Words whose second letter is A

Aam (n.) A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 36 1/2, at Hamburg 38 1/4.

Aard-vark (n.) An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.

Aard-wolf (n.) A carnivorous quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. See Proteles.

Aaronic (a.) Alt. of Aaronical

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

Aaron's rod () A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.

Aaron's rod () A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.

Ba (v. i.) To kiss.

Baa (v. i.) To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.

Baas (pl. ) of Baa

Baa (n.) The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.

Baaing (n.) The bleating of a sheep.

Baalim (pl. ) of Baal

Baal (n.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.

Baal (n.) The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.

Baalism (n.) Worship of Baal; idolatry.

Baalist (n.) Alt. of Baalite

Baalite (n.) A worshiper of Baal; a devotee of any false religion; an idolater.

Baba (n.) A kind of plum cake.

Babbitt (v. t.) To line with Babbitt metal.

Babbitt metal () A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.

Babbled (imp. & p. p.) of Babble

Babbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Babble

Babble (v. i.) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles.

Babble (v. i.) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.

Babble (v. i.) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.

Babble (v. i.) To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.

Babble (v. i.) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.

Babble (v. i.) To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.

Babble (n.) Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.

Babble (n.) Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.

Babblement (n.) Babble.

Babbler (n.) An idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets.

Babbler (n.) A hound too noisy on finding a good scent.

Babbler (n.) A name given to any one of family (Timalinae) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering note.

Babblery (n.) Babble.

Babe (n.) An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.

Babe (n.) A doll for children.

Babehood (n.) Babyhood.

Babel (n.) The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.

Babel (n.) Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.

Babery (n.) Finery of a kind to please a child.

Babian (n.) Alt. of Babion

Babion (n.) A baboon.

Babillard (n.) The lesser whitethroat of Europe; -- called also babbling warbler.

Babingtonite (n.) A mineral occurring in triclinic crystals approaching pyroxene in angle, and of a greenish black color. It is a silicate of iron, manganese, and lime.

Babiroussa (n.) Alt. of Babirussa

Babirussa (n.) A large hoglike quadruped (Sus, / Porcus, babirussa) of the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.

Babish (a.) Like a babe; a childish; babyish.

Babism (n.) The doctrine of a modern religious sect, which originated in Persia in 1843, being a mixture of Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish and Parsee elements.

Babist (n.) A believer in Babism.

Bablah (n.) The ring of the fruit of several East Indian species of acacia; neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab.

Baboo (n.) Alt. of Babu

Babu (n.) A Hindoo gentleman; a native clerk who writes English; also, a Hindoo title answering to Mr. or Esquire.

Baboon (n.) One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape.

Baboonery (n.) Baboonish behavior.

Baboonish (a.) Like a baboon.

Babies (pl. ) of Baby

Baby (n.) An infant or young child of either sex; a babe.

Baby (n.) A small image of an infant; a doll.

Baby (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as, baby swans.

Babied (imp. & p. p.) of Baby

Babying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baby

Baby (v. i.) To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle.

Baby farm () A place where the nourishment and care of babies are offered for hire.

Baby farmer () One who keeps a baby farm.

Baby farming () The business of keeping a baby farm.

Babyhood (n.) The state or period of infancy.

Babyhouse (a.) A place for children's dolls and dolls' furniture.

Babyish (a.) Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple.

Babyism (n.) The state of being a baby.

Babyism (n.) A babyish manner of acting or speaking.

Baby jumper () A hoop suspended by an elastic strap, in which a young child may be held secure while amusing itself by jumping on the floor.

Babylonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.

Babylonian (n.) An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.

Babylonian (n.) An astrologer; -- so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.

Babylonic (a.) Alt. of Babylonical

Babylonical (a.) Pertaining to Babylon, or made there; as, Babylonic garments, carpets, or hangings.

Babylonical (a.) Tumultuous; disorderly.

Babylonish (n.) Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia.

Babylonish (n.) Pertaining to the Babylon of Revelation xiv. 8.

Babylonish (n.) Pertaining to Rome and papal power.

Babylonish (n.) Confused; Babel-like.

Babyroussa (n.) Alt. of Babyrussa

Babyrussa (n.) See Babyroussa.

Babyship (n.) The quality of being a baby; the personality of an infant.

Bac (n.) A broad, flatbottomed ferryboat, usually worked by a rope.

Bac (n.) A vat or cistern. See 1st Back.

Baccalaureate (n.) The degree of bachelor of arts. (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.

Baccalaureate (n.) A baccalaureate sermon.

Baccalaureate (a.) Pertaining to a bachelor of arts.

Baccara (n.) Alt. of Baccarat

Baccarat (n.) A French game of cards, played by a banker and punters.

Baccare (interj.) Alt. of Backare

Backare (interj.) Stand back! give place! -- a cant word of the Elizabethan writers, probably in ridicule of some person who pretended to a knowledge of Latin which he did not possess.

Baccate (a.) Pulpy throughout, like a berry; -- said of fruits.

Baccated (a.) Having many berries.

Baccated (a.) Set or adorned with pearls.

Bacchanal (a.) Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

Bacchanal (a.) Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

Bacchanal (n.) A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.

Bacchanal (n.) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.

Bacchanal (n.) Drunken revelry; an orgy.

Bacchanal (n.) A song or dance in honor of Bacchus.

Bacchanalia (n. pl.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.

Bacchanalia (n. pl.) Hence: A drunken feast; drunken reveler.

Bacchanalian (a.) Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.

Bacchanalian (n.) A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.

Bacchanalianism (n.) The practice of bacchanalians; bacchanals; drunken revelry.

Bacchants (pl. ) of Bacchant

Bacchantes (pl. ) of Bacchant

Bacchant (n.) A priest of Bacchus.

Bacchant (n.) A bacchanal; a reveler.

Bacchant (a.) Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.

Bacchantes (pl. ) of Bacchante

Bacchante (n.) A priestess of Bacchus.

Bacchante (n.) A female bacchanal.

Bacchantic (a.) Bacchanalian.

Bacchic (a.) Alt. of Bacchical

Bacchical (a.) Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous,with intoxication.

Bacchii (pl. ) of Bacchius

Bacchius (n.) A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.

Bacchus (n.) The god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele.

Bacciferous (a.) Producing berries.

Bacciform (a.) Having the form of a berry.

Baccivorous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, berries; as, baccivorous birds.

Bace (n., a., & v.) See Base.

Bacharach (n.) Alt. of Backarack

Backarack (n.) A kind of wine made at Bacharach on the Rhine.

Bachelor (n.) A man of any age who has not been married.

Bachelor (n.) An unmarried woman.

Bachelor (n.) A person who has taken the first or lowest degree in the liberal arts, or in some branch of science, at a college or university; as, a bachelor of arts.

Bachelor (n.) A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight.

Bachelor (n.) In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member.

Bachelor (n.) A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.

Bachelordom (n.) The state of bachelorhood; the whole body of bachelors.

Bachelorhood (n.) The state or condition of being a bachelor; bachelorship.

Bachelorism (n.) Bachelorhood; also, a manner or peculiarity belonging to bachelors.

Bachelor's button () A plant with flowers shaped like buttons; especially, several species of Ranunculus, and the cornflower (Centaures cyanus) and globe amaranth (Gomphrena).

Bachelorship (n.) The state of being a bachelor.

Bachelry (n.) The body of young aspirants for knighthood.

Bacillar (a.) Shaped like a rod or staff.

Bacillariae (n. pl.) See Diatom.

Bacillary (a.) Of or pertaining to little rods; rod-shaped.

Bacilliform (a.) Rod-shaped.

Bacilli (pl. ) of Bacillus

Bacillus (n.) A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable organism.

Back (n.) A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc.

Back (n.) A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.

Back (n.) In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.

Back (n.) An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.

Back (n.) The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail.

Back (n.) The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney.

Back (n.) The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village.

Back (n.) The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.

Back (n.) A support or resource in reserve.

Back (n.) The keel and keelson of a ship.

Back (n.) The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.

Back (n.) A garment for the back; hence, clothing.

Back (a.) Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.

Back (a.) Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.

Back (a.) Moving or operating backward; as, back action.

Backed (imp. & p. p.) of Back

Backing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Back

Back (v. i.) To get upon the back of; to mount.

Back (v. i.) To place or seat upon the back.

Back (v. i.) To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.

Back (v. i.) To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.

Back (v. i.) To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.

Back (v. i.) To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.

Back (v. i.) To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.

Back (v. i.) To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.

Back (v. i.) To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.

Back (v. i.) To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.

Back (v. i.) To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog.

Back (adv.) In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.

Back (adv.) To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.

Back (adv.) To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.

Back (adv.) (Of time) In times past; ago.

Back (adv.) Away from contact; by reverse movement.

Back (adv.) In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.

Back (adv.) In a state of restraint or hindrance.

Back (adv.) In return, repayment, or requital.

Back (adv.) In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive words.

Back (adv.) In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.

Backarack (n.) See Bacharach.

Backare (interj.) Same as Baccare.

Backband (n.) The band which passes over the back of a horse and holds up the shafts of a carriage.

Backbite (v. i.) To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent).

Backbite (v. i.) To censure or revile the absent.

Backbiter (n.) One who backbites; a secret calumniator or detractor.

Backbiting (n.) Secret slander; detraction.

Backboard (n.) A board which supports the back wen one is sitting;

Backboard (n.) A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.

Backboard (n.) A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.

Backboard (n.) A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddies into the interior of the wheel.

Backboard (n.) A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure.

Backbond (n.) An instrument which, in conjunction with another making an absolute disposition, constitutes a trust.

Backbone (n.) The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.

Backbone (n.) Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.

Backbone (n.) Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness.

Backboned (a.) Vertebrate.

Backcast (n.) Anything which brings misfortune upon one, or causes failure in an effort or enterprise; a reverse.

Back door () A door in the back part of a building; hence, an indirect way.

Backdoor (a.) Acting from behind and in concealment; as, backdoor intrigues.

Backdown (n.) A receding or giving up; a complete surrender.

Backed (a.) Having a back; fitted with a back; as, a backed electrotype or stereotype plate. Used in composition; as, broad-backed; hump-backed.

Backer (n.) One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.

Backfall (n.) A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.

Backfriend (n.) A secret enemy.

Backgammon (n.) A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a "board" marked off into twenty-four spaces called "points". Each player has fifteen pieces, or "men", the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables.

Backgammon (v. i.) In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first "table".

Background (n.) Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front.

Background (n.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures.

Background (n.) Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background of red hangings.

Background (n.) A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight.

Backhand (n.) A kind of handwriting in which the downward slope of the letters is from left to right.

Backhand (a.) Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.

Backhand (a.) Backhanded; indirect; oblique.

Backhanded (a.) With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.

Backhanded (a.) Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.

Backhanded (a.) Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.

Backhandedness (n.) State of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods.

Backhander (n.) A backhanded blow.

Backhouse (n.) A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.

Backing (n.) The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.

Backing (n.) That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.

Backing (n.) Support or aid given to a person or cause.

Backing (n.) The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.

Backjoint (n.) A rebate or chase in masonry left to receive a permanent slab or other filling.

Backlash (n.) The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

Backless (a.) Without a back.

Backlog (n.) A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth.

Backpiece (n.) Alt. of Backplate

Backplate (n.) A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back; armor for the back.

Backrack (n.) Alt. of Backrag

Backrag (n.) See Bacharach.

Backs (n. pl.) Among leather dealers, the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.

Backsaw (n.) A saw (as a tenon saw) whose blade is stiffened by an added metallic back.

Backset (n.) A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.

Backset (n.) Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.

Backset (v. i.) To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up in the spring.

Backsettler (n.) One living in the back or outlying districts of a community.

Backsheesh (n.) Alt. of Backshish

Backshish (n.) In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a gratuity; a "tip".

Backside (n.) The hinder part, posteriors, or rump of a person or animal.

Backsight (n.) The reading of the leveling staff in its unchanged position when the leveling instrument has been taken to a new position; a sight directed backwards to a station previously occupied. Cf. Foresight, n., 3.

Backslid (imp.) of Backslide

Backslidden (p. p.) of Backslide

Backslid () of Backslide

Backsliding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Backslide

Backslide (v. i.) To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.

Backslider (n.) One who backslides.

Backsliding (a.) Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.

Backsliding (n.) The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.

Backstaff (n.) An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.

Back stairs () Stairs in the back part of a house, as distinguished from the front stairs; hence, a private or indirect way.

Backstairs (a.) Alt. of Backstair

Backstair (a.) Private; indirect; secret; intriguing; -- as if finding access by the back stairs.

Backstay (n.) A rope or stay extending from the masthead to the side of a ship, slanting a little aft, to assist the shrouds in supporting the mast.

Backstay (n.) A rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion.

Backster (n.) A backer.

Backstitch (n.) A stitch made by setting the needle back of the end of the last stitch, and bringing it out in front of the end.

Backstitch (v. i.) To sew with backstitches; as, to backstitch a seam.

Backstress (n.) A female baker.

Backsword (n.) A sword with one sharp edge.

Backsword (n.) In England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick.

Backward (adv.) Alt. of Backwards

Backwards (adv.) With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.

Backwards (adv.) Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.

Backwards (adv.) On the back, or with the back downward.

Backwards (adv.) Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.

Backwards (adv.) By way of reflection; reflexively.

Backwards (adv.) From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.

Backwards (adv.) In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.

Backward (a.) Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.

Backward (a.) Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.

Backward (a.) Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.

Backward (a.) Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.

Backward (a.) Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.

Backward (a.) Already past or gone; bygone.

Backward (n.) The state behind or past.

Backward (v. i.) To keep back; to hinder.

Backwardation (n.) The seller's postponement of delivery of stock or shares, with the consent of the buyer, upon payment of a premium to the latter; -- also, the premium so paid. See Contango.

Backwardly (adv.) Reluctantly; slowly; aversely.

Backwardly (adv.) Perversely; ill.

Backwardness (n.) The state of being backward.

Backwash (v. i.) To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.

Backwater (n.) Water turned back in its course by an obstruction, an opposing current , or the flow of the tide, as in a sewer or river channel, or across a river bar.

Backwater (n.) An accumulation of water overflowing the low lands, caused by an obstruction.

Backwater (n.) Water thrown back by the turning of a waterwheel, or by the paddle wheels of a steamer.

Backwoods (n. pl.) The forests or partly cleared grounds on the frontiers.

Backwoodsmen (pl. ) of Backwoodsman

Backwoodsman (n.) A man living in the forest in or beyond the new settlements, especially on the western frontiers of the older portions of the United States.

Backworm (n.) A disease of hawks. See Filanders.

Bacon (n.) The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh.

Baconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon, or to his system of philosophy.

Bacteria (n.p.) See Bacterium.

Bacterial (a.) Of or pertaining to bacteria.

Bactericidal (a.) Destructive of bacteria.

Bactericide (n.) Same as Germicide.

Bacteriological (a.) Of or pertaining to bacteriology; as, bacteriological studies.

Bacteriologist (n.) One skilled in bacteriology.

Bacteriology (n.) The science relating to bacteria.

Bacterioscopic (a.) Relating to bacterioscopy; as, a bacterioscopic examination.

Bacterioscopist (n.) One skilled in bacterioscopic examinations.

Bacterioscopy (n.) The application of a knowledge of bacteria for their detection and identification, as in the examination of polluted water.

Bacteria (pl. ) of Bacterium

Bacterium (n.) A microscopic vegetable organism, belonging to the class Algae, usually in the form of a jointed rodlike filament, and found in putrefying organic infusions. Bacteria are destitute of chlorophyll, and are the smallest of microscopic organisms. They are very widely diffused in nature, and multiply with marvelous rapidity, both by fission and by spores. Certain species are active agents in fermentation, while others appear to be the cause of certain infectious diseases. See Bacillus.

Bacteroid (a.) Alt. of Bacteroidal

Bacteroidal (a.) Resembling bacteria; as, bacteroid particles.

Bactrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia.

Bactrian (n.) A native of Bactria.

Bacule (n.) See Bascule.

Baculine (a.) Of or pertaining to the rod or punishment with the rod.

Baculite (n.) A cephalopod of the extinct genus Baculites, found fossil in the Cretaceous rocks. It is like an uncoiled ammonite.

Baculometry (n.) Measurement of distance or altitude by a staff or staffs.

Bad (imp.) Bade.

Bad (superl.) Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad health; bad crop; bad news.

Badder () compar. of Bad, a.

Badderlocks (n.) A large black seaweed (Alaria esculenta) sometimes eaten in Europe; -- also called murlins, honeyware, and henware.

Baddish (a.) Somewhat bad; inferior.

Bade () A form of the pat tense of Bid.

Badge (n.) A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman.

Badge (n.) Something characteristic; a mark; a token.

Badge (n.) A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.

Badge (v. t.) To mark or distinguish with a badge.

Badgeless (a.) Having no badge.

Badger (n.) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.

Badger (n.) A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.

Badger (n.) A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.

Badgered (imp. & p. p.) of Badger

Badgering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Badger

Badger (v. t.) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.

Badger (v. t.) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

Badgerer (n.) One who badgers.

Badgerer (n.) A kind of dog used in badger baiting.

Badgering (n.) The act of one who badgers.

Badgering (n.) The practice of buying wheat and other kinds of food in one place and selling them in another for a profit.

Badger-legged (a.) Having legs of unequal length, as the badger was thought to have.

Badiaga (n.) A fresh-water sponge (Spongilla), common in the north of Europe, the powder of which is used to take away the livid marks of bruises.

Badian (n.) An evergreen Chinese shrub of the Magnolia family (Illicium anisatum), and its aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.

Badigeon (n.) A cement or paste (as of plaster and freestone, or of sawdust and glue or lime) used by sculptors, builders, and workers in wood or stone, to fill holes, cover defects, or finish a surface.

Badinage (n.) Playful raillery; banter.

Bad lands () Barren regions, especially in the western United States, where horizontal strata (Tertiary deposits) have been often eroded into fantastic forms, and much intersected by ca?ons, and where lack of wood, water, and forage increases the difficulty of traversing the country, whence the name, first given by the Canadian French, Mauvaises Terres (bad lands).

Badly (adv.) In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.

Badminton (n.) A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.

Badminton (n.) A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.

Badness (n.) The state of being bad.

Baenomere (n.) One of the somites (arthromeres) that make up the thorax of Arthropods.

Baenopod (n.) One of the thoracic legs of Arthropods.

Baenosome (n.) The thorax of Arthropods.

Baff (n.) A blow; a stroke.

Baffled (imp. & p. p.) of Baffle

Baffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baffle

Baffle (v. t.) To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.

Baffle (v. t.) To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.

Baffle (v. t.) To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.

Baffle (v. i.) To practice deceit.

Baffle (v. i.) To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.

Baffle (n.) A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.

Bafflement (n.) The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check.

Baffler (n.) One who, or that which, baffles.

Baffling (a.) Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks.

Baft (n.) Same as Bafta.

Bafta (n.) A coarse stuff, usually of cotton, originally made in India. Also, an imitation of this fabric made for export.

Bag (n.) A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.

Bag (n.) A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.

Bag (n.) A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.

Bag (n.) The quantity of game bagged.

Bag (n.) A certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of pepper or hops; a bag of coffee.

Bagged (imp. & p. p.) of Bag

Bagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bag

Bag (v. t.) To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.

Bag (v. t.) To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.

Bag (v. t.) To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag.

Bag (v. i.) To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.

Bag (v. i.) To swell with arrogance.

Bag (v. i.) To become pregnant.

Bagasse (n.) Sugar cane, as it comes crushed from the mill. It is then dried and used as fuel. Also extended to the refuse of beetroot sugar.

Bagatelle (n.) A trifle; a thing of no importance.

Bagatelle (n.) A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.

Baggage (n.) The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army.

Baggage (n.) The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler carries with him on a journey; luggage.

Baggage (n.) Purulent matter.

Baggage (n.) Trashy talk.

Baggage (n.) A man of bad character.

Baggage (n.) A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.

Baggage (n.) A romping, saucy girl.

Baggage master () One who has charge of the baggage at a railway station or upon a line of public travel.

Baggager (n.) One who takes care of baggage; a camp follower.

Baggala (n.) A two-masted Arab or Indian trading vessel, used in Indian Ocean.

Baggily (adv.) In a loose, baggy way.

Bagging (n.) Cloth or other material for bags.

Bagging (n.) The act of putting anything into, or as into, a bag.

Bagging (n.) The act of swelling; swelling.

Bagging (n.) Reaping peas, beans, wheat, etc., with a chopping stroke.

Baggy (a.) Resembling a bag; loose or puffed out, or pendent, like a bag; flabby; as, baggy trousers; baggy cheeks.

Bagmen (pl. ) of Bagman

Bagman (n.) A commercial traveler; one employed to solicit orders for manufacturers and tradesmen.

Bag net () A bag-shaped net for catching fish.

Bagnio (n.) A house for bathing, sweating, etc.; -- also, in Turkey, a prison for slaves.

Bagnio (n.) A brothel; a stew; a house of prostitution.

Bagpipe (n.) A musical wind instrument, now used chiefly in the Highlands of Scotland.

Bagpipe (v. t.) To make to look like a bagpipe.

Bagpiper (n.) One who plays on a bagpipe; a piper.

Bagreef (n.) The lower reef of fore and aft sails; also, the upper reef of topsails.

Bague (n.) The annular molding or group of moldings dividing a long shaft or clustered column into two or more parts.

Baguet (n.) Alt. of Baguette

Baguette (n.) A small molding, like the astragal, but smaller; a bead.

Baguette (n.) One of the minute bodies seen in the divided nucleoli of some Infusoria after conjugation.

Bagwig (n.) A wig, in use in the 18th century, with the hair at the back of the head in a bag.

Bagworm (n.) One of several lepidopterous insects which construct, in the larval state, a baglike case which they carry about for protection. One species (Platoeceticus Gloveri) feeds on the orange tree. See Basket worm.

Bah (interj.) An exclamation expressive of extreme contempt.

Bahar (n.) A weight used in certain parts of the East Indies, varying considerably in different localities, the range being from 223 to 625 pounds.

Baigne (v. i.) To soak or drench.

Bail (n.) A bucket or scoop used in bailing water out of a boat.

Bailed (imp. & p. p.) of Bail

Bailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bail

Bail (v. t.) To lade; to dip and throw; -- usually with out; as, to bail water out of a boat.

Bail (v. t.) To dip or lade water from; -- often with out to express completeness; as, to bail a boat.

Bail (v./t.) To deliver; to release.

Bail (v./t.) To set free, or deliver from arrest, or out of custody, on the undertaking of some other person or persons that he or they will be responsible for the appearance, at a certain day and place, of the person bailed.

Bail (v./t.) To deliver, as goods in trust, for some special object or purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed on the part of the bailee, or person intrusted; as, to bail cloth to a tailor to be made into a garment; to bail goods to a carrier.

Bail (n.) Custody; keeping.

Bail (n.) The person or persons who procure the release of a prisoner from the custody of the officer, or from imprisonment, by becoming surely for his appearance in court.

Bail (n.) The security given for the appearance of a prisoner in order to obtain his release from custody of the officer; as, the man is out on bail; to go bail for any one.

Bail (n.) The arched handle of a kettle, pail, or similar vessel, usually movable.

Bail (n.) A half hoop for supporting the cover of a carrier's wagon, awning of a boat, etc.

Bail (n.) A line of palisades serving as an exterior defense.

Bail (n.) The outer wall of a feudal castle. Hence: The space inclosed by it; the outer court.

Bail (n.) A certain limit within a forest.

Bail (n.) A division for the stalls of an open stable.

Bail (n.) The top or cross piece ( or either of the two cross pieces) of the wicket.

Bailable (a.) Having the right or privilege of being admitted to bail, upon bond with sureties; -- used of persons.

Bailable (a.) Admitting of bail; as, a bailable offense.

Bailable (a.) That can be delivered in trust; as, bailable goods.

Bail bond () A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his surety, to insure the prisoner's appearance in court, at the return of the writ.

Bail bond () Special bail in court to abide the judgment.

Bailee (n.) The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and a qualified property in them, for the purposes of the trust.

Bailer (n.) See Bailor.

Bailer (n.) One who bails or lades.

Bailer (n.) A utensil, as a bucket or cup, used in bailing; a machine for bailing water out of a pit.

Bailey (n.) The outer wall of a feudal castle.

Bailey (n.) The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.

Bailey (n.) A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.

Bailie (n.) An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman.

Bailiff (n.) Originally, a person put in charge of something especially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, as of a county, town, hundred, or castle; one to whom power/ of custody or care are intrusted.

Bailiff (n.) A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.

Bailiff (n.) An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.

Bailiffwick (n.) See Bailiwick.

Bailiwick (n.) The precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.

Baillie (n.) Bailiff.

Baillie (n.) Same as Bailie.

Bailment (n.) The action of bailing a person accused.

Bailment (n.) A delivery of goods or money by one person to another in trust, for some special purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed.

Bailor (n.) One who delivers goods or money to another in trust.

Bailpiece (n.) A piece of parchment, or paper, containing a recognizance or bail bond.

Bain (n.) A bath; a bagnio.

Bain-marie (n.) A vessel for holding hot water in which another vessel may be heated without scorching its contents; -- used for warming or preparing food or pharmaceutical preparations.

Bairam (n.) The name of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and the other seventy days after the fast.

Bairn (n.) A child.

Baisemains (n. pl.) Respects; compliments.

Bait (v. i.) Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.

Bait (v. i.) Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.

Bait (v. i.) A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.

Bait (v. i.) A light or hasty luncheon.

Baited (imp. & p. p.) of Bait

Baiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bait

Bait (v. t.) To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.

Bait (v. t.) To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.

Bait (v. t.) To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.

Bait (v. i.) To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.

Bait (v. i.) To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.

Baiter (n.) One who baits; a tormentor.

Baize (n.) A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; -- usually dyed in plain colors.

Bajocco (n.) A small copper coin formerly current in the Roman States, worth about a cent and a half.

Baked (imp. & p. p.) of Bake

Baking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bake

Bake (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.

Bake (v. t.) To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.

Bake (v. t.) To harden by cold.

Bake (v. i.) To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes.

Bake (v. i.) To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.

Bake (n.) The process, or result, of baking.

Bakehouse (v. t.) A house for baking; a bakery.

Bakemeat (n.) Alt. of Baked-meat

Baked-meat (n.) A pie; baked food.

Baken () p. p. of Bake.

Baker (v. i.) One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.

Baker (v. i.) A portable oven in which baking is done.

Baker-legged (a.) Having legs that bend inward at the knees.

Bakery (n.) The trade of a baker.

Bakery (n.) The place for baking bread; a bakehouse.

Baking (n.) The act or process of cooking in an oven, or of drying and hardening by heat or cold.

Baking (n.) The quantity baked at once; a batch; as, a baking of bread.

Bakingly (adv.) In a hot or baking manner.

Bakistre (n.) A baker.

Baksheesh (n.) Alt. of Bakshish

Bakshish (n.) Same as Backsheesh.

Balaam (n.) A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; -- an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking.

Balachong (n.) A condiment formed of small fishes or shrimps, pounded up with salt and spices, and then dried. It is much esteemed in China.

Balaenoidea (n.) A division of the Cetacea, including the right whale and all other whales having the mouth fringed with baleen. See Baleen.

Balance (n.) An apparatus for weighing.

Balance (n.) Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.

Balance (n.) Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.

Balance (n.) The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.

Balance (n.) An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; -- also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account.

Balance (n.) A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary).

Balance (n.) The constellation Libra.

Balance (n.) The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September.

Balance (n.) A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S.

Balanced (imp. & p. p.) of Balance

Balancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Balance

Balance (n.) To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.

Balance (n.) To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope.

Balance (n.) To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.

Balance (n.) To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.

Balance (n.) To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them.

Balance (n.) To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account.

Balance (n.) To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books.

Balance (n.) To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.

Balance (n.) To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.

Balance (v. i.) To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance.

Balance (v. i.) To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate.

Balance (v. i.) To move toward a person or couple, and then back.

Balanceable (a.) Such as can be balanced.

Balancement (n.) The act or result of balancing or adjusting; equipoise; even adjustment of forces.

Balancer (n.) One who balances, or uses a balance.

Balancer (n.) In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.

Balancereef (n.) The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

Balance wheel () A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance.

Balance wheel () A ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance).

Balance wheel () A wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel.

Balaniferous (a.) Bearing or producing acorns.

Balanite (n.) A fossil balanoid shell.

Balanoglossus (n.) A peculiar marine worm. See Enteropneusta, and Tornaria.

Balanoid (a.) Resembling an acorn; -- applied to a group of barnacles having shells shaped like acorns. See Acornshell, and Barnacle.

Balas ruby () A variety of spinel ruby, of a pale rose red, or inclining to orange. See Spinel.

Balaustine (n.) The pomegranate tree (Punica granatum). The bark of the root, the rind of the fruit, and the flowers are used medicinally.

Balbutiate (v. i.) Alt. of Balbucinate

Balbucinate (v. i.) To stammer.

Balbuties (n.) The defect of stammering; also, a kind of incomplete pronunciation.

Balcon (n.) A balcony.

Balconied (a.) Having balconies.

Balconies (pl. ) of Balcony

Balcony (n.) A platform projecting from the wall of a building, usually resting on brackets or consoles, and inclosed by a parapet; as, a balcony in front of a window. Also, a projecting gallery in places of amusement; as, the balcony in a theater.

Balcony (n.) A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large ships.

Bald (a.) Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.

Bald (a.) Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.

Bald (a.) Undisguised.

Bald (a.) Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.

Bald (a.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.

Bald (a.) Destitute of the natural covering.

Bald (a.) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.

Baldachin (n.) A rich brocade; baudekin.

Baldachin (n.) A structure in form of a canopy, sometimes supported by columns, and sometimes suspended from the roof or projecting from the wall; generally placed over an altar; as, the baldachin in St. Peter's.

Baldachin (n.) A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.

Bald eagle () The white-headed eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) of America. The young, until several years old, lack the white feathers on the head.

Balder (n.) The most beautiful and beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya.

Balderdash (n.) A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.

Balderdash (n.) Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.

Balderdash (v. t.) To mix or adulterate, as liquors.

Bald-faced (a.) Having a white face or a white mark on the face, as a stag.

Baldhead (n.) A person whose head is bald.

Baldhead (n.) A white-headed variety of pigeon.

Baldheaded (a.) Having a bald head.

Baldly (adv.) Nakedly; without reserve; inelegantly.

Baldness (n.) The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the head; baldness of style.

Baldpate (n.) A baldheaded person.

Baldpate (n.) The American widgeon (Anas Americana).

Baldpate (a.) Alt. of Baldpated

Baldpated (a.) Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded.

Baldrib (n.) A piece of pork cut lower down than the sparerib, and destitute of fat.

Baldric (n.) A broad belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn over one shoulder, across the breast, and under the opposite arm; less properly, any belt.

Baldwin (n.) A kind of reddish, moderately acid, winter apple.

Bale (n.) A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw / hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation.

Baled (imp. & p. p.) of Bale

Baling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bale

Bale (v. t.) To make up in a bale.

Bale (v. t.) See Bail, v. t., to lade.

Bale (n.) Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.

Bale (n.) Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury.

Balearic (a.) Of or pertaining to the isles of Majorca, Minorca, Ivica, etc., in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Valencia.

Baleen (n.) Plates or blades of "whalebone," from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth.

Balefire (n.) A signal fire; an alarm fire.

Baleful (a.) Full of deadly or pernicious influence; destructive.

Baleful (a.) Full of grief or sorrow; woeful; sad.

Balefully (adv.) In a baleful manner; perniciously.

Balefulness (n.) The quality or state of being baleful.

Balisaur (n.) A badgerlike animal of India (Arcionyx collaris).

Balister (n.) A crossbow.

Balistoid (a.) Like a fish of the genus Balistes; of the family Balistidae. See Filefish.

Balistraria (n.) A narrow opening, often cruciform, through which arrows might be discharged.

Balize (n.) A pole or a frame raised as a sea beacon or a landmark.

Balk (v. i.) A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.

Balk (v. i.) A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."

Balk (v. i.) One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.

Balk (v. i.) A hindrance or disappointment; a check.

Balk (v. i.) A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.

Balk (v. i.) A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball.

Balked (imp. & p. p.) of Balk

Balking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Balk

Balk (v. t.) To leave or make balks in.

Balk (v. t.) To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.

Balk (v. t.) To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.

Balk (v. t.) To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.

Balk (v. t.) To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation.

Balk (v. i.) To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.

Balk (v. i.) To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks.

Balk (v. i.) To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.

Balker (n.) One who, or that which balks.

Balker (n.) A person who stands on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and to give notice to the men in boats which way they pass; a conder; a huer.

Balkingly (adv.) In a manner to balk or frustrate.

Balkish (a.) Uneven; ridgy.

Balky (a.) Apt to balk; as, a balky horse.

Ball (n.) Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.

Ball (n.) A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.

Ball (n.) A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.

Ball (n.) Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rifle ball; -- often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms are commonly called bullets.

Ball (n.) A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a case filled with combustibles intended to burst and give light or set fire, or to produce smoke or stench; as, a fire ball; a stink ball.

Ball (n.) A leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle called a ballstock; -- formerly used by printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.

Ball (n.) A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.

Ball (n.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.

Ball (n.) The globe or earth.

Balled (imp. & p. p.) of Ball

Balling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ball

Ball (v. i.) To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls; the snow balls.

Ball (v. t.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.

Ball (v. t.) To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.

Ball (n.) A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.

Ballad (n.) A popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.

Ballad (v. i.) To make or sing ballads.

Ballad (v. t.) To make mention of in ballads.

Ballade (n.) A form of French versification, sometimes imitated in English, in which three or four rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten lines each, the stanzas concluding with a refrain, and the whole poem with an envoy.

Ballader (n.) A writer of ballads.

Ballad monger () A seller or maker of ballads; a poetaster.

Balladry (n.) Ballad poems; the subject or style of ballads.

Ballahoo (n.) Alt. of Ballahou

Ballahou (n.) A fast-sailing schooner, used in the Bermudas and West Indies.

Ballarag (v. i.) To bully; to threaten.

Ballast (a.) Any heavy substance, as stone, iron, etc., put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing.

Ballast (a.) Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness.

Ballast (a.) Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid.

Ballast (a.) The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete.

Ballast (a.) Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security.

Ballasted (imp. & p. p.) of Ballast

Ballasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ballast

Ballast (v. t.) To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold.

Ballast (v. t.) To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid.

Ballast (v. t.) To keep steady; to steady, morally.

Ballastage (n.) A toll paid for the privilege of taking up ballast in a port or harbor.

Ballasting (n.) That which is used for steadying anything; ballast.

Ballatry (n.) See Balladry.

Ballet (n.) An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.

Ballet (n.) The company of persons who perform the ballet.

Ballet (n.) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.

Ballet (n.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.

Ball-flower (n.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, -- usually inserted in a hollow molding.

Ballist/ (pl. ) of Ballista

Ballista (n.) An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles.

Ballister (n.) A crossbow.

Ballistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine.

Ballistic (a.) Pertaining to projection, or to a projectile.

Ballistics (n.) The science or art of hurling missile weapons by the use of an engine.

Ballium (n.) See Bailey.

Balloon (n.) A bag made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for aerial navigation.

Balloon (n.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London.

Balloon (n.) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.

Balloon (n.) A bomb or shell.

Balloon (n.) A game played with a large inflated ball.

Balloon (n.) The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.

Balloon (v. t.) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.

Balloon (v. i.) To go up or voyage in a balloon.

Balloon (v. i.) To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

Ballooned (a.) Swelled out like a balloon.

Ballooner (n.) One who goes up in a balloon; an aeronaut.

Balloon fish () A fish of the genus Diodon or the genus Tetraodon, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. See Globefish, and Bur fish.

Ballooning (n.) The art or practice of managing balloons or voyaging in them.

Ballooning (n.) The process of temporarily raising the value of a stock, as by fictitious sales.

Ballooning spider () A spider which has the habit of rising into the air. Many kinds ( esp. species of Lycosa) do this while young by ejecting threads of silk until the force of the wind upon them carries the spider aloft.

Balloonist (n.) An aeronaut.

Balloonry (n.) The art or practice of ascending in a balloon; aeronautics.

Ballot (n.) Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.

Ballot (n.) The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets.

Ballot (n.) The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.

Balloted (imp. & p. p.) of Ballot

Balloting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ballot

Ballot (n.) To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.

Ballot (v. t.) To vote for or in opposition to.

Ballotade (v. i.) A leap of a horse, as between two pillars, or upon a straight line, so that when his four feet are in the air, he shows only the shoes of his hind feet, without jerking out.

Ballotation (n.) Voting by ballot.

Balloter (n.) One who votes by ballot.

Ballotin (n.) An officer who has charge of a ballot box.

Ballow (n.) A cudgel.

Ballproof (a.) Incapable of being penetrated by balls from firearms.

Ballroom (n.) A room for balls or dancing.

Balm (n.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.

Balm (n.) The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.

Balm (n.) Any fragrant ointment.

Balm (n.) Anything that heals or that mitigates pain.

Balm (v. i.) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate.

Balmify (v. t.) To render balmy.

Balmily (adv.) In a balmy manner.

Balmoral (n.) A long woolen petticoat, worn immediately under the dress.

Balmoral (n.) A kind of stout walking shoe, laced in front.

Balmy (a.) Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild.

Balmy (a.) Producing balm.

Balneal (a.) Of or pertaining to a bath.

Balneary (n.) A bathing room.

Balneation (n.) The act of bathing.

Balneatory (a.) Belonging to a bath.

Balneography (n.) A description of baths.

Balneology (n.) A treatise on baths; the science of bathing.

Balneotherapy (n.) The treatment of disease by baths.

Balotade (n.) See Ballotade.

Balsa (n.) A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America.

Balsam (n.) A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.

Balsam (n.) A species of tree (Abies balsamea).

Balsam (n.) An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine.

Balsam (n.) Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.

Balsam (v. t.) To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.

Balsamation (n.) The act of imparting balsamic properties.

Balsamation (n.) The art or process of embalming.

Balsamic (a.) Alt. of Balsamical

Balsamical (a.) Having the qualities of balsam; containing, or resembling, balsam; soft; mitigative; soothing; restorative.

Balsamiferous (a.) Producing balsam.

Balsamine (n.) The Impatiens balsamina, or garden balsam.

Balsamous (a.) Having the quality of balsam; containing balsam.

Balter (v. t.) To stick together.

Baltic (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea which separates Norway and Sweden from Jutland, Denmark, and Germany; situated on the Baltic Sea.

Baltimore bird () Alt. of Baltimore oriole

Baltimore oriole () A common American bird (Icterus galbula), named after Lord Baltimore, because its colors (black and orange red) are like those of his coat of arms; -- called also golden robin.

Baluster (n.) A small column or pilaster, used as a support to the rail of an open parapet, to guard the side of a staircase, or the front of a gallery. See Balustrade.

Balustered (a.) Having balusters.

Balustrade (n.) A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.

Bam (n.) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

Bam (v. t.) To cheat; to wheedle.

Bambino (n.) A child or baby; esp., a representation in art of the infant Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Bambino (n.) Babe Ruth.

Bambocciade (n.) A representation of a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.

Bamboo (n.) A plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries.

Bamboo (v. t.) To flog with the bamboo.

Bamboozled (imp. & p. p.) of Bamboozle

Bamboozling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bamboozle

Bamboozle (v. t.) To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug.

Bamboozler (n.) A swindler; one who deceives by trickery.

Ban (n.) A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.

Ban (n.) A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.

Ban (n.) Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).

Ban (n.) An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.

Ban (n.) A curse or anathema.

Ban (n.) A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.

Banned (imp. & p. p.) of Ban

Banning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ban

Ban (v. t.) To curse; to invoke evil upon.

Ban (v. t.) To forbid; to interdict.

Ban (v. i.) To curse; to swear.

Ban (n.) An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.

Banal (a.) Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.

Banalities (pl. ) of Banality

Banality (n.) Something commonplace, hackneyed, or trivial; the commonplace, in speech.

Banana (n.) A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa.

Banat (n.) The territory governed by a ban.

Banc (n.) Alt. of Bank

Bancus (n.) Alt. of Bank

Bank (n.) A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.

Banco (n.) A bank, especially that of Venice.

Band (v. t.) A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.

Band (v. t.) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.

Band (v. t.) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.

Band (v. t.) That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.

Band (v. t.) A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Band (v. t.) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.

Band (v. t.) A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.

Band (v. t.) A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.

Band (v. t.) A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.

Band (v. t.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.

Band (v. t.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.

Band (v. t.) A belt or strap.

Band (v. t.) A bond

Band (v. t.) Pledge; security.

Banded (imp. & p. p.) of Band

Banding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Band

Band (v. t.) To bind or tie with a band.

Band (v. t.) To mark with a band.

Band (v. t.) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.

Band (v. i.) To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.

Band (v. t.) To bandy; to drive away.

Band () imp. of Bind.

Bandage (n.) A fillet or strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, etc.

Bandage (n.) Something resembling a bandage; that which is bound over or round something to cover, strengthen, or compress it; a ligature.

Bandaged (imp. & p. p.) of Bandage

Bandaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bandage

Bandage (v. t.) To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes.

Bandala (n.) A fabric made in Manilla from the older leaf sheaths of the abaca (Musa textilis).

Bandanna (n.) Alt. of Bandana

Bandana (n.) A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a uniformly dyed ground, usually of red or blue, with white or yellow figures of a circular, lozenge, or other simple form.

Bandana (n.) A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark color, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.

Bandbox (n.) A light box of pasteboard or thin wood, usually cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the bands of the 17th century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc.

Bandeaux (pl. ) of Bandeau

Bandeau (n.) A narrow band or fillet; a part of a head-dress.

Bandelet (n.) Alt. of Bandlet

Bandlet (n.) A small band or fillet; any little band or flat molding, compassing a column, like a ring.

Bander (n.) One banded with others.

Banderole (n.) Alt. of Bandrol

Bandrol (n.) A little banner, flag, or streamer.

Band fish () A small red fish of the genus Cepola; the ribbon fish.

Bandicoot (n.) A species of very large rat (Mus giganteus), found in India and Ceylon. It does much injury to rice fields and gardens.

Bandicoot (n.) A ratlike marsupial animal (genus Perameles) of several species, found in Australia and Tasmania.

Banding plane () A plane used for cutting out grooves and inlaying strings and bands in straight and circular work.

Bandits (pl. ) of Bandit

Banditti (pl. ) of Bandit

Bandit (n.) An outlaw; a brigand.

Bandle (n.) An Irish measure of two feet in length.

Bandlet (n.) Same as Bandelet.

Bandmaster (n.) The conductor of a musical band.

Bandog (n.) A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up.

Bandoleer (n.) Alt. of Bandolier

Bandolier (n.) A broad leather belt formerly worn by soldiers over the right shoulder and across the breast under the left arm. Originally it was used for supporting the musket and twelve cases for charges, but later only as a cartridge belt.

Bandolier (n.) One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried.

Bandoline (n.) A glutinous pomatum for the fair.

Bandon (n.) Disposal; control; license.

Bandore (n.) A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to a guitar; a pandore.

Bandrol (n.) Same as Banderole.

Bandy (n.) A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.

Bandies (pl. ) of Bandy

Bandy (n.) A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.

Bandy (n.) The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball.

Bandied (imp. & p. p.) of Bandy

Bandying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bandy

Bandy (v. t.) To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.

Bandy (v. t.) To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.

Bandy (v. t.) To toss about, as from man to man; to agitate.

Bandy (v. i.) To content, as at some game in which each strives to drive the ball his own way.

Bandy (a.) Bent; crooked; curved laterally, esp. with the convex side outward; as, a bandy leg.

Bandy-legged (a.) Having crooked legs.

Bane (n.) That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.

Bane (n.) Destruction; death.

Bane (n.) Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.

Bane (n.) A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.

Bane (v. t.) To be the bane of; to ruin.

Baneberry (n.) A genus (Actaea) of plants, of the order Ranunculaceae, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous.

Baneful (a.) Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; injurious; noxious; pernicious.

Banewort (n.) Deadly nightshade.

Banged (imp. & p. p.) of Bang

Banging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bang

Bang (v. t.) To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly.

Bang (v. t.) To beat or thump, or to cause ( something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it.

Bang (v. i.) To make a loud noise, as if with a blow or succession of blows; as, the window blind banged and waked me; he was banging on the piano.

Bang (n.) A blow as with a club; a heavy blow.

Bang (n.) The sound produced by a sudden concussion.

Bang (v. t.) To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair).

Bang (n.) The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn.

Bang (n.) Alt. of Bangue

Bangue (n.) See Bhang.

Banging (a.) Huge; great in size.

Bangle (v. t.) To waste by little and little; to fritter away.

Bangle (n.) An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other material, worn by women in India and Africa, and in some other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet.

Banian (n.) A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer.

Banian (n.) A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.

Banian (n.) The Indian fig. See Banyan.

Banished (imp. & p. p.) of Banish

Banishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Banish

Banish (v. t.) To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power.

Banish (v. t.) To drive out, as from a home or familiar place; -- used with from and out of.

Banish (v. t.) To drive away; to compel to depart; to dispel.

Banisher (n.) One who banishes.

Banishment (n.) The act of banishing, or the state of being banished.

Banister (n.) A stringed musical instrument having a head and neck like the guitar, and its body like a tambourine. It has five strings, and is played with the fingers and hands.

Bank (n.) A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.

Bank (n.) A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.

Bank (n.) The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.

Bank (n.) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.

Bank (n.) The face of the coal at which miners are working.

Bank (n.) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.

Bank (n.) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.

Banked (imp. & p. p.) of Bank

Banking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bank

Bank (v. t.) To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.

Bank (v. t.) To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.

Bank (v. t.) To pass by the banks of.

Bank (n.) A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.

Bank (n.) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.

Bank (n.) The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at Nisi Prius, or a court held for jury trials. See Banc.

Bank (n.) A sort of table used by printers.

Bank (n.) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.

Bank (n.) An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.

Bank (n.) The building or office used for banking purposes.

Bank (n.) A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.

Bank (n.) The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses.

Bank (n.) In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.

Bank (v. t.) To deposit in a bank.

Bank (v. i.) To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.

Bank (v. i.) To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.

Bankable (a.) Receivable at a bank.

Bank bill () In America (and formerly in England), a promissory note of a bank payable to the bearer on demand, and used as currency; a bank note.

Bank bill () In England, a note, or a bill of exchange, of a bank, payable to order, and usually at some future specified time. Such bills are negotiable, but form, in the strict sense of the term, no part of the currency.

Bank book () A book kept by a depositor, in which an officer of a bank enters the debits and credits of the depositor's account with the bank.

Banker (n.) One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.

Banker (n.) A money changer.

Banker (n.) The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.

Banker (n.) A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.

Banker (n.) A ditcher; a drain digger.

Banker (n.) The stone bench on which masons cut or square their work.

Bankeress (n.) A female banker.

Banking (n.) The business of a bank or of a banker.

Bank note () A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to bearer on demand.

Bank note () Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2.

Bank note () A promissory note payable at a bank.

Bankrupt (n.) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.

Bankrupt (n.) A trader who becomes unable to pay his debts; an insolvent trader; popularly, any person who is unable to pay his debts; an insolvent person.

Bankrupt (n.) A person who, in accordance with the terms of a law relating to bankruptcy, has been judicially declared to be unable to meet his liabilities.

Bankrupt (a.) Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant.

Bankrupt (a.) Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury.

Bankrupt (a.) Relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy.

Bankrupt (a.) Destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess).

Bankrupted (imp. & p. p.) of Bankrupt

Bankrupting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bankrupt

Bankrupt (v. t.) To make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish.

Bankruptcies (pl. ) of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy (n.) The state of being actually or legally bankrupt.

Bankruptcy (n.) The act or process of becoming a bankrupt.

Bankruptcy (n.) Complete loss; -- followed by of.

Bankside (n.) The slope of a bank, especially of the bank of a steam.

Bank-sided (a.) Having sides inclining inwards, as a ship; -- opposed to wall-sided.

Bank swallow () See under 1st Bank, n.

Banlieue (n.) The territory without the walls, but within the legal limits, of a town or city.

Banner (n.) A kind of flag attached to a spear or pike by a crosspiece, and used by a chief as his standard in battle.

Banner (n.) A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place.

Banner (n.) Any flag or standard; as, the star-spangled banner.

Bannered (a.) Furnished with, or bearing, banners.

Banneret (n.) Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field under his own banner; -- commonly used as a title of rank.

Banneret (n.) A title of rank, conferred for heroic deeds, and hence, an order of knighthood; also, the person bearing such title or rank.

Banneret (n.) A civil officer in some Swiss cantons.

Banneret (n.) A small banner.

Bannerol (n.) A banderole; esp. a banner displayed at a funeral procession and set over the tomb. See Banderole.

Bannition (n.) The act of expulsion.

Bannock (n.) A kind of cake or bread, in shape flat and roundish, commonly made of oatmeal or barley meal and baked on an iron plate, or griddle; -- used in Scotland and the northern counties of England.

Banns (n. pl.) Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or other place prescribed by law, in order that any person may object, if he knows of just cause why the marriage should not take place.

Banquet (n.) A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.

Banquet (n.) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.

Banqueted (imp. & p. p.) of Banquet

Banqueting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Banquet

Banquet (v. t.) To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.

Banquet (v. i.) To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.

Banquet (v. i.) To partake of a dessert after a feast.

Banquetter (n.) One who banquets; one who feasts or makes feasts.

Banquette (n.) A raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy.

Banquette (n.) A narrow window seat; a raised shelf at the back or the top of a buffet or dresser.

Banshee (n.) Alt. of Banshie

Banshie (n.) A supernatural being supposed by the Irish and Scotch peasantry to warn a family of the speedy death of one of its members, by wailing or singing in a mournful voice under the windows of the house.

Banstickle (n.) A small fish, the three-spined stickleback.

Bantam (n.) A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java.

Bantam work () Carved and painted work in imitation of Japan ware.

Banteng (n.) The wild ox of Java (Bibos Banteng).

Bantered (imp. & p. p.) of Banter

Bantering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Banter

Banter (v. t.) To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity.

Banter (v. t.) To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like.

Banter (v. t.) To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest.

Banter (v. t.) To challenge or defy to a match.

Banter (n.) The act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good-humored raillery; pleasantry.

Banterer (n.) One who banters or rallies.

Bantingism (n.) A method of reducing corpulence by avoiding food containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or oily matter; -- so called from William Banting of London.

Bantling (n.) A young or small child; an infant. [Slightly contemptuous or depreciatory.]

Banxring (n.) An East Indian insectivorous mammal of the genus Tupaia.

Banyan (n.) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men.

Baobab (n.) A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), also naturalized in India. See Adansonia.

Baphomet (n.) An idol or symbolical figure which the Templars were accused of using in their mysterious rites.

Baptism (v. i.) The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

Baptismal (a.) Pertaining to baptism; as, baptismal vows.

Baptismally (adv.) In a baptismal manner.

Baptist (n.) One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ.

Baptist (n.) One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See Anabaptist.

Baptisteries (pl. ) of Baptistry

-tries (pl. ) of Baptistry

Baptistery (n.) Alt. of Baptistry

Baptistry (n.) In early times, a separate building, usually polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches were often changed into baptisteries when larger churches were built near.

Baptistry (n.) A part of a church containing a font and used for baptismal services.

Baptistic (a.) Of or for baptism; baptismal.

Baptistical (a.) Baptistic.

Baptizable (a.) Capable of being baptized; fit to be baptized.

Baptization (n.) Baptism.

Baptized (imp. & p. p.) of Baptize

Baptizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baptize

Baptize (v. t.) To administer the sacrament of baptism to.

Baptize (v. t.) To christen ( because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name.

Baptize (v. t.) To sanctify; to consecrate.

Baptizement (n.) The act of baptizing.

Baptizer (n.) One who baptizes.

Bar (n.) A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door.

Bar (n.) An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.

Bar (n.) Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.

Bar (n.) A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.

Bar (n.) Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.

Bar (n.) The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court.

Bar (n.) The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.

Bar (n.) The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.

Bar (n.) A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.

Bar (n.) Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.

Bar (n.) A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.

Bar (n.) An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.

Bar (n.) A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.

Bar (n.) A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures.

Bar (n.) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.

Bar (n.) The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the center of the sole.

Bar (n.) A drilling or tamping rod.

Bar (n.) A vein or dike crossing a lode.

Bar (n.) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.

Bar (n.) A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.

Barred (imp. & p. p.) of Bar

Barring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bar

Bar (n.) To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.

Bar (n.) To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery; -- sometimes with up.

Bar (n.) To except; to exclude by exception.

Bar (n.) To cross with one or more stripes or lines.

Barb (n.) Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.

Barb (n.) A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.

Barb (n.) Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.

Barb (n.) The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.

Barb (n.) A bit for a horse.

Barb (n.) One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.

Barb (n.) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.

Barb (n.) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.

Barbed (imp. & p. p.) of Barb

Barbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barb

Barb (v. t.) To shave or dress the beard of.

Barb (v. t.) To clip; to mow.

Barb (v. t.) To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.

Barb (n.) The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.

Barb (n.) A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.

Barb (n.) Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.

Barbacan (n.) See Barbican.

Barbacanage (n.) See Barbicanage.

Barbadian (a.) Of or pertaining to Barbados.

Barbadian (n.) A native of Barbados.

Barbados (n.) Alt. of Barbadoes

Barbadoes (n.) A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.

Barbara (n.) The first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives.

Barbaresque (a.) Barbaric in form or style; as, barbaresque architecture.

Barbarian (n.) A foreigner.

Barbarian (n.) A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.

Barbarian (n.) A person destitute of culture.

Barbarian (n.) A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.

Barbarian (a.) Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

Barbaic (a.) Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; -- often with reference to barbarous nations of east.

Barbaic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement.

Barbarism (n.) An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.

Barbarism (n.) A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.

Barbarism (n.) An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

Barbarities (pl. ) of Barbarity

Barbarity (n.) The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

Barbarity (n.) Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

Barbarity (n.) A barbarous or cruel act.

Barbarity (n.) Barbarism; impurity of speech.

Barbarized (imp. & p. p.) of Barbarize

Barbarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barbarize

Barbarize (v. i.) To become barbarous.

Barbarize (v. i.) To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.

Barbarize (v. t.) To make barbarous.

Barbarous (a.) Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.

Barbarous (a.) Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.

Barbarous (a.) Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.

Barbarous (a.) Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

Barbarously (adv.) In a barbarous manner.

Barbarousness (n.) The quality or state of being barbarous; barbarity; barbarism.

Barbary (n.) The countries on the north coast of Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic. Hence: A Barbary horse; a barb. [Obs.] Also, a kind of pigeon.

Barbastel (n.) A European bat (Barbastellus communis), with hairy lips.

Barbate (a.) Bearded; beset with long and weak hairs.

Barbated (a.) Having barbed points.

Barbecue (n.) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.

Barbecue (n.) A social entertainment, where many people assemble, usually in the open air, at which one or more large animals are roasted or broiled whole.

Barbecue (n.) A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried.

Barbecued (imp. & p. p.) of Barbecue

Barbecuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barbecue

Barbecue (v. t.) To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.

Barbecue (v. t.) To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.

Barbed (a.) Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See Barded ( which is the proper form.)

Barbed (a.) Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed wire.

Barbel (n.) A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fished.

Barbel (n.) A large fresh-water fish ( Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels.

Barbel (n.) Barbs or paps under the tongued of horses and cattle. See 1st Barb, 3.

Barbellate (a.) Having short, stiff hairs, often barbed at the point.

Barbellulate (a.) Barbellate with diminutive hairs or barbs.

Barber (n.) One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons.

Barbered (imp. & p. p.) of Barber

Barbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barber

Barber (v. t.) To shave and dress the beard or hair of.

Barber fish () See Surgeon fish.

Barbermonger (n.) A fop.

Barberry (n.) A shrub of the genus Berberis, common along roadsides and in neglected fields. B. vulgaris is the species best known; its oblong red berries are made into a preserve or sauce, and have been deemed efficacious in fluxes and fevers. The bark dyes a fine yellow, esp. the bark of the root.

Barbet (n.) A variety of small dog, having long curly hair.

Barbet (n.) A bird of the family Bucconidae, allied to the Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles; the puff bird. It inhabits tropical America and Africa.

Barbet (n.) A larva that feeds on aphides.

Barbette (n.) A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.

Barbican (n.) Alt. of Barbacan

Barbacan (n.) A tower or advanced work defending the entrance to a castle or city, as at a gate or bridge. It was often large and strong, having a ditch and drawbridge of its own.

Barbacan (n.) An opening in the wall of a fortress, through which missiles were discharged upon an enemy.

Barbicanage (n.) Alt. of Barbacanage

Barbacanage (n.) Money paid for the support of a barbican.

Barbicel (n.) One of the small hooklike processes on the barbules of feathers.

Barbiers (n.) A variety of paralysis, peculiar to India and the Malabar coast; -- considered by many to be the same as beriberi in chronic form.

Barbigerous (a.) Having a beard; bearded; hairy.

Barbiton (n.) An ancient Greek instrument resembling a lyre.

Barbituric acid () A white, crystalline substance, CH2(CO.NH)2.CO, derived from alloxantin, also from malonic acid and urea, and regarded as a substituted urea.

Barble (n.) See Barbel.

Barbotine (n.) A paste of clay used in decorating coarse pottery in relief.

Barbre (a.) Barbarian.

Barbule (n.) A very minute barb or beard.

Barbule (n.) One of the processes along the edges of the barbs of a feather, by which adjacent barbs interlock. See Feather.

Barcarolle (n.) A popular song or melody sung by Venetian gondoliers.

Barcarolle (n.) A piece of music composed in imitation of such a song.

Barcon (n.) A vessel for freight; -- used in Mediterranean.

Bard (n.) A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.

Bard (n.) Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.

Bard (n.) Alt. of Barde

Barde (n.) A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.]

Barde (pl.) Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.

Barde (pl.) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.

Bard (v. t.) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.

Barded (p.a.) Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse.

Barded (p.a.) Wearing rich caparisons.

Bardic (a.) Of or pertaining to bards, or their poetry.

Bardish (a.) Pertaining to, or written by, a bard or bards.

Bardism (n.) The system of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.

Bardling (n.) An inferior bard.

Bardship (n.) The state of being a bard.

Bare (a.) Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.

Bare (a.) With head uncovered; bareheaded.

Bare (a.) Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.

Bare (a.) Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.

Bare (a.) Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.

Bare (a.) Threadbare; much worn.

Bare (a.) Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.

Bare (n.) Surface; body; substance.

Bare (n.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.

Bared (imp. & p. p.) of Bare

Baring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bare

Bare (a.) To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.

Bare () Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.

Bareback (adv.) On the bare back of a horse, without using a saddle; as, to ride bareback.

Barebacked (a.) Having the back uncovered; as, a barebacked horse.

Barebone (n.) A very lean person; one whose bones show through the skin.

Barefaced (a.) With the face uncovered; not masked.

Barefaced (a.) Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious.

Barefacedly (adv.) Openly; shamelessly.

Barefacedness (n.) The quality of being barefaced; shamelessness; assurance; audaciousness.

Barefoot (a. & adv.) With the feet bare; without shoes or stockings.

Barefooted (a.) Having the feet bare.

Barege (n.) A gauzelike fabric for ladies' dresses, veils, etc. of worsted, silk and worsted, or cotton and worsted.

Barehanded (n.) Having bare hands.

Bareheaded (a. & adv.) Alt. of Barehead

Barehead (a. & adv.) Having the head uncovered; as, a bareheaded girl.

Barelegged (a.) Having the legs bare.

Barely (adv.) Without covering; nakedly.

Barely (adv.) Without concealment or disguise.

Barely (adv.) Merely; only.

Barely (adv.) But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.

Barenecked (a.) Having the neck bare.

Bareness (n.) The state of being bare.

Baresark (n.) A Berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armor, or shirt of mail. Hence, adverbially: Without shirt of mail or armor.

Barfish (n.) Same as Calico bass.

Barful (a.) Full of obstructions.

Bargain (n.) An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.

Bargain (n.) An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.

Bargain (n.) A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.

Bargain (n.) The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.

Bargain (n.) To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.

Bargained (imp. & p. p.) of Bargain

Bargaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bargain

Bargain (v. t.) To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

Bargainee (v. i.) The party to a contract who receives, or agrees to receive, the property sold.

Bargainer (n.) One who makes a bargain; -- sometimes in the sense of bargainor.

Bargainor (n.) One who makes a bargain, or contracts with another; esp., one who sells, or contracts to sell, property to another.

Barge (n.) A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.

Barge (n.) A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.

Barge (n.) A large boat used by flag officers.

Barge (n.) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.

Barge (n.) A large omnibus used for excursions.

Bargeboard (n.) A vergeboard.

Bargecourse (n.) A part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal rafters, in buildings where there is a gable.

Bargee (n.) A bargeman.

Bargeman (n.) The man who manages a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

Bargemastter (n.) The proprietor or manager of a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

Barger (n.) The manager of a barge.

Barghest (n.) A goblin, in the shape of a large dog, portending misfortune.

Baria (n.) Baryta.

Baric (a.) Of or pertaining to barium; as, baric oxide.

Baric (a.) Of or pertaining to weight, esp. to the weight or pressure of the atmosphere as measured by the barometer.

Barilla (n.) A name given to several species of Salsola from which soda is made, by burning the barilla in heaps and lixiviating the ashes.

Barilla (n.) The alkali produced from the plant, being an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching purposes.

Barilla (n.) Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore plant, or kelp.

Barillet (n.) A little cask, or something resembling one.

Bar iron () See under Iron.

Barite (n.) Native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colorless, white to yellow crystals (generally tabular), also in granular form, and in compact massive forms resembling marble. It has a high specific gravity, and hence is often called heavy spar. It is a common mineral in metallic veins.

Baritone (a. & n.) See Barytone.

Barium (n.) One of the elements, belonging to the alkaline earth group; a metal having a silver-white color, and melting at a very high temperature. It is difficult to obtain the pure metal, from the facility with which it becomes oxidized in the air. Atomic weight, 137. Symbol, Ba. Its oxide called baryta.

Bard (n.) The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.

Bard (n.) Specifically, Peruvian bark.

Barked (imp. & p. p.) of Bark

Barking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bark

Bark (v. t.) To strip the bark from; to peel.

Bark (v. t.) To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.

Bark (v. t.) To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.

Bark (v. t.) To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.

Bark (v. i.) To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs.

Bark (v. i.) To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.

Bark (n.) The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.

Bark (n.) Alt. of Barque

Barque (n.) Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.

Barque (n.) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.

Barkantine (n.) Same as Barkentine.

Bark beetle () A small beetle of many species (family Scolytidae), which in the larval state bores under or in the bark of trees, often doing great damage.

Barkbound (a.) Prevented from growing, by having the bark too firm or close.

Barkeeper (n.) One who keeps or tends a bar for the sale of liquors.

Barken (a.) Made of bark.

Barkentine (n.) A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged. [Spelled also barquentine, barkantine, etc.] See Illust. in Append.

Barker (n.) An animal that barks; hence, any one who clamors unreasonably.

Barker (n.) One who stands at the doors of shops to urg/ passers by to make purchases.

Barker (n.) A pistol.

Barker (n.) The spotted redshank.

Barker (n.) One who strips trees of their bark.

Barker's mill () A machine, invented in the 17th century, worked by a form of reaction wheel. The water flows into a vertical tube and gushes from apertures in hollow horizontal arms, causing the machine to revolve on its axis.

Barkery (n.) A tanhouse.

Barking irons () Instruments used in taking off the bark of trees.

Barking irons () A pair of pistols.

Barkless (a.) Destitute of bark.

Bark louse () An insect of the family Coccidae, which infests the bark of trees and vines.

Barky (a.) Covered with, or containing, bark.

Barley (n.) A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.

Barleybrake (n.) Alt. of Barleybreak

Barleybreak (n.) An ancient rural game, commonly played round stacks of barley, or other grain, in which some of the party attempt to catch others who run from a goal.

Barley-bree (n.) Liquor made from barley; strong ale.

Barleycorn (n.) A grain or "corn" of barley.

Barleycorn (n.) Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.

Barm (n.) Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast.

Barm (n.) The lap or bosom.

Barmaid (n.) A girl or woman who attends the customers of a bar, as in a tavern or beershop.

Barmaster (n.) Formerly, a local judge among miners; now, an officer of the barmote.

Barmcloth (n.) Apron.

Barmecidal (a.) Unreal; illusory.

Barmecide (n.) One who proffers some illusory advantage or benefit. Also used as an adj.: Barmecidal.

Barmote (n.) A court held in Derbyshire, in England, for deciding controversies between miners.

Balmy (a.) Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.

Barn (n.) A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.

Barn (v. t.) To lay up in a barn.

Barn (n.) A child. [Obs.] See Bairn.

Barnabite (n.) A member of a religious order, named from St. Barnabas.

Barnacle (n.) Any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile species (genus Balanus and allies), and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See Cirripedia, and Goose barnacle.

Barnacle (n.) A bernicle goose.

Barnacle (n.) An instrument for pinching a horse's nose, and thus restraining him.

Barnacle (sing.) Spectacles; -- so called from their resemblance to the barnacles used by farriers.

Barnyard (n.) A yard belonging to a barn.

Barocco (a.) See Baroque.

Barograph (n.) An instrument for recording automatically the variations of atmospheric pressure.

Baroko (n.) A form or mode of syllogism of which the first proposition is a universal affirmative, and the other two are particular negative.

Barology (n.) The science of weight or gravity.

Baromacrometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight and length of a newborn infant.

Barometer (n.) An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.

Barometric (a.) Alt. of Barometrical

Barometrical (a.) Pertaining to the barometer; made or indicated by a barometer; as, barometric changes; barometrical observations.

Barometrically (adv.) By means of a barometer, or according to barometric observations.

Barometrograph (n.) A form of barometer so constructed as to inscribe of itself upon paper a record of the variations of atmospheric pressure.

Barometry (n.) The art or process of making barometrical measurements.

Barometz (n.) The woolly-skinned rhizoma or rootstock of a fern (Dicksonia barometz), which, when specially prepared and inverted, somewhat resembles a lamb; -- called also Scythian lamb.

Baron (n.) A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.

Baron (n.) A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.

Baronage (n.) The whole body of barons or peers.

Baronage (n.) The dignity or rank of a baron.

Baronage (n.) The land which gives title to a baron.

Baroness (n.) A baron's wife; also, a lady who holds the baronial title in her own right; as, the Baroness Burdett-Coutts.

Baronet (n.) A dignity or degree of honor next below a baron and above a knight, having precedency of all orders of knights except those of the Garter. It is the lowest degree of honor that is hereditary. The baronets are commoners.

Baronetage (n.) State or rank of a baronet.

Baronetage (n.) The collective body of baronets.

Baronetcy (n.) The rank or patent of a baronet.

Baronial (a.) Pertaining to a baron or a barony.

Baronies (pl. ) of Barony

Barony (n.) The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or rank of a baron.

Barony (n.) In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and supposed to have been originally the district of a native chief. There are 252 of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It may be held by a commoner.

Baroque (a.) In bad taste; grotesque; odd.

Baroscope (n.) Any instrument showing the changes in the weight of the atmosphere; also, less appropriately, any instrument that indicates -or foreshadows changes of the weather, as a deep vial of liquid holding in suspension some substance which rises and falls with atmospheric changes.

Baroscopic (a.) Alt. of Baroscopical

Baroscopical (a.) Pertaining to, or determined by, the baroscope.

Barouche (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, with a falling top, a seat on the outside for the driver, and two double seats on the inside arranged so that the sitters on the front seat face those on the back seat.

Barouchet (n.) A kind of light barouche.

Barpost (n.) A post sunk in the ground to receive the bars closing a passage into a field.

Barque (n.) Same as 3d Bark, n.

Barracan (n.) A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant.

Barrack (n.) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.

Barrack (n.) A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.

Barrack (v. t.) To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.

Barrack (v. i.) To live or lodge in barracks.

Barraclade (n.) A home-made woolen blanket without nap.

Barracoon (n.) A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves are quartered temporarily.

Barracuda (n.) Alt. of Barracouata

Barracouata (n.) A voracious pikelike, marine fish, of the genus Sphyraena, sometimes used as food.

Barracouata (n.) A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia and New Zealand (Thyrsites atun).

Barrage (n.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile.

Barranca (n.) A ravine caused by heavy rains or a watercourse.

Barras (n.) A resin, called also galipot.

Barrator (v. i.) One guilty of barratry.

Barratrous (/) Tainter with, or constituting, barratry.

Barratry (n.) The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels.

Barratry (n.) A fraudulent breach of duty or willful act of known illegality on the part of a master of a ship, in his character of master, or of the mariners, to the injury of the owner of the ship or cargo, and without his consent. It includes every breach of trust committed with dishonest purpose, as by running away with the ship, sinking or deserting her, etc., or by embezzling the cargo.

Barratry (n.) The crime of a judge who is influenced by bribery in pronouncing judgment.

Barred owl () A large American owl (Syrnium nebulosum); -- so called from the transverse bars of a dark brown color on the breast.

Barrel (n.) A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads.

Barrel (n.) The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31/ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds.

Barrel (n.) A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.

Barrel (n.) A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.

Barrel (n.) A jar.

Barrel (n.) The hollow basal part of a feather.

Barreled (imp. & p. p.) of Barrel

Barrelled () of Barrel

Barreling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barrel

Barrelling () of Barrel

Barrel (v. t.) To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.

Barreled (a.) Alt. of Barrelled

Barrelled (a.) Having a barrel; -- used in composition; as, a double-barreled gun.

Barren (a.) Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals.

Barren (a.) Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.

Barren (a.) Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.

Barren (a.) Mentally dull; stupid.

Barren (n.) A tract of barren land.

Barren (n.) Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.

Barrenly (adv.) Unfruitfully; unproductively.

Barrenness (n.) The condition of being barren; sterility; unproductiveness.

Barrenwort (n.) An herbaceous plant of the Barberry family (Epimedium alpinum), having leaves that are bitter and said to be sudorific.

Barret (n.) A kind of cap formerly worn by soldiers; -- called also barret cap. Also, the flat cap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics.

Barricade (n.) A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access.

Barricade (n.) Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense.

Barricaded (imp. & p. p.) of Barricade

Barricading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barricade

Barricade (n.) To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris.

Barricader (n.) One who constructs barricades.

Barricado (n. & v. t.) See Barricade.

Barrier (n.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy.

Barrier (n.) A fortress or fortified town, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach.

Barrier (n.) A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a crowd.

Barrier (n.) An any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack.

Barrier (n.) Any limit or boundary; a line of separation.

Barrigudo (n.) A large, dark-colored, South American monkey, of the genus Lagothrix, having a long prehensile tail.

Barringout (n.) The act of closing the doors of a schoolroom against a schoolmaster; -- a boyish mode of rebellion in schools.

Barrister (n.) Counselor at law; a counsel admitted to plead at the bar, and undertake the public trial of causes, as distinguished from an attorney or solicitor. See Attorney.

Barroom (n.) A room containing a bar or counter at which liquors are sold.

Barrow (n.) A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow.

Barrow (n.) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.

Barrow (n.) A hog, esp. a male hog castrated.

Barrow (n.) A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus.

Barrow (n.) A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.

Barrowist (n.) A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the founders of Independency or Congregationalism in England. Barrowe was executed for nonconformity in 1953.

Barrulet (n.) A diminutive of the bar, having one fourth its width.

Barruly (a.) Traversed by barrulets or small bars; -- said of the field.

Barry (a.) Divided into bars; -- said of the field.

Barse (n.) The common perch. See 1st Bass.

Bartender (n.) A barkeeper.

Bartered (imp. & p. p.) of Barter

Bartering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barter

Barter (v. i.) To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.

Barter (v. t.) To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; -- sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.

Barter (n.) The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.

Barter (n.) The thing given in exchange.

Barterer (n.) One who barters.

Bartery (n.) Barter.

Barth (n.) A place of shelter for cattle.

Bartholomew tide () Time of the festival of St. Bartholomew, August 24th.

Bartizan (n.) A small, overhanging structure for lookout or defense, usually projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance gateway.

Bartlett (n.) A Bartlett pear, a favorite kind of pear, which originated in England about 1770, and was called Williams' Bonchretien. It was brought to America, and distributed by Mr. Enoch Bartlett, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Barton (n.) The demesne lands of a manor; also, the manor itself.

Barton (n.) A farmyard.

Bartram (n.) See Bertram.

Barway (n.) A passage into a field or yard, closed by bars made to take out of the posts.

Barwise (adv.) Horizontally.

Barwood (n.) A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gaboon in Africa. It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work.

Barycentric (a.) Of or pertaining to the center of gravity. See Barycentric calculus, under Calculus.

Baryphony (n.) Difficulty of speech.

Baryta (n.) An oxide of barium (or barytum); a heavy earth with a specific gravity above 4.

Barytes (n.) Barium sulphate, generally called heavy spar or barite. See Barite.

Barytic (a.) Of or pertaining to baryta.

Baryto-calcite (n.) A mineral of a white or gray color, occurring massive or crystallized. It is a compound of the carbonates of barium and calcium.

Barytone (a.) Alt. of Baritone

Baritone (a.) Grave and deep, as a kind of male voice.

Baritone (a.) Not marked with an accent on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.

Barytone (n.) Alt. of Baritone

Baritone (n.) A male voice, the compass of which partakes of the common bass and the tenor, but which does not descend as low as the one, nor rise as high as the other.

Baritone (n.) A person having a voice of such range.

Baritone (n.) The viola di gamba, now entirely disused.

Baritone (n.) A word which has no accent marked on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.

Barytum (n.) The metal barium. See Barium.

Basal (a.) Relating to, or forming, the base.

Basal-nerved (a.) Having the nerves radiating from the base; -- said of leaves.

Basalt (n.) A rock of igneous origin, consisting of augite and triclinic feldspar, with grains of magnetic or titanic iron, and also bottle-green particles of olivine frequently disseminated.

Basalt (n.) An imitation, in pottery, of natural basalt; a kind of black porcelain.

Basaltic (a.) Pertaining to basalt; formed of, or containing, basalt; as basaltic lava.

Basaltiform (a.) In the form of basalt; columnar.

Basaltoid (a.) Formed like basalt; basaltiform.

Basan (n.) Same as Basil, a sheepskin.

Basanite (n.) Lydian stone, or black jasper, a variety of siliceous or flinty slate, of a grayish or bluish black color. It is employed to test the purity of gold, the amount of alloy being indicated by the color left on the stone when rubbed by the metal.

Basbleu (n.) A bluestocking; a literary woman.

Bascinet (n.) A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor.

Bascule (n.) In mechanics an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls.

Base (a.) Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.

Base (a.) Low in place or position.

Base (a.) Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.

Base (a.) Illegitimate by birth; bastard.

Base (a.) Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.

Base (a.) Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.

Base (a.) Morally low. Hence: Low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.

Base (a.) Not classical or correct.

Base (a.) Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.

Base (a.) Not held by honorable service; as, a base estate, one held by services not honorable; held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant, a base tenant.

Base (n.) The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.

Base (n.) Fig.: The fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.

Base (n.) The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.

Base (n.) The lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.

Base (n.) That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it is attached to its support.

Base (n.) The positive, or non-acid component of a salt; a substance which, combined with an acid, neutralizes the latter and forms a salt; -- applied also to the hydroxides of the positive elements or radicals, and to certain organic bodies resembling them in their property of forming salts with acids.

Base (n.) The chief ingredient in a compound.

Base (n.) A substance used as a mordant.

Base (n.) The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angles of two adjacent bastions.

Base (n.) The line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.

Base (n.) The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.

Base (n.) A low, or deep, sound. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.

Base (n.) A place or tract of country, protected by fortifications, or by natural advantages, from which the operations of an army proceed, forward movements are made, supplies are furnished, etc.

Base (n.) The smallest kind of cannon.

Base (n.) That part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.

Base (n.) The basal plane of a crystal.

Base (n.) The ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline.

Base (n.) The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.

Base (n.) The housing of a horse.

Base (n.) A kind of skirt ( often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armor) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.

Base (n.) The lower part of a robe or petticoat.

Base (n.) An apron.

Base (n.) The point or line from which a start is made; a starting place or a goal in various games.

Base (n.) A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.

Base (n.) A rustic play; -- called also prisoner's base, prison base, or bars.

Base (n.) Any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.

Based (imp. & p. p.) of Base

Basing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Base

Base (n.) To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon.

Base (a.) To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.

Base (a.) To reduce the value of; to debase.

Baseball (n.) A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.

Baseball (n.) The ball used in this game.

Baseboard (n.) A board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; -- also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard.

Baseborn (a.) Born out of wedlock.

Baseborn (a.) Born of low parentage.

Baseborn (a.) Vile; mean.

Base-burner (n.) A furnace or stove in which the fuel is contained in a hopper or chamber, and is fed to the fire as the lower stratum is consumed.

Base-court (n.) The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large house; the outer court of a castle.

Base-court (n.) An inferior court of law, not of record.

Based (a.) Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based.

Based (n.) Wearing, or protected by, bases.

Basedow's disease () A disease characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland, prominence of the eyeballs, and inordinate action of the heart; -- called also exophthalmic goiter.

Baselard (n.) A short sword or dagger, worn in the fifteenth century.

Baseless (a.) Without a base; having no foundation or support.

Basely (adv.) In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully.

Basely (adv.) Illegitimately; in bastardy.

Basement (a.) The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

Baseness (n.) The quality or condition of being base; degradation; vileness.

Basenet (n.) See Bascinet.

Base viol () See Bass viol.

Bash (v. t. & i.) To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.

Bashaw (n.) A Turkish title of honor, now written pasha. See Pasha.

Bashaw (n.) Fig.: A magnate or grandee.

Bashaw (n.) A very large siluroid fish (Leptops olivaris) of the Mississippi valley; -- also called goujon, mud cat, and yellow cat.

Bashful (a.) Abashed; daunted; dismayed.

Bashful (a.) Very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice; indicating extreme or excessive modesty; shy; as, a bashful person, action, expression.

Bashfully (adv.) In a bashful manner.

Bashfulness (n.) The quality of being bashful.

Bashi-bazouk (n.) A soldier belonging to the irregular troops of the Turkish army.

Bashless (a.) Shameless; unblushing.

Bashyle (n.) See Basyle.

Basi- () A combining form, especially in anatomical and botanical words, to indicate the base or position at or near a base; forming a base; as, basibranchials, the most ventral of the cartilages or bones of the branchial arches; basicranial, situated at the base of the cranium; basifacial, basitemporal, etc.

Basic (a.) Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.

Basic (a.) Having the base in excess, or the amount of the base atomically greater than that of the acid, or exceeding in proportion that of the related neutral salt.

Basic (a.) Apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper.

Basic (a.) Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.

Basicerite (n.) The second joint of the antennae of crustaceans.

Basicity (n.) The quality or state of being a base.

Basicity (n.) The power of an acid to unite with one or more atoms or equivalents of a base, as indicated by the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms contained in the acid.

Basidiospore (n.) A spore borne by a basidium.

Basidium (n.) A special oblong or pyriform cell, with slender branches, which bears the spores in that division of fungi called Basidiomycetes, of which the common mushroom is an example.

Basifier (n.) That which converts into a salifiable base.

Basifugal (n.) Tending or proceeding away from the base; as, a basifugal growth.

Basify (v. t.) To convert into a salifiable base.

Basigynium (n.) The pedicel on which the ovary of certain flowers, as the passion flower, is seated; a carpophore or thecaphore.

Basihyal (a.) Noting two small bones, forming the body of the inverted hyoid arch.

Basihyoid (n.) The central tongue bone.

Basil (n.) The slope or angle to which the cutting edge of a tool, as a plane, is ground.

Basiled (imp. & p. p.) of Basil

Basiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Basil

Basil (v. t.) To grind or form the edge of to an angle.

Basil (n.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil (Ocymum basilicum), and the bush basil, or lesser basil (O. minimum), the leaves of which are used in cookery. The name is also given to several kinds of mountain mint (Pycnanthemum).

Basil (n.) The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.

Basilar (n.) Alt. of Basilary

Basilary (n.) Relating to, or situated at, the base.

Basilary (n.) Lower; inferior; applied to impulses or springs of action.

Basilic (n.) Basilica.

Basilic (a.) Alt. of Basilical

Basilical (a.) Royal; kingly; also, basilican.

Basilical (a.) Pertaining to certain parts, anciently supposed to have a specially important function in the animal economy, as the middle vein of the right arm.

Basilicas (pl. ) of Basilica

Basilic/ (pl. ) of Basilica

Basilica (n.) Originally, the place of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose.

Basilica (n.) A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached.

Basilica (n.) A church building of the earlier centuries of Christianity, the plan of which was taken from the basilica of the Romans. The name is still applied to some churches by way of honorary distinction.

Basilica (n.) A digest of the laws of Justinian, translated from the original Latin into Greek, by order of Basil I., in the ninth century.

Basilican (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, a basilica; basilical.

Basilicok (n.) The basilisk.

Basilicon (n.) An ointment composed of wax, pitch, resin, and olive oil, lard, or other fatty substance.

Basilisk (n.) A fabulous serpent, or dragon. The ancients alleged that its hissing would drive away all other serpents, and that its breath, and even its look, was fatal. See Cockatrice.

Basilisk (n.) A lizard of the genus Basiliscus, belonging to the family Iguanidae.

Basilisk (n.) A large piece of ordnance, so called from its supposed resemblance to the serpent of that name, or from its size.

Basin (n.) A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.

Basin (n.) The quantity contained in a basin.

Basin (n.) A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.

Basin (n.) A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.

Basin (n.) A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.

Basin (n.) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.

Basin (n.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

Basined (a.) Inclosed in a basin.

Basinet (n.) Same as Bascinet.

Basioccipital (a.) Of or pertaining to the bone in the base of the cranium, frequently forming a part of the occipital in the adult, but usually distinct in the young.

Basioccipital (n.) The basioccipital bone.

Basion (n.) The middle of the anterior margin of the great foramen of the skull.

Basipodite (n.) The basal joint of the legs of Crustacea.

Basipterygium (n.) A bar of cartilage at the base of the embryonic fins of some fishes. It develops into the metapterygium.

Basipterygoid (a. & n.) Applied to a protuberance of the base of the sphenoid bone.

Bases (pl. ) of Basis

Basis (n.) The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.

Basis (n.) The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.

Basis (n.) The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.

Basis (n.) The principal component part of a thing.

Basisolute (a.) Prolonged at the base, as certain leaves.

Basisphenoid (a.) Alt. of Basisphenoidal

Basisphenoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to that part of the base of the cranium between the basioccipital and the presphenoid, which usually ossifies separately in the embryo or in the young, and becomes a part of the sphenoid in the adult.

Basisphenoid (n.) The basisphenoid bone.

Basked (imp. & p. p.) of Bask

Basking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bask

Bask (v. t.) To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat.

Bask (v. t.) To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.

Basket (n.) A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.

Basket (n.) The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches.

Basket (n.) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.

Basket (n.) The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach.

Basket (v. t.) To put into a basket.

Basketfuls (pl. ) of Basketful

Basketful (n.) As much as a basket will contain.

Basketry (n.) The art of making baskets; also, baskets, taken collectively.

Basking shark () One of the largest species of sharks (Cetorhinus maximus), so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the liver shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe and America, and grows to a length of more than forty feet. It is a harmless species.

Basnet (n.) Same as Bascinet.

Basommatophora (n. pl.) A group of Pulmonifera having the eyes at the base of the tentacles, including the common pond snails.

Bason (n.) A basin.

Basque (a.) Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language.

Basque (n.) One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.

Basque (n.) The language spoken by the Basque people.

Basque (n.) A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques.

Basquish (a.) Pertaining to the country, people, or language of Biscay; Basque

Bas-relief (n.) Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bassrelief and basso-rilievo. See Alto-rilievo.

Bass (pl. ) of Bass

Basses (pl. ) of Bass

Bass (n.) An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species.

Bass (n.) The two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus Micropterus). See Black bass.

Bass (n.) Species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass.

Bass (n.) The southern, red, or channel bass (Sciaena ocellata). See Redfish.

Bass (n.) The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast.

Bass (n.) A hassock or thick mat.

Bass (a.) A bass, or deep, sound or tone.

Bass (a.) The lowest part in a musical composition.

Bass (a.) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass.

Bass (a.) Deep or grave in tone.

Bass (v. t.) To sound in a deep tone.

Bassa (n.) Alt. of Bassaw

Bassaw (n.) See Bashaw.

Bass drum () The largest of the different kinds of drums, having two heads, and emitting a deep, grave sound. See Bass, a.

Basset (n.) A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.

Basset (a.) Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata.

Basset (n.) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.

Basseted (imp. & p. p.) of Basset

Basseting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Basset

Basset (v. i.) To inclined upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets.

Basset horn (a.) An instrument blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of much greater compass, embracing nearly four octaves.

Basset hound () A small kind of hound with a long body and short legs, used as an earth dog.

Basseting (n.) The upward direction of a vein in a mine; the emergence of a stratum at the surface.

Bassetto (n.) A tenor or small bass viol.

Bass horn () A modification of the bassoon, much deeper in tone.

Bassinet (n.) A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.

Bassinet (n.) See Bascinet.

Basso (a.) The bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso.

Basso (a.) One who sings the lowest part.

Basso (a.) The double bass, or contrabasso.

Bassock (n.) A hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.

Bassoon (n.) A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc.

Bassoonist (n.) A performer on the bassoon.

Basso-rilievo (n.) Alt. of Basso-relievo

Basso-relievo (n.) Same as Bas-relief.

Bassorin (n.) A constituent part of a species of gum from Bassora, as also of gum tragacanth and some gum resins. It is one of the amyloses.

Bass-relief (n.) Some as Bas-relief.

Bass viol () A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing bass. See 3d Bass, n., and Violoncello.

Basswood (n.) The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree.

Bast (n.) The inner fibrous bark of various plants; esp. of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom.

Bast (n.) A thick mat or hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.

Basta (interj.) Enough; stop.

Bastard (n.) A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.

Bastard (n.) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that / already had several boilings.

Bastard (n.) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.

Bastard (n.) A sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor.

Bastard (n.) A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.

Bastard (a.) Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.

Bastard (n.) Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.

Bastard (n.) Of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.

Bastard (n.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.

Bastard (v. t.) To bastardize.

Bastardism (n.) The state of being a bastard; bastardy.

Bastardized (imp. & p. p.) of Bastardize

Bastardizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bastardize

Bastardize (v. t.) To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.

Bastardize (v. t.) To beget out of wedlock.

Bastardly (a.) Bastardlike; baseborn; spurious; corrupt.

Bastardly (adv.) In the manner of a bastard; spuriously.

Bastardy (n.) The state of being a bastard; illegitimacy.

Bastardy (n.) The procreation of a bastard child.

Basted (imp. & p. p.) of Baste

Basting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baste

Baste (v. t.) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.

Baste (v. t.) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.

Baste (v. t.) To mark with tar, as sheep.

Baste (v. t.) To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.

Bastile Bastille (n.) A tower or an elevated work, used for the defense, or in the siege, of a fortified place.

Bastile Bastille (n.) "The Bastille", formerly a castle or fortress in Paris, used as a prison, especially for political offenders; hence, a rhetorical name for a prison.

Bastinade (n.) See Bastinado, n.

Bastinade (v. t.) To bastinado.

Bastinadoes (pl. ) of Bastinado

Bastinado (n.) A blow with a stick or cudgel.

Bastinado (n.) A sound beating with a stick or cudgel. Specifically: A form of punishment among the Turks, Chinese, and others, consisting in beating an offender on the soles of his feet.

Bastinadoes (imp. & p. p.) of Bastinado

Bastinadoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bastinado

Bastinado (v. t.) To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.

Bastion (n.) A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin.

Bastioned (a.) Furnished with a bastion; having bastions.

Basto (n.) The ace of clubs in quadrille and omber.

Baston (n.) A staff or cudgel.

Baston (n.) See Baton.

Baston (n.) An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king's court to take into custody persons committed by the court.

Basyle (n.) A positive or nonacid constituent of compound, either elementary, or, if compound, performing the functions of an element.

Basylous (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, a basyle; electro-positive; basic; -- opposed to chlorous.

Bat (n.) A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.

Bat (n.) Shale or bituminous shale.

Bat (n.) A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.

Bat (n.) A part of a brick with one whole end.

Batted (imp. & p. p.) of Bat

Batting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bat

Bat (v. t.) To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.

Bat (v. i.) To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.

Bat (n.) One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and Vampire.

Batable (a.) Disputable.

Batailled (a.) Embattled.

Batardeau (n.) A cofferdam.

Batardeau (n.) A wall built across the ditch of a fortification, with a sluice gate to regulate the height of water in the ditch on both sides of the wall.

Batatas (n.) Alt. of Batata

Batata (n.) An aboriginal American name for the sweet potato (Ipomaea batatas).

Batavian (a.) Of or pertaining to (a) the Batavi, an ancient Germanic tribe; or to (b) /atavia or Holland; as, a Batavian legion.

Batavian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Batavia or Holland.

Batch (v. t.) The quantity of bread baked at one time.

Batch (v. t.) A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business.

Bate (n.) Strife; contention.

Bated (imp. & p. p.) of Bate

Bating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bate

Bate (v. t.) To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.

Bate (v. t.) To allow by way of abatement or deduction.

Bate (v. t.) To leave out; to except.

Bate (v. t.) To remove.

Bate (v. t.) To deprive of.

Bate (v. i.) To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.

Bate (v. i.) To waste away.

Bate (v. t.) To attack; to bait.

Bate () imp. of Bite.

Bate (v. i.) To flutter as a hawk; to bait.

Bate (n.) See 2d Bath.

Bate (n.) An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.

Bate (v. t.) To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.

Bateaux (pl. ) of Bateau

Bateau (n.) A boat; esp. a flat-bottomed, clumsy boat used on the Canadian lakes and rivers.

Bated (a.) Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.

Bateful (a.) Exciting contention; contentious.

Bateless (a.) Not to be abated.

Batement (n.) Abatement; diminution.

Batfish (n.) A name given to several species of fishes: (a) The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast. (b) The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella). (c) The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)

Batfowler (n.) One who practices or finds sport in batfowling.

Batfowling (n.) A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost. The birds, flying to the light, are caught with nets or otherwise.

Batful (v. i.) Rich; fertile.

Baths (pl. ) of Bath

Bath (n.) The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of cleanliness, comfort, health, etc., to water, vapor, hot air, or the like; as, a cold or a hot bath; a medicated bath; a steam bath; a hip bath.

Bath (n.) Water or other liquid for bathing.

Bath (n.) A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water.

Bath (n.) A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing.

Bath (n.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body.

Bath (n.) A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.

Bath (n.) A Hebrew measure containing the tenth of a homer, or five gallons and three pints, as a measure for liquids; and two pecks and five quarts, as a dry measure.

Bath (n.) A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects.

Bathed (imp. & p. p.) of Bathe

Bathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bathe

Bathe (v. t.) To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.

Bathe (v. t.) To lave; to wet.

Bathe (v. t.) To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.

Bathe (v. t.) To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor.

Bathe (v. t.) To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed.

Bathe (v. i.) To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths.

Bathe (v. i.) To immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath.

Bathe (v. i.) To bask in the sun.

Bathe (n.) The immersion of the body in water; as to take one's usual bathe.

Bather (n.) One who bathes.

Bathetic (a.) Having the character of bathos.

Bathing (n.) Act of taking a bath or baths.

Bathmism (n.) See Vital force.

Bathometer (n.) An instrument for measuring depths, esp. one for taking soundings without a sounding line.

Bathorse (n.) A horse which carries an officer's baggage during a campaign.

Bathos (n.) A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing or speech; anticlimax.

Bathybius (n.) A name given by Prof. Huxley to a gelatinous substance found in mud dredged from the Atlantic and preserved in alcohol. He supposed that it was free living protoplasm, covering a large part of the ocean bed. It is now known that the substance is of chemical, not of organic, origin.

Bathymetric (a.) Alt. of Bathymetrical

Bathymetrical (a.) Pertaining to bathymetry; relating to the measurement of depths, especially of depths in the sea.

Bathymetry (n.) The art or science of sounding, or measuring depths in the sea.

Bating (prep.) With the exception of; excepting.

Batiste (n.) Originally, cambric or lawn of fine linen; now applied also to cloth of similar texture made of cotton.

Batlet (n.) A short bat for beating clothes in washing them; -- called also batler, batling staff, batting staff.

Batman (n.) A weight used in the East, varying according to the locality; in Turkey, the greater batman is about 157 pounds, the lesser only a fourth of this; at Aleppo and Smyrna, the batman is 17 pounds.

Batmen (pl. ) of Batman

Batman (n.) A man who has charge of a bathorse and his load.

Batoidei (n. pl.) The division of fishes which includes the rays and skates.

Baton (n.) A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances.

Baton (n.) An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in breadth of the bend sinister; -- called also bastard bar. See Bend sinister.

Batoon (n.) See Baton, and Baston.

Bat printing () A mode of printing on glazed ware.

Batrachia (n. pl.) The order of amphibians which includes the frogs and toads; the Anura. Sometimes the word is used in a wider sense as equivalent to Amphibia.

Batrachian (a.) Pertaining to the Batrachia.

Batrachian (n.) One of the Batrachia.

Batrachoid (a.) Froglike. Specifically: Of or pertaining to the Batrachidae, a family of marine fishes, including the toadfish. Some have poisonous dorsal spines.

Batrachomyomachy (n.) The battle between the frogs and mice; -- a Greek parody on the Iliad, of uncertain authorship.

Batrachophagous (a.) Feeding on frogs.

Batsmen (pl. ) of Batsman

Batsman (n.) The one who wields the bat in cricket, baseball, etc.

Bat's-wing (a.) Alt. of Batwing

Batwing (a.) Shaped like a bat's wing; as, a bat's-wing burner.

Batta (n.) Extra pay; esp. an extra allowance to an English officer serving in India.

Batta (n.) Rate of exchange; also, the discount on uncurrent coins.

Battable (a.) Capable of cultivation; fertile; productive; fattening.

Battailant (v. i.) Prepared for battle; combatant; warlike.

Battailant (n.) A combatant.

Battailous (n.) Arrayed for battle; fit or eager for battle; warlike.

Battalia (n.) Order of battle; disposition or arrangement of troops (brigades, regiments, battalions, etc.), or of a naval force, for action.

Battalia (n.) An army in battle array; also, the main battalia or body.

Battalion (n.) A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array.

Battalion (n.) A regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle.

Battalion (v. t.) To form into battalions.

Battel (n.) A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager.

Battel (n.) Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively.

Battel (v. i.) To be supplied with provisions from the buttery.

Battel (v. i.) To make fertile.

Battel (a.) Fertile; fruitful; productive.

Batteler (n.) Alt. of Battler

Battler (n.) A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a sizar at Cambridge.

Battened (imp. & p. p.) of Batten

Battening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Batten

Batten (v. t.) To make fat by plenteous feeding; to fatten.

Batten (v. t.) To fertilize or enrich, as land.

Batten (v. i.) To grow fat; to grow fat in ease and luxury; to glut one's self.

Batten (n .) A strip of sawed stuff, or a scantling; as, (a) pl. (Com. & Arch.) Sawed timbers about 7 by 2 1/2 inches and not less than 6 feet long. Brande & C. (b) (Naut.) A strip of wood used in fastening the edges of a tarpaulin to the deck, also around masts to prevent chafing. (c) A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a crack, etc.

Batten (v. t.) To furnish or fasten with battens.

Batten (v. t.) The movable bar of a loom, which strikes home or closes the threads of a woof.

Battening (n.) Furring done with small pieces nailed directly upon the wall.

Battered (imp. & p. p.) of Batter

Battering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Batter

Batter (v. t.) To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.

Batter (v. t.) To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.

Batter (v. t.) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.

Batter (v. t.) A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.

Batter (v. t.) Paste of clay or loam.

Batter (v. t.) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.

Batter (n.) A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.

Batter (v. i.) To slope gently backward.

Batter (n.) One who wields a bat; a batsman.

Batterer (n.) One who, or that which, batters.

Battering-ram (n.) An engine used in ancient times to beat down the walls of besieged places.

Battering-ram (n.) A blacksmith's hammer, suspended, and worked horizontally.

Battering train () A train of artillery for siege operations.

Batteries (pl. ) of Battery

Battery (v. t.) The act of battering or beating.

Battery (v. t.) The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.

Battery (v. t.) Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.

Battery (v. t.) Two or more pieces of artillery in the field.

Battery (v. t.) A company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns.

Battery (v. t.) A number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.

Battery (v. t.) An apparatus for generating voltaic electricity.

Battery (v. t.) A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.

Battery (v. t.) A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.

Battery (v. t.) The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.

Battery (v. t.) The pitcher and catcher together.

Batting (n.) The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball.

Batting (n.) Cotton in sheets, prepared for use in making quilts, etc.; as, cotton batting.

Battle (a.) Fertile. See Battel, a.

Battle (v. t.) A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

Battle (v. t.) A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.

Battle (v. t.) A division of an army; a battalion.

Battle (v. t.) The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.

Battled (imp. & p. p.) of Battle

Battling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Battle

Battle (n.) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.

Battle (v. t.) To assail in battle; to fight.

Battle-ax (n.) Alt. of Battle-axe

Battle-axe (n.) A kind of broadax formerly used as an offensive weapon.

Battled (p. p.) Embattled.

Battledoor (n.) An instrument, with a handle and a flat part covered with parchment or crossed with catgut, used to strike a shuttlecock in play; also, the play of battledoor and shuttlecock.

Battledoor (n.) A child's hornbook.

Battlement (n.) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.

Battlement (n.) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.

Battlemented (a.) Having battlements.

Battologist (n.) One who battologizes.

Battologize (v. t.) To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate.

Battology (n.) A needless repetition of words in speaking or writing.

Batton (n.) See Batten, and Baton.

Battue (v. t.) The act of beating the woods, bushes, etc., for game.

Battue (v. t.) The game itself.

Battue (v. t.) The wanton slaughter of game.

Batture (n.) An elevated river bed or sea bed.

Battuta (n.) The measuring of time by beating.

Batty (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a bat.

Batule (n.) A springboard in a circus or gymnasium; -- called also batule board.

Batzen (pl. ) of Batz

Batz (n.) A small copper coin, with a mixture of silver, formerly current in some parts of Germany and Switzerland. It was worth about four cents.

Baubee (n.) Same as Bawbee.

Bauble (n.) A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything.

Bauble (n.) The fool's club.

Baubling (a.) See Bawbling.

Baudekin (n.) The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery : -- made originally at Bagdad.

Baudrick (n.) A belt. See Baldric.

Bauk (n. & v.) Alt. of Baulk

Baulk (n. & v.) See Balk.

Baunscheidtism (n.) A form of acupuncture, followed by the rubbing of the part with a stimulating fluid.

Bauxite (n.) Alt. of Beauxite

Beauxite (n.) A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is largely used in the preparation of aluminium and alumina, and for the lining of furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.

Bavarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bavaria.

Bavarian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Bavaria.

Bavaroy (n.) A kind of cloak or surtout.

Bavian (n.) A baboon.

Bavin (n.) A fagot of brushwood, or other light combustible matter, for kindling fires; refuse of brushwood.

Bavin (n.) Impure limestone.

Bawbee (n.) A halfpenny.

Bawble (n.) A trinket. See Bauble.

Bawbling (a.) Insignificant; contemptible.

Bawcock (n.) A fine fellow; -- a term of endearment.

Bawd (n.) A person who keeps a house of prostitution, or procures women for a lewd purpose; a procurer or procuress; a lewd person; -- usually applied to a woman.

Bawd (v. i.) To procure women for lewd purposes.

Bawdily (adv.) Obscenely; lewdly.

Bawdiness (n.) Obscenity; lewdness.

Bawdrick (n.) A belt. See Baldric.

Bawdry (n.) The practice of procuring women for the gratification of lust.

Bawdry (n.) Illicit intercourse; fornication.

Bawdry (n.) Obscenity; filthy, unchaste language.

Bawdy (a.) Dirty; foul; -- said of clothes.

Bawdy (a.) Obscene; filthy; unchaste.

Bawdyhouse (n.) A house of prostitution; a house of ill fame; a brothel.

Bawhorse (n.) Same as Bathorse.

Bawled (imp. & p. p.) of Bawl

Bawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bawl

Bawl (v. i.) To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.

Bawl (v. i.) To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation.

Bawl (v. t.) To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.

Bawl (n.) A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry.

Bawler (n.) One who bawls.

Bawn (n.) An inclosure with mud or stone walls, for keeping cattle; a fortified inclosure.

Bawn (n.) A large house.

Bawrel (n.) A kind of hawk.

Bawsin (n.) Alt. of Bawson

Bawson (n.) A badger.

Bawson (n.) A large, unwieldy person.

Baxter (n.) A baker; originally, a female baker.

Bay (a.) Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.

Bay (n.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.

Bay (n.) A small body of water set off from the main body; as a compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.

Bay (n.) A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.

Bay (n.) A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.

Bay (n.) A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.

Bay (n.) A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.

Bay (n.) A berry, particularly of the laurel.

Bay (n.) The laurel tree (Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural, an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of branches of the laurel.

Bay (n.) A tract covered with bay trees.

Bayed (imp. & p. p.) of Bay

Baying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bay

Bay (v. i.) To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.

Bay (v. t.) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.

Bay (v. i.) Deep-toned, prolonged barking.

Bay (v. i.) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.

Bay (v. t.) To bathe.

Bay (n.) A bank or dam to keep back water.

Bay (v. t.) To dam, as water; -- with up or back.

Baya (n.) The East Indian weaver bird (Ploceus Philippinus).

Bayad (n.) Alt. of Bayatte

Bayatte (n.) A large, edible, siluroid fish of the Nile, of two species (Bagrina bayad and B. docmac).

Bayadere (n.) A female dancer in the East Indies.

Bay-antler (n.) The second tine of a stag's horn. See under Antler.

Bayard (a.) Properly, a bay horse, but often any horse. Commonly in the phrase blind bayard, an old blind horse.

Bayard (a.) A stupid, clownish fellow.

Bayardly (a.) Blind; stupid.

Bayberry (n.) The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis.

Bayberry (n.) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle (Pimenta acris).

Bayberry (n.) The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; -- called also candleberry tree.

Baybolt (n.) A bolt with a barbed shank.

Bayed (a.) Having a bay or bays.

Bay ice () See under Ice.

Bay leaf () See under 3d Bay.

Bayonet (n.) A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offense and defense.

Bayonet (n.) A pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery.

Bayoneted (imp. & p. p.) of Bayonet

Bayoneting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bayonet

Bayonet (v. t.) To stab with a bayonet.

Bayonet (v. t.) To compel or drive by the bayonet.

Bayous (pl. ) of Bayou

Bayou (n.) An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind.

Bay rum () A fragrant liquid, used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.

Bays (n.) Alt. of Bayze

Bayze (n.) See Baize.

Bay salt () Salt which has been obtained from sea water, by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun; the large crystalline salt of commerce.

Bay tree () A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).

Bay window () A window forming a bay or recess in a room, and projecting outward from the wall, either in a rectangular, polygonal, or semicircular form; -- often corruptly called a bow window.

Bay yarn () Woolen yarn.

Bazaar (n.) Alt. of Bazar

Bazar (n.) In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale.

Bazar (n.) A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair.

Bazar (n.) A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable objects.

Caaba (n.) The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray.

Caas (n. sing. & pl.) Case.

Cab (n.) A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle.

Cab (n.) The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station.

Cab (n.) A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints.

Cabal (n.) Tradition; occult doctrine. See Cabala

Cabal (n.) A secret.

Cabal (n.) A number of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in church or state by intrigue; a secret association composed of a few designing persons; a junto.

Cabal (n.) The secret artifices or machinations of a few persons united in a close design; intrigue.

Caballed (imp. & p. p.) of Cabal

Caballing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabal

Cabal (v. i.) To unite in a small party to promote private views and interests by intrigue; to intrigue; to plot.

Cabala (n.) A kind of occult theosophy or traditional interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain mediaeval Christians, which treats of the nature of god and the mystery of human existence. It assumes that every letter, word, number, and accent of Scripture contains a hidden sense; and it teaches the methods of interpretation for ascertaining these occult meanings. The cabalists pretend even to foretell events by this means.

Cabala (n.) Secret science in general; mystic art; mystery.

Cabalism (n.) The secret science of the cabalists.

Cabalism (n.) A superstitious devotion to the mysteries of the religion which one professes.

Cabalist (n.) One versed in the cabala, or the mysteries of Jewish traditions.

Cabalistic (a.) Alt. of Cabalistical

Cabalistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the cabala; containing or conveying an occult meaning; mystic.

Cabalistically (adv.) In a cabalistic manner.

Cabalize (v. i.) To use cabalistic language.

Caballer (n.) One who cabals.

Caballine (a.) Of or pertaining to a horse.

Caballine (n.) Caballine aloes.

Cabaret (n.) A tavern; a house where liquors are retailed.

Cabaret (n.) a type of restaurant where liquor and dinner is served, and entertainment is provided, as by musicians, dancers, or comedians, and providing space for dancing by the patrons; -- similar to a nightclub. The term cabaret is often used in the names of such an establishment.

Cabaret (n.) the type of entertainment provided in a cabaret{2}.

Cabas (n.) A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.; hence, a lady's flat workbasket, reticule, or hand bag; -- often written caba.

Cabassou (n.) A species of armadillo of the genus Xenurus (X. unicinctus and X. hispidus); the tatouay.

Cabbage (n.) An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.

Cabbage (n.) The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.

Cabbage (n.) The cabbage palmetto. See below.

Cabbage (v. i.) To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.

Cabbaged (imp. & p. p) of Cabbage

Cabbaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabbage

Cabbage (v. i.) To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.

Cabbage (n.) Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.

Cabbler (n.) One who works at cabbling.

Cabbling (n.) The process of breaking up the flat masses into which wrought iron is first hammered, in order that the pieces may be reheated and wrought into bar iron.

Cabeca (n.) Alt. of Cabesse

Cabesse (n.) The finest kind of silk received from India.

Caber (n.) A pole or beam used in Scottish games for tossing as a trial of strength.

Cabezon (n.) A California fish (Hemilepidotus spinosus), allied to the sculpin.

Cabiai (n.) The capybara. See Capybara.

Cabin (n.) A cottage or small house; a hut.

Cabin (n.) A small room; an inclosed place.

Cabin (n.) A room in ship for officers or passengers.

Cabined (imp. & p. p.) of Cabin

Cabining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabin

Cabin (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.

Cabin (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cabin.

Cabinet (n.) A hut; a cottage; a small house.

Cabinet (n.) A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.

Cabinet (n.) A private room in which consultations are held.

Cabinet (n.) The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.

Cabinet (n.) A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:

Cabinet (n.) A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere.

Cabinet (n.) Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.

Cabinet (a.) Suitable for a cabinet; small.

Cabineting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabinet

Cabinet (v. i.) To inclose

Cabinetmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make cabinets or other choice articles of household furniture, as tables, bedsteads, bureaus, etc.

Cabinetmaking (n.) The art or occupation of making the finer articles of household furniture.

Cabinetwork (n.) The art or occupation of working upon wooden furniture requiring nice workmanship; also, such furniture.

Cabirean (n.) One of the Cabiri.

Cabbiri (n. pl.) Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; -- also called sons of Hephaestus (or Vulcan), as being masters of the art of working metals.

Cabirian (a.) Same as Cabiric.

Cabiric (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cabiri, or to their mystical worship.

Cable (n.) A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.

Cable (n.) A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.

Cable (n.) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding.

Cable (v. t.) To fasten with a cable.

Cable (v. t.) To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.

Cabled (imp. & p. p.) of Cable

Cabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cable

Cable (v. t. & i.) To telegraph by a submarine cable

Cabled (a.) Fastened with, or attached to, a cable or rope.

Cabled (a.) Adorned with cabling.

Cablegram (n.) A message sent by a submarine telegraphic cable.

Cablelaid (a.) Composed of three three-stranded ropes, or hawsers, twisted together to form a cable.

Cablelaid (a.) Twisted after the manner of a cable; as, a cable-laid gold chain.

Cablet (n.) A little cable less than ten inches in circumference.

Cabling (n.) The decoration of a fluted shaft of a column or of a pilaster with reeds, or rounded moldings, which seem to be laid in the hollows of the fluting. These are limited in length to about one third of the height of the shaft.

Cabmen (pl. ) of Cabman

Cabman (n.) The driver of a cab.

Cabob (n.) A small piece of mutton or other meat roasted on a skewer; -- so called in Turkey and Persia.

Cabob (n.) A leg of mutton roasted, stuffed with white herrings and sweet herbs.

Cabob (v. t.) To roast, as a cabob.

Caboched (a.) Showing the full face, but nothing of the neck; -- said of the head of a beast in armorial bearing.

Caboodle (n.) The whole collection; the entire quantity or number; -- usually in the phrase the whole caboodle.

Caboose (n.) A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.

Caboose (n.) A car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car.

Cabotage (n.) Navigation along the coast; the details of coast pilotage.

Cabree (n.) The pronghorn antelope.

Cabrerite (n.) An apple-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of nickel, cobalt, and magnesia; -- so named from the Sierra Cabrera, Spain.

Cabrilla (n.) A name applied to various species of edible fishes of the genus Serranus, and related genera, inhabiting the Meditarranean, the coast of California, etc. In California, some of them are also called rock bass and kelp salmon.

Cabriole (n.) A curvet; a leap. See Capriole.

Cabriolet (n.) A one-horse carriage with two seats and a calash top.

Cabrit (n.) Same as Cabree.

Caburn (n.) A small line made of spun yarn, to bind or worm cables, seize tackles, etc.

Cacaemia (n.) Alt. of Cachaemia

Cachaemia (n.) A degenerated or poisoned condition of the blood.

Cacaine (n.) The essential principle of cacao; -- now called theobromine.

Cacajao (n.) A South American short-tailed monkey (Pithecia (/ Brachyurus) melanocephala).

Cacao (n.) A small evergreen tree (Theobroma Cacao) of South America and the West Indies. Its fruit contains an edible pulp, inclosing seeds about the size of an almond, from which cocoa, chocolate, and broma are prepared.

Cachalot (n.) The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). It has in the top of its head a large cavity, containing an oily fluid, which, after death, concretes into a whitish crystalline substance called spermaceti. See Sperm whale.

Cache (n.) A hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry.

Cachectic (a.) Alt. of Cachectical

Cachectical (a.) Having, or pertaining to, cachexia; as, cachectic remedies; cachectical blood.

Cachepot (n.) An ornamental casing for a flowerpot, of porcelain, metal, paper, etc.

Cachet (n.) A seal, as of a letter.

Cachexia (n.) Alt. of Cachexy

Cachexy (n.) A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).

Cachinnation (n.) Loud or immoderate laughter; -- often a symptom of hysterical or maniacal affections.

Cachinnatory (a.) Consisting of, or accompanied by, immoderate laughter.

Cachiri (n.) A fermented liquor made in Cayenne from the grated root of the manioc, and resembling perry.

Cacholong (n.) An opaque or milk-white chalcedony, a variety of quartz; also, a similar variety of opal.

Cachou (n.) A silvered aromatic pill, used to correct the odor of the breath.

Cachucha (n.) An Andalusian dance in three-four time, resembling the bolero.

Cachunde (n.) A pastil or troche, composed of various aromatic and other ingredients, highly celebrated in India as an antidote, and as a stomachic and antispasmodic.

Cacique (n.) See Cazique.

Cack (v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.

Cackerel (n.) The mendole; a small worthless Mediterranean fish considered poisonous by the ancients. See Mendole.

Cackled (imp. & p. p.) of Cackle

Cackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cackle

Cackle (v. i.) To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.

Cackle (v. i.) To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.

Cackle (v. i.) To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.

Cackle (n.) The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg.

Cackle (n.) Idle talk; silly prattle.

Cackler (n.) A fowl that cackles.

Cackler (n.) One who prattles, or tells tales; a tattler.

Cackling (n.) The broken noise of a goose or a hen.

Cacochymia (n.) Alt. of Cacochymy

Cacochymy (n.) A vitiated state of the humors, or fluids, of the body, especially of the blood.

Cacochymic (a.) Alt. of Cacochymical

Cacochymical (a.) Having the fluids of the body vitiated, especially the blood.

Cacodemon (n.) An evil spirit; a devil or demon.

Cacodemon (n.) The nightmare.

Cacodoxical (a.) Heretical.

Cacodoxy (n.) Erroneous doctrine; heresy; heterodoxy.

Cacodyl (n.) Alkarsin; a colorless, poisonous, arsenical liquid, As2(CH3)4, spontaneously inflammable and possessing an intensely disagreeable odor. It is the type of a series of compounds analogous to the nitrogen compounds called hydrazines.

Cacodylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, cacodyl.

Cacoethes (n.) A bad custom or habit; an insatiable desire; as, cacoethes scribendi, "The itch for writing".

Cacoethes (n.) A bad quality or disposition in a disease; an incurable ulcer.

Cacogastric (a.) Troubled with bad digestion.

Cacographic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, cacography; badly written or spelled.

Cacography (n.) Incorrect or bad writing or spelling.

Cacolet (n.) A chair, litter, or other contrivance fitted to the back or pack saddle of a mule for carrying travelers in mountainous districts, or for the transportation of the sick and wounded of an army.

Cacology (n.) Bad speaking; bad choice or use of words.

Cacomixle (n.) Alt. of Cacomixl

Cacomixtle (n.) Alt. of Cacomixl

Cacomixl (n.) A North American carnivore (Bassaris astuta), about the size of a cat, related to the raccoons. It inhabits Mexico, Texas, and California.

Cacoon (n.) One of the seeds or large beans of a tropical vine (Entada scandens) used for making purses, scent bottles, etc.

Cacophonic (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious

Cacophonical (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious

Cacophonous (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious

Cacophonious (a.) Harsh-sounding.

Cacophonies (pl. ) of Cacophony

Cacophony (n.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.

Cacophony (n.) A combination of discordant sounds.

Cacophony (n.) An unhealthy state of the voice.

Cacotechny (n.) A corruption or corrupt state of art.

Cacoxene (n.) Alt. of Cacoxenite

Cacoxenite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of iron occurring in yellow radiated tufts. The phosphorus seriously injures it as an iron ore.

Cactaceous (a.) Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.

Cactuses (pl. ) of Cactus

Cacti (pl. ) of Cactus

Cactus (n.) Any plant of the order Cactacae, as the prickly pear and the night-blooming cereus. See Cereus. They usually have leafless stems and branches, often beset with clustered thorns, and are mostly natives of the warmer parts of America.

Cacuminal (a.) Pertaining to the top of the palate; cerebral; -- applied to certain consonants; as, cacuminal (or cerebral) letters.

Cacuminate (v. i.) To make sharp or pointed.

Cad (n.) A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards.

Cad (n.) A lowbred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow.

Cadastral (a.) Of or pertaining to landed property.

Cadastre (n.) Alt. of Cadaster

Cadaster (n.) An official statement of the quantity and value of real estate for the purpose of apportioning the taxes payable on such property.

Cadaver (n.) A dead human body; a corpse.

Cadaveric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous; as, cadaveric rigidity.

Cadaverous (a.) Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look.

Cadaverous (a.) Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body.

Cadbait (n.) See Caddice.

Caddice (n.) Alt. of Caddis

Caddis (n.) The larva of a caddice fly. These larvae generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also caddice worm, or caddis worm.

Caddis (n.) A kind of worsted lace or ribbon.

Caddish (a.) Like a cad; lowbred and presuming.

Caddow (n.) A jackdaw.

Caddies (pl. ) of Caddy

Caddy (n.) A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in.

Cade (a.) Bred by hand; domesticated; petted.

Cade (v. t.) To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame.

Cade (n.) A barrel or cask, as of fish.

Cade (n.) A species of juniper (Juniperus Oxycedrus) of Mediterranean countries.

Cadence (n.) The act or state of declining or sinking.

Cadence (n.) A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.

Cadence (n.) A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.

Cadence (n.) Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.

Cadence (n.) See Cadency.

Cadence (n.) Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.

Cadence (n.) A uniform time and place in marching.

Cadence (n.) The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord.

Cadence (n.) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.

Cadence (v. t.) To regulate by musical measure.

Cadency (n.) Descent of related families; distinction between the members of a family according to their ages.

Cadene (n.) A species of inferior carpet imported from the Levant.

Cadent (a.) Falling.

Cadenza (n.) A parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of a piece, commonly just before the final cadence.

Cader (n.) See Cadre.

Cadet (n.) The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.

Cadet (n.) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission.

Cadet (n.) A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.

Cadetship (n.) The position, rank, or commission of a cadet; as, to get a cadetship.

Cadew (n.) Alt. of Cadeworm

Cadeworm (n.) A caddice. See Caddice.

Cadged (imp. & p. p.) of Cadge

Cadging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cadge

Cadge (v. t. & i.) To carry, as a burden.

Cadge (v. t. & i.) To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.

Cadge (v. t. & i.) To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.

Cadge (n.) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

Cadger (v. t.) A packman or itinerant huckster.

Cadger (v. t.) One who gets his living by trickery or begging.

Cadger (n.) One who carries hawks on a cadge.

Cadgy (a.) Cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking; also, wanton.

Cadi (n.) An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.

Cadie (n.) Alt. of Caddie

Caddie (n.) A Scotch errand boy, porter, or messenger.

Cadilesker (n.) A chief judge in the Turkish empire, so named originally because his jurisdiction extended to the cases of soldiers, who are now tried only by their own officers.

Cadillac (n.) A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.

Cadis (n.) A kind of coarse serge.

Cadmean (a.) Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet -- /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /. These are called Cadmean letters.

Cadmia (n.) An oxide of zinc which collects on the sides of furnaces where zinc is sublimed. Formerly applied to the mineral calamine.

Cadmian (a.) See Cadmean.

Cadmic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide.

Cadmium (n.) A comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore.

Cadrans (n.) An instrument with a graduated disk by means of which the angles of gems are measured in the process of cutting and polishing.

Cadre (n.) The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.

Caducary (a.) Relating to escheat, forfeiture, or confiscation.

Caducean (a.) Of or belonging to Mercury's caduceus, or wand.

Caduceus (n.) The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.

Caducibranchiate (a.) With temporary gills: -- applied to those Amphibia in which the gills do not remain in adult life.

Caducity (n.) Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility.

Caducous () Dropping off or disappearing early, as the calyx of a poppy, or the gills of a tadpole.

Caduke (a.) Perishable; frail; transitory.

Cady (n.) See Cadie.

Caeca (n. pl.) See Caecum.

Caecal (a.) Of or pertaining to the caecum, or blind gut.

Caecal (a.) Having the form of a caecum, or bag with one opening; baglike; as, the caecal extremity of a duct.

Caecias (n.) A wind from the northeast.

Caecilian (n.) A limbless amphibian belonging to the order Caeciliae or Ophimorpha. See Ophiomorpha.

Caecums (pl. ) of Caecum

Caeca (pl. ) of Caecum

Caecum (n.) A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct.

Caecum (n.) The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small intestine; -- called also the blind gut.

Caenozoic (a.) See Cenozoic.

Caen stone () A cream-colored limestone for building, found near Caen, France.

Caesar (n.) A Roman emperor, as being the successor of Augustus Caesar. Hence, a kaiser, or emperor of Germany, or any emperor or powerful ruler. See Kaiser, Kesar.

Caesarean (a.) Alt. of Caesarian

Caesarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars; imperial.

Caesarism (n.) A system of government in which unrestricted power is exercised by a single person, to whom, as Caesar or emperor, it has been committed by the popular will; imperialism; also, advocacy or support of such a system of government.

Caesious (a.) Of the color of lavender; pale blue with a slight mixture of gray.

Caesium (n.) A rare alkaline metal found in mineral water; -- so called from the two characteristic blue lines in its spectrum. It was the first element discovered by spectrum analysis, and is the most strongly basic and electro-positive substance known. Symbol Cs. Atomic weight 132.6.

Caespitose (a.) Same as Cespitose.

Caesuras (pl. ) of Caesura

Caesurae (pl. ) of Caesura

Caesura (n.) A metrical break in a verse, occurring in the middle of a foot and commonly near the middle of the verse; a sense pause in the middle of a foot. Also, a long syllable on which the caesural accent rests, or which is used as a foot.

Caesural (a.) Of or pertaining to a caesura.

Cafe (n.) A coffeehouse; a restaurant; also, a room in a hotel or restaurant where coffee and liquors are served.

Cafenet (n.) Alt. of Cafeneh

Cafeneh (n.) A humble inn or house of rest for travelers, where coffee is sold.

Caffeic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, coffee.

Caffeine (n.) A white, bitter, crystallizable substance, obtained from coffee. It is identical with the alkaloid theine from tea leaves, and with guaranine from guarana.

Caffetannic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the tannin of coffee.

Caffila (n.) See Cafila.

Caffre (n.) See Kaffir.

Cafila (n.) Alt. of Cafileh

Cafileh (n.) A caravan of travelers; a military supply train or government caravan; a string of pack horses.

Caftan (n.) A garment worn throughout the Levant, consisting of a long gown with sleeves reaching below the hands. It is generally fastened by a belt or sash.

Caftan (v. t.) To clothe with a caftan.

Cag (n.) See Keg.

Cage (n.) A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.

Cage (n.) A place of confinement for malefactors

Cage (n.) An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.

Cage (n.) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve.

Cage (n.) A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.

Cage (n.) The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.

Cage (n.) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.

Cage (n.) The catcher's wire mask.

Caged (imp. & p. p.) of Cage

Caging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cage

Cage (v. i.) To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.

Caged (a.) Confined in, or as in, a cage; like a cage or prison.

Cageling (n.) A bird confined in a cage; esp. a young bird.

Cagit (n.) A kind of parrot, of a beautiful green color, found in the Philippine Islands.

Cagmag (n.) A tough old goose; hence, coarse, bad food of any kind.

Cagot (n.) One of a race inhabiting the valleys of the Pyrenees, who until 1793 were political and social outcasts (Christian Pariahs). They are supposed to be a remnant of the Visigoths.

Cahier (n.) A number of sheets of paper put loosely together; esp. one of the successive portions of a work printed in numbers.

Cahier (n.) A memorial of a body; a report of legislative proceedings, etc.

Cahincic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cahinca, the native name of a species of Brazilian Chiococca, perhaps C. racemosa; as, cahincic acid.

Cahoot (n.) Partnership; as, to go in cahoot with a person.

Caimacam (n.) The governor of a sanjak or district in Turkey.

Caiman (n.) See Cayman.

Cainozoic (a.) See Cenozic.

Caique (n.) A light skiff or rowboat used on the Bosporus; also, a Levantine vessel of larger size.

Ca ira () The refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.

Caird (n.) A traveling tinker; also a tramp or sturdy beggar.

Cairn (n.) A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.

Cairn (n.) A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.

Cairngormstone () A yellow or smoky brown variety of rock crystal, or crystallized quartz, found esp, in the mountain of Cairngorm, in Scotland.

Caisson (n.) A chest to hold ammunition.

Caisson (n.) A four-wheeled carriage for conveying ammunition, consisting of two parts, a body and a limber. In light field batteries there is one caisson to each piece, having two ammunition boxes on the body, and one on the limber.

Caisson (n.) A chest filled with explosive materials, to be laid in the way of an enemy and exploded on his approach.

Caisson (n.) A water-tight box, of timber or iron within which work is carried on in building foundations or structures below the water level.

Caisson (n.) A hollow floating box, usually of iron, which serves to close the entrances of docks and basins.

Caisson (n.) A structure, usually with an air chamber, placed beneath a vessel to lift or float it.

Caisson (n.) A sunk panel of ceilings or soffits.

Caitiff (a.) Captive; wretched; unfortunate.

Caitiff (a.) Base; wicked and mean; cowardly; despicable.

Caitiff (n.) A captive; a prisoner.

Caitiff (n.) A wretched or unfortunate man.

Caitiff (n.) A mean, despicable person; one whose character meanness and wickedness meet.

Cajeput (n.) See Cajuput.

Cajoled (imp. & p. p.) of Cajole

Cajoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cajole

Cajole (v. i.) To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.

Cajolement (n.) The act of cajoling; the state of being cajoled; cajolery.

Cajoler (n.) A flatterer; a wheedler.

Cajoleries (pl. ) of Cajolery

Cajolery (n.) A wheedling to delude; words used in cajoling; flattery.

Cajuput (n.) A highly stimulating volatile inflammable oil, distilled from the leaves of an East Indian tree (Melaleuca cajuputi, etc.) It is greenish in color and has a camphoraceous odor and pungent taste.

Cajuputene (n.) A colorless or greenish oil extracted from cajuput.

Cake (n.) A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.

Cake (n.) A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.

Cake (n.) A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.

Cake (n.) A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.

Cake (v. i.) To form into a cake, or mass.

Caked (imp. & p. p.) of Cake

Caking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cake

Cake (v. i.) To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.

Cake (v. i.) To cackle as a goose.

Caking coal () See Coal.

Cal (n.) Wolfram, an ore of tungsten.

Calabar (n.) A district on the west coast of Africa.

Calabarine (n.) An alkaloid resembling physostigmine and occurring with it in the calabar bean.

Calabash (n.) The common gourd (plant or fruit).

Calabash (n.) The fruit of the calabash tree.

Calabash (n.) A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.

Calaboose (n.) A prison; a jail.

Calade (n.) A slope or declivity in a manege ground down which a horse is made to gallop, to give suppleness to his haunches.

Caladium (n.) A genus of aroideous plants, of which some species are cultivated for their immense leaves (which are often curiously blotched with white and red), and others (in Polynesia) for food.

Calaite (n.) A mineral. See Turquoise.

Calamanco (n.) A glossy woolen stuff, plain, striped, or checked.

Calamander wood () A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony, and is obtained from the Diospyros quaesita. Called also Coromandel wood.

Calamar (n.) Alt. of Calamary

Calamary (n.) A cephalopod, belonging to the genus Loligo and related genera. There are many species. They have a sack of inklike fluid which they discharge from the siphon tube, when pursued or alarmed, in order to confuse their enemies. Their shell is a thin horny plate, within the flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen. In America they are called squids. See Squid.

Calambac (n.) A fragrant wood; agalloch.

Calambour (n.) A species of agalloch, or aloes wood, of a dusky or mottled color, of a light, friable texture, and less fragrant than calambac; -- used by cabinetmakers.

Calamiferous (a.) Producing reeds; reedy.

Calamine (n.) A mineral, the hydrous silicate of zinc.

Calamint (n.) A genus of perennial plants (Calamintha) of the Mint family, esp. the C. Nepeta and C. Acinos, which are called also basil thyme.

Calamist (n.) One who plays upon a reed or pipe.

Calamistrate (v. i.) To curl or friz, as the hair.

Calamistration (n.) The act or process of curling the hair.

Calamistrum (n.) A comblike structure on the metatarsus of the hind legs of certain spiders (Ciniflonidae), used to curl certain fibers in the construction of their webs.

Calamite (n.) A fossil plant of the coal formation, having the general form of plants of the modern Equiseta (the Horsetail or Scouring Rush family) but sometimes attaining the height of trees, and having the stem more or less woody within. See Acrogen, and Asterophyllite.

Calamitous (a.) Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable.

Calamitous (a.) Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy.

Calamities (pl. ) of Calamity

Calamity (n.) Any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals.

Calamity (n.) A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery.

Calami (pl. ) of Calamus

Calamus (n.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Rattan, and Dragon's blood.

Calamus (n.) A species of Acorus (A. calamus), commonly called calamus, or sweet flag. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors.

Calamus (n.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill.

Calando (a.) Gradually diminishing in rapidity and loudness.

Calash (n.) A light carriage with low wheels, having a top or hood that can be raised or lowered, seats for inside, a separate seat for the driver, and often a movable front, so that it can be used as either an open or a close carriage.

Calash (n.) In Canada, a two-wheeled, one-seated vehicle, with a calash top, and the driver's seat elevated in front.

Calash (n.) A hood or top of a carriage which can be thrown back at pleasure.

Calash (n.) A hood, formerly worn by ladies, which could be drawn forward or thrown back like the top of a carriage.

Calaverite (n.) A bronze-yellow massive mineral with metallic luster; a telluride of gold; -- first found in Calaveras County California.

Calcaneal (a.) Pertaining to the calcaneum; as, calcaneal arteries.

-neums (pl. ) of Calcaneum

-nea (pl. ) of Calcaneum

Calcaneum (n.) One of the bones of the tarsus which in man, forms the great bone of the heel; -- called also fibulare.

Calcar (n.) A kind of oven, or reverberatory furnace, used for the calcination of sand and potash, and converting them into frit.

Calcaria (pl. ) of Calcar

Calcar (n.) A hollow tube or spur at the base of a petal or corolla.

Calcar (n.) A slender bony process from the ankle joint of bats, which helps to support the posterior part of the web, in flight.

Calcar (n.) A spur, or spurlike prominence.

Calcar (n.) A curved ridge in the floor of the leteral ventricle of the brain; the calcar avis, hippocampus minor, or ergot.

Calcarate (a.) Alt. of Calcarated

Calcarated (a.) Having a spur, as the flower of the toadflax and larkspur; spurred.

Calcarated (a.) Armed with a spur.

Calcareo-argillaceous (a.) consisting of, or containing, calcareous and argillaceous earths.

Calcareo-bituminous (a.) Consisting of, or containing, lime and bitumen.

Calcareo-siliceous (a.) Consisting of, or containing calcareous and siliceous earths.

Calcareous (a.) Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.

Calcareousness (n.) Quality of being calcareous.

Calcariferous (a.) Lime-yielding; calciferous

Calcarine (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the calcar of the brain.

Calcavella (n.) A sweet wine from Portugal; -- so called from the district of Carcavelhos.

Calceated (a.) Fitted with, or wearing, shoes.

Calced (a.) Wearing shoes; calceated; -- in distintion from discalced or barefooted; as the calced Carmelites.

Calcedon (n.) A foul vein, like chalcedony, in some precious stones.

Calcedonic (a.) Alt. of Calcedonian

Calcedonian (a.) See Chalcedonic.

Calceiform (a.) Shaped like a slipper, as one petal of the lady's-slipper; calceolate.

Calceolaria (n.) A genus of showy herbaceous or shrubby plants, brought from South America; slipperwort. It has a yellow or purple flower, often spotted or striped, the shape of which suggests its name.

Calceolate (a.) Slipper-ahaped. See Calceiform.

Calces (n. pl.) See Calx.

Calcic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, calcium or lime.

Calciferous (a.) Bearing, producing, or containing calcite, or carbonate of lime.

Calcific (a.) Calciferous. Specifically: (Zool.) of or pertaining to the portion of the oviduct which forms the eggshell in birds and reptiles.

Calcification (n.) The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.

Calcified (a.) Consisting of, or containing, calcareous matter or lime salts; calcareous.

Calciform (a.) In the form of chalk or lime.

Calcified (imp. & p. p.) of Calcify

Calcifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calcify

Calcify (v. t.) To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime.

Calcify (v. i.) To become changed into a stony or calcareous condition, in which lime is a principal ingredient, as in the formation of teeth.

Calcigenous (a.) Tending to form, or to become, a calx or earthlike substance on being oxidized or burnt; as magnesium, calcium. etc.

Calcigerous (a.) Holding lime or other earthy salts; as, the calcigerous cells of the teeth.

Calcimine (n.) A white or colored wash for the ceiling or other plastering of a room, consisting of a mixture of clear glue, Paris white or zinc white, and water.

Calcimined (imp. &p. p.) of Calcimine

Calcimining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calcimine

Calcimine (v. t.) To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls.

Calciminer (n.) One who calcimines.

Calcinable (a.) That may be calcined; as, a calcinable fossil.

Calcinate (v. i.) To calcine.

Calcination (n.) The act or process of disintegrating a substance, or rendering it friable by the action of heat, esp. by the expulsion of some volatile matter, as when carbonic and acid is expelled from carbonate of calcium in the burning of limestone in order to make lime.

Calcination (n.) The act or process of reducing a metal to an oxide or metallic calx; oxidation.

Calcinatory (n.) A vessel used in calcination.

Calciden (imp. & p. p.) of Calcine

Calcining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calcine

Calcine (v. i.) To reduce to a powder, or to a friable state, by the action of heat; to expel volatile matter from by means of heat, as carbonic acid from limestone, and thus (usually) to produce disintegration; as to, calcine bones.

Calcine (v. i.) To oxidize, as a metal by the action of heat; to reduce to a metallic calx.

Calcine (v. i.) To be converted into a powder or friable substance, or into a calx, by the action of heat.

Calciner (n.) One who, or that which, calcines.

Calcispongiae (n. pl.) An order of marine sponges, containing calcareous spicules. See Porifera.

Calcite (n.) Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble. Called also calc-spar and calcareous spar.

Calcitrant (a.) Kicking. Hence: Stubborn; refractory.

Calcitrate (v. i. & i.) To kick.

Calcitration (n.) Act of kicking.

Calcium (n.) An elementary substance; a metal which combined with oxygen forms lime. It is of a pale yellow color, tenacious, and malleable. It is a member of the alkaline earth group of elements. Atomic weight 40. Symbol Ca.

Calcivorous (a.) Eroding, or eating into, limestone.

Calcographer (n.) One who practices calcography.

Calcographic (a.) Alt. of Calcographical

Calcographical (a.) Relating to, or in the style of, calcography.

Calcography (n.) The art of drawing with chalk.

Calc-sinter (n.) See under Calcite.

Calc-spar (n.) Same as Calcite.

Calc-tufa (n.) See under Calcite.

Calculable (a.) That may be calculated or ascertained by calculation.

Calculary (a.) Of or pertaining to calculi.

Calculary (n.) A congeries of little stony knots found in the pulp of the pear and other fruits.

Calculater (imp. & p. p.) of Calculate

Calculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calculate

Calculate (v. i.) To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.

Calculate (v. i.) To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.

Calculate (v. i.) To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.

Calculate (v. i.) To plan; to expect; to think.

Calculate (v. i.) To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.

Calculated (p. p. & a.) Worked out by calculation; as calculated tables for computing interest; ascertained or conjectured as a result of calculation; as, the calculated place of a planet; the calculated velocity of a cannon ball.

Calculated (p. p. & a.) Adapted by calculation, contrivance. or forethought to accomplish a purpose; as, to use arts calculated to deceive the people.

Calculated (p. p. & a.) Likely to produce a certain effect, whether intended or not; fitted; adapted; suited.

Calculating (a.) Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.

Calculating (a.) Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.

Calculating (n.) The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.

Calculation (n.) The act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate.

Calculation (n.) An expectation based on circumstances.

Calculative (a.) Of or pertaining to calculation; involving calculation.

Calculator (n.) One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.

Calculatory (a.) Belonging to calculation.

Calcule (n.) Reckoning; computation.

Calcule (v. i.) To calculate

Calculi (n. pl.) See Calculus.

Calculous (a.) Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion.

Calculous (a.) Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person.

Calculi (pl. ) of Calculus

Calculus (n.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc.

Calculus (n.) A method of computation; any process of reasoning by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may involve calculation.

Caldron (n.) A large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron. [Written also cauldron.]

Caleche (n.) See Calash.

Caledonia (n.) The ancient Latin name of Scotland; -- still used in poetry.

Caledonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Caledonia or Scotland; Scottish; Scotch.

Caledonian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Caledonia or Scotland.

Caledonite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of copper and lead, found in some parts of Caledonia or Scotland.

Calefacient (a.) Making warm; heating.

Calefacient (n.) A substance that excites warmth in the parts to which it is applied, as mustard.

Calefaction (n.) The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies.

Calefaction (n.) The state of being heated.

Calefactive (a.) See Calefactory.

Calefactor (n.) A heater; one who, or that which, makes hot, as a stove, etc.

Calefactory (a.) Making hot; producing or communicating heat.

Calefactory (n.) An apartment in a monastery, warmed and used as a sitting room.

Calefactory (n.) A hollow sphere of metal, filled with hot water, or a chafing dish, placed on the altar in cold weather for the priest to warm his hands with.

Calefied (imp. & p. p.) of Calefy

Calefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calefy

Calefy (v. i.) To make warm or hot.

Calefy (v. i.) To grow hot or warm.

Calembour (n.) A pun.

Calendar (n.) An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to the purposes of civil life, as years, months, weeks, and days; also, a register of the year with its divisions; an almanac.

Calendar (n.) A tabular statement of the dates of feasts, offices, saints' days, etc., esp. of those which are liable to change yearly according to the varying date of Easter.

Calendar (n.) An orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule; as, a calendar of state papers; a calendar of bills presented in a legislative assembly; a calendar of causes arranged for trial in court; a calendar of a college or an academy.

Calendared (imp. & p. p.) of Calendar

Calendaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calendar

Calendar (v. t.) To enter or write in a calendar; to register.

Calendarial (a.) Of or pertaining to the calendar or a calendar.

Calendary (a.) Calendarial.

Calender (n.) A machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper, etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them a wavy appearance. It consists of two or more cylinders revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus for moving and regulating.

Calender (n.) One who pursues the business of calendering.

Calendered (imp. & p. p.) of Calender

Calendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calender

Calender (n.) To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc.

Calender (n.) One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.

Calendographer (n.) One who makes calendars.

Calendrer (n.) A person who calenders cloth; a calender.

Calendric (a.) Alt. of Calendrical

Calendrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a calendar.

Calends (n. pl.) The first day of each month in the ancient Roman calendar.

Calendula (n.) A genus of composite herbaceous plants. One species, Calendula officinalis, is the common marigold, and was supposed to blossom on the calends of every month, whence the name.

Calendulin (n.) A gummy or mucilaginous tasteless substance obtained from the marigold or calendula, and analogous to bassorin.

Calenture (n.) A name formerly given to various fevers occuring in tropics; esp. to a form of furious delirium accompanied by fever, among sailors, which sometimes led the affected person to imagine the sea to be a green field, and to throw himself into it.

Calenture (v. i.) To see as in the delirium of one affected with calenture.

Calescence (n.) Growing warmth; increasing heat.

Calves (pl. ) of Calf

Calf (n.) The young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale.

Calf (n.) Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf.

Calf (n.) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.

Calf (n.) A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.

Calf (n.) A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface.

Calf (n.) The fleshy hinder part of the leg below the knee.

Calfskin (n.) The hide or skin of a calf; or leather made of the skin.

Cali (n.) The tenth avatar or incarnation of the god Vishnu.

Caliber (n.) Alt. of Calibre

Calibre (n.) The diameter of the bore, as a cannon or other firearm, or of any tube; or the weight or size of the projectile which a firearm will carry; as, an 8 inch gun, a 12-pounder, a 44 caliber.

Calibre (n.) The diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet or column.

Calibre (n.) Fig.: Capacity or compass of mind.

Calibrate (v. i.) To ascertain the caliber of, as of a thermometer tube; also, more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as of the various standards or graduated instruments.

Calibration (n.) The process of estimating the caliber a tube, as of a thermometer tube, in order to graduate it to a scale of degrees; also, more generally, the determination of the true value of the spaces in any graduated instrument.

Calice (n.) See Chalice.

Calicle (n.) One of the small cuplike cavities, often with elevated borders, covering the surface of most corals. Each is formed by a polyp. (b) One of the cuplike structures inclosing the zooids of certain hydroids. See Campanularian.

Calicoes (pl. ) of Calico

Calico (n.) Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc.

Calico (n.) Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.

Calico (a.) Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; -- often applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are large patches of a color strikingly different from its main color.

Calicoback (n.) The calico bass.

Calicoback (n.) An hemipterous insect (Murgantia histrionica) which injures the cabbage and other garden plants; -- called also calico bug and harlequin cabbage bug.

Calicular (a.) Alt. of Caliculate

Caliculate (a.) Relating to, or resembling, a cup; also improperly used for calycular, calyculate.

Calid (a.) Hot; burning; ardent.

Calidity (n.) Heat.

Caliduct (n.) A pipe or duct used to convey hot air or steam.

Calif (n.) Alt. of Califate

Califate (n.) Same as Caliph, Caliphate, etc.

Californian (a.) Of or pertaining to California.

Californian (n.) A native or inhabitant of California.

Caligation (n.) Dimness; cloudiness.

Caliginosity (n.) Darkness.

Caliginous (a.) Affected with darkness or dimness; dark; obscure.

Caligo (n.) Dimness or obscurity of sight, dependent upon a speck on the cornea; also, the speck itself.

Caligraphic (a.) See Calligraphic.

Caligraphy (n.) See Caligraphy.

Calin (n.) An alloy of lead and tin, of which the Chinese make tea canisters.

Calipash (n.) A part of a turtle which is next to the upper shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a dull greenish tinge, much esteemed as a delicacy in preparations of turtle.

Calipee (n.) A part of a turtle which is attached to the lower shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a light yellowish color, much esteemed as a delicacy.

Calipers (n. pl.) An instrument, usually resembling a pair of dividers or compasses with curved legs, for measuring the diameter or thickness of bodies, as of work shaped in a lathe or planer, timber, masts, shot, etc.; or the bore of firearms, tubes, etc.; -- called also caliper compasses, or caliber compasses.

Caliph (n.) Successor or vicar; -- a title of the successors of Mohammed both as temporal and spiritual rulers, now used by the sultans of Turkey.

Caliphate (n.) The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.

Calippic (a.) Of or pertaining to Calippus, an Athenian astronomer.

Calisaya bark () A valuable kind of Peruvian bark obtained from the Cinchona Calisaya, and other closely related species.

Calistheneum (n.) A gymnasium; esp. one for light physical exercise by women and children.

Calisthenis (a.) Of or pertaining to calisthenics.

Calisthenics (n.) The science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs, to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics.

Caliver (n.) An early form of hand gun, variety of the arquebus; originally a gun having a regular size of bore.

Calix (n.) A cup. See Calyx.

Calked (imp. &p. p.) of Calk

Calking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calk

Calk (v. t.) To drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of (a ship, boat, etc.), to prevent leaking. The calking is completed by smearing the seams with melted pitch.

Calk (v. t.) To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.

Calk (v. t.) To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held.

Calk (n.) A sharp-pointed piece of iron or steel projecting downward on the shoe of a horse or an ox, to prevent the animal from slipping; -- called also calker, calkin.

Calk (n.) An instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping.

Calk (v. i.) To furnish with calks, to prevent slipping on ice; as, to calk the shoes of a horse or an ox.

Calk (v. i.) To wound with a calk; as when a horse injures a leg or a foot with a calk on one of the other feet.

Calker (n.) One who calks.

Calker (n.) A calk on a shoe. See Calk, n., 1.

Calkin (n.) A calk on a shoe. See Calk, n., 1.

Calking (n.) The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

Called (imp. & p. p.) of Call

Calling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Call

Call (v. t.) To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.

Call (v. t.) To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.

Call (v. t.) To invite or command to meet; to convoke; -- often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Call (v. t.) To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.

Call (v. t.) To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.

Call (v. t.) To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.

Call (v. t.) To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.

Call (v. t.) To utter in a loud or distinct voice; -- often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.

Call (v. t.) To invoke; to appeal to.

Call (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awaken.

Call (v. i.) To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.

Call (v. i.) To make a demand, requirement, or request.

Call (v. i.) To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.

Call (n.) The act of calling; -- usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call.

Call (n.) A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.

Call (n.) An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.

Call (n.) A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.

Call (n.) A divine vocation or summons.

Call (n.) Vocation; employment.

Call (n.) A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.

Call (n.) A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.

Call (n.) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.

Call (n.) The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.

Call (n.) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.

Call (n.) The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.

Call (n.) See Assessment, 4.

Calla (n.) A genus of plants, of the order Araceae.

Callat (n.) Same as Callet.

Calle (n.) A kind of head covering; a caul.

Caller (n.) One who calls.

Caller (a.) Cool; refreshing; fresh; as, a caller day; the caller air.

Caller (a.) Fresh; in good condition; as, caller berrings.

Callet (n.) A trull or prostitute; a scold or gossip.

Callet (v. i.) To rail or scold.

Callid (a.) Characterized by cunning or shrewdness; crafty.

Callidity (n.) Acuteness of discernment; cunningness; shrewdness.

Calligrapher (n.) One skilled in calligraphy; a good penman.

Calligraphic (a.) Alt. of Calligraphical

Calligraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to calligraphy.

Calligraphist (n.) A calligrapher

Calligraphy (n.) Fair or elegant penmanship.

Calling (n.) The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.

Calling (n.) A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.

Calling (n.) A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.

Calling (n.) A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an answer, as in legislative bodies.

Calling (n.) One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.

Calling (n.) The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.

Calling (n.) Title; appellation; name.

Calliope (n.) The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus, and chief of the nine Muses.

Calliope (n.) One of the asteroids. See Solar.

Calliope (n.) A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles, toned to the notes of the scale, and played by keys arranged like those of an organ. It is sometimes attached to steamboat boilers.

Calliope (n.) A beautiful species of humming bird (Stellula Calliope) of California and adjacent regions.

Calliopsis (n.) A popular name given to a few species of the genus Coreopsis, especially to C. tinctoria of Arkansas.

Callipash (n.) See Calipash.

Callipee (n.) See Calipee.

Callipers (n. pl.) See Calipers.

Callisection (n.) Painless vivisection; -- opposed to sentisection.

Callisthenic (n.) Alt. of Callisthenics

Callisthenics (n.) See Calisthenic, Calisthenics.

Callithump (n.) A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.

Callithumpian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a callithump.

Callosan (a.) Of the callosum.

Callose (a.) Furnished with protuberant or hardened spots.

Callosities (pl. ) of Callosity

Callosity (n.) A hard or thickened spot or protuberance; a hardening and thickening of the skin or bark of a part, eps. as a result of continued pressure or friction.

Callosum (n.) The great band commissural fibers which unites the two cerebral hemispheres. See corpus callosum, under Carpus.

Callot (n.) A plant coif or skullcap. Same as Calotte.

Callous (a.) Hardened; indurated.

Callous (a.) Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible.

Callow (a.) Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.

Callow (a.) Immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth.

Callow (n.) A kind of duck. See Old squaw.

Callus (n.) Same as Callosity

Callus (n.) The material of repair in fractures of bone; a substance exuded at the site of fracture, which is at first soft or cartilaginous in consistence, but is ultimately converted into true bone and unites the fragments into a single piece.

Callus (n.) The new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets.

Calm (n.) Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.

Calmed (imp. & p. p.) of Calm

Calming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calm

Calm (n.) To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.

Calm (n.) To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.

Calm (super.) Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.

Calm (super.) Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.

Calmer (n.) One who, or that which, makes calm.

Calmly (adv.) In a calm manner.

Calmness (n.) The state of quality of being calm; quietness; tranquillity; self-repose.

Calmucks (n. pl.) A branch of the Mongolian race inhabiting parts of the Russian and Chinese empires; also (sing.), the language of the Calmucks.

Calmy (n.) Tranquil; peaceful; calm.

Calomel (n.) Mild chloride of mercury, Hg2Cl2, a heavy, white or yellowish white substance, insoluble and tasteless, much used in medicine as a mercurial and purgative; mercurous chloride. It occurs native as the mineral horn quicksilver.

Calorescence (n.) The conversion of obscure radiant heat into light; the transmutation of rays of heat into others of higher refrangibility.

Caloric (n.) The principle of heat, or the agent to which the phenomena of heat and combustion were formerly ascribed; -- not now used in scientific nomenclature, but sometimes used as a general term for heat.

Caloric (a.) Of or pertaining to caloric.

Caloricity (n.) A faculty in animals of developing and preserving the heat necessary to life, that is, the animal heat.

Caloriduct (n.) A tube or duct for conducting heat; a caliduct.

Calorie (n.) The unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0! to 1!. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.

Calorifacient (a.) See Calorificient.

Calorifere (n.) An apparatus for conveying and distributing heat, especially by means of hot water circulating in tubes.

Calorifiant (a.) See Calorificient.

Calorific (a.) Possessing the quality of producing heat; heating.

Calorification (n.) Production of heat, esp. animal heat.

Calorificient (a.) Having, or relating to the power of producing heat; -- applied to foods which, being rich in carbon, as the fats, are supposed to give rise to heat in the animal body by oxidation.

Calorimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat contained in bodies or developed by some mechanical or chemical process, as friction, chemical combination, combustion, etc.

Calorimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the proportion of unevaporated water contained in steam.

Calorimetric (a.) Of or pertaining to the process of using the calorimeter.

Calorimetry (n.) Measurement of the quantities of heat in bodies.

Calorimotor (n.) A voltaic battery, having a large surface of plate, and producing powerful heating effects.

Calotte (n.) Alt. of Callot

Callot (n.) A close cap without visor or brim.

Callot (n.) Such a cap, worn by English serjeants at law.

Callot (n.) Such a cap, worn by the French cavalry under their helmets.

Callot (n.) Such a cap, worn by the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.

Calotype (n.) A method of taking photographic pictures, on paper sensitized with iodide of silver; -- also called Talbotype, from the inventor, Mr. Fox. Talbot.

Caloyer (n.) A monk of the Greek Church; a cenobite, anchoret, or recluse of the rule of St. Basil, especially, one on or near Mt. Athos.

Calque (v. t.) See 2d Calk, v. t.

Caltrop (n.) Alt. of Caltrap

Caltrap (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Tribulus) of the order Zygophylleae, having a hard several-celled fruit, armed with stout spines, and resembling the military instrument of the same name. The species grow in warm countries, and are often very annoying to cattle.

Caltrap (n.) An instrument with four iron points, so disposed that, any three of them being on the ground, the other projects upward. They are scattered on the ground where an enemy's cavalry are to pass, to impede their progress by endangering the horses' feet.

Calumba (n.) The root of a plant (Jateorrhiza Calumba, and probably Cocculus palmatus), indigenous in Mozambique. It has an unpleasantly bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and antiseptic.

Calumbin (n.) A bitter principle extracted as a white crystalline substance from the calumba root.

Calumet (n.) A kind of pipe, used by the North American Indians for smoking tobacco. The bowl is usually made of soft red stone, and the tube is a long reed often ornamented with feathers.

Calumniated (imp. & p. p.) of Calumniate

Calumniating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calumniate

Calumniate (v. t.) To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.

Calumniate (v. i.) To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.

Calumniation (n.) False accusation of crime or offense, or a malicious and false representation of the words or actions of another, with a view to injure his good name.

Calumniator (n.) One who calumniates.

Calumniatory (a.) Containing calumny; slanderous.

Calumnious (a.) Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports.

Calumnies (pl. ) of Calumny

Calumny (n.) False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction.

Calvaria (n.) The bones of the cranium; more especially, the bones of the domelike upper portion.

Calvary (n.) The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem.

Calvary (n.) A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion.

Calvary (n.) A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross calvary.

Calved (imp. & p. p.) of Calve

Calving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calve

Calve (v. i.) To bring forth a calf.

Calve (v. i.) To bring forth young; to produce offspring.

Calver (v. i.) To cut in slices and pickle, as salmon.

Calver (v. i.) To crimp; as, calvered salmon.

Calver (v. i.) To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered; as, grayling's flesh will calver.

Calvessnout (n.) Snapdragon.

Calvinism (n.) The theological tenets or doctrines of John Calvin (a French theologian and reformer of the 16th century) and his followers, or of the so-called calvinistic churches.

Calvinist (n.) A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.

Calvinistic (a.) Alt. of Calvinistical

Calvinistical (a.) Of or pertaining to Calvin, or Calvinism; following Calvin; accepting or Teaching Calvinism.

Calvinize (v. t.) To convert to Calvinism.

Calvish (a.) Like a calf; stupid.

Calxes (pl. ) of Calx

Calces (pl. ) of Calx

Calx (n.) Quicklime.

Calx (n.) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder.

Calx (n.) Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.

Calycifloral (a.) Alt. of callyciflorous

Callyciflorous (a.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; -- applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.

Calyciform (a.) Having the form or appearance of a calyx.

Calycinal (a.) Alt. of Calycine

Calycine (a.) Pertaining to a calyx; having the nature of a calyx.

Calycle (n.) A row of small bracts, at the base of the calyx, on the outside.

Calycled (a.) Calyculate.

Calycozoa (n. pl.) A group of acalephs of which Lucernaria is the type. The body is cup-shaped with eight marginal lobes bearing clavate tentacles. An aboral sucker serves for attachment. The interior is divided into four large compartments. See Lucernarida.

Calycular (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the bracts of a calycle.

Calyculate (a.) Alt. of Calyculated

Calyculated (a.) Having a set of bracts resembling a calyx.

Calymene (n.) A genus of trilobites characteristic of the Silurian age.

Calyon (n.) Flint or pebble stone, used in building walls, etc.

Calypso (n.) A small and beautiful species of orchid, having a flower variegated with purple, pink, and yellow. It grows in cold and wet localities in the northern part of the United States. The Calypso borealis is the only orchid which reaches 68! N.

Calyptra (n.) A little hood or veil, resembling an extinguisher in form and position, covering each of the small flasklike capsules which contain the spores of mosses; also, any similar covering body.

Calyptriform (a.) Having the form a calyptra, or extinguisher.

Calyxes (pl. ) of Calyx

Calyces (pl. ) of Calyx

Calyx (n.) The covering of a flower. See Flower.

Calyx (n.) A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papillae.

Calzoons (n. pl.) Drawers.

Cam (n.) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.

Cam (n.) A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.

Cam (n.) A projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece so shaped as to give alternate or variable motion to another piece against which it acts.

Cam (n.) A ridge or mound of earth.

Cam (a.) Crooked.

Camaieu (n.) A cameo.

Camaieu (n.) Painting in shades of one color; monochrome.

Camail (n.) A neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the bascinet or other headpiece.

Camail (n.) A hood of other material than mail;

Camail (n.) a hood worn in church services, -- the amice, or the like.

Camarasaurus (n.) A genus of gigantic American Jurassic dinosaurs, having large cavities in the bodies of the dorsal vertebrae.

Camarilla (n.) The private audience chamber of a king.

Camarilla (n.) A company of secret and irresponsible advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.

Camass (n.) A blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs of which are collected for food by the Indians.

Camber (n.) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a high camber (said of a vessel having an unusual convexity of deck).

Camber (n.) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See Hogback.

Cambered (imp. & p. p.) of Camber

Cambering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Camber

Camber (v. t.) To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.

Camber (v. i.) To curve upward.

Camberkeeled (a.) Having the keel arched upwards, but not actually hogged; -- said of a ship.

Cambial (a.) Belonging to exchanges in commerce; of exchange.

Cambist (n.) A banker; a money changer or broker; one who deals in bills of exchange, or who is skilled in the science of exchange.

Cambistry (n.) The science of exchange, weight, measures, etc.

Cambium (n.) A series of formative cells lying outside of the wood proper and inside of the inner bark. The growth of new wood takes place in the cambium, which is very soft.

Cambium (n.) A fancied nutritive juice, formerly supposed to originate in the blood, to repair losses of the system, and to promote its increase.

Camblet (n.) See Camlet.

Camboge (n.) See Gamboge.

Camboose (n.) See Caboose.

Cambrasine (n.) A kind of linen cloth made in Egypt, and so named from its resemblance to cambric.

Cambrel (n.) See Gambrel, n., 2.

Cambria (n.) The ancient Latin name of Wales. It is used by modern poets.

Cambrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Cambria or Wales.

Cambrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest subdivision of the rocks of the Silurian or Molluscan age; -- sometimes described as inferior to the Silurian. It is named from its development in Cambria or Wales. See the Diagram under Geology.

Cambrian (n.) A native of Cambria or Wales.

Cambrian (n.) The Cambrian formation.

Cambric (n.) A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen.

Cambric (n.) A fabric made, in imitation of linen cambric, of fine, hardspun cotton, often with figures of various colors; -- also called cotton cambric, and cambric muslin.

Cambro-Briton (n.) A Welshman.

Came () imp. of Come.

Came (n.) A slender rod of cast lead, with or without grooves, used, in casements and stained-glass windows, to hold together the panes or pieces of glass.

Camel (n.) A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding. The camel is remarkable for its ability to go a long time without drinking. Its hoofs are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous. The dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) has one bunch on the back, while the Bactrian camel (C. Bactrianus) has two. The llama, alpaca, and vicu?a, of South America, belong to a related genus (Auchenia).

Camel (n.) A water-tight structure (as a large box or boxes) used to assist a vessel in passing over a shoal or bar or in navigating shallow water. By admitting water, the camel or camels may be sunk and attached beneath or at the sides of a vessel, and when the water is pumped out the vessel is lifted.

Camel-backed (a.) Having a back like a camel; humpbacked.

Cameleon (n.) See Chaceleon.

Camellia (n.) An Asiatic genus of small shrubs, often with shining leaves and showy flowers. Camellia Japonica is much cultivated for ornament, and C. Sassanqua and C. oleifera are grown in China for the oil which is pressed from their seeds. The tea plant is now referred to this genus under the name of Camellia Thea.

Camelopard (n.) An African ruminant; the giraffe. See Giraffe.

Camelot (n.) See Camelet.

Camelshair (a.) Of camel's hair.

Cameos (pl. ) of Cameo

Cameo (n.) A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal adornment, or like.

Cameras (pl. ) of Camera

Camerae (pl. ) of Camera

Camera (n.) A chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The camera obscura when used in photography. See Camera, and Camera obscura.

Camerade (n.) See Comrade.

Cameralistic (a.) Of or pertaining to finance and public revenue.

Cameralistics (n.) The science of finance or public revenue.

Camera lucida () An instrument which by means of a prism of a peculiar form, or an arrangement of mirrors, causes an apparent image of an external object or objects to appear as if projected upon a plane surface, as of paper or canvas, so that the outlines may conveniently traced. It is generally used with the microscope.

Camera obscura () An apparatus in which the images of external objects, formed by a convex lens or a concave mirror, are thrown on a paper or other white surface placed in the focus of the lens or mirror within a darkened chamber, or box, so that the outlines may be traced.

Camera obscura () An apparatus in which the image of an external object or objects is, by means of lenses, thrown upon a sensitized plate or surface placed at the back of an extensible darkened box or chamber variously modified; -- commonly called simply the camera.

Camerated (imp. & p. p.) of Camerate

Camerzting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Camerate

Camerate (v. i.) To build in the form of a vault; to arch over.

Camerate (v. i.) To divide into chambers.

Cameration (n.) A vaulting or arching over.

Camerlingo (n.) The papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope's household. He has at times possessed great power.

Cameronian (n.) A follower of the Rev. Richard Cameron, a Scotch Covenanter of the time of Charles II.

Camis (n.) A light, loose dress or robe.

Camisade (n.) Alt. of Camisado

Camisado (n.) A shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another in a night attack.

Camisado (n.) An attack by surprise by soldiers wearing the camisado.

Camisard (n.) One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; -- so called from the peasant's smock (camise) which they wore.

Camisated (a.) Dressed with a shirt over the other garments.

Camisole (n.) A short dressing jacket for women.

Camisole (n.) A kind of straitjacket.

Camlet (n.) A woven fabric originally made of camel's hair, now chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton.

Camleted (a.) Wavy or undulating like camlet; veined.

Cammas (n.) See Camass.

Cammock (n.) A plant having long hard, crooked roots, the Ononis spinosa; -- called also rest-harrow. The Scandix Pecten-Veneris is also called cammock.

Camomile (n.) Alt. of Chamomile

Chamomile (n.) A genus of herbs (Anthemis) of the Composite family. The common camomile, A. nobilis, is used as a popular remedy. Its flowers have a strong and fragrant and a bitter, aromatic taste. They are tonic, febrifugal, and in large doses emetic, and the volatile oil is carminative.

Camonflet (n.) A small mine, sometimes formed in the wall or side of an enemy's gallery, to blow in the earth and cut off the retreat of the miners.

Camous (a.) Alt. of Camoys

Camoys (a.) Flat; depressed; crooked; -- said only of the nose.

Camoused (a.) Depressed; flattened.

Camously (adv.) Awry.

Camp (n.) The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.

Camp (n.) A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.

Camp (n.) A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.

Camp (n.) The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.

Camp (n.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie.

Camp (n.) An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.

Camped (imp. & p. p.) of Camp

Camping (p. pr. & vb n.) of Camp

Camp (v. t.) To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

Camp (v. i.) To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.

Camp (n.) To play the game called camp.

Campagna (n.) An open level tract of country; especially "Campagna di Roma." The extensive undulating plain which surrounds Rome.

Campagnol (n.) A mouse (Arvicala agrestis), called also meadow mouse, which often does great damage in fields and gardens, by feeding on roots and seeds.

Campaign (n.) An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.

Campaign (n.) A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.

Campaign (n.) Political operations preceding an election; a canvass.

Campaign (n.) The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.

Campaign (v. i.) To serve in a campaign.

Campaigner (n.) One who has served in an army in several campaigns; an old soldier; a veteran.

Campana (n.) A church bell.

Campana (n.) The pasque flower.

Campana (n.) Same as Gutta.

Campaned (a.) Furnished with, or bearing, campanes, or bells.

Campanero (n.) The bellbird of South America. See Bellbird.

Campanes (n. pl.) Bells.

Campania (n.) Open country.

Campaniform (a.) Bell-shaped.

Campanile (n.) A bell tower, esp. one built separate from a church.

Campaniliform (a.) Bell-shaped; campanulate; campaniform.

Campanologist (n.) One skilled in campanology; a bell ringer.

Campanology (n.) The art of ringing bells, or a treatise on the art.

Campanula (n.) A large genus of plants bearing bell-shaped flowers, often of great beauty; -- also called bellflower.

Campanulaceous (a.) Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants (Camponulaceae) of which Campanula is the type, and which includes the Canterbury bell, the harebell, and the Venus's looking-glass.

Campanularian (n.) A hydroid of the family ampanularidae, characterized by having the polyps or zooids inclosed in bell-shaped calicles or hydrothecae.

Campanulate (a.) Bell-shaped.

Campbellite (n.) A member of the denomination called Christians or Disciples of Christ. They themselves repudiate the term Campbellite as a nickname. See Christian, 3.

Campeachy Wood () Logwood.

Camper (n.) One who lodges temporarily in a hut or camp.

Campestral (a.) Alt. of Campestrian

Campestrian (a.) Relating to an open fields; drowing in a field; growing in a field, or open ground.

Camptight (n.) A duel; the decision of a case by a duel.

Camphene (n.) One of a series of substances C10H16, resembling camphor, regarded as modified terpenes.

Camphine (n.) Rectified oil of turpentine, used for burning in lamps, and as a common solvent in varnishes.

Camphire (n.) An old spelling of Camphor.

Camphogen (n.) See Cymene.

Camphol (n.) See Borneol.

Camphor (n.) A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from different species of the Laurus family, esp. from Cinnamomum camphara (the Laurus camphara of Linnaeus.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a stimulant, or sedative.

Camphor (n.) A gum resembling ordinary camphor, obtained from a tree (Dryobalanops camphora) growing in Sumatra and Borneo; -- called also Malay camphor, camphor of Borneo, or borneol. See Borneol.

Camphor (v. t.) To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.

Camphoraceous (a.) Of the nature of camphor; containing camphor.

Camphorate (v. t.) To impregnate or treat with camphor.

Camphorate (n.) A salt of camphoric acid.

Camphorate () Alt. of Camporated

Camporated () Combined or impregnated with camphor.

Camphoric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, camphor.

Camphretic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from camphor.

Camping (n.) Lodging in a camp.

Camping (n.) A game of football.

Campion (n.) A plant of the Pink family (Cucubalus bacciferus), bearing berries regarded as poisonous.

Campus (n.) The principal grounds of a college or school, between the buildings or within the main inclosure; as, the college campus.

Campylospermous (a.) Having seeds grooved lengthwise on the inner face, as in sweet cicely.

Campylotropous (a.) Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.

Camus (n.) See Camis.

Camwood (n.) See Barwood.

Can () an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]

Can (n.) A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.

Can (n.) A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.

Canned (imp. & p. p.) of Can

Canning (p. pr. &vb. n.) of Can

Can (v. t.) To preserve by putting in sealed cans

Could (imp.) of Can

Can (v. t. & i.) To know; to understand.

Can (v. t. & i.) To be able to do; to have power or influence.

Can (v. t. & i.) To be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.

Canaanite (n.) A descendant of Canaan, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah.

Canaanite (n.) A Native or inhabitant of the land of Canaan, esp. a member of any of the tribes who inhabited Canaan at the time of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

Canaanite (n.) A zealot.

Canaanitish (a.) Of or pertaining to Canaan or the Canaanites.

Ca?ada (n.) A small ca?on; a narrow valley or glen; also, but less frequently, an open valley.

Canada (n.) A British province in North America, giving its name to various plants and animals.

Canadian (a.) Of or pertaining to Canada.

Canadian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Canada.

Canaille (n.) The lowest class of people; the rabble; the vulgar.

Canaille (n.) Shorts or inferior flour.

Canakin (n.) A little can or cup.

Canal (n.) An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

Canal (n.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.

Canal coal () See Cannel coal.

Canaliculate (a.) Alt. of Canaliculated

Canaliculated (a.) Having a channel or groove, as in the leafstalks of most palms.

Canaliculi (pl. ) of Canaliculus

Canaliculus (n.) A minute canal.

Canalization (n.) Construction of, or furnishing with, a canal or canals.

Canard (n.) An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.

Canarese (a.) Pertaining to Canara, a district of British India.

Canary (a.) Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds.

Canary (a.) Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.

Canaries (pl. ) of Canary

Canary (n.) Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack.

Canary (n.) A canary bird.

Canary (n.) A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird.

Canary (n.) A quick and lively dance.

Canary (v. i.) To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper.

Canary bird () A small singing bird of the Finch family (Serinus Canarius), a native of the Canary Islands. It was brought to Europe in the 16th century, and made a household pet. It generally has a yellowish body with the wings and tail greenish, but in its wild state it is more frequently of gray or brown color. It is sometimes called canary finch.

Canaster (n.) A kind of tobacco for smoking, made of the dried leaves, coarsely broken; -- so called from the rush baskets in which it is packed in South America.

Can buoy () See under Buoy, n.

Cancan (n.) A rollicking French dance, accompanied by indecorous or extravagant postures and gestures.

Canceled (imp. & p. p.) of Cancel

Cancelled () of Cancel

Canceling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cancel

Cancelling () of Cancel

Cancel (v. i.) To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework.

Cancel (v. i.) To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.

Cancel (v. i.) To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate.

Cancel (v. i.) To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.

Cancel (v. i.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

Cancel (v. i.) An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.

Cancel (v. i.) The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.

Cancel (v. i.) The part thus suppressed.

Cancelier (v. i.) To turn in flight; -- said of a hawk.

Cancelier (n.) Alt. of Canceleer

Canceleer (n.) The turn of a hawk upon the wing to recover herself, when she misses her aim in the stoop.

Cancellarean (a.) Cancellarean.

Cancellate (v. t.) Consisting of a network of veins, without intermediate parenchyma, as the leaves of certain plants; latticelike.

Cancellate (v. t.) Having the surface coveres with raised lines, crossing at right angles.

Cancellated (a.) Crossbarred; marked with cross lines.

Cancellated (a.) Open or spongy, as some porous bones.

Cancellation (n.) The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cansellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.

Cancellation (n.) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.

Cancelli (v. t.) An interwoven or latticed wall or inclosure; latticework, rails, or crossbars, as around the bar of a court of justice, between the chancel and the nave of a church, or in a window.

Cancelli (v. t.) The interlacing osseous plates constituting the elastic porous tissue of certain parts of the bones, esp. in their articular extremities.

Cancellous (a.) Having a spongy or porous structure; made up of cancelli; cancellated; as, the cancellous texture of parts of many bones.

Cancer (n.) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the rock crab, Jonah crab, etc. See Crab.

Cancer (n.) The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun's course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic.

Cancer (n.) A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo.

Cancer (n.) Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.

Cancerated (imp. & p. p.) of Cancerate

Cancerate (v. i.) To grow into a canser; to become cancerous.

Canceration (n.) The act or state of becoming cancerous or growing into a cancer.

Cancerite (n.) Like a cancer; having the qualities or virulence of a cancer; affected with cancer.

Cancriform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a crab; crab-shaped.

Cancriform (a.) Like a cancer; cancerous.

Cancrine (a.) Having the qualities of a crab; crablike.

Cancrinite (n.) A mineral occurring in hexagonal crystals, also massive, generally of a yellow color, containing silica, alumina, lime, soda, and carbon dioxide.

Cancroid (a.) Resembling a crab; pertaining to the Cancroidea, one of the families of crabs, including the genus Cancer.

Cancroid (a.) Like a cancer; as, a cancroid tumor.

Cand (n.) Fluor spar. See Kand.

Candelabra (pl. ) of Candelabrum

Candelabrums (pl. ) of Candelabrum

Candelabrum (n.) A lamp stand of any sort.

Candelabrum (n.) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet, -- frequently a votive offering to a temple.

Candelabrum (n.) A large candlestick, having several branches.

Candent (a.) Heated to whiteness; glowing with heat.

Canderos (n.) An East Indian resin, of a pellucid white color, from which small ornaments and toys are sometimes made.

Candescence (n.) See Incandescence.

Candicant (a.) Growing white.

Candid (a.) White.

Candid (a.) Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion.

Candid (a.) Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.

Candidacy (n.) The position of a candidate; state of being a candidate; candidateship.

Candidate (n.) One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors.

Candidateship (n.) Candidacy.

Candidating (n.) The taking of the position of a candidate; specifically, the preaching of a clergyman with a view to settlement.

Candidature (n.) Candidacy.

Candidly (adv.) In a candid manner.

Candidness (n.) The quality of being candid.

Candied (a.) Preserved in or with sugar; incrusted with a candylike substance; as, candied fruits.

Candied (a.) Converted wholly or partially into sugar or candy; as candied sirup.

Candied (a.) Conted or more or less with sugar; as, candidied raisins

Candied (a.) Figuratively; Honeyed; sweet; flattering.

Candied (a.) Covered or incrusted with that which resembles sugar or candy.

Candify (v. t. / v. i.) To make or become white, or candied.

Candiot (a.) Of or pertaining to Candia; Cretary.

Candite (n.) A variety of spinel, of a dark color, found at Candy, in Ceylon.

Candle (n.) A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light.

Candle (n.) That which gives light; a luminary.

Candleberry tree () A shrub (the Myrica cerifera, or wax-bearing myrtle), common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for hardening candles; -- also called bayberry tree, bayberry, or candleberry.

Candlebomb (n.) A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.

Candlebomb (n.) A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes.

Candle coal () See Cannel coal.

Candlefish (n.) A marine fish (Thaleichthys Pacificus), allied to the smelt, found on the north Pacific coast; -- called also eulachon. It is so oily that, when dried, it may be used as a candle, by drawing a wick through it

Candlefish (n.) The beshow.

Candleholder (n.) One who, or that which, holds a candle; also, one who assists another, but is otherwise not of importance.

Candlelight (n.) The light of a candle.

Candlemas (n.) The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day.

Candlestick (n.) An instrument or utensil for supporting a candle.

Candlewaster (n.) One who consumes candles by being up late for study or dissipation.

Candock (n.) A plant or weed that grows in rivers; a species of Equisetum; also, the yellow frog lily (Nuphar luteum).

Candor (n.) Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.

Candor (n.) A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.

Candroy (n.) A machine for spreading out cotton cloths to prepare them for printing.

Candied (imp. & p. p.) of Candy

Candying (p. pr & vb. n.) of Candy

Candy (v. t.) To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.

Candy (v. t.) To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.

Candy (v. t.) To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy.

Candy (v. i.) To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.

Candy (v. i.) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.

Candy (v. t.) A more or less solid article of confectionery made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. It is often flavored or colored, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.

Candy (n.) A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.

Candytuft (n.) An annual plant of the genus Iberis, cultivated in gardens. The name was originally given to the I. umbellata, first, discovered in the island of Candia.

Cane (n.) A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.

Cane (n.) Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.

Cane (n.) Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry.

Cane (n.) A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one the species of cane.

Cane (n.) A lance or dart made of cane.

Cane (n.) A local European measure of length. See Canna.

Caned (imp. & p. p.) of Cane

Caning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cane

Cane (v. t.) To beat with a cane.

Cane (v. t.) To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.

Canebrake (n.) A thicket of canes.

Caned (a.) Filled with white flakes; mothery; -- said vinegar when containing mother.

Canella (n.) A genus of trees of the order Canellaceae, growing in the West Indies.

Canescent (a.) Growing white, or assuming a color approaching to white.

Can hook () A device consisting of a short rope with flat hooks at each end, for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves.

Cannicula (n.) The Dog Star; Sirius.

Canicular (a.) Pertaining to, or measured, by the rising of the Dog Star.

Canicule (n.) Canicula.

Caninal (a.) See Canine, a.

Canine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Canidae, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog.

Canine (a.) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors.

Canine (n.) A canine tooth.

Canes (pl. ) of Canis

Canis (n.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canidae, including the dogs and wolves.

Canister (n.) A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.

Canister (n.) A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.

Canister (n.) A kind of case shot for cannon, in which a number of lead or iron balls in layers are inclosed in a case fitting the gun; -- called also canister shot.

Canker (n.) A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma.

Canker (n.) Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.

Canker (n.) A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.

Canker (n.) An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; -- usually resulting from neglected thrush.

Canker (n.) A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose.

Cankered (imp. & p. p.) of Canker

Cankering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canker

Canker (v. t.) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.

Canker (v. t.) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.

Canker (v. i.) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.

Canker (v. i.) To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.

Canker-bit (a.) Eaten out by canker, or as by canker.

Canker bloom () The bloom or blossom of the wild rose or dog-rose.

Canker blossom () That which blasts a blossom as a canker does.

Cankered (a.) Affected with canker; as, a cankered mouth.

Cankered (a.) Affected mentally or morally as with canker; sore, envenomed; malignant; fretful; ill-natured.

Cankeredly (adv.) Fretfully; spitefully.

Canker fly () A fly that preys on fruit.

Cankerous (a.) Affecting like a canker.

Canker rash () A form of scarlet fever characterized by ulcerated or putrid sore throat.

Cankerworm (n.) The larva of two species of geometrid moths which are very injurious to fruit and shade trees by eating, and often entirely destroying, the foliage. Other similar larvae are also called cankerworms.

Cankery (a.) Like a canker; full of canker.

Cankery (a.) Surly; sore; malignant.

Canna (n.) A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet. See Cane, 4.

Canna (n.) A genus of tropical plants, with large leaves and often with showy flowers. The Indian shot (C. Indica) is found in gardens of the northern United States.

Cannabene (n.) A colorless oil obtained from hemp by distillation, and possessing its intoxicating properties.

Cannabin (n.) A poisonous resin extracted from hemp (Cannabis sativa, variety Indica). The narcotic effects of hasheesh are due to this resin.

Cannabine (a.) Pertaining to hemp; hempen.

Cannabis (n.) A genus of a single species belonging to the order Uricaceae; hemp.

Cannel coal () A kind of mineral coal of a black color, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished. It burns readily, with a clear, yellow flame, and on this account has been used as a substitute for candles.

Cannery (n.) A place where the business of canning fruit, meat, etc., is carried on.

Cannibal (n.) A human being that eats human flesh; hence, any that devours its own kind.

Cannibal (a.) Relating to cannibals or cannibalism.

Cannibalism (n.) The act or practice of eating human flesh by mankind. Hence; Murderous cruelty; barbarity.

Cannibally (adv.) In the manner of cannibal.

Cannikin (n.) A small can or drinking vessel.

Cannily (adv.) In a canny manner.

Canniness (n.) Caution; crafty management.

Cannons (pl. ) of Cannon

Cannon (pl. ) of Cannon

Cannon (n.) A great gun; a piece of ordnance or artillery; a firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force.

Cannon (n.) A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently.

Cannon (n.) A kind of type. See Canon.

Cannon (n. & v.) See Carom.

Cannonade (n.) The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some continuance.

Cannonade (n.) Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.

Cannonade (imp. & p. p.) of Cannonade

Cannonading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cannonade

Cannonade (v. t.) To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.

Cannonade (v. i.) To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

Cannon bone () See Canon Bone.

Cannoned (a.) Furnished with cannon.

Cannoneer (n.) Alt. of Cannonier

Cannonier (n.) A man who manages, or fires, cannon.

Cannonering (n.) The use of cannon.

Cannonry (n.) Cannon, collectively; artillery.

Cannot () Am, is, or are, not able; -- written either as one word or two.

Cannula (n.) A small tube of metal, wood, or India rubber, used for various purposes, esp. for injecting or withdrawing fluids. It is usually associated with a trocar.

Cannular (a.) Having the form of a tube; tubular.

Cannulated (a.) Hollow; affording a passage through its interior length for wire, thread, etc.; as, a cannulated (suture) needle.

Canny (a.) Alt. of Cannei

Cannei (a.) Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary.

Cannei (a.) Skillful; knowing; capable.

Cannei (a.) Cautious; prudent; safe..

Cannei (a.) Having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle.

Cannei (a.) Reputed to have magical powers.

Canoes (pl. ) of Canoe

Canoe (n.) A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder.

Canoe (n.) A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.

Canoe (n.) A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast.

Canoed (imp. & p. p.) of Canoe

Canoeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canoe

Canoe (v. i.) To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.

Canoeing (n.) The act or art of using a canoe.

Canoeist (n.) A canoeman.

Canoemen (pl. ) of Canoeman

Canoeman (n.) One who uses a canoe; one who travels in a canoe.

Canon (n.) A law or rule.

Canon (n.) A law, or rule of doctrine or discipline, enacted by a council and confirmed by the pope or the sovereign; a decision, regulation, code, or constitution made by ecclesiastical authority.

Canon (n.) The collection of books received as genuine Holy Scriptures, called the sacred canon, or general rule of moral and religious duty, given by inspiration; the Bible; also, any one of the canonical Scriptures. See Canonical books, under Canonical, a.

Canon (n.) In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.

Canon (n.) A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.

Canon (n.) A member of a cathedral chapter; a person who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.

Canon (n.) A musical composition in which the voices begin one after another, at regular intervals, successively taking up the same subject. It either winds up with a coda (tailpiece), or, as each voice finishes, commences anew, thus forming a perpetual fugue or round. It is the strictest form of imitation. See Imitation.

Canon (n.) The largest size of type having a specific name; -- so called from having been used for printing the canons of the church.

Canon (n.) The part of a bell by which it is suspended; -- called also ear and shank.

Canon (n.) See Carom.

Ca?on (n.) A deep gorge, ravine, or gulch, between high and steep banks, worn by water courses.

Canon bit () That part of a bit which is put in a horse's mouth.

Canon bone () The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals. See Horse.

Canoness (n.) A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter.

Canonic (a.) Alt. of Cannonical

Cannonical (a.) Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to a , canon or canons.

Canonically (adv.) In a canonical manner; according to the canons.

Canonicalness (n.) The quality of being canonical; canonicity.

Canonicals (n. pl.) The dress prescribed by canon to be worn by a clergyman when officiating. Sometimes, any distinctive professional dress.

Canonicate (n.) The office of a canon; a canonry.

Canonicity (n.) The state or quality of being canonical; agreement with the canon.

Canonist (n.) A professor of canon law; one skilled in the knowledge and practice of ecclesiastical law.

Canonistic (a.) Of or pertaining to a canonist.

Canonization (n.) The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation.

Canonization (n.) The state of being canonized or sainted.

Canonized (imp. & p. p.) of Canonize

Canonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canonize

Canonize (v. t.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.

Canonize (v. t.) To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.

Canonize (v. t.) To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.

Canonry (n. pl.) A benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church; a right to a place in chapter and to a portion of its revenues; the dignity or emoluments of a canon.

Canonship (a.) Of or pertaining to Canopus in Egypt; as, the Canopic vases, used in embalming.

Canopus (n.) A star of the first magnitude in the southern constellation Argo.

Canopies (pl. ) of Canopy

Canopy (n.) A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor.

Canopy (n.) An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.

Canopy (n.) Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.

Canopes (imp. & p. p.) of Canopy

Canopying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canopy

Canopy (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a canopy.

Canorous (a.) Melodious; musical.

Canorousness (n.) The quality of being musical.

Canstick (n.) Candlestick.

Cant (n.) A corner; angle; niche.

Cant (n.) An outer or external angle.

Cant (n.) An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.

Cant (n.) A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.

Cant (n.) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

Cant (n.) A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.

Cant (n.) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.

Canted (imp. & p. p.) of Cant

Canting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cant

Cant (v. t.) To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.

Cant (v. t.) To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.

Cant (v. t.) To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.

Cant (n.) An affected, singsong mode of speaking.

Cant (n.) The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.

Cant (n.) The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.

Cant (n.) Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.

Cant (a.) Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.

Cant (v. i.) To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.

Cant (v. i.) To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.

Cant (v. i.) To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.

Cant (n.) A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.

Cant (v. t.) to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.

Can't () A colloquial contraction for can not.

Cantab (n.) A Cantabrigian.

Cantabile (a.) In a melodious, flowing style; in a singing style, as opposed to bravura, recitativo, or parlando.

Cantabile (n.) A piece or passage, whether vocal or instrumental, peculiarly adapted to singing; -- sometimes called cantilena.

Cantabrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Cantabria on the Bay of Biscay in Spain.

Cantabrigian (n.) A native or resident of Cambridge; esp. a student or graduate of the university of Cambridge, England.

Cantalever (n.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the like.

Cantalever (n.) A projecting beam, truss, or bridge unsupported at the outer end; one which overhangs.

Cantaloupe (n.) A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color.

Cantankerous (a.) Perverse; contentious; ugly; malicious.

Cantar (n.) Alt. of Cantarro

Cantarro (n.) A weight used in southern Europe and East for heavy articles. It varies in different localities; thus, at Rome it is nearly 75 pounds, in Sardinia nearly 94 pounds, in Cairo it is 95 pounds, in Syria about 503 pounds.

Cantarro (n.) A liquid measure in Spain, ranging from two and a half to four gallons.

Cantata (n.) A poem set to music; a musical composition comprising choruses, solos, interludes, etc., arranged in a somewhat dramatic manner; originally, a composition for a single noise, consisting of both recitative and melody.

Cantation (n.) A singing.

Cantatory (a.) Containing cant or affectation; whining; singing.

Cantatrice (n.) A female professional singer.

Canted (a.) Having angles; as, a six canted bolt head; a canted window.

Canted (a.) Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.

Canteen (n.) A vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink.

Canteen (n.) The sutler's shop in a garrison; also, a chest containing culinary and other vessels for officers.

Cantel (n.) See Cantle.

Canter (n.) A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding.

Canter (n.) A rapid or easy passing over.

Cantered (imp. & p. p.) of Canter

Cantering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canter

Canter (v. i.) To move in a canter.

Canter (v. t.) To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.

Canter (n.) One who cants or whines; a beggar.

Canter (n.) One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.

Canterbury (n.) A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas a Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.

Canterbury (n.) A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.

Cantharidal (a.) Of or pertaining to cantharides or made of cantharides; as, cantharidal plaster.

Cantharides (n. pl.) See Cantharis.

Cantharidin (n.) The active principle of the cantharis, or Spanish fly, a volatile, acrid, bitter solid, crystallizing in four-sided prisms.

Cantharides (pl. ) of Cantharis

Cantharis (n.) A beetle (Lytta, / Cantharis, vesicatoria), havin1g an elongated cylindrical body of a brilliant green color, and a nauseous odor; the blister fly or blister beetle, of the apothecary; -- also called Spanish fly. Many other species of Lytta, used for the same purpose, take the same name. See Blister beetle, under Blister. The plural form in usually applied to the dried insects used in medicine.

Cant hook () A wooden lever with a movable iron hook. hear the end; -- used for canting or turning over heavy logs, etc.

Canthoplasty (n.) The operation of forming a new canthus, when one has been destroyed by injury or disease.

Canthi (pl. ) of Canthus

Canthus (n.) The corner where the upper and under eyelids meet on each side of the eye.

Canticles (pl. ) of Canticle

Canticle (n.) A song; esp. a little song or hymn.

Canticle (n.) The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.

Canticle (n.) A canto or division of a poem

Canticle (n.) A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.

Canticoy (n.) A social gathering; usually, one for dancing.

Cantile (v. i.) Same as Cantle, v. t.

Cantilena (n.) See Cantabile.

Cantilever (n.) Same as Cantalever.

Cantillate (v. i.) To chant; to recite with musical tones.

Cantillation (n.) A chanting; recitation or reading with musical modulations.

Cantine (n.) See Canteen.

Canting (a.) Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone.

Canting (n.) The use of cant; hypocrisy.

Cantiniere (n.) A woman who carries a canteen for soldiers; a vivandiere.

Cantion (n.) A song or verses.

Cantle (n.) A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part.

Cantle (n.) The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel.

Cantle (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to cut out from.

Cantlet (n.) A piece; a fragment; a corner.

Cantos (pl. ) of Canto

Canto (n.) One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.

Canto (n.) The highest vocal part; the air or melody in choral music; anciently the tenor, now the soprano.

Canton (n.) A song or canto

Canton (n.) A small portion; a division; a compartment.

Canton (n.) A small community or clan.

Canton (n.) A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty-two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement.

Canton (n.) A division of a shield occupying one third part of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top of the shield, meeting a horizontal line from the side.

Cantoned (imp. & p. p.) of Canton

Cantoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canton

Canton (v. i.) To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.

Canton (v. i.) To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.

Cantonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a canton or cantons; of the nature of a canton.

Canton crape () A soft, white or colored silk fabric, of a gauzy texture and wavy appearance, used for ladies' scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; -- called also Oriental crape.

Cantoned (a.) Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.

Cantoned (a.) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.

Canton flannel () See Cotton flannel.

Cantonize (v. i.) To divide into cantons or small districts.

Cantonment (n.) A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters; temporary shelter or place of rest for an army; quarters.

Cantoon (n.) A cotton stuff showing a fine cord on one side and a satiny surface on the other.

Cantor (n.) A singer; esp. the leader of a church choir; a precentor.

Cantoral (a.) Of or belonging to a cantor.

Cantoris (a.) Of or pertaining to a cantor; as, the cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall.

Cantrap (n.) Alt. of Cantrip

Cantrip (n.) A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief.

Cantred (n.) Alt. of Cantref

Cantref (n.) A district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales.

Canty (a.) Cheerful; sprightly; lively; merry.

Canuck (n.) A Canadian.

Canuck (n.) A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada.

Canula (a.) Alt. of Canulated

Canular (a.) Alt. of Canulated

Canulated (a.) See Cannula, Cannular, and Cannulated.

Canvas (n.) A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.

Canvas (n.) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.

Canvas (n.) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.

Canvas (n.) Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.

Canvas (n.) A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.

Canvas (a.) Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.

Canvasback (n.) A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh. It visits the United States in autumn; particularly Chesapeake Bay and adjoining waters; -- so named from the markings of the plumage on its back.

Canvassed (imp. & p. p.) of Canvass

Canvassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canvass

Canvass (n.) To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote.

Canvass (n.) To examine by discussion; to debate.

Canvass (n.) To go trough, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.

Canvass (v. i.) To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; -- commonly followed by for.

Canvass (n.) Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a canvass of votes.

Canvass (n.) Examination in the way of discussion or debate.

Canvass (n.) Search; exploration; solicitation; systematic effort to obtain votes, subscribers, etc.

Canvasser (n.) One who canvasses.

Cany (a.) Of or pertaining to cane or canes; abounding with canes.

Canyon (n.) The English form of the Spanish word Ca?on.

Canzone (n.) A song or air for one or more voices, of Provencal origin, resembling, though not strictly, the madrigal.

Canzone (n.) An instrumental piece in the madrigal style.

Canzonet (n.) A short song, in one or more parts.

Caoutchin (n.) An inflammable, volatile, oily, liquid hydrocarbon, obtained by the destructive distillation of caoutchouc.

Caoutchouc (n.) A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree Siphonia elastica or Hevea caoutchouc), Asia, and Africa. Being impermeable to liquids and gases, and not readly affected by exposure to air, acids, and alkalies, it is used, especially when vulcanized, for many purposes in the arts and in manufactures. Also called India rubber (because it was first brought from India, and was formerly used chiefly for erasing pencil marks) and gum elastic. See Vulcanization.

Caoutchoucin (n.) See Caoutchin.

Cap (n.) A covering for the head

Cap (n.) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys

Cap (n.) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants

Cap (n.) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal.

Cap (n.) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.

Cap (n.) A respectful uncovering of the head.

Cap (n.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.

Cap (n.) Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use

Cap (n.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.

Cap (n.) Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.

Cap (n.) A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.

Cap (n.) A percussion cap. See under Percussion.

Cap (n.) The removable cover of a journal box.

Cap (n.) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.

Cap (n.) A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.

Capped (imp. & p. p.) of Cap

Capping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cap

Cap (v. t.) To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.

Cap (v. t.) To deprive of cap.

Cap (v. t.) To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.

Cap (v. t.) To salute by removing the cap.

Cap (v. t.) To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.

Cap (v. i.) To uncover the head respectfully.

Capabilities (pl. ) of Capability

Capability (n.) The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.

Capability (n.) Capacity of being used or improved.

Capable (a.) Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.

Capable (a.) Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.

Capable (a.) Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.

Capable (a.) Capacious; large; comprehensive.

Capableness (n.) The quality or state of being capable; capability; adequateness; competency.

Capacified (imp. & p. p.) of Capacify

Capacify (v. t.) To quality.

Capacious (a.) Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.

Capacious (a.) Able or qualified to make large views of things, as in obtaining knowledge or forming designs; comprehensive; liberal.

Capaciosly (adv.) In a capacious manner or degree; comprehensively.

Capaciousness (n.) The quality of being capacious, as of a vessel, a reservoir a bay, the mind, etc.

Capacitated (imp. & p. p.) of Capacitate

Capacitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capacitate

Capacitate (v. t.) To render capable; to enable; to qualify.

Capacities (pl. ) of Capacity

Capacity (n.) The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.

Capacity (n.) The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.

Capacity (n.) Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.

Capacity (n.) Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.

Capacity (n.) Legal or noral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, will, etc.; legal power or right; competency.

Capape (adv.) See Cap-a-pie.

Capapie (adv.) From head to foot; at all points.

Caparison (n.) An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. when decorative.

Caparison (n.) Gay or rich clothing.

Caparisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Caparison

Caparisoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caparison

Caparison (v. t.) To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse.

Caparison (v. t.) To aborn with rich dress; to dress.

Caparro (n.) A large South American monkey (Lagothrix Humboldtii), with prehensile tail.

Capcase (n.) A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.

Cape (n.) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.

Cape (v. i.) To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.

Cape (n.) A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.

Cape (v. i.) To gape.

Capel (n.) Alt. of Caple

Caple (n.) A horse; a nag.

Capel (n.) A composite stone (quartz, schorl, and hornblende) in the walls of tin and copper lodes.

Capelan (n.) See Capelin.

Capelin (n.) A small marine fish (Mallotus villosus) of the family Salmonidae, very abundant on the coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Alaska. It is used as a bait for the cod.

Cappeline (n.) A hood-shaped bandage for the head, the shoulder, or the stump of an amputated limb.

Capella (n.) A brilliant star in the constellation Auriga.

Capellane (n.) The curate of a chapel; a chaplain.

Capelle (n.) The private orchestra or band of a prince or of a church.

Capellet (n.) A swelling, like a wen, on the point of the elbow (or the heel of the hock) of a horse, caused probably by bruises in lying down.

Capellmeister (n.) The musical director in royal or ducal chapel; a choir-master.

Capered (imp. & p. p.) of Caper

Capering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caper

Caper (v. i.) To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.

Caper (n.) A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.

Caper (n.) A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.

Caper (n.) The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.

Caper (n.) A plant of the genus Capparis; -- called also caper bush, caper tree.

Caperberry (n.) The small olive-shaped berry of the European and Oriental caper, said to be used in pickles and as a condiment.

Caperberry (n.) The currantlike fruit of the African and Arabian caper (Capparis sodado).

Caper bush () Alt. of Caper tree

Caper tree () See Capper, a plant, 2.

Capercailzie (n.) Alt. of Capercally

Capercally (n.) A species of grouse (Tetrao uragallus) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; -- called also cock of the woods.

Caperclaw (v. t.) To treat with cruel playfulness, as a cat treats a mouse; to abuse.

Caperer (n.) One who capers, leaps, and skips about, or dances.

Capful (n.) As much as will fill a cap.

Capias (n.) A writ or process commanding the officer to take the body of the person named in it, that is, to arrest him; -- also called writ of capias.

Capibara (n.) See Capybara.

Capillaceous (a.) Having long filaments; resembling a hair; slender. See Capillary.

Capillaire (n.) A sirup prepared from the maiden-hair, formerly supposed to have medicinal properties.

Capillaire (n.) Any simple sirup flavored with orange flowers.

Capillament (n.) A filament.

Capillament (n.) Any villous or hairy covering; a fine fiber or filament, as of the nerves.

Capillariness (n.) The quality of being capillary.

Capillarity (n.) The quality or condition of being capillary.

Capillarity (n.) The peculiar action by which the surface of a liquid, where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube), is elevated or depressed; capillary attraction.

Capillary (a.) Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having minute tubes or interspaces; having very small bore; as, the capillary vessels of animals and plants.

Capillary (a.) Pertaining to capillary tubes or vessels; as, capillary action.

Capillary (n.) A tube or vessel, extremely fine or minute.

Capillary (n.) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels.

Capillation (n.) A capillary blood vessel.

Capillature (n.) A bush of hair; frizzing of the hair.

Capilliform (a.) In the shape or form of, a hair, or of hairs.

Capillose (a.) Having much hair; hairy.

Capistrate (a.) Hooded; cowled.

Capital (n.) Of or pertaining to the head.

Capital (n.) Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.

Capital (n.) First in importance; chief; principal.

Capital (n.) Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington and Paris are capital cities.

Capital (n.) Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.

Capital (n.) The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column.

Capital (n.) The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.

Capital (n.) Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock, under Capital, a.

Capital (a.) That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.

Capital (a.) Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.

Capital (a.) An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts.

Capital (a.) A chapter, or section, of a book.

Capital (a.) See Capital letter, under Capital, a.

Capitalist (n.) One who has capital; one who has money for investment, or money invested; esp. a person of large property, which is employed in business.

Capitalization (n.) The act or process of capitalizing.

Capitalized (imp. & p. p.) of Capitalize

Capitalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capitalize

Capitalize (v. t.) To convert into capital, or to use as capital.

Capitalize (v. t.) To compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a patent right, an annuity, etc.)

Capitalize (v. t.) To print in capital letters, or with an initial capital.

Capitally (adv.) In a way involving the forfeiture of the head or life; as, to punish capitally.

Capitally (adv.) In a capital manner; excellently.

Capitalness (n.) The quality of being capital; preeminence.

Capitan Pasha () Alt. of Pacha

Pacha () The chief admiral of the Turkish fleet.

Capitate (a.) Headlike in form; also, having the distal end enlarged and rounded, as the stigmas of certain flowers.

Capitate (a.) Having the flowers gathered into a head.

Capitatim (a.) Of so much per head; as, a capitatim tax; a capitatim grant.

Capitation (n.) A numbering of heads or individuals.

Capitation (n.) A tax upon each head or person, without reference to property; a poll tax.

Capite (n.) See under Tenant.

Capitellate (a.) Having a very small knoblike termination, or collected into minute capitula.

Capitibranchiata (n. pl.) A division of annelids in which the gills arise from or near the head. See Tubicola.

Capitol () The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.

Capitol () The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of State holds its sessions; a statehouse.

Capitolian (a.) Alt. of Capitoline

Capitoline (a.) Of or pertaining to the Capitol in Rome.

Capitula (n. pl.) See Capitulum.

Capitular (n.) An act passed in a chapter.

Capitular (n.) A member of a chapter.

Capitular (n.) The head or prominent part.

Capitular (a.) Of or pertaining to a chapter; capitulary.

Capitular (a.) Growing in, or pertaining to, a capitulum.

Capitular (a.) Pertaining to a capitulum; as, the capitular process of a vertebra, the process which articulates with the capitulum of a rib.

Capitularly (adv.) In the manner or form of an ecclesiastical chapter.

Capitularies (pl. ) of Capitulary

Capitulary (n.) A capitular.

Capitulary (n.) The body of laws or statutes of a chapter, or of an ecclesiastical council.

Capitulary (n.) A collection of laws or statutes, civil and ecclesiastical, esp. of the Frankish kings, in chapters or sections.

Capitulary (a.) Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular.

Capitulated (imp. & p. p.) of Capitulate

Capitulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capitulate

Capitulate (n.) To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree.

Capitulate (n.) To surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under several heads); as, an army or a garrison capitulates.

Capitulate (v. t.) To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions.

Capitulation (n.) A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.

Capitulation (n.) The act of capitulating or surrendering to an emeny upon stipulated terms.

Capitulation (n.) The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

Capitulator (n.) One who capitulates.

Capitule (n.) A summary.

Capitulum (n.) A thick head of flowers on a very short axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum may be either globular or flat.

Capitulum (n.) A knoblike protuberance of any part, esp. at the end of a bone or cartilage. [See Illust. of Artiodactyla.]

Capivi (n.) A balsam of the Spanish West Indies. See Copaiba.

Caple (n.) See Capel.

Caplin (n.) See Capelin.

Caplin (n.) Alt. of Capling

Capling (n.) The cap or coupling of a flail, through which the thongs pass which connect the handle and swingel.

Capnomancy (n.) Divination by means of the ascent or motion of smoke.

Capnomor (n.) A limpid, colorless oil with a peculiar odor, obtained from beech tar.

Capoc (n.) A sort of cotton so short and fine that it can not be spun, used in the East Indies to line palanquins, to make mattresses, etc.

Capoches (pl. ) of Capoch

Capoch (n.) A hood; especially, the hood attached to the gown of a monk.

Capoched (imp. & p. p.) of Capoch

Capoch (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a hood; hence, to hoodwink or blind.

Capon (n.) A castrated cock, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded to improve his flesh for the table.

Capon (v. t.) To castrate; to make a capon of.

Caponet (n.) A young capon.

Caponiere (n.) A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.

Caponize (v. t.) To castrate, as a fowl.

Capot (n.) A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points.

Capotted (imp. & p. p.) of Capot

Capot (v. t.) To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.

Capote (n.) A long cloak or overcoat, especially one with a hood.

Capouch (n. & v. t.) Same as Capoch.

Cappadine (n.) A floss or waste obtained from the cocoon after the silk has been reeled off, used for shag.

Cappaper () See cap, n., also Paper, n.

Cappeak (n.) The front piece of a cap; -- now more commonly called visor.

Cappella (n.) See A cappella.

Capper (n.) One whose business is to make or sell caps.

Capper (n.) A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers [Slang, U. S.].

Capper (n.) An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge.

Capping plane () A plane used for working the upper surface of staircase rails.

Capra (n.) A genus of ruminants, including the common goat.

Caprate (n.) A salt of capric acid.

Capreolate (a.) Having a tendril or tendrils.

Capreoline (a.) Of or pertaining to the roebuck.

Capric (a.) Of or pertaining to capric acid or its derivatives.

Cariccio (n.) A piece in a free form, with frequent digressions from the theme; a fantasia; -- often called caprice.

Cariccio (n.) A caprice; a freak; a fancy.

Capricioso (a.) In a free, fantastic style.

Caprice (v. i.) An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion.

Caprice (v. i.) See Capriccio.

Capricious (a.) Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable.

Capricorn (n.) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See Tropic.

Capricorn (n.) A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.

Caprid (a.) Of or pertaining to the tribe of ruminants of which the goat, or genus Capra, is the type.

Caprification (n.) The practice of hanging, upon the cultivated fig tree, branches of the wild fig infested with minute hymenopterous insects.

Caprifole (n.) The woodbine or honeysuckle.

Caprifoliaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the Honeysuckle family of plants (Caprifoliacae.

Capriform (a.) Having the form of a goat.

Caprigenous (a.) Of the goat kind.

Caprine (a.) Of or pertaining to a goat; as, caprine gambols.

Capriole (v. i.) A leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the hind legs when at the height of the leap.

Capriole (v. i.) A leap or caper, as in dancing.

Capriole (v. i.) To perform a capriole.

Capriped (a.) Having feet like those of a goat.

Caproate (n.) A salt of caproic acid.

Caproic (a.) See under Capric.

Caprylate (n.) A salt of caprylic acid.

Caprylic (a.) See under Capric.

Capsaicin (n.) A colorless crystalline substance extracted from the Capsicum annuum, and giving off vapors of intense acridity.

Capsheaf (n.) The top sheaf of a stack of grain: (fig.) the crowning or finishing part of a thing.

Capsicin (n.) A red liquid or soft resin extracted from various species of capsicum.

Capsicine (n.) A volatile alkaloid extracted from Capsicum annuum or from capsicin.

Capsicum (n.) A genus of plants of many species, producing capsules or dry berries of various forms, which have an exceedingly pungent, biting taste, and when ground form the red or Cayenne pepper of commerce.

Capsized (imp. & p. p.) of Capsize

Capsizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capsize

Capsize (v. t. & i.) To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body.

Capsize (n.) An upset or overturn.

Capsquare (n.) A metal covering plate which passes over the trunnions of a cannon, and holds it in place.

Capstan (n.) A vertical cleated drum or cylinder, revolving on an upright spindle, and surmounted by a drumhead with sockets for bars or levers. It is much used, especially on shipboard, for moving or raising heavy weights or exerting great power by traction upon a rope or cable, passing around the drum. It is operated either by steam power or by a number of men walking around the capstan, each pushing on the end of a lever fixed in its socket.

Capstone (n.) A fossil echinus of the genus Cannulus; -- so called from its supposed resemblance to a cap.

Capsular (a.) Alt. of Capsulary

Capsulary (a.) Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous.

Capsulate (a.) Alt. of Capsulated

Capsulated (a.) Inclosed in a capsule, or as in a chest or box.

Capsule (n.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the poppy, the flax, the lily, etc.

Capsule (n.) A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.

Capsule (n.) a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.

Capsule (n.) A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed.

Capsule (n.) A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ.

Capsule (n.) A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle.

Capsule (n.) A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.

Captain (n.) A head, or chief officer

Captain (n.) The military officer who commands a company, troop, or battery, or who has the rank entitling him to do so though he may be employed on other service.

Captain (n.) An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.

Captain (n.) By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.

Captain (n.) The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.

Captain (n.) One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.

Captain (n.) The foreman of a body of workmen.

Captain (n.) A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.

Captain (n.) A military leader; a warrior.

Captain (v. t.) To act as captain of; to lead.

Captain (a.) Chief; superior.

Captaincy (n.) The rank, post, or commission of a captain.

Captainry (n.) Power, or command, over a certain district; chieftainship.

Captainship (n.) The condition, rank, post, or authority of a captain or chief commander.

Captainship (n.) Military skill; as, to show good captainship.

Captation (n.) A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.

Caption (n.) A caviling; a sophism.

Caption (n.) The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process.

Caption (n.) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed.

Caption (n.) The heading of a chapter, section, or page.

Captious (a.) Apt to catch at faults; disposed to find fault or to cavil; eager to object; difficult to please.

Captious (a.) Fitted to harass, perplex, or insnare; insidious; troublesome.

Captiously (adv.) In a captious manner.

Captiousness (n.) Captious disposition or manner.

Captivated (imp. & p. p.) of Captivate

Captivating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Captivate

Captivate (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.

Captivate (v. t.) To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts.

Captivate (p. a.) Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.

Captivating (a.) Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles.

Captivation (n.) The act of captivating.

Captive (n.) A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.

Captive (n.) One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.

Captive (a.) Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.

Captive (a.) Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.

Captive (a.) Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.

Captived (imp. & p. p.) of Captive

Captiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Captive

Captive (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture.

Captivity (n.) The state of being a captive or a prisoner.

Captivity (n.) A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.

Captor (n.) One who captures any person or thing, as a prisoner or a prize.

Capture (n.) The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.

Capture (n.) The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

Capture (n.) The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.

Captured (imp. & p. p.) of Capture

Capturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capture

Capture (v. t.) To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.

Capuccio (n.) A capoch or hood.

Capuched (a.) Cover with, or as with, a hood.

Capuchin (n.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis.

Capuchin (n.) A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks.

Capuchin (n.) A long-tailed South American monkey (Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monk's cowl, the rest being of a grayish white; -- called also capucine monkey, weeper, sajou, sapajou, and sai.

Capuchin (n.) Other species of Cabus, as C. fatuellus (the brown or horned capucine.), C. albifrons (the cararara), and C. apella.

Capuchin (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.

Capucine (n.) See Capuchin, 3.

Capulet (n.) Same as Capellet.

Capulin (n.) The Mexican cherry (Prunus Capollin).

Capita (pl. ) of Caput

Caput (n.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.

Caput (n.) The top or superior part of a thing.

Caput (n.) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Capybara (n.) A large South American rodent (Hydrochaerus capybara) Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is related; -- called also cabiai and water hog.

Car (n.) A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.

Car (n.) A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.

Car (n.) A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.

Car (n.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.

Car (n.) The cage of a lift or elevator.

Car (n.) The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.

Car (n.) A floating perforated box for living fish.

Carabid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the genus Carbus or family Carabidae.

Carabid (n.) One of the Carabidae, a family of active insectivorous beetles.

Carabine (n.) A carbine.

Carabineer (n.) A carbineer.

Caraboid (a.) Like, or pertaining to the genus Carabus.

Carabus (n.) A genus of ground beetles, including numerous species. They devour many injurious insects.

Carac (n.) See Carack.

Caracal (n.) A lynx (Felis, or Lynx, caracal.) It is a native of Africa and Asia. Its ears are black externally, and tipped with long black hairs.

Caracara (n.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called carrion buzzards.

Carack (n.) A kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East India trade; a galleon.

Caracole (n.) A half turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or the left.

Caracole (n.) A staircase in a spiral form.

Caracoled (imp. & p. p.) of Caracole

Caracole (v. i.) To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel.

Caracoly (n.) An alloy of gold, silver, and copper, of which an inferior quality of jewelry is made.

Caracore (n.) Alt. of Caracora

Caracora (n.) A light vessel or proa used by the people of Borneo, etc., and by the Dutch in the East Indies.

Carafe (n.) A glass water bottle for the table or toilet; -- called also croft.

Carageen (n.) Alt. of Caragheen

Caragheen (n.) See Carrageen.

Carambola (n.) An East Indian tree (Averrhoa Carambola), and its acid, juicy fruit; called also Coromandel gooseberry.

Caramel (n.) Burnt sugar; a brown or black porous substance obtained by heating sugar. It is soluble in water, and is used for coloring spirits, gravies, etc.

Caramel (n.) A kind of confectionery, usually a small cube or square of tenacious paste, or candy, of varying composition and flavor.

Carangoid (a.) Belonging to the Carangidae, a family of fishes allied to the mackerels, and including the caranx, American bluefish, and the pilot fish.

Caranx (n.) A genus of fishes, common on the Atlantic coast, including the yellow or golden mackerel.

Carapace (n.) The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.

Carapato (n.) A south American tick of the genus Amblyomma. There are several species, very troublesome to man and beast.

Carapax (n.) See Carapace.

Carat (n.) The weight by which precious stones and pearls are weighed.

Carat (n.) A twenty-fourth part; -- a term used in estimating the proportionate fineness of gold.

Caravan (n.) A company of travelers, pilgrims, or merchants, organized and equipped for a long journey, or marching or traveling together, esp. through deserts and countries infested by robbers or hostile tribes, as in Asia or Africa.

Caravan (n.) A large, covered wagon, or a train of such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an itinerant show, as of wild beasts.

Caravan (n.) A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van.

Caravaneer (n.) The leader or driver of the camels in caravan.

Caravansaries (pl. ) of Caravansary

Caravansary (n.) A kind of inn, in the East, where caravans rest at night, being a large, rude, unfurnished building, surrounding a court.

Caravel (n.) A name given to several kinds of vessels.

Caravel (n.) The caravel of the 16th century was a small vessel with broad bows, high, narrow poop, four masts, and lateen sails. Columbus commanded three caravels on his great voyage.

Caravel (n.) A Portuguese vessel of 100 or 150 tons burden.

Caravel (n.) A small fishing boat used on the French coast.

Caravel (n.) A Turkish man-of-war.

Caraway (n.) A biennial plant of the Parsley family (Carum Carui). The seeds have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. They are used in cookery and confectionery, and also in medicine as a carminative.

Caraway (n.) A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.

Carbamic (a.) Pertaining to an acid so called.

Carbamide (n.) The technical name for urea.

Carbamine (n.) An isocyanide of a hydrocarbon radical. The carbamines are liquids, usually colorless, and of unendurable odor.

Carbanil (n.) A mobile liquid, CO.N.C6H5, of pungent odor. It is the phenyl salt of isocyanic acid.

Carbazol (n.) A white crystallized substance, C12H8NH, derived from aniline and other amines.

Carbazotate (n.) A salt of carbazotic or picric acid; a picrate.

Carbazotic (a.) Containing, or derived from, carbon and nitrogen.

Carbide (n.) A binary compound of carbon with some other element or radical, in which the carbon plays the part of a negative; -- formerly termed carburet.

Carbimide (n.) The technical name for isocyanic acid. See under Isocyanic.

Carbine (n.) A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.

Carbineer (n.) A soldier armed with a carbine.

Carbinol (n.) Methyl alcohol, CH3OH; -- also, by extension, any one in the homologous series of paraffine alcohols of which methyl alcohol is the type.

Carbohydrate (n.) One of a group of compounds including the sugars, starches, and gums, which contain six (or some multiple of six) carbon atoms, united with a variable number of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, but with the two latter always in proportion as to form water; as dextrose, C6H12O6.

Carbohydride (n.) A hydrocarbon.

Carbolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid derived from coal tar and other sources; as, carbolic acid (called also phenic acid, and phenol). See Phenol.

Carbolize (v. t.) To apply carbolic acid to; to wash or treat with carbolic acid.

Carbon (n.) An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is combustible, and forms the base of lampblack and charcoal, and enters largely into mineral coals. In its pure crystallized state it constitutes the diamond, the hardest of known substances, occuring in monometric crystals like the octahedron, etc. Another modification is graphite, or blacklead, and in this it is soft, and occurs in hexagonal prisms or tables. When united with oxygen it forms carbon dioxide, commonly called carbonic acid, or carbonic oxide, according to the proportions of the oxygen; when united with hydrogen, it forms various compounds called hydrocarbons. Compare Diamond, and Graphite.

Carbonaceous (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or composed of, carbon.

Carbonade (n.) Alt. of Carbonado

Carbonado (n.) Flesh, fowl, etc., cut across, seasoned, and broiled on coals; a chop.

Carbonadoed (imp. & p. p.) of Carbonade

Carbonadoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carbonade

Carbonado (v. t.) Alt. of Carbonade

Carbonade (v. t.) To cut (meat) across for frying or broiling; to cut or slice and broil.

Carbonade (v. t.) To cut or hack, as in fighting.

Carbonadoes (pl. ) of Carbonado

Carbonado (n.) A black variety of diamond, found in Brazil, and used for diamond drills. It occurs in irregular or rounded fragments, rarely distinctly crystallized, with a texture varying from compact to porous.

Carbonarism (n.) The principles, practices, or organization of the Carbonari.

Carbonari (pl. ) of Carbonaro

Carbonaro (n.) A member of a secret political association in Italy, organized in the early part of the nineteenth centry for the purpose of changing the government into a republic.

Carbonatation (n.) The saturation of defecated beet juice with carbonic acid gas.

Carbonate (n.) A salt or carbonic acid, as in limestone, some forms of lead ore, etc.

Carbonated (a.) Combined or impregnated with carbonic acid.

Carbone (v. t.) To broil. [Obs.] "We had a calf's head carboned".

Carbonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon; as, carbonic oxide.

Carbonide (n.) A carbide.

Carboniferous (a.) Producing or containing carbon or coal.

Carbonization (n.) The act or process of carbonizing.

Carbonized (imp. & p. p.) of Carbonize

Carbonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carbonize

Carbonize (v. t.) To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.

Carbonize (v. t.) To impregnate or combine with carbon, as in making steel by cementation.

Carbonometer (n.) An instrument for detecting and measuring the amount of carbon which is present, or more esp. the amount of carbon dioxide, by its action on limewater or by other means.

Carbonyl (n.) The radical (CO)'', occuring, always combined, in many compounds, as the aldehydes, the ketones, urea, carbonyl chloride, etc.

Carbostyril (n.) A white crystalline substance, C9H6N.OH, of acid properties derived from one of the amido cinnamic acids.

Carboxide (n.) A compound of carbon and oxygen, as carbonyl, with some element or radical; as, potassium carboxide.

Carboxyl (n.) The complex radical, CO.OH, regarded as the essential and characteristic constituent which all oxygen acids of carbon (as formic, acetic, benzoic acids, etc.) have in common; -- called also oxatyl.

Carboy (n.) A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.

Carbuncle (n.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called by the Greeks anthrax; found in the East Indies. When held up to the sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the color of burning coal. The name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has been also given to red spinel and garnet.

Carbuncle (n.) A very painful acute local inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue, esp. of the trunk or back of the neck, characterized by brawny hardness of the affected parts, sloughing of the skin and deeper tissues, and marked constitutional depression. It differs from a boil in size, tendency to spread, and the absence of a central core, and is frequently fatal. It is also called anthrax.

Carbuncle (n.) A charge or bearing supposed to represent the precious stone. It has eight scepters or staves radiating from a common center. Called also escarbuncle.

Carbuncled (a.) Set with carbuncles.

Carbuncled (a.) Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched.

Carbuncular (a.) Belonging to a carbuncle; resembling a carbuncle; red; inflamed.

Carbunculation (n.) The blasting of the young buds of trees or plants, by excessive heat or cold.

Carburet (n.) A carbide. See Carbide

Carbureted (imp. & p. p.) of Carburet

Carburetted () of Carburet

Carbureting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carburet

Carburetting () of Carburet

Carburet (v. t.) To combine or to impregnate with carbon, as by passing through or over a liquid hydrocarbon; to carbonize or carburize.

Carburetant (n.) Any volatile liquid used in charging illuminating gases.

Carbureted (a.) Combined with carbon in the manner of a carburet or carbide.

Carbureted (a.) Saturated or impregnated with some volatile carbon compound; as, water gas is carbureted to increase its illuminating power.

Carburetor (n.) An apparatus in which coal gas, hydrogen, or air is passed through or over a volatile hydrocarbon, in order to confer or increase illuminating power.

Carburization (n.) The act, process, or result of carburizing.

Carburized (imp. & p. p.) of Carburize

Carburizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carburize

Carburize (v. t.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; -- said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on combustible gases by mingling them with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons.

Carcajou (n.) The wolverene; -- also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See Wolverene.

Carcanet (n.) A jeweled chain, necklace, or collar.

Carcase (n.) See Carcass.

Carcasses (pl. ) of Carcass

Carcass (n.) A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.

Carcass (n.) The living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule.

Carcass (n.) The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.

Carcass (n.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc.

Carcavelhos (n.) A sweet wine. See Calcavella.

Carcelage (n.) Prison fees.

Carcel lamp () A French mechanical lamp, for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.

Carceral (a.) Belonging to a prison.

Carcinological (a.) Of or pertaining to carcinology.

Carcinology (n.) The department of zoology which treats of the Crustacea (lobsters, crabs, etc.); -- called also malacostracology and crustaceology.

Carcinoma (n.) A cancer. By some medical writers, the term is applied to an indolent tumor. See Cancer.

Carcinomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to carcinoma.

Carcinosys (n.) The affection of the system with cancer.

Card (n.) A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.

Card (n.) A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.

Card (n.) A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.

Card (n.) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.

Card (n.) An indicator card. See under Indicator.

Carded (imp. & p. p.) of Card

Carding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Card

Card (v. i.) To play at cards; to game.

Card (n.) An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back.

Card (n.) A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.

Card (v. t.) To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.

Card (v. t.) To clean or clear, as if by using a card.

Card (v. t.) To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.

Cardamine (n.) A genus of cruciferous plants, containing the lady's-smock, cuckooflower, bitter cress, meadow cress, etc.

Cardamom (n.) The aromatic fruit, or capsule with its seeds, of several plants of the Ginger family growing in the East Indies and elsewhere, and much used as a condiment, and in medicine.

Cardamom (n.) A plant which produces cardamoms, esp. Elettaria Cardamomum and several species of Amomum.

Cardboard (n.) A stiff compact pasteboard of various qualities, for making cards, etc., often having a polished surface.

Cardcase (n.) A case for visiting cards.

Cardecu (n.) A quarter of a crown.

Carder (n.) One who, or that which cards wool flax, etc.

Cardia (n.) The heart.

Cardia (n.) The anterior or cardiac orifice of the stomach, where the esophagus enters it.

Cardiac (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach.

Cardiac (a.) Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.

Cardiac (n.) A medicine which excites action in the stomach; a cardial.

Cardiacal (a.) Cardiac.

Cardiacle (n.) A pain about the heart.

Cardiagraph (n.) See Cardiograph.

Cardialgla (n.) Alt. of Cardialgy

Cardialgy (n.) A burning or gnawing pain, or feeling of distress, referred to the region of the heart, accompanied with cardiac palpitation; heartburn. It is usually a symptom of indigestion.

Cardigan jacket () A warm jacket of knit worsted with or without sleeves.

Cardinal (a.) Of fundamental importance; preeminent; superior; chief; principal.

Cardinal (a.) One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope's council, or the sacred college.

Cardinal (a.) A woman's short cloak with a hood.

Cardinal (a.) Mulled red wine.

Cardinalate (n.) The office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.

Cardinalize (v. t.) To exalt to the office of a cardinal.

Cardinalship (n.) The condition, dignity, of office of a cardinal

Carding (a.) The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under Card, v. t.

Carding (v. t.) A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine.

Cardiograph (n.) An instrument which, when placed in contact with the chest, will register graphically the comparative duration and intensity of the heart's movements.

Cardiographic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or produced by, a cardiograph.

Cardioid (n.) An algebraic curve, so called from its resemblance to a heart.

Cardioinhibitory (a.) Checking or arresting the heart's action.

Cardiolgy (n.) The science which treats of the heart and its functions.

Cardiometry (n.) Measurement of the heart, as by percussion or auscultation.

Cardiosphygmograph (n.) A combination of cardiograph and sphygmograph.

Carditis (n.) Inflammation of the fleshy or muscular substance of the heart. See Endocarditis and Pericarditis.

Cardines (pl. ) of Cardo

Cardo (n.) The basal joint of the maxilla in insects.

Cardo (n.) The hinge of a bivalve shell.

Cardol (n.) A yellow oily liquid, extracted from the shell of the cashew nut.

Cardoon (n.) A large herbaceous plant (Cynara Cardunculus) related to the artichoke; -- used in cookery and as a salad.

Care (n.) A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.

Care (n.) Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity.

Care (n.) Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care.

Care (n.) The object of watchful attention or anxiety.

Cared (imp. & p. p.) of Care

Caring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Care

Care (n.) To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure.

Careened (imp. & p. p.) of Careen

Careening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Careen

Careen (v. t.) To cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water line; to case to be off the keel.

Careen (v. i.) To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel.

Careenage (n.) Expense of careening ships.

Careenage (n.) A place for careening.

Career (n.) A race course: the ground run over.

Career (n.) A running; full speed; a rapid course.

Career (n.) General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier.

Career (n.) The flight of a hawk.

Careered (imp. & p. p.) of Career

Careering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Career

Career (v. i.) To move or run rapidly.

Careful (a.) Full of care; anxious; solicitous.

Careful (a.) Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.

Careful (a.) Taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; -- often followed by of, for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right.

Carefully (adv.) In a careful manner.

Carefulness (n.) Quality or state of being careful.

Careless (a.) Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.

Careless (a.) Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.

Careless (a.) Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless expression.

Careless (a.) Not receiving care; uncared for.

Carelessly (adv.) In a careless manner.

Carelessness (n.) The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligenece; inattention.

Carene (n.) A fast of forty days on bread and water.

Caress (n.) An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.

Caressed (imp. & p. p.) of Caress

Caressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caress

Caress (n.) To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.

Caressingly (ad.) In caressing manner.

Caret (n.) A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is interlined above, or inserted in the margin, which belongs in the place marked by the caret.

Caret (n.) The hawkbill turtle. See Hawkbill.

Caretuned (a.) Weary; mournful.

Careworn (a.) Worn or burdened with care; as, careworn look or face.

Carex (n.) A numerous and widely distributed genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the order Cypreaceae; the sedges.

Carf () pret. of Carve.

Cargason (n.) A cargo.

Cargoes (pl. ) of Cargo

Cargo (n.) The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.

Cargoose (n.) A species of grebe (Podiceps crisratus); the crested grebe.

Cariama (n.) A large, long-legged South American bird (Dicholophus cristatus) which preys upon snakes, etc. See Seriema.

Caries (pl. ) of Carib

Carib (n.) A native of the Caribbee islands or the coasts of the Caribbean sea; esp., one of a tribe of Indians inhabiting a region of South America, north of the Amazon, and formerly most of the West India islands.

Caribbean (a.) Alt. of Caribbee

Caribbee (a.) Of or pertaining to the Caribs, to their islands (the eastern and southern West Indies), or to the sea (called the Caribbean sea) lying between those islands and Central America.

Caribbee (n.) A Carib.

Caribe (n.) A south American fresh water fish of the genus Serrasalmo of many species, remarkable for its voracity. When numerous they attack man or beast, often with fatal results.

Caribou (n.) The American reindeer, especially the common or woodland species (Rangifer Caribou).

Caricature (v. t.) An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.

Caricature (v. t.) A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody.

Caricatured (imp. & p. p.) of Caricature

Caricaturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caricature

Caricature (v. t.) To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.

Caricaturist (n.) One who caricatures.

Caricous (a.) Of the shape of a fig; as, a caricous tumor.

Caries (n.) Ulceration of bone; a process in which bone disintegrates and is carried away piecemeal, as distinguished from necrosis, in which it dies in masses.

Carillon (n.) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.

Carillon (n.) A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.

Carina (n.) A keel

Carina (n.) That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification

Carina (n.) A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.

Carina (n.) The keel of the breastbone of birds.

Carinaria (n.) A genus of oceanic heteropod Mollusca, having a thin, glassy, bonnet-shaped shell, which covers only the nucleus and gills.

Carinatae (n. pl.) A grand division of birds, including all existing flying birds; -- So called from the carina or keel on the breastbone.

Carinate (a.) Alt. of Carinated

Carinated (a.) Shaped like the keel or prow of a ship; having a carina or keel; as, a carinate calyx or leaf; a carinate sternum (of a bird).

Cariole (n.) A small, light, open one-horse carriage

Cariole (n.) A covered cart

Cariole (n.) A kind of calash. See Carryall.

Cariopsis (n.) See Caryopsis.

Cariosity (n.) Caries.

Carious (a.) Affected with caries; decaying; as, a carious tooth.

Cark (n.) A noxious or corroding care; solicitude; worry.

Cark (v. i.) To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubles in mind; to worry or grieve.

Cark (v. t.) To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry.

Carkanet (n.) A carcanet.

Carking (a.) Distressing; worrying; perplexing; corroding; as, carking cares.

Carl (n.) A rude, rustic man; a churl.

Carl (n.) Large stalks of hemp which bear the seed; -- called also carl hemp.

Carl (n.) A kind of food. See citation, below.

Carlin (n.) An old woman.

Carline (n.) Alt. of Caroline

Caroline (n.) A silver coin once current in some parts of Italy, worth about seven cents.

Carline (n.) Alt. of Carling

Carling (n.) A short timber running lengthwise of a ship, from one transverse desk beam to another; also, one of the cross timbers that strengthen a hath; -- usually in pl.

Carline thistle () A prickly plant of the genus Carlina (C. vulgaris), found in Europe and Asia.

Carlings (n. pl.) Same as Carl, 3.

Carlist (n.) A partisan of Charles X. of France, or of Don Carlos of Spain.

Carlock (n.) A sort of Russian isinglass, made from the air bladder of the sturgeon, and used in clarifying wine.

Carlot (n.) A churl; a boor; a peasant or countryman.

Carlovingian (a.) Pertaining to, founded by, of descended from, Charlemagne; as, the Carlovingian race of kings.

Carmagnole (n.) A popular or Red Rebublican song and dance, of the time of the first French Revolution.

Carmagnole (n.) A bombastic report from the French armies.

Carman (n.) A man whose employment is to drive, or to convey goods in, a car or car.

Carmelite (a.) Alt. of Carmelin

Carmelin (a.) Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.

Carmelite (n.) A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.

Carmelite (n.) A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.

Carminated (a.) Of, relating to, or mixed with, carmine; as, carminated lake.

Carminative (a.) Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic.

Carminative (n.) A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.

Carmine (n.) A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.

Carmine (n.) A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.

Carmine (n.) The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called also carminic acid.

Carminic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or derived from, carmine.

Carmot (n.) The matter of which the philosopher's stone was believed to be composed.

Carnage (n.) Flesh of slain animals or men.

Carnage (n.) Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.

Carnal (a.) Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual.

Carnal (a.) Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody.

Carnalism (n.) The state of being carnal; carnality; sensualism.

Carnalist (n.) A sensualist.

Carnality (n.) The state of being carnal; fleshly lust, or the indulgence of lust; grossness of mind.

Carnalized (imp. & p. p.) of Carnalize

Carnalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carnalize

Carnalize (v. t.) To make carnal; to debase to carnality.

Carnallite (n.) A hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, sometimes found associated with deposits of rock salt.

Carnally (adv.) According to the flesh, to the world, or to human nature; in a manner to gratify animal appetites and lusts; sensually.

Carnal-minded (a.) Worldly-minded.

Carnal-mindedness (n.) Grossness of mind.

Carnary (n.) A vault or crypt in connection with a church, used as a repository for human bones disintered from their original burial places; a charnel house.

Carnassial (a.) Adapted to eating flesh.

Carnassial (n.) A carnassial tooth; especially, the last premolar in many carnivores.

Carnate (a.) Invested with, or embodied in, flesh.

Carnation (n.) The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.

Carnation (n.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.

Carnation (n.) A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.

Carnationed (a.) Having a flesh color.

Carnauba (n.) The Brazilian wax palm. See Wax palm.

Carnelian (n.) A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, flesh red, or reddish white color. It is moderately hard, capable of a good polish, and often used for seals.

Carneous (a.) Consisting of, or like, flesh; carnous; fleshy.

Carney (n.) A disease of horses, in which the mouth is so furred that the afflicted animal can not eat.

Carnifex (n.) The public executioner at Rome, who executed persons of the lowest rank; hence, an executioner or hangman.

Carnification (n.) The act or process of turning to flesh, or to a substance resembling flesh.

Carnify (v. i.) To form flesh; to become like flesh.

Carnin (n.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance, found in extract of meat, and related to xanthin.

Carnival (n.) A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.

Carnival (n.) Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.

Carnivora (n. pl.) An order of Mammallia including the lion, tiger, wolf bear, seal, etc. They are adapted by their structure to feed upon flesh, though some of them, as the bears, also eat vegetable food. The teeth are large and sharp, suitable for cutting flesh, and the jaws powerful.

Carnivoracity (n.) Greediness of appetite for flesh.

Carnivore (n.) One of the Carnivora.

Carnivorous (a.) Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; (c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics.

Carnose (a.) Alt. of Carnous

Carnous (a.) Of or pertaining to flesh; fleshy.

Carnous (a.) Of a fleshy consistence; -- applied to succulent leaves, stems, etc.

Carnosity (n.) A fleshy excrescence; esp. a small excrescence or fungous growth.

Carnosity (n.) Fleshy substance or quality; fleshy covering.

Carob (n.) An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.

Carob (n.) One of the long, sweet, succulent, pods of the carob tree, which are used as food for animals and sometimes eaten by man; -- called also St. John's bread, carob bean, and algaroba bean.

Caroche (n.) A kind of pleasure carriage; a coach.

Caroched (a.) Placed in a caroche.

Caroigne (n.) Dead body; carrion.

Carol (n.) A round dance.

Carol (n.) A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay.

Carol (n.) A song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol.

Carol (n.) Joyful music, as of a song.

Caroled (imp. & p. p.) of Carol

Carolled () of Carol

Caroling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carol

Carolling () of Carol

Carol (v. t.) To praise or celebrate in song.

Carol (v. t.) To sing, especially with joyful notes.

Carol (v. i.) To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.

Carol (n.) Alt. of Carrol

Carrol (n.) A small closet or inclosure built against a window on the inner side, to sit in for study. The word was used as late as the 16th century.

Carolin (n.) A former gold coin of Germany worth nearly five dollars; also, a gold coin of Sweden worth nearly five dollars.

Carolina pink () See Pinkboot.

Caroline (n.) A coin. See Carline.

Caroling (n.) A song of joy or devotion; a singing, as of carols.

Carolinian (n.) A native or inhabitant of north or South Carolina.

Carolitic (a.) Adorned with sculptured leaves and branches.

Caroluses (pl. ) of Carolus

Caroli (pl. ) of Carolus

Carolus (n.) An English gold coin of the value of twenty or twenty-three shillings. It was first struck in the reign of Charles I.

Carom (n.) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball. In England it is called cannon.

Carom (v. i.) To make a carom.

Caromel (n.) See Caramel.

Caroteel (n.) A tierce or cask for dried fruits, etc., usually about 700 lbs.

Carotic (a.) Of or pertaining to stupor; as, a carotic state.

Carotic (a.) Carotid; as, the carotic arteries.

Carotid (n.) One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [See Illust. of Aorta.]

Carotid (a.) Alt. of Carotidal

Carotidal (a.) Pertaining to, or near, the carotids or one of them; as, the carotid gland.

Carotin (n.) A red crystallizable tasteless substance, extracted from the carrot.

Carousal (n.) A jovial feast or festival; a drunken revel; a carouse.

Carouse (n.) A large draught of liquor.

Carouse (n.) A drinking match; a carousal.

Caroused (imp. & p. p.) of Carouse

Carousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carouse

Carouse (v. i.) To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.

Carouse (v. t.) To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.

Carouser (n.) One who carouses; a reveler.

Carousing (a.) That carouses; relating to a carouse.

Carousingly (adv.) In the manner of a carouser.

Carped (imp. & p. p.) of Carp

Carping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carp

Carp (v. i.) To talk; to speak; to prattle.

Carp (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.

Carp (v. t.) To say; to tell.

Carp (v. t.) To find fault with; to censure.

Carp (pl. ) of Carp

Carps (pl. ) of Carp

Carp (n.) A fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.

Carpal (a.) Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist.

Carpal (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; a carpale.

Carpalia (pl. ) of Carpale

Carpale (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; esp. one of the series articulating with the metacarpals.

Carpathian (a.) Of or pertaining to a range of mountains in Austro-Hungary, called the Carpathians, which partially inclose Hungary on the north, east, and south.

Carpel (n.) Alt. of Carpellum

Carpellum (n.) A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See Illust of Carpaphore.

Carpellary (a.) Belonging to, forming, or containing carpels.

Carpenter (n.) An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.

Carpentering (n.) The occupation or work of a carpenter; the act of working in timber; carpentry.

Carpentry (n.) The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings.

Carpentry (n.) An assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.

Carper (n.) One who carps; a caviler.

Carpet (n.) A heavy woven or felted fabric, usually of wool, but also of cotton, hemp, straw, etc.; esp. a floor covering made in breadths to be sewed together and nailed to the floor, as distinguished from a rug or mat; originally, also, a wrought cover for tables.

Carpet (n.) A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.

Carpeted (imp. & p. p.) of Carpet

Carpeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carpet

Carpet (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets.

Carpetbag (n.) A portable bag for travelers; -- so called because originally made of carpet.

Carpetbagger (n.) An adventurer; -- a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War (1865).

Carpeting (n.) The act of covering with carpets.

Carpeting (n.) Cloth or materials for carpets; carpets, in general.

Carpetless (a.) Without a carpet.

Carpetmonger (n.) One who deals in carpets; a buyer and seller of carpets.

Carpetmonger (n.) One fond of pleasure; a gallant.

Carpetway (n.) A border of greensward left round the margin of a plowed field.

Carphology (n.) See Floccillation.

Carping (a.) Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious.

Carpintero (n.) A california woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larvae, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.

Carpogenic (a.) Productive of fruit, or causing fruit to be developed.

Carpolite (n.) A general term for a fossil fruit, nut, or seed.

Carpological (a.) Of or pertaining to carpology.

Carpologist (n.) One who describes fruits; one versed in carpology.

Carpology (n.) That branch of botany which relates to the structure of seeds and fruit.

Carpophagous (a.) Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.

Carpophore (n.) A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.

Carpophyll (n.) A leaf converted into a fruit or a constituent portion of a fruit; a carpel. [See Illust. of Gymnospermous.]

Carpophyte (n.) A flowerless plant which forms a true fruit as the result of fertilization, as the red seaweeds, the Ascomycetes, etc.

Carpospore (n.) A kind of spore formed in the conceptacles of red algae.

Carpi (pl. ) of Carpus

Carpus (n.) The wrist; the bones or cartilages between the forearm, or antibrachium, and the hand or forefoot; in man, consisting of eight short bones disposed in two rows.

Carrack (n.) See Carack.

Carrageen (n.) Alt. of Carrigeen

Carrigeen (n.) A small, purplish, branching, cartilaginous seaweed (Chondrus crispus), which, when bleached, is the Irish moss of commerce.

Carrancha (n.) The Brazilian kite (Polyborus Brasiliensis); -- so called in imitation of its notes.

Carraway (n.) See Caraway.

Carrel (n.) See Quarrel, an arrow.

Carrel (n.) Same as 4th Carol.

Carriable (a.) Capable of being carried.

Carriage (n.) That which is carried; burden; baggage.

Carriage (n.) The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.

Carriage (n.) The price or expense of carrying.

Carriage (n.) That which carries of conveys,

Carriage (n.) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort.

Carriage (n.) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage.

Carriage (n.) A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part.

Carriage (n.) A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage.

Carriage (n.) The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.

Carriage (n.) The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.

Carriageable (a.) Passable by carriages; that can be conveyed in carriages.

Carriboo (n.) See Caribou.

Carrick (n.) A carack. See Carack.

Carrier (n.) One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.

Carrier (n.) One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.

Carrier (n.) That which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.

Carrion (n.) The dead and putrefying body or flesh of an animal; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food.

Carrion (n.) A contemptible or worthless person; -- a term of reproach.

Carrion (a.) Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.

Carrol (n.) See 4th Carol.

Carrom (n.) See Carom.

Carronade (n.) A kind of short cannon, formerly in use, designed to throw a large projectile with small velocity, used for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, rather than piercing, the object aimed at, as the side of a ship. It has no trunnions, but is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its under side.

Carron oil () A lotion of linseed oil and lime water, used as an application to burns and scalds; -- first used at the Carron iron works in Scotland.

Carrot (n.) An umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties.

Carrot (n.) The esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle-shaped, and of a reddish yellow color.

Carroty (a.) Like a carrot in color or in taste; -- an epithet given to reddish yellow hair, etc.

Carrow (n.) A strolling gamester.

Carried (imp. & p. p.) of Carry

Carrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carry

Carry (v. t.) To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.

Carry (v. t.) To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.

Carry (v. t.) To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.

Carry (v. t.) To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.

Carry (v. t.) To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.

Carry (v. t.) To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election.

Carry (v. t.) To get possession of by force; to capture.

Carry (v. t.) To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.

Carry (v. t.) To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns.

Carry (v. t.) To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.

Carry (v. i.) To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.

Carry (v. i.) To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.

Carry (v. i.) To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.

Carry (v. i.) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.

Carries (pl. ) of Carry

Carry (n.) A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.

Carryall (n.) A light covered carriage, having four wheels and seats for four or more persons, usually drawn by one horse.

Carrying (n.) The act or business of transporting from one place to another.

Carryk (n.) A carack.

Carrytale (n.) A talebearer.

Carse (n.) Low, fertile land; a river valley.

Cart (n.) A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot.

Cart (n.) A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles.

Cart (n.) A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc.

Cart (n.) An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.

Carted (imp. & p. p.) of Cart

Carting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cart

Cart (v. t.) To carry or convey in a cart.

Cart (v. t.) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.

Cart (v. i.) To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.

Cartage (n.) The act of carrying in a cart.

Cartage (n.) The price paid for carting.

Cartbote (n.) Wood to which a tenant is entitled for making and repairing carts and other instruments of husbandry.

Carte (n.) Bill of fare.

Carte (n.) Short for Carte de visite.

Carte (n.) Alt. of Quarte

Quarte (n.) A position in thrusting or parrying, with the inside of the hand turned upward and the point of the weapon toward the adversary's right breast.

Carte blanche () A blank paper, with a person's signature, etc., at the bottom, given to another person, with permission to superscribe what conditions he pleases. Hence: Unconditional terms; unlimited authority.

Cartes de visite (pl. ) of Carte de visite

Carte de visite () A visiting card.

Carte de visite () A photographic picture of the size formerly in use for a visiting card.

Cartel (n.) An agreement between belligerents for the exchange of prisoners.

Cartel (n.) A letter of defiance or challenge; a challenge to single combat.

Cartel (v. t.) To defy or challenge.

Carter (n.) A charioteer.

Carter (n.) A man who drives a cart; a teamster.

Carter (n.) Any species of Phalangium; -- also called harvestman

Carter (n.) A British fish; the whiff.

Cartesian (a.) Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Rene Descartes, or his philosophy.

Cartesian (n.) An adherent of Descartes.

Cartesianism (n.) The philosophy of Descartes.

Carthaginian (a.) Of a pertaining to ancient Carthage, a city of northern Africa.

Carthaginian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Carthage.

Carthamin (n.) A red coloring matter obtained from the safflower, or Carthamus tinctorius.

Carthusian (n.) A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St. Bruno, in the year 1086.

Carthusian (a.) Pertaining to the Carthusian.

Cartilage (n.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.

Cartilagineous (a.) See Cartilaginous.

Cartilaginification (n.) The act or process of forming cartilage.

Cartilaginous (a.) Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough like cartilage.

Cartilaginous (a.) Having the skeleton in the state of cartilage, the bones containing little or no calcareous matter; said of certain fishes, as the sturgeon and the sharks.

Cartman (n.) One who drives or uses a cart; a teamster; a carter.

Cartographer (n.) One who makes charts or maps.

Cartographic (a.) Alt. of Cartographical

Cartographical (a.) Of or pertaining to cartography.

Cartographically (adv.) By cartography.

Cartography (n.) The art or business of forming charts or maps.

Cartomancy (n.) The art of telling fortunes with cards.

Carton (n.) Pasteboard for paper boxes; also, a pasteboard box.

Cartoon (n.) A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a model for transferring or copying; -- used in the making of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as, the cartoons of Raphael.

Cartoon (n.) A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of "Puck."

Cartoonist (n.) One skilled in drawing cartoons.

Cartouches (pl. ) of Cartouch

Cartouch (n.) A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge

Cartouch (n.) A cartridge box.

Cartouch (n.) A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.

Cartouch (n.) A gunner's bag for ammunition

Cartouch (n.) A military pass for a soldier on furlough.

Cartouch (n.) A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper

Cartouch (n.) A tablet for ornament, or for receiving an inscription, formed like a sheet of paper with the edges rolled up; hence, any tablet of ornamental form.

Cartouch (n.) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.

Cartridge (n.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material.

Cartularies (pl. ) of Cartulary

Cartulary (n.) A register, or record, as of a monastery or church.

Cartulary (n.) An ecclesiastical officer who had charge of records or other public papers.

Cartway (n.) A way or road for carts.

Cartwright (n.) An artificer who makes carts; a cart maker.

Carucage (n.) A tax on every plow or plowland.

Carucage (n.) The act of plowing.

Carucate (n.) A plowland; as much land as one team can plow in a year and a day; -- by some said to be about 100 acres.

Caruncle (n.) Alt. of Caruncula

Caruncula (n.) A small fleshy prominence or excrescence; especially the small, reddish body, the caruncula lacrymalis, in the inner angle of the eye.

Caruncula (n.) An excrescence or appendage surrounding or near the hilum of a seed.

Caruncula (n.) A naked, flesh appendage, on the head of a bird, as the wattles of a turkey, etc.

Caruncular (a.) Alt. of Carunculous

Carunculous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a caruncle; furnished with caruncles.

Carunculate (a.) Alt. of Carunculated

Carunculated (a.) Having a caruncle or caruncles; caruncular.

Carus (n.) Coma with complete insensibility; deep lethargy.

Carvacrol (n.) A thick oily liquid, C10H13.OH, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).

Carved (imp. & p. p.) of Carve

Carving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carve

Carve (v. t.) To cut.

Carve (v. t.) To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.

Carve (v. t.) To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.

Carve (v. t.) To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.

Carve (v. t.) To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.

Carve (v. t.) To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.

Carve (v. t.) To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.

Carve (v. i.) To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.

Carve (v. i.) To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.

Carve (n.) A carucate.

Carvel (n.) Same as Caravel.

Carvel (n.) A species of jellyfish; sea blubber.

Carvelbuilt (a.) Having the planks meet flush at the seams, instead of lapping as in a clinker-built vessel.

Carven (a.) Wrought by carving; ornamented by carvings; carved.

Carvene (n.) An oily substance, C10H16, extracted from oil caraway.

Carver (n.) One who carves; one who shapes or fashions by carving, or as by carving; esp. one who carves decorative forms, architectural adornments, etc.

Carver (n.) One who carves or divides meat at table.

Carver (n.) A large knife for carving.

Carving (n.) The act or art of one who carves.

Carving (n.) A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material.

Carving (n.) The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.

Carvist (n.) A hawk which is of proper age and training to be carried on the hand; a hawk in its first year.

Carvol (n.) One of a species of aromatic oils, resembling carvacrol.

Car wheel () A flanged wheel of a railway car or truck.

Caryatic (a.) Alt. of Caryatid

Caryatid (a.) Of or pertaining to a caryatid.

Caryatids (pl. ) of Caryatid

Caryatid (n.) A draped female figure supporting an entablature, in the place of a column or pilaster.

Caryatides (n. pl.) Caryatids.

Caryophyllaceous (a.) Having corollas of five petals with long claws inclosed in a tubular, calyx, as the pink

Caryophyllaceous (a.) Belonging to the family of which the pink and the carnation are the types.

Caryophyllin (n.) A tasteless and odorless crystalline substance, extracted from cloves, polymeric with common camphor.

Caryophyllous (a.) Caryophyllaceous.

Caryopses (pl. ) of Caryopsis

Caryopsis (n.) A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, barley, etc.

Casal (a.) Of or pertaining to case; as, a casal ending.

Cascabel (n.) The projection in rear of the breech of a cannon, usually a knob or breeching loop connected with the gun by a neck. In old writers it included all in rear of the base ring. [See Illust. of Cannon.]

Cascade (n.) A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract.

Cascade (v. i.) To fall in a cascade.

Cascade (v. i.) To vomit.

Cascalho (n.) A deposit of pebbles, gravel, and ferruginous sand, in which the Brazilian diamond is usually found.

Cascara sagrada () Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn (Rhamnus Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative.

Cascarilla (n.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton Eleutheria); also, its aromatic bark.

Cascarillin (n.) A white, crystallizable, bitter substance extracted from oil of cascarilla.

Case (n.) A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.

Case (n.) A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.

Case (n.) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.

Case (n.) An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.

Case (n.) A small fissure which admits water to the workings.

Cased (imp. & p. p.) of Case

Casing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Case

Case (v. t.) To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.

Case (v. t.) To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.

Case (n.) Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.

Case (n.) That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.

Case (n.) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.

Case (n.) The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.

Case (n.) One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.

Case (v. i.) To propose hypothetical cases.

Caseation (n.) A degeneration of animal tissue into a cheesy or curdy mass.

Case-bay (n.) The space between two principals or girders

Case-bay (n.) One of the joists framed between a pair of girders in naked flooring.

Caseharden (v. t.) To subject to a process which converts the surface of iron into steel.

Caseharden (v. t.) To render insensible to good influences.

Casehardened (a.) Having the surface hardened, as iron tools.

Casehardened (a.) Hardened against, or insusceptible to, good influences; rendered callous by persistence in wrongdoing or resistance of good influences; -- said of persons.

Casehardening (n.) The act or process of converting the surface of iron into steel.

Caseic (a.) Of or pertaining to cheese; as, caseic acid.

Casein (n.) A proteid substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly found in milk, and constitutes the main part of the curd separated by rennet; in the vegetable kingdom it is found more or less abundantly in the seeds of leguminous plants. Its reactions resemble those of alkali albumin.

Case knife () A knife carried in a sheath or case.

Case knife () A large table knife; -- so called from being formerly kept in a case.

Casemate (n.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.

Casemate (n.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices.

Casemated (a.) Furnished with, protected by, or built like, a casemate.

Casement (n.) A window sash opening on hinges affixed to the upright side of the frame into which it is fitted. (Poetically) A window.

Casemented (a.) Having a casement or casements.

Caseous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy.

Casern (n.) A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks.

Case shot () A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister.

Caseum (n.) Same as Casein.

Caseworm (n.) A worm or grub that makes for itself a case. See Caddice.

Cash (n.) A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box.

Cash (n.) Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money

Cash (n.) Immediate or prompt payment in current funds; as, to sell goods for cash; to make a reduction in price for cash.

Cashed (imp. & p. p.) of Cash

Casing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cash

Cash (v. t.) To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as, cash a note or an order.

Cash (v. t.) To disband.

Cash (n.sing & pl.) A Chinese coin.

Cashbook (n.) A book in which is kept a register of money received or paid out.

Cashew (n.) A tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the same family which the sumac. It is native in tropical America, but is now naturalized in all tropical countries. Its fruit, a kidney-shaped nut, grows at the extremity of an edible, pear-shaped hypocarp, about three inches long.

Cashier (n.) One who has charge of money; a cash keeper; the officer who has charge of the payments and receipts (moneys, checks, notes), of a bank or a mercantile company.

Cahiered (imp. & p. p.) of Cashier

Cashiering (p. pr. &vb. n.) of Cashier

Cashier (v. t.) To dismiss or discard; to discharge; to dismiss with ignominy from military service or from an office or place of trust.

Cashier (v. t.) To put away or reject; to disregard.

Cashierer (n.) One who rejects, discards, or dismisses; as, a cashierer of monarchs.

Cashmere (n.) A rich stuff for shawls, scarfs, etc., originally made in Cashmere from the soft wool found beneath the hair of the goats of Cashmere, Thibet, and the Himalayas. Some cashmere, of fine quality, is richly embroidered for sale to Europeans.

Cashmere (n.) A dress fabric made of fine wool, or of fine wool and cotton, in imitation of the original cashmere.

Cashmerette (n.) A kind of dress goods, made with a soft and glossy surface like cashmere.

Cashoo (n.) See Catechu.

Casing (n.) The act or process of inclosing in, or covering with, a case or thin substance, as plaster, boards, etc.

Casing (n.) An outside covering, for protection or ornament, or to precent the radiation of heat.

Casing (n.) An inclosing frame; esp. the framework around a door or a window. See Case, n., 4.

Casings (n. pl.) Dried dung of cattle used as fuel.

Casinos (pl. ) of Casino

Casini (pl. ) of Casino

Casino (n.) A small country house.

Casino (n.) A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, gaming, etc.

Casino (n.) A game at cards. See Cassino.

Cask (n.) Same as Casque.

Cask (n.) A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.

Cask (n.) The quantity contained in a cask.

Cask (n.) A casket; a small box for jewels.

Cask (v. t.) To put into a cask.

Casket (n.) A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.

Casket (n.) A kind of burial case.

Casket (n.) Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed

Casket (n.) The body.

Casket (n.) The tomb.

Casket (n.) A book of selections.

Casket (n.) A gasket. See Gasket.

Casket (v. t.) To put into, or preserve in, a casket.

Casque (n.) A piece of defensive or ornamental armor (with or without a vizor) for the head and neck; a helmet.

Cass (v. t.) To render useless or void; to annul; to reject; to send away.

Cassada (n.) See Cassava.

Cassareep (n.) A condiment made from the sap of the bitter cassava (Manihot utilissima) deprived of its poisonous qualities, concentrated by boiling, and flavored with aromatics. See Pepper pot.

Cassate (v. t.) To render void or useless; to vacate or annul.

Cassation (n.) The act of annulling.

Cassava (n.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; -- called also manioc.

Cassava (n.) A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca.

Casse Paper () Broken paper; the outside quires of a ream.

Casserole (n.) A small round dish with a handle, usually of porcelain.

Casserole (n.) A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement) of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste, baked, and afterwards filled with vegetables or meat.

Cassia (n.) A genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species, most of which have purgative qualities. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine.

Cassia (n.) The bark of several species of Cinnamomum grown in China, etc.; Chinese cinnamon. It is imported as cassia, but commonly sold as cinnamon, from which it differs more or less in strength and flavor, and the amount of outer bark attached.

Cassican (n.) An American bird of the genus Cassicus, allied to the starlings and orioles, remarkable for its skillfully constructed and suspended nest; the crested oriole. The name is also sometimes given to the piping crow, an Australian bird.

Cassideous (a.) Helmet-shaped; -- applied to a corolla having a broad, helmet-shaped upper petal, as in aconite.

Cassidony (n.) The French lavender (Lavandula Stoechas)

Cassidony (n.) The goldilocks (Chrysocoma Linosyris) and perhaps other plants related to the genus Gnaphalium or cudweed.

Cassimere (n.) A thin, twilled, woolen cloth, used for men's garments.

Cassinette (n.) A cloth with a cotton warp, and a woof of very fine wool, or wool and silk.

Cassinian ovals () See under Oval.

Cassino (n.) A game at cards, played by two or more persons, usually for twenty-one points.

Cassioberry (n.) The fruit of the Viburnum obovatum, a shrub which grows from Virginia to Florida.

Cassiopeia (n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated between Cepheus and Perseus; -- so called in honor of the wife of Cepheus, a fabulous king of Ethiopia.

Cassiterite (n.) Native tin dioxide; tin stone; a mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals of reddish brown color, and brilliant adamantine luster; also massive, sometimes in compact forms with concentric fibrous structure resembling wood (wood tin), also in rolled fragments or pebbly (Stream tin). It is the chief source of metallic tin. See Black tin, under Black.

Cassius (n.) A brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining porcelain and glass to give a beautiful purple color. Commonly called Purple of Cassius.

Cassock (n.) A long outer garment formerly worn by men and women, as well as by soldiers as part of their uniform.

Cassock (n.) A garment resembling a long frock coat worn by the clergy of certain churches when officiating, and by others as the usually outer garment.

Cassocked (a.) Clothed with a cassock.

Cassolette (n.) a box, or vase, with a perforated cover to emit perfumes.

Cassonade (n.) Raw sugar; sugar not refined.

Cassowaries (pl. ) of Cassowary

Cassowary (n.) A large bird, of the genus Casuarius, found in the east Indies. It is smaller and stouter than the ostrich. Its head is armed with a kind of helmet of horny substance, consisting of plates overlapping each other, and it has a group of long sharp spines on each wing which are used as defensive organs. It is a shy bird, and runs with great rapidity. Other species inhabit New Guinea, Australia, etc.

Cassumunar (n.) Alt. of Cassumuniar

Cassumuniar (n.) A pungent, bitter, aromatic, gingerlike root, obtained from the East Indies.

Cast (imp. & p. p.) of Cast

Casting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cast

Cast (v. t.) To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.

Cast (v. t.) To direct or turn, as the eyes.

Cast (v. t.) To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.

Cast (v. t.) To throw down, as in wrestling.

Cast (v. t.) To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.

Cast (v. t.) To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.

Cast (v. t.) To bring forth prematurely; to slink.

Cast (v. t.) To throw out or emit; to exhale.

Cast (v. t.) To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.

Cast (v. t.) To impose; to bestow; to rest.

Cast (v. t.) To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.

Cast (v. t.) To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope.

Cast (v. t.) To contrive; to plan.

Cast (v. t.) To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages.

Cast (v. t.) To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.

Cast (v. t.) To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets.

Cast (v. t.) To stereotype or electrotype.

Cast (v. t.) To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.

Cast (v. i.) To throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook.

Cast (v. i.) To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh.

Cast (v. i.) To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as, to cast about for reasons.

Cast (v. i.) To calculate; to compute.

Cast (v. i.) To receive form or shape in a mold.

Cast (v. i.) To warp; to become twisted out of shape.

Cast (v. i.) To vomit.

Cast () 3d pres. of Cast, for Casteth.

Cast (n.) The act of casting or throwing; a throw.

Cast (n.) The thing thrown.

Cast (n.) The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown.

Cast (n.) A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture.

Cast (n.) That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected; as, the skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the excrement of a earthworm.

Cast (n.) The act of casting in a mold.

Cast (n.) An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern.

Cast (n.) That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a casting.

Cast (n.) Form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of countenance.

Cast (n.) A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade.

Cast (n.) A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift.

Cast (n.) The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.

Cast (n.) A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand.

Cast (n.) A stoke, touch, or trick.

Cast (n.) A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint.

Cast (n.) A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.

Cast (n.) Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp.

Cast (n.) Contrivance; plot, design.

Castalian (a.) Of or pertaining to Castalia, a mythical fountain of inspiration on Mt. Parnassus sacred to the Muses.

Castanea (n.) A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.

Castanet (n.) See Castanets.

Castanets (n. pl.) Two small, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, fastened to the thumb, and beaten together with the middle finger; -- used by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment to their dance and guitars.

Castaway (n.) One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.

Castaway (n.) One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate.

Castaway (a.) Of no value; rejected; useless.

Caste (n.) One of the hereditary classes into which the Hindoos are divided according to the laws of Brahmanism.

Caste (n.) A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly hold intercourse among themselves.

Castellan (n.) A governor or warden of a castle.

Castellanies (pl. ) of Castellany

Castellany (n.) The lordship of a castle; the extent of land and jurisdiction appertaining to a castle.

Castellated (a.) Inclosed within a building; as, a fountain or cistern castellated.

Castellated (a.) Furnished with turrets and battlements, like a castle; built in the style of a castle.

Castellation (n.) The act of making into a castle.

Caster (n.) One who casts; as, caster of stones, etc. ; a caster of cannon; a caster of accounts.

Caster (n.) A vial, cruet, or other small vessel, used to contain condiments at the table; as, a set of casters.

Caster (n.) A stand to hold a set of cruets.

Caster (n.) A small wheel on a swivel, on which furniture is supported and moved.

Castigated (imp. & p. p.) of Castigate

Castigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Castigate

Castigate (v. t.) To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.

Castigate (v. t.) To emend; to correct.

Castigation (n.) Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.

Castigation (n.) Emendation; correction.

Castigator (n.) One who castigates or corrects.

Castigatory (a.) Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.

Castigatory (n.) An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.

Castile soap () A kind of fine, hard, white or mottled soap, made with olive oil and soda; also, a soap made in imitation of the above-described soap.

Castilian (n.) An inhabitant or native of Castile, in Spain.

Castilian (n.) The Spanish language as spoken in Castile.

Castillan (a.) Of or pertaining to Castile, in Spain.

Casting (n.) The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing.

Casting (n.) The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.

Casting (n.) That which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting.

Casting (n.) The warping of a board.

Casting (n.) The act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc.

Cast iron () Highly carbonized iron, the direct product of the blast furnace; -- used for making castings, and for conversion into wrought iron and steel. It can not be welded or forged, is brittle, and sometimes very hard. Besides carbon, it contains sulphur, phosphorus, silica, etc.

Cast-iron (a.) Made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy; unyielding.

Castle (n.) A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or nobleman; a fortress.

Castle (n.) Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.

Castle (n.) A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.

Castle (n.) A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of chess; a rook.

Castled (imp. & p. p.) of Castle

Castling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Castle

Castle (v. i.) To move the castle to the square next to king, and then the king around the castle to the square next beyond it, for the purpose of covering the king.

Castlebuilder (n.) Fig.: one who builds castles in the air or forms visionary schemes.

Castled (a.) Having a castle or castles; supporting a castle; as, a castled height or crag.

Castled (a.) Fortified; turreted; as, castled walls.

Castle-guard (n.) The guard or defense of a castle.

Castle-guard (n.) A tax or imposition an a dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, for the purpose of maintaining watch and ward in it; castle-ward.

Castle-guard (n.) A feudal tenure, obliging the tenant to perform service within the realm, without limitation of time.

Castlery (n.) The government of a castle.

Castlet (n.) A small castle.

Castleward (n.) Same as Castleguard.

Castling (n.) That which is cast or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.

Castling (n.) A compound move of the king and castle. See Castle, v. i.

Cast-off (a.) Cast or laid aside; as, cast-off clothes.

Castor (n.) A genus of rodents, including the beaver. See Beaver.

Castor (n.) Castoreum. See Castoreum.

Castor (n.) A hat, esp. one made of beaver fur; a beaver.

Castor (n.) A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.

Castor (n.) See Caster, a small wheel.

Castor (n.) the northernmost of the two bright stars in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux.

Castor (n.) Alt. of Castorite

Castorite (n.) A variety of the mineral called petalite, from Elba.

Castor and Pollux () See Saint Elmo's fire, under Saint.

Castor bean () The bean or seed of the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi.)

Castoreum (n.) A peculiar bitter orange-brown substance, with strong, penetrating odor, found in two sacs between the anus and external genitals of the beaver; castor; -- used in medicine as an antispasmodic, and by perfumers.

Castorin (n.) A white crystalline substance obtained from castoreum.

Castor oil () A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi. When fresh the oil is inodorous and insipid.

Castrametation (n.) The art or act of encamping; the making or laying out of a camp.

Castrated (imp. & p. p.) of Castrate

Castrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Castrate

Castrate (v. t.) To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.

Castrate (v. t.) To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate.

Castration (n.) The act of castrating.

Castrato (n.) A male person castrated for the purpose of improving his voice for singing; an artificial, or male, soprano.

Castrel (n.) See Kestrel.

Castrensial (a.) Belonging to a camp.

Castrensian (a.) Castrensial.

Cast steel () See Cast steel, under Steel.

Casual (a.) Happening or coming to pass without design, and without being foreseen or expected; accidental; fortuitous; coming by chance.

Casual (a.) Coming without regularity; occasional; incidental; as, casual expenses.

Casual (n.) One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.

Casualism (n.) The doctrine that all things exist or are controlled by chance.

Casualist (n.) One who believes in casualism.

Casually (adv.) Without design; accidentally; fortuitously; by chance; occasionally.

Casualness (n.) The quality of being casual.

Casualties (pl. ) of Casualty

Casualty (n.) That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.

Casualty (n.) Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty.

Casualty (n.) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.

Casuarina (n.) A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets of a rushlike appearance, mostly natives of Australia. Some of them are large, producing hard and heavy timber of excellent quality, called beefwood from its color.

Casuist (n.) One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry.

Casuist (v. i.) To play the casuist.

Casuistic (a.) Alt. of Casuistieal

Casuistieal (a.) Of or pertaining to casuists or casuistry.

Casuistry (a.) The science or doctrine of dealing with cases of conscience, of resolving questions of right or wrong in conduct, or determining the lawfulness or unlawfulness of what a man may do by rules and principles drawn from the Scriptures, from the laws of society or the church, or from equity and natural reason; the application of general moral rules to particular cases.

Casuistry (a.) Sophistical, equivocal, or false reasoning or teaching in regard to duties, obligations, and morals.

Casus (n.) An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under Accident.

Cat (n.) An animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.

Cat (n.) A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.

Cat (n.) A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.

Cat (n.) A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.

Cat (n.) An old game; (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. (c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc.

Cat (n.) A cat o' nine tails. See below.

tted (imp. & p. p.) of Cat

Catting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cat

Cat (v. t.) To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

Cata () The Latin and English form of a Greek preposition, used as a prefix to signify down, downward, under, against, contrary or opposed to, wholly, completely; as in cataclysm, catarrh. It sometimes drops the final vowel, as in catoptric; and is sometimes changed to cath, as in cathartic, catholic.

Catabaptist (n.) One who opposes baptism, especially of infants.

Catabasion (n.) A vault under altar of a Greek church.

Catabiotic (a.) See under Force.

Catacaustic (a.) Relating to, or having the properties of, a caustic curve formed by reflection. See Caustic, a.

Catacaustic (n.) A caustic curve formed by reflection of light.

Catachresis (n.) A figure by which one word is wrongly put for another, or by which a word is wrested from its true signification; as, "To take arms against a sea of troubles". Shak. "Her voice was but the shadow of a sound." Young.

Catachrestic (a.) Alt. of Catachrestical

Catachrestical (a.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far-fetched.

Cataclysm (n.) An extensive overflow or sweeping flood of water; a deluge.

Cataclysm (n.) Any violent catastrophe, involving sudden and extensive changes of the earth's surface.

Cataclysmal (a.) Alt. of Cataclysmic

Cataclysmic (a.) Of or pertaining to a cataclysm.

Cataclysmist (n.) One who believes that the most important geological phenomena have been produced by cataclysms.

Catacomb (n.) A cave, grotto, or subterraneous place of large extent used for the burial of the dead; -- commonly in the plural.

Catacoustic (n.) That part of acoustics which treats of reflected sounds or echoes See Acoustics.

Catadioptric (a.) Alt. of Catadioptrical

Catadioptrical (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or involving, both the reflection and refraction of light; as, a catadioptric light.

Catadioptrics (n.) The science which treats of catadioptric phenomena, or of the used of catadioptric instruments.

Catadrome (n.) A race course.

Catadrome (n.) A machine for raising or lowering heavy weights.

Catadromous (a.) Having the lowest inferior segment of a pinna nearer the rachis than the lowest superior one; -- said of a mode of branching in ferns, and opposed to anadromous.

Catadromous (a.) Living in fresh water, and going to the sea to spawn; -- opposed to anadromous, and said of the eel.

Catafalco (n.) See Catafalque.

Catafalque (n.) A temporary structure sometimes used in the funeral solemnities of eminent persons, for the public exhibition of the remains, or their conveyance to the place of burial.

Catagmatic (a.) Having the quality of consolidating broken bones.

Cataian (n.) A native of Cathay or China; a foreigner; -- formerly a term of reproach.

Catalan (a.) Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

Catalan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia.

Catalectic (a.) Wanting a syllable at the end, or terminating in an imperfect foot; as, a catalectic verse.

Catalectic (a.) Incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance.

Catalepsy (n.) Alt. of Catalepsis

Catalepsis (n.) A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be given them, while the action of the heart and lungs continues.

Cataleptic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, catalepsy; affected with catalepsy; as, a cataleptic fit.

Catallacta (n. pl.) A division of Protozoa, of which Magosphaera is the type. They exist both in a myxopod state, with branched pseudopodia, and in the form of ciliated bodies united in free, spherical colonies.

Catallactics (n.) The science of exchanges, a branch of political economy.

Catalog (n. & v.) Catalogue.

Catalogize (v. t.) To insert in a catalogue; to register; to catalogue.

Catalogue (n.) A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of the students of a college, or of books, or of the stars.

Catalogued (imp. & p. p.) of Catalogue

Cataloguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catalogue

Catalogue (v. t.) To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.

Cataloguer (n.) A maker of catalogues; esp. one skilled in the making of catalogues.

Catalpa (n.) A genus of American and East Indian trees, of which the best know species are the Catalpa bignonioides, a large, ornamental North American tree, with spotted white flowers and long cylindrical pods, and the C. speciosa, of the Mississipi valley; -- called also Indian bean.

Catalyse (pl. ) of Catalysis

Catalysis (n.) Dissolution; degeneration; decay.

Catalysis (n.) A process by which reaction occurs in the presence of certain agents which were formerly believed to exert an influence by mere contact. It is now believed that such reactions are attended with the formation of an intermediate compound or compounds, so that by alternate composition and decomposition the agent is apparenty left unchanged; as, the catalysis of making ether from alcohol by means of sulphuric acid; or catalysis in the action of soluble ferments (as diastase, or ptyalin) on starch.

Catalysis (n.) The catalytic force.

Catalytic (a.) Relating to, or causing, catalysis.

Catalytic (n.) An agent employed in catalysis, as platinum black, aluminium chloride, etc.

Catamaran (n.) A kind of raft or float, consisting of two or more logs or pieces of wood lashed together, and moved by paddles or sail; -- used as a surf boat and for other purposes on the coasts of the East and West Indies and South America. Modified forms are much used in the lumber regions of North America, and at life-saving stations.

Catamaran (n.) Any vessel with twin hulls, whether propelled by sails or by steam; esp., one of a class of double-hulled pleasure boats remarkable for speed.

Catamaran (n.) A kind of fire raft or torpedo bat.

Catamaran (n.) A quarrelsome woman; a scold.

Catamenia (n. pl.) The monthly courses of women; menstrual discharges; menses.

Catamenial (a.) Pertaining to the catamenia, or menstrual discharges.

Catamite (n.) A boy kept for unnatural purposes.

Catamount (n.) The cougar. Applied also, in some parts of the United States, to the lynx.

Catanadromous (a.) Ascending and descending fresh streams from and to the sea, as the salmon; anadromous.

Catapasm (n.) A compound medicinal powder, used by the ancients to sprinkle on ulcers, to absorb perspiration, etc.

Catapeltic (a.) Of or pertaining to a catapult.

Catapetalous (a.) Having the petals held together by stamens, which grow to their bases, as in the mallow.

Cataphonic (a.) Of or relating to cataphonics; catacoustic.

Cataphonics (n.) That branch of acoustics which treats of reflected sounds; catacoustics.

Cataphract (n.) Defensive armor used for the whole body and often for the horse, also, esp. the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.

Cataphract (n.) A horseman covered with a cataphract.

Cataphract (n.) The armor or plate covering some fishes.

Cataphracted (a.) Covered with a cataphract, or armor of plates, scales, etc.; or with that which corresponds to this, as horny or bony plates, hard, callous skin, etc.

Cataphractic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cataphract.

Cataphysical (a.) Unnatural; contrary to nature.

Cataplasm (n.) A soft and moist substance applied externally to some part of the body; a poultice.

Catapuce (n.) Spurge.

Catapult (n.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.

Catapult (n.) A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.

Cataract (n.) A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.

Cataract (n.) An opacity of the crystalline lens, or of its capsule, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.

Cataract (n.) A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; -- sometimes called dashpot.

Cataractous (a.) Of the nature of a cataract in the eye; affected with cataract.

Catarrh (n.) An inflammatory affection of any mucous membrane, in which there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion in the quantity and quality of mucus secreted; as, catarrh of the stomach; catarrh of the bladder.

Catarrhal (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or attending, catarrh; of the nature of catarrh.

Catarrhine (n.) One of the Catarrhina, a division of Quadrumana, including the Old World monkeys and apes which have the nostrils close together and turned downward. See Monkey.

Catarrhous (a.) Catarrhal.

Catastaltic (a.) Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities.

Catastasis (n.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed.

Catastasis (n.) The state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body.

Catasterism (n.) A placing among the stars; a catalogue of stars.

Catastrophe (n.) An event producing a subversion of the order or system of things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature; hence, sudden calamity; great misfortune.

Catastrophe (n.) The final event in a romance or a dramatic piece; a denouement, as a death in a tragedy, or a marriage in a comedy.

Catastrophe (n.) A violent and widely extended change in the surface of the earth, as, an elevation or subsidence of some part of it, effected by internal causes.

Catastrophic (a.) Of a pertaining to a catastrophe.

Catastrophism (n.) The doctrine that the geological changes in the earth's crust have been caused by the sudden action of violent physical causes; -- opposed to the doctrine of uniformism.

Catastrophist (n.) One who holds the theory or catastrophism.

Catawba (n.) A well known light red variety of American grape.

Catawba (n.) A light-colored, sprightly American wine from the Catawba grape.

Catawbas (n. pl.) An Appalachian tribe of Indians which originally inhabited the regions near the Catawba river and the head waters of the Santee.

Catbird (n.) An American bird (Galeoscoptes Carolinensis), allied to the mocking bird, and like it capable of imitating the notes of other birds, but less perfectly. Its note resembles at times the mewing of a cat.

Catboat (n.) A small sailboat, with a single mast placed as far forward as possible, carring a sail extended by a gaff and long boom. See Illustration in Appendix.

Catcall (n.) A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill instrument for making such a noise.

Caught (imp. & p. p.) of Catch

Catched () of Catch

Catching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catch

Catch (v. t.) To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.

Catch (v. t.) To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.

Catch (v. t.) To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.

Catch (v. t.) Hence: To insnare; to entangle.

Catch (v. t.) To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.

Catch (v. t.) To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.

Catch (v. t.) To engage and attach; to please; to charm.

Catch (v. t.) To get possession of; to attain.

Catch (v. t.) To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.

Catch (v. t.) To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.

Catch (v. t.) To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.

Catch (v. i.) To attain possession.

Catch (v. i.) To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.

Catch (v. i.) To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.

Catch (v. i.) To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.

Catch (n.) Act of seizing; a grasp.

Catch (n.) That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.

Catch (n.) The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch.

Catch (n.) That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.

Catch (n.) Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony.

Catch (n.) Passing opportunities seized; snatches.

Catch (n.) A slight remembrance; a trace.

Catch (n.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.

Catchable (a.) Capable of being caught.

Catch-basin (n.) A cistern or vault at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer, to catch bulky matters which would not pass readily through the sewer.

Catchdrain (n.) A ditch or drain along the side of a hill to catch the surface water; also, a ditch at the side of a canal to catch the surplus water.

Catcher (n.) One who, or that which, catches.

Catcher (n.) The player who stands behind the batsman to catch the ball.

Catchfly (n.) A plant with the joints of the stem, and sometimes other parts, covered with a viscid secretion to which small insects adhere. The species of Silene are examples of the catchfly.

Catching (a.) Infectious; contagious.

Catching (a.) Captivating; alluring.

Catching (n.) The act of seizing or taking hold of.

Catch-meadow (n.) A meadow irrigated by water from a spring or rivulet on the side of hill.

Catchment (n.) A surface of ground on which water may be caught and collected into a reservoir.

Catchpenny (a.) Made or contrived for getting small sums of money from the ignorant or unwary; as, a catchpenny book; a catchpenny show.

Catchpenny (n.) Some worthless catchpenny thing.

Catchpoll (n.) A bailiff's assistant.

Catchup (n.) Alt. of Catsup

Catsup (n.) A table sauce made from mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts, etc.

Catchwater (n.) A ditch or drain for catching water. See Catchdrain.

Catchweed (n.) See Cleavers.

Catchweight (adv.) Without any additional weight; without being handicapped; as, to ride catchweight.

Catchword (n.) Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue.

Catchword (n.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand bottom corner of the preceding page for the assistance of the reader. It is seldom used in modern printing.

Catchword (n.) A word or phrase caught up and repeated for effect; as, the catchword of a political party, etc.

Catchwork (n.) A work or artificial water-course for throwing water on lands that lie on the slopes of hills; a catchdrain.

Cate (n.) Food. [Obs.] See Cates.

Catechetic (a.) Alt. of Catechetical

Catechetical (a.) Relating to or consisting in, asking questions and receiving answers, according to the ancient manner of teaching.

Catechetically (adv.) In a catechetical manner; by question and answer.

Catechetics (n.) The science or practice of instructing by questions and answers.

Catechin (n.) One of the tannic acids, extracted from catechu as a white, crystalline substance; -- called also catechuic acid, and catechuin.

Catechisation (n.) The act of catechising.

Catechised (imp. & p. p.) of Catechise

Catechising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catechise

Catechise (v. t.) To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard to points of religious faith.

Catechise (v. t.) To question or interrogate; to examine or try by questions; -- sometimes with a view to reproof, by eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own conduct.

Catechiser (n.) One who catechises.

Catechism (n.) A form of instruction by means of questions and answers.

Catechism (n.) A book containing a summary of principles, especially of religious doctrine, reduced to the form of questions and answers.

Catechismal (a.) Of or pertaining to a catechism, having the form of questions and answers; catechetical.

Catechist (n.) One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters.

Catechistic (a.) Alt. of Catechistical

Catechistical (a.) Of or pertaining to a catechist or to a catechism.

Catechize (v. t.) See Catechise.

Catechu (n.) A dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained by decoction and evaporation from the Acacia catechu, and several other plants growing in India. It contains a large portion of tannin or tannic acid, and is used in medicine and in the arts. It is also known by the names terra japonica, cutch, gambier, etc.

Catechuic (a.) Of or pertaining to catechu or its derivatives. See catechin.

Catechumen (L. catechunenus, Gr. / instructed, from /. See) One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in the church.

Catechumenate (n.) The state or condition of a catechumen or the time during which one is a catechumen.

Catechumenical (a.) Of or pertaining to catechumens; as, catechumenical instructions.

Catechumenist (n.) A catechumen.

Categorematic (a.) Capable of being employed by itself as a term; -- said of a word.

Categorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a category.

Categorical (a.) Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.

Categorically (adv.) Absolutely; directly; expressly; positively; as, to affirm categorically.

Categoricalness (n.) The quality of being categorical, positive, or absolute.

Categorist (n.) One who inserts in a category or list; one who classifies.

Categorize (v. t.) To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue.

Categories (pl. ) of Category

Category (n.) One of the highest classes to which the objects of knowledge or thought can be reduced, and by which they can be arranged in a system; an ultimate or undecomposable conception; a predicament.

Category (n.) Class; also, state, condition, or predicament; as, we are both in the same category.

Catel (n.) Property; -- often used by Chaucer in contrast with rent, or income.

Catelectrode (n.) The negative electrode or pole of a voltaic battery.

Catelectrotonic (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, catelectrotonus.

Catelectrotonus (n.) The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode, on the passage of a current of electricity through it.

Catene (pl. ) of Catena

Catena (n.) A chain or series of things connected with each other.

Catenary (a.) Alt. of Catenarian

Catenarian (a.) Relating to a chain; like a chain; as, a catenary curve.

Catenary (n.) The curve formed by a rope or chain of uniform density and perfect flexibility, hanging freely between two points of suspension, not in the same vertical line.

Catenated (imp. & p. p.) of Catenate

Catenating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catenate

Catenate (v. t.) To connect, in a series of links or ties; to chain.

Catenation (n.) Connection of links or union of parts, as in a chain; a regular or connected series. See Concatenation.

Catenulate (a.) Consisting of little links or chains.

Catenulate (a.) Chainlike; -- said both or color marks and of indentations when arranged like the links of a chain, as on shells, etc.

Cater (n.) A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.

Catered (imp. & p. p.) of Cater

Catering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cater

Cater (n.) To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.

Cater (n.) By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to.

Cater (n.) The four of cards or dice.

Cater (v. t.) To cut diagonally.

Cateran (n.) A Highland robber: a kind of irregular soldier.

Cater-cornered (a.) Diagonal.

Cater-cousin (n.) A remote relation. See Quater-cousin.

Caterer (n.) One who caters.

Cateress (n.) A woman who caters.

Caterpillar (n.) The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm.

Caterpillar (n.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars.

Caterwauled (imp. & p. p.) of Caterwaul

Caterwauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caterwaul

Caterwaul (v. i.) To cry as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh, offensive noise.

Caterwaul (n.) A caterwauling.

Caterwauling (n.) The cry of cats; a harsh, disagreeable noise or cry like the cry of cats.

Catery (n.) The place where provisions are deposited.

Cates (n.) Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties.

Cat-eyed (a.) Having eyes like a cat; hence, able to see in the dark.

Catfall (n.) A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead.

Catfish (n.) A name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat (Amiurus natalis); the bind cat (Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat (Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat (Noturus flavus); the sea cat (Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhrad.

Catgut (n.) A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, esp. of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc.

Catgut (n.) A sort of linen or canvas, with wide interstices.

Catharine wheel () See catherine wheel.

Catharist (n.) One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; -- applied to persons of various sects. See Albigenses.

Cat-harpin (n.) See Cat-harping.

Cat-harping (n.) One of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so a to give freer sweep to the yards.

Catharsis (n.) A natural or artificial purgation of any passage, as of the mouth, bowels, etc.

Cathartic (a.) Alt. of Catharical

Catharical (a.) Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative.

Catharical (a.) Of or pertaining to the purgative principle of senna, as cathartic acid.

Cathartic (n.) A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate activity.

Cathartin (n.) The bitter, purgative principle of senna. It is a glucoside with the properties of a weak acid; -- called also cathartic acid, and cathartina.

Cathay (n.) China; -- an old name for the Celestial Empire, said have been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the Tartar name for North China (Khitai, the country of the Khitans.)

Cathead (n.) A projecting piece of timber or iron near the bow of vessel, to which the anchor is hoisted and secured.

Cathedra (n.) The official chair or throne of a bishop, or of any person in high authority.

Cathedral (n.) The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne.

Cathedral (a.) Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service.

Cathedral (a.) Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative.

Cathedral (a.) Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks.

Cathedralic (a.) Cathedral.

Cathedrated (a.) Relating to the chair or office of a teacher.

Catheretic (n.) A mild kind caustic used to reduce warts and other excrescences.

Catherine wheel () Same as Rose window and Wheel window. Called also Catherine-wheel window.

Catherine wheel () A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name.

Catheter (n.) The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be introduced into the bladder through the urethra to draw off the urine.

Catheterism (n.) Alt. of Catheterization

Catheterization (n.) The operation of introducing a catheter.

Catheterized (imp. & p. p.) of Catheterize

Catheterizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catheterize

Catheterize (v. t.) To operate on with a catheter.

Cathetometer (n.) An instrument for the accurate measurement of small differences of height; esp. of the differences in the height of the upper surfaces of two columns of mercury or other fluid, or of the same column at different times. It consists of a telescopic leveling apparatus (d), which slides up or down a perpendicular metallic standard very finely graduated (bb). The telescope is raised or depressed in order to sight the objects or surfaces, and the differences in vertical height are thus shown on the graduated standard.

Catheti (pl. ) of Cathetus

Cathetus (n.) One line or radius falling perpendicularly on another; as, the catheti of a right-angled triangle, that is, the two sides that include the right angle.

Cathode (n.) The part of a voltaic battery by which the electric current leaves substances through which it passes, or the surface at which the electric current passes out of the electrolyte; the negative pole; -- opposed to anode.

Cathodic (a.) A term applied to the centrifugal, or efferent, course of the nervous influence.

Cat-hole (n.) One of two small holes astern, above the gunroom ports, through which hawsers may be passed.

Catholic (a.) Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.

Catholic (a.) Not narrow-minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes.

Catholic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act.

Catholic (n.) A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.

Catholic (n.) An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic.

Catholical (a.) Catholic.

Catholicism (n.) The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.

Catholicism (n.) Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view.

Catholicism (n.) The faith of the whole orthodox Christian church, or adherence thereto.

Catholicism (n.) The doctrines or faith of the Roman Catholic church, or adherence thereto.

Catholicity (n.) The state or quality of being catholic; universality.

Catholicity (n.) Liberality of sentiments; catholicism.

Catholicity (n.) Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy.

Catholicity (n.) Adherence to the doctrines of the church of Rome, or the doctrines themselves.

Catholicize (v. t. & i.) To make or to become catholic or Roman Catholic.

Catholicly (adv.) In a catholic manner; generally; universally.

Catholicness (n.) The quality of being catholic; universality; catholicity.

Catholicon (n.) A remedy for all diseases; a panacea.

Catholicos (n.) The spiritual head of the Armenian church, who resides at Etchmiadzin, Russia, and has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over, and consecrates the holy oil for, the Armenians of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, including the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Sis.

Catilinarian (a.) Pertaining to Catiline, the Roman conspirator; resembling Catiline's conspiracy.

Cation (n.) An electro-positive substance, which in electro-decomposition is evolved at the cathode; -- opposed to anion.

Catkin (n.) An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its resemblance to a cat's tail. See Illust. of Ament.

Catlike (a.) Like a cat; stealthily; noiselessly.

Catling (n.) A little cat; a kitten.

Catling (n.) Catgut; a catgut string.

Catling (n.) A double-edged, sharp-pointed dismembering knife.

Catlinite (n.) A red clay from the Upper Missouri region, used by the Indians for their pipes.

Catnip (n.) Alt. of Catmint

Catmint (n.) A well-know plant of the genus Nepeta (N. Cataria), somewhat like mint, having a string scent, and sometimes used in medicine. It is so called because cats have a peculiar fondness for it.

Cato-cathartic (n.) A remedy that purges by alvine discharges.

Catonian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the stern old Roman, Cato the Censor; severe; inflexible.

Cat o' nine tails () See under Cat.

Catopter (n.) Alt. of Catoptron

Catoptron (n.) A reflecting optical glass or instrument; a mirror.

Catoptric (a.) Alt. of Catoptrical

Catoptrical (a.) Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection.

Catoptrics (n.) That part of optics which explains the properties and phenomena of reflected light, and particularly that which is reflected from mirrors or polished bodies; -- formerly called anacamptics.

Catoptromancy (n.) A species of divination, which was performed by letting down a mirror into water, for a sick person to look at his face in it. If his countenance appeared distorted and ghastly, it was an ill omen; if fresh and healthy, it was favorable.

Catopron (n.) See Catopter.

Catpipe (n.) See Catcall.

Cat-rigged (a.) Rigged like a catboat.

Cat-salt (n.) A sort of salt, finely granulated, formed out of the bittern or leach brine.

Cat's-eye (n.) A variety of quartz or chalcedony, exhibiting opalescent reflections from within, like the eye of a cat. The name is given to other gems affording like effects, esp. the chrysoberyl.

Cat's-foot (n.) A plant (Nepeta Glechoma) of the same genus with catnip; ground ivy.

Cat-silver (n.) Mica.

Catskill period () The closing subdivision of the Devonian age in America. The rocks of this period are well developed in the Catskill mountains, and extend south and west under the Carboniferous formation. See the Diagram under Geology.

Catsos (pl. ) of Catso

Catso (n.) A base fellow; a rogue; a cheat.

Cat's-paw (n.) A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the water during a calm, or the ripples made by such a puff of air.

Cat's-paw (n.) A particular hitch or turn in the bight of a rope, into which a tackle may be hooked.

Cat's-paw (n.) A dupe; a tool; one who, or that which, is used by another as an instrument to a accomplish his purposes.

Cat's-tail (n.) See Timothy, Cat-tail, Cirrus.

Catstick (n.) A stick or club employed in the game of ball called cat or tipcat.

Catstitch (v. t.) To fold and sew down the edge of with a coarse zigzag stitch.

Catsup (n.) Same as Catchup, and Ketchup.

Cat-tail (n.) A tall rush or flag (Typha latifolia) growing in marshes, with long, flat leaves, and having its flowers in a close cylindrical spike at the top of the stem. The leaves are frequently used for seating chairs, making mats, etc. See Catkin.

Cattish (a.) Catlike; feline

Cattle (n. pl.) Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine.

Catty (n.) An East Indian Weight of 1 1/3 pounds.

Caucasian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas.

Caucasian (a.) Of or pertaining to the white races of mankind, of whom the people about Mount Caucasus were formerly taken as the type.

Caucasian (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus, esp. a Circassian or Georgian.

Caucasian (n.) A member of any of the white races of mankind.

Caucus (n.) A meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting.

Caucused (imp. & p. p.) of Caucus

Caucusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caucus

Caucus (v. i.) To hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses.

Caudad (adv.) Backwards; toward the tail or posterior part.

Cauda galli () A plume-shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the cauda galli grit.

Caudal (a.) Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.

Caudata (n. pl.) See Urodela.

Caudate (a.) Alt. of Caudated

Caudated (a.) Having a tail; having a termination like a tail.

Caudices (pl. ) of Caudex

Caudexes (pl. ) of Caudex

Caudex (n.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant.

Caudicle (n.) Alt. of Caudicula

Caudicula (n.) A slender, elastic process, to which the masses of pollen in orchidaceous plants are attached.

Caudle (n.) A kind of warm drink for sick persons, being a mixture of wine with eggs, bread, sugar, and spices.

Caudled (imp. & p. p.) of Caudle

Caudling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caudle

Caudle (v. t.) To make into caudle.

Caudle (v. t.) Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh.

Cauf (n.) A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.

Caufle (n.) A gang of slaves. Same as Coffle.

Caught () imp. & p. p. of Catch.

Cauk (n.) Alt. of Cauker

Cauker (n.) See Cawk, Calker.

Caul (n.) A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net.

Caul (n.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers more or less of the intestines in mammals; the great omentum. See Omentum.

Caul (n.) A part of the amnion, one of the membranes enveloping the fetus, which sometimes is round the head of a child at its birth.

Caulescent (a.) Having a leafy stem.

Caulicle (n.) A short caulis or stem, esp. the rudimentary stem seen in the embryo of seed; -- otherwise called a radicle.

Cauliculi (pl. ) of Cauliculus

Cauliculus (n.) In the Corinthian capital, one of the eight stalks rising out of the lower leafage and terminating in leaves which seem to support the volutes. See Illust. of Corinthian order, under Corinthian.

Cauliflower (n.) An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable.

Cauliflower (n.) The edible head or "curd" of a cauliflower plant.

Cauliform (a.) Having the form of a caulis.

Cauline (a.) Growing immediately on a caulis; of or pertaining to a caulis.

Caules (pl. ) of Caulis

Caulis (n.) An herbaceous or woody stem which bears leaves, and may bear flowers.

Caulk (v. t. & n.) See Calk.

Caulocarpous (a.) Having stems which bear flowers and fruit year after year, as most trees and shrubs.

Cauma (n.) Great heat, as of the body in fever.

Cauponize (v. i.) To sell wine or victuals.

Causable (a.) Capable of being caused.

Causal (a.) Relating to a cause or causes; inplying or containing a cause or causes; expressing a cause; causative.

Causal (n.) A causal word or form of speech.

Causality (n.) The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect.

Causality (n.) The faculty of tracing effects to their causes.

Causally (adv.) According to the order or series of causes; by tracing effects to causes.

Causally (n.) The lighter, earthy parts of ore, carried off washing.

Causation (n.) The act of causing; also the act or agency by which an effect is produced.

Causationist (n.) One who believes in the law of universal causation.

Causative (a.) Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.

Causative (a.) Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is a causative case.

Causative (n.) A word which expresses or suggests a cause.

Causatively (adv.) In a causative manner.

Causator (n.) One who causes.

Cause (v.) That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.

Cause (v.) That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.

Cause (v.) Sake; interest; advantage.

Cause (v.) A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.

Cause (v.) Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.

Cause (v.) The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.

Caused (imp. & p. p.) of Cause

Causing (p. pr. & v. n.) of Cause

Cause (n.) To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.

Cause (v. i.) To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.

Cause (conj.) Abbreviation of Because.

Causeful (n.) Having a cause.

Causeless (a.) 1. Self-originating; uncreated.

Causeless (a.) Without just or sufficient reason; groundless.

Causeless (adv.) Without cause or reason.

Causelessness (n.) The state of being causeless.

Causer (n.) One who or that which causes.

Causeuse (n.) A kind of sofa for two persons. A tete-/-tete.

Causeway (n.) Alt. of Causey

Causey (n.) A way or road raised above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground.

Causewayed (a.) Alt. of Causeyed

Causeyed (a.) Having a raised way (causeway or causey); paved.

Causidical (a.) Pertaining to an advocate, or to the maintenance and defense of suits.

Caustic (a.) Alt. of Caustical

Caustical (a.) Capable of destroying the texture of anything or eating away its substance by chemical action; burning; corrosive; searing.

Caustical (a.) Severe; satirical; sharp; as, a caustic remark.

Caustic (a.) Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.

Caustic (a.) A caustic curve or caustic surface.

Caustically (adv.) In a caustic manner.

Causticily (n.) The quality of being caustic; corrosiveness; as, the causticity of potash.

Causticily (n.) Severity of language; sarcasm; as, the causticity of a reply or remark.

Causticness (n.) The quality of being caustic; causticity.

Cautel (n.) Caution; prudence; wariness.

Cautel (n.) Craft; deceit; falseness.

Cautelous (a.) Caution; prudent; wary.

Cautelous (a.) Crafty; deceitful; false.

Cauter (n.) A hot iron for searing or cauterizing.

Cauterant (n.) A cauterizing substance.

Cauterism (n.) The use or application of a caustic; cautery.

Cauterization (n.) The act of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; also, the effect of such application.

Cauterized (imp. & p. p.) of Cauterize

Cauterizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cauterize

Cauterize (v. t.) To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.

Cauterize (v. t.) To sear, as the conscience.

Cauteries (pl. ) of Cautery

Cautery (n.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue.

Cautery (n.) The iron of other agent in cauterizing.

Caution (n.) A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.

Caution (n.) Security; guaranty; bail.

Caution (n.) Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.

Cautioned (imp. & p. p.) of Caution

Cautioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caution

Caution (v. t.) To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.

Cautionary (a.) Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.

Cautionary (a.) Given as a pledge or as security.

Cautionary (a.) Wary; cautious.

Cautioner (n.) One who cautions or advises.

Cautioner (n.) A surety or sponsor.

Cautionry (n.) Suretyship.

Cautious (a.) Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.

Cautiously (adv.) In a cautious manner.

Cautiousness (n.) The quality of being cautious.

Cavalcade (n.) A procession of persons on horseback; a formal, pompous march of horsemen by way of parade.

Cavalero (n.) Alt. of Cavaliero

Cavaliero (n.) A cavalier; a gallant; a libertine.

Cavalier (n.) A military man serving on horseback; a knight.

Cavalier (n.) A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.

Cavalier (n.) One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.

Cavalier (n.) A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.

Cavalier (a.) Gay; easy; offhand; frank.

Cavalier (a.) High-spirited.

Cavalier (a.) Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.

Cavalier (a.) Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.

Cavalierish (a.) Somewhat like a cavalier.

Cavalierism (n.) The practice or principles of cavaliers.

Cavalierly (adv.) In a supercilious, disdainful, or haughty manner; arrogantly.

Cavalierness (n.) A disdainful manner.

Cavally (n.) A carangoid fish of the Atlantic coast (Caranx hippos): -- called also horse crevalle. [See Illust. under Carangoid.]

Cavalry (n.) That part of military force which serves on horseback.

Cavalryman (n.) One of a body of cavalry.

Cavatina (n.) Originally, a melody of simpler form than the aria; a song without a second part and a da capo; -- a term now variously and vaguely used.

Cave (n.) A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den.

Cave (n.) Any hollow place, or part; a cavity.

Caved (imp. & p. p.) of Cave

Caving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cave

Cave (n.) To make hollow; to scoop out.

Cave (v. i.) To dwell in a cave.

Cave (v. i.) To fall in or down; as, the sand bank caved. Hence (Slang), to retreat from a position; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter.

Caveat (n.) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc.

Caveat (n.) A description of some invention, designed to be patented, lodged in the patent office before the patent right is applied for, and operating as a bar to the issue of letters patent to any other person, respecting the same invention.

Caveat (n.) Intimation of caution; warning; protest.

Caveating (n.) Shifting the sword from one side of an adversary's sword to the other.

Caveator (n.) One who enters a caveat.

Cavendish (n.) Leaf tobacco softened, sweetened, and pressed into plugs or cakes.

Cavern (n.) A large, deep, hollow place in the earth; a large cave.

Caverned (a.) Containing caverns.

Caverned (a.) Living in a cavern.

Cavernous (a.) Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow.

Cavernous (a.) Filled with small cavities or cells.

Cavernous (a.) Having a sound caused by a cavity.

Cavernulous (a.) Full of little cavities; as, cavernulous metal.

Cavesson (n.) Alt. of Cavezon

Cavezon (n.) A kind of noseband used in breaking and training horses.

Cavetto (n.) A concave molding; -- used chiefly in classical architecture. See Illust. of Column.

Caviare (n.) Alt. of Caviar

Caviar (n.) The roes of the sturgeon, prepared and salted; -- used as a relish, esp. in Russia.

Cavicorn (a.) Having hollow horns.

Cavicornia (n. pl.) A group of ruminants whose horns are hollow, and planted on a bony process of the front, as the ox.

Caviled (imp. & p. p.) of Cavil

Cavilled () of Cavil

Caviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cavil

Cavilling () of Cavil

Cavil (v. i.) To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.

Cavil (v. t.) To cavil at.

Cavil (n.) A captious or frivolous objection.

Caviler (n.) Alt. of Caviller

Caviller (n.) One who cavils.

Caviling (a.) Disposed to cavil; finding fault without good reason. See Captious.

Cavilingly (adv.) In a caviling manner.

Cavillation (n.) Frivolous or sophistical objection.

Cavilous (a.) Alt. of Cavillous

Cavillous (a.) Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing.

Cavin (n.) A hollow way, adapted to cover troops, and facilitate their aproach to a place.

Cavitary (a.) Containing a body cavity; as, the cavitary or nematoid worms.

Cavities (pl. ) of Cavity

Cavity (n.) Hollowness.

Cavity (n.) A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity.

Cavo-relievo (n.) Cavo-rilievo.

Cavo-rilievo (n.) Hollow relief; sculpture in relief within a sinking made for the purpose, so no part of it projects beyond the plain surface around.

Cavorted (imp. & p. p.) of Cavort

Cavorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cavort

Cavort (v. i.) To prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider.

Cavies (pl. ) of Cavy

Cavy (n.) A rodent of the genera Cavia and Dolichotis, as the guinea pig (Cavia cobaya). Cavies are natives of South America.

Cawed (imp. & p. p.) of Caw

Cawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caw

Caw (v. i.) To cry like a crow, rook, or raven.

Caw (n.) The cry made by the crow, rook, or raven.

Cawk (n.) An opaque, compact variety of barite, or heavy spar.

Cawker (n.) See Calker.

Cawky (a.) Of or pertaining to cawk; like cawk.

Caxon (n.) A kind of wig.

Caxton (n.) Any book printed by William Caxton, the first English printer.

Cay (n.) See Key, a ledge.

Cayenne (n.) Cayenne pepper.

Cayman (n.) The south America alligator. See Alligator.

Cayugas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting western New-York, forming part of the confederacy called the Five Nations.

Cayuse (n.) An Indian pony.

Cazique (n.) Alt. of Cazic

Cazic (n.) A chief or petty king among some tribes of Indians in America.

Dab (n.) A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.

Dab (n.) A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.

Dabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Dab

Dabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dab

Dab (v. i.) To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.

Dab (v. i.) To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

Dab (n.) A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.

Dab (n.) A small mass of anything soft or moist.

Dabb (n.) A large, spine-tailed lizard (Uromastix spinipes), found in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine; -- called also dhobb, and dhabb.

Dabber (n.) That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.

Dabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Dabble

Dabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dabble

Dabble (v. t.) To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.

Dabble (v. i.) To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.

Dabble (v. i.) To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.

Dabbler (n.) One who dabbles.

Dabbler (n.) One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler.

Dabblingly (adv.) In a dabbling manner.

Dabchick (n.) A small water bird (Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil-diver, hell-diver, and pied-billed grebe.

Daboia (n.) A large and highly venomous Asiatic viper (Daboia xanthica).

Dabster (n.) One who is skilled; a master of his business; a proficient; an adept.

Dacapo () From the beginning; a direction to return to, and end with, the first strain; -- indicated by the letters D. C. Also, the strain so repeated.

Dace (n.) A small European cyprinoid fish (Squalius leuciscus or Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also dare.

Dachshund (n.) One of a breed of small dogs with short crooked legs, and long body; -- called also badger dog. There are two kinds, the rough-haired and the smooth-haired.

Dacian (a.) Of or pertaining to Dacia or the Dacians.

Dacian (n.) A native of ancient Dacia.

Dacoit (n.) One of a class of robbers, in India, who act in gangs.

Dacoity (n.) The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.

Dacotahs (n. pl.) Same as Dacotas.

Dactyl (n.) A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer\b6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.

Dactyl (n.) A finger or toe; a digit.

Dactyl (n.) The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.

Dactylar (a.) Pertaining to dactyl; dactylic.

Dactylar (a.) Of or pertaining to a finger or toe, or to the claw of an insect crustacean.

Dactylet (n.) A dactyl.

Dactylic (a.) Pertaining to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls; as, dactylic verses.

Dactylic (n.) A line consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls; as, these lines are dactylics.

Dactylic (n.) Dactylic meters.

Dactylioglyph (n.) An engraver of gems for rings and other ornaments.

Dactylioglyph (n.) The inscription of the engraver's name on a finger ring or gem.

Dactylioglyphi (n.) The art or process of gem engraving.

Dactyliography (n.) The art of writing or engraving upon gems.

Dactyliography (n.) In general, the literature or history of the art.

Dactyliology (n.) That branch of archaeology which has to do with gem engraving.

Dactyliology (n.) That branch of archaeology which has to do with finger rings.

Dactyliomancy (n.) Divination by means of finger rings.

Dactylist (n.) A writer of dactylic verse.

Dactylitis (n.) An inflammatory affection of the fingers.

Dactylology (n.) The art of communicating ideas by certain movements and positions of the fingers; -- a method of conversing practiced by the deaf and dumb.

Dactylomancy (n.) Dactyliomancy.

Dactylonomy (n.) The art of numbering or counting by the fingers.

Dactylopterous (a.) Having the inferior rays of the pectoral fins partially or entirely free, as in the gurnards.

Dactylotheca (n.) The scaly covering of the toes, as in birds.

Dactylozooid (n.) A kind of zooid of Siphonophora which has an elongated or even vermiform body, with one tentacle, but no mouth. See Siphonophora.

Dad (n.) Father; -- a word sometimes used by children.

Daddled (imp. & p. p.) of Dadle

Daddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dadle

Dadle (v. i.) To toddle; to walk unsteadily, like a child or an old man; hence, to do anything slowly or feebly.

Daddock (n.) The rotten body of a tree.

Daddy (n.) Diminutive of Dad.

Daddy longlegs () An arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; -- called also harvestman, carter, and grandfather longlegs.

Daddy longlegs () A name applied to many species of dipterous insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane fly; -- called also father longlegs.

Dade (v. t.) To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles.

Dade (v. i.) To walk unsteadily, as a child in leading strings, or just learning to walk; to move slowly.

Dadoes (pl. ) of Dado

Dado (n.) That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column.

Dado (n.) In any wall, that part of the basement included between the base and the base course. See Base course, under Base.

Dado (n.) In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise specially decorated.

Daedal (a.) Alt. of Daedalian

Daedalian (a.) Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.

Daedalian (a.) Crafty; deceitful.

Daedalous (a.) Having a variously cut or incised margin; -- said of leaves.

Daemon (a.) Alt. of Daemonic

Daemonic (a.) See Demon, Demonic.

Daff (v. t.) To cast aside; to put off; to doff.

Daff (n.) A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull.

Daff (v. i.) To act foolishly; to be foolish or sportive; to toy.

Daff (v. t.) To daunt.

Daffodil (n.) A plant of the genus Asphodelus.

Daffodil (n.) A plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc.

Daft (a.) Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.

Daft (a.) Gay; playful; frolicsome.

Daftness (n.) The quality of being daft.

Dag (n.) A dagger; a poniard.

Dag (n.) A large pistol formerly used.

Dag (n.) The unbranched antler of a young deer.

Dag (n.) A misty shower; dew.

Dag (n.) A loose end; a dangling shred.

Dag (v. t.) To daggle or bemire.

Dag (v. t.) To cut into jags or points; to slash; as, to dag a garment.

Dag (v. i.) To be misty; to drizzle.

Dagger (n.) A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.

Dagger (n.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [/]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also obelisk.

Dagger (v. t.) To pierce with a dagger; to stab.

Dagger (n.) A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.

Dagges (n. pl.) An ornamental cutting of the edges of garments, introduced about a. d. 1346, according to the Chronicles of St Albans.

Daggled (imp. & p. p.) of Daggle

Daggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daggle

Daggle (v. t.) To trail, so as to wet or befoul; to make wet and limp; to moisten.

Daggle (v. i.) To run, go, or trail one's self through water, mud, or slush; to draggle.

Daggle-tail (a.) Alt. of Daggle-tailed

Daggle-tailed (a.) Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle-tailed.

Daggle-tail (n.) A slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle-tail.

Daglock (n.) A dirty or clotted lock of wool on a sheep; a taglock.

Dagos (pl. ) of Dago

Dago (n.) A nickname given to a person of Spanish (or, by extension, Portuguese or Italian) descent.

Dagoba (n.) A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.

Dagon () The national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish.

Dagon (n.) A slip or piece.

Dagswain (n.) A coarse woolen fabric made of daglocks, or the refuse of wool.

Dag-tailed (a.) Daggle-tailed; having the tail clogged with daglocks.

Daguerrean (a.) Alt. of Daguerreian

Daguerreian (a.) Pertaining to Daguerre, or to his invention of the daguerreotype.

Daguerreotype (n.) An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.

Daguerreotype (n.) The process of taking such pictures.

Daguerreotyped (imp. & p. p.) of Daguerreotype

Daguerreotyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype (v. t.) To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.

Daguerreotype (v. t.) To impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly.

Daguerreotyper (n.) Alt. of Daguerreotypist

Daguerreotypist (n.) One who takes daguerreotypes.

Daguerreotypy (n.) The art or process of producing pictures by method of Daguerre.

Dahabeah (n.) A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating house, having large lateen sails.

Dahlias (pl. ) of Dahlia

Dahlia (n.) A genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Compositae; also, any plant or flower of the genus. The numerous varieties of cultivated dahlias bear conspicuous flowers which differ in color.

Dahlin (n.) A variety of starch extracted from the dahlia; -- called also inulin. See Inulin.

Dailiness (n.) Daily occurence.

Daily (a.) Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.

Dailies (pl. ) of Daily

Daily (n.) A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.

Daily (adv.) Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.

Daimios (pl. ) of Daimio

Daimio (n.) The title of the feudal nobles of Japan.

Daint (n.) Something of exquisite taste; a dainty.

Daint (a.) Dainty.

Daintified (imp. & p. p.) of Daintify

Daintifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daintify

Daintify (v. t.) To render dainty, delicate, or fastidious.

Daintily (adv.) In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously; fastidiously; deliciously; prettily.

Daintiness (n.) The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.

Daintrel (n.) Adelicacy.

Dainties (pl. ) of Dainty

Dainty (n.) Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.

Dainty (n.) That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.

Dainty (n.) A term of fondness.

Dainty (superl.) Rare; valuable; costly.

Dainty (superl.) Delicious to the palate; toothsome.

Dainty (superl.) Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.

Dainty (superl.) Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.

Dairies (pl. ) of Dairy

Dairy (n.) The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.

Dairy (n.) That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.

Dairy (n.) A dairy farm.

Dairying (n.) The business of conducting a dairy.

Dairymaid (n.) A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.

Dairymen (pl. ) of Dairyman

Dairyman (n.) A man who keeps or takes care of a dairy.

Dairywomen (pl. ) of Dairywoman

Dairywoman (n.) A woman who attends to a dairy.

Dais (n.) The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief seat at the high table.

Dais (n.) A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or large room, giving distinction to the table and seats placed upon it for the chief guests.

Dais (n.) A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity.

Daisied (a.) Full of daisies; adorned with daisies.

Daisies (pl. ) of Daisy

Daisy (n.) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Compositae. The common English and classical daisy is B. prennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays.

Daisy (n.) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.

Dak (n.) Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; -- spelt also dawk, and dauk.

Daker (n.) Alt. of Dakir

Dakir (n.) A measure of certain commodities by number, usually ten or twelve, but sometimes twenty; as, a daker of hides consisted of ten skins; a daker of gloves of ten pairs.

Daker hen () The corncrake or land rail.

Dakoit (n.) Alt. of Dakoity

Dakoity (n.) See Dacoit, Dacoity.

Dakota group () A subdivision at the base of the cretaceous formation in Western North America; -- so named from the region where the strata were first studied.

Dakotas (n. pl) An extensive race or stock of Indians, including many tribes, mostly dwelling west of the Mississippi River; -- also, in part, called Sioux.

Dal (n.) Split pulse, esp. of Cajanus Indicus.

Dale (n.) A low place between hills; a vale or valley.

Dale (n.) A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.

Dalesmen (pl. ) of Dalesman

Dalesman (n.) One living in a dale; -- a term applied particularly to the inhabitants of the valleys in the north of England, Norway, etc.

Dalf () imp. of Delve.

Dalliance (n.) The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.

Dalliance (n.) Delay or procrastination.

Dalliance (n.) Entertaining discourse.

Dallier (n.) One who fondles; a trifler; as, dalliers with pleasant words.

Dallop (n.) A tuft or clump.

Dallied (imp. & p. p.) of Dally

Dallying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dally

Dally (v. i.) To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle.

Dally (v. i.) To interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.

Dally (v. t.) To delay unnecessarily; to while away.

Dalmania (n.) A genus of trilobites, of many species, common in the Upper Silurian and Devonian rocks.

Dalmanites (n.) Same as Dalmania.

Dalmatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Dalmatia.

Dalmatica (n.) Alt. of Dalmatic

Dalmatic (n.) A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.

Dalmatic (n.) A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.

Dal segno () A direction to go back to the sign / and repeat from thence to the close. See Segno.

Daltonian (n.) One afflicted with color blindness.

Daltonism (n.) Inability to perceive or distinguish certain colors, esp. red; color blindness. It has various forms and degrees. So called from the chemist Dalton, who had this infirmity.

Dam (n.) A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.

Dam (n.) A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Dam (n.) A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water.

Dam (n.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

Dammed (imp. & p. p.) of Dam

Damming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dam

Dam (v. t.) To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up.

Dam (v. t.) To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.

Damage (n.) Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.

Damage (n.) The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another.

Damages (imp. & p. p.) of Damage

Damaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damage

Damage (n.) To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.

Damage (v. i.) To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in soudness or value; as. some colors in /oth damage in sunlight.

Damageable (a.) Capable of being injured or impaired; liable to, or susceptible of, damage; as, a damageable cargo.

Damageable (a.) Hurtful; pernicious.

Damage feasant () Doing injury; trespassing, as cattle.

Daman (n.) A small herbivorous mammal of the genus Hyrax. The species found in Palestine and Syria is Hyrax Syriacus; that of Northern Africa is H. Brucei; -- called also ashkoko, dassy, and rock rabbit. See Cony, and Hyrax.

Damar (n.) See Dammar.

Damascene (a.) Of or relating to Damascus.

Damascene (n.) A kind of plume, now called damson. See Damson.

Damascene (v. t.) Same as Damask, or Damaskeen, v. t.

Damascus (n.) A city of Syria.

Damask (n.) Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.

Damask (n.) Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color.

Damask (n.) A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings.

Damask (n.) Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.

Damask (n.) A deep pink or rose color.

Damask (a.) Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.

Damask (a.) Having the color of the damask rose.

Damasked (imp. & p. p.) of Damask

Damasking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damask

Damask (v. t.) To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar marking or "water," as metal. See Damaskeen.

Damaskeen (v.) Alt. of Damasken

Damasken (v.) To decorate, as iron, steel, etc., with a peculiar marking or "water" produced in the process of manufacture, or with designs produced by inlaying or incrusting with another metal, as silver or gold, or by etching, etc., to damask.

Damaskin (n.) A sword of Damask steel.

Damasse (a.) Woven like damask.

Damasse (n.) A damasse fabric, esp. one of linen.

Damassin (n.) A kind of modified damask or brocade.

Dambonite (n.) A white, crystalline, sugary substance obtained from an African caoutchouc.

Dambose (n.) A crystalline variety of fruit sugar obtained from dambonite.

Dame (n.) A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.

Dame (n.) The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.

Dame (n.) A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.

Dame (n.) A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds.

Damewort (n.) A cruciferrous plant (Hesperis matronalis), remarkable for its fragrance, especially toward the close of the day; -- called also rocket and dame's violet.

Damiana (n.) A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac.

Damianist (n.) A follower of Damian, patriarch of Alexandria in the 6th century, who held heretical opinions on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

Dammar (n.) Alt. of Dammara

Dammara (n.) An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.

Dammara (n.) A large tree of the order Coniferae, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; -- called also Agathis. There are several species.

Damned (imp. & p. p.) of Damn

Damning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damn

Damn (v. t.) To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.

Damn (v. t.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.

Damn (v. t.) To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.

Damn (v. i.) To invoke damnation; to curse.

Damnability (n.) The quality of being damnable; damnableness.

Damnable (a.) Liable to damnation; deserving, or for which one deserves, to be damned; of a damning nature.

Damnable (a.) Odious; pernicious; detestable.

Damnableness (n.) The state or quality of deserving damnation; execrableness.

Damnably (adv.) In a manner to incur severe censure, condemnation, or punishment.

Damnably (adv.) Odiously; detestably; excessively.

Damnation (n.) The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.

Damnation (n.) Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.

Damnation (n.) A sin deserving of everlasting punishment.

Damnatory (a.) Dooming to damnation; condemnatory.

Damned (a.) Sentenced to punishment in a future state; condemned; consigned to perdition.

Damned (a.) Hateful; detestable; abominable.

Damnific (a.) Procuring or causing loss; mischievous; injurious.

Damnification (n.) That which causes damage or loss.

Damnify (v. t.) To cause loss or damage to; to injure; to impair.

Damning (a.) That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.

Damningness (n.) Tendency to bring damnation.

damnum (n.) Harm; detriment, either to character or property.

Damosel (n.) Alt. of Damoiselle

Damosella (n.) Alt. of Damoiselle

Damoiselle (n.) See Damsel.

Damourite (n.) A kind of Muscovite, or potash mica, containing water.

Damp (n.) Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.

Damp (n.) Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.

Damp (n.) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc.

Damp (superl.) Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid.

Damp (superl.) Dejected; depressed; sunk.

Damped (imp. & p. p.) of Damp

Damping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damp

Damp (n.) To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.

Damp (n.) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.

Dampened (imp. & p. p.) of Dampen

Dampening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dampen

Dampen (v. t.) To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.

Dampen (v. t.) To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.

Dampen (v. i.) To become damp; to deaden.

Damper (n.) That which damps or checks; as: (a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air. (b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.

Dampish (a.) Moderately damp or moist.

Dampne (v. t.) To damn.

Dampness (n.) Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.

Damp off () To decay and perish through excessive moisture.

Dampy (a.) Somewhat damp.

Dampy (a.) Dejected; gloomy; sorrowful.

Damsel (n.) A young person, either male or female, of noble or gentle extraction; as, Damsel Pepin; Damsel Richard, Prince of Wales.

Damsel (n.) A young unmarried woman; a girl; a maiden.

Damsel (n.) An attachment to a millstone spindle for shaking the hopper.

Damson (n.) A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.

Dan (n.) A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir.

Dan (n.) A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.

Danaide (n.) A water wheel having a vertical axis, and an inner and outer tapering shell, between which are vanes or floats attached usually to both shells, but sometimes only to one.

Danaite (n.) A cobaltiferous variety of arsenopyrite.

Danalite (n.) A mineral occuring in octahedral crystals, also massive, of a reddish color. It is a silicate of iron, zinc manganese, and glucinum, containing sulphur.

Danburite (n.) A borosilicate of lime, first found at Danbury, Conn. It is near the topaz in form.

Danced (imp. & p. p.) of Dance

Dancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dance

Dance (v. i.) To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.

Dance (v. i.) To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.

Dance (v. t.) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.

Dance (v. i.) The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.

Dance (v. i.) A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.

Dancer (n.) One who dances or who practices dancing.

Danceress (n.) A female dancer.

Dancette (a.) Deeply indented; having large teeth; thus, a fess dancette has only three teeth in the whole width of the escutcheon.

Dancing (p. a. & vb. n.) from Dance.

Dancy (a.) Same as Dancette.

Dandelion (n.) A well-known plant of the genus Taraxacum (T. officinale, formerly called T. Dens-leonis and Leontodos Taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound flowers, and deeply notched leaves.

Dander (n.) Dandruff or scurf on the head.

Dander (n.) Anger or vexation; rage.

Dander (v. i.) To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently.

Dandi (n.) A boatman; an oarsman.

Dandie (n.) One of a breed of small terriers; -- called also Dandie Dinmont.

Dandified (a.) Made up like a dandy; having the dress or manners of a dandy; buckish.

Dandified (imp. & p. p.) of Dandify

Dandifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dandify

Dandify (v. t.) To cause to resemble a dandy; to make dandyish.

Dandiprat (n.) A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt.

Dandiprat (n.) A small coin.

Dandled (imp. & p. p.) of Dandle

Dandling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dandle

Dandle (v. t.) To move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.

Dandle (v. t.) To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.

Dandle (v. t.) To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.

Dandler (n.) One who dandles or fondles.

Dandriff (n.) See Dandruff.

Dandruff (n.) A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small or particles.

Dandies (pl. ) of Dandy

Dandy (n.) One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.

Dandy (n.) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set.

Dandy (n.) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.

Dandy (n.) A dandy roller. See below.

Dandy-cock (n. fem.) Alt. of Dandy-hen

Dandy-hen (n. fem.) A bantam fowl.

Dandyish (a.) Like a dandy.

Dandyism (n.) The manners and dress of a dandy; foppishness.

Dandyise (v. t. & i.) To make, or to act, like a dandy; to dandify.

Dandyling (n.) A little or insignificant dandy; a contemptible fop.

Dane (n.) A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.

Danegeld (n.) Alt. of Danegelt

Danegelt (n.) An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.

Danewort (n.) A fetid European species of elder (Sambucus Ebulus); dwarf elder; wallwort; elderwort; -- called also Daneweed, Dane's weed, and Dane's-blood. [Said to grow on spots where battles were fought against the Danes.]

Dang () imp. of Ding.

Dang (v. t.) To dash.

Danger (n.) Authority; jurisdiction; control.

Danger (n.) Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.

Danger (n.) Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.

Danger (n.) Difficulty; sparingness.

Danger (n.) Coyness; disdainful behavior.

Danger (v. t.) To endanger.

Dangerful (a.) Full of danger; dangerous.

Dangerless (a.) Free from danger.

Dangerous (a.) Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.

Dangerous (a.) Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

Dangerous (a.) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

Dangerous (a.) Hard to suit; difficult to please.

Dangerous (a.) Reserved; not affable.

Dangled (imp. & p. p.) of Dangle

Dangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dangle

Dangle (v. i.) To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.

Dangle (v. t.) To cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the feet.

Dangleberry (n.) A dark blue, edible berry with a white bloom, and its shrub (Gaylussacia frondosa) closely allied to the common huckleberry. The bush is also called blue tangle, and is found from New England to Kentucky, and southward.

Dangler (n.) One who dangles about or after others, especially after women; a trifler.

Daniel (n.) A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge.

Danish (a.) Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country.

Danish (n.) The language of the Danes.

Danite (n.) A descendant of Dan; an Israelite of the tribe of Dan.

Danite (n.) One of a secret association of Mormons, bound by an oath to obey the heads of the church in all things.

Dank (a.) Damp; moist; humid; wet.

Dank (n.) Moisture; humidity; water.

Dank (n.) A small silver coin current in Persia.

Dankish (a.) Somewhat dank.

Dannebrog (n.) The ancient battle standard of Denmark, bearing figures of cross and crown.

Danseuse (n.) A professional female dancer; a woman who dances at a public exhibition as in a ballet.

Dansk (a.) Danish.

Dansker (n.) A Dane.

Dantean (a.) Relating to, emanating from or resembling, the poet Dante or his writings.

Dantesque (a.) Dantelike; Dantean.

Danubian (a.) Pertaining to, or bordering on, the river Danube.

Dap (v. i.) To drop the bait gently on the surface of the water.

Dapatical (a.) Sumptuous in cheer.

Daphne (n.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.

Daphne (n.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.

Daphnetin (n.) A colorless crystalline substance, C9H6O4, extracted from daphnin.

Daphnia (n.) A genus of the genus Daphnia.

Daphnin (n.) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.

Daphnin (n.) A white, crystalline, bitter substance, regarded as a glucoside, and extracted from Daphne mezereum and D. alpina.

Daphnomancy (n.) Divination by means of the laurel.

Dapifer (n.) One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.

Dapper (a.) Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.

Dapperling (n.) A dwarf; a dandiprat.

Dapple (n.) One of the spots on a dappled animal.

Dapple (a.) Alt. of Dappled

Dappled (a.) Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse.

Dappled (imp. & p. p.) of Dapple

Dappling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dapple

Dapple (v. t.) To variegate with spots; to spot.

Darbies (n. pl.) Manacles; handcuffs.

Darby (n.) A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.

Darbyite (n.) One of the Plymouth Brethren, or of a sect among them; -- so called from John N. Darby, one of the leaders of the Brethren.

Dardanian (a. & n.) Trojan.

Durst (imp.) of Dare

Dared () of Dare

Dared (p. p.) of Dare

Daring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dare

Dare (v. i.) To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.

Dared (imp. & p. p.) of Dare

Daring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dare

Dare (v. t.) To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.

Dare (v. t.) To challenge; to provoke; to defy.

Dare (n.) The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.

Dare (n.) Defiance; challenge.

Dare (v. i.) To lurk; to lie hid.

Dare (v. t.) To terrify; to daunt.

Dare (n.) A small fish; the dace.

Dare-devil (n.) A reckless fellow. Also used adjectively; as, dare-devil excitement.

Dare-deviltries (pl. ) of Dare-deviltry

Dare-deviltry (n) Reckless mischief; the action of a dare-devil.

Dareful (a.) Full of daring or of defiance; adventurous.

Darer (n.) One who dares or defies.

Darg (n.) Alt. of Dargue

Dargue (n.) A day's work; also, a fixed amount of work, whether more or less than that of a day.

Daric (n.) A gold coin of ancient Persia, weighing usually a little more than 128 grains, and bearing on one side the figure of an archer.

Daric (n.) A silver coin of about 86 grains, having the figure of an archer, and hence, in modern times, called a daric.

Daric (n.) Any very pure gold coin.

Daring (n.) Boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act.

Daring (a.) Bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits.

Dark (a.) Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.

Dark (a.) Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.

Dark (a.) Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.

Dark (a.) Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.

Dark (a.) Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.

Dark (a.) Deprived of sight; blind.

Dark (n.) Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.

Dark (n.) The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.

Dark (n.) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.

Dark (v. t.) To darken to obscure.

Darkened (imp. & p. p.) of Darken

Darkening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Darken

Darken (a.) To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room.

Darken (a.) To render dim; to deprive of vision.

Darken (a.) To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.

Darken (a.) To cast a gloom upon.

Darken (a.) To make foul; to sully; to tarnish.

Darken (v. i.) To grow or darker.

Darkener (n.) One who, or that which, darkens.

Darkening (n.) Twilight; gloaming.

Darkful (a.) Full of darkness.

Darkish (a.) Somewhat dark; dusky.

Darkle (v. i.) To grow dark; to show indistinctly.

Darkling (adv.) In the dark.

Darkling (p. pr. & a.) Becoming dark or gloomy; frowing.

Darkling (p. pr. & a.) Dark; gloomy.

Darkly (adv.) With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.

Darkly (adv.) With a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look.

Darkness (n.) The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.

Darkness (n.) A state of privacy; secrecy.

Darkness (n.) A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.

Darkness (n.) Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.

Darkness (n.) A state of distress or trouble.

Darksome (a.) Dark; gloomy; obscure; shaded; cheerless.

Darky (n.) A negro.

Darling (n.) One dearly beloved; a favorite.

Darling (a.) Dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite.

Darlingtonia (n.) A genus of California pitcher plants consisting of a single species. The long tubular leaves are hooded at the top, and frequently contain many insects drowned in the secretion of the leaves.

Darned (imp. & p. p.) of Darn

Darning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Darn

Darn (v. t.) To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or thread.

Darn (n.) A place mended by darning.

Darn (v. t.) A colloquial euphemism for Damn.

Darnel (n.) Any grass of the genus Lolium, esp. the Lolium temulentum (bearded darnel), the grains of which have been reputed poisonous. Other species, as Lolium perenne (rye grass or ray grass), and its variety L. Italicum (Italian rye grass), are highly esteemed for pasture and for making hay.

Darner (n.) One who mends by darning.

Darnex (n.) Alt. of Darnic

Darnic (n.) Same as Dornick.

Daroo (n.) The Egyptian sycamore (Ficus Sycamorus). See Sycamore.

Darr (n.) The European black tern.

Darraign (v. t.) Alt. of Darrain

Darrain (v. t.) To make ready to fight; to array.

Darrain (v. t.) To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

Darrein (a.) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance.

Dart (n.) A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.

Dart (n.) Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.

Dart (n.) A spear set as a prize in running.

Dart (n.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.

Darted (imp. & p. p.) of Dart

Darting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dart

Dart (v. t.) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.

Dart (v. t.) To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.

Dart (v. i.) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.

Dart (v. i.) To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.

Dartars (n.) A kind of scab or ulceration on the skin of lambs.

Darter (n.) One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts.

Darter (n.) The snakebird, a water bird of the genus Plotus; -- so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See Snakebird.

Darter (n.) A small fresh-water etheostomoid fish. The group includes numerous genera and species, all of them American. See Etheostomoid.

Dartingly (adv.) Like a dart; rapidly.

Dartle (v. t. & i.) To pierce or shoot through; to dart repeatedly: -- frequentative of dart.

Dartoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the dartos.

Dartoid (a.) Like the dartos; dartoic; as, dartoid tissue.

Dartos (n.) A thin layer of peculiar contractile tissue directly beneath the skin of the scrotum.

Dartrous (a.) Relating to, or partaking of the nature of, the disease called tetter; herpetic.

Darwinian (a.) Pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements.

Darwinian (n.) An advocate of Darwinism.

Darwinianism (n.) Darwinism.

Darwinism (n.) The theory or doctrines put forth by Darwin. See above.

Dase (v. t.) See Daze.

Dasewe (v. i.) To become dim-sighted; to become dazed or dazzled.

Dashed (imp. & p. p.) of Dash

Dashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dash

Dash (v. t.) To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.

Dash (v. t.) To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.

Dash (v. t.) To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.

Dash (v. t.) To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.

Dash (v. t.) To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.

Dash (v. t.) To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word.

Dash (v. i.) To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.

Dash (n.) Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.

Dash (n.) A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.

Dash (n.) A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.

Dash (n.) A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.

Dash (n.) Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.

Dash (n.) A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.

Dash (n.) A mark or line [--], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead of marks or parenthesis.

Dash (n.) The sign of staccato, a small mark [/] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.

Dash (n.) The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.

Dash (n.) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.

Dashboard (n.) A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called splashboard.

Dashboard (n.) The float of a paddle wheel.

Dashboard (n.) A screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the spray; -- called also sprayboard.

Dasher (n.) That which dashes or agitates; as, the dasher of a churn.

Dasher (n.) A dashboard or splashboard.

Dasher (n.) One who makes an ostentatious parade.

Dashing (a.) Bold; spirited; showy.

Dashingly (adv.) Conspicuously; showily.

Dashism (n.) The character of making ostentatious or blustering parade or show.

Dashpot (n.) A pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock.

Dashy (a.) Calculated to arrest attention; ostentatiously fashionable; showy.

Dastard (n.) One who meanly shrinks from danger; an arrant coward; a poltroon.

Dastard (a.) Meanly shrinking from danger; cowardly; dastardly.

Dastard (v. t.) To dastardize.

Dastardized (imp. & p. p.) of Dastardize

Dastardizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dastardize

Dastardize (v. t.) To make cowardly; to intimidate; to dispirit; as, to dastardize my courage.

Dastardliness (n.) The quality of being dastardly; cowardice; base fear.

Dastardly (a.) Meanly timid; cowardly; base; as, a dastardly outrage.

Dastardness (n.) Dastardliness.

Dastardy (n.) Base timidity; cowardliness.

Daswe (v. i.) See Dasewe

Dasymeter (n.) An instrument for testing the density of gases, consisting of a thin glass globe, which is weighed in the gas or gases, and then in an atmosphere of known density.

Dasypaedal (a.) Dasypaedic.

Dasypaedes (n. pl.) Those birds whose young are covered with down when hatched.

Dasypaedic (a.) Pertaining to the Dasypaedes; ptilopaedic.

Dasyure (n.) A carnivorous marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus. There are several species.

Dasyurine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the dasyures.

Data (n. pl.) See Datum.

Datable (a.) That may be dated; having a known or ascertainable date.

Dataria (n.) Formerly, a part of the Roman chancery; now, a separate office from which are sent graces or favors, cognizable in foro externo, such as appointments to benefices. The name is derived from the word datum, given or dated (with the indications of the time and place of granting the gift or favor).

Datary (n.) An officer in the pope's court, having charge of the Dataria.

Datary (n.) The office or employment of a datary.

Date (n.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.

Date (n.) That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc.

Date (n.) The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle.

Date (n.) Assigned end; conclusion.

Date (n.) Given or assigned length of life; dyration.

Dated (imp. & p. p.) of Date

Dating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Date

Date (v. t.) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.

Date (v. t.) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids.

Date (v. i.) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from.

Dateless (a.) Without date; having no fixed time.

Dater (n.) One who dates.

Datiscin (n.) A white crystalline glucoside extracted from the bastard hemp (Datisca cannabina).

Dative (a.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.

Dative (a.) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.

Dative (a.) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer.

Dative (a.) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law.

Dative (n.) The dative case. See Dative, a., 1.

Datively (adv.) As a gift.

Datolite (n.) A borosilicate of lime commonly occuring in glassy,, greenish crystals.

Data (pl. ) of Datum

Datum (n.) Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Datum (n.) The quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem.

Datura (n.) A genus of solanaceous plants, with large funnel-shaped flowers and a four-celled, capsular fruit.

Daturine (n.) Atropine; -- called also daturia and daturina.

Daubed (imp. & p. p.) of Daub

Daubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daub

Daub (v. t.) To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.

Daub (v. t.) To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.

Daub (v. t.) To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.

Daub (v. t.) To flatter excessively or glossy.

Daub (v. t.) To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.

Daub (v. i.) To smear; to play the flatterer.

Daub (n.) A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear.

Daub (n.) A picture coarsely executed.

Dauber (n.) One who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter.

Dauber (n.) A pad or ball of rags, covered over with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber.

Dauber (n.) A low and gross flatterer.

Dauber (n.) The mud wasp; the mud dauber.

Daubery (n.) Alt. of Daubry

Daubry (n.) A daubing; specious coloring; false pretenses.

Daubing (n.) The act of one who daubs; that which is daubed.

Daubing (n.) A rough coat of mortar put upon a wall to give it the appearance of stone; rough-cast.

Daubing (n.) In currying, a mixture of fish oil and tallow worked into leather; -- called also dubbing.

Daubreelite (n.) A sulphide of chromium observed in some meteoric irons.

Dauby (a.) Smeary; viscous; glutinous; adhesive.

Daughters (pl. ) of Daughter

Daughtren (pl. ) of Daughter

Daughter (n.) The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals.

Daughter (n.) A female descendant; a woman.

Daughter (n.) A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.

Daughter (n.) A term of address indicating parental interest.

Daughters-in-law (pl. ) of Daughter-in-law

Daughter-in-law (n.) The wife of one's son.

Daughterliness (n.) The state of a daughter, or the conduct becoming a daughter.

Daughterly (a.) Becoming a daughter; filial.

Dauk (v. t.) See Dawk, v. t., to cut or gush.

Daun (n.) A variant of Dan, a title of honor.

Daunted (imp. & p. p.) of Daunt

Daunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daunt

Daunt (v. t.) To overcome; to conquer.

Daunt (v. t.) To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.

Daunter (n.) One who daunts.

Dauntless (a.) Incapable of being daunted; undaunted; bold; fearless; intrepid.

Dauphin (n.) The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.

Dauphiness (n.) Alt. of Dauphine

Dauphine (n.) The title of the wife of the dauphin.

Dauw (n.) The striped quagga, or Burchell's zebra, of South Africa (Asinus Burchellii); -- called also peechi, or peetsi.

Davenport (n.) A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.

Davidic (a.) Of or pertaining to David, the king and psalmist of Israel, or to his family.

Davit (n.) A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; -- called also the fish davit.

Davit (n.) Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship's side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for lowering, etc.; -- called also boat davits.

Davy Jones () The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors.

Davy lamp () See Safety lamp, under Lamp.

Davyne (n.) A variety of nephelite from Vesuvius.

Davyum (n.) A rare metallic element found in platinum ore. It is a white malleable substance. Symbol Da. Atomic weight 154.

Daw (n.) A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.

Daw (v. i.) To dawn.

Daw (v. t.) To rouse.

Daw (v. t.) To daunt; to terrify.

Dawdled (imp. & p. p.) of Dawdle

Dawdling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dawdle

Dawdle (v. i.) To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.

Dawdle (v. t.) To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.

Dawdle (n.) A dawdler.

Dawdler (n.) One who wastes time in trifling employments; an idler; a trifler.

Dawe (n.) Day.

Dawish (a.) Like a daw.

Dawk (n.) See Dak.

Dawk (v. t.) To cut or mark with an incision; to gash.

Dawk (n.) A hollow, crack, or cut, in timber.

Dawned (imp. & p. p.) of Dawn

Dawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dawn

Dawn (v. i.) To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.

Dawn (v. i.) To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.

Dawn (n.) The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.

Dawn (n.) First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.

Dawsonite (n.) A hydrous carbonate of alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals.

Day (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.

Day (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below.

Day (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.

Day (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.

Day (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.

Dayaks (n. pl.) See Dyaks.

Daybook (n.) A journal of accounts; a primary record book in which are recorded the debts and credits, or accounts of the day, in their order, and from which they are transferred to the journal.

Daybreak (n.) The time of the first appearance of light in the morning.

Day-coal (n.) The upper stratum of coal, as nearest the light or surface.

Daydream (n.) A vain fancy speculation; a reverie; a castle in the air; unfounded hope.

Daydreamer (n.) One given to daydreams.

Dayflower (n.) A genus consisting mostly of tropical perennial herbs (Commelina), having ephemeral flowers.

Dayfly (n.) A neuropterous insect of the genus Ephemera and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; -- so called because it commonly lives but one day in the winged or adult state. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral.

Day-labor (n.) Labor hired or performed by the day.

Day-laborer (n.) One who works by the day; -- usually applied to a farm laborer, or to a workman who does not work at any particular trade.

Daylight (n.) The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light.

Daylight (n.) The eyes.

Day lily () A genus of plants (Hemerocallis) closely resembling true lilies, but having tuberous rootstocks instead of bulbs. The common species have long narrow leaves and either yellow or tawny-orange flowers.

Day lily () A genus of plants (Funkia) differing from the last in having ovate veiny leaves, and large white or blue flowers.

Daymaid (n.) A dairymaid.

Daymare (n.) A kind of incubus which occurs during wakefulness, attended by the peculiar pressure on the chest which characterizes nightmare.

Day-net (n.) A net for catching small birds.

Day-peep (n.) The dawn.

Daysman (n.) An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.

Dayspring (n.) The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; hence, the beginning.

Day-star (n.) The morning star; the star which ushers in the day.

Day-star (n.) The sun, as the orb of day.

Daytime (n.) The time during which there is daylight, as distinguished from the night.

Daywoman (n.) A dairymaid.

Dazed (imp. & p. p.) of Daze

Dazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daze

Daze (v. t.) To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.

Daze (n.) The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze.

Daze (n.) A glittering stone.

Dazzled (imp. & p. p.) of Dazzle

Dazzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dazzle

Dazzle (v. t.) To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light.

Dazzle (v. t.) To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind.

Dazzle (v. i.) To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite admiration by brilliancy.

Dazzle (v. i.) To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.

Dazzle (n.) A light of dazzling brilliancy.

Dazzlement (n.) Dazzling flash, glare, or burst of light.

Dazzlingly (adv.) In a dazzling manner.

Each (a. / a. pron.) Every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you.

Each (a. / a. pron.) Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.

Eachwhere (adv.) Everywhere.

Eadish (n.) See Eddish.

Eager (a.) Sharp; sour; acid.

Eager (a.) Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

Eager (a.) Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.

Eager (a.) Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

Eager (n.) Same as Eagre.

Eagerly (adv.) In an eager manner.

Eagerness (n.) The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.

Eagerness (n.) Tartness; sourness.

Eagle (n.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik / imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.

Eagle (n.) A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.

Eagle (n.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.

Eagle (n.) The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people.

Eagle-eyed (a.) Sharp-sighted as an eagle.

Eagle-sighted (a.) Farsighted and strong-sighted; sharp-sighted.

Eagless (n.) A female or hen eagle.

Eaglestone (n.) A concretionary nodule of clay ironstone, of the size of a walnut or larger, so called by the ancients, who believed that the eagle transported these stones to her nest to facilitate the laying of her eggs; aetites.

Eaglet (n.) A young eagle, or a diminutive eagle.

Eagle-winged (a.) Having the wings of an eagle; swift, or soaring high, like an eagle.

Eaglewood (n.) A kind of fragrant wood. See Agallochum.

Eagrass (n.) See Eddish.

Eagre (n.) A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See Bore.

Ealderman (n.) Alt. of Ealdorman

Ealdorman (n.) An alderman.

Eale (n.) Ale.

Eame (n.) Uncle.

Ean (v. t. & i.) To bring forth, as young; to yean.

Eanling (n.) A lamb just brought forth; a yeanling.

Ear (n.) The organ of hearing; the external ear.

Ear (n.) The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.

Ear (n.) That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.

Ear (n.) Same as Acroterium.

Ear (n.) Same as Crossette.

Ear (n.) Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.

Eared (imp. & p. p.) of Ear

Earing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ear

Ear (v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.

Ear (n.) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.

Ear (v. i.) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.

Ear (v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.

Earable (a.) Arable; tillable.

Earache (n.) Ache or pain in the ear.

Earal (a.) Receiving by the ear.

Ear-bored (a.) Having the ear perforated.

Earcap (n.) A cap or cover to protect the ear from cold.

Earcockle (n.) A disease in wheat, in which the blackened and contracted grain, or ear, is filled with minute worms.

Eardrop (n.) A pendant for the ear; an earring; as, a pair of eardrops.

Eardrop (n.) A species of primrose. See Auricula.

Eardrum (n.) The tympanum. See Illust. of Ear.

Eared (a.) Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared.

Eared (a.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears.

Eariness (n.) Fear or timidity, especially of something supernatural.

Earing (n.) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called head earing.

Earing (n.) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing.

Earing (n.) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.

Earing (n.) Coming into ear, as corn.

Earing (n.) A plowing of land.

Earl (n.) A nobleman of England ranking below a marquis, and above a viscount. The rank of an earl corresponds to that of a count (comte) in France, and graf in Germany. Hence the wife of an earl is still called countess. See Count.

Earl (n.) The needlefish.

Earlap (n.) The lobe of the ear.

Earldom (n.) The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl.

Earldom (n.) The status, title, or dignity of an earl.

Earldorman (n.) Alderman.

Earlduck (n.) The red-breasted merganser (Merganser serrator).

Earles penny () Earnest money. Same as Arles penny.

Earless (a.) Without ears; hence, deaf or unwilling to hear.

Earlet (n.) An earring.

Earliness (n.) The state of being early or forward; promptness.

Earl marshal () An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under his jurisdiction, and he is still the head of the herald's office or college of arms.

Earlock (n.) A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See Lovelock.

Early (adv.) Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.

Early (adv.) In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.

Early (adv.) Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.

Earmark (n.) A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.

Earmark (n.) A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.

Earmarked (imp. & p. p.) of Earmark

Earmarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earmark

Earmark (v. t.) To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.

Earn (n.) See Ern, n.

Earned (imp. & p. p.) of Earn

Earning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earn

Earn (v. t.) To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).

Earn (v. t.) To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.

Earn (v. t. & i.) To grieve.

Earn (v. i.) To long; to yearn.

Earn (v. i.) To curdle, as milk.

Earnest (n.) Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.

Earnest (a.) Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.

Earnest (a.) Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.

Earnest (a.) Serious; important.

Earnest (v. t.) To use in earnest.

Earnest (n.) Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.

Earnest (n.) Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.

Earnestful (a.) Serious.

Earnestly (adv.) In an earnest manner.

Earnestness (n.) The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety.

Earnful (a.) Full of anxiety or yearning.

Earnings (pl. ) of Earning

Earning (n.) That which is earned; wages gained by work or services; money earned; -- used commonly in the plural.

Earpick (n.) An instrument for removing wax from the ear.

Ear-piercer (n.) The earwig.

Earreach (n.) Earshot.

Earring (n.) An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant.

Earsh (n.) See Arrish.

Ear-shell (n.) A flattened marine univalve shell of the genus Haliotis; -- called also sea-ear. See Abalone.

Earshot (n.) Reach of the ear; distance at which words may be heard.

Earshrift (n.) A nickname for auricular confession; shrift.

Earsore (n.) An annoyance to the ear.

Ear-splitting (a.) Deafening; disagreeably loud or shrill; as, ear-splitting strains.

Earst (adv.) See Erst.

Earth (n.) The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.

Earth (n.) The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.

Earth (n.) The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.

Earth (n.) A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.

Earth (n.) Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.

Earth (n.) The people on the globe.

Earth (n.) Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.

Earth (n.) A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.

Earth (n.) A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.

Earthed (imp. & p. p.) of Earth

Earthing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earth

Earth (v. t.) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.

Earth (v. t.) To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.

Earth (v. i.) To burrow.

Earth (n.) A plowing.

Earthbag (n.) A bag filled with earth, used commonly to raise or repair a parapet.

Earthbank (n.) A bank or mound of earth.

Earthboard (n.) The part of a plow, or other implement, that turns over the earth; the moldboard.

Earthborn (a.) Born of the earth; terrigenous; springing originally from the earth; human.

Earthborn (a.) Relating to, or occasioned by, earthly objects.

Earthbred (a.) Low; grovelling; vulgar.

Earthdin (n.) An earthquake.

Earthdrake (n.) A mythical monster of the early Anglo-Saxon literature; a dragon.

Earthen (a.) Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe.

Earthen-hearted (a.) Hard-hearted; sordid; gross.

Earthenware (n.) Vessels and other utensils, ornaments, or the like, made of baked clay. See Crockery, Pottery, Stoneware, and Porcelain.

Earth flax () A variety of asbestus. See Amianthus.

Earthfork (n.) A pronged fork for turning up the earth.

Earthiness (n.) The quality or state of being earthy, or of containing earth; hence, grossness.

Earthliness (n.) The quality or state of being earthly; worldliness; grossness; perishableness.

Earthling (n.) An inhabitant of the earth; a mortal.

Earthly (a.) Pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual; carnal; worldly; as, earthly joys; earthly flowers; earthly praise.

Earthly (a.) Of all things on earth; possible; conceivable.

Earthly (a.) Made of earth; earthy.

Earthly (adv.) In the manner of the earth or its people; worldly.

Earthly-minded (a.) Having a mind devoted to earthly things; worldly-minded; -- opposed to spiritual-minded.

Earthmad (n.) The earthworm.

Earthnut (n.) A name given to various roots, tubers, or pods grown under or on the ground

Earthnut (n.) The esculent tubers of the umbelliferous plants Bunium flexuosum and Carum Bulbocastanum.

Earthnut (n.) The peanut. See Peanut.

Earthpea (n.) A species of pea (Amphicarpaea monoica). It is a climbing leguminous plant, with hairy underground pods.

Earthquake (n.) A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.

Earthquake (a.) Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.

Earthquave (n.) An earthquake.

Earth shine () See Earth light, under Earth.

Earthshock (n.) An earthquake.

Earthstar (n.) A curious fungus of the genus Geaster, in which the outer coating splits into the shape of a star, and the inner one forms a ball containing the dustlike spores.

Earth-tongue (n.) A fungus of the genus Geoglossum.

Earthward (adv.) Alt. of Earthwards

Earthwards (adv.) Toward the earth; -- opposed to heavenward or skyward.

Earthwork (n.) Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.

Earthwork (n.) The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc.

Earthwork (n.) An embankment or construction made of earth.

Earthworm (n.) Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. terrestris; many others are known; -- called also angleworm and dewworm.

Earthworm (n.) A mean, sordid person; a niggard.

Earthy (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter.

Earthy (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal.

Earthy (a.) Gross; low; unrefined.

Earthy (a.) Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture.

Earwax (n.) See Cerumen.

Earwig (n.) Any insect of the genus Forticula and related genera, belonging to the order Euplexoptera.

Earwig (n.) In America, any small chilopodous myriapod, esp. of the genus Geophilus.

Earwig (n.) A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor.

Earwigged (imp. & p. p.) of Earwig

Earwigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earwig

Earwig (v. t.) To influence, or attempt to influence, by whispered insinuations or private talk.

Earwitness (n.) A witness by means of his ears; one who is within hearing and does hear; a hearer.

Ease (n.) Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.

Ease (n.) Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.

Ease (n.) Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.

Ease (n.) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.

Eased (imp. & p. p.) of Ease

Easing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ease

Ease (n.) To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind.

Ease (n.) To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.

Ease (n.) To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.

Ease (n.) To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.

Easeful (a.) Full of ease; suitable for affording ease or rest; quiet; comfortable; restful.

Easel (n.) A frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright, or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for exhibition.

Easeless (a.) Without ease.

Easement (n.) That which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience; accommodation.

Easement (n.) A liberty, privilege, or advantage, which one proprietor has in the estate of another proprietor, distinct from the ownership of the soil, as a way, water course, etc. It is a species of what the civil law calls servitude.

Easement (n.) A curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail, etc.

Easily (adv.) With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.

Easily (adv.) Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily.

Easily (adv.) Readily; without reluctance; willingly.

Easily (adv.) Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without /umult or discord.

Easily (adv.) Without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, a carriage moves easily.

Easiness (n.) The state or condition of being easy; freedom from distress; rest.

Easiness (n.) Freedom from difficulty; ease; as the easiness of a task.

Easiness (n.) Freedom from emotion; compliance; disposition to yield without opposition; unconcernedness.

Easiness (n.) Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; -- said of style, manner, etc.

Easiness (n.) Freedom from jolting, jerking, or straining.

East (n.) The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west.

East (n.) The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East.

East (n.) Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West.

East (a.) Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east.

East (adv.) Eastward.

East (v. i.) To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.

Easter (n.) An annual church festival commemorating Christ's resurrection, and occurring on Sunday, the second day after Good Friday. It corresponds to the pasha or passover of the Jews, and most nations still give it this name under the various forms of pascha, pasque, paque, or pask.

Easter (n.) The day on which the festival is observed; Easter day.

Easter (v. i.) To veer to the east; -- said of the wind.

Easterling (n.) A native of a country eastward of another; -- used, by the English, of traders or others from the coasts of the Baltic.

Easterling (n.) A piece of money coined in the east by Richard II. of England.

Easterling (n.) The smew.

Easterling (a.) Relating to the money of the Easterlings, or Baltic traders. See Sterling.

Easterly (a.) Coming from the east; as, it was easterly wind.

Easterly (a.) Situated, directed, or moving toward the east; as, the easterly side of a lake; an easterly course or voyage.

Easterly (adv.) Toward, or in the direction of, the east.

Eastern (a.) Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.

Eastern (a.) Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.

Easternmost (a.) Most eastern.

East Indian () Belonging to, or relating to, the East Indies.

East Indian (n.) A native of, or a dweller in, the East Indies.

Easting (n.) The distance measured toward the east between two meridians drawn through the extremities of a course; distance of departure eastward made by a vessel.

East-insular (a.) Relating to the Eastern Islands; East Indian.

Eastward (adv.) Alt. of Eastwards

Eastwards (adv.) Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as, New Haven lies eastward from New York.

Easy (v. t.) At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint

Easy (v. t.) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy.

Easy (v. t.) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind.

Easy (v. t.) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style.

Easy (v. t.) Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing.

Easy (v. t.) Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.

Easy (v. t.) Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.

Easy (v. t.) Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.

Easy (v. t.) Moderate; sparing; frugal.

Easy (v. t.) Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight.

Easy-chair (n.) An armchair for ease or repose.

Easy-going (a.) Moving easily; hence, mild-tempered; ease-loving; inactive.

Ate (imp.) of Eat

Eat () of Eat

Eaten (p. p.) of Eat

Eat () of Eat

Eating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eat

Eat (v. t.) To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.

Eat (v. t.) To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear.

Eat (v. i.) To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.

Eat (v. i.) To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.

Eat (v. i.) To make one's way slowly.

Eatable (a.) Capable of being eaten; fit to be eaten; proper for food; esculent; edible.

Eatable (n.) Something fit to be eaten.

Eatage (n.) Eatable growth of grass for horses and cattle, esp. that of aftermath.

Eater (n.) One who, or that which, eats.

Eath (a. & adv.) Easy or easily.

Eating (n.) The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.

Eating (n.) Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.

Eau de Cologne () Same as Cologne.

Eau de vie () French name for brandy. Cf. Aqua vitae, under Aqua.

Eavedrop (n.) A drop from the eaves; eavesdrop.

Eaves (n. pl.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof.

Eaves (n. pl.) Brow; ridge.

Eaves (n. pl.) Eyelids or eyelashes.

Eavesdrop (v. i.) To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private.

Eavesdrop (n.) The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

Eavesdropper (n.) One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.

Eavesdropping (n.) The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet fro private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.

Fa (n.) A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.

Fa (n.) The tone F.

Fabaceous (a.) Having the nature of a bean; like a bean.

Fabellae (pl. ) of Fabella

Fabella (n.) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

Fabian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.

Fable (n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.

Fable (n.) The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.

Fable (n.) Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.

Fable (n.) Fiction; untruth; falsehood.

Fabled (imp. & p. p.) of Fable

Fabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fable

Fable (v. i.) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.

Fable (v. t.) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

Fabler (n.) A writer of fables; a fabulist; a dealer in untruths or falsehoods.

Fabliaux (pl. ) of Fabliau

Fabliau (n.) One of the metrical tales of the Trouveres, or early poets of the north of France.

Fabric (n.) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.

Fabric (n.) That which is fabricated

Fabric (n.) Framework; structure; edifice; building.

Fabric (n.) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics.

Fabric (n.) The act of constructing; construction.

Fabric (n.) Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe.

Fabricked (imp. & p. p.) of Fabric

Fabricking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fabric

Fabric (v. t.) To frame; to build; to construct.

Fabricant (n.) One who fabricates; a manufacturer.

Fabricated (imp. & p. p.) of Fabricate

Fabricating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fabricate

Fabricate (v. t.) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.

Fabricate (v. t.) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.

Fabricate (v. t.) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.

Fabrication (n.) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture; as, the fabrication of a bridge, a church, or a government.

Fabrication (n.) That which is fabricated; a falsehood; as, the story is doubtless a fabrication.

Fabricator (n.) One who fabricates; one who constructs or makes.

Fabricatress (n.) A woman who fabricates.

Fabrile (a.) Pertaining to a workman, or to work in stone, metal, wood etc.; as, fabrile skill.

Fabulist (n.) One who invents or writes fables.

Fabulized (imp. & p. p.) of Fabulize

Fabulizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fabulize

Fabulize (v. i.) To invent, compose, or relate fables or fictions.

Fabulosity (n.) Fabulousness.

Fabulosity (n.) A fabulous or fictitious story.

Fabulous (a.) Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.

Fabulous (a.) Passing belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price.

Faburden (n.) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass.

Faburden (n.) A succession of chords of the sixth.

Faburden (n.) A monotonous refrain.

Fac (n.) A large ornamental letter used, esp. by the early printers, at the commencement of the chapters and other divisions of a book.

Facade (n.) The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have its facade unfinished, though the interior may be in use.

Face (n.) The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.

Face (n.) That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.

Face (n.) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.

Face (n.) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.

Face (n.) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.

Face (n.) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.

Face (n.) The style or cut of a type or font of type.

Face (n.) Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.

Face (n.) That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.

Face (n.) Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.

Face (n.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.

Face (n.) Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.

Face (n.) Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.

Face (n.) Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.

Face (n.) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.

Face (n.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount.

Faced (imp. & p. p.) of Face

Facing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Face

Face (v. t.) To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.

Face (v. t.) To Confront impudently; to bully.

Face (v. t.) To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park.

Face (v. t.) To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.

Face (v. t.) To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.

Face (v. t.) To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.

Face (v. t.) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

Face (v. t.) To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

Face (v. i.) To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.

Face (v. i.) To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.

Face (v. i.) To present a face or front.

Faced (a.) Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two-faced.

Faser (n.) One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person.

Faser (n.) A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy.

Facet (n.) A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond.

Facet (n.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.

Facet (n.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.

Facet (n.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.

Faceted (imp. & p. p.) of Facet

Faceting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Facet

Facet (v. t.) To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.

Facete (a.) Facetious; witty; humorous.

Faceted (a.) Having facets.

Facetiae (n. pl.) Witty or humorous writings or saying; witticisms; merry conceits.

Facetious (a.) Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion.

Facetious (a.) Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply.

Facette (n.) See Facet, n.

Facework (n.) The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.

Facia (n.) See Fascia.

Facial (a.) Of or pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve.

Faciend (n.) The multiplicand. See Facient, 2.

Facient (n.) One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent.

Facient (n.) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient.

Facient (n.) The multiplier.

Facies (n.) The anterior part of the head; the face.

Facies (n.) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its environment.

Facies (n.) The face of a bird, or the front of the head, excluding the bill.

Facile (a.) Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.

Facile (a.) Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.

Facile (a.) Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.

Facile (a.) Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.

Facile (a.) Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.

Facilitated (imp. & p. p.) of Facilitate

Facilitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Facilitate

Facilitate (v. t.) To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task.

Facilitation (n.) The act of facilitating or making easy.

Facilities (pl. ) of Facility

Facility (n.) The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.

Facility (n.) Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in executing works of art.

Facility (n.) Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.

Facility (n.) Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.

Facility (n.) That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural; as, special facilities for study.

Facing (n.) A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc. , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface.

Facing (n.) A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.

Facing (n.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used.

Facing (n.) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.

Facing (n.) The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.

Facing (n.) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.

Facingly (adv.) In a facing manner or position.

Facinorous (a.) Atrociously wicked.

Facound (n.) Speech; eloquence.

Facsimiles (pl. ) of Facsimile

Facsimile (n.) A copy of anything made, either so as to be deceptive or so as to give every part and detail of the original; an exact copy or likeness.

Facsimile (v. t.) To make a facsimile of.

Fact (n.) A doing, making, or preparing.

Fact (n.) An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

Fact (n.) Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.

Fact (n.) The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.

Faction (n.) One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.

Faction (n.) A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.

Faction (n.) Tumult; discord; dissension.

Factionary (a.) Belonging to a faction; being a partisan; taking sides.

Factioner (n.) One of a faction.

Factionist (n.) One who promotes faction.

Factious (a.) Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.

Factious (a.) Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.

Factitious (a.) Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a natural, standard or rule; not natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste.

Factitive (a.) Causing; causative.

Factitive (a.) Pertaining to that relation which is proper when the act, as of a transitive verb, is not merely received by an object, but produces some change in the object, as when we say, He made the water wine.

Factive (a.) Making; having power to make.

Facto (adv.) In fact; by the act or fact.

Factor (n.) One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.

Factor (n.) A steward or bailiff of an estate.

Factor (n.) One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.

Factor (n.) One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.

Factored (imp. & p. p.) of Factor

Factoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Factor

Factor (v. t.) To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.

Factorage (n.) The allowance given to a factor, as a compensation for his services; -- called also a commission.

Factoress (n.) A factor who is a woman.

Factorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a factory.

Factorial (a.) Related to factorials.

Factorial (n.) A name given to the factors of a continued product when the former are derivable from one and the same function F(x) by successively imparting a constant increment or decrement h to the independent variable. Thus the product F(x).F(x + h).F(x + 2h) . . . F[x + (n-1)h] is called a factorial term, and its several factors take the name of factorials.

Factorial (n.) The product of the consecutive numbers from unity up to any given number.

Factoring (n.) The act of resolving into factors.

Factorized (imp. & p. p.) of Factorize

Factorizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Factorize

Factorize (v. t.) To give warning to; -- said of a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, the warning being to the effect that he shall not pay the money or deliver the property of the defendant in his hands to him, but appear and answer the suit of the plaintiff.

Factorize (v. t.) To attach (the effects of a debtor) in the hands of a third person ; to garnish. See Garnish.

Factorship (n.) The business of a factor.

Factories (pl. ) of Factory

Factory (n.) A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.

Factory (n.) The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.

Factory (n.) A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

Factotums (pl. ) of Factotum

Factotum (n.) A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.

Factual (a.) Relating to, or containing, facts.

Facta (pl. ) of Factum

Factum (n.) A man's own act and deed

Factum (n.) Anything stated and made certain.

Factum (n.) The due execution of a will, including everything necessary to its validity.

Factum (n.) The product. See Facient, 2.

Facture (n.) The act or manner of making or doing anything; -- now used of a literary, musical, or pictorial production.

Facture (n.) An invoice or bill of parcels.

Faculae (n. pl.) Groups of small shining spots on the surface of the sun which are brighter than the other parts of the photosphere. They are generally seen in the neighborhood of the dark spots, and are supposed to be elevated portions of the photosphere.

Facular (a.) Of or pertaining to the faculae.

Faculties (pl. ) of Faculty

Faculty (n.) Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul.

Faculty (n.) Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.

Faculty (n.) Power; prerogative or attribute of office.

Faculty (n.) Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation.

Faculty (n.) A body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law, Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in which they had studied; at present, the members of a profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal faculty, ect.

Faculty (n.) The body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college.

Facund (a.) Eloquent.

Facundious (a.) Eloquement; full of words.

Facundity (n.) Eloquence; readiness of speech.

Fad (n.) A hobby ; freak; whim.

Faddle (v. i.) To trifle; to toy.

Faddle (v. t. ) To fondle; to dandle.

Fade (a.) Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.

Faded (imp. & p. p.) of Fade

Fading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fade

Fade (a.) To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.

Fade (a.) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.

Fade (a.) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

Fade (v. t.) To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.

Faded (a.) That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.

Fadedly (adv.) In a faded manner.

Fadeless (a.) Not liable to fade; unfading.

Fader (n.) Father.

Fadge (a.) To fit; to suit; to agree.

Fadge (n.) A small flat loaf or thick cake; also, a fagot.

Fading (a.) Losing freshness, color, brightness, or vigor.

Fading (n.) Loss of color, freshness, or vigor.

Fading (n.) An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.

Fadme (n.) A fathom.

Fady (a.) Faded.

Faecal (a.) See Fecal.

Faeces (n.pl.) Excrement; ordure; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.

Faecula (n.) See Fecula.

Faery (n. & a.) Fairy.

Faffle (v. i.) To stammer.

Fag (n.) A knot or coarse part in cloth.

Fagged (imp. & p. p.) of Fag

Fagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fag

Fag (v. i.) To become weary; to tire.

Fag (v. i.) To labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge.

Fag (v. i.) To act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery, for another, as in some English schools.

Fag (v. t.) To tire by labor; to exhaust; as, he was almost fagged out.

Fag (v. t.) Anything that fatigues.

Fagend (n.) An end of poorer quality, or in a spoiled condition, as the coarser end of a web of cloth, the untwisted end of a rope, ect.

Fagend (n.) The refuse or meaner part of anything.

Fagging (n.) Laborious drudgery; esp., the acting as a drudge for another at an English school.

Fagot (n.) A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine.

Fagot (n.) A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile.

Fagot (n.) A bassoon. See Fagotto.

Fagot (n.) A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company.

Fagot (n.) An old shriveled woman.

Fagoted (imp. & p. p.) of Fagot

Fagoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fagot

Fagot (v. t.) To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously.

Fagotto (n.) The bassoon; -- so called from being divided into parts for ease of carriage, making, as it were, a small fagot.

Faham (n.) The leaves of an orchid (Angraecum fragrans), of the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius, used (in France) as a substitute for Chinese tea.

Fahlband (n.) A stratum in crystalline rock, containing metallic sulphides.

Fahlerz (n.) Alt. of Fahlband

Fahlband (n.) Same as Tetrahedrite.

Fahlunite (n.) A hydration of iolite.

Fahrenheit (a.) Conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to Fahrenheit's thermometric scale.

Fahrenheit (n.) The Fahrenheit termometer or scale.

Faience (n.) Glazed earthenware; esp., that which is decorated in color.

Failed (imp. & p. p.) of Fail

Failing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fail

Fail (v. i.) To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail.

Fail (v. i.) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of.

Fail (v. i.) To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink.

Fail (v. i.) To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.

Fail (v. i.) To perish; to die; -- used of a person.

Fail (v. i.) To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation.

Fail (v. i.) To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ; to be baffled or frusrated.

Fail (v. i.) To err in judgment; to be mistaken.

Fail (v. i.) To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.

Fail (v. t.) To be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert.

Fail (v. t.) To miss of attaining; to lose.

Fail (v. i.) Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail.

Fail (v. i.) Death; decease.

Failance (n.) Fault; failure; omission.

Failing (n.) A failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity; as, a mental failing.

Failing (n.) The act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt.

Faille (n.) A soft silk, heavier than a foulard and not glossy.

Failure (n.) Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.

Failure (n.) Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.

Failure (n.) Want of success; the state of having failed.

Failure (n.) Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.

Failure (n.) A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.

Failure (n.) A failing; a slight fault.

Fain (a.) Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.

Fain (a.) Satisfied; contented; also, constrained.

Fain (adv.) With joy; gladly; -- with wold.

Fain (v. t. & i.) To be glad ; to wish or desire.

Faineant (a.) Doing nothing; shiftless.

Faineant (n.) A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.

Faint (superl.) Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.

Faint (superl.) Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."

Faint (superl.) Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.

Faint (superl.) Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.

Faint (n.) The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.

Fainted (imp. & p. p.) of Faint

Fainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Faint

Faint (v. i.) To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See Fainting, n.

Faint (n.) To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.

Faint (n.) To decay; to disappear; to vanish.

Faint (v. t.) To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.

Fainthearted (a.) Wanting in courage; depressed by fear; easily discouraged or frightened; cowardly; timorous; dejected.

Fainting (n.) Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the respiration feeble, and the heat's beat weak.

Faintish (a.) Slightly faint; somewhat faint.

Faintling (a.) Timorous; feeble-minded.

Faintly (adv.) In a faint, weak, or timidmanner.

Faintness (n.) The state of being faint; loss of strength, or of consciousness, and self-control.

Faintness (n.) Want of vigor or energy.

Faintness (n.) Feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness; as, faintness of description.

Faintness (n.) Faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection.

Faints (n.pl.) The impure spirit which comes over first and last in the distillation of whisky; -- the former being called the strong faints, and the latter, which is much more abundant, the weak faints. This crude spirit is much impregnated with fusel oil.

Fainty (a.) Feeble; languid.

Fair (superl.) Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.

Fair (superl.) Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.

Fair (superl.) Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.

Fair (superl.) Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.

Fair (superl.) Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unincumbered; open; direct; -- said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view.

Fair (superl.) Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.

Fair (superl.) Characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; -- said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement.

Fair (superl.) Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc.

Fair (superl.) Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.

Fair (superl.) Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.

Fair (adv.) Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.

Fair (n.) Fairness, beauty.

Fair (n.) A fair woman; a sweetheart.

Fair (n.) Good fortune; good luck.

Fair (v. t.) To make fair or beautiful.

Fair (v. t.) To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.

Fair (n.) A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.

Fair (n.) A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.

Fair (n.) A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.

Fair-haired (a.) Having fair or light-colored hair.

Fairhood (n.) Fairness; beauty.

Fairily (adv.) In the manner of a fairy.

Fairing (n.) A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair.

Fairish (a.) Tolerably fair.

Fair-leader (n.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.

Fairly (adv.) In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.

Fairly (adv.) Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade.

Fairly (adv.) Honestly; properly.

Fairly (adv.) Softly; quietly; gently.

Fair-minded (a.) Unprejudiced; just; judicial; honest.

Fair-natured (a.) Well-disposed.

Fairness (n.) The state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc.

Faair-spoken (a.) Using fair speech, or uttered with fairness; bland; civil; courteous; plausible.

Fairway (n.) The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels.

Fair-weather (a.) Made or done in pleasant weather, or in circumstances involving but little exposure or sacrifice; as, a fair-weather voyage.

Fair-weather (a.) Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend.

Fair-world (n.) State of prosperity.

Fairies (pl. ) of Fairy

Fairy (n.) Enchantment; illusion.

Fairy (n.) The country of the fays; land of illusions.

Fairy (n.) An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon.

Fairy (n.) An enchantress.

Fairy (a.) Of or pertaining to fairies.

Fairy (a.) Given by fairies; as, fairy money.

Fairyland (n.) The imaginary land or abode of fairies.

Fairylike (a.) Resembling a fairy, or what is made or done be fairies; as, fairylike music.

Faith (n.) Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.

Faith (n.) The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.

Faith (n.) The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.

Faith (n.) The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith.

Faith (n.) That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.

Faith (n.) Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.

Faith (n.) Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.

Faith (n.) Credibility or truth.

Faith (interj.) By my faith; in truth; verily.

Faithed (a.) Having faith or a faith; honest; sincere.

Faithful (a.) Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.

Faithful (a.) Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.

Faithful (a.) True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.

Faithful (a.) Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.

Faithless (a.) Not believing; not giving credit.

Faithless (a.) Not believing on God or religion; specifically, not believing in the Christian religion.

Faithless (a.) Not observant of promises or covenants.

Faithless (a.) Not true to allegiance, duty, or vows; perfidious; trecherous; disloyal; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife.

Faithless (a.) Serving to disappoint or deceive; delusive; unsatisfying.

Faitour (n.) A doer or actor; particularly, an evil doer; a scoundrel.

Fake (n.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.

Fake (v. t.) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.

Fake (v. t.) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.

Fake (v. t.) To make; to construct; to do.

Fake (v. t.) To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.

Fake (n.) A trick; a swindle.

Fakir (n.) An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk.

Falanaka (n.) A viverrine mammal of Madagascar (Eupleres Goudotii), allied to the civet; -- called also Falanouc.

Falcade (n.) The action of a horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very quick curvets.

Falcate (a.) Alt. of Falcated

Falcated (a.) Hooked or bent like a sickle; as, a falcate leaf; a falcate claw; -- said also of the moon, or a planet, when horned or crescent-formed.

Falcation (n.) The state of being falcate; a bend in the form of a sickle.

Falcer (n.) One of the mandibles of a spider.

Falchion (n.) A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.

Falchion (n.) A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.

Falcidian (a.) Of or pertaining to Publius Falcidius, a Roman tribune.

Falciform (a.) Having the shape of a scithe or sickle; resembling a reaping hook; as, the falciform ligatment of the liver.

Falcon (n.) One of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight.

Falcon (n.) Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game.

Falcon (n.) An ancient form of cannon.

Falconer (n.) A person who breeds or trains hawks for taking birds or game; one who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.

Falconet (n.) One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later.

Falconet (n.) One of several very small Asiatic falcons of the genus Microhierax.

Falconet (n.) One of a group of Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, resembling shrikes and titmice.

Falcongentil (n.) The female or young of the goshawk (Astur palumbarius).

Falconine (a.) Like a falcon or hawk; belonging to the Falconidae

Falconry (n.) The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.

Falconry (n.) The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.

Falcula (n.) A curved and sharp-pointed claw.

Falculate (a.) Curved and sharppointed, like a falcula, or claw of a falcon.

Faldage (n.) A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; -- often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor.

Faldfee (n.) A fee or rent paid by a tenant for the privilege of faldage on his own ground.

Falding (n.) A frieze or rough-napped cloth.

Faldistory (n.) The throne or seat of a bishop within the chancel.

Faldstool (n.) A folding stool, or portable seat, made to fold up in the manner of a camo stool. It was formerly placed in the choir for a bishop, when he offciated in any but his own cathedral church.

Falernian (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Falernus, in Italy; as, Falernianwine.

Falk (n.) The razorbill.

Fell (imp.) of Fall

Fallen (p. p.) of Fall

Falling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fall

Fall (v. t.) To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.

Fall (v. t.) To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.

Fall (v. t.) To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.

Fall (v. t.) To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.

Fall (v. t.) To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.

Fall (v. t.) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.

Fall (v. t.) To decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points.

Fall (v. t.) To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.

Fall (v. t.) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin.

Fall (v. t.) To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.

Fall (v. t.) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.

Fall (v. t.) To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.

Fall (v. t.) To pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.

Fall (v. t.) To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.

Fall (v. t.) To come; to occur; to arrive.

Fall (v. t.) To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.

Fall (v. t.) To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.

Fall (v. t.) To belong or appertain.

Fall (v. t.) To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.

Fall (v. t.) To let fall; to drop.

Fall (v. t.) To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.

Fall (v. t.) To diminish; to lessen or lower.

Fall (v. t.) To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.

Fall (v. t.) To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.

Fall (n.) The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.

Fall (n.) The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.

Fall (n.) Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.

Fall (n.) Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.

Fall (n.) The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.

Fall (n.) Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.

Fall (n.) A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.

Fall (n.) Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.

Fall (n.) Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; -- usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.

Fall (n.) The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.

Fall (n.) Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.

Fall (n.) The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.

Fall (n.) That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.

Fall (n.) The act of felling or cutting down.

Fall (n.) Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.

Fall (n.) Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.

Fall (n.) That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.

Fallacious (a.) Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or reasoning.

Fallacies (pl. ) of Fallacy

Fallacy (n.) Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.

Fallacy (n.) An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism.

Fallals (n.pl.) Gay ornaments; frippery; gewgaws.

Fallax (n.) Cavillation; a caviling.

Fallen (a.) Dropped; prostrate; degraded; ruined; decreased; dead.

Fallency (n.) An exception.

Faller (n.) One who, or that which, falls.

Faller (n.) A part which acts by falling, as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.

Fallfish (n.) A fresh-water fish of the United States (Semotilus bullaris); -- called also silver chub, and Shiner. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Fallibility (n.) The state of being fallible; liability to deceive or to be deceived; as, the fallibity of an argument or of an adviser.

Fallible (a.) Liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived; as, all men are fallible; our opinions and hopes are fallible.

Fallibly (adv.) In a fallible manner.

Falling (a. & n.) from Fall, v. i.

Fallopian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Fallopius; as, the Fallopian tubes or oviducts, the ducts or canals which conduct the ova from the ovaries to the uterus.

Fallow (a.) Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.

Fallow (n.) Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.

Fallow (n.) Plowed land.

Fallow (n.) Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.

Fallow (n.) The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.

Fallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Fallow

Fallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fallow

Fallow (n.) To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.

Fallow deer () A European species of deer (Cervus dama), much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in England, where it is often domesticated in the parks.

Fallowist (n.) One who favors the practice of fallowing land.

Fallowness (n.) A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or manufactory, through which goods are raised or lowered.

Falsary (a.) A falsifier of evidence.

False (superl.) Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.

False (superl.) Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.

False (superl.) Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.

False (superl.) Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.

False (superl.) Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.

False (superl.) Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.

False (superl.) Not in tune.

False (adv.) Not truly; not honestly; falsely.

False (a.) To report falsely; to falsify.

False (a.) To betray; to falsify.

False (a.) To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.

False (a.) To feign; to pretend to make.

False-faced (a.) Hypocritical.

False-heart (a.) False-hearted.

False-hearted (a.) Hollow or unsound at the core; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious.

Falsehood (n.) Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.

Falsehood (n.) A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.

Falsehood (n.) Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.

Falsehood (n.) A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.

Falsely (adv.) In a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously.

Falseness (n.) The state of being false; contrariety to the fact; inaccuracy; want of integrity or uprightness; double dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy; as, the falseness of a report, a drawing, or a singer's notes; the falseness of a man, or of his word.

Falser (n.) A deceiver.

Falsettos (pl. ) of Falsetto

Falsetto (n.) A false or artificial voice; that voice in a man which lies above his natural voice; the male counter tenor or alto voice. See Head voice, under Voice.

Falsicrimen () The crime of falsifying.

Falsifiable (a.) Capable of being falsified, counterfeited, or corrupted.

Falsification (n.) The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not.

Falsification (n.) Willful misstatement or misrepresentation.

Falsification (n.) The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong.

Falsificator (n.) A falsifier.

Falsifier (n.) One who falsifies, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; a liar.

Falsified (imp. & p. p.) of Falsify

Falsifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Falsify

Falsify (a.) To make false; to represent falsely.

Falsify (a.) To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin.

Falsify (a.) To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false.

Falsify (a.) To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word.

Falsify (a.) To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow.

Falsify (a.) To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment.

Falsify (a.) To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong.

Falsify (a.) To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document.

Falsify (v. i.) To tell lies; to violate the truth.

Falsism (n.) That which is evidently false; an assertion or statement the falsity of which is plainly apparent; -- opposed to truism.

Falsities (pl. ) of Falsity

Falsity (a.) The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth.

Falsity (a.) That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion.

Falter (v. t.) To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.

Faltered (imp. & p. p.) of Falter

Faltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Falter

Falter (v. & n.) To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.

Falter (v. & n.) To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady.

Falter (v. & n.) To hesitate in purpose or action.

Falter (v. & n.) To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought.

Falter (v. t.) To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.

Falter (v. i.) Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.

Faltering (a.) Hesitating; trembling.

Faltering (n.) Falter; halting; hesitation.

Faluns (n.) A series of strata, of the Middle Tertiary period, of France, abounding in shells, and used by Lyell as the type of his Miocene subdivision.

Falwe (a. & n.) Fallow.

Falx (n.) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.

Famble (v. i.) To stammer.

Famble (v.) A hand.

Fame (n.) Public report or rumor.

Fame (n.) Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.

Famed (imp. & p. p.) of Fame

Faming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fame

Fame (v. t.) To report widely or honorably.

Fame (v. t.) To make famous or renowned.

Fameless (a.) Without fame or renown.

Familiar (a.) Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.

Familiar (a.) Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.

Familiar (a.) Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.

Familiar (a.) Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.

Familiar (a.) Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.

Familiar (n.) An intimate; a companion.

Familiar (n.) An attendant demon or evil spirit.

Familiar (n.) A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.

Familiarities (pl. ) of Familiarity

Familiarity (n.) The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity.

Familiarity (n.) Anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties.

Familiarization (n.) The act or process of making familiar; the result of becoming familiar; as, familiarization with scenes of blood.

Familiarized (imp. & p. p.) of Familiarize

Familiarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Familiarize

Familiarize (v. t.) To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse; as, to familiarize one's self with scenes of distress.

Familiarize (v. t.) To make acquainted, or skilled, by practice or study; as, to familiarize one's self with a business, a book, or a science.

Familiarly (adv.) In a familiar manner.

Familiarness (n.) Familiarity.

Familiary (a.) Of or pertaining to a family or household; domestic.

Familism (n.) The tenets of the Familists.

Familist (n.) One of afanatical Antinomian sect originating in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, who held that religion consists wholly in love.

Familisteries (pl. ) of Familistery

Familistery (n.) A community in which many persons unite as in one family, and are regulated by certain communistic laws and customs.

Familistic (a.) Alt. of Familistical

Familistical (a.) Pertaining to Familists.

Families (pl. ) of Family

Family (v. t.) The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.

Family (v. t.) The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.

Family (v. t.) Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house; as, the human family; the family of Abraham; the father of a family.

Family (v. t.) Course of descent; genealogy; line of ancestors; lineage.

Family (v. t.) Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family.

Family (v. t.) A group of kindred or closely related individuals; as, a family of languages; a family of States; the chlorine family.

Family (v. t.) A group of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoology a family is less comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as an order.

Famine (n.) General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution.

Famished (imp. & p. p.) of Famish

Famishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Famish

Famish (v. t.) To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger.

Famish (v. t.) To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hanger.

Famish (v. t.) To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.

Famish (v. t.) To force or constrain by famine.

Famish (v. i.) To die of hunger; to starve.

Famish (v. i.) To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.

Famish (v. i.) To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.

Famishment (n.) State of being famished.

Famosity (n.) The state or quality of being famous.

Famous (a.) Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; -- used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate.

Famoused (a.) Renowned.

Famously (adv.) In a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly.

Famousness (n.) The state of being famous.

Famular (n.) Domestic; familiar.

Famulate (v. i.) To serve.

Famulist (n.) A collegian of inferior rank or position, corresponding to the sizar at Cambridge.

Fan (n.) An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface

Fan (n.) An instrument for cooling the person, made of feathers, paper, silk, etc., and often mounted on sticks all turning about the same pivot, so as when opened to radiate from the center and assume the figure of a section of a circle.

Fan (n.) Any revolving vane or vanes used for producing currents of air, in winnowing grain, blowing a fire, ventilation, etc., or for checking rapid motion by the resistance of the air; a fan blower; a fan wheel.

Fan (n.) An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.

Fan (n.) Something in the form of a fan when spread, as a peacock's tail, a window, etc.

Fan (n.) A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.

Fan (n.) That which produces effects analogous to those of a fan, as in exciting a flame, etc.; that which inflames, heightens, or strengthens; as, it served as a fan to the flame of his passion.

Fan (n.) A quintain; -- from its form.

Fanned (imp. & p. p.) of Fan

Fanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fan

Fan (n.) To move as with a fan.

Fan (n.) To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.

Fan (n.) To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.

Fan (n.) To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.

Fan (n.) To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan axcites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.

Fanal (n.) A lighthouse, or the apparatus placed in it for giving light.

Fanatic (a.) Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions.

Fanatic (n.) A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.

Fanatical (a.) Characteristic of, or relating to, fanaticism; fanatic.

Fanaticism (n.) Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious frenzy.

Fanaticized (imp. & p. p.) of Fanaticize

Fanaticizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fanaticize

Fanaticize (v. t.) To cause to become a fanatic.

Fanatism (n.) Fanaticism.

Fancied (v. t.) Formed or conceived by the fancy; unreal; as, a fancied wrong.

Fancier (n.) One who is governed by fancy.

Fancier (n.) One who fancies or has a special liking for, or interest in, a particular object or class or objects; hence, one who breeds and keeps for sale birds and animals; as, bird fancier, dog fancier, etc.

Fanciful (a.) Full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects.

Fanciful (a.) Conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal qualities or figures; as, a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory.

Fanciful (a.) Curiously shaped or constructed; as, she wore a fanciful headdress.

Fanciless (a.) Having no fancy; without ideas or imagination.

Fancies (pl. ) of Fancy

Fancy (n.) The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.

Fancy (n.) An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.

Fancy (n.) An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.

Fancy (n.) Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.

Fancy (n.) That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.

Fancy (n.) A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.

Fancied (imp. & p. p.) of Fancy

Fancying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fancy

Fancy (v. i.) To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.

Fancy (v. i.) To love.

Fancy (v. t.) To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.

Fancy (v. t.) To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.

Fancy (v. t.) To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal).

Fancy (a.) Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.

Fancy (a.) Extravagant; above real value.

Fancy-free (a.) Free from the power of love.

Fancymonger (n.) A lovemonger; a whimsical lover.

Fancy-sick (a.) Love-sick.

Fancywork (n.) Ornamental work with a needle or hook, as embroidery, crocheting, netting, etc.

Fand () imp. of Find.

Fandangoes (pl. ) of Fandango

Fandango (n.) A lively dance, in 3-8 or 6-8 time, much practiced in Spain and Spanish America. Also, the tune to which it is danced.

Fandango (n.) A ball or general dance, as in Mexico.

Fane (n.) A temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church.

Fane (n.) A weathercock.

Fanega (n.) A dry measure in Spain and Spanish America, varying from 1/ to 2/ bushels; also, a measure of land.

Fanfare (n.) A flourish of trumpets, as in coming into the lists, etc.; also, a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase.

Fanfaron (n.) A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster.

Fanfaronade (n.) A swaggering; vain boasting; ostentation; a bluster.

Fanfoot (n.) A species of gecko having the toes expanded into large lobes for adhesion. The Egyptian fanfoot (Phyodactylus gecko) is believed, by the natives, to have venomous toes.

Fanfoot (n.) Any moth of the genus Polypogon.

Fang (a.) To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch.

Fang (a.) To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.

Fang (v. t.) The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth; esp., one of the usually erectile, venomous teeth of serpents. Also, one of the falcers of a spider.

Fang (v. t.) Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.

Fang (v. t.) The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth.

Fang (v. t.) A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course.

Fang (v. t.) A projecting tooth or prong, as in a part of a lock, or the plate of a belt clamp, or the end of a tool, as a chisel, where it enters the handle.

Fang (v. t.) The valve of a pump box.

Fang (v. t.) A bend or loop of a rope.

Fanged (a.) Having fangs or tusks; as, a fanged adder. Also used figuratively.

Fangle (v. t.) Something new-fashioned; a foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.

Fangle (v. t.) To fashion.

Fangled (a.) New made; hence, gaudy; showy; vainly decorated. [Obs., except with the prefix new.] See Newfangled.

Fangleness (n.) Quality of being fangled.

Fangless (a.) Destitute of fangs or tusks.

Fangot (n.) A quantity of wares, as raw silk, etc., from one hundred weight.

Fanion (n.) A small flag sometimes carried at the head of the baggage of a brigade.

Fanion (n.) A small flag for marking the stations in surveying.

Fanlike (a.) Resembling a fan;

Fanlike (a.) folded up like a fan, as certain leaves; plicate.

Fannel (n.) Same as Fanon.

Fanner (n.) One who fans.

Fanner (n.) A fan wheel; a fan blower. See under Fan.

Fan-nerved (a.) Having the nerves or veins arranged in a radiating manner; -- said of certain leaves, and of the wings of some insects.

Fanon (n.) A term applied to various articles, as: (a) A peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by eastern bishops. (b) A maniple.

Fan palm () Any palm tree having fan-shaped or radiate leaves; as the Chamaerops humilis of Southern Europe; the species of Sabal and Thrinax in the West Indies, Florida, etc.; and especially the great talipot tree (Corypha umbraculifera) of Ceylon and Malaya. The leaves of the latter are often eighteen feet long and fourteen wide, and are used for umbrellas, tents, and roofs. When cut up, they are used for books and manuscripts.

Fantail (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail.

Fantail (n.) Any bird of the Australian genus Rhipidura, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the family of flycatchers.

Fan-tailed (a.) Having an expanded, or fan-shaped, tail; as, the fan-tailed pigeon.

Fantasia (n.) A continuous composition, not divided into what are called movements, or governed by the ordinary rules of musical design, but in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted by set form.

Fantasied (a.) Filled with fancies or imaginations.

Fantasm (n.) Same as Phantasm.

Fantast (n.) One whose manners or ideas are fantastic.

Fantastic (a.) Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.

Fantastic (a.) Having the nature of a phantom; unreal.

Fantastic (a.) Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.

Fantastic (a.) Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.

Fantastic (n.) A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop.

Fantastical (a.) Fanciful; unreal; whimsical; capricious; fantastic.

Fantasticality (n.) Fantastically.

Fantastically (adv.) In a fantastic manner.

Fantastic-alness (n.) The quality of being fantastic.

Fantasticism (n.) The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality.

Fantasticly (adv.) Fantastically.

Fantasticness (n.) Fantasticalness.

Fantasticco (n.) A fantastic.

Fantasies (pl. ) of Fantasy

Fantasy (n.) Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.

Fantasy (n.) Fantastic designs.

Fantasy (v. t.) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.

Fantoccini (n. pl.) Puppets caused to perform evolutions or dramatic scenes by means of machinery; also, the representations in which they are used.

Fantom (n.) See Phantom.

Fap (a.) Fuddled.

Faquir (n.) See Fakir.

Far (n.) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.

Far (a.) Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.

Far (a.) Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.

Far (a.) Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.

Far (a.) Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.

Far (a.) The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.

Far (adv.) To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.

Far (adv.) To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.

Far (adv.) In great part; as, the day is far spent.

Far (adv.) In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.

Farabout (n.) A going out of the way; a digression.

Farad (n.) The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.

Faradic (a.) Of or pertaining to Michael Faraday, the distinguished electrician; -- applied especially to induced currents of electricity, as produced by certain forms of inductive apparatus, on account of Faraday's investigations of their laws.

Faradism (n.) Alt. of Faradization

Faradization (n.) The treatment with faradic or induced currents of electricity for remedial purposes.

Farand (n.) See Farrand, n.

Farandams (n.) A fabrik made of silk and wool or hair.

Farantly (a.) Orderly; comely; respectable.

Farced (imp. & p. p.) of Farce

Farcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farce

Farce (v. t.) To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.

Farce (v. t.) To render fat.

Farce (v. t.) To swell out; to render pompous.

Farce (v. t.) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.

Farce (v. t.) A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.

Farce (v. t.) Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.

Farcement (n.) Stuffing; forcemeat.

Farcical (a.) Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal.

Farcical (a.) Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See Farcy, n.

Farcilite (n.) Pudding stone.

Farcimen (n.) Alt. of Farcin

Farcin (n.) Same as Farcy.

Farcing (n.) Stuffing; forcemeat.

Farctate (v. t.) Stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; -- opposed to tubular or hollow.

Farcy (n.) A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen.

Fard (n.) Paint used on the face.

Fard (v. t.) To paint; -- said esp. of one's face.

Fardage (n.) See Dunnage.

Fardel (n.) A bundle or little pack; hence, a burden.

Fardel (v. t.) To make up in fardels.

Farding-bag (n.) The upper stomach of a cow, or other ruminant animal; the rumen.

Fardingdale (n.) A farthingale.

Fardingdeal (n.) The fourth part of an acre of land.

Fared (imp. & p. p.) of Fare

Faring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fare

Fare (n.) To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.

Fare (n.) To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or ill.

Fare (n.) To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live.

Fare (n.) To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him.

Fare (n.) To behave; to conduct one's self.

Fare (v.) A journey; a passage.

Fare (v.) The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due for conveying a person by land or water; as, the fare for crossing a river; the fare in a coach or by railway.

Fare (v.) Ado; bustle; business.

Fare (v.) Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.

Fare (v.) Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare; delicious fare.

Fare (v.) The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers.

Fare (v.) The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.

Faren () p. p. of Fare, v. i.

Farewell (interj.) Go well; good-by; adieu; -- originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell.

Farewell (n.) A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.

Farewell (n.) Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.

Farewell (a.) Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.

Farfet (p. p.) Farfetched.

Farfetch (v. t.) To bring from far; to seek out studiously.

Farfetch (n.) Anything brought from far, or brought about with studious care; a deep strategem.

Farfetched (a.) Brought from far, or from a remote place.

Farfetched (a.) Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained.

Farina (n.) A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery.

Farina (n.) Pollen.

Farinaceous (a.) Consisting or made of meal or flour; as, a farinaceous diet.

Farinaceous (a.) Yielding farina or flour; as, ffarinaceous seeds.

Farinaceous (a.) Like meal; mealy; pertainiing to meal; as, a farinaceous taste, smell, or appearance.

Farinose (a.) Yielding farinaa; as, farinose substances.

Farinose (a.) Civered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy.

Farl (v. t.) Same as Furl.

Farlie (n.) An unusual or unexpected thing; a wonder. See Fearly.

Farm (a. & n.) The rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of part of its products.

Farm (a. & n.) The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold.

Farm (a. & n.) The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation.

Farm (a. & n.) Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.

Farm (a. & n.) A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government.

Farm (a. & n.) A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm.

Farmed (imp. & p. p.) of Farm

Farming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farm

Farm (v. t.) To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.

Farm (v. t.) To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.

Farm (v. t.) To take at a certain rent or rate.

Farm (v. t.) To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.

Farm (v. i.) To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.

Farmable (a.) Capable of being farmed.

Farmer (n.) One who farms

Farmer (n.) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.

Farmer (n.) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.

Farmer (n.) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.

Farmer (n.) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.

Farmeress (n.) A woman who farms.

Farmership (n.) Skill in farming.

Farmery (n.) The buildings and yards necessary for the business of a farm; a homestead.

Farmhouse (n.) A dwelling house on a farm; a farmer's residence.

Farming (a.) Pertaining to agriculture; devoted to, adapted to, or engaged in, farming; as, farming tools; farming land; a farming community.

Farming (n.) The business of cultivating land.

Farmost (a.) Most distant; farthest.

Farmstead (n.) A farm with the building upon it; a homestead on a farm.

Farmsteading (n.) A farmstead.

Farmyard (n.) The yard or inclosure attached to a barn, or the space inclosed by the farm buildings.

Farness (a.) The state of being far off; distance; remoteness.

Faro (n.) A gambling game at cardds, in whiich all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.

Faroese (n. sing. & pl.) An inhabitant, or, collectively, inhabitants, of the Faroe islands.

Far-off (a.) Remote; as, the far-off distance. Cf. Far-off, under Far, adv.

Farraginous (a.) Formed of various materials; mixed; as, a farraginous mountain.

Farrago (n.) A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a mixture.

Farrand (n.) Manner; custom; fashion; humor.

Farreation (n.) Same as Confarreation.

Farrier (n.) A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon.

Farrier (v. i.) To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier.

Farriery (n.) The art of shoeing horses.

Farriery (n.) The art of preventing, curing, or mitigating diseases of horses and cattle; the veterinary art.

Farriery (n.) The place where a smith shoes horses.

Farrow (n.) A little of pigs.

Farrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Farfow

Farrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farfow

Farfow (v. t. & i.) To bring forth (young); -- said only of swine.

Farrow (a.) Not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only of cows.

Farry (n.) A farrow.

Farse (n.) An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.

Farseeing (a.) Able to see to a great distance; farsighted.

Farseeing (a.) Having foresight as regards the future.

Farsighted (a.) Seeing to great distance; hence, of good judgment regarding the remote effects of actions; sagacious.

Farsighted (a.) Hypermetropic.

Farsightedness (n.) Quality of bbeing farsighted.

Farsightedness (n.) Hypermetropia.

Farstretched (a.) Streatched beyond ordinary limits.

Farther (superl.) More remote; more distant than something else.

Farther (superl.) Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further.

Farther (adv.) At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; as, let us rest with what we have, without looking farther.

Farther (adv.) Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as, farther, let us consider the probable event.

Farther (v. t.) To help onward. [R.] See Further.

Fartherance (n.) See Furtherance.

Farthermore (adv.) See Furthermore.

Farthermost (a.) Most remote; farthest.

Farthest (Superl.) Most distant or remote; as, the farthest degree. See Furthest.

Farthest (adv.) At or to the greatest distance. See Furthest.

Farthing (n.) The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency.

Farthing (n.) A very small quantity or value.

Farthing (n.) A division of land.

Farthingale (n.) A hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat.

Fasces (pl.) A bundle of rods, having among them an ax with the blade projecting, borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of their authority.

Fascet (n.) A wire basket on the end of a rod to carry glass bottles, etc., to the annealing furnace; also, an iron rod to be thrust into the mouths of bottles, and used for the same purpose; -- called also pontee and punty.

Fasciae (pl. ) of Fascia

Fascia (n.) A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.

Fascia (n.) A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.

Fascia (n.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.

Fascia (n.) A broad well-defined band of color.

Fascial (a.) Pertaining to the fasces.

Fascial (a.) Relating to a fascia.

Fasciate (a.) Alt. of Fasciated

Fasciated (a.) Bound with a fillet, sash, or bandage.

Fasciated (a.) Banded or compacted together.

Fasciated (a.) Flattened and laterally widened, as are often the stems of the garden cockscomb.

Fasciated (a.) Broadly banded with color.

Fasciation (n.) The act or manner of binding up; bandage; also, the condition of being fasciated.

Fascicle (n.) A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots.

Fascicled (a.) Growing in a bundle, tuft, or close cluster; as, the fascicled leaves of the pine or larch; the fascicled roots of the dahlia; fascicled muscle fibers; fascicled tufts of hair.

Fascicular (a.) Pertaining to a fascicle; fascicled; as, a fascicular root.

Fascicularly (adv.) In a fascicled manner.

Fasciculate (a.) Alt. of Fasciculated

Fasciculated (a.) Grouped in a fascicle; fascicled.

Fasciculi (pl. ) of Fasciculus

Fasciculus (n.) A little bundle; a fascicle.

Fasciculus (n.) A division of a book.

Fascinated (imp. & p. p.) of Fascinate

Fascinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fascinate

Fascinate (v. t.) To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant.

Fascinate (v. t.) To excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms.

Fascination (n.) The act of fascinating, bewhiching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.

Fascination (n.) The state or condition of being fascinated.

Fascination (n.) That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.

Fascine (n.) A cylindrical bundle of small sticks of wood, bound together, used in raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets; also in revetments for river banks, and in mats for dams, jetties, etc.

Fascinous (a.) Caused or acting by witchcraft.

Fasciolae (pl. ) of Fasciola

Fasciola (n.) A band of gray matter bordering the fimbria in the brain; the dentate convolution.

Fasciole (n.) A band of minute tubercles, bearing modified spines, on the shells of spatangoid sea urchins. See Spatangoidea.

Fashed (imp. & p. p.) of Fash

Fashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fash

Fash (v. t.) To vex; to tease; to trouble.

Fash (n.) Vexation; anxiety; care.

Fashion (n.) The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.; workmanship; execution.

Fashion (n.) The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion.

Fashion (n.) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion.

Fashion (n.) Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way.

Fashioned (imp. & p. p.) of Fashion

Fashioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fashion

Fashion (v. t.) To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.

Fashion (v. t.) To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to.

Fashion (v. t.) To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.

Fashion (v. t.) To forge or counterfeit.

Fashionable (a.) Conforming to the fashion or established mode; according with the prevailing form or style; as, a fashionable dress.

Fashionable (a.) Established or favored by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time; as, the fashionable philosophy; fashionable opinions.

Fashionable (a.) Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; as, a fashionable man.

Fashionable (a.) Genteel; well-bred; as, fashionable society.

Fashionable (n.) A person who conforms to the fashions; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Fashionableness (n.) State of being fashionable.

Fashionably (adv.) In a fashionable manner.

Fashioned (a.) Having a certain style or fashion; as old-fashioned; new-fashioned.

Fashioner (n.) One who fashions, forms, ar gives shape to anything.

Fashionist (n.) An obsequious follower of the modes and fashions.

Fashionless (a.) Having no fashion.

Fashion-monger (n.) One who studies the fashions; a fop; a dandy.

Fashion-mongering (a.) Behaving like a fashion-monger.

Fassaite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, from the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.

Fasted (imp. & p. p.) of Fast

Fasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fast

Fast (v. i.) To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.

Fast (v. i.) To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.

Fast (v. i.) Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.

Fast (v. i.) Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.

Fast (v. i.) A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast.

Fast (v.) Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.

Fast (v.) Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.

Fast (v.) Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.

Fast (v.) Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.

Fast (v.) Tenacious; retentive.

Fast (v.) Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.

Fast (v.) Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.

Fast (v.) Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.

Fast (a.) In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.

Fast (a.) In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.

Fast (n.) That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring.

Fastened (imp. & p. p.) of Fasten

Fastening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fasten

Fasten (a.) To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.

Fasten (a.) To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts.

Fasten (a.) To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow.

Fasten (v. i.) To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.

Fastener (n.) One who, or that which, makes fast or firm.

Fastening (n.) Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.

Faster (n.) One who abstains from food.

Fast-handed (a.) Close-handed; close-fisted; covetous; avaricious.

Fasti (n.pl.) The Roman calendar, which gave the days for festivals, courts, etc., corresponding to a modern almanac.

Fasti (n.pl.) Records or registers of important events.

Fastidiosity (n.) Fastidiousness; squeamishness.

Fastidious (a.) Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.

Fastigiate (a.) Alt. of Fastigiated

Fastigiated (a.) Narrowing towards the top.

Fastigiated (a.) Clustered, parallel, and upright, as the branches of the Lombardy poplar; pointed.

Fastigiated (a.) United into a conical bundle, or into a bundle with an enlarged head, like a sheaf of wheat.

Fastish (a.) Rather fast; also, somewhat dissipated.

Fastly (adv.) Firmly; surely.

Fastness (a.) The state of being fast and firm; firmness; fixedness; security; faithfulness.

Fastness (a.) A fast place; a stronghold; a fortress or fort; a secure retreat; a castle; as, the enemy retired to their fastnesses in the mountains.

Fastness (a.) Conciseness of style.

Fastness (a.) The state of being fast or swift.

Fastuous (a.) Proud; haughty; disdainful.

Fat (n.) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.

Fat (n.) A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.

Fat (superl.) Abounding with fat

Fat (superl.) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.

Fat (superl.) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.

Fat (superl.) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.

Fat (superl.) Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.

Fat (superl.) Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.

Fat (superl.) Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.

Fat (superl.) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.

Fat (n.) An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.

Fat (n.) The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.

Fat (n.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.

Fatted (imp. & p. p.) of Fat

atting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fat

Fat (a.) To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.

Fat (v. i.) To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.

Fatal (a.) Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable.

Fatal (a.) Foreboding death or great disaster.

Fatal (a.) Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.

Fatalism (n.) The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by inevitable necessity.

Fatalist (n.) One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.

Fatalistic (a.) Implying, or partaking of the nature of, fatalism.

Fatalities (pl. ) of Fatality

Fatality (n.) The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.

Fatality (n.) The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility.

Fatality (n.) That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event.

Fatally (adv.) In a manner proceeding from, or determined by, fate.

Fatally (adv.) In a manner issuing in death or ruin; mortally; destructively; as, fatally deceived or wounded.

Fatalness (n.) Quality of being fatal.

Fata Morgana () A kind of mirage by which distant objects appear inverted, distorted, displaced, or multiplied. It is noticed particularly at the Straits of Messina, between Calabria and Sicily.

Fatback (n.) The menhaden.

Fat-brained (a.) Dull of apprehension.

Fate (n.) A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.

Fate (n.) Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.

Fate (n.) The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.

Fate (n.) The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.

Fated (p. p. & a.) Decreed by fate; destined; doomed; as, he was fated to rule a factious people.

Fated (p. p. & a.) Invested with the power of determining destiny.

Fated (p. p. & a.) Exempted by fate.

Fateful (a. .) Having the power of serving or accomplishing fate.

Fateful (a. .) Significant of fate; ominous.

Fathead (n.) A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley (Pimephales promelas); -- called also black-headed minnow.

Fathead (n.) A labroid food fish of California; the redfish.

Father (n.) One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.

Father (n.) A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.

Father (n.) One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.

Father (n.) A respectful mode of address to an old man.

Father (n.) A senator of ancient Rome.

Father (n.) A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.

Father (n.) One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.

Father (n.) One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.

Father (n.) The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.

Fathered (imp. & p. p.) of Father

Fathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Father

Father (v. t.) To make one's self the father of; to beget.

Father (v. t.) To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).

Father (v. t.) To provide with a father.

Fatherhood (n.) The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.

Fathers-in-law (pl. ) of Father-in-law

Father-in-law (n.) The father of one's husband or wife; -- correlative to son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

Fatherland (n.) One's native land; the native land of one's fathers or ancestors.

Father-lasher (n.) A European marine fish (Cottus bubalis), allied to the sculpin; -- called also lucky proach.

Fatherless (a.) Destitute of a living father; as, a fatherless child.

Fatherless (a.) Without a known author.

Fatherlessness (n.) The state of being without a father.

Fatherliness (n.) The qualities of a father; parantal kindness, care, etc.

Father longlegs () See Daddy longlegs, 2.

Fatherly (a.) Like a father in affection and care; paternal; tender; protecting; careful.

Fatherly (a.) Of or pertaining to a father.

Fathership (n.) The state of being a father; fatherhood; paternity.

Fathom (n.) A measure of length, containing six feet; the space to which a man can extend his arms; -- used chiefly in measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of navigable water by soundings.

Fathom (n.) The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.

Fathomed (imp. & p. p.) of Fathom

Fathoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fathom

Fathom (v. t.) To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span.

Fathom (v. t.) The measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of.

Fathomable (a.) Capable of being fathomed.

Fathomer (n.) One who fathoms.

Fathomless (a.) Incapable of being fathomed; immeasurable; that can not be sounded.

Fathomless (a.) Incomprehensible.

Fatidical (a.) Having power to foretell future events; prophetic; fatiloquent; as, the fatidical oak.

Fatiferous (a.) Fate-bringing; deadly; mortal; destructive.

Fatigable (a.) Easily tired.

Fatigate (a.) Wearied; tired; fatigued.

Fatigate (v. t.) To weary; to tire; to fatigue.

Fatigation (n.) Weariness.

Fatigue (n.) Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength.

Fatigue (n.) The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.

Fatigue (n.) The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains.

Fatigued (imp. & p. p.) of Fatigue

Fatiguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fatigue

Fatigue (n.) To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire.

Fatiloquent (a.) Prophetic; fatidical.

Fatiloquist (n.) A fortune teller.

Fatimite (a.) Alt. of Fatimide

Fatimide (a.) Descended from Fatima, the daughter and only child of Mohammed.

Fatimide (n.) A descendant of Fatima.

Fatiscence (n.) A gaping or opening; state of being chinky, or having apertures.

Fat-kidneyed (a.) Gross; lubberly.

Fatling (n.) A calf, lamb, kid, or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; -- said of such animals as are used for food.

Fatly (adv.) Grossly; greasily.

Fatner (n.) One who fattens. [R.] See Fattener.

Fatness (n.) The quality or state of being fat, plump, or full-fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh.

Fatness (n.) Hence; Richness; fertility; fruitfulness.

Fatness (n.) That which makes fat or fertile.

Fattened (imp. & p. p.) of Fatten

Fattining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fatten

Fatten (v. t.) To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat.

Fatten (v. t.) To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood.

Fatten (v. i.) To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to be pampered.

Fattener (n.) One who, or that which, fattens; that which gives fatness or fertility.

Fattiness (n.) State or quality of being fatty.

Fattish (a.) Somewhat fat; inclined to fatness.

Fatty (a.) Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy; gross; as, a fatty substance.

Fatuitous (a.) Stupid; fatuous.

Fatuity (n.) Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity.

Fatuous (a.) Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.

Fatuous (a.) Without reality; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.

Fat-wited (a.) Dull; stupid.

Faubourg (n.) A suburb of French city; also, a district now within a city, but formerly without its walls.

Faucal (a.) Pertaining to the fauces, or opening of the throat; faucial; esp., (Phon.) produced in the fauces, as certain deep guttural sounds found in the Semitic and some other languages.

Fauces (n.pl.) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue; -- called also the isthmus of the fauces. On either side of the passage two membranous folds, called the pillars of the fauces, inclose the tonsils.

Fauces (n.pl.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.

Fauces (n.pl.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.

Faucet (n.) A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.

Faucet (n.) The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.

Fauchion (n.) See Falchion.

Faucial (a.) Pertaining to the fauces; pharyngeal.

Faugh (interj.) An exclamation of contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.

Faulchion (n.) See Falchion.

Faulcon (n.) See Falcon.

Fauld (n.) The arch over the dam of a blast furnace; the tymp arch.

Faule (n.) A fall or falling band.

Fault (n.) Defect; want; lack; default.

Fault (n.) Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.

Fault (n.) A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.

Fault (n.) A dislocation of the strata of the vein.

Fault (n.) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.

Fault (n.) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

Fault (n.) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.

Faulted (imp. & p. p.) of Fault

Faulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fault

Fault (v. t.) To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.

Fault (v. t.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.

Fault (v. i.) To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.

Faulter (n.) One who commits a fault.

Fault-finder (n.) One who makes a practice of discovering others' faults and censuring them; a scold.

Fault-finding (n.) The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. Also Adj.

Faultful (a.) Full of faults or sins.

Faultily (adv.) In a faulty manner.

Faultiness (n.) Quality or state of being faulty.

Faulting (n.) The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced.

Faultless (a.) Without fault; not defective or imperfect; free from blemish; free from incorrectness, vice, or offense; perfect; as, a faultless poem.

Faulty (a.) Containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended.

Faulty (a.) Guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable; worthy of censure.

Faun (n.) A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.

Fauna (n.) The animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna.

Faunal (a.) Relating to fauna.

Faunist (n.) One who describes the fauna of country; a naturalist.

Fauni (pl. ) of Faunus

Faunus (n.) See Faun.

Fausen (n.) A young eel.

Fausse-braye (n.) A second raampart, exterior to, and parallel to, the main rampart, and considerably below its level.

Fauteuil (n.) An armchair; hence (because the members sit in fauteuils or armchairs), membership in the French Academy.

Fauteuil (n.) Chair of a presiding officer.

Fautor (n.) A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support; an abettor.

Fautress (n.) A patroness.

Fauvette (n.) A small singing bird, as the nightingale and warblers.

Fauces (pl. ) of Faux

Faux (n.) See Fauces.

faux pas () A false step; a mistake or wrong measure.

Favaginous (a.) Formed like, or resembling, a honeycomb.

Favas (n.) See Favus, n., 2.

Favel (a.) Yellow; fal/ow; dun.

Favel (n.) A horse of a favel or dun color.

Favel (n.) Flattery; cajolery; deceit.

Favella (n.) A group of spores arranged without order and covered with a thin gelatinous envelope, as in certain delicate red algae.

Faveolate (a.) Honeycomb; having cavities or cells, somewhat resembling those of a honeycomb; alveolate; favose.

Favillous (a.) Of or pertaining to ashes.

Favonian (a.) Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.

Favor (n.) Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.

Favor (n.) The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.

Favor (n.) A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.

Favor (n.) Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.

Favor (n.) The object of regard; person or thing favored.

Favor (n.) A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.

Favor (n.) Appearance; look; countenance; face.

Favor (n.) Partiality; bias.

Favor (n.) A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.

Favor (n.) Love locks.

Favored (imp. & p. p.) of Favor

Favoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Favor

Favor (n.) To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.

Favor (n.) To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.

Favor (n.) To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.

Favorable (n.) Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.

Favorable (n.) Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient.

Favorable (n.) Beautiful; well-favored.

Favored (a.) Countenanced; aided; regarded with kidness; as, a favored friend.

Favored (a.) Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well-favored; hard-favored, etc.

Favoredly (adv.) In a favored or a favorable manner; favorably.

Favoredness (n.) Appearance.

Favorer (n.) One who favors; one who regards with kindness or friendship; a well-wisher; one who assists or promotes success or prosperity.

Favoress (n.) A woman who favors or gives countenance.

Favoring (a.) That favors.

Favorite (n.) A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.

Favorite (n.) Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II.

Favorite (n.) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.

Favorite (a.) Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.

Favoritism (n.) The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality.

Favorless (a.) Unfavored; not regarded with favor; having no countenance or support.

Favorless (a.) Unpropitious; unfavorable.

Favose (a.) Honeycombed. See Faveolate.

Favose (a.) Of or pertaining to the disease called favus.

Favosite (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Favosites.

Favosites (n.) A genus of fossil corals abundant in the Silurian and Devonian rocks, having polygonal cells with perforated walls.

Favus (n.) A disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable parasite.

Favus (n.) A tile or flagstone cut into an hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern, as in a pavement; -- called also favas and sectila.

Fawe (a.) Fain; glad; delighted.

Fawkner (n.) A falconer.

Fawn (n.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck.

Fawn (n.) The young of an animal; a whelp.

Fawn (n.) A fawn color.

Fawn (a.) Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.

Fawn (v. i.) To bring forth a fawn.

Fawned (imp. & p. p.) of Fawn

Fawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fawn

Fawn (v. i.) To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.

Fawn (n.) A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.

Fawn-colored (a.) Of the color of a fawn; light yellowish brown.

Fawner (n.) One who fawns; a sycophant.

Fawningly (adv.) In a fawning manner.

Faxed (a.) Hairy.

Fay (n.) A fairy; an elf.

Fay (n.) Faith; as, by my fay.

fayed (imp. & p. p.) of Fay

Faying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fay

Fay (v. t.) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.

Fay (v. i.) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together.

Fayalite (n.) A black, greenish, or brownish mineral of the chrysolite group. It is a silicate of iron.

Fayence (n.) See Fa/ence.

Faytour (n.) See Faitour.

Faze (v. t.) See Feeze.

Fazzolet (n.) A handkerchief.

Gab (n.) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.

Gab (v. i.) The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness.

Gab (v. i.) To deceive; to lie.

Gab (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to chatter.

Gabarage (n.) A kind of coarse cloth for packing goods.

Gabardine (n.) Alt. of Gaberdine

Gaberdine (n.) A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.

Gabber (n.) A liar; a deceiver.

Gabber (n.) One addicted to idle talk.

Gabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Gabble

Gabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gabble

Gabble (v. i.) To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber.

Gabble (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; as, gabbling fowls.

Gabble (n.) Loud or rapid talk without meaning.

Gabble (n.) Inarticulate sounds rapidly uttered; as of fowls.

Gabbier (n.) One who gabbles; a prater.

Gabbro (n.) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).

Gabel (n.) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.

Gabeler (n.) A collector of gabels or taxes.

Gabelle (n.) A tax, especially on salt.

Gabelleman (n.) A gabeler.

Gaberdine (n.) See Gabardine.

Gaber-lunzie (n.) A beggar with a wallet; a licensed beggar.

Gabert (n.) A lighter, or vessel for inland navigation.

Gabion (n.) A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy's fire.

Gabion (n.) An openwork frame, as of poles, filled with stones and sunk, to assist in forming a bar dyke, etc., as in harbor improvement.

Gabionade (n.) A traverse made with gabions between guns or on their flanks, protecting them from enfilading fire.

Gabionade (n.) A structure of gabions sunk in lines, as a core for a sand bar in harbor improvements.

Gabionage (n.) The part of a fortification built of gabions.

Gabioned (p. a.) Furnished with gabions.

Gabionnade (n.) See Gabionade.

Gable (n.) A cable.

Gable (n.) The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like.

Gable (n.) The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side.

Gable (n.) A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.

Gablet (n.) A small gable, or gable-shaped canopy, formed over a tabernacle, niche, etc.

Gablock (n.) A false spur or gaff, fitted on the heel of a gamecock.

Gaby (n.) A simpleton; a dunce; a lout.

Gad (n.) The point of a spear, or an arrowhead.

Gad (n.) A pointed or wedge-shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used in mining, etc.

Gad (n.) A sharp-pointed rod; a goad.

Gad (n.) A spike on a gauntlet; a gadling.

Gad (n.) A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel.

Gad (n.) A rod or stick, as a fishing rod, a measuring rod, or a rod used to drive cattle with.

Gadded (imp. & p. p.) of Gad

Gadding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gad

Gad (n.) To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled.

Gadabout (n.) A gadder

Gadbee (n.) The gadfly.

Gadder (n.) One who roves about idly, a rambling gossip.

Gadding (a. & n.) Going about much, needlessly or without purpose.

Gaddingly (adv.) In a roving, idle manner.

Gaddish (a.) Disposed to gad.

Gade (n.) A small British fish (Motella argenteola) of the Cod family.

Gade (n.) A pike, so called at Moray Firth; -- called also gead.

Gadere (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Gadre

Gadre (v. t. & i.) To gather.

Gadflies (pl. ) of Gadfly

Gadfly (n.) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.

Gadhelic (a.) Of or pertaining to that division of the Celtic languages, which includes the Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.

Gadic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the cod (Gadus); -- applied to an acid obtained from cod-liver oil, viz., gadic acid.

Gaditanian (a.) Of or relating to Cadiz, in Spain.

Gaditanian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Cadiz.

Gadling (n.) See Gad, n., 4.

Gadling (v. i.) Gadding about.

Gadling (n.) A roving vagabond.

Gadman (n.) A gadsman.

Gadoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family of fishes (Gadidae) which includes the cod, haddock, and hake.

Gadoid (n.) One of the Gadidae.

Gadolinia (n.) A rare earth, regarded by some as an oxide of the supposed element gadolinium, by others as only a mixture of the oxides of yttrium, erbium, ytterbium, etc.

Gadolinic (a.) Pertaining to or containing gadolinium.

Gadolinite (n.) A mineral of a nearly black color and vitreous luster, and consisting principally of the silicates of yttrium, cerium, and iron.

Gadolinium (n.) A supposed rare metallic element, with a characteristic spectrum, found associated with yttrium and other rare metals. Its individuality and properties have not yet been determined.

Gadsman (n.) One who uses a gad or goad in driving.

Gaduin (n.) A yellow or brown amorphous substance, of indifferent nature, found in cod-liver oil.

Gadwall (n.) A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.

Gael (n.sing. & pl.) A Celt or the Celts of the Scotch Highlands or of Ireland; now esp., a Scotch Highlander of Celtic origin.

Gaelic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Gael, esp. to the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language.

Gaelic (n.) The language of the Gaels, esp. of the Highlanders of Scotland. It is a branch of the Celtic.

Gaff (n.) A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.

Gaff (n.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.

Gaff (n.) Same as Gaffle, 1.

Gaffed (imp. & p. p.) of Gaff

Gaffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaff

Gaff (v. t.) To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.

Gaffer (n.) An old fellow; an aged rustic.

Gaffer (n.) A foreman or overseer of a gang of laborers.

Gaffle (n.) An artificial spur or gaff for gamecocks.

Gaffle (n.) A lever to bend crossbows.

Gaff-topsail (n.) A small triangular sail having its foot extended upon the gaff and its luff upon the topmast.

Gagged (imp. & p. p.) of Gag

Gagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gag

Gag (v. t.) To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.

Gag (v. t.) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

Gag (v. t.) To cause to heave with nausea.

Gag (v. i.) To heave with nausea; to retch.

Gag (v. i.) To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.

Gag (n.) Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.

Gag (n.) A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.

Gag (n.) A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.

Gagate (n.) Agate.

Gage (n.) A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security.

Gage (n.) A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance.

Gage (n.) A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.

Gaged (imp. & p. p.) of Gage

Gaging (p. pr & vb. n.) of Gage

Gage (n.) To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge.

Gage (n.) To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.

Gage (n.) A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.

Gage (v. t.) To measure. See Gauge, v. t.

Gager (n.) A measurer. See Gauger.

Gagger (n.) One who gags.

Gagger (n.) A piece of iron imbedded in the sand of a mold to keep the sand in place.

Gaggled (imp. & p. p.) of Gaggle

Gaggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaggle

Gaggle (v. i.) To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.

Gaggle (v. i.) A flock of wild geese.

Gagtooth (n.) A projecting tooth.

Gag-toothed (a.) Having gagteeth.

Gahnite (n.) Zinc spinel; automolite.

Gaidic (a.) Pertaining to hypogeic acid; -- applied to an acid obtained from hypogeic acid.

Gaiety (n.) Same as Gayety.

Gailer (n.) A jailer.

Gaillard (a.) Gay; brisk; merry; galliard.

Gailliarde (n.) A lively French and Italian dance.

Gaily (adv.) Merrily; showily. See gaily.

Gain (n.) A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.

Gain (a.) Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.

Gain (v. t.) That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.

Gain (v. t.) The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.

Gained (imp. & p. p.) of Gain

Gaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gain

Gain (n.) To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.

Gain (n.) To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.

Gain (n.) To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.

Gain (n.) To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.

Gain (n.) To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.

Gain (v. i.) To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.

Gainable (v. t.) Capable of being obtained or reached.

Gainage (v. t.) The horses, oxen, plows, wains or wagons and implements for carrying on tillage.

Gainage (v. t.) The profit made by tillage; also, the land itself.

Gainer (n.) One who gains.

Gainful (a.) Profitable; advantageous; lucrative.

Gaingiving (n.) A misgiving.

Gainless (a.) Not producing gain; unprofitable.

Gainly (a.) Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously.

Gainpain (n.) Bread-gainer; -- a term applied in the Middle Ages to the sword of a hired soldier.

Gainsaid (imp. & p. p.) of Gainsay

Gainsaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gainsay

Gainsay (v. t.) To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.

Gainsayer (n.) One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies.

Gainsome (a.) Gainful.

Gainsome (a.) Prepossessing; well-favored.

'Gainst (prep.) A contraction of Against.

Gainstood (imp. & p. p.) of Gainstand

gainstanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gainstand

Gainstand (v. t.) To withstand; to resist.

Gainstrive (v. t. & i.) To strive or struggle against; to withstand.

Gairfowl (n.) See Garefowl.

Gairish (n.) Alt. of Gairish/ness

Gairishly (n.) Alt. of Gairish/ness

Gairish/ness (n.) Same as Garish, Garishly, Garishness.

Gait (n.) A going; a walk; a march; a way.

Gait (n.) Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.

Gaited (a.) Having (such) a gait; -- used in composition; as, slow-gaited; heavy-gaited.

Gaiter (n.) A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep, or for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.

Gaiter (n.) A kind of shoe, consisting of cloth, and covering the ankle.

Gaiter (v. t.) To dress with gaiters.

Gaitre (n.) Alt. of Gaytre

Gaytre (n.) The dogwood tree.

Gala (n.) Pomp, show, or festivity.

Galacta-gogue (n.) An agent exciting secretion of milk.

Galactic (a.) Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid.

Galactic (a.) Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.

Galactin (n.) An amorphous, gelatinous substance containing nitrogen, found in milk and other animal fluids. It resembles peptone, and is variously regarded as a coagulating or emulsifying agent.

Galactin (n.) A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron).

Galactin (n.) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.

Galactodensimeter (n.) Same as Galactometer.

Galactometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quality of milk (i.e., its richness in cream) by determining its specific gravity; a lactometer.

Galactophagist (n.) One who eats, or subsists on, milk.

Galactophagous (a.) Feeding on milk.

Galactophorous (a.) Milk-carrying; lactiferous; -- applied to the ducts of mammary glands.

Galactopoietic (a.) Increasing the flow of milk; milk-producing. -- n. A galactopoietic substance.

Galactose (n.) A white, crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, isomeric with dextrose, obtained by the decomposition of milk sugar, and also from certain gums. When oxidized it forms mucic acid. Called also lactose (though it is not lactose proper).

Galage (n.) See Galoche.

Galagos (pl. ) of Galago

Galago (n.) A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species.

Galanga (n.) Alt. of Galangal

Galangal (n.) The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (A. Galanga and A. officinarum) and of the Kaempferia Galanga), -- all of the Ginger family.

Galantine (n.) A dish of veal, chickens, or other white meat, freed from bones, tied up, boiled, and served cold.

Galapee tree () The West Indian Sciadophyllum Brownei, a tree with very large digitate leaves.

Galatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Galatia or its inhabitants. -- A native or inhabitant of Galatia, in Asia Minor; a descendant of the Gauls who settled in Asia Minor.

Galaxies (pl. ) of Galaxy

Galaxy (n.) The Milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars.

Galaxy (n.) A splendid assemblage of persons or things.

Galban (n.) Alt. of Galbanum

Galbanum (n.) A gum resin exuding from the stems of certain Asiatic umbelliferous plants, mostly species of Ferula. The Bubon Galbanum of South Africa furnishes an inferior kind of galbanum. It has an acrid, bitter taste, a strong, unpleasant smell, and is used for medical purposes, also in the arts, as in the manufacture of varnish.

Gale (n.) A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.

Gale (n.) A moderate current of air; a breeze.

Gale (n.) A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.

Gale (v. i.) To sale, or sail fast.

Gale (n.) A song or story.

Gale (v. i.) To sing.

Gale (n.) A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale (Myrica Gale) is found both in Europe and in America.

Gale (n.) The payment of a rent or annuity.

Galea (n.) The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.

Galea (n.) A kind of bandage for the head.

Galea (n.) Headache extending all over the head.

Galea (n.) A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.

Galea (n.) The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.

Galeas (n.) See Galleass.

Galeate (a.) Alt. of Galeated

Galeated (a.) Wearing a helmet; protected by a helmet; covered, as with a helmet.

Galeated (a.) Helmeted; having a helmetlike part, as a crest, a flower, etc.; helmet-shaped.

Galei (n. pl.) That division of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sharks.

Galena (n.) A remedy or antidose for poison; theriaca.

Galena (n.) Lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage.

Galenic (a.) Alt. of Galenical

Galenical (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, galena.

Galenic (an.) Alt. of Galenical

Galenical (an.) Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases.

Galenism (n.) The doctrines of Galen.

Galenist (n.) A follower of Galen.

Galenite (n.) Galena; lead ore.

Gale-opithecus (n.) A genus of flying Insectivora, formerly called flying lemurs. See Colugo.

Galericu-late (a.) Covered as with a hat or cap.

Galerite (n.) A cretaceous fossil sea urchin of the genus Galerites.

Galician (a.) Of or pertaining to Galicia, in Spain, or to Galicia, the kingdom of Austrian Poland.

Galician (n.) A native of Galicia in Spain; -- called also Gallegan.

Galilean (a.) Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.

Galilean (a.) Of or relating to Galilee.

Galilean (n.) A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.

Galilean (n.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.

Galilean (n.) A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.

Galilee (n.) A porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey church, where the monks collected on returning from processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment, and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham cathedrals.

Galimatias (n.) Nonsense; gibberish; confused and unmeaning talk; confused mixture.

Galingale (n.) A plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus.

Galiot (n.) A small galley, formerly used in the Mediterranean, built mainly for speed. It was moved both by sails and oars, having one mast, and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.

Galiot (n.) A strong, light-draft, Dutch merchant vessel, carrying a mainmast and a mizzenmast, and a large gaff mainsail.

Galipot (n.) An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.

Gall (n.) The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder.

Gall (n.) The gall bladder.

Gall (n.) Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.

Gall (n.) Impudence; brazen assurance.

Gall (n.) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut.

Gall (v. t.) To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts.

Galled (imp. & p. p.) of Gall

Galling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gall

Gall (v. t.) To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.

Gall (v. t.) To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.

Gall (v. t.) To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.

Gall (v. i.) To scoff; to jeer.

Gall (n.) A wound in the skin made by rubbing.

Gallant (a.) Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.

Gallant (a.) Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a gallant officer.

Gallant (a.) Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.

Gallant (n.) A man of mettle or spirit; a gay; fashionable man; a young blood.

Gallant (n.) One fond of paying attention to ladies.

Gallant (n.) One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer.

Gallanted (imp. & p. p.) of Gallant

Gallanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallant

Gallant (v. t.) To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.

Gallant (v. t.) To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.

Gallantly (adv.) In a polite or courtly manner; like a gallant or wooer.

Gallantly (adv.) In a gallant manner.

Gallantness (n.) The quality of being gallant.

Gallantries (pl. ) of Gallantry

Gallantry (n.) Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.

Gallantry (n.) Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.

Gallantry (n.) Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.

Gallantry (n.) Gallant persons, collectively.

Gallate (n.) A salt of gallic acid.

Gallature (n.) The tread, treadle, or chalasa of an egg.

Galleass (n.) A large galley, having some features of the galleon, as broadside guns; esp., such a vessel used by the southern nations of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. See Galleon, and Galley.

Gallegan (n.) Alt. of Gallego

Gallego (n.) A native or inhabitant of Galicia, in Spain; a Galician.

Gallein (n.) A red crystalline dyestuff, obtained by heating together pyrogallic and phthalic acids.

Galleon (n.) A sailing vessel of the 15th and following centuries, often having three or four decks, and used for war or commerce. The term is often rather indiscriminately applied to any large sailing vessel.

Galleot (n.) See Galiot.

Galleries (pl. ) of Gallery

Gallery (a.) A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.

Gallery (a.) A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.

Gallery (a.) A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.

Gallery (a.) A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.

Gallery (a.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.

Gallery (a.) A working drift or level.

Galletyle (n.) A little tile of glazed earthenware.

Galleys (pl. ) of Galley

Galley (n.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not

Galley (n.) A large vessel for war and national purposes; -- common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century.

Galley (n.) A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars.

Galley (n.) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.

Galley (n.) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.

Galley (n.) The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.

Galley (n.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.

Galley (n.) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.

Galley (n.) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.

Galley-bird (n.) The European green woodpecker; also, the spotted woodpecker.

Galley-worm (n.) A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or "thousand legs." See Chilognatha.

Gallflies (pl. ) of Gallfly

Gallfly (n.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and allied genera. See Illust. of Gall.

Gallyambic (a.) Consisting of two iambic dimeters catalectic, the last of which lacks the final syllable; -- said of a kind of verse.

Gallian (a.) Gallic; French.

Galliard (a.) Gay; brisk; active.

Galliard (n.) A brisk, gay man.

Galliard (a.) A gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde.

Galliardise (a.) Excessive gayety; merriment.

Galliardness (n.) Gayety.

Galliass (n.) Same as Galleass.

Gallic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, gallium.

Gallic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like.

Gallic (a.) Pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican.

Gallican (a.) Of or pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallic; French; as, the Gallican church or clergy.

Gallican (n.) An adherent to, and supporter of, Gallicanism.

Gallicanism (n.) The principles, tendencies, or action of those, within the Roman Catholic Church in France, who (esp. in 1682) sought to restrict the papal authority in that country and increase the power of the national church.

Gallicism (n.) A mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom.

Gallicized (imp. & p. p.) of Gallicize

Gallicizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallicize

Gallicize (v. t.) To conform to the French mode or idiom.

Gallied (p. p. & a.) Worried; flurried; frightened.

Galliform (a.) Like the Gallinae (or Galliformes) in structure.

Galligaskins (n. pl.) Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.

Gallimatia (n.) Senseless talk. [Obs. or R.] See Galimatias.

Gallimaufries (pl. ) of Gallimaufry

Gallimaufry (n.) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.

Gallimaufry (n.) Any absurd medley; a hotchpotch.

Gallin (n.) A substance obtained by the reduction of gallein.

Gallinaceae (n. pl.) Same as Gallinae.

Gallinacean (n.) One of the Gallinae or gallinaceous birds.

Gallinaceous (a.) Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.

Gallinae (n.) An order of birds, including the common domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, quails, and allied forms; -- sometimes called Rasores.

Galling (a.) Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating.

Gallinipper (n.) A large mosquito.

Gallinule (n.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata).

Galliot (n.) See Galiot.

Gallipoli oil () An inferior kind of olive oil, brought from Gallipoli, in Italy.

Gallipot (n.) A glazed earthen pot or vessel, used by druggists and apothecaries for containing medicines, etc.

Gallium (n.) A rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarcable for its low melting point (86/ F., 30/C). Symbol Ga. Atomic weight 69.9.

Gallivant (v. i.) To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.

Gallivat (n.) A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, -- used on the Malabar coast.

Galliwasp (n.) A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous.

Gallnut (n.) A round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree. See Gall, and Nutgall.

Gallomania (n.) An excessive admiration of what is French.

Gallon (n.) A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.

Galloon (n.) A narrow tapelike fabric used for binding hats, shoes, etc., -- sometimes made ornamental.

Galloon (n.) A similar bordering or binding of rich material, such as gold lace.

Gallooned (a.) Furnished or adorned with galloon.

Galloped (imp. & p. p.) of Gallop

Galloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallop

Gallop (v. i.) To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.

Gallop (v. i.) To ride a horse at a gallop.

Gallop (v. i.) Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.

Gallop (v. t.) To cause to gallop.

Gallop (v. i.) A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.

Gallopade (n.) I horsemanship, a sidelong or curveting kind of gallop.

Gallopade (n.) A kind of dance; also, music to the dance; a galop.

Gallopaded (imp. & p. p.) of Gallopade

Gallopading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallopade

Gallopade (v. i.) To gallop, as on horseback.

Gallopade (v. i.) To perform the dance called gallopade.

Galloper (n.) One who, or that which, gallops.

Galloper (n.) A carriage on which very small guns were formerly mounted, the gun resting on the shafts, without a limber.

Gallopin (v. i.) An under servant for the kitchen; a scullion; a cook's errand boy.

Galloping (a.) Going at a gallop; progressing rapidly; as, a galloping horse.

Gallotannic (a.) Pertaining to the tannin or nutgalls.

Gallow (v. t.) To fright or terrify. See Gally, v. t.

Galloway (n.) A small horse of a breed raised at Galloway, Scotland; -- called also garran, and garron.

Gallowglass (n.) A heavy-armed foot soldier from Ireland and the Western Isles in the time of Edward /

Gallowses (pl. ) of Gallows

Gallows (pl. ) of Gallows

Gallows (n. sing.) A frame from which is suspended the rope with which criminals are executed by hanging, usually consisting of two upright posts and a crossbeam on the top; also, a like frame for suspending anything.

Gallows (n. sing.) A wretch who deserves the gallows.

Gallows (n. sing.) The rest for the tympan when raised.

Gallows (n. sing.) A pair of suspenders or braces.

Gallstone (n.) A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1.

Gally (v. t.) To frighten; to worry.

Gally (a.) Like gall; bitter as gall.

Gally (n.) See Galley, n., 4.

Gallygaskins (n. pl.) See Galligaskins.

Galoche () Alt. of Galoshe

Galoshe () A clog or patten.

Galoshe () Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather.

Galoshe () A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.

Galoot (n.) A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy.

Galop (n.) A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.

Galore (n. & a.) Plenty; abundance; in abundance.

Galoshe (n.) Same as Galoche.

Galpe (v. i.) To gape,; to yawn.

Galsome (a.) Angry; malignant.

Galt (n.) Same as Gault.

Galvanic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.

Galvanism (n.) Electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity.

Galvanism (n.) The branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents.

Galvanist (n.) One versed in galvanism.

Galvanization (n.) The act of process of galvanizing.

Galvanized (imp. & p. p.) of Galvanize

Galvanizing (p pr. & vb. n.) of Galvanize

Galvanize (v. t.) To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.

Galvanize (v. t.) To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity.

Galvanize (v. t.) To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity.

Galvanize (v. t.) To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.

Galvanizer (n.) One who, or that which, galvanize.

Galvanocaustic (a.) Relating to the use of galvanic heat as a caustic, especially in medicine.

Galvanocautery (n.) Cautery effected by a knife or needle heated by the passage of a galvanic current.

Galvanoglyphy (n.) Same as Glyphography.

Galvanograph (n.) A copperplate produced by the method of galvanography; also, a picture printed from such a plate.

Galvanographic (a.) Of or pertaining to galvanography.

Galvanography (n.) The art or process of depositing metals by electricity; electrotypy.

Galvanography (n.) A method of producing by means of electrotyping process (without etching) copperplates which can be printed from in the same manner as engraved plates.

Galvanologist (n.) One who describes the phenomena of galvanism; a writer on galvanism.

Galvanology (n.) A treatise on galvanism, or a description of its phenomena.

Galvanometer (n.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle.

Galvanometric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or measured by, a galvanometer.

Galvanometry (n.) The art or process of measuring the force of electric currents.

Galvanoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art or process of electrotyping; employing, or produced by, the process of electolytic deposition; as, a galvano-plastic copy of a medal or the like.

Galvanoplasty (n.) The art or process of electrotypy.

Galvanopuncture (n.) Same as Electro-puncture.

Galvanoscope (n.) An instrument or apparatus for detecting the presence of electrical currents, especially such as are of feeble intensity.

Galvanoscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to a galvanoscope.

Galvanoscopy (n.) The use of galvanism in physiological experiments.

Galvanotonus (n.) Same as Electrotonus.

Galvanotropism (n.) The tendency of a root to place its axis in the line of a galvanic current.

Galwes (n.) Gallows.

Gama grass () A species of grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) tall, stout, and exceedingly productive; cultivated in the West Indies, Mexico, and the Southern States of North America as a forage grass; -- called also sesame grass.

Gamashes (n. pl.) High boots or buskins; in Scotland, short spatterdashes or riding trousers, worn over the other clothing.

Gamba (n.) A viola da gamba.

Gambadoes (n.) Same as Gamashes.

Gambeson (n.) Same as Gambison.

Gambet (n.) Any bird of the genuis Totanus. See Tattler.

Gambier (n.) The inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing.

Gambier (n.) Catechu.

Gambison (n.) A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted.

Gambist (n.) A performer upon the viola di gamba. See under Viola.

Gambit (n.) A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position.

Gambled (imp. & p. p.) of Gamble

Gambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gamble

Gamble (v. i.) To play or game for money or other stake.

Gamble (v. t.) To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.

Gambler (n.) One who gambles.

Gamboge (n.) A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic.

Gambogian (a.) Alt. of Gambogic

Gambogic (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, gamboge.

Gambol (n.) A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank.

Gamboled (imp. & p. p.) of Gambol

Gambolled () of Gambol

Gamboling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gambol

Gambolling () of Gambol

Gambol (v. i.) To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.

Gambrel (n.) The hind leg of a horse.

Gambrel (n.) A stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.

Gambrel (v. t.) To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.

Gambroon (n.) A kind of twilled linen cloth for lining.

Game (n.) Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.

Game (v. i.) Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.

Game (v. i.) A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.

Game (v. i.) The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.

Game (v. i.) That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.

Game (v. i.) In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.

Game (v. i.) A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.

Game (v. i.) Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.

Game (a.) Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.

Game (a.) Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.

Gamed (imp. & p. p.) of Game

Gaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Game

Game (n.) To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.

Game (n.) To play at any sport or diversion.

Game (n.) To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.

Gamecock (n.) The male game fowl.

Game fowl () A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.

Gameful (a.) Full of game or games.

Gamekeeper (n.) One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve.

Gameless (a.) Destitute of game.

Gamely (adv.) In a plucky manner; spiritedly.

Gameness (n.) Endurance; pluck.

Gamesome (a.) Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry.

Gamester (n.) A merry, frolicsome person.

Gamester (n.) A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games.

Gamester (n.) A prostitute; a strumpet.

Gamic (a.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, sexual connection; formed by the union of the male and female elements.

Gamin (n.) A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab.

Gaming (n.) The act or practice of playing games for stakes or wagers; gambling.

Gamma (n.) The third letter (/, / = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.

Gammadion (n.) A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.

Gammer (n.) An old wife; an old woman; -- correlative of gaffer, an old man.

Gammon (n.) The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch.

Gammoned (imp. & p. p.) of Gammon

Gammoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gammon

Gammon (v. t.) To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.

Gammon (n.) Backgammon.

Gammon (n.) An imposition or hoax; humbug.

Gammon (v. t.) To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his "men" or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person.

Gammon (v. t.) To impose on; to hoax; to cajole.

Gammon (v. t.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron.

Gammoning (n.) The lashing or iron band by which the bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays.

Gammoning (n.) The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person.

Gamogenesis (n.) The production of offspring by the union of parents of different sexes; sexual reproduction; -- the opposite of agamogenesis.

Gamogenetic (a.) Relating to gamogenesis.

Gamomorphism (n.) That stage of growth or development in an organism, in which the reproductive elements are generated and matured in preparation for propagating the species.

Gamopetalous (a.) Having the petals united or joined so as to form a tube or cup; monopetalous.

Gamophyllous (a.) Composed of leaves united by their edges (coalescent).

Gamosepalous (a.) Formed of united sepals; monosepalous.

Gamut (n.) The scale.

Gamy (a.) Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored.

Gamy (a.) Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout.

Gan (v.) Began; commenced.

Ganch (n.) To drop from a high place upon sharp stakes or hooks, as the Turks dropped malefactors, by way of punishment.

Gander (n.) The male of any species of goose.

Gane (v. i.) To yawn; to gape.

Ganesa (n.) The Hindoo god of wisdom or prudence.

Gang (v. i.) To go; to walk.

Gang (v. i.) A going; a course.

Gang (v. i.) A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.

Gang (v. i.) A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows.

Gang (v. i.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.

Gang (v. i.) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.

Ganger (n.) One who oversees a gang of workmen.

Gangetic (a.) Pertaining to, or inhabiting, the Ganges; as, the Gangetic shark.

Gang-flower (n.) The common English milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), so called from blossoming in gang week.

Gangion (n.) A short line attached to a trawl. See Trawl, n.

Gangliac (a.) Alt. of Ganglial

Ganglial (a.) Relating to a ganglion; ganglionic.

Gangliate (a.) Alt. of Gangliated

Gangliated (a.) Furnished with ganglia; as, the gangliated cords of the sympathetic nervous system.

Gangliform (a.) Alt. of Ganglioform

Ganglioform (a.) Having the form of a ganglion.

Ganglia (pl. ) of Ganglion

Ganglions (pl. ) of Ganglion

Ganglion (n.) A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve.

Ganglion (n.) A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion.

Ganglion (n.) A globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; -- called also weeping sinew.

Ganglionary (a.) Ganglionic.

Ganglionic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, ganglia or ganglion cells; as, a ganglionic artery; the ganglionic columns of the spinal cord.

Gangrel (v. i.) Wandering; vagrant.

Gangrenate (v. t.) To gangrene.

Gangrene (n.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.

Gangrened (imp. & p. p.) of Gangrene

Gangrening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gangrene

Gangrene (v. t. & i.) To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.

Gangrenescent (a.) Tending to mortification or gangrene.

Gangrenous (a.) Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene.

Gangue (n.) The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.

Gangway (v. i.) A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.

Gangway (v. i.) In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.

Gangway (v. i.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.

Gangway (v. i.) That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; -- more properly termed the waist.

Ganil (n.) A kind of brittle limestone.

Ganister (n.) Alt. of Gannister

Gannister (n.) A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; -- used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads.

Ganja (n.) The dried hemp plant, used in India for smoking. It is extremely narcotic and intoxicating.

Gannet (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula, allied to the pelicans.

Ganocephala (n. pl.) A group of fossil amphibians allied to the labyrinthodonts, having the head defended by bony, sculptured plates, as in some ganoid fishes.

Ganocephalous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ganocephala.

Ganoid (a.) Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei.

Ganoidal (a.) Ganoid.

Ganoidei (n. pl.) One of the subclasses of fishes. They have an arterial cone and bulb, spiral intestinal valve, and the optic nerves united by a chiasma. Many of the species are covered with bony plates, or with ganoid scales; others have cycloid scales.

Ganoidian (a. & n.) Ganoid.

Ganoine (n.) A peculiar bony tissue beneath the enamel of a ganoid scale.

Gansa (n.) Same as Ganza.

Gantlet (n.) A military punishment formerly in use, wherein the offender was made to run between two files of men facing one another, who struck him as he passed.

Gantlet (n.) A glove. See Gauntlet.

Gantline (n.) A line rigged to a mast; -- used in hoisting rigging; a girtline.

Gantlope (n.) See Gantlet.

Gantry (n.) See Gauntree.

Ganza (n.) A kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world.

Gaol (n.) A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.

Gaoler (n.) The keeper of a jail. See Jailer.

Gap (n.) An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.

Gap (v. t.) To notch, as a sword or knife.

Gap (v. t.) To make an opening in; to breach.

Gaped (imp. & p. p.) of Gape

Gaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gape

Gape (v. i.) To open the mouth wide

Gape (v. i.) Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape.

Gape (v. i.) Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.

Gape (v. i.) To pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.

Gape (v. i.) To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.

Gape (n.) The act of gaping; a yawn.

Gape (n.) The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.

The gapes () A fit of yawning.

The gapes () A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.

Gaper (n.) One who gapes.

Gaper (n.) A European fish. See 4th Comber.

Gaper (n.) A large edible clam (Schizothaerus Nuttalli), of the Pacific coast; -- called also gaper clam.

Gaper (n.) An East Indian bird of the genus Cymbirhynchus, related to the broadbills.

Gapeseed (n.) Any strange sight.

Gapesing (n.) Act of gazing about; sightseeing.

Gapeworm (n.) The parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds. See Illustration in Appendix.

Gapingstock (n.) One who is an object of open-mouthed wonder.

Gap-toothed (a.) Having interstices between the teeth.

Gar (v.) Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See Garfish.

Gar (v.) The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under Alligator), and Gar pike.

Gar (n.) To cause; to make.

Garancin (n.) An extract of madder by sulphuric acid. It consists essentially of alizarin.

Garb (n.) Clothing in general.

Garb (n.) The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge.

Garb (n.) Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century.

Garb (n.) External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.

Garb (n.) A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).

Garb (v. t.) To clothe; array; deck.

Garbage (n.) Offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless, disgusting, or loathsome.

Garbage (v. t.) To strip of the bowels; to clean.

Garbed (a.) Dressed; habited; clad.

Garbel (n.) Same as Garboard.

Garbel (v. t.) Anything sifted, or from which the coarse parts have been taken.

Garbled (imp. & p. p.) of Garble

Garbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garble

Garble (v. t.) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices.

Garble (v. t.) To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.

Garble (n.) Refuse; rubbish.

Garble (n.) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.

Garbler (n.) One who garbles.

Garboard (n.) One of the planks next the keel on the outside, which form a garboard strake.

Garboil (n.) Tumult; disturbance; disorder.

Garcinia (n.) A genus of plants, including the mangosteen tree (Garcinia Mangostana), found in the islands of the Indian Archipelago; -- so called in honor of Dr. Garcin.

Gard (n.) Garden.

Gard (v. & n.) See Guard.

Gardant (a.) Turning the head towards the spectator, but not the body; -- said of a lion or other beast.

Garden (n.) A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.

Garden (n.) A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.

Gardened (imp. & p. p.) of Garden

Gardening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garden

Garden (v. i.) To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.

Garden (v. t.) To cultivate as a garden.

Gardener (n.) One who makes and tends a garden; a horticulturist.

Gardenia (n.) A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; -- so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden.

Gardening (n.) The art of occupation of laying out and cultivating gardens; horticulture.

Gardenless (a.) Destitute of a garden.

Gardenly (a.) Like a garden.

Gardenship (n.) Horticulture.

Gardon (n.) A European cyprinoid fish; the id.

Gardyloo (n.) An old cry in throwing water, slops, etc., from the windows in Edingburgh.

Gare (n.) Coarse wool on the legs of sheep.

Garefowl (n.) The great auk; also, the razorbill. See Auk.

Garfish (n.) A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike.

Garfish (n.) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbaeus, a very large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; -- called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species.

Gargalize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse.

Garganey (n.) A small European duck (Anas querquedula); -- called also cricket teal, and summer teal.

Gargantuan (a.) Characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate.

Gargarism (n.) A gargle.

Gargarize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.

Garget (n.) The throat.

Garget (n.) A diseased condition of the udders of cows, etc., arising from an inflammation of the mammary glands.

Garget (n.) A distemper in hogs, indicated by staggering and loss of appetite.

Garget (n.) See Poke.

Gargil (n.) A distemper in geese, affecting the head.

Gargle (n.) See Gargoyle.

Garggled (imp. & p. p.) of Gargle

Gargling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gargle

Gargle (v. t.) To wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs.

Gargle (v. t.) To warble; to sing as if gargling

Gargle (n.) A liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical effect.

Gargol (n.) A distemper in swine; garget.

Gargoulette (n.) A water cooler or jug with a handle and spout; a gurglet.

Gargoyle (n.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely.

Gargyle (n.) See Gargoyle.

Garibaldi (n.) A jacket worn by women; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the red shirt worn by the Italians patriot Garibaldi.

Garibaldi (n.) A California market fish (Pomancentrus rubicundus) of a deep scarlet color.

Garish (a.) Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention.

Garish (a.) Gay to extravagance; flighty.

Garland (n.) The crown of a king.

Garland (n.) A wreath of chaplet made of branches, flowers, or feathers, and sometimes of precious stones, to be worn on the head like a crown; a coronal; a wreath.

Garland (n.) The top; the thing most prized.

Garland (n.) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.

Garland (n.) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision in.

Garland (n.) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.

Garlanded (imp. & p. p.) of Garland

Garlanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garland

Garland (v. t.) To deck with a garland.

Garlandless (a.) Destitute of a garland.

Garlic (n.) A plant of the genus Allium (A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.

Garlic (n.) A kind of jig or farce.

Garlicky (a.) Like or containing garlic.

Garment (n.) Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.

Garmented (p. a.) Having on a garment; attired; enveloped, as with a garment.

Garmenture (n.) Clothing; dress.

Garner (n.) A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation.

Garnered (imp. & p. p.) of Garner

Garnering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garner

Garner (v. t.) To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.

Garnet (n.) A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.

Garnet (n.) A tackle for hoisting cargo in our out.

Garnetiferous (a.) Containing garnets.

Garnierite (n.) An amorphous mineral of apple-green color; a hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesia. It is an important ore of nickel.

Garnished (imp. & p. p.) of Garnish

Garnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garnish

Garnish (v. t.) To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.

Garnish (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.

Garnish (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.

Garnish (v. t.) To fit with fetters.

Garnish (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.

Garnish (n.) Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.

Garnish (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.

Garnish (v. t.) Fetters.

Garnish (v. t.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.

Garnishee (n.) One who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money.

Garnisheed (imp. & p. p.) of Garnishee

Garnisheeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garnishee

Garnishee (v. t.) To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish.

Garnishee (v. t.) To attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by garnishment); to trustee.

Garnisher (n.) One who, or that which, garnishes.

Garnishment (n.) Ornament; embellishment; decoration.

Garnishment (n.) Warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter.

Garnishment (n.) Warning to a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, not to pay the money or deliver the goods to the defendant, but to appear in court and give information as garnishee.

Garnishment (n.) A fee. See Garnish, n., 4.

Garniture (v. t.) That which garnishes; ornamental appendage; embellishment; furniture; dress.

Garookuh (n.) A small fishing vessel met with in the Persian Gulf.

Garous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, garum.

Gar pike () Alt. of Garpike

Garpike () See under Gar.

Garran (n.) See Galloway.

Garret (n.) A turret; a watchtower.

Garret (n.) That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.

Garreted (a.) Protected by turrets.

Garreteer (n.) One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack.

Garreting (n.) Small splinters of stone inserted into the joints of coarse masonry.

Garrison (n.) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.

Garrison (n.) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.

Garrisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Garrison

Garrisoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garrison

Garrison (v. t.) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.

Garrison (v. t.) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.

Garron (n.) Same as Garran.

Garrot (n.) A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.

Garrot (n.) The European golden-eye.

Garrote (n.) A Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct; also, the instrument by means of which the punishment is inflicted.

Garroted (imp. & p. p.) of Garrote

Garroting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garrote

Garrote (v. t.) To strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob.

Garroter (n.) One who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and rob him.

Garrulity (n.) Talkativeness; loquacity.

Garrulous (a.) Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious.

Garrulous (a.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.

Garrupa (n.) One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; -- called also rockfish. See Rockfish.

Garter (n.) A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg.

Garter (n.) The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.

Garter (n.) Same as Bendlet.

Gartered (imp. & p. p.) of Garter

Gartering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garter

Garter (v. t.) To bind with a garter.

Garter (v. t.) To invest with the Order of the Garter.

Garth (n.) A close; a yard; a croft; a garden; as, a cloister garth.

Garth (n.) A dam or weir for catching fish.

Garth (n.) A hoop or band.

Garum (n.) A sauce made of small fish. It was prized by the ancients.

Garvie (n.) The sprat; -- called also garvie herring, and garvock.

Gases (pl. ) of Gas

Gas (n.) An aeriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aeriform state.

Gas (n.) A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.

Gas (n.) Laughing gas.

Gas (n.) Any irrespirable aeriform fluid.

Gasalier (n.) A chandelier arranged to burn gas.

Gas-burner (n.) The jet piece of a gas fixture where the gas is burned as it escapes from one or more minute orifices.

Gascoines (n. pl.) See Gaskins, 1.

Gascon (a.) Of or pertaining to Gascony, in France, or to the Gascons; also, braggart; swaggering.

Gascon (n.) A native of Gascony; a boaster; a bully. See Gasconade.

Gasconade (n.) A boast or boasting; a vaunt; a bravado; a bragging; braggodocio.

Gasconaded (imp. & p. p.) of Gasconade

Gasconading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gasconade

Gasconade (v. i.) To boast; to brag; to bluster.

Gasconader (n.) A great boaster; a blusterer.

Gascoynes (n. pl.) Gaskins.

Gaseity (n.) State of being gaseous.

Gaseous (a.) In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an aeriform fluid.

Gaseous (a.) Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous.

Gashed (imp. & p. p.) of Gash

Gashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gash

Gash (v. t.) To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.

Gash (n.) A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.

Gashful (a.) Full of gashes; hideous; frightful.

Gasification (n.) The act or process of converting into gas.

Gasiform (a.) Having a form of gas; gaseous.

Gasified (imp. & p. p.) of Gasify

Gasifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gasify

Gasify (v. t.) To convert into gas, or an aeriform fluid, as by the application of heat, or by chemical processes.

Gasify (v. i.) To become gas; to pass from a liquid to a gaseous state.

Gasket (n.) A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket.

Gasket (n.) The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps.

Gasket (n.) Any ring or washer of packing.

Gaskins (n.pl.) Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.

Gaskins (n.pl.) Packing of hemp.

Gaskins (n.pl.) A horse's thighs.

Gaslight (n.) The light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas.

Gaslight (n.) A gas jet or burner.

Gasogen (n.) An apparatus for the generation of gases, or for impregnating a liquid with a gas, or a gas with a volatile liquid.

Gasogen (n.) A volatile hydrocarbon, used as an illuminant, or for charging illuminating gas.

Gasolene (n.) See Gasoline.

Gasolier (n.) Same as Gasalier.

Gasoline (n.) A highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See Carburetor.

Gasometer (n.) An apparatus for holding and measuring of gas; in gas works, a huge iron cylinder closed at one end and having the other end immersed in water, in which it is made to rise or fall, according to the volume of gas it contains, or the pressure required.

Gasometric (a.) Alt. of Gasometrical

Gasometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the measurement of gases; as, gasometric analysis.

Gasometry (n.) The art or practice of measuring gases; also, the science which treats of the nature and properties of these elastic fluids.

Gasoscope (n.) An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling house.

Gasped (imp. & p. p.) of Gasp

Gasping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gasp

Gasp (v. i.) To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.

Gasp (v. i.) To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

Gasp (v. t.) To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.

Gasp (n.) The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.

Gaspereau (n.) The alewife.

Gasserian (a.) Relating to Casserio (L. Gasserius), the discover of the Gasserian ganglion.

Gassing (n.) The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibers; any similar process of singeing.

Gassing (n.) Boasting; insincere or empty talk.

Gassy (a.) Full of gas; like gas. Hence: [Colloq.] Inflated; full of boastful or insincere talk.

Gast (v. t.) To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See Aghast.

Gaster (v. t.) To gast.

Gasteromycetes (n. pl.) An order of fungi, in which the spores are borne inside a sac called the peridium, as in the puffballs.

Gasteropod (n.) Same as Gastropod.

Gasteropoda (n. pl.) Same as Gastropoda.

Gasteropodous (a.) Same as Gastropodous.

Gastful (a.) Alt. of Gastly

Gastly (a.) See Ghastful, Ghastly.

Gastight (a.) So tightly fitted as to preclude the escape of gas; impervious to gas.

Gastness (n.) See Ghastness.

Gastornis (n.) A genus of large eocene birds from the Paris basin.

Gastraea (n.) A primeval larval form; a double-walled sac from which, according to the hypothesis of Haeckel, man and all other animals, that in the first stages of their individual evolution pass through a two-layered structural stage, or gastrula form, must have descended. This idea constitutes the Gastraea theory of Haeckel. See Gastrula.

Gastralgia (n.) Pain in the stomach or epigastrium, as in gastric disorders.

Gastric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery.

Gastriloquist (n.) One who appears to speak from his stomach; a ventriloquist.

Gastriloquous (a.) Ventriloquous.

Gastriloquy (n.) A voice or utterance which appears to proceed from the stomach; ventriloquy.

Gastritis (n.) Inflammation of the stomach, esp. of its mucuos membrane.

Gastro- () A combining form from the Gr. /, /, the stomach, or belly; as in gastrocolic, gastrocele, gastrotomy.

Gastrocnemius (n.) The muscle which makes the greater part of the calf of the leg.

Gastrocolic (a.) Pertaining to both the stomach and the colon; as, the gastrocolic, or great, omentum.

Gastrodisc (n.) That part of blastoderm where the hypoblast appears like a small disk on the inner face of the epibladst.

Gastroduodenal (a.) Pertaining to the stomach and duodenum; as, the gastroduodenal artery.

Gastroduodenitis (n.) Inflammation of the stomach and duodenum. It is one of the most frequent causes of jaundice.

Gastroelytrotomy (n.) The operation of cutting into the upper part of the vagina, through the abdomen (without opening the peritoneum), for the purpose of removing a fetus. It is a substitute for the Caesarean operation, and less dangerous.

Gastroenteric (a.) Gastrointestinal.

Gastroenteritis (n.) Inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines.

Gastroepiploic (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach and omentum.

Gastrohepatic (a.) Pertaining to the stomach and liver; hepatogastric; as, the gastrohepatic, or lesser, omentum.

Gastrohysterotomy (n.) Caesarean section. See under Caesarean.

Gastrointestinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines; gastroenteric.

Gastrolith (n.) See Crab's eyes, under Crab.

Gastrology (n.) The science which treats of the structure and functions of the stomach; a treatise of the stomach.

Gastromalacia (n.) A softening of the coats of the stomach; -- usually a post-morten change.

Gastromancy (n.) A kind of divination, by means of words seemingly uttered from the stomach.

Gastromancy (n.) A species of divination, by means of glasses or other round, transparent vessels, in the center of which figures are supposed to appear by magic art.

Gastromyces (n.) The fungoid growths sometimes found in the stomach; such as Torula, etc.

Gastromyth (n.) One whose voice appears to proceed from the stomach; a ventriloquist.

Gastronome (n.) Alt. of Gastronomer

Gastronomer (n.) One fond of good living; an epicure.

Gastronomic (a.) Alt. of Gastronomical

Gastronomical (a.) Pertaining to gastromony.

Gastronomist (n.) A gastromomer.

Gastronomy (n.) The art or science of good eating; epicurism; the art of good cheer.

Gastrophrenic (a.) Pertaining to the stomach and diaphragm; as, the gastrophrenic ligament.

Gastropneumatic (a.) Pertaining to the alimentary canal and air passages, and to the cavities connected with them; as, the gastropneumatic mucuos membranes.

Gastropod (n.) One of the Gastropoda.

Gastropoda (n. pl.) One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca.

Gastropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Gastropoda.

Gastroraphy (n.) The operation of sewing up wounds of the abdomen.

Gastroscope (n.) An instrument for viewing or examining the interior of the stomach.

Gastroscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to gastroscopy.

Gastroscopy (n.) Examination of the abdomen or stomach, as with the gastroscope.

Gastrosplenic (n.) Pertaining to the stomach and spleen; as, the gastrosplenic ligament.

Gastrostege (n.) One of the large scales on the belly of a serpent.

Gastrostomy (n.) The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food.

Gastrotomy (n.) A cutting into, or opening of, the abdomen or the stomach.

Gastrotricha (n. pl.) A group of small wormlike animals, having cilia on the ventral side. The group is regarded as an ancestral or synthetic one, related to rotifers and annelids.

Gastrotrocha (n.) A form of annelid larva having cilia on the ventral side.

Gastrovascular (a.) Having the structure, or performing the functions, both of digestive and circulatory organs; as, the gastrovascular cavity of c/lenterates.

Gastrulae (pl. ) of Gastrula

Gastrula (n.) An embryonic form having its origin in the invagination or pushing in of the wall of the planula or blastula (the blastosphere) on one side, thus giving rise to a double-walled sac, with one opening or mouth (the blastopore) which leads into the cavity (the archenteron) lined by the inner wall (the hypoblast). See Illust. under Invagination. In a more general sense, an ideal stage in embryonic development. See Gastraea.

Gastrula (a.) Of or pertaining to a gastrula.

Gastrulation (n.) The process of invagination, in embryonic development, by which a gastrula is formed.

Gastrura (n. pl.) See Stomatopoda.

Gastrurous (a.) Pertaining to the Gastrura.

Gat () imp. of Get.

Gate (n.) A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.

Gate (n.) An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.

Gate (n.) A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.

Gate (n.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.

Gate (n.) In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.

Gate (n.) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.

Gate (n.) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.

Gate (v. t.) To supply with a gate.

Gate (v. t.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.

Gate (n.) A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).

Gate (n.) Manner; gait.

Gated (a.) Having gates.

Gatehouse (n.) A house connected or associated with a gate.

Gateless (a.) Having no gate.

Gateman (n.) A gate keeper; a gate tender.

Gatepost (n.) A post to which a gate is hung; -- called also swinging / hinging post.

Gatepost (n.) A post against which a gate closes; -- called also shutting post.

Gateway (n.) A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.

Gatewise (adv.) In the manner of a gate.

Gathered (imp. & p. p.) of Gather

Gathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gather

Gather (v. t.) To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.

Gather (v. t.) To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.

Gather (v. t.) To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.

Gather (v. t.) To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.

Gather (v. t.) To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.

Gather (v. t.) To gain; to win.

Gather (v. t.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.

Gather (v. t.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.

Gather (v. i.) To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.

Gather (v. i.) To grow larger by accretion; to increase.

Gather (v. i.) To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.

Gather (v. i.) To collect or bring things together.

Gather (n.) A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.

Gather (n.) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.

Gather (n.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.

Gatherable (a.) Capable of being gathered or collected; deducible from premises.

Gatherer (n.) One who gathers or collects.

Gatherer (n.) An attachment for making gathers in the cloth.

Gathering (n.) The act of collecting or bringing together.

Gathering (n.) That which is gathered, collected, or brought together

Gathering (n.) A crowd; an assembly; a congregation.

Gathering (n.) A charitable contribution; a collection.

Gathering (n.) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.

Gathering (a.) Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

Gatling gun () An American machine gun, consisting of a cluster of barrels which, being revolved by a crank, are automatically loaded and fired.

Gatten tree () A name given to the small trees called guelder-rose (Viburnum Opulus), cornel (Cornus sanguinea), and spindle tree (Euonymus Europaeus).

Gat-toothed (a.) Goat-toothed; having a lickerish tooth; lustful; wanton.

Gauche (n.) Left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy.

Gauche (n.) Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.

Gaucherie (n.) An awkward action; clumsiness; boorishness.

Gauchos (pl. ) of Gaucho

Gaucho (n.) One of the native inhabitants of the pampas, of Spanish-American descent. They live mostly by rearing cattle.

Gaud (n.) Trick; jest; sport.

Gaud (n.) Deceit; fraud; artifice; device.

Gaud (n.) An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket.

Gaud (n.) To sport or keep festival.

Gauded (imp. & p. p.) of Gaud

Gauding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaud

Gaud (v. t.) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.

Gaud-day (n.) See Gaudy, a feast.

Gaudery (n.) Finery; ornaments; ostentatious display.

Gaudful (a.) Joyful; showy.

Gaudily (adv.) In a gaudy manner.

Gaudiness (n.) The quality of being gaudy.

Gaudish (a.) Gaudy.

Gaudless (a.) Destitute of ornament.

Gaudy (superl.) Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.

Gaudy (superl.) Gay; merry; festal.

Gaudies (pl. ) of Gaudy

Gaudy (n.) One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.

Gaudy (n.) A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day.

Gaudygreen (a. / n.) Light green.

Gauffer (v. t.) To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace. See Goffer.

Gauffering (n.) A mode of plaiting or fluting.

Gauffre (n.) A gopher, esp. the pocket gopher.

Gauged (imp. & p. p.) of Gauge

Gauging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gauge

Gauge (v. t.) To measure or determine with a gauge.

Gauge (v. t.) To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.

Gauge (v. t.) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.

Gauge (v. t.) To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.

Gauge (v. t.) To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.

Gauge (n.) A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.

Gauge (n.) Measure; dimensions; estimate.

Gauge (n.) Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge.

Gauge (n.) Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.

Gauge (n.) Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.

Gauge (n.) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

Gauge (n.) The distance between the rails of a railway.

Gauge (n.) The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting.

Gauge (n.) That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.

Gaugeable (a.) Capable of being gauged.

Gauged (p. a.) Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.

Gauger (n.) One who gauges; an officer whose business it is to ascertain the contents of casks.

Gauger-ship (n.) The office of a gauger.

Gauging rod () See Gauge rod, under Gauge, n.

Gaul (n.) The Anglicized form of Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy (Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul).

Gaul (n.) A native or inhabitant of Gaul.

Gaulish (a.) Pertaining to ancient France, or Gaul; Gallic.

Gault (n.) A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.

Gaultheria (n.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and, often, edible berries. It includes the American winter-green (Gaultheria procumbens), and the larger-fruited salal of Northwestern America (Gaultheria Shallon).

Gaunt (a.) Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim.

Gauntlet (n.) See Gantlet.

Gauntlet (n.) A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds.

Gauntlet (n.) A long glove, covering the wrist.

Gauntlet (n.) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.

Gauntletted (a.) Wearing a gauntlet.

Gauntly (adv.) In a gaunt manner; meagerly.

Gauntree (n.) Alt. of Gauntry

Gauntry (n.) A frame for supporting barrels in a cellar or elsewhere.

Gauntry (n.) A scaffolding or frame carrying a crane or other structure.

Gaur (n.) An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition.

Gaure (v. i.) To gaze; to stare.

Gauze (n.) A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze.

Gauze (a.) Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing.

Gauziness (n.) The quality of being gauzy; flimsiness.

Gauzy (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze.

Gave () imp. of Give.

Gavel (n.) A gable.

Gavel (n.) A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle.

Gavel (n.) The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc.

Gavel (n.) A mason's setting maul.

Gavel (n.) Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See Gabel.

Gavelet (n.) An ancient special kind of cessavit used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent.

Gavelkind (n.) A tenure by which land descended from the father to all his sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying without issue, descended equally to his brothers. It still prevails in the county of Kent.

Gaveloche (n.) Same as Gavelock.

Gavelock (n.) A spear or dart.

Gavelock (n.) An iron crow or lever.

Gaverick (n.) The European red gurnard (Trigla cuculus).

Gaviae (n. pl.) The division of birds which includes the gulls and terns.

Gavial (n.) A large Asiatic crocodilian (Gavialis Gangeticus); -- called also nako, and Gangetic crocodile.

Gavot (n.) A kind of difficult dance; a dance tune, the air of which has two brisk and lively, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice over.

Gawby (n.) A baby; a dunce.

Gawk (n.) A cuckoo.

Gawk (n.) A simpleton; a booby; a gawky.

Gawk (v. i.) To act like a gawky.

Gawky (superl.) Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.

Gawn (n.) A small tub or lading vessel.

Gawntree (n.) See Gauntree.

Gay (superl.) Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.

Gay (superl.) Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.

Gay (superl.) Loose; dissipated; lewd.

Gay (n.) An ornament

Gayal (n.) A Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle (Bibos frontalis).

Gaydiang (n.) A vessel of Anam, with two or three masts, lofty triangular sails, and in construction somewhat resembling a Chinese junk.

Gayeties (pl. ) of Gayety

Gayety (a.) The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; -- used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the season.

Gayety (a.) Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress.

Gaylussite (n.) A yellowish white, translucent mineral, consisting of the carbonates of lime and soda, with water.

Gayly (adv.) With mirth and frolic; merrily; blithely; gleefully.

Gayly (adv.) Finely; splendidly; showily; as, ladies gayly dressed; a flower gayly blooming.

Gayne (v. i.) To avail.

Gayness (n.) Gayety; finery.

Gaysome (a.) Full of gayety. Mir. for Mag.

Gaytre (n.) The dogwood tree.

Gazed (imp. & p. p.) of Gaze

Gazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaze

Gaze (v. i.) To fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention.

Gaze (v. t.) To view with attention; to gaze on .

Gaze (n.) A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.

Gaze (n.) The object gazed on.

Gazeebo (n.) A summerhouse so situated as to command an extensive prospect.

Gazeful (a.) Gazing.

Gazehound (n.) A hound that pursues by the sight rather than by the scent.

Gazel (n.) The black currant; also, the wild plum.

Gazel (n.) See Gazelle.

Gazelle (n.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.

Gazement (n.) View.

Gazer (n.) One who gazes.

Gazet (n.) A Venetian coin, worth about three English farthings, or one and a half cents.

Gazette (n.) A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; esp., the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.

Gazetted (imp. & p. p.) of Gazette

Gazetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gazette

Gazette (v. t.) To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.

Gazetteer (n.) A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority.

Gazetteer (n.) A newspaper; a gazette.

Gazetteer (n.) A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places.

Gazetteer (n.) An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.

Gazingstock (n.) A person or thing gazed at with scorn or abhorrence; an object of curiosity or contempt.

Gazogene (n.) A portable apparatus for making soda water or aerated liquids on a small scale.

Gazon (n.) One of the pieces of sod used to line or cover parapets and the faces of earthworks.

Ha (interj.) An exclamation denoting surprise, joy, or grief. Both as uttered and as written, it expresses a great variety of emotions, determined by the tone or the context. When repeated, ha, ha, it is an expression of laughter, satisfaction, or triumph, sometimes of derisive laughter; or sometimes it is equivalent to "Well, it is so."

Haaf (n.) The deepsea fishing for cod, ling, and tusk, off the Shetland Isles.

Haak (n.) A sea fish. See Hake.

Haar (n.) A fog; esp., a fog or mist with a chill wind.

Habeas corpus () A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial.

Habendum (n.) That part of a deed which follows the part called the premises, and determines the extent of the interest or estate granted; -- so called because it begins with the word Habendum.

Haberdash (v. i.) To deal in small wares.

Haberdasher (n.) A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter.

Haberdasher (n.) A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.

Haberdashery (n.) The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles.

Haberdine (n.) A cod salted and dried.

Habergeon (n.) Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk.

Habilatory (a.) Of or pertaining to clothing; wearing clothes.

Habile (a.) Fit; qualified; also, apt.

Habiliment (n.) A garment; an article of clothing.

Habiliment (n.) Dress, in general.

Habilimented (a.) Clothed. Taylor (1630).

Habilitate (a.) Qualified or entitled.

Habilitate (v. t.) To fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle.

Habilitation (n.) Equipment; qualification.

Hability (n.) Ability; aptitude.

Habit (n.) The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.

Habit (n.) The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.

Habit (n.) Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior.

Habit (n.) Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.

Habited (imp. & p. p.) of Habit

Habiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Habit

Habit (n.) To inhabit.

Habit (n.) To dress; to clothe; to array.

Habit (n.) To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] Chapman.

Habitability (n.) Habitableness.

Habitable (a.) Capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in; as, the habitable world.

Habitakle (v.) A dwelling place.

Habitan (n.) Same as Habitant, 2.

Habitance (n.) Dwelling; abode; residence.

Habiitancy (n.) Same as Inhabitancy.

Habitant (v. t.) An inhabitant; a dweller.

Habitant (v. t.) An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually in plural.

Habitat (v. t.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.

Habitat (v. t.) Place where anything is commonly found.

Habitation (n.) The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

Habitation (n.) Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

Habitator (n.) A dweller; an inhabitant.

Habited (p. p. & a.) Clothed; arrayed; dressed; as, he was habited like a shepherd.

Habited (p. p. & a.) Fixed by habit; accustomed.

Habited (p. p. & a.) Inhabited.

Habitual (n.) Formed or acquired by habit or use.

Habitual (n.) According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habiual practice of sin.

Habituated (imp. & p. p.) of Habituate

Habituating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Habituate

Habituate (v. t.) To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.

Habituate (v. t.) To settle as an inhabitant.

Habituate (a.) Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual.

Habituation (n.) The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.

Habitude (n.) Habitual attitude; usual or accustomed state with reference to something else; established or usual relations.

Habitude (n.) Habitual association, intercourse, or familiarity.

Habitude (n.) Habit of body or of action.

Habitue (n.) One who habitually frequents a place; as, an habitue of a theater.

Habiture (n.) Habitude.

Habitus (n.) Habitude; mode of life; general appearance.

Hable (a.) See Habile.

Habnab (adv.) By chance.

Hachure (n.) A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See Hatching.

Hacienda (n.) A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; -- a word used in Spanish-American regions.

Hack (n.) A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

Hack (n.) Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.

Hacked (imp. & p. p.) of Hack

Hacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hack

Hack (v. t.) To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.

Hack (v. t.) Fig.: To mangle in speaking.

Hack (v. i.) To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

Hack (n.) A notch; a cut.

Hack (n.) An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.

Hack (n.) A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.

Hack (n.) A kick on the shins.

Hack (n.) A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.

Hack (n.) A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.

Hack (n.) A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.

Hack (n.) A procuress.

Hack (a.) Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.

Hack (v. t.) To use as a hack; to let out for hire.

Hack (v. t.) To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.

Hack (v. i.) To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.

Hack (v. i.) To live the life of a drudge or hack.

Hackamore (n.) A halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, -- used for leading or tieing a pack animal.

Hackberry (n.) A genus of trees (Celtis) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. C. occidentalis is common in the Eastern United States.

Hackbolt (n.) The greater shearwater or hagdon. See Hagdon.

Hackbuss (n.) Same as Hagbut.

Hackee (n.) The chipmunk; also, the chickaree or red squirrel.

Hacker (n.) One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack.

Hackery (n.) A cart with wooden wheels, drawn by bullocks.

Hackle (n.) A comb for dressing flax, raw silk, etc.; a hatchel.

Hackle (n.) Any flimsy substance unspun, as raw silk.

Hackle (n.) One of the peculiar, long, narrow feathers on the neck of fowls, most noticeable on the cock, -- often used in making artificial flies; hence, any feather so used.

Hackle (n.) An artificial fly for angling, made of feathers.

Hackled (imp. & p. p.) of Hackle

Hackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hackle

Hackle (v. t.) To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.

Hackle (v. t.) To tear asunder; to break in pieces.

Hackly (a.) Rough or broken, as if hacked.

Hackly (a.) Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface; as, the hackly fracture of metallic iron.

Hackmen (pl. ) of Hackman

Hackman (n.) The driver of a hack or carriage for public hire.

Hackmatack (n.) The American larch (Larix Americana), a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close-grained timber. Called also tamarack.

Hackneys (pl. ) of Hackney

Hackney (n.) A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.

Hackney (n.) A horse or pony kept for hire.

Hackney (n.) A carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach.

Hackney (n.) A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.

Hackney (a.) Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors.

Hackneyed (imp. & p. p.) of Hackney

Hackneying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hackney

Hackney (v. t.) To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.

Hackney (v. t.) To carry in a hackney coach.

Hackneymen (pl. ) of Hackneyman

Hackneyman (n.) A man who lets horses and carriages for hire.

Hackster (n.) A bully; a bravo; a ruffian; an assassin.

Hacqueton (n.) Same as Acton.

Had (imp. & p. p.) See Have.

Hadder (n.) Heather; heath.

Haddie (n.) The haddock.

Haddock (n.) A marine food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), allied to the cod, inhabiting the northern coasts of Europe and America. It has a dark lateral line and a black spot on each side of the body, just back of the gills. Galled also haddie, and dickie.

Hade (n.) The descent of a hill.

Hade (n.) The inclination or deviation from the vertical of any mineral vein.

Hade (v. i.) To deviate from the vertical; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode.

Hades (n.) The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.

Hadj (n.) The pilgrimage to Mecca, performed by Mohammedans.

Hadji (n.) A Mohammedan pilgrim to Mecca; -- used among Orientals as a respectful salutation or a title of honor.

Hadji (n.) A Greek or Armenian who has visited the holy sepulcher at Jerusalem.

Hadrosaurus (n.) An American herbivorous dinosaur of great size, allied to the iguanodon. It is found in the Cretaceous formation.

Haecceity () Literally, this-ness. A scholastic term to express individuality or singleness; as, this book.

Haema- () Alt. of Haemo-

Haemato- () Alt. of Haemo-

Haemo- () Combining forms indicating relation or resemblance to blood, association with blood; as, haemapod, haematogenesis, haemoscope.

Haemachrome (n.) Hematin.

Haemacyanin (n.) A substance found in the blood of the octopus, which gives to it its blue color.

Haemacytometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the number of corpuscles in a given quantity of blood.

Haemad (adv.) Toward the haemal side; on the haemal side of; -- opposed to neurad.

Haemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Haemadremometer

Haemadremometer (n.) Same as Hemadrometer.

Haemadrometry (n.) Alt. of Haemadromometry

Haemadromometry (n.) Same as Hemadrometry.

Haemadromograph (n.) An instrument for registering the velocity of the blood.

Haemadynameter () Alt. of Haemadynamometer

Haemadynamometer () Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haemadynamics (n.) Same as Hemadynamics.

Haemal (a.) Pertaining to the blood or blood vessels; also, ventral. See Hemal.

Haemaphaein (n.) A brownish substance sometimes found in the blood, in cases of jaundice.

Haemapod (n.) An haemapodous animal.

Haemapodous (a.) Having the limbs on, or directed toward, the ventral or hemal side, as in vertebrates; -- opposed to neuropodous.

Haemapoietic (a.) Bloodforming; as, the haemapoietic function of the spleen.

Haemapophysis (n.) Same as Hemapophysis.

Haemastatics (n.) Same as Hemastatics.

Haematachometer (n.) A form of apparatus (somewhat different from the hemadrometer) for measuring the velocity of the blood.

Haematachometry (n.) The measurement of the velocity of the blood.

Haematemesis (n.) Same as Hematemesis.

Haematic (a.) Of or pertaining to the blood; sanguine; brownish red.

Haematin (n.) Same as Hematin.

Haematinometer (n.) Same as Hematinometer.

Haematinometric (a.) Same as Hematinometric.

Haematite (n.) Same as Hematite.

Haematitic (a.) Of a blood-red color; crimson; (Bot.) brownish red.

Haemato- (prefix.) See Haema-.

Haematoblast (n.) One of the very minute, disk-shaped bodies found in blood with the ordinary red corpuscles and white corpuscles; a third kind of blood corpuscle, supposed by some to be an early stage in the development of the red corpuscles; -- called also blood plaque, and blood plate.

Haematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates. Same as Hematocrya.

Haematocryal (a.) Cold-blooded.

Haematocrystallin (n.) Same as Hematocrystallin.

Haematodynamometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haematogenesis (n.) The origin and development of blood.

Haematogenesis (n.) The transformation of venous arterial blood by respiration; hematosis.

Haematogenic (a.) Relating to haematogenesis.

Haematogenous (a.) Originating in the blood.

Haematoglobulin (n.) Same as Hematoglobin.

Haematoid (a.) Same as Hematoid.

Haematoidin (n.) Same as Hematoidin.

Haematoin (n.) A substance formed from the hematin of blood, by removal of the iron through the action of concentrated sulphuric acid. Two like bodies, called respectively haematoporphyrin and haematolin, are formed in a similar manner.

Haematolin (n.) See Haematoin.

Haematology (n.) The science which treats of the blood. Same as Hematology.

Haematometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haematometer (n.) An instrument for determining the number of blood corpuscles in a given quantity of blood.

Haematophlina (n. pl.) A division of Cheiroptera, including the bloodsucking bats. See Vampire.

Haematoplast (n.) Same as Haematoblast.

Haematoplastic (a.) Blood formative; -- applied to a substance in early fetal life, which breaks up gradually into blood vessels.

Haematoporphyrin (n.) See Haematoin.

Haematosac (n.) A vascular sac connected, beneath the brain, in many fishes, with the infundibulum.

Haematoscope (n.) A haemoscope.

Haematosin (n.) Hematin.

Haematosis (n.) Same as Hematosis.

Haematotherma (n. pl.) Same as Hematotherma.

Haematothermal (a.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal.

Haematothorax (n.) Same as Hemothorax.

Haematexylin (n.) The coloring principle of logwood. It is obtained as a yellow crystalline substance, C16H14O6, with a sweetish taste. Formerly called also hematin.

Haematoxylon (n.) A genus of leguminous plants containing but a single species, the H. Campechianum or logwood tree, native in Yucatan.

Haematozoa (pl. ) of Haematozoon

Haematozoon (n.) A parasite inhabiting the blood

Haematozoon (n.) Certain species of nematodes of the genus Filaria, sometimes found in the blood of man, the horse, the dog, etc.

Haematozoon (n.) The trematode, Bilharzia haematobia, which infests the inhabitants of Egypt and other parts of Africa, often causing death.

Haemic (a.) Pertaining to the blood; hemal.

Haemin (n.) Same as Hemin.

Haemo- (prefix.) See Haema-.

Haemochrome (n.) Same as Haemachrome.

Haemochromogen (n.) A body obtained from hemoglobin, by the action of reducing agents in the absence of oxygen.

Haemochromometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of hemoglobin in a fluid, by comparing it with a solution of known strength and of normal color.

Haemocyanin (n.) Same as Haemacyanin.

Haemocytolysis (n.) See Haemocytotrypsis.

Haemocytometer (n.) See Haemacytometer.

Haemocytotrypsis (n.) A breaking up of the blood corpuscles, as by pressure, in distinction from solution of the corpuscles, or haemcytolysis.

Haemodromograph (n.) Same as Haemadromograph.

Haemodynameter (n.) Same as Hemadynamics.

Haemoglobin (n.) Same as Hemoglobin.

Haemoglobinometer (n.) Same as Hemochromometer.

Haemolutein (n.) See Hematoidin.

Haemomanometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haemometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haemony (n.) A plant described by Milton as "of sovereign use against all enchantments."

Haemoplastic (a.) Same as Haematoplastic.

Haemorrhoidal (a.) Same as Hemorrhoidal.

Haemoscope (n.) An instrument devised by Hermann, for regulating and measuring the thickness of a layer of blood for spectroscopic examination.

Haemostatic (a.) Same as Hemostatic.

Haemotachometer (n.) Same as Haematachometer.

Haemotachometry (n.) Same as Haematachometry.

Haf (imp.) Hove.

Haffle (v. i.) To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.

Haft (n.) A handle; that part of an instrument or vessel taken into the hand, and by which it is held and used; -- said chiefly of a knife, sword, or dagger; the hilt.

Haft (n.) A dwelling.

Haft (v. t.) To set in, or furnish with, a haft; as, to haft a dagger.

Hafter (n.) A caviler; a wrangler.

Hag (n.) A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard.

Hag (n.) An ugly old woman.

Hag (n.) A fury; a she-monster.

Hag (n.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotpeta. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken.

Hag (n.) The hagdon or shearwater.

Hag (n.) An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.

Hagged (imp. & p. p.) of Hag

Hagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hag

Hag (v. t.) To harass; to weary with vexation.

Hag (n.) A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled.

Hag (n.) A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.

Hagberry (n.) A plant of the genus Prunus (P. Padus); the bird cherry.

Hagborn (a.) Born of a hag or witch.

Hagbut (n.) A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim.

Hagbutter (n.) A soldier armed with a hagbut or arquebus.

Hagdon (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Puffinus; esp., P. major, the greater shearwarter, and P. Stricklandi, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater; -- called also hagdown, haglin, and hag. See Shearwater.

Haggadoth (pl. ) of Haggada

Haggada (n.) A story, anecdote, or legend in the Talmud, to explain or illustrate the text of the Old Testament.

Haggard (a.) Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk.

Haggard (a.) Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.

Haggard (a.) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.

Haggard (a.) A fierce, intractable creature.

Haggard (a.) A hag.

Haggard (n.) A stackyard.

Haggardly (adv.) In a haggard manner.

Hagged (a.) Like a hag; lean; ugly.

Haggis (n.) A Scotch pudding made of the heart, liver, lights, etc., of a sheep or lamb, minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, etc., highly seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the same animal; minced head and pluck.

Haggish (a.) Like a hag; ugly; wrinkled.

Haggishly (adv.) In the manner of a hag.

Haggled (imp. & p. p.) of Haggle

Haggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haggle

Haggle (v. t.) To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.

Haggle (v. i.) To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.

Haggle (n.) The act or process of haggling.

Haggler (n.) One who haggles or is difficult in bargaining.

Haggler (n.) One who forestalls a market; a middleman between producer and dealer in London vegetable markets.

Hagiarchy (n.) A sacred government; by holy orders of men.

Hagiocracy (n.) Government by a priesthood; hierarchy.

Hagiographa (n. pl.) The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.

Hagiographa (n. pl.) The lives of the saints.

Hagiographal () Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.

Hagiographer (n.) One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.

Hagiography (n.) Same Hagiographa.

Hagiolatry (n.) The invocation or worship of saints.

Hagiologist (n.) One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a hagiographer.

Hagiology (n.) The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints.

Hagioscope (n.) An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; -- called, in architecture, a squint.

Hag-ridden (a.) Ridden by a hag or witch; hence, afflicted with nightmare.

Hagseed (n.) The offspring of a hag.

Hagship (n.) The state or title of a hag.

Hag-taper (n.) The great woolly mullein (Verbascum Thapsus).

Haguebut (n.) See Hagbut.

Hah (interj.) Same as Ha.

Ha-ha (n.) A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it.

Haidingerite (n.) A mineral consisting of the arseniate of lime; -- so named in honor of W. Haidinger, of Vienna.

Haiduck (n.) Formerly, a mercenary foot soldier in Hungary, now, a halberdier of a Hungarian noble, or an attendant in German or Hungarian courts.

Haik (n.) A large piece of woolen or cotton cloth worn by Arabs as an outer garment.

Haikal (n.) The central chapel of the three forming the sanctuary of a Coptic church. It contains the high altar, and is usually closed by an embroidered curtain.

Hail (n.) Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.

Halled (imp. & p. p.) of Hail

Halting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hail

Hail (v. i.) To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

Hail (v. t.) To pour forcibly down, as hail.

Hail (a.) Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

Hail (v. t.) To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.

Hail (v. t.) To name; to designate; to call.

Hail (v. i.) To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.

Hail (v. i.) To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from.

Hail (v. t.) An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

Hail (n.) A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.

Hail-fellow (n.) An intimate companion.

Hailse (v. t.) To greet; to salute.

Hailshot (n. pl.) Small shot which scatter like hailstones.

Hailstone (n.) A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail.

Hailstorm (n.) A storm accompanied with hail; a shower of hail.

Haily (a.) Of hail.

Han (v. t.) To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.

Hain't () A contraction of have not or has not; as, I hain't, he hain't, we hain't.

Hair (n.) The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.

Hair (n.) One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in invertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.

Hair (n.) Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.

Hair (n.) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.

Hair (n.) An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).

Hair (n.) A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.

Hair (n.) A haircloth.

Hair (n.) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.

Hairbell (n.) See Harebell.

Hairbird (n.) The chipping sparrow.

Hairbrained (a.) See Harebrained.

Hairbreadth () Alt. of Hair'sbreadth

Hair'sbreadth () The diameter or breadth of a hair; a very small distance; sometimes, definitely, the forty-eighth part of an inch.

Hairbreadth (a.) Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape.

Hair-brown (a.) Of a clear tint of brown, resembling brown human hair. It is composed of equal proportions of red and green.

Hairbrush (n.) A brush for cleansing and smoothing the hair.

Haircloth (n.) Stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair.

Hairdresser (n.) One who dresses or cuts hair; a barber.

Haired (a.) Having hair.

Haired (a.) In composition: Having (such) hair; as, red-haired.

Hairen (a.) Hairy.

Hair grass () A grass with very slender leaves or branches; as the Agrostis scabra, and several species of Aira or Deschampsia.

Hairiness (n.) The state of abounding, or being covered, with hair.

Hairless (a.) Destitute of hair.

Hairpin (n.) A pin, usually forked, or of bent wire, for fastening the hair in place, -- used by women.

Hair-salt (n.) A variety of native Epsom salt occurring in silky fibers.

Hairsplitter (n.) One who makes excessively nice or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles.

Hairsplitting (a.) Making excessively nice or trivial distinctions in reasoning; subtle.

Hairsplitting (n.) The act or practice of making trivial distinctions.

Hairspring (n.) The slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the balance in a timepiece.

Hairstreak (n.) A butterfly of the genus Thecla; as, the green hairstreak (T. rubi).

Hairtail (n.) Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., T. lepterus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish.

Hairworm () A nematoid worm of the genus Gordius, resembling a hair. See Gordius.

Hairy (a.) Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; hirsute.

Haitian (a. & n.) See Haytian.

Haye (n.) The Egyptian asp or cobra (Naja haje.) It is related to the cobra of India, and like the latter has the power of inflating its neck into a hood. Its bite is very venomous. It is supposed to be the snake by means of whose bite Cleopatra committed suicide, and hence is sometimes called Cleopatra's snake or asp. See Asp.

Hake (n.) A drying shed, as for unburned tile.

Hake (n.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera Phycis, Merlucius, and allies. The common European hake is M. vulgaris; the American silver hake or whiting is M. bilinearis. Two American species (Phycis chuss and P. tenius) are important food fishes, and are also valued for their oil and sounds. Called also squirrel hake, and codling.

Hake (v. t.) To loiter; to sneak.

Hake's-dame (n.) See Forkbeard.

Haketon (n.) Same as Acton.

Hakim (n.) A wise man; a physician, esp. a Mohammedan.

Hakim (n.) A Mohammedan title for a ruler; a judge.

Halachoth (pl. ) of Halacha

Halacha (n.) The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.

Halation (n.) An appearance as of a halo of light, surrounding the edges of dark objects in a photographic picture.

Halberd (n.) An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form.

Halberdier (n.) One who is armed with a halberd.

Halberd-shaped (a.) Hastate.

Halcyon (n.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia.

Halcyon (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice.

Halcyon (a.) Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy.

Halcyonian (a.) Halcyon; calm.

Halcyonold (a. & n.) See Alcyonoid.

Hale (a.) Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.

Hale (n.) Welfare.

Haled (imp. & p. p.) of Hale

Haling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hale

Hale (v. t.) To pull; to drag; to haul.

Halesia (n.) A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels.

Half (a.) Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

Half (a.) Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.

Half (adv.) In an equal part or degree; in some pa/ appro/mating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.

Halves (pl. ) of Half

Half (a.) Part; side; behalf.

Half (a.) One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.

Half (v. t.) To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.

Half-and-half (n.) A mixture of two malt liquors, esp. porter and ale, in about equal parts.

Halfbeak (n.) Any slender, marine fish of the genus Hemirhamphus, having the upper jaw much shorter than the lower; -- called also balahoo.

Half blood () The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both; as, a brother or sister of the half blood. See Blood, n., 2 and 4.

Half blood (n.) A person so related to another.

Half blood (n.) A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.

Half-blooded (a.) Proceeding from a male and female of different breeds or races; having only one parent of good stock; as, a half-blooded sheep.

Half-blooded (a.) Degenerate; mean.

Half-boot (n.) A boot with a short top covering only the ankle. See Cocker, and Congress boot, under Congress.

Half-bound (n.) Having only the back and corners in leather, as a book.

Half-bred (a.) Half-blooded.

Half-bred (a.) Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good-breeding; not well trained.

Half-breed (a.) Half-blooded.

Half-breed (n.) A person who is blooded; the offspring of parents of different races, especially of the American Indian and the white race.

Half-brother (n.) A brother by one parent, but not by both.

Half-caste (n.) One born of a European parent on the one side, and of a Hindoo or Mohammedan on the other. Also adjective; as, half-caste parents.

Half-clammed (a.) Half-filled.

Halfcocked (imp. & p. p.) of Halfcock

Halfcocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halfcock

Halfcock (v. t.) To set the cock of (a firearm) at the first notch.

Half-cracked (a.) Half-demented; half-witted.

Half-deck (n.) A shell of the genus Crepidula; a boat shell. See Boat shell.

Half-deck (n.) See Half deck, under Deck.

Half-decked (a.) Partially decked.

Halfen (a.) Wanting half its due qualities.

Halfendeal (adv.) Half; by the part.

Halfendeal (n.) A half part.

Halfer (n.) One who possesses or gives half only; one who shares.

Halfer (n.) A male fallow deer gelded.

Half-faced (a.) Showing only part of the face; wretched looking; meager.

Half-fish (n.) A salmon in its fifth year of growth.

Half-hatched (a.) Imperfectly hatched; as, half-hatched eggs.

Half-heard (a.) Imperfectly or partly heard to the end.

Half-hearted (a.) Wanting in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind.

Half-hearted (a.) Lacking zeal or courage; lukewarm.

Half-hourly (a.) Done or happening at intervals of half an hour.

Half-learned (a.) Imperfectly learned.

Half-length (a.) Of half the whole or ordinary length, as a picture.

Half-mast (n.) A point some distance below the top of a mast or staff; as, a flag a half-mast (a token of mourning, etc.).

Half-moon (n.) The moon at the quarters, when half its disk appears illuminated.

Half-moon (n.) The shape of a half-moon; a crescent.

Half-moon (n.) An outwork composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon; -- now called a ravelin.

Half-moon (n.) A marine, sparoid, food fish of California (Caesiosoma Californiense). The body is ovate, blackish above, blue or gray below. Called also medialuna.

Halfness (n.) The quality of being half; incompleteness.

Halfpace (n.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See Quarterpace.

Half-pike (n.) A short pike, sometimes carried by officers of infantry, sometimes used in boarding ships; a spontoon.

Half-port (n.) One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.

Half-ray (n.) A straight line considered as drawn from a center to an indefinite distance in one direction, the complete ray being the whole line drawn to an indefinite distance in both directions.

Half-read (a.) Informed by insufficient reading; superficial; shallow.

Half seas over () Half drunk.

Half-sighted (a.) Seeing imperfectly; having weak discernment.

Half-sister (n.) A sister by one parent only.

Half-strained (a.) Half-bred; imperfect.

Half-sword (n.) Half the length of a sword; close fight.

Half-timbered (a.) Constructed of a timber frame, having the spaces filled in with masonry; -- said of buildings.

Half-tounue (n.) A jury, for the trial of a foreigner, composed equally of citizens and aliens.

Halfway (adv.) In the middle; at half the distance; imperfectly; partially; as, he halfway yielded.

Halfway (a.) Equally distant from the extremes; situated at an intermediate point; midway.

Half-wit (n.) A foolish; a dolt; a blockhead; a dunce.

Half-witted (a.) Weak in intellect; silly.

Half-yearly (a.) Two in a year; semiannual. -- adv. Twice in a year; semiannually.

Halibut (n.) A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidae. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.

Halichondriae (n. pl.) An order of sponges, having simple siliceous spicules and keratose fibers; -- called also Keratosilicoidea.

Halicore (n.) Same as Dugong.

Halidom (n.) Holiness; sanctity; sacred oath; sacred things; sanctuary; -- used chiefly in oaths.

Halidom (n.) Holy doom; the Last Day.

Halieutics (n.) A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing; ichthyology.

Halmas (a.) The feast of All Saints; Hallowmas.

Haliographer (n.) One who writes about or describes the sea.

Haliography (n.) Description of the sea; the science that treats of the sea.

Haliotis (n.) A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See Abalone.

Haliotoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Haliotis; ear-shaped.

Halisauria (n. pl.) The Enaliosauria.

Halite (n.) Native salt; sodium chloride.

Halituous (a.) Produced by, or like, breath; vaporous.

Halk (n.) A nook; a corner.

Hall (n.) A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.

Hall (n.) The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.

Hall (n.) A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.

Hall (n.) Any corridor or passage in a building.

Hall (n.) A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.

Hall (n.) A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college).

Hall (n.) The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.

Hall (n.) Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation.

Hallage (n.) A fee or toll paid for goods sold in a hall.

Halleluiah (n. & interj.) Alt. of Hallelujah

Hallelujah (n. & interj.) Praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration.

Hallelujatic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, hallelujahs.

Halliard (n.) See Halyard.

Hallidome (n.) Same as Halidom.

Hallier (n.) A kind of net for catching birds.

Hall-mark (n.) The official stamp of the Goldsmiths' Company and other assay offices, in the United Kingdom, on gold and silver articles, attesting their purity. Also used figuratively; -- as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers.

Halloa () See Halloo.

Halloo (n.) A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout.

Hallooed (imp. & p. p.) of Halloo

Halloing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halloo

Halloo (v. i.) To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo.

Halloo (v. t.) To encourage with shouts.

Halloo (v. t.) To chase with shouts or outcries.

Halloo (v. t.) To call or shout to; to hail.

Halloo (n.) An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one.

Hallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Hallow

Hallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hallow

Hallow (v. t.) To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.

Halloween (n.) The evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day.

Hallowmas (n.) The feast of All Saints, or Allhallows.

Halloysite (n.) A claylike mineral, occurring in soft, smooth, amorphous masses, of a whitish color.

Hallucal (a.) Of or pertaining to the hallux.

Hallucinate (v. i.) To wander; to go astray; to err; to blunder; -- used of mental processes.

Hallucination (n.) The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error; mistake; a blunder.

Hallucination (n.) The perception of objects which have no reality, or of sensations which have no corresponding external cause, arising from disorder or the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; delusion.

Hallucinator (n.) One whose judgment and acts are affected by hallucinations; one who errs on account of his hallucinations.

Hallucinatory (a.) Partaking of, or tending to produce, hallucination.

Hallux (n.) The first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds.

Halm (n.) Same as Haulm.

Halma (n.) The long jump, with weights in the hands, -- the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon.

Halos (pl. ) of Halo

Halo (n.) A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions.

Halo (n.) A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus.

Halo (n.) An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object.

Halo (n.) A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.

Haloed (imp. & p. p.) of Halo

Haloing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halo

Halo (v. t. & i.) To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo.

Haloed (a.) Surrounded with a halo; invested with an ideal glory; glorified.

Halogen (n.) An electro-negative element or radical, which, by combination with a metal, forms a haloid salt; especially, chlorine, bromine, and iodine; sometimes, also, fluorine and cyanogen. See Chlorine family, under Chlorine.

Halogenous (a.) Of the nature of a halogen.

Haloid (a.) Resembling salt; -- said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides.

Haloid (n.) A haloid substance.

Halomancy (n.) See Alomancy.

Halometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the forms and angles of salts and crystals; a goniometer.

Halones (n. pl.) Alternating transparent and opaque white rings which are seen outside the blastoderm, on the surface of the developing egg of the hen and other birds.

Halophyte (n.) A plant found growing in salt marshes, or in the sea.

Haloscope (n.) An instrument for exhibition or illustration of the phenomena of halos, parhelia, and the like.

Halotrichite (n.) An iron alum occurring in silky fibrous aggregates of a yellowish white color.

Haloxyline (n.) An explosive mixture, consisting of sawdust, charcoal, niter, and ferrocyanide of potassium, used as a substitute for gunpowder.

Halp (imp.) Helped.

Halpace (n.) See Haut pas.

Hals (n.) The neck or throat.

Halse (v. t.) To embrace about the neck; to salute; to greet.

Halse (v. t.) To adjure; to beseech; to entreat.

Halsed (imp. & p. p.) of Halse

Halsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halse

Halse (v. t.) To haul; to hoist.

Halsening (a.) Sounding harshly in the throat; inharmonious; rough.

Halser (n.) See Hawser.

Halt () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.

Halt (n.) A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.

Halted (imp. & p. p.) of Halt

Halting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halt

Halt (v. i.) To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.

Halt (v. i.) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.

Halt (v. t.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.

Halt (a.) Halting or stopping in walking; lame.

Halt (n.) The act of limping; lameness.

Halt (a.) To walk lamely; to limp.

Halt (a.) To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.

Halter (n.) One who halts or limps; a cripple.

Halter (n.) A strong strap or cord.

Halter (n.) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse.

Halter (n.) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.

Haltered (imp. & p. p.) of Halter

Haltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halter

Halter (v. t.) To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.

Halteres (n. pl.) Balancers; the rudimentary hind wings of Diptera.

Halter-sack (n.) A term of reproach, implying that one is fit to be hanged.

Haltingly (adv.) In a halting or limping manner.

Halvans (n. pl.) Impure ore; dirty ore.

Halve (n.) A half.

Halved (imp. & p. p.) of Halve

Halving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halve

Halve (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of.

Halve (v. t.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.

Halved (a.) Appearing as if one side, or one half, were cut away; dimidiate.

Halves (n.) pl. of Half.

Halwe (n.) A saint.

Hal'yard (v. t.) A rope or tackle for hoisting or lowering yards, sails, flags, etc.

Halysites (n.) A genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See Chain coral, under Chain.

Ham (n.) Home.

Ham (n.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.

Ham (n.) The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking.

Hamadryads (pl. ) of Hamadryad

Hamadryades (pl. ) of Hamadryad

Hamadryad (n.) A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode.

Hamadryad (n.) A large venomous East Indian snake (Orhiophagus bungarus), allied to the cobras.

Hamadryas (n.) The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).

Hamamelis (n.) A genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel (Hamamelis Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally.

Hamate (a.) Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous.

Hamated (a.) Hooked, or set with hooks; hamate.

Hamatum (n.) See Unciform.

Hamble (v. t.) To hamstring.

Hamburg (n.) A commercial city of Germany, near the mouth of the Elbe.

Hame (n.) Home.

Hame (n.) One of the two curved pieces of wood or metal, in the harness of a draught horse, to which the traces are fastened. They are fitted upon the collar, or have pads fitting the horse's neck attached to them.

Hamel (v. t.) Same as Hamele.

Hamesecken (n.) Alt. of Hamesucken

Hamesucken (n.) The felonious seeking and invasion of a person in his dwelling house.

Hamiform (n.) Hook-shaped.

Hamilton period () A subdivision of the Devonian system of America; -- so named from Hamilton, Madison Co., New York. It includes the Marcellus, Hamilton, and Genesee epochs or groups. See the Chart of Geology.

Haminura (n.) A large edible river fish (Erythrinus macrodon) of Guiana.

Hamite (n.) A fossil cephalopod of the genus Hamites, related to the ammonites, but having the last whorl bent into a hooklike form.

Hamite (n.) A descendant of Ham, Noah's second son. See Gen. x. 6-20.

Haitic (a.) Pertaining to Ham or his descendants.

Hamlet (n.) A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.

Hamleted (p. a.) Confined to a hamlet.

Hammer (n.) An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.

Hammer (n.) Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer

Hammer (n.) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.

Hammer (n.) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.

Hammer (n.) The malleus.

Hammer (n.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.

Hammer (n.) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.

Hammered (imp. & p. p.) of Hammer

Hammering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hammer

Hammer (v. t.) To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.

Hammer (v. t.) To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.

Hammer (v. t.) To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.

Hammer (v. i.) To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.

Hammer (v. i.) To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.

Hammerable (a.) Capable of being formed or shaped by a hammer.

Hammer-beam (n.) A member of one description of roof truss, called hammer-beam truss, which is so framed as not to have a tiebeam at the top of the wall. Each principal has two hammer-beams, which occupy the situation, and to some extent serve the purpose, of a tiebeam.

Hammercloth (n.) The cloth which covers a coach box.

Hammer-dressed (a.) Having the surface roughly shaped or faced with the stonecutter's hammer; -- said of building stone.

Hammerer (n.) One who works with a hammer.

Hammer-harden (v. t.) To harden, as a metal, by hammering it in the cold state.

Hammerhead (n.) A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygaena is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish.

Hammerhead (n.) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller.

Hammerhead (n.) An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus); -- so called from its large blunt nozzle.

Hammerkop (n.) A bird of the Heron family; the umber.

Hammer-less (a.) Without a visible hammer; -- said of a gun having a cock or striker concealed from sight, and out of the way of an accidental touch.

Hammermen (pl. ) of Hammerman

Hammerman (n.) A hammerer; a forgeman.

Hammochrysos (n.) A stone with spangles of gold color in it.

Hammock (n.) A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.

Hammock (n.) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also adjectively; as, hammock land.

Hamose () Alt. of Hamous

Hamous () Having the end hooked or curved.

Hamper (n.) A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.

Hampered (imp. & p. p.) of Hamper

Hampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hamper

Hamper (v. t.) To put in a hamper.

Hamper (v. t.) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.

Hamper (n.) A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.

Hamper (n.) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

Hamshackle (v. t.) To fasten (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the fore legs; as, to hamshackle a horse or cow; hence, to bind or restrain; to curb.

Hamster (n.) A small European rodent (Cricetus frumentarius). It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations.

Hamstring (n.) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.

Hamstrung (imp. & p. p.) of Hamstring

Hamstringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hamstring

Hamstring (v. t.) To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.

Hamular (a.) Hooked; hooklike; hamate; as, the hamular process of the sphenoid bone.

Hamulate (a.) Furnished with a small hook; hook-shaped.

Hamule (n.) A little hook.

Hamulose (a.) Bearing a small hook at the end.

Hamuli (pl. ) of Hamulus

Hamulus (n.) A hook, or hooklike process.

Hamulus (n.) A hooked barbicel of a feather.

Han (inf. & plural pres.) To have; have.

Hanap (n.) A rich goblet, esp. one used on state occasions.

Hanaper (n.) A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.

Hance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.

Hance () Alt. of Hanch

Hanch () See Hanse.

Hanch () A sudden fall or break, as the fall of the fife rail down to the gangway.

Hand (n.) That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.

Hand (n.) That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand

Hand (n.) A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.

Hand (n.) An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.

Hand (n.) A measure equal to a hand's breadth, -- four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.

Hand (n.) Side; part; direction, either right or left.

Hand (n.) Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.

Hand (n.) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.

Hand (n.) An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.

Hand (n.) Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.

Hand (n.) Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.

Hand (n.) Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.

Hand (n.) Rate; price.

Hand (n.) That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once

Hand (n.) The quota of cards received from the dealer.

Hand (n.) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.

Hand (n.) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.

Hand staves (pl. ) of Hand

Handed (imp. & p. p.) of Hand

Handing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hand

Hand (v. t.) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.

Hand (v. t.) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.

Hand (v. t.) To manage; as, I hand my oar.

Hand (v. t.) To seize; to lay hands on.

Hand (v. t.) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.

Hand (v. t.) To furl; -- said of a sail.

Hand (v. i.) To cooperate.

Handbarrow (n.) A frame or barrow, without a wheel, carried by hand.

Handbill (n.) A loose, printed sheet, to be distributed by hand.

Handbill (n.) A pruning hook.

Handbook (n.) A book of reference, to be carried in the hand; a manual; a guidebook.

Handbreadth (n.) A space equal to the breadth of the hand; a palm.

Handcart (n.) A cart drawn or pushed by hand.

Handcloth (n.) A handkerchief.

Handcraft (n.) Same as Handicraft.

-men (pl. ) of Handcraftsman

Handcraftsman (n.) A handicraftsman.

Handcuff (n.) A fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle; -- usually in the plural.

Handcuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Handcuff

Handcuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handcuff

Handcuff (v. t.) To apply handcuffs to; to manacle.

Handed (a.) With hands joined; hand in hand.

Handed (a.) Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.

Hander (n.) One who hands over or transmits; a conveyer in succession.

Handfast (n.) Hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping.

Handfast (n.) Contract; specifically, espousal.

Handfast (a.) Fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands.

Handfasted (imp. & p. p.) of Handfast

Handfasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handfast

Handfast (v. t.) To pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage.

Handfast (n.) Strong; steadfast.

Handfastly (adv.) In a handfast or publicly pledged manner.

Handfish (n.) The frogfish.

Hand flus (pl. ) of Handful

Handful (n.) As much as the hand will grasp or contain.

Handful (n.) A hand's breadth; four inches.

Handful (n.) A small quantity.

Hand-hole (n.) A small hole in a boiler for the insertion of the hand in cleaning, etc.

Handicap (n.) An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.

Handicap (n.) A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.

Handicap (n.) An old game at cards.

Handicapped (imp. & p. p.) of Handicap

Handicapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handicap

Handicap (v. t.) To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.

Handicapper (n.) One who determines the conditions of a handicap.

Handicraft (n.) A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft.

Handicraft (n.) A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman.

-men (pl. ) of Handi-craftsman

Handi-craftsman (n.) A man skilled or employed in handcraft.

Handily (adv.) In a handy manner; skillfully; conveniently.

Handiness (n.) The quality or state of being handy.

Handiron (n.) See Andrion.

Handiwork (n.) Work done by the hands; hence, any work done personally.

Handkercher (n.) A handkerchief.

Handkerchief (n.) A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.

Handkerchief (n.) A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.

Handled (imp. & p. p.) of Handle

Handling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handle

Handle (v. t.) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

Handle (v. t.) To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.

Handle (v. t.) To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.

Handle (v. t.) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.

Handle (v. t.) To deal with; to make a business of.

Handle (v. t.) To treat; to use, well or ill.

Handle (v. t.) To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.

Handle (v. t.) To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.

Handle (v. i.) To use the hands.

Handle (n.) That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.

Handle (n.) That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.

Handleable (a.) Capable of being handled.

Handless (a.) Without a hand.

Handling (n.) A touching, controlling, managing, using, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands. See Handle, v. t.

Handling (v. t.) The mode of using the pencil or brush, etc.; style of touch.

Handmade (a.) Manufactured by hand; as, handmade shoes.

Handmaid (n.) Alt. of Handmaiden

Handmaiden (n.) A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.

Handsaw (n.) A saw used with one hand.

Handsel (n.) A sale, gift, or delivery into the hand of another; especially, a sale, gift, delivery, or using which is the first of a series, and regarded as on omen for the rest; a first installment; an earnest; as the first money received for the sale of goods in the morning, the first money taken at a shop newly opened, the first present sent to a young woman on her wedding day, etc.

Handsel (n.) Price; payment.

Handseled (imp. & p. p.) of Handsel

Handseled () of Handsel

Handseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handsel

Handselling () of Handsel

Handsel (n.) To give a handsel to.

Handsel (n.) To use or do for the first time, esp. so as to make fortunate or unfortunate; to try experimentally.

Handsome (superl.) Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.

Handsome (superl.) Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

Handsome (superl.) Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.

Handsome (superl.) Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

Handsome (superl.) Ample; moderately large.

Hadsome (v. t.) To render handsome.

Handsomely (adv.) In a handsome manner.

Handsomely (adv.) Carefully; in shipshape style.

Handsomeness (n.) The quality of being handsome.

Handspike (n.) A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.

Handspring (n.) A somersault made with the assistance of the hands placed upon the ground.

Hand-tight (a.) As tight as can be made by the hand.

Handwheel (n.) Any wheel worked by hand; esp., one the rim of which serves as the handle by which a valve, car brake, or other part is adjusted.

Hand-winged (a.) Having wings that are like hands in the structure and arrangement of their bones; -- said of bats. See Cheiroptera.

Handwriting (n.) The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography.

Handwriting (n.) That which is written by hand; manuscript.

Handy (superl.) Performed by the hand.

Handy (superl.) Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.

Handy (superl.) Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.

Handy (superl.) Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.

Handyy-dandy (n.) A child's play, one child guessing in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong; hence, forfeit.

Handyfight (n.) A fight with the hands; boxing.

Handygripe (n.) Seizure by, or grasp of, the hand; also, close quarters in fighting.

Handystroke (n.) A blow with the hand.

Hand-work (n.) See Handiwork.

Hanged (imp. & p. p.) of Hang

Hung () of Hang

Hanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hang

Hang (v. i.) To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.

Hang (v. i.) To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.

Hang (v. i.) To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.

Hang (v. i.) To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.

Hang (v. i.) To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.

Hang (v. i.) To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.

Hang (v. i.) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.

Hang (v. i.) To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.

Hang (v. i.) To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.

Hang (v. i.) To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.

Hang (v. i.) To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.

Hang (v. i.) To be, or be like, a suspended weight.

Hang (v. i.) To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.

Hang (v. i.) To lean or incline; to incline downward.

Hang (v. i.) To slope down; as, hanging grounds.

Hang (v. i.) To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.

Hang (n.) The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.

Hang (n.) Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.

Hang (n.) A sharp or steep declivity or slope.

Hangbird (n.) The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.

Hang-bies (pl. ) of Hang-by

Hang-by (n.) A dependent; a hanger-on; -- so called in contempt.

Hangdog (n.) A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.

Hangdog (a.) Low; sneaking; ashamed.

Hanger (n.) One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.

Hanger (n.) That by which a thing is suspended.

Hanger (n.) A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.

Hanger (n.) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of Countershaft.

Hanger (n.) A bridle iron.

Hanger (n.) That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.

Hanger (n.) A steep, wooded declivity.

Hangers-on (pl. ) of Hanger-on

Hanger-on (n.) One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted.

Hanging (a.) Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.

Hanging (a.) Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.

Hanging (a.) Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.

Hanging (n.) The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.

Hanging (n.) Death by suspension; execution by a halter.

Hanging (n.) That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Hangmen (pl. ) of Hangman

Hangman (n.) One who hangs another; esp., one who makes a business of hanging; a public executioner; -- sometimes used as a term of reproach, without reference to office.

Hangmanship (n.) The office or character of a hangman.

Hangnail (n.) A small piece or silver of skin which hangs loose, near the root of finger nail.

Hangnest (n.) A nest that hangs like a bag or pocket.

Hangnest (n.) A bird which builds such a nest; a hangbird.

Hank (n.) A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or thread tied together.

Hank (n.) A rope or withe for fastening a gate.

Hank (n.) Hold; influence.

Hank (n.) A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay.

Hank (v. t.) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.

Hank (v. t.) To form into hanks.

Hankered (imp. & p. p.) of Hanker

Hankering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hanker

Hanker (v. i.) To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town.

Hanker (v. i.) To linger in expectation or with desire.

Hankeringly (adv.) In a hankering manner.

Hankey-pankey (n.) Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery.

Hanoverian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hanover or its people, or to the House of Hanover in England.

Hanoverian (n.) A native or naturalized inhabitant of Hanover; one of the House of Hanover.

Han sa (n.) See 2d Hanse.

Hansard (n.) An official report of proceedings in the British Parliament; -- so called from the name of the publishers.

Hansard (n.) A merchant of one of the Hanse towns. See the Note under 2d Hanse.

Hanse (n.) That part of an elliptical or many-centered arch which has the shorter radius and immediately adjoins the impost.

Hanse (n.) An association; a league or confederacy.

Hanseatic (a.) Pertaining to the Hanse towns, or to their confederacy.

Hansel (n. & v.) See Handsel.

Hanselines (n.) A sort of breeches.

Hansom () Alt. of Hansom cab

Hansom cab () A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top.

Han't () A contraction of have not, or has not, used in illiterate speech. In the United States the commoner spelling is hain't.

Hanuman (n.) See Hoonoomaun.

Hap (v. t.) To clothe; to wrap.

Hap (n.) A cloak or plaid.

Hap (n.) That which happens or comes suddenly or unexpectedly; also, the manner of occurrence or taking place; chance; fortune; accident; casual event; fate; luck; lot.

Hap (v. i.) To happen; to befall; to chance.

Hap'penny (n.) A half-penny.

Haphazard (n.) Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.

Hapless (a.) Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth; hapless maid.

Haplessly (adv.) In a hapless, unlucky manner.

Haplomi (n. pl.) An order of freshwater fishes, including the true pikes, cyprinodonts, and blindfishes.

Haplostemonous (a.) Having but one series of stamens, and that equal in number to the proper number of petals; isostemonous.

Haply (adv.) By hap, chance, luck, or accident; perhaps; it may be.

Happed (p. a.) Wrapped; covered; cloaked.

Happened (imp. & p. p.) of Happen

Happening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Happen

Happen (v. i.) To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out.

Happen (v. i.) To take place; to occur.

Happily (adv.) By chance; peradventure; haply.

Happily (adv.) By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.

Happily (adv.) In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.

Happily (adv.) With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success.

Happiness (n.) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

Happiness (n.) An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.

Happiness (n.) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.

Happy (superl.) Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.

Happy (superl.) Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.

Happy (superl.) Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

Hapuku (n.) A large and valuable food fish (Polyprion prognathus) of New Zealand. It sometimes weighs one hundred pounds or more.

Haquebut (n.) See Hagbut.

Hara-kiri (n.) Suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials; disembowelment; -- also written, but incorrectly, hari-kari.

Harangue (n.) A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.

Harangued (imp. & p. p.) of Harangue

Haranguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harangue

Harangue (v. i.) To make an harangue; to declaim.

Harangue (v. t.) To address by an harangue.

Harangueful (a.) Full of harangue.

Haranguer (n.) One who harangues, or is fond of haranguing; a declaimer.

Harassed (imp. & p. p.) of Harass

Harassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harass

Harass (v. t.) To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out.

Harass (n.) Devastation; waste.

Harass (n.) Worry; harassment.

Harasser (n.) One who harasses.

Harassment (n.) The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety.

Harberous (a.) Harborous.

Harbinger (n.) One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.

Harbinger (n.) A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.

Harbingered (imp. & p. p.) of Harbinger

Harbingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harbinger

Harbinger (v. t.) To usher in; to be a harbinger of.

Harbor (n.) A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.

Harbor (n.) Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.

Harbor (n.) The mansion of a heavenly body.

Harbor (n.) A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.

Harbor (n.) A mixing box materials.

Harbored (imp. & p. p.) of Harbor

Harboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harbor

Harbor (n.) To afford lodging to; to enter as guest; to receive; to give a refuge to; indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought).

Harbor (v. i.) To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.

Harborage (n.) Shelter; entertainment.

Harborer (n.) One who, or that which, harbors.

Harborless (a.) Without a harbor; shelterless.

Harbor master () An officer charged with the duty of executing the regulations respecting the use of a harbor.

Harborough () Alt. of Harbrough

Harbrough () A shelter.

Harborous (a.) Hospitable.

Hard (superl.) Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.

Hard (superl.) Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.

Hard (superl.) Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.

Hard (superl.) Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.

Hard (superl.) Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc.

Hard (superl.) Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.

Hard (superl.) Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.

Hard (superl.) Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.

Hard (adv.) With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.

Hard (adv.) With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.

Hard (adv.) Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.

Hard (adv.) So as to raise difficulties.

Hard (adv.) With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.

Hard (adv.) Close or near.

Hard (v. t.) To harden; to make hard.

Hard (n.) A ford or passage across a river or swamp.

Hardbake (n.) A sweetmeat of boiled brown sugar or molasses made with almonds, and flavored with orange or lemon juice, etc.

Hardbeam (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus, of compact, horny texture; hornbeam.

Hardened (imp. & p. p.) of Harden

Hardening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harden

Harden (v. t.) To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.

Harden (v. t.) To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.

Harden (v. i.) To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying.

Harden (v. i.) To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.

Hardened (a.) Made hard, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.

Hardener (n.) One who, or that which, hardens; specif., one who tempers tools.

Hardening (n.) Making hard or harder.

Hardening (n.) That which hardens, as a material used for converting the surface of iron into steel.

Harder (n.) A South African mullet, salted for food.

Harderian (a.) A term applied to a lachrymal gland on the inner side of the orbit of many animals which have a third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

Hard-favored (a.) Hard-featured; ill-looking; as, Vulcan was hard-favored.

Hardfavoredness (n.) Coarseness of features.

Hard-featured (a.) Having coarse, unattractive or stern features.

Hardfern (n.) A species of fern (Lomaria borealis), growing in Europe and Northwestern America.

Hard-fisted (a.) Having hard or strong hands; as, a hard-fisted laborer.

Hard-fisted (a.) Close-fisted; covetous; niggardly.

Hard-fought (a. Vigorously) contested; as, a hard-fought battle.

Hard grass () A name given to several different grasses, especially to the Roltbollia incurvata, and to the species of Aegilops, from one of which it is contended that wheat has been derived.

Hardhack (n.) A very astringent shrub (Spiraea tomentosa), common in pastures. The Potentilla fruticosa in also called by this name.

Hard-handed (a.) Having hard hands, as a manual laborer.

Hardhead (n.) Clash or collision of heads in contest.

Hardhead (n.) The menhaden. See Menhaden.

Hardhead (n.) Block's gurnard (Trigla gurnardus) of Europe.

Hardhead (n.) A California salmon; the steelhead.

Hardhead (n.) The gray whale.

Hardhead (n.) A coarse American commercial sponge (Spongia dura).

Hard-headed (a.) Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd.

Hard-hearted (a.) Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless.

Harddihead (n.) Hardihood.

Harddihood (n.) Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence.

Hardily (adv.) Same as Hardly.

Hardily (adv.) Boldly; stoutly; resolutely.

Hardiment (n.) Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action.

Hardiness (n.) Capability of endurance.

Hardiness (n.) Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance.

Hardiness (n.) Hardship; fatigue.

Hardish (a.) Somewhat hard.

Hard-labored (a.) Wrought with severe labor; elaborate; studied.

Hardly (adv.) In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.

Hardly (adv.) Unwillingly; grudgingly.

Hardly (adv.) Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly.

Hardly (adv.) Severely; harshly; roughly.

Hardly (adv.) Confidently; hardily.

Hardly (adv.) Certainly; surely; indeed.

Hard-mouthed (a.) Not sensible to the bit; not easily governed; as, a hard-mouthed horse.

Hardness (n.) The quality or state of being hard, literally or figuratively.

Hardness (n.) The cohesion of the particles on the surface of a body, determined by its capacity to scratch another, or be itself scratched;-measured among minerals on a scale of which diamond and talc form the extremes.

Hardness (n.) The peculiar quality exhibited by water which has mineral salts dissolved in it. Such water forms an insoluble compound with soap, and is hence unfit for washing purposes.

Hardock (n.) See Hordock.

Hardpan (n.) The hard substratum. Same as Hard pan, under Hard, a.

Hards (n. pl.) The refuse or coarse part of fiax; tow.

Hard-shell (a.) Unyielding; insensible to argument; uncompromising; strict.

Hardship (n.) That which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc.

Hardspun (a.) Firmly twisted in spinning.

Hard-tack (n.) A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of hard biscuit or sea bread.

Hardtail (n.) See Jurel.

Hard-visaged (a.) Of a harsh or stern countenance; hard-featured.

Hardware (n.) Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.

Hardwaremen (pl. ) of Hardwareman

Hardwareman (n.) One who makes, or deals in, hardware.

Hardy (a.) Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid.

Hardy (a.) Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.

Hardy (a.) Strong; firm; compact.

Hardy (a.) Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.

Hardy (a.) Able to withstand the cold of winter.

Hardy (n.) A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

Hare (v. t.) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.

Hare (n.) A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.

Hare (n.) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.

Harebell (n.) A small, slender, branching plant (Campanula rotundifolia), having blue bell-shaped flowers; also, Scilla nutans, which has similar flowers; -- called also bluebell.

Hare'brained' (a.) Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless.

Harefoot (n.) A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; -- said of dogs.

Harefoot (n.) A tree (Ochroma Laqopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare's foot.

Hare-hearted (a.) Timorous; timid; easily frightened.

Harehound (n.) See Harrier.

Hareld (n.) The long-tailed duck.

Harelip (n.) A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.

Harem (n.) The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.

Harem (n.) The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.

Harengiform (a.) Herring-shaped.

Hare's-ear (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Bupleurum rotundifolium ); -- so named from the shape of its leaves.

Hare's-foot fern () A species of fern (Davallia Canariensis) with a soft, gray, hairy rootstock; -- whence the name.

Hare's-tail (n.) A kind of grass (Eriophorum vaginatum). See Cotton grass, under Cotton.

Harfang (n.) The snowy owl.

Hariali grass () The East Indian name of the Cynodon Dactylon; dog's-grass.

Haricot (n.) A ragout or stew of meat with beans and other vegetables.

Haricot (n.) The ripe seeds, or the unripe pod, of the common string bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), used as a vegetable. Other species of the same genus furnish different kinds of haricots.

Harier (n.) See Harrier.

Harikari (n.) See Hara-kiri.

Harioiation (n.) Prognostication; soothsaying.

Harish (a.) Like a hare.

Hark (v. i.) To listen; to hearken.

Harken (v. t. & i.) To hearken.

Harl (n.) A filamentous substance; especially, the filaments of flax or hemp.

Harl (n.) A barb, or barbs, of a fine large feather, as of a peacock or ostrich, -- used in dressing artificial flies.

Harle (n.) The red-breasted merganser.

Harlech group () A minor subdivision at the base of the Cambrian system in Wales.

Harlequin (n.) A buffoon, dressed in party-colored clothes, who plays tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or an audience; a merry-andrew; originally, a droll rogue of Italian comedy.

Harlequin (n. i.) To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.

Harlequin (v. t.) Toremove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.

Harlequinade (n.) A play or part of play in which the harlequin is conspicuous; the part of a harlequin.

Harlock (n.) Probably a corruption either of charlock or hardock.

Harlot (n.) A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.

Harlot (n.) A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.

Harlot (n.) A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.

Harlot (a.) Wanton; lewd; low; base.

Harlot (v. i.) To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.

Harlotize (v. i.) To harlot.

Harlotry (n.) Ribaldry; buffoonery; a ribald story.

Harlotry (n.) The trade or practice of prostitution; habitual or customary lewdness.

Harlotry (n.) Anything meretricious; as, harlotry in art.

Harlotry (n.) A harlot; a strumpet; a baggage.

Harm (n.) Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.

Harm (n.) That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

Harmed (imp. & p. p.) of Harm

Harming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harm

Harm (n.) To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.

Harmaline (n.) An alkaloid found in the plant Peganum harmala. It forms bitter, yellow salts.

Harmattan (n.) A dry, hot wind, prevailing on the Atlantic coast of Africa, in December, January, and February, blowing from the interior or Sahara. It is usually accompanied by a haze which obscures the sun.

Harmel (n.) A kind of rue (Ruta sylvestris) growing in India. At Lahore the seeds are used medicinally and for fumigation.

Harmful (a.) Full of harm; injurious; hurtful; mischievous.

Harmine (n.) An alkaloid accompanying harmaline (in the Peganum harmala), and obtained from it by oxidation. It is a white crystalline substance.

Harmless (a.) Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless.

Harmless (a.) Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive.

Harmonic (a.) Alt. of Harmonical

Harmonical (a.) Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds.

Harmonical (a.) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body.

Harmonical (a.) Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines. motions, and the like.

Harmonic (n.) A musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics.

Harmonica (n.) A musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.

Harmonica (n.) A toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.

Har monically (adv.) In an harmonical manner; harmoniously.

Har monically (adv.) In respect to harmony, as distinguished from melody; as, a passage harmonically correct.

Har monically (adv.) In harmonical progression.

Harmonicon (n.) A small, flat, wind instrument of music, in which the notes are produced by the vibration of free metallic reeds.

Harmonics (n.) The doctrine or science of musical sounds.

Harmonics (n.) Secondary and less distinct tones which accompany any principal, and apparently simple, tone, as the octave, the twelfth, the fifteenth, and the seventeenth. The name is also applied to the artificial tones produced by a string or column of air, when the impulse given to it suffices only to make a part of the string or column vibrate; overtones.

Harmonious (a.) Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical.

Harmonious (a.) Acting together to a common end; agreeing in action or feeling; living in peace and friendship; as, an harmonious family.

Harmonious (a.) Vocally or musically concordant; agreeably consonant; symphonious.

Harmoniphon (n.) An obsolete wind instrument with a keyboard, in which the sound, which resembled the oboe, was produced by the vibration of thin metallic plates, acted upon by blowing through a tube.

Harmonist (n.) One who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of different authors, as of the four evangelists.

Harmonist (n.) One who understands the principles of harmony or is skillful in applying them in composition; a musical composer.

Harmonist (n.) Alt. of Harmonite

Harmonite (n.) One of a religious sect, founded in Wurtemburg in the last century, composed of followers of George Rapp, a weaver. They had all their property in common. In 1803, a portion of this sect settled in Pennsylvania and called the village thus established, Harmony.

Harmonium (n.) A musical instrument, resembling a small organ and especially designed for church music, in which the tones are produced by forcing air by means of a bellows so as to cause the vibration of free metallic reeds. It is now made with one or two keyboards, and has pedals and stops.

Harmonization (n.) The act of harmonizing.

Harmonized (imp. & p. p.) of Harmonize

Harmonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harmonize

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport; as, the parts of a mechanism harmonize.

Harmonize (v. i.) To be in peace and friendship, as individuals, families, or public organizations.

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in vocal or musical effect; to form a concord; as, the tones harmonize perfectly.

Harmonize (v. t.) To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.

Harmonize (v. t.) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.

Harmonizer (n.) One who harmonizes.

Harmonometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the harmonic relations of sounds. It is often a monochord furnished with movable bridges.

Harmonies (pl. ) of Harmony

Harmony (n.) The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.

Harmony (n.) Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.

Harmony (n.) A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels.

Harmony (n.) A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.

Harmony (n.) The science which treats of their construction and progression.

Harmony (n.) See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.

Harmost (n.) A governor or prefect appointed by the Spartans in the cities subjugated by them.

Harmotome (n.) A hydrous silicate of alumina and baryta, occurring usually in white cruciform crystals; cross-stone.

Harness (n.) Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.

Harness (n.) The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.

Harness (n.) The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.

Harnessed (imp. & p. p.) of Harness

Harnessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harness

Harness (v. t.) To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.

Harness (v. t.) Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.

Harness (v. t.) To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.

Harness cask () A tub lashed to a vessel's deck and containing salted provisions for daily use; -- called also harness tub.

Harnesser (n.) One who harnesses.

Harns (n. pl.) The brains.

Harp (n.) A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers.

Harp (n.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.

Harp (n.) A grain sieve.

Harped (imp. & p. p.) of Harp

Harping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harp

Harp (n.) To play on the harp.

Harp (n.) To dwell on or recur to a subject tediously or monotonously in speaking or in writing; to refer to something repeatedly or continually; -- usually with on or upon.

Harp (v. t.) To play on, as a harp; to play (a tune) on the harp; to develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.

Harpa (n.) A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.

Harpagon (n.) A grappling iron.

Harper (n.) A player on the harp; a minstrel.

Harper (n.) A brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp, -- formerly current in Ireland.

Harping (a.) Pertaining to the harp; as, harping symphonies.

Harping iron () A harpoon.

Harpings (n. pl.) The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem.

Harpist (n.) A player on the harp; a harper.

Harpoon (n.) A spear or javelin used to strike and kill large fish, as whales; a harping iron. It consists of a long shank, with a broad, fiat, triangular head, sharpened at both edges, and is thrown by hand, or discharged from a gun.

Harpooned (imp. & p. p.) of Harpoon

Harpooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harpoon

Harpoon (v. t.) To strike, catch, or kill with a harpoon.

Harpooneer (n.) An harpooner.

Harpooner (n.) One who throws the harpoon.

Harpress (n.) A female harper.

Harpsichon (n.) A harpsichord.

Harpsichord (n.) A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by the piano.

Harpies (pl. ) of Harpy

Harpy (n.) A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger. Some writers mention two, others three.

Harpy (n.) One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.

Harpy (n.) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).

Harpy (n.) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). It ranges from Texas to Brazil.

Harquebus (n.) Alt. of Harquebuse

Harquebuse (n.) A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, made in the second half of the 15th century. the barrel was about forty inches long. A form of the harquebus was subsequently called arquebus with matchlock.

Harrage (v. t.) To harass; to plunder from.

Harre (n.) A hinge.

Harridan (n.) A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.

Harrier (n.) One of a small breed of hounds, used for hunting hares.

Harrier (n.) One who harries.

Harrier (n.) One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals or birds, -- as the European marsh harrier (Circus aerunginosus), and the hen harrier (C. cyaneus).

Harrow (n.) An implement of agriculture, usually formed of pieces of timber or metal crossing each other, and set with iron or wooden teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, to stir the soil and make it fine, or to cover seed when sown.

Harrow (n.) An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow upside down, the frame being buried.

Harrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Harrow

Harrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harrow

Harrow (n.) To draw a harrow over, as for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed; as, to harrow land.

Harrow (n.) To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.

Harrow (interj.) Help! Halloo! An exclamation of distress; a call for succor;-the ancient Norman hue and cry.

Harrow (v. t.) To pillage; to harry; to oppress.

Harrower (n.) One who harrows.

Harrower (n.) One who harries.

Harried (imp. & p. p.) of Harry

Harrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harry

Harry (v. t.) To strip; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land.

Harry (v. t.) To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass.

Harry (v. i.) To make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste.

Harsh (a.) Rough; disagreeable; grating

Harsh (a.) disagreeable to the touch.

Harsh (a.) disagreeable to the taste.

Harsh (a.) disagreeable to the ear.

Harsh (a.) Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.

Harsh (a.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.

Harshly (adv.) In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely.

Harshness (n.) The quality or state of being harsh.

Harslet (n.) See Haslet.

Hart (n.) A stag; the male of the red deer. See the Note under Buck.

Hartbeest (n.) A large South African antelope (Alcelaphus caama), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white.

Harten (v. t.) To hearten; to encourage; to incite.

Hartford (n.) The Hartford grape, a variety of grape first raised at Hartford, Connecticut, from the Northern fox grape. Its large dark-colored berries ripen earlier than those of most other kinds.

Harts clover () Melilot or sweet clover. See Melilot.

Hart's-ear (n.) An Asiatic species of Cacalia (C. Kleinia), used medicinally in India.

Hartshorn (n.) The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.

Hartshorn (n.) Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.

Hart-tongue (n.) A common British fern (Scolopendrium vulgare), rare in America.

Hart-tongue (n.) A West Indian fern, the Polypodium Phyllitidis of Linnaeus. It is also found in Florida.

Hartwort (n.) A coarse umbelliferous plant of Europe (Tordylium maximum).

Harum-scarum (v. t.) Wild; giddy; flighty; rash; thoughtless.

Haruspication (n.) See Haruspicy.

Haruspice (n.) A diviner of ancient Rome. Same as Aruspice.

Haruspicy (n.) The art or practices of haruspices. See Aruspicy.

Harvest (n.) The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits, late summer or early autumn.

Harvest (n.) That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gath//ed; a crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.

Harvest (n.) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.

Harvested (imp. & p. p.) of Harvest

Harvesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harvest

Harvest (v. t.) To reap or gather, as any crop.

Harvester (n.) One who harvests; a machine for cutting and gathering grain; a reaper.

Harvester (n.) A harvesting ant.

Harvest-home (n.) The gathering and bringing home of the harvest; the time of harvest.

Harvest-home (n.) The song sung by reapers at the feast made at the close of the harvest; the feast itself.

Harvest-home (n.) A service of thanksgiving, at harvest time, in the Church of England and in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.

Harvest-home (n.) The opportunity of gathering treasure.

Harvesting () a. & n., from Harvest, v. t.

Harvestless (a.) Without harvest; lacking in crops; barren.

Harvestmen (pl. ) of Harvestman

Harvestman (n.) A man engaged in harvesting.

Harvestman (n.) See Daddy longlegs, 1.

Harvestry (n.) The act of harvesting; also, that which is harvested.

Hary (v. t.) To draw; to drag; to carry off by violence.

Has () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have.

Hasard (n.) Hazard.

Hase (v. t.) See Haze, v. t.

Hash (n.) That which is hashed or chopped up; meat and vegetables, especially such as have been already cooked, chopped into small pieces and mixed.

Hash (n.) A new mixture of old matter; a second preparation or exhibition.

Hashed (imp. & p. p.) of Hash

Hashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hash

Hash (n.) To /hop into small pieces; to mince and mix; as, to hash meat.

Hasheesh (n.) Alt. of Hashish

Hashish (n.) A slightly acrid gum resin produced by the common hemp (Cannabis saltiva), of the variety Indica, when cultivated in a warm climate; also, the tops of the plant, from which the resinous product is obtained. It is narcotic, and has long been used in the East for its intoxicating effect. See Bhang, and Ganja.

Hask (n.) A basket made of rushes or flags, as for carrying fish.

Haslet (n.) The edible viscera, as the heart, liver, etc., of a beast, esp. of a hog.

Hasp (n.) A clasp, especially a metal strap permanently fast at one end to a staple or pin, while the other passes over a staple, and is fastened by a padlock or a pin; also, a metallic hook for fastening a door.

Hasp (n.) A spindle to wind yarn, thread, or silk on.

Hasp (n.) An instrument for cutting the surface of grass land; a scarifier.

Hasped (imp. & p. p.) of Hasp

Hasping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hasp

Hasp (v. t.) To shut or fasten with a hasp.

Hassock (n.) A rank tuft of bog grass; a tussock.

Hassock (n.) A small stuffed cushion or footstool, for kneeling on in church, or for home use.

Hast () 2d pers. sing. pres. of. Have, contr. of havest.

Hastate (n.) Alt. of Hastated

Hastated (n.) Shaped like the head of a halberd; triangular, with the basal angles or lobes spreading; as, a hastate leaf.

Haste (n.) Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals.

Haste (n.) The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.

Hasted (imp. & p. p.) of Haste

Hasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haste

Haste (n.) To hasten; to hurry.

Hastened (imp. & p. p.) of Hasten

Hastening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hasten

Hasten (v. t.) To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.

Hasten (v. i.) To move celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.

Hastener (n.) One who hastens.

Hastener (n.) That which hastens; especially, a stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while roasting before it.

Hastif (a.) Hasty.

Hastile (a.) Same as Hastate.

Hastily (adv.) In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly.

Hastily (adv.) Without due reflection; precipitately; rashly.

Hastily (adv.) Passionately; impatiently.

Hastiness (n.) The quality or state of being hasty; haste; precipitation; rashness; quickness of temper.

Hastings (v.) Early fruit or vegetables; especially, early pease.

Hastings sands () The lower group of the Wealden formation; -- so called from its development around Hastings, in Sussex, England.

Hastive (n.) Forward; early; -- said of fruits.

Hasty (n.) Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty sketch.

Hasty (n.) Demanding haste or immediate action.

Hasty (n.) Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.

Hasty (n.) Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.

Hasty (n.) Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.

Hasty (n.) Forward; early; first ripe.

Hasty pudding () A thick batter pudding made of Indian meal stirred into boiling water; mush.

Hasty pudding () A batter or pudding made of flour or oatmeal, stirred into boiling water or milk.

Hat (a.) Hot.

Hat () sing. pres. of Hote to be called. Cf.

Hat (n.) A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.

Hatable (a.) Capable of being, or deserving to be, hated; odious; detestable.

Hatband (n.) A band round the crown of a hat; sometimes, a band of black cloth, crape, etc., worn as a badge of mourning.

Hatbox (n.) A box for a hat.

Hatched (imp. & p. p.) of Hatch

Hatching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hatch

Hatch (v. t.) To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.

Hatch (v. t.) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.

Hatch (v. t.) To produce, as young, from an egg or eggs by incubation, or by artificial heat; to produce young from (eggs); as, the young when hatched.

Hatch (v. t.) To contrive or plot; to form by meditation, and bring into being; to originate and produce; to concoct; as, to hatch mischief; to hatch heresy.

Hatch (v. i.) To produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.

Hatch (n.) The act of hatching.

Hatch (n.) Development; disclosure; discovery.

Hatch (n.) The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.

Hatch (n.) A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.

Hatch (n.) A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.

Hatch (n.) A flood gate; a a sluice gate.

Hatch (n.) A bedstead.

Hatch (n.) An opening in the deck of a vessel or floor of a warehouse which serves as a passageway or hoistway; a hatchway; also; a cover or door, or one of the covers used in closing such an opening.

Hatch (n.) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.

Hatch (v. t.) To close with a hatch or hatches.

Hatch-boat (n.) A vessel whose deck consists almost wholly of movable hatches; -- used mostly in the fisheries.

Hatchel (n.) An instrument with long iron teeth set in a board, for cleansing flax or hemp from the tow, hards, or coarse part; a kind of large comb; -- called also hackle and heckle.

Hatcheled (imp. & p. p.) of Hatchel

Hatchelled () of Hatchel

Hatcheling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hatchel

Hatchelling () of Hatchel

Hatchel (n.) To draw through the teeth of a hatchel, as flax or hemp, so as to separate the coarse and refuse parts from the fine, fibrous parts.

Hatchel (n.) To tease; to worry; to torment.

Hatcheler (n.) One who uses a hatchel.

Hatcher (n.) One who hatches, or that which hatches; a hatching apparatus; an incubator.

Hatcher (n.) One who contrives or originates; a plotter.

Hatchery (n.) A house for hatching fish, etc.

Hatchet (n.) A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.

Hatchet (n.) Specifically, a tomahawk.

Hatchettine (n.) Alt. of Hatchettite

Hatchettite (n.) Mineral t/ low; a waxy or spermaceti-like substance, commonly of a greenish yellow color.

Hatching (n.) A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each other at angles more or less acute; -- called also crosshatching.

Hatchment (n.) A sort of panel, upon which the arms of a deceased person are temporarily displayed, -- usually on the walls of his dwelling. It is lozenge-shaped or square, but is hung cornerwise. It is used in England as a means of giving public notification of the death of the deceased, his or her rank, whether married, widower, widow, etc. Called also achievement.

Hatchment (n.) A sword or other mark of the profession of arms; in general, a mark of dignity.

Hatchure (n.) Same as Hachure.

Hatchway (n.) A square or oblong opening in a deck or floor, affording passage from one deck or story to another; the entrance to a cellar.

Hated (imp. & p. p.) of Hate

Hating (p. pr. & pr. & vb. n.) of Hate

Hate (n.) To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy.

Hate (n.) To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted.

Hate (n.) To love less, relatively.

Hate (v.) Strong aversion coupled with desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; -- opposed to love.

Hateful (a.) Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent.

Hateful (a.) Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious.

Hatel (a.) Hateful; detestable.

Hater (n.) One who hates.

Hath (3d pers. sing. pres.) Has.

Hatless (a.) Having no hat.

Hatrack (n.) A hatstand; hattree.

Hatred (n.) Strong aversion; intense dislike; hate; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as evil.

Hatstand (n.) A stand of wood or iron, with hooks or pegs upon which to hang hats, etc.

Hatte () pres. & imp. sing. & pl. of Hote, to be called. See Hote.

Hatted (a.) Covered with a hat.

Hatter (v. t.) To tire or worry; -- out.

Hatter (n.) One who makes or sells hats.

Hatteria (n.) A New Zealand lizard, which, in anatomical character, differs widely from all other existing lizards. It is the only living representative of the order Rhynchocephala, of which many Mesozoic fossil species are known; -- called also Sphenodon, and Tuatera.

Hatting (n.) The business of making hats; also, stuff for hats.

Hatti-sherif (n.) A irrevocable Turkish decree countersigned by the sultan.

Hattree (n.) A hatstand.

Haubergeon (n.) See Habergeon.

Hauberk (v. t.) A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is often used synonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon.

Hauerite (n.) Native sulphide of manganese a reddish brown or brownish black mineral.

Haugh (n.) A low-lying meadow by the side of a river.

Haught (a.) High; elevated; hence, haughty; proud.

Haughtily (adv.) In a haughty manner; arrogantly.

Haughtiness (n.) The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.

Haughty (superl.) High; lofty; bold.

Haughty (superl.) Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing.

Haughty (superl.) Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.

Hauled (imp. & p. p.) of Haul

Hauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haul

Haul (v. t.) To pull or draw with force; to drag.

Haul (v. t.) To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill.

Haul (v. i.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t.

Haul (v. t.) To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.

Haul (n.) A pulling with force; a violent pull.

Haul (n.) A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul.

Haul (n.) That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.

Haul (n.) Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul.

Haul (n.) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.

Haulage (n.) Act of hauling; as, the haulage of cars by an engine; charge for hauling.

Hauler (n.) One who hauls.

Haulm (n.) The denuded stems or stalks of such crops as buckwheat and the cereal grains, beans, etc.; straw.

Haulm (n.) A part of a harness; a hame.

Hauls (n.) See Hals.

Haulse (v.) See Halse.

Hault (a.) Lofty; haughty.

Haum (n.) See Haulm, stalk.

Haunce (v. t.) To enhance.

Haunch (n.) The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.

Haunch (n.) Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison.

Haunched (a.) Having haunches.

Haunted (imp. & p. p.) of Haunt

Haunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haunt

Haunt (v. t.) To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.

Haunt (v. t.) To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition.

Haunt (v. t.) To practice; to devote one's self to.

Haunt (v. t.) To accustom; to habituate.

Haunt (v. i.) To persist in staying or visiting.

Haunt (n.) A place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts.

Haunt (n.) The habit of resorting to a place.

Haunt (n.) Practice; skill.

Haunted (a.) Inhabited by, or subject to the visits of, apparitions; frequented by a ghost.

Haunter (n.) One who, or that which, haunts.

Haurient (a.) In pale, with the head in chief; -- said of the figure of a fish, as if rising for air.

Hausen (n.) A large sturgeon (Acipenser huso) from the region of the Black Sea. It is sometimes twelve feet long.

Hausse (n.) A kind of graduated breech sight for a small arm, or a cannon.

Haustellata (n. pl.) An artificial division of insects, including all those with a sucking proboscis.

Haustellate (a.) Provided with a haustellum, or sucking proboscis.

Haustellate (n.) One of the Haustellata.

Haustella (pl. ) of Haustellum

Haustellum (n.) The sucking proboscis of various insects. See Lepidoptera, and Diptera.

Haustoria (pl. ) of Haustorium

Haustorium (n.) One of the suckerlike rootlets of such plants as the dodder and ivy.

Haut (a.) Haughty.

Hautboy (n.) A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone. Now more commonly called oboe. See Illust. of Oboe.

Hautboy (n.) A sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior).

Hautboyist (n.) A player on the hautboy.

Hautein (a.) Haughty; proud.

Hautein (a.) High; -- said of the voice or flight of birds.

Hauteur (n.) Haughty manner or spirit; haughtiness; pride; arrogance.

Hautgout (n.) High relish or flavor; high seasoning.

Hautpas (n.) A raised part of the floor of a large room; a platform for a raised table or throne. See Dais.

Hauynite (n.) A blue isometric mineral, characteristic of some volcani/ rocks. It is a silicate of alumina, lime, and soda, with sulphate of lime.

Havana (a.) Of or pertaining to Havana, the capital of the island of Cuba; as, an Havana cigar

Havana (n.) An Havana cigar.

Havanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Havana, in Cuba.

Havanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant, or the people, of Havana.

Had (imp. & p. p.) of Have

Having (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Have

have (Indic. present) of Have

hast () of Have

has () of Have

have () of Have

Have (v. t.) To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.

Have (v. t.) To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.

Have (v. t.) To accept possession of; to take or accept.

Have (v. t.) To get possession of; to obtain; to get.

Have (v. t.) To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.

Have (v. t.) To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.

Have (v. t.) To hold, regard, or esteem.

Have (v. t.) To cause or force to go; to take.

Have (v. t.) To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.

Have (v. t.) To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.

Have (v. t.) To understand.

Have (v. t.) To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.

Haveless (a.) Having little or nothing.

Havelock (n.) A light cloth covering for the head and neck, used by soldiers as a protection from sunstroke.

Haven (n.) A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.

Haven (n.) A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.

Haven (v. t.) To shelter, as in a haven.

Havenage (n.) Harbor dues; port dues.

Havened (p. a.) Sheltered in a haven.

Havener (n.) A harbor master.

Haver (n.) A possessor; a holder.

Haver (n.) The oat; oats.

Haver (v. i.) To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter.

Haversack (n.) A bag for oats or oatmeal.

Haversack (n.) A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack.

Haversack (n.) A gunner's case or bag used carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading.

Haversian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Clopton Havers, an English physician of the seventeenth century.

Havildar (n.) In the British Indian armies, a noncommissioned officer of native soldiers, corresponding to a sergeant.

Having (n.) Possession; goods; estate.

Havior (n.) Behavior; demeanor.

Havoc (n.) Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste.

Havoc (v. t.) To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.

Havoc (n.) A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.

Haw (n.) A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard.

Haw (n.) The fruit of the hawthorn.

Haw (n.) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

Haw (n.) An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made.

Haw (v. i.) To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation.

Hawed (imp. & p. p.) of Haw

Hawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haw

Haw (v. i.) To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee.

Haw (v. t.) To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.

Hawaiian (a.) Belonging to Hawaii or the Sandwich Islands, or to the people of Hawaii.

Hawaiian (n.) A native of Hawaii.

Hawebake (n.) Probably, the baked berry of the hawthorn tree, that is, coarse fare. See 1st Haw, 2.

Hawfinch (n.) The common European grosbeak (Coccothraustes vulgaris); -- called also cherry finch, and coble.

Haw-haw (n.) See Ha-ha.

Hawhaw (v. i.) To laugh boisterously.

Hawk (n.) One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconidae. They differ from the true falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.

Hawked (imp. & p. p.) of Hawk

Hawking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hawk

Hawk (v. i.) To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.

Hawk (v. i.) To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.

Hawk (v. i.) To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances.

Hawk (v. t.) To raise by hawking, as phlegm.

Hawk (n.) An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.

Hawk (v. t.) To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.

Hawk (n.) A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.

Hawkbill (n.) A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.

Hawkbit (n.) The fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnale).

Hawked (a.) Curved like a hawk's bill; crooked.

Hawker (n.) One who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a packman.

Hawker (v. i.) To sell goods by outcry in the street.

Hawker (n.) A falconer.

Hawkey (n.) See Hockey.

Hawk-eyed (a.) Having a keen eye; sharpsighted; discerning.

Hawk moth () Any moth of the family Sphingidae, of which there are numerous genera and species. They are large, handsome moths, which fly mostly at twilight and hover about flowers like a humming bird, sucking the honey by means of a long, slender proboscis. The larvae are large, hairless caterpillars ornamented with green and other bright colors, and often with a caudal spine. See Sphinx, also Tobacco worm, and Tomato worm.

Hawkweed (n.) A plant of the genus Hieracium; -- so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision.

Hawkweed (n.) A plant of the genus Senecio (S. hieracifolius).

Hawm (n.) See Haulm, straw.

Hawm (v. i.) To lounge; to loiter.

Hawse (n.) A hawse hole.

Hawse (n.) The situation of the cables when a vessel is moored with two anchors, one on the starboard, the other on the port bow.

Hawse (n.) The distance ahead to which the cables usually extend; as, the ship has a clear or open hawse, or a foul hawse; to anchor in our hawse, or athwart hawse.

Hawse (n.) That part of a vessel's bow in which are the hawse holes for the cables.

Hawser (n.) A large rope made of three strands each containing many yarns.

Hawser-laid (a.) Made in the manner of a hawser. Cf. Cable-laid, and see Illust. of Cordage.

Hawthorn (n.) A thorny shrub or tree (the Crataegus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike, fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Crataegus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.

Hay (n.) A hedge.

Hay (n.) A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit.

Hay (v. i.) To lay snares for rabbits.

Hay (n.) Grass cut and cured for fodder.

Hay (v. i.) To cut and cure grass for hay.

Haybird (n.) The European spotted flycatcher.

Haybird (n.) The European blackcap.

Haybote (n.) An allowance of wood to a tenant for repairing his hedges or fences; hedgebote. See Bote.

Haycock (n.) A conical pile or hear of hay in the field.

Hay-cutter (n.) A machine in which hay is chopped short, as fodder for cattle.

Hayfield (n.) A field where grass for hay has been cut; a meadow.

Hayfork (n.) A fork for pitching and tedding hay.

Hayloft (n.) A loft or scaffold for hay.

Haymaker (n.) One who cuts and cures hay.

Haymaker (n.) A machine for curing hay in rainy weather.

Haymaking (n.) The operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay.

Haymow (n.) A mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.

Haymow (n.) The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

Hayrack (n.) A frame mounted on the running gear of a wagon, and used in hauling hay, straw, sheaves, etc.; -- called also hay rigging.

Hayrake (n.) A rake for collecting hay; especially, a large rake drawn by a horse or horses.

Hayrick (n.) A heap or pile of hay, usually covered with thatch for preservation in the open air.

Haystack (n.) A stack or conical pile of hay in the open air.

Haystalk (n.) A stalk of hay.

Haythorn (n.) Hawthorn.

Haytian (a.) Of pertaining to Hayti.

Haytian (n.) A native of Hayti.

Hayward (n.) An officer who is appointed to guard hedges, and to keep cattle from breaking or cropping them, and whose further duty it is to impound animals found running at large.

Hazard (n.) A game of chance played with dice.

Hazard (n.) The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.

Hazard (n.) Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.

Hazard (n.) Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).

Hazard (n.) Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.

Hazarded (imp. & p. p.) of Hazard

Hazarding (p. pr. & vb. /) of Hazard

Hazard (n.) To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.

Hazard (n.) To venture to incur, or bring on.

Hazard (v. i.) To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.

Hazardable (a.) Liable to hazard or chance; uncertain; risky.

Hazardable (a.) Such as can be hazarded or risked.

Hazarder (n.) A player at the game of hazard; a gamester.

Hazarder (n.) One who hazards or ventures.

Hazardize (n.) A hazardous attempt or situation; hazard.

Hazardous (a.) Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky.

Hazardry (n.) Playing at hazard; gaming; gambling.

Hazardry (n.) Rashness; temerity.

Haze (n.) Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness.

Haze (v. i.) To be hazy, or tick with haze.

Hazed (imp. & p. p.) of Haze

Hazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haze

Haze (v. t.) To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.

Haze (v. t.) To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.

Hazel (n.) A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the C. avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are C. Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and C. rostrata. See Filbert.

Hazel (n.) A miner's name for freestone.

Hazel (a.) Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand.

Hazel (a.) Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut.

Hazeless (a.) Destitute of haze.

Hazelly (a.) Of the color of the hazelnut; of a light brown.

Hazelnut (n.) The nut of the hazel.

Hazelwort (n.) The asarabacca.

Hazily (adv.) In a hazy manner; mistily; obscurely; confusedly.

Haziness (n.) The quality or state of being hazy.

Hazle (v. t.) To make dry; to dry.

Hazy (n.) Thick with haze; somewhat obscured with haze; not clear or transparent.

Hazy (n.) Obscure; confused; not clear; as, a hazy argument; a hazy intellect.

Iamatology (n.) Materia Medica; that branch of therapeutics which treats of remedies.

Iamb (n.) An iambus or iambic.

Iambic (a.) Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.

Iambic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus.

Iambic (n.) An iambic foot; an iambus.

Iambic (n.) A verse composed of iambic feet.

Iambic (n.) A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.

Iambical (a.) Iambic.

Iambically (adv.) In a iambic manner; after the manner of iambics.

Iambize (v. t.) To satirize in iambics; to lampoon.

Iambi (pl. ) of Iambus

Iambuses (pl. ) of Iambus

Iambus (n.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in /mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.

Ianthinae (pl. ) of Ianthina

Ianthinas (pl. ) of Ianthina

Ianthina (n.) Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell, and violet snail.

Iatraliptic (a.) Treating diseases by anointing and friction; as, the iatraliptic method.

Iatric (a.) Alt. of Iatrical

Iatrical (a.) Of or pertaining to medicine, or to medical men.

Iatrochemical (a.) Of or pertaining to iatrochemistry, or to the iatrochemists.

Iatrochemist (n.) A physician who explained or treated diseases upon chemical principles; one who practiced iatrochemistry.

Iatrochemistry (n.) Chemistry applied to, or used in, medicine; -- used especially with reference to the doctrines in the school of physicians in Flanders, in the 17th century, who held that health depends upon the proper chemical relations of the fluids of the body, and who endeavored to explain the conditions of health or disease by chemical principles.

Iatromathematical (a.) Of or pertaining to iatromathematicians or their doctrine.

Iatromathematician (n.) One of a school of physicians in Italy, about the middle of the 17th century, who tried to apply the laws of mechanics and mathematics to the human body, and hence were eager student of anatomy; -- opposed to the iatrochemists.

Jaal goat () A species of wild goat (Capra Nubiana) found in the mountains of Abyssinia, Upper Egypt, and Arabia; -- called also beden, and jaela.

Jab (v. t.) To thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t.

Jab (n.) A thrust or stab.

Jabbered (imp. & p. p.) of Jabber

Jabbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jabber

Jabber (v. i.) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.

Jabber (v. t.) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble; as, to jabber French.

Jabber (n.) Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.

Jabber (n.) One who jabbers.

Jabberingly (adv.) In a jabbering manner.

Jabberment (n.) Jabber.

Jabbernowl (n.) Same as Jobbernowl.

Jabiru (n.) One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.

Jaborandi (n.) The native name of a South American rutaceous shrub (Pilocarpus pennatifolius). The leaves are used in medicine as an diaphoretic and sialogogue.

Jaborine (n.) An alkaloid found in jaborandi leaves, from which it is extracted as a white amorphous substance. In its action it resembles atropine.

Jabot (n.) Originally, a kind of ruffle worn by men on the bosom of the shirt.

Jabot (n.) An arrangement of lace or tulle, looped ornamentally, and worn by women on the front of the dress.

Jacamar (n.) Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.

Jacana (n.) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus Jacana and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also surgeon bird.

Jacaranda (n.) The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood.

Jacaranda (n.) A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.

Jacare (n.) A cayman. See Yacare.

Jacchus (n.) The common marmoset (Hapale vulgaris). Formerly, the name was also applied to other species of the same genus.

Jacconet (n.) See Jaconet.

Jacent (a.) Lying at length; as, the jacent posture.

Jacinth (n.) See Hyacinth.

Jack (n.) A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow.

Jack (n.) A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.

Jack (n.) An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic.

Jack (n.) A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.

Jack (n.) A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine, rendering convenient service, and often supplying the place of a boy or attendant who was commonly called Jack

Jack (n.) A device to pull off boots.

Jack (n.) A sawhorse or sawbuck.

Jack (n.) A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack.

Jack (n.) A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.

Jack (n.) A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles.

Jack (n.) A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box.

Jack (n.) A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.

Jack (n.) A compact, portable machine for planing metal.

Jack (n.) A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.

Jack (n.) A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.

Jack (n.) A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.

Jack (n.) In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; -- called also hopper.

Jack (n.) In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.

Jack (n.) A portable machine variously constructed, for exerting great pressure, or lifting or moving a heavy body through a small distance. It consists of a lever, screw, rack and pinion, hydraulic press, or any simple combination of mechanical powers, working in a compact pedestal or support and operated by a lever, crank, capstan bar, etc. The name is often given to a jackscrew, which is a kind of jack.

Jack (n.) The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls.

Jack (n.) The male of certain animals, as of the ass.

Jack (n.) A young pike; a pickerel.

Jack (n.) The jurel.

Jack (n.) A large, California rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); -- called also boccaccio, and merou.

Jack (n.) The wall-eyed pike.

Jack (n.) A drinking measure holding half a pint; also, one holding a quarter of a pint.

Jack (n.) A flag, containing only the union, without the fly, usually hoisted on a jack staff at the bowsprit cap; -- called also union jack. The American jack is a small blue flag, with a star for each State.

Jack (n.) A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; -- called also jack crosstree.

Jack (n.) The knave of a suit of playing cards.

Jack (n.) A coarse and cheap mediaeval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather.

Jack (n.) A pitcher or can of waxed leather; -- called also black jack.

Jack (v. i.) To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n.

Jack (v. t.) To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5.

Jack-a-dandy (n.) A little dandy; a little, foppish, impertinent fellow.

Jackal (n.) Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling.

Jackal (n.) One who does mean work for another's advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated.

Jack-a-lent (n.) A small stuffed puppet to be pelted in Lent; hence, a simple fellow.

Jackanapes (n.) A monkey; an ape.

Jackanapes (n.) A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow.

Jackass (n.) The male ass; a donkey.

Jackass (n.) A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.

Jackdaw (n.) See Daw, n.

Jackeen (n.) A drunken, dissolute fellow.

Jacket (n.) A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.

Jacket (n.) An outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc.

Jacket (n.) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.

Jacket (n.) A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also cork jacket.

Jacket (v. t.) To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.

Jacket (v. t.) To thrash; to beat.

Jacketed (a.) Wearing, or furnished with, a jacket.

Jacketing (n.) The material of a jacket; as, nonconducting jacketing.

Jack Ketch () A public executioner, or hangman.

Jackknife (n.) A large, strong clasp knife for the pocket; a pocket knife.

Jackmen (pl. ) of Jackman

Jackman (n.) One wearing a jack; a horse soldier; a retainer. See 3d Jack, n.

Jackman (n.) A cream cheese.

Jack-o'-lantern (n.) See Jack-with-a-lantern, under 2d Jack.

Jackpudding (n.) A merry-andrew; a buffoon.

Jacksaw (n.) The merganser.

Jackscrew (n.) A jack in which a screw is used for lifting, or exerting pressure. See Illust. of 2d Jack, n., 5.

Jackslave (n.) A low servant; a mean fellow.

Jacksmith (n.) A smith who makes jacks. See 2d Jack, 4, c.

Jacksnipe (n.) A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); -- called also judcock, jedcock, juddock, jed, and half snipe.

Jacksnipe (n.) A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.

Jackstay (n.) A rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened.

Jackstone (n.) One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.

Jackstone (n.) A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck.

Jackstraw (n.) An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence.

Jackstraw (n.) One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin.

Jackwood (n.) Wood of the jack (Artocarpus integrifolia), used in cabinetwork.

Jacob (n.) A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); -- also called Israel.

Jacobaean lily () A bulbous plant (Amaryllis, / Sprekelia, formosissima) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower.

Jacobean (a.) Alt. of Jacobian

Jacobian (a.) Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration in the time of James the First, of England.

Jacobin (n.) A Dominican friar; -- so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

Jacobin (n.) One of a society of violent agitators in France, during the revolution of 1789, who held secret meetings in the Jacobin convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, and concerted measures to control the proceedings of the National Assembly. Hence: A plotter against an existing government; a turbulent demagogue.

Jacobin (n.) A fancy pigeon, in which the feathers of the neck form a hood, -- whence the name. The wings and tail are long, and the beak moderately short.

Jacobin (a.) Same as Jacobinic.

Jacobine (n.) A Jacobin.

Jacobinic (a.) Alt. of Jacobinical

Jacobinical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobins of France; revolutionary; of the nature of, or characterized by, Jacobinism.

Jacobinism (n.) The principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government.

Jacobinized (imp. & p. p.) of Jacobinize

Jacobinizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jacobinize

Jacobinize (v. t.) To taint with, or convert to, Jacobinism.

Jacobite (n.) A partisan or adherent of James the Second, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer of the revolution in 1688 in favor of William and Mary.

Jacobite (n.) One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradaeus, its leader in the sixth century.

Jacobite (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.

Jacobitic (a.) Alt. of Jacobitical

Jacobitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobites; characterized by Jacobitism.

Jacobitism (n.) The principles of the Jacobites.

Jacobuses (pl. ) of Jacobus

Jacobus (n.) An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.

Jaconet (n.) A thin cotton fabric, between and muslin, used for dresses, neckcloths, etc.

Jacquard (a.) Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834.

Jacqueminot (n.) A half-hardy, deep crimson rose of the remontant class; -- so named after General Jacqueminot, of France.

Jacquerie (n.) The name given to a revolt of French peasants against the nobles in 1358, the leader assuming the contemptuous title, Jacques Bonhomme, given by the nobles to the peasantry. Hence, any revolt of peasants.

Jactancy (n.) A boasting; a bragging.

Jactation (n.) A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation.

Jactitation (n.) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim.

Jactitation (n.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium.

Jaculable (a.) Fit for throwing.

Jaculated (imp. & p. p.) of Jaculate

Jaculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jaculate

Jaculate (v. t.) To throw or cast, as a dart; to throw out; to emit.

Jaculation (n.) The act of tossing, throwing, or hurling, as spears.

Jaculator () One who throws or casts.

Jaculator () The archer fish (Toxotes jaculator).

Jaculatory (a.) Darting or throwing out suddenly; also, suddenly thrown out; uttered in short sentences; ejaculatory; as, jaculatory prayers.

Jadding (n.) See Holing.

Jade (n.) A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp. in Eastern countries and among many early peoples.

Jade (n.) A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag.

Jade (n.) A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man.

Jade (n.) A young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight contempt.

Jaded (imp. & p. p.) of Jade

Jading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jade

Jade (v. t.) To treat like a jade; to spurn.

Jade (v. t.) To make ridiculous and contemptible.

Jade (v. t.) To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass.

Jade (v. i.) To become weary; to lose spirit.

Jadeite (n.) See Jade, the stone.

Jadery (n.) The tricks of a jade.

Jadish (a.) Vicious; ill-tempered; resembling a jade; -- applied to a horse.

Jadish (a.) Unchaste; -- applied to a woman.

Jaeger (n.) See Jager.

Jag (n.) A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation.

Jag (n.) A part broken off; a fragment.

Jag (n.) A cleft or division.

Jagged (imp. & p. p.) of Jag

Jagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jag

Jag (v. t.) To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.

Jag (n.) A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore.

Jag (v. t.) To carry, as a load; as, to jag hay, etc.

Jaganatha (n.) Alt. of Jaganatha

Jaganatha (n.) See Juggernaut.

Jager (n.) A sharpshooter. See Yager.

Jager (n.) Any species of gull of the genus Stercorarius. Three species occur on the Atlantic coast. The jagers pursue other species of gulls and force them to disgorge their prey. The two middle tail feathers are usually decidedly longer than the rest. Called also boatswain, and marline-spike bird. The name is also applied to the skua, or Arctic gull (Megalestris skua).

Jagg (v. t. & n.) See Jag.

Jagged (a.) Having jags; having rough, sharp notches, protuberances, or teeth; cleft; laciniate; divided; as, jagged rocks.

Jagger (n.) One who carries about a small load; a peddler. See 2d Jag.

Jagger (n.) One who, or that which, jags; specifically: (a) jagging iron used for crimping pies, cakes, etc. (b) A toothed chisel. See Jag, v. t.

Jaggery (n.) Raw palm sugar, made in the East Indies by evaporating the fresh juice of several kinds of palm trees, but specifically that of the palmyra (Borassus flabelliformis).

Jaggy (a.) Having jags; set with teeth; notched; uneven; as, jaggy teeth.

Jaghir (n.) A village or district the government and revenues of which are assigned to some person, usually in consideration of some service to be rendered, esp. the maintenance of troops.

Jaghirdar (n.) The holder of a jaghir.

Jagua palm () A great Brazilian palm (Maximiliana regia), having immense spathes which are used for baskets and tubs.

Jaguar (n.) A large and powerful feline animal (Felis onca), ranging from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It is usually brownish yellow, with large, dark, somewhat angular rings, each generally inclosing one or two dark spots. It is chiefly arboreal in its habits. Called also the American tiger.

Jaguarondi (n.) A South American wild cat (Felis jaguarondi), having a long, slim body and very short legs. Its color is grayish brown, varied with a blackish hue. It is arboreal in its habits and feeds mostly on birds.

Jah (n.) Jehovah.

Jail (n.) A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.

Jail (v. t.) To imprison.

Jailer (n.) The keeper of a jail or prison.

Jain (n.) Alt. of Jaina

Jaina (n.) One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.

Jainism (n.) The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each.

Jairou (n.) The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.

Jak (n.) see Ils Jack.

Jakes (n.) A privy.

Jakie (n.) A South American striped frog (Pseudis paradoxa), remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.

Jako (n.) An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also gray parrot.

Jakwood (n.) See Jackwood.

Jalap (n.) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.

Jalapic (a.) Of or pertaining to jalap.

Jalapin (n.) A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.

Jalons (n. pl.) Long poles, topped with wisps of straw, used as landmarks and signals.

Jalousie (n.) A Venetian or slatted inside window blind.

Jalousied (a.) Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.

Jam (n.) A kind of frock for children.

Jam (n.) See Jamb.

Jammed (imp. & p. p.) of Jam

Jamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jam

Jam (v. t.) To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.

Jam (v. t.) To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.

Jam (v. t.) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.

Jam (n.) A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.

Jam (n.) An injury caused by jamming.

Jam (n.) A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.

Jamacina (n.) Jamaicine.

Jamadar (n.) Same as Jemidar.

Jamaica (n.) One of the West India is islands.

Jamaican (a.) Of or pertaining to Jamaica.

Jamaican (n.) A native or inhabitant of Jamaica.

Jamaicine (n.) An alkaloid said to be contained in the bark of Geoffroya inermis, a leguminous tree growing in Jamaica and Surinam; -- called also jamacina.

Jamb (n.) The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.

Jamb (n.) Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.

Jamb (v. t.) See Jam, v. t.

Jambee (n.) A fashionable cane.

Jambes (n.) Alt. of Jambeux

Jambeux (n.) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees.

Jambolana (n.) A myrtaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical America (Calyptranthes Jambolana), with astringent bark, used for dyeing. It bears an edible fruit.

Jamdani (n.) A silk fabric, with a woven pattern of sprigs of flowers.

Jamesonite (n.) A steel-gray mineral, of metallic luster, commonly fibrous massive. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead, with a little iron.

James's powder () Antimonial powder, first prepared by Dr. James, ar English physician; -- called also fever powder.

Jamestown weed () The poisonous thorn apple or stramonium (Datura stramonium), a rank weed early noticed at Jamestown, Virginia. See Datura.

Jan (n.) One of intermediate order between angels and men.

Jane (n.) A coin of Genoa; any small coin.

Jane (n.) A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.

Jane-of-apes (n.) A silly, pert girl; -- corresponding to jackanapes.

Jangled (imp. & p. p.) of Jangle

Jangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jangle

Jangle (v. i.) To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.

Jangle (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.

Jangle (v. i.) To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.

Jangle (v. t.) To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.

Jangle (n.) Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.

Jangle (n.) Discordant sound; wrangling.

Jangler (n.) An idle talker; a babbler; a prater.

Jangler (n.) A wrangling, noisy fellow.

Jangleress (n.) A female prater or babbler.

Janglery (n.) Jangling.

Jangling (a.) Producing discordant sounds.

Jangling (n.) Idle babbling; vain disputation.

Jangling (n.) Wrangling; altercation.

Janissary (n.) See Janizary.

Janitor (n.) A door-keeper; a porter; one who has the care of a public building, or a building occupied for offices, suites of rooms, etc.

Janitress (n.) Alt. of Janitrix

Janitrix (n.) A female janitor.

Janizar (n.) A janizary.

Janizarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the janizaries, or their government.

Janizaries (pl. ) of Janizary

Janizary (n.) A soldier of a privileged military class, which formed the nucleus of the Turkish infantry, but was suppressed in 1826.

Janker (n.) A long pole on two wheels, used in hauling logs.

Jansenism (n.) The doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine grace.

Jansenist (n.) A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace.

Jant (v. i.) See Jaunt.

Janthina (n.) See Ianthina.

Jantily (adv.) See Jauntily.

Jantiness (n.) See Jauntiness.

Jantu (n.) A machine of great antiquity, used in Bengal for raising water to irrigate land.

Janty (a.) See Jaunty.

January (n.) The first month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Janus (n.) A Latin deity represented with two faces looking in opposite directions. Numa is said to have dedicated to Janus the covered passage at Rome, near the Forum, which is usually called the Temple of Janus. This passage was open in war and closed in peace.

Janus-faced (a.) Double-faced; deceitful.

Janus-headed (a.) Double-headed.

Japan (n.) Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.

Japan (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.

Japanned (imp. & p. p.) of Japan

Japanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Japan

Japan (v. t.) To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.

Japan (v. t.) To give a glossy black to, as shoes.

Japanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants.

Japanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.

Japanese (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the people of Japan.

Japanned (a.) Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.

Japanner (n.) One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in the art.

Japanner (n.) A bootblack.

Japanning (n.) The art or act of varnishing in the Japanese manner.

Japannish (a.) After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.

Jape (v. i.) To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.

Jape (v. t.) To mock; to trick.

Japer (n.) A jester; a buffoon.

Japery (n.) Jesting; buffoonery.

Japhethite (n.) A Japhetite.

Japhetic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; as, Japhetic nations, the nations of Europe and Northern Asia; Japhetic languages.

Japhetite (n.) A descendant of Japheth.

Japonica (n.) A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.

Jar (