Words whose second letter is E

Ae () Alt. of Ae

Ae () A diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. It answers to the Gr. ai. The Anglo-Saxon short ae was generally replaced by a, the long / by e or ee. In derivatives from Latin words with ae, it is mostly superseded by e. For most words found with this initial combination, the reader will therefore search under the letter E.

Aecidia (pl. ) of Aecidium

Aecidium (n.) A form of fruit in the cycle of development of the Rusts or Brands, an order of fungi, formerly considered independent plants.

Aedile (n.) A magistrate in ancient Rome, who had the superintendence of public buildings, highways, shows, etc.; hence, a municipal officer.

Aedileship (n.) The office of an aedile.

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

Aegicrania (n. pl.) Sculptured ornaments, used in classical architecture, representing rams' heads or skulls.

Aegilops (n.) An ulcer or fistula in the inner corner of the eye.

Aegilops (n.) The great wild-oat grass or other cornfield weed.

Aegilops (n.) A genus of plants, called also hardgrass.

Aegis (n.) A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A shield; a protection.

Aegophony (n.) Same as Egophony.

Aegrotat (n.) A medical certificate that a student is ill.

Aeneid (n.) The great epic poem of Virgil, of which the hero is Aeneas.

Aeneous (a.) Colored like bronze.

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

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

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

Aeolipile (n.) Alt. of Aeolipyle

Aeolipyle (n.) An apparatus consisting chiefly of a closed vessel (as a globe or cylinder) with one or more projecting bent tubes, through which steam is made to pass from the vessel, causing it to revolve.

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

Aeolotropy (n.) Difference of quality or property in different directions.

Aeolus (n.) The god of the winds.

Aeon (n.) A period of immeasurable duration; also, an emanation of the Deity. See Eon.

Aeonian (a.) Eternal; everlasting.

Aepyornis (n.) A gigantic bird found fossil in Madagascar.

Aerated (imp. & p. p.) of Aerate

Aerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aerate

Aerate (v. t.) To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air.

Aerate (v. t.) To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aerate soil; to aerate water.

Aerate (v. t.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.

Aeration (n.) Exposure to the free action of the air; airing; as, aeration of soil, of spawn, etc.

Aeration (n.) A change produced in the blood by exposure to the air in respiration; oxygenation of the blood in respiration; arterialization.

Aeration (n.) The act or preparation of charging with carbonic acid gas or with oxygen.

Aerator (n.) That which supplies with air; esp. an apparatus used for charging mineral waters with gas and in making soda water.

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

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

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

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

Aerial (a.) Light as air; ethereal.

Aeriality (n.) The state of being aerial; unsubstantiality.

Aerially (adv.) Like, or from, the air; in an aerial manner.

Aerie (n.) The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.

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

Aerification (n.) The act of combining air with another substance, or the state of being filled with air.

Aerification (n.) The act of becoming aerified, or of changing from a solid or liquid form into an aeriform state; the state of being aeriform.

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

Aerify (v. t.) To infuse air into; to combine air with.

Aerify (v. t.) To change into an aeriform state.

Aero- () The combining form of the Greek word meaning air.

Aerobies (n. pl.) Microorganisms which live in contact with the air and need oxygen for their growth; as the microbacteria which form on the surface of putrefactive fluids.

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

Aerocyst (n.) One of the air cells of algals.

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

Aerodynamics (n.) The science which treats of the air and other gaseous bodies under the action of force, and of their mechanical effects.

Aerognosy (n.) The science which treats of the properties of the air, and of the part it plays in nature.

Aerographer (n.) One versed in aeography: an aerologist.

Aerographic (a.) Alt. of Aerographical

Aerographical (a.) Pertaining to aerography; aerological.

Aerography (n.) A description of the air or atmosphere; aerology.

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

Aerolite (n.) A stone, or metallic mass, which has fallen to the earth from distant space; a meteorite; a meteoric stone.

Aerolith (n.) Same as A/rolite.

Aerolithology (n.) The science of aerolites.

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

Aerologic (a.) Alt. of Aerological

Aerological (a.) Of or pertaining to aerology.

Aerologist (n.) One versed in aerology.

Aerology (n.) That department of physics which treats of the atmosphere.

Aeromancy (n.) Divination from the state of the air or from atmospheric substances; also, forecasting changes in the weather.

Aerometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight or density of air and gases.

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

Aerometry (n.) The science of measuring the air, including the doctrine of its pressure, elasticity, rarefaction, and condensation; pneumatics.

Aeronaut (n.) An aerial navigator; a balloonist.

Aeronautic (a.) Alt. of Aeronautical

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

Aeronautics (n.) The science or art of ascending and sailing in the air, as by means of a balloon; aerial navigation; ballooning.

Aerophobia (n.) Alt. of Aerophoby

Aerophoby (n.) Dread of a current of air.

Aerophyte (n.) A plant growing entirely in the air, and receiving its nourishment from it; an air plant or epiphyte.

Aeroplane (n.) A flying machine, or a small plane for experiments on flying, which floats in the air only when propelled through it.

Aeroscope (n.) An apparatus designed for collecting spores, germs, bacteria, etc., suspended in the air.

Aeroscopy (n.) The observation of the state and variations of the atmosphere.

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

Aerosiderite (n.) A mass of meteoric iron.

Aerosphere (n.) The atmosphere.

Aerostat (n.) A balloon.

Aerostat (n.) A balloonist; an aeronaut.

Aerostatic (a.) Alt. of Aerostatical

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

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

Aerostatics (n.) The science that treats of the equilibrium of elastic fluids, or that of bodies sustained in them. Hence it includes aeronautics.

Aerostation (n.) Aerial navigation; the art of raising and guiding balloons in the air.

Aerostation (n.) The science of weighing air; aerostatics.

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

Aerugo (n.) The rust of any metal, esp. of brass or copper; verdigris.

Aery (n.) An aerie.

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

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

Aesculapius (n.) The god of medicine. Hence, a physician.

Aesculin (n.) Same as Esculin.

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

Aesopic (a.) Alt. of Esopic

Esopic (a.) Same as Aesopian.

Aesthesia (n.) Perception by the senses; feeling; -- the opposite of anaesthesia.

Aesthesiometer (n.) Alt. of Esthesiometer

Esthesiometer (n.) An instrument to measure the degree of sensation, by determining at how short a distance two impressions upon the skin can be distinguished, and thus to determine whether the condition of tactile sensibility is normal or altered.

Aesthesis (n.) Sensuous perception.

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

Aesthete (n.) One who makes much or overmuch of aesthetics.

Aesthetic (a.) Alt. of Aesthetical

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

Aesthetican (n.) One versed in aesthetics.

Aestheticism (n.) The doctrine of aesthetics; aesthetic principles; devotion to the beautiful in nature and art.

Aesthetics (n.) Alt. of Esthetics

Esthetics (n.) The theory or philosophy of taste; the science of the beautiful in nature and art; esp. that which treats of the expression and embodiment of beauty by art.

Aestho-physiology (n.) The science of sensation in relation to nervous action.

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

Aestivate (v. i.) To spend the summer.

Aestivate (v. i.) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.

Aestivation (n.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; -- opposed to hibernation.

Aestivation (n.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding, overlapping, etc.; prefloration.

Aestuary (n. & a.) See Estuary.

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

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

Aether (n.) See Ether.

Aethiops mineral () Same as Ethiops mineral.

Aethogen (n.) A compound of nitrogen and boro/, which, when heated before the blowpipe, gives a brilliant phosphorescent; boric nitride.

Aethrioscope (n.) An instrument consisting in part of a differential thermometer. It is used for measuring changes of temperature produced by different conditions of the sky, as when clear or clouded.

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

Aetiology (n.) The science, doctrine, or demonstration of causes; esp., the investigation of the causes of any disease; the science of the origin and development of things.

Aetiology (n.) The assignment of a cause.

Aetites (n.) See Eaglestone.

Been (p. p.) of Be

Being (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Be

Be (v. i.) To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have ex/stence.

Be (v. i.) To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man.

Be (v. i.) To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.

Be (v. i.) To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.

Be- () A prefix, originally the same word as by;

Be- () To intensify the meaning; as, bespatter, bestir.

Be- () To render an intransitive verb transitive; as, befall (to fall upon); bespeak (to speak for).

Be- () To make the action of a verb particular or definite; as, beget (to get as offspring); beset (to set around).

Beaches (pl. ) of Beach

Beach (n.) Pebbles, collectively; shingle.

Beach (n.) The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.

Beached (imp. & p. p.) of Beach

Beaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beach

Beach (v. t.) To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.

Beach comber () A long, curling wave rolling in from the ocean. See Comber.

Beached (p. p. & a.) Bordered by a beach.

Beached (p. p. & a.) Driven on a beach; stranded; drawn up on a beach; as, the ship is beached.

Beachy (a.) Having a beach or beaches; formed by a beach or beaches; shingly.

Beacon (n.) A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.

Beacon (n.) A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.

Beacon (n.) A high hill near the shore.

Beacon (n.) That which gives notice of danger.

Beaconed (imp. & p. p.) of Beacon

Beaconing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beacon

Beacon (v. t.) To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.

Beacon (v. t.) To furnish with a beacon or beacons.

Beaconage (n.) Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon; also, beacons, collectively.

Beaconless (a.) Having no beacon.

Bead (n.) A prayer.

Bead (n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer.

Bead (n.) Any small globular body

Bead (n.) A bubble in spirits.

Bead (n.) A drop of sweat or other liquid.

Bead (n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim).

Bead (n.) A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments.

Bead (n.) A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.

Beaded (imp. & p. p.) of Bead

Beading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bead

Bead (v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.

Bead (v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles.

Beadhouse (n.) Alt. of Bedehouse

Bedehouse (n.) An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.

Beading (n.) Molding in imitation of beads.

Beading (n.) The beads or bead-forming quality of certain liquors; as, the beading of a brand of whisky.

Beadle (v.) A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites or bids persons to appear and answer; -- called also an apparitor or summoner.

Beadle (v.) An officer in a university, who precedes public processions of officers and students.

Beadle (v.) An inferior parish officer in England having a variety of duties, as the preservation of order in church service, the chastisement of petty offenders, etc.

Beadlery (n.) Office or jurisdiction of a beadle.

Beadleship (n.) The state of being, or the personality of, a beadle.

Bead proof () Among distillers, a certain degree of strength in alcoholic liquor, as formerly ascertained by the floating or sinking of glass globules of different specific gravities thrown into it; now ascertained by more accurate meters.

Bead proof () A degree of strength in alcoholic liquor as shown by beads or small bubbles remaining on its surface, or at the side of the glass, when shaken.

Beadroll (n.) A catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls a certain number of prayers are to be said or counted off on the beads of a chaplet; hence, a catalogue in general.

-men (pl. ) of Bedesman

Beadsman (n.) Alt. of Bedesman

Bedesman (n.) A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman.

Beadsnake (n.) A small poisonous snake of North America (Elaps fulvius), banded with yellow, red, and black.

-women (pl. ) of Bedeswoman

Beadswoman (n.) Alt. of Bedeswoman

Bedeswoman (n.) Fem. of Beadsman.

Beadwork (n.) Ornamental work in beads.

Beady (a.) Resembling beads; small, round, and glistening.

Beady (a.) Covered or ornamented with, or as with, beads.

Beady (a.) Characterized by beads; as, beady liquor.

Beagle (n.) A small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix.

Beagle (n.) Fig.: A spy or detective; a constable.

Beak (n.) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.

Beak (n.) A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.

Beak (n.) The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.

Beak (n.) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.

Beak (n.) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.

Beak (n.) Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.

Beak (n.) A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.

Beak (n.) That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.

Beak (n.) A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.

Beak (n.) Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.

Beak (n.) A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).

Beak (n.) A magistrate or policeman.

Beaked (a.) Having a beak or a beaklike point; beak-shaped.

Beaked (a.) Furnished with a process or a mouth like a beak; rostrate.

Beaker (n.) A large drinking cup, with a wide mouth, supported on a foot or standard.

Beaker (n.) An open-mouthed, thin glass vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- used for holding solutions requiring heat.

Beakhead (n.) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.

Beakhead (n.) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew.

Beakhead (n.) Same as Beak, 3.

Beakiron (n.) A bickern; a bench anvil with a long beak, adapted to reach the interior surface of sheet metal ware; the horn of an anvil.

Bealed (imp. & p. p.) of Beal

Bealing (p. pr & vb. n.) of Beal

Beal (v. i.) To gather matter; to swell and come to a head, as a pimple.

Be-all (n.) The whole; all that is to be.

Beam (n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.

Beam (n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.

Beam (n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.

Beam (n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.

Beam (n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.

Beam (n.) The pole of a carriage.

Beam (n.) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.

Beam (n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.

Beam (n.) The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.

Beam (n.) A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam.

Beam (n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.

Beam (n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.

Beam (n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.

Beamed (imp. & p. p.) of Beam

Beaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beam

Beam (v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.

Beam (v. i.) To emit beams of light.

Beambird (n.) A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa gricola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.

Beamed (a.) Furnished with beams, as the head of a stag.

Beamful (a.) Beamy; radiant.

Beamily (adv.) In a beaming manner.

Beaminess (n.) The state of being beamy.

Beaming (a.) Emitting beams; radiant.

Beamingly (adv.) In a beaming manner; radiantly.

Beamless (a.) Not having a beam.

Beamless (a.) Not emitting light.

Beamlet (n.) A small beam of light.

Beam tree () A tree (Pyrus aria) related to the apple.

Beamy (a.) Emitting beams of light; radiant; shining.

Beamy (a.) Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.

Beamy (a.) Having horns, or antlers.

Bean (n.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.

Bean (n.) The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans.

Bean caper () A deciduous plant of warm climates, generally with fleshy leaves and flowers of a yellow or whitish yellow color, of the genus Zygophyllum.

Bean trefoil () A leguminous shrub of southern Europe, with trifoliate leaves (Anagyris foetida).

Bore (imp.) of Bear

Bare () of Bear

Born (p. p.) of Bear

Borne () of Bear

Bearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bear

Bear (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.

Bear (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.

Bear (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.

Bear (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

Bear (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.

Bear (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.

Bear (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor

Bear (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.

Bear (v. t.) To gain or win.

Bear (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.

Bear (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.

Bear (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.

Bear (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

Bear (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.

Bear (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.

Bear (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.

Bear (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.

Bear (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.

Bear (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

Bear (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.

Bear (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.

Bear (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.

Bear (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?

Bear (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

Bear (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.

Bear (n.) A bier.

Bear (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.

Bear (n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.

Bear (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

Bear (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

Bear (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.

Bear (n.) A portable punching machine.

Bear (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.

Bear (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

Bear (n.) Alt. of Bere

Bere (n.) Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hord. vulgare).

Bearable (a.) Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable.

Bearberry (n.) A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.

Bearbind (n.) The bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).

Beard (n.) The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.

Beard (n.) The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.

Beard (n.) The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds

Beard (n.) The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.

Beard (n.) The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.

Beard (n.) The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.

Beard (n.) In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.

Beard (n.) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.

Beard (n.) A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.

Beard (n.) That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.

Beard (n.) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.

Beard (n.) An imposition; a trick.

Bearded (imp. & p. p.) of Beard

Bearding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beard

Beard (v. t.) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.

Beard (v. t.) To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.

Beard (v. t.) To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.

Bearded (a.) Having a beard.

Beardie (n.) The bearded loach (Nemachilus barbatus) of Europe.

Beardless (a.) Without a beard. Hence: Not having arrived at puberty or manhood; youthful.

Beardless (a.) Destitute of an awn; as, beardless wheat.

Beardlessness (n.) The state or quality of being destitute of beard.

Bearer (n.) One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.

Bearer (n.) Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.

Bearer (n.) A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.

Bearer (n.) A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.

Bearer (n.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.

Bearer (n.) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.

Bearherd (n.) A man who tends a bear.

Bearhound (n.) A hound for baiting or hunting bears.

Bearing (n.) The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.

Bearing (n.) Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.

Bearing (n.) The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.

Bearing (n.) Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.

Bearing (n.) The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.

Bearing (n.) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.

Bearing (n.) The portion of a support on which anything rests.

Bearing (n.) Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.

Bearing (n.) The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.

Bearing (n.) The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.

Bearing (n.) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.

Bearing (n.) The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W.

Bearing (n.) The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.

Bearing (n.) The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.

Bearing cloth () A cloth with which a child is covered when carried to be baptized.

Bearing rein () A short rein looped over the check hook or the hames to keep the horse's head up; -- called in the United States a checkrein.

Bearish (a.) Partaking of the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temper or manners.

Bearishness (n.) Behavior like that of a bear.

Bearn (n.) See Bairn.

Bear's-breech (n.) See Acanthus, n., 1.

Bear's-breech (n.) The English cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium)

Bear's-ear (n.) A kind of primrose (Primula auricula), so called from the shape of the leaf.

Bear's-foot (n.) A species of hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), with digitate leaves. It has an offensive smell and acrid taste, and is a powerful emetic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.

Bearskin (n.) The skin of a bear.

Bearskin (n.) A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats.

Bearskin (n.) A cap made of bearskin, esp. one worn by soldiers.

Bear's-paw (n.) A large bivalve shell of the East Indies (Hippopus maculatus), often used as an ornament.

Bearward (n.) A keeper of bears. See Bearherd.

Beast (n.) Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.

Beast (n.) Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden.

Beast (n.) As opposed to man: Any irrational animal.

Beast (n.) Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.

Beast (n.) A game at cards similar to loo.

Beast (n.) A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.

Beasthood (n.) State or nature of a beast.

Beastings (n. pl.) See Biestings.

Beastlihead (n.) Beastliness.

Beastlike (a.) Like a beast.

Beastliness (n.) The state or quality of being beastly.

Beastly (a.) Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of, a beast.

Beastly (a.) Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and dignity of man; brutal; filthy.

Beastly (a.) Abominable; as, beastly weather.

Beat (imp.) of Beat

Beat (p. p.) of Beat

Beaten () of Beat

Beating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beat

Beat (v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.

Beat (v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.

Beat (v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.

Beat (v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.

Beat (v. t.) To tread, as a path.

Beat (v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.

Beat (v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.

Beat (v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.

Beat (v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.

Beat (v. i.) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.

Beat (v. i.) To move with pulsation or throbbing.

Beat (v. i.) To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do.

Beat (v. i.) To be in agitation or doubt.

Beat (v. i.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.

Beat (v. i.) To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.

Beat (v. i.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.

Beat (v. i.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.

Beat (n.) A stroke; a blow.

Beat (n.) A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.

Beat (n.) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.

Beat (n.) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.

Beat (n.) A sudden swelling or reenforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.

Beat (v. i.) A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat.

Beat (v. i.) A place of habitual or frequent resort.

Beat (v. i.) A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.

Beat (a.) Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.

Beaten (a.) Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by use.

Beaten (a.) Vanquished; conquered; baffled.

Beaten (a.) Exhausted; tired out.

Beaten (a.) Become common or trite; as, a beaten phrase.

Beaten (a.) Tried; practiced.

Beater (n.) One who, or that which, beats.

Beater (n.) A person who beats up game for the hunters.

Beath (v. t.) To bathe; also, to dry or heat, as unseasoned wood.

Beatific (a.) Alt. of Beatifical

Beatifical (a.) Having the power to impart or complete blissful enjoyment; blissful.

Beatificate (v. t.) To beatify.

Beatification (n.) The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp., in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased person is one of "the blessed," or has attained the second degree of sanctity, -- usually a stage in the process of canonization.

Beatified (imp. & p. p.) of Beatify

Beatifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beatify

Beatify (v. t.) To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.

Beatify (v. t.) To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment.

Beatify (v. t.) To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the blessed" and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized.

Beating (n.) The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.

Beating (n.) Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart.

Beating (n.) Pulsative sounds. See Beat, n.

Beating (n.) The process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction.

Beatitude (n.) Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.

Beatitude (n.) Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. v. 3-12), with regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues.

Beatitude (n.) Beatification.

Beaux (pl. ) of Beau

Beaus (pl. ) of Beau

Beau (n.) A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.

Beau (n.) A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.

Beaucatcher (n.) A small flat curl worn on the temple by women.

Beaufet (n.) A niche, cupboard, or sideboard for plate, china, glass, etc.; a buffet.

Beaufin (n.) See Biffin.

Beau ideal () A conception or image of consummate beauty, moral or physical, formed in the mind, free from all the deformities, defects, and blemishes seen in actual existence; an ideal or faultless standard or model.

Beauish (n.) Like a beau; characteristic of a beau; foppish; fine.

Beau monde () The fashionable world; people of fashion and gayety.

Beaupere (n.) A father.

Beaupere (n.) A companion.

Beauseant (n.) The black and white standard of the Knights Templars.

Beauship (n.) The state of being a beau; the personality of a beau.

Beauteous (a.) Full of beauty; beautiful; very handsome.

Beautied (p. a.) Beautiful; embellished.

Beautifier (n.) One who, or that which, beautifies or makes beautiful.

Beautiful (a.) Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind.

Beautified (imp. & p. p.) of Beautify

Beautifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beautify

Beautify (v. t.) To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish.

Beautify (v. i.) To become beautiful; to advance in beauty.

Beautiless (a.) Destitute of beauty.

Beautie (pl. ) of Beauty

Beauty (n.) An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense.

Beauty (n.) A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.

Beauty (n.) A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.

Beauty (n.) Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.

Beaux (n.) pl. of Beau.

Beauxite (n.) See Bauxite.

Beaver (n.) An amphibious rodent, of the genus Castor.

Beaver (n.) The fur of the beaver.

Beaver (n.) A hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now usually of silk.

Beaver (n.) Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.

Beaver (n.) That piece of armor which protected the lower part of the face, whether forming a part of the helmet or fixed to the breastplate. It was so constructed (with joints or otherwise) that the wearer could raise or lower it to eat and drink.

Beavered (a.) Covered with, or wearing, a beaver or hat.

Beaverteen (n.) A kind of fustian made of coarse twilled cotton, shorn after dyeing.

Bebeerine (n.) Alt. of Bebirine

Bebirine (n.) An alkaloid got from the bark of the bebeeru, or green heart of Guiana (Nectandra Rodioei). It is a tonic, antiperiodic, and febrifuge, and is used in medicine as a substitute for quinine.

Bebleed (v. t.) To make bloody; to stain with blood.

Beblood (v. t.) Alt. of Bebloody

Bebloody (v. t.) To make bloody; to stain with blood.

Beblot (v. t.) To blot; to stain.

Beblubber (v. t.) To make swollen and disfigured or sullied by weeping; as, her eyes or cheeks were beblubbered.

Becalmed (imp. & p. p.) of Becalm

Becalming (n.) of Becalm

Becalm (v. t.) To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease.

Becalm (v. t.) To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed.

Became () imp. of Become.

Becard (n.) A South American bird of the flycatcher family. (Tityra inquisetor).

Because (conj.) By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

Because (conj.) In order that; that.

Beccabunga (n.) See Brooklime.

Beccaficos (pl. ) of Beccafico

Beccafico (n.) A small bird. (Silvia hortensis), which is highly prized by the Italians for the delicacy of its flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs, grapes, etc.

Bechamel (n.) A rich, white sauce, prepared with butter and cream.

Bechance (adv.) By chance; by accident.

Bechance (v. t. & i.) To befall; to chance; to happen to.

Becharm (v. t.) To charm; to captivate.

Beche de mer () The trepang.

Bechic () Pertaining to, or relieving, a cough.

Bechic (n.) A medicine for relieving coughs.

Beck (n.) See Beak.

Beck (n.) A small brook.

Beck (n.) A vat. See Back.

Becked (imp. & p. p.) of Beck

Becking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beck

Beck (v. i.) To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.

Beck (v. t.) To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.

Beck (n.) A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.

Becker (n.) A European fish (Pagellus centrodontus); the sea bream or braise.

Becket (n.) A small grommet, or a ring or loop of rope / metal for holding things in position, as spars, ropes, etc.; also a bracket, a pocket, or a handle made of rope.

Becket (n.) A spade for digging turf.

Beckoned (imp. & p. p.) of Beckon

Beckoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beckon

Beckon (v. t.) To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.

Beckon (n.) A sign made without words; a beck.

Beclap (v. t.) To catch; to grasp; to insnare.

Beclipped (imp. & p. p.) of Beclip

Beclip (v. t.) To embrace; to surround.

Beclouded (imp. & p. p.) of Becloud

Beclouding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Becloud

Becloud (v. t.) To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud.

Became (imp.) of Become

Become (p. p.) of Become

Becoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Become

Become (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character.

Become (v. i.) To come; to get.

Become (v. t.) To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons and things.

Becomed (a.) Proper; decorous.

Becoming (a.) Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.

Becoming (n.) That which is becoming or appropriate.

Becomingly (adv.) In a becoming manner.

Becomingness (n.) The quality of being becoming, appropriate, or fit; congruity; fitness.

Becripple (v. t.) To make a cripple of; to cripple; to lame.

Becuna (n.) A fish of the Mediterranean (Sphyraena spet). See Barracuda.

Becurl (v. t.) To curl; to adorn with curls.

Bed (n.) An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed (as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.

Bed (n.) (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.

Bed (n.) A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.

Bed (n.) A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.

Bed (n.) The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.

Bed (n.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.

Bed (n.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.

Bed (n.) The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.

Bed (n.) A course of stone or brick in a wall.

Bed (n.) The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.

Bed (n.) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.

Bed (n.) The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine.

Bed (n.) The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.

Bed (n.) The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.

Bedded (imp. & p. p.) of Bed

Bedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bed

Bed (v. t.) To place in a bed.

Bed (v. t.) To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.

Bed (v. t.) To furnish with a bed or bedding.

Bed (v. t.) To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.

Bed (v. t.) To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.

Bed (v. t.) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.

Bed (v. t.) To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.

Bed (v. i.) To go to bed; to cohabit.

Bedabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedabble

Bedabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedabble

Bedabble (v. t.) To dabble; to sprinkle or wet.

Bedaff (v. t.) To make a daff or fool of.

Bedagat (n.) The sacred books of the Buddhists in Burmah.

Bedaggle (v. t.) To daggle.

Bedashed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedash

Bedashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedash

Bedash (v. t.) To wet by dashing or throwing water or other liquid upon; to bespatter.

Bedaubed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedaub

Bedaubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedaub

Bedaub (v. t.) To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.

Bedazzled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedazzle

Bedazzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedazzle

Bedazzle (v. t.) To dazzle or make dim by a strong light.

Bedbug (n.) A wingless, bloodsucking, hemipterous insect (Cimex Lectularius), sometimes infesting houses and especially beds. See Illustration in Appendix.

Bedchair (n.) A chair with adjustable back, for the sick, to support them while sitting up in bed.

Bedchamber (n.) A chamber for a bed; an apartment form sleeping in.

Bedclothes (n. pl.) Blankets, sheets, coverlets, etc., for a bed.

Bedcord (n.) A cord or rope interwoven in a bedstead so as to support the bed.

Bedded (a.) Provided with a bed; as, double-bedded room; placed or arranged in a bed or beds.

Bedding (n.) A bed and its furniture; the materials of a bed, whether for man or beast; bedclothes; litter.

Bedding (n.) The state or position of beds and layers.

Bede (v. t.) To pray; also, to offer; to proffer.

Bede (n.) A kind of pickax.

Bedecked (imp. & p. p.) of Bedeck

Bedecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedeck

Bedeck (v. t.) To deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace.

Bedeguar (n.) Alt. of Bedegar

Bedegar (n.) A gall produced on rosebushes, esp. on the sweetbrier or eglantine, by a puncture from the ovipositor of a gallfly (Rhodites rosae). It was once supposed to have medicinal properties.

Bedehouse (n.) Same as Beadhouse.

Bedel (n.) Alt. of Bedell

Bedell (n.) Same as Beadle.

Bedelry (n.) Beadleship.

Beden (n.) The Abyssinian or Arabian ibex (Capra Nubiana). It is probably the wild goat of the Bible.

Bedesman (n.) Same as Beadsman.

Bedevilled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedevil

Bedeviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedevil

Bedevilling () of Bedevil

Bedevil (v. t.) To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical influence; to torment.

Bedevil (v. t.) To spoil; to corrupt.

Bedevilment (n.) The state of being bedeviled; bewildering confusion; vexatious trouble.

Bedewed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedew

Bedewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedew

Bedew (v. t.) To moisten with dew, or as with dew.

Bedewer (n.) One who, or that which, bedews.

Bedewy (a.) Moist with dew; dewy.

Bedfellow (n.) One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares one's couch.

Bedfere Bedphere (n.) A bedfellow.

Bedgown (n.) A nightgown.

Bedight (p. p.) of Bedight

Bedighted () of Bedight

Bedight (v. t.) To bedeck; to array or equip; to adorn.

Bedimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedim

Bedimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedim

Bedim (v. t.) To make dim; to obscure or darken.

Bedizen (v. t.) To dress or adorn tawdrily or with false taste.

Bedizenment (n.) That which bedizens; the act of dressing, or the state of being dressed, tawdrily.

Bedkey (n.) An instrument for tightening the parts of a bedstead.

Bedlam (n.) A place appropriated to the confinement and care of the insane; a madhouse.

Bedlam (n.) An insane person; a lunatic; a madman.

Bedlam (n.) Any place where uproar and confusion prevail.

Bedlam (a.) Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse.

Bedlamite (n.) An inhabitant of a madhouse; a madman.

Bedmaker (n.) One who makes beds.

Bed-molding (n.) Alt. of Bed-moulding

Bed-moulding (n.) The molding of a cornice immediately below the corona.

Bedote (v. t.) To cause to dote; to deceive.

Bedouin (n.) One of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts.

Bedouin (a.) Pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad.

Bedpan (n.) A pan for warming beds.

Bedpan (n.) A shallow chamber vessel, so constructed that it can be used by a sick person in bed.

Bedphere (n.) See Bedfere.

Bedpiece (n.) Alt. of Bedplate

Bedplate (n.) The foundation framing or piece, by which the other parts are supported and held in place; the bed; -- called also baseplate and soleplate.

Bedpost (n.) One of the four standards that support a bedstead or the canopy over a bedstead.

Bedpost (n.) Anciently, a post or pin on each side of the bed to keep the clothes from falling off. See Bedstaff.

Bedquilt (n.) A quilt for a bed; a coverlet.

Bedrabble (v. t.) To befoul with rain and mud; to drabble.

Bedraggled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedraggle

Bedraggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedraggle

Bedraggle (v. t.) To draggle; to soil, as garments which, in walking, are suffered to drag in dust, mud, etc.

Bedrenched (imp. & p. p.) of Bedrench

Bedrenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedrench

Bedrench (v. t.) To drench; to saturate with moisture; to soak.

Bedribble (v. t.) To dribble upon.

Bedrid (v. i.) Alt. of Bedridden

Bedridden (v. i.) Confined to the bed by sickness or infirmity.

Bedright Bedrite (n.) The duty or privilege of the marriage bed.

Bedrizzle (v. t.) To drizzle upon.

Bed rock () The solid rock underlying superficial formations. Also Fig.

Bedroom (n.) A room or apartment intended or used for a bed; a lodging room.

Bedroom (n.) Room in a bed.

Bedrop (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with drops.

Bedrug (v. t.) To drug abundantly or excessively.

Bed screw () A form of jack screw for lifting large bodies, and assisting in launching.

Bed screw () A long screw formerly used to fasten a bedpost to one of the adjacent side pieces.

Bedside (n.) The side of a bed.

Bedsite (n.) A recess in a room for a bed.

Bedsore (n.) A sore on the back or hips caused by lying for a long time in bed.

Bedspread (n.) A bedquilt; a counterpane; a coverlet.

Bedstaves (pl. ) of Bedstaff

Bedstaff (n.) "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side."

Bedstead (n.) A framework for supporting a bed.

Bed steps () Steps for mounting a bed of unusual height.

Bedstock (n.) The front or the back part of the frame of a bedstead.

Bedstraw (n.) Straw put into a bed.

Bedstraw (n.) A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers.

Bedswerver (n.) One who swerves from and is unfaithful to the marriage vow.

Bedtick (n.) A tick or bag made of cloth, used for inclosing the materials of a bed.

Bedtime (n.) The time to go to bed.

Beducked (imp. & p. p.) of Beduck

Beduck (v. t.) To duck; to put the head under water; to immerse.

Beduin (n.) See Bedouin.

Bedunged (imp. & p. p.) of Bedung

Bedung (v. t.) To cover with dung, as for manuring; to bedaub or defile, literally or figuratively.

Bedust (v. t.) To sprinkle, soil, or cover with dust.

Bedward (adv.) Towards bed.

Bedwarfed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedwarf

Bedwarf (v. t.) To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf.

Bedyed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedye

Bedyeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedye

Bedye (v. t.) To dye or stain.

Bee () p. p. of Be; -- used for been.

Bee (n.) An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidae (the honeybees), or family Andrenidae (the solitary bees.) See Honeybee.

Bee (n.) A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee.

Bee (n.) Pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through; -- called also bee blocks.

Beebread (n.) A brown, bitter substance found in some of the cells of honeycomb. It is made chiefly from the pollen of flowers, which is collected by bees as food for their young.

Beeches (pl. ) of Beech

Beech (n.) A tree of the genus Fagus.

Beechen (a.) Consisting, or made, of the wood or bark of the beech; belonging to the beech.

Beechnut (n.) The nut of the beech tree.

Beech tree () The beech.

Beechy (a.) Of or relating to beeches.

Bee-eater (n.) A bird of the genus Merops, that feeds on bees. The European species (M. apiaster) is remarkable for its brilliant colors.

Bee-eater (n.) An African bird of the genus Rhinopomastes.

Beef (n.) An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, B. taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.

Beef (n.) The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.

Beef (n.) Applied colloquially to human flesh.

Beef (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.

Beefeater (n.) One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person.

Beefeater (n.) One of the yeomen of the guard, in England.

Beefeater (n.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvae of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc. Two species are known.

Beefsteak (n.) A steak of beef; a slice of beef broiled or suitable for broiling.

Beef-witted (n.) Stupid; dull.

Beefwood (n.) An Australian tree (Casuarina), and its red wood, used for cabinetwork; also, the trees Stenocarpus salignus of New South Wales, and Banksia compar of Queensland.

Beefy (a.) Having much beef; of the nature of beef; resembling beef; fleshy.

Beehive (n.) A hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively.

Beehouse (n.) A house for bees; an apiary.

Bee larkspur () (Bot.) See Larkspur.

Beeld (n.) Same as Beild.

Bee line () The shortest line from one place to another, like that of a bee to its hive when loaded with honey; an air line.

Beelzebub (n.) The title of a heathen deity to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil spirits; hence, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.

Beem (n.) A trumpet.

Beemaster (n.) One who keeps bees.

Been () The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.

Beer (n.) A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.

Beer (n.) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.

Beeregar (n.) Sour beer.

Beerhouse (n.) A house where malt liquors are sold; an alehouse.

Beeriness (n.) Beery condition.

Beery (a.) Of or resembling beer; affected by beer; maudlin.

Beestings (n.) Same as Biestings.

Beeswax (n.) The wax secreted by bees, and of which their cells are constructed.

Beeswing (n.) The second crust formed in port and some other wines after long keeping. It consists of pure, shining scales of tartar, supposed to resemble the wing of a bee.

Beet (n.) A biennial plant of the genus Beta, which produces an edible root the first year and seed the second year.

Beet (n.) The root of plants of the genus Beta, different species and varieties of which are used for the table, for feeding stock, or in making sugar.

Beete (v. t.) Alt. of Bete

Bete (v. t.) To mend; to repair.

Bete (v. t.) To renew or enkindle (a fire).

Beetle (v. t.) A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.

Beetle (v. t.) A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.

Beetled (imp. & p. p.) of Beetle

Beetling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beetle

Beetle (v. t.) To beat with a heavy mallet.

Beetle (v. t.) To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.

Beetle (v. t.) Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.

Beetle (v. i.) To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.

Beetle brow () An overhanging brow.

Beetle-browed () Having prominent, overhanging brows; hence, lowering or sullen.

Beetlehead (n.) A stupid fellow; a blockhead.

Beetlehead (n.) The black-bellied plover, or bullhead (Squatarola helvetica). See Plover.

Beetle-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.

Beetlestock (n.) The handle of a beetle.

Beet radish () Same as Beetrave.

Beetrave (n.) The common beet (Beta vulgaris).

Beeve (n.) A beef; a beef creature.

Beeves (n.) plural of Beef, the animal.

Befell (imp.) of Befall

Befallen (p. p.) of Befall

Befalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befall

Befall (v. t.) To happen to.

Befall (v. i.) To come to pass; to happen.

Befitted (imp. & p. p.) of Befit

Befitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befit

Befit (v. t.) To be suitable to; to suit; to become.

Befitting (a.) Suitable; proper; becoming; fitting.

Befittingly (adv.) In a befitting manner; suitably.

Beflatter (v. t.) To flatter excessively.

Beflower (v. t.) To besprinkle or scatter over with, or as with, flowers.

Befogged (imp. & p. p.) of Befog

Befogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befog

Befog (v. t.) To involve in a fog; -- mostly as a participle or part. adj.

Befog (v. t.) Hence: To confuse; to mystify.

Befooled (imp. & p. p.) of Befool

Befooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befool

Befool (v. t.) To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to deceive.

Befool (v. t.) To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish.

Before (prep.) In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.

Before (prep.) Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.

Before (prep.) An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.

Before (prep.) Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.

Before (prep.) In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.

Before (prep.) Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.

Before (prep.) Open for; free of access to; in the power of.

Before (adv.) On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.

Before (adv.) In advance.

Before (adv.) In time past; previously; already.

Before (adv.) Earlier; sooner than; until then.

Beforehand (adv.) In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.

Beforehand (adv.) By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.

Beforehand (a.) In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

Beforetime (adv.) Formerly; aforetime.

Befortune (v. t.) To befall.

Befouled (imp. & p. p.) of Befoul

Befouling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befoul

Befoul (a.) To make foul; to soil.

Befoul (a.) To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.

Befriended (imp. & p. p.) of Befriend

Befriending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befriend

Befriend (v. t.) To act as a friend to; to favor; to aid, benefit, or countenance.

Befriendment (n.) Act of befriending.

Befrill (v. t.) To furnish or deck with a frill.

Befringe (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe; to form a fringe upon; to adorn as with fringe.

Befuddled (imp. & p. p.) of Befuddle

Befuddle (v. t.) To becloud and confuse, as with liquor.

Beg (n.) A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey.

Begged (imp. & p. p.) of Beg

Begging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beg

Beg (v. t.) To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.

Beg (v. t.) To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house.

Beg (v. t.) To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor.

Beg (v. t.) To take for granted; to assume without proof.

Beg (v. t.) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.

Beg (v. i.) To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms.

Bega (n.) See Bigha.

Begemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Begem

Begemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begem

Begem (v. t.) To adorn with gems, or as with gems.

Begot (imp.) of Beget

Begat () of Beget

Begot (p. p.) of Beget

Begotten () of Beget

Begetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beget

Beget (v. t.) To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; -- commonly said of the father.

Beget (v. t.) To get (with child.)

Beget (v. t.) To produce as an effect; to cause to exist.

Begetter (n.) One who begets; a father.

Beggable (a.) Capable of being begged.

Beggar (n.) One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner.

Beggar (n.) One who makes it his business to ask alms.

Beggar (n.) One who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use.

Beggar (n.) One who assumes in argument what he does not prove.

Beggared (imp. & p. p.) of Beggar

Beggaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beggar

Beggar (v. t.) To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself.

Beggar (v. t.) To cause to seem very poor and inadequate.

Beggarhood (n.) The condition of being a beggar; also, the class of beggars.

Beggarism (n.) Beggary.

Beggarliness (n.) The quality or state of being beggarly; meanness.

Beggarly (a.) In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.

Beggarly (a.) Produced or occasioned by beggary.

Beggarly (adv.) In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.

Beggar's lice () The prickly fruit or seed of certain plants (as some species of Echinospermum and Cynoglossum) which cling to the clothing of those who brush by them.

Beggar's ticks () The bur marigold (Bidens) and its achenes, which are armed with barbed awns, and adhere to clothing and fleeces with unpleasant tenacity.

Beggary (n.) The act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty.

Beggary (n.) Beggarly appearance.

Beggary (a.) Beggarly.

Beggestere (n.) A beggar.

Beghard (n.) Alt. of Beguard

Beguard (n.) One of an association of religious laymen living in imitation of the Beguines. They arose in the thirteenth century, were afterward subjected to much persecution, and were suppressed by Innocent X. in 1650. Called also Beguins.

Begilded (imp. & p. p.) of Begild

Begilt () of Begild

Begild (v. t.) To gild.

Began (imp. & p. p.) of Begin

Begun () of Begin

Beginning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begin

Begin (v. i.) To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.

Begin (v. i.) To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.

Begin (v. t.) To enter on; to commence.

Begin (v. t.) To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.

Begin (n.) Beginning.

Beginner (n.) One who begins or originates anything. Specifically: A young or inexperienced practitioner or student; a tyro.

Beginning (n.) The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.

Beginning (n.) That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.

Beginning (n.) That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

Beginning (n.) Enterprise.

Begirt (imp.) of Begird

Begirded () of Begird

Begirt (p. p.) of Begird

Begirding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begird

Begird (v. t.) To bind with a band or girdle; to gird.

Begird (v. t.) To surround as with a band; to encompass.

Begirdle (v. t.) To surround as with a girdle.

Begirt (v. t.) To encompass; to begird.

Beglerbeg (n.) The governor of a province of the Ottoman empire, next in dignity to the grand vizier.

Begnawed (p. p.) of Begnaw

Begnawn () of Begnaw

Begnaw (v. t.) To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode.

Begodded (imp. & p. p.) of Begod

Begod (v. t.) To exalt to the dignity of a god; to deify.

Begone (interj.) Go away; depart; get you gone.

Begone (p. p.) Surrounded; furnished; beset; environed (as in woe-begone).

Begonia (n.) A genus of plants, mostly of tropical America, many species of which are grown as ornamental plants. The leaves are curiously one-sided, and often exhibit brilliant colors.

Begore (v. t.) To besmear with gore.

Begot () imp. & p. p. of Beget.

Begotten () p. p. of Beget.

Begrave (v. t.) To bury; also, to engrave.

Begrease (v. t.) To soil or daub with grease or other oily matter.

Begrimed (imp. & p. p.) of Begrime

Begriming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begrime

Begrime (v. t.) To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in.

Begrimer (n.) One who, or that which, begrimes.

Begrudged (imp. & p. p.) of Begrudge

Begrudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begrudge

Begrudge (v. t.) To grudge; to envy the possession of.

Beguiled (imp. & p. p.) of Beguile

Beguiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beguile

Beguile (v. t.) To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.

Beguile (v. t.) To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.

Beguile (v. t.) To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.

Beguilement (n.) The act of beguiling, or the state of being beguiled.

Beguiler (n.) One who, or that which, beguiles.

Beguiling (a.) Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.

Beguin (n.) See Beghard.

Beguinage (n.) A collection of small houses surrounded by a wall and occupied by a community of Beguines.

Beguine (n.) A woman belonging to one of the religious and charitable associations or communities in the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose members live in beguinages and are not bound by perpetual vows.

Begum (n.) In the East Indies, a princess or lady of high rank.

Begun () p. p. of Begin.

Behalf (n.) Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.

Behappen (v. t.) To happen to.

Behaved (imp. & p. p.) of Behave

Behaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behave

Behave (v. t.) To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain.

Behave (v. t.) To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively.

Behave (v. i.) To act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill.

Behavior (n.) Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle.

Beheaded (imp. & p. p.) of Behead

Beheading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behead

Behead (v. t.) To sever the head from; to take off the head of.

Beheadal (n.) Beheading.

Beheld () imp. & p. p. of Behold.

Behemoth (n.) An animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15-24.

Behen (n.) Alt. of Behn

Behn (n.) The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury.

Behn (n.) The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata.

Behn (n.) The Statice limonium, or sea lavender.

Behest (n.) That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.

Behest (n.) A vow; a promise.

Behest (v. t.) To vow.

Behete (v. t.) See Behight.

Behight (imp.) of Behight

Behight (p. p.) of Behight

Behoten () of Behight

Behight (v.) To promise; to vow.

Behight (v.) To give in trust; to commit; to intrust.

Behight (v.) To adjudge; to assign by authority.

Behight (v.) To mean, or intend.

Behight (v.) To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be.

Behight (v.) To call; to name; to address.

Behight (v.) To command; to order.

Behight (n.) A vow; a promise.

Behind (a.) On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.

Behind (a.) Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.

Behind (a.) Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.

Behind (adv.) At the back part; in the rear.

Behind (adv.) Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.

Behind (adv.) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.

Behind (adv.) Backward in time or order of succession; past.

Behind (adv.) After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.

Behind (n.) The backside; the rump.

Behindhand (adv. & a.) In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.

Behindhand (adv. & a.) In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work.

Behither (prep.) On this side of.

Beheld (imp. & p. p.) of Behold

Beholden (p. p.) of Behold

Beholding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behold

Behold (v. t.) To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.

Behold (v. i.) To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see.

Beholden (p. a.) Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

Beholder (n.) One who beholds; a spectator.

Beholding (a.) Obliged; beholden.

Beholding (n.) The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.

Beholdingness (n.) The state of being obliged or beholden.

Behoof (v. t.) Advantage; profit; benefit; interest; use.

Behoovable (a.) Supplying need; profitable; advantageous.

Behooved (imp. & p. p.) of Behoove

Behooving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behoove

Behoove (v. t.) To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used impersonally.

Behoove (v. i.) To be necessary, fit, or suitable; to befit; to belong as due.

Behoove (n.) Advantage; behoof.

Behooveful (a.) Advantageous; useful; profitable.

Behove (v.) and derivatives. See Behoove, &c.

Behovely (a. & adv.) Useful, or usefully.

Behowl (v. t.) To howl at.

Beige (n.) Debeige.

Beild (n.) A place of shelter; protection; refuge.

Being (p. pr.) Existing.

Being (n.) Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence.

Being (n.) That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings.

Being (n.) Lifetime; mortal existence.

Being (n.) An abode; a cottage.

Being (adv.) Since; inasmuch as.

Bejade (v. t.) To jade or tire.

Bejape (v. t.) To jape; to laugh at; to deceive.

Bejaundice (v. t.) To infect with jaundice.

Bejeweled (imp. & p. p.) of Bejewel

Bejewelled () of Bejewel

Bejeweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bejewel

Bejewelling () of Bejewel

Bejewel (v. t.) To ornament with a jewel or with jewels; to spangle.

Bejumble (v. t.) To jumble together.

Bekah (n.) Half a shekel.

Beknave (v. t.) To call knave.

Beknow (v. t.) To confess; to acknowledge.

Bel (n.) The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal.

Belabored (imp. & p. p.) of Belabor

Belaboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belabor

Belabor (v. t.) To ply diligently; to work carefully upon.

Belabor (v. t.) To beat soundly; to cudgel.

Bel-accoyle (n.) A kind or favorable reception or salutation.

Belaced (imp. & p. p.) of Belace

Belace (v. t.) To fasten, as with a lace or cord.

Belace (v. t.) To cover or adorn with lace.

Belace (v. t.) To beat with a strap. See Lace.

Belam (v. t.) To beat or bang.

Belamour (n.) A lover.

Belamour (n.) A flower, but of what kind is unknown.

Belamy (n.) Good friend; dear friend.

Belated (imp. & p. p.) of Belate

Belating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belate

Belate (v. t.) To retard or make too late.

Belated (a.) Delayed beyond the usual time; too late; overtaken by night; benighted.

Belaud (v. t.) To laud or praise greatly.

Belaid (imp. & p. p.) of Belay

Belayed () of Belay

Belaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belay

Belay (v. t.) To lay on or cover; to adorn.

Belay (v. t.) To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.

Belay (v. t.) To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct.

Belaying pin () A strong pin in the side of a vessel, or by the mast, round which ropes are wound when they are fastened or belayed.

Belched (imp. & p. p.) of Belch

Belching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belch

Belch (v. i.) To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct.

Belch (v. i.) To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to give vent to; to vent.

Belch (v. i.) To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate.

Belch (v. i.) To issue with spasmodic force or noise.

Belch (n.) The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an eructation.

Belch (n.) Malt liquor; -- vulgarly so called as causing eructation.

Belcher (n.) One who, or that which, belches.

Beldam (n.) Alt. of Beldame

Beldame (n.) Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.

Beldame (n.) An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a hag.

Beleaguered (imp. & p. p.) of Beleaguer

Beleaguering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beleaguer

Beleaguer (v. t.) To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to besiege; to blockade.

Beleaguerer (n.) One who beleaguers.

Beleft (imp. & p. p.) of Beleave

Beleave (v. t. & i.) To leave or to be left.

Belectured (imp. & p. p.) of Belecture

Belecturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belecture

Belecture (v. t.) To vex with lectures; to lecture frequently.

Belee (v. t.) To place under the lee, or unfavorably to the wind.

Belemnite (n.) A conical calcareous fossil, tapering to a point at the lower extremity, with a conical cavity at the other end, where it is ordinarily broken; but when perfect it contains a small chambered cone, called the phragmocone, prolonged, on one side, into a delicate concave blade; the thunderstone. It is the internal shell of a cephalopod related to the sepia, and belonging to an extinct family. The belemnites are found in rocks of the Jurassic and Cretaceous ages.

Belepered (imp. & p. p.) of Beleper

Beleper (v. t.) To infect with leprosy.

Beaux (pl. ) of Bel-esprit

-esprits (pl. ) of Bel-esprit

Bel-esprit (n.) A fine genius, or man of wit.

Belfry (n.) A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.

Belfry (n.) A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile.

Belfry (n.) A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose.

Belfry (n.) The framing on which a bell is suspended.

Belgard (n.) A sweet or loving look.

Belgian (a.) Of or pertaining to Belgium.

Belgian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Belgium.

Belgic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Belgae, a German tribe who anciently possessed the country between the Rhine, the Seine, and the ocean.

Belgic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Netherlands or to Belgium.

Belgravian (a.) Belonging to Belgravia (a fashionable quarter of London, around Pimlico), or to fashionable life; aristocratic.

Belial (n.) An evil spirit; a wicked and unprincipled person; the personification of evil.

Belibel (v. t.) To libel or traduce; to calumniate.

Belied (imp. & p. p.) of Belie

Belying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belie

Belie (n.) To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood.

Belie (n.) To give a false representation or account of.

Belie (n.) To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander.

Belie (n.) To mimic; to counterfeit.

Belie (n.) To fill with lies.

Belief (n.) Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.

Belief (n.) A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.

Belief (n.) The thing believed; the object of belief.

Belief (n.) A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.

Beliefful (a.) Having belief or faith.

Believable (a.) Capable of being believed; credible.

Believed (imp. & p. p.) of Believe

Believing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Believe

Believe (n.) To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reasons, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine.

Believe (v. i.) To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.

Believe (v. i.) To think; to suppose.

Believer (n.) One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some doctrine, person, or thing.

Believer (n.) One who gives credit to the truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel.

Believer (n.) One who was admitted to all the rights of divine worship and instructed in all the mysteries of the Christian religion, in distinction from a catechumen, or one yet under instruction.

Believing (a.) That believes; having belief.

Belight (v. t.) To illuminate.

Belike (adv.) It is likely or probably; perhaps.

Belimed (imp. & p. p.) of Belime

Belime (v. t.) To besmear or insnare with birdlime.

Belittled (imp. & p. p.) of Belittle

Belittling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belittle

Belittle (v. t.) To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way.

Belive (a.) Forthwith; speedily; quickly.

Belk (v. t.) To vomit.

Bell (n.) A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.

Bell (n.) A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.

Bell (n.) Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.

Bell (n.) That part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.

Bell (n.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.

Belled (imp. & p. p.) of Bell

Belling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bell

Bell (v. t.) To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.

Bell (v. t.) To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.

Bell (v. i.) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.

Bell (v. t.) To utter by bellowing.

Bell (v. i.) To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.

Belladonna (n.) An herbaceous European plant (Atropa belladonna) with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries. The whole plant and its fruit are very poisonous, and the root and leaves are used as powerful medicinal agents. Its properties are largely due to the alkaloid atropine which it contains. Called also deadly nightshade.

Belladonna (n.) A species of Amaryllis (A. belladonna); the belladonna lily.

Bell animalcule () An infusorian of the family Vorticellidae, common in fresh-water ponds.

Bell bearer () A Brazilian leaf hopper (Bocydium tintinnabuliferum), remarkable for the four bell-shaped appendages of its thorax.

Bellbird (n.) A South American bird of the genus Casmarhincos, and family Cotingidae, of several species; the campanero.

Bellbird (n.) The Myzantha melanophrys of Australia.

Bell crank () A lever whose two arms form a right angle, or nearly a right angle, having its fulcrum at the apex of the angle. It is used in bell pulls and in changing the direction of bell wires at angles of rooms, etc., and also in machinery.

Belle (n.) A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady.

Belled (a.) Hung with a bell or bells.

Belle-lettrist (n.) One versed in belles-lettres.

Bellerophon (n.) A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.

Belles-lettres (n. pl.) Polite or elegant literature; the humanities; -- used somewhat vaguely for literary works in which imagination and taste are predominant.

Belletristic (a.) Alt. of Belletristical

Belletristical (a.) Occupied with, or pertaining to, belles-lettres.

Bell-faced (a.) Having the striking surface convex; -- said of hammers.

Bellflower (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its bell-shaped flowers.

Bellflower (n.) A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large, yellow winter apple.

Bellibone (n.) A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness; a fair maid.

Bellic (a.) Alt. of Bellical

Bellical (a.) Of or pertaining to war; warlike; martial.

Bellicose (a.) Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.

Bellicosely (adv.) In a bellicose manner.

Bellicous (a.) Bellicose.

Bellied (a.) Having (such) a belly; puffed out; -- used in composition; as, pot-bellied; shad-bellied.

Belligerence (n.) Alt. of Belligerency

Belligerency (n.) The quality of being belligerent; act or state of making war; warfare.

Belligerent (p. pr.) Waging war; carrying on war.

Belligerent (p. pr.) Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.

Belligerent (n.) A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare.

Belligerently (adv.) In a belligerent manner; hostilely.

Belling (n.) A bellowing, as of a deer in rutting time.

Bellipotent (p. pr.) Mighty in war; armipotent.

Bell jar () A glass vessel, varying in size, open at the bottom and closed at the top like a bell, and having a knob or handle at the top for lifting it. It is used for a great variety of purposes; as, with the air pump, and for holding gases, also for keeping the dust from articles exposed to view.

Bellman (n.) A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours.

Bell metal () A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three parts of copper to one of tin; -- used for making bells.

Bell-mouthed (a.) Expanding at the mouth; as, a bell-mouthed gun.

Bellon (n.) Lead colic.

Bellona (n.) The goddess of war.

Bellowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bellow

Bellowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bellow

Bellow (v.) To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.

Bellow (v.) To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor.

Bellow (v.) To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound.

Bellow (v. t.) To emit with a loud voice; to shout; -- used with out.

Bellow (n.) A loud resounding outcry or noise, as of an enraged bull; a roar.

Bellower (n.) One who, or that which, bellows.

Bellows (n. sing. & pl.) An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by alternate expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top, draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for various purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or filling the pipes of an organ with wind.

Bellows fish () A European fish (Centriscus scolopax), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; -- called also trumpet fish, and snipe fish.

Bell pepper () A species of Capsicum, or Guinea pepper (C. annuum). It is the red pepper of the gardens.

Bell-shaped (a.) Having the shape of a wide-mouthed bell; campanulate.

Belluine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a beast; brutal.

Bellwether (n.) A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck.

Bellwether (n.) Hence: A leader.

Bellwort (n.) A genus of plants (Uvularia) with yellowish bell-shaped flowers.

Bellies (pl. ) of Belly

Belly (n.) That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen.

Belly (n.) The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly.

Belly (n.) The womb.

Belly (n.) The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship.

Belly (n.) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.

Bellied (imp. & p. p.) of Belly

Bellying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belly

Belly (v. t.) To cause to swell out; to fill.

Belly (v. i.) To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.

Bellyache (n.) Pain in the bowels; colic.

Bellyband (n.) A band that passes under the belly of a horse and holds the saddle or harness in place; a girth.

Bellyband (n.) A band of flannel or other cloth about the belly.

Bellyband (n.) A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.

Bellybound (a.) Costive; constipated.

Bellycheat (n.) An apron or covering for the front of the person.

Bellycheer (n.) Good cheer; viands.

Bellycheer (v. i.) To revel; to feast.

Bellyful (n.) As much as satisfies the appetite. Hence: A great abundance; more than enough.

Belly-god (n.) One whose great pleasure it is to gratify his appetite; a glutton; an epicure.

Belly-pinched (a.) Pinched with hunger; starved.

Belocked (imp. & p. p.) of Belock

Belock (v. t.) To lock, or fasten as with a lock.

Belomancy (n.) A kind of divination anciently practiced by means of marked arrows drawn at random from a bag or quiver, the marks on the arrows drawn being supposed to foreshow the future.

Belonged (imp. & p. p.) of Belong

Belonging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belong

Belong (v. i.) To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain.

Belong (v. i.) To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service.

Belong (v. i.) To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to.

Belong (v. i.) To be suitable for; to be due to.

Belong (v. i.) To be native to, or an inhabitant of; esp. to have a legal residence, settlement, or inhabitancy, whether by birth or operation of law, so as to be entitled to maintenance by the parish or town.

Belong (v. t.) To be deserved by.

Belonging (n.) That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects.

Belonging (n.) That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance.

Belonging (n.) Family; relations; household.

Belonite (n.) Minute acicular or dendritic crystalline forms sometimes observed in glassy volcanic rocks.

Belooche Beloochee (a.) Of or pertaining to Beloochistan, or to its inhabitants.

Belooche Beloochee (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Beloochistan.

Belord (v. t.) To act the lord over.

Belord (v. t.) To address by the title of "lord".

Beloved (imp. & p. p.) of Belove

Belove (v. t.) To love.

Beloved (p. p. & a.) Greatly loved; dear to the heart.

Beloved (n.) One greatly loved.

Below (prep.) Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee.

Below (prep.) Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality.

Below (prep.) Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.

Below (adv.) In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath.

Below (adv.) On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.

Below (adv.) In hell, or the regions of the dead.

Below (adv.) In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below.

Below (adv.) In some part or page following.

Belowt (v. t.) To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to.

Belsire (n.) A grandfather, or ancestor.

Belswagger (n.) A lewd man; also, a bully.

Belt (n.) That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.

Belt (n.) That which restrains or confines as a girdle.

Belt (n.) Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand.

Belt (n.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.

Belt (n.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.

Belt (n.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.

Belt (n.) A token or badge of knightly rank.

Belt (n.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.

Belt (n.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.

Belted (imp. & p. p.) of Belt

Belting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belt

Belt (v. t.) To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.

Belt (v. t.) To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.

Beltane (n.) The first day of May (Old Style).

Beltane (n.) A festival of the heathen Celts on the first day of May, in the observance of which great bonfires were kindled. It still exists in a modified form in some parts of Scotland and Ireland.

Belted (a.) Encircled by, or secured with, a belt; as, a belted plaid; girt with a belt, as an honorary distinction; as, a belted knight; a belted earl.

Belted (a.) Marked with a band or circle; as, a belted stalk.

Belted (a.) Worn in, or suspended from, the belt.

Beltein (n.) Alt. of Beltin

Beltin (n.) See Beltane.

Belting (n.) The material of which belts for machinery are made; also, belts, taken collectively.

Beluga (n.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins.

Beluted (imp. & p. p.) of Belute

Beluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belute

Belute (v. t.) To bespatter, as with mud.

Belvedere (n.) A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.

Belzebuth (n.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Brazil.

Bema (n.) A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.

Bema (n.) That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern part of the chancel.

Bema (n.) Erroneously: A pulpit.

Bemad (v. t.) To make mad.

Bemangle (v. t.) To mangle; to tear asunder.

Bemask (v. t.) To mask; to conceal.

Bemaster (v. t.) To master thoroughly.

Bemaul (v. t.) To maul or beat severely; to bruise.

Bemaze (v. t.) To bewilder.

Bemean (v. t.) To make mean; to lower.

Bemet (imp. & p. p.) of Bemeet

Bemeeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bemeet

Bemeet (v. t.) To meet.

Bemete (v. t.) To mete.

Bemingle (v. t.) To mingle; to mix.

Bemired (imp. & p. p.) of Bemire

Bemiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bemire

Bemire (v. t.) To drag through, encumber with, or fix in, the mire; to soil by passing through mud or dirt.

Bemist (v. t.) To envelop in mist.

Bemoaned (imp. & p. p.) of Bemoan

Bemoaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bemoan

Bemoan (v. t.) To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.

Bemoaner (n.) One who bemoans.

Bemock (v. t.) To mock; to ridicule.

Bemoil (v. t.) To soil or encumber with mire and dirt.

Bemol (n.) The sign /; the same as B flat.

Bemonster (v. t.) To make monstrous or like a monster.

Bemourn (v. t.) To mourn over.

Bemuddle (v. t.) To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.

Bemuffle (v. t.) To cover as with a muffler; to wrap up.

Bemuse (v. t.) To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.

Ben () Alt. of Ben nut

Ben nut () The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben. See Moringa.

Ben (adv. & prep.) Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment.

Ben (adv.) The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment.

Ben () An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be.

Benamed (p. p.) of Bename

Benempt () of Bename

Bename (v. t.) To promise; to name.

Benches (pl. ) of Bench

Bench (n.) A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.

Bench (n.) A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.

Bench (n.) The seat where judges sit in court.

Bench (n.) The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.

Bench (n.) A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.

Bench (n.) A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.

Benched (imp. & p. p.) of Bench

Benching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bench

Bench (v. t.) To furnish with benches.

Bench (v. t.) To place on a bench or seat of honor.

Bench (v. i.) To sit on a seat of justice.

Bencher (n.) One of the senior and governing members of an Inn of Court.

Bencher (n.) An alderman of a corporation.

Bencher (n.) A member of a court or council.

Bencher (n.) One who frequents the benches of a tavern; an idler.

Bench warrant () A process issued by a presiding judge or by a court against a person guilty of some contempt, or indicted for some crime; -- so called in distinction from a justice's warrant.

Bended (imp. & p. p.) of Bend

Bent () of Bend

Bending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bend

Bend (v. t.) To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

Bend (v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.

Bend (v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct.

Bend (v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.

Bend (v. t.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.

Bend (v. i.) To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

Bend (v. i.) To jut over; to overhang.

Bend (v. i.) To be inclined; to be directed.

Bend (v. i.) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

Bend (n.) A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

Bend (n.) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

Bend (n.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

Bend (n.) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.

Bend (n.) Hard, indurated clay; bind.

Bend (n.) same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.

Bend (n.) A band.

Bend (n.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.

Bendable (a.) Capable of being bent.

Bender (n.) One who, or that which, bends.

Bender (n.) An instrument used for bending.

Bender (n.) A drunken spree.

Bender (n.) A sixpence.

Bending (n.) The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands.

Bendlet (n.) A narrow bend, esp. one half the width of the bend.

Bendwise (adv.) Diagonally.

Bendy (a.) Divided into an even number of bends; -- said of a shield or its charge.

Bene (n.) See Benne.

Bene (n.) A prayer; boon.

Bene (n.) Alt. of Ben

Ben (n.) A hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis).

Beneaped (a.) See Neaped.

Beneath (prep.) Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.

Beneath (prep.) Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.

Beneath (prep.) Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.

Beneath (adv.) In a lower place; underneath.

Beneath (adv.) Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.

Benedicite (n.) A canticle (the Latin version of which begins with this word) which may be used in the order for morning prayer in the Church of England. It is taken from an apocryphal addition to the third chapter of Daniel.

Benedicite (n.) An exclamation corresponding to Bless you !.

Benedict (n.) Alt. of Benedick

Benedick (n.) A married man, or a man newly married.

Benedict (a.) Having mild and salubrious qualities.

Benedictine (a.) Pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.

Benedictine (n.) One of a famous order of monks, established by St. Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century. This order was introduced into the United States in 1846.

Benediction (n.) The act of blessing.

Benediction (n.) A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.

Benediction (n.) The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.

Benediction (n.) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.

Benediction (n.) A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.

Benedictional (n.) A book of benedictions.

Benedictionary (n.) A collected series of benedictions.

Benedictive (a.) Tending to bless.

Benedictory (a.) Expressing wishes for good; as, a benedictory prayer.

Benedictus (a.) The song of Zacharias at the birth of John the Baptist (Luke i. 68); -- so named from the first word of the Latin version.

Benedight (a.) Blessed.

Benefaction (n.) The act of conferring a benefit.

Benefaction (n.) A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation.

Benefactor (n.) One who confers a benefit or benefits.

Benefactress (n.) A woman who confers a benefit.

Benefic (a.) Favorable; beneficent.

Benefice (n.) A favor or benefit.

Benefice (n.) An estate in lands; a fief.

Benefice (n.) An ecclesiastical living and church preferment, as in the Church of England; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. See Advowson.

Beneficed (imp. & p. p.) of Benefice

Benefice (v. t.) To endow with a benefice.

Beneficed (a.) Possessed of a benefice or church preferment.

Beneficeless (a.) Having no benefice.

Beneficence (n.) The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.

Beneficent (a.) Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence.

Beneficential (a.) Relating to beneficence.

Beneficently (adv.) In a beneficent manner; with beneficence.

Beneficial (a.) Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to.

Beneficial (a.) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate.

Beneficial (a.) King.

Beneficially (adv.) In a beneficial or advantageous manner; profitably; helpfully.

Beneficialness (n.) The quality of being beneficial; profitableness.

Beneficiary (a.) Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.

Beneficiary (a.) Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.

Beneficiaries (pl. ) of Beneficiary

Beneficiary (n.) A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.

Beneficiary (n.) One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who receives help or income from an educational fund or a trust estate.

Beneficiate (v. t.) To reduce (ores).

Beneficient (a.) Beneficent.

Benefit (n.) An act of kindness; a favor conferred.

Benefit (n.) Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.

Benefit (n.) A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.

Benefit (n.) Beneficence; liberality.

Benefit (n.) Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.

Benefited (imp. & p. p.) of Benefit

Benefitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benefit

Benefit (v. t.) To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.

Benefit (v. i.) To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.

Benefiter (n.) One who confers a benefit; -- also, one who receives a benefit.

Beneme (v. t.) To deprive (of), or take away (from).

Benempt (p. p.) Promised; vowed.

Benempt (p. p.) Named; styled.

Bene placito () At or during pleasure.

Bene placito () At pleasure; ad libitum.

Benetted (imp. & p. p.) of Benet

Benet (v. t.) To catch in a net; to insnare.

Benevolence (n.) The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.

Benevolence (n.) An act of kindness; good done; charity given.

Benevolence (n.) A species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity.

Benevolent (a.) Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable.

Benevolous (a.) Kind; benevolent.

Bengal (n.) A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc.

Bengal (n.) A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal.

Bengal (n.) Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes.

Bengalee (n.) Alt. of Bengali

Bengali (n.) The language spoken in Bengal.

Bengalese (a.) Of or pertaining to Bengal.

Bengalese (n. sing. & pl) A native or natives of Bengal.

Bengola (n.) A Bengal light.

Benighted (imp. & p. p.) of Benight

Benighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benight

Benight (v. t.) To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure.

Benight (v. t.) To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task.

Benight (v. t.) To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light.

Benightment (n.) The condition of being benighted.

Benign (a.) Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.

Benign (a.) Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.

Benign (a.) Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.

Benignancy (n.) Benignant quality; kindliness.

Benignant (a.) Kind; gracious; favorable.

Benignity (n.) The quality of being benign; goodness; kindness; graciousness.

Benignity (n.) Mildness; gentleness.

Benignity (n.) Salubrity; wholesome quality.

Benignly (adv.) In a benign manner.

Benim (v. t.) To take away.

Benison (n.) Blessing; beatitude; benediction.

Benitier (n.) A holy-water stoup.

Benjamin (n.) See Benzoin.

Benjamin (n.) A kind of upper coat for men.

Benjamite (n.) A descendant of Benjamin; one of the tribe of Benjamin.

Benne (n.) The name of two plants (Sesamum orientale and S. indicum), originally Asiatic; -- also called oil plant. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called benne oil, used mostly for making soap. In the southern United States the seeds are used in candy.

Bennet (a.) The common yellow-flowered avens of Europe (Geum urbanum); herb bennet. The name is sometimes given to other plants, as the hemlock, valerian, etc.

Benshee (n.) See Banshee.

Bent () imp. & p. p. of Bend.

Bent (a. & p. p.) Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.

Bent (a. & p. p.) Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.

Bent (v.) The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.

Bent (v.) A declivity or slope, as of a hill.

Bent (v.) A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.

Bent (v.) Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.

Bent (v.) A transverse frame of a framed structure.

Bent (v.) Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.

Bent (n.) A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.

Bent (n.) A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.

Bent (n.) Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.

Bent grass () Same as Bent, a kind of grass.

Benthal (a.) Relating to the deepest zone or region of the ocean.

Benthamic (a.) Of or pertaining to Bentham or Benthamism.

Benthamism (n.) That phase of the doctrine of utilitarianism taught by Jeremy Bentham; the doctrine that the morality of actions is estimated and determined by their utility; also, the theory that the sensibility to pleasure and the recoil from pain are the only motives which influence human desires and actions, and that these are the sufficient explanation of ethical and jural conceptions.

Benthamite (n.) One who believes in Benthamism.

Benting time () The season when pigeons are said to feed on bents, before peas are ripe.

Benty (a.) A bounding in bents, or the stalks of coarse, stiff, withered grass; as, benty fields.

Benty (a.) Resembling bent.

Benumbed (imp. & p. p.) of Benumb

Benumbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benumb

Benumb (a.) To make torpid; to deprive of sensation or sensibility; to stupefy; as, a hand or foot benumbed by cold.

Benumbed (a.) Made torpid; numbed; stupefied; deadened; as, a benumbed body and mind.

Benumbment (n.) Act of benumbing, or state of being benumbed; torpor.

Benzal (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH, of the aromatic series, related to benzyl and benzoyl; -- used adjectively or in combination.

Benzamide (n.) A transparent crystalline substance, C6H5.CO.NH2, obtained by the action of ammonia upon chloride of benzoyl, as also by several other reactions with benzoyl compounds.

Benzene (n.) A volatile, very inflammable liquid, C6H6, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum.

Benzile (n.) A yellowish crystalline substance, C6H5.CO.CO.C6H5, formed from benzoin by the action of oxidizing agents, and consisting of a doubled benzoyl radical.

Benzine (n.) A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called also petroleum spirit, petroleum benzine. Varieties or similar products are gasoline, naphtha, rhigolene, ligroin, etc.

Benzine (n.) Same as Benzene.

Benzoate (n.) A salt formed by the union of benzoic acid with any salifiable base.

Benzoic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin.

Benzoin (n.) A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the Styrax benzoin, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume.

Benzoin (n.) A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.

Benzoin (n.) The spicebush (Lindera benzoin).

Benzoinated (a.) Containing or impregnated with benzoin; as, benzoinated lard.

Benzole (n.) Alt. of Benzol

Benzol (n.) An impure benzene, used in the arts as a solvent, and for various other purposes. See Benzene.

Benzoline (n.) Same as Benzole.

Benzoline (n.) Same as Amarine.

Benzoyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CO; the base of benzoic acid, of the oil of bitter almonds, and of an extensive series of compounds.

Benzyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.

Bepaint (v. t.) To paint; to cover or color with, or as with, paint.

Bepelt (v. t.) To pelt roundly.

Bepinched (imp. & p. p.) of Bepinch

Bepinch (v. t.) To pinch, or mark with pinches.

Beplastered (imp. & p. p.) of Beplaster

Beplastering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beplaster

Beplaster (v. t.) To plaster over; to cover or smear thickly; to bedaub.

Beplumed (a.) Decked with feathers.

Bepommeled (imp. & p. p.) of Bepommel

Bepommeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bepommel

Bepommel (v. t.) To pommel; to beat, as with a stick; figuratively, to assail or criticise in conversation, or in writing.

Bepowder (v. t.) To sprinkle or cover with powder; to powder.

Bepraise (v. t.) To praise greatly or extravagantly.

Beprose (v. t.) To reduce to prose.

Bepuffed (a.) Puffed; praised.

Bepurple (v. t.) To tinge or dye with a purple color.

Bequeathed (imp. & p. p.) of Bequeath

Bequeathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bequeath

Bequeath (v. t.) To give or leave by will; to give by testament; -- said especially of personal property.

Bequeath (v. t.) To hand down; to transmit.

Bequeath (v. t.) To give; to offer; to commit.

Bequeathable (a.) Capable of being bequeathed.

Bequeathal (n.) The act of bequeathing; bequeathment; bequest.

Bequeathment (n.) The act of bequeathing, or the state of being bequeathed; a bequest.

Bequest (n.) The act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B.

Bequest (n.) That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift.

Bequest (v. t.) To bequeath, or leave as a legacy.

Bequethen () old p. p. of Bequeath.

Bequote (v. t.) To quote constantly or with great frequency.

Berained (imp. & p. p.) of Berain

Beraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berain

Berain (v. t.) To rain upon; to wet with rain.

Berated (imp. & p. p.) of Berate

Berating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berate

Berate (v. t.) To rate or chide vehemently; to scold.

Berattle (v. t.) To make rattle; to scold vociferously; to cry down.

Beray (v. t.) To make foul; to soil; to defile.

Berbe (n.) An African genet (Genetta pardina). See Genet.

Berber (n.) A member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; -- called also Kabyles. Also, the language spoken by this people.

Berberine (n.) An alkaloid obtained, as a bitter, yellow substance, from the root of the barberry, gold thread, and other plants.

Berberry (n.) See Barberry.

Berdash (n.) A kind of neckcloth.

Bere (v. t.) To pierce.

Bere (n.) See Bear, barley.

Bereaved (imp. & p. p.) of Bereave

Bereft () of Bereave

Bereaving. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bereave

Bereave (v. t.) To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away.

Bereave (v. t.) To take away from.

Bereave (v. t.) To take away.

Bereavement (n.) The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death.

Bereaver (n.) One who bereaves.

Bereft () imp. & p. p. of Bereave.

Beretta (n.) Same as Berretta.

Berg (n.) A large mass or hill, as of ice.

Bergamot (n.) A tree of the Orange family (Citrus bergamia), having a roundish or pear-shaped fruit, from the rind of which an essential oil of delicious odor is extracted, much prized as a perfume. Also, the fruit.

Bergamot (n.) A variety of mint (Mentha aquatica, var. glabrata).

Bergamot (n.) The essence or perfume made from the fruit.

Bergamot (n.) A variety of pear.

Bergamot (n.) A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.

Bergamot (n.) A coarse tapestry, manufactured from flock of cotton or hemp, mixed with ox's or goat's hair; -- said to have been invented at Bergamo, Italy. Encyc. Brit.

Bergander (n.) A European duck (Anas tadorna). See Sheldrake.

Bergeret (n.) A pastoral song.

Bergh (n.) A hill.

Bergmaster (n.) See Barmaster.

Bergmeal (n.) An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.

Bergmote (n.) See Barmote.

Bergomask (n.) A rustic dance, so called in ridicule of the people of Bergamo, in Italy, once noted for their clownishness.

Bergylt (n.) The Norway haddock. See Rosefish.

Berhymed (imp. & p. p.) of Berhyme

Berhyming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berhyme

Berhyme (v. t.) To mention in rhyme or verse; to rhyme about.

Beriberi (n.) An acute disease occurring in India, characterized by multiple inflammatory changes in the nerves, producing great muscular debility, a painful rigidity of the limbs, and cachexy.

Berime (v. t.) To berhyme.

Berkeleian (a.) Of or relating to Bishop Berkeley or his system of idealism; as, Berkeleian philosophy.

Berlin (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin.

Berlin (n.) Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also Berlin wool.

Berm (n.) Alt. of Berme

Berme (n.) A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a parapet and the ditch.

Berme (n.) A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting, to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to strengthen the bank.

Bermuda grass () A kind of grass (Cynodon Dactylon) esteemed for pasture in the Southern United States. It is a native of Southern Europe, but is now wide-spread in warm countries; -- called also scutch grass, and in Bermuda, devil grass.

Bernacle (n.) See Barnacle.

Berna fly () A Brazilian dipterous insect of the genus Trypeta, which lays its eggs in the nostrils or in wounds of man and beast, where the larvae do great injury.

Bernardine (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, or to the Cistercian monks.

Bernardine (n.) A Cistercian monk.

Bernese (a.) Pertaining to the city or canton of Bern, in Switzerland, or to its inhabitants.

Bernese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Bern.

Bernicle (n.) A bernicle goose.

Bernouse (n.) Same as Burnoose.

Berob (v. t.) To rob; to plunder.

Beroe (n.) A small, oval, transparent jellyfish, belonging to the Ctenophora.

Berretta (n.) A square cap worn by ecclesiastics of the Roman Catholic Church. A cardinal's berretta is scarlet; that worn by other clerics is black, except that a bishop's is lined with green.

Berried (a.) Furnished with berries; consisting of a berry; baccate; as, a berried shrub.

Berries (pl. ) of Berry

Berry (n.) Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc.

Berry (n.) A small fruit that is pulpy or succulent throughout, having seeds loosely imbedded in the pulp, as the currant, grape, blueberry.

Berry (n.) The coffee bean.

Berry (n.) One of the ova or eggs of a fish.

Berried (imp. & p. p.) of Berry

Berrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berry

Berry (v. i.) To bear or produce berries.

Berry (n.) A mound; a hillock.

Berrying (n.) A seeking for or gathering of berries, esp. of such as grow wild.

Berserk (n.) Alt. of Berserker

Berserker (n.) One of a class of legendary heroes, who fought frenzied by intoxicating liquors, and naked, regardless of wounds.

Berserker (n.) One who fights as if frenzied, like a Berserker.

Berstle (n.) See Bristle.

Berth (n.) Convenient sea room.

Berth (n.) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.

Berth (n.) The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.

Berth (n.) An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.

Berth (n.) A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for sleeping in.

Berthed (imp. & p. p.) of Berth

Berthing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berth

Berth (v. t.) To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the Adelaide.

Berth (v. t.) To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.

Bertha (n.) A kind of collar or cape worn by ladies.

Berthage (n.) A place for mooring vessels in a dock or harbor.

Berthierite (n.) A double sulphide of antimony and iron, of a dark steel-gray color.

Berthing (n.) The planking outside of a vessel, above the sheer strake.

Bertram (n.) Pellitory of Spain (Anacyclus pyrethrum).

Berycoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Berycidae, a family of marine fishes.

Beryl (n.) A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum (beryllium). The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.

Berylline (a.) Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green color.

Beryllium (n.) A metallic element found in the beryl. See Glucinum.

Berylloid (n.) A solid consisting of a double twelve-sided pyramid; -- so called because the planes of this form occur on crystals of beryl.

Besaiel (n.) Alt. of Besayle

Besaile (n.) Alt. of Besayle

Besayle (n.) A great-grandfather.

Besayle (n.) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out. This is now abolished.

Besaint (v. t.) To make a saint of.

Besant (n.) See Bezant.

Bes-antler (n.) Same as Bez-antler.

Bescatter (v. t.) To scatter over.

Bescatter (v. t.) To cover sparsely by scattering (something); to strew.

Bescorn (v. t.) To treat with scorn.

Bescratch (v. t.) To tear with the nails; to cover with scratches.

Bescrawl (v. t.) To cover with scrawls; to scribble over.

Bescreen (v. t.) To cover with a screen, or as with a screen; to shelter; to conceal.

Bescribble (v. t.) To scribble over.

Bescumber (v. t.) Alt. of Bescummer

Bescummer (v. t.) To discharge ordure or dung upon.

Besee (v. t. & i.) To see; to look; to mind.

Besought (imp. & p. p.) of Beseech

Beseeching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beseech

Beseech (v. t.) To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.

Beseech (n.) Solicitation; supplication.

Beseecher (n.) One who beseeches.

Beseeching (a.) Entreating urgently; imploring; as, a beseeching look.

Beseechment (n.) The act of beseeching or entreating earnestly.

Beseek (v. t.) To beseech.

Beseemed (imp. & p. p.) of Beseem

Beseeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beseem

Beseem (v. t.) Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit.

Beseem (v. i.) To seem; to appear; to be fitting.

Beseeming (n.) Appearance; look; garb.

Beseeming (n.) Comeliness.

Beseeming (a.) Becoming; suitable.

Beseemly (a.) Fit; suitable; becoming.

Beseen (a.) Seen; appearing.

Beseen (a.) Decked or adorned; clad.

Beseen (a.) Accomplished; versed.

Beset (imp. & p. p.) of Beset

Besetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beset

Beset (v. t.) To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.

Beset (v. t.) To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.

Beset (v. t.) To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; -- said of dangers, obstacles, etc.

Beset (v. t.) To occupy; to employ; to use up.

Besetment (n.) The act of besetting, or the state of being beset; also, that which besets one, as a sin.

Besetter (n.) One who, or that which, besets.

Besetting (a.) Habitually attacking, harassing, or pressing upon or about; as, a besetting sin.

Beshone (imp. & p. p.) of Beshine

Beshining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beshine

Beshine (v. t.) To shine upon; to illumine.

Beshow (n.) A large food fish (Anoplopoma fimbria) of the north Pacific coast; -- called also candlefish.

Beshrew (v. t.) To curse; to execrate.

Beshroud (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a shroud; to screen.

Beshut (v. t.) To shut up or out.

Beside (n.) At the side of; on one side of.

Beside (n.) Aside from; out of the regular course or order of; in a state of deviation from; out of.

Beside (n.) Over and above; distinct from; in addition to.

Besides (adv.) Alt. of Beside

Beside (adv.) On one side.

Beside (adv.) More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.

Besides (prep.) Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.

Besieged (imp. & p. p.) of Besiege

Besieging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besiege

Besiege (v. t.) To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset.

Besiegement (n.) The act of besieging, or the state of being besieged.

Besieger (n.) One who besieges; -- opposed to the besieged.

Besieging (a.) That besieges; laying siege to.

Besit (v. t.) To suit; to fit; to become.

Beslabber (v. t.) To beslobber.

Beslave (v. t.) To enslave.

Beslavered (imp. & p. p.) of Beslaver

Beslavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beslaver

Beslaver (v. t.) To defile with slaver; to beslobber.

Beslime (v. t.) To daub with slime; to soil.

Beslobber (v. t.) To slobber on; to smear with spittle running from the mouth. Also Fig.: as, to beslobber with praise.

Beslubber (v. t.) To beslobber.

Besmeared (imp. & p. p.) of Besmear

Besmearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besmear

Besmear (v. t.) To smear with any viscous, glutinous matter; to bedaub; to soil.

Besmearer (n.) One that besmears.

Besmirched (imp. & p. p.) of Besmirch

Besmirching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besmirch

Besmirch (v. t.) To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully.

Besmoke (v. t.) To foul with smoke.

Besmoke (v. t.) To harden or dry in smoke.

Besmutted (imp. & p. p.) of Besmut

Besmutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besmut

Besmut (v. t.) To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.

Besnowed (imp. & p. p.) of Besnow

Besnow (v. t.) To scatter like snow; to cover thick, as with snow flakes.

Besnow (v. t.) To cover with snow; to whiten with snow, or as with snow.

Besnuff (v. t.) To befoul with snuff.

Besogne (n.) A worthless fellow; a bezonian.

Besom (n.) A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys.

Besomed (imp. & p. p.) of Besom

Besom (v. t.) To sweep, as with a besom.

Besomer (n.) One who uses a besom.

Besort (v. t.) To assort or be congruous with; to fit, or become.

Besort (n.) Befitting associates or attendants.

Besotted (imp. & p. p.) of Besot

Besotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besot

Besot (v. t.) To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.

Besotted (a.) Made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by drunken stupidity, or by infatuation; stupefied.

Besottingly (adv.) In a besotting manner.

Besought () p. p. of Beseech.

Bespangled (imp. & p. p.) of Bespangle

Bespangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespangle

Bespangle (v. t.) To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering.

Bespattered (imp. & p. p.) of Bespatter

Bespattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespatter

Bespatter (v. t.) To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or stains.

Bespatter (v. t.) To asperse with calumny or reproach.

Bespawl (v. t.) To daub, soil, or make foul with spawl or spittle.

Bespoke (imp.) of Bespeak

Bespake () of Bespeak

Bespoke (p. p.) of Bespeak

Bespoken () of Bespeak

Bespeaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespeak

Bespeak (v. t.) To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor.

Bespeak (v. t.) To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.

Bespeak (v. t.) To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances.

Bespeak (v. t.) To speak to; to address.

Bespeak (v. i.) To speak.

Bespeak (n.) A bespeaking. Among actors, a benefit (when a particular play is bespoken.)

Bespeaker (n.) One who bespeaks.

Bespeckled (imp. & p. p.) of Bespeckle

Bespeckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespeckle

Bespeckle (v. t.) To mark with speckles or spots.

Bespew (v. t.) To soil or daub with spew; to vomit on.

Bespice (v. t.) To season with spice, or with some spicy drug.

Bespirt (v. t.) Same as Bespurt.

Bespit (imp.) of Bespit

Bespit (p. p.) of Bespit

Bespitten () of Bespit

Bespitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespit

Bespit (v. t.) To daub or soil with spittle.

Bespoke () imp. & p. p. of Bespeak.

Bespotted (imp. & p. p.) of Bespot

Bespotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespot

Bespot (v. t.) To mark with spots, or as with spots.

Bespread (imp. & p. p.) of Bespread

Bespreading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespread

Bespread (v. t.) To spread or cover over.

Besprent (p. p.) Sprinkled over; strewed.

Besprinkled (imp. & p. p.) of Besprinkle

Besprinkling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besprinkle

Besprinkle (v. t.) To sprinkle over; to scatter over.

Besprinkler (n.) One who, or that which, besprinkles.

Besprinkling (n.) The act of sprinkling anything; a sprinkling over.

Bespurt (v. t.) To spurt on or over; to asperse.

Bessemer steel () Steel made directly from cast iron, by burning out a portion of the carbon and other impurities that the latter contains, through the agency of a blast of air which is forced through the molten metal; -- so called from Sir Henry Bessemer, an English engineer, the inventor of the process.

Best (a.) Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best abilities.

Best (a.) Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.

Best (a.) Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.

Best (n.) Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our ability.

Best (superl.) In the highest degree; beyond all others.

Best (superl.) To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.

Best (superl.) Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.

Best (v. t.) To get the better of.

Bestad (imp. & p. p.) Beset; put in peril.

Bestain (v. t.) To stain.

Bestarred (imp. & p. p.) of Bestar

Bestar (v. t.) To sprinkle with, or as with, stars; to decorate with, or as with, stars; to bestud.

Bestead (imp. & p. p.) of Bestead

Bested () of Bestead

Bestad () of Bestead

Besteaded () of Bestead

Bestead (v. t.) To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place.

Bestead (v. t.) To put in peril; to beset.

Bestead (v. t.) To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail.

Bestial (a.) Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts.

Bestial (a.) Having the qualities of a beast; brutal; below the dignity of reason or humanity; irrational; carnal; beastly; sensual.

Bestial (n.) A domestic animal; also collectively, cattle; as, other kinds of bestial.

Bestiality (n.) The state or quality of being bestial.

Bestiality (n.) Unnatural connection with a beast.

Bestialized (imp. & p. p.) of Bestialize

Bestializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestialize

Bestialize (v. t.) To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize.

Bestially (adv.) In a bestial manner.

Bestuck (imp. & p. p.) of Bestick

Besticking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestick

Bestick (v. t.) To stick over, as with sharp points pressed in; to mark by infixing points or spots here and there; to pierce.

Bestill (v. t.) To make still.

Bestirred (imp. & p. p.) of Bestir

Bestirring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestir

Bestir (v. t.) To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor; -- usually with the reciprocal pronoun.

Bestorm (v. i. & t.) To storm.

Bestowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bestow

Bestowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestow

Bestow (v. t.) To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put.

Bestow (v. t.) To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.

Bestow (v. t.) To expend, as money.

Bestow (v. t.) To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.

Bestow (v. t.) To give in marriage.

Bestow (v. t.) To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun.

Bestowal (n.) The act of bestowing; disposal.

Bestower (n.) One that bestows.

Bestowment (n.) The act of giving or bestowing; a conferring or bestowal.

Bestowment (n.) That which is given or bestowed.

Bestraddle (v. t.) To bestride.

Bestraught (a.) Out of one's senses; distracted; mad.

Bestreak (v. t.) To streak.

Bestrewed (imp.) of Bestrew

Bestrewed (p. p.) of Bestrew

Bestrown () of Bestrew

Bestrewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestrew

Bestrew (v. t.) To strew or scatter over; to besprinkle.

Bestrode (imp.) of Bestride

Bestrid () of Bestride

Bestridden (p. p.) of Bestride

Bestrid () of Bestride

Bestrode () of Bestride

Bestriding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestride

Bestride (v. t.) To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over

Bestride (v. t.) To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.

Bestrode () imp. & p. p. of Bestride.

Bestrown () p. p. of Bestrew.

Bestuck () imp. & p. p. Bestick.

Bestudded (imp. & p. p.) of Bestud

Bestudding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestud

Bestud (v. t.) To set or adorn, as with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud; as, to bestud with stars.

Beswike (v. t.) To lure; to cheat.

Bet (n.) That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.

Bet (imp. & p. p.) of Bet

Betted () of Bet

Betting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bet

Bet (v. t.) To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.

Bet () imp. & p. p. of Beat.

Bet (a. & adv.) An early form of Better.

Betaine (n.) A nitrogenous base, C5H11NO2, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet-root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline substance; -- called also lycine and oxyneurine. It has a sweetish taste.

Betook (imp.) of Betake

Betaken (p. p.) of Betake

Betaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betake

Betake (v. t.) To take or seize.

Betake (v. t.) To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.

Betake (v. t.) To commend or intrust to; to commit to.

Betaught (a.) Delivered; committed in trust.

Bete (v. t.) To better; to mend. See Beete.

Beteela (n.) An East India muslin, formerly used for cravats, veils, etc.

Beteem (a.) To give ; to bestow; to grant; to accord; to consent.

Beteem (a.) To allow; to permit; to suffer.

Betel (n.) A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves of which are chewed, with the areca or betel nut and a little shell lime, by the inhabitants of the East Indies. It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.

Betelguese (n.) A bright star of the first magnitude, near one shoulder of Orion.

Betel nut () The nutlike seed of the areca palm, chewed in the East with betel leaves (whence its name) and shell lime.

Bete noire () Something especially hated or dreaded; a bugbear.

Bethabara wood () A highly elastic wood, used for fishing rods, etc. The tree is unknown, but it is thought to be East Indian.

Bethel (n.) A place of worship; a hallowed spot.

Bethel (n.) A chapel for dissenters.

Bethel (n.) A house of worship for seamen.

Bethought (imp. & p. p.) of Bethink

Bethinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bethink

Bethink (v. t.) To call to mind; to recall or bring to recollection, reflection, or consideration; to think; to consider; -- generally followed by a reflexive pronoun, often with of or that before the subject of thought.

Bethink (v. i.) To think; to recollect; to consider.

Bethlehem (n.) A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.

Bethlehem (n.) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.

Bethlehemite (n.) Alt. of Bethlemite

Bethlemite (n.) An inhabitant of Bethlehem in Judea.

Bethlemite (n.) An insane person; a madman; a bedlamite.

Bethlemite (n.) One of an extinct English order of monks.

Bethought () imp. & p. p. of Bethink.

Bethrall (v. t.) To reduce to thralldom; to inthrall.

Bethumb (v. t.) To handle; to wear or soil by handling; as books.

Bethumped (imp. & p. p.) of Bethump

Bethumpt () of Bethump

Bethumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bethump

Bethump (v. t.) To beat or thump soundly.

Betided (imp. & p. p.) of Betide

Betid (Obs) of Betide

Betiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betide

Betide (v. t.) To happen to; to befall; to come to ; as, woe betide the wanderer.

Betide (v. i.) To come to pass; to happen; to occur.

Betime (adv.) Alt. of Betimes

Betimes (adv.) In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.

Betimes (adv.) In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.

Betitle (v. t.) To furnish with a title or titles; to entitle.

Betokened (imp. & p. p.) of Betoken

Betokening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betoken

Betoken (v. t.) To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.

Betoken (v. t.) To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.

Beton (n.) The French name for concrete; hence, concrete made after the French fashion.

Betongue (v. t.) To attack with the tongue; to abuse; to insult.

Betonies (pl. ) of Betony

Betony (n.) A plant of the genus Betonica (Linn.).

Betook () imp. of Betake.

Betorn (a.) Torn in pieces; tattered.

Betossed (imp. & p. p.) of Betoss

Betoss (v. t.) To put in violent motion; to agitate; to disturb; to toss.

Betrapped (imp. & p. p.) of Betrap

Betrap (v. t.) To draw into, or catch in, a trap; to insnare; to circumvent.

Betrap (v. t.) To put trappings on; to clothe; to deck.

Betrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Betray

Betraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betray

Betray (v. t.) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.

Betray (v. t.) To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.

Betray (v. t.) To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.

Betray (v. t.) To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.

Betray (v. t.) To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.

Betray (v. t.) To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.

Betray (v. t.) To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.

Betrayal (n.) The act or the result of betraying.

Betrayer (n.) One who, or that which, betrays.

Betrayment (n.) Betrayal.

Betrimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Betrim

Betrimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betrim

Betrim (v. t.) To set in order; to adorn; to deck, to embellish; to trim.

Betrothed (imp. & p. p.) of Betroth

Betrothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betroth

Betroth (v. t.) To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.

Betroth (v. t.) To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.

Betroth (v. t.) To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.

Betrothal (n.) The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.

Betrothment (n.) The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed; betrothal.

Betrust (v. t.) To trust or intrust.

Betrustment (n.) The act of intrusting, or the thing intrusted.

Betso (n.) A small brass Venetian coin.

Better (a.) Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.

Better (a.) Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.

Better (a.) Greater in amount; larger; more.

Better (a.) Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.

Better (a.) More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject.

Better (n.) Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.

Better (n.) One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.

Better (compar.) In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits.

Better (compar.) More correctly or thoroughly.

Better (compar.) In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another.

Better (compar.) More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better.

Bettered (imp. & p. p.) of Better

Bettering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Better

Better (a.) To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of.

Better (a.) To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise.

Better (a.) To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.

Better (a.) To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.

Better (v. i.) To become better; to improve.

Better (n.) One who bets or lays a wager.

Betterment (n.) A making better; amendment; improvement.

Betterment (n.) An improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the plural.

Bettermost (a.) Best.

Betterness (n.) The quality of being better or superior; superiority.

Betterness (n.) The difference by which fine gold or silver exceeds in fineness the standard.

Bettong (n.) A small, leaping Australian marsupial of the genus Bettongia; the jerboa kangaroo.

Bettor (n.) One who bets; a better.

Betty (n.) A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.

Betty (n.) A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.

Betty (n.) A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.

Betulin (n.) A substance of a resinous nature, obtained from the outer bark of the common European birch (Betula alba), or from the tar prepared therefrom; -- called also birch camphor.

Betumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Betumble

Betumble (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to tumble.

Betutored (imp. & p. p.) of Betutor

Betutor (v. t.) To tutor; to instruct.

Between (prep.) In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.

Between (prep.) Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.

Between (prep.) Belonging in common to two; shared by both.

Between (prep.) Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.

Between (prep.) With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.

Between (prep.) In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.

Between (n.) Intermediate time or space; interval.

Betwixt (prep.) In the space which separates; between.

Betwixt (prep.) From one to another of; mutually affecting.

Beurre (n.) A beurre (or buttery) pear, one with the meat soft and melting; -- used with a distinguishing word; as, Beurre d'Anjou; Beurre Clairgeau.

Bevel (n.) Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber.

Bevel (n.) An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; -- called also a bevel square.

Bevel (a.) Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.

Bevel (a.) Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.

Beveled (imp. & p. p.) of Bevel

Bevelled () of Bevel

Beveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bevel

Bevelling () of Bevel

Bevel (v. t.) To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.

Bevel (v. i.) To deviate or incline from an angle of 90!, as a surface; to slant.

Beveled (a.) Alt. of Bevelled

Bevelled (a.) Formed to a bevel angle; sloping; as, the beveled edge of a table.

Bevelled (a.) Replaced by two planes inclining equally upon the adjacent planes, as an edge; having its edges replaced by sloping planes, as a cube or other solid.

Bevel gear () A kind of gear in which the two wheels working together lie in different planes, and have their teeth cut at right angles to the surfaces of two cones whose apices coincide with the point where the axes of the wheels would meet.

Bevelment (n.) The replacement of an edge by two similar planes, equally inclined to the including faces or adjacent planes.

Bever (n.) A light repast between meals; a lunch.

Bevered (imp. & p. p.) of Bever

Bever (v. i.) To take a light repast between meals.

Beverage (v. t.) Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage.

Beverage (v. t.) Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink.

Beverage (v. t.) A treat, or drink money.

Bevile (n.) A chief broken or opening like a carpenter's bevel.

Beviled (a.) Alt. of Bevilled

Bevilled (a.) Notched with an angle like that inclosed by a carpenter's bevel; -- said of a partition line of a shield.

Bevies (pl. ) of Bevy

Bevy (n.) A company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies.

Bevy (n.) A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.

Bewailed (imp. & p. p.) of Bewail

Bewailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewail

Bewail (v. t.) To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.

Bewail (v. i.) To express grief; to lament.

Bewailable (a.) Such as may, or ought to, be bewailed; lamentable.

Bewailer (n.) One who bewails or laments.

Bewailing (a.) Wailing over; lamenting.

Bewailment (n.) The act of bewailing.

Bewake (v. t. & i.) To keep watch over; to keep awake.

Beware (v. i.) To be on one's guard; to be cautious; to take care; -- commonly followed by of or lest before the thing that is to be avoided.

Beware (v. i.) To have a special regard; to heed.

Beware (v. t.) To avoid; to take care of; to have a care for.

Bewash (v. t.) To drench or souse with water.

Bewept (imp. & p. p.) of Beweep

Beweeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beweep

Beweep (v. t.) To weep over; to deplore; to bedew with tears.

Beweep (v. i.) To weep.

Bewet (imp. & p. p.) of Bewet

Bewetted () of Bewet

Bewet (v. t.) To wet or moisten.

Bewhore (v. t.) To corrupt with regard to chastity; to make a whore of.

Bewhore (v. t.) To pronounce or characterize as a whore.

Bewigged (imp. & p. p.) of Bewig

Bewig (v. t.) To cover (the head) with a wig.

Bewildered (imp. & p. p.) of Bewilder

Bewildering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewilder

Bewilder (v. t.) To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.

Bewildered (a.) Greatly perplexed; as, a bewildered mind.

Bewilderedness (n.) The state of being bewildered; bewilderment.

Bewildering (a.) Causing bewilderment or great perplexity; as, bewildering difficulties.

Bewilderment (n.) The state of being bewildered.

Bewilderment (n.) A bewildering tangle or confusion.

Bewinter (v. t.) To make wintry.

Bewit (n.) A double slip of leather by which bells are fastened to a hawk's legs.

Bewitched (imp. & p. p.) of Bewitch

Bewitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewitch

Bewitch (v. t.) To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.

Bewitch (v. t.) To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.

Bewitchedness (n.) The state of being bewitched.

Bewitcher (n.) One who bewitches.

Bewitchery (n.) The power of bewitching or fascinating; bewitchment; charm; fascination.

Bewitching (a.) Having power to bewitch or fascinate; enchanting; captivating; charming.

Bewitchment (n.) The act of bewitching, or the state of being bewitched.

Bewitchment (n.) The power of bewitching or charming.

Bewondered (imp. & p. p.) of Bewonder

Bewonder (v. t.) To fill with wonder.

Bewonder (v. t.) To wonder at; to admire.

Bewrapped (imp. & p. p.) of Bewrap

Bewrap (v. t.) To wrap up; to cover.

Bewray (v. t.) To soil. See Beray.

Bewrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Bewray

Bewraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewray

Bewray (v. t.) To expose; to reveal; to disclose; to betray.

Bewrayer (n.) One who, or that which, bewrays; a revealer.

Bewrayment (n.) Betrayal.

Bewreck (v. t.) To wreck.

Bewreke (v. t.) To wreak; to avenge.

Bewrought (a.) Embroidered.

Bey (n.) A governor of a province or district in the Turkish dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg; as, the bey of Tunis.

Beylic (n.) The territory ruled by a bey.

Beyond (prep.) On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.

Beyond (prep.) At a place or time not yet reached; before.

Beyond (prep.) Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.

Beyond (prep.) In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind.

Beyond (adv.) Further away; at a distance; yonder.

Bezant (n.) A gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, varying in weight and value, usually (those current in England) between a sovereign and a half sovereign. There were also white or silver bezants.

Bezant (n.) A circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant.

Bezant (n.) A decoration of a flat surface, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.

Bez-antler (n.) The second branch of a stag's horn.

Bezel (n.) The rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set.

Bezique (n.) A game at cards in which various combinations of cards in the hand, when declared, score points.

Bezoar (n.) A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid diseases. Hence: Any antidote or panacea.

Bezoardic (a.) Pertaining to, or compounded with, bezoar.

Bezoardic (n.) A medicine containing bezoar.

Bezoartic (a.) Alt. of Bezoartical

Bezoartical (a.) Having the qualities of an antidote, or of bezoar; healing.

Bezonian (n.) A low fellow or scoundrel; a beggar.

Bezzled (imp. & p. p.) of Bezzle

Bezzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bezzle

Bezzle (v. t.) To plunder; to waste in riot.

Bezzle (v. i.) To drink to excess; to revel.

Ceased (imp. & p. p.) of Cease

Ceasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cease

Cease (v. i.) To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.

Cease (v. i.) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.

Cease (v. t.) To put a stop to; to bring to an end.

Cease (n.) Extinction.

Ceaseless (a.) Without pause or end; incessant.

Ceaseless (adv.) Without intermission or end.

Cecidomyia (n.) A genus of small dipterous files, including several very injurious species, as the Hessian fly. See Hessian fly.

Cecity (n.) Blindness.

Cecutiency (n.) Partial blindness, or a tendency to blindness.

Cedar (n.) The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.

Cedar (a.) Of or pertaining to cedar.

Cedared (a.) Covered, or furnished with, cedars.

Cedarn (a.) Of or pertaining to the cedar or its wood.

Ceded (imp. & p. p.) of Cede

Ceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cede

Cede (v. t.) To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty.

Cedilla (n.) A mark placed under the letter c [thus, c], to show that it is to be sounded like s, as in facade.

Cedrat (n.) Properly the citron, a variety of Citrus medica, with large fruits, not acid, and having a high perfume.

Cedrene (n.) A rich aromatic oil, C15H24, extracted from oil of red cedar, and regarded as a polymeric terpene; also any one of a class of similar substances, as the essential oils of cloves, cubebs, juniper, etc., of which cedrene proper is the type.

Cedrine (a.) Of or pertaining to cedar or the cedar tree.

Cedriret (n.) Same as Coerulignone.

Cedry (a.) Of the nature of cedar.

Cedule (n.) A scroll; a writing; a schedule.

Ceduous (a.) Fit to be felled.

Ceiled (imp. & p. p.) of Ceil

Ceiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ceil

Ceil (v. t.) To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.

Ceil (v. t.) To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like.

Ceiling (v. t.) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor.

Ceiling (v. t.) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done.

Ceiling (v. t.) The inner planking of a vessel.

Ceint (n.) A girdle.

Celadon (n.) A pale sea-green color; also, porcelain or fine pottery of this tint.

Celandine (n.) A perennial herbaceous plant (Chelidonium majus) of the poppy family, with yellow flowers. It is used as a medicine in jaundice, etc., and its acrid saffron-colored juice is used to cure warts and the itch; -- called also greater celandine and swallowwort.

Celature (n.) The act or art of engraving or embossing.

Celature (n.) That which is engraved.

Celebrant (n.) One who performs a public religious rite; -- applied particularly to an officiating priest in the Roman Catholic Church, as distinguished from his assistants.

Celebrated (imp. & p. p.) of Celebrate

Celebrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Celebrate

Celebrate (v. t.) To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.

Celebrate (v. t.) To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.

Celebrate (v. t.) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.

Celebrated (a.) Having celebrity; distinguished; renowned.

Celebration (n.) The act, process, or time of celebrating.

Celebrator (n.) One who celebrates; a praiser.

Celebrious (a.) Famous.

Celebrities (pl. ) of Celebrity

Celebrity (n.) Celebration; solemnization.

Celebrity (n.) The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.

Celebrity (n.) A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.

Celeriac (n.) Turnip-rooted celery, a from of celery with a large globular root, which is used for food.

Celerity (n.) Rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness.

Celery (n.) A plant of the Parsley family (Apium graveolens), of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.

Celestial (a.) Belonging to the aerial regions, or visible heavens.

Celestial (a.) Of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly; divine.

Celestial (n.) An inhabitant of heaven.

Celestial (n.) A native of China.

Celestialize (v. t.) To make celestial.

Celestially (adv.) In a celestial manner.

Celestify (v. t.) To make like heaven.

Celestine (n.) Alt. of Celestite

Celestite (n.) Native strontium sulphate, a mineral so named from its occasional delicate blue color. It occurs crystallized, also in compact massive and fibrous forms.

Celestine (n.) Alt. of Celestinian

Celestinian (n.) A monk of the austere branch of the Franciscan Order founded by Celestine V. in the 13th centry.

Celiac (a.) See Coellac.

Celibacy (n.) The state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry.

Celibate (n.) Celibate state; celibacy.

Celibate (n.) One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.

Celibate (a.) Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.

Celibatist (n.) One who lives unmarried.

Celidography (n.) A description of apparent spots on the disk of the sun, or on planets.

Cell (n.) A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.

Cell (n.) A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.

Cell (n.) Any small cavity, or hollow place.

Cell (n.) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.

Cell (n.) Same as Cella.

Cell (n.) A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.

Cell (n.) One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.

Celled (imp. & p. p.) of Cell

Cell (v. t.) To place or inclose in a cell.

Cella (n.) The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.

Cellar (n.) A room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground, where provisions and other stores are kept.

Cellarage (n.) The space or storerooms of a cellar; a cellar.

Cellarage (n.) Chare for storage in a cellar.

Cellarer (n.) A steward or butler of a monastery or chapter; one who has charge of procuring and keeping the provisions.

Cellaret (n.) A receptacle, as in a dining room, for a few bottles of wine or liquor, made in the form of a chest or coffer, or a deep drawer in a sideboard, and usually lined with metal.

Cellarist (n.) Same as Cellarer.

Celled (a.) Containing a cell or cells.

Cellepore (n.) A genus of delicate branching corals, made up of minute cells, belonging to the Bryozoa.

Celliferous (a.) Bearing or producing cells.

Cellos (pl. ) of Cello

Celli (pl. ) of Cello

Cello (n.) A contraction for Violoncello.

Cellular (a.) Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.

Cellulated (a.) Cellular.

Cellule (n.) A small cell.

Celluliferous (a.) Bearing or producing little cells.

Cellulitis (n.) An inflammantion of the cellular or areolar tissue, esp. of that lying immediately beneath the skin.

Celluloid (n.) A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called xylonite.

Cellulose (a.) Consisting of, or containing, cells.

Cellulose (n.) The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, linen, paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. It is a carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, isomeric with starch, and is convertible into starches and sugars by the action of heat and acids. When pure, it is a white amorphous mass. See Starch, Granulose, Lignin.

Celotomy (n.) The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.

Celsiture (n.) Height; altitude.

Celsius (n.) The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the same as the centigrade thermometer or scale.

Celt (n.) One of an ancient race of people, who formerly inhabited a great part of Central and Western Europe, and whose descendants at the present day occupy Ireland, Wales, the Highlands of Scotland, and the northern shores of France.

Celt (n.) A weapon or implement of stone or metal, found in the tumuli, or barrows, of the early Celtic nations.

Celtiberian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Celtiberia (a district in Spain lying between the Ebro and the Tagus) or its inhabitants the Celtiberi (Celts of the river Iberus).

Celtiberian (n.) An inhabitant of Celtiberia.

Celtic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Celts; as, Celtic people, tribes, literature, tongue.

Celtic (n.) The language of the Celts.

Celticism (n.) A custom of the Celts, or an idiom of their language.

Celticize (v. t.) To render Celtic; to assimilate to the Celts.

Cembalo (n.) An old name for the harpsichord.

Cement (n.) Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.

Cement (n.) A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.

Cement (n.) The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.

Cement (n.) Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.

Cement (n.) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; -- called also cementum.

Cemented (imp. & p. p.) of Cement

Cementing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cement

Cement (n.) To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.

Cement (n.) To unite firmly or closely.

Cement (n.) To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.

Cement (v. i.) To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.

Cemental (a.) Of or pertaining to cement, as of a tooth; as, cemental tubes.

Cementation (n.) The act or process of cementing.

Cementation (n.) A process which consists in surrounding a solid body with the powder of other substances, and heating the whole to a degree not sufficient to cause fusion, the physical properties of the body being changed by chemical combination with powder; thus iron becomes steel by cementation with charcoal, and green glass becomes porcelain by cementation with sand.

Cementatory (a.) Having the quality of cementing or uniting firmly.

Cementer (n.) A person or thing that cements.

Cementitious (n.) Of the nature of cement.

Cemeterial (a.) Of or pertaining to a cemetery.

Cemeteries (pl. ) of Cemetery

Cemetery (n.) A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.

Cenanthy (n.) The absence or suppression of the essential organs (stamens and pistil) in a flower.

Cenation (n.) Meal-taking; dining or supping.

Cenatory (a.) Of or pertaining to dinner or supper.

Cenobite (n.) One of a religious order, dwelling in a convent, or a community, in opposition to an anchoret, or hermit, who lives in solitude.

Cenobitic (a.) Alt. of Cenobitical

Cenobitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a cenobite.

Cenobitism (n.) The state of being a cenobite; the belief or practice of a cenobite.

Cenogamy (n.) The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, as in certain societies practicing communism.

Cenotaph (n.) An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere.

Cenotaphy (n.) A cenotaph.

Cenozoic (a.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also caenozoic, cainozoic, kainozoic.] See Geology.

Cense (n.) A census; -- also, a public rate or tax.

Cense (n.) Condition; rank.

Censed (imp. & p. p.) of Cense

Censing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cense

Cense (v. t.) To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices.

Cense (v. i.) To burn or scatter incense.

Censer (n.) A vessel for perfumes; esp. one in which incense is burned.

Censor (n.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a register of the number and property of citizens, and who also exercised the office of inspector of morals and conduct.

Censor (n.) One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they are committed to the press, and to forbid their publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an official in some European countries.

Censor (n.) One given to fault-finding; a censurer.

Censor (n.) A critic; a reviewer.

Censorial (a.) Belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals.

Censorial (a.) Full of censure; censorious.

Censorian (a.) Censorial.

Censorious (a.) Addicted to censure; apt to blame or condemn; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners.

Censorious (a.) Implying or expressing censure; as, censorious remarks.

Censorship (n.) The office or power of a censor; as, to stand for a censorship.

Censual (a.) Relating to, or containing, a census.

Censurable (a.) Deserving of censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensible; as, a censurable person, or censurable conduct.

Censure (n.) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.

Censure (n.) The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.

Censure (n.) Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.

Censured (imp. & p. p.) of Censure

Censuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Censure

Censure (v. i.) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.

Censure (v. i.) To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.

Censure (v. i.) To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.

Censure (v. i.) To judge.

Censurer (n.) One who censures.

Census (n.) A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years.

Census (n.) An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.

Cent (n.) A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.

Cent (n.) A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.

Cent (n.) An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.

Centage (n.) Rate by the hundred; percentage.

Cental (n.) A weight of one hundred pounds avoirdupois; -- called in many parts of the United States a Hundredweight.

Cental (n.) Relating to a hundred.

Centare (n.) A measure of area, the hundredth part of an are; one square meter, or about 1/ square yards.

Centaur (n.) A fabulous being, represented as half man and half horse.

Centaur (n.) A constellation in the southern heavens between Hydra and the Southern Cross.

Centaurea (n.) A large genus of composite plants, related to the thistles and including the cornflower or bluebottle (Centaurea Cyanus) and the star thistle (C. Calcitrapa).

Centaury (n.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the Erytheraea Centaurium and the Chlora perfoliata of Europe, but is also extended to the whole genus Sabbatia, and even to the unrelated Centaurea.

Centenarian (a.) Of or relating to a hundred years.

Centenarian (n.) A person a hundred years old.

Centenary (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, a hundred.

Centenary (a.) Occurring once in every hundred years; centennial.

Centenaries (pl. ) of Centenary

Centenary (n.) The aggregate of a hundred single things; specifically, a century.

Centenary (n.) A commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before.

Centennial (a.) Relating to, or associated with, the commemoration of an event that happened a hundred years before; as, a centennial ode.

Centennial (a.) Happening once in a hundred years; as, centennial jubilee; a centennial celebration.

Centennial (a.) Lasting or aged a hundred years.

Centennial (n.) The celebration of the hundredth anniversary of any event; a centenary.

Centennially (adv.) Once in a hundred years.

Center (n.) A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the middle point or place.

Center (n.) The middle or central portion of anything.

Center (n.) A principal or important point of concentration; the nucleus around which things are gathered or to which they tend; an object of attention, action, or force; as, a center of attaction.

Center (n.) The earth.

Center (n.) Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.

Center (n.) A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.

Center (n.) One of the two conical steel pins, in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.

Center (n.) A conical recess, or indentation, in the end of a shaft or other work, to receive the point of a center, on which the work can turn, as in a lathe.

Centered (imp. & p. p.) of Centre

Centred () of Centre

Centering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centre

Centring () of Centre

Center (v. i.) Alt. of Centre

Centre (v. i.) To be placed in a center; to be central.

Centre (v. i.) To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.

Center (v. t.) Alt. of Centre

Centre (v. t.) To place or fix in the center or on a central point.

Centre (v. t.) To collect to a point; to concentrate.

Centre (v. t.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.

Centerbit (n.) Alt. of Centrebit

Centrebit (n.) An instrument turning on a center, for boring holes. See Bit, n., 3.

Centerboard (n.) Alt. of Centreboard

Centreboard (n.) A movable or sliding keel formed of a broad board or slab of wood or metal which may be raised into a water-tight case amidships, when in shallow water, or may be lowered to increase the area of lateral resistance and prevent leeway when the vessel is beating to windward. It is used in vessels of all sizes along the coast of the United States

Centerfire cartridge () See under Cartridge.

Centering (n.) Same as Center, n., 6.

Centerpiece (n.) Alt. of Centrepiece

Centrepiece (n.) An ornament to be placed in the center, as of a table, ceiling, atc.; a central article or figure.

Centesimal (a.) Hundredth.

Centesimal (n.) A hundredth part.

Centesimation (n.) The infliction of the death penalty upon one person in every hundred, as in cases of mutiny.

Centesm (n.) Hundredth.

-mi (pl. ) of Centesimo

Centesimo (n.) A copper coin of Italy and Spain equivalent to a centime.

Centiare (n.) See centare.

Centicipitous (a.) Hundred-headed.

Centifidous (a.) Divided into a hundred parts.

Centifolious (a.) Having a hundred leaves.

Centigrade (a.) Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts.

Centigrade (a.) Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10! centigrade (or 10! C.).

Centigram (n.) Alt. of Centigramme

Centigramme (n.) The hundredth part of a gram; a weight equal to .15432 of a grain. See Gram.

Centiliter (n.) Alt. of Centilitre

Centilitre (n.) The hundredth part of a liter; a measure of volume or capacity equal to a little more than six tenths (0.6102) of a cubic inch, or one third (0.338) of a fluid ounce.

Centiloquy (n.) A work divided into a hundred parts.

Centime (n.) The hundredth part of a franc; a small French copper coin and money of account.

Centimeter (n.) Alt. of Centimetre

Centimetre (n.) The hundredth part of a meter; a measure of length equal to rather more than thirty-nine hundredths (0.3937) of an inch. See Meter.

Centinel (n.) Sentinel.

Centinody (n.) A weed with a stem of many joints (Illecebrum verticillatum); also, the Polygonum aviculare or knotgrass.

Centiped (n.) A species of the Myriapoda; esp. the large, flattened, venomous kinds of the order Chilopoda, found in tropical climates. they are many-jointed, and have a great number of feet.

Centistere (n.) The hundredth part of a stere, equal to .353 cubic feet.

Centner (n.) A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts.

Centner (n.) The commercial hundredweight in several of the continental countries, varying in different places from 100 to about 112 pounds.

Centos (pl. ) of Cento

Cento (n.) A literary or a musical composition formed by selections from different authors disposed in a new order.

Centonism (n.) The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing a cento or centos.

Central (a.) Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points.

Central (n.) Alt. of Centrale

Centrale (n.) The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the navicular.

Centralism (n.) The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.

Centralism (n.) The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.

Centralities (pl. ) of Centrality

Centrality (n.) The state of being central; tendency towards a center.

Centralization (n.) The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.

Centralized (imp. & p. p.) of Centralize

Centralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centralize

Centralize (v. t.) To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control.

Centrally (adv.) In a central manner or situation.

Centre (n. & v.) See Center.

Centric (a.) Alt. of Centrical

Centrical (a.) Placed in the center or middle; central.

Centricity (n.) The state or quality of being centric; centricalness.

Centrifugal (a.) Tending, or causing, to recede from the center.

Centrifugal (a.) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.

Centrifugal (a.) Having the radicle turned toward the sides of the fruit, as some embryos.

Centrifugal (n.) A centrifugal machine.

Centrifugence (n.) The property or quality of being centrifugal.

Centring (n.) See Centring.

Centripetal (a.) Tending, or causing, to approach the center.

Centripetal (a.) Expanding first at the base of the inflorescence, and proceeding in order towards the summit.

Centripetal (a.) Having the radicle turned toward the axis of the fruit, as some embryos.

Centripetal (a.) Progressing by changes from the exterior of a thing toward its center; as, the centripetal calcification of a bone.

Centripetence (n.) Centripetency.

Centripetency (n.) Tendency toward the center.

Centriscoid (a.) Allied to, or resembling, the genus Centriscus, of which the bellows fish is an example.

Centrobaric (a.) Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it.

Centrode (n.) In two figures having relative motion, one of the two curves which are the loci of the instantaneous center.

Centroid (n.) The center of mass, inertia, or gravity of a body or system of bodies.

Centrolecithal (a.) Having the food yolk placed at the center of the ovum, segmentation being either regular or unequal.

Centrolinead (n.) An instrument for drawing lines through a point, or lines converging to a center.

Centrolineal (a.) Converging to a center; -- applied to lines drawn so as to meet in a point or center.

Centrosome (n.) A peculiar rounded body lying near the nucleus of a cell. It is regarded as the dynamic element by means of which the machinery of cell division is organized.

Centrostaltic (a.) A term applied to the action of nerve force in the spinal center.

Centrums (pl. ) of Centrum

Centra (pl. ) of Centrum

Centrum (n.) The body, or axis, of a vertebra. See Vertebra.

Centry (n.) See Sentry.

Centumviri (pl. ) of Centumvir

Centumvir (n.) One of a court of about one hundred judges chosen to try civil suits. Under the empire the court was increased to 180, and met usually in four sections.

Centumviral (a.) Of or pertaining to the centumviri, or to a centumvir.

Centumvirate (n.) The office of a centumvir, or of the centumviri.

Centuple (a.) Hundredfold.

Centuple (v. t.) To increase a hundredfold.

Centuplicated (imp. & p. p.) of Centuplicate

Centuplicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centuplicate

Centuplicate (a.) To make a hundredfold; to repeat a hundred times.

Centurial (a.) Of or pertaining to a century; as, a centurial sermon.

Centuriate (a.) Pertaining to, or divided into, centuries or hundreds.

Centuriate (v. t.) To divide into hundreds.

Centuriator (n.) Alt. of Centurist

Centurist (n.) An historian who distinguishes time by centuries, esp. one of those who wrote the "Magdeburg Centuries." See under Century.

Centurion (n.) A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.

Centuries (pl. ) of Century

Century (n.) A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.

Century (n.) A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.

Century (n.) A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.

Century (n.) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.

Cepevorous (a.) Feeding upon onions.

Cephalad (adv.) Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to caudad.

Cephalalgia (n.) Alt. of Cephalalgy

Cephalalgy (n.) Pain in the head; headache.

Cephalalgic (a.) Relating to, or affected with, headache.

Cephalalgic (n.) A remedy for the headache.

Cephalanthium (n.) Same as Anthodium.

Cephalaspis (n.) A genus of fossil ganoid fishes found in the old red sandstone or Devonian formation. The head is large, and protected by a broad shield-shaped helmet prolonged behind into two lateral points.

Cephalata (n. pl.) A large division of Mollusca, including all except the bivalves; -- so called because the head is distinctly developed. See Illustration in Appendix.

Cephalate (a.) Having a head.

Cephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior.

Cephalic (n.) A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.

Cephalitis (n.) Same as Phrenitis.

Cephalization (n.) Domination of the head in animal life as expressed in the physical structure; localization of important organs or parts in or near the head, in animal development.

Cephalo () A combining form denoting the head, of the head, connected with the head; as, cephalosome, cephalopod.

Cephalocercal (a.) Relating to the long axis of the body.

Cephaloid (a.) Shaped like the head.

Cephalology (n.) The science which treats of the head.

Cephalomere (n.) One of the somites (arthromeres) which make up the head of arthropods.

Cephalometer (n.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.

Cephalon (n.) The head.

Cephalophora (n. pl.) The cephalata.

Cephalopod (n.) Alt. of Cephalopode

Cephalopode (n.) One of the Cephalopoda.

Cephalopoda (n. pl.) The highest class of Mollusca.

Cephalopodic (a.) Alt. of Cephalopodous

Cephalopodous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the cephalopods.

Cephaloptera (n.) One of the generic names of the gigantic ray (Manta birostris), known as devilfish and sea devil. It is common on the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and farther south. Some of them grow to enormous size, becoming twenty feet of more across the body, and weighing more than a ton.

Cephalosome (n.) The anterior region or head of insects and other arthropods.

Cephalostyle (n.) The anterior end of the notochord and its bony sheath in the base of cartilaginous crania.

Cephalothorax (n.) The anterior portion of any one of the Arachnida and higher Crustacea, consisting of the united head and thorax.

Cephalotome (n.) An instrument for cutting into the fetal head, to facilitate delivery.

Cephalotomy (n.) Dissection or opening of the head.

Cephalotomy (n.) Craniotomy; -- usually applied to bisection of the fetal head with a saw.

Cephalotribe (n.) An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.

Cephalotripsy (n.) The act or operation of crushing the head of a fetus in the womb in order to effect delivery.

Cephalotrocha (n.) A kind of annelid larva with a circle of cilia around the head.

Cephalous (a.) Having a head; -- applied chiefly to the Cephalata, a division of mollusks.

Cepheus (n.) A northern constellation near the pole. Its head, which is in the Milky Way, is marked by a triangle formed by three stars of the fourth magnitude. See Cassiopeia.

Ceraceous (a.) Having the texture and color of new wax; like wax; waxy.

Cerago (n.) Beebread.

Ceramic (a.) Of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.

Ceramics (n.) The art of making things of baked clay; as pottery, tiles, etc.

Ceramics (n.) Work formed of clay in whole or in part, and baked; as, vases, urns, etc.

Cerargyrite (n.) Native silver chloride, a mineral of a white to pale yellow or gray color, darkening on exposure to the light. It may be cut by a knife, like lead or horn (hence called horn silver).

Cerasin (n.) A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; -- called also meta-arabinic acid.

Cerasin (n.) A gummy mucilaginous substance; -- called also bassorin, tragacanthin, etc.

Cerasinous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, cerasin.

Cerasinous (a.) Of a cherry color.

Cerastes (n.) A genus of poisonous African serpents, with a horny scale over each eye; the horned viper.

Cerate (n.) An unctuous preparation for external application, of a consistence intermediate between that of an ointment and a plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.

Cerated (p. a.) Covered with wax.

Ceratine (a.) Sophistical.

Ceratobranchia (n. pl.) A group of nudibranchiate Mollusca having on the back papilliform or branched organs serving as gills.

Ceratobranchial (a.) Pertaining to the bone, or cartilage, below the epibranchial in a branchial arch.

Ceratobranchial (n.) A ceratobranchial bone, or cartilage.

Ceratodus (n.) A genus of ganoid fishes, of the order Dipnoi, first known as Mesozoic fossil fishes; but recently two living species have been discovered in Australian rivers. They have lungs so well developed that they can leave the water and breathe in air. In Australia they are called salmon and baramunda. See Dipnoi, and Archipterygium.

Ceratohyal (a.) Pertaining to the bone, or cartilage, below the epihyal in the hyoid arch.

Ceratohyal (n.) A ceratohyal bone, or cartilage, which, in man, forms one of the small horns of the hyoid.

Ceratosaurus (n.) A carnivorous American Jurassic dinosaur allied to the European Megalosaurus. The animal was nearly twenty feet in length, and the skull bears a bony horn core on the united nasal bones. See Illustration in Appendix.

Ceratospongiae (n. pl.) An order of sponges in which the skeleton consists of horny fibers. It includes all the commercial sponges.

Ceraunics (n.) That branch of physics which treats of heat and electricity.

Ceraunoscope (n.) An instrument or apparatus employed in the ancient mysteries to imitate thunder and lightning.

Cerberean (a.) Of or pertaining to, or resembling, Cerberus.

Cerberus (n.) A monster, in the shape of a three-headed dog, guarding the entrance into the infernal regions, Hence: Any vigilant custodian or guardian, esp. if surly.

Cerberus (n.) A genus of East Indian serpents, allied to the pythons; the bokadam.

Cercal (a.) Of or pertaining to the tail.

Cercarle (pl. ) of Cercaria

Cercaria (n.) The larval form of a trematode worm having the shape of a tadpole, with its body terminated by a tail-like appendage.

Cercarian (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, the Cercariae.

Cercarian (n.) One of the Cercariae.

Cercopod (n.) One of the jointed antenniform appendages of the posterior somites of certain insects.

Cerci (pl. ) of Cercus

Cercus (n.) See Cercopod.

Cere (n.) The soft naked sheath at the base of the beak of birds of prey, parrots, and some other birds. See Beak.

Cered (imp. & p. p.) of Cere

Cering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cere

Cere (v. t.) To wax; to cover or close with wax.

Cereal (a.) Of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their seeds or grain.

Cereal (n.) Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; -- usually in the plural.

Cerealia (n. pl.) Public festivals in honor of Ceres.

Cerealia (n. pl.) The cereals.

Cerealin (n.) A nitrogenous substance closely resembling diastase, obtained from bran, and possessing the power of converting starch into dextrin, sugar, and lactic acid.

Cerebel (n.) The cerebellum.

Cerebellar (a.) Alt. of Cerebellous

Cerebellous (a.) Pertaining to the cerebellum.

Cerebellums (pl. ) of Cerebellum

Cerebella (pl. ) of Cerebellum

Cerebellum (n.) The large lobe of the hind brain in front of and above the medulla; the little brain. It controls combined muscular action. See Brain.

Cerebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the cerebrum.

Cerebral (n.) One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual, n.

Cerebralism (n.) The doctrine or theory that psychical phenomena are functions or products of the brain only.

Cerebralist (n.) One who accepts cerebralism.

Cerebrate (v. i.) To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action.

Cerebration (n.) Action of the brain, whether conscious or unconscious.

Cerebric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the brain.

Cerebricity (n.) Brain power.

Cerebriform (a.) Like the brain in form or substance.

Cerebrifugal (a.) Applied to those nerve fibers which go from the brain to the spinal cord, and so transfer cerebral impulses (centrifugal impressions) outwards.

Cerebrin (n.) A nonphosphorized, nitrogenous substance, obtained from brain and nerve tissue by extraction with boiling alcohol. It is uncertain whether it exists as such in nerve tissue, or is a product of the decomposition of some more complex substance.

Cerebripetal (a.) Applied to those nerve fibers which go from the spinal cord to the brain and so transfer sensations (centripetal impressions) from the exterior inwards.

Cerebritis (n.) Inflammation of the cerebrum.

Cerebroid (a.) Resembling, or analogous to, the cerebrum or brain.

Cerebrology (n.) The science which treats of the cerebrum or brain.

Cerebropathy (n.) A hypochondriacal condition verging upon insanity, occurring in those whose brains have been unduly taxed; -- called also brain fag.

Cerebroscopy (n.) Examination of the brain for the diagnosis of disease; esp., the act or process of diagnosticating the condition of the brain by examination of the interior of the eye (as with an ophthalmoscope).

Cerebrose (n.) A sugarlike body obtained by the decomposition of the nitrogenous non-phosphorized principles of the brain.

Cerebro-spinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.

Cerebrums (pl. ) of Cerebrum

Cerebra (pl. ) of Cerebrum

Cerebrum (n.) The anterior, and in man the larger, division of the brain; the seat of the reasoning faculties and the will. See Brain.

Cerecloth (n.) A cloth smeared with melted wax, or with some gummy or glutinous matter.

Cerement (n.) A cerecloth used for the special purpose of enveloping a dead body when embalmed.

Cerement (n.) Any shroud or wrapping for the dead.

Ceremonial (a.) Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.

Ceremonial (a.) Observant of forms; ceremonious. [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]

Ceremonial (n.) A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.

Ceremonial (n.) The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

Ceremonialism (n.) Adherence to external rites; fondness for ceremony.

Ceremonially (adv.) According to rites and ceremonies; as, a person ceremonially unclean.

Ceremonialness (n.) Quality of being ceremonial.

Ceremonious (a.) Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]

Ceremonious (a.) According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious.

Ceremoniously (adv.) In a ceremonious way.

Ceremoniousness (n.) The quality, or practice, of being ceremonious.

Ceremonies (pl. ) of Ceremony

Ceremony (n.) Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.

Ceremony (n.) Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.

Ceremony (n.) A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc.

Ceremony (n.) A sign or prodigy; a portent.

Cereous (a.) Waxen; like wax.

Ceres (n.) The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.

Ceres (n.) The first discovered asteroid.

Ceresin (n.) A white wax, made by bleaching and purifying ozocerite, and used as a substitute for beeswax.

Cereus (n.) A genus of plants of the Cactus family. They are natives of America, from California to Chili.

Cerial (a.) Same as Cerrial.

Ceriferous (a.) Producing wax.

Cerin (n.) A waxy substance extracted by alcohol or ether from cork; sometimes applied also to the portion of beeswax which is soluble in alcohol.

Cerin (n.) A variety of the mineral allanite.

Cerinthian (n.) One of an ancient religious sect, so called from Cerinthus, a Jew, who attempted to unite the doctrines of Christ with the opinions of the Jews and Gnostics.

Ceriph (n.) One of the fine lines of a letter, esp. one of the fine cross strokes at the top and bottom of letters.

Cerise (a.) Cherry-colored; a light bright red; -- applied to textile fabrics, especially silk.

Cerite (n.) A gastropod shell belonging to the family Cerithiidae; -- so called from its hornlike form.

Cerite (n.) A mineral of a brownish of cherry-red color, commonly massive. It is a hydrous silicate of cerium and allied metals.

Cerium (n.) A rare metallic element, occurring in the minerals cerite, allanite, monazite, etc. Symbol Ce. Atomic weight 141.5. It resembles iron in color and luster, but is soft, and both malleable and ductile. It tarnishes readily in the air.

Cernuous (a.) Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; -- said of a bud, flower, fruit, or the capsule of a moss.

Cero (n.) A large and valuable fish of the Mackerel family, of the genus Scomberomorus. Two species are found in the West Indies and less commonly on the Atlantic coast of the United States, -- the common cero (Scomberomorus caballa), called also kingfish, and spotted, or king, cero (S. regalis).

Cerograph (n.) A writing on wax.

Cerographic (a.) Alt. of Cerographical

Cerographical (a.) Of or pertaining to cerography.

Cerographist (n.) One who practices cerography.

Cerography (n.) The art of making characters or designs in, or with, wax.

Cerography (n.) A method of making stereotype plates from inscribed sheets of wax.

Cerolite (n.) A hydrous silicate of magnesium, allied to serpentine, occurring in waxlike masses of a yellow or greenish color.

Ceroma (n.) The unguent (a composition of oil and wax) with which wrestlers were anointed among the ancient Romans.

Ceroma (n.) That part of the baths and gymnasia in which bathers and wrestlers anointed themselves.

Ceroma (n.) The cere of birds.

Ceromancy (n.) Divination by dropping melted wax in water.

Ceroon (n.) A bale or package. covered with hide, or with wood bound with hide; as, a ceroon of indigo, cochineal, etc.

Ceroplastic (a.) Relating to the art of modeling in wax.

Ceroplastic (a.) Modeled in wax; as, a ceroplastic figure.

Ceroplastics (n.) Alt. of Ceroplasty

Ceroplasty (n.) The art of modeling in wax.

Cerosin (n.) A waxy substance obtained from the bark of the sugar cane, and crystallizing in delicate white laminae.

Cerote (n.) See Cerate.

Cerotene (n.) A white waxy solid obtained from Chinese wax, and by the distillation of cerotin.

Cerotic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, beeswax or Chinese wax; as, cerotic acid or alcohol.

Cerotin (n.) A white crystalline substance, C27H55.OH, obtained from Chinese wax, and regarded as an alcohol of the marsh gas series; -- called also cerotic alcohol, ceryl alcohol.

Cerrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the cerris.

Cerris (n.) A species of oak (Quercus cerris) native in the Orient and southern Europe; -- called also bitter oak and Turkey oak.

Certain (a.) Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.

Certain (a.) Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive.

Certain (a.) Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.

Certain (a.) Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.

Certain (a.) Unfailing; infallible.

Certain (a.) Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.

Certain (a.) Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; -- sometimes used independenty as a noun, and meaning certain persons.

Certain (n.) Certainty.

Certain (n.) A certain number or quantity.

Certain (adv.) Certainly.

Certainly (adv.) Without doubt or question; unquestionably.

Certainness (n.) Certainty.

Certainties (pl. ) of Certainty

Certainty (n.) The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.

Certainty (n.) A fact or truth unquestionable established.

Certainty (n.) Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.

Certes (adv.) Certainly; in truth; verily.

Certificate (n.) A written testimony to the truth of any fact; as, certificate of good behavior.

Certificate (n.) A written declaration legally authenticated.

Certificated (imp. & p. p.) of Certificate

Certificating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Certificate

Certificate (v. t.) To verify or vouch for by certificate.

Certificate (v. t.) To furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher.

Certification (n.) The act of certifying.

Certifier (n.) One who certifies or assures.

Certified (imp. & p. p.) of Certify

Certifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Certify

Certify (v. t.) To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain.

Certify (v. t.) To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify.

Certify (v. t.) To testify to in writing; to make a declaration concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal.

Certiorari (n.) A writ issuing out of chancery, or a superior court, to call up the records of a inferior court, or remove a cause there depending, in order that the party may have more sure and speedy justice, or that errors and irregularities may be corrected. It is obtained upon complaint of a party that he has not received justice, or can not have an impartial trial in the inferior court.

Certitude (n.) Freedom from doubt; assurance; certainty.

Cerule (a.) Blue; cerulean.

Cerulean (a.) Sky-colored; blue; azure.

Ceruleous (a.) Cerulean.

Cerulific (a.) Producing a blue or sky color.

Cerumen (n.) The yellow, waxlike secretion from the glands of the external ear; the earwax.

Ceruminous (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, cerumen; as, the ceruminous glands.

Ceruse (n.) White lead, used as a pigment. See White lead, under White.

Ceruse (n.) A cosmetic containing white lead.

Ceruse (n.) The native carbonate of lead.

Cerused (a.) Washed with a preparation of white lead; as, cerused face.

Cerusite (n.) Alt. of Cerussite

Cerussite (n.) Native lead carbonate; a mineral occurring in colorless, white, or yellowish transparent crystals, with an adamantine, also massive and compact.

Cervantite (n.) See under Antimony.

Cervelat (n.) An ancient wind instrument, resembling the bassoon in tone.

Cervical (a.) Of or pertaining to the neck; as, the cervical vertebrae.

Cervicide (n.) The act of killing deer; deer-slaying.

Cervine (a.) Of or pertaining to the deer, or to the family Cervidae.

Cervixes (pl. ) of Cervix

Cervices (pl. ) of Cervix

Cervix (n.) The neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of Bird.

Cervus (n.) A genus of ruminants, including the red deer and other allied species.

Ceryl (n.) A radical, C27H55 supposed to exist in several compounds obtained from Chinese wax, beeswax, etc.

Cesarean (a.) Alt. of Cesarian

Cesarian (a.) Same as Caesarean, Caesarian.

Cesarism (n.) See Caesarism.

Cespitine (n.) An oil obtained by distillation of peat, and containing various members of the pyridine series.

Cespititious (a.) Same as Cespitious.

Cespitose (a.) Having the form a piece of turf, i. e., many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots.

Cespitous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting, of resembling, turf; turfy.

Cess (n.) A rate or tax.

Cess (n.) Bound; measure.

Cessed (imp. & p. p.) of Cess

Cessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cess

Cess (v. t.) To rate; to tax; to assess.

Cess (v. i.) To cease; to neglect.

Cessant (a.) Inactive; dormant

Cessation (n.) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.

Cessavit (n.) A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.

Cesser (v. i.) a neglect of a tenant to perform services, or make payment, for two years.

Cessible (a.) Giving way; yielding.

Cession (n.) A yielding to physical force.

Cession (n.) Concession; compliance.

Cession (n.) A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.

Cession (n.) The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.

Cession (n.) The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.

Cessionary (a.) Having surrendered the effects; as, a cessionary bankrupt.

Cessment (v. t.) An assessment or tax.

Cessor (v. i.) One who neglects, for two years, to perform the service by which he holds lands, so that he incurs the danger of the writ of cessavit. See Cessavit.

Cessor (v. t.) An assessor.

Cesspipe (n.) A pipe for carrying off waste water, etc., from a sink or cesspool.

Cesspool (n.) A cistern in the course, or the termination, of a drain, to collect sedimentary or superfluous matter; a privy vault; any receptacle of filth.

Cest (n.) A woman's girdle; a cestus.

Cestode (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cestoidea.

Cestode (n.) One of the Cestoidea.

Cestoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cestoidea.

Cestoid (n.) One of the Cestoidea.

Cestoidea (n. pl.) A class of parasitic worms (Platelminthes) of which the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or segments, each of which may contain a complete set of male and female reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See Tapeworm.

Cestoldean (n.) One of the Cestoidea.

Cestraciont (n.) A shark of the genus Cestracion, and of related genera. The posterior teeth form a pavement of bony plates for crushing shellfish. Most of the species are extinct. The Port Jackson shark and a similar one found in California are living examples.

Cestraciont (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the genus Cestracion.

Cestus (n.) A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.

Cestus (n.) A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species (Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.

Cestus (n.) A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.

Cestuy (pron.) Alt. of Cestui

Cestui (pron.) He; the one.

Cesura (n.) See Caesura.

Cesural (a.) See Caesural.

Cetacea (n. pl.) An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to paddles; the tail flukes are horizontal. There are two living suborders:

Cetacean (n.) One of the Cetacea.

Cetaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cetacea.

Cete (n.) One of the Cetacea, or collectively, the Cetacea.

Cetene (n.) An oily hydrocarbon, C16H32, of the ethylene series, obtained from spermaceti.

Ceterach (n.) A species of fern with fronds (Asplenium Ceterach).

Cetewale (n.) Same as Zedoary.

Cetic (a.) Of or pertaining to a whale.

Cetin (n.) A white, waxy substance, forming the essential part of spermaceti.

Cetological (a.) Of or pertaining to cetology.

Cetologist (a.) One versed in cetology.

Cetology (n.) The description or natural history of cetaceous animals.

Cetraric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the lichen, Iceland moss (Cetaria Islandica).

Cetrarin (n.) A white substance extracted from the lichen, Iceland moss (Cetraria Islandica). It consists of several ingredients, among which is cetraric acid, a white, crystalline, bitter substance.

Cetyl (n.) A radical, C16H33, not yet isolated, but supposed to exist in a series of compounds homologous with the ethyl compounds, and derived from spermaceti.

Cetylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, spermaceti.

Ceylanite (n.) A dingy blue, or grayish black, variety of spinel. It is also called pleonaste.

Ceylonese (a.) Of or pertaining to Ceylon.

Ceylonese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Ceylon.

De- () A prefix from Latin de down, from, away; as in debark, decline, decease, deduct, decamp. In words from the French it is equivalent to Latin dis-apart, away; or sometimes to de. Cf. Dis-. It is negative and opposite in derange, deform, destroy, etc. It is intensive in deprave, despoil, declare, desolate, etc.

Deacon (n.) An officer in Christian churches appointed to perform certain subordinate duties varying in different communions. In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, a person admitted to the lowest order in the ministry, subordinate to the bishops and priests. In Presbyterian churches, he is subordinate to the minister and elders, and has charge of certain duties connected with the communion service and the care of the poor. In Congregational churches, he is subordinate to the pastor, and has duties as in the Presbyterian church.

Deacon (n.) The chairman of an incorporated company.

Deacon (v. t.) To read aloud each line of (a psalm or hymn) before singing it, -- usually with off.

Deaconess (n.) A female deacon

Deaconess (n.) One of an order of women whose duties resembled those of deacons.

Deaconess (n.) A woman set apart for church work by a bishop.

Deaconess (n.) A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists.

Deaconhood (n.) The state of being a deacon; office of a deacon; deaconship.

Deaconry (n.) See Deaconship.

Deaconship (n.) The office or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.

Dead (a.) Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.

Dead (a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.

Dead (a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.

Dead (a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.

Dead (a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.

Dead (a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.

Dead (a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.

Dead (a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.

Dead (a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.

Dead (a.) Bringing death; deadly.

Dead (a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.

Dead (a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.

Dead (a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.

Dead (a.) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.

Dead (a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.

Dead (adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.

Dead (n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

Dead (n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.

Dead (v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

Dead (v. i.) To die; to lose life or force.

Dead beat () See Beat, n., 7.

Deadbeat (a.) Making a beat without recoil; giving indications by a single beat or excursion; -- said of galvanometers and other instruments in which the needle or index moves to the extent of its deflection and stops with little or no further oscillation.

Deadborn (a.) Stillborn.

Deadened (imp. & p. p.) of Deaden

Deadening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deaden

Deaden (a.) To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound.

Deaden (a.) To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to deaden a ship's headway.

Deaden (a.) To make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine.

Deaden (a.) To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure; as, to deaden gilding by a coat of size.

Deadener (n.) One who, or that which, deadens or checks.

Dead-eye (n.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; -- used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also deadman's eye.

Deadhead (n.) One who receives free tickets for theaters, public conveyances, etc.

Deadhead (n.) A buoy. See under Dead, a.

Dead-hearted (a.) Having a dull, faint heart; spiritless; listless.

Deadhouse (n.) A morgue; a place for the temporary reception and exposure of dead bodies.

Deadish (a.) Somewhat dead, dull, or lifeless; deathlike.

Deadlatch (n.) A kind of latch whose bolt may be so locked by a detent that it can not be opened from the inside by the handle, or from the outside by the latch key.

Deadlight (n.) A strong shutter, made to fit open ports and keep out water in a storm.

Deadlihood (n.) State of the dead.

Deadliness (n.) The quality of being deadly.

Deadlock (n.) A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.

Deadlock (n.) A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.

Deadly (a.) Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound.

Deadly (a.) Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.

Deadly (a.) Subject to death; mortal.

Deadly (adv.) In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death.

Deadly (adv.) In a manner to occasion death; mortally.

Deadly (adv.) In an implacable manner; destructively.

Deadly (adv.) Extremely.

Deadness (n.) The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.

Dead-pay (n.) Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.

Dead-reckoning (n.) See under Dead, a.

Deads (n. pl.) The substances which inclose the ore on every side.

Dead-stroke (a.) Making a stroke without recoil; deadbeat.

Deadwood (n.) A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.

Deadwood (n.) Dead trees or branches; useless material.

Deadworks (n. pl.) The parts of a ship above the water when she is laden.

Deaf (a.) Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.

Deaf (a.) Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.

Deaf (a.) Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.

Deaf (a.) Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.

Deaf (a.) Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.

Deaf (v. t.) To deafen.

Deafened (imp. & p. p.) of Deafen

Deafening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deafen

Deafen (v. t.) To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.

Deafen (v. t.) To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc.

Deafening (n.) The act or process of rendering impervious to sound, as a floor or wall; also, the material with which the spaces are filled in this process; pugging.

Deafly (adv.) Without sense of sounds; obscurely.

Deafly (a.) Lonely; solitary.

Deaf-mute (n.) A person who is deaf and dumb; one who, through deprivation or defect of hearing, has either failed the acquire the power of speech, or has lost it.

Deaf-mutism (n.) The condition of being a deaf-mute.

Deafness (n.) Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs which prevents the impression which constitute hearing; want of the sense of hearing.

Deafness (n.) Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is addressed to the understanding.

Deal (n.) A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.

Deal (n.) The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.

Deal (n.) Distribution; apportionment.

Deal (n.) An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains.

Deal (n.) The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.

Deal (n.) Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.

Dealt (imp. & p. p.) of Deal

Dealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deal

Deal (n.) To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.

Deal (n.) Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.

Deal (v. i.) To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.

Deal (v. i.) To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.

Deal (v. i.) To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with.

Deal (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.

Deal (v. i.) To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.

Dealbate (v. t.) To whiten.

Dealbation (n.) Act of bleaching; a whitening.

Dealer (n.) One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.

Dealer (n.) One who distributes cards to the players.

Dealfish (n.) A long, thin fish of the arctic seas (Trachypterus arcticus).

Dealing (n.) The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person.

Dealth (n.) Share dealt.

Deambulate (v. i.) To walk abroad.

Deambulation (n.) A walking abroad; a promenading.

Deambulatory (a.) Going about from place to place; wandering; of or pertaining to a deambulatory.

Deambulatory (n.) A covered place in which to walk; an ambulatory.

Dean (n.) A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.

Dean (n.) The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.

Dean (n.) The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.

Dean (n.) A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.

Dean (n.) The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by courtesy.

Deaneries (pl. ) of Deanery

Deanery (n.) The office or the revenue of a dean. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.

Deanery (n.) The residence of a dean.

Deanery (n.) The territorial jurisdiction of a dean.

Deanship (n.) The office of a dean.

Dear (superl.) Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.

Dear (superl.) Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.

Dear (superl.) Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.

Dear (superl.) Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.

Dear (superl.) Of agreeable things and interests.

Dear (superl.) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.

Dear (n.) A dear one; lover; sweetheart.

Dear (adv.) Dearly; at a high price.

Dear (v. t.) To endear.

Dearborn (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, with curtained sides.

Dear-bought (a.) Bought at a high price; as, dear-bought experience.

Deare () variant of Dere, v. t. & n.

Dearie (n.) Same as Deary.

Dearling (n.) A darling.

Dear-loved (a.) Greatly beloved.

Dearly (adv.) In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.

Dearly (adv.) At a high rate or price; grievously.

Dearly (adv.) Exquisitely.

Dearn (a.) Secret; lonely; solitary; dreadful.

Dearn (v. t.) Same as Darn.

Dearness (n.) The quality or state of being dear; costliness; excess of price.

Dearness (n.) Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness.

Dearth (n.) Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine.

Dearticulate (v. t.) To disjoint.

Dearworth (a.) Precious.

Deary (n.) A dear; a darling.

Deas (n.) See Dais.

Death (v. i.) The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.

Death (v. i.) Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory.

Death (v. i.) Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.

Death (v. i.) Cause of loss of life.

Death (v. i.) Personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe.

Death (v. i.) Danger of death.

Death (v. i.) Murder; murderous character.

Death (v. i.) Loss of spiritual life.

Death (v. i.) Anything so dreadful as to be like death.

Deathbed (n.) The bed in which a person dies; hence, the closing hours of life of one who dies by sickness or the like; the last sickness.

Deathbird (n.) Tengmalm's or Richardson's owl (Nyctale Tengmalmi); -- so called from a superstition of the North American Indians that its note presages death.

Deathblow (n.) A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or destroys.

Deathful (a.) Full of death or slaughter; murderous; destructive; bloody.

Deathful (a.) Liable to undergo death; mortal.

Deathfulness (n.) Appearance of death.

Deathless (a.) Not subject to death, destruction, or extinction; immortal; undying; imperishable; as, deathless beings; deathless fame.

Deathlike (a.) Resembling death.

Deathlike (a.) Deadly.

Deathliness (n.) The quality of being deathly; deadliness.

Deathly (a.) Deadly; fatal; mortal; destructive.

Deathly (adv.) Deadly; as, deathly pale or sick.

Death's-head (n.) A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death.

Death's-herb (n.) The deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).

Deathsman (n.) An executioner; a headsman or hangman.

Deathward (adv.) Toward death.

Deathwatch (n.) A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, which is a call of the sexes to each other, but has been imagined by superstitious people to presage death.

Deathwatch (n.) A small wingless insect, of the family Psocidae, which makes a similar but fainter sound; -- called also deathtick.

Deathwatch (n.) The guard set over a criminal before his execution.

Deaurate (a.) Gilded.

Deaurate (v. t.) To gild.

Deauration (n.) Act of gilding.

Deave (v. t.) To stun or stupefy with noise; to deafen.

Debacchate (v. i.) To rave as a bacchanal.

Debacchation (n.) Wild raving or debauchery.

Debacle (n.) A breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris.

Debarred (imp. & p. p.) of Debar

Debarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debar

Debar (v. t.) To cut off from entrance, as if by a bar or barrier; to preclude; to hinder from approach, entry, or enjoyment; to shut out or exclude; to deny or refuse; -- with from, and sometimes with of.

Debarb (v. t.) To deprive of the beard.

Debarked (imp. & p. p.) of Debark

Debarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debark

Debark (v. t. & i.) To go ashore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to put ashore.

Debarkation (n.) Disembarkation.

Debarment (n.) Hindrance from approach; exclusion.

Debarrass (v. t.) To disembarrass; to relieve.

Debased (imp. & p. p.) of Debase

Debasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debase

Debase (a.) To reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of worth, dignity, purity, station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to deteriorate; to abase; as, to debase the character by crime; to debase the mind by frivolity; to debase style by vulgar words.

Debased (a.) Turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed.

Debasement (n.) The act of debasing or the state of being debased.

Debaser (n.) One who, or that which, debases.

Debasingly (adv.) In a manner to debase.

Debatable (a.) Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question.

Debated (imp. & p. p.) of Debate

Debating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debate

Debate (v. t.) To engage in combat for; to strive for.

Debate (v. t.) To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.

Debate (v. i.) To engage in strife or combat; to fight.

Debate (v. i.) To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; -- often followed by on or upon.

Debate (v. t.) A fight or fighting; contest; strife.

Debate (v. t.) Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing action; strife in argument; controversy; as, the debates in Parliament or in Congress.

Debate (v. t.) Subject of discussion.

Debateful (a.) Full of contention; contentious; quarrelsome.

Debatefully (adv.) With contention.

Debatement (n.) Controversy; deliberation; debate.

Debater (n.) One who debates; one given to argument; a disputant; a controvertist.

Debating (n.) The act of discussing or arguing; discussion.

Debatingly (adv.) In the manner of a debate.

Debauched (imp. & p. p.) of Debauch

Debauching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debauch

Debauch (n.) To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce; as, to debauch one's self by intemperance; to debauch a woman; to debauch an army.

Debauch (n.) Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.

Debauch (n.) An act or occasion of debauchery.

Debauched (a.) Dissolute; dissipated.

Debauchedly (adv.) In a profligate manner.

Debauchedness (n.) The state of being debauched; intemperance.

Debauchee (v. t.) One who is given to intemperance or bacchanalian excesses; a man habitually lewd; a libertine.

Debaucher (n.) One who debauches or corrupts others; especially, a seducer to lewdness.

Debaucheries (pl. ) of Debauchery

Debauchery (n.) Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.

Debauchery (n.) Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

Debauchment (n.) The act of corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.

Debauchness (n.) Debauchedness.

Debeige (n.) A kind of woolen or mixed dress goods.

Debel (v. t.) To conquer.

Debellate (v. t.) To subdue; to conquer in war.

Debellation (n.) The act of conquering or subduing.

De bene esse () Of well being; of formal sufficiency for the time; conditionally; provisionally.

Debenture (n.) A writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a debt due to some person; the sum thus due.

Debenture (n.) A customhouse certificate entitling an exporter of imported goods to a drawback of duties paid on their importation.

Debentured (a.) Entitled to drawback or debenture; as, debentured goods.

Debile (a.) Weak.

Debilitant (a.) Diminishing the energy of organs; reducing excitement; as, a debilitant drug.

Debilitated (imp. & p. p.) of Debilitate

Debilitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debilitate

Debilitate (v. t.) To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance.

Debilitation (n.) The act or process of debilitating, or the condition of one who is debilitated; weakness.

Debility (a.) The state of being weak; weakness; feebleness; languor.

Debit (n.) A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.

Debited (imp. & p. p.) of Debit

Debiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debit

Debit (v. t.) To charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold.

Debit (v. t.) To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; as, to debit the amount of goods sold.

Debitor (n.) A debtor.

Debituminization (n.) The act of depriving of bitumen.

Debituminize (v. t.) To deprive of bitumen.

Deblai (n.) The cavity from which the earth for parapets, etc. (remblai), is taken.

Debonair (a.) Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant.

Debonairity (n.) Debonairness.

Debonairly (adv.) Courteously; elegantly.

Debonairness (n.) The quality of being debonair; good humor; gentleness; courtesy.

Debosh (v. t.) To debauch.

Deboshment (n.) Debauchment.

Debouched (imp. & p. p.) of Debouch

Debouching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debouch

Debouch (v. i.) To march out from a wood, defile, or other confined spot, into open ground; to issue.

Debouche (n.) A place for exit; an outlet; hence, a market for goods.

Debouchure (n.) The outward opening of a river, of a valley, or of a strait.

Debris (n.) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.

Debris (n.) Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.

Debruised (a.) Surmounted by an ordinary; as, a lion is debruised when a bend or other ordinary is placed over it, as in the cut.

Debt (n.) That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.

Debt (n.) A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass.

Debt (n.) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due.

Debted (p. a.) Indebted; obliged to.

Debtee (n.) One to whom a debt is due; creditor; -- correlative to debtor.

Debtless (a.) Free from debt.

Debtor (n.) One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.

Debulliate (v. i.) To boil over.

Debulition (n.) A bubbling or boiling over.

Deburse (v. t. & i.) To disburse.

Debuscope (n.) A modification of the kaleidoscope; -- used to reflect images so as to form beautiful designs.

Debut (n.) A beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker.

Debutant () Alt. of Debutante

Debutante () A person who makes his (or her) first appearance before the public.

Deca- () A prefix, from Gr. de`ka, signifying ten; specifically (Metric System), a prefix signifying the weight or measure that is ten times the principal unit.

Decacerata (n. pl.) The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids, cuttlefishes, and others having ten arms or tentacles; -- called also Decapoda. [Written also Decacera.] See Dibranchiata.

Decachord (n.) Alt. of Decachordon

Decachordon (n.) An ancient Greek musical instrument of ten strings, resembling the harp.

Decachordon (n.) Something consisting of ten parts.

Decucuminated (a.) Having the point or top cut off.

Decad (n.) A decade.

Decadal (a.) Pertaining to ten; consisting of tens.

Decade (n.) A group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy.

Decadence (n.) Alt. of Decadency

Decadency (n.) A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. "The old castle, where the family lived in their decadence."

Decadent (a.) Decaying; deteriorating.

Decadist (n.) A writer of a book divided into decades; as, Livy was a decadist.

Decagon (n.) A plane figure having ten sides and ten angles; any figure having ten angles. A regular decagon is one that has all its sides and angles equal.

Decagonal (a.) Pertaining to a decagon; having ten sides.

Decagram (n.) Alt. of Decagramme

Decagramme (n.) A weight of the metric system; ten grams, equal to about 154.32 grains avoirdupois.

Decagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants characterized by having ten styles.

Decagynian (a.) Alt. of Deccagynous

Deccagynous (a.) Belonging to the Decagynia; having ten styles.

Decahedral (a.) Having ten sides.

Decahedrons (pl. ) of Decahedron

Decahedra (pl. ) of Decahedron

Decahedron (n.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces.

Decalcification (n.) The removal of calcareous matter.

Decalcified (imp. & p. p.) of Decalcify

Decalcifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decalcify

Decalcify (v. t.) To deprive of calcareous matter; thus, to decalcify bones is to remove the stony part, and leave only the gelatin.

Decalcomania (n.) Alt. of Decalcomanie

Decalcomanie (n.) The art or process of transferring pictures and designs to china, glass, marble, etc., and permanently fixing them thereto.

Decaliter (n.) Alt. of Decalitre

Decalitre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of ten liters, equal to about 610.24 cubic inches, that is, 2.642 wine gallons.

Decalog (n.) Decalogue.

Decalogist (n.) One who explains the decalogue.

Decalogue (n.) The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.

Decameron (n.) A celebrated collection of tales, supposed to be related in ten days; -- written in the 14th century, by Boccaccio, an Italian.

Decameter (n.) Alt. of Decametre

Decametre (n.) A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches.

Decamped (imp. & p. p.) of Decamp

Decamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decamp

Decamp (v. i.) To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground, usually by night or secretly.

Decamp (v. i.) Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; -- generally used disparagingly.

Decampment (n.) Departure from a camp; a marching off.

Decanal (a.) Pertaining to a dean or deanery.

Decandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants characterized by having ten stamens.

Decandrian (a.) Alt. of Decandrous

Decandrous (a.) Belonging to the Decandria; having ten stamens.

Decane (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H22, of the paraffin series, including several isomeric modifications.

Decangular (a.) Having ten angles.

Decani (a.) Used of the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed; decanal; -- correlative to cantoris; as, the decanal, or decani, side.

Decanted (imp. & p. p.) of Decant

Decanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decant

Decant (v. t.) To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.

Decantate (v. t.) To decant.

Decantation (n.) The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.

Decanter (n.) A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.

Decanter (n.) One who decants liquors.

Decaphyllous (a.) Having ten leaves.

Decapitated (imp. & p. p.) of Decapitate

Decapitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decapitate

Decapitate (v. t.) To cut off the head of; to behead.

Decapitate (v. t.) To remove summarily from office.

Decapitation (n.) The act of beheading; beheading.

Decapod (n.) A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively.

Decapoda (n. pl.) The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc.

Decapoda (n. pl.) A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods including the cuttlefishes and squids. See Decacera.

Deccapodal (a.) Alt. of Deccapodous

Deccapodous (a.) Belonging to the decapods; having ten feet; ten-footed.

Decarbonate (v. t.) To deprive of carbonic acid.

Decarbonization (n.) The action or process of depriving a substance of carbon.

Decarbonized (imp. & p. p.) of Decarbonize

Decarbonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decarbonize

Decarbonize (v. t.) To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel; to decarbonize the blood.

Decarbonizer (n.) He who, or that which, decarbonizes a substance.

Decarburization (n.) The act, process, or result of decarburizing.

Decarburize (v. t.) To deprive of carbon; to remove the carbon from.

Decard (v. t.) To discard.

Decardinalize (v. t.) To depose from the rank of cardinal.

Decastere (n.) A measure of capacity, equal to ten steres, or ten cubic meters.

Decastich (n.) A poem consisting of ten lines.

Decastyle (a.) Having ten columns in front; -- said of a portico, temple, etc.

Decastyle (n.) A portico having ten pillars or columns in front.

Decasyllabic (a.) Having, or consisting of, ten syllables.

Decatoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, decane.

Decayed (imp. & p. p.) of Decay

Decaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decay

Decay (v. i.) To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to waste away; to decline; to fail; to become weak, corrupt, or disintegrated; to rot; to perish; as, a tree decays; fortunes decay; hopes decay.

Decay (v. t.) To cause to decay; to impair.

Decay (v. t.) To destroy.

Decay (n.) Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; decline; deterioration; as, the decay of the body; the decay of virtue; the decay of the Roman empire; a castle in decay.

Decay (n.) Destruction; death.

Decay (n.) Cause of decay.

Decayed (a.) Fallen, as to physical or social condition; affected with decay; rotten; as, decayed vegetation or vegetables; a decayed fortune or gentleman.

Decayer (n.) A causer of decay.

Decease (n.) Departure, especially departure from this life; death.

Deceased (imp. & p. p.) of Decease

Deceasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decease

Decease (v. i.) To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.

Deceased (a.) Passed away; dead; gone.

Decede (n.) To withdraw.

Decedent (a.) Removing; departing.

Decedent (n.) A deceased person.

Deceit (n.) An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.

Deceit (n.) Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.

Deceitful (a.) Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere.

Deceitfully (adv.) With intent to deceive.

Deceitfulness (n.) The disposition to deceive; as, a man's deceitfulness may be habitual.

Deceitfulness (n.) The quality of being deceitful; as, the deceitfulness of a man's practices.

Deceitfulness (n.) Tendency to mislead or deceive.

Deceitless (a.) Free from deceit.

Deceivable (a.) Fitted to deceive; deceitful.

Deceivable (a.) Subject to deceit; capable of being misled.

Deceivableness (n.) Capability of deceiving.

Deceivableness (n.) Liability to be deceived or misled; as, the deceivableness of a child.

Deceivably (adv.) In a deceivable manner.

Deceived (imp. & p. p.) of Deceive

Deceiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deceive

Deceive (v. t.) To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.

Deceive (v. t.) To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.

Deceive (v. t.) To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.

Deceiver (n.) One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.

December (n.) The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice.

December (n.) Fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life.

Decemdentate (a.) Having ten points or teeth.

Decemfid (a.) Cleft into ten parts.

Decemlocular (a.) Having ten cells for seeds.

Decempedal (a.) Ten feet in length.

Decempedal (a.) Having ten feet; decapodal.

Decemvirs (pl. ) of Decemvir

Decemviri (pl. ) of Decemvir

Decemvir (n.) One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.

Decemvir (n.) A member of any body of ten men in authority.

Decemviral (a.) Pertaining to the decemvirs in Rome.

Decemvirate (n.) The office or term of office of the decemvirs in Rome.

Decemvirate (n.) A body of ten men in authority.

Decemvirship (n.) The office of a decemvir.

Decence (n.) Decency.

Decencies (pl. ) of Decency

Decency (n.) The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seemliness; hence, freedom from obscenity or indecorum; modesty.

Decency (n.) That which is proper or becoming.

Decene (n.) One of the higher hydrocarbons, C10H20, of the ethylene series.

Decennaries (pl. ) of Decennary

Decennary (n.) A period of ten years.

Decennary (n.) A tithing consisting of ten neighboring families.

Decennial (a.) Consisting of ten years; happening every ten years; as, a decennial period; decennial games.

Decennial (n.) A tenth year or tenth anniversary.

Decenniums (pl. ) of Decennium

Decennia (pl. ) of Decennium

Decennium (n.) A period of ten years.

Decennoval (a.) Alt. of Decennovary

Decennovary (a.) Pertaining to the number nineteen; of nineteen years.

Decent (a.) Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.

Decent (a.) Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.

Decent (a.) Comely; shapely; well-formed.

Decent (a.) Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.

Decentralization (n.) The action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized.

Decentralize (v. t.) To prevent from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from the center or place of concentration; to divide and distribute (what has been united or concentrated); -- esp. said of authority, or the administration of public affairs.

Deceptible (a.) Capable of being deceived; deceivable.

Deception (n.) The act of deceiving or misleading.

Deception (n.) The state of being deceived or misled.

Deception (n.) That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.

Deceptious (a.) Tending deceive; delusive.

Deceptive (a.) Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance.

Deceptively (adv.) In a manner to deceive.

Deceptiveness (n.) The power or habit of deceiving; tendency or aptness to deceive.

Deceptivity (n.) Deceptiveness; a deception; a sham.

Deceptory (a.) Deceptive.

Decern (v. t.) To perceive, discern, or decide.

Decern (v. t.) To decree; to adjudge.

Decerniture (n.) A decree or sentence of a court.

Decerp (v. t.) To pluck off; to crop; to gather.

Decerpt (a.) Plucked off or away.

Decerptible (a.) That may be plucked off, cropped, or torn away.

Decerption (n.) The act of plucking off; a cropping.

Decerption (n.) That which is plucked off or rent away; a fragment; a piece.

Decertation (n.) Contest for mastery; contention; strife.

Decession (n.) Departure; decrease; -- opposed to accesion.

Decharm (v. t.) To free from a charm; to disenchant.

Dechristianized (imp. & p. p.) of Dechristianize

Dechristianizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dechristianize

Dechristianize (v. t.) To turn from, or divest of, Christianity.

Decidable (a.) Capable of being decided; determinable.

Decided (imp. & p. p.) of Decide

Deciding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decide

Decide (v. t.) To cut off; to separate.

Decide (v. t.) To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.

Decide (v. i.) To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.

Decided (a.) Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage.

Decided (a.) Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose; fully settled; positive; resolute; as, a decided opinion or purpose.

Decidedly (adv.) In a decided manner; indisputably; clearly; thoroughly.

Decidement (n.) Means of forming a decision.

Decidence (n.) A falling off.

Decider (n.) One who decides.

Decidua (n.) The inner layer of the wall of the uterus, which envelops the embryo, forms a part of the placenta, and is discharged with it.

Deciduata (n. pl.) A group of Mammalia in which a decidua is thrown off with, or after, the fetus, as in the human species.

Deciduate (a.) Possessed of, or characterized by, a decidua.

Deciduity (n.) Deciduousness.

Deciduous (a.) Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such as hair, teeth, antlers, etc.; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane.

Deciduousness (n.) The quality or state of being deciduous.

Decigram (n.) Alt. of Decigramme

Decigramme (n.) A weight in the metric system; one tenth of a gram, equal to 1.5432 grains avoirdupois.

Decil (n.) Alt. of Decile

Decile (n.) An aspect or position of two planets, when they are distant from each other a tenth part of the zodiac, or 36!.

Deciliter (n.) Alt. of Decilitre

Decilitre (n.) A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.

Decillion (n.) According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed. [See the Note under Numeration.]

Decillionth (a.) Pertaining to a decillion, or to the quotient of unity divided by a decillion.

Decillionth (n.) The quotient of unity divided by a decillion.

Decillionth (n.) One of a decillion equal parts.

Decimal (a.) Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens; having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten times the unit next smaller; as, decimal notation; a decimal coinage.

Decimal (n.) A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.

Decimalism (n.) The system of a decimal currency, decimal weights, measures, etc.

Decimalize (v. t.) To reduce to a decimal system; as, to decimalize the currency.

Decimally (adv.) By tens; by means of decimals.

Decimated (imp. & p. p.) of Decimate

Decimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decimate

Decimate (v. t.) To take the tenth part of; to tithe.

Decimate (v. t.) To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny.

Decimate (v. t.) To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.

Decimation (n.) A tithing.

Decimation (n.) A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.

Decimation (n.) The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war.

Decimator (n.) One who decimates.

Decime (n.) A French coin, the tenth part of a franc, equal to about two cents.

Decimeter (n.) Alt. of Decimetre

Decimetre (n.) A measure of length in the metric system; one tenth of a meter, equal to 3.937 inches.

Decimosexto (n.) A book consisting of sheets, each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of book; -- usually written 16mo or 16!.

Decimosexto (a.) Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; as, a decimosexto form, book, leaf, size.

Decine (n.) One of the higher hydrocarbons, C10H15, of the acetylene series; -- called also decenylene.

Deciphered (imp. & p. p.) of Decipher

Deciphering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decipher

Decipher (v. t.) To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.

Decipher (v. t.) To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.

Decipher (v. t.) To stamp; to detect; to discover.

Decipherable (a.) Capable of being deciphered; as, old writings not decipherable.

Decipherer (n.) One who deciphers.

Decipheress (n.) A woman who deciphers.

Decipherment (n.) The act of deciphering.

Decipiency (n.) State of being deceived; hallucination.

Decipium (n.) A supposed rare element, said to be associated with cerium, yttrium, etc., in the mineral samarskite, and more recently called samarium. Symbol Dp. See Samarium.

Decision (n.) Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.

Decision (n.) The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.

Decision (n.) An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.

Decision (n.) The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.

Decisive (a.) Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.

Decisive (a.) Marked by promptness and decision.

Decisory (a.) Able to decide or determine; having a tendency to decide.

Decistere (n.) The tenth part of the stere or cubic meter, equal to 3.531 cubic feet. See Stere.

Decitizenize (v. t.) To deprive of the rights of citizenship.

Decivilize (v. t.) To reduce from civilization to a savage state.

Decked (imp. & p. p.) of Deck

Decking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deck

Deck (v. t.) To cover; to overspread.

Deck (v. t.) To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.

Deck (v. t.) To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.

Deck (v.) The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks.

Deck (v.) The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb roof when made nearly flat.

Deck (v.) The roof of a passenger car.

Deck (v.) A pack or set of playing cards.

Deck (v.) A heap or store.

Deckel (n.) Same as Deckle.

Decker (n.) One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer; as, a table decker.

Decker (n.) A vessel which has a deck or decks; -- used esp. in composition; as, a single-decker; a three-decker.

Deckle (n.) A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper.

Declaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Declaim

Declaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Declaim

Declaim (v. i.) To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.

Declaim (v. i.) To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.

Declaim (v. t.) To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.

Declaim (v. t.) To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.

Declaimant (n.) A declaimer.

Declaimer (n.) One who declaims; an haranguer.

Declamation (n.) The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.

Declamation (n.) A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.

Declamation (n.) Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.

Declamator (n.) A declaimer.

Declamatory (a.) Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.

Declamatory (a.) Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.

Declarable (a.) Capable of being declared.

Declarant (n.) One who declares.

Declaration (n.) The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declaration of an opinion; a declaration of war, etc.

Declaration (n.) That which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal.

Declaration (n.) The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of Independence (now preserved in Washington).

Declaration (n.) That part of the process in which the plaintiff sets forth in order and at large his cause of complaint; the narration of the plaintiff's case containing the count, or counts. See Count, n., 3.

Declarative (a.) Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.

Declaratively (adv.) By distinct assertion; not impliedly; in the form of a declaration.

Declarator (n.) A form of action by which some right or interest is sought to be judicially declared.

Declaratorily (adv.) In a declaratory manner.

Declaratory (a.) Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature.

Declared (imp. & p. p.) of Declare

Declaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Declare

Declare (v. t.) To make clear; to free from obscurity.

Declare (v. t.) To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.

Declare (v. t.) To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.

Declare (v. t.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.

Declare (v. i.) To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies.

Declare (v. i.) To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.

Declaredly (adv.) Avowedly; explicitly.

Declaredness (n.) The state of being declared.

Declarement (n.) Declaration.

Declarer (n.) One who makes known or proclaims; that which exhibits.

Declension (n.) The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.

Declension (n.) A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.

Declension (n.) Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.

Declension (n.) Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.

Declension (n.) The form of the inflection of a word declined by cases; as, the first or the second declension of nouns, adjectives, etc.

Declension (n.) Rehearsing a word as declined.

Declensional (a.) Belonging to declension.

Declinable (a.) Capable of being declined; admitting of declension or inflection; as, declinable parts of speech.

Declinal (a.) Declining; sloping.

Declinate (a.) Bent downward or aside; (Bot.) bending downward in a curve; declined.

Declination (n.) The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head.

Declination (n.) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.

Declination (n.) The act of deviating or turning aside; oblique motion; obliquity; withdrawal.

Declination (n.) The act or state of declining or refusing; withdrawal; refusal; averseness.

Declination (n.) The angular distance of any object from the celestial equator, either northward or southward.

Declination (n.) The arc of the horizon, contained between the vertical plane and the prime vertical circle, if reckoned from the east or west, or between the meridian and the plane, reckoned from the north or south.

Declination (n.) The act of inflecting a word; declension. See Decline, v. t., 4.

Declinator (n.) An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.

Declinator (n.) A dissentient.

Declinatory (a.) Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.

Declinature (n.) The act of declining or refusing; as, the declinature of an office.

Declined (imp. & p. p.) of Decline

Declining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decline

Decline (v. i.) To bend, or lean downward; to take a downward direction; to bend over or hang down, as from weakness, weariness, despondency, etc.; to condescend.

Decline (v. i.) To tend or draw towards a close, decay, or extinction; to tend to a less perfect state; to become diminished or impaired; to fail; to sink; to diminish; to lessen; as, the day declines; virtue declines; religion declines; business declines.

Decline (v. i.) To turn or bend aside; to deviate; to stray; to withdraw; as, a line that declines from straightness; conduct that declines from sound morals.

Decline (v. i.) To turn away; to shun; to refuse; -- the opposite of accept or consent; as, he declined, upon principle.

Decline (v. t.) To bend downward; to bring down; to depress; to cause to bend, or fall.

Decline (v. t.) To cause to decrease or diminish.

Decline (v. t.) To put or turn aside; to turn off or away from; to refuse to undertake or comply with; reject; to shun; to avoid; as, to decline an offer; to decline a contest; he declined any participation with them.

Decline (v. t.) To inflect, or rehearse in order the changes of grammatical form of; as, to decline a noun or an adjective.

Decline (v. t.) To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun.

Decline (v. i.) A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is tending toward extinction or a less perfect state; as, the decline of life; the decline of strength; the decline of virtue and religion.

Decline (v. i.) That period of a disorder or paroxysm when the symptoms begin to abate in violence; as, the decline of a fever.

Decline (v. i.) A gradual sinking and wasting away of the physical faculties; any wasting disease, esp. pulmonary consumption; as, to die of a decline.

Declined (a.) Declinate.

Decliner (n.) He who declines or rejects.

Declinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the declination of the magnetic needle.

Declinous (a.) Declinate.

Declivitous (a.) Alt. of Declivous

Declivous (a.) Descending gradually; moderately steep; sloping; downhill.

Declivities (pl. ) of Declivity

Declivity (n.) Deviation from a horizontal line; gradual descent of surface; inclination downward; slope; -- opposed to acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as descending, being a declivity, which, considered as ascending, is an acclivity.

Declivity (n.) A descending surface; a sloping place.

Decocted (imp. & p. p.) of Decoct

Decocting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decoct

Decoct (v. t.) To prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water; to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling; to make an infusion of.

Decoct (v. t.) To prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest; to concoct.

Decoct (v. t.) To warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling.

Decoctible (a.) Capable of being boiled or digested.

Decoction (n.) The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.

Decoction (n.) An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.

Decocture (n.) A decoction.

Decollated (imp. & p. p.) of Decollate

Decollating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decollate

Decollate (v. t.) To sever from the neck; to behead; to decapitate.

Decollated (a.) Decapitated; worn or cast off in the process of growth, as the apex of certain univalve shells.

Decollation (n.) The act of beheading or state of one beheaded; -- especially used of the execution of St. John the Baptist.

Decollation (n.) A painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist.

Decollete (a.) Leaving the neck and shoulders uncovered; cut low in the neck, or low-necked, as a dress.

Decolling (n.) Beheading.

Decolor (v. t.) To deprive of color; to bleach.

Decolorant (n.) A substance which removes color, or bleaches.

Decolorate (a.) Deprived of color.

Decolorate (v. t.) To decolor.

Decoloration (n.) The removal or absence of color.

Decolorize (v. t.) To deprive of color; to whiten.

Decomplex (a.) Repeatedly compound; made up of complex constituents.

Decomposable (a.) Capable of being resolved into constituent elements.

Decomposed (imp. & p. p.) of Decompose

Decomposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decompose

Decompose (v. t.) To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.

Decompose (v. i.) To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.

Decomposed (a.) Separated or broken up; -- said of the crest of birds when the feathers are divergent.

Decomposite (a.) Compounded more than once; compounded with things already composite.

Decomposite (a.) See Decompound, a., 2.

Decomposite (n.) Anything decompounded.

Decomposition (n.) The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc.

Decomposition (n.) The state of being reduced into original elements.

Decomposition (n.) Repeated composition; a combination of compounds.

Decompounded (imp. & p. p.) of Decompound

Decompounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decompound

Decompound (v. t.) To compound or mix with that is already compound; to compound a second time.

Decompound (v. t.) To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose.

Decompound (a.) Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time.

Decompound (a.) Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite.

Decompound (n.) A decomposite.

Decompoundable (a.) Capable of being decompounded.

Deconcentrate (v. t.) To withdraw from concentration; to decentralize.

Deconcentration (n.) Act of deconcentrating.

Deconcoct (v. t.) To decompose.

Deconsecrate (v. t.) To deprive of sacredness; to secularize.

Decorament (v. t.) Ornament.

Decorated (imp. & p. p.) of Decorate

Decorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decorate

Decorate (v. t.) To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary; to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to decorate a hero with honors.

Decoration (n.) The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.

Decoration (n.) That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.

Decoration (n.) Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.

Decorative (a.) Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning.

Decorator (n.) One who decorates, adorns, or embellishes; specifically, an artisan whose business is the decoration of houses, esp. their interior decoration.

Decore (v. t.) To decorate; to beautify.

Decorement (n.) Ornament.

Decorous (a.) Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge.

Decorticated (imp. & p. p.) of Decorticate

Decorticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decorticate

Decorticate (v. t.) To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull.

Decortication (n.) The act of stripping off the bark, rind, hull, or outer coat.

Decorticator (n.) A machine for decorticating wood, hulling grain, etc.; also, an instrument for removing surplus bark or moss from fruit trees.

Decorum (n.) Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character, or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seemliness; that which is seemly or suitable.

Decoyed (imp. & p. p.) of Decoy

Decoying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decoy

Decoy (v. t.) To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net.

Decoy (n.) Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait.

Decoy (n.) A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot.

Decoy (n.) A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them.

Decoy (n.) A person employed by officers of justice, or parties exposed to injury, to induce a suspected person to commit an offense under circumstances that will lead to his detection.

Decoy-duck (n.) A duck used to lure wild ducks into a decoy; hence, a person employed to lure others into danger.

Decoyer (n.) One who decoys another.

Decoy-men (pl. ) of Decoy-man

Decoy-man (n.) A man employed in decoying wild fowl.

Decreased (imp. & p. p.) of Decrease

Decreasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decrease

Decrease (n.) To grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.

Decrease (v. t.) To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.

Decrease (v.) A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.

Decrease (v.) The wane of the moon.

Decreaseless (a.) Suffering no decrease.

Decreasing (a.) Becoming less and less; diminishing.

Decreation (n.) Destruction; -- opposed to creation.

Decree (n.) An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru// decision.

Decree (n.) A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.

Decree (n.) A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.

Decree (n.) An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.

Decreed (imp. & p. p.) of Decree

Decreeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decree

Decree (v. t.) To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.

Decree (v. t.) To ordain by fate.

Decree (v. i.) To make decrees; -- used absolutely.

Decreeable (a.) Capable of being decreed.

Decreer (n.) One who decrees.

Decreet (n.) The final judgment of the Court of Session, or of an inferior court, by which the question at issue is decided.

Decrement (n.) The state of becoming gradually less; decrease; diminution; waste; loss.

Decrement (n.) The quantity lost by gradual diminution or waste; -- opposed to increment.

Decrement (n.) A name given by Hauy to the successive diminution of the layers of molecules, applied to the faces of the primitive form, by which he supposed the secondary forms to be produced.

Decrement (n.) The quantity by which a variable is diminished.

Decrepit (a.) Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.

Decrepitated (imp. & p. p.) of Decrepitate

Decrepitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decrepitate

Decrepitate (v. t.) To roast or calcine so as to cause a crackling noise; as, to decrepitate salt.

Decrepitate (v. i.) To crackle, as salt in roasting.

Decrepitation (n.) The act of decrepitating; a crackling noise, such as salt makes when roasting.

Decrepitness (n.) Decrepitude.

Decrepitude (n.) The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities of age; infirm old age.

Decrescendo (a. & adv.) With decreasing volume of sound; -- a direction to performers, either written upon the staff (abbreviated Dec., or Decresc.), or indicated by the sign.

Decrescent (a.) Becoming less by gradual diminution; decreasing; as, a decrescent moon.

Decrescent (n.) A crescent with the horns directed towards the sinister.

Decretal (a.) Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle.

Decretal (a.) An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The decretals form the second part of the canon law.

Decretal (a.) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort.

Decrete (n.) A decree.

Decretion (n.) A decrease.

Decretist (n.) One who studies, or professes the knowledge of, the decretals.

Decretive (n.) Having the force of a decree; determining.

Decretorial (a.) Decretory; authoritative.

Decretorily (adv.) In a decretory or definitive manner; by decree.

Decretory (a.) Established by a decree; definitive; settled.

Decretory (a.) Serving to determine; critical.

Decrew (v. i.) To decrease.

Decrial (n.) A crying down; a clamorous censure; condemnation by censure.

Decrier (n.) One who decries.

Decrown (v. t.) To deprive of a crown; to discrown.

Decrustation (n.) The removal of a crust.

Decried (imp. & p. p.) of Decry

Decrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decry

Decry (v. t.) To cry down; to censure as faulty, mean, or worthless; to clamor against; to blame clamorously; to discredit; to disparage.

Decubation (n.) Act of lying down; decumbence.

Decubitus (n.) An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus.

Decuman (a.) Large; chief; -- applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order. [R.] Also used substantively.

Decumbence (n.) Alt. of Decumbency

Decumbency (n.) The act or posture of lying down.

Decumbent (a.) Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.

Decumbent (a.) Reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand, and tending to rise at the summit or apex; as, a decumbent stem.

Decumbently (adv.) In a decumbent posture.

Decumbiture (n.) Confinement to a sick bed, or time of taking to one's bed from sickness.

Decumbiture (n.) Aspect of the heavens at the time of taking to one's sick bed, by which the prognostics of recovery or death were made.

Decuple (a.) Tenfold.

Decuple (n.) A number ten times repeated.

Decupled (imp. & p. p.) of Decuple

Decupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decuple

Decuple (v. t.) To make tenfold; to multiply by ten.

Decurion (n.) A head or chief over ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of ten soldiers.

Decurionate (n.) The office of a decurion.

Decurrence (n.) The act of running down; a lapse.

Decurrent (a.) Extending downward; -- said of a leaf whose base extends downward and forms a wing along the stem.

Decursion (n.) A flowing; also, a hostile incursion.

Decursive (a.) Running down; decurrent.

Decursively (adv.) In a decursive manner.

Decurt (v. t.) To cut short; to curtail.

Decurtation (n.) Act of cutting short.

Decuries (pl. ) of Decury

Decury (n.) A set or squad of ten men under a decurion.

Decussated (imp. & p. p.) of Decussate

Decussating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decussate

Decussate (v. t.) To cross at an acute angle; to cut or divide in the form of X; to intersect; -- said of lines in geometrical figures, rays of light, nerves, etc.

Decussate (a.) Alt. of Decussated

Decussated (a.) Crossed; intersected.

Decussated (a.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or branches.

Decussated (a.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a decussated period.

Decussately (adv.) In a decussate manner.

Decussation (n.) Act of crossing at an acute angle, or state of being thus crossed; an intersection in the form of an X; as, the decussation of lines, nerves, etc.

Decussative (a.) Intersecting at acute angles.

Decussatively (adv.) Crosswise; in the form of an X.

Decyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, C10H21, never existing alone, but regarded as the characteristic constituent of a number of compounds of the paraffin series.

Decylic (a.) Allied to, or containing, the radical decyl.

Dedalian (a.) See Daedalian.

Dedalous (a.) See Daedalous.

Dedans (n.) A division, at one end of a tennis court, for spectators.

Dede (a.) Dead.

Dedecorate (v. t.) To bring to shame; to disgrace.

Dedecoration (n.) Disgrace; dishonor.

Dedecorous (a.) Disgraceful; unbecoming.

Dedentition (n.) The shedding of teeth.

Dedicate (p. a.) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.

Dedicated (imp. & p. p.) of Dedicate

Dedicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dedicate

Dedicate (v. t.) To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.

Dedicate (v. t.) To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.

Dedicate (v. t.) To inscribe or address, as to a patron.

Dedicatee (n.) One to whom a thing is dedicated; -- correlative to dedicator.

Dedication (n.) The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.

Dedication (n.) A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.

Dedication (n.) An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.

Dedicator (n.) One who dedicates; more especially, one who inscribes a book to the favor of a patron, or to one whom he desires to compliment.

Dedicatorial (a.) Dedicatory.

Dedicatory (a.) Constituting or serving as a dedication; complimental.

Dedicatory (n.) Dedication.

Dedimus (n.) A writ to commission private persons to do some act in place of a judge, as to examine a witness, etc.

Dedition (n.) The act of yielding; surrender.

Dedolent (a.) Feeling no compunction; apathetic.

Deduced (imp. & p. p.) of Deduce

Deducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deduce

Deduce (v. t.) To lead forth.

Deduce (v. t.) To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole.

Deduce (v. t.) To derive or draw; to derive by logical process; to obtain or arrive at as the result of reasoning; to gather, as a truth or opinion, from what precedes or from premises; to infer; -- with from or out of.

Deducement (n.) Inference; deduction; thing deduced.

Deducibility (n.) Deducibleness.

Deducible (a.) Capable of being deduced or inferred; derivable by reasoning, as a result or consequence.

Deducible (a.) Capable of being brought down.

Deducibleness (n.) The quality of being deducible; deducibility.

Deducibly (adv.) By deduction.

Deducive (a.) That deduces; inferential.

Deducted (imp. & p. p.) of Deduct

Deducting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deduct

Deduct (v. t.) To lead forth or out.

Deduct (v. t.) To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of.

Deduct (v. t.) To reduce; to diminish.

Deductible (a.) Capable of being deducted, taken away, or withdrawn.

Deductible (a.) Deducible; consequential.

Deduction (n.) Act or process of deducing or inferring.

Deduction (n.) Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.

Deduction (n.) That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.

Deduction (n.) That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.

Deductive (a.) Of or pertaining to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible.

Deductively (adv.) By deduction; by way of inference; by consequence.

Deductor (n.) The pilot whale or blackfish.

Deduit (n.) Delight; pleasure.

Deduplication (n.) The division of that which is morphologically one organ into two or more, as the division of an organ of a plant into a pair or cluster.

Deed (a.) Dead.

Deed (v. t.) That which is done or effected by a responsible agent; an act; an action; a thing done; -- a word of extensive application, including, whatever is done, good or bad, great or small.

Deed (v. t.) Illustrious act; achievement; exploit.

Deed (v. t.) Power of action; agency; efficiency.

Deed (v. t.) Fact; reality; -- whence we have indeed.

Deed (v. t.) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract.

Deed (v. t.) Performance; -- followed by of.

Deed (v. t.) To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.

Deedful (a.) Full of deeds or exploits; active; stirring.

Deedless (a.) Not performing, or not having performed, deeds or exploits; inactive.

Deed poll () A deed of one part, or executed by only one party, and distinguished from an indenture by having the edge of the parchment or paper cut even, or polled as it was anciently termed, instead of being indented.

Deedy (a.) Industrious; active.

Deemed (imp. & p. p.) of Deem

Deeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deem

Deem (v.) To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn.

Deem (v.) To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard.

Deem (v. i.) To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose.

Deem (v. i.) To pass judgment.

Deem (n.) Opinion; judgment.

Deemster (n.) A judge in the Isle of Man who decides controversies without process.

Deep (superl.) Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.

Deep (superl.) Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.

Deep (superl.) Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.

Deep (superl.) Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.

Deep (superl.) Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.

Deep (superl.) Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.

Deep (superl.) Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.

Deep (superl.) Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.

Deep (superl.) Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads.

Deep (adv.) To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.

Deep (n.) That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.

Deep (n.) That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.

Deepened (imp. & p. p.) of Deepen

Deepening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deepen

Deepen (v. t.) To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.

Deepen (v. t.) To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.

Deepen (v. t.) To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.

Deepen (v. t.) To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.

Deepen (v. i.) To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead; the plot deepens.

Deep-fet (a.) Deeply fetched or drawn.

Deep-laid (a.) Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; as, deep-laid plans.

Deeply (adv.) At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply.

Deeply (adv.) Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics.

Deeply (adv.) Very; with a tendency to darkness of color.

Deeply (adv.) Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument.

Deeply (adv.) With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue.

Deep-mouthed (a.) Having a loud and sonorous voice.

Deepness (n.) The state or quality of being deep, profound, mysterious, secretive, etc.; depth; profundity; -- opposed to shallowness.

Deepness (n.) Craft; insidiousness.

Deep-read (a.) Profoundly book- learned.

Deep-sea (a.) Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the sea; as, a deep-sea line (i. e., a line to take soundings at a great depth); deep-sea lead; deep-sea soundings, explorations, etc.

Deep-waisted (a.) Having a deep waist, as when, in a ship, the poop and forecastle are much elevated above the deck.

Deer (n. sing. & pl.) Any animal; especially, a wild animal.

Deer (n. sing. & pl.) A ruminant of the genus Cervus, of many species, and of related genera of the family Cervidae. The males, and in some species the females, have solid antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually. Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called venison.

Deerberry (n.) A shrub of the blueberry group (Vaccinium stamineum); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; -- called also squaw huckleberry.

Deergrass (n.) An American genus (Rhexia) of perennial herbs, with opposite leaves, and showy flowers (usually bright purple), with four petals and eight stamens, -- the only genus of the order Melastomaceae inhabiting a temperate clime.

Deerhound (n.) One of a large and fleet breed of hounds used in hunting deer; a staghound.

Deerlet (n.) A chevrotain. See Kanchil, and Napu.

Deer-neck (n.) A deerlike, or thin, ill-formed neck, as of a horse.

Deerskin (n.) The skin of a deer, or the leather which is made from it.

Deerstalker (n.) One who practices deerstalking.

Deerstalking (n.) The hunting of deer on foot, by stealing upon them unawares.

Deer's-tongue (n.) A plant (Liatris odoratissima) whose fleshy leaves give out a fragrance compared to vanilla.

Dees (n. pl.) Dice.

Dees (n.) A dais.

Deesis (n.) An invocation of, or address to, the Supreme Being.

Deess (n.) A goddess.

Deev (n.) See Dev.

Defaced (imp. & p. p.) of Deface

Defacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deface

Deface (v. t.) To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record.

Deface (v. t.) To destroy; to make null.

Defacement (n.) The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced; injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.

Defacement (n.) That which mars or disfigures.

Defacer (n.) One who, or that which, defaces or disfigures.

De facto () Actually; in fact; in reality; as, a king de facto, -- distinguished from a king de jure, or by right.

Defail (v. t.) To cause to fail.

Defailance (n.) Failure; miscarriage.

Defailure (n.) Failure.

Defalcated (imp. & p. p.) of Defalcate

Defalcating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defalcate

Defalcate (v. t.) To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc.

Defalcate (v. i.) To commit defalcation; to embezzle money held in trust.

Defalcation (n.) A lopping off; a diminution; abatement; deficit. Specifically: Reduction of a claim by deducting a counterclaim; set- off.

Defalcation (n.) That which is lopped off, diminished, or abated.

Defalcation (n.) An abstraction of money, etc., by an officer or agent having it in trust; an embezzlement.

Defalcator (n.) A defaulter or embezzler.

Defalk (v. t.) To lop off; to abate.

Defamation (n.) Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.

Defamatory (a.) Containing defamation; injurious to reputation; calumnious; slanderous; as, defamatory words; defamatory writings.

Defamed (imp. & p. p.) of Defame

Defaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defame

Defame (v. t.) To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.

Defame (v. t.) To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.

Defame (v. t.) To charge; to accuse.

Defame (n.) Dishonor.

Defamer (n.) One who defames; a slanderer; a detractor; a calumniator.

Defamingly (adv.) In a defamatory manner.

Defamous (a.) Defamatory.

Defatigable (a.) Capable of being wearied or tired out.

Defatigate (v. t.) To weary or tire out; to fatigue.

Defatigation (n.) Weariness; fatigue.

Default (n.) A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor's default.

Default (n.) Fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom.

Default (n.) A neglect of, or failure to take, some step necessary to secure the benefit of law, as a failure to appear in court at a day assigned, especially of the defendant in a suit when called to make answer; also of jurors, witnesses, etc.

Defaulted (imp. & p. p.) of Default

Defaulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Default

Default (v. i.) To fail in duty; to offend.

Default (v. i.) To fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or duty.

Default (v. i.) To fail to appear in court; to let a case go by default.

Default (v. t.) To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend.

Default (v. t.) To call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against.

Default (v. t.) To leave out of account; to omit.

Defaulter (n.) One who makes default; one who fails to appear in court when court when called.

Defaulter (n.) One who fails to perform a duty; a delinquent; particularly, one who fails to account for public money intrusted to his care; a peculator; a defalcator.

Defeasance (n.) A defeat; an overthrow.

Defeasance (n.) A rendering null or void.

Defeasance (n.) A condition, relating to a deed, which being performed, the deed is defeated or rendered void; or a collateral deed, made at the same time with a feoffment, or other conveyance, containing conditions, on the performance of which the estate then created may be defeated.

Defeasanced (a.) Liable to defeasance; capable of being made void or forfeited.

Defeasible (a.) Capable of being annulled or made void; as, a defeasible title.

Defeated (imp. & p. p.) of Defeat

Defeating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defeat

Defeat (v. t.) To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.

Defeat (v. t.) To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.

Defeat (v. t.) To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.

Defeat (v. t.) To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.

Defeat (v.) An undoing or annulling; destruction.

Defeat (v.) Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design.

Defeat (v.) An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; -- opposed to victory.

Defeature (n.) Overthrow; defeat.

Defeature (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.

Defeatured (p. p.) Changed in features; deformed.

Defecate (a.) Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.

Defecated (imp. & p. p.) of Defecate

Defecating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defecate

Defecate (v. t.) To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.

Defecate (v. t.) To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.

Defecate (v. i.) To become clear, pure, or free.

Defecate (v. i.) To void excrement.

Defecation (n.) The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification.

Defecation (n.) The act or process of voiding excrement.

Defecator (n.) That which cleanses or purifies; esp., an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and sirups.

Defect (n.) Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.

Defect (n.) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.

Defect (v. i.) To fail; to become deficient.

Defect (v. t.) To injure; to damage.

Defectibility (n.) Deficiency; imperfection.

Defectible (a.) Liable to defect; imperfect.

Defection (n.) Act of abandoning a person or cause to which one is bound by allegiance or duty, or to which one has attached himself; desertion; failure in duty; a falling away; apostasy; backsliding.

Defectionist (n.) One who advocates or encourages defection.

Defectious (a.) Having defects; imperfect.

Defective (a.) Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.

Defective (a.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.

Defectuosity (n.) Great imperfection.

Defectuous (a.) Full of defects; imperfect.

Defedation (n.) The act of making foul; pollution.

Defence (n. & v. t.) See Defense.

Defended (imp. & p. p.) of Defend

Defending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defend

Defend (v. t.) To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.

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

Defend (v. t.) To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; -- sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.

Defend (v. t.) To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.

Defendable (a.) Capable of being defended; defensible.

Defendant (a.) Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.

Defendant (a.) Making defense.

Defendant (n.) One who defends; a defender.

Defendant (n.) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; -- opposed to plaintiff.

Defendee (n.) One who is defended.

Defender (n.) One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator.

Defendress (n.) A female defender.

Defensative (n.) That which serves to protect or defend.

Defense (n.) Alt. of Defence

Defence (n.) The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.

Defence (n.) That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.

Defence (n.) Protecting plea; vindication; justification.

Defence (n.) The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action.

Defence (n.) Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.

Defence (n.) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.

Defense (v. t.) To furnish with defenses; to fortify.

Defenseless (a.) Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected.

Defenser (n.) Defender.

Defensibility (n.) Capability of being defended.

Defensible (a.) Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause.

Defensible (a.) Capable of offering defense.

Defensibleness (n.) Capability of being defended; defensibility.

Defensive (a.) Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.

Defensive (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.

Defensive (a.) In a state or posture of defense.

Defensive (n.) That which defends; a safeguard.

Defensively (adv.) On the defensive.

Defensor (n.) A defender.

Defensor (n.) A defender or an advocate in court; a guardian or protector.

Defensor (n.) The patron of a church; an officer having charge of the temporal affairs of a church.

Defensory (a.) Tending to defend; defensive; as, defensory preparations.

Deferred (imp. & p. p.) of Defer

Deferring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defer

Defer (v. t.) To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.

Defer (v. i.) To put off; to delay to act; to wait.

Defer (v. t.) To render or offer.

Defer (v. t.) To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.

Defer (v. i.) To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.

Deference (n.) A yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance.

Deferent (a.) Serving to carry; bearing.

Deferent (n.) That which carries or conveys.

Deferent (n.) An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.

Deferential (a.) Expressing deference; accustomed to defer.

Deferentially (adv.) With deference.

Deferment (n.) The act of delaying; postponement.

Deferrer (n.) One who defers or puts off.

Defervescence (n.) Alt. of Defervescency

Defervescency (n.) A subsiding from a state of ebullition; loss of heat; lukewarmness.

Defervescency (n.) The subsidence of a febrile process; as, the stage of defervescence in pneumonia.

Defeudalize (v. t.) To deprive of the feudal character or form.

Defiance (n.) The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.

Defiance (n.) A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.

Defiance (n.) A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.

Defiant (a.) Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act.

Defiatory (a.) Bidding or manifesting defiance.

Defibrinate (v. t.) To deprive of fibrin, as fresh blood or lymph by stirring with twigs.

Defibrination (n.) The act or process of depriving of fibrin.

Defibrinize (v. t.) To defibrinate.

Deficience (n.) Same as Deficiency.

Deficiencies (pl. ) of Deficiency

Deficiency (n.) The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.

Deficient (a.) Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.

Deficit (n.) Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc.

Defier (n.) One who dares and defies; a contemner; as, a defier of the laws.

Defiguration (n.) Disfiguration; mutilation.

Defigure (v. t.) To delineate.

Defiladed (imp. & p. p.) of Defilade

Defilading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defilade

Defilade (v. t.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.

Defilading (n.) The art or act of determining the directions and heights of the lines of rampart with reference to the protection of the interior from exposure to an enemy's fire from any point within range, or from any works which may be erected.

Defiled (imp. & p. p.) of Defile

Defiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defile

Defile (v. i.) To march off in a line, file by file; to file off.

Defile (v. t.) Same as Defilade.

Defile (n.) Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc.

Defile (n.) The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. See Defilade.

Defile (v. t.) To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.

Defile (v. t.) To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.

Defile (v. t.) To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.

Defile (v. t.) To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate.

Defile (v. t.) To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.

Defilement (n.) The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.

Defilement (n.) The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.

Defiler (n.) One who defiles; one who corrupts or violates; that which pollutes.

Defiliation (n.) Abstraction of a child from its parents.

Definable (a.) Capable of being defined, limited, or explained; determinable; describable by definition; ascertainable; as, definable limits; definable distinctions or regulations; definable words.

Defined (imp. & p. p.) of Define

Defining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Define

Define (v. t.) To fix the bounds of; to bring to a termination; to end.

Define (v. t.) To determine or clearly exhibit the boundaries of; to mark the limits of; as, to define the extent of a kingdom or country.

Define (v. t.) To determine with precision; to mark out with distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly; as, the defining power of an optical instrument.

Define (v. t.) To determine the precise signification of; to fix the meaning of; to describe accurately; to explain; to expound or interpret; as, to define a word, a phrase, or a scientific term.

Define (v. i.) To determine; to decide.

Definement (n.) The act of defining; definition; description.

Definer (n.) One who defines or explains.

Definite (a.) Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval.

Definite (a.) Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression.

Definite (a.) Determined; resolved.

Definite (a.) Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article.

Definite (n.) A thing defined or determined.

Definitely (adv.) In a definite manner; with precision; precisely; determinately.

Definiteness (n.) The state of being definite; determinateness; precision; certainty.

Definition (n.) The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

Definition (n.) Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

Definition (n.) Description; sort.

Definition (n.) An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

Definition (n.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Definitional (a.) Relating to definition; of the nature of a definition; employed in defining.

Definitive (a.) Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.

Definitive (a.) Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.

Definitive (a.) Determined; resolved.

Definitive (n.) A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.

Definitively (adv.) In a definitive manner.

Definitiveness (n.) The quality of being definitive.

Definitude (n.) Definiteness.

Defix (v. t.) To fix; to fasten; to establish.

Deflagrability (n.) The state or quality of being deflagrable.

Deflagrable (a.) Burning with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; hence, slightly explosive; liable to snap and crackle when heated, as salt.

Deflagrated (imp. & p. p.) of Deflagrate

Deflagrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflagrate

Deflagrate (v. i.) To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt.

Deflagrate (v. t.) To cause to burn with sudden and sparkling combustion, as by the action of intense heat; to burn or vaporize suddenly; as, to deflagrate refractory metals in the oxyhydrogen flame.

Deflagration (n.) A burning up; conflagration.

Deflagration (n.) The act or process of deflagrating.

Deflagrator (n.) A form of the voltaic battery having large plates, used for producing rapid and powerful combustion.

Deflate (v. t.) To reduce from an inflated condition.

Deflected (imp. & p. p.) of Deflect

Deflecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflect

Deflect (v. t.) To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected.

Deflect (v. i.) To turn aside; to deviate from a right or a horizontal line, or from a proper position, course or direction; to swerve.

Deflectable (a.) Capable of being deflected.

Deflected (a.) Turned aside; deviating from a direct line or course.

Deflected (a.) Bent downward; deflexed.

Deflection (n.) The act of turning aside, or state of being turned aside; a turning from a right line or proper course; a bending, esp. downward; deviation.

Deflection (n.) The deviation of a shot or ball from its true course.

Deflection (n.) A deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction.

Deflection (n.) The bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load.

Deflectionization (n.) The act of freeing from inflections.

Deflectionize (v. t.) To free from inflections.

Deflective (a.) Causing deflection.

Deflector (n.) That which deflects, as a diaphragm in a furnace, or a cone in a lamp (to deflect and mingle air and gases and help combustion).

Deflexed (a.) Bent abruptly downward.

Deflexion (n.) See Deflection.

Deflexure (n.) A bending or turning aside; deflection.

Deflorate (a.) Past the flowering state; having shed its pollen.

Defloration (n.) The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.

Defloration (n.) That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.

Defloured (imp. & p. p.) of Deflour

Deflouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflour

Deflour (v. t.) To deprive of flowers.

Deflour (v. t.) To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.

Deflour (v. t.) To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.

Deflourer (n.) One who deflours; a ravisher.

Deflow (v. i.) To flow down.

Deflower (v. t.) Same as Deflour.

Deflowerer (n.) See Deflourer.

Defluous (a.) Flowing down; falling off.

Deflux (n.) Downward flow.

Defluxion (n.) A discharge or flowing of humors or fluid matter, as from the nose in catarrh; -- sometimes used synonymously with inflammation.

Defly (adv.) Deftly.

Defoedation (n.) Defedation.

Defoliate (a.) Alt. of Defoliated

Defoliated (a.) Deprived of leaves, as by their natural fall.

Defoliation (n.) The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves.

Deforced (imp. & p. p.) of Deforce

Deforcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deforce

Deforce (v.) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of lands or a freehold.

Deforce (v.) To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force, as an officer in the execution of his duty.

Deforcement (n.) A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right.

Deforcement (n.) Resistance to an officer in the execution of law.

Deforceor (n.) Same as Deforciant.

Deforciant (n.) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.

Deforciant (n.) One against whom a fictitious action of fine was brought.

Deforciation (n.) Same as Deforcement, n.

Deforest (v. t.) To clear of forests; to disforest.

Deformed (imp. & p. p.) of Deform

Deforming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deform

Deform (v. t.) To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure.

Deform (v. t.) To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or perfection; to dishonor.

Deform (a.) Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid.

Deformation (n.) The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed.

Deformation (n.) Transformation; change of shape.

Deformed (a.) Unnatural or distorted in form; having a deformity; misshapen; disfigured; as, a deformed person; a deformed head.

Deformer (n.) One who deforms.

Deformities (pl. ) of Deformity

Deformity (a.) The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ugliness.

Deformity (a.) Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.

Deforser (n.) A deforciant.

Defoul (v. t.) To tread down.

Defoul (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.

Defrauded (imp. & p. p.) of Defraud

Defrauding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defraud

Defraud (v. t.) To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld.

Defraudation (n.) The act of defrauding; a taking by fraud.

Defrauder (n.) One who defrauds; a cheat; an embezzler; a peculator.

Defraudment (n.) Privation by fraud; defrauding.

Defrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Defray

Defraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defray

Defray (v. t.) To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc.

Defray (v. t.) To avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath.

Defrayal (n.) The act of defraying; payment; as, the defrayal of necessary costs.

Defrayer (n.) One who pays off expenses.

Defrayment (n.) Payment of charges.

Deft (a.) Apt; fit; dexterous; clever; handy; spruce; neat.

Deftly (adv.) Aptly; fitly; dexterously; neatly.

Deftness (n.) The quality of being deft.

Defunct (a.) Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased.

Defunct (n.) A dead person; one deceased.

Defunction (n.) Death.

Defunctive (a.) Funereal.

Defuse (v. t.) To disorder; to make shapeless.

Defied (imp. & p. p.) of Defy

Defying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defy

Defy (v. t.) To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.

Defy (v. t.) To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.

Defy (n.) A challenge.

Degarnished (imp. & p. p.) of Degarnish

Degarnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degarnish

Degarnish (v. t.) To strip or deprive of entirely, as of furniture, ornaments, etc.; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a house, etc.

Degarnish (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison, or of troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort.

Degarnishment (n.) The act of depriving, as of furniture, apparatus, or a garrison.

Degender (v. i.) Alt. of Degener

Degener (v. i.) To degenerate.

Degeneracy (a.) The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse.

Degeneracy (a.) The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; deterioration; meanness.

Degenerate (a.) Having become worse than one's kind, or one's former state; having declined in worth; having lost in goodness; deteriorated; degraded; unworthy; base; low.

Degenerated (imp. & p. p.) of Degenerate

Degenerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degenerate

Degenerate (v. i.) To be or grow worse than one's kind, or than one was originally; hence, to be inferior; to grow poorer, meaner, or more vicious; to decline in good qualities; to deteriorate.

Degenerate (v. i.) To fall off from the normal quality or the healthy structure of its kind; to become of a lower type.

Degenerately (adv.) In a degenerate manner; unworthily.

Degenerateness (n.) Degeneracy.

Degeneration (n.) The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration.

Degeneration (n.) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.

Degeneration (n.) A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.

Degeneration (n.) The thing degenerated.

Degenerationist (n.) A believer in the theory of degeneration, or hereditary degradation of type; as, the degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior state.

Degenerative (a.) Undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate.

Degenerous (a.) Degenerate; base.

Degenerously (adv.) Basely.

Deglazing (n.) The process of giving a dull or ground surface to glass by acid or by mechanical means.

Degloried (a.) Deprived of glory; dishonored.

Deglutinated (imp. & p. p.) of Deglutinate

Deglutinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deglutinate

Deglutinate (v. t.) To loosen or separate by dissolving the glue which unties; to unglue.

Deglutination (n.) The act of ungluing.

Deglutition (n.) The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing.

Deglutitious (a.) Pertaining to deglutition.

Deglutitory (a.) Serving for, or aiding in, deglutition.

Degradation (n.) The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.

Degradation (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.

Degradation (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.

Degradation (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.

Degradation (n.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.

Degradation (n.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.

Degraded (imp. & p. p.) of Degrade

Degrading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degrade

Degrade (v. t.) To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.

Degrade (v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.

Degrade (v. t.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

Degrade (v. i.) To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera.

Degraded (a.) Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base.

Degraded (a.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.

Degraded (a.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees.

Degradement (n.) Deprivation of rank or office; degradation.

Degradingly (adv.) In a degrading manner.

Degravation (a.) The act of making heavy.

Degree (n.) A step, stair, or staircase.

Degree (n.) One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank, acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as, degrees of vice and virtue; to advance by slow degrees; degree of comparison.

Degree (n.) The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position.

Degree (n.) Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.

Degree (n.) Grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc.

Degree (n.) A certain distance or remove in the line of descent, determining the proximity of blood; one remove in the chain of relationship; as, a relation in the third or fourth degree.

Degree (n.) Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees.

Degree (n.) State as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a2b3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax4 + bx2 = c, and mx2y2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree.

Degree (n.) A 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds.

Degree (n.) A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.

Degree (n.) A line or space of the staff.

Degu (n.) A small South American rodent (Octodon Cumingii), of the family Octodontidae.

Degust (v. t.) To taste.

Degustation (n.) Tasting; the appreciation of sapid qualities by the taste organs.

Dehisce (v. i.) To gape; to open by dehiscence.

Dehiscence (n.) The act of gaping.

Dehiscence (n.) A gaping or bursting open along a definite line of attachment or suture, without tearing, as in the opening of pods, or the bursting of capsules at maturity so as to emit seeds, etc.; also, the bursting open of follicles, as in the ovaries of animals, for the expulsion of their contents.

Dehiscent (a.) Characterized by dehiscence; opening in some definite way, as the capsule of a plant.

Dehonestate (v. t.) To disparage.

Dehonestation (n.) A dishonoring; disgracing.

Dehorned (imp. & p. p.) of Dehorn

Dehorning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dehorn

Dehorn (v. t.) To deprive of horns; to prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle) by burning their ends soon after they start. See Dishorn.

Dehors (prep.) Out of; without; foreign to; out of the agreement, record, will, or other instrument.

Dehors (n.) All sorts of outworks in general, at a distance from the main works; any advanced works for protection or cover.

Dehorted (imp. & p. p.) of Dehort

Dehorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dehort

Dehort (v. t.) To urge to abstain or refrain; to dissuade.

Dehortation (n.) Dissuasion; advice against something.

Dehortative (a.) Dissuasive.

Dehortatory (a.) Fitted or designed to dehort or dissuade.

Dehorter (n.) A dissuader; an adviser to the contrary.

Dehumanize (v. t.) To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc.; as, dehumanizing influences.

Dehusk (v. t.) To remove the husk from.

Dehydrate (v. t.) To deprive of water; to render free from water; as, to dehydrate alcohol.

Dehydration (n.) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.

Dehydrogenate (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, hydrogen.

Dehydrogenation (n.) The act or process of freeing from hydrogen; also, the condition resulting from the removal of hydrogen.

Deicide (n.) The act of killing a being of a divine nature; particularly, the putting to death of Jesus Christ.

Deicide (n.) One concerned in putting Christ to death.

Deictic (a.) Direct; proving directly; -- applied to reasoning, and opposed to elenchtic or refutative.

Deictically (adv.) In a manner to show or point out; directly; absolutely; definitely.

Deific (a.) Alt. of Deifical

Deifical (a.) Making divine; producing a likeness to God; god-making.

Deification (n.) The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.

Deified (a.) Honored or worshiped as a deity; treated with supreme regard; godlike.

Deifier (n.) One who deifies.

Deiform (a.) Godlike, or of a godlike form.

Deiform (a.) Conformable to the will of God.

Deiformity (n.) Likeness to deity.

Deified (imp. & p. p.) of Deify

Deifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deify

Deify (v. t.) To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius Caesar was deified.

Deify (v. t.) To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard; as, to deify money.

Deify (v. t.) To render godlike.

Deigned (imp. & p. p.) of Deign

Deigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deign

Deign (v. t.) To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to disdain.

Deign (v. t.) To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.

Deign (v. i.) To think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive.

Deignous (a.) Haughty; disdainful.

Deil (n.) Devil; -- spelt also deel.

Deinoceras (n.) See Dinoceras.

Deinornis (n.) See Dinornis.

Deinosaur (n.) See Dinosaur.

Deinotherium (n.) See Dinotherium.

Deintegrate (v. t.) To disintegrate.

Deinteous (a.) Alt. of Deintevous

Deintevous (a.) Rare; excellent; costly.

Deiparous (a.) Bearing or bringing forth a god; -- said of the Virgin Mary.

Deipnosophist (n.) One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who cultivated learned conversation at meals.

Deis (n.) See Dais.

Deism (n.) The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny revelation.

Deist (n.) One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.

Deistic (a.) Alt. of Deistical

Deistical (a.) Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a deistic writer; a deistical book.

Deistically (adv.) After the manner of deists.

Deisticalness (n.) State of being deistical.

Deitate (a.) Deified.

Deities (pl. ) of Deity

Deity (n.) The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.

Deity (n.) A god or goddess; a heathen god.

Dejected (imp. & p. p.) of Deject

Dejecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deject

Deject (v. t.) To cast down.

Deject (v. t.) To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.

Deject (a.) Dejected.

Dejecta (n. pl.) Excrements; as, the dejecta of the sick.

Dejected (a.) Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look or countenance.

Dejecter (n.) One who casts down, or dejects.

Dejection (n.) A casting down; depression.

Dejection (n.) The act of humbling or abasing one's self.

Dejection (n.) Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.

Dejection (n.) A low condition; weakness; inability.

Dejection (n.) The discharge of excrement.

Dejection (n.) Faeces; excrement.

Dejectly (adv.) Dejectedly.

Dejectory (a.) Having power, or tending, to cast down.

Dejectory (a.) Promoting evacuations by stool.

Dejecture (n.) That which is voided; excrements.

Dejerate (v. i.) To swear solemnly; to take an oath.

Dejeration (n.) The act of swearing solemnly.

Dejeune (n.) A dejeuner.

Dejeuner (n.) A breakfast; sometimes, also, a lunch or collation.

De jure () By right; of right; by law; -- often opposed to de facto.

Deka- () A prefix signifying ten. See Deca-.

Dekagram (n.) Same as Decagram.

Dekaliter (n.) Same as Decaliter.

Dekameter (n.) Same as Decameter.

Dekastere (n.) Same as Decastere.

Dekle (n.) See Deckle.

Del (n.) Share; portion; part.

Delaceration (n.) A tearing in pieces.

Delacrymation (n.) An involuntary discharge of watery humors from the eyes; wateriness of the eyes.

Delactation (n.) The act of weaning.

Delaine (n.) A kind of fabric for women's dresses.

Delamination (n.) Formation and separation of laminae or layers; one of the methods by which the various blastodermic layers of the ovum are differentiated.

Delapsation (n.) See Delapsion.

Delapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Delapse

Delapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delapse

Delapse (v. i.) To pass down by inheritance; to lapse.

Delapsion (n.) A falling down, or out of place; prolapsion.

Delassation (n.) Fatigue.

Delated (imp. & p. p.) of Delate

Delating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delate

Delate (v.) To carry; to convey.

Delate (v.) To carry abroad; to spread; to make public.

Delate (v.) To carry or bring against, as a charge; to inform against; to accuse; to denounce.

Delate (v.) To carry on; to conduct.

Delate (v. i.) To dilate.

Delation (n.) Conveyance.

Delation (n.) Accusation by an informer.

Delator (n.) An accuser; an informer.

Delaware (n.) An American grape, with compact bunches of small, amber-colored berries, sweet and of a good flavor.

Delawares (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting the valley of the Delaware River, but now mostly located in the Indian Territory.

Delays (pl. ) of Delay

Delay (v.) A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.

Delayed (imp. & p. p.) of Delay

Delaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delay

Delay (n.) To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.

Delay (n.) To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.

Delay (n.) To allay; to temper.

Delay (v. i.) To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.

Delayer (n.) One who delays; one who lingers.

Delayingly (adv.) By delays.

Delayment (n.) Hindrance.

Del credere () An agreement by which an agent or factor, in consideration of an additional premium or commission (called a del credere commission), engages, when he sells goods on credit, to insure, warrant, or guarantee to his principal the solvency of the purchaser, the engagement of the factor being to pay the debt himself if it is not punctually discharged by the buyer when it becomes due.

Dele (imperative sing.) Erase; remove; -- a direction to cancel something which has been put in type; usually expressed by a peculiar form of d, thus: /.

Deled (imp. & p. p.) of Dele

Deleing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dele

Dele (v. t.) To erase; to cancel; to delete; to mark for omission.

Dele (v. t.) To deal; to divide; to distribute.

Deleble (a.) Capable of being blotted out or erased.

Delectable (a.) Highly pleasing; delightful.

Delectate (v. t.) To delight; to charm.

Delectation (n.) Great pleasure; delight.

Delectus (n.) A name given to an elementary book for learners of Latin or Greek.

Delegacy (a.) The act of delegating, or state of being delegated; deputed power.

Delegacy (a.) A body of delegates or commissioners; a delegation.

Delegate (n.) Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.

Delegate (n.) One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.

Delegate (n.) One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.

Delegate (a.) Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.

Delegated (imp. & p. p.) of Delegate

Delegating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delegate

Delegate (v. t.) To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.

Delegate (v. t.) To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.

Delegation (n.) The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.

Delegation (n.) One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation.

Delegation (n.) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him.

Delegatory (a.) Holding a delegated position.

Delenda (n. pl.) Things to be erased or blotted out.

Delenifical (a.) Assuaging pain.

Deleted (imp. & p. p.) of Delete

Deleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delete

Delete (v. t.) To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.

Deleterious (a.) Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.

Deletery (a.) Destructive; poisonous.

Deletery (n.) That which destroys.

Deletion (n.) Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.

Deletitious (a.) Of such a nature that anything may be erased from it; -- said of paper.

Deletive (a.) Adapted to destroy or obliterate.

Deletory (n.) That which blots out.

Delf (n.) A mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch.

Delf (n.) Same as Delftware.

Delft (n.) Same as Delftware.

Delftware (n.) Pottery made at the city of Delft in Holland; hence:

Delftware (n.) Earthenware made in imitation of the above; any glazed earthenware made for table use, and the like.

Delibate (v. t.) To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in.

Delibation (n.) Act of tasting; a slight trial.

Deliber (v. t. & i.) To deliberate.

Deliberate (a.) Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor.

Deliberate (a.) Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.

Deliberate (a.) Not hasty or sudden; slow.

Deliberated (imp. & p. p.) of Deliberate

Deliberating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliberate

Deliberate (v. t.) To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.

Deliberate (v. i.) To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; -- sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning.

Deliberately (adv.) With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed.

Deliberateness (n.) The quality of being deliberate; calm consideration; circumspection.

Deliberation (n.) The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.

Deliberation (n.) Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.

Deliberative (a.) Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.

Deliberative (n.) A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.

Deliberative (n.) A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.

Deliberatively (adv.) In a deliberative manner; circumspectly; considerately.

Deliberator (n.) One who deliberates.

Delibrated (imp. & p. p.) of Delibrate

Delibrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delibrate

Delibrate (v. t.) To strip off the bark; to peel.

Delibration (n.) The act of stripping off the bark.

Delicacies (pl. ) of Delicacy

Delicacy (a.) The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.

Delicacy (a.) Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.

Delicacy (a.) Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.

Delicacy (a.) Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.

Delicacy (a.) Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.

Delicacy (a.) The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.

Delicacy (a.) That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.

Delicacy (a.) Pleasure; gratification; delight.

Delicate (a.) Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring.

Delicate (a.) Pleasing to the senses; refinedly agreeable; hence, adapted to please a nice or cultivated taste; nice; fine; elegant; as, a delicate dish; delicate flavor.

Delicate (a.) Slight and shapely; lovely; graceful; as, "a delicate creature."

Delicate (a.) Fine or slender; minute; not coarse; -- said of a thread, or the like; as, delicate cotton.

Delicate (a.) Slight or smooth; light and yielding; -- said of texture; as, delicate lace or silk.

Delicate (a.) Soft and fair; -- said of the skin or a surface; as, a delicate cheek; a delicate complexion.

Delicate (a.) Light, or softly tinted; -- said of a color; as, a delicate blue.

Delicate (a.) Refined; gentle; scrupulous not to trespass or offend; considerate; -- said of manners, conduct, or feelings; as, delicate behavior; delicate attentions; delicate thoughtfulness.

Delicate (a.) Tender; not able to endure hardship; feeble; frail; effeminate; -- said of constitution, health, etc.; as, a delicate child; delicate health.

Delicate (a.) Requiring careful handling; not to be rudely or hastily dealt with; nice; critical; as, a delicate subject or question.

Delicate (a.) Of exacting tastes and habits; dainty; fastidious.

Delicate (a.) Nicely discriminating or perceptive; refinedly critical; sensitive; exquisite; as, a delicate taste; a delicate ear for music.

Delicate (a.) Affected by slight causes; showing slight changes; as, a delicate thermometer.

Delicate (n.) A choice dainty; a delicacy.

Delicate (n.) A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person.

Delicately (adv.) In a delicate manner.

Delicateness (n.) The quality of being delicate.

Delices (n. pl.) Delicacies; delights.

Deliciate (v. t.) To delight one's self; to indulge in feasting; to revel.

Delicious (a.) Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.

Delicious (a.) Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate.

Deliciously (adv.) Delightfully; as, to feed deliciously; to be deliciously entertained.

Deliciousness (n.) The quality of being delicious; as, the deliciousness of a repast.

Deliciousness (n.) Luxury.

Delict (n.) An offense or transgression against law; (Scots Law) an offense of a lesser degree; a misdemeanor.

Deligate (v. t.) To bind up; to bandage.

Deligation (n.) A binding up; a bandaging.

Delight (v. t.) A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.

Delight (v. t.) That which gives great pleasure or delight.

Delight (v. t.) Licentious pleasure; lust.

Delighted (imp. & p. p.) of Delight

Delighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delight

Delight (v. t.) To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.

Delight (v. i.) To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.

Delightable (a.) Capable of delighting; delightful.

Delighted (a.) Endowed with delight.

Delightedly (adv.) With delight; gladly.

Delighter (n.) One who gives or takes delight.

Delightful (a.) Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction.

Delighting (a.) Giving delight; gladdening.

Delightless (a.) Void of delight.

Delightous (a.) Delightful.

Delightsome (a.) Very pleasing; delightful.

Delilah (n.) The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.

Delimit (v. t.) To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound.

Delimitation (n.) The act or process of fixing limits or boundaries; limitation.

Deline (v. t.) To delineate.

Deline (v. t.) To mark out.

Delineable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, delineated.

Delineament (/.) Delineation; sketch.

Delineate (a.) Delineated; portrayed.

Delineated (imp. & p. p.) of Delineate

Delineating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delineate

Delineate (v. t.) To indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver; hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See Delineation.

Delineate (v. t.) To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set forth; to describe.

Delineation (n.) The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints and shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.

Delineation (n.) A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.

Delineator (n.) One who, or that which, delineates; a sketcher.

Delineator (n.) A perambulator which records distances and delineates a profile, as of a road.

Delineatory (a.) That delineates; descriptive; drawing the outline; delineating.

Delineature (n.) Delineation.

Delinition (n.) A smearing.

Delinquencies (pl. ) of Delinquency

Delinquency (n.) Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.

Delinquent (n.) Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

Delinquent (n.) One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.

Delinquently (adv.) So as to fail in duty.

Deliquate (v. i.) To melt or be dissolved; to deliquesce.

Deliquate (v. t.) To cause to melt away; to dissolve; to consume; to waste.

Deliquation (n.) A melting.

Deliquesced (imp. & p. p.) of Deliquesce

Deliquescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliquesce

Deliquesce (v. i.) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.

Deliquescence (n.) The act of deliquescing or liquefying; process by which anything deliquesces; tendency to melt.

Deliquescent (a.) Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid; as, deliquescent salts.

Deliquescent (a.) Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.

Deliquiate (v. i.) To melt and become liquid by absorbing water from the air; to deliquesce.

Deliquiation (n.) The act of deliquiating.

Deliquium (n.) A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place; a liquid condition; as, a salt falls into a deliquium.

Deliquium (n.) A sinking away; a swooning.

Deliquium (n.) A melting or maudlin mood.

Deliracy (n.) Delirium.

Delirament (n.) A wandering of the mind; a crazy fancy.

Delirancy (n.) Delirium.

Delirant (a.) Delirious.

Delirate (v. t. & i.) To madden; to rave.

Deliration (n.) Aberration of mind; delirium.

Deliriant (n.) A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or mental aberration (as belladonna).

Delirifacient (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, delirium.

Delirifacient (n.) Any substance which tends to cause delirium.

Delirious (a.) Having a delirium; wandering in mind; light-headed; insane; raving; wild; as, a delirious patient; delirious fancies.

Delirium (n.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.

Delirium (n.) Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.

Delit (n.) Delight.

Delitable (a.) Delightful; delectable.

Delitescence (n.) Concealment; seclusion; retirement.

Delitescence (n.) The sudden disappearance of inflammation.

Delitescency (n.) Concealment; seclusion.

Delitescent (a.) Lying hid; concealed.

Delitigate (v. i.) To chide; to rail heartily.

Delitigation (n.) Chiding; brawl.

Delivered (imp. & p. p.) of Deliver

Delivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliver

Deliver (v. t.) To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.

Deliver (v. t.) To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.

Deliver (v. t.) To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.

Deliver (v. t.) To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.

Deliver (v. t.) To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.

Deliver (v. t.) To discover; to show.

Deliver (v. t.) To deliberate.

Deliver (v. t.) To admit; to allow to pass.

Deliver (v. t.) Free; nimble; sprightly; active.

Deliverable (a.) Capable of being, or about to be, delivered; necessary to be delivered.

Deliverance (n.) The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.

Deliverance (n.) Act of bringing forth children.

Deliverance (n.) Act of speaking; utterance.

Deliverance (n.) The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.

Deliverance (n.) Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.

Deliverance (n.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.

Deliverer (n.) One who delivers or rescues; a preserver.

Deliverer (n.) One who relates or communicates.

Deliveress (n.) A female deliverer.

Deliverly (adv.) Actively; quickly; nimbly.

Deliverness (n.) Nimbleness; agility.

Deliveries (pl. ) of Delivery

Delivery (n.) The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.

Delivery (n.) The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.

Delivery (n.) The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.

Delivery (n.) The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.

Delivery (n.) The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.

Delivery (n.) The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.

Dell (n.) A small, retired valley; a ravine.

Dell (n.) A young woman; a wench.

Della Crusca () A shortened form of Accademia della Crusca, an academy in Florence, Italy, founded in the 16th century, especially for conserving the purity of the Italian language.

Dellacruscan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Accademia della Crusca in Florence.

Deloo (n.) The duykerbok.

Deloul (n.) A special breed of the dromedary used for rapid traveling; the swift camel; -- called also herire, and maharik.

Delph (n.) Delftware.

Delph (n.) The drain on the land side of a sea embankment.

Delphian (a.) Delphic.

Delphic (a.) Of or relating to Delphi, or to the famous oracle of that place.

Delphic (a.) Ambiguous; mysterious.

Delphin (a.) Alt. of Delphine

Delphine (a.) Pertaining to the dauphin of France; as, the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics, prepared in the reign of Louis XIV., for the use of the dauphin (in usum Delphini).

Delphin (n.) A fatty substance contained in the oil of the dolphin and the porpoise; -- called also phocenin.

Delphine (a.) Pertaining to the dolphin, a genus of fishes.

Delphinic (n.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the dolphin; phocenic.

Delphinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the larkspur; specifically, relating to the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria).

Delphinine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria), as a colorless amorphous powder.

Delphinoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the dolphin.

Delphinoidea (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.

Delphinus (n.) A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See Dolphin, 1.

Delphinus (n.) The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.

Deltas (pl. ) of Delta

Delta (n.) A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (/), especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.

Deltafication (n.) The formation of a delta or of deltas.

Deltaic (a.) Relating to, or like, a delta.

Delthyris (n.) A name formerly given to certain Silurian brachiopod shells of the genus Spirifer.

Deltic (a.) Deltaic.

Deltidium (n.) The triangular space under the beak of many brachiopod shells.

Deltohedron (n.) A solid bounded by twelve quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the isometric system, allied to the tetrahedron.

Deltoid (a.) Shaped like the Greek / (delta); delta-shaped; triangular.

Deludable (a.) Capable of being deluded; liable to be imposed on; gullible.

Deluded (imp. & p. p.) of Delude

Deluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delude

Delude (v. t.) To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.

Delude (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint.

Deluder (n.) One who deludes; a deceiver; an impostor.

Deluge (n.) A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).

Deluge (n.) Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.

Deluged (imp. & p. p.) of Deluge

Deluging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deluge

Deluge (v. t.) To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

Deluge (v. t.) To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.

Delundung (n.) An East Indian carnivorous mammal (Prionodon gracilis), resembling the civets, but without scent pouches. It is handsomely spotted.

Delusion (n.) The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.

Delusion (n.) The state of being deluded or misled.

Delusion (n.) That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

Delusional (a.) Of or pertaining to delusions; as, delusional monomania.

Delusive (a.) Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive dream.

Delusory (a.) Delusive; fallacious.

Delved (imp. & p. p.) of Delve

Delving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delve

Delve (v. t.) To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade.

Delve (v. t.) To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom.

Delve (v. i.) To dig or labor with a spade, or as with a spade; to labor as a drudge.

Delve (v. t.) A place dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.

Delver (n.) One who digs, as with a spade.

Demagnetize (v. t.) To deprive of magnetic properties. See Magnetize.

Demagnetize (v. t.) To free from mesmeric influence; to demesmerize.

Demagog (n.) Demagogue.

Demagogic (a.) Alt. of Demagogical

Demagogical (a.) Relating to, or like, a demagogue; factious.

Demagogism (n.) The practices of a demagogue.

Demagogue (n.) A leader of the rabble; one who attempts to control the multitude by specious or deceitful arts; an unprincipled and factious mob orator or political leader.

Demagogy (n.) Demagogism.

Demain (n.) Rule; management.

Demain (n.) See Demesne.

Demanded (imp. & p. p.) of Demand

Demanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demand

Demand (v. t.) To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.

Demand (v. t.) To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.

Demand (v. t.) To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.

Demand (v. t.) To call into court; to summon.

Demand (v. i.) To make a demand; to inquire.

Demand (v. t.) The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.

Demand (v. t.) Earnest inquiry; question; query.

Demand (v. t.) A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.

Demand (v. t.) That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.

Demand (v. t.) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.

Demand (v. t.) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.

Demand (v. t.) A thing or amount claimed to be due.

Demandable (a.) That may be demanded or claimed.

Demandant (n.) One who demands; the plaintiff in a real action; any plaintiff.

Demander (n.) One who demands.

Demandress (n.) A woman who demands.

Demantoid (n.) A yellow-green, transparent variety of garnet found in the Urals. It is valued as a gem because of its brilliancy of luster, whence the name.

Demarcate (v. t.) To mark by bounds; to set the limits of; to separate; to discriminate.

Demarcation (n.) The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction.

Demarch (n.) March; walk; gait.

Demarch (n.) A chief or ruler of a deme or district in Greece.

Demarkation (n.) Same as Demarcation.

Dematerialize (v. t.) To deprive of material or physical qualities or characteristics.

Deme (n.) A territorial subdivision of Attica (also of modern Greece), corresponding to a township.

Deme (n.) An undifferentiated aggregate of cells or plastids.

Demeaned (imp. & p. p.) of Demean

Demeaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demean

Demean (v. t.) To manage; to conduct; to treat.

Demean (v. t.) To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.

Demean (v. t.) To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.

Demean (v. t.) Management; treatment.

Demean (v. t.) Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor.

Demean (n.) Demesne.

Demean (n.) Resources; means.

Demeanance (n.) Demeanor.

Demeanor (v. t.) Management; treatment; conduct.

Demeanor (v. t.) Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.

Demeanure (n.) Behavior.

Demency (n.) Dementia; loss of mental powers. See Insanity.

Dement (v. t.) To deprive of reason; to make mad.

Dement (a.) Demented; dementate.

Dementate (v. t.) Deprived of reason.

Dementate (v. t.) To deprive of reason; to dement.

Dementation (n.) The act of depriving of reason; madness.

Demented (a.) Insane; mad; of unsound mind.

Dementia (n.) Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.

Demephitized (imp. & p. p.) of Demephitize

Demephitizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demephitize

Demephitize (v. t.) To purify from mephitic or foul air.

Demerge (v. t.) To plunge down into; to sink; to immerse.

Demerit (n.) That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert.

Demerit (n.) That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice; misconduct; -- the opposite of merit.

Demerit (n.) The state of one who deserves ill.

Demerit (n.) To deserve; -- said in reference to both praise and blame.

Demerit (n.) To depreciate or cry down.

Demerit (v. i.) To deserve praise or blame.

Demerse (v. t.) To immerse.

Demersed (a.) Situated or growing under water, as leaves; submersed.

Demersion (n.) The act of plunging into a fluid; a drowning.

Demersion (n.) The state of being overwhelmed in water, or as if in water.

Demesmerize (v. t.) To relieve from mesmeric influence. See Mesmerize.

Demesne (n.) A lord's chief manor place, with that part of the lands belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy; a house, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor's own use.

Demesnial (a.) Of or pertaining to a demesne; of the nature of a demesne.

Demi- () A prefix, signifying half.

Demi (n.) See Demy, n.

Demibastion (n.) A half bastion, or that part of a bastion consisting of one face and one flank.

Demibrigade (n.) A half brigade.

Demicadence (n.) An imperfect or half cadence, falling on the dominant instead of on the key note.

Demicannon (n.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from thirty to thirty-six pounds.

Demicircle (n.) An instrument for measuring angles, in surveying, etc. It resembles a protractor, but has an alidade, sights, and a compass.

Demiculverin (n.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from nine to thirteen pounds.

Demideify (v. t.) To deify in part.

Demidevil (n.) A half devil.

Demigod (n.) A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal.

Demigoddess (n.) A female demigod.

Demigorge (n.) Half the gorge, or entrance into a bastion, taken from the angle of the flank to the center of the bastion.

Demigrate (v. i.) To emigrate.

Demigration (n.) Emigration.

Demigroat (n.) A half groat.

Demi-island (n.) Peninsula.

Demijohn (n.) A glass vessel or bottle with a large body and small neck, inclosed in wickerwork.

Demilance (n.) A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.

Demilancer (n.) A soldier of light cavalry of the 16th century, who carried a demilance.

Demilune (n.) A work constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin. See Ravelin.

Demilune (n.) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.

Demiman (n.) A half man.

Demimonde (n.) Persons of doubtful reputation; esp., women who are kept as mistresses, though not public prostitutes; demireps.

Deminatured (a.) Having half the nature of another.

Demiquaver (n.) A note of half the length of the quaver; a semiquaver.

Demirelief (n.) Alt. of Demirelievo

Demirelievo (n.) Half relief. See Demi-rilievo.

Demirep (n.) A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; an adventuress.

Demi-rilievo (n.) Half relief; sculpture in relief of which the figures project from the background by one half their full roundness.

Demi-rilievo (n.) A work of sculpture of the above character. See Alto-rilievo.

Demisability (n.) The state of being demisable.

Demisable (a.) Capable of being leased; as, a demisable estate.

Demise (n.) Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.

Demise (n.) The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.

Demise (n.) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.

Demised (imp. & p. p.) of Demise

Demising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demise

Demise (v. t.) To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.

Demise (v. t.) To convey; to give.

Demise (v. t.) To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.

Demisemiquaver (n.) A short note, equal in time to the half of a semiquaver, or the thirty-second part of a whole note.

Demiss (a.) Cast down; humble; submissive.

Demission (n.) The act of demitting, or the state of being demitted; a letting down; a lowering; dejection.

Demission (n.) Resignation of an office.

Demissionary (a.) Pertaining to transfer or conveyance; as, a demissionary deed.

Demissionary (a.) Tending to lower, depress, or degrade.

Demissive (a.) Downcast; submissive; humble.

Demissly (adv.) In a humble manner.

Demisuit (n.) A suit of light armor covering less than the whole body, as having no protection for the legs below the thighs, no vizor to the helmet, and the like.

Demitted (imp. & p. p.) of Demit

Demitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demit

Demit (v. t.) To let fall; to depress.

Demit (v. t.) To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties.

Demit (v. t.) To lay down, as an office; to resign.

Demitint (n.) That part of a painting, engraving, or the like, which is neither in full darkness nor full light.

Demitint (n.) The shade itself; neither the darkest nor the lightest in a composition. Also called half tint.

Demitone (n.) Semitone.

Demiurge (n.) The chief magistrate in some of the Greek states.

Demiurge (n.) God, as the Maker of the world.

Demiurge (n.) According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.

Demiurgic (a.) Pertaining to a demiurge; formative; creative.

Demivill (n.) A half vill, consisting of five freemen or frankpledges.

Demivolt (n.) A half vault; one of the seven artificial motions of a horse, in which he raises his fore legs in a particular manner.

Demiwolf (n.) A half wolf; a mongrel dog, between a dog and a wolf.

Demobilization (n.) The disorganization or disarming of troops which have previously been mobilized or called into active service; the change from a war footing to a peace footing.

Demobilize (v. t.) To disorganize, or disband and send home, as troops which have been mobilized.

Democracies (pl. ) of Democracy

Democracy (n.) Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.

Democracy (n.) Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.

Democracy (n.) Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.

Democracy (n.) The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.

Democrat (n.) One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people.

Democrat (n.) A member of the Democratic party.

Democratic (a.) Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.

Democratic (a.) Relating to a political party so called.

Democratic (a.) Befitting the common people; -- opposed to aristocratic.

Democratical (a.) Democratic.

Democratically (adv.) In a democratic manner.

Democratism (n.) The principles or spirit of a democracy.

Democratist (n.) A democrat.

Democratize (v. t.) To render democratic.

Democraty (n.) Democracy.

Demogorgon (n.) A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.

Demography (n.) The study of races, as to births, marriages, mortality, health, etc.

Demoiselle (n.) A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid.

Demoiselle (n.) The Numidian crane (Anthropoides virgo); -- so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements.

Demoiselle (n.) A beautiful, small dragon fly of the genus Agrion.

Demolished (imp. & p. p.) of Demolish

Demolishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demolish

Demolish (v. t.) To throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to pull to pieces; to ruin; as, to demolish an edifice, or a wall.

Demolisher (n.) One who, or that which, demolishes; as, a demolisher of towns.

Demolishment (n.) Demolition.

Demolition (n.) The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes.

Demolitionist (n.) A demolisher.

Demon (n.) A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.

Demon (n.) One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates.

Demon (n.) An evil spirit; a devil.

Demoness (n.) A female demon.

Demonetization (n.) The act of demonetizing, or the condition of being demonetized.

Demonetize (v. t.) To deprive of current value; to withdraw from use, as money.

Demoniac (a.) Alt. of Demoniacal

Demoniacal (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal practices.

Demoniacal (a.) Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as, demoniac or demoniacal power.

Demoniac (n.) A human being possessed by a demon or evil spirit; one whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.

Demoniac (n.) One of a sect of Anabaptists who maintain that the demons or devils will finally be saved.

Demoniacally (adv.) In a demoniacal manner.

Demoniacism (n.) The state of being demoniac, or the practices of demoniacs.

Demonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a demon.

Demonian (a.) Relating to, or having the nature of, a demon.

Demonianism (n.) The state of being possessed by a demon or by demons.

Demoniasm (n.) See Demonianism.

Demonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac.

Demonism (n.) The belief in demons or false gods.

Demonist (n.) A believer in, or worshiper of, demons.

Demonized (imp. & p. p.) of Demonize

Demonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demonize

Demonize (v. t.) To convert into a demon; to infuse the principles or fury of a demon into.

Demonize (v. t.) To control or possess by a demon.

Demonocracy (n.) The power or government of demons.

Demonographer (n.) A demonologist.

Demonolatry (n.) The worship of demons.

Demonologer (n.) One versed in demonology.

Demonologic (a.) Alt. of Demonological

Demonological (a.) Of or pertaining to demonology.

Demonologist (n.) One who writes on, or is versed in, demonology.

Demonology (n.) A treatise on demons; a supposititious science which treats of demons and their manifestations.

Demonomagy (n.) Magic in which the aid of demons is invoked; black or infernal magic.

Demonomania (n.) A form of madness in which the patient conceives himself possessed of devils.

Demonomist (n.) One in subjection to a demon, or to demons.

Demonomy (n.) The dominion of demons.

Demonry (n.) Demoniacal influence or possession.

Demonship (n.) The state of a demon.

Demonstrability (n.) The quality of being demonstrable; demonstrableness.

Demonstrable (a.) Capable of being demonstrated; that can be proved beyond doubt or question.

Demonstrable (a.) Proved; apparent.

Demonstrableness (n.) The quality of being demonstrable; demonstrability.

Demonstrably (adv.) In a demonstrable manner; incontrovertibly; clearly.

Demonstrance (n.) Demonstration; proof.

Demonstrate (v. t.) To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.

Demonstrate (v. t.) To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the possibility of doubt or denial.

Demonstrate (v. t.) To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation).

Demonstrater (n.) See Demonstrator.

Demonstration (n.) The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.

Demonstration (n.) An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.

Demonstration (n.) The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.

Demonstration (n.) (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.

Demonstration (n.) The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.

Demonstration (n.) A course of reasoning showing that a certain result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; -- these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously established propositions.

Demonstrative (a.) Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.

Demonstrative (a.) Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.

Demonstrative (a.) Consisting of eulogy or of invective.

Demonstrative (n.) A demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are demonstratives.

Demonstratively (adv.) In a manner fitted to demonstrate; clearly; convincingly; forcibly.

Demonstrativeness (n.) The state or quality of being demonstrative.

Demonstrator (n.) One who demonstrates; one who proves anything with certainty, or establishes it by indubitable evidence.

Demonstrator (n.) A teacher of practical anatomy.

Demonstratory (a.) Tending to demonstrate; demonstrative.

Demorage (n.) Demurrage.

Demoralization (n.) The act of corrupting or subverting morals. Especially: The act of corrupting or subverting discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in discipline, courage, etc.; as, the demoralization of an army or navy.

Demoralized (imp. & p. p.) of Demoralize

Demoralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demoralize

Demoralize (v. t.) To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit, etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency.

Demosthenic (a.) Pertaining to, or in the style of, Demosthenes, the Grecian orator.

Demotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common.

Demount (v. i.) To dismount.

Dempne (v. t.) To damn; to condemn.

Dempster (n.) Alt. of Demster

Demster (n.) A deemster.

Demster (n.) An officer whose duty it was to announce the doom or sentence pronounced by the court.

Demulce (v. t.) To soothe; to mollify; to pacify; to soften.

Demulcent (a.) Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent.

Demulcent (n.) A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature, supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic, glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.

Demulsion (n.) The act of soothing; that which soothes.

Demurred (imp. & p. p.) of Demur

Demurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demur

Demur (v. i.) To linger; to stay; to tarry.

Demur (v. i.) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.

Demur (v. i.) To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement.

Demur (v. i.) To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.

Demur (v. t.) To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about.

Demur (v. t.) To cause delay to; to put off.

Demur (v. i.) Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.

Demure (a.) Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave.

Demure (a.) Affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity.

Demure (v. i.) To look demurely.

Demurely (adv.) In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty.

Demureness (n.) The state of being demure; gravity; the show of gravity or modesty.

Demurity (n.) Demureness; also, one who is demure.

Demurrable (a.) That may be demurred to.

Demurrage (n.) The detention of a vessel by the freighter beyond the time allowed in her charter party for loading, unloading, or sailing.

Demurrage (n.) The allowance made to the master or owner of the ship for such delay or detention.

Demurral (n.) Demur; delay in acting or deciding.

Demurrer (n.) One who demurs.

Demurrer (n.) A stop or pause by a party to an action, for the judgment of the court on the question, whether, assuming the truth of the matter alleged by the opposite party, it is sufficient in law to sustain the action or defense, and hence whether the party resting is bound to answer or proceed further.

Demies (pl. ) of Demy

Demy (n.) A printing and a writing paper of particular sizes. See under Paper.

Demy (n.) A half fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Demy (a.) Pertaining to, or made of, the size of paper called demy; as, a demy book.

Den (n.) A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers.

Den (n.) A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice.

Den (n.) Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.

Den (n.) A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.

Den (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a den.

Denarcotize (v. t.) To deprive of narcotine; as, to denarcotize opium.

Denarii (pl. ) of Denarius

Denarius (n.) A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the "penny" of the New Testament; -- so called from being worth originally ten of the pieces called as.

Denary (a.) Containing ten; tenfold; proceeding by tens; as, the denary, or decimal, scale.

Denary (n.) The number ten; a division into ten.

Denary (n.) A coin; the Anglicized form of denarius.

Denationalization (n.) The or process of denationalizing.

Denationalized (imp. & p. p.) of Denationalize

Denationalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denationalize

Denationalize (v. t.) To divest or deprive of national character or rights.

Denaturalized (imp. & p. p.) of Denaturalize

Denaturalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denaturalize

Denaturalize (v. t.) To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.

Denaturalize (v. t.) To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize.

Denay (v. t.) To deny.

Denay (n.) Denial; refusal.

Dendrachate (n.) Arborescent or dendritic agate.

Dendriform (a.) Resembling in structure a tree or shrub.

Dendrite (n.) A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figures resembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually an oxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallized mineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; an arborization.

Dendritic (a.) Alt. of Dendritical

Dendritical (a.) Pertaining to a dendrite, or to arborescent crystallization; having a form resembling a shrub or tree; arborescent.

Dendroc/la (n. pl.) A division of the Turbellaria in which the digestive cavity gives off lateral branches, which are often divided into smaller branchlets.

Dendroid (a.) Alt. of Dendroidal

Dendroidal (a.) Resembling a shrub or tree in form; treelike.

Dendrolite (n.) A petrified or fossil shrub, plant, or part of a plant.

Dendrologist (n.) One versed in the natural history of trees.

Dendrologous (a.) Relating to dendrology.

Dendrology (n.) A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural history of trees.

Dendrometer (n.) An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees.

Denegate (v. t.) To deny.

Denegation (n.) Denial.

Dengue (n.) A specific epidemic disease attended with high fever, cutaneous eruption, and severe pains in the head and limbs, resembling those of rheumatism; -- called also breakbone fever. It occurs in India, Egypt, the West Indies, etc., is of short duration, and rarely fatal.

Deniable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, denied.

Denial (n.) The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.

Denial (n.) A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.

Denial (n.) A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.

Denial (n.) A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.

Deniance (n.) Denial.

Denier (n.) One who denies; as, a denier of a fact, or of the faith, or of Christ.

Denier (n.) A small copper coin of insignificant value.

Denigrate (v. t.) To blacken thoroughly; to make very black.

Denigrate (v. t.) Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame.

Denigration (n.) The act of making black.

Denigration (n.) Fig.: A blackening; defamation.

Denigrator (n.) One who, or that which, blackens.

Denim (n.) A coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc.

Denitration (n.) A disengaging, or removal, of nitric acid.

Denitrification (n.) The act or process of freeing from nitrogen; also, the condition resulting from the removal of nitrogen.

Denitrify (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, nitrogen.

Denization (n.) The act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization.

Denize (v. t.) To make a denizen; to confer the rights of citizenship upon; to naturalize.

Denizen (n.) A dweller; an inhabitant.

Denizen (n.) One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.

Denizen (n.) One admitted to residence in a foreign country.

Denizen (v. t.) To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.

Denizen (v. t.) To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.

Denizenation (n.) Denization; denizening.

Denizenize (v. t.) To constitute (one) a denizen; to denizen.

Denizenship (n.) State of being a denizen.

Denmark satin () See under Satin.

Dennet (n.) A light, open, two-wheeled carriage for one horse; a kind of gig.

Denominable (a.) Capable of being denominated or named.

Denominated (imp. & p. p.) of Denominate

Denominating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denominate

Denominate (v. t.) To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.

Denominate (a.) Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number, under Compound.

Denomination (n.) The act of naming or designating.

Denomination (n.) That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.

Denomination (n.) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.

Denominational (a.) Pertaining to a denomination, especially to a sect or society.

Denominationalism (n.) A denominational or class spirit or policy; devotion to the interests of a sect or denomination.

Denominationalist (n.) One imbued with a denominational spirit.

Denominationally (adv.) In a denominational manner; by denomination or sect.

Denominative (a.) Conferring a denomination or name.

Denominative (a.) Connotative; as, a denominative name.

Denominative (a.) Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.

Denominative (a.) Derived from a substantive or an adjective; as, a denominative verb.

Denominative (n.) A denominative name or term; denominative verb.

Denominatively (adv.) By denomination.

Denominator (n.) One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name.

Denominator (n.) That number placed below the line in vulgar fractions which shows into how many parts the integer or unit is divided.

Denominator (n.) That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal line signifying division.

Denotable (a.) Capable of being denoted or marked.

Denotate (v. t.) To mark off; to denote.

Denotation (n.) The marking off or separation of anything.

Denotative (a.) Having power to denote; designating or marking off.

Denoted (imp. & p. p.) of Denote

Denoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denote

Denote (v. t.) To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour.

Denote (v. t.) To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.

Denotement (n.) Sign; indication.

Denotive (a.) Serving to denote.

Denouement (n.) The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance.

Denouement (n.) The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.

Denounced (imp. & p. p.) of Denounce

Denouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denounce

Denounce (v. t.) To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).

Denounce (v. t.) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.

Denounce (v. t.) To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.

Denouncement (n.) Solemn, official, or menacing announcement; denunciation.

Denouncer (n.) One who denounces, or declares, as a menace.

Dense (a.) Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.

Dense (a.) Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.

Densely (adv.) In a dense, compact manner.

Denseless (n.) The quality of being dense; density.

Densimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity or density of a substance.

Density (n.) The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity.

Density (n.) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard.

Density (n.) Depth of shade.

Dent (n.) A stroke; a blow.

Dent (n.) A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.

Dented (imp. & p. p.) of Dent

Denting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dent

Dent (v. t.) To make a dent upon; to indent.

Dent (n.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.

Dental (a.) Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery.

Dental (a.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d t are dental letters.

Dental (a.) An articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth.

Dental (a.) A marine mollusk of the genus Dentalium, with a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See Dentalium.

Dentalism (n.) The quality of being formed by the aid of the teeth.

Dentalium (n.) A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.

Dentary (a.) Pertaining to, or bearing, teeth.

Dentary (n.) The distal bone of the lower jaw in many animals, which may or may not bear teeth.

Dentate (a.) Alt. of Dentated

Dentated (a.) Toothed; especially, with the teeth projecting straight out, not pointed either forward or backward; as, a dentate leaf.

Dentated (a.) Having teeth or toothlike points. See Illust. of Antennae.

Dentate-ciliate (a.) Having the margin dentate and also ciliate or fringed with hairs.

Dentately (adv.) In a dentate or toothed manner; as, dentately ciliated, etc.

Dentate-sinuate (a.) Having a form intermediate between dentate and sinuate.

Dentation (n.) Formation of teeth; toothed form.

Dented (v. t.) Indented; impressed with little hollows.

Dentel (n.) Same as Dentil.

Dentelle (n.) An ornamental tooling like lace.

Dentelli (n. pl.) Modillions.

Dentex (n.) An edible European marine fish (Sparus dentex, or Dentex vulgaris) of the family Percidae.

Denticete (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea in which the teeth are developed, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.

Denticle (n.) A small tooth or projecting point.

Denticulate (a.) Alt. of Denticulated

Denticulated (a.) Furnished with denticles; notched into little toothlike projections; as, a denticulate leaf of calyx.

Denticulation (n.) The state of being set with small notches or teeth.

Denticulation (n.) A diminutive tooth; a denticle.

Dentiferous (a.) Bearing teeth; dentigerous.

Dentiform (a.) Having the form of a tooth or of teeth; tooth-shaped.

Dentifrice (n.) A powder or other substance to be used in cleaning the teeth; tooth powder.

Dentigerous (a.) Bearing teeth or toothlike structures.

Dentil (n.) A small square block or projection in cornices, a number of which are ranged in an ornamental band; -- used particularly in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

Dentilabial (a.) Formed by the teeth and the lips, or representing a sound so formed.

Dentilabial (n.) A dentilabial sound or letter.

Dentilated (a.) Toothed.

Dentilation (n.) Dentition.

Dentilave (n.) A wash for cleaning the teeth.

Dentile (n.) A small tooth, like that of a saw.

Dentilingual (a.) Produced by applying the tongue to the teeth or to the gums; or representing a sound so formed.

Dentilingual (n.) A dentilingual sound or letter.

Dentiloquist (n.) One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.

Dentiloquy (n.) The habit or practice of speaking through the teeth, or with them closed.

Dential (a.) Of or pertaining to dentine.

Dentine (n.) The dense calcified substance of which teeth are largely composed. It contains less animal matter than bone, and in the teeth of man is situated beneath the enamel.

Dentiphone (n.) An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve; an audiphone.

Dentirostres (pl. ) of Dentiroster

Dentiroster (n.) A dentirostral bird.

Dentirostral (a.) Having a toothed bill; -- applied to a group of passerine birds, having the bill notched, and feeding chiefly on insects, as the shrikes and vireos. See Illust. (N) under Beak.

Dentirostrate (a.) Dentirostral.

Dentiscalp (n.) An instrument for scraping the teeth.

Dentist (n.) One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon.

Dentistic (a.) Alt. of Dentistical

Dentistical (a.) Pertaining to dentistry or to dentists.

Dentistry (n.) The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.

Dentition (n.) The development and cutting of teeth; teething.

Dentition (n.) The system of teeth peculiar to an animal.

Dentized (imp. & p. p.) of Dentize

Dentizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dentize

Dentize (v. t. & i.) To breed or cut new teeth.

Dentoid (a.) Shaped like a tooth; tooth-shaped.

Dentolingual (a.) Dentilingual.

Denture (n.) An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.

Denudate (v. t.) To denude.

Denudation (n.) The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.

Denudation (n.) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water.

Denude (v. t.) To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.

Denunciate (v. t.) To denounce; to condemn publicly or solemnly.

Denunciation (n.) Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.

Denunciation (n.) The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.

Denunciation (n.) That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.

Denunciative (a.) Same as Denunciatory.

Denunciator (n.) One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.

Denunciatory (a.) Characterized by or containing a denunciation; minatory; accusing; threatening; as, severe and denunciatory language.

Denutrition (n.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.

Denied (imp. & p. p.) of Deny

Denying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deny

Deny (v. t.) To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.

Deny (v. t.) To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce.

Deny (v. t.) To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.

Deny (v. t.) To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

Deny (v. i.) To answer in /// negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.

Denyingly (adv.) In the manner of one denies a request.

Deobstruct (v. t.) To remove obstructions or impediments in; to clear from anything that hinders the passage of fluids; as, to deobstruct the pores or lacteals.

Deobstruent (a.) Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient.

Deobstruent (n.) A medicine which removes obstructions; an aperient.

Deodand (n.) A personal chattel which had caused the death of a person, and for that reason was given to God, that is, forfeited to the crown, to be applied to pious uses, and distributed in alms by the high almoner. Thus, if a cart ran over a man and killed him, it was forfeited as a deodand.

Deodar (n.) A kind of cedar (Cedrus Deodara), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.

Deodate (n.) A gift or offering to God.

Deodorant (n.) A deodorizer.

Deodorization (n.) The act of depriving of odor, especially of offensive odors resulting from impurities.

Deodorize (v. t.) To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities.

Deodorizer (n.) He who, or that which, deodorizes; esp., an agent that destroys offensive odors.

Deonerate (v. t.) To unload; to disburden.

Deontological (a.) Pertaining to deontology.

Deontologist (n.) One versed in deontology.

Deontology (n.) The science relat/ to duty or moral obligation.

Deoperculate (a.) Having the lid removed; -- said of the capsules of mosses.

Deoppilate (v. t.) To free from obstructions; to clear a passage through.

Deoppilation (n.) Removal of whatever stops up the passages.

Deoppilative (a. & n.) Deobstruent; aperient.

Deordination (n.) Disorder; dissoluteness.

Deosculate (v. t.) To kiss warmly.

Deoxidate (v. t.) To deoxidize.

Deoxidation (n.) The act or process of reducing from the state of an oxide.

Deoxidization (n.) Deoxidation.

Deoxidize (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.

Deoxidizer (n.) That which removes oxygen; hence, a reducing agent; as, nascent hydrogen is a deoxidizer.

Deoxygenate (v. t.) To deoxidize.

Deoxygenation (n.) The act or operation of depriving of oxygen.

Deoxygenize (v. t.) To deoxidize.

Depaint (p. p.) Painted.

Depainted (imp. & p. p.) of Depaint

Depainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depaint

Depaint (v. t.) To paint; to picture; hence, to describe; to delineate in words; to depict.

Depaint (v. t.) To mark with, or as with, color; to color.

Depainter (n.) One who depaints.

Depardieux (interj.) In God's name; certainly.

Departed (imp. & p. p.) of Depart

Departing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depart

Depart (v. i.) To part; to divide; to separate.

Depart (v. i.) To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; -- opposed to arrive; -- often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination.

Depart (v. i.) To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; -- with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading.

Depart (v. i.) To pass away; to perish.

Depart (v. i.) To quit this world; to die.

Depart (v. t.) To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.

Depart (v. t.) To divide in order to share; to apportion.

Depart (v. t.) To leave; to depart from.

Depart (n.) Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.

Depart (n.) A going away; departure; hence, death.

Departable (a.) Divisible.

Departer (n.) One who refines metals by separation.

Departer (n.) One who departs.

Department (v. i.) Act of departing; departure.

Department (v. i.) A part, portion, or subdivision.

Department (v. i.) A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.

Department (v. i.) Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics.

Department (v. i.) A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.

Department (v. i.) A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.

Departmental (a.) Pertaining to a department or division.

Departure (n.) Division; separation; putting away.

Departure (n.) Separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away.

Departure (n.) Removal from the present life; death; decease.

Departure (n.) Deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose.

Departure (n.) The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another.

Departure (n.) The distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique line.

Depascent (a.) Feeding.

Depasture (v. t. & i.) To pasture; to feed; to graze; also, to use for pasture.

Depatriate (v. t. & i.) To withdraw, or cause to withdraw, from one's country; to banish.

Depauperated (imp. & p. p.) of Depauperate

Depauperating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depauperate

Depauperate (v. t. & i.) To make poor; to impoverish.

Depauperate (a.) Falling short of the natural size, from being impoverished or starved.

Depauperize (v. t.) To free from paupers; to rescue from poverty.

Depeach (v. t.) To discharge.

Depectible (a.) Tough; thick; capable of extension.

Depeculation (n.) A robbing or embezzlement.

Depeinct (v. t.) To paint.

Depended (imp. & p. p.) of Depend

Depending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depend

Depend (v. i.) To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.

Depend (v. i.) To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.

Depend (v. i.) To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly by of.

Depend (v. i.) To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.

Depend (v. i.) To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.

Depend (v. i.) To impend.

Dependable (a.) Worthy of being depended on; trustworthy.

Dependant (n.) Alt. of Dependancy

Dependance (n.) Alt. of Dependancy

Dependancy (n.) See Dependent, Dependence, Dependency.

Dependence (n.) The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.

Dependence (n.) The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).

Dependence (n.) Mutu/// /onnection and support; concatenation; systematic ///er relation.

Dependence (n.) Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self.

Dependence (n.) A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.

Dependence (n.) That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.

Dependence (n.) That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.

Dependence (n.) A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.

Dependencies (pl. ) of Dependency

Dependency (n.) State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.

Dependency (n.) A thing hanging down; a dependence.

Dependency (n.) That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.

Dependency (n.) A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.

Dependent (a.) Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.

Dependent (a.) Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends.

Dependent (n.) One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.

Dependent (n.) That which depends; corollary; consequence.

Dependently (adv.) In a dependent manner.

Depender (n.) One who depends; a dependent.

Dependingly (adv.) As having dependence.

Depeople (v. t.) To depopulate.

Deperdit (n.) That which is lost or destroyed.

Deperditely (adv.) Hopelessly; despairingly; in the manner of one ruined; as, deperditely wicked.

Deperdition (n.) Loss; destruction.

Depertible (a.) Divisible.

Dephlegm (v. t.) To rid of phlegm or water; to dephlegmate.

Dephlegmated (imp. & p. p.) of Dephlegmate

Dephlegmating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dephlegmate

Dephlegmate (v. t.) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; -- used of spirits and acids.

Dephlegmation (n.) The operation of separating water from spirits and acids, by evaporation or repeated distillation; -- called also concentration, especially when acids are the subject of it.

Dephlegmator (n.) An instrument or apparatus in which water is separated by evaporation or distillation; the part of a distilling apparatus in which the separation of the vapors is effected.

Dephlegmatory (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, dephlegmation.

Dephlegmedness (n.) A state of being freed from water.

Dephlogisticated (imp. & p. p.) of Dephlogisticcate

Dephlogisticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dephlogisticcate

Dephlogisticcate (v. t.) To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed principle of inflammability.

Dephosphorization (n.) The act of freeing from phosphorous.

Depict (p. p.) Depicted.

Depict (p. p.) Depicted.

Depicted (imp. & p. p.) of Depict

Depicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depict

Depict (v. t.) To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray.

Depict (v. t.) To represent in words; to describe vividly.

Depiction (n.) A painting or depicting; a representation.

Depictured (imp. & p. p.) of Depicture

Depicturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depicture

Depicture (v. t.) To make a picture of; to paint; to picture; to depict.

Depilated (imp. & p. p.) of Depilate

Depilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depilate

Depilate (v. t.) To strip of hair; to husk.

Depilation (n.) Act of pulling out or removing the hair; unhairing.

Depilatory (a.) Having the quality or power of removing hair.

Depilatory (n.) An application used to take off hair.

Depilous (a.) Hairless.

Deplanate (v. t.) Flattened; made level or even.

Deplant (v. t.) To take up (plants); to transplant.

Deplantation (n.) Act of taking up plants from beds.

Depleted (imp. & p. p.) of Deplete

Depleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deplete

Deplete (a.) To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.

Deplete (a.) To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.

Depletion (n.) The act of depleting or emptying.

Depletion (n.) the act or process of diminishing the quantity of fluid in the vessels by bloodletting or otherwise; also excessive evacuation, as in severe diarrhea.

Depletive (a.) Able or fitted to deplete.

Depletive (n.) A substance used to deplete.

Depletory (a.) Serving to deplete.

Deplication (n.) An unfolding, untwisting, or unplaiting.

Deploitation (n.) Same as Exploitation.

Deplorability (n.) Deplorableness.

Deplorable (a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.

Deplorableness (n.) State of being deplorable.

Deplorably (adv.) In a deplorable manner.

Deplorate (a.) Deplorable.

Deploration (n.) The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation.

Deplored (imp. & p. p.) of Deplore

Deploring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deplore

Deplore (v. t.) To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.

Deplore (v. t.) To complain of.

Deplore (v. t.) To regard as hopeless; to give up.

Deplore (v. i.) To lament.

Deploredly (adv.) Lamentably.

Deploredness (n.) The state of being deplored or deplorable.

Deplorement (n.) Deploration.

Deplorre (n.) One who deplores.

Deploringly (adv.) In a deploring manner.

Deployed (imp. & p. p.) of Deploy

Deploying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deploy

Deploy (v. t. & i.) To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; -- the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle.

Deploy (n.) Alt. of Deployment

Deployment (n.) The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front.

Deplumate (a.) Destitute or deprived of features; deplumed.

Deplumation (n.) The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers.

Deplumation (n.) A disease of the eyelids, attended with loss of the eyelashes.

Deplumed (imp. & p. p.) of Deplume

Depluming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deplume

Deplume (v. t.) To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage.

Deplume (v. t.) To lay bare; to expose.

Depolarization (n.) The act of depriving of polarity, or the result of such action; reduction to an unpolarized condition.

Depolarized (imp. & p. p.) of Depolarize

Depolarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depolarize

Depolarize (v. t.) To deprive of polarity; to reduce to an unpolarized condition.

Depolarize (v. t.) To free from polarization, as the negative plate of the voltaic battery.

Depolarizer (n.) A substance used to prevent polarization, as upon the negative plate of a voltaic battery.

Depolish (v. t.) To remove the polish or glaze from.

Depolishing (n.) The process of removing the vitreous glaze from porcelain, leaving the dull luster of the surface of ivory porcelain.

Deponed (imp. & p. p.) of Depone

Deponing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depone

Depone (v. t.) To lay, as a stake; to wager.

Depone (v. t.) To lay down.

Depone (v. t.) To assert under oath; to depose.

Depone (v. i.) To testify under oath; to depose; to bear witness.

Deponent (v. t.) One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing.

Deponent (v. t.) A deponent verb.

Deponent (a.) Having a passive form with an active meaning, as certain latin and Greek verbs.

Depopulacy (n.) Depopulation; destruction of population.

Depopulated (imp. & p. p.) of Depopulate

Depopulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depopulate

Depopulate (v. t.) To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.

Depopulate (v. i.) To become dispeopled.

Depopulation (n.) The act of depopulating, or condition of being depopulated; destruction or explusion of inhabitants.

Depopulator (n.) One who depopulates; a dispeopler.

Deported (imp. & p. p.) of Deport

Deporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deport

Deport (v. t.) To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment.

Deport (v. t.) To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.

Deport (n.) Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment.

Deportation (n.) The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.

Deportment (n.) Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.

Deporture (n.) Deportment.

Deposable (a.) Capable of being deposed or deprived of office.

Deposal (n.) The act of deposing from office; a removal from the throne.

Deposed (imp. & p. p.) of Depose

Deposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depose

Depose (v. t.) To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside.

Depose (v. t.) To let fall; to deposit.

Depose (v. t.) To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office.

Depose (v. t.) To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use.

Depose (v. t.) To put under oath.

Depose (v. i.) To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition.

Deposer (n.) One who deposes or degrades from office.

Deposer (n.) One who testifies or deposes; a deponent.

Deposited (imp. & p. p.) of Deposit

Depositing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deposit

Deposit (n.) To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.

Deposit (n.) To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.

Deposit (n.) To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.

Deposit (n.) To lay aside; to rid one's self of.

Deposit (v. t.) That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).

Deposit (v. t.) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.

Deposit (v. t.) That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.

Deposit (v. t.) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor.

Deposit (v. t.) Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.

Deposit (v. t.) A place of deposit; a depository.

Depositaries (pl. ) of Depositary

Depositary (n.) One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor.

Depositary (n.) A storehouse; a depository.

Depositary (n.) One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense.

Deposition (n.) The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.

Deposition (n.) The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.

Deposition (n.) The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.

Deposition (n.) That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.

Deposition (n.) An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.

Deposition (n.) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.

Depositor (n.) One who makes a deposit, especially of money in a bank; -- the correlative of depository.

Depositories (pl. ) of Depository

Depository (n.) A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk's office is a depository for records.

Depository (n.) One with whom something is deposited; a depositary.

Depositum (n.) Deposit.

Depositure (n.) The act of depositing; deposition.

Depot (n.) A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.

Depot (n.) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.

Depot (n.) The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.

Depot (n.) A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight.

Depper (a.) Deeper.

Depravation (n.) Detraction; depreciation.

Depravation (n.) The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.

Depravation (n.) The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.

Depravation (n.) Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.

Depraved (imp. & p. p.) of Deprave

Depraving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprave

Deprave (n. t.) To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.

Deprave (n. t.) To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.

Depravedly (adv.) In a depraved manner.

Depravedness (n.) Depravity.

Depravement (n.) Depravity.

Depraver (n.) One who deprave or corrupts.

Depravingly (adv.) In a depraving manner.

Depravity (n.) The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling and principle.

Deprecable (a.) That may or should be deprecated.

Deprecated (imp. & p. p.) of Deprecate

Deprecating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprecate

Deprecate (v. t.) To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly.

Deprecatingly (adv.) In a deprecating manner.

Deprecation (n.) The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.

Deprecation (n.) Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.

Deprecation (n.) An imprecation or curse.

Deprecative (a.) Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.

Deprecator (n.) One who deprecates.

Deprecatory (a.) Serving to deprecate; tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; apologetic.

Depreciated (imp. & p. p.) of Depreciate

Depreciating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depreciate

Depreciate (v. t.) To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.

Depreciate (v. i.) To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie.

Depreciation (n.) The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.

Depreciation (n.) The falling of value; reduction of worth.

Depreciation (n.) the state of being depreciated.

Depreciative (a.) Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.

Depreciator (n.) One who depreciates.

Depreciatory (a.) Tending to depreciate; undervaluing; depreciative.

Depredable (a.) Liable to depredation.

Depredated (imp. & p. p.) of Depredate

Depredating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depredate

Depredate (v. t.) To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to prey upon.

Depredate (v. i.) To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops depredated on the country.

Depredation (n.) The act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land.

Depredator (n.) One who plunders or pillages; a spoiler; a robber.

Depredatory (a.) Tending or designed to depredate; characterized by depredation; plundering; as, a depredatory incursion.

Depreicate (v. t.) To proclaim; to celebrate.

Deprehended (imp. & p. p.) of Deprehend

Deprehending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprehend

Deprehend (v. t.) To take unwares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an unlawful act; to catch; to apprehend.

Deprehend (v. t.) To detect; to discover; to find out.

Deprehensible (a.) That may be caught or discovered; apprehensible.

Deprehension (n.) A catching; discovery.

Depressed (imp. & p. p.) of Depress

Depressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depress

Depress (v. t.) To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.

Depress (v. t.) To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.

Depress (v. t.) To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.

Depress (v. t.) To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.

Depress (v. t.) To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.

Depress (v. t.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.

Depress (a.) Having the middle lower than the border; concave.

Depressant (n.) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.

Depressed (a.) Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.

Depressed (a.) Concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border.

Depressed (a.) Lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.

Depressed (a.) Having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies.

Depressingly (adv.) In a depressing manner.

Depression (n.) The act of depressing.

Depression (n.) The state of being depressed; a sinking.

Depression (n.) A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.

Depression (n.) Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.

Depression (n.) Dejection; despondency; lowness.

Depression (n.) Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.

Depression (n.) The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.

Depression (n.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations.

Depression (n.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.

Depressive (a.) Able or tending to depress or cast down.

Depressomotor (a.) Depressing or diminishing the capacity for movement, as depressomotor nerves, which lower or inhibit muscular activity.

Depressomotor (n.) Any agent that depresses the activity of the motor centers, as bromides, etc.

Depressor (n.) One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor.

Depressor (n.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part.

Depriment (a.) Serving to depress.

Deprisure (n.) Low estimation; disesteem; contempt.

Deprivable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, deprived; liable to be deposed.

Deprivation (n.) The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.

Deprivation (n.) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.

Deprivation (n.) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.

Deprived (imp. & p. p.) of Deprive

Depriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprive

Deprive (v. t.) To take away; to put an end; to destroy.

Deprive (v. t.) To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.

Deprive (v. t.) To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.

Deprivement (n.) Deprivation.

Depriver (n.) One who, or that which, deprives.

Deprostrate (a.) Fully prostrate; humble; low; rude.

Deprovincialize (v. t.) To divest of provincial quality or characteristics.

Depth (n.) The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.

Depth (n.) Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.

Depth (n.) Lowness; as, depth of sound.

Depth (n.) That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter.

Depth (n.) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.

Depth (n.) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.

Depthen (v. t.) To deepen.

Depthless (a.) Having no depth; shallow.

Depthless (a.) Of measureless depth; unfathomable.

Depucelate (v. t.) To deflour; to deprive of virginity.

Depudicate (v. t.) To deflour; to dishonor.

Depulse (v. t.) To drive away.

Depulsion (n.) A driving or thrusting away.

Depulsory (a.) Driving or thrusting away; averting.

Depurant (a. & n.) Depurative.

Depurate (a.) Depurated; cleansed; freed from impurities.

Depurated (imp. & p. p.) of Depurate

Depurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depurate

Depurate (v. t.) To free from impurities, heterogeneous matter, or feculence; to purify; to cleanse.

Depuration (n.) The act or process of depurating or freeing from foreign or impure matter, as a liquid or wound.

Depurative (a.) Purifying the blood or the humors; depuratory.

Depurative (n.) A depurative remedy or agent; or a disease which is believed to be depurative.

Depurator (n.) One who, or that which, cleanses.

Depuratory (a.) Depurating; tending to depurate or cleanse; depurative.

Depure (v. t.) To depurate; to purify.

Depurgatory (a.) Serving to purge; tending to cleanse or purify.

Depurition (n.) See Depuration.

Deputable (a.) Fit to be deputed; suitable to act as a deputy.

Deputation (n.) The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.

Deputation (n.) The person or persons deputed or commissioned by another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf; delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a truce.

Deputator (n.) One who deputes, or makes a deputation.

Deputed (imp. & p. p.) of Depute

Deputing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depute

Depute (v. t.) To appoint as deputy or agent; to commission to act in one's place; to delegate.

Depute (v. t.) To appoint; to assign; to choose.

Depute (n.) A person deputed; a deputy.

Deputize (v. t.) To appoint as one's deputy; to empower to act in one's stead; to depute.

Deputies (pl. ) of Deputy

Deputy (n.) One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.

Deputy (n.) A member of the Chamber of Deputies.

Dequantitate (v. t.) To diminish the quantity of; to disquantity.

Deracinated (imp. & p. p.) of Deracinate

Deracinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deracinate

Deracinate (v. t.) To pluck up by the roots; to extirpate.

Deraination (n.) The act of pulling up by the roots; eradication.

Deraign (v. t.) Alt. of Derain

Derain (v. t.) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one's self).

Deraignment (n.) Alt. of Derainment

Derainment (n.) The act of deraigning.

Derainment (n.) The renunciation of religious or monastic vows.

Derailed (imp. & p. p.) of Derail

Derailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derail

Derail (v. t.) To cause to run off from the rails of a railroad, as a locomotive.

Derailment (n.) The act of going off, or the state of being off, the rails of a railroad.

Deranged (imp. & p. p.) of Derange

Deranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derange

Derange (v. t.) To put out of place, order, or rank; to disturb the proper arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder, confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange; as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of a nation.

Derange (v. t.) To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism.

Derange (v. t.) To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the intellect; to render insane.

Deranged (a.) Disordered; especially, disordered in mind; crazy; insane.

Derangement (n.) The act of deranging or putting out of order, or the state of being deranged; disarrangement; disorder; confusion; especially, mental disorder; insanity.

Deranger (n.) One who deranges.

Deray (n.) Disorder; merriment.

Derbio (n.) A large European food fish (Lichia glauca).

Derby (n.) A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.

Derby (n.) A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.

Derbyshire spar () A massive variety of fluor spar, found in Derbyshire, England, and wrought into vases and other ornamental work.

Derdoing (v. t.) Doing daring or chivalrous deeds.

Dere (v. t.) To hurt; to harm; to injure.

Dere (n.) Harm.

Dereine (v. t.) Alt. of Dereyne

Dereyne (v. t.) Same as Darraign.

Derelict (a.) Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands.

Derelict (a.) Lost; adrift; hence, wanting; careless; neglectful; unfaithful.

Derelict (n.) A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea.

Derelict (n.) A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for cultivation or use.

Dereliction (n.) The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.

Dereliction (n.) A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.

Dereliction (n.) The state of being left or abandoned.

Dereliction (n.) A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.

Dereligionize (v. t.) To make irreligious; to turn from religion.

Dereling (n.) Darling.

Dereling (n.) Darling.

Derf (a.) Strong; powerful; fierce.

Derided (imp. & p. p.) of Deride

Deriding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deride

Deride (v. t.) To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.

Derider (n.) One who derides, or laughs at, another in contempt; a mocker; a scoffer.

Deridingly (adv.) By way of derision or mockery.

Derision (n.) The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.

Derision (n.) An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

Derisive (a.) Expressing, serving for, or characterized by, derision.

Derisory (a.) Derisive; mocking.

Derivable (a.) That can be derived; obtainable by transmission; capable of being known by inference, as from premises or data; capable of being traced, as from a radical; as, income is derivable from various sources.

Derivably (adv.) By derivation.

Derival (n.) Derivation.

Derivate (a.) Derived; derivative.

Derivate (n.) A thing derived; a derivative.

Derivate (v. t.) To derive.

Derivation (n.) A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.

Derivation (n.) The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.

Derivation (n.) The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.

Derivation (n.) The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.

Derivation (n.) That from which a thing is derived.

Derivation (n.) That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.

Derivation (n.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.

Derivation (n.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

Derivational (a.) Relating to derivation.

Derivative (a.) Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.

Derivative (n.) That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.

Derivative (n.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.

Derivative (n.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.

Derivative (n.) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense).

Derivative (n.) A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.

Derivative (n.) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.

Derived (imp. & p. p.) of Derive

Deriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derive

Derive (v. t.) To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.

Derive (v. t.) To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.

Derive (v. t.) To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.

Derive (v. t.) To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.

Derive (v. i.) To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.

Derivement (n.) That which is derived; deduction; inference.

Deriver (n.) One who derives.

Derk (a.) Dark.

-derm (n.) A suffix or terminal formative, much used in anatomical terms, and signifying skin, integument, covering; as, blastoderm, ectoderm, etc.

Derm (v. t.) The integument of animal; the skin.

Derm (v. t.) See Dermis.

Derma (n.) See Dermis.

Dermal (a.) Pertaining to the integument or skin of animals; dermic; as, the dermal secretions.

Dermal (a.) Pertaining to the dermis or true skin.

Dermaptera (n.) Alt. of Dermapteran

Dermapteran (n.) See Dermoptera, Dermopteran.

Dermatic (a.) Alt. of Dermatine

Dermatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the skin.

Dermatitis (n.) Inflammation of the skin.

Dermatogen (n.) Nascent epidermis, or external cuticle of plants in a forming condition.

Dermatogen (n.) Nascent epidermis, or external cuticle of plants in a forming condition.

Dermatography (n.) An anatomical description of, or treatise on, the skin.

Dermatoid (a.) Resembling skin; skinlike.

Dermatologist (n.) One who discourses on the skin and its diseases; one versed in dermatology.

Dermatology (n.) The science which treats of the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases.

Dermatopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to skin diseases, or their cure.

Dermatophyte (n.) A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin.

Dermestes (n.) A genus of coleopterous insects, the larvae of which feed animal substances. They are very destructive to dries meats, skins, woolens, and furs. The most common species is D. lardarius, known as the bacon beetle.

Dermestoid (a.) Pertaining to or resembling the genus Dermestes.

Dermic (a.) Relating to the derm or skin.

Dermic (a.) Pertaining to the dermis; dermal.

Dermis (n.) The deep sensitive layer of the skin beneath the scarfskin or epidermis; -- called also true skin, derm, derma, corium, cutis, and enderon. See Skin, and Illust. in Appendix.

Dermobranchiata (n. pl.) A group of nudibranch mollusks without special gills.

Dermobranchiate (a.) Having the skin modified to serve as a gill.

Dermohaemal (a.) Pertaining to, or in relation with, both dermal and haemal structures; as, the dermohaemal spines or ventral fin rays of fishes.

Dermoid (a.) Same as Dermatoid.

Dermoneural (a.) Pertaining to, or in relation with, both dermal and neural structures; as, the dermoneural spines or dorsal fin rays of fishes.

Dermopathic (a.) Dermatopathic.

Dermophyte (n.) A dermatophyte.

Dermoptera (n. pl.) The division of insects which includes the earwigs (Forticulidae).

Dermoptera (n. pl.) A group of lemuroid mammals having a parachutelike web of skin between the fore and hind legs, of which the colugo (Galeopithecus) is the type. See Colugo.

Dermoptera (n. pl.) An order of Mammalia; the Cheiroptera.

Dermopteran (n.) An insect which has the anterior pair of wings coriaceous, and does not use them in flight, as the earwig.

Dermopteri (n. pl.) Same as Dermopterygii.

Dermopterygii (n. pl.) A group of fishlike animals including the Marsipobranchiata and Leptocardia.

Dermoskeleton (n.) See Exoskeleton.

Dermostosis (n.) Ossification of the dermis.

Dern (n.) A gatepost or doorpost.

Dern (a.) Hidden; concealed; secret.

Dern (a.) Solitary; sad.

Derne (a.) To hide; to skulk.

Dernful (a.) Secret; hence, lonely; sad; mournful.

Dernier (a.) Last; final.

Dernly (adv.) Secretly; grievously; mournfully.

Derogant (a.) Derogatory.

Derogated (imp. & p. p.) of Derogate

Derogating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derogate

Derogate (v. t.) To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.

Derogate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing.

Derogate (v. i.) To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from.

Derogate (v. i.) To act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate.

Derogate (n.) Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.

Derogately (adv.) In a derogatory manner.

Derogation (n.) The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to.

Derogation (n.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks.

Derogative (a.) Derogatory.

Derogator (n.) A detractor.

Derogatorily (adv.) In a derogatory manner; disparagingly.

Derogatoriness (n.) Quality of being derogatory.

Derogatory (a.) Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.

Derotremata (n. pl.) The tribe of aquatic Amphibia which includes Amphiuma, Menopoma, etc. They have permanent gill openings, but no external gills; -- called also Cryptobranchiata.

Derre (a.) Dearer.

Derrick (n.) A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, as stones in building.

Derring (a.) Daring or warlike.

Derringer (n.) A kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball.

Derth (n.) Dearth; scarcity.

Dertrotheca (n.) The horny covering of the end of the bill of birds.

Dervish (n.) Alt. of Dervis

Dervise (n.) Alt. of Dervis

Dervis (n.) A Turkish or Persian monk, especially one who professes extreme poverty and leads an austere life.

Derworth (a.) Precious.

Descant (v. i.) Originally, a double song; a melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor; a variation of an air; a variation by ornament of the main subject or plain song.

Descant (v. i.) The upper voice in part music.

Descant (v. i.) The canto, cantus, or soprano voice; the treble.

Descant (v. i.) A discourse formed on its theme, like variations on a musical air; a comment or comments.

Descanted (imp. & p. p.) of Descant

Descanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Descant

Descant (v. i.) To sing a variation or accomplishment.

Descant (v. i.) To comment freely; to discourse with fullness and particularity; to discourse at large.

Descanter (n.) One who descants.

Descended (imp. & p. p.) of Descend

Descending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Descend

Descend (v. i.) To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to incline downward; -- the opposite of ascend.

Descend (v. i.) To enter mentally; to retire.

Descend (v. i.) To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.

Descend (v. i.) To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he descended from his high estate.

Descend (v. i.) To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.

Descend (v. i.) To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir.

Descend (v. i.) To move toward the south, or to the southward.

Descend (v. i.) To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.

Descend (v. t.) To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.

Descendant (a.) Descendent.

Descendant (n.) One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant.

Descendent (a.) Descending; falling; proceeding from an ancestor or source.

Descender (n.) One who descends.

Descendibility (n.) The quality of being descendible; capability of being transmitted from ancestors; as, the descendibility of an estate.

Descendible (a.) Admitting descent; capable of being descended.

Descendible (a.) That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.

Descending (a.) Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards.

Descendingly (adv.) In a descending manner.

Descension (n.) The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation.

Descensional (a.) Pertaining to descension.

Descensive (a.) Tending to descend; tending downwards; descending.

Descensory (n.) A vessel used in alchemy to extract oils.

Descent (n.) The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.

Descent (n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.

Descent (n.) Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.

Descent (n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.

Descent (n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.

Descent (n.) Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.

Descent (n.) That which is descended; descendants; issue.

Descent (n.) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

Descent (n.) Lowest place; extreme downward place.

Descent (n.) A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

Describable (a.) That can be described; capable of description.

Described (imp. & p. p.) of Describe

Describing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Describe

Describe (v. t.) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.

Describe (v. t.) To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.

Describe (v. t.) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.

Describe (v. i.) To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.

Describent (n.) Same as Generatrix.

Describer (n.) One who describes.

Descrier (n.) One who descries.

Description (n.) The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

Description (n.) A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.

Description (n.) A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.

Descriptive (a.) Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.

Descrive (v. t.) To describe.

Descried (imp. & p. p.) of Descry

Descrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Descry

Descry (v. t.) To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover.

Descry (v. t.) To discover; to disclose; to reveal.

Descry (n.) Discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance.

Desecate (v. t.) To cut, as with a scythe; to mow.

Desecrated (imp. & p. p.) of Desecrate

Desecrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desecrate

Desecrate (v. t.) To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred purpose; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy use; -- the opposite of consecrate.

Desecrater (n.) One who desecrates; a profaner.

Desecration (n.) The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated.

Desecrator (n.) One who desecrates.

Desegmentation (n.) The loss or obliteration of division into segments; as, a desegmentation of the body.

Desert (n.) That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.

Desert (n.) A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa are destitute and vegetation.

Desert (n.) A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.

Desert (a.) Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.

Deserted (imp. & p. p.) of Desert

Deserting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desert

Desert (v. t.) To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country.

Desert (v. t.) To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.

Desert (v. i.) To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond.

Deserter (n.) One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion.

Desertful (a.) Meritorious.

Desertion (n.) The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.

Desertion (n.) The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.

Desertion (n.) Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.

Desertless (a.) Without desert.

Desertlessly (adv.) Undeservedly.

Desertness (n.) A deserted condition.

Desertrix (n.) Alt. of Desertrice

Desertrice (n.) A feminine deserter.

Deserved (imp. & p. p.) of Deserve

Deserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deserve

Deserve (v. t.) To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.

Deserve (v. t.) To serve; to treat; to benefit.

Deserve (v. i.) To be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with well.

Deservedly (adv.) According to desert (whether good or evil); justly.

Deservedness (n.) Meritoriousness.

Deserver (n.) One who deserves.

Deserving (n.) Desert; merit.

Deserving (a.) Meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act.

Deshabille (n.) An undress; a careless toilet.

Desiccant (a.) Drying; desiccative.

Desiccant (n.) A medicine or application for drying up a sore.

Desiccated (imp. & p. p.) of Desiccate

Desiccating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desiccate

Desiccate (v. t.) To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.

Desiccate (v. i.) To become dry.

Desiccation (n.) The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated.

Desiccative (a.) Drying; tending to dry.

Desiccative (n.) An application for drying up secretions.

Desiccator (n.) One who, or that which, desiccates.

Desiccator (n.) A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid or calcium chloride, above which is suspended the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.

Desiccatory (a.) Desiccative.

Desiderable (a.) Desirable.

Desiderata (n. pl.) See Desideratum.

Desiderated (imp. & p. p.) of Desiderate

Desiderating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desiderate

Desiderate (v. t.) To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want.

Desideration (n.) Act of desiderating; also, the thing desired.

Desiderative (a.) Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.

Desiderative (n.) An object of desire.

Desiderative (n.) A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the desire of doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb.

Desiderata (pl. ) of Desideratum

Desideratum (n.) Anything desired; that of which the lack is felt; a want generally felt and acknowledge.

Desidiose (a.) Alt. of Desidious

Desidious (a.) Idle; lazy.

Desidiousness (n.) The state or quality of being desidiose, or indolent.

Desight (n.) An unsightly object.

Desightment (n.) The act of making unsightly; disfigurement.

Designed (imp. & p. p.) of Design

Designing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Design

Design (n.) To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.

Design (n.) To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

Design (n.) To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.

Design (n.) To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.

Design (v. i.) To form a design or designs; to plan.

Design (n.) A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.

Design (n.) A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.

Design (n.) Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.

Design (n.) The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.

Design (n.) The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.

Designable (a.) Capable of being designated or distinctly marked out; distinguishable.

Designate (v. t.) Designated; appointed; chosen.

Designated (imp. & p. p.) of Designate

Designating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Designate

Designate (v. t.) To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.

Designate (v. t.) To call by a distinctive title; to name.

Designate (v. t.) To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.

Designation (n.) The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.

Designation (n.) Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.

Designation (n.) That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.

Designation (n.) Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.

Designative (a.) Serving to designate or indicate; pointing out.

Designator (n.) An officer who assigned to each his rank and place in public shows and ceremonies.

Designator (n.) One who designates.

Designatory (a.) Serving to designate; designative; indicating.

Designedly (adv.) By design; purposely; intentionally; -- opposed to accidentally, ignorantly, or inadvertently.

Designer (n.) One who designs, marks out, or plans; a contriver.

Designer (n.) One who produces or creates original works of art or decoration.

Designer (n.) A plotter; a schemer; -- used in a bad sense.

Designful (a.) Full of design; scheming.

Designing (a.) Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man.

Designing (n.) The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans.

Designless (a.) Without design.

Designment (n.) Delineation; sketch; design; ideal; invention.

Designment (n.) Design; purpose; scheme.

Desilver (v. t.) To deprive of silver; as, to desilver lead.

Desilverization (n.) The act or the process of freeing from silver; also, the condition resulting from the removal of silver.

Desilverize (v. t.) To deprive, or free from, silver; to remove silver from.

Desinence (n.) Termination; ending.

Desinent (a.) Ending; forming an end; lowermost.

Desinential (a.) Terminal.

Desipient (a.) Foolish; silly; trifling.

Desirability (n.) The state or quality of being desirable; desirableness.

Desirable (v. t.) Worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.

Desirableness (n.) The quality of being desirable.

Desirably (adv.) In a desirable manner.

Desired (imp. & p. p.) of Desire

Desiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desire

Desire (v. t.) To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.

Desire (v. t.) To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.

Desire (v. t.) To require; to demand; to claim.

Desire (v. t.) To miss; to regret.

Desire (v. t.) The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.

Desire (v. t.) An expressed wish; a request; petition.

Desire (v. t.) Anything which is desired; an object of longing.

Desire (v. t.) Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.

Desire (v. t.) Grief; regret.

Desireful (a.) Filled with desire; eager.

Desirefulness (n.) The state of being desireful; eagerness to obtain and possess.

Desireless (a.) Free from desire.

Desirer (n.) One who desires, asks, or wishes.

Desirous (n.) Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous.

Desirously (adv.) With desire; eagerly.

Desirousness (n.) The state of being desirous.

Desisted (imp. & p. p.) of Desist

Desisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desist

Desist (v. i.) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.

Desistance (n.) The act or state of desisting; cessation.

Desistive (a.) Final; conclusive; ending.

Desition (n.) An end or ending.

Desitive (a.) Final; serving to complete; conclusive.

Desitive (n.) A proposition relating to or expressing an end or conclusion.

Desk (n.) A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath.

Desk (n.) A reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also (esp. in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for "the clerical profession."

Desked (imp. & p. p.) of Desk

Desking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desk

Desk (v. t.) To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.

Deskwork (n.) Work done at a desk, as by a clerk or writer.

Desman (n.) An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia (Myogale moschata). It is allied to the moles, but is called muskrat by some English writers.

Desmid (n.) Alt. of Desmidian

Desmidian (n.) A microscopic plant of the family Desmidiae, a group of unicellular algae in which the species have a greenish color, and the cells generally appear as if they consisted of two coalescing halves.

Desmine (n.) Same as Stilbite. It commonly occurs in bundles or tufts of crystals.

Desmobacteria (n. pl.) See Microbacteria.

Desmodont (n.) A member of a group of South American blood-sucking bats, of the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. See Vampire.

Desmognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones united; -- applied to a group of carinate birds (Desmognathae), including various wading and swimming birds, as the ducks and herons, and also raptorial and other kinds.

Desmoid (a.) Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous.

Desmology (n.) The science which treats of the ligaments.

Desmomyaria (n. pl.) The division of Tunicata which includes the Salpae. See Salpa.

Desolate (a.) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.

Desolate (a.) Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.

Desolate (a.) Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.

Desolate (a.) Lost to shame; dissolute.

Desolate (a.) Destitute of; lacking in.

Desolated (imp. & p. p.) of Desolate

Desolating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desolate

Desolate (v. t.) To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.

Desolate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.

Desolately (adv.) In a desolate manner.

Desolateness (n.) The state of being desolate.

Desolater (n.) One who, or that which, desolates or lays waste.

Desolation (n.) The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.

Desolation (n.) The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.

Desolation (n.) A place or country wasted and forsaken.

Desolator (n.) Same as Desolater.

Desolatory (a.) Causing desolation.

Desophisticate (v. t.) To clear from sophism or error.

Desoxalic (a.) Made or derived from oxalic acid; as, desoxalic acid.

Despaired (imp. & p. p.) of Despair

Despairing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despair

Despair (v. i.) To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; -- often with of.

Despair (v. t.) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.

Despair (v. t.) To cause to despair.

Despair (n.) Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.

Despair (n.) That which is despaired of.

Despairer (n.) One who despairs.

Despairful (a.) Hopeless.

Despairing (a.) Feeling or expressing despair; hopeless.

Desparple (v. t. & i.) To scatter; to disparkle.

Despatch (n. & v.) Same as Dispatch.

Despecificate (v. t.) To discriminate; to separate according to specific signification or qualities; to specificate; to desynonymize.

Despecfication (n.) Discrimination.

Despect (n.) Contempt.

Despection (n.) A looking down; a despising.

Despeed (v. t.) To send hastily.

Despend (v. t.) To spend; to squander. See Dispend.

Desperadoes (pl. ) of Desperado

Desperado (n.) A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions, and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian.

Desperate (a.) Without hope; given to despair; hopeless.

Desperate (a.) Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous; irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.

Desperate (a.) Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate effort.

Desperate (a.) Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; -- used to mark the extreme predominance of a bad quality.

Desperate (n.) One desperate or hopeless.

Desperately (adv.) In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately.

Desperateness (n.) Desperation; virulence.

Desperation (n.) The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.

Desperation (n.) A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.

Despicability (n.) Despicableness.

Despicable (a.) Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift.

Despicableness (n.) The quality of being despicable; meanness; vileness; worthlessness.

Despicably (adv.) In a despicable or mean manner; contemptibly; as, despicably stingy.

Despiciency (n.) A looking down; despection.

Despisable (a.) Despicable; contemptible.

Despisal (n.) A despising; contempt.

Despised (imp. & p. p.) of Despise

Despising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despise

Despise (v. t.) To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of.

Despisedness (n.) The state of being despised.

Despisement (n.) A despising.

Despiser (n.) One who despises; a contemner; a scorner.

Despisingly (adv.) Contemptuously.

Despite (n.) Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.

Despite (n.) An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.

Despited (imp. & p. p.) of Despite

Despiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despite

Despite (n.) To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.

Despite (prep.) In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices.

Despiteful (a.) Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious.

Despiteous (a.) Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous.

Despiteously (adv.) Despitefully.

Despitous (a.) Despiteous; very angry; cruel.

Despoiled (imp. & p. p.) of Despoil

Despoiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despoil

Despoil (v. t.) To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe.

Despoil (v. t.) To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; -- usually followed by of.

Despoil (n.) Spoil.

Despoiler (n.) One who despoils.

Despoilment (n.) Despoliation.

Despoliation (n.) A stripping or plundering; spoliation.

Desponded (imp. & p. p.) of Despond

Desponding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despond

Despond (v. i.) To give up, the will, courage, or spirit; to be thoroughly disheartened; to lose all courage; to become dispirited or depressed; to take an unhopeful view.

Despond (n.) Despondency.

Despondence (n.) Despondency.

Despondency (n.) The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.

Despondent (a.) Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner.

Desponder (n.) One who desponds.

Despondingly (adv.) In a desponding manner.

Desponsage (n.) Betrothal.

Desponsate (v. t.) To betroth.

Desponsation (n.) A betrothing; betrothal.

Desponsories (pl. ) of Desponsory

Desponsory (n.) A written pledge of marriage.

Desport (v. t. & i.) See Disport.

Despot (n.) A master; a lord; especially, an absolute or irresponsible ruler or sovereign.

Despot (n.) One who rules regardless of a constitution or laws; a tyrant.

Despotat (n.) The station or government of a despot; also, the domain of a despot.

Despotic (a.) Alt. of Despotical

Despotical (a.) Having the character of, or pertaining to, a despot; absolute in power; possessing and abusing unlimited power; evincing despotism; tyrannical; arbitrary.

Despotism (n.) The power, spirit, or principles of a despot; absolute control over others; tyrannical sway; tyranny.

Despotism (n.) A government which is directed by a despot; a despotic monarchy; absolutism; autocracy.

Despotist (n.) A supporter of despotism.

Despotize (v. t.) To act the despot.

Despread (v. t. & i.) See Dispread.

Despumated (imp. & p. p.) of Despumate

Despumating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despumate

Despumate (v. t. & i.) To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or scum; to foam.

Despumation (n.) The act of throwing up froth or scum; separation of the scum or impurities from liquids; scumming; clarification.

Despume (v. t.) To free from spume or scum.

Desquamate (v. i.) To peel off in the form of scales; to scale off, as the skin in certain diseases.

Desquamation (n.) The separation or shedding of the cuticle or epidermis in the form of flakes or scales; exfoliation, as of bones.

Desquamative (a.) Alt. of Desquamatory

Desquamatory (a.) Of, pertaining to, or attended with, desquamation.

Desquamatory (n.) An instrument formerly used in removing the laminae of exfoliated bones.

Dess (n.) Dais.

Dessert (n.) A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.

Destemper (n.) A kind of painting. See Distemper.

Destin (n.) Destiny.

Destinable (a.) Determined by destiny; fated.

Destinably (adv.) In a destinable manner.

Destinal (a.) Determined by destiny; fated.

Destinate (a.) Destined.

Destinate (v. t.) To destine, design, or choose.

Destination (n.) The act of destining or appointing.

Destination (n.) Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.

Destination (n.) The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Destined (imp. & p. p.) of Destine

Destining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Destine

Destine (v. t.) To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.

Destinist (n.) A believer in destiny; a fatalist.

Destinies (pl. ) of Destiny

Destiny (n.) That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.

Destiny (n.) The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.

Destituent (a.) Deficient; wanting; as, a destituent condition.

Destitute (a.) Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of.

Destitute (a.) Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.

Destitute (v. t.) To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.

Destitute (v. t.) To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of.

Destitute (v. t.) To disappoint.

Destitutely (adv.) In destitution.

Destituteness (n.) Destitution.

Destitution (n.) The state of being deprived of anything; the state or condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources; deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter want; as, the inundation caused general destitution.

Destrer (n.) Alt. of Dextrer

Dextrer (n.) A war horse.

Destrie (v. t.) To destroy.

Destroyed (imp. & p. p.) of Destroy

Destroying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Destroy

Destroy (v. t.) To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.

Destroy (v. t.) To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.

Destroy (v. t.) To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.

Destroyable (a.) Destructible.

Destroyer (n.) One who destroys, ruins, kills, or desolates.

Destruct (v. t.) To destroy.

Destructibility (n.) The quality of being capable of destruction; destructibleness.

Destructible (a.) Liable to destruction; capable of being destroyed.

Destructibleness (n.) The quality of being destructible.

Destruction (n.) The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.

Destruction (n.) The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.

Destruction (n.) A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.

Destructionist (n.) One who delights in destroying that which is valuable; one whose principles and influence tend to destroy existing institutions; a destructive.

Destructionist (n.) One who believes in the final destruction or complete annihilation of the wicked; -- called also annihilationist.

Destructive (a.) Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.

Destructive (n.) One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.

Destructively (adv.) In a destructive manner.

Destructiveness (n.) The quality of destroying or ruining.

Destructiveness (n.) The faculty supposed to impel to the commission of acts of destruction; propensity to destroy.

Destructor (n.) A destroyer.

Destruie (v. t.) To destroy.

Desudation (n.) A sweating; a profuse or morbid sweating, often succeeded by an eruption of small pimples.

Desuete (a.) Disused; out of use.

Desuetude (n.) The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom, or fashion.

Desulphurated (imp. & p. p.) of Desulphurate

Desulphurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desulphurate

Desulphurate (v. t.) To deprive of sulphur.

Desulphuration (n.) The act or process of depriving of sulphur.

Desulphurize (v. t.) To desulphurate; to deprive of sulphur.

Desultorily (adv.) In a desultory manner; without method; loosely; immethodically.

Desultoriness (n.) The quality of being desultory or without order or method; unconnectedness.

Desultorious (a.) Desultory.

Desultory (a.) Leaping or skipping about.

Desultory (a.) Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another, without order or rational connection; without logical sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless; as, desultory minds.

Desultory (a.) Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected with the subject; as, a desultory remark.

Desume (v. t.) To select; to borrow.

Desynonymization (n.) The act of desynonymizing.

Desynonymize (v. t.) To deprive of synonymous character; to discriminate in use; -- applied to words which have been employed as synonyms.

Detached (imp. & p. p.) of Detach

Detaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detach

Detach (v. t.) To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.

Detach (v. t.) To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.

Detach (v. i.) To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.

Detachable (a.) That can be detached.

Detached (a.) Separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected; as, detached parcels.

Detachment (n.) The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.

Detachment (n.) That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.

Detachment (n.) Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.

Detail (n.) A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.

Detail (n.) A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.

Detail (n.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.

Detailed (imp. & p. p.) of Detail

Detailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detail

Detail (n.) To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.

Detail (n.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.

Detailer (n.) One who details.

Detained (imp. & p. p.) of Detain

Detaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detain

Detain (v. t.) To keep back or from; to withhold.

Detain (v. t.) To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.

Detain (v. t.) To hold or keep in custody.

Detain (n.) Detention.

Detainder (n.) A writ. See Detinue.

Detainer (n.) One who detains.

Detainer (n.) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law.

Detainer (n.) A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to keep a person in custody.

Detainment (n.) Detention.

Detect (a.) Detected.

Detected (imp. & p. p.) of Detect

Detecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detect

Detect (v. t.) To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.

Detect (v. t.) To inform against; to accuse.

Detectable (a.) Alt. of Detectible

Detectible (a.) Capable of being detected or found out; as, parties not detectable.

Detecter (n.) One who, or that which, detects or brings to light; one who finds out what another attempts to conceal; a detector.

Detection (n.) The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or hidden; discovery; as, the detection of a thief; the detection of fraud, forgery, or a plot.

Detective (a.) Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.

Detective (n.) One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.

Detector (n.) One who, or that which, detects; a detecter.

Detenebrate (v. t.) To remove darkness from.

Detent (n.) That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.

Detention (n.) The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.

Detention (n.) The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.

Detention (n.) Confinement; restraint; custody.

Deterred (imp. & p. p.) of Deter

Deterring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deter

Deter (v. t.) To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.

Deterged (imp. & p. p.) of Deterge

Deterging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deterge

Deterge (v. t.) To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer.

Detergency (n.) A cleansing quality or power.

Detergent (a.) Cleansing; purging.

Detergent (n.) A substance which cleanses the skin, as water or soap; a medicine to cleanse wounds, ulcers, etc.

Deteriorated (imp. & p. p.) of Deteriorate

Deteriorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deteriorate

Deteriorate (v. t.) To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind.

Deteriorate (v. i.) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.

Deterioration (n.) The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.

Deteriority (n.) Worse state or quality; inferiority.

Determent (n.) The act of deterring; also, that which deters.

Determinability (n.) The quality of being determinable; determinableness.

Determinable (v. t.) Capable of being determined, definitely ascertained, decided upon, or brought to a conclusion.

Determinableness (n.) Capability of being determined; determinability.

Determinacy (n.) Determinateness.

Determinant (a.) Serving to determine or limit; determinative.

Determinant (n.) That which serves to determine; that which causes determination.

Determinant (n.) The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws

Determinant (n.) A mark or attribute, attached to the subject or predicate, narrowing the extent of both, but rendering them more definite and precise.

Determinate (a.) Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite.

Determinate (a.) Conclusive; decisive; positive.

Determinate (a.) Determined or resolved upon.

Determinate (a.) Of determined purpose; resolute.

Determinate (v. t.) To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine.

Determinately (adv.) In a determinate manner; definitely; ascertainably.

Determinately (adv.) Resolutely; unchangeably.

Determinateness (n.) State of being determinate.

Determination (n.) The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

Determination (n.) Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

Determination (n.) Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

Determination (n.) The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.

Determination (n.) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.

Determination (n.) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.

Determination (n.) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.

Determination (n.) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.

Determination (n.) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.

Determination (n.) The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.

Determination (n.) The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.

Determinative (a.) Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive.

Determinative (n.) That which serves to determine.

Determinator (n.) One who determines.

Determined (imp. & p. p.) of Determine

Determining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Determine

Determine (v. t.) To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.

Determine (v. t.) To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.

Determine (v. t.) To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.

Determine (v. t.) To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.

Determine (v. t.) To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.

Determine (v. t.) To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.

Determine (v. t.) To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.

Determine (v. t.) To define or limit by adding a differentia.

Determine (v. t.) To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.

Determine (v. i.) To come to an end; to end; to terminate.

Determine (v. i.) To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often with on.

Determined (a.) Decided; resolute.

Determinedly (adv.) In a determined manner; with determination.

Determiner (n.) One who, or that which, determines or decides.

Determinism (n.) The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives.

Determinist (n.) One who believes in determinism. Also adj.; as, determinist theories.

Deterration (n.) The uncovering of anything buried or covered with earth; a taking out of the earth or ground.

Deterrence (n.) That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance.

Deterrent (a.) Serving to deter.

Deterrent (n.) That which deters or prevents.

Detersion (n.) The act of deterging or cleansing, as a sore.

Detersive (a.) Cleansing; detergent.

Detersive (n.) A cleansing agent; a detergent.

Detersively (adv.) In a way to cleanse.

Detersiveness (n.) The quality of cleansing.

Detested (imp. & p. p.) of Detest

Detesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detest

Detest (v. t.) To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.

Detest (v. t.) To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.

Detestability (n.) Capacity of being odious.

Detestable (a.) Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.

Detestableness (n.) The quality or state of being detestable.

Detestably (adv.) In a detestable manner.

Detesttate (v. t.) To detest.

Detestation (n.) The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing.

Detester (n.) One who detes//

Dethroned (imp. & p. p.) of Dethrone

Dethroning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dethrone

Dethrone (v. t.) To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity.

Dethronement (n.) Deposal from a throne; deposition from regal power.

Dethroner (n.) One who dethrones.

Dethronization (n.) Dethronement.

Dethronize (v. t.) To dethrone or unthrone.

Detinue (n.) A person or thing detained

Detinue (n.) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained.

Detonated (imp. & p. p.) of Detonate

Detonating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detonate

Detonate (v. i.) To explode with a sudden report; as, niter detonates with sulphur.

Detonate (v. t.) To cause to explode; to cause to burn or inflame with a sudden report.

Detonating (a. & n.) from Detonate.

Detonation (n.) An explosion or sudden report made by the instantaneous decomposition or combustion of unstable substances' as, the detonation of gun cotton.

Detonator (n.) One who, or that which, detonates.

Detonization (n.) The act of detonizing; detonation.

Detonized (imp. & p. p.) of Detonize

Detonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detonize

Detonize (v. t. & i.) To explode, or cause to explode; to burn with an explosion; to detonate.

Detorsion (n.) Same as Detortion.

Detorted (imp. & p. p.) of Detort

Detorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detort

Detort (v. t.) To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; to wrest.

Detortion (n.) The act of detorting, or the state of being detorted; a twisting or warping.

Detour (n.) A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course; as, the detours of the Mississippi.

Detracted (imp. & p. p.) of Detract

Detracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detract

Detract (v. t.) To take away; to withdraw.

Detract (v. t.) To take credit or reputation from; to defame.

Detract (v. i.) To take away a part or something, especially from one's credit; to lessen reputation; to derogate; to defame; -- often with from.

Detracter (n.) One who detracts; a detractor.

Detractingly (adv.) In a detracting manner.

Detraction (n.) A taking away or withdrawing.

Detraction (n.) The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.

Detractious (a.) Containing detraction; detractory.

Detractive (a.) Tending to detractor draw.

Detractive (a.) Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative.

Detractiveness (n.) The quality of being detractive.

Detracor (n.) One who detracts; a derogator; a defamer.

Detractory (a.) Defamatory by denial of desert; derogatory; calumnious.

Detractress (n.) A female detractor.

Detrain (v. i. & t.) To alight, or to cause to alight, from a railway train.

Detrect (v. t.) To refuse; to decline.

Detriment (n.) That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.

Detriment (n.) A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.

Detriment (v. t.) To do injury to; to hurt.

Detrimental (a.) Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.

Detrimentalness (n.) The quality of being detrimental; injuriousness.

Detrital (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, detritus.

Detrite (a.) Worn out.

Detrition (n.) A wearing off or away.

Detritus (n.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.

Detritus (n.) Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration.

Detruded (imp. & p. p.) of Detrude

Detruding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detrude

Detrude (v. t.) To thrust down or out; to push down with force.

Detruncated (imp. & p. p.) of Detuncate

Detruncating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detuncate

Detuncate (v. t.) To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off.

Detruncation (n.) The act of lopping or cutting off, as the head from the body.

Detrusion (n.) The act of thrusting or driving down or outward; outward thrust.

Dette (n.) Debt.

Detteles (a.) Free from debt.

Detumescence (n.) Diminution of swelling; subsidence of anything swollen.

Detur (n.) A present of books given to a meritorious undergraduate student as a prize.

Deturb (v. t.) To throw down.

Deturbate (v. t.) To evict; to remove.

Deturbation (n.) The act of deturbating.

Deturn (v. t.) To turn away.

Deturpate (v. t.) To defile; to disfigure.

Deturpation (n.) A making foul.

Deuce (n.) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.

Deuce (n.) A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned "40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.

Deuce (n.) The devil; a demon.

Deuced (a.) Devilish; excessive; extreme.

Deuse (a.) Alt. of Deused

Deused (a.) See Deuce, Deuced.

Deuterocanonical (a.) Pertaining to a second canon, or ecclesiastical writing of inferior authority; -- said of the Apocrypha, certain Epistles, etc.

Deuterogamist (n.) One who marries the second time.

Deuterogamy (n.) A second marriage, after the death of the first husband of wife; -- in distinction from bigamy, as defined in the old canon law. See Bigamy.

Deuterogenic (a.) Of secondary origin; -- said of certain rocks whose material has been derived from older rocks.

Deuteronomist (n.) The writer of Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy (n.) The fifth book of the Pentateuch, containing the second giving of the law by Moses.

Deuteropathia (n.) Alt. of Deuteropathy

Deuteropathy (n.) A sympathetic affection of any part of the body, as headache from an overloaded stomach.

Deuteropathic (a.) Pertaining to deuteropathy; of the nature of deuteropathy.

Deuteroscopy (n.) Second sight.

Deuteroscopy (n.) That which is seen at a second view; a meaning beyond the literal sense; the second intention; a hidden signification.

Deuterozooid (n.) One of the secondary, and usually sexual, zooids produced by budding or fission from the primary zooids, in animals having alternate generations. In the tapeworms, the joints are deuterozooids.

Deuthydroguret (n.) Same as Deutohydroguret.

Deuto- () Alt. of Deut-

Deut- () A prefix which formerly properly indicated the second in a regular series of compound in the series, and not to its composition, but which is now generally employed in the same sense as bi-or di-, although little used.

Deutohydroguret (n.) A compound containing in the molecule two atoms of hydrogen united with some other element or radical.

Deutoplasm (n.) The lifeless food matter in the cytoplasm of an ovum or a cell, as distinguished from the active or true protoplasm; yolk substance; yolk.

Deutoplastic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, deutoplasm.

Deutosulphuret (n.) A disulphide.

Deutoxide (n.) A compound containing in the molecule two atoms of oxygen united with some other element or radical; -- usually called dioxide, or less frequently, binoxide.

Deutzia (n.) A genus of shrubs with pretty white flowers, much cultivated.

Dev (n.) Alt. of Deva

Deva (n.) A god; a deity; a divine being; an idol; a king.

Devanagari (n.) The character in which Sanskrit is written.

Devaporation (n.) The change of vapor into water, as in the formation of rain.

Devast (v. t.) To devastate.

Devastated (imp. & p. p.) of Devastate

Devastating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devastate

Devastate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ravage; to desolate.

Devastation (n.) The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.

Devastation (n.) Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.

Devastator (n.) One who, or that which, devastates.

Devastavit (n.) Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator.

Devata (n.) A deity; a divine being; a good spirit; an idol.

Deve (a.) Deaf.

Develin (n.) The European swift.

Developed (imp. & p. p.) of Develop

Developing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Develop

Develop (v. t.) To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power.

Develop (v. t.) To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to bring through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a flower; to develop the mind.

Develop (v. t.) To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.

Develop (v. t.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

Develop (v. t.) To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.

Develop (v. i.) To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year.

Develop (v. i.) To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop.

Developable (a.) Capable of being developed.

Developer (n.) One who, or that which, develops.

Developer (n.) A reagent by the action of which the latent image upon a photographic plate, after exposure in the camera, or otherwise, is developed and visible.

Development (n.) The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state.

Development (n.) The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.

Development (n.) The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.

Development (n.) The equivalent expression into which another has been developed.

Development (n.) The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.

Developmental (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the process of development; as, the developmental power of a germ.

Devenustate (v. t.) To deprive of beauty or grace.

Devergence (n.) Alt. of Devergency

Devergency (n.) See Divergence.

Devested (imp. & p. p.) of Devest

Devesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devest

Devest (v. t.) To divest; to undress.

Devest (v. t.) To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate.

Devest (v. i.) To be taken away, lost, or alienated, as a title or an estate.

Devex (a.) Bending down; sloping.

Devex (n.) Devexity.

Devexity (a.) A bending downward; a sloping; incurvation downward; declivity.

Devi (n.) ; fem. of Deva. A goddess.

Deviant (a.) Deviating.

Deviated (imp. & p. p.) of Deviate

Deviating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deviate

Deviate (v. i.) To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.

Deviate (v. t.) To cause to deviate.

Deviation (n.) The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.

Deviation (n.) The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.

Deviation (n.) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.

Deviator (n.) One who, or that which, deviates.

Deviatory (a.) Tending to deviate; devious; as, deviatory motion.

Device (n.) That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.

Device (n.) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.

Device (n.) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance.

Device (n.) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.

Device (n.) Anything fancifully conceived.

Device (n.) A spectacle or show.

Device (n.) Opinion; decision.

Deviceful (a.) Full of devices; inventive.

Devicefully (adv.) In a deviceful manner.

Devil (n.) The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind.

Devil (n.) An evil spirit; a demon.

Devil (n.) A very wicked person; hence, any great evil.

Devil (n.) An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.

Devil (n.) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.

Devil (n.) A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.

Deviled (imp. & p. p.) of Devil

Devilled () of Devil

Deviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devil

Devilling () of Devil

Devil (v. t.) To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.

Devil (v. t.) To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.

Devil-diver (n.) Alt. of Devil bird

Devil bird (n.) A small water bird. See Dabchick.

Deviless (n.) A she-devil.

Devilet (n.) A little devil.

Devilfish (n.) A huge ray (Manta birostris / Cephaloptera vampyrus) of the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic coasts. Several other related species take the same name. See Cephaloptera.

Devilfish (n.) A large cephalopod, especially the very large species of Octopus and Architeuthis. See Octopus.

Devilfish (n.) The gray whale of the Pacific coast. See Gray whale.

Devilfish (n.) The goosefish or angler (Lophius), and other allied fishes. See Angler.

Deviling (n.) A young devil.

Devilish (a.) Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme.

Devilish (a.) Extreme; excessive.

Devilism (n.) The state of the devil or of devils; doctrine of the devil or of devils.

Devilize (v. t.) To make a devil of.

Devilkin (n.) A little devil; a devilet.

Devilment (n.) Deviltry.

Devilries (pl. ) of Devilry

Devilry (n.) Conduct suitable to the devil; extreme wickedness; deviltry.

Devilry (n.) The whole body of evil spirits.

Devil's darning-needle () A dragon fly. See Darning needle, under Darn, v. t.

Devilship (n.) The character or person of a devil or the devil.

Deviltries (pl. ) of Deviltry

Deviltry (n.) Diabolical conduct; malignant mischief; devilry.

Devilwood (n.) A kind of tree (Osmanthus Americanus), allied to the European olive.

Devious (a.) Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.

Devious (a.) Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

Devirginate (a.) Deprived of virginity.

Devirginate (v. t.) To deprive of virginity; to deflour.

Devirgination (n.) A deflouring.

Devisable (a.) Capable of being devised, invented, or contrived.

Devisable (a.) Capable of being bequeathed, or given by will.

Devisal (n.) A devising.

Devised (imp. & p. p.) of Devise

Devising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devise

Devise (v. t.) To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument.

Devise (v. t.) To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain.

Devise (v. t.) To say; to relate; to describe.

Devise (v. t.) To imagine; to guess.

Devise (v. t.) To give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels.

Devise (v. i.) To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.

Devise (n.) The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate.

Devise (n.) A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property.

Devise (n.) Property devised, or given by will.

Devise (n.) Device. See Device.

Devisee (n.) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will.

Deviser (n.) One who devises.

Devisor (n.) One who devises, or gives real estate by will; a testator; -- correlative to devisee.

Devitable (a.) Avoidable.

Devitalize (v. t.) To deprive of life or vitality.

Devitation (n.) An avoiding or escaping; also, a warning.

Devitrification (n.) The act or process of devitrifying, or the state of being devitrified. Specifically, the conversion of molten glassy matter into a stony mass by slow cooling, the result being the formation of crystallites, microbites, etc., in the glassy base, which are then called devitrification products.

Devitrify (v. t.) To deprive of glasslike character; to take away vitreous luster and transparency from.

Devocalize (v. t.) To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality.

Devocation (n.) A calling off or away.

Devoid (v. t.) To empty out; to remove.

Devoid (v. t.) Void; empty; vacant.

Devoid (v. t.) Destitute; not in possession; -- with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride.

Devoir (n.) Duty; service owed; hence, due act of civility or respect; -- now usually in the plural; as, they paid their devoirs to the ladies.

Devolute (v. t.) To devolve.

Devolution (n.) The act of rolling down.

Devolution (n.) Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.

Devolved (imp. & p. p.) of Devolve

Devolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devolve

Devolve (v. t.) To roll onward or downward; to pass on.

Devolve (v. t.) To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.

Devolve (v. i.) To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; -- generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon (or on) the next officer in rank.

Devolvement (n.) The act or process of devolving;; devolution.

Devon (n.) One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen.

Devonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Devon or Devonshire in England; as, the Devonian rocks, period, or system.

Devonian (n.) The Devonian age or formation.

Devoration (n.) The act of devouring.

Devotary (n.) A votary.

Devoted (imp. & p. p.) of Devote

Devoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devote

Devote (v. t.) To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.

Devote (v. t.) To execrate; to curse.

Devote (v. t.) To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc.

Devote (a.) Devoted; addicted; devout.

Devote (n.) A devotee.

Devoted (a.) Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer.

Devotee (n.) One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot.

Devotement (n.) The state of being devoted, or set apart by a vow.

Devoter (n.) One who devotes; a worshiper.

Devotion (n.) The act of devoting; consecration.

Devotion (n.) The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.

Devotion (n.) Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer.

Devotion (n.) Disposal; power of disposal.

Devotion (n.) A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.

Devotional (a.) Pertaining to, suited to, or used in, devotion; as, a devotional posture; devotional exercises; a devotional frame of mind.

Devotionalist (n.) Alt. of Devotionist

Devotionist (n.) One given to devotion, esp. to excessive formal devotion.

Devotionality (n.) The practice of a devotionalist.

Devotionally (adv.) In a devotional manner; toward devotion.

Devoto (n.) A devotee.

Devotor (n.) A worshiper; one given to devotion.

Devoured (imp. & p. p.) of Devour

Devouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devour

Devour (v. t.) To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.

Devour (v. t.) To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.

Devour (v. t.) To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.

Devourable (a.) That may be devoured.

Devourer (n.) One who, or that which, devours.

Devouringly (adv.) In a devouring manner.

Devout (v. t.) Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.

Devout (v. t.) Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.

Devout (v. t.) Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.

Devout (n.) A devotee.

Devout (n.) A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.

Devoutful (a.) Full of devotion.

Devoutful (a.) Sacred.

Devoutless (a.) Destitute of devotion.

Devoutly (adv.) In a devout and reverent manner; with devout emotions; piously.

Devoutly (adv.) Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly.

Devoutness (n.) Quality or state of being devout.

Devove (v. t.) To devote.

Devow (v. t.) To give up; to devote.

Devow (v. t.) To disavow; to disclaim.

Devulgarize (v. t.) To free from what is vulgar, common, or narrow.

Dew (n.) Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.

Dew (n.) Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a refreshing manner.

Dew (n.) An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor.

Dewed (imp. & p. p.) of Dew

Dewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dew

Dew (v. t.) To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with dew.

Dew (a. & n.) Same as Due, or Duty.

Dewberry (n.) The fruit of certain species of bramble (Rubus); in England, the fruit of R. caesius, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, that of R. canadensis and R. hispidus, species of low blackberries.

Dewberry (n.) The plant which bears the fruit.

Dewclaw (n.) In any animal, esp. of the Herbivora, a rudimentary claw or small hoof not reaching the ground.

Dewdrop (n.) A drop of dew.

Dewfall (n.) The falling of dew; the time when dew begins to fall.

Dewiness (n.) State of being dewy.

Dewlap (n.) The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing.

Dewlap (n.) The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age.

Dewlapped (a.) Furnished with a dewlap.

Dewless (a.) Having no dew.

Dew-point (n.) The temperature at which dew begins to form. It varies with the humidity and temperature of the atmosphere.

Dewret (v. t.) To ret or rot by the process called dewretting.

Dewretting (n.) Dewrotting; the process of decomposing the gummy matter of flax and hemp and setting the fibrous part, by exposure on a sward to dew, rain, and sunshine.

Dewrot (v. t.) To rot, as flax or hemp, by exposure to rain, dew, and sun. See Dewretting.

Dewworm (n.) See Earthworm.

Dewy (a.) Pertaining to dew; resembling, consisting of, or moist with, dew.

Dewy (a.) Falling gently and beneficently, like the dew.

Dewy (a.) Resembling a dew-covered surface; appearing as if covered with dew.

Dexter (a.) Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to sinister, or left.

Dexter (a.) On the right-hand side of a shield, i. e., towards the right hand of its wearer. To a spectator in front, as in a pictorial representation, this would be the left side.

Dexterical (a.) Dexterous.

Dexterity (n.) Right-handedness.

Dexterity (n.) Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.

Dexterity (n.) Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.

Dexterous (a.) Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.

Dexterous (a.) Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.

Dexterous (a.) Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management.

Dexterously (adv.) In a dexterous manner; skillfully.

Dexterousness (n.) The quality of being dexterous; dexterity.

Dextrad (adv.) Toward the right side; dextrally.

Dextral (a.) Right, as opposed to sinistral, or left.

Dextrality (n.) The state of being on the right-hand side; also, the quality of being right-handed; right-handedness.

Dextrally (adv.) Towards the right; as, the hands of a watch rotate dextrally.

Dextrer (n.) A war horse; a destrer.

Dextrin (n.) A translucent, gummy, amorphous substance, nearly tasteless and odorless, used as a substitute for gum, for sizing, etc., and obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or diastase. It is of somewhat variable composition, containing several carbohydrates which change easily to their respective varieties of sugar. It is so named from its rotating the plane of polarization to the right; -- called also British gum, Alsace gum, gommelin, leiocome, etc. See Achroodextrin, and Erythrodextrin.

Dextro- () A prefix, from L. dexter, meaning, pertaining to, or toward, the right

Dextro- () having the property of turning the plane of polarized light to the right; as, dextrotartaric acid.

Dextrogerous (a.) See Dextrogyrate.

Dextroglucose (n.) Same as Dextrose.

Dextrogyrate (a.) Same as Dextrorotatory.

Dextronic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, dextrose; as, dextronic acid.

Dextrorotary (a.) See Dextrotatory.

Dextrorotatory (a.) Turning, or causing to turn, toward the right hand; esp., turning the plane of polarization of luminous rays toward the right hand; as, dextrorotatory crystals, sugars, etc. Cf. Levorotatory.

Dextrorsal (a.) Alt. of Dextrorse

Dextrorse (a.) Turning from the left to the right, in the ascending line, as in the spiral inclination of the stem of the common morning-glory.

Dextrose (n.) A sirupy, or white crystalline, variety of sugar, C6H12O6 (so called from turning the plane of polarization to the right), occurring in many ripe fruits. Dextrose and levulose are obtained by the inversion of cane sugar or sucrose, and hence called invert sugar. Dextrose is chiefly obtained by the action of heat and acids on starch, and hence called also starch sugar. It is also formed from starchy food by the action of the amylolytic ferments of saliva and pancreatic juice.

Dextrous (n.) Alt. of Dextrousness

Dextrously (n.) Alt. of Dextrousness

Dextrousness (n.) Same as Dexterous, Dexterously, etc.

Dey (n.) A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.

Deys (pl. ) of Dey

Dey (n.) The governor of Algiers; -- so called before the French conquest in 1830.

Deye (v. i.) To die.

Deynte (n. & a.) Alt. of Deyntee

Deyntee (n. & a.) See Dainty.

Dezincification (n.) The act or process of freeing from zinc; also, the condition resulting from the removal of zinc.

Dezincify (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, zinc.

-ee () A suffix used, chiefly in law terms, in a passive signification, to indicate the direct or indirect object of an action, or the one to whom an act is done or on whom a right is conferred; as in assignee, donee, alienee, grantee, etc. It is correlative to -or, the agent or doer.

Eek (v. t.) Alt. of Eeke

Eeke (v. t.) See Eke.

Eel (n.) An elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus Anguilla. The electrical eel is a species of Gymnotus. The so called vinegar eel is a minute nematode worm. See Conger eel, Electric eel, and Gymnotus.

Eelbuck (n.) An eelpot or eel basket.

Eelfare (n.) A brood of eels.

Eelgrass (n.) A plant (Zostera marina), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast.

Eel-mother (n.) The eelpout.

Eelpot (n.) A boxlike structure with funnel-shaped traps for catching eels; an eelbuck.

Eelpout (n.) A European fish (Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for producing living young; -- called also greenbone, guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American species (Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish, and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel. Both are edible, but of little value.

Eelpout (n.) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.

Eelspear (n.) A spear with barbed forks for spearing eels.

E'en (adv.) A contraction for even. See Even.

Een (n.) The old plural of Eye.

E'er (adv.) A contraction for ever. See Ever.

Eerie (a.) Alt. of Eery

Eery (a.) Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird; as, eerie stories.

Eery (a.) Affected with fear; affrighted.

Eerily (adv.) In a strange, unearthly way.

Eerisome (a.) Causing fear; eerie.

Eet (obs. imp.) of Eat.

Feaberry (n.) A gooseberry.

Feague (v. t.) To beat or whip; to drive.

Feal (a.) Faithful; loyal.

Fealty (n.) Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord; the special oath by which this obligation was assumed; fidelity to a superior power, or to a government; loyality. It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation.

Fealty (n.) Fidelity; constancy; faithfulness, as of a friend to a friend, or of a wife to her husband.

Fear (n.) A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.

Fear (n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.

Fear (n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.

Fear (n.) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.

Fear (n.) That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.

Feared (imp. & p. p.) of Fear

Fearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fear

Fear (n.) To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.

Fear (n.) To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.

Fear (n.) To be anxious or solicitous for.

Fear (n.) To suspect; to doubt.

Fear (n.) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.

Fear (v. i.) To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.

Fearer (n.) One who fars.

Fearful (a.) Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.

Fearful (a.) inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.

Fearful (a.) Indicating, or caused by, fear.

Fearful (a.) Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful.

Fearfully (adv.) In a fearful manner.

Fearfulness (n.) The state of being fearful.

Fearless (a.) Free from fear.

Fearnaught (n.) A fearless person.

Fearnaught (n.) A stout woolen cloth of great thickness; dreadnaught; also, a warm garment.

Fearsome (a.) Frightful; causing fear.

Fearsome (a.) Easily frightened; timid; timorous.

Feasibilities (pl. ) of Feasibility

Feasibility (n.) The quality of being feasible; practicability; also, that which is feasible; as, before we adopt a plan, let us consider its feasibility.

Feasible (a.) Capable of being done, executed, or effected; practicable.

Feasible (a.) Fit to be used or tailed, as land.

Feast (n.) A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.

Feast (n.) A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food.

Feast (n.) That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.

Feasted (imp. & p. p.) of Feast

Feasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feast

Feast (n.) To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.

Feast (n.) To be highly gratified or delighted.

Feast (v. t.) To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.

Feast (v. t.) To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.

Feaster (n.) One who fares deliciously.

Feaster (n.) One who entertains magnificently.

Feastful (a.) Festive; festal; joyful; sumptuous; luxurious.

Feat (n.) An act; a deed; an exploit.

Feat (n.) A striking act of strength, skill, or cunning; a trick; as, feats of horsemanship, or of dexterity.

Feat (v. t.) To form; to fashion.

Feat (n.) Dexterous in movements or service; skillful; neat; nice; pretty.

Feat-bodied (a.) Having a feat or trim body.

Feateous (a.) Dexterous; neat.

Feather (n.) One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour feathers, quills, and down.

Feather (n.) Kind; nature; species; -- from the proverbial phrase, "Birds of a feather," that is, of the same species.

Feather (n.) The fringe of long hair on the legs of the setter and some other dogs.

Feather (n.) A tuft of peculiar, long, frizzly hair on a horse.

Feather (n.) One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow.

Feather (n.) A longitudinal strip projecting as a fin from an object, to strengthen it, or to enter a channel in another object and thereby prevent displacement sidwise but permit motion lengthwise; a spline.

Feather (n.) A thin wedge driven between the two semicylindrical parts of a divided plug in a hole bored in a stone, to rend the stone.

Feather (n.) The angular adjustment of an oar or paddle-wheel float, with reference to a horizontal axis, as it leaves or enters the water.

Feathered (imp. & p. p.) of Feather

Feathering. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feather

Feather (v. t.) To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap.

Feather (v. t.) To adorn, as with feathers; to fringe.

Feather (v. t.) To render light as a feather; to give wings to.

Feather (v. t.) To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.

Feather (v. t.) To tread, as a cock.

Feather (v. i.) To grow or form feathers; to become feathered; -- often with out; as, the birds are feathering out.

Feather (v. i.) To curdle when poured into another liquid, and float about in little flakes or "feathers;" as, the cream feathers

Feather (v. i.) To turn to a horizontal plane; -- said of oars.

Feather (v. i.) To have the appearance of a feather or of feathers; to be or to appear in feathery form.

Feather-brained/ (a.) Giddy; frivolous; feather-headed.

Feathered (a.) Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow.

Feathered (a.) Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees.

Feathered (a.) Having a fringe of feathers, as the legs of certian birds; or of hairs, as the legs of a setter dog.

Feathered (a.) Having feathers; -- said of an arrow, when the feathers are of a tincture different from that of the shaft.

Feather-edge/ (n.) The thin, new growth around the edge of a shell, of an oyster.

Feather-edge/ (n.) Any thin, as on a board or a razor.

Feather-edged/ (a.) Having a feather-edge; also, having one edge thinner than the other, as a board; -- in the United States, said only of stuff one edge of which is made as thin as practicable.

Feather-few/ (n.) Feverfew.

Feather-foil (n.) An aquatic plant (Hottonia palustris), having finely divided leaves.

Feather-head (n.) A frivolous or featherbrained person.

Feather-headed (a.) Giddy; frivolous; foolish.

Feather-heeled (a.) Light-heeled; gay; frisky; frolicsome.

Featherness (n.) The state or condition of being feathery.

Feathering (n.) Same as Foliation.

Feathering (n.) The act of turning the blade of the oar, as it rises from the water in rowing, from a vertical to a horizontal position. See To feather an oar, under Feather, v. t.

Feathering (v. t.) A covering of feathers.

Featherless (a.) Destitute of feathers.

Featherly (a.) Like feathers.

Feather-pated (a.) Feather-headed; frivolous.

Feather-veined (a.) Having the veins (of a leaf) diverging from the two sides of a midrib.

Feathery (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, feathers; covered with, or as with, feathers; as, feathery spray or snow.

Featly (a.) Neatly; dexterously; nimbly.

Featness (n.) Skill; adroitness.

Feature (n.) The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.

Feature (n.) The make, cast, or appearance of the human face, and especially of any single part of the face; a lineament. (pl.) The face, the countenance.

Feature (n.) The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape.

Feature (n.) A form; a shape.

Featured (a.) Shaped; fashioned.

Featured (a.) Having features; formed into features.

Featureless (a.) Having no distinct or distinctive features.

Featurely (a.) Having features; showing marked peculiarities; handsome.

Feazed (imp. & p. p.) of Feaze

Feazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feaze

Feaze (v. t.) To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a rope.

Feaze (v. t.) To beat; to chastise; also, to humble; to harass; to worry.

Feaze (n.) A state of anxious or fretful excitement; worry; vexation.

Feazings (v. t.) The unlaid or ragged end of a rope.

Febricitate (v. i.) To have a fever.

Febriculose (a.) Somewhat feverish.

Febrifacient (a.) Febrific.

Febrifacient (n.) That which causes fever.

Febriferous (a.) Causing fever; as, a febriferous locality.

Febrific (a.) Producing fever.

Febrifugal (a.) Having the quality of mitigating or curing fever.

Febrifuge (n.) A medicine serving to mitigate or remove fever.

Febrifuge (a.) Antifebrile.

Febrile (a.) Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it; as, febrile symptoms; febrile action.

February (n.) The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days.

Februation (n.) Purification; a sacrifice.

Fecal (a.) relating to, or containing, dregs, feces, or ordeure; faecal.

Fecche (v. t.) To fetch.

Feces (n. pl.) dregs; sediment; excrement. See FAeces.

Fecial (a.) Pertaining to heralds, declarations of war, and treaties of peace; as, fecial law.

Fecifork (n.) The anal fork on which the larvae of certain insects carry their faeces.

Feckless (a.) Spiritless; weak; worthless.

Fecks (n.) A corruption of the word faith.

FeculAe (pl. ) of Fecula

Fecula (n.) Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence.

Fecula (n.) The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called also amylaceous fecula.

Fecula (n.) The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.

Feculence (n.) The state or quality of being feculent; muddiness; foulness.

Feculence (n.) That which is feculent; sediment; lees; dregs.

Feculency (n.) Feculence.

Feculent (a.) Foul with extraneous or impure substances; abounding with sediment or excrementitious matter; muddy; thick; turbid.

Fecund (a.) Fruitful in children; prolific.

Fecundated (imp. & p. p.) of Fecundate

Fecundating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fecundate

Fecundate (v. t.) To make fruitful or prolific.

Fecundate (v. t.) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate; as, in flowers the pollen fecundates the ovum through the stigma.

Fecundation (n.) The act by which, either in animals or plants, material prepared by the generative organs the female organism is brought in contact with matter from the organs of the male, so that a new organism results; impregnation; fertilization.

Fecundify (v. t.) To make fruitful; to fecundate.

Fecundity (n.) The quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness; especially (Biol.), the quality in female organisms of reproducing rapidly and in great numbers.

Fecundity (n.) The power of germinating; as in seeds.

Fecundity (n.) The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative power.

Fed () imp. & p. p. of Feed.

Fedary (n.) A feodary.

Federal (a.) Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives.

Federal (a.) Composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland.

Federal (a.) Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer.

Federal (a.) Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist.

Federal (n.) See Federalist.

Federalism (n.) the principles of Federalists or of federal union.

Federalist (n.) An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.

Federalized (imp. & p. p.) of Federalize

Federalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Federalize

Federalize (v. t.) To unite in compact, as different States; to confederate for political purposes; to unite by or under the Federal Constitution.

Federary (n.) A partner; a confederate; an accomplice.

Federate (a.) United by compact, as sovereignties, states, or nations; joined in confederacy; leagued; confederate; as, federate nations.

Federation (n.) The act of uniting in a league; confederation.

Federation (n.) A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government.

Federative (a.) Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal.

Fedity (n.) Turpitude; vileness.

Fee (n.) property; possession; tenure.

Fee (n.) Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc.

Fee (n.) A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief.

Fee (n.) An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.

Fee (n.) An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.

Feed (imp. & p. p.) of Fee

Feeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fee

Fee (v. t.) To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.

Feeble (superl.) Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.

Feeble (superl.) Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion.

Feeble (v. t.) To make feble; to enfeeble.

Feeble-minded (a.) Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacilating; imbecile.

Feebleness (n.) The quality or condition of being feeble; debility; infirmity.

Feebly (adv.) In a feeble manner.

Fed (imp. & p. p.) of Feed

Feeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feed

Feed (v. t.) To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.

Feed (v. t.) To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.

Feed (v. t.) To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal.

Feed (v. t.) To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.

Feed (v. t.) To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.

Feed (v. t.) To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.

Feed (v. t.) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.

Feed (v. t.) To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).

Feed (v. i.) To take food; to eat.

Feed (v. i.) To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.

Feed (v. i.) To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.

Feed (v. i.) To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.

Feed (n.) That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.

Feed (n.) A grazing or pasture ground.

Feed (n.) An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.

Feed (n.) A meal, or the act of eating.

Feed (n.) The water supplied to steam boilers.

Feed (n.) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.

Feed (n.) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.

Feed (n.) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.

Feeder (n.) One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward.

Feeder (n.) One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.

Feeder (n.) One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened.

Feeder (n.) One who fattens cattle for slaughter.

Feeder (n.) A stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow.

Feeder (n.) A branch railroad, stage line, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line.

Feeder (n.) A small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein.

Feeder (n.) A strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower.

Feeder (n.) An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon.

Feeder (n.) A device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed.

Feeding (n.) the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening.

Feeding (n.) That which is eaten; food.

Feeding (n.) That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land.

Fee-faw-fum (n.) A nonsensical exclamation attributed to giants and ogres; hence, any expression calculated to impose upon the timid and ignorant.

Feejee (a. & n.) See Fijian.

Felt (imp. & p. p.) of Feel

Feeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feel

Feel (v. t.) To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.

Feel (v. t.) To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.

Feel (v. t.) To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensetive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.

Feel (v. t.) To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.

Feel (v. t.) To perceive; to observe.

Feel (v. i.) To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.

Feel (v. i.) To have the sensibilities moved or affected.

Feel (v. i.) To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded.

Feel (v. i.) To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.

Feel (v. i.) To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation.

Feel (n.) Feeling; perception.

Feel (n.) A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.

Feeler (n.) One who, or that which, feels.

Feeler (n.) One of the sense organs or certain animals (as insects), which are used in testing objects by touch and in searching for food; an antenna; a palp.

Feeler (n.) Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.

Feeling (a.) Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.

Feeling (a.) Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs.

Feeling (n.) The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects.

Feeling (n.) An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness.

Feeling (n.) The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling.

Feeling (n.) Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.

Feeling (n.) That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.

Feelingly (adv.) In a feeling manner; pathetically; sympathetically.

Feere (n.) A consort, husband or wife; a companion; a fere.

Feese (n.) the short run before a leap.

Feet (n. pl.) See Foot.

Feet (n.) Fact; performance.

Feetless (a.) Destitute of feet; as, feetless birds.

Feeze (v. t.) To turn, as a screw.

Feeze (v. t.) To beat; to chastise; to humble; to worry.

Feeze (n.) Fretful excitement. [Obs.] See Feaze.

Fehling (n.) See Fehling's solution, under Solution.

Fehmic (a.) See Vehmic.

Feigned (imp. & p. p.) of Feign

Feigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feign

Feign (v. t.) To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true.

Feign (v. t.) To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.

Feign (v. t.) To dissemble; to conceal.

Feigned (a.) Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false.

Feigner (n.) One who feigns or pretends.

Feigning (a.) That feigns; insincere; not genuine; false.

Feine (v. t. & i.) To feign.

Feint (a.) Feigned; counterfeit.

Feint (a.) That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.

Feint (a.) A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.

Feint (v. i.) To make a feint, or mock attack.

Feitsui (n.) The Chinese name for a highly prized variety of pale green jade. See Jade.

Feize (v. t.) See Feeze, v. t.

Felanders (n. pl.) See Filanders.

Feldspar (n.) Alt. of Feldspath

Feldspath (n.) A name given to a group of minerals, closely related in crystalline form, and all silicates of alumina with either potash, soda, lime, or, in one case, baryta. They occur in crystals and crystalline masses, vitreous in luster, and breaking rather easily in two directions at right angles to each other, or nearly so. The colors are usually white or nearly white, flesh-red, bluish, or greenish.

Feldspathic (a.) Alt. of Feldspathose

Feldspathose (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, feldspar.

Fele (a.) Many.

Fe-licify (v. t.) To make happy; to felicitate.

Felicitate (a.) Made very happy.

Felicitated (imp. & p. p.) of Felicitate

felicitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Felicitate

Felicitate (v. t.) To make very happy; to delight.

Felicitate (v. t.) To express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one's self) happy; to congratulate.

Felicitation (n.) The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.

Felicitous (a.) Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skilful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate.

Felicities (pl. ) of Felicity

Felicity (n.) The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good.

Felicity (n.) That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing.

Felicity (n.) A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking.

Feline (a.) Catlike; of or pertaining to the genus Felis, or family Felidae; as, the feline race; feline voracity.

Feline (a.) Characteristic of cats; sly; stealthy; treacherous; as, a feline nature; feline manners.

Felis (n.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, panther, and similar animals.

Fell () imp. of Fall.

Fell (a.) Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.

Fell (a.) Eager; earnest; intent.

Fell (a.) Gall; anger; melancholy.

Fell (n.) A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; -- used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.

Fell (n.) A barren or rocky hill.

Fell (n.) A wild field; a moor.

Felled (imp. & p. p.) of Fell

Felling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fell

Fell (v. i.) To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.

Fell (n.) The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.

Fell (v. t.) To sew or hem; -- said of seams.

Fell (n.) A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.

Fell (n.) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.

Fellable (a.) Fit to be felled.

Fellahin (pl. ) of Fellah

Fellahs (pl. ) of Fellah

Fellah (n.) A peasant or cultivator of the soil among the Egyptians, Syrians, etc.

Feller (n.) One who, or that which, fells, knocks or cuts down; a machine for felling trees.

Feller (n.) An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.

Felltare (n.) The fieldfare.

Felliflu-ous (a.) Flowing with gall.

Fellinic (a.) Of, relating to, or derived from, bile or gall; as, fellinic acid.

Fellmonger (n.) A dealer in fells or sheepskins, who separates the wool from the pelts.

Fellness (n.) The quality or state of being fell or cruel; fierce barbarity.

Felloe (n.) See Felly.

Fellon (n.) Variant of Felon.

Fellow (n.) A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.

Fellow (n.) A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.

Fellow (n.) An equal in power, rank, character, etc.

Fellow (n.) One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male.

Fellow (n.) A person; an individual.

Fellow (n.) In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.

Fellow (n.) In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation.

Fellow (n.) A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Fellow (v. t.) To suit with; to pair with; to match.

Fellow-commoner (n.) A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.

Fellow-creature (n.) One of the same race or kind; one made by the same Creator.

Fellowfeel (v. t.) To share through sympathy; to participate in.

Fellow-feeling (n.) Sympathy; a like feeling.

Fellow-feeling (n.) Joint interest.

Fellowless (a.) Without fellow or equal; peerless.

Fellowlike (a.) Like a companion; companionable; on equal terms; sympathetic.

Fellowly (a.) Fellowlike.

Fellowship (n.) The state or relation of being or associate.

Fellowship (n.) Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse.

Fellowship (n.) A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest.

Fellowship (n.) Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.

Fellowship (n.) A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.

Fellowship (n.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion.

Fellowshiped (imp. & p. p.) of Fellowship

Fellowshiping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fellowship

Fellowship (v. t.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.

Felly (adv.) In a fell or cruel manner; fiercely; barbarously; savagely.

Fellies (pl. ) of Felly

Felly (n.) The exterior wooden rim, or a segment of the rim, of a wheel, supported by the spokes.

Felos-de-se (pl. ) of Felo-de-se

Felo-de-se (n.) One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.

Felon (a.) A person who has committed a felony.

Felon (a.) A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.

Felon (a.) A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.

Felon (a.) Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.

Felonious (a.) Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.

Felonous (a.) Wicked; felonious.

Felonry (n.) A body of felons; specifically, the convict population of a penal colony.

Felonwort (n.) The bittersweet nightshade (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet.

Felonies (pl. ) of Felony

Felony (n.) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.

Felony (n.) An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt.

Felony (n.) A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.

To compound a felony () See under Compound, v. t.

Felsite (n.) A finegrained rock, flintlike in fracture, consisting essentially of orthoclase feldspar with occasional grains of quartz.

Felsitic (a.) relating to, composed of, or containing, felsite.

Felspar (n.) Alt. of Felspath

Felspath (n.) See Feldspar.

Felspathic (a.) See Feldspathic.

Felstone (n.) See Felsite.

Felt () imp. & p. p. / a. from Feel.

Felt (n.) A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.

Felt (n.) A hat made of felt.

Felt (n.) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.

Felted (imp. & p. p.) of Felt

Felting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Felt

Felt (v. t.) To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.

Felt (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam emgine.

Felter (v. t.) To clot or mat together like felt.

Felting (n.) The material of which felt is made; also, felted cloth; also, the process by which it is made.

Felting (n.) The act of splitting timber by the felt grain.

Feltry (n.) See Felt, n.

Felucca (n.) A small, swift-sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, -- once common in the Mediterranean.

Felwort (n.) A European herb (Swertia perennis) of the Gentian family.

Female (n.) An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.

Female (n.) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.

Female (a.) Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male.

Female (a.) Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness.

Female (a.) Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization.

Female rhymes () double rhymes, or rhymes (called in French feminine rhymes because they end in e weak, or feminine) in which two syllables, an accented and an unaccented one, correspond at the end of each line.

Female fern () a common species of fern with large decompound fronds (Asplenium Filixfaemina), growing in many countries; lady fern.

Femalist (n.) A gallant.

Femalize (v. t.) To make, or to describe as, female or feminine.

Feme (n.) A woman.

Femeral (n.) See Femerell.

Femerell (n.) A lantern, or louver covering, placed on a roof, for ventilation or escape of smoke.

Feminal (a.) Feminine.

Feminality (n.) Feminity.

Feminate (a.) Feminine.

Femineity (n.) Womanliness; femininity.

Feminine (a.) Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic of a woman; womanish; womanly.

Feminine (a.) Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate.

Feminine rhyme () See Female rhyme, under Female, a.

Feminine (n.) A woman.

Feminine (n.) Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.

Femininely (adv.) In a feminine manner.

Feminineness (n.) The quality of being feminine; womanliness; womanishness.

Femininity (n.) The quality or nature of the female sex; womanliness.

Femininity (n.) The female form.

Feminity (n.) Womanliness; femininity.

Feminization (n.) The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized.

Feminize (v. t.) To make womanish or effeminate.

Feminye (n.) The people called Amazons.

Femme (n.) A woman. See Feme, n.

Femoral (a.) Pertaining to the femur or thigh; as, the femoral artery.

Femora (pl. ) of Femur

Femur (n.) The thigh bone.

Femur (n.) The proximal segment of the hind limb containing the thigh bone; the thigh. See Coxa.

Fen (n.) Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh.

Fence (n.) That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.

Fence (n.) An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.

Fence (n.) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.

Fence (n.) Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.

Fence (n.) A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.

Fencing (imp. & p. p. Fenced (/); p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fence

Fence (v. t.) To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.

Fence (v. t.) To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.

Fence (v. i.) To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.

Fence (v. i.) To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.

Fence (v. i.) Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.

Fenceful (a.) Affording defense; defensive.

Fenceless (a.) Without a fence; uninclosed; open; unguarded; defenseless.

Fencer (n.) One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.

Fenci-ble (a.) Capable of being defended, or of making or affording defense.

Fencible (n.) A soldier enlisted for home service only; -- usually in the pl.

Fencing (n.) The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.

Fencing (v. i.) Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers.

Fencing (v. i.) The materials used for building fences.

Fencing (v. i.) The act of building a fence.

Fencing (v. i.) The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or protection; as, the fencing of a farm.

Fen cricket () The mole cricket.

Fend (n.) A fiend.

Fended (imp. & p. p.) of Fend

Fending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fend

Fend (v. t.) To keep off; to prevent from entering or hitting; to ward off; to shut out; -- often with off; as, to fend off blows.

Fend (v. i.) To act on the defensive, or in opposition; to resist; to parry; to shift off.

Fender (v. t. & i.) One who or that which defends or protects by warding off harm

Fender (v. t. & i.) A screen to prevent coals or sparks of an open fire from escaping to the floor.

Fender (v. t. & i.) Anything serving as a cushion to lessen the shock when a vessel comes in contact with another vessel or a wharf.

Fender (v. t. & i.) A screen to protect a carriage from mud thrown off the wheels: also, a splashboard.

Fender (v. t. & i.) Anything set up to protect an exposed angle, as of a house, from damage by carriage wheels.

Fendliche (a.) Fiendlike.

Fenerate (v. i.) To put money to usury; to lend on interest.

Feneration (n.) The act of fenerating; interest.

Fenes-tella (n.) Any small windowlike opening or recess, esp. one to show the relics within an altar, or the like.

Fenestrae (pl. ) of Fenestra

Fenestra (n.) A small opening; esp., one of the apertures, closed by membranes, between the tympanum and internal ear.

Fenestral (a.) Pertaining to a window or to windows.

Fenestral (a.) Of or pertaining to a fenestra.

Fenestral (n.) A casement or window sash, closed with cloth or paper instead of glass.

Fenestrate (a.) Having numerous openings; irregularly reticulated; as, fenestrate membranes; fenestrate fronds.

Fenestrate (a.) Having transparent spots, as the wings of certain butterflies.

Fenestrated (a.) Having windows; characterized by windows.

Fenestrated (a.) Same as Fenestrate.

Fenestration (n.) The arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions.

Fenestration (n.) The state or condition of being fenestrated.

Fenestrule (n.) One of the openings in a fenestrated structure.

Fengite (n.) A kind of marble or alabaster, sometimes used for windows on account of its transparency.

Fenian (n.) A member of a secret organization, consisting mainly of Irishment, having for its aim the overthrow of English rule in ireland.

Fenian (a.) Pertaining to Fenians or to Fenianism.

Fenianism (n.) The principles, purposes, and methods of the Fenians.

Fenks (n.) The refuse whale blubber, used as a manure, and in the manufacture of Prussian blue.

Fennec (n.) A small, African, foxlike animal (Vulpes zerda) of a pale fawn color, remarkable for the large size of its ears.

Fennel (n.) A perennial plant of the genus Faeniculum (F. vulgare), having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.

Fennish (a.) Abounding in fens; fenny.

Fenny (a.) Pertaining to, or inhabiting, a fen; abounding in fens; swampy; boggy.

Fenowed (a.) Corrupted; decayed; moldy. See Vinnewed.

Fensi-ble (a.) Fencible.

Fen-sucked (a.) Sucked out of marches.

Fenugreek (n.) A plant (trigonella Foenum Graecum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are

Feod (n.) A feud. See 2d Feud.

Feodal (a.) Feudal. See Feudal.

Feodality (n.) Feudal tenure; the feudal system. See Feudality.

Feodary (n.) An accomplice.

Feodary (n.) An ancient officer of the court of wards.

Feodatory (n.) See Feudatory.

Feoffed (imp. & p. p.) of Feoff

Feoffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feoff

Feoff (v. t.) To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant a corporeal hereditament to; to enfeoff.

Feoff (n.) A fief. See Fief.

Feoffee (n.) The person to whom a feoffment is made; the person enfeoffed.

Feoffment (n.) The grant of a feud or fee.

Feoffment (n.) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of possession.

Feoffment (n.) The instrument or deed by which corporeal hereditaments are conveyed.

Feofor (n.) Alt. of Feoffer

Feoffer (n.) One who enfeoffs or grants a fee.

Fer (a. & adv.) Far.

Feracious (a.) Fruitful; producing abundantly.

Feracity (n.) The state of being feracious or fruitful.

Ferae (n. pl.) A group of mammals which formerly included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.

Ferae naturae () Of a wild nature; -- applied to animals, as foxes, wild ducks, etc., in which no one can claim property.

Feral (a.) Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants.

Feral (a.) Funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous.

Ferde () imp. of Fare.

Fer-de-lance (n.) A large, venomous serpent (Trigonocephalus lanceolatus) of Brazil and the West Indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no rattle.

Ferding (n.) A measure of land mentioned in Domesday Book. It is supposed to have consisted of a few acres only.

Ferdness (n.) Fearfulness.

Fere (n.) A mate or companion; -- often used of a wife.

Fere (a.) Fierce.

Fere (n.) Fire.

Fere (n.) Fear.

Fere (v. t. & i.) To fear.

Feretory (n.) A portable bier or shrine, variously adorned, used for containing relics of saints.

Ferforth (adv.) Far forth.

Ferforthly (adv.) Ferforth.

Fergusonite (n.) A mineral of a brownish black color, essentially a tantalo-niobate of yttrium, erbium, and cerium; -- so called after Robert Ferguson.

Feriae (pl. ) of Feria

Feria (n.) A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.

Ferial (n.) Same as Feria.

Ferial (a.) Of or pertaining to holidays.

Ferial (a.) Belonging to any week day, esp. to a day that is neither a festival nor a fast.

Feriation (n.) The act of keeping holiday; cessation from work.

Ferie (n.) A holiday.

Ferier (a.) compar. of Fere, fierce.

Ferine (a.) Wild; untamed; savage; as, lions, tigers, wolves, and bears are ferine beasts.

Ferine (n.) A wild beast; a beast of prey.

Feringee (n.) The name given to Europeans by the Hindos.

Ferity (n.) Wildness; savageness; fierceness.

Ferly (n.) Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.

Ferly (n.) A wonder; a marvel.

Fermacy (n.) Medicine; pharmacy.

Ferm (n.) Alt. of Ferme

Ferme (n.) Rent for a farm; a farm; also, an abode; a place of residence; as, he let his land to ferm.

Ferment (n.) That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer.

Ferment (n.) Intestine motion; heat; tumult; agitation.

Ferment (n.) A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.

Fermented (imp. & p. p.) of Ferment

Fermenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferment

Ferment (n.) To cause ferment of fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat.

Ferment (v. i.) To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent oarticles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce.

Ferment (v. i.) To be agitated or excited by violent emotions.

Fermentability (n.) Capability of fermentation.

Fermentable (a.) Capable of fermentation; as, cider and other vegetable liquors are fermentable.

Fermental (a.) Fermentative.

Fermentation (n.) The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance into new compounds by the action of a ferment, either formed or unorganized. It differs in kind according to the nature of the ferment which causes it.

Fermentation (n.) A state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings.

Fermentative (a.) Causing, or having power to cause, fermentation; produced by fermentation; fermenting; as, a fermentative process.

Fermerere (n.) The officer in a religious house who had the care of the infirmary.

Fermillet (n.) A buckle or clasp.

Fern (adv.) Long ago.

Fern (a.) Ancient; old. [Obs.] "Pilgrimages to . . . ferne halwes." [saints].

Fern (n.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the Filices, which have their fructification on the back of the fronds or leaves. They are usually found in humid soil, sometimes grow epiphytically on trees, and in tropical climates often attain a gigantic size.

Fernery (n.) A place for rearing ferns.

Fernticle (n.) A freckle on the skin, resembling the seed of fern.

Ferny (a.) Abounding in ferns.

Ferocious (a.) Fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; ravenous; rapacious; as, ferocious look or features; a ferocious lion.

Ferocity (n.) Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as, ferocity of countenance.

Feroher (n.) A symbol of the solar deity, found on monuments exhumed in Babylon, Nineveh, etc.

Ferous (a.) Wild; savage.

-ferous () A suffix signifying bearing, producing, yielding; as, auriferous, yielding gold; chyliferous, producing chyle.

Ferrandine (n.) A stuff made of silk and wool.

Ferrara (n.) A sword bearing the mark of one of the Ferrara family of Italy. These swords were highly esteemed in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Ferrarese (a.) Pertaining to Ferrara, in Italy.

Ferrarese (n., sing. & pl.) A citizen of Ferrara; collectively, the inhabitants of Ferrara.

Ferrary (n.) The art of working in iron.

Ferrate (n.) A salt of ferric acid.

Ferre (a. & adv.) Alt. of Ferrer

Ferrer (a. & adv.) compar. of Fer.

Ferreous (a.) Partaking of, made of, or pertaining to, iron; like iron.

Ferrest (a. & adv.) superl. of Fer.

Ferret (n.) An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela / Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes.

Ferreted (imp. & p. p.) of Ferret

Ferreting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferret

Ferret (n.) To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; -- often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret.

Ferret (n.) A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; -- called also ferreting.

Ferret (n.) The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles.

Ferreter (n.) One who ferrets.

Ferret-eye (n.) The spur-winged goose; -- so called from the red circle around the eyes.

Ferretto (n.) Copper sulphide, used to color glass.

Ferri- () A combining form indicating ferric iron as an ingredient; as, ferricyanide.

Ferriage (n.) The price or fare to be paid for passage at a ferry.

Ferric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. Specifically (Chem.), denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide; ferric acid.

Ferricyanate (n.) A salt of ferricyanic acid; a ferricyanide.

Ferricyanic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ferricyanide.

Ferricyanide (n.) One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base.

Ferrier (n.) A ferryman.

Ferriferous (a.) Producing or yielding iron.

Ferriprussiate (n.) A ferricyanate; a ferricyanide.

Ferriprussic (a.) Ferricyanic.

Ferro- () A prefix, or combining form, indicating ferrous iron as an ingredient; as, ferrocyanide.

Ferrocalcite (n.) Limestone containing a large percentage of iron carbonate, and hence turning brown on exposure.

Ferrocyanate (n.) A salt of ferrocyanic acid; a ferrocyanide.

Ferrocyanic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a ferrocyanide.

Ferrocyanide (n.) One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base.

Ferroprussiate (n.) A ferrocyanate; a ferocyanide.

Ferroprussic (a.) Ferrocyanic.

Ferroso- () See Ferro-.

Ferrotype (n.) A photographic picture taken on an iron plate by a collodion process; -- familiarly called tintype.

Ferrous (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, iron; -- especially used of compounds of iron in which the iron has its lower valence; as, ferrous sulphate.

Ferruginated (a.) Having the color or properties of the rust of iron.

Ferrugineous (a.) Ferruginous.

Ferruginous (a.) Partaking of iron; containing particles of iron.

Ferruginous (a.) Resembling iron rust in appearance or color; brownish red, or yellowish red.

Ferrugo (n.) A disease of plants caused by fungi, commonly called the rust, from its resemblance to iron rust in color.

Ferrule (n.) A ring or cap of metal put round a cane, tool, handle, or other similar object, to strengthen it, or prevent splitting and wearing.

Ferrule (n.) A bushing for expanding the end of a flue to fasten it tightly in the tube plate, or for partly filling up its mouth.

Ferruminate (v. t.) To solder or unite, as metals.

Ferrumination (n.) The soldering ir uniting of me/ als.

Ferried (imp. & p. p.) of Ferry

Ferrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferry

Ferry (v. t.) To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

Ferry (v. i.) To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.

Ferries (pl. ) of Ferry

Ferry (v. t.) A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.

Ferry (v. t.) A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.

Ferry (v. t.) A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.

Ferryboat (n.) A vessel for conveying passengers, merchandise, etc., across streams and other narrow waters.

Ferrymen (pl. ) of Ferryman

Ferryman (n.) One who maintains or attends a ferry.

Fers (a.) Fierce.

Ferthe (a.) Fourth.

Fertile (a.) Producing fruit or vegetation in abundance; fruitful; able to produce abundantly; prolific; fecund; productive; rich; inventive; as, fertile land or fields; a fertile mind or imagination.

Fertile (a.) Capable of producing fruit; fruit-bearing; as, fertile flowers.

Fertile (a.) Containing pollen; -- said of anthers.

Fertile (a.) produced in abundance; plenteous; ample.

Fertilely (adv.) In a fertile or fruitful manner.

fertileness (n.) Fertility.

Fertilitate (v. t.) To fertilize; to fecundate.

Fertility (n.) The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as, the fertility of soil, or of imagination.

Fertilization (n.) The act or process of rendering fertile.

Fertilization (n.) The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.

Fertilized (imp. & p. p.) of Fertilize

Fertilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fertilize

Fertilize (v. t.) To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground, and meadows.

Fertilize (v. t.) To fecundate; as, to fertilize flower.

Fertilizer (n.) One who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid.

Fertilizer (n.) That which renders fertile; a general name for commercial manures, as guano, phosphate of lime, etc.

Ferula (n.) A ferule.

Ferula (n.) The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire.

Ferulaceous (a.) Pertaining to reeds and canes; having a stalk like a reed; as, ferulaceous plants.

Ferular (n.) A ferule.

Ferule (n.) A flat piece of wood, used for striking, children, esp. on the hand, in punishment.

Feruled (imp. & p. p.) of Ferule

Feruling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferule

Ferule (v. t.) To punish with a ferule.

Ferulic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, asafetida (Ferula asafoetida); as, ferulic acid.

Fervence (n.) Heat; fervency.

Fervency (n.) The state of being fervent or warm; ardor; warmth of feeling or devotion; eagerness.

Fervent (a.) Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer.

Fervent (a.) Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing.

Fervescent (a.) Growing hot.

Fervid (a.) Very hot; burning; boiling.

Fervid (a.) Ardent; vehement; zealous.

Fervor (n.) Heat; excessive warmth.

Fervor (n.) Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor; passion; holy zeal; earnestness.

Fescennine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Fescennines.

Fescennine (n.) A style of low, scurrilous, obscene poetry originating in fescennia.

Fescue (n.) A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read.

Fescue (n.) An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.

Fescue (n.) The style of a dial.

Fescue (n.) A grass of the genus Festuca.

Fescued (imp. & p. p.) of Fescue

Fescuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fescue

Fescue (v. i. & t.) To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.

Fesels (n. pl.) See Phasel.

Fess (n.) Alt. of Fesse

Fesse (n.) A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.

Fessitude (n.) Weariness.

Fesswise (adv.) In the manner of fess.

Fest (n.) The fist.

Fest (n.) Alt. of Feste

Feste (n.) A feast.

Festal (a.) Of or pertaining to a holiday or a feast; joyous; festive.

Festally (adv.) Joyously; festively; mirthfully.

Festennine (n.) A fescennine.

Festered (imp. & p. p.) of Fester

Festering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fester

Fester (n.) To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.

Fester (n.) To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.

Fester (v. t.) To cause to fester or rankle.

Fester (n.) A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.

Fester (n.) A festering or rankling.

Festerment (n.) A festering.

Festeye (v. t.) To feast; to entertain.

Festinate (a.) Hasty; hurried.

Festination (n.) Haste; hurry.

Festival (a.) Pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful.

Festi-val (n.) A time of feasting or celebration; an anniversary day of joy, civil or religious.

Festive (a.) Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive.

Festivities (pl. ) of Festivity

Festivity (n.) The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.

Festivity (n.) A festival; a festive celebration.

Festivous (a.) Pertaining to a feast; festive.

Festlich (n.) Festive; fond of festive occasions.

Festoon (n.) A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way.

Festoon (n.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of Bucranium.

Festooned (imp. & p. p.) of Festoon

Festooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Festoon

Festoon (v. t.) To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.

Festoony (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, festoons.

Festucine (a.) Of a straw color; greenish yellow.

Festucous (a.) Formed or consisting of straw.

Festue (n.) A straw; a fescue.

Fet (n.) A piece.

Fet (v. t.) To fetch.

Fet (p. p.) Fetched.

Fetal (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, a fetus; as, fetal circulation; fetal membranes.

Fetation (n.) The formation of a fetus in the womb; pregnancy.

Fetched (imp. & p. p.) of Fetch

Fetching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fetch

Fetch (v. t.) To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get.

Fetch (v. t.) To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.

Fetch (v. t.) To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to.

Fetch (v. t.) To reduce; to throw.

Fetch (v. t.) To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh.

Fetch (v. t.) To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.

Fetch (v. t.) To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.

fetch (v. i.) To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.

Fetch (n.) A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice.

Fetch (n.) The apparation of a living person; a wraith.

Fethcer (n.) One wo fetches or brings.

Fete (n.) A feat.

Fete (n. pl.) Feet.

Fete (n.) A festival.

Feted (imp. & p. p.) of Fete

Feting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fete

Fete (v. t.) To feast; to honor with a festival.

Fetich (n.) Alt. of Fetish

Fetish (n.) A material object supposed among certain African tribes to represent in such a way, or to be so connected with, a supernatural being, that the possession of it gives to the possessor power to control that being.

Fetish (n.) Any object to which one is excessively devoted.

fetichism (n.) Alt. of Fetishism

Fetishism (n.) The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.

Fetishism (n.) Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

Fetichist (n.) Alt. of Fetishist

Fetishist (n.) A believer in fetiches.

Fetichistic (a.) Alt. of Fetishistic

Fetishistic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, fetichism.

Feticide (n.) The act of killing the fetus in the womb; the offense of procuring an abortion.

Feticism (n.) See Fetichism.

Fetid (a.) Having an offensive smell; stinking.

Fetidity (n.) Fetidness.

Fetidness (n.) The quality or state of being fetid.

Fetiferous (a.) Producing young, as animals.

Fetis (a.) Neat; pretty; well made; graceful.

Fetisely (adv.) Neatly; gracefully; properly.

Fetish (a.) Alt. of Fetishistic

Fetishism (a.) Alt. of Fetishistic

Fetishistic (a.) See Fetich, n., Fetichism, n., Fetichistic, a.

Fetlock (n.) The cushionlike projection, bearing a tuft of long hair, on the back side of the leg above the hoof of the horse and similar animals. Also, the joint of the limb at this point (between the great pastern bone and the metacarpus), or the tuft of hair.

Fetor (n.) A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness.

Fette (imp.) of Fette

Fet (p. p.) of Fette

Fette (v. t.) To fetch.

fetters (pl. ) of Fetter

Fetter (n.) A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.

Fetter (n.) Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.

Fetter (p. pr. & vb. n.) To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.

Fetter (p. pr. & vb. n.) To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.

Fettered (a.) Seeming as if fettered, as the feet of certain animals which bend backward, and appear unfit for walking.

Fetterer (n.) One who fetters.

Fetterless (a.) Free from fetters.

Fettle (a.) To repair; to prepare; to put in order.

Fettle (a.) To cover or line with a mixture of ore, cinders, etc., as the hearth of a puddling furnace.

Fettle (v. i.) To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business.

Fettle (n.) The act of fettling.

Fettling (n.) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to line the hearth of a puddling furnace.

Fettling (n.) The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware.

Fetuous (a.) Neat; feat.

Fetuses (pl. ) of Fetus

Fetus (n.) The young or embryo of an animal in the womb, or in the egg; often restricted to the later stages in the development of viviparous and oviparous animals, embryo being applied to the earlier stages.

Fetwah (n.) A written decision of a Turkish mufti on some point of law.

Feu (n.) A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money.

Feuar (n.) One who holds a feu.

Feud (n.) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race.

Feud (n.) A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed.

Feud (n.) A stipendiary estate in land, held of superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profists thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee.

Feudal (a.) Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or feels; as, feudal rights or services; feudal tenures.

Feudal (a.) Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services; as, the feudal system.

Feudalism (n.) The feudal system; a system by which the holding of estates in land is made dependent upon an obligation to render military service to the kind or feudal superior; feudal principles and usages.

Feudalist (n.) An upholder of feudalism.

Feudality (n.) The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution.

Fedaliza/tion (n.) The act of reducing to feudal tenure.

Feudalized (imp. & p. p.) of Feudalize

Feudalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feudalize

Feudalize (v. t.) To reduce toa feudal tenure; to conform to feudalism.

Feudally (adv.) In a feudal manner.

Feudary (a.) Held by, or pertaining to, feudal tenure.

Feudary (n.) A tenant who holds his lands by feudal service; a feudatory.

Feudary (n.) A feodary. See Feodary.

Feudataty (a. & n.) See Feudatory.

Feudatories (pl. ) of Feudatory

Feudatory (n.) A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief.

Feudtory (a.) Held from another on some conditional tenure; as, a feudatory title.

Feu de joie () A fire kindled in a public place in token of joy; a bonfire; a firing of guns in token of joy.

Feudist (n.) A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.

Feuillants (n. pl.) A reformed branch of the Bernardines, founded in 1577 at Feuillans, near Toulouse, in France.

Feuillemort (a.) Having the color of a faded leaf.

Feuilleton (n.) A part of a French newspaper (usually the bottom of the page), devoted to light literature, criticism, etc.; also, the article or tale itself, thus printed.

Feuilltonist (n.) A writer of feuilletons.

feuter (v. t.) To set close; to fix in rest, as a spear.

Feuterer (n.) A dog keeper.

Fever (n.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.

Fever (n.) Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.

Fevered (imp. & p. p.) of Fever

Fevering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fever

Fever (v. t.) To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.

Feveret (n.) A slight fever.

Feverfew (n.) A perennial plant (Pyrethrum, / Chrysanthemum, Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; -- so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.

Feverish (a.) Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat and thirst; as, the patient is feverish.

Feverish (a.) Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever; as, feverish symptoms.

Feverish (a.) Hot; sultry.

Feverish (a.) Disordered as by fever; excited; restless; as, the feverish condition of the commercial world.

Feverous (a.) Affected with fever or ague; feverish.

Feverous (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; as, a feverous pulse.

Feverous (a.) Having the tendency to produce fever; as, a feverous disposition of the year.

Feverously (adv.) Feverishly.

Feverwort (n.) See Fever root, under Fever.

Fevery (a.) Feverish.

Few (superl.) Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituing a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people.

Fewel (n.) Fuel.

Fewmet (n.) See Fumet.

Fewness (n.) The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity.

Fewness (n.) Brevity; conciseness.

Fey (a.) Fated; doomed.

Fey (n.) Faith.

Fey (v. t.) To cleanse; to clean out.

Feyne (v. t.) To feign.

Feyre (n.) A fair or market.

Fez (n.) A felt or cloth cap, usually red and having a tassel, -- a variety of the tarboosh. See Tarboosh.

Ge- () An Anglo-Saxon prefix. See Y-.

Geal (v. i.) To congeal.

Gean (n.) A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.

Geanticlinal (n.) An upward bend or flexure of a considerable portion of the earth's crust, resulting in the formation of a class of mountain elevations called anticlinoria; -- opposed to geosynclinal.

Gear (n.) Clothing; garments; ornaments.

Gear (n.) Goods; property; household stuff.

Gear (n.) Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.

Gear (n.) The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.

Gear (n.) Warlike accouterments.

Gear (n.) Manner; custom; behavior.

Gear (n.) Business matters; affairs; concern.

Gear (n.) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.

Gear (n.) An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.

Gear (n.) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.

Gear (n.) See 1st Jeer (b).

Gear (n.) Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.

Geared (imp. & p. p.) of Gear

Gearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gear

Gear (v. t.) To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

Gear (v. t.) To provide with gearing.

Gear (v. i.) To be in, or come into, gear.

Gearing (n.) Harness.

Gearing (n.) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.

Geason (a.) Rare; wonderful.

Geat (n.) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting.

Gecarcinian (n.) A land crab of the genus Gecarcinus, or of allied genera.

Geck (n.) Scorn, derision, or contempt.

Geck (n.) An object of scorn; a dupe; a gull.

Geck (n.) To deride; to scorn; to mock.

Geck (n.) To cheat; trick, or gull.

Geck (v. i.) To jeer; to show contempt.

Geckoes (pl. ) of Gecko

Gecko (n.) Any lizard of the family Geckonidae. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See Wall gecko, Fanfoot.

Geckotian (n.) A gecko.

Ged (n.) Alt. of Gedd

Gedd (n.) The European pike.

Geed (imp. & p. p.) of Gee

Geeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gee

Gee (v. i.) To agree; to harmonize.

Gee (v. i.) To turn to the off side, or from the driver (i.e., in the United States, to the right side); -- said of cattle, or a team; used most frequently in the imperative, often with off, by drivers of oxen, in directing their teams, and opposed to haw, or hoi.

Gee (v. t.) To cause (a team) to turn to the off side, or from the driver.

Geer () Alt. of Geering

Geering () See Gear, Gearing.

Geese (n.) pl. of Goose.

Geest (n.) Alluvial matter on the surface of land, not of recent origin.

Geet (n.) Jet.

Geez (n.) The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.

Gehenna (n.) The valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward regarded as a place of abomination, and made a receptacle for all the refuse of the city, perpetual fires being kept up in order to prevent pestilential effluvia. In the New Testament the name is transferred, by an easy metaphor, to Hell.

Geic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, earthy or vegetable mold.

Gein (n.) See Humin.

Geissler tube () A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also Plucker tube, from the German physicist who devised it.

Geitonogamy (n.) Fertilization of flowers by pollen from other flowers on the same plant.

Gelable (a.) Capable of being congealed; capable of being converted into jelly.

Gelada (n.) A baboon (Gelada Ruppelli) of Abyssinia, remarkable for the length of the hair on the neck and shoulders of the adult male.

Gelastic (a.) Pertaining to laughter; used in laughing.

Gelatification (n.) The formation of gelatin.

Gelatigenous (n.) Producing, or yielding, gelatin; gelatiniferous; as, the gelatigeneous tissues.

Gelatin (n.) Alt. of Gelatine

Gelatine (n.) Animal jelly; glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by prolonged boiling. Specifically (Physiol. Chem.), a nitrogeneous colloid, not existing as such in the animal body, but formed by the hydrating action of boiling water on the collagen of various kinds of connective tissue (as tendons, bones, ligaments, etc.). Its distinguishing character is that of dissolving in hot water, and forming a jelly on cooling. It is an important ingredient of calf's-foot jelly, isinglass, glue, etc. It is used as food, but its nutritious qualities are of a low order.

Gelatinated (imp. & p. p.) of Gelatinate

Gelatinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gelatinate

Gelatinate (v. t.) To convert into gelatin, or into a substance resembling jelly.

Gelatinate (v. i.) To be converted into gelatin, or into a substance like jelly.

Gelatination (n.) The act of process of converting into gelatin, or a substance like jelly.

Gelatine (n.) Same as Gelatin.

Gelatiniferous (a.) Yielding gelatin on boiling with water; capable of gelatination.

Gelatiniform (a.) Having the form of gelatin.

Gelatinization (n.) Same as Gelatination.

Gelatinize (v. t.) To convert into gelatin or jelly. Same as Gelatinate, v. t.

Gelatinize (v. t.) To coat, or otherwise treat, with gelatin.

Gelatinize (v. i.) Same as Gelatinate, v. i.

Gelatinous (a.) Of the nature and consistence of gelatin or the jelly; resembling jelly; viscous.

Gelation (n.) The process of becoming solid by cooling; a cooling and solidifying.

Geld (n.) Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.

Gelded (imp. & p. p.) of Geld

Gelding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geld

Geld (v. t.) To castrate; to emasculate.

Geld (v. t.) To deprive of anything essential.

Geld (v. t.) To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate.

Geldable (a.) Capable of being gelded.

Geldable (a.) Liable to taxation.

Gelder (n.) One who gelds or castrates.

Gelder-rose (n.) Same as Guelder-rose.

Gelding (v. t.) A castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male.

Gelding (p. pr. a. & vb. n.) from Geld, v. t.

Gelid (a.) Cold; very cold; frozen.

Gelidity (n.) The state of being gelid.

Gelidly (adv.) In a gelid manner; coldly.

Gelidness (n.) The state of being gelid; gelidity.

Gelly (n.) Jelly.

Geloscopy (n.) Divination by means of laughter.

Gelose (n.) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate, found in Gelidium, agar-agar, and other seaweeds.

Gelsemic (a.) Gelseminic.

Gelsemine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; -- called also gelsemia.

Gelseminic (n.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens); as, gelseminic acid, a white crystalline substance resembling esculin.

Gelsemium (n.) A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers.

Gelsemium (n.) The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc.

Gelt (n.) Trubute, tax.

Gelt (v. t.) A gelding.

Gelt (n.) Gilding; tinsel.

Gem (n.) A bud.

Gem (n.) A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.

Gem (n.) Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.

Gemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Gem

Gemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gem

Gem (v. t.) To put forth in the form of buds.

Gem (v. t.) To adorn with gems or precious stones.

Gem (v. t.) To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.

Gemara (n.) The second part of the Talmud, or the commentary on the Mishna (which forms the first part or text).

Gemaric (a.) Pertaining to the Gemara.

Gemarist (n.) One versed in the Gemara, or adhering to its teachings.

Gemel (a.) Coupled; paired.

Gemel (n.) One of the twins.

Gemel (n.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. Bars gemel, under Gemel, a.

Gemellipa-rous (a.) Producing twins.

Geminal (a.) A pair.

Geminate (a.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers.

Geminate (v. t.) To double.

Gemination (n.) A doubling; duplication; repetition.

Gemini (n. pl.) A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.

Geminiflorous (a.) Having the flowers arranged in pairs.

Geminous (a.) Double; in pairs.

Geminy (n.) Twins; a pair; a couple.

Gemitores (n. pl.) A division of birds including the true pigeons.

Gemmae (pl. ) of Gemma

Gemma (n.) A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud.

Gemma (n.) A bud spore; one of the small spores or buds in the reproduction of certain Protozoa, which separate one at a time from the parent cell.

Gemmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to gems or to gemmae; of the nature of, or resembling, gems or gemmae.

Gemmary (a.) Of or pertaining to gems.

Gemmary (n.) A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.

Gemmate (a.) Having buds; reproducing by buds.

Gemmated (a.) Having buds; adorned with gems or jewels.

Gemmation (n.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See Budding.

Gemmation (n.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.

Gemmeous (a.) Pertaining to gems; of the nature of gems; resembling gems.

Gemmiferous (a.) Producing gems or buds

Gemmiferous (a.) multiplying by buds.

Gemmification (n.) The production of a bud or gem.

Gemmiflorate (a.) Having flowers like buds.

Gemminess (n.) The state or quality of being gemmy; spruceness; smartness.

Gemmipara (n. pl.) Alt. of Gemmipares

Gemmipares (n. pl.) Animals which increase by budding, as hydroids.

Gemmiparity (n.) Reproduction by budding; gemmation. See Budding.

Gemmiparous (a.) Producing buds; reproducing by buds. See Gemmation, 1.

Gemmosity (n.) The quality or characteristics of a gem or jewel.

Gemmulation (n.) See Gemmation.

Gemmule (n.) A little leaf bud, as the plumule between the cotyledons.

Gemmule (n.) One of the buds of mosses.

Gemmule (n.) One of the reproductive spores of algae.

Gemmule (n.) An ovule.

Gemmule (n.) A bud produced in generation by gemmation.

Gemmule (n.) One of the imaginary granules or atoms which, according to Darwin's hypothesis of pangenesis, are continually being thrown off from every cell or unit, and circulate freely throughout the system, and when supplied with proper nutriment multiply by self-division and ultimately develop into cells like those from which they were derived. They are supposed to be transmitted from the parent to the offspring, but are often transmitted in a dormant state during many generations and are then developed. See Pangenesis.

Gemmuliferous (a.) Bearing or producing gemmules or buds.

Gemmy (n.) Full of gems; bright; glittering like a gem.

Gemmy (n.) Spruce; smart.

Gemote (v. t.) A meeting; -- used in combination, as, Witenagemote, an assembly of the wise men.

Gems (n.) The chamois.

Gemsbok (n.) A South African antelope (Oryx Capensis), having long, sharp, nearly straight horns.

Gems-horn (n.) An organ stop with conical tin pipes.

Gemul (n.) A small South American deer (Furcifer Chilensis), with simple forked horns.

-gen () A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.

-gen () A suffix meaning produced, generated; as, exogen.

Gena () The cheek; the feathered side of the under mandible of a bird.

Gena () The part of the head to which the jaws of an insect are attached.

Genappe (n.) A worsted yarn or cord of peculiar smoothness, used in the manufacture of braid, fringe, etc.

Gendarmes (pl. ) of Gendarme

Gens d'armes (pl. ) of Gendarme

Gendarme (n.) One of a body of heavy cavalry.

Gendarme (n.) An armed policeman in France.

Gendarmery (n.) The body of gendarmes.

Gender (n.) Kind; sort.

Gender (n.) Sex, male or female.

Gender (n.) A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.

Gendered (imp. & p. p.) of Gender

Gendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gender

Gender (n.) To beget; to engender.

Gender (v. i.) To copulate; to breed.

Genderless (a.) Having no gender.

Geneagenesis (n.) Alternate generation. See under Generation.

Genealogic (a.) Genealogical.

Genealogical (a.) Of or pertaining to genealogy; as, a genealogical table; genealogical order.

Genealogist (n.) One who traces genealogies or the descent of persons or families.

Genealogize (v. i.) To investigate, or relate the history of, descents.

Genealogies (pl. ) of Genealogy

Genealogy (n.) An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree.

Genealogy (n.) Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.

Genearch (n.) The chief of a family or tribe.

Genera (n. pl.) See Genus.

Generability (n.) Capability of being generated.

Generable (a.) Capable of being generated or produced.

General (a.) Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.

General (a.) Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.

General (a.) Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.

General (a.) Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.

General (a.) Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.

General (a.) As a whole; in gross; for the most part.

General (a.) Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.

General (a.) The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.

General (a.) One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.

General (a.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.

General (a.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.

General (a.) The public; the people; the vulgar.

Generalia (n. pl.) Generalities; general terms.

Generalissimo (a.) The chief commander of an army; especially, the commander in chief of an army consisting of two or more grand divisions under separate commanders; -- a title used in most foreign countries.

Generalities (pl. ) of Generality

Generality (n.) The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.

Generality (n.) That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.

Generality (n.) The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.

Generalizable (a.) Capable of being generalized, or reduced to a general form of statement, or brought under a general rule.

Generalization (n.) The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars.

Generalization (n.) A general inference.

Generalized (imp. & p. p.) of Generalize

Generalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Generalize

Generalize (v. t.) To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.

Generalize (v. t.) To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule.

Generalize (v. t.) To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars.

Generalize (v. i.) To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.

Generalized (a.) Comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic; as, a generalized type.

Generalizer (n.) One who takes general or comprehensive views.

Generally (adv.) In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.

Generally (adv.) In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.

Generally (adv.) Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.

Generalness (n.) The condition or quality of being general; frequency; commonness.

Generalship (n.) The office of a general; the exercise of the functions of a general; -- sometimes, with the possessive pronoun, the personality of a general.

Generalship (n.) Military skill in a general officer or commander.

Generalship (n.) Fig.: Leadership; management.

Generalty (n.) Generality.

Generant (a.) Generative; producing

Generant (a.) acting as a generant.

Generant (n.) That which generates.

Generant (n.) A generatrix.

Generated (imp. & p. p.) of Generate

Generating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Generate

Generate (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.

Generate (v. t.) To cause to be; to bring into life.

Generate (v. t.) To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.

Generate (v. t.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.

Generation (n.) The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.

Generation (n.) Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.

Generation (n.) That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.

Generation (n.) A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.

Generation (n.) Race; kind; family; breed; stock.

Generation (n.) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.

Generation (n.) The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.

Generative (a.) Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.

Generator (n.) One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.

Generator (n.) An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc.

Generator (n.) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- called also generating tone.

Generatrices (pl. ) of Generatrix

Generatrixes (pl. ) of Generatrix

Generatrix (n.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; -- called also describent.

Generic (a.) Alt. of Generical

Generical (a.) Pertaining to a genus or kind; relating to a genus, as distinct from a species, or from another genus; as, a generic description; a generic difference; a generic name.

Generical (a.) Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to specific.

Generically (adv.) With regard to a genus, or an extensive class; as, an animal generically distinct from another, or two animals or plants generically allied.

Genericalness (n.) The quality of being generic.

Generification (n.) The act or process of generalizing.

Generosity (n.) Noble birth.

Generosity (n.) The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.

Generosity (n.) Liberality in giving; munificence.

Generous (a.) Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.

Generous (a.) Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.

Generous (a.) Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.

Generous (a.) Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table.

Generous (a.) Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.

Genesee epoch () The closing subdivision of the Hamilton period in the American Devonian system; -- so called because the formations of this period crop out in Genesee, New York.

Genesial (a.) Of or relating to generation.

Genesiolgy (n.) The doctrine or science of generation.

Genesis (n.) The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination.

Genesis (n.) The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.

Genesis (n.) Same as Generation.

Genet (n.) Alt. of Genette

Genette (n.) One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.

Genette (n.) The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.

Genet (n.) A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.

Genethliac (a.) Pertaining to nativities; calculated by astrologers; showing position of stars at one's birth.

Genethliac (n.) A birthday poem.

Genethliac (n.) One skilled in genethliacs.

Genethliacal (a.) Genethliac.

Genethliacs (n.) The science of calculating nativities, or predicting the future events of life from the stars which preside at birth.

Genethlialogy (n.) Divination as to the destinies of one newly born; the act or art of casting nativities; astrology.

Genethliatic (n.) One who calculates nativities.

Genetic (a.) Same as Genetical.

Genetical (a.) Pertaining to, concerned with, or determined by, the genesis of anything, or its natural mode of production or development.

Genetically (adv.) In a genetical manner.

Geneva (n.) The chief city of Switzerland.

Geneva (n.) A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.

Genevan (a.) Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.

Genevan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Geneva.

Genevan (n.) A supported of Genevanism.

Genevanism (n.) Strict Calvinism.

Genevese (a.) Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevan.

Genevese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Geneva; collectively, the inhabitants of Geneva; people of Geneva.

Genial (a.) Same as Genian.

Genial (a.) Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.

Genial (a.) Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition.

Genial (a.) Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.

Genial (a.) Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature.

Geniality (n.) The quality of being genial; sympathetic cheerfulness; warmth of disposition and manners.

Genially (adv.) By genius or nature; naturally.

Genially (adv.) Gayly; cheerfully.

Genialness (n.) The quality of being genial.

Genian (a.) Of or pertaining to the chin; mental; as, the genian prominence.

Geniculate (a.) Bent abruptly at an angle, like the knee when bent; as, a geniculate stem; a geniculate ganglion; a geniculate twin crystal.

Geniculated (imp. & p. p.) of Geniculate

Geniculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geniculate

Geniculate (v. t.) To form joints or knots on.

Geniculated (a.) Same as Geniculate.

Geniculation (n.) The act of kneeling.

Geniculation (n.) The state of being bent abruptly at an angle.

Genie (n.) See Genius.

Genio (n.) A man of a particular turn of mind.

Geniohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the chin and hyoid bone; as, the geniohyoid muscle.

Genipap (n.) The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceae. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.

Genista (n.) A genus of plants including the common broom of Western Europe.

Genital (a.) Pertaining to generation, or to the generative organs.

Genitals (a.) The organs of generation; the sexual organs; the private parts.

Geniting (n.) A species of apple that ripens very early.

Genitival (a.) Possessing genitive from; pertaining to, or derived from, the genitive case; as, a genitival adverb.

Genitive (a.) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.

Genitive (n.) The genitive case.

Genitocrural (a.) Pertaining to the genital organs and the thigh; -- applied especially to one of the lumbar nerves.

Genitor (n.) One who begets; a generator; an originator.

Genitor (n.) The genitals.

Genitourinary (a.) See Urogenital.

Geniture (n.) Generation; procreation; birth.

Geniuses (pl. ) of Genius

Genii (pl. ) of Genius

Genius (n.) A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.

Genius (n.) The peculiar structure of mind with whoch each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.

Genius (n.) Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.

Genius (n.) Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.

Genius (n.) A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.

Genoese (a.) Of or pertaining to Genoa, a city of Italy.

Genoese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Genoa; collectively, the people of Genoa.

Genouillere (n.) A metal plate covering the knee.

Genouillere (n.) That part of a parapet which lies between the gun platform and the bottom of an embrasure.

-genous () A suffix signifying producing, yielding; as, alkaligenous; endogenous.

Genre (n.) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.

Gentes (pl. ) of Gens

Gens (a.) A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.

Gens (a.) A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.

Gent (a.) Gentle; noble; of gentle birth.

Gent (a.) Neat; pretty; fine; elegant.

Genteel (a.) Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address.

Genteel (a.) Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.

Genteel (a.) Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.

Genteelish (a.) Somewhat genteel.

Genteelly (adv.) In a genteel manner.

Genteelness (n.) The quality of being genteel.

Genterie (n.) Alt. of Gentrie

Gentrie (n.) Nobility of birth or of character; gentility.

Gentian (n.) Any one of a genus (Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla, usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See Illust. of Capsule.

Gentianaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Gentianaceae) of which the gentian is the type.

Gentianella (n.) A kind of blue color.

Gentianic (a.) Pertaining to or derived from the gentian; as, gentianic acid.

Gentianine (n.) A bitter, crystallizable substance obtained from gentian.

Gentianose (n.) A crystallizable, sugarlike substance, with a slightly sweetish taste, obtained from the gentian.

Gentil (a. & n.) Gentle.

Gentile (a.) One of a non-Jewish nation; one neither a Jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen.

Gentile (a.) Belonging to the nations at large, as distinguished from the Jews; ethnic; of pagan or heathen people.

Gentile (a.) Denoting a race or country; as, a gentile noun or adjective.

Gentile-falcon (n.) See Falcon-gentil.

Gentilesse (a.) Gentleness; courtesy; kindness; nobility.

Gentilish (a.) Heathenish; pagan.

Gentilism (n.) Hethenism; paganism; the worship of false gods.

Gentilism (n.) Tribal feeling; devotion to one's gens.

Gentilitial (a.) Alt. of Gentilitious

Gentilitious (a.) Peculiar to a people; national.

Gentilitious (a.) Hereditary; entailed on a family.

Gentility (n.) Good extraction; dignity of birth.

Gentility (n.) The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.

Gentility (n.) The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry.

Gentility (n.) Paganism; heathenism.

Gentilize (v. i.) To live like a gentile or heathen.

Gentilize (v. i.) To act the gentleman; -- with it (see It, 5).

Gentilize (v. i.) To render gentile or gentlemanly; as, to gentilize your unworthy sones.

Gentilly (a.) In a gentle or hoble manner; frankly.

Gentiopikrin (n.) A bitter, yellow, crystalline substance, regarded as a glucoside, and obtained from the gentian.

Gentisin (n.) A tasteless, yellow, crystalline substance, obtained from the gentian; -- called also gentianin.

Gentle (superl.) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.

Gentle (superl.) Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.

Gentle (superl.) A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.

Gentle (superl.) Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.

Gentle (superl.) Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .

Gentle (n.) One well born; a gentleman.

Gentle (n.) A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.

Gentle (n.) A dipterous larva used as fish bait.

Gentle (v. t.) To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.

Gentle (v. t.) To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.

Gentle (v. t.) To make kind and docile, as a horse.

Gentlefolk (n. pl.) Alt. of Gentlefolks

Gentlefolks (n. pl.) Persons of gentle or good family and breeding.

Gentle-hearted (a.) Having a kind or gentle disposition.

Gentlemen (pl. ) of Gentleman

Gentleman (n.) A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.

Gentleman (n.) One of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man.

Gentleman (n.) One who bears arms, but has no title.

Gentleman (n.) The servant of a man of rank.

Gentleman (n.) A man, irrespective of condition; -- used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.

Gentlemanhood (n.) The qualities or condition of a gentleman.

Gentlemanlike (a.) Alt. of Gentlemanly

Gentlemanly (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or becoming, a gentleman; well-behaved; courteous; polite.

Gentlemanliness (n.) The state of being gentlemanly; gentlemanly conduct or manners.

Gentlemanship (n.) The carriage or quality of a gentleman.

Gentleness (n.) The quality or state of being gentle, well-born, mild, benevolent, docile, etc.; gentility; softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness.

Gentleship (n.) The deportment or conduct of a gentleman.

Gentlesse (n.) Gentilesse; gentleness.

Gentlewomen (pl. ) of Gentlewoman

Gentlewoman (n.) A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar.

Gentlewoman (n.) A woman who attends a lady of high rank.

Gently (adv.) In a gentle manner.

Gentoos (pl. ) of Gentoo

Gentoo (n.) A native of Hindostan; a Hindoo.

Gentry (a.) Birth; condition; rank by birth.

Gentry (a.) People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.

Gentry (a.) Courtesy; civility; complaisance.

Genty (a.) Neat; trim.

Genua (pl. ) of Genu

Genu (n.) The knee.

Genu (n.) The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain.

Genuflected (imp. & p. p.) of Genuflect

Genuflecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Genuflect

Genuflect (v. i.) To bend the knee, as in worship.

Genuflection (n.) The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship.

Genuine (a.) Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials.

Genera (pl. ) of Genus

Genus (n.) A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.

Genus (n.) An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.

Genys (n.) See Gonys.

Geocentric (a.) Alt. of Geocentrical

Geocentrical (a.) Having reference to the earth as center; in relation to or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to heliocentric, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet.

Geocentrical (a.) Having reference to the center of the earth.

Geocentrically (adv.) In a geocentric manner.

Geocronite (n.) A lead-gray or grayish blue mineral with a metallic luster, consisting of sulphur, antimony, and lead, with a small proportion of arsenic.

Geocyclic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or illustrating, the revolutions of the earth; as, a geocyclic machine.

Geocyclic (a.) Circling the earth periodically.

Geode (n.) A nodule of stone, containing a cavity, lined with crystals or mineral matter.

Geode (n.) The cavity in such a nodule.

Geodephagous (a.) Living in the earth; -- applied to the ground beetles.

Geodesic (a.) Alt. of Geodesical

Geodesical (a.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; geodetic.

Geodesic (n.) A geodetic line or curve.

Geodesist (n.) One versed in geodesy.

Geodesy (n.) That branch of applied mathematics which determines, by means of observations and measurements, the figures and areas of large portions of the earth's surface, or the general figure and dimenshions of the earth; or that branch of surveying in which the curvature of the earth is taken into account, as in the surveys of States, or of long lines of coast.

Geodetic (a.) Alt. of Geodetical

Geodetical (a.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; obtained or determined by the operations of geodesy; engaged in geodesy; geodesic; as, geodetic surveying; geodetic observers.

Geodetically (adv.) In a geodetic manner; according to geodesy.

Geodetics (n.) Same as Geodesy.

Geodiferous (a.) Producing geodes; containing geodes.

Geoduck (n.) A gigantic clam (Glycimeris generosa) of the Pacific coast of North America, highly valued as an article of food.

Geognosis (n.) Knowledge of the earth.

Geognost (n.) One versed in geognosy; a geologist.

Geognostic (a.) Alt. of Geognostical

Geognostical (a.) Of or pertaining to geognosy, or to a knowledge of the structure of the earth; geological.

Geognosy (n.) That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution.

Geogonic (a.) Alt. of Geogonical

Geogonical (a.) Of or pertaining to geogony, or to the formation of the earth.

Geogony (n.) The branch of science which treats of the formation of the earth.

Geographer (n.) One versed in geography.

Geographic (a.) Alt. of Geographical

Geographical (a.) Of or pertaining to geography.

Geographically (adv.) In a geographical manner or method; according to geography.

Geographies (pl. ) of Geography

Geography (n.) The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited.

Geography (n.) A treatise on this science.

Geolatry (n.) The worship of the earth.

Geologer (n.) Alt. of Geologian

Geologian (n.) A geologist.

Geologic (a.) Alt. of Geological

Geological (a.) Of or pertaining to geology, or the science of the earth.

Geologically (adv.) In a geological manner.

Geologist (n.) One versed in the science of geology.

Geologized (imp. & p. p.) of Geologize

Geologizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geologize

Geologize (v. i.) To study geology or make geological investigations in the field; to discourse as a geologist.

Geologies (pl. ) of Geology

Geology (n.) The science which treats: (a) Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe; structural geology. (b) Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.; historical geology. (c) Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced; dynamical geology. See Chart of The Geological Series.

Geology (n.) A treatise on the science.

Geomalism (n.) The tendency of an organism to respond, during its growth, to the force of gravitation.

Geomancer (n.) One who practices, or is versed in, geomancy.

Geomancy (n.) A kind of divination by means of figures or lines, formed by little dots or points, originally on the earth, and latterly on paper.

Geomantic (a.) Alt. of Geomantical

Geomantical (a.) Pertaining or belonging to geomancy.

Geometer (n.) One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; a mathematician.

Geometer (n.) Any species of geometrid moth; a geometrid.

Geometral (a.) Pertaining to geometry.

Geometric (a.) Alt. of Geometrical

Geometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.

Geometrically (adv.) According to the rules or laws of geometry.

Geometrician (n.) One skilled in geometry; a geometer; a mathematician.

Geometrid (a.) Pertaining or belonging to the Geometridae.

Geometrid (n.) One of numerous genera and species of moths, of the family Geometridae; -- so called because their larvae (called loopers, measuring worms, spanworms, and inchworms) creep in a looping manner, as if measuring. Many of the species are injurious to agriculture, as the cankerworms.

Geometrized (imp. & p. p.) of Geometrize

Geometrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geometrize

Geometrize (v. i.) To investigate or apprehend geometrical quantities or laws; to make geometrical constructions; to proceed in accordance with the principles of geometry.

Geometries (pl. ) of Geometry

Geometry (n.) That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space.

Geometry (n.) A treatise on this science.

Geophagism (n.) The act or habit of eating earth. See Dirt eating, under Dirt.

Geophagist (n.) One who eats earth, as dirt, clay, chalk, etc.

Geophagous (a.) Earth-eating.

Geophila (n. pl.) The division of Mollusca which includes the land snails and slugs.

Geoponic (a.) Alt. of Geoponical

Geoponical (a.) Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture.

Geoponics (n.) The art or science of cultivating the earth; agriculture.

Georama (n.) A hollow globe on the inner surface of which a map of the world is depicted, to be examined by one standing inside.

Geordie (n.) A name given by miners to George Stephenson's safety lamp.

George (n.) A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See Garter.

George (n.) A kind of brown loaf.

George noble () A gold noble of the time of Henry VIII. See Noble, n.

Georgian (a.) Of or pertaining to Georgia, in Asia, or to Georgia, one of the United States.

Georgian (a.) Of or relating to the reigns of the four Georges, kings of Great Britan; as, the Georgian era.

Georgian (n.) A native of, or dweller in, Georgia.

Georgic (a.) A rural poem; a poetical composition on husbandry, containing rules for cultivating lands, etc.; as, the Georgics of Virgil.

Georgic (a.) Alt. of Georgical

Georgical (a.) Relating to agriculture and rural affairs.

Georgium Sidus () The planet Uranus, so named by its discoverer, Sir W. Herschel.

Geoscopy (n.) Knowledge of the earth, ground, or soil, obtained by inspection.

Geoselenic (a.) Pertaining to the earth and moon; belonging to the joint action or mutual relations of the earth and moon; as, geoselenic phenomena.

Geostatic (a.) Relating to the pressure exerted by earth or similar substance.

Geosynclinal (n.) the downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; -- opposed to geanticlinal.

Geothermometer (n.) A thermometer specially constructed for measuring temperetures at a depth below the surface of the ground.

Geotic (a.) Belonging to earth; terrestrial.

Geotropic (a.) Relating to, or showing, geotropism.

Geotropism (n.) A disposition to turn or incline towards the earth; the influence of gravity in determining the direction of growth of an organ.

Gephyrea (n. pl.) An order of marine Annelida, in which the body is imperfectly, or not at all, annulated externally, and is mostly without setae.

Gephyrean (a.) Belonging to the Gephyrea. -- n. One of the Gerphyrea.

Gephyreoid (a. & n.) Gephyrean.

Gepound (n.) See Gipoun.

Gerah (n.) A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel.

Geraniaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of pants (Geraniaceae) which includes the genera Geranium, Pelargonium, and many others.

Geraniine (n.) Alt. of Geranine

Geranine (n.) A valuable astringent obtained from the root of the Geranium maculatum or crane's-bill.

Geranine (n.) A liquid terpene, obtained from the crane's-bill (Geranium maculatum), and having a peculiar mulberry odor.

Geranium (n.) A genus of plants having a beaklike tours or receptacle, around which the seed capsules are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes crane's-bill.

Geranium (n.) A cultivated pelargonium.

Gerant (n.) The manager or acting partner of a company, joint-stock association, etc.

Gerbe (n.) A kind of ornamental firework.

Gerbil (n.) Alt. of Gerbille

Gerbille (n.) One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.

Gerboa (n.) The jerboa.

Gere (n.) Gear.

Gerent (a.) Bearing; carrying.

Gerfalcon (n.) See Gyrfalcon.

Gerful (a.) Changeable; capricious.

Gerland (n.) Alt. of Gerlond

Gerlond (n.) A garland.

Gerlind (n.) A salmon returning from the sea the second time.

Germ (n.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears.

Germ (n.) That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.

Germ (v. i.) To germinate.

Germain (a.) See Germane.

German (a.) Nearly related; closely akin.

Germans (pl. ) of German

German (n.) A native or one of the people of Germany.

German (n.) The German language.

German (n.) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.

German (n.) A social party at which the german is danced.

German (n.) Of or pertaining to Germany.

Germander (n.) A plant of the genus Teucrium (esp. Teucrium Chamaedrys or wall germander), mintlike herbs and low shrubs.

Germane (a.) Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.

Germanic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.

Germanic (n.) Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.

Germanic (n.) Teutonic.

Germanism (n.) An idiom of the German language.

Germanism (n.) A characteristic of the Germans; a characteristic German mode, doctrine, etc.; rationalism.

Germanium (n.) A rare element, recently discovered (1885), in a silver ore (argyrodite) at Freiberg. It is a brittle, silver-white metal, chemically intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, resembles tin, and is in general identical with the predicted ekasilicon. Symbol Ge. Atomic weight 72.3.

Germanization (n.) The act of Germanizing.

Germanized (imp. & p. p.) of Germanize

Germanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Germanize

Germanize (v. t.) To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society.

Germanize (v. i.) To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.

Germarium (n.) An organ in which the ova are developed in certain Turbellaria.

Germens (pl. ) of Germen

Germina (pl. ) of Germen

Germen (n.) See Germ.

Germicidal (a.) Germicide.

Germicide (a.) Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a destructive action upon living germs, particularly bacteria, or bacterial germs, which are considered the cause of many infectious diseases.

Germicide (n.) A germicide agent.

Germinal (a.) Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.

Germinal (n.) The seventh month of the French republican calendar [1792 -- 1806]. It began March 21 and ended April 19. See VendEmiaire.

Germinant (a.) Sprouting; sending forth germs or buds.

Germinated (imp. & p. p.) of Germinate

Germinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Germinate

Germinate (v. i.) To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ.

Germinate (v. t.) To cause to sprout.

Germination (n.) The process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth in a seed or plant; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.

Germinative (a.) Pertaining to germination; having power to bud or develop.

Germiparity (n.) Reproduction by means of germs.

Germless (a.) Without germs.

Germogen (n.) A polynuclear mass of protoplasm, not divided into separate cells, from which certain ova are developed.

Germogen (n.) The primitive cell in certain embryonic forms.

Germ plasm () See Plasmogen, and Idioplasm.

Germule (n.) A small germ.

Gern (v. t.) To grin or yawn.

Gerner (n.) A garner.

Gerocomia (n.) See Gerocomy.

Gerocomical (a.) Pertaining to gerocomy.

Gerocomy (n.) That part of medicine which treats of regimen for old people.

Gerontes (n. pl.) Magistrates in Sparta, who with the ephori and kings, constituted the supreme civil authority.

Gerontocracy (n.) Government by old men.

Geropigia (n.) A mixture composed of unfermented grape juice, brandy, sugar, etc., for adulteration of wines.

-gerous () A suffix signifying bearing, producing; as, calcigerous; dentigerous.

Gerrymandered (imp. & p. p.) of Gerrymander

Gerrymandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gerrymander

Gerrymander (v. t.) To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent.

Gerund (n.) A kind of verbal noun, having only the four oblique cases of the singular number, and governing cases like a participle.

Gerund (n.) A verbal noun ending in -e, preceded by to and usually denoting purpose or end; -- called also the dative infinitive; as, "Ic haebbe mete to etanne" (I have meat to eat.) In Modern English the name has been applied to verbal or participal nouns in -ing denoting a transitive action; e. g., by throwing a stone.

Gerundial (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a gerund; as, a gerundial use.

Gerundive (a.) Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial.

Gerundive (n.) The future passive participle; as, amandus, i. e., to be loved.

Gerundively (adv.) In the manner of a gerund; as, or in place of, a gerund.

Gery (a.) Changeable; fickle.

Gesling (n.) A gosling.

Gesse (v. t. & i.) To guess.

Gest (n.) A guest.

Gest (n.) Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure.

Gest (n.) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.

Gest (n.) A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story.

Gest (n.) Gesture; bearing; deportment.

Gest (n.) A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest.

Gest (n.) A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office.

Gestant (a.) Bearing within; laden; burdened; pregnant.

Gestation (n.) The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments).

Gestation (n.) The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy.

Gestation (n.) Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise.

Gestatory (a.) Pertaining to gestation or pregnancy.

Gestatory (a.) Capable of being carried or worn.

Geste (v. i.) To tell stories or gests.

Gestic (a.) Pertaining to deeds or feats of arms; legendary.

Gestic (a.) Relating to bodily motion; consisting of gestures; -- said especially with reference to dancing.

Gesticulated (imp. & p. p.) of Gesticulate

Gesticulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gesticulate

Gesticulate (v. i.) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.

Gesticulate (v. t.) To represent by gesture; to act.

Gesticulation (n.) The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments.

Gesticulation (n.) A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments.

Gesticulation (n.) Antic tricks or motions.

Gesticulator (n.) One who gesticulates.

Gesticulatory (a.) Representing by, or belonging to, gestures.

Gestour (n.) A reciter of gests or legendary tales; a story-teller.

Gestural (a.) Relating to gesture.

Gesture (n.) Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.

Gesture (n.) A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion.

Gestured (imp. & p. p.) of Gesture

Gesturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gesture

Gesture (v. t.) To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.

Gesture (v. i.) To make gestures; to gesticulate.

Gestureless (a.) Free from gestures.

Gesturement (n.) Act of making gestures; gesturing.

Get (n.) Jet, the mineral.

Get (n.) Fashion; manner; custom.

Get (n.) Artifice; contrivance.

Got (imp.) of Get

Gat () of Get

Got (p. p.) of Get

Gotten () of Get

Getting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Get

Get (v. t.) To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.

Get (v. t.) Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.

Get (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to generate.

Get (v. t.) To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.

Get (v. t.) To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.

Get (v. t.) To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.

Get (v. t.) To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.

Get (v. i.) To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.

Get (v. i.) To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.

Get (n.) Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

Geten () p. p. of Get.

Geth () the original third pers. sing. pres. of Go.

Get-penny (n.) Something which gets or gains money; a successful affair.

Gettable (a.) That may be obtained.

Getter (n.) One who gets, gains, obtains, acquires, begets, or procreates.

Getterup (n.) One who contrives, makes, or arranges for, anything, as a book, a machine, etc.

Getting (n.) The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.

Getting (n.) That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.

Get-up (n.) General composition or structure; manner in which the parts of a thing are combined; make-up; style of dress, etc.

Gewgaw (n.) A showy trifle; a toy; a splendid plaything; a pretty but worthless bauble.

Gewgaw (a.) Showy; unreal; pretentious.

Geyser (n.) A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.

Geyserite (n.) A loose hydrated form of silica, a variety of opal, deposited in concretionary cauliflowerlike masses, around some hot springs and geysers.

He (obj.) The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated.

He (obj.) Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.

He (obj.) Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively.

-head (suffix.) A variant of -hood.

Head (n.) The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.

Head (n.) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.

Head (n.) The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.

Head (n.) The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.

Head (n.) The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.

Head (n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.

Head (n.) The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.

Head (n.) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.

Head (n.) A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.

Head (n.) A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.

Head (n.) Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.

Head (n.) Power; armed force.

Head (n.) A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.

Head (n.) An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.

Head (n.) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.

Head (n.) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.

Head (n.) The antlers of a deer.

Head (n.) A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.

Head (n.) Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.

Head (a.) Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.

Headed (imp. & p. p.) of Head

Heading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Head

Head (v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.

Head (v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.

Head (v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.

Head (v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.

Head (v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.

Head (v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.

Head (v. i.) To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.

Head (v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?

Head (v. i.) To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.

Headache (n.) Pain in the head; cephalalgia.

Headachy (a.) Afflicted with headache.

Headband (n.) A fillet; a band for the head.

Headband (n.) The band at each end of the back of a book.

Headbeard (n.) A board or boarding which marks or forms the head of anything; as, the headboard of a bed; the headboard of a grave.

Headborough (n.) Alt. of Headborrow

Headborrow (n.) The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder.

Headborrow (n.) A petty constable.

Head-cheese (n.) A dish made of portions of the head, or head and feet, of swine, cut up fine, seasoned, and pressed into a cheeselike mass.

Headdress (n.) A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire.

Headdress (n.) A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.

Headed (a.) Furnished with a head (commonly as denoting intellectual faculties); -- used in composition; as, clear-headed, long-headed, thick-headed; a many-headed monster.

Headed (a.) Formed into a head; as, a headed cabbage.

Header (n.) One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading.

Header (n.) One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief; leader.

Header (n.) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in the surface of the wall.

Header (n.) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends of the tailpieces.

Header (n.) A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.

Header (n.) A fall or plunge headforemost, as while riding a bicycle, or in bathing; as, to take a header.

Headfirst (adv.) Alt. of Headforemost

Headforemost (adv.) With the head foremost.

Headfish (n.) The sunfish (Mola).

Head gear (n.) Alt. of Headgear

Headgear (n.) Headdress.

Headgear (n.) Apparatus above ground at the mouth of a mine or deep well.

Head-hunter (n.) A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters.

Headily (adv.) In a heady or rash manner; hastily; rashly; obstinately.

Headiness (n.) The quality of being heady.

Heading (n.) The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.

Heading (n.) That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a paper.

Heading (n.) Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.

Heading (n.) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift.

Heading (n.) The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.

Heading (n.) That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.

Headland (n.) A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water.

Headland (n.) A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.

Headless (a.) Having no head; beheaded; as, a headless body, neck, or carcass.

Headless (a.) Destitute of a chief or leader.

Headless (a.) Destitute of understanding or prudence; foolish; rash; obstinate.

Headlight (n.) A light, with a powerful reflector, placed at the head of a locomotive, or in front of it, to throw light on the track at night, or in going through a dark tunnel.

Headline (n.) The line at the head or top of a page.

Headline (n.) See Headrope.

Headlong (a. & adv.) With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong.

Headlong (a. & adv.) Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.

Headlong (a. & adv.) Hastily; without delay or respite.

Headlong (a.) Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.

Headlong (a.) Steep; precipitous.

Head-lugged (a.) Lugged or dragged by the head.

Headmen (pl. ) of Headman

Headman (n.) A head or leading man, especially of a village community.

Headmold shot () Alt. of Headmould shot

Headmould shot () An old name for the condition of the skull, in which the bones ride, or are shot, over each other at the sutures.

Headmost (a.) Most advanced; most forward; as, the headmost ship in a fleet.

Headnote (n.) A note at the head of a page or chapter; in law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the principles involved and the opinion of the court.

Headpan (n.) The brainpan.

Headpiece (n.) Head.

Headpiece (n.) A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages.

Headpiece (n.) Understanding; mental faculty.

Headpiece (n.) An engraved ornament at the head of a chapter, or of a page.

Headquarters (n. sing.) The quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order.

Headrace (n.) See Race, a water course.

Headroom (n.) See Headway, 2.

Headrope (n.) That part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail.

Headsail (n.) Any sail set forward of the foremast.

Headshake (n.) A significant shake of the head, commonly as a signal of denial.

Headship (n.) Authority or dignity; chief place.

Headsmen (pl. ) of Headsman

Headsman (n.) An executioner who cuts off heads.

Headspring (n.) Fountain; source.

Headstall (n.) That part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head.

Headstock (n.) A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine

Headstock (n.) The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock.

Headstock (n.) The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.

Headstone (n.) The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone.

Headstone (n.) The stone at the head of a grave.

Headstrong (a.) Not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn.

Headstrong (a.) Directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy.

Headstrongness (n.) Obstinacy.

Headtire (n.) A headdress.

Headtire (n.) The manner of dressing the head, as at a particular time and place.

Headway (n.) The progress made by a ship in motion; hence, progress or success of any kind.

Headway (n.) Clear space under an arch, girder, and the like, sufficient to allow of easy passing underneath.

Headwork (n.) Mental labor.

Heady (a.) Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.

Heady (a.) Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.

Heady (a.) Violent; impetuous.

Heal (v. t.) To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.

Healed (imp. & p. p.) of Heal

Healing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heal

Heal (v. t.) To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.

Heal (v. t.) To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.

Heal (v. t.) To restore to original purity or integrity.

Heal (v. t.) To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.

Heal (v. i.) To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.

Heal (v. t.) Health.

Healable (a.) Capable of being healed.

Healall (n.) A common herb of the Mint family (Brunela vulgaris), destitute of active properties, but anciently thought a panacea.

Heald (n.) A heddle.

Healful (a.) Tending or serving to heal; healing.

Healing (a.) Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words.

Healingly (adv.) So as to heal or cure.

Health (n.) The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.

Health (n.) A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast.

Healthful (a.) Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant.

Healthful (a.) Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.

Healthful (a.) Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition.

Healthful (a.) Well-disposed; favorable.

Healthfully (adv.) In health; wholesomely.

Healthfulness (n.) The state of being healthful.

Healthily (adv.) In a healthy manner.

Healthiness (n.) The state of being healthy or healthful; freedom from disease.

Healthless (n.) Without health, whether of body or mind; in firm.

Healthless (n.) Not conducive to health; unwholesome.

Healthlessness (n.) The state of being health/ess.

Healthsome (a.) Wholesome; salubrious.

Healthward (a. & adv.) In the direction of health; as, a healthward tendency.

Healthy (superl.) Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy chid; a healthy plant.

Healthy (superl.) Evincing health; as, a healthy pulse; a healthy complexion.

Healthy (superl.) Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthy exercise; a healthy climate.

Heam (n.) The afterbirth or secundines of a beast.

Heap (n.) A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.

Heap (n.) A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.

Heap (n.) A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.

Heaped (imp. & p. p.) of Heap

Heaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heap

Heap (v. t.) To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.

Heap (v. t.) To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.

Heap (v. t.) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.

Heaper (n.) One who heaps, piles, or amasses.

Heapy (a.) Lying in heaps.

Heard (imp. & p. p.) of Hear

Hearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hear

Hear (v. t.) To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.

Hear (v. t.) To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.

Hear (v. t.) To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.

Hear (v. t.) To give attention to as a teacher or judge.

Hear (v. t.) To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.

Hear (v. i.) To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.

Hear (v. i.) To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.

Hear (v. i.) To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.

Heard () imp. & p. p. of Hear.

Hearer (n.) One who hears; an auditor.

Hearing (n.) The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good.

Hearing (n.) Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing.

Hearing (n.) A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.

Hearing (n.) Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.

Hearkened (imp. & p. p.) of Hearken

Hearkening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hearken

Hearken (v. i.) To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered; to give heed; to hear, in order to obey or comply.

Hearken (v. i.) To inquire; to seek information.

Hearken (v. t.) To hear by listening.

Hearken (v. t.) To give heed to; to hear attentively.

Hearkener (n.) One who hearkens; a listener.

Hearsal (n.) Rehearsal.

Hearsay (n.) Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another.

Hearse (n.) A hind in the year of its age.

Hearse (n.) A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.

Hearse (n.) A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.

Hearse (n.) A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.

Hearse (n.) A carriage specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave.

Hearse (v. t.) To inclose in a hearse; to entomb.

Hearsecloth (n.) A cloth for covering a coffin when on a bier; a pall.

Hearselike (a.) Suitable to a funeral.

Heart (n.) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.

Heart (n.) The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; -- usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart.

Heart (n.) The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc.

Heart (n.) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.

Heart (n.) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.

Heart (n.) That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, -- used as a symbol or representative of the heart.

Heart (n.) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.

Heart (n.) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.

Heart (n.) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.

Heart (v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.

Heart (v. i.) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.

Heartache (n.) Sorrow; anguish of mind; mental pang.

Heartbreak (n.) Crushing sorrow or grief; a yielding to such grief.

Heartbreaking (a.) Causing overpowering sorrow.

Heartbroken (a.) Overcome by crushing sorrow; deeply grieved.

Heartburn (n.) An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of often complaints.

Heartburned (a.) Having heartburn.

Heartburning (a.) Causing discontent.

Heartburning (n.) Same as Heartburn.

Heartburning (n.) Discontent; secret enmity.

Heartdear (a.) Sincerely beloved.

Heartdeep (a.) Rooted in the heart.

Heart-eating (a.) Preying on the heart.

Hearted (a.) Having a heart; having (such) a heart (regarded as the seat of the affections, disposition, or character).

Hearted (a.) Shaped like a heart; cordate.

Hearted (a.) Seated or laid up in the heart.

Heartedness (n.) Earnestness; sincerity; heartiness.

Hearten (v. t.) To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden.

Hearten (v. t.) To restore fertility or strength to, as to land.

Heartener (n.) One who, or that which, heartens, animates, or stirs up.

Heartfelt (a.) Hearty; sincere.

Heartgrief (n.) Heartache; sorrow.

Hearth (n.) The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.

Hearth (n.) The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.

Hearth (n.) The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles.

Hearthstone (n.) Stone forming the hearth; hence, the fireside; home.

Heartily (adv.) From the heart; with all the heart; with sincerity.

Heartily (adv.) With zeal; actively; vigorously; willingly; cordially; as, he heartily assisted the prince.

Heariness (n.) The quality of being hearty; as, the heartiness of a greeting.

Heartless (a.) Without a heart.

Heartless (a.) Destitute of courage; spiritless; despodent.

Heartless (a.) Destitute of feeling or affection; unsympathetic; cruel.

Heartlet (n.) A little heart.

Heartlings (interj.) An exclamation used in addressing a familiar acquaintance.

Heartpea (n.) Same as Heartseed.

Heartquake (n.) Trembling of the heart; trepidation; fear.

Heartrending (a.) Causing intense grief; overpowering with anguish; very distressing.

Heart-robbing (a.) Depriving of thought; ecstatic.

Heart-robbing (a.) Stealing the heart or affections; winning.

Heart's-ease (n.) Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.

Heart's-ease (n.) A species of violet (Viola tricolor); -- called also pansy.

Heartseed (n.) A climbing plant of the genus Cardiospermum, having round seeds which are marked with a spot like a heart.

Heartshaped (a.) Having the shape of a heart; cordate.

Heartsick (a.) Sick at heart; extremely depressed in spirits; very despondent.

Heartsome (a.) Merry; cheerful; lively.

Heart-spoon (n.) A part of the breastbone.

Heartstricken (a.) Shocked; dismayed.

Heartstrike (v. t.) To affect at heart; to shock.

Heartstring (n.) A nerve or tendon, supposed to brace and sustain the heart.

Heartstruck (a.) Driven to the heart; infixed in the mind.

Heartstruck (a.) Shocked with pain, fear, or remorse; dismayed; heartstricken.

Heartswelling (a.) Rankling in, or swelling, the heart.

Heart-whole (a.) Having the heart or affections free; not in love.

Heart-whole (a.) With unbroken courage; undismayed.

Heart-whole (a.) Of a single and sincere heart.

Heartwood (n.) The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as duramen, and distinguished from the softer sapwood or alburnum.

Heart-wounded (a.) Wounded to the heart with love or grief.

Hearty (superl.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.

Hearty (superl.) Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.

Hearty (superl.) Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.

Hearties (pl. ) of Hearty

Hearty (n.) Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.

Heartyhale (a.) Good for the heart.

Heat (n.) A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation, and which, as manifested in fire, the sun's rays, mechanical action, chemical combination, etc., becomes directly known to us through the sense of feeling. In its nature heat is a mode if motion, being in general a form of molecular disturbance or vibration. It was formerly supposed to be a subtile, imponderable fluid, to which was given the name caloric.

Heat (n.) The sensation caused by the force or influence of heat when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to fire, the sun's rays, etc.; the reverse of cold.

Heat (n.) High temperature, as distinguished from low temperature, or cold; as, the heat of summer and the cold of winter; heat of the skin or body in fever, etc.

Heat (n.) Indication of high temperature; appearance, condition, or color of a body, as indicating its temperature; redness; high color; flush; degree of temperature to which something is heated, as indicated by appearance, condition, or otherwise.

Heat (n.) A single complete operation of heating, as at a forge or in a furnace; as, to make a horseshoe in a certain number of heats.

Heat (n.) A violent action unintermitted; a single effort; a single course in a race that consists of two or more courses; as, he won two heats out of three.

Heat (n.) Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party.

Heat (n.) Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation.

Heat (n.) Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency.

Heat (n.) Sexual excitement in animals.

Heat (n.) Fermentation.

Heated (imp. & p. p.) of Heat

Heating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heat

Heat (v. t.) To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.

Heat (v. t.) To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.

Heat (v. t.) To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.

Heat (v. i.) To grow warm or hot by the action of fire or friction, etc., or the communication of heat; as, the iron or the water heats slowly.

Heat (v. i.) To grow warm or hot by fermentation, or the development of heat by chemical action; as, green hay heats in a mow, and manure in the dunghill.

Heat (imp. & p. p.) Heated; as, the iron though heat red-hot.

Heater (n.) One who, or that which, heats.

Heater (n.) Any contrivance or implement, as a furnace, stove, or other heated body or vessel, etc., used to impart heat to something, or to contain something to be heated.

Heath (n.) A low shrub (Erica, / Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.

Heath (n.) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.

Heath (n.) A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.

Heathclad (a.) Clad or crowned with heath.

Heathens (pl. ) of Heathen

Heathen (pl. ) of Heathen

Heathen (n.) An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.

Heathen (n.) An irreligious person.

Heathen (a.) Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author.

Heathen (a.) Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish.

Heathen (a.) Irreligious; scoffing.

Heathendom (n.) That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively.

Heathendom (n.) Heathenism.

Heathenesse (n.) Heathendom.

Heathenish (a.) Of or pertaining to the heathen; resembling or characteristic of heathens.

Heathenish (a.) Rude; uncivilized; savage; cruel.

Heathenish (a.) Irreligious; as, a heathenish way of living.

Heathenishly (adv.) In a heathenish manner.

Heathenishness (n.) The state or quality of being heathenish.

Heathenism (n.) The religious system or rites of a heathen nation; idolatry; paganism.

Heathenism (n.) The manners or morals usually prevalent in a heathen country; ignorance; rudeness; barbarism.

Heathenized (imp. & p. p.) of Heathenize

Heathenizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heathenize

Heathenize (v. t.) To render heathen or heathenish.

Heathenness (n.) State of being heathen or like the heathen.

Heathenry (n.) The state, quality, or character of the heathen.

Heathenry (n.) Heathendom; heathen nations.

Heather (n.) Heath.

Heathery (a.) Heathy; abounding in heather; of the nature of heath.

Heathy (a.) Full of heath; abounding with heath; as, heathy land; heathy hills.

Heating (a.) That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as, heating medicines or applications.

Heatingly (adv.) In a heating manner; so as to make or become hot or heated.

Heatless (a.) Destitute of heat; cold.

Heaved (imp.) of Heave

Hove () of Heave

Heaved (p. p.) of Heave

Hove () of Heave

Hoven () of Heave

Heaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heave

Heave (v. t.) To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.

Heave (v. t.) To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.

Heave (v. t.) To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.

Heave (v. t.) To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.

Heave (v. t.) To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.

Heave (v. i.) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.

Heave (v. i.) To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle.

Heave (v. i.) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.

Heave (v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.

Heave (n.) An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.

Heave (n.) An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.

Heave (n.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.

Heaven (n.) The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; -- often used in the plural in this sense.

Heaven (n.) The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death.

Heaven (n.) The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2.

Heaven (n.) Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight.

Heavened (imp. & p. p.) of Heaven

Heavening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heaven

Heaven (v. t.) To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.

Heavenize (v. t.) To render like heaven or fit for heaven.

Heavenliness (n.) The state or quality of being heavenly.

Heavenly (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting heaven; celestial; not earthly; as, heavenly regions; heavenly music.

Heavenly (a.) Appropriate to heaven in character or happiness; perfect; pure; supremely blessed; as, a heavenly race; the heavenly, throng.

Heavenly (adv.) In a manner resembling that of heaven.

Heavenly (adv.) By the influence or agency of heaven.

Heavenlyminded (a.) Having the thoughts and affections placed on, or suitable for, heaven and heavenly objects; devout; godly; pious.

Heavenward (a & adv.) Toward heaven.

Heave offering () An offering or oblation heaved up or elevated before the altar, as the shoulder of the peace offering. See Wave offering.

Heaver (n.) One who, or that which, heaves or lifts; a laborer employed on docks in handling freight; as, a coal heaver.

Heaver (n.) A bar used as a lever.

Heaves (n.) A disease of horses, characterized by difficult breathing, with heaving of the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar cough; broken wind.

Heavily (adv.) In a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.

Heavily (adv.) As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.

Heaviness (n.) The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.

Heaving (n.) A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing.

Heavisome (a.) Heavy; dull.

Heavy (a.) Having the heaves.

Heavy (superl.) Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.

Heavy (superl.) Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.

Heavy (superl.) Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.

Heavy (superl.) Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.

Heavy (superl.) Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.

Heavy (superl.) Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.

Heavy (superl.) Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.

Heavy (superl.) Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.

Heavy (superl.) Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.

Heavy (superl.) Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.

Heavy (superl.) Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.

Heavy (superl.) With child; pregnant.

Heavy (adv.) Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.

Heavy (v. t.) To make heavy.

Heavy-armed (a.) Wearing heavy or complete armor; carrying heavy arms.

Heavy-haded (a.) Clumsy; awkward.

Heavy-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.

Heavy spar () Native barium sulphate or barite, -- so called because of its high specific gravity as compared with other non-metallic minerals.

Hebdomad (n.) A week; a period of seven days.

Hebdomadal (a.) Alt. of Hebdomadary

Hebdomadary (a.) Consisting of seven days, or occurring at intervals of seven days; weekly.

Hebdomadally (adv.) In periods of seven days; weekly.

Hebdomadary (n.) A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.

Hebdomatical (a.) Weekly; hebdomadal.

Hebe (n.) The goddess of youth, daughter of Jupiter and Juno. She was believed to have the power of restoring youth and beauty to those who had lost them.

Hebe (n.) An African ape; the hamadryas.

Heben (n.) Ebony.

Hebenon (n.) See Henbane.

Hebetated (imp. & p. p.) of Hebetate

Hebetating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hebetate

Hebetate (v. t.) To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties.

Hebetate (a.) Obtuse; dull.

Hebetate (a.) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.

Hebetation (n.) The act of making blunt, dull, or stupid.

Hebetation (n.) The state of being blunted or dulled.

Hebete (a.) Dull; stupid.

Hebetude (n.) Dullness; stupidity.

Hebraic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews, or to the language of the Hebrews.

Hebraically (adv.) After the manner of the Hebrews or of the Hebrew language.

Hebraism (n.) A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew language.

Hebraism (n.) The type of character of the Hebrews.

Hebraist (n.) One versed in the Hebrew language and learning.

Hebraistic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Hebrew language or idiom.

Hebraistically (adv.) In a Hebraistic sense or form.

Hebraize (v. t.) To convert into the Hebrew idiom; to make Hebrew or Hebraistic.

Hebraized (imp. & p. p.) of Hebraize

Hebraizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hebraize

Hebraize (v. i.) To speak Hebrew, or to conform to the Hebrew idiom, or to Hebrew customs.

Hebrew (n.) An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.

Hebrew (n.) The language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages.

Hebrew (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites.

Hebrewess (n.) An Israelitish woman.

Hebrician (n.) A Hebraist.

Hebridean (a.) Alt. of Hebridian

Hebridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the islands called Hebrides, west of Scotland.

Hebridian (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Hebrides.

Hecatomb (n.) A sacrifice of a hundred oxen or cattle at the same time; hence, the sacrifice or slaughter of any large number of victims.

Hecatompedon (n.) A name given to the old Parthenon at Athens, because measuring 100 Greek feet, probably in the width across the stylobate.

Hecdecane (n.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, C16H34, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; -- called also hexadecane.

Heck (n.) The bolt or latch of a door.

Heck (n.) A rack for cattle to feed at.

Heck (n.) A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.

Heck (n.) A latticework contrivance for catching fish.

Heck (n.) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.

Heck (n.) A bend or winding of a stream.

Heckimal (n.) The European blue titmouse (Parus coeruleus).

Heckle (n. & v. t.) Same as Hackle.

Hectare (n.) A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres.

Hectic (a.) Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush.

Hectic (a.) In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.

Hectic (n.) Hectic fever.

Hectic (n.) A hectic flush.

Hectocotylized (a.) Changed into a hectocotylus; having a hectocotylis.

Hectocotyli (pl. ) of Hectocotylus

Hectocotylus (n.) One of the arms of the male of most kinds of cephalopods, which is specially modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the eggs. In a special sense, the greatly modified arm of Argonauta and allied genera, which, after receiving the spermatophores, becomes detached from the male, and attaches itself to the female for reproductive purposes.

Hectogram (n.) A measure of weight, containing a hundred grams, or about 3.527 ounces avoirdupois.

Hectogramme (n.) The same as Hectogram.

Hectograph (n.) A contrivance for multiple copying, by means of a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin.

Hectoliter (n.) Alt. of Hectolitre

Hectolitre (n.) A measure of liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 26/ gallons of wine measure, or 22.0097 imperial gallons. As a dry measure, it contains ten decaliters, or about 2/ Winchester bushels.

Hectometer (n.) Alt. of Hectometre

Hectometre (n.) A measure of length, equal to a hundred meters. It is equivalent to 328.09 feet.

Hector (n.) A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.

Hectored (imp. & p. p.) of Hector

Hectoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hector

Hector (v. t.) To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying.

Hector (v. i.) To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent.

Hectorism (n.) The disposition or the practice of a hector; a bullying.

Hectorly (a.) Resembling a hector; blustering; insolent; taunting.

Hectostere (n.) A measure of solidity, containing one hundred cubic meters, and equivalent to 3531.66 English or 3531.05 United States cubic feet.

Heddles (pl. ) of Heddle

Heddle (n.) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.

Heddle (v. t.) To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.

Heddle-eye (n.) The eye or loop formed in each heddle to receive a warp thread.

Heddling (vb. n.) The act of drawing the warp threads through the heddle-eyes of a weaver's harness; the harness itself.

Hederaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, ivy.

Hederal (a.) Of or pertaining to ivy.

Hederic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the ivy (Hedera); as, hederic acid, an acid of the acetylene series.

Hederiferous (a.) Producing ivy; ivy-bearing.

Hederose (a.) Pertaining to, or of, ivy; full of ivy.

Hedge (n.) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden.

Hedged (imp. & p. p.) of Hedge

Hedging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hedge

Hedge (v. t.) To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden.

Hedge (v. t.) To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.

Hedge (v. t.) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).

Hedge (v. t.) To surround so as to prevent escape.

Hedge (v. i.) To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.

Hedge (v. i.) To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.

Hedge (v. i.) To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.

Hedgeborn (a.) Born under a hedge; of low birth.

Hedgebote (n.) Same as Haybote.

Hedgehog (n.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europaeus), and other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.

Hedgehog (n.) The Canadian porcupine.

Hedgehog (n.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods of which are armed with short spines; -- popularly so called.

Hedgehog (n.) A form of dredging machine.

Hedgeless (a.) Having no hedge.

Hedgepig (n.) A young hedgehog.

Hedger (n.) One who makes or mends hedges; also, one who hedges, as, in betting.

Hedgerow (n.) A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.

Hedging bill () A hedge bill. See under Hedge.

Hedonic (a.) Pertaining to pleasure.

Hedonic (a.) Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect.

Hedonistic (a.) Same as Hedonic, 2.

Heeded (imp. & p. p.) of Heed

Heeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heed

Heed (v. t.) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.

Heed (v. i.) To mind; to consider.

Heed (n.) Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take.

Heed (n.) Careful consideration; obedient regard.

Heed (n.) A look or expression of heading.

Heedful (a.) Full of heed; regarding with care; cautious; circumspect; attentive; vigilant.

Heedless (a.) Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; unobservant.

Heedy (a.) Heedful.

Heel (v. i.) To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

Heel (n.) The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.

Heel (n.) The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe.

Heel (n.) The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.

Heel (n.) Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

Heel (n.) The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests

Heel (n.) The after end of a ship's keel.

Heel (n.) The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.

Heel (n.) In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.

Heel (n.) The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.

Heel (n.) The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.

Heel (n.) Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.

Heel (n.) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.

Heel (n.) A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen.

Heeled (imp. & p. p.) of Heel

Heeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heel

Heel (v. t.) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

Heel (v. t.) To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.

Heel (v. t.) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

Heelball (n.) A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.

Heeler (n.) A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs.

Heeler (n.) A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political patron.

Heelless (a.) Without a heel.

Heelpiece (n.) A piece of armor to protect the heels.

Heelpiece (n.) A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.

Heelpiece (n.) The end.

Heelpost (n.) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft.

Heelpost (n.) The post to which a gate or door is hinged.

Heelpost (n.) The quoin post of a lock gate.

Heelspur (n.) A slender bony or cartilaginous process developed from the heel bone of bats. It helps to support the wing membranes. See Illust. of Cheiropter.

Heeltap (n.) One of the segments of leather in the heel of a shoe.

Heeltap (n.) A small portion of liquor left in a glass after drinking.

Heeltapped (imp. & p. p.) of Heeltap

Heeltapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heeltap

Heeltap (v. t.) To add a piece of leather to the heel of (a shoe, boot, etc.)

Heeltool (n.) A tool used by turners in metal, having a bend forming a heel near the cutting end.

Heep (n.) The hip of the dog-rose.

Heer (n.) A yarn measure of six hundred yards or / of a spindle. See Spindle.

Heer (n.) Hair.

Heft (n.) Same as Haft, n.

Heft (n.) The act or effort of heaving/ violent strain or exertion.

Heft (n.) Weight; ponderousness.

Heft (n.) The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the crop was spoiled.

Hefted (imp. & p. p.) of Heft

Heft () of Heft

Hefting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heft

Heft (v. t.) To heave up; to raise aloft.

Heft (v. t.) To prove or try the weight of by raising.

Hefty (a.) Moderately heavy.

Hegelian (a.) Pertaining to Hegelianism.

Hegelian (n.) A follower of Hegel.

Hegelianism (n.) Alt. of Hegelism

Hegelism (n.) The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).

Hegemonic (a.) Alt. of Hegemonical

Hegemonical (a.) Leading; controlling; ruling; predominant.

Hegemony (n.) Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.

Hegge (n.) A hedge.

Hegira (n.) The flight of Mohammed from Mecca, September 13, A. D. 622 (subsequently established as the first year of the Moslem era); hence, any flight or exodus regarded as like that of Mohammed.

Heifer (n.) A young cow.

Heigh-ho (interj.) An exclamation of surprise, joy, dejection, uneasiness, weariness, etc.

Height (n.) The condition of being high; elevated position.

Height (n.) The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of animal, especially of a man; stature.

Height (n.) Degree of latitude either north or south.

Height (n.) That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.

Height (n.) Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence.

Height (n.) Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.

Height (n.) Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.

Heightened (imp. & p. p.) of Heighten

Heightening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heighten

Heighten (v. t.) To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.

Heighten (v. t.) To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.

Heightener (n.) One who, or that which, heightens.

Heinous (a.) Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.

Heir (n.) One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.

Heir (n.) One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.

Heir (v. t.) To inherit; to succeed to.

Heirdom (n.) The state of an heir; succession by inheritance.

Heiress (n.) A female heir.

Heirless (a.) Destitute of an heir.

Heirloom (n.) Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.

Heirship (n.) The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting.

Hejira (n.) See Hegira.

Hektare (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektogram (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektoliter (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektometer (n.) Same as Hectare, Hectogram, Hectoliter, and Hectometer.

Hektograph (n.) See Hectograph.

Helamys (n.) See Jumping hare, under Hare.

Helcoplasty (n.) The act or process of repairing lesions made by ulcers, especially by a plastic operation.

Held () imp. & p. p. of Hold.

Hele (n.) Health; welfare.

Hele (v. t.) To hide; to cover; to roof.

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

Helenin (n.) A neutral organic substance found in the root of the elecampane (Inula helenium), and extracted as a white crystalline or oily material, with a slightly bitter taste.

Heliac (a.) Heliacal.

Heliacal (a.) Emerging from the light of the sun, or passing into it; rising or setting at the same, or nearly the same, time as the sun.

Heliacally (adv.) In a heliacal manner.

Helianthin (n.) An artificial, orange dyestuff, analogous to tropaolin, and like it used as an indicator in alkalimetry; -- called also methyl orange.

Helianthoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Helianthoidea.

Helianthoidea (n. pl.) An order of Anthozoa; the Actinaria.

Helical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or in the form of, a helix; spiral; as, a helical staircase; a helical spring.

Helichrysum (n.) A genus of composite plants, with shining, commonly white or yellow, or sometimes reddish, radiated involucres, which are often called "everlasting flowers."

Heliciform (a.) Having the form of a helix; spiral.

Helicin (n.) A glucoside obtained as a white crystalline substance by partial oxidation of salicin, from a willow (Salix Helix of Linnaeus.)

Helicine (a.) Curled; spiral; helicoid; -- applied esp. to certain arteries of the penis.

Helicograph (n.) An instrument for drawing spiral lines on a plane.

Helicoid (a.) Spiral; curved, like the spire of a univalve shell.

Helicoid (a.) Shaped like a snail shell; pertaining to the Helicidae, or Snail family.

Helicoid (n.) A warped surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner that every point of the line shall have a uniform motion in the direction of another fixed straight line, and at the same time a uniform angular motion about it.

Helicoidal (a.) Same as Helicoid.

Helicon (n.) A mountain in Boeotia, in Greece, supposed by the Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses.

Heliconia (n.) One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white.

Heliconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Helicon.

Heliconian (a.) Like or pertaining to the butterflies of the genus Heliconius.

Helicotrema (n.) The opening by which the two scalae communicate at the top of the cochlea of the ear.

Helio- () A combining form from Gr. "h`lios the sun.

Heliocentric (a.) Alt. of Heliocentrical

Heliocentrical (a.) pertaining to the sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to geocentrical.

Heliochrome (n.) A photograph in colors.

Heliochromic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, heliochromy.

Heliochromy (n.) The art of producing photographs in color.

Heliograph (n.) A picture taken by heliography; a photograph.

Heliograph (n.) An instrument for taking photographs of the sun.

Heliograph (n.) An apparatus for telegraphing by means of the sun's rays. See Heliotrope, 3.

Heliographic (a.) Of or pertaining to heliography or a heliograph; made by heliography.

Heliography (n.) Photography.

Heliogravure (n.) The process of photographic engraving.

Heliolater (n.) A worshiper of the sun.

Heliolatry (n.) Sun worship. See Sabianism.

Heliolite (n.) A fossil coral of the genus Heliolites, having twelve-rayed cells. It is found in the Silurian rocks.

Heliometer (n.) An instrument devised originally for measuring the diameter of the sun; now employed for delicate measurements of the distance and relative direction of two stars too far apart to be easily measured in the field of view of an ordinary telescope.

Heliometric (a.) Alt. of Heliometrical

Heliometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the heliometer, or to heliometry.

Heliometry (n.) The apart or practice of measuring the diameters of heavenly bodies, their relative distances, etc. See Heliometer.

Heliopora (n.) An East Indian stony coral now known to belong to the Alcyonaria; -- called also blue coral.

Helioscope (n.) A telescope or instrument for viewing the sun without injury to the eyes, as through colored glasses, or with mirrors which reflect but a small portion of light.

Heliostat (n.) An instrument consisting of a mirror moved by clockwork, by which a sunbeam is made apparently stationary, by being steadily directed to one spot during the whole of its diurnal period; also, a geodetic heliotrope.

Heliotrope (n.) An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line.

Heliotrope (n.) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; -- called also turnsole and girasole. H. Peruvianum is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers.

Heliotrope (n.) An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror.

Heliotrope (n.) See Bloodstone (a).

Heliotroper (n.) The person at a geodetic station who has charge of the heliotrope.

Heliotropic (a.) Manifesting heliotropism; turning toward the sun.

Heliotropism (n.) The phenomenon of turning toward the light, seen in many leaves and flowers.

Heliotype (n.) A picture obtained by the process of heliotypy.

Heliotypic (a.) Relating to, or obtained by, heliotypy.

Heliotypy (n.) A method of transferring pictures from photographic negatives to hardened gelatin plates from which impressions are produced on paper as by lithography.

Heliozoa (n. pl.) An order of fresh-water rhizopods having a more or less globular form, with slender radiating pseudopodia; the sun animalcule.

Helispheric (a.) Alt. of Helispherical

Helispherical (a.) Spiral.

Helium (n.) A gaseous element found in the atmospheres of the sun and earth and in some rare minerals.

Helices (pl. ) of Helix

Helixes (pl. ) of Helix

Helix (n.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of which are in the plane.

Helix (n.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital.

Helix (n.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear.

Helix (n.) A genus of land snails, including a large number of species.

Hell (v. t.) The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.

Hell (v. t.) The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.

Hell (v. t.) A place where outcast persons or things are gathered

Hell (v. t.) A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.

Hell (v. t.) A gambling house.

Hell (v. t.) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.

Hell (v. t.) To overwhelm.

Hellanodic (n.) A judge or umpire in games or combats.

Hellbender (n.) A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.

Hellborn (a.) Born in or of hell.

Hellbred (a.) Produced in hell.

Hellbrewed (a.) Prepared in hell.

Hellbroth (n.) A composition for infernal purposes; a magical preparation.

Hell-cat (n.) A witch; a hag.

Hell-diver (n.) The dabchick.

Helldoomed (a.) Doomed to hell.

Hellebore (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Helleborus) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. H. niger is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. H. officinalis was the officinal hellebore of the ancients.

Hellebore (n.) Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus Veratrum, especially V. album and V. viride, both called white hellebore.

Helleborein (n.) A poisonous glucoside accompanying helleborin in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a bittersweet taste. It has a strong action on the heart, resembling digitalin.

Helleborin (n.) A poisonous glucoside found in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a sharp tingling taste. It possesses the essential virtues of the plant; -- called also elleborin.

Helleborism (n.) The practice or theory of using hellebore as a medicine.

Hellene (n.) A native of either ancient or modern Greece; a Greek.

Hellenian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or Greeks.

Hellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian.

Hellenic (n.) The dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of Alexander.

Hellenism (n.) A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism.

Hellenism (n.) The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.

Hellenist (n.) One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).

Hellenist (n.) One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.

Hellenistic (a.) Alt. of Hellenistical

Hellenistical (a.) Pertaining to the Hellenists.

Hellenistically (adv.) According to the Hellenistic manner or dialect.

Hellenize (v. i.) To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize.

Hellenize (v. t.) To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.

Hellenotype (n.) See Ivorytype.

Hellespont (n.) A narrow strait between Europe and Asia, now called the Daradanelles. It connects the Aegean Sea and the sea of Marmora.

Hellespontine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellespont.

Hellgamite (n.) Alt. of Hellgramite

Hellgramite (n.) The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect (Corydalus cornutus), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera.

Hellhag (n.) A hag of or fit for hell.

Hell-haunted (a.) Haunted by devils; hellish.

Hellhound (n.) A dog of hell; an agent of hell.

Hellier (v. t.) One who heles or covers; hence, a tiler, slater, or thatcher.

Hellish (a.) Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.

Hellkite (n.) A kite of infernal breed.

Hello (interj. & n.) See Halloo.

Hellward (adv.) Toward hell.

Helly (a.) Hellish.

Helm (n.) See Haulm, straw.

Helm (n.) The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone.

Helm (n.) The place or office of direction or administration.

Helm (n.) One at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director.

Helm (n.) A helve.

Helmed (imp. & p. p.) of Helm

Helming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Helm

Helm (v. t.) To steer; to guide; to direct.

Helm (n.) A helmet.

Helm (n.) A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.

Helm (v. t.) To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet.

Helmage (n.) Guidance; direction.

Helmed (a.) Covered with a helmet.

Helmet (n.) A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver.

Helmet (n.) The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form.

Helmet (n.) A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun.

Helmet (n.) That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.

Helmet (n.) The upper part of a retort.

Helmet (n.) The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.

Helmet (n.) A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.

Helmeted (a.) Wearing a helmet; furnished with or having a helmet or helmet-shaped part; galeate.

Helmet-shaped (a.) Shaped like a helmet; galeate. See Illust. of Galeate.

Helminth (n.) An intestinal worm, or wormlike intestinal parasite; one of the Helminthes.

Helminthagogue (n.) A vermifuge.

Helminthes (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.

Helminthiasis (n.) A disease in which worms are present in some part of the body.

Helminthic (a.) Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms.

Helminthic (n.) A vermifuge; an anthelmintic.

Helminthite (n.) One of the sinuous tracks on the surfaces of many stones, and popularly considered as worm trails.

Helminthoid (a.) Wormlike; vermiform.

Helminthologic (a.) Alt. of Helminthological

Helminthological (a.) Of or pertaining to helminthology.

Helminthologist (n.) One versed in helminthology.

Helminthology (n.) The natural history, or study, of worms, esp. parasitic worms.

Helmless (a.) Destitute of a helmet.

Helmless (a.) Without a helm or rudder.

Helmsmen (pl. ) of Helmsman

Helmsman (n.) The man at the helm; a steersman.

Helmwind (n.) A wind attending or presaged by the cloud called helm.

Helot (n.) A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf.

Helotism (n.) The condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.

Helotry (n.) The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen.

Helped (imp. & p. p.) of Help

Holp (imp.) of Help

Holpen (p. p.) of Help

Helping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Help

Help (v. t.) To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, "Help me scale yon balcony."

Help (v. t.) To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.

Help (v. t.) To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.

Help (v. t.) To change for the better; to remedy.

Help (v. t.) To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?

Help (v. t.) To forbear; to avoid.

Help (v. t.) To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.

Help (v. i.) To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.

Help (v. t.) Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.

Help (v. t.) Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.

Help (v. t.) A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.

Help (v. t.) Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.

Helper (n.) One who, or that which, helps, aids, assists, or relieves; as, a lay helper in a parish.

Helpful (a.) Furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary.

Helpless (a.) Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.

Helpless (a.) Beyond help; irremediable.

Helpless (a.) Bringing no help; unaiding.

Helpless (a.) Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of.

Helpmate (n.) A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.

Helpmeet (n.) A wife; a helpmate.

Helter-skelter (adv.) In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose; irregularly.

Helve (n.) The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze.

Helve (n.) The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer.

Helve (n.) A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.

Helved (imp. & p. p.) of Helve

Helving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Helve

Helve (v. t.) To furnish with a helve, as an ax.

Helvetian (a.) Same as Helvetic.

Helvetian (n.) A Swiss; a Switzer.

Helvetic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Helvetii, the ancient inhabitant of the Alps, now Switzerland, or to the modern states and inhabitant of the Alpine regions; as, the Helvetic confederacy; Helvetic states.

Helvine (n.) Alt. of Helvite

Helvite (n.) A mineral of a yellowish color, consisting chiefly of silica, glucina, manganese, and iron, with a little sulphur.

Hem (pron.) Them

Hem (interj.) An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm.

Hem (n.) An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.

Hem (v. i.) To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking.

Hem (n.) The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling.

Hem (n.) Border; edge; margin.

Hem (n.) A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.

Hemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Hem

Hemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hem

Hem (v. t.) To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.

Hem (v. t.) To border; to edge

Hema- () Same as Haema-.

Hemachate (n.) A species of agate, sprinkled with spots of red jasper.

Hemachrome (n.) Same as Haemachrome.

Hemacite (n.) A composition made from blood, mixed with mineral or vegetable substances, used for making buttons, door knobs, etc.

Hemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometer

Hemadromometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the velocity with which the blood moves in the arteries.

Hemadrometry (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometry

Hemadromometry (n.) The act of measuring the velocity with which the blood circulates in the arteries; haemotachometry.

Hemadynamics (n.) The principles of dynamics in their application to the blood; that part of science which treats of the motion of the blood.

Hemadynamometer (n.) An instrument by which the pressure of the blood in the arteries, or veins, is measured by the height to which it will raise a column of mercury; -- called also a haemomanometer.

Hemal (a.) Relating to the blood or blood vessels; pertaining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the heart and great blood vessels; -- opposed to neural.

Hemaphaein (n.) Same as Haemaphaein.

Hemapophyses (pl. ) of Hemapophysis

Hemapophysis (n.) The second element in each half of a hemal arch, corresponding to the sternal part of a rib.

Hemastatic (a. & n.) Alt. of Hemastatical

Hemastatical (a. & n.) Same as Hemostatic.

Hemastatics (n.) Laws relating to the equilibrium of the blood in the blood vessels.

Hematachometer (n.) Same as Haematachometer.

Hematein (n.) A reddish brown or violet crystalline substance, C16H12O6, got from hematoxylin by partial oxidation, and regarded as analogous to the phthaleins.

Hematemesis (n.) A vomiting of blood.

Hematherm (n.) A warm-blooded animal.

Hemathermal (a.) Warm-blooded; hematothermal.

Hematic (a.) Same as Haematic.

Hematic (n.) A medicine designed to improve the condition of the blood.

Hematin (n.) Hematoxylin.

Hematin (n.) A bluish black, amorphous substance containing iron and obtained from blood. It exists the red blood corpuscles united with globulin, and the form of hemoglobin or oxyhemoglobin gives to the blood its red color.

Hematinometer (n.) A form of hemoglobinometer.

Hematinometric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the amount of hematin or hemoglobin contained in blood, or other fluids.

Hematinon (n.) A red consisting of silica, borax, and soda, fused with oxide of copper and iron, and used in enamels, mosaics, etc.

Hematite (n.) An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; -- the last called red ocher. Called also specular iron, oligist iron, rhombohedral iron ore, and bloodstone. See Brown hematite, under Brown.

Hematitic (a.) Of or pertaining to hematite, or resembling it.

Hemato () See Haema-.

Hematocele (n.) A tumor filled with blood.

Hematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates, that is, all but the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to Hematotherma.

Hematocrystallin (n.) See Hemoglobin.

Hematoid (a.) Resembling blood.

Hematoidin (n.) A crystalline or amorphous pigment, free from iron, formed from hematin in old blood stains, and in old hemorrhages in the body. It resembles bilirubin. When present in the corpora lutea it is called haemolutein.

Hematology (n.) The science which treats of the blood.

Hematoma (n.) A circumscribed swelling produced by an effusion of blood beneath the skin.

Hematophilia (n.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds.

Hematosin (n.) The hematin of blood.

Hematosis (n.) Sanguification; the conversion of chyle into blood.

Hematosis (n.) The arterialization of the blood in the lungs; the formation of blood in general; haematogenesis.

Hematotherma (n. pl.) The warm-blooded vertebrates, comprising the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to hematocrya.

Hematothermal (a.) Warm-blooded.

Hematoxylin (n.) Haematoxylin.

Hematuria (n.) Passage of urine mingled with blood.

Hemautography (n.) The obtaining of a curve similar to a pulse curve or sphygmogram by allowing the blood from a divided artery to strike against a piece of paper.

Hemelytra (pl. ) of Hemelytrum

Hemelytron (n.) Alt. of Hemelytrum

Hemelytrum (n.) One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera, the earwigs, etc.

Hemeralopia (n.) A disease of the eyes, in consequence of which a person can see clearly or without pain only by daylight or a strong artificial light; day sight.

Hemerobian (n.) A neuropterous insect of the genus Hemerobius, and allied genera.

Hemerobid (a.) Of relating to the hemerobians.

Hemerocallis (n.) A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily.

Hemi- () A prefix signifying half.

Hemialbumin (n.) Same as Hemialbumose.

Hemialbumose (n.) An albuminous substance formed in gastric digestion, and by the action of boiling dilute acids on albumin. It is readily convertible into hemipeptone. Called also hemialbumin.

Hemianaesthesia (n.) Anaesthesia upon one side of the body.

Hemibranchi (n. pl.) An order of fishes having an incomplete or reduced branchial apparatus. It includes the sticklebacks, the flutemouths, and Fistularia.

Hemicardia (n.) A lateral half of the heart, either the right or left.

Hemicarp (n.) One portion of a fruit that spontaneously divides into halves.

Hemicerebrum (n.) A lateral half of the cerebrum.

Hemicollin (n.) See Semiglutin.

Hemicrania (n.) A pain that affects only one side of the head.

Hemicrany (n.) Hemicranis.

Hemicycle (n.) A half circle; a semicircle.

Hemicycle (n.) A semicircular place, as a semicircular arena, or room, or part of a room.

Hemidactyl (n.) Any species of Old World geckoes of the genus Hemidactylus. The hemidactyls have dilated toes, with two rows of plates beneath.

Hemi-demi-semiquaver (n.) A short note, equal to one fourth of a semiquaver, or the sixty-fourth part of a whole note.

Hemiditone (n.) The lesser third.

Hemigamous (a.) Having one of the two florets in the same spikelet neuter, and the other unisexual, whether male or female; -- said of grasses.

Hemiglyph (n.) The half channel or groove in the edge of the triglyph in the Doric order.

Hemihedral (a.) Having half of the similar parts of a crystals, instead of all; consisting of half the planes which full symmetry would require, as when a cube has planes only on half of its eight solid angles, or one plane out of a pair on each of its edges; or as in the case of a tetrahedron, which is hemihedral to an octahedron, it being contained under four of the planes of an octahedron.

Hemihedrism (n.) The property of crystallizing hemihedrally.

Hemihedron (n.) A solid hemihedrally derived. The tetrahedron is a hemihedron.

Hemiholohedral (a.) Presenting hemihedral forms, in which half the sectants have the full number of planes.

Hemimellitic (a.) Having half as many (three) carboxyl radicals as mellitic acid; -- said of an organic acid.

Hemimetabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.

Hemimetabolic (a.) Having an incomplete metamorphosis, the larvae differing from the adults chiefly in laking wings, as in the grasshoppers and cockroaches.

Hemimorphic (a.) Having the two ends modified with unlike planes; -- said of a crystal.

Hemin (n.) A substance, in the form of reddish brown, microscopic, prismatic crystals, formed from dried blood by the action of strong acetic acid and common salt; -- called also Teichmann's crystals. Chemically, it is a hydrochloride of hematin.

Heminae (pl. ) of Hemina

Hemina (n.) A measure of half a sextary.

Hemina (n.) A measure equal to about ten fluid ounces.

Hemionus (n.) A wild ass found in Thibet; the kiang.

Hemiopia (n.) Alt. of Hemiopsia

Hemiopsia (n.) A defect of vision in consequence of which a person sees but half of an object looked at.

Hemiorthotype (a.) Same as Monoclinic.

Hemipeptone (n.) A product of the gastric and pancreatic digestion of albuminous matter.

Hemiplegia (n.) A palsy that affects one side only of the body.

Hemiplegy (n.) Hemiplegia.

Hemipode (n.) Any bird of the genus Turnix. Various species inhabit Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Hemiprotein (n.) An insoluble, proteid substance, described by Schutzenberger, formed when albumin is heated for some time with dilute sulphuric acid. It is apparently identical with antialbumid and dyspeptone.

Hemipter (n.) One of the Hemiptera.

Hemiptera (n. pl.) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.

Hemipteral (a.) Alt. of Hemipterous

Hemipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hemiptera.

Hemipteran (n.) One of the Hemiptera; an hemipter.

Hemisected (imp. & p. p.) of Hemisect

Hemisecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hemisect

Hemisect (v. t.) To divide along the mesial plane.

Hemisection (n.) A division along the mesial plane; also, one of the parts so divided.

Hemisphere (n.) A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.

Hemisphere (n.) Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.

Hemisphere (n.) The people who inhabit a hemisphere.

Hemispheric (a.) Alt. of Hemispherical

Hemispherical (a.) Containing, or pertaining to, a hemisphere; as, a hemispheric figure or form; a hemispherical body.

Hemispheroid (n.) A half of a spheroid.

Hemispheroidal (a.) Resembling, or approximating to, a hemisphere in form.

Hemispherule (n.) A half spherule.

Hemistich (n.) Half a poetic verse or line, or a verse or line not completed.

Hemistichal (a.) Pertaining to, or written in, hemistichs; also, by, or according to, hemistichs; as, a hemistichal division of a verse.

Hemisystole (n.) Contraction of only one ventricle of the heart.

Hemitone (n.) See Semitone.

Hemitropal (a.) Alt. of Hemitropous

Hemitropous (a.) Turned half round; half inverted.

Hemitropous (a.) Having the raphe terminating about half way between the chalaza and the orifice; amphitropous; -- said of an ovule.

Hemitrope (a.) Half turned round; half inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure.

Hemitrope (n.) That which is hemitropal in construction; (Crystallog.) a twin crystal having a hemitropal structure.

Hemitropy (n.) Twin composition in crystals.

Hemlock (n.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.

Hemlock (n.) An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies, / Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.

Hemlock (n.) The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.

Hemmel (n.) A shed or hovel for cattle.

Hemmer (n.) One who, or that which, hems with a needle.

Hemmer (n.) An attachment to a sewing machine, for turning under the edge of a piece of fabric, preparatory to stitching it down.

Hemmer (n.) A tool for turning over the edge of sheet metal to make a hem.

Hemo- () Same as Haema-, Haemo-.

Hemoglobin (n.) The normal coloring matter of the red blood corpuscles of vertebrate animals. It is composed of hematin and globulin, and is also called haematoglobulin. In arterial blood, it is always combined with oxygen, and is then called oxyhemoglobin. It crystallizes under different forms from different animals, and when crystallized, is called haematocrystallin. See Blood crystal, under Blood.

Hemoglobinometer (n.) Same as Haemochromometer.

Hemophilia (n.) See Hematophilia.

Hemoptysis (n.) The expectoration of blood, due usually to hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the lungs.

Hemorrhage (n.) Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels.

Hemorrhagic (a.) Pertaining or tending to a flux of blood; consisting in, or accompanied by, hemorrhage.

Hemorrhoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rectum; rectal; as, the hemorrhoidal arteries, veins, and nerves.

Hemorrhoids (n. pl.) Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged; piles; emerods.

Hemostatic (a.) Of or relating to stagnation of the blood.

Hemostatic (a.) Serving to arrest hemorrhage; styptic.

Hemostatic (n.) A medicine or application to arrest hemorrhage.

Hemoothorax (n.) An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura.

Hemp (n.) A plant of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber.

Hemp (n.) The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp.

Hempen (a.) Made of hemp; as, a hempen cord.

Hempen (a.) Like hemp.

Hempy (a.) Like hemp.

Hemself (pron.) Alt. of Hemselven

Hemselven (pron.) Themselves; -- used reflexively.

Hemstitched (imp. & p. p.) of Hemstitch

Hemstitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hemstitch

Hemstitch (v. t.) To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief.

Hemstitched (a.) Having a broad hem separated from the body of the article by a line of open work; as, a hemistitched handkerchief.

Hemuse (n.) The roebuck in its third year.

Hen (n.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.

Henbane (n.) A plant of the genus Hyoscyamus (H. niger). All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also, stinking nightshade, from the fetid odor of the plant. See Hyoscyamus.

Henbit (n.) A weed of the genus Lamium (L. amplexicaule) with deeply crenate leaves.

Hence (adv.) From this place; away.

Hence (adv.) From this time; in the future; as, a week hence.

Hence (adv.) From this reason; as an inference or deduction.

Hence (adv.) From this source or origin.

Hence (v. t.) To send away.

Henceforth (adv.) From this time forward; henceforward.

Henceforward (adv.) From this time forward; henceforth.

Henchboy (n.) A page; a servant.

-men (pl. ) of Henchman

Henchman (n.) An attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a political cant term.

Hencoop (n.) A coop or cage for hens.

Hende (a.) Skillful; dexterous; clever.

Hende (a.) Friendly; civil; gentle; kind.

Hendecagon (n.) A plane figure of eleven sides and eleven angles.

Hendecane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C11H24, of the paraffin series; -- so called because it has eleven atoms of carbon in each molecule. Called also endecane, undecane.

Hendecasyllabic (a.) Pertaining to a line of eleven syllables.

Hendecasyllable (n.) A metrical line of eleven syllables.

Hendecatoic (a.) Undecylic; pertaining to, or derived from, hendecane; as, hendecatoic acid.

Hendiadys (n.) A figure in which the idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups and gold, for golden cups.

Hendy (a.) See Hende.

Henen (adv.) Hence.

Henfish (n.) A marine fish; the sea bream.

Henfish (n.) A young bib. See Bib, n., 2.

Heng (imp.) Hung.

Hen-hearted (a.) Cowardly; timid; chicken-hearted.

Henhouses (pl. ) of Henhouse

Henhouse (n.) A house or shelter for fowls.

Henhussy (n.) A cotquean; a man who intermeddles with women's concerns.

Heniquen (n.) See Jeniquen.

Henna (n.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (L. alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the hails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.

Henna (n.) The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.

Hennery (n.) An inclosed place for keeping hens.

Hennes (adv.) Hence.

Hennotannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a brown resinous substance resembling tannin, and extracted from the henna plant; as, hennotannic acid.

Henoge ny (n.) Alt. of Henogenesis

Henogenesis (n.) Same as Ontogeny.

Henotheism (n.) Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest.

Henotic (a.) Harmonizing; irenic.

Henpecked (imp. & p. p.) of Henpeck

Henpecking (p. pr. & vb.) of Henpeck

Henpeck (v. t.) To subject to petty authority; -- said of a wife who thus treats her husband. Commonly used in the past participle (often adjectively).

Henroost (n.) A place where hens roost.

Henrys (pl. ) of Henry

Henry (n.) The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere a second.

Hen's-foot (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Caucalis daucoides).

Hente (imp.) of Hent

Hent (p. p.) of Hent

Hent (v. t.) To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get.

Henware (n.) A coarse, blackish seaweed. See Badderlocks.

Henxman (n.) Henchman.

Hep (n.) See Hip, the fruit of the dog-rose.

Hepar (n.) Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also hepar sulphuris (/).

Hepar (n.) Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (/).

Hepatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic diseases.

Hepatic (a.) Resembling the liver in color or in form; as, hepatic cinnabar.

Hepatic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the plants called Hepaticae, or scale mosses and liverworts.

Hepaticae (pl. ) of Hepatica

Hepatica (n.) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup.

Hepatica (n.) Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the cryptogamous class Hepaticae; -- called also scale moss and liverwort. See Hepaticae, in the Supplement.

Hepatical (a.) Hepatic.

Hepatite (n.) A variety of barite emitting a fetid odor when rubbed or heated.

Hepatitis (n.) Inflammation of the liver.

Hepatization (n.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas.

Hepatization (n.) Conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air.

Hepatized (imp. & p. p.) of Hepatize

Hepatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hepatize

Hepatize (v. t.) To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.

Hepatize (v. t.) To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.

Hepatocele (n.) Hernia of the liver.

Hepatocystic (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver and gall bladder; as, the hepatocystic ducts.

Hepatogastric (a.) See Gastrohepatic.

Hepatogenic (a.) Alt. of Hepatogenous

Hepatogenous (a.) Arising from the liver; due to a condition of the liver; as, hepatogenic jaundice.

Hepatology (n.) The science which treats of the liver; a treatise on the liver.

Hepato-pancreas (n.) A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc., usually called the liver, but different from the liver of vertebrates.

Hepatorenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver and kidneys; as, the hepatorenal ligament.

Hepatoscopy (n.) Divination by inspecting the liver of animals.

Heppen (a.) Neat; fit; comfortable.

Hepper (n.) A young salmon; a parr.

Hepta () A combining form from Gr. "epta`, seven.

Heptachord (n.) A system of seven sounds.

Heptachord (n.) A lyre with seven chords.

Heptachord (n.) A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.

Heptad (n.) An atom which has a valence of seven, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, seven monad atoms or radicals; as, iodine is a heptad in iodic acid. Also used as an adjective.

Heptade (n.) The sum or number of seven.

Heptaglot (n.) A book in seven languages.

Heptagon (n.) A plane figure consisting of seven sides and having seven angles.

Heptagonal (a.) Having seven angles or sides.

Heptagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having seven pistils.

Heptagynian (a.) Alt. of Heptagynous

Heptagynous (a.) Having seven pistils.

Heptahedron (n.) A solid figure with seven sides.

Heptamerous (a.) Consisting of seven parts, or having the parts in sets of sevens.

Heptandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having seven stamens.

Heptandrian (a.) Alt. of Heptandrous

Heptandrous (a.) Having seven stamens.

Heptane (n.) Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, C7H16, of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); -- so called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms. Specifically, a colorless liquid, found as a constituent of petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.

Heptangular (a.) Having seven angles.

Heptaphyllous (a.) Having seven leaves.

Heptarch (n.) Same as Heptarchist.

Heptarchic (a.) Of or pertaining to a heptarchy; constituting or consisting of a heptarchy.

Heptarchist (n.) A ruler of one division of a heptarchy.

Heptarchy (n.) A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.

Heptaspermous (a.) Having seven seeds.

Heptastich (n.) A composition consisting of seven lines or verses.

Heptateuch (n.) The first seven books of the Testament.

Heptavalent (a.) Having seven units of attractive force or affinity; -- said of heptad elements or radicals.

Heptene (n.) Same as Heptylene.

Heptine (n.) Any one of a series of unsaturated metameric hydrocarbons, C7H12, of the acetylene series.

Heptoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptane; as, heptoic acid.

Heptone (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C7H10, of the valylene series.

Hep tree () The wild dog-rose.

Heptyl (n.) A compound radical, C7H15, regarded as the essential radical of heptane and a related series of compounds.

Heptylene (n.) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C7H14, of the ethylene series; also, any one of its isomers. Called also heptene.

Heptylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptyl or heptane; as, heptylic alcohol. Cf. /nanthylic.

Her (pron. & a.) The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.

Her (pron. pl.) Alt. of Here

Here (pron. pl.) Of them; their.

Heracleonite (n.) A follower of Heracleon of Alexandria, a Judaizing Gnostic, in the early history of the Christian church.

Herakline (n.) A picrate compound, used as an explosive in blasting.

Herald (n.) An officer whose business was to denounce or proclaim war, to challenge to battle, to proclaim peace, and to bear messages from the commander of an army. He was invested with a sacred and inviolable character.

Herald (n.) In the Middle Ages, the officer charged with the above duties, and also with the care of genealogies, of the rights and privileges of noble families, and especially of armorial bearings. In modern times, some vestiges of this office remain, especially in England. See Heralds' College (below), and King-at-Arms.

Herald (n.) A proclaimer; one who, or that which, publishes or announces; as, the herald of another's fame.

Herald (n.) A forerunner; a a precursor; a harbinger.

Herald (n.) Any messenger.

Heralded (imp. & p. p.) of Herald

Heralding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herald

Herald (v. t.) To introduce, or give tidings of, as by a herald; to proclaim; to announce; to foretell; to usher in.

Heraldic (a.) Of or pertaining to heralds or heraldry; as, heraldic blazoning; heraldic language.

Heraldically (adv.) In an heraldic manner; according to the rules of heraldry.

Heraldry (n.) The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.

Heraldship (n.) The office of a herald.

Herapathite (n.) The sulphate of iodoquinine, a substance crystallizing in thin plates remarkable for their effects in polarizing light.

Heraud (n.) A herald.

Herb (n.) A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.

Herb (n.) Grass; herbage.

Herbaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs; having the nature, texture, or characteristics, of an herb; as, herbaceous plants; an herbaceous stem.

Herbage (n.) Herbs collectively; green food beasts; grass; pasture.

Herbage (n.) The liberty or right of pasture in the forest or in the grounds of another man.

Herbaged (a.) Covered with grass.

Herbal (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs.

Herbal (n.) A book containing the names and descriptions of plants.

Herbal (n.) A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium.

Herbalism (n.) The knowledge of herbs.

Herbalist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs, especially medicinal herbs.

Herbar (n.) An herb.

Herbarian (n.) A herbalist.

Herbarist (n.) A herbalist.

Herbariums (pl. ) of Herbarium

Herbaria (pl. ) of Herbarium

Herbarium (n.) A collection of dried specimens of plants, systematically arranged.

Herbarium (n.) A book or case for preserving dried plants.

Herbarize (v. t.) See Herborize.

Herbary (n.) A garden of herbs; a cottage garden.

Herber (n.) A garden; a pleasure garden.

Herbergage (n.) Harborage; lodging; shelter; harbor.

Herbergeour (n.) A harbinger.

Herbergh (n.) Alt. of Herberwe

Herberwe (n.) A harbor.

Herbescent (a.) Growing into herbs.

Herbid (a.) Covered with herbs.

Herbiferous (a.) Bearing herbs or vegetation.

Herbist (n.) A herbalist.

Herbivora (n. pl.) An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.

Herbivore (n.) One of the Herbivora.

Herbivorous (a.) Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora.

Herbless (a.) Destitute of herbs or of vegetation.

Herblet (n.) A small herb.

Herborist (n.) A herbalist.

Herborization (n.) The act of herborizing.

Herborization (n.) The figure of plants in minerals or fossils.

Herborized (imp. & p. p.) of Herborize

Herborizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herborize

Herborize (v. i.) To search for plants, or new species of plants, with a view to classifying them.

Herborize (v. t.) To form the figures of plants in; -- said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.

Herborough (n.) A harbor.

Herbose (a.) Alt. of Herbous

Herbous (a.) Abounding with herbs.

Herb-women (pl. ) of Herb-woman

Herb-woman (n.) A woman that sells herbs.

Herby (a.) Having the nature of, pertaining to, or covered with, herbs or herbage.

Hercogamous (a.) Not capable of self-fertilization; -- said of hermaphrodite flowers in which some structural obstacle forbids autogamy.

Herculean (a.) Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.

Herculean (a.) Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.

Hercules (n.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors."

Hercules (n.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra.

Hercynian (a.) Of or pertaining to an extensive forest in Germany, of which there are still portions in Swabia and the Hartz mountains.

Herd (a.) Haired.

Herd (n.) A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.

Herd (n.) A crowd of low people; a rabble.

Herd (n.) One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.

Herded (imp. & p. p.) of Herd

Herding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herd

Herd (v. i.) To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.

Herd (v. i.) To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.

Herd (v. i.) To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.

Herd (v. t.) To form or put into a herd.

Herdbook (n.) A book containing the list and pedigrees of one or more herds of choice breeds of cattle; -- also called herd record, or herd register.

Herder (n.) A herdsman.

Herderite (n.) A rare fluophosphate of glucina, in small white crystals.

Herdess (n.) A shepherdess; a female herder.

Herdgroom (n.) A herdsman.

Herdic (n.) A kind of low-hung cab.

-men (pl. ) of Herdsman

Herdman (n.) Alt. of Herdsman

Herdsman (n.) The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.

women (pl. ) of Herdswoman

Herdswoman (n.) A woman who tends a herd.

Here (n.) Hair.

Here (pron.) See Her, their.

Here (pron.) Her; hers. See Her.

Here (adv.) In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.

Here (adv.) In the present life or state.

Here (adv.) To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.

Here (adv.) At this point of time, or of an argument; now.

Herea-bout (adv.) Alt. of Hereabouts

Hereabouts (adv.) About this place; in this vicinity.

Hereabouts (adv.) Concerning this.

Hereafter (adv.) In time to come; in some future time or state.

Hereafter (n.) A future existence or state.

Hereafterward (adv.) Hereafter.

Here-at (adv.) At, or by reason of, this; as, he was offended hereat.

Hereby (adv.) By means of this.

Hereby (adv.) Close by; very near.

Hereditability (n.) State of being hereditable.

Hereditable (a.) Capable of being inherited. See Inheritable.

Hereditable (a.) Qualified to inherit; capable of inheriting.

Hereditably (adv.) By inheritance.

Hereditament (n.) Any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir.

Hereditarily (adv.) By inheritance; in an hereditary manner.

Hereditary (a.) Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.

Hereditary (a.) Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.

Heredity (n.) Hereditary transmission of the physical and psychical qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants. See Pangenesis.

Hereford (n.) One of a breed of cattle originating in Herefordshire, England. The Herefords are good working animals, and their beef-producing quality is excellent.

Herehence (adv.) From hence.

Herein (adv.) In this.

Hereinafter (adv.) In the following part of this (writing, document, speech, and the like).

Hereinbefore (adv.) In the preceding part of this (writing, document, book, etc.).

Hereinto (adv.) Into this.

Heremit (n.) Alt. of Heremite

Heremite (n.) A hermit.

Heremitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a hermit; solitary; secluded from society.

Heren (a.) Made of hair.

Hereof (adv.) Of this; concerning this; from this; hence.

Hereon (adv.) On or upon this; hereupon.

Hereout (adv.) Out of this.

Heresiarch (n.) A leader in heresy; the chief of a sect of heretics.

Heresiarchy (n.) A chief or great heresy.

Heresiographer (n.) One who writes on heresies.

Heresiography (n.) A treatise on heresy.

Heresies (pl. ) of Heresy

Heresy (n.) An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; -- usually, but not necessarily, said in reproach.

Heresy (n.) Religious opinion opposed to the authorized doctrinal standards of any particular church, especially when tending to promote schism or separation; lack of orthodox or sound belief; rejection of, or erroneous belief in regard to, some fundamental religious doctrine or truth; heterodoxy.

Heresy (n.) An offense against Christianity, consisting in a denial of some essential doctrine, which denial is publicly avowed, and obstinately maintained.

Heretic (n.) One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.

Heretic (n.) One who having made a profession of Christian belief, deliberately and pertinaciously refuses to believe one or more of the articles of faith "determined by the authority of the universal church."

Heretical (a.) Containing heresy; of the nature of, or characterized by, heresy.

Heretically (adv.) In an heretical manner.

Hereticate (v. t.) To decide to be heresy or a heretic; to denounce as a heretic or heretical.

Heretification (n.) The act of hereticating or pronouncing heretical.

Hereto (adv.) To this; hereunto.

Heretoch (n.) Alt. of Heretog

Heretog (n.) The leader or commander of an army; also, a marshal.

Heretofore (adv.) Up to this time; hitherto; before; in time past.

Hereunto (adv.) Unto this; up to this time; hereto.

Hereupon (adv.) On this; hereon.

Herewith (adv.) With this.

Herie (v. t.) To praise; to worship.

Heriot (n.) Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant; in modern use, a customary tribute of goods or chattels to the lord of the fee, paid on the decease of a tenant.

Heriotable (a.) Subject to the payment of a heriot.

Herisson (n.) A beam or bar armed with iron spikes, and turning on a pivot; -- used to block up a passage.

Heritability (n.) The state of being heritable.

Heritable (a.) Capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance; inheritable.

Heritable (a.) Capable of inheriting or receiving by inheritance.

Heritage (a.) That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

Heritage (a.) A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.

Heritance (n.) Heritage; inheritance.

Heritor (n.) A proprietor or landholder in a parish.

Herl (n.) Same as Harl, 2.

Herling (n.) Alt. of Hirling

Hirling (n.) The young of the sea trout.

Hermae (pl. ) of Herma

Herma (n.) See Hermes, 2.

Hermaphrodeity (n.) Hermaphrodism.

Hermaphrodism (n.) See Hermaphroditism.

Hermaphrodite (n.) An individual which has the attributes of both male and female, or which unites in itself the two sexes; an animal or plant having the parts of generation of both sexes, as when a flower contains both the stamens and pistil within the same calyx, or on the same receptacle. In some cases reproduction may take place without the union of the distinct individuals. In the animal kingdom true hermaphrodites are found only among the invertebrates. See Illust. in Appendix, under Helminths.

Hermaphrodite (a.) Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower.

Hermaphroditic (a.) Alt. of Hermaphroditical

Hermaphroditical (a.) Partaking of the characteristics of both sexes; characterized by hermaphroditism.

Hermaphroditism (n.) The union of the two sexes in the same individual, or the combination of some of their characteristics or organs in one individual.

Hermeneutic (a.) Alt. of Hermeneutical

Hermeneutical (a.) Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase.

Hermeneutically (adv.) According to the principles of interpretation; as, a verse of Scripture was examined hermeneutically.

Hermeneutics (n.) The science of interpretation and explanation; exegesis; esp., that branch of theology which defines the laws whereby the meaning of the Scriptures is to be ascertained.

Hermes (n.) See Mercury.

Hermes (n.) Originally, a boundary stone dedicated to Hermes as the god of boundaries, and therefore bearing in some cases a head, or head and shoulders, placed upon a quadrangular pillar whose height is that of the body belonging to the head, sometimes having feet or other parts of the body sculptured upon it. These figures, though often representing Hermes, were used for other divinities, and even, in later times, for portraits of human beings. Called also herma. See Terminal statue, under Terminal.

Hermetic (a.) Alt. of Hermetical

Hermetical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or taught by, Hermes Trismegistus; as, hermetic philosophy. Hence: Alchemical; chemic.

Hermetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the system which explains the causes of diseases and the operations of medicine on the principles of the hermetic philosophy, and which made much use, as a remedy, of an alkali and an acid; as, hermetic medicine.

Hermetical (a.) Made perfectly close or air-tight by fusion, so that no gas or spirit can enter or escape; as, an hermetic seal. See Note under Hermetically.

Hermetically (adv.) In an hermetical manner; chemically.

Hermetically (adv.) By fusion, so as to form an air-tight closure.

Hermit (n.) A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives.

Hermit (n.) A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.

Hermitage (n.) The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.

Hermitage (n.) A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drome.

Hermitary (n.) A cell annexed to an abbey, for the use of a hermit.

Hermitess (n.) A female hermit.

Hermitical (a.) Pertaining to, or suited for, a hermit.

Hermodactyl (n.) A heart-shaped bulbous root, about the size of a finger, brought from Turkey, formerly used as a cathartic.

Hermogenian (n.) A disciple of Hermogenes, an heretical teacher who lived in Africa near the close of the second century. He held matter to be the fountain of all evil, and that souls and spirits are formed of corrupt matter.

Hern (n.) A heron; esp., the common European heron.

Hernani (n.) A thin silk or woolen goods, for women's dresses, woven in various styles and colors.

Herne (n.) A corner.

Hernias (pl. ) of Hernia

Herniae (pl. ) of Hernia

Hernia (n.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also rupture.

Hernial (a.) Of, or connected with, hernia.

Herniotomy (n.) A cutting for the cure or relief of hernia; celotomy.

Hernshaw (n.) Heronshaw.

Heroes (pl. ) of Hero

Hero (n.) An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.

Hero (n.) A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or illustrious person.

Hero (n.) The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or the person who has the principal share in the transactions related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey, and Aeneas in the Aeneid.

Herodian (n.) One of a party among the Jews, composed of partisans of Herod of Galilee. They joined with the Pharisees against Christ.

Herodiones (n. pl.) A division of wading birds, including the herons, storks, and allied forms. Called also Herodii.

Heroess (n.) A heroine.

Heroic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.

Heroic (a.) Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises.

Heroic (a.) Larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human figure.

Heroical (a.) Heroic.

Heroicness (n.) Heroism.

Heroicomic (a.) Alt. of Heroicomical

Heroicomical (a.) Combining the heroic and the ludicrous; denoting high burlesque; as, a heroicomic poem.

Heroine (n.) A woman of an heroic spirit.

Heroine (n.) The principal female person who figures in a remarkable action, or as the subject of a poem or story.

Heroism (n.) The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

Heron (n.) Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidae. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.

Heroner (n.) A hawk used in hunting the heron.

Heronry (n.) A place where herons breed.

Heronsew (n.) A heronshaw.

Heronshaw (n.) A heron.

Heroologist (n.) One who treats of heroes.

Heroship (n.) The character or personality of a hero.

Herpes (n.) An eruption of the skin, taking various names, according to its form, or the part affected; especially, an eruption of vesicles in small distinct clusters, accompanied with itching or tingling, including shingles, ringworm, and the like; -- so called from its tendency to creep or spread from one part of the skin to another.

Herpetic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the herpes; partaking of the nature of herpes; as, herpetic eruptions.

Herpetism (n.) See Dartrous diathesis, under Dartrous.

Herpetologic (a.) Alt. of Herpetological

Herpetological (a.) Pertaining to herpetology.

Herpetologist (n.) One versed in herpetology, or the natural history of reptiles.

Herpetology (n.) The natural history of reptiles; that branch of zoology which relates to reptiles, including their structure, classification, and habits.

Herpetotomist (n.) One who dissects, or studies the anatomy of, reptiles.

Herpetotomy (n.) The anatomy or dissection of reptiles.

Herr (n.) A title of respect given to gentlemen in Germany, equivalent to the English Mister.

Herring (n.) One of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring (C. harengus) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are salted and smoked in great quantities.

Herringbone (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions.

Herrnhuter (n.) One of the Moravians; -- so called from the settlement of Herrnhut (the Lord's watch) made, about 1722, by the Moravians at the invitation of Nicholas Lewis, count of Zinzendorf, upon his estate in the circle of Bautzen.

Hers (pron.) See the Note under Her, pron.

Hersal (n.) Rehearsal.

Herschel (n.) See Uranus.

Herschelian (a.) Of or relating to Sir William Herschel; as, the Herschelian telescope.

Herse (n.) A kind of gate or portcullis, having iron bars, like a harrow, studded with iron spikes. It is hung above gateways so that it may be quickly lowered, to impede the advance of an enemy.

Herse (n.) See Hearse, a carriage for the dead.

Herse (n.) A funeral ceremonial.

Herse (v. t.) Same as Hearse, v. t.

Herself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; -- used as a subject with she; as, she herself will bear the blame; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is herself; she blames herself.

Herself (pron.) Her own proper, true, or real character; hence, her right, or sane, mind; as, the woman was deranged, but she is now herself again; she has come to herself.

Hersillon (n.) A beam with projecting spikes, used to make a breach impassable.

Hert (n.) A hart.

Herte (n.) A heart.

Hertely (a. & adv.) Hearty; heartily.

Hery (v. t.) To worship; to glorify; to praise.

Hesitancy (n.) The act of hesitating, or pausing to consider; slowness in deciding; vacillation; also, the manner of one who hesitates.

Hesitancy (n.) A stammering; a faltering in speech.

Hesitant (a.) Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.

Hesitant (a.) Unready in speech.

Hesitantly (adv.) With hesitancy or doubt.

Hesitated (imp. & p. p.) of Hesitate

Hesitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hesitate

Hesitate (v. i.) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; as, he hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment.

Hesitate (v. i.) To stammer; to falter in speaking.

Hesitate (v. t.) To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.

Hesitatingly (adv.) With hesitation or doubt.

Hesitation (n.) The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.

Hesitation (n.) A faltering in speech; stammering.

Hesitative (a.) Showing, or characterized by, hesitation.

Hesitatory (a.) Hesitating.

Hesp (n.) A measure of two hanks of linen thread.

Hesper (n.) The evening; Hesperus.

Hesperetin (n.) A white, crystalline substance having a sweetish taste, obtained by the decomposition of hesperidin, and regarded as a complex derivative of caffeic acid.

Hesperian (a.) Western; being in the west; occidental.

Hesperian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of a western country.

Hesperian (a.) Of or pertaining to a family of butterflies called Hesperidae, or skippers.

Hesperian (n.) Any one of the numerous species of Hesperidae; a skipper.

Hesperid (a. & n.) Same as 3d Hesperian.

Hesperidene (n.) An isomeric variety of terpene from orange oil.

Hesperides (n. pl.) The daughters of Hesperus, or Night (brother of Atlas), and fabled possessors of a garden producing golden apples, in Africa, at the western extremity of the known world. To slay the guarding dragon and get some of these apples was one of the labors of Hercules. Called also Atlantides.

Hesperides (n. pl.) The garden producing the golden apples.

Hesperidin (n.) A glucoside found in ripe and unripe fruit (as the orange), and extracted as a white crystalline substance.

Hesperidium (n.) A large berry with a thick rind, as a lemon or an orange.

Hesperornis (n.) A genus of large, extinct, wingless birds from the Cretaceous deposits of Kansas, belonging to the Odontornithes. They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches. Several species are known. See Illust. in Append.

Hesperus (n.) Venus when she is the evening star; Hesper.

Hesperus (n.) Evening.

Hessian (a.) Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians.

Hessian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Hesse.

Hessian (n.) A mercenary or venal person.

Hessian (n.) See Hessian boots and cloth, under Hessian, a.

Hessite (n.) A lead-gray sectile mineral. It is a telluride of silver.

Hest (n.) Command; precept; injunction.

Hestern (a.) Alt. of Hesternal

Hesternal (a.) Pertaining to yesterday. [Obs.] See Yester, a.

Hesychast (n.) One of a mystical sect of the Greek Church in the fourteenth century; a quietist.

Hetairism (n.) Alt. of Hetarism

Hetarism (n.) A supposed primitive state of society, in which all the women of a tribe were held in common.

Hetchel (v. t.) Same as Hatchel.

Hete (imp. & p. p.) of Hete

Het () of Hete

Hete (v. t. & i.) Variant of Hote.

Heteracanth (a.) Having the spines of the dorsal fin unsymmetrical, or thickened alternately on the right and left sides.

Heterarchy (n.) The government of an alien.

Heterauxesis (n.) Unequal growth of a cell, or of a part of a plant.

Hetero- () A combining form signifying other, other than usual, different; as, heteroclite, heterodox, heterogamous.

Heterocarpism (n.) The power of producing two kinds of reproductive bodies, as in Amphicarpaea, in which besides the usual pods, there are others underground.

Heterocarpous (a.) Characterized by heterocarpism.

Hetercephalous (a.) Bearing two kinds of heads or capitula; -- said of certain composite plants.

Heterocera (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the moths, and hawk moths, which have the antennae variable in form.

Heterocercal (a.) Having the vertebral column evidently continued into the upper lobe of the tail, which is usually longer than the lower one, as in sharks.

Heterocercy (n.) Unequal development of the tail lobes of fishes; the possession of a heterocercal tail.

Heterochromous (a.) Having the central florets of a flower head of a different color from those of the circumference.

Heterochronism (n.) Alt. of Heterochrony

Heterochrony (n.) In evolution, a deviation from the typical sequence in the formation of organs or parts.

Heteroclite (a.) Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.

Heteroclite (n.) A word which is irregular or anomalous either in declension or conjugation, or which deviates from ordinary forms of inflection in words of a like kind; especially, a noun which is irregular in declension.

Heteroclite (n.) Any thing or person deviating from the common rule, or from common forms.

Heteroclitic (a.) Alt. of Heteroclitical

Heteroclitical (a.) Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.

Heteroclitous (a.) Heteroclitic.

Heterocyst (n.) A cell larger than the others, and of different appearance, occurring in certain algae related to nostoc.

Heterodactyl (a.) Heterodactylous.

Heterodactyl (n.) One of the Heterodactylae.

Heterodactylae (n. pl.) A group of birds including the trogons.

Heterodactylous (a.) Having the first and second toes turned backward, as in the trogons.

Heterodont (a.) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont.

Heterodont (n.) Any animal with heterodont dentition.

Heterodox (a.) Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; -- said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects.

Heterodox (a.) Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons.

Heterodox (n.) An opinion opposed to some accepted standard.

Heterodoxal (a.) Not orthodox.

Heterodoxy (n.) An opinion or doctrine, or a system of doctrines, contrary to some established standard of faith, as the Scriptures, the creed or standards of a church, etc.; heresy.

Heterodromous (a.) Having spirals of changing direction.

Heterodromous (a.) Moving in opposite directions; -- said of a lever, pulley, etc., in which the resistance and the actuating force are on opposite sides of the fulcrum or axis.

Heterogamous (a.) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers which differ in regard to stamens and pistils, as in the aster.

Heterogamous (a.) Characterized by heterogamy.

Heterogamy (n.) The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; -- opposed to orthogamy.

Heterogamy (n.) That form of alternate generation in which two kinds of sexual generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic generation, alternate; -- in distinction from metagenesis, where sexual and asexual generations alternate.

Heterogangliate (a.) Having the ganglia of the nervous system unsymmetrically arranged; -- said of certain invertebrate animals.

Heterogene (a.) Heterogenous.

Heterogeneal (a.) Heterogeneous.

Heterogeneity (n.) The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.

Heterogeneous (a.) Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up.

Heterogenesis (n.) Spontaneous generation, so called.

Heterogenesis (n.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations differ from each other, the parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however, reappearing after one or more generations; -- opposed to homogenesis, or gamogenesis.

Heterogenetic (a.) Relating to heterogenesis; as, heterogenetic transformations.

Heterogenist (n.) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous generation, or heterogenesis.

Heterogenous (a.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.

Heterogeny (n.) Heterogenesis.

Heterogonous (a.) Characterized by heterogony.

Heterogony (n.) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers, different as to the length of their stamens and pistils.

Heterographic (a.) Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; -- said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English orthography is heterographic.

Heterography (n.) That method of spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in get and in ginger.

Heterogynous (a.) Having females very unlike the males in form and structure; -- as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the females wingless.

Heterologous (a.) Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; -- opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs.

Heterology (n.) The absence of correspondence, or relation, in type of structure; lack of analogy between parts, owing to their being composed of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; variation in structure from the normal form; -- opposed to homology.

Heterology (n.) The connection or relation of bodies which have partial identity of composition, but different characteristics and properties; the relation existing between derivatives of the same substance, or of the analogous members of different series; as, ethane, ethyl alcohol, acetic aldehyde, and acetic acid are in heterology with each other, though each in at the same time a member of a distinct homologous series. Cf. Homology.

Heteromera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera, having heteromerous tarsi.

Heteromerous (a.) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are homoemorphous, but heteromerous.

Heteromerous (a.) With the parts not corresponding in number.

Heteromerous (a.) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras.

Heteromerous (a.) Having five tarsal joints in the anterior and middle legs, but only four in the posterior pair, as the blister beetles and oil beetles.

Heteromorphic (a.) Deviating from the normal, perfect, or mature form; having different forms at different stages of existence, or in different individuals of the same species; -- applied especially to insects in which there is a wide difference of form between the larva and the adult, and to plants having more than one form of flower.

Heteromorphism (n.) Alt. of Heteromorphy

Heteromorphy (n.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.

Heteromorphous (a.) Heteromorphic.

Heteromyaria (n. pl.) A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.

Heteronereis (n.) A free-swimming, dimorphic, sexual form of certain species of Nereis.

Heteronomous (a.) Subject to the law of another.

Heteronomy (n.) Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed to autonomy.

Heteronomy (n.) A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires.

Heteronym (n.) That which is heteronymous; a thing having a different name or designation from some other thing; -- opposed to homonym.

Heteronymous (a.) Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations.

Heteroousian (a.) Having different essential qualities; of a different nature.

Heteroousian (n.) One of those Arians who held that the Son was of a different substance from the Father.

Heteroousious (a.) See Heteroousian.

Heteropathic (a.) Of or pertaining to the method of heteropathy; allopathic.

Heteropathy (n.) That mode of treating diseases, by which a morbid condition is removed by inducing an opposite morbid condition to supplant it; allopathy.

Heteropelmous (a.) Having each of the two flexor tendons of the toes bifid, the branches of one going to the first and second toes; those of the other, to the third and fourth toes. See Illust. in Append.

Heterophagi (n. pl.) Altrices.

Heterophemist (n.) One liable to the fault of heterophemy.

Heterophemy (n.) The unconscious saying, in speech or in writing, of that which one does not intend to say; -- frequently the very reverse of the thought which is present to consciousness.

Heterophony (n.) An abnormal state of the voice.

Heterophyllous (a.) Having leaves of more than one shape on the same plant.

Heteroplasm (n.) An abnormal formation foreign to the economy, and composed of elements different from those are found in it in its normal condition.

Heteroplastic (a.) Producing a different type of organism; developing into a different form of tissue, as cartilage which develops into bone.

Heteropod (n.) One of the Heteropoda.

Heteropod (a.) Heteropodous.

Heteropoda (n. pl.) An order of pelagic Gastropoda, having the foot developed into a median fin. Some of the species are naked; others, as Carinaria and Atlanta, have thin glassy shells.

Heteropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Heteropoda.

Heteropter (n.) One of the Heteroptera.

Heteroptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which the base of the anterior wings is thickened. See Hemiptera.

Heteroptics (n.) False optics.

Heteroscian (n.) One who lives either north or south of the tropics, as contrasted with one who lives on the other side of them; -- so called because at noon the shadows always fall in opposite directions (the one northward, the other southward).

Heterosis (n.) A figure of speech by which one form of a noun, verb, or pronoun, and the like, is used for another, as in the sentence: "What is life to such as me?"

Heterosomati (n. pl.) An order of fishes, comprising the flounders, halibut, sole, etc., having the body and head asymmetrical, with both eyes on one side. Called also Heterosomata, Heterosomi.

Heterosporic (a.) Alt. of Heterosporous

Heterosporous (a.) Producing two kinds of spores unlike each other.

Heterostyled (a.) Having styles of two or more distinct forms or lengths.

Heterostylism (n.) The condition of being heterostyled.

Heterotactous (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, heterotaxy.

Heterotaxy (n.) Variation in arrangement from that existing in a normal form; heterogenous arrangement or structure, as, in botany, the deviation in position of the organs of a plant, from the ordinary or typical arrangement.

Heterotopism (n.) Alt. of Heterotopy

Heterotopy (n.) A deviation from the natural position; -- a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation.

Heterotopy (n.) A deviation from the natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells.

Heterotricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria, having fine cilia all over the body, and a circle of larger ones around the anterior end.

Heterotropal (a.) Alt. of Heterotropous

Heterotropous (a.) Having the embryo or ovule oblique or transverse to the funiculus; amphitropous.

Hething (n.) Contempt; scorn.

Hetmans (pl. ) of Hetman

Hetman (n.) A Cossack headman or general. The title of chief hetman is now held by the heir to the throne of Russia.

Heugh (n.) A crag; a cliff; a glen with overhanging sides.

Heugh (n.) A shaft in a coal pit; a hollow in a quarry.

Heuk (n.) Variant of Huke.

Heulandite (n.) A mineral of the Zeolite family, often occurring in amygdaloid, in foliated masses, and also in monoclinic crystals with pearly luster on the cleavage face. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime.

Heuristic (a.) Serving to discover or find out.

Heved (n.) The head.

Hewed (imp.) of Hew

Hewed (p. p.) of Hew

Hewn () of Hew

Hewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hew

Hew (v. t.) To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off.

Hew (v. t.) To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher.

Hew (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack.

Hew (n.) Destruction by cutting down.

Hew (n.) Hue; color.

Hew (n.) Shape; form.

Hewe (n.) A domestic servant; a retainer.

Hewer (n.) One who hews.

Hewhole (n.) The European green woodpecker. See Yaffle.

Hewn (a.) Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a house built of hewn logs.

Hewn (a.) Roughly dressed as with a hammer; as, hewn stone.

Hex- () Alt. of Hexa

Hexa () A prefix or combining form, used to denote six, sixth, etc.; as, hexatomic, hexabasic.

Hexabasic (a.) Having six hydrogen atoms or six radicals capable of being replaced or saturated by bases; -- said of acids; as, mellitic acid is hexabasic.

Hexacapsular (a.) Having six capsules or seed vessels.

Hexachord (n.) A series of six notes, with a semitone between the third and fourth, the other intervals being whole tones.

Hexacid (a.) Having six atoms or radicals capable of being replaced by acids; hexatomic; hexavalent; -- said of bases; as, mannite is a hexacid base.

Hexactinellid (a.) Having six-rayed spicules; belonging to the Hexactinellinae.

Hexactinelline (a.) Belonging to the Hexactinellinae, a group of sponges, having six-rayed siliceous spicules.

Hexactinia (n. pl.) The Anthozoa.

Hexad (n.) An atom whose valence is six, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, six monad atoms or radicals; as, sulphur is a hexad in sulphuric acid. Also used as an adjective.

Hexadactylous (a.) Having six fingers or toes.

Hexade (n.) A series of six numbers.

Hexadecane (n.) See Hecdecane.

Hexagon (n.) A plane figure of six angles.

Hexagonal (a.) Having six sides and six angles; six-sided.

Hexagonally (adv.) In an hexagonal manner.

Hexagony (n.) A hexagon.

Hexagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having six pistils.

Hexagynian (a.) Alt. of Hexagynous

Hexagynous (a.) Having six pistils.

Hexahedral (a.) In the form of a hexahedron; having six sides or faces.

Hexahedrons (pl. ) of Hexahedron

Hexahedra (pl. ) of Hexahedron

Hexahedron (n.) A solid body of six sides or faces.

Hexahemeron (n.) A term of six days.

Hexahemeron (n.) The history of the six day's work of creation, as contained in the first chapter of Genesis.

Hexamerous (a.) In six parts; in sixes.

Hexameter (n.) A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Aeneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent takes the place of quantity.

Hexameter (a.) Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees.

Hexametric (a.) Alt. of Hexametrical

Hexametrical (a.) Consisting of six metrical feet.

Hexametrist (n.) One who writes in hexameters.

Hexandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens.

Hexandrian (a.) Alt. of Hex-androus

Hex-androus (a.) Having six stamens.

Hexane (n.) Any one of five hydrocarbons, C6H14, of the paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.

Hexangular (a.) Having six angles or corners.

Hexapetalous (a.) Having six petals.

Hexaphyllous (a.) Having six leaves or leaflets.

Hexapla (sing.) A collection of the Holy Scriptures in six languages or six versions in parallel columns; particularly, the edition of the Old Testament published by Origen, in the 3d century.

Hexapod (a.) Having six feet.

Hexapod (n.) An animal having six feet; one of the Hexapoda.

Hexapoda (n. pl.) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.

Hexapodous (a.) Having six feet; belonging to the Hexapoda.

Hexapterous (a.) Having six processes.

Hexastich (n.) Alt. of Hexastichon

Hexastichon (n.) A poem consisting of six verses or lines.

Hexastyle (a.) Having six columns in front; -- said of a portico or temple.

Hexastyle (n.) A hexastyle portico or temple.

Hexateuch (n.) The first six books of the Old Testament.

Hexatomic (a.) Having six atoms in the molecule.

Hexatomic (a.) Having six replaceable radicals.

Hexavalent (p. pr.) Having a valence of six; -- said of hexads.

Hexdecyl (n.) The essential radical, C16H33, of hecdecane.

Hexdecylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexdecyl or hecdecane; as, hexdecylic alcohol.

Hexeikosane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C26H54, resembling paraffine; -- so called because each molecule has twenty-six atoms of carbon.

Hexene (n.) Same as Hexylene.

Hexicology (n.) The science which treats of the complex relations of living creatures to other organisms, and to their surrounding conditions generally.

Hexine (n.) A hydrocarbon, C6H10, of the acetylene series, obtained artificially as a colorless, volatile, pungent liquid; -- called also hexoylene.

Hexoctahedron (n.) A solid having forty-eight equal triangular faces.

Hexoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexane; as, hexoic acid.

Hexone (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C6H8, of the valylene series, obtained from distillation products of certain fats and gums.

Hexyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H13, regarded as the essential residue of hexane, and a related series of compounds.

Hexylene (n.) A colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H12, of the ethylene series, produced artificially, and found as a natural product of distillation of certain coals; also, any one several isomers of hexylene proper. Called also hexene.

Hexylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexyl or hexane; as, hexylic alcohol.

Hey (a.) High.

Hey (interj.) An exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement.

Hey (interj.) A cry to set dogs on.

Heyday (interj.) An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder.

Heyday (n.) The time of triumph and exultation; hence, joy, high spirits, frolicsomeness; wildness.

Heydeguy (n.) A kind of country-dance or round.

Heyh (a.) Alt. of Heygh

Heygh (a.) High.

Heyne (n.) A wretch; a rascal.

Heyten (adv.) Hence.

I. e. () Abbreviation of Latin id est, that is.

Jealous (a.) Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.

Jealous (a.) Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.

Jealous (a.) Exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.

Jealous (a.) Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.

Jealoushood (n.) Jealousy.

Jealously (adv.) In a jealous manner.

Jealousness (n.) State or quality of being jealous.

Jealousies (pl. ) of Jealousy

Jealousy (n.) The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.

Jeames (n.) A footman; a flunky.

Jean (n.) A twilled cotton cloth.

Jears (n. pl.) See 1st Jeer (b).

Jeat (n.) See Jet.

Jedding ax (n.) A stone mason's tool, having a flat face and a pointed part.

Jee (v. t. & i.) See Gee.

Jeel (n.) A morass; a shallow lake.

Jeer (n.) A gear; a tackle.

Jeer (n.) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship.

Jeered (imp. & p. p.) of Jeer

Jeering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeer

Jeer (v.) To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.

Jeer (v. t.) To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.

Jeer (n.) A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.

Jeerer (n.) A scoffer; a railer; a mocker.

Jeering (a.) Mocking; scoffing.

Jeering (n.) A mocking utterance.

Jeers (n. pl.) See 1st Jeer (b).

Jeffersonia (n.) An American herb with a pretty, white, solitary blossom, and deeply two-cleft leaves (Jeffersonia diphylla); twinleaf.

Jeffersonian (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, Thomas Jefferson or his policy or political doctrines.

Jeffersonite (n.) A variety of pyroxene of olive-green color passing into brown. It contains zinc.

Jeg (n.) See Jig, 6.

Jehovah (n.) A Scripture name of the Supreme Being, by which he was revealed to the Jews as their covenant God or Sovereign of the theocracy; the "ineffable name" of the Supreme Being, which was not pronounced by the Jews.

Jehovist (n.) One who maintains that the vowel points of the word Jehovah, in Hebrew, are the proper vowels of that word; -- opposed to adonist.

Jehovist (n.) The writer of the passages of the Old Testament, especially those of the Pentateuch, in which the Supreme Being is styled Jehovah. See Elohist.

Jehovistic (a.) Relating to, or containing, Jehovah, as a name of God; -- said of certain parts of the Old Testament, especially of the Pentateuch, in which Jehovah appears as the name of the Deity. See Elohistic.

Jehu (n.) A coachman; a driver; especially, one who drives furiously.

Jejunal (a.) Pertaining to the jejunum.

Jejune (a.) Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.

Jejune (a.) Void of interest; barren; meager; dry; as, a jejune narrative.

Jejunity (n.) The quality of being jejune; jejuneness.

Jejunum (n.) The middle division of the small intestine, between the duodenum and ileum; -- so called because usually found empty after death.

Jelerang (n.) A large, handsome squirrel (Sciurus Javensis), native of Java and Southern Asia; -- called also Java squirrel.

Jell (v. i.) To jelly.

Jellied (a.) Brought to the state or consistence of jelly.

Jellies (pl. ) of Jelly

Jelly (n.) Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like.

Jelly (n.) The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly.

Jellied (imp. & p. p.) of Jelly

Jellying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jelly

Jelly (v. i.) To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly.

Jellyfish (n.) Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa.

Jemidar (n.) The chief or leader of a hand or body of persons; esp., in the native army of India, an officer of a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army.

Jemlah goat () The jharal.

Jemminess (n.) Spruceness.

Jemmy (a.) Spruce.

Jemmy (n.) A short crowbar. See Jimmy.

Jemmy (n.) A baked sheep's head.

Jeniquen (n.) A Mexican name for the Sisal hemp (Agave rigida, var. Sisalana); also, its fiber.

Jenite (n.) See Yenite.

Jenkins (n.) name of contempt for a flatterer of persons high in social or official life; as, the Jenkins employed by a newspaper.

Jennet (n.) A small Spanish horse; a genet.

Jenneting (n.) A variety of early apple. See Juneating.

Jennies (pl. ) of Jenny

Jenny (n.) A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane.

Jenny (n.) A familiar name of the European wren.

Jenny (n.) A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories.

Jentling (n.) A fish of the genus Leuciscus; the blue chub of the Danube.

Jeofail (n.) An oversight in pleading, or the acknowledgment of a mistake or oversight.

Jeoparded (imp. & p. p.) of Jeopard

Jeoparding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeopard

Jeopard (v. t.) To put in jeopardy; to expose to loss or injury; to imperil; to hazard.

Jeoparder (n.) One who puts in jeopardy.

Jeopardized (imp. & p. p.) of Jeopardize

Jeopardizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeopardize

Jeopardize (v. t.) To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.

Jeopardous (a.) Perilous; hazardous.

Jeopardy (n.) Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.

Jeopardy (v. t.) To jeopardize.

Jerboa (n.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus Dipus, esp. D. Aegyptius, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail.

Jereed (n.) A blunt javelin used by the people of the Levant, especially in mock fights.

Jeremiad (n.) Alt. of Jeremiade

Jeremiade (n.) A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; a dolorous tirade; -- generally used satirically.

Jerfalcon (n.) The gyrfalcon.

Jerguer (n.) See Jerquer.

Jerid (n.) Same as Jereed.

Jerk (v. t.) To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See Charqui.

Jerked (imp. & p. p.) of Jerk

Jerking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jerk

Jerk (v. t.) To beat; to strike.

Jerk (v. t.) To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.

Jerk (v. t.) To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.

Jerk (v. i.) To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.

Jerk (v. i.) To flout with contempt.

Jerk (n.) A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.

Jerk (n.) A sudden start or spring.

Jerker (n.) A beater.

Jerker (n.) One who jerks or moves with a jerk.

Jerker (n.) A North American river chub (Hybopsis biguttatus).

Jerkin (n.) A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat.

Jerkin (n.) A male gyrfalcon.

Jerking (n.) The act of pulling, pushing, or throwing, with a jerk.

Jerkinhead (n.) The hipped part of a roof which is hipped only for a part of its height, leaving a truncated gable.

Jerky (a.) Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.

Jermoonal (n.) The Himalayan now partridge.

Jeronymite (n.) One belonging of the mediaeval religious orders called Hermits of St. Jerome.

Jeropigia (n.) See Geropigia.

Jerquer (n.) A customhouse officer who searches ships for unentered goods.

Jerquing (n.) The searching of a ship for unentered goods.

Jerquing (n.) The searching of a ship for unentered goods.

Jerry-built (a.) Built hastily and of bad materials; as, jerry-built houses.

Jerseys (pl. ) of Jersey

Jersey (n.) The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool.

Jersey (n.) A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet).

Jersey (n.) One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk.

Jerusalem (n.) The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ.

Jervine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore (Veratrum album); -- called also jervina.

Jesses (pl. ) of Jess

Jess (n.) A short strap of leather or silk secured round the leg of a hawk, to which the leash or line, wrapped round the falconer's hand, was attached when used. See Illust. of Falcon.

Jessamine (n.) Same as Jasmine.

Jessant (a.) Springing up or emerging; -- said of a plant or animal.

Jesse (n.) Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art

Jesse (n.) A genealogical tree represented in stained glass.

Jesse (n.) A candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called also tree of Jesse.

Jessed (a.) Having jesses on, as a hawk.

Jest (n.) A deed; an action; a gest.

Jest (n.) A mask; a pageant; an interlude.

Jest (n.) Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest, v. i.

Jest (v. i.) The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.

Jested (imp. & p. p.) of Jest

Jesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jest

Jest (v. i.) To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.

Jest (v. i.) To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.

Jester (n.) A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.

Jester (n.) A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.

Jestful (a.) Given to jesting; full of jokes.

Jesting (a.) Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.

Jesting (n.) The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.

Jestingly (adv.) In a jesting manner.

Jesuit (n.) One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus.

Jesuit (n.) Fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer.

Jesuited (a.) Conforming to the principles of the Jesuits.

Jesuitess (n.) One of an order of nuns established on the principles of the Jesuits, but suppressed by Pope Urban in 1633.

Jesuitic (a.) Alt. of Jesuitical

Jesuitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods.

Jesuitical (a.) Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; -- an opprobrious use of the word.

Jesuitically (adv.) In a jesuitical manner.

Jesuitism (n.) The principles and practices of the Jesuits.

Jesuitism (n.) Cunning; deceit; deceptive practices to effect a purpose; subtle argument; -- an opprobrious use of the word.

Jesuitocracy (n.) Government by Jesuits; also, the whole body of Jesuits in a country.

Jesuitry (n.) Jesuitism; subtle argument.

Jesus (n.) The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation.

Jet (n.) Same as 2d Get.

Jet (n.) A variety of lignite, of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible of a good polish, and often wrought into mourning jewelry, toys, buttons, etc. Formerly called also black amber.

Jet (n.) A shooting forth; a spouting; a spurt; a sudden rush or gush, as of water from a pipe, or of flame from an orifice; also, that which issues in a jet.

Jet (n.) Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.

Jet (n.) The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.

Jetted (imp. & p. p.) of Jet

Jetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jet

Jet (v. i.) To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.

Jet (v. i.) To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.

Jet (v. i.) To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.

Jet (v. t.) To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.

Jet-black (a.) Black as jet; deep black.

Jets d'eau (pl. ) of Jet d'eau

Jet d'eau () A stream of water spouting from a fountain or pipe (especially from one arranged to throw water upward), in a public place or in a garden, for ornament.

Jeterus (n.) A yellowness of the parts of plants which are normally green; yellows.

Jetsam (n.) Alt. of Jetson

Jetson (n.) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and remain under water; -- distinguished from flotsam, goods which float, and ligan, goods which are sunk attached to a buoy.

Jetson (n.) Jettison. See Jettison, 1.

Jetteau (n.) See Jet d'eau.

Jettee (n.) See Jetty, n.

Jetter (n.) One who struts; one who bears himself jauntily; a fop.

Jettiness (n.) The state of being jetty; blackness.

Jettison (n.) The throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck.

Jettison (n.) See Jetsam, 1.

Jetton (n.) A metal counter used in playing cards.

Jetty (a.) Made of jet, or like jet in color.

Jetties (pl. ) of Jetty

Jetty (n.) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.

Jetty (n.) A wharf or pier extending from the shore.

Jetty (n.) A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole; as, the Eads system of jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Jetty (v. i.) To jut out; to project.

Jeu d'esprit () A witticism.

Jew (n.) Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.

Jewbush (n.) A euphorbiaceous shrub of the genus Pedilanthus (P. tithymaloides), found in the West Indies, and possessing powerful emetic and drastic qualities.

Jewel (n.) An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.

Jewel (n.) A precious stone; a gem.

Jewel (n.) An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.

Jewel (n.) A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.

Jeweled (imp. & p. p.) of Jewel

Jewelled () of Jewel

Jeweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jewel

Jewelling () of Jewel

Jewel (v. t.) To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.

Jeweler (n.) One who makes, or deals in, jewels, precious stones, and similar ornaments.

Jewellery (n.) See Jewelry.

Jewelry (n.) The art or trade of a jeweler.

Jewelry (n.) Jewels, collectively; as, a bride's jewelry.

Jewelweed (n.) See Impatiens.

Jewess (fem.) A Hebrew woman.

Jewfish (n.) A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa, and warsaw.

Jewfish (n.) A similar gigantic fish (Stereolepis gigas) of Southern California, valued as a food fish.

Jewfish (n.) The black grouper of Florida and Texas.

Jewfish (n.) A large herringlike fish; the tarpum.

Jewise (n.) Same as Juise.

Jewish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish.

Jewry (n.) Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews; a Jews' quarter.

Jew's-ear (n.) A species of fungus (Hirneola Auricula-Judae, / Auricula), bearing some resemblance to the human ear.

Jew's-harp (n.) An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; -- called also Jew's-trump.

Jew's-harp (n.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.

Jew's-stone (n.) Alt. of Jewstone

Jewstone (n.) A large clavate spine of a fossil sea urchin.

Jezebel (n.) A bold, vicious woman; a termagant.

Kecked (imp. & p. p.) of Keck

Kecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keck

Keck (v. i.) To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.

Keck (n.) An effort to vomit; queasiness.

Keckle (v. i. & n.) See Keck, v. i. & n.

Keckled (imp. & p. p.) of Keckle

Keckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keckle

Keckle (v. t.) To wind old rope around, as a cable, to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to wind iron chains around, to defend from the friction of a rocky bottom, or from the ice.

Keckling (n.) Old rope or iron chains wound around a cable. See Keckle, v. t.

Kecklish (a.) Inclined to vomit; squeamish.

Kecksies (pl. ) of Kecksy

Kecksy (n.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock.

Kecky (a.) Resembling a kecksy.

Kedged (imp. & p. p.) of Kedge

Kedging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kedge

Kedge (n.) To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.

Kedge (v. t.) A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.

Kedger (n.) A small anchor; a kedge.

Kedlook (n.) See Charlock.

Kee (n. pl.) See Kie, Ky, and Kine.

Keech (n.) A mass or lump of fat rolled up by the butcher.

Keel (v. t. & i.) To cool; to skim or stir.

Keel (n.) A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.

Keel (n.) A longitudinal timber, or series of timbers scarfed together, extending from stem to stern along the bottom of a vessel. It is the principal timber of the vessel, and, by means of the ribs attached on each side, supports the vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See Illust. of Keelson.

Keel (n.) Fig.: The whole ship.

Keel (n.) A barge or lighter, used on the Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.

Keel (n.) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.

Keel (n.) A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.

Keeled (imp. & p. p.) of Keel

Keeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keel

Keel (v. i.) To traverse with a keel; to navigate.

Keel (v. i.) To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.

Keelage (n.) The right of demanding a duty or toll for a ship entering a port; also, the duty or toll.

Keeled (a.) Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as, a keeled leaf.

Keeled (a.) Having a median ridge; carinate; as, a keeled scale.

Keeler (n.) One employed in managing a Newcastle keel; -- called also keelman.

Keeler (n.) A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.

Keelfat (n.) A cooler; a vat for cooling wort, etc.

Keelhauled (imp. & p. p.) of Keelhaul

Keelhauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keelhaul

Keelhaul (v. i.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment in the Dutch and English navies.

Keeling (n.) A cod.

Keelivine (n.) A pencil of black or red lead; -- called also keelyvine pen.

men (pl. ) of Keelman

Keelman (n.) See Keeler, 1.

Keelrake (v. t.) Same as Keelhaul.

Keels (n. pl.) Ninepins. See Kayles.

Keelson (n.) A piece of timber in a ship laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the keel, and binding the floor timbers to the keel; in iron vessels, a structure of plates, situated like the keelson of a timber ship.

Keelvat (n.) See Keelfat.

Keen (superl.) Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.

Keen (superl.) Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen look; keen features.

Keen (superl.) Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.

Keen (superl.) Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc, ; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.

Keen (superl.) Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.

Keen (v. t.) To sharpen; to make cold.

Keen (n.) A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.

Keen (v. i.) To wail as a keener does.

Keener (n.) A professional mourner who wails at a funeral.

Keenly (adv.) In a keen manner.

Keenness (n.) The quality or state of being keen.

Kept (imp. & p. p.) of Keep

Keeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keep

Keep (v. t.) To care; to desire.

Keep (v. t.) To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.

Keep (v. t.) To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.

Keep (v. t.) To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.

Keep (v. t.) To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.

Keep (v. t.) To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.

Keep (v. t.) To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.

Keep (v. t.) To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc. ; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.

Keep (v. t.) To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.

Keep (v. t.) To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.

Keep (v. t.) To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc.

Keep (v. t.) To have habitually in stock for sale.

Keep (v. t.) To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession.

Keep (v. t.) To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.

Keep (v. t.) To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one's house, room, bed, etc. ; hence, to haunt; to frequent.

Keep (v. t.) To observe duty, as a festival, etc. ; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.

Keep (v. i.) To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.

Keep (v. i.) To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.

Keep (v. i.) To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.

Keep (v. i.) To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.

Keep (v. i.) To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.

Keep (n.) The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.

Keep (n.) The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.

Keep (n.) The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.

Keep (n.) That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon. See Illust. of Castle.

Keep (n.) That which is kept in charge; a charge.

Keep (n.) A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.

Keeper (n.) One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.

Keeper (n.) One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.

Keeper (n.) One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc. ; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.

Keeper (n.) One who remains or keeps in a place or position.

Keeper (n.) A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: (a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. (b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. (c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.

Keeper (n.) A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper.

Keepership (n.) The office or position of a keeper.

Keeping (n.) A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.

Keeping (n.) Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping.

Keeping (n.) Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other.

Keeping (n.) Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping.

Keepsake (n.) Anything kept, or given to be kept, for the sake of the giver; a token of friendship.

Keesh (n.) See Kish.

Keeve (n.) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.

Keeve (n.) A bleaching vat; a kier.

Keeve (n.) A large vat used in dressing ores.

Keeved (imp. & p. p.) of Keeve

Keeving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keeve

Keeve (v. t.) To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.

Keeve (v. t.) To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

Keever (n.) See Keeve, n.

Keffe-kil (n.) See Kiefekil.

Keg (n.) A small cask or barrel.

Keilhau-ite (n.) A mineral of a brownish black color, related to titanite in form. It consists chiefly of silica, titanium dioxide, lime, and yttria.

Keir (n.) See Kier.

Keitloa (n.) A black, two-horned, African rhinoceros (Atelodus keitloa). It has the posterior horn about as long as the anterior one, or even longer.

Keld (a.) Having a kell or covering; webbed.

Kele (v. t.) To cool.

Kell (n.) A kiln.

Kell (n.) A sort of pottage; kale. See Kale, 2.

Kell (n.) The caul; that which covers or envelops as a caul; a net; a fold; a film.

Kell (n.) The cocoon or chrysalis of an insect.

Keloid (a.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin.

Keloid (n.) A keloid tumor.

Kelotomy (n.) See Celotomy.

Kelp (n.) The calcined ashes of seaweed, -- formerly much used in the manufacture of glass, now used in the manufacture of iodine.

Kelp (n.) Any large blackish seaweed.

Kelpfish (n.) A small California food fish (Heterostichus rostratus), living among kelp. The name is also applied to species of the genus Platyglossus.

Kelpies (pl. ) of Kelpy

Kelpie (n.) Alt. of Kelpy

Kelpy (n.) An imaginary spirit of the waters, horselike in form, vulgarly believed to warn, by preternatural noises and lights, those who are to be drowned.

Kelpware (n.) Same as Kelp, 2.

Kelson (n.) See Keelson.

Kelt (n.) See Kilt, n.

Kelt (n.) Cloth with the nap, generally of native black wool.

Kelt (n.) A salmon after spawning.

Kelt (n.) Same as Celt, one of Celtic race.

Kelter (n.) Regular order or proper condition.

Keltic (a. & n.) Same as Celtic, a. & n.

Kembed (imp. & p. p.) of Kemb

Kempt () of Kemb

Kembing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kemb

Kemb (v. t.) To comb.

Kemelin (n.) A tub; a brewer's vessel.

Kemp (n.) Alt. of Kempty

Kempty (n.) Coarse, rough hair wool or fur, injuring its quality.

Kempe (a.) Rough; shaggy.

Kemps (n. pl.) The long flower stems of the ribwort plantain (Plantago Lanceolata).

Kempt () p. p. of Kemb.

Ken (n.) A house; esp., one which is a resort for thieves.

Kenned (imp. & p. p.) of Ken

Kenning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ken

Ken (n. t.) To know; to understand; to take cognizance of.

Ken (n. t.) To recognize; to descry; to discern.

Ken (v. i.) To look around.

Ken (n.) Cognizance; view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge.

Kendal green () Alt. of Kendal

Kendal () A cloth colored green by dye obtained from the woad-waxen, formerly used by Flemish weavers at Kendal, in Westmoreland, England.

Kennel (n.) The water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle.

Kennel (n.) A house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds.

Kennel (n.) A pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs.

Kennel (n.) The hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt.

Kenneled (imp. & p. p.) of Kennel

Kennelled () of Kennel

Kennelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kennel

Kennel (v. i.) To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox.

Kennel (v. t.) To put or keep in a kennel.

Kennel coal () See Cannel coal.

Kenning (v. t.) Range of sight.

Kenning (v. t.) The limit of vision at sea, being a distance of about twenty miles.

Keno (n.) A gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered.

Kenogenesis (n.) Modified evolution, in which nonprimitive characters make their appearance in consequence of a secondary adaptation of the embryo to the peculiar conditions of its environment; -- distinguished from palingenesis.

Kenogenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to kenogenesis; as, kenogenetic processes.

Kenspeckle (a.) Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.

Kent bugle () A curved bugle, having six finger keys or stops, by means of which the performer can play upon every key in the musical scale; -- called also keyed bugle, and key bugle.

Kentle (n.) A hundred weight; a quintal.

Kentledge (n.) Pigs of iron used for ballast.

Kentucky (n.) One of the United States.

Kephalin (n.) One of a group of nitrogenous phosphorized principles, supposed by Thudichum to exist in brain tissue.

Kept (imp. & p. p.) of Keep.

Keramic (a.) Same as Ceramic.

Keramics (n.) Same as Ceramics.

Keramographic (a.) Suitable to be written upon; capable of being written upon, as a slate; -- said especially of a certain kind of globe.

Kerana (n.) A kind of long trumpet, used among the Persians.

Kerargyrite (n.) See Cerargyrite.

Kerasin (n.) A nitrogenous substance free from phosphorus, supposed to be present in the brain; a body closely related to cerebrin.

Kerasine (a.) Resembling horn; horny; corneous.

Keratin (n.) A nitrogenous substance, or mixture of substances, containing sulphur in a loose state of combination, and forming the chemical basis of epidermal tissues, such as horn, hair, feathers, and the like. It is an insoluble substance, and, unlike elastin, is not dissolved even by gastric or pancreatic juice. By decomposition with sulphuric acid it yields leucin and tyrosin, as does albumin. Called also epidermose.

Keratitis (n.) Inflammation of the cornea.

Keratode (n.) See Keratose.

Keratogenous (a.) Producing horn; as, the keratogenous membrane within the horny hoof of the horse.

Keratoidea (n. pl.) Same as Keratosa.

Keratome (n.) An instrument for dividing the cornea in operations for cataract.

Keratonyxis (n.) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.

Keratophyte (n.) A gorgonian coral having a horny axis.

Keratosa (n. pl.) An order of sponges having a skeleton composed of hornlike fibers. It includes the commercial sponges.

Keratose (n.) A tough, horny animal substance entering into the composition of the skeleton of sponges, and other invertebrates; -- called also keratode.

Keratose (a.) Containing hornlike fibers or fibers of keratose; belonging to the Keratosa.

Keraunograph (n.) A figure or picture impressed by lightning upon the human body or elsewhere.

Kerb (n.) See Curb.

Kerbstone (n.) See Curbstone.

Kercher (n.) A kerchief.

Kerchered (a.) Covered, or bound round, with a kercher.

Kerchiefs (pl. ) of Kerchief

Kerchief (n.) A square of fine linen worn by women as a covering for the head; hence, anything similar in form or material, worn for ornament on other parts of the person; -- mostly used in compounds; as, neckerchief; breastkerchief; and later, handkerchief.

Kerchief (n.) A lady who wears a kerchief.

Kerchiefed (a.) Alt. of Kerchieft

Kerchieft (a.) Dressed; hooded; covered; wearing a kerchief.

Kerf (n.) A notch, channel, or slit made in any material by cutting or sawing.

Kerite (n.) A compound in which tar or asphaltum combined with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling rubber; -- used principally as an insulating material in telegraphy.

Kerl (n.) See Carl.

Kermes (n.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (Coccus ilicis), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and were used in medicine.

Kermes (n.) A small European evergreen oak (Quercus coccifera) on which the kermes insect (Coccus ilicis) feeds.

Kermesse (n.) See Kirmess.

Kern (n.) A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; -- distinguished from gallowglass, and often used as a term of contempt.

Kern (n.) Any kind of boor or low-lived person.

Kern (n.) An idler; a vagabond.

Kern (n.) A part of the face of a type which projects beyond the body, or shank.

Kerned (imp. & p. p.) of Kern

Kerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kern

Kern (v. t.) To form with a kern. See 2d Kern.

Kern (n.) A churn.

Kern (n.) A hand mill. See Quern.

Kern (v. i.) To harden, as corn in ripening.

Kern (v. i.) To take the form of kernels; to granulate.

Kerned (a.) Having part of the face projecting beyond the body or shank; -- said of type.

Kernel (n.) The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.

Kernel (n.) A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.

Kernel (n.) A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.

Kernel (n.) The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.

Kerneled (imp. & p. p.) of Kernel

Kernelled () of Kernel

Kerneling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kernel

Kernelling () of Kernel

Kernel (v. i.) To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.

Kerneled (a.) Alt. of Kernelled

Kernelled (a.) Having a kernel.

Kernelly (a.) Full of kernels; resembling kernels; of the nature of kernels.

Kerish (a.) Clownish; boorish.

Kerolite (n.) Same as Cerolite.

Kerosene (n.) An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and hence called also coal oil. It is now produced in immense quantities, chiefly by the distillation and purification of petroleum. It consists chiefly of several hydrocarbons of the methane series.

Kers (n.) Alt. of Kerse

Kerse (n.) A cress.

Kerseys (pl. ) of Kersey

Kersey (n.) A kind of coarse, woolen cloth, usually ribbed, woven from wool of long staple.

Kerseymere (n.) See Cassimere.

Kerseynette (n.) See Cassinette.

Kerve (v. t.) To carve.

Kerver (n.) A carver.

Kesar (n.) See Kaiser.

Keslop (n.) The stomach of a calf, prepared for rennet.

Kess (v. t.) To kiss.

Kest (imp.) of Cast.

Kestrel (n.) A small, slender European hawk (Falco alaudarius), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Ket (n.) Carrion; any filth.

Ketch (n.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.

Ketch (n.) A hangman. See Jack Ketch.

Ketch (v. t.) To catch.

Ketchup (n.) A sauce. See Catchup.

Ketine (n.) One of a series of organic bases obtained by the reduction of certain isonitroso compounds of the ketones. In general they are unstable oily substances having a pungent aromatic odor.

Ketmie (n.) The name of certain African species of Hibiscus, cultivated for the acid of their mucilage.

Ketol (n.) One of a series of series of complex nitrogenous substances, represented by methyl ketol and related to indol.

Ketone (n.) One of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (CO) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor.

Ketonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ketone; as, a ketonic acid.

Kettle (n.) A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.

Kettledrum (n.) A drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it.

Kettledrum (n.) An informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening. Cf. Drum, n., 4 and 5.

Kettledrummer (n.) One who plays on a kettledrum.

Keuper (n.) The upper division of the European Triassic. See Chart of Geology.

Kevel (n.) A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.

Kevel (n.) A stone mason's hammer.

Kevel (n.) Alt. of Kevin

Kevin (n.) The gazelle.

Kever (v. t. &) i. To cover.

Keverchief (n.) A kerchief.

Kex (n.) A weed; a kecksy.

Kex (n.) A dry husk or covering.

Key (n.) An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place.

Key (n.) An instrument which is turned like a key in fastening or adjusting any mechanism; as, a watch key; a bed key, etc.

Key (n.) That part of an instrument or machine which serves as the means of operating it; as, a telegraph key; the keys of a pianoforte, or of a typewriter.

Key (n.) A position or condition which affords entrance, control, pr possession, etc.; as, the key of a line of defense; the key of a country; the key of a political situation. Hence, that which serves to unlock, open, discover, or solve something unknown or difficult; as, the key to a riddle; the key to a problem.

Key (n.) That part of a mechanism which serves to lock up, make fast, or adjust to position.

Key (n.) A piece of wood used as a wedge.

Key (n.) The last board of a floor when laid down.

Key (n.) A keystone.

Key (n.) That part of the plastering which is forced through between the laths and holds the rest in place.

Key (n.) A wedge to unite two or more pieces, or adjust their relative position; a cotter; a forelock.

Key (n.) A bar, pin or wedge, to secure a crank, pulley, coupling, etc., upon a shaft, and prevent relative turning; sometimes holding by friction alone, but more frequently by its resistance to shearing, being usually embedded partly in the shaft and partly in the crank, pulley, etc.

Key (n.) An indehiscent, one-seeded fruit furnished with a wing, as the fruit of the ash and maple; a samara; -- called also key fruit.

Key (n.) A family of tones whose regular members are called diatonic tones, and named key tone (or tonic) or one (or eight), mediant or three, dominant or five, subdominant or four, submediant or six, supertonic or two, and subtonic or seven. Chromatic tones are temporary members of a key, under such names as " sharp four," "flat seven," etc. Scales and tunes of every variety are made from the tones of a key.

Key (n.) The fundamental tone of a movement to which its modulations are referred, and with which it generally begins and ends; keynote.

Key (n.) Fig: The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance.

Keved (imp. & p. p.) of Key

Keying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Key

Key (v. t.) To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges.

Keyage (n.) Wharfage; quayage.

Keyboard (n.) The whole arrangement, or one range, of the keys of an organ, typewriter, etc.

Key-cold (a.) Cold as a metallic key; lifeless.

Keyed (a.) Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune.

Keyhole (n.) A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.

Keyhole (n.) A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them.

Keyhole (n.) a mortise for a key or cotter.

Keynote (n.) The tonic or first tone of the scale in which a piece or passage is written; the fundamental tone of the chord, to which all the modulations of the piece are referred; -- called also key tone.

Keynote (n.) The fundamental fact or idea; that which gives the key; as, the keynote of a policy or a sermon.

Keyseat (v. t.) To form a key seat, as by cutting. See Key seat, under Key.

Keystone (n.) The central or topmost stone of an arch. This in some styles is made different in size from the other voussoirs, or projects, or is decorated with carving. See Illust. of Arch.

Key tone () See Keynote.

Keyway (n.) See Key way, under Key.

Lea (n.) A measure of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards; a lay.

Lea (n.) A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.

Lea (n.) A meadow or sward land; a grassy field.

Leach (n.) See 3d Leech.

Leach (n.) A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.

Leach (n.) A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.

Leached (imp. & p. p.) of Leach

Leaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leach

Leach (v. t.) To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.

Leach (v. t.) To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.

Leach (v. i.) To part with soluble constituents by percolation.

Leach (n.) See Leech, a physician.

Leachy (a.) Permitting liquids to pass by percolation; not capable of retaining water; porous; pervious; -- said of gravelly or sandy soils, and the like.

Lead (n.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is 11.37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206.4. Symbol Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.

Lead (n.) An article made of lead or an alloy of lead

Lead (n.) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.

Lead (n.) A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.

Lead (n.) Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.

Lead (n.) A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.

Leaded (imp. & p. p.) of Lead

Leading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead

Lead (v. t.) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.

Lead (v. t.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.

Led (imp. & p. p.) of Lead

Leading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead

Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.

Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.

Lead (v. t.) To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.

Lead (v. t.) To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.

Lead (v. t.) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.

Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).

Lead (v. t.) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.

Lead (v. i.) To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; -- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.

Lead (v. t.) To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.

Lead (n.) The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.

Lead (n.) precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.

Lead (n.) The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played; as, your partner has the lead.

Lead (n.) An open way in an ice field.

Lead (n.) A lode.

Lead (n.) The course of a rope from end to end.

Lead (n.) The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.

Lead (n.) the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.

Lead (n.) The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.

Leaded (a.) Fitted with lead; set in lead; as, leaded windows.

Leaded (a.) Separated by leads, as the lines of a page.

Leaden (a.) Made of lead; of the nature of lead; as, a leaden ball.

Leaden (a.) Like lead in color, etc. ; as, a leaden sky.

Leaden (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.

Leader (n.) One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.

Leader (n.) One who goes first.

Leader (n.) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.

Leader (n.) A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.

Leader (n.) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.

Leader (n.) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.

Leader (n.) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.

Leader (n.) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.

Leader (n.) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ; also, a line of gut, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.

Leader (n.) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.

Leader (n.) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.

Leader (n.) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.

Leader (n.) a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.

Leadership (n.) The office of a leader.

Leadhillite (n.) A mineral of a yellowish or greenish white color, consisting of the sulphate and carbonate of lead; -- so called from having been first found at Leadhills, Scotland.

Leading (a.) Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.

Leading (n.) The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.

Leading (n.) Suggestion; hint; example.

Leadmen (pl. ) of Leadman

Leadman (n.) One who leads a dance.

Leadsmen (pl. ) of Leadsman

Leadsman (n.) The man who heaves the lead.

Leadwort (n.) A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). P. Europaea has lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.

Leady (a.) Resembling lead.

Leaves (pl. ) of Leaf

Leaf (n.) A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.

Leaf (n.) A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril.

Leaf (n.) Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as : (a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. (b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. (c) The movable side of a table. (d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. (e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. (f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.

Leafed (imp. & p. p.) of Leaf

Leafing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leaf

Leaf (v. i.) To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.

Leafage (n.) Leaves, collectively; foliage.

Leafcup (n.) A coarse American composite weed (Polymnia Uvedalia).

Leafed (a.) Having (such) a leaf or (so many) leaves; -- used in composition; as, broad-leafed; four-leafed.

Leafet (n.) A leaflet.

Leaf-footed (a.) Having leaflike expansions on the legs; -- said of certain insects; as, the leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus).

Leafiness (n.) The state of being leafy.

Leafless (a.) Having no leaves or foliage; bearing no foliage.

Leaflet (n.) A little leaf; also, a little printed leaf or a tract.

Leaflet (n.) One of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.

Leaflet (n.) A leaflike organ or part; as, a leaflet of the gills of fishes.

Leaf-nosed (n.) Having a leaflike membrane on the nose; -- said of certain bats, esp. of the genera Phyllostoma and Rhinonycteris. See Vampire.

Leafstalk (n.) The stalk or petiole which supports a leaf.

Leafy (superl) Full of leaves; abounding in leaves; as, the leafy forest.

Leafy (superl) Consisting of leaves.

League (n.) A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2.4 to 4.6 English statute miles of 5.280 feet each, and used (as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.

League (n.) A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.

League (n.) An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.

Leagued (imp. & p. p.) of League

Leaguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of League

League (v. i.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.

League (v. t.) To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.

Leaguer (n.) The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.

Leaguer (n.) A siege or beleaguering.

Leaguer (v. t.) To besiege; to beleaguer.

Leaguerer (n.) A besieger.

Leak (v.) A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.

Leak (v.) The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.

Leak (a.) Leaky.

Leaked (imp. & p. p.) of Leak

Leaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leak

Leak (n.) To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.

Leak (n.) To enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc. ; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; -- usually with in or out.

Leakage (n.) A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking.

Leakage (n.) An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking.

Leakiness (n.) The quality of being leaky.

Leaky (superl.) Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask.

Leaky (superl.) Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close.

Leal (a.) Faithful; loyal; true.

Leam (n. & v. i.) See Leme.

Leam (n.) A cord or strap for leading a dog.

Leamer (n.) A dog held by a leam.

Lean (v. t.) To conceal.

Leaned (imp. & p. p.) of Lean

Leant () of Lean

Leaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lean

Lean (v. i.) To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.

Lean (v. i.) To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.

Lean (v. i.) To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.

Lean (v. i.) To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.

Lean (v. i.) Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.

Lean (v. i.) Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.

Lean (v. i.) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.

Lean (n.) That part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat.

Lean (n.) Unremunerative copy or work.

Lean-faced (a.) Having a thin face.

Lean-faced (a.) slender or narrow; -- said of type the letters of which have thin lines, or are unusually narrow in proportion to their height.

Leaning (n.) The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism.

Leanly (adv.) Meagerly; without fat or plumpness.

Leanness (n.) The condition or quality of being lean.

Lean-to (a.) Having only one slope or pitch; -- said of a roof.

Lean-to (n.) A shed or slight building placed against the wall of a larger structure and having a single-pitched roof; -- called also penthouse, and to-fall.

Lean-witted (a.) Having but little sense or shrewdness.

Leany (a.) Lean.

Leap (n.) A basket.

Leap (n.) A weel or wicker trap for fish.

Leaped (imp. & p. p.) of Leap

Leapt () of Leap

Leaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leap

Leap (v. i.) To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.

Leap (v. i.) To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.

Leap (v. t.) To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.

Leap (v. t.) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.

Leap (v. t.) To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.

Leap (n.) The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.

Leap (n.) Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.

Leap (n.) A fault.

Leap (n.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.

Leaper (n.) One who, or that which, leaps.

Leaper (n.) A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.

Leapfrog (n.) A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.

Leapful (n.) A basketful.

Leaping (a. & n.) from Leap, to jump.

Leapingly (adv.) By leaps.

Leap year () Bissextile; a year containing 366 days; every fourth year which leaps over a day more than a common year, giving to February twenty-nine days. See Bissextile.

Lear (v. t.) To learn. See Lere, to learn.

Lear (n.) Lore; lesson.

Lear (a.) See Leer, a.

Lear (n.) An annealing oven. See Leer, n.

Learned (imp. & p. p.) of Learn

Learnt () of Learn

Learning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Learn

Learn (v. t.) To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.

Learn (v. t.) To communicate knowledge to; to teach.

Learn (v. i.) To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.

Learnable (a.) Such as can be learned.

Learned (a.) Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.

Learner (n.) One who learns; a scholar.

Learning (n.) The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy.

Learning (n.) The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning.

Leasable (a.) Such as can be leased.

Lease (v. i.) To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.

Leased (imp. & p. p.) of Lease

Leasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lease

Lease (v. t.) To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.

Lease (v. t.) To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.

Lease (v. t.) A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.

Lease (v. t.) The contract for such letting.

Lease (v. t.) Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.

Leasehold (a.) Held by lease.

Leasehold (n.) A tenure by lease; specifically, land held as personalty under a lease for years.

Leaseholder (n.) A tenant under a lease.

Leaser (n.) One who leases or gleans.

Leaser (n.) A liar.

Leash (n.) A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog.

Leash (n.) A brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.

Leash (n.) A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.

Leashed (imp. & p. p.) of Leash

Leashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leash

Leash (v. t.) To tie together, or hold, with a leash.

Leasing (a.) The act of lying; falsehood; a lie or lies.

Leasow (n.) A pasture.

Least (a.) Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.

Least (adv.) In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.

Least (conj.) See Lest, conj.

Leastways (adv.) Alt. of Leastwise

Leastwise (adv.) At least; at all events.

Leasy (a.) Flimsy; vague; deceptive.

Leat (n.) An artificial water trench, esp. one to or from a mill.

Leather (n.) The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.

Leather (n.) The skin.

Leathered (imp. & p. p.) of Leather

Leathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leather

Leather (v. t.) To beat, as with a thong of leather.

Leatherback (n.) A large sea turtle (Sphargis coriacea), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; -- called also leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc.

Leatheret (n.) Alt. of Leatherette

Leatherette (n.) An imitation of leather, made of paper and cloth.

Leatherhead (n.) The friar bird.

Leathern (a.) Made of leather; consisting of. leather; as, a leathern purse.

Leatherneck (n.) The sordid friar bird of Australia (Tropidorhynchus sordidus).

Leatherwood (n.) A small branching shrub (Dirca palustris), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; -- called also moosewood, and wicopy.

Leathery (a.) Resembling leather in appearance or consistence; tough.

Leaved (imp. & p. p.) of Leave

Leaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leave

Leave (v. i.) To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.

Leave (v. t.) To raise; to levy.

Leave (n.) Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.

Leave (n.) The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.

Left (imp. & p. p.) of Leave

Leaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leave

Leave (v.) To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.

Leave (v.) To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.

Leave (v.) To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.

Leave (v.) To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.

Leave (v.) To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.

Leave (v.) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.

Leave (v.) To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.

Leave (v. i.) To depart; to set out.

Leave (v. i.) To cease; to desist; to leave off.

Leaved (a.) Bearing, or having, a leaf or leaves; having folds; -- used in combination; as, a four-leaved clover; a two-leaved gate; long-leaved.

Leaveless (a.) Leafless.

Leaven (n.) Any substance that produces, or is designed to produce, fermentation, as in dough or liquids; esp., a portion of fermenting dough, which, mixed with a larger quantity of dough, produces a general change in the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.

Leaven (n.) Anything which makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.

Leavened (imp. & p. p.) of Leaven

Leavening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leaven

Leaven (v. t.) To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.

Leaven (v. t.) To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.

Leavening (n.) The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.

Leavening (n.) That which leavens or makes light.

Leavenous (a.) Containing leaven.

Leaver (n.) One who leaves, or withdraws.

Leaves (n.) pl. of Leaf.

Leave-taking (n.) Taking of leave; parting compliments.

Leaviness (n.) Leafiness.

Leavings (n. pl.) Things left; remnants; relics.

Leavings (n. pl.) Refuse; offal.

Leavy (a.) Leafy.

Leban (n.) Alt. of Lebban

Lebban (n.) Coagulated sour milk diluted with water; -- a common beverage among the Arabs. Also, a fermented liquor made of the same.

Lecama (n.) The hartbeest.

Lecanomancy (n.) divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.

Lecanoric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid which is obtained from several varieties of lichen (Lecanora, Roccella, etc.), as a white, crystalline substance, and is called also orsellic, / diorsellinic acid, lecanorin, etc.

Lecanorin (n.) See Lecanoric.

Lech (v. t.) To lick.

Leche (n.) See water buck, under 3d Buck.

Lecher (n.) A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an excessive degree, to the indulgence of sexual desire, or to illicit commerce with women.

Lechered (imp. & p. p.) of Lecher

Lechering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lecher

Lecher (v. i.) To practice lewdness.

Lecherer (n.) See Lecher, n.

Lecherous (a.) Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; lustful; also, lust-provoking.

Lechery (n.) Free indulgence of lust; lewdness.

Lechery (n.) Selfish pleasure; delight.

Lecithin (n.) A complex, nitrogenous phosphorized substance widely distributed through the animal body, and especially conspicuous in the brain and nerve tissue, in yolk of eggs, and in the white blood corpuscles.

lectern (n.) See Lecturn.

Lecticae (pl. ) of Lectica

Lectica (n.) A kind of litter or portable couch.

Lection (n.) A lesson or selection, esp. of Scripture, read in divine service.

Lection (n.) A reading; a variation in the text.

-ries (pl. ) of Lectionary

Lectionary (n.) A book, or a list, of lections, for reading in divine service.

Lector (n.) A reader of lections; formerly, a person designated to read lessons to the illiterate.

Lectual (a.) Confining to the bed; as, a lectual disease.

Lecture (n.) The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.

Lecture (n.) A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.

Lecture (n.) A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.

Lecture (n.) A rehearsal of a lesson.

Lectured (imp. & p. p.) of Lecture

Lecturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lecture

Lecture (v. t.) To read or deliver a lecture to.

Lecture (v. t.) To reprove formally and with authority.

Lecture (v. i.) To deliver a lecture or lectures.

Lecturer (n.) One who lectures; an assistant preacher.

Lectureship (n.) The office of a lecturer.

Lecturn (n.) A choir desk, or reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read; hence, a reading desk. [Written also lectern and lettern.]

Lecythis (n.) A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order Myrtaceae, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. Lecythis Zabucajo yields the delicious sapucaia nuts. L. Ollaria produces the monkey-pots, its capsules. Its bark separates into thin sheets, like paper, used by the natives for cigarette wrappers.

Led (imp. & p. p.) of Lead.

Leden (n.) Alt. of Ledden

Ledden (n.) Language; speech; voice; cry.

Ledge (n.) A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.

Ledge (n.) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

Ledge (n.) A layer or stratum.

Ledge (n.) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.

Ledge (n.) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.

Ledgement (n.) See Ledgment.

Ledger (n.) A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads.

Ledger (n.) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb.

Ledger (n.) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight.

Ledgment (n.) A string-course or horizontal suit of moldings, such as the base moldings of a building.

Ledgment (n.) The development of the surface of a body on a plane, so that the dimensions of the different sides may be easily ascertained.

Ledgy (a.) Abounding in ledges; consisting of a ledge or reef; as, a ledgy island.

Lee (v. i.) To lie; to speak falsely.

Lees (pl. ) of Lee

Lee (n.) That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.

Lee (n.) A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship.

Lee (n.) That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.

Lee (a.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel.

Leeboard (n.) A board, or frame of planks, lowered over the side of a vessel to lessen her leeway when closehauled, by giving her greater draught.

Leech (n.) See 2d Leach.

Leech (v. t.) See Leach, v. t.

Leech (n.) The border or edge at the side of a sail.

Leech (n.) A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing.

Leech (n.) Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species.

Leech (n.) A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.

Leeched (imp. & p. p.) of Leech

Leeching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leech

Leech (v. t.) To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds.

Leech (v. t.) To bleed by the use of leeches.

Leechcraft (n.) The art of healing; skill of a physician.

Leed (n.) Alt. of Leede

Leede (n.) A caldron; a copper kettle.

Leef (a. & adv.) See Lief.

Leek (n.) A plant of the genus Allium (A. Porrum), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion.

Leeme (v. & n.) See Leme.

Leep (strong imp.) Leaped.

Leer (v. t.) To learn.

Leer (a.) Empty; destitute; wanting

Leer (a.) Empty of contents.

Leer (a.) Destitute of a rider; and hence, led, not ridden; as, a leer horse.

Leer (a.) Wanting sense or seriousness; trifling; trivolous; as, leer words.

Leer (n.) An oven in which glassware is annealed.

Leer (n.) The cheek.

Leer (n.) Complexion; aspect; appearance.

Leer (n.) A distorted expression of the face, or an indirect glance of the eye, conveying a sinister or immodest suggestion.

Leered (imp. & p. p.) of Leer

Leering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leer

Leer (v. i.) To look with a leer; to look askance with a suggestive expression, as of hatred, contempt, lust, etc. ; to cast a sidelong lustful or malign look.

Leer (v. t.) To entice with a leer, or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin.

Leere (n.) Tape or braid; an ornament.

Leeringly (adv.) In a leering manner.

Lees (n. pl.) Dregs. See 2d Lee.

Lees (n.) A leash.

Leese (v. t.) To lose.

Leese (v. t.) To hurt.

Leet (obs. imp.) of Let, to allow.

Leet (n.) A portion; a list, esp. a list of candidates for an office.

Leet (n.) A court-leet; the district within the jurisdiction of a court-leet; the day on which a court-leet is held.

Leet (n.) The European pollock.

Leetmen (pl. ) of Leetman

Leetman (n.) One subject to the jurisdiction of a court-leet.

Leeward (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship.

Leeward (n.) The lee side; the lee.

Leeward (adv.) Toward the lee.

Leeway (n.) The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.

Left (imp. & p. p.) of Leave.

Left (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.

Left (n.) That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned; as, the house is on the left when you face North.

Left (n.) Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right.

Left-hand (a.) Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road.

Left-handed (a.) Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.

Left-handed (a.) Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.

Left-handed (a.) Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.

Left-handedness (n.) Alt. of Left-handiness

Left-handiness (n.) The state or quality of being left-handed; awkwardness.

Left-off (a.) Laid aside; cast-off.

Leftward (adv.) Toward or on the left side.

Leful (a.) See Leveful.

Leg (n.) A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.

Leg (n.) That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or dividers.

Leg (n.) The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.

Leg (n.) A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.

Leg (n.) A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.

Leg (n.) The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.

Leg (n.) An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; -- called also water leg.

Leg (n.) The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.

Leg (n.) A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.

Leg (v. t.) To use as a leg, with it as object

Leg (v. t.) To bow.

Leg (v. t.) To run.

Legacies (pl. ) of Legacy

Legacy (n.) A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.

Legacy (n.) A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.

Legal (a.) Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.

Legal (a.) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.

Legal (a.) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.

Legal (a.) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.

Legalism (n.) Strictness, or the doctrine of strictness, in conforming to law.

Legalist (n.) One who practices or advocates strict conformity to law; in theology, one who holds to the law of works. See Legal, 2 (a).

Legality (n.) The state or quality of being legal; conformity to law.

Legality (n.) A conformity to, and resting upon, the letter of the law.

Legalization (n.) The act of making legal.

Legalized (imp. & p. p.) of Legalize

Legalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legalize

Legalize (v. t.) To make legal.

Legalize (v. t.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

Legally (adv.) In a legal manner.

Legantine (a.) See Legatine.

Legatary (n.) A legatee.

Legate (n.) An ambassador or envoy.

Legate (n.) An ecclesiastic representing the pope and invested with the authority of the Holy See.

Legate (n.) An official assistant given to a general or to the governor of a province.

Legate (n.) Under the emperors, a governor sent to a province.

Legatee (n.) One to whom a legacy is bequeathed.

Legateship (n.) The office of a legate.

Legatine (a.) Of or pertaining to a legate; as, legatine power.

Legatine (a.) Made by, proceeding from, or under the sanction of, a legate; as, a legatine constitution.

Legation (n.) The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.

Legation (n.) A legate, or envoy, and the persons associated with him in his mission; an embassy; or, in stricter usage, a diplomatic minister and his suite; a deputation.

Legation (n.) The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.

Legation (n.) A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.

Legato (a.) Connected; tied; -- a term used when successive tones are to be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner. It is often indicated by a tie, thus /, /, or /, /, written over or under the notes to be so performed; -- opposed to staccato.

Legator (n.) A testator; one who bequeaths a legacy.

Legatura (n.) A tie or brace; a syncopation.

Legature (n.) Legateship.

Lege (v. t.) To allege; to assert.

Legement (n.) See Ledgment.

Legend (n.) That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.

Legend (n.) A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.

Legend (n.) Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.

Legend (n.) An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.

Legend (v. t.) To tell or narrate, as a legend.

Legendary (a.) Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.

Legendary (n.) A book of legends; a tale or narrative.

Legendary (n.) One who relates legends.

Leger (n.) Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.

Leger (n.) A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government.

Leger (n.) A ledger.

Leger (a.) Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident; as, leger ambassador.

Leger (a.) Light; slender; slim; trivial.

Legerdemain (n.) Sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any artful deception or trick.

Legerdemainist (n.) One who practices sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.

Legerity (n.) Lightness; nimbleness.

Legge (v. t.) To lay.

Legge (v. t.) To lighten; to allay.

Legged (a.) Having (such or so many) legs; -- used in composition; as, a long-legged man; a two-legged animal.

Leggiadro (a. & adv.) Alt. of Leggiero

Leggiero (a. & adv.) Light or graceful; in a light, delicate, and brisk style.

Legging (n.) Alt. of Leggin

Leggin (n.) A cover for the leg, like a long gaiter.

Legging () a. & vb. n., from Leg, v. t.

Leggy (a.) Having long legs.

Leghorn (n.) A straw plaiting used for bonnets and hats, made from the straw of a particular kind of wheat, grown for the purpose in Tuscany, Italy; -- so called from Leghorn, the place of exportation.

Legibility (n.) The quality of being legible; legibleness.

Legible (a.) Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript.

Legible (a.) Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances.

Legibleness (n.) The state or quality of being legible.

Legibly (adv.) In a legible manner.

Legific (a.) Of or pertaining to making laws.

Legion (n.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, -- from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the cavalry being about one tenth.

Legion (n.) A military force; an army; military bands.

Legion (n.) A great number; a multitude.

Legion (n.) A group of orders inferior to a class.

Legionary (a.) Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force.

Legionaries (pl. ) of Legionary

Legionary (n.) A member of a legion.

Legioned (a.) Formed into a legion or legions; legionary.

Legionry (n.) A body of legions; legions, collectively.

Legislated (imp. & p. p.) of Legislate

Legislating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legislate

Legislate (v. i.) To make or enact a law or laws.

Legislation (n.) The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.

Legislative (a.) Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body.

Legislative (a.) Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style.

Legislatively (adv.) In a legislative manner.

Legislator (n.) A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a member of a legislative body.

Legislatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a legislator or legislature.

Legislatorship (n.) The office of a legislator.

Legislatress (n.) Alt. of Legislatrix

Legislatrix (n.) A woman who makes laws.

Legislature (n.) The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.

Legist (n.) One skilled in the laws; a writer on law.

Legitim (a.) The portion of movable estate to which the children are entitled upon the death of the father.

Legitimacy (a.) The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.

Legitimate (a.) Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.

Legitimate (a.) Lawfully begotten; born in wedlock.

Legitimate (a.) Authorized; real; genuine; not false, counterfeit, or spurious; as, legitimate poems of Chaucer; legitimate inscriptions.

Legitimate (a.) Conforming to known principles, or accepted rules; as, legitimate reasoning; a legitimate standard, or method; a legitimate combination of colors.

Legitimate (a.) Following by logical sequence; reasonable; as, a legitimate result; a legitimate inference.

Legitimated (imp. & p. p.) of Legitimate

Legitimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legitimate

Legitimate (v. t.) To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.

Legitimately (adv.) In a legitimate manner; lawfully; genuinely.

Legitimateness (n.) The state or quality of being legitimate; lawfulness; genuineness.

Legitimation (n.) The act of making legitimate.

Legitimation (n.) Lawful birth.

Legitimatist (n.) See Legitimist.

Legitimatize (v. t.) To legitimate.

Legitimism (n.) The principles or plans of legitimists.

Legitimist (n.) One who supports legitimate authority; esp., one who believes in hereditary monarchy, as a divine right.

Legitimist (n.) Specifically, a supporter of the claims of the elder branch of the Bourbon dynasty to the crown of France.

Legitimized (imp. & p. p.) of Legitimize

Legitimizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legitimize

Legitimize (v. t.) To legitimate.

Legless (a.) Not having a leg.

Lego-literary (a.) Pertaining to the literature of law.

Leguleian (a.) Lawyerlike; legal.

Leguleian (n.) A lawyer.

Legume (n.) A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.

Legume (n.) The fruit of leguminous plants, as peas, beans, lupines; pulse.

Legumina (pl. ) of Legumen

Legumens (pl. ) of Legumen

Legumen (n.) Same as Legume.

Legumin (n.) An albuminous substance resembling casein, found as a characteristic ingredient of the seeds of leguminous and grain-bearing plants.

Leguminous (a.) Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse.

Leguminous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.

Leiger (n.) See Leger, n., 2.

Leiotrichan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Leiotrichi.

Leiotrichan (n.) One of the Leiotrichi.

Leiotrichi (n. pl.) The division of mankind which embraces the smooth-haired races.

Leiotrichous (a.) Having smooth, or nearly smooth, hair.

Leipoa (n.) A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a single species (Leipoa ocellata), about the size of a turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and gray. Called also native pheasant.

Leipothymic (a.) See Lipothymic.

Leister (n.) Alt. of Lister

Lister (n.) A spear armed with three or more prongs, for striking fish.

Leisurable (a.) Leisurely.

Leisurable (a.) Vacant of employment; not occupied; idle; leisure; as leisurable hours.

Leisurably (adv.) At leisure.

Leisure (n.) Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.

Leisure (n.) Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.

Leisure (a.) Unemployed; as, leisure hours.

Leisured (a.) Having leisure.

Leisurely (a.) Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk.

Leisurely (adv.) In a leisurely manner.

Leitmotif (n.) See Leading motive, under Leading, a.

Leman (n.) A sweetheart, of either sex; a gallant, or a mistress; -- usually in a bad sense.

Leme (n.) A ray or glimmer of light; a gleam.

Leme (v. i.) To shine.

Lemmata (pl. ) of Lemma

Lemmas (pl. ) of Lemma

Lemma (n.) A preliminary or auxiliary proposition demonstrated or accepted for immediate use in the demonstration of some other proposition, as in mathematics or logic.

Lemman (n.) A leman.

Lemming (n.) Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus, resembling the meadow mice in form. They are found in both hemispheres.

Lemnian (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos.

Lemniscata (n.) Alt. of Lemniscate

Lemniscate (n.) A curve in the form of the figure 8, with both parts symmetrical, generated by the point in which a tangent to an equilateral hyperbola meets the perpendicular on it drawn from the center.

Lemnisci (pl. ) of Lemniscus

Lemniscus (n.) One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.

Lemon (n.) An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange, and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is produced by a tropical tree of the genus Citrus, the common fruit known in commerce being that of the species C. Limonum or C. Medica (var. Limonum). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.

Lemon (n.) The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.

Lemonade (n.) A beverage consisting of lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened.

Lemur (n.) One of a family (Lemuridae) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo.

Lemures (n. pl.) Spirits or ghosts of the departed; specters.

Lemuria (n.) A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant.

Lemurid (a. & n.) Same as Lemuroid.

Lemuridous (a.) Alt. of Lemurine

Lemurine (a.) Lemuroid.

Lemuroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the lemurs or the Lemuroidea.

Lemuroid (n.) One of the Lemuroidea.

Lemuroidea (n. pl.) A suborder of primates, including the lemurs, the aye-aye, and allied species.

Lena (n.) A procuress.

Lent (imp. & p. p.) of Lend

Lending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lend

Lend (v. t.) To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow.

Lend (v. t.) To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food.

Lend (v. t.) To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.

Lend (v. t.) To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.

Lendable (a.