Words whose second letter is L

Al (a.) All.

Al- (A prefix.) All; wholly; completely; as, almighty, almost.

Al- (A prefix.) To; at; on; -- in OF. shortened to a-. See Ad-.

Al- (A prefix.) The Arabic definite article answering to the English the; as, Alkoran, the Koran or the Book; alchemy, the chemistry.

Al (conj.) Although; if.

Alae (pl. ) of Ala

Ala (n.) A winglike organ, or part.

Alabama period () A period in the American eocene, the lowest in the tertiary age except the lignitic.

Alabaster (n.) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc.

Alabaster (n.) A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster.

Alabaster (n.) A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; -- so called from the stone of which it was originally made.

Alabastrian (a.) Alabastrine.

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

Alabastra (pl. ) of Alabastrum

Alabastrum (n.) A flower bud.

Alack (interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow.

Alackaday (interj.) An exclamation expressing sorrow.

Alacrify (v. t.) To rouse to action; to inspirit.

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

Alacriously (adv.) With alacrity; briskly.

Alacriousness (n.) Alacrity.

Alacrity (n.) A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy.

Aladinist (n.) One of a sect of freethinkers among the Mohammedans.

Alalonga (n.) Alt. of Alilonghi

Alilonghi (n.) The tunny. See Albicore.

Alamire (n.) The lowest note but one in Guido Aretino's scale of music.

Alamodality (n.) The quality of being a la mode; conformity to the mode or fashion; fashionableness.

Alamode (adv. & a.) According to the fashion or prevailing mode.

Alamode (n.) A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; -- often called simply mode.

Alamort (a.) To the death; mortally.

Alan (n.) A wolfhound.

Aland (adv.) On land; to the land; ashore.

Alanine (n.) A white crystalline base, C3H7NO2, derived from aldehyde ammonia.

Alantin (n.) See Inulin.

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

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

Alarm (n.) A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.

Alarm (n.) Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.

Alarm (n.) A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.

Alarm (n.) Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.

Alarm (n.) A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.

Alarmed (imp. & p. p.) of Alarm

Alarming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alarm

Alarm (v. t.) To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.

Alarm (v. t.) To keep in excitement; to disturb.

Alarm (v. t.) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

Alarmable (a.) Easily alarmed or disturbed.

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

Alarmedly (adv.) In an alarmed manner.

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

Alarmist (n.) One prone to sound or excite alarms, especially, needless alarms.

Alarum (n.) See Alarm.

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

Alas (interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.

Alate (adv.) Lately; of late.

Alate (a.) Alt. of Alated

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

Alatern (n.) Alt. of Alaternus

Alaternus (n.) An ornamental evergreen shrub (Rhamnus alaternus) belonging to the buckthorns.

Alation (n.) The state of being winged.

Alaunt (n.) See Alan.

Alb (n.) A vestment of white linen, reaching to the feet, an enveloping the person; -- in the Roman Catholic church, worn by those in holy orders when officiating at mass. It was formerly worn, at least by clerics, in daily life.

Albacore (n.) See Albicore.

Alban (n.) A white crystalline resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by the action of alcohol or ether.

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

Albanian (n.) A native of Albania.

Albata (n.) A white metallic alloy; which is made into spoons, forks, teapots, etc. British plate or German silver. See German silver, under German.

Albatross (n.) A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere.

Albe (conj.) Alt. of Albee

Albee (conj.) Although; albeit.

Albedo (n.) Whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface.

Albeit (conj.) Even though; although; notwithstanding.

Albertite (n.) A bituminous mineral resembling asphaltum, found in the county of A. /bert, New Brunswick.

Albertype (n.) A picture printed from a kind of gelatine plate produced by means of a photographic negative.

Albescence (n.) The act of becoming white; whitishness.

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

Albicant (a.) Growing or becoming white.

Albication (n.) The process of becoming white, or developing white patches, or streaks.

Albicore (n.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family, esp. Orcynus alalonga. One species (Orcynus thynnus), common in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, is called in New England the horse mackerel; the tunny.

Albification (n.) The act or process of making white.

Albigenses (n. pl.) Alt. of Albigeois

Albigeois (n. pl.) A sect of reformers opposed to the church of Rome in the 12th centuries.

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

Albiness (n.) A female albino.

Albinism (n.) The state or condition of being an albino: abinoism; leucopathy.

Albinistic (a.) Affected with albinism.

Albinos (pl. ) of Albino

Albino (n.) A person, whether negro, Indian, or white, in whom by some defect of organization the substance which gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes is deficient or in a morbid state. An albino has a skin of a milky hue, with hair of the same color, and eyes with deep red pupil and pink or blue iris. The term is also used of the lower animals, as white mice, elephants, etc.; and of plants in a whitish condition from the absence of chlorophyll.

Albinoism (n.) The state or condition of being an albino; albinism.

Albinotic (a.) Affected with albinism.

Albion (n.) An ancient name of England, still retained in poetry.

Albite (n.) A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar.

Albolith (n.) A kind of plastic cement, or artificial stone, consisting chiefly of magnesia and silica; -- called also albolite.

Alborak (n.) The imaginary milk-white animal on which Mohammed was said to have been carried up to heaven; a white mule.

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

Albugines (pl. ) of Albugo

Albugo (n.) Same as Leucoma.

Album (n.) A white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc.

Album (n.) A register for visitors' names; a visitors' book.

Album (n.) A blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs, etc.

Albumen (n.) The white of an egg.

Albumen (n.) Nourishing matter stored up within the integuments of the seed in many plants, but not incorporated in the embryo. It is the floury part in corn, wheat, and like grains, the oily part in poppy seeds, the fleshy part in the cocoanut, etc.

Albumen (n.) Same as Albumin.

Albumenized (imp. & p. p.) of Albumenize

Albumenizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Albumenize

Albumenize (v. t.) To cover or saturate with albumen; to coat or treat with an albuminous solution; as, to albumenize paper.

Album Graecum () Dung of dogs or hyenas, which becomes white by exposure to air. It is used in dressing leather, and was formerly used in medicine.

Albumin (n.) A thick, viscous nitrogenous substance, which is the chief and characteristic constituent of white of eggs and of the serum of blood, and is found in other animal substances, both fluid and solid, also in many plants. It is soluble in water and is coagulated by heat and by certain chemical reagents.

Albuminate (n.) A substance produced by the action of an alkali upon albumin, and resembling casein in its properties; also, a compound formed by the union of albumin with another substance.

Albuminiferous (a.) Supplying albumen.

Albuminimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of albumen in a liquid.

Albuminin (n.) The substance of the cells which inclose the white of birds' eggs.

Albuminiparous (a.) Producing albumin.

Albuminoid (a.) Resembling albumin.

Albuminoid (n.) One of a class of organic principles (called also proteids) which form the main part of organized tissues.

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

Albuminose (n.) A diffusible substance formed from albumin by the action of natural or artificial gastric juice. See Peptone.

Albuminous (a.) Alt. of Albuminose

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

Albuminuria (n.) A morbid condition in which albumin is present in the urine.

Albumose (n.) A compound or class of compounds formed from albumin by dilute acids or by an acid solution of pepsin. Used also in combination, as antialbumose, hemialbumose.

Alburn (n.) The bleak, a small European fish having scales of a peculiarly silvery color which are used in making artificial pearls.

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

Alburnum (n.) The white and softer part of wood, between the inner bark and the hard wood or duramen; sapwood.

Albyn (n.) Scotland; esp. the Highlands of Scotland.

Alcade (n.) Same as Alcaid.

Alcahest (n.) Same as Alkahest.

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

Alcaic (n.) A kind of verse, so called from Alcaeus. One variety consists of five feet, a spondee or iambic, an iambic, a long syllable, and two dactyls.

Alcaid (n.) Alt. of Alcayde

Alcayde (n.) A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors.

Alcayde (n.) The warden, or keeper of a jail.

Alcalde (n.) A magistrate or judge in Spain and in Spanish America, etc.

Alcalimeter (n.) See Alkalimeter.

Alcanna (n.) An oriental shrub (Lawsonia inermis) from which henna is obtained.

Alcarrazas (pl. ) of Alcarraza

Alcarraza (n.) A vessel of porous earthenware, used for cooling liquids by evaporation from the exterior surface.

Alcayde (n.) Same as Alcaid.

Alcazar (n.) A fortress; also, a royal palace.

Alcedo (n.) A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (Alcedo ispida). See Halcyon.

Alchemic (a.) Alt. of Alchemical

Alchemical (a.) Of or relating to alchemy.

Alchemically (adv.) In the manner of alchemy.

Alchemist (n.) One who practices alchemy.

Alchemistic (a.) Alt. of Alchemistical

Alchemistical (a.) Relating to or practicing alchemy.

Alchemistry (n.) Alchemy.

Alchemize (v. t.) To change by alchemy; to transmute.

Alchemy (n.) An imaginary art which aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, to find the panacea, or universal remedy for diseases, etc. It led the way to modern chemistry.

Alchemy (n.) A mixed metal composed mainly of brass, formerly used for various utensils; hence, a trumpet.

Alchemy (n.) Miraculous power of transmuting something common into something precious.

Alchymic (n.) Alt. of Alchymy

Alchymist (n.) Alt. of Alchymy

Alchymistic (n.) Alt. of Alchymy

Alchymy (n.) See Alchemic, Alchemist, Alchemistic, Alchemy.

Alco (n.) A small South American dog, domesticated by the aborigines.

Alcoate (n.) Alt. of Alcohate

Alcohate (n.) Shortened forms of Alcoholate.

Alcohol (n.) An impalpable powder.

Alcohol (n.) The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.

Alcohol (n.) Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.

Alcohol (n.) A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.

Alcoholate (n.) A crystallizable compound of a salt with alcohol, in which the latter plays a part analogous to that of water of crystallization.

Alcoholature (n.) An alcoholic tincture prepared with fresh plants.

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

Alcoholic (n.) A person given to the use of alcoholic liquors.

Alcoholic (n.) Alcoholic liquors.

Alcoholism (n.) A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the continued use of alcoholic liquors.

Alcoholization (n.) The act of reducing a substance to a fine or impalpable powder.

Alcoholization (n.) The act rectifying spirit.

Alcoholization (n.) Saturation with alcohol; putting the animal system under the influence of alcoholic liquor.

Alcoholized (imp. & p. p.) of Alcoholize

Alcoholizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alcoholize

Alcoholize (v. t.) To reduce to a fine powder.

Alcoholize (v. t.) To convert into alcohol; to rectify; also, to saturate with alcohol.

Alcoholometer (n.) Alt. of Alcoholmeter

Alcoholmeter (n.) An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.

Alcoholometric (a.) Alt. of Alcoholmetrical

Alcoholometrical (a.) Alt. of Alcoholmetrical

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

Alcoholometry (n.) The process or method of ascertaining the proportion of pure alcohol which spirituous liquors contain.

Alcohometer (a.) Alt. of Alcohometric

Alcohometric (a.) Same as Alcoholometer, Alcoholometric.

Alcoometry (n.) See Alcoholometry.

Alcoran (n.) The Mohammedan Scriptures; the Koran (now the usual form).

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

Alcoranist (n.) One who adheres to the letter of the Koran, rejecting all traditions.

Alcove (n.) A recessed portion of a room, or a small room opening into a larger one; especially, a recess to contain a bed; a lateral recess in a library.

Alcove (n.) A small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat, in a pleasure ground; a garden bower.

Alcove (n.) Any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment.

Alcyon (n.) See Halcyon.

Alcyonacea (n. pl.) A group of soft-bodied Alcyonaria, of which Alcyonium is the type. See Illust. under Alcyonaria.

Alcyonaria (n. pl.) One of the orders of Anthozoa. It includes the Alcyonacea, Pennatulacea, and Gorgonacea.

Alcyones (n. pl.) The kingfishers.

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

Alcyonium (n.) A genus of fleshy Alcyonaria, its polyps somewhat resembling flowers with eight fringed rays. The term was also formerly used for certain species of sponges.

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

Alcyonoid (n.) A zoophyte of the order Alcyonaria.

Alday (adv.) Continually.

Aldebaran (n.) A red star of the first magnitude, situated in the eye of Taurus; the Bull's Eye. It is the bright star in the group called the Hyades.

Aldehyde (n.) A colorless, mobile, and very volatile liquid obtained from alcohol by certain processes of oxidation.

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

Alder (n.) A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus Alnus. The wood is used by turners, etc.; the bark by dyers and tanners. In the U. S. the species of alder are usually shrubs or small trees.

Alder (a.) Alt. of Aller

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

Alder-liefest (a.) Most beloved.

Aldermen (pl. ) of Alderman

Alderman (n.) A senior or superior; a person of rank or dignity.

Alderman (n.) One of a board or body of municipal officers next in order to the mayor and having a legislative function. They may, in some cases, individually exercise some magisterial and administrative functions.

Aldermancy (n.) The office of an alderman.

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

Aldermanity (n.) Aldermen collectively; the body of aldermen.

Aldermanity (n.) The state of being an alderman.

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

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

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

Aldermanry (n.) The district or ward of an alderman.

Aldermanry (n.) The office or rank of an alderman.

Aldermanship (n.) The condition, position, or office of an alderman.

Aldern (a.) Made of alder.

Alderney (n.) One of a breed of cattle raised in Alderney, one of the Channel Islands. Alderneys are of a dun or tawny color and are often called Jersey cattle. See Jersey, 3.

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

Ale (n.) An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.

Ale (n.) A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

Aleak (adv. & a.) In a leaking condition.

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

Alebench (n.) A bench in or before an alehouse.

Aleberry (n.) A beverage, formerly made by boiling ale with spice, sugar, and sops of bread.

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

Aleconner (n.) Orig., an officer appointed to look to the goodness of ale and beer; also, one of the officers chosen by the liverymen of London to inspect the measures used in public houses. But the office is a sinecure. [Also called aletaster.]

Alecost (n.) The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.

Alectorides (n. pl.) A group of birds including the common fowl and the pheasants.

Alectoromachy (n.) Cockfighting.

Alectoromancy (n.) See Alectryomancy.

Alectryom'achy (n.) Cockfighting.

Alectryomancy (n.) Divination by means of a cock and grains of corn placed on the letters of the alphabet, the letters being put together in the order in which the grains were eaten.

Alee (adv.) On or toward the lee, or the side away from the wind; the opposite of aweather. The helm of a ship is alee when pressed close to the lee side.

Alegar (n.) Sour ale; vinegar made of ale.

Aleger (a.) Gay; cheerful; sprightly.

Alegge (v. t.) To allay or alleviate; to lighten.

Alehoof (n.) Ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma).

Alehouse (n.) A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house.

Ale-knight (n.) A pot companion.

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

Alemannic (n.) The language of the Alemanni.

Alembic (n.) An apparatus formerly used in distillation, usually made of glass or metal. It has mostly given place to the retort and worm still.

Alembroth (n.) The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant.

Alen/on lace () See under Lace.

Alength (adv.) At full length; lengthwise.

Alepidote (a.) Not having scales.

Alepidote (n.) A fish without scales.

Alepole (n.) A pole set up as the sign of an alehouse.

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

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

Alert (n.) An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning.

Alertly (adv.) In an alert manner; nimbly.

Alertness (n.) The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.

Ale silver () A duty payable to the lord mayor of London by the sellers of ale within the city.

Alestake (n.) A stake or pole projecting from, or set up before, an alehouse, as a sign; an alepole. At the end was commonly suspended a garland, a bunch of leaves, or a "bush."

Aletaster (n.) See Aleconner.

Alethiology (n.) The science which treats of the nature of truth and evidence.

Alethoscope (n.) An instrument for viewing pictures by means of a lens, so as to present them in their natural proportions and relations.

Aleuromancy (n.) Divination by means of flour.

Aleurometer (n.) An instrument for determining the expansive properties, or quality, of gluten in flour.

Aleurone (n.) An albuminoid substance which occurs in minute grains ("protein granules") in maturing seeds and tubers; -- supposed to be a modification of protoplasm.

Aleuronic (a.) Having the nature of aleurone.

Aleutian (a.) Alt. of Aleutic

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

Alevin (n.) Young fish; fry.

Alew (n.) Halloo.

Alewives (pl. ) of Alewife

Alewife (n.) A woman who keeps an alehouse.

Alewives (pl. ) of Alewife

Alewife (n.) A North American fish (Clupea vernalis) of the Herring family. It is called also ellwife, ellwhop, branch herring. The name is locally applied to other related species.

Alexanders (n.) Alt. of Alisanders

Alisanders (n.) A name given to two species of the genus Smyrnium, formerly cultivated and used as celery now is; -- called also horse parsely.

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

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

Alexandrine (a.) Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian.

Alexandrine (n.) A kind of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.

Alexipharmac (a. & n.) Alt. of Alexipharmacal

Alexipharmacal (a. & n.) Alexipharmic.

Alexipharmic (a.) Alt. of Alexipharmical

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

Alexipharmic (n.) An antidote against poison or infection; a counterpoison.

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

Alexipyretic (n.) A febrifuge.

Alexiteric (a.) Alt. of Alexiterical

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

Alexiteric (n.) A preservative against contagious and infectious diseases, and the effects of poison in general.

Alfa (n.) Alt. of Alfa grass

Alfa grass (n.) A plant (Macrochloa tenacissima) of North Africa; also, its fiber, used in paper making.

Alfalfa (n.) The lucern (Medicago sativa); -- so called in California, Texas, etc.

Alfenide (n.) An alloy of nickel and silver electroplated with silver.

Alferes (n.) An ensign; a standard bearer.

Alfet (n.) A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.

Alfilaria (n.) The pin grass (Erodium cicutarium), a weed in California.

Alfione (n.) An edible marine fish of California (Rhacochilus toxotes).

Alfresco (adv. & a.) In the open-air.

Algae (pl. ) of Alga

Alga (n.) A kind of seaweed; pl. the class of cellular cryptogamic plants which includes the black, red, and green seaweeds, as kelp, dulse, sea lettuce, also marine and fresh water confervae, etc.

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

Algaroba (n.) The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called St. John's bread.

Algaroba (n.) The Honey mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), a small tree found from California to Buenos Ayres; also, its sweet, pulpy pods. A valuable gum, resembling gum arabic, is collected from the tree in Texas and Mexico.

Algarot (n.) Alt. of Algaroth

Algaroth (n.) A term used for the Powder of Algaroth, a white powder which is a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic, purgative, and diaphoretic.

Algarovilla (n.) The agglutinated seeds and husks of the legumes of a South American tree (Inga Marthae). It is valuable for tanning leather, and as a dye.

Algate (adv.) Alt. of Algates

Algates (adv.) Always; wholly; everywhere.

Algates (adv.) By any or means; at all events.

Algates (adv.) Notwithstanding; yet.

Algazel (n.) The true gazelle.

Algebra (n.) That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations and properties of quantity by means of letters and other symbols. It is applicable to those relations that are true of every kind of magnitude.

Algebra (n.) A treatise on this science.

Algebraic (a.) Alt. of Algebraical

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

Algebraically (adv.) By algebraic process.

Algebraist (n.) One versed in algebra.

Algebraize (v. t.) To perform by algebra; to reduce to algebraic form.

Algerian (a.) Of or pertaining to Algeria.

Algerian (n.) A native of Algeria.

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

Algerine (n.) A native or one of the people of Algiers or Algeria. Also, a pirate.

Algid (a.) Cold; chilly.

Algidity (n.) Chilliness; coldness

Algidity (n.) coldness and collapse.

Algidness (n.) Algidity.

Algific (a.) Producing cold.

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

Algol (n.) A fixed star, in Medusa's head, in the constellation Perseus, remarkable for its periodic variation in brightness.

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

Algologist (n.) One learned about algae; a student of algology.

Algology (n.) The study or science of algae or seaweeds.

Algonquin (n.) Alt. of Algonkin

Algonkin (n.) One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian tribes north of the River St. Lawrence.

Algor (n.) Cold; chilliness.

Algorism (n.) Alt. of Algorithm

Algorithm (n.) The art of calculating by nine figures and zero.

Algorithm (n.) The art of calculating with any species of notation; as, the algorithms of fractions, proportions, surds, etc.

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

Alguazil (n.) An inferior officer of justice in Spain; a warrant officer; a constable.

Algum (n.) Same as Almug (and etymologically preferable).

Alhambra (n.) The palace of the Moorish kings at Granada.

Alhambraic (a.) Alt. of Alhambresque

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

Alhenna (n.) See Henna.

Alias (adv.) Otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.

Alias (adv.) At another time.

Aliases (pl. ) of Alias

Alias (n.) A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.

Alias (n.) Another name; an assumed name.

Alibi (n.) The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.

Alibility (n.) Quality of being alible.

Alible (a.) Nutritive; nourishing.

Alicant (n.) A kind of wine, formerly much esteemed; -- said to have been made near Alicant, in Spain.

Alidade (n.) The portion of a graduated instrument, as a quadrant or astrolabe, carrying the sights or telescope, and showing the degrees cut off on the arc of the instrument

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

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

Alien (n.) A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage.

Alien (n.) One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.

Alien (v. t.) To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.

Alienability (n.) Capability of being alienated.

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

Alienage (n.) The state or legal condition of being an alien.

Alienage (n.) The state of being alienated or transferred to another.

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

Alienated (imp. & p. p.) of Alienate

Alienating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alienate

Alienate (v. t.) To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.

Alienate (v. t.) To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.

Alienate (n.) A stranger; an alien.

Alienation (n.) The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.

Alienation (n.) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.

Alienation (n.) A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.

Alienation (n.) Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.

Alienator (n.) One who alienates.

Aliene (v. t.) To alien or alienate; to transfer, as title or property; as, to aliene an estate.

Alienee (n.) One to whom the title of property is transferred; -- opposed to alienor.

Alienism (n.) The status or legal condition of an alien; alienage.

Alienism (n.) The study or treatment of diseases of the mind.

Alienist (n.) One who treats diseases of the mind.

Alienor (n.) One who alienates or transfers property to another.

Aliethmoid (a.) Alt. of Aliethmoidal

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

Alife (adv.) On my life; dearly.

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

Aliform (a.) Wing-shaped; winglike.

Aligerous (a.) Having wings; winged.

Alighted (imp. & p. p.) of Alight

Alit () of Alight

Alighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alight

Alight (v. i.) To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.

Alight (v. i.) To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.

Alight (v. i.) To come or chance (upon).

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

Align (v. t.) To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline.

Align (v. t.) To form in line; to fall into line.

Alignment (n.) The act of adjusting to a line; arrangement in a line or lines; the state of being so adjusted; a formation in a straight line; also, the line of adjustment; esp., an imaginary line to regulate the formation of troops or of a squadron.

Alignment (n.) The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile.

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

Alike (adv.) In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally; as, we are all alike concerned in religion.

Alike-minded (a.) Like-minded.

Aliment (n.) That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support.

Aliment (n.) An allowance for maintenance.

Aliment (v. t.) To nourish; to support.

Aliment (v. t.) To provide for the maintenance of.

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

Alimentally (adv.) So as to serve for nourishment or food; nourishing quality.

Alimentariness (n.) The quality of being alimentary; nourishing quality.

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

Alimentation (n.) The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of the alimentary canal.

Alimentation (n.) State or mode of being nourished.

Alimentiveness (n.) The instinct or faculty of appetite for food.

Alimonious (a.) Affording food; nourishing.

Alimony (n.) Maintenance; means of living.

Alimony (n.) An allowance made to a wife out of her husband's estate or income for her support, upon her divorce or legal separation from him, or during a suit for the same.

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

Aline (v. t.) To range or place in a line; to bring into line; to align.

Alineation (n.) See Allineation.

Alinement (n.) Same as Alignment.

Aliner (n.) One who adjusts things to a line or lines or brings them into line.

Alioth (n.) A star in the tail of the Great Bear, the one next the bowl in the Dipper.

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

Aliped (n.) An animal whose toes are connected by a membrane, serving for a wing, as the bat.

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

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

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

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

Alisphenoid (a.) Alt. of Alisphenoidal

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

Alisphenoid (n.) The alisphenoid bone.

Alitrunk (n.) The segment of the body of an insect to which the wings are attached; the thorax.

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

Aliunde (adv. & a.) From another source; from elsewhere; as, a case proved aliunde; evidence aliunde.

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

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

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

Alive (a.) Sprightly; lively; brisk.

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

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

Alizari (n.) The madder of the Levant.

Alizarin (n.) A coloring principle, C14H6O2(OH)2, found in madder, and now produced artificially from anthracene. It produces the Turkish reds.

Alkahest (n.) The fabled "universal solvent" of the alchemists; a menstruum capable of dissolving all bodies.

Alkalamide (n.) One of a series of compounds that may be regarded as ammonia in which a part of the hydrogen has been replaced by basic, and another part by acid, atoms or radicals.

Alkalescence (n.) Alt. of Alkalescency

Alkalescency (n.) A tendency to become alkaline; or the state of a substance in which alkaline properties begin to be developed, or to predominant.

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

Alkalis (pl. ) of Alkali

Alkalies (pl. ) of Alkali

Alkali (n.) Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.

Alkali (n.) One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.

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

Alkalified (imp. & p. p.) of Alkalify

Alkalifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alkalify

Alkalify (v. t.) To convert into an alkali; to give alkaline properties to.

Alkalify (v. i.) To become changed into an alkali.

Alkalimeter (n.) An instrument to ascertain the strength of alkalies, or the quantity of alkali in a mixture.

Alkalimetric (a.) Alt. of Alkalimetrical

Alkalimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to alkalimetry.

Alkalimetry (n.) The art or process of ascertaining the strength of alkalies, or the quantity present in alkaline mixtures.

Alkaline (a.) Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali.

Alkalinity (n.) The quality which constitutes an alkali; alkaline property.

Alkalious (a.) Alkaline.

Alkalizate (a.) Alkaline.

Alkalizate (v. t.) To alkalizate.

Alkalization (n.) The act rendering alkaline by impregnating with an alkali; a conferring of alkaline qualities.

Alkalized (imp. & p. p.) of Alkalize

Alkalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alkalize

Alkalize (v. t.) To render alkaline; to communicate the properties of an alkali to.

Alkaloid (a.) Alt. of Alkaloidal

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

Alkaloid (n.) An organic base, especially one of a class of substances occurring ready formed in the tissues of plants and the bodies of animals.

Alkanet (n.) A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red color.

Alkanet (n.) A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet.

Alkanet (n.) The similar plant Anchusa officinalis; bugloss; also, the American puccoon.

Alkargen (n.) Same as Cacodylic acid.

Alkarsin (n.) A spontaneously inflammable liquid, having a repulsive odor, and consisting of cacodyl and its oxidation products; -- called also Cadel's fuming liquid.

Alkazar () See Alcazar.

Alkekengi (n.) An herbaceous plant of the nightshade family (Physalis alkekengi) and its fruit, which is a well flavored berry, the size of a cherry, loosely inclosed in a enlarged leafy calyx; -- also called winter cherry, ground cherry, and strawberry tomato.

Alkermes (n.) A compound cordial, in the form of a confection, deriving its name from the kermes insect, its principal ingredient.

Alkoran (n.) The Mohammedan Scriptures. Same as Alcoran and Koran.

Alkoranic (a.) Same as Alcoranic.

Alkoranist (n.) Same as Alcoranist.

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

All (a.) Any.

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

All (adv.) Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.

All (adv.) Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

All (n.) The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake.

All (conj.) Although; albeit.

Alla breve () With one breve, or four minims, to measure, and sung faster like four crotchets; in quick common time; -- indicated in the time signature by /.

Allah (n.) The name of the Supreme Being, in use among the Arabs and the Mohammedans generally.

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

Allanite (n.) A silicate containing a large amount of cerium. It is usually black in color, opaque, and is related to epidote in form and composition.

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

Allantoid (a.) Alt. of Allantoidal

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

Allantoidea (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which the embryo develops an allantois. It includes reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Allantoin (n.) A crystalline, transparent, colorless substance found in the allantoic liquid of the fetal calf; -- formerly called allantoic acid and amniotic acid.

Allantois (n.) Alt. of Allantoid

Allantoid (n.) A membranous appendage of the embryos of mammals, birds, and reptiles, -- in mammals serving to connect the fetus with the parent; the urinary vesicle.

Allatrate (v. i.) To bark as a dog.

Allayed (imp. & p. p.) of Allay

Allaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allay

Allay (v. t.) To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.

Allay (v. t.) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.

Allay (v. t.) To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.

Allay (n.) Alleviation; abatement; check.

Allay (n.) Alloy.

Allay (v. t.) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

Allayer (n.) One who, or that which, allays.

Allayment (n.) An allaying; that which allays; mitigation.

Allecret (n.) A kind of light armor used in the sixteenth century, esp. by the Swiss.

Allect (v. t.) To allure; to entice.

Allectation (n.) Enticement; allurement.

Allective (a.) Alluring.

Allective (n.) Allurement.

Alledge (v. t.) See Allege.

Allegation (n.) The act of alleging or positively asserting.

Allegation (n.) That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment

Allegation (n.) A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved.

Alleged (imp. & p. p.) of Allege

Alleging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allege

Allege (v. t.) To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.

Allege (v. t.) To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge.

Allege (v. t.) To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.

Allege (v. t.) To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble.

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

Allegeance (n.) Allegation.

Allegement (n.) Allegation.

Alleger (n.) One who affirms or declares.

Allegge (v. t.) See Alegge and Allay.

Allegiance (n.) The tie or obligation, implied or expressed, which a subject owes to his sovereign or government; the duty of fidelity to one's king, government, or state.

Allegiance (n.) Devotion; loyalty; as, allegiance to science.

Allegiant (a.) Loyal.

Allegoric (a.) Alt. of Allegorical

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

Allegorist (n.) One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory.

Allegorization (n.) The act of turning into allegory, or of understanding in an allegorical sense.

Allegorized (imp. & p. p.) of Allegorize

Allegorizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allegorize

Allegorize (v. t.) To form or turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people.

Allegorize (v. t.) To treat as allegorical; to understand in an allegorical sense; as, when a passage in a writer may understood literally or figuratively, he who gives it a figurative sense is said to allegorize it.

Allegorize (v. t.) To use allegory.

Allegorizer (n.) One who allegorizes, or turns things into allegory; an allegorist.

Allegories (pl. ) of Allegory

Allegory (n.) A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. The real subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker by the resemblance of the secondary to the primary subject.

Allegory (n.) Anything which represents by suggestive resemblance; an emblem.

Allegory (n.) A figure representation which has a meaning beyond notion directly conveyed by the object painted or sculptured.

Allegresse (n.) Joy; gladsomeness.

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

Allegretto (n.) A movement in this time.

Allegro (a.) Brisk, lively.

Allegro (n.) An allegro movement; a quick, sprightly strain or piece.

Alleluia (n.) Alt. of Alleluiah

Alleluiah (n.) An exclamation signifying Praise ye Jehovah. Hence: A song of praise to God. See Hallelujah, the commoner form.

Allemande (n.) A dance in moderate twofold time, invented by the French in the reign of Louis XIV.; -- now mostly found in suites of pieces, like those of Bach and Handel.

Allemande (n.) A figure in dancing.

Allemannic (a.) See Alemannic.

Allenarly (adv.) Solely; only.

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

Allerion (n.) Am eagle without beak or feet, with expanded wings.

Alleviated (imp. & p. p.) of Alleviate

Alleviating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alleviate

Alleviate (v. t.) To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.

Alleviate (v. t.) To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; -- opposed to aggravate.

Alleviate (v. t.) To extenuate; to palliate.

Alleviation (n.) The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief.

Alleviation (n.) That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable.

Alleviative (a.) Tending to alleviate.

Alleviative (n.) That which alleviates.

Alleviator (n.) One who, or that which, alleviates.

Alleviatory (a.) Alleviative.

Alleys (pl. ) of Alley

Alley (n.) A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way.

Alley (n.) A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street.

Alley (n.) A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

Alley (n.) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

Alley (n.) The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Alleys (pl. ) of Alley

Alley (n.) A choice taw or marble.

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

Alleyway (n.) An alley.

All Fools' Day () The first day of April, a day on which sportive impositions are practiced.

Allfours () A game at cards, called "High, Low, Jack, and the Game."

All fours () All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of a person.

All hail (interj.) All health; -- a phrase of salutation or welcome.

All-hail (v. t.) To salute; to greet.

Allhallond (n.) Allhallows.

Allhallow (n.) Alt. of Allhallows

Allhallows (n.) All the saints (in heaven).

Allhallows (n.) All Saints' Day, November 1st.

Allhallow eve () The evening before Allhallows. See Halloween.

Allhallowmas (n.) The feast of All Saints.

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

Allhallowtide (n.) The time at or near All Saints, or November 1st.

Allheal (n.) A name popularly given to the officinal valerian, and to some other plants.

Alliable (a.) Able to enter into alliance.

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

Alliance (n.) The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.

Alliance (n.) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

Alliance (n.) The persons or parties allied.

Alliance (v. t.) To connect by alliance; to ally.

Alliant (n.) An ally; a confederate.

Allice (n.) Alt. of Allis

Allis (n.) The European shad (Clupea vulgaris); allice shad. See Alose.

Alliciency (n.) Attractive power; attractiveness.

Allicient (a.) That attracts; attracting.

Allicient (n.) That attracts.

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

Alligate (v. t.) To tie; to unite by some tie.

Alligation (n.) The act of tying together or attaching by some bond, or the state of being attached.

Alligation (n.) A rule relating to the solution of questions concerning the compounding or mixing of different ingredients, or ingredients of different qualities or values.

Alligator (n.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal notches. Besides the common species of the southern United States, there are allied species in South America.

Alligator (n.) Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator

Alligator (n.) a form of squeezer for the puddle ball

Alligator (n.) a rock breaker

Alligator (n.) a kind of job press, called also alligator press.

Allignment (n.) See Alignment.

Allineate (v. t.) To align.

Allineation (n.) Alt. of Alineation

Alineation (n.) Alignment; position in a straight line, as of two planets with the sun.

Allision (n.) The act of dashing against, or striking upon.

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

Alliterate (v. t.) To employ or place so as to make alliteration.

Alliterate (v. i.) To compose alliteratively; also, to constitute alliteration.

Alliteration (n.) The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as in the following lines: -

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

Alliterator (n.) One who alliterates.

Allium (n.) A genus of plants, including the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.

Allmouth (n.) The angler.

Allness (n.) Totality; completeness.

Allnight (n.) Light, fuel, or food for the whole night.

Allocate (v. t.) To distribute or assign; to allot.

Allocate (v. t.) To localize.

Allocation (n.) The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.

Allocation (n.) An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company.

Allocation (n.) The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.

Allocatur (n.) "Allowed." The word allocatur expresses the allowance of a proceeding, writ, order, etc., by a court, judge, or judicial officer.

Allochroic (a.) Changeable in color.

Allochroite (n.) See Garnet.

Allochroous (a.) Changing color.

Allocution (n.) The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.

Allocution (n.) An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy.

Allod (n.) See Allodium.

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

Allodial (a.) Anything held allodially.

Allodialism (n.) The allodial system.

Allodialist (n.) One who holds allodial land.

Allodially (adv.) By allodial tenure.

Allodiary (n.) One who holds an allodium.

Allodium (n.) Freehold estate; land which is the absolute property of the owner; real estate held in absolute independence, without being subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. It is thus opposed to feud.

Allogamous (a.) Characterized by allogamy.

Allogamy (n.) Fertilization of the pistil of a plant by pollen from another of the same species; cross-fertilization.

Allogeneous (a.) Different in nature or kind.

Allograph (n.) A writing or signature made by some person other than any of the parties thereto; -- opposed to autograph.

Allomerism (n.) Variability in chemical constitution without variation in crystalline form.

Allomerous (a.) Characterized by allomerism.

Allomorph (n.) Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance; or the substance having such forms; -- as, carbonate of lime occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite.

Allomorph (n.) A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; -- thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite.

Allomorphic (a.) Of or pertaining to allomorphism.

Allomorphism (n.) The property which constitutes an allomorph; the change involved in becoming an allomorph.

Allonge (v.) A thrust or pass; a lunge.

Allonge (v.) A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange for receiving indorsements, when the back of the bill itself is already full; a rider.

Allonge (v. i.) To thrust with a sword; to lunge.

Allonym (n.) The name of another person assumed by the author of a work.

Allonym (n.) A work published under the name of some one other than the author.

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

Alloo (v. t. / i.) To incite dogs by a call; to halloo.

Allopath (n.) An allopathist.

Allopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to allopathy.

Allopathically (adv.) In a manner conformable to allopathy; by allopathic methods.

Allopathist (n.) One who practices allopathy; one who professes allopathy.

Allopathy (n.) That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy.

Allophylic (a.) Alt. of Allophylian

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

Alloquy (n.) A speaking to another; an address.

Allotted (imp. & p. p.) of Allot

Allotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allot

Allot (v. t.) To distribute by lot.

Allot (v. t.) To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him.

Allotheism (n.) The worship of strange gods.

Allotment (n.) The act of allotting; assignment.

Allotment (n.) That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.

Allotment (n.) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.

Allotriophagy (n.) A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food.

Allotropic (a.) Alt. of Allotropical

Allotropical (a.) Of or pertaining to allotropism.

Allotropicity (n.) Allotropic property or nature.

Allotropism (n.) Alt. of Allotropy

Allotropy (n.) The property of existing in two or more conditions which are distinct in their physical or chemical relations.

Allotropize (v. t.) To change in physical properties but not in substance.

Allottable (a.) Capable of being allotted.

Allottee (n.) One to whom anything is allotted; one to whom an allotment is made.

Allotter (n.) One who allots.

Allottery (n.) Allotment.

Allowed (imp. & p. p.) of Allow

Allowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allow

Allow (v. t.) To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.

Allow (v. t.) To like; to be suited or pleased with.

Allow (v. t.) To sanction; to invest; to intrust.

Allow (v. t.) To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.

Allow (v. t.) To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.

Allow (v. t.) To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.

Allow (v. t.) To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.

Allow (v. i.) To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.

Allowable (a.) Praiseworthy; laudable.

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

Allowableness (n.) The quality of being allowable; permissibleness; lawfulness; exemption from prohibition or impropriety.

Allowably (adv.) In an allowable manner.

Allowance (n.) Approval; approbation.

Allowance (n.) The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

Allowance (n.) Acknowledgment.

Allowance (n.) License; indulgence.

Allowance (n.) That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

Allowance (n.) Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.

Allowance (n.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

Allowancing (imp. & p. p.) of Allowance

Allowance (n.) To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.

Allowedly (adv.) By allowance; admittedly.

Allower (n.) An approver or abettor.

Allower (n.) One who allows or permits.

Alloxan (n.) An oxidation product of uric acid. It is of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.

Alloxanate (n.) A combination of alloxanic acid and a base or base or positive radical.

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

Alloxantin (n.) A substance produced by acting upon uric with warm and very dilute nitric acid.

Alloy (v. t.) Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.

Alloy (v. t.) The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.

Alloy (v. t.) A baser metal mixed with a finer.

Alloy (v. t.) Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.

Alloyed (imp. & p. p.) of Alloy

Alloying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alloy

Alloy (v. t.) To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.

Alloy (v. t.) To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.

Alloy (v. t.) To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

Alloy (v. t.) To form a metallic compound.

Alloyage (n.) The act or art of alloying metals; also, the combination or alloy.

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

All Saints () Alt. of All Saints'

All Saints' () The first day of November, called, also, Allhallows or Hallowmas; a feast day kept in honor of all the saints; also, the season of this festival.

All Souls' Day () The second day of November; a feast day of the Roman Catholic church, on which supplications are made for the souls of the faithful dead.

Allspice (n.) The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.

Allthing (adv.) Altogether.

Alluded (imp. & p. p.) of Allude

Alluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allude

Allude (v. i.) To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction.

Allude (v. t.) To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.

Allumette (n.) A match for lighting candles, lamps, etc.

Alluminor (n.) An illuminator of manuscripts and books; a limner.

Allurance (n.) Allurement.

Alluded (imp. & p. p.) of Allure

Alluring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allure

Allure (v. t.) To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.

Allure (n.) Allurement.

Allure (n.) Gait; bearing.

Allurement (n.) The act alluring; temptation; enticement.

Allurement (n.) That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action; as, the allurements of pleasure, or of honor.

Allurer (n.) One who, or that which, allures.

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

Allusion (n.) A figurative or symbolical reference.

Allusion (n.) A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.

Allusive (a.) Figurative; symbolical.

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

Allusively (adv.) Figuratively [Obs.]; by way of allusion; by implication, suggestion, or insinuation.

Allusiveness (n.) The quality of being allusive.

Allusory (a.) Allusive.

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

Alluvion (n.) Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank.

Alluvion (n.) An overflowing; an inundation; a flood.

Alluvion (n.) Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium.

Alluvion (n.) An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion.

Alluvious (n.) Alluvial.

Alluviums (pl. ) of Alluvium

Alluvia (pl. ) of Alluvium

Alluvium (n.) Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, and other transported matter, made by rivers, floods, or other causes, upon land not permanently submerged beneath the waters of lakes or seas.

Allwhere (adv.) Everywhere.

Allwork (n.) Domestic or other work of all kinds; as, a maid of allwork, that is, a general servant.

Allied (imp. & p. p.) of Ally

Allying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ally

Ally (v. t.) To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy; -- often followed by to or with.

Ally (v. t.) To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.

Allies (pl. ) of Ally

Ally (v.) A relative; a kinsman.

Ally (v.) One united to another by treaty or league; -- usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.

Ally (v.) Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.

Ally (v.) Anything akin to another by structure, etc.

Ally (n.) See Alley, a marble or taw.

Allyl (n.) An organic radical, C3H5, existing especially in oils of garlic and mustard.

Allylene (n.) A gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H4, homologous with acetylene; propine.

Alma (n.) Alt. of Almah

Almah (n.) Same as Alme.

Almacantar (n.) Same as Almucantar.

Almacantar (n.) A recently invented instrument for observing the heavenly bodies as they cross a given almacantar circle. See Almucantar.

Almadia (n.) Alt. of Almadie

Almadie (n.) A bark canoe used by the Africans.

Almadie (n.) A boat used at Calicut, in India, about eighty feet long, and six or seven broad.

Almagest (n.) The celebrated work of Ptolemy of Alexandria, which contains nearly all that is known of the astronomical observations and theories of the ancients. The name was extended to other similar works.

Almagra (n.) A fine, deep red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It is the sil atticum of the ancients. Under the name of Indian red it is used for polishing glass and silver.

Almain (n.) Alt. of Alman

Almayne (n.) Alt. of Alman

Alman (n.) A German.

Alman (adj.) German.

Alman (adj.) The German language.

Alman (adj.) A kind of dance. See Allemande.

Alma Mater () A college or seminary where one is educated.

Almanac (n.) A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.

Almandine (n.) The common red variety of garnet.

Alme (n.) Alt. of Almeh

Almeh (n.) An Egyptian dancing girl; an Alma.

Almendron (n.) The lofty Brazil-nut tree.

Almery (n.) See Ambry.

Almesse (n.) See Alms.

Almightful (a.) Alt. of Almightiful

Almightiful (a.) All-powerful; almighty.

Almightily (adv.) With almighty power.

Almightiness (n.) Omnipotence; infinite or boundless power; unlimited might.

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

Almighty (a.) Great; extreme; terrible.

Almner (n.) An almoner.

Almond (n.) The fruit of the almond tree.

Almond (n.) The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.

Almond (n.) Anything shaped like an almond.

Almond (n.) One of the tonsils.

Almond furnace () A kind of furnace used in refining, to separate the metal from cinders and other foreign matter.

Almondine (n.) See Almandine

Almoner (n.) One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses, etc.; also, one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.

Almonership (n.) The office of an almoner.

Almonries (pl. ) of Almonry

Almonry (n.) The place where an almoner resides, or where alms are distributed.

Almose (n.) Alms.

Almost (adv.) Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.

Almry (n.) See Almonry.

Alms (n. sing. & pl.) Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing; a gift of charity.

Almsdeed (n.) An act of charity.

Almsfolk (n.) Persons supported by alms; almsmen.

Almsgiver (n.) A giver of alms.

Almsgiving (n.) The giving of alms.

Almshouse (n.) A house appropriated for the use of the poor; a poorhouse.

Almsman (n.) A recipient of alms.

Almsman (n.) A giver of alms.

Almucantar (n.) A small circle of the sphere parallel to the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude. Two stars which have the same almucantar have the same altitude. See Almacantar.

Almuce (n.) Same as Amice, a hood or cape.

Almude (n.) A measure for liquids in several countries. In Portugal the Lisbon almude is about 4.4, and the Oporto almude about 6.6, gallons U. S. measure. In Turkey the "almud" is about 1.4 gallons.

Almug (n.) Alt. of Algum

Algum (n.) A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11).

Alnage (n.) Measurement (of cloth) by the ell; also, a duty for such measurement.

Alnager (n.) A measure by the ell; formerly a sworn officer in England, whose duty was to inspect and measure woolen cloth, and fix upon it a seal.

Aloes (pl. ) of Aloe

Aloe (n.) The wood of the agalloch.

Aloe (n.) A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts. They are natives of warm countries.

Aloe (n.) The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative.

Aloes wood () See Agalloch.

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

Aloetic (n.) A medicine containing chiefly aloes.

Aloft (adv.) On high; in the air; high above the ground.

Aloft (adv.) In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven.

Aloft (prep.) Above; on top of.

Alogian (n.) One of an ancient sect who rejected St. John's Gospel and the Apocalypse, which speak of Christ as the Logos.

Alogy (n.) Unreasonableness; absurdity.

Aloin (n.) A bitter purgative principle in aloes.

Alomancy (n.) Divination by means of salt.

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

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

Alone (a.) Sole; only; exclusive.

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

Alone (adv.) Solely; simply; exclusively.

Alonely (adv.) Only; merely; singly.

Alonely (a.) Exclusive.

Aloneness (n.) A state of being alone, or without company; solitariness.

Along (adv.) By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.

Along (adv.) In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.

Along (adv.) In company; together.

Along (prep.) By the length of, as distinguished from across.

Along () (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)

Alongshore (adv.) Along the shore or coast.

Alongshoreman (n.) See Longshoreman.

Alongside (adv.) Along or by the side; side by side with; -- often with of; as, bring the boat alongside; alongside of him; alongside of the tree.

Alongst (prep. & adv.) Along.

Aloof (n.) Same as Alewife.

Aloof (adv.) At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.

Aloof (adv.) Without sympathy; unfavorably.

Aloof (prep.) Away from; clear from.

Aloofness (n.) State of being aloof.

Alopecia (n.) Alt. of Alopecy

Alopecy (n.) Loss of the hair; baldness.

Alopecist (n.) A practitioner who tries to prevent or cure baldness.

Alose (v. t.) To praise.

Alose (n.) The European shad (Clupea alosa); -- called also allice shad or allis shad. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad (Clupea sapidissima). See Shad.

Alouatte (n.) One of the several species of howling monkeys of South America. See Howler, 2.

Aloud (adv.) With a loud voice, or great noise; loudly; audibly.

Alow (adv.) Below; in a lower part.

Alp (n.) A very high mountain. Specifically, in the plural, the highest chain of mountains in Europe, containing the lofty mountains of Switzerland, etc.

Alp (n.) Fig.: Something lofty, or massive, or very hard to be surmounted.

Alp (n.) A bullfinch.

Alpaca (n.) An animal of Peru (Lama paco), having long, fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated variety of the llama.

Alpaca (n.) Wool of the alpaca.

Alpaca (n.) A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca, often mixed with silk or with cotton.

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

Alpenstock (n.) A long staff, pointed with iron, used in climbing the Alps.

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

Alpha (n.) The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning.

Alphabet (n.) The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language.

Alphabet (n.) The simplest rudiments; elements.

Alphabet (v. t.) To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.

Alphabetarian (n.) A learner of the alphabet; an abecedarian.

Alphabetic (a.) Alt. of Alphabetical

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

Alphabetical (a.) Literal.

Alphabetically (adv.) In an alphabetic manner; in the customary order of the letters.

Alphabetics (n.) The science of representing spoken sounds by letters.

Alphabetism (n.) The expression of spoken sounds by an alphabet.

Alphabetize (v. t.) To arrange alphabetically; as, to alphabetize a list of words.

Alphabetize (v. t.) To furnish with an alphabet.

Al-phitomancy (n.) Divination by means of barley meal.

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

Alpigene (a.) Growing in Alpine regions.

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

Alpine (a.) Like the Alps; lofty.

Alpinist (n.) A climber of the Alps.

Alpist (n.) Alt. of Alpia

Alpia (n.) The seed of canary grass (Phalaris Canariensis), used for feeding cage birds.

Alquifou (n.) A lead ore found in Cornwall, England, and used by potters to give a green glaze to their wares; potter's ore.

Already (adv.) Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.

Als (adv.) Also.

Als (adv.) As.

Alsatian (a.) Pertaining to Alsatia.

Alsatian (n.) An inhabitant of Alsatia or Alsace in Germany, or of Alsatia or White Friars (a resort of debtors and criminals) in London.

Al segno () A direction for the performer to return and recommence from the sign /.

Alsike (n.) A species of clover with pinkish or white flowers; Trifolium hybridum.

Also (adv. & conj.) In like manner; likewise.

Also (adv. & conj.) In addition; besides; as well; further; too.

Also (adv. & conj.) Even as; as; so.

Alt (a. & n.) The higher part of the scale. See Alto.

Altaian (a.) Alt. of Altaic

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

Altar (n.) A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.

Altar (n.) In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.

Altarage (n.) The offerings made upon the altar, or to a church.

Altarage (n.) The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes.

Altarist (n.) A chaplain.

Altarist (n.) A vicar of a church.

Altarpiece (n.) The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.

Altarwise (adv.) In the proper position of an altar, that is, at the east of a church with its ends towards the north and south.

Altazimuth (n.) An instrument for taking azimuths and altitudes simultaneously.

Altered (imp. & p. p.) of Alter

Altering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alter

Alter (v. t.) To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.

Alter (v. t.) To agitate; to affect mentally.

Alter (v. t.) To geld.

Alter (v. i.) To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.

Alterability (n.) The quality of being alterable; alterableness.

Alterable (a.) Capable of being altered.

Alterableness (n.) The quality of being alterable; variableness; alterability.

Alterably (adv.) In an alterable manner.

Alterant (a.) Altering; gradually changing.

Alterant (n.) An alterative.

Alteration (n.) The act of altering or making different.

Alteration (n.) The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.

Alterative (a.) Causing ateration.

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

Alterative (n.) A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without sensible evacuations.

Altercated (imp. & p. p.) of Altercate

Altercating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Altercate

Altercate (v. i.) To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.

Altercation (n.) Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.

Altercative (a.) Characterized by wrangling; scolding.

Alterity (n.) The state or quality of being other; a being otherwise.

Altern (a.) Acting by turns; alternate.

Alternacy (n.) Alternateness; alternation.

Alternant (v. t.) Composed of alternate layers, as some rocks.

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

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

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

Alternate (n.) That which alternates with something else; vicissitude.

Alternate (n.) A substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty.

Alternate (n.) A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.

Alternated (imp. & p. p.) of Alternate

Alternating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alternate

Alternate (v. t.) To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly.

Alternate (v. i.) To happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time; -- followed by with; as, the flood and ebb tides alternate with each other.

Alternate (v. i.) To vary by turns; as, the land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains.

Alternately (adv.) In reciprocal succession; succeeding by turns; in alternate order.

Alternately (adv.) By alternation; when, in a proportion, the antecedent term is compared with antecedent, and consequent.

Alternateness (n.) The quality of being alternate, or of following by turns.

Alternation (n.) The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear.

Alternation (n.) Permutation.

Alternation (n.) The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.

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

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

Alternative (a.) Alternate; reciprocal.

Alternative (n.) An offer of two things, one of which may be chosen, but not both; a choice between two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left.

Alternative (n.) Either of two things or propositions offered to one's choice. Thus when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives.

Alternative (n.) The course of action or the thing offered in place of another.

Alternative (n.) A choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among.

Alternatively (adv.) In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things.

Alternativeness (n.) The quality of being alternative, or of offering a choice between two.

Alternity (n.) Succession by turns; alternation.

Althaea (n.) Alt. of Althea

Althea (n.) A genus of plants of the Mallow family. It includes the officinal marsh mallow, and the garden hollyhocks.

Althea (n.) An ornamental shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus) of the Mallow family.

Altheine (n.) Asparagine.

Altho (conj.) Although.

Althorn (n.) An instrument of the saxhorn family, used exclusively in military music, often replacing the French horn.

Although (conj.) Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though.

Altiloquence (n.) Lofty speech; pompous language.

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

Altimeter (n.) An instrument for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc.

Altimetry (n.) The art of measuring altitudes, or heights.

Altincar (n.) See Tincal.

Altiscope (n.) An arrangement of lenses and mirrors which enables a person to see an object in spite of intervening objects.

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

Altisonous (a.) Altisonant.

Altissimo (n.) The part or notes situated above F in alt.

Altitude (n.) Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree.

Altitude (n.) The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon, apparent when from the sensible or apparent horizon.

Altitude (n.) The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

Altitude (n.) Height of degree; highest point or degree.

Altitude (n.) Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

Altitude (n.) Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

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

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

Altivolant (a.) Flying high.

Altos (pl. ) of Alto

Alto (n.) Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor and soprano. In instrumental music it now signifies the tenor.

Alto (n.) An alto singer.

Altogether (adv.) All together; conjointly.

Altogether (adv.) Without exception; wholly; completely.

Altometer (n.) A theodolite.

Alto-relievo (n.) Alto-rilievo.

Alto-rilievos (pl. ) of Alto-rilievo

Alto-rilievo (n.) High relief; sculptured work in which the figures project more than half their thickness; as, this figure is an alto-rilievo or in alto-rilievo.

Altrical (a.) Like the articles.

Altrices (n. pl.) Nursers, -- a term applied to those birds whose young are hatched in a very immature and helpless condition, so as to require the care of their parents for some time; -- opposed to praecoces.

Altruism (n.) Regard for others, both natural and moral; devotion to the interests of others; brotherly kindness; -- opposed to egoism or selfishness.

Altruist (n.) One imbued with altruism; -- opposed to egoist.

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

Aludel (n.) One of the pear-shaped pots open at both ends, and so formed as to be fitted together, the neck of one into the bottom of another in succession; -- used in the process of sublimation.

Alula (n.) A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard.

Alular (a.) Pertaining to the alula.

Alum (n.) A double sulphate formed of aluminium and some other element (esp. an alkali metal) or of aluminium. It has twenty-four molecules of water of crystallization.

Alum (v. t.) To steep in, or otherwise impregnate with, a solution of alum; to treat with alum.

Alumen (n.) Alum.

Alumina (n.) One of the earths, consisting of two parts of aluminium and three of oxygen, Al2O3.

Aluminate (n.) A compound formed from the hydrate of aluminium by the substitution of a metal for the hydrogen.

Aluminated (a.) Combined with alumina.

Alumine (n.) Alumina.

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

Aluminiferous (a.) Containing alum.

Aluminiform (a.) Having the form of alumina.

Aluminium (n.) The metallic base of alumina. This metal is white, but with a bluish tinge, and is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and for its lightness, having a specific gravity of about 2.6. Atomic weight 27.08. Symbol Al.

Aluminize (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with alum; to alum.

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

Aluminum (n.) See Aluminium.

Alumish (a.) Somewhat like alum.

Alumnae (pl. ) of Alumna

Alumna (n. fem.) A female pupil; especially, a graduate of a school or college.

Alumni (pl. ) of Alumnus

Alumnus (n.) A pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning.

Alum root () A North American herb (Heuchera Americana) of the Saxifrage family, whose root has astringent properties.

Alum schist () Alt. of Alum shale

Alum shale () A variety of shale or clay slate, containing iron pyrites, the decomposition of which leads to the formation of alum, which often effloresces on the rock.

Alum stone () A subsulphate of alumina and potash; alunite.

Alunite (n.) Alum stone.

Alunogen (n.) A white fibrous mineral frequently found on the walls of mines and quarries, chiefly hydrous sulphate of alumina; -- also called feather alum, and hair salt.

Alure (n.) A walk or passage; -- applied to passages of various kinds.

Alutaceous (a.) Leathery.

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

Alutation (n.) The tanning or dressing of leather.

Alvearies (pl. ) of Alveary

Alveary (n.) A beehive, or something resembling a beehive.

Alveary (n.) The hollow of the external ear.

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

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

Alveolary (a.) Alveolar.

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

Alveole (n.) Same as Alveolus.

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

Alveoli (pl. ) of Alveolus

Alveolus (n.) A cell in a honeycomb.

Alveolus (n.) A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil

Alveolus (n.) A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the ultimate saccules of glands, etc.

Alvei (pl. ) of Alveus

Alveus (n.) The channel of a river.

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

Alway (adv.) Always.

Always (adv.) At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same.

Always (adv.) Constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; -- opposed to sometimes or occasionally.

Alyssum (n.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.

Blabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Blab

Blabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blab

Blab (v.) To utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner; to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or discretion.

Blab (v. i.) To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales.

Blab (n.) One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale.

Blabber (n.) A tattler; a telltale.

Black (a.) Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.

Black (a.) In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with clouds.

Black (a.) Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness; destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked; cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible.

Black (a.) Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen; foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.

Black (adv.) Sullenly; threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness.

Black (n.) That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black.

Black (n.) A black pigment or dye.

Black (n.) A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races.

Black (n.) A black garment or dress; as, she wears black

Black (n.) Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.

Black (n.) The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black.

Black (n.) A stain; a spot; a smooch.

Blacked (imp. & p. p.) of Black

Blacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Black

Black (a.) To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully.

Black (a.) To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.

Blackamoor (n.) A negro or negress.

Black art () The art practiced by conjurers and witches; necromancy; conjuration; magic.

Black-a-vised (a.) Dark-visaged; swart.

Blackball (n.) A composition for blacking shoes, boots, etc.; also, one for taking impressions of engraved work.

Blackball (n.) A ball of black color, esp. one used as a negative in voting; -- in this sense usually two words.

Blackballed (imp. & p. p.) of Blackball

Blackballing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blackball

Blackball (v. t.) To vote against, by putting a black ball into a ballot box; to reject or exclude, as by voting against with black balls; to ostracize.

Blackball (v. t.) To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking.

Blackband (n.) An earthy carbonate of iron containing considerable carbonaceous matter; -- valuable as an iron ore.

Black bass () An edible, fresh-water fish of the United States, of the genus Micropterus. the small-mouthed kind is M. dolomiei; the large-mouthed is M. salmoides.

Black bass () The sea bass. See Blackfish, 3.

Blackberry (n.) The fruit of several species of bramble (Rubus); also, the plant itself. Rubus fruticosus is the blackberry of England; R. villosus and R. Canadensis are the high blackberry and low blackberry of the United States. There are also other kinds.

Blackbird (n.) In England, a species of thrush (Turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolor, or crow blackbird; the Agelaeus phoeniceus, or red-winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See Redwing.

Blackboard (n.) A broad board painted black, or any black surface on which writing, drawing, or the working of mathematical problems can be done with chalk or crayons. It is much used in schools.

Black book () One of several books of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; -- so called either from the color of the binding, or from the character of the contents.

Black book () A book compiled in the twelfth century, containing a description of the court of exchequer of England, an official statement of the revenues of the crown, etc.

Black book () A book containing details of the enormities practiced in the English monasteries and religious houses, compiled by order of their visitors under Henry VIII., to hasten their dissolution.

Black book () A book of admiralty law, of the highest authority, compiled in the reign of Edw. III.

Black book () A book kept for the purpose of registering the names of persons liable to censure or punishment, as in the English universities, or the English armies.

Black book () Any book which treats of necromancy.

Black-browed (a.) Having black eyebrows. Hence: Gloomy; dismal; threatening; forbidding.

Blackburnian warbler () A beautiful warbler of the United States (Dendroica Blackburniae). The male is strongly marked with orange, yellow, and black on the head and neck, and has an orange-yellow breast.

Blackcap (n.) A small European song bird (Sylvia atricapilla), with a black crown; the mock nightingale.

Blackcap (n.) An American titmouse (Parus atricapillus); the chickadee.

Blackcap (n.) An apple roasted till black, to be served in a dish of boiled custard.

Blackcap (n.) The black raspberry.

Blackcoat (n.) A clergyman; -- familiarly so called, as a soldier is sometimes called a redcoat or a bluecoat.

Blackcock (n.) The male of the European black grouse (Tetrao tetrix, Linn.); -- so called by sportsmen. The female is called gray hen. See Heath grouse.

Black death () A pestilence which ravaged Europe and Asia in the fourteenth century.

Blackened (imp. & p. p.) of Blacken

Blackening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blacken

Blacken (v. t.) To make or render black.

Blacken (v. t.) To make dark; to darken; to cloud.

Blacken (v. t.) To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.

Blacken (v. i.) To grow black or dark.

Blackener (n.) One who blackens.

Black-eyed (a.) Having black eyes.

Black-faced (a.) Having a black, dark, or gloomy face or aspect.

Blackfeet (n. pl.) A tribe of North American Indians formerly inhabiting the country from the upper Missouri River to the Saskatchewan, but now much reduced in numbers.

Blackfin (n.) See Bluefin.

Blackfish (n.) A small kind of whale, of the genus Globicephalus, of several species. The most common is G. melas. Also sometimes applied to other whales of larger size.

Blackfish (n.) The tautog of New England (Tautoga).

Blackfish (n.) The black sea bass (Centropristis atrarius) of the Atlantic coast. It is excellent food fish; -- locally called also black Harry.

Blackfish (n.) A fish of southern Europe (Centrolophus pompilus) of the Mackerel family.

Blackfish (n.) The female salmon in the spawning season.

Blackfoot (a.) Of or pertaining to the Blackfeet; as, a Blackfoot Indian.

Blackfoot (n.) A Blackfoot Indian.

Black friar () A friar of the Dominican order; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine.

Blackguard (n.) The scullions and lower menials of a court, or of a nobleman's household, who, in a removal from one residence to another, had charge of the kitchen utensils, and being smutted by them, were jocularly called the "black guard"; also, the servants and hangers-on of an army.

Blackguard (n.) The criminals and vagrants or vagabonds of a town or community, collectively.

Blackguard (n.) A person of stained or low character, esp. one who uses scurrilous language, or treats others with foul abuse; a scoundrel; a rough.

Blackguard (n.) A vagrant; a bootblack; a gamin.

Blackguarded (imp. & p. p.) of Blackguard

Blackguarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blackguard

Blackguard (v. t.) To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.

Blackguard (a.) Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, blackguard language.

Blackguardism (n.) The conduct or language of a blackguard; ruffianism.

Blackguardly (adv. & a.) In the manner of or resembling a blackguard; abusive; scurrilous; ruffianly.

Blackhead (n.) The scaup duck.

Blackheart (n.) A heart-shaped cherry with a very dark-colored skin.

Black-hearted (a.) Having a wicked, malignant disposition; morally bad.

Black hole () A dungeon or dark cell in a prison; a military lock-up or guardroom; -- now commonly with allusion to the cell (the Black Hole) in a fort at Calcutta, into which 146 English prisoners were thrust by the nabob Suraja Dowla on the night of June 20, 17656, and in which 123 of the prisoners died before morning from lack of air.

Blacking (n.) Any preparation for making things black; esp. one for giving a black luster to boots and shoes, or to stoves.

Blacking (n.) The act or process of making black.

Blackish (a.) Somewhat black.

Black-jack (n.) A name given by English miners to sphalerite, or zinc blende; -- called also false galena. See Blende.

Black-jack (n.) Caramel or burnt sugar, used to color wines, spirits, ground coffee, etc.

Black-jack (n.) A large leather vessel for beer, etc.

Black-jack (n.) The Quercus nigra, or barren oak.

Black-jack (n.) The ensign of a pirate.

Black lead () Plumbago; graphite. It leaves a blackish mark somewhat like lead. See Graphite.

Blacklead (v. t.) To coat or to polish with black lead.

Blackleg (n.) A notorious gambler.

Blackleg (n.) A disease among calves and sheep, characterized by a settling of gelatinous matter in the legs, and sometimes in the neck.

Black letter () The old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type.

Black-letter (a.) Written or printed in black letter; as, a black-letter manuscript or book.

Black-letter (a.) Given to the study of books in black letter; that is, of old books; out of date.

Black-letter (a.) Of or pertaining to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days. Hence: Unlucky; inauspicious.

Blacklist (v. t.) To put in a black list as deserving of suspicion, censure, or punishment; esp. to put in a list of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, -- as tradesmen and employers do for mutual protection; as, to blacklist a workman who has been discharged. See Black list, under Black, a.

Blackly (adv.) In a black manner; darkly, in color; gloomily; threateningly; atrociously.

Blackmail (n.) A certain rate of money, corn, cattle, or other thing, anciently paid, in the north of England and south of Scotland, to certain men who were allied to robbers, or moss troopers, to be by them protected from pillage.

Blackmail (n.) Payment of money exacted by means of intimidation; also, extortion of money from a person by threats of public accusation, exposure, or censure.

Blackmail (n.) Black rent, or rent paid in corn, flesh, or the lowest coin, a opposed to "white rent", which paid in silver.

Blackmailed (imp. & p. p.) of Blackmail

Blackmailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blackmail

Blackmail (v. t.) To extort money from by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation, distress of mind, etc.; as, to blackmail a merchant by threatening to expose an alleged fraud.

Blackmailer (n.) One who extorts, or endeavors to extort, money, by black mailing.

Blackmailing (n.) The act or practice of extorting money by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation.

Black Monday () Easter Monday, so called from the severity of that day in 1360, which was so unusual that many of Edward III.'s soldiers, then before Paris, died from the cold.

Black Monday () The first Monday after the holidays; -- so called by English schoolboys.

Black monk () A Benedictine monk.

Blackmoor (n.) See Blackamoor.

Black-mouthed (a.) Using foul or scurrilous language; slanderous.

Blackness (n.) The quality or state of being black; black color; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness.

Blackpoll (n.) A warbler of the United States (Dendroica striata).

Black pudding () A kind of sausage made of blood, suet, etc., thickened with meal.

Black Rod () the usher to the Chapter of the Garter, so called from the black rod which he carries. He is of the king's chamber, and also usher to the House of Lords.

Black Rod () An usher in the legislature of British colonies.

Blackroot (n.) See Colicroot.

Blacks (n. pl.) The name of a kind of in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape, and residue of the wine press.

Blacks (n. pl.) Soot flying in the air.

Blacks (n. pl.) Black garments, etc. See Black, n., 4.

Blacksalter (n.) One who makes crude potash, or black salts.

Black salts () Crude potash.

Blacksmith (n.) A smith who works in iron with a forge, and makes iron utensils, horseshoes, etc.

Blacksmith (n.) A fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis, / Heliastes, punctipinnis), of a blackish color.

Black snake (n.) Alt. of Blacksnake

Blacksnake (n.) A snake of a black color, of which two species are common in the United States, the Bascanium constrictor, or racer, sometimes six feet long, and the Scotophis Alleghaniensis, seven or eight feet long.

Blackstrap (n.) A mixture of spirituous liquor (usually rum) and molasses.

Blackstrap (n.) Bad port wine; any common wine of the Mediterranean; -- so called by sailors.

Blacktail (n.) A fish; the ruff or pope.

Blacktail (n.) The black-tailed deer (Cervus / Cariacus Columbianus) of California and Oregon; also, the mule deer of the Rocky Mountains. See Mule deer.

Blackthorn (n.) A spreading thorny shrub or small tree (Prunus spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing little black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.

Blackthorn (n.) A species of Crataegus or hawthorn (C. tomentosa). Both are used for hedges.

Black vomit () A copious vomiting of dark-colored matter; or the substance so discharged; -- one of the most fatal symptoms in yellow fever.

Black wash (n.) Alt. of Blackwash

Blackwash (n.) A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.

Blackwash (n.) A wash that blackens, as opposed to whitewash; hence, figuratively, calumny.

Blackwood (n.) A name given to several dark-colored timbers. The East Indian black wood is from the tree Dalbergia latifolia.

Blackwork (n.) Work wrought by blacksmiths; -- so called in distinction from that wrought by whitesmiths.

Bladder (n.) A bag or sac in animals, which serves as the receptacle of some fluid; as, the urinary bladder; the gall bladder; -- applied especially to the urinary bladder, either within the animal, or when taken out and inflated with air.

Bladder (n.) Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid.

Bladder (n.) A distended, membranaceous pericarp.

Bladder (n.) Anything inflated, empty, or unsound.

Bladdered (imp. & p. p.) of Bladder

Bladdering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bladder

Bladder (v. t.) To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.

Bladder (v. t.) To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.

Bladderwort (n.) A genus (Utricularia) of aquatic or marshy plants, which usually bear numerous vesicles in the divisions of the leaves. These serve as traps for minute animals. See Ascidium.

Bladdery (a.) Having bladders; also, resembling a bladder.

Blade (n.) Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is sometimes applied to the spire of grasses.

Blade (n.) The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword.

Blade (n.) The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller.

Blade (n.) The scapula or shoulder blade.

Blade (n.) The principal rafters of a roof.

Blade (n.) The four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell.

Blade (n.) A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning.

Blade (v. t.) To furnish with a blade.

Blade (v. i.) To put forth or have a blade.

Bladebone (n.) The scapula. See Blade, 4.

Bladed (a.) Having a blade or blades; as, a two-bladed knife.

Bladed (a.) Divested of blades; as, bladed corn.

Bladed (a.) Composed of long and narrow plates, shaped like the blade of a knife.

Bladefish (n.) A long, thin, marine fish of Europe (Trichiurus lepturus); the ribbon fish.

Bladesmith (n.) A sword cutler.

Blady (a.) Consisting of blades.

Blae (a.) Dark blue or bluish gray; lead-colored.

Blaeberry (n.) The bilberry.

Blague (n.) Mendacious boasting; falsehood; humbug.

Blain (n.) An inflammatory swelling or sore; a bulla, pustule, or blister.

Blain (n.) A bladder growing on the root of the tongue of a horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath.

Blamable (a.) Deserving of censure; faulty; culpable; reprehensible; censurable; blameworthy.

Blamed (imp. & p. p.) of Blame

Blaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blame

Blame (v. t.) To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.

Blame (v. t.) To bring reproach upon; to blemish.

Blame (v.) An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.

Blame (v.) That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.

Blame (v.) Hurt; injury.

Blameful (a.) Faulty; meriting blame.

Blameful (a.) Attributing blame or fault; implying or conveying censure; faultfinding; censorious.

Blameless (a.) Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless; -- sometimes followed by of.

Blamelessly (adv.) In a blameless manner.

Blamelessness (n.) The quality or state of being blameless; innocence.

Blamer (n.) One who blames.

Blameworthy (a.) Deserving blame; culpable; reprehensible.

Blancard (n.) A kind of linen cloth made in Normandy, the thread of which is partly blanches before it is woven.

Blanched (imp. & p. p.) of Blanch

Blanching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blanch

Blanch (a.) To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.

Blanch (a.) To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.

Blanch (a.) To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds.

Blanch (a.) To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices.

Blanch (a.) To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).

Blanch (a.) To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.

Blanch (a.) Fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.

Blanch (v. i.) To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.

Blanch (v. t.) To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.

Blanch (v. t.) To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.

Blanch (v. i.) To use evasion.

Blanch (n.) Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.

Blancher (n.) One who, or that which, blanches or whitens; esp., one who anneals and cleanses money; also, a chemical preparation for this purpose.

Blancher (n.) One who, or that which, frightens away or turns aside.

Blanch holding () A mode of tenure by the payment of a small duty in white rent (silver) or otherwise.

Blanchimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the bleaching power of chloride of lime and potash; a chlorometer.

Blancmange (n.) A preparation for desserts, etc., made from isinglass, sea moss, cornstarch, or other gelatinous or starchy substance, with mild, usually sweetened and flavored, and shaped in a mold.

Blancmanger (n.) A sort of fricassee with white sauce, variously made of capon, fish, etc.

Bland (a.) Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant.

Bland (a.) Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet.

Blandation (n.) Flattery.

Blandiloquence (n.) Mild, flattering speech.

Blandiloquous (a.) Alt. of Blandiloquious

Blandiloquious (a.) Fair-spoken; flattering.

Blandise (v. i.) To blandish any one.

Blandished (imp. & p. p.) of Blandish

Blandishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blandish

Blandish (v. t.) To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.

Blandish (v. t.) To make agreeable and enticing.

Blandisher (n.) One who uses blandishments.

Blandishment (n.) The act of blandishing; a word or act expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart; soft words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.

Blandly (adv.) In a bland manner; mildly; suavely.

Blandness (n.) The state or quality of being bland.

Blank (a.) Of a white or pale color; without color.

Blank (a.) Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.

Blank (a.) Utterly confounded or discomfited.

Blank (a.) Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.

Blank (a.) Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.

Blank (a.) Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant.

Blank (a.) Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.

Blank (n.) Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void.

Blank (n.) A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.

Blank (n.) A paper unwritten; a paper without marks or characters a blank ballot; -- especially, a paper on which are to be inserted designated items of information, for which spaces are left vacant; a bland form.

Blank (n.) A paper containing the substance of a legal instrument, as a deed, release, writ, or execution, with spaces left to be filled with names, date, descriptions, etc.

Blank (n.) The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.

Blank (n.) Aim; shot; range.

Blank (n.) A kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence.

Blank (n.) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.

Blank (n.) A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the "double blank"; the "six blank."

Blanked (imp. & p. p.) of Blank

Blanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blank

Blank (v. t.) To make void; to annul.

Blank (v. t.) To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse.

Blanket (a.) A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing; also, a similar fabric used as a robe; or any fabric used as a cover for a horse.

Blanket (a.) A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic.

Blanket (a.) A streak or layer of blubber in whales.

Blanketed (imp. & p. p.) of Blanket

Blanketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blanket

Blanket (v. t.) To cover with a blanket.

Blanket (v. t.) To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.

Blanket (v. t.) To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.

Blanketing (n.) Cloth for blankets.

Blanketing (n.) The act or punishment of tossing in a blanket.

Blankly (adv.) In a blank manner; without expression; vacuously; as, to stare blankly.

Blankly (adv.) Directly; flatly; point blank.

Blankness (n.) The state of being blank.

Blanquette (n.) A white fricassee.

Blanquillo (n.) A large fish of Florida and the W. Indies (Caulolatilus chrysops). It is red, marked with yellow.

Blared (imp. & p. p.) of Blare

Blaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blare

Blare (v. i.) To sound loudly and somewhat harshly.

Blare (v. t.) To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.

Blare (n.) The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.

Blarney (n.) Smooth, wheedling talk; flattery.

Blarneyed (imp. & p. p.) of Blarney

Blarneying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blarney

Blarney (v. t.) To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney.

Blase (a.) Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; used up.

Blasphemed (imp. & p. p.) of Blaspheme

Blaspheming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blaspheme

Blaspheme (v.) To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred); as, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

Blaspheme (v.) Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

Blaspheme (v. i.) To utter blasphemy.

Blasphemer (n.) One who blasphemes.

Blasphemous (a.) Speaking or writing blasphemy; uttering or exhibiting anything impiously irreverent; profane; as, a blasphemous person; containing blasphemy; as, a blasphemous book; a blasphemous caricature.

Blasphemously (adv.) In a blasphemous manner.

Blasphemy (n.) An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.

Blasphemy (n.) Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification.

-blast () A suffix or terminal formative, used principally in biological terms, and signifying growth, formation; as, bioblast, epiblast, mesoblast, etc.

Blast (n.) A violent gust of wind.

Blast (n.) A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.

Blast (n.) The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast.

Blast (n.) The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath.

Blast (n.) A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.

Blast (n.) The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose.

Blast (n.) A flatulent disease of sheep.

Blasted (imp. & p. p.) of Blast

Blasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blast

Blast (v. t.) To injure, as by a noxious wind; to cause to wither; to stop or check the growth of, and prevent from fruit-bearing, by some pernicious influence; to blight; to shrivel.

Blast (v. t.) Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character.

Blast (v. t.) To confound by a loud blast or din.

Blast (v. t.) To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.

Blast (v. i.) To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.

Blast (v. i.) To blow; to blow on a trumpet.

Blasted (a.) Blighted; withered.

Blasted (a.) Confounded; accursed; detestable.

Blasted (a.) Rent open by an explosive.

Blastemata (pl. ) of Blastema

Blastema (n.) The structureless, protoplasmic tissue of the embryo; the primitive basis of an organ yet unformed, from which it grows.

Blastemal (a.) Relating to the blastema; rudimentary.

Blastematic (a.) Connected with, or proceeding from, the blastema; blastemal.

Blaster (n.) One who, or that which, blasts or destroys.

Blastide (n.) A small, clear space in the segments of the ovum, the precursor of the nucleus.

Blasting (n.) A blast; destruction by a blast, or by some pernicious cause.

Blasting (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, blasts; the business of one who blasts.

Blastment (n.) A sudden stroke or injury produced by some destructive cause.

Blastocarpous (a.) Germinating inside the pericarp, as the mangrove.

Blastocoele (n.) The cavity of the blastosphere, or segmentation cavity.

Blastocyst (n.) The germinal vesicle.

Blastoderm (n.) The germinal membrane in an ovum, from which the embryo is developed.

Blastodermatic (a.) Alt. of Blastodermic

Blastodermic (a.) Of or pertaining to the blastoderm.

Blastogenesis (n.) Multiplication or increase by gemmation or budding.

Blastoid (n.) One of the Blastoidea.

Blastoidea (n. pl.) One of the divisions of Crinoidea found fossil in paleozoic rocks; pentremites. They are so named on account of their budlike form.

Blastomere (n.) One of the segments first formed by the division of the ovum.

Blastophoral (a.) Alt. of Blastophoric

Blastophoric (a.) Relating to the blastophore.

Blastophore (n.) That portion of the spermatospore which is not converted into spermatoblasts, but carries them.

Blastopore (n.) The pore or opening leading into the cavity of invagination, or archenteron.

Blastosphere (n.) The hollow globe or sphere formed by the arrangement of the blastomeres on the periphery of an impregnated ovum.

Blastostyle (n.) In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whose special function is to produce medusoid buds. See Hydroidea, and Athecata.

Blast pipe () The exhaust pipe of a steam engine, or any pipe delivering steam or air, when so constructed as to cause a blast.

Blastula (n.) That stage in the development of the ovum in which the outer cells of the morula become more defined and form the blastoderm.

Blastule (n.) Same as Blastula.

Blasty (a.) Affected by blasts; gusty.

Blasty (a.) Causing blast or injury.

Blat (v. i.) To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.

Blat (v. t.) To utter inconsiderately.

Blatancy (n.) Blatant quality.

Blatant (a.) Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.

Blatantly (adv.) In a blatant manner.

Blatherskite (n.) A blustering, talkative fellow.

Blattered (imp. & p. p.) of Blatter

Blatter (v. i.) To prate; to babble; to rail; to make a senseless noise; to patter.

Blatteration (n.) Blattering.

Blatterer (n.) One who blatters; a babbler; a noisy, blustering boaster.

Blattering (n.) Senseless babble or boasting.

Blatteroon (n.) A senseless babbler or boaster.

Blaubok (n.) The blue buck. See Blue buck, under Blue.

Blay (a.) A fish. See Bleak, n.

Blaze (n.) A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame.

Blaze (n.) Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun.

Blaze (n.) A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display.

Blaze (n.) A white spot on the forehead of a horse.

Blaze (n.) A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark.

Blazed (imp. & p. p.) of Blaze

Blazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blaze

Blaze (v. i.) To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes.

Blaze (v. i.) To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze.

Blaze (v. i.) To be resplendent.

Blaze (v. t.) To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark.

Blaze (v. t.) To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path.

Blaze (v. i.) To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous.

Blaze (v. i.) To blazon.

Blazer (n.) One who spreads reports or blazes matters abroad.

Blazing (a.) Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches.

Blazon (n.) A shield.

Blazon (n.) An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.

Blazon (n.) The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.

Blazon (n.) Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.

Blazoned (imp. & p. p.) of Blazon

Blazoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blazon

Blazon (v. t.) To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.

Blazon (v. t.) To deck; to embellish; to adorn.

Blazon (v. t.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.

Blazon (v. i.) To shine; to be conspicuous.

Blazoner (n.) One who gives publicity, proclaims, or blazons; esp., one who blazons coats of arms; a herald.

Blazonment (n.) The act of blazoning; blazoning; emblazonment.

Blazonry (n.) Same as Blazon, 3.

Blazonry (n.) A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings.

Blazonry (n.) Artistic representation or display.

Blea (n.) The part of a tree which lies immediately under the bark; the alburnum or sapwood.

Bleaberry (n.) See Blaeberry.

Bleached (imp. & p. p.) of Bleach

Bleaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bleach

Bleach (a.) To make white, or whiter; to remove the color, or stains, from; to blanch; to whiten.

Bleach (v. i.) To grow white or lose color; to whiten.

Bleached (a.) Whitened; make white.

Bleacher (n.) One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten, by bleaching.

Bleacheries (pl. ) of Bleachery

Bleachery (n.) A place or an establishment where bleaching is done.

Bleaching (n.) The act or process of whitening, by removing color or stains; esp. the process of whitening fabrics by chemical agents.

Bleak (a.) Without color; pale; pallid.

Bleak (a.) Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.

Bleak (a.) Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.

Bleak (a.) A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae; the blay.

Bleaky (a.) Bleak.

Blear (v.) Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- said of the eyes.

Blear (v.) Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim.

Bleared (imp. & p. p.) of Blear

Blearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blear

Blear (v. t.) To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink.

Bleared (a.) Dimmed, as by a watery humor; affected with rheum.

Bleareye (n.) A disease of the eyelids, consisting in chronic inflammation of the margins, with a gummy secretion of sebaceous matter.

Blear-eyed (a.) Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim-sighted.

Blear-eyed (a.) Lacking in perception or penetration; short-sighted; as, a blear-eyed bigot.

Bleareyedness (n.) The state of being blear-eyed.

Bleary (a.) Somewhat blear.

Bleated (imp. & p. p.) of Bleat

Bleating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bleat

Bleat (v. i.) To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf.

Bleat (n.) A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.

Bleater (n.) One who bleats; a sheep.

Bleating (a.) Crying as a sheep does.

Bleating (n.) The cry of, or as of, a sheep.

Bleb (n.) A large vesicle or bulla, usually containing a serous fluid; a blister; a bubble, as in water, glass, etc.

Blebby (a.) Containing blebs, or characterized by blebs; as, blebby glass.

Bleck (v. t.) Alt. of Blek

Blek (v. t.) To blacken; also, to defile.

Bled () imp. & p. p. of Bleed.

Blee (n.) Complexion; color; hue; likeness; form.

Bled (imp. & p. p.) of Bleed

Bleeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bleed

Bleed (v. i.) To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose.

Bleed (v. i.) To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers.

Bleed (v. i.) To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence.

Bleed (v. i.) To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.

Bleed (v. i.) To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.

Bleed (v. i.) To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause.

Bleed (v. t.) To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.

Bleed (v. t.) To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.

Bleed (v. t.) To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.

Bleeder (n.) One who, or that which, draws blood.

Bleeder (n.) One in whom slight wounds give rise to profuse or uncontrollable bleeding.

Bleeding (a.) Emitting, or appearing to emit, blood or sap, etc.; also, expressing anguish or compassion.

Bleeding (n.) A running or issuing of blood, as from the nose or a wound; a hemorrhage; the operation of letting blood, as in surgery; a drawing or running of sap from a tree or plant.

Blemished (imp. & p. p.) of Blemish

Blemishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blemish

Blemish (v. t.) To mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind.

Blemish (v. t.) To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame.

Blemishes (pl. ) of Blemish

Blemish (n.) Any mark of deformity or injury, whether physical or moral; anything that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is otherwise well formed; that which impairs reputation.

Blemishless (a.) Without blemish; spotless.

Blemishment (n.) The state of being blemished; blemish; disgrace; damage; impairment.

Blenched (imp. & p. p.) of Blench

Blenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blench

Blench (v. i.) To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.

Blench (v. i.) To fly off; to turn aside.

Blench (v. t.) To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to obstruct; to hinder.

Blench (v. t.) To draw back from; to deny from fear.

Blench (n.) A looking aside or askance.

Blench (v. i. & t.) To grow or make pale.

Blencher (n.) One who, or that which, scares another; specifically, a person stationed to prevent the escape of the deer, at a hunt. See Blancher.

Blencher (n.) One who blenches, flinches, or shrinks back.

Blench holding () See Blanch holding.

Blended (imp. & p. p.) of Blend

Blent () of Blend

Blending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blend

Blend (v. t.) To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound.

Blend (v. t.) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.

Blend (v. i.) To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors.

Blend (n.) A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint, etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends or the other begins.

Blend (a.) To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive.

Blende (n.) A mineral, called also sphalerite, and by miners mock lead, false galena, and black-jack. It is a zinc sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is usually yellow, brown, or black, and its luster resinous.

Blende (n.) A general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic luster.

Blender (n.) One who, or that which, blends; an instrument, as a brush, used in blending.

Blending (n.) The act of mingling.

Blending (n.) The method of laying on different tints so that they may mingle together while wet, and shade into each other insensibly.

Blendous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or containing, blende.

Blendwater (n.) A distemper incident to cattle, in which their livers are affected.

Blenheim spaniel () A small variety of spaniel, kept as a pet.

Blenk (v. i.) To blink; to shine; to look.

Blennioid (a.) Alt. of Blenniid

Blenniid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the blennies.

Blennogenous (a.) Generating mucus.

Blennorrhea (n.) An inordinate secretion and discharge of mucus.

Blennorrhea (n.) Gonorrhea.

Blennies (pl. ) of Blenny

Blenny (n.) A marine fish of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidae; -- so called from its coating of mucus. The species are numerous.

Blent (imp. & p. p.) Mingled; mixed; blended; also, polluted; stained.

Blent (imp. & p. p.) Blinded. Also (Chaucer), 3d sing. pres. Blindeth.

Blesbok (n.) A South African antelope (Alcelaphus albifrons), having a large white spot on the forehead.

Blessed (imp. & p. p.) of Bless

Blest () of Bless

Blessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bless

Bless (v. t.) To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate

Bless (v. t.) To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.

Bless (v. t.) To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons.

Bless (v. t.) To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food.

Bless (v. t.) To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).

Bless (v. t.) To guard; to keep; to protect.

Bless (v. t.) To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.

Bless (v. t.) To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.

Bless (v. t.) To wave; to brandish.

Blessed (a.) Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.

Blessed (a.) Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored.

Blessed (a.) Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful.

Blessed (a.) Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.

Blessed (a.) Beatified.

Blessed (a.) Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.

Blessedly (adv.) Happily; fortunately; joyfully.

Blessedness (n.) The state of being blessed; happiness; felicity; bliss; heavenly joys; the favor of God.

Blessed thistle () See under Thistle.

Blesser (n.) One who blesses; one who bestows or invokes a blessing.

Blessing (v. t.) The act of one who blesses.

Blessing (v. t.) A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.

Blessing (v. t.) A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.

Blessing (v. t.) A gift.

Blessing (v. t.) Grateful praise or worship.

Blest (a.) Blessed.

Blet (n.) A form of decay in fruit which is overripe.

Bletonism (n.) The supposed faculty of perceiving subterraneous springs and currents by sensation; -- so called from one Bleton, of France.

Bletting (n.) A form of decay seen in fleshy, overripe fruit.

Blew () imp. of Blow.

Bleyme (n.) An inflammation in the foot of a horse, between the sole and the bone.

Bleynte () imp. of Blench.

Blickey (n.) A tin dinner pail.

Blighted (imp. & p. p.) of Blight

Blighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blight

Blight (v. t.) To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.

Blight (v. t.) Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.

Blight (v. i.) To be affected by blight; to blast; as, this vine never blights.

Blight (n.) Mildew; decay; anything nipping or blasting; -- applied as a general name to various injuries or diseases of plants, causing the whole or a part to wither, whether occasioned by insects, fungi, or atmospheric influences.

Blight (n.) The act of blighting, or the state of being blighted; a withering or mildewing, or a stoppage of growth in the whole or a part of a plant, etc.

Blight (n.) That which frustrates one's plans or withers one's hopes; that which impairs or destroys.

Blight (n.) A downy species of aphis, or plant louse, destructive to fruit trees, infesting both the roots and branches; -- also applied to several other injurious insects.

Blight (n.) A rashlike eruption on the human skin.

Blighting (a.) Causing blight.

Blightingly (adv.) So as to cause blight.

Blimbi (n.) Alt. of Blimbing

Blimbing (n.) See Bilimbi, etc.

Blin (v. t. & i.) To stop; to cease; to desist.

Blin (n.) Cessation; end.

Blind (a.) Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.

Blind (a.) Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.

Blind (a.) Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.

Blind (a.) Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch.

Blind (a.) Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.

Blind (a.) Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.

Blind (a.) Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.

Blind (a.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.

Blinded (imp. & p. p.) of Blind

Blinding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blind

Blind (v. t.) To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.

Blind (v. t.) To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.

Blind (v. t.) To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.

Blind (v. t.) To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.

Blind (n.) Something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a blinder for a horse.

Blind (n.) Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.

Blind (n.) A blindage. See Blindage.

Blind (n.) A halting place.

Blind (n.) Alt. of Blinde

Blinde (n.) See Blende.

Blindage (n.) A cover or protection for an advanced trench or approach, formed of fascines and earth supported by a framework.

Blinder (n.) One who, or that which, blinds.

Blinder (n.) One of the leather screens on a bridle, to hinder a horse from seeing objects at the side; a blinker.

Blindfish (n.) A small fish (Amblyopsis spelaeus) destitute of eyes, found in the waters of the Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky. Related fishes from other caves take the same name.

Blindfolded (imp. & p. p.) of Blindfold

Blindfolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blindfold

Blindfold (v. t.) To cover the eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from seeing.

Blindfold (a.) Having the eyes covered; blinded; having the mental eye darkened. Hence: Heedless; reckless; as, blindfold zeal; blindfold fury.

Blinding (a.) Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding; obscuring; as, blinding tears; blinding snow.

Blinding (n.) A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved road. See Blind, v. t., 4.

Blindly (adv.) Without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one's own.

Blindman's buff () A play in which one person is blindfolded, and tries to catch some one of the company and tell who it is.

Blindman's holiday () The time between daylight and candle light.

Blindness (n.) State or condition of being blind, literally or figuratively.

Blindstory (n.) The triforium as opposed to the clearstory.

Blindworm (n.) A small, burrowing, snakelike, limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis), with minute eyes, popularly believed to be blind; the slowworm; -- formerly a name for the adder.

Blinked (imp. & p. p.) of Blink

Blinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blink

Blink (v. i.) To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye.

Blink (v. i.) To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes.

Blink (v. i.) To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp.

Blink (v. i.) To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.

Blink (v. t.) To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question.

Blink (v. t.) To trick; to deceive.

Blink (v. i.) A glimpse or glance.

Blink (v. i.) Gleam; glimmer; sparkle.

Blink (v. i.) The dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink.

Blink (pl.) Boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them.

Blinkard (n.) One who blinks with, or as with, weak eyes.

Blinkard (n.) That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star, which appears and disappears.

Blink beer () Beer kept unbroached until it is sharp.

Blinker (n.) One who, or that which, blinks.

Blinker (n.) A blinder for horses; a flap of leather on a horse's bridle to prevent him from seeing objects as his side hence, whatever obstructs sight or discernment.

Blinker (pl.) A kind of goggles, used to protect the eyes form glare, etc.

Blink-eyed (a.) Habitually winking.

Blirt (n.) A gust of wind and rain.

Blisses (pl. ) of Bliss

Bliss (n.) Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.

Blissful (a.) Full of, characterized by, or causing, joy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.

Blissless (a.) Destitute of bliss.

Blissom (v. i.) To be lustful; to be lascivious.

Blissom (a.) Lascivious; also, in heat; -- said of ewes.

Blister (n.) A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a bladderlike elevation of the cuticle.

Blister (n.) Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin, as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the surface, as on steel.

Blister (n.) A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister.

Blistered (imp. & p. p.) of Blister

Blistering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blister

Blister (v. i.) To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on.

Blister (v. t.) To raise a blister or blisters upon.

Blister (v. t.) To give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister.

Blistery (a.) Full of blisters.

Blite (n.) A genus of herbs (Blitum) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry blite.

Blithe (a.) Gay; merry; sprightly; joyous; glad; cheerful; as, a blithe spirit.

Blitheful (a.) Gay; full of gayety; joyous.

Blithely (adv.) In a blithe manner.

Blitheness (n.) The state of being blithe.

Blithesome (a.) Cheery; gay; merry.

Blive (adv.) Quickly; forthwith.

Blizzard (n.) A gale of piercingly cold wind, usually accompanied with fine and blinding snow; a furious blast.

Bloated (imp. & p. p.) of Bloat

Bloating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bloat

Bloat (v. t.) To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.

Bloat (v. t.) To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.

Bloat (v. i.) To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.

Bloat (a.) Bloated.

Bloat (n.) A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.

Bloat (v. t.) To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.

Bloated (p. a.) Distended beyond the natural or usual size, as by the presence of water, serum, etc.; turgid; swollen; as, a bloated face. Also, puffed up with pride; pompous.

Bloatedness (n.) The state of being bloated.

Bloater (n.) The common herring, esp. when of large size, smoked, and half dried; -- called also bloat herring.

Blob (n.) Something blunt and round; a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick; a drop; a bubble; a blister.

Blob (n.) A small fresh-water fish (Uranidea Richardsoni); the miller's thumb.

Blobber (n.) A bubble; blubber.

Blobber-lipped (a.) Having thick lips.

Blocage (n.) The roughest and cheapest sort of rubblework, in masonry.

Block (v. t.) A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children's playing blocks, etc.

Block (v. t.) The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.

Block (v. t.) The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.

Block (v. t.) The pattern or shape of a hat.

Block (v. t.) A large or long building divided into separate houses or shops, or a number of houses or shops built in contact with each other so as to form one building; a row of houses or shops.

Block (v. t.) A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.

Block (v. t.) A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; -- used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles.

Block (v. t.) The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.

Block (v. t.) Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way.

Block (v. t.) A piece of box or other wood for engravers' work.

Block (v. t.) A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.

Block (v. t.) A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.

Block (v. t.) A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below.

Blocked (imp. & p. p.) of Block

Blocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Block

Block (n.) To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor.

Block (n.) To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.

Block (n.) To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.

Blockade (v. t.) The shutting up of a place by troops or ships, with the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the reception of supplies; as, the blockade of the ports of an enemy.

Blockade (v. t.) An obstruction to passage.

Blockaded (imp. & p. p.) of Blockade

Blockading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blockade

Blockade (v. t. ) To shut up, as a town or fortress, by investing it with troops or vessels or war for the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the introduction of supplies. See note under Blockade, n.

Blockade (n.) Hence, to shut in so as to prevent egress.

Blockade (n.) To obstruct entrance to or egress from.

Blockader (n.) One who blockades.

Blockader (n.) A vessel employed in blockading.

Blockage (n.) The act of blocking up; the state of being blocked up.

Block book () A book printed from engraved wooden blocks instead of movable types.

Blockhead (n.) A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.

Blockheaded (a.) Stupid; dull.

Blockheadism (n.) That which characterizes a blockhead; stupidity.

Blockhouse (n.) An edifice or structure of heavy timbers or logs for military defense, having its sides loopholed for musketry, and often an upper story projecting over the lower, or so placed upon it as to have its sides make an angle wit the sides of the lower story, thus enabling the defenders to fire downward, and in all directions; -- formerly much used in America and Germany.

Blockhouse (n.) A house of squared logs.

Blocking (n.) The act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks.

Blocking (n.) Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.

Blocking course () The finishing course of a wall showing above a cornice.

Blockish (a.) Like a block; deficient in understanding; stupid; dull.

Blocklike (a.) Like a block; stupid.

Block tin () See under Tin.

Bloedite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of magnesium and sodium.

Blomary (n.) See Bloomery.

Bloncket (a.) Alt. of Blonket

Blonket (a.) Gray; bluish gray.

Blond (v. t.) Alt. of Blonde

Blonde (v. t.) Of a fair color; light-colored; as, blond hair; a blond complexion.

Blonde (n.) A person of very fair complexion, with light hair and light blue eyes.

Blonde (n.) A kind of silk lace originally of the color of raw silk, now sometimes dyed; -- called also blond lace.

Blond metal () A variety of clay ironstone, in Staffordshire, England, used for making tools.

Blondness (n.) The state of being blond.

Blood (n.) The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.

Blood (n.) Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.

Blood (n.) Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.

Blood (n.) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.

Blood (n.) The fleshy nature of man.

Blood (n.) The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.

Blood (n.) A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.

Blood (n.) Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as if the blood were the seat of emotions.

Blood (n.) A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.

Blood (n.) The juice of anything, especially if red.

Blooded (imp. & p. p.) of Blood

Blooding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blood

Blood (v. t.) To bleed.

Blood (v. t.) To stain, smear or wet, with blood.

Blood (v. t.) To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.

Blood (v. t.) To heat the blood of; to exasperate.

Bloodbird (n.) An Australian honeysucker (Myzomela sanguineolata); -- so called from the bright red color of the male bird.

Blood-boltered (a.) Having the hair matted with clotted blood.

Blooded (a.) Having pure blood, or a large admixture or pure blood; of approved breed; of the best stock.

Bloodflower (n.) A genus of bulbous plants, natives of Southern Africa, named Haemanthus, of the Amaryllis family. The juice of H. toxicarius is used by the Hottentots to poison their arrows.

Bloodguilty (a.) Guilty of murder or bloodshed.

Bloodhound (n.) A breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves. Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff.

Bloodily (adv.) In a bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed blood.

Bloodiness (n.) The state of being bloody.

Bloodiness (n.) Disposition to shed blood; bloodthirstiness.

Bloodless (a.) Destitute of blood, or apparently so; as, bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead.

Bloodless (a.) Not attended with shedding of blood, or slaughter; as, a bloodless victory.

Bloodless (a.) Without spirit or activity.

Bloodlet (v. t. ) bleed; to let blood.

Bloodletter (n.) One who, or that which, lets blood; a phlebotomist.

Bloodletting (n.) The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; -- esp. applied to venesection.

Blood money () Money paid to the next of kin of a person who has been killed by another.

Blood money () Money obtained as the price, or at the cost, of another's life; -- said of a reward for supporting a capital charge, of money obtained for betraying a fugitive or for committing murder, or of money obtained from the sale of that which will destroy the purchaser.

Bloodroot (n.) A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria.

Bloodshed (n.) The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.

Bloodshedder (n.) One who sheds blood; a manslayer; a murderer.

Bloodshedding (n.) Bloodshed.

Bloodshot (a.) Red and inflamed; suffused with blood, or having the vessels turgid with blood, as when the conjunctiva is inflamed or irritated.

Blood-shotten (a.) Bloodshot.

Bloodstick (n.) A piece of hard wood loaded at one end with lead, and used to strike the fleam into the vein.

Bloodstone (n.) A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; -- called also heliotrope.

Bloodstone (n.) Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or "streak."

Bloodstroke (n.) Loss of sensation and motion from hemorrhage or congestion in the brain.

Bloodsucker (n.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.

Bloodsucker (n.) One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer.

Bloodsucker (n.) A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.

Bloodthirsty (a.) Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous.

Bloodulf (n.) The European bullfinch.

Blood vessel () Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein.

Bloodwite (n.) Alt. of Bloodwit

Bloodwit (n.) A fine or amercement paid as a composition for the shedding of blood; also, a riot wherein blood was spilled.

Bloodwood (n.) A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood.

Bloodwort (n.) A plant, Rumex sanguineus, or bloody-veined dock. The name is applied also to bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis), and to an extensive order of plants (Haemodoraceae), the roots of many species of which contain a red coloring matter useful in dyeing.

Bloody (a.) Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.

Bloody (a.) Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief.

Bloody (a.) Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel.

Bloody (a.) Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle.

Bloody (a.) Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet.

Bloodied (imp. & p. p.) of Bloody

Bloodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bloody

Bloody (v. t.) To stain with blood.

Bloodybones (n.) A terrible bugbear.

Bloody flux () The dysentery, a disease in which the flux or discharge from the bowels has a mixture of blood.

Bloody hand () A hand stained with the blood of a deer, which, in the old forest laws of England, was sufficient evidence of a man's trespass in the forest against venison.

Bloody hand () A red hand, as in the arms of Ulster, which is now the distinguishing mark of a baronet of the United Kingdom.

Bloody-minded (a.) Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty.

Bloody sweat () A sweat accompanied by a discharge of blood; a disease, called sweating sickness, formerly prevalent in England and other countries.

Bloom (n.) A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

Bloom (n.) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.

Bloom (n.) A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.

Bloom (n.) The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness; a flush; a glow.

Bloom (n.) The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

Bloom (n.) A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

Bloom (n.) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.

Bloomed (imp. & p. p.) of Bloom

Blooming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bloom

Bloom (v. i.) To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

Bloom (v. i.) To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise, as by or with flowers.

Bloom (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

Bloom (v. t.) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

Bloom (n.) A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by shingling.

Bloom (n.) A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.

Bloomary (n.) See Bloomery.

Bloomer (n.) A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.

Bloomer (n.) A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.

Bloomery (n.) A furnace and forge in which wrought iron in the form of blooms is made directly from the ore, or (more rarely) from cast iron.

Blooming (n.) The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.

Blooming (a.) Opening in blossoms; flowering.

Blooming (a.) Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.

Bloomingly (adv.) In a blooming manner.

Bloomingness (n.) A blooming condition.

Bloomless (a.) Without bloom or flowers.

Bloomy (a.) Full of bloom; flowery; flourishing with the vigor of youth; as, a bloomy spray.

Bloomy (a.) Covered with bloom, as fruit.

Blooth (n.) Bloom; a blossoming.

Blore (n.) The act of blowing; a roaring wind; a blast.

Blosmy (a.) Blossomy.

Blossom (n.) The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom.

Blossom (n.) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.

Blossom (n.) The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.

Blossomed (imp. & p. p.) of Blossom

Blossoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blossom

Blossom (n.) To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.

Blossom (n.) To flourish and prosper.

Blossomless (a.) Without blossoms.

Blossomy (a.) Full of blossoms; flowery.

Blotted (imp. & p. p.) of Blot

Blotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blot

Blot (v. t.) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.

Blot (v. t.) To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.

Blot (v. t.) To stain with infamy; to disgrace.

Blot (v. t.) To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.

Blot (v. t.) To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.

Blot (v. t.) To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.

Blot (v. i.) To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.

Blot (n.) A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.

Blot (n.) An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.

Blot (n.) A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.

Blot (n.) An exposure of a single man to be taken up.

Blot (n.) A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.

Blot (n.) A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.

Blotch (a.) A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral blotch.

Blotch (a.) A large pustule, or a coarse eruption.

Blotched (a.) Marked or covered with blotches.

Blotchy (a.) Having blotches.

Bloted (imp. & p. p.) of Blote

Bloting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blote

Blote (v. t.) To cure, as herrings, by salting and smoking them; to bloat.

Blotless (a.) Without blot.

Blotter (n.) One who, or that which, blots; esp. a device for absorbing superfluous ink.

Blotter (n.) A wastebook, in which entries of transactions are made as they take place.

Blottesque (a.) Characterized by blots or heavy touches; coarsely depicted; wanting in delineation.

Blotting paper () A kind of thick, bibulous, unsized paper, used to absorb superfluous ink from freshly written manuscript, and thus prevent blots.

Blouse (n.) A light, loose over-garment, like a smock frock, worn especially by workingmen in France; also, a loose coat of any material, as the undress uniform coat of the United States army.

Blew (imp.) of Blow

Blown (p. p.) of Blow

Blowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blow

Blow (v. i.) To flower; to blossom; to bloom.

Blow (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).

Blow (n.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.

Blow (n.) A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.

Blow (n.) A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.

Blow (n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.

Blew (imp.) of Blow

Blown (p. p.) of Blow

Blowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blow

Blow (v. i.) To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.

Blow (v. i.) To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.

Blow (v. i.) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.

Blow (v. i.) To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.

Blow (v. i.) To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.

Blow (v. i.) To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.

Blow (v. i.) To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.

Blow (v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.

Blow (v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.

Blow (v. t.) To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.

Blow (v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.

Blow (v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.

Blow (v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.

Blow (v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.

Blow (v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.

Blow (v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.

Blow (v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).

Blow (n.) A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.

Blow (n.) The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.

Blow (n.) The spouting of a whale.

Blow (n.) A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.

Blow (n.) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.

Blowball (n.) The downy seed head of a dandelion, which children delight to blow away.

Blowen (n.) Alt. of Blowess

Blowess (n.) A prostitute; a courtesan; a strumpet.

Blower (n.) One who, or that which, blows.

Blower (n.) A device for producing a current of air; as: (a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part of a grate or open fire. (b) A machine for producing an artificial blast or current of air by pressure, as for increasing the draft of a furnace, ventilating a building or shaft, cleansing gram, etc.

Blower (n.) A blowing out or excessive discharge of gas from a hole or fissure in a mine.

Blower (n.) The whale; -- so called by seamen, from the circumstance of its spouting up a column of water.

Blower (n.) A small fish of the Atlantic coast (Tetrodon turgidus); the puffer.

Blower (n.) A braggart, or loud talker.

Blowfly (n.) Any species of fly of the genus Musca that deposits its eggs or young larvae (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products.

Blowgun (n.) A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow or other projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West Indies; -- called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See Sumpitan.

Blowhole (n.) A cavern in a cliff, at the water level, opening to the air at its farther extremity, so that the waters rush in with each surge and rise in a lofty jet from the extremity.

Blowhole (n.) A nostril or spiracle in the top of the head of a whale or other cetacean.

Blowhole (n.) A hole in the ice to which whales, seals, etc., come to breathe.

Blowhole (n.) An air hole in a casting.

Blown (p. p. & a.) Swollen; inflated; distended; puffed up, as cattle when gorged with green food which develops gas.

Blown (p. p. & a.) Stale; worthless.

Blown (p. p. & a.) Out of breath; tired; exhausted.

Blown (p. p. & a.) Covered with the eggs and larvae of flies; fly blown.

Blown (p. p. & a.) Opened; in blossom or having blossomed, as a flower.

Blow-off (n.) A blowing off steam, water, etc.;

Blow-off (adj.) as, a blow-off cock or pipe.

Blow-off (adj.) An outburst of temper or excitement.

Blow-out (n.) The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.

Blowpipe (n.) A tube for directing a jet of air into a fire or into the flame of a lamp or candle, so as to concentrate the heat on some object.

Blowpipe (n.) A blowgun; a blowtube.

Blowpoint (n.) A child's game.

Blowse (n.) See Blowze.

Blowth (n.) A blossoming; a bloom.

Blowtube (n.) A blowgun.

Blowtube (n.) A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles.

Blowtube (n.) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the workman gathers a quantity of "metal" (melted glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it; -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.

Blow valve () See Snifting valve.

Blowy (a.) Windy; as, blowy weather; a blowy upland.

Blowze (n.) A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench.

Blowzed (a.) Having high color from exposure to the weather; ruddy-faced; blowzy; disordered.

Blowzy (a.) Coarse and ruddy-faced; fat and ruddy; high colored; frowzy.

Blub (v. t. & i.) To swell; to puff out, as with weeping.

Blubber (n.) A bubble.

Blubber (n.) The fat of whales and other large sea animals from which oil is obtained. It lies immediately under the skin and over the muscular flesh.

Blubber (n.) A large sea nettle or medusa.

Blubbered (imp. & p. p.) of Blubber

Blubbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blubber

Blubber (v. i.) To weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a childish manner.

Blubber (v. t.) To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.

Blubber (v. t.) To give vent to (tears) or utter (broken words or cries); -- with forth or out.

Blubbered (p. p. & a.) Swollen; turgid; as, a blubbered lip.

Blubbering (n.) The act of weeping noisily.

Blubbery (a.) Swollen; protuberant.

Blubbery (a.) Like blubber; gelatinous and quivering; as, a blubbery mass.

Blucher (n.) A kind of half boot, named from the Prussian general Blucher.

Bludgeon (n.) A short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier that the other, used as an offensive weapon.

Blue (superl.) Having the color of the clear sky, or a hue resembling it, whether lighter or darker; as, the deep, blue sea; as blue as a sapphire; blue violets.

Blue (superl.) Pale, without redness or glare, -- said of a flame; hence, of the color of burning brimstone, betokening the presence of ghosts or devils; as, the candle burns blue; the air was blue with oaths.

Blue (superl.) Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.

Blue (superl.) Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.

Blue (superl.) Severe or over strict in morals; gloom; as, blue and sour religionists; suiting one who is over strict in morals; inculcating an impracticable, severe, or gloomy mortality; as, blue laws.

Blue (superl.) Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of bluestocking.

Blue (n.) One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color. Sometimes, poetically, the sky.

Blue (n.) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.

Blue (pl.) Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.

Blued (imp. & p. p.) of Blue

Bluing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blue

Blue (v. t.) To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.

Blueback (n.) A trout (Salmo oquassa) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine.

Blueback (n.) A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the Columbia River and northward.

Blueback (n.) An American river herring (Clupea aestivalis), closely allied to the alewife.

Bluebeard (n.) The hero of a mediaeval French nursery legend, who, leaving home, enjoined his young wife not to open a certain room in his castle. She entered it, and found the murdered bodies of his former wives. -- Also used adjectively of a subject which it is forbidden to investigate.

Bluebell (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula, especially the Campanula rotundifolia, which bears blue bell-shaped flowers; the harebell.

Bluebell (n.) A plant of the genus Scilla (Scilla nutans).

Blueberry (n.) The berry of several species of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, differing from the American huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds instead of ten nutlets. The commonest species are V. Pennsylvanicum and V. vacillans. V. corymbosum is the tall blueberry.

Bluebill (n.) A duck of the genus Fuligula. Two American species (F. marila and F. affinis) are common. See Scaup duck.

Bluebird (n.) A small song bird (Sialia sialis), very common in the United States, and, in the north, one of the earliest to arrive in spring. The male is blue, with the breast reddish. It is related to the European robin.

Blue bonnet (n.) Alt. of Blue-bonnet

Blue-bonnet (n.) A broad, flat Scottish cap of blue woolen, or one wearing such cap; a Scotchman.

Blue-bonnet (n.) A plant. Same as Bluebottle.

Blue-bonnet (n.) The European blue titmouse (Parus coeruleus); the bluecap.

Blue book () A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper covers.

Blue book () The United States official "Biennial Register."

Bluebottle (n.) A plant (Centaurea cyanus) which grows in grain fields. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers.

Bluebottle (n.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.

Bluebreast (n.) A small European bird; the blue-throated warbler.

Bluecap (n.) The bluepoll.

Bluecap (n.) The blue bonnet or blue titmouse.

Bluecap (n.) A Scot; a Scotchman; -- so named from wearing a blue bonnet.

Bluecoat (n.) One dressed in blue, as a soldier, a sailor, a beadle, etc.

Blue-eye (n.) The blue-cheeked honeysucker of Australia.

Blue-eyed (a.) Having blue eyes.

Blue-eyed grass () a grasslike plant (Sisyrinchium anceps), with small flowers of a delicate blue color.

Bluefin (n.) A species of whitefish (Coregonus nigripinnis) found in Lake Michigan.

Bluefish (n.) A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangidae, valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.

Bluefish (n.) A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labridae.

Bluegown (n.) One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, to whim annually on the king's birthday were distributed certain alms, including a blue gown; a beadsman.

Blue grass () A species of grass (Poa compressa) with bluish green stems, valuable in thin gravelly soils; wire grass.

Blue jay () The common jay of the United States (Cyanocitta, or Cyanura, cristata). The predominant color is bright blue.

Blue-john (n.) A name given to fluor spar in Derbyshire, where it is used for ornamental purposes.

Bluely (adv.) With a blue color.

Blueness (n.) The quality of being blue; a blue color.

Bluenose (n.) A nickname for a Nova Scotian.

Bluepoll (n.) A kind of salmon (Salmo Cambricus) found in Wales.

Blueprint () See under Print.

Bluestocking (n.) A literary lady; a female pedant.

Bluestocking (n.) The American avocet (Recurvirostra Americana).

Bluestockingism (n.) The character or manner of a bluestocking; female pedantry.

Bluestone (n.) Blue vitriol.

Bluestone (n.) A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States.

Bluethroat (n.) A singing bird of northern Europe and Asia (Cyanecula Suecica), related to the nightingales; -- called also blue-throated robin and blue-throated warbler.

Bluets (a.) A name given to several different species of plants having blue flowers, as the Houstonia coerulea, the Centaurea cyanus or bluebottle, and the Vaccinium angustifolium.

Blue-veined (a.) Having blue veins or blue streaks.

Bluewing (n.) The blue-winged teal. See Teal.

Bluey (a.) Bluish.

Bluff (a.) Having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship.

Bluff (a.) Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.

Bluff (a.) Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.

Bluff (a.) Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain.

Bluff (n.) A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.

Bluff (n.) An act of bluffing; an expression of self-confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff.

Bluff (n.) A game at cards; poker.

Bluffed (imp. & p. p.) of Bluff

Bluffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bluff

Bluff (v. t.) To deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value.

Bluff (v. t.) To frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off.

Bluff (v. i.) To act as in the game of bluff.

Bluff-bowed (a.) Built with the stem nearly straight up and down.

Bluffer (n.) One who bluffs.

Bluff-headed (a.) Built with the stem nearly straight up and down.

Bluffness (n.) The quality or state of being bluff.

Bluffy (a.) Having bluffs, or bold, steep banks.

Bluffy (a.) Inclined to bo bluff; brusque.

Bluing (n.) The act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel.

Bluing (n.) Something to give a bluish tint, as indigo, or preparations used by washerwomen.

Bluish (a.) Somewhat blue; as, bluish veins.

Blundered (imp. & p. p.) of Blunder

Blundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blunder

Blunder (v. i.) To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription.

Blunder (v. i.) To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble.

Blunder (v. t.) To cause to blunder.

Blunder (v. t.) To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.

Blunder (n.) Confusion; disturbance.

Blunder (n.) A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance.

Blunderbuss (n.) A short gun or firearm, with a large bore, capable of holding a number of balls, and intended to do execution without exact aim.

Blunderbuss (n.) A stupid, blundering fellow.

Blunderer (n.) One who is apt to blunder.

Blunderhead (n.) A stupid, blundering fellow.

Blundering (a.) Characterized by blunders.

Blunderingly (adv.) In a blundering manner.

Blunge (v. t.) To amalgamate and blend; to beat up or mix in water, as clay.

Blunger (n.) A wooden blade with a cross handle, used for mi/ing the clay in potteries; a plunger.

Blunging (n.) The process of mixing clay in potteries with a blunger.

Blunt (a.) Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.

Blunt (a.) Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute.

Blunt (a.) Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

Blunt (a.) Hard to impress or penetrate.

Blunted (imp. & p. p.) of Blunt

Blunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blunt

Blunt (v. t.) To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.

Blunt (v. t.) To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.

Blunt (n.) A fencer's foil.

Blunt (n.) A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.

Blunt (n.) Money.

Bluntish (a.) Somewhat blunt.

Bluntly (adv.) In a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility.

Bluntness (n.) Want of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of sharpness.

Bluntness (n.) Abruptness of address; rude plainness.

Blunt-witted (n.) Dull; stupid.

Blurred (imp. & p. p.) of Blur

Blurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blur

Blur (v. t.) To render obscure by making the form or outline of confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to make indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by handling it while damp; to blur the impression of a woodcut by an excess of ink.

Blur (v. t.) To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.

Blur (v. t.) To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.

Blur (n.) That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.

Blur (n.) A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.

Blur (n.) A moral stain or blot.

Blurry (a.) Full of blurs; blurred.

Blurted (imp. & p. p.) of Blurt

Blurting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blurt

Blurt (v. t.) To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; -- commonly with out.

Blushed (imp. & p. p.) of Blush

Blushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blush

Blush (v. i.) To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.

Blush (v. i.) To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.

Blush (v. i.) To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.

Blush (v. t.) To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.

Blush (v. t.) To express or make known by blushing.

Blush (n.) A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.

Blush (n.) A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.

Blusher (n.) One that blushes.

Blushet (n.) A modest girl.

Blushful (a.) Full of blushes.

Blushing (a.) Showing blushes; rosy red; having a warm and delicate color like some roses and other flowers; blooming; ruddy; roseate.

Blushing (n.) The act of turning red; the appearance of a reddish color or flush upon the cheeks.

Blushingly (adv.) In a blushing manner; with a blush or blushes; as, to answer or confess blushingly.

Blushless (a.) Free from blushes; incapable of blushing; shameless; impudent.

Blushy (a.) Like a blush; having the color of a blush; rosy.

Blustered (imp. & p. p.) of Bluster

Blustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bluster

Bluster (v. i.) To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather.

Bluster (v. i.) To talk with noisy violence; to swagger, as a turbulent or boasting person; to act in a noisy, tumultuous way; to play the bully; to storm; to rage.

Bluster (v. t.) To utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering; to bully.

Bluster (n.) Fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds; boisterousness.

Bluster (n.) Noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful language.

Blusterer (n.) One who, or that which, blusters; a noisy swaggerer.

Blustering (a.) Exhibiting noisy violence, as the wind; stormy; tumultuous.

Blustering (a.) Uttering noisy threats; noisy and swaggering; boisterous.

Blusteringly (adv.) In a blustering manner.

Blusterous (a.) Inclined to bluster; given to blustering; blustering.

Blustrous (a.) Blusterous.

Clabber (n.) Milk curdled so as to become thick.

Clabber (v. i.) To become clabber; to lopper.

Clachan (n.) A small village containing a church.

Clacked (imp. & p. p.) of Clack

Clacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clack

Clack (n.) To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of parts; to rattle; to click.

Clack (n.) To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run.

Clack (v. t.) To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.

Clack (v. t.) To utter rapidly and inconsiderately.

Clack (v. t.) A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.

Clack (v. t.) Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.

Clack (v. t.) Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.

Clacker (n.) One who clacks; that which clacks; especially, the clapper of a mill.

Clacker (n.) A claqueur. See Claqueur.

Clad (v.t) To clothe.

Clad () imp. & p. p. of Clothe.

Cladocera (n. pl.) An order of the Entomostraca.

Cladophyll (n.) A special branch, resembling a leaf, as in the apparent foliage of the broom (Ruscus) and of the common cultivated smilax (Myrsiphillum).

Claggy (a.) Adhesive; -- said of a roof in a mine to which coal clings.

Claik (n.) See Clake.

Claimed (imp. & p. p.) of Claim

Claiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Claim

Claim (v./.) To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.

Claim (v./.) To proclaim.

Claim (v./.) To call or name.

Claim (v./.) To assert; to maintain.

Claim (v. i.) To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.

Claim (n.) A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.

Claim (n.) A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.

Claim (n.) The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; as a settler's claim; a miner's claim.

Claim (n.) A loud call.

Claimable (a.) Capable of being claimed.

Claimant (n.) One who claims; one who asserts a right or title; a claimer.

Claimer (n.) One who claims; a claimant.

Claimless (a.) Having no claim.

Clair-obscur (n.) See Chiaroscuro.

Clairvoyance (n.) A power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discering objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition.

Clairvoyant (a.) Pertaining to clairvoyance; discerning objects while in a mesmeric state which are not present to the senses.

Clairvoyant (n.) One who is able, when in a mesmeric state, to discern objects not present to the senses.

Clake (n.) Alt. of Claik

Claik (n.) The bernicle goose; -- called also clack goose.

Clam (v. t.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.

Clam (v. t.) Strong pinchers or forceps.

Clam (v. t.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.

Clammed (imp. & p. p.) of Clam

Clamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clam

Clam (v. t.) To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

Clam (v. i.) To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.

Clam (n.) Claminess; moisture.

Clam (n.) A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.

Clam (v. t. & i.) To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

Clamant (a.) Crying earnestly, beseeching clamorously.

Clamation (n.) The act of crying out.

Clamatores (n. pl.) A division of passerine birds in which the vocal muscles are but little developed, so that they lack the power of singing.

Clamatorial (a.) Like or pertaining to the Clamatores.

Clambake (n.) The backing or steaming of clams on heated stones, between layers of seaweed; hence, a picnic party, gathered on such an occasion.

Clambered (imp. & p. p.) of Clamber

Clambering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clamber

Clamber (v. i.) To climb with difficulty, or with hands and feet; -- also used figuratively.

Clamber (n.) The act of clambering.

Clamber (v. t.) To ascend by climbing with difficulty.

Clamjamphrie (n.) Low, worthless people; the rabble.

Clammily (adv.) In a clammy manner.

Clamminess (n.) State of being clammy or viscous.

Clammy (Compar.) Having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive, as if covered with a cold perspiration.

Clamor (n.) A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation.

Clamor (n.) Any loud and continued noise.

Clamor (n.) A continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.

Clamored (imp. & p. p.) of Clamor

Clamoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clamor

Clamor (v. t.) To salute loudly.

Clamor (v. t.) To stun with noise.

Clamor (v. t.) To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout.

Clamor (v. i.) To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to complain; to make importunate demands.

Clamorer (n.) One who clamors.

Clamorous (a.) Speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud; turbulent.

Clamp (n.) Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together.

Clamp (n.) An instrument with a screw or screws by which work is held in its place or two parts are temporarily held together.

Clamp (n.) A piece of wood placed across another, or inserted into another, to bind or strengthen.

Clamp (n.) One of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to grasp without bruising.

Clamp (n.) A thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of beams.

Clamp (n.) A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal for coking.

Clamp (n.) A mollusk. See Clam.

Clamped (imp. & p. p.) of Clamp

Clamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clamp

Clamp (v. t.) To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp.

Clamp (v. t.) To cover, as vegetables, with earth.

Clamp (n.) A heavy footstep; a tramp.

Clamp (v. i.) To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.

Clamper (n.) An instrument of iron, with sharp prongs, attached to a boot or shoe to enable the wearer to walk securely upon ice; a creeper.

Clan (n.) A tribe or collection of families, united under a chieftain, regarded as having the same common ancestor, and bearing the same surname; as, the clan of Macdonald.

Clan (n.) A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; -- sometimes used contemptuously.

Clancular (a.) Conducted with secrecy; clandestine; concealed.

Clancularly (adv.) privately; secretly.

Clandestine (a.) Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage.

Clandestinity (n.) Privacy or secrecy.

Clanged (imp. & p. p.) of Clang

Clanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clang

Clang (v. t.) To strike together so as to produce a ringing metallic sound.

Clang (v. i.) To give out a clang; to resound.

Clang (n.) A loud, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances when clanged or struck together.

Clang (n.) Quality of tone.

Clangor (v. t.) A sharp, harsh, ringing sound.

Clangorous (a.) Making a clangor; having a ringing, metallic sound.

Clangous (a.) Making a clang, or a ringing metallic sound.

Clanjamfrie (n.) Same as Clamjamphrie.

Clank (n.) A sharp, brief, ringing sound, made by a collision of metallic or other sonorous bodies; -- usually expressing a duller or less resounding sound than clang, and a deeper and stronger sound than clink.

Clanked (imp. & p. p.) of Clank

Clanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clank

Clank (v. t.) To cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their chains.

Clank (v. i.) To sound with a clank.

Clankless (a.) Without a clank.

Clannish (a.) Of or pertaining to a clan; closely united, like a clan; disposed to associate only with one's clan or clique; actuated by the traditions, prejudices, habits, etc., of a clan.

Clanship (n.) A state of being united together as in a clan; an association under a chieftain.

Clansmen (pl. ) of Clansman

Clansman (n.) One belonging to the same clan with another.

Clapped (imp. & p. p.) of Clap

Clapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clap

Clap (v. t.) To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.

Clap (v. t.) To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.

Clap (v. t.) To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.

Clap (v. t.) To express contempt or derision.

Clap (v. i.) To knock, as at a door.

Clap (v. i.) To strike the hands together in applause.

Clap (v. i.) To come together suddenly with noise.

Clap (v. i.) To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.

Clap (v. i.) To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.

Clap (n.) A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.

Clap (n.) A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.

Clap (n.) A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

Clap (n.) A striking of hands to express approbation.

Clap (n.) Noisy talk; chatter.

Clap (n.) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

Clap (n.) Gonorrhea.

Clapboard (n.) A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; -- used for weatherboarding the outside of houses.

Clapboard (n.) A stave for a cask.

Clapboard (v. t.) To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a house.

Clapbread (n.) Alt. of Clapcake

Clapcake (n.) Oatmeal cake or bread clapped or beaten till it is thin.

Clape (n.) A bird; the flicker.

Clapper (n.) A person who claps.

Clapper (n.) That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See Illust. of Bell.

Clapper (n.) A rabbit burrow.

Clapperclaw (v. t.) To fight and scratch.

Clapperclaw (v. t.) To abuse with the tongue; to revile; to scold.

Claps (v. t.) Variant of Clasp

Claptrap (n.) A contrivance for clapping in theaters.

Claptrap (n.) A trick or device to gain applause; humbug.

Claptrap (a.) Contrived for the purpose of making a show, or gaining applause; deceptive; unreal.

Claque (n.) A collection of persons employed to applaud at a theatrical exhibition.

Claqueur (n.) One of the claque employed to applaud at a theater.

Clare (n.) A nun of the order of St. Clare.

Clarence (n.) A close four-wheeled carriage, with one seat inside, and a seat for the driver.

Clarenceux (n.) Alt. of Clarencieux

Clarencieux (n.) See King-at-arms.

Clarendon (n.) A style of type having a narrow and heave face. It is made in all sizes.

Clare-obscure (n.) See Chiaroscuro.

Claret (n.) The name first given in England to the red wines of Medoc, in France, and afterwards extended to all the red Bordeaux wines. The name is also given to similar wines made in the United States.

Claribella (n.) A soft, sweet stop, or set of open wood pipes in an organ.

Clarichord (n.) A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; -- called also manichord and clavichord.

Clarification (n.) The act or process of making clear or transparent, by freeing visible impurities; as, the clarification of wine.

Clarification (n.) The act of freeing from obscurities.

Clarifier (n.) That which clarifies.

Clarifier (n.) A vessel in which the process of clarification is conducted; as, the clarifier in sugar works.

Clarified (imp. & p. p.) of Clarify

Clarifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clarify

Clarify (v. t.) To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup.

Clarify (v. t.) To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

Clarify (v. t.) To glorify.

Clarify (v. i.) To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.

Clarify (v. i.) To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

Clarigate (v. i.) To declare war with certain ceremonies.

Clarinet (n.) A wind instrument, blown by a single reed, of richer and fuller tone than the oboe, which has a double reed. It is the leading instrument in a military band.

Clarino (n.) A reed stop in an organ.

Clarion (n.) A kind of trumpet, whose note is clear and shrill.

Clarionet (n.) See Clarinet.

Clarisonus (a.) Having a clear sound.

Claritude (n.) Clearness; splendor.

Clarity (n.) Clearness; brightness; splendor.

Claro-obscuro (n.) See Chiaroscuro.

Clarre (n.) Wine with a mixture of honey and species.

Clart (v. t.) To daub, smear, or spread, as with mud, etc.

Clarty (a.) Sticky and foul; muddy; filthy; dirty.

Clary (v. i.) To make a loud or shrill noise.

Clary (n.) A plant (Salvia sclarea) of the Sage family, used in flavoring soups.

Clashed (imp. & p. p.) of Clash

Clashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clash

Clash (v. i.) To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together.

Clash (v. i.) To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere.

Clash (v. t.) To strike noisily against or together.

Clash (n.) A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision.

Clash (n.) Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc.

Clashingly (adv.) With clashing.

Clasped (imp. & p. p.) of Clasp

Clasping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clasp

Clasp (v. t.) To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).

Clasp (v. t.) To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.

Clasp (v. t.) To surround and cling to; to entwine about.

Clasp (n.) An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.

Clasp (n.) A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.

Clasper (n.) One who, or that which, clasps, as a tendril.

Clasper (n.) One of a pair of organs used by the male for grasping the female among many of the Crustacea.

Clasper (n.) One of a pair of male copulatory organs, developed on the anterior side of the ventral fins of sharks and other elasmobranchs. See Illust. of Chimaera.

Claspered (a.) Furnished with tendrils.

Class (n.) A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes.

Class (n.) A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.

Class (n.) A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.

Class (n.) A set; a kind or description, species or variety.

Class (n.) One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.

Classed (imp. & p. p.) of Class

Classing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Class

Class (n.) To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.

Class (n.) To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.

Class (v. i.) To grouped or classed.

Classible (a.) Capable of being classed.

Classic (n.) Alt. of Classical

Classical (n.) Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

Classical (n.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.

Classical (n.) Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

Classic (n.) A work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; -- originally used of Greek and Latin works or authors, but now applied to authors and works of a like character in any language.

Classic (n.) One learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a student of classical literature.

Classicalism (n.) A classical idiom, style, or expression; a classicism.

Classicalism (n.) Adherence to what are supposed or assumed to be the classical canons of art.

Classicalist (n.) One who adheres to what he thinks the classical canons of art.

Classicality (n.) Alt. of Classicalness

Classicalness (n.) The quality of being classical.

Classically (adv.) In a classical manner; according to the manner of classical authors.

Classically (adv.) In the manner of classes; according to a regular order of classes or sets.

Classicism (n.) A classic idiom or expression; a classicalism.

Classicist (n.) One learned in the classics; an advocate for the classics.

Classifiable (a.) Capable of being classified.

Classific (a.) Characterizing a class or classes; relating to classification.

Classification (n.) The act of forming into a class or classes; a distibution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or affinities.

Classificatory (a.) Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification.

Classifier (n.) One who classifies.

Classified (imp. & pp.) of Classify

Classifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Classify

Classify (v. t.) To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters.

Classes (pl. ) of Classis

Classis (n.) A class or order; sort; kind.

Classis (n.) An ecclesiastical body or judicatory in certain churches, as the Reformed Dutch. It is intermediate between the consistory and the synod, and corresponds to the presbytery in the Presbyterian church.

Classmen (pl. ) of Classman

Classman (n.) A member of a class; a classmate.

Classman (n.) A candidate for graduation in arts who is placed in an honor class, as opposed to a passman, who is not classified.

Classmate (n.) One who is in the same class with another, as at school or college.

Clastic (a.) Pertaining to what may be taken apart; as, clastic anatomy (of models).

Clastic (a.) Fragmental; made up of brok/ fragments; as, sandstone is a clastic rock.

Clathrate (a.) Shaped like a lattice; cancellate.

Clathrate (a.) Having the surface marked with raised lines resembling a lattice, as many shells.

Clattered (imp. & p. p.) of Clatter

Clattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clatter

Clatter (v. i.) To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.

Clatter (v. i.) To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.

Clatter (v. t.) To make a rattling noise with.

Clatter (n.) A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds.

Clatter (n.) Commotion; disturbance.

Clatter (n.) Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter.

Clatterer (n.) One who clatters.

Clatteringly (adv.) With clattering.

Claude Lorraine glass () A slightly convex mirror, commonly of black glass, used as a toy for viewing the reflected landscape.

Claudent (a.) Shutting; confining; drawing together; as, a claudent muscle.

Claudicant (a.) Limping.

Claudication (n.) A halting or limping.

Clause (n.) A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.

Clause (n.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.

Clause (n.) See Letters clause / close, under Letter.

Claustral (a.) Cloistral.

Claustra (pl. ) of Claustrum

Claustrum (n.) A thin lamina of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere of the brain of man.

Clausular (n.) Consisting of, or having, clauses.

Clausure (n.) The act of shutting up or confining; confinement.

Clavate (a.) Alt. of Clavated

Clavated (a.) Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top. [See Illust. of Antennae.]

Clave () imp. of Cleave.

Clavecin (n.) The harpsichord.

Clavel (n.) See Clevis.

Clavellate (a.) See Clavate.

Clavellated (a.) Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning.

Claver (n.) See Clover.

Claver (n.) Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering.

Clavichord (n.) A keyed stringed instrument, now superseded by the pianoforte. See Clarichord.

Clavicle (n.) The collar bone, which is joined at one end to the scapula, or shoulder blade, and at the other to the sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is shaped like the letter /, and is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck. In birds the two clavicles are united ventrally, forming the merrythought, or wishbone.

Clavicorn (a.) Having club-shaped antennae. See Antennae

Clavicorn (n.) One of the Clavicornes.

Clavicornes (n. pl.) A group of beetles having club-shaped antennae.

Clavicular (a.) Of or pertaining to the clavicle.

Clavier (n.) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

Claviform (a.) Club-shaped; clavate.

Claviger (n.) One who carries the keys of any place.

Claviger (n.) One who carries a club; a club bearer.

Clavigerous (a.) Bearing a club or a key.

Claves (pl. ) of Clavis

Clavises (pl. ) of Clavis

Clavis (n.) A key; a glossary.

Clavus (n.) A callous growth, esp. one the foot; a corn.

Clavies (pl. ) of Clavy

Clavy (n.) A mantelpiece.

Claw (n.) A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.

Claw (n.) The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.

Claw (n.) Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.

Claw (n.) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.

Clawed (imp. & p. p.) of Claw

Clawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Claw

Claw (n.) To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.

Claw (n.) To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court.

Claw (n.) To rail at; to scold.

Claw (v. i.) To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.

Clawback (n.) A flatterer or sycophant.

Clawback (a.) Flattering; sycophantic.

Clawback (v. t.) To flatter.

Clawed (a.) Furnished with claws.

Clawless (a.) Destitute of claws.

Clay (n.) A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities.

Clay (n.) Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles.

Clayed (imp. & p. p.) of Clay

Claying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clay

Clay (v. t.) To cover or manure with clay.

Clay (v. t.) To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.

Clay-brained (a.) Stupid.

Clayes (n. pl.) Wattles, or hurdles, made with stakes interwoven with osiers, to cover lodgments.

Clayey (a.) Consisting of clay; abounding with clay; partaking of clay; like clay.

Clayish (a.) Partaking of the nature of clay, or containing particles of it.

Claymore (n.) A large two-handed sword used formerly by the Scottish Highlanders.

Claytonia (n.) An American genus of perennial herbs with delicate blossoms; -- sometimes called spring beauty.

Cleading (n.) A jacket or outer covering of wood, etc., to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder. etc., of a steam engine.

Cleading (n.) The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.

Clean (superl.) Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.

Clean (superl.) Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.

Clean (superl.) Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence.

Clean (superl.) Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.

Clean (superl.) Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.

Clean (superl.) Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.

Clean (superl.) Free from ceremonial defilement.

Clean (superl.) Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.

Clean (superl.) Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.

Clean (adv.) Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.

Clean (adv.) Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.

Cleaned (imp. & p. p.) of Clean

Cleaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clean

Clean (a.) To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.

Clean-cut (a.) See Clear-cut.

Cleaner (n.) One who, or that which, cleans.

Cleaning (n.) The act of making clean.

Cleaning (n.) The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc.

Cleanlily (adv.) In a cleanly manner.

Clean-limbed (a.) With well-proportioned, unblemished limbs; as, a clean-limbed young fellow.

Cleanliness (n.) State of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress.

Cleanly (superl.) Habitually clean; pure; innocent.

Cleanly (superl.) Cleansing; fitted to remove moisture; dirt, etc.

Cleanly (superl.) Adroit; skillful; dexterous; artful.

Cleanly (adv.) In a clean manner; neatly.

Cleanly (adv.) Innocently; without stain.

Cleanly (adv.) Adroitly; dexterously.

Cleanness (n.) The state or quality of being clean.

Cleanness (n.) Purity of life or language; freedom from licentious courses.

Cleansable (a.) Capable of being cleansed.

Cleansed (imp. & p. p.) of Cleanse

Cleansing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cleanse

Cleanse (v. t.) To render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean.

Cleanser (n.) One who, or that which, cleanses; a detergent.

Clean-timbered (a.) Well-proportioned; symmetrical.

Clear (superl.) Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.

Clear (superl.) Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.

Clear (superl.) Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.

Clear (superl.) Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.

Clear (superl.) Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.

Clear (superl.) Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.

Clear (superl.) Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.

Clear (superl.) Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.

Clear (superl.) Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.

Clear (superl.) Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.

Clear (superl.) Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.

Clear (n.) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.

Clear (adv.) In a clear manner; plainly.

Clear (adv.) Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.

Cleared (imp. & p. p.) of Clear

Clearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clear

Clear (v. t.) To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.

Clear (v. t.) To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.

Clear (v. t.) To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.

Clear (v. t.) To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.

Clear (v. t.) To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.

Clear (v. t.) To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.

Clear (v. t.) To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.

Clear (v. t.) To gain without deduction; to net.

Clear (v. i.) To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.

Clear (v. i.) To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.

Clear (v. i.) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.

Clear (v. i.) To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.

Clearage (n.) The act of removing anything; clearance.

Clearance (n.) The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.

Clearance (n.) A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.

Clearance (n.) Clear or net profit.

Clearance (n.) The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.

Clear-cut (a.) Having a sharp, distinct outline, like that of a cameo.

Clear-cut (a.) Concisely and distinctly expressed.

Clearedness (n.) The quality of being cleared.

Clearer (n.) One who, or that which, clears.

Clearer (n.) A tool of which the hemp for lines and twines, used by sailmakers, is finished.

Clear-headed (a.) Having a clear understanding; quick of perception; intelligent.

Clearing (n.) The act or process of making clear.

Clearing (n.) A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.

Clearing (n.) A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts.

Clearing (n.) The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house.

Clearly (adv.) In a clear manner.

Clearness (n.) The quality or state of being clear.

Clear-seeing (a.) Having a clear physical or mental vision; having a clear understanding.

Clear-shining (a.) Shining brightly.

Clear-sighted (a.) Seeing with clearness; discerning; as, clear-sighted reason

Clear-sightedness (n.) Acute discernment.

Clearstarched (imp. & p. p.) of Clearstarch

Clearstraching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clearstarch

Clearstarch (v. t.) To stiffen with starch, and then make clear by clapping with the hands; as, to clearstarch muslin.

Clearstarcher (n.) One who clearstarches.

Clearstory (n.) Alt. of Clerestory

Clerestory (n.) The upper story of the nave of a church, containing windows, and rising above the aisle roofs.

Clearwing (n.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Aegeriadae, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.

Cleat (n.) A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.

Cleat (n.) A device made of wood or metal, having two arms, around which turns may be taken with a line or rope so as to hold securely and yet be readily released. It is bolted by the middle to a deck or mast, etc., or it may be lashed to a rope.

Cleat (v. t.) To strengthen with a cleat.

Cleavable (a.) Capable of cleaving or being divided.

Cleavage (n.) The act of cleaving or splitting.

Cleavage (n.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum, affording more or less smooth surfaces; the direction of the dividing plane; a fragment obtained by cleaving, as of a diamond. See Parting.

Cleavage (n.) Division into laminae, like slate, with the lamination not necessarily parallel to the plane of deposition; -- usually produced by pressure.

Cleaved (imp.) of Cleave

Clave () of Cleave

Cleaved (p. p.) of Cleave

Cleaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cleave

Cleave (v. i. ) To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling.

Cleave (v. i. ) To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment.

Cleave (v. i. ) To fit; to be adapted; to assimilate.

Cleft (imp.) of Cleave

Clave () of Cleave

Clove () of Cleave

Cleft (p. p.) of Cleave

Cleaved () of Cleave

Cloven () of Cleave

Cleaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cleave

Cleave (v. t.) To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.

Cleave (v. t.) To part or open naturally; to divide.

Cleave (v. i.) To part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.

Cleavelandite (n.) A variety of albite, white and lamellar in structure.

Cleaver (n.) One who cleaves, or that which cleaves; especially, a butcher's instrument for cutting animal bodies into joints or pieces.

Cleavers (n.) A species of Galium (G. Aparine), having a fruit set with hooked bristles, which adhere to whatever they come in contact with; -- called also, goose grass, catchweed, etc.

Cleche (a.) Charged with another bearing of the same figure, and of the color of the field, so large that only a narrow border of the first bearing remains visible; -- said of any heraldic bearing. Compare Voided.

Clechy (a.) See Cleche.

Cledge (n.) The upper stratum of fuller's earth.

Cledgy (a.) Stiff, stubborn, clayey, or tenacious; as, a cledgy soil.

Clee (n.) A claw.

Clee (n.) The redshank.

Clef (n.) A character used in musical notation to determine the position and pitch of the scale as represented on the staff.

Cleft () imp. & p. p. from Cleave.

Cleft (a.) Divided; split; partly divided or split.

Cleft (a.) Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.

Cleft (n.) A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock.

Cleft (n.) A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.

Cleft (n.) A disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.

Cleft-footed (a.) Having a cloven foot.

Cleftgraft (v. t.) To ingraft by cleaving the stock and inserting a scion.

Cleg (n.) A small breeze or horsefly.

Cleistogamic (a.) Alt. of Cleistogamous

Cleistogamous (a.) Having, beside the usual flowers, other minute, closed flowers, without petals or with minute petals; -- said of certain species of plants which possess flowers of two or more kinds, the closed ones being so constituted as to insure self-fertilization.

Clem (v. t. & i.) To starve; to famish.

Clematis (n.) A genus of flowering plants, of many species, mostly climbers, having feathery styles, which greatly enlarge in the fruit; -- called also virgin's bower.

Clemence (n.) Clemency.

Clemencies (pl. ) of Clemency

Clemency (n.) Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.

Clemency (n.) Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of the season.

Clement (a.) Mild in temper and disposition; merciful; compassionate.

Clementine (a.) Of or pertaining to Clement, esp. to St. Clement of Rome and the spurious homilies attributed to him, or to Pope Clement V. and his compilations of canon law.

Clench (n. & v. t.) See Clinch.

Cleped (imp. & p. p.) of Clepe

Cleping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clepe

Ycleped () of Clepe

Clepe (v. t.) To call, or name.

Clepe (v. i.) To make appeal; to cry out.

Clepsine (n.) A genus of fresh-water leeches, furnished with a proboscis. They feed upon mollusks and worms.

Clepsydra (n.) A water clock; a contrivance for measuring time by the graduated flow of a liquid, as of water, through a small aperture. See Illust. in Appendix.

Cleptomania (n.) See Kleptomania.

Clerestory (n.) Same as Clearstory.

Clergeon (n.) A chorister boy.

Clergial (a.) Learned; erudite; clerical.

Clergical (a.) Of or pertaining to the clergy; clerical; clerkily; learned.

Clergy (n.) The body of men set apart, by due ordination, to the service of God, in the Christian church, in distinction from the laity; in England, usually restricted to the ministers of the Established Church.

Clergy (n.) Learning; also, a learned profession.

Clergy (n.) The privilege or benefit of clergy.

Clergyable (a.) Entitled to, or admitting, the benefit of clergy; as, a clergyable felony.

Clergymen (pl. ) of Clergyman

Clergyman (n.) An ordained minister; a man regularly authorized to preach the gospel, and administer its ordinances; in England usually restricted to a minister of the Established Church.

Cleric (n.) A clerk, a clergyman.

Cleric (a.) Same as Clerical.

Clerical (a.) Of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy.

Clerical (a.) Of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing.

Clericalism (n.) An excessive devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order; undue influence of the clergy; sacerdotalism.

Clericity (n.) The state of being a clergyman.

Clerisy (n.) The literati, or well educated class.

Clerisy (n.) The clergy, or their opinions, as opposed to the laity.

Clerk (n.) A clergyman or ecclesiastic.

Clerk (n.) A man who could read; a scholar; a learned person; a man of letters.

Clerk (n.) A parish officer, being a layman who leads in reading the responses of the Episcopal church service, and otherwise assists in it.

Clerk (n.) One employed to keep records or accounts; a scribe; an accountant; as, the clerk of a court; a town clerk.

Clerk (n.) An assistant in a shop or store.

Clerk-ale (n.) A feast for the benefit of the parish clerk.

Clerkless (a.) Unlearned.

Clerklike (a.) Scholarlike.

Clerkliness (n.) Scholarship.

Clerkly (a.) Of or pertaining to a clerk.

Clerkly (adv.) In a scholarly manner.

Clerkship (n.) State, quality, or business of a clerk.

Cleromancy (n.) A divination by throwing dice or casting lots.

Cleronomy (n.) Inheritance; heritage.

Clerstory (n.) See Clearstory.

Clever (a.) Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert.

Clever (a.) Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick.

Clever (a.) Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.

Clever (a.) Well-shaped; handsome.

Clever (a.) Good-natured; obliging.

Cleverish (a.) Somewhat clever.

Cleverly (adv.) In a clever manner.

Cleverness (n.) The quality of being clever; skill; dexterity; adroitness.

Clevis (n.) A piece of metal bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used on the end of the tongue of a plow, wagen, etc., to attach it to a draft chain, whiffletree, etc.; -- called also clavel, clevy.

Clew (n.) Alt. of Clue

Clue (n.) A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.

Clue (n.) That which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery.

Clue (n.) A lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore-and-aft sail.

Clue (n.) A loop and thimbles at the corner of a sail.

Clue (n.) A combination of lines or nettles by which a hammock is suspended.

Clewing (imp. & p. p. & vb. n.) of Clew

Clew (n.) To direct; to guide, as by a thread.

Clew (n.) To move of draw (a sail or yard) by means of the clew garnets, clew lines, etc.; esp. to draw up the clews of a square sail to the yard.

Cliche (n.) A stereotype plate or any similar reproduction of ornament, or lettering, in relief.

Clicked (imp. & p. p.) of Click

Clicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Click

Click (v. i.) To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.

Click (v. t.) To move with the sound of a click.

Click (v. t.) To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.

Click (n.) A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.

Click (n.) A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in urging a horse forward.

Click (v. t.) To snatch.

Click (n.) A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.

Click (n.) The latch of a door.

Click beetle () See Elater.

Clicker (n.) One who stands before a shop door to invite people to buy.

Clicker (n.) One who as has charge of the work of a companionship.

Clicket (n.) The knocker of a door.

Clicket (n.) A latch key.

Clicky (a.) Resembling a click; abounding in clicks.

Clidastes (n.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles, allied to the Mosasaurus. See Illust. in Appendix.

Cliency (n.) State of being a client.

Client (n.) A citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron.

Client (n.) A dependent; one under the protection of another.

Client (n.) One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management.

Clientage (n.) State of being client.

Clientage (n.) A body of clients.

Cliental (a.) Of or pertaining to a client.

Cliented (a.) Supplied with clients.

Clientelage (n.) See Clientele, n., 2.

Clientele (n.) The condition or position of a client; clientship

Clientele (n.) The clients or dependents of a nobleman of patron.

Clientele (n.) The persons who make habitual use of the services of another person; one's clients, collectively; as, the clientele of a lawyer, doctor, notary, etc.

Clientship (n.) Condition of a client; state of being under the protection of a patron.

Cliff (n.) A high, steep rock; a precipice.

Cliff (n.) See Clef.

Cliff limestone () A series of limestone strata found in Ohio and farther west, presenting bluffs along the rivers and valleys, formerly supposed to be of one formation, but now known to be partly Silurian and partly Devonian.

Cliffy (a.) Having cliffs; broken; craggy.

Clift (n.) A cliff.

Clift (n.) A cleft of crack; a narrow opening.

Clift (n.) The fork of the legs; the crotch.

Clifted (a.) Broken; fissured.

Climacter (n.) See Climacteric, n.

Climacteric (a.) Relating to a climacteric; critical.

Climacteric (n.) A period in human life in which some great change is supposed to take place in the constitution. The critical periods are thought by some to be the years produced by multiplying 7 into the odd numbers 3, 5, 7, and 9; to which others add the 81st year.

Climacteric (n.) Any critical period.

Climacterical (a. & n.) See Climacteric.

Climatal (a.) Climatic.

Climatarchic (a.) Presiding over, or regulating, climates.

Climate (v. i.) One of thirty regions or zones, parallel to the equator, into which the surface of the earth from the equator to the pole was divided, according to the successive increase of the length of the midsummer day.

Climate (v. i.) The condition of a place in relation to various phenomena of the atmosphere, as temperature, moisture, etc., especially as they affect animal or vegetable life.

Climate (v. i.) To dwell.

Climatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a climate; depending on, or limited by, a climate.

Climatical (a.) Climatic.

Climatized (imp. & p. p.) of Climatize

Climatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Climatize

Climatize (v. t. & i.) To acclimate or become acclimated.

Climatography (n.) A description of climates.

Climatological (a.) Of or pertaining to climatology.

Climatologist (n.) One versed in, or who studies, climatology.

Climatology (n.) The science which treats of climates and investigates their phenomena and causes.

Climature (n.) A climate.

Climax (v. i.) Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.

Climax (v. i.) A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.

Climax (v. i.) The highest point; the greatest degree.

Climbed (imp. & p. p.) of Climb

Clomb () of Climb

Climbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Climb

Climb (v. i.) To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.

Climb (v. i.) To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.

Climb (v. i.) To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.

Climb (v. t.) To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.

Climb (n.) The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.

Climbable (a.) Capable of being climbed.

Climber (n.) One who, or that which, climbs

Climber (n.) A plant that climbs.

Climber (n.) A bird that climbs, as a woodpecker or a parrot.

Climber (v. i.) To climb; to mount with effort; to clamber.

Climbing () p. pr. & vb. n. of Climb.

Clime (n.) A climate; a tract or region of the earth. See Climate.

Clinanthium (n.) The receptacle of the flowers in a composite plant; -- also called clinium.

Clinched (imp. & p. p.) of Clinch

Clinching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clinch

Clinch (v. t.) To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.

Clinch (v. t.) To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.

Clinch (v. t.) To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.

Clinch (v. t.) To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.

Clinch (v. i.) To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.

Clinch (n.) The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch.

Clinch (n.) A pun.

Clinch (n.) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.

Clincher (n.) One who, or that which, clinches; that which holds fast.

Clincher (n.) That which ends a dispute or controversy; a decisive argument.

Clincher-built (a.) See Clinker-built.

Clung (imp. & p. p.) of Cling

Clong () of Cling

Clinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cling

Cling (v. i.) To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings to its support; -- usually followed by to or together.

Cling (v. t.) To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.

Cling (v. t.) To make to dry up or wither.

Cling (n.) Adherence; attachment; devotion.

Clingstone (a.) Having the flesh attached closely to the stone, as in some kinds of peaches.

Clingstone (n.) A fruit, as a peach, whose flesh adheres to the stone.

Clingy (a.) Apt to cling; adhesive.

Clinic (n.) One confined to the bed by sickness.

Clinic (n.) One who receives baptism on a sick bed.

Clinic (n.) A school, or a session of a school or class, in which medicine or surgery is taught by the examination and treatment of patients in the presence of the pupils.

Clinical (v. i.) Alt. of Clinic

Clinic (v. i.) Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.

Clinic (v. i.) Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.

Clinically (adv.) In a clinical manner.

Clinique (n.) A clinic.

Clinium (n.) See Clinanthium.

Clinked (imp. & p. p.) of Clink

Clinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clink

Clink (v. i.) To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.

Clink (v. i.) To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound.

Clink (v. i.) To rhyme. [Humorous].

Clink (n.) A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies.

Clinkant (a.) See Clinquant.

Clinker (n.) A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the kiln.

Clinker (n.) Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.

Clinker (n.) A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.

Clinker (n.) A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker, under Dutch.

Clinker-built (a.) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See Lapstreak.

Clinkstone (n.) An igneous rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See Phonolite.

Clinodiagonal (n.) That diagonal or lateral axis in a monoclinic crystal which makes an oblique angle with the vertical axis. See Crystallization.

Clinodiagonal (a.) Pertaining to, or the direction of, the clinodiagonal.

Clinodome (n.) See under Dome.

Clinographic (a.) Pertaining to that mode of projection in drawing in which the rays of light are supposed to fall obliquely on the plane of projection.

Clinoid (a.) Like a bed; -- applied to several processes on the inner side of the sphenoid bone.

Clinometer (n.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level.

Clinometric (a.) Pertaining to, or ascertained by, the clinometer.

Clinometric (a.) Pertaining to the oblique crystalline forms, or to solids which have oblique angles between the axes; as, the clinometric systems.

Clinometry (n.) That art or operation of measuring the inclination of strata.

Clinopinacoid (n.) The plane in crystals of the monoclinic system which is parallel to the vertical and the inclined lateral (clinidiagonal) axes.

Clinorhombic (a.) Possessing the qualities of a prism, obliquely inclined to a rhombic base; monoclinic.

Clinquant (a.) Glittering; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery.

Clinquant (n.) Tinsel; Dutch gold.

Clio (n.) The Muse who presided over history.

Clione (n.) A genus of naked pteropods. One species (Clione papilonacea), abundant in the Arctic Ocean, constitutes a part of the food of the Greenland whale. It is sometimes incorrectly called Clio.

Clipped (imp. & p. p.) of Clip

Clipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clip

Clip (v. t.) To embrace, hence; to encompass.

Clip (v. t.) To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.

Clip (v. t.) To curtail; to cut short.

Clip (v. i.) To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.

Clip (n.) An embrace.

Clip (n.) A cutting; a shearing.

Clip (n.) The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.

Clip (n.) A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.

Clip (n.) An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree.

Clip (n.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; -- called also toe clip and beak.

Clip (n.) A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.

Clipper (n.) One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coin.

Clipper (n.) A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses.

Clipper (n.) A vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for fast sailing.

Clipping (n.) The act of embracing.

Clipping (n.) The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.

Clipping (n.) That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings.

Clique (v. i.) A narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used in a bad sense.

Clique (v. i.) To To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together.

Cliquish (a.) Of or pertaining to a clique; disposed to from cliques; exclusive in spirit.

Cliquism (n.) The tendency to associate in cliques; the spirit of cliques.

Clitellus (n.) A thickened glandular portion of the body of the adult earthworm, consisting of several united segments modified for reproductive purposes.

Clitoris (n.) A small organ at the upper part of the vulva, homologous to the penis in the male.

Clivers (n.) See Cleavers.

Clivities (pl. ) of Clivity

Clivity (n.) Inclination; ascent or descent; a gradient.

Cloacae (pl. ) of Cloaca

Cloaca (n.) A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome.

Cloaca (n.) A privy.

Cloaca (n.) The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.

Cloacal (a.) Of or pertaining to a cloaca.

Cloak (n.) A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.

Cloak (n.) That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.

Cloaked (imp. & p. p.) of Cloak

Cloaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cloak

Cloak (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.

Cloakedly (adv.) In a concealed manner.

Cloaking (n.) The act of covering with a cloak; the act of concealing anything.

Cloaking (n.) The material of which of which cloaks are made.

Cloakroom (n.) A room, attached to any place of public resort, where cloaks, overcoats, etc., may be deposited for a time.

Clock (n.) A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person.

Clock (n.) A watch, esp. one that strikes.

Clock (n.) The striking of a clock.

Clock (n.) A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.

Clock (v. t.) To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.

Clock (v. t. & i.) To call, as a hen. See Cluck.

Clock (n.) A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabaeus stercorarius).

Clocklike (a.) Like a clock or like clockwork; mechanical.

Clockwork (n.) The machinery of a clock, or machinery resembling that of a clock; machinery which produces regularity of movement.

Clod (n.) A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay.

Clod (n.) The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf.

Clod (n.) That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the soul.

Clod (n.) A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt

Clod (n.) A part of the shoulder of a beef creature, or of the neck piece near the shoulder. See Illust. of Beef.

Clod (v.i) To collect into clods, or into a thick mass; to coagulate; to clot; as, clodded gore. See Clot.

Clod (v. t.) To pelt with clods.

Clod (v. t.) To throw violently; to hurl.

Cloddish (a.) Resembling clods; gross; low; stupid; boorish.

Cloddy (a.) Consisting of clods; full of clods.

Clodhopper (n.) A rude, rustic fellow.

Clodhopping (a.) Boorish; rude.

Clodpate (n.) A blockhead; a dolt.

Clodpated (a.) Stupid; dull; doltish.

Clodpoll (n.) A stupid fellow; a dolt.

Cloff (n.) Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundred weight after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the original weight.

Clog (v.) That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind.

Clog (v.) A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion.

Clog (v.) A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet, or to increase the apparent stature, and having, therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. Chopine.

Clogged (imp. & p. p.) of Clog

Clogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clog

Clog (v. t.) To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.

Clog (v. t.) To obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke up; as, to clog a tube or a channel.

Clog (v. t.) To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.

Clog (v. i.) To become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with extraneous matter.

Clog (v. i.) To coalesce or adhere; to unite in a mass.

Clogginess (n.) The state of being clogged.

Clogging (n.) Anything which clogs.

Cloggy (a.) Clogging, or having power to clog.

Cloisonne (a.) Inlaid between partitions: -- said of enamel when the lines which divide the different patches of fields are composed of a kind of metal wire secured to the ground; as distinguished from champleve enamel, in which the ground is engraved or scooped out to receive the enamel.

Cloister (v. t.) An inclosed place.

Cloister (v. t.) A covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court;

Cloister (v. t.) the series of such passages on the different sides of any court, esp. that of a monastery or a college.

Cloister (v. t.) A monastic establishment; a place for retirement from the world for religious duties.

Cloistered (imp. & p. p.) of Cloister

Cloistering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cloister

Cloister (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure.

Cloisteral (a.) Cloistral.

Cloistered (a.) Dwelling in cloisters; solitary.

Cloistered (a.) Furnished with cloisters.

Cloisterer (n.) One belonging to, or living in, a cloister; a recluse.

Cloistral (a.) Of, pertaining to, or confined in, a cloister; recluse.

Cloistress (n.) A nun.

Cloke (n. & v.) See Cloak.

Clomb () Alt. of Clomben

Clomben () imp. & p. p. of Climb (for climbed).

Clomp (n.) See Clamp.

Clong () imp. of Cling.

Clonic (a.) Having an irregular, convulsive motion.

Cloom (v. t.) To close with glutinous matter.

Cloop (n.) The sound made when a cork is forcibly drawn from a bottle.

Closed (imp. & p. p.) of Close

Closing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Close

Close (n.) To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

Close (n.) To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.

Close (n.) To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.

Close (n.) To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.

Close (v. i.) To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

Close (v. i.) To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.

Close (v. i.) To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.

Close (n.) The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

Close (n.) Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.

Close (n.) A grapple in wrestling.

Close (n.) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.

Close (n.) A double bar marking the end.

Close (v. t.) An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.

Close (v. t.) A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.

Close (v. t.) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.

Close (v. t.) Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

Close (v. t.) Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

Close (v. t.) Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.

Close (v. t.) Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

Close (v. t.) Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.

Close (v. t.) Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.

Close (v. t.) Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.

Close (v. t.) Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

Close (v. t.) Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.

Close (v. t.) Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

Close (v. t.) Intimate; familiar; confidential.

Close (v. t.) Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

Close (v. t.) Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

Close (v. t.) Parsimonious; stingy.

Close (v. t.) Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

Close (v. t.) Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

Close (v. t.) Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open.

Close (adv.) In a close manner.

Close (adv.) Secretly; darkly.

Close-banded (a.) Closely united.

Close-barred (a.) Firmly barred or closed.

Close-bodied (a.) Fitting the body exactly; setting close, as a garment.

Close-fights (n. pl.) Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

Closefisted (a.) Covetous; niggardly.

Closehanded (a.) Covetous; penurious; stingy; closefisted.

Closehauled (a.) Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the direction from which the wind blows; -- said of a sailing vessel.

Closely (adv.) In a close manner.

Closely (adv.) Secretly; privately.

Closemouthed (a.) Cautious in speaking; secret; wary; uncommunicative.

Closen (v. t.) To make close.

Closeness (n.) The state of being close.

Closer (n.) One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.

Closer (n.) A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.

Closer (n.) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.

Closereefed (a.) Having all the reefs taken in; -- said of a sail.

Close-stool (n.) A utensil to hold a chamber vessel, for the use of the sick and infirm. It is usually in the form of a box, with a seat and tight cover.

Closet (n.) A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.

Closet (n.) A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc.

Closeting (imp. & p. pr. & vb. n.) of Closet

Closet (v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.

Closet (v. t.) To make into a closet for a secret interview.

Close-tongued (a.) Closemouthed; silent.

Closh (n.) A disease in the feet of cattle; laminitis.

Closh (n.) The game of ninepins.

Closure (v. t.) The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.

Closure (v. t.) That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.

Closure (v. t.) That which incloses or confines; an inclosure.

Closure (v. t.) A conclusion; an end.

Closure (v. t.) A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding.

Clot (n.) A concretion or coagulation; esp. a soft, slimy, coagulated mass, as of blood; a coagulum.

Clotted (imp. & p. p.) of Clot

Clotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clot

Clot (v. i.) To concrete, coagulate, or thicken, as soft or fluid matter by evaporation; to become a cot or clod.

Clot (v. t.) To form into a slimy mass.

Clotbur (n.) The burdock.

Clotbur (n.) Same as Cocklebur.

Clote (n.) The common burdock; the clotbur.

Cloths (pl. ) of Cloth

Clothes (pl. ) of Cloth

Cloth (n.) A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.

Cloth (n.) The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.

Cloth (n.) The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.

Clothed (imp. & p. p.) of Clothe

Clad () of Clothe

Clothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clothe

Clothe (v. t.) To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.

Clothe (v. t.) To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family; to clothe one's self extravagantly.

Clothe (v. t.) Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe one with authority or power.

Clothe (v. i.) To wear clothes.

Clothes (n. pl.) Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; -- a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort.

Clothes (n. pl.) The covering of a bed; bedclothes.

Clotheshorse (n.) A frame to hang clothes on.

Clothesline (n.) A rope or wire on which clothes are hung to dry.

Clothespin (n.) A forked piece of wood, or a small spring clamp, used for fastening clothes on a line.

Clothespress (n.) A receptacle for clothes.

Clothier (n.) One who makes cloths; one who dresses or fulls cloth.

Clothier (n.) One who sells cloth or clothes, or who makes and sells clothes.

Clothing (n.) Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.

Clothing (n.) The art of process of making cloth.

Clothing (n.) A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.

Clothing (n.) See Card clothing, under 3d Card.

Clothred (p. p.) Clottered.

Clotpoll (n.) See Clodpoll.

Clotted (a.) Composed of clots or clods; having the quality or form of a clot; sticky; slimy; foul.

Clotter (v. i.) To concrete into lumps; to clot.

Clotty (n.) Full of clots, or clods.

Cloture (n.) See Closure, 5.

Clotweed (n.) Cocklebur.

Cloud (n.) A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.

Cloud (n.) A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.

Cloud (n.) A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title.

Cloud (n.) That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect.

Cloud (n.) A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.

Cloud (n.) A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.

Clouded (imp. & p. p.) of Cloud

Clouding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cloud

Cloud (v. t.) To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.

Cloud (v. t.) To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.

Cloud (v. t.) To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; -- esp. used of reputation or character.

Cloud (v. t.) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.

Cloud (v. i.) To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; -- often used with up.

Cloudage (n.) Mass of clouds; cloudiness.

Cloudberry (n.) A species of raspberry (Rubus Chamaemerous) growing in the northern regions, and bearing edible, amber-colored fruit.

Cloud-built (a.) Built of, or in, the clouds; airy; unsubstantial; imaginary.

Cloud-burst (n.) A sudden copious rainfall, as the whole cloud had been precipitated at once.

Cloud-capped (a.) Having clouds resting on the top or head; reaching to the clouds; as, cloud-capped mountains.

Cloud-compeller (n.) Cloud-gatherer; -- an epithet applied to Zeus.

Cloudily (adv.) In a cloudy manner; darkly; obscurely.

Cloudiness (n.) The state of being cloudy.

Clouding (n.) A mottled appearance given to ribbons and silks in the process of dyeing.

Clouding (n.) A diversity of colors in yarn, recurring at regular intervals.

Cloudland (n.) Dreamland.

Cloudless (a.) Without a cloud; clear; bright.

Cloudlet (n.) A little cloud.

Cloudy (n.) Overcast or obscured with clouds; clouded; as, a cloudy sky.

Cloudy (n.) Consisting of a cloud or clouds.

Cloudy (n.) Indicating gloom, anxiety, sullenness, or ill-nature; not open or cheerful.

Cloudy (n.) Confused; indistinct; obscure; dark.

Cloudy (n.) Lacking clearness, brightness, or luster.

Cloudy (n.) Marked with veins or sports of dark or various hues, as marble.

Clough (n.) A cleft in a hill; a ravine; a narrow valley.

Clough (n.) A sluice used in returning water to a channel after depositing its sediment on the flooded land.

Clough (n.) An allowance in weighing. See Cloff.

Clout (n.) A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.

Clout (n.) A swadding cloth.

Clout (n.) A piece; a fragment.

Clout (n.) The center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.

Clout (n.) An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.

Clout (n.) A blow with the hand.

Clouted (imp. & p. p.) of Clout

Clouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clout

Clout (n.) To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout.

Clout (n.) To join or patch clumsily.

Clout (n.) To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree.

Clout (n.) To give a blow to; to strike.

Clout (n.) To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.

Clouterly (n.) Clumsy; awkward.

Clove (imp.) Cleft.

Clove (v. t.) A cleft; a gap; a ravine; -- rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.

Clove (n.) A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia, / Caryophullus, aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.

Clove (n.) One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic.

Clove (n.) A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds.

Cloven (p. p. & a.) from Cleave, v. t.

Cloven-footed (a.) Alt. of Cloven-hoofed

Cloven-hoofed (a.) Having the foot or hoof divided into two parts, as the ox.

Clover (n.) A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, T. pratense, the white, T. repens, and the hare's foot, T. arvense.

Clovered (a.) Covered with growing clover.

Clowe-gilofre (n.) Spice clove.

Clown (n.) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.

Clown (n.) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.

Clown (n.) The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.

Clown (v. i.) To act as a clown; -- with it.

Clownage (n.) Behavior or manners of a clown; clownery.

Clownery (n.) Clownishness.

Clownish (a.) Of or resembling a clown, or characteristic of a clown; ungainly; awkward.

Clownishness (n.) The manners of a clown; coarseness or rudeness of behavior.

Cloyed (imp. & p. p.) of Cloy

Cloying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cloy

Cloy (v. t.) To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog.

Cloy (v. t.) To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit.

Cloy (v. t.) To penetrate or pierce; to wound.

Cloy (v. t.) To spike, as a cannon.

Cloy (v. t.) To stroke with a claw.

Cloyless (a.) That does not cloy.

Cloyment (n.) Satiety.

Club (n.) A heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded the hand; a weapon; a cudgel.

Club (n.) Any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having such figure.

Club (n.) An association of persons for the promotion of some common object, as literature, science, politics, good fellowship, etc.; esp. an association supported by equal assessments or contributions of the members.

Club (n.) A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund.

Clubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Club

Clubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Club

Club (v. t.) To beat with a club.

Club (v. t.) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.

Club (v. t.) To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end; as, to club exertions.

Club (v. t.) To raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment; as, to club the expense.

Club (v. i.) To form a club; to combine for the promotion of some common object; to unite.

Club (v. i.) To pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense; to pay for something by contribution.

Club (v. i.) To drift in a current with an anchor out.

Clubbable (a.) Suitable for membership in a club; sociable.

Clubbed (a.) Shaped like a club; grasped like, or used as, a club.

Clubber (n.) One who clubs.

Clubber (n.) A member of a club.

Clubbish (a.) Rude; clownish.

Clubbish (a.) Disposed to club together; as, a clubbish set.

Clubbist (n.) A member of a club; a frequenter of clubs.

Clubfist (n.) A large, heavy fist.

Clubfist (n.) A coarse, brutal fellow.

Clubfisted (a.) Having a large fist.

Clubfoot (n.) A short, variously distorted foot; also, the deformity, usually congenital, which such a foot exhibits; talipes.

Clubfooted (a.) Having a clubfoot.

Clubhand (n.) A short, distorted hand; also, the deformity of having such a hand.

Clubhaul (v. t.) To put on the other tack by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails (which brings the vessel's head to the wind), and by cutting the cable as soon as she pays off on the other tack. Clubhauling is attempted only in an exigency.

Clubhouse (n.) A house occupied by a club.

Clubroom (n.) The apartment in which a club meets.

Club-rush (n.) A rushlike plant, the reed mace or cat-tail, or some species of the genus Scirpus. See Bulrush.

Club-shaped (a.) Enlarged gradually at the end, as the antennae of certain insects.

Clucked (imp. & p. p.) of Cluck

Clucking (p pr. & vb. n.) of Cluck

Cluck (v. i.) To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen.

Cluck (v. t.) To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.

Cluck (n.) The call of a hen to her chickens.

Cluck (n.) A click. See 3d Click, 2.

Clucking (n.) The noise or call of a brooding hen.

Clue (n.) A ball of thread; a thread or other means of guidance. Same as Clew.

Clum (interj.) Silence; hush.

Clumber (n.) A kind of field spaniel, with short legs and stout body, which, unlike other spaniels, hunts silently.

Clump (n.) An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance.

Clump (n.) A cluster; a group; a thicket.

Clump (n.) The compressed clay of coal strata.

Clump (v. t.) To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group.

Clump (v. i.) To tread clumsily; to clamp.

Clumper (n.) To form into clumps or masses.

Clumps (n.) A game in which questions are asked for the purpose of enabling the questioners to discover a word or thing previously selected by two persons who answer the questions; -- so called because the players take sides in two "clumps" or groups, the "clump" which guesses the word winning the game.

Clumpy (n.) Composed of clumps; massive; shapeless.

Clumsily (adv.) In a clumsy manner; awkwardly; as, to walk clumsily.

Clumsiness (n.) The quality of being clumsy.

Clumsy (superl.) Stiff or benumbed, as with cold.

Clumsy (superl.) Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse.

Clunch (n.) Indurated clay. See Bind, n., 3.

Clunch (n.) One of the hard beds of the lower chalk.

Clung () imp. & p. p. of Cling.

Clung (v. i.) Wasted away; shrunken.

Cluniac (n.) A monk of the reformed branch of the Benedictine Order, founded in 912 at Cluny (or Clugny) in France. -- Also used as a.

Cluniacensian (a.) Cluniac.

Clupeoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Herring family.

Cluster (n.) A number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch.

Cluster (n.) A number of similar things collected together or lying contiguous; a group; as, a cluster of islands.

Cluster (n.) A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.

Clustered (imp. & p. p.) of Cluster

Clustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cluster

Cluster (v. i.) To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters.

Cluster (v. t.) To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body.

Clusteringly (adv.) In clusters.

Clustery (n.) Growing in, or full of, clusters; like clusters.

Clutch (n.) A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.

Clutch (n.) The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.

Clutch (n.) A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.

Clutch (n.) Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.

Clutch (n.) The nest complement of eggs of a bird.

Clutched (imp. & p. p.) of Clutch

Clutching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clutch

Clutch (n.) To seize, clasp, or gripe with the hand, hands, or claws; -- often figuratively; as, to clutch power.

Clutch (n.) To close tightly; to clinch.

Clutch (v. i.) To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; -- often followed by at.

Clutter (n.) A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter.

Clutter (n.) Clatter; confused noise.

Cluttered (imp. & p. p.) of Clutter

Cluttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clutter

Clutter (v. t.) To crowd together in disorder; to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange; as, to clutter a room.

Clutter (v. i.) To make a confused noise; to bustle.

Clutter (n.) To clot or coagulate, as blood.

Clypeastroid (a.) Like or related to the genus Clupeaster; -- applied to a group of flattened sea urchins, with a rosette of pores on the upper side.

Clypeate (a.) Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate.

Clypeate (a.) Furnished with a shield, or a protective plate or shell.

Clypeiform (a.) Shield-shaped; clypeate.

Clypei (pl. ) of Clypeus

Clypeus (n.) The frontal plate of the head of an insect.

Clysmian (a.) Connected with, or related to, the deluge, or to a cataclysm; as, clysmian changes.

Clysmic (a.) Washing; cleansing.

Clyster (n.) A liquid injected into the lower intestines by means of a syringe; an injection; an enema.

E-la (n.) Originally, the highest note in the scale of Guido; hence, proverbially, any extravagant saying.

Elaborate (a.) Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.

Elaborated (imp. & p. p.) of Elaborate

Elaborating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elaborate

Elaborate (v. t.) To produce with labor

Elaborate (v. t.) To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.

Elaboration (n.) The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.

Elaboration (n.) The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.

Elaborative (a.) Serving or tending to elaborate; constructing with labor and minute attention to details.

Elaborator (n.) One who, or that which, elaborates.

Elaboratory (a.) Tending to elaborate.

Elaboratory (n.) A laboratory.

Elaeagnus (n.) A genus of shrubs or small trees, having the foliage covered with small silvery scales; oleaster.

Elaeis (n.) A genus of palms.

Elaeolite (n.) A variety of hephelite, usually massive, of greasy luster, and gray to reddish color.

Elaeoptene (n.) The more liquid or volatile portion of certain oily substance, as distinguished from stearoptene, the more solid parts.

Elaidate (n.) A salt of elaidic acid.

Elaidic (a.) Relating to oleic acid, or elaine.

Elaidin (n.) A solid isomeric modification of olein.

Elaine (n.) Alt. of Elain

Elain (n.) Same as Olein.

Elaiodic (a.) Derived from castor oil; ricinoleic; as, elaiodic acid.

Elaiometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the amount of oil contained in any substance, or for ascertaining the degree of purity of oil.

Elamite (n.) A dweller in Flam (or Susiana), an ancient kingdom of Southwestern Asia, afterwards a province of Persia.

Elamping (a.) Shining.

Elan (b.) Ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm.

Elanced (imp. & p. p.) of Elance

Elancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elance

Elance (v. t.) To throw as a lance; to hurl; to dart.

Eland (n.) A species of large South African antelope (Oreas canna). It is valued both for its hide and flesh, and is rapidly disappearing in the settled districts; -- called also Cape elk.

Eland (n.) The elk or moose.

Elanet (n.) A kite of the genus Elanus.

Elaolite (n.) See Elaeolite.

Elaoptene (n.) See Elaeoptene.

Elaphine (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or characteristic of, the stag, or Cervus elaphus.

Elaphure (n.) A species of deer (Elaphurus Davidianus) found in china. It is about four feet high at the shoulder and has peculiar antlers.

Elapidation (n.) A clearing away of stones.

Elapine (a.) Like or pertaining to the Elapidae, a family of poisonous serpents, including the cobras. See Ophidia.

Elaps (n.) A genus of venomous snakes found both in America and the Old World. Many species are known. See Coral snake, under Coral.

Elapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Elapse

Elapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elapse

Elapse (v. i.) To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time.

Elapsion (n.) The act of elapsing.

Elaqueate (v. t.) To disentangle.

Elasipoda (n. pl.) An order of holothurians mostly found in the deep sea. They are remarkable for their bilateral symmetry and curious forms.

Elasmobranch (a.) Of or pertaining to the Elasmobranchii.

Elasmobranch (n.) One of the Elasmobranchii.

Elasmobranchiate (a.) Of or pertaining to Elasmobranchii.

Elasmobranchiate (n.) One of the Elasmobranchii.

Elasmobranchii (n. pl.) A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimaera. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous.

Elasmosaurus (n.) An extinct, long-necked, marine, cretaceous reptile from Kansas, allied to Plesiosaurus.

Elastic (a.) Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a substance is bent, drawn, pressed, or twisted; springy; having the power of rebounding; as, a bow is elastic; the air is elastic; India rubber is elastic.

Elastic (a.) Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials; as, elastic spirits; an elastic constitution.

Elastic (n.) An elastic woven fabric, as a belt, braces or suspenders, etc., made in part of India rubber.

Elastical (a.) Elastic.

Elastically (adv.) In an elastic manner; by an elastic power; with a spring.

Elasticity (n.) The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air.

Elasticity (n.) Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork.

Elasticness (n.) The quality of being elastic; elasticity.

Elastin (n.) A nitrogenous substance, somewhat resembling albumin, which forms the chemical basis of elastic tissue. It is very insoluble in most fluids, but is gradually dissolved when digested with either pepsin or trypsin.

Elate (a.) Lifted up; raised; elevated.

Elate (a.) Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.

Elated (imp. & p. p.) of Elate

Elating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elate

Elate (v. t.) To raise; to exalt.

Elate (v. t.) To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.

Elatedly (adv.) With elation.

Elatedness (n.) The state of being elated.

Elater (n.) One who, or that which, elates.

Elater (n.) An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores, as in some liverworts.

Elater (n.) Any beetle of the family Elateridae, having the habit, when laid on the back, of giving a sudden upward spring, by a quick movement of the articulation between the abdomen and thorax; -- called also click beetle, spring beetle, and snapping beetle.

Elater (n.) The caudal spring used by Podura and related insects for leaping. See Collembola.

Elater (n.) The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly Motordica Elaterium) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance, which is a violent purgative.

Elaterite (n.) A mineral resin, of a blackish brown color, occurring in soft, flexible masses; -- called also mineral caoutchouc, and elastic bitumen.

Elaterium (n.) A cathartic substance obtained, in the form of yellowish or greenish cakes, as the dried residue of the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly called Momordica Elaterium).

Elaterometer (n.) Same as Elatrometer.

Elatery (n.) Acting force; elasticity.

Elation (n.) A lifting up by success; exaltation; inriation with pride of prosperity.

Elative (a.) Raised; lifted up; -- a term applied to what is also called the absolute superlative, denoting a high or intense degree of a quality, but not excluding the idea that an equal degree may exist in other cases.

Elatrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of rarefaction of air contained in the receiver of an air pump.

Elayl (n.) Olefiant gas or ethylene; -- so called by Berzelius from its forming an oil combining with chlorine. [Written also elayle.] See Ethylene.

Elbow (n.) The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.

Elbow (n.) Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, and the like; a sudden turn in a line of coast or course of a river; also, an angular or jointed part of any structure, as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.

Elbow (n.) A sharp angle in any surface of wainscoting or other woodwork; the upright sides which flank any paneled work, as the sides of windows, where the jamb makes an elbow with the window back.

Elbowed (imp. & p. p.) of Elbow

Elbowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elbow

Elbow (v. t.) To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.

Elbow (v. i.) To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow.

Elbow (v. i.) To push rudely along; to elbow one's way.

Elbowboard (n.) The base of a window casing, on which the elbows may rest.

Elbowchair (n.) A chair with arms to support the elbows; an armchair.

Elbowroom (n.) Room to extend the elbows on each side; ample room for motion or action; free scope.

Elcaja (n.) An Arabian tree (Trichilia emetica). The fruit, which is emetic, is sometimes employed in the composition of an ointment for the cure of the itch.

Elcesaite (n.) One of a sect of Asiatic Gnostics of the time of the Emperor Trajan.

Eld (a.) Old.

Eld (n.) Age; esp., old age.

Eld (n.) Old times; former days; antiquity.

Eld (v. i.) To age; to grow old.

Eld (v. t.) To make old or ancient.

Elder (a.) Older; more aged, or existing longer.

Elder (a.) Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; -- opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.

Elder (a.) One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.

Elder (a.) An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.

Elder (a.) A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers; as, the elders of Israel; the elders of the synagogue; the elders in the apostolic church.

Elder (a.) A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.

Elder (n.) A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.

Elderish (a.) Somewhat old; elderly.

Elderly (a.) Somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age; bordering on old age; as, elderly people.

Eldern (a.) Made of elder.

Eldership (n.) The state of being older; seniority.

Eldership (n.) Office of an elder; collectively, a body of elders.

Elderwort (n.) Danewort.

Eldest (a.) Oldest; longest in duration.

Eldest (a.) Born or living first, or before the others, as a son, daughter, brother, etc.; first in origin. See Elder.

Elding (n.) Fuel.

El Doradoes (pl. ) of El Dorado

El Dorado () A name given by the Spaniards in the 16th century to an imaginary country in the interior of South America, reputed to abound in gold and precious stones.

El Dorado () Any region of fabulous wealth; exceeding richness.

Eldritch (a.) Hideous; ghastly; as, an eldritch shriek or laugh.

Eleatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a certain school of Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason.

Eleatic (n.) A philosopher of the Eleatic school.

Eleaticism (n.) The Eleatic doctrine.

Elecampane (n.) A large, coarse herb (Inula Helenium), with composite yellow flowers. The root, which has a pungent taste, is used as a tonic, and was formerly of much repute as a stomachic.

Elecampane (n.) A sweetmeat made from the root of the plant.

Elect (a.) Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.

Elect (a.) Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.

Elect (a.) Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.

Elect (n.) One chosen or set apart.

Elect (n.) Those who are chosen for salvation.

Elected (imp. & p. p.) of Elect

Electing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elect

Elect (v. t.) To pick out; to select; to choose.

Elect (v. t.) To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.

Elect (v. t.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.

Electant (n.) One who has the power of choosing; an elector.

Electary (n.) See Electuary.

Electic (a.) See Eclectic.

Electicism (n.) See Eclecticism.

Election (a.) The act of choosing; choice; selection.

Election (a.) The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor.

Election (a.) Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.

Election (a.) Discriminating choice; discernment.

Election (a.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.

Election (a.) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.

Election (a.) Those who are elected.

Electionered (imp. & p. p.) of Electioneer

Electioneering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Electioneer

Electioneer (v. i.) To make interest for a candidate at an election; to use arts for securing the election of a candidate.

Electioneerer (n.) One who electioneers.

Elective (a.) Exerting the power of choice; selecting; as, an elective act.

Elective (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting in, choice, or right of choosing; electoral.

Elective (a.) Dependent on choice; bestowed or passing by election; as, an elective study; an elective office.

Elective (n.) In an American college, an optional study or course of study.

Electively (adv.) In an elective manner; by choice.

Elector (n.) One who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his vote in favor of a candidate for office.

Elector (n.) Hence, specifically, in any country, a person legally qualified to vote.

Elector (n.) In the old German empire, one of the princes entitled to choose the emperor.

Elector (n.) One of the persons chosen, by vote of the people in the United States, to elect the President and Vice President.

Elector (a.) Pertaining to an election or to electors.

Electorality (n.) The territory or dignity of an elector; electorate.

Electorate (n.) The territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as in the old German empire.

Electorate (n.) The whole body of persons in a nation or state who are entitled to vote in an election, or any distinct class or division of them.

Electoress (n.) An electress.

Electorial (a.) Electoral.

Electorship (n.) The office or status of an elector.

Electre (n.) Alt. of Electer

Electer (n.) Amber. See Electrum.

Electer (n.) A metallic substance compounded of gold and silver; an alloy.

Electrepeter (n.) An instrument used to change the direction of electric currents; a commutator.

Electress (n.) The wife or widow of an elector in the old German empire.

Electric (a.) Alt. of Electrical

Electrical (a.) Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark.

Electrical (a.) Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as, an electric or electrical machine or substance.

Electrical (a.) Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic.

Electric (n.) A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.

Electrically (adv.) In the manner of electricity, or by means of it; thrillingly.

Electricalness (a.) The state or quality of being electrical.

Electrician (n.) An investigator of electricity; one versed in the science of electricity.

Electricities (pl. ) of Electricity

Electricity (n.) A power in nature, a manifestation of energy, exhibiting itself when in disturbed equilibrium or in activity by a circuit movement, the fact of direction in which involves polarity, or opposition of properties in opposite directions; also, by attraction for many substances, by a law involving attraction between surfaces of unlike polarity, and repulsion between those of like; by exhibiting accumulated polar tension when the circuit is broken; and by producing heat, light, concussion, and often chemical changes when the circuit passes between the poles or through any imperfectly conducting substance or space. It is generally brought into action by any disturbance of molecular equilibrium, whether from a chemical, physical, or mechanical, cause.

Electricity (n.) The science which unfolds the phenomena and laws of electricity; electrical science.

Electricity (n.) Fig.: Electrifying energy or characteristic.

Electrifiable (a.) Capable of receiving electricity, or of being charged with it.

Electrification (n.) The act of electrifying, or the state of being charged with electricity.

Electrified (imp. & p. p.) of Electrify

Electrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Electrify

Electrify (v. t.) To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.

Electrify (v. t.) To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body.

Electrify (v. t.) To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.

Electrify (v. i.) To become electric.

Electrine (a.) Belonging to, or made of, amber.

Electrine (a.) Made of electrum, an alloy used by the ancients.

Electrition (n.) The recognition by an animal body of the electrical condition of external objects.

Electrization (n.) The act of electrizing; electrification.

Electrized (imp. & p. p.) of Electrize

Electrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Electrize

Electrize (v. t.) To electricity.

Electrizer (n.) One who, or that which, electrizes.

Electro- () A prefix or combining form signifying pertaining to electricity, produced by electricity, producing or employing electricity, etc.; as, electro-negative; electro-dynamic; electro-magnet.

Electro (n.) An electrotype.

Electro-ballistic (a.) Pertaining to electro-ballistics.

Electro-ballistics (n.) The art or science of measuring the force or velocity of projectiles by means of electricity.

Electro-biologist (n.) One versed in electro-biology.

Electro-biology (n.) That branch of biology which treats of the electrical phenomena of living organisms.

Electro-biology (n.) That phase of mesmerism or animal magnetism, the phenomena of which are supposed to be produced by a form of electricity.

Electro-bioscopy (n.) A method of determining the presence or absence of life in an animal organism with a current of electricity, by noting the presence or absence of muscular contraction.

Electro-capillarity (n.) The occurrence or production of certain capillary effects by the action of an electrical current or charge.

Electro-capillary (a.) Pert. to, or caused by, electro-capillarity.

Electro-chemical (a.) Of or pertaining to electro-chemistry.

Electro-chemistry (n.) That branch of science which treats of the relation of electricity to chemical changes.

Electro-chronograph (n.) An instrument for obtaining an accurate record of the time at which any observed phenomenon occurs, or of its duration. It has an electro-magnetic register connected with a clock. See Chronograph.

Electro-chronographic (a.) Belonging to the electro-chronograph, or recorded by the aid of it.

Electrocute (v. t.) To execute or put to death by electricity. -- E*lec`tro*cu"tion, n. [Recent; Newspaper words]

Electrode (n.) The path by which electricity is conveyed into or from a solution or other conducting medium; esp., the ends of the wires or conductors, leading from source of electricity, and terminating in the medium traversed by the current.

Electro-dynamic (a.) Alt. of Electro-dynamical

Electro-dynamical (a.) Pertaining to the movements or force of electric or galvanic currents; dependent on electric force.

Electro-dynamics (n.) The phenomena of electricity in motion.

Electro-dynamics (n.) The branch of science which treats of the properties of electric currents; dynamical electricity.

Electro-dynamometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of electro-dynamic currents.

Electro-engraving (n.) The art or process of engraving by means of electricity.

Electro-etching (n.) A mode of etching upon metals by electrolytic action.

Electrogenesis (n.) Same as Electrogeny.

Electrogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to electrogenesis; as, an electrogenic condition.

Electrogeny (n.) A term sometimes applied to the effects (tetanus) produced in the muscles of the limbs, when a current of electricity is passed along the spinal cord or nerves.

Electro-gilding (n.) The art or process of gilding copper, iron, etc., by means of voltaic electricity.

Electro-gilt (a.) Gilded by means of voltaic electricity.

Electrograph (n.) A mark, record, or tracing, made by the action of electricity.

Electro-kinetic (a.) Of or pertaining to electro-kinetics.

Electro-kinetics (n.) That branch of electrical science which treats of electricity in motion.

Electrolier (n.) A branching frame, often of ornamental design, to support electric illuminating lamps.

Electrology (n.) That branch of physical science which treats of the phenomena of electricity and its properties.

Electrolysis (n.) The act or process of chemical decomposition, by the action of electricity; as, the electrolysis of silver or nickel for plating; the electrolysis of water.

Electrolyte (n.) A compound decomposable, or subjected to decomposition, by an electric current.

Electrolytic (a.) Alt. of Electrolytical

Electrolytical (a.) Pertaining to electrolysis; as, electrolytic action.

Electrolyzable (a.) Capable of being electrolyzed, or decomposed by electricity.

Electrolyzation (n.) The act or the process of electrolyzing.

Electrolyzed (imp. & p. p.) of Electrolyze

Electrolyzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Electrolyze

Electrolyze (v. t.) To decompose by the direct action of electricity.

Electro-magnet (n.) A mass, usually of soft iron, but sometimes of some other magnetic metal, as nickel or cobalt, rendered temporarily magnetic by being placed within a coil of wire through which a current of electricity is passing. The metal is generally in the form of a bar, either straight, or bent into the shape of a horseshoe.

Electro-magnetic (a.) Of, Pertaining to, or produced by, magnetism which is developed by the passage of an electric current.

Electro-magnetism (n.) The magnetism developed by a current of electricity; the science which treats of the development of magnetism by means of voltaic electricity, and of the properties or actions of the currents evolved.

Electro-metallurgy (n.) The act or art precipitating a metal electro-chemical action, by which a coating is deposited, on a prepared surface, as in electroplating and electrotyping; galvanoplasty.

Electrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity; also, sometimes, and less properly, applied to an instrument which indicates the presence of electricity (usually called an electroscope).

Electro-metric (a.) Alt. of Electro-metrical

Electro-metrical (a.) Pertaining to electrometry; made by means of electrometer; as, an electrometrical experiment.

Elextrometry (n.) The art or process of making electrical measurements.

Electro-motion (n.) The motion of electricity or its passage from one metal to another in a voltaic circuit; mechanical action produced by means of electricity.

Electro-motive (a.) Producing electro-motion; producing, or tending to produce, electricity or an electric current; causing electrical action or effects.

Electromotor (n.) A mover or exciter of electricity; as apparatus for generating a current of electricity.

Electromotor (n.) An apparatus or machine for producing motion and mechanical effects by the action of electricity; an electro-magnetic engine.

Electro-muscular (a.) Pertaining the reaction (contraction) of the muscles under electricity, or their sensibility to it.

Electron (n.) Amber; also, the alloy of gold and silver, called electrum.

Electro-negative (a.) Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other.

Electro-negative (a.) Negative; nonmetallic; acid; -- opposed to positive, metallic, or basic.

Electro-negative (n.) A body which passes to the positive pole in electrolysis.

Electropathy (n.) The treatment of disease by electricity.

Electrophone (n.) An instrument for producing sound by means of electric currents.

Electrophori (pl. ) of Electrophorus

Electrophorus (n.) An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction, consisting of a flat cake of resin, shelllac, or ebonite, upon which is placed a plate of metal.

Electro-physiological (a.) Pertaining to electrical results produced through physiological agencies, or by change of action in a living organism.

Electro-physiology (n.) That branch of physiology which treats of electric phenomena produced through physiological agencies.

Electroplating (imp. & p. p.) of Electroplate

Electroplate (v. t.) To plate or cover with a coating of metal, usually silver, nickel, or gold, by means of electrolysis.

Electroplater (n.) One who electroplates.

Electroplating (n.) The art or process of depositing a coating (commonly) of silver, gold, or nickel on an inferior metal, by means of electricity.

Electro-polar (a.) Possessing electrical polarity; positively electrified at one end, or on one surface, and negatively at the other; -- said of a conductor.

Electro-positive (a.) Of such a nature relatively to some other associated body or bodies, as to tend to the negative pole of a voltaic battery, in electrolysis, while the associated body tends to the positive pole; -- the converse or correlative of electro-negative.

Electro-positive (a.) Hence: Positive; metallic; basic; -- distinguished from negative, nonmetallic, or acid.

Electro-positive (n.) A body which passes to the negative pole in electrolysis.

Electro-puncturation (n.) Alt. of Electro-puncturing

Electro-puncturing (n.) See Electropuncture.

Electro-puncture (n.) An operation that consists in inserting needless in the part affected, and connecting them with the poles of a galvanic apparatus.

Electroscope (n.) An instrument for detecting the presence of electricity, or changes in the electric state of bodies, or the species of electricity present, as by means of pith balls, and the like.

Electroscopic (a.) Relating to, or made by means of, the electroscope.

Electrostatic (a.) Pertaining to electrostatics.

Electrostatics (n.) That branch of science which treats of statical electricity or electric force in a state of rest.

Electro-stereotype (n.) Same as Electrotype.

Electro-telegraphic (a.) Pertaining to the electric telegraph, or by means of it.

Electro-telegraphy (n.) The art or science of constructing or using the electric telegraph; the transmission of messages by means of the electric telegraph.

Electro-therapeutics (n.) The branch of medical science which treats of the applications agent.

Electro-thermancy (n.) That branch of electrical science which treats of the effect of an electric current upon the temperature of a conductor, or a part of a circuit composed of two different metals.

Electro-tint (n.) A style of engraving in relief by means of voltaic electricity. A picture is drawn on a metallic plate with some material which resists the fluids of a battery; so that, in electro-typing, the parts not covered by the varnish, etc., receive a deposition of metal, and produce the required copy in intaglio. A cast of this is then the plate for printing.

Electrotonic (a.) Of or pertaining to electrical tension; -- said of a supposed peculiar condition of a conducting circuit during its exposure to the action of another conducting circuit traversed by a uniform electric current when both circuits remain stationary.

Electrotonic (a.) Relating to electrotonus; as, the electrotonic condition of a nerve.

Electrotonize (v. t.) To cause or produce electrotonus.

Electrotonous (a.) Electrotonic.

Electrotonus (n.) The modified condition of a nerve, when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it. See Anelectrotonus, and Catelectrotonus.

Electrotype (n.) A facsimile plate made by electrotypy for use in printing; also, an impression or print from such plate. Also used adjectively.

Electrotyped (imp. & p. p.) of Electrotype

Electrotyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Electrotype

Electrotype (v. t.) To make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; as, to electrotype a page of type, a book, etc. See Electrotype, n.

Electrotyper (n.) One who electrotypes.

Electrotypic (a.) Pertaining to, or effected by means of, electrotypy.

Electrotyping (n.) The act or the process of making electrotypes.

Electrotypy (n.) The process of producing electrotype plates. See Note under Electrotype, n.

Electro-vital (a.) Derived from, or dependent upon, vital processes; -- said of certain electric currents supposed by some physiologists to circulate in the nerves of animals.

Electro-vitalism (n.) The theory that the functions of living organisms are dependent upon electricity or a kindred force.

Electrum (n.) Amber.

Electrum (n.) An alloy of gold and silver, of an amber color, used by the ancients.

Electrum (n.) German-silver plate. See German silver, under German.

Electuaries (pl. ) of Electuary

Electuary (n.) A medicine composed of powders, or other ingredients, incorporated with some convserve, honey, or sirup; a confection. See the note under Confection.

Eleemosynarily (adv.) In an eleemosynary manner; by charity; charitably.

Eleemosynary (a.) Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation.

Eleemosynary (a.) Given in charity or alms; having the nature of alms; as, eleemosynary assistance.

Eleemosynary (a.) Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.

Eleemosynaries (pl. ) of Eleemosynary

Eleemosynary (n.) One who subsists on charity; a dependent.

Elegance (n.) Alt. of Elegancy

Elegancy (n.) The state or quality of being elegant; beauty as resulting from choice qualities and the complete absence of what deforms or impresses unpleasantly; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; -- said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc.

Elegancy (n.) That which is elegant; that which is tasteful and highly attractive.

Elegant (a.) Very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure.

Elegant (a.) Exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste.

Elegantly (adv.) In a manner to please nice taste; with elegance; with due symmetry; richly.

Elegiac (a.) Belonging to elegy, or written in elegiacs; plaintive; expressing sorrow or lamentation; as, an elegiac lay; elegiac strains.

Elegiac (a.) Used in elegies; as, elegiac verse; the elegiac distich or couplet, consisting of a dactylic hexameter and pentameter.

Elegiac (n.) Elegiac verse.

Elegiacal (a.) Elegiac.

Elegiast (n.) One who composes elegies.

Elegiographer (n.) An elegist.

Elegist (n.) A write of elegies.

Elegit (n.) A judicial writ of execution, by which a defendant's goods are appraised and delivered to the plaintiff, and, if not sufficient to satisfy the debt, all of his lands are delivered, to be held till the debt is paid by the rents and profits, or until the defendant's interest has expired.

Elegize (v. t.) To lament in an elegy; to celebrate in elegiac verse; to bewail.

Elegies (pl. ) of Elegy

Elegy (n.) A mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of lamentation.

Eleidin (n.) Lifeless matter deposited in the form of minute granules within the protoplasm of living cells.

Element (n.) One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

Element (n.) One of the ultimate, undecomposable constituents of any kind of matter. Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different kinds of matter by any means at present employed; as, the elements of water are oxygen and hydrogen.

Element (n.) One of the ultimate parts which are variously combined in anything; as, letters are the elements of written language; hence, also, a simple portion of that which is complex, as a shaft, lever, wheel, or any simple part in a machine; one of the essential ingredients of any mixture; a constituent part; as, quartz, feldspar, and mica are the elements of granite.

Element (n.) One out of several parts combined in a system of aggregation, when each is of the nature of the whole; as, a single cell is an element of the honeycomb.

Element (n.) One of the smallest natural divisions of the organism, as a blood corpuscle, a muscular fiber.

Element (n.) One of the simplest essential parts, more commonly called cells, of which animal and vegetable organisms, or their tissues and organs, are composed.

Element (n.) An infinitesimal part of anything of the same nature as the entire magnitude considered; as, in a solid an element may be the infinitesimal portion between any two planes that are separated an indefinitely small distance. In the calculus, element is sometimes used as synonymous with differential.

Element (n.) Sometimes a curve, or surface, or volume is considered as described by a moving point, or curve, or surface, the latter being at any instant called an element of the former.

Element (n.) One of the terms in an algebraic expression.

Element (n.) One of the necessary data or values upon which a system of calculations depends, or general conclusions are based; as, the elements of a planet's orbit.

Element (n.) The simplest or fundamental principles of any system in philosophy, science, or art; rudiments; as, the elements of geometry, or of music.

Element (n.) Any outline or sketch, regarded as containing the fundamental ideas or features of the thing in question; as, the elements of a plan.

Element (n.) One of the simple substances, as supposed by the ancient philosophers; one of the imaginary principles of matter.

Element (n.) The four elements were, air, earth, water, and fire

Element (n.) the conditions and movements of the air.

Element (n.) The elements of the alchemists were salt, sulphur, and mercury.

Element (n.) The whole material composing the world.

Element (n.) The bread and wine used in the eucharist or Lord's supper.

Element (v. t.) To compound of elements or first principles.

Element (v. t.) To constitute; to make up with elements.

Elemental (a.) Pertaining to the elements, first principles, and primary ingredients, or to the four supposed elements of the material world; as, elemental air.

Elemental (a.) Pertaining to rudiments or first principles; rudimentary; elementary.

Elementalism (a.) The theory that the heathen divinities originated in the personification of elemental powers.

Elementality (n.) The condition of being composed of elements, or a thing so composed.

Elementally (adv.) According to elements; literally; as, the words, "Take, eat; this is my body," elementally understood.

Elementar (a.) Elementary.

Elementariness (n.) The state of being elementary; original simplicity; uncompounded state.

Elementarity (n.) Elementariness.

Elementary (a.) Having only one principle or constituent part; consisting of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an elementary substance.

Elementary (a.) Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or first principles of anything; initial; rudimental; introductory; as, an elementary treatise.

Elementary (a.) Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth, fire.

Elementation (n.) Instruction in the elements or first principles.

Elementoid (a.) Resembling an element.

Elemi (n.) A fragrant gum resin obtained chiefly from tropical trees of the genera Amyris and Canarium. A. elemifera yields Mexican elemi; C. commune, the Manila elemi. It is used in the manufacture of varnishes, also in ointments and plasters.

Elemin (n.) A transparent, colorless oil obtained from elemi resin by distillation with water; also, a crystallizable extract from the resin.

Elenchs (pl. ) of Elench

Elench (n.) That part of an argument on which its conclusiveness depends; that which convinces of refutes an antagonist; a refutation.

Elench (n.) A specious but fallacious argument; a sophism.

Elenchical (a.) Pertaining to an elench.

Elenchically (adv.) By means of an elench.

Elenchize (v. i.) To dispute.

Elenchtic (a.) Alt. of Elenchtical

Elenchtical (a.) Same as Elenctic.

Elenchus (n.) Same as Elench.

Elenctic (a.) Alt. of Elenctical

Elenctical (a.) Serving to refute; refutative; -- applied to indirect modes of proof, and opposed to deictic.

Elenge (a.) Sorrowful; wretched; full of trouble.

Elengeness (n.) Loneliness; misery.

Elephansy (n.) Elephantiasis.

Elephant (n.) A mammal of the order Proboscidia, of which two living species, Elephas Indicus and E. Africanus, and several fossil species, are known. They have a proboscis or trunk, and two large ivory tusks proceeding from the extremity of the upper jaw, and curving upwards. The molar teeth are large and have transverse folds. Elephants are the largest land animals now existing.

Elephant (n.) Ivory; the tusk of the elephant.

Elephantiac (a.) Affected with elephantiasis; characteristic of elephantiasis.

Elephantiasis (n.) A disease of the skin, in which it become enormously thickened, and is rough, hard, and fissured, like an elephant's hide.

Elephantine (a.) Pertaining to the elephant, or resembling an elephant (commonly, in size); hence, huge; immense; heavy; as, of elephantine proportions; an elephantine step or tread.

Elephantoid (a.) Alt. of Elephantoidal

Elephantoidal (a.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.

Eleusinian (a.) Pertaining to Eleusis, in Greece, or to secret rites in honor of Ceres, there celebrated; as, Eleusinian mysteries or festivals.

Eleutheromania (n.) A mania or frantic zeal for freedom.

Eleutheromaniac (a.) Mad for freedom.

Eleuthero-petalous (a.) Having the petals free, that is, entirely separate from each other; -- said of both plant and flower.

Elevate (a.) Elevated; raised aloft.

Elevated (imp. & p. p.) of Elevate

Elevating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elevate

Elevate (v. t.) To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.

Elevate (v. t.) To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.

Elevate (v. t.) To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.

Elevate (v. t.) To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.

Elevate (v. t.) To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.

Elevate (v. t.) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.

Elevate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.

Elevated (a.) Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble; as, elevated thoughts.

Elevatedness (n.) The quality of being elevated.

Elevation (n.) The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.

Elevation (n.) Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.

Elevation (n.) That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.

Elevation (n.) The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.

Elevation (n.) The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

Elevation (n.) The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line o/ sight; -- distinguished from direction.

Elevation (n.) A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; -- called by the ancients the orthography.

Elevator (n.) One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything

Elevator (n.) A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.

Elevator (n.) A cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.

Elevator (n.) A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.

Elevator (n.) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.

Elevator (n.) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.

Elevatory (a.) Tending to raise, or having power to elevate; as, elevatory forces.

Elevatory (n.) See Elevator, n. (e).

Eleve (n.) A pupil; a student.

Eleven (a.) Ten and one added; as, eleven men.

Eleven (n.) The sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects.

Eleven (n.) A symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi.

Eleven (n.) The eleven men selected to play on one side in a match, as the representatives of a club or a locality; as, the all-England eleven.

Eleventh (a.) Next after the tenth; as, the eleventh chapter.

Eleventh (a.) Constituting one of eleven parts into which a thing is divided; as, the eleventh part of a thing.

Eleventh (a.) Of or pertaining to the interval of the octave and the fourth.

Eleventh (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eleven; one of eleven equal parts.

Eleventh (n.) The interval consisting of ten conjunct degrees; the interval made up of an octave and a fourth.

Elves (pl. ) of Elf

Elf (n.) An imaginary supernatural being, commonly a little sprite, much like a fairy; a mythological diminutive spirit, supposed to haunt hills and wild places, and generally represented as delighting in mischievous tricks.

Elf (n.) A very diminutive person; a dwarf.

Elf (v. t.) To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do.

Elfin (a.) Relating to elves.

Elfin (n.) A little elf or urchin.

Elfish (a.) Of or relating to the elves; elflike; implike; weird; scarcely human; mischievous, as though caused by elves.

Elfishly (adv.) In an elfish manner.

Elfishness (n.) The quality of being elfish.

Elfkin (n.) A little elf.

Elfland (n.) Fairyland.

Elflock (n.) Hair matted, or twisted into a knot, as if by elves.

Elgin marbles () Greek sculptures in the British Museum. They were obtained at Athens, about 1811, by Lord Elgin.

Elicit (a.) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.

Elicited (imp. & p. p.) of Elicit

Eliciting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elicit

Elicit (v. t.) To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.

Elicitate (v. t.) To elicit.

Elicitation (n.) The act of eliciting.

Elided (imp. & p. p.) of Elide

Eliding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elide

Elide (v. t.) To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument.

Elide (v. t.) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.

Eligibility (n.) The quality of being eligible; eligibleness; as, the eligibility of a candidate; the eligibility of an offer of marriage.

Eligible (a.) That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.

Eligible (a.) Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house.

Eligibleness (n.) The quality worthy or qualified to be chosen; suitableness; desirableness.

Eligibly (adv.) In an eligible manner.

Elimate (v. t.) To render smooth; to polish.

Eliminant (n.) The result of eliminating n variables between n homogeneous equations of any degree; -- called also resultant.

Eliminated (imp. & p. p.) of Eliminate

Eliminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eliminate

Eliminate (v. t.) To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.

Eliminate (v. t.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity.

Eliminate (v. t.) To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration.

Eliminate (v. t.) To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion.

Eliminate (v. t.) To separate; to expel from the system; to excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system.

Elimination (n.) The act of expelling or throwing off

Elimination (n.) the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.

Elimination (n.) Act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknown quantities a less number of equations containing a less number of unknown quantities.

Elimination (n.) The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate, 4.]

Eliminative (a.) Relating to, or carrying on, elimination.

Elinguate (v. t.) To deprive of the tongue.

Elinguation (n.) Punishment by cutting out the tongue.

Elinguid (a.) Tongue-tied; dumb.

Eliquament (n.) A liquid obtained from fat, or fat fish, by pressure.

Eliquation (n.) The process of separating a fusible substance from one less fusible, by means of a degree of heat sufficient to melt the one and not the other, as an alloy of copper and lead; liquation.

Elison (n.) Division; separation.

Elison (n.) The cutting off or suppression of a vowel or syllable, for the sake of meter or euphony; esp., in poetry, the dropping of a final vowel standing before an initial vowel in the following word, when the two words are drawn together.

Elisor (n.) An elector or chooser; one of two persons appointed by a court to return a jury or serve a writ when the sheriff and the coroners are disqualified.

Elite (n.) A choice or select body; the flower; as, the elite of society.

Elix (v. t.) To extract.

Elixate (v. t.) To boil; to seethe; hence, to extract by boiling or seething.

Elixation (n.) A seething; digestion.

Elixir (n.) A tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form.

Elixir (n.) An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vitae, or the elixir of life.

Elixir (n.) The refined spirit; the quintessence.

Elixir (n.) Any cordial or substance which invigorates.

Elizabethan (a.) Pertaining to Queen Elizabeth or her times, esp. to the architecture or literature of her reign; as, the Elizabethan writers, drama, literature.

Elizabethan (n.) One who lived in England in the time of Queen Elizabeth.

Elk (n.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk (Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), is closely related to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.

Elk (n.) Alt. of Elke

Elke (n.) The European wild or whistling swan (Cygnus ferus).

Elknut (n.) The buffalo nut. See under Buffalo.

Elkwood (n.) The soft, spongy wood of a species of Magnolia (M. Umbrella).

Ell (n.) A measure for cloth; -- now rarely used. It is of different lengths in different countries; the English ell being 45 inches, the Dutch or Flemish ell 27, the Scotch about 37.

Ell (n.) See L.

Ellachick (n.) A fresh-water tortoise (Chelopus marmoratus) of California; -- used as food.

Ellagic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gallnuts or gallic acid; as, ellagic acid.

Ellebore (n.) Hellebore.

Elleborin (n.) See Helleborin.

Elleck (n.) The red gurnard or cuckoo fish.

Ellenge (n) Alt. of Ellingeness

Ellinge (n) Alt. of Ellingeness

Ellengeness (n) Alt. of Ellingeness

Ellingeness (n) See Elenge, Elengeness.

Elles (adv. & conj.) See Else.

Ellipse (n.) An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides. The greatest diameter of the ellipse is the major axis, and the least diameter is the minor axis. See Conic section, under Conic, and cf. Focus.

Ellipse (n.) Omission. See Ellipsis.

Ellipse (n.) The elliptical orbit of a planet.

Ellipses (pl. ) of Ellipsis

Ellipsis (n.) Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as, the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.

Ellipsis (n.) An ellipse.

Ellipsograph (n.) An instrument for describing ellipses; -- called also trammel.

Ellipsoid (n.) A solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. See Conoid, n., 2 (a).

Ellipsoid (a.) Alt. of Ellipsoidal

Ellipsoidal (a.) Pertaining to, or shaped like, an ellipsoid; as, ellipsoid or ellipsoidal form.

Elliptic (a.) Alt. of Elliptical

Elliptical (a.) Of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends.

Elliptical (a.) Having a part omitted; as, an elliptical phrase.

Elliptically (adv.) In the form of an ellipse.

Elliptically (adv.) With a part omitted; as, elliptically expressed.

Ellipticity (n.) Deviation of an ellipse or a spheroid from the form of a circle or a sphere; especially, in reference to the figure of the earth, the difference between the equatorial and polar semidiameters, divided by the equatorial; thus, the ellipticity of the earth is /.

Elliptic-lanceolate (a.) Having a form intermediate between elliptic and lanceolate.

Elliptograph (n.) Same as Ellipsograph.

Ellwand (n.) Formerly, a measuring rod an ell long.

Elm (n.) A tree of the genus Ulmus, of several species, much used as a shade tree, particularly in America. The English elm is Ulmus campestris; the common American or white elm is U. Americana; the slippery or red elm, U. fulva.

Elmen (a.) Belonging to elms.

Elmo's fire () See Corposant; also Saint Elmo's Fire, under Saint.

Elmy (a.) Abounding with elms.

Elocation (n.) A removal from the usual place of residence.

Elocation (n.) Departure from the usual state; an ecstasy.

Elocular (a.) Having but one cell, or cavity; not divided by a septum or partition.

Elocution (n.) Utterance by speech.

Elocution (n.) Oratorical or expressive delivery, including the graces of intonation, gesture, etc.; style or manner of speaking or reading in public; as, clear, impressive elocution.

Elocution (n.) Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction.

Elocutionary (a.) Pertaining to elocution.

Elocutionist (n.) One who is versed in elocution; a teacher of elocution.

Elocutive (a.) Pertaining to oratorical expression.

Elodian (n.) One of a tribe of tortoises, including the terrapins, etc., in which the head and neck can be withdrawn.

Eloge (n.) A panegyrical funeral oration.

Elogist (n.) One who pronounces an eloge.

Elogium (n.) Alt. of Elogy

Elogy (n.) The praise bestowed on a person or thing; panegyric; eulogy.

Elohim (n.) One of the principal names by which God is designated in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Elohist (n.) The writer, or one of the writers, of the passages of the Old Testament, notably those of Elohim instead of Jehovah, as the name of the Supreme Being; -- distinguished from Jehovist.

Elohistic (a.) Relating to Elohim as a name of God; -- said of passages in the Old Testament.

Eloigned (imp. & p. p.) of Eloign

Eloigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eloign

Eloign (v. t.) To remove afar off; to withdraw.

Eloign (v. t.) To convey to a distance, or beyond the jurisdiction, or to conceal, as goods liable to distress.

Eloignate (v. t.) To remove.

Eloignment (n.) Removal to a distance; withdrawal.

Eloin (v. t.) See Eloign.

Eloinate (v. t.) See Eloignate.

Eloinment (n.) See Eloignment.

Elong (v. t.) To lengthen out; to prolong.

Elong (v. t.) To put away; to separate; to keep off.

Elongated (imp. & p. p.) of Elongate

Elongating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elongate

Elongate (a.) To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line.

Elongate (a.) To remove further off.

Elongate (v. i.) To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.

Elongate (a.) Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf.

Elongation (n.) The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.

Elongation (n.) That which lengthens out; continuation.

Elongation (n.) Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.

Elongation (n.) The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.

Eloped (imp. & p. p.) of Elope

Eloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elope

Elope (v. t.) To run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; -- said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart.

Elopement (n.) The act of eloping; secret departure; -- said of a woman and a man, one or both, who run away from their homes for marriage or for cohabitation.

Eloper (n.) One who elopes.

Elops (n.) A genus of fishes. See Saury.

Elops (n.) A mythical serpent.

Eloquence (n.) Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.

Eloquence (n.) Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.

Eloquence (n.) That which is eloquently uttered or written.

Eloquent (a.) Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.

Eloquent (a.) Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.

Eloquently (adv.) In an eloquent manner.

Elrich (a.) Alt. of Elritch

Elritch (a.) Ghastly; preternatural. Same as Eldritch.

Else (a. & pron.) Other; one or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect anything else?

Else (adv. & conj.) Besides; except that mentioned; in addition; as, nowhere else; no one else.

Else (adv. & conj.) Otherwise; in the other, or the contrary, case; if the facts were different.

Elsewhere (adv.) In any other place; as, these trees are not to be found elsewhere.

Elsewhere (adv.) In some other place; in other places, indefinitely; as, it is reported in town and elsewhere.

Elsewhither (adv.) To some, or any, other place; as, you will have to go elsewhither for it.

Elsewise (adv.) Otherwise.

Elsin (n.) A shoemaker's awl.

Elucidated (imp. & p. p.) of Elucidate

Elucidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elucidate

Elucidate (v. t.) To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject.

Elucidation (n.) A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration; as, one example may serve for further elucidation of the subject.

Elucidative (a.) Making clear; tending to elucidate; as, an elucidative note.

Elucidator (n.) One who explains or elucidates; an expositor.

Elucidatory (a.) Tending to elucidate; elucidative.

Eluctate (v. i.) To struggle out; -- with out.

Eluctation (n.) A struggling out of any difficulty.

Elucubrate (v. i.) See Lucubrate.

Elucubration (n.) See Lucubration.

Eluded (imp. & p. p.) of Elude

Eluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elude

Elude (v. t.) To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.

Eludible (a.) Capable of being eluded; evadible.

Elul (n.) The sixth month of the Jewish year, by the sacred reckoning, or the twelfth, by the civil reckoning, corresponding nearly to the month of September.

Elumbated (a.) Weak or lame in the loins.

Elusion (n.) Act of eluding; adroit escape, as by artifice; a mockery; a cheat; trickery.

Elusive (a.) Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.

Elusory (a.) Tending to elude or deceive; evasive; fraudulent; fallacious; deceitful; deceptive.

Elute (v. t.) To wash out.

Elutriated (imp. & p. p.) of Elutriate

Elutriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elutriate

Elutriate (v. t.) To wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing.

Elutriation (n.) The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier.

Eluxate (v. t.) To dislocate; to luxate.

Eluxation (n.) Dislocation; luxation.

Elvan (a.) Pertaining to elves; elvish.

Elvan (a.) Of or pertaining to certain veins of feldspathic or porphyritic rock crossing metalliferous veins in the mining districts of Cornwall; as, an elvan course.

Elvan (n.) Alt. of Elvanite

Elvanite (n.) The rock of an elvan vein, or the elvan vein itself; an elvan course.

Elve (n.) An old form of Elf.

Elver (n.) A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; -- called also elvene.

Elf (pl. ) of Elves

Elvish (a.) Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See Elfish.

Elvish (a.) Mysterious; also, foolish.

Elvishly (adv.) In an elvish manner.

Elwand (n.) See Ellwand.

Elysian (a.) Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific.

Elysiums (pl. ) of Elysium

Elysia (pl. ) of Elysium

Elysium (n.) A dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise.

Elysium (n.) Hence, any delightful place.

Elytriform (a.) Having the form, or structure, of an elytron.

Elytrin (n.) See Chitin.

Elytroid (a.) Resembling a beetle's wing case.

Elytra (pl. ) of Elytrum

Elytron (n.) Alt. of Elytrum

Elytrum (n.) One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a protection for the posterior pair.

Elytrum (n.) One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain annelids. See Chaetopoda.

Elzevir (a.) Applied to books or editions (esp. of the Greek New Testament and the classics) printed and published by the Elzevir family at Amsterdam, Leyden, etc., from about 1592 to 1680; also, applied to a round open type introduced by them.

Flabbergast (v. t.) To astonish; to strike with wonder, esp. by extraordinary statements.

Flabbergastation (n.) The state of being flabbergasted.

Flabbily (adv.) In a flabby manner.

Flabbiness (n.) Quality or state of being flabby.

Flabby (a.) Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid; as, flabby flesh.

Flabel (n.) A fan.

Flabellate (a.) Flabelliform.

Flabellation (n.) The act of keeping fractured limbs cool by the use of a fan or some other contrivance.

Flabelliform (a.) Having the form of a fan; fan-shaped; flabellate.

Flabellinerved (a.) Having many nerves diverging radiately from the base; -- said of a leaf.

Flabellum (n.) A fan; especially, the fan carried before the pope on state occasions, made in ostrich and peacock feathers.

Flabile (a.) Liable to be blown about.

Flaccid (a.) Yielding to pressure for want of firmness and stiffness; soft and weak; limber; lax; drooping; flabby; as, a flaccid muscle; flaccid flesh.

Flaccidity (n.) The state of being flaccid.

Flacker (v. i.) To flutter, as a bird.

Flacket (n.) A barrel-shaped bottle; a flagon.

Flagged (imp. & p. p.) of Flag

Flagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flag

Flag (v. i.) To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.

Flag (v. i.) To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.

Flag (v. t.) To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.

Flag (v. t.) To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.

Flag (n.) That which flags or hangs down loosely.

Flag (n.) A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.

Flag (n.) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.

Flag (n.) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.

Flag (n.) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.

Flag (v. t.) To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.

Flag (v. t.) To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.

Flag (n.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.

Flag (v. t.) To furnish or deck out with flags.

Flag (n.) A flat stone used for paving.

Flag (n.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.

Flag (v. t.) To lay with flags of flat stones.

Flagellant (n.) One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called also disciplinant.

Flagellata (v. t.) An order of Infusoria, having one or two long, whiplike cilia, at the anterior end. It includes monads. See Infusoria, and Monad.

Flagellated (imp. & p. p.) of Flagellate

Flagellating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flagellate

Flagellate (v. t.) To whip; to scourge; to flog.

Flagellate (a.) Flagelliform.

Flagellate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Flagellata.

Flagellation (n.) A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging.

Flagellator (n.) One who practices flagellation; one who whips or scourges.

Flagelliform (a.) Shaped like a whiplash; long, slender, round, flexible, and (comming) tapering.

Flagellums (pl. ) of Flagellum

Flagella (pl. ) of Flagellum

Flagellum (v. t.) A young, flexible shoot of a plant; esp., the long trailing branch of a vine, or a slender branch in certain mosses.

Flagellum (v. t.) A long, whiplike cilium. See Flagellata.

Flagellum (v. t.) An appendage of the reproductive apparatus of the snail.

Flagellum (v. t.) A lashlike appendage of a crustacean, esp. the terminal ortion of the antennae and the epipodite of the maxilipeds. See Maxilliped.

Flageolet (n.) A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder.

Flagginess (n.) The condition of being flaggy; laxity; limberness.

Flagging (n.) A pavement or sidewalk of flagstones; flagstones, collectively.

Flagging (a.) Growing languid, weak, or spiritless; weakening; delaying.

Flaggy (a.) Weak; flexible; limber.

Flaggy (a.) Tasteless; insipid; as, a flaggy apple.

Flaggy (a.) Abounding with the plant called flag; as, a flaggy marsh.

Flagitate (v. t.) To importune; to demand fiercely or with passion.

Flagitation (n.) Importunity; urgent demand.

Flagitious (a.) Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.

Flagitious (a.) Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.

Flagitious (a.) Characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as, flagitious times.

Flagmen (pl. ) of Flagman

Flagman (n.) One who makes signals with a flag.

Flagon (n.) A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of leather or stoneware rather than of glass.

Flagrance (n.) Flagrancy.

Flagrancies (pl. ) of Flagrancy

Flagrancy (n.) A burning; great heat; inflammation.

Flagrancy (n.) The condition or quality of being flagrant; atrocity; heiniousness; enormity; excess.

Flagrant (a.) Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent.

Flagrant (a.) Actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging.

Flagrant (a.) Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked.

Flagrantly (adv.) In a flagrant manner.

Flagrate (v. t.) To burn.

Flagration (n.) A conflagration.

Flagship (n.) The vessel which carries the commanding officer of a fleet or squadron and flies his distinctive flag or pennant.

-staves (pl. ) of Flagstaff

-staffs (pl. ) of Flagstaff

Flagstaff (n.) A staff on which a flag is hoisted.

Flagstone (n.) A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See Flag, a stone.

Flagworm (n.) A worm or grub found among flags and sedge.

Flail (n.) An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear by hand, consisting of a wooden staff or handle, at the end of which a stouter and shorter pole or club, called a swipe, is so hung as to swing freely.

Flail (n.) An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.

Flaily (a.) Acting like a flail.

Flain () p. p. of Flay.

Flake (n.) A paling; a hurdle.

Flake (n.) A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.

Flake (n.) A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc.

Flake (n.) A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish.

Flake (n.) A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash.

Flake (n.) A sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes.

Flaked (imp. & p. p.) of Flake

Flaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flake

Flake (v. t.) To form into flakes.

Flake (v. i.) To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.

Flakiness (n.) The state of being flaky.

Flaky (a.) Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.

Flam (n.) A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.

Flammed (imp. & p. p.) of Flam

Flamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flam

Flam (v. t.) To deceive with a falsehood.

Flambeaux (pl. ) of Flambeau

Flambeaus (pl. ) of Flambeau

Flambeau (n.) A flaming torch, esp. one made by combining together a number of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance (anciently, perhaps, wax; in modern times, pitch or the like); hence, any torch.

Flamboyant (a.) Characterized by waving or flamelike curves, as in the tracery of windows, etc.; -- said of the later (15th century) French Gothic style.

Flamboyer (n.) A name given in the East and West Indies to certain trees with brilliant blossoms, probably species of Caesalpinia.

Flame (n.) A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.

Flame (n.) Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.

Flame (n.) Ardor of affection; the passion of love.

Flame (n.) A person beloved; a sweetheart.

Flamed (imp. & p. p.) of Flame

Flaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flame

Flame (n.) To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.

Flame (n.) To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.

Flame (v. t.) To kindle; to inflame; to excite.

Flame-colored (a.) Of the color of flame; of a bright orange yellow color.

Flameless (a.) Destitute of flame.

Flamelet (n.) A small flame.

Flammens (pl. ) of Flamen

Flamines (pl. ) of Flamen

Flamen (n.) A priest devoted to the service of a particular god, from whom he received a distinguishing epithet. The most honored were those of Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus, called respectively Flamen Dialis, Flamen Martialis, and Flamen Quirinalis.

Flamineous (a.) Pertaining to a flamen; flaminical.

Flaming (a.) Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.

Flaming (a.) Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling.

Flaming (a.) Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue.

Flamingly (adv.) In a flaming manner.

Flamingoes (pl. ) of Flamingo

Flamingo (n.) Any bird of the genus Phoenicopterus. The flamingoes have webbed feet, very long legs, and a beak bent down as if broken. Their color is usually red or pink. The American flamingo is P. ruber; the European is P. antiquorum.

Flaminical (a.) Pertaining to a flamen.

Flammability (n.) The quality of being flammable; inflammability.

Flammable (a.) Inflammable.

Flammation (n.) The act of setting in a flame or blaze.

Flammeous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, flame.

Flammiferous (a.) Producing flame.

Flammivomous (a.) Vomiting flames, as a volcano.

Flammulated (a.) Of a reddish color.

Flamy (a.) Flaming; blazing; flamelike; flame-colored; composed of flame.

Flanches (pl. ) of Flanch

Flanch (n.) A flange.

Flanch (n.) A bearing consisting of a segment of a circle encroaching on the field from the side.

Flanched (a.) Having flanches; -- said of an escutcheon with those bearings.

Flanconade (n.) A thrust in the side.

Flaneur (n.) One who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer.

Flang (n.) A miner's two-pointed pick.

Flange (n.) An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the flange of an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flange of a car wheel (see Car wheel.); or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc.

Flange (n.) A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe.

Flanged (imp. & p. p.) of Flange

Flanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flange

Flange (v. t.) To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.

Flange (v. i.) To be bent into a flange.

Flanged (a.) Having a flange or flanges; as, a flanged wheel.

Flank (n.) The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef.

Flank (n.) The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side.

Flank (n.) That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet.

Flank (n.) The side of any building.

Flank (n.) That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line.

Flanked (imp. & p. p.) of Flank

Flanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flank

Flank (v. t.) To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon.

Flank (v. t.) To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of.

Flank (v. i.) To border; to touch.

Flank (v. i.) To be posted on the side.

Flanker (n.) One who, or that which, flanks, as a skirmisher or a body of troops sent out upon the flanks of an army toguard a line of march, or a fort projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body.

Flankered (imp. & p. p.) of Flanker

Flankering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flanker

Flanker (v. t.) To defend by lateral fortifications.

Flanker (v. t.) To attack sideways.

Flannel (n.) A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture.

Flanneled (a.) Covered or wrapped in flannel.

Flannen (a.) Made or consisting of flannel.

Flap (v.) Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment.

Flap (v.) A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.

Flap (v.) The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or of a wing.

Flap (v.) A disease in the lips of horses.

Flapped (imp. & p. p.) of Flap

Flapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flap

Flap (n.) To beat with a flap; to strike.

Flap (n.) To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.

Flap (v. i.) To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.

Flap (v. i.) To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.

Flapdragon (n.) A game in which the players catch raisins out burning brandy, and swallow them blazing.

Flapdragon (n.) The thing thus caught and eaten.

Flapdragon (v. t.) To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour.

Flap-eared (a.) Having broad, loose, dependent ears.

Flapjack (n.) A fklat cake turned on the griddle while cooking; a griddlecake or pacake.

Flapjack (n.) A fried dough cake containing fruit; a turnover.

Flap-mouthed (a.) Having broad, hangling lips.

Flapper (n.) One who, or that which, flaps.

Flapper (n.) See Flipper.

Flared (imp. & p. p.) of Flare

Flaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flare

Flare (v. i.) To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.

Flare (v. i.) To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.

Flare (v. i.) To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.

Flare (v. i.) To be exposed to too much light.

Flare (v. i.) To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.

Flare (n.) An unsteady, broad, offensive light.

Flare (n.) A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.

Flare (n.) Leaf of lard.

Flare-up (n.) A sudden burst of anger or passion; an angry dispute.

Flaring (a.) That flares; flaming or blazing unsteadily; shining out with a dazzling light.

Flaring (a.) Opening or speading outwards.

Flaringly (adv.) In a flaring manner.

Flashed (imp. & p. p.) of Flash

Flashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flash

Flash (v. i.) To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed.

Flash (v. i.) To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.

Flash (v. i.) To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.

Flash (v. t.) To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.

Flash (v. t.) To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash conviction on the mind.

Flash (v. t.) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 (b).

Flash (n.) To trick up in a showy manner.

Flash (n.) To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.

Flashes (pl. ) of Flash

Flash (n.) A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning.

Flash (n.) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.

Flash (n.) The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.

Flash (n.) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictious strength to liquors.

Flash (a.) Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery.

Flash (a.) Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; -- applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry.

Flash (n.) Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.

Flash (n.) A pool.

Flash (n.) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.

Flashboard (n.) A board placed temporarily upon a milldam, to raise the water in the pond above its usual level; a flushboard.

Flasher (n.) One who, or that which, flashes.

Flasher (n.) A man of more appearance of wit than reality.

Flasher (n.) A large sparoid fish of the Atlantic coast and all tropical seas (Lobotes Surinamensis).

Flasher (n.) The European red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio); -- called also flusher.

Flashily (adv.) In a flashy manner; with empty show.

Flashiness (n.) The quality of being flashy.

Flashing (n.) The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also flushing.

Flashing (n.) Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting.

Flashing (n.) The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated.

Flashing (n.) A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of colored glass.

Flashy (a.) Dazzling for a moment; making a momentary show of brilliancy; transitorily bright.

Flashy (a.) Fiery; vehement; impetuous.

Flashy (a.) Showy; gay; gaudy; as, a flashy dress.

Flashy (a.) Without taste or spirit.

Flask (n.) A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.

Flask (n.) A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.

Flask (n.) A bed in a gun carriage.

Flask (n.) The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask, four part flask, etc.

Flasket (n.) A long, shallow basket, with two handles.

Flasket (n.) A small flask.

Flasket (n.) A vessel in which viands are served.

Flat (superl.) Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane.

Flat (superl.) Lying at full length, or spread out, upon the ground; level with the ground or earth; prostrate; as, to lie flat on the ground; hence, fallen; laid low; ruined; destroyed.

Flat (superl.) Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest.

Flat (superl.) Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste.

Flat (superl.) Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.

Flat (superl.) Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.

Flat (superl.) Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.

Flat (superl.) Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat.

Flat (superl.) Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound.

Flat (superl.) Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.

Flat (adv.) In a flat manner; directly; flatly.

Flat (adv.) Without allowance for accrued interest.

Flat (n.) A level surface, without elevation, relief, or prominences; an extended plain; specifically, in the United States, a level tract along the along the banks of a river; as, the Mohawk Flats.

Flat (n.) A level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water, or alternately covered and left bare by the tide; a shoal; a shallow; a strand.

Flat (n.) Something broad and flat in form

Flat (n.) A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.

Flat (n.) A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.

Flat (n.) A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car.

Flat (n.) A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions.

Flat (n.) The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.

Flat (n.) A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself.

Flat (n.) A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.

Flat (n.) A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull.

Flat (n.) A character [/] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.

Flat (n.) A homaloid space or extension.

Flatted (imp. & p. p.) of Flat

Flatting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flat

Flat (v. t.) To make flat; to flatten; to level.

Flat (v. t.) To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.

Flat (v. t.) To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

Flat (v. i.) To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.

Flat (v. i.) To fall form the pitch.

Flatbill (n.) Any bird of the genus Flatyrynchus. They belong to the family of flycatchers.

Flatboat (n.) A boat with a flat bottom and square ends; -- used for the transportation of bulky freight, especially in shallow waters.

Flat-bottomed (a.) Having an even lower surface or bottom; as, a flat-bottomed boat.

Flat-cap (n.) A kind of low-crowned cap formerly worn by all classes in England, and continued in London after disuse elsewhere; -- hence, a citizen of London.

Flatfish (n.) Any fish of the family Pleuronectidae; esp., the winter flounder (Pleuronectes Americanus). The flatfishes have the body flattened, swim on the side, and have eyes on one side, as the flounder, turbot, and halibut. See Flounder.

Flat foot () A foot in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole of the foot rests upon the ground; also, the deformity, usually congential, exhibited by such a foot; splayfoot.

Flat-footed (a.) Having a flat foot, with little or no arch of the instep.

Flat-footed (a.) Firm-footed; determined.

Flathead (a.) Characterized by flatness of head, especially that produced by artificial means, as a certain tribe of American Indians.

Flathead (n.) A Chinook Indian. See Chinook, n., 1.

Flat-headed (a.) Having a head with a flattened top; as, a flat-headed nail.

Flatiron (n.) An iron with a flat, smooth surface for ironing clothes.

Flative (a.) Producing wind; flatulent.

Flating (a.) With the flat side, as of a sword; flatlong; in a prostrate position.

Flatlong (adv.) With the flat side downward; not edgewise.

Flatly (adv.) In a flat manner; evenly; horizontally; without spirit; dully; frigidly; peremptorily; positively, plainly.

Flatness (n.) The quality or state of being flat.

Flatness (n.) Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the state of being plane or level.

Flatness (n.) Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection; depression.

Flatness (n.) Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity.

Flatness (n.) Depression of tone; the state of being below the true pitch; -- opposed to sharpness or acuteness.

Flatour (n.) A flatterer.

Flattened (imp. & p. p.) of Flatten

Flattening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flatten

Flatten (a.) To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.

Flatten (a.) To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.

Flatten (a.) To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.

Flatten (a.) To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch.

Flatten (v. i.) To become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

Flatter (n.) One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens.

Flatter (n.) A flat-faced fulling hammer.

Flatter (n.) A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc.

Flattered (imp. & p. p.) of Flatter

Flattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flatter

Flatter (v. t.) To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by artful and interested commendation or attentions; to blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.

Flatter (v. t.) To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.

Flatter (v. t.) To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of; as, his portrait flatters him.

Flatter (v. i.) To use flattery or insincere praise.

Flatterer (n.) One who flatters.

Flattering (a.) That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech.

Flatteringly (adv.) With flattery.

Flatteries (pl. ) of Flattery

Flattery (v. t.) The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artiful commendation or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.

Flatting (n.) The process or operation of making flat, as a cylinder of glass by opening it out.

Flatting (n.) A mode of painting,in which the paint, being mixed with turpentine, leaves the work without gloss.

Flatting (n.) A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.

Flatting (n.) The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rolls.

Flattish (a.) Somewhat flat.

Flatulence (n.) Alt. of Flatlency

Flatlency (n.) The state or quality of being flatulent.

Flatulent (a.) Affected with flatus or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy.

Flatulent (a.) Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach.

Flatulent (a.) Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumor.

Flatulent (a.) Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain; as, a flatulent vanity.

Flatulently (adv.) In a flatulent manner; with flatulence.

Flatuosity (n.) Flatulence.

Flatuous (a.) Windy; generating wind.

Flatuses (pl. ) of Flatus

Flatus (pl. ) of Flatus

Flatus (n.) A breath; a puff of wind.

Flatus (n.) Wind or gas generated in the stomach or other cavities of the body.

Flatware (n.) Articles for the table, as china or silverware, that are more or less flat, as distinguished from hollow ware.

Flatwise (a. / adv.) With the flat side downward, or next to another object; not edgewise.

Flatworm (n.) Any worm belonging to the Plathelminthes; also, sometimes applied to the planarians.

Flaundrish (a.) Flemish.

Flaunted (imp. & p. p.) of Flaunt

Flaunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flaunt

Flaunt (v. i.) To throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show.

Flaunt (v. t.) To display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of.

Flaunt (n.) Anything displayed for show.

Flauntingly (adv.) In a flaunting way.

Flautist (n.) A player on the flute; a flutist.

Flauto (n.) A flute.

Flavaniline (n.) A yellow, crystalline, organic dyestuff, C16H14N2, of artifical production. It is a strong base, and is a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.

Flavescent (a.) Turning yellow; yellowish.

Flavicomous (a.) Having yellow hair.

Flavin (n.) A yellow, vegetable dyestuff, resembling quercitron.

Flavine (n.) A yellow, crystalline, organic base, C13H12N2O, obtained artificially.

Flavol (n.) A yellow, crystalline substance, obtained from anthraquinone, and regarded as a hydroxyl derivative of it.

Flavor (n.) That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose.

Flavor (n.) That quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor; as, the flavor of food or drink.

Flavor (n.) That which imparts to anything a peculiar odor or taste, gratifying to the sense of smell, or the nicer perceptions of the palate; a substance which flavors.

Flavor (n.) That quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts.

Flavored (imp. & p. p.) of Flavor

Flavoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flavor

Flavor (v. t.) To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest.

Flavored (a.) Having a distinct flavor; as, high-flavored wine.

Flavorles (a.) Without flavor; tasteless.

Flavorous (a.) Imparting flavor; pleasant to the taste or smell; sapid.

Flavous (a.) Yellow.

Flaw (n.) A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.

Flaw (n.) A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.

Flaw (n.) A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.

Flaw (n.) A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.

Flawed (imp. & p. p.) of Flaw

Flawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flaw

Flaw (v. t.) To crack; to make flaws in.

Flaw (v. t.) To break; to violate; to make of no effect.

Flawless (a.) Free from flaws.

Flawn (n.) A sort of flat custard or pie.

Flawter (v. t.) To scrape o/ pare, as a skin.

Flawy (a.) Full of flaws or cracks; broken; defective; faulty.

Flawy (a.) Subject to sudden flaws or gusts of wind.

Flax (n.) A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed.

Flax (n.) The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing.

Flaxen (a.) Made of flax; resembling flax or its fibers; of the color of flax; of a light soft straw color; fair and flowing, like flax or tow; as, flaxen thread; flaxen hair.

Flax-plant (n.) A plant in new Zealand (Phormium tenax), allied to the lilies and aloes. The leaves are two inches wide and several feet long, and furnish a fiber which is used for making ropes, mats, and coarse cloth.

Flaxseed (n.) The seed of the flax; linseed.

Flaxweed (n.) See Toadflax.

Flaxy (a.) Like flax; flaxen.

Flayed (imp. & p. p.) of Flay

Flaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flay

Flay (v. t.) To skin; to strip off the skin or surface of; as, to flay an ox; to flay the green earth.

Flayer (n.) One who strips off the skin.

Flea (v. t.) To flay.

Flea (n.) An insect belonging to the genus Pulex, of the order Aphaniptera. Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea (Pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea (P. canis) takes its place. See Aphaniptera, and Dog flea. See Illustration in Appendix.

Fleabane (n.) One of various plants, supposed to have efficacy in driving away fleas. They belong, for the most part, to the genera Conyza, Erigeron, and Pulicaria.

Flea-beetle (n.) A small beetle of the family Halticidae, of many species. They have strong posterior legs and leap like fleas. The turnip flea-beetle (Phyllotreta vittata) and that of the grapevine (Graptodera chalybea) are common injurious species.

Flea-bite (n.) The bite of a flea, or the red spot caused by the bite.

Flea-bite (n.) A trifling wound or pain, like that of the bite of a flea.

Flea-bitten (a.) Bitten by a flea; as, a flea-bitten face.

Flea-bitten (a.) White, flecked with minute dots of bay or sorrel; -- said of the color of a horse.

Fleagh () imp. of Fly.

Fleak (n.) A flake; a thread or twist.

Fleaking (n.) A light covering of reeds, over which the main covering is laid, in thatching houses.

Flea-louse (n.) A jumping plant louse of the family Psyllidae, of many species. That of the pear tree is Psylla pyri.

Fleam (n.) A sharp instrument used for opening veins, lancing gums, etc.; a kind of lancet.

Fleamy (a.) Bloody; clotted.

Flear (v. t. & i.) See Fleer.

Fleawort (n.) An herb used in medicine (Plantago Psyllium), named from the shape of its seeds.

Fleche (n.) A simple fieldwork, consisting of two faces forming a salient angle pointing outward and open at the gorge.

Fleck (n.) A flake; also, a lock, as of wool.

Fleck (n.) A spot; a streak; a speckle.

Flecked (imp. & p. p.) of Fleck

Flecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fleck

Fleck (n.) To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.

Flecker (v. t.) To fleck.

Fleckless (a.) Without spot or blame.

Flection (n.) The act of bending, or state of being bent.

Flection (n.) The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.

Flectional (a.) Capable of, or pertaining to, flection or inflection.

Flector (n.) A flexor.

Fled () imp. & p. p. of Flee.

Fledge (v. i.) Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.

Fledged (imp. & p. p.) of Fledge

Fledging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fledge

Fledge (v. t. & i.) To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers necessary for flight.

Fledge (v. t. & i.) To furnish or adorn with any soft covering.

Fledgeling (n.) A young bird just fledged.

Fled (imp. & p. p.) of Flee

Fleeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flee

Flee (v. i.) To run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive.

Fleece (n.) The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.

Fleece (n.) Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.

Fleece (n.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.

Fleeced (imp. & p. p.) of Fleece

Fleecing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fleece

Fleece (v. t.) To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.

Fleece (v. t.) To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.

Fleece (v. t.) To spread over as with wool.

Fleeced (a.) Furnished with a fleece; as, a sheep is well fleeced.

Fleeced (a.) Stripped of a fleece; plundered; robbed.

Fleeceless (a.) Without a fleece.

Fleecer (n.) One who fleeces or strips unjustly, especially by trickery or fraund.

Fleecy (a.) Covered with, made of, or resembling, a fleece.

Fleen (n. pl.) Obs. pl. of Flea.

Fleer (n.) One who flees.

Fleered (imp. & p. p.) of Fleer

Fleering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fleer

Fleer () To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; to deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; as, to fleer and flout.

Fleer () To grin with an air of civility; to leer.

Fleer (v. t.) To mock; to flout at.

Flear (n.) A word or look of derision or mockery.

Flear (n.) A grin of civility; a leer.

Fleerer (n.) One who fleers.

Fleeringly (adv.) In a fleering manner.

Fleeted (imp. & p. p.) of Fleet

Fleeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fleet

Fleet (n. & a.) To sail; to float.

Fleet (n. & a.) To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance.

Fleet (n. & a.) To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser.

Fleet (v. t.) To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf.

Fleet (v. t.) To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy.

Fleet (v. t.) To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.

Fleet (v. t.) To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.

Fleet (v. i.) Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.

Fleet (v. i.) Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.

Fleet (v. i.) A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.

Fleet (v. i.) A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London.

Fleet (v. i.) A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up).

Fleet (v. i.) To take the cream from; to skim.

Fleeten (n.) Fleeted or skimmed milk.

Fleet-foot (a.) Swift of foot.

Fleeting (a.) Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments.

Fleetingly (adv.) In a fleeting manner; swiftly.

Fleetings (n. pl.) A mixture of buttermilk and boiling whey; curds.

Fleetly (adv.) In a fleet manner; rapidly.

Fleetness (n.) Swiftness; rapidity; velocity; celerity; speed; as, the fleetness of a horse or of time.

Fleigh () imp. of Fly.

Fleme (v. t.) To banish; to drive out; to expel.

Flemer (n.) One who, or that which, banishes or expels.

Fleming (n.) A native or inhabitant of Flanders.

Flemish (a.) Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings.

Flemish (n.) The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders.

Flench (v. t.) Same as Flence.

Flense (v. t.) To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.

Flesh (n.) The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.

Flesh (n.) Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.

Flesh (n.) The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.

Flesh (n.) The human eace; mankind; humanity.

Flesh (n.) Human nature

Flesh (n.) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.

Flesh (n.) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.

Flesh (n.) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.

Flesh (n.) Kindred; stock; race.

Flesh (n.) The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.

Fleshed (imp. & p. p.) of Flesh

Fleshing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flesh

Flesh (v. t.) To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time.

Flesh (v. t.) To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.

Flesh (v. t.) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.

Fleshed (a.) Corpulent; fat; having flesh.

Fleshed (a.) Glutted; satiated; initiated.

Flesher (n.) A butcher.

Flesher (n.) A two-handled, convex, blunt-edged knife, for scraping hides; a fleshing knife.

Fleshhood (n.) The state or condition of having a form of flesh; incarnation.

Fleshiness (n.) The state of being fleshy; plumpness; corpulence; grossness.

Fleshings (n. pl.) Flesh-colored tights, worn by actors dancers.

Fleshless (a.) Destitute of flesh; lean.

Fleshliness (n.) The state of being fleshly; carnal passions and appetites.

Fleshing (n.) A person devoted to fleshly things.

Fleshly (a.) Of or pertaining to the flesh; corporeal.

Fleshly (a.) Animal; not/vegetable.

Fleshly (a.) Human; not celestial; not spiritual or divine.

Fleshly (a.) Carnal; wordly; lascivious.

Fleshly (adv.) In a fleshly manner; carnally; lasciviously.

Fleshment (n.) The act of fleshing, or the excitement attending a successful beginning.

Fleshmonger (n.) One who deals in flesh; hence, a pimp; a procurer; a pander.

Fleshpot (n.) A pot or vessel in which flesh is cooked

Fleshpot (n.) plenty; high living.

Fleshquake (n.) A quaking or trembling of the flesh; a quiver.

Fleshy (superl.) Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross.

Fleshy (superl.) Human.

Fleshy (superl.) Composed of firm pulp; succulent; as, the houseleek, cactus, and agave are fleshy plants.

Flet (p. p.) Skimmed.

Fletched (imp. & p. p.) of Fletch

Fletching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fletch

Fletch (v. t.) To feather, as an arrow.

Fletcher (n.) One who fletches of feathers arrows; a manufacturer of bows and arrows.

Flete (v. i.) To float; to swim.

Fletiferous (a.) Producing tears.

Fleurs-de-lis (pl. ) of Fleur-de-lis

Fleur-de-lis (n.) The iris. See Flower-de-luce.

Fleur-de-lis (n.) A conventional flower suggested by the iris, and having a form which fits it for the terminal decoration of a scepter, the ornaments of a crown, etc. It is also a heraldic bearing, and is identified with the royal arms and adornments of France.

Fleury (a.) Finished at the ends with fleurs-de-lis; -- said esp. of a cross so decorated.

Flew () imp. of Fly.

Flewed (a.) Having large flews.

Flews (n. pl.) The pendulous or overhanging lateral parts of the upper lip of dogs, especially prominent in hounds; -- called also chaps. See Illust. of Bloodhound.

Flexed (imp. & p. p.) of Flex

Flexing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flex

Flex (v. t.) To bend; as, to flex the arm.

Flex (n.) Flax.

Flexanimous (a.) Having power to change the mind.

Flexibility (n.) The state or quality of being flexible; flexibleness; pliancy; pliability; as, the flexibility of strips of hemlock, hickory, whalebone or metal, or of rays of light.

Flexible (a.) Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.

Flexible (a.) Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.

Flexible (a.) Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

Flexicostate (a.) Having bent or curved ribs.

Flexile (a.) Flexible; pliant; pliable; easily bent; plastic; tractable.

Flexion (n.) The act of flexing or bending; a turning.

Flexion (n.) A bending; a part bent; a fold.

Flexion (n.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.

Flexion (n.) The bending of a limb or joint; that motion of a joint which gives the distal member a continually decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; -- distinguished from extension.

Flexor (n.) A muscle which bends or flexes any part; as, the flexors of the arm or the hand; -- opposed to extensor.

Flexuose (a.) Flexuous.

Flexuous (a.) Having turns, windings, or flexures.

Flexuous (a.) Having alternate curvatures in opposite directions; bent in a zigzag manner.

Flexuous (a.) Wavering; not steady; flickering.

Flexural (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resulting from, flexure; of the nature of, or characterized by, flexure; as, flexural elasticity.

Flexure (n.) The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.

Flexure (n.) A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.

Flexure (n.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.

Flexure (n.) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or substracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.

Flibbergib (n.) A sycophant.

Flibbertigibbet (n.) An imp.

Flibustier (n.) A buccaneer; an American pirate. See Flibuster.

Flicked (imp. & p. p.) of Flick

Flicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flick

Flick (v. t.) To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots.

Flick (n.) A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.

Flickered (imp. & p. p.) of Flicker

Flickering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flicker

Flicker (v. i.) To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.

Flicker (v. i.) To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.

Flicker (n.) The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.

Flicker (n.) The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); -- so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.

Flickeringly (adv.) In a flickering manner.

Flickermouse (n.) See Flittermouse.

Flidge (a.) Fledged; fledge.

Flidge (v. i.) To become fledged; to fledge.

Flier (v.) One who flies or flees; a runaway; a fugitive.

Flier (v.) A fly. See Fly, n., 9, and 13 (b).

Flier (n.) See Flyer, n., 5.

Flier (n.) See Flyer, n., 4.

Flight (n.) The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

Flight (n.) The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.

Flight (n.) Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.

Flight (n.) A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.

Flight (n.) A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.

Flight (n.) A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.

Flight (n.) The husk or glume of oats.

Flighted (a.) Taking flight; flying; -- used in composition.

Flighted (a.) Feathered; -- said of arrows.

Flighter (n.) A horizontal vane revolving over the surface of wort in a cooler, to produce a circular current in the liquor.

Flightily (adv.) In a flighty manner.

Flightiness (n.) The state or quality of being flighty.

Flight-shot (n.) The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot, -- about the fifth of a mile.

Flighty (a.) Fleeting; swift; transient.

Flighty (a.) Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious.

Flimflam (n.) A freak; a trick; a lie.

Flimsily (adv.) In a flimsy manner.

Flimsiness (n.) The state or quality of being flimsy.

Flimsy (superl.) Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse, objection.

Flimsy (n.) Thin or transfer paper.

Flimsy (n.) A bank note.

Flinched (imp. & p. p.) of Flinch

Flinching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flinch

Flinch (v. i.) To withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain or danger; to fail in doing or perserving; to show signs of yielding or of suffering; to shrink; to wince; as, one of the parties flinched from the combat.

Flinch (v. i.) To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.

Flinch (n.) The act of flinching.

Flincher (n.) One who flinches or fails.

Flinchingly (adv.) In a flinching manner.

Flindermouse (n.) A bat; a flittermouse.

Flinders (n. pl.) Small pieces or splinters; fragments.

Flung (imp. & p. p.) of Fling

Flinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fling

Fling (v. t.) To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to fing a stone into the pond.

Fling (v. t.) To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.

Fling (v. t.) To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.

Fling (v. i.) To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.

Fling (v. i.) To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling.

Fling (v. i.) To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.

Fling (n.) A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.

Fling (n.) A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.

Fling (n.) A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.

Fling (n.) A trifing matter; an object of contempt.

Flingdust (n.) One who kicks up the dust; a streetwalker; a low manner.

Flinger (n.) One who flings; one who jeers.

Flint (n.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel.

Flint (n.) A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks.

Flint (n.) Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint.

Flint glass () A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of a silicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware, and for optical instruments, as prisms, its density giving a high degree of dispersive power; -- so called, because formerly the silica was obtained from pulverized flints. Called also crystal glass. Cf. Glass.

Flint-hearted (a.) Hard-hearted.

Flintiness (n.) The state or quality of being flinty; hardness; cruelty.

Flintlock (n.) A lock for a gun or pistol, having a flint fixed in the hammer, which on striking the steel ignites the priming.

Flintlock (n.) A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the old-fashioned musket of European and other armies.

Flintware (n.) A superior kind of earthenware into whose composition flint enters largely.

Flintwood (n.) An Australian name for the very hard wood of the Eucalyptus piluralis.

Flinty (superl.) Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart.

Flip (n.) A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron.

Flipped (imp. & p. p.) of Flip

Flipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flip

Flip (v. t.) To toss or fillip; as, to flip up a cent.

Flipe (v. t.) To turn inside out, or with the leg part back over the foot, as a stocking in pulling off or for putting on.

Flip-flap (n.) The repeated stroke of something long and loose.

Flip-flap (adv.) With repeated strokes and noise, as of something long and loose.

Flippancy (n.) The state or quality of being flippant.

Flippant (a.) Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.

Flippant (a.) Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant.

Flippant (n.) A flippant person.

Flippantly (adv.) In a flippant manner.

Flippantness (n.) State or quality of being flippant.

Flipper (n.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.

Flipper (n.) The hand.

Flirted (imp. & p. p.) of Flirt

Flirting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flirt

Flirt (v. t.) To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted a glove, or a handkerchief.

Flirt (v. t.) To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan.

Flirt (v. t.) To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock.

Flirt (v. i.) To run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men.

Flirt (v. i.) To utter contemptuous language, with an air of disdain; to jeer or gibe.

Flirt (n.) A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.

Flirt (v. t.) One who flirts; esp., a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.

Flirt (a.) Pert; wanton.

Flirtation (n.) Playing at courtship; coquetry.

Flirt-gill (n.) A woman of light behavior; a gill-flirt.

Flirtigig (n.) A wanton, pert girl.

Flirtingly (adv.) In a flirting manner.

Flisk (v. i.) To frisk; to skip; to caper.

Flisk (n.) A caper; a spring; a whim.

Flitted (imp. & p. p.) of Flit

Flitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flit

Flit (v. i.) To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along.

Flit (v. i.) To flutter; to rove on the wing.

Flit (v. i.) To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate.

Flit (v. i.) To remove from one place or habitation to another.

Flit (v. i.) To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.

Flit (a.) Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See Fleet.

Flitches (pl. ) of Flitch

Flitch (n.) The side of a hog salted and cured; a side of bacon.

Flitch (n.) One of several planks, smaller timbers, or iron plates, which are secured together, side by side, to make a large girder or built beam.

Flitch (n.) The outside piece of a sawed log; a slab.

Flite (v. i.) To scold; to quarrel.

Flitter (v. i.) To flutter.

Flitter (v. t.) To flutter; to move quickly; as, to flitter the cards.

Flitter (v. i.) A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.

Flittermouse (n.) A bat; -- called also flickermouse, flindermouse, and flintymouse.

Flittern (a.) A term applied to the bark obtained from young oak trees.

Flittiness (n.) Unsteadiness; levity; lightness.

Flitting (n.) A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.

Flitting (n.) A removal from one habitation to another.

Flittingly (adv.) In a flitting manner.

Flitty (a.) Unstable; fluttering.

Flix (n.) Down; fur.

Flix (n.) The flux; dysentery.

Flon (pl. ) of Flo

Flo (n.) An arrow.

Float (v. i.) Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the surface, or mark the place of, something.

Float (v. i.) A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.

Float (v. i.) The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet, which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.

Float (v. i.) The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait line, and indicate the bite of a fish.

Float (v. i.) Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink; an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to swim; a life preserver.

Float (v. i.) A float board. See Float board (below).

Float (v. i.) A contrivance for affording a copious stream of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk, as an anvil or die.

Float (v. i.) The act of flowing; flux; flow.

Float (v. i.) A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.

Float (v. i.) The trowel or tool with which the floated coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.

Float (v. i.) A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.

Float (v. i.) A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.

Float (v. i.) A coal cart.

Float (v. i.) The sea; a wave. See Flote, n.

Floated (imp. & p. p.) of Float

Floating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Float

Float (n.) To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up.

Float (n.) To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on the surface of a fluid, or through the air.

Float (v. t.) To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor.

Float (v. t.) To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.

Float (v. t.) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet.

Float (v. t.) To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.

Floatable (a.) That may be floated.

Floatage (n.) Same as Flotage.

Floatation (n.) See Flotation.

Floater (n.) One who floats or swims.

Floater (n.) A float for indicating the height of a liquid surface.

Floating (a.) Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air.

Floating (a.) Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals.

Floating (a.) Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt.

Floating (n.) Floating threads. See Floating threads, above.

Floating (n.) The second coat of three-coat plastering.

Floatingly (adv.) In a floating manner.

Floaty (a.) Swimming on the surface; buoyant; light.

Flobert (n.) A small cartridge designed for target shooting; -- sometimes called ball cap.

Floccillation (n.) A delirious picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; -- an alarming symptom in acute diseases.

Floccose (n.) Spotted with small tufts like wool.

Floccose (n.) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.

Floccular (a.) Of or pertaining to the flocculus.

Flocculated (imp. & p. p.) of Flocculate

Flocculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flocculate

Flocculate (v. i.) To aggregate into small lumps.

Flocculate (a.) Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects.

Flocculation (n.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.

Flocculence (n.) The state of being flocculent.

Flocculent (a.) Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly.

Flocculent (a.) Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds.

Flocculi (pl. ) of Flocculus

Flocculus (n.) A small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe.

Flocci (pl. ) of Floccus

Floccus (n.) The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals.

Floccus (n.) A tuft of feathers on the head of young birds.

Floccus (n.) A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi.

Flock (n.) A company or collection of living creatures; -- especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl.

Flock (n.) A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.

Flocked (imp. & p. p.) of Flock

Flocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flock

Flock (v. i.) To gather in companies or crowds.

Flock (v. t.) To flock to; to crowd.

Flock (n.) A lock of wool or hair.

Flock (n.) Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. / pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.

Flock (sing. / pl.) Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose.

Flock (v. t.) To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.

Flockling (n.) A lamb.

Flockly (adv.) In flocks; in crowds.

Flockmel (adv.) In a flock; in a body.

Flocky (a.) Abounding with flocks; floccose.

Floe (n.) A low, flat mass of floating ice.

Flogged (imp. & p. p.) of Flog

Flogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flog

Flog (v. t.) To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows.

Flogger (n.) One who flogs.

Flogger (n.) A kind of mallet for beating the bung stave of a cask to start the bung.

Flogging (a. & n.) from Flog, v. t.

Flon (n. pl.) See Flo.

Flong () imp. & p. p. of Fling.

Flood (v. i.) A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.

Flood (v. i.) The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.

Flood (v. i.) A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.

Flood (v. i.) Menstrual disharge; menses.

Flooded (imp. & p. p.) of Flood

Flooding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flood

Flood (v. t.) To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.

Flood (v. t.) To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.

Floodage (n.) Inundation.

Flooder (n.) One who floods anything.

Flooding (n.) The filling or covering with water or other fluid; overflow; inundation; the filling anything to excess.

Flooding (n.) An abnormal or excessive discharge of blood from the uterus.

Flook (n.) A fluke of an anchor.

Flookan (n.) Alt. of Flukan

Flukan (n.) See Flucan.

Flooky (a.) Fluky.

Floor (n.) The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.

Floor (n.) The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.

Floor (n.) The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.

Floor (n.) A story of a building. See Story.

Floor (n.) The part of the house assigned to the members.

Floor (n.) The right to speak.

Floor (n.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.

Floor (n.) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

Floor (n.) A horizontal, flat ore body.

Floored (imp. & p. p.) of Floor

Flooring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Floor

Floor (v. t.) To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.

Floor (v. t.) To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.

Floor (v. t.) To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.

Floorage (n.) Floor space.

Floorer (n.) Anything that floors or upsets a person, as a blow that knocks him down; a conclusive answer or retort; a task that exceeds one's abilities.

Floorheads (n. pl.) The upper extermities of the floor of a vessel.

Flooring (n.) A platform; the bottom of a room; a floor; pavement. See Floor, n.

Flooring (n.) Material for the construction of a floor or floors.

Floorless (a.) Having no floor.

Floorwalker (n.) One who walks about in a large retail store as an overseer and director.

Flopped (imp. & p. p.) of Flop

Flopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flop

Flop (v. t.) To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.

Flop (v. t.) To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.

Flop (v. i.) To strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.

Flop (v. i.) To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.

Flop (n.) Act of flopping.

Floppy (n.) Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim.

Flopwing (n.) The lapwing.

Flora (n.) The goddess of flowers and spring.

Flora (n.) The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.

Floral (a.) Pertaining to Flora, or to flowers; made of flowers; as, floral games, wreaths.

Floral (a.) Containing, or belonging to, a flower; as, a floral bud; a floral leaf; floral characters.

Florally (adv.) In a floral manner.

Floramour (n.) The plant love-lies-bleeding.

Floran (n.) Tin ore scarcely perceptible in the stone; tin ore stamped very fine.

Floreal (n.) The eight month of the French republican calendar. It began April 20, and ended May 19. See Vendemiare.

Floren (n.) A cerain gold coin; a Florence.

Florence (n.) An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.

Florence (n.) A kind of cloth.

Florentine (a.) Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy.

Florentine (n.) A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy.

Florentine (n.) A kind of silk.

Florentine (n.) A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie.

Florescence (n.) A bursting into flower; a blossoming.

Florescent (a.) Expanding into flowers; blossoming.

Floret (n.) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.

Floret (n.) A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing.

Floriage (n.) Bloom; blossom.

Floriated (a.) Having floral ornaments; as, floriated capitals of Gothic pillars.

Floricomous (a.) Having the head adorned with flowers.

Floricultural (a.) Pertaining to the cultivation of flowering plants.

Floriculture (n.) The cultivation of flowering plants.

Floriculturist (n.) One skilled in the cultivation of flowers; a florist.

Florid (a.) Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery.

Florid (a.) Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish color; as, a florid countenance.

Florid (a.) Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style; florid eloquence.

Florid (a.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of fioriture or little ornamentations.

Florida bean () The large, roundish, flattened seed of Mucuna urens. See under Bean.

Florida bean () One of the very large seeds of the Entada scandens.

Florideae (n. pl.) A subclass of algae including all the red or purplish seaweeds; the Rhodospermeae of many authors; -- so called from the rosy or florid color of most of the species.

Floridity (n.) The quality of being florid; floridness.

Floridly (adv.) In a florid manner.

Floridness (n.) The quality of being florid.

Floriferous (a.) Producing flowers.

Florification (n.) The act, process, or time of flowering; florescence.

Floriform (a.) Having the form of a flower; flower-shaped.

Floriken (n.) An Indian bustard (Otis aurita). The Bengal floriken is Sypheotides Bengalensis.

Florilege (n.) The act of gathering flowers.

Florimer (n.) See Floramour.

Florin (n.) A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents.

Florist (n.) A cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers.

Florist (n.) One who writes a flora, or an account of plants.

Floroon (n.) A border worked with flowers.

Florulent (a.) Flowery; blossoming.

Floscular (a.) Flosculous.

Floscularian (n.) One of a group of stalked rotifers, having ciliated tentacles around the lobed disk.

Floscule (n.) A floret.

Flosculous (a.) Consisting of many gamopetalous florets.

Flos-ferri (n.) A variety of aragonite, occuring in delicate white coralloidal forms; -- common in beds of iron ore.

Flosh (n.) A hopper-shaped box or /nortar in which ore is placed for the action of the stamps.

Floss (n.) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk.

Floss (n.) Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering.

Floss (n.) A small stream of water.

Floss (n.) Fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present.

Flossification (n.) A flowering; florification.

Flossy (a.) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, floss; hence, light; downy.

Flota (n.) A fleet; especially, a /eet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed every year from Cadiz to Vera Cruz, in Mexico, to transport to Spain the production of Spanish America.

Flotage (n.) The state of floating.

Flotage (n.) That which floats on the sea or in rivers.

Flotant (a.) Represented as flying or streaming in the air; as, a banner flotant.

Flotation (n.) The act, process, or state of floating.

Flotation (n.) The science of floating bodies.

Flote (v. t.) To fleet; to skim.

Flote (n.) A wave.

Flotery (a.) Wavy; flowing.

Flotilla (n.) A little fleet, or a fleet of small vessels.

Flotsam (n.) Alt. of Flotson

Flotson (n.) Goods lost by shipwreck, and floating on the sea; -- in distinction from jetsam or jetson.

Flotten (v. t.) Skimmed.

Flounced (imp. & p. p.) of Flounce

Flouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flounce

Flounce (v. i.) To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle, as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure.

Flounce (n.) The act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body.

Flounce (n.) An ornamental appendage to the skirt of a woman's dress, consisting of a strip gathered and sewed on by its upper edge around the skirt, and left hanging.

Flounce (v. t.) To deck with a flounce or flounces; as, to flounce a petticoat or a frock.

Flounder (n.) A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, of many species.

Flounder (n.) A tool used in crimping boot fronts.

Floundered (imp. & p. p.) of Flounder

Floundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flounder

Flounder (v. i.) To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce.

Flounder (n.) The act of floundering.

Flour (n.) The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard.

Floured (imp. & p. p.) of Flour

Flouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flour

Flour (v. t.) To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat.

Flour (v. t.) To sprinkle with flour.

Floured (p. a.) Finely granulated; -- said of quicksilver which has been granulated by agitation during the amalgamation process.

Flourished (imp. & p. p.) of Flourish

Flourishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flourish

Flourish (v. i.) To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.

Flourish (v. i.) To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influental; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.

Flourish (v. i.) To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.

Flourish (v. i.) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.

Flourish (v. i.) To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.

Flourish (v. i.) To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.

Flourish (v. i.) To boast; to vaunt; to brag.

Flourish (v. t.) To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.

Flourish (v. t.) To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words.

Flourish (v. t.) To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.

Flourish (v. t.) To develop; to make thrive; to expand.

Flourishes (pl. ) of Flourish

Flourish (n.) A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor.

Flourish (n.) Decoration; ornament; beauty.

Flourish (n.) Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.

Flourish (n.) A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely decorative figure.

Flourish (n.) A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.

Flourish (n.) The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as, the flourish of a sword.

Flourisher (n.) One who flourishes.

Flourishingly (adv.) In a flourishing manner; ostentatiously.

Floury (a.) Of or resembling flour; mealy; covered with flour.

Flouted (imp. & p. p.) of Flout

Flouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flout

Flout (v. t.) To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.

Flout (v. i.) To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; -- often with at.

Flout (n.) A mock; an insult.

Flouter (n.) One who flouts; a mocker.

Floutingly (adv.) With flouting; insultingly; as, to treat a lover floutingly.

Flow () imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.

Flowed (imp. & p. p.) of Flow

Flowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flow

Flow (v. i.) To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.

Flow (v. i.) To become liquid; to melt.

Flow (v. i.) To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.

Flow (v. i.) To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.

Flow (v. i.) To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.

Flow (v. i.) To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.

Flow (v. i.) To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.

Flow (v. i.) To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.

Flow (v. t.) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

Flow (v. t.) To cover with varnish.

Flow (n.) A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.

Flow (n.) A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.

Flow (n.) Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.

Flow (n.) The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.

Flow (n.) A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog.

Flowage (n.) An overflowing with water; also, the water which thus overflows.

Flowen () imp. pl. of Fly, v. i.

Flower (n.) In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.

Flower (n.) That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla.

Flower (n.) The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.

Flower (n.) Grain pulverized; meal; flour.

Flower (n.) A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.

Flower (n.) A figure of speech; an ornament of style.

Flower (n.) Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.

Flower (n.) Menstrual discharges.

Flowered (imp. & p. p.) of Flower

Flowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flower

Flower (v. i.) To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.

Flower (v. i.) To come into the finest or fairest condition.

Flower (v. i.) To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.

Flower (v. i.) To come off as flowers by sublimation.

Flower (v. t.) To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.

Flowerage (n.) State of flowers; flowers, collectively or in general.

Flower-de-luce (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Iris) with swordlike leaves and large three-petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the royal French emblem.

Flowerer (n.) A plant which flowers or blossoms.

Floweret (n.) A small flower; a floret.

Flower-fence (n.) A tropical leguminous bush (Poinciana, / Caesalpinia, pulcherrima) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; -- so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the West Indies.

Flowerful (a.) Abounding with flowers.

Flower-gentle (n.) A species of amaranth (Amarantus melancholicus).

Floweriness (n.) The state of being flowery.

Flowering (a.) Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc.

Flowering (n.) The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.

Flowering (n.) The act of adorning with flowers.

Flowerless (a.) Having no flowers.

Flowerlessness (n.) State of being without flowers.

Flowerpot (n.) A vessel, commonly or earthenware, for earth in which plants are grown.

Flowery (a.) Full of flowers; abounding with blossoms.

Flowery (a.) Highly embellished with figurative language; florid; as, a flowery style.

Flowery-kirtled (a.) Dressed with garlands of flowers.

Flowing (a.) That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.

Flowing () a. & n. from Flow, v. i. & t.

Flowingly (adv.) In a flowing manner.

Flowingness (n.) Flowing tendency or quality; fluency.

Flowk (n.) See 1st Fluke.

Flown () p. p. of Fly; -- often used with the auxiliary verb to be; as, the birds are flown.

Flown (a.) Flushed, inflated.

Floxed silk () See Floss silk, under Floss.

Floyte (n. & v.) A variant of Flute.

Fluate (n.) A fluoride.

Fluavil (n.) A hydrocarbon extracted from gutta-percha, as a yellow, resinous substance; -- called also fluanil.

Flucan (n.) Soft clayey matter in the vein, or surrounding it.

Fluctiferous (a.) Tending to produce waves.

Fluctisonous (a.) Sounding like waves.

Fluctuability (n.) The capacity or ability to fluctuate.

Fluctuant (a.) Moving like a wave; wavering

Fluctuant (a.) showing undulation or fluctuation; as, a fluctuant tumor.

Fluctuant (a.) Floating on the waves.

Fluctuated (imp. & p. p.) of Fluctuate

Fluctuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fluctuate

Fluctuate (v. i.) To move as a wave; to roll hither and thither; to wave; to float backward and forward, as on waves; as, a fluctuating field of air.

Fluctuate (v. i.) To move now in one direction and now in another; to be wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to vacillate.

Fluctuate (v. t.) To cause to move as a wave; to put in motion.

Fluctuation (n.) A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea.

Fluctuation (n.) A wavering; unsteadiness; as, fluctuations of opinion; fluctuations of prices.

Fluctuation (n.) The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.

Flue (n.) An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage

Flue (n.) A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air.

Flue (n.) A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another.

Flue (n.) A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; -- distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or simply tubes.

Flue (n.) Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair.

Fluence (n.) Fluency.

Fluency (n.) The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility.

Fluent (a.) Flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily moving.

Fluent (a.) Ready in the use of words; voluble; copious; having words at command; and uttering them with facility and smoothness; as, a fluent speaker; hence, flowing; voluble; smooth; -- said of language; as, fluent speech.

Fluent (n.) A current of water; a stream.

Fluent (n.) A variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern calculus, the function or integral.

Fluently (adv.) In a fluent manner.

Fluentness (n.) The quality of being fluent.

Fluework (n.) A general name for organ stops in which the sound is caused by wind passing through a flue or fissure and striking an edge above; -- in distinction from reedwork.

Fluey (a.) Downy; fluffy.

Fluff (n.) Nap or down; flue; soft, downy feathers.

Fluffy (superl.) Pertaining to, or resembling, fluff or nap; soft and downy.

Flugel (n.) A grand piano or a harpsichord, both being wing-shaped.

Flugelman (n.) Same as Fugleman.

Fluid (a.) Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous.

Fluid (n.) A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.

Fluidal (a.) Pertaining to a fluid, or to its flowing motion.

Fluinity (n.) The quality of being fluid or capable of flowing; a liquid, aeriform. or gaseous state; -- opposed to solidity.

Fluidized (imp. & p. p.) of Fluidize

Fluidizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fluidize

Fluidize (v. t.) To render fluid.

Fluidness (n.) The state of being flluid; fluidity.

Fluidounce (n.) See Fluid ounce, under Fluid.

Fluidrachm (n.) See Fluid dram, under Fluid.

Flukan (n.) Flucan.

Fluke (n.) The European flounder. See Flounder.

Fluke (n.) A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot.

Fluke (n.) The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.

Fluke (n.) One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.

Fluke (n.) An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.

Fluke (n.) An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke.

Flukeworm (n.) Same as 1st Fluke, 2.

Fluky (a.) Formed like, or having, a fluke.

Flume (n.) A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.

Fluminous (a.) Pertaining to rivers; abounding in streama.

Flummery (n.) A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.

Flummery (n.) Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.

Flung () imp. & p. p. of Fling.

Flunked (imp. & p. p.) of Flunk

Flunking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flunk

Flunk (v. i.) To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through fear.

Flunk (v. t.) To fail in; to shirk, as a task or duty.

Flunk (n.) A failure or backing out

Flunk (n.) a total failure in a recitation.

Flunkies (pl. ) of Flunky

Flunky (n.) A contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman.

Flunky (n.) One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.

Flunky (n.) One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber.

Flunkydom (n.) The place or region of flunkies.

Flunlyism (n.) The quality or characteristics of a flunky; readiness to cringe to those who are superior in wealth or position; toadyism.

Fluo- () A combining form indicating fluorine as an ingredient; as in fluosilicate, fluobenzene.

Fluoborate (n.) A salt of fluoboric acid; a fluoboride.

Fluoboric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or consisting of, fluorine and boron.

Fluoboride (n.) See Borofluoride.

Fluocerine (n.) Alt. of Fluocerite

Fluocerite (n.) A fluoride of cerium, occuring near Fahlun in Sweden. Tynosite, from Colorado, is probably the same mineral.

Fluohydric (a.) See Hydrofluoric.

Fluophosphate (n.) A double salt of fluoric and phosphoric acids.

Fluor (n.) A fluid state.

Fluor (n.) Menstrual flux; catamenia; menses.

Fluor (n.) See Fluorite.

Fluor albus () The whites; leucorrhaea.

Fluoranthene (n.) A white crystalline hydrocarbon C/H/, of a complex structure, found as one ingrdient of the higher boiling portion of coal tar.

Fluorated (a.) Combined with fluorine; subjected to the action of fluoride.

Fluorene (n.) A colorless, crystalline hydrocarbon, C13H10 having a beautiful violet fluorescence; whence its name. It occurs in the higher boiling products of coal tar, and is obtained artificially.

Fluorescein (n.) A yellowish red, crystalline substance, C20H12O5, produced by heating together phthalic anhydride and resorcin; -- so called, from the very brilliant yellowish green fluorescence of its alkaline solutions. It has acid properties, and its salts of the alkalies are known to the trade under the name of uranin.

Fluorescence (n.) That property which some transparent bodies have of producing at their surface, or within their substance, light different in color from the mass of the material, as when green crystals of fluor spar afford blue reflections. It is due not to the difference in the color of a distinct surface layer, but to the power which the substance has of modifying the light incident upon it. The light emitted by fluorescent substances is in general of lower refrangibility than the incident light.

Fluorescent (a.) Having the property of fluorescence.

Fluorescin (n.) A colorless, amorphous substance which is produced by the reduction of fluorescein, and from which the latter may be formed by oxidation.

Fluoric (a.) Pertaining to, obtained from, or containing, fluorine.

Fluoride (n.) A binary compound of fluorine with another element or radical.

Fluorine (n.) A non-metallic, gaseous element, strongly acid or negative, or associated with chlorine, bromine, and iodine, in the halogen group of which it is the first member. It always occurs combined, is very active chemically, and possesses such an avidity for most elements, and silicon especially, that it can neither be prepared nor kept in glass vessels. If set free it immediately attacks the containing material, so that it was not isolated until 1886. It is a pungent, corrosive, colorless gas. Symbol F. Atomic weight 19.

Fluorite (n.) Calcium fluoride, a mineral of many different colors, white, yellow, purple, green, red, etc., often very beautiful, crystallizing commonly in cubes with perfect octahedral cleavage; also massive. It is used as a flux. Some varieties are used for ornamental vessels. Also called fluor spar, or simply fluor.

Fluoroid (n.) A tetrahexahedron; -- so called because it is a common form of fluorite.

Fluoroscope (n.) An instrument for observing or exhibiting fluorescence.

Fluorous (a.) Pertaining to fluor.

Fluor spar () See Fluorite.

Fluosilicate (n.) A double fluoride of silicon and some other (usually basic) element or radical, regarded as a salt of fluosilicic acid; -- called also silicofluoride.

Fluosilicic (a.) Composed of, or derived from, silicon and fluorine.

Flurried (a.) Agitated; excited.

Flurries (pl. ) of Flurry

Flurry (n.) A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze; as, a flurry of wind.

Flurry (n.) A light shower or snowfall accompanied with wind.

Flurry (n.) Violent agitation; commotion; bustle; hurry.

Flurry (n.) The violent spasms of a dying whale.

Flurried (imp. & p. p.) of Flurry

Flurrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flurry

Flurry (v. t.) To put in a state of agitation; to excite or alarm.

Flurt (n.) A flirt.

Flushed (imp. & p. p.) of Flush

Flushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flush

Flush (v. i.) To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.

Flush (v. i.) To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.

Flush (v. i.) To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

Flush (v. i.) To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.

Flush (v. t.) To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water; as, to flush the meadows; to flood for the purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer.

Flush (v. t.) To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.

Flush (v. t.) To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.

Flush (v. t.) To excite; to animate; to stir.

Flush (v. t.) To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.

Flush (n.) A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.

Flush (n.) A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.

Flush (n.) Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset.

Flush (n.) A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.

Flush (n.) A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.

Flush (n.) A hand of cards of the same suit.

Flush (a.) Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.

Flush (a.) Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.

Flush (a.) Unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.

Flush (a.) Consisting of cards of one suit.

Flush (adv.) So as to be level or even.

Flushboard (n.) Same as Flashboard.

Flusher (n.) A workman employed in cleaning sewers by flushing them with water.

Flusher (n.) The red-backed shrike. See Flasher.

Flushing (n.) A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy; -- commonly in the /

Flushing (n.) A surface formed of floating threads.

Flushingly (adv.) In a flushing manner.

Flushness (n.) The state of being flush; abundance.

Flustered (imp. & p. p.) of Fluster

Flustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fluster

Fluster (v. t.) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle.

Fluster (v. i.) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.

Fluster (n.) Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder.

Flusteration (n.) The act of flustering, or the state of being flustered; fluster.

Flustrate (v. t.) To fluster.

Flustration (n.) The act of flustrating; confusion; flurry.

Flute (v. i.) A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole.

Flute (v. i.) A channel of curved section; -- usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under Base, n.

Flute (n.) A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.

Flute (n.) A long French breakfast roll.

Flute (n.) A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.

Flute (n.) A kind of flyboat; a storeship.

Flute (v. i.) To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.

Fluted (imp. & p. p.) of Flute

Fluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flute

Flute (v. t.) To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute.

Flute (v. t.) To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.

Flute a bec () A beak flute, an older form of the flute, played with a mouthpiece resembling a beak, and held like a flageolet.

Fluted (a.) Thin; fine; clear and mellow; flutelike; as, fluted notes.

Fluted (a.) Decorated with flutes; channeled; grooved; as, a fluted column; a fluted ruffle; a fluted spectrum.

Flutemouth (n.) A fish of the genus Aulostoma, having a much elongated tubular snout.

Fluter (n.) One who plays on the flute; a flutist or flautist.

Fluter (n.) One who makes grooves or flutings.

Fluting (n.) Decoration by means of flutes or channels; a flute, or flutes collectively; as, the fluting of a column or pilaster; the fluting of a lady's ruffle.

Flutist (n.) A performer on the flute; a flautist.

Flutist (n.) To move with quick vibrations or undulations; as, a sail flutters in the wind; a fluttering fan.

Flutist (n.) To move about briskly, irregularly, or with great bustle and show, without much result.

Flutist (n.) To be in agitation; to move irregularly; to flucttuate; to be uncertainty.

Flutter (v. t.) To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.

Flutter (v. t.) To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion.

Flutter (n.) The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan.

Flutter (n.) Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder.

Flutterer (n.) One who, or that which, flutters.

Flutteringly (adv.) In a fluttering manner.

Fluty (a.) Soft and clear in tone, like a flute.

Fluvial (a.) Belonging to rivers; growing or living in streams or ponds; as, a fluvial plant.

Fluvialist (n.) One who exlpains geological phenomena by the action of streams.

Fluviatic (a.) Belonging to rivers or streams; fluviatile.

Fluviatile (a.) Belonging to rivers or streams; existing in or about rivers; produced by river action; fluvial; as, fluviatile starta, plants.

Fluvio-marine (a.) Formed by the joint action of a river and the sea, as deposits at the mouths of rivers.

Flux (n.) The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.

Flux (n.) The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux.

Flux (n.) The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

Flux (n.) Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.

Flux (n.) A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.

Flux (n.) The matter thus discharged.

Flux (n.) The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.

Flux (n.) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.

Fluxed (imp. & p. p.) of Flux

Fluxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flux

Flux (v. t.) To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.

Flux (v. t.) To cause to become fluid; to fuse.

Flux (v. t.) To cause a discharge from; to purge.

Fluxation (n.) The act of fluxing.

Fluxibility (n.) The quality of being fluxible.

Fluxible (a.) Capable of being melted or fused, as a mineral.

Fluxile (a.) Fluxible.

Fluxility (n.) State of being fluxible.

Fluxion (n.) The act of flowing.

Fluxion (n.) The matter that flows.

Fluxion (n.) Fusion; the running of metals into a fluid state.

Fluxion (n.) An unnatural or excessive flow of blood or fluid toward any organ; a determination.

Fluxion (n.) A constantly varying indication.

Fluxion (n.) The infinitely small increase or decrease of a variable or flowing quantity in a certain infinitely small and constant period of time; the rate of variation of a fluent; an incerement; a differential.

Fluxion (n.) A method of analysis developed by Newton, and based on the conception of all magnitudes as generated by motion, and involving in their changes the notion of velocity or rate of change. Its results are the same as those of the differential and integral calculus, from which it differs little except in notation and logical method.

Fluxional (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fluxion or fluxions; variable; inconstant.

Fluxionary (a.) Fluxional.

Fluxionary (a.) Pertaining to, or caused by, an increased flow of blood to a part; congestive; as, a fluxionary hemorrhage.

Fluxionist (n.) One skilled in fluxions.

Fluxions (n. pl.) See Fluxion, 6(b).

Fluxive (a.) Flowing; also, wanting solidity.

Fluxure (n.) The quality of being fluid.

Fluxure (n.) Fluid matter.

Flew (imp.) of Fly

Flown (p. p.) of Fly

Flying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fly

Fly (v. i.) To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird.

Fly (v. i.) To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.

Fly (v. i.) To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.

Fly (v. i.) To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies.

Fly (v. i.) To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee.

Fly (v. i.) To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; -- usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.

Fly (v. t.) To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc.

Fly (v. t.) To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid.

Fly (v. t.) To hunt with a hawk.

Flies (pl. ) of Fly

Fly (v. i.) Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.

Fly (v. i.) Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.

Fly (v. i.) A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, -- used for fishing.

Fly (v. i.) A familiar spirit; a witch's attendant.

Fly (v. i.) A parasite.

Fly (v. i.) A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for hire and usually drawn by one horse.

Fly (v. i.) The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes, the length from the "union" to the extreme end.

Fly (v. i.) The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.

Fly (v. i.) That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.

Fly (v. i.) Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.

Fly (v. i.) A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel (below).

Fly (v. i.) The piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.

Fly (v. i.) The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.

Fly (v. i.) A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.

Fly (v. i.) Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from the press.

Fly (v. i.) A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.

Fly (v. i.) The outer canvas of a tent with double top, usually drawn over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof of the tent at no other place.

Fly (v. i.) One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.

Fly (v. i.) The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers, overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.

Fly (v. i.) A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly.

Fly (a.) Knowing; wide awake; fully understanding another's meaning.

Flybane (n.) A kind of catchfly of the genus Silene; also, a poisonous mushroom (Agaricus muscarius); fly agaric.

Fly-bitten (a.) Marked by, or as if by, the bite of flies.

Flyblow (v. t.) To deposit eggs upon, as a flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows.

Flyblow (n.) One of the eggs or young larvae deposited by a flesh fly, or blowfly.

Flyblown (a.) Tainted or contaminated with flyblows; damaged; foul.

Flyboat (n.) A large Dutch coasting vessel.

Flyboat (n.) A kind of passenger boat formerly used on canals.

Fly-case (n.) The covering of an insect, esp. the elytra of beetles.

Flycatcher (n.) One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing.

Fly-catching (a.) Having the habit of catching insects on the wing.

Flyer (n.) One that uses wings.

Flyer (n.) The fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6.

Flyer (n.) Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.

Flyer (n.) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.

Flyer (n.) The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11.

Flyer (n.) The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.

Flyer (n.) A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture.

Flyfish (n.) A California scorpaenoid fish (Sebastichthys rhodochloris), having brilliant colors.

Fly-fish (v. i.) To angle, using flies for bait.

Flying (v. i.) Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement.

Flying fish () A fish which is able to leap from the water, and fly a considerable distance by means of its large and long pectoral fins. These fishes belong to several species of the genus Exocoetus, and are found in the warmer parts of all the oceans.

Flying squirrel () One of a group of squirrels, of the genera Pteromus and Sciuropterus, having parachute-like folds of skin extending from the fore to the hind legs, which enable them to make very long leaps.

Flymen (pl. ) of Flyman

Flyman (n.) The driver of a fly, or light public carriage.

Flysch (n.) A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.

Flyspeck (n.) A speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly; hence, any insignificant dot.

Flyspeck (v. t.) To soil with flyspecks.

Flytrap (n.) A trap for catching flies.

Flytrap (n.) A plant (Dionaea muscipula), called also Venus's flytrap, the leaves of which are fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when certain hairs on their upper surface are touched, thus seizing insects that light on them. The insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion from the upper surface of the leaves.

Glabell/ (pl. ) of Glabella

Glabella (n.) The space between the eyebrows, also including the corresponding part of the frontal bone; the mesophryon.

Glabella (pl. ) of Glabellum

Glabellum (n.) The median, convex lobe of the head of a trilobite. See Trilobite.

Glabrate (a.) Becoming smooth or glabrous from age.

Glabreate (v. t.) Alt. of Glabriate

Glabriate (v. t.) To make smooth, plain, or bare.

Glabrity (n.) Smoothness; baldness.

Glabrous (a.) Smooth; having a surface without hairs or any unevenness.

Glacial (a.) Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena.

Glacial (a.) Resembling ice; having the appearance and consistency of ice; -- said of certain solid compounds; as, glacial phosphoric or acetic acids.

Glacialist (n.) One who attributes the phenomena of the drift, in geology, to glaciers.

Glaciate (v. i.) To turn to ice.

Glaciate (v. t.) To convert into, or cover with, ice.

Glaciate (v. t.) To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc.

Glaciation (n.) Act of freezing.

Glaciation (n.) That which is formed by freezing; ice.

Glaciation (n.) The process of glaciating, or the state of being glaciated; the production of glacial phenomena.

Glacier (n.) An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland.

Glacious (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of or resembling, ice; icy.

Glacis (n.) A gentle slope, or a smooth, gently sloping bank; especially (Fort.), that slope of earth which inclines from the covered way toward the exterior ground or country (see Illust. of Ravelin).

Glad (superl.) Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.

Glad (superl.) Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.

Gladded (imp. & p. p.) of Glad

Gladding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glad

Glad (v. t.) To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Glad (v. i.) To be glad; to rejoice.

Gladdened (imp. & p. p.) of Gladden

Gladdening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gladden

Gladden (v. t.) To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.

Gladden (v. i.) To be or become glad; to rejoice.

Gladder (n.) One who makes glad.

Glade (n.) An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.

Glade (n.) An everglade.

Glade (n.) An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice.

Gladen (n.) Sword grass; any plant with sword-shaped leaves, esp. the European Iris foetidissima.

Gladeye (n.) The European yellow-hammer.

Gladful (a.) Full of gladness; joyful; glad.

Gladiate (a.) Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.

Gladiator (n.) Originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement.

Gladiator (n.) One who engages in any fierce combat or controversy.

Gladiatorial (a.) Alt. of Gladiatorian

Gladiatorian (a.) Of or pertaining to gladiators, or to contests or combatants in general.

Gladiatorism (n.) The art or practice of a gladiator.

Gladiatorship (n.) Conduct, state, or art, of a gladiator.

Gladiatory (a.) Gladiatorial.

Gladiature (n.) Swordplay; fencing; gladiatorial contest.

Gladiole (n.) A lilylike plant, of the genus Gladiolus; -- called also corn flag.

Gladioli (pl. ) of Gladiolus

Gladioluses (pl. ) of Gladiolus

Gladiolus (n.) A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the beauty of their flowers; the corn flag; the sword lily.

Gladiolus (n.) The middle portion of the sternum in some animals; the mesosternum.

Gladii (pl. ) of Gladius

Gladius (n.) The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.

Gladly (a.) Preferably; by choice.

Gladly (a.) With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly.

Gladness (n.) State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness.

Gladship (n.) A state of gladness.

Gladsome (a.) Pleased; joyful; cheerful.

Gladsome (a.) Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the appearance of gayety; pleasing.

Gladstone (n.) A four-wheeled pleasure carriage with two inside seats, calash top, and seats for driver and footman.

Gladwyn (n.) See Gladen.

Glair (a.) The white of egg. It is used as a size or a glaze in bookbinding, for pastry, etc.

Glair (a.) Any viscous, transparent substance, resembling the white of an egg.

Glair (a.) A broadsword fixed on a pike; a kind of halberd.

Glaired (imp. & p. p.) of Glair

Glairing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glair

Glair (v. t.) To smear with the white of an egg.

Glaire (n.) See Glair.

Glaireous (a.) Glairy; covered with glair.

Glairin (n.) A glairy viscous substance, which forms on the surface of certain mineral waters, or covers the sides of their inclosures; -- called also baregin.

Glairy (a.) Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent; slimy.

Glaive (n.) A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.

Glaive (n.) A sword; -- used poetically and loosely.

Glama (n.) A copious gummy secretion of the humor of the eyelids, in consequence of some disorder; blearedness; lippitude.

Glamour (n.) A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.

Glamour (n.) Witchcraft; magic; a spell.

Glamour (n.) A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.

Glamour (n.) Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.

Glamourie (n.) Glamour.

Glance (n.) A sudden flash of light or splendor.

Glance (n.) A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.

Glance (n.) An incidental or passing thought or allusion.

Glance (n.) A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.

Glanced (imp. & p. p.) of Glance

Glancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glance

Glance (v. i.) To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.

Glance (v. i.) To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced".

Glance (v. i.) To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.

Glance (v. i.) To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.

Glance (v. i.) To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.

Glance (v. t.) To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.

Glance (v. t.) To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.

Glancing (a.) Shooting, as light.

Glancing (a.) Flying off (after striking) in an oblique direction; as, a glancing shot.

Glancingly (adv.) In a glancing manner; transiently; incidentally; indirectly.

Gland (n.) An organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth.

Gland (n.) An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known.

Gland (n.) A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product.

Gland (n.) Any very small prominence.

Gland (n.) The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.

Gland (n.) The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.

Glandage (n.) A feeding on nuts or mast.

Glandered (a.) Affected with glanders; as, a glandered horse.

Glanderous (a.) Of or pertaining to glanders; of the nature of glanders.

Glanders (n.) A highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses, asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings.

Glandiferous (a.) Bearing acorns or other nuts; as, glandiferous trees.

Glandiform (a.) Having the form of a gland or nut; resembling a gland.

Glandular (a.) Containing or supporting glands; consisting of glands; pertaining to glands.

Glandulation (n.) The situation and structure of the secretory vessels in plants.

Glandule (n.) A small gland or secreting vessel.

Glanduliferous (a.) Bearing glandules.

Glandulose (a.) Same as Glandulous.

Glandulosity (n.) Quality of being glandulous; a collection of glands.

Glandulous (a.) Containing glands; consisting of glands; pertaining to glands; resembling glands.

Glandes (pl. ) of Glans

Glans (n.) The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis, and the extremity of the clitoris.

Glans (n.) The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits.

Glans (n.) Goiter.

Glans (n.) A pessary.

Glared (imp. & p. p.) of Glare

Glaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glare

Glare (v. i.) To shine with a bright, dazzling light.

Glare (v. i.) To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely.

Glare (v. i.) To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay.

Glare (v. t.) To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.

Glare (n.) A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light.

Glare (n.) A fierce, piercing look or stare.

Glare (n.) A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair.

Glare (n.) A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice.

Glare (n.) Smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice.

Glareous (a.) Glairy.

Glariness (n.) Alt. of Glaringness

Glaringness (n.) A dazzling luster or brilliancy.

Glaring (a.) Clear; notorious; open and bold; barefaced; as, a glaring crime.

Glary (a.) Of a dazzling luster; glaring; bright; shining; smooth.

Glass (v. t.) A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.

Glass (v. t.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.

Glass (v. t.) Anything made of glass.

Glass (v. t.) A looking-glass; a mirror.

Glass (v. t.) A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.

Glass (v. t.) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.

Glass (v. t.) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.

Glass (v. t.) A weatherglass; a barometer.

Glassed (imp. & p. p.) of Glass

Glassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glass

Glass (v. t.) To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.

Glass (v. t.) To case in glass.

Glass (v. t.) To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

Glass (v. t.) To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.

Glass-crab (n.) The larval state (Phyllosoma) of the genus Palinurus and allied genera. It is remarkable for its strange outlines, thinness, and transparency. See Phyllosoma.

Glassen (a.) Glassy; glazed.

Glasseye (n.) A fish of the great lakes; the wall-eyed pike.

Glasseye (n.) A species of blindness in horses in which the eye is bright and the pupil dilated; a sort of amaurosis.

Glass-faced (a.) Mirror-faced; reflecting the sentiments of another.

Glassfuls (pl. ) of Glassful

Glassful (n.) The contents of a glass; as much of anything as a glass will hold.

Glassful (a.) Glassy; shining like glass.

Glass-gazing (a.) Given to viewing one's self in a glass or mirror; finical.

Glasshouse (n.) A house where glass is made; a commercial house that deals in glassware.

Glassily (adv.) So as to resemble glass.

Glassiness (n.) The quality of being glassy.

Glassite (n.) A member of a Scottish sect, founded in the 18th century by John Glass, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, who taught that justifying faith is "no more than a simple assent to the divine testimone passively recived by the understanding." The English and American adherents of this faith are called Sandemanians, after Robert Sandeman, the son-in-law and disciple of Glass.

Glass maker (n.) Alt. of Glassmaker

Glassmaker (n.) One who makes, or manufactures, glass.

Glass-rope (n.) A remarkable vitreous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, first brought from Japan. It has a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long and large, glassy, siliceous fibers, twisted together.

Glass-snail (n.) A small, transparent, land snail, of the genus Vitrina.

Glass-snake (n.) A long, footless lizard (Ophiosaurus ventralis), of the Southern United States; -- so called from its fragility, the tail easily breaking into small pieces. It grows to the length of three feet. The name is applied also to similar species found in the Old World.

Glass-sponge (n.) A siliceous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, and allied genera; -- so called from their glassy fibers or spicules; -- called also vitreous sponge. See Glass-rope, and Euplectella.

Glassware (n.) Ware, or articles collectively, made of glass.

Glasswork (n.) Manufacture of glass; articles or ornamentation made of glass.

Glasswort (n.) A seashore plant of the Spinach family (Salicornia herbacea), with succulent jointed stems; also, a prickly plant of the same family (Salsola Kali), both formerly burned for the sake of the ashes, which yield soda for making glass and soap.

Glassy (a.) Made of glass; vitreous; as, a glassy substance.

Glassy (a.) Resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency; as, a glassy stream; a glassy surface; the glassy deep.

Glassy (a.) Dull; wanting life or fire; lackluster; -- said of the eyes.

Glasstonbury thorn () A variety of the common hawthorn.

Glasynge (n.) Glazing or glass.

Glauberite (n.) A mineral, consisting of the sulphates of soda and lime.

Glauber's salt () Alt. of Glauber's salts

Glauber's salts () Sulphate of soda, a well-known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly bitter taste, and is commonly called "salts."

Glaucescent (a.) Having a somewhat glaucous appearance or nature; becoming glaucous.

Glaucic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Glaucium or horned poppy; -- formerly applied to an acid derived from it, now known to be fumaric acid.

Glaucine (a.) Glaucous or glaucescent.

Glaucine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the plant Glaucium, as a bitter, white, crystalline substance.

Glaucodot (n.) A metallic mineral having a grayish tin-white color, and containing cobalt and iron, with sulphur and arsenic.

Glaucoma (n.) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball.

Glaucomatous (a.) Having the nature of glaucoma.

Glaucometer (n.) See Gleucometer.

Glauconite (n.) The green mineral characteristic of the greensand of the chalk and other formations. It is a hydrous silicate of iron and potash. See Greensand.

Glaucophane (n.) A mineral of a dark bluish color, related to amphibole. It is characteristic of certain crystalline rocks.

Glaucosis (n.) Same as Glaucoma.

Glaucous (a.) Of a sea-green color; of a dull green passing into grayish blue.

Glaucous (a.) Covered with a fine bloom or fine white powder easily rubbed off, as that on a blue plum, or on a cabbage leaf.

Glaucus (n.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks, found in the warmer latitudes, swimming in the open sea. These mollusks are beautifully colored with blue and silvery white.

Glaum (v. i.) To grope with the hands, as in the dark.

Glave (n.) See Glaive.

Glaver (v. i.) To prate; to jabber; to babble.

Glaver (v. i.) To flatter; to wheedle.

Glaverer (n.) A flatterer.

Glaymore (n.) A claymore.

Glased (imp. & p. p.) of Glase

Glazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glase

Glase (v. t.) To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a ease, etc.) with glass.

Glase (v. t.) To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like.

Glase (v. t.) To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect.

Glaze (v. i.) To become glazed of glassy.

Glaze (n.) The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See Glaze, v. t., 3.

Glaze (v. t.) Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.

Glaze (v. t.) A glazing oven. See Glost oven.

Glazen (a.) Resembling glass; glasslike; glazed.

Glazer (n.) One who applies glazing, as in pottery manufacture, etc.; one who gives a glasslike or glossy surface to anything; a calenderer or smoother of cloth, paper, and the like.

Glazer (n.) A tool or machine used in glazing, polishing, smoothing, etc.; amoung cutlers and lapidaries, a wooden wheel covered with emery, or having a band of lead and tin alloy, for polishing cutlery, etc.

Glazier (n.) One whose business is to set glass.

Glazing (n.) The act or art of setting glass; the art of covering with a vitreous or glasslike substance, or of polishing or rendering glossy.

Glazing (n.) The glass set, or to be set, in a sash, frame. etc.

Glazing (n.) The glass, glasslike, or glossy substance with which any surface is incrusted or overlaid; as, the glazing of pottery or porcelain, or of paper.

Glazing (n.) Transparent, or semitransparent, colors passed thinly over other colors, to modify the effect.

Glazy (a.) Having a glazed appearance; -- said of the fractured surface of some kinds of pin iron.

Glead (n.) A live coal. See Gleed.

Gleam (v. i.) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

Gleam (n.) A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse.

Gleam (n.) Brightness; splendor.

Gleamed (imp. & p. p.) of Gleam

Gleaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gleam

Gleam (v. t.) To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.

Gleam (v. t.) To shine; to cast light; to glitter.

Gleam (v. t.) To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).

Gleamy (a.) Darting beams of light; casting light in rays; flashing; coruscating.

Gleaned (imp. & p. p.) of Glean

Gleaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glean

Glean (v. t.) To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering.

Glean (v. t.) To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.

Glean (v. t.) To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain.

Glean (v. i.) To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.

Glean (v. i.) To pick up or gather anything by degrees.

Glean (n.) A collection made by gleaning.

Glean (n.) Cleaning; afterbirth.

Gleaner (n.) One who gathers after reapers.

Gleaner (n.) One who gathers slowly with labor.

Gleaning (n.) The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning.

Glebe (n.) A lump; a clod.

Glebe (n.) Turf; soil; ground; sod.

Glebe (n.) The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.

Glebeless (a.) Having no glebe.

Glebosity (n.) The quality of being glebous.

Glebous (a.) Alt. of Gleby

Gleby (a.) Pertaining to the glebe; turfy; cloddy; fertile; fruitful.

Glede (v. i.) The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard.

Glede (n.) A live coal.

Glee (n.) Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.

Glee (n.) Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; paricularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.

Glee (n.) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.

Gleed (v. i.) A live or glowing coal; a glede.

Gleeful (a.) Merry; gay; joyous.

Gleek (n.) A jest or scoff; a trick or deception.

Gleek (n.) An enticing look or glance.

Gleek (v. i.) To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly.

Gleek (n.) A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons.

Gleek (n.) Three of the same cards held in the same hand; -- hence, three of anything.

Gleemen (pl. ) of Gleeman

Gleeman (n.) A name anciently given to an itinerant minstrel or musician.

Gleen (v. i.) To glisten; to gleam.

Gleesome (a.) Merry; joyous; gleeful.

Gleet (n.) A transparent mucous discharge from the membrane of the urethra, commonly an effect of gonorrhea.

Gleet (v. i.) To flow in a thin, limpid humor; to ooze, as gleet.

Gleet (v. i.) To flow slowly, as water.

Gleety (a.) Ichorous; thin; limpid.

Gleg (a.) Quick of perception; alert; sharp.

Gleire (n.) Alt. of Gleyre

Gleyre (n.) See Glair.

Glen (n.) A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.

Glenlivat (n.) Alt. of Glenlivet

Glenlivet (n.) A kind of Scotch whisky, named from the district in which it was first made.

Glenoid (a.) Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socketlike; -- applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the scapula, in which the head of the humerus articulates.

Glenoidal (a.) Glenoid.

Glent (n. & v.) See Glint.

Gleucometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the specific gravity and ascertaining the quantity of sugar contained in must.

Glew (n.) See Glue.

Gley (v. i.) To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.

Gley (adv.) Asquint; askance; obliquely.

Gliadin (n.) Vegetable glue or gelatin; glutin. It is one of the constituents of wheat gluten, and is a tough, amorphous substance, which resembles animal glue or gelatin.

Glib (superl.) Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib.

Glib (superl.) Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech.

Glib (v. t.) To make glib.

Glib (n.) A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes.

Glib (v. t.) To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.

Gilbbery (a.) Slippery; changeable.

Gilbbery (a.) Moving easily; nimble; voluble.

Glibly (adv.) In a glib manner; as, to speak glibly.

Glibness (n.) The quality of being glib.

Glicke (n.) An ogling look.

Glidden () p. p. of Glide.

Glidder (a.) Alt. of Gliddery

Gliddery (a.) Giving no sure footing; smooth; slippery.

Glide (n.) The glede or kite.

Glided (imp. & p. p.) of Glide

Gliding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glide

Glide (v. i.) To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice.

Glide (v. i.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.

Glide (n.) The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction.

Glide (n.) A transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (

Gliden () p. p. of Glide.

Glider (n.) One who, or that which, glides.

Glidingly (adv.) In a gliding manner.

Gliff (n.) A transient glance; an unexpected view of something that startles one; a sudden fear.

Gliff (n.) A moment: as, for a gliff.

Glike (n.) A sneer; a flout.

Glim (n.) Brightness; splendor.

Glim (n.) A light or candle.

Glimmered (imp. & p. p.) of Glimmer

Glimmering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glimmer

Glimmer (v. i.) To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.

Glimmer (n.) A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.

Glimmer (n.) Mica. See Mica.

Glimmering (n.) Faint, unsteady light; a glimmer.

Glimmering (n.) A faint view or idea; a glimpse; an inkling.

Glimpse (n.) A sudden flash; transient luster.

Glimpse (n.) A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight.

Glimpse (n.) A faint idea; an inkling.

Glimpsed (imp. & p. p.) of Glimpse

Glimpsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glimpse

Glimpse (v. i.) to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses.

Glimpse (v. t.) To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.

Glint (n.) A glimpse, glance, or gleam.

Glinted (imp. & p. p.) of Glint

Glinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glint

Glint (v. i.) To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.

Glint (v. t.) To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.

Glioma (n.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.

Glires (n. pl.) An order of mammals; the Rodentia.

Glissade (n.) A sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps.

Glissando (n. & a.) A gliding effect; gliding.

Glissette (n.) The locus described by any point attached to a curve that slips continuously on another fixed curve, the movable curve having no rotation at any instant.

Glist (n.) Glimmer; mica.

Glistened (imp. & p. p.) of Glisten

Glistening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glisten

Glisten (v. i.) To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating light; to gleam; as, the glistening stars.

Glistered (imp. & p. p.) of Glister

Glistering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glister

Glister (v. i.) To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter.

Glister (n.) Glitter; luster.

Glisteringly (adv.) In a glistering manner.

Glittered (imp. & p. p.) of Glitter

Glittering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glitter

Glitter (v. i.) To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.

Glitter (v. i.) To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.

Glitter (n.) A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.

Glitterand (a.) Glittering.

Glitteringly (adv.) In a glittering manner.

Gloam (v. i.) To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky.

Gloam (v. i.) To be sullen or morose.

Gloam (n.) The twilight; gloaming.

Gloaming (n.) Twilight; dusk; the fall of the evening.

Gloaming (n.) Sullenness; melancholy.

Gloar (v. i.) To squint; to stare.

Gloated (imp. & p. p.) of Gloat

Gloating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gloat

Gloat (v. i.) To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; -- usually in a bad sense, to gaze with malignant satisfaction, passionate desire, lust, or avarice.

Globard (n.) A glowworm.

Globate (a.) Alt. of Globated

Globated (a.) Having the form of a globe; spherical.

Globe (n.) A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.

Globe (n.) Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.

Globe (n.) The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article.

Globe (n.) A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also artificial globe.

Globe (n.) A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square.

Globed (imp. & p. p.) of Globe

Globing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Globe

Globe (v. t.) To gather or form into a globe.

Globefish (n.) A plectognath fish of the genera Diodon, Tetrodon, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also porcupine fish, and sea hedgehog. See Diodon.

Globeflower (n.) A plant of the genus Trollius (T. Europaeus), found in the mountainous parts of Europe, and producing handsome globe-shaped flowers.

Globeflower (n.) The American plant Trollius laxus.

Globe-shaped (a.) Shaped like a globe.

Globiferous (a.) Having a round or globular tip.

Globigerin/ (pl. ) of Globigerina

Globigerina (n.) A genus of small Foraminifera, which live abundantly at or near the surface of the sea. Their dead shells, falling to the bottom, make up a large part of the soft mud, generally found in depths below 3,000 feet, and called globigerina ooze. See Illust. of Foraminifera.

Globose (a.) Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical.

Globosely (adv.) In a globular manner; globularly.

Globosity (n.) Sphericity.

Globous (a.) Spherical.

Globular (a.) Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms.

Globularity (n.) The state of being globular; globosity; sphericity.

Globularly (adv.) Spherically.

Globularness (n.) Sphericity; globosity.

Globule (n.) A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical form.

Globule (n.) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc.

Globule (n.) A little pill or pellet used by homeopathists.

Globulet (n.) A little globule.

Globuliferous (a.) Bearing globules; in geology, used of rocks, and denoting a variety of concretionary structure, where the concretions are isolated globules and evenly distributed through the texture of the rock.

Globulimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the number of red blood corpuscles in the blood.

Globulin (n.) An albuminous body, insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute solutions of salt. It is present in the red blood corpuscles united with haematin to form haemoglobin. It is also found in the crystalline lens of the eye, and in blood serum, and is sometimes called crystallin. In the plural the word is applied to a group of proteid substances such as vitellin, myosin, fibrinogen, etc., all insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute salt solutions.

Globulite (n.) A rudimentary form of crystallite, spherical in shape.

Globulous (a.) Globular; spherical; orbicular.

Globy (a.) Resembling, or pertaining to, a globe; round; orbicular.

Glochidiate (a.) Having barbs; as, glochidiate bristles.

Glochidia (pl. ) of Glochidium

Glochidium (n.) The larva or young of the mussel, formerly thought to be a parasite upon the parent's gills.

Glode () imp. of Glide.

Glombe (v. i.) Alt. of Glome

Glome (v. i.) To gloom; to look gloomy, morose, or sullen.

Glome (n.) Gloom.

Glome (n.) One of the two prominences at the posterior extremity of the frog of the horse's foot.

Glomerate (a.) Gathered together in a roundish mass or dense cluster; conglomerate.

Glomerated (imp. & p. p.) of Glomerate

Glomerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glomerate

Glomerate (v. t. & i.) To gather or wind into a ball; to collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads.

Glomeration (n.) The act of forming or gathering into a ball or round mass; the state of being gathered into a ball; conglomeration.

Glomeration (n.) That which is formed into a ball; a ball.

Glomerous (a.) Gathered or formed into a ball or round mass.

Glomerule (n.) A head or dense cluster of flowers, formed by condensation of a cyme, as in the flowering dogwood.

Glomerule (n.) A glomerulus.

Glomeruli (pl. ) of Glomerulus

Glomerulus (n.) The bunch of looped capillary blood vessels in a Malpighian capsule of the kidney.

Glomuliferous (a.) Having small clusters of minutely branched coral-like excrescences.

Glonoin (n.) Alt. of Glonoine

Glonoine (n.) Same as Nitroglycerin; -- called also oil of glonoin.

Glonoine (n.) A dilute solution of nitroglycerin used as a neurotic.

Gloom (n.) Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.

Gloom (n.) A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.

Gloom (n.) Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.

Gloom (n.) In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.

Gloomed (imp. & p. p.) of Gloom

Glooming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gloom

Gloom (v. i.) To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

Gloom (v. i.) To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.

Gloom (v. t.) To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.

Gloom (v. t.) To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.

Gloomily (adv.) In a gloomy manner.

Gloominess (n.) State of being gloomy.

Glooming (n.) Twilight (of morning or evening); the gloaming.

Gloomth (n.) Gloom.

Gloomy (superl.) Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy.

Gloomy (superl.) Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.

Gloppen (v. t. & i.) To surprise or astonish; to be startled or astonished.

Glore (v. i.) To glare; to glower.

Gloria (n.) A doxology (beginning Gloria Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches.

Gloria (n.) A portion of the Mass (Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used.

Gloria (n.) The musical setting of a gloria.

Gloriation (n.) Boast; a triumphing.

Gloried (a.) Illustrious; honorable; noble.

Glorification (n.) The act of glorifyng or of giving glory to.

Glorification (n.) The state of being glorifed; as, the glorification of Christ after his resurrection.

Glorified (imp. & p. p.) of Glorify

Glorifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glorify

Glorify (v. t.) To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.

Glorify (v. t.) To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to asknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore.

Gloriole (n.) An aureole.

Gloriosa (n.) A genus of climbing plants with very showy lilylike blossoms, natives of India.

Glorioser (n.) A boaster.

Glorioso (n.) A boaster.

Glorious (n.) Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.

Glorious (n.) Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.

Glorious (n.) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

Glory (n.) Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown.

Glory (n.) That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor.

Glory (n.) Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.

Glory (n.) The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven.

Glory (n.) An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.

Gloried (imp. & p. p.) of Glory

Glorying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glory

Glory (n.) To exult with joy; to rejoice.

Glory (n.) To boast; to be proud.

Glose (n. & v.) See Gloze.

Gloser (n.) See Glosser.

Gloss (n.) Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss.

Gloss (n.) A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.

Glossed (imp. & p. p.) of Gloss

Glossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gloss

Gloss (v. t.) To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.

Gloss (n.) A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.

Gloss (n.) An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary.

Gloss (n.) A false or specious explanation.

Gloss (v. t.) To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.

Gloss (v. t.) To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.

Gloss (v. i.) To make comments; to comment; to explain.

Gloss (v. i.) To make sly remarks, or insinuations.

Gloss/ (pl. ) of Glossa

Glossa (n.) The tongue, or lingua, of an insect. See Hymenoptera.

Glossal (a.) Of or pertaining to the tongue; lingual.

Glossanthrax (n.) A disease of horses and cattle accompanied by carbuncles in the mouth and on the tongue.

Glossarial (a.) Of or pertaining to glosses or to a glossary; containing a glossary.

Glossarially (adv.) In the manner of a glossary.

Glossarist (n.) A writer of glosses or of a glossary; a commentator; a scholiast.

Gossaries (pl. ) of Glossary

Glossary (n.) A collection of glosses or explanations of words and passages of a work or author; a partial dictionary of a work, an author, a dialect, art, or science, explaining archaic, technical, or other uncommon words.

Glossata (n. pl.) The Lepidoptera.

Glossator (n.) A writer of glosses or comments; a commentator.

Glosser (n.) A polisher; one who gives a luster.

Glosser (n.) A writer of glosses; a scholiast; a commentator.

Glossic (n.) A system of phonetic spelling based upon the present values of English letters, but invariably using one symbol to represent one sound only.

Glossily (adv.) In a glossy manner.

Glossiness (n.) The condition or quality of being glossy; the luster or brightness of a smooth surface.

Glossist (n.) A writer of comments.

Glossitis (n.) Inflammation of the tongue.

Glossly (adv.) Like gloss; specious.

Glossocomon (n.) A kind of hoisting winch.

Glossoepiglottic (a.) Pertaining to both tongue and epiglottis; as, glossoepiglottic folds.

Glossographer (n.) A writer of a glossary; a commentator; a scholiast.

Glossographical (a.) Of or pertaining to glossography.

Glossography (n.) The writing of glossaries, glosses, or comments for illustrating an author.

Glossohyal (a.) Pertaining to both the hyoidean arch and the tongue; -- applied to the anterior segment of the hyoidean arch in many fishes. -- n. The glossohyal bone or cartilage; lingual bone; entoglossal bone.

Glossolalia (n.) Alt. of Glossolaly

Glossolaly (n.) The gift of tongues. Farrar.

Glossological (a.) Of or pertaining to glossology.

Glassologist (n.) One who defines and explains terms; one who is versed in glossology.

Glossology (n.) The definition and explanation of terms; a glossary.

Glossology (n.) The science of language; comparative philology; linguistics; glottology.

Glossopharyngeal (a.) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; -- applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. -- n. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.

Glossy (superl.) Smooth and shining; reflecting luster from a smooth surface; highly polished; lustrous; as, glossy silk; a glossy surface.

Glossy (superl.) Smooth; specious; plausible; as, glossy deceit.

Glost oven () An oven in which glazed pottery is fired; -- also called glaze kiln, or glaze.

Glottal (a.) Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic.

Glottic (a.) Alt. of Glottidean

Glottidean (a.) Of or pertaining to the glottis; glottal.

Glottis (n.) The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See Larynx.

Glottological (a.) Of or pertaining to glottology.

Glottologist (n.) A linguist; a philologist.

Glottology (n.) The science of tongues or languages; comparative philology; glossology.

Glout (v. i.) To pout; to look sullen.

Glout (v. t.) To view attentively; to gloat on; to stare at.

Glove (n.) A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.

Glove (n.) A boxing glove.

Gloved (imp. & p. p.) of Glove

Gloving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glove

Glove (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a glove.

Glover (n.) One whose trade it is to make or sell gloves.

Glowed (imp. & p. p.) of Glow

Glowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glow

Glow (v. i.) To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent.

Glow (v. i.) To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc.

Glow (v. i.) To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.

Glow (v. i.) To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism.

Glow (v. t.) To make hot; to flush.

Glow (n.) White or red heat; incandscence.

Glow (n.) Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks.

Glow (n.) Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor.

Glow (n.) Heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc.

Glowbard (n.) The glowworm.

Glowered (imp. & p. p.) of Glower

Glowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glower

Glower (v. i.) to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl.

Glowingly (adv.) In a glowing manner; with ardent heat or passion.

Glowlamp (n.) An aphlogistic lamp. See Aphlogistic.

Glowlamp (n.) An incandescent lamp. See Incandescent, a.

Glowworm (n.) A coleopterous insect of the genus Lampyris; esp., the wingless females and larvae of the two European species (L. noctiluca, and L. splendidula), which emit light from some of the abdominal segments.

Gloxinia (n.) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; -- named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist.

Glozed (imp. & p. p.) of Gloze

Glozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gloze

Gloze (v. i.) To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly.

Gloze (v. i.) To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret.

Gloze (v. t.) To smooth over; to palliate.

Gloze (n.) Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.

Gloze (n.) Specious show; gloss.

Glozer (n.) A flatterer.

Glucic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, sugar; as, glucic acid.

Glucina (n.) A white or gray tasteless powder, the oxide of the element glucinum; -- formerly called glucine.

Glucinic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, glucinum; as, glucinic oxide.

Glucinum (n.) A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state, but is always combined, usually with silica or alumina, or both; as in the minerals phenacite, chrysoberyl, beryl or emerald, euclase, and danalite. It was named from its oxide glucina, which was known long before the element was isolated. Symbol Gl. Atomic weight 9.1. Called also beryllium.

Glucogen (n.) See Glycogen.

Glucogenesis (n.) Glycogenesis.

Gluconic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glucose.

Glucose (n.) A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.

Glucose (n.) Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

Glucose (n.) The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

Glucoside (n.) One of a large series of amorphous or crystalline substances, occurring very widely distributed in plants, rarely in animals, and regarded as influental agents in the formation and disposition of the sugars. They are frequently of a bitter taste, but, by the action of ferments, or of dilute acids and alkalies, always break down into some characteristic substance (acid, aldehyde, alcohol, phenole, or alkaloid) and glucose (or some other sugar); hence the name. They are of the nature of complex and compound ethers, and ethereal salts of the sugar carbohydrates.

Glucosuria (n.) A condition in which glucose is discharged in the urine; diabetes mellitus.

Glue (n.) A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.

Glued (imp. & p. p.) of Glue

Gluing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glue

Glue (n.) To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.

Gluepot (n.) A utensil for melting glue, consisting of an inner pot holding the glue, immersed in an outer one containing water which is heated to soften the glue.

Gluer (n.) One who cements with glue.

Gluey (a.) Viscous; glutinous; of the nature of, or like, glue.

Glueyness (n.) Viscidity.

Gluish (a.) Somewhat gluey.

Glum (n.) Sullenness.

Glum (a.) Moody; silent; sullen.

Glum (v. i.) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.

Glumaceous (a.) Having glumes; consisting of glumes.

Glumal (a.) Characterized by a glume, or having the nature of a glume.

Glume (n.) The bracteal covering of the flowers or seeds of grain and grasses; esp., an outer husk or bract of a spikelt.

Glumella (n.) Alt. of Glumelle

Glumelle (n.) One of the pelets or inner chaffy scales of the flowers or spikelets of grasses.

Glumly (adv.) In a glum manner; sullenly; moodily.

Glummy (a.) dark; gloomy; dismal.

Glumness (n.) Moodiness; sullenness.

Glump (v. i.) To manifest sullenness; to sulk.

Glumpy (a.) Glum; sullen; sulky.

Glunch (a.) Frowning; sulky; sullen.

Glunch (n.) A sullen, angry look; a look of disdain or dislike.

Glutted (imp. & p. p.) of Glut

Glutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glut

Glut (v. t.) To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.

Glut (v. t.) To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.

Glut (v. i.) To eat gluttonously or to satiety.

Glut (n.) That which is swallowed.

Glut (n.) Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut of the market.

Glut (n.) Something that fills up an opening; a clog.

Glut (n.) A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.

Glut (n.) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.

Glut (n.) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.

Glut (n.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin.

Glut (n.) A block used for a fulcrum.

Glut (n.) The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.

Glutaconic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, an acid intermediate between glutaric and aconitic acids.

Glutaeus (n.) The great muscle of the buttock in man and most mammals, and the corresponding muscle in many lower animals.

Glutamic (a.) Of or pertaining to gluten.

Glutaric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid so called; as, glutaric ethers.

Glutazine (n.) A nitrogenous substance, forming a heavy, sandy powder, white or nearly so. It is a derivative of pyridine.

Gluteal (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the glutaeus.

Gluten (n.) The viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to dough.

Gluteus (n.) Same as Glut/us.

Glutin (n.) Same as Gliadin.

Glutin (n.) Sometimes synonymous with Gelatin.

Glutinated (imp. & p. p.) of Glutinate

Glutinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glutinate

Glutinate (v. t.) To unite with glue; to cement; to stick together.

Glutination (n.) The act of uniting with glue; sticking together.

Glutinative (a.) Having the quality of cementing; tenacious; viscous; glutinous.

Glutinosity (n.) The quality of being glutinous; viscousness.

Glutinous (a.) Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey.

Glutinous (a.) Havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface, as a leaf or gland.

Glutinousness (n.) The quality of being glutinous.

Glutton (n.) One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.

Glutton (n.) Fig.: One who gluts himself.

Glutton (n.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo luscus), of the family Mustelidae, about the size of a large badger. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name; the wolverene. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.

Glutton (a.) Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.

Glutton (v. t. & i.) To glut; to eat voraciously.

Gluttonish (a.) Gluttonous; greedy.

Gluttonized (imp. & p. p.) of Gluttonize

Gluttonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gluttonize

Gluttonize (v. i.) To eat to excess; to eat voraciously; to gormandize.

Gluttonous (a.) Given to gluttony; eating to excess; indulging the appetite; voracious; as, a gluttonous age.

Gluttonies (pl. ) of Gluttony

Gluttony (n.) Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity.

Glycerate (n.) A salt of glyceric acid.

Glyceric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycerin.

Glyceride (n.) A compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced artificially.

Glycerin (n.) Alt. of Glycerine

Glycerine (n.) An oily, viscous liquid, C3H5(OH)3, colorless and odorless, and with a hot, sweetish taste, existing in the natural fats and oils as the base, combined with various acids, as oleic, margaric, stearic, and palmitic. It is a triatomic alcohol, and hence is also called glycerol. See Note under Gelatin.

Glycerite (n.) A medicinal preparation made by mixing or dissolving a substance in glycerin.

Glycerol (n.) Same as Glycerin.

Clycerole (n.) Same as Glycerite.

Glyceryl (n.) A compound radical, C3H5, regarded as the essential radical of glycerin. It is metameric with allyl. Called also propenyl.

Glycide (n.) A colorless liquid, obtained from certain derivatives of glycerin, and regarded as a partially dehydrated glycerin; -- called also glycidic alcohol.

Glycidic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycide; as, glycidic acid.

Glycin (n.) Same as Glycocoll.

Glycocholate (n.) A salt of glycocholic acid; as, sodium glycocholate.

Glycocholic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, glycocoll and cholic acid.

Glycocin (n.) Same as Glycocoll.

Glycocoll (n.) A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, with a sweet taste, formed from hippuric acid by boiling with hydrochloric acid, and present in bile united with cholic acid. It is also formed from gelatin by decomposition with acids. Chemically, it is amido-acetic acid. Called also glycin, and glycocin.

Glycogen (n.) A white, amorphous, tasteless substance resembling starch, soluble in water to an opalescent fluid. It is found abundantly in the liver of most animals, and in small quantity in other organs and tissues, particularly in the embryo. It is quickly changed into sugar when boiled with dilute sulphuric or hydrochloric acid, and also by the action of amylolytic ferments.

Glycogenic (a.) Pertaining to, or caused by, glycogen; as, the glycogenic function of the liver.

Glycogeny (n.) Alt. of Glycogenesis

Glycogenesis (n.) The production or formation of sugar from gycogen, as in the liver.

Glycol (n.) A thick, colorless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds. It is a diacid alcohol, intermediate between ordinary ethyl alcohol and glycerin.

Glycol (n.) Any one of the large class of diacid alcohols, of which glycol proper is the type.

Glycolic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycol; as, glycolic ether; glycolic acid.

Glycolide (n.) A white amorphous powder, C4H4O, obtained by heating and dehydrating glycolic acid.

Glycoluric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, glycol and urea; as, glycoluric acid, which is called also hydantoic acid.

Glycoluril (n.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance, obtained by the reduction of allantoin.

Glycolyl (n.) A divalent, compound radical, CO.CH2, regarded as the essential radical of glycolic acid, and a large series of related compounds.

Glyconian (a. & n.) Glyconic.

Glyconic (a.) Consisting of a spondee, a choriamb, and a pyrrhic; -- applied to a kind of verse in Greek and Latin poetry.

Glyconic (n.) A glyconic verse.

Glyconin (n.) An emulsion of glycerin and the yolk of eggs, used as an ointment, as a vehicle for medicines, etc.

Glycosine (n.) An organic base, C6H6N4, produced artificially as a white, crystalline powder, by the action of ammonia on glyoxal.

Glycosuria (n.) Same as Glucosuria.

Glycyrrhiza (n.) A genus of papilionaceous herbaceous plants, one species of which (G. glabra), is the licorice plant, the roots of which have a bittersweet mucilaginous taste.

Glycyrrhiza (n.) The root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice root), used as a demulcent, etc.

Glycyrrhizimic (a.) From, or pertaining to, glycyrrhizin; as, glycyrrhizimic acid.

Glycyrrhizin (n.) A glucoside found in licorice root (Glycyrrhiza), in monesia bark (Chrysophyllum), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a bittersweet taste.

Glyn (n.) Alt. of Glynne

Glynne (n.) A glen. See Glen. [Obs. singly, but occurring often in locative names in Ireland, as Glen does in Scotland.]

Glyoxal (n.) A white, amorphous, deliquescent powder, (CO.H)2, obtained by the partial oxidation of glycol. It is a double aldehyde, between glycol and oxalic acid.

Glyoxalic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an aldehyde acid, intermediate between glycol and oxalic acid.

Glyoxaline (n.) A white, crystalline, organic base, C3H4N2, produced by the action of ammonia on glyoxal, and forming the origin of a large class of derivatives hence, any one of the series of which glyoxaline is a type; -- called also oxaline.

Glyoxime (n.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance, produced by the action of hydroxylamine on glyoxal, and belonging to the class of oximes; also, any one of a group of substances resembling glyoxime proper, and of which it is a type. See Oxime.

Glyph (n.) A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See Triglyph.

Glyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to sculpture or carving of any sort, esp. to glyphs.

Glyphograph (n.) A plate made by glyphography, or an impression taken from such a plate.

Glyphographic (a.) Of or pertaining to glyphography.

Glyphography (n.) A process similar to etching, in which, by means of voltaic electricity, a raised copy of a drawing is made, so that it can be used to print from.

Glyptic (a.) Of or pertaining to gem engraving.

Glyptic (a.) Figured; marked as with figures.

Glyptics (n.) The art of engraving on precious stones.

Glyptodon (n.) An extinct South American quaternary mammal, allied to the armadillos. It was as large as an ox, was covered with tessellated scales, and had fluted teeth.

Glyptodont (n.) One of a family (Glyptodontidae) of extinct South American edentates, of which Glyptodon is the type. About twenty species are known.

Glyptographic (a.) Relating to glyptography, or the art of engraving on precious stones.

Glyptography (n.) The art or process of engraving on precious stones.

Glyptotheca (n.) A building or room devoted to works of sculpture.

Glyster (n.) Same as Clyster.

Il- () A form of the prefix in-, not, and in-, among. See In-.

Ile (n.) Ear of corn.

Ile (n.) An aisle.

Ile (n.) An isle.

Ileac (a.) Pertaining to the ileum.

Ileac (a.) See Iliac, 1.

Ileocaecal (a.) Pertaining to the ileum and caecum.

Ileocolic (a.) Pertaining to the ileum and colon; as, the ileocolic, or ileocaecal, valve, a valve where the ileum opens into the large intestine.

Ileum (n.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.

Ileum (n.) See Ilium.

Ileus (n.) A morbid condition due to intestinal obstruction. It is characterized by complete constipation, with griping pains in the abdomen, which is greatly distended, and in the later stages by vomiting of fecal matter. Called also ileac, / iliac, passion.

Ilex (n.) The holm oak (Quercus Ilex).

Ilex (n.) A genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, including the common holly.

Iliac (a.) Pertaining to ancient Ilium, or Troy.

Iliac (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ilium, or dorsal bone of the pelvis; as, the iliac artery.

Iliac (a.) See Ileac, 1.

Iliacal (a.) Iliac.

liad (n.) A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on the destruction of Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.

Ilial (a.) Pertaining to the ilium; iliac.

Iliche (adv.) Alike.

Ilicic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the holly (Ilex), and allied plants; as, ilicic acid.

Ilicin (n.) The bitter principle of the holly.

Ilio- () A combining form used in anatomy to denote connection with, or relation to, the ilium; as, ilio-femoral, ilio-lumbar, ilio-psoas, etc.

Iliofemoral (a.) Pertaining to the ilium and femur; as, iliofemoral ligaments.

Iliolumbar (a.) Pertaining to the iliac and lumbar regions; as, the iliolumbar artery.

Iliopsoas (n.) The great flexor muscle of the hip joint, divisible into two parts, the iliac and great psoas, -- often regarded as distinct muscles.

Ilium (n.) The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate.

Ilixanthin (n.) A yellow dye obtained from the leaves of the holly.

Ilk (a.) Same; each; every.

Ilke (a.) Same.

Ilkon (pron.) Alt. of Ilkoon

Ilkoon (pron.) Each one; every one.

Ill (a.) Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.

Ill (a.) Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.

Ill (a.) Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.

Ill (a.) Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.

Ill (n.) Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.

Ill (n.) Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.

Ill (adv.) In a ill manner; badly; weakly.

I' ll () Contraction for I will or I shall.

Illabile (a.) Incapable of falling or erring; infalliable.

Illacerable (a.) Not lacerable; incapable of being torn or rent.

Illacrymable (a.) Incapable of weeping.

Illapsable (a.) Incapable of slipping, or of error.

Illapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Illapse

Illapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illapse

Illapse (v. i.) To fall or glide; to pass; -- usually followed by into.

Illapse (v. i.) A gliding in; an immisson or entrance of one thing into another; also, a sudden descent or attack.

Illaqueable (a.) Capable of being insnared or entrapped.

Illaqueated (imp. & p. p.) of Illaqueate

Illaqueating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illaqueate

Illaqueate (v. t.) To insnare; to entrap; to entangle; to catch.

Illaqueation (n.) The act of catching or insnaring.

Illaqueation (n.) A snare; a trap.

Illation (n.) The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.

Illative (a.) Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc.

Illative (n.) An illative particle, as for, because.

Illatively (adv.) By inference; as an illative; in an illative manner.

Illaudable (a.) Not laudable; not praise-worthy; worthy of censure or disapprobation.

Ill-boding (a.) Boding evil; inauspicious; ill-omened.

Ill-bred (a.) Badly educated or brought up; impolite; incivil; rude. See Note under Ill, adv.

Illecebration (n.) Allurement.

Illecebrous (a.) Alluring; attractive; enticing.

Illegal (a.) Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love.

Illegalities (pl. ) of Illegality

Illegality (n.) The quality or condition of being illegal; unlawfulness; as, the illegality of trespass or of false imprisonment; also, an illegal act.

Illegalized (imp. & p. p.) of Illegalize

Illegalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illegalize

Illegalize (v. t.) To make or declare illegal or unlawful.

Illegally (adv.) In a illegal manner; unlawfully.

Illegalness (n.) Illegality, unlawfulness.

Illegibility (n.) The state or quality of being illegible.

Illegible (a.) Incapable of being read; not legible; as, illegible handwriting; an illegible inscription.

Illegitimacy (n.) The state of being illegitimate.

Illegitimate (a.) Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper.

Illegitimate (a.) Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child.

Illegitimate (a.) Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference.

Illegitimate (a.) Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word.

Illegitimated (imp. & p. p.) of Illegitimate

Illegitimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illegitimate

Illegitimate (v. t.) To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.

Illegitimately (adv.) In a illegitimate manner; unlawfully.

Illegitimation (n.) The act of illegitimating; bastardizing.

Illegitimation (n.) The state of being illegitimate; illegitimacy.

Illegitimatize (v. t.) To render illegitimate; to bastardize.

Illesive (a.) Not injurious; harmless.

Illeviable (a.) Not leviable; incapable of being imposed, or collected.

Ill-favored (a.) Wanting beauty or attractiveness; deformed; ugly; ill-looking.

Illiberal (a.) Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid.

Illiberal (a.) Indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like; ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous.

Illiberal (a.) Not well authorized or elegant; as, illiberal words in Latin.

Illiberalism (n.) Illiberality.

Illiberality (n.) The state or quality of being illiberal; narrowness of mind; meanness; niggardliness.

Illiberalized (imp. & p. p.) of Illiberalize

Illiberalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illiberalize

Illiberalize (v. t.) To make illiberal.

Illiberally (adv.) In a illiberal manner, ungenerously; uncharitably; parsimoniously.

Illiberalness (n.) The state of being illiberal; illiberality.

Illicit (a.) Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.

Illicitous (a.) Illicit.

Illicium (n.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.

Illighten (v. t.) To enlighten.

Illimitable (a.) Incapable of being limited or bounded; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; as, illimitable space.

Illimitation (n.) State of being illimitable; want of, or freedom from, limitation.

Illimited (a.) Not limited; interminable.

Illinition (n.) A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment.

Illinition (n.) A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.

Illinois (n.sing. & pl.) A tribe of North American Indians, which formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.

Illiquation (n.) The melting or dissolving of one thing into another.

Illish (a.) Somewhat ill.

Illision (n.) The act of dashing or striking against.

Illiteracies (pl. ) of Illiteracy

Illiteracy (n.) The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census.

Illiteracy (n.) An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.

Illiteral (a.) Not literal.

Illiterate (a.) Ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people.

Illiterature (n.) Want of learning; illiteracy.

Ill-judged (a.) Not well judged; unwise.

Ill-lived (a.) Leading a wicked life.

Ill-looking (a.) Having a bad look; threatening; ugly. See Note under Ill, adv.

Ill-mannered (a.) Impolite; rude.

Ill-minded (a.) Ill-disposed.

Ill-natured (a.) Of habitual bad temper; peevish; fractious; cross; crabbed; surly; as, an ill-natured person.

Ill-natured (a.) Dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful.

Ill-natured (a.) Intractable; not yielding to culture.

Illness (n.) The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.

Illness (n.) Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.

Illness (n.) Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.

Ill-nurtured (a.) Ill-bred.

Illocality (n.) Want of locality or place.

Illogical (a.) Ignorant or negligent of the rules of logic or correct reasoning; as, an illogical disputant; contrary of the rules of logic or sound reasoning; as, an illogical inference.

Ill-omened (a.) Having unlucky omens; inauspicious. See Note under Ill, adv.

Ill-starred (a.) Fated to be unfortunate; unlucky; as, an ill-starred man or day.

Ill-tempered (a.) Of bad temper; morose; crabbed; sour; peevish; fretful; quarrelsome.

Ill-tempered (a.) Unhealthy; ill-conditioned.

Ill-timed (a.) Done, attempted, or said, at an unsuitable or unpropitious time.

Illtreat (v. t.) To treat cruelly or improperly; to ill use; to maltreat.

Illuded (imp. & p. p.) of Illude

Illuding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illude

Illude (v. t.) To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes of.

Illumed (imp. & p. p.) of Illume

Illuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illume

Illume (v. t.) To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.

Illuminable (a.) Capable of being illuminated.

Illuminant (n.) That which illuminates or affords light; as, gas and petroleum are illuminants.

Illuminary (a.) Illuminative.

Illuminated (imp. & p. p.) of Illuminate

Illuminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illuminate

Illuminate (v. t.) To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.

Illuminate (v. t.) To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.

Illuminate (v. t.) To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.

Illuminate (v. t.) To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty.

Illuminate (v. i.) To light up in token or rejoicing.

Illuminate (a.) Enlightened.

Illuminate (n.) One who enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge.

Illuminati (v. t.) Literally, those who are enlightened

Illuminati (v. t.) Persons in the early church who had received baptism; in which ceremony a lighted taper was given them, as a symbol of the spiritual illumination they has received by that sacrament.

Illuminati (v. t.) Members of a sect which sprung up in Spain about the year 1575. Their principal doctrine was, that, by means of prayer, they had attained to so perfect a state as to have no need of ordinances, sacraments, good works, etc.; -- called also Alumbrados, Perfectibilists, etc.

Illuminati (v. t.) Members of certain associations in Modern Europe, who combined to promote social reforms, by which they expected to raise men and society to perfection, esp. of one originated in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, which spread rapidly for a time, but ceased after a few years.

Illuminati (v. t.) An obscure sect of French Familists;

Illuminati (v. t.) The Hesychasts, Mystics, and Quietists;

Illuminati (v. t.) The Rosicrucians.

Illuminati (v. t.) Any persons who profess special spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.

Illuminating (a.) Giving or producing light; used for illumination.

Illumination (n.) The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.

Illumination (n.) Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.

Illumination (n.) Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.

Illumination (v. t.) That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.

Illumination (v. t.) That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.

Illumination (v. t.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.

Illuminatism (n.) Illuminism.

Illuminative (a.) Tending to illuminate or illustrate; throwing light; illustrative.

Illuminator (n.) One whose occupation is to adorn books, especially manuscripts, with miniatures, borders, etc. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.

Illuminator (v. t.) A condenser or reflector of light in optical apparatus; also, an illuminant.

Illumine (v. t.) To illuminate; to light up; to adorn.

Illuminee (n.) One of the Illuminati.

Illuminer (n.) One who, or that which, illuminates.

Illuminism (n.) The principles of the Illuminati.

Illuministic (a.) Of or pertaining to illuminism, or the Illuminati.

Illuminized (imp. & p. p.) of Illuminize

Illuminizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illuminize

Illuminize (v. t.) To initiate the doctrines or principles of the Illuminati.

Illuminous (a.) Bright; clear.

Illure (v. t.) To deceive; to entice; to lure.

Ill-used (a.) Misapplied; treated badly.

Illusion (n.) An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.

Illusion (n.) Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour.

Illusion (n.) A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.

Illusion (n.) A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.

Illusionable (a.) Liable to illusion.

Illusionist (n.) One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.

Illusive (a.) Deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false; illusory; unreal.

Illusively (adv.) In a illusive manner; falsely.

Illusiveness (n.) The quality of being illusive; deceptiveness; false show.

Illusory (a.) Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes.

Illustrable (a.) Capable of illustration.

Illustrated (imp. & p. p.) of Illustrate

Illustrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Illustrate

Illustrate (v. t.) To make clear, bright, or luminous.

Illustrate (v. t.) To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.

Illustrate (v. t.) To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.

Illustrate (v. t.) To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.

Illustrate (v. t.) To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.

Illustrate (a.) Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.

Illustration (n.) The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.

Illustration (n.) That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.

Illustration (n.) A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

Illustrative (a.) Tending or designed to illustrate, exemplify, or elucidate.

Illustrative (a.) Making illustrious.

Illustratively (adv.) By way of illustration or elucidation.

Illustrator (n.) One who illustrates.

Illustratory (a.) Serving to illustrate.

Illustrious (a.) Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid.

Illustrious (a.) Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished.

Illustrious (a.) Conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles.

Illustriously (adv.) In a illustrious manner; conspicuously; eminently; famously.

Illustriousness (n.) The state or quality of being eminent; greatness; grandeur; glory; fame.

Illustrous (a.) Without luster.

Illutation (n.) The act or operation of smearing the body with mud, especially with the sediment from mineral springs; a mud bath.

Illuxurious (a.) Not luxurious.

Ill-will () See under Ill, a.

Ill-wisher (n.) One who wishes ill to another; an enemy.

Ilmenite (n.) Titanic iron. See Menaccanite.

Ilmenium (n.) A supposed element claimed to have been discovered by R.Harmann.

Ilvaite (n.) A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.

Klamaths (n. pl.) A collective name for the Indians of several tribes formerly living along the Klamath river, in California and Oregon, but now restricted to a reservation at Klamath Lake; -- called also Clamets and Hamati.

Kleeneboc (n.) (Zool.) An antelope (Cerphalopus pygmaeus), found in South Africa. It is of very small size, being but one foot high at shoulder. It is remarkable for its activity, and for its mild and timid disposition. Called also guevi, and pygmy antelope.

Kleptomania (n.) A propensity to steal, claimed to be irresistible. This does not constitute legal irresponsibility.

Kleptomaniac (n.) A person affected with kleptomania.

Klick (n. & v.) See Click.

Klicket (n.) A small postern or gate in a palisade, for the passage of sallying parties.

Klinkstone (n.) See Clinkstone.

Klinometer (n.) See Clinometer.

Klipdas (n.) Alt. of Klipdachs

Klipdachs (n.) A small mammal (Hyrax Capensis), found in South Africa. It is of about the size of a rabbit, and closely resembles the daman. Called also rock rabbit.

Klipfish (n.) Dried cod, exported from Norway.

Klipspringer (n.) A small, graceful South African antelope (Nanotragus oreotragus), which, like the chamois, springs from one crag to another with great agility; -- called also kainsi.

Kloof (n.) A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end.

Klopemania (n.) See Kleptomania.

Llama (n.) A South American ruminant (Auchenia llama), allied to the camels, but much smaller and without a hump. It is supposed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco. It was formerly much used as a beast of burden in the Andes.

Llandeilo group () A series of strata in the lower Silurian formations of Great Britain; -- so named from Llandeilo in Southern Wales. See Chart of Geology.

Llanero (n.) One of the inhabitants of the llanos of South America.

Llanos (pl. ) of Llano

Llano (n.) An extensive plain with or without vegetation.

Lloyd's (n.) An association of underwriters and others in London, for the collection and diffusion of marine intelligence, the insurance, classification, registration, and certifying of vessels, and the transaction of business of various kinds connected with shipping.

Lloyd's (n.) A part of the Royal Exchange, in London, appropriated to the use of underwriters and insurance brokers; -- called also Lloyd's Rooms.

-ol () A suffix denoting that the substance in the name of which it appears belongs to the series of alcohols or hydroxyl derivatives, as carbinol, glycerol, etc.

Olay (n. pl.) Palm leaves, prepared for being written upon with a style pointed with steel.

Old (n.) Open country.

Old (superl.) Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.

Old (superl.) Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.

Old (superl.) Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.

Old (superl.) Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.

Old (superl.) Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.

Old (superl.) Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.

Old (superl.) Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.

Old (superl.) More than enough; abundant.

Old (superl.) Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach.

Old (superl.) Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.

Old (superl.) Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.

Olden (a.) Old; ancient; as, the olden time.

Olden (v. i.) To grow old; to age.

Old-fashioned (a.) Formed according to old or obsolete fashion or pattern; adhering to old customs or ideas; as, an old-fashioned dress, girl.

Old-gentlemanly (a.) Pertaining to an old gentleman, or like one.

Oldish (a.) Somewhat old.

Old lang syne () See Auld lang syne.

Old-maidish (a.) Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular.

Old-maidism (n.) The condition or characteristics of an old maid.

Oldness (n.) The state or quality of being old; old age.

Oldster (n.) An old person.

Old-womanish (a.) Like an old woman; anile.

Olea (n.) A genus of trees including the olive.

Oleaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Oleaceae), mostly trees and shrubs, of which the olive is the type. It includes also the ash, the lilac, the true jasmine, and fringe tree.

Oleaginous (a.) Having the nature or qualities of oil; oily; unctuous.

Oleaginousness (n.) Oiliness.

Oleamen (n.) A soft ointment prepared from oil.

Oleander (n.) A beautiful evergreen shrub of the Dogbane family, having clusters of fragrant red or white flowers. It is native of the East Indies, but the red variety has become common in the south of Europe. Called also rosebay, rose laurel, and South-sea rose.

Oleandrine (n.) One of several alkaloids found in the leaves of the oleander.

Oleaster (n.) The wild olive tree (Olea Europea, var. sylvestris).

Oleaster (n.) Any species of the genus Elaeagus. See Eleagnus. The small silvery berries of the common species (Elaeagnus hortensis) are called Trebizond dates, and are made into cakes by the Arabs.

Oleate (n.) A salt of oleic acid. Some oleates, as the oleate of mercury, are used in medicine by way of inunction.

Olecranal (a.) Of or pertaining to the olecranon.

Olecranon (n.) The large process at the proximal end of the ulna which projects behind the articulation with the humerus and forms the bony prominence of the elbow.

Olefiant (a.) Forming or producing an oil; specifically, designating a colorless gaseous hydrocarbon called ethylene.

Olefine (n.) Olefiant gas, or ethylene; hence, by extension, any one of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is a type. See Ethylene.

Oleic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, oil; as, oleic acid, an acid of the acrylic acid series found combined with glyceryl in the form of olein in certain animal and vegetable fats and oils, such as sperm oil, olive oil, etc. At low temperatures the acid is crystalline, but melts to an oily liquid above 14/ C.

Oleiferous (a.) Producing oil; as, oleiferous seeds.

Olein (n.) A fat, liquid at ordinary temperatures, but solidifying at temperatures below 0! C., found abundantly in both the animal and vegetable kingdoms (see Palmitin). It dissolves solid fats, especially at 30-40! C. Chemically, olein is a glyceride of oleic acid; and, as three molecules of the acid are united to one molecule of glyceryl to form the fat, it is technically known as triolein. It is also called elain.

Olent (a.) Scented.

Oleograph (n.) The form or figure assumed by a drop of oil when placed upon water or some other liquid with which it does not mix.

Oleograph (n.) A picture produced in oils by a process analogous to that of lithographic printing.

Oleomargarine (n.) A liquid oil made from animal fats (esp. beef fat) by separating the greater portion of the solid fat or stearin, by crystallization. It is mainly a mixture of olein and palmitin with some little stearin.

Oleomargarine (n.) An artificial butter made by churning this oil with more or less milk.

Oleometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight and purity of oil; an elaiometer.

Oleone (n.) An oily liquid, obtained by distillation of calcium oleate, and probably consisting of the ketone of oleic acid.

Oleoptene (n.) See Eleoptene.

Oleoresin (n.) A natural mixture of a terebinthinate oil and a resin.

Oleoresin (n.) A liquid or semiliquid preparation extracted (as from capsicum, cubebs, or ginger) by means of ether, and consisting of fixed or volatile oil holding resin in solution.

Oleose (a.) Alt. of Oleous

Oleous (a.) Oily.

Oleosity (n.) The state or quality of being oily or fat; fatness.

Oleraceous (a.) Pertaining to pot herbs; of the nature or having the qualities of herbs for cookery; esculent.

Olf (n.) The European bullfinch.

Olfaction (n.) The sense by which the impressions made on the olfactory organs by the odorous particles in the atmosphere are perceived.

Olfactive (a.) See Olfactory, a.

Olfactor (n.) A smelling organ; a nose.

Olfactory (a.) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, the sense of smell; as, the olfactory nerves; the olfactory cells.

Olfactories (pl. ) of Olfactory

Olfactory (n.) An olfactory organ; also, the sense of smell; -- usually in the plural.

Oliban (n.) See Olibanum.

Olibanum (n.) The fragrant gum resin of various species of Boswellia; Oriental frankincense.

Olibene (n.) A colorless mobile liquid of a pleasant aromatic odor obtained by the distillation of olibanum, or frankincense, and regarded as a terpene; -- called also conimene.

Olid (a.) Alt. of Olidous

Olidous (a.) Having a strong, disagreeable smell; fetid.

Olifant (n.) An elephant.

Olifant (n.) An ancient horn, made of ivory.

Oligandrous (a.) Having few stamens.

Oliganthous (a.) Having few flowers.

Oligarch (n.) A member of an oligarchy; one of the rulers in an oligarchical government.

Oligarchal (a.) Oligarchic.

Oligarchic (a.) Alt. of Oligarchical

Oligarchical (a.) Of or pertaining to oligarchy, or government by a few.

Oligarchist (n.) An advocate or supporter of oligarchy.

Oligarchies (pl. ) of Oligarchy

Oligarchy (n.) A form of government in which the supreme power is placed in the hands of a few persons; also, those who form the ruling few.

Oligist (a.) Hematite or specular iron ore; -- prob. so called in allusion to its feeble magnetism, as compared with magnetite.

Oligist (a.) Alt. of Oligistic

Oligistic (a.) Of or pertaining to hematite.

Oligo- () A combining form from Gr. /, few, little, small.

Oligocene (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, certain strata which occupy an intermediate position between the Eocene and Miocene periods.

Oligocene (n.) The Oligocene period. See the Chart of Geology.

Oligochaeta (n. pl.) An order of Annelida which includes the earthworms and related species.

Oligochete (a.) Of or pertaining to the Oligochaeta.

Oligoclase (n.) A triclinic soda-lime feldspar. See Feldspar.

Oligomerous (a.) Having few members in each set of organs; as, an oligomerous flower.

Oligomyold (a.) Having few or imperfect syringeal muscles; -- said of some passerine birds (Oligomyodi).

Oligopetalous (a.) Having few petals.

Oligosepalous (a.) Having few sepals.

Oligosiderite (n.) A meteorite characterized by the presence of but a small amount of metallic iron.

Oligospermous (a.) Having few seeds.

Oligotokous (a.) Producing few young.

Olio (n.) A dish of stewed meat of different kinds.

Olio (n.) A mixture; a medley.

Olio (n.) A collection of miscellaneous pieces.

Olitory (a.) Of or pertaining to, or produced in, a kitchen garden; used for kitchen purposes; as, olitory seeds.

Oliva (n.) A genus of polished marine gastropod shells, chiefly tropical, and often beautifully colored.

Olivaceous (a.) Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive-green.

Olivary (a.) Like an olive.

Olivaster (a.) Of the color of the olive; tawny.

Olive (n.) A tree (Olea Europaea) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.

Olive (n.) The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh.

Olive (n.) Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva.

Olive (n.) The oyster catcher.

Olive (n.) The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

Olive (n.) One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.

Olive (n.) An olivary body. See under Olivary.

Olive (n.) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.

Olive (a.) Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

Olived (a.) Decorated or furnished with olive trees.

Olivenite (n.) An olive-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of copper; olive ore.

Oliver (n.) An olive grove.

Oliver (n.) An olive tree.

Oliver (n.) A small tilt hammer, worked by the foot.

Oliverian (n.) An adherent of Oliver Cromwell.

Olivewood (n.) The wood of the olive.

Olivewood (n.) An Australian name given to the hard white wood of certain trees of the genus Elaeodendron, and also to the trees themselves.

Olivil (n.) A white crystalline substance, obtained from an exudation from the olive, and having a bitter-sweet taste and acid proporties.

Olivin (n.) A complex bitter gum, found on the leaves of the olive tree; -- called also olivite.

Olivine (n.) A common name of the yellowish green mineral chrysolite, esp. the variety found in eruptive rocks.

Olivite (n.) See Olivin.

Olla (n.) A pot or jar having a wide mouth; a cinerary urn, especially one of baked clay.

Olla (n.) A dish of stewed meat; an olio; an olla-podrida.

Olla-podrida (n.) A favorite Spanish dish, consisting of a mixture of several kinds of meat chopped fine, and stewed with vegetables.

Olla-podrida (n.) Any incongruous mixture or miscellaneous collection; an olio.

Ology (n.) A colloquial or humorous name for any science or branch of knowledge.

Olpe (n.) Originally, a leather flask or vessel for oils or liquids; afterward, an earthenware vase or pitcher without a spout.

Olusatrum (n.) An umbelliferous plant, the common Alexanders of Western Europe (Smyrnium Olusatrum).

Olympiad (n.) A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Cor/bus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads.

Olympian (a.) Alt. of Olympic

Olympic (a.) Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis.

Olympionic (n.) An ode in honor of a victor in the Olympic games.

Placability (n.) The quality or state of being placable or appeasable; placable disposition.

Placable (a.) Capable of being appeased or pacified; ready or willing to be pacified; willing to forgive or condone.

Placableness (n.) The quality of being placable.

Placard (n.) A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority.

Placard (n.) Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a placard to do something.

Placard (n.) A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster.

Placard (n.) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate.

Placard (n.) A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.

Placarded (imp. & p. p.) of Placard

Placarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Placard

Placard (v. t.) To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city.

Placard (v. t.) To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.

Placate (n.) Same as Placard, 4 & 5.

Placated (imp. & p. p.) of Placate

Placating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Placate

Placate (v. t.) To appease; to pacify; to concilate.

Placation (n.) The act of placating.

Place (n.) Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space.

Place (n.) A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.

Place (n.) A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country.

Place (n.) Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.

Place (n.) Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).

Place (n.) A definite position or passage of a document.

Place (n.) Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.

Place (n.) Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.

Place (n.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.

Placed (imp. & p. p.) of Place

Placing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Place

Place (n.) To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.

Place (n.) To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed.

Place (n.) To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.

Place (n.) To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.

Place (n.) To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.

Placebo (n.) The first antiphon of the vespers for the dead.

Placebo (n.) A prescription intended to humor or satisfy.

Placeful (a.) In the appointed place.

Placeless (a.) Having no place or office.

Placemen (pl. ) of Placeman

Placeman (n.) One who holds or occupies a place; one who has office under government.

Placement (n.) The act of placing, or the state of being placed.

Placement (n.) Position; place.

Placentae (pl. ) of Placenta

Placentas (pl. ) of Placenta

Placenta (n.) The vascular appendage which connects the fetus with the parent, and is cast off in parturition with the afterbirth.

Placenta (n.) The part of a pistil or fruit to which the ovules or seeds are attached.

Placental (a.) Of or pertaining to the placenta; having, or characterized by having, a placenta; as, a placental mammal.

Placental (a.) Of or pertaining to the Placentalia.

Placental (n.) One of the Placentalia.

Placentalia (n. pl.) A division of Mammalia including those that have a placenta, or all the orders above the marsupials.

Placentary (a.) Having reference to the placenta; as, the placentary system of classification.

Placentation (n.) The mode of formation of the placenta in different animals; as, the placentation of mammals.

Placentation (n.) The mode in which the placenta is arranged or composed; as, axile placentation; parietal placentation.

Placentiferous (a.) Having or producing a placenta.

Placentiform (a.) Having the shape of a placenta, or circular thickened disk somewhat thinner about the middle.

Placentious (a.) Pleasing; amiable.

Place-proud (a.) Proud of rank or office.

Placer (n.) One who places or sets.

Placer (n.) A deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable mineral in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain torrent.

Placet (n.) A vote of assent, as of the governing body of a university, of an ecclesiastical council, etc.

Placet (n.) The assent of the civil power to the promulgation of an ecclesiastical ordinance.

Placid (a.) Pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle.

Placidity (n.) The quality or state of being placid; calmness; serenity.

Placidly (adv.) In a placid manner.

Placidness (n.) The quality or state of being placid.

Placit (n.) A decree or determination; a dictum.

Placitory (a.) Of or pertaining to pleas or pleading, in courts of law.

Placita (pl. ) of Placitum

Placitum (n.) A public court or assembly in the Middle Ages, over which the sovereign president when a consultation was held upon affairs of state.

Placitum (n.) A court, or cause in court.

Placitum (n.) A plea; a pleading; a judicial proceeding; a suit.

Plack (n.) A small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, worth less than a cent.

Placket (n.) A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman.

Placket (n.) The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also placket hole.

Placket (n.) A woman's pocket.

Placoderm (n.) One of the Placodermi.

Placodermal (a.) Of or pertaining to the placoderms; like the placoderms.

Placodermata (n. pl.) Same as Placodermi.

Placodermi (n. pl.) An extinct group of fishes, supposed to be ganoids. The body and head were covered with large bony plates. See Illust. under Pterichthys, and Coccosteus.

Placoganoid (a.) Pertaining to the Placoganoidei.

Placoganoidei (n. pl.) A division of ganoid fishes including those that have large external bony plates and a cartilaginous skeleton.

Placoid (a.) Platelike; having irregular, platelike, bony scales, often bearing spines; pertaining to the placoids.

Placoid (n.) Any fish having placoid scales, as the sharks.

Placoid (n.) One of the Placoides.

Placoides (n. pl.) A group of fishes including the sharks and rays; the Elasmobranchii; -- called also Placoidei.

Placoidian (n.) One of the placoids.

Placophora (n. pl.) A division of gastropod Mollusca, including the chitons. The back is covered by eight shelly plates. Called also Polyplacophora. See Illust. under Chiton, and Isopleura.

Plagae (pl. ) of Plaga

Plaga (n.) A stripe of color.

Plagal (a.) Having a scale running from the dominant to its octave; -- said of certain old church modes or tunes, as opposed to those called authentic, which ran from the tonic to its octave.

Plagate (a.) Having plagae, or irregular enlongated color spots.

Plage (n.) A region; country.

Plagiarism (n.) The act or practice of plagiarizing.

Plagiarism (n.) That which plagiarized.

Plagiarist (n.) One who plagiarizes; or purloins the words, writings, or ideas of another, and passes them off as his own; a literary thief; a plagiary.

Plagiarized (imp. & p. p.) of Plagiarize

Plagiarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plagiarize

Plagiarize (v. t.) To steal or purloin from the writings of another; to appropriate without due acknowledgement (the ideas or expressions of another).

Plagiary (v. i.) To commit plagiarism.

Plagiaries (pl. ) of Plagiary

Plagiary (n.) A manstealer; a kidnaper.

Plagiary (n.) One who purloins another's expressions or ideas, and offers them as his own; a plagiarist.

Plagiary (n.) Plagiarism; literary thief.

Plagiary (a.) Kidnaping.

Plagiary (a.) Practicing plagiarism.

Plagihedral (a.) Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals.

Plagiocephalic (a.) Having an oblique lateral deformity of the skull.

Plagiocephaly (n.) Oblique lateral deformity of the skull.

Plagioclase (n.) A general term used of any triclinic feldspar. See the Note under Feldspar.

Plagionite (n.) A sulphide of lead and antimony, of a blackish lead-gray color and metallic luster.

Plagiostomatous (a.) Same as Plagiostomous.

Plagiostome (n.) One of the Plagiostomi.

Plagiostomi (n. pl.) An order of fishes including the sharks and rays; -- called also Plagiostomata.

Plagiostomous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plagiostomi.

Plagiotremata (n. pl.) Same as Lepidosauria.

Plagiotropic (a.) Having the longer axis inclined away from the vertical line.

Plagium (n.) Manstealing; kidnaping.

Plagose (a.) Fond of flogging; as, a plagose master.

Plague (n.) That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation.

Plague (n.) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague.

Plagued (imp. & p. p.) of Plague

Plaguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plague

Plague (v. t.) To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.

Plague (v. t.) Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.

Plagueful (a.) Abounding, or infecting, with plagues; pestilential; as, plagueful exhalations.

Plagueless (a.) Free from plagues or the plague.

Plaguer (n.) One who plagues or annoys.

Plaguily (adv.) In a plaguing manner; vexatiously; extremely.

Plaguy (a.) Vexatious; troublesome; tormenting; as, a plaguy horse. [Colloq.] Also used adverbially; as, "He is so plaguy proud."

Plaice (n.) A European food fish (Pleuronectes platessa), allied to the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or ten pounds or more.

Plaice (n.) A large American flounder (Paralichthys dentatus; called also brail, puckermouth, and summer flounder. The name is sometimes applied to other allied species.

Plaid (n.) A rectangular garment or piece of cloth, usually made of the checkered material called tartan, but sometimes of plain gray, or gray with black stripes. It is worn by both sexes in Scotland.

Plaid (n.) Goods of any quality or material of the pattern of a plaid or tartan; a checkered cloth or pattern.

Plaid (a.) Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another; as, plaid muslin.

Plaided (a.) Of the material of which plaids are made; tartan.

Plaided (a.) Wearing a plaid.

Plaiding (n.) Plaid cloth.

Plain (v. i.) To lament; to bewail; to complain.

Plain (v. t.) To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.

Plain (superl.) Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.

Plain (superl.) Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.

Plain (superl.) Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.

Plain (superl.) Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.

Plain (superl.) Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common.

Plain (superl.) Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank.

Plain (superl.) Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food.

Plain (superl.) Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman.

Plain (superl.) Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.

Plain (superl.) Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.

Plain (adv.) In a plain manner; plainly.

Plain (a.) Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.

Plain (a.) A field of battle.

Plained (imp. & p. p.) of Plain

Plaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plain

Plain (v.) To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.

Plain (v.) To make plain or manifest; to explain.

Plainant (n.) One who makes complaint; the plaintiff.

Plain-dealing (a.) Practicing plain dealing; artless. See Plain dealing, under Dealing.

Plain-hearted (a.) Frank; sincere; artless.

Plaining (n.) Complaint.

Plaining (a.) Complaining.

Plain-laid (a.) Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way; as, a plain-laid rope. See Illust. of Cordage.

Plainly (adv.) In a plain manner; clearly.

Plainness (n.) The quality or state of being plain.

-men (pl. ) of Plainsman

Plainsman (n.) One who lives in the plains.

Plain-spoken (a.) Speaking with plain, unreserved sincerity; also, spoken sincerely; as, plain-spoken words.

Plaint (n.) Audible expression of sorrow; lamentation; complaint; hence, a mournful song; a lament.

Plaint (n.) An accusation or protest on account of an injury.

Plaint (n.) A private memorial tendered to a court, in which a person sets forth his cause of action; the exhibiting of an action in writing.

Plaintful (a.) Containing a plaint; complaining; expressing sorrow with an audible voice.

Plaintiff (n.) One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a remedy for an injury to his rights; -- opposed to defendant.

Plaintiff (a.) See Plaintive.

Plaintive (n.) Repining; complaining; lamenting.

Plaintive (n.) Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad.

Plaintless (a.) Without complaint; unrepining.

Plaisance (n.) See Pleasance.

Plaise (n.) See Plaice.

Plaister (n.) See Plaster.

Plait (n.) A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.

Plait (n.) A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

Plaited (imp. & p. p.) of Plait

Plaiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plait

Plait (v. t.) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.

Plait (v. t.) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

Plaited (a.) Folded; doubled over; braided; figuratively, involved; intricate; artful.

Plaiter (n.) One who, or that which, plaits.

Plan (a.) A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.

Plan (a.) A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.

Plan (a.) A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

Planned (imp. & p. p.) of Plan

Planning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plan

Plan (v. t.) To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.

Plan (v. t.) To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.

Planariae (pl. ) of Planaria

-rias (pl. ) of Planaria

Planaria (n.) Any species of turbellarian worms belonging to Planaria, and many allied genera. The body is usually flat, thin, and smooth. Some species, in warm countries, are terrestrial.

Planarian (n.) One of the Planarida, or Dendrocoela; any turbellarian worm.

Planarida (n. pl.) A division of Turbellaria; the Dendrocoela.

Planarioid (a.) Like the planarians.

Planary (a.) Of or pertaining to a plane.

Planch (n.) A plank.

Planched (imp. & p. p.) of Planch

Planching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Planch

Planch (v. t.) To make or cover with planks or boards; to plank.

Plancher (n.) A floor of wood; also, a plank.

Plancher (n.) The under side of a cornice; a soffit.

Plancher (v. t.) To form of planks.

Planchet (n.) A flat piece of metal; especially, a disk of metal ready to be stamped as a coin.

Planchette (n.) A circumferentor. See Circumferentor.

Planchette (n.) A small tablet of wood supported on casters and having a pencil attached. The characters produced by the pencil on paper, while the hand rests on the instrument and it is allowed to move, are sometimes translated as of oracular or supernatural import.

Planching (n.) The laying of floors in a building; also, a floor of boards or planks.

Plane (n.) Any tree of the genus Platanus.

Plane (a.) Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.

Plane (a.) A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature.

Plane (a.) An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator.

Plane (a.) A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.

Plane (a.) A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc.

Planed (imp. & p. p.) of Plane

Planing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plane

Plane (a.) To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.

Plane (a.) To efface or remove.

Plane (a.) Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.

Plane-parallel (a.) Having opposite surfaces exactly plane and parallel, as a piece of glass.

Planer (n.) One who, or that which, planes; a planing machine; esp., a machine for planing wood or metals.

Planer (n.) A wooden block used for forcing down the type in a form, and making the surface even.

Planer tree () A small-leaved North American tree (Planera aquatica) related to the elm, but having a wingless, nutlike fruit.

Planet (n.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity. It is distinguished from a comet by the absence of a coma, and by having a less eccentric orbit. See Solar system.

Planet (n.) A star, as influencing the fate of a men.

Plane table () See under Plane, a.

Planetarium (n.) An orrery. See Orrery.

Planetary (a.) Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year.

Planetary (a.) Consisting of planets; as, a planetary system.

Planetary (a.) Under the dominion or influence of a planet.

Planetary (a.) Caused by planets.

Planetary (a.) Having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving; wandering.

Planeted (a.) Belonging to planets.

Planetic (a.) Alt. of Planetical

Planetical (a.) Of or pertaining to planets.

Planetoid (n.) A body resembling a planet; an asteroid.

Planetoidal (a.) Pertaining to a planetoid.

Plane tree () Same as 1st Plane.

Planet-stricken (a.) Alt. of Planet-struck

Planet-struck (a.) Affected by the influence of planets; blasted.

Planetule (n.) A little planet.

Plangency (n.) The quality or state of being plangent; a beating sound.

Plangent (a.) Beating; dashing, as a wave.

Plani- (a.) Alt. of Plano-

Plano- (a.) Combining forms signifying flat, level, plane; as planifolious, planimetry, plano-concave.

Planifolious (a.) Flat-leaved.

Planiform (a.) Having a plane surface; as, a planiform, gliding, or arthrodial articulation.

Planimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the area of any plane figure, however irregular, by passing a tracer around the bounding line; a platometer.

Planimetric (a.) Alt. of Planimetrical

Planimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to planimetry.

Planimetry (n.) The mensuration of plane surfaces; -- distinguished from stereometry, or the mensuration of volumes.

Planing () a. & vb. n. fr. Plane, v. t.

Planipennate (a.) Of or pertaining to Planipennia.

Planipennia (n. pl.) A suborder of Neuroptera, including those that have broad, flat wings, as the ant-lion, lacewing, etc. Called also Planipennes.

Planipetalous (a.) Having flat petals.

Planished (imp. & p. p.) of Planish

Planishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Planish

Planish (v.) To make smooth or plane, as a metallic surface; to condense, toughen, and polish by light blows with a hammer.

Planisher (n.) One who, or that which, planishes.

Planishing () a. & vb. n. from Planish, v. t.

Planisphere (n.) The representation of the circles of the sphere upon a plane; especially, a representation of the celestial sphere upon a plane with adjustable circles, or other appendages, for showing the position of the heavens, the time of rising and setting of stars, etc., for any given date or hour.

Planispheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a planisphere.

Plank (n.) A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.

Plank (n.) Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer.

Plank (n.) One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform.

Planked (imp. & p. p.) of Plank

Planking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plank

Plank (v. t.) To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.

Plank (v. t.) To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.

Plank (v. t.) To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.

Plank (v. t.) To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.

Planking (n.) The act of laying planks; also, planks, collectively; a series of planks in place, as the wooden covering of the frame of a vessel.

Planking (n.) The act of splicing slivers. See Plank, v. t., 4.

Plank-sheer (n.) The course of plank laid horizontally over the timberheads of a vessel's frame.

Planless (a.) Having no plan.

Planner (n.) One who plans; a projector.

Plano- () See Plani-.

Planoblast (n.) Any free-swimming gonophore of a hydroid; a hydroid medusa.

Plano-concave (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and concave on the other; as, a plano-concave lens. See Lens.

Plano-conical (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and conical on the other.

Plano-convex (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and convex on the other; as, a plano-convex lens. See Convex, and Lens.

Plano-horizontal (a.) Having a level horizontal surface or position.

Planometer (n.) An instrument for gauging or testing a plane surface. See Surface gauge, under Surface.

Planometry (n.) The art or process of producing or gauging a plane surface.

Plano-orbicular (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and spherical on the other.

Planorbis (n.) Any fresh-water air-breathing mollusk belonging to Planorbis and other allied genera, having shells of a discoidal form.

Plano-subulate (a.) Smooth and awl-shaped. See Subulate.

Plant (n.) A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion, or a series of cellules, or even a single cellule.

Plant (n.) A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

Plant (n.) The sole of the foot.

Plant (n.) The whole machinery and apparatus employed in carrying on a trade or mechanical business; also, sometimes including real estate, and whatever represents investment of capital in the means of carrying on a business, but not including material worked upon or finished products; as, the plant of a foundry, a mill, or a railroad.

Plant (n.) A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.

Plant (n.) An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.

Plant (n.) A young oyster suitable for transplanting.

Planted (imp. & p. p.) of Plant

Planting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plant

Plant (n.) To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.

Plant (n.) To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.

Plant (n.) To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.

Plant (n.) To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.

Plant (n.) To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.

Plant (n.) To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.

Plant (n.) To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's fist in another's face.

Plant (n.) To set up; to install; to instate.

Plant (v. i.) To perform the act of planting.

Plantable (a.) Capable of being planted; fit to be planted.

Plantage (n.) A word used once by Shakespeare to designate plants in general, or anything that is planted.

Plantain (n.) A treelike perennial herb (Musa paradisiaca) of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of the fruits called plantains. See Musa.

Plantain (n.) The fruit of this plant. It is long and somewhat cylindrical, slightly curved, and, when ripe, soft, fleshy, and covered with a thick but tender yellowish skin. The plantain is a staple article of food in most tropical countries, especially when cooked.

Plantain (n.) Any plant of the genus Plantago, but especially the P. major, a low herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in nearly all parts of the world.

Plantal (a.) Belonging to plants; as, plantal life.

Plantar (a.) Of or pertaining to the sole of the foot; as, the plantar arteries.

Plantation (n.) The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.

Plantation (n.) The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece of ground planted with trees or useful plants; esp., in the United States and West Indies, a large estate appropriated to the production of the more important crops, and cultivated by laborers who live on the estate; as, a cotton plantation; a coffee plantation.

Plantation (n.) An original settlement in a new country; a colony.

Plant-cane (n.) A stalk or shoot of sugar cane of the first growth from the cutting. The growth of the second and following years is of inferior quality, and is called rattoon.

Plant-eating (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, plants; as, a plant-eating beetle.

Planted (a.) Fixed in place, as a projecting member wrought on a separate piece of stuff; as, a planted molding.

Planter (n.) One who, or that which, plants or sows; as, a planterof corn; a machine planter.

Planter (n.) One who owns or cultivates a plantation; as, a sugar planter; a coffee planter.

Planter (n.) A colonist in a new or uncultivated territory; as, the first planters in Virginia.

Plantership (n.) The occupation or position of a planter, or the management of a plantation, as in the United States or the West Indies.

Planticle (n.) A young plant, or plant in embryo.

Plantigrada (n. pl.) A subdivision of Carnivora having plantigrade feet. It includes the bears, raccoons, and allied species.

Plantigrade (a.) Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades.

Plantigrade (a.) Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.

Plantigrade (n.) A plantigrade animal, or one that walks or steps on the sole of the foot, as man, and the bears.

Planting (n.) The act or operation of setting in the ground for propagation, as seeds, trees, shrubs, etc.; the forming of plantations, as of trees; the carrying on of plantations, as of sugar, coffee, etc.

Planting (n.) That which is planted; a plantation.

Planting (n.) The laying of the first courses of stone in a foundation.

Plantless (a.) Without plants; barren of vegetation.

Plantlet (n.) A little plant.

Plantocracy (n.) Government by planters; planters, collectively.

Plantule (n.) The embryo which has begun its development in the act of germination.

Planulae (pl. ) of Planula

Planula (n.) In embryonic development, a vesicle filled with fluid, formed from the morula by the divergence of its cells in such a manner as to give rise to a central space, around which the cells arrange themselves as an envelope; an embryonic form intermediate between the morula and gastrula. Sometimes used as synonymous with gastrula.

Planula (n.) The very young, free-swimming larva of the coelenterates. It usually has a flattened oval or oblong form, and is entirely covered with cilia.

Planxty (n.) An Irish or Welsh melody for the harp, sometimes of a mournful character.

Plaque (n.) Any flat, thin piece of metal, clay, ivory, or the like, used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a slab, plate, dish, or the like, hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn on the person, as a brooch.

Plash (v.) A small pool of standing water; a puddle.

Plash (v.) A dash of water; a splash.

Plashed (imp. & p. p.) of Plash

Plashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plash

Plash (v. i.) To dabble in water; to splash.

Plash (v. t.) To splash, as water.

Plash (v. t.) To splash or sprinkle with coloring matter; as, to plash a wall in imitation of granite.

Plashed (imp. & p. p.) of Plash

Plashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plash

Plash (v. t.) To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of; as, to plash a hedge.

Plash (n.) The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.

Plashet (n.) A small pond or pool; a puddle.

Plashing (n.) The cutting or bending and intertwining the branches of small trees, as in hedges.

Plashing (n.) The dashing or sprinkling of coloring matter on the walls of buildings, to imitate granite, etc.

Plashoot (n.) A hedge or fence formed of branches of trees interlaced, or plashed.

Plashy (a.) Watery; abounding with puddles; splashy.

Plashy (a.) Specked, as if plashed with color.

Plasm (n.) A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.

Plasm (n.) Same as Plasma.

Plasma (n.) A variety of quartz, of a color between grass green and leek green, which is found associated with common chalcedony. It was much esteemed by the ancients for making engraved ornaments.

Plasma (n.) The viscous material of an animal or vegetable cell, out of which the various tissues are formed by a process of differentiation; protoplasm.

Plasma (n.) Unorganized material; elementary matter.

Plasma (n.) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.

Plasmatic (a.) Alt. of Plasmatical

Plasmatical (a.) Forming; shaping; molding.

Plasmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to plasma; having the character of plasma; containing, or conveying, plasma.

Plasmation (n.) The act of forming or molding.

Plasmator (n.) A former; a fashioner.

Plasmature (n.) Form; mold.

Plasmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, plasma; plasmatic.

Plasmid (n.) A piece of DNA, usually circular, functioning as part of the genetic material of a cell, not integrated with the chromosome and replicating independently of the chromosome, but transferred, like the chromosome, to subsequent generations. In bacteria, plasmids often carry the genes for antibiotic resistance; they are exploited in genetic engineering as the vehicles for introduction of extraneous DNA into cells, to alter the genetic makeup of the cell. The cells thus altered may produce desirable proteins which are extracted and used; in the case of genetically altered plant cells, the altered cells may grow into complete plants with changed properties, as for example, increased resistance to disease.

Plasmin (n.) A proteid body, separated by some physiologists from blood plasma. It is probably identical with fibrinogen.

Plasmodial (a.) Of or pertaining to, or like, a plasmodium; as, the plasmodial form of a life cycle.

Plasmodia (pl. ) of Plasmodium

Plasmodium (n.) A jellylike mass of free protoplasm, without any union of amoeboid cells, and endowed with life and power of motion.

Plasmodium (n.) A naked mobile mass of protoplasm, formed by the union of several amoebalike young, and constituting one of the stages in the life cycle of Mycetozoa and other low organisms.

Plasmogen (n.) The important living portion of protoplasm, considered a chemical substance of the highest elaboration. Germ plasm and idioplasm are forms of plasmogen.

Plasson (n.) The albuminous material composing the body of a cytode.

Plaster (n.) An external application of a consistency harder than ointment, prepared for use by spreading it on linen, leather, silk, or other material. It is adhesive at the ordinary temperature of the body, and is used, according to its composition, to produce a medicinal effect, to bind parts together, etc.; as, a porous plaster; sticking plaster.

Plaster (n.) A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions of houses. See Mortar.

Plaster (n.) Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings, etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer.

Plastered (imp. & p. p.) of Plaster

Plastering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plaster

Plaster (v. t.) To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.

Plaster (v. t.) To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house.

Plaster (v. t.) Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster.

Plasterer (n.) One who applies plaster or mortar.

Plasterer (n.) One who makes plaster casts.

Plastering (n.) Same as Plaster, n., 2.

Plastering (n.) The act or process of overlaying with plaster.

Plastering (n.) A covering of plaster; plasterwork.

Plasterly (a.) Resembling plaster of Paris.

Plasterwork (n.) Plastering used to finish architectural constructions, exterior or interior, especially that used for the lining of rooms. Ordinarly, mortar is used for the greater part of the work, and pure plaster of Paris for the moldings and ornaments.

Plastery (a.) Of the nature of plaster.

-plastic () A combining form signifying developing, forming, growing; as, heteroplastic, monoplastic, polyplastic.

Plastic (a.) Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator.

Plastic (a.) Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.

Plastic (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if produced by, molding or modeling; -- said of sculpture and the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the graphic arts.

plastic (n.) a substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of plastic are used to produce articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905]

Plastical (a.) See Plastic.

Plastically (adv.) In a plastic manner.

Plasticity (n.) The quality or state of being plastic.

Plasticity (n.) Plastic force.

Plastid (n.) Alt. of Plastide

Plastide (n.) A formative particle of albuminous matter; a monad; a cytode. See the Note under Morphon.

Plastide (n.) One of the many minute granules found in the protoplasm of vegetable cells. They are divided by their colors into three classes, chloroplastids, chromoplastids, and leucoplastids.

Plastidozoa (n. pl.) Same as Protoza.

Plastidule (n.) One of the small particles or organic molecules of protoplasm.

Plastin (n.) A substance associated with nuclein in cell nuclei, and by some considered as the fundamental substance of the nucleus.

Plastography (n.) The art of forming figures in any plastic material.

Plastography (n.) Imitation of handwriting; forgery.

Plastron (n.) A piece of leather stuffed or padded, worn by fencers to protect the breast.

Plastron (n.) An iron breastplate, worn under the hauberk.

Plastron (n.) The ventral shield or shell of tortoises and turtles. See Testudinata.

Plastron (n.) A trimming for the front of a woman's dress, made of a different material, and narrowing from the shoulders to the waist.

-plasty () A combining form denoting the act or process of forming, development, growth; as, autoplasty, perineoplasty.

Platted (imp. & p. p.) of Plat

Platting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plat

Plat (v. t.) To form by interlaying interweaving; to braid; to plait.

Plat (n.) Work done by platting or braiding; a plait.

Plat (n.) A small piece or plot of ground laid out with some design, or for a special use; usually, a portion of flat, even ground.

Plat (v. t.) To lay out in plats or plots, as ground.

Plat (n.) Plain; flat; level.

Plat (adv.) Plainly; flatly; downright.

Plat (adv.) Flatly; smoothly; evenly.

Plat (n.) The flat or broad side of a sword.

Plat (n.) A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram; a map; a chart.

Platan (n.) The plane tree.

Platanist (n.) The soosoo.

Platanus (n.) A genus of trees; the plane tree.

Platband (n.) A border of flowers in a garden, along a wall or a parterre; hence, a border.

Platband (n.) A flat molding, or group of moldings, the width of which much exceeds its projection, as the face of an architrave.

Platband (n.) A list or fillet between the flutings of a column.

Plate (n.) A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate.

Plate (n.) Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.

Plate (n.) Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.

Plate (n.) Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.

Plate (n.) A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.

Plate (n.) A piece of money, usually silver money.

Plate (n.) A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a fashion plate.

Plate (n.) A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.

Plate (n.) That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc.

Plate (n.) A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters.

Plate (n.) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

Plate (n.) A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.

Plate (n.) A prize giving to the winner in a contest.

Plated (imp. & p. p.) of Plate

Plating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plate

Plate (v. t.) To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.

Plate (v. t.) To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.

Plate (v. t.) To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.

Plate (v. t.) To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.

Plate (v. t.) To calender; as, to plate paper.

Plateaux (pl. ) of Plateau

Plateaus (pl. ) of Plateau

Plateau (n.) A flat surface; especially, a broad, level, elevated area of land; a table-land.

Plateau (n.) An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.

Platefuls (pl. ) of Plateful

Plateful (n.) Enough to fill a plate; as much as a plate will hold.

Plate-gilled (a.) Having flat, or leaflike, gills, as the bivalve mollusks.

Platel (n.) A small dish.

Platen (n.) The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.

Platen (n.) Hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the paper rests to receive an impression.

Platen (n.) The movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool; -- also called table.

Plater (n.) One who plates or coats articles with gold or silver; as, a silver plater.

Plater (n.) A machine for calendering paper.

Plateresque (a.) Resembling silver plate; -- said of certain architectural ornaments.

Platetrope (n.) One of a pair of a paired organs.

Platform (n.) A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.

Platform (n.) A place laid out after a model.

Platform (n.) Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place.

Platform (n.) A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform.

Platform (n.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.

Platform (v. t.) To place on a platform.

Platform (v. t.) To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Plathelminth (n.) One of the Platyelminthes.

Plathelminthes (n. pl.) Same as Platyelminthes.

Platin (n.) See Platen.

Platina (n.) Platinum.

Plating (n.) The art or process of covering anything with a plate or plates, or with metal, particularly of overlaying a base or dull metal with a thin plate of precious or bright metal, as by mechanical means or by electro-magnetic deposition.

Plating (n.) A thin coating of metal laid upon another metal.

Plating (n.) A coating or defensive armor of metal (usually steel) plates.

Platinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, platinum; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a higher valence, as contrasted with the platinous compounds; as, platinic chloride (PtCl4).

Platinichloric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid consisting of platinic chloride and hydrochloric acid, and obtained as a brownish red crystalline substance, called platinichloric, or chloroplatinic, acid.

Platiniferous (a.) Yielding platinum; as, platiniferous sand.

Platiniridium (n.) A natural alloy of platinum and iridium occurring in grayish metallic rounded or cubical grains with platinum.

Platinized (imp. & p. p.) of Platinize

Platinizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Platinize

Platinize (v. t.) To cover or combine with platinum.

Platinochloric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid consisting of platinous chloride and hydrochloric acid, called platinochloric, / chloroplatinous, acid.

Platinochloride (n.) A double chloride of platinum and some other metal or radical; a salt of platinochloric acid.

Platinocyanic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid compound of platinous cyanide and hydrocyanic acid. It is obtained as a cinnaber-red crystalline substance.

Platinocyanide (n.) A double cyanide of platinum and some other metal or radical; a salt of platinocyanic acid.

Platinode (n.) A cathode.

Platinoid (a.) Resembling platinum.

Platinoid (n.) An alloy of German silver containing tungsten; -- used for forming electrical resistance coils and standards.

Platinotype (n.) A permanent photographic picture or print in platinum black.

Platinotype (n.) The process by which such pictures are produced.

Platinous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, platinum; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a lower valence, as contrasted with the platinic compounds; as, platinous chloride (PtCl2).

Platinum (n.) A metallic element, intermediate in value between silver and gold, occurring native or alloyed with other metals, also as the platinum arsenide (sperrylite). It is heavy tin-white metal which is ductile and malleable, but very infusible, and characterized by its resistance to strong chemical reagents. It is used for crucibles, for stills for sulphuric acid, rarely for coin, and in the form of foil and wire for many purposes. Specific gravity 21.5. Atomic weight 194.3. Symbol Pt. Formerly called platina.

Platitude (n.) The quality or state of being flat, thin, or insipid; flat commonness; triteness; staleness of ideas of language.

Platitude (n.) A thought or remark which is flat, dull, trite, or weak; a truism; a commonplace.

Platitudinarian (n.) One addicted to uttering platitudes, or stale and insipid truisms.

Platitudinize (v. i.) To utter platitudes or truisms.

Platitudinous (a.) Abounding in platitudes; of the nature of platitudes; uttering platitudes.

Platly (a.) Flatly. See Plat, a.

Platness (n.) Flatness.

Platometer (n.) See Planimeter.

Platonic (a.) Alt. of Platonical

Platonical (a.) Of or pertaining to Plato, or his philosophy, school, or opinions.

Platonical (a.) Pure, passionless; nonsexual; philosophical.

Platonic (n.) A follower of Plato; a Platonist.

Platonically (adv.) In a Platonic manner.

Platonism (n.) The doctrines or philosophy by Plato or of his followers.

Platonism (n.) An elevated rational and ethical conception of the laws and forces of the universe; sometimes, imaginative or fantastic philosophical notions.

Platonist (n.) One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.

Platonized (imp. & p. p.) of Platonize

Platonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Platonize

Platonize (v. i.) To adopt the opinion of Plato or his followers.

Platonize (v. t.) To explain by, or accomodate to, the Platonic philosophy.

Platonizer (n.) One who Platonizes.

Platoon (n.) Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square.

Platoon (n.) Now, in the United States service, half of a company.

Platt (n.) See Lodge, n.

Plattdeutsch (n.) The modern dialects spoken in the north of Germany, taken collectively; modern Low German. See Low German, under German.

Platten (a.) To flatten and make into sheets or plates; as, to platten cylinder glass.

Platter (n.) One who plats or braids.

Platter (n.) A large plate or shallow dish on which meat or other food is brought to the table.

Platter-faced (a.) Having a broad, flat face.

Platting (n.) Plaited strips or bark, cane, straw, etc., used for making hats or the like.

Platy (a.) Like a plate; consisting of plates.

Platy- () A combining form from Gr. platy`s broad, wide, flat; as, platypus, platycephalous.

Platycephalic (a.) Alt. of Platycephalous

Platycephalous (a.) Broad-headed.

Platycnemic (a.) Of, relating to, or characterized by, platycnemism.

Platycnemism (n.) Lateral flattening of the tibia.

Platycoelian (a.) Flat at the anterior and concave at the posterior end; -- said of the centra of the vertebrae of some extinct dinouaurs.

Platyelminthes (n. pl.) A class of helminthes including the cestodes, or tapeworms, the trematodes, and the turbellarians. Called also flatworms.

Platyhelmia (n. pl.) Same as Platyelminthes.

Platymeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the capacity of condensers, or the inductive capacity of dielectrics.

Platypod (n.) An animal having broad feet, or a broad foot.

Platypoda (n. pl.) Same as Prosobranchiata.

Platyptera (n. pl.) A division of Pseudoneuroptera including the species which have four broad, flat wings, as the termites, or white-ants, and the stone flies (Perla).

Platypus (n.) The duck mole. See under Duck.

Platyrhine (a.) Having the nose broad; -- opposed to leptorhine.

Platyrhine (n.) One of the Platyrhini.

Platyrhini (n. pl.) A division of monkeys, including the American species, which have a broad nasal septum, thirty-six teeth, and usually a prehensile tail. See Monkey.

Plaud (v. t.) To applaud.

Plaudit (n.) A mark or expression of applause; praise bestowed.

Plauditory (a.) Applauding; commending.

Plausibility (n.) Something worthy of praise.

Plausibility (n.) The quality of being plausible; speciousness.

Plausibility (n.) Anything plausible or specious.

Plausible (a.) Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

Plausible (a.) Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.

Plausible (a.) Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.

Plausibleize (v. t.) To render plausible.

Plausibleness (n.) Quality of being plausible.

Plausibly (adv.) In a plausible manner.

Plausibly (adv.) Contentedly, readily.

Plausive (a.) Applauding; manifesting praise.

Plausive (a.) Plausible, specious.

Played (imp. & p. p.) of Play

Playing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Play

Play (n.) To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.

Play (n.) To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.

Play (n.) To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.

Play (n.) To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute.

Play (n.) To act; to behave; to practice deception.

Play (n.) To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays.

Play (n.) To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.

Play (n.) To act on the stage; to personate a character.

Play (v. t.) To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.

Play (v. t.) To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.

Play (v. t.) To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.

Play (v. t.) To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.

Play (v. t.) To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman.

Play (v. t.) To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball.

Play (v. t.) To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.

Play (n.) Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.

Play (n.) Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game.

Play (n.) The act or practice of contending for victory, amusement, or a prize, as at dice, cards, or billiards; gaming; as, to lose a fortune in play.

Play (n.) Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit.

Play (n.) A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.

Play (n.) The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.

Play (n.) Performance on an instrument of music.

Play (n.) Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action.

Play (n.) Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.

Playa (n.) A beach; a strand; in the plains and deserts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, a broad, level spot, on which subsequently becomes dry by evaporation.

Playbill (n.) A printed programme of a play, with the parts assigned to the actors.

Playbook (n.) A book of dramatic compositions; a book of the play.

Playday (n.) A day given to play or diversion; a holiday.

Player (n.) One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.

Player (n.) One who plays any game.

Player (n.) A dramatic actor.

Player (n.) One who plays on an instrument of music.

Player (n.) A gamester; a gambler.

Playfellow (n.) A companion in amusements or sports; a playmate.

Playfere (n.) A playfellow.

Playful (a.) Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer.

Playgame (n.) Play of children.

Playgoer (n.) One who frequents playhouses, or attends dramatic performances.

Playgoing (a.) Frequenting playhouses; as, the playgoing public.

Playgoing (n.) The practice of going to plays.

Playground (n.) A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school.

Playhouse (n.) A building used for dramatic exhibitions; a theater.

Playhouse (n.) A house for children to play in; a toyhouse.

Playing () a. & vb. n. of Play.

Playmaker (n.) A playwright.

Playmate (n.) A companion in diversions; a playfellow.

Playsome (a.) Playful; wanton; sportive.

Playte (n.) See Pleyt.

Plaything (n.) A thing to play with; a toy; anything that serves to amuse.

Playtime (n.) Time for play or diversion.

Playwright (n.) A maker or adapter of plays.

Playwriter (n.) A writer of plays; a dramatist; a playwright.

Plaza (n.) A public square in a city or town.

Plea (n.) That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or justified by the defendant's plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In criminal practice, the plea is the defendant's formal answer to the indictment or information presented against him.

Plea (n.) A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common.

Plea (n.) That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology.

Plea (n.) An urgent prayer or entreaty.

Pleached (imp. & p. p.) of Pleach

Pleaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pleach

Pleach (v. t.) To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock.

Pleaded (imp. & p. p.) of Plead

Plead () of Plead

Pled () of Plead

Pleading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plead

Plead (v. t.) To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father.

Plead (v. t.) To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea.

Plead (v. t.) To contend; to struggle.

Plead (v. t.) To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar; as, to plead a cause before a court or jury.

Plead (v. t.) To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment; as, to plead usury; to plead statute of limitations; to plead not guilty.

Plead (v. t.) To allege or adduce in proof, support, or vendication; to offer in excuse; as, the law of nations may be pleaded in favor of the rights of ambassadors.

Pleadable (a.) Capable of being pleaded; capable of being alleged in proof, defense, or vindication; as, a right or privilege pleadable at law.

Pleader (n.) One who pleads; one who argues for or against; an advotate.

Pleader (n.) One who draws up or forms pleas; the draughtsman of pleas or pleadings in the widest sense; as, a special pleader.

Pleading (n.) The act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by arguments.

Pleadingly (adv.) In a pleading manner.

Pleadings (n. pl.) The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point.

Pleasance (n.) Pleasure; merriment; gayety; delight; kindness.

Pleasance (n.) A secluded part of a garden.

Pleasant (a.) Pleasing; grateful to the mind or to the senses; agreeable; as, a pleasant journey; pleasant weather.

Pleasant (a.) Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive; as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow.

Pleasant (n.) A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.

Pleasantly (adv.) In a pleasant manner.

Pleasantness (n.) The state or quality of being pleasant.

Pleasantries (pl. ) of Pleasantry

Pleasantry (n.) That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor; cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark; badinage.

Pleasant-tongued (a.) Of pleasing speech.

Pleased (imp. & p. p.) of Please

Pleasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Please

Please (v. t.) To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy.

Please (v. t.) To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will.

Please (v. t.) To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally.

Please (v. i.) To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions.

Please (v. i.) To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent.

Pleased (a.) Experiencing pleasure.

Pleaseman (n.) An officious person who courts favor servilely; a pickthank.

Pleaser (n.) One who pleases or gratifies.

Pleasing (a.) Giving pleasure or satisfaction; causing agreeable emotion; agreeable; delightful; as, a pleasing prospect; pleasing manners.

Pleasing (n.) An object of pleasure.

Pleasurable (a.) Capable of affording pleasure or satisfaction; gratifying; abounding in pleasantness or pleasantry.

Pleasure (n.) The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc.

Pleasure (n.) Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.

Pleasure (n.) What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.

Pleasure (n.) That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.

Pleasured (imp. & p. p.) of Pleasure

Pleasuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pleasure

Pleasure (v. t.) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.

Pleasure (v. i.) To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.

Pleasureful (a.) Affording pleasure.

Pleasureless (a.) Devoid of pleasure.

Pleasurer (n.) A pleasure seeker.

Pleasurist (n.) A person devoted to worldly pleasure.

Pleat (n. & v. t.) See Plait.

Plebe (n.) The common people; the mob.

Plebe (n.) A member of the lowest class in the military academy at West Point.

Plebeian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.

Plebeian (a.) Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng.

Plebeian (n.) One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.

Plebeian (n.) One of the common people, or lower rank of men.

Plebeiance (n.) Plebeianism.

Plebeiance (n.) Plebeians, collectively.

Plebeianism (n.) The quality or state of being plebeian.

Plebeianism (n.) The conduct or manners of plebeians; vulgarity.

Plebeianized (imp. & p. p.) of Plebeianize

Plebeianizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plebeianize

Plebeianize (v. t.) To render plebeian, common, or vulgar.

Plebicolist (n.) One who flatters, or courts the favor of, the common people; a demagogue.

Plebification (n.) A rendering plebeian; the act of vulgarizing.

Plebiscitary (a.) Of or pertaining to plebiscite.

Plebiscite (n.) A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National Constitution of 1791.

Plebiscitum (n.) A law enacted by the common people, under the superintendence of a tribune or some subordinate plebeian magistrate, without the intervention of the senate.

Plectile (a.) Woven; plaited.

Plectognath (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi.

Plectognath (n.) One of the Plectognathi.

Plectognathi (n. pl.) An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary.

Plectognathic (a.) Alt. of Plec-tognathous

Plec-tognathous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi.

Plectospondyli (n. pl.) An extensive suborder of fresh-water physostomous fishes having the anterior vertebrae united and much modified; the Eventognathi.

Plectospondylous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plectospondyli.

Plectra (pl. ) of Plectrum

Plectrum (n.) A small instrument of ivory, wood, metal, or quill, used in playing upon the lyre and other stringed instruments.

Pled () imp. & p. p. of Plead

Pledge (n.) The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn.

Pledge (n.) A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage.

Pledge (n.) A hypothecation without transfer of possession.

Pledge (n.) Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties.

Pledge (n.) A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges.

Pledge (n.) A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health.

Pledged (imp. & p. p.) of Pledge

Pledging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pledge

Pledge (n.) To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch.

Pledge (n.) To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor.

Pledge (n.) To secure performance of, as by a pledge.

Pledge (n.) To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.

Pledge (n.) To invite another to drink, by drinking of the cup first, and then handing it to him, as a pledge of good will; hence, to drink the health of; to toast.

Pledgee (n.) The one to whom a pledge is given, or to whom property pledged is delivered.

Pledgeless (a.) Having no pledge.

Pledgeor (n.) Alt. of Pledgor

Pledgor (n.) One who pledges, or delivers anything in pledge; a pledger; -- opposed to pledgee.

Pledger (n.) One who pledges.

Pledgery (n.) A pledging; suretyship.

Pledget (n.) A small plug.

Pledget (n.) A string of oakum used in calking.

Pledget (n.) A compress, or small flat tent of lint, laid over a wound, ulcer, or the like, to exclude air, retain dressings, or absorb the matter discharged.

Plegepoda (n. pl.) Same as Infusoria.

Pleiad (n.) One of the Pleiades.

Pleiades (n. pl.) The seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, fabled to have been made by Jupiter a constellation in the sky.

Pleiades (n. pl.) A group of small stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus.

Plein (a.) Plan.

Plein (v. i. & t.) To complain. See Plain.

Plein (a.) Full; complete.

Pleiocene (a.) See Pliocene.

Pleiophyllous (a.) Having several leaves; -- used especially when several leaves or leaflets appear where normally there should be only one.

Pleiosaurus (n.) Same as Pliosaurus.

Pleistocene (a.) Of or pertaining to the epoch, or the deposits, following the Tertiary, and immediately preceding man.

Pleistocene (n.) The Pleistocene epoch, or deposits.

Plenal (a.) Full; complete; as, a plenal view or act.

Plenarily (adv.) In a plenary manner.

Plenariness (n.) Quality or state of being plenary.

Plenarty (n.) The state of a benefice when occupied.

Plenary (a.) Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority.

Plenary (n.) Decisive procedure.

Plene (ae.) Full; complete; plenary.

Plenicorn (n.) A ruminant having solid horns or antlers, as the deer.

Plenilunary (a.) Of or pertaining to the full moon.

Plenilune (n.) The full moon.

Plenipotence (n.) Alt. of Plenipotency

Plenipotency (n.) The quality or state of being plenipotent.

Plenipotent (a.) Possessing full power.

Plenipotentiaries (pl. ) of Plenipotentiary

Plenipotentiary (n.) A person invested with full power to transact any business; especially, an ambassador or envoy to a foreign court, with full power to negotiate a treaty, or to transact other business.

Plenipotentiary (a.) Containing or conferring full power; invested with full power; as, plenipotentiary license; plenipotentiary ministers.

Plenish (v. t.) To replenish.

Plenish (v. t.) To furnish; to stock, as a house or farm.

Plenishing (n.) Household furniture; stock.

Plenist (n.) One who holds that all space is full of matter.

Plenitude (n.) The quality or state of being full or complete; fullness; completeness; abundance; as, the plenitude of space or power.

Plenitude (n.) Animal fullness; repletion; plethora.

Plenitudinarian (n.) A plenist.

Plenitudinary (a.) Having plenitude; full; complete; thorough.

Plenteous (a.) Containing plenty; abundant; copious; plentiful; sufficient for every purpose; as, a plenteous supply.

Plenteous (a.) Yielding abundance; productive; fruitful.

Plenteous (a.) Having plenty; abounding; rich.

Plentevous (a.) Plenteous.

Plentiful (a.) Containing plenty; copious; abundant; ample; as, a plentiful harvest; a plentiful supply of water.

Plentiful (a.) Yielding abundance; prolific; fruitful.

Plentiful (a.) Lavish; profuse; prodigal.

Plenties (pl. ) of Plenty

Plenty (a.) Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness.

Plenty (a.) Plentiful; abundant.

Plenum (n.) That state in which every part of space is supposed to be full of matter; -- opposed to vacuum.

Pleochroic (a.) Having the property of pleochroism.

Pleochroism (n.) The property possessed by some crystals, of showing different colors when viewed in the direction of different axes.

Pleochromatic (a.) Pleochroic.

Pleochromatism (n.) Pleochroism.

Pleochroous (a.) Pleochroic.

Pleomorphic (a.) Pertaining to pleomorphism; as, the pleomorphic character of bacteria.

Pleomorphism (n.) The property of crystallizing under two or more distinct fundamental forms, including dimorphism and trimorphism.

Pleomorphism (n.) The theory that the various genera of bacteria are phases or variations of growth of a number of Protean species, each of which may exhibit, according to undetermined conditions, all or some of the forms characteristic of the different genera and species.

Pleomorphous (a.) Having the property of pleomorphism.

Pleonasm (n.) Redundancy of language in speaking or writing; the use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; as, I saw it with my own eyes.

Pleonast (n.) One who is addicted to pleonasm.

Pleonaste (n.) A black variety of spinel.

Pleonastic (a.) Alt. of Pleonastical

Pleonastical (a.) Of or pertaining to pleonasm; of the nature of pleonasm; redundant.

Pleonastically (adv.) In a pleonastic manner.

Pleopods (pl. ) of Pleopod

Pleopoda (pl. ) of Pleopod

Pleopod (n.) One of the abdominal legs of a crustacean. See Illust. under Crustacea.

Plerome (n.) The central column of parenchyma in a growing stem or root.

Plerophory (n.) Fullness; full persuasion.

Plesance (n.) Pleasance.

Plesh (n.) A pool; a plash.

Plesimorphism (n.) The property possessed by some substances of crystallizing in closely similar forms while unlike in chemical composition.

Plesiomorphous (a.) Nearly alike in form.

Plesiosaur (n.) One of the Plesiosauria.

Plesiosauria (n. pl.) An extinct order of Mesozoic marine reptiles including the genera Plesiosaurus, and allied forms; -- called also Sauropterygia.

Plesiosaurian (n.) A plesiosaur.

Plesiosauri (pl. ) of Plesiosaurus

Plesiosaurus (n.) A genus of large extinct marine reptiles, having a very long neck, a small head, and paddles for swimming. It lived in the Mesozoic age.

Plessimeter (n.) See Pleximeter.

Plete (v. t. & i.) To plead.

Plethora (n.) Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; -- opposed to anaemia.

Plethora (n.) State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.

Plethoretic (a.) Plethoric.

Plethoric (a.) Haeving a full habit of body; characterized by plethora or excess of blood; as, a plethoric constitution; -- used also metaphorically.

Plethorical (a.) Plethoric.

Plethory (n.) Plethora.

Plethra (pl. ) of Plethrum

Plethron (n.) Alt. of Plethrum

Plethrum (n.) A long measure of 100 Greek, or 101 English, feet; also, a square measure of 10,000 Greek feet.

Plethysmograph (n.) An instrument for determining and registering the variations in the size or volume of a limb, as the arm or leg, and hence the variations in the amount of blood in the limb.

Plethysmography (n.) The study, by means of the plethysmograph, of the variations in size of a limb, and hence of its blood supply.

Pleura (n.) pl. of Pleuron.

Pleurae (pl. ) of Pleura

Pleuras (pl. ) of Pleura

Pleura (n. fem.) The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.

Pleura (n. fem.) The closed sac formed by the pleural membrane about each lung, or the fold of membrane connecting each lung with the body wall.

Pleura (n. fem.) Same as Pleuron.

Pleural (a.) Of or pertaining to the pleura or pleurae, or to the sides of the thorax.

Pleuralgia (n.) Pain in the side or region of the ribs.

Pleurapophyses (pl. ) of Pleurapophysis

Pleurapophysis (n.) One of the ventral processes of a vertebra, or the dorsal element in each half of a hemal arch, forming, or corresponding to, a vertebral rib.

Pleurenchyma (n.) A tissue consisting of long and slender tubular cells, of which wood is mainly composed.

Pleuric (a.) Pleural.

Pleurisy (n.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation into the pleural cavity.

Pleurite (n.) Same as Pleuron.

Pleuritic (a.) Alt. of Pleuritical

Pleuritical (a.) Of or pertaining to pleurisy; as, pleuritic symptoms.

Pleuritical (a.) Suffering from pleurisy.

Pleuritis (n.) Pleurisy.

Pleuro- () A combining form denoting relation to a side; specif., connection with, or situation in or near, the pleura; as, pleuroperitoneum.

Pleurobrachia (n.) A genus of ctenophores having an ovate body and two long plumose tentacles.

Pleurobranch (n.) Any one of the gills of a crustacean that is attached to the side of the thorax.

Pleuroeranchiae (pl. ) of Pleurobranchia

Pleurobranchia (n.) Same as Pleurobranch.

Pleurocarp (n.) Any pleurocarpic moss.

Pleurocarpic (a.) Alt. of Pleurocarpous

Pleurocarpous (a.) Side-fruited; -- said of those true mosses in which the pedicels or the capsules are from lateral archegonia; -- opposed to acrocarpous.

Pleurocentrum (n.) One of the lateral elements in the centra of the vertebrae in some fossil batrachians.

Pluroderes (n. pl.) A group of fresh-water turtles in which the neck can not be retracted, but is bent to one side, for protection. The matamata is an example.

Pleurodont (a.) Having the teeth consolidated with the inner edge of the jaw, as in some lizards.

Pleurodont (n.) Any lizard having pleurodont teeth.

Pleurodynia (n.) A painful affection of the side, simulating pleurisy, usually due to rheumatism.

Pleura (pl. ) of Pleuron

Pleuron (n.) One of the sides of an animal.

Pleuron (n.) One of the lateral pieces of a somite of an insect.

Pleuron (n.) One of lateral processes of a somite of a crustacean.

Pleuronectoid (a.) Pertaining to the Pleuronectidae, or Flounder family.

Pleuropericardial (a.) Of or pertaining to the pleura and pericardium.

Pleuroperipneumony (n.) Pleuropneumonia.

Pleuroperitoneal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pleural and peritoneal membranes or cavities, or to the pleuroperitoneum.

Pleuroperitoneum (n.) The pleural and peritoneal membranes, or the membrane lining the body cavity and covering the surface of the inclosed viscera; the peritoneum; -- used especially in the case of those animals in which the body cavity is not divided.

Pleuropneumonia (n.) Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; a combination of pleurisy and pneumonia, esp. a kind of contagions and fatal lung plague of cattle.

Pleuroptera (n. pl) A group of Isectivora, including the colugo.

Pleurosigma (n.) A genus of diatoms of elongated elliptical shape, but having the sides slightly curved in the form of a letter S. Pleurosigma angulatum has very fine striations, and is a favorite object for testing the high powers of microscopes.

Pleurostea (pl. ) of Pleurosteon

-ons (pl. ) of Pleurosteon

Pleurosteon (n.) The antero-lateral piece which articulates the sternum of birds.

Pleurothotonus (n.) A species of tetanus, in which the body is curved laterally.

Pleurotomae (pl. ) of Pleurotoma

Pleurotomas (pl. ) of Pleurotoma

Pleurotoma (n.) Any marine gastropod belonging to Pleurotoma, and ether allied genera of the family Pleurotmidae. The species are very numerous, especially in tropical seas. The outer lip has usually a posterior notch or slit.

Plevin (n.) A warrant or assurance.

Plexiform (a.) Like network; complicated.

Pleximeter (n.) A small, hard, elastic plate, as of ivory, bone, or rubber, placed in contact with body to receive the blow, in examination by mediate percussion.

Plexure (n.) The act or process of weaving together, or interweaving; that which is woven together.

Plexus (pl. ) of Plexus

Plexuses (pl. ) of Plexus

Plexus (n.) A network of vessels, nerves, or fibers.

Plexus (n.) The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.

Pley (v. & n.) See Play.

Pley (a.) Full See Plein.

Pleyt (n.) An old term for a river boat.

Pliability (n.) The quality or state of being pliable; flexibility; as, pliability of disposition.

Pliable (v.) Capable of being plied, turned, or bent; easy to be bent; flexible; pliant; supple; limber; yielding; as, willow is a pliable plant.

Pliable (v.) Flexible in disposition; readily yielding to influence, arguments, persuasion, or discipline; easy to be persuaded; -- sometimes in a bad sense; as, a pliable youth.

Pliancy (n.) The quality or state of being pliant in sense; as, the pliancy of a rod.

Pliant (v.) Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used figuratively: Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.

Pliant (v.) Favorable to pliancy.

Plica (v.) A disease of the hair (Plica polonica), in which it becomes twisted and matted together. The disease is of Polish origin, and is hence called also Polish plait.

Plica (v.) A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches.

Plica (v.) The bend of the wing of a bird.

Plicate (a.) Alt. of Plicated

Plicated (a.) Plaited; folded like a fan; as, a plicate leaf.

Plication (n.) A folding or fold; a plait.

Plicature (n.) A fold; a doubling; a plication.

Plicidentine (n.) A form of dentine which shows sinuous lines of structure in a transverse section of the tooth.

Plied () imp. & p. p. of Ply.

Pliers (n. pl.) A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.

Pliform (a.) In the form of a ply, fold, or doubling.

Plight () imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge.

Plight () imp. & p. p. of Pluck.

Plight (v. t.) To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.

Plight (n.) A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.

Plight (n.) That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.

Plight (n.) Condition; state; -- risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight.

Plighted (imp. & p. p.) of Plight

Plighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plight

Plight (n.) To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods.

Plight (n.) To promise; to engage; to betroth.

Plighter (n.) One who, or that which, plights.

Plim (v. i.) To swell, as grain or wood with water.

Plimsoll's mark () A mark conspicuously painted on the port side of all British sea-going merchant vessels, to indicate the limit of submergence allowed by law; -- so called from Samuel Plimsoll, by whose efforts the act of Parliament to prevent overloading was procured.

Plinth (n.) In classical architecture, a vertically faced member immediately below the circular base of a column; also, the lowest member of a pedestal; hence, in general, the lowest member of a base; a sub-base; a block upon which the moldings of an architrave or trim are stopped at the bottom. See Illust. of Column.

Pliocene (a.) Of, pertaining to, or characterizing, the most recent division of the Tertiary age.

Pliocene (n.) The Pliocene period or deposits.

Pliohippus (n.) An extinct genus of horses from the Pliocene deposits. Each foot had a single toe (or hoof), as in the common horse.

Pliosaurus (n.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles allied to Plesiosaurus, but having a much shorter neck.

Plitt (n.) An instrument of punishment or torture resembling the knout, used in Russia.

Ploc (n.) A mixture of hair and tar for covering the bottom of a ship.

Ploce (n.) A figure in which a word is separated or repeated by way of emphasis, so as not only to signify the individual thing denoted by it, but also its peculiar attribute or quality; as, "His wife's a wife indeed."

Plodded (imp. & p. p.) of Plod

Plodding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plod

Plod (v. i.) To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge.

Plod (v. i.) To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.

Plod (v. t.) To walk on slowly or heavily.

Plodder (n.) One who plods; a drudge.

Plodding (a.) Progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding student; a man of plodding habits.

Plonge (v. t.) To cleanse, as open drains which are entered by the tide, by stirring up the sediment when the tide ebbs.

Plongee (n.) A slope or sloping toward the front; as, the plongee of a parapet; the plongee of a shell in its course.

Plot (n.) A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.

Plot (n.) A plantation laid out.

Plot (n.) A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.

Plotted (imp. & p. p.) of Plot

Plotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plot

Plot (v. t.) To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.

Plot (n.) Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.

Plot (n.) A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

Plot (n.) Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Plot (n.) A plan; a purpose.

Plot (n.) In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

Plot (v. i.) To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.

Plot (v. i.) To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.

Plot (v. t.) To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.

Plotful (a.) Abounding with plots.

Pletinian (a.) Of pertaining to the Plotinists or their doctrines.

Plotinist (n.) A disciple of Plotinus, a celebrated Platonic philosopher of the third century, who taught that the human soul emanates from the divine Being, to whom it reunited at death.

Plot-proof (a.) Secure against harm by plots.

Plotter (n.) One who plots or schemes; a contriver; a conspirator; a schemer.

Plough (n. & v.) See Plow.

Plover (n.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds belonging to the family Charadridae, and especially those belonging to the subfamily Charadrinsae. They are prized as game birds.

Plover (n.) Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the true plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola); the American upland, plover (Bartramia longicauda); and other species of sandpipers.

Plow (n.) Alt. of Plough

Plough (n.) A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining plow.

Plough (n.) Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry.

Plough (n.) A carucate of land; a plowland.

Plough (n.) A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.

Plough (n.) An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.

Plough (n.) Same as Charles's Wain.

Plowed (imp. & p. p.) of Plough

Ploughed () of Plough

Plowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plough

Ploughing () of Plough

Plow (v. t.) Alt. of Plough

Plough (v. t.) To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow a field.

Plough (v. t.) To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.

Plough (v. t.) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.

Plough (n.) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.

Plow (v. i.) Alt. of Plough

Plough (v. i.) To labor with, or as with, a plow; to till or turn up the soil with a plow; to prepare the soil or bed for anything.

Plowable (a.) Alt. of Ploughable

Ploughable (a.) Capable of being plowed; arable.

Plowbote (n.) Alt. of Ploughbote

Ploughbote (n.) Wood or timber allowed to a tenant for the repair of instruments of husbandry. See Bote.

Plowboy (n.) Alt. of Ploughboy

Ploughboy (n.) A boy that drives or guides a team in plowing; a young rustic.

Plower (n.) Alt. of Plougher

Plougher (n.) One who plows; a plowman; a cultivator.

Plowfoot (n.) Alt. of Ploughfoot

Ploughfoot (n.) An adjustable staff formerly attached to the plow beam to determine the depth of the furrow.

Plowgang (n.) Alt. of Ploughgang

Ploughgang (n.) Same as Plowgate.

Plowgate (n.) Alt. of Ploughgate

Ploughgate (n.) The Scotch equivalent of the English word plowland.

Plowhead (n.) Alt. of Ploughhead

Ploughhead (n.) The clevis or draught iron of a plow.

Plowland (n.) Alt. of Plougland

Plougland (n.) Land that is plowed, or suitable for tillage.

Plougland (n.) the quantity of land allotted for the work of one plow; a hide.

-men (pl. ) of Ploughman

Plowman (n.) Alt. of Ploughman

Ploughman (n.) One who plows, or who holds and guides a plow; hence, a husbandman.

Ploughman (n.) A rustic; a countryman; a field laborer.

Plowpoint (n.) Alt. of Ploughpoint

Ploughpoint (n.) A detachable share at the extreme front end of the plow body.

Plowshare (n.) Alt. of Ploughshare

Ploughshare (n.) The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow.

Plowtail (n.) Alt. of Ploughtail

Ploughtail (n.) The hind part or handle of a plow.

Plowwright (n.) Alt. of Ploughwright

Ploughwright (n.) One who makes or repairs plows.

Ploy (n.) Sport; frolic.

Ploy (v. i.) To form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; -- the opposite of deploy.

Ployment (n.) The act or movement of forming a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; -- the opposite of deployment.

Plucked (imp. & p. p.) of Pluck

Plucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pluck

Pluck (v. t.) To pull; to draw.

Pluck (v. t.) Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.

Pluck (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.

Pluck (v. t.) To reject at an examination for degrees.

Pluck (v. i.) To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown.

Pluck (n.) The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.

Pluck (n.) The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.

Pluck (n.) Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.

Pluck (n.) The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.

Pluck (v. t.) The lyrie.

Plucked (a.) Having courage and spirit.

Plucker (n.) One who, or that which, plucks.

Plucker (n.) A machine for straightening and cleaning wool.

Pluckily (adv.) In a plucky manner.

Pluckiness (n.) The quality or state of being plucky.

Pluckless (a.) Without pluck; timid; faint-hearted.

Plucky (superl.) Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race.

Pluff (v. t.) To throw out, as smoke, dust, etc., in puffs.

Pluff (n.) A puff, as of smoke from a pipe, or of dust from a puffball; a slight explosion, as of a small quantity of gunpowder.

Pluff (n.) A hairdresser's powder puff; also, the act of using it.

Plug (n.) Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.

Plug (n.) A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.

Plug (n.) A high, tapering silk hat.

Plug (n.) A worthless horse.

Plug (n.) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails.

Plugged (imp. & p. p.) of Plug

Plugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plug

Plug (v. t.) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.

Plugger (n.) One who, or that which, plugs.

Plugging (n.) The act of stopping with a plug.

Plugging (n.) The material of which a plug or stopple is made.

Plum (n.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.

Plum (n.) A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.

Plum (n.) A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of 100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it.

Plumae (pl. ) of Pluma

Pluma (n.) A feather.

Plumage (n.) The entire clothing of a bird.

Plumassary (n.) A plume or collection of ornamental feathers.

Plumassier (n.) One who prepares or deals in ornamental plumes or feathers.

Plumb (n.) A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction; a plummet; a plumb bob. See Plumb line, below.

Plumb (a.) Perpendicular; vertical; conforming the direction of a line attached to a plumb; as, the wall is plumb.

Plumb (adv.) In a plumb direction; perpendicularly.

Plumbed (imp. & p. p.) of Plumb

Plumbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plumb

Plumb (v. t.) To adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular; as, to plumb a building or a wall.

Plumb (v. t.) To sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test.

Plumb (v. t.) To seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe.

Plumb (v. t.) To supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing.

Plumbage (n.) Leadwork

Plumbagin (n.) A crystalline substance said to be found in the root of a certain plant of the Leadwort (Plumbago) family.

Plumbagineous (a.) Pertaining to natural order (Plumbagineae) of gamopetalous herbs, of which Plumbago is the type. The order includes also the marsh rosemary, the thrift, and a few other genera.

Plumbaginous (a.) Resembling plumbago; consisting of, or containing, plumbago; as, a plumbaginous slate.

Plumbago (n.) Same as Graphite.

Plumbago (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants with pretty salver-shaped corollas, usually blue or violet; leadwort.

Plumbean (a.) Alt. of Plumbeous

Plumbeous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, lead.

Plumbeous (a.) Dull; heavy; stupid.

Plumber (n.) One who works in lead; esp., one who furnishes, fits, and repairs lead, iron, or glass pipes, and other apparatus for the conveyance of water, gas, or drainage in buildings.

Plumber block () A pillow block.

Plumbery (n.) The business of a plumber.

Plumbery (n.) A place where plumbing is carried on; lead works.

Plumbic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing, lead; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with plumbous compounds; as, plumbic oxide.

Plumbiferous (a.) Producing or containing lead.

Plumbing (n.) The art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc.

Plumbing (n.) The lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building.

Plumbism (n.) A diseased condition, produced by the absorption of lead, common among workers in this metal or in its compounds, as among painters, typesetters, etc. It is characterized by various symptoms, as lead colic, lead line, and wrist drop. See under Colic, Lead, and Wrist.

Plumbous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, lead; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with plumbic compounds.

Plumbum (n.) The technical name of lead. See Lead.

Plume (v.) A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather.

Plume (v.) An ornamental tuft of feathers.

Plume (v.) A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers.

Plume (v.) A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.

Plume (v.) A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.

Plumed (imp. & p. p.) of Plume

Pluming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plume

Plume (v. t.) To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.

Plume (v. t.) To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel.

Plume (v. t.) To adorn with feathers or plumes.

Plume (v. t.) To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill.

Plumeless (a.) Without plumes.

Plumelet (n.) A small plume.

Plumery (n.) Plumes, collectively or in general; plumage.

Plumicorn (n.) An ear tuft of feathers, as in the horned owls.

Plumigerous (a.) Feathered; having feathers.

Plumiliform (a.) Having the of a plume or feather.

Plumiped (a.) Having feet covered with feathers.

Plumiped (n.) A plumiped bird.

Plummet (n.) A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.

Plummet (n.) A plumb bob or a plumb line. See under Plumb, n.

Plummet (n.) Hence, any weight.

Plummet (n.) A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing.

Plumming (n.) The operation of finding, by means of a mine dial, the place where to sink an air shaft, or to bring an adit to the work, or to find which way the lode inclines.

Plummy (a.) Of the nature of a plum; desirable; profitable; advantageous.

Plumose (a.) Alt. of Plumous

Plumous (a.) Having feathers or plumes.

Plumous (a.) Having hairs, or other parts, arranged along an axis like a feather; feathery; plumelike; as, a plumose leaf; plumose tentacles.

Plumosite (n.) Same as Jamesonite.

Plumosity (n.) The quality or state of being plumose.

Plump (adv.) Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.

Plump (n.) A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears.

Plump (a.) To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.

Plump (a.) To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.

Plump (a.) To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.

Plumped (imp. & p. p.) of Plump

Plumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plump

Plump (v. t.) To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up.

Plump (v. t.) To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.

Plump (v. t.) To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.

Plump (a. & v.) Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

Plumper (n.) One who, or that which, plumps or swells out something else; hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.

Plumper (n.) A vote given to one candidate only, when two or more are to be elected, thus giving him the advantage over the others. A person who gives his vote thus is said to plump, or to plump his vote.

Plumper (n.) A voter who plumps his vote.

Plumper (n.) A downright, unqualified lie.

Plumply (adv.) Fully; roundly; plainly; without reserve.

Plumpness (n.) The quality or state of being plump.

Plumpy (a.) Plump; fat; sleek.

Plumule (pl. ) of Plumula

-las (pl. ) of Plumula

Plumula (n.) A plumule.

Plumula (n.) A down feather.

Plumulaceous (a.) Downy; bearing down.

Plumular (a.) Relating to a plumule.

Plumularlae (pl. ) of Plumularia

Plumularias (pl. ) of Plumularia

Plumularia (n.) Any hydroid belonging to Plumularia and other genera of the family Plumularidae. They generally grow in plumelike forms.

Plumularian (n.) Any Plumularia. Also used adjectively.

Plumule (n.) The first bud, or gemmule, of a young plant; the bud, or growing point, of the embryo, above the cotyledons. See Illust. of Radicle.

Plumule (n.) A down feather.

Plumule (n.) The aftershaft of a feather. See Illust. under Feather.

Plumule (n.) One of the featherlike scales of certain male butterflies.

Plumulose (a.) Having hairs branching out laterally, like the parts of a feather.

Plumy (a.) Covered or adorned with plumes, or as with plumes; feathery.

Plundered (imp. & p. p.) of Plunder

Plundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plunder

Plunder (v. t.) To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.

Plunder (v. t.) To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.

Plunder (n.) The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.

Plunder (n.) That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.

Plunder (n.) Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage.

Plunderage (n.) The embezzlement of goods on shipboard.

Plunderer (n.) One who plunders or pillages.

Plunged (imp. & p. p.) of Plunge

Plunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plunge

Plunge (v. t.) To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war.

Plunge (v. t.) To baptize by immersion.

Plunge (v. t.) To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.

Plunge (v. i.) To thrust or cast one's self into water or other fluid; to submerge one's self; to dive, or to rush in; as, he plunged into the river. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge into debt.

Plunge (v. i.) To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.

Plunge (v. i.) To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.

Plunge (n.) The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge.

Plunge (n.) Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties.

Plunge (n.) The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse.

Plunge (n.) Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation.

Plunger (n.) One who, or that which, plunges; a diver.

Plunger (n.) A long solid cylinder, used, instead of a piston or bucket, as a forcer in pumps.

Plunger (n.) One who bets heavily and recklessly on a race; a reckless speculator.

Plunger (n.) A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a creamy consistence.

Plunger (n.) The firing pin of a breechloader.

Plunket (n.) A kind of blue color; also, anciently, a kind of cloth, generally blue.

Pluperfect (a.) More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of the tense which denotes that an action or event was completed at or before the time of another past action or event.

Pluperfect (n.) The pluperfect tense; also, a verb in the pluperfect tense.

Plural (a.) Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word.

Plural (n.) The plural number; that form of a word which expresses or denotes more than one; a word in the plural form.

Pluralism (n.) The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.

Pluralism (n.) The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.

Pluralist (n.) A clerk or clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice.

pluralities (pl. ) of Plurality

Plurality (n.) The state of being plural, or consisting of more than one; a number consisting of two or more of the same kind; as, a plurality of worlds; the plurality of a verb.

Plurality (n.) The greater number; a majority; also, the greatest of several numbers; in elections, the excess of the votes given for one candidate over those given for another, or for any other, candidate. When there are more than two candidates, the one who receives the plurality of votes may have less than a majority. See Majority.

Plurality (n.) See Plurality of benefices, below.

Pluralization (n.) The act of pluralizing.

Pluralized (imp. & p. p.) of Pluralize

Pluralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pluralize

Pluralize (v. t.) To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to express in the plural form.

Pluralize (v. t.) To multiply; to make manifold.

Pluralize (v. i.) To take a plural; to assume a plural form; as, a noun pluralizes.

Pluralize (v. i.) To hold more than one benefice at the same time.

Pluralizer (n.) A pluralist.

Plurally (adv.) In a plural manner or sense.

Pluri- () A combining form from L. plus, pluris, more, many; as pluriliteral.

Pluries (n.) A writ issued in the third place, after two former writs have been disregarded.

Plurifarious (a.) Of many kinds or fashions; multifarious.

Plurifoliolate (a.) Having several or many leaflets.

Pluriliteral (a.) Consisting of more letters than three.

Pluriliteral (n.) A pluriliteral word.

Plurilocular (a.) Having several cells or loculi

Plurilocular (a.) having several divisions containing seeds; as, the lemon and the orange are plurilocular fruits.

Pluriparous (a.) Producing several young at a birth; as, a pluriparous animal.

Pluripartite (a.) Deeply divided into several portions.

Pluripresence (n.) Presence in more places than one.

Plurisy (n.) Superabundance; excess; plethora.

Plus (a.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus.

Plus (a.) Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.

Plush (n.) A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

Plushy (a.) Like plush; soft and shaggy.

Plutarchy (n.) Plutocracy; the rule of wealth.

Pluteal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pluteus.

Plutei (pl. ) of Pluteus

Pluteuses (pl. ) of Pluteus

Pluteus (n.) The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.

Pluto (n.) The son of Saturn and Rhea, brother of Jupiter and Neptune; the dark and gloomy god of the Lower World.

Plutocracy (n.) A form of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the wealthy classes; government by the rich; also, a controlling or influential class of rich men.

Plutocrat (n.) One whose wealth gives him power or influence; one of the plutocracy.

Plutocratic (a.) Of or pertaining to plutocracy; as, plutocratic ideas.

Plutology (n.) The science which treats of wealth.

Plutonian (a.) Plutonic.

Plutonian (n.) A Plutonist.

Plutonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Pluto; Plutonian; hence, pertaining to the interior of the earth; subterranean.

Plutonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the system of the Plutonists; igneous; as, the Plutonic theory.

Plutonism (n.) The theory, early advanced in geology, that the successive rocks of the earth's crust were formed by igneous fusion; -- opposed to the Neptunian theory.

Plutonist (n.) One who adopts the geological theory of igneous fusion; a Plutonian. See Plutonism.

Plutus (n.) The son of Jason and Ceres, and the god of wealth. He was represented as bearing a cornucopia, and as blind, because his gifts were bestowed without discrimination of merit.

Pluvial (a.) Of or pertaining to rain; rainy.

Pluvial (a.) Produced by the action of rain.

Pluvial (n.) A priest's cope.

Pluviameter (n.) See Pluviometer.

Pluviametrical (a.) See Pluviometrical.

Pluvian (n.) The crocodile bird.

Pluviometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the amount of rainfall at any place in a given time; a rain gauge.

Pluviometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pluviometer; determined by a pluviometer.

Pluviose (n.) The fifth month of the French republican calendar adopted in 1793. It began January 20, and ended February 18. See Vendemiaire.

Pluvious (a.) Abounding in rain; rainy; pluvial.

Plied (imp. & p. p.) of Ply

Plying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ply

Ply (v. t.) To bend.

Ply (v. t.) To lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink.

Ply (v. t.) To employ diligently; to use steadily.

Ply (v. t.) To practice or perform with diligence; to work at.

Ply (v. i.) To bend; to yield.

Ply (v. i.) To act, go, or work diligently and steadily; especially, to do something by repeated actions; to go back and forth; as, a steamer plies between certain ports.

Ply (v. i.) To work to windward; to beat.

Ply (v.) A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord.

Ply (v.) Bent; turn; direction; bias.

Plyer (n.) One who, or that which, plies

Plyer (n.) A kind of balance used in raising and letting down a drawbridge. It consists of timbers joined in the form of a St. Andrew's cross.

Plyer (n.) See Pliers.

Plyght (v. & n.) See Plight.

Plymouth Brethren () The members of a religious sect which first appeared at Plymouth, England, about 1830. They protest against sectarianism, and reject all official ministry or clergy. Also called Brethren, Christian Brethren, Plymouthists, etc. The Darbyites are a division of the Brethren.

Slab (n.) A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces.

Slab (n.) An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it into boards, planks, etc.

Slab (n.) The wryneck.

Slab (n.) The slack part of a sail.

Slab (a.) Thick; viscous.

Slab (n.) That which is slimy or viscous; moist earth; mud; also, a puddle.

Slabbered (imp. & p. p.) of Slabber

Slabbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slabber

Slabber (v. i.) To let saliva or some liquid fall from the mouth carelessly, like a child or an idiot; to drivel; to drool.

Slabber (v. t.) To wet and foul spittle, or as if with spittle.

Slabber (v. t.) To spill liquid upon; to smear carelessly; to spill, as liquid foed or drink, in careless eating or drinking.

Slabber (n.) Spittle; saliva; slaver.

Slabber (n.) A saw for cutting slabs from logs.

Slabber (n.) A slabbing machine.

Slabberer (n.) One who slabbers, or drools; hence, an idiot.

Slabbery (a.) Like, or covered with, slabber or slab; slippery; sloppy.

Slabbiness (n.) Quality of being slabby.

Slabbing (a.) Adapted for forming slabs, or for dressing flat surfaces.

Slabby (a.) Thick; viscous.

Slabby (a.) Sloppy; slimy; miry. See Sloppy.

Slab-sided (a.) Having flat sides; hence, tall, or long and lank.

Slack (n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.

Slack (n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.

Slack (superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.

Slack (superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.

Slack (superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.

Slack (superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.

Slack (adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.

Slack (n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.

Slacked (imp. & p. p.) of Slacken

Slackened () of Slacken

Slacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slacken

Slackening () of Slacken

Slack (a.) Alt. of Slacken

Slacken (a.) To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.

Slacken (a.) To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.

Slacken (a.) To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.

Slacken (a.) To abate; to become less violent.

Slacken (a.) To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.

Slacken (a.) To languish; to fail; to flag.

Slacken (a.) To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.

Slack (v. t.) Alt. of Slacken

Slacken (v. t.) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.

Slacken (v. t.) To neglect; to be remiss in.

Slacken (v. t.) To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.

Slacken (v. t.) To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry.

Slacken (v. t.) To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.

Slacken (n.) A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion.

Slackly (adv.) In a slack manner.

Slackness (n.) The quality or state of being slack.

Slade (n.) A little dell or valley; a flat piece of low, moist ground.

Slade (n.) The sole of a plow.

Slag (v. t.) The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.

Slag (v. t.) The scoria of a volcano.

Slaggy (a.) Of or pertaining to slag; resembling slag; as, slaggy cobalt.

Slaie (n.) A weaver's reed; a sley.

Slaked (imp. & p. p.) of Slake

Slaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slake

Slake (a.) To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.

Slake (a.) To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.

Slake (v. i.) To go out; to become extinct.

Slake (v. i.) To abate; to become less decided.

Slake (v. i.) To slacken; to become relaxed.

Slake (v. i.) To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.

Slakeless (a.) Not capable of being slaked.

Slakin (n.) Slacken.

Slammed (imp. & p. p.) of Slam

Slamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slam

Slam (v. t.) To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.

Slam (v. t.) To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.

Slam (v. t.) To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff.

Slam (v. t.) To strike down; to slaughter.

Slam (v. t.) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.

Slam (v. i.) To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.

Slam (n.) The act of one who, or that which, slams.

Slam (n.) The shock and noise produced in slamming.

Slam (n.) Winning all the tricks of a deal.

Slam (n.) The refuse of alum works.

Slam-bang (adv.) With great violence; with a slamming or banging noise.

Slamkin (n.) Alt. of Slammerkin

Slammerkin (n.) A slut; a slatternly woman.

Slander (n.) A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.

Slander (n.) Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.

Slander (n.) Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation.

Slandered (imp. & p. p.) of Slander

Slandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slander

Slander (v. t.) To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.

Slander (v. t.) To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.

Slanderer (n.) One who slanders; a defamer; a calumniator.

Slanderous (a.) Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander.

Slanderous (a.) Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.

Slang () imp. of Sling. Slung.

Slang (n.) Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

Slang (n.) A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Slang (n.) Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc.

Slanged (imp. & p. p.) of Slang

Slanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slang

Slang (v. t.) To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.

Slanginess (n.) Quality of being slangy.

Slangous (a.) Slangy.

Slang-whanger (n.) One who uses abusive slang; a ranting partisan.

Slangy (a.) Of or pertaining to slang; of the nature of slang; disposed to use slang.

Slank () imp. & p. p. of Slink.

Slanted (imp. & p. p.) of Slant

Slanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slant

Slant (v. i.) To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope.

Slant (v. t.) To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.

Slant (n.) A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant.

Slant (n.) An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.

Slant (v. i.) Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique.

Slanting (a.) Oblique; sloping.

Slantwise (adv.) Alt. of Slantly

Slantly (adv.) In an inclined direction; obliquely; slopingly.

Slap (n.) A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad.

Slapped (imp. & p. p.) of Slap

Slapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slap

Slap (v. t.) To strike with the open hand, or with something broad.

Slap (n.) With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly.

Slapdash (adv.) In a bold, careless manner; at random.

Slapdash (adv.) With a slap; all at once; slap.

Slapdash (v. t.) To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to roughcast; as, to slapdash mortar or paint on a wall, or to slapdash a wall.

Slape (a.) Slippery; smooth; crafty; hypocritical.

Slapeface (n.) A soft-spoken, crafty hypocrite.

Slapjack (n.) A flat batter cake cooked on a griddle; a flapjack; a griddlecake.

Slapper (n.) One who, or that which, slaps.

Slapper (n.) Anything monstrous; a whopper.

Slapper (a.) Alt. of Slapping

Slapping (a.) Very large; monstrous; big.

Slashed (imp. & p. p.) of Slash

Slashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slash

Slash (v. t.) To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.

Slash (v. t.) To lash; to ply the whip to.

Slash (v. t.) To crack or snap, as a whip.

Slash (v. i.) To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly.

Slash (n.) A long cut; a cut made at random.

Slash (n.) A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings.

Slash (n.) Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes.

Slashed (a.) Marked or cut with a slash or slashes; deeply gashed; especially, having long, narrow openings, as a sleeve or other part of a garment, to show rich lining or under vesture.

Slashed (a.) Divided into many narrow parts or segments by sharp incisions; laciniate.

Slasher (n.) A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

Slash pine () A kind of pine tree (Pinus Cubensis) found in Southern Florida and the West Indies; -- so called because it grows in "slashes."

Slashy (a.) Wet and dirty; slushy.

Slat (n.) A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal; as, the slats of a window blind.

Slatted (imp. & p. p.) of Slat

Slatting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slat

Slat (v. t.) To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently.

Slat (v. t.) To split; to crack.

Slat (v. t.) To set on; to incite. See 3d Slate.

Slatch (n.) The period of a transitory breeze.

Slatch (n.) An interval of fair weather.

Slatch (n.) The loose or slack part of a rope; slack.

Slate (v. t.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

Slate (v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

Slate (v. t.) A prepared piece of such stone.

Slate (v. t.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.

Slate (v. t.) A tablet for writing upon.

Slate (v. t.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

Slate (v. t.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slate (v. t.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.

Slated (imp. & p. p.) of Slate

Slating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slate

Slate (v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

Slate (v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

Slate (v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

Slate-color () A dark bluish gray color.

Slate-gray (a.) Of a dark gray, like slate.

Slater (n.) One who lays slates, or whose occupation is to slate buildings.

Slater (n.) Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a sow bug.

Slating (n.) The act of covering with slate, slates, or a substance resembling slate; the work of a slater.

Slating (n.) Slates, collectively; also, material for slating.

Slatt (n.) A slab of stone used as a veneer for coarse masonry.

Slatter (v. i.) To be careless, negligent, or aswkward, esp. with regard to dress and neatness; to be wasteful.

Slattern (n.) A woman who is negligent of her dress or house; one who is not neat and nice.

Slattern (a.) Resembling a slattern; sluttish; slatterny.

Slattern (v. t.) To consume carelessly or wastefully; to waste; -- with away.

Slatternliness (n.) The quality or state of being slatternly; slovenliness; untidiness.

Slatternly (a.) Resembling a slattern; sluttish; negligent; dirty.

Slatternly (adv.) In a slatternly manner.

Slatterpouch (n.) A dance or game played by boys, requiring active exercise.

Slatting () Slats, collectively.

Slatting (n.) The violent shaking or flapping of anything hanging loose in the wind, as of a sail, when being hauled down.

Slaty (a.) Resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty color or texture.

Slaughter (v. t.) The act of killing.

Slaughter (v. t.) The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage.

Slaughter (v. t.) The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.

Slaughtered (imp. & p. p.) of Slaughter

Slaughtering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slaughter

Slaughter (v. t.) To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.

Slaughter (v. t.) To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.

Slaughterer (n.) One who slaughters.

Slaughterhouse (n.) A house where beasts are butchered for the market.

Slaughtermen (pl. ) of Slaughterman

Slaughterman (n.) One employed in slaughtering.

Slaughterous (a.) Destructive; murderous.

Slavs (pl. ) of Slav

Slav (n.) One of a race of people occupying a large part of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the Russians, Bulgarians, Roumanians, Servo-Croats, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Wends or Sorbs, Slovaks, etc.

Slave (n.) See Slav.

Slave (n.) A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another.

Slave (n.) One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.

Slave (n.) A drudge; one who labors like a slave.

Slave (n.) An abject person; a wretch.

Slaved (imp. & p. p.) of Slave

Slaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slave

Slave (v. i.) To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.

Slave (v. t.) To enslave.

Slaveborn (a.) Born in slavery.

Slaveholder (n.) One who holds slaves.

Slaveholding (a.) Holding persons in slavery.

Slaveocracy (n.) See Slavocracy.

Slaver (n.) A vessel engaged in the slave trade; a slave ship.

Slaver (n.) A person engaged in the purchase and sale of slaves; a slave merchant, or slave trader.

Slavered (imp. & p. p.) of Slaver

Slavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slaver

Slaver (v. i.) To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.

Slaver (v. i.) To be besmeared with saliva.

Slaver (v. t.) To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.

Slaver (n.) Saliva driveling from the mouth.

Slaverer (n.) A driveler; an idiot.

Slavering (a.) Drooling; defiling with saliva.

Slaveries (pl. ) of Slavery

Slavery (n.) The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.

Slavery (n.) A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.

Slavery (n.) The holding of slaves.

Slavey (n.) A maidservant.

Slavic (a.) Slavonic.

Slavic (n.) The group of allied languages spoken by the Slavs.

Slavish (a.) Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great.

Slavism (n.) The common feeling and interest of the Slavonic race.

Slavocracy (n.) The persons or interest formerly representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery.

Slavonian (a.) Alt. of Slavonic

Slavonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Slavonia, or its inhabitants.

Slavonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Slavs, or their language.

Slavonian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Slavonia; ethnologically, a Slav.

Slavophil (n.) Alt. of Slavophile

Slavophile (n.) One, not being a Slav, who is interested in the development and prosperity of that race.

Slaw (n.) Sliced cabbage served as a salad, cooked or uncooked.

Slaw () Alt. of Slawen

Slawen () p. p. of Slee, to slay.

Slew (imp.) of Slay

Slain (p. p.) of Slay

Slaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slay

Slay (v. t.) To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.

Slayer (n.) One who slays; a killer; a murderer; a destrroyer of life.

Slazy (a.) See Sleazy.

Sle (v. t.) To slay.

Sleave (n.) The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread.

Sleave (n.) Silk not yet twisted; floss; -- called also sleave silk.

Sleaved (imp. & p. p.) of Sleave

Sleaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleave

Sleave (v. t.) To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; -- a weaver's term.

Sleaved (a.) Raw; not spun or wrought; as, sleaved thread or silk.

Sleaziness (n.) Quality of being sleazy.

Sleazy (a.) Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy; as, sleazy silk or muslin.

Sled (n.) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; -- in England called sledge.

Sled (n.) A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.

Sledded (imp. & p. p.) of Sled

Sledding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sled

Sled (v. t.) To convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber.

Sledding (n.) The act of transporting or riding on a sled.

Sledding (n.) The state of the snow which admits of the running of sleds; as, the sledding is good.

Sledge (n.) A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled.

Sledge (n.) A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the place of execution.

Sledge (n.) A sleigh.

Sledge (n.) A game at cards; -- called also old sledge, and all fours.

Sledged (imp. & p. p.) of Sledge

Sledging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sledge

Sledge (v. i. & t.) To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges.

Sledge (v. t.) A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; -- called also sledge hammer.

Slee (v. t.) To slay.

Sleek (superl.) Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair.

Sleek (superl.) Not rough or harsh.

Sleek (adv.) With ease and dexterity.

Sleek (n.) That which makes smooth; varnish.

Sleeked (imp. & p. p.) of Sleek

Sleeking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleek

Sleek (v. t.) To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over.

Sleekly (adv.) In a sleek manner; smoothly.

Sleekness (n.) The quality or state of being sleek; smoothness and glossiness of surface.

Sleeky (a.) Of a sleek, or smooth, and glossy appearance.

Sleeky (a.) Fawning and deceitful; sly.

Sleep () imp. of Sleep. Slept.

Slept (imp. & p. p.) of Sleep

Sleeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleep

Sleep (v. i.) To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.

Sleep (v. i.) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.

Sleep (v. i.) To be dead; to lie in the grave.

Sleep (v. i.) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.

Sleep (v. t.) To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.

Sleep (v. t.) To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.

Sleep (v. i.) A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.

Sleep-at-noon (n.) A plant (Tragopogon pratensis) which closes its flowers at midday; a kind of goat's beard.

Sleep-charged (a.) Heavy with sleep.

Sleeper (n.) One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person.

Sleeper (n.) That which lies dormant, as a law.

Sleeper (n.) A sleeping car.

Sleeper (n.) An animal that hibernates, as the bear.

Sleeper (n.) A large fresh-water gobioid fish (Eleotris dormatrix).

Sleeper (n.) A nurse shark. See under Nurse.

Sleeper (n.) Something lying in a reclining posture or position.

Sleeper (n.) One of the pieces of timber, stone, or iron, on or near the level of the ground, for the support of some superstructure, to steady framework, to keep in place the rails of a railway, etc.; a stringpiece.

Sleeper (n.) One of the joists, or roughly shaped timbers, laid directly upon the ground, to receive the flooring of the ground story.

Sleeper (n.) One of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter.

Sleeper (n.) The lowest, or bottom, tier of casks.

Sleepful (a.) Strongly inclined to sleep; very sleepy.

Sleepily (adv.) In a sleepy manner; drowsily.

Sleepiness (n.) The quality or state of being sleepy.

Sleeping () a. & n. from Sleep.

Sleepish (a.) Disposed to sleep; sleepy; drowsy.

Sleepless (a.) Having no sleep; wakeful.

Sleepless (a.) Having no rest; perpetually agitated.

Sleepmarken (n.) See 1st Hag, 4.

Sleepwaker (n.) On in a state of magnetic or mesmeric sleep.

Sleepwaking (n.) The state of one mesmerized, or in a partial and morbid sleep.

Sleepwalker (n.) One who walks in his sleep; a somnambulist.

Sleepwalking (n.) Walking in one's sleep.

Sleepy (n.) Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep.

Sleepy (n.) Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion.

Sleepy (n.) Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.

Sleepy (n.) Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.

Sleepyhead (n.) A sleepy person.

Sleepyhead (n.) The ruddy duck.

Sleer (n.) A slayer.

Sleet (n.) The part of a mortar extending from the chamber to the trunnions.

Sleet (n.) Hail or snow, mingled with rain, usually falling, or driven by the wind, in fine particles.

Sleeted (imp. & p. p.) of Sleet

Sleeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleet

Sleet (v. i.) To snow or hail with a mixture of rain.

Sleetch (n.) Mud or slime, such as that at the bottom of rivers.

Sleetiness (n.) The state of being sleety.

Sleety (a.) Of or pertaining to sleet; characterized by sleet; as, a sleety storm; sleety weather.

Sleeve (n.) See Sleave, untwisted thread.

Sleeve (n.) The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve of a coat or a gown.

Sleeve (n.) A narrow channel of water.

Sleeve (n.) A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady another part, or to form a connection between two parts.

Sleeve (n.) A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel.

Sleeve (n.) A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.

Sleeved (imp. & p. p.) of Sleeve

Sleeving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleeve

Sleeve (v. t.) To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat.

Sleeved (a.) Having sleeves; furnished with sleeves; -- often in composition; as, long-sleeved.

Sleevefish (n.) A squid.

Sleevehand (n.) The part of a sleeve nearest the hand; a cuff or wristband.

Sleeveless (a.) Having no sleeves.

Sleeveless (a.) Wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; bootless; useless.

Sleided (imp. & p. p.) of Sleid

Sleiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleid

Sleid (v. t.) To sley, or prepare for use in the weaver's sley, or slaie.

Sleigh (a.) Sly.

Sleigh (n.) A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; -- in England commonly called a sledge.

Sleighing (n.) The act of riding in a sleigh.

Sleighing (n.) The state of the snow or ice which admits of running sleighs.

Sleight (n.) Cunning; craft; artful practice.

Sleight (n.) An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.

Sleight (n.) Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.

Sleightful (a.) Cunning; dexterous.

Sleightly (adv.) Cinningly.

Sleighty (a.) Cinning; sly.

Slender (superl.) Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.

Slender (superl.) Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.

Slender (superl.) Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.

Slender (superl.) Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.

Slender (superl.) Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.

Slender (superl.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.

Slent (n. & v.) See Slant.

Slep () imp. of Sleep. Slept.

Slepez (n.) A burrowing rodent (Spalax typhlus), native of Russia and Asia Minor. It has the general appearance of a mole, and is destitute of eyes. Called also mole rat.

Slept () imp. & p. p. of Sleep.

Sleuth (n.) The track of man or beast as followed by the scent.

Sleuthhound (n.) A hound that tracks animals by the scent; specifically, a bloodhound.

Slew () imp. of Slay.

Slew (v. t.) See Slue.

Slewed (a.) Somewhat drunk.

Slewth (n.) Sloth; idleness.

Sley (v. t.) A weaver's reed.

Sley (v. t.) A guideway in a knitting machine.

Sley (v. t.) To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed; -- a term used by weavers. See Sleave, and Sleid.

Slibber (a.) Slippery.

Slice (v. t.) A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.

Slice (v. t.) That which is thin and broad, like a slice.

Slice (v. t.) A broad, thin piece of plaster.

Slice (v. t.) A salver, platter, or tray.

Slice (v. t.) A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.

Slice (v. t.) A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.

Slice (v. t.) One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.

Slice (v. t.) A removable sliding bottom to galley.

Sliced (imp. & p. p.) of Slice

Slicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slice

Slice (v. t.) To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from.

Slice (v. t.) To cut into parts; to divide.

Slice (v. t.) To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or the grate bars of a furnace.

Slicer (n.) One who, or that which, slices; specifically, the circular saw of the lapidary.

Slich (n.) Alt. of Slick

Slick (n.) See Schlich.

Slick (a.) Sleek; smooth.

Slick (v. t.) To make sleek or smoth.

Slick (n.) A wide paring chisel.

Slicken (a.) Sleek; smooth.

Slickens (n.) The pulverized matter from a quartz mill, or the lighter soil of hydraulic mines.

Slickensides (n.) The smooth, striated, or partially polished surfaces of a fissure or seam, supposed to have been produced by the sliding of one surface on another.

Slickensides (n.) A variety of galena found in Derbyshire, England.

Slicker (n.) That which makes smooth or sleek.

Slicker (n.) A kind of burnisher for leather.

Slicker (n.) A curved tool for smoothing the surfaces of a mold after the withdrawal of the pattern.

Slicker (n.) A waterproof coat.

Slicking (n.) The act or process of smoothing.

Slicking (n.) Narrow veins of ore.

Slickness (n.) The state or quality of being slick; smoothness; sleekness.

Slid () imp. & p. p. of Slide.

Slidden () p. p. of Slide.

Slidder (v. t.) To slide with interruption.

Slidder (v. t.) Alt. of Sliddery

Slidderly (v. t.) Alt. of Sliddery

Sliddery (v. t.) Slippery.

Slid (imp.) of Slide

Slidden (p. p.) of Slide

Slid () of Slide

Slidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slide

Slide (v. t.) To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.

Slide (v. t.) Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet.

Slide (v. t.) To pass inadvertently.

Slide (v. t.) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.

Slide (v. t.) To slip when walking or standing; to fall.

Slide (v. t.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.

Slide (v. t.) To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.

Slide (v. t.) To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.

Slide (v. t.) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.

Slide (n.) The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.

Slide (n.) Smooth, even passage or progress.

Slide (n.) That on which anything moves by sliding.

Slide (n.) An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, esp. one constructed on a mountain side for conveying logs by sliding them down.

Slide (n.) A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.

Slide (n.) That which operates by sliding.

Slide (n.) A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.

Slide (n.) A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.

Slide (n.) A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.

Slide (n.) A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern, stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object to be examined with a microscope.

Slide (n.) The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also, the track of bare rock left by a land slide.

Slide (n.) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.

Slide (n.) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.

Slide (n.) An apparatus in the trumpet and trombone by which the sounding tube is lengthened and shortened so as to produce the tones between the fundamental and its harmonics.

Slide (n.) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.

Slide (n.) Same as Guide bar, under Guide.

Slide (n.) A slide valve.

Slidegroat (n.) The game of shovelboard.

Slider (a.) See Slidder.

Slider (n.) One who, or that which, slides; especially, a sliding part of an instrument or machine.

Slider (n.) The red-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys rugosa).

Sliding (a.) That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.

Sliding (a.) Slippery; elusory.

Slidometer (n.) An instrument for indicating and recording shocks to railway cars occasioned by sudden stopping.

Slight (n.) Sleight.

Slight (v. t.) To overthrow; to demolish.

Slight (v. t.) To make even or level.

Slight (v. t.) To throw heedlessly.

Slight (superl.) Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like.

Slight (superl.) Not stout or heavy; slender.

Slight (superl.) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Slighted (imp. & p. p.) of Slight

Slighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slight

Slight (v. t.) To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.

Slight (n.) The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.

Slight (adv.) Slightly.

Slighten (v. t.) To slight.

Slighter (n.) One who slights.

Slightful (a.) See Sleightful.

Slighting (a.) Characterized by neglect or disregard.

Slightingly (adv.) In a slighting manner.

Slightly (adv.) In a slight manner.

Slightly (adv.) Slightingly; negligently.

Slightness (n.) The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also, formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard.

Slighty (a.) Slight.

Slik (a.) Such.

Silkensides (n.) Same as Slickensides.

Slily (adv.) See Slyly.

Slim (superl.) Worthless; bad.

Slim (superl.) Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument.

Slim (superl.) Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree.

Slime (n.) Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.

Slime (n.) Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

Slime (n.) Bitumen.

Slime (n.) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

Slime (n.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.

Slimed (imp. & p. p.) of Slime

Sliming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slime

Slime (v. t.) To smear with slime.

Slimily (adv.) In a slimy manner.

Sliminess (n.) The quality or state of being slimy.

Slimly (adv.) In a state of slimness; in a slim manner; slenderly.

Slimness (n.) The quality or state of being slim.

Slimsy (a.) Flimsy; frail.

Slimy (superl.) Of or pertaining to slime; resembling slime; of the nature of slime; viscous; glutinous; also, covered or daubed with slime; yielding, or abounding in, slime.

Sliness (n.) See Slyness.

Sling (v. t.) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.

Sling (v. t.) The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.

Sling (v. t.) A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension

Sling (v. t.) A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.

Sling (v. t.) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.

Sling (v. t.) A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.

Sling (v. t.) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.

Slung (imp.) of Sling

Slang () of Sling

Slung (p. p.) of Sling

Slinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sling

Sling (v. t.) To throw with a sling.

Sling (v. t.) To throw; to hurl; to cast.

Sling (v. t.) To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

Sling (v. t.) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

Sling (n.) A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

Slinger (n.) One who slings, or uses a sling.

Slunk (imp.) of Slink

Slank () of Slink

Slunk (p. p.) of Slink

Slinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slink

Slink (a.) To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak.

Slink (a.) To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.

Slink (v. t.) To cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.

Slink (a.) Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf.

Slink (a.) Thin; lean.

Slink (n.) The young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a calf brought forth before its time.

Slink (n.) A thievish fellow; a sneak.

Slinky (a.) Thin; lank.

Slipped (imp. & p. p.) of Slip

Slipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slip

Slip (n.) To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.

Slip (n.) To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip.

Slip (n.) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.

Slip (n.) To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work.

Slip (n.) To err; to fall into error or fault.

Slip (v. t.) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.

Slip (v. t.) To omit; to loose by negligence.

Slip (v. t.) To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.

Slip (v. t.) To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.

Slip (v. t.) To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.

Slip (v. t.) To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.

Slip (n.) The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.

Slip (n.) An unintentional error or fault; a false step.

Slip (n.) A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.

Slip (n.) A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.

Slip (n.) A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.

Slip (n.) An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.

Slip (n.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.

Slip (n.) Any covering easily slipped on.

Slip (n.) A loose garment worn by a woman.

Slip (n.) A child's pinafore.

Slip (n.) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.

Slip (n.) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.

Slip (n.) A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.

Slip (n.) Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.

Slip (n.) Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.

Slip (n.) A particular quantity of yarn.

Slip (n.) An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.

Slip (n.) An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.

Slip (n.) A narrow passage between buildings.

Slip (n.) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.

Slip (n.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.

Slip (n.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.

Slip (n.) A fish, the sole.

Slip (n.) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip.

Slipboard (n.) A board sliding in grooves.

Slipcoat cheese () A rich variety of new cheese, resembling butter, but white.

Slipes (v.) Sledge runners on which a skip is dragged in a mine.

Slipknot (n.) knot which slips along the rope or line around which it is made.

Slip-on (n.) A kind of overcoat worn upon the shoulders in the manner of a cloak.

Slippage (n.) The act of slipping; also, the amount of slipping.

Slipper (n.) One who, or that which, slips.

Slipper (n.) A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.

Slipper (n.) A kind of apron or pinafore for children.

Slipper (n.) A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.

Slipper (n.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.

Slipper (a.) Slippery.

Slippered (a.) Wearing slippers.

Slipperily (adv.) In a slippery manner.

Slipperiness (n.) The quality of being slippery.

Slipperness (n.) Slipperiness.

Slipperwort (n.) See Calceolaria.

Slippery (a.) Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.

Slippery (a.) Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.

Slippery (a.) Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.

Slippery (a.) Liable to slip; not standing firm.

Slippery (a.) Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.

Slippery (a.) Uncertain in effect.

Slippery (a.) Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippiness (n.) Slipperiness.

Slippy (a.) Slippery.

Slipshod (a.) Wearing shoes or slippers down at the heel.

Slipshod (a.) Figuratively: Careless in dress, manners, style, etc.; slovenly; shuffling; as, slipshod manners; a slipshod or loose style of writing.

Slipshoe (n.) A slipper.

Slipskin (a.) Evasive.

Slipslop (n.) Weak, poor, or flat liquor; weak, profitless discourse or writing.

Slipstring (n.) One who has shaken off restraint; a prodigal.

Slipthrift (n.) A spendthrift.

Slish (n.) A cut; as, slish and slash.

Slit () 3d. pers. sing. pres. of Slide.

Slit (imp. & p. p.) of Slit

Slitted () of Slit

Slitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slit

Slit (n.) To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into straps.

Slit (n.) To cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the ear or the nose.

Slit (n.) To cut; to sever; to divide.

Slit (n.) A long cut; a narrow opening; as, a slit in the ear.

Slither (v. i.) To slide; to glide.

Slit-shell (n.) Any species of Pleurotomaria, a genus of beautiful, pearly, spiral gastropod shells having a deep slit in the outer lip. Many fossil species are known, and a few living ones are found in deep water in tropical seas.

Slitter (n.) One who, or that which, slits.

Slitting () a. & n. from Slit.

Slive (v. i.) To sneak.

Slive (v. t.) To cut; to split; to separate.

Slivered (imp. & p. p.) of Sliver

Slivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sliver

Sliver (v. t.) To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

Sliver (n.) A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.

Sliver (n.) A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning.

Sliver (n.) Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings.

Sloakan (n.) A species of seaweed. [Spelled also slowcawn.] See 3d Laver.

Sloam (n.) A layer of earth between coal seams.

Sloat (n.) A narrow piece of timber which holds together large pieces; a slat; as, the sloats of a cart.

Slobber (v. t. & i.) See Slabber.

Slobber (n.) See Slabber.

Slobber (n.) A jellyfish.

Slobber (n.) Salivation.

Slobberer (n.) One who slobbers.

Slobberer (n.) A slovenly farmer; a jobbing tailor.

Slobbery (a.) Wet; sloppy, as land.

Slock (v. t.) Alt. of Slocken

Slocken (v. t.) To quench; to allay; to slake. See Slake.

Slocking () a. & n. from Slock.

Sloe (n.) A small, bitter, wild European plum, the fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa); also, the tree itself.

Slogan (n.) The war cry, or gathering word, of a Highland clan in Scotland; hence, any rallying cry.

Sloggy (a.) Sluggish.

Sloke (n.) See Sloakan.

Sloo (n.) Alt. of Slue

Slue (n.) A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d Slough, 2.

Sloom (n.) Slumber.

Sloomy (a.) Sluggish; slow.

Sloop (n.) A vessel having one mast and fore-and-aft rig, consisting of a boom-and-gaff mainsail, jibs, staysail, and gaff topsail. The typical sloop has a fixed bowsprit, topmast, and standing rigging, while those of a cutter are capable of being readily shifted. The sloop usually carries a centerboard, and depends for stability upon breadth of beam rather than depth of keel. The two types have rapidly approximated since 1880. One radical distinction is that a slop may carry a centerboard. See Cutter, and Illustration in Appendix.

Slop (n.) Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

Slop (n.) Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the plural.

Slop (n.) Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.

Slopped (imp. & p. p.) of Slop

Slopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slop

Slop (v. t.) To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill.

Slop (v. t.) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.

Slop (v. i.) To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; -- often with over.

Slop (v. i.) Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a night dress, or a smock frock.

Slop (v. i.) A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.

Slop (v. i.) Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing, bedding, and other furnishings.

Slope (v. i.) An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another.

Slope (v. i.) Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.

Slope (a.) Sloping.

Slope (adv.) In a sloping manner.

Sloped (imp. & p. p.) of Slope

Sloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slope

Slope (v. t.) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.

Slope (v. i.) To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes.

Slope (v. i.) To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Slopeness (n.) State of being slope.

Slopewise (adv.) Obliquely.

Sloping (a.) Inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; declivous; slanting.

Sloppiness (n.) The quality or state of being sloppy; muddiness.

Sloppy (superl.) Wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy; as, a sloppy place, walk, road.

Slopseller (n.) One who sells slops, or ready-made clothes. See 4th Slop, 3.

Slopshop (n.) A shop where slops. or ready-made clothes, are sold.

Slopwork (n.) The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready-made clothing; also, such clothing; hence, hasty, slovenly work of any kind.

Slopy (a.) Sloping; inclined.

Slosh () Alt. of Sloshy

Sloshy () See Slush, Slushy.

Slot (n.) A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.

Slot (n.) A bolt or bar for fastening a door.

Slot (n.) A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.

Slot (v. t.) To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door.

Slot (n.) The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind.

Sloth (n.) Slowness; tardiness.

Sloth (n.) Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.

Sloth (n.) Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidae, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.

Sloth (v. i.) To be idle.

Slothful (a.) Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.

Slothhound (n.) See Sleuthhound.

Slotted (a.) Having a slot.

Slotting (n.) The act or process of making slots, or mortises.

Slouch (n.) A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.

Slouch (n.) An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.

Slouched (imp. & p. p.) of Slouch

Slouching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slouch

Slouch (v. i.) To droop, as the head.

Slouch (v. i.) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.

Slouch (v. t.) To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.

Slouching (a.) Hanging down at the side; limp; drooping; without firmness or shapeliness; moving in an ungainly manner.

Slouchy (a.) Slouching.

Slough (a.) Slow.

Slough (n.) A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.

Slough (n.) A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.

Slough () imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

Slough (n.) The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.

Slough (n.) The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.

Sloughed (imp. & p. p.) of Slough

Sloughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slough

Slough (v. i.) To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.

Slough (v. t.) To cast off; to discard as refuse.

Sloughing (n.) The act of casting off the skin or shell, as do insects and crustaceans; ecdysis.

Sloughy (a.) Full of sloughs, miry.

Sloughy (a.) Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living flesh.

Sloven (n.) A man or boy habitually negligent of neathess and order; -- the correlative term to slattern, or slut.

Slovenliness (n.) The quality or state of being slovenly.

Slowenly (a.) Having the habits of a sloven; negligent of neatness and order, especially in dress.

Slowenly (a.) Characteristic of a solven; lacking neatness and order; evincing negligence; as, slovenly dress.

Slovenly (adv.) a slovenly manner.

Slovenness (n.) Slovenliness.

Slovenry (n.) Slovenliness.

Slow () imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

Slow (superl.) Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.

Slow (superl.) Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.

Slow (superl.) Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.

Slow (superl.) Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.

Slow (superl.) Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.

Slow (superl.) Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.

Slow (superl.) Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.

Slow (adv.) Slowly.

Slowed (imp. & p. p.) of Slow

Slowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slow

Slow (v. t.) To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.

Slow (v. i.) To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

Slow (n.) A moth.

Slowback (n.) A lubber; an idle fellow; a loiterer.

Slowh () imp. of Slee,to slay.

Slowhound (n.) A sleuthhound.

Slowly (adv.) In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.

Slowness (n.) The quality or state of being slow.

Slows (n.) Milk sickness.

Slow-witted (a.) Dull of apprehension; not possessing quick intelligence.

Slowworm (v. t.) A lecertilian reptile; the blindworm.

Slub (n.) A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.

Slubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Slub

Slubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slub

Slub (v. t.) To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.

Slubbered (imp. & p. p.) of Slubber

Slubbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slubber

Slubber (v. t.) To do lazily, imperfectly, or coarsely.

Slubber (v. t.) To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.

Slubber (n.) A slubbing machine.

Slubberdegullion (n.) A mean, dirty wretch.

Slubberingly (adv.) In a slovenly, or hurried and imperfect, manner.

Slubbing () a. & n. from Slub.

Sludge (n.) Mud; mire; soft mud; slush.

Sludge (n.) Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow.

Sludge (n.) See Slime, 4.

Sludger (n.) A bucket for removing mud from a bored hole; a sand pump.

Sludy (a.) Miry; slushy.

Slued (imp. & p. p.) of Slue

Sluing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slue

Slue (v. t.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also of any heavy body.

Slue (v. t.) In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used reflexively and followed by round.

Slue (v. i.) To turn about; to turn from the course; to slip or slide and turn from an expected or desired course; -- often followed by round.

Slue (n.) See Sloough, 2.

Slug (n.) A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.

Slug (n.) A hindrance; an obstruction.

Slug (n.) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails.

Slug (n.) Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug.

Slug (n.) A ship that sails slowly.

Slug (n.) An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.

Slug (n.) A thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, -- used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc.

Slug (v. i.) To move slowly; to lie idle.

Slug (v. t.) To make sluggish.

Slugged (imp. & p. p.) of Slug

Slugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slug

Slug (v. t.) To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.

Slug (v. t.) To strike heavily.

Slug (v. i.) To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; -- said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm.

Slugabed (n.) One who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.

Sluggard (n.) A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone.

Sluggard (a.) Sluggish; lazy.

Sluggardize (v. t.) To make lazy.

Sluggardy (n.) The state of being a sluggard; sluggishness; sloth.

Slugger (n.) One who strikes heavy blows; hence, a boxer; a prize fighter.

Sluggish (a.) Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.

Sluggish (a.) Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.

Sluggish (a.) Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.

Sluggish (a.) Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.

Sluggy (a.) Sluggish.

Slug-horn (a.) An erroneous form of the Scotch word slughorne, or sloggorne, meaning slogan.

Slugs (n. pl.) Half-roasted ore.

Slugworm (n.) Any caterpillar which has the general appearance of a slug, as do those of certain moths belonging to Limacodes and allied genera, and those of certain sawflies.

Sluice (n.) An artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or flood gate.

Sluice (n.) Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.

Sluice (n.) The stream flowing through a flood gate.

Sluice (n.) A long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth.

Sluiced (imp. & p. p.) of Sluice

Sluicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sluice

Sluice (v. t.) To emit by, or as by, flood gates.

Sluice (v. t.) To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.

Sluice (v. t.) To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.

Sluiceway (n.) An artificial channel into which water is let by a sluice; specifically, a trough constructed over the bed of a stream, so that logs, lumber, or rubbish can be floated down to some convenient place of delivery.

Sluicy (a.) Falling copiously or in streams, as from a sluice.

Slum (n.) A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any low neighborhood or dark retreat; -- usually in the plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for theives.

Slum (n.) Same as Slimes.

Slumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Slumber

Slumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slumber

Slumber (v. i.) To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.

Slumber (v. i.) To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity.

Slumber (v. t.) To lay to sleep.

Slumber (v. t.) To stun; to stupefy.

Slumber (n.) Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.

Slumberer (n.) One who slumbers; a sleeper.

Slumberingly (adv.) In a slumbering manner.

Slumberless (a.) Without slumber; sleepless.

Slumberous (a.) Inviting slumber; soporiferous.

Slumberous (a.) Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.

Slumbery (a.) Sleepy.

Slumbrous (a.) Slumberous.

Slumming (vb. n.) Visiting slums.

Slump (n.) The gross amount; the mass; the lump.

Slump (v. t.) To lump; to throw into a mess.

Slumped (imp. & p. p.) of Slump

Slumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slump

Slump (v. i.) To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.

Slump (n.) A boggy place.

Slump (n.) The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.

Slumpy (a.) Easily broken through; boggy; marshy; swampy.

Slung () imp. & p. p. of Sling.

Slunk () imp. & p. p. of Slink.

Slurred (imp. & p. p.) of Slur

Slurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slur

Slur (v. t.) To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.

Slur (v. t.) To disparage; to traduce.

Slur (v. t.) To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.

Slur (v. t.) To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.

Slur (v. t.) To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.

Slur (v. t.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.

Slur (v. t.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.

Slur (n.) A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo.

Slur (n.) A trick played upon a person; an imposition.

Slur (n.) A mark, thus [/ or /], connecting notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.

Slur (n.) In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

Slurred (a.) Marked with a slur; performed in a smooth, gliding style, like notes marked with a slur.

Slush (n.) Soft mud.

Slush (n.) A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow.

Slush (n.) A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.

Slush (n.) The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.

Slush (n.) A mixture of white lead and lime, with which the bright parts of machines, such as the connecting rods of steamboats, are painted to be preserved from oxidation.

Slushed (imp. & p. p.) of Slush

Slushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slush

Slush (v. t.) To smear with slush or grease; as, to slush a mast.

Slush (v. t.) To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.

Slushy (a.) Abounding in slush; characterized by soft mud or half-melted snow; as, the streets are slushy; the snow is slushy.

Slut (n.) An untidy woman; a slattern.

Slut (n.) A servant girl; a drudge.

Slut (n.) A female dog; a bitch.

Slutch (n.) Slush.

Slutchy (a.) Slushy.

Sluthhound (n.) Sleuthhound.

Sluttery (n.) The qualities and practices of a slut; sluttishness; slatternlines.

Sluttish (a.) Like a slut; untidy; indecently negligent of cleanliness; disorderly; as, a sluttish woman.

Sly (v. t.) Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense.

Sly (v. t.) Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.

Sly (v. t.) Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.

Sly (v. t.) Light or delicate; slight; thin.

Sly (adv.) Slyly.

Slyboots (n.) A humerous appellation for a sly, cunning, or waggish person.

Slyly (adv.) In a sly manner; shrewdly; craftily.

Slyness (n.) The quality or state of being sly.

Slype (n.) A narrow passage between two buildings, as between the transept and chapter house of a monastery.

Ulan (n.) See Uhlan.

Ularburong (n.) A large East Indian nocturnal tree snake (Dipsas dendrophila). It is not venomous.

Ulcer (n.) A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the tissues.

Ulcer (n.) Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.

Ulcer (v. t.) To ulcerate.

Ulcerable (a.) Capable of ulcerating.

Ulcerated (imp. & p. p.) of Ulcerate

Ulcerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ulcerate

Ulcerate (v. i.) To be formed into an ulcer; to become ulcerous.

Ulcerate (v. t.) To affect with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers.

Ulcerated (a.) Affected with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers; as, an ulcerated sore throat.

Ulceration (n.) The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.

Ulcerative (a.) Of or pertaining to ulcers; as, an ulcerative process.

Ulcered (a.) Ulcerous; ulcerated.

Ulcerous (a.) Having the nature or character of an ulcer; discharging purulent or other matter.

Ulcerous (a.) Affected with an ulcer or ulcers; ulcerated.

Ulcuscle (n.) Alt. of Ulcuscule

Ulcuscule (n.) A little ulcer.

Ule (n.) A Mexican and Central American tree (Castilloa elastica and C. Markhamiana) related to the breadfruit tree. Its milky juice contains caoutchouc. Called also ule tree.

Ulema (n.) A college or corporation in Turkey composed of the hierarchy, namely, the imams, or ministers of religion, the muftis, or doctors of law, and the cadis, or administrators of justice.

Ulexite (n.) A mineral occurring in white rounded crystalline masses. It is a hydrous borate of lime and soda.

Uliginose (a.) Alt. of Uliginous

Uliginous (a.) Muddy; oozy; slimy; also, growing in muddy places.

Ullage (n.) The amount which a vessel, as a cask, of liquor lacks of being full; wantage; deficiency.

Ullet (n.) A European owl (Syrnium aluco) of a tawny color; -- called also uluia.

Ullmannite (n.) A brittle mineral of a steel-gray color and metallic luster, containing antimony, arsenic, sulphur, and nickel.

Ulluco (n.) See Melluc/o.

Ulmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a suborder of urticaceous plants, of which the elm is the type.

Ulmate (n.) A salt of ulmic acid.

Ulmic (a.) Pertaining to ulmin; designating an acid obtained from ulmin.

Ulmin (n.) A brown amorphous substance found in decaying vegetation. Cf. Humin.

Ulmus (n.) A genus of trees including the elm.

Ulna (n.) The postaxial bone of the forearm, or branchium, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. See Radius.

Ulna (n.) An ell; also, a yard.

Ulnage (n.) Measurement by the ell; alnage.

Ulnar (a.) Of or pertaining to the ulna, or the elbow; as, the ulnar nerve.

Ulnaria (pl. ) of Ulnare

Ulnare (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus, which articulates with the ulna and corresponds to the cuneiform in man.

Ulodendron (n.) A genus of fossil trees.

Ulonata (n. pl.) A division of insects nearly equivalent to the true Orthoptera.

Ulotrichan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ulotrichi.

Ulotrichan (n.) One of the Ulotrichi.

Ulotrichi (n. pl.) The division of mankind which embraces the races having woolly or crispy hair. Cf. Leiotrichi.

Ulotrichous (a.) Having woolly or crispy hair; -- opposed to leiotrichous.

Ulster (n.) A long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland.

Ulterior (a.) Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither.

Ulterior (a.) Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain.

Ulterior (n.) Ulterior side or part.

Ulteriorly (adv.) More distantly or remotely.

Ultima (a.) Most remote; furthest; final; last.

Ultima (n.) The last syllable of a word.

Ultimate (a.) Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.

Ultimate (a.) Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.

Ultimate (a.) Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter.

Ultimated (imp. & p. p.) of Ultimate

Ultimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ultimate

Ultimate (v. t. & i.) To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end.

Ultimate (v. t. & i.) To come or bring into use or practice.

Ultimately (adv.) As a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings.

Ultimation (n.) State of being ultimate; that which is ultimate, or final; ultimatum.

Ultimatums (pl. ) of Ultimatum

Ultimata (pl. ) of Ultimatum

Ultimatum (n.) A final proposition, concession, or condition; especially, the final propositions, conditions, or terms, offered by either of the parties in a diplomatic negotiation; the most favorable terms a negotiator can offer, the rejection of which usually puts an end to the hesitation.

Ultime (a.) Ultimate; final.

Ultimity (n.) The last stage or consequence; finality.

Ultimo () In the month immediately preceding the present; as, on the 1st ultimo; -- usually abbreviated to ult. Cf. Proximo.

Ultion (n.) The act of taking vengeance; revenge.

Ultra- (a.) A prefix from the Latin ultra beyond (see Ulterior), having in composition the signification beyond, on the other side, chiefly when joined with words expressing relations of place; as, ultramarine, ultramontane, ultramundane, ultratropical, etc. In other relations it has the sense of excessively, exceedingly, beyond what is common, natural, right, or proper; as, ultraconservative; ultrademocratic, ultradespotic, ultraliberal, ultraradical, etc.

Ultra (a.) Going beyond others, or beyond due limit; extreme; fanatical; uncompromising; as, an ultra reformer; ultra measures.

Ultra (n.) One who advocates extreme measures; an ultraist; an extremist; a radical.

Ultrage (n.) Outrage.

Ultraism (n.) The principles of those who advocate extreme measures, as radical reform, and the like.

Ultraist (n.) One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra.

Ultramarine (a.) Situated or being beyond the sea.

Ultramarine (n.) A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively.

Ultramontane () Being beyond the mountains; specifically, being beyond the Alps, in respect to the one who speaks.

Ultramontane (n.) One who resides beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps; a foreigner.

Ultramontane (n.) One who maintains extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy. See Ultramontanism.

Ultramontanism (n.) The principles of those within the Roman Catholic Church who maintain extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy; -- so used by those living north of the Alps in reference to the Italians; -- rarely used in an opposite sense, as referring to the views of those living north of the Alps and opposed to the papal claims. Cf. Gallicanism.

Ultramontanist (n.) One who upholds ultramontanism.

Ultramundane (a.) Being beyond the world, or beyond the limits of our system.

Ultrared (a.) Situated beyond or below the red rays; as, the ultrated rays of the spectrum, which are less refrangible than the red.

Ultratropical (a.) Situated beyond, or outside of, the tropics; extratropical; also, having an excessively tropical temperature; warmer than the tropics.

Ultraviolet (a.) Lying outside the visible spectrum at its violet end; -- said of rays more refrangible than the extreme violet rays of the spectrum.

Ultra vires () Beyond power; transcending authority; -- a phrase used frequently in relation to acts or enactments by corporations in excess of their chartered or statutory rights.

Ultrazodiacal (a.) Outside the zodiac; being in that part of the heavens that is more than eight degrees from the ecliptic; as, ultrazodiacal planets, that is, those planets which in part of their orbits go beyond the zodiac.

Ultroneous (a.) Spontaneous; voluntary.

Ulula (n.) A genus of owls including the great gray owl (Ulula cinerea) of Arctic America, and other similar species. See Illust. of Owl.

Ululant (a.) Howling; wailing.

Ululated (imp. & p. p.) of Ululate

Ululating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ululate

Ululate (v. i.) To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

Ululation (n.) A howling, as of a dog or wolf; a wailing.

Ulva (n.) A genus of thin papery bright green seaweeds including the kinds called sea lettuce.

Vlissmaki (n.) The diadem indris. See Indris.

Wlatsome (a.) Loathsome; disgusting; hateful.

Yle (n.) Isle.

Y level () See under Y, n.

Yliche (a. & adv.) Alt. of Ylike

Ylike (a. & adv.) Like; alike.

Yllanraton (n.) The agouara.









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