Words whose second letter is M
Am () The first person singular of the verb be, in the indicative mode, present tense. See Be.
Amability (n.) Lovableness.
Amacratic (a.) Amasthenic.
Amadavat (n.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird (Estrelda amandava), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the male, in summer, mostly crimson; -- called also red waxbill.
Amadou (n.) A spongy, combustible substance, prepared from fungus (Boletus and Polyporus) which grows on old trees; German tinder; punk. It has been employed as a styptic by surgeons, but its common use is as tinder, for which purpose it is prepared by soaking it in a strong solution of niter.
Amain (n.) With might; with full force; vigorously; violently; exceedingly.
Amain (n.) At full speed; in great haste; also, at once.
Amain (v. t.) To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc.
Amain (v. i.) To lower the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.
Amalgam (n.) An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals; as, an amalgam of tin, bismuth, etc.
Amalgam (n.) A mixture or compound of different things.
Amalgam (n.) A native compound of mercury and silver.
Amalgam (v. t. / i.) To amalgamate.
Amalgama (n.) Same as Amalgam.
Amalgamated (imp. & p. p.) of Amalgamate
Amalgamating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amalgamate
Amalgamate (v. t.) To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury.
Amalgamate (v. t.) To mix, so as to make a uniform compound; to unite or combine; as, to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one race with another.
Amalgamate (v. i.) To unite in an amalgam; to blend with another metal, as quicksilver.
Amalgamate (v. i.) To coalesce, as a result of growth; to combine into a uniform whole; to blend; as, two organs or parts amalgamate.
Amalgamate (a.) Alt. of Amalgamated
Amalgamated (a.) Coalesced; united; combined.
Amalgamation (n.) The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; -- applied particularly to the process of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury.
Amalgamation (n.) The mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or blending; a homogeneous union.
Amalgamative (a.) Characterized by amalgamation.
Amalgamator (n.) One who, or that which, amalgamates. Specifically: A machine for separating precious metals from earthy particles by bringing them in contact with a body of mercury with which they form an amalgam.
Amalgamize (v. t.) To amalgamate.
Amandine (n.) The vegetable casein of almonds.
Amandine (n.) A kind of cold cream prepared from almonds, for chapped hands, etc.
Amanitine (n.) The poisonous principle of some fungi.
Amanuenses (pl. ) of Amanuensis
Amanuensis (n.) A person whose employment is to write what another dictates, or to copy what another has written.
Amaracus (n.) A fragrant flower.
Amarant (n.) Amaranth, 1.
Amarantaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the amaranth is the type.
Amaranth (n.) An imaginary flower supposed never to fade.
Amaranth (n.) A genus of ornamental annual plants (Amaranthus) of many species, with green, purplish, or crimson flowers.
Amaranth (n.) A color inclining to purple.
Amaranthine (a.) Of or pertaining to amaranth.
Amaranthine (a.) Unfading, as the poetic amaranth; undying.
Amaranthine (a.) Of a purplish color.
Amaranthus (n.) Alt. of Amarantus
Amarantus (n.) Same as Amaranth.
Amarine (n.) A characteristic crystalline substance, obtained from oil of bitter almonds.
Amaritude (n.) Bitterness.
Amaryllidaceous (a.) Alt. of Amaryllideous
Amaryllideous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, an order of plants differing from the lily family chiefly in having the ovary below the /etals. The narcissus and daffodil are members of this family.
Amaryllis (n.) A pastoral sweetheart.
Amaryllis (n.) A family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others.
Amaryllis (n.) A genus of the same family, including the Belladonna lily.
Amassed (imp. & p. p.) of Amass
Amassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amass
Amass (v. t.) To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases.
Amass (n.) A mass; a heap.
Amassable (a.) Capable of being amassed.
Amasser (n.) One who amasses.
Amassette (n.) An instrument of horn used for collecting painters' colors on the stone in the process of grinding.
Amassment (n.) An amassing; a heap collected; a large quantity or number brought together; an accumulation.
Amasthenic (a.) Uniting the chemical rays of light into one focus, as a certain kind of lens; amacratic.
Amate (v. t.) To dismay; to dishearten; to daunt.
Amate (v. t.) To be a mate to; to match.
Amateur (n.) A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.
Amateurish (a.) In the style of an amateur; superficial or defective like the work of an amateur.
Amateurism (n.) The practice, habit, or work of an amateur.
Amateurship (n.) The quality or character of an amateur.
Amative (a.) Full of love; amatory.
Amativeness (n.) The faculty supposed to influence sexual desire; propensity to love.
Amatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a lover or to love making; amatory; as, amatorial verses.
Amatorially (adv.) In an amatorial manner.
Amatorian (a.) Amatory.
Amatorious (a.) Amatory.
Amatory (a.) Pertaining to, producing, or expressing, sexual love; as, amatory potions.
Amaurosis (n.) A loss or decay of sight, from loss of power in the optic nerve, without any perceptible external change in the eye; -- called also gutta serena, the "drop serene" of Milton.
Amaurotic (a.) Affected with amaurosis; having the characteristics of amaurosis.
Amazed (imp. & p. p.) of Amaze
Amazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amaze
Amaze (v. t.) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
Amaze (v. t.) To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly.
Amaze (v. i.) To be astounded.
Amaze (v. t.) Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement.
Amazedly (adv.) In amazement; with confusion or astonishment.
Amazedness (n.) The state of being amazed, or confounded with fear, surprise, or wonder.
Amazeful (a.) Full of amazement.
Amazement (n.) The condition of being amazed; bewilderment [Obs.]; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration.
Amazement (n.) Frenzy; madness.
Amazing (a.) Causing amazement; very wonderful; as, amazing grace.
Amazon (n.) One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior.
Amazon (n.) A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago.
Amazon (n.) A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis
Amazonian (a.) Pertaining to or resembling an Amazon; of masculine manners; warlike.
Amazonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Amazon in South America, or to its valley.
Amazonite (n.) Alt. of Amazon stone
Amazon stone (n.) A variety of feldspar, having a verdigris-green color.
Amb- () Alt. of Ambi-
Ambi- () A prefix meaning about, around; -- used in words derived from the Latin.
Ambages (n. pl.) A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.
Ambaginous (a.) Ambagious.
Ambagious (a.) Circumlocutory; circuitous.
Ambagitory (a.) Ambagious.
Ambassade (ambassade.) Alt. of Embassade
Embassade (ambassade.) The mission of an ambassador.
Embassade (ambassade.) An embassy.
Ambassador (n.) Alt. of Embassador
Embassador (n.) A minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to represent there his sovereign or country.
Embassador (n.) An official messenger and representative.
Ambassadorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an ambassador.
Ambassadorship (n.) The state, office, or functions of an ambassador.
Ambassadress (n.) A female ambassador; also, the wife of an ambassador.
Ambassage (n.) Same as Embassage.
Ambassy (n.) See Embassy, the usual spelling.
Amber (n.) A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc., and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric.
Amber (n.) Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky.
Amber (n.) Ambergris.
Amber (n.) The balsam, liquidambar.
Amber (a.) Consisting of amber; made of amber.
Amber (a.) Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.
Ambered (p. p. & p. a.) of Amber
Amber (v. t.) To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
Amber (v. t.) To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.
Amber fish () A fish of the southern Atlantic coast (Seriola Carolinensis.)
Ambergrease (n.) See Ambergris.
Ambergris (n.) A substance of the consistence of wax, found floating in the Indian Ocean and other parts of the tropics, and also as a morbid secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), which is believed to be in all cases its true origin. In color it is white, ash-gray, yellow, or black, and often variegated like marble. The floating masses are sometimes from sixty to two hundred and twenty-five pounds in weight. It is wholly volatilized as a white vapor at 212! Fahrenheit, and is highly valued in perfumery.
Amber room () A room formerly in the Czar's Summer Palace in Russia, which was richly decorated with walls and fixtures made from amber. The amber was removed by occupying German troops during the Second World War and has, as of 1997, never been recovered. The room is being recreated from old photographs by Russian artisans.
Amber seed () Seed of the Hibiscus abelmoschus, somewhat resembling millet, brought from Egypt and the West Indies, and having a flavor like that of musk; musk seed.
Amber tree () A species of Anthospermum, a shrub with evergreen leaves, which, when bruised, emit a fragrant odor.
Ambes-as (n.) Ambs-ace.
Ambidexter (a.) Using both hands with equal ease.
Ambidexter (n.) A person who uses both hands with equal facility.
Ambidexter (n.) A double-dealer; one equally ready to act on either side in party disputes.
Ambidexter (n.) A juror who takes money from both parties for giving his verdict.
Ambidexterity (n.) The quality of being ambidextrous; the faculty of using both hands with equal facility.
Ambidexterity (n.) Versatility; general readiness; as, ambidexterity of argumentation.
Ambidexterity (n.) Double-dealing.
Ambidexterity (n.) A juror's taking of money from the both parties for a verdict.
Ambidextral (a.) Pertaining equally to the right-hand side and the left-hand side.
Ambidextrous (a.) Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease.
Ambidextrous (a.) Practicing or siding with both parties.
Ambidextrously (adv.) In an ambidextrous manner; cunningly.
Ambidextrousness (n.) The quality of being ambidextrous; ambidexterity.
Ambient (a.) Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing.
Ambient (n.) Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient.
Ambigenous (a.) Of two kinds.
Ambigenous (a.) Partaking of two natures, as the perianth of some endogenous plants, where the outer surface is calycine, and the inner petaloid.
Ambigu (n.) An entertainment at which a medley of dishes is set on at the same time.
Ambiguities (pl. ) of Ambiguity
Ambiguity (n.) The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression.
Ambiguous (a.) Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an ambiguous course; an ambiguous expression.
Ambiguously (adv.) In an ambiguous manner; with doubtful meaning.
Ambiguousness (n.) Ambiguity.
Ambilevous (a.) Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; -- opposed to ambidexter.
Ambiloquy (n.) Doubtful or ambiguous language.
Ambiparous (a.) Characterized by containing the rudiments of both flowers and leaves; -- applied to a bud.
Ambit (n.) Circuit or compass.
Ambition (n.) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.
Ambition (n.) An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.
Ambition (v. t.) To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.
Ambitionist (n.) One excessively ambitious.
Ambitionless (a.) Devoid of ambition.
Ambitious (a.) Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
Ambitious (a.) Strongly desirous; -- followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
Ambitious (a.) Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.
Ambitiously (adv.) In an ambitious manner.
Ambitiousness (n.) The quality of being ambitious; ambition; pretentiousness.
Ambitus (n.) The exterior edge or border of a thing, as the border of a leaf, or the outline of a bivalve shell.
Ambitus (n.) A canvassing for votes.
Ambled (imp. & p. p.) of Amble
Ambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amble
Amble (v. i.) To go at the easy gait called an amble; -- applied to the horse or to its rider.
Amble (v. i.) To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks.
Amble (n.) A peculiar gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are moved at the same time, alternating with the legs on the other side.
Amble (n.) A movement like the amble of a horse.
Ambler (n.) A horse or a person that ambles.
Amblingly (adv.) With an ambling gait.
Amblotic (a.) Tending to cause abortion.
Amblygon (n.) An obtuse-angled figure, esp. and obtuse-angled triangle.
Amblygonal (a.) Obtuse-angled.
Amblyopia (n.) Alt. of Amblyopy
Amblyopy (n.) Weakness of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of the interior of the eye; the first degree of amaurosis.
Amblyopic (a.) Of or pertaining to amblyopy.
Amblypoda (n. pl.) A group of large, extinct, herbivorous mammals, common in the Tertiary formation of the United States.
Ambos (pl. ) of Ambo
Ambo (n.) A large pulpit or reading desk, in the early Christian churches.
Ambon (n.) Same as Ambo.
Amboyna wood () A beautiful mottled and curled wood, used in cabinetwork. It is obtained from the Pterocarpus Indicus of Amboyna, Borneo, etc.
Ambreate (n.) A salt formed by the combination of ambreic acid with a base or positive radical.
Ambreic (a.) Of or pertaining to ambrein; -- said of a certain acid produced by digesting ambrein in nitric acid.
Ambrein (n.) A fragrant substance which is the chief constituent of ambergris.
Ambrite (n.) A fossil resin occurring in large masses in New Zealand.
Ambrose (n.) A sweet-scented herb; ambrosia. See Ambrosia, 3.
Ambrosia (n.) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it.
Ambrosia (n.) An unguent of the gods.
Ambrosia (n.) A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.
Ambrosia (n.) Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
Ambrosiac (a.) Having the qualities of ambrosia; delicious.
Ambrosial (a.) Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious.
Ambrosial (a.) Divinely excellent or beautiful.
Ambrosially (adv.) After the manner of ambrosia; delightfully.
Ambrosian (a.) Ambrosial.
Ambrosian (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose.
Ambrosin (n.) An early coin struck by the dukes of Milan, and bearing the figure of St. Ambrose on horseback.
Ambrotype (n.) A picture taken on a plate of prepared glass, in which the lights are represented in silver, and the shades are produced by a dark background visible through the unsilvered portions of the glass.
Ambries (pl. ) of Ambry
Ambry (n.) In churches, a kind of closet, niche, cupboard, or locker for utensils, vestments, etc.
Ambry (n.) A store closet, as a pantry, cupboard, etc.
Ambry (n.) Almonry.
Ambs-ace (n.) Double aces, the lowest throw of all at dice. Hence: Bad luck; anything of no account or value.
Ambulacral (a.) Of or pertaining to ambulacra; avenuelike; as, the ambulacral ossicles, plates, spines, and suckers of echinoderms.
Ambulacriform (a.) Having the form of ambulacra.
Ambulacra (pl. ) of Ambulacrum
Ambulacrum (n.) One of the radical zones of echinoderms, along which run the principal nerves, blood vessels, and water tubes. These zones usually bear rows of locomotive suckers or tentacles, which protrude from regular pores. In star fishes they occupy the grooves along the under side of the rays.
Ambulacrum (n.) One of the suckers on the feet of mites.
Ambulance (n.) A field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance corps.
Ambulance (n.) An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.
Ambulant (a.) Walking; moving from place to place.
Ambulate (v. i.) To walk; to move about.
Ambulation (n.) The act of walking.
Ambulative (a.) Walking.
Ambulator (n.) One who walks about; a walker.
Ambulator (n.) A beetle of the genus Lamia.
Ambulator (n.) A genus of birds, or one of this genus.
Ambulator (n.) An instrument for measuring distances; -- called also perambulator.
Ambulatorial (a.) Ambulatory; fitted for walking.
Ambulatory (a.) Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.
Ambulatory (a.) Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places.
Ambulatory (a.) Pertaining to a walk.
Ambulatory (a.) Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.
Ambulatories (pl. ) of Ambulatory
Ambulatory (n.) A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.
Amburry (n.) Same as Anbury.
Ambuscade (v. t.) A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.
Ambuscade (v. t.) A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly.
Ambuscade (v. t.) The body of troops lying in ambush.
Ambuscaded (imp. & p. p.) of Ambuscade
Ambuscading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ambuscade
Ambuscade (v. t.) To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.
Ambuscade (v. t.) To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.
Ambuscade (v. i.) To lie in ambush.
Ambuscado (n.) Ambuscade.
Ambuscadoed (p. p.) Posted in ambush; ambuscaded.
Ambush (v. t.) A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
Ambush (v. t.) A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
Ambush (v. t.) The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait.
Ambushed (imp. & p. p.) of Ambush
Ambushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ambush
Ambush (v. t.) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
Ambush (v. t.) To attack by ambush; to waylay.
Ambush (v. i.) To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk.
Ambusher (n.) One lying in ambush.
Ambushment (v. t.) An ambush.
Ambustion (n.) A burn or scald.
Amebean (a.) See Am/bean.
Ameer (n.) Alt. of Amir
Amir (n.) Emir.
Amir (n.) One of the Mohammedan nobility of Afghanistan and Scinde.
Amel (v. t.) Enamel.
Amel (v. t.) To enamel.
Amelcorn (n.) A variety of wheat from which starch is produced; -- called also French rice.
Ameliorable (a.) Capable of being ameliorated.
Ameliorated (imp. & p. p.) of Ameliorate
Ameliorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ameliorate
Ameliorate (v. t.) To make better; to improve; to meliorate.
Ameliorate (v. i.) To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.
Amelioration (n.) The act of ameliorating, or the state of being ameliorated; making or becoming better; improvement; melioration.
Ameliorative (a.) Tending to ameliorate; producing amelioration or improvement; as, ameliorative remedies, efforts.
Ameliorator (n.) One who ameliorates.
Amen (interj., adv., & n.) An expression used at the end of prayers, and meaning, So be it. At the end of a creed, it is a solemn asseveration of belief. When it introduces a declaration, it is equivalent to truly, verily.
Amen (v. t.) To say Amen to; to sanction fully.
Amenability (n.) The quality of being amenable; amenableness.
Amenable (a.) Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband.
Amenable (a.) Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law.
Amenable (a.) Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
Amenable (a.) Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.
Amenableness (n.) The quality or state of being amenable; liability to answer charges; answerableness.
Amenably (adv.) In an amenable manner.
Amenage (v. t.) To manage.
Amenance (n.) Behavior; bearing.
Amended (imp. & p. p.) of Amend
Amending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amend
Amend (v. t.) To change or modify in any way for the better
Amend (v. t.) by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like;
Amend (v. t.) by supplying deficiencies;
Amend (v. t.) by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify.
Amend (v. i.) To grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve.
Amendable (a.) Capable of being amended; as, an amendable writ or error.
Amendatory (a.) Supplying amendment; corrective; emendatory.
Amende (n.) A pecuniary punishment or fine; a reparation or recantation.
Amender (n.) One who amends.
Amendful (a.) Much improving.
Amendment (n.) An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
Amendment (n.) In public bodies; Any alternation made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion by adding, changing, substituting, or omitting.
Amendment (n.) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
Amends (n. sing. & pl.) Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.
Amenities (pl. ) of Amenity
Amenity (n.) The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.
Amenorrhoea (n.) Retention or suppression of the menstrual discharge.
Amenorrhoeal (a.) Pertaining to amenorrhoea.
A mensa et thoro () A kind of divorce which does not dissolve the marriage bond, but merely authorizes a separate life of the husband and wife.
Ament (n.) A species of inflorescence; a catkin.
Amentaceous (a.) Resembling, or consisting of, an ament or aments; as, the chestnut has an amentaceous inflorescence.
Amentaceous (a.) Bearing aments; having flowers arranged in aments; as, amentaceous plants.
Amentia (n.) Imbecility; total want of understanding.
Amentiferous (a.) Bearing catkins.
Amentiform (a.) Shaped like a catkin.
Amenta (pl. ) of Amentum
Amentum (n.) Same as Ament.
Amenuse (v. t.) To lessen.
Amerced (imp. & p. p.) of Amerce
Amercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amerce
Amerce (v. t.) To punish by a pecuniary penalty, the amount of which is not fixed by law, but left to the discretion of the court; as, the amerced the criminal in the sum on the hundred dollars.
Amerce (v. t.) To punish, in general; to mulct.
Amerceable (a.) Liable to be amerced.
Amercement (n.) The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine,in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed by statue for an offense; but an amercement is arbitrary. Hence, the act or practice of affeering. [See Affeer.]
Amercer (n.) One who amerces.
Amerciament (n.) Same as Amercement.
American (a.) Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.
American (a.) Of or pertaining to the United States.
American (n.) A native of America; -- originally applied to the aboriginal inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America, and especially to the citizens of the United States.
Americanism (n.) Attachment to the United States.
Americanism (n.) A custom peculiar to the United States or to America; an American characteristic or idea.
Americanism (n.) A word or phrase peculiar to the United States.
Americanization (n.) The process of Americanizing.
Americanizer (imp. & p. p.) of Americanize
Americanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Americanize
Americanize (v. t.) To render American; to assimilate to the Americans in customs, ideas, etc.; to stamp with American characteristics.
Ames-ace (n.) Same as Ambs-ace.
Amess (n.) Amice, a hood or cape. See 2d Amice.
Ametabola (n. pl.) A group of insects which do not undergo any metamorphosis.
Ametabolian (a.) Of or pertaining to insects that do undergo any metamorphosis.
Ametabolic (a.) Alt. of Ametabolous
Ametabolous (a.) Not undergoing any metamorphosis; as, ametabolic insects.
Amethodist (n.) One without method; a quack.
Amethyst () A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone.
Amethyst () A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.
Amethystine (a.) Resembling amethyst, especially in color; bluish violet.
Amethystine (a.) Composed of, or containing, amethyst.
Ametropia (n.) Any abnormal condition of the refracting powers of the eye.
Amharic (a.) Of or pertaining to Amhara, a division of Abyssinia; as, the Amharic language is closely allied to the Ethiopic.
Amharic (n.) The Amharic language (now the chief language of Abyssinia).
Amia (n.) A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to North America; called bowfin in Lake Champlain, dogfish in Lake Erie, and mudfish in South Carolina, etc. See Bowfin.
Amiability (n.) The quality of being amiable; amiableness; sweetness of disposition.
Amiable (a.) Lovable; lovely; pleasing.
Amiable (a.) Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
Amiable (a.) Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman.
Amiable (a.) Done out of love.
Amiableness (n.) The quality of being amiable; amiability.
Amiably (adv.) In an amiable manner.
Amianth (n.) See Amianthus.
Amianthiform (a.) Resembling amianthus in form.
Amianthoid (a.) Resembling amianthus.
Amianthus (n.) Earth flax, or mountain flax; a soft silky variety of asbestus.
Amic (a.) Related to, or derived, ammonia; -- used chiefly as a suffix; as, amic acid; phosphamic acid.
Amicability (n.) The quality of being amicable; friendliness; amicableness.
Amicable (a.) Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement.
Amicableness (n.) The quality of being amicable; amicability.
Amicably (adv.) In an amicable manner.
Amice (n.) A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church while saying Mass.
Amice (n.) A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur, formerly worn by the clergy; -- written also amess, amyss, and almuce.
Amid (prep.) See Amidst.
Amide (n.) A compound formed by the union of amidogen with an acid element or radical. It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.
Amidin (n.) Start modified by heat so as to become a transparent mass, like horn. It is soluble in cold water.
Amido (a.) Containing, or derived from, amidogen.
Amidogen (n.) A compound radical, NH2, not yet obtained in a separate state, which may be regarded as ammonia from the molecule of which one of its hydrogen atoms has been removed; -- called also the amido group, and in composition represented by the form amido.
Amidships (adv.) In the middle of a ship, with regard to her length, and sometimes also her breadth.
Amidst (prep.) Alt. of Amid
Amid (prep.) In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.
Amine (n.) One of a class of strongly basic substances derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms by a basic atom or radical.
Amioid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Amioidei.
Amioid (n.) One of the Amioidei.
Amioidei (n. pl.) An order of ganoid fishes of which Amia is the type. See Bowfin and Ganoidei.
Amir (n.) Same as Ameer.
Amiss (adv.) Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.
Amiss (a.) Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
Amiss (n.) A fault, wrong, or mistake.
Amissibility () The quality of being amissible; possibility of being lost.
Amissible (a.) Liable to be lost.
Amission (n.) Deprivation; loss.
Amit (v. t.) To lose.
Amities (pl. ) of Amity
Amity (n.) Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories.
Amma (n.) An abbes or spiritual mother.
Ammeter (n.) A contraction of amperometer or amperemeter.
Ammiral (n.) An obsolete form of admiral.
Ammite (n.) Oolite or roestone; -- written also hammite.
Ammodyte (n.) One of a genus of fishes; the sand eel.
Ammodyte (n.) A kind of viper in southern Europe.
Ammonia (n.) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste: -- often called volatile alkali, and spirits of hartshorn.
Ammoniac (a.) Alt. of Ammoniacal
Ammoniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas.
Ammoniac (n.) Alt. of Gum ammoniac
Gum ammoniac (n.) The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.
Ammoniated (a.) Combined or impregnated with ammonia.
Ammonic (a.) Of or pertaining to ammonia.
Ammonite (n.) A fossil cephalopod shell related to the nautilus. There are many genera and species, and all are extinct, the typical forms having existed only in the Mesozoic age, when they were exceedingly numerous. They differ from the nautili in having the margins of the septa very much lobed or plaited, and the siphuncle dorsal. Also called serpent stone, snake stone, and cornu Ammonis.
Ammonitiferous (a.) Containing fossil ammonites.
Ammonitoidea (n. pl.) An extensive group of fossil cephalopods often very abundant in Mesozoic rocks. See Ammonite.
Ammonium (n.) A compound radical, NH4, having the chemical relations of a strongly basic element like the alkali metals.
Ammunition (n.) Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.
Ammunition (n.) Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Ammunition (n.) Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
Ammunitioned (imp. & p. p.) of Ammunition
Ammunitioning (p pr. & vb. n.) of Ammunition
Ammunition (v. t.) To provide with ammunition.
Amnesia (n.) Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or names in the place of those he wishes to employ.
Amnesic (a.) Of or pertaining to amnesia.
Amnestic (a.) Causing loss of memory.
Amnesty (v.) Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.
Amnesty (v.) An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection.
Amnestied (imp. p. p.) of Amnesty
Amnestying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amnesty
Amnesty (v. t.) To grant amnesty to.
Amnicolist (n.) One who lives near a river.
Amnigenous (a.) Born or bred in, of, or near a river.
Amnion (n.) A thin membrane surrounding the embryos of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Amnios (n.) Same as Amnion.
Amniota (n. pl.) That group of vertebrates which develops in its embryonic life the envelope called the amnion. It comprises the reptiles, the birds, and the mammals.
Amniotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the amnion; characterized by an amnion; as, the amniotic fluid; the amniotic sac.
Amoebae (pl. ) of Amoeba
Amoebas (pl. ) of Amoeba
Amoeba (n.) A rhizopod. common in fresh water, capable of undergoing many changes of form at will. See Rhizopoda.
Amoebaeum (n.) A poem in which persons are represented at speaking alternately; as the third and seventh eclogues of Virgil.
Amoebea (n. pl.) That division of the Rhizopoda which includes the amoeba and similar forms.
Amoebean (a.) Alternately answering.
Amoebian (n.) One of the Amoebea.
Amoebiform (a.) Alt. of Amoeboid
Amoeboid (a.) Resembling an amoeba; amoeba-shaped; changing in shape like an amoeba.
Amoebous (a.) Like an amoeba in structure.
Amolition (n.) Removal; a putting away.
Amomum (n.) A genus of aromatic plants. It includes species which bear cardamoms, and grains of paradise.
Amoneste (v. t.) To admonish.
Among (prep.) Alt. of Amongst
Amongst (prep.) Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
Amongst (prep.) Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of.
Amongst (prep.) Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action.
Amontillado (n.) A dry kind of cherry, of a light color.
Amoret (n.) An amorous girl or woman; a wanton.
Amoret (n.) A love knot, love token, or love song. (pl.) Love glances or love tricks.
Amoret (n.) A petty love affair or amour.
Amorette (n.) An amoret.
Amorist (n.) A lover; a gallant.
A-mornings (adv.) In the morning; every morning.
Amorosa (n.) A wanton woman; a courtesan.
Amorosity (n.) The quality of being amorous; lovingness.
Amoroso (n.) A lover; a man enamored.
Amoroso (adv.) In a soft, tender, amatory style.
Amorous (a.) Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition.
Amorous (a.) Affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of; formerly with on.
Amorous (a.) Of or relating to, or produced by, love.
Amorously (adv.) In an amorous manner; fondly.
Amorousness (n.) The quality of being amorous, or inclined to sexual love; lovingness.
Amorphas (pl. ) of Amorpha
Amorpha (n.) A genus of leguminous shrubs, having long clusters of purple flowers; false or bastard indigo.
Amorphism (n.) A state of being amorphous; esp. a state of being without crystallization even in the minutest particles, as in glass, opal, etc.
Amorphous (a.) Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless.
Amorphous (a.) Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized.
Amorphous (a.) Of no particular kind or character; anomalous.
Amorphozoa (n. pl.) Animals without a mouth or regular internal organs, as the sponges.
Amorphozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amorphozoa.
Amorphy (n.) Shapelessness.
Amort (a.) As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed.
Amortise (n.) Alt. of Amortisement
Amortisation (n.) Alt. of Amortisement
Amortisable (n.) Alt. of Amortisement
Amortisement (n.) Same as Amortize, Amortization, etc.
Amortizable (a.) Capable of being cleared off, as a debt.
Amortization (n.) The act or right of alienating lands to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring them to dead hands, or in mortmain.
Amortization (n.) The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund; also, the money thus paid.
Amortize (v. t.) To make as if dead; to destroy.
Amortize (v. t.) To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a corporation. See Mortmain.
Amortize (v. t.) To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund.
Amortizement (n.) Same as Amortization.
Amorwe (adv.) In the morning.
Amorwe (adv.) On the following morning.
Amotion (n.) Removal; ousting; especially, the removal of a corporate officer from his office.
Amotion (n.) Deprivation of possession.
Amotus (a.) Elevated, -- as a toe, when raised so high that the tip does not touch the ground.
Amounted (imp. & p. p.) of Amount
Amounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amount
Amount (n.) To go up; to ascend.
Amount (n.) To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or whole; -- with to or unto.
Amount (n.) To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little.
Amount (v. t.) To signify; to amount to.
Amount (n.) The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a bill; the amount of this year's revenue.
Amount (n.) The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.
Amour (n.) Love; affection.
Amour (n.) Love making; a love affair; usually, an unlawful connection in love; a love intrigue; an illicit love affair.
Amour propre () Self-love; self-esteem.
Amovability (n.) Liability to be removed or dismissed from office.
Amovable (a.) Removable.
Amove (v. t.) To remove, as a person or thing, from a position.
Amove (v. t.) To dismiss from an office or station.
Amove (v. t. & i.) To move or be moved; to excite.
Ampelite (n.) An earth abounding in pyrites, used by the ancients to kill insects, etc., on vines; -- applied by Brongniart to a carbonaceous alum schist.
Ampere (n.) Alt. of Ampere
Ampere (n.) The unit of electric current; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the unvarying current which, when passed through a standard solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the international ampere.
Amperemeter (n.) Alt. of Amperometer
Amperometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of an electrical current in amperes.
Ampersand (n.) A word used to describe the character /, /, or &.
Amphi- () A prefix in words of Greek origin, signifying both, of both kinds, on both sides, about, around.
Amphiarthrodial (a.) Characterized by amphiarthrosis.
Amphiarthrosis (n.) A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis.
Amphiaster (n.) The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell-division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rodlike fibers diverging from each aster, and called the spindle.
Amphibia (n. pl.) One of the classes of vertebrates.
Amphibial (a. & n.) Amphibian.
Amphibian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphibia; as, amphibian reptiles.
Amphibian (n.) One of the Amphibia.
Amphibiological (a.) Pertaining to amphibiology.
Amphibiology (n.) A treatise on amphibious animals; the department of natural history which treats of the Amphibia.
Amphibiotica (n. pl.) A division of insects having aquatic larvae.
Amphibious (a.) Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.
Amphibious (a.) Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land and water.
Amphibious (a.) Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.
Amphibiously (adv.) Like an amphibious being.
Amphibia (pl. ) of Amphibium
Amphibiums (pl. ) of Amphibium
Amphibium (n.) An amphibian.
Amphiblastic (a.) Segmenting unequally; -- said of telolecithal ova with complete segmentation.
Amphibole (n.) A common mineral embracing many varieties varying in color and in composition. It occurs in monoclinic crystals; also massive, generally with fibrous or columnar structure. The color varies from white to gray, green, brown, and black. It is a silicate of magnesium and calcium, with usually aluminium and iron. Some common varieties are tremolite, actinolite, asbestus, edenite, hornblende (the last name being also used as a general term for the whole species). Amphibole is a constituent of many crystalline rocks, as syenite, diorite, most varieties of trachyte, etc. See Hornblende.
Amphibolic (a.) Of or pertaining to amphiboly; ambiguous; equivocal.
Amphibolic (a.) Of or resembling the mineral amphibole.
Amphibological (a.) Of doubtful meaning; ambiguous.
Amphibologies (pl. ) of Amphibology
Amphibology (n.) A phrase, discourse, or proposition, susceptible of two interpretations; and hence, of uncertain meaning. It differs from equivocation, which arises from the twofold sense of a single term.
Amphibolous (a.) Ambiguous; doubtful.
Amphibolous (a.) Capable of two meanings.
Amphibolies (pl. ) of Amphiboly
Amphiboly (n.) Ambiguous discourse; amphibology.
Amphibrach (n.) A foot of three syllables, the middle one long, the first and last short (~ -- ~); as, h/b/r/. In modern prosody the accented syllable takes the place of the long and the unaccented of the short; as, pro-phet#ic.
Amphicarpic (a.) Alt. of Amphicarpous
Amphicarpous (a.) Producing fruit of two kinds, either as to form or time of ripening.
Amphichroic (a.) Exhibiting or producing two colors, as substances which in the color test may change red litmus to blue and blue litmus to red.
Amphicoelian (a.) Alt. of Amphicoelous
Amphicoelous (a.) Having both ends concave; biconcave; -- said of vertebrae.
Amphicome (n.) A kind of figured stone, rugged and beset with eminences, anciently used in divination.
Amphictyonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphictyons or their League or Council; as, an Amphictyonic town or state; the Amphictyonic body.
Amphictyons (n. pl.) Deputies from the confederated states of ancient Greece to a congress or council. They considered both political and religious matters.
Amphictyonies (pl. ) of Amphictyony
Amphictyony (n.) A league of states of ancient Greece; esp. the celebrated confederation known as the Amphictyonic Council. Its object was to maintain the common interests of Greece.
Amphid (n.) A salt of the class formed by the combination of an acid and a base, or by the union of two oxides, two sulphides, selenides, or tellurides, as distinguished from a haloid compound.
Amphidisc (n.) A peculiar small siliceous spicule having a denticulated wheel at each end; -- found in freshwater sponges.
Amphidromical (a.) Pertaining to an Attic festival at the naming of a child; -- so called because the friends of the parents carried the child around the hearth and then named it.
Amphigamous (a.) Having a structure entirely cellular, and no distinct sexual organs; -- a term applied by De Candolle to the lowest order of plants.
Amphigean (a.) Extending over all the zones, from the tropics to the polar zones inclusive.
Amphigen (n.) An element that in combination produces amphid salt; -- applied by Berzelius to oxygen, sulphur, selenium, and tellurium.
Amphigene (n.) Leucite.
Amphigenesis (n.) Sexual generation; amphigony.
Amphigenous (a.) Increasing in size by growth on all sides, as the lichens.
Amphigonic (a.) Pertaining to amphigony; sexual; as, amphigonic propagation.
Amphigonous (a.) Relating to both parents.
Amphigony (n.) Sexual propagation.
Amphigoric (a.) Nonsensical; absurd; pertaining to an amphigory.
Amphigory (n.) A nonsense verse; a rigmarole, with apparent meaning, which on further attention proves to be meaningless.
Amphilogism (n.) Alt. of Amphilogy
Amphilogy (n.) Ambiguity of speech; equivocation.
Amphimacer (n.) A foot of three syllables, the middle one short and the others long, as in cast/tas.
Amphineura (n. pl.) A division of Mollusca remarkable for the bilateral symmetry of the organs and the arrangement of the nerves.
Amphioxus (n.) A fishlike creature (Amphioxus lanceolatus), two or three inches long, found in temperature seas; -- also called the lancelet. Its body is pointed at both ends. It is the lowest and most generalized of the vertebrates, having neither brain, skull, vertebrae, nor red blood. It forms the type of the group Acrania, Leptocardia, etc.
Amphipneust (n.) One of a tribe of Amphibia, which have both lungs and gills at the same time, as the proteus and siren.
Amphipod (n.) One of the Amphipoda.
Amphipod (a.) Alt. of Amphipodan
Amphipodan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.
Amphipoda (n. pl.) A numerous group of fourteen -- footed Crustacea, inhabiting both fresh and salt water. The body is usually compressed laterally, and the anterior pairs or legs are directed downward and forward, but the posterior legs are usually turned upward and backward. The beach flea is an example. See Tetradecapoda and Arthrostraca.
Amphipodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.
Amphiprostyle (a.) Doubly prostyle; having columns at each end, but not at the sides.
Amphiprostyle (n.) An amphiprostyle temple or edifice.
Amphirhina (n. pl.) A name applied to the elasmobranch fishes, because the nasal sac is double.
Amphisbaena (n.) A fabled serpent with a head at each end, moving either way.
Amphisbaena (n.) A genus of harmless lizards, serpentlike in form, without legs, and with both ends so much alike that they appear to have a head at each, and ability to move either way. See Illustration in Appendix.
Amphisbaenoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the lizards of the genus Amphisbaena.
Amphiscii (n. pl.) Alt. of Amphiscians
Amphiscians (n. pl.) The inhabitants of the tropic, whose shadows in one part of the year are cast to the north, and in the other to the south, according as the sun is south or north of their zenith.
Amphistomous (a.) Having a sucker at each extremity, as certain entozoa, by means of which they adhere.
Amphistylic (a.) Having the mandibular arch articulated with the hyoid arch and the cranium, as in the cestraciont sharks; -- said of a skull.
Amphitheater (n.) Alt. of Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre (n.) An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena.
Amphitheatre (n.) Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery in a theater.
Amphitheatral (a.) Amphitheatrical; resembling an amphitheater.
Amphitheatric (a.) Alt. of Amphitheatrical
Amphitheatrical (a.) Of, pertaining to, exhibited in, or resembling, an amphitheater.
Amphitheatrically (adv.) In the form or manner of an amphitheater.
Amphitrocha (n.) A kind of annelid larva having both a dorsal and a ventral circle of special cilia.
Amphitropal (a.) Alt. of Amphitropous
Amphitropous (a.) Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.
Amphiuma (n.) A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the Southern United States, having a serpentlike form, but with four minute limbs and two persistent gill openings; the Congo snake.
Amphopeptone (n.) A product of gastric digestion, a mixture of hemipeptone and antipeptone.
Amophorae (pl. ) of Amphora
Amphora (n.) Among the ancients, a two-handled vessel, tapering at the bottom, used for holding wine, oil, etc.
Amphoral (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an amphora.
Amphoric (a.) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance.
Amphoteric (a.) Partly one and partly the other; neither acid nor alkaline; neutral.
Ample (a.) Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
Ample (a.) Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
Ample (a.) Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
Amplectant (a.) Clasping a support; as, amplectant tendrils.
Ampleness (n.) The state or quality of being ample; largeness; fullness; completeness.
Amplexation (n.) An embrace.
Amplexicaul (a.) Clasping or embracing a stem, as the base of some leaves.
Ampliate (v. t.) To enlarge.
Ampliate (a.) Having the outer edge prominent; said of the wings of insects.
Ampliation (n.) Enlargement; amplification.
Ampliation (n.) A postponement of the decision of a cause, for further consideration or re-argument.
Ampliative (a.) Enlarging a conception by adding to that which is already known or received.
Amplificate (v. t.) To amplify.
Amplification (n.) The act of amplifying or enlarging in dimensions; enlargement; extension.
Amplification (n.) The enlarging of a simple statement by particularity of description, the use of epithets, etc., for rhetorical effect; diffuse narrative or description, or a dilating upon all the particulars of a subject.
Amplification (n.) The matter by which a statement is amplified; as, the subject was presented without amplifications.
Amplificative (a.) Amplificatory.
Amplificatory (a.) Serving to amplify or enlarge; amplificative.
Amplifier (n.) One who or that which amplifies.
Amplified (imp. & p. p.) of Amplify
Amplifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amplify
Amplify (v. t.) To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.
Amplify (v. t.) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
Amplify (v. i.) To become larger.
Amplify (v. i.) To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon.
Amplitude (n.) State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size.
Amplitude (n.) Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness.
Amplitude (n.) Of extent of capacity or intellectual powers.
Amplitude (n.) Of extent of means or resources.
Amplitude (n.) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.
Amplitude (n.) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object.
Amplitude (n.) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
Amplitude (n.) The extent of a movement measured from the starting point or position of equilibrium; -- applied especially to vibratory movements.
Amplitude (n.) An angle upon which the value of some function depends; -- a term used more especially in connection with elliptic functions.
Amply (adv.) In an ample manner.
Ampul (n.) Same as Ampulla, 2.
Ampullae (pl. ) of Ampulla
Ampulla (n.) A narrow-necked vessel having two handles and bellying out like a jug.
Ampulla (n.) A cruet for the wine and water at Mass.
Ampulla (n.) The vase in which the holy oil for chrism, unction, or coronation is kept.
Ampulla (n.) Any membranous bag shaped like a leathern bottle, as the dilated end of a vessel or duct; especially the dilations of the semicircular canals of the ear.
Ampullaceous (a.) Like a bottle or inflated bladder; bottle-shaped; swelling.
Ampullar (a.) Alt. of Ampullary
Ampullary (a.) Resembling an ampulla.
Ampullate (a.) Alt. of Ampullated
Ampullated (a.) Having an ampulla; flask-shaped; bellied.
Ampulliform (a.) Flask-shaped; dilated.
Amputated (imp. & p. p.) of Amputate
Amputating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amputate
Amputate (v. t.) To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.
Amputate (v. t.) To cut off (a limb or projecting part of the body)
Amputation (n.) The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.
Amputator (n.) One who amputates.
Ampyx (n.) A woman's headband (sometimes of metal), for binding the front hair.
Amrita (n.) Immortality; also, the nectar conferring immortality.
Amrita (a.) Ambrosial; immortal.
Amsel (n.) Alt. of Amzel
Amzel (n.) The European ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
Amuck (a. & adv.) In a frenzied and reckless manner.
Amulet (n.) An ornament, gem, or scroll, or a package containing a relic, etc., worn as a charm or preservative against evils or mischief, such as diseases and witchcraft, and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters. [Also used figuratively.]
Amuletic (a.) Of or pertaining to an amulet; operating as a charm.
Amurcous (a.) Full off dregs; foul.
Amusable (a.) Capable of being amused.
Amused (imp. & p. p.) of Amuse
Amusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Amuse
Amuse (v.) To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder.
Amuse (v.) To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing or mirthful emotions; to divert.
Amuse (v.) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.
Amuse (v. i.) To muse; to mediate.
Amused (a.) Diverted.
Amused (a.) Expressing amusement; as, an amused look.
Amusement (n.) Deep thought; muse.
Amusement (n.) The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion.
Amuser (n.) One who amuses.
Amusette (n.) A light field cannon, or stocked gun mounted on a swivel.
Amusing (a.) Giving amusement; diverting; as, an amusing story.
Amusive (a.) Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth.
Amy (n.) A friend.
Amyelous (a.) Wanting the spinal cord.
Amygdalaceous (a.) Akin to, or derived from, the almond.
Amygdalate (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or made of, almonds.
Amygdalate (n.) An emulsion made of almonds; milk of almonds.
Amygdalate (n.) A salt amygdalic acid.
Amygdalic (a.) Of or pertaining to almonds; derived from amygdalin; as, amygdalic acid.
Amygdaliferous (a.) Almond-bearing.
Amygdalin (n.) A glucoside extracted from bitter almonds as a white, crystalline substance.
Amygdaline (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, almonds.
Amygdaloid (n.) A variety of trap or basaltic rock, containing small cavities, occupied, wholly or in part, by nodules or geodes of different minerals, esp. agates, quartz, calcite, and the zeolites. When the imbedded minerals are detached or removed by decomposition, it is porous, like lava.
Amygdaloid (a.) Alt. of Amygdaloidal
Amygdaloidal (a.) Almond-shaped.
Amygdaloidal (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, the rock amygdaloid.
Amyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, C5H11, of the paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc.
Amylaceous (a.) Pertaining to starch; of the nature of starch; starchy.
Amylate (n.) A compound of the radical amyl with oxygen and a positive atom or radical.
Amylene (n.) One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons, C5H10, of the ethylene series. The colorless, volatile, mobile liquid commonly called amylene is a mixture of different members of the group.
Amylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, amyl; as, amylic ether.
Amylobacter (n.) A microorganism (Bacillus amylobacter) which develops in vegetable tissue during putrefaction.
Amyloid (a.) Alt. of Amyloidal
Amyloidal (a.) Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike.
Amyloid (n.) A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance.
Amyloid (n.) The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration.
Amylolytic (a.) Effecting the conversion of starch into soluble dextrin and sugar; as, an amylolytic ferment.
Amylose (n.) One of the starch group (C6H10O5)n of the carbohydrates; as, starch, arabin, dextrin, cellulose, etc.
Amyous (a.) Wanting in muscle; without flesh.
Amyss (n.) Same as Amice, a hood or cape.
'Em () An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem, them.
Em (n.) The portion of a line formerly occupied by the letter m, then a square type, used as a unit by which to measure the amount of printed matter on a page; the square of the body of a type.
Em- () A prefix. See En-.
Emacerate (v. t. & i.) To make lean or to become lean; to emaciate.
Emaceration (n.) Emaciation.
Emaciated (imp. & p. p.) of Emaciate
Emaciating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emaciate
Emaciate (v. i.) To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh.
Emaciate (v. t.) To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him.
Emaciate (a.) Emaciated.
Emaciation (n.) The act of making very lean.
Emaciation (n.) The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.
Emaculate (v. t.) To clear from spots or stains, or from any imperfection.
Emaculation (n.) The act of clearing from spots.
Aemail ombrant () An art or process of flooding transparent colored glaze over designs stamped or molded on earthenware or porcelain.
Emanant (a.) Issuing or flowing forth; emanating; passing forth into an act, or making itself apparent by an effect; -- said of mental acts; as, an emanant volition.
Emanated (imp. & p. p.) of Emanate
Emanating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emanate
Emanate (v. i.) To issue forth from a source; to flow out from more or less constantly; as, fragrance emanates from flowers.
Emanate (v. i.) To proceed from, as a source or fountain; to take origin; to arise, to originate.
Emanate (a.) Issuing forth; emanant.
Emanation (n.) The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or origin.
Emanation (n.) That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation from a flower.
Emanative (a.) Issuing forth; effluent.
Emanatively (adv.) By an emanation.
Emanatory (a.) Emanative; of the nature of an emanation.
Emancipated (imp. & p. p.) of Emancipate
Emancipating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emancipate
Emancipate (v. t.) To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.
Emancipate (v. t.) To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
Emancipate (a.) Set at liberty.
Emancipation (n.) The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of being thus set free; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from tyranny or subjection.
Emancipationist (n.) An advocate of emancipation, esp. the emancipation of slaves.
Emancipator (n.) One who emancipates.
Emancipatory (a.) Pertaining to emancipation, or tending to effect emancipation.
Emancipist (n.) A freed convict.
Emarginate (v. t.) To take away the margin of.
Emarginate (a.) Alt. of Emarginated
Emarginated (a.) Having the margin interrupted by a notch or shallow sinus.
Emarginated (a.) Notched at the summit.
Emarginated (a.) Having the edges truncated.
Emarginately (adv.) In an emarginate manner.
Emargination (n.) The act of notching or indenting the margin, or the state of being so notched; also, a notch or shallow sinus in a margin.
Emasculated (imp. & p. p.) of Emasculate
Emasculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emasculate
Emasculate (v. t.) To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld.
Emasculate (v. t.) To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
Emasculate (a.) Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak.
Emasculation (n.) The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration.
Emasculation (n.) The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness.
Emasculator (n.) One who, or that which, emasculates.
Emasculatory (a.) Serving or tending to emasculate.
Embace (v. t.) See Embase.
Embale (v. t.) To make up into a bale or pack.
Embale (v. t.) To bind up; to inclose.
Emball (v. t.) To encircle or embrace.
Embalmed (imp. & p. p.) of Embalm
Embalming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embalm
Embalm (v. t.) To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction.
Embalm (v. t.) To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.
Embalm (v. t.) To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance.
Embalmer (n.) One who embalms.
Embalmment (n.) The act of embalming.
Embanked (imp. & p. p.) of Embank
Embanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embank
Embank (v. t.) To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.
Embankment (n.) The act of surrounding or defending with a bank.
Embankment (n.) A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc.
Embarred (imp. & p. p.) of Embar
Embanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embar
Embar (v. t.) To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars.
Embar (v. t.) To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up.
Embarcation (n.) Same as Embarkation.
Embarge (v. t.) To put in a barge.
Embargoes (pl. ) of Embargo
Embargo (n.) An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail.
Embargoed (imp. & p. p.) of Embargo
Embargoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embargo
Embargo (v. t.) To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods.
Embarked (imp. & p. p.) of Embark
Embarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embark
Embark (v. t.) To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
Embark (v. t.) To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
Embark (v. i.) To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
Embark (v. i.) To engage in any affair.
Embarkation (n.) The act of putting or going on board of a vessel; as, the embarkation of troops.
Embarkation (n.) That which is embarked; as, an embarkation of Jesuits.
Embarkment (n.) Embarkation.
Embarrassed (imp. & p. p.) of Embarrass
Embarrassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embarrass
Embarrass (v. t.) To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator.
Embarrass (v. t.) To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed.
Embarrass (v. t.) To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to incumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands; -- said of a person or his affairs; as, a man or his business is embarrassed when he can not meet his pecuniary engagements.
Embarrass (v. t.) Embarrassment.
Embarrassment (n.) A state of being embarrassed; perplexity; impediment to freedom of action; entanglement; hindrance; confusion or discomposure of mind, as from not knowing what to do or to say; disconcertedness.
Embarrassment (n.) Difficulty or perplexity arising from the want of money to pay debts.
Embase (v. t.) To bring down or lower, as in position, value, etc.; to debase; to degrade; to deteriorate.
Embasement (v. t.) Act of bringing down; depravation; deterioration.
Embassade (n.) An embassy. See Ambassade.
Embassador (n.) Same as Ambassador.
Embassadorial (a.) Same as Ambassadorial.
Embassadress (n.) Same as Ambassadress.
Embassadry (n.) Embassy.
Embassage (n.) An embassy.
Embassage (n.) Message; errand.
Embassies (pl. ) of Embassy
Embassy (n.) The public function of an ambassador; the charge or business intrusted to an ambassador or to envoys; a public message to; foreign court concerning state affairs; hence, any solemn message.
Embassy (n.) The person or persons sent as ambassadors or envoys; the ambassador and his suite; envoys.
Embassy (n.) The residence or office of an ambassador.
Embastardize (v. t.) To bastardize.
Embathe (v. t.) To bathe; to imbathe.
Embattail (v. t.) To furnish with battlements; to fortify as with battlements.
Embattled (imp. & p. p.) of Embattle
Embattling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embattle
Embattle (v. t.) To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle.
Embattle (v. i.) To be arrayed for battle.
Embattle (v. t.) To furnish with battlements.
Embattled (a.) Having indentations like a battlement.
Embattled (a.) Having the edge broken like battlements; -- said of a bearing such as a fess, bend, or the like.
Embattled (a.) Having been the place of battle; as, an embattled plain or field.
Embattlement (n.) An intended parapet; a battlement.
Embattlement (n.) The fortifying of a building or a wall by means of battlements.
Embay (v. t.) To bathe; to soothe or lull as by bathing.
Embayed (imp. & p. p.) of Embay
Embaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embay
Embay (v. t.) To shut in, or shelter, as in a bay.
Embayment (n.) A bay.
Embeam (v. t.) To make brilliant with beams.
Embedded (imp. & p. p.) of Embed
Embedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embed
Embed (v. t.) To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
Embedment (n.) The act of embedding, or the state of being embedded.
Embellished (imp. & p. p.) of Embellish
Embellishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embellish
Embellish (v. t.) To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors.
Embellisher (n.) One who embellishes.
Embellishment (n.) The act of adorning, or the state of being adorned; adornment.
Embellishment (n.) That which adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration; as, pictorial embellishments.
Ember (n.) A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; -- used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a fire.
Ember (a.) Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts.
Ember-goose (n.) The loon or great northern diver. See Loon.
Emberings (n. pl.) Ember days.
Embetter (v. t.) To make better.
Embezzled (imp. & p. p.) of Embezzle
Embezzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embezzle
Embezzle (v. t.) To appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property intrusted to one's care; to apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust; as, to embezzle money held in trust.
Embezzle (v. t.) To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance.
Embezzlement (n.) The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his employer's; embezzlement of public funds by the public officer having them in charge.
Embezzler (n.) One who embezzles.
Embillow (v. i.) To swell or heave like a ///// of the sea.
Embiotocoid (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the Embiotocidae.
Embiotocoid (n.) One of a family of fishes (Embiotocidae) abundant on the coast of California, remarkable for being viviparous; -- also called surf fishes and viviparous fishes. See Illust. in Append.
Embitter (v. t.) To make bitter or sad. See Imbitter.
Embitterment (n.) The act of embittering; also, that which embitters.
Emblanch (v. t.) To whiten. See Blanch.
Emblazed (imp. & p. p.) of Emblaze
Emblazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emblaze
Emblaze (v. t.) To adorn with glittering embellishments.
Emblaze (v. t.) To paint or adorn with armorial figures; to blazon, or emblazon.
Emblazoned (imp. & p. p.) of Emblazon
Emblazoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emblazon
Emblazon (v. t.) To depict or represent; -- said of heraldic bearings. See Blazon.
Emblazon (v. t.) To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
Emblazoner (n.) One who emblazons; also, one who publishes and displays anything with pomp.
Emblazoning (n.) The act or art of heraldic decoration; delineation of armorial bearings.
Emblazonment (n.) An emblazoning.
Emblazonries (pl. ) of Emblazonry
Emblazonry (n.) The act or art of an emblazoner; heraldic or ornamental decoration, as pictures or figures on shields, standards, etc.; emblazonment.
Emblem (n.) Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
Emblem (n.) A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of eternity.
Emblem (n.) A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verse, or the like, intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
Emblemed (imp. & p. p.) of Emblem
Embleming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emblem
Emblem (v. t.) To represent by an emblem; to symbolize.
Emblematic (a.) Alt. of Emblematical
Emblematical (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem; symbolic; typically representative; representing as an emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity.
Emblematiccize (v. t.) To render emblematic; as, to emblematicize a picture.
Emblematist (n.) A writer or inventor of emblems.
Emblematized (imp. & p. p.) of Emblematize
Emblematizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emblematize
Emblematize (v. t.) To represent by, or as by, an emblem; to symbolize.
Emblement (n.) The growing crop, or profits of a crop which has been sown or planted; -- used especially in the plural. The produce of grass, trees, and the like, is not emblement.
Emblemized (imp. & p. p.) of Emblemize
Emblemizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emblemize
Emblemize (v. t.) To represent by an emblem; to emblematize.
Embloom (v. t.) To emblossom.
Emblossom (v. t.) To cover or adorn with blossoms.
Embodier (n.) One who embodies.
Embodiment (n.) The act of embodying; the state of being embodied.
Embodiment (n.) That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body; as, the embodiment of courage, or of courtesy; the embodiment of true piety.
Embodied (imp. & p. p.) of Embody
Embodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embody
Embody (v. t.) To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise.
Embody (v. i.) To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce.
Embogue (v. i.) To disembogue; to discharge, as a river, its waters into the sea or another river.
Emboguing (n.) The mouth of a river, or place where its waters are discharged.
Emboil (v. i.) To boil with anger; to effervesce.
Emboil (v. t.) To cause to boil with anger; to irritate; to chafe.
Emboitement (n.) The hypothesis that all living things proceed from preexisting germs, and that these encase the germs of all future living things, inclosed one within another.
Emboldened (imp. & p. p.) of Embolden
Emboldening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embolden
Embolden (v. t.) To give boldness or courage to; to encourage.
Emboldener (n.) One who emboldens.
Embolic (a.) Embolismic.
Embolic (a.) Pertaining to an embolism; produced by an embolism; as, an embolic abscess.
Embolic (a.) Pushing or growing in; -- said of a kind of invagination. See under Invagination.
Embolism (n.) Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year.
Embolism (n.) Intercalated time.
Embolism (n.) The occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis.
Embolismal (a.) Pertaining to embolism; intercalary; as, embolismal months.
Embolismatic (a.) Alt. of Embolismatical
Embolismatical (a.) Embolismic.
Embolismic (a.) Alt. of Embolismical
Embolismical (a.) Pertaining to embolism or intercalation; intercalated; as, an embolismic year, i. e., the year in which there is intercalation.
Embolite (n.) A mineral consisting of both the chloride and the bromide of silver.
Emboli (pl. ) of Embolus
Embolus (n.) Something inserted, as a wedge; the piston or sucker of a pump or syringe.
Embolus (n.) A plug of some substance lodged in a blood vessel, being brought thither by the blood current. It consists most frequently of a clot of fibrin, a detached shred of a morbid growth, a globule of fat, or a microscopic organism.
Emboly (n.) Embolic invagination. See under Invagination.
Embonpoint (n.) Plumpness of person; -- said especially of persons somewhat corpulent.
Emborder (v. t.) To furnish or adorn with a border; to imborder.
Embosom (v. t.) To take into, or place in, the bosom; to cherish; to foster.
Embosom (v. t.) To inclose or surround; to shelter closely; to place in the midst of something.
Embossed (imp. & p. p.) of Emboss
Embossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emboss
Emboss (v. t.) To arise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work.
Emboss (v. t.) To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, or the like.
Emboss (v. t.) To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal.
Emboss (v. t.) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
Emboss (v. t.) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
Emboss (v. i.) To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods.
Embossed (a.) Formed or covered with bosses or raised figures.
Embossed (a.) Having a part projecting like the boss of a shield.
Embossed (a.) Swollen; protuberant.
Embosser (n.) One who embosses.
Embossment (n.) The act of forming bosses or raised figures, or the state of being so formed.
Embossment (n.) A bosslike prominence; figure in relief; raised work; jut; protuberance; esp., a combination of raised surfaces having a decorative effect.
Embottle (v. t.) To bottle.
Embouchure (n.) The mouth of a river; also, the mouth of a cannon.
Embouchure (n.) The mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
Embouchure (n.) The shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece; as, a flute player has a good embouchure.
Embow (v. t.) To bend like a bow; to curve.
Emboweled (imp. & p. p.) of Embowel
Embowelled () of Embowel
Emboweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embowel
Embowelling () of Embowel
Embowel (v. t.) To disembowel.
Embowel (v. t.) To imbed; to hide in the inward parts; to bury.
Emboweler (n.) One who takes out the bowels.
Embowelment (n.) Disembowelment.
Embower (v. t.) To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees.
Embower (v. i.) To lodge or rest in a bower.
Embowl (v. t.) To form like a bowl; to give a globular shape to.
Embox (v. t.) To inclose, as in a box; to imbox.
Emboyssement (n.) An ambush.
Embrace (v. t.) To fasten on, as armor.
Embraced (imp. & p. p.) of Embrace
Embracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embrace
Embrace (n.) To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
Embrace (n.) To cling to; to cherish; to love.
Embrace (n.) To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
Embrace (n.) To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
Embrace (n.) To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
Embrace (n.) To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
Embrace (n.) To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
Embrace (v. i.) To join in an embrace.
Embrace (n.) Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
Embracement (n.) A clasp in the arms; embrace.
Embracement (n.) State of being contained; inclosure.
Embracement (n.) Willing acceptance.
Embraceor (n.) One guilty of embracery.
Embracer (n.) One who embraces.
Embracery (n.) An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.
Embracive (a.) Disposed to embrace; fond of caressing.
Embraid (v. t.) To braid up, as hair.
Embraid (v. t.) To upbraid.
Embranchment (n.) The branching forth, as of trees.
Embrangle (v. t.) To confuse; to entangle.
Embrasure (n.) An embrace.
Embrasure (n.) A splay of a door or window.
Embrasure (n.) An aperture with slant sides in a wall or parapet, through which cannon are pointed and discharged; a crenelle. See Illust. of Casemate.
Embrave (v. t.) To inspire with bravery.
Embrave (v. t.) To decorate; to make showy and fine.
Embrawn (v. t.) To harden.
Embread (v. t.) To braid.
Embreathement (n.) The act of breathing in; inspiration.
Embrew (v. t.) To imbrue; to stain with blood.
Embright (v. t.) To brighten.
Embrocated (imp. & p. p.) of Embrocate
Embrocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embrocate
Embrocate (v. t.) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid substance, as with spirit, oil, etc., by means of a cloth or sponge.
Embrocation (n.) The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
Embrocation (n.) The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.
Embroglio (n.) See Imbroglio.
Embroidered (imp. & p. p.) of Embroider
Embroidering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embroider
Embroider (v. t.) To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf.
Embroiderer (n.) One who embroiders.
Embroideries (pl. ) of Embroidery
Embroidery (n.) Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.; also, the art of embroidering.
Embroidery (n.) Diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures and colors; variegated decoration.
Embroiled (imp. & p. p.) of Embroil
Embroiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embroil
Embroil (v. t.) To throw into confusion or commotion by contention or discord; to entangle in a broil or quarrel; to make confused; to distract; to involve in difficulties by dissension or strife.
Embroil (v. t.) To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
Embroil (n.) See Embroilment.
Embroiler (n.) One who embroils.
Embroilment (n.) The act of embroiling, or the condition of being embroiled; entanglement in a broil.
Embronze (v. t.) To embody in bronze; to set up a bronze representation of, as of a person.
Embronze (v. t.) To color in imitation of bronze. See Bronze, v. t.
Embrothel (v. t.) To inclose in a brothel.
Embroude (v. t.) Alt. of Embroyde
Embrowde (v. t.) Alt. of Embroyde
Embroyde (v. t.) To embroider; to adorn.
Embrown (v. t.) To give a brown color to; to imbrown.
Embrue (v. t.) See Imbrue, Embrew.
Embrute (v. t.) To brutify; to imbrute.
Embryos (pl. ) of Embryo
Embryo (n.) The first rudiments of an organism, whether animal or plant
Embryo (n.) The young of an animal in the womb, or more specifically, before its parts are developed and it becomes a fetus (see Fetus).
Embryo (n.) The germ of the plant, which is inclosed in the seed and which is developed by germination.
Embryo (a.) Pertaining to an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped; as, an embryo bud.
Embryogenic (a.) Pertaining to the development of an embryo.
Embryogeny (n.) The production and development of an embryo.
Embryogony (n.) The formation of an embryo.
Embryography (n.) The general description of embryos.
Embryologic (a.) Alt. of Embryological
Embryological (a.) Of or pertaining to embryology.
Embryologist (n.) One skilled in embryology.
Embryology (n.) The science which relates to the formation and development of the embryo in animals and plants; a study of the gradual development of the ovum until it reaches the adult stage.
Embryon (n. & a.) See Embryo.
Embryonal (a.) Pertaining to an embryo, or the initial state of any organ; embryonic.
Embryonary (a.) Embryonic.
Embryonate (a.) Alt. of Embryonated
Embryonated (a.) In the state of, or having, an embryonal.
Embryonic (a.) Of or pertaining to an embryo; embryonal; rudimentary.
Embryoniferous (a.) Having an embryo.
Embryoniform (a.) Like an embryo in form.
Embryoplastic (n.) Relating to, or aiding in, the formation of an embryo; as, embryoplastic cells.
Embryo sac () See under Embryonic.
Embryotic (a.) Embryonic.
Embryotomy (n.) The cutting a fetus into pieces within the womb, so as to effect its removal.
Embryotroph (n.) The material from which an embryo is formed and nourished.
Embryous (a.) Embryonic; undeveloped.
Embulk (v. t.) To enlarge in the way of bulk.
Emburse (v. t.) To furnish with money; to imburse.
Embush (v. t.) To place or hide in a thicket; to ambush.
Embushment (n.) An ambush.
Embusy (v. t.) To employ.
Eme (n.) An uncle.
Emeer (n.) Same as Emir.
Emenagogue (n.) See Emmenagogue.
Emended (imp. & p. p.) of Emend
Emending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emend
Emend (v. t.) To purge of faults; to make better; to correct; esp., to make corrections in (a literary work); to alter for the better by textual criticism, generally verbal.
Emendable (a.) Corrigible; amendable.
Emendately (adv.) Without fault; correctly.
Emendation (n.) The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.
Emendation (n.) Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document; as, the book might be improved by judicious emendations.
Emendator (n.) One who emends or critically edits.
Emendatory (a.) Pertaining to emendation; corrective.
Emender (n.) One who emends.
Emendicate (v. t.) To beg.
Emerald (n.) A precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See Beryl.
Emerald (n.) A kind of type, in size between minion and nonpare/l. It is used by English printers.
Emerald (a.) Of a rich green color, like that of the emerald.
Emeraldine (n.) A green compound used as a dyestuff, produced from aniline blue when acted upon by acid.
Emeraud (n.) An emerald.
Emerged (imp. & p. p.) of Emerge
Emerging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emerge
Emerge (v. i.) To rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from poverty or obscurity.
Emergences (pl. ) of Emergence
Emergence (n.) The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprisal or appearance.
Emergencies (pl. ) of Emergency
Emergency (n.) Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.
Emergency (n.) An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
Emergent (a.) Rising or emerging out of a fluid or anything that covers or conceals; issuing; coming to light.
Emergent (a.) Suddenly appearing; arising unexpectedly; calling for prompt action; urgent.
Emeril (n.) Emery.
Emeril (n.) A glazier's diamond.
Emerited (a.) Considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honorably discharged.
Emeritus (a.) Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; -- said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.
Emeriti (pl. ) of Emeritus
Emeritus (n.) A veteran who has honorably completed his service.
Emerods (n. pl.) Alt. of Emeroids
Emeroids (n. pl.) Hemorrhoids; piles; tumors; boils.
Emersed (a.) Standing out of, or rising above, water.
Emersion (n.) The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as, emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or difficulties.
Emersion (n.) The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.
Emery (n.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under Corundum.
Emesis (n.) A vomiting.
Emetic (a.) Inducing to vomit; exciting the stomach to discharge its contents by the mouth.
Emetic (n.) A medicine which causes vomiting.
Emetical (a.) Inducing to vomit; producing vomiting; emetic.
Emetine (n.) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.
Emeto-cathartic (a.) Producing vomiting and purging at the same time.
Emeu (n.) Alt. of Emew
Emew (n.) See Emu.
Emeute (n.) A seditious tumult; an outbreak.
Emforth (prep.) According to; conformably to.
Emgalla (n.) The South African wart hog. See Wart hog.
Emicant (a.) Beaming forth; flashing.
Emication (n.) A flying off in small particles, as heated iron or fermenting liquors; a sparkling; scintillation.
Emiction (n.) The voiding of urine.
Emiction (n.) What is voided by the urinary passages; urine.
Emictory (a. & n.) Diuretic.
Emigrant (v. i.) Removing from one country to another; emigrating; as, an emigrant company or nation.
Emigrant (v. i.) Pertaining to an emigrant; used for emigrants; as, an emigrant ship or hospital.
Emigrant (n.) One who emigrates, or quits one country or region to settle in another.
Emigrated (imp. & p. p.) of Emigrate
Emigrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emigrate
Emigrate (v. i.) To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
Emigrate (a.) Migratory; roving.
Emigration (n.) The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western.
Emigration (n.) A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.
Emigrational (a.) Relating to emigration.
Emigrationist (n.) An advocate or promoter of emigration.
Emigrator (n.) One who emigrates; am emigrant.
Emigre (n.) One of the natives of France who were opposed to the first Revolution, and who left their country in consequence.
Eminence (n.) That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height.
Eminence (n.) An elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment.
Eminence (n.) A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.
Eminences (pl. ) of Eminency
Eminency (n.) State of being eminent; eminence.
Eminent (a.) High; lofty; towering; prominent.
Eminent (a.) Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint.
Eminently (adv.) In an eminent manner; in a high degree; conspicuously; as, to be eminently learned.
Emir (n.) Alt. of Emeer
Emeer (n.) An Arabian military commander, independent chieftain, or ruler of a province; also, an honorary title given to the descendants of Mohammed, in the line of his daughter Fatima; among the Turks, likewise, a title of dignity, given to certain high officials.
Emirship (n.) Alt. of Emeership
Emeership (n.) The rank or office of an Emir.
Emissaries (pl. ) of Emissary
Emissary (n.) An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter.
Emissary (a.) Exploring; spying.
Emissary (a.) Applied to the veins which pass out of the cranium through apertures in its walls.
Emissaryship (n.) The office of an emissary.
Emission (n.) The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the emission of bank notes.
Emission (n.) That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood.
Emissitious (a.) Looking, or narrowly examining; prying.
Emissive (a.) Sending out; emitting; as, emissive powers.
Emissivity (n.) Tendency to emission; comparative facility of emission, or rate at which emission takes place, as of heat from the surface of a heated body.
Emissory (a.) Same as Emissary, a., 2.
Emitted (imp. & p. p.) of Emit
Emitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emit
Emit (v. t.) To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light.
Emit (v. t.) To issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit.
Emittent (a.) Sending forth; emissive.
Emmantle (v. t.) To cover over with, or as with, a mantle; to put about as a protection.
Emmanuel (n.) See Immanuel.
Emmarble (v. t.) To turn to marble; to harden.
Emmenagogue (n.) A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.
Emmet (n.) An ant.
Emmetropia (n.) That refractive condition of the eye in which the rays of light are all brought accurately and without undue effort to a focus upon the retina; -- opposed to hypermetropia, myopia, an astigmatism.
Emmetropic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, emmetropia.
Emmetropy (n.) Same as Emmetropia.
Emmew (v. t.) To mew or coop up.
Emmove (v. t.) To move; to rouse; to excite.
Emodin (n.) An orange-red crystalline substance, C15H10O5, obtained from the buckthorn, rhubarb, etc., and regarded as a derivative of anthraquinone; -- so called from a species of rhubarb (Rheum emodei).
Emollescence (n.) That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility.
Emolliated (imp. & p. p.) of Emolliate
Emolliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emolliate
Emolliate (a.) To soften; to render effeminate.
Emollient (a.) Softening; making supple; acting as an emollient.
Emollient (n.) An external something or soothing application to allay irritation, soreness, etc.
Emollition (n.) The act of softening or relaxing; relaxation.
Emolument (n.) The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary.
Emolumental (a.) Pertaining to an emolument; profitable.
Emong (prep.) Alt. of Emongst
Emongst (prep.) Among.
Emotion (n.) A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body.
Emotioned (a.) Affected with emotion.
Emotional (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature.
Emotionalism (n.) The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner.
Emotionalize (v. t.) To give an emotional character to.
Emotive (a.) Attended by, or having the character of, emotion.
Emotiveness (n.) Susceptibility to emotion.
Emotivity (n.) Emotiveness.
Emove (v. t.) To move.
Empair (v. t.) To impair.
Empaistic (a.) Having to do with inlaid work; -- especially used with reference to work of the ancient Greeks.
Empale (v. t.) To make pale.
Empaled (imp. & p. p.) of Empale
Empaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Empale
Empale (v. t.) To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale.
Empale (v. t.) To inclose; to surround. See Impale.
Empale (v. t.) To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.
Empale (v. t.) Same as Impale.
Empalement (n.) A fencing, inclosing, or fortifying with stakes.
Empalement (n.) A putting to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.
Empalement (n.) Same as Impalement.
Empanel (n.) A list of jurors; a panel.
Empanel (v. t.) See Impanel.
Empanoplied (a.) Completely armed; panoplied.
Emparadise (v. t.) Same as Imparadise.
Empark (v. t.) To make a park of; to inclose, as with a fence; to impark.
Emparlance (n.) Parley; imparlance.
Empasm (n.) A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.
Empassion (v. t.) To move with passion; to affect strongly. See Impassion.
Empassionate (a.) Strongly affected.
Empawn (v. t.) To put in pawn; to pledge; to impawn.
Empeach (v. t.) To hinder. See Impeach.
Empearl (v. t.) To form like pearls; to decorate with, or as with, pearls; to impearl.
Empeople (v. t.) To form into a people or community; to inhabit; to people.
Emperess (n.) See Empress.
Emperice (n.) An empress.
Emperil (v. t.) To put in peril. See Imperil.
Emperished (a.) Perished; decayed.
Emperor (n.) The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia.
Emperorship (n.) The rank or office of an emperor.
Empery (n.) Empire; sovereignty; dominion.
Emphases (pl. ) of Emphasis
Emphasis (n.) A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
Emphasis (n.) A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.
Emphasized (imp. & p. p.) of Emphasize
Emphasizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emphasize
Emphasize (v. t.) To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Emphatic (a.) Alt. of Emphatical
Emphatical (a.) Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong; as, to remonstrate in am emphatic manner; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.
Emphatical (a.) Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible.
Emphatically (adv.) With emphasis; forcibly; in a striking manner or degree; preeminently.
Emphatically (adv.) Not really, but apparently.
Emphaticalness (n.) The quality of being emphatic; emphasis.
Emphractic (a.) Having the quality of closing the pores of the skin.
Emphrensy (v. t.) To madden.
Emphysema (n.) A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.
Emphysematous (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, emphysema; swelled; bloated.
Emphyteusis (n.) A real right, susceptible of assignment and of descent, charged on productive real estate, the right being coupled with the enjoyment of the property on condition of taking care of the estate and paying taxes, and sometimes a small rent.
Emphyteutic (a.) Of or pertaining to an emphyteusis; as, emphyteutic lands.
Emphyteuticary (n.) One who holds lands by emphyteusis.
Empierce (v. t.) To pierce; to impierce.
Empight (a.) Fixed; settled; fastened.
Empire (n.) Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion.
Empire (n.) The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire.
Empire (n.) Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason.
Empiric (n.) One who follows an empirical method; one who relies upon practical experience.
Empiric (n.) One who confines himself to applying the results of mere experience or his own observation; especially, in medicine, one who deviates from the rules of science and regular practice; an ignorant and unlicensed pretender; a quack; a charlatan.
Empiric (a.) Alt. of Empirical
Empirical (a.) Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
Empirical (a.) Depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; -- said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies.
Empirically (adv.) By experiment or experience; without science; in the manner of quacks.
Empiricism (n.) The method or practice of an empiric; pursuit of knowledge by observation and experiment.
Empiricism (n.) Specifically, a practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; charlatanry; quackery.
Empiricism (n.) The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience.
Empiricist (n.) An empiric.
Empiristic (a.) Relating to, or resulting from, experience, or experiment; following from empirical methods or data; -- opposed to nativistic.
Emplaster (n.) See Plaster.
Emplaster (n.) To plaster over; to cover over so as to present a good appearance.
Emplastic (a.) Fit to be applied as a plaster; glutinous; adhesive; as, emplastic applications.
Emplastic (n.) A medicine causing constipation.
Emplastration (n.) The act or process of grafting by inoculation; budding.
Emplastration (n.) The application of a plaster or salve.
Emplead (v. t.) To accuse; to indict. See Implead.
Emplection (n.) See Emplecton.
Emplecton (n.) A kind of masonry in which the outer faces of the wall are ashlar, the space between being filled with broken stone and mortar. Cross layers of stone are interlaid as binders.
Emplore (v. t.) See Implore.
Employed (imp. & p. p.) of Employ
Employing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Employ
Employ (v. t.) To inclose; to infold.
Employ (v. t.) To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.
Employ (v. t.) To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
Employ (v. t.) To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.
Employ (n.) That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
Employable (a.) Capable of being employed; capable of being used; fit or proper for use.
Employe (n.) One employed by another; a clerk or workman in the service of an employer.
Employee (n.) One employed by another.
Employer (n.) One who employs another; as, an employer of workmen.
Employment (n.) The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.
Employment (n.) That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government.
Emplumed (a.) Plumed.
Emplunge (v. t.) To plunge; to implunge.
Empoison (v. t.) To poison; to impoison.
Empoison (n.) Poison.
Empoisoner (n.) Poisoner.
Empoisonment (n.) The act of poisoning.
Emporetic (a.) Alt. of Emporetical
Emporetical (a.) Pertaining to an emporium; relating to merchandise.
Emporiums (pl. ) of Emporium
Emporia (pl. ) of Emporium
Emporium (n.) A place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a country.
Emporium (n.) The brain.
Empoverish (v. t.) See Impoverish.
Empowered (imp. & p. p.) of Empower
Empowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Empower
Empower (v. t.) To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.
Empower (v. t.) To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.
Empress (n.) The consort of an emperor.
Empress (n.) A female sovereign.
Empress (n.) A sovereign mistress.
Emprint (v. t.) See Imprint.
Emprise (n.) An enterprise; endeavor; adventure.
Emprise (n.) The qualifies which prompt one to undertake difficult and dangerous exploits.
Emprise (v. t.) To undertake.
Emprising (v. t.) Full of daring; adventurous.
Emprison (v. t.) See Imprison.
Emprosthotonos (n.) A drawing of the body forward, in consequence of the spasmodic action of some of the muscles.
Empte (v. t.) To empty.
Emptier (n.) One who, or that which, empties.
Emptier (compar.) of Empty.
Emptiness (n.) The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach.
Emptiness (n.) Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory.
Emptiness (n.) Want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind.
Emption (n.) The act of buying.
Emptional (a.) Capable of being purchased.
Empty (superl.) Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; -- said of an inclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
Empty (superl.) Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of.
Empty (superl.) Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
Empty (superl.) Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
Empty (superl.) Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said of pleasure, the world, etc.
Empty (superl.) Producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
Empty (superl.) Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
Empty (superl.) Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.
Empties (pl. ) of Empty
Empty (n.) An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."
Emptied (imp. & p. p.) of Empty
Emptying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Empty
Empty (v. t.) To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.
Empty (v. i.) To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
Empty (v. i.) To become empty.
Emptying (n.) The act of making empty.
Emptying (n.) The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast.
Empugn (v. t.) See Impugn.
Empurpled (imp. & p. p.) of Empurple
Empurpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Empurple
Empurple (v. t.) To tinge or dye of a purple color; to color with purple; to impurple.
Empuse (n.) A phantom or specter.
Empuzzle (v. t.) To puzzle.
Empyema (n.) A collection of blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura.
Empyesis (n.) An eruption of pustules.
Empyreal (a.) Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond aerial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven.
Empyreal (n.) Empyrean.
Empyrean (n.) The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to subsist.
Empyrean (a.) Empyreal.
Empyreuma (n.) The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels.
Empyreumatic (a.) Alt. of Empyreumatical
Empyreumatical (a.) Of or pertaining to empyreuma; as, an empyreumatic odor.
Empyreumatize (v. t.) To render empyreumatic.
Empyrical (a.) Containing the combustible principle of coal.
Empyrosis (n.) A general fire; a conflagration.
Emrods (n. pl.) See Emerods.
Emu (n.) A large Australian bird, of two species (Dromaius Novae-Hollandiae and D. irroratus), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly.
Emulable (a.) Capable of being emulated.
Emulate (a.) Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.
Emulated (imp. & p. p.) of Emulate
Emulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emulate
Emulate (v. t.) To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.
Emulation (n.) The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry.
Emulation (n.) Jea/ous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
Emulative (a.) Inclined to emulation; aspiring to competition; rivaling; as, an emulative person or effort.
Emulatively (adv.) In an emulative manner; with emulation.
Emulator (n.) One who emulates, or strives to equal or surpass.
Emulatory (a.) Pertaining to emulation; connected with rivalry.
Emulatress (n.) A female emulator.
Emule (v. t.) To emulate.
Emulge (v. t.) To milk out; to drain.
Emulgent (a.) Pertaining to the kidneys; renal; as, emulgent arteries and veins.
Emulgent (n.) An emulgent vessel, as a renal artery or vein.
Emulgent (n.) A medicine that excites the flow of bile.
Emulous (a.) Ambitiously desirous to equal or even to excel another; eager to emulate or vie with another; desirous of like excellence with another; -- with of; as, emulous of another's example or virtues.
Emulous (a.) Vying with; rivaling; hence, contentious, envious.
Emulously (adv.) In an emulous manner.
Emulousness (n.) The quality of being emulous.
Emulsic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced from, emulsin; as, emulsic acid.
Emulsify (v. t.) To convert into an emulsion; to form an emulsion; to reduce from an oily substance to a milky fluid in which the fat globules are in a very finely divided state, giving it the semblance of solution; as, the pancreatic juice emulsifies the oily part of food.
Emulsin (n.) The white milky pulp or extract of bitter almonds.
Emulsin (n.) An unorganized ferment (contained in this extract and in other vegetable juices), which effects the decomposition of certain glucosides.
Emulsion (n.) Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: (a) In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous substance. (b) In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding salt of silver, used in the photographic process.
Emulsive (a.) Softening; milklike.
Emulsive (a.) Yielding oil by expression; as, emulsive seeds.
Emulsive (a.) Producing or yielding a milklike substance; as, emulsive acids.
Emunctories (pl. ) of Emunctory
Emunctory (n.) Any organ or part of the body (as the kidneys, skin, etc.,) which serves to carry off excrementitious or waste matter.
Emuscation (n.) A freeing from moss.
Emu wren () A small wrenlike Australian bird (Stipiturus malachurus), having the tail feathers long and loosely barbed, like emu feathers.
Emyds (pl. ) of Emyd
Emyd// (pl. ) of Emyd
Emyd (n.) A fresh-water tortoise of the family Emydidae.
Emydea (n. pl.) A group of chelonians which comprises many species of fresh-water tortoises and terrapins.
Gmelinite (n.) A rhombohedral zeolitic mineral, related in form and composition to chabazite.
I'm () A contraction of I am.
Im- () A form of the prefix in- not, and in- in. See In-. Im- also occurs in composition with some words not of Latin origin; as, imbank, imbitter.
Image (n.) An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
Image (n.) Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
Image (n.) Show; appearance; cast.
Image (n.) A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Image (n.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
Image (n.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one's image in a mirror.
Imaged (imp. & p. p.) of Image
Imaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Image
Image (v. t.) To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
Image (v. t.) To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
Imageable (a.) That may be imaged.
Imageless (a.) Having no image.
Imager (n.) One who images or forms likenesses; a sculptor.
Imagery (n.) The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
Imagery (n.) Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
Imagery (n.) The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
Imagery (n.) Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
Imaginability (n.) Capacity for imagination.
Imaginable (a.) Capable of being imagined; conceivable.
Imaginal (a.) Characterized by imagination; imaginative; also, given to the use or rhetorical figures or imagins.
Imaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to an imago.
Imaginant (a.) Imagining; conceiving.
Imaginant (n.) An imaginer.
Imaginarily (a.) In a imaginary manner; in imagination.
Imaginariness (n.) The state or quality of being imaginary; unreality.
Imaginary (a.) Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.
Imaginary (n.) An imaginary expression or quantity.
Imaginate (a.) Imaginative.
Imagination (n.) The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
Imagination (n.) The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
Imagination (n.) The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
Imagination (n.) A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
Imaginational (a.) Pertaining to, involving, or caused by, imagination.
Imaginationalism (n.) Idealism.
Imaginative (a.) Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.
Imaginative (a.) Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.
Imaginative (a.) Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.
Imagined (imp. & p. p.) of Imagine
Imagining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imagine
Imagine (v. t.) To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.
Imagine (v. t.) To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass, v. t., 5.
Imagine (v. t.) To represent to one's self; to think; to believe.
Imagine (v. i.) To form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise.
Imagine (v. i.) To think; to suppose.
Imaginer (n.) One who forms ideas or conceptions; one who contrives.
Imaginous (a.) Imaginative.
Imagoes (pl. ) of Imago
Imago (n.) An image.
Imago (n.) The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of Ant-lion, and Army worm.
Imam (n.) Alt. of Imaum
Iman (n.) Alt. of Imaum
Imaum (n.) Among the Mohammedans, a minister or priest who performs the regular service of the mosque.
Imaum (n.) A Mohammedan prince who, as a successor of Mohammed, unites in his person supreme spiritual and temporal power.
Imaret (n.) A lodging house for Mohammedan pilgrims.
Imbalm (v. t.) See Embalm.
Imban (v. t.) To put under a ban.
Imband (v. t.) To form into a band or bands.
Imbanked (imp. & p. p.) of Imbank
Imbanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbank
Imbank (v. t.) To inclose or defend with a bank or banks. See Embank.
Imbankment (n.) The act of surrounding with a bank; a bank or mound raised for defense, a roadway, etc.; an embankment. See Embankment.
Imbannered (a.) Having banners.
Imbar (v. t.) To bar in; to secure.
Imbargo (n.) See Embargo.
Imbark (v. i. & t.) See Embark.
Imbarn (v. t.) To store in a barn.
Imbase (v. t.) See Embase.
Imbase (v. i.) To diminish in value.
Imbastardize (v. t.) To bastardize; to debase.
Imbathe (v. t.) To bathe; to wash freely; to immerce.
Imbay (v. t.) See Embay.
Imbecile (a.) Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals for the imbecile and insane.
Imbecile (n.) One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.
Imbecile (v. t.) To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage.
Imbecilitate (v. t.) To weaken, as to the body or the mind; to enfeeble.
Imbecilities (pl. ) of Imbecility
Imbecility (n.) The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind.
Imbedded (imp. & p. p.) of Imbed
Imbedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbed
Imbed (v. t.) To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.
Imbellic (a.) Not warlike or martial.
Imbenching (n.) A raised work like a bench.
Imber-goose (n.) The loon. See Ember-goose.
Imbezzle (v. t.) See Embezzle.
Imbibed (imp. & p. p.) of Imbibe
Imbibing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbibe
Imbibe (v. t.) To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture.
Imbibe (v. t.) To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors.
Imbibe (v. t.) To saturate; to imbue.
Imbiber (n.) One who, or that which, imbibes.
Imbibition (n.) The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition of poisons.
Imbittered (imp. & p. p.) of Imbitter
Imbittering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbitter
Imbitter (v. t.) To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant.
Imbitterer (n.) One who, or that which, imbitters.
Imbitterment (n.) The act of imbittering; bitter feeling; embitterment.
Imblaze (v. t.) See Emblaze.
Imblazon (v. t.) See Emblazon.
Imbody (v. i.) To become corporeal; to assume the qualities of a material body. See Embody.
Imboil (v. t. & i.) See Emboil.
Imbolden (v. t.) See Embolden.
Imbonity (n.) Want of goodness.
Imbordered (imp. & p. p.) of Imborder
Imbordering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imborder
Imborder (v. t.) To furnish or inclose with a border; to form a border of.
Imbosked (imp. & p. p.) of Imbosk
Imbosking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbosk
Imbosk (v. t.) To conceal, as in bushes; to hide.
Imbosk (v. i.) To be concealed.
Imbosomed (imp. & p. p.) of Imbosom
Imbosoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbosom
Imbosom (v. t.) To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom.
Imbosom (v. t.) To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove.
Imboss (v. t.) See Emboss.
Imbosture (n.) Embossed or raised work.
Imbound (v. t.) To inclose in limits; to shut in.
Imbow (v. t.) To make like a bow; to curve; to arch; to vault; to embow.
Imbowel (v. t.) See Embowel.
Imbower (v. t. & i.) See Embower.
Imbowment (n.) act of imbowing; an arch; a vault.
Imbox (v. t.) To inclose in a box.
Imbracery (n.) Embracery.
Imbraid (v. t.) See Embraid.
Imbrangle (v. t.) To entangle as in a cobweb; to mix confusedly.
Imbreed (v. t.) To generate within; to inbreed.
Imbricate (a.) Alt. of Imbricated
Imbricated (a.) Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.
Imbricated (a.) Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in aestivation.
Imbricated (a.) In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.
Imbricate (v. t.) To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.
Imbrication (n.) An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
Imbricative (a.) Imbricate.
Imbrocadoes (pl. ) of Imbrocado
Imbrocado (n.) Cloth of silver or of gold.
Imbrocata (n.) Alt. of Imbroccata
Imbroccata (n.) A hit or thrust.
Imbroglios (pl. ) of Imbroglio
Imbroglio (n.) An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
Imbroglio (n.) A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
Imbrown (v. t.) To make brown; to obscure; to darken; to tan; as, features imbrowned by exposure.
Imbureed (imp. & p. p.) of Imbrue
Imbureing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbrue
Imbrue (v. t.) To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench, especially in blood.
Imbruement (n.) The act of imbruing or state of being imbrued.
Imbruted (imp. & p. p.) of Imbrute
Imbruting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbrute
Imbrute (v. t.) To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal.
Imbrute (v. i.) To sink to the state of a brute.
Imbrutement (n.) The act of imbruting, or the state of being imbruted.
Imbued (imp. & p. p.) of Imbue
Imbuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imbue
Imbue (v. t.) To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black.
Imbue (v. t.) To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
Imbuement (n.) The act of imbuing; the state of being imbued; hence, a deep tincture.
Imburse (v. t.) To supply or stock with money.
Imbursement (n.) The act of imbursing, or the state of being imbursed.
Imbursement (n.) Money laid up in stock.
Imbution (n.) An imbuing.
Imesatin (n.) A dark yellow, crystalline substance, obtained by the action of ammonia on isatin.
Imide (n.) A compound with, or derivative of, the imido group; specif., a compound of one or more acid radicals with the imido group, or with a monamine; hence, also, a derivative of ammonia, in which two atoms of hydrogen have been replaced by divalent basic or acid radicals; -- frequently used as a combining form; as, succinimide.
Imido (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or combined with, the radical NH, which is called the imido group.
Imitability (n.) The quality of being imitable.
Imitable (a.) Capble of being imitated or copied.
Imitable (a.) Worthy of imitation; as, imitable character or qualities.
Imitableness (n.) The state or quality of being imitable; worthness of imitation.
Imitancy (n.) Tendency to imitation.
Imitated (imp. & p. p.) of Imitate
Imitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imitate
Imitate (v. t.) To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
Imitate (v. t.) To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
Imitate (v. t.) To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.
Imitation (n.) The act of imitating.
Imitation (n.) That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
Imitation (n.) One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
Imitation (n.) The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.
Imitational (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, imitation; as, imitational propensities.
Imitative (a.) Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art.
Imitative (a.) Formed after a model, pattern, or original.
Imitative (a.) Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resamblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.
Imitative (n.) A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance.
Imitater (n.) One who imitates.
Imitatorship (n.) The state or office of an imitator.
Imitatress (n.) A woman who is an imitator.
Imitatrix (n.) An imitatress.
Immaculate (a.) Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure.
Immailed (a.) Wearing mail or armor; clad of armor.
Immalleable (a.) Not maleable.
Immanacled (imp. & p. p.) of Immanacle
Immanacling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immanacle
Immanacle (v. t.) To manacle; to fetter; hence; to confine; to restrain from free action.
Immanation (n.) A flowing or entering in; -- opposed to emanation.
Immane (a.) Very great; huge; vast; also, monstrous in character; inhuman; atrocious; fierce.
Immanence (n.) Alt. of Immanency
Immanency (n.) The condition or quality of being immanent; inherence; an indwelling.
Immanent (a.) Remaining within; inherent; indwelling; abiding; intrinsic; internal or subjective; hence, limited in activity, agency, or effect, to the subject or associated acts; -- opposed to emanant, transitory, transitive, or objective.
Immanifest (a.) Not manifest.
Immanity (n.) The state or quality of being immane; barbarity.
Immantle (v. t.) See Emmantle.
Immanuel (n.) God with us; -- an appellation of the Christ.
Immarcescible (a.) Unfading; lasting.
Immarcescibly (adv.) Unfadingly.
Immarginate (a.) Not having a distinctive margin or border.
Immartial (a.) Not martial; unwarlike.
Immask (v. t.) To cover, as with a mask; to disguise or conceal.
Immatchable (a.) Matchless; peerless.
Immaterial (a.) Not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual; disembodied.
Immaterial (a.) Of no substantial consequence; without weight or significance; unimportant; as, it is wholly immaterial whether he does so or not.
Immaterialism (n.) The doctrine that immaterial substances or spiritual being exist, or are possible.
Immaterialism (n.) The doctrine that external bodies may be reduced to mind and ideas in a mind; any doctrine opposed to materialism or phenomenalism, esp. a system that maintains the immateriality of the soul; idealism; esp., Bishop Berkeley's theory of idealism.
Immaterialist (n.) One who believes in or professes, immaterialism.
Immaterialities (pl. ) of Immateriality
Immateriality (n.) The state or quality of being immaterial or incorporeal; as, the immateriality of the soul.
Immaterialize (v. t.) To render immaterial or incorporeal.
Immaterially (adv.) In an immaterial manner; without matter or corporeal substance.
Immaterially (adv.) In an unimportant manner or degree.
Immaterialness (n.) The state or quality of being immaterial; immateriality.
Immateriate (a.) Immaterial.
Immature (a.) Not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit; immature character; immature plans.
Immature (a.) Premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death.
Immatured (a.) Immature.
Immaturely (adv.) In an immature manner.
Immatureness (n.) The state or quality of being immature; immaturity.
Immaturity (n.) The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness.
Immeability (n.) Want of power to pass, or to permit passage; impassableness.
Immeasurability (n.) The quality of being immeasurable; immensurability.
Immeasurable (a.) Incapble of being measured; indefinitely extensive; illimitable; immensurable; vast.
Immeasurableness (n.) The state or quality of being immeasurable.
Immeasurably (adv.) In an immeasurable manner or degree.
Immeasured (a.) Immeasurable.
Immechanical (a.) Not mechanical.
Immediacy (n.) The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness.
Immediate (a.) Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
Immediate (a.) Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
Immediate (a.) Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, or agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an immediate cause.
Immediately (adv.) In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately; as, immediately contiguous.
Immediately (adv.) Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
Immediately (adv.) As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
Immediateness (n.) The quality or relations of being immediate in manner, place, or time; exemption from second or interventing causes.
Immedeatism (n.) Immediateness.
Immedicable (a.) Not to be healed; incurable.
Immelodious (a.) Not melodious.
Immemorable (a.) Not memorable; not worth remembering.
Immemorial (a.) Extending beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition; indefinitely ancient; as, existing from time immemorial.
Immemorially (adv.) Beyond memory.
Immense (a.) Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge.
Immensely (adv.) In immense manner or degree.
Immenseness (n.) The state of being immense.
Immensible (a.) Immeasurable.
Immensities (pl. ) of Immensity
Immensity (n.) The state or quality of being immense; inlimited or immeasurable extension; infinity; vastness in extent or bulk; greatness.
Immensive (a.) Huge.
Immensurability (n.) The quality of being immensurable.
Immensurable (a.) Immeasurable.
Immensurate (a.) Unmeasured; unlimited.
Immerged (imp. & p. p.) of Immerge
Immerging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immerge
Immerge (v. t.) To plungel into, under, or within anything especially a fuid; to dip; to immerse. See Immerse.
Immerge (v. i.) To dissapear by entering into any medium, as a star into the light of the sun.
Immerit (n.) Want of worth; demerit.
Immerited (a.) Unmerited.
Immeritous (a.) Undeserving.
Immersable (a.) See Immersible.
Immerse (a.) Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
Immersed (imp. & p. p.) of Immerse
Immersing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immerse
Immerse (v. t.) To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
Immerse (v. t.) To baptize by immersion.
Immerse (v. t.) To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
Immersed (p. p. & a.) Deeply plunged into anything, especially a fluid.
Immersed (p. p. & a.) Deeply occupied; engrossed; entangled.
Immersed (p. p. & a.) Growing wholly under water.
Immersible (a.) Capable of being immersed.
Immersible (a.) Not capable of being immersed.
Immersion (n.) The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx.
Immersion (n.) Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
Immersion (n.) The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
Immersion (n.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; -- opposed to emersion.
Immersionist (n.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
Immeshed (imp. & p. p.) of Immesh
Immeshing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immesh
Immesh (v. t.) To catch or entangle in, or as in, the meshes of a net. or in a web; to insnare.
Immethodical (a.) Not methodical; without method or systematic arrangement; without order or regularity; confused.
Immethodically (adv.) Without method; confusedly; unsystematically.
Immethodicalness (n.) Want of method.
Immethodize (v. t.) To render immethodical; to destroy the method of; to confuse.
Immetrical (a.) Not metrical or rhythmical.
Immew (v. t.) See Emmew.
Immigrant (n.) One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; -- correlative of emigrant.
Immigrated (imp. & p. p.) of Immigrate
Immigrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immigrate
Immigrate (v. t.) To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate.
Immigration (n.) The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
Imminence (n.) The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence of any danger or distress.
Imminence (n.) That which is imminent; impending evil or danger.
Imminent (a.) Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril.
Imminent (a.) Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
Imminent (a.) (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.
Imminently (adv.) In an imminent manner.
Immingle (v. t.) To mingle; to mix; to unite; to blend.
Imminution (n.) A lessening; diminution; decrease.
Immiscibility (n.) Incapability of being mixed, or mingled.
Immiscible (a.) Not capable of being mixed or mingled.
Immission (n.) The act of immitting, or of sending or thrusting in; injection; -- the correlative of emission.
Immitted (imp. & p. p.) of Immit
Immiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immit
Immit (v. t.) To send in; to inject; to infuse; -- the correlative of emit.
Immitigable (a.) Not capable of being mitigated, softened, or appeased.
Immitigably (adv.) In an immitigable manner.
Immix (v. t.) To mix; to mingle.
Immixable (a.) Not mixable.
Immixed (a.) Unmixed.
Immixture (n.) Freedom from mixture; purity.
Immobile (a.) Incapable of being moved; immovable; fixed; stable.
Immobility (n.) The condition or quality of being immobile; fixedness in place or state.
Immobilize (v. t.) To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages.
Immoble (a.) See Immobile.
Immoderacy (n.) Immoderateness.
Immoderancy (n.) Immoderateness; excess.
Immoderate (a.) Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable; as, immoderate demands; immoderate grief; immoderate laughter.
Immoderately (adv.) In an immoderate manner; excessively.
Immoderateness (n.) The quality of being immoderate; excess; extravagance.
Immoderation (n.) Want of moderation.
Immodest (a.) Not limited to due bounds; immoderate.
Immodest (a.) Not modest; wanting in the reserve or restraint which decorum and decency require; indecent; indelicate; obscene; lewd; as, immodest persons, behavior, words, pictures, etc.
Immodestly (adv.) In an immodest manner.
Immodesty (n.) Want of modesty, delicacy, or decent reserve; indecency.
Immolated (imp. & p. p.) of Immolate
Immolating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immolate
Immolate (v. t.) To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim.
Immolation (n.) The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.
Immolation (n.) That which is immolated; a sacrifice.
Immolator (n.) One who offers in sacrifice; specifically, one of a sect of Russian fanatics who practice self-mutilatio and sacrifice.
Immold (v. t.) Alt. of Immould
Immould (v. t.) To mold into shape, or form.
Immoment (a.) Trifling.
Immomentous (a.) Not momentous; unimportant; insignificant.
Immoral (a.) Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious; licentious; as, an immoral man; an immoral deed.
Immoralities (pl. ) of Immorality
Immorality (n.) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
Immorality (n.) An immoral act or practice.
Immorally (adv.) In an immoral manner; wickedly.
Immorigerous (a.) Rude; uncivil; disobedient.
Immortal (a.) Not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance.
Immortal (a.) Connected with, or pertaining to immortability.
Immortal (a.) Destined to live in all ages of this world; abiding; exempt from oblivion; imperishable; as, immortal fame.
Immortal (a.) Great; excessive; grievous.
Immortal (n.) One who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation.
Immortalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of the immortality of the soul.
Immortalities (pl. ) of Immortality
Immortality (n.) The quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance; as, the immortality of the soul.
Immortality (n.) Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity; as, the immortality of fame.
Immortalization (n.) The act of immortalizing, or state of being immortalized.
Immortalized (imp. & p. p.) of Immortalize
Immortalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immortalize
Immortalize (v. t.) To render immortal; to cause to live or exist forever.
Immortalize (v. t.) To exempt from oblivion; to perpetuate in fame.
Immortalize (v. i.) To become immortal.
Immortally (adv.) In an immortal manner.
Immortelles (pl. ) of Immortelle
Immortelle (n.) A plant with a conspicuous, dry, unwithering involucre, as the species of Antennaria, Helichrysum, Gomphrena, etc. See Everlasting.
Immortification (n.) Failure to mortify the passions.
Immovability (n.) The quality or state of being immovable; fixedness; steadfastness; as, immovability of a heavy body; immovability of purpose.
Immovable (a.) Incapable of being moved; firmly fixed; fast; -- used of material things; as, an immovable foundatin.
Immovable (a.) Steadfast; fixed; unalterable; unchangeable; -- used of the mind or will; as, an immovable purpose, or a man who remain immovable.
Immovable (a.) Not capable of being affected or moved in feeling or by sympathy; unimpressible; impassive.
Immovable (a.) Not liable to be removed; permanent in place or tenure; fixed; as, an immovable estate. See Immovable, n.
Immovable (n.) That which can not be moved.
Immovable (n.) Lands and things adherent thereto by nature, as trees; by the hand of man, as buildings and their accessories; by their destination, as seeds, plants, manure, etc.; or by the objects to which they are applied, as servitudes.
Immovableness (n.) Quality of being immovable.
Immovably (adv.) In an immovable manner.
Immund (a.) Unclean.
Immundicity (n.) Uncleanness; filthness.
Immune (a.) Exempt; protected by inoculation.
Immunities (pl. ) of Immunity
Immunity (a.) Freedom or exemption from any charge, duty, obligation, office, tax, imposition, penalty, or service; a particular privilege; as, the immunities of the free cities of Germany; the immunities of the clergy.
Immunity (a.) Freedom; exemption; as, immunity from error.
Immured (imp. & p. p.) of Immure
Immuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Immure
Immure (v. t.) To wall around; to surround with walls.
Immure (v. t.) To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
Immure (n.) A wall; an inclosure.
Immurement (n.) The act iif immuring, or the state of being immured; imprsonment.
Immusical (a.) Inharmonious; unmusical; discordant.
Immutability (n.) The state or quality of being immutable; immutableness.
Immutable (a.) Not mutable; not capable or susceptible of change; unchangeable; unalterable.
Immutate (a.) Unchanged.
Immutation (n.) Change; alteration; mutation.
Immute (v. t.) To change or alter.
Imp (n.) A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
Imp (n.) An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
Imp (n.) A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
Imp (n.) Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
Imped (imp. & p. p.) of Imp
Imping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imp
Imp (n.) To graft; to insert as a scion.
Imp (n.) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip.
Impacable (a.) Not to be appeased or quieted.
Impackment (n.) The state of being closely surrounded, crowded, or pressed, as by ice.
Impacted (imp. & p. p.) of Impact
Impacting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impact
Impact (v. t.) To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.
Impact (n.) Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.
Impact (n.) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.
Impacted (a.) Driven together or close.
Impaction (n.) The driving of one fragment of bone into another so that the fragments are not movable upon each other; as, impaction of the skull or of the hip.
Impaction (n.) An immovable packing; (Med.), a lodgment of something in a strait or passage of the body; as, impaction of the fetal head in the strait of the pelvis; impaction of food or feces in the intestines of man or beast.
Impaint (v. t.) To paint; to adorn with colors.
Impaired (imp. & p. p.) of Impair
Impairing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impair
Impair (v. t.) To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
Impair (v. t.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
Impair (a.) Not fit or appropriate.
Impair (n.) Diminution; injury.
Impairer (n.) One who, or that which, impairs.
Impairment (n.) The state of being impaired; injury.
Impalatable (a.) Unpalatable.
Impaled (imp. & p. p.) of Impale
Impaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impale
Impale (v. t.) To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale.
Impale (v. t.) To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.
Impale (v. t.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.
Impalement (n.) The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
Impalement (n.) An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
Impalement (n.) That which hedges in; inclosure.
Impalement (n.) The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical line, esp. for the purpose of putting side by side the arms of husband and wife. See Impale, 3.
Impalla (n.) The pallah deer of South Africa.
Impallid (v. t.) To make pallid; to blanch.
Impalm (v. t.) To grasp with or hold in the hand.
Impalpability (n.) The quality of being impalpable.
Impalpable (a.) Not palpable; that cannot be felt; extremely fine, so that no grit can be perceived by touch.
Impalpable (a.) Not material; intangible; incorporeal.
Impalpable (a.) Not apprehensible, or readily apprehensible, by the mind; unreal; as, impalpable distinctions.
Impalpably (adv.) In an impalpable manner.
Impalsy (v. t.) To palsy; to paralyze; to deaden.
Impanate (a.) Embodied in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
Impanated (imp. & p. p.) of Impanate
Impanating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impanate
Impanate (v. t.) To embody in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
Impanation (a.) Embodiment in bread; the supposed real presence and union of Christ's material body and blood with the substance of the elements of the eucharist without a change in their nature; -- distinguished from transubstantiation, which supposes a miraculous change of the substance of the elements. It is akin to consubstantiation.
Impanator (n.) One who holds the doctrine of impanation.
Impaneled (imp. & p. p.) of Impanel
Impanelled () of Impanel
Impaneling () of Impanel
Impanelling () of Impanel
Impanel (v. t.) To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to form or enroll, as a list of jurors in a court of justice.
Impanelment (n.) The act or process of impaneling, or the state of being impaneled.
Imparadised (imp. & p. p.) of Imparadise
Imparadising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imparadise
Imparadise (v. t.) To put in a state like paradise; to make supremely happy.
Imparalleled (a.) Unparalleled.
Impardonable (a.) Unpardonable.
Imparidigitate (a.) Having an odd number of fingers or toes, either one, three, or five, as in the horse, tapir, rhinoceros, etc.
Imparipinnate (a.) Pinnate with a single terminal leaflet.
Imparisyllabic (a.) Not consisting of an equal number of syllables; as, an imparisyllabic noun, one which has not the same number of syllables in all the cases; as, lapis, lapidis; mens, mentis.
Imparity (n.) Inequality; disparity; disproportion; difference of degree, rank, excellence, number, etc.
Imparity (n.) Lack of comparison, correspondence, or suitableness; incongruity.
Imparity (n.) Indivisibility into equal parts; oddness.
Imparked (imp. & p. p.) of Impark
Imparking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impark
Impark (v. t.) To inclose for a park; to sever from a common; hence, to inclose or shut up.
Imparl (v. i.) To hold discourse; to parley.
Imparl (v. i.) To have time before pleading; to have delay for mutual adjustment.
Imparlance (n.) Mutual discourse; conference.
Imparlance (n.) Time given to a party to talk or converse with his opponent, originally with the object of effecting, if possible, an amicable adjustment of the suit. The actual object, however, has long been merely to obtain further time to plead, or answer to the allegations of the opposite party.
Imparlance (n.) Hence, the delay or continuance of a suit.
Imparsonee (a.) Presented, instituted, and inducted into a rectory, and in full possession.
Imparsonee (n.) A clergyman so inducted.
Imparted (imp. & p. p.) of Impart
Imparting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impart
Impart (n.) To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to impart food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.
Impart (n.) To obtain a share of; to partake of.
Impart (n.) To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
Impart (v. i.) To give a part or share.
Impart (v. i.) To hold a conference or consultation.
Impartance (n.) Impartation.
Impartation (n.) The act of imparting, or the thing imparted.
Imparter (n.) One who imparts.
Impartial (a.) Not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable; fair; just.
Impartialist (n.) One who is impartial.
Impartiality (n.) The quality of being impartial; freedom from bias or favoritism; disinterestedness; equitableness; fairness; as, impartiality of judgment, of treatment, etc.
Impartially (a.) In an impartial manner.
Impartialness (n.) Impartiality.
Impartibility (n.) The quality of being impartible; communicability.
Impartibility (n.) The quality of being incapable of division into parts; indivisibility.
Impartible (a.) Capable of being imparted or communicated.
Impartible (a.) Not partible; not subject to partition; indivisible; as, an impartible estate.
Impartment (n.) The act of imparting, or that which is imparted, communicated, or disclosed.
Impassable (a.) Incapable of being passed; not admitting a passage; as, an impassable road, mountain, or gulf.
Impassibility (a.) The quality or condition of being impassible; insusceptibility of injury from external things.
Impassible (a.) Incapable of suffering; inaccessible to harm or pain; not to be touched or moved to passion or sympathy; unfeeling, or not showing feeling; without sensation.
Impassibleness (n.) Impassibility.
Impassion (v.) To move or affect strongly with passion.
Impassionable (a.) Excitable; susceptible of strong emotion.
Impassionate (a.) Strongly affected.
Impassionate (v. t.) To affect powerfully; to arouse the passions of.
Impassionate (a.) Without passion or feeling.
Impassioned (p. p. & a.) Actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited; as, an impassioned orator or discourse.
Impassive (a.) Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible; unmoved.
Impassivity (n.) The quality of being insusceptible of feeling, pain, or suffering; impassiveness.
Impastation (n.) The act of making into paste; that which is formed into a paste or mixture; specifically, a combination of different substances by means of cements.
Impasted (imp. & p. p.) of Impaste
Impasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impaste
Impaste (v. t.) To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
Impaste (v. t.) To lay color on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. [R.] Cf. Impasto.
Impasting () The laying on of colors to produce impasto.
Impasto (n.) The thickness of the layer or body of pigment applied by the painter to his canvas with especial reference to the juxtaposition of different colors and tints in forming a harmonious whole.
Impasture (v. t.) To place in a pasture; to foster.
Impatible (a.) Not capable of being borne; impassible.
Impatience (n.) The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.
Impatiency (n.) Impatience.
Impatiens (n.) A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; -- so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and snapweed. I. Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.
Impatient (a.) Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; -- often followed by at, for, of, and under.
Impatient (a.) Not to be borne; unendurable.
Impatient (a.) Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.
Impatient (n.) One who is impatient.
Impatiently (adv.) In an impatient manner.
Impatronization (n.) Absolute seignory or possession; the act of investing with such possession.
Impatronized (imp. & p. p.) of Impatronize
Impatronizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impatronize
Impatronize (v. t.) To make lord or master; as, to impatronize one's self of a seigniory.
Impave (v. t.) To pave.
Impavid (a.) Fearless.
Impawned (imp. & p. p.) of Impawn
Impawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impawn
Impawn (v. t.) To put in pawn; to pledge.
Impeached (imp. & p. p.) of Impeach
Impeaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impeach
Impeach (v. t.) To hinder; to impede; to prevent.
Impeach (v. t.) To charge with a crime or misdemeanor; to accuse; especially to charge (a public officer), before a competent tribunal, with misbehavior in office; to cite before a tribunal for judgement of official misconduct; to arraign; as, to impeach a judge. See Impeachment.
Impeach (v. t.) Hence, to charge with impropriety; to dishonor; to bring discredit on; to call in question; as, to impeach one's motives or conduct.
Impeach (v. t.) To challenge or discredit the credibility of, as of a witness, or the validity of, as of commercial paper.
Impeach (n.) Hindrance; impeachment.
Impeachable (a.) That may be impeached; liable to impeachment; chargeable with a crime.
Impeacher (n.) One who impeaches.
Impeachment (n.) The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached
Impeachment (n.) Hindrance; impediment; obstruction.
Impeachment (n.) A calling to account; arraignment; especially, of a public officer for maladministration.
Impeachment (n.) A calling in question as to purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach; as, an impeachment of motives.
Impearled (imp. & p. p.) of Impearl
Impearling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impearl
Impearl (v. t.) To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls.
Impearl (v. t.) To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls.
Impeccability (n.) the quality of being impeccable; exemption from sin, error, or offense.
Impeccable (a.) Not liable to sin; exempt from the possibility of doing wrong.
Impeccable (n.) One who is impeccable; esp., one of a sect of Gnostic heretics who asserted their sinlessness.
Impeccancy (n.) Sinlessness.
Impeccant (a.) Sinless; impeccable.
Impecuniosity (n.) The state of being impecunious.
Impecunious (a.) Not having money; habitually without money; poor.
Impeded (imp. & p. p.) of Impede
Impeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impede
Impede (v. t.) To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.
Impedible (a.) Capable of being impeded or hindered.
Impediment (n.) That which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect.
Impediment (v. t.) To impede.
Impedimental (a.) Of the nature of an impediment; hindering; obstructing; impeditive.
Impedite (a.) Hindered; obstructed.
Impedite (v. t.) To impede.
Impedition (n.) A hindering; a hindrance.
Impeditive (a.) Causing hindrance; impeding.
Impelled (imp. & p. p.) of Impel
Impelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impel
Impel (v. t.) To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.
Impellent (a.) Having the quality of impelling.
Impellent (n.) An impelling power or force.
Impeller (n.) One who, or that which, impels.
Impenned (imp. & p. p.) of Impen
Impent () of Impen
Impenning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impen
Impen (v. t.) To shut up or inclose, as in a pen.
Impend (v. t.) To pay.
Impended (imp. & p. p.) of Impend
Impending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impend
Impend (v. i.) To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten frome near at hand; to menace; to be imminent. See Imminent.
Impendence (n.) Alt. of Impendency
Impendency (n.) The state of impending; also, that which impends.
Impendent (a.) Impending; threatening.
Impending (a.) Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening.
Impenetrability (n.) Quality of being impenetrable.
Impenetrability (n.) That property in virtue of which two portions of matter can not at the same time occupy the same portion of space.
Impenetrability (n.) Insusceptibility of intellectual or emotional impression; obtuseness; stupidity; coldness.
Impenetrable (a.) Incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an impenetrable shield.
Impenetrable (a.) Having the property of preventing any other substance from occupying the same space at the same time.
Impenetrable (a.) Inaccessible, as to knowledge, reason, sympathy, etc.; unimpressible; not to be moved by arguments or motives; as, an impenetrable mind, or heart.
Impenetrableness (n.) The quality of being impenetrable; impenetrability.
Impenetrably (adv.) In an impenetrable manner or state; imperviously.
Impenitence (n.) The condition of being impenitent; failure or refusal to repent; hardness of heart.
Impenitency (n.) Impenitence.
Impenitent (a.) Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; of a hard heart.
Impenitent (n.) One who is not penitent.
Impenitently (adv.) Without repentance.
Impennate (a.) Characterized by short wings covered with feathers resembling scales, as the penguins.
Impennate (n.) One of the Impennes.
Impennes (n. pl.) An order of birds, including only the penguins, in which the wings are without quills, and not suited for flight.
Impennous (a.) Having no wings, as some insects.
Impeopled (imp. & p. p.) of Impeople
Impeopling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impeople
Impeople (v. t.) To people; to give a population to.
Imperant (a.) Commanding.
Imperate (a.) Done by express direction; not involuntary; communded.
Imperatival (a.) Of or pertaining to the imperative mood.
Imperative (a.) Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
Imperative (a.) Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
Imperative (a.) Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
Imperative (n.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
Imperatively (adv.) In an imperative manner.
Imperator (n.) A commander; a leader; an emperor; -- originally an appellation of honor by which Roman soldiers saluted their general after an important victory. Subsequently the title was conferred as a recognition of great military achievements by the senate, whence it carried wiht it some special privileges. After the downfall of the Republic it was assumed by Augustus and his successors, and came to have the meaning now attached to the word emperor.
Imperatorial (a.) Commanding; imperative; authoritative.
Imperatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the title or office of imperator.
Imperatorian (a.) Imperial.
Imperatory (a.) Imperative.
Imperceivable (a.) Imperceptible.
Imperceived (a.) Not perceived.
Imperceptibility (n.) The state or quality of being imperceptible.
Imperceptible (a.) Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the souses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended.
Imperception (n.) Want of perception.
Imperceptive (a.) Unable to perceive.
Impercipient (a.) Not perceiving, or not able to perceive.
Imperdibility (n.) The state or quality of being imperdible.
Imperdible (a.) Not destructible.
Imperfect (a.) Not perfect; not complete in all its parts; wanting a part; deective; deficient.
Imperfect (a.) Wanting in some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
Imperfect (a.) Not fulfilling its design; not realizing an ideal; not conformed to a standard or rule; not satisfying the taste or conscience; esthetically or morally defective.
Imperfect (n.) The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect tense.
Imperfect (v. t.) To make imperfect.
Imperfectibility (n.) The state or quality of being imperfectible.
Imperfectible (a.) Incapable of being mad perfect.
Imperfection (a.) The quality or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.
Imperfectness (n.) The state of being imperfect.
Imperforable (a.) Incapable of being perforated, or bored through.
Imperforata (n. pl.) A division of Foraminifera, including those in which the shell is not porous.
Imperforate (a.) Alt. of Imperforated
Imperforated (a.) Not perforated; having no opening or aperture.
Imperforation (n.) The state of being without perforation.
Imperial (a.) Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict.
Imperial (a.) Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme.
Imperial (a.) Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc.
Imperial (n.) The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
Imperial (n.) An outside seat on a diligence.
Imperial (n.) A luggage case on the top of a coach.
Imperial (n.) Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drowing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
Imperial (n.) A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars.
Imperial (n.) A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
Imperialism (n.) The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.
Imperialist (n.) One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.
Imperialities (pl. ) of Imperiality
Imperiality (n.) Imperial power.
Imperiality (n.) An imperial right or privilegs. See Royalty.
Imperialized (imp. & p. p.) of Imperialize
Imperializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imperialize
Imperialize (v. t.) To invest with imperial authority, character, or style; to bring to the form of an empire.
Imperially (adv.) In an imperial manner.
Imperially (n.) Imperial power.
Imperiled (imp. & p. p.) of Imperil
Imperilled () of Imperil
Imperiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imperil
Imperilling () of Imperil
Imperil (v. t.) To bring into peril; to endanger.
Imperilment (n.) The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled.
Imperious (a.) Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.
Imperious (a.) Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.
Imperious (a.) Imperative; urgent; compelling.
Imperiously (adv.) In an imperious manner.
Imperiousnes (n.) The quality or state of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness.
Imperishability (n.) The quality of being imperishable: indstructibility.
Imperishable (a.) Not perishable; not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring permanently; as, an imperishable monument; imperishable renown.
Imperiwigged (a.) Wearing a periwig.
Impermanence (n.) Alt. of Impermanency
Impermanency (n.) lack of permanence.
Impermanent (a.) Not permanent.
Impermeability (n.) The quality of being impermeable.
Impermeable (a.) Not permeable; not permitting passage, as of a fluid. through its substance; impervious; impenetrable; as, India rubber is impermeable to water and to air.
Impermissible (a.) Not permissible.
Imperscrutable (a.) Not capable of being searched out; inscrutable.
Imperseverant (a.) Not persevering; fickle; thoughtless.
Impersonal (a.) Not personal; not representing a person; not having personality.
Impersonal (n.) That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an impersonal verb.
Impersonality (n.) The quality of being impersonal; want or absence of personality.
Impersonally (adv.) In an impersonal manner.
Impersonated (imp. & p. p.) of Impersonate
Impersonating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impersonate
Impersonate (v. t.) To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
Impersonate (v. t.) To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
Impersonate (v. t.) To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
Impersonation (n.) Alt. of Impersonification
Impersonification (n.) The act of impersonating; personification; investment with personality; representation in a personal form.
Impersonator (n.) One who impersonates; an actor; a mimic.
Imperspicuity (n.) Want of perspicuity or clearness; vaguness; ambiguity.
Imperspicuous (a.) Not perspicuous; not clear; obscure; vague; ambeguous.
Impersuadable (a.) Not to be persuaded; obstinate; unyielding; impersuasible.
Impersuasible (a.) Not persuasible; not to be moved by persuasion; inflexible; impersuadable.
Impertinence (n.) The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
Impertinence (n.) Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
Impertinence (n.) That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.
Impertinency (n.) Impertinence.
Impertinent (a.) Not pertinent; not pertaining to the matter in hand; having no bearing on the subject; not to the point; irrelevant; inapplicable.
Impertinent (a.) Contrary to, or offending against, the rules of propriety or good breeding; guilty of, or prone to, rude, unbecoming, or uncivil words or actions; as, an impertient coxcomb; an impertient remark.
Impertinent (a.) Trifing; inattentive; frivolous.
Impertinent (n.) An impertinent person.
Impertinently (adv.) In an impertinent manner.
Impertransibility (n.) The quality or state of being impertransible.
Impertransible (a.) Incapable of being passed through.
Impertrubable (a.) Incapable of being disturbed or disconcerted; as, imperturbable gravity.
Imperturbably (adv.) In an imperturbable manner; calmly.
Imperturbation (n.) Freedom from agitation of mind; calmness; quietude.
Imperturbed (a.) Not perturbed.
Imperviability (n.) The quality of being imperviable.
Imperviable (a.) Not pervious; impervious.
Impervious (a.) Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air.
Impery (n.) Empery.
Impest (v. t.) To affict with pestilence; to infect, as with plague.
Impester (v. t.) See Pester.
Impetiginous (a.) Of the nature of, or pertaining to, impetigo.
Impetigo (n.) A cutaneous, pustular eruption, not attended with fever; usually, a kind of eczema with pustulation.
Impetrable (a.) Capable of being obtained or moved by petition.
Impetrate (a.) Obtained by entreaty.
Impetrated (imp. & p. p.) of Impetrate
Impetrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impetrate
Impetrate (v. t.) To obtain by request or entreaty.
Impetration (n.) The act of impetrating, or obtaining by petition or entreaty.
Impetration (n.) The obtaining of benefice from Rome by solicitation, which benefice belonged to the disposal of the king or other lay patron of the realm.
Impetrative (a.) Of the nature of impetration; getting, or tending to get, by entreaty.
Impetratory (a.) Containing or expressing entreaty.
Impetuosity (n.) The condition or quality of being impetuous; fury; violence.
Impetuosity (n.) Vehemence, or furiousnes of temper.
Impetuous (a.) Rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.
Impetuous (a.) Vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper.
Impetus (n.) A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum.
Impetus (n.) Fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force.
Impetus (n.) The aititude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece.
Impeyan pheasant () An Indian crested pheasant of the genus Lophophorus. Several species are known. Called also monaul, monal.
Imphee (n.) The African sugar cane (Holcus saccharatus), -- resembling the sorghum, or Chinese sugar cane.
Impictured (a.) Pictured; impressed.
Impierce (v. t.) To pierce; to penetrate.
Impierceable (a.) Not capable of being pierced; impenetrable.
Impieties (pl. ) of Impiety
Impiety (n.) The quality of being impious; want of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness.
Impiety (n.) An impious act; an act of wickednes.
Impignorate (v. t.) To pledge or pawn.
Impignoration (n.) The act of pawning or pledging; the state of being pawned.
Imping (n.) The act or process of grafting or mending.
Imping (n.) The process of repairing broken feathers or a deficient wing.
Impinged (imp. & p. p.) of Impinge
Impinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impinge
Impinge (v. t.) To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to ciash with; -- with on or upon.
Impingement (n.) The act of impinging.
Impingent (a.) Striking against or upon.
Impinguate (v. t.) To fatten; to make fat.
Impinguation (n.) The act of making fat, or the state of being fat or fattened.
Impious (a.) Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language.
Impire (n.) See Umpire.
Impishly (a.) Having the qualities, or showing the characteristics, of an imp.
Impishly (adv.) In the manner of an imp.
Imppiteous (a.) Pitiless; cruel.
Implacability (n.) The quality or state of being implacable.
Implacable (a.) Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable prince.
Implacable (a.) Incapable of ebign relieved or assuaged; inextinguishable.
Implacableness (n.) The quality of being implacable; implacability.
Implacably (adv.) In an implacable manner.
Implacental (a.) Without a placenta, as marsupials and monotremes.
Implacental (n.) A mammal having no placenta.
Implacentalia (n. pl.) A primary division of the Mammalia, including the monotremes and marsupials, in which no placenta is formed.
Implanted (imp. & p. p.) of Implant
Implanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Implant
Implant (v. t.) To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce; as, to implant the seeds of virtue, or the principles of knowledge, in the minds of youth.
Implantation (n.) The act or process of implantating.
Implated (imp. & p. p.) of Implate
Implating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Implate
Implate (v. t.) To cover with plates; to sheathe; as, to implate a ship with iron.
Implausibility (n.) Want of plausibility; the quality of being implausible.
Implausible (a.) Not plausible; not wearing the appearance of truth or credibility, and not likely to be believed.
Impleach (v. t.) To pleach; to interweave.
Impleaded (imp. & p. p.) of Implead
Impleading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Implead
Implead (v. t.) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.
Implead (v. i.) To sue at law.
Impleadable (a.) Not admitting excuse, evasion, or plea; rigorous.
Impleader (n.) One who prosecutes or sues another.
Impleasing (a.) Unpleasing; displeasing.
Impledge (v. t.) To pledge.
Implement (n.) That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war.
Implement (v. t.) To accomplish; to fulfill.
Implement (v. t.) To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements.
Implement (v. t.) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement.
Implemental (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, implements or their use; mechanical.
Impletion (n.) The act of filling, or the state of being full.
Impletion (n.) That which fills up; filling.
Implex (a.) Intricate; entangled; complicated; complex.
Implexion (n.) Act of involving, or state of being involved; involution.
Impliable (a.) Not pliable; inflexible; inyielding.
Implicated (imp. & p. p.) of Implicate
Implicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Implicate
Implicate (v. t.) To infold; to fold together; to interweave.
Implicate (v. t.) To bring into connection with; to involve; to connect; -- applied to persons, in an unfavorable sense; as, the evidence implicates many in this conspiracy; to be implicated in a crime, a discreditable transaction, a fault, etc.
Implication (n.) The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.
Implication (n.) An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
Implicative (a.) Tending to implicate.
Implicatively (adv.) By implication.
Implicit (a.) Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved.
Implicit (a.) Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement.
Implicit (a.) Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience.
Implicitly (adv.) In an implicit manner; without reserve; with unreserved confidence.
Implicitly (adv.) By implication; impliedly; as, to deny the providence of God is implicitly to deny his existence.
Implicitness (n.) State or quality of being implicit.
Implicity (n.) Implicitness.
Implied (a.) Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; -- the correlative of express, or expressed. See Imply.
Impliedly (adv.) By implication or inference.
Imploded (a.) Formed by implosion.
Implodent (n.) An implosive sound.
Imploration (n.) The act of imploring; earnest supplication.
Implorator (n.) One who implores.
Imploratory (a.) Supplicatory; entreating.
Implored (imp. & p. p.) of Implore
Imploring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Implore
Implore (v. t.) To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to prey to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought.
Implore (v. i.) To entreat; to beg; to prey.
Implore (n.) Imploration.
Implorer (n.) One who implores.
Imploring (a.) That implores; beseeching; entreating.
Implosion (n.) A burstion inwards, as of a vessel from which the air has been exhausted; -- contrasted with explosion.
Implosion (n.) A sudden compression of the air in the mouth, simultaneously with and affecting the sound made by the closure of the organs in uttering p, t, or k, at the end of a syllable (
Implosive (a.) Formed by implosion.
Implosive (n.) An implosive sound, an implodent.
Implumed (a.) Not plumed; without plumes or feathers; featherless.
Implunge (v. t.) To plunge.
Impluvium (n.) In Roman dwellings, a cistern or tank, set in the atrium or peristyle to recieve the water from the roof, by means of the compluvium; generally made ornamental with flowers and works of art around its birm.
Implied (imp. & p. p.) of Imply
Implying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imply
Imply (v. t.) To infold or involve; to wrap up.
Imply (v. t.) To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.
Imply (v. t.) To refer, ascribe, or attribute.
Impoison (v. t.) To poison; to imbitter; to impair.
Impoisoner (n.) A poisoner.
Impoisonment (n.) The act of poisoning or impoisoning.
Impolarily (adv.) Alt. of Impolarly
Impolarly (adv.) Not according to or in, the direction of the poles.
Impolicy (n.) The quality of being impolitic; inexpedience; unsuitableness to the end proposed; bads policy; as, the impolicy of fraud.
Impolite (a.) Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners; discourteous; uncivil; rude.
Impolitic (a.) Not politic; contrary to, or wanting in, policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure.
Impolitical (a.) Impolitic.
Impoliticly (adv.) In an impolitic manner.
Impoliticness (n.) The quality of being impolitic.
Imponderability (n.) The quality or state of being imponderable; imponderableness.
Imponderable (a.) Not ponderable; without sensible or appreciable weight; incapable of being weighed.
Imponderable (n.) An imponderable substance or body; specifically, in the plural, a name formerly applied to heat, light, electricity, and magnetism, regarded as subtile fluids destitute of weight but in modern science little used.
Imponderableness (n.) The quality or state of being imponderable.
Imponderous (a.) Imponderable.
Impone (v. t.) To stake; to wager; to pledge.
Impoofo (n.) The eland.
Impoon (n.) The duykerbok.
Impoor (v. t.) To impoverish.
Imporosity (n.) The state or quality of being imporous; want of porosity; compactness.
Imporous (a.) Destitute of pores; very close or compact in texture; solid.
Imported (imp. & p. p.) of Import
Importing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Import
Import (v. t.) To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; -- opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.
Import (v. t.) To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
Import (v. t.) To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
Import (v. i.) To signify; to purport; to be of moment.
Import (n.) Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
Import (n.) That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
Import (n.) Importance; weight; consequence.
Importable (a.) Capable of being imported.
Importable (a.) Not to be endured; insupportable; intolerable.
Importance (n.) The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
Importance (n.) Subject; matter.
Importance (n.) Import; meaning; significance.
Importance (n.) Importunity; solicitation.
Importancy (n.) Importance; significance; consequence; that which is important.
Important (v. t.) Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.
Important (v. t.) Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
Important (v. t.) Bearing on; forcible; driving.
Important (v. t.) Importunate; pressing; urgent.
Importantly (adv.) In an important manner.
Importation (v. t.) The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering.
Importation (v. t.) The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; -- opposed to exportation.
Importation (v. t.) That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.
Importer (n.) One who imports; the merchant who brings goods into a country or state; -- opposed to exporter.
Importing (a.) Full of meaning.
Importless (a.) Void of meaning.
Importunable (a.) Heavy; insupportable.
Importunacy (n.) The quality of being importunate; importunateness.
Importunate (a.) Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an impotunate petitioner, curiosity.
Importunate (a.) Hard to be borne; unendurable.
Importunator (n.) One who importunes; an importuner.
Importunee (a.) Inopportune; unseasonable.
Importunee (a.) Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; urgent; hence, vexatious on account of untimely urgency or perinacious solicitation.
Importuned (imp. & p. p.) of Importune
Importuning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Importune
Importune (a.) To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry.
Importune (a.) To import; to signify.
Importune (v. i.) To require; to demand.
Importunely (adv.) In an importune manner.
Importuner (n.) One who importunes.
Importunities (pl. ) of Importunity
Importunity (n.) The quality of being importunate; pressing or pertinacious solicitation; urgent request; incessant or frequent application; troublesome pertinacity.
Importuous (a.) Without a port or harbor.
Imposable (a.) Capable of being imposed or laid on.
Imposableness (n.) Quality of being imposable.
Imposed (imp. & p. p.) of Impose
Imposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impose
Impose (v. t.) To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
Impose (v. t.) To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
Impose (v. t.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
Impose (v. t.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
Impose (v. i.) To practice trick or deception.
Impose (n.) A command; injunction.
Imposement (n.) Imposition.
Imposer (n.) One who imposes.
Imposing (a.) Laying as a duty; enjoining.
Imposing (a.) Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle.
Imposing (a.) Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
Imposing (n.) The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.
Imposingly (adv.) In an imposing manner.
Imposingness (n.) The quality of being imposing.
Imposition (n.) The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
Imposition (n.) That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
Imposition (n.) An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
Imposition (n.) An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.
Imposition (n.) The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
Imposition (n.) The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4.
Impossibilities (pl. ) of Impossibility
Impossibility (n.) The quality of being impossible; impracticability.
Impossibility (n.) An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.
Impossibility (n.) Inability; helplessness.
Impossible (a.) Not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible.
Impossible (n.) An impossibility.
Impossibly (adv.) Not possibly.
Impost (n.) That which is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or duty; especially, a duty or tax laid by goverment on goods imported into a country.
Impost (n.) The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
Imposthumate (v. t.) To apostemate; to form an imposthume or abscess.
Imposthumated (imp. & p. p.) of Imposthumate
Imposthumating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imposthumate
Imposthumate (v. t.) To affect with an imposthume or abscess.
Imposthumate (a.) Imposthumated.
Imposthumation (n.) The act of forming an abscess; state of being inflamed; suppuration.
Imposthumation (n.) An abscess; an imposthume.
Imposthume (n.) A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess.
Imposthume (v. t. & i.) Same as Imposthumate.
Impostor (n.) One who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender.
Impostorship (n.) The condition, character, or practice of an impostor.
Impostress (n.) Alt. of Impostrix
Impostrix (n.) A woman who imposes upon or deceives others.
Impostrous (n.) Characterized by imposture; deceitful.
Imposturage (n.) Imposture; cheating.
Imposture (n.) The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
Impostured (a.) Done by imposture.
Imposturous (a.) Impostrous; deceitful.
Impostury (n.) Imposture.
Impotence (n.) Alt. of Impotency
Impotency (n.) The quality or condition of being impotent; want of strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral; weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility.
Impotency (n.) Want of self-restraint or self-control.
Impotency (n.) Want of procreative power; inability to copulate, or beget children; also, sometimes, sterility; barrenness.
Impotent (a.) Not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm.
Impotent (a.) Wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent.
Impotent (a.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren.
Impotent (n.) One who is imoitent.
Impotently (adv.) In an impotent manner.
Impounded (imp. & p. p.) of Impound
Impounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impound
Impound (v. t.) To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.
Impoundage (n.) The act of impounding, or the state of being impounded.
Impoundage (n.) The fee or fine for impounding.
Impounder (n.) One who impounds.
Impoverished (imp. & p. p.) of Impoverish
Impoverishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impoverish
Impoverish (v. t.) To make poor; to reduce to poverty or indigence; as, misfortune and disease impoverish families.
Impoverish (v. t.) To exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of; to make sterile; as, to impoverish land.
Impoverisher (n.) One who, or that which, impoverishes.
Impoverishment (n.) The act of impoverishing, or the state of being impoverished; reduction to poverty.
Impower (v. t.) See Empower.
Imp-pole (n.) A pole for supporting a scaffold.
Impracticabilities (pl. ) of Impracticability
Impracticability (n.) The state or quality of being impracticable; infeasibility.
Impracticability (n.) An impracticable thing.
Impracticability (n.) Intractableness; stubbornness.
Impracticable (a.) Not practicable; incapable of being performed, or accomplished by the means employed, or at command; impossible; as, an impracticable undertaking.
Impracticable (a.) Not to be overcome, presuaded, or controlled by any reasonable method; unmanageable; intractable; not capable of being easily dealt with; -- used in a general sense, as applied to a person or thing that is difficult to control or get along with.
Impracticable (a.) Incapable of being used or availed of; as, an impracticable road; an impracticable method.
Impracticableness (n.) The state or quality of being impracticable; impracticability.
Impracticably (adv.) In an impracticable manner.
Impractical (a.) Not practical.
Imprecated (imp. & p. p.) of Imprecate
Imprecating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imprecate
Imprecate (v. t.) To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
Imprecate (v. t.) To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.
Imprecation (n.) The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.
Imprecatory (a.) Of the nature of, or containing, imprecation; invoking evil; as, the imprecatory psalms.
Imprecision (n.) Want of precision.
Impregn (v. t.) To impregnate; to make fruitful.
Impregnability (n.) The quality or state of being impregnable; invincibility.
Impregnable (a.) Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue.
Impregnable (a.) Capable of being impregnated, as the egg of an animal, or the ovule of a plant.
Impregnant (n.) That which impregnates.
Impregnant (a.) Not pregnant; unfertilized or infertile.
Impregnated (imp. & p. p.) of Impregnate
Impregnating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impregnate
Impregnate (v. t.) To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
Impregnate (v. t.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
Impregnate (v. t.) To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
Impregnate (v. t.) To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
Impregnate (v. i.) To become pregnant.
Impregnate (a.) Impregnated; made prolific.
Impregnation (n.) The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.
Impregnation (n.) The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoon) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.
Impregnation (n.) That with which anything is impregnated.
Impregnation (n.) Intimate mixture; influsion; saturation.
Impregnation (n.) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.
Imprejudicate (a.) Not prejuged; unprejudiced; impartial.
Imprenable (a.) Impregnable.
Impreparation (n.) Want of preparation.
Impresa (n.) A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like.
Impresarios (pl. ) of Impresario
Impresario (n.) The projector, manager, or conductor, of an opera or concert company.
Imprescriptibility (n.) The quality of being imprescriptible.
Imprescriptible (a.) Not capable of being lost or impaired by neglect, by disuse, or by the claims of another founded on prescription.
Imprescriptible (a.) Not derived from, or dependent on, external authority; self-evidencing; obvious.
Imprescriptibly (adv.) In an imprescriptible manner; obviously.
Imprese (n.) A device. See Impresa.
Impressed (imp. & p. p.) of Impress
Impressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impress
Impress (v. t.) To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression).
Impress (v. t.) To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
Impress (v. t.) Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
Impress (n.) To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
Impress (v. i.) To be impressed; to rest.
Impresses (pl. ) of Impress
Impress (n.) The act of impressing or making.
Impress (n.) A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
Impress (n.) Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
Impress (n.) A device. See Impresa.
Impress (n.) The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
Impressibility (n.) The quality of being impressible; susceptibility.
Impressible (a.) Capable of being impressed; susceptible; sensitive.
Impression (n.) The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
Impression (n.) That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
Impression (n.) That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
Impression (n.) Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
Impression (n.) An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
Impression (n.) Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
Impression (n.) The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time.
Impression (n.) In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
Impression (n.) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
Impressionability (n.) The quality of being impressionable.
Impresionable (a.) Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible.
Impressionableness (n.) The quality of being impressionable.
Impressionism (n.) The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; -- a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.
Impressionist (n.) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism, so called.
Impressionistic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, impressionism.
Impressionless (a.) Having the quality of not being impressed or affected; not susceptible.
Impressive (a.) Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
Impressive (a.) Capable of being impressed.
Impressment (n.) The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors.
Impressor (n.) One who, or that which, impresses.
Impressure (n.) Dent; impression.
Imprested (imp. & p. p.) of Imprest
Impresting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imprest
Imprest (n.) To advance on loan.
Imprest (v. t.) A kind of earnest money; loan; -- specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment.
Imprevalence (n.) Alt. of Imprevalency
Imprevalency (n.) Want of prevalence.
Impreventability (n.) The state or quality of being impreventable.
Impreventable (a.) Not preventable; invitable.
Imprimatur (n.) A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the press, approval of that which is published.
Imprimery (n.) A print; impression.
Imprimery (n.) A printing establishment.
Imprimery (n.) The art of printing.
Impriming (n.) A beginning.
Imprimis (adv.) In the first place; first in order.
Imptrinted (imp. & p. p.) of Imprint
Imprinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imprint
Imprint (v. t.) To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
Imprint (v. t.) To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something).
Imprint (v. t.) To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress.
Imprint (v. t.) Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet.
Imprisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Imprison
Imprisoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imprison
Imprison (v. t.) To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
Imprison (v. t.) To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
Imprisoner (n.) One who imprisons.
Imprison ment (n.) The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned; confinement; restraint.
Improbabilities (pl. ) of Improbability
Improbability (n.) The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood; also, that which is improbable; an improbable event or result.
Improbable (a.) Not probable; unlikely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances or in the usual course of events; as, an improbable story or event.
Improbate (v. t.) To disapprove of; to disallow.
Improbation (n.) The act of disapproving; disapprobation.
Improbation (n.) The act by which falsehood and forgery are proved; an action brought for the purpose of having some instrument declared false or forged.
Improbative (a.) Alt. of Improbatory
Improbatory (a.) Implying, or tending to, improbation.
Improbity (n.) Lack of probity; want of integrity or rectitude; dishonesty.
Improficience (n.) Alt. of Improficiency
Improficiency (n.) Want of proficiency.
Improfitable (a.) Unprofitable.
Improgressive (a.) Not progressive.
Improlific (a.) Not prolific.
Improlificate (v. t.) To impregnate.
Imprompt (a.) Not ready.
Impromptu (adv. / a.) Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse.
Impromptu (n.) Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.
Impromptu (n.) A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece.
Improper (a.) Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper medicine; improper thought, behavior, language, dress.
Improper (a.) Not peculiar or appropriate to individuals; general; common.
Improper (a.) Not according to facts; inaccurate; erroneous.
Improper (v. t.) To appropriate; to limit.
Improperation (n.) The act of upbraiding or taunting; a reproach; a taunt.
Improperia (n. pl.) A series of antiphons and responses, expressing the sorrowful remonstrance of our Lord with his people; -- sung on the morning of the Good Friday in place of the usual daily Mass of the Roman ritual.
Improperly (adv.) In an improper manner; not properly; unsuitably; unbecomingly.
Improperty (n.) Impropriety.
Impropitious (a.) Unpropitious; unfavorable.
Improportionable (a.) Not proportionable.
Improportionate (a.) Not proportionate.
Impropriated (imp. & p. p.) of Impropriate
Impropriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impropriate
Impropriate (v. t.) To appropriate to one's self; to assume.
Impropriate (v. t.) To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement.
Impropriate (v. i.) To become an impropriator.
Impropriate (a.) Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated.
Impropriation (n.) The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated.
Impropriation (n.) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation.
Impropriation (n.) A benefice in the hands of a layman, or of a lay corporation.
Impropriator (n.) One who impropriates; specifically, a layman in possession of church property.
-trixes (pl. ) of Impropriatrix
-trices (pl. ) of Impropriatrix
Impropriatrix (n.) A female impropriator.
Improprieties (pl. ) of Impropriety
Impropriety (n.) The quality of being improper; unfitness or unsuitableness to character, time place, or circumstances; as, impropriety of behavior or manners.
Impropriety (n.) That which is improper; an unsuitable or improper act, or an inaccurate use of language.
Improsperity (n.) Want of prosperity.
Improsperous (a.) Not prosperous.
Improvability (n.) The state or quality of being improvable; improvableness.
Improvable (a.) Capable of being improved; susceptible of improvement; admitting of being made better; capable of cultivation, or of being advanced in good qualities.
Improvable (a.) Capable of being used to advantage; profitable; serviceable; advantageous.
Improve (v. t.) To disprove or make void; to refute.
Improve (v. t.) To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.
Improved (imp. & p. p.) of Improve
Improving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Improve
Improve (v. t.) To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.
Improve (v. t.) To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.
Improve (v. t.) To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad.
Improve (v. i.) To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.
Improve (v. i.) To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.
Improve (v. i.) To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.
Improvement (n.) The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
Improvement (n.) The act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
Improvement (n.) The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
Improvement (n.) Increase; growth; progress; advance.
Improvement (n.) Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
Improvement (n.) A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
Improver (n.) One who, or that which, improves.
Improvided (a.) Unforeseen; unexpected; not provided against; unprepared.
Improvidence (n.) The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift.
Improvident (a.) Not provident; wanting foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless; as, an improvident man.
Improvidentially (adv.) Improvidently.
Improvidently (adv.) In a improvident manner.
Improving (a.) Tending to improve, beneficial; growing better.
Improvisate (a.) Unpremeditated; impromptu; extempore.
Improvisated (imp. & p. p.) of Improvisate
Improvisating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Improvisate
Improvisate (v. t. & i.) To improvise; to extemporize.
Improvisation (n.) The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry, and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the organ.
Improvisation (n.) That which is improvised; an impromptu.
Improvisatize (v. t. & i.) Same as Improvisate.
Improvisator (n.) An improviser, or improvvisatore.
Improvisatore (n.) See Improvvisatore.
Improvisatorial (a.) Alt. of Improvisatory
Improvisatory (a.) Of or pertaining to improvisation or extemporaneous composition.
Improvisatrice (n.) See Improvvisatrice.
Improvised (imp. & p. p.) of Improvise
Improvising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Improvise
Improvise (v. t.) To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
Improvise (v. t.) To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.
Improvise (v. t.) To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.
Improvise (v. i.) To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.
Improviser (n.) One who improvises.
Improvision (n.) Improvidence.
Improviso (a.) Not prepared or mediated beforehand; extemporaneous.
Improvvisatori (pl. ) of Improvvisatore
Improvvisatore (n.) One who composes and sings or recites rhymes and short poems extemporaneously.
Improvvisatrici (pl. ) of Improvvisatrice
Improvvisatrice (n.) A female improvvisatore.
Imprudence (n.) The quality or state of being imprudent; want to caution, circumspection, or a due regard to consequences; indiscretion; inconsideration; reshness; also, an imprudent act; as, he was guilty of an imprudence.
Imprudent (a.) Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
Impuberal (a.) Not having arrived at puberty; immature.
Impuberty (n.) The condition of not having reached puberty, or the age of ability to reproduce one's species; want of age at which the marriage contract can be legally entered into.
Impudence (n.) The quality of being impudent; assurance, accompanied with a disregard of the presence or opinions of others; shamelessness; forwardness; want of modesty.
Impudency (n.) Impudence.
Impudent (a.) Bold, with contempt or disregard; unblushingly forward; impertinent; wanting modesty; shameless; saucy.
Impudently (adv.) In an impudent manner; with unbecoming assurance; shamelessly.
Impudicity (n.) Immodesty.
Impugned (imp. & p. p.) of Impugn
Impugning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impugn
Impugn (v. t.) To attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.
Impugnable (a.) Capable of being impugned; that may be gainsaid.
Impugnation (n.) Act of impugning; opposition; attack.
Impugner (n.) One who impugns.
Impugnment (n.) The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.
Impuissance (n.) Lack of power; inability.
Impuissant (a.) Weak; impotent; feeble.
Impulse (n.) The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately.
Impulse (n.) The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force.
Impulse (n.) The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body.
Impulse (n.) A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will.
Impulse (v. t.) To impel; to incite.
Impulsion (n.) The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse.
Impulsion (n.) Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse.
Impulsive (a.) Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
Impulsive (a.) Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.
Impulsive (a.) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; -- said of forces.
Impulsive (n.) That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
Impulsively (adv.) In an impulsive manner.
Impulsiveness (n.) The quality of being impulsive.
Impulsor (n.) One who, or that which, impels; an inciter.
Impunctate (a.) Not punctuate or dotted.
Impunctual (a.) Not punctual.
Impunctuality (n.) Neglect of, or failure in, punctuality.
Impune (a.) Unpunished.
Impunibly (adv.) Without punishment; with impunity.
Impunity (n.) Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.
Impuration (n.) Defilement; obscuration.
Impure (a.) Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.
Impure (a.) Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of persons or things.
Impure (a.) Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas.
Impure (a.) Not purified according to the ceremonial law of Moses; unclean.
Impure (a.) Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin; an impure style.
Impure (v. t.) To defile; to pollute.
Impurely (adv.) In an impure manner.
Impureness (n.) The quality or condition of being impure; impurity.
Impurity (n.) The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration.
Impurity (n.) That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.
Impurity (n.) Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.
Impurpled (imp. & p. p.) of Impurple
Impurpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impurple
Impurple (v. t.) To color or tinge with purple; to make red or reddish; to purple; as, a field impurpled with blood.
Imputability (n.) The quality of being imputable; imputableness.
Imputable (a.) That may be imputed; capable of being imputed; chargeable; ascribable; attributable; referable.
Imputable (a.) Accusable; culpable.
Imputableness (n.) Quality of being imputable.
Imputably (adv.) By imputation.
Imputation () The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription; also, anything imputed or charged.
Imputation () Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
Imputation () A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the righteousness of Christ.
Imputation () Opinion; intimation; hint.
Imputative (a.) Transferred by imputation; that may be imputed.
Imputed (imp. & p. p.) of Impute
Imputing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impute
Impute (v. t.) To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.
Impute (v. t.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.
Impute (v. t.) To take account of; to consider; to regard.
Imputer (n.) One who imputes.
Imputrescible (a.) Not putrescible.
Imrigh (n.) A peculiar strong soup or broth, made in Scotland.
-oma () A suffix used in medical terms to denote a morbid condition of some part, usually some kind of tumor; as in fibroma, glaucoma.
Omagra (n.) Gout in the shoulder.
Omahas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who inhabited the south side of the Missouri River. They are now partly civilized and occupy a reservation in Nebraska.
Omander wood () The wood of Diospyros ebenaster, a kind of ebony found in Ceylon.
Omasum (n.) The third division of the stomach of ruminants. See Manyplies, and Illust. under Ruminant.
Omber (n.) Alt. of Ombre
Ombre (n.) A game at cards, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons.
Ombre (n.) A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.
Ombrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the rain that falls; a rain gauge.
Omega (n.) The last letter of the Greek alphabet. See Alpha.
Omega (n.) The last; the end; hence, death.
Omegoid (a.) Having the form of the Greek capital letter Omega (/).
Omelet (n.) Eggs beaten up with a little flour, etc., and cooked in a frying pan; as, a plain omelet.
Omen (n.) An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
Omened (imp. & p. p.) of Omen
Omening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Omen
Omen (v. t.) To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.
Omened (a.) Attended by, or containing, an omen or omens; as, happy-omened day.
Omental (a.) Of or pertaining to an omentum or the omenta.
Omenta (pl. ) of Omentum
Omentum (n.) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploon.
Omer (n.) A Hebrew measure, the tenth of an ephah. See Ephah.
Omiletical (a.) Homiletical.
Ominate (v. t. & i.) To presage; to foreshow; to foretoken.
Omination (n.) The act of ominating; presaging.
Ominous (a.) Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.
Omissible (a.) Capable of being omitted; that may be omitted.
Omission (n.) The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty.
Omission (n.) That which is omitted or is left undone.
Omissive (a.) Leaving out; omitting.
Omitted (imp. & p. p.) of Omit
Omitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Omit
Omit (v. t.) To let go; to leave unmentioned; not to insert or name; to drop.
Omit (v. t.) To pass by; to forbear or fail to perform or to make use of; to leave undone; to neglect.
Omittance (n.) The act of omitting, or the state of being omitted; forbearance; neglect.
Omitter (n.) One who omits.
Ommateal (a.) Of or pertaining to an ommateum.
Ommatea (pl. ) of Ommateum
Ommateum (n.) A compound eye, as of insects and crustaceans.
Ommatidia (pl. ) of Ommatidium
Ommatidium (n.) One of the single eyes forming the compound eyes of crustaceans, insects, and other invertebrates.
Omni- () A combining form denoting all, every, everywhere; as in omnipotent, all-powerful; omnipresent.
Omnibus (n.) A long four-wheeled carriage, having seats for many people; especially, one with seats running lengthwise, used in conveying passengers short distances.
Omnibus (n.) A sheet-iron cover for articles in a leer or annealing arch, to protect them from drafts.
Omnicorporeal (a.) Comprehending or including all bodies; embracing all substance.
Omniety (n.) That which is all-pervading or all-comprehensive; hence, the Deity.
Omnifarious (a.) Of all varieties, forms, or kinds.
Omniferous (a.) All-bearing; producing all kinds.
Omnific (a.) All-creating.
Omniform (a.) Having every form or shape.
Omniformity (n.) The condition or quality of having every form.
Omnify (v. t.) To render universal; to enlarge.
Omnigenous (a.) Consisting of all kinds.
Omnigraph (n.) A pantograph.
Omniparient (a.) Producing or bringing forth all things; all-producing.
Omniparity (n.) Equality in every part; general equality.
Omniparous (a.) Producing all things; omniparient.
Omnipatient (a.) Capable of enduring all things.
Omnipercipience (n.) Alt. of Omnipercipiency
Omnipercipiency (n.) Perception of everything.
Omnipercipient (a.) Perceiving everything.
Omnipotence (n.) Alt. of Omnipotency
Omnipotency (n.) The state of being omnipotent; almighty power; hence, one who is omnipotent; the Deity.
Omnipotency (n.) Unlimited power of a particular kind; as, love's omnipotence.
Omnipotent (a.) Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can create worlds must be omnipotent.
Omnipotent (a.) Having unlimited power of a particular kind; as, omnipotent love.
Omnipotently (adv.) In an omnipotent manner.
Omnipresence (n.) Presence in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence; ubiquity.
Omnipresency (n.) Omnipresence.
Omnipresent (a.) Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous; as, the omnipresent Jehovah.
Omnipresential (a.) Implying universal presence.
Omniprevalent (a.) Prevalent everywhere or in all things.
Omniscience (n.) The quality or state of being omniscient; -- an attribute peculiar to God.
Omnisciency (n.) Omniscience.
Omniscient (a.) Having universal knowledge; knowing all things; infinitely knowing or wise; as, the omniscient God.
Omniscious (a.) All-knowing.
Omnispective (a.) Beholding everything; capable of seeing all things; all-seeing.
Omnium (n.) The aggregate value of the different stocks in which a loan to government is now usually funded.
Omnium-gatherum (n.) A miscellaneous collection of things or persons; a confused mixture; a medley.
Omnivagant (a.) Wandering anywhere and everywhere.
Omnivora (n. pl.) A group of ungulate mammals including the hog and the hippopotamus. The term is also sometimes applied to the bears, and to certain passerine birds.
Omnivorous (a.) All-devouring; eating everything indiscriminately; as, omnivorous vanity; esp. (Zool.), eating both animal and vegetable food.
Omo- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the shoulder or the scapula.
Omohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the shoulder and the hyoid bone; as, the omohyoid muscle.
Omophagic (a.) Eating raw flesh; using uncooked meat as food; as, omophagic feasts, rites.
Omoplate (n.) The shoulder blade, or scapula.
Omostegite (n.) The part of the carapace of a crustacean situated behind the cervical groove.
Omosternal (a.) Of or pertaining to the omosternum.
Omosternum (n.) The anterior element of the sternum which projects forward from between the clavicles in many batrachians and is usually tipped with cartilage.
Omosternum (n.) In many mammals, an interarticular cartilage, or bone, between the sternum and the clavicle.
Omphacine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or expressed from, unripe fruit; as, omphacine oil.
Omphalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the umbilicus, or navel.
Omphalo- () A combining form indicating connection with, or relation to, the umbilicus, or navel.
Omphalocele (n.) A hernia at the navel.
Omphalode (n.) The central part of the hilum of a seed, through which the nutrient vessels pass into the rhaphe or the chalaza; -- called also omphalodium.
Omphalomancy (n.) Divination by means of a child's navel, to learn how many children the mother may have.
Omphalomesaraic (a.) Omphalomesenteric.
Omphalomesenteric (a.) Of or pertaining to the umbilicus and mesentery; omphalomesaraic; as, the omphalomesenteric arteries and veins of a fetus.
Omphalopsychite (n.) A name of the Hesychasts, from their habit of gazing upon the navel.
Omphalopter (n.) Alt. of Omphaloptic
Omphaloptic (n.) An optical glass that is convex on both sides.
Omphalos (n.) The navel.
Omphalotomy (n.) The operation of dividing the navel-string.
Omy (a.) Mellow, as land.
Smack (n.) A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.
Smack (v. i.) Taste or flavor, esp. a slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively.
Smack (v. i.) A small quantity; a taste.
Smack (v. i.) A loud kiss; a buss.
Smack (v. i.) A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.
Smack (v. i.) A quick, smart blow; a slap.
Smack (adv.) As if with a smack or slap.
Smacked (imp. & p. p.) of Smack
Smacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smack
Smack (n.) To have a smack; to be tinctured with any particular taste.
Smack (n.) To have or exhibit indications of the presence of any character or quality.
Smack (n.) To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
Smack (n.) To make a noise by the separation of the lips after tasting anything.
Smack (v. t.) To kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
Smack (v. t.) To open, as the lips, with an inarticulate sound made by a quick compression and separation of the parts of the mouth; to make a noise with, as the lips, by separating them in the act of kissing or after tasting.
Smack (v. t.) To make a sharp noise by striking; to crack; as, to smack a whip.
Smacking (n.) A sharp, quick noise; a smack.
Smacking (a.) Making a sharp, brisk sound; hence, brisk; as, a smacking breeze.
Small (superl.) Having little size, compared with other things of the same kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large or extended in dimension; not great; not much; inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.
Small (superl.) Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.
Small (superl.) Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; -- sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
Small (superl.) Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.
Small (superl.) Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.
Small (adv.) In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.
Small (adv.) Not loudly; faintly; timidly.
Small (n.) The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.
Small (n.) Smallclothes.
Small (n.) Same as Little go. See under Little, a.
Small (v. t.) To make little or less.
Smallage (n.) A biennial umbelliferous plant (Apium graveolens) native of the seacoats of Europe and Asia. When deprived of its acrid and even poisonous properties by cultivation, it becomes celery.
Smallclothes (n. pl.) A man's garment for the hips and thighs; breeches. See Breeches.
Smallish (a.) Somewhat small.
Smallness (n.) The quality or state of being small.
Smallpox (n.) A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.
Smalls (n. pl.) See Small, n., 2, 3.
Smallsword (n.) A light sword used for thrusting only; especially, the sword worn by civilians of rank in the eighteenth century.
Smally (adv.) In a small quantity or degree; with minuteness.
Smalt (v. t.) A deep blue pigment or coloring material used in various arts. It is a vitreous substance made of cobalt, potash, and calcined quartz fused, and reduced to a powder.
Smalt-blue (a.) Deep blue, like smalt.
Smaltine (n.) Alt. of Smaltite
Smaltite (n.) A tin-white or gray mineral of metallic luster. It is an arsenide of cobalt, nickel, and iron. Called also speiskobalt.
Smaragd (n.) The emerald.
Smaragdine (a.) Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.
Smaragdite (n.) A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varietis of gabbro.
Smarted (imp. & p. p.) of Smart
Smarting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smart
Smart (v. i.) To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart.
Smart (v. i.) To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
Smart (v. t.) To cause a smart in.
Smart (v. i.) Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
Smart (v. i.) Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.
Smart (v. i.) A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
Smart (v. i.) Smart money (see below).
Smart (v. i.) Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.
Smart (v. i.) Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
Smart (v. i.) Vigorous; sharp; severe.
Smart (v. i.) Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
Smart (v. i.) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
Smart (v. i.) Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
Smart (v. i.) Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
Smart (v. i.) Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
Smarten (v. t.) To make smart or spruce; -- usually with up.
Smartle (v. i.) To waste away.
Smartly (adv.) In a smart manner.
Smartness (n.) The quality or state of being smart.
Smartweed (n.) An acrid plant of the genus Polygonum (P. Hydropiper), which produces smarting if applied where the skin is tender.
Smashed (imp. & p. p.) of Smash
Smashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smash
Smash (v. t.) To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.
Smash (v. i.) To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.
Smash (n.) A breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck.
Smash (n.) Hence, bankruptcy.
Smasher (n.) One who, or that which, smashes or breaks things to pieces.
Smasher (n.) Anything very large or extraordinary.
Smasher (n.) One who passes counterfeit coin.
Smatch (n.) Taste; tincture; smack.
Smatch (v. i.) To smack.
Smatter (v. i.) To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to chatter.
Smatter (v. i.) To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial knowledge, of anything; to smack.
Smatter (v. t.) To talk superficially about.
Smatter (v. t.) To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight, superficial knowledge of; to smack.
Smatter (n.) Superficial knowledge; a smattering.
Smatterer (n.) One who has only a slight, superficial knowledge; a sciolist.
Smattering (n.) A slight, superficial knowledge of something; sciolism.
Smeared (imp. & p. p.) of Smear
Smearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smear
Smear (n.) To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
Smear (n.) To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
Smear (n.) A fat, oily substance; oinment.
Smear (n.) Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
Smear dab () The sand fluke (b).
Smeared (a.) Having the color mark ings ill defined, as if rubbed; as, the smeared dagger moth (Apatela oblinita).
Smeary (a.) Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous.
Smeath (n.) The smew.
Smectite (n.) A hydrous silicate of alumina, of a greenish color, which, in certain states of humidity, appears transparent and almost gelatinous.
Smee (n.) The pintail duck.
Smee (n.) The widgeon.
Smee (n.) The poachard.
Smee (n.) The smew.
Smeeth (v. t.) To smoke; to blacken with smoke; to rub with soot.
Smeeth (v. t.) To smooth.
Smegma (n.) The matter secreted by any of the sebaceous glands.
Smegma (n.) The soapy substance covering the skin of newborn infants.
Smegma (n.) The cheesy, sebaceous matter which collects between the glans penis and the foreskin.
Smegmatic (a.) Being of the nature of soap; soapy; cleansing; detersive.
Smeir (n.) A salt glaze on pottery, made by adding common salt to an earthenware glaze.
Smelled (imp. & p. p.) of Smell
Smelt () of Smell
Smelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smell
Smell (n.) To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes.
Smell (n.) To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out.
Smell (n.) To give heed to.
Smell (v. i.) To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
Smell (v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
Smell (v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.
Smell (v. i.) To exercise sagacity.
Smell (v. t.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
Smell (v. t.) The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
Smeller (n.) One who smells, or perceives by the sense of smell; one who gives out smell.
Smeller (n.) The nose.
Smell-feast (n.) One who is apt to find and frequent good tables; a parasite; a sponger.
Smell-feast (n.) A feast at which the guests are supposed to feed upon the odors only of the viands.
Smelling (n.) The act of one who smells.
Smelling (n.) The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell.
Smell-less (a.) Destitute of smell; having no odor.
Smelt () imp. & p. p. of Smell.
Smelt (n.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a peculiar odor and taste.
Smelt (n.) A gull; a simpleton.
Smelted (imp. & p. p.) of Smelt
Smelting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smelt
Smelt (v. i.) To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify; as, to smelt tin.
Smelter (n.) One who, or that which, smelts.
Smeltery (n.) A house or place for smelting.
Smeltie (n.) A fish, the bib.
Smelting () a. & n. from Smelt.
Smerk (n. & v.) See Smirk.
Smerk (a.) Alt. of Smerky
Smerky (a.) Smart; jaunty; spruce. See Smirk, a.
Smerlin (n.) A small loach.
Smew (n.) small European merganser (Mergus albellus) which has a white crest; -- called also smee, smee duck, white merganser, and white nun.
Smew (n.) The hooded merganser.
Smicker (a.) To look amorously or wantonly; to smirk.
Smicker (v.) Amorous; wanton; gay; spruce.
Smickering (n.) Amorous glance or inclination.
Smicket (n.) A woman's under-garment; a smock.
Smickly (adv.) Smugly; finically.
Smiddy (n.) A smithy.
Smift (n.) A match for firing a charge of powder, as in blasting; a fuse.
Smight (v. t.) To smite.
Smilacin (n.) See Parrilin.
Smilax (n.) A genus of perennial climbing plants, usually with a prickly woody stem; green brier, or cat brier. The rootstocks of certain species are the source of the medicine called sarsaparilla.
Smilax (n.) A delicate trailing plant (Myrsiphyllum asparagoides) much used for decoration. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.
Smiled (imp. & p. p.) of Smile
Smiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smile
Smile (v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
Smile (v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
Smile (v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
Smile (v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
Smile (v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
Smile (v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.
Smile (v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
Smile (v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
Smile (v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
Smile (v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
Smileless (a.) Not having a smile.
Smiler (n.) One who smiles.
Smilet (n.) A little smile.
Smilingly (adv.) In a smiling manner.
Smilingness (n.) Quality or state of being smiling.
Smilodon (n.) An extinct genus of saber-toothed tigers. See Mach/rodus.
Smilt (v. i.) To melt.
Sminthurid (n.) Any one of numerous small species of springtails, of the family Sminthuridae, -- usually found on flowers. See Illust. under Collembola.
Smirch (v. t.) To smear with something which stains, or makes dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully.
Smirch (n.) A smutch; a dirty stain.
Smirked (imp. & p. p.) of Smirk
Smirking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smirk
Smirk (v. i.) To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.
Smirk (n.) A forced or affected smile; a simper.
Smirk (a.) Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.
Smirkingly (adv.) With smirking; with a smirk.
Smirky (a.) Smirk; smirking.
Smit () imp. & p. p. of Smite.
Smit () 3d. pers. sing. pres. of Smite.
Smote (imp.) of Smite
Smit () of Smite
Smitten (p. p.) of Smite
Smit () of Smite
Smote () of Smite
Smiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smite
Smite (v. t.) To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone.
Smite (v. t.) To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.
Smite (v. t.) To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.
Smite (v. t.) To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
Smite (v. t.) To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.
Smite (v. t.) To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
Smite (v. t.) To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
Smite (v. i.) To strike; to collide; to beat.
Smite (n.) The act of smiting; a blow.
Smiter (n.) One who smites.
Smith (n.) One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like.
Smith (n.) One who makes or effects anything.
Smith (n.) To beat into shape; to forge.
Smithcraft (n.) The art or occupation of a smith; smithing.
Smither (n.) Light, fine rain.
Smither (n.) Fragments; atoms; finders.
Smithereens (n. pl.) Fragments; atoms; smithers.
-ies (pl. ) of Smithery
Smithery (n.) The workshop of a smith; a smithy or stithy.
Smithery (n.) Work done by a smith; smithing.
Smithing (n.) The act or art of working or forging metals, as iron, into any desired shape.
Smithsonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Englishman J. L. M. Smithson, or to the national institution of learning which he endowed at Washington, D. C.; as, the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Reports.
Smithsonian (n.) The Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonite (n.) Native zinc carbonate. It generally occurs in stalactitic, reniform, or botryoidal shapes, of a white to gray, green, or brown color. See Note under Calamine.
Smithy (n.) The workshop of a smith, esp. a blacksmith; a smithery; a stithy.
Smitt (v. t.) Fine clay or ocher made up into balls, used for marking sheep.
Smitten () p. p. of Smite.
Smittle (v. t.) To infect.
Smittle (n.) Infection.
Smittle (a.) Alt. of Smittlish
Smittlish (a.) Infectious; catching.
Smock (n.) A woman's under-garment; a shift; a chemise.
Smock (n.) A blouse; a smoock frock.
Smock (a.) Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman.
Smock (v. t.) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock.
Smock-faced (a.) Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish.
Smock frock () A coarse frock, or shirt, worn over the other dress, as by farm laborers.
Smockless (a.) Wanting a smock.
Smokable (a.) Capable of being smoked; suitable or ready to be smoked; as, smokable tobacco.
Smoke (n.) The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.
Smoke (n.) That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.
Smoke (n.) Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk.
Smoke (n.) The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke.
Smoked (imp. & p. p.) of Smoke
Smoking (p. pr. & vb n.) of Smoke
Smoke (n.) To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.
Smoke (n.) Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.
Smoke (n.) To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
Smoke (n.) To draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner.
Smoke (n.) To suffer severely; to be punished.
Smoke (v. t.) To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.
Smoke (v. t.) To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.
Smoke (v. t.) To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
Smoke (v. t.) To ridicule to the face; to quiz.
Smoke (v. t.) To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.
Smoke (v. t.) To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; -- often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.
Smoke-dry (v. t.) To dry by or in smoke.
Smokehouse (n.) A building where meat or fish is cured by subjecting it to a dense smoke.
Smokejack (n.) A contrivance for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney.
Smokeless (a.) Making or having no smoke.
Smoker (n.) One who dries or preserves by smoke.
Smoker (n.) One who smokes tobacco or the like.
Smoker (n.) A smoking car or compartment.
Smokestack (n.) A chimney; esp., a pipe serving as a chimney, as the pipe which carries off the smoke of a locomotive, the funnel of a steam vessel, etc.
Smokily (adv.) In a smoky manner.
Smokiness (n.) The quality or state of being smoky.
Smoking () a. & n. from Smoke.
Smoky (superl.) Emitting smoke, esp. in large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires.
Smoky (superl.) Having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog.
Smoky (superl.) Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere.
Smoky (superl.) Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house.
Smoky (superl.) Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells.
Smoky (superl.) Suspicious; open to suspicion.
Smoldered (imp. & p. p.) of Smoulder
Smouldered () of Smoulder
Smoldering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smoulder
Smouldering () of Smoulder
Smolder (v. i.) Alt. of Smoulder
Smoulder (v. i.) To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow and supressed combustion.
Smoulder (v. i.) To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity; to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud.
Smolder (v. t.) Alt. of Smoulder
Smoulder (v. t.) To smother; to suffocate; to choke.
Smolder (n.) Alt. of Smoulder
Smoulder (n.) Smoke; smother.
Smoldering (a.) Alt. of Smouldering
Smouldering (a.) Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not dead.
Smolderingness (n.) Alt. of Smoulderingness
Smoulderingness (n.) The state of smoldering.
Smoldry (a.) Alt. of Smouldry
Smouldry (a.) Smoldering; suffocating; smothery.
Smolt (n.) A young salmon two or three years old, when it has acquired its silvery color.
Smooch (v. t.) See Smutch.
Smoor (v. t.) To suffocate or smother.
Smooth (superl.) Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.
Smooth (superl.) Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.
Smooth (superl.) Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.
Smooth (superl.) Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
Smooth (superl.) Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
Smooth (superl.) Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
Smooth (adv.) Smoothly.
Smooth (n.) The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
Smooth (n.) That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.
Smoothed (imp. & p. p.) of Smooth
Smoothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smooth
Smooth (a.) To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.
Smooth (a.) To free from obstruction; to make easy.
Smooth (a.) To free from harshness; to make flowing.
Smooth (a.) To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
Smooth (a.) To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
Smooth (a.) To ease; to regulate.
Smooth (v. i.) To flatter; to use blandishment.
Smoothbore (a.) Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from rifled.
Smoothbore (n.) A smoothbore firearm.
Smooth-chinned (a.) Having a smooth chin; beardless.
Smoothen (v. t.) To make smooth.
Smoother (n.) One who, or that which, smooths.
Smoothing (a. & n.) fr. Smooth, v.
Smoothly (adv.) In a smooth manner.
Smoothness (n.) Quality or state of being smooth.
Smooth-spoken (a.) Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.
Smooth-tongued (a.) Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering.
Smore (v. t.) To smother. See Smoor.
Smorzando (a.) Alt. of Smorsato
Smorsato (a.) Growing gradually fainter and softer; dying away; morendo.
Smote () imp. (/ rare p. p.) of Smite.
Smoterlich (a.) Dirty; foul.
Smothered (imp. & p. p.) of Smother
Smothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smother
Smother (v. t.) To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child.
Smother (v. t.) To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire.
Smother (v. t.) Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.
Smother (v. i.) To be suffocated or stifled.
Smother (v. i.) To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
Smother (v. t.) Stifling smoke; thick dust.
Smother (v. t.) A state of suppression.
Smotheriness (n.) The quality or state of being smothery.
Smotheringly (adv.) In a smothering manner.
Smothery (a.) Tending to smother; stifling.
Smouch (v. t.) To kiss closely.
Smouch (v. t.) To smutch; to soil; as, to smouch the face.
Smouch (n.) A dark soil or stain; a smutch.
Smoulder (v. i.) See Smolder.
Smouldry (a.) See Smoldry.
Smudge (n.) A suffocating smoke.
Smudge (n.) A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, or the like, in order, by the thick smoke, to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.
Smudge (n.) That which is smeared upon anything; a stain; a blot; a smutch; a smear.
Smudged (imp. & p. p.) of Smudge
Smudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smudge
Smudge (v. t.) To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.
Smudge (v. t.) To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke.
Smudginess (n.) The quality or state of being smudged, soiled, or blurred.
Smug (a.) Studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly precise; smooth and prim.
Smugged (imp. & p. p.) of Smug
Smugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smug
Smug (v. t.) To make smug, or spruce.
Smuggled (imp. & p. p.) of Smuggle
Smuggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smuggle
Smuggle (v. t.) To import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace.
Smuggle (v. t.) Fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely.
Smuggle (v. i.) To import or export in violation of the customs laws.
Smuggler (n.) One who smuggles.
Smuggler (n.) A vessel employed in smuggling.
Smugly (adv.) In a smug manner.
Smugness (n.) The quality or state of being smug.
Smut (v. t.) Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter.
Smut (v. t.) Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.
Smut (v. t.) An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Ustilago. Ustilago segetum, or U. Carbo, is the commonest kind; that of Indian corn is Ustilago maydis.
Smut (v. t.) Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity.
Smutted (imp. & p. p.) of Smut
Smutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smut
Smut (v. t.) To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance.
Smut (v. t.) To taint with mildew, as grain.
Smut (v. t.) To blacken; to sully or taint; to tarnish.
Smut (v. t.) To clear of smut; as, to smut grain for the mill.
Smut (v. i.) To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become smutted.
Smut (v. i.) To give off smut; to crock.
Smutch (n.) A stain; a dirty spot.
Smutched (imp. & p. p.) of Smutch
Smutching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smutch
Smutch (v. t.) To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal.
Smutchin (n.) Snuff.
Smutty (superl.) Soiled with smut; smutted.
Smutty (superl.) Tainted with mildew; as, smutty corn.
Smutty (superl.) Obscene; not modest or pure; as, a smutty saying.
Smyrniot (a.) Of or pertaining to Smyrna.
Smyrniot (n.) A native or inhabitant of Smyrna.
Tmesis (n.) The separation of the parts of a compound word by the intervention of one or more words; as, in what place soever, for whatsoever place.
Umbe (prep.) About.
Umbecast (v. i.) To cast about; to consider; to ponder.
Umbel (n.) A kind of flower cluster in which the flower stalks radiate from a common point, as in the carrot and milkweed. It is simple or compound; in the latter case, each peduncle bears another little umbel, called umbellet, or umbellule.
Umbellar (a.) Of or pertaining to an umbel; having the form of an umbel.
Umbellate (a.) Alt. of Umbellated
Umbellated (a.) Bearing umbels; pertaining to an umbel; umbel-like; as, umbellate plants or flowers.
Umbellet (n.) A small or partial umbel; an umbellule.
Umbellic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, certain umbelliferous plants; as, umbellic acid.
Umbellifer (n.) A plant producing an umbel or umbels.
Umbelliferone (n.) A tasteless white crystalline substance, C9H6O3, found in the bark of a certain plant (Daphne Mezereum), and also obtained by the distillation of certain gums from the Umbelliferae, as galbanum, asafetida, etc. It is analogous to coumarin. Called also hydroxy-coumarin.
Umbelliferous (a.) Producing umbels.
Umbelliferous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Umbelliferae) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples.
Umbellularia (n.) A genus of deep-sea alcyonaria consisting of a cluster of large flowerlike polyps situated at the summit of a long, slender stem which stands upright in the mud, supported by a bulbous base.
Umbellule (n.) An umbellet.
Umber (n.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below.
Umber (n.) An umbrere.
Umber (n.) See Grayling, 1.
Umber (n.) An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird.
Umber (a.) Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.
Umber (v. t.) To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face.
Umbery (a.) Of or pertaining to umber; like umber; as, umbery gold.
Umbilic (n.) The navel; the center.
Umbilic (n.) An umbilicus. See Umbilicus, 5 (b).
Umbilic (a.) See Umbilical, 1.
Umbilical (n.) Of or pertaining to an umbilicus, or umbilical cord; umbilic.
Umbilical (n.) Pertaining to the center; central.
Umbilicate (a.) Alt. of Umbilicated
Umbilicated (a.) Depressed in the middle, like a navel, as a flower, fruit, or leaf; navel-shaped; having an umbilicus; as, an umbilicated smallpox vesicle.
Umbilicated (a.) Supported by a stalk at the central point.
Umbilication (n.) A slight, navel-like depression, or dimpling, of the center of a rounded body; as, the umbilication of a smallpox vesicle; also, the condition of being umbilicated.
Umbilicus (n.) The depression, or mark, in the median line of the abdomen, which indicates the point where the umbilical cord separated from the fetus; the navel.
Umbilicus (n.) An ornamented or painted ball or boss fastened at each end of the stick on which manuscripts were rolled.
Umbilicus (n.) The hilum.
Umbilicus (n.) A depression or opening in the center of the base of many spiral shells.
Umbilicus (n.) Either one of the two apertures in the calamus of a feather.
Umbilicus (n.) One of foci of an ellipse, or other curve.
Umbilicus (n.) A point of a surface at which the curvatures of the normal sections are all equal to each other. A sphere may be osculatory to the surface in every direction at an umbilicus. Called also umbilic.
Umble pie () A pie made of umbles. See To eat humble pie, under Humble.
Umbles (n. pl.) The entrails and coarser parts of a deer; hence, sometimes, entrails, in general.
Umbones (pl. ) of Umbo
Umbos (pl. ) of Umbo
Umbo (n.) The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.
Umbo (n.) A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the larvae of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.
Umbo (n.) One of the lateral prominence just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.
Umbonate (a.) Alt. of Umbonated
Umbonated (a.) Having a conical or rounded projection or protuberance, like a boss.
Umbrae (pl. ) of Umbra
Umbra (n.) The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra.
Umbra (n.) The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot.
Umbra (n.) The fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra.
Umbra (n.) Any one of several species of sciaenoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (U. cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also ombre, and umbrine.
Umbraculiferous (a.) Bearing something like an open umbrella.
Umbraculiform (a.) Having the form of anything that serves to shade, as a tree top, an umbrella, and the like; specifically (Bot.), having the form of an umbrella; umbrella-shaped.
Umbrage (n.) Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
Umbrage (n.) Shadowy resemblance; shadow.
Umbrage (n.) The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.
Umbrageous (a.) Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded; as, umbrageous trees or foliage.
Umbrageous (a.) Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure.
Umbrageous (a.) Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious.
Umbrate (v. t.) To shade; to shadow; to foreshadow.
Umbratic (a.) Alt. of Umbratical
Umbratical (a.) Of or pertaining to the shade or darkness; shadowy; unreal; secluded; retired.
Umbratile (a.) Umbratic.
Umbratious (a.) Suspicious; captious; disposed to take umbrage.
Umbre (n.) See Umber.
Umbrel (n.) An umbrella.
Umbrella (n.) A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow. It is formed of silk, cotton, or other fabric, extended on strips of whalebone, steel, or other elastic material, inserted, or fastened to, a rod or stick by means of pivots or hinges, in such a way as to allow of being opened and closed with ease. See Parasol.
Umbrella (n.) The umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish.
Umbrella (n.) Any marine tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella, having an umbrella-shaped shell; -- called also umbrella shell.
Umbrere (n.) Alt. of Umbriere
Umbriere (n.) In ancient armor, a visor, or projection like the peak of a cap, to which a face guard was sometimes attached. This was sometimes fixed, and sometimes moved freely upon the helmet and could be raised like the beaver. Called also umber, and umbril.
Umbrette (n.) See Umber, 4.
Umbriferous (a.) Casting or making a shade; umbrageous.
Umbril (n.) A umbrere.
Umbrine (n.) See Umbra, 2.
Umbrose (a.) Shady; umbrageous.
Umbrosity (n.) The quality or state of being umbrose; shadiness.
Umhofo (n.) An African two-horned rhinoceros (Atelodus, / Rhinoceros, simus); -- called also chukuru, and white rhinoceros.
Umlaut (n.) The euphonic modification of a root vowel sound by the influence of a, u, or especially i, in the syllable which formerly followed.
Umlauted (a.) Having the umlaut; as, umlauted vowels.
Umpirage (n.) The office of an umpire; the power, right, or authority of an umpire to decide.
Umpirage (n.) The act of umpiring; arbitrament.
Umpire (n.) A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the like, are strictly observed.
Umpire (n.) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement.
Umpired (imp. & p. p.) of Umpire
Umpiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Umpire
Umpire (v. t.) To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute.
Umpire (v. t.) To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game.
Umpire (v. i.) To act as umpire or arbitrator.
Umpireship (n.) Umpirage; arbitrament.
Umpress (n.) Female umpire.
Umquhile (adv.) Some time ago; formerly.
Umquhile (a.) Former.
V moth () A common gray European moth (Halia vauaria) having a V-shaped spot of dark brown on each of the fore wings.
Ymaked (p. p.) Made.
Ymel (prep.) Among.
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