Adjectives Starting with A

Aaronic (a.) Alt. of Aaronical

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

Abactinal (a.) Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actinal.

Abandoned (a.) Forsaken, deserted.

Abandoned (a.) Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; as, an abandoned villain.

Abase (a.) To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.

Abase (a.) To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade.

Abased (a.) Lowered; humbled.

Abased (a.) Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.

Abatable (a.) Capable of being abated; as, an abatable writ or nuisance.

Abatised (a.) Provided with an abatis.

Abaxial (a.) Alt. of Abaxile

Abaxile (a.) Away from the axis or central

Abbatial (a.) Belonging to an abbey; as, abbatial rights.

Abbatical (a.) Abbatial.

Abbreviate (a.) Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.

Abbreviate (a.) Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.

Abbreviated (a.) Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate.

Abbreviatory (a.) Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging.

Abderian (a.) Given to laughter; inc

Abdicable (a.) Capable of being abdicated.

Abdicant (a.) Abdicating; renouncing; -- followed by of.

Abdicative (a.) Causing, or implying, abdication.

Abditive (a.) Having the quality of hiding.

Abdominal (a.) Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity.

Abdominal (a.) Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes.

Abdominothoracic (a.) Relating to the abdomen and the thorax, or chest.

Abdominous (a.) Having a protuberant belly; pot-bellied.

Abecedarian (a.) Alt. of Abecedary

Abecedary (a.) Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary.

Aberrant (a.) Wandering; straying from the right way.

Aberrant (a.) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.

Aberrational (a.) Characterized by aberration.

Abeyant (a.) Being in a state of abeyance.

Abhominable (a.) Abominable.

Abhominal (a.) Inhuman.

Abhorrent (a.) Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts.

Abhorrent (a.) Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to.

Abhorrent (a.) Detestable.

Abhorrible (a.) Detestable.

Abiding (a.) Continuing; lasting.

Abietic (a.) Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products; as, abietic acid, called also sylvic acid.

Abietinic (a.) Of or pertaining to abietin; as, abietinic acid.

Abiogenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to abiogenesis.

Abiogenous (a.) Produced by spontaneous generation.

Abiological (a.) Pertaining to the study of inanimate things.

Abirritative (a.) Characterized by abirritation or debility.

Abject (a.) Cast down; low-lying.

Abject (a.) Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.

Abject (a.) To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.

Abjunctive (a.) Exceptional.

Abjuratory (a.) Containing abjuration.

Ablastemic (a.) Non-germinal.

Ablatitious (a.) Diminishing; as, an ablatitious force.

Ablative (a.) Taking away or removing.

Ablative (a.) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.

Able (a.) To make able; to enable; to strengthen.

Able (a.) To vouch for.

Able-bodied (a.) Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust.

Able-minded (a.) Having much intellectual power.

Abler (a.) comp. of Able.

Abler (a.) superl. of Able.

Abluent (a.) Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent.

Ablutionary (a.) Pertaining to ablution.

Abnegative (a.) Denying; renouncing; negative.

Abnormal (a.) Not conformed to rule or system; deviating from the type; anomalous; irregular.

Abnormous (a.) Abnormal; irregular.

Abolishable (a.) Capable of being abolished.

Abominable (a.) Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.

Abominable (a.) Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.

Aboral (a.) Situated opposite to, or away from, the mouth.

Aboriginal (a.) First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America.

Aboriginal (a.) Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal blood.

Aborsive (a.) Abortive.

Aborted (a.) Brought forth prematurely.

Aborted (a.) Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage; as, spines are aborted branches.

Abortional (a.) Pertaining to abortion; miscarrying; abortive.

Above-cited (a.) Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing.

Abovedeck (a.) On deck; and hence, like aboveboard, without artifice.

Above-mentioned (a.) Alt. of Above-named

Above-named (a.) Mentioned or named before; aforesaid.

Abovesaid (a.) Mentioned or recited before.

Abrahamic (a.) Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; as, the Abrachamic covenant.

Abrahamitic (a.) Alt. of ical

ical (a.) Relating to the patriarch Abraham.

Abranchial (a.) Abranchiate.

Abranchiate (a.) Without gills.

Abrase (a.) Rubbed smooth.

Abrasive (a.) Producing abrasion.

Abrogable (a.) Capable of being abrogated.

Abrogate (a.) Abrogated; abolished.

Abrogative (a.) Tending or designed to abrogate; as, an abrogative law.

Abrupt (a.) Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.

Abrupt (a.) Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.

Abrupt (a.) Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.

Abrupt (a.) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.

Absent (a.) Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.

Absent (a.) Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent.

Absent (a.) Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air.

Absentaneous (a.) Pertaining to absence.

Absent-minded (a.) Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied.

Absinthial (a.) Of or pertaining to wormwood; absinthian.

Absinthiated (a.) Impregnated with wormwood; as, absinthiated wine.

Absinthic (a.) Relating to the common wormwood or to an acid obtained from it.

Absolute (a.) Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.

Absolute (a.) Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.

Absolute (a.) Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to relative and comparative; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.

Absolute (a.) Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.

Absolute (a.) Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.

Absolute (a.) Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.

Absolute (a.) Authoritative; peremptory.

Absolute (a.) Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.

Absolute (a.) Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative.

Absolutist (a.) Of or pertaining to absolutism; arbitrary; despotic; as, absolutist principles.

Absolutistic (a.) Pertaining to absolutism; absolutist.

Absolutory (a.) Serving to absolve; absolving.

Absolvable (a.) That may be absolved.

Absolvatory (a.) Conferring absolution; absolutory.

Absolvent (a.) Absolving.

Absonant (a.) Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to consonant.

Absonous (a.) Discordant; inharmonious; incongruous.

Absorbable (a.) Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up.

Absorbent (a.) Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.

Absorbing (a.) Swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit.

Absorpt (a.) Absorbed.

Absorptive (a.) Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.

Abstemious (a.) Abstaining from wine.

Abstemious (a.) Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.

Abstemious (a.) Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.

Abstemious (a.) Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.

Abstemious (a.) Promotive of abstemiousness.

Abstention (a.) The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.

Abstentious (a.) Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining.

Abstergent (a.) Serving to cleanse, detergent.

Abstersive (a.) Cleansing; purging.

Abstinent (a.) Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.

Abstorted (a.) Wrested away.

Abstract (a.) Withdraw; separate.

Abstract (a.) Considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult.

Abstract (a.) Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; -- opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word.

Abstract (a.) Resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; as, "reptile" is an abstract or general name.

Abstract (a.) Abstracted; absent in mind.

Abstract (a.) To withdraw; to separate; to take away.

Abstract (a.) To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects.

Abstract (a.) To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.

Abstract (a.) To epitomize; to abridge.

Abstract (a.) To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.

Abstract (a.) To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used.

Abstract (a.) That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.

Abstract (a.) A state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things.

Abstract (a.) An abstract term.

Abstract (a.) A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.

Abstracted (a.) Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.

Abstracted (a.) Separated from matter; abstract; ideal.

Abstracted (a.) Abstract; abstruse; difficult.

Abstracted (a.) Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind.

Abstraction (a.) The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.

Abstraction (a.) The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects.

Abstraction (a.) An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.

Abstraction (a.) A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.

Abstraction (a.) Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.

Abstraction (a.) The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.

Abstraction (a.) A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation.

Abstractional (a.) Pertaining to abstraction.

Abstractitious (a.) Obtained from plants by distillation.

Abstractive (a.) Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature.

Abstruse (a.) Concealed or hidden out of the way.

Abstruse (a.) Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; recondite; as, abstruse learning.

Absurd (a.) Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream.

Abundant (a.) Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed by in, rarely by with.

Abusable (a.) That may be abused.

Abuseful (a.) Full of abuse; abusive.

Abusive (a.) Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.

Abusive (a.) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.

Abusive (a.) Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.

Abusive (a.) Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.

Abusive (a.) Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.

Abuzz (a.) In a buzz; buzzing.

Abysmal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an abyss; bottomless; unending; profound.

Abyssal (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable.

Abyssinian (a.) Of or pertaining to Abyssinia.

Academial (a.) Academic.

Academic (a.) Alt. of Academical

Academical (a.) Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the Academic sect or philosophy.

Academical (a.) Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.

Acadian (a.) Of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia.

Acalephoid (a.) Belonging to or resembling the Acalephae or jellyfishes.

Acalycine (a.) Alt. of Acalysinous

Acalysinous (a.) Without a calyx, or outer floral envelope.

Acanthaceous (a.) Armed with prickles, as a plant.

Acanthaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the acanthus is the type.

Acanthine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus.

Acanthocarpous (a.) Having the fruit covered with spines.

Acanthocephalous (a.) Having a spiny head, as one of the Acanthocephala.

Acanthophorous (a.) Spine-bearing.

Acanthopodious (a.) Having spinous petioles.

Acanthopterous (a.) Spiny-winged.

Acanthopterous (a.) Acanthopterygious.

Acanthopterygian (a.) Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.

Acanthopterygious (a.) Having fins in which the rays are hard and spinelike; spiny-finned.

Acapsular (a.) Having no capsule.

Acardiac (a.) Without a heart; as, an acardiac fetus.

Acarine (a.) Of or caused by acari or mites; as, acarine diseases.

Acaroid (a.) Shaped like or resembling a mite.

Acarpellous (a.) Having no carpels.

Acarpous (a.) Not producing fruit; unfruitful.

Acatalectic (a.) Not defective; complete; as, an acatalectic verse.

Acataleptic (a.) Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.

Acaudate (a.) Tailless.

Acaulescent (a.) Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground.


Acaulose (a.) Alt. of Acaulous

Acaulous (a.) Same as Acaulescent.

Accadian (a.) Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest.

Accelerando (a.) Gradually accelerating the movement.

Accelerative (a.) Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.

Acceleratory (a.) Accelerative.

Accendible (a.) Capable of being inflamed or kindled; combustible; inflammable.

Accentless (a.) Without accent.

Accentuable (a.) Capable of being accented.

Accentual (a.) Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.

Accept (a.) Accepted.

Acceptable (a.) Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.

Acceptant (a.) Accepting; receiving.

Acceptive (a.) Fit for acceptance.

Acceptive (a.) Ready to accept.

Accessary (a.) Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory.

Accessible (a.) Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person.

Accessible (a.) Open to the influence of; -- with to.

Accessible (a.) Obtainable; to be got at.

Accessional (a.) Pertaining to accession; additional.

Accessive (a.) Additional.

Accessorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an accessory; as, accessorial agency, accessorial guilt.

Accessory (a.) Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.

Accidental (a.) Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.

Accidental (a.) Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play.

Accipitrine (a.) Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.

Acclamatory (a.) Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.

Acclimatable (a.) Capable of being acclimated.

Acclimatizable (a.) Capable of being acclimatized.

Acclive (a.) Acclivous.

Acclivitous (a.) Acclivous.

Acclivous (a.) Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to declivous.

Accommodable (a.) That may be accommodated, fitted, or made to agree.

Accommodate (a.) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.

Accommodating (a.) Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.

Accompanable (a.) Sociable.

Accompletive (a.) Tending to accomplish.

Accomplishable (a.) Capable of being accomplished; practicable.

Accomplished (a.) Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact.

Accomplished (a.) Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; -- commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain.

Accomptable (a.) See Accountable.

Accordable (a.) Agreeing.

Accordable (a.) Reconcilable; in accordance.

Accordant (a.) Agreeing; consonant; harmonious; corresponding; conformable; -- followed by with or to.

Accostable (a.) Approachable; affable.

Accosted (a.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.

Accountable (a.) Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.

Accountable (a.) Capable of being accounted for; explicable.

Accountant (a.) Accountable.

Accrementitial (a.) Pertaining to accremention.

Accrescent (a.) Growing; increasing.

Accrescent (a.) Growing larger after flowering.

Accrete (a.) Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.

Accrete (a.) Grown together.

Accretive (a.) Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.

Accumbent (a.) Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.

Accumbent (a.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.

Accumulate (a.) Collected; accumulated.

Accumulative (a.) Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.

Accurate (a.) In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.

Accurate (a.) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.

Accusable (a.) Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with of.

Accusatival (a.) Pertaining to the accusative case.

Accusative (a.) Producing accusations; accusatory.

Accusative (a.) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.

Accusatorial (a.) Accusatory.

Accusatory (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel.

Accused (a.) Charged with offense; as, an accused person.

Accustomable (a.) Habitual; customary; wonted.

Accustomary (a.) Usual; customary.

Accustomed (a.) Familiar through use; usual; customary.

Accustomed (a.) Frequented by customers.

Acentric (a.) Not centered; without a center.

Acephalan (a.) Belonging to the Acephala.

Acephalocystic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the acephalocysts.

Acephalous (a.) Headless.

Acephalous (a.) Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.

Acephalous (a.) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries.

Acephalous (a.) Without a leader or chief.

Acephalous (a.) Wanting the beginning.

Acephalous (a.) Deficient and the beginning, as a

Acerate (a.) Acerose; needle-shaped.

Acerb (a.) Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.

Acerbic (a.) Sour or severe.

Aceric (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the maple; as, aceric acid.

Acerose (a.) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy.

Acerose (a.) Needle-shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine.

Acerous (a.) Same as Acerose.

Acerous (a.) Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks.

Acerous (a.) Without antennae, as some insects.

Acerval (a.) Pertaining to a heap.

Acervate (a.) Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.

Acervative (a.) Heaped up; tending to heap up.

Acervose (a.) Full of heaps.


Acescent (a.) Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.

Acetabular (a.) Cup-shaped; saucer-shaped; acetabuliform.

Acetabuliferous (a.) Furnished with fleshy cups for adhering to bodies, as cuttlefish, etc.

Acetabuliform (a.) Shaped like a shallow cup; saucer-shaped; as, an acetabuliform calyx.

Acetarious (a.) Used in salads; as, acetarious plants.

Acetated (a.) Combined with acetic acid.

Acetic (a.) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation.

Acetic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.

Acetonic (a.) Of or pertaining to acetone; as, acetonic bodies.

Acetose (a.) Sour like vinegar; acetous.

Acetous (a.) Having a sour taste; sour; acid.

Acetous (a.) Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.

Achaean (a.) Alt. of Achaian

Achaian (a.) Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian.

Achenial (a.) Pertaining to an achene.

Acherontic (a.) Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.

Achievable (a.) Capable of being achieved.

Achillean (a.) Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.

Achilous (a.) Without a lip.

Aching (a.) That aches; continuously painful. See Ache.

Achlamydate (a.) Not possessing a mantle; -- said of certain gastropods.

Achlamydeous (a.) Naked; having no floral envelope, neither calyx nor corolla.

Acholous (a.) Lacking bile.

Achromatic (a.) Free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors.

Achromatic (a.) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue.

Achronic (a.) See Acronyc.

Achroous (a.) Colorless; achromatic.

Achylous (a.) Without chyle.

Achymous (a.) Without chyme.

Acicular (a.) Needle-shaped; slender like a needle or bristle, as some leaves or crystals; also, having sharp points like needless.

Aciculate (a.) Alt. of Aciculated

Aciculated (a.) Furnished with aciculae.

Aciculated (a.) Acicular.

Aciculated (a.) Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle.

Aciculiform (a.) Needle-shaped; acicular.

Acid (a.) Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered.

Acid (a.) Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction.

Acidic (a.) Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to basic.

Acidiferous (a.) Containing or yielding an acid.

Acidifiable (a.) Capable of being acidified, or converted into an acid.

Acidific (a.) Producing acidity; converting into an acid.

Acidulent (a.) Having an acid quality; sour; acidulous.

Acidulous (a.) Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture.

Aciform (a.) Shaped like a needle.

Acinaceous (a.) Containing seeds or stones of grapes, or grains like them.

Acinaciform (a.) Scimeter-shaped; as, an acinaciform leaf.

Acinetiform (a.) Resembling the Acinetae.

Aciniform (a.) Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes.

Aciniform (a.) Full of small kernels like a grape.

Acinose (a.) Alt. of Acinous

Acinous (a.) Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands.

Aclinic (a.) Without inclination or dipping; -- said the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic

Acnodal (a.) Pertaining to acnodes.

Acold (a.) Cold.

Acologic (a.) Pertaining to acology.

Aconddylose (a.) Alt. of Acondylous

Acondylous (a.) Being without joints; jointless.

Aconital (a.) Of the nature of aconite.

Aconitic (a.) Of or pertaining to aconite.

Acopic (a.) Relieving weariness; restorative.

Acorned (a.) Furnished or loaded with acorns.

Acorned (a.) Fed or filled with acorns.

Acotyledonous (a.) Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc.

Acoustic (a.) Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.

Acoustical (a.) Of or pertaining to acoustics.

Acquaintable (a.) Easy to be acquainted with; affable.

Acquainted (a.) Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.

Acquiescent (a.) Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.

Acquirable (a.) Capable of being acquired.

Acquisite (a.) Acquired.

Acquisitive (a.) Acquired.

Acquisitive (a.) Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; as, an acquisitive person or disposition.

Acranial (a.) Wanting a skull.

Acreable (a.) Of an acre; per acre; as, the acreable produce.

Acred (a.) Possessing acres or landed property; -- used in composition; as, large-acred men.

Acrid (a.) Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts.

Acrid (a.) Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions.

Acrid (a.) Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing.

Acrimonious (a.) Acrid; corrosive; as, acrimonious gall.

Acrimonious (a.) Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; as, acrimonious dispute, language, temper.

Acritan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Acrita.

Acrite (a.) Acritan.

Acritical (a.) Having no crisis; giving no indications of a crisis; as, acritical symptoms, an acritical abscess.

Acroamatic (a.) Alt. of Acroamatical

Acroamatical (a.) Communicated orally; oral; -- applied to the esoteric teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his exoteric doctrines, which were adapted to outsiders or the public generally. Hence: Abstruse; profound.

Acroatic (a.) Same as Acroamatic.

Acrobatic (a.) Pertaining to an acrobat.

Acrocarpous (a.) Having a terminal fructification; having the fruit at the end of the stalk.

Acrocarpous (a.) Having the fruit stalks at the end of a leafy stem, as in certain mosses.

Acrocephalic (a.) Characterized by a high skull.

Acroceraunian (a.) Of or pertaining to the high mountain range of "thunder-smitten" peaks (now Kimara), between Epirus and Macedonia.

Acrodont (a.) Of or pertaining to the acrodonts.

Acrogenous (a.) Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant.

Acrolithan (a.) Alt. of Acrolithic

Acrolithic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith.

Acromial (a.) Of or pertaining to the acromion.

Acromonogrammatic (a.) Having each verse begin with the same letter as that with which the preceding verse ends.

Acronyc (a.) Alt. of Acronychal

Acronychal (a.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to cosmical.

Acronyctous (a.) Acronycal.

Acropetal (a.) Developing from below towards the apex, or from the circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of certain inflorescence.

Acropolitan (a.) Pertaining to an acropolis.

Acrosporous (a.) Having acrospores.

Acroterial (a.) Pertaining to an acroterium; as, acroterial ornaments.

Acrotic (a.) Pertaining to or affecting the surface.

Acrotomous (a.) Having a cleavage parallel with the base.

Acrylic (a.) Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride; as, acrylic acid.

Actable (a.) Capable of being acted.

Actinal (a.) Pertaining to the part of a radiate animal which contains the mouth.

Acting (a.) Operating in any way.

Acting (a.) Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.

Actinic (a.) Of or pertaining to actinism; as, actinic rays.

Actiniform (a.) Having a radiated form, like a sea anemone.

Actinoid (a.) Having the form of rays; radiated, as an actinia.

Actinolitic (a.) Of the nature of, or containing, actinolite.

Actinometric (a.) Pertaining to the measurement of the intensity of the solar rays, either (a) heating, or (b) actinic.

Actinophorous (a.) Having straight projecting spines.

Actinozoal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Actinozoa.

Actionable (a.) That may be the subject of an action or suit at law; as, to call a man a thief is actionable.

Actionless (a.) Void of action.

Active (a.) Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.

Active (a.) Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.

Active (a.) In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; -- opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.

Active (a.) Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.

Active (a.) Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.

Active (a.) Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.

Active (a.) Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.

Active (a.) Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.

Active (a.) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.

Active (a.) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.

Active (a.) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.

Actless (a.) Without action or spirit.

Actual (a.) Involving or comprising action; active.

Actual (a.) Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.

Actual (a.) In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.

Actuarial (a.) Of or pertaining to actuaries; as, the actuarial value of an annuity.

Actuate (a.) Put in action; actuated.

Actuose (a.) Very active.

Acuate (a.) Sharpened; sharp-pointed.

Aculeate (a.) Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.

Aculeate (a.) Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.

Aculeate (a.) Severe or stinging; incisive.

Aculeated (a.) Having a sharp point; armed with prickles; prickly; aculeate.

Aculeiform (a.) Like a prickle.

Aculeolate (a.) Having small prickles or sharp points.

Aculeous (a.) Aculeate.

Acuminate (a.) Tapering to a point; pointed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.

Acuminose (a.) Terminating in a flat, narrow end.

Acuminous (a.) Characterized by acumen; keen.

Acutangular (a.) Acute-angled.

Acute (a.) Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.

Acute (a.) Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.

Acute (a.) Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure.

Acute (a.) High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.

Acute (a.) Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease.

Acute-angled (a.) Having acute angles; as, an acute-angled triangle, a triangle with every one of its angles less than a right angle.

Acutifoliate (a.) Having sharp-pointed leaves.

Acutilobate (a.) Having acute lobes, as some leaves.

Adactyl (a.) Alt. of Adactylous

Adactylous (a.) Without fingers or without toes.

Adactylous (a.) Without claws on the feet (of crustaceous animals).

Adagial (a.) Pertaining to an adage; proverbial.

Adamantean (a.) Of adamant; hard as adamant.

Adamantine (a.) Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains.

Adamantine (a.) Like the diamond in hardness or luster.

Adambulacral (a.) Next to the ambulacra; as, the adambulacral ossicles of the starfish.

Adamic (a.) Alt. of Adamical

Adamical (a.) Of or pertaining to Adam, or resembling him.

Adapt (a.) Fitted; suited.

Adaptable (a.) Capable of being adapted.

Adaptative (a.) Adaptive.

Adaptive (a.) Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of adapting.

Adaptorial (a.) Adaptive.

Addable (a.) Addible.

Addible (a.) Capable of being added.

Additional (a.) Added; supplemental; in the way of an addition.

Additionary (a.) Additional.

Addititious (a.) Additive.

Additive (a.) Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to subtractive.

Additory (a.) Tending to add; making some addition.

Addle (a.) Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled.

Addle-brained (a.) Alt. of Addle-pated

Addle-headed (a.) Alt. of Addle-pated

Addle-pated (a.) Dull-witted; stupid.

Addorsed (a.) Set or turned back to back.

Adducent (a.) Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.

Adducible (a.) Capable of being adduced.

Adductive (a.) Adducing, or bringing towards or to something.

Adelocodonic (a.) Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; -- opposed to phanerocodonic.

Adelphous (a.) Having coalescent or clustered filaments; -- said of stamens; as, adelphous stamens. Usually in composition; as, monadelphous.

Adeniform (a.) Shaped like a gland; adenoid.

Adenographic (a.) Pertaining to adenography.

Adenoid (a.) Alt. of Adenoidal

Adenoidal (a.) Glandlike; glandular.

Adenological (a.) Pertaining to adenology.

Adenophorous (a.) Producing glands.

Adenophyllous (a.) Having glands on the leaves.

Adenose (a.) Like a gland; full of glands; glandulous; adenous.

Adenotomic (a.) Pertaining to adenotomy.

Adenous (a.) Same as Adenose.

Adept (a.) Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.

Adeption (a.) An obtaining; attainment.

Adequate (a.) Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.

Adequate (a.) To equalize; to make adequate.

Adequate (a.) To equal.

Adfiliated (a.) See Affiliated.

Adhamant (a.) Clinging, as by hooks.

Adherent (a.) Sticking; clinging; adhering.

Adherent (a.) Attached as an attribute or circumstance.

Adherent (a.) Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.

Adhesive (a.) Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.

Adhesive (a.) Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.

Adhortatory (a.) Containing counsel or warning; hortatory; advisory.

Adiabatic (a.) Not giving out or receiving heat.

Adiactinic (a.) Not transmitting the actinic rays.

Adiaphoristic (a.) Pertaining to matters indifferent in faith and practice.

Adiaphorous (a.) Indifferent or neutral.

Adiaphorous (a.) Incapable of doing either harm or good, as some medicines.

Adiathermic (a.) Not pervious to heat.

Adipescent (a.) Becoming fatty.

Adipic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fatty or oily substances; -- applied to certain acids obtained from fats by the action of nitric acid.

Adipoceriform (a.) Having the form or appearance of adipocere; as, an adipoceriform tumor.

Adipocerous (a.) Like adipocere.

Adipose (a.) Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.

Adipous (a.) Fatty; adipose.

Adipsous (a.) Quenching thirst, as certain fruits.

Adjacent (a.) Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway.

Adjectional (a.) Pertaining to adjection; that is, or may be, annexed.

Adjectival (a.) Of or relating to the relating to the adjective; of the nature of an adjective; adjective.

Adjoinant (a.) Contiguous.

Adjoining (a.) Joining to; contiguous; adjacent; as, an adjoining room.

Adjudicative (a.) Adjudicating.

Adjunct (a.) Conjoined; attending; consequent.

Adjunctive (a.) Joining; having the quality of joining; forming an adjunct.

Adjuratory (a.) Containing an adjuration.

Adjustable (a.) Capable of being adjusted.

Adjustive (a.) Tending to adjust.

Adjutory (a.) Serving to help or assist; helping.

Adjuvant (a.) Helping; helpful; assisting.

Admaxillary (a.) Near to the maxilla or jawbone.

Adminicular (a.) Supplying help; auxiliary; corroborative; explanatory; as, adminicular evidence.

Adminiculary (a.) Adminicular.

Administerial (a.) Pertaining to administration, or to the executive part of government.

Administrable (a.) Capable of being administered; as, an administrable law.

Administrant (a.) Executive; acting; managing affairs.

Administrative (a.) Pertaining to administration; administering; executive; as, an administrative body, ability, or energy.

Admirable (a.) Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous.

Admirable (a.) Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things.

Admirative (a.) Relating to or expressing admiration or wonder.

Admired (a.) Regarded with wonder and delight; highly prized; as, an admired poem.

Admired (a.) Wonderful; also, admirable.

Admiring (a.) Expressing admiration; as, an admiring glance.

Admissible (a.) Entitled to be admitted, or worthy of being admitted; that may be allowed or conceded; allowable; as, the supposition is hardly admissible.

Admissive (a.) Implying an admission; tending to admit.

Admissory (a.) Pertaining to admission.

Admittable (a.) Admissible.

Admitted (a.) Received as true or valid; acknowledged.

Admonitive (a.) Admonitory.

Admonitorial (a.) Admonitory.

Admonitory (a.) That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance.

Adnascent (a.) Growing to or on something else.

Adnate (a.) Grown to congenitally.

Adnate (a.) Growing together; -- said only of organic cohesion of unlike parts.

Adnate (a.) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; -- a term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.

Adnominal (a.) Pertaining to an adnoun; adjectival; attached to a noun.

Adnubilated (a.) Clouded; obscured.

Adolescent (a.) Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity.

Adonean (a.) Pertaining to Adonis; Adonic.

Adonic (a.) Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty.

Adoptable (a.) Capable of being adopted.

Adopted (a.) Taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word.

Adoptious (a.) Adopted.

Adoptive (a.) Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.

Adorable (a.) Deserving to be adored; worthy of divine honors.

Adorable (a.) Worthy of the utmost love or respect.

Adorn (a.) Adorned; decorated.

Adrenal (a.) Suprarenal.

Adrian (a.) Pertaining to the Adriatic Sea; as, Adrian billows.

Adriatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a sea so named, the northwestern part of which is known as the Gulf of Venice.

Adroit (a.) Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply.

Adry (a.) In a dry or thirsty condition.

Adscititious (a.) Supplemental; additional; adventitious; ascititious.

Adscript (a.) Held to service as attached to the soil; -- said of feudal serfs.

Adscriptive (a.) Attached or annexed to the glebe or estate and transferable with it.

Adstrictory (a.) See Astrictory.

Adstringent (a.) See Astringent.

Adulatory (a.) Containing excessive praise or compliment; servilely praising; flattering; as, an adulatory address.

Adult (a.) Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and strength; matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult age.

Adulterant (a.) Adulterating; as, adulterant agents and processes.

Adulterate (a.) Tainted with adultery.

Adulterate (a.) Debased by the admixture of a foreign substance; adulterated; spurious.

Adulterine (a.) Proceeding from adulterous intercourse. Hence: Spurious; without the support of law; illegal.

Adulterous (a.) Guilty of, or given to, adultery; pertaining to adultery; illicit.

Adulterous (a.) Characterized by adulteration; spurious.

Adumbrant (a.) Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance; shadowing forth.

Adumbrative (a.) Faintly representing; typical.

Adunc (a.) Alt. of Adunque

Adunque (a.) Hooked; as, a parrot has an adunc bill.

Aduncous (a.) Curved inwards; hooked.

Adust (a.) Inflamed or scorched; fiery.

Adust (a.) Looking as if or scorched; sunburnt.

Adust (a.) Having much heat in the constitution and little serum in the blood. [Obs.] Hence: Atrabilious; sallow; gloomy.

Adusted (a.) Burnt; adust.

Adustible (a.) That may be burnt.

Advance (a.) Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

Advanced (a.) In the van or front.

Advanced (a.) In the front or before others, as regards progress or ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers.

Advanced (a.) Far on in life or time.

Advancive (a.) Tending to advance.

Advantageable (a.) Advantageous.

Advantageous (a.) Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation.

Advenient (a.) Coming from outward causes; superadded.

Adventitious (a.) Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.

Adventitious (a.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots.

Adventitious (a.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants.

Adventitious (a.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental.

Adventive (a.) Accidental.

Adventive (a.) Adventitious.

Adventual (a.) Relating to the season of advent.

Adventureful (a.) Given to adventure.

Adventuresome (a.) Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome.

Adverbial (a.) Of or pertaining to an adverb; of the nature of an adverb; as, an adverbial phrase or form.

Adversarious (a.) Hostile.

Adversary (a.) Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic.

Adversary (a.) Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an adversary suit.

Adversative (a.) Expressing contrariety, opposition, or antithesis; as, an adversative conjunction (but, however, yet, etc. ); an adversative force.

Adverse (a.) Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.

Adverse (a.) Opposite.

Adverse (a.) In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.

Adversifoliate (a.) Alt. of Adversifolious

Adversifolious (a.) Having opposite leaves, as plants which have the leaves so arranged on the stem.

Advertent (a.) Attentive; heedful; regardful.

Advisable (a.) Proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent.

Advisable (a.) Ready to receive advice.

Advisory (a.) Having power to advise; containing advice; as, an advisory council; their opinion is merely advisory.

Advocatory (a.) Of or pertaining to an advocate.

Adynamic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, debility of the vital powers; weak.

Adynamic (a.) Characterized by the absence of power or force.

Aegean (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea, or arm of the Mediterranean sea, east of Greece. See Archipelago.

Aeneous (a.) Colored like bronze.

Aeolian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aeolia or Aeolis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; aeolic; as, the Aeolian dialect.

Aeolian (a.) Pertaining to Aeolus, the mythic god of the winds; pertaining to, or produced by, the wind; aerial.

Aeolic (a.) Aeolian, 1; as, the Aeolic dialect; the Aeolic mode.

Aeolotropic (a.) Exhibiting differences of quality or property in different directions; not isotropic.

Aeonian (a.) Eternal; everlasting.

Aerial (a.) Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aerial regions or currents.

Aerial (a.) Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.

Aerial (a.) Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aerial spires.

Aerial (a.) Growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aerial rootlets, aerial plants.

Aerial (a.) Light as air; ethereal.

Aeriferous (a.) Conveying or containing air; air-bearing; as, the windpipe is an aeriferous tube.

Aeriform (a.) Having the form or nature of air, or of an elastic fluid; gaseous. Hence fig.: Unreal.

Aerobiotic (a.) Related to, or of the nature of, aerobies; as, aerobiotic plants, which live only when supplied with free oxygen.

Aerodynamic (a.) Pertaining to the force of air in motion.

Aerographic (a.) Alt. of Aerographical

Aerographical (a.) Pertaining to aerography; aerological.

Aerohydrodynamic (a.) Acting by the force of air and water; as, an aerohydrodynamic wheel.

Aerolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to aerolites; meteoric; as, aerolitic iron.

Aerologic (a.) Alt. of Aerological

Aerological (a.) Of or pertaining to aerology.

Aerometric (a.) Of or pertaining to aerometry; as, aerometric investigations.

Aeronautic (a.) Alt. of Aeronautical

Aeronautical (a.) Pertaining to aeronautics, or aerial sailing.

Aerose (a.) Of the nature of, or like, copper; brassy.

Aerostatic (a.) Alt. of Aerostatical

Aerostatical (a.) Of or pertaining to aerostatics; pneumatic.

Aerostatical (a.) Aeronautic; as, an aerostatic voyage.

Aeruginous (a.) Of the nature or color of verdigris, or the rust of copper.

Aery (a.) Aerial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.

Aesculapian (a.) Pertaining to Aesculapius or to the healing art; medical; medicinal.

Esopian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aesop, or in his manner.

Aesopic (a.) Alt. of Esopic

Esopic (a.) Same as Aesopian.

Aesthesodic (a.) Conveying sensory or afferent impulses; -- said of nerves.

Aesthetic (a.) Alt. of Aesthetical

Aesthetical (a.) Of or Pertaining to aesthetics; versed in aesthetics; as, aesthetic studies, emotions, ideas, persons, etc.

Aestival (a.) Of or belonging to the summer; as, aestival diseases.

Aestuous (a.) Glowing; agitated, as with heat.

Aetheogamous (a.) Propagated in an unusual way; cryptogamous.

Aetiological (a.) Pertaining to aetiology; assigning a cause.

Affable (a.) Easy to be spoken to or addressed; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; courteous; sociable.

Affable (a.) Gracious; mild; benign.

Affabrous (a.) Executed in a workmanlike manner; ingeniously made.

Affectible (a.) That may be affected.

Affecting (a.) Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions; pathetic; touching; as, an affecting address; an affecting sight.

Affecting (a.) Affected; given to false show.

Affectional (a.) Of or pertaining to the affections; as, affectional impulses; an affectional nature.

Affectionate (a.) Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.

Affectionate (a.) Kindly inc

Affectionate (a.) Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.

Affectionate (a.) Strongly inc

Affectionated (a.) Disposed; inc

Affectioned (a.) Disposed.

Affectioned (a.) Affected; conceited.

Affective (a.) Tending to affect; affecting.

Affective (a.) Pertaining to or exciting emotion; affectional; emotional.

Affectuous (a.) Full of passion or emotion; earnest.

Afferent (a.) Bearing or conducting inwards to a part or organ; -- opposed to efferent; as, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey sensations from the external organs to the brain.

Affiliable (a.) Capable of being affiliated to or on, or connected with in origin.

Affinal (a.) Related by marriage; from the same source.

Affined (a.) Joined in affinity or by any tie.

Affinitative (a.) Of the nature of affinity.

Affinitive (a.) Closely connected, as by affinity.

Affirmable (a.) Capable of being affirmed, asserted, or declared; -- followed by of; as, an attribute affirmable of every just man.

Affirmative (a.) Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law.

Affirmative (a.) That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering "yes" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote.

Affirmative (a.) Positive; dogmatic.

Affirmative (a.) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.

Affirmative (a.) Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted.

Affirmatory (a.) Giving affirmation; assertive; affirmative.

Afflicting (a.) Grievously painful; distressing; afflictive; as, an afflicting event. -- Af*flict"ing*ly, adv.

Afflictionless (a.) Free from affliction.

Afflictive (a.) Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; distressing.

Affluent (a.) Flowing to; flowing abundantly.

Affluent (a.) Abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches.

Affordable (a.) That may be afforded.

Affrightful (a.) Terrifying; frightful.

Affronte (a.) Face to face, or front to front; facing.

Affrontive (a.) Tending to affront or offend; offensive; abusive.

Afghan (a.) Of or pertaining to Afghanistan.

Aforecited (a.) Named or quoted before.

Aforegoing (a.) Going before; foregoing.

Aforehand (a.) Prepared; previously provided; -- opposed to behindhand.

Aforementioned (a.) Previously mentioned; before-mentioned.

Aforenamed (a.) Named before.

Aforesaid (a.) Said before, or in a preceding part; already described or identified.

Aforethought (a.) Premeditated; prepense; previously in mind; designed; as, malice aforethought, which is required to constitute murder.

Afric (a.) African.

African (a.) Of or pertaining to Africa.

After (a.) Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.

After (a.) Hinder; nearer the rear.

After (a.) To ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.

After-dinner (a.) Following dinner; post-prandial; as, an after-dinner nap.

After-mentioned (a.) Mentioned afterwards; as, persons after-mentioned (in a writing).

Afterwise (a.) Wise after the event; wise or knowing, when it is too late.

After-witted (a.) Characterized by after-wit; slow-witted.

Aftmost (a.) Nearest the stern.

Agalactous (a.) Lacking milk to suckle with.

Agamic (a.) Produced without sexual union; as, agamic or unfertilized eggs.

Agamic (a.) Not having visible organs of reproduction, as flowerless plants; agamous.

Agamous (a.) Having no visible sexual organs; asexual.

Agamous (a.) cryptogamous.

Aganglionic (a.) Without ganglia.

Agastric (a.) Having to stomach, or distinct digestive canal, as the tapeworm.

Agatiferous (a.) Containing or producing agates.

Agatine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, agate.

Agaty (a.) Of the nature of agate, or containing agate.

Aged (a.) Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being; as, an aged man; an aged oak.

Aged (a.) Belonging to old age.

Aged (a.) Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived; as, a man aged forty years.

Ageless (a.) Without old age limits of duration; as, fountains of ageless youth.

Agenesic (a.) Characterized by sterility; infecund.

Agent (a.) Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.

Agential (a.) Of or pertaining to an agent or an agency.

Aggerose (a.) In heaps; full of heaps.

Agglomerate (a.) Alt. of Agglomerated

Agglomerated (a.) Collected into a ball, heap, or mass.

Agglomerated (a.) Collected into a rounded head of flowers.

Agglomerative (a.) Having a tendency to gather together, or to make collections.

Agglutinant (a.) Uniting, as glue; causing, or tending to cause, adhesion.

Agglutinate (a.) United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.

Agglutinate (a.) Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc. See Agglutination, 2.

Agglutinative (a.) Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to cause adhesion; adhesive.

Agglutinative (a.) Formed or characterized by agglutination, as a language or a compound.

Aggrandizable (a.) Capable of being aggrandized.

Aggrate (a.) To please.

Aggravating (a.) Making worse or more heinous; as, aggravating circumstances.

Aggravating (a.) Exasperating; provoking; irritating.

Aggravative (a.) Tending to aggravate.

Aggregate (a.) Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.

Aggregate (a.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.

Aggregate (a.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.

Aggregate (a.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.

Aggregate (a.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.

Aggregative (a.) Taken together; collective.

Aggregative (a.) Gregarious; social.

Aggressive (a.) Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation.

Aggry (a.) Alt. of Aggri

Aggri (a.) Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture; as, aggry beads are found in Ashantee and Fantee in Africa.

Agible (a.) Possible to be done; practicable.

Agile (a.) Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.

Agitable (a.) Capable of being agitated, or easily moved.

Agitative (a.) Tending to agitate.

Agitato (a.) Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic manner.

Aglossal (a.) Without tongue; tongueless.

Agminal (a.) Pertaining to an army marching, or to a train.

Agminate (a.) Alt. of Agminated

Agminated (a.) Grouped together; as, the agminated glands of Peyer in the small intestine.

Agnate (a.) Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor.

Agnate (a.) Allied; akin.

Agnatic (a.) Pertaining to descent by the male

Agnostic (a.) Professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining to or involving agnosticism.

Agonic (a.) Not forming an angle.

Agonistic (a.) Alt. of Agonistical

Agonistical (a.) Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.

Agonothetic (a.) Pertaining to the office of an agonothete.

Agraphic (a.) Characterized by agraphia.

Agrarian (a.) Pertaining to fields, or lands, or their tenure; esp., relating to an equal or equitable division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome, which distributed the conquered and other public lands among citizens.

Agrarian (a.) Wild; -- said of plants growing in the fields.

Agreeable (a.) Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful; as, agreeable manners or remarks; an agreeable person; fruit agreeable to the taste.

Agreeable (a.) Willing; ready to agree or consent.

Agreeable (a.) Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; -- followed by to, rarely by with.

Agreeable (a.) In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; -- in this sense used adverbially for agreeably; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.

Agrestic (a.) Pertaining to fields or the country, in opposition to the city; rural; rustic; unpolished; uncouth.

Agrestical (a.) Agrestic.

Agricultural (a.) Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, etc.

Agrostographic (a.) Alt. of Agrostographical

Agrostographical (a.) Pertaining to agrostography.

Agrostologic (a.) Alt. of Agrostological

Agrostological (a.) Pertaining to agrostology.

Aguish (a.) Having the qualities of an ague; somewhat cold or shivering; chilly; shaky.

Aguish (a.) Productive of, or affected by, ague; as, the aguish districts of England.

Agynous (a.) Without female organs; male.

Ahungered (a.) Pinched with hunger; very hungry.

Aidant (a.) Helping; helpful; supplying aid.

Aidful (a.) Helpful.

Aidless (a.) Helpless; without aid.

Aigre (a.) Sour.

Aimless (a.) Without aim or purpose; as, an aimless life.

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

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

Airless (a.) Not open to a free current of air; wanting fresh air, or communication with the open air.

Airlike (a.) Resembling air.

Air-slacked (a.) Slacked, or pulverized, by exposure to the air; as, air-slacked lime.

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

Airy (a.) Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.

Airy (a.) Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.

Airy (a.) Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.

Airy (a.) Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.

Airy (a.) Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.

Airy (a.) Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.

Airy (a.) Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.

Airy (a.) Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.

Airy (a.) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.

Aisled (a.) Furnished with an aisle or aisles.

Aisless (a.) Without an aisle.

Akimbo (a.) With a crook or bend; with the hand on the hip and elbow turned outward.

Akin (a.) Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin.

Akin (a.) Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

Akinesic (a.) Pertaining to akinesia.

Al (a.) All.

Alabastrian (a.) Alabastrine.

Alabastrine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, alabaster; as alabastrine limbs.

Alacrious (a.) Brisk; joyously active; lively.

Alamort (a.) To the death; mortally.

Alar (a.) Pertaining to, or having, wings.

Alar (a.) Axillary; in the fork or axil.

Alarmable (a.) Easily alarmed or disturbed.

Alarmed (a.) Aroused to vigilance; excited by fear of approaching danger; agitated; disturbed; as, an alarmed neighborhood; an alarmed modesty.

Alarming (a.) Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing apprehension of danger; as, an alarming crisis or report. -- A*larm"ing*ly, adv.

Alary (a.) Of or pertaining to wings; also, wing-shaped.

Alate (a.) Alt. of Alated

Alated (a.) Winged; having wings, or side appendages like wings.

Albanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Albania, a province of Turkey.

Albescent (a.) Becoming white or whitish; moderately white.

Albicant (a.) Growing or becoming white.

Albigensian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Albigenses.

Albinistic (a.) Affected with albinism.

Albinotic (a.) Affected with albinism.

Albugineous (a.) Of the nature of, or resembling, the white of the eye, or of an egg; albuminous; -- a term applied to textures, humors, etc., which are perfectly white.

Albuminiferous (a.) Supplying albumen.

Albuminiparous (a.) Producing albumin.

Albuminoid (a.) Resembling albumin.

Albuminoidal (a.) Of the nature of an albuminoid.

Albuminous (a.) Alt. of Albuminose

Albuminose (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, albumen; having the properties of, or resembling, albumen or albumin.

Alburnous (a.) Of or pertaining to alburnum; of the alburnum; as, alburnous substances.

Alcaic (a.) Pertaining to Alcaeus, a lyric poet of Mitylene, about 6000 b. c.

Alchemic (a.) Alt. of Alchemical

Alchemical (a.) Of or relating to alchemy.

Alchemistic (a.) Alt. of Alchemistical

Alchemistical (a.) Relating to or practicing alchemy.

Alcoholic (a.) Of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol; as, alcoholic mixtures; alcoholic gastritis; alcoholic odor.

Alcoholometric (a.) Alt. of Alcoholmetrical

Alcoholometrical (a.) Alt. of Alcoholmetrical

Alcoholmetrical (a.) Relating to the alcoholometer or alcoholometry.

Alcohometer (a.) Alt. of Alcohometric

Alcohometric (a.) Same as Alcoholometer, Alcoholometric.

Alcoranic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Koran.

Alcyonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Alcyonaria.

Alcyonoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Alcyonaria.

Aldehydic (a.) Of or pertaining to aldehyde; as, aldehydic acid.

Alder (a.) Alt. of Aller

Aller (a.) Of all; -- used in composition; as, alderbest, best of all, alderwisest, wisest of all.

Alder-liefest (a.) Most beloved.

Aldermanic (a.) Relating to, becoming to, or like, an alderman; characteristic of an alderman.

Aldermanlike (a.) Like or suited to an alderman.

Aldermanly (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an alderman.

Aldermanly (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an alderman.

Aldern (a.) Made of alder.

Aldine (a.) An epithet applied to editions (chiefly of the classics) which proceeded from the press of Aldus Manitius, and his family, of Venice, for the most part in the 16th century and known by the sign of the anchor and the dolphin. The term has also been applied to certain elegant editions of English works.

Aleatory (a.) Depending on some uncertain contingency; as, an aleatory contract.

Alecithal (a.) Applied to those ova which segment uniformly, and which have little or no food yelk embedded in their protoplasm.

Aleger (a.) Gay; cheerful; sprightly.

Alemannic (a.) Belonging to the Alemanni, a confederacy of warlike German tribes.

Alepidote (a.) Not having scales.

Alert (a.) Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.

Alert (a.) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.

Aleuronic (a.) Having the nature of aleurone.

Aleutian (a.) Alt. of Aleutic

Aleutic (a.) Of or pertaining to a chain of islands between Alaska and Kamtchatka; also, designating these islands.

Alexandrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt; as, the Alexandrian library.

Alexandrian (a.) Applied to a kind of heroic verse. See Alexandrine, n.

Alexandrine (a.) Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian.

Alexipharmic (a.) Alt. of Alexipharmical

Alexipharmical (a.) Expelling or counteracting poison; antidotal.

Alexipyretic (a.) Serving to drive off fever; antifebrile.

Alexiteric (a.) Alt. of Alexiterical

Alexiterical (a.) Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.

Algal (a.) Pertaining to, or like, algae.

Algebraic (a.) Alt. of Algebraical

Algebraical (a.) Of or pertaining to algebra; containing an operation of algebra, or deduced from such operation; as, algebraic characters; algebraical writings.

Algerian (a.) Of or pertaining to Algeria.

Algerine (a.) Of or pertaining to Algiers or Algeria.

Algid (a.) Cold; chilly.

Algific (a.) Producing cold.

Algoid (a.) Of the nature of, or resembling, an alga.

Algological (a.) Of or pertaining to algology; as, algological specimens.

Algous (a.) Of or pertaining to the algae, or seaweeds; abounding with, or like, seaweed.

Alhambraic (a.) Alt. of Alhambresque

Alhambresque (a.) Made or decorated after the fanciful style of the ornamentation in the Alhambra, which affords an unusually fine exhibition of Saracenic or Arabesque architecture.

Alible (a.) Nutritive; nourishing.

Alien (a.) Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.

Alien (a.) Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.

Alienable (a.) Capable of being alienated, sold, or transferred to another; as, land is alienable according to the laws of the state.

Alienate (a.) Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.

Aliethmoid (a.) Alt. of Aliethmoidal

Aliethmoidal (a.) Pertaining to expansions of the ethmoid bone or cartilage.

Aliferous (a.) Having wings, winged; aligerous.

Aliform (a.) Wing-shaped; winglike.

Aligerous (a.) Having wings; winged.

Alight (a.) Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.

Alike (a.) Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.

Alike-minded (a.) Like-minded.

Alimental (a.) Supplying food; having the quality of nourishing; furnishing the materials for natural growth; as, alimental sap.

Alimentary (a.) Pertaining to aliment or food, or to the function of nutrition; nutritious; alimental; as, alimentary substances.

Alimonious (a.) Affording food; nourishing.

Alinasal (a.) Pertaining to expansions of the nasal bone or cartilage.

Aliped (a.) Wing-footed, as the bat.

Aliquant (a.) An aliquant part of a number or quantity is one which does not divide it without leaving a remainder; thus, 5 is an aliquant part of 16. Opposed to aliquot.

Aliquot (a.) An aliquot part of a number or quantity is one which will divide it without a remainder; thus, 5 is an aliquot part of 15. Opposed to aliquant.

Aliseptal (a.) Relating to expansions of the nasal septum.

Alish (a.) Like ale; as, an alish taste.

Alisphenoid (a.) Alt. of Alisphenoidal

Alisphenoidal (a.) Pertaining to or forming the wing of the sphenoid; relating to a bone in the base of the skull, which in the adult is often consolidated with the sphenoid; as, alisphenoid bone; alisphenoid canal.

Aliturgical (a.) Applied to those days when the holy sacrifice is not offered.

Alive (a.) Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.

Alive (a.) In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.

Alive (a.) Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.

Alive (a.) Sprightly; lively; brisk.

Alive (a.) Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.

Alive (a.) Of all living (by way of emphasis).

Alkalescent (a.) Tending to the properties of an alkali; slightly alka

Alkalifiable (a.) Capable of being alkalified, or converted into an alkali.

Alkalimetric (a.) Alt. of Alkalimetrical

Alkalimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to alkalimetry.


Alkalious (a.) Alka

Alkalizate (a.) Alka

Alkaloid (a.) Alt. of Alkaloidal

Alkaloidal (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, alkali.

Alkoranic (a.) Same as Alcoranic.

All (a.) The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever; every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of us).

All (a.) Any.

All (a.) Only; alone; nothing but.

All-a-mort (a.) See Alamort.

Allantoic (a.) Pertaining to, or contained in, the allantois.

Allantoid (a.) Alt. of Allantoidal

Allantoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the allantois.

Allective (a.) Alluring.

Allegeable (a.) Capable of being alleged or affirmed.

Allegiant (a.) Loyal.

Allegoric (a.) Alt. of Allegorical

Allegorical (a.) Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative.

Allegretto (a.) Quicker than andante, but not so quick as allegro.

Allegro (a.) Brisk, lively.

Allemannic (a.) See Alemannic.

Aller (a.) Same as Alder, of all.

Alleviative (a.) Tending to alleviate.

Alleviatory (a.) Alleviative.

Alleyed (a.) Furnished with alleys; forming an alley.

Allhallown (a.) Of or pertaining to the time of Allhallows. [Obs.] "Allhallown summer." Shak. (i. e., late summer; "Indian Summer").

Alliable (a.) Able to enter into alliance.

Alliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Allium, or garlic, onions, leeks, etc.; having the smell or taste of garlic or onions.

Allicient (a.) That attracts; attracting.

Allied (a.) United; joined; leagued; akin; related. See Ally.

Alliteral (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by alliteration.

Alliterative (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry.

Allochroic (a.) Changeable in color.

Allochroous (a.) Changing color.

Allodial (a.) Pertaining to allodium; freehold; free of rent or service; held independent of a lord paramount; -- opposed to feudal; as, allodial lands; allodial system.

Allodial (a.) Anything held allodially.

Allogamous (a.) Characterized by allogamy.

Allogeneous (a.) Different in nature or kind.

Allomerous (a.) Characterized by allomerism.

Allomorphic (a.) Of or pertaining to allomorphism.

Allonymous (a.) Published under the name of some one other than the author.

Allopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to allopathy.

Allophylic (a.) Alt. of Allophylian

Allophylian (a.) Pertaining to a race or a language neither Aryan nor Semitic.

Allotropic (a.) Alt. of Allotropical

Allotropical (a.) Of or pertaining to allotropism.

Allottable (a.) Capable of being allotted.

Allowable (a.) Praiseworthy; laudable.

Allowable (a.) Proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends.

Alloxanic (a.) Of or pertaining to alloxan; -- applied to an acid obtained by the action of soluble alkalies on alloxan.

All-possessed (a.) Controlled by an evil spirit or by evil passions; wild.

Alluring (a.) That allures; attracting; charming; tempting.

Allusive (a.) Figurative; symbolical.

Allusive (a.) Having reference to something not fully expressed; containing an allusion.

Allusory (a.) Allusive.

Alluvial (a.) Pertaining to, contained in, or composed of, alluvium; relating to the deposits made by flowing water; washed away from one place and deposited in another; as, alluvial soil, mud, accumulations, deposits.

Almightful (a.) Alt. of Almightiful

Almightiful (a.) All-powerful; almighty.

Almighty (a.) Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.

Almighty (a.) Great; extreme; terrible.

Aloetic (a.) Consisting chiefly of aloes; of the nature of aloes.

Alone (a.) Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing.

Alone (a.) Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only.

Alone (a.) Sole; only; exclusive.

Alone (a.) Hence; Unique; rare; matchless.

Alonely (a.) Exclusive.

Alpen (a.) Of or pertaining to the Alps.

Alpestrine (a.) Pertaining to the Alps, or other high mountains; as, Alpestrine diseases, etc.

Alphabetic (a.) Alt. of Alphabetical

Alphabetical (a.) Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement.

Alphabetical (a.) Literal.

Alphonsine (a.) Of or relating to Alphonso X., the Wise, King of Castile (1252-1284).

Alpigene (a.) Growing in Alpine regions.

Alpine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain; as, Alpine snows; Alpine plants.

Alpine (a.) Like the Alps; lofty.

Alsatian (a.) Pertaining to Alsatia.

Altaian (a.) Alt. of Altaic

Altaic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Altai, a mountain chain in Central Asia.

Alterable (a.) Capable of being altered.

Alterant (a.) Altering; gradually changing.

Alterative (a.) Causing ateration.

Alterative (a.) Gradually changing, or tending to change, a morbid state of the functions into one of health.

Altercative (a.) Characterized by wrangling; scolding.

Altern (a.) Acting by turns; alternate.

Alternate (a.) Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal.

Alternate (a.) Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. ; read every alternate

Alternate (a.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence.

Alternative (a.) Offering a choice of two things.

Alternative (a.) Disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction.

Alternative (a.) Alternate; reciprocal.

Altiloquent (a.) High-sounding; pompous in speech.

Altisonant (a.) High-sounding; lofty or pompous.

Altisonous (a.) Altisonant.

Altitudinal (a.) Of or pertaining to height; as, altitudinal measurements.

Altitudinarian (a.) Lofty in doctrine, aims, etc.

Altivolant (a.) Flying high.

Altrical (a.) Like the articles.

Altruistic (a.) Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to egoistic or selfish.

Alular (a.) Pertaining to the alula.

Aluminated (a.) Combined with alumina.

Aluminic (a.) Of or containing aluminium; as, aluminic phosphate.

Aluminiferous (a.) Containing alum.

Aluminiform (a.) Having the form of alumina.

Aluminous (a.) Pertaining to or containing alum, or alumina; as, aluminous minerals, aluminous solution.

Alumish (a.) Somewhat like alum.

Alutaceous (a.) Leathery.

Alutaceous (a.) Of a pale brown color; leather-yellow.

Alveated (a.) Formed or vaulted like a beehive.

Alveolar (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.

Alveolary (a.) Alveolar.

Alveolate (a.) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb.

Alveoliform (a.) Having the form of alveoli, or little sockets, cells, or cavities.

Alvine (a.) Of, from, in, or pertaining to, the belly or the intestines; as, alvine discharges; alvine concretions.

Amacratic (a.) Amasthenic.

Amalgamate (a.) Alt. of Amalgamated

Amalgamated (a.) Coalesced; united; combined.

Amalgamative (a.) Characterized by amalgamation.

Amarantaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the amaranth is the type.

Amaranthine (a.) Of or pertaining to amaranth.

Amaranthine (a.) Unfading, as the poetic amaranth; undying.

Amaranthine (a.) Of a purplish color.

Amaryllidaceous (a.) Alt. of Amaryllideous

Amaryllideous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, an order of plants differing from the lily family chiefly in having the ovary below the /etals. The narcissus and daffodil are members of this family.

Amassable (a.) Capable of being amassed.

Amasthenic (a.) Uniting the chemical rays of light into one focus, as a certain kind of lens; amacratic.

Amateurish (a.) In the style of an amateur; superficial or defective like the work of an amateur.

Amative (a.) Full of love; amatory.

Amatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a lover or to love making; amatory; as, amatorial verses.

Amatorian (a.) Amatory.

Amatorious (a.) Amatory.

Amatory (a.) Pertaining to, producing, or expressing, sexual love; as, amatory potions.

Amaurotic (a.) Affected with amaurosis; having the characteristics of amaurosis.

Amazeful (a.) Full of amazement.

Amazing (a.) Causing amazement; very wonderful; as, amazing grace.

Amazonian (a.) Pertaining to or resembling an Amazon; of mascu

Amazonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Amazon in South America, or to its valley.

Ambaginous (a.) Ambagious.

Ambagious (a.) Circumlocutory; circuitous.

Ambagitory (a.) Ambagious.

Ambassadorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an ambassador.

Amber (a.) Consisting of amber; made of amber.

Amber (a.) Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.

Ambidexter (a.) Using both hands with equal ease.

Ambidextral (a.) Pertaining equally to the right-hand side and the left-hand side.

Ambidextrous (a.) Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease.

Ambidextrous (a.) Practicing or siding with both parties.

Ambient (a.) Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing.

Ambigenous (a.) Of two kinds.

Ambigenous (a.) Partaking of two natures, as the perianth of some endogenous plants, where the outer surface is calycine, and the inner petaloid.

Ambiguous (a.) Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an ambiguous course; an ambiguous expression.

Ambilevous (a.) Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; -- opposed to ambidexter.

Ambiparous (a.) Characterized by containing the rudiments of both flowers and leaves; -- applied to a bud.

Ambitionless (a.) Devoid of ambition.

Ambitious (a.) Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.

Ambitious (a.) Strongly desirous; -- followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.

Ambitious (a.) Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.

Amblotic (a.) Tending to cause abortion.

Amblygonal (a.) Obtuse-angled.

Amblyopic (a.) Of or pertaining to amblyopy.

Ambreic (a.) Of or pertaining to ambrein; -- said of a certain acid produced by digesting ambrein in nitric acid.

Ambrosiac (a.) Having the qualities of ambrosia; delicious.

Ambrosial (a.) Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious.

Ambrosial (a.) Divinely excellent or beautiful.

Ambrosian (a.) Ambrosial.

Ambrosian (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose.

Ambulacral (a.) Of or pertaining to ambulacra; avenuelike; as, the ambulacral ossicles, plates, spines, and suckers of echinoderms.

Ambulacriform (a.) Having the form of ambulacra.

Ambulant (a.) Walking; moving from place to place.

Ambulative (a.) Walking.

Ambulatorial (a.) Ambulatory; fitted for walking.

Ambulatory (a.) Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.

Ambulatory (a.) Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places.

Ambulatory (a.) Pertaining to a walk.

Ambulatory (a.) Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.

Amebean (a.) See Am/bean.

Ameliorable (a.) Capable of being ameliorated.

Ameliorative (a.) Tending to ameliorate; producing amelioration or improvement; as, ameliorative remedies, efforts.

Amenable (a.) Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband.

Amenable (a.) Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law.

Amenable (a.) Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.

Amenable (a.) Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.

Amendable (a.) Capable of being amended; as, an amendable writ or error.

Amendatory (a.) Supplying amendment; corrective; emendatory.

Amendful (a.) Much improving.

Amenorrhoeal (a.) Pertaining to amenorrhoea.

Amentaceous (a.) Resembling, or consisting of, an ament or aments; as, the chestnut has an amentaceous inflorescence.

Amentaceous (a.) Bearing aments; having flowers arranged in aments; as, amentaceous plants.

Amentiferous (a.) Bearing catkins.

Amentiform (a.) Shaped like a catkin.

Amerceable (a.) Liable to be amerced.

American (a.) Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

American (a.) Of or pertaining to the United States.

Ametabolian (a.) Of or pertaining to insects that do undergo any metamorphosis.

Ametabolic (a.) Alt. of Ametabolous

Ametabolous (a.) Not undergoing any metamorphosis; as, ametabolic insects.

Amethystine (a.) Resembling amethyst, especially in color; bluish violet.

Amethystine (a.) Composed of, or containing, amethyst.

Amharic (a.) Of or pertaining to Amhara, a division of Abyssinia; as, the Amharic language is closely allied to the Ethiopic.

Amiable (a.) Lovable; lovely; pleasing.

Amiable (a.) Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.

Amiable (a.) Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman.

Amiable (a.) Done out of love.

Amianthiform (a.) Resembling amianthus in form.

Amianthoid (a.) Resembling amianthus.

Amic (a.) Related to, or derived, ammonia; -- used chiefly as a suffix; as, amic acid; phosphamic acid.

Amicable (a.) Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friend

Amido (a.) Containing, or derived from, amidogen.

Amioid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Amioidei.

Amiss (a.) Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.

Amissible (a.) Liable to be lost.

Ammoniac (a.) Alt. of Ammoniacal

Ammoniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas.

Ammoniated (a.) Combined or impregnated with ammonia.

Ammonic (a.) Of or pertaining to ammonia.

Ammonitiferous (a.) Containing fossil ammonites.

Amnesic (a.) Of or pertaining to amnesia.

Amnestic (a.) Causing loss of memory.

Amnigenous (a.) Born or bred in, of, or near a river.

Amniotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the amnion; characterized by an amnion; as, the amniotic fluid; the amniotic sac.

Amoebean (a.) Alternately answering.

Amoebiform (a.) Alt. of Amoeboid

Amoeboid (a.) Resembling an amoeba; amoeba-shaped; changing in shape like an amoeba.

Amoebous (a.) Like an amoeba in structure.

Amorous (a.) Inc

Amorous (a.) Affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of; formerly with on.

Amorous (a.) Of or relating to, or produced by, love.

Amorphous (a.) Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless.

Amorphous (a.) Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized.

Amorphous (a.) Of no particular kind or character; anomalous.

Amorphozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amorphozoa.

Amort (a.) As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed.

Amortizable (a.) Capable of being cleared off, as a debt.

Amotus (a.) Elevated, -- as a toe, when raised so high that the tip does not touch the ground.

Amovable (a.) Removable.

Amphiarthrodial (a.) Characterized by amphiarthrosis.

Amphibian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphibia; as, amphibian reptiles.

Amphibiological (a.) Pertaining to amphibiology.

Amphibious (a.) Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.

Amphibious (a.) Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land and water.

Amphibious (a.) Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.

Amphiblastic (a.) Segmenting unequally; -- said of telolecithal ova with complete segmentation.

Amphibolic (a.) Of or pertaining to amphiboly; ambiguous; equivocal.

Amphibolic (a.) Of or resembling the mineral amphibole.

Amphibological (a.) Of doubtful meaning; ambiguous.

Amphibolous (a.) Ambiguous; doubtful.

Amphibolous (a.) Capable of two meanings.

Amphicarpic (a.) Alt. of Amphicarpous

Amphicarpous (a.) Producing fruit of two kinds, either as to form or time of ripening.

Amphichroic (a.) Exhibiting or producing two colors, as substances which in the color test may change red litmus to blue and blue litmus to red.

Amphicoelian (a.) Alt. of Amphicoelous

Amphicoelous (a.) Having both ends concave; biconcave; -- said of vertebrae.

Amphictyonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphictyons or their League or Council; as, an Amphictyonic town or state; the Amphictyonic body.

Amphidromical (a.) Pertaining to an Attic festival at the naming of a child; -- so called because the friends of the parents carried the child around the hearth and then named it.

Amphigamous (a.) Having a structure entirely cellular, and no distinct sexual organs; -- a term applied by De Candolle to the lowest order of plants.

Amphigean (a.) Extending over all the zones, from the tropics to the polar zones inclusive.

Amphigenous (a.) Increasing in size by growth on all sides, as the lichens.

Amphigonic (a.) Pertaining to amphigony; sexual; as, amphigonic propagation.

Amphigonous (a.) Relating to both parents.

Amphigoric (a.) Nonsensical; absurd; pertaining to an amphigory.

Amphipod (a.) Alt. of Amphipodan

Amphipodan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.

Amphipodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.

Amphiprostyle (a.) Doubly prostyle; having columns at each end, but not at the sides.

Amphisbaenoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the lizards of the genus Amphisbaena.

Amphistomous (a.) Having a sucker at each extremity, as certain entozoa, by means of which they adhere.

Amphistylic (a.) Having the mandibular arch articulated with the hyoid arch and the cranium, as in the cestraciont sharks; -- said of a skull.

Amphitheatral (a.) Amphitheatrical; resembling an amphitheater.

Amphitheatric (a.) Alt. of Amphitheatrical

Amphitheatrical (a.) Of, pertaining to, exhibited in, or resembling, an amphitheater.

Amphitropal (a.) Alt. of Amphitropous

Amphitropous (a.) Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.

Amphoral (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an amphora.

Amphoric (a.) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance.

Amphoteric (a.) Partly one and partly the other; neither acid nor alka

Ample (a.) Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.

Ample (a.) Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.

Ample (a.) Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.

Amplectant (a.) Clasping a support; as, amplectant tendrils.

Amplexicaul (a.) Clasping or embracing a stem, as the base of some leaves.

Ampliate (a.) Having the outer edge prominent; said of the wings of insects.

Ampliative (a.) Enlarging a conception by adding to that which is already known or received.

Amplificative (a.) Amplificatory.

Amplificatory (a.) Serving to amplify or enlarge; amplificative.

Ampullaceous (a.) Like a bottle or inflated bladder; bottle-shaped; swelling.

Ampullar (a.) Alt. of Ampullary

Ampullary (a.) Resembling an ampulla.

Ampullate (a.) Alt. of Ampullated

Ampullated (a.) Having an ampulla; flask-shaped; bellied.

Ampulliform (a.) Flask-shaped; dilated.

Amrita (a.) Ambrosial; immortal.

Amuletic (a.) Of or pertaining to an amulet; operating as a charm.

Amurcous (a.) Full off dregs; foul.

Amusable (a.) Capable of being amused.

Amused (a.) Diverted.

Amused (a.) Expressing amusement; as, an amused look.

Amusing (a.) Giving amusement; diverting; as, an amusing story.

Amusive (a.) Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth.

Amyelous (a.) Wanting the spinal cord.

Amygdalaceous (a.) Akin to, or derived from, the almond.

Amygdalate (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or made of, almonds.

Amygdalic (a.) Of or pertaining to almonds; derived from amygdalin; as, amygdalic acid.

Amygdaliferous (a.) Almond-bearing.


Amygdaloid (a.) Alt. of Amygdaloidal

Amygdaloidal (a.) Almond-shaped.

Amygdaloidal (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, the rock amygdaloid.

Amylaceous (a.) Pertaining to starch; of the nature of starch; starchy.

Amylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, amyl; as, amylic ether.

Amyloid (a.) Alt. of Amyloidal

Amyloidal (a.) Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike.

Amylolytic (a.) Effecting the conversion of starch into soluble dextrin and sugar; as, an amylolytic ferment.

Amyous (a.) Wanting in muscle; without flesh.

Anabaptistic (a.) Alt. of Anabaptistical

Anabaptistical (a.) Relating or attributed to the Anabaptists, or their doctrines.

Anabatic (a.) Pertaining to anabasis; as, an anabatic fever.

Anabolic (a.) Pertaining to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes, more or less constructive in their nature.

Anacamptic (a.) Reflecting of reflected; as, an anacamptic sound (and echo).

Anacanthous (a.) Spineless, as certain fishes.

Anacardiaceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family, or order, of plants of which the cashew tree is the type, and the species of sumac are well known examples.

Anacardic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the cashew nut; as, anacardic acid.

Anacathartic (a.) Producing vomiting or expectoration.

Anachoret (a.) Alt. of Anachoretical

Anachoretical (a.) See Anchoret, Anchoretic.

Anachronic (a.) Alt. of Anachronical

Anachronical (a.) Characterized by, or involving, anachronism; anachronistic.

Anachronistic (a.) Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism.

Anachronous (a.) Containing an anachronism; anachronistic.

Anaclastic (a.) Produced by the refraction of light, as seen through water; as, anaclastic curves.

Anaclastic (a.) Springing back, as the bottom of an anaclastic glass.

Anacoluthic (a.) Lacking grammatical sequence.

Anacreontic (a.) Pertaining to, after the manner of, or in the meter of, the Greek poet Anacreon; amatory and convivial.

Anacrotic (a.) Pertaining to anachronism.

Anadromous (a.) Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc.

Anadromous (a.) Tending upwards; -- said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem.

Anaemia (a.) A morbid condition in which the blood is deficient in quality or in quantity.

Anaemic (a.) Of or pertaining to anaemia.

Anaerobic (a.) Relating to, or like, anaerobies; anaerobiotic.

Anaerobiotic (a.) Related to, or of the nature of, anaerobies.

Anaesthetic (a.) Capable of rendering insensible; as, anaesthetic agents.

Anaesthetic (a.) Characterized by, or connected with, insensibility; as, an anaesthetic effect or operation.

Anaglyphic (a.) Alt. of Anaglyphical

Anaglyphical (a.) Pertaining to the art of chasing or embossing in relief; anaglyptic; -- opposed to diaglyptic or sunk work.

Anaglyptic (a.) Relating to the art of carving, enchasing, or embossing in low relief.

Anaglyptographic (a.) Of or pertaining to anaglyptography; as, anaglyptographic engraving.

Anagogic (a.) Alt. of Anagogical

Anagogical (a.) Mystical; having a secondary spiritual meaning; as, the rest of the Sabbath, in an anagogical sense, signifies the repose of the saints in heaven; an anagogical explication.

Anagrammatic (a.) Alt. of Anagrammatical

Anagrammatical (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or making, an anagram.

Anal (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the anus; as, the anal fin or glands.

Analectic (a.) Relating to analects; made up of selections; as, an analectic magazine.

Analeptic (a.) Restorative; giving strength after disease.

Anallagmatic (a.) Not changed in form by inversion.

Anallantoic (a.) Without, or not developing, an allantois.

Analogal (a.) Analogous.

Analogic (a.) Of or belonging to analogy.

Analogical (a.) Founded on, or of the nature of, analogy; expressing or implying analogy.

Analogical (a.) Having analogy; analogous.

Analogous (a.) Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion; -- often followed by to.

Analytic (a.) Alt. of Analytical

Analytical (a.) Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic.

Analyzable (a.) That may be analyzed.

Anamese (a.) Of or pertaining to Anam, to southeastern Asia.

Anamnestic (a.) Aiding the memory; as, anamnestic remedies.

Anamniotic (a.) Without, or not developing, an amnion.

Anandrous (a.) Destitute of stamens, as certain female flowers.

Anangular (a.) Containing no angle.

Anantherous (a.) Destitute of anthers.

Ananthous (a.) Destitute of flowers; flowerless.

Anapestic (a.) Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse.

Anapestical (a.) Anapestic.

Anaphroditic (a.) Produced without concourse of sexes.

Anaplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to anaplasty.

Anaplerotic (a.) Filling up; promoting granulation of wounds or ulcers.

Anapnoic (a.) Relating to respiration.

Anapodeictic (a.) Not apodeictic; undemonstrable.

Anaptotic (a.) Having lost, or tending to lose, inflections by phonetic decay; as, anaptotic languages.

Anarchal (a.) Lawless; anarchical.

Anarchic (a.) Alt. of Anarchical

Anarchical (a.) Pertaining to anarchy; without rule or government; in political confusion; tending to produce anarchy; as, anarchic despotism; anarchical opinions.

Anarthropodous (a.) Having no jointed legs; pertaining to Anarthropoda.

Anarthrous (a.) Used without the article; as, an anarthrous substantive.

Anarthrous (a.) Without joints, or having the joints indistinct, as some insects.

Anasarcous (a.) Belonging, or affected by, anasarca, or dropsy; dropsical.

Anastatic (a.) Pertaining to a process or a style of printing from characters in relief on zinc plates.

Anastomotic (a.) Of or pertaining to anastomosis.

Anathematic (a.) Alt. of Anathematical

Anathematical (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an anathema.

Anatiferous (a.) Producing ducks; -- applied to Anatifae, under the absurd notion of their turning into ducks or geese. See Barnacle.

Anatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the ducks; ducklike.

Anatomic (a.) Alt. of Anatomical

Anatomical (a.) Of or relating to anatomy or dissection; as, the anatomic art; anatomical observations.

Anatreptic (a.) Overthrowing; defeating; -- applied to Plato's refutative dialogues.

Anatropal (a.) Alt. of Anatropous

Anatropous (a.) Having the ovule inverted at an early period in its development, so that the chalaza is as the apparent apex; -- opposed to orthotropous.

Ancestorial (a.) Ancestral.

Ancestral (a.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.

Anchorable (a.) Fit for anchorage.

Anchorate (a.) Anchor-shaped.

Anchored (a.) Held by an anchor; at anchor; held safely; as, an anchored bark; also, shaped like an anchor; forked; as, an anchored tongue.

Anchored (a.) Having the extremities turned back, like the flukes of an anchor; as, an anchored cross.

Anchoretic (a.) Alt. of Anchoretical

Anchoretical (a.) Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret.

Anchoretish (a.) Hermitlike.

Anchorless (a.) Without an anchor or stay. Hence: Drifting; unsettled.

Anchylotic (a.) Of or pertaining to anchylosis.

Ancient (a.) Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire; -- opposed to modern; as, ancient authors, literature, history; ancient days.

Ancient (a.) Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.

Ancient (a.) Known for a long time, or from early times; -- opposed to recent or new; as, the ancient continent.

Ancient (a.) Dignified, like an aged man; magisterial; venerable.

Ancient (a.) Experienced; versed.

Ancient (a.) Former; sometime.

Ancillary (a.) Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.

Ancipital (a.) Alt. of Ancipitous

Ancipitous (a.) Two-edged instead of round; -- said of certain flattened stems, as those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves.

Ancistroid (a.) Hook-shaped.

Anconal (a.) Alt. of Anconeal

Anconeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancon or elbow.

Anconoid (a.) Elbowlike; anconal.

Andante (a.) Moving moderately slow, but distinct and flowing; quicker than larghetto, and slower than allegretto.

Andantino (a.) Rather quicker than andante; between that allegretto.

Andean (a.) Pertaining to the Andes.

Andine (a.) Andean; as, Andine flora.

Androgynous (a.) Alt. of Androgynal

Androgynal (a.) Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics of both; being in nature both male and female; hermaphroditic.

Androgynal (a.) Bearing both staminiferous and pistilliferous flowers in the same cluster.

Android (a.) Resembling a man.

Andropetalous (a.) Produced by the conversion of the stamens into petals, as double flowers, like the garden ranunculus.

Androphagous (a.) Anthropophagous.

Androtomous (a.) Having the filaments of the stamens divided into two parts.

Anecdotal (a.) Pertaining to, or abounding with, anecdotes; as, anecdotal conversation.

Anecdotic (a.) Alt. of Anecdotical

Anecdotical (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or addicted to, anecdotes.

Anelectric (a.) Not becoming electrified by friction; -- opposed to idioelectric.

Anemographic (a.) Produced by an anemograph; of or pertaining to anemography.

Anemometric (a.) Alt. of Anemometrical

Anemometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to anemometry.

Anemonic (a.) An acrid, poisonous, crystallizable substance, obtained from, the anemone, or from anemonin.

Anemorphilous (a.) Fertilized by the agency of the wind; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by the wind; wind-Fertilized.

Anencephalic (a.) Alt. of Anencephalous

Anencephalous (a.) Without a brain; brainless.

Anenst (a.) Alt. of Anent

Anent (a.) Over against; as, he lives anent the church.

Anent (a.) About; concerning; in respect; as, he said nothing anent this particular.

Anenterous (a.) Destitute of a stomach or an intestine.

Aneroid (a.) Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer.

Anesthesia (a.) Alt. of Anesthetic

Anesthetic (a.) Same as Anaesthesia, Anaesthetic.

Anetic (a.) Soothing.

Aneurismal (a.) Of or pertaining to an aneurism; as, an aneurismal tumor; aneurismal diathesis.

Anfractuose (a.) Anfractuous; as, anfractuose anthers.

Anfractuous (a.) Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous; as, the anfractuous spires of a born.

Angelic (a.) Alt. of Angelical

Angelical (a.) Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel; heavenly; divine.

Angelic (a.) Of or derived from angelica; as, angelic acid; angelic ether.

Angevine (a.) Of or pertaining to Anjou in France.

Anginous (a.) Alt. of Anginose

Anginose (a.) Pertaining to angina or angina pectoris.

Angiocarpous (a.) Having fruit inclosed within a covering that does not form a part of itself; as, the filbert covered by its husk, or the acorn seated in its cupule.

Angiocarpous (a.) Having the seeds or spores covered, as in certain lichens.

Angiomonospermous (a.) Producing one seed only in a seed pod.

Angiospermatous (a.) Same as Angiospermous.

Angiospermous (a.) Having seeds inclosed in a pod or other pericarp.

Angiosporous (a.) Having spores contained in cells or thecae, as in the case of some fungi.

Angiostomous (a.) With a narrow mouth, as the shell of certain gastropods.

Angled (a.) Having an angle or angles; -- used in compounds; as, right-angled, many-angled, etc.

Anglian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Angles.

Anglic (a.) Anglian.

Anglican (a.) English; of or pertaining to England or the English nation; especially, pertaining to, or connected with, the established church of England; as, the Anglican church, doctrine, orders, ritual, etc.

Anglican (a.) Pertaining to, characteristic of, or held by, the high church party of the Church of England.

Anglo-Catholic (a.) Of or pertaining to a church modeled on the English Reformation; Anglican; -- sometimes restricted to the ritualistic or High Church section of the Church of England.

Anglo-Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language.

Anguiform (a.) Snake-shaped.

Anguilliform (a.) Eel-shaped.

Anguine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a snake or serpent.

Anguineal (a.) Anguineous.

Anguineous (a.) Snakelike.

Angular (a.) Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure.

Angular (a.) Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.

Angular (a.) Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female.

Angulate (a.) Alt. of Angulated

Angulated (a.) Having angles or corners; angled; as, angulate leaves.

Angulo-dentate (a.) Angularly toothed, as certain leaves.

Angulose (a.) Angulous.

Angulous (a.) Angular; having corners; hooked.

Angust (a.) Narrow; strait.

Angustate (a.) Narrowed.

Angustifoliate (a.) Alt. of Angustifolious

Angustifolious (a.) Having narrow leaves.

Anharmonic (a.) Not harmonic.

Anhelose (a.) Anhelous; panting.

Anhelous (a.) Short of breath; panting.

Anhistous (a.) Without definite structure; as, an anhistous membrane.

Anhungered (a.) Ahungered; longing.

Anhydrous (a.) Destitute of water; as, anhydrous salts or acids.

Anidiomatical (a.) Not idiomatic.

Anile (a.) Old-womanish; imbecile.

Anilic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, anil; indigotic; -- applied to an acid formed by the action of nitric acid on indigo.


Animadversive (a.) Having the power of perceiving; percipient.

Animal (a.) Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.

Animal (a.) Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.

Animal (a.) Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.

Animalcular (a.) Alt. of Animalcu


Animalish (a.) Like an animal.

Animastic (a.) Pertaining to mind or spirit; spiritual.

Animate (a.) Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.

Animated (a.) Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.

Animating (a.) Causing animation; life-giving; inspiriting; rousing.

Animative (a.) Having the power of giving life or spirit.

Anime (a.) Of a different tincture from the animal itself; -- said of the eyes of a rapacious animal.

Animistic (a.) Of or pertaining to animism.

Animose (a.) Alt. of Animous

Animous (a.) Full of spirit; hot; vehement; resolute.

Anisic (a.) Of or derived from anise; as, anisic acid; anisic alcohol.

Anisodactylous (a.) Characterized by unequal toes, three turned forward and one backward, as in most passerine birds.

Anisomeric (a.) Not isomeric; not made of the same components in the same proportions.

Anisomerous (a.) Having the number of floral organs unequal, as four petals and six stamens.

Anisometric (a.) Not isometric; having unsymmetrical parts; -- said of crystals with three unequal axes.

Anisopetalous (a.) Having unequal petals.

Anisophyllous (a.) Having unequal leaves.

Anisostemonous (a.) Having unequal stamens; having stamens different in number from the petals.

Anisosthenic (a.) Of unequal strength.

Anisotrope (a.) Alt. of Anisotropic

Anisotropic (a.) Not isotropic; having different properties in different directions; thus, crystals of the isometric system are optically isotropic, but all other crystals are anisotropic.

Anisotropous (a.) Anisotropic.

Ankled (a.) Having ankles; -- used in composition; as, well-ankled.

Annalistic (a.) Pertaining to, or after the manner of, an annalist; as, the dry annalistic style.

Annectent (a.) Connecting; annexing.

Annelid (a.) Alt. of Annelidan

Annelidan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Annelida.

Annelidous (a.) Of the nature of an annelid.

Annihilable (a.) Capable of being annihilated.

Annihilate (a.) Annihilated.

Annihilative (a.) Serving to annihilate; destructive.

Annihilatory (a.) Annihilative.

Anniversary (a.) Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast.

Annodated (a.) Curved somewhat in the form of the letter S.

Annotative (a.) Characterized by annotations; of the nature of annotation.

Annotatory (a.) Pertaining to an annotator; containing annotations.

Annotinous (a.) A year old; in Yearly growths.

Annoyful (a.) Annoying.

Annoying (a.) That annoys; molesting; vexatious.

Annoyous (a.) Troublesome; annoying.

Annual (a.) Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.

Annual (a.) Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.

Annual (a.) Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.

Annuary (a.) Annual.

Annuent (a.) Nodding; as, annuent muscles (used in nodding).

Annul (a.) To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.

Annul (a.) To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by component authority.

Annular (a.) Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped; as, annular fibers.

Annular (a.) Banded or marked with circles.

Annulary (a.) Having the form of a ring; annular.

Annulate (a.) Alt. of Annulated

Annulated (a.) Furnished with, or composed of, rings; ringed; surrounded by rings of color.

Annulated (a.) Of or pertaining to the Annulata.

Annullable (a.) That may be Annulled.

Annuloid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Annuloida.

Annulose (a.) Furnished with, or composed of, rings or ringlike segments; ringed.

Annulose (a.) Of or pertaining to the Annulosa.

Annunciable (a.) That may be announced or declared; declarable.

Annunciative (a.) Pertaining to annunciation; announcing.

Annunciatory (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, announcement; making known.

Anodyne (a.) Serving to assuage pain; soothing.

Anodyne (a.) Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings.

Anodynous (a.) Anodyne.

Anomaliped (a.) Alt. of Anomalipede

Anomalipede (a.) Having anomalous feet.

Anomalistic (a.) Alt. of Anomalistical

Anomalistical (a.) Irregular; departing from common or established rules.

Anomalistical (a.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion.

Anomaloflorous (a.) Having anomalous flowers.

Anomalous (a.) Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding.

Anomophyllous (a.) Having leaves irregularly placed.

Anomural (a.) Alt. of Anomuran

Anomuran (a.) Irregular in the character of the tail or abdomen; as, the anomural crustaceans.

Anonaceous (a.) Pertaining to the order of plants including the soursop, custard apple, etc.

Anonymous (a.) Nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter.

Anopsia (a.) Alt. of Anopsy

Anopsy (a.) Want or defect of sight; blindness.

Anormal (a.) Not according to rule; abnormal.

Anorthic (a.) Having unequal oblique axes; as, anorthic crystals.

Another-gaines (a.) Of another kind.

Another-gates (a.) Of another sort.

Another-guess (a.) Of another sort.

Anourous (a.) See Anurous.

Ansated (a.) Having a handle.

Anserated (a.) Having the extremities terminate in the heads of eagles, lions, etc.; as, an anserated cross.

Anserine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a goose, or the skin of a goose.

Anserine (a.) Pertaining to the Anseres.

Anserous (a.) Resembling a goose; silly; simple.

Answerable (a.) Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.

Answerable (a.) Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.

Answerable (a.) Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.

Answerable (a.) Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement answerable to the preparation for it.

Answerable (a.) Equal; equivalent; adequate.

Answerless (a.) Having no answer, or impossible to be answered.

Antacid (a.) Counteractive of acidity.

Antacrid (a.) Corrective of acrimony of the humors.

Antaean (a.) Pertaining to Antaeus, a giant athlete slain by Hercules.

Antagonist (a.) Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.

Antagonistic (a.) Alt. of Antagonistical

Antagonistical (a.) Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.

Antalgic (a.) Alleviating pain.


Antambulacral (a.) Away from the ambulacral region.

Antaphrodisiac (a.) Capable of blunting the venereal appetite.

Antaphroditic (a.) Antaphrodisiac.

Antaphroditic (a.) Antisyphilitic.

Antapoplectic (a.) Good against apoplexy.

Antarchistic (a.) Alt. of Antarchistical

Antarchistical (a.) Opposed to all human government.

Antarctic (a.) Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23! 28/. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

Antarthritic (a.) Counteracting or alleviating gout.

Antasthmatic (a.) Opposing, or fitted to relieve, asthma.

Anteal (a.) Being before, or in front.

Antecedaneous (a.) Antecedent; preceding in time.

Antecedent (a.) Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent cause.

Antecedent (a.) Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability.

Antediluvial (a.) Before the flood, or Deluge, in Noah's time.

Antediluvian (a.) Of or relating to the period before the Deluge in Noah's time; hence, antiquated; as, an antediluvian vehicle.

Antelucan (a.) Held or being before light; -- a word applied to assemblies of Christians, in ancient times of persecution, held before light in the morning.

Antemeridian (a.) Being before noon; in or pertaining to the forenoon. (Abbrev. a. m.)

Antemetic (a.) Tending to check vomiting.

Antemosaic (a.) Being before the time of Moses.

Antemundane (a.) Being or occurring before the creation of the world.

Antenatal (a.) Before birth.

Antenicene (a.) Of or in the Christian church or era, anterior to the first council of Nice, held a. d. 325; as, antenicene faith.

Antennal (a.) Belonging to the antennae.

Antenniferous (a.) Bearing or having antennae.

Antenniform (a.) Shaped like antennae.

Antenuptial (a.) Preceding marriage; as, an antenuptial agreement.

Antepaschal (a.) Pertaining to the time before the Passover, or before Easter.

Antepenultimate (a.) Of or pertaining to the last syllable but two.

Antephialtic (a.) Good against nightmare.

Antepileptic (a.) Good against epilepsy.

Anteprandial (a.) Preceding dinner.

Anterior (a.) Before in time; antecedent.

Anterior (a.) Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; -- opposed to posterior.

Anthelmintic (a.) Good against intestinal worms.

Antheriferous (a.) Producing anthers, as plants.

Antheriferous (a.) Supporting anthers, as a part of a flower.

Antheriform (a.) Shaped like an anther; anther-shaped.

Antherogenous (a.) Transformed from anthers, as the petals of a double flower.

Antheroid (a.) Resembling an anther.

Anthocarpous (a.) Having some portion of the floral envelopes attached to the pericarp to form the fruit, as in the checkerberry, the mulberry, and the pineapple.

Anthoid (a.) Resembling a flower; flowerlike.

Anthological (a.) Pertaining to anthology; consisting of beautiful extracts from different authors, especially the poets.

Anthophagous (a.) Eating flowers; -- said of certain insects.

Anthophorous (a.) Flower bearing; supporting the flower.

Anthozoan (a.) Pertaining to the Anthozoa.

Anthozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Anthozoa.

Anthracic (a.) Of or relating to anthrax; as, anthracic blood.

Anthraciferous (a.) Yielding anthracite; as, anthraciferous strata.

Anthracitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, anthracite; as, anthracitic formations.

Anthracoid (a.) Resembling anthrax in action; of the nature of anthrax; as, an anthracoid microbe.

Anthracometric (a.) Of or pertaining to an anthracometer.

Anthropic (a.) Alt. of Anthropical

Anthropical (a.) Like or related to man; human.

Anthropocentric (a.) Assuming man as the center or ultimate end; -- applied to theories of the universe or of any part of it, as the solar system.

Anthropogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to anthropogeny.

Anthropoid (a.) Resembling man; -- applied especially to certain apes, as the ourang or gorilla.

Anthropoidal (a.) Anthropoid.

Anthropologic (a.) Alt. of Anthropological

Anthropological (a.) Pertaining to anthropology; belonging to the nature of man.

Anthropometric (a.) Alt. of Anthropometrical

Anthropometrical (a.) Pertaining to anthropometry.

Anthropomorphic (a.) Of or pertaining to anthropomorphism.

Anthropomorphitic (a.) to anthropomorphism.

Anthropomorphous (a.) Having the figure of, or resemblance to, a man; as, an anthropomorphous plant.

Anthropopathic (a.) Alt. of Anthropopathical

Anthropopathical (a.) Of or pertaining to anthropopathy.

Anthropophagic (a.) Alt. of Anthropophagical

Anthropophagical (a.) Relating to cannibalism or anthropophagy.

Anthropophagous (a.) Feeding on human flesh; cannibal.

Anthropotomical (a.) Pertaining to anthropotomy, or the dissection of human bodies.

Anti-American (a.) Opposed to the Americans, their aims, or interests, or to the genius of American institutions.

Antibillous (a.) Counteractive of bilious complaints; tending to relieve biliousness.

Antibrachial (a.) Of or pertaining to the antibrachium, or forearm.

Antic (a.) Old; antique.

Antic (a.)

Antic (a.) Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.

Anticatarrhal (a.) Efficacious against catarrh.

Anticausotic (a.) Good against an inflammatory fever.

Antichristian (a.) Opposed to the Christian religion.

Antichronical (a.) Deviating from the proper order of time.

Anticipant (a.) Anticipating; expectant; -- with of.

Anticipative (a.) Anticipating, or containing anticipation.

Anticipatory (a.) Forecasting; of the nature of anticipation.

Anticlastic (a.) Having to opposite curvatures, that is, curved longitudinally in one direction and transversely in the opposite direction, as the surface of a saddle.

Anticlinal (a.) Inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See Synclinal.

Anticonstitutional (a.) Opposed to the constitution; unconstitutional.

Anticontagious (a.) Opposing or destroying contagion.

Anticonvulsive (a.) Good against convulsions.

Anticous (a.) Facing toward the axis of the flower, as in the introrse anthers of the water lily.

Antidotal (a.) Having the quality an antidote; fitted to counteract the effects of poison.

Antidotary (a.) Antidotal.

Antidotical (a.) Serving as an antidote.

Antidromous (a.) Changing the direction in the spiral sequence of leaves on a stem.

Antidysenteric (a.) Good against dysentery.

Antifriction (a.) Tending to lessen friction.

Antigalastic (a.) Causing a diminution or a suppression of the secretion of milk.

Anti-Gallican (a.) Opposed to what is Gallic or French.

Antihemorrhagic (a.) Tending to stop hemorrhage.

Antihydrophobic (a.) Counteracting or preventing hydrophobia.

Antihydropic (a.) Good against dropsy.

Antihypnotic (a.) Tending to prevent sleep.

Antihypochondriac (a.) Counteractive of hypochondria.

Antihysteric (a.) Counteracting hysteria.

Antiicteric (a.) Good against jaundice.

Antilithic (a.) Tending to prevent the formation of urinary calculi, or to destroy them when formed.

Antilogous (a.) Of the contrary name or character; -- opposed to analogous.

Antilopine (a.) Of or relating to the antelope.

Antimagistrical (a.) Opposed to the office or authority of magistrates.

Antimalarial (a.) Good against malaria.

Antimephitic (a.) Good against mephitic or deleterious gases.

Antimonial (a.) Of or pertaining to antimony.

Antimoniated (a.) Combined or prepared with antimony; as, antimoniated tartar.

Antimonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, antimony; -- said of those compounds of antimony in which this element has its highest equivalence; as, antimonic acid.

Antimonious (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, antimony; -- said of those compounds of antimony in which this element has an equivalence next lower than the highest; as, antimonious acid.

Antimoniureted (a.) Combined with or containing antimony; as, antimoniureted hydrogen.

Antinational (a.) Antagonistic to one's country or nation, or to a national government.

Antinephritic (a.) Counteracting, or deemed of use in, diseases of the kidneys.

Antinomian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Antinomians; opposed to the doctrine that the moral law is obligatory.

Antiochian (a.) Pertaining to Antiochus, a contemporary with Cicero, and the founder of a sect of philosophers.

Antiochian (a.) Of or pertaining to the city of Antioch, in Syria.

Antiodontalgic (a.) Efficacious in curing toothache.

Antiorgastic (a.) Tending to allay venereal excitement or desire; sedative.

Antipapal (a.) Opposed to the pope or to popery.

Antiparallel (a.) Running in a contrary direction.

Antiparalytic (a.) Good against paralysis.

Antiparalytical (a.) Antiparalytic.

Antipathetic (a.) Alt. of Antipathetical

Antipathetical (a.) Having a natural contrariety, or constitutional aversion, to a thing; characterized by antipathy; -- often followed by to.

Antipathic (a.) Belonging to antipathy; opposite; contrary; allopathic.

Antipathous (a.) Having a natural contrariety; adverse; antipathetic.

Antiperistaltic (a.) Opposed to, or checking motion; acting upward; -- applied to an inverted action of the intestinal tube.

Antiperistatic (a.) Pertaining to antiperistasis.

Antipetalous (a.) Standing before a petal, as a stamen.

Antipharmic (a.) Antidotal; alexipharmic.

Antiphlogistic (a.) Opposed to the doctrine of phlogiston.

Antiphlogistic (a.) Counteracting inflammation.

Antiphonal (a.) Of or pertaining to antiphony, or alternate singing; sung alternately by a divided choir or opposite choirs.

Antiphonic (a.) Antiphonal.

Antiphrastic (a.) Alt. of Antiphrastical

Antiphrastical (a.) Pertaining to antiphrasis.

Antiphthisic (a.) Relieving or curing phthisis, or consumption.

Antiphysical (a.) Contrary to nature; unnatural.

Antiphysical (a.) Relieving flatulence; carminative.

Antiplastic (a.) Diminishing plasticity.

Antiplastic (a.) Preventing or checking the process of healing, or granulation.

Antipodagric (a.) Good against gout.

Antipodal (a.) Pertaining to the antipodes; situated on the opposite side of the globe.

Antipodal (a.) Diametrically opposite.

Antipodean (a.) Pertaining to the antipodes, or the opposite side of the world; antipodal.

Antipsoric (a.) Of use in curing the itch.

Antiputrefactive (a.) Alt. of Antiputrescent

Antiputrescent (a.) Counteracting, or preserving from, putrefaction; antiseptic.

Antipyic (a.) Checking or preventing suppuration.

Antipyretic (a.) Efficacious in preventing or allaying fever.

Antipyrotic (a.) Good against burns or pyrosis.

Antiquarian (a.) Pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity; as, antiquarian literature.

Antiquary (a.) Pertaining to antiquity.

Antiquated (a.) Grown old. Hence: Bygone; obsolete; out of use; old-fashioned; as, an antiquated law.

Antique (a.) Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.

Antique (a.) Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.

Antique (a.) Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."

Antique (a.) Odd; fantastic.

Antique (a.) In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases.

Antirachitic (a.) Good against the rickets.

Antisacerdotal (a.) Hostile to priests or the priesthood.

Antiscoletic (a.) Alt. of Antiscolic

Antiscolic (a.) Anthelmintic.

Antiscorbutic (a.) Counteracting scurvy.

Antiscorbutical (a.) Antiscorbutic.

Antiscriptural (a.) Opposed to, or not in accordance with, the Holy Scriptures.

Antisepalous (a.) Standing before a sepal, or calyx leaf.

Antiseptic (a.) Alt. of Antiseptical

Antiseptical (a.) Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent tendency in the system; antiputrefactive.

Antislavery (a.) Opposed to slavery.

Antisocial (a.) Tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence; as, antisocial principles.

Antisolar (a.) Opposite to the sun; -- said of the point in the heavens 180! distant from the sun.

Antispasmodic (a.) Good against spasms.

Antispastic (a.) Believed to cause a revulsion of fluids or of humors from one part to another.

Antispastic (a.) Counteracting spasms; antispasmodic.

Antisplenetic (a.) Good as a remedy against disease of the spleen.

Antistrophic (a.) Of or pertaining to an antistrophe.

Antistrumatic (a.) Antistrumous.

Antistrumous (a.) Good against scrofulous disorders.

Antisyphilitic (a.) Efficacious against syphilis.

Antithetic (a.) Alt. of Antithetical

Antithetical (a.) Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.

Antitropal (a.) Alt. of Antitropous

Antitropous (a.) At the extremity most remote from the hilum, as the embryo, or inverted with respect to the seed, as the radicle.

Antitypal (a.) Antitypical.

Antitypical (a.) Of or pertaining to an antitype; explaining the type.

Antitypous (a.) Resisting blows; hard.

Antivariolous (a.) Preventing the contagion of smallpox.

Antivenereal (a.) Good against venereal poison; antisyphilitic.

Antizymic (a.) Preventing fermentation.

Antizymotic (a.) Preventing fermentation or decomposition.

Antlered (a.) Furnished with antlers.

Antonomastic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, antonomasia.

Antorbital (a.) Pertaining to, or situated in, the region of the front of the orbit.

Antorgastic (a.) See Antiorgastic.

Antral (a.) Relating to an antrum.

Antrorse (a.) Forward or upward in direction.

Anurous (a.) Destitute of a tail, as the frogs and toads.

Anxious (a.) Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; -- applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

Anxious (a.) Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor.

Anxious (a.) Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

Aonian (a.) Pertaining to Aonia, in B/otia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there.

Aoristic (a.) Indefinite; pertaining to the aorist tense.

Aortic (a.) Of or pertaining to the aorta.

Apagogic (a.) Alt. of Apagogical

Apagogical (a.) Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary.

Apaid (a.) Paid; pleased.

Apalachian (a.) See Appalachian.

Apathetic (a.) Alt. of Apathetical

Apathetical (a.) Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent.

Apathistical (a.) Apathetic; une motional.

Apellous (a.) Destitute of skin.

Apennine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the Apennines, a chain of mountains extending through Italy.

Aperient (a.) Gently opening the bowels; laxative.

Aperitive (a.) Serving to open; aperient.

Apert (a.) Open; evident; undisguised.

Apetalous (a.) Having no petals, or flower leaves. [See Illust. under Anther].

Aphakial (a.) Pertaining to aphakia; as, aphakial eyes.

Aphanipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Aphaniptera.

Aphanitic (a.) Resembling aphanite; having a very fine-grained structure.

Aphasic (a.) Pertaining to, or affected by, aphasia; speechless.

Apheliotropic (a.) Turning away from the sun; -- said of leaves, etc.

Aphetic (a.) Shortened by dropping a letter or a syllable from the beginning of a word; as, an aphetic word or form.

Aphidian (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Aphidae.

Aphidophagous (a.) Feeding upon aphides, or plant lice, as do beetles of the family Coccinellidae.

Aphlogistic (a.) Flameless; as, an aphlogistic lamp, in which a coil of wire is kept in a state of continued ignition by alcohol, without flame.

Aphonic (a.) Alt. of Aphonous

Aphonous (a.) Without voice; voiceless; nonvocal.

Aphorismatic (a.) Alt. of Aphorismic

Aphorismic (a.) Pertaining to aphorisms, or having the form of an aphorism.

Aphoristic (a.) Alt. of Aphoristical

Aphoristical (a.) In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style.

Aphrodisiac (a.) Alt. of Aphrodisiacal

Aphrodisiacal (a.) Exciting venereal desire; provocative to venery.

Aphrodisian (a.) Pertaining to Aphrodite or Venus. "Aphrodisian dames" [that is, courtesans].

Aphroditic (a.) Venereal.

Aphthoid (a.) Of the nature of aphthae; resembling thrush.

Aphthous (a.) Pertaining to, or caused by, aphthae; characterized by aphtae; as, aphthous ulcers; aphthous fever.

Aphyllous (a.) Destitute of leaves, as the broom rape, certain euphorbiaceous plants, etc.

Apiaceous (a.) Umbelliferous.

Apian (a.) Belonging to bees.

Apiarian (a.) Of or relating to bees.

Apical (a.) At or belonging to an apex, tip, or summit.

Apician (a.) Belonging to Apicius, a notorious Roman epicure; hence applied to whatever is peculiarly refined or dainty and expensive in cookery.

Apicular (a.) Situated at, or near, the apex; apical.

Apiculate (a.) Alt. of Apiculated

Apiculated (a.) Terminated abruptly by a small, distinct point, as a leaf.

Apiked (a.) Trimmed.

Apish (a.) Having the qualities of an ape; prone to imitate in a servile manner. Hence: Apelike; fantastically silly; foppish; affected; trifling.

Aplacental (a.) Belonging to the Aplacentata; without placenta.

Aplanatic (a.) Having two or more parts of different curvatures, so combined as to remove spherical aberration; -- said of a lens.

Aplastic (a.) Not plastic or easily molded.

Apocalyptic (a.) Alt. of Apocalyptical

Apocalyptical (a.) Of or pertaining to a revelation, or, specifically, to the Revelation of St. John; containing, or of the nature of, a prophetic revelation.

Apocarpous (a.) Either entirely or partially separate, as the carpels of a compound pistil; -- opposed to syncarpous.

Apocopate (a.) Alt. of Apocopated

Apocopated (a.) Shortened by apocope; as, an apocopate form.

Apocrustic (a.) Astringent and repellent.

Apocryphal (a.) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.

Apocryphal (a.) Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; false.

Apocynaceous (a.) Alt. of Apocyneous

Apocyneous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family of plants, of which the dogbane (Apocynum) is the type.

Apodan (a.) Apodal.

Apodeictic (a.) Alt. of Apodictical

Apodictic (a.) Alt. of Apodictical

Apodeictical (a.) Alt. of Apodictical

Apodictical (a.) Self-evident; intuitively true; evident beyond contradiction.

Apodictic (a.) Same as Apodeictic.

Apodous (a.) Apodal; apod.

Apogaic (a.) Apogean.

Apogamic (a.) Relating to apogamy.

Apogeal (a.) Apogean.

Apogean (a.) Connected with the apogee; as, apogean (neap) tides, which occur when the moon has passed her apogee.

Apogeotropic (a.) Bending away from the ground; -- said of leaves, etc.

Apohyal (a.) Of or pertaining to a portion of the horn of the hyoid bone.

Apolar (a.) Having no radiating processes; -- applied particularly to certain nerve cells.

Apolaustic (a.) Devoted to enjoyment.

Apollinarian (a.) In honor of Apollo; as, the Apollinarian games.

Apollonian (a.) Alt. of Apollonic

Apollonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Apollo.

Apologetic (a.) Alt. of Apologetical

Apologetical (a.) Defending by words or arguments; said or written in defense, or by way of apology; regretfully excusing; as, an apologetic essay.

Aponeurotic (a.) Of or pertaining to an aponeurosis.

Apopemptic (a.) Sung or addressed to one departing; valedictory; as, apoplectic songs or hymns.

Apophlegmatic (a.) Designed to facilitate discharges of phlegm or mucus from mouth or nostrils.

Apophthegmatic (a.) Alt. of Apophthegmatical

Apophthegmatical (a.) Same as Apothegmatic.

Apoplectic (a.) Alt. of Apoplectical

Apoplectical (a.) Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inc

Apoplectiform (a.) Alt. of Apoplectoid

Apoplectoid (a.) Resembling apoplexy.

Apoplexed (a.) Affected with apoplexy.

Aporetical (a.) Doubting; skeptical.

Aporose (a.) Without pores.

Apositic (a.) Destroying the appetite, or suspending hunger.

Apostate (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade.

Apostatic (a.) Apostatical.

Apostatical (a.) Apostate.

Apostematous (a.) Pertaining to, or partaking of the nature of, an aposteme.

Apostolic (a.) Alt. of Apostolical

Apostolical (a.) Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the apostolic age.

Apostolical (a.) According to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles; as, apostolic faith or practice.

Apostolical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope or the papacy; papal.

Apostrophic (a.) Pertaining to an apostrophe, grammatical or rhetorical.

Apotelesmatic (a.) Relating to the casting of horoscopes.

Apotelesmatic (a.) Relating to an issue of fulfillment.

Apothegmatic (a.) Alt. of Apothegmatical

Apothegmatical (a.) Pertaining to, or in the manner of, an apothegm; sententious; pithy.

Apozemical (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a decoction.

Appalachian (a.) Of or pertaining to a chain of mountains in the United States, commonly called the Allegheny mountains.

Appall (a.) To make pale; to blanch.

Appall (a.) To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight.

Appall (a.) To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.

Appalling (a.) Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident.

Apparent (a.) Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.

Apparent (a.) Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.

Apparent (a.) Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun.

Apparitional (a.) Pertaining to an apparition or to apparitions; spectral.

Appealable (a.) Capable of being appealed against; that may be removed to a higher tribunal for decision; as, the cause is appealable.

Appealable (a.) That may be accused or called to answer by appeal; as, a criminal is appealable for manslaughter.

Appealing (a.) That appeals; imploring.

Appeasable (a.) Capable of being appeased or pacified; placable.

Appeasive (a.) Tending to appease.

Appellable (a.) Appealable.

Appellant (a.) Relating to an appeal; appellate.

Appellate (a.) Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals.

Appellative (a.) Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming.

Appellative (a.) Common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class.

Appellatory (a.) Containing an appeal.

Appendaged (a.) Furnished with, or supplemented by, an appendage.

Appendical (a.) Of or like an appendix.

Appendicular (a.) Relating to an appendicle; appendiculate.

Appendiculate (a.) Having small appendages; forming an appendage.

Appertinent (a.) Belonging; appertaining.

Appetent (a.) Desiring; eagerly desirous.

Appetible (a.) Desirable; capable or worthy of being the object of desire.

Appetitive (a.) Having the quality of desiring gratification; as, appetitive power or faculty.

Appetizing (a.) Exciting appetite; as, appetizing food.

Appian (a.) Of or pertaining to Appius.

Applausable (a.) Worthy of applause; praiseworthy.

Applausive (a.) Expressing applause; approbative.

Apple-faced (a.) Having a round, broad face, like an apple.

Appliable (a.) Applicable; also, compliant.

Applicable (a.) Capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance; as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration.

Applicate (a.) Applied or put to some use.

Applicative (a.) Capable of being applied or used; applying; applicatory; practical.

Applicatory (a.) Having the property of applying; applicative; practical.

Applique (a.) Ornamented with a pattern (which has been cut out of another color or stuff) applied or transferred to a foundation; as, applique lace; applique work.

Appointable (a.) Capable of being appointed or constituted.

Appointive (a.) Subject to appointment; as, an appointive office.

Apposed (a.) Placed in apposition; mutually fitting, as the mandibles of a bird's beak.

Apposite (a.) Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; -- followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite to the case.

Appositional (a.) Pertaining to apposition; put in apposition syntactically.

Appositive (a.) Of or relating to apposition; in apposition.

Appraisable (a.) Capable of being appraised.

Apprecatory (a.) Praying or wishing good.

Appreciable (a.) Capable of being appreciated or estimated; large enough to be estimated; perceptible; as, an appreciable quantity.

Appreciant (a.) Appreciative.

Appreciative (a.) Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience.

Appreciatory (a.) Showing appreciation; appreciative; as, appreciatory commendation.

Apprehensible (a.) Capable of being apprehended or conceived.

Apprehensive (a.) Capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning.

Apprehensive (a.) Knowing; conscious; cognizant.

Apprehensive (a.) Relating to the faculty of apprehension.

Apprehensive (a.) Anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil.

Apprehensive (a.) Sensible; feeling; perceptive.

Appressed (a.) Alt. of Apprest

Apprest (a.) Pressed close to, or lying against, something for its whole length, as against a stem,

Approachable (a.) Capable of being approached; accessible; as, approachable virtue.

Approachless (a.) Impossible to be approached.

Approbate (a.) Approved.

Approbative (a.) Approving, or implying approbation.

Approbatory (a.) Containing or expressing approbation; commendatory.

Appropriable (a.) Capable of being appropriated, set apart, sequestered, or assigned exclusively to a particular use.

Appropriate (a.) Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.

Appropriative (a.) Appropriating; making, or tending to, appropriation; as, an appropriative act.

Approvable (a.) Worthy of being approved; meritorious.

Approving (a.) Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile.

Approximate (a.) Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.

Approximate (a.) Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values.

Approximative (a.) Approaching; approximate.

Appulsive (a.) Striking against; impinging; as, the appulsive influence of the planets.

Appurtenant (a.) Annexed or pertaining to some more important thing; accessory; incident; as, a right of way appurtenant to land or buildings.

Aproctous (a.) Without an anal office.

Aproned (a.) Wearing an apron.

Apronless (a.) Without an apron.

Apsidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the apsides of an orbit.

Apsidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the apse of a church; as, the apsidal termination of the chancel.

Apt (a.) Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.

Apt (a.) Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things.

Apt (a.) Inc

Apt (a.) Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.

Aptable (a.) Capable of being adapted.

Apteral (a.) Apterous.

Apteral (a.) Without lateral columns; -- applied to buildings which have no series of columns along their sides, but are either prostyle or amphiprostyle, and opposed to peripteral.

Apterous (a.) Destitute of wings; apteral; as, apterous insects.

Apterous (a.) Destitute of winglike membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole; -- opposed to alate.

Aptitudinal (a.) Suitable; fit.

Aptotic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, aptotes; uninflected; as, aptotic languages.

Apyretic (a.) Without fever; -- applied to days when there is an intermission of fever.

Apyrexial (a.) Relating to apyrexy.

Apyrous (a.) Incombustible; capable of sustaining a strong heat without alteration of form or properties.

Aquarial (a.) Alt. of Aquarian

Aquarian (a.) Of or pertaining to an aquarium.

Aquatic (a.) Pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters; as, aquatic plants and fowls.

Aquatical (a.) Aquatic.

Aquatile (a.) Inhabiting the water.

Aqueous (a.) Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery.

Aqueous (a.) Made from, or by means of, water.

Aquiferous (a.) Consisting or conveying water or a watery fluid; as, aquiferous vessels; the aquiferous system.

Aquiform (a.) Having the form of water.

Aquilated (a.) Adorned with eagles' heads.



Aquiparous (a.) Secreting water; -- applied to certain glands.

Aquitanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aquitania, now called Gascony.

Aquose (a.) Watery; aqueous.

Arabesque (a.) Arabian.

Arabesque (a.) Relating to, or exhibiting, the style of ornament called arabesque; as, arabesque frescoes.

Arabesqued (a.) Ornamented in the style of arabesques.

Arabian (a.) Of or pertaining to Arabia or its inhabitants.

Arabic (a.) Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians.

Arabical (a.) Relating to Arabia; Arabic.

Arable (a.) Fit for plowing or tillage; -- hence, often applied to land which has been plowed or tilled.

Aracanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Aracan, a province of British Burmah.

Araceous (a.) Of or pertaining to an order of plants, of which the genus Arum is the type.

Arachnidial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Arachnida.

Arachnidial (a.) Pertaining to the arachnidium.

Arachnoid (a.) Resembling a spider's web; cobweblike.

Arachnoid (a.) Pertaining to a thin membrane of the brain and spinal cord, between the dura mater and pia mater.

Arachnoid (a.) Covered with, or composed of, soft, loose hairs or fibers, so as to resemble a cobweb; cobwebby.

Arachnoidal (a.) Pertaining to the arachnoid membrane; arachnoid.

Arachnological (a.) Of or pertaining to arachnology.

Aragonese (a.) Of or pertaining to Aragon, in Spain, or to its inhabitants.

Aramaean (a.) Alt. of Aramean

Aramean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Syrians and Chaldeans, or to their language; Aramaic.

Aramaic (a.) Pertaining to Aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramaean; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee.

Araneidan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Araneina or spiders.

Araneiform (a.) Having the form of a spider.

Araneose (a.) Of the aspect of a spider's web; arachnoid.

Araneous (a.) Cobweblike; extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb; as, the araneous membrane of the eye. See Arachnoid.

Aratory (a.) Contributing to tillage.

Araucarian (a.) Relating to, or of the nature of, the Araucaria. The earliest conifers in geological history were mostly Araucarian.

Arbitral (a.) Of or relating to an arbiter or an arbitration.

Arbitrarious (a.) Arbitrary; despotic.

Arbitrary (a.) Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.

Arbitrary (a.) Exercised according to one's own will or caprice, and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power.

Arbitrary (a.) Despotic; absolute in power; bound by no law; harsh and unforbearing; tyrannical; as, an arbitrary prince or government.

Arborary (a.) Of or pertaining to trees; arboreal.

Arboreal (a.) Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.

Arboreal (a.) Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals.

Arbored (a.) Furnished with an arbor;

Arboreous (a.) Having the form, constitution, or habits, of a proper tree, in distinction from a shrub.

Arboreous (a.) Pertaining to, or growing on, trees; as, arboreous moss.

Arborescent (a.) Resembling a tree; becoming woody in stalk; dendritic; having crystallizations disposed like the branches and twigs of a tree.

Arborical (a.) Relating to trees.

Arboricole (a.) Tree-inhabiting; -- said of certain birds.

Arboricultural (a.) Pertaining to arboriculture.

Arboriform (a.) Treelike in shape.

Arborized (a.) Having a treelike appearance.

Arborous (a.) Formed by trees.

Arbuscular (a.) Of or pertaining to a dwarf tree; shrublike.

Arbustive (a.) Containing copses of trees or shrubs; covered with shrubs.

Arcaded (a.) Furnished with an arcade.

Arcadian (a.) Alt. of Arcadic

Arcadic (a.) Of or pertaining to Arcadia; pastoral; ideally rural; as, Arcadian simplicity or scenery.

Arcane (a.) Hidden; secret.

Arch (a.) Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.

Arch (a.) Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.

-arch (a.) A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).

Archaean (a.) Ancient; pertaining to the earliest period in geological history.

Archaeolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to the earliest Stone age; -- applied to a prehistoric period preceding the Paleolithic age.

Archaeostomatous (a.) Applied to a gastrula when the blastopore does not entirely close up.

Archaeozoic (a.) Like or belonging to the earliest forms of animal life.

Archaic (a.) Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.

Archaical (a.) Archaic.

Archaism (a.) An ancient, antiquated, or old-fashioned, word, expression, or idiom; a word or form of speech no longer in common use.

Archaism (a.) Antiquity of style or use; obsoleteness.

Archaistic (a.) Like, or imitative of, anything archaic; pertaining to an archaism.

Archangelic (a.) Of or pertaining to archangels; of the nature of, or resembling, an archangel.

Archchemic (a.) Of supreme chemical powers.

Archducal (a.) Of or pertaining to an archduke or archduchy.

Arched (a.) Made with an arch or curve; covered with an arch; as, an arched door.

Archegonial (a.) Relating to the archegonium.

Archenteric (a.) Relating to the archenteron; as, archenteric invagination.

Archeology (a.) Alt. of Archeological

Archeological (a.) Same as Archaeology, etc.

Archetypal (a.) Of or pertaining to an archetype; consisting a model (real or ideal) or pattern; original.

Archetypical (a.) Relating to an archetype; archetypal.

Archidiaconal (a.) Of or pertaining to an archdeacon.

Archiepiscopal (a.) Of or pertaining to an archbishop; as, Canterbury is an archiepiscopal see.

Archilochian (a.) Of or pertaining to the satiric Greek poet Archilochus; as, Archilochian meter.

Archimedean (a.) Of or pertaining to Archimedes, a celebrated Greek philosopher; constructed on the principle of Archimedes' screw; as, Archimedean drill, propeller, etc.

Archipelagic (a.) Of or pertaining to an archipelago.

Architective (a.) Used in building; proper for building.

Architectonic (a.) Alt. of Architectonical

Architectonical (a.) Pertaining to a master builder, or to architecture; evincing skill in designing or construction; constructive.

Architectonical (a.) Relating to the systemizing of knowledge.

Architectural (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of building; conformed to the rules of architecture.

Architraved (a.) Furnished with an architrave.

Archival (a.) Pertaining to, or contained in, archives or records.

Archy (a.) Arched; as, archy brows.

Arciform (a.) Having the form of an arch; curved.

Arctic (a.) Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature.

Arctogeal (a.) Of or pertaining to arctic lands; as, the arctogeal fauna.

Arcual (a.) Of or pertaining to an arc.

Arcuate (a.) Alt. of Arcuated

Arcuated (a.) Bent or curved in the form of a bow.

Ardent (a.) Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever.

Ardent (a.) Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes.

Ardent (a.) Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper.

Arduous (a.) Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.

Arduous (a.) Attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise.

Ardurous (a.) Burning; ardent.

Areal (a.) Of or pertaining to an area; as, areal interstices (the areas or spaces inclosed by the reticulate vessels of leaves).

Arenaceous (a.) Sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone.

Arenarious (a.) Sandy; as, arenarious soil.

Arenilitic (a.) Of or pertaining to sandstone; as, arenilitic mountains.

Arenose (a.) Sandy; full of sand.

Arenulous (a.) Full of fine sand; like sand.

Areolar (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an areola; filled with interstices or areolae.

Areolate (a.) Alt. of Areolated

Areolated (a.) Divided into small spaces or areolations, as the wings of insects, the leaves of plants, or the receptacle of compound flowers.

Areometric (a.) Alt. of Areometrical

Areometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or measured by, an areometer.

Areopagitic (a.) Pertaining to the Areopagus.

Argean (a.) Pertaining to the ship Argo. See Argo.

Argent (a.) Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining.

Argental (a.) Of or pertaining to silver; resembling, containing, or combined with, silver.

Argentate (a.) Silvery white.

Argentic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, silver; -- said of certain compounds of silver in which this metal has its lowest proportion; as, argentic chloride.

Argentiferous (a.) Producing or containing silver; as, argentiferous lead ore or veins.

Argentine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, silver; made of, or sounding like, silver; silvery.

Argentine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Argentine Republic in South America.

Argentous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, silver; -- said of certain silver compounds in which silver has a higher proportion than in argentic compounds; as, argentous chloride.

Argillaceous (a.) Of the nature of clay; consisting of, or containing, argil or clay; clayey.

Argilliferous (a.) Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with argil.

Argillo-areenaceous (a.) Consisting of, or containing, clay and sand, as a soil.

Argillo-calcareous (a.) Consisting of, or containing, clay and calcareous earth.

Argillo-ferruginous (a.) Containing clay and iron.

Argillous (a.) Argillaceous; clayey.

Argive (a.) Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece.

Argoan (a.) Pertaining to the ship Argo.

Argolic (a.) Pertaining to Argolis, a district in the Peloponnesus.

Argonautic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Argonauts.

Arguable (a.) Capable of being argued; admitting of debate.

Argumentable (a.) Admitting of argument.

Argumental (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, argument; argumentative.

Argumentative (a.) Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse.

Argumentative (a.) Adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom in the Creator.

Argumentative (a.) Given to argument; characterized by argument; disputatious; as, an argumentative writer.

Argus-eyed (a.) Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.

Argute (a.) Sharp; shrill.

Argute (a.) Sagacious; acute; subtle; shrewd.

Arhizal (a.) Alt. of Arhythmous

Arhizous (a.) Alt. of Arhythmous

Arhythmic (a.) Alt. of Arhythmous

Arhythmous (a.) See Arrhizal, Arrhizous, Arrhythmic, Arrhythmous.

Arian (a.) Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings.

Arid (a.) Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dry; barren.

Arillate (a.) Alt. of Ariled

Arllated (a.) Alt. of Ariled

Ariled (a.) Having an aril.

Ariose (a.) Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony.

Aristarchian (a.) Severely critical.

Aristate (a.) Having a pointed, beardlike process, as the glumes of wheat; awned.

Aristate (a.) Having a slender, sharp, or spinelike tip.

Aristocratic (a.) Alt. of Aristocratical

Aristocratical (a.) Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men; as, an aristocratic constitution.

Aristocratical (a.) Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy; as, an aristocratic measure; aristocratic pride or manners.

Aristophanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Aristophanes, the Athenian comic poet.

Aristotelian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher (384-322 b. c.).

Aristotelic (a.) Pertaining to Aristotle or to his philosophy.

Aristulate (a.) Having a short beard or awn.

Arithmetical (a.) Of or pertaining to arithmetic; according to the rules or method of arithmetic.

Arkite (a.) Belonging to the ark.

Armed (a.) Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security or protection.

Armed (a.) Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.

Armed (a.) Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- said of beasts and birds of prey.

Armenian (a.) Of or pertaining to Armenia.

Armgaunt (a.) With gaunt or slender legs. (?)

Arm-gret (a.) Great as a man's arm.

Armiferous (a.) Bearing arms or weapons.

Armigerous (a.) Bearing arms.

Arminian (a.) Of or pertaining to Arminius of his followers, or to their doctrines. See note under Arminian, n.

Armipotent (a.) Powerful in arms; mighty in battle.

Armisonant (a.) Alt. of Armisonous

Armisonous (a.) Rustling in arms; resounding with arms.

Armless (a.) Without any arm or branch.

Armless (a.) Destitute of arms or weapons.

Armoniac (a.) Ammoniac.

Armored (a.) Clad with armor.

Armorial (a.) Belonging to armor, or to the heraldic arms or escutcheon of a family.

Armoric (a.) Alt. of Armorican

Armorican (a.) Of or pertaining to the northwestern part of France (formerly called Armorica, now Bretagne or Brittany), or to its people.

Armor-plated (a.) Covered with defensive plates of metal, as a ship of war; steel-clad.

Aroid (a.) Alt. of Aroideous

Aroideous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the Arum family of plants.

Aromatic (a.) Alt. of Aromatical

Aromatical (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam.

Aromatous (a.) Aromatic.

Arquated (a.) Shaped like a bow; arcuate; curved.

Arrant (a.) Notoriously or preeminently bad; thorough or downright, in a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or coward.

Arrant (a.) Thorough or downright, in a good sense.

Arrect (a.) Alt. of Arrected

Arrected (a.) Lifted up; raised; erect.

Arrected (a.) Attentive, as a person listening.

Arrenotokous (a.) Producing males from unfertilized eggs, as certain wasps and bees.

Arreptitious (a.) Snatched away; seized or possessed, as a demoniac; raving; mad; crack-brained.

Arresting (a.) Striking; attracting attention; impressive.

Arrestive (a.) Tending to arrest.

Arrhaphostic (a.) Seamless.

Arrhizal (a.) Alt. of Arrhizous

Arrhizous (a.) Destitute of a true root, as a parasitical plant.

Arrhythmic (a.) Alt. of Arrhythmous

Arrhythmous (a.) Being without rhythm or regularity, as the pulse.

Arrogant (a.) Making, or having the disposition to make, exorbitant claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue degree of importance; assuming; haughty; -- applied to persons.

Arrogant (a.) Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims or self-importance; -- applied to things; as, arrogant pretensions or behavior.

Arrogative (a.) Making undue claims and pretension; prone to arrogance.

Arrowheaded (a.) Shaped like the head of an arrow; cuneiform.

Arrowy (a.) Consisting of arrows.

Arrowy (a.) Formed or moving like, or in any respect resembling, an arrow; swift; darting; piercing.

Arsenic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, arsenic; -- said of those compounds of arsenic in which this element has its highest equivalence; as, arsenic acid.

Arsenical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or containing, arsenic; as, arsenical vapor; arsenical wall papers.

Arseniferous (a.) Containing or producing arsenic.

Arsenious (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or containing, arsenic; as, arsenious powder or glass.

Arsenious (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, arsenic, when having an equivalence next lower than the highest; as, arsenious acid.

Arseniureted (a.) Combined with arsenic; -- said some elementary substances or radicals; as, arseniureted hydrogen.

Arteriac (a.) Of or pertaining to the windpipe.

Arterial (a.) Of or pertaining to an artery, or the arteries; as, arterial action; the arterial system.

Arterial (a.) Of or pertaining to a main channel (resembling an artery), as a river, canal, or railroad.

Artesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France.

Artful (a.) Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.

Artful (a.) Artificial; imitative.

Artful (a.) Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.

Artful (a.) Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]

Arthen (a.) Same as

Arthritic (a.) Alt. of Arthritical

Arthritical (a.) Pertaining to the joints.

Arthritical (a.) Of or pertaining to arthritis; gouty.

Arthrodial (a.) Alt. of Arthrodic

Arthrodic (a.) Of or pertaining to arthrodia.

Arthrodynic (a.) Pertaining to arthrodynia, or pain in the joints; rheumatic.

Arthrozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Articulata; articulate.

Artiad (a.) Even; not odd; -- said of elementary substances and of radicals the valence of which is divisible by two without a remainder.

Articled (a.) Bound by articles; apprenticed; as, an articled clerk.

Articulate (a.) Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

Articulate (a.) Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.

Articulate (a.) Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.

Articulated (a.) United by, or provided with, articulations; jointed; as, an articulated skeleton.

Articulated (a.) Produced, as a letter, syllable, or word, by the organs of speech; pronounced.

Articulative (a.) Of or pertaining to articulation.

Artificial (a.) Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.

Artificial (a.) Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.

Artificial (a.) Artful; cunning; crafty.

Artificial (a.) Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.

Artificious (a.) Artificial.

Artiodactylous (a.) Even-toed.

Artistic (a.) Alt. of Artistical

Artistical (a.) Of or pertaining to art or to artists; made in the manner of an artist; conformable to art; characterized by art; showing taste or skill.

Artless (a.) Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.

Artless (a.) Contrived without skill or art; inartistic.

Artless (a.) Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.

Artocarpeous (a.) Alt. of Artocarpous

Artocarpous (a.) Of or pertaining to the breadfruit, or to the genus Artocarpus.

Arundelian (a.) Pertaining to an Earl of Arundel; as, Arundel or Arundelian marbles, marbles from ancient Greece, bought by the Earl of Arundel in 1624.

Arundiferous (a.) Producing reeds or canes.

Arundinaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a reed; resembling the reed or cane.

Arundineous (a.) Abounding with reeds; reedy.

Aryan (a.) Of or pertaining to the people called Aryans; Indo-European; Indo-Germanic; as, the Aryan stock, the Aryan languages.

Arytenoid (a.) Ladle-shaped; -- applied to two small cartilages of the larynx, and also to the glands, muscles, etc., connected with them. The cartilages are attached to the cricoid cartilage and connected with the vocal cords.

Asbestic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling asbestus; inconsumable; asbestine.

Asbestiform (a.) Having the form or structure of asbestus.

Asbestine (a.) Of or pertaining to asbestus, or partaking of its nature; incombustible; asbestic.

Asbestous (a.) Asbestic.

Ascendable (a.) Capable of being ascended.

Ascendant (a.) Alt. of Ascendent

Ascendent (a.) Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.

Ascendent (a.) Rising; ascending.

Ascendent (a.) Superior; surpassing; ruling.

Ascendible (a.) Capable of being ascended; climbable.

Ascending (a.) Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite.

Ascensional (a.) Relating to ascension; connected with ascent; ascensive; tending upward; as, the ascensional power of a balloon.

Ascensive (a.) Rising; tending to rise, or causing to rise.

Ascensive (a.) Augmentative; intensive.

Ascertainable (a.) That may be ascertained.

Ascessancy (a.) Alt. of Ascessant

Ascessant (a.) See Acescency, Acescent.

Ascetic (a.) Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe.

Ascidiform (a.) Shaped like an ascidian.

Ascigerous (a.) Having asci.

Ascitic (a.) Alt. of Ascitical

Ascitical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or affected by, ascites; dropsical.

Ascititious (a.) Supplemental; not inherent or original; adscititious; additional; assumed.

Asclepiadaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the Milkweed family.

Ascribable (a.) Capable of being ascribed; attributable.

Ascript (a.) See Adscript.

Ascriptitious (a.) Ascribed.

Ascriptitious (a.) Added; additional.

Aseptic (a.) Not liable to putrefaction; nonputrescent.

Asexual (a.) Having no distinct sex; without sexual action; as, asexual reproduction. See Fission and Gemmation.

Ashamed (a.) Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety.

Ashantee (a.) Of or pertaining to Ashantee.

Ash-colored (a.) Of the color of ashes; a whitish gray or brownish gray.

Ashen (a.) Of or pertaining to the ash tree.

Ashen (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and gray, or white and gray.

Ashine (a.) Shining; radiant.

Ashy (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes.

Ashy (a.) Ash-colored; whitish gray; deadly pale.

Asian (a.) Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic.

Asiatic (a.) Of or pertaining to Asia or to its inhabitants.

Asinine (a.) Of or belonging to, or having the qualities of, the ass, as stupidity and obstinacy.

Asiphonate (a.) Destitute of a siphon or breathing tube; -- said of many bivalve shells.

Asmear (a.) Smeared over.

Asmonean (a.) Of or pertaining to the patriotic Jewish family to which the Maccabees belonged; Maccabean; as, the Asmonean dynasty.

Asoak (a.) Soaking.

Asomatous (a.) Without a material body; incorporeal.

Asonant (a.) Not sounding or sounded.

Asparaginous (a.) Pertaining or allied to, or resembling, asparagus; having shoots which are eaten like asparagus; as, asparaginous vegetables.

Aspartic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived, asparagine; as, aspartic acid.

Aspectable (a.) Capable of being; visible.

Aspectant (a.) Facing each other.

Aspected (a.) Having an aspect.

Aspen (a.) Of or pertaining to the aspen, or resembling it; made of aspen wood.

Asper (a.) Rough; rugged; harsh; bitter; stern; fierce.

Aspergilliform (a.) Resembling the aspergillum in form; as, an aspergilliform stigma.

Asperifoliate (a.) Alt. of Asperifolious

Asperifolious (a.) Having rough leaves.

Aspermatous (a.) Aspermous.

Aspermous (a.) Destitute of seeds; aspermatous.

Asperous (a.) Rough; uneven.

Aspersed (a.) Having an indefinite number of small charges scattered or strewed over the surface.

Aspersed (a.) Bespattered; slandered; calumniated.

Aspersive (a.) Tending to asperse; defamatory; slanderous.

Asphaltic (a.) Pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing, asphalt; bituminous.

Asphaltite (a.) Asphaltic.

Asphaltite (a.) Asphaltic.

Asphyctic (a.) Pertaining to asphyxia.

Asphyxial (a.) Of or relating to asphyxia; as, asphyxial phenomena.

Aspirant (a.) Aspiring.

Aspirate (a.) Alt. of Aspirated

Aspirated (a.) Pronounced with the h sound or with audible breath.

Aspiratory (a.) Of or pertaining to breathing; suited to the inhaling of air

Aspiring (a.) That aspires; as, an Aspiring mind.

Aspish (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an asp.

Assailable (a.) Capable of being assailed.

Assailant (a.) Assailing; attacking.

Assamese (a.) Of or pertaining to Assam, a province of British India, or to its inhabitants.

Assassinous (a.) Murderous.

Assaultable (a.) Capable of being assaulted.

Assayable (a.) That may be assayed.

Assentatory (a.) Flattering; obsequious.

Assentient (a.) Assenting.

Assenting (a.) Giving or implying assent.

Assentive (a.) Giving assent; of the nature of assent; complying.

Assertive (a.) Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory.

Assertorial (a.) Asserting that a thing is; -- opposed to problematical and apodeictical.

Assertory (a.) Affirming; maintaining.

Assessable (a.) Liable to be assessed or taxed; as, assessable property.

Assessorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an assessor, or to a court of assessors.

Asseverative (a.) Characterized by asseveration; asserting positively.

Asseveratory (a.) Asseverative.

Assident (a.) Usually attending a disease, but not always; as, assident signs, or symptoms.

Assiduate (a.) Unremitting; assiduous.

Assiduous (a.) Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.

Assiduous (a.) Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.

Assignable (a.) Capable of being assigned, allotted, specified, or designated; as, an assignable note or bill; an assignable reason; an assignable quantity.

Assimilable (a.) That may be assimilated; that may be likened, or appropriated and incorporated.

Assimilative (a.) Tending to, or characterized by, assimilation; that assimilates or causes assimilation; as, an assimilative process or substance.

Assimilatory (a.) Tending to assimilate, or produce assimilation; as, assimilatory organs.

Assish (a.) Resembling an ass; asinine; stupid or obstinate.

Assistant (a.) Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.

Assistant (a.) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon.

Assistful (a.) Helpful.

Assistive (a.) Lending aid, helping.

Assistless (a.) Without aid or help.

Associable (a.) Capable of being associated or joined.

Associable (a.) Sociable; companionable.

Associable (a.) Liable to be affected by sympathy with other parts; -- said of organs, nerves, muscles, etc.

Associate (a.) Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.

Associate (a.) Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member.

Associate (a.) Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.

Associated (a.) Joined as a companion; brought into association; accompanying; combined.

Associational (a.) Of or pertaining to association, or to an association.

Associational (a.) Pertaining to the theory held by the associationists.

Associative (a.) Having the quality of associating; tending or leading to association; as, the associative faculty.

Assonant (a.) Having a resemblance of sounds.

Assonant (a.) Pertaining to the peculiar species of rhyme called assonance; not consonant.

Assonantal (a.) Assonant.

Assorted (a.) Selected; culled.

Assot (a.) Dazed; foolish; infatuated.

Assuasive (a.) Mitigating; tranquilizing; soothing.

Assumable (a.) That may be assumed.

Assumed (a.) Supposed.

Assumed (a.) Pretended; hypocritical; make-believe; as, an assumed character.

Assuming (a.) Pretentious; taking much upon one's self; presumptuous.

Assumptive (a.) Assumed, or capable of being assumed; characterized by assumption; making unwarranted claims.

Assured (a.) Made sure; safe; insured; certain; indubitable; not doubting; bold to excess.

Assurgent (a.) Ascending

Assurgent (a.) rising obliquely; curving upward.

Assuring (a.) That assures; tending to assure; giving confidence.

Assyrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants.

Assyriological (a.) Of or pertaining to Assyriology; as, Assyriological studies.

Astatic (a.) Having little or no tendency to take a fixed or definite position or direction: thus, a suspended magnetic needle, when rendered astatic, loses its polarity, or tendency to point in a given direction.

Asteriated (a.) Radiated, with diverging rays; as, asteriated sapphire.

Asteridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Asterioidea.

Asternal (a.) Not sternal; -- said of ribs which do not join the sternum.

Asteroidal (a.) Of or pertaining to an asteroid, or to the asteroids.

Asthenic (a.) Characterized by, or pertaining to, debility; weak; debilitating.

Asthmatic (a.) Alt. of Asthmatical

Asthmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to asthma; as, an asthmatic cough; liable to, or suffering from, asthma; as, an asthmatic patient.

Astigmatic (a.) Affected with, or pertaining to, astigmatism; as, astigmatic eyes; also, remedying astigmatism; as, astigmatic lenses.

Astomatous (a.) Alt. of Astomous

Astomous (a.) Not possessing a mouth.

Astonishing (a.) Very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; as, an astonishing event.

Astound (a.) Stunned; astounded; astonished.

Astound (a.) To stun; to stupefy.

Astound (a.) To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with wonder, surprise, or fear.

Astounding (a.) Of a nature to astound; astonishing; amazing; as, an astounding force, statement, or fact.

Astraean (a.) Pertaining to the genus Astraea or the family Astraeidae.

Astragalar (a.) Of or pertaining to the astragalus.

Astragaloid (a.) Resembling the astragalus in form.

Astrakhan (a.) Of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin.

Astral (a.) Pertaining to, coming from, or resembling, the stars; starry; starlike.

Astrict (a.) Concise; contracted.

Astrictive (a.) Binding; astringent.

Astrictory (a.) Astrictive.

Astriferous (a.) Bearing stars.

Astringent (a.) Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; -- opposed to laxative; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent fruit.

Astringent (a.) Stern; austere; as, an astringent type of virtue.

Astrologic (a.) Alt. of Astrological

Astrological (a.) Of or pertaining to astrology; professing or practicing astrology.

Astromantic (a.) Of or pertaining to divination by means of the stars; astrologic.

Astronomic (a.) Astronomical.

Astronomical (a.) Of or pertaining to astronomy; in accordance with the methods or principles of astronomy.

Astrophysical (a.) Pertaining to the physics of astronomical science.

Astructive (a.) Building up; constructive; -- opposed to destructive.

Astucious (a.) Subtle; cunning; astute.

Asturian (a.) Of or pertaining to Asturias in Spain.

Astute (a.) Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.

Astylar (a.) Without columns or pilasters.

Asymmetral (a.) Incommensurable; also, unsymmetrical.

Asymmetric (a.) Alt. of Asymmetrical

Asymmetrical (a.) Incommensurable.

Asymmetrical (a.) Not symmetrical; wanting proportion; esp., not bilaterally symmetrical.

Asymmetrous (a.) Asymmetrical.

Asynartete (a.) Disconnected; not fitted or adjusted.

Asyndetic (a.) Characterized by the use of asyndeton; not connected by conjunctions.

Atavic (a.) Pertaining to a remote ancestor, or to atavism.

Ataxic (a.) Characterized by ataxy, that is, (a) by great irregularity of functions or symptoms, or (b) by a want of coordinating power in movements.

Atechnic (a.) Without technical or artistic knowledge.

Atellan (a.) Of or pertaining to Atella, in ancient Italy; as, Atellan plays; farcical; ribald.

Athalamous (a.) Not furnished with shields or beds for the spores, as the thallus of certain lichens.

Athanasian (a.) Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4th century.

Atheistic (a.) Alt. of Atheistical

Atheistical (a.) Pertaining to, implying, or containing, atheism; -- applied to things; as, atheistic doctrines, opinions, or books.

Atheistical (a.) Disbelieving the existence of a God; impious; godless; -- applied to persons; as, an atheistic writer.

Athenian (a.) Of or pertaining to Athens, the metropolis of Greece.

Atheological (a.) Opposed to theology; atheistic.

Atheous (a.) Atheistic; impious.

Atheous (a.) Without God, neither accepting nor denying him.

Athermanous (a.) Not transmitting heat; -- opposed to diathermanous.

Athermous (a.) Athermanous.

Atheroid (a.) Shaped like an ear of grain.

Atheromatous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or having the nature of, atheroma.

Athirst (a.) Wanting drink; thirsty.

Athirst (a.) Having a keen appetite or desire; eager; longing.

Athletic (a.) Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports.

Athletic (a.) Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts.

Atlantal (a.) Relating to the atlas.

Atlantal (a.) Anterior; cephalic.

Atlantean (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle Atlantis, which the ancients allege was sunk, and overwhelmed by the ocean.

Atlantean (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, Atlas; strong.

Atlantic (a.) Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in Libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west; as, the Atlantic Ocean (called also the Atlantic); the Atlantic basin; the Atlantic telegraph.

Atlantic (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis.

Atlantic (a.) Descended from Atlas.

Atmologic (a.) Alt. of Atmological

Atmological (a.) Of or pertaining to atmology.

Atmospheric (a.) Alt. of Atmospherical

Atmospherical (a.) Of or pertaining to the atmosphere; of the nature of, or resembling, the atmosphere; as, atmospheric air; the atmospheric envelope of the earth.

Atmospherical (a.) Existing in the atmosphere.

Atmospherical (a.) Caused, or operated on, by the atmosphere; as, an atmospheric effect; an atmospheric engine.

Atmospherical (a.) Dependent on the atmosphere.

Atokous (a.) Producing only asexual individuals, as the eggs of certain annelids.

Atomic (a.) Alt. of Atomical

Atomical (a.) Of or pertaining to atoms.

Atomical (a.) Extremely minute; tiny.

Atomistic (a.) Of or pertaining to atoms; relating to atomism.

Atonable (a.) Admitting an atonement; capable of being atoned for; expiable.

Atonic (a.) Characterized by atony, or want of vital energy; as, an atonic disease.

Atonic (a.) Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.

Atonic (a.) Destitute of tone vocality; surd.

Atrabilarian (a.) Alt. of Atrabilarious

Atrabilarious (a.) Affected with melancholy; atrabilious.

Atrabiliar (a.) Melancholy; atrabilious.

Atrabiliary (a.) Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys.

Atrabiliary (a.) Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.

Atrabilious (a.) Melancholic or hypochondriac; atrabiliary.

Atramentaceous (a.) Black, like ink; inky; atramental.

Atramental (a.) Alt. of Atramentous

Atramentous (a.) Of or pertaining to ink; inky; black, like ink; as, atramental galls; atramentous spots.

Atramentarious (a.) Like ink; suitable for making ink. Sulphate of iron (copperas, green vitriol) is called atramentarious, as being used in making ink.

Atrial (a.) Of or pertaining to an atrium.

Atrocious (a.) Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.

Atrocious (a.) Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.

Atrocious (a.) Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

Atrophic (a.) Relating to atrophy.

Atropous (a.) Not inverted; orthotropous.

Atrous (a.) Coal-black; very black.

Attachable (a.) Capable of being attached; esp., liable to be taken by writ or precept.

Attackable (a.) Capable of being attacked.

Attainable (a.) Capable of being attained or reached by efforts of the mind or body; capable of being compassed or accomplished by efforts directed to the object.

Attainable (a.) Obtainable.

Attemperate (a.) Tempered; proportioned; properly adapted.

Attemptable (a.) Capable of being attempted, tried, or attacked.

Attemptive (a.) Disposed to attempt; adventurous.

Attentive (a.) Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.

Attentive (a.) Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.

Attenuant (a.) Making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid; diluent.

Attenuate (a.) Alt. of Attenuated

Attenuated (a.) Made thin or slender.

Attenuated (a.) Made thin or less viscid; rarefied.

Attestative (a.) Of the nature of attestation.

Attestive (a.) Attesting; furnishing evidence.

Attic (a.) Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.

Attic (a.) A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:

Attic (a.) A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof.

Attic (a.) An Athenian; an Athenian author.

Attical (a.) Attic.

Attiguous (a.) Touching; bordering; contiguous.

Attitudinal (a.) Relating to attitude.

Attollent (a.) Lifting up; raising; as, an attollent muscle.

Attractable (a.) Capable of being attracted; subject to attraction.

Attractile (a.) Having power to attract.

Attracting (a.) That attracts.

Attractive (a.) Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies.

Attractive (a.) Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing.

Attributable (a.) Capable of being attributed; ascribable; imputable.

Attributive (a.) Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute.

Attrite (a.) Rubbed; worn by friction.

Attrite (a.) Repentant from fear of punishment; having attrition of grief for sin; -- opposed to contrite.

Attry (a.) Poisonous; malignant; malicious.

Atypic (a.) Alt. of Atypical

Atypical (a.) That has no type; devoid of typical character; irregular; unlike the type.

Auburn (a.) Flaxen-colored.

Auburn (a.) Reddish brown.

Auctionary (a.) Of or pertaining to an auction or an auctioneer.

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.

Audible (a.) Capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard; as, an audible voice or whisper.

Audience (a.) The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

Audience (a.) Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.

Audience (a.) An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

Audient (a.) Listening; paying attention; as, audient souls.

Audit (a.) An audience; a hearing.

Audit (a.) An examination in general; a judicial examination.

Audit (a.) The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.

Audit (a.) A general receptacle or receiver.

Auditive (a.) Of or pertaining to hearing; auditory.

Auditor (a.) A hearer or listener.

Auditor (a.) A person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance.

Auditor (a.) One who hears judicially, as in an audience court.

Auditorial (a.) Auditory.

Auditory (a.) Of or pertaining to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve. See Ear.

Auditual (a.) Auditory.

Augean (a.) Of or pertaining to Augeus, king of Elis, whose stable contained 3000 oxen, and had not been cleaned for 30 years. Hercules cleansed it in a single day.

Augean (a.) Hence: Exceedingly filthy or corrupt.

Augitic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, augite; containing augite as a principal constituent; as, augitic rocks.

Augmentable (a.) Capable of augmentation.

Augmentative (a.) Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.

Augural (a.) Of or pertaining to augurs or to augury; betokening; ominous; significant; as, an augural staff; augural books.

Augurial (a.) Relating to augurs or to augury.

Augurous (a.) Full of augury; foreboding.

August (a.) Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an aspect of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime; majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or authority.

August (a.) The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Augustinian (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines.

Aukward (a.) See Awkward.

Aularian (a.) Relating to a hall.

Auld (a.) Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh.

Auletic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pipe (flute) or piper.

Aulic (a.) Pertaining to a royal court.

Auntrous (a.) Adventurous.

Aural (a.) Of or pertaining to the air, or to an aura.

Aural (a.) Of or pertaining to the ear; as, aural medicine and surgery.

Aurantiaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Aurantiaceae, an order of plants (formerly considered natural), of which the orange is the type.

Aurated (a.) Resembling or containing gold; gold-colored; gilded.

Aurated (a.) Combined with auric acid.

Aurated (a.) Having ears. See Aurited.

Aureate (a.) Golden; gilded.

Aurelian (a.) Of or pertaining to the aurelia.

Auric (a.) Of or pertaining to gold.

Auric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its higher valence; as, auric oxide; auric chloride.

Aurichalceous (a.) Brass-colored.

Auricled (a.) Having ear-shaped appendages or lobes; auriculate; as, auricled leaves.

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.

Auriculate (a.) Alt. of Auriculated

Auriculated (a.) Having ears or appendages like ears; eared. Esp.: (a) (Bot.) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled. (b) (Zool.) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc.

Auriferous (a.) Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.

Auriform (a.) Having the form of the human ear; ear-shaped.

Aurigal (a.) Of or pertaining to a chariot.

Auriphrygiate (a.) Embroidered or decorated with gold.

Aurited (a.) Having lobes like the ear; auriculate.

Aurivorous (a.) Gold-devouring.

Aurocephalous (a.) Having a gold-colored head.

Auroral (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the aurora (the dawn or the northern lights); rosy.

Aurous (a.) Containing gold.

Aurous (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its lower valence; as, aurous oxide.

Auscultatory (a.) Of or pertaining to auscultation.

Ausonian (a.) Italian.

Auspicate (a.) Auspicious.

Auspice (a.) A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future.

Auspice (a.) Protection; patronage and care; guidance.

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

Auspicious (a.) Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning.

Auspicious (a.) Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years.

Auspicious (a.) Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things.

Austin (a.) Augustinian; as, Austin friars.

Austral (a.) Southern; lying or being in the south; as, austral land; austral ocean.

Australasian (a.) Of or pertaining to Australasia; as, Australasian regions.

Australian (a.) Of or pertaining to Australia.

Austrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Austria, or to its inhabitants.

Austro-Hungarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the monarchy composed of Austria and Hungary.

Authentical (a.) Authentic.

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

Authoritative (a.) Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.

Authoritative (a.) Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone.

Authorizable (a.) Capable of being authorized.

Authorized (a.) Possessed of or endowed with authority; as, an authorized agent.

Authorized (a.) Sanctioned by authority.

Authorless (a.) Without an author; without authority; anonymous.

Authorly (a.) Authorial.

Autobiographic (a.) Alt. of Autobiographical

Autobiographical (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, autobiography; as, an autobiographical sketch.

Autocarpous (a.) Alt. of Autocarpian

Autocarpian (a.) Consisting of the ripened pericarp with no other parts adnate to it, as a peach, a poppy capsule, or a grape.

Autocephalous (a.) Having its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches.

Autochthonal (a.) Alt. of Autochthonous

Authochthonic (a.) Alt. of Autochthonous

Autochthonous (a.) Aboriginal; indigenous; native.

Autocrat (a.) An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar).

Autocrat (a.) One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.

Autocratic (a.) Alt. of Autocratical

Autocratical (a.) Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.

Autocratorical (a.) Pertaining to an autocrator; absolute.

Autodynamic (a.) Supplying its own power; -- applied to an instrument of the nature of a water-ram.

Autogamous (a.) Characterized by autogamy; self-fertilized.

Autogeneal (a.) Self-produced; autogenous.

Autogenetic (a.) Relating to autogenesis; self-generated.

Autogenous (a.) Self-generated; produced independently.

Autogenous (a.) Developed from an independent center of ossification.

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

Autographal (a.) Autographic.

Autographic (a.) Alt. of Autographical

Autographical (a.) Pertaining to an autograph, or one's own handwriting; of the nature of an autograph.

Autographical (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, the process of autography; as, autographic ink, paper, or press.

Automatic (a.) Alt. of Automatical

Automatical (a.) Having an inherent power of action or motion.

Automatical (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse.

Automatical (a.) Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; as, automatic movements or functions.

Automatous (a.) Automatic.

Automorphic (a.) Patterned after one's self.

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

Autonomous (a.) Independent in government; having the right or power of self-government.

Autonomous (a.) Having independent existence or laws.

Autoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to autoplasty.

Autopsic (a.) Alt. of Autopsical

Autopsical (a.) Pertaining to autopsy; autoptical.

Autopsy (a.) Personal observation or examination; seeing with one's own eyes; ocular view.

Autopsy (a.) Dissection of a dead body, for the purpose of ascertaining the cause, seat, or nature of a disease; a post-mortem examination.

Autoptic (a.) Alt. of Autoptical

Autoptical (a.) Seen with one's own eyes; belonging to, or connected with, personal observation; as, autoptic testimony or experience.

Autoschediastic (a.) Alt. of Autoschediastical

Autoschediastical (a.) Extemporary; offhand.

Autostylic (a.) Having the mandibular arch articulated directly to the cranium, as in the skulls of the Amphibia.

Autumnal (a.) Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits; flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant.

Autumnal (a.) Past the middle of life; in the third stage.

Auxetic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, auxesis; amplifying.

Auxiliar (a.) Auxiliary.

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

Auxiliatory (a.) Auxiliary; helping.

Available (a.) Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea.

Available (a.) Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable; advantageous; convertible into a resource; as, an available measure; an available candidate.

Avaricious (a.) Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.

Avarous (a.) Avaricious.

Avast (a.) Cease; stop; stay.

Avellane (a.) In the form of four unhusked filberts; as, an avellane cross.

Avenaceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, oats or the oat grasses.

Avengeful (a.) Vengeful.

Avenious (a.) Being without veins or nerves, as the leaves of certain plants.

Aventine (a.) Pertaining to Mons Aventinus, one of the seven hills on which Rome stood.

Average (a.) Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp.

Average (a.) According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution.

Avernal (a.) Alt. of Avernian

Avernian (a.) Of or pertaining to Avernus, a lake of Campania, in Italy, famous for its poisonous vapors, which ancient writers fancied were so malignant as to kill birds flying over it. It was represented by the poets to be connected with the infernal regions.

Averse (a.) Turned away or backward.

Averse (a.) Having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking; disinc

Averted (a.) Turned away, esp. as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious.

Avertible (a.) Capable of being averted; preventable.

Avian (a.) Of or instrument to birds.

Avicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a bird or to birds.

Avid (a.) Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.

Avidious (a.) Avid.

Aviseful (a.) Watchful; circumspect.

Avocate (a.) To call off or away; to withdraw; to transfer to another tribunal.

Avocative (a.) Calling off.

Avoid (a.) To empty.

Avoid (a.) To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.

Avoid (a.) To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.

Avoid (a.) To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.

Avoid (a.) To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.

Avoid (a.) To get rid of.

Avoid (a.) To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.

Avoidable (a.) Capable of being vacated; liable to be annulled or made invalid; voidable.

Avoidable (a.) Capable of being avoided, shunned, or escaped.

Avoidless (a.) Unavoidable; inevitable.

Avouchable (a.) Capable of being avouched.

Avowable (a.) Capable of being avowed, or openly acknowledged, with confidence.

Avowed (a.) Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted.

Avuncular (a.) Of or pertaining to an uncle.

Awake (a.) Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.

Awakening (a.) Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.

Awanting (a.) Missing; wanting.

Aware (a.) Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.

Aware (a.) Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs.

Awash (a.) Washed by the waves or tide; -- said of a rock or strip of shore, or (Naut.) of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.

Away-going (a.) Sown during the last years of a tenancy, but not ripe until after its expiration; -- said of crops.

Aweary (a.) Weary.

Aweless (a.) See Awless.

Awesome (a.) Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.

Awesome (a.) Expressive of awe or terror.

Awe-stricken (a.) Awe-struck.

Awe-struck (a.) Struck with awe.

Awful (a.) Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.

Awful (a.) Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.

Awful (a.) Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.

Awful (a.) Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.

Awful (a.) Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.

Awk (a.) Odd; out of order; perverse.

Awk (a.) Wrong, or not commonly used; clumsy; sinister; as, the awk end of a rod (the but end).

Awk (a.) Clumsy in performance or manners; unhandy; not dexterous; awkward.

Awkward (a.) Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a trick; an awkward boy.

Awkward (a.) Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.

Awkward (a.) Perverse; adverse; untoward.

Awless (a.) Wanting reverence; void of respectful fear.

Awless (a.) Inspiring no awe.

Awl-shaped (a.) Shaped like an awl.

Awl-shaped (a.) Subulate. See Subulate.

Awned (a.) Furnished with an awn, or long bristle-shaped tip; bearded.

Awninged (a.) Furnished with an awning.

Awnless (a.) Without awns or beard.

Awny (a.) Having awns; bearded.

Awsome (a.) Same as Awesome.

Axal (a.) [See Axial.]

Axial (a.) Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis.

Axial (a.) Belonging to the axis of the body; as, the axial skeleton; or to the axis of any appendage or organ; as, the axial bones.

Axile (a.) Situated in the axis of anything; as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.

Axillar (a.) Axillary.

Axillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve.

Axillary (a.) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil.

Axiom (a.) A self-evident and necessary truth, or a proposition whose truth is so evident as first sight that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; as, "The whole is greater than a part;" "A thing can not, at the same time, be and not be."

Axiom (a.) An established principle in some art or science, which, though not a necessary truth, is universally received; as, the axioms of political economy.

Axiomatic (a.) Alt. of Axiomatical

Axiomatical (a.) Of or pertaining to an axiom; having the nature of an axiom; self-evident; characterized by axioms.

Axled (a.) Having an axle; -- used in composition.

Aye (a.) Alt. of Ay

Ay (a.) Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.

Azimuthal (a.) Of or pertaining to the azimuth; in a horizontal circle.

Azoic (a.) Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life; anterior to the existence of animal life; formed when there was no animal life on the globe; as, the azoic. rocks.

Azoleic (a.) Pertaining to an acid produced by treating oleic with nitric acid.

Azonic (a.) Confined to no zone or region; not local.

Azorian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Azores.

Azotic (a.) Pertaining to azote, or nitrogen; formed or consisting of azote; nitric; as, azotic gas; azotic acid.

Azotous (a.) Nitrous; as, azotous acid.

Aztec (a.) Of or relating to one of the early races in Mexico that inhabited the great plateau of that country at the time of the Spanish conquest in 1519.

Azure (a.) Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.

Azured (a.) Of an azure color; sky-blue.

Azureous (a.) Of a fine blue color; azure.

Azurine (a.) Azure.

Azurn (a.) Azure.

Azygous (a.) Odd; having no fellow; not one of a pair; single; as, the azygous muscle of the uvula.

Azymic (a.) Azymous.

Azymous (a.) Unleavened; unfermented.

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Mark McCracken

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