Words whose second letter is F

Afar (adv.) At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

Afeard (p. a.) Afraid.

Afer (n.) The southwest wind.

Affability (n.) The quality of being affable; readiness to converse; courteousness in receiving others and in conversation; complaisant behavior.

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

Affable (a.) Gracious; mild; benign.

Affableness (n.) Affability.

Affably (adv.) In an affable manner; courteously.

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

Affair (n.) That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; -- often in the plural. "At the head of affairs." Junius.

Affair (n.) Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.

Affair (n.) An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.

Affair (n.) Action; endeavor.

Affair (n.) A material object (vaguely designated).

Affamish (v. t. & i.) To afflict with, or perish from, hunger.

Affamishment (n.) Starvation.

Affatuate (v. t.) To infatuate.

Affear (v. t.) To frighten.

Affected (imp. & p. p.) of Affect

Affecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affect

Affect (v. t.) To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.

Affect (v. t.) To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.

Affect (v. t.) To love; to regard with affection.

Affect (v. t.) To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.

Affect (v. t.) To dispose or incline.

Affect (v. t.) To aim at; to aspire; to covet.

Affect (v. t.) To tend to by affinity or disposition.

Affect (v. t.) To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.

Affect (v. t.) To assign; to appoint.

Affect (n.) Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition.

Affectation (n.) An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.

Affectation (n.) A striving after.

Affectation (n.) Fondness; affection.

Affectationist (n.) One who exhibits affectation.

Affected (p. p. & a.) Regarded with affection; beloved.

Affected (p. p. & a.) Inclined; disposed; attached.

Affected (p. p. & a.) Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not natural or real.

Affected (p. p. & a.) Assumed artificially; not natural.

Affected (p. p. & a.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.

Affectedly (adv.) In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality.

Affectedly (adv.) Lovingly; with tender care.

Affectedness (n.) Affectation.

Affecter (n.) One who affects, assumes, pretends, or strives after.

Affectibility (n.) The quality or state of being affectible.

Affectible (a.) That may be affected.

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

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

Affectingly (adv.) In an affecting manner; is a manner to excite emotions.

Affection (n.) The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.

Affection (n.) An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.

Affection (n.) Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.

Affection (n.) A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.

Affection (n.) Prejudice; bias.

Affection (n.) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.

Affection (n.) The lively representation of any emotion.

Affection (n.) Affectation.

Affection (n.) Passion; violent emotion.

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

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

Affectionate (a.) Kindly inclined; zealous.

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

Affectionate (a.) Strongly inclined; -- with to.

Affectionated (a.) Disposed; inclined.

Affectionately (adv.) With affection; lovingly; fondly; tenderly; kindly.

Affectionateness (n.) The quality of being affectionate; fondness; affection.

Affectioned (a.) Disposed.

Affectioned (a.) Affected; conceited.

Affective (a.) Tending to affect; affecting.

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

Affectively (adv.) In an affective manner; impressively; emotionally.

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

Affeer (v. t.) To confirm; to assure.

Affeer (v. t.) To assess or reduce, as an arbitrary penalty or amercement, to a certain and reasonable sum.

Affeerer (n.) Alt. of Affeeror

Affeeror (n.) One who affeers.

Affeerment (n.) The act of affeering.

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

Affettuoso (adv.) With feeling.

Affiance (n.) Plighted faith; marriage contract or promise.

Affiance (n.) Trust; reliance; faith; confidence.

Affianced (imp. / p. p.) of Affiance

Affiancing (p. pr. / vb. n.) of Affiance

Affiance (v. t.) To betroth; to pledge one's faith to for marriage, or solemnly promise (one's self or another) in marriage.

Affiance (v. t.) To assure by promise.

Affiancer (n.) One who makes a contract of marriage between two persons.

Affiant (n.) One who makes an affidavit.

Affidavit (n.) A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized magistrate.

Affile (v. t.) To polish.

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

Affiliated (imp. & p. p.) of Affiliate

Affiliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affiliate

Affiliate (v. t.) To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.

Affiliate (v. t.) To fix the paternity of; -- said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another.

Affiliate (v. t.) To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.

Affiliate (v. t.) To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; -- followed by to or with.

Affiliate (v. i.) To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.

Affiliation (n.) Adoption; association or reception as a member in or of the same family or society.

Affiliation (n.) The establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father; filiation.

Affiliation (n.) Connection in the way of descent.

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

Affine (v. t.) To refine.

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

Affinitative (a.) Of the nature of affinity.

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

Affinities (pl. ) of Affinity

Affinity (n.) Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's blood relations, or between a wife and her husband's blood relations); -- in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relationship by blood; -- followed by with, to, or between.

Affinity (n.) Kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages.

Affinity (n.) Companionship; acquaintance.

Affinity (n.) That attraction which takes place, at an insensible distance, between the heterogeneous particles of bodies, and unites them to form chemical compounds; chemism; chemical or elective affinity or attraction.

Affinity (n.) A relation between species or highe/ groups dependent on resemblance in the whole plan of structure, and indicating community of origin.

Affinity (n.) A superior spiritual relationship or attraction held to exist sometimes between persons, esp. persons of the opposite sex; also, the man or woman who exerts such psychical or spiritual attraction.

Affirmed (imp. & p. p.) of Affirm

Affirming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affirm

Affirm (v. t.) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.

Affirm (v. t.) To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; -- opposed to deny.

Affirm (v. t.) To declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4.

Affirm (v. i.) To declare or assert positively.

Affirm (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration, before an authorized magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation.

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

Affirmance (n.) Confirmation; ratification; confirmation of a voidable act.

Affirmance (n.) A strong declaration; affirmation.

Affirmant (n.) One who affirms or asserts.

Affirmant (n.) One who affirms, instead of taking an oath.

Affirmation (n.) Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.

Affirmation (n.) The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial.

Affirmation (n.) That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive statement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.

Affirmation (n.) A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath, which declaration is in law equivalent to an oath.

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

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

Affirmative (a.) Positive; dogmatic.

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

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

Affirmative (n.) That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative.

Affirmative (n.) A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc.

Affirmatively (adv.) In an affirmative manner; on the affirmative side of a question; in the affirmative; -- opposed to negatively.

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

Affirmer (n.) One who affirms.

Affixed (imp. & p. p.) of Affix

Affixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affix

Affix (v. t.) To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.

Affix (v. t.) To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.

Affix (v. t.) To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.

Affix (v. t.) To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.

Affixes (pl. ) of Affix

Affix (n.) That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.

Affixion (n.) Affixture.

Affixture (n.) The act of affixing, or the state of being affixed; attachment.

Afflation (n.) A blowing or breathing on; inspiration.

Afflatus (n.) A breath or blast of wind.

Afflatus (n.) A divine impartation of knowledge; supernatural impulse; inspiration.

Afflicted (imp. & p. p.) of Afflict

Afflicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Afflict

Afflict (v. t.) To strike or cast down; to overthrow.

Afflict (v. t.) To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.

Afflict (v. t.) To make low or humble.

Afflict (p. p. & a.) Afflicted.

Afflictedness (n.) The state of being afflicted; affliction.

Afflicter (n.) One who afflicts.

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

Affliction (n.) The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief.

Affliction (n.) The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.

Afflictionless (a.) Free from affliction.

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

Afflictively (adv.) In an afflictive manner.

Affluence (n.) A flowing to or towards; a concourse; an influx.

Affluence (n.) An abundant supply, as of thought, words, feelings, etc.; profusion; also, abundance of property; wealth.

Affluency (n.) Affluence.

Affluent (a.) Flowing to; flowing abundantly.

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

Affluent (n.) A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream.

Affluently (adv.) Abundantly; copiously.

Affluentness (n.) Great plenty.

Afflux (n.) A flowing towards; that which flows to; as, an afflux of blood to the head.

Affluxion (n.) The act of flowing towards; afflux.

Affodill (n.) Asphodel.

Afforce (v. t.) To reenforce; to strengthen.

Afforcement (n.) A fortress; a fortification for defense.

Afforcement (n.) A reenforcement; a strengthening.

Afforciament (n.) See Afforcement.

Afforded (imp. & p. p.) of Afford

Affording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Afford

Afford (v. t.) To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish.

Afford (v. t.) To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish; as, a good life affords consolation in old age.

Afford (v. t.) To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury; as, A affords his goods cheaper than B; a man can afford a sum yearly in charity.

Afford (v. t.) To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; -- with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.

Affordable (a.) That may be afforded.

Affordment (n.) Anything given as a help; bestowal.

Afforest (v. t.) To convert into a forest; as, to afforest a tract of country.

Afforestation (n.) The act of converting into forest or woodland.

Afformative (n.) An affix.

Affranchise (v. t.) To make free; to enfranchise.

Affranchisement (n.) The act of making free; enfranchisement.

Affrap (v. t. & i.) To strike, or strike down.

Affrayed (p. p.) of Affray

Affray (v. t.) To startle from quiet; to alarm.

Affray (v. t.) To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.

Affray (v. t.) The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.

Affray (v. t.) Alarm; terror; fright.

Affray (v. t.) A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray.

Affray (v. t.) The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.

Affrayer (n.) One engaged in an affray.

Affrayment (n.) Affray.

Affreight (v. t.) To hire, as a ship, for the transportation of goods or freight.

Affreighter (n.) One who hires or charters a ship to convey goods.

Affreightment (n.) The act of hiring, or the contract for the use of, a vessel, or some part of it, to convey cargo.

Affret (n.) A furious onset or attack.

Affriction (n.) The act of rubbing against.

Affriended (p. p.) Made friends; reconciled.

Affrighted (imp. & p. p.) of Affright

Affrighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affright

Affright (v. t.) To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.

Affright (p. a.) Affrighted.

Affright (n.) Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror.

Affright (n.) The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread.

Affrightedly (adv.) With fright.

Affrighten (v. t.) To frighten.

Affrighter (n.) One who frightens.

Affrightful (a.) Terrifying; frightful.

Affrightment (n.) Affright; the state of being frightened; sudden fear or alarm.

Affronted (imp. & p. p.) of Affront

Affronting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affront

Affront (v. t.) To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face.

Affront (v. t.) To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter.

Affront (v. t.) To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.

Affront (n.) An encounter either friendly or hostile.

Affront (n.) Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult.

Affront (n.) An offense to one's self-respect; shame.

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

Affrontedly (adv.) Shamelessly.

Affrontee (n.) One who receives an affront.

Affronter (n.) One who affronts, or insults to the face.

Affrontingly (adv.) In an affronting manner.

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

Affrontiveness (n.) The quality that gives an affront or offense.

Affused (imp. & p. p.) of Affuse

Affusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affuse

Affuse (v. t.) To pour out or upon.

Affusion (n.) The act of pouring upon, or sprinkling with a liquid, as water upon a child in baptism.

Affusion (n.) The act of pouring water or other fluid on the whole or a part of the body, as a remedy in disease.

Affied (imp. & p. p.) of Affy

Affying (p. pr.) of Affy

Affy (v. t.) To confide (one's self to, or in); to trust.

Affy (v. t.) To betroth or espouse; to affiance.

Affy (v. t.) To bind in faith.

Affy (v. i.) To trust or confide.

Afghan (a.) Of or pertaining to Afghanistan.

Afghan (n.) A native of Afghanistan.

Afghan (n.) A kind of worsted blanket or wrap.

Afield (adv.) To, in, or on the field.

Afield (adv.) Out of the way; astray.

Afire (adv. & a.) On fire.

Aflame (adv. & a.) Inflames; glowing with light or passion; ablaze.

Aflat (adv.) Level with the ground; flat.

Aflaunt (adv. & a.) In a flaunting state or position.

Aflicker (adv. & a.) In a flickering state.

Afloat (adv. & a.) Borne on the water; floating; on board ship.

Afloat (adv. & a.) Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a rumor is afloat.

Afloat (adv. & a.) Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our affairs are all afloat.

Aflow (adv. & a.) Flowing.

Aflush (adv. & a.) In a flushed or blushing state.

Aflush (adv. & a.) On a level.

Aflutter (adv. & a.) In a flutter; agitated.

Afoam (adv. & a.) In a foaming state; as, the sea is all afoam.

Afoot (adv.) On foot.

Afoot (adv.) Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress.

Afore (adv.) Before.

Afore (adv.) In the fore part of a vessel.

Afore (prep.) Before (in all its senses).

Afore (prep.) Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass.

Aforecited (a.) Named or quoted before.

Aforegoing (a.) Going before; foregoing.

Aforehand (adv.) Beforehand; in anticipation.

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

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

Aforenamed (a.) Named before.

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

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

Aforethought (n.) Premeditation.

Aforetime (adv.) In time past; formerly.

A fortiori () With stronger reason.

Afoul (adv. & a.) In collision; entangled.

Afraid (p. a.) Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive.

Afreet (n.) Same as Afrit.

Afresh (adv.) Anew; again; once more; newly.

Afric (a.) African.

Afric (n.) Africa.

African (a.) Of or pertaining to Africa.

African (n.) A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.

Africander (n.) One born in Africa, the offspring of a white father and a "colored" mother. Also, and now commonly in Southern Africa, a native born of European settlers.

Africanism (n.) A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans.

Africanize (v. t.) To place under the domination of Africans or negroes.

Afrit (n.) Alt. of Afreet

Afrite (n.) Alt. of Afreet

Afreet (n.) A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous giant.

Afront (adv.) In front; face to face.

Afront (prep.) In front of.

Aft (adv. & a.) Near or towards the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.

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

After (a.) Hinder; nearer the rear.

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

After (prep.) Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.

After (prep.) Below in rank; next to in order.

After (prep.) Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.

After (prep.) Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.

After (prep.) Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.

After (prep.) Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.

After (prep.) Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.

After (prep.) In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father.

After (prep.) According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.

After (prep.) According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.

After (adv.) Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.

Afterbirth (n.) The placenta and membranes with which the fetus is connected, and which come away after delivery.

Aftercast (n.) A throw of dice after the game in ended; hence, anything done too late.

Afterclap (n.) An unexpected subsequent event; something disagreeable happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.

Aftercrop (n.) A second crop or harvest in the same year.

After damp () An irrespirable gas, remaining after an explosion of fire damp in mines; choke damp. See Carbonic acid.

After-dinner (n.) The time just after dinner.

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

After-eatage (n.) Aftergrass.

Aftereye (v. t.) To look after.

Aftergame (n.) A second game; hence, a subsequent scheme or expedient.

After-glow (n.) A glow of refulgence in the western sky after sunset.

Aftergrass (n.) The grass that grows after the first crop has been mown; aftermath.

Aftergrowth (n.) A second growth or crop, or (metaphorically) development.

Afterguard (n.) The seaman or seamen stationed on the poop or after part of the ship, to attend the after-sails.

After-image (n.) The impression of a vivid sensation retained by the retina of the eye after the cause has been removed; also extended to impressions left of tones, smells, etc.

Afterings (n. pl.) The last milk drawn in milking; strokings.

Aftermath (n.) A second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen.

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

Aftermost (a. superl.) Hindmost; -- opposed to foremost.

Aftermost (a. superl.) Nearest the stern; most aft.

Afternoon (n.) The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.

After-note (n.) One of the small notes occur on the unaccented parts of the measure, taking their time from the preceding note.

Afterpains (n. pl.) The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.

Afterpiece (n.) A piece performed after a play, usually a farce or other small entertainment.

Afterpiece (n.) The heel of a rudder.

After-sails (n.) The sails on the mizzenmast, or on the stays between the mainmast and mizzenmast.

Aftershaft (n.) The hypoptilum.

Aftertaste (n.) A taste which remains in the mouth after eating or drinking.

Afterthought (n.) Reflection after an act; later or subsequent thought or expedient.

Afterwards (adv.) Alt. of Afterward

Afterward (adv.) At a later or succeeding time.

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

After-wit (n.) Wisdom or perception that comes after it can be of use.

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

Aftmost (a.) Nearest the stern.

Aftward (adv.) Toward the stern.

Effable (a.) Capable of being uttered or explained; utterable.

Effaced (imp. & p. p.) of Efface

Effacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Efface

Efface (v. t.) To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or inscribed upon a surface) by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible; as, to efface the letters on a monument, or the inscription on a coin.

Efface (v. t.) To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.

Effaceable (a.) Capable of being effaced.

Effacement (n.) The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.

Effascinate (v. t.) To charm; to bewitch.

Effascination (n.) A charming; state of being bewitched or deluded.

Effect (n.) Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.

Effect (n.) Manifestation; expression; sign.

Effect (n.) In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury.

Effect (n.) Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.

Effect (n.) Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.

Effect (n.) Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to.

Effect (n.) The purport; the sum and substance.

Effect (n.) Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.

Effect (n.) Goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.

Effected (imp. & p. p.) of Effect

Effecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effect

Effect (v. t.) To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.

Effect (v. t.) To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.

Effecter (n.) One who effects.

Effectible (a.) Capable of being done or achieved; practicable; feasible.

Effection (n.) Creation; a doing.

Effective (a.) Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.

Effective (n.) That which produces a given effect; a cause.

Effective (n.) One who is capable of active service.

Effective (n.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.

Effectively (adv.) With effect; powerfully; completely; thoroughly.

Effectiveness (n.) The quality of being effective.

Effectless (a.) Without effect or advantage; useless; bootless.

Effector (n.) An effecter.

Effectual (n.) Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.

Effectually (adv.) With effect; efficaciously.

Effectually (adv.) Actually; in effect.

Effectualness (n.) The quality of being effectual.

Effectuated (imp. & p. p.) of Effectuate

Effectuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effectuate

Effectuate (v. t.) To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill.

Effectuation (n.) Act of effectuating.

Effectuose (a.) Alt. of Effectuous

Effectuous (a.) Effective.

Effectuously (adv.) Effectively.

Effeminacies (pl. ) of Effeminacy

Effeminacy (n.) Characteristic quality of a woman, such as softness, luxuriousness, delicacy, or weakness, which is unbecoming a man; womanish delicacy or softness; -- used reproachfully of men.

Effeminate (a.) Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak.

Effeminate (a.) Womanlike; womanly; tender; -- in a good sense.

Effeminated (imp. & p. p.) of Effeminate

Effeminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effeminate

Effeminate (v. t.) To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.

Effeminate (v. i.) To grow womanish or weak.

Effeminately (adv.) In an effeminate or womanish manner; weakly; softly; delicately.

Effeminately (adv.) By means of a woman; by the power or art of a woman.

Effeminateness (n.) The state of being effeminate; unmanly softness.

Effemination (n.) Effeminacy; womanishness.

Effeminize (v. t.) To make effeminate.

Effendi (n.) Master; sir; -- a title of a Turkish state official and man of learning, especially one learned in the law.

Efferent (a.) Conveying outward, or discharging; -- applied to certain blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc.

Efferent (a.) Conveyed outward; as, efferent impulses, i. e., such as are conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards; -- opposed to afferent.

Efferent (n.) An efferent duct or stream.

Efferous (a.) Like a wild beast; fierce.

Effervesced (imp. & p. p.) of Effervesce

Effervescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effervesce

Effervesce (v. i.) To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part escapes in a gaseous form.

Effervesce (v. i.) To exhibit, in lively natural expression, feelings that can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with joy or merriment.

Effervescence (n.) Alt. of Effervescency

Effervescency (n.) A kind of natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing innumerable small bubbles; as, the effervescence of a carbonate with citric acid.

Effervescent (a.) Gently boiling or bubbling, by means of the disengagement of gas

Effervescible (a.) Capable of effervescing.

Effervescive (a.) Tending to produce effervescence.

Effet (n.) The common newt; -- called also asker, eft, evat, and ewt.

Effete (a.) No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren; sterile.

Efficacious (n.) Possessing the quality of being effective; productive of, or powerful to produce, the effect intended; as, an efficacious law.

Efficacity (n.) Efficacy.

Efficacy (n.) Power to produce effects; operation or energy of an agent or force; production of the effect intended; as, the efficacy of medicine in counteracting disease; the efficacy of prayer.

Efficience (n.) Alt. of Efficiency

Efficiency (n.) The quality of being efficient or producing an effect or effects; efficient power; effectual agency.

Efficiency (n.) The ratio of useful work to energy expended.

Efficient (n.) Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power.

Efficient (n.) An efficient cause; a prime mover.

Efficiently (adv.) With effect; effectively.

Effierce (v. t.) To make fierce.

Effigial (a.) Relating to an effigy.

Effigiate (v. t.) To form as an effigy; hence, to fashion; to adapt.

Effigiation (n.) The act of forming in resemblance; an effigy.

Effigies (n.) See Effigy.

Effigies (pl. ) of Effigy

Effigy (n.) The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals, sometimes applied to portraits.

Efflagitate (v. t.) To ask urgently.

Efflate (v. t.) To fill with breath; to puff up.

Efflation (n.) The act of filling with wind; a breathing or puffing out; a puff, as of wind.

Effloresced (imp. & p. p.) of Effloresce

Efflorescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effloresce

Effloresce (v. i.) To blossom forth.

Effloresce (v. i.) To change on the surface, or throughout, to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, esp. from the loss of water, on simple exposure to the air; as, Glauber's salts, and many others, effloresce.

Effloresce (v. i.) To become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source; as, the walls of limestone caverns sometimes effloresce with nitrate of calcium in consequence of the action in consequence of nitric acid formed in the atmosphere.

Efflorescence (n.) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of flowers; blowth.

Efflorescence (n.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash, measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.

Efflorescence (n.) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc.

Efflorescence (n.) The powder or crust thus formed.

Efflorescency (n.) The state or quality of being efflorescent; efflorescence.

Efflorescent (v. i.) That effloresces, or is liable to effloresce on exposure; as, an efflorescent salt.

Efflorescent (v. i.) Covered with an efflorescence.

Efflower (v. t.) To remove the epidermis of (a skin) with a concave knife, blunt in its middle part, -- as in making chamois leather.

Effluence (n.) A flowing out, or emanation.

Effluence (n.) That which flows or issues from any body or substance; issue; efflux.

Effluency (n.) Effluence.

Effluent (a.) Flowing out; as, effluent beams.

Effluent (n.) A stream that flows out of another stream or lake.

Effluviable (a.) Capable of being given off as an effluvium.

Effluvial (a.) Belonging to effluvia.

Effluviate (v. i.) To give forth effluvium.

Effluvia (pl. ) of Effluvium

Effluvium (a.) Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from diseased or putrefying bodies, or from ill drainage.

Efflux (n.) The act or process of flowing out, or issuing forth; effusion; outflow; as, the efflux of matter from an ulcer; the efflux of men's piety.

Efflux (n.) That which flows out; emanation; effluence.

Efflux (v. i.) To run out; to flow forth; to pass away.

Effluxion (n.) The act of flowing out; effusion.

Effluxion (n.) That which flows out; effluvium; emanation.

Effodient (a.) Digging up.

Efforced (imp. & p. p.) of Efforce

Efforcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Efforce

Efforce (v. t.) To force; to constrain; to compel to yield.

Efform (v. t.) To form; to shape.

Efformation (n.) The act of giving shape or form.

Effort (n.) An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.

Effort (n.) A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.

Effort (v. t.) To stimulate.

Effortless (a.) Making no effort.

Effossion (n.) A digging out or up.

Effranchise (v. t.) To enfranchise.

Effray (v. t.) To frighten; to scare.

Effrayable (a.) Frightful.

Effrenation (n.) Unbridled license; unruliness.

Effront (v. t.) To give assurance to.

Effronteries (pl. ) of Effrontery

Effrontery (n.) Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; barefaced assurance.

Effrontit (a.) Marked by impudence.

Effrontuously (adv.) Impudently.

Effulged (imp. & p. p.) of Effulge

Effulging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effulge

Effulge (v. t.) To cause to shine with abundance of light; to radiate; to beam.

Effulge (v. i.) To shine forth; to beam.

Effulgence (n.) The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor.

Effulgent (a.) Diffusing a flood of light; shining; luminous; beaming; bright; splendid.

Effulgently (adv.) In an effulgent manner.

Effumability (n.) The capability of flying off in fumes or vapor.

Effume (v. t.) To breathe or puff out.

Effund (v. t.) To pour out.

Effuse (a.) Poured out freely; profuse.

Effuse (a.) Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.

Effuse (a.) Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence.

Effuse (a.) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells.

Effuse (n.) Effusion; loss.

Effused (imp. & p. p.) of Effuse

Effusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Effuse

Effuse (v. t.) To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.

Effuse (v. i.) To emanate; to issue.

Effusion (n.) The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.

Effusion (n.) That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.

Effusion (n.) The escape of a fluid out of its natural vessel, either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation through its walls. It may pass into the substance of an organ, or issue upon a free surface.

Effusion (n.) The liquid escaping or exuded.

Effusive (a.) Pouring out; pouring forth freely.

Efreet (n.) See Afrit.

Eft (n.) A European lizard of the genus Seps.

Eft (n.) A salamander, esp. the European smooth newt (Triton punctatus).

Eft (adv.) Again; afterwards; soon; quickly.

Eftsoon (adv.) Alt. of Eftsoons

Eftsoons (adv.) Again; anew; a second time; at once; speedily.

If (conj.) In case that; granting, allowing, or supposing that; -- introducing a condition or supposition.

If (conj.) Whether; -- in dependent questions.

I' faith () In faith; indeed; truly.

Ifere (a.) Together.

Of (prep.) In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as:

Of (prep.) Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.

Of (prep.) Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.

Of (prep.) Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.

Of (prep.) Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company.

Of (prep.) Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.

Of (prep.) Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements.

Of (prep.) Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.

Of (prep.) Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.

Of (prep.) Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.

Of (prep.) Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.

Of (prep.) Denoting passage from one state to another; from.

Of (prep.) During; in the course of.

Off (adv.) In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:

Off (adv.) Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.

Off (adv.) Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.

Off (adv.) Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.

Off (adv.) Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.

Off (adv.) Denoting opposition or negation.

Off (interj.) Away; begone; -- a command to depart.

Off (prep.) Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.

Off (a.) On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse or ox; the off leg.

Off (a.) Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics.

Off (n.) The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.

Offal (n.) The rejected or waste parts of a butchered animal.

Offal (n.) A dead body; carrion.

Offal (n.) That which is thrown away as worthless or unfit for use; refuse; rubbish.

Offcut (n.) That which is cut off.

Offcut (n.) A portion ofthe printed sheet, in certain sizes of books, that is cut off before folding.

Offence (n.) See Offense.

Offended (imp. & p. p.) of Offend

Offending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Offend

Offend (v. t.) To strike against; to attack; to assail.

Offend (v. t.) To displease; to make angry; to affront.

Offend (v. t.) To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.

Offend (v. t.) To transgress; to violate; to sin against.

Offend (v. t.) To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.

Odfend (v. i.) To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime; to stumble; to sin.

Odfend (v. i.) To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.

Offendant (n.) An offender.

Offender (n.) One who offends; one who violates any law, divine or human; a wrongdoer.

Offendress (n.) A woman who offends.

Offense (n.) Alt. of Offence

Offence (n.) The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.

Offence (n.) The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.

Offence (n.) A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin.

Offenseful (a.) Causing offense; displeasing; wrong; as, an offenseful act.

Offenseless (a.) Unoffending; inoffensive.

Offensible (a.) That may give offense.

Offension (n.) Assault; attack.

Offensive (a.) Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words.

Offensive (a.) Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive sounds.

Offensive (a.) Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; -- opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons.

Offensive (n.) The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to defensive.

Offered (imp. & p. p.) of Offer

Offering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Offer

Offer (v. t.) To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.

Offer (v. t.) To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer one's self in marriage.

Offer (v. t.) To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness; as, he offered to help me.

Offer (v. t.) To attempt; to undertake.

Offer (v. t.) To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.

Offer (v. t.) To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.

Offer (v. i.) To present itself; to be at hand.

Offer (v. i.) To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at.

Offer (v. t.) The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.

Offer (v. t.) That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.

Offer (v. t.) Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.

Offerable (a.) Capable of being offered; suitable or worthy to be offered.

Offerer (n.) One who offers; esp., one who offers something to God in worship.

Offering (n.) The act of an offerer; a proffering.

Offering (n.) That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering.

Offering (n.) A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a missionary offering. Specif.: (Ch. of Eng.) Personal tithes payable according to custom, either at certain seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as marriages or christenings.

Offertories (pl. ) of Offertory

Offertory (n.) The act of offering, or the thing offered.

Offertory (n.) An anthem chanted, or a voluntary played on the organ, during the offering and first part of the Mass.

Offertory (n.) That part of the Mass which the priest reads before uncovering the chalice to offer up the elements for consecration.

Offertory (n.) The oblation of the elements.

Offertory (n.) The Scripture sentences said or sung during the collection of the offerings.

Offertory (n.) The offerings themselves.

Offerture (n.) Offer; proposal; overture.

Offhand (a.) Instant; ready; extemporaneous; as, an offhand speech; offhand excuses.

Offhand (adv.) In an offhand manner; as, he replied offhand.

Office (n.) That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty, or a duty that arises from the relations of man to man; as, kind offices, pious offices.

Office (n.) A special duty, trust, charge, or position, conferred by authority and for a public purpose; a position of trust or authority; as, an executive or judical office; a municipal office.

Office (n.) A charge or trust, of a sacred nature, conferred by God himself; as, the office of a priest under the old dispensation, and that of the apostles in the new.

Office (n.) That which is performed, intended, or assigned to be done, by a particular thing, or that which anything is fitted to perform; a function; -- answering to duty in intelligent beings.

Office (n.) The place where a particular kind of business or service for others is transacted; a house or apartment in which public officers and others transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office.

Office (n.) The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.

Office (n.) The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.

Office (n.) Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.

Office (v. t.) To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.

Officeholder (n.) An officer, particularly one in the civil service; a placeman.

Officer (n.) One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer.

Officer (n.) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer.

Officered (imp. & p. p.) of Officer

Officering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Officer

Officer (v. t.) To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.

Officer (v. t.) To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.

Official (n.) Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.

Official (n.) Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report.

Official (n.) Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.

Official (n.) Discharging an office or function.

Official (a.) One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.

Official (a.) An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

Officialism (n.) The state of being official; a system of official government; also, adherence to office routine; red-tapism.

Officialily (n.) See Officialty.

Officially (adv.) By the proper officer; by virtue of the proper authority; in pursuance of the special powers vested in an officer or office; as, accounts or reports officially vertified or rendered; letters officially communicated; persons officially notified.

Officialty (n.) The charge, office, court, or jurisdiction of an official.

Officiant (n.) The officer who officiates or performs an office, as the burial office.

Officiary (a.) Of or pertaining to an office or an officer; official.

Officiated (imp. & p. p.) of Officiate

Officiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Officiate

Officiate (v. i.) To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public service.

Officiate (v. t.) To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function.

Officiator (n.) One who officiates.

Officinal (a.) Used in a shop, or belonging to it.

Officinal (a.) Kept in stock by apothecaries; -- said of such drugs and medicines as may be obtained without special preparation or compounding; not magistral.

Officious (a.) Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty.

Officious (a.) Disposed to serve; kind; obliging.

Officious (a.) Importunately interposing services; intermeddling in affairs in which one has no concern; meddlesome.

Offing (n.) That part of the sea at a good distance from the shore, or where there is deep water and no need of a pilot; also, distance from the shore; as, the ship had ten miles offing; we saw a ship in the offing.

Offish (a.) Shy or distant in manner.

Offlet (n.) A pipe to let off water.

Offscouring (n.) That which is scoured off; hence, refuse; rejected matter; that which is vile or despised.

Offscum (n.) Removed scum; refuse; dross.

Offset (n.) In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something

Offset (n.) A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of Houseleek.

Offset (n.) A sum, account, or value set off against another sum or account, as an equivalent; hence, anything which is given in exchange or retaliation; a set-off.

Offset (n.) A spur from a range of hills or mountains.

Offset (n.) A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; -- called also set-off.

Offset (n.) A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.

Offset (n.) An abrupt bend in an object, as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.

Offset (n.) A more or less distinct transfer of a printed page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor.

Offset (imp. & p. p.) of Offset

Offsetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Offset

Offset (v. t.) To set off; to place over against; to balance; as, to offset one account or charge against another.

Offset (v. t.) To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.

Offset (v. i.) To make an offset.

Offshoot (n.) That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.

Offshore (a.) From the shore; as, an offshore wind; an offshore signal.

Offskip (n.) That part of a landscape which recedes from the spectator into distance.

Offspring (n.sing. & pl.) The act of production; generation.

Offspring (n.sing. & pl.) That which is produced; a child or children; a descendant or descendants, however remote from the stock.

Offspring (n.sing. & pl.) Origin; lineage; family.

Offuscate () Alt. of Offuscation

Offuscation () See Obfuscate, Obfuscation.

Oft (adv.) Often; frequently; not rarely; many times.

Oft (a.) Frequent; often; repeated.

Often (adv.) Frequently; many times; not seldom.

Often (a.) Frequent; common; repeated.

Oftenness (n.) Frequency.

Oftensith (adv.) Frequently; often.

Oftentide (adv.) Frequently; often.

Oftentimes (adv.) Frequently; often; many times.

Ofter (adv.) Compar. of Oft.

Ofttimes (adv.) Frequently; often.

Pfennigs (pl. ) of Pfennig

Pfennige (pl. ) of Pfennig

Pfennig (n.) A small copper coin of Germany. It is the hundredth part of a mark, or about a quarter of a cent in United States currency.

Sforzando (a.) Alt. of Sforzato

Sforzato (a.) Forcing or forced; -- a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; -- marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or /.

Sfumato (a.) Having vague outlines, and colors and shades so mingled as to give a misty appearance; -- said of a painting.

Yfere (adv.) Together. See Ifere.

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