Words whose second letter is G
Aga (n.) Alt. of Agha
Agha (n.) In Turkey, a commander or chief officer. It is used also as a title of respect.
Again (adv.) In return, back; as, bring us word again.
Again (adv.) Another time; once more; anew.
Again (adv.) Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again.
Again (adv.) In any other place.
Again (adv.) On the other hand.
Again (adv.) Moreover; besides; further.
Again (prep.) Alt. of Agains
Agains (prep.) Against; also, towards (in order to meet).
Againbuy (v. t.) To redeem.
Againsay (v. t.) To gainsay.
Against (prep.) Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Against (prep.) From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
Against (prep.) In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.
Against (prep.) By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.
Againstand (v. t.) To withstand.
Againward (adv.) Back again.
Agalactia (n.) Alt. of Agalaxy
Agalaxy (n.) Failure of the due secretion of milk after childbirth.
Agalactous (a.) Lacking milk to suckle with.
Agal-agal (n.) Same as Agar-agar.
Agalloch (n.) Alt. of Agallochum
Agallochum (n.) A soft, resinous wood (Aquilaria Agallocha) of highly aromatic smell, burnt by the orientals as a perfume. It is called also agalwood and aloes wood. The name is also given to some other species.
Agalmatolite (n.) A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, carved into images by the Chinese, and hence called figure stone, and pagodite. It is probably a variety of pinite.
Agama (n.) A genus of lizards, one of the few which feed upon vegetable substances; also, one of these lizards.
Agamis (pl. ) of Agami
Agami (n.) A South American bird (Psophia crepitans), allied to the cranes, and easily domesticated; -- called also the gold-breasted trumpeter. Its body is about the size of the pheasant. See Trumpeter.
Agamic (a.) Produced without sexual union; as, agamic or unfertilized eggs.
Agamic (a.) Not having visible organs of reproduction, as flowerless plants; agamous.
Agamically (adv.) In an agamic manner.
Agamist (n.) An unmarried person; also, one opposed to marriage.
Agamogenesis (n.) Reproduction without the union of parents of distinct sexes: asexual reproduction.
Agamogenetic (n.) Reproducing or produced without sexual union.
Agamous (a.) Having no visible sexual organs; asexual.
Agamous (a.) cryptogamous.
Aganglionic (a.) Without ganglia.
Agape (adv. & a.) Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
Agapae (pl. ) of Agape
Agape (n.) The love feast of the primitive Christians, being a meal partaken of in connection with the communion.
Agar-agar (n.) A fucus or seaweed much used in the East for soups and jellies; Ceylon moss (Gracilaria lichenoides).
Agaric (n.) A fungus of the genus Agaricus, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an example.
Agaric (n.) An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky fungi growing on decaying wood.
Agasp (adv. & a.) In a state of gasping.
Agast (v. t.) Alt. of Aghast
Aghast (v. t.) To affright; to terrify.
Agast (p. p. & a.) See Aghast.
Agastric (a.) Having to stomach, or distinct digestive canal, as the tapeworm.
Agate (adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
Agate (n.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
Agate (n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
Agate (n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
Agate (n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
Agatiferous (a.) Containing or producing agates.
Agatine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, agate.
Agatize (v. t.) To convert into agate; to make resemble agate.
Agaty (a.) Of the nature of agate, or containing agate.
Agave (n.) A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceae) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses.
Agazed (p. p.) Gazing with astonishment; amazed.
Age (n.) The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
Age (n.) That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
Age (n.) The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
Age (n.) One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
Age (n.) Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities; as, to come of age; he (or she) is of age.
Age (n.) The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested; as, the age of consent; the age of discretion.
Age (n.) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.
Age (n.) A great period in the history of the Earth.
Age (n.) A century; the period of one hundred years.
Age (n.) The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.
Age (n.) A long time.
Aged (imp. & p. p.) of Age
Aging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Age
Age (v. i.) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
Age (v. t.) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
Aged (a.) Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being; as, an aged man; an aged oak.
Aged (a.) Belonging to old age.
Aged (a.) Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived; as, a man aged forty years.
Agedly (adv.) In the manner of an aged person.
Agedness (n.) The quality of being aged; oldness.
Ageless (a.) Without old age limits of duration; as, fountains of ageless youth.
Agen (adv. & prep.) See Again.
Agencies (pl. ) of Agency
Agency (n.) The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
Agency (n.) The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another.
Agency (n.) The place of business of am agent.
Agend (n.) See Agendum.
Agenda (pl. ) of Agendum
Agendum (n.) Something to be done; in the pl., a memorandum book.
Agendum (n.) A church service; a ritual or liturgy. [In this sense, usually Agenda.]
Agenesic (a.) Characterized by sterility; infecund.
Agenesis (n.) Any imperfect development of the body, or any anomaly of organization.
Agennesis (n.) Impotence; sterility.
Agent (a.) Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
Agent (n.) One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
Agent (n.) One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
Agent (n.) An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
Agential (a.) Of or pertaining to an agent or an agency.
Agentship (n.) Agency.
Ageratum (n.) A genus of plants, one species of which (A. Mexicanum) has lavender-blue flowers in dense clusters.
Aggeneration (n.) The act of producing in addition.
Agger (n.) An earthwork; a mound; a raised work.
Aggerate (v. t.) To heap up.
Aggeration (n.) A heaping up; accumulation; as, aggerations of sand.
Aggerose (a.) In heaps; full of heaps.
Aggest (v. t.) To heap up.
Agglomerated (imp. & p. p.) of Agglomerate
Agglomerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Agglomerate
Agglomerate (v. t.) To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or anything like a mass.
Agglomerate (v. i.) To collect in a mass.
Agglomerate (a.) Alt. of Agglomerated
Agglomerated (a.) Collected into a ball, heap, or mass.
Agglomerated (a.) Collected into a rounded head of flowers.
Agglomerate (n.) A collection or mass.
Agglomerate (n.) A mass of angular volcanic fragments united by heat; -- distinguished from conglomerate.
Agglomeration (n.) The act or process of collecting in a mass; a heaping together.
Agglomeration (n.) State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.
Agglomerative (a.) Having a tendency to gather together, or to make collections.
Agglutinant (a.) Uniting, as glue; causing, or tending to cause, adhesion.
Agglutinant (n.) Any viscous substance which causes bodies or parts to adhere.
Agglutinated (imp. & p. p.) of Agglutinate
Agglutinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Agglutinate
Agglutinate (v. t.) To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.
Agglutinate (a.) United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.
Agglutinate (a.) Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc. See Agglutination, 2.
Agglutination (n.) The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
Agglutination (n.) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See Agglutinative, 2.
Agglutinative (a.) Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to cause adhesion; adhesive.
Agglutinative (a.) Formed or characterized by agglutination, as a language or a compound.
Aggrace (v. t.) To favor; to grace.
Aggrace (n.) Grace; favor.
Aggrandizable (a.) Capable of being aggrandized.
Aggrandization (n.) Aggrandizement.
Aggrandized (imp. & p. p.) of Aggrandize
Aggrandizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aggrandize
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
Aggrandize (v. i.) To increase or become great.
Aggrandizement (n.) The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement; as, the emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family.
Aggrandizer (n.) One who aggrandizes, or makes great.
Aggrate (a.) To please.
Aggravated (imp. & p. p.) of Aggravate
Aggravating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aggravate
Aggravate (v. t.) To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase.
Aggravate (v. t.) To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.
Aggravate (v. t.) To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances.
Aggravate (v. t.) To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.
Aggravating (a.) Making worse or more heinous; as, aggravating circumstances.
Aggravating (a.) Exasperating; provoking; irritating.
Aggravatingly (adv.) In an aggravating manner.
Aggravation (n.) The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
Aggravation (n.) Exaggerated representation.
Aggravation (n.) An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
Aggravation (n.) Provocation; irritation.
Aggravative (a.) Tending to aggravate.
Aggravative (n.) That which aggravates.
Aggregated (imp. & p. p.) of Aggregate
Aggregating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aggregate
Aggregate (v. t.) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."
Aggregate (v. t.) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
Aggregate (v. t.) To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
Aggregate (a.) Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
Aggregate (a.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
Aggregate (a.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
Aggregate (a.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
Aggregate (a.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
Aggregate (n.) A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
Aggregate (n.) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
Aggregately (adv.) Collectively; in mass.
Aggregation (n.) The act of aggregating, or the state of being aggregated; collection into a mass or sum; a collection of particulars; an aggregate.
Aggregative (a.) Taken together; collective.
Aggregative (a.) Gregarious; social.
Aggregator (n.) One who aggregates.
Aggrege (v. t.) To make heavy; to aggravate.
Aggressed (imp. & p. p.) of Aggress
Aggressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aggress
Aggress (v. i.) To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to make an attack; -- with on.
Aggress (v. t.) To set upon; to attack.
Aggress (n.) Aggression.
Aggression (n.) The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy; unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression. "Aggressions of power."
Aggressive (a.) Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation.
Aggressor (n.) The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant.
Aggrievance (n.) Oppression; hardship; injury; grievance.
Aggrieved (imp. & p. p.) of Aggrieve
Aggrieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aggrieve
Aggrieve (v. t.) To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.
Aggrieve (v. i.) To grieve; to lament.
Aggrouped (imp. & p. p.) of Aggroup
Aggrouping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aggroup
Aggroup (v. t.) To bring together in a group; to group.
Aggroupment (n.) Arrangement in a group or in groups; grouping.
Aggry (a.) Alt. of Aggri
Aggri (a.) Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture; as, aggry beads are found in Ashantee and Fantee in Africa.
Aghast (v. t.) See Agast, v. t.
Aghast (a & p. p.) Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or horror.
Agible (a.) Possible to be done; practicable.
Agile (a.) Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
Agilely (adv.) In an agile manner; nimbly.
Agileness (n.) Agility; nimbleness.
Agility (n.) The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion; as, strength and agility of body.
Agility (n.) Activity; powerful agency.
Agios (pl. ) of Agio
Agio (n.) The premium or percentage on a better sort of money when it is given in exchange for an inferior sort. The premium or discount on foreign bills of exchange is sometimes called agio.
Agiotage (n.) Exchange business; also, stockjobbing; the maneuvers of speculators to raise or lower the price of stocks or public funds.
Agist (v. t.) To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; -- used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.
Agistator (n.) See Agister.
Agister (n.) Alt. of Agistor
Agistor (n.) Formerly, an officer of the king's forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; -- hence called gisttaker, which in England is corrupted into guest-taker.
Agistor (n.) Now, one who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer.
Agistment (n.) Formerly, the taking and feeding of other men's cattle in the king's forests.
Agistment (n.) The taking in by any one of other men's cattle to graze at a certain rate.
Agistment (n.) The price paid for such feeding.
Agistment (n.) A charge or rate against lands; as, an agistment of sea banks, i. e., charge for banks or dikes.
Agitable (a.) Capable of being agitated, or easily moved.
Agitated (imp. & p. p.) of Agitate
Agitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Agitate
Agitate (v. t.) To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
Agitate (v. t.) To move or actuate.
Agitate (v. t.) To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
Agitate (v. t.) To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
Agitate (v. t.) To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
Agitatedly (adv.) In an agitated manner.
Agitation (n.) The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.
Agitation (n.) A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
Agitation (n.) Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
Agitation (n.) Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
Agitative (a.) Tending to agitate.
Agitato (a.) Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic manner.
Agitator (n.) One who agitates; one who stirs up or excites others; as, political reformers and agitators.
Agitator (n.) One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell's time, to look after their interests; -- called also adjutators.
Agitator (n.) An implement for shaking or mixing.
Agleam (adv. & a.) Gleaming; as, faces agleam.
Aglet (n.) Alt. of Aiglet
Aiglet (n.) A tag of a lace or of the points, braids, or cords formerly used in dress. They were sometimes formed into small images. Hence, "aglet baby" (Shak.), an aglet image.
Aiglet (n.) A round white staylace.
Agley (adv.) Aside; askew.
Aglimmer (adv. & a.) In a glimmering state.
Aglitter (adv. & a.) Glittering; in a glitter.
Aglossal (a.) Without tongue; tongueless.
Aglow (adv. & a.) In a glow; glowing; as, cheeks aglow; the landscape all aglow.
Aglutition (n.) Inability to swallow.
Agminal (a.) Pertaining to an army marching, or to a train.
Agminate (a.) Alt. of Agminated
Agminated (a.) Grouped together; as, the agminated glands of Peyer in the small intestine.
Agnail (n.) A corn on the toe or foot.
Agnail (n.) An inflammation or sore under or around the nail; also, a hangnail.
Agnate (a.) Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor.
Agnate (a.) Allied; akin.
Agnate (n.) A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males.
Agnatic (a.) Pertaining to descent by the male line of ancestors.
Agnation (n.) Consanguinity by a line of males only, as distinguished from cognation.
Agnition (n.) Acknowledgment.
Agnize (v. t.) To recognize; to acknowledge.
Agnoiology (n.) The doctrine concerning those things of which we are necessarily ignorant.
Agnomen (n.) An additional or fourth name given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or event; as, Publius Caius Scipio Africanus.
Agnomen (n.) An additional name, or an epithet appended to a name; as, Aristides the Just.
Agnominate (v. t.) To name.
Agnomination (n.) A surname.
Agnomination (n.) Paronomasia; also, alliteration; annomination.
Agnostic (a.) Professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining to or involving agnosticism.
Agnostic (n.) One who professes ignorance, or denies that we have any knowledge, save of phenomena; one who supports agnosticism, neither affirming nor denying the existence of a personal Deity, a future life, etc.
Agnosticism (n.) That doctrine which, professing ignorance, neither asserts nor denies.
Agnosticism (n.) The doctrine that the existence of a personal Deity, an unseen world, etc., can be neither proved nor disproved, because of the necessary limits of the human mind (as sometimes charged upon Hamilton and Mansel), or because of the insufficiency of the evidence furnished by physical and physical data, to warrant a positive conclusion (as taught by the school of Herbert Spencer); -- opposed alike dogmatic skepticism and to dogmatic theism.
Agnuses (pl. ) of Agnus
Agni (pl. ) of Agnus
Agnus (n.) Agnus Dei.
Agnus castus () A species of Vitex (V. agnus castus); the chaste tree.
Agnus Dei () A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag.
Agnus Dei () A cake of wax stamped with such a figure. It is made from the remains of the paschal candles and blessed by the Pope.
Agnus Dei () A triple prayer in the sacrifice of the Mass, beginning with the words "Agnus Dei."
Ago (a. & adv.) Past; gone by; since; as, ten years ago; gone long ago.
Agog (a. & adv.) In eager desire; eager; astir.
Agoing (adv.) In motion; in the act of going; as, to set a mill agoing.
Agones (pl. ) of Agon
Agon (n.) A contest for a prize at the public games.
Agone (a. & adv.) Ago.
Agone (n.) Agonic line.
Agonic (a.) Not forming an angle.
Agonism (n.) Contention for a prize; a contest.
Agonist (n.) One who contends for the prize in public games.
Agonistic (a.) Alt. of Agonistical
Agonistical (a.) Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.
Agonistically (adv.) In an agonistic manner.
Agonistics (n.) The science of athletic combats, or contests in public games.
Agonized (imp. & p. p.) of Agonize
Agonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Agonize
Agonize (v. i.) To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
Agonize (v. i.) To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.
Agonize (v. t.) To cause to suffer agony; to subject to extreme pain; to torture.
Agonizingly (adv.) With extreme anguish or desperate struggles.
Agonothete (n.) An officer who presided over the great public games in Greece.
Agonothetic (a.) Pertaining to the office of an agonothete.
Agonies (pl. ) of Agony
Agony (n.) Violent contest or striving.
Agony (n.) Pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief; specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.
Agony (n.) Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
Agony (n.) The last struggle of life; death struggle.
Agood (adv.) In earnest; heartily.
Agora (n.) An assembly; hence, the place of assembly, especially the market place, in an ancient Greek city.
Agouara (n.) The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus), found in the tropical parts of America.
Agouta (n.) A small insectivorous mammal (Solenodon paradoxus), allied to the moles, found only in Hayti.
Agouti (n.) Alt. of Agouty
Agouty (n.) A rodent of the genus Dasyprocta, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common species is the Dasyprocta agouti.
Agrace (n. & v.) See Aggrace.
Agraffe (n.) A hook or clasp.
Agraffe (n.) A hook, eyelet, or other device by which a piano wire is so held as to limit the vibration.
Agrammatist (n.) A illiterate person.
Agraphia (n.) The absence or loss of the power of expressing ideas by written signs. It is one form of aphasia.
Agraphic (a.) Characterized by agraphia.
Agrappes (n. pl.) Hooks and eyes for armor, etc.
Agrarian (a.) Pertaining to fields, or lands, or their tenure; esp., relating to an equal or equitable division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome, which distributed the conquered and other public lands among citizens.
Agrarian (a.) Wild; -- said of plants growing in the fields.
Agrarian (n.) One in favor of an equal division of landed property.
Agrarian (n.) An agrarian law.
Agrarianism (n.) An equal or equitable division of landed property; the principles or acts of those who favor a redistribution of land.
Agrarianize (v. t.) To distribute according to, or to imbue with, the principles of agrarianism.
Agre (adv.) Alt. of Agree
Agree (adv.) In good part; kindly.
Agreed (imp. & p. p.) of Agree
Agreeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Agree
Agree (v. i.) To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur; as, all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
Agree (v. i.) To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
Agree (v. i.) To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
Agree (v. i.) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
Agree (v. i.) To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
Agree (v. i.) To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
Agree (v. t.) To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends.
Agree (v. t.) To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences.
Agreeability (n.) Easiness of disposition.
Agreeability (n.) The quality of being, or making one's self, agreeable; agreeableness.
Agreeable (a.) Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful; as, agreeable manners or remarks; an agreeable person; fruit agreeable to the taste.
Agreeable (a.) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
Agreeable (a.) Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; -- followed by to, rarely by with.
Agreeable (a.) In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; -- in this sense used adverbially for agreeably; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.
Agreeableness (n.) The quality of being agreeable or pleasing; that quality which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses.
Agreeableness (n.) The quality of being agreeable or suitable; suitableness or conformity; consistency.
Agreeableness (n.) Resemblance; concordance; harmony; -- with to or between.
Agreeably (adv.) In an agreeably manner; in a manner to give pleasure; pleasingly.
Agreeably (adv.) In accordance; suitably; consistently; conformably; -- followed by to and rarely by with. See Agreeable, 4.
Agreeably (adv.) Alike; similarly.
Agreeingly (adv.) In an agreeing manner (to); correspondingly; agreeably.
Agreement (n.) State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council.
Agreement (n.) Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
Agreement (n.) A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract.
Agreement (n.) The language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises.
Agreer (n.) One who agrees.
Agrestic (a.) Pertaining to fields or the country, in opposition to the city; rural; rustic; unpolished; uncouth.
Agrestical (a.) Agrestic.
Agricolation (n.) Agriculture.
Agricolist (n.) A cultivator of the soil; an agriculturist.
Agricultor (n.) An agriculturist; a farmer.
Agricultural (a.) Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, etc.
Agriculturalist (n.) An agriculturist (which is the preferred form.)
Agriculture (n.) The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.
Agriculturism (n.) Agriculture.
Agriculturist (n.) One engaged or skilled in agriculture; a husbandman.
Agrief (adv.) In grief; amiss.
Agrimony (n.) A genus of plants of the Rose family.
Agrimony (n.) The name is also given to various other plants; as, hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum); water agrimony (Bidens).
Agrin (adv. & a.) In the act of grinning.
Agriologist (n.) One versed or engaged in agriology.
Agriology (n.) Description or comparative study of the customs of savage or uncivilized tribes.
Agrise (v. i.) To shudder with terror; to tremble with fear.
Agrise (v. t.) To shudder at; to abhor; to dread; to loathe.
Agrise (v. t.) To terrify; to affright.
Agrom (n.) A disease occurring in Bengal and other parts of the East Indies, in which the tongue chaps and cleaves.
Agronomic () Alt. of Agronomical
Agronomical () Pertaining to agronomy, of the management of farms.
Agronomics (n.) The science of the distribution and management of land.
Agronomist (n.) One versed in agronomy; a student of agronomy.
Agronomy (n.) The management of land; rural economy; agriculture.
Agrope (adv. & a.) In the act of groping.
Agrostis (n.) A genus of grasses, including species called in common language bent grass. Some of them, as redtop (Agrostis vulgaris), are valuable pasture grasses.
Agrostographic (a.) Alt. of Agrostographical
Agrostographical (a.) Pertaining to agrostography.
Agrostography (n.) A description of the grasses.
Agrostologic (a.) Alt. of Agrostological
Agrostological (a.) Pertaining to agrostology.
Agrostologist (n.) One skilled in agrostology.
Agrostology (n.) That part of botany which treats of the grasses.
Aground (adv. & a.) On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground.
Agroupment (n.) See Aggroupment.
Agrypnotic (n.) Anything which prevents sleep, or produces wakefulness, as strong tea or coffee.
Aguardiente (n.) A inferior brandy of Spain and Portugal.
Aguardiente (n.) A strong alcoholic drink, especially pulque.
Ague (n.) An acute fever.
Ague (n.) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
Ague (n.) The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
Ague (n.) A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.
Agued (imp. & p. p.) of Ague
Ague (v. t.) To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
Aguilt (v. t.) To be guilty of; to offend; to sin against; to wrong.
Aguise (n.) Dress.
Aguise (v. t.) To dress; to attire; to adorn.
Aguish (a.) Having the qualities of an ague; somewhat cold or shivering; chilly; shaky.
Aguish (a.) Productive of, or affected by, ague; as, the aguish districts of England.
Agush (adv. & a.) In a gushing state.
Agynous (a.) Without female organs; male.
Egad (interj.) An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise, etc.
Egal (a.) Equal; impartial.
Egality (n.) Equality.
Egean (a.) See Aegean.
Egence (n.) The state of needing, or of suffering a natural want.
Eger (a.) Alt. of Egre
Egre (a.) Sharp; bitter; acid; sour.
Eger (n.) An impetuous flood; a bore. See Eagre.
Egerminate (v. i.) To germinate.
Egest (v. t.) To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement; to excrete, as the indigestible matter of the food; in an extended sense, to excrete by the lungs, skin, or kidneys.
Egesta (n. pl.) That which is egested or thrown off from the body by the various excretory channels; excrements; -- opposed to ingesta.
Egestion (n.) Act or process of egesting; a voiding.
Egg (n.) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
Egg (n.) A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
Egg (n.) Anything resembling an egg in form.
Egged (imp. & p. p.) of Egg
Egging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Egg
Egg (v. t.) To urge on; to instigate; to incite/
Eggar (n.) Any bombycid moth of the genera Eriogaster and Lasiocampa; as, the oak eggar (L. roboris) of Europe.
Egg-bird (n.) A species of tern, esp. the sooty tern (Sterna fuliginosa) of the West Indies. In the Bahama Islands the name is applied to the tropic bird, Phaethon flavirostris.
Egg-cup (n.) A cup used for holding an egg, at table.
Eggement (n.) Instigation; incitement.
Egger (n.) One who gathers eggs; an eggler.
Egger (v. t.) One who eggs or incites.
Eggery (n.) A place where eggs are deposited (as by sea birds) or kept; a nest of eggs.
Egg-glass (n.) A small sandglass, running about three minutes, for marking time in boiling eggs; also, a small glass for holding an egg, at table.
Egghot (n.) A kind of posset made of eggs, brandy, sugar, and ale.
Eggler (n.) One who gathers, or deals in, eggs.
Eggnog (n.) A drink consisting of eggs beaten up with sugar, milk, and (usually) wine or spirits.
Eggplant (n.) A plant (Solanum Melongena), of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, smooth, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple.
Egg-shaped (a.) Resembling an egg in form; ovoid.
Eggshell (n.) The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.
Eggshell (n.) A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the genus Ovulum, resembling an egg in form.
Egg squash () A variety of squash with small egg-shaped fruit.
Eghen (n. pl.) Eyes.
Egilopical (a.) Pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with, an aegilops, or tumor in the corner of the eye.
Egilops (n.) See Aegilops.
Eglandulose (a.) Alt. of Eglandulous
Eglandulous (a.) Destitute of glands.
Eglantine (n.) A species of rose (Rosa Eglanteria), with fragrant foliage and flowers of various colors.
Eglantine (n.) The sweetbrier (R. rubiginosa).
Eglatere (n.) Eglantine.
Egling (n.) The European perch when two years old.
Eglomerate (v. t.) To unwind, as a thread from a ball.
Ego (n.) The conscious and permanent subject of all psychical experiences, whether held to be directly known or the product of reflective thought; -- opposed to non-ego.
Egoical (a.) Pertaining to egoism.
Egoism (n.) The doctrine of certain extreme adherents or disciples of Descartes and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which finds all the elements of knowledge in the ego and the relations which it implies or provides for.
Egoism (n.) Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness; -- opposed to altruism.
Egoist (n.) One given overmuch to egoism or thoughts of self.
Egoist (n.) A believer in egoism.
Egoistic (a.) Alt. of Egoistical
Egoistical (a.) Pertaining to egoism; imbued with egoism or excessive thoughts of self; self-loving.
Egoistically (adv.) In an egoistic manner.
Egoity (n.) Personality.
Egomism (n.) Egoism.
Egophonic (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, egophony.
Egophony (n.) The sound of a patient's voice so modified as to resemble the bleating of a goat, heard on applying the ear to the chest in certain diseases within its cavity, as in pleurisy with effusion.
Egotheism (n.) The deification of self.
Egotism (n.) The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense of egoism.
Egotist (n.) One addicted to egotism; one who speaks much of himself or magnifies his own achievements or affairs.
Egotistic (a.) Alt. of Egotistical
Egotistical (a.) Addicted to, or manifesting, egotism.
Egotistically (adv.) With egotism.
Egotized (imp. & p. p.) of Egotize
Egotizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Egotize
Egotize (v. i.) To talk or write as an egotist.
Egranulose (a.) Having no granules, as chlorophyll in certain conditions.
Egre (a. & n.) See Eager, and Eagre.
Egregious (a.) Surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished (in a bad sense); -- formerly used with words importing a good quality, but now joined with words having a bad sense; as, an egregious rascal; an egregious ass; an egregious mistake.
Egregiously (adv.) Greatly; enormously; shamefully; as, egregiously cheated.
Egregiousness (n.) The state of being egregious.
Egremoin (n.) Agrimony (Agrimonia Eupatoria).
Egress (n.) The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave; departure.
Egress (n.) The passing off from the sun's disk of an inferior planet, in a transit.
Egress (v. i.) To go out; to depart; to leave.
Egression (n.) The act of going; egress.
Egressor (n.) One who goes out.
Egret (n.) The name of several species of herons which bear plumes on the back. They are generally white. Among the best known species are the American egret (Ardea, / Herodias, egretta); the great egret (A. alba); the little egret (A. garzetta), of Europe; and the American snowy egret (A. candidissima).
Egret (n.) A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.
Egret (n.) The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, as the down of the thistle.
Egret (n.) A kind of ape.
Egrette (n.) Same as Egret, n., 2.
Egrimony () The herb agrimony.
Egrimony (n.) Sorrow.
Egriot (n.) A kind of sour cherry.
Egritude (n.) Sickness; ailment; sorrow.
Egyptian (a.) Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa.
Egyptian (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the Egyptian language.
Egyptian (n.) A gypsy.
Egyptized (imp. & p. p.) of Egyptize
Egyptizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Egyptize
Egyptize (v. t.) To give an Egyptian character or appearance to.
Egyptologer (n.) Alt. of Egyptologist
Egyptologist (n.) One skilled in the antiquities of Egypt; a student of Egyptology.
Egyptological (a.) Of, pertaining to, or devoted to, Egyptology.
Egyptology (n.) The science or study of Egyptian antiquities, esp. the hieroglyphics.
Igasuric (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, nux vomica or St. Ignatius's bean; as, igasuric acid.
Igasurine (n.) An alkaloid found in nux vomica, and extracted as a white crystalline substance.
Igloo (n.) An Eskimo snow house.
Igloo (n.) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
Ignatius bean () See Saint Ignatius's bean, under Saint.
Igneous (a.) Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance.
Igneous (a.) Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks.
Ignescent (a.) Emitting sparks of fire when struck with steel; scintillating; as, ignescent stones.
Ignicolist (n.) A worshiper of fire.
Igniferous (a.) Producing fire.
Ignifluous (a.) Flowing with fire.
Ignified (imp. & p. p.) of Ignify
Ignifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ignify
Ignify (v. t.) To form into fire.
Ignigenous (a.) Produced by the action of fire, as lava.
Ignipotence (n.) Power over fire.
Ignipotent (a.) Presiding over fire; also, fiery.
Ignes fatui (pl. ) of Ignis fatuus
Ignis fatuus () A phosphorescent light that appears, in the night, over marshy ground, supposed to be occasioned by the decomposition of animal or vegetable substances, or by some inflammable gas; -- popularly called also Will-with-the-wisp, or Will-o'-the-wisp, and Jack-with-a-lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern.
Ignis fatuus () Fig.: A misleading influence; a decoy.
Ignited (imp. & p. p.) of Ignite
Igniting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ignite
Ignite (v. t.) To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
Ignite (v. t.) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
Ignite (v. i.) To take fire; to begin to burn.
Ignitible (a.) Capable of being ignited.
Ignition (n.) The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.
Ignition (n.) The state of being ignited or kindled.
Ignitor (n.) One who, or that which, produces ignition; especially, a contrivance for igniting the powder in a torpedo or the like.
Ignivomous (a.) Vomiting fire.
Ignobility (n.) Ignobleness.
Ignoble (a.) Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble.
Ignoble (a.) Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.
Ignoble (a.) Not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain hawks, as the goshawk.
Ignoble (v. t.) To make ignoble.
Ignobleness (n.) State or quality of being ignoble.
Ignobly (adv.) In an ignoble manner; basely.
Ignominious (a.) Marked with ignominy; in curring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
Ignominious (a.) Deserving ignominy; despicable.
Ignominious (a.) Humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or sentence.
Ignominiously (adv.) In an ignominious manner; disgracefully; shamefully; ingloriously.
Ignominies (pl. ) of Ignominy
Ignominy (n.) Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
Ignominy (n.) An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
Ignomy (n.) Ignominy.
Ignoramus (n.) We are ignorant; we ignore; -- being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used.
Ignoramuses (pl. ) of Ignoramus
Ignoramus (n.) A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
Ignorance (n.) The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.
Ignorance (n.) A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have.
Ignorant (a.) Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened.
Ignorant (a.) Unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; -- used with of.
Ignorant (a.) Unknown; undiscovered.
Ignorant (a.) Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
Ignorant (n.) A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous.
Ignorantism (n.) The spirit of those who extol the advantage to ignorance; obscuriantism.
Ignorantist (n.) One opposed to the diffusion of knowledge; an obscuriantist.
Ignorantly (adv.) In a ignorant manner; without knowledge; inadvertently.
Ignored (imp. & p. p.) of Ignore
Ignoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ignore
Ignore (v. t.) To be ignorant of or not acquainted with.
Ignore (v. t.) To throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; -- said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for want of evidence. See Ignoramus.
Ignore (v. t.) Hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person.
Ignoscible (a.) Pardonable.
Ignote (a.) Unknown.
Ignote (n.) One who is unknown.
Iguana (n.) Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidae. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.
Iguanian (a.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the iguana.
Iguanid (a.) Same as Iguanoid.
Iguanodon (n.) A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe. See Illustration in Appendix.
Iguanodont (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Iguanodon.
Iguanoid (a.) Pertaining to the Iguanidae.
Ngina (n.) The gorilla.
Ogam (n.) Same as Ogham.
Ogdoad (n.) A thing made up of eight parts.
Ogdoastich (n.) A poem of eight lines.
Ogee (n.) A molding, the section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa. See Illust. under Cyma.
Ogee (n.) Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose.
Ogeechee lime () The acid, olive-shaped, drupaceous fruit of a species of tupelo (Nyssa capitata) which grows in swamps in Georgia and Florida.
Ogeechee lime () The tree which bears this fruit.
Ogganition (n.) Snarling; grumbling.
Ogham (n.) A particular kind of writing practiced by the ancient Irish, and found in inscriptions on stones, metals, etc.
Ogive (n.) The arch or rib which crosses a Gothic vault diagonally.
Ogled (imp. & p. p.) of Ogle
Ogling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ogle
Ogle (v. t.) To view or look at with side glances, as in fondness, or with a design to attract notice.
Ogle (n.) An amorous side glance or look.
Ogler (n.) One who ogles.
Oglio (n.) See Olio.
Ogre (n.) An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel monster.
Ogreish (a.) Resembling an ogre; having the character or appearance of an ogre; suitable for an ogre.
Ogress (n.) A female ogre.
Ogreism (n.) Alt. of Ogrism
Ogrism (n.) The character or manners of an ogre.
Ogygian (a.) Of or pertaining to Ogyges, a mythical king of ancient Attica, or to a great deluge in Attica in his days; hence, primeval; of obscure antiquity.
Sgraffito (a.) Scratched; -- said of decorative painting of a certain style, in which a white overland surface is cut or scratched through, so as to form the design from a dark ground underneath.
Ugh (interj.) An exclamation expressive of disgust, horror, or recoil. Its utterance is usually accompanied by a shudder.
Uglesome (a.) Ugly.
Uglify (v. t.) To disfigure; to make ugly.
Uglily (adv.) In an ugly manner; with deformity.
Ugliness (n.) The quality or state of being ugly.
Ugly (superl.) Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed.
Ugly (superl.) Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly.
Ugly (superl.) Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer.
Ugly (n.) A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet.
Ugly (v. t.) To make ugly.
Ugrian (n. pl.) A Mongolian race, ancestors of the Finns.
Ugsome (a.) Ugly; offensive; loathsome.
Ygdrasyl (n.) See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Yghe (n.) Eye.
Ygo (p. p.) Gone.
Yground () p. p. of Grind.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".