Words whose second letter is O

Aonian (a.) Pertaining to Aonia, in B/otia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there.

Aorist (n.) A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.

Aoristic (a.) Indefinite; pertaining to the aorist tense.

Aorta (n.) The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system.

Aortic (a.) Of or pertaining to the aorta.

Aortitis (n.) Inflammation of the aorta.

Aoudad (n.) An African sheeplike quadruped (the Ammotragus tragelaphus) having a long mane on the breast and fore legs. It is, perhaps, the chamois of the Old Testament.

Bo (interj.) An exclamation used to startle or frighten.

Boas (pl. ) of Boa

Boa (n.) A genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), and the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques).

Boa (n.) A long, round fur tippet; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor.

Boa constrictor () A large and powerful serpent of tropical America, sometimes twenty or thirty feet long. See Illustration in Appendix.

Boanerges () Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.

Boar (n.) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.

Board (n.) A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.

Board (n.) A table to put food upon.

Board (n.) Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.

Board (n.) A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.

Board (n.) A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.

Board (n.) Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.

Board (n.) The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.

Board (n.) The border or side of anything.

Board (n.) The side of a ship.

Board (n.) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.

Boarded (imp. & p. p.) of Board

Boarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Board

Board (v. t.) To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.

Board (n.) To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.

Board (n.) To enter, as a railway car.

Board (n.) To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.

Board (n.) To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.

Board (v. i.) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.

Board (v. t.) To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.

Boardable (a.) That can be boarded, as a ship.

Boarder (n.) One who has food statedly at another's table, or meals and lodgings in his house, for pay, or compensation of any kind.

Boarder (n.) One who boards a ship; one selected to board an enemy's ship.

Boarding (n.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.

Boarding (n.) The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.

Boarding (n.) The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.

Boarfish (n.) A Mediterranean fish (Capros aper), of the family Caproidae; -- so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout.

Boarfish (n.) An Australian percoid fish (Histiopterus recurvirostris), valued as a food fish.

Boarish (a.) Swinish; brutal; cruel.

Boasted (imp. & p. p.) of Boast

Boasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boast

Boast (v. i.) To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.

Boast (v. i.) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.

Boast (v. t.) To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.

Boast (v. t.) To display vaingloriously.

Boast (v. t.) To possess or have; as, to boast a name.

Boast (v. t.) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.

Boast (v. t.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.

Boast (n.) Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.

Boast (n.) The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.

Boastance (n.) Boasting.

Boaster (n.) One who boasts; a braggart.

Boaster (n.) A stone mason's broad-faced chisel.

Boastful (a.) Given to, or full of, boasting; inclined to boast; vaunting; vainglorious; self-praising.

Boasting (n.) The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.

Boastingly (adv.) Boastfully; with boasting.

Boastive (a.) Presumptuous.

Boastless (a.) Without boasting or ostentation.

Boat (n.) A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.

Boat (n.) Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.

Boat (n.) A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.

Boated (imp. & p. p.) of Boat

Boating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boat

Boat (v. t.) To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.

Boat (v. t.) To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

Boat (v. i.) To go or row in a boat.

Boatable (a.) Such as can be transported in a boat.

Boatable (a.) Navigable for boats, or small river craft.

Boatage (n.) Conveyance by boat; also, a charge for such conveyance.

Boatbill (n.) A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost.

Boatbill (n.) A perching bird of India, of the genus Eurylaimus.

Boat bug () An aquatic hemipterous insect of the genus Notonecta; -- so called from swimming on its back, which gives it the appearance of a little boat. Called also boat fly, boat insect, boatman, and water boatman.

Boatfuls (pl. ) of Boatful

Boatful (n.) The quantity or amount that fills a boat.

Boathouse (n.) A house for sheltering boats.

Boating (n.) The act or practice of rowing or sailing, esp. as an amusement; carriage in boats.

Boating (n.) In Persia, a punishment of capital offenders, by laying them on the back in a covered boat, where they are left to perish.

Boation (n.) A crying out; a roaring; a bellowing; reverberation.

Boatmen (pl. ) of Boatman

Boatman (n.) A man who manages a boat; a rower of a boat.

Boatman (n.) A boat bug. See Boat bug.

Boatmanship (n.) The art of managing a boat.

Boat-shaped (a.) See Cymbiform.

Boat shell () A marine gastropod of the genus Crepidula. The species are numerous. It is so named from its form and interior deck.

Boat shell () A marine univalve shell of the genus Cymba.

Boatsman (n.) A boatman.

Boatswain (n.) An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties.

Boatswain (n.) The jager gull.

Boatswain (n.) The tropic bird.

Boat-tail (n.) A large grackle or blackbird (Quiscalus major), found in the Southern United States.

Boatwomen (pl. ) of Boatwoman

Boatwoman (n.) A woman who manages a boat.

Bob (n.) Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.

Bob (n.) A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.

Bob (n.) A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float.

Bob (n.) The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line.

Bob (n.) A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.

Bob (n.) A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head.

Bob (n.) A working beam.

Bob (n.) A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.

Bob (n.) A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.

Bob (n.) The refrain of a song.

Bob (n.) A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.

Bob (n.) A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.

Bob (n.) A shilling.

Bobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Bob

Bobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bob

Bob (n.) To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob.

Bob (n.) To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.

Bob (n.) To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.

Bob (n.) To mock or delude; to cheat.

Bob (n.) To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.

Bob (v. i.) To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.

Bob (v. i.) To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.

Bobac (n.) The Poland marmot (Arctomys bobac).

Bobance (n.) A boasting.

Bobber (n.) One who, or that which, bobs.

Bobbery (n.) A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance; as, to raise a bobbery.

Bobbin (n.) A small pin, or cylinder, formerly of bone, now most commonly of wood, used in the making of pillow lace. Each thread is wound on a separate bobbin which hangs down holding the thread at a slight tension.

Bobbin (n.) A spool or reel of various material and construction, with a head at one or both ends, and sometimes with a hole bored through its length by which it may be placed on a spindle or pivot. It is used to hold yarn or thread, as in spinning or warping machines, looms, sewing machines, etc.

Bobbin (n.) The little rounded piece of wood, at the end of a latch string, which is pulled to raise the latch.

Bobbin (n.) A fine cord or narrow braid.

Bobbin (n.) A cylindrical or spool-shaped coil or insulated wire, usually containing a core of soft iron which becomes magnetic when the wire is traversed by an electrical current.

Bobbinet (n.) A kind of cotton lace which is wrought by machines, and not by hand.

Bobbinwork (n.) Work woven with bobbins.

Bobbish (a.) Hearty; in good spirits.

Bobby (n.) A nickname for a policeman; -- from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See Peeler.

Bob-cherry (n.) A play among children, in which a cherry, hung so as to bob against the mouth, is to be caught with the teeth.

Bobfly (n.) The fly at the end of the leader; an end fly.

Bobolink (n.) An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.

Bobsled (n.) Alt. of Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh (n.) A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed.

Bobstay (n.) A rope or chain to confine the bowsprit of a ship downward to the stem or cutwater; -- usually in the pl.

Bobtail (n.) An animal (as a horse or dog) with a short tail.

Bobtail (a.) Bobtailed.

Bobtailed (a.) Having the tail cut short, or naturally short; curtailed; as, a bobtailed horse or dog; a bobtailed coat.

Bobwhite (n.) The common quail of North America (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so called from its note.

Bob wig () A short wig with bobs or short curls; -- called also bobtail wig.

Bocal (n.) A cylindrical glass vessel, with a large and short neck.

Bocardo (n.) A form of syllogism of which the first and third propositions are particular negatives, and the middle term a universal affirmative.

Bocardo (n.) A prison; -- originally the name of the old north gate in Oxford, which was used as a prison.

Bocasine (n.) A sort of fine buckram.

Bocca (n.) The round hole in the furnace of a glass manufactory through which the fused glass is taken out.

Boce (n.) A European fish (Box vulgaris), having a compressed body and bright colors; -- called also box, and bogue.

Bock beer () A strong beer, originally made in Bavaria.

Bockelet (n.) A kind of long-winged hawk; -- called also bockerel, and bockeret.

Bockey (n.) A bowl or vessel made from a gourd.

Bocking (n.) A coarse woolen fabric, used for floor cloths, to cover carpets, etc.; -- so called from the town of Bocking, in England, where it was first made.

Bockland (n.) See Bookland.

Boddice (n.) See Bodick.

Boded (imp. & p. p.) of Bode

Boding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bode

Bode (v. t.) To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.

Bode (v. i.) To foreshow something; to augur.

Bode (n.) An omen; a foreshadowing.

Bode (n.) A bid; an offer.

Bode (v. t.) A messenger; a herald.

Bode (n.) A stop; a halting; delay.

Bode (imp. & p. p.) Abode.

Bode (p. p.) Bid or bidden.

Bodeful (a.) Portentous; ominous.

Bodement (n.) An omen; a prognostic.

Bodge (n.) A botch; a patch.

Bodged (imp. & p. p.) of Bodge

Bodge (v. t.) To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch.

Bodge (v. i.) See Budge.

Bodian (n.) A large food fish (Diagramma lineatum), native of the East Indies.

Bodice (n.) A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays.

Bodice (n.) A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it.

Bodiced (a.) Wearing a bodice.

Bodied (a.) Having a body; -- usually in composition; as, able-bodied.

Bodiless (a.) Having no body.

Bodiless (a.) Without material form; incorporeal.

Bodiliness (n.) Corporeality.

Bodily (a.) Having a body or material form; physical; corporeal; consisting of matter.

Bodily (a.) Of or pertaining to the body, in distinction from the mind.

Bodily (a.) Real; actual; put in execution.

Bodily (adv.) Corporeally; in bodily form; united with a body or matter; in the body.

Bodily (adv.) In respect to, or so as to affect, the entire body or mass; entirely; all at once; completely; as, to carry away bodily. "Leapt bodily below."

Boding (a.) Foreshowing; presaging; ominous.

Boding (n.) A prognostic; an omen; a foreboding.

Bodkin (n.) A dagger.

Bodkin (n.) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a /tiletto; an eyeleteer.

Bodkin (n.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking /ut letters from a column or page in making corrections.

Bodkin (n.) A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle.

Bodkin (n.) A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.

Bodkin (n.) See Baudekin.

Bodle (n.) A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.

Bodleian (a.) Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, or to the celebrated library at Oxford, founded by him in the sixteenth century.

Bodock (n.) The Osage orange.

Bodrage (n.) A raid.

Bodies (pl. ) of Body

Body (n.) The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.

Body (n.) The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.

Body (n.) The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.

Body (n.) A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.

Body (n.) A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.

Body (n.) A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.

Body (n.) Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body.

Body (n.) Amount; quantity; extent.

Body (n.) That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.

Body (n.) The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.

Body (n.) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.

Body (n.) A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.

Body (n.) Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.

Bodied (imp. & p. p.) of Body

Bodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Body

Body (v. t.) To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.

Bodyguard (n.) A guard to protect or defend the person; a lifeguard.

Bodyguard (n.) Retinue; attendance; following.

Boeotian (a.) Of or pertaining to Boeotia; hence, stupid; dull; obtuse.

Boeotian (n.) A native of Boeotia; also, one who is dull and ignorant.

Boer (n.) A colonist or farmer in South Africa of Dutch descent.

Boes (3d sing. pr.) Behoves or behooves.

Bog (n.) A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass.

Bog (n.) A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.

Bogged (imp. & p. p.) of Bog

Bogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bog

Bog (v. t.) To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.

Bogberry (n.) The small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus), which grows in boggy places.

Bogey (n.) A goblin; a bugbear. See Bogy.

Boggard (n.) A bogey.

Boggled (imp. & p. p.) of Boggle

Boggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boggle

Boggle (n.) To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision.

Boggle (n.) To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.

Boggle (n.) To play fast and loose; to dissemble.

Boggle (v. t.) To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.

Boggler (n.) One who boggles.

Bogglish (a.) Doubtful; skittish.

Boggy (a.) Consisting of, or containing, a bog or bogs; of the nature of a bog; swampy; as, boggy land.

Bogie (n.) A four-wheeled truck, having a certain amount of play around a vertical axis, used to support in part a locomotive on a railway track.

Bogle (n.) A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear.

Bogsucker (n.) The American woodcock; -- so called from its feeding among the bogs.

Bogtrotter (n.) One who lives in a boggy country; -- applied in derision to the lowest class of Irish.

Bogtrotting (a.) Living among bogs.

Bogue (v. i.) To fall off from the wind; to edge away to leeward; -- said only of inferior craft.

Bogue (n.) The boce; -- called also bogue bream. See Boce.

Bogus (a.) Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term originally applied to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit.

Bogus (n.) A liquor made of rum and molasses.

Bogwood (n.) The wood of trees, esp. of oaks, dug up from peat bogs. It is of a shining black or ebony color, and is largely used for making ornaments.

Bogies (pl. ) of Bogy

Bogy (n.) A specter; a hobgoblin; a bugbear.

Bohea (n.) Bohea tea, an inferior kind of black tea. See under Tea.

Bohemia (n.) A country of central Europe.

Bohemia (n.) Fig.: The region or community of social Bohemians. See Bohemian, n., 3.

Bohemian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2.

Bohemian (n.) Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or "Bohemian" (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.

Bohemian (n.) A native of Bohemia.

Bohemian (n.) The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family.

Bohemian (n.) A restless vagabond; -- originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional habits, questionable tastes, or free morals.

Bohemianism (n.) The characteristic conduct or methods of a Bohemian.

Bohun upas () See Upas.

Boiar (n.) See Boyar.

Boiled (imp. & p. p.) of Boil

Boiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boil

Boil (v.) To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.

Boil (v.) To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.

Boil (v.) To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.

Boil (v.) To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.

Boil (v.) To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.

Boil (v. t.) To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.

Boil (v. t.) To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.

Boil (v. t.) To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.

Boil (v. t.) To steep or soak in warm water.

Boil (n.) Act or state of boiling.

Boil (n.) A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.

Boilary (n.) See Boilery.

Boiled (a.) Dressed or cooked by boiling; subjected to the action of a boiling liquid; as, boiled meat; a boiled dinner; boiled clothes.

Boiler (n.) One who boils.

Boiler (n.) A vessel in which any thing is boiled.

Boiler (n.) A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.

Boilery (n.) A place and apparatus for boiling, as for evaporating brine in salt making.

Boiling (a.) Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething; swelling with heat, ardor, or passion.

Boiling (n.) The act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation.

Boiling (n.) Exposure to the action of a hot liquid.

Boilingly (adv.) With boiling or ebullition.

Bois d'arc () The Osage orange (Maclura aurantiaca).

Bois durci () A hard, highly polishable composition, made of fine sawdust from hard wood (as rosewood) mixed with blood, and pressed.

Boist (n.) A box.

Boisterous (a.) Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful.

Boisterous (a.) Exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy turbulence; violent; rough; stormy.

Boisterous (a.) Noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous behavior.

Boisterous (a.) Vehement; excessive.

Boisterously (adv.) In a boisterous manner.

Boisterousness (n.) The state or quality of being boisterous; turbulence; disorder; tumultuousness.

Boistous (a.) Rough or rude; coarse; strong; violent; boisterous; noisy.

Bojanus organ () A glandular organ of bivalve mollusca, serving in part as a kidney.

Bokadam (n.) See Cerberus.

Boke (v. t. & i.) To poke; to thrust.

Bolar (a.) Of or pertaining to bole or clay; partaking of the nature and qualities of bole; clayey.

Bolas (n. sing. & pl.) A kind of missile weapon consisting of one, two, or more balls of stone, iron, or other material, attached to the ends of a leather cord; -- used by the Gauchos of South America, and others, for hurling at and entangling an animal.

Bold (n.) Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.

Bold (n.) Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.

Bold (n.) In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.

Bold (n.) Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.

Bold (n.) Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.

Bold (n.) Steep; abrupt; prominent.

Bold eagle () an Australian eagle (Aquila audax), which destroys lambs and even the kangaroo.

Bold (v. t.) To make bold or daring.

Bold (v. i.) To be or become bold.

Boldened (imp. & p. p.) of Bolden

Bolden (v. t.) To make bold; to encourage; to embolden.

Bold-faced (a.) Somewhat impudent; lacking modesty; as, a bold-faced woman.

Bold-faced (a.) Having a conspicuous or heavy face.

Boldly (adv.) In a bold manner.

Boldness (n.) The state or quality of being bold.

Boldo (n.) Alt. of Boldu

Boldu (n.) A fragrant evergreen shrub of Chili (Peumus Boldus). The bark is used in tanning, the wood for making charcoal, the leaves in medicine, and the drupes are eaten.

Bole (n.) The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.

Bole (n.) An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.

Bole (n.) A measure. See Boll, n., 2.

Bole (n.) Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See Clay, and Terra alba.

Bole (n.) A bolus; a dose.

Bolection (n.) A projecting molding round a panel. Same as Bilection.

Bolero (n.) A Spanish dance, or the lively music which accompanies it.

bolete (n.) any fungus of the family Boletaceae.

Boletic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the Boletus.

Boletus (n.) A genus of fungi having the under side of the pileus or cap composed of a multitude of fine separate tubes. A few are edible, and others very poisonous.

Boley (n.) Alt. of Bolye

Bolye (n.) Same as Booly.

Bolide (n.) A kind of bright meteor; a bolis.

Bolis (n.) A meteor or brilliant shooting star, followed by a train of light or sparks; esp. one which explodes.

Bolivian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bolivia.

Bolivian (n.) A native of Bolivia.

Boll (n.) The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.

Boll (n.) A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs. avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels.

Bolled (imp. & p. p.) of Boll

Boll (v. i.) To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.

Bollandists (n. pl.) The Jesuit editors of the "Acta Sanctorum", or Lives of the Saints; -- named from John Bolland, who began the work.

Bollard (n.) An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes.

Bollen (a.) See Boln, a.

Bolling (v. t.) A tree from which the branches have been cut; a pollard.

Bollworm (n.) The larva of a moth (Heliothis armigera) which devours the bolls or unripe pods of the cotton plant, often doing great damage to the crops.

Boln (v. i.) To swell; to puff.

Boln (a.) Alt. of Bollen

Bollen (a.) Swollen; puffed out.

Bologna (n.) A city of Italy which has given its name to various objects.

Bologna (n.) A Bologna sausage.

Bolognese (a.) Of or pertaining to Bologna.

Bolognese (n.) A native of Bologna.

Bolognian (a. & n.) Bolognese.

Bolometer (n.) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also actinic balance, thermic balance.

Bolster (n.) A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows.

Bolster (n.) A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.

Bolster (n.) Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.

Bolster (n.) A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.

Bolster (n.) A cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing.

Bolster (n.) Anything used to prevent chafing.

Bolster (n.) A plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment.

Bolster (n.) A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.

Bolster (n.) The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.

Bolster (n.) the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.

Bolster (n.) That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.

Bolster (n.) The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.

Bolster (n.) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.

Bolster (n.) A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.

Bolstered (imp. & p. p.) of Bolster

Bolstering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolster

Bolster (v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.

Bolster (v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.

Bolstered (a.) Supported; upheld.

Bolstered (a.) Swelled out.

Bolsterer (n.) A supporter.

Bolt (n.) A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.

Bolt (n.) Lightning; a thunderbolt.

Bolt (n.) A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end.

Bolt (n.) A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.

Bolt (n.) An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.

Bolt (n.) A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.

Bolt (n.) A bundle, as of oziers.

Bolted (imp. & p. p.) of Bolt

Bolting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolt

Bolt (v. t.) To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.

Bolt (v. t.) To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.

Bolt (v. t.) To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.

Bolt (v. t.) To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.

Bolt (v. t.) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.

Bolt (v. t.) To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.

Bolt (v. i.) To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.

Bolt (v. i.) To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.

Bolt (v. i.) To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.

Bolt (v. i.) To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.

Bolt (adv.) In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.

Bolt (v. i.) A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.

Bolt (v. i.) A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.

Bolt (v. i.) A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.

Bolted (imp. & p. p.) of Bolt

Bolting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolt

Bolt (v. t.) To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.

Bolt (v. t.) To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.

Bolt (v. t.) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.

Bolt (n.) A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.

Boltel (n.) See Boultel.

Bolter (n.) One who bolts; esp.: (a) A horse which starts suddenly aside. (b) A man who breaks away from his party.

Bolter (n.) One who sifts flour or meal.

Bolter (n.) An instrument or machine for separating bran from flour, or the coarser part of meal from the finer; a sieve.

Bolter (n.) A kind of fishing line. See Boulter.

Bolthead (n.) A long, straight-necked, glass vessel for chemical distillations; -- called also a matrass or receiver.

Bolthead (n.) The head of a bolt.

Bolting (n.) A darting away; a starting off or aside.

Bolting (n.) A sifting, as of flour or meal.

Bolting (n.) A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court.

Boltonite (n.) A granular mineral of a grayish or yellowish color, found in Bolton, Massachusetts. It is a silicate of magnesium, belonging to the chrysolite family.

Boltrope (n.) A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.

Boltsprit (n.) See Bowsprit.

Bolty (n.) An edible fish of the Nile (genus Chromis).

Boluses (pl. ) of Bolus

Bolus (n.) A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.

Bom (n.) A large American serpent, so called from the sound it makes.

Bomb (n.) A great noise; a hollow sound.

Bomb (n.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See Shell.

Bomb (n.) A bomb ketch.

Bomb (v. t.) To bombard.

Bomb (v. i.) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.

Bombace (n.) Cotton; padding.

Bombard (n.) A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon.

Bombard (n.) A bombardment.

Bombard (n.) A large drinking vessel or can, or a leather bottle, for carrying liquor or beer.

Bombard (n.) Padded breeches.

Bombard (n.) See Bombardo.

Bombarded (imp. & p. p.) of Bombard

Bombarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bombard

Bombard (v. t.) To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into.

Bombardier (n.) One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a gunner.

Bombardier (n.) A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.

Bombardman (n.) One who carried liquor or beer in a can or bombard.

Bombardment (n.) An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into a town or fortified place.

Bombardo (n.) Alt. of Bombardon

Bombardon (n.) Originally, a deep-toned instrument of the oboe or bassoon family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name bombardon is now given to a brass instrument, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.

Bombasine (n.) Same as Bombazine.

Bombast (n.) Originally, cotton, or cotton wool.

Bombast (n.) Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.

Bombast (n.) Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian.

Bombast (a.) High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic.

Bombast (v. t.) To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.

Bombastic (a.) Alt. of Bombastical

Bombastical (a.) Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated.

Bombastry (n.) Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.

Bombax (n.) A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.

Bombazet Bombazette (n.) A sort of thin woolen cloth. It is of various colors, and may be plain or twilled.

Bombazine (n.) A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments.

Bombic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the silkworm; as, bombic acid.

Bombilate (n.) To hum; to buzz.

Bombilation (n.) A humming sound; a booming.

Bombinate (v. i.) To hum; to boom.

Bombination (n.) A humming or buzzing.

Bomboloes (pl. ) of Bombolo

Bombolo (n.) A thin spheroidal glass retort or flask, used in the sublimation of camphor.

Bombproof (a.) Secure against the explosive force of bombs.

Bombproof (n.) A structure which heavy shot and shell will not penetrate.

Bombshell (n.) A bomb. See Bomb, n.

Bombycid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Bombyx, or the family Bombycidae.

Bombycinous (a.) Silken; made of silk.

Bombycinous (a.) Being of the color of the silkworm; transparent with a yellow tint.

Bombylious (a.) Buzzing, like a bumblebee; as, the bombylious noise of the horse fly.

Bombyx (n.) A genus of moths, which includes the silkworm moth. See Silkworm.

Bon (a.) Good; valid as security for something.

Bon-accord (n.) Good will; good fellowship; agreement.

Bona fide () In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely; as, you must proceed bona fide; a bona fide purchaser or transaction.

Bonair (a.) Gentle; courteous; complaisant; yielding.

Bonanza (n.) In mining, a rich mine or vein of silver or gold; hence, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income.

Bonapartean (a.) Of or pertaining to Napoleon Bonaparte or his family.

Bonapartism (n.) The policy of Bonaparte or of the Bonapartes.

Bonapartist (n.) One attached to the policy or family of Bonaparte, or of the Bonapartes.

Bona peritura () Perishable goods.

Bona roba () A showy wanton; a courtesan.

Bonasus (n.) Alt. of Bonassus

Bonassus (n.) The aurochs or European bison. See Aurochs.

Bonbon (n.) Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.

Bonce (n.) A boy's game played with large marbles.

Bonchretien (n.) A name given to several kinds of pears. See Bartlett.

Boncilate (n.) A substance composed of ground bone, mineral matters, etc., hardened by pressure, and used for making billiard balls, boxes, etc.

Bond (n.) That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.

Bond (n.) The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.

Bond (n.) A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.

Bond (n.) Moral or political duty or obligation.

Bond (n.) A writing under seal, by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that, if the obligor shall do a certain act, appear at a certain place, conform to certain rules, faithfully perform certain duties, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the whole sum.

Bond (n.) An instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway bond.

Bond (n.) The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.

Bond (n.) The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English or block bond (Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other.

Bond (n.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formulae by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence.

Bonded (imp. & p. p.) of Bond

Bonding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bond

Bond (v. t.) To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on (goods or merchandise) by giving a bond.

Bond (v. t.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.

Bond (n.) A vassal or serf; a slave.

Bond (a.) In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.

Bondage (a.) The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.

Bondage (a.) Obligation; tie of duty.

Bondage (a.) Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.

Bondager (n.) A field worker, esp. a woman who works in the field.

Bondar (n.) A small quadruped of Bengal (Paradoxurus bondar), allied to the genet; -- called also musk cat.

Bonded (a.) Placed under, or covered by, a bond, as for the payment of duties, or for conformity to certain regulations.

Bonder (n.) One who places goods under bond or in a bonded warehouse.

Bonder (n.) A bonding stone or brick; a bondstone.

Bonder (n.) A freeholder on a small scale.

Bondholder (n.) A person who holds the bonds of a public or private corporation for the payment of money at a certain time.

Bondmaid (n.) A female slave, or one bound to service without wages, as distinguished from a hired servant.

Bondmen (pl. ) of Bondman

Bondman (n.) A man slave, or one bound to service without wages.

Bondman (n.) A villain, or tenant in villenage.

Bond servant () A slave; one who is bound to service without wages.

Bond service () The condition of a bond servant; service without wages; slavery.

Bondslave (n.) A person in a state of slavery; one whose person and liberty are subjected to the authority of a master.

Bondsmen (pl. ) of Bondsman

Bondsman (n.) A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.

Bondsman (n.) A surety; one who is bound, or who gives security, for another.

Bondstone (n.) A stone running through a wall from one face to another, to bind it together; a binding stone.

Bondswoman (n.) See Bondwoman.

Bonduc (n.) See Nicker tree.

Bondwomen (pl. ) of Bondwoman

Bondwoman (n.) A woman who is a slave, or in bondage.

Bone (n.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.

Bone (n.) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.

Bone (n.) Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.

Bone (n.) Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.

Bone (n.) Dice.

Bone (n.) Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.

Bone (n.) Fig.: The framework of anything.

Boned (imp. & p. p.) of Bone

Boning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bone

Bone (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.

Bone (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.

Bone (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.

Bone (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.

Bone (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.

Boneache (n.) Pain in the bones.

Boneblack (n.) See Bone black, under Bone, n.

Boned (a.) Having (such) bones; -- used in composition; as, big-boned; strong-boned.

Boned (a.) Deprived of bones; as, boned turkey or codfish.

Boned (a.) Manured with bone; as, boned land.

Bonedog (n.) The spiny dogfish.

Bonefish (n.) See Ladyfish.

Boneless (a.) Without bones.

Boneset (n.) A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic.

Bonesetter (n.) One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones.

Boneshaw (n.) Sciatica.

Bonetta (n.) See Bonito.

Bonfire (n.) A large fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement.

Bongrace (n.) A projecting bonnet or shade to protect the complexion; also, a wide-brimmed hat.

Bonhomie (n.) Alt. of Bonhommie

Bonhommie (n.) good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

Bonibell (n.) See Bonnibel.

Boniface (n.) An innkeeper.

Boniform (a.) Sensitive or responsive to moral excellence.

Bonify (v. t.) To convert into, or make, good.

Boniness (n.) The condition or quality of being bony.

Boning (n.) The clearing of bones from fish or meat.

Boning (n.) The manuring of land with bones.

Boning (n.) A method of leveling a line or surface by sighting along the tops of two or more straight edges, or a range of properly spaced poles. See 3d Bone, v. t.

Bonitary (a.) Beneficial, as opposed to statutory or civil; as, bonitary dominion of land.

Bonitoes (pl. ) of Bonito

Bonito (n.) A large tropical fish (Orcynus pelamys) allied to the tunny. It is about three feet long, blue above, with four brown stripes on the sides. It is sometimes found on the American coast.

Bonito (n.) The skipjack (Sarda Mediterranea) of the Atlantic, an important and abundant food fish on the coast of the United States, and (S. Chilensis) of the Pacific, and other related species. They are large and active fishes, of a blue color with black oblique stripes.

Bonito (n.) The medregal (Seriola fasciata), an edible fish of the southern of the United States and the West Indies.

Bonito (n.) The cobia or crab eater (Elacate canada), an edible fish of the Middle and Southern United States.

Bonsmots (pl. ) of Bonmot

Bonmot (n.) A witty repartee; a jest.

Bonne (n.) A female servant charged with the care of a young child.

Bonnes bouches (pl. ) of Bonne bouche

Bonne bouche () A delicious morsel or mouthful; a tidbit.

Bonnet (n.) A headdress for men and boys; a cap.

Bonnet (n.) A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.

Bonnet (n.) A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.

Bonnet (n.) Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use

Bonnet (n.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.

Bonnet (n.) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.

Bonnet (n.) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.

Bonnet (n.) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.

Bonnet (n.) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.

Bonnet (n.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.

Bonnet (n.) The second stomach of a ruminating animal.

Bonnet (n.) An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.

Bonnet (v. i.) To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.

Bonneted (a.) Wearing a bonnet.

Bonneted (a.) Protected by a bonnet. See Bonnet, 4 (a).

Bonnetless (a.) Without a bonnet.

Bonnibel (n.) A handsome girl.

Bonnie (a.) See Bonny, a.

Bonnilass (n.) A "bonny lass"; a beautiful girl.

Bonnily (adv.) Gayly; handsomely.

Bonniness (n.) The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness.

Bonny (a.) Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.

Bonny (a.) Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.

Bonny (n.) A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.

Bonnyclabber (n.) Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; -- sometimes called simply clabber.

Bon Silene () A very fragrant tea rose with petals of various shades of pink.

Bonspiel (n.) A cur/ing match between clubs.

Bontebok (n.) The pied antelope of South Africa (Alcelaphus pygarga). Its face and rump are white. Called also nunni.

Bon ton () The height of the fashion; fashionable society.

Bonuses (pl. ) of Bonus

Bonus (n.) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter.

Bonus (n.) An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.

Bonus (n.) Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.

Bons vivants (pl. ) of Bon vivant

Bon vivant (p. pr.) A good fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.

Bony (a.) Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones.

Bony (a.) Having large or prominent bones.

Bonze (n.) A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun.

Boobies (pl. ) of Booby

Booby (n.) A dunce; a stupid fellow.

Booby (n.) A swimming bird (Sula fiber or S. sula) related to the common gannet, and found in the West Indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, S. piscator, the red-footed booby.

Booby (n.) A species of penguin of the antarctic seas.

Booby (a.) Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.

Boobyish (a.) Stupid; dull.

Boodh (n.) Same as Buddha.

Boodhism (n.) Same as Buddhism.

Boodhist (n.) Same as Buddhist.

Boodle (n.) The whole collection or lot; caboodle.

Boodle (n.) Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag.

Boohooed (imp. & p. p.) of Boohoe

Boohooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boohoe

Boohoe (v. i.) To bawl; to cry loudly.

Boohoo (n.) The sailfish; -- called also woohoo.

Book (n.) A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.

Book (n.) A composition, written or printed; a treatise.

Book (n.) A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."

Book (n.) A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.

Book (n.) Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.

Booked (imp. & p. p.) of Book

Booking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Book

Book (v. t.) To enter, write, or register in a book or list.

Book (v. t.) To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater.

Book (v. t.) To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.

Bookbinder (n.) One whose occupation is to bind books.

Bookbindery (n.) A bookbinder's shop; a place or establishment for binding books.

Bookbinding (n.) The art, process, or business of binding books.

Bookcase (n.) A case with shelves for holding books, esp. one with glazed doors.

Bookcraft (n.) Authorship; literary skill.

Booked (a.) Registered.

Booked (a.) On the way; destined.

Booker (n.) One who enters accounts or names, etc., in a book; a bookkeeper.

Bookful (n.) As much as will fill a book; a book full.

Bookful (a.) Filled with book learning.

Bookholder (n.) A prompter at a theater.

Bookholder (n.) A support for a book, holding it open, while one reads or copies from it.

Booking clerk () A clerk who registers passengers, baggage, etc., for conveyance, as by railway or steamship, or who sells passage tickets at a booking office.

Booking office () An office where passengers, baggage, etc., are registered for conveyance, as by railway or steamship.

Booking office () An office where passage tickets are sold.

Bookish (a.) Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books.

Bookish (a.) Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books; formal; labored; pedantic; as, a bookish way of talking; bookish sentences.

Bookkeeper (n.) One who keeps accounts; one who has the charge of keeping the books and accounts in an office.

Bookkeeping (n.) The art of recording pecuniary or business transactions in a regular and systematic manner, so as to show their relation to each other, and the state of the business in which they occur; the art of keeping accounts. The books commonly used are a daybook, cashbook, journal, and ledger. See Daybook, Cashbook, Journal, and Ledger.

Bookland (n.) Alt. of Bockland

Bockland (n.) Charter land held by deed under certain rents and free services, which differed in nothing from free socage lands. This species of tenure has given rise to the modern freeholds.

Book-learned (a.) Versed in books; having knowledge derived from books.

Bookless (a.) Without books; unlearned.

Booklet (n.) A little book.

Bookmaker (n.) One who writes and publishes books; especially, one who gathers his materials from other books; a compiler.

Bookmaker (n.) A betting man who "makes a book." See To make a book, under Book, n.

Bookmen (pl. ) of Bookman

Bookman (n.) A studious man; a scholar.

Bookmark (n.) Something placed in a book to guide in finding a particular page or passage; also, a label in a book to designate the owner; a bookplate.

Bookmate (n.) A schoolfellow; an associate in study.

Bookmonger (n.) A dealer in books.

Book muslin () A kind of muslin used for the covers of books.

Book muslin () A kind of thin white muslin for ladies' dresses.

Bookplate (n.) A label, placed upon or in a book, showing its ownership or its position in a library.

Bookseller (n.) One who sells books.

Bookselling (n.) The employment of selling books.

Bookshelves (pl. ) of Bookshelf

Bookshelf (n.) A shelf to hold books.

Bookshop (n.) A bookseller's shop.

Bookstall (n.) A stall or stand where books are sold.

Bookstand (n.) A place or stand for the sale of books in the streets; a bookstall.

Bookstand (n.) A stand to hold books for reading or reference.

Bookstore (n.) A store where books are kept for sale; -- called in England a bookseller's shop.

Bookwork (n.) Work done upon a book or books (as in a printing office), in distinction from newspaper or job work.

Bookwork (n.) Study; application to books.

Bookworm (n.) Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is injurious to books. Many species are known.

Bookworm (n.) A student closely attached to books or addicted to study; a reader without appreciation.

Booky (a.) Bookish.

Boolies (pl. ) of Booly

Booly (n.) A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the mountain pastures inclosed for the shelter of cattle or their keepers.

Boom (n.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.

Boom (n.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.

Boom (n.) A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor.

Boom (n.) A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage.

Boom (n.) A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.

Boom (v. t.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.

Boomed (imp. & p. p.) of Boom

Booming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boom

Boom (v. i.) To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.

Boom (v. i.) To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.

Boom (v. i.) To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.

Boom (v. i.) To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.

Boom (n.) A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.

Boom (n.) A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee.

Boom (v. t.) To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.

Boomdas (n.) A small African hyracoid mammal (Dendrohyrax arboreus) resembling the daman.

Boomer (n.) One who, or that which, booms.

Boomer (n.) A North American rodent, so named because it is said to make a booming noise. See Sewellel.

Boomer (n.) A large male kangaroo.

Boomer (n.) One who works up a "boom".

Boomerang (n.) A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even far in the rear of it.

Booming (a.) Rushing with violence; swelling with a hollow sound; making a hollow sound or note; roaring; resounding.

Booming (a.) Advancing or increasing amid noisy excitement; as, booming prices; booming popularity.

Booming (n.) The act of producing a hollow or roaring sound; a violent rushing with heavy roar; as, the booming of the sea; a deep, hollow sound; as, the booming of bitterns.

Boomkin (n.) Same as Bumkin.

Boomorah (n.) A small West African chevrotain (Hyaemoschus aquaticus), resembling the musk deer.

Boomslange (n.) A large South African tree snake (Bucephalus Capensis). Although considered venomous by natives, it has no poison fangs.

Boon (n.) A prayer or petition.

Boon (n.) That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present.

Boon (n.) Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage.

Boon (n.) Kind; bountiful; benign.

Boon (n.) Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.

Boon (n.) The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.

Boor (n.) A husbandman; a peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish or unrefined countryman.

Boor (n.) A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.

Boor (n.) A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.

Boorish (a.) Like a boor; clownish; uncultured; unmannerly.

Boort (n.) See Bort.

Boose (n.) A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal.

Boose (v. i.) To drink excessively. See Booze.

Booser (n.) A toper; a guzzler. See Boozer.

Boosted (imp. & p. p.) of Boost

Boosting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boost

Boost (v. i.) To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement.

Boost (n.) A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.

Boot (n.) Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.

Boot (n.) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.

Boot (n.) Profit; gain; advantage; use.

Booted (imp. & p. p.) of Boot

Booting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boot

Boot (v. t.) To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it?

Boot (v. t.) To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.

Boot (n.) A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.

Boot (n.) An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.

Boot (n.) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.

Boot (n.) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.

Boot (n.) An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.

Boot (n.) The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.

Booted (imp. & p. p.) of Boot

Booting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boot

Boot (v. t.) To put boots on, esp. for riding.

Boot (v. t.) To punish by kicking with a booted foot.

Boot (v. i.) To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.

Boot (n.) Booty; spoil.

Bootblack (n.) One who blacks boots.

Booted (a.) Wearing boots, especially boots with long tops, as for riding; as, a booted squire.

Booted (a.) Having an undivided, horny, bootlike covering; -- said of the tarsus of some birds.

Bootee (n.) A half boot or short boot.

Bootes (n.) A northern constellation, containing the bright star Arcturus.

Booth (n.) A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation.

Booth (n.) A covered stall or temporary structure in a fair or market, or at a polling place.

Boothale (v. t. & i.) To forage for booty; to plunder.

Boothose (n.) Stocking hose, or spatterdashes, in lieu of boots.

Boothose (n.) Hose made to be worn with boots, as by travelers on horseback.

Boothy (n.) See Bothy.

Bootikin (n.) A little boot, legging, or gaiter.

Bootikin (n.) A covering for the foot or hand, worn as a cure for the gout.

Booting (n.) Advantage; gain; gain by plunder; booty.

Booting (n.) A kind of torture. See Boot, n., 2.

Booting (n.) A kicking, as with a booted foot.

Bootjack (n.) A device for pulling off boots.

Bootless (a.) Unavailing; unprofitable; useless; without advantage or success.

Bootlick (n.) A toady.

Bootmaker (n.) One who makes boots.

Boots (n.) A servant at a hotel or elsewhere, who cleans and blacks the boots and shoes.

Boottopping (n.) The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off.

Boottopping (n.) Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.

Boottree (n.) An instrument to stretch and widen the leg of a boot, consisting of two pieces, together shaped like a leg, between which, when put into the boot, a wedge is driven.

Booty (n.) That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage.

Boozed (imp. & p. p.) of Booze

Boozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Booze

Booze (v. i.) To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple.

Booze (n.) A carouse; a drinking.

Boozer (n.) One who boozes; a toper; a guzzler of alcoholic liquors; a bouser.

Boozy (a.) A little intoxicated; fuddled; stupid with liquor; bousy.

Bopeep (n.) The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as to startle some one (as by children in play), or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened.

Borable (a.) Capable of being bored.

Borachte (n.) A large leather bottle for liquors, etc., made of the skin of a goat or other animal. Hence: A drunkard.

Boracic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced from, borax; containing boron; boric; as, boracic acid.

Boracite (n.) A mineral of a white or gray color occurring massive and in isometric crystals; in composition it is a magnesium borate with magnesium chloride.

Boracous (a.) Relating to, or obtained from, borax; containing borax.

Borage (n.) A mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. officinalis), which is used, esp. in France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic.

Boragewort (n.) Plant of the Borage family.

Boraginaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants (Boraginaceae) which includes the borage, heliotrope, beggar's lice, and many pestiferous plants.

Boragineous (a.) Relating to the Borage tribe; boraginaceous.

Boramez (n.) See Barometz.

Borate (n.) A salt formed by the combination of boric acid with a base or positive radical.

Borax (n.) A white or gray crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors on porcelain, and as a soap. It occurs native in certain mineral springs, and is made from the boric acid of hot springs in Tuscany. It was originally obtained from a lake in Thibet, and was sent to Europe under the name of tincal. Borax is a pyroborate or tetraborate of sodium, Na2B4O7.10H2O.

Borborygm (n.) A rumbling or gurgling noise produced by wind in the bowels.

Bord (n.) A board; a table.

Bord (n.) The face of coal parallel to the natural fissures.

Bord (n.) See Bourd.

Bordage (n.) The base or servile tenure by which a bordar held his cottage.

Bordar (n.) A villein who rendered menial service for his cottage; a cottier.

Bordeaux (a.) Pertaining to Bordeaux in the south of France.

Bordeaux (n.) A claret wine from Bordeaux.

Bordel (n.) Alt. of Bordello

Bordello (n.) A brothel; a bawdyhouse; a house devoted to prostitution.

Bordelais (a.) Of or pertaining to Bordeaux, in France, or to the district around Bordeaux.

Bordeller (n.) A keeper or a frequenter of a brothel.

Border (n.) The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.

Border (n.) A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.

Border (n.) A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.

Border (n.) A narrow flower bed.

Bordered (imp. & p. p.) of Border

Bordering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Border

Border (v. i.) To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.

Border (v. i.) To approach; to come near to; to verge.

Border (v. t.) To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.

Border (v. t.) To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered on the north by a forest.

Border (v. t.) To confine within bounds; to limit.

Borderer (n.) One who dwells on a border, or at the extreme part or confines of a country, region, or tract of land; one who dwells near to a place or region.

Bordland (n.) Either land held by a bordar, or the land which a lord kept for the maintenance of his board, or table.

Bordlode (n.) The service formerly required of a tenant, to carry timber from the woods to the lord's house.

Bordman (n.) A bordar; a tenant in bordage.

Bordrag (n.) Alt. of Bordraging

Bordraging (n.) An incursion upon the borders of a country; a raid.

Bord service () Service due from a bordar; bordage.

Bordure (n.) A border one fifth the width of the shield, surrounding the field. It is usually plain, but may be charged.

Bored (imp. & p. p.) of Bore

Boring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bore

Bore (v. t.) To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.

Bore (v. t.) To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole.

Bore (v. t.) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.

Bore (v. t.) To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.

Bore (v. t.) To befool; to trick.

Bore (v. i.) To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects).

Bore (v. i.) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore.

Bore (v. i.) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.

Bore (v. i.) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; -- said of a horse.

Bore (n.) A hole made by boring; a perforation.

Bore (n.) The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.

Bore (n.) The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.

Bore (n.) A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.

Bore (n.) Caliber; importance.

Bore (n.) A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.

Bore (n.) A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China.

Bore (n.) Less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and in the British Channel.

Bore () imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.

Boreal (a.) Northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as, a boreal bird; a boreal blast.

Boreas (n.) The north wind; -- usually a personification.

Borecole (n.) A brassicaceous plant of many varieties, cultivated for its leaves, which are not formed into a compact head like the cabbage, but are loose, and are generally curled or wrinkled; kale.

Boredom (n.) The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.

Boredom (n.) The realm of bores; bores, collectively.

Boree (n.) Same as BourrEe.

Borel (n.) See Borrel.

Borele (n.) The smaller two-horned rhinoceros of South Africa (Atelodus bicornis).

Borer (n.) One that bores; an instrument for boring.

Borer (n.) A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo.

Borer (n.) Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances.

Borer (n.) One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple.

Borer (n.) The hagfish (Myxine).

Boric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, boron.

Boride (n.) A binary compound of boron with a more positive or basic element or radical; -- formerly called boruret.

Boring (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks.

Boring (n.) A hole made by boring.

Boring (n.) The chips or fragments made by boring.

Born (v. t.) Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.

Born (v. t.) Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate; as, a born liar.

Borne (p. p.) Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed. See Bear, v. t.

Borneol (n.) A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra (Dryobalanops camphora), but the natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese. Called also Borneo camphor, Malay camphor, and camphol.

Bornite (n.) A valuable ore of copper, containing copper, iron, and sulphur; -- also called purple copper ore (or erubescite), in allusion to the colors shown upon the slightly tarnished surface.

Borofluoride (n.) A double fluoride of boron and hydrogen, or some other positive element, or radical; -- called also fluoboride, and formerly fluoborate.

Boroglyceride (n.) A compound of boric acid and glycerin, used as an antiseptic.

Boron (n.) A nonmetallic element occurring abundantly in borax. It is reduced with difficulty to the free state, when it can be obtained in several different forms; viz., as a substance of a deep olive color, in a semimetallic form, and in colorless quadratic crystals similar to the diamond in hardness and other properties. It occurs in nature also in boracite, datolite, tourmaline, and some other minerals. Atomic weight 10.9. Symbol B.

Borosilicate (n.) A double salt of boric and silicic acids, as in the natural minerals tourmaline, datolite, etc.

Borough (n.) In England, an incorporated town that is not a city; also, a town that sends members to parliament; in Scotland, a body corporate, consisting of the inhabitants of a certain district, erected by the sovereign, with a certain jurisdiction; in America, an incorporated town or village, as in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Borough (n.) The collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a borough; as, the borough voted to lay a tax.

Borough (n.) An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behavior of each other.

Borough (n.) The pledge or surety thus given.

Borough-English (n.) A custom, as in some ancient boroughs, by which lands and tenements descend to the youngest son, instead of the eldest; or, if the owner have no issue, to the youngest brother.

Boroughhead (n.) See Headborough.

Boroughholder (n.) A headborough; a borsholder.

Boroughmaster (n.) The mayor, governor, or bailiff of a borough.

Boroughmonger (n.) One who buys or sells the parliamentary seats of boroughs.

Boroughmongering (n.) Alt. of Boroughmongery

Boroughmongery (n.) The practices of a boroughmonger.

Borracho (n.) See Borachio.

Borrage (a.) Alt. of Borraginaceous

Borraginaceous (a.) See Borage, n., etc.

Borrel (n.) Coarse woolen cloth; hence, coarse clothing; a garment.

Borrel (n.) A kind of light stuff, of silk and wool.

Borrel (n.) Ignorant, unlearned; belonging to the laity.

Borrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Borrow

Borrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Borrow

Borrow (v. t.) To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.

Borrow (v. t.) To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.

Borrow (v. t.) To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.

Borrow (v. t.) To feign or counterfeit.

Borrow (v. t.) To receive; to take; to derive.

Borrow (n.) Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.

Borrow (n.) The act of borrowing.

Borrower (n.) One who borrows.

Borsholder (a.) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d Borough); the headborough; a parish constable.

Bort (n.) Imperfectly crystallized or coarse diamonds, or fragments made in cutting good diamonds which are reduced to powder and used in lapidary work.

Boruret (n.) A boride.

Borwe (n.) Pledge; borrow.

Bos (n.) A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.

Bosa (n.) A drink, used in the East. See Boza.

Boscage (n.) A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape.

Boscage (n.) Food or sustenance for cattle, obtained from bushes and trees; also, a tax on wood.

Bosh (n.) Figure; outline; show.

Bosh (n.) Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug.

Boshes (pl. ) of Bosh

Bosh (n.) One of the sloping sides of the lower part of a blast furnace; also, one of the hollow iron or brick sides of the bed of a puddling or boiling furnace.

Bosh (n.) The lower part of a blast furnace, which slopes inward, or the widest space at the top of this part.

Bosh (n.) In forging and smelting, a trough in which tools and ingots are cooled.

Boshbok (n.) A kind of antelope. See Bush buck.

Boshvark (n.) The bush hog. See under Bush, a thicket.

Bosjesman (n.) See Bushman.

Bosk (n.) A thicket; a small wood.

Boskage (n.) Same as Boscage.

Bosket (n.) Alt. of Bosquet

Bosquet (n.) A grove; a thicket; shrubbery; an inclosure formed by branches of trees, regularly or irregularly disposed.

Boskiness (n.) Boscage; also, the state or quality of being bosky.

Bosky (a.) Woody or bushy; covered with boscage or thickets.

Bosky (a.) Caused by boscage.

Bosom (n.) The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.

Bosom (n.) The breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts.

Bosom (n.) Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.

Bosom (n.) Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth.

Bosom (n.) The part of the dress worn upon the breast; an article, or a portion of an article, of dress to be worn upon the breast; as, the bosom of a shirt; a linen bosom.

Bosom (n.) Inclination; desire.

Bosom (n.) A depression round the eye of a millstone.

Bosom (a.) Of or pertaining to the bosom.

Bosom (a.) Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.

Bosomed (imp. & p. p.) of Bosom

Bosoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bosom

Bosom (v. t.) To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.

Bosom (v. t.) To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.

Bosomed (a.) Having, or resembling, bosom; kept in the bosom; hidden.

Bosomy (a.) Characterized by recesses or sheltered hollows.

Boson (n.) See Boatswain.

Bosporian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus.

Bosporus (n.) A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a seas; as, the Bosporus (formerly the Thracian Bosporus) or Strait of Constantinople, between the Black Sea and Sea of Marmora; the Cimmerian Bosporus, between the Black Sea and Sea of Azof.

Bosquet (n.) See Bosket.

Bosses (pl. ) of Boss

Boss (n.) Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.

Boss (n.) A protuberant ornament on any work, either of different material from that of the work or of the same, as upon a buckler or bridle; a stud; a knob; the central projection of a shield. See Umbilicus.

Boss (n.) A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.

Boss (n.) A wooden vessel for the mortar used in tiling or masonry, hung by a hook from the laths, or from the rounds of a ladder.

Boss (n.) The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.

Boss (n.) A swage or die used for shaping metals.

Boss (n.) A head or reservoir of water.

Bossed (imp. & p. p.) of Boss

Bossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boss

Boss (v. t.) To ornament with bosses; to stud.

Boss (n.) A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.

Bossage (n.) A stone in a building, left rough and projecting, to be afterward carved into shape.

Bossage (n.) Rustic work, consisting of stones which seem to advance beyond the level of the building, by reason of indentures or channels left in the joinings.

Bossed (a.) Embossed; also, bossy.

Bosset (n.) A rudimental antler of a young male of the red deer.

Bossism (n.) The rule or practices of bosses, esp. political bosses.

Bossy (a.) Ornamented with bosses; studded.

Bossy (n.) A cow or calf; -- familiarly so called.

Boston (n.) A game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; -- said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war.

Boswellian (a.) Relating to, or characteristic of, Boswell, the biographer of Dr. Johnson.

Boswellism (n.) The style of Boswell.

Bot (n.) See Bots.

Botanic (a.) Alt. of Botanical

Botanical (a.) Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition.

Botanist (n.) One skilled in botany; one versed in the knowledge of plants.

Botanized (imp. & p. p.) of Botanize

Botanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Botanize

Botanize (v. i.) To seek after plants for botanical investigation; to study plants.

Botanize (v. t.) To explore for botanical purposes.

Botanizer (n.) One who botanizes.

Botanologer (n.) A botanist.

Botanology (n.) The science of botany.

Botanomancy (n.) An ancient species of divination by means of plants, esp. sage and fig leaves.

Botanies (pl. ) of Botany

Botany (a. & n.) The science which treats of the structure of plants, the functions of their parts, their places of growth, their classification, and the terms which are employed in their description and denomination. See Plant.

Botany (a. & n.) A book which treats of the science of botany.

Botany Bay () A harbor on the east coast of Australia, and an English convict settlement there; -- so called from the number of new plants found on its shore at its discovery by Cook in 1770.

Botargo (n.) A sort of cake or sausage, made of the salted roes of the mullet, much used on the coast of the Mediterranean as an incentive to drink.

Botches (pl. ) of Botch

Botch (n.) A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.

Botch (n.) A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.

Botch (n.) Work done in a bungling manner; a clumsy performance; a piece of work, or a place in work, marred in the doing, or not properly finished; a bungle.

Botched (imp. & p. p.) of Botch

Botching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Botch

Botch (n.) To mark with, or as with, botches.

Botch (n.) To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; -- sometimes with up.

Botch (n.) To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.

Botchedly (adv.) In a clumsy manner.

Botcher (n.) One who mends or patches, esp. a tailor or cobbler.

Botcher (n.) A clumsy or careless workman; a bungler.

Botcher (n.) A young salmon; a grilse.

Botcherly (a.) Bungling; awkward.

Botchery (n.) A botching, or that which is done by botching; clumsy or careless workmanship.

Botchy (a.) Marked with botches; full of botches; poorly done.

Bote (n.) Compensation; amends; satisfaction; expiation; as, man bote, a compensation or a man slain.

Bote (n.) Payment of any kind.

Bote (n.) A privilege or allowance of necessaries.

Boteless (a.) Unavailing; in vain. See Bootless.

Botfly (n.) A dipterous insect of the family (Estridae, of many different species, some of which are particularly troublesome to domestic animals, as the horse, ox, and sheep, on which they deposit their eggs. A common species is one of the botflies of the horse (Gastrophilus equi), the larvae of which (bots) are taken into the stomach of the animal, where they live several months and pass through their larval states. In tropical America one species sometimes lives under the human skin, and another in the stomach. See Gadfly.

Both (a. or pron.) The one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.

Both (conj.) As well; not only; equally.

Bothered (imp. & p. p.) of Bother

Bothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bother

Bother (v. t.) To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.

Bother (v. i.) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.

Bother (n.) One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty trouble; as, to be in a bother.

Botheration (n.) The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.

Botherer (n.) One who bothers.

Bothersome (a.) Vexatious; causing bother; causing trouble or perplexity; troublesome.

Both-hands (n.) A factotum.

Bothie (n.) Same as Bothy.

Bothnian (a.) Alt. of Bothnic

Bothnic (a.) Of or pertaining to Bothnia, a country of northern Europe, or to a gulf of the same name which forms the northern part of the Baltic sea.

Bothrenchyma (n.) Dotted or pitted ducts or vessels forming the pores seen in many kinds of wood.

-ies (pl. ) of Boothy

Bothy (n.) Alt. of Boothy

Boothy (n.) A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth.

Botocudos (n. pl.) A Brazilian tribe of Indians, noted for their use of poisons; -- also called Aymbores.

Bo tree () The peepul tree; esp., the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to have become Buddha.

Botryogen (n.) A hydrous sulphate of iron of a deep red color. It often occurs in botryoidal form.

Botryoid (a.) Alt. of Botryoidal

Botryoidal (a.) Having the form of a bunch of grapes; like a cluster of grapes, as a mineral presenting an aggregation of small spherical or spheroidal prominences.

Botryolite (n.) A variety of datolite, usually having a botryoidal structure.

Botryose (a.) Having the form of a cluster of grapes.

Botryose (a.) Of the racemose or acropetal type of inflorescence.

Bots (n. pl.) The larvae of several species of botfly, especially those larvae which infest the stomach, throat, or intestines of the horse, and are supposed to be the cause of various ailments.

Bottine (n.) A small boot; a lady's boot.

Bottine (n.) An appliance resembling a small boot furnished with straps, buckles, etc., used to correct or prevent distortions in the lower extremities of children.

Bottle (n.) A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids.

Bottle (n.) The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine.

Bottle (n.) Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle.

Bottled (imp. & p. p.) of Bottle

Bottling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bottle

Bottle (v. t.) To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one's wrath.

Bottle (n.) A bundle, esp. of hay.

Bottled (a.) Put into bottles; inclosed in bottles; pent up in, or as in, a bottle.

Bottled (a.) Having the shape of a bottle; protuberant.

Bottle green () A dark shade of green, like that of bottle glass.

Bottlehead (n.) A cetacean allied to the grampus; -- called also bottle-nosed whale.

Bottleholder (n.) One who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; -- so called from the bottle of water of which he has charge.

Bottleholder (n.) One who assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer.

Bottle-nose (n.) A cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as Delphinus Tursio and Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus, of Europe.

Bottle-nose (n.) The puffin.

Bottle-nosed (a.) Having the nose bottle-shaped, or large at the end.

Bottler (n.) One who bottles wine, beer, soda water, etc.

Bottlescrew (n.) A corkscrew.

Bottling (n.) The act or the process of putting anything into bottles (as beer, mineral water, etc.) and corking the bottles.

Bottom (n.) The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.

Bottom (n.) The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the under surface.

Bottom (n.) That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.

Bottom (n.) The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.

Bottom (n.) The fundament; the buttocks.

Bottom (n.) An abyss.

Bottom (n.) Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley.

Bottom (n.) The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.

Bottom (n.) Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.

Bottom (n.) Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.

Bottom (a.) Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.

Bottomed (imp. & p. p.) of Bottom

Bottoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bottom

Bottom (v. t.) To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.

Bottom (v. t.) To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.

Bottom (v. t.) To reach or get to the bottom of.

Bottom (v. i.) To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon.

Bottom (v. i.) To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder.

Bottom (n.) A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.

Bottom (v. t.) To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.

Bottomed (a.) Having at the bottom, or as a bottom; resting upon a bottom; grounded; -- mostly, in composition; as, sharp-bottomed; well-bottomed.

Bottomless (a.) Without a bottom; hence, fathomless; baseless; as, a bottomless abyss.

Bottomry (n.) A contract in the nature of a mortgage, by which the owner of a ship, or the master as his agent, hypothecates and binds the ship (and sometimes the accruing freight) as security for the repayment of money advanced or lent for the use of the ship, if she terminates her voyage successfully. If the ship is lost by perils of the sea, the lender loses the money; but if the ship arrives safe, he is to receive the money lent, with the interest or premium stipulated, although it may, and usually does, exceed the legal rate of interest. See Hypothecation.

Bottony (a.) Alt. of Bottone

Bottone (a.) Having a bud or button, or a kind of trefoil, at the end; furnished with knobs or buttons.

Botts (n. pl.) See Bots.

Botuliform (a.) Having the shape of a sausage.

Bouche (n.) Same as Bush, a lining.

Bouche (v. t.) Same as Bush, to line.

Bouche (n.) Alt. of Bouch

Bouch (n.) A mouth.

Bouch (n.) An allowance of meat and drink for the tables of inferior officers or servants in a nobleman's palace or at court.

Bouchees (n. pl.) Small patties.

Boud (n.) A weevil; a worm that breeds in malt, biscuit, etc.

Boudoir (n.) A small room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive intimate friends; a lady's (or sometimes a gentleman's) private room.

Bouffe (n.) Comic opera. See Opera Bouffe.

Bougainvillaea (n.) A genus of plants of the order Nyctoginaceae, from tropical South America, having the flowers surrounded by large bracts.

Bouged (imp. & p. p.) of Bouge

Bouge (v. i.) To swell out.

Bouge (v. i.) To bilge.

Bouge (v. t.) To stave in; to bilge.

Bouge (n.) Bouche (see Bouche, 2); food and drink; provisions.

Bouget (n.) A charge representing a leather vessel for carrying water; -- also called water bouget.

Bough (n.) An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.

Bough (n.) A gallows.

Bought (n.) A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent.

Bought (n.) The part of a sling that contains the stone.

Bought () imp. & p. p. of Buy.

Bought (p. a.) Purchased; bribed.

Boughten (a.) Purchased; not obtained or produced at home.

Boughty (a.) Bending.

Bougie (n.) A long, flexible instrument, that is

Bougie (n.) A long slender rod consisting of gelatin or some other substance that melts at the temperature of the body. It is impregnated with medicine, and designed for introduction into urethra, etc.

Bouilli (n.) Boiled or stewed meat; beef boiled with vegetables in water from which its gravy is to be made; beef from which bouillon or soup has been made.

Bouillon (n.) A nutritious liquid food made by boiling beef, or other meat, in water; a clear soup or broth.

Bouillon (n.) An excrescence on a horse's frush or frog.

Bouk (n.) The body.

Bouk (n.) Bulk; volume.

Boul (n.) A curved handle.

Boulangerite (n.) A mineral of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, usually in plumose masses, also compact. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead.

Boulder (n.) Same as Bowlder.

Bouldery (a.) Characterized by bowlders.

Boule (n.) Alt. of Boulework

Boulework (n.) Same as Buhl, Buhlwork.

Boulevard (n.) Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.

Boulevard (n.) A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

Bouleversement (n.) Complete overthrow; disorder; a turning upside down.

Buolt (n.) Corrupted form Bolt.

Boultel (n.) Alt. of Boultin

Boultin (n.) A molding, the convexity of which is one fourth of a circle, being a member just below the abacus in the Tuscan and Roman Doric capital; a torus; an ovolo.

Boultin (n.) One of the shafts of a clustered column.

Boulter (n.) A long, stout fishing line to which many hooks are attached.

Boun (a.) Ready; prepared; destined; tending.

Boun (v. t.) To make or get ready.

Bounced (imp. & p. p.) of Bounce

Bouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bounce

Bounce (v. i.) To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly.

Bounce (v. i.) To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room.

Bounce (v. i.) To boast; to talk big; to bluster.

Bounce (v. t.) To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump.

Bounce (v. t.) To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.

Bounce (v. t.) To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.

Bounce (v. t.) To bully; to scold.

Bounce (n.) A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.

Bounce (n.) A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.

Bounce (n.) An explosion, or the noise of one.

Bounce (n.) Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.

Bounce (n.) A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus).

Bounce (adv.) With a sudden leap; suddenly.

Bouncer (n.) One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.

Bouncer (n.) A boaster; a bully.

Bouncer (n.) A bold lie; also, a liar.

Bouncer (n.) Something big; a good stout example of the kind.

Bouncing (a.) Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom.

Bouncing (a.) Excessive; big.

Bouncingly (adv.) With a bounce.

Bound (n.) The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary.

Bounded (imp. & p. p.) of Bound

Bounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bound

Bound (v. t.) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.

Bound (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.

Bound (v. i.) To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain.

Bound (v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.

Bound (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.

Bound (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.

Bound (n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.

Bound (n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.

Bound (n.) Spring from one foot to the other.

Bound () imp. & p. p. of Bind.

Bound (p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.

Bound (p. p. & a.) Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.

Bound (p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.

Bound (p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.

Bound (p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.

Bound (p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.

Bound (v.) Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.

Boundaries (pl. ) of Boundary

Boundary (n.) That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a real or imaginary limit.

Bounden (p. p & a.) Bound; fastened by bonds.

Bounden (p. p & a.) Under obligation; bound by some favor rendered; obliged; beholden.

Bounden (p. p & a.) Made obligatory; imposed as a duty; binding.

Bounder (n.) One who, or that which, limits; a boundary.

Bounding (a.) Moving with a bound or bounds.

Boundless (a.) Without bounds or confines; illimitable; vast; unlimited.

Bounteous (a.) Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts; as, bounteous production.

Bountiful (a.) Free in giving; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors.

Bountiful (a.) Plentiful; abundant; as, a bountiful supply of food.

Bountihead (n.) Alt. of Bountyhood

Bountyhood (n.) Goodness; generosity.

Bounties (pl. ) of Bounty

Bounty (n.) Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.

Bounty (n.) Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.

Bounty (n.) That which is given generously or liberally.

Bounty (n.) A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.

Bouquet (n.) A nosegay; a bunch of flowers.

Bouquet (n.) A perfume; an aroma; as, the bouquet of wine.

Bouquetin (n.) The ibex.

Bour (n.) A chamber or a cottage.

Bourbon (n.) A member of a family which has occupied several European thrones, and whose descendants still claim the throne of France.

Bourbon (n.) A politician who is behind the age; a ruler or politician who neither forgets nor learns anything; an obstinate conservative.

Bourbonism (n.) The principles of those adhering to the house of Bourbon; obstinate conservatism.

Bourbonist (n.) One who adheres to the house of Bourbon; a legitimist.

Bourbon whisky () See under Whisky.

Bourd (n.) A jest.

Bourd (v. i.) To jest.

Bourder (n.) A jester.

Bourdon (n.) A pilgrim's staff.

Bourdon (n.) A drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. See Burden (of a song.)

Bourdon (n.) A kind of organ stop.

Bourgeois (n.) A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.

Bourgeois (n.) A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class.

Bourgeois (a.) Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.

Bourgeoisie (n.) The French middle class, particularly such as are concerned in, or dependent on, trade.

Bourgeon (v. i.) To sprout; to put forth buds; to shoot forth, as a branch.

Bouri (n.) A mullet (Mugil capito) found in the rivers of Southern Europe and in Africa.

Bourn (v.) Alt. of Bourne

Bourne (v.) A stream or rivulet; a burn.

Bourn (n.) Alt. of Bourne

Bourne (n.) A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point aimed at; goal.

Bournless (a.) Without a bourn or limit.

Bournonite (n.) A mineral of a steel-gray to black color and metallic luster, occurring crystallized, often in twin crystals shaped like cogwheels (wheel ore), also massive. It is a sulphide of antimony, lead, and copper.

Bournous (n.) See Burnoose.

Bourree (n.) An old French dance tune in common time.

Bourse (n.) An exchange, or place where merchants, bankers, etc., meet for business at certain hours; esp., the Stock Exchange of Paris.

Bouse (v. i.) To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze. See Booze.

Bouse (n.) Drink, esp. alcoholic drink; also, a carouse; a booze.

Bouser (n.) A toper; a boozer.

Boustrophedon (n.) An ancient mode of writing, in alternate directions, one line from left to right, and the next from right to left (as fields are plowed), as in early Greek and Hittite.

Boustrophedonic (a.) Relating to the boustrophedon made of writing.

Boustorphic (a.) Boustrophedonic.

Bousy (a.) Drunken; sotted; boozy.

Bout (n.) As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round.

Bout (n.) A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.

Boutade (n.) An outbreak; a caprice; a whim.

Boutefeu (n.) An incendiary; an inciter of quarrels.

Boutonniere (n.) A bouquet worn in a buttonhole.

Bouts-rimes (n. pl.) Words that rhyme, proposed as the ends of verses, to be filled out by the ingenuity of the person to whom they are offered.

Bovate (n.) An oxgang, or as much land as an ox can plow in a year; an ancient measure of land, of indefinite quantity, but usually estimated at fifteen acres.

Bovey coal () A kind of mineral coal, or brown lignite, burning with a weak flame, and generally a disagreeable odor; -- found at Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England. It is of geological age of the oolite, and not of the true coal era.

Bovid (a.) Relating to that tribe of ruminant mammals of which the genus Bos is the type.

Boviform (a.) Resembling an ox in form; ox-shaped.

Bovine (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Bos; relating to, or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine genus; a bovine antelope.

Bovine (a.) Having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament.

Bowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bow

Bowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bow

Bow (v. t.) To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.

Bow (v. t.) To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.

Bow (v. t.) To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.

Bow (v. t.) To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue.

Bow (v. t.) To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.

Bow (v. i.) To bend; to curve.

Bow (v. i.) To stop.

Bow (v. i.) To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down.

Bow (v. i.) To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow.

Bow (n.) An inclination of the head, or a bending of the body, in token of reverence, respect, civility, or submission; an obeisance; as, a bow of deep humility.

Bow (v. t.) Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.

Bow (v. t.) A weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled.

Bow (v. t.) An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.

Bow (v. t.) The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.

Bow (v. t.) An appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument.

Bow (v. t.) An arcograph.

Bow (v. t.) Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.

Bow (v. t.) A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.

Bow (sing. or pl.) Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.

Bowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bow

Bowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bow

Bow (v. i.) To play (music) with a bow.

Bow (v. i. ) To manage the bow.

Bow (n.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.

Bow (n.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.

Bowable (a.) Capable of being bowed or bent; flexible; easily influenced; yielding.

Bowbell (n.) One born within hearing distance of Bow-bells; a cockney.

Bow-bells (n. pl.) The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom.

Bowbent (a.) Bent, like a bow.

Bow-compasses (pl. ) of Bow-compass

Bow-compass (n.) An arcograph.

Bow-compass (n.) A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow-shaped spring, instead of by a joint.

Bow-compass (n.) A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs, and passing through the other.

Bowel (n.) One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; -- generally used in the plural.

Bowel (n.) Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth.

Bowel (n.) The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion.

Bowel (n.) Offspring.

Boweled (imp. & p. p.) of Bowel

Bowelled () of Bowel

Boweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowel

Bowelling () of Bowel

Bowel (v. t.) To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

Boweled (a.) Having bowels; hollow.

Bowelless (a.) Without pity.

Bowenite (n.) A hard, compact variety of serpentine found in Rhode Island. It is of a light green color and resembles jade.

Bower (v. & n.) One who bows or bends.

Bower (v. & n.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.

Bower (v. & n.) A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm.

Bower (n.) One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre.

Bower (n.) Anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady's private apartment.

Bower (n.) A rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat.

Bower (n.) A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess.

Bower (v. t.) To embower; to inclose.

Bower (v. i.) To lodge.

Bower (n.) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.

Bower bird () An Australian bird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus / holosericeus), allied to the starling, which constructs singular bowers or playhouses of twigs and decorates them with bright-colored objects; the satin bird.

Bowery (a.) Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.

Boweries (pl. ) of Bowery

Bowery (n.) A farm or plantation with its buildings.

Bowery (a.) Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy.

Bowess (n.) Same as Bower.

Bowfin (n.) A voracious ganoid fish (Amia calva) found in the fresh waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.

Bowge (v. i.) To swell out. See Bouge.

Bowge (v. t.) To cause to leak.

Bowgrace (n.) A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice.

Bow hand () The hand that holds the bow, i. e., the left hand.

Bow hand () The hand that draws the bow, i. e., the right hand.

Bowhead (n.) The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Balaena mysticetus). See Baleen, and Whale.

Bowie knife () A knife with a strong blade from ten to fifteen inches long, and double-edged near the point; -- used as a hunting knife, and formerly as a weapon in the southwestern part of the United States. It was named from its inventor, Colonel James Bowie. Also, by extension, any large sheath knife.

Bowing (n.) The act or art of managing the bow in playing on stringed instruments.

Bowing (n.) In hatmaking, the act or process of separating and distributing the fur or hair by means of a bow, to prepare it for felting.

Bowingly (adv.) In a bending manner.

Bowknot (n.) A knot in which a portion of the string is drawn through in the form of a loop or bow, so as to be readily untied.

Bowl (n.) A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.

Bowl (n.) Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.

Bowl (n.) The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.

Bowl (n.) The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.

Bowl (n.) A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.

Bowl (n.) An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.

Bowl (n.) The game of tenpins or bowling.

Bowled (imp. & p. p.) of Bowl

Bowling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowl

Bowl (v. t.) To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

Bowl (v. t.) To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.

Bowl (v. t.) To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

Bowl (v. i.) To play with bowls.

Bowl (v. i.) To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.

Bowl (v. i.) To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.

Bowlder (n.) Alt. of Boulder

Boulder (n.) A large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble.

Boulder (n.) A mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies from its native bed. See Drift.

Bowldery (a.) Characterized by bowlders.

Bowleg (n.) A crooked leg.

Bowl-legged (a.) Having crooked legs, esp. with the knees bent outward.

Bowler (n.) One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.

Bowless (a.) Destitute of a bow.

Bowline (n.) A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled.

Bowling (n.) The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.

Bowls (n. pl.) See Bowl, a ball, a game.

Bowmen (pl. ) of Bowman

Bowman (n.) A man who uses a bow; an archer.

Bowman (n.) The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.

Bowne (v. t.) To make ready; to prepare; to dress.

Bow net () A trap for lobsters, being a wickerwork cylinder with a funnel-shaped entrance at one end.

Bow net () A net for catching birds.

Bow oar () The oar used by the bowman.

Bow oar () One who rows at the bow of a boat.

Bow-pen (n.) Bow-compasses carrying a drawing pen. See Bow-compass.

Bow-pencil (n.) Bow-compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil.

Bow-saw (n.) A saw with a thin or narrow blade set in a strong frame.

Bowse (v. i.) To carouse; to bouse; to booze.

Bowse (v. i.) To pull or haul; as, to bowse upon a tack; to bowse away, i. e., to pull all together.

Bowse (n.) A carouse; a drinking bout; a booze.

Bowshot (n.) The distance traversed by an arrow shot from a bow.

Bowsprit (n.) A large boom or spar, which projects over the stem of a ship or other vessel, to carry sail forward.

Bowssen (v. t.) To drench; to soak; especially, to immerse (in water believed to have curative properties).

Bowstring (n.) The string of a bow.

Bowstring (n.) A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.

Bowstringed (imp. & p. p.) of Bowstring

Bowstrung () of Bowstring

Bowstringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowstring

Bowstring (v. t.) To strangle with a bowstring.

Bowstringed (p.a.) Furnished with bowstring.

Bowstringed (p.a.) Put to death with a bowstring; strangled.

Bowtel (n.) See Boultel.

Bowwow (n.) An onomatopoetic name for a dog or its bark.

Bowwow (a.) Onomatopoetic; as, the bowwow theory of language; a bowwow word.

Bowyer (n.) An archer; one who uses bow.

Bowyer (n.) One who makes or sells bows.

Box (n.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box (B. suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.

Boxes (pl. ) of Box

Box (n.) A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.

Box (n.) The quantity that a box contain.

Box (n.) A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.

Box (n.) A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.

Box (n.) A small country house.

Box (n.) A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.

Box (n.) An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.

Box (n.) A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump.

Box (n.) The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.

Box (n.) A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.

Box (n.) The square in which the pitcher stands.

Box (n.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.

Boxed (imp. & p. p.) of Box

Boxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Box

Box (v. t.) To inclose in a box.

Box (v. t.) To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.

Box (v. t.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.

Box (n.) A blow on the head or ear with the hand.

Box (v. i.) To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.

Box (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.

Box (v. t.) To boxhaul.

Boxberry (n.) The wintergreen. (Gaultheria procumbens).

Boxen (a.) Made of boxwood; pertaining to, or resembling, the box (Buxus).

Boxer (n.) One who packs boxes.

Boxer (n.) One who boxes; a pugilist.

Boxfish (n.) The trunkfish.

Boxhauled (imp. & p. p.) of Boxhaul

Boxhaul (v. t.) To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).

Boxhauling (n.) A method of going from one tack to another. See Boxhaul.

Boxing (n.) The act of inclosing (anything) in a box, as for storage or transportation.

Boxing (n.) Material used in making boxes or casings.

Boxing (n.) Any boxlike inclosure or recess; a casing.

Boxing (n.) The external case of thin material used to bring any member to a required form.

Boxing (n.) The act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring.

Box-iron (n.) A hollow smoothing iron containing a heater within.

Boxkeeper (n.) An attendant at a theater who has charge of the boxes.

Boxthorn (n.) A plant of the genus Lycium, esp. Lycium barbarum.

Boxwood (n.) The wood of the box (Buxus).

Boy (n.) A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.

Boy (v. t.) To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

Boyar (n.) Alt. of Boyard

Boyard (n.) A member of a Russian aristocratic order abolished by Peter the Great. Also, one of a privileged class in Roumania.

Boyaux (pl. ) of Boyau

Boyaus (pl. ) of Boyau

Boyau (n.) A winding or zigzag trench forming a path or communication from one siegework to another, to a magazine, etc.

Boycotted (imp. & p. p.) of Boycott

Boycotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boycott

Boycott (v. t.) To combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other person), to withhold social or business relations from him, and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject to a boycott.

Boycott (n.) The process, fact, or pressure of boycotting; a combining to withhold or prevent dealing or social intercourse with a tradesman, employer, etc.; social and business interdiction for the purpose of coercion.

Boycotter (n.) A participant in boycotting.

Boycottism (n.) Methods of boycotters.

Boydekin (n.) A dagger; a bodkin.

Boyer (n.) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.

Boyhood (n.) The state of being a boy; the time during which one is a boy.

Boyish (a.) Resembling a boy in a manners or opinions; belonging to a boy; childish; trifling; puerile.

Boyishly (adv.) In a boyish manner; like a boy.

Boyishness (n.) The manners or behavior of a boy.

Boyism (n.) Boyhood.

Boyism (n.) The nature of a boy; childishness.

Boyle's law () See under Law.

Boza (n.) An acidulated fermented drink of the Arabs and Egyptians, made from millet seed and various astringent substances; also, an intoxicating beverage made from hemp seed, darnel meal, and water.

Co- () A form of the prefix com-, signifying with, together, in conjunction, joint. It is used before vowels and some consonants. See Com-.

Coacervate (a.) Raised into a pile; collected into a crowd; heaped.

Coacervate (v. t.) To heap up; to pile.

Coacervation (n.) A heaping together.

Coach (n.) A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.

Coach (n.) A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew for a race.

Coach (n.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.

Coach (n.) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.

Coached (imp. & p. p.) of Coach

Coaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coach

Coach (v. t.) To convey in a coach.

Coach (v. t.) To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.

Coach (v. i.) To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with

Coachbox () The seat of a coachman.

Coachdog () One of a breed of dogs trained to accompany carriages; the Dalmatian dog.

Coachee (n.) A coachman

Coachfellow (n.) One of a pair of horses employed to draw a coach; hence (Fig.), a comrade.

Coachmen (pl. ) of Coachman

Coachman (n.) A man whose business is to drive a coach or carriage.

Coachman (n.) A tropical fish of the Atlantic ocean (Dutes auriga); -- called also charioteer. The name refers to a long, lashlike spine of the dorsal fin.

Coachmanship (n.) Skill in driving a coach.

Coachwhip snake () A large, slender, harmless snake of the southern United States (Masticophis flagelliformis).

Coact (v. t.) To force; to compel; to drive.

Coact (v. i.) To act together; to work in concert; to unite.

Coaction (n.) Force; compulsion, either in restraining or impelling.

Coactive (a.) Serving to compel or constrain; compulsory; restrictive.

Coactive (a.) Acting in concurrence; united in action.

Coactively (adv.) In a coactive manner.

Coactivity (n.) Unity of action.

Coadaptation (n.) Mutual adaption.

Coadapted (a.) Adapted one to another; as, coadapted pulp and tooth.

Coadjument (n.) Mutual help; cooperation.

Coadjust (v. t.) To adjust by mutual adaptations.

Coadjustment (n.) Mutual adjustment.

Coadjutant (a.) Mutually assisting or operating; helping.

Coadjutant (n.) An assistant.

Coadjuting (a.) Mutually assisting.

Coadjutive (a.) Rendering mutual aid; coadjutant.

Coadjutor (n.) One who aids another; an assistant; a coworker.

Coadjutor (n.) The assistant of a bishop or of a priest holding a benefice.

Coadjutorship (n.) The state or office of a coadjutor; joint assistance.

Coadjutress (n.) Alt. of Coadjutrix

Coadjutrix (n.) A female coadjutor or assistant.

Coadjuvancy (n.) Joint help; cooperation.

Coadjuvant (a.) Cooperating.

Coadjuvant (n.) An adjuvant.

Coadunate (a.) United at the base, as contiguous lobes of a leaf.

Coadunation (n.) Union, as in one body or mass; unity.

Coadunition (n.) Coadunation.

Coadventure (n.) An adventure in which two or more persons are partakers.

Coadventure (v. i.) To share in a venture.

Coadventurer (n.) A fellow adventurer.

Coafforest (v. t.) To convert into, or add to, a forest.

Coag (n.) See Coak, a kind of tenon.

Coagency (n.) Agency in common; joint agency or agent.

Coagent (n.) An associate in an act; a coworker.

Coagment (v. t.) To join together.

Coagmentation (n.) The act of joining, or the state of being joined, together; union.

Coagulability (n.) The quality of being coagulable; capacity of being coagulated.

Coagulable (a.) Capable of being coagulated.

Coagulant (n.) That which produces coagulation.

Coagulate (a.) Coagulated.

Coagulated (imp. & p. p.) of Coagulate

Coagulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coagulate

Coagulate (v. t.) To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg.

Coagulate (v. i.) To undergo coagulation.

Coagulated (a.) Changed into, or contained in, a coagulum or a curdlike mass; curdled.

Coagulation (n.) The change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction; as, the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood; the coagulation of milk by rennet, or acid, and the coagulation of egg albumin by heat. Coagulation is generally the change of an albuminous body into an insoluble modification.

Coagulation (n.) The substance or body formed by coagulation.

Coagulative (a.) Having the power to cause coagulation; as, a coagulative agent.

Coagulator (n.) That which causes coagulation.

Coagulatory (a.) Serving to coagulate; produced by coagulation; as, coagulatory effects.

Coagula (pl. ) of Coagulum

Coagulum (a.) The thick, curdy precipitate formed by the coagulation of albuminous matter; any mass of coagulated matter, as a clot of blood.

Coaita (n.) The native name of certain South American monkeys of the genus Ateles, esp. A. paniscus. The black-faced coaita is Ateles ater. See Illustration in Appendix.

Coak (n.) See Coke, n.

Coak (n.) A kind of tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber, or a dowel or pin of hard wood or iron uniting timbers.

Coak (n.) A metallic bushing or strengthening piece in the center of a wooden block sheave.

Coak (v. t.) To unite, as timbers, by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or faces.

Coal (n.) A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.

Coal (n.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter.

Coaled (imp. & p. p.) of Coal

Coaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coal

Coal (v. t.) To burn to charcoal; to char.

Coal (v. t.) To mark or delineate with charcoal.

Coal (v. t.) To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.

Coal (v. i.) To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.

Coal-black (a.) As black as coal; jet black; very black.

Coalery (n.) See Colliery.

Coalesced (imp. & p. p.) of Coalesce

Coalescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coalesce

Coalesce (n.) To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as, the parts separated by a wound coalesce.

Coalesce (n.) To unite in one body or product; to combine into one body or community; as, vapors coalesce.

Coalescence (n.) The act or state of growing together, as similar parts; the act of uniting by natural affinity or attraction; the state of being united; union; concretion.

Coalescent (a.) Growing together; cohering, as in the organic cohesion of similar parts; uniting.

Coalfish (n.) The pollock; -- called also, coalsey, colemie, colmey, coal whiting, etc. See Pollock.

Coalfish (n.) The beshow or candlefish of Alaska.

Coalfish (n.) The cobia.

Coalgoose (n.) The cormorant; -- so called from its black color.

Coalite (v. i.) To unite or coalesce.

Coalite (v. t.) To cause to unite or coalesce.

Coalition (n.) The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms.

Coalition (n.) A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests.

Coalitioner (n.) A coalitionist.

Coalitionist (n.) One who joins or promotes a coalition; one who advocates coalition.

Co-allies (pl. ) of Co-ally

Co-ally (n.) A joint ally.

Coal-meter (n.) A licensed or official coal measurer in London. See Meter.

Coalmouse (n.) A small species of titmouse, with a black head; the coletit.

Coalpit (n.) A pit where coal is dug.

Coalpit (n.) A place where charcoal is made.

Coal tar () A thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by the distillation of bituminous coal in the manufacture of illuminating gas; used for making printer's ink, black varnish, etc. It is a complex mixture from which many substances have been obtained, especially hydrocarbons of the benzene or aromatic series.

Coal-whipper (n.) One who raises coal out of the hold of a ship.

Coal works () A place where coal is dug, including the machinery for raising the coal.

Coaly (n.) Pertaining to, or resembling, coal; containing coal; of the nature of coal.

Coamings (n. pl.) Raised pieces of wood of iron around a hatchway, skylight, or other opening in the deck, to prevent water from running bellow; esp. the fore-and-aft pieces of a hatchway frame as distinguished from the transverse head ledges.

Coannex (v. t.) To annex with something else.

Coaptation (n.) The adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other, as of a broken bone or dislocated joint.

Coarct (a.) Alt. of Coarctate

Coarctate (a.) To press together; to crowd; to straiten; to confine closely.

Coarctate (a.) To restrain; to confine.

Coarctate (a.) Pressed together; closely connected; -- applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the thorax only by a constriction.

Coarctation (n.) Confinement to a narrow space.

Coarctation (n.) Pressure; that which presses.

Coarctation (n.) A stricture or narrowing, as of a canal, cavity, or orifice.

Coarse (superl.) Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread.

Coarse (superl.) Not refined; rough; rude; unpolished; gross; indelicate; as, coarse manners; coarse language.

Coarse-grained (a.) Having a coarse grain or texture, as wood; hence, wanting in refinement.

Coarsely (adv.) In a coarse manner; roughly; rudely; inelegantly; uncivilly; meanly.

Coarsen (v. t.) To make coarse or vulgar; as, to coarsen one's character.

Coarseness (n.) The quality or state of being coarse; roughness; inelegance; vulgarity; grossness; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language.

Coarticulation (n.) The union or articulation of bones to form a joint.

Co-assessor (n.) A joint assessor.

Coast (v. t.) The side of a thing.

Coast (v. t.) The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border.

Coast (v. t.) The seashore, or land near it.

Coasted (imp. & p. p.) of Coast

Coasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coast

Coast (n.) To draw or keep near; to approach.

Coast (n.) To sail by or near the shore.

Coast (n.) To sail from port to port in the same country.

Coast (n.) To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.

Coast (v. t.) To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.

Coast (v. t.) To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.

Coast (v. t.) To conduct along a coast or river bank.

Coastal (a.) Of or pertaining to a coast.

Coaster (n.) A vessel employed in sailing along a coast, or engaged in the coasting trade.

Coaster (n.) One who sails near the shore.

Coasting (a.) Sailing along or near a coast, or running between ports along a coast.

Coasting (n.) A sailing along a coast, or from port to port; a carrying on a coasting trade.

Coasting (n.) Sliding down hill; sliding on a sled upon snow or ice.

Coastwise (adv.) Alt. of Coastways

Coastways (adv.) By way of, or along, the coast.

Coat (n.) An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.

Coat (n.) A petticoat.

Coat (n.) The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.

Coat (n.) An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.

Coat (n.) A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish.

Coat (n.) Same as Coat of arms. See below.

Coat (n.) A coat card. See below.

Coated (imp. & p. p.) of Coat

Coating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coat

Coat (v. t.) To cover with a coat or outer garment.

Coat (v. t.) To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.

Coatee (n.) A coat with short flaps.

Coati (n.) A mammal of tropical America of the genus Nasua, allied to the raccoon, but with a longer body, tail, and nose.

Coating (n.) A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection; as, the coating of a retort or vial.

Coating (n.) Cloth for coats; as, an assortment of coatings.

Coatless (a.) Not wearing a coat; also, not possessing a coat.

Coaxed (imp. & p. p.) of Coax

Coaxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coax

Coax (v. t.) To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.

Coax (n.) A simpleton; a dupe.

Coaxation (n.) The act of croaking.

Coaxer (n.) One who coaxes.

Coaxingly (adv.) In a coaxing manner; by coaxing.

Cob (n.) The top or head of anything.

Cob (n.) A leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich covetous person.

Cob (n.) The axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn grow.

Cob (n.) A spider; perhaps from its shape; it being round like a head.

Cob (n.) A young herring.

Cob (n.) A fish; -- also called miller's thumb.

Cob (n.) A short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the saddle.

Cob (n.) A sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull (Larus marinus).

Cob (n.) A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large size, as of coal, or stone.

Cob (n.) A cobnut; as, Kentish cobs. See Cobnut.

Cob (n.) Clay mixed with straw.

Cob (n.) A punishment consisting of blows inflicted on the buttocks with a strap or a flat piece of wood.

Cob (n.) A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut 4s. 6d.

Cobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Cob

Cobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cob

Cob (v. t.) To strike

Cob (v. t.) To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions.

Cob (v. t.) To punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.

Cobaea (n.) A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. C. scandens is a conservatory climber with large bell-shaped flowers.

Cobalt (n.) A tough, lustrous, reddish white metal of the iron group, not easily fusible, and somewhat magnetic. Atomic weight 59.1. Symbol Co.

Cobalt (n.) A commercial name of a crude arsenic used as fly poison.

Cobaltic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cobalt; -- said especially of those compounds in which cobalt has higher valence; as, cobaltic oxide.

Cobaltiferous (a.) Containing cobalt.

Cobaltine (n.) Alt. of Cobaltite

Cobaltite (n.) A mineral of a nearly silver-white color, composed of arsenic, sulphur, and cobalt.

Cobaltous (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cobalt; -- said esp. of cobalt compounds in which the metal has its lower valence.

Cobbing (a.) Haughty; purse-proud. See Cob, n., 2.

Cobble (n.) A fishing boat. See Coble.

Cobble (n.) A cobblestone.

Cobble (n.) Cob coal. See under Cob.

Cobbled (imp. & p. p.) of Cobble

Cobbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cobble

Cobble (v. t.) To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes.

Cobble (v. t.) To make clumsily.

Cobble (v. t.) To pave with cobblestones.

Cobbler (n.) A mender of shoes.

Cobbler (n.) A clumsy workman.

Cobbler (n.) A beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry.

Cobblestone (n.) A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small boulder; -- used for paving streets and for other purposes.

Cobby (n.) Headstrong; obstinate.

Cobby (n.) Stout; hearty; lively.

Cobelligerent (a.) Carrying on war in conjunction with another power.

Cobelligerent (n.) A nation or state that carries on war in connection with another.

Cobia (n.) An oceanic fish of large size (Elacate canada); the crabeater; -- called also bonito, cubbyyew, coalfish, and sergeant fish.

Cobiron (n.) An andiron with a knob at the top.

Cobishop (n.) A joint or coadjutant bishop.

Coble (n.) A flat-floored fishing boat with a lug sail, and a drop rudder extending from two to four feet below the keel. It was originally used on the stormy coast of Yorkshire, England.

Cobnut (n.) A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.

Cobnut (n.) A game played by children with nuts.

Coboose (n.) See Caboose.

Cobourg (n.) A thin worsted fabric for women's dresses.

Cobra (n.) See Copra.

Cobra (n.) The cobra de capello.

Cobra de capello () The hooded snake (Naia tripudians), a highly venomous serpent inhabiting India.Naja --

Cobstone (n.) Cobblestone.

Cobswan (n.) A large swan.

Cobwall (n.) A wall made of clay mixed with straw.

Cobweb (n.) The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.

Cobweb (n.) A snare of insidious meshes designed to catch the ignorant and unwary.

Cobweb (n.) That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.

Cobweb (n.) The European spotted flycatcher.

Cobwebbed (a.) Abounding in cobwebs.

Cobwebby (a.) Abounding in cobwebs, or any fine web; resembling a cobweb.

Cobwork (a.) Built of logs, etc., laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the corners, as in a log house; in marine work, often surrounding a central space filled with stones; as, a cobwork dock or breakwater.

Coca (n.) The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called Erythroxylon.

Cocagne (n.) An imaginary country of idleness and luxury.

Cocagne (n.) The land of cockneys; cockneydom; -- a term applied to London and its suburbs.

Cocaine (n.) A powerful alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain.

Cocciferous (a.) Bearing or producing berries; bacciferous; as, cocciferous trees or plants.

Coccinella (n.) A genus of small beetles of many species. They and their larvae feed on aphids or plant lice, and hence are of great benefit to man. Also called ladybirds and ladybugs.

Coccobacteria (pl. ) of Coccobacterium

Coccobacterium (n.) One of the round variety of bacteria, a vegetable organism, generally less than a thousandth of a millimeter in diameter.

Coccolite (n.) A granular variety of pyroxene, green or white in color.

Coccolith (n.) One of a kind of minute, calcareous bodies, probably vegetable, often abundant in deep-sea mud.

Coccosphere (n.) A small, rounded, marine organism, capable of braking up into coccoliths.

Coccosteus (n.) An extinct genus of Devonian ganoid fishes, having the broad plates about the head studded with berrylike tubercles.

Cocculus Indicus (n.) The fruit or berry of the Anamirta Cocculus, a climbing plant of the East Indies. It is a poisonous narcotic and stimulant.

Cocci (pl. ) of Coccus

Coccus (n.) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit.

Coccus (n.) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (Coccus cacti).

Coccus (n.) A form of bacteria, shaped like a globule.

Coccygeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the coccyx; as, the coccygeal vertebrae.

Coccygeous (a.) Coccygeal.

Coccyges (pl. ) of Coccyx

Coccyx (n.) The end of the vertebral column beyond the sacrum in man and tailless monkeys. It is composed of several vertebrae more or less consolidated.

Cochineal () A dyestuff consisting of the dried bodies of females of the Coccus cacti, an insect native in Mexico, Central America, etc., and found on several species of cactus, esp. Opuntia cochinellifera.

Cochineal fig () A plant of Central and Southern America, of the Cactus family, extensively cultivated for the sake of the cochineal insect, which lives on it.

Cochin fowl () A large variety of the domestic fowl, originally from Cochin China (Anam).

Cochlea (n.) An appendage of the labyrinth of the internal ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in mammals. See Ear.

Cochlear (a.) Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

Cochleare (n.) A spoon.

Cochleare (n.) A spoonful.

Cocleariform (a.) Spoon-shaped.

Cochleary (a.) Same as Cochleate.

Cochleate (a.) Alt. of Cochleated

Cochleated (a.) Having the form of a snail shell; spiral; turbinated.

Cock (n.) The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls.

Cock (n.) A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.

Cock (n.) A chief man; a leader or master.

Cock (n.) The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.

Cock (n.) A faucet or valve.

Cock (n.) The style of gnomon of a dial.

Cock (n.) The indicator of a balance.

Cock (n.) The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.

Cocked (imp. & p. p.) of Cock

Cocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cock

Cock (v. t.) To set erect; to turn up.

Cock (v. t.) To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.

Cock (v. t.) To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.

Cock (v. t.) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.

Cock (v. i.) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.

Cock (n.) The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.

Cock (n.) The notch of an arrow or crossbow.

Cock (n.) The hammer in the lock of a firearm.

Cock (v. t.) To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.

Cock (v. i.) To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.

Cock (n.) A small concial pile of hay.

Cock (v. t.) To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.

Cock (n.) A small boat.

Cock (n.) A corruption or disguise of the word God, used in oaths.

Cockade (n.) A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer is the servant of a military or naval officer.

Cockaded (a.) Wearing a cockade.

Cock-a-hoop (a.) Boastful; defiant; exulting. Also used adverbially.

Cockal (n.) A game played with sheep's bones instead of dice

Cockal (n.) The bone used in playing the game; -- called also huckle bone.

Cockaleekie (n.) A favorite soup in Scotland, made from a capon highly seasoned, and boiled with leeks and prunes.

Cockamaroo (n.) The Russian variety of bagatelle.

Cockateel (n.) An Australian parrot (Calopsitta Novae-Hollandiae); -- so called from its note.

Cockatoo (n.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily Cacatuinae, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or depressed at will. There are several genera and many species; as the broad-crested (Plictolophus, / Cacatua, cristatus), the sulphur-crested (P. galeritus), etc. The palm or great black cockatoo of Australia is Microglossus aterrimus.

Cockatrice (n.) A fabulous serpent whose breath and look were said to be fatal. See Basilisk.

Cockatrice (n.) A representation of this serpent. It has the head, wings, and legs of a bird, and tail of a serpent.

Cockatrice (n.) A venomous serpent which which cannot now be identified.

Cockatrice (n.) Any venomous or deadly thing.

Cockbill (v. t.) To tilt up one end of so as to make almost vertical; as, to cockbill the yards as a sign of mourning.

Cockboat (n.) A small boat, esp. one used on rivers or near the shore.

Cock-brained (a.) Giddy; rash.

Cockchafer (n.) A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. M. vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug, chafer, or dorbeetle.

Cockcrow (n.) Alt. of Cockcrowing

Cockcrowing (n.) The time at which cocks first crow; the early morning.

Cockered (imp. & p. p.) of Cocker

Cockering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cocker

Cocker (v. t.) To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.

Cocker (n.) One given to cockfighting.

Cocker (n.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting up woodcocks, etc.

Cocker (n.) A rustic high shoe or half-boots.

Cockerel (n.) A young cock.

Cocket (n.) Pert; saucy.

Cocket (n.) A customhouse seal; a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods have been duly entered and have paid duty.

Cocket (n.) An office in a customhouse where goods intended for export are entered.

Cocket (n.) A measure for bread.

Cockeye (n.) A squinting eye.

Cockeye (n.) The socket in the ball of a millstone, which sits on the cockhead.

Cockfight (n.) A match or contest of gamecocks.

Cockfighting (n.) The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.

Cockfighting (a.) Addicted to cockfighting.

Cockhead (n.) The rounded or pointed top of a grinding mill spindle, forming a pivot on which the stone is balanced.

Cockhorse (n.) A child's rocking-horse.

Cockhorse (n.) A high or tall horse.

Cockhorse (a.) Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.

Cockhorse (a.) Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.

Cockieleekie (n.) Same as Cockaleekie.

Cocking (n.) Cockfighting.

Cockle (n.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus Cardium, especially C. edule, used in Europe for food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera.

Cockle (n.) A cockleshell.

Cockle (n.) The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by the Cornish miners.

Cockle (n.) The fire chamber of a furnace.

Cockle (n.) A hop-drying kiln; an oast.

Cockle (n.) The dome of a heating furnace.

Cockled (imp. & p. p.) of Cockle

Cockling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cockle

Cockle (v. t.) To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting.

Cockle (n.) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose (Luchnis Githage).

Cockle (n.) The Lotium, or darnel.

Cocklebur (n.) A coarse, composite weed, having a rough or prickly fruit; one of several species of the genus Xanthium; -- called also clotbur.

Cockled (a.) Inclosed in a shell.

Cockled (a.) Wrinkled; puckered.

Cockler (n.) One who takes and sells cockles.

Cockleshell (n.) One of the shells or valves of a cockle.

Cockleshell (n.) A light boat.

Cockloft (n.) An upper loft; a garret; the highest room in a building.

Cockmaster (n.) One who breeds gamecocks.

Cockmatch (n.) A cockfight.

Cockneys (pl. ) of Cockney

Cockney (n.) An effeminate person; a spoilt child.

Cockney (n.) A native or resident of the city of London; -- used contemptuously.

Cockney (a.) Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.

Cockneydom (n.) The region or home of cockneys; cockneys, collectively.

Cockneyfy (v. t.) To form with the manners or character of a cockney.

Cockneyish (a.) Characteristic of, or resembling, cockneys.

Cockneyism (n.) The characteristics, manners, or dialect, of a cockney.

Cock-padle (n.) See Lumpfish.

Cockpit (n.) A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.

Cockpit (n.) The Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace.

Cockpit (n.) That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement.

Cockpit (n.) In yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin.

Cockroach (n.) An orthopterous insect of the genus Blatta, and allied genera.

Cockscomb (n.) See Coxcomb.

Cockscomb (n.) A plant (Celosia cristata), of many varieties, cultivated for its broad, fantastic spikes of brilliant flowers; -- sometimes called garden cockscomb. Also the Pedicularis, or lousewort, the Rhinanthus Crista-galli, and the Onobrychis Crista-galli.

Cockshead (n.) A leguminous herb (Onobrychis Caput-galli), having small spiny-crested pods.

Cockshut (n.) A kind of net to catch woodcock.

Cockshy (n.) A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; -- so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in "shying" or throwing cudgels at live cocks.

Cockshy (n.) An object at which stones are flung.

Cockspur (n.) A variety of Crataegus, or hawthorn (C. Crus-galli), having long, straight thorns; -- called also Cockspur thorn.

Cocksure (a.) Perfectly safe.

Cocksure (a.) Quite certain.

Cockswain (n.) The steersman of a boat; a petty officer who has charge of a boat and its crew.

Cocktail (n.) A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened.

Cocktail (n.) A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins.

Cocktail (n.) A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.

Cocktail (n.) A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

Cockup (n.) A large, highly esteemed, edible fish of India (Lates calcarifer); -- also called begti.

Cockweed (n.) Peppergrass.

Cocky (a.) Pert.

Coco () Alt. of Coco palm

Coco palm () See Cocoa.

Cocoa () Alt. of Cocoa palm

Cocoa palm () A palm tree producing the cocoanut (Cocos nucifera). It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree.

Cocoa (n.) A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells.

Cocoanut (n.) The large, hard-shelled nut of the cocoa palm. It yields an agreeable milky liquid and a white meat or albumen much used as food and in making oil.

Cocobolo (n.) Alt. of Cocobolas

Cocobolas (n.) A very beautiful and hard wood, obtained in the West India Islands. It is used in cabinetmaking, for the handles of tools, and for various fancy articles.

Cocoon (n.) An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving the larval state. From these the silk of commerce is prepared.

Cocoon (n.) The case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa.

Cocoon (n.) The case of silk made by spiders to protect their eggs.

Cocoon (n.) The egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms.

Cocoonery (n.) A building or apartment for silkworms, when feeding and forming cocoons.

Coctible (a.) Capable of being cooked.

Coctile (a.) Made by baking, or exposing to heat, as a brick.

Coction (n.) Act of boiling.

Coction (n.) Digestion.

Coction (n.) The change which the humorists believed morbific matter undergoes before elimination.

Cocus wood () A West Indian wood, used for making flutes and other musical instruments.

Cod (n.) A husk; a pod; as, a peascod.

Cod (n.) A small bag or pouch.

Cod (n.) The scrotum.

Cod (n.) A pillow or cushion.

Cod (n.) An important edible fish (Gadus morrhua), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities.

Coda (n.) A few measures added beyond the natural termination of a composition.

Codder (n.) A gatherer of cods or peas.

Codding (a.) Lustful.

Coddled (imp. & p. p.) of Coddle

Coddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coddle

Coddle (v. t.) To parboil, or soften by boiling.

Coddle (v. t.) To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper.

Coddymoddy (n.) A gull in the plumage of its first year.

Code (n.) A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.

Code (n.) Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.

Codefendant (n.) A joint defendant.

Codeine (n.) One of the opium alkaloids; a white crystalline substance, C18H21NO3, similar to and regarded as a derivative of morphine, but much feebler in its action; -- called also codeia.

Codetta (n.) A short passage connecting two sections, but not forming part of either; a short coda.

Codices (pl. ) of Codex

Codex (n.) A book; a manuscript.

Codex (n.) A collection or digest of laws; a code.

Codex (n.) An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.

Codex (n.) A collection of canons.

Codfish (n.) A kind of fish. Same as Cod.

Codger (n.) A miser or mean person.

Codger (n.) A singular or odd person; -- a familiar, humorous, or depreciatory appellation.

Codical (a.) Relating to a codex, or a code.

Codicil (n.) A clause added to a will.

Codicillary (a.) Of the nature of a codicil.

Codification (n.) The act or process of codifying or reducing laws to a code.

Codifier (n.) One who codifies.

Codified (imp. & p. p.) of Codify

Codifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Codify

Codify (v. t.) To reduce to a code, as laws.

Codilla (n.) The coarse tow of flax and hemp.

Codille (n.) A term at omber, signifying that the game is won.

Codist (n.) A codifier; a maker of codes.

Codle (v. t.) See Coddle.

Codlin (n.) Alt. of Codling

Codling (n.) An apple fit to stew or coddle.

Codling (n.) An immature apple.

Codling (n.) A young cod; also, a hake.

Cod liver (n.) The liver of the common cod and allied species.

Codpiece (n.) A part of male dress in front of the breeches, formerly made very conspicuous.

Coecilian (n.) See Caecilian.

Coeducation (n.) An educating together, as of persons of different sexes or races.

Coefficacy (n.) Joint efficacy.

Coefficiency (n.) Joint efficiency; cooperation.

Coefficient (a.) Cooperating; acting together to produce an effect.

Coefficient (n.) That which unites in action with something else to produce the same effect.

Coefficient (n.) A number or letter put before a letter or quantity, known or unknown, to show how many times the latter is to be taken; as, 6x; bx; here 6 and b are coefficients of x.

Coefficient (n.) A number, commonly used in computation as a factor, expressing the amount of some change or effect under certain fixed conditions as to temperature, length, volume, etc.; as, the coefficient of expansion; the coefficient of friction.

Coehorn (n.) A small bronze mortar mounted on a wooden block with handles, and light enough to be carried short distances by two men.

Coelacanth (a.) Having hollow spines, as some ganoid fishes.

Coelentera (n. pl.) Alt. of Coelenterata

Coelenterata (n. pl.) A comprehensive group of Invertebrata, mostly marine, comprising the Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, and Ctenophora. The name implies that the stomach and body cavities are one. The group is sometimes enlarged so as to include the sponges.

Coelenterate (a.) Belonging to the Coelentera.

Coelenterate (n.) One of the Coelentera.

Coelia (n.) A cavity.

Coeliac (a.) Alt. of Celiac

Celiac (a.) Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen.

Coelodont (a.) Having hollow teeth; -- said of a group lizards.

Coelodont (n.) One of a group of lizards having hollow teeth.

Coelospermous (a.) Hollow-seeded; having the ventral face of the seedlike carpels incurved at the ends, as in coriander seed.

Coelum (n.) See Body cavity, under Body.

Coemption (n.) The act of buying the whole quantity of any commodity.

Coendoo (n.) The Brazilian porcupine (Cercolades, / Sphingurus, prehensiles), remarkable for its prehensile tail.

Coenenchym (n.) Alt. of Coenenchyma

Coenenchyma (n.) The common tissue which unites the polyps or zooids of a compound anthozoan or coral. It may be soft or more or less ossified. See Coral.

Coenesthesis (n.) Common sensation or general sensibility, as distinguished from the special sensations which are located in, or ascribed to, separate organs, as the eye and ear. It is supposed to depend on the ganglionic system.

Coenobite (n.) See Cenobite.

Coenoecium (n.) The common tissue which unites the various zooids of a bryozoan.

Coenogamy (n.) The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members; -- as in certain primitive tribes or communistic societies.

Coenosarc (n.) The common soft tissue which unites the polyps of a compound hydroid. See Hydroidea.

Coenurus (n.) The larval stage of a tapeworm (Taenia coenurus) which forms bladderlike sacs in the brain of sheep, causing the fatal disease known as water brain, vertigo, staggers or gid.

Coequal (a.) Being on an equality in rank or power.

Coequal (n.) One who is on an equality with another.

Coequality (n.) The state of being on an equality, as in rank or power.

Coequally (adv.) With coequality.

Coerced (imp. & p. p.) of Coerce

Coercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coerce

Coerce (v. t.) To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.

Coerce (v. t.) To compel or constrain to any action; as, to coerce a man to vote for a certain candidate.

Coerce (v. t.) To compel or enforce; as, to coerce obedience.

Coercible (a.) Capable of being coerced.

Coercion (n.) The act or process of coercing.

Coercion (n.) The application to another of either physical or moral force. When the force is physical, and cannot be resisted, then the act produced by it is a nullity, so far as concerns the party coerced. When the force is moral, then the act, though voidable, is imputable to the party doing it, unless he be so paralyzed by terror as to act convulsively. At the same time coercion is not negatived by the fact of submission under force. "Coactus volui" (I consented under compulsion) is the condition of mind which, when there is volition forced by coercion, annuls the result of such coercion.

Coercitive (a.) Coercive.

Coercive (a.) Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain.

Coerulignone (n.) A bluish violet, crystalline substance obtained in the purification of crude wood vinegar. It is regarded as a complex quinone derivative of diphenyl; -- called also cedriret.

Coessential (a.) Partaking of the same essence.

Coessentiality (n.) Participation of the same essence.

Coestablishment (n.) Joint establishment.

Coestate (n.) Joint estate.

Coetanean (n.) A person coetaneous with another; a contemporary.

Coetaneous (a.) Of the same age; beginning to exist at the same time; contemporaneous.

Coeternal (a.) Equally eternal.

Coeternity (n.) Existence from eternity equally with another eternal being; equal eternity.

Coeval (n.) Of the same age; existing during the same period of time, especially time long and remote; -- usually followed by with.

Coeval (n.) One of the same age; a contemporary.

Coevous (a.) Coeval

Coexecutor (n.) A joint executor.

Coexecutrix (n.) A joint executrix.

Coexisted (imp. & p. p.) of Coexist

Coexisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coexist

Coexist (v. i.) To exist at the same time; -- sometimes followed by with.

Coexistence (n.) Existence at the same time with another; -- contemporary existence.

Coexistent (a.) Existing at the same time with another.

Coexistent (n.) That which coexists with another.

Coexisting (a.) Coexistent.

Coextended (imp. & p. p.) of Coextend

Coextending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coextend

Coextend (v. t.) To extend through the same space or time with another; to extend to the same degree.

Coextension (n.) The act of extending equally, or the state of being equally extended.

Coextensive (a.) Equally extensive; having equal extent; as, consciousness and knowledge are coextensive.

Coffee (n.) The "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America.

Coffee (n.) The coffee tree.

Coffee (n.) The beverage made from the roasted and ground berry.

Coffeehouse (n.) A house of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation.

Coffeeman (n.) One who keeps a coffeehouse.

Coffeepot (n.) A covered pot in which coffee is prepared, or is brought upon the table for drinking.

Coffeeroom (n.) A public room where coffee and other refreshments may be obtained.

Coffer (n.) A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.

Coffer (n.) Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.

Coffer (n.) A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.

Coffer (n.) A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire.

Coffer (n.) The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.

Coffer (v. t.) To put into a coffer.

Coffer (v. t.) To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.

Coffer (v. t.) To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.

Cofferdam (n.) A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.

Cofferer (n.) One who keeps treasures in a coffer.

Cofferwork (n.) Rubblework faced with stone.

Coffin (n.) The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial.

Coffin (n.) A basket.

Coffin (n.) A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.

Coffin (n.) A conical paper bag, used by grocers.

Coffin (n.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.

Coffined (imp. & p. p.) of Coffin

Coffining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coffin

Coffin (v. t.) To inclose in, or as in, a coffin.

Coffinless (a.) Having no coffin.

Coffle (n.) A gang of negro slaves being driven to market.

Cogged (imp. & p. p.) of Cog

Cogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cog

Cog (v. t.) To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.

Cog (v. t.) To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off.

Cog (v. i.) To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.

Cog (n.) A trick or deception; a falsehood.

Cog (n.) A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.

Cog (n.) A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.

Cog (n.) A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.

Cog (n.) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.

Cog (v. t.) To furnish with a cog or cogs.

Cog (n.) A small fishing boat.

Cogency (n.) The quality of being cogent; power of compelling conviction; conclusiveness; force.

Cogenial (a.) Congenial.

Cogent (p. a.) Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful.

Cogent (p. a.) Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted.

Cogently (adv.) In a cogent manner; forcibly; convincingly; conclusively.

Cogger (n.) A flatterer or deceiver; a sharper.

Coggery (n.) Trick; deception.

Coggle (n.) A small fishing boat.

Coggle (n.) A cobblestone.

Cogitability (n.) The quality of being cogitable; conceivableness.

Cogitable (a.) Capable of being brought before the mind as a thought or idea; conceivable; thinkable.

Cogitabund (a.) Full of thought; thoughtful.

Cogitated (imp. & p. p.) of Cogitate

Cogitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cogitate

Cogitate (v. i.) To engage in continuous thought; to think.

Cogitate (v. t.) To think over; to plan.

Cogitation (n.) The act of thinking; thought; meditation; contemplation.

Cogitative (a.) Possessing, or pertaining to, the power of thinking or meditating.

Cogitative (a.) Given to thought or contemplation.

Cogman (n.) A dealer in cogware or coarse cloth.

Cognac (n.) A kind of French brandy, so called from the town of Cognac.

Cognate (a.) Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother's side.

Cognate (a.) Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.

Cognate (n.) One who is related to another on the female side.

Cognate (n.) One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.

Cognateness (n.) The state of being cognate.

Cognati (n. pl.) Relatives by the mother's side.

Cognation (n.) Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred.

Cognation (n.) Participation of the same nature.

Cognation (n.) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation.

Cognatus (n.) A person connected through cognation.

Cognisor (n.) Alt. of Cognisee

Cognisee (n.) See Cognizor, Cognizee.

Cognition (v. t.) The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.

Cognition (v. t.) That which is known.

Cognitive (a.) Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power.

Cognizable (a.) Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes.

Cognizable (a.) Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of being judicially heard and determined.

Cognizably (adv.) In a cognizable manner.

Cognizance (n.) Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.

Cognizance (n.) Recollection; recognition.

Cognizance (n.) Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies.

Cognizance (n.) The hearing a matter judicially.

Cognizance (n.) An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done.

Cognizance (n.) A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another.

Cognizance (n.) The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight, usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be known.

Cognizant (a.) Having cognizance or knowledge. (of).

Cognize (v. t.) To know or perceive; to recognize.

Cognizee (n.) One to whom a fine of land was acknowledged.

Cognizor (n.) One who acknowledged the right of the plaintiff or cognizee in a fine; the defendant.

Cognomen (n.) The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.

Cognomen (n.) A surname.

Cognominal (a.) Of or pertaining to a cognomen; of the nature of a surname.

Cognominal (n.) One bearing the same name; a namesake.

Cognomination (n.) A cognomen or surname.

Cognoscence (n.) Cognizance.

Cognoscenti (pl. ) of Cognoscente

Cognoscente (n.) A connoisseur.

Cognoscibility (n.) The quality of being cognoscible.

Cognoscible (a.) Capable of being known.

Cognoscible (a.) Liable to judicial investigation.

Cognoscitive (a.) Having the power of knowing.

Cognovit (n.) An instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just.

Coguardian (n.) A joint guardian.

Cogue (n.) A small wooden vessel; a pail.

Cogware (n.) A coarse, narrow cloth, like frieze, used by the lower classes in the sixteenth century.

Cogwheel (n.) A wheel with cogs or teeth; a gear wheel. See Illust. of Gearing.

Cohabited (imp. & p. p.) of Cohabit

Cohabiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohabit

Cohabit (v.) To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or country.

Cohabit (v.) To dwell or live together as husband and wife.

Cohabitant (n.) One who dwells with another, or in the same place or country.

Cohabitation (n.) The act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another.

Cohabitation (n.) The living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship.

Cohabiter (n.) A cohabitant.

Coheir (n.) A joint heir; one of two or more heirs; one of several entitled to an inheritance.

Coheiress (n.) A female heir who inherits with other heiresses; a joint heiress.

Coheirship (n.) The state of being a coheir.

Coherald (n.) A joint herald.

Cohered (imp. & p. p.) of Cohere

Cohering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohere

Cohere (a.) To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to hold fast, as parts of the same mass.

Cohere (a.) To be united or connected together in subordination to one purpose; to follow naturally and logically, as the parts of a discourse, or as arguments in a train of reasoning; to be logically consistent.

Cohere (a.) To suit; to agree; to fit.

Coherence (n.) Alt. of Coherency

Coherency (n.) A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion.

Coherency (n.) Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the parts of a thing to one principle or purpose, as in the parts of a discourse, or of a system of philosophy; consecutiveness.

Coherent (a.) Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid.

Coherent (a.) Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse.

Coherent (a.) Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker.

Coherent (a.) Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant.

Coherently (adv.) In a coherent manner.

Cohesibility (n.) The state of being cohesible.

Cohesible (a.) Capable of cohesion.

Cohesion (n.) The act or state of sticking together; close union.

Cohesion (n.) That from of attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass, whether like or unlike; -- distinguished from adhesion, which unites bodies by their adjacent surfaces.

Cohesion (n.) Logical agreement and dependence; as, the cohesion of ideas.

Cohesive (a.) Holding the particles of a homogeneous body together; as, cohesive attraction; producing cohesion; as, a cohesive force.

Cohesive (a.) Cohering, or sticking together, as in a mass; capable of cohering; tending to cohere; as, cohesive clay.

Cohibited (imp. & p. p.) of Cohibit

Cohibiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohibit

Cohibit (v. t.) To restrain.

Cohibition (n.) Hindrance; restraint.

Cohobated (imp. & p. p.) of Cohobate

Cohobating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohobate

Cohobate (v. t.) To repeat the distillation of, pouring the liquor back upon the matter remaining in the vessel.

Cohobation (n.) The process of cohobating.

Cohorn (n.) See Coehorn.

Cohort (n.) A body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.

Cohort (n.) Any band or body of warriors.

Cohort (n.) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.

Cohosh (n.) A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), whose rootstock is used in medicine; -- also called pappoose root. The name is sometimes also given to the Cimicifuga racemosa, and to two species of Actaea, plants of the Crowfoot family.

Coif (n.) A cap.

Coif (n.) A close-fitting cap covering the sides of the head, like a small hood without a cape.

Coif (n.) An official headdress, such as that worn by certain judges in England.

Coif (v. t.) To cover or dress with, or as with, a coif.

Coifed (a.) Wearing a coif.

Coiffure (n.) A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair.

Coigne (n.) A quoin.

Coigne (n.) Alt. of Coigny

Coigny (n.) The practice of quartering one's self as landlord on a tenant; a quartering of one's self on anybody.

Coiled (imp. & p. p.) of Coil

Coiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coil

Coil (v. t.) To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.

Coil (v. t.) To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.

Coil (v. i.) To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around.

Coil (n.) A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.

Coil (n.) Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.

Coil (n.) A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.

Coil (n.) A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.

Coilon (n.) A testicle.

Coin (n.) A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.

Coin (n.) A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense.

Coin (n.) That which serves for payment or recompense.

Coined (imp. & p. p.) of Coin

Coining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coin

Coin (v. t.) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.

Coin (v. t.) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.

Coin (v. t.) To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.

Coin (v. i.) To manufacture counterfeit money.

Coinage (v. t.) The act or process of converting metal into money.

Coinage (v. t.) Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.

Coinage (v. t.) The cost or expense of coining money.

Coinage (v. t.) The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.

Coincided (imp. & p. p.) of Coincide

Coinciding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coincide

Coincide (n.) To occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other.

Coincide (n.) To occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery of America.

Coincide (n.) To correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide.

Coincidence (n.) The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc.

Coincidence (n.) The condition or fact of happening at the same time; as, the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Coincidence (n.) Exact correspondence in nature, character, result, circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.

Coincibency (n.) Coincidence.

Coincident (a.) Having coincidence; occupying the same place; contemporaneous; concurrent; -- followed by with.

Coincident (n.) One of two or more coincident events; a coincidence.

Coincidental (a.) Coincident.

Coincidently (adv.) With coincidence.

Coincider (n.) One who coincides with another in an opinion.

Coindication (n.) One of several signs or symptoms indicating the same fact; as, a coindication of disease.

Coiner (n.) One who makes or stamps coin; a maker of money; -- usually, a maker of counterfeit money.

Coiner (n.) An inventor or maker, as of words.

Coinhabitant (n.) One who dwells with another, or with others.

Coinhere (v. i.) To inhere or exist together, as in one substance.

Coinheritance (n.) Joint inheritance.

Coinheritor (n.) A coheir.

Coinitial (a.) Having a common beginning.

Coinquinate (v. t.) To pollute.

Coinquination (n.) Defilement.

Coinstantaneous (a.) Happening at the same instant.

Cointense (a.) Equal in intensity or degree; as, the relations between 6 and 12, and 8 and 16, are cointense.

Cointension (n.) The condition of being of equal in intensity; -- applied to relations; as, 3:6 and 6:12 are relations of cointension.

Coir (n.) A material for cordage, matting, etc., consisting of the prepared fiber of the outer husk of the cocoanut.

Coir (n.) Cordage or cables, made of this material.

Coistril (n.) An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight's arms and other necessaries.

Coistril (n.) A mean, paltry fellow; a coward.

Coit (n.) A quoit.

Coit (v. t.) To throw, as a stone. [Obs.] See Quoit.

Coition (n.) A coming together; sexual intercourse; copulation.

Cojoin (v. t.) To join; to conjoin.

Cojuror (n.) One who swears to another's credibility.

Coke (n.) Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where / smokeless fire is required.

Coke (v. t.) To convert into coke.

Cokenay (n.) A cockney.

Cokernut (n.) The cocoanut.

Cokes (n.) A simpleton; a gull; a dupe.

Cokewold (n.) Cuckold.

Col- () A prefix signifying with, together. See Com-.

Col (n.) A short ridge connecting two higher elevations or mountains; the pass over such a ridge.

Colaborer (n.) One who labors with another; an associate in labor.

Colander (n.) A utensil with a bottom perforated with little holes for straining liquids, mashed vegetable pulp, etc.; a strainer of wickerwork, perforated metal, or the like.

Colation (n.) The act or process of straining or filtering.

Colatitude (n.) The complement of the latitude, or the difference between any latitude and ninety degrees.

Colature (n.) The process of straining; the matter strained; a strainer.

Colbertine (n.) A kind of lace.

Colchicine (n.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, C17H19NO5, extracted from the Colchicum autumnale, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste; -- called also colchicia.

Colchicum (n.) A genus of bulbous-rooted plants found in many parts of Europe, including the meadow saffron.

Colcothar (n.) Polishing rouge; a reddish brown oxide of iron, used in polishing glass, and also as a pigment; -- called also crocus Martis.

Cold (n.) Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.

Cold (n.) Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.

Cold (n.) Not pungent or acrid.

Cold (n.) Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.

Cold (n.) Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.

Cold (n.) Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.

Cold (n.) Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.

Cold (n.) Not sensitive; not acute.

Cold (n.) Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.

Cold (n.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.

Cold (n.) The relative absence of heat or warmth.

Cold (n.) The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.

Cold (n.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.

Cold (v. i.) To become cold.

Cold-blooded (a.) Having cold blood; -- said of fish or animals whose blood is but little warmer than the water or air about them.

Cold-blooded (a.) Deficient in sensibility or feeling; hard-hearted.

Cold-blooded (a.) Not thoroughbred; -- said of animals, as horses, which are derived from the common stock of a country.

Coldfinch (n.) A British wagtail.

Cold-hearted (a.) Wanting passion or feeling; indifferent.

Coldish (a.) Somewhat cold; cool; chilly.

Coldly (adv.) In a cold manner; without warmth, animation, or feeling; with indifference; calmly.

Coldness (n.) The state or quality of being cold.

Cold-short (a.) Brittle when cold; as, cold-short iron.

Cold-shut (a.) Closed while too cold to become thoroughly welded; -- said of a forging or casting.

Cold-shut (n.) An imperfection caused by such insufficient welding.

Cole (n.) A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of B. oleracea called rape and coleseed.

Co-legatee (n.) A joint legatee.

Colegoose (n.) See Coalgoose.

Colemanite (n.) A hydrous borate of lime occurring in transparent colorless or white crystals, also massive, in Southern California.

Colemouse (n.) See Coletit.

Coleopter (n.) One of the Coleoptera.

Coleoptera (n. pl.) An order of insects having the anterior pair of wings (elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings for the posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the others when not in use. The mouth parts form two pairs of jaws (mandibles and maxillae) adapted for chewing. Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetles and weevils.

Coleopteral (a.) Alt. of Coleopterous

Coleopterous (a.) Having wings covered with a case or sheath; belonging to the Coleoptera.

Coleopteran (n.) One of the order of Coleoptera.

Coleopterist (n.) One versed in the study of the Coleoptera.

Coleorhiza (n.) A sheath in the embryo of grasses, inclosing the caulicle.

Coleperch (n.) A kind of small black perch.

Colera (n.) Bile; choler.

Coleridgian (a.) Pertaining to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, or to his poetry or metaphysics.

Coleseed (n.) The common rape or cole.

Coleslaw (n.) A salad made of sliced cabbage.

Co-lessee (n.) A partner in a lease taken.

Co-lessor (n.) A partner in giving a lease.

Colestaff (n.) See Colstaff.

Colet () Alt. of Collet

Collet () An inferior church servant. [Obs.] See Acolyte.

Coletit (n.) Alt. of Coaltit

Coaltit (n.) A small European titmouse (Parus ater), so named from its black color; -- called also coalmouse and colemouse.

Coleus (n.) A plant of several species of the Mint family, cultivated for its bright-colored or variegated leaves.

Colewort (n.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves never form a compact head.

Colewort (n.) Any white cabbage before the head has become firm.

Colfox (n.) A crafty fox.

Colic (n.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.

Colic (a.) Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels.

Colic (a.) Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.

Colical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, colic.

Colicky (a.) Pertaining to, or troubled with, colic; as, a colicky disorder.

Colicroot (n.) A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea). Called sometimes star grass, blackroot, blazing star, and unicorn root.

Colin (n.) The American quail or bobwhite. The name is also applied to other related species. See Bobwhite.

Coliseum (n.) The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the world.

Colitis (n.) An inflammation of the large intestine, esp. of its mucous membrane; colonitis.

Coll (v. t.) To embrace.

Collaborateur (n.) See Collaborator.

Collaboration (n.) The act of working together; united labor.

Collaborator (n.) An associate in labor, especially in literary or scientific labor.

Collagen (n.) The chemical basis of ordinary connective tissue, as of tendons or sinews and of bone. On being boiled in water it becomes gelatin or glue.

Collagenous (a.) Containing or resembling collagen.

Collapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Collapse

Collapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collapse

Collapse (v. i.) To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes collapses.

Collapse (v. i.) To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse; as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse after attaining some success and importance.

Collapse (n.) A falling together suddenly, as of the sides of a hollow vessel.

Collapse (n.) A sudden and complete failure; an utter failure of any kind; a breakdown.

Collapse (n.) Extreme depression or sudden failing of all the vital powers, as the result of disease, injury, or nervous disturbance.

Collapsion (n.) Collapse.

Collar (n.) Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog.

Collar (n.) A ring or cincture.

Collar (n.) A collar beam.

Collar (n.) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.

Collar (n.) An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order.

Collar (n.) A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.

Collar (n.) A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.

Collar (n.) A ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for restraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hiding an opening around an object; as, a collar on a shaft, used to prevent endwise motion of the shaft; a collar surrounding a stovepipe at the place where it enters a wall. The flanges of a piston and the gland of a stuffing box are sometimes called collars.

Collar (n.) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.

Collar (n.) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.

Collared (imp. & p. p.) of Collar

Collaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collar

Collar (v. t.) To seize by the collar.

Collar (v. t.) To put a collar on.

Collar bone () The clavicle.

Collards (n. pl.) Young cabbage, used as "greens"; esp. a kind cultivated for that purpose; colewort.

Collared (a.) Wearing a collar.

Collared (a.) Wearing a collar; -- said of a man or beast used as a bearing when a collar is represented as worn around the neck or loins.

Collared (a.) Rolled up and bound close with a string; as, collared beef. See To collar beef, under Collar, v. t.

Collatable (a.) Capable of being collated.

Collated (imp. & p. p.) of Collate

Collating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collate

Collate (v. t.) To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement.

Collate (v. t.) To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.

Collate (v. t.) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; -- followed by to.

Collate (v. t.) To bestow or confer.

Collate (v. i.) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.

Collateral (a.) Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure.

Collateral (a.) Acting in an indirect way.

Collateral (a.) Related to, but not strictly a part of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence, subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral interest; collateral issues.

Collateral (a.) Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence.

Collateral (a.) Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal.

Collateral (n.) A collateral relative.

Collateral (n.) Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.

Collaterally (adv.) Side by side; by the side.

Collaterally (adv.) In an indirect or subordinate manner; indirectly.

Collaterally (adv.) In collateral relation; not lineally.

Collateralness (n.) The state of being collateral.

Collation (v. t.) The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general.

Collation (v. t.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.

Collation (v. t.) The act of conferring or bestowing.

Collation (v. t.) A conference.

Collation (v. t.) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.

Collation (v. t.) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity.

Collation (v. t.) The report of the act made by the proper officers.

Collation (v. t.) The right which an heir has of throwing the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred.

Collation (v. t.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries.

Collation (v. t.) A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; -- first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the reading of the collation in monasteries.

Collation (v. i.) To partake of a collation.

Collationer (n.) One who examines the sheets of a book that has just been printed, to ascertain whether they are correctly printed, paged, etc.

Collatitious (a.) Brought together; contributed; done by contributions.

Collative (a.) Passing or held by collation; -- said of livings of which the bishop and the patron are the same person.

Collator (n.) One who collates manuscripts, books, etc.

Collator (n.) One who collates to a benefice.

Collator (n.) One who confers any benefit.

Collaud (v. t.) To join in praising.

Colleague (n.) A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.

Colleague (v.t & i.) To unite or associate with another or with others.

Colleagueship (n.) Partnership in office.

Collected (imp. & p. p.) of Collect

Collecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collect

Collect (v. t.) To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.

Collect (v. t.) To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.

Collect (v. t.) To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.

Collect (v. i.) To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.

Collect (v. i.) To infer; to conclude.

Collect (v. t.) A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.

Collectanea (v. t.) Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology.

Collected (a.) Gathered together.

Collected (a.) Self-possessed; calm; composed.

Collectedly (adv.) Composedly; coolly.

Collectedness (n.) A collected state of the mind; self-possession.

Collectible (a.) Capable of being collected.

Collection (n.) The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.

Collection (n.) That which is collected

Collection (n.) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.

Collection (n.) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings.

Collection (n.) That which is obtained in payment of demands.

Collection (n.) An accumulation of any substance.

Collection (n.) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.

Collection (n.) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.

Collectional (a.) Of or pertaining to collecting.

Collective (a.) Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.

Collective (a.) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.

Collective (a.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.

Collective (a.) Tending to collect; forming a collection.

Collective (a.) Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.

Collective (n.) A collective noun or name.

Collectively (adv.) In a mass, or body; in a collected state; in the aggregate; unitedly.

Collectiveness (n.) A state of union; mass.

Collectivism (n.) The doctrine that land and capital should be owned by society collectively or as a whole; communism.

Collectivist (n.) An advocate of collectivism.

Collectivist (a.) Relating to, or characteristic of, collectivism.

Collector (n.) One who collects things which are separate; esp., one who makes a business or practice of collecting works of art, objects in natural history, etc.; as, a collector of coins.

Collector (n.) A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book.

Collector (n.) An officer appointed and commissioned to collect and receive customs, duties, taxes, or toll.

Collector (n.) One authorized to collect debts.

Collector (n.) A bachelor of arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent.

Collectorate (n.) The district of a collector of customs; a collectorship.

Collectorship (n.) The office of a collector of customs or of taxes.

Collegatary (n.) A joint legatee.

College (n.) A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops.

College (n.) A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges.

College (n.) A building, or number of buildings, used by a college.

College (n.) Fig.: A community.

Collegial (n.) Collegiate.

Collegian (n.) A member of a college, particularly of a literary institution so called; a student in a college.

Collegiate (a.) Of or pertaining to a college; as, collegiate studies; a collegiate society.

Collegiate (n.) A member of a college.

Collembola (n. pl.) The division of Thysanura which includes Podura, and allied forms.

Collenchyma (n.) A tissue of vegetable cells which are thickend at the angles and (usually) elongated.

Collet (n.) A small collar or neckband.

Collet (n.) A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.

Collet (n.) The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.

Collet (n.) The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.

Colleterial (a.) Of or pertaining to the colleterium of insects.

Colleterium (n.) An organ of female insects, containing a cement to unite the ejected ova.

Colletic (a.) Agglutinant.

Colletic (n.) An agglutinant.

Colley (n.) See Collie.

Collide (v. i.) To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided.

Collide (v. t.) To strike or dash against.

Collidine (n.) One of a class of organic bases, C8H11N, usually pungent oily liquids, belonging to the pyridine series, and obtained from bone oil, coal tar, naphtha, and certain alkaloids.

Collie (n.) The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks.

Collied (p. & a.) Darkened. See Colly, v. t.

Collier (n.) One engaged in the business of digging mineral coal or making charcoal, or in transporting or dealing in coal.

Collier (n.) A vessel employed in the coal trade.

Collieries (pl. ) of Colliery

Colliery (n.) The place where coal is dug; a coal mine, and the buildings, etc., belonging to it.

Colliery (n.) The coal trade.

Colliflower (n.) See Cauliflower.

Colligated (imp. & p. p.) of Colligate

Colligating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colligate

Colligate (v. t.) To tie or bind together.

Colligate (v. t.) To bring together by colligation; to sum up in a single proposition.

Colligate (a.) Bound together.

Colligation (n.) A binding together.

Colligation (n.) That process by which a number of isolated facts are brought under one conception, or summed up in a general proposition, as when Kepler discovered that the various observed positions of the planet Mars were points in an ellipse.

Collimated (imp. & p. p.) of Collimate

Collimating (p. p. & vb. n.) of Collimate

Collimate (v. t.) To render parallel to a certain line or direction; to bring into the same line, as the axes of telescopes, etc.; to render parallel, as rays of light.

Collimation (n.) The act of collimating; the adjustment of the line of the sights, as the axial line of the telescope of an instrument, into its proper position relative to the other parts of the instrument.

Collimator (n.) A telescope arranged and used to determine errors of collimation, both vertical and horizontal.

Collimator (n.) A tube having a convex lens at one end and at the other a small opening or slit which is at the principal focus of the lens, used for producing a beam of parallel rays; also, a lens so used.

Collin (n.) A very pure form of gelatin.

Colline (n.) A small hill or mount.

Collineation (n.) The act of aiming at, or directing in a line with, a fixed object.

Colling (v. t.) An embrace; dalliance.

Collingly (adv.) With embraces.

Collingual (a.) Having, or pertaining to, the same language.

Colliquable (a.) Liable to melt, grow soft, or become fluid.

Colliquament (n.) The first rudiments of an embryo in generation.

Colliquated (imp. & p. p.) of Colliquate

Colliquating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colliquate

Colliquate (v. t. & i.) To change from solid to fluid; to make or become liquid; to melt.

Colliquation (n.) A melting together; the act of melting; fusion.

Colliquation (n.) A processive wasting or melting away of the solid parts of the animal system with copious excretions of liquids by one or more passages.

Colliquative (a.) Causing rapid waste or exhaustion; melting; as, colliquative sweats.

Colliquefaction (n.) A melting together; the reduction of different bodies into one mass by fusion.

Collish (n.) A tool to polish the edge of a sole.

Collision (n.) The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing.

Collision (n.) A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.

Collisive (a.) Colliding; clashing.

Collitigant (a.) Disputing or wrangling.

Collitigant (n.) One who litigates or wrangles.

Collocate (a.) Set; placed.

Collocated (imp. & p. p.) of Collocate

Collocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collocate

Collocate (v. t.) To set or place; to set; to station.

Collocation (n.) The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement.

Collocution (n.) A speaking or conversing together; conference; mutual discourse.

Collocutor (n.) One of the speakers in a dialogue.

Collodion (n.) A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography.

Collodionize (v. t.) To prepare or treat with collodion.

Collodiotype (n.) A picture obtained by the collodion process; a melanotype or ambrotype.

Collodium (n.) See Collodion.

Collogue (v. i.) To talk or confer secretly and confidentially; to converse, especially with evil intentions; to plot mischief.

Colloid (a.) Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.

Colloid (n.) A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystalline nature, and which diffuses itself through animal membranes or vegetable parchment more slowly than crystalloids do; -- opposed to crystalloid.

Colloid (n.) A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.

Colloidal (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, colloids.

Colloidality (n.) The state or quality of being colloidal.

Collop (n.) A small slice of meat; a piece of flesh.

Collop (n.) A part or piece of anything; a portion.

Colloped (a.) Having ridges or bunches of flesh, like collops.

Collophore (n.) A suckerlike organ at the base of the abdomen of insects belonging to the Collembola.

Collophore (n.) An adhesive marginal organ of the Lucernariae.

Colloquial (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a colloquial style.

Colloquialism (n.) A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.

Colloquialize (v. t.) To make colloquial and familiar; as, to colloquialize one's style of writing.

Colloquist (n.) A speaker in a colloquy or dialogue.

Colloquies (pl. ) of Colloquy

Colloquy (n.) Mutual discourse of two or more persons; conference; conversation.

Colloquy (n.) In some American colleges, a part in exhibitions, assigned for a certain scholarship rank; a designation of rank in collegiate scholarship.

Collow (n.) Soot; smut. See 1st Colly.

Colluctancy (n.) A struggling to resist; a striving against; resistance; opposition of nature.

Colluctation (n.) A struggling; a contention.

Colluded (imp. & p. p.) of Collude

Colluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collude

Collude (v. i.) To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert.

Colluder (n.) One who conspires in a fraud.

Colla (pl. ) of Collum

Collum (n.) A neck or cervix.

Collum (n.) Same as Collar.

Collusion (n.) A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.

Collusion (n.) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law.

Collusive (a.) Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion.

Collusive (a.) Acting in collusion.

Collusory (a.) Collusive.

Collutory (n.) A medicated wash for the mouth.

Colly (n.) The black grime or soot of coal.

Collied (imp. & p. p.) of Colly

Collying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colly

Colly (v. t.) To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime.

Colly (n.) A kind of dog. See Collie.

Collybist (n.) A money changer.

Collyriums (pl. ) of Collyrium

Collyria (pl. ) of Collyrium

Collyrium (n.) An application to the eye, usually an eyewater.

Colocolo (n.) A South American wild cat (Felis colocolo), of the size of the ocelot.

Colocynth (n.) The light spongy pulp of the fruit of the bitter cucumber (Citrullus, / Cucumis, colocynthis), an Asiatic plant allied to the watermelon; coloquintida. It comes in white balls, is intensely bitter, and a powerful cathartic. Called also bitter apple, bitter cucumber, bitter gourd.

Colocynthin (n.) The active medicinal principle of colocynth; a bitter, yellow, crystalline substance, regarded as a glucoside.

Cologne (n.) A perfumed liquid, composed of alcohol and certain aromatic oils, used in the toilet; -- called also cologne water and eau de cologne.

Cologne earth () An earth of a deep brown color, containing more vegetable than mineral matter; an earthy variety of lignite, or brown coal.

Colombier (n.) A large size of paper for drawings. See under Paper.

Colombin (n.) See Calumbin.

Colombo (n.) See Calumba.

Colon (n.) That part of the large intestines which extends from the caecum to the rectum. [See Illust of Digestion.]

Colon (n.) A point or character, formed thus [:], used to separate parts of a sentence that are complete in themselves and nearly independent, often taking the place of a conjunction.

Colonel (n.) The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier general.

Colonelcy (n.) The office, rank, or commission of a colonel.

Colonelship (n.) Colonelcy.

Coloner (n.) A colonist.

Colonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars.

Colonical (a.) Of or pertaining to husbandmen.

Colonist (n.) A member or inhabitant of a colony.

Colonitis (n.) See Colitis.

Colonization (n.) The act of colonizing, or the state of being colonized; the formation of a colony or colonies.

Colonizationist (n.) A friend to colonization, esp. (U. S. Hist) to the colonization of Africa by emigrants from the colored population of the United States.

Colonized (imp. & p. p.) of Colonize

Colonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colonize

Colonize (v. t.) To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in.

Colonize (v. i.) To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.

Colonizer (n.) One who promotes or establishes a colony; a colonist.

Colonnade (n.) A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate, roof, etc.

Colonies (pl. ) of Colony

Colony (n.) A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.

Colony (n.) The district or country colonized; a settlement.

Colony (n.) A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.

Colony (n.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.

Colophany (n.) See Colophony.

Colophene (n.) A colorless, oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony. It is regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene. Called also diterebene.

Colophon (n.) An inscription, monogram, or cipher, containing the place and date of publication, printer's name, etc., formerly placed on the last page of a book.

Colophonite (n.) A coarsely granular variety of garnet.

Colophony (n.) Rosin.

Coloquintida (n.) See Colocynth.

Color (n.) A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.

Color (n.) Any hue distinguished from white or black.

Color (n.) The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.

Color (n.) That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.

Color (n.) That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.

Color (n.) Shade or variety of character; kind; species.

Color (n.) A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey).

Color (n.) An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court.

Colored (imp. & p. p.) of Color

Coloring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Color

Color (v. t.) To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.

Color (v. t.) To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.

Color (v. t.) To hide.

Color (v. i.) To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.

Colorable (a.) Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice.

Colorado beetle () A yellowish beetle (Doryphora decemlineata), with ten longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very destructive to the potato plant; -- called also potato beetle and potato bug. See Potato beetle.

Colorado group () A subdivision of the cretaceous formation of western North America, especially developed in Colorado and the upper Missouri region.

Coloradoite (n.) Mercury telluride, an iron-black metallic mineral, found in Colorado.

Colorate (a.) Colored.

Coloration (n.) The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored.

Colorature (n.) Vocal music colored, as it were, by florid ornaments, runs, or rapid passages.

Color-blind (a.) Affected with color blindness. See Color blindness, under Color, n.

Colored (a.) Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.

Colored (a.) Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description.

Colored (a.) Of some other color than black or white.

Colored (a.) Of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people.

Colored (a.) Of some other color than green.

Colorific (a.) Capable of communicating color or tint to other bodies.

Colorimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the depth of the color of anything, especially of a liquid, by comparison with a standard liquid.

Coloring (n.) The act of applying color to; also, that which produces color.

Coloring (n.) Change of appearance as by addition of color; appearance; show; disguise; misrepresentation.

Colorist (n.) One who colors; an artist who excels in the use of colors; one to whom coloring is of prime importance.

Colorless (a.) Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water.

Colorless (a.) Free from any manifestation of partial or peculiar sentiment or feeling; not disclosing likes, dislikes, prejudice, etc.; as, colorless music; a colorless style; definitions should be colorless.

Colormen (pl. ) of Colorman

Colorman (n.) A vender of paints, etc.

Color sergeant () See under Sergeant.

Colossal (a.) Of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue.

Colossal (a.) Of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic.

Colossean (a.) Colossal.

Colosseum (n.) The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome.

Colossi (pl. ) of Colossus

Colossuses (pl. ) of Colossus

Colossus (n.) A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome, the Colossus of Apollo at Rhodes.

Colossus (n.) Any man or beast of gigantic size.

Colostrum (n.) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings.

Colostrum (n.) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion.

Colotomy (n.) An operation for opening the colon

Colour (n.) See Color.

Colp (n.) See Collop.

Colportage (n.) The distribution of religious books, tracts, etc., by colporteurs.

Colporter (n.) Same as Colporteur.

Colporteur (n.) A hawker; specifically, one who travels about selling and distributing religious tracts and books.

Colstaff (n.) A staff by means of which a burden is borne by two persons on their shoulders.

Colt (n.) The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Cf. Foal.

Colt (n.) A young, foolish fellow.

Colt (n.) A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.

Colt (v. i.) To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.

Colt (v. t.) To horse; to get with young.

Colt (v. t.) To befool.

Colter (n.) A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.

Coltish (a.) Like a colt; wanton; frisky.

Coltsfoot (n.) A perennial herb (Tussilago Farfara), whose leaves and rootstock are sometimes employed in medicine.

Colt's tooth () See under Colt.

Coluber (n.) A genus of harmless serpents.

Colubrine (a.) like or related to snakes of the genus Coluber.

Colubrine (a.) Like a snake; cunning; crafty.

Colugo (n.) A peculiar East Indian mammal (Galleopithecus volans), having along the sides, connecting the fore and hind limbs, a parachutelike membrane, by means of which it is able to make long leaps, like the flying squirrel; -- called also flying lemur.

Columba (n.) See Calumba.

Columbae (n. pl.) An order of birds, including the pigeons.

Columbaria (pl. ) of Columbarium

Columbarium (n.) A dovecote or pigeon house.

Columbarium (n.) A sepulchral chamber with niches for holding cinerary urns.

Columbaries (pl. ) of Columbary

Columbary (n.) A dovecote; a pigeon house.

Columbate (n.) A salt of columbic acid; a niobate. See Columbium.

Columbatz fly () See Buffalo fly, under Buffalo.

Columbella (n.) A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as Columbella mercatoria, were formerly used as shell money.

Columbia (n.) America; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.

Columbiad (n.) A form of seacoast cannon; a long, chambered gun designed for throwing shot or shells with heavy charges of powder, at high angles of elevation.

Columbian (a.) Of or pertaining to the United States, or to America.

Columbic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, columbium or niobium; niobic.

Columbic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the columbo root.

Columbier (n.) See Colombier.

Columbiferous (a.) Producing or containing columbium.

Columbin (n.) A white, crystalline, bitter substance. See Calumbin.

Columbine (a.) Of or pertaining to a dove; dovelike; dove-colored.

Columbine (n.) A plant of several species of the genus Aquilegia; as, A. vulgaris, or the common garden columbine; A. Canadensis, the wild red columbine of North America.

Columbine (n.) The mistress or sweetheart of Harlequin in pantomimes.

Columbite (n.) A mineral of a black color, submetallic luster, and high specific specific gravity. It is a niobate (or columbate) of iron and manganese, containing tantalate of iron; -- first found in New England.

Columbium (n.) A rare element of the vanadium group, first found in a variety of the mineral columbite occurring in Connecticut, probably at Haddam. Atomic weight 94.2. Symbol Cb or Nb. Now more commonly called niobium.

Columbo (n.) See Calumba.

Columella (n.) An axis to which a carpel of a compound pistil may be attached, as in the case of the geranium; or which is left when a pod opens.

Columella (n.) A columnlike axis in the capsules of mosses.

Columella (n.) A term applied to various columnlike parts; as, the columella, or epipterygoid bone, in the skull of many lizards; the columella of the ear, the bony or cartilaginous rod connecting the tympanic membrane with the internal ear.

Columella (n.) The upright pillar in the axis of most univalve shells.

Columella (n.) The central pillar or axis of the calicles of certain corals.

Columelliform (a.) Shaped like a little column, or columella.

Column (n.) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.

Column (n.) Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column.

Column (n.) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.

Column (n.) A small army.

Column (n.) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from "line", where they are side by side.

Column (n.) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.

Column (n.) A perpendicular line of figures.

Column (n.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.

Columnar (a.) Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns; like the shaft of a column.

Columnarity (n.) The state or quality of being columnar.

Columnated (a.) Having columns; as, columnated temples.

Columned (a.) Having columns.

Columniation (n.) The employment or arrangement of columns in a structure.

Colures (pl. ) of Colure

Colure (n.) One of two great circles intersecting at right angles in the poles of the equator. One of them passes through the equinoctial points, and hence is denominated the equinoctial colure; the other intersects the equator at the distance of 90! from the former, and is called the solstitial colure.

Colies (pl. ) of Coly

Coly (n.) Any bird of the genus Colius and allied genera. They inhabit Africa.

Colza (n.) A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes; summer rape.

Com- () A prefix from the Latin preposition cum, signifying with, together, in conjunction, very, etc. It is used in the form com- before b, m, p, and sometimes f, and by assimilation becomes col- before l, cor- before r, and con- before any consonant except b, h, l, m, p, r, and w. Before a vowel com- becomes co-; also before h, w, and sometimes before other consonants.

Coma (n.) A state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person. See Carus.

Coma (n.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet.

Coma (n.) A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.

Comanches (n. pl.) A warlike, savage, and nomadic tribe of the Shoshone family of Indians, inhabiting Mexico and the adjacent parts of the United States; -- called also Paducahs. They are noted for plundering and cruelty.

Comart (n.) A covenant.

Comate (a.) Encompassed with a coma, or bushy appearance, like hair; hairy.

Co-mate (n.) A companion.

Comatose (a.) Relating to, or resembling, coma; drowsy; lethargic; as, comatose sleep; comatose fever.

Comatous (a.) Comatose.

Comatula (n.) A crinoid of the genus Antedon and related genera. When young they are fixed by a stem. When adult they become detached and cling to seaweeds, etc., by their dorsal cirri; -- called also feather stars.

Comatulid (n.) Any crinoid of the genus Antedon or allied genera.

Comb (n.) An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.

Comb (n.) An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.

Comb (n.) A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc.

Comb (n.) The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine.

Comb (n.) A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat.

Comb (n.) A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.

Comb (n.) The notched scale of a wire micrometer.

Comb (n.) The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.

Comb (n.) The naked fleshy crest or caruncle on the upper part of the bill or hood of a cock or other bird. It is usually red.

Comb (n.) One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions.

Comb (n.) The curling crest of a wave.

Comb (n.) The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb.

Comb (n.) The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.

Combed (imp. & p. p.) of Comb

Combing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comb

Comb (v. t.) To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing.

Comb (n.) To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.

Comb (n.) Alt. of Combe

Combe (n.) That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it.

Comb (n.) A dry measure. See Coomb.

Combated (imp. & p. p.) of Combat

Combating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Combat

Combat (v. i.) To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight.

Combat (v. t.) To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.

Combat (n.) A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.

Combat (n.) An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.

Combatable (a.) Such as can be, or is liable to be, combated; as, combatable foes, evils, or arguments.

Combatant (a.) Contending; disposed to contend.

Combatant (n.) One who engages in combat.

Combater (n.) One who combats.

Combative (a.) Disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.

Combativeness (n.) The quality of being combative; propensity to contend or to quarrel.

Combativeness (n.) A cranial development supposed to indicate a combative disposition.

Combattant (a.) In the position of fighting; -- said of two lions set face to face, each rampant.

Combbroach (n.) A tooth of a wool comb.

Combe (n.) See Comb.

Comber (n.) One who combs; one whose occupation it is to comb wool, flax, etc. Also, a machine for combing wool, flax, etc.

Comber (n.) A long, curling wave.

Comber (v. t.) To cumber.

Comber (n.) Encumbrance.

Comber (n.) The cabrilla. Also, a name applied to a species of wrasse.

Combinable (a.) Capable of combining; consistent with.

Combinate (a.) United; joined; betrothed.

Combination (n.) The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.

Combination (n.) The result of combining or uniting; union of persons or things; esp. a union or alliance of persons or states to effect some purpose; -- usually in a bad sense.

Combination (n.) The act or process of uniting by chemical affinity, by which substances unite with each other in definite proportions by weight to form distinct compounds.

Combination (n.) The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.

Combined (imp. & p. p.) of Combine

Combining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Combine

Combine (v. t.) To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.

Combine (v. t.) To bind; to hold by a moral tie.

Combine (v. i.) To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.

Combine (v. i.) To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.

Combine (v. i.) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.

Combined (a.) United closely; confederated; chemically united.

Combinedly (adv. In combination or cooperation) ; jointly.

Combiner (n.) One who, or that which, combines.

Combing (n.) The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool.

Combing (n.) That which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair.

Combing (n.) Hair arranged to be worn on the head.

Combing (n.) See Coamings.

Combless (a.) Without a comb or crest; as, a combless cock.

Comboloio (n.) A Mohammedan rosary, consisting of ninety-nine beads.

Comb-shaped (a.) Pectinate.

Combust (a.) Burnt; consumed.

Combust (a.) So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun.

Combustibility (n.) The quality of being combustible.

Combustible (a.) Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.

Combustible (a.) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.

Combustible (n.) A substance that may be set on fire, or which is liable to take fire and burn.

Combustibleness (n.) Combustibility.

Combustion (n.) The state of burning.

Combustion (n.) The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.

Combustion (n.) Violent agitation; confusion; tumult.

Combustious (a.) Inflammable.

Came (imp.) of Come

Come (p. p.) of Come

Coming (p. pr & vb. n.) of Come

Come (n.) To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.

Come (n.) To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.

Come (n.) To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance.

Come (n.) To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another.

Come (n.) To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.

Come (n.) To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied.

Come (v. t.) To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.

Come (n.) Coming.

Co-meddle (v. t.) To mix; to mingle, to temper.

Comedian (n.) An actor or player in comedy.

Comedian (n.) A writer of comedy.

Comedienne (n.) A women who plays in comedy.

Comedietta (n.) A dramatic sketch; a brief comedy.

Comedones (pl. ) of Comedo

Comedo (n.) A small nodule or cystic tumor, common on the nose, etc., which on pressure allows the escape of a yellow wormlike mass of retained oily secretion, with a black head (dirt).

Comedown (n.) A downfall; an humiliation.

Comedies (pl. ) of Comedy

Comedy (n.) A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.

Comelily (adv.) In a suitable or becoming manner.

Comeliness (n.) The quality or state of being comely.

Comely (superl.) Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome.

Comely (superl.) Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.

Comely (adv.) In a becoming manner.

Come-outer (n.) One who comes out or withdraws from a religious or other organization; a radical reformer.

Comer (n.) One who comes, or who has come; one who has arrived, and is present.

Comes (n.) The answer to the theme (dux) in a fugue.

Comessation (n.) A reveling; a rioting.

Comestible (a.) Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.

Comestible (n.) Something suitable to be eaten; -- commonly in the plural.

Comet (n.) A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the nucleus, the envelope, or coma, and the tail; but one or more of these parts is frequently wanting. See Illustration in Appendix.

Cometarium (n.) An instrument, intended to represent the revolution of a comet round the sun.

Cometary (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a comet.

Comet-finder (n.) Alt. of Comet- seeker

Comet- seeker (n.) A telescope of low power, having a large field of view, used for finding comets.

Cometic (a.) Relating to a comet.

Cometographer (n.) One who describes or writes about comets.

Cometography (n.) A description of, or a treatise concerning, comets.

Cometology (n.) The department of astronomy relating to comets.

Comfit (n.) A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.

Comfit (v. t.) To preserve dry with sugar.

Comfiture (n.) See Comfit, n.

Comforted (imp. & p. p.) of Comfort

Comforting. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comfort

Comfort (v. t.) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.

Comfort (v. t.) To assist or help; to aid.

Comfort (v. t.) To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer.

Comfort (n.) Assistance; relief; support.

Comfort (n.) Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.

Comfort (n.) A state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition.

Comfort (n.) A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.

Comfort (n.) Unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy.

Comfortable (a.) Strong; vigorous; valiant.

Comfortable (a.) Serviceable; helpful.

Comfortable (a.) Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope.

Comfortable (a.) In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life.

Comfortable (a.) Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person.

Comfortable (n.) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort.

Comfortableness (n.) State of being comfortable.

Comfortably (adv.) In a comfortable or comforting manner.

Comforter (n.) One who administers comfort or consolation.

Comforter (n.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of comforting believers.

Comforter (n.) A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow.

Comforter (n.) A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.

Comfortless (a.) Without comfort or comforts; in want or distress; cheerless.

Comfortment (n.) Act or process of administering comfort.

Comfortress (n.) A woman who comforts.

Comfrey (n.) A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum.

Comic (a.) Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.

Comic (a.) Causing mirth; ludicrous.

Comic (n.) A comedian.

Comical (a.) Relating to comedy.

Comical (a.) Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story.

Comicalities (pl. ) of Comicality

Comicality (n.) The quality of being comical; something comical.

Comicry (n.) The power of exciting mirth; comicalness.

Coming (a.) Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next; as, the coming week or year; the coming exhibition.

Coming (a.) Ready to come; complaisant; fond.

Coming (n.) Approach; advent; manifestation; as, the coming of the train.

Coming (n.) Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ.

Comitia (n. pl.) A public assembly of the Roman people for electing officers or passing laws.

Comitial (a.) Relating to the comitia, or popular assemblies of the Romans for electing officers and passing laws.

Comities (pl. ) of Comity

Comity (n.) Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States.

Comma (n.) A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed.

Comma (n.) A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.

Commanded (imp. & p. p.) of Command

Commanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Command

Command (v. t.) To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.

Command (v. t.) To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.

Command (v. t.) To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.

Command (v. t.) To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.

Command (v. t.) To direct to come; to bestow.

Command (v. i.) To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.

Command (v. i.) To have a view, as from a superior position.

Command (n.) An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.

Command (n.) The possession or exercise of authority.

Command (n.) Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.

Command (n.) Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.

Command (n.) Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.

Command (n.) A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.

Commandable (a.) Capable of being commanded.

Commandant (n.) A commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body of men; as, the commandant of a navy-yard.

Commandatory (a.) Mandatory; as, commandatory authority.

Commander (n.) A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.

Commander (n.) An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.

Commander (n.) The chief officer of a commandery.

Commander (n.) A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.

Commandership (n.) The office of a commander.

Commanderies (pl. ) of Commandery

Commandery (n.) The office or rank of a commander.

Commandery (n.) A district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a commander; -- called also a preceptory.

Commandery (n.) An assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons.

Commandery (n.) A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.

Commanding (a.) Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer.

Commanding (a.) Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence.

Commanding (a.) Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position.

Commandingly (adv.) In a commanding manner.

Commandment (n.) An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.

Commandment (n.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Commandment (n.) The act of commanding; exercise of authority.

Commandment (n.) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.

Commandress (n.) A woman invested with authority to command.

Commandry (n.) See Commandery.

Commark (n.) The frontier of a country; confines.

Commaterial (a.) Consisting of the same material.

Commatic (a.) Having short clauses or sentences; brief; concise.

Commatism (n.) Conciseness in writing.

Commeasurable (a.) Having the same measure; commensurate; proportional.

Commeasure (v. t.) To be commensurate with; to equal.

Commemorable (a.) Worthy to be commemorated.

Commemorated (imp. & p. p.) of Commemorate

Commemorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commemorate

Commemorate (v. t.) To call to remembrance by a special act or observance; to celebrate with honor and solemnity; to honor, as a person or event, by some act of respect or affection, intended to preserve the remembrance of the person or event; as, to commemorate the sufferings and dying love of our Savior by the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; to commemorate the Declaration of Independence by the observance of the Fourth of July.

Commemoration (n.) The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration designed to honor the memory of some person or event.

Commemoration (n.) Whatever serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial.

Commemorative (a.) Tending or intended to commemorate.

Commemorator (n.) One who commemorates.

Commemoratory (a.) Serving to commemorate; commemorative.

Commenced (imp. & p. p.) of Commence

Commencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commence

Commence (v. i.) To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin.

Commence (v. i.) To begin to be, or to act as.

Commence (v. i.) To take a degree at a university.

Commence (v. t.) To enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of.

Commencement (n.) The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.

Commencement (n.) The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.

Commended (imp. & p. p.) of Commend

Commending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commend

Commend (v. t.) To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.

Commend (v. t.) To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.

Commend (v. t.) To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.

Commend (v. t.) To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.

Commend (n.) Commendation; praise.

Commend (n.) Compliments; greetings.

Commendable (a.) Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy.

Commendam (n.) A vacant living or benefice commended to a cleric (usually a bishop) who enjoyed the revenue until a pastor was provided. A living so held was said to be held in commendam. The practice was abolished by law in 1836.

Commendatary (n.) One who holds a living in commendam.

Commendation (n.) The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

Commendation (n.) That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

Commendation (n.) A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

Commendator (n.) One who holds a benefice in commendam; a commendatary.

Commendatory (a.) Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising.

Commendatory (a.) Holding a benefice in commendam; as, a commendatory bishop.

Commendatory (n.) A commendation; eulogy.

Commender (n.) One who commends or praises.

Commensal (n.) One who eats at the same table.

Commensal (n.) An animal, not truly parasitic, which lives in, with, or on, another, partaking usually of the same food. Both species may be benefited by the association.

Commensal (a.) Having the character of a commensal.

Commensalism (n.) The act of eating together; table fellowship.

Commensality (n.) Fellowship at table; the act or practice of eating at the same table.

Commensation (n.) Commensality.

Commensurability (n.) The quality of being commensurable.

Commensurable (a.) Having a common measure; capable of being exactly measured by the same number, quantity, or measure.

Commensurably (adv.) In a commensurable manner; so as to be commensurable.

Commensurated (imp. & p. p.) of Commensurate

Commensurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commensurate

Commensurate (v. t.) To reduce to a common measure.

Commensurate (v. t.) To proportionate; to adjust.

Commensurate (a.) Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities.

Commensurate (a.) Equal in measure or extent; proportionate.

Commensurately (adv.) In a commensurate manner; so as to be equal or proportionate; adequately.

Commensurately (adv.) With equal measure or extent.

Commensurateness (n.) The state or quality of being commensurate.

Commensuration (n.) The act of commensurating; the state of being commensurate.

Commented (imp. & p. p.) of Comment

Commenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comment

Comment (v. i.) To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.

Comment (v. t.) To comment on.

Comment (n.) A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.

Comment (n.) A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition.

Commentaries (pl. ) of Commentary

Commentary (v. i.) A series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work.

Commentary (v. i.) A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.

Commentate (v. t. & i.) To write comments or notes upon; to make comments.

Commentation (n.) The act or process of commenting or criticising; exposition.

Commentation (n.) The result of the labors of a commentator.

Commentator (n.) One who writes a commentary or comments; an expositor; an annotator.

Commentatorial (a.) Pertaining to the making of commentaries.

Commentatorship (n.) The office or occupation of a commentator.

Commenter (n.) One who makes or writes comments; a commentator; an annotator.

Commentitious (a.) Fictitious or imaginary; unreal; as, a commentitious system of religion.

Commerce (n.) The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.

Commerce (n.) Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.

Commerce (n.) Sexual intercourse.

Commerce (n.) A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.

Commerced (imp. & p. p.) of Commerce

Commercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commerce

Commerce (v. i.) To carry on trade; to traffic.

Commerce (v. i.) To hold intercourse; to commune.

Commercial (a.) Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations.

Commercialism (n.) The commercial spirit or method.

Commercially (adv.) In a commercial manner.

Commigrate (v. i.) To migrate together.

Commigration (n.) Migration together.

Commination (n.) A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or vengeance.

Commination (n.) An office in the liturgy of the Church of England, used on Ash Wednesday, containing a recital of God's anger and judgments against sinners.

Comminatory (a.) Threatening or denouncing punishment; as, comminatory terms.

Commingled (imp. & p. p.) of Commingle

Commingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commingle

Commingle (v. t. & i.) To mingle together; to mix in one mass, or intimately; to blend.

Comminuted (imp. & p. p.) of Comminute

Comminuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comminute

Comminute (v. t.) To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or bones; to comminute food with the teeth.

Comminution (n.) The act of reducing to a fine powder or to small particles; pulverization; the state of being comminuted.

Comminution (n.) Fracture (of a bone) into a number of pieces.

Comminution (n.) Gradual diminution by the removal of small particles at a time; a lessening; a wearing away.

Commiserable (a.) Pitiable.

Commiserated (imp. & p. p.) of Commiserate

Commiserating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commiserate

Commiserate (v. t.) To feel sorrow, pain, or regret for; to pity.

Commiseration (n.) The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.

Commiserative (a.) Feeling or expressing commiseration.

Commiserator (n.) One who pities.

Commissarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a commissary.

Commissariat (n.) The organized system by which armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries.

Commissariat (n.) The body of officers charged with such service.

Commissaries (pl. ) of Commissary

Commissary (n.) One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by a superior power; a commissioner.

Commissary (n.) An officer of the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.

Commissary (n.) An officer having charge of a special service; as, the commissary of musters.

Commissary (n.) An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post; -- officially called commissary of subsistence.

Commissaryship (n.) The office or employment of a commissary.

Commission (n.) The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.

Commission (n.) The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.

Commission (n.) The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.

Commission (n.) A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.

Commission (n.) A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.

Commission (n.) A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.

Commission (n.) The acting under authority of, or on account of, another.

Commission (n.) The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city.

Commission (n.) The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere.

Commissioned (imp. & p. p.) of Commission

Commissioning (p. pr & vb. n.) of Commission

Commission (v. t.) To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.

Commission (v. t.) To send out with a charge or commission.

Commissional (a.) Alt. of Commissionary

Commissionary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or conferring, a commission; conferred by a commission or warrant.

Commissionate (v. t.) To commission

Commissioner (n.) A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some office, or execute some business, for the government, corporation, or person employing him; as, a commissioner to take affidavits or to adjust claims.

Commissioner (n.) An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.

Commissionnaire (n.) An agent or factor; a commission merchant.

Commissionnaire (n.) One of a class of attendants, in some European cities, who perform miscellaneous services for travelers.

Commissionship (n.) The office of commissioner.

Commissive (a.) Relating to commission; of the nature of, or involving, commission.

Commissural (a.) Of or pertaining to a commissure.

Commissure (n.) A joint, seam, or closure; the place where two bodies, or parts of a body, meet and unite; an interstice, cleft, or juncture.

Commissure (n.) The point of union between two parts, as the angles of the lips or eyelids, the mandibles of a bird, etc.

Commissure (n.) A collection of fibers connecting parts of the brain or spinal marrow; a chiasma.

Commissure (n.) The line of junction or cohering face of two carpels, as in the parsnip, caraway, etc.

Committed (imp. & p. p.) of Commit

Committing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commit

Commit (v. t.) To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.

Commit (v. t.) To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.

Commit (v. t.) To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.

Commit (v. t.) To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.

Commit (v. t.) To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.

Commit (v. t.) To confound.

Commit (v. i.) To sin; esp., to be incontinent.

Commitment (n.) The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.

Commitment (n.) A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.

Commitment (n.) The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.

Commitment (n.) A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.

Commitment (n.) The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.

Committable (a.) Capable of being committed.

Committal (n.) The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.

Committee (n.) One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by a court, or by any collective body of men acting together.

Committee (v. t.) One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian.

Committeeman (n.) A member of a committee.

Committer (n.) One who commits; one who does or perpetrates.

Committer (n.) A fornicator.

Committible (a.) Capable of being committed; liable to be committed.

Commixed (imp. & p. p.) of Commix

Commixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commix

Commix (v. t. & i.) To mix or mingle together; to blend.

Commixion (n.) Commixture.

Commixtion (n.) Commixture; mingling.

Commixture (n.) The act or process of mixing; the state of being mingled; the blending of ingredients in one mass or compound.

Commixture (n.) The mass formed by mingling different things; a compound; a mixture.

Commodate (n.) A gratuitous loan.

Commode (n.) A kind of headdress formerly worn by ladies, raising the hair and fore part of the cap to a great height.

Commode (n.) A piece of furniture, so named according to temporary fashion

Commode (n.) A chest of drawers or a bureau.

Commode (n.) A night stand with a compartment for holding a chamber vessel.

Commode (n.) A kind of close stool.

Commode (n.) A movable sink or stand for a wash bowl, with closet.

Commodious (a.) Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable; as, a commodious house.

Commodiously (adv.) In a commodious manner.

Commodiousness (n.) State of being commodious; suitableness for its purpose; convenience; roominess.

Commodities (pl. ) of Commodity

Commodity (n.) Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness.

Commodity (n.) That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit, especially in commerce, including everything movable that is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares, merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc.

Commodity (n.) A parcel or quantity of goods.

Commodore (n.) An officer who ranks next above a captain; sometimes, by courtesy, the senior captain of a squadron. The rank of commodore corresponds with that of brigadier general in the army.

Commodore (n.) A captain commanding a squadron, or a division of a fleet, or having the temporary rank of rear admiral.

Commodore (n.) A title given by courtesy to the senior captain of a line of merchant vessels, and also to the chief officer of a yachting or rowing club.

Commodore (n.) A familiar for the flagship, or for the principal vessel of a squadron or fleet.

Common (v.) Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property.

Common (v.) Belonging to or shared by, affecting or serving, all the members of a class, considered together; general; public; as, properties common to all plants; the common schools; the Book of Common Prayer.

Common (v.) Often met with; usual; frequent; customary.

Common (v.) Not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; -- often in a depreciatory sense.

Common (v.) Profane; polluted.

Common (v.) Given to habits of lewdness; prostitute.

Common (n.) The people; the community.

Common (n.) An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons.

Common (n.) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; -- so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.

Common (v. i.) To converse together; to discourse; to confer.

Common (v. i.) To participate.

Common (v. i.) To have a joint right with others in common ground.

Common (v. i.) To board together; to eat at a table in common.

Commonable (a.) Held in common.

Commonable (a.) Allowed to pasture on public commons.

Commonage (n.) The right of pasturing on a common; the right of using anything in common with others.

Commonalties (pl. ) of Commonalty

Commonalty (n.) The common people; those classes and conditions of people who are below the rank of nobility; the commons.

Commonalty (n.) The majority or bulk of mankind.

Commoner (n.) One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.

Commoner (n.) A member of the House of Commons.

Commoner (n.) One who has a joint right in common ground.

Commoner (n.) One sharing with another in anything.

Commoner (n.) A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; - - at Cambridge called a pensioner.

Commoner (n.) A prostitute.

Commonish (a.) Somewhat common; commonplace; vulgar.

Commonition (n.) Advice; warning; instruction.

Commonitive (a.) Monitory.

Commonitory (a.) Calling to mind; giving admonition.

Commonly (adv.) Usually; generally; ordinarily; frequently; for the most part; as, confirmed habits commonly continue through life.

Commonly (adv.) In common; familiarly.

Commonness (n.) State or quality of being common or usual; as, the commonness of sunlight.

Commonness (n.) Triteness; meanness.

Commonplace (a.) Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or observation.

Commonplace (n.) An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a trite or customary remark; a platitude.

Commonplace (n.) A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or referred to.

Commonplace (v. t.) To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.

Commonplace (v. i.) To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.

Commonplaceness (n.) The quality of being commonplace; commonness.

Commons (n. pl.) The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people.

Commons (n. pl.) The House of Commons, or lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives elected by the qualified voters of counties, boroughs, and universities.

Commons (n. pl.) Provisions; food; fare, -- as that provided at a common table in colleges and universities.

Commons (n. pl.) A club or association for boarding at a common table, as in a college, the members sharing the expenses equally; as, to board in commons.

Commons (n. pl.) A common; public pasture ground.

Common sense () See Common sense, under Sense.

Commonty (n.) A common; a piece of land in which two or more persons have a common right.

Commonweal (n.) Commonwealth.

Commonwealth (n.) A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government and system of laws.

Commonwealth (n.) The whole body of people in a state; the public.

Commonwealth (n.) Specifically, the form of government established on the death of Charles I., in 1649, which existed under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ending with the abdication of the latter in 1659.

Commorance (n.) See Commorancy.

Commorancy (n.) A dwelling or ordinary residence in a place; habitation.

Commorancy (n.) Residence temporarily, or for a short time.

Commorant (n.) Ordinarily residing; inhabiting.

Commorant (n.) Inhabiting or occupying temporarily.

Commorant (n.) A resident.

Commoration (n.) The act of staying or residing in a place.

Commorient (a.) Dying together or at the same time.

Commorse (n.) Remorse.

Commote (v. t.) To commove; to disturb; to stir up.

Commotion (n.) Disturbed or violent motion; agitation.

Commotion (n.) A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot.

Commotion (n.) Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement.

Commoved (imp. & p. p.) of Commove

Commoving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commove

Commove (v. t.) To urge; to persuade; to incite.

Commove (v. t.) To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle.

Communal (a.) Pertaining to a commune.

Communalism (n.) A French theory of government which holds that commune should be a kind of independent state, and the national government a confederation of such states, having only limited powers. It is advocated by advanced French republicans; but it should not be confounded with communism.

Communalist (n.) An advocate of communalism.

Communalistic (a.) Pertaining to communalism.

Communed (imp. & p. p.) of Commune

Communing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commune

Commune (v. i.) To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.

Commune (v. i.) To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or Lord's supper.

Commune (n.) Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends.

Commune (n.) The commonalty; the common people.

Commune (n.) A small territorial district in France under the government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See Arrondissement.

Commune (n.) Absolute municipal self-government.

Communicability (n.) The quality of being communicable; capability of being imparted.

Communicable (a.) Capable of being communicated, or imparted; as, a communicable disease; communicable knowledge.

Communicable (a.) Communicative; free-speaking.

Communicant (n.) One who partakes of, or is entitled to partake of, the sacrament of the Lord's supper; a church member.

Communicant (n.) One who communicates.

Communicant (a.) Communicating.

Communicated (imp. & p. p.) of Communicate

Communicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Communicate

Communicate (v. i.) To share in common; to participate in.

Communicate (v. i.) To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank.

Communicate (v. i.) To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one.

Communicate (v. i.) To administer the communion to.

Communicate (v. i.) To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.

Communicate (v. i.) To give alms, sympathy, or aid.

Communicate (v. i.) To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery.

Communicate (v. i.) To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.

Communication (n.) The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.

Communication (n.) Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.

Communication (n.) Association; company.

Communication (n.) Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.

Communication (n.) That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.

Communication (n.) Participation in the Lord's supper.

Communication (n.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you.

Communicative (a.) Inclined to communicate; ready to impart to others.

Communicativeness (n.) The quality of being communicative.

Communicator (n.) One who communicates.

Communicatory (a.) Imparting knowledge or information.

Communion (n.) The act of sharing; community; participation.

Communion (n.) Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.

Communion (n.) A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.

Communion (n.) The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion.

Communism (n.) A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all.

Communist (n.) An advocate for the theory or practice of communism.

Communist (n.) A supporter of the commune of Paris.

Communistic (a.) Of or pertaining to communism or communists; as, communistic theories.

Communistic (a.) Living or having their nests in common, as certain birds.

Communities (pl. ) of Community

Community (n.) Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.

Community (n.) A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.

Community (n.) Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.

Community (n.) Common character; likeness.

Community (n.) Commonness; frequency.

Commutability (n.) The quality of being commutable.

Commutable (a.) Capable of being commuted or interchanged.

Commutableness (n.) The quality of being commutable; interchangeableness.

Commutation (n.) A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.

Commutation (n.) The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.

Commutation (n.) The change of a penalty or punishment by the pardoning power of the State; as, the commutation of a sentence of death to banishment or imprisonment.

Commutation (n.) A substitution, as of a less thing for a greater, esp. a substitution of one form of payment for another, or one payment for many, or a specific sum of money for conditional payments or allowances; as, commutation of tithes; commutation of fares; commutation of copyright; commutation of rations.

Commutative (a.) Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal.

Commutator (n.) A piece of apparatus used for reversing the direction of an electrical current; an attachment to certain electrical machines, by means of which alternating currents are made to be continuous or to have the same direction.

Commuted (imp. & p. p.) of Commute

Commuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commute

Commute (v. t.) To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.

Commute (v. i.) To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.

Commute (v. i.) To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.

Commuter (n.) One who commutes; especially, one who commutes in traveling.

Commutual (a.) Mutual; reciprocal; united.

Comose (a.) Bearing a tuft of soft hairs or down, as the seeds of milkweed.

Compact (p. p. & a) Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.

Compact (p. p. & a) Composed or made; -- with of.

Compact (p. p. & a) Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.

Compact (p. p. & a) Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.

Compacted (imp. & p. p.) of Compact

Compacting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compact

Compact (v. t.) To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.

Compact (v. t.) To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.

Compact (n.) An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.

Compacted (a.) Compact; pressed close; concentrated; firmly united.

Compactedly (adv.) In a compact manner.

Compactedness (n.) A state of being compact.

Compacter (n.) One who makes a compact.

Compactible (a.) That may be compacted.

Compaction (n.) The act of making compact, or the state of being compact.

Compactly (adv.) In a compact manner; with close union of parts; densely; tersely.

Compactness (n.) The state or quality of being compact; close union of parts; density.

Compacture (n.) Close union or connection of parts; manner of joining; construction.

Compages (v. t.) A system or structure of many parts united.

Compaginate (v. t.) To unite or hold together; as, the side pieces compaginate the frame.

Compagination (n.) Union of parts; structure.

Companable (a.) Companionable; sociable.

Companator (n.) Same as Impanator.

Companiable (a.) Companionable; sociable.

Companion (n.) One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually; one who is much in the company of, or is associated with, another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a partner.

Companion (n.) A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a companion of the Bath.

Companion (n.) A fellow; -- in contempt.

Companion (n.) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.

Companion (n.) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch.

Companion (v. t.) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.

Companion (v. t.) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.

Companionable (a.) Fitted to be a companion; fit for good fellowship; agreeable; sociable.

Companionless (a.) Without a companion.

Companionship (n.) Fellowship; association; the act or fact of keeping company with any one.

Companies (pl. ) of Company

Company (n.) The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.

Company (n.) A companion or companions.

Company (n.) An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

Company (n.) Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.

Company (n.) Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

Company (n.) An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.

Company (n.) Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.

Company (n.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.

Company (n.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.

Company (n.) The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

Companied (imp. & p. p.) of Company

Companying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Company

Company (v. t.) To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

Company (v. i.) To associate.

Company (v. i.) To be a gay companion.

Company (v. i.) To have sexual commerce.

Comparable (a.) Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison.

Comparate (n.) One of two things compared together.

Comparation (n.) A making ready; provision.

Comparative (a.) Of or pertaining to comparison.

Comparative (a.) Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.

Comparative (a.) Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.

Comparative (a.) Expressing a degree greater or less than the positive degree of the quality denoted by an adjective or adverb. The comparative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -er, more, or less; as, brighter, more bright, or less bright.

Comparative (n.) The comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as, stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all comparatives.

Comparative (n.) An equal; a rival; a compeer.

Comparative (n.) One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.

Comparatively (adv.) According to estimate made by comparison; relatively; not positively or absolutely.

Comparator (n.) An instrument or machine for comparing anything to be measured with a standard measure; -- applied especially to a machine for comparing standards of length.

Compared (imp. & p. p.) of Compare

Comparing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compare

Compare (v. t.) To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.

Compare (v. t.) To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.

Compare (v. t.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing "- er" and "-est" to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing "more" and "most", or "less" and "least", to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.

Compare (v. i.) To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.

Compare (v. i.) To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.

Compare (n.) Comparison.

Compare (n.) Illustration by comparison; simile.

Compare (v. t.) To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire

Comparer (n.) One who compares.

Comparison (n.) The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.

Comparison (n.) The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them.

Comparison (n.) That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.

Comparison (n.) The modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison.

Comparison (n.) A figure by which one person or thing is compared to another, or the two are considered with regard to some property or quality, which is common to them both; e.g., the lake sparkled like a jewel.

Comparison (n.) The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts.

Comparison (v. t.) To compare.

Comparted (imp. & p. p.) of Compart

Comparting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compart

Compart (v. t.) To divide; to mark out into parts or subdivisions.

Compartition (n.) The act of dividing into parts or compartments; division; also, a division or compartment.

Compartment (n.) One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden.

Compartment (n.) One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.

Compartner (n.) See Copartner.

Compass (n.) A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.

Compass (n.) An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.

Compass (n.) An inclosed space; an area; extent.

Compass (n.) Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.

Compass (n.) Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.

Compass (n.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument.

Compass (n.) An instrument for determining directions upon the earth's surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction.

Compass (n.) A pair of compasses.

Compass (n.) A circle; a continent.

Compassed (imp. & p. p.) of Compass

Compassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compass

Compass (v. t.) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.

Compass (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about.

Compass (v. t.) To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one's power; to obtain; to accomplish.

Compass (v. t.) To curve; to bend into a circular form.

Compass (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot.

Compassable (a.) Capable of being compassed or accomplished.

Compassed (a.) Rounded; arched.

Compasses (n.) An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move.

Compassing (a.) Curved; bent; as, compassing timbers.

Compassion (n.) Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.

Compassion (v. t.) To pity.

Compassionable (a.) Deserving compassion or pity; pitiable.

Compassionate (a.) Having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful.

Compassionate (a.) Complaining; inviting pity; pitiable.

Compassionated (imp. & p. p.) of Compassionate

Compassionating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compassionate

Compassionate (v. t.) To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with.

Compassionately (adv.) In a compassionate manner; mercifully.

Compassionateness (n.) The quality or state of being compassionate.

Compassless (a.) Having no compass.

Compaternity (n.) The relation of a godfather to a person.

Compatibility (n.) The quality or power of being compatible or congruous; congruity; as, a compatibility of tempers; a compatibility of properties.

Compatible (a.) Capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; -- usually followed by with.

Compatibleness (n.) Compatibility; consistency; fitness; agreement.

Compatibly (adv.) In a compatible manner.

Compatient (a.) Suffering or enduring together.

Compatriot (n.) One of the same country, and having like interests and feeling.

Compatriot (a.) Of the same country; having a common sentiment of patriotism.

Compatriotism (n.) The condition of being compatriots.

Compear (v. i.) To appear.

Compear (v. i.) To appear in court personally or by attorney.

Compeer () An equal, as in rank, age, prowess, etc.; a companion; a comrade; a mate.

Compeer (v. t.) To be equal with; to match.

Compeer (v. i.) Alt. of Compeir

Compeir (v. i.) See Compear.

Compelled (imp. & p. p.) of Compel

Compelling (p. pr. & vb. n) of Compel

Compel (v. t.) To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical or moral force.

Compel (v. t.) To take by force or violence; to seize; to exact; to extort.

Compel (v. t.) To force to yield; to overpower; to subjugate.

Compel (v. t.) To gather or unite in a crowd or company.

Compel (v. t.) To call forth; to summon.

Compel (v. i.) To make one yield or submit.

Compellable (a.) Capable of being compelled or constrained.

Compellably (adv.) By compulsion.

Compellation (n.) Style of address or salutation; an appellation.

Compellative (n.) The name by which a person is addressed; an appellative.

Compellatory (a.) Serving to compel; compulsory.

Compeller (n.) One who compels or constrains.

Compend (n.) A compendium; an epitome; a summary.

Compendiarious (a.) Short; compendious.

Compendiate (v. t.) To sum or collect together.

Compendious (a.) Containing the substance or general principles of a subject or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.

Compendiously (adv.) In a compendious manner.

Compendiousness (n.) The state or quality of being compendious.

Compendiums (pl. ) of Compendium

Compendia (pl. ) of Compendium

Compendium (n.) A brief compilation or composition, containing the principal heads, or general principles, of a larger work or system; an abridgment; an epitome; a compend; a condensed summary.

Compensated (imp. & p. p.) of Compensate

Compensating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compensate

Compensate (v. t.) To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.

Compensate (v. t.) To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.

Compensate (v. i.) To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.

Compensation (n.) The act or principle of compensating.

Compensation (n.) That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense.

Compensation (n.) The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.

Compensation (n.) A recompense or reward for some loss or service.

Compensation (n.) An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.

Compensative (a.) Affording compensation.

Compensative (n.) Compensation.

Compensator (n.) One who, or that which, compensates; -- a name applied to various mechanical devices.

Compensator (n.) An iron plate or magnet placed near the compass on iron vessels to neutralize the effect of the ship's attraction on the needle.

Compensatory (a.) Serving for compensation; making amends.

Compense (v. t.) To compensate.

Comperendinate (v. t.) To delay.

Compesce (v. t.) To hold in check; to restrain.

Competed (imp. & p. p.) of Compete

Competing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compete

Compete (v. i.) To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another.

Competence (n.) Alt. of Competency

Competency (n.) The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.

Competency (n.) Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.

Competency (n.) Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence.

Competency (n.) Right or authority; legal power or capacity to take cognizance of a cause; as, the competence of a judge or court.

Competent (a.) Answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit.

Competent (a.) Rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to.

Competently (adv.) In a competent manner; adequately; suitably.

Competible (a.) Compatible; suitable; consistent.

Competition (n.) The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest; rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or more persons are engaged in the same business and each seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.

Competitive (a.) Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination.

Competitor (n.) One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival.

Competitor (n.) An associate; a confederate.

Competitory (a.) Acting in competition; competing; rival.

Competitress (n.) A woman who competes.

Competitrix (n.) A competitress.

Compilation (n.) The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.

Compilation (n.) That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents.

Compilator (n.) Compiler.

Compiled (imp. & p. p.) of Compile

Compiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compile

Compile (v. t.) To put together; to construct; to build.

Compile (v. t.) To contain or comprise.

Compile (v. t.) To put together in a new form out of materials already existing; esp., to put together or compose out of materials from other books or documents.

Compile (v. t.) To write; to compose.

Compilement (n.) Compilation.

Compiler (n.) One who compiles; esp., one who makes books by compilation.

Compinge (v. t.) To compress; to shut up.

Complacence (n.) Alt. of Complacency

Complacency (n.) Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.

Complacency (n.) The cause of pleasure or joy.

Complacency (n.) The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.

Complacent (a.) Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.

Complacential (a.) Marked by, or causing, complacence.

Complacently (adv.) In a complacent manner.

Complained (imp. & p. p.) of Complain

Complaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complain

Complain (v. i.) To give utterance to expression of grief, pain, censure, regret. etc.; to lament; to murmur; to find fault; -- commonly used with of. Also, to creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.

Complain (v. i.) To make a formal accusation; to make a charge.

Complain (v. t.) To lament; to bewail.

Complainable (a.) That may be complained of.

Complainant (n.) One who makes complaint.

Complainant (n.) One who commences a legal process by a complaint.

Complainant (n.) The party suing in equity, answering to the plaintiff at common law.

Complainer (n.) One who complains or laments; one who finds fault; a murmurer.

Complaint (n.) Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.

Complaint (n.) Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.

Complaint (n.) An ailment or disease of the body.

Complaint (n.) A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity.

Complaintful (a.) Full of complaint.

Complaisance (n.) Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.

Complaisant (a.) Desirous to please; courteous; obliging; compliant; as, a complaisant gentleman.

Complanar (a.) See Coplanar.

Complanate (v. t.) Flattened to a level surface.

Complanate (v. t.) To make level.

Complected (a.) Complexioned.

Complement (v. t.) That which fills up or completes; the quantity or number required to fill a thing or make it complete.

Complement (v. t.) That which is required to supply a deficiency, or to complete a symmetrical whole.

Complement (v. t.) Full quantity, number, or amount; a complete set; completeness.

Complement (v. t.) A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity.

Complement (v. t.) Something added for ornamentation; an accessory.

Complement (v. t.) The whole working force of a vessel.

Complement (v. t.) The interval wanting to complete the octave; -- the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third.

Complement (v. t.) A compliment.

Complement (v. t.) To supply a lack; to supplement.

Complement (v. t.) To compliment.

Complemental (a.) Supplying, or tending to supply, a deficiency; fully completing.

Complemental (a.) Complimentary; courteous.

Complementary (a.) Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers.

Complementary (n.) One skilled in compliments.

Complete (a.) Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.

Complete (a.) Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.

Complete (a.) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.

Completed (imp. & p. p.) of Complete

Completing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complete

Complete (v. t.) To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education.

Completely (adv.) In a complete manner; fully.

Completement (n.) Act of completing or perfecting; completion.

Completeness (n.) The state of being complete.

Completion (n.) The act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service.

Completion (n.) State of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization.

Completive (a.) Making complete.

Completory (a.) Serving to fulfill.

Completory (n.) Same as Compline.

Complex (n.) Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.

Complex (n.) Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.

Complex (n.) Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.

Complexed (a.) Complex, complicated.

Complexedness (n.) The quality or state of being complex or involved; complication.

Complexion (n.) The state of being complex; complexity.

Complexion (n.) A combination; a complex.

Complexion (n.) The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature.

Complexion (n.) The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face.

Complexion (n.) The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news.

Complexional (a.) Of or pertaining to constitutional complexion.

Complexionally (adv.) Constitutionally.

Complexionary (a.) Pertaining to the complexion, or to the care of it.

Complexioned (a.) Having (such) a complexion; -- used in composition; as, a dark-complexioned or a ruddy-complexioned person.

Complexities (pl. ) of Complexity

Complexity (n.) The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.

Complexity (n.) That which is complex; intricacy; complication.

Complexly (adv.) In a complex manner; not simply.

Complexness (n.) The state of being complex; complexity.

Complexus (n.) A complex; an aggregate of parts; a complication.

Compliable (a.) Capable of bending or yielding; apt to yield; compliant.

Compliance (n.) The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.

Compliance (n.) A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

Compliancy (n.) Compliance; disposition to yield to others.

Compliant (a.) Yielding; bending; pliant; submissive.

Compliantly (adv.) In a compliant manner.

Complicacy (n.) A state of being complicate or intricate.

Complicant (a.) Overlapping, as the elytra of certain beetles.

Complicate (a.) Composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved.

Complicate (a.) Folded together, or upon itself, with the fold running lengthwise.

Complicated (imp. & p. p.) of Complicate

Complicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complicate

Complicate (v. t.) To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.

Complicately (adv.) In a complex manner.

Complicateness (n.) Complexity.

Complication (n.) The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.

Complication (n.) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

Complices (pl. ) of Complice

Complice (n.) An accomplice.

Complicities (pl. ) of Complicity

Complicity (n.) The state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt.

Complier (n.) One who complies, yields, or obeys; one of an easy, yielding temper.

Compliment (n.) An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend.

Compliment (v. t.) To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.

Compliment (v. i.) To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.

Complimental (a.) Complimentary.

Complimentary (a.) Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment; as, a complimentary remark; a complimentary ticket.

Complimentative (a.) Complimentary.

Complimenter (n.) One who compliments; one given to complimenting; a flatterer.

Compline (n.) Alt. of Complin

Complin (n.) The last division of the Roman Catholic breviary; the seventh and last of the canonical hours of the Western church; the last prayer of the day, to be said after sunset.

Complot (n.) A plotting together; a confederacy in some evil design; a conspiracy.

Complotted (imp. & p. p.) of Complot

Complotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complot

Complot (v. t. & i.) To plot or plan together; to conspire; to join in a secret design.

Complotment (n.) A plotting together.

Complotter (n.) One joined in a plot.

Complutensian (a.) Of or pertaining to Complutum (now Alcala de Henares) a city near Madrid; as, the Complutensian Bible.

Compluvium (n.) A space left unroofed over the court of a Roman dwelling, through which the rain fell into the impluvium or cistern.

Complied (imp. & p. p.) of Comply

Complying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comply

Comply (v. i.) To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with.

Comply (v. i.) To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.

Comply (v. i.) To fulfill; to accomplish.

Comply (v. i.) To infold; to embrace.

Compone (v. t.) To compose; to settle; to arrange.

Compone (a.) See Compony.

Component (v. t.) Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.

Component (n.) A constituent part; an ingredient.

Compony (a.) Alt. of Compone

Compone (a.) Divided into squares of alternate tinctures in a single row; -- said of any bearing; or, in the case of a bearing having curved lines, divided into patches of alternate colors following the curve. If there are two rows it is called counter-compony.

Comported (imp. & p. p.) of Comport

Comporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comport

Comport (v. i.) To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury.

Comport (v. i.) To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with.

Comport (v. t.) To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.

Comport (v. t.) To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun.

Comport (n.) Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment.

Comportable (a.) Suitable; consistent.

Comportance (n.) Behavior; comport.

Comportation (n.) A bringing together.

Comportment (n.) Manner of acting; behavior; bearing.

Composed (imp. & p. p.) of Compose

Composing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compose

Compose (v. t.) To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.

Compose (v. t.) To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.

Compose (v. t.) To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.

Compose (v. t.) To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.

Compose (v. t.) To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.

Compose (v. t.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).

Compose (v. i.) To come to terms.

Composed (a.) Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed.

Composer (n.) One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.

Composer (n.) One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.

Composing (a.) Tending to compose or soothe.

Composing (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, composition.

Compositae (n. pl.) A large family of dicotyledonous plants, having their flowers arranged in dense heads of many small florets and their anthers united in a tube. The daisy, dandelion, and asters, are examples.

Composite (v. t.) Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.

Composite (v. t.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.

Composite (v. t.) Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.

Composite (n.) That which is made up of parts or compounded of several elements; composition; combination; compound.

Composition (n.) The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.

Composition (n.) The invention or combination of the parts of any literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music.

Composition (n.) The art or practice of so combining the different parts of a work of art as to produce a harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as such. See 4, below.

Composition (n.) The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.

Composition (n.) The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.

Composition (n.) The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.

Composition (n.) A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.

Composition (n.) A literary, musical, or artistic production, especially one showing study and care in arrangement; -- often used of an elementary essay or translation done as an educational exercise.

Composition (n.) Consistency; accord; congruity.

Composition (n.) Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.

Composition (n.) The adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation agreed upon in the adjustment.

Composition (n.) Synthesis as opposed to analysis.

Compositive (a.) Having the quality of entering into composition; compounded.

Compositor (n.) One who composes or sets in order.

Compositor (n.) One who sets type and arranges it for use.

Compositous (a.) Belonging to the Compositae; composite.

Compossible (a.) Able to exist with another thing; consistent.

Compost (n.) A mixture; a compound.

Compost (n.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap.

Compost (v. t.) To manure with compost.

Compost (v. t.) To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.

Composture (n.) Manure; compost.

Composure (n.) The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition.

Composure (n.) Orderly adjustment; disposition.

Composure (n.) Frame; make; temperament.

Composure (n.) A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose.

Composure (n.) A combination; a union; a bond.

Compotation (n.) The act of drinking or tippling together.

Compotator (n.) One who drinks with another.

Compote (n.) A preparation of fruit in sirup in such a manner as to preserve its form, either whole, halved, or quartered; as, a compote of pears.

Compound (n.) In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.

Compounded (imp. & p. p.) of Compound

Compounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compound

Compound (v. t.) To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.

Compound (v. t.) To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

Compound (v. t.) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

Compound (v. t.) To compose; to constitute.

Compound (v. t.) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.

Compound (v. i.) To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; -- usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

Compound (v. t.) Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.

Compound (n.) That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.

Compound (n.) A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.

Compoundable (a.) That may be compounded.

Compounder (n.) One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.

Compounder (n.) One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish, ends by compromises.

Compounder (n.) One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime.

Compounder (n.) One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.

Compounder (n.) A Jacobite who favored the restoration of James II, on condition of a general amnesty and of guarantees for the security of the civil and ecclesiastical constitution of the realm.

Comprador (n.) A kind of steward or agent.

Comprecation (n.) A praying together.

Comprehended (imp. & p. p.) of Comprehend

Comprehending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comprehend

Comprehend (v. t.) To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.

Comprehend (v. t.) To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply.

Comprehend (v. t.) To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand.

Comprehensibility (n.) The quality or state of being comprehensible; capability of being understood.

Comprehensible (a.) Capable of being comprehended, included, or comprised.

Comprehensible (a.) Capable of being understood; intelligible; conceivable by the mind.

Comprehensibleness (n.) The quality of being comprehensible; comprehensibility.

Comprehensibly (adv.) With great extent of signification; comprehensively.

Comprehensibly (adv.) Intelligibly; in a manner to be comprehended or understood.

Comprehension (n.) The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.

Comprehension (n.) That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.

Comprehension (n.) The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect; perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract principles.

Comprehension (n.) The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.

Comprehension (n.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number for an indefinite.

Comprehensive (a.) Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.

Comprehensive (a.) Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.

Comprehensive (a.) Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.

Comprehensively (adv.) In a comprehensive manner; with great extent of scope.

Comprehensiveness (n.) The quality of being comprehensive; extensiveness of scope.

Comprehensor (n.) One who comprehends; one who has attained to a full knowledge.

Compressed (imp. & p. p.) of Compress

Compressing (p. pr & vb. n.) of Compress

Compress (v. t.) To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.

Compress (v. t.) To embrace sexually.

Compress (n.) A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.

Compressed (a.) Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure.

Compressed (a.) Flattened lengthwise.

Compressibility (n.) The quality of being compressible of being compressible; as, the compressibility of elastic fluids.

Compressible (a.) Capable of being pressed together or forced into a narrower compass, as an elastic or spongy substance.

Compressibleness (n.) The quality of being compressible; compressibility.

Compression (n.) The act of compressing, or state of being compressed.

Compressive (a.) Compressing, or having power or tendency to compress; as, a compressive force.

Compressor (n.) Anything which serves to compress

Compressor (n.) A muscle that compresses certain parts.

Compressor (n.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp., the femoral artery) or other part.

Compressor (n.) An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; -- called also compressorium.

Compressor (n.) A machine for compressing gases; especially, an air compressor.

Compressure (n.) Compression.

Comprint (v. t. & i.) To print together.

Comprint (v. t. & i.) To print surreptitiously a work belonging to another.

Comprint (n.) The surreptitious printing of another's copy or book; a work thus printed.

Comprisal (n.) The act of comprising or comprehending; a compendium or epitome.

Comprised (imp. & p. p.) of Comprise

Comprising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comprise

Comprise (v. t.) To comprehend; to include.

Comprobate (v. i.) To agree; to concur.

Comprobation (n.) Joint attestation; proof.

Comprobation (n.) Approbation.

Compromise (n.) A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators.

Compromise (n.) A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.

Compromise (n.) A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.

Compromised (imp. & p. p.) of Compromise

Compromising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compromise

Compromise (n.) To bind by mutual agreement; to agree.

Compromise (n.) To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound.

Compromise (n.) To pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be recalled; to expose to suspicion.

Compromise (v. i.) To agree; to accord.

Compromise (v. i.) To make concession for conciliation and peace.

Compromiser (n.) One who compromises.

Compromissorial (a.) Relating to compromise.

Compromitted (imp. & p. p.) of Compromit

Compromitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compromit

Compromit (n.) To pledge by some act or declaration; to promise.

Compromit (n.) To put to hazard, by some indiscretion; to endanger; to compromise; as, to compromit the honor or the safety of a nation.

Comprovincial (a.) Belonging to, or associated in, the same province.

Comprovincial (n.) One who belongs to the same province.

Compsognathus (n.) A genus of Dinosauria found in the Jurassic formation, and remarkable for having several birdlike features.

Compt (n.) Account; reckoning; computation.

Compt (v. t.) To compute; to count.

Compt (a.) Neat; spruce.

Compter (n.) A counter.

Compte rendu () A report of an officer or agent.

Comptible (v. t.) Accountable; responsible; sensitive.

Comptly (adv.) Neatly.

Comptrol (n. & v.) See Control.

Comptroler (n.) A controller; a public officer whose duty it is to examine certify accounts.

Compulsative (a.) Compulsatory.

Compulsatively (adv.) By compulsion.

Compulsatory (a.) Operating with force; compelling; forcing; constraining; resulting from, or enforced by, compulsion.

Compulsion (n.) The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.

Compulsive (a.) Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.

Compulsively (adv.) By compulsion; by force.

Compulsorily (adv.) In a compulsory manner; by force or constraint.

Compulsory (a.) Having the power of compulsion; constraining.

Compulsory (a.) Obligatory; enjoined by authority; necessary; due to compulsion.

Compunct (a.) Affected with compunction; conscience-stricken.

Compunction (n.) A pricking; stimulation.

Compunction (n.) A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.

Compunctionless (a.) Without compunction.

Compunctious (a.) Of the nature of compunction; caused by conscience; attended with, or causing, compunction.

Compunctiously (adv.) With compunction.

Compunctive (a.) Sensitive in respect of wrongdoing; conscientious.

Compurgation (v. t.) The act or practice of justifying or confirming a man's veracity by the oath of others; -- called also wager of law. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.

Compurgation (v. t.) Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.

Compurgator (n.) One who bears testimony or swears to the veracity or innocence of another. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.

Compurgatorial (a.) Relating to a compurgator or to compurgation.

Computable (a.) Capable of being computed, numbered, or reckoned.

Computation (n.) The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.

Computation (n.) The result of computation; the amount computed.

Computed (imp. & p. p.) of Compute

Computing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compute

Compute (v. t.) To determine calculation; to reckon; to count.

Compute (n.) Computation.

Computer (n.) One who computes.

Computist (n.) A computer.

Comrade (n.) A mate, companion, or associate.

Comradery (n.) The spirit of comradeship; comradeship.

Comradeship (n.) The state of being a comrade; intimate fellowship.

Comrogue (n.) A fellow rogue.

Comtism (n.) Positivism; the positive philosophy. See Positivism.

Comtist (n.) A disciple of Comte; a positivist.

Con- () A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See Com-.

Con (adv.) Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro.

Conned (imp. & p. p.) of Con

Conning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Con

Con (v. t.) To know; to understand; to acknowledge.

Con (v. t.) To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.

Con (v. t.) To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.

Conacre (v. t.) To underlet a portion of, for a single crop; -- said of a farm.

Conacre (n.) A system of letting a portion of a farm for a single crop.

Conacre (n.) Also used adjectively; as, the conacre system or principle.

Conarium (n.) The pineal gland.

Conation (n.) The power or act which directs or impels to effort of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.

Conative (a.) Of or pertaining to conation.

Conatus (n.) A natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort.

Concamerate (v. t.) To arch over; to vault.

Concamerate (v. t.) To divide into chambers or cells.

Concameration (n.) An arch or vault.

Concameration (n.) A chamber of a multilocular shell.

Concatenated (imp. & p. p.) of Concatenate

Concatenating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concatenate

Concatenate (v. t.) To link together; to unite in a series or chain, as things depending on one another.

Concatenation (n.) A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.

Concause (n.) A joint cause.

Concavation (n.) The act of making concave.

Concave (a.) Hollow and curved or rounded; vaulted; -- said of the interior of a curved surface or line, as of the curve of the of the inner surface of an eggshell, in opposition to convex; as, a concave mirror; the concave arch of the sky.

Concave (a.) Hollow; void of contents.

Concave (n.) A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess.

Concave (n.) A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving cylinder or roll.

Concaved (imp. & p. p.) of Concave

Concaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concave

Concave (v. t.) To make hollow or concave.

Concaved (a.) Bowed in the form of an arch; -- called also arched.

Concaveness (n.) Hollowness; concavity.

Concavities (pl. ) of Concavity

Concavity (n.) A concave surface, or the space bounded by it; the state of being concave.

Concavo-concave (a.) Concave or hollow on both sides; double concave.

Concavo-convex (a.) Concave on one side and convex on the other, as an eggshell or a crescent.

Concavo-convex (a.) Specifically, having such a combination of concave and convex sides as makes the focal axis the shortest line between them. See Illust. under Lens.

Concavous (a.) Concave.

Concealed (imp. & p. p.) of Conceal

Concealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conceal

Conceal (v. t.) To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.

Concealable (a.) Capable of being concealed.

Concealed (a.) Hidden; kept from sight; secreted.

Concealer (n.) One who conceals.

Concealment (n.) The act of concealing; the state of being concealed.

Concealment (n.) A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation.

Concealment (n.) A secret; out of the way knowledge.

Concealment (n.) Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known.

Conceded (imp. & p. p.) of Concede

Conceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concede

Concede (v. t.) To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.

Concede (v. t.) To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.

Concede (v. t.) To admit to be true; to acknowledge.

Concede (v. i.) To yield or make concession.

Conceit (n.) That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.

Conceit (n.) Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit.

Conceit (n.) Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.

Conceit (n.) A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of expression; a fanciful device; a whim; a quip.

Conceit (n.) An overweening idea of one's self; vanity.

Conceit (n.) Design; pattern.

Conceit (v. t.) To conceive; to imagine.

Conceit (v. i.) To form an idea; to think.

Conceited (a.) Endowed with fancy or imagination.

Conceited (a.) Entertaining a flattering opinion of one's self; vain.

Conceited (a.) Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.

Conceitedly (adv.) In an egotistical manner.

Conceitedly (adv.) Fancifully; whimsically.

Conceitedness (n.) The state of being conceited; conceit; vanity.

Conceitless (a.) Without wit; stupid.

Conceivable (a.) Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood.

Conceived (imp. & p. p.) of Conceive

Conceiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conceive

Conceive (v. t.) To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.

Conceive (v. t.) To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.

Conceive (v. t.) To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.

Conceive (v. i.) To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.

Conceive (v. i.) To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of.

Conceiver (n.) One who conceives.

Concelebrate (v. t.) To celebrate together.

Concent (n.) Concert of voices; concord of sounds; harmony; as, a concent of notes.

Concent (n.) Consistency; accordance.

Concentered (imp. & p. p.) of Concentre

Concentred () of Concentre

Concentering (p. pr & vb. n.) of Concentre

Concentring () of Concentre

Concenter (v. i.) Alt. of Concentre

Concentre (v. i.) To come to one point; to meet in, or converge toward, a common center; to have a common center.

Concenter (v. t.) Alt. of Concentre

Concentre (v. t.) To draw or direct to a common center; to bring together at a focus or point, as two or more lines; to concentrate.

Concentrated (imp. & p. p.) of Concentrate

Concentrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concentrate

Concentrate (v. t.) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention.

Concentrate (v. t.) To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to dilute.

Concentrate (v. i.) To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.

Concentration (n.) The act or process of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated; concentration.

Concentration (n.) The act or process of reducing the volume of a liquid, as by evaporation.

Concentration (n.) The act or process of removing the dress of ore and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as by currents of air or water.

Concentrative (a.) Serving or tending to concentrate; characterized by concentration.

Concentrativeness (n.) The quality of concentrating.

Concentrativeness (n.) The faculty or propensity which has to do with concentrating the intellectual the intellectual powers.

Concentrator (n.) An apparatus for the separation of dry comminuted ore, by exposing it to intermittent puffs of air.

Concentric (a.) Alt. of Concentrical

Concentrical (a.) Having a common center, as circles of different size, one within another.

Concentric (n.) That which has a common center with something else.

Concentrically (adv.) In a concentric manner.

Concentricity (n.) The state of being concentric.

Concentual (a.) Possessing harmony; accordant.

Concept (n.) An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.

Conceptacle (n.) That in which anything is contained; a vessel; a receiver or receptacle.

Conceptacle (n.) A pericarp, opening longitudinally on one side and having the seeds loose in it; a follicle; a double follicle or pair of follicles.

Conceptacle (n.) One of the cases containing the spores, etc., of flowerless plants, especially of algae.

Conceptibility (n.) The quality of being conceivable; conceivableness.

Conceptible (a.) Capable of being conceived; conceivable.

Conception (n.) The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.

Conception (n.) The state of being conceived; beginning.

Conception (n.) The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.

Conception (n.) The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.

Conception (n.) The image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept.

Conception (n.) Idea; purpose; design.

Conception (n.) Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.

Conceptional (a.) Pertaining to conception.

Conceptionalist (n.) A conceptualist.

Conceptious (a.) Apt to conceive; fruitful.

Conceptive (a.) Capable of conceiving.

Conceptual (a.) Pertaining to conception.

Conceptualism (n.) A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects.

Conceptualist (n.) One who maintains the theory of conceptualism.

Concerned (imp. & p. p.) of Concern

Concerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concern

Concern (v. t.) To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.

Concern (v. t.) To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.

Concern (v. i.) To be of importance.

Concern (n.) That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.

Concern (n.) That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.

Concern (n.) Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.

Concern (n.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern.

Concerned (v. t.) Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.

Concernedly (adv.) In a concerned manner; solicitously; sympathetically.

Concerning (prep.) Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards.

Concerning (a.) Important.

Concerning (n.) That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest.

Concerning (n.) Importance; moment; consequence.

Concerning (n.) Concern; participation; interposition.

Concerning (n.) Emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety.

Concerted (imp. & p. p.) of Concert

Concerting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concert

Concert (v. t.) To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.

Concert (v. t.) To plan; to devise; to arrange.

Concert (v. i.) To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.

Concert (v. t.) Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.

Concert (v. t.) Musical accordance or harmony; concord.

Concert (v. t.) A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.

Concertante (n.) A concert for two or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment. Also adjectively; as, concertante parts.

Concertation (n.) Strife; contention.

Concertative (a.) Contentious; quarrelsome.

Concerted (a.) Mutually contrived or planned; agreed on; as, concerted schemes, signals.

Concertina (n.) A small musical instrument on the principle of the accordion. It is a small elastic box, or bellows, having free reeds on the inside, and keys and handles on the outside of each of the two hexagonal heads.

Concertino (n.) A piece for one or more solo instruments with orchestra; -- more concise than the concerto.

Concertion (n.) Act of concerting; adjustment.

Concertmeister (n.) The head violinist or leader of the strings in an orchestra; the sub-leader of the orchestra; concert master.

Concertos (pl. ) of Concerto

Concerto (n.) A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer's skill.

Concession (n.) The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous.

Concession (n.) A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal.

Concessionist (n.) One who favors concession.

Concessive (a.) Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction.

Concessively (adv.) By way of concession.

Concessory (a.) Conceding; permissive.

Concettism (n.) The use of concetti or affected conceits.

Concetti (pl. ) of Concetto

Concetto (n.) Affected wit; a conceit.

Conch (n.) A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which are of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus Cassis. See Cameo.

Conch (n.) In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet.

Conch (n.) One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; -- so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food.

Conch (n.) See Concha, n.

Conch (n.) The external ear. See Concha, n., 2.

Concha (n.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.

Concha (n.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.

Conchal (a.) Pertaining to the concha, or external ear; as, the conchal cartilage.

Conchifer (n.) One of the Conchifera.

Conchifera (n. pl.) That class of Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells; the Lamellibranchiata. See Mollusca.

Conchiferous (a.) Producing or having shells.

Conchiform (a.) Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.

Conchinine (n.) See Quinidine.

Conchite (n.) A fossil or petrified conch or shell.

Conchitic (a.) Composed of shells; containing many shells.

Conchoid (n.) A curve, of the fourth degree, first made use of by the Greek geometer, Nicomedes, who invented it for the purpose of trisecting an angle and duplicating the cube.

Conchoidal (a.) Having elevations or depressions in form like one half of a bivalve shell; -- applied principally to a surface produced by fracture.

Conchological (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, conchology.

Conchologist (n.) One who studies, or is versed in, conchology.

Conchology (n.) The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology.

Conchometer (n.) An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.

Conchometry (n.) The art of measuring shells or their curves; conchyliometry.

Concho-spiral (n.) A kind of spiral curve found in certain univalve shells.

Conchylaceous (a.) Alt. of Conchyliaceous

Conchyliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to shells; resembling a shell; as, conchyliaceous impressions.

Conchyliologist (n.) Alt. of Conchyliology

Conchyliology (n.) See Conchologist, and Conchology.

Conchyliometry (n.) Same as Conchometry.

Conchylious (a.) Conchylaceous.

Conciator (a.) The person who weighs and proportions the materials to be made into glass, and who works and tempers them.

Concierge (n.) One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.

Conciliable (n.) A small or private assembly, especially of an ecclesiastical nature.

Conciliable (a.) Capable of being conciliated or reconciled.

Conciliabule (n.) An obscure ecclesiastical council; a conciliable.

Conciliar (a.) Alt. of Conciliary

Conciliary (a.) Of or pertaining to, or issued by, a council.

Conciliated (imp. & p. p.) of Conciliate

Conciliating (p. pr & vb. n.) of Conciliate

Conciliate (v. t.) To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.

Conciliation (n.) The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated.

Conciliative (a.) Conciliatory.

Conciliator (n.) One who conciliates.

Conciliatory (a.) Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating.

Concinnate (v. t.) To place fitly together; to adapt; to clear.

Concinnity (n.) Internal harmony or fitness; mutual adaptation of parts; elegance; -- used chiefly of style of discourse.

Concinnous (a.) Characterized by concinnity; neat; elegant.

Concionate (v. i.) To preach.

Concionator (n.) An haranguer of the people; a preacher.

Concionator (n.) A common councilman.

Concionatory (a.) Of or pertaining to preaching or public addresses.

Concise (a.) Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.

Concisely (adv.) In a concise manner; briefly.

Conciseness (n.) The quality of being concise.

Concision (n.) A cutting off; a division; a schism; a faction.

Concitation (n.) The act of stirring up, exciting, or agitating.

Concite (v. t.) To excite or stir up.

Conclamation (n.) An outcry or shout of many together.

Conclave (n.) The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope.

Conclave (n.) The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.

Conclave (n.) A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.

Conclavist (n.) One of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.

Concluded (imp. & p. p.) of Conclude

Concluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conclude

Conclude (v. t.) To shut up; to inclose.

Conclude (v. t.) To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.

Conclude (v. t.) To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; -- sometimes followed by a dependent clause.

Conclude (v. t.) To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.

Conclude (v. t.) To bring to an end; to close; to finish.

Conclude (v. t.) To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain.

Conclude (v. t.) To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.

Conclude (v. i.) To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.

Conclude (v. i.) To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.

Concludency (n.) Deduction from premises; inference; conclusion.

Concludent (a.) Bringing to a close; decisive; conclusive.

Concluder (n.) One who concludes.

Concludingly (adv.) Conclusively.

Conclusible (a.) Demonstrable; determinable.

Conclusion (n.) The last part of anything; close; termination; end.

Conclusion (n.) Final decision; determination; result.

Conclusion (n.) Any inference or result of reasoning.

Conclusion (n.) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.

Conclusion (n.) Drawing of inferences.

Conclusion (n.) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.

Conclusion (n.) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc.

Conclusion (n.) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.

Conclusive (a.) Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing; putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or involving, a conclusion or decision.

Conclusively (adv.) In the way of conclusion; decisively; positively.

Conclusiveness (n.) The quality of being conclusive; decisiveness.

Conclusory (a.) Conclusive.

Concocted (imp. & p. p.) of Concoct

Concocting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concoct

Concoct (v. t.) To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.

Concoct (v. t.) To purify or refine chemically.

Concoct (v. t.) To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.

Concoct (v. t.) To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.

Concoct (v. t.) To mature or perfect; to ripen.

Concocter (n.) One who concocts.

Concoction (n.) A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion.

Concoction (n.) The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared.

Concoction (n.) The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination.

Concoction (n.) Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition.

Concoction (n.) The act of perfecting or maturing.

Concoctive (a.) Having the power of digesting or ripening; digestive.

Concolor (a.) Of the same color; of uniform color.

Concolorous (a.) Of the same color throughout.

Concomitance (n.) Alt. of Concomitancy

Concomitancy (n.) The state of accompanying; accompaniment.

Concomitancy (n.) The doctrine of the existence of the entire body of Christ in the eucharist, under each element, so that the body and blood are both received by communicating in one kind only.

Concomitant (a.) Accompanying; conjoined; attending.

Concomitant (n.) One who, or that which, accompanies, or is collaterally connected with another; a companion; an associate; an accompaniment.

Concomitantly (adv.) In company with others; unitedly; concurrently.

Concord (n.) A state of agreement; harmony; union.

Concord (n.) Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league.

Concord (n.) Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person, or case.

Concord (n.) An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See Fine.

Concord (n.) An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.

Concord (n.) A variety of American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters.

Concord (v. i.) To agree; to act together.

Concordable (a.) Capable of according; agreeing; harmonious.

Concordance (n.) Agreement; accordance.

Concordance (n.) Concord; agreement.

Concordance (n.) An alphabetical verbal index showing the places in the text of a book where each principal word may be found, with its immediate context in each place.

Concordance (n.) A topical index or orderly analysis of the contents of a book.

Concordancy (n.) Agreement.

Concordant (a.) Agreeing; correspondent; harmonious; consonant.

Concordantly (adv.) In a concordant manner.

Concordat (n.) A compact, covenant, or agreement concerning anything.

Concordat (n.) An agreement made between the pope and a sovereign or government for the regulation of ecclesiastical matters with which both are concerned; as, the concordat between Pope Pius VII and Bonaparte in 1801.

Concordist (n.) The compiler of a concordance.

Concorporate (v. t. & i.) To unite in one mass or body; to incorporate.

Concorporate (a.) United in one body; incorporated.

Concorporation (n.) Union of things in one mass or body.

Concourse (n.) A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence.

Concourse (n.) An assembly; a gathering formed by a voluntary or spontaneous moving and meeting in one place.

Concourse (n.) The place or point of meeting or junction of two bodies.

Concourse (n.) An open space where several roads or paths meet; esp. an open space in a park where several roads meet.

Concourse (n.) Concurrence; cooperation.

Concreate (v. t.) To create at the same time.

Concremation (n.) The act of burning different things together.

Concrement (n.) A growing together; the collection or mass formed by concretion, or natural union.

Concrescence (n.) Coalescence of particles; growth; increase by the addition of particles.

Concrescible (a.) Capable of being changed from a liquid to a solid state.

Concrescive (a.) Growing together, or into union; uniting.

Concrete (a.) United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.

Concrete (a.) Standing for an object as it exists in nature, invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to abstract.

Concrete (a.) Applied to a specific object; special; particular; -- opposed to general. See Abstract, 3.

Concrete (n.) A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.

Concrete (n.) A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways, foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.

Concrete (n.) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.

Concrete (n.) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.

Concreted (imp. & p. p.) of Concrete

Concreting (p. pr & vb. n.) of Concrete

Concrete (v. i.) To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.

Concrete (v. t.) To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.

Concrete (v. t.) To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.

Concretely (adv.) In a concrete manner.

Concreteness (n.) The quality of being concrete.

Concretion (n.) The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification.

Concretion (n.) A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus.

Concretion (n.) A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay.

Concretional (a.) Concretionary.

Concretionary (a.) Pertaining to, or formed by, concretion or aggregation; producing or containing concretions.

Concretive (a.) Promoting concretion.

Concretively (adv.) In a concrete manner.

Concreture (n.) A mass formed by concretion.

Concrew (a.) To grow together.

Concrimination (n.) A joint accusation.

Concubinacy (n.) The practice of concubinage.

Concubinage (n.) The cohabiting of a man and a woman who are not legally married; the state of being a concubine.

Concubinage (n.) A plea, in which it is alleged that the woman suing for dower was not lawfully married to the man in whose lands she seeks to be endowed, but that she was his concubine.

Concubinal (a.) Of or pertaining to concubinage.

Concubinarian (a. & n.) Concubinary.

Concubinary (a.) Relating to concubinage; living in concubinage.

Concubinaries (pl. ) of Concubinary

Concubinary (n.) One who lives in concubinage.

Concubinate (n.) Concubinage.

Concubine (n.) A woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife; a paramour.

Concubine (n.) A wife of inferior condition; a lawful wife, but not united to the man by the usual ceremonies, and of inferior condition. Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham; and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws. Their children were not heirs of their father.

Concultated (imp. & p. p.) of Conculcate

Conculcating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conculcate

Conculcate (v. t.) To tread or trample under foot.

Concupiscence (n.) Sexual lust; morbid carnal passion.

Concupiscent (a.) Having sexual lust; libidinous; lustful; lecherous; salacious.

Concupiscential (a.) Relating to concupiscence.

Concupiscentious (a.) Concupiscent.

Concupiscible (a.) Exciting to, or liable to be affected by, concupiscence; provoking lustful desires.

Concupiscible (a.) Exciting desire, good or evil.

Concupiscibleness (n.) The state of being concupiscible.

Concupy (n.) Concupiscence. [Used only in "Troilus and Cressida"]

Concurred (imp. & p. p.) of Concur

Concurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concur

Concur (v. i.) To run together; to meet.

Concur (v. i.) To meet in the same point; to combine or conjoin; to contribute or help toward a common object or effect.

Concur (v. i.) To unite or agree (in action or opinion); to join; to act jointly; to agree; to coincide; to correspond.

Concur (v. i.) To assent; to consent.

Concurrence (n.) The act of concurring; a meeting or coming together; union; conjunction; combination.

Concurrence (n.) A meeting of minds; agreement in opinion; union in design or act; -- implying joint approbation.

Concurrence (n.) Agreement or consent, implying aid or contribution of power or influence; cooperation.

Concurrence (n.) A common right; coincidence of equal powers; as, a concurrence of jurisdiction in two different courts.

Concurrency (n.) Concurrence.

Concurrent (a.) Acting in conjunction; agreeing in the same act or opinion; contributing to the same event or effect; cooperating.

Concurrent (a.) Conjoined; associate; concomitant; existing or happening at the same time.

Concurrent (a.) Joint and equal in authority; taking cognizance of similar questions; operating on the same objects; as, the concurrent jurisdiction of courts.

Concurrent (a.) Meeting in one point.

Concurrent (n.) One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.

Concurrent (n.) One pursuing the same course, or seeking the same objects; hence, a rival; an opponent.

Concurrent (n.) One of the supernumerary days of the year over fifty-two complete weeks; -- so called because they concur with the solar cycle, the course of which they follow.

Concurrently (adv.) With concurrence; unitedly.

Concurrentness (n.) The state or quality of being concurrent; concurrence.

Concurring (a.) Agreeing.

Concuss (v. t.) To shake or agitate.

Concuss (v. t.) To force (a person) to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.

Concussation (n.) A violent shock or agitation.

Concussion (n.) A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision of two bodies.

Concussion (n.) A condition of lowered functional activity, without visible structural change, produced in an organ by a shock, as by fall or blow; as, a concussion of the brain.

Concussion (n.) The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to yield up something of value.

Concussive (a.) Having the power or quality of shaking or agitating.

Cond (v. t.) To con, as a ship.

Condemned (imp. & p. p.) of Condemn

Condemning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condemn

Condemn (v. t.) To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.

Condemn (v. t.) To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.

Condemn (v. t.) To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.

Condemn (v. t.) To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.

Condemn (v. t.) To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.

Condemn (v. t.) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.

Condemnable () Worthy of condemnation; blamable; culpable.

Condemnation (n.) The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.

Condemnation (n.) The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.

Condemnation (n.) The state of being condemned.

Condemnation (n.) The ground or reason of condemning.

Condemnatory (a.) Condemning; containing or imposing condemnation or censure; as, a condemnatory sentence or decree.

Condemned (a.) Pronounced to be wrong, guilty, worthless, or forfeited; adjudged or sentenced to punishment, destruction, or confiscation.

Condemned (a.) Used for condemned persons.

Condemner (n.) One who condemns or censures.

Condensability (n.) Capability of being condensed.

Condensable (a.) Capable of being condensed; as, vapor is condensable.

Condensate (v. t.) Made dense; condensed.

Condensated (imp. & p. p.) of Condensate

Condensating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condensate

Condensate (v. t.) To condense.

Condensation (n.) The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.

Condensation (n.) The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water.

Condensation (n.) A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene.

Condensative (a.) Having the property of condensing.

Condensed (imp. & p. p.) of Condense

Condensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condense

Condense (v. t.) To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.

Condense (v. t.) To reduce into another and denser form, as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid form, or steam into water.

Condense (v. i.) To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.

Condense (v. i.) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products.

Condense (v. i.) To undergo polymerization.

Condense (a.) Condensed; compact; dense.

Condenser (n.) One who, or that which, condenses.

Condenser (n.) An instrument for condensing air or other elastic fluids, consisting of a cylinder having a movable piston to force the air into a receiver, and a valve to prevent its escape.

Condenser (n.) An instrument for concentrating electricity by the effect of induction between conducting plates separated by a nonconducting plate.

Condenser (n.) A lens or mirror, usually of short focal distance, used to concentrate light upon an object.

Condenser (n.) An apparatus for receiving and condensing the volatile products of distillation to a liquid or solid form, by cooling.

Condenser (n.) An apparatus, separate from the cylinder, in which the exhaust steam is condensed by the action of cold water or air. See Illust. of Steam engine.

Condensible (a.) Capable of being condensed; as, a gas condensible to a liquid by cold.

Conder (n.) One who watches shoals of fish; a balker. See Balker.

Condescended (imp. & p. p.) of Condescend

Condescending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condescend

Condescend (v. i.) To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior.

Condescend (v. i.) To consent.

Condescendence (n.) Alt. of Condescendency

Condescendency (n.) Condescension.

Condescendingly (adv.) In a condescending manner.

Condescension (n.) The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors.

Condescent (n.) An act of condescension.

Condign (a.) Worthy; suitable; deserving; fit.

Condign (a.) Deserved; adequate; suitable to the fault or crime.

Condignity (n.) Merit, acquired by works, which can claim reward on the score of general benevolence.

Condignly (adv.) According to merit.

Condignness (n.) Agreeableness to deserts; suitableness.

Condiment (n.) Something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning.

Condisciple (n.) A schoolfellow; a fellow-student.

Condite (a.) Preserved; pickled.

Condite (v. t.) To pickle; to preserve; as, to condite pears, quinces, etc.

Condition (n.) Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.

Condition (n.) Essential quality; property; attribute.

Condition (n.) Temperament; disposition; character.

Condition (n.) That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified.

Condition (n.) A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend.

Conditioned (imp. & p. p.) of Condition

Conditioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condition

Condition (v. i.) To make terms; to stipulate.

Condition (v. i.) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.

Condition (n.) To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.

Condition (n.) To contract; to stipulate; to agree.

Condition (n.) To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study.

Condition (n.) To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).

Condition (n.) train; acclimate.

Conditional (a.) Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.

Conditional (a.) Expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense.

Conditional (n.) A limitation.

Conditional (n.) A conditional word, mode, or proposition.

Conditionality (n.) The quality of being conditional, or limited; limitation by certain terms.

Conditionally (adv.) In a conditional manner; subject to a condition or conditions; not absolutely or positively.

Conditionate (v. t.) Conditional.

Conditionate (v. t.) To qualify by conditions; to regulate.

Conditionate (v. t.) To put under conditions; to render conditional.

Conditioned (a.) Surrounded; circumstanced; in a certain state or condition, as of property or health; as, a well conditioned man.

Conditioned (a.) Having, or known under or by, conditions or relations; not independent; not absolute.

Conditionly (adv.) Conditionally.

Conditories (pl. ) of Conditory

Conditory (n.) A repository for holding things; a hinding place.

Condog (v. i.) To concur; to agree.

Condolatory (a.) Expressing condolence.

Condoled (imp. & p. p.) of Condole

Condoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condole

Condole (v. i.) To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with.

Condole (v. t.) To lament or grieve over.

Condolement (n.) Condolence.

Condolement (n.) Sorrow; mourning; lamentation.

Condolence (n.) Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.

Condoler (n.) One who condoles.

Condonation (n.) The act of condoning or pardoning.

Condonation (n.) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated.

Condoned (imp. & p. p.) of Condone

Condoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condone

Condone (v. t.) To pardon; to forgive.

Condone (v. t.) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of either the husband or the wife.

Condor (n.) A very large bird of the Vulture family (Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.

Condottieri (pl. ) of Condottiere

Condottiere (n.) A military adventurer of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, who sold his services, and those of his followers, to any party in any contest.

Conduced (imp. & p. p.) of Conduce

Conducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conduce

Conduce (n.) To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward.

Conduce (v. t.) To conduct; to lead; to guide.

Conducent (a.) Conducive; tending.

Conducibility (n.) The state or quality of being conducible; conducibleness.

Conducible (a.) Conducive; tending; contributing.

Conducibleness (n.) Quality of being conducible.

Conducibly (adv.) In a manner to promote.

Conducive (a.) Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.

Conduciveness (n.) The quality of conducing.

Conduct (n.) The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.

Conduct (n.) Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

Conduct (n.) Convoy; escort; guard; guide.

Conduct (n.) That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.

Conduct (n.) The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.

Conduct (n.) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

Conducted (imp. & p. p.) of Conduct

Conducting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conduct

Conduct (n.) To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.

Conduct (n.) To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.

Conduct (n.) To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well.

Conduct (n.) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.

Conduct (n.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.

Conduct (v. i.) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.

Conduct (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to behave.

Conductibility (n.) Capability of being conducted; as, the conductibility of heat or electricity.

Conductibility (n.) Conductivity; capacity for receiving and transmitting.

Conductible (a.) Capable of being conducted.

Conduction (n.) The act of leading or guiding.

Conduction (n.) The act of training up.

Conduction (n.) Transmission through, or by means of, a conductor; also, conductivity.

Conductive (a.) Having the quality or power of conducting; as, the conductive tissue of a pistil.

Conductivity (n.) The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the conductivity of a nerve.

Conductor (n.) One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.

Conductor (n.) One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.

Conductor (n.) The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.

Conductor (n.) A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.

Conductor (n.) A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director.

Conductor (n.) Same as Leader.

Conductory (a.) Having the property of conducting.

Conductress (n.) A woman who leads or directs; a directress.

Conduit (n.) A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid.

Conduit (n.) A structure forming a reservoir for water.

Conduit (n.) A narrow passage for private communication.

Conduplicate (a.) Folded lengthwise along the midrib, the upper face being within; -- said of leaves or petals in vernation or aestivation.

Conduplication (n.) A doubling together or folding; a duplication.

Condurango (n.) See Cundurango.

Condurrite (n.) A variety of the mineral domeykite, or copper arsenide, from the Condurra mine in Cornwall, England.

Condylar (a.) Of or pertaining to a condyle.

Condyle (n.) A bony prominence; particularly, an eminence at the end of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- sometimes applied also to a concave articular surface.

Condyloid (a.) Shaped like or pertaining to a condyle.

Condylomata (pl. ) of Condylome

Condylomes (pl. ) of Condylome

Condyloma (n.) Alt. of Condylome

Condylome (n.) A wartlike new growth on the outer skin or adjoining mucous membrane.

Condylopod (n.) An arthropod.

Cone (n.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; -- called also a right cone. More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight line always passing through that vertical point; a solid having a circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex.

Cone (n.) Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone, a collection of scoriae around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.

Cone (n.) The fruit or strobile of the Coniferae, as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base.

Cone (n.) A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.

Cone (v. t.) To render cone-shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.

Cone-in-cone (a.) Consisting of a series of parallel cones, each made up of many concentric cones closely packed together; -- said of a kind of structure sometimes observed in sedimentary rocks.

Coneine (n.) See Conine.

Conepate (n.) Alt. of Conepatl

Conepatl (n.) The skunk.

Cone pulley () A pulley for driving machines, etc., having two or more parts or steps of different diameters; a pulley having a conical shape.

Coney (n.) A rabbit. See Cony.

Coney (n.) A fish. See Cony.

Confab (n.) Familiar talk or conversation.

Confabulated (imp. & p. p.) of Confabulate

Confabulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confabulate

Confabulate (v. i.) To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle.

Confabulation (n.) Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.

Confabulatory (a.) Of the nature of familiar talk; in the form of a dialogue.

Confalon (n.) One of a fraternity of seculars, also called Penitents.

Confarreation (n.) A form of marriage among the Romans, in which an offering of bread was made, in presence of the high priest and at least ten witnesses.

Confated (p.a.) Fated or decreed with something else.

Confected (imp. & p. p.) of Confect

Confecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confect

Confect (v. t.) To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of.

Confect (v. t.) To construct; to form; to mingle or mix.

Confect (n.) A comfit; a confection.

Confection (n.) A composition of different materials.

Confection (n.) A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.

Confection (n.) A composition of drugs.

Confection (n.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.

Confectionary (n.) A confectioner.

Confectionary (a.) Prepared as a confection.

Confectioner (n.) A compounder.

Confectioner (n.) One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, candies, etc.

Confectionery (n.) Sweetmeats, in general; things prepared and sold by a confectioner; confections; candies.

Confectionery (n.) A place where candies, sweetmeats, and similar things are made or sold.

Confectory (a.) Pertaining to the art of making sweetmeats.

Confecture (n.) Same as Confiture.

Confeder (v. i.) To confederate.

Confederacies (pl. ) of Confederacy

Confederacy (n.) A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance.

Confederacy (n.) The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation.

Confederacy (n.) A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy.

Confederate (a.) United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.

Confederate (a.) Of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederate congress; Confederate money.

Confederate (n.) One who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense.

Confederate (n.) A name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).

Confederated (imp. & p. p.) of Confederate

Confederating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confederate

Confederate (v. t.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.

Confederate (v. i.) To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.

Confederater (n.) A confederate.

Confederation (n.) The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.

Confederation (n.) The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.

Confederative (a.) Of or pertaining to a confederation.

Confederator (n.) A confederate.

Conferred (imp. & p. p.) of Confer

Conferring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confer

Confer (v. t.) To bring together for comparison; to compare.

Confer (v. t.) To grant as a possession; to bestow.

Confer (v. t.) To contribute; to conduce.

Confer (v. i.) To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.

Conferee (n.) One who is conferred with, or who takes part in a conference; as, the conferees on the part of the Senate.

Conferee (n.) One upon whom something is conferred.

Conference (n.) The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.

Conference (n.) The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.

Conference (n.) A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.

Conference (n.) A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.

Conference (n.) A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.

Conference (n.) A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.

Conferential (a.) Relating to conference.

Conferrable (a.) Capable of being conferred.

Conferree (n.) Same as Conferee.

Conferrer (n.) One who confers; one who converses.

Conferrer (n.) One who bestows; a giver.

Conferruminate (a.) Alt. of Conferruminated

Conferruminated (a.) Closely united by the coalescence, or sticking together, of contiguous faces, as in the case of the cotyledons of the live-oak acorn.

Confervae (pl. ) of Conferva

Conferva (n.) Any unbranched, slender, green plant of the fresh-water algae. The word is frequently used in a wider sense.

Confervaceous (a.) Belonging to the confervae.

Confervoid (a.) Like, or related to, the confervae.

Confervous (a.) Pertaining to confervae; consisting of, or resembling, the confervae.

Confessed (imp. & p. p.) of Confess

Confessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confess

Confess (v. t.) To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt.

Confess (v. t.) To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.

Confess (v. t.) To admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment.

Confess (v. t.) To make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.

Confess (v. t.) To hear or receive such confession; -- said of a priest.

Confess (v. t.) To disclose or reveal, as an effect discloses its cause; to prove; to attest.

Confess (v. i.) To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience.

Confess (v. i.) To acknowledge; to admit; to concede.

Confessant (n.) One who confesses to a priest.

Confessary (n.) One who makes a confession.

Confessedly (adv.) By confession; without denial.

Confesser (n.) One who makes a confession.

Confession (n.) Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.

Confession (n.) Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.

Confession (n.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.

Confession (n.) A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.

Confession (n.) An admission by a party to whom an act is imputed, in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may be explained or rebutted.

Confessional (n.) The recess, seat, or inclosed place, where a priest sits to hear confessions; often a small structure furnished with a seat for the priest and with a window or aperture so that the penitent who is outside may whisper into the priest's ear without being seen by him or heard by others.

Confessional (a.) Pertaining to a confession of faith.

Confessionalism (n.) An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith.

Confessionalist (n.) A priest hearing, or sitting to hear, confession.

Confessionary (n.) A confessional.

Confessionary (a.) Pertaining to auricular confession; as, a confessionary litany.

Confessionist (n.) One professing a certain faith.

Confessor (n.) One who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically, one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for his faith.

Confessor (n.) A priest who hears the confessions of others and is authorized to grant them absolution.

Confessorship (n.) The act or state of suffering persecution for religious faith.

Confestly (adv.) See Cofessedly.

Confidant (n. fem.) Alt. of Confidante

Confidante (n. fem.) One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.

Confided (imp. & p. p.) of Confide

Confiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confide

Confide (v. i.) To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.

Confide (v. t.) To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to.

Confidence (n.) The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in.

Confidence (n.) That in which faith is put or reliance had.

Confidence (n.) The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; -- often with self prefixed.

Confidence (n.) Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them.

Confidence (n.) Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved.

Confidence (n.) Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted.

Confidence (n.) Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous.

Confidence (n.) Giving occasion for confidence.

Confident (n.) See Confidant.

Confidential (a.) Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk.

Confidential (a.) Communicated in confidence; secret.

Confidentially (adv.) In confidence; in reliance on secrecy.

Confidently (adv.) With confidence; with strong assurance; positively.

Confidentness (n.) The quality of being confident.

Confider (n.) One who confides.

Confiding (a.) That confides; trustful; unsuspicious.

Configurate (v. i.) To take form or position, as the parts of a complex structure; to agree with a pattern.

Configuration (n.) Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing' shape; figure.

Configuration (n.) Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.

Configured (imp. & p. p.) of Configure

Configuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Configure

Configure (v. t.) To arrange or dispose in a certain form, figure, or shape.

Confinable (a.) Capable of being confined, restricted, or limited.

Confined (imp. & p. p.) of Confine

Confining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confine

Confine (v. t.) To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.

Confine (v. i.) To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with.

Confine (n.) Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Confine (n.) Apartment; place of restraint; prison.

Confineless (a.) Without limitation or end; boundless.

Confinement (n.) Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.

Confinement (n.) Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in.

Confiner (n.) One who, or that which, limits or restrains.

Confiner (n.) One who lives on confines, or near the border of a country; a borderer; a near neighbor.

Confinity (n.) Community of limits; contiguity.

Confrmed (imp. & p. p.) of Confirm

Confirming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confirm

Confirm (v. t.) To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.

Confirm (v. t.) To strengthen in judgment or purpose.

Confirm (v. t.) To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.

Confirm (v. t.) To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty.

Confirm (v. t.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.

Confirmable (a.) That may be confirmed.

Confirmance (n.) Confirmation.

Confirmation (n.) The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.

Confirmation (n.) That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.

Confirmation (n.) A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc.

Confirmation (n.) A conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable.

Confirmative (a.) Tending to confirm or establish.

Confirmator (n.) One who, or that which, confirms; a confirmer.

Confirmatory (a. .) Serving to confirm; corroborative.

Confirmatory (a. .) Pertaining to the rite of confirmation.

Confirmedly (adv.) With confirmation.

Confirmedness (n.) A fixed state.

Confirmee (n.) One to whom anything is confirmed.

Confirmer (n.) One who, or that which, confirms, establishes, or ratifies; one who corroborates.

Confirmingly (adv.) In a confirming manner.

Confiscable (a.) Capable of being confiscated; liable to forfeiture.

Confiscate (a.) Seized and appropriated by the government to the public use; forfeited.

Confiscated (imp. & p. p.) of Confiscate

Confiscating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confiscate

Confiscate (v. t. ) To seize as forfeited to the public treasury; to appropriate to the public use.

Confiscation (n.) The act or process of taking property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited to the public use.

Confiscator (n.) One who confiscates.

Confiscatory (a.) Effecting confiscation; characterized by confiscations.

Confit (n.) Same as Comfit.

Confitent (n.) One who confesses his sins and faults.

Confiteor (n.) A form of prayer in which public confession of sins is made.

Confiture (n.) Composition; preparation, as of a drug, or confection; a sweetmeat.

Confixed (imp. & p. p.) of Confix

Confix (v. t.) To fix; to fasten.

Confixure (n.) Act of fastening.

Conflagrant (a.) Burning together in a common flame.

Conflagration (n.) A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

Conflated (imp. & p. p.) of Conflate

Conflating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conflate

Conflate (v. t.) To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate.

Conflation (n.) A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry.

Conflict (v.) A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.

Conflict (v.) A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.

Conflicted (imp. & p. p.) of Conflict

Conflicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conflict

Conflict (v. i.) To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.

Conflict (v. i.) To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.

Conflict (v. i.) To be in opposition; to be contradictory.

Conflicting (a.) Being in conflict or collision, or in opposition; contending; contradictory; incompatible; contrary; opposing.

Conflictive (a.) Tending to conflict; conflicting.

Confluence (n.) The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting.

Confluence (n.) Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a concourse; an assemblage.

Confluent (a.) Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another.

Confluent (a.) Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction.

Confluent (a.) Running together or uniting, as pimples or pustules.

Confluent (a.) Characterized by having the pustules, etc., run together or unite, so as to cover the surface; as, confluent smallpox.

Confluent (n.) A small steam which flows into a large one.

Confluent (n.) The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc.

Conflux (n.) A flowing together; a meeting of currents.

Conflux (n.) A large assemblage; a passing multitude.

Confluxibility (n.) The tendency of fluids to run together.

Confluxible (a.) Inclined to flow or run together.

Confocal (a.) Having the same foci; as, confocal quadrics.

Conform (a.) Of the same form; similar in import; conformable.

Conformed (imp. & p. p.) of Conform

Conforming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conform

Conform (v. t.) To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; -- usually with to or unto.

Conform (v. i.) To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; -- with to or with.

Conform (v. i.) To comply with the usages of the Established Church; to be a conformist.

Conformability (n.) The state of being conformable.

Conformability (n.) The parallelism of two sets of strata which are in contact.

Conformable (a.) Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to.

Conformable (a.) Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow direstions; submissive; compliant.

Conformable (a.) Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact.

Conformableness (n.) The quality of being conformable; conformability.

Conformably (adv.) With conformity or in conformity; suitably; agreeably.

Conformance (n.) Conformity.

Conformate (a.) Having the same form.

Conformation (n.) The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.

Conformation (n.) The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.

Conformer (n.) One who conforms; one who complies with established forms or doctrines.

Conformist (n.) One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.

Conformities (pl. ) of Conformity

Conformity (n.) Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; -- followed by to, with, or between.

Conformity (n.) Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.

Confortation (n.) The act of strengthening.

Confounded (imp. & p. p.) of Confound

Confounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confound

Confound (v. t.) To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.

Confound (v. t.) To mistake for another; to identify falsely.

Confound (v. t.) To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.

Confound (v. t.) To destroy; to ruin; to waste.

Confounded (a.) Confused; perplexed.

Confounded (a.) Excessive; extreme; abominable.

Confoundedly (adv.) Extremely; odiously; detestable.

Confoundedness (n.) The state of being confounded.

Confounder (n.) One who confounds.

Confract (a.) Broken in pieces; severed.

Confragose (a.) Broken; uneven.

Confraternities (pl. ) of Confraternity

Confraternity (n.) A society of body of men united for some purpose, or in some profession; a brotherhood.

Confrere (n.) Fellow member of a fraternity; intimate associate.

Confrication (n.) A rubbing together; friction.

Confrier (n.) A confr/re.

Confronted (imp. & p. p.) of Confront

Confronting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confront

Confront (v. t.) To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.

Confront (v. t.) To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.

Confront (v. t.) To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.

Confrontation (n.) Act of confrontating.

Confronte (a.) Same as Affronte.

Confronter (n.) One who confronts.

Confrontment (n.) The act of confronting; the state of being face to face.

Confrontment (n.) The act of confronting; the state of being face to face.

Confucian (a.) Of, or relating to, Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and teacher.

Confucian (n.) A Confucianist.

Confucianism (n.) The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.

Confucianist (n.) A follower of Confucius; a Confucian.

Confus (a.) Confused, disturbed.

Confusability (n.) Capability of being confused.

Confusable (a.) Capable of being confused.

Confuse (a.) Mixed; confounded.

Confused (imp. & p. p.) of Confuse

Confusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confuse

Confuse (v. t.) To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.

Confuse (v. t.) To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

Confusedly (adv.) In a confused manner.

Confusedness (n.) A state of confusion.

Confusely (adv.) Confusedly; obscurely.

Confusion (n.) The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.

Confusion (n.) The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.

Confusion (n.) Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

Confusion (n.) One who confuses; a confounder.

Confusive (a.) Confusing; having a tendency to confusion.

Confutable (a.) That may be confuted.

Confutant (n.) One who undertakes to confute.

Confutation (n.) The act or process of confuting; refutation.

Confutative (a.) Adapted or designed to confute.

Confuted (imp. & p. p.) of Confute

Confuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confute

Confute (v. t.) To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false or defective; to overcome; to silence.

Confutement (n.) Confutation.

Confuter (n.) One who confutes or disproves.

Cong (n.) An abbreviation of Congius.

Conge (n.) The act of taking leave; parting ceremony; farewell; also, dismissal.

Conge (n.) The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy.

Conge (n.) An apophyge.

Conge (n.) To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.

Congeable (a.) Permissible; done lawfully; as, entry congeable.

Congealed (imp. & p. p.) of Congeal

Congealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Congeal

Congeal (v. t.) To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze.

Congeal (v. t.) To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or cause to run cold; to chill.

Congeal (v. i.) To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be chilled.

Congealable (a.) Capable of being congealed.

Congealedness (n.) The state of being congealed.

Congealment (n.) The act or the process of congealing; congeliation.

Congealment (n.) That which is formed by congelation; a clot.

Congee (n. & v.) See Conge, Conge.

Congee (n.) Boiled rice; rice gruel.

Congee (n.) A jail; a lockup.

Congelation (n.) The act or process of passing, or causing to pass, from a fluid to a solid state, as by the abstraction of heat; the act or process of freezing.

Congelation (n.) The state of being congealed.

Congelation (n.) That which is congealed.

Congener (n.) A thing of the same genus, species, or kind; a thing allied in nature, character, or action.

Congeneracy (n.) Similarity of origin; affinity.

Congeneric (a.) Alt. of Congenerical

Congenerical (a.) Belonging to the same genus; allied in origin, nature, or action.

Congenerous (a.) Allied in origin or cause; congeneric; as, congenerous diseases.

Congenial (a.) Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.

Congenial (a.) Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition.

Congeniality (n.) The state or quality of being congenial; natural affinity; adaptation; suitableness.

Congenialize (v. t.) To make congenial.

Congenially (adv.) In a congenial manner; as, congenially married or employed.

Congenialness (n.) Congeniality.

Congenious (a.) Congeneric.

Congenital (a.) Existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; natural; as, a congenital deformity. See Connate.

Congenitally (dv.) In a congenital manner.

Congenite (a.) Congenital; connate; inborn. See Congenital.

Conger (n.) The conger eel; -- called also congeree.

Congeries (n. sing & pl.) A collection of particles or bodies into one mass; a heap; an aggregation.

Congest (v. t. ) To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; to bring together; to accumulate.

Congest (v. t. ) To cause an overfullness of the blood vessels (esp. the capillaries) of an organ or part.

Congested (a.) Crowded together.

Congested (a.) Containing an unnatural accumulation of blood; hyperaemic; -- said of any part of the body.

Congestion (n.) The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.

Congestion (n.) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hyper/mia, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs.

Congestive (a.) Pertaining to, indicating, or attended with, congestion in some part of the body; as, a congestive fever.

Congiaries (pl. ) of Congiary

Congiary (n.) A present, as of corn, wine, or oil, made by a Roman emperor to the soldiers or the people; -- so called because measured to each in a congius.

Congius (n.) A liquid measure containing about three quarts.

Congius (n.) A gallon, or four quarts.

Conglaciate (v. t. & i.) To turn to ice; to freeze.

Conglaciation (n.) The act or process of changing into ice, or the state of being converted to ice; a freezing; congelation; also, a frost.

Conglobate (a.) Collected into, or forming, a rounded mass or ball; as, the conglobate [lymphatic] glands; conglobate flowers.

Conglobated (imp. & p. p.) of Conglobate

Conglobating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conglobate

Conglobate (v. t.) To collect or form into a ball or rounded mass; to gather or mass together.

Conglobation (n.) The act or process of forming into a ball.

Conglobation (n.) A round body.

Conglobed (imp. & p. p.) of Conglobe

Conglobing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conglobe

Conglobe (v. t. ) To gather into a ball; to collect into a round mass.

Conglobe (v. i.) To collect, unite, or coalesce in a round mass.

Conglobulate (v. i.) To gather into a small round mass.

Conglomerate (a.) Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light.

Conglomerate (a.) Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers.

Conglomerate (a.) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.

Conglomerate (n.) That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation.

Conglomerate (n.) A rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia.

Conglomerated (imp. & p. p.) of Conglomerate

Conglomerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conglomerate

Conglomerate (v. t.) To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.

Conglomeration (n.) The act or process of gathering into a mass; the state of being thus collected; collection; accumulation; that which is conglomerated; a mixed mass.

Conglutin (n.) A variety of vegetable casein, resembling legumin, and found in almonds, rye, wheat, etc.

Conglutinant (a.) Cementing together; uniting closely; causing to adhere; promoting healing, as of a wound or a broken bone, by adhesion of the parts.

Conglutinate (a.) Glued together; united, as by some adhesive substance.

Conglutinated (imp. & p. p.) of Conglutinate

Conglutinate (v. t.) To glue together; to unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; to cause to adhere or to grow together.

Conglutinate (v. i.) To unite by the intervention of some glutinous substance; to coalesce.

Conglutination (n.) A gluing together; a joining by means of some tenacious substance; junction; union.

Conglutinative (a.) Conglutinant.

Congou (n.) Alt. of Congo

Congo (n.) Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. See Tea.

Congo snake () An amphibian (Amphiuma means) of the order Urodela, found in the southern United States. See Amphiuma.

Congratulant (a.) Rejoicing together; congratulatory.

Congratulated (imp. & p. p.) of Congratulate

Congratulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Congratulate

Congratulate (v. t.) To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to.

Congratulate (v. i.) To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country.

Congratulation (n.) The act of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic pleasure.

Congratulator (n.) One who offers congratulation.

Congratulatory (a.) Expressive of sympathetic joy; as, a congratulatory letter.

Congree (v. i.) To agree.

Congreet (v. t.) To salute mutually.

Congregate (a.) Collected; compact; close.

Congregated (imp. & p. p.) of Congregate

Congregating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Congregate

Congregate (v. t.) To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact.

Congregate (v. i.) To come together; to assemble; to meet.

Congregation (n.) The act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass.

Congregation (n.) A collection or mass of separate things.

Congregation (n.) An assembly of persons; a gathering; esp. an assembly of persons met for the worship of God, and for religious instruction; a body of people who habitually so meet.

Congregation (n.) The whole body of the Jewish people; -- called also Congregation of the Lord.

Congregation (n.) A body of cardinals or other ecclesiastics to whom as intrusted some department of the church business; as, the Congregation of the Propaganda, which has charge of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Congregation (n.) A company of religious persons forming a subdivision of a monastic order.

Congregation (n.) The assemblage of Masters and Doctors at Oxford or Cambrige University, mainly for the granting of degrees.

Congregation (n.) the name assumed by the Protestant party under John Knox. The leaders called themselves (1557) Lords of the Congregation.

Congregational (a.) Of or pertaining to a congregation; conducted, or participated in, by a congregation; as, congregational singing.

Congregational (a.) Belonging to the system of Congregationalism, or to Congregationalist; holding to the faith and polity of Congregationalism; as, a Congregational church.

Congregationalism (n.) That system of church organization which vests all ecclesiastical power in the assembled brotherhood of each local church.

Congregationalism (n.) The faith and polity of the Congregational churches, taken collectively.

Congregationalist (n.) One who belongs to a Congregational church or society; one who holds to Congregationalism.

Congresses (pl. ) of Congress

Congress (n.) A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.

Congress (n.) A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.

Congress (n.) The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.

Congress (n.) A gathering or assembly; a conference.

Congress (n.) A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.

Congress (n.) The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.

Congress (n.) The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.

Congression (n.) A coming or bringing together, as in a public meeting, in a dispute, in the act of comparing, or in sexual intercourse.

Congressional (a.) Of or pertaining to a congress, especially, to the Congress of the United States; as, congressional debates.

Congressive (a.) Encountering, or coming together.

Congressmen (pl. ) of Congressman

Congressman (n.) A member of the Congress of the United States, esp. of the House of Representatives.

Congreve rocket () See under Rocket.

Congrue (v. i.) To agree; to be suitable.

Congruence (n.) Suitableness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency.

Congruency (n.) Congruence.

Congruent (a.) Possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding.

Congruism (n.) See Congruity.

Congruities (pl. ) of Congruity

Congruity (n.) The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.

Congruity (n.) Coincidence, as that of lines or figures laid over one another.

Congruity (n.) That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace.

Congruous (a.) Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent.

Congruously (adv.) In a congruous manner.

Conhydrine (n.) A vegetable alkaloid found with conine in the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). It is a white crystalline substance, C8H17NO, easily convertible into conine.

Conia (n.) Same as Conine.

Conic (a.) Alt. of Conical

Conical (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel.

Conical (a.) Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections.

Conic (n.) A conic section.

Conicality (n.) Conicalness.

Conically (adv.) In the form of a cone.

Conicalness (n.) State or quality of being conical.

Conico- (a.) A combining form, meaning somewhat resembling a cone; as, conico-cylindrical, resembling a cone and a cylinder; conico-hemispherical; conico-subulate.

Conicoid (a.) Same as Conoidal.

Conics (n.) That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.

Conics (n.) Conic sections.

Conida (pl. ) of Conidium

Conidium (n.) A peculiar kind of reproductive cell found in certain fungi, and often containing zoospores.

Conifer (n.) A tree or shrub bearing cones; one of the order Coniferae, which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some) the yew.

Coniferin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the cambium layer of coniferous trees as a white crystalline substance.

Coniferous (a.) Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.

Coniferous (a.) Pertaining to the order Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.

Coniform (a.) Cone-shaped; conical.

Coniine (n.) See Conine.

Conimene (n.) Same as Olibene.

Conine (n.) A powerful and very poisonous vegetable alkaloid found in the hemlock (Conium maculatum) and extracted as a colorless oil, C8H17N, of strong repulsive odor and acrid taste. It is regarded as a derivative of piperidine and likewise of one of the collidines. It occasions a gradual paralysis of the motor nerves. Called also coniine, coneine, conia, etc. See Conium, 2.

Coniroster (n.) One of the Conirostres.

Conirostral (a.) Belonging to the Conirostres.

Conirostres (n. pl.) A tribe of perching birds, including those which have a strong conical bill, as the finches.

Conisor (n.) See Cognizor.

Conistra (n.) Originally, a part of the palestra, or gymnasium among the Greeks; either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers, or the wrestling ground itself. Hence, a part of the orchestra of the Greek theater.

Conite (n.) A magnesian variety of dolomite.

Conium (n.) A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered, umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit ("seeds") and decompound leaves.

Conium (n.) The common hemlock (Conium maculatum, poison hemlock, spotted hemlock, poison parsley), a roadside weed of Europe, Asia, and America, cultivated in the United States for medicinal purpose. It is an active poison. The leaves and fruit are used in medicine.

Conject (n.) To throw together, or to throw.

Conject (v. t.) To conjecture; also, to plan.

Conjector (n.) One who guesses or conjectures.

Conjecturable (a.) Capable of being conjectured or guessed.

Conjectural (a.) Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed at; undetermined; doubtful.

Conjecturalist (n.) A conjecturer.

Conjecturally (n.) That which depends upon guess; guesswork.

Conjecturally (adv.) In a conjectural manner; by way of conjecture.

Conjecture (n.) An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.

Conjectured (imp. & p. p.) of Conjecture

Conjecturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjecture

Conjecture (v. t.) To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.

Conjecture (v. i.) To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.

Conjecturer (n.) One who conjectures.

Conjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Conjoin

Conjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjoin

Conjoin (v. t.) To join together; to unite.

Conjoin (v. i.) To unite; to join; to league.

Conjoined (a.) Joined together or touching.

Conjoint (a.) United; connected; associated.

Conjointly (adv.) In a conjoint manner; untitedly; jointly; together.

Conjointness (n.) The quality of being conjoint.

Conjubilant (a.) Shouting together for joy; rejoicing together.

Conjugal (a.) Belonging to marriage; suitable or appropriate to the marriage state or to married persons; matrimonial; connubial.

Conjugality (n.) The conjugal state; sexual intercourse.

Conjugally (adv.) In a conjugal manner; matrimonially; connubially.

Conjugate (a.) United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.

Conjugate (a.) In single pairs; coupled.

Conjugate (a.) Containing two or more radicals supposed to act the part of a single one.

Conjugate (a.) Agreeing in derivation and radical signification; -- said of words.

Conjugate (a.) Presenting themselves simultaneously and having reciprocal properties; -- frequently used in pure and applied mathematics with reference to two quantities, points, lines, axes, curves, etc.

Conjugate (n.) A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification.

Conjugate (n.) A complex radical supposed to act the part of a single radical.

Conjugated (imp. & p. p.) of Conjugate

Conjugating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjugate

Conjugate (v. t.) To unite in marriage; to join.

Conjugate (v. t.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons.

Conjugate (v. i.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.

Conjugation (n.) the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage.

Conjugation (n.) Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple.

Conjugation (n.) The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections.

Conjugation (n.) A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb.

Conjugation (n.) A class of verbs conjugated in the same manner.

Conjugation (n.) A kind of sexual union; -- applied to a blending of the contents of two or more cells or individuals in some plants and lower animals, by which new spores or germs are developed.

Conjugational (a.) relating to conjugation.

Conjugial (a.) Conjugal.

Conjugium (n.) The marriage tie.

Conjunct (a.) United; conjoined; concurrent.

Conjunct (a.) Same as Conjoined.

Conjunction (n.) The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league.

Conjunction (n.) The meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. See the Note under Aspect, n., 6.

Conjunction (n.) A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words; as, and, but, if.

Conjunctional (a.) Relating to a conjunction.

Conjunctiva (n.) The mucous membrane which covers the external surface of the ball of the eye and the inner surface of the lids; the conjunctival membrane.

Conjunctival (a.) Joining; connecting.

Conjunctival (a.) Of or pertaining to the conjunctiva.

Conjunctive (a.) Serving to unite; connecting together.

Conjunctive (a.) Closely united.

Conjunctively (adv.) In conjunction or union; together.

Conjunctiveness (n.) The state or quality of being conjunctive.

Conjunctivitis (n.) Inflammation of the conjunctiva.

Conjunctly (adv.) In union; conjointly; unitedly; together.

Conjuncture (n.) The act of joining, or state of being joined; union; connection; combination.

Conjuncture (n.) A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances; complication or combination of events or circumstances; plight resulting from various conditions.

Conjuration (n.) The act of calling or summoning by a sacred name, or in solemn manner; the act of binding by an oath; an earnest entreaty; adjuration.

Conjuration (n.) The act or process of invoking supernatural aid by the use of a magical form of words; the practice of magic arts; incantation; enchantment.

Conjuration (n.) A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy.

Conjurator (n.) One who swears or is sworn with others; one bound by oath with others; a compurgator.

Conjured (imp. & p. p.) of Conjure

Conjuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjure

Conjure (v. t.) To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.

Conjure (v. i.) To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.

Conjure (v. t.) To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.

Conjure (v. i.) To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.

Conjurement (n.) Serious injunction; solemn demand or entreaty.

Conjurer (n.) One who conjures; one who calls, entreats, or charges in a solemn manner.

Conjurer (n.) One who practices magic arts; one who pretends to act by the aid super natural power; also, one who performs feats of legerdemain or sleight of hand.

Conjurer (n.) One who conjectures shrewdly or judges wisely; a man of sagacity.

Conjuror (n.) One bound by a common oath with others.

Conjury (n.) The practice of magic; enchantment.

Conn (v. t.) See Con, to direct a ship.

Connascence (n.) Alt. of Connascency

Connascency (n.) The common birth of two or more at the same tome; production of two or more together.

Connascency (n.) That which is born or produced with another.

Connascency (n.) The act of growing together.

Connascent (a.) Born together; produced at the same time.

Connate (a.) Born with another; being of the same birth.

Connate (a.) Congenital; existing from birth.

Connate (a.) Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body; as, connate leaves or athers. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.

Connate-perfoliate (a.) Connate or coalescent at the base so as to produce a broad foliaceous body through the center of which the stem passes; -- applied to leaves, as the leaves of the boneset.

Connation (n.) Connection by birth; natural union.

Connatural (a. ) Connected by nature; united in nature; inborn; inherent; natural.

Connatural (a. ) Partaking of the same nature.

Connaturality (n.) Participation of the same nature; natural union or connection.

Connaturalize (v. t.) To bring to the same nature as something else; to adapt.

Connaturally (adv.) By the act of nature; originally; from birth.

Connaturalness (n.) Participation of the same nature; natural union.

Connature (n.) Participation in a common nature or character.

Connected (imp. & p. p.) of Connect

Connecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Connect

Connect (v. t.) To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.

Connect (v. t.) To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.

Connect (v. i.) To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connect with another.

Connectedly (adv.) In a connected manner.

Connection (n.) The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship.

Connection (n.) That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.

Connection (n.) A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.

Connection (n.) The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection.

Connective (a.) Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.

Connective (n.) That which connects

Connective (n.) A word that connect words or sentences; a conjunction or preposition.

Connective (n.) That part of an anther which connects its thecae, lobes, or cells.

Connectively (adv.) In connjunction; jointly.

Connector (n.) One who, or that which, connects

Connector (n.) A flexible tube for connecting the ends of glass tubes in pneumatic experiments.

Connector (n.) A device for holding two parts of an electrical conductor in contact.

Conner (n.) A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American cunner. See Cunner.

Connex (v. t.) To connect.

Connexion (n.) Connection. See Connection.

Connexive (a.) See Connective.

Conning tower (n.) The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.

Connivance (n.) Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or cooperation.

Connivance (n.) Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it.

Connived (imp. & p. p.) of Connive

Conniving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Connive

Connive (v. i.) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.

Connive (v. i.) To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; -- usually followed by at.

Connive (v. t.) To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see.

Connivency (n.) Connivance.

Connivent (a.) Forbearing to see; designedly inattentive; as, connivent justice.

Connivent (a.) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact; as, the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.

Conniver (n.) One who connives.

Connoisseur (n.) One well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine arts.

Connoisseurship (n.) State of being a connoisseur.

Connotate (v. t.) To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply.

Connotation (n.) The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.

Connotative (a.) Implying something additional; illative.

Connotative (a.) Implying an attribute. See Connote.

Connotatively (adv.) In a connotative manner; expressing connotation.

Connoted (imp. & p. p.) of Connote

Connoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Connote

Connote (v. t.) To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.

Connote (v. t.) To imply as an attribute.

Connubial (a.) Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.

Connubiality (n.) The quality of being connubial; something characteristics of the conjugal state; an expression of connubial tenderness.

Connumeration (n.) A reckoning together.

Connusance (n.) See Cognizance.

Connusant (a.) See Cognizant.

Connusor (n.) See Cognizor.

Connutritious (a.) Nutritious by force of habit; -- said of certain kinds of food.

Conny (a.) Brave; fine; canny.

Conodont (n.) A peculiar toothlike fossil of many forms, found especially in carboniferous rocks. Such fossils are supposed by some to be the teeth of marsipobranch fishes, but they are probably the jaws of annelids.

Conoid (n.) Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone.

Conoid (n.) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis; as, a parabolic conoid, elliptic conoid, etc.; -- more commonly called paraboloid, ellipsoid, etc.

Conoid (n.) A surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner as always to meet a given straight line and a given curve, and continue parallel to a given plane.

Conoid (a.) Resembling a cone; conoidal.

Conoidal (a.) Nearly, but not exactly, conical.

Conoidic (a.) Alt. of Conoidical

Conoidical (a.) Pertaining to a conoid; having the form of a conoid.

Conominee (n.) One nominated in conjunction with another; a joint nominee.

Conquadrate (v. t.) To bring into a square.

Conquassate (v. t.) To shake; to agitate.

Conquered (imp. & p. p.) of Conquer

Conquering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conquer

Conquer (v. t.) To gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish.

Conquer (v. t.) To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc.

Conquer (v. t.) To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.

Conquer (v. i.) To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.

Conquerable (a.) Capable of being conquered or subdued.

Conqueress (n.) A woman who conquers.

Conqueror (n.) One who conquers.

Conquest (n.) The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory.

Conquest (n.) That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.

Conquest (n.) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.

Conquest (n.) The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.

Consanguineal (a.) Of the same blood; related by birth.

Consanguined (a.) Of kin blood; related.

Consanguineous (a.) Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

Consanguinity (n.) The relation of persons by blood, in distinction from affinity or relation by marriage; blood relationship; as, lineal consanguinity; collateral consanguinity.

Consarcination (n.) A patching together; patchwork.

Conscience (n.) Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness.

Conscience (n.) The faculty, power, or inward principle which decides as to the character of one's own actions, purposes, and affections, warning against and condemning that which is wrong, and approving and prompting to that which is right; the moral faculty passing judgment on one's self; the moral sense.

Conscience (n.) The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty.

Conscience (n.) Tenderness of feeling; pity.

Conscienced (a.) Having a conscience.

Conscienceless (a.) Without conscience; indifferent to conscience; unscrupulous.

Conscient (a.) Conscious.

Conscientious (a.) Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.

Conscientious (a.) Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.

Conscientiously (adv.) In a conscientious manner; as a matter of conscience; hence; faithfully; accurately; completely.

Conscientiousness (n.) The quality of being conscientious; a scrupulous regard to the dictates of conscience.

Conscionable (a.) Governed by, or according to, conscience; reasonable; just.

Conscionableness (n.) The quality of being conscionable; reasonableness.

Conscionably (adv.) Reasonably; justly.

Conscious (a.) Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.

Conscious (a.) Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.

Conscious (a.) Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.

Consciously (adv.) In a conscious manner; with knowledge of one's own mental operations or actions.

Consciousness (n.) The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.

Consciousness (n.) Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.

Consciousness (n.) Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.

Conscribe (v. t.) To enroll; to enlist.

Conscript (a.) Enrolled; written; registered.

Conscript (n.) One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a soldier or sailor.

Conscript (v. t.) To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.

Conscription (n.) An enrolling or registering.

Conscription (n.) A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft.

Conscription (a.) Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.

Consecrate (a.) Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

Consecrated (imp. & p. p.) of Consecrate

Consecrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consecrate

Consecrate (v. t.) To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.

Consecrate (v. t.) To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.

Consecrate (v. t.) To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.

Consecrate (v. t.) To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.

Consecrater (n.) Consecrator.

Consecration (n.) The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.

Consecrator (n.) One who consecrates; one who performs the rites by which a person or thing is devoted or dedicated to sacred purposes.

Consecratory (a.) Of or pertaining to the act of consecration; dedicatory.

Consectaneous (a.) Following as a matter of course.

Consectary (a.) Following by consequence; consequent; deducible.

Consectary (n.) That which follows by consequence or is logically deducible; deduction from premises; corollary.

Consecute (v. t.) To follow closely; to endeavor to overtake; to pursue.

Consecution (n.) A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.

Consecution (n.) A succession or series of any kind.

Consecutive (a.) Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.

Consecutive (a.) Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.

Consecutive (a.) Having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden.

Consecutively (adv.) In a consecutive manner; by way of sequence; successively.

Consecutiveness (n.) The state or quality of being consecutive.

Consension (n.) Agreement; accord.

Consensual (v. i.) Existing, or made, by the mutual consent of two or more parties.

Consensual (v. i.) Excited or caused by sensation, sympathy, or reflex action, and not by conscious volition; as, consensual motions.

Consensus (n.) Agreement; accord; consent.

Consented (imp. & p. p.) of Consent

Consenting (p. pr. & vb. n) of Consent

Consent (v. i.) To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.

Consent (v. i.) To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.

Consent (v. t.) To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.

Consent (n.) Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.

Consent (n.) Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.

Consent (n.) Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.

Consent (n.) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.

Consent (n.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.

Consentaneity (n.) Mutual agreement.

Consentaneous (a.) Consistent; agreeable; suitable; accordant to; harmonious; concurrent.

Consentant (a.) Consenting.

Consenter (a.) One who consents.

Consentient (a.) Agreeing in mind; accordant.

Consentingly (adv.) With consent; in a compliant manner.

Consequence (n.) That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

Consequence (n.) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.

Consequence (n.) Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

Consequence (n.) Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.

Consequencing (n.) Drawing inference.

Consequent (a.) Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

Consequent (a.) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.

Consequent (n.) That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect.

Consequent (n.) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.

Consequent (n.) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent.

Consequential (a.) Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference; consequent.

Consequential (a.) Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending to importance; pompous; self-important; as, a consequential man. See Consequence, n., 4.

Consequentially (adv.) With just deduction of consequence; with right connection of ideas; logically.

Consequentially (adv.) By remote consequence; not immediately; eventually; as, to do a thing consequentially.

Consequentially (adv.) In a regular series; in the order of cause and effect; with logical concatenation; consecutively; continuously.

Consequentially (adv.) With assumed importance; pompously.

Consequentialness (n.) The quality of being consequential.

Consequently (adv.) By consequence; by natural or logical sequence or connection.

Consertion (n.) Junction; adaptation

Conservable (a.) Capable of being preserved from decay or injury.

Conservancy (n.) Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use.

Conservant (a.) Having the power or quality of conservation.

Conservation (n.) The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

Conservational (a.) Tending to conserve; preservative.

Conservatism (n.) The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established; opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a conservative.

Conservative (a.) Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Conservative (a.) Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

Conservative (a.) Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.

Conservative (n.) One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

Conservative (n.) One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.

Conservative (n.) A member of the Conservative party.

Conservativeness (a.) The quality of being conservative.

Conservatoire (n.) A public place of instruction in any special branch, esp. music and the arts. [See Conservatory, 3].

Conservator (n.) One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver.

Conservator (n.) An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff.

Conservator (n.) One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate.

Conservatory (a.) Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.

Conservatory (n.) That which preserves from injury.

Conservatory (n.) A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic or tender plants.

Conservatory (n.) A public place of instruction, designed to preserve and perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art, esp. music.

Conservatrix (n.) A woman who preserves from loss, injury, etc.

Conserved (imp. & p. p.) of Conserve

Conserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conserve

Conserve (v. t.) To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.

Conserve (v. t.) To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.

Conserve (n.) Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.

Conserve (n.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.

Conserve (n.) A conservatory.

Conserver (n.) One who conserves.

Considered (imp. & p. p.) of Consider

Considering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consider

Consider (v. t.) To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.

Consider (v. t.) To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.

Consider (v. t.) To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.

Consider (v. t.) To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Consider (v. i.) To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.

Consider (v. i.) To hesitate.

Considerable (a.) Worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to.

Considerable (a.) Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons.

Considerable (a.) Of importance or value.

Considerableness (n.) Worthiness of consideration; dignity; value; size; amount.

Considerably (adv.) In a manner or to a degree not trifling or unimportant; greatly; much.

Considerance (n.) Act of considering; consideration.

Considerate (a.) Given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful; esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of other.

Considerate (a.) Having respect to; regardful.

Consideration (n.) The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

Consideration (n.) Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.

Consideration (n.) Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.

Consideration (n.) Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.

Consideration (n.) The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.

Consideration (n.) That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.

Consideration (n.) The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.

Considerative (a.) Considerate; careful; thoughtful.

Considerator (n.) One who considers.

Considerer (n.) One who considers; a man of reflection; a thinker.

Consideringly (adv.) With consideration or deliberation.

Consigned (imp. & p. p.) of Consign

Consigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consign

Consign (v. t.) To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.

Consign (v. t.) To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.

Consign (v. t.) To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.

Consign (v. t.) To assign; to devote; to set apart.

Consign (v. t.) To stamp or impress; to affect.

Consign (v. i.) To submit; to surrender or yield one's self.

Consign (v. i.) To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce.

Consignatary (n.) A consignee.

Consignation (n.) The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.

Consignation (n.) The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.

Consignation (n.) A stamp; an indication; a sign.

Consignatory (n.) One of several that jointly sign a written instrument, as a treaty.

Consignature (n.) Joint signature.

Consigne (n.) A countersign; a watchword.

Consigne (n.) One who is orders to keep within certain limits.

Consignee (n.) The person to whom goods or other things are consigned; a factor; -- correlative to consignor.

Consigner (n.) One who consigns. See Consignor.

Consignificant (a.) Having joint or equal signification; synonymous.

Consignification (n.) Joint signification.

Consignificative (a.) Consignificant; jointly significate.

Consignify (v. t.) To signify or denote in combination with something else.

Consignment (n.) The act of consigning; consignation.

Consignment (n.) The act of consigning or sending property to an agent or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.

Consignment (n.) That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.

Consignment (n.) The writing by which anything is consigned.

Consignor (n.) One who consigns something to another; -- opposed to consignee.

Consilience (n.) Act of concurring; coincidence; concurrence.

Consimilitude (n.) Alt. of Consimility

Consimility (n.) Common resemblance.

Consisted (imp. & p. p.) of Consist

Consisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consist

Consist (v. i.) To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.

Consist (v. i.) To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.

Consist (v. i.) To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.

Consist (v. i.) To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.

Consist (v. i.) To insist; -- followed by on.

Consistence (n.) Alt. of Consistency

Consistency (n.) The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.

Consistency (n.) A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.

Consistency (n.) That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.

Consistency (n.) Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.

Consistency (n.) Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.

Consistent (a.) Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.

Consistent (a.) Having agreement with itself or with something else; having harmony among its parts; possesing unity; accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not contradictory.

Consistent (a.) Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions.

Consistently (adv.) In a consistent manner.

Consistorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a consistory.

Consistorian (a.) Pertaining to a Presbyterian consistory; -- a contemptuous term of 17th century controversy.

Consistories (pl. ) of Consistory

Consistory (n.) Primarily, a place of standing or staying together; hence, any solemn assembly or council.

Consistory (n.) The spiritual court of a diocesan bishop held before his chancellor or commissioner in his cathedral church or elsewhere.

Consistory (n.) An assembly of prelates; a session of the college of cardinals at Rome.

Consistory (n.) A church tribunal or governing body.

Consistory (n.) A civil court of justice.

Consistory (a.) Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a consistory.

Consociate (n.) An associate; an accomplice.

Consociated (imp. & p. p.) of Consociate

Consociating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consociate

Consociate (v. t.) To bring into alliance, confederacy, or relationship; to bring together; to join; to unite.

Consociate (v. t.) To unite in an ecclesiastical consociation.

Consociate (v. i.) To be allied, confederated, or associated; to coalescence.

Consociate (v. i.) To form an ecclesiastical consociation.

Consociation (n.) Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.

Consociation (n.) A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and cooperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.

Consociational (a.) Of or pertaining to a consociation.

Consolable (a.) Capable of receiving consolation.

Consolate (v. t.) To console; to comfort.

Consolation (n.) The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.

Consolato del mare () A collection of maritime laws of disputed origin, supposed to have been first published at Barcelona early in the 14th century. It has formed the basis of most of the subsequent collections of maritime laws.

Consolator (n.) One who consoles or comforts.

Consolatory (a.) Of a consoling or comforting nature.

Consolatory (n.) That which consoles; a speech or writing intended for consolation.

Consoled (imp. & p. p.) of Console

Consoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Console

Console (v. t.) To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.

Console (n.) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.

Console (n.) Any small bracket; also, a console table.

Consoler (n.) One who gives consolation.

Consolidant (a.) Serving to unite or consolidate; having the quality of consolidating or making firm.

Consolidate (a.) Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.

Consolidated (imp. & p. p.) of Consolidate

Consolidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consolidate

Consolidate (v. t.) To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.

Consolidate (v. t.) To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic.

Consolidate (v. t.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound.

Consolidate (v. i.) To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying.

Consolidated (p. p. & a.) Made solid, hard, or compact; united; joined; solidified.

Consolidated (p. p. & a.) Having a small surface in proportion to bulk, as in the cactus.

Consolidation (n.) The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.

Consolidation (n.) To organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.

Consolidation (n.) The combination of several actions into one.

Consolidative (a.) Tending or having power to consolidate; healing.

Consoling (a.) Adapted to console or comfort; cheering; as, this is consoling news.

Consols (n. pl. ) The leading British funded government security.

Consomme (n.) A clear soup or bouillion boiled down so as to be very rich.

Consonance (n.) Alt. of Consonancy

Consonancy (n.) Accord or agreement of sounds produced simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and eighth.

Consonancy (n.) Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency; suitableness.

Consonancy (n.) Friendship; concord.

Consonant (a.) Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; -- usually followed by with or to.

Consonant (a.) Having like sounds.

Consonant (a.) harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant tones, consonant chords.

Consonant (a.) Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.

Consonant (n.) An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound.

Consonantal (a.) Of the nature of a consonant; pertaining to consonants.

Consonantize (v. t.) To change into, or use as, a consonant.

Consonantly (adv.) In a consonant, consistent, or congruous manner; agreeably.

Consonantness (n.) The quality or condition of being consonant, agreeable, or consistent.

Consonous (a.) Agreeing in sound; symphonious.

Consopiation (n.) The act of sleeping, or of lulling, to sleep.

Consopite (a.) Lulled to sleep.

Consopite (v. t.) To lull to sleep; to quiet; to compose.

Consort (n.) One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.

Consort (n.) A ship keeping company with another.

Consort (n.) Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.

Consort (n.) An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.

Consort (n.) Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.

Consorted (imp. & p. p.) of Consort

Consorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consort

Consort (v. i.) To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with with.

Consort (v. t.) To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.

Consort (v. t.) To attend; to accompany.

Consortable (a.) Suitable for association or companionship.

Consortion (n.) Fellowship; association; companionship.

Consortship (n.) The condition of a consort; fellowship; partnership.

Consound (n.) A name applied loosely to several plants of different genera, esp. the comfrey.

Conspecific (a.) Of the same species.

Conspectuities (pl. ) of Conspectuity

Conspectuity (n.) The faculty of seeing; sight; eye.

Conspectus (n.) A general sketch or outline of a subject; a synopsis; an epitome.

Conspersion (n.) The act of sprinkling.

Conspicuity (n.) The state or quality of being clear or bright; brightness; conspicuousness.

Conspicuous (a.) Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.

Conspicuous (a.) Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous excellence, or fault.

Conspiracies (pl. ) of Conspiracy

Conspiracy (n.) A combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot.

Conspiracy (n.) A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement.

Conspiracy (n.) An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful; confederacy.

Conspirant (a.) Engaging in a plot to commit a crime; conspiring.

Conspiration (n.) Agreement or concurrence for some end or purpose; conspiracy.

Conspirator (n.) One who engages in a conspiracy; a plotter.

Conspired (imp. & p. p.) of Conspire

Conspiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conspire

Conspire (v. i.) To make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together.

Conspire (v. i.) To concur to one end; to agree.

Conspire (v. t.) To plot; to plan; to combine for.

Conspirer (n.) One who conspires; a conspirator.

Conspiringly (adv.) In the manner of a conspirator; by conspiracy.

Conspissation (n.) A making thick or viscous; thickness; inspissation.

Conspurcate (v. t.) To pollute; to defile.

Conspurcation (n.) The act of defiling; defilement; pollution.

Constable (n.) A high officer in the monarchical establishments of the Middle Ages.

Constable (n.) An officer of the peace having power as a conservator of the public peace, and bound to execute the warrants of judicial officers.

Constablery (n.) The constabulary.

Constablery (n.) The district or jurisdiction of a constable.

Constableship (n.) The office or functions of a constable.

Constabless (n.) The wife of a constable.

Constablewick (n.) The district to which a constable's power is limited.

Constabulary (a.) Of or pertaining to constables; consisting of constables.

Constabulary (n.) The collective body of constables in any town, district, or country.

Constabulatory (n.) A constabulary.

Constancy (n.) The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes.

Constancy (n.) Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; especially, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadiness in attachments, or perseverance in enterprise; stability; fidelity.

Constant (v. t.) Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid.

Constant (v. t.) Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle.

Constant (v. t.) Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.

Constant (v. t.) Consistent; logical.

Constant (n.) That which is not subject to change; that which is invariable.

Constant (n.) A quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable.

Constantia (n.) A superior wine, white and red, from Constantia, in Cape Colony.

Constantly (adv.) With constancy; steadily; continually; perseveringly; without cessation; uniformly.

Constat (n.) A certificate showing what appears upon record touching a matter in question.

Constate (v. t.) To ascertain; to verify; to establish; to prove.

Constellate (v. i. ) To join luster; to shine with united radiance, or one general light.

Constellate (v. t.) To unite in one luster or radiance, as stars.

Constellate (v. t.) To set or adorn with stars or constellations; as, constellated heavens.

Constellation (n.) A cluster or group of fixed stars, or dvision of the heavens, designated in most cases by the name of some animal, or of some mythologial personage, within whose imaginary outline, as traced upon the heavens, the group is included.

Constellation (n.) An assemblage of splendors or excellences.

Constellation (n.) Fortune; fate; destiny.

Consternation (n.) Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.

Constipated (imp. & p. p.) of Constipate

Constipating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constipate

Constipate (v. t.) To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense.

Constipate (v. t.) To stop (a channel) by filling it, and preventing passage through it; as, to constipate the capillary vessels.

Constipate (v. t.) To render costive; to cause constipation in.

Constipation (n.) Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.

Constipation (n.) A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened faeces; costiveness.

Constituencies (pl. ) of Constituency

Constituency (n.) A body of constituents, as the body of citizens or voters in a representative district.

Constituent (a.) Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.

Constituent (a.) Having the power of electing or appointing.

Constituent (n.) The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.

Constituent (n.) That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.

Constituent (n.) One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative.

Constituent (n.) A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.

Constituted (imp. & p. p.) of Constitute

Constituting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constitute

Constitute (v. t.) To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.

Constitute (v. t.) To make up; to compose; to form.

Constitute (v. t.) To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.

Constitute (n.) An established law.

Constituter (n.) One who constitutes or appoints.

Constitution (n.) The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation.

Constitution (n.) The state of being; that form of being, or structure and connection of parts, which constitutes and characterizes a system or body; natural condition; structure; texture; conformation.

Constitution (n.) The aggregate of all one's inherited physical qualities; the aggregate of the vital powers of an individual, with reference to ability to endure hardship, resist disease, etc.; as, a robust constitution.

Constitution (n.) The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament.

Constitution (n.) The fundamental, organic law or principles of government of men, embodied in written documents, or implied in the institutions and usages of the country or society; also, a written instrument embodying such organic law, and laying down fundamental rules and principles for the conduct of affairs.

Constitution (n.) An authoritative ordinance, regulation or enactment; especially, one made by a Roman emperor, or one affecting ecclesiastical doctrine or discipline; as, the constitutions of Justinian.

Constitutional (a.) Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind; as, a constitutional infirmity; constitutional ardor or dullness.

Constitutional (a.) In accordance with, or authorized by, the constitution of a state or a society; as, constitutional reforms.

Constitutional (a.) Regulated by, dependent on, or secured by, a constitution; as, constitutional government; constitutional rights.

Constitutional (a.) Relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government; as, a constitutional risis.

Constitutional (a.) For the benefit or one's constitution or health; as, a constitutional walk.

Constitutional (n.) A walk or other exercise taken for one's health or constitution.

Constitutionalism (n.) The theory, principles, or authority of constitutional government; attachment or adherence to a constitution or constitutional government.

Constitutionalist (n.) One who advocates a constitutional form of government; a constitutionalist.

ties (pl. ) of Constitutionality

Constitutionality (n.) The quality or state of being constitutional, or inherent in the natural frame.

Constitutionality (n.) The state of being consistent with the constitution or frame of government, or of being authorized by its provisions.

Constitutionally (adv.) In accordance with the constitution or natural disposition of the mind or body; naturally; as, he was constitutionally timid.

Constitutionally (adv.) In accordance with the constitution or fundamental law; legally; as, he was not constitutionally appointed.

Constitutionist (n.) One who adheres to the constitution of the country.

Constitutive (a.) Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential.

Constitutive (a.) Having power to enact, establish, or create; instituting; determining.

Constitutively (adv.) In a constitutive manner.

Constrained (imp. & p. p.) of Constrain

Constraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constrain

Constrain (v. t.) To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.

Constrain (v. t.) To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.

Constrain (v. t.) To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.

Constrain (v. t.) To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.

Constrain (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.

Constrain (v. t.) To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.

Constrainable (a.) Capable of being constrained; liable to constraint, or to restraint.

Constrained (a.) Marked by constraint; not free; not voluntary; embarrassed; as, a constrained manner; a constrained tone.

Constrainedly (adv.) By constraint or compulsion; in a constrained manner.

Constrainer (n.) One who constrains.

Constraint (n.) The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity.

Constraintive (a.) Constraining; compulsory.

Constricted (imp. & p. p.) of Constrict

Constricting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constrict

Constrict (v. t.) To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.

Constricted (a.) Drawn together; bound; contracted; cramped.

Constricted (a.) Contracted or compressed so as to be smaller in certain places or parts than in others.

Constriction (n.) The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression.

Constriction (n.) The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding.

Constrictive (a.) Serving or tending to bind or constrict.

Constrictor (n.) That which constricts, draws together, or contracts.

Constrictor (n.) A muscle which contracts or closes an orifice, or which compresses an organ; a sphincter.

Constrictor (n.) A serpent that kills its prey by inclosing and crushing it with its folds; as, the boa constrictor.

Constringed (imp. & p. p.) of Constringe

Constringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constringe

Constringe (v. t.) To dawn together; to contract; to force to contract itself; to constrict; to cause to shrink.

Constringent (a.) Having the quality of contracting, binding, or compressing.

Constructed (imp. & p. p.) of Construct

Constructing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Construct

Construct (v. t.) To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice.

Construct (v. t.) To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.

Construct (a.) Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.

Constructer (n.) One who, or that which, constructs or frames.

Construction (n.) The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.

Construction (n.) The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.

Construction (n.) The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.

Construction (n.) The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.

Constructional (a.) Pertaining to, or deduced from, construction or interpretation.

Constructionist (n.) One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.

Constructive (a.) Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power.

Constructive (a.) Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.

Constructively (adv.) In a constructive manner; by construction or inference.

Constructiveness (n.) Tendency or ability to form or construct.

Constructiveness (n.) The faculty which enables one to construct, as in mechanical, artistic, or literary matters.

Constructor (n.) A constructer.

Constructure (n.) That which is constructed or formed; an edifice; a fabric.

Construed (imp. & p. p.) of Construe

Construing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Construe

Construe (v. t. ) To apply the rules of syntax to (a sentence or clause) so as to exhibit the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or to discover the sense; to explain the construction of; to interpret; to translate.

Construe (v. t. ) To put a construction upon; to explain the sense or intention of; to interpret; to understand.

Construprated (imp. & p. p.) of Constuprate

Constuprating (p. p. & vb. n.) of Constuprate

Constuprate (v. t.) To ravish; to debauch.

Constupration (n.) The act of ravishing; violation; defilement.

Consubstantial (a.) Of the same kind or nature; having the same substance or essence; coessential.

Consubstantialism (n.) The doctrine of consubstantiation.

Consubstantialist (n.) One who believes in consubstantiation.

Consubstantiality (n.) Participation of the same nature; coexistence in the same substance.

Consubstantially (adv.) In a consubstantial manner; with identity of substance or nature.

Consubstantiated (imp. & p. p.) of Consubstantiate

Consubstantiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consubstantiate

Consubstantiate (v. t. ) To cause to unite, or to regard as united, in one common substance or nature.

Consubstantiate (v. i.) To profess or belive the doctrine of consubstantion.

Consubstantiate (a.) Partaking of the same substance; united; consubstantial.

Consubstantiation (n.) An identity or union of substance.

Consubstantiation (n.) The actual, substantial presence of the body of Christ with the bread and wine of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; impanation; -- opposed to transubstantiation.

Consuetude (n.) Custom, habit; usage.

Consuetudinal (a.) According to custom; customary; usual.

Consuetudinary (a.) Customary.

Consuetudinaries (pl. ) of Cussuetudinary

Cussuetudinary (n.) A manual or ritual of customary devotional exercises.

Consul (n.) One of the two chief magistrates of the republic.

Consul (n.) A senator; a counselor.

Consul (n.) One of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul.

Consul (n.) An official commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its seamen.

Consulage (n.) A duty or tax paid by merchants for the protection of their commerce by means of a consul in a foreign place.

Consular (a.) Of or pertaining to a consul; performing the duties of a consul; as, consular power; consular dignity; consular officers.

Consulary (a.) Consular.

Consulate (n.) The office of a consul.

Consulate (n.) The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.

Consulate (n.) Consular government; term of office of a consul.

Consulship (n.) The office of a consul; consulate.

Consulship (n.) The term of office of a consul.

Consulted (imp. & p. p.) of Consult

Consulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consult

Consult (v. i.) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.

Consult (v. t.) To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.

Consult (v. t.) To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.

Consult (v. t.) To deliberate upon; to take for.

Consult (v. t.) To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.

Consult (n.) The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision.

Consult (n.) A council; a meeting for consultation.

Consult (n.) Agreement; concert

Consultary (a.) Formed by consultation; resulting from conference.

Consultation (n.) The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.

Consultation (n.) A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.

Consultative (a.) Pertaining to consultation; having the privilege or right of conference.

Consultatory (a.) Formed by, or resulting from, consultation; advisory.

Consulter (n.) One who consults, or asks counsel or information.

Consulting (a.) That consults.

Consultive (a.) Determined by, or pertaining to, consultation; deliberate; consultative.

Consumable (a.) Capable of being consumed; that may be destroyed, dissipated, wasted, or spent.

Consumed (imp. & p. p.) of Consume

Consuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consume

Consume (v. t.) To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.

Consume (v. i.) To waste away slowly.

Consumedly (adv.) Excessively.

Consumer (n.) One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food.

Consumingly (adv.) In a consuming manner.

Consummate (a.) Carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect.

Consummated (imp. & p. p.) of Consummate

Consummating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consummate

Consummate (v. t. ) To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve.

Consummately (adv.) In a consummate manner; completely.

Consummation (n.) The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completed; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life).

Consummative (a.) Serving to consummate; completing.

Consumption (n.) The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.

Consumption (n.) The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.

Consumption (n.) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption.

Consumptive (a.) Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.

Consumptive (a.) Affected with, or inclined to, consumption.

Consumptive (n.) One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.

Consumptively (adv.) In a way tending to or indication consumption.

Consumptiveness (n.) A state of being consumptive, or a tendency to a consumption.

Contabescent (a.) Wasting away gradually.

Contact (n.) A close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting.

Contact (n.) The property of two curves, or surfaces, which meet, and at the point of meeting have a common direction.

Contact (n.) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.

Contaction (n.) Act of touching.

Contagion (n.) The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.

Contagion (n.) That which serves as a medium or agency to transmit disease; a virus produced by, or exhalation proceeding from, a diseased person, and capable of reproducing the disease.

Contagion (n.) The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm.

Contagion (n.) Venom; poison.

Contagioned (a.) Affected by contagion.

Contagionist (n.) One who believes in the contagious character of certain diseases, as of yellow fever.

Contagious (a.) Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.

Contagious (a.) Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.

Contagious (a.) Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.

Contagiously (adv.) In a contagious manner.

Contagiousness (n.) Quality of being contagious.

Contagium (n.) Contagion; contagious matter.

Contained (imp. & p. p.) of Contain

Containing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contain

Contain (v. t.) To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.

Contain (v. t.) To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.

Contain (v. t.) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.

Contain (v. i.) To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.

Containable (a.) Capable of being contained or comprised.

Containant (n.) A container.

Container (n.) One who, or that which, contains.

Containment (n.) That which is contained; the extent; the substance.

Contaminable (a.) Capable of being contaminated.

Contaminated (imp. & p. p.) of Contaminate

Contaminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contaminate

Contaminate (v. t.) To soil, stain, or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to sully; to taint; to pollute; to defile.

Contaminate (a.) Contaminated; defiled; polluted; tainted.

Contamination (n.) The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.

Contamitive (a.) Tending or liable to contaminate.

Contangoes (pl. ) of Contango

Contango (n.) The premium or interest paid by the buyer to the seller, to be allowed to defer paying for the stock purchased until the next fortnightly settlement day.

Contango (n.) The postponement of payment by the buyer of stock on the payment of a premium to the seller. See Backwardation.

Contection (n.) A covering.

Contek (n.) Quarrel; contention; contest.

Contek (n.) Contumely; reproach.

Contemned (imp. & p. p.) of Contemn

Contemning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contemn

Contemn (v. t.) To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn.

Contemner (n.) One who contemns; a despiser; a scorner.

Contemningly (adv.) Contemptuously.

Contemper (v. t.) To modify or temper; to allay; to qualify; to moderate; to soften.

Contemperate (v. t.) To temper; to moderate.

Contemperation (n.) The act of tempering or moderating.

Contemperation (n.) Proportionate mixture or combination.

Contemperature (n.) The condition of being tempered; proportionate mixture; temperature.

Contemplance (n.) Contemplation.

Contemplant (a.) Given to contemplation; meditative.

Contemplated (imp. & p. p.) of Contemplate

Contemplating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contemplate

Contemplate (v. t.) To look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study.

Contemplate (v. t.) To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend.

Contemplate (v. i.) To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.

Contemplation (n.) The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.

Contemplation (n.) Holy meditation.

Contemplation (n.) The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

Contemplatist (n.) A contemplator.

Contemplative (a.) Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative.

Contemplative (a.) Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties.

Contemplative (n.) A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity.

Contemplatively (adv.) With contemplation; in a contemplative manner.

Contemplativeness (n.) The state of being contemplative; thoughtfulness.

Contemplator (n.) One who contemplates.

Contemporaneity (n.) The state of being contemporaneous.

Contemporaneous (a.) Living, existing, or occurring at the same time; contemporary.

Contemporaneously (adv.) At the same time with some other event.

Contemporariness (n.) Existence at the same time; contemporaneousness.

Contemporary (a.) Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous.

Contemporary (a.) Of the same age; coeval.

Contemporaries (pl. ) of Contemporary

Contemporary (n.) One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries.

Contempt (n.) The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

Contempt (n.) The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.

Contempt (n.) An act or expression denoting contempt.

Contempt (n.) Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.

Contemptibility (n.) The quality of being contemptible; contemptibleness.

Contemptible (a.) Worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean; vile; despicable.

Contemptible (a.) Despised; scorned; neglected; abject.

Contemptible (a.) Insolent; scornful; contemptuous.

Contemptibleness (n.) The state or quality of being contemptible, or of being despised.

Contemptibly (adv.) In a contemptible manner.

Contemptuous (a.) Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful.

Contemptuously (adv.) In a contemptuous manner; with scorn or disdain; despitefully.

Contemptuousness (n.) Disposition to or manifestion of contempt; insolence; haughtiness.

Contended (imp. & p. p.) of Contend

Contending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contend

Contend (v. i.) To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.

Contend (v. i.) To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.

Contend (v. i.) To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.

Contend (v. t.) To struggle for; to contest.

Contendent (n.) An antagonist; a contestant.

Contender (n.) One who contends; a contestant.

Contendress (n.) A female contestant.

Contenement (n.) That which is held together with another thing; that which is connected with a tenement, or thing holden, as a certain quantity of land adjacent to a dwelling, and necessary to the reputable enjoyment of the dwelling; appurtenance.

Content (a.) Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.

Contents (pl. ) of Content

Content (n.) That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book.

Content (n.) Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.

Content (n.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.

Content (a.) To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.

Content (a.) To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

Content (n.) Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.

Content (n.) Acquiescence without examination.

Content (n.) That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.

Content (n.) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".

Contentation (n.) Content; satisfaction.

Contented (a.) Content; easy in mind; satisfied; quiet; willing.

Contentful (a.) Full of content.

Contention (n.) A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.

Contention (n.) Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.

Contention (n.) Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.

Contention (n.) A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for.

Contentious (a.) Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome.

Contentious (a.) Relating to contention or strife; involving or characterized by contention.

Contentious (a.) Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to decide controversy.

Contentless (a.) Discontented; dissatisfied.

Contently (adv.) In a contented manner.

Contentment (v. t.) The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

Contentment (v. t.) The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.

Contentment (v. t.) Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.

Contents (n. pl.) See Content, n.

Conterminable (a.) Having the same bounds; terminating at the same time or place; conterminous.

Conterminal (a.) Conterminous.

Conterminant (a.) Having the same limits; ending at the same time; conterminous.

Conterminate (a.) Having the same bounds; conterminous.

Conterminous (a.) Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous.

Conterranean (a.) Alt. of Conterraneous

Conterraneous (a.) Of or belonging to the same country.

Contesseration (n.) An assemblage; a collection; harmonious union.

Contested (imp. & p. p.) of Contest

Contesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contest

Contest (v. t.) To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.

Contest (v. t.) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.

Contest (v. t.) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.

Contest (v. i.) To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.

Contest (n.) Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.

Contest (n.) Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.

Contestable (a.) Capable of being contested; debatable.

Contestant (n.) One who contests; an opponent; a litigant; a disputant; one who claims that which has been awarded to another.

Contestation (n.) The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.

Contestation (n.) Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.

Contestingly (adv.) In a contending manner.

Contex (v. t.) To context.

Context (a.) Knit or woven together; close; firm.

Context (n.) The part or parts of something written or printed, as of Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence, or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light upon its meaning.

Context (v. t.) To knit or bind together; to unite closely.

Contextural (a.) Pertaining to contexture or arrangement of parts; producing contexture; interwoven.

Contexture (n.) The arrangement and union of the constituent parts of a thing; a weaving together of parts; structural character of a thing; system; constitution; texture.

Contextured (a.) Formed into texture; woven together; arranged; composed.

Conticent (a.) Silent.

Contignation (n.) The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric.

Contignation (n.) A framework or fabric, as of beams.

Contiguate (a.) Contiguous; touching.

Contiguity (n.) The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity.

Contiguous (a.) In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.

Continence (n.) Alt. of Continency

Continency (n.) Self-restraint; self-command.

Continency (n.) The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence.

Continency (n.) Uninterrupted course; continuity.

Continent (a.) Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.

Continent (a.) Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.

Continent (a.) Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.

Continent (a.) Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.

Continent (a.) That which contains anything; a receptacle.

Continent (a.) One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main land; specifically (Phys. Geog.), a large body of land differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by mountain chains; as, the continent of North America.

Continental (a.) Of or pertaining to a continent.

Continental (a.) Of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England; as, a continental tour; a continental coalition.

Continental (a.) Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money.

Continental (n.) A soldier in the Continental army, or a piece of the Continental currency. See Continental, a., 3.

Continently (adv.) In a continent manner; chastely; moderately; temperately.

Contingence (n.) See Contingency.

Contingencies (pl. ) of Contingency

Contingency (n.) Union or connection; the state of touching or contact.

Contingency (n.) The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.

Contingency (n.) An event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.

Contingency (n.) An adjunct or accessory.

Contingency (n.) A certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected.

Contingent (a.) Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.

Contingent (a.) Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.

Contingent (a.) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate.

Contingent (n.) An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.

Contingent (n.) That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.

Contingently (adv.) In a contingent manner; without design or foresight; accidentally.

Contingentness (n.) The state of being contingent; fortuitousness.

Continuable (a.) Capable of being continued

Continual (a.) Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding.

Continual (a.) Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated.

Continually (adv.) Without cessation; unceasingly; continuously; as, the current flows continually.

Continually (adv.) In regular or repeated succession; very often.

Continuance (n.) A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.

Continuance (n.) Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.

Continuance (n.) A holding together; continuity.

Continuance (n.) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.

Continuance (n.) The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.

Continuant (a.) Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound.

Continuant (n.) A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged.

Continuate (a.) Immediately united together; intimately connected.

Continuate (a.) Uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; continued.

Continuation (n.) That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.

Continuation (n.) That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story.

Continuative (n.) A term or expression denoting continuance.

Continuative (n.) A word that continues the connection of sentences or subjects; a connective; a conjunction.

Continuator (n.) One who, or that which, continues; esp., one who continues a series or a work; a continuer.

Continued (imp. & p. p.) of Continue

Continuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Continue

Continue (v. i.) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.

Continue (v. i.) To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.

Continue (v. i.) To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance.

Continue (v. t.) To unite; to connect.

Continue (v. t.) To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.

Continue (v. t.) To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.

Continue (v. t.) To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.

Continued (p. p. & a.) Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story.

Continuedly (adv.) Continuously.

Continuer (n.) One who continues; one who has the power of perseverance or persistence.

Continuities (pl. ) of Continuity

Continuity (n.) the state of being continuous; uninterupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers.

Continuo (n.) Basso continuo, or continued bass.

Continuous (a.) Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity.

Continuous (a.) Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.

Continuously (adv.) In a continuous maner; without interruption.

Contline (n.) The space between the strands on the outside of a rope.

Contline (n.) The space between the bilges of two casks stowed side by side.

Contorniate (n.) Alt. of Contorniate

Contorniate (n.) A species of medal or medallion of bronze, having a deep furrow on the contour or edge; -- supposed to have been struck in the days of Constantine and his successors.

Contorsion (n.) See Contortion.

Contort (v. t.) To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest.

Contorted (a.) Twisted, or twisted together.

Contorted (a.) Twisted back upon itself, as some parts of plants.

Contorted (a.) Arranged so as to overlap each other; as, petals in contorted or convolute aestivation.

Contortion (n.) A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face.

Contertionist (n.) One who makes or practices contortions.

Contortive (a.) Expressing contortion.

Contortuplicate (a.) Plaited lengthwise and twisted in addition, as the bud of the morning-glory.

Contour (n.) The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.

Contour (n.) The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification.

Contourne' (a.) Turned in a direction which is not the usual one; -- said of an animal turned to the sinister which is usually turned to the dexter, or the like.

Contourniated (a.) Having furrowed edges, as if turned in a lathe.

Contra () A Latin adverb and preposition, signifying against, contrary, in opposition, etc., entering as a prefix into the composition of many English words. Cf. Counter, adv. & pref.

Contraband (n.) Illegal or prohibited traffic.

Contraband (n.) Goods or merchandise the importation or exportation of which is forbidden.

Contraband (n.) A negro slave, during the Civil War, escaped to, or was brought within, the Union lines. Such slave was considered contraband of war.

Contraband (a.) Prohibited or excluded by law or treaty; forbidden; as, contraband goods, or trade.

Contraband (v. t.) To import illegally, as prohibited goods; to smuggle.

Contraband (v. t.) To declare prohibited; to forbid.

Contrabandism (n.) Traffic in contraband goods; smuggling.

Contrabandist (n.) One who traffics illegally; a smuggler.

Contrabass (n.) Double bass; -- applied to any instrument of the same deep range as the stringed double bass; as, the contrabass ophicleide; the contrabass tuba or bombardon.

Contrabasso (n.) The largest kind of bass viol. See Violone.

Contracted (imp. & p. p.) of Contract

Contracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contract

Contract (n.) To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass; to shorten, narrow, or lessen; as, to contract one's sphere of action.

Contract (n.) To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.

Contract (n.) To bring on; to incur; to acquire; as, to contract a habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.

Contract (n.) To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.

Contract (n.) To betroth; to affiance.

Contract (n.) To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.

Contract (v. i.) To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron contracts in cooling; a rope contracts when wet.

Contract (v. i.) To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.

Contract (a.) Contracted; as, a contract verb.

Contract (a.) Contracted; affianced; betrothed.

Contract (n.) The agreement of two or more persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an agreement in which a party undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing; a formal bargain; a compact; an interchange of legal rights.

Contract (n.) A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties, with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation.

Contract (n.) The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.

Contracted (a.) Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.

Contracted (a.) Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind; contracted views.

Contracted (a.) Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.

Contractedness (n.) The state of being contracted; narrowness; meanness; selfishness.

Contractibility (n.) Capability of being contracted; quality of being contractible; as, the contractibility and dilatability of air.

Contractible (a.) Capable of contraction.

Contractibleness (n.) Contractibility.

Contractile (a.) tending to contract; having the power or property of contracting, or of shrinking into shorter or smaller dimensions; as, the contractile tissues.

Contractility (n.) The quality or property by which bodies shrink or contract.

Contractility (n.) The power possessed by the fibers of living muscle of contracting or shortening.

Contraction (n.) The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendion; the contraction produced by cold.

Contraction (n.) The process of shortening an operation.

Contraction (n.) The act of incurring or becoming subject to, as liabilities, obligation, debts, etc.; the process of becoming subject to; as, the contraction of a disease.

Contraction (n.) Something contracted or abbreviated, as a word or phrase; -- as, plenipo for plenipotentiary; crim. con. for criminal conversation, etc.

Contraction (n.) The shortening of a word, or of two words, by the omission of a letter or letters, or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one; as, ne'er for never; can't for can not; don't for do not; it's for it is.

Contraction (n.) A marriage contract.

Contractive (a.) Tending to contract; having the property or power or power of contracting.

Contractor (n.) One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad.

Contracture (n.) A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles.

Contradance (n.) A dance in which the partners are arranged face to face, or in opposite lines.

Contradicted (imp. & p. p.) of Contradict

Contradicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contradict

Contradict (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.

Contradict (v. t.) To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.

Contradict (v. i.) To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.

Contradictable (a.) Capable of being contradicting.

Contradicter (n.) one who contradicts.

Contradiction (n.) An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying.

Contradiction (n.) Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent.

Contradictional (a.) Contradictory; inconsistent; opposing.

Contradictions (a.) Filled with contradictions; inconsistent.

Contradictions (a.) Inclined to contradict or cavil

Contradictive (a.) Contradictory; inconsistent.

Contradictor (n.) A contradicter.

Contradictorily (adv.) In a contradictory manner.

Contradictoriness (n.) The quality of being contradictory; opposition; inconsistency.

Contradictory (a.) Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.

Contradictory (a.) Opposing or opposed; repugnant.

Contradictories (pl. ) of Contradictory

Contradictory (n.) A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety.

Contradictory (n.) propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity.

Contradistinct (a.) Distinguished by opposite qualities.

Contradistinction (n.) Distinction by contrast.

Contradistinctive (a.) having the quality of contradistinction; distinguishing by contrast.

Contradistinguished (imp. & p. p.) of Contradistinguish

Contradistinguishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contradistinguish

Contradistinguish (v. t. ) To distinguish by a contrast of opposite qualities.

Contrafagetto (n.) The double bassoon, an octave deeper than the bassoon.

Contrafissure (n.) A fissure or fracture on the side opposite to that which received the blow, or at some distance from it.

Contrahent (a.) Entering into covenant; contracting; as, contrahent parties.

Contraindicant (n.) Something, as a symptom, indicating that the usual mode of treatment is not to be followed.

Contraindicated (imp. & p. p.) of Contraindicate

Contraindicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contraindicate

Contraindicate (v. t.) To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would seem to require.

Contraindication (n.) An indication or symptom which forbids the method of treatment usual in such cases.

Contralto (n.) The part sung by the highest male or lowest female voices; the alto or counter tenor.

Contralto (n.) the voice or singer performing this part; as, her voice is a contralto; she is a contralto.

Contralto (a.) Of or pertaining to a contralto, or to the part in music called contralto; as, a contralto voice.

Contramure (n.) An outer wall.

Contranatural (a.) Opposed to or against nature; unnatural.

Contraposition (n.) A placing over against; opposite position.

Contraposition (n.) A so-called immediate inference which consists in denying the original subject of the contradictory predicate; e.g.: Every S is P; therefore, no Not-P is S.

Contrapuntal (a.) Pertaining to, or according to the rules of, counterpoint.

Contrapuntist (n.) One skilled in counterpoint.

Contraremonstrant (n.) One who remonstrates in opposition or answer to a remonstrant.

Contrariant (a.) Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory.

Contrariantly (adv.) Contrarily.

Contraries (n.) Propositions which directly and destructively contradict each other, but of which the falsehood of one does not establish the truth of the other.

Contrarieties (pl. ) of Contrariety

Contrariety (n.) The state or quality of being contrary; opposition; repugnance; disagreement; antagonism.

Contrariety (n.) Something which is contrary to, or inconsistent with, something else; an inconsistency.

Contrarily (adv.) In a contrary manner; in opposition; on the other side; in opposite ways.

Contrariness (n.) state or quality of being contrary; opposition; inconsistency; contrariety; perverseness; obstinacy.

Contrarious (a.) Showing contrariety; repugnant; perverse.

Contrariously (adv.) Contrarily; oppositely.

Contrariwise (adv.) On the contrary; oppositely; on the other hand.

Contrariwise (adv.) In a contrary order; conversely.

Contrarotation (n.) Circular motion in a direction contrary to some other circular motion.

Contrary (a.) Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds.

Contrary (a.) Opposed; contradictory; repugnant; inconsistent.

Contrary (a.) Given to opposition; perverse; forward; wayward; as, a contrary disposition; a contrary child.

Contrary (a.) Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy each other; as, contrary propositions.

Contraries (pl. ) of Contrary

Contrary (n.) A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities.

Contrary (n.) An opponent; an enemy.

Contrary (n.) the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1.

Contrary (n.) See Contraries.

Contrarry (a.) To contradict or oppose; to thwart.

Contrasted (imp. & p. p.) of Contrast

Contrasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contrast

Contrast (v. i.) To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.

Contrast (v. t.) To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.

Contrast (v. t.) To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.

Contrast (n.) The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.

Contrast (n.) Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.

Contrast (n.) The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.

Contrastimulant (a.) Counteracting the effects of stimulants; relating to a course of medical treatment based on a theory of contrastimulants.

Contrastimulant (n.) An agent which counteracts the effect of a stimulant.

Contrate (a.) Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of radiating from it.

Contratenor (n.) Counter tenor; contralto.

Contravallation (n.) A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and check sallies of the besieged.

Contravened (imp. & p. p.) of Contravene

Contravening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contravene

Contravene (v. t.) To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat.

Contravene (v. t.) To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law.

Contravener (n.) One who contravenes.

Contravention (n.) The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation.

Contraversion (n.) A turning to the opposite side; antistrophe.

Contrayerva (n.) A species of Dorstenia (D. Contrayerva), a South American plant, the aromatic root of which is sometimes used in medicine as a gentle stimulant and tonic.

Contrecoup (n.) A concussion or shock produced by a blow or other injury, in a part or region opposite to that at which the blow is received, often causing rupture or disorganisation of the parts affected.

Contretemps (n.) An unexpected and untoward accident; something inopportune or embarrassing; a hitch.

Contributable (a.) Capable of being contributed.

Contributary (a.) Contributory.

Contributary (a.) Tributary; contributing.

Contributed (imp. & p. p.) of Contribute

Contributing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contribute

Contribute (v. t.) To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part; to give (money or other aid) for a specified object; as, to contribute food or fuel for the poor.

Contribute (v. i.) To give a part to a common stock; to lend assistance or aid, or give something, to a common purpose; to have a share in any act or effect.

Contribute (v. i.) To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.

Contribution (n.) The act of contributing.

Contribution (n.) That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

Contribution (n.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.

Contribution (n.) Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

Contributional (a.) Pertaining to, or furnishing, a contribution.

Contributive (a.) Contributing, or tending to contribute.

Contributer (n.) One who, or that which, contributes; specifically, one who writes articles for a newspaper or magazine.

Contributory (a.) Contributing to the same stock or purpose; promoting the same end; bringing assistance to some joint design, or increase to some common stock; contributive.

Contributories (pl. ) of Contributory

Contributory (n.) One who contributes, or is liable to be called upon to contribute, as toward the discharge of a common indebtedness.

Contrist (v. t.) To make sad.

Contristate (v. t. & i.) To make sorrowful.

Contrite (a.) Thoroughly bruised or broken.

Contrite (a.) Broken down with grief and penitence; deeply sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and thoroughly penitent.

Contrite (n.) A contrite person.

Contrite (v.) In a contrite manner.

Contriteness (n.) Deep sorrow and penitence for sin; contrition.

Contrition (n.) The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

Contrition (n.) The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.

Contriturate (v. t.) To triturate; to pulverize.

Contrivble (a.) Capable of being contrived, planned, invented, or devised.

Contrivance (n.) The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.

Contrivance (n.) The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; atrifice; arrangement.

Contrived (imp. & p. p.) of Contrive

Contriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contrive

Contrive (v. t.) To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.

Contrive (v. i.) To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.

Contrivement (n.) Contrivance; invention; arrangement; design; plan.

Contriver (n.) One who contrives, devises, plans, or schemas.

Control (n.) A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register.

Control (n.) That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint.

Control (n.) Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence; superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control.

Controlled (imp. & p. p.) of Control

Controlling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Control

Control (v. t.) To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute.

Control (v. t.) To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.

Controllability (n.) Capability of being controlled; controllableness.

Controllable (a.) Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; amenable to command.

Controllableness (n.) Capability of being controlled.

Controller (n.) One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs.

Controller (n.) An officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts.

Controller (n.) An iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged.

Controllership (n.) The office of a controller.

Controlment (n.) The power or act of controlling; the state of being restrained; control; restraint; regulation; superintendence.

Controlment (n.) Opposition; resistance; hostility.

Controversal (a.) Turning or looking opposite ways.

Controversal (a.) Controversial.

Controversary (a.) Controversial.

Controverse (n.) Controversy.

Controverse (v. t.) To dispute; to controvert.

Controverser (n.) A disputant.

Controversial (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as, controversial divinity.

Controversialist (n.) One who carries on a controversy; a disputant.

Controversially (adv.) In a controversial manner.

Controversion (n.) Act of controverting; controversy.

Controversor (n.) A controverser.

Controversies (pl. ) of Controversy

Controversy (n.) Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.

Controversy (n.) Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.

Controversy (n.) A suit in law or equity; a question of right.

Controverted (imp. & p. p.) of Controvert

Controverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Controvert

Controvert (v. t.) To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate.

Controverter (n.) One who controverts; a controversial writer; a controversialist.

Controvertible (a.) Capable of being controverted; disputable; admitting of question.

Controvertist (n.) One skilled in or given to controversy; a controversialist.

Contubernal (a.) Alt. of Contubernial

Contubernial (a.) Living or messing together; familiar; in companionship.

Contumacious (a.) Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.

Contumacious (a.) Willfully disobedient to the summous or prders of a court.

Contumacies (pl. ) of Contumacy

Contumacy (n.) Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.

Contumacy (n.) A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned.

Contumelious (a.) Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.

Contumelious (a.) Shameful; disgraceful.

Contumely (n.) Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.

Contused (imp. & p. p.) of Contuse

Contusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contuse

Contuse (v. t.) To beat, pound, or together.

Contuse (v. t.) To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.

Contusion (n.) The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

Contusion (n.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Conundrum (n.) A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun.

Conundrum (n.) A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made.

Conure (n.) An American parrakeet of the genus Conurus. Many species are known. See Parrakeet.

Conus (n.) A cone.

Conus (n.) A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.

Conusable (a.) Cognizable; liable to be tried or judged.

Conusant (a.) See Cognizant.

Conusor (n.) See Cognizor.

Convalesced (imp. & p. p.) of Convalesce

Convalescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convalesce

Convalesce (v. i.) To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.

Convalesced (a.) Convalescent.

Convalescence (n.) Alt. of Convalescency

Convalescency (n.) The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health.

Convalescent (a.) Recovering from sickness or debility; partially restored to health or strength.

Convalescent (a.) Of or pertaining to convalescence.

Convalescent (n.) One recovering from sickness.

Convalescently (adv.) In the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigor.

Convallamarin (n.) A white, crystalline, poisonous substance, regarded as a glucoside, extracted from the lily of the valley (Convallaria Majalis). Its taste is first bitter, then sweet.

Convallaria (n.) The lily of the valley.

Convallarin (n.) A white, crystalline glucoside, of an irritating taste, extracted from the convallaria or lily of the valley.

Convection (n.) The act or process of conveying or transmitting.

Convection (n.) A process of transfer or transmission, as of heat or electricity, by means of currents in liquids or gases, resulting from changes of temperature and other causes.

Convective (a.) Caused or accomplished by convection; as, a convective discharge of electricity.

Convectively (adv.) In a convective manner.

Convellent (a.) Tending to tear or pull up.

Convenable (a.) Capable of being convened or assembled.

Convenable (a.) Consistent; accordant; suitable; proper; as, convenable remedies.

Convenance (n.) That which is suitable, agreeable, or convenient.

Convened (imp. & p. p.) of Convene

Convenong (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convene

Convene (v. i.) To come together; to meet; to unite.

Convene (v. i.) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.

Convene (v. t.) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.

Convene (v. t.) To summon judicially to meet or appear.

Convener (n.) One who convenes or meets with others.

Convener (n.) One who calls an assembly together or convenes a meeting; hence, the chairman of a committee or other organized body.

Convenience (n.) Alt. of Conveniency

Conveniency (n.) The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.

Conveniency (n.) Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation.

Conveniency (n.) That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation.

Conveniency (n.) A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something at one's convenience.

Convenient (v. i.) Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.

Convenient (v. i.) Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient house; convenient implements or tools.

Convenient (v. i.) Seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season.

Convenient (v. i.) Near at hand; easy of access.

Conveniently (adv.) In a convenient manner, form, or situation; without difficulty.

Convent (v. i.) A coming together; a meeting.

Convent (v. i.) An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.

Convent (v. i.) A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.

Convent (v. i.) To meet together; to concur.

Convent (v. i.) To be convenient; to serve.

Convent (v. t.) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.

Conventical (a.) Of or from, or pertaining to, a convent.

Conventicle (n.) A small assembly or gathering; esp., a secret assembly.

Conventicle (n.) An assembly for religious worship; esp., such an assembly held privately, as in times of persecution, by Nonconformists or Dissenters in England, or by Covenanters in Scotland; -- often used opprobriously, as if those assembled were heretics or schismatics.

Conventicler (n.) One who supports or frequents conventicles.

Conventicling (a.) Belonging or going to, or resembling, a conventicle.

Convention (v. i.) The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.

Convention (v. i.) General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.

Convention (v. i.) A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.

Convention (v. i.) An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II.

Convention (v. i.) An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments.

Conventional (a.) Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.

Conventional (a.) Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.

Conventional (a.) Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.

Conventional (a.) Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t.

Conventionalism (n.) That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage.

Conventionalism (n.) The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.

Conventionalist (n.) One who adheres to a convention or treaty.

Conventionalist (n.) One who is governed by conventionalism.

Conventionalities (pl. ) of Conventionality

Conventionality (n.) The state of being conventional; adherence to social formalities or usages; that which is established by conventional use; one of the customary usages of social life.

Conventionalization (n.) The act of making conventional.

Conventionalization (n.) The state of being conventional.

Conventionalized (imp. & p. p.) of Conventionalizw

Conventionalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conventionalizw

Conventionalizw (v. t.) To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage.

Conventionalizw (v. t.) To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others.

Conventionalizw (v. t.) To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance.

Conventionalize (v. i.) To make designs in art, according to conventional principles. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t., 2.

Conventionalily (adv.) In a conventional manner.

Conventionary (a.) Acting under contract; settled by express agreement; as, conventionary tenants.

Conventioner (n.) One who belongs to a convention or assembly.

Conventionist (n.) One who enters into a convention, covenant, or contract.

Conventual (a.) Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic.

Conventual (n.) One who lives in a convent; a monk or nun; a recluse.

Converged (imp. & p. p.) of Converge

Converging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Converge

Converge (v. i.) To tend to one point; to incline and approach nearer together; as, lines converge.

Converge (v. t.) To cause to tend to one point; to cause to incline and approach nearer together.

Convergence (n.) Alt. of Convergency

Convergency (n.) The condition or quality of converging; tendency to one point.

Convergent (a.) tending to one point of focus; tending to approach each other; converging.

Converging (a.) Tending to one point; approaching each other; convergent; as, converging lines.

Conversable (a.) Qualified for conversation; disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.

Conversableness (n.) The quality of being conversable; disposition to converse; sociability.

Conversably (adv.) In a conversable manner.

Conversance (n.) The state or quality of being conversant; habit of familiarity; familiar acquaintance; intimacy.

Conversancy (n.) Conversance

Conversant (a.) Having frequent or customary intercourse; familiary associated; intimately acquainted.

Conversant (a.) Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed; -- generally used with with, sometimes with in.

Conversant (a.) Concerned; occupied.

Conversant (n.) One who converses with another; a convenser.

Conversantly (adv.) In a familiar manner.

Conversation (n.) General course of conduct; behavior.

Conversation (n.) Familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance.

Conversation (n.) Commerce; intercourse; traffic.

Conversation (n.) Colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue.

Conversation (n.) Sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation.

Conversational (a.) Pertaining to conversation; in the manner of one conversing; as, a conversational style.

Conversationalist (n.) A conversationist.

Conversationed (a.) Acquainted with manners and deportment; behaved.

Conversationism (n.) A word or phrase used in conversation; a colloquialism.

Conversationist (n.) One who converses much, or who excels in conversation.

Conversative (a.) Relating to intercourse with men; social; -- opposed to contemplative.

Conversazioni (pl. ) of Conversazi-one

Conversazi-one (n.) A meeting or assembly for conversation, particularly on literary or scientific subjects.

Conversed (imp. & p. p.) of Converse

Conversing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Converse

Converse (v. i.) To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with.

Converse (v. i.) To engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; -- followed by with before a person; by on, about, concerning, etc., before a thing.

Converse (v. i.) To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things.

Converse (n.) Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association.

Converse (n.) Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.

Converse (a.) Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition.

Converse (n.) A proposition which arises from interchanging the terms of another, as by putting the predicate for the subject, and the subject for the predicate; as, no virtue is vice, no vice is virtue.

Converse (n.) A proposition in which, after a conclusion from something supposed has been drawn, the order is inverted, making the conclusion the supposition or premises, what was first supposed becoming now the conclusion or inference. Thus, if two sides of a sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite the sides are equal; and the converse is true, i.e., if these angles are equal, the two sides are equal.

Conversely (adv.) In a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.

Converser (n.) One who engages in conversation.

Conversible (a.) Capable of being converted or reversed.

Conversion (n.) The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.

Conversion (n.) The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed.

Conversion (n.) An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse.

Conversion (n.) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.

Conversion (n.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.

Conversion (n.) A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.

Conversion (n.) A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.

Conversion (n.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.

Conversive (a.) Capable of being converted or changed.

Conversive (a.) Ready to converse; social.

Converted (imp. & p. p.) of Convert

Converting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convert

Convert (v. t.) To cause to turn; to turn.

Convert (v. t.) To change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice.

Convert (v. t.) To change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another.

Convert (v. t.) To produce the spiritual change called conversion in (any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of (any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness.

Convert (v. t.) To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.

Convert (v. t.) To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.

Convert (v. t.) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.

Convert (v. t.) To turn into another language; to translate.

Convert (v. i.) To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.

Convert (n.) A person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who is won over to, or heartily embraces, a creed, religious system, or party, in which he has not previously believed; especially, one who turns from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness, or from unbelief to Christianity.

Convert (n.) A lay friar or brother, permitted to enter a monastery for the service of the house, but without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir.

Convertend (n.) Any proposition which is subject to the process of conversion; -- so called in its relation to itself as converted, after which process it is termed the converse. See Converse, n. (Logic).

Converter (n.) One who converts; one who makes converts.

Converter (n.) A retort, used in the Bessemer process, in which molten cast iron is decarburized and converted into steel by a blast of air forced through the liquid metal.

Convertibility (n.) The condition or quality of being convertible; capability of being exchanged; convertibleness.

Convertible (a.) Capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable.

Convertible (a.) Capable of being exchanged or interchanged; reciprocal; interchangeable.

Convertibleness (n.) The state of being convertible; convertibility.

Convertibly (adv.) In a convertible manner.

Convertite (n.) A convert.

Convex (a.) Rising or swelling into a spherical or rounded form; regularly protuberant or bulging; -- said of a spherical surface or curved line when viewed from without, in opposition to concave.

Convex (n.) A convex body or surface.

Convexed (a.) Made convex; protuberant in a spherical form.

Convexedly (dv.) In a convex form; convexly.

Convexedness (n.) Convexity.

Convexities (pl. ) of Convexity

Convexity (n.) The state of being convex; the exterior surface of a convex body; roundness.

Convexly (adv.) In a convex form; as, a body convexly shaped.

Convexness (n.) The state of being convex; convexity.

Convexo-concave (a.) Convex on one side, and concave on the other. The curves of the convex and concave sides may be alike or may be different. See Meniscus.

Convexo-convex (a.) Convex on both sides; double convex. See under Convex, a.

Convexo-plane (a.) Convex on one side, and flat on the other; plano-convex.

Conveyed (imp. & p. p.) of Convey

Conveying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convey

Convey (v. t.) To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.

Convey (v. t.) To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.

Convey (v. t.) To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.

Convey (v. t.) To impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information.

Convey (v. t.) To manage with privacy; to carry out.

Convey (v. t.) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.

Convey (v. t.) To accompany; to convoy.

Convey (v. i.) To play the thief; to steal.

Conveyable (a.) Capable of being conveyed or transferred.

Conveyance (n.) The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.

Conveyance (n.) The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water.

Conveyance (n.) The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission.

Conveyance (n.) The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.

Conveyance (n.) Dishonest management, or artifice.

Conveyancer (n.) One whose business is to draw up conveyances of property, as deeds, mortgages, leases, etc.

Conveyancing (n.) The business of a conveyancer; the act or business of drawing deeds, leases, or other writings, for transferring the title to property from one person to another.

Conveyer (n.) One who, or that which, conveys or carries, transmits or transfers.

Conveyer (n.) One given to artifices or secret practices; a juggler; a cheat; a thief.

Conveyor (n.) A contrivance for carrying objects from place to place; esp., one for conveying grain, coal, etc., -- as a spiral or screw turning in a pipe or trough, an endless belt with buckets, or a truck running along a rope.

Conviciate (v. i.) To utter reproaches; to raise a clamor; to rail.

Convicinities (pl. ) of Convicinity

Convicinity (n.) Immediate vicinity; neighborhood.

Convicious (a.) Expressing reproach; abusive; railing; taunting.

Convict (p.a.) Proved or found guilty; convicted.

Convict (n.) A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime.

Convict (n.) A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.

Convicted (imp. & p. p.) of Convict

Convicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convict

Convict (v. t.) To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience.

Convict (v. t.) To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.

Convict (v. t.) To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.

Convict (v. t.) To defeat; to doom to destruction.

Convict1ible (a.) Capable of being convicted.

Conviction (n.) The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.

Conviction (n.) A judgment of condemnation entered by a court having jurisdiction; the act or process of finding guilty, or the state of being found guilty of any crime by a legal tribunal.

Conviction (n.) The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.

Conviction (n.) The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience.

Convictism (n.) The policy or practice of transporting convicts to penal settlements.

Convictive (a.) Convincing.

Convinced (imp. & p. p.) of Convince

Convincing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convince

Convince (v. t.) To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.

Convince (v. t.) To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.

Convince (v. t.) To confute; to prove the fallacy of.

Convince (v. t.) To prove guilty; to convict.

Convincement (n.) Act of convincing, or state of being convinced; conviction.

Convincer (n.) One who, or that which, convinces; one who wins over by proof.

Convincible (a.) Capable of being convinced or won over.

Convincible (a.) Capable of being confuted and disproved by argument; refutable.

Convincingly (adv.) in a convincing manner; in a manner to compel assent.

Convincingness (n.) The power of convincing, or the quality of being convincing.

Convival (a.) pertaining to a feast or to festivity; convivial.

Convive (v. i.) To feast together; to be convivial.

Convive (n.) A quest at a banquet.

Convivial (a.) Of or relating to a feast or entertainment, or to eating and drinking, with accompanying festivity; festive; social; gay; jovial.

Convivialist (n.) A person of convivial habits.

Convivialities (pl. ) of Conviviality

Conviviality (n.) The good humor or mirth indulged in upon festive occasions; a convivial spirit or humor; festivity.

Convivially (adv.) In a convivial manner.

Convocated (imp. & p. p.) of Convocate

Convocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convocate

Convocate (v. t.) To convoke; to call together.

Convocation (n.) The act of calling or assembling by summons.

Convocation (n.) An assembly or meeting.

Convocation (n.) An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.

Convocation (n.) An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.

Convocational (a.) Of or pertaining to a convocation.

Convocationist (n.) An advocate or defender of convocation.

Convoked (imp. & p. p.) of Convoke

Convoking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convoke

Convoke (v. t.) To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons.

Convolute (a.) Rolled or wound together, one part upon another; -- said of the leaves of plants in aestivation.

Convoluted (a.) Having convolutions.

Convoluted (a.) Folded in tortuous windings.

Convolution (n.) The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.

Convolution (n.) The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.

Convolution (n.) An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part; as, the convolutions of the intestines; the cerebral convolutions. See Brain.

Convolved (imp. & p. p.) of Convolve

Convolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convolve

Convolve (v. t.) To roll or wind together; to roll or twist one part on another.

Convolvulaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the bindweed and the morning-glory are common examples.

Convolvulin (n.) A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), and extracted as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of powerful purgative properties.

Convolvuli (pl. ) of Convolvulus

Convoluluses (pl. ) of Convolvulus

Convolvulus (n.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers, including the common bindweed (C. arwensis), and formerly the morning-glory, but this is now transferred to the genus Ipomaea.

Convoyed (imp. & p. p.) of Convoy

Convoying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convoy

Convoy (v. t.) To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.

Convoy (n.) The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.

Convoy (n.) A vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, employed in the transportation of munitions of war, money, subsistence, clothing, etc., and having an armed escort.

Convoy (n.) A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance.

Convoy (n.) Conveyance; means of transportation.

Convoy (n.) A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill.

Convulsed (imp. & p. p.) of Convulse

Convulsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convulse

Convulse (v. t.) To contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms, as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain.

Convulse (v. t.) To agitate greatly; to shake violently.

Convulsion (n.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.

Convulsion (n.) Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.

Convulsional (a.) Pertaining to, or having, convulsions; convulsionary.

Convulsionary (a.) Pertaining to convulsion; convulsive.

Convulsionary (n.) A convulsionist.

Convulsionist (n.) One who has convulsions; esp., one of a body of fanatics in France, early in the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion; as, the Convulsionists of St. Medard.

Convulsive (a.) Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary.

Convulsively (adv.) in a convulsive manner.

Cony (n.) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus)

Cony (n.) The chief hare.

Cony (n.) A simpleton.

Cony (n.) An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda.

Cony (n.) A local name of the burbot.

Cony-catch (v. t.) To deceive; to cheat; to trick.

Cony-catcher (n.) A cheat; a sharper; a deceiver.

Conylene (n.) An oily substance, C8H14, obtained from several derivatives of conine.

Conyrine (n.) A blue, fluorescent, oily base (regarded as a derivative of pyridine), obtained from conine.

Cooed (imp. & p. p.) of Coo

Cooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coo

Coo (v. i.) To make a low repeated cry or sound, like the characteristic note of pigeons or doves.

Coo (v. i.) To show affection; to act in a loving way. See under Bill, v. i.

Cooey (n.) Alt. of Cooee

Cooee (n.) A peculiar whistling sound made by the Australian aborigenes as a call or signal.

Cook (v. i.) To make the noise of the cuckoo.

Cook (v. t.) To throw.

Cook (n.) One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.

Cook (n.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.

Cooked (imp. & p. p.) of Cook

Cooking (p. pr & vb. n.) of Cook

Cook (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.

Cook (v. t.) To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook an account.

Cook (v. i.) To prepare food for the table.

Cookbook (n.) A book of directions and receipts for cooking; a cookery book.

Cookee (n.) A female cook.

Cookery (n.) The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat.

Cookery (n.) A delicacy; a dainty.

Cookey (n.) Alt. of Cookie

Cookie (n.) See Cooky.

Cookmaid (n.) A female servant or maid who dresses provisions and assists the cook.

Cookroom (n.) A room for cookery; a kitchen; the galley or caboose of a ship.

Cookshop (n.) An eating house.

Cookies (pl. ) of Cooky

Cooky (n.) A small, flat, sweetened cake of various kinds.

Cool (superl.) Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.

Cool (superl.) Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.

Cool (superl.) Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.

Cool (superl.) Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.

Cool (superl.) Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.

Cool (superl.) Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

Cool (n.) A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.

Cooled (imp. & p. p.) of Cool

Cooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cool

Cool (v. t.) To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.

Cool (v. t.) To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.

Cool (v. i.) To become less hot; to lose heat.

Cool (v. i.) To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.

Cooler (n.) That which cools, or abates heat or excitement.

Cooler (n.) Anything in or by which liquids or other things are cooled, as an ice chest, a vessel for ice water, etc.

Cool-headed (a.) Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion.

Coolie (n.) Same as Cooly.

Cooling (p.a.) Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat.

Coolish (a.) Somewhat cool.

Coolly (a.) Coolish; cool.

Coolly (adv.) In a cool manner; without heat or excessive cold; without passion or ardor; calmly; deliberately; with indifference; impudently.

Coolness (n.) The state of being cool; a moderate degree of cold; a moderate degree, or a want, of passion; want of ardor, zeal, or affection; calmness.

Coolness (n.) Calm impudence; self-possession.

Coolung (n.) The great gray crane of India (Grus cinerea).

Coolies (pl. ) of Coolie

Cooly (n.) Alt. of Coolie

Coolie (n.) An East Indian porter or carrier; a laborer transported from the East Indies, China, or Japan, for service in some other country.

Coom (n.) Soot; coal dust; refuse matter, as the dirty grease which comes from axle boxes, or the refuse at the mouth of an oven.

Coomb (n.) A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter.

Coomb (n.) Alt. of Coombe

Coombe (n.) A hollow in a hillside. [Prov. Eng.] See Comb, Combe.

Coon (n.) A raccoon. See Raccoon.

Coontie (n.) A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the Zamia integrifolia, from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared.

Coop (n.) A barrel or cask for liquor.

Coop (n.) An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially, a grated box for confining poultry.

Coop (n.) A cart made close with boards; a tumbrel.

Cooped (imp. & p. p.) of Coop

Cooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coop

Coop (v. t.) To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up, sometimes by in.

Coop (v. t.) To work upon in the manner of a cooper.

Coopee (n.) See Coupe.

Cooper (n.) One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.

Coopered (imp. & p. p.) of Cooper

Coopering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cooper

Cooper (v. t.) To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.

Cooperage (n.) Work done by a cooper.

Cooperage (n.) The price paid for coopers; work.

Cooperage (n.) A place where coopers' work is done.

Cooperant (a.) Operating together; as, cooperant forces.

Cooperated (imp. & p. p.) of Cooperate

Cooperating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cooperate

Cooperate (v. i.) To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect.

Cooperation (n.) The act of cooperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor.

Cooperation (n.) The association of a number of persons for their benefit.

Cooperative (a.) Operating jointly to the same end.

Cooperator (n.) One who labors jointly with others to promote the same end.

Cooper (n.) Work done by a cooper in making or repairing barrels, casks, etc.; the business of a cooper.

Coopery (a.) Relating to a cooper; coopered.

Coopery (n.) The occupation of a cooper.

Coopt (v. t.) To choose or elect in concert with another.

Cooptate (v. t.) To choose; to elect; to coopt.

Cooptation (n.) The act of choosing; selection; choice.

Coordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint for some purpose along with another.

Coordinance (n.) Joint ordinance.

Coordinate (a.) Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.

Coordinated (imp. & p. p.) of Coordinate

Coordinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coordinate

Coordinate (v. t.) To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to coordinate ideas in classification.

Coordinate (v. t.) To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action; to adjust; to harmonize; as, to coordinate muscular movements.

Coordinate (n.) A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.

Coordinate (n.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by means of which the position of any point, as of a curve, is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes, called coordinate axes and coordinate planes. See Abscissa.

Coordinately (adv.) In a coordinate manner.

Coordinateness (n.) The state of being coordinate; equality of rank or authority.

Coordination (n.) The act of coordinating; the act of putting in the same order, class, rank, dignity, etc.; as, the coordination of the executive, the legislative, and the judicial authority in forming a government; the act of regulating and combining so as to produce harmonious results; harmonious adjustment; as, a coordination of functions.

Coordination (n.) The state of being coordinate, or of equal rank, dignity, power, etc.

Coordinative (a.) Expressing coordination.

Coot (n.) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus Fulica.

Coot (n.) The surf duck or scoter. In the United States all the species of (/demia are called coots. See Scoter.

Coot (n.) A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot.

Cooter (n.) A fresh-water tortoise (Pseudemus concinna) of Florida.

Cooter (n.) The box tortoise.

Cootfoot (n.) The phalarope; -- so called because its toes are like the coot's.

Coothay (n.) A striped satin made in India.

Cop (n.) The top of a thing; the head; a crest.

Cop (n.) A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.

Cop (n.) A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.

Cop (n.) Same as Merlon.

Cop (n.) A policeman.

Copaiba (n.) Alt. of Copaiva

Copaiva (n.) A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes; -- called also balsam of copaiba.

Copal () A resinous substance flowing spontaneously from trees of Zanzibar, Madagascar, and South America (Trachylobium Hornemannianum, T. verrucosum, and Hymenaea Courbaril), and dug from earth where forests have stood in Africa; -- used chiefly in making varnishes.

Coparcenaries (pl. ) of Coparcenary

Coparcenary (n.) Partnership in inheritance; joint heirship; joint right of succession to an inheritance.

Coparcener (n.) One who has an equal portion with others of an inheritance.

Coparceny (n.) An equal share of an inheritance.

Copart (v. t.) To share.

Copartment (n.) A compartment.

Copartner (n.) One who is jointly concerned with one or more persons in business, etc.; a partner; an associate; a partaker; a sharer.

Copartnership (n.) The state of being a copartner or of having a joint interest in any matter.

Copartnership (n.) A partnership or firm; as, A. and B. have this day formed a copartnership.

Copartneries (pl. ) of Copartnery

Copartnery (n.) the state of being copartners in any undertaking.

Copatain (a.) Having a high crown, or a point or peak at top.

Copatriot (n.) A joint patriot.

Cope (n.) A covering for the head.

Cope (n.) Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door.

Cope (n.) An ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions.

Cope (n.) An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.

Cope (n.) The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold.

Cope (v. i.) To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.

Cope (v. t.) To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk).

Coped (imp. & p. p.) of Cope

Coping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cope

Cope (v. i.) To exchange or barter.

Cope (v. i.) To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.

Cope (v. i.) To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with.

Cope (v. t.) To bargain for; to buy.

Cope (v. t.) To make return for; to requite; to repay.

Cope (v. t.) To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter.

Cope-chisel (n.) A narrow chisel adapted for cutting a groove.

Copeck (n.) A Russian copper coin. See Kopeck.

Coped (a.) Clad in a cope.

Copelata (n. pl.) See Larvalla.

Copeman (v. i.) A chapman; a dealer; a merchant.

Copepod (a.) Of or pertaining to the Copepoda.

Copepod (n.) One of the Copepoda.

Copepoda (n. pl.) An order of Entomostraca, including many minute Crustacea, both fresh-water and marine.

Copernican (a.) Pertaining to Copernicus, a Prussian by birth (b. 1473, d. 1543), who taught the world the solar system now received, called the Copernican system.

Copesmate (n.) An associate or companion; a friend; a partner.

Copestone (n.) A stone for coping. See Coping.

Copier (n.) One who copies; one who writes or transcribes from an original; a transcriber.

Copier (n.) An imitator; one who imitates an example; hence, a plagiarist.

Coping (n.) The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called capping.

Copious (a.) Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.

Copiously (adv.) In a copious manner.

Copiousness (n.) The state or quality of being copious; abudance; plenty; also, diffuseness in style.

Copist (n.) A copier.

Coplaner (a.) Situated in one plane.

Copland (n.) A piece of ground terminating in a point or acute angle.

Coportion (n.) Equal share.

Copped (a.) Rising to a point or head; conical; pointed; crested.

Coppel (n. & v.) See Cupel.

Copper (n.) A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze.

Copper (n.) A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.

Copper (n.) A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.

Copper (n.) the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers.

Coppered (imp. & p. p.) of Copper

Coppering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Copper

Copper (v. t.) To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship.

Copperas (n.) Green vitriol, or sulphate of iron; a green crystalline substance, of an astringent taste, used in making ink, in dyeing black, as a tonic in medicine, etc. It is made on a large scale by the oxidation of iron pyrites. Called also ferrous sulphate.

Copper-bottomed (a.) Having a bottom made of copper, as a tin boiler or other vessel, or sheathed with copper, as a ship.

Copper-faced (a.) Faced or covered with copper; as, copper-faced type.

Copper-fastened (a.) Fastened with copper bolts, as the planks of ships, etc.; as, a copper-fastened ship.

Copperhead (n.) A poisonous American serpent (Ancistrodon conotortrix), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; -- called also copper-belly, and red viper.

Copperhead (n.) A nickname applied to a person in the Northern States who sympathized with the South during the Civil War.

Coppering (n.) The act of covering with copper.

Coppering (n.) An envelope or covering of copper.

Copperish (a.) Containing, or partaking of the nature of, copper; like copper; as, a copperish taste.

Copper-nickel (n.) Niccolite.

Copper-nose (n.) A red nose.

Copperplate (n.) A plate of polished copper on which a design or writing is engraved.

Copperplate (n.) An impression on paper taken from such a plate.

Coppersmith (n.) One whose occupation is to manufacture copper utensils; a worker in copper.

Copper works () A place where copper is wrought or manufactured.

Copperworm (n.) The teredo; -- so called because it injures the bottoms of vessels, where not protected by copper.

Copperworm (n.) The ringworm.

Coppery (a.) Mixed with copper; containing copper, or made of copper; like copper.

Coppice (n.) A grove of small growth; a thicket of brushwood; a wood cut at certain times for fuel or other purposes. See Copse.

Coppin (n.) A cop of thread.

Copple (n.) Something rising in a conical shape; specifically, a hill rising to a point.

Copple-crown (n.) A created or high-topped crown or head.

Coppled (a.) Rising to a point; conical; copped.

Copple dust () Cupel dust.

Copplestone (n.) A cobblestone.

Copps (n.) See Copse.

Copra (n.) The dried meat of the cocoanut, from which cocoanut oil is expressed.

Coprolite (n.) A piece of petrified dung; a fossil excrement.

Coprolitic (a.) Containing, pertaining to, or of the nature of, coprolites.

Coprophagan (n.) A kind of beetle which feeds upon dung.

Coprophagous (a.) Feeding upon dung, as certain insects.

Cop-rose (n.) The red, or corn, poppy.

Cops (n.) The connecting crook of a harrow.

Copse (n.) A wood of small growth; a thicket of brushwood. See Coppice.

Copse (v. t.) To trim or cut; -- said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc.

Copse (v. t.) To plant and preserve, as a copse.

Copsewood (n.) Brushwood; coppice.

Copsy (a.) Characterized by copses.

Coptic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Copts.

Coptic (n.) The language of the Copts.

Copts (n. pl.) An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians.

Copts (n. pl.) The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile.

Copula (n.) The word which unites the subject and predicate.

Copula (n.) The stop which connects the manuals, or the manuals with the pedals; -- called also coupler.

Copulate (a.) Joined; associated; coupled.

Copulate (a.) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.

Copulated (imp. & p. p.) of Copulate

Copulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Copulate

Copulate (v. i.) To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of generation.

Copulation (n.) The act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction.

Copulation (n.) The coming together of male and female in the act of generation; sexual union; coition.

Copulative (a.) Serving to couple, unite, or connect; as, a copulative conjunction like "and".

Copulative (n.) Connection.

Copulative (n.) A copulative conjunction.

Copulatively (adv.) In a copulative manner.

Coplatry (a.) Pertaining to copulation; tending or serving to unite; copulative.

Coplatry (a.) Used in sexual union; as, the copulatory organs of insects.

Copies (pl. ) of Copy

Copy (n.) An abundance or plenty of anything.

Copy (n.) An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.

Copy (n.) An individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of the works of Addison.

Copy (n.) That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.

Copy (n.) Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.

Copy (n.) A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper.

Copy (n.) Copyhold; tenure; lease.

Copied (imp. & p. p.) of Copy

Copying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Copy

Copy (n.) To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off.

Copy (n.) To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.

Copy (v. i.) To make a copy or copies; to imitate.

Copy (v. i.) To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.

Copyer (n.) See Copier.

Copygraph (n.) A contrivance for producing manifold copies of a writing or drawing.

Copyhold (n.) A tenure of estate by copy of court roll; or a tenure for which the tenant has nothing to show, except the rolls made by the steward of the lord's court.

Copyhold (n.) Land held in copyhold.

Copyholder (n.) One possessed of land in copyhold.

Copyholder (n.) A device for holding copy for a compositor.

Copyholder (n.) One who reads copy to a proof reader.

Copying (a. & n.) From Copy, v.

Copyist (n.) A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; a plagiarist.

Copyright (n.) The right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons. This right may be had in maps, charts, engravings, plays, and musical compositions, as well as in books.

Copyright (v. t.) To secure a copyright on.

Coquelicot (n.) The wild poppy, or red corn rose.

Coquelicot (n.) The color of the wild poppy; a color nearly red, like orange mixed with scarlet.

Coquetted (imp. & p. p.) of Coquet

Coquetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coquet

Coquet (v. t.) To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint.

Coquet (v. i.) To trifle in love; to stimulate affection or interest; to play the coquette; to deal playfully instead of seriously; to play (with); as, we have coquetted with political crime.

Coquetries (pl. ) of Coquetry

Coquetry (n.) Attempts to attract admiration, notice, or love, for the mere gratification of vanity; trifling in love.

Coquette (n.) A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; -- formerly sometimes applied also to men.

Coquette (n.) A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.

Coquettish (a.) Practicing or exhibiting coquetry; alluring; enticing.

Coquettishly (adv.) In a coquettish manner.

Coquilla nut () The fruit of a Brazilian tree (Attalea funifera of Martius.).

Coquimbite (n.) A mineral consisting principally of sulphate of iron; white copperas; -- so called because found in the province of Coquimbo, Chili.

Coquina (n.) A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.

Cor- () A prefix signifying with, together, etc. See Com-.

Cor (n.) A Hebrew measure of capacity; a homer.

Cora (n.) The Arabian gazelle (Gazella Arabica), found from persia to North Africa.

Coracle (n.) A boat made by covering a wicker frame with leather or oilcloth. It was used by the ancient Britons, and is still used by fisherman in Wales and some parts of Ireland. Also, a similar boat used in Thibet and in Egypt.

Coracoid (a.) Shaped like a crow's beak.

Coracoid (a.) Pertaining to a bone of the shoulder girdle in most birds, reptiles, and amphibians, which is reduced to a process of the scapula in most mammals.

Coracoid (n.) The coracoid bone or process.

Corage (n.) See Courage

Coral (n.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa.

Coral (n.) The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color.

Coral (n.) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.

Coraled (a.) Having coral; covered with coral.

Coral fish () Any bright-colored fish of the genera Chaetodon, Pomacentrus, Apogon, and related genera, which live among reef corals.

Corallaceous (a.) Like coral, or partaking of its qualities.

Corallian (n.) A deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion of the middle division of the oolite; -- called also coral-rag.

Coralliferous (a.) Containing or producing coral.

Coralliform (a.) resembling coral in form.

Coralligena (n. pl.) Same as Anthozoa.

Coralligenous (a.) producing coral; coralligerous; coralliferous.

Coralligerous (a.) Producing coral; coralliferous.

Corallin (n.) A yellow coal-tar dyestuff which probably consists chiefly of rosolic acid. See Aurin, and Rosolic acid under Rosolic.

Coralline (a.) Composed of corallines; as, coralline limestone.

Coralline (n.) A submarine, semicalcareous or calcareous plant, consisting of many jointed branches.

Coralline (n.) Formerly any slender coral-like animal; -- sometimes applied more particulary to bryozoan corals.

Corallinite (n.) A fossil coralline.

Corallite (n.) A mineral substance or petrifaction, in the form of coral.

Corallite (n.) One of the individual members of a compound coral; or that part formed by a single coral animal.

Coralloid (a.) Having the form of coral; branching like coral.

Coralloidal (a.) resembling coral; coralloid.

Corallum (n.) The coral or skeleton of a zoophyte, whether calcareous of horny, simple or compound. See Coral.

Coral-rag (n.) Same as Corallian.

Coralwort (n.) A cruciferous herb of certain species of Dentaria; -- called also toothwort, tooth violet, or pepper root.

Coranach (n.) A lamentation for the dead; a dirge.

Corant (n.) Alt. of Coranto

Coranto (n.) A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of fashion.

Corb (n.) A basket used in coal mines, etc. see Corf.

Corb (n.) An ornament in a building; a corbel.

Corban (n.) An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.

Corban (n.) An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.

Corbe (a.) Crooked.

Corbell (n.) A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel.

Corbell (n.) Small gabions.

Corbel (n.) A bracket supporting a superincumbent object, or receiving the spring of an arch. Corbels were employed largely in Gothic architecture.

Corbel (v. t.) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.

Corbel-table (n.) A horizontal row of corbels, with the panels or filling between them; also, less properly used to include the stringcourse on them.

Corbies (pl. ) of Corby

Corbie (n.) Alt. of Corby

Corby (n.) The raven.

Corby (n.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge.

Corbiestep (n.) One of the steps in which a gable wall is often finished in place of a continuous slope; -- also called crowstep.

Corchorus (n.) The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.

Corcle (n.) Alt. of Corcule

Corcule (n.) The heart of the seed; the embryo or germ.

Cord (n.) A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.

Cord (n.) A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.

Cord (n.) Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.

Cord (n.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.

Cord (n.) See Chord.

Corded (imp. & p. p.) of Cord

Cording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cord

Cord (v. t.) To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.

Cord (v. t.) To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

Cordage (n.) Ropes or cords, collectively; hence, anything made of rope or cord, as those parts of the rigging of a ship which consist of ropes.

Cordal (n.) Same as Cordelle.

Cordate (a.) Heart-shaped; as, a cordate leaf.

Cordately (adv.) In a cordate form.

Corded (a.) Bound or fastened with cords.

Corded (a.) Piled in a form for measurement by the cord.

Corded (a.) Made of cords.

Corded (a.) Striped or ribbed with cords; as, cloth with a corded surface.

Corded (a.) Bound about, or wound, with cords.

Cordelier (n.) A Franciscan; -- so called in France from the girdle of knotted cord worn by all Franciscans.

Cordelier (n.) A member of a French political club of the time of the first Revolution, of which Danton and Marat were members, and which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.

Cordeling (a.) Twisting.

Cordelle (n.) A twisted cord; a tassel.

Cordial (a.) Proceeding from the heart.

Cordial (a.) Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

Cordial (a.) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

Cordial (n.) Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.

Cordial (n.) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial.

Cordial (n.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur.

Cordialities (pl. ) of Cordiality

Cordiality (n.) Relation to the heart.

Cordiality (n.) Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; heartiness.

Cordialize (v. t.) To make into a cordial.

Cordialize (v. t.) To render cordial; to reconcile.

Cordialize (v. i.) To grow cordial; to feel or express cordiality.

Cordially (adv.) In a cordial manner.

Cordialness (n.) Cordiality.

Cordierite (n.) See Iolite.

Cordoform (a.) Heart-shaped.

Cordillera (n.) A mountain ridge or chain.

Cordiner (n.) A cordwainer.

Cordon (n.) A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon.

Cordon (n.) The cord worn by a Franciscan friar.

Cordon (n.) The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches.

Cordon (n.) A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing.

Cordon (n.) A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state.

Cordonnet (n.) Doubled and twisted thread, made of coarse silk, and used for tassels, fringes, etc.

Cordovan (n.) Same as Cordwain. In England the name is applied to leather made from horsehide.

Corduroy (n.) A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in ridges.

Corduroy (n.) Trousers or breeches of corduroy.

Corduroy (v. t.) To form of logs laid side by side.

Cordwain (n.) A term used in the Middle Ages for Spanish leather (goatskin tanned and dressed), and hence, any leather handsomely finished, colored, gilded, or the like.

Cordwainer (n.) A worker in cordwain, or cordovan leather; a shoemaker.

Core (n.) A body of individuals; an assemblage.

Core (n.) A miner's underground working time or shift.

Core (n.) A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.

Core (n.) The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.

Core (n.) The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.

Core (n.) The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.

Core (n.) The prtion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.

Core (n.) A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.

Core (n.) The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

Cord (imp. & p. p.) of Core

Coring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Core

Core (v. t.) To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.

Core (v. t.) To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.

Co-regent (n.) A joint regent or ruler.

Co-relation (n.) Corresponding relation.

Co-religionist (n.) One of the same religion with another.

Coreopsis (n.) A genus of herbaceous composite plants, having the achenes two-horned and remotely resembling some insect; tickseed. C. tinctoria, of the Western plains, the commonest plant of the genus, has been used in dyeing.

Corer (n.) That which cores; an instrument for coring fruit; as, an apple corer.

Co-respondent (n.) One who is called upon to answer a summons or other proceeding jointly with another.

Corves (pl. ) of Corf

Corf (n.) A basket.

Corf (n.) A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore.

Corf (n.) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

Corfiote (n.) Alt. of Corfute

Corfute (n.) A native or inhabitant of Corfu, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Coriaceous (a.) Consisting of or resembling, leather; leatherlike; tough.

Coriaceous (a.) Stiff, like leather or parchment.

Coriander (n.) An umbelliferous plant, the Coriandrum sativum, the fruit or seeds of which have a strong smell and a spicy taste, and in medicine are considered as stomachic and carminative.

Coridine (n.) A colorless or yellowish oil, C10H15N, of a leathery odor, occuring in coal tar, Dippel's oil, tobacco smoke, etc., regarded as an organic base, homologous with pyridine. Also, one of a series of metameric compounds of which coridine is a type.

Corindon (n.) See Corrundum.

Corinne (n.) The common gazelle (Gazella dorcas). See Gazelle.

Corinth (n.) A city of Greece, famed for its luxury and extravagance.

Corinth (n.) A small fruit; a currant.

Corinthiac (a.) Pertaining to Corinth.

Corinthian (a.) Of or relating to Corinth.

Corinthian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.

Corinthian (a.) Debauched in character or practice; impure.

Corinthian (a.) Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs.)

Corinthian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Corinth.

Corinthian (n.) A gay, licentious person.

Corium (n.) Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of Edward I.

Corium (n.) Same as Dermis.

Corium (n.) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.

Corival (n.) A rival; a corrival.

Corival (v. t.) To rival; to pretend to equal.

Corivalry (n.) Alt. of Corivalship

Corivalship (n.) Joint rivalry.

Cork (n.) The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.

Cork (n.) A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.

Cork (n.) A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance.

Corked (imp. & p. p.) of Cork

Corking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cork

Cork (v. t.) To stop with a cork, as a bottle.

Cork (v. t.) To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.

Corkage (n.) The charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.

Corked (a.) having acquired an unpleasant taste from the cork; as, a bottle of wine is corked.

Cork fossil () A variety of amianthus which is very light, like cork.

Corkiness (n.) The quality of being corky.

Corking pin () A pin of a large size, formerly used attaching a woman's headdress to a cork mold.

Corkscrew (n.) An instrument with a screw or a steel spiral for drawing corks from bottles.

Corkscrew (v. t.) To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way through a crowd.

Corkwing (n.) A fish; the goldsinny.

Corky (a.) Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up.

Corky (a.) Tasting of cork.

Corm (n.) A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See Bulb.

Corm (n.) Same as Cormus, 2.

Cormogeny (n.) The embryological history of groups or families of individuals.

Cormophylogeny (n.) The phylogeny of groups or families of individuals.

Cormophytes (n. pl.) Alt. of Cormophyta

Cormophyta (n. pl.) A term proposed by Endlicher to include all plants with an axis containing vascular tissue and with foliage.

Cormorant (n.) Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.

Cormorant (n.) A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant.

Cormoraut (a.) Ravenous; voracious.

Cormus (n.) See Corm.

Cormus (n.) A vegetable or animal made up of a number of individuals, such as, for example, would be formed by a process of budding from a parent stalk wherre the buds remain attached.

Corn (n.) A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.

Corn (n.) A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.

Corn (n.) The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.

Corn (n.) The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.

Corn (n.) A small, hard particle; a grain.

Corned (imp. & p. p.) of Corn

Corning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corn

Corn (v. t.) To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.

Corn (v. t.) To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.

Corn (v. t.) To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.

Corn (v. t.) To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.

Cornage (n.) Anancient tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion by blowing a horn.

Cornamute (n.) A cornemuse.

Cornbind (n.) A weed that binds stalks of corn, as Convolvulus arvensis, Polygonum Convolvulus.

Corncob (n.) The cob or axis on which the kernels of Indian corn grow.

Corncrake (n.) A bird (Crex crex or C. pratensis) which frequents grain fields; the European crake or land rail; -- called also corn bird.

Corncrib (n.) A crib for storing corn.

Corncutter (n.) A machine for cutting up stalks of corn for food of cattle.

Corncutter (n.) An implement consisting of a long blade, attached to a handle at nearly a right angle, used for cutting down the stalks of Indian corn.

Corndodger (n.) A cake made of the meal of Indian corn, wrapped in a covering of husks or paper, and baked under the embers.

Corneas (pl. ) of Cornea

Cornea (n.) The transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye.

Corneal (a.) Pertaining to the cornea.

Cornel (n.) The cornelian cherry (Cornus Mas), a European shrub with clusters of small, greenish flowers, followed by very acid but edible drupes resembling cherries.

Cornel (n.) Any species of the genus Cornus, as C. florida, the flowering cornel; C. stolonifera, the osier cornel; C. Canadensis, the dwarf cornel, or bunchberry.

Cornelian (n.) Same as Carnelian.

Cornemuse (n.) A wind instrument nearly identical with the bagpipe.

Corneocalcareous (a.) Formed of a mixture of horny and calcareous materials, as some shells and corals.

Corneocalcareous (a.) Horny on one side and calcareous on the other.

Corneouss (a.) Of a texture resembling horn; horny; hard.

Corner (n.) The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.

Corner (n.) The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.

Corner (n.) An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.

Corner (n.) A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.

Corner (n.) Direction; quarter.

Corner (n.) The state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock.

Cornered (imp. & p. p.) of Corner

Cornering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corner

Corner (v. t.) To drive into a corner.

Corner (v. t.) To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.

Corner (v. t.) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum.

Cornercap (n.) The chief ornament.

Cornered (p. a.) 1 Having corners or angles.

Cornered (p. a.) In a possition of great difficulty; brought to bay.

Cornerwise (adv.) With the corner in front; diagonally; not square.

Cornet (n.) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family.

Cornet (n.) A brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-a-piston.

Cornet (n.) A certain organ stop or register.

Cornet (n.) A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.

Cornet (n.) A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.

Cornet (n.) The standard of such a troop.

Cornet (n.) The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.

Cornet (n.) A headdress

Cornet (n.) A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.

Cornet (n.) A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.

Cornet (n.) See Coronet, 2.

Cornets-a-piston (pl. ) of Cornet-a-piston

Cornet-a-piston (n.) A brass wind instrument, like the trumpet, furnished with valves moved by small pistons or sliding rods; a cornopean; a cornet.

Cornetcy (n.) The commission or rank of a cornet.

Corneter (n.) One who blows a cornet.

Corneule (n.) One of the corneas of a compound eye in the invertebrates.

Cornfield (n.) A field where corn is or has been growing; -- in England, a field of wheat, rye, barley, or oats; in America, a field of Indian corn.

Cornfloor (n.) A thrashing floor.

Cornflower (n.) A conspicuous wild flower (Centaurea Cyanus), growing in grainfields.

Cornic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, the dogwood (Cornus florida).

Cornice (n.) Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house.

Corniced (a.) Having a cornice.

Cornicle (n.) A little horn.

Cornicular (n.) A secretary or clerk.

Cor/niculate (a.) Horned; having horns.

Cor/niculate (a.) Having processes resembling small horns.

Cornicula (pl. ) of Corniculum

Corniculum (n.) A small hornlike part or process.

Corniferous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest period of the Devonian age. (See the Diagram, under Geology.) The Corniferous period has been so called from the numerous seams of hornstone which characterize the later part of the period, as developed in the State of New York.

Cornific (a.) Producing horns; forming horn.

Cornification (n.) Conversion into, or formation of, horn; a becoming like horn.

Cornified (a.) Converted into horn; horny.

Corniform (a.) Having the shape of a horn; horn-shaped.

Cornigerous (a.) Horned; having horns; as, cornigerous animals.

Cornin (n.) A bitter principle obtained from dogwood (Cornus florida), as a white crystalline substance; -- called also cornic acid.

Cornin (n.) An extract from dogwood used as a febrifuge.

Corniplume (n.) A hornlike tuft of feathers on the head of some birds.

Cornish (a.) Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England.

Cornish (n.) The dialect, or the people, of Cornwall.

Cornist (n.) A performer on the cornet or horn.

Cornloft (n.) A loft for corn; a granary.

Cornmuse (n.) A cornemuse.

Corni (-n/) di basseto (pl. ) of Corno di bassetto

Corno di bassetto () A tenor clarinet; -- called also basset horn, and sometimes confounded with the English horn, which is a tenor oboe.

Corni Inglesi (pl. ) of Corno Inglese

Corno Inglese () A reed instrument, related to the oboe, but deeper in pitch; the English horn.

Cornopean (n.) An obsolete name for the cornet-a-piston.

Cornsheller (n.) A machine that separates the kernels of corn from the cob.

Cornshuck (n.) The husk covering an ear of Indian corn.

Cornstalk (n.) A stalk of Indian corn.

Cornstarch (n.) Starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc.

Cornua (pl. ) of Cornu

Cornu (n.) A horn, or anything shaped like or resembling a horn.

Cornua Ammonis (pl. ) of Cornu Ammonis

Cornu Ammonis () A fossil shell, curved like a ram's horn; an obsolete name for an ammonite.

Cornucopias (pl. ) of Cornucopia

Cornucopia (n.) The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance.

Cornucopia (n.) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form.

Cornute (a.) Alt. of Cornuted

Cornuted (a.) Bearing horns; horned; horn-shaped.

Cornuted (a.) Cuckolded.

Cornute (v. t.) To bestow horns upon; to make a cuckold of; to cuckold.

Cornuto (n.) A man that wears the horns; a cuckold.

Cornutor (n.) A cuckold maker.

Corny (a.) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

Corny (a.) Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.

Corny (a.) Containing corn; tasting well of malt.

Corny (a.) Tipsy.

Corocore (n.) A kind of boat of various forms, used in the Indian Archipelago.

Corody (n.) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king's servants as he may designate to receive it.

Corol (n.) A corolla.

Corolla (n.) The inner envelope of a flower; the part which surrounds the organs of fructification, consisting of one or more leaves, called petals. It is usually distinguished from the calyx by the fineness of its texture and the gayness of its colors. See the Note under Blossom.

Corollaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a corolla; having the form or texture of a corolla.

Corollaries (pl. ) of Corollary

Corollary (n.) That which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous.

Corollary (n.) Something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence.

Corollate (a.) Alt. of Corollated

Corollated (a.) Having a corolla or corollas; like a corolla.

Corollet (n.) A floret in an aggregate flower.

Corollifloral (a.) Alt. of Corolliflorous

Corolliflorous (a.) Having the stamens borne on the petals, and the latter free from the calyx. Compare Calycifloral and Thalamifloral.

Corolline (a.) Of or pertaining to a corolla.

Coromandel (n.) The west coast, or a portion of the west coast, of the Bay of Bengal.

Coronae (pl. ) of Corona

Coronas (pl. ) of Corona

Corona (n.) A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.

Corona (n.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.

Corona (n.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown.

Corona (n.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.

Corona (n.) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.

Corona (n.) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.

Corona (n.) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.

Corona (n.) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the sun or moon.

Corona (n.) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis, formed by the concentration or convergence of luminous beams around the point in the heavens indicated by the direction of the dipping needle.

Corona (n.) A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged pyramidically. Called also corona lucis.

Corona (n.) A character [/] called the pause or hold.

Coronach (n.) See Coranach.

Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to a corona (in any of the senses).

Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to a king's crown, or coronation.

Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to the top of the head or skull.

Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to the shell of a sea urchin.

Coronal (n.) A crown; wreath; garland.

Coronal (n.) The frontal bone, over which the ancients wore their coronae or garlands.

Coronamen (n.) The upper margin of a hoof; a coronet.

Coronary (a.) Of or pertaining to a crown; forming, or adapted to form, a crown or garland.

Coronary (a.) Resembling, or situated like, a crown or circlet; as, the coronary arteries and veins of the heart.

Coronary (n.) A small bone in the foot of a horse.

Coronary (n.) Informal shortening of coronary thrombosis, also used generally to mean heart attack.

Coronate (a.) Alt. of Coronated

Coronated (a.) Having or wearing a crown.

Coronated (a.) Having the coronal feathers lengthened or otherwise distinguished; -- said of birds.

Coronated (a.) Girt about the spire with a row of tubercles or spines; -- said of spiral shells.

Coronated (a.) Having a crest or a crownlike appendage.

Coronation (n.) The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.

Coronation (n.) The pomp or assembly at a coronation.

Coronel (n.) A colonel.

Coronel (n.) The iron head of a tilting spear, divided into two, three, or four blunt points.

Coroner (n.) An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire, with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent, sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred.

Coronet (n.) An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown.

Coronet (n.) The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin.

Coronet (n.) The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel.

Coroneted (a.) Wearing, or entitled to wear, a coronet; of noble birth or rank.

Coroniform (a.) Having the form of a crown or coronet; resembling a crown.

Coronilla (n.) A genus of plants related to the clover, having their flowers arranged in little heads or tufts resembling coronets.

Coronis (n.) In Greek grammar, a sign ['] sometimes placed over a contracted syllable.

Coronis (n.) The curved line or flourish at the end of a book or chapter; hence, the end.

Coronoid (a.) Resembling the beak of a crow; as, the coronoid process of the jaw, or of the ulna.

Coronule (n.) A coronet or little crown of a seed; the downy tuft on seeds. See Pappus.

Coroun (v. & n.) Crown.

Corozo (n.) Alt. of Corosso

Corosso (n.) The name in Central America for the seed of a true palm; also, a commercial name for the true ivory nut. See Ivory nut.

Corporace (n.) See Corporas.

Corporal (n.) A noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant. In the United States army he is the lowest noncommissioned officer in a company of infantry. He places and relieves sentinels.

Corporal (a.) Belonging or relating to the body; bodily.

Corporal (a.) Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal.

Corporal (a.) Alt. of Corporale

Corporale (a.) A fine linen cloth, on which the sacred elements are consecrated in the eucharist, or with which they are covered; a communion cloth.

Corporalities (pl. ) of Corporality

Corporality (n.) The state of being or having a body; bodily existence; corporeality; -- opposed to spirituality.

Corporality (n.) A confraternity; a guild.

Corporally (adv.) In or with the body; bodily; as, to be corporally present.

Corporalship (n.) A corporal's office.

Corporas (n.) The corporal, or communion cloth.

Corporate (a.) Formed into a body by legal enactment; united in an association, and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual; incorporated; as, a corporate town.

Corporate (a.) Belonging to a corporation or incorporated body.

Corporate (a.) United; general; collectively one.

Corporate (v. t.) To incorporate.

Corporate (v. i.) To become incorporated.

Corporately (adv.) In a corporate capacity; acting as a corporate body.

Corporately (adv.) In, or as regarda, the body.

Corporation (n.) A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.

Corporator (n.) A member of a corporation, esp. one of the original members.

Corporature (n.) The state of being embodied; bodily existence.

Corporeal (a.) Having a body; consisting of, or pertaining to, a material body or substance; material; -- opposed to spiritual or immaterial.

Corporealism (n.) Materialism.

Corporealist (n.) One who denies the reality of spiritual existences; a materialist.

Corporealities (pl. ) of Corporeality

Corporeality (n.) The state of being corporeal; corporeal existence.

Corporeally (adv.) In the body; in a bodily form or manner.

Corporealness (n.) Corporeality; corporeity.

Corporeity (n.) The state of having a body; the state of being corporeal; materiality.

Corporify (v. t.) To embody; to form into a body.

Corposant (n.) St. Elmo's fire. See under Saint.

Corps (n. sing. & pl.) The human body, whether living or dead.

Corps (n. sing. & pl.) A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.

Corps (n. sing. & pl.) A body or code of laws.

Corps (n. sing. & pl.) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed.

Corpse (n.) A human body in general, whether living or dead; -- sometimes contemptuously.

Corpse (n.) The dead body of a human being; -- used also Fig.

Corpulence (n.) Alt. of Corpulency

Corpulency (n.) Excessive fatness; fleshiness; obesity.

Corpulency (n.) Thickness; density; compactness.

Corpulent (a.) Very fat; obese.

Corpulent (a.) Solid; gross; opaque.

Corpulently (adv.) In a corpulent manner.

Corpora (pl. ) of Corpus

Corpus (n.) A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing.

Corpora callosa (pl. ) of Corpus

Corpora lutea (pl. ) of Corpus

Corpora striata (pl. ) of Corpus

Corpuscle (n.) A minute particle; an atom; a molecule.

Corpuscle (n.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are imbedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles. See Blood.

Corpuscular (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, corpuscles, or small particles.

Corpuscularian (a.) Corpuscular.

Corpuscularian (n.) An adherent of the corpuscular philosophy.

Corpuscule (n.) A corpuscle.

Corpusculous (a.) Corpuscular.

Corrade (v. t.) To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume.

Corrade (v. t.) To erode, as the bed of a stream. See Corrosion.

Corradial (a.) Radiating to or from the same point.

Corradiate (v. t.) To converge to one point or focus, as light or rays.

Corradiation (n.) A conjunction or concentration of rays in one point.

Corral (n.) A pen for animals; esp., an inclosure made with wagons, by emigrants in the vicinity of hostile Indians, as a place of security for horses, cattle, etc.

Corraled (imp. & p. p.) of Corral

Corralling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corral

Corral (v. t.) To surround and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed space; -- primarily used with reference to securing horses and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the plains, but in the Southwestern United States now colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning of anything.

Corrasion (n.) The erosion of the bed of a stream by running water, principally by attrition of the detritus carried along by the stream, but also by the solvent action of the water.

Corrasive (a.) Corrosive.

Correct (a.) Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views.

Corrected (imp. & p. p.) of Correct

Correcting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Correct

Correct (v. t.) To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.

Correct (v. t.) To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).

Correct (v. t.) To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying.

Correct (v. t.) To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.

Correctible (a.) Alt. of Correctable

Correctable (a.) Capable of being corrected.

Correctify (v. t.) To correct.

Correction (n.) The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.

Correction (n.) The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.

Correction (n.) That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.

Correction (n.) Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.

Correction (n.) An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.

Correctional (a.) Tending to, or intended for, correction; used for correction; as, a correctional institution.

Correctioner (n.) One who is, or who has been, in the house of correction.

Corrective (a.) Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.

Corrective (a.) Qualifying; limiting.

Corrective (n.) That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct.

Corrective (n.) Limitation; restriction.

Correctly (adv.) In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.

Correctness (n.) The state or quality of being correct; as, the correctness of opinions or of manners; correctness of taste; correctness in writing or speaking; the correctness of a text or copy.

Corrector (n.) One who, or that which, corrects; as, a corrector of abuses; a corrector of the press; an alkali is a corrector of acids.

Correctory (a.) Containing or making correction; corrective.

Correctress (n.) A woman who corrects.

Corregidor (n.) The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.

Correi (n.) A hollow in the side of a hill, where game usually lies.

Correlatable (a.) Such as can be correlated; as, correlatable phenomena.

Correlated (imp. & p. p.) of Correlate

Correlating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Correlate

Correlate (v. i.) To have reciprocal or mutual relations; to be mutually related.

Correlate (v. t.) To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation; as, to correlate natural phenomena.

Correlate (n.) One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation to something else, as father to son; a correlative.

Correlation (n.) Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.

Correlative (a.) Having or indicating a reciprocal relation.

Correlative (n.) One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other person or thing.

Correlative (n.) The antecedent of a pronoun.

Correlatively (adv.) In a correlative relation.

Correlativeness (n.) Quality of being correlative.

Correligionist (n.) A co-religion/ist.

Correption (n.) Chiding; reproof; reproach.

Corresponded (imp. & p. p.) of Correspond

Corresponding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Correspond

Correspond (v. i.) To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.

Correspond (v. i.) To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to.

Correspond (v. i.) To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with.

Correspondence (n.) Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters.

Correspondence (n.) The letters which pass between correspondents.

Correspondence (n.) Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.

Correspondencies (pl. ) of Correspondency

Correspondency (n.) Same as Correspondence, 3.

Correspondent (a.) Suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing.

Correspondent (n.) One with whom intercourse is carried on by letter.

Correspondent (n.) One who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical.

Correspondent (n.) One who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance.

Correspondently (adv.) In a a corresponding manner; conformably; suitably.

Corresponding (a.) Answering; conformable; agreeing; suiting; as, corresponding numbers.

Corresponding (a.) Carrying on intercourse by letters.

Correspondingly (adv.) In a corresponding manner; conformably.

Corresponsive (a.) Corresponding; conformable; adapted.

Corridor (n.) A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.

Corridor (n.) The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place.

Corrie (n.) Same as Correi.

Corrigenda (pl. ) of Corrigendum

Corrigendum (n.) A fault or error to be corrected.

Corrigent (n.) A substance added to a medicine to mollify or modify its action.

Corrigibility (n.) Quality of being corrigible; capability of being corrected; corrigibleness.

Corrigible (a.) Capable of being set right, amended, or reformed; as, a corrigible fault.

Corrigible (a.) Submissive to correction; docile.

Corrigible (a.) Deserving chastisement; punishable.

Corrigible (a.) Having power to correct; corrective.

Corrigibleness (n.) The state or quality of being corrigible; corrigibility.

Corrival (n.) A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival; also, a companion.

Corrival (a.) Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry.

Corrival (v. i. & t.) To compete with; to rival.

Corrivalry (n.) Corivalry.

Corrivalship (n.) Corivalry.

Corrivate (v. t.) To cause to flow together, as water drawn from several streams.

Corrivation (n.) The flowing of different streams into one.

Corroborant (a.) Strengthening; supporting; corroborating.

Corroborant (n.) Anything which gives strength or support; a tonic.

Corroborated (imp. & p. p.) of Corroborate

Corroborating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corroborate

Corroborate (v. t.) To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen.

Corroborate (v. t.) To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.

Corroborate (a.) Corroborated.

Corroboration (n.) The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information.

Corroboration (n.) That which corroborates.

Corroborative (a.) Tending to strengthen of confirm.

Corroborative (n.) A medicine that strengthens; a corroborant.

Corroboratory (a.) Tending to strengthen; corroborative; as, corroboratory facts.

Corroded (imp. & p. p.) of Corrode

Corroding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corrode

Corrode (v. t.) To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.

Corrode (v. t.) To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.

Corrode (v. i.) To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.

Corrodent (a.) Corrosive.

Corrodent (n.) Anything that corrodes.

Corrodiate (v. t.) To eat away by degrees; to corrode.

Corrodibility (n.) The quality of being corrodible.

Corrodible (a.) Capable of being corroded; corrosible.

Corrosibility (n.) Corrodibility.

Corrosible (a.) Corrodible.

Corrosibleness (n.) The quality or state of being corrosible.

Corrosion (n.) The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion.

Corrosive (a.) Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid.

Corrosive (a.) Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

Corrosive (n.) That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.

Corrosive (n.) That which has the power of fretting or irritating.

Corroval (n.) A dark brown substance of vegetable origin, allied to curare, and used by the natives of New Granada as an arrow poison.

Corrovaline (n.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from corroval, and characterized by its immediate action in paralyzing the heart.

Corrugant (a.) Having the power of contracting into wrinkles.

Corrugate (a.) Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.

Corrugated (imp. & p. p.) of Corrugate

Corrugating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corrugate

Corrugate (v. t.) To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead.

Corrugation (n.) The act corrugating; contraction into wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves.

Corrugator (n.) A muscle which contracts the skin of the forehead into wrinkles.

Corrugent (a.) Drawing together; contracting; -- said of the corrugator.

Corrump (v. t.) To corrupt. See Corrupt.

Corrumpable (a.) Corruptible.

Corrupt (a.) Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

Corrupt (a.) Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.

Corrupt (a.) Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

Corrupted (imp. & p. p.) of Corrupt

Corrupting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corrupt

Corrupt (v. t.) To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.

Corrupt (v. t.) To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.

Corrupt (v. t.) To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.

Corrupt (v. t.) To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.

Corrupt (v. t.) To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.

Corrupt (v. i.) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.

Corrupt (v. i.) To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.

Corrupter (n.) One who corrupts; one who vitiates or taints; as, a corrupter of morals.

Corruptful (a.) Tending to corrupt; full of corruption.

Corruptibility (n.) The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness.

Corruptible (a.) Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay.

Corruptible (a.) Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.

Corruptible (n.) That which may decay and perish; the human body.

Corruptingly (adv.) In a manner that corrupts.

Corruption (n.) The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.

Corruption (n.) The product of corruption; putrid matter.

Corruption (n.) The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.

Corruption (n.) The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.

Corruptionist (n.) One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption.

Corruptive (a.) Having the quality of taining or vitiating; tending to produce corruption.

Corruptless (a.) Not susceptible of corruption or decay; incorruptible.

Corruptly (adv.) In a corrupt manner; by means of corruption or corrupting influences; wrongfully.

Corruptness (n.) The quality of being corrupt.

Corruptress (n.) A woman who corrupts.

Corsac (n.) The corsak.

Corsage (n.) The waist or bodice of a lady's dress; as, a low corsage.

Corsage (n.) a flower or small arrangement of flowers worn by a person as a personal ornament. Typically worn by women on special occasions (as, at a ball or an anniversary celebration), a corsage may be worn pinned to the chest, or tied to the wrist. It is usually larger or more elaborate than a boutonniere.

Corsair (n.) A pirate; one who cruises about without authorization from any government, to seize booty on sea or land.

Corsair (n.) A piratical vessel.

Corsak (n.) A small foxlike mammal (Cynalopex corsac), found in Central Asia.

Corse (n.) A living body or its bulk.

Corse (n.) A corpse; the dead body of a human being.

Corselet (n.) Armor for the body, as, the body breastplate and backpiece taken together; -- also, used for the entire suit of the day, including breastplate and backpiece, tasset and headpiece.

Corselet (n.) The thorax of an insect.

Corsepresent (n.) An offering made to the church at the interment of a dead body.

Corset (n.) In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women.

Corset (n.) An article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn (chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its shape; stays.

Corseted (imp. & p. p.) of Corset

Corseting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corset

Corset (v. t.) To inclose in corsets.

Corslet (n.) A corselet.

Corsned (n.) The morsel of execration; a species of ordeal consisting in the eating of a piece of bread consecrated by imprecation. If the suspected person ate it freely, he was pronounced innocent; but if it stuck in his throat, it was considered as a proof of his guilt.

Cortege (n.) A train of attendants; a procession.

Cortes (n. pl.) The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.

Cortices (pl. ) of Cortex

Cortex (n.) Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.

Cortex (n.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.

Cortex (n.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.

Cortical (a.) Belonging to, or consisting of, bark or rind; resembling bark or rind; external; outer; superficial; as, the cortical substance of the kidney.

Corticate (a.) Alt. of Corticated

Corticated (a.) Having a special outer covering of a nature unlike the interior part.

Corticifer (n.) One of the Gorgoniacea; -- so called because the fleshy part surrounds a solid axis, like a bark.

Corticiferous (a.) Producing bark or something that resembling that resembles bark.

Corticiferous (a.) Having a barklike c/nenchyms.

Corticiform (a.) Resembling, or having the form of, bark or rind.

Corticine (n.) A material for carpeting or floor covering, made of ground cork and caoutchouc or India rubber.

Corticose (a.) Abounding in bark; resembling bark; barky.

Corticous (a.) Relating to, or resembling, bark; corticose.

Cortile (n.) An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.

Corundums (pl. ) of Corundum

Corundum (n.) The earth alumina, as found native in a crystalline state, including sapphire, which is the fine blue variety; the oriental ruby, or red sapphire; the oriental amethyst, or purple sapphire; and adamantine spar, the hair-brown variety. It is the hardest substance found native, next to the diamond.

Coruscant (a.) Glittering in flashes; flashing.

Coruscate (v. i.) To glitter in flashes; to flash.

Coruscation (n.) A sudden flash or play of light.

Coruscation (n.) A flash of intellectual brilliancy.

Corve (n.) See Corf.

Corvee (n.) An obligation to perform certain services, as the repair of roads, for the lord or sovereign.

Corven () p. p. of Carve.

Corvet (n.) Alt. of Corvette

Corvette (n.) A war vessel, ranking next below a frigate, and having usually only one tier of guns; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.

Corvetto (n.) A curvet.

Corvine (a.) Of or pertaining to the crow; crowlike.

Corvorant (n.) See Cormorant.

Corybants (pl. ) of Corybant

Corybantes (pl. ) of Corybant

Corybant (n.) One of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia. The rites of the Corybants were accompanied by wild music, dancing, etc.

Corybantiasm (n.) A kind of frenzy in which the patient is tormented by fantastic visions and want of sleep.

Corybantic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the Corybantes or their rites; frantic; frenzied; as, a corybantic dance.

Corymb (n.) A flat-topped or convex cluster of flowers, each on its own footstalk, and arising from different points of a common axis, the outermost blossoms expanding first, as in the hawthorn.

Corymb (n.) Any flattish flower cluster, whatever be the order of blooming, or a similar shaped cluster of fruit.

Corymbed (a.) Corymbose.

Corymbiferous (a.) Bearing corymbs of flowers or fruit.

Corymbose (a.) Consisting of corymbs, or resembling them in form.

Corymbosely (adv.) In corymbs.

Coryphaenoid (a.) Belonging to, or like, the genus Coryphaena. See Dolphin.

Coryphee (n.) A ballet dancer.

Coryphene (n.) A fish of the genus Coryphaena. See Dolphin. (2)

Corypheuses (pl. ) of Corypheus

Coryphei (pl. ) of Corypheus

Corypheus (n.) The conductor, chief, or leader of the dramatic chorus; hence, the chief or leader of a party or interest.

Coryphodon (n.) A genus of extinct mammals from the eocene tertiary of Europe and America. Its species varied in size between the tapir and rhinoceros, and were allied to those animals, but had short, plantigrade, five-toed feet, like the elephant.

Coryphodont (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the genus Coryphodon.

Coryza (n.) Nasal catarrh.

Coscinomancy (n.) Divination by means of a suspended sieve.

Coscoroba (n.) A large, white, South American duck, of the genus Cascoroba, resembling a swan.

Cosecant (n.) The secant of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

Cosen (v. t.) See Cozen.

Cosenage (n.) See Cozenage.

Cosening (n.) Anything done deceitfully, and which could not be properly designated by any special name, whether belonging to contracts or not.

Cosentient (a.) Perceiving together.

Cosey (a.) See Cozy.

Cosher (v. t.) To levy certain exactions or tribute upon; to lodge and eat at the expense of. See Coshering.

Cosher (v. t.) To treat with hospitality; to pet.

Cosherer (n.) One who coshers.

Coshering (n.) A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging and food at his tenant's house.

Cosier (n.) A tailor who botches his work.

Cosignificative (a.) Having the same signification.

Cosignitary (a.) Signing some important public document with another or with others; as, a treaty violated by one of the cosignitary powers.

Cosignitaries (pl. ) of Cosignitary

Cosignitary (n.) One who signs a treaty or public document along with others or another; as, the cosignitaries of the treaty of Berlin.

Cosily (adv.) See Cozily.

Cosinage (n.) Collateral relationship or kindred by blood; consanguinity.

Cosinage (n.) A writ to recover possession of an estate in lands, when a stranger has entered, after the death of the grandfather's grandfather, or other distant collateral relation.

Cosine (n.) The sine of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

Cosmetic (a.) Alt. of Cosmetical

Cosmetical (a.) Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.

Cosmetic (n.) Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.

Cosmic (a.) Alt. of Cosmical

Cosmical (a.) Pertaining to the universe, and having special reference to universal law or order, or to the one grand harmonious system of things; hence; harmonious; orderly.

Cosmical (a.) Pertaining to the solar system as a whole, and not to the earth alone.

Cosmical (a.) Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast; as, cosmic speed.

Cosmical (a.) Rising or setting with the sun; -- the opposite of acronycal.

Cosmically (adv.) With the sun at rising or setting; as, a star is said to rise or set cosmically when it rises or sets with the sun.

Cosmically (adv.) Universally.

Cosmogonal (a.) Alt. of Cosmogonical

Cosmogonic (a.) Alt. of Cosmogonical

Cosmogonical (a.) Belonging to cosmogony.

Cosmogonist (n.) One who treats of the origin of the universe; one versed in cosmogony.

Cosmogonies (pl. ) of Cosmogony

Cosmogony (n.) The creation of the world or universe; a theory or account of such creation; as, the poetical cosmogony of Hesoid; the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaxagoras, and Plato.

Cosmographer (n.) One who describes the world or universe, including the heavens and the earth.

Cosmographic (a.) Alt. of Cosmographical

Cosmographical (a.) Of or pertaining to cosmography.

Cosmographically (adv.) In a cosmographic manner; in accordance with cosmography.

Cosmographies (pl. ) of Cosmography

Cosmography (n.) A description of the world or of the universe; or the science which teaches the constitution of the whole system of worlds, or the figure, disposition, and relation of all its parts.

Cosmolabe (n.) An instrument resembling the astrolabe, formerly used for measuring the angles between heavenly bodies; -- called also pantacosm.

Cosmolatry (n.) Worship paid to the world.

Cosmoline (n.) A substance obtained from the residues of the distillation of petroleum, essentially the same as vaseline, but of somewhat stiffer consistency, and consisting of a mixture of the higher paraffines; a kind of petroleum jelly.

Cosmological (a.) Of or pertaining to cosmology.

Cosmologist (n.) One who describes the universe; one skilled in cosmology.

Cosmology (n.) The science of the world or universe; or a treatise relating to the structure and parts of the system of creation, the elements of bodies, the modifications of material things, the laws of motion, and the order and course of nature.

Cosmometry (n.) The art of measuring the world or the universe.

Cosmoplastic (a.) Pertaining to a plastic force as operative in the formation of the world independently of God; world-forming.

Cosmopolitan (n.) Alt. of Cosmopolite

Cosmopolite (n.) One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world.

Cosmopolitan (a.) Alt. of Cosmopolite

Cosmopolite (a.) Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.

Cosmopolite (a.) Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of the world.

Cosmopolitanism (n.) The quality of being cosmopolitan; cosmopolitism.

Cosmopolite (a. & n.) See Cosmopolitan.

Cosmopolitical (a.) Having the character of a cosmopolite.

Cosmopolitism (n.) The condition or character of a cosmopolite; disregard of national or local peculiarities and prejudices.

Cosmorama (n.) An exhibition in which a series of views in various parts of the world is seen reflected by mirrors through a series of lenses, with such illumination, etc., as will make the views most closely represent reality.

Cosmoramic (a.) Of or pertaining to a cosmorama.

Cosmos (n.) The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.

Cosmos (n.) The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.

Cosmosphere (n.) An apparatus for showing the position of the earth, at any given time, with respect to the fixed stars. It consist of a hollow glass globe, on which are depicted the stars and constellations, and within which is a terrestrial globe.

Cosmotheism (n.) Same as Pantheism.

Cosmothetic (a.) Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world.

Cosovereign (n.) A joint sovereign.

Coss (n.) A Hindoo measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles.

Coss (n.) A thing (only in phrase below).

Cossack (n.) One of a warlike, pastoral people, skillful as horsemen, inhabiting different parts of the Russian empire and furnishing valuable contingents of irregular cavalry to its armies, those of Little Russia and those of the Don forming the principal divisions.

Cossas (n.) Plain India muslin, of various qualities and widths.

Cosset (n.) A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.

Cosset (v. t.) To treat as a pet; to fondle.

Cossic (a.) Alt. of Cossical

Cossical (a.) Of or relating to algebra; as, cossic numbers, or the cossic art.

Cost (n.) A rib; a side; a region or coast.

Cost (n.) See Cottise.

Cost (imp. & p. p.) of Cost

Costing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cost

Cost (v. t.) To require to be given, expended, or laid out therefor, as in barter, purchase, acquisition, etc.; to cause the cost, expenditure, relinquishment, or loss of; as, the ticket cost a dollar; the effort cost his life.

Cost (v. t.) To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.

Cost (v. t.) The amount paid, charged, or engaged to be paid, for anything bought or taken in barter; charge; expense; hence, whatever, as labor, self-denial, suffering, etc., is requisite to secure benefit.

Cost (v. t.) Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.

Cost (v. t.) Expenses incurred in litigation.

Costa (n.) A rib of an animal or a human being.

Costa (n.) A rib or vein of a leaf, especially the midrib.

Costa (n.) The anterior rib in the wing of an insect.

Costa (n.) One of the riblike longitudinal ridges on the exterior of many corals.

Costage (n.) Expense; cost.

Costal (a.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal nerves.

Costal (a.) Relating to a costa, or rib.

Costal-nerved (a.) Having the nerves spring from the midrib.

Costard (n.) An apple, large and round like the head.

Costard (n.) The head; -- used contemptuously.

Costardmonger (n.) A costermonger.

Costate (a.) Alt. of Costated

Costated (a.) Having ribs, or the appearance of ribs; (Bot.) having one or more longitudinal ribs.

Costean (v. i.) To search after lodes. See Costeaning.

Costeaning (n.) The process by which miners seek to discover metallic lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the veins between the two pits.

Costellate (a.) Finely ribbed or costated.

Coster (n.) One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.

Costermonger (n.) An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer.

Costiferous (a.) Rib-bearing, as the dorsal vertebrae.

Costive (a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.

Costive (a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.

Costive (a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.

Costively (adv.) In a costive manner.

Costiveness (n.) An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.

Costiveness (n.) Inability to express one's self; stiffness.

Costless (a.) Costing nothing.

Costlewe (a.) Costly.

Costliness (n.) The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness.

Costly (a.) Of great cost; expensive; dear.

Costly (a.) Gorgeous; sumptuous.

Costmary (n.) A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong balsamic smell, and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called also alecost.

Costotome (n.) An instrument (chisel or shears) to cut the ribs and open the thoracic cavity, in post-mortem examinations and dissections.

Costrel (n.) A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side.

Costume (n.) Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.

Costume (n.) Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.

Costume (n.) A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.

Costumer (n.) One who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.

Co-sufferer (n.) One who suffers with another.

Cosupreme (n.) A partaker of supremacy; one jointly supreme.

Cosureties (pl. ) of Cosurety

Cosurety (n.) One who is surety with another.

Cosy (a.) See Cozy.

Cot (n.) A small house; a cottage or hut.

Cot (n.) A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.

Cot (n.) A cover or sheath; as, a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger.

Cot (n.) A small, rudely-formed boat.

Cot (n.) A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed.

Cotangent (n.) The tangent of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

Cotarnine (n.) A white, crystalline substance, C12H13NO3, obtained as a product of the decomposition of narcotine. It has weak basic properties, and is usually regarded as an alkaloid.

Cote (n.) A cottage or hut.

Cote (n.) A shed, shelter, or inclosure for small domestic animals, as for sheep or doves.

Cote (v. t.) To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before; as, a dog cotes a hare.

Cote (v. t.) To quote.

Cotemporaneous (a.) Living or being at the same time; contemporaneous.

Cotemporary (a.) Living or being at the same time; contemporary.

Cotemporaries (pl. ) of Cotemporary

Cotemporary (n.) One who lives at the same time with another; a contemporary.

Cotenant (n.) A tenant in common, or a joint tenant.

Coterie (n.) A set or circle of persons who meet familiarly, as for social, literary, or other purposes; a clique.

Coterminous (a.) Bordering; conterminous; -- followed by with.

Cotgare (n.) Refuse wool.

Cothurn (n.) A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.

Cothurnate (a.) Alt. of Cothurnated

Cothurnated (a.) Wearing a cothurn.

Cothurnated (a.) Relating to tragedy; solemn; grave.

Cothurnus (n.) Same as Cothurn.

Coticular (a.) Pertaining to whetstones; like or suitable for whetstones.

Cotidal (a.) Marking an equality in the tides; having high tide at the same time.

Cotillon (n.) Alt. of Cotillion

Cotillion (n.) A brisk dance, performed by eight persons; a quadrille.

Cotillion (n.) A tune which regulates the dance.

Cotillion (n.) A kind of woolen material for women's skirts.

Cotillion (n.) A formal ball.

Cotinga (n.) A bird of the family Cotingidae, including numerous bright-colored South American species; -- called also chatterers.

Cotise (n.) See Cottise.

Cotised (a.) See Cottised.

Cotland (n.) Land appendant to a cot or cottage, or held by a cottager or cotter.

Cotquean (n.) A man who busies himself with affairs which properly belong to women.

Cotquean (n.) A she-cuckold; a cucquean; a henhussy.

Cotqueanity (n.) The condition, character, or conduct of a cotquean.

Cotrustee (n.) A joint trustee.

Cotswold (n.) An open country abounding in sheepcotes, as in the Cotswold hills, in Gloucestershire, England.

Cottage (n.) A small house; a cot; a hut.

Cottaged (a.) Set or covered with cottages.

Cottagely (a.) Cottagelike; suitable for a cottage; rustic.

Cottager (n.) One who lives in a cottage.

Cottager (n.) One who lives on the common, without paying any rent, or having land of his own.

Cotter (n.) Alt. of Cottar

Cottar (n.) A cottager; a cottier.

Cotter (n.) A piece of wood or metal, commonly wedge-shaped, used for fastening together parts of a machine or structure. It is driven into an opening through one or all of the parts. [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly called a key.

Cotter (n.) A toggle.

Cotter (v. t.) To fasten with a cotter.

Cottier (n.) In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's farm.

Cottise (n.) A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is used alone it is often called a cost. See also Couple-close.

Cottised (a.) Set between two cottises, -- said of a bend; or between two barrulets, -- said of a bar or fess.

Cottoid (a.) Like a fish of the genus Cottus.

Cottoid (n.) A fish belonging to, or resembling, the genus Cottus. See Sculpin.

Cottolene (n.) A product from cotton-seed, used as lard.

Cotton (n.) A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.

Cotton (n.) The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.

Cotton (n.) Cloth made of cotton.

Cotton (v. i.) To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.

Cotton (v. i.) To go on prosperously; to succeed.

Cotton (v. i.) To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.

Cotton (v. i.) To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.

Cottonade (n.) A somewhat stout and thick fabric of cotton.

Cottonary (a.) Relating to, or composed of, cotton; cottony.

Cottonous (a.) Resembling cotton.

Cottontail (n.) The American wood rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus); -- also called Molly cottontail.

Cottonweed (n.) See Cudweed.

Cottonwood (n.) An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.

Cottony (a.) Covered with hairs or pubescence, like cotton; downy; nappy; woolly.

Cottony (a.) Of or pertaining to cotton; resembling cotton in appearance or character; soft, like cotton.

Cottrel (n.) A trammel, or hook to support a pot over a fire.

Cotyla (n.) Alt. of Cotyle

Cotyle (n.) A cuplike cavity or organ. Same as Acetabulum.

Cotyledon (n.) One of the patches of villi found in some forms of placenta.

Cotyledon (n.) A leaf borne by the caulicle or radicle of an embryo; a seed leaf.

Cotyledonal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cotyledon.

Cotyledonary (a.) Having a cotyledon; tufted; as, the cotyledonary placenta of the cow.

Cotyledonous (a.) Of or pertaining to a cotyledon or cotyledons; having a seed lobe.

Cotyliform (a.) Shaped like a cotyle or a cup.

Cotyligerous (a.) Having cotyles.

Cotyloid (a.) Shaped like a cup; as, the cotyloid cavity, which receives the head of the thigh bone.

Cotyloid (a.) Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the cotyloid ligament, or notch.

Coucal (n.) A large, Old World, ground cuckoo of the genus Centropus, of several species.

Couched (imp. & p. p.) of Couch

Couching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Couch

Couch (v. t.) To lay upon a bed or other resting place.

Couch (v. t.) To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.

Couch (v. t.) To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.

Couch (v. t.) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.

Couch (v. t.) To conceal; to include or involve darkly.

Couch (v. t.) To arrange; to place; to inlay.

Couch (v. t.) To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.

Couch (v. t.) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.

Couch (v. i.) To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie.

Couch (v. i.) To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.

Couch (v. i.) To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.

Couch (v. t.) A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.

Couch (v. t.) Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.

Couch (v. t.) A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.

Couch (v. t.) A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.

Couchancy (n.) State of lying down for repose.

Couchant (v. t.) Lying down with head erect; squatting.

Couchant (v. t.) Lying down with the head raised, which distinguishes the posture of couchant from that of dormant, or sleeping; -- said of a lion or other beast.

Couche (v. t.) Not erect; inclined; -- said of anything that is usually erect, as an escutcheon.

Couche (v. t.) Lying on its side; thus, a chevron couche is one which emerges from one side of the escutcheon and has its apex on the opposite side, or at the fess point.

Couched (a.) Same as Couch/.

Couchee (v. t.) A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.

Coucher (n.) One who couches.

Coucher (n.) One who couches paper.

Coucher (n.) A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic.

Coucher (n.) The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts.

Couch grass () See Quitch grass.

Couching (n.) The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.

Couching (n.) Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through.

Couchless (a.) Having no couch or bed.

Coudee (n.) A measure of length; the distance from the elbow to the end of the middle finger; a cubit.

Cougar (n.) An American feline quadruped (Felis concolor), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the American lion. Called also puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamount. See Puma.

Coughed (imp. & p. p.) of Cough

Coughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cough

Cough (v. i.) To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner.

Cough (v. t.) To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; -- followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm.

Cough (v. t.) To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse.

Cough (v. i.) A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.

Cough (v. i.) The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.

Cougher (n.) One who coughs.

Couhage (n.) See Cowhage.

Could (imp.) Was, should be, or would be, able, capable, or susceptible. Used as an auxiliary, in the past tense or in the conditional present.

Coulee (n.) A stream

Coulee (n.) a stream of lava. Also, in the Western United States, the bed of a stream, even if dry, when deep and having inclined sides; distinguished from a ca?on, which has precipitous sides.

Coulisse (n.) A piece of timber having a groove in which something glides.

Coulisse (n.) One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.

Couloir (n.) A deep gorge; a gully.

Couloir (n.) A dredging machine for excavating canals, etc.

Coulomb (n.) The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the quantity transferred by one ampere in one second. Formerly called weber.

Coulter (n.) Same as Colter.

Coulterneb (n.) The puffin.

Coumaric (a.) Relating to, derived from, or like, the Dipterix odorata, a tree of Guiana.

Coumarin (n.) The concrete essence of the tonka bean, the fruit of Dipterix (formerly Coumarouna) odorata and consisting essentially of coumarin proper, which is a white crystalline substance, C9H6O2, of vanilla-like odor, regarded as an anhydride of coumaric acid, and used in flavoring. Coumarin in also made artificially.

Council (n.) An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.

Council (n.) A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council.

Council (n.) Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.

Councilist (n.) One who belong to a council; one who gives an opinion.

Councilmen (pl. ) of Councilman

Councilman (n.) A member of a council, especially of the common council of a city; a councilor.

Councilor (n.) A member of a council.

Co-une (v. t.) To combine or unite.

Co-unite (v. t.) To unite.

Co-unite (a.) United closely with another.

Counsel (n.) Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.

Counsel (n.) Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.

Counsel (n.) Result of consultation; advice; instruction.

Counsel (n.) Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.

Counsel (n.) A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.

Counsel (n.) One who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel.

Counseled (imp. & p. p.) of Counsel

Counselled () of Counsel

Counseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counsel

Counselling () of Counsel

Counsel (v. t.) To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.

Counsel (v. t.) To advise or recommend, as an act or course.

Counselable (a.) Willing to receive counsel or follow advice.

Counselable (a.) Suitable to be advised; advisable, wise.

Counselor (n.) One who counsels; an adviser.

Counselor (n.) A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]

Counselor (n.) One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister.

Counselorship (n.) The function and rank or office of a counselor.

Counted (imp. & p. p.) of Count

Counting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Count

Count (v. t.) To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.

Count (v. t.) To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.

Count (v. t.) To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.

Count (v. i.) To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing.

Count (v. i.) To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.

Count (v. i.) To take account or note; -- with

Count (v. i.) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.

Count (v. t.) The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.

Count (v. t.) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.

Count (v. t.) A formal statement of the plaintiff's case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution.

Count (n.) A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.

Countable (a.) Capable of being numbered.

Counttenance (n.) Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.

Counttenance (n.) The face; the features.

Counttenance (n.) Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.

Counttenance (n.) Superficial appearance; show; pretense.

Countenanced (imp. & p. p.) of Countenance

Countenancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countenance

Countenance (v. t.) To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.

Countenance (v. t.) To make a show of; to pretend.

Countenancer (n.) One who countenances, favors, or supports.

Counter (adv.) A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a.

Counter (v. t.) One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.

Counter (v. t.) A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.

Counter (v. t.) Money; coin; -- used in contempt.

Counter (v. t.) A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.

Counter (v. t.) A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.

Counter (v. t.) A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.

Counter (adv.) Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.

Counter (adv.) In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.

Counter (adv.) At or against the front or face.

Counter (a.) Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.

Counter (adv.) The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.

Counter (adv.) Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.

Counter (adv.) The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.

Counter (adv.) The back leather or heel part of a boot.

Counter (n.) An encounter.

Counter (v. i.) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.

Counteracted (imp. & p. p.) of Counteract

Counteracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counteract

Counteract (v. t.) To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.

Counteraction (n.) Action in opposition; hindrance resistance.

Counteractive (a.) Tending to counteract.

Counteractive (n.) One who, or that which, counteracts.

Counteractibely (adv.) By counteraction.

Counterbalanced (imp. & p. p.) of Counterbalance

Counterbalancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterbalance

Counterbalance (v. t.) To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance.

Counterbalance (n.) A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another

Counterbalance (n.) A mass of metal in one side of a driving wheel or fly wheel, to balance the weight of a crank pin, etc., on the opposite side of the wheel

Counterbalance (n.) A counterpoise to balance the weight of anything, as of a drawbridge or a scale beam.

Counterbore (n.) A flat-bottomed cylindrical enlargement of the mouth of a hole, usually of slight depth, as for receiving a cylindrical screw head.

Counterbore (n.) A kind of pin drill with the cutting edge or edges normal to the axis; -- used for enlarging a hole, or for forming a flat-bottomed recess at its mouth.

Counterbore (v. t.) To form a counterbore in, by boring, turning, or drilling; to enlarge, as a hole, by means of a counterbore.

Counter brace () The brace of the fore-topsail on the leeward side of a vessel.

Counter brace () A brace, in a framed structure, which resists a strain of a character opposite to that which a main brace is designed to receive.

Counterbrace (v. t.) To brace in opposite directions; as, to counterbrace the yards, i. e., to brace the head yards one way and the after yards another.

Counterbrace (v. t.) To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to apply counter braces to.

Counterbuff (v. t.) To strike or drive back or in an opposite direction; to stop by a blow or impulse in front.

Counterbuff (n.) A blow in an opposite direction; a stroke that stops motion or cause a recoil.

Countercast (n.) A trick; a delusive contrivance.

Countercaster (n.) A caster of accounts; a reckoner; a bookkeeper; -- used contemptuously.

Counterchanged (imp. & p. p.) of Counterchange

Counterchanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterchange

Counterchange (v. t.) To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.

Counterchange (v. t.) To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See Counterchaged, a., 2.

Counterchange (n.) Exchange; reciprocation.

Counterchanged (a.) Exchanged.

Counterchanged (a.) Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure.

Countercharge (n.) An opposing charge.

Countercharmed (imp. & p. p.) of Countercharm

Countercharming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countercharm

Countercharm (v. t.) To destroy the effect of a charm upon.

Countercharm (n.) That which has the power of destroying the effect of a charm.

Counterchecked (imp. & p. p.) of Countercheck

Counterchecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countercheck

Countercheck (v. t.) To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check.

Countercheck (n.) A check; a stop; a rebuke, or censure to check a reprover.

Countercheck (n.) Any force or device designed to restrain another restraining force; a check upon a check.

Counterclaim (n.) A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.

Counter-compony (a.) See Compony.

Counter-couchant (a.) Lying down, with their heads in opposite directions; -- said of animals borne in a coat of arms.

Counter-courant (a.) Running in opposite directions; -- said of animals borne in a coast of arms.

Countercurrent (a.) Running in an opposite direction.

Countercurrent (n.) A current running in an opposite direction to the main current.

Counterdrew (imp.) of Counterdraw

Counterdrawn (p. p.) of Counterdraw

Counterdrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterdraw

Counterdraw (v. t.) To copy, as a design or painting, by tracing with a pencil on oiled paper, or other transparent substance.

Counterfaisance (n.) See Counterfesance.

Counterfeit (adv.) Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.

Counterfeit (adv.) Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin.

Counterfeit (adv.) Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.

Counterfeit (n.) That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.

Counterfeit (n.) That which is made in imitation of something, with a view to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank note was a counterfeit.

Counterfeit (n.) One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat.

Counterfeited (imp. & p. p.) of Counterfeit

Counterfeiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterfeit

Counterfeit (v. t.) To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.

Counterfeit (v. t.) To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.

Counterfeit (v. i.) To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.

Counterfeit (v. i.) To make counterfeits.

Counterfeiter (n.) One who counterfeits; one who copies or imitates; especially, one who copies or forges bank notes or coin; a forger.

Counterfeiter (n.) One who assumes a false appearance or semblance; one who makes false pretenses.

Counterfeitly (adv.) By forgery; falsely.

Counterfesance (a.) The act of forging; forgery.

Counterfleury (a.) Counterflory.

Counterflory (a.) Adorned with flowers (usually fleurs-de-lis) so divided that the tops appear on one side and the bottoms on the others; -- said of any ordinary.

Counterfoil (n.) That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account; -- called also counterstock.

Counterfoil (n.) The part of a writing (as the stub of a bank check) in which are noted the main particulars contained in the corresponding part, which has been issued.

Counterforce (n.) An opposing force.

Counterfort (n.) A kind of buttress of masonry to strengthen a revetment wall.

Counterfort (n.) A spur or projection of a mountain.

Countergage (n.) An adjustable gage, with double points for transferring measurements from one timber to another, as the breadth of a mortise to the place where the tenon is to be made.

Counterguard (n.) A low outwork before a bastion or ravelin, consisting of two lines of rampart parallel to the faces of the bastion, and protecting them from a breaching fire.

Counterirritant (n.) Alt. of Counterirritation

Counterirritation (n.) See Counter irritant, etc., under Counter, a.

Counterirritate (v. t.) To produce counter irritation in; to treat with one morbid process for the purpose of curing another.

Counterjumper (n.) A salesman in a shop; a shopman; -- used contemptuously.

Countermen (pl. ) of Counterman

Counterman (n.) A man who attends at the counter of a shop to sell goods.

Countermanded (imp. & p. p.) of Countermand

Countermanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermand

Countermand (v. t.) To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given; as, to countermand an order for goods.

Countermand (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.

Countermand (v. t.) To oppose; to revoke the command of.

Countermand (n.) A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command.

Countermandable (a.) Capable of being countermanded; revocable.

Countermarched (imp. & p. p.) of Countermarch

Countermarching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermarch

Countermarch (v. i.) To march back, or to march in reversed order.

Countermarch (n.) A marching back; retrocession.

Countermarch (n.) An evolution by which a body of troops change front or reverse the direction of march while retaining the same men in the front rank; also, a movement by which the rear rank becomes the front one, either with or without changing the right to the left.

Countermarch (n.) A change of measures; alteration of conduct.

Countermark (n.) A mark or token added to those already existing, in order to afford security or proof; as, an additional or special mark put upon a package of goods belonging to several persons, that it may not be opened except in the presence of all; a mark added to that of an artificer of gold or silver work by the Goldsmiths' Company of London, to attest the standard quality of the gold or silver; a mark added to an ancient coin or medal, to show either its change of value or that it was taken from an enemy.

Countermark (n.) An artificial cavity made in the teeth of horses that have outgrown their natural mark, to disguise their age.

Countermark (v. t.) To apply a countermark to; as, to countermark silverware; to countermark a horse's teeth.

Countermine (n.) An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.

Countermine (n.) A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated.

Countermined (imp. & p. p.) of Countermine

Countermining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermine

Countermine (v. t.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.

Countermine (v. t.) To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.

Countermine (v. i.) To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.

Countermove (v. t. & i.) To move in a contrary direction to.

Countermove () Alt. of Countermovement

Countermovement () A movement in opposition to another.

Countermure (n.) A wall raised behind another, to supply its place when breached or destroyed. [R.] Cf. Contramure.

Countermured (imp. & p. p.) of Countermure

Countermuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermure

Countermure (v. t.) To fortify with a wall behind another wall.

Counternatural (a.) Contrary to nature.

Counter-paly (a.) Paly, and then divided fesswise, so that each vertical piece is cut into two, having the colors used alternately or counterchanged. Thus the escutcheon in the illustration may also be blazoned paly of six per fess counterchanged argent and azure.

Counterpane (n.) A coverlet for a bed, -- originally stitched or woven in squares or figures.

Counterpane (n.) A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc., corresponding with the original; -- now called counterpart.

Counterpart (n.) A part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile.

Counterpart (n.) One of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a duplicate.

Counterpart (n.) A person who closely resembles another.

Counterpart (n.) A thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements it; that which serves to complete or complement anything; hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in another; an opposite.

Counterpassant (a.) Passant in opposite directions; -- said of two animals.

Counterplead (v. t.) To plead the contrary of; to plead against; to deny.

Counterplotted (imp. & p. p.) of Counterplot

Counterplotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterplot

Counterplot (v. t.) To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem.

Counterplot (n.) A plot or artifice opposed to another.

Counterpoint (n.) An opposite point

Counterpoint (n.) The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody

Counterpoint (n.) The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies.

Counterpoint (n.) Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic music. See Polyphony.

Counterpoint (n.) A coverlet; a cover for a bed, often stitched or broken into squares; a counterpane. See 1st Counterpane.

Counterpoised (imp. & p. p.) of Counterpoise

Counterpoising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterpoise

Counterpoise (v. t.) To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.

Counterpoise (v. t.) To act against with equal power; to balance.

Counterpoise (n.) A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight.

Counterpoise (n.) An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force.

Counterpoise (n.) The relation of two weights or forces which balance each other; equilibrium; equiponderance.

Counterpole (n.) The exact opposite.

Counterponderate (v. t.) To equal in weight; to counterpoise; to equiponderate.

Counterproved (imp. & p. p.) of Counterprove

Counterproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterprove

Counterprove (v. t.) To take a counter proof of, or a copy in reverse, by taking an impression directly from the face of an original. See Counter proof, under Counter.

Counter-roll (n.) A duplicate roll (record or account) kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll.

Counterrolment (n.) A counter account. See Control.

Counter-salient (a.) Leaping from each other; -- said of two figures on a coast of arms.

Counterscale (n.) Counterbalance; balance, as of one scale against another.

Counterscarf (n.) The exterior slope or wall of the ditch; -- sometimes, the whole covered way, beyond the ditch, with its parapet and glacis; as, the enemy have lodged themselves on the counterscarp.

Countersealed (imp. & p. p.) of Counterseal

Countersealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterseal

Counterseal (v. t.) To seal or ratify with another or others.

Countersecure (v. t.) To give additional security to or for.

Countershaft (n.) An intermediate shaft; esp., one which receives motion from a line shaft in a factory and transmits it to a machine.

Countersigned (imp. & p. p.) of Countersign

Countersigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countersign

Countersign (v. t.) To sign on the opposite side of (an instrument or writing); hence, to sign in addition to the signature of a principal or superior, in order to attest the authenticity of a writing.

Countersign (a.) The signature of a secretary or other officer to a writing signed by a principal or superior, to attest its authenticity.

Countersign (a.) A private signal, word, or phrase, which must be given in order to pass a sentry; a watchword.

Countersunk (imp. & p. p.) of Countersink

Countersinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countersink

Countersink (v. t.) To chamfer or form a depression around the top of (a hole in wood, metal, etc.) for the reception of the head of a screw or bolt below the surface, either wholly or in part; as, to countersink a hole for a screw.

Countersink (v. t.) To cause to sink even with or below the surface; as, to countersink a screw or bolt into woodwork.

Countersink (n.) An enlargement of the upper part of a hole, forming a cavity or depression for receiving the head of a screw or bolt.

Countersink (n.) A drill or cutting tool for countersinking holes.

Counterstand (n.) Resistance; opposition; a stand against.

Counterstep (n.) A contrary method of procedure; opposite course of action.

Counterstock (n.) See Counterfoil.

Counterstroke (n.) A stroke or blow in return.

Countersunk (p. p. & a.) Chamfered at the top; -- said of a hole.

Countersunk (p. p. & a.) Sunk into a chamfer; as, a countersunk bolt.

Countersunk (p. p. & a.) Beveled on the lower side, so as to fit a chamfered countersink; as, a countersunk nailhead.

Countersway (n.) A swaying in a contrary direction; an opposing influence.

Counter tenor () One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor.

Counterterm (n.) A term or word which is the opposite of, or antithesis to, another; an antonym; -- the opposite of synonym; as, "foe" is the counterterm of "friend".

Countertime (n.) The resistance of a horse, that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manege, occasioned by a bad horseman, or the bad temper of the horse.

Countertime (n.) Resistance; opposition.

Countertrippant (a.) Trippant in opposite directions. See Trippant.

Countertripping (a.) Same as Countertrippant.

Counterturn (n.) The critical moment in a play, when, contrary to expectation, the action is embroiled in new difficulties.

Countervailed (imp. & p. p.) of Countervail

Countervailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countervail

Countervail (v. t.) To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate.

Countervail (n.) Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital.

Countervallation (n.) See Contravallation.

Counterview (n.) An opposite or opposing view; opposition; a posture in which two persons front each other.

Counterview (n.) A position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast.

Countervote (v. t.) To vote in opposition to; to balance or overcome by voting; to outvote.

Counterwait (v. t.) To wait or watch for; to be on guard against.

Counterweigh (v. t.) To weigh against; to counterbalance.

Counter weight (n.) A counterpoise.

Counterwheel (v. t.) To cause to wheel or turn in an opposite direction.

Counterwork (v. t.) To work in opposition to; to counteract.

Countesses (pl. ) of Countess

Countess (n.) The wife of an earl in the British peerage, or of a count in the Continental nobility; also, a lady possessed of the same dignity in her own right. See the Note under Count.

Countinghouse (v.) Alt. of Countingroom

Countingroom (v.) The house or room in which a merchant, trader, or manufacturer keeps his books and transacts business.

Countless (a.) Incapable of being counted; not ascertainable; innumerable.

Countor (v. t.) An advocate or professional pleader; one who counted for his client, that is, orally pleaded his cause.

Countour (n.) Alt. of Countourhouse

Countourhouse (n.) A merchant's office; a countinghouse.

Countre- () Same as prefix Counter-.

Countreplete (v. t.) To counterplead.

Countretaille (n.) A counter tally; correspondence (in sound).

Countrified (p. a.) Having the appearance and manners of a rustic; rude.

Countrify (v. t.) To give a rural appearance to; to cause to appear rustic.

Countries (pl. ) of Country

Country (adv.) A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.

Country (adv.) Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

Country (adv.) The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.

Country (adv.) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.

Country (adv.) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.

Country (adv.) The rock through which a vein runs.

Country (a.) Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.

Country (a.) Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.

Country (a.) Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.

Country-base (n.) Same as Prison base.

Country-dance (n.) See Contradance.

Countrymen (pl. ) of Countryman

Countryman (n.) An inhabitant or native of a region.

Countryman (n.) One born in the same country with another; a compatriot; -- used with a possessive pronoun.

Countryman (n.) One who dwells in the country, as distinguished from a townsman or an inhabitant of a city; a rustic; a husbandman or farmer.

Country seat () A dwelling in the country, used as a place of retirement from the city.

Countryside (n.) A particular rural district; a country neighborhood.

Countrywomen (pl. ) of Countrywoman

Countrywoman (n.) A woman born, or dwelling, in the country, as opposed to the city; a woman born or dwelling in the same country with another native or inhabitant.

Count-wheel (n.) The wheel in a clock which regulates the number of strokes.

Counties (pl. ) of County

County (n.) An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.

County (n.) A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire.

County (n.) A count; an earl or lord.

Coup (n.) A sudden stroke; an unexpected device or stratagem; -- a term used in various ways to convey the idea of promptness and force.

Coupable (a.) Culpable.

Coupe (n.) The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or carriage on British railways.

Coupe (n.) A four-wheeled close carriage for two persons inside, with an outside seat for the driver; -- so called because giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.

Couped (a.) Cut off smoothly, as distinguished from erased; -- used especially for the head or limb of an animal. See Erased.

Coupee (n.) A motion in dancing, when one leg is a little bent, and raised from the floor, and with the other a forward motion is made.

Coupe-gorge (n.) Any position giving the enemy such advantage that the troops occupying it must either surrender or be cut to pieces.

Couple (a.) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.

Couple (a.) Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.

Couple (a.) A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.

Couple (a.) See Couple-close.

Couple (a.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.

Couple (a.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.

Coupled (imp. & p. p.) of Couple

Coupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Couple

Couple (v.) To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.

Couple (v.) To join in wedlock; to marry.

Couple (v. i.) To come together as male and female; to copulate.

Couple-beggar (n.) One who makes it his business to marry beggars to each other.

Couple-closes (pl. ) of Couple-close

Couple-close (n.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised.

Couple-close (n.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam.

Couplement (n.) Union; combination; a coupling; a pair.

Coupler (n.) One who couples; that which couples, as a link, ring, or shackle, to connect cars.

Couplet (n.) Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other.

Coupling (n.) The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.

Coupling (n.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.

Coupon (n.) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.

Coupon (n.) A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accomodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, or the like.

Coupure (n.) A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate sallies by the besieged.

Courage (n.) The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.

Courage (n.) Heart; inclination; desire; will.

Courage (n.) That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.

Couage (v. t.) To inspire with courage.

Courageous (a.) Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.

Courageously (adv.) In a courageous manner.

Courageousness (n.) The quality of being courageous; courage.

Courant (a.) Represented as running; -- said of a beast borne in a coat of arms.

Courant (p. pr.) A piece of music in triple time; also, a lively dance; a coranto.

Courant (p. pr.) A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.

Couranto (n.) A sprightly dance; a coranto; a courant.

Courap (n.) A skin disease, common in India, in which there is perpetual itching and eruption, esp. of the groin, breast, armpits, and face.

Courb (a.) Curved; rounded.

Courb (v. i.) To bend; to stop; to bow.

Courbaril (n.) See Anime, n.

Courche (n.) A square piece of linen used formerly by women instead of a cap; a kerchief.

Courier (n.) A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business.

Courier (n.) An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.

Courlan (n.) A South American bird, of the genus Aramus, allied to the rails.

Course (n.) The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.

Course (n.) The ground or path traversed; track; way.

Course (n.) Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.

Course (n.) Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.

Course (n.) Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.

Course (n.) Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.

Course (n.) Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.

Course (n.) A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.

Course (n.) The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.

Course (n.) That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.

Course (n.) A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.

Course (n.) The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.

Course (n.) The menses.

Coursed (imp. & p. p.) of Course

Coursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Course

Course (v. t.) To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.

Course (v. t.) To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.

Course (v. t.) To run through or over.

Course (v. i.) To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.

Course (v. i.) To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.

Coursed (a.) Hunted; as, a coursed hare.

Coursed (a.) Arranged in courses; as, coursed masonry.

Courser (n.) One who courses or hunts.

Courser (n.) A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger.

Courser (n.) A grallatorial bird of Europe (Cursorius cursor), remarkable for its speed in running. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to running birds of the Ostrich family.

Coursey (n.) A space in the galley; a part of the hatches.

Coursing (n.) The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent.

Court (n.) An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

Court (n.) The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

Court (n.) The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

Court (n.) Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

Court (n.) Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

Court (n.) The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

Court (n.) The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.

Court (n.) A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

Court (n.) The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

Court (n.) The session of a judicial assembly.

Court (n.) Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

Court (n.) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

Courted (imp. & p. p.) of Court

Courting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Court

Court (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

Court (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.

Court (v. t.) To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.

Court (v. t.) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

Court (v. i.) To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

Court-baron (n.) An inferior court of civil jurisdiction, attached to a manor, and held by the steward; a baron's court; -- now fallen into disuse.

Courtbred (a.) Bred, or educated, at court; polished; courtly.

Court-craft (n.) The artifices, intrigues, and plottings, at courts.

Court-cupboard (n.) A movable sideboard or buffet, on which plate and other articles of luxury were displayed on special ocasions.

Courteous (a.) Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.

Courteously (adv.) In a courteous manner.

Courteousness (n.) The quality of being courteous; politeness; courtesy.

Courtepy (n.) A short coat of coarse cloth.

Courter (n.) One who courts; one who plays the lover, or who solicits in marriage; one who flatters and cajoles.

Courtesan (n.) A woman who prostitutes herself for hire; a prostitute; a harlot.

Courtesanship (n.) Harlotry.

Courtesies (pl. ) of Courtesy

Courtesy (n.) Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness.

Courtesy (n.) An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness.

Courtesy (n.) Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy.

Courtesy (n.) An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees.

Courtesied (imp. & p. p.) of Courtesy

Courtesying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Courtesy

Courtesy (v. i.) To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes.

Courtesy (v. t.) To treat with civility.

Courtehouse (n.) A house in which established courts are held, or a house appropriated to courts and public meetings.

Courtehouse (n.) A county town; -- so called in Virginia and some others of the Southern States.

Courtier (n.) One who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court.

Courtier (n.) One who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters.

Courtiery (n.) The manners of a courtier; courtliness.

Court-leet (n.) A court of record held once a year, in a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet.

Courtlike (a.) After the manner of a court; elegant; polite; courtly.

Courtliness (n.) The quality of being courtly; elegance or dignity of manners.

Courtling (n.) A sycophantic courtier.

Courtly (a.) Relating or belonging to a court.

Courtly (a.) Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.

Courtly (a.) Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious.

Courtly (adv.) In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.

Courts-martial (pl. ) of Court-martial

Court-martial (n.) A court consisting of military or naval officers, for the trial of one belonging to the army or navy, or of offenses against military or naval law.

Court-martialed (imp. & p. p.) of Court-martial

Court-martialing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Court-martial

Court-martial (v. t.) To subject to trial by a court-martial.

Court-plaster (n.) Sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerin.

Courtship (n.) The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.

Courtship (n.) The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.

Courtship (n.) Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy.

Courtship (n.) Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse.

Court tennis () See under Tennis.

Courtyard (n.) A court or inclosure attached to a house.

Couscous (n.) A kind of food used by the natives of Western Africa, made of millet flour with flesh, and leaves of the baobab; -- called also lalo.

Couscousou (n.) A favorite dish in Barbary. See Couscous.

Cousin (n.) One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt.

Cousin (n.) A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.

Cousin (n.) Allied; akin.

Cousinage (n.) Relationship; kinship.

Cousin-german (n.) A first cousin. See Note under Cousin, 1.

Cousinhood (n.) The state or condition of a cousin; also, the collective body of cousins; kinsfolk.

Cousinly (a.) Like or becoming a cousin.

Cousinry (n.) A body or collection of cousins; the whole number of persons who stand in the relation of cousins to a given person or persons.

Cousinship (n.) The relationship of cousins; state of being cousins; cousinhood.

Coussinet (n.) A stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch.

Coussinet (n.) That part of the Ionic capital between the abacus and quarter round, which forms the volute.

Couteau (n.) A knife; a dagger.

Couth (imp. & p. p.) Could; was able; knew or known; understood.

Couvade (n.) A custom, among certain barbarous tribes, that when a woman gives birth to a child her husband takes to his bed, as if ill.

Covariant (n.) A function involving the coefficients and the variables of a quantic, and such that when the quantic is lineally transformed the same function of the new variables and coefficients shall be equal to the old function multiplied by a factor. An invariant is a like function involving only the coefficients of the quantic.

Cove (n.) A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.

Cove (n.) A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain.

Cove (n.) A concave molding.

Cove (n.) A member, whose section is a concave curve, used especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as around a skylight.

Coved (imp. & p. p.) of Cove

Coving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cove

Cove (v. t.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.

Cove (v. t.) To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.

Cove (n.) A boy or man of any age or station.

Covelline (n.) Alt. of Covellite

Covellite (n.) A native sulphide of copper, occuring in masses of a dark blue color; -- hence called indigo copper.

Covenable (a.) Fit; proper; suitable.

Covenably (adv.) Fitly; suitably.

Covenant (n.) A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.

Covenant (n.) An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant."

Covenant (n.) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.

Covenant (n.) A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.

Covenant (n.) An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.

Covenant (n.) A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.

Covenanted (imp. & p. p.) of Covenant

Covenanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Covenant

Covenant (v. i.) To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.

Covenant (v. t.) To grant or promise by covenant.

Covenantee (n.) The person in whose favor a covenant is made.

Covenanter (n.) One who makes a covenant.

Covenanter (n.) One who subscribed and defended the "Solemn League and Covenant." See Covenant.

Covenanting (a.) Belonging to a covenant. Specifically, belonging to the Scotch Covenanters.

Covenantor (n.) The party who makes a covenant.

Covenous (a.) See Covinous, and Covin.

Covent (n.) A convent or monastery.

Coventry (n.) A town in the county of Warwick, England.

Covered (imp. & p. p.) of Cover

Covering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cover

Cover (v. t.) To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.

Cover (v. t.) To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.

Cover (v. t.) To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.

Cover (v. t.) To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.

Cover (v. t.) To brood or sit on; to incubate.

Cover (v. t.) To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.

Cover (v. t.) To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.

Cover (v. t.) To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.

Cover (v. t.) To put the usual covering or headdress on.

Cover (v. t.) To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male.

Cover (n.) Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.

Cover (n.) Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.

Cover (n.) Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.

Cover (n.) The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.

Cover (n.) The lap of a slide valve.

Cover (n.) A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.

Cover (v. i.) To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.

Coverchief (n.) A covering for the head.

Covercle (n.) A small cover; a lid.

Covered (a.) Under cover; screened; sheltered; not exposed; hidden.

Coverer (n.) One who, or that which, covers.

Covering (n.) Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc.

Coverlet (n.) The uppermost cover of a bed or of any piece of furniture.

Coverlid (n.) A coverlet.

Cover-point (n.) The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports "point."

Coversed sine () The versed sine of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

Cover-shame (n.) Something used to conceal infamy.

Covert (v. t.) Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.

Covert (v. t.) Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.

Covert (v. t.) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.

Covert (a.) A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.

Covert (a.) One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

Covert baron () Under the protection of a husband; married.

Covertly (adv.) Secretly; in private; insidiously.

Covertness (n.) Secrecy; privacy.

Coverture (n.) Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.

Coverture (n.) The condition of a woman during marriage, because she is considered under the cover, influence, power, and protection of her husband, and therefore called a feme covert, or femme couverte.

Covered (imp. & p. p.) of Covet

Coveting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Covet

Covet (v. t.) To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.

Covet (v. t.) To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).

Covet (v. i.) To have or indulge inordinate desire.

Covetable (a.) That may be coveted; desirable.

Coveter (n.) One who covets.

Covetise (v. t.) Avarice.

Covetiveness (n.) Acquisitiveness.

Covetous (v. t.) Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense.

Covetous (v. t.) Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense.

Covetously (adv.) In a covetous manner.

Covetousness (n.) Strong desire.

Covetousness (n.) A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; -- in a bad sense.

Covey (n.) A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges.

Covey (n.) A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls.

Covey (v. i.) To brood; to incubate.

Covey (n.) A pantry.

Covin (n.) A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third.

Covin (n.) Deceit; fraud; artifice.

Covinous (a.) Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest.

Cow (n.) A chimney cap; a cowl

Cows (pl. ) of Cow

Kine (pl. ) of Cow

Cow (n.) The mature female of bovine animals.

Cow (n.) The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.

Cowed (imp. & p. p.) of Cow

Cowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cow

Cow (v. t.) To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

Cow (n.) A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.

Cowage (n.) See Cowhage.

Cowan (n.) One who works as a mason without having served a regular apprenticeship.

Coward (a.) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.

Coward (a.) Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.

Coward (a.) Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity.

Coward (n.) A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon.

Coward (v. t.) To make timorous; to frighten.

Cowardice (n.) Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.

Cowardie (n.) Cowardice.

Cowardish (a.) Cowardly.

Cowardize (v. t. ) To render cowardly

Cowardliness (n.) Cowardice.

Cowardly (a.) Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.

Cowardly (a.) Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.

Cowardly (adv.) In the manner of a coward.

Cowardship (n.) Cowardice.

Cowbane (n.) A poisonous umbelliferous plant; in England, the Cicuta virosa; in the United States, the Cicuta maculata and the Archemora rigida. See Water hemlock.

Cowberries (pl. ) of Cowberry

Cowberry (n.) A species of Vaccinium (V. Vitis-idaea), which bears acid red berries which are sometimes used in cookery; -- locally called mountain cranberry.

Cowbird (n.) The cow blackbird (Molothrus ater), an American starling. Like the European cuckoo, it builds no nest, but lays its eggs in the nests of other birds; -- so called because frequently associated with cattle.

Cowblakes (n. pl.) Dried cow dung used as fuel.

Cowboy (n.) A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.

Cowboy (n.) One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.

Cowcatxjer (n.) A strong inclined frame, usually of wrought-iron bars, in front of a locomotive engine, for catching or throwing off obstructions on a railway, as cattle; the pilot.

Cowdie (n.) See Kauri.

Cowered (imp. & p. p.) of Cower

Cowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cower

Cower (v. i.) To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.

Cower (v. t.) To cherish with care.

Cowfish (n.) The grampus.

Cowfish (n.) A California dolphin (Tursiops Gillii).

Cowfish (n.) A marine plectognath fish (Ostracoin quadricorne, and allied species), having two projections, like horns, in front; -- called also cuckold, coffer fish, trunkfish.

Cowhage (n.) A leguminous climbing plant of the genus Mucuna, having crooked pods covered with sharp hairs, which stick to the fingers, causing intolerable itching. The spiculae are sometimes used in medicine as a mechanical vermifuge.

Cowhearted (a.) Cowardly.

Cowherd (n.) One whose occupation is to tend cows.

Cowhide (n.) The hide of a cow.

Cowhide (n.) Leather made of the hide of a cow.

Cowhide (n.) A coarse whip made of untanned leather.

Cowhided (imp. & p. p.) of Cowhide

Cowhiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cowhide

Cowhide (v. t.) To flog with a cowhide.

Cowish (v. t.) Timorous; fearful; cowardly.

Cowish (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum Cous) with edible tuberous roots, found in Oregon.

Cowitch (n.) See Cowhage.

Cowl (n.) A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The name was also applied to the hood and garment together.

Cowl (n.) A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating shaft, etc.

Cowl (n.) A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.

Cowl (n.) A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water.

Cowled (a.) Wearing a cowl; hooded; as, a cowled monk.

Cowleech (n.) One who heals diseases of cows; a cow doctor.

Cowleeching (n.) Healing the distemper of cows.

Cowlick (n.) A tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow.

Cowlike (a.) Resembling a cow.

Cowlstaff (n.) A staff or pole on which a vessel is supported between two persons.

Coworker (n.) One who works with another; a co/perator.

Cow parsley () An umbelliferous plant of the genus Chaerophyllum (C. temulum and C. sylvestre).

Cow parsnip () A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus Heracleum (H. sphondylium in England, and H. lanatum in America).

Cowpea (n.) The seed of one or more leguminous plants of the genus Dolichos; also, the plant itself. Many varieties are cultivated in the southern part of the United States.

Cowper's glands () Two small glands discharging into the male urethra.

Cow-pilot (n.) A handsomely banded, coral-reef fish, of Florida and the West Indies (Pomacentrus saxatilis); -- called also mojarra.

Cowpock (n.) See Cowpox.

Cowpox (n.) A pustular eruptive disease of the cow, which, when communicated to the human system, as by vaccination, protects from the smallpox; vaccinia; -- called also kinepox, cowpock, and kinepock.

Cowquake (n.) A genus of plants (Briza); quaking grass.

Cowrie (n.) Same as Kauri.

Cowries (pl. ) of Cowry

Cowrie (n.) Alt. of Cowry

Cowry (n.) A marine shell of the genus Cypraea.

Cowslip (n.) A common flower in England (Primula veris) having yellow blossoms and appearing in early spring. It is often cultivated in the United States.

Cowslip (n.) In the United States, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), appearing in wet places in early spring and often used as a pot herb. It is nearer to a buttercup than to a true cowslip. See Illust. of Marsh marigold.

Cowslipped (a.) Adorned with cowslips.

Cow's lungwort () Mullein.

Cow tree () A tree (Galactodendron utile or Brosimum Galactodendron) of South America, which yields, on incision, a nourishing fluid, resembling milk.

Cowweed (n.) Same as Cow parsley.

Cowwheat (n.) A weed of the genus Melampyrum, with black seeds, found on European wheatfields.

Cox (n.) A coxcomb; a simpleton; a gull.

Coxa (n.) The first joint of the leg of an insect or crustacean.

Coxalgia (n.) Alt. of Coxalgy

Coxalgy (n.) Pain in the hip.

Coxcomb (n.) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps.

Coxcomb (n.) The cap itself.

Coxcomb (n.) The top of the head, or the head itself

Coxcomb (n.) A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop.

Coxcomb (n.) A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb.

Coxcombical (a.) Befitting or indicating a coxcomb; like a coxcomb; foppish; conceited.

Coxcombly (a.) like a coxcomb.

Coxcombry (n.) The manners of a coxcomb; foppishness.

Coxcomical (a.) Coxcombical.

Coxcomically (adv.) Conceitedly.

Coxswain (n.) See Cockswain.

Coy (a.) Quiet; still.

Coy (a.) Shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful; shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with an implication of coquetry.

Coy (a.) Soft; gentle; hesitating.

Coyed (imp. & p. p.) of Coy

Coying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coy

Coy (v. t.) To allure; to entice; to decoy.

Coy (v. t.) To caress with the hand; to stroke.

Coy (v. i.) To behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity.

Coy (v. i.) To make difficulty; to be unwilling.

Coyish (a.) Somewhat coy or reserved.

Coyly (adv.) In a coy manner; with reserve.

Coyness (n.) The quality of being coy; feigned o/ bashful unwillingness to become familiar; reserve.

Coyote (n.) A carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.

Coypu (n.) A South American rodent (Myopotamus coypus), allied to the beaver. It produces a valuable fur called nutria.

Coystrel (n.) Same as Coistril.

Coz (n.) A contraction of cousin.

Cozened (imp. & p. p.) of Cozen

Cozening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cozen

Cozen (v. t.) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.

Cozen (v. i.) To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.

Cozenage (n.) The art or practice of cozening; artifice; fraud.

Cozener (n.) One who cheats or defrauds.

Cozier (n.) See Cosier.

Cozily (adv.) Snugly; comfortably.

Coziness (n.) The state or quality of being cozy.

Cozy (superl.) Snug; comfortable; easy; contented.

Cozy (superl.) Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar.

Cozy (a.) A wadded covering for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents hot.

Do. (n.) An abbreviation of Ditto.

Do (n.) A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.

Din (imp.) of Do

Done (p. p.) of Do

Doing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Do

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To place; to put.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; -- a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To cheat; to gull; to overreach.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.

Do (v. t. / auxiliary) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.

Do (v. i.) To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.

Do (v. i.) To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?

Do (v. i.) To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.

Do (n.) Deed; act; fear.

Do (n.) Ado; bustle; stir; to do.

Do (n.) A cheat; a swindle.

Doab () A tongue or tract of land included between two rivers; as, the doab between the Ganges and the Jumna.

Doable (a.) Capable of being done.

Do-all (n.) General manager; factotum.

Doand (p. pr.) Doing.

Doat (v. i.) See Dote.

Dobber (n.) See Dabchick.

Dobber (n.) A float to a fishing line.

Dobbin (n.) An old jaded horse.

Dobbin (n.) Sea gravel mixed with sand.

Dobchick (n.) See Dabchick.

Dobson (n.) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect (Corydalus cornutus), used as bait in angling. See Hellgamite.

Dobule (n.) The European dace.

Docent (a.) Serving to instruct; teaching.

Docetae (n. pl.) Ancient heretics who held that Christ's body was merely a phantom or appearance.

Docetic (a.) Pertaining to, held by, or like, the Docetae.

Docetism (n.) The doctrine of the Docetae.

Dochmiac (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, the dochmius.

Dochmius (n.) A foot of five syllables (usually / -- -/ -).

Docibility (n.) Alt. of Docibleness

Docibleness (n.) Aptness for being taught; teachableness; docility.

Docible (a.) Easily taught or managed; teachable.

Docile (a.) Teachable; easy to teach; docible.

Docile (a.) Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.

Docility (n.) teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness.

Docility (n.) Willingness to be taught; tractableness.

Docimacy (n.) The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.

Docimastic (a.) Proving by experiments or tests.

Docimology (n.) A treatise on the art of testing, as in assaying metals, etc.

Docity (n.) Teachableness.

Dock (n.) A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.

Dock (n.) The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left after clipping or cutting.

Dock (n.) A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.

Docked (imp. & p. p.) of Dock

Docking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dock

Dock (v. t.) to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.

Dock (v. t.) To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.

Dock (v. t.) To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.

Dock (n.) An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the tide.

Dock (n.) The slip or water way extending between two piers or projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; -- sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down on the dock.

Dock (n.) The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.

Dock (v. t.) To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.

Dockage (n.) A charge for the use of a dock.

Dock-cress (n.) Nipplewort.

Docket (n.) A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.

Docket (n.) A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent; a label.

Docket (n.) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court.

Docket (n.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.

Docket (n.) A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.

Docketed (imp. & p. p.) of Docket

Docketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Docket

Docket (v. t.) To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and indorse it on the back of the paper, or to indorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize; as, to docket letters and papers.

Docket (v. t.) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed.

Docket (v. t.) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.

Docket (v. t.) To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.

Dockyard (n.) A yard or storage place for all sorts of naval stores and timber for shipbuilding.

Docoglossa (n. pl.) An order of gastropods, including the true limpets, and having the teeth on the odontophore or lingual ribbon.

Docquet (n. & v.) See Docket.

Doctor (n.) A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.

Doctor (n.) An academical title, originally meaning a men so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only.

Doctor (n.) One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.

Doctor (n.) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine.

Doctor (n.) The friar skate.

Doctored (imp. & p. p.) of Doctor

Doctoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doctor

Doctor (v. t.) To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.

Doctor (v. t.) To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.

Doctor (v. t.) To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.

Doctor (v. i.) To practice physic.

Doctoral (a.) Of or relating to a doctor, or to the degree of doctor.

Doctorally (adv.) In the manner of a doctor.

Doctorate (n.) The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.

Doctorate (v. t.) To make (one) a doctor.

Doctoress (n.) A female doctor.

Doctorly (a.) Like a doctor or learned man.

Doctorship (n.) Doctorate.

Doctress (n.) A female doctor.

Doctrinable (a.) Of the nature of, or constituting, doctrine.

Doctrinaire (n.) One who would apply to political or other practical concerns the abstract doctrines or the theories of his own philosophical system; a propounder of a new set of opinions; a dogmatic theorist. Used also adjectively; as, doctrinaire notions.

Doctrinal (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, doctrine or something taught and to be believed; as, a doctrinal observation.

Doctrinal (a.) Pertaining to, or having to do with, teaching.

Doctrinal (n.) A matter of doctrine; also, a system of doctrines.

Doctrinally (adv.) In a doctrinal manner or for; by way of teaching or positive direction.

Doctrinarian (n.) A doctrinaire.

Doctrinarianism (n.) The principles or practices of the Doctrinaires.

Doctrine (n.) Teaching; instruction.

Doctrine (n.) That which is taught; what is held, put forth as true, and supported by a teacher, a school, or a sect; a principle or position, or the body of principles, in any branch of knowledge; any tenet or dogma; a principle of faith; as, the doctrine of atoms; the doctrine of chances.

Document (n.) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.

Document (n.) An example for instruction or warning.

Document (n.) An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.

Document (v. t.) To teach; to school.

Document (v. t.) To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

Documental (a.) Of or pertaining to instruction.

Documental (a.) Of or pertaining to written evidence; documentary; as, documental testimony.

Documentary (a.) Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing.

Dodd (v. t.) Alt. of Dod

Dod (v. t.) To cut off, as wool from sheep's tails; to lop or clip off.

Doddart (n.) A game much like hockey, played in an open field; also, the, bent stick for playing the game.

Dodded (a.) Without horns; as, dodded cattle; without beards; as, dodded corn.

Dodder (n.) A plant of the genus Cuscuta. It is a leafless parasitical vine with yellowish threadlike stems. It attaches itself to some other plant, as to flax, goldenrod, etc., and decaying at the root, is nourished by the plant that supports it.

Dodder (v. t. & i.) To shake, tremble, or totter.

Doddered (a.) Shattered; infirm.

Dodecagon (n.) A figure or polygon bounded by twelve sides and containing twelve angles.

Dodecagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having twelve styles.

Dodecagynian (a.) Alt. of Dodecagynous

Dodecagynous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dodecagynia; having twelve styles.

Dodecahedral (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a dodecahedion; consisting of twelve equal sides.

Dodecahedron (n.) A solid having twelve faces.

Dodecandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants including all that have any number of stamens between twelve and nineteen.

Dodecandrian (a.) Alt. of Dodecandrous

Dodecandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dodecandria; having twelve stamens, or from twelve to nineteen.

Dodecane (n.) Any one of a group of thick oily hydrocarbons, C12H26, of the paraffin series.

Dodecastyle (a.) Having twelve columns in front.

Dodecastyle (n.) A dodecastyle portico, or building.

Dodecasyllabic (a.) Having twelve syllables.

Dodecasyllable (n.) A word consisting of twelve syllables.

Dodecatemory (n.) A tern applied to the twelve houses, or parts, of the zodiac of the primum mobile, to distinguish them from the twelve signs; also, any one of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Dodged (imp. & p. p.) of Dodge

Dodging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dodge

Dodge (v. i.) To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.

Dodge (v. i.) To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble.

Dodge (v. t.) To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown.

Dodge (v. t.) Fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility.

Dodge (v. t.) To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place.

Dodge (n.) The act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice.

Dodger (n.) One who dodges or evades; one who plays fast and loose, or uses tricky devices.

Dodger (n.) A small handbill.

Dodger (n.) See Corndodger.

Dodgery (n.) trickery; artifice.

Dodipate (n.) Alt. of Dodipoll

Dodipoll (n.) A stupid person; a fool; a blockhead.

Dodkin (n.) A doit; a small coin.

Dodman (n.) A snail; also, a snail shell; a hodmandod.

Dodman (n.) Any shellfish which casts its shell, as a lobster.

Dodoes (pl. ) of Dodo

Dodo (n.) A large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; -- called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.

Doe (n.) A female deer or antelope; specifically, the female of the fallow deer, of which the male is called a buck. Also applied to the female of other animals, as the rabbit. See the Note under Buck.

Doe (n.) A feat. [Obs.] See Do, n.

Doeglic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the doegling; as, doeglic acid (Chem.), an oily substance resembling oleic acid.

Doegling (n.) The beaked whale (Balaenoptera rostrata), from which doegling oil is obtained.

Doer (v. t. & i.) One who does; one performs or executes; one who is wont and ready to act; an actor; an agent.

Doer (v. t. & i.) An agent or attorney; a factor.

Does () The 3d pers. sing. pres. of Do.

Doeskin (n.) The skin of the doe.

Doeskin (n.) A firm woolen cloth with a smooth, soft surface like a doe's skin; -- made for men's wear.

Doffed (imp. & p. p.) of Doff

Doffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doff

Doff (v. t.) To put off, as dress; to divest one's self of; hence, figuratively, to put or thrust away; to rid one's self of.

Doff (v. t.) To strip; to divest; to undress.

Doff (v. i.) To put off dress; to take off the hat.

Doffer (n.) A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards.

Dog (n.) A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).

Dog (n.) A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.

Dog (n.) A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.

Dog (n.) One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).

Dog (n.) An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.

Dog (n.) A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.

Dog (n.) An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.

Dog (n.) A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.

Dogged (imp. & p. p.) of Dog

Dogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dog

Dog (v. t.) To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.

Dogal (a.) Of or pertaining to a doge.

Dogate (n.) The office or dignity of a doge.

Dogbane (n.) A small genus of perennial herbaceous plants, with poisonous milky juice, bearing slender pods pods in pairs.

Dog bee () A male or drone bee.

Dogberry (n.) The berry of the dogwood; -- called also dogcherry.

Dogbolt (n.) The bolt of the cap-square over the trunnion of a cannon.

Dog-brier (n.) The dog-rose.

Dogcart (n.) A light one-horse carriage, commonly two-wheeled, patterned after a cart. The original dogcarts used in England by sportsmen had a box at the back for carrying dogs.

Dog day () Alt. of Dogday

Dogday () One of the dog days.

Dog days () A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; -- so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the Dog Star (Sirius) with the sun. Popularly, the sultry, close part of the summer.

Dogdraw (n.) The act of drawing after, or pursuing, deer with a dog.

Doge (n.) The chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa.

Dog-eared (a.) Having the corners of the leaves turned down and soiled by careless or long-continued usage; -- said of a book.

Dogeate (n.) Dogate.

Dogeless (a.) Without a doge.

Dog-faced (a.) Having a face resembling that of a dog.

Dog fancier () One who has an unusual fancy for, or interest in, dogs; also, one who deals in dogs.

Dogfish (n.) A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.

Dogfish (n.) The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.

Dogfish (n.) The burbot of Lake Erie.

Dog-fox (n.) A male fox. See the Note under Dog, n., 6.

Dog-fox (n.) The Arctic or blue fox; -- a name also applied to species of the genus Cynalopex.

Dogged (a.) Sullen; morose.

Dogged (a.) Sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work.

Doggedly (adv.) In a dogged manner; sullenly; with obstinate resolution.

Doggedness (n.) Sullenness; moroseness.

Doggedness (n.) Sullen or obstinate determination; grim resolution or persistence.

Dogger (n.) A two-masted fishing vessel, used by the Dutch.

Dogger (n.) A sort of stone, found in the mines with the true alum rock, chiefly of silica and iron.

Doggerel (a.) Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes.

Doggerel (n.) A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified poetry.

Doggerman (n.) A sailor belonging to a dogger.

Dogget (n.) Docket. See Docket.

Doggish (a.) Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal.

Doggrel (a. & n.) Same as Doggerel.

Dog-headed (a.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; -- said of certain baboons.

Dog-hearted (a.) Inhuman; cruel.

Doghole (n.) A place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment.

dog-legged (a.) Noting a flight of stairs, consisting of two or more straight portions connected by a platform (landing) or platforms, and running in opposite directions without an intervening wellhole.

Dogmas (pl. ) of Dogma

Dogmata (pl. ) of Dogma

Dogma (n.) That which is held as an opinion; a tenet; a doctrine.

Dogma (n.) A formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet.

Dogma (n.) A doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum.

Dogmatic (n.) One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.

Dogmatic (a.) Alt. of Dogmatical

Dogmatical (a.) Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.

Dogmatical (a.) Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.

Dogmatically (adv.) In a dogmatic manner; positively; magisterially.

Dogmaticalness (n.) The quality of being dogmatical; positiveness.

Dogmatician (n.) A dogmatist.

Dogmatics (n.) The science which treats of Christian doctrinal theology.

Dogmatism (n.) The manner or character of a dogmatist; arrogance or positiveness in stating opinion.

Dogmatist (n.) One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant advancer of principles.

Dogmatized (imp. & p. p.) of Dogmatize

Dogmatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dogmatize

Dogmatize (v. i.) To assert positively; to teach magisterially or with bold and undue confidence; to advance with arrogance.

Dogmatize (v. t.) To deliver as a dogma.

Dogmatizer (n.) One who dogmatizes; a bold asserter; a magisterial teacher.

Dog-rose (n.) A common European wild rose, with single pink or white flowers.

Dog's-bane (n.) See Dogbane.

Dog's-ear (n.) The corner of a leaf, in a book, turned down like the ear of a dog.

Dogship (n.) The character, or individuality, of a dog.

Dogshore (n.) One of several shores used to hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching.

Dogsick (a.) Sick as a dog sometimes is very sick.

Dogskin (n.) The skin of a dog, or leather made of the skin. Also used adjectively.

Dogsleep (n.) Pretended sleep.

Dogsleep (n.) The fitful naps taken when all hands are kept up by stress.

Dog's-tail grass (n.) A hardy species of British grass (Cynosurus cristatus) which abounds in grass lands, and is well suited for making straw plait; -- called also goldseed.

Dog Star () Sirius, a star of the constellation Canis Major, or the Greater Dog, and the brightest star in the heavens; -- called also Canicula, and, in astronomical charts, / Canis Majoris. See Dog days.

Dog's-tongue (n.) Hound's-tongue.

Dogtie (n.) A cramp.

Dogteeth (pl. ) of Dogtooth

Dogtooth (n.) See Canine tooth, under Canine.

Dogtooth (n.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called tooth ornament.

Dogtrick (n.) A gentle trot, like that of a dog.

Dogvane (n.) A small vane of bunting, feathers, or any other light material, carried at the masthead to indicate the direction of the wind.

Dogwatch (n.) A half watch; a watch of two hours, of which there are two, the first dogwatch from 4 to 6 o'clock, p. m., and the second dogwatch from 6 to 8 o'clock, p. m.

Dog-weary (a.) Extremely weary.

Dogwood (n.) The Cornus, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes.

Dohtren (n. pl.) Daughters.

Doily (n.) A kind of woolen stuff.

Doily (n.) A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; -- commonly colored and fringed.

Doings (pl. ) of Doing

Doing (n.) Anything done; a deed; an action good or bad; hence, in the plural, conduct; behavior. See Do.

Doit (n.) A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money.

Doit (n.) A thing of small value; as, I care not a doit.

Doitkin (n.) A very small coin; a doit.

Dokimastic (a.) Docimastic.

Doko (n.) See Lepidosiren.

Dolabra (n.) A rude ancient ax or hatchet, seen in museums.

Dolabriform (a.) Shaped like the head of an ax or hatchet, as some leaves, and also certain organs of some shellfish.

Dolce (adv.) Alt. of Dolcemente

Dolcemente (adv.) Softly; sweetly; with soft, smooth, and delicate execution.

Dolcino (n.) Alt. of Dulcino

Dulcino (n.) A small bassoon, formerly much used.

Doldrums (n. pl.) A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors.

Dole (n.) grief; sorrow; lamentation.

Dole (n.) See Dolus.

Dole (n.) Distribution; dealing; apportionment.

Dole (n.) That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.

Dole (n.) Alms; charitable gratuity or portion.

Dole (n.) A boundary; a landmark.

Dole (n.) A void space left in tillage.

Doled (imp. & p. p.) of Dole

Doling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dole

Dole (v. t.) To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly.

Doleful (a.) Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal.

Dolent (a.) Sorrowful.

Dolente (a. & adv.) Plaintively. See Doloroso.

Dolerite (n.) A dark-colored, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt.

Doleritic (a.) Of the nature of dolerite; as, much lava is doleritic lava.

Dolesome (a.) Doleful; dismal; gloomy; sorrowful.

Dolf (imp.) of Delve.

Dolichocephalic (a.) Alt. of Dolichocephalous

Dolichocephalous (a.) Having the cranium, or skull, long to its breadth; long-headed; -- opposed to brachycephalic.

Dolichocephaly (n.) Alt. of Dolichocephalism

Dolichocephalism (n.) The quality or condition of being dolichocephalic.

Dolioform (a.) Barrel-shaped, or like a cask in form.

Doliolum (n.) A genus of freeswimming oceanic tunicates, allied to Salpa, and having alternate generations.

Do-little (n.) One who performs little though professing much.

Dolium (n.) A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells.

Doll (n.) A child's puppet; a toy baby for a little girl.

Dollar (n.) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains.

Dollar (n.) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined.

Dollar (n.) A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries.

Dollar (n.) The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values.

Dollardee (n.) A species of sunfish (Lepomis pallidus), common in the United States; -- called also blue sunfish, and copper-nosed bream.

Dollman (n.) See Dolman.

Dollies (pl. ) of Dolly

Dolly (n.) A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.

Dolly (n.) A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.

Dolly (n.) In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.

Dolly (n.) A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.

Dolly (n.) A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.

Dolly (n.) A child's mane for a doll.

Dolly Varden () A character in Dickens's novel "Barnaby Rudge," a beautiful, lively, and coquettish girl who wore a cherry-colored mantle and cherry-colored ribbons.

Dolly Varden () A style of light, bright-figured dress goods for women; also, a style of dress.

Dolman (n.) A long robe or outer garment, with long sleeves, worn by the Turks.

Dolman (n.) A cloak of a peculiar fashion worn by women.

Dolmen (n.) A cromlech. See Cromlech.

Dolomite (n.) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact limestone, often crystalline granular, either white or clouded. It includes much of the common white marble. Also called bitter spar.

Dolomitic (a.) Pertaining to dolomite.

Dolomize (v. t.) To convert into dolomite.

Dolor (n.) Pain; grief; distress; anguish.

Doloriferous (a.) Producing pain.

Dolorific (a.) Alt. of Dolorifical

Dolorifical (a.) Causing pain or grief.

Doloroso (a. & adv.) Plaintive; pathetic; -- used adverbially as a musical direction.

Dolorous (a.) Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal; as, a dolorous object; dolorous discourses.

Dolorous (a.) Occasioning pain or grief; painful.

Dolphin (n.) A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.

Dolphin (n.) The Coryphaena hippuris, a fish of about five feet in length, celebrated for its surprising changes of color when dying. It is the fish commonly known as the dolphin. See Coryphaenoid.

Dolphin (n.) A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemy's vessel.

Dolphin (n.) A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.

Dolphin (n.) A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.

Dolphin (n.) A mooring post on a wharf or beach.

Dolphin (n.) A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.

Dolphin (n.) In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.

Dolphin (n.) A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.

Dolphinet (n.) A female dolphin.

Dolt (n.) A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard.

Dolt (v. i.) To behave foolishly.

Doltish (a.) Doltlike; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown.

Dolus (n.) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.

Dolven (p. p.) of Delve.

-dom () A suffix denoting

-dom () Jurisdiction or property and jurisdiction, dominion, as in kingdom earldom.

-dom () State, condition, or quality of being, as in wisdom, freedom.

Dom (n.) A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and some monastic orders. See Don, and Dan.

Dom (n.) In Portugal and Brazil, the title given to a member of the higher classes.

Domable (a.) Capable of being tamed; tamable.

Domableness (n.) Tamableness.

Domage (n.) Damage; hurt.

Domage (n.) Subjugation.

Domain (n.) Dominion; empire; authority.

Domain (n.) The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.

Domain (n.) Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.

Domain (n.) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.

Domal (a.) Pertaining to a house.

Domanial (a.) Of or relating to a domain or to domains.

Dome (n.) A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.

Dome (n.) A cupola formed on a large scale.

Dome (n.) Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.

Dome (n.) A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.

Dome (n.) Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision.

Domebook (n.) A book said to have been compiled under the direction of King Alfred. It is supposed to have contained the principal maxims of the common law, the penalties for misdemeanors, and the forms of judicial proceedings. Domebook was probably a general name for book of judgments.

Domed (a.) Furnished with a dome; shaped like a dome.

Domesday (n.) A day of judgment. See Doomsday.

Domesmen (pl. ) of Domesman

Domesman (n.) A judge; an umpire.

Domestic (a.) Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants.

Domestic (a.) Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign; as, foreign wars and domestic dissensions.

Domestic (a.) Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.

Domestic (a.) Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.

Domestic (a.) Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.

Domestic (n.) One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.

Domestic (n.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.

Domestical (a.) Domestic.

Domestical (n.) A family; a household.

Domestically (adv.) In a domestic manner; privately; with reference to domestic affairs.

Domesticant (a.) Forming part of the same family.

Domesticated (imp. & p. p.) of Domesticate

Domesticating. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domesticate

Domesticate (a.) To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.

Domesticate (a.) To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.

Domesticate (a.) To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.

Domestication (n.) The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals.

Domesticator (n.) One who domesticates.

Domesticity (n.) The state of being domestic; domestic character; household life.

Domett (n.) A kind of baize of which the ward is cotton and the weft woolen.

Domeykite (n.) A massive mineral of tin-white or steel-gray color, an arsenide of copper.

Domical (a.) Relating to, or shaped like, a dome.

Domicile (n.) An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family.

Domicile (n.) A residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode.

Domiciled (imp. & p. p.) of Domicile

Domiciling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domicile

Domicile (v. t.) To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate.

Domiciliar (n.) A member of a household; a domestic.

Domicillary (a.) Of or pertaining to a domicile, or the residence of a person or family.

Domiciliated (imp. & p. p.) of Domiciliate

Domiciliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domiciliate

Domiciliate (v. t.) To establish in a permanent residence; to domicile.

Domiciliate (v. t.) To domesticate.

Domiciliation (n.) The act of domiciliating; permanent residence; inhabitancy.

Domiculture (n.) The art of house-keeping, cookery, etc.

Domify (v. t.) To divide, as the heavens, into twelve houses. See House, in astrological sense.

Domify (v. t.) To tame; to domesticate.

Domina (n.) Lady; a lady; -- a title formerly given to noble ladies who held a barony in their own right.

Dominance (n.) Alt. of Dominancy

Dominancy (n.) Predominance; ascendency; authority.

Dominant (a.) Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.

Dominant (n.) The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Dominated (imp. & p. p.) of Dominate

Dominating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dominate

Dominate (v. t.) To predominate over; to rule; to govern.

Dominate (v. i.) To be dominant.

Domination (n.) The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.

Domination (n.) A ruling party; a party in power.

Domination (n.) A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.

Dominative (a.) Governing; ruling; imperious.

Dominator (n.) A ruler or ruling power.

Domine (n.) A name given to a pastor of the Reformed Church. The word is also applied locally in the United States, in colloquial speech, to any clergyman.

Domine (n.) A West Indian fish (Epinula magistralis), of the family Trichiuridae. It is a long-bodied, voracious fish.

Domineered (imp. & p. p.) of Domineer

Domineering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domineer

Domineer (v. t.) To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as, to domineer over dependents.

Domineering (a.) Ruling arrogantly; overbearing.

Dominical (a.) Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.

Dominical (a.) Relating to, or given by, our Lord; as, the dominical (or Lord's) prayer.

Dominical (n.) The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer.

Dominican (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to the religions communities named from him.

Dominican (n.) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars, friars preachers, black friars (from their black cloak), brothers of St. Mary, and in France, Jacobins.

Dominicide (n.) The act of killing a master.

Dominicide (n.) One who kills his master.

Dominie (n.) A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.

Dominie (n.) A clergyman. See Domine, 1.

Dominion (n.) Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.

Dominion (n.) Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.

Dominion (n.) That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.

Dominion (n.) A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.

Dominos (pl. ) of Domino

Dominoes (pl. ) of Domino

Domino (n.) A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of amice.

Domino (n.) A mourning veil formerly worn by women.

Domino (n.) A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face. Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.

Domino (n.) A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure.

Domino (n.) A person wearing a domino.

Domino (n.) A game played by two or more persons, with twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a flat, oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided by a line in the middle, and either left blank or variously dotted after the manner of dice. The game is played by matching the spots or the blank of an unmatched half of a domino already played

Domino (n.) One of the pieces with which the game of dominoes is played.

Domini (pl. ) of Dominus

Dominus (n.) Master; sir; -- a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor.

Domitable (a.) That can be tamed.

Domite (n.) A grayish variety of trachyte; -- so called from the Puy-de-Dome in Auvergne, France, where it is found.

Don (n.) Sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes.

Don (n.) A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities.

Donned (imp. & p. p.) of Don

Donning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Don

Don (v. t.) To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.

Do?a (n.) Lady; mistress; madam; -- a title of respect used in Spain, prefixed to the Christian name of a lady.

Donable (a.) Capable of being donated or given.

Donary (n.) A thing given to a sacred use.

Donat (n.) A grammar.

Donatary (n.) See Donatory.

Donated (imp. & p. p.) of Donate

Donating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Donate

Donate (v. t.) To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college.

Donation (n.) The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

Donation (n.) That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.

Donation (n.) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.

Donatism (n.) The tenets of the Donatists.

Donatist (n.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.

Donatistic (a.) Pertaining to Donatism.

Donative (n.) A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.

Donative (n.) A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.

Donative (a.) Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson.

Donator (n.) One who makes a gift; a donor; a giver.

Donatory (n.) A donee of the crown; one the whom, upon certain condition, escheated property is made over.

Do-naught (n.) A lazy, good-for-nothing fellow.

Donax (n.) A canelike grass of southern Europe (Arundo Donax), used for fishing rods, etc.

Doncella (n.) A handsome fish of Florida and the West Indies (Platyglossus radiatus). The name is applied also to the ladyfish (Harpe rufa) of the same region.

Done () p. p. from Do, and formerly the infinitive.

Done (infinitive.) Performed; executed; finished.

Done (infinitive.) It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; -- used elliptically.

Done (a.) Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.

Donee (n.) The person to whom a gift or donation is made.

Donee (n.) Anciently, one to whom lands were given; in later use, one to whom lands and tenements are given in tail; in modern use, one on whom a power is conferred for execution; -- sometimes called the appointor.

Donet (n.) Same as Donat. Piers Plowman.

Doni (n.) A clumsy craft, having one mast with a long sail, used for trading purposes on the coasts of Coromandel and Ceylon.

Doniferous (a.) Bearing gifts.

Donjon (n.) The chief tower, also called the keep; a massive tower in ancient castles, forming the strongest part of the fortifications. See Illust. of Castle.

Donkeys (pl. ) of Donkey

Donkey (n.) An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.

Donkey (n.) A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.

Donna (n.) A lady; madam; mistress; -- the title given a lady in Italy.

Donnat (n.) See Do-naught.

Donnism (n) Self-importance; loftiness of carriage.

Donor (n.) One who gives or bestows; one who confers anything gratuitously; a benefactor.

Donor (n.) One who grants an estate; in later use, one who confers a power; -- the opposite of donee.

Do-nothing (a.) Doing nothing; inactive; idle; lazy; as, a do-nothing policy.

Do-nothingism (n.) Alt. of Do-nothingness

Do-nothingness (n.) Inactivity; habitual sloth; idleness.

Donship (n.) The quality or rank of a don, gentleman, or knight.

Donzel (n.) A young squire, or knight's attendant; a page.

Doo (n.) A dove.

Doob grass () A perennial, creeping grass (Cynodon dactylon), highly prized, in Hindostan, as food for cattle, and acclimated in the United States.

Doodle (n.) A trifler; a simple fellow.

Doodlesack (n.) The Scotch bagpipe.

Doole (n.) Sorrow; dole.

Doolies (pl. ) of Dooly

Dooly (n.) A kind of litter suspended from men's shoulders, for carrying persons or things; a palanquin.

Doom (v. t.) Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation.

Doom (v. t.) That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty.

Doom (v. t.) Ruin; death.

Doom (v. t.) Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision.

Doomed (imp. & p. p.) of Doom

Dooming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doom

Doom (v. t.) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.

Doom (v. t.) To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death.

Doom (v. t.) To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.

Doom (v. t.) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.

Doom (v. t.) To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.

Doomage (n.) A penalty or fine for neglect.

Doomful (a.) Full of condemnation or destructive power.

Doom palm () A species of palm tree (Hyphaene Thebaica), highly valued for the fibrous pulp of its fruit, which has the flavor of gingerbread, and is largely eaten in Egypt and Abyssinia.

Doomsday (n.) A day of sentence or condemnation; day of death.

Doomsday (n.) The day of the final judgment.

Doomsman (n.) A judge; an umpire.

Doomster (n.) Same as Dempster.

Door (n.) An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.

Door (n.) The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.

Door (n.) Passage; means of approach or access.

Door (n.) An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.

Doorcase (n.) The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.

Doorcheek (n.) The jamb or sidepiece of a door.

Doorga (n.) A Hindoo divinity, the consort of Siva, represented with ten arms.

Dooring (n.) The frame of a door.

Doorkeeper (n.) One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.

Doorless (a.) Without a door.

Doornail (n.) The nail or knob on which in ancient doors the knocker struck; -- hence the old saying, "As dead as a doornail."

Doorplane (n.) A plane on a door, giving the name, and sometimes the employment, of the occupant.

Doorpost (n.) The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.

Doorsill (n.) The sill or threshold of a door.

Doorstead (n.) Entrance or place of a door.

Doorstep (n.) The stone or plank forming a step before an outer door.

Doorstone (n.) The stone forming a threshold.

Doorstop (n.) The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door.

Doorway (n.) The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

Dooryard (n.) A yard in front of a house or around the door of a house.

Dop (n.) Alt. of Doop

Doop (n.) A little copper cup in which a diamond is held while being cut.

Dop (v. i.) To dip.

Dop (n.) A dip; a low courtesy.

Dopper (n.) An Anabaptist or Baptist.

Dopplerite (n.) A brownish black native hydrocarbon occurring in elastic or jellylike masses.

Doquet (n.) A warrant. See Docket.

Dor (n.) A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.

Dor (n.) A trick, joke, or deception.

Dor (v. t.) To make a fool of; to deceive.

Dorado (n.) A southern constellation, within which is the south pole of the ecliptic; -- called also sometimes Xiphias, or the Swordfish.

Dorado (n.) A large, oceanic fish of the genus Coryphaena.

Dorbeetle (n.) See 1st Dor.

Doree (n.) A European marine fish (Zeus faber), of a yellow color. See Illust. of John Doree.

Doretree (n.) A doorpost.

Dorhawk (n.) The European goatsucker; -- so called because it eats the dor beetle. See Goatsucker.

Dorian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion.

Dorian (a.) Same as Doric, 3.

Dorian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Doris in Greece.

Doric (a.) Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the Doric dialect.

Doric (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.

Doric (a.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.

Doric (n.) The Doric dialect.

Doricism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.

Doris (n.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiae on the back.

Dorism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.

Dorking fowl () One of a breed of large-bodied domestic fowls, having five toes, or the hind toe double. There are several strains, as the white, gray, and silver-gray. They are highly esteemed for the table.

Dormancy (n.) The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.

Dormant (a.) Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.

Dormant (a.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant.

Dormant (a.) A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."

Dormer (n.) Alt. of Dormer window

Dormer window (n.) A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.

Dormitive (a.) Causing sleep; as, the dormitive properties of opium.

Dormitive (n.) A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific; an opiate.

Dormitories (pl. ) of Dormitory

Dormitory (n.) A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school.

Dormitory (n.) A burial place.

Dormice (pl. ) of Dormouse

Dormouse (n.) A small European rodent of the genus Myoxus, of several species. They live in trees and feed on nuts, acorns, etc.; -- so called because they are usually torpid in winter.

Dorn (n.) A British ray; the thornback.

Dornick (n.) Alt. of Dornock

Dornock (n.) A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured linen manufactured in Scotland.

Dorp (n.) A hamlet.

Dorr (n.) The dorbeetle; also, a drone or an idler. See 1st Dor.

Dorr (v. t.) To deceive. [Obs.] See Dor, v. t.

Dorr (v. t.) To deafen with noise.

Dorrfly (n.) See 1st Dor.

Dorrhawk (n.) See Dorhawk.

Dorsad (adv.) Toward the dorsum or back; on the dorsal side; dorsally.

Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the tongue; -- opposed to ventral.

Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.

Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.

Dorsal (a.) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.

Dorsale (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.

Dorsally (adv.) On, or toward, the dorsum, or back; on the dorsal side of; dorsad.

Dorse (n.) Same as dorsal, n.

Dorse (n.) The back of a book.

Dorse (n.) The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.

Dorsel (n.) A pannier.

Dorsel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.

Dorser (n.) See Dosser.

dorsibranchiata (n. pl.) A division of chaetopod annelids in which the branchiae are along the back, on each side, or on the parapodia. [See Illusts. under Annelida and Chaetopoda.]

Dorsibranchiate (a.) Having branchiae along the back; belonging to the Dorsibranchiata.

Dorsibranchiate (n.) One of the Dorsibranchiata.

Dorsiferous () Bearing, or producing, on the back; -- applied to ferns which produce seeds on the back of the leaf, and to certain Batrachia, the ova of which become attached to the skin of the back of the parent, where they develop; dorsiparous.

Dorsimeson (n.) (Anat.) See Meson.

Dorsiparous (a.) Same as Dorsiferous.

Dorsiventral (a.) Having distinct upper and lower surfaces, as most common leaves. The leaves of the iris are not dorsiventral.

Dorsiventral (a.) See Dorsoventral.

Dorsoventral (a.) From the dorsal to the ventral side of an animal; as, the dorsoventral axis.

Dorsum (n.) The ridge of a hill.

Dorsum (n.) The back or dorsal region of an animal; the upper side of an appendage or part; as, the dorsum of the tongue.

Dortour (n.) Alt. of Dorture

Dorture (n.) A dormitory.

Dories (pl. ) of Dory

Dory (n.) A European fish. See Doree, and John Doree.

Dory (n.) The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also dore. See Pike perch.

Dories (pl. ) of Dory

Dory (n.) A small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides.

Doryphora (n.) A genus of plant-eating beetles, including the potato beetle. See Potato beetle.

Doryphoros (n.) A spear bearer; a statue of a man holding a spear or in the attitude of a spear bearer. Several important sculptures of this subject existed in antiquity, copies of which remain to us.

Dose (n.) The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.

Dose (n.) A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive.

Dose (n.) Anything nauseous that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one.

Dosed (imp. & p. p.) of Dose

dosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dose

Dose (n.) To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.

Dose (n.) To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need.

Dose (n.) To give anything nauseous to.

Dosel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.

Dosology (n.) Posology.

Dossel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.

Dosser (n.) A pannier, or basket.

Dosser (n.) A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.

Dossil (n.) A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent.

Dossil (n.) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines.

Dost (2d pers. sing. pres.) of Do.

Dot (n.) A marriage portion; dowry.

Dot (n.) A small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark.

Dot (n.) Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child.

Dotted (imp. & p. p.) of Dot

Dotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dot

Dot (v. t.) To mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line.

Dot (v. t.) To mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages.

Dot (v. i.) To make dots or specks.

Dotage (v. i.) Feebleness or imbecility of understanding or mind, particularly in old age; the childishness of old age; senility; as, a venerable man, now in his dotage.

Dotage (v. i.) Foolish utterance; drivel.

Dotage (v. i.) Excessive fondness; weak and foolish affection.

Dotal (a.) Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it.

Dotant (n.) A dotard.

Dotard (v. i.) One whose mind is impaired by age; one in second childhood.

Dotardly (a.) Foolish; weak.

Dotary (n.) A dotard's weakness; dotage.

Dotation (n.) The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.

Dotation (n.) Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.

Dote (n.) A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n.

Dote (n.) Natural endowments.

Doted (imp. & p. p.) of Dote

Doting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dote

Dote (v. i.) To act foolishly.

Dote (v. i.) To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel.

Dote (v. i.) To be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother dotes on her child.

Dote (n.) An imbecile; a dotard.

Doted (a.) Stupid; foolish.

Doted (a.) Half-rotten; as, doted wood.

Dotehead (n.) A dotard.

Doter (n.) One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.

Doter (n.) One excessively fond, or weak in love.

Dotery (n.) The acts or speech of a dotard; drivel.

Doth (3d pers. sing. pres.) of Do.

Doting (a.) That dotes; silly; excessively fond.

Dotish (a.) Foolish; weak; imbecile.

Dottard (n.) An old, decayed tree.

Dotted (a.) Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects.

Dotterel (a.) Decayed.

Dotterel (v. i.) A European bird of the Plover family (Eudromias, / Charadrius, morinellus). It is tame and easily taken, and is popularly believed to imitate the movements of the fowler.

Dotterel (v. i.) A silly fellow; a dupe; a gull.

Dotting pen () See under Pun.

Dottrel (n.) See Dotterel.

Doty (a.) Half-rotten; as, doty timber.

Douane (n.) A customhouse.

Douanier (n.) An officer of the French customs.

Douar (n.) A village composed of Arab tents arranged in streets.

Douay Bible () A translation of the Scriptures into the English language for the use of English-speaking Roman Catholics; -- done from the Latin Vulgate by English scholars resident in France. The New Testament portion was published at Rheims, A. D. 1582, the Old Testament at Douai, A. D. 1609-10. Various revised editions have since been published.

Doub grass () Doob grass.

Double (a.) Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.

Double (a.) Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.

Double (a.) Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.

Double (a.) Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.

Double (adv.) Twice; doubly.

Doubled (imp. & p. p.) of Double

Doubling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Double

Double (a.) To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.

Double (a.) To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.

Double (a.) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.

Double (a.) To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.

Double (a.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.

Double (v. i.) To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.

Double (v. i.) To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.

Double (v. i.) To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.

Double (v. i.) To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.

Double (n.) Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.

Double (n.) Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.

Double (n.) That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.

Double (n.) A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.

Double (n.) Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.

Double (n.) A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.

Double (n.) Double beer; strong beer.

Double (n.) A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.

Double (n.) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.

Double (n.) An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.

Double-acting (a.) Acting or operating in two directions or with both motions; producing a twofold result; as, a double-acting engine or pump.

Double-bank (v. t.) To row by rowers sitting side by side in twos on a bank or thwart.

Double-banked (a.) Applied to a kind of rowing in which the rowers sit side by side in twos, a pair of oars being worked from each bank or thwart.

Double-barreled (a.) Alt. of -barrelled

-barrelled (a.) Having two barrels; -- applied to a gun.

Double-beat valve () See under Valve.

Double-breasted (a.) Folding or lapping over on the breast, with a row of buttons and buttonholes on each side; as, a double-breasted coat.

Double-charge (v. t.) To load with a double charge, as of gunpowder.

Double-charge (v. t.) To overcharge.

Double dealer () One who practices double dealing; a deceitful, trickish person.

Double dealing () False or deceitful dealing. See Double dealing, under Dealing.

Double-decker (n.) A man-of-war having two gun decks.

Double-decker (n.) A public conveyance, as a street car, with seats on the roof.

Double-dye (v. t.) To dye again or twice over.

Double-dyed (a.) Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely colored; hence; firmly fixed in opinions or habits; as, a double-dyed villain.

Double-ender (n.) A vessel capable of moving in either direction, having bow and rudder at each end.

Double-ender (n.) A locomotive with pilot at each end.

Double-entendre (n.) A word or expression admitting of a double interpretation, one of which is often obscure or indelicate.

Double-eyed (a.) Having a deceitful look.

Double-faced (a.) Having two faces designed for use; as, a double-faced hammer.

Double-faced (a.) Deceitful; hypocritical; treacherous.

Double first () A degree of the first class both in classics and mathematics.

Double first () One who gains at examinations the highest honor both in the classics and the mathematics.

Double-handed (a.) Having two hands.

Double-handed (a.) Deceitful; deceptive.

Double-headed (a.) Having two heads; bicipital.

Doublehearted (a.) Having a false heart; deceitful; treacherous.

Double-hung (a.) Having both sashes hung with weights and cords; -- said of a window.

Double-lock (v. t.) To lock with two bolts; to fasten with double security.

Double-milled (a.) Twice milled or fulled, to render more compact or fine; -- said of cloth; as, double-milled kerseymere.

Doubleminded (a.) Having different minds at different times; unsettled; undetermined.

Doubleness (n.) The state of being double or doubled.

Doubleness (n.) Duplicity; insincerity.

Double-quick (a.) Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step in marching, next to the run; as, a double-quick step or march.

Double-quick (n.) Double-quick time, step, or march.

Double-quick (v. i. & t.) To move, or cause to move, in double-quick time.

Doubler (n.) One who, or that which, doubles.

Doubler (n.) An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.

Double-ripper (n.) A kind of coasting sled, made of two sleds fastened together with a board, one before the other.

Double-shade (v. t.) To double the natural darkness of (a place).

Doublet (a.) Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.

Doublet (a.) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.

Doublet (a.) A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.

Doublet (a.) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.

Doublet (a.) An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.

Doublet (a.) Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets.

Doublet (a.) A game somewhat like backgammon.

Doublet (a.) One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from; as, crypt and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc.

Doublethreaded (a.) Consisting of two threads twisted together; using two threads.

Doublethreaded (a.) Having two screw threads instead of one; -- said of a screw in which the pitch is equal to twice the distance between the centers of adjacent threads.

Double-tongue (n.) Deceit; duplicity.

Double-tongued (a.) Making contrary declarations on the same subject; deceitful.

Double-tonguing (n.) A peculiar action of the tongue by flute players in articulating staccato notes; also, the rapid repetition of notes in cornet playing.

Doubletree (n.) The bar, or crosspiece, of a carriage, to which the singletrees are attached.

Doublets (n. pl.) See Doublet, 6 and 7.

Doubling (n.) The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled.

Doubling (n.) A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice.

Doubling (n.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.

Doubling (n.) The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.

Doubloon (a.) A Spanish gold coin, no longer issued, varying in value at different times from over fifteen dollars to about five. See Doblon in Sup.

Doubly (adv.) In twice the quantity; to twice the degree; as, doubly wise or good; to be doubly sensible of an obligation.

Doubly (adv.) Deceitfully.

Dou/ted (imp. & p. p.) of Doubt

Doubting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doubt

Doubt (v. i.) To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.

Doubt (v. i.) To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.

Doubt (v. t.) To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.

Doubt (v. t.) To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.

Doubt (v. t.) To fill with fear; to affright.

Doubt (v. i.) A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.

Doubt (v. i.) Uncertainty of condition.

Doubt (v. i.) Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.

Doubt (v. i.) Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.

Doubtable (a.) Capable of being doubted; questionable.

Doubtable (a.) Worthy of being feared; redoubtable.

Doubtance (n.) State of being in doubt; uncertainty; doubt.

Doubter (n.) One who doubts; one whose opinion is unsettled; one who scruples.

Doubtful (a.) Not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure.

Doubtful (a.) Admitting of doubt; not obvious, clear, or certain; questionable; not decided; not easy to be defined, classed, or named; as, a doubtful case, hue, claim, title, species, and the like.

Doubtful (a.) Characterized by ambiguity; dubious; as, a doubtful expression; a doubtful phrase.

Doubtful (a.) Of uncertain issue or event.

Doubtful (a.) Fearful; apprehensive; suspicious.

Doubtfully (adv.) In a doubtful manner.

Doubtfulness (n.) State of being doubtful.

Doubtfulness (n.) Uncertainty of meaning; ambiguity; indefiniteness.

Doubtfulness (n.) Uncertainty of event or issue.

Doubting (a.) That is uncertain; that distrusts or hesitates; having doubts.

Doubtless (a.) Free from fear or suspicion.

Doubtless (adv.) Undoubtedly; without doubt.

Doubtlessly (adv.) Unquestionably.

Doubtous (a.) Doubtful.

Douc (n.) A monkey (Semnopithecus nemaeus), remarkable for its varied and brilliant colors. It is a native of Cochin China.

Douce (a.) Sweet; pleasant.

Douce (a.) Sober; prudent; sedate; modest.

Doucepere (n.) One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne in war.

Doucet (n.) Alt. of Dowset

Dowset (n.) A custard.

Dowset (n.) A dowcet, or deep's testicle.

Douceur (n.) Gentleness and sweetness of manner; agreeableness.

Douceur (n.) A gift for service done or to be done; an honorarium; a present; sometimes, a bribe.

Douche (n.) A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.

Douche (n.) A syringe.

Doucine (n.) Same as Cyma/recta, under Cyma.

Doucker (v. t.) A grebe or diver; -- applied also to the golden-eye, pochard, scoter, and other ducks.

Dough (n.) Paste of bread; a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, kneaded or unkneaded, but not yet baked; as, to knead dough.

Dough (n.) Anything of the consistency of such paste.

Dough-baked (a.) Imperfectly baked; hence, not brought to perfection; unfinished; also, of weak or dull understanding.

Doughbird (n.) The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis). See Curlew.

Doughface (n.) A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.

Dough-faced (a.) Easily molded; pliable.

Doughfaceism (n.) The character of a doughface; truckling pliability.

Doughiness (n.) The quality or state of being doughy.

Dough-kneaded (a.) Like dough; soft.

Doughnut (n.) A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.

Doughtily (adv.) In a doughty manner.

Doughtiness (n.) The quality of being doughty; valor; bravery.

Doughtren (n. pl.) Daughters.

Doughty (superl.) Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.

Doughy (a.) Like dough; soft and heavy; pasty; crude; flabby and pale; as, a doughy complexion.

Doulocracy (n.) A government by slaves.

Doum palm () See Doom palm.

Doupe (n.) The carrion crow.

Dour (a.) Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold.

Doura (n.) A kind of millet. See Durra.

Douroucouli (n.) See Durukuli.

Doused (imp. & p. p.) of Douse

Dousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Douse

Douse (v. t.) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.

Douse (v. t.) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.

Douse (v. i.) To fall suddenly into water.

Douse (v. t.) To put out; to extinguish.

Dousing-chock (n.) One of several pieces fayed across the apron and lapped in the knightheads, or inside planking above the upper deck.

Dout (v. t.) To put out.

Douter (n.) An extinguisher for candles.

Dove (n.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.

Dove (n.) A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.

Dovecot (n.) Alt. of Dovecote

Dovecote (n.) A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.

Dove-eyed (a.) Having eyes like a dove; meekeyed; as, dove-eyed Peace.

Dovekie (n.) A guillemot (Uria grylle), of the arctic regions. Also applied to the little auk or sea dove. See under Dove.

Dovelet (n.) A young or small dove.

Dovelike (a.) Mild as a dove; gentle; pure and lovable.

Dove plant () A Central American orchid (Peristeria elata), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the center of the flower resembles a dove; -- called also Holy Spirit plant.

Dover's Powder () A powder of ipecac and opium, compounded, in the United States, with sugar of milk, but in England (as formerly in the United States) with sulphate of potash, and in France (as in Dr. Dover's original prescription) with nitrate and sulphate of potash and licorice. It is an anodyne diaphoretic.

Dove's-foot (n.) A small annual species of Geranium, native in England; -- so called from the shape of the leaf.

Dove's-foot (n.) The columbine.

Doveship (n.) The possession of dovelike qualities, harmlessness and innocence.

Dovetail (n.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one.

Dovetailed (imp. & p. p.) of Dovetail

Dovetailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dovetail

Dovetail (v. t.) To cut to a dovetail.

Dovetail (v. t.) To join by means of dovetails.

Dovetail (v. t.) To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.

Dovish (a.) Like a dove; harmless; innocent.

Dow (n.) A kind of vessel. See Dhow.

Dow (v. t.) To furnish with a dower; to endow.

Dowable (v. t.) Capable of being endowed; entitled to dower.

Dowager (n.) A widow endowed, or having a jointure; a widow who either enjoys a dower from her deceased husband, or has property of her own brought by her to her husband on marriage, and settled on her after his decease.

Dowager (n.) A title given in England to a widow, to distinguish her from the wife of her husband's heir bearing the same name; -- chiefly applied to widows of personages of rank.

Dowagerism (n.) The rank or condition of a dowager; formality, as that of a dowager. Also used figuratively.

Dowcet (n.) One of the testicles of a hart or stag.

Dowdy (superl.) Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking.

Dowdies (pl. ) of Dowdy

Dowdy (n.) An awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman.

Dowdyish (a.) Like a dowdy.

Dowel (n.) A pin, or block, of wood or metal, fitting into holes in the abutting portions of two pieces, and being partly in one piece and partly in the other, to keep them in their proper relative position.

Dowel (n.) A piece of wood driven into a wall, so that other pieces may be nailed to it.

Doweled (imp. & p. p.) of Dowel

Dowelled () of Dowel

Doweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dowel

Dowelling () of Dowel

Dowel (v. t.) To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask.

Dower (n.) That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gift.

Dower (n.) The property with which a woman is endowed

Dower (n.) That which a woman brings to a husband in marriage; dowry.

Dower (n.) That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband.

Dowered (p. a.) Furnished with, or as with, dower or a marriage portion.

Dowerless (a.) Destitute of dower; having no marriage portion.

Dowery (n.) See Dower.

Dowitcher (n.) The red-breasted or gray snipe (Macrorhamphus griseus); -- called also brownback, and grayback.

Dowl (n.) Same as Dowle.

Dowlas (n.) A coarse linen cloth made in the north of England and in Scotland, now nearly replaced by calico.

Dowle (n.) Feathery or wool-like down; filament of a feather.

Down (n.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool

Down (n.) The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.

Down (n.) The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.

Down (n.) The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.

Down (n.) That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down

Down (v. t.) To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.

Down (prep.) A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish-topped hill; -- usually in the plural.

Down (prep.) A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; -- usually in the plural.

Down (prep.) A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.

Down (prep.) A state of depression; low state; abasement.

Down (adv.) In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; -- the opposite of up.

Down (adv.) From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion.

Down (adv.) In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.

Down (adv.) From a remoter or higher antiquity.

Down (adv.) From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions.

Down (adv.) In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well.

Down (adv.) Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.

Downed (imp. & p. p.) of Down

Downing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Down

Down (v. t.) To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.

Down (v. i.) To go down; to descend.

Down (a.) Downcast; as, a down look.

Down (a.) Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.

Down (a.) Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.

Downbear (v. t.) To bear down; to depress.

Downcast (a.) Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.

Downcast (n.) Downcast or melancholy look.

Downcast (n.) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

Downcome (n.) Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow.

Downcome (n.) A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.

Downfall (n.) A sudden fall; a body of things falling.

Downfall (n.) A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin.

Downfallen (a.) Fallen; ruined.

Downfalling (a.) Falling down.

Downgyved (a.) Hanging down like gyves or fetters.

Downhaul (n.) A rope to haul down, or to assist in hauling down, a sail; as, a staysail downhaul; a trysail downhaul.

Downhearted (a.) Dejected; low-spirited.

Downhill (adv.) Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.

Downhill (a.) Declivous; descending; sloping.

Downhill (n.) Declivity; descent; slope.

Downiness (n.) The quality or state of being downy.

Downlooked (a.) Having a downcast countenance; dejected; gloomy; sullen.

Downlying (n.) The time of retiring to rest; time of repose.

Downpour (n.) A pouring or streaming downwards; esp., a heavy or continuous shower.

Downright (adv.) Straight down; perpendicularly.

Downright (adv.) In plain terms; without ceremony.

Downright (adv.) Without delay; at once; completely.

Downright (a.) Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.

Downright (a.) Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.

Down-share (n.) A breastplow used in paring off turf on downs.

Downsitting (n.) The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.

Downstairs (adv.) Down the stairs; to a lower floor.

Downstairs (a.) Below stairs; as, a downstairs room.

Downsteepy (a.) Very steep.

Downstream (adv.) Down the stream; as, floating downstream.

Downstroke (n.) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or pencil.

Downthrow (n.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See Throw, n.

Downtrod (a.) Alt. of Downtrodden

Downtrodden (a.) Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power.

Downward (adv.) Alt. of Downwards

Downwards (adv.) From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards.

Downwards (adv.) From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.

Downwards (adv.) From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line.

Downward (a.) Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.

Downward (a.) Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent.

Downward (a.) Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.

Downweed (n.) Cudweed, a species of Gnaphalium.

Downweigh (v. t.) To weigh or press down.

Downy (a.) Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs.

Downy (a.) Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet.

Downy (a.) Cunning; wary.

Dowral (a.) Of or relating to a dower.

Dowress (n.) A woman entitled to dower.

Dowries (pl. ) of Dowry

Dowry (n.) A gift; endowment.

Dowry (n.) The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower.

Dowry (n.) A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.

Dowse (v. t.) To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.

Dowse (v. t.) To beat or thrash.

Dowse (v. i.) To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.

Dowse (n.) A blow on the face.

Dowser (n.) A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod.

Dowser (n.) One who uses the dowser or divining rod.

Dowst (n.) A dowse.

Dowve (n.) A dove.

Doxological (a.) Pertaining to doxology; giving praise to God.

Doxologized (imp. & p. p.) of Doxologize

Doxologizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doxologize

Doxologize (v. i.) To give glory to God, as in a doxology; to praise God with doxologies.

Doxologies (pl. ) of Doxology

Doxology (n.) In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation.

Doxies (pl. ) of Doxy

Doxy (n.) A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart.

Doyly (n.) See Doily.

Dozed (imp. & p. p.) of Doze

Dozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doze

Doze (v. i.) To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.

Doze (v. t.) To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.

Doze (v. t.) To make dull; to stupefy.

Doze (n.) A light sleep; a drowse.

Dozen (pl. ) of Dozen

Dozens (pl. ) of Dozen

Dozen (n.) A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows.

Dozen (n.) An indefinite small number.

Dozenth (a.) Twelfth.

Dozer (n.) One who dozes or drowses.

Doziness (n.) The state of being dozy; drowsiness; inclination to sleep.

Dozy (a.) Drowsy; inclined to doze; sleepy; sluggish; as, a dozy head.

Dozzled (a.) Stupid; heavy.

Eocene (a.) Pertaining to the first in time of the three subdivisions into which the Tertiary formation is divided by geologists, and alluding to the approximation in its life to that of the present era; as, Eocene deposits.

Eocene (n.) The Eocene formation.

Eolian (a.) Aeolian.

Eolian (a.) Formed, or deposited, by the action of wind, as dunes.

Eolic (a. & n.) See Aeolic.

Eolipile (n.) Same as Aeolipile.

Eolis (n.) A genus of nudibranch mollusks having clusters of branchial papillae along the back. See Ceratobranchia.

Eon (n.) Alt. of Aeon

Aeon (n.) An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age.

Aeon (n.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being.

Eophyte (n.) A fossil plant which is found in the lowest beds of the Silurian age.

Eophytic (a.) Of or pertaining to eophytes.

Eos (n.) Aurora, the goddess of morn.

Eosaurus (n.) An extinct marine reptile from the coal measures of Nova Scotia; -- so named because supposed to be of the earliest known reptiles.

Eosin (n.) A yellow or brownish red dyestuff obtained by the action of bromine on fluorescein, and named from the fine rose-red which it imparts to silk. It is also used for making a fine red ink. Its solution is fluorescent.

Eosphorite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of alumina and manganese. It is generally of a rose-pink color, -- whence the name.

Eozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to rocks or strata older than the Paleozoic, in many of which the eozoon has been found.

Eozoons (pl. ) of Eozoon

Eozoa (pl. ) of Eozoon

Eozoon (n.) A peculiar structure found in the Archaean limestones of Canada and other regions. By some geologists it is believed to be a species of gigantic Foraminifera, but others consider it a concretion, without organic structure.

Eozoonal (a.) Pertaining to the eozoon; containing eozoons; as, eozoonal limestone.

Fo (n.) The Chinese name of Buddha.

Foal (n.) The young of any animal of the Horse family (Equidae); a colt; a filly.

Foaled (imp. & p. p.) of Foal

Foaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foal

Foal (v.t.) To bring forth (a colt); -- said of a mare or a she ass.

Foal (v.i.) To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.

Foalfoot (n.) See Coltsfoot.

Foam (n.) The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth; spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea.

Foamed (imp. & p. p.) of Foam

Foaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foam

Foam (n.) To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam.

Foam (n.) To form foam, or become filled with foam; -- said of a steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy, as because of chemical action.

Foam (v.t.) To cause to foam; as,to foam the goblet; also (with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam.

Foamingly (adv.) With foam; frothily.

Foamless (a.) Having no foam.

Foamy (a.) Covered with foam; frothy; spumy.

Fob (n.) A little pocket for a watch.

Fobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Fob

Fobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fob

Fob (v.t.) To beat; to maul.

Fob (v.t.) To cheat; to trick; to impose on.

Focal (a.) Belonging to,or concerning, a focus; as, a focal point.

Focalization (n.) The act of focalizing or bringing to a focus, or the state of being focalized.

Focalized (imp. & p. p.) of Focalize

Focalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Focalize

Focalize (v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate.

Focillate (v. t.) To nourish.

Focillation (n.) Comfort; support.

Focimeter (n.) An assisting instrument for focusing an object in or before a camera.

Focuses (pl. ) of Focus

Foci (pl. ) of Focus

Focus (n.) A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.

Focus (n.) A point so related to a conic section and certain straight line called the directrix that the ratio of the distace between any point of the curve and the focus to the distance of the same point from the directrix is constant.

Focus (n.) A central point; a point of concentration.

Focused (imp. & p. p.) of Focus

Focusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Focus

Focus (v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera.

Fodder (n.) A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19/ to 24 cwt.; a fother.

Fodder (n.) That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.

Foddered (imp. & p. p.) of Fodder

Foddering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fodder

Fodder (v.t.) To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.;to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.

Fodderer (n.) One who fodders cattle.

Fodient (a.) Fitted for, or pertaining to, digging.

Fodient (n.) One of the Fodientia.

Fodientia (n.pl.) A group of African edentates including the aard-vark.

Foe (n.) One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy.

Foe (n.) An enemy in war; a hostile army.

Foe (n.) One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.

Foe (v. t.) To treat as an enemy.

Foehood (n.) Enmity.

Foemen (pl. ) of Foeman

Foeman (n.) An enemy in war.

Foetal (a.) Same as Fetal.

Foetation (n.) Same as Fetation.

Foeticide (n.) Same as Feticide.

Foetor (n.) Same as Fetor.

Foetus (n.) Same as Fetus.

Fog (n.) A second growth of grass; aftergrass.

Fog (n.) Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; -- called also foggage.

Fog (v. t.) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

Fog (v. i.) To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.

Fog (n.) Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It differs from cloud only in being near the ground, and from mist in not approaching so nearly to fine rain. See Cloud.

Fog (n.) A state of mental confusion.

Fogged (imp. & p. p.) of Fog

Fogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fog

Fog (v. t.) To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.

Fog (v. i.) To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.

Foge (n.) The Cornish name for a forge used for smelting tin.

Fo'gey (n.) See Fogy.

Fog'gage (n.) See 1st Fog.

Fog'ger (n.) One who fogs; a pettifogger.

Foggily (adv.) In a foggy manner; obscurely.

Fogginess (n.) The state of being foggy.

Foggy (superl.) Filled or abounding with fog, or watery exhalations; misty; as, a foggy atmosphere; a foggy morning.

Foggy (superl.) Beclouded; dull; obscure; as, foggy ideas.

Fogie (n.) See Fogy.

Fogless (a.) Without fog; clear.

Fogies (pl. ) of Fogy

Fogy (n.) A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old.

Fogyism (n.) The principles and conduct of a fogy.

Foh (interj.) An exclamation of abhorrence or contempt; poh; fle.

Fohist (n.) A Buddhist priest. See Fo.

Foible (a.) Weak; feeble.

Foible (n.) A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.

Foible (n.) The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte.

Foiled (imp. & p. p.) of Foil

Foiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foil

Foil (v. t.) To tread under foot; to trample.

Foil (v. t.) To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat.

Foil (v. t.) To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase.

Foil (v. t.) To defile; to soil.

Foil (n.) Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.

Foil (n.) A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point.

Foil (n.) The track or trail of an animal.

Foil (n.) A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil.

Foil (n.) A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass; -- employed by jewelers to give color or brilliancy to pastes and inferior stones.

Foil (n.) Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage.

Foil (n.) A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection.

Foil (n.) The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed.

Foilable (a.) Capable of being foiled.

Foiler (n.) One who foils or frustrates.

Foiling (n.) A foil.

Foiling (n.) The track of game (as deer) in the grass.

Foin (n.) The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten.

Foin (n.) A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.

Foin (v. i.) To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge.

Foin (v. t.) To prick; to st?ng.

Foin (n.) A pass in fencing; a lunge.

Foinery (n.) Thrusting with the foil; fencing with the point, as distinguished from broadsword play.

Foiningly (adv.) With a push or thrust.

Foison (n.) Rich harvest; plenty; abundance.

Foist (n.) A light and fast-sailing ship.

Foisted (imp. & p. p.) of Foist

Foisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foist

Foist (v. t.) To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.

Foist (n.) A foister; a sharper.

Foist (n.) A trick or fraud; a swindle.

Foister (n.) One who foists something surreptitiously; a falsifier.

Foistied (a.) Fusty.

Foistiness (n.) Fustiness; mustiness.

Foisty (a.) Fusty; musty.

Folded (imp. & p. p.) of Fold

Folding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fold

Fold (v. t.) To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.

Fold (v. t.) To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

Fold (v. t.) To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.

Fold (v. t.) To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

Fold (v. i.) To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.

Fold (v.) A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

Fold (v.) Times or repetitions; -- used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.

Fold (v.) That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.

Fold (n.) An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

Fold (n.) A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.

Fold (n.) A boundary; a limit.

Fold (v. t.) To confine in a fold, as sheep.

Fold (v. i.) To confine sheep in a fold.

Foldage (n.) See Faldage.

Folder (n.) One who, or that which, folds; esp., a flat, knifelike instrument used for folding paper.

Folderol (n.) Nonsense.

Folding (n.) The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication.

Folding (n.) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc.

Foldless (a.) Having no fold.

Foliaceous (a.) Belonging to, or having the texture or nature of, a leaf; having leaves intermixed with flowers; as, a foliaceous spike.

Foliaceous (a.) Consisting of leaves or thin laminae; having the form of a leaf or plate; as, foliaceous spar.

Foliaceous (a.) Leaflike in form or mode of growth; as, a foliaceous coral.

Foliage (n.) Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage.

Foliage (n.) A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; especially, the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, in architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc.

Foliage (v. t.) To adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves.

Foliaged (a.) Furnished with foliage; leaved; as, the variously foliaged mulberry.

Foliar (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, leaves; as, foliar appendages.

Foliate (a.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.

Foliated (imp. & p. p.) of Foliate

Foliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foliate

Foliate (v. t.) To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.

Foliate (v. t.) To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.

Foliated (a.) Having leaves, or leaflike projections; as, a foliated shell.

Foliated (a.) Containing, or consisting of, foils; as, a foliated arch.

Foliated (a.) Characterized by being separable into thin plates or folia; as, graphite has a foliated structure.

Foliated (a.) Laminated, but restricted to the variety of laminated structure found in crystalline schist, as mica schist, etc.; schistose.

Foliated (a.) Spread over with an amalgam of tin and quicksilver.

Foliation (n.) The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.

Foliation (n.) The manner in which the young leaves are dispo/ed within the bud.

Foliation (n.) The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.

Foliation (n.) The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.

Foliation (n.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See Tracery.

Foliation (n.) The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of dividing into plates or slabs, which is due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.

Foliature (n.) Foliage; leafage.

Foliature (n.) The state of being beaten into foil.

Folier (n.) Goldsmith's foil.

Foliferous (a.) Producing leaves.

Folily (a.) Foolishly.

Folios (pl. ) of Folio

Folio (n.) A leaf of a book or manuscript.

Folio (n.) A sheet of paper once folded.

Folio (n.) A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper.

Folio (n.) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.

Folio (n.) A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.

Folio (n.) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.

Fol'io (v. t.) To put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page.

Fol'io (a.) Formed of sheets each folded once, making two leaves, or four pages; as, a folio volume. See Folio, n., 3.

Fo'liolate (a.) Of or pertaining to leaflets; -- used in composition; as, bi-foliolate.

Foliole (n.) One of the distinct parts of a compound leaf; a leaflet.

Foliomort (a.) See Feuillemort.

Foliose (a.) Having many leaves; leafy.

Foliosity (n.) The ponderousness or bulk of a folio; voluminousness.

Folious (a.) Like a leaf; thin; unsubstantial.

Folious (a.) Foliose.

Foliums (pl. ) of Folium

Folia (pl. ) of Folium

Folium (n.) A leaf, esp. a thin leaf or plate.

Folium (n.) A curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches, which have a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop; whence the name. Its equation is x3 + y3 = axy.

Folk (n. collect. & pl.) Alt. of Folks

Folks (n. collect. & pl.) In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe.

Folks (n. collect. & pl.) People in general, or a separate class of people; -- generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.

Folks (n. collect. & pl.) The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well.

Folkland (n.) Land held in villenage, being distributed among the folk, or people, at the pleasure of the lord of the manor, and resumed at his discretion. Not being held by any assurance in writing, it was opposed to bookland or charter land, which was held by deed.

Folklore () Alt. of Folk lore

Folk lore () Tales, legends, or superstitions long current among the people.

Folkmote (n.) An assembly of the people

Folkmote (n.) a general assembly of the people to consider and order matters of the commonwealth; also, a local court.

Folkmoter (n.) One who takes part in a folkmote, or local court.

Follicle (n.) A simple podlike pericarp which contains several seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in the peony, larkspur and milkweed.

Follicle (n.) A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair follicle.

Follicle (n.) A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt.

Follicle (n.) A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic follicle.

Follicular (a.) Like, pertaining to, or consisting of, a follicles or follicles.

Follicular (a.) Affecting the follicles; as, follicular pharyngitis.

Folliculated (a.) Having follicles.

Folliculous (a.) Having or producing follicles.

Folliful (a.) Full of folly.

Followed (imp. & p. p.) of Follow

Following (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Follow

Follow (v. t.) To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.

Follow (v. t.) To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.

Follow (v. t.) To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.

Follow (v. t.) To copy after; to take as an example.

Follow (v. t.) To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.

Follow (v. t.) To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.

Follow (v. t.) To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.

Follow (v. t.) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.

Follow (v. i.) To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.

Follower (n.) One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.

Follower (n.) A sweetheart; a beau.

Follower (n.) The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.

Follower (n.) A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.

Follower (n.) The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.

Follower (n.) Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.

Following (n.) One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

Following (n.) Vocation; business; profession.

Following (a.) Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.

Following (a.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.

Follies (pl. ) of Folly

Folly (n.) The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.

Folly (n.) A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.

Folly (n.) Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.

Folly (n.) The result of a foolish action or enterprise.

Folwe (v. t.) To follow.

Fomalhaut (n.) A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Piscis Australis, or Southern Fish.

Fomented (imp. & p. p.) of Foment

Fomenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foment

Foment (v. t.) To apply a warm lotion to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge wet with warm water or medicated liquid.

Foment (v. t.) To cherish with heat; to foster.

Foment (v. t.) To nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; -- used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors.

Fomentation (n.) The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.

Fomentation (n.) The lotion applied to a diseased part.

Fomentation (n.) Excitation; instigation; encouragement.

Fomenter (n.) One who foments; one who encourages or instigates; as, a fomenter of sedition.

Fomites (pl. ) of Fomes

Fomes (n.) Any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs; as, woolen clothes are said to be active fomites.

Fon (a.) A fool; an idiot.

Fond () imp. of Find. Found.

Fond (superl.) Foolish; silly; simple; weak.

Fond (superl.) Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate.

Fond (superl.) Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.

Fond (superl.) Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by of (formerly also by on).

Fond (superl.) Doted on; regarded with affection.

Fond (superl.) Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.

Fond (v. t.) To caress; to fondle.

Fond (v. i.) To be fond; to dote.

Fonde (v. t. & i.) To endeavor; to strive; to try.

Fondled (imp. & p. p.) of Fondle

Fondling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fondle

Fondle (v.) To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.

Fondler (n.) One who fondles.

Fondling (n.) The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness.

Fondling (n.) A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection.

Fondling (n.) A fool; a simpleton; a ninny.

Fondly (adv.) Foolishly.

Fondly (adv.) In a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly.

Fondness (n.) The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.

Fondness (n.) Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles.

Fondon (n.) A large copper vessel used for hot amalgamation.

Fondus (n.) A style of printing calico, paper hangings, etc., in which the colors are in bands and graduated into each other.

Fone (n.) pl. of Foe.

Fonge (v. t.) To take; to receive.

Fonly (adv.) Foolishly; fondly.

Fonne (n.) A fon.

Font (n.) A complete assortment of printing type of one size, including a due proportion of all the letters in the alphabet, large and small, points, accents, and whatever else is necessary for printing with that variety of types; a fount.

Font (n.) A fountain; a spring; a source.

Font (n.) A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for baptizing.

Fontal (a.) Pertaining to a font, fountain, source, or origin; original; primitive.

Fontanel (n.) An issue or artificial ulcer for the discharge of humors from the body.

Fontanel (n.) One of the membranous intervals between the incompleted angles of the parietal and neighboring bones of a fetal or young skull; -- so called because it exhibits a rhythmical pulsation.

Fontanelle (n.) Same as Fontanel, 2.

Fontange (n.) A kind of tall headdress formerly worn.

Food (n.) What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.

Food (n.) Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.

Food (v. t.) To supply with food.

Foodful (a.) Full of food; supplying food; fruitful; fertile.

Foodless (a.) Without food; barren.

Foody (a.) Eatable; fruitful.

Fool (n.) A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; -- commonly called gooseberry fool.

Fool (n.) One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.

Fool (n.) A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.

Fool (n.) One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.

Fool (n.) One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.

Fooled (imp. & p. p.) of Fool

Fooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fool

Fool (v. i.) To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.

Fool (v. t.) To infatuate; to make foolish.

Fool (v. t.) To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.

Foolahs (n. pl.) Same as Fulahs.

Fool-born (a.) Begotten by a fool.

Fooleries (pl. ) of Foolery

Foolery (n.) The practice of folly; the behavior of a fool; absurdity.

Foolery (n.) An act of folly or weakness; a foolish practice; something absurd or nonsensical.

Foolfish (n.) The orange filefish. See Filefish.

Foolfish (n.) The winter flounder. See Flounder.

Fool-happy (a.) Lucky, without judgment or contrivance.

Foolhardihood (n.) The state of being foolhardy; foolhardiness.

Foolhardily (adv.) In a foolhardy manner.

Foolhardiness (n.) Courage without sense or judgment; foolish rashness; recklessness.

Foolhardise (n.) Foolhardiness.

Foolhardy (a.) Daring without judgment; foolishly adventurous and bold.

Fool-hasty (a.) Foolishly hasty.

Foolify (v. t.) To make a fool of; to befool.

Foolish (a.) Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise.

Foolish (a.) Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment or discretion; as, a foolish act.

Foolish (a.) Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible.

Foolishly (adv.) In a foolish manner.

Foolishness (n.) The quality of being foolish.

Foolishness (n.) A foolish practice; an absurdity.

Fool-large (a.) Foolishly liberal.

Fool-largesse (n.) Foolish expenditure; waste.

Foolscap (n.) A writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper.

Feet (pl. ) of Foot

Foot (n.) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes.

Foot (n.) The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum.

Foot (n.) That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.

Foot (n.) The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed.

Foot (n.) Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular.

Foot (n.) Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular.

Foot (n.) A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.

Foot (n.) Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.

Foot (n.) A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent.

Foot (n.) The lower edge of a sail.

Footed (imp. & p. p.) of Foot

Footing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foot

Foot (v. i.) To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.

Foot (v. i.) To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly.

Foot (v. t.) To kick with the foot; to spurn.

Foot (v. t.) To set on foot; to establish; to land.

Foot (v. t.) To tread; as, to foot the green.

Foot (v. t.) To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.

Foot (v. t.) The size or strike with the talon.

Foot (v. t.) To renew the foot of, as of stocking.

Football (n.) An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.

Football (n.) The game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals.

Footband (n.) A band of foot soldiers.

Footbath (n.) A bath for the feet; also, a vessel used in bathing the feet.

Footboard (n.) A board or narrow platfrom upon which one may stand or brace his feet

Footboard (n.) The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive.

Footboard (n.) The foot-rest of a coachman's box.

Footboard (n.) A board forming the foot of a bedstead.

Footboard (n.) A treadle.

Footboy (n.) A page; an attendant in livery; a lackey.

Footbreadth (n.) The breadth of a foot; -- used as a measure.

Footbridge (n.) A narrow bridge for foot passengers only.

Footcloth (n.) Formerly, a housing or caparison for a horse.

Footed (a.) Having a foot or feet; shaped in the foot.

Footed (a.) Having a foothold; established.

Footfall (n.) A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep.

Footfight (n.) A conflict by persons on foot; -- distinguished from a fight on horseback.

Footglove (n.) A kind of stocking.

Foot Guards (pl.) Infantry soldiers belonging to select regiments called the Guards.

Foothalt (n.) A disease affecting the feet of sheep.

Foothill (n.) A low hill at the foot of higher hills or mountains.

Foothold (n.) A holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may tread or rest securely; footing.

Foothook (n.) See Futtock.

Foothot (adv.) Hastily; immediately; instantly; on the spot; hotfloot.

Footing (n.) Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.

Footing (n.) Standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.

Footing (n.) Relative condition; state.

Footing (n.) Tread; step; especially, measured tread.

Footing (n.) The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.

Footing (n.) The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.

Footing (n.) A narrow cotton lace, without figures.

Footing (n.) The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.

Footing (n.) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot.

Footless (a.) Having no feet.

Footlicker (n.) A sycophant; a fawner; a toady. Cf. Bootlick.

Footlight (n.) One of a row of lights in the front of the stage in a theater, etc., and on a level therewith.

Footmen (pl. ) of Footman

Footman (n.) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.

Footman (n.) A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.

Footman (n.) Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.

Footman (n.) A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.

Footman (n.) A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.

Footmanship (n.) Art or skill of a footman.

Footmark (n.) A footprint; a track or vestige.

Footnote (n.) A note of reference or comment at the foot of a page.

Footpace (n.) A walking pace or step.

Footpace (n.) A dais, or elevated platform; the highest step of the altar; a landing in a staircase.

Footpad (n.) A highwayman or robber on foot.

Footpaths (pl. ) of Footpath

Footpath (n.) A narrow path or way for pedestrains only; a footway.

Footplate (n.) See Footboard (a).

Foot pound () A unit of energy, or work, being equal to the work done in raising one pound avoirdupois against the force of gravity the height of one foot.

Foot poundal () A unit of energy or work, equal to the work done in moving a body through one foot against the force of one poundal.

Footprint (n.) The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."

Footrope (n.) The rope rigged below a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling; -- formerly called a horse.

Footrope (n.) That part of the boltrope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed.

Foots (n. pl.) The settlings of oil, molasses, etc., at the bottom of a barrel or hogshead.

Foot-sore (a.) Having sore or tender feet, as by reason of much walking; as, foot-sore cattle.

Footstalk (n.) The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.

Footstalk (n.) The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.

Footstalk (n.) The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.

Footstalk (n.) The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.

Footstall (n.) The stirrup of a woman's saddle.

Footstall (n.) The plinth or base of a pillar.

Footstep (n.) The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom.

Footstep (n.) An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

Footstone (n.) The stone at the foot of a grave; -- opposed to headstone.

Footstool (n.) A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.

Footway (n.) A passage for pedestrians only.

Footworn (a.) Worn by, or weared in, the feet; as, a footworn path; a footworn traveler.

Footy (a.) Having foots, or settlings; as, footy oil, molasses, etc.

Footy (a.) Poor; mean.

Fop (n.) One whose ambition it is to gain admiration by showy dress; a coxcomb; an inferior dandy.

Fop-doodle (n.) A stupid or insignificant fellow; a fool; a simpleton.

Fopling (n.) A petty fop.

Fopperies (pl. ) of Foppery

Foppery (n.) The behavior, dress, or other indication of a fop; coxcombry; affectation of show; showy folly.

Foppery (n.) Folly; foolery.

Foppish (a.) Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners.

For- () A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It often implies also loss, detriment, or destruction, and sometimes it is intensive, meaning utterly, quite thoroughly, as in forbathe.

For (prep.) In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

For (prep.) Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.

For (prep.) Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done.

For (prep.) Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against.

For (prep.) Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to.

For (prep.) Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.

For (prep.) Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.

For (prep.) Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc.

For (prep.) Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.

For (prep.) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.

For (conj.) Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.

For (conj.) Since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before.

For (n.) One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.

Forage (n.) The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.

Forage (n.) Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats.

Foraged (imp. & p. p.) of Forage

Foraging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forage

Forage (v. i.) To wander or rove in search of food; to collect food, esp. forage, for horses and cattle by feeding on or stripping the country; to ravage; to feed on spoil.

Forage (v. t.) To strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds.

Forager (n.) One who forages.

Foralite (n.) A tubelike marking, occuring in sandstone and other strata.

Foramina (pl. ) of Foramen

Foramines (pl. ) of Foramen

Foramen (n.) A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra.

Foraminated (a.) Having small opening, or foramina.

Foraminifer (n.) One of the foraminifera.

Foraminifera (n. pl.) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

Foraminiferous (a.) Having small openings, or foramina.

Foraminiferous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, Foraminifera; as, foraminiferous mud.

Foraminous (a.) Having foramina; full of holes; porous.

Forasmuch (conj.) In consideration that; seeing that; since; because that; -- followed by as. See under For, prep.

Foray (n.) A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid.

Foray (v. t.) To pillage; to ravage.

Forayer (n.) One who makes or joins in a foray.

Forbade () imp. of Forbid.

Forbathe (v. t.) To bathe.

Forbear (n.) An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.

Forbore (imp.) of Forbear

Forbare () of Forbear

Forborne (p. p.) of Forbear

Forbearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forbear

Forbear (v. i.) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.

Forbear (v. i.) To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.

Forbear (v. i.) To control one's self when provoked.

Forbear (v. t.) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.

Forbear (v. t.) To treat with consideration or indulgence.

Forbear (v. t.) To cease from bearing.

Forbearance (n.) The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.

Forbearance (n.) The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.

Forbearant (a.) Forbearing.

Forbearer (n.) One who forbears.

Forbearing (a.) Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering.

Forbade (imp.) of Forbid

Forbidden (p. p.) of Forbid

Forbid () of Forbid

Forbidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forbid

Forbid (v. t.) To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.

Forbid (v. t.) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.

Forbid (v. t.) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.

Forbid (v. t.) To accurse; to blast.

Forbid (v. t.) To defy; to challenge.

Forbid (v. i.) To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.

Forbiddance (n.) The act of forbidding; prohibition; command or edict against a thing.

Forbidden (a.) Prohibited; interdicted.

Forbiddenly (adv.) In a forbidden or unlawful manner.

Forbidder (n.) One who forbids.

Forbidding (a.) Repelling approach; repulsive; raising abhorrence, aversion, or dislike; disagreeable; prohibiting or interdicting; as, a forbidding aspect; a forbidding formality; a forbidding air.

Forblack (a.) Very black.

Forboden () p. p. of Forbid.

Forbore () imp. of Forbear.

Forborne () p. p. of Forbear.

Forbruise (v. t.) To bruise sorely or exceedingly.

Forby (adv. & prep.) Near; hard by; along; past.

Forcarve (v. t.) To cut completely; to cut off.

Force (v. t.) To stuff; to lard; to farce.

Force (n.) A waterfall; a cascade.

Force (n.) Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinency; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.

Force (n.) Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.

Force (n.) Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.

Force (n.) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.

Force (n.) Validity; efficacy.

Force (n.) Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.

Forced (imp. & p. p.) of Force

Forcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Force

Force (n.) To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.

Force (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.

Force (n.) To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one;s will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.

Force (n.) To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.

Force (n.) To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.

Force (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.

Force (n.) To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.

Force (n.) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.

Force (n.) To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.

Force (n.) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.

Force (v. i.) To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.

Force (v. i.) To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.

Force (v. i.) To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.

Forced (a.) Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh.

Forceful (a.) Full of or processing force; exerting force; mighty.

Forceless (a.) Having little or no force; feeble.

Forcemeat (n.) Meat chopped fine and highly seasoned, either served up alone, or used as a stuffing.

Forcement (n.) The act of forcing; compulsion.

Forceps (n.) A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc.

Forceps (n.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig.

Force pump () A pump having a solid piston, or plunger, for drawing and forcing a liquid, as water, through the valves; in distinction from a pump having a bucket, or valved piston.

Force pump () A pump adapted for delivering water at a considerable height above the pump, or under a considerable pressure; in distinction from one which lifts the water only to the top of the pump or delivers it through a spout. See Illust. of Plunger pump, under Plunger.

Forcer (n.) One who, or that which, forces or drives.

Forcer (n.) The solid piston of a force pump; the instrument by which water is forced in a pump.

Forcer (n.) A small hand pump for sinking pits, draining cellars, etc.

Forcible (a.) Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential.

Forcible (a.) Violent; impetuous.

Forcible (a.) Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction.

Forcible-feeble (a.) Seemingly vigorous, but really weak or insipid.

Forcibleness (n.) The quality of being forcible.

Forcibly (adv.) In a forcible manner.

Forcing (n.) The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.

Forcing (n.) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat.

Forcipal (a.) Forked or branched like a pair of forceps; constructed so as to open and shut like a pair of forceps.

Forcipate (a.) Alt. of Forcipated

Forcipated (a.) Like a pair of forceps; as, a forcipated mouth.

Forcipation (n.) Torture by pinching with forceps or pinchers.

Forcut (v. t.) To cut completely; to cut off.

Ford (v. i.) A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading.

Ford (v. i.) A stream; a current.

Forded (imp. & p. p.) of Ford

Fording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ford

Ford (v. t.) To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through.

Fordable (a.) Capable of being forded.

Fordless (a.) Without a ford.

Fordo (v. i.) To destroy; to undo; to ruin.

Fordo (v. i.) To overcome with fatigue; to exhaust.

Fordone (a.) Undone; ruined.

Fordrive (v. t.) To drive about; to drive here and there.

Fordrunken (a.) Utterly drunk; very drunk.

Fordry (a.) Entirely dry; withered.

Fordwine (v. i.) To dwindle away; to disappear.

Fore (v. i.) Journey; way; method of proceeding.

Fore (adv.) In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.

Fore (adv.) Formerly; previously; afore.

Fore (adv.) In or towards the bows of a ship.

Fore (adv.) Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.

Fore (n.) The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.

Fore (prep.) Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.

Foreadmonish (v. t.) To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event.

Foreadvise (v. t.) To advise or counsel before the time of action, or before the event.

Forealleged (imp. & p. p.) of Foreallege

Forealleging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreallege

Foreallege (v. t.) To allege or cite before.

Foreappoint (v. t.) To set, order, or appoint, beforehand.

Foreappointment (n.) Previous appointment; preordinantion.

Forearm (v. t.) To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.

Forearm (n.) That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.

Forebeam (n.) The breast beam of a loom.

Forebear (n.) An ancestor. See Forbear.

Foreboded (imp. & p. p.) of Forebode

Foreboding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forebode

Forebode (v. t.) To foretell.

Forebode (v. t.) To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.

Forebode (v. i.) To fortell; to presage; to augur.

Forebode (n.) Prognostication; presage.

Forebodement (n.) The act of foreboding; the thing foreboded.

Foreboder (n.) One who forebodes.

Foreboding (n.) Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.

Forebodingly (adv.) In a foreboding manner.

Forebrace (n.) A rope applied to the fore yardarm, to change the position of the foresail.

Forebrain (n.) The anterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the prosencephalon and thalamencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the prosencephalon only. See Brain.

Foreby (prep.) Near; hard by; along; past. See Forby.

Forecast (v. t.) To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.

Forecast (v. t.) To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.

Forecast (v. i.) To contrive or plan beforehand.

Forecast (n.) Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.

Forecast (n.) Foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation.

Forecaster (n.) One who forecast.

Forecastle (n.) A short upper deck forward, formerly raised like a castle, to command an enemy's decks.

Forecastle (n.) That part of the upper deck of a vessel forward of the foremast, or of the after part of the fore channels.

Forecastle (n.) In merchant vessels, the forward part of the vessel, under the deck, where the sailors live.

Forechosen (a.) Chosen beforehand.

Forecited (a.) Cited or quoted before or above.

Foreclosed (imp. & p. p.) of Foreclose

Foreclosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreclose

Foreclose (v. t.) To shut up or out; to preclude; to stop; to prevent; to bar; to exclude.

Foreclosure (n.) The act or process of foreclosing; a proceeding which bars or extinguishes a mortgager's right of redeeming a mortgaged estate.

Foreconceive (v. t.) To preconceive; to imagine beforehand.

Foredate (v. t.) To date before the true time; to antendate.

Foredeck (n.) The fore part of a deck, or of a ship.

Foredeem (v. t.) To recognize or judge in advance; to forebode.

Foredeem (v. i.) To know or discover beforehand; to foretell.

Foredesign (v. t.) To plan beforehand; to intend previously.

Foredetermine (v. t.) To determine or decree beforehand.

Foredispose (v. t.) To bestow beforehand.

Foredoom (v. t.) To doom beforehand; to predestinate.

Foredoom (n.) Doom or sentence decreed in advance.

Forefather (n.) One who precedes another in the line of genealogy in any degree, but usually in a remote degree; an ancestor.

Forefeel (v. t.) To feel beforehand; to have a presentiment of.

Forefence (n.) Defense in front.

Forefend (v. t.) To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent the approach of; to forbid or prohibit. See Forfend.

Forefinger (n.) The finger next to the thumb; the index.

Foreflow (v. t.) To flow before.

Forefoot (n.) One of the anterior feet of a quardruped or multiped; -- usually written fore foot.

Forefoot (n.) A piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.

Foreefront (n.) Foremost part or place.

Foregame (n.) A first game; first plan.

Foreganger (n.) A short rope grafted on a harpoon, to which a longer lin/ may be attached.

Foregather (v. i.) Same as Forgather.

Foregift (n.) A premium paid by / lessee when taking his lease.

Foregleam (n.) An antecedent or premonitory gleam; a dawning light.

Forewent 2 (imp.) of Forego

Foregone (p. p.) of Forego

Foregoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forego

Forego (v. t.) To quit; to relinquish; to leave.

Forego (v. t.) To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated.

Forego (v. i.) To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles.

Foregoer (n.) One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor' a progenitor.

Foregoer (n.) A purveyor of the king; -- so called, formerly, from going before to provide for his household.

Foregoer (n.) One who forbears to enjoy.

Foreground (n.) On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6.

Foreguess (v. t.) To conjecture.

Foregut (n.) The anterior part of the alimentary canal, from the mouth to the intestine, o/ to the entrance of the bile duct.

Forehand (n.) All that part of a horse which is before the rider.

Forehand (n.) The chief or most important part.

Forehand (n.) Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.

Forehand (a.) Done beforehand; anticipative.

Forehanded (a.) Early; timely; seasonable.

Forehanded (a.) Beforehand with one's needs, or having resources in advance of one's necessities; in easy circumstances; as, a forehanded farmer.

Forehanded (a.) Formed in the forehand or fore parts.

Forehead (n.) The front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow.

Forehead (n.) The aspect or countenance; assurance.

Forehead (n.) The front or fore part of anything.

Forehear (v. i. & t.) To hear beforehand.

Forehearth (n.) The forward extension of the hearth of a blast furnace under the tymp.

Forehend (v. t.) See Forhend.

Forehew (v. t.) To hew or cut in front.

Forehold (n.) The forward part of the hold of a ship.

Foreholding (n.) Ominous foreboding; superstitious prognostication.

Forehook (n.) A piece of timber placed across the stem, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook.

Foreign (a.) Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.

Foreign (a.) Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits.

Foreign (a.) Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; -- with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature.

Foreign (a.) Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.

Foreigner (n.) A person belonging to or owning allegiance to a foreign country; one not native in the country or jurisdiction under consideration, or not naturalized there; an alien; a stranger.

Foreignism (n.) Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.

Foreignness (n.) The quality of being foreign; remoteness; want of relation or appropriateness.

Forein (a.) Foreign.

Forejudge (v. t.) To judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and proof; to prejudge.

Forejudge (v. t.) To expel from court for some offense or misconduct, as an attorney or officer; to deprive or put out of a thing by the judgment of a court.

Forejudger (n.) A judgment by which one is deprived or put of a right or thing in question.

Forejudgment (n.) Prejudgment.

Foreknew (imp.) of Foreknow

Foreknown (p. p.) of Foreknow

Foreknowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreknow

Foreknow (v. t.) To have previous knowledge of; to know beforehand.

Foreknowa-ble (a.) That may be foreknown.

Foreknower (n.) One who foreknows.

Foreknowingly (adv.) With foreknowledge.

Foreknowledge (n.) Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience.

Forel (n.) A kind of parchment for book covers. See Forrill.

Forel (v. t.) To bind with a forel.

Foreland (n.) A promontory or cape; a headland; as, the North and South Foreland in Kent, England.

Foreland (n.) A piece of ground between the wall of a place and the moat.

Foreland (n.) That portion of the natural shore on the outside of the embankment which receives the stock of waves and deadens their force.

Forelay (v. t.) To lay down beforehand.

Forelay (v. t.) To waylay. See Forlay.

Foreleader (n.) One who leads others by his example; aguide.

Forelend (v. t.) See Forlend.

Forelet (v. t.) See Forlet.

Forelie (v. i.) To lie in front of.

Forelift (v. t.) To lift up in front.

Forelock (n.) The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head.

Forelock (n.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun.

Forelook (v. i.) To look beforehand or forward.

Foremen (pl. ) of Foreman

Foreman (n.) The first or chief man

Foreman (n.) The chief man of a jury, who acts as their speaker.

Foreman (n.) The chief of a set of hands employed in a shop, or on works of any kind, who superintends the rest; an overseer.

Foremast (n.) The mast nearest the bow.

Foremeant (a.) Intended beforehand; premeditated.

Forementioned (a.) Mentioned before; already cited; aforementioned.

Foremilk (n.) The milk secreted just before, or directly after, the birth of a child or of the young of an animal; colostrum.

Foremost (a.) First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.

Foremostly (adv.) In the foremost place or order; among the foremost.

Foremother (n.) A female ancestor.

Forename (n.) A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name.

Forename (v. t.) To name or mention before.

Forenamed (a.) Named before; aforenamed.

Forenenst (prep.) Over against; opposite to.

Fore-night (n.) The evening between twilight and bedtime.

Forenoon (n.) The early part of the day, from morning to meridian, or noon.

Forenotice (n.) Notice or information of an event before it happens; forewarning.

Forensal (a.) Forensic.

Forensic (a.) Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic eloquence or disputes.

Forensic (n.) An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis.

Forensical (a.) Forensic.

Foreordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint beforehand; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.

Foreordinate (v. t.) To foreordain.

Foreordination (n.) Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination.

Fore part (n.) Alt. of Forepart

Forepart (n.) The part most advanced, or first in time or in place; the beginning.

Forepast (a.) Bygone.

Forepossessed (a.) Holding or held formerly in possession.

Forepossessed (a.) Preoccupied; prepossessed; preengaged.

Foreprize (v. t.) To prize or rate beforehand.

Forepromised (a.) Promised beforehand; preengaged.

Forequoted (a.) Cited before; quoted in a foregoing part of the treatise or essay.

Foreran () imp. of Forerun.

Forerank (n.) The first rank; the front.

Forereach (v. t.) To advance or gain upon; -- said of a vessel that gains upon another when sailing closehauled.

Forereach (v. i.) To shoot ahead, especially when going in stays.

Foreread (v. t.) To tell beforehand; to signify by tokens; to predestine.

Forerecited (a.) Named or recited before.

Foreremembered (a.) Called to mind previously.

Foreright (a.) Ready; directly forward; going before.

Foreright (adv.) Right forward; onward.

Forerun (v. t.) To turn before; to precede; to be in advance of (something following).

Forerun (v. t.) To come before as an earnest of something to follow; to introduce as a harbinger; to announce.

Forerunner (n.) A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.

Forerunner (n.) A predecessor; an ancestor.

Forerunner (n.) A piece of rag terminating the log line.

Foresaid (a.) Mentioned before; aforesaid.

Foresail (n.) The sail bent to the foreyard of a square-rigged vessel, being the lowest sail on the foremast.

Foresail (n.) The gaff sail set on the foremast of a schooner.

Foresail (n.) The fore staysail of a sloop, being the triangular sail next forward of the mast.

Foresay (v. t.) To foretell.

Foresee (v. t.) To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.

Foresee (v. t.) To provide.

Foresee (v. i.) To have or exercise foresight.

Foreseen (p. p.) Provided; in case that; on condition that.

Foreseer (n.) One who foresees or foreknows.

Foreseize (v. t.) To seize beforehand.

Foreshadow (v. t.) To shadow or typi/y beforehand; to prefigure.

Foreshew (v. t.) See Foreshow.

Foreship (n.) The fore part of a ship.

Foreshorten (v. t.) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective.

Foreshorten (v. t.) Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.

Foreshortening (n.) Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.

Foreshot (n.) In distillation of low wines, the first portion of spirit that comes over, being a fluid abounding in fusel oil.

Foreshow (v. t.) To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.

Foreshower (n.) One who predicts.

Foreside (n.) The front side; the front; esp., a stretch of country fronting the sea.

Foreside (n.) The outside or external covering.

Foresight (n.) The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.

Foresight (n.) Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.

Foresight (n.) Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.

Foresight (n.) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.

Foresighted (a.) Sagacious; prudent; provident for the future.

Foresightful (a.) Foresighted.

Foresignify (v. t.) To signify beforehand; to foreshow; to typify.

Foreskin (n.) The fold of skin which covers the glans of the penis; the prepuce.

Foreskirt (n.) The front skirt of a garment, in distinction from the train.

Foreslack (v. t.) See Forslack.

Foresleeve (n.) The sleeve below the elbow.

Foreslow (v. t.) To make slow; to hinder; to obstruct. [Obs.] See Forslow, v. t.

Foreslow (v. i.) To loiter. [Obs.] See Forslow, v. i.

Forespeak (v. t.) See Forspeak.

Forespeak (v. t.) To foretell; to predict.

Forespeaking (n.) A prediction; also, a preface.

Forespeech (n.) A preface.

Forespent (a.) Already spent; gone by; past.

Forespent (a.) See Forspent.

Forespurrer (n.) One who rides before; a harbinger.

Forest (n.) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.

Forest (n.) A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

Forest (a.) Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.

Forest (v. t.) To cover with trees or wood.

Forestaff (n.) An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies, now superseded by the sextant; -- called also cross-staff.

Forestage (n.) A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.

Forestage (n.) A service paid by foresters to the king.

Forestal (a.) Of or pertaining to forests; as, forestal rights.

Forestalled (imp. & p. p.) of Forestall

Forestalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forestall

Forestall (v. t.) To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate.

Forestall (v. t.) To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance.

Forestall (v. t.) To deprive; -- with of.

Forestall (v. t.) To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market.

Forestaller (n.) One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market.

Forestay (n.) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.

Forester (n.) One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.

Forester (n.) An inhabitant of a forest.

Forester (n.) A forest tree.

Forester (n.) A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.

Forestick (n.) Front stick of a hearth fire.

Forestry (n.) The art of forming or of cultivating forests; the management of growing timber.

Foreswart (a.) Alt. of Foreswart

Foreswart (a.) See Forswat.

Foretaste (n.) A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation.

Foretaste (v. t.) To taste before full possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate.

Foretaste (v. t.) To taste before another.

Foretaster (n.) One who tastes beforehand, or before another.

Foreteach (v. t.) To teach beforehand.

Foretold (imp. & p. p.) of Foretell

Foretelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foretell

Foretell (v. t.) To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow.

Foretell (v. i.) To utter predictions.

Foreteller (n.) One who predicts.

Forethink (v. t.) To think beforehand; to anticipate in the mind; to prognosticate.

Forethink (v. t.) To contrive (something) beforehend.

Forethink (v. i.) To contrive beforehand.

Forethought (a.) Thought of, or planned, beforehand; aforethought; prepense; hence, deliberate.

Forethought (n.) A thinking or planning beforehand; prescience; premeditation; forecast; provident care.

Forethoughtful (a.) Having forethought.

Foretime (n.) The past; the time before the present.

Foretoken (n.) Prognostic; previous omen.

Foretokened (imp. & p. p.) of Foretoken

Foretokening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foretoken

Foretoken (v. t.) To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate.

Fore teeth (pl. ) of Fore tooth

Fore tooth () One of the teeth in the forepart of the mouth; an incisor.

Foretop (n.) The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse.

Foretop (n.) That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig.

Foretop (n.) The platform at the head of the foremast.

Fore-topgallant (a.) Designating the mast, sail, yard, etc., above the topmast; as, the fore-topgallant sail. See Sail.

Fore-topmast (n.) The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the head of which stands the fore-topgallant mast. See Ship.

Fore-topsail (n.) See Sail.

Forever (adv.) Through eternity; through endless ages, eternally.

Forever (adv.) At all times; always.

Forevouched (a.) Formerly vouched or avowed; affirmed in advance.

Foreward (n.) The van; the front.

Forewarned (imp. & p. p.) of Forewarn

Forewarning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forewarn

Forewarn (v. t.) To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance.

Forewaste (v. t.) See Forewaste.

Forewend (v. t.) To go before.

Forewish (v. t.) To wish beforehand.

Forewit (n.) A leader, or would-be leader, in matters of knowledge or taste.

Forewit (n.) Foresight; prudence.

Forewot (pres. indic. sing., 1st & 3d pers.) of Forewite

Forewost (2d person) of Forewite

Forewiten (pl.) of Forewite

Forewiste (imp. sing.) of Forewite

Forewisten (pl.) of Forewite

Forewiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forewite

Forewite (v. t.) To foreknow.

Forewomen (pl. ) of Forewoman

Forewoman (n.) A woman who is chief; a woman who has charge of the work or workers in a shop or other place; a head woman.

Foreword (n.) A preface.

Foreworn (a.) Worn out; wasted; used up.

Forewot () pres. indic., 1st & 3d pers. sing. of Forewite.

Foreyard (n.) The lowermost yard on the foremast.

Forfalture (n.) Forfeiture.

Forfeit (n.) Injury; wrong; mischief.

Forfeit (n.) A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.

Forfeit (n.) Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.

Forfeit (n.) Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.

Forfeited (imp. & p. p.) of Forfeit

Forfeiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forfeit

Forfeit (n.) To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited.

Forfeit (v. i.) To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.

Forfeit (v. i.) To fail to keep an obligation.

Forfeit (p. p. / a.) In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.

Fourfeitable (a.) Liable to be forfeited; subject to forfeiture.

Forfeiter (n.) One who incurs a penalty of forfeiture.

Forfeiture (n.) The act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act.

Forfeiture (n.) That which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct.

Forfend (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.

Forfered (p. p. & a.) Excessively alarmed; in great fear.

Forfete (v. i.) To incur a penalty; to transgress.

Forfex (n.) A pair of shears.

Forficate (a.) Deeply forked, as the tail of certain birds.

Forficula (n.) A genus of insects including the earwigs. See Earwig, 1.

Forgather (v. i.) To convene; to gossip; to meet accidentally.

Forgave () imp. of Forgive.

Forge (n.) A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.

Forge (n.) The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.

Forge (n.) The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies.

Forged (imp. & p. p.) of Forge

Forging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forge

Forge (n.) To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.

Forge (n.) To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.

Forge (n.) To coin.

Forge (n.) To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.

Forge (v. t.) To commit forgery.

Forge (v. t.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.

Forge (v. t.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

Forgemen (pl. ) of Forgeman

Forgeman (n.) A skilled smith, who has a hammerer to assist him.

Forger (n. & v. t.) One who forges, makes, of forms; a fabricator; a falsifier.

Forger (n. & v. t.) Especially: One guilty of forgery; one who makes or issues a counterfeit document.

Forgeries (pl. ) of Forgery

Forgery (n.) The act of forging metal into shape.

Forgery (n.) The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp., the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another; the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud; as, the forgery of a bond.

Forgery (n.) That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised, or counterfeited.

Forgot (imp.) of Forget

Forgat () of Forget

Forgotten (p. p.) of Forget

Forgot () of Forget

Forgetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forget

Forget (v. t.) To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing.

Forget (v. t.) To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.

Forgetful (a.) Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.

Forgetful (a.) Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.

Forgetful (a.) Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious.

Forgetfully (adv.) In a forgetful manner.

Forgetfulness (n.) The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.

Forgetfulness (n.) Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.

Forgetfulness (n.) Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty.

Forgetive (a.) Inventive; productive; capable.

Forget-me-not (n.) A small herb, of the genus Myosotis (M. palustris, incespitosa, etc.), bearing a beautiful blue flower, and extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.

Forgettable (a.) Liable to be, or that may be, forgotten.

Forgetter (n.) One who forgets; a heedless person.

Forgettingly (adv.) By forgetting.

Forging (n.) The act of shaping metal by hammering or pressing.

Forging (n.) The act of counterfeiting.

Forging (n.) A piece of forged work in metal; -- a general name for a piece of hammered iron or steel.

Forgivable (a.) Capable of being forgiven; pardonable; venial.

Forgave (imp.) of Forgive

Forgiven (p. p.) of Forgive

Forgiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forgive

Forgive (v. t.) To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign.

Forgive (v. t.) To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven.

Forgive (v. t.) To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending.

Forgiveness (n.) The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries.

Forgiveness (n.) Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.

Forgiver (n.) One who forgives.

Forgiving (a.) Disposed to forgive; inclined to overlook offenses; mild; merciful; compassionate; placable; as, a forgiving temper.

Forwent (imp.) of Forgo

Forgone (p. p.) of Forgo

Forgoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forgo

Forgo (v. i.) To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego.

Forgot () imp. & p. p. of Forget.

Forgotten () p. p. of Forget.

Forhall (v. t.) To harass; to torment; to distress.

Forhend (v. t.) To seize upon.

Forinsecal (a.) Foreign; alien.

Forisfamiliated (imp. & p. p.) of Forisfamiliate

Forisfamiliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forisfamiliate

Forisfamiliate (v. t.) Literally, to put out of a family; hence, to portion off, so as to exclude further claim of inheritance; to emancipate (as a with his own consent) from paternal authority.

Forisfamiliate (v. i.) To renounce a legal title to a further share of paternal inheritance.

Forisfamiliation (n.) The act of forisfamiliating.

Fork (n.) An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; -- used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.

Fork (n.) Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.

Fork (n.) One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.

Fork (n.) The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.

Fork (n.) The gibbet.

Forked (imp. & p. p.) of Fork

Forking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fork

Fork (v. i.) To shoot into blades, as corn.

Fork (v. i.) To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.

Fork (v. t.) To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.

Forkbeard (n.) A European fish (Raniceps raninus), having a large flat head; -- also called tadpole fish, and lesser forked beard.

Forkbeard (n.) The European forked hake or hake's-dame (Phycis blennoides); -- also called great forked beard.

Forked (a.) Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting.

Forked (a.) Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal.

Forkerve (v. t.) See Forcarve, v. t.

Forkiness (n.) The quality or state or dividing in a forklike manner.

Forkless (a.) Having no fork.

Forktail (n.) One of several Asiatic and East Indian passerine birds, belonging to Enucurus, and allied genera. The tail is deeply forking.

Forktail (n.) A salmon in its fourth year's growth.

Fork-tailed (a.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-tailed; -- said of many birds.

Forky (a.) Opening into two or more parts or shoots; forked; furcated.

Forlaft () p. p. of Forleave.

Forlay (v. t.) To lie in wait for; to ambush.

Forleave (v. t.) To leave off wholly.

Forlend (v. t.) To give up wholly.

Forlore (p. p.) of Forlese

Forlorn () of Forlese

Forlese (v. t.) To lose utterly.

Forlet (v. t.) To give up; to leave; to abandon.

Forlie (v. i.) See Forelie.

Forlore () imp. pl. & p. p. of Forlese.

Forlorn (v. t.) Deserted; abandoned; lost.

Forlorn (v. t.) Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.

Forlorn (n.) A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.

Forlorn (n.) A forlorn hope; a vanguard.

Forlornly (adv.) In a forlorn manner.

Forlornness (n.) State of being forlorn.

Forlye (v. i.) Same as Forlie.

form (n.) A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

Form (n.) The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.

Form (n.) Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.

Form (n.) Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.

Form (n.) Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.

Form (n.) Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty.

Form (n.) A shape; an image; a phantom.

Form (n.) That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.

Form (n.) A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.

Form (n.) The seat or bed of a hare.

Form (n.) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.

Form (n.) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.

Form (n.) The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.

Form (n.) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.

Form (n.) That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.

Form (n.) Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.

Form (n.) The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.

Formed (imp. & p. p.) of Form

Forming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Form

Form (n.) To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

Form (n.) To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train.

Form (n.) To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

Form (n.) To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.

Form (n.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.

Form (v. i.) To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

Form (v. i.) To run to a form, as a hare.

Formal (n.) See Methylal.

Formal (a.) Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing.

Formal (a.) Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing it; having the power of making a thing what it is; constituent; essential; pertaining to or depending on the forms, so called, of the human intellect.

Formal (a.) Done in due form, or with solemnity; according to regular method; not incidental, sudden or irregular; express; as, he gave his formal consent.

Formal (a.) Devoted to, or done in accordance with, forms or rules; punctilious; regular; orderly; methodical; of a prescribed form; exact; prim; stiff; ceremonious; as, a man formal in his dress, his gait, his conversation.

Formal (a.) Having the form or appearance without the substance or essence; external; as, formal duty; formal worship; formal courtesy, etc.

Formal (a.) Dependent in form; conventional.

Formal (a.) Sound; normal.

Formaldehyde (n.) A colorless, volatile liquid, H2CO, resembling acetic or ethyl aldehyde, and chemically intermediate between methyl alcohol and formic acid.

Formalism (n.) The practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to, or dependence on, external forms, esp. in matters of religion.

Formalist (n.) One overattentive to forms, or too much confined to them; esp., one who rests in external religious forms, or observes strictly the outward forms of worship, without possessing the life and spirit of religion.

Formalities (pl. ) of Formality

Formality (n.) The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc.

Formality (n.) Form without substance.

Formality (n.) Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality.

Formality (n.) An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode.

Formality (n.) The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal.

Formality (n.) That which is formal; the formal part.

Formality (n.) The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence.

Formality (n.) The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities.

Formalized (imp. & p. p.) of Formalize

Formalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Formalize

Formalize (v. t.) To give form, or a certain form, to; to model.

Formalize (v. t.) To render formal.

Formalize (v. i.) To affect formality.

Formally (adv.) In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.

Formate (n.) A salt of formic acid.

Formation (n.) The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.

Formation (n.) The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.

Formation (n.) A substance formed or deposited.

Formation (n.) Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.

Formation (n.) A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation.

Formation (n.) The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.

Formative (a.) Giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts.

Formative (a.) Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.

Formative (a.) Capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter.

Formative (n.) That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.

Formative (n.) A word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root.

Forme (a.) Same as Pate or Patte.

Forme (a.) First.

Formed (a.) Arranged, as stars in a constellation; as, formed stars.

Formed (a.) Having structure; capable of growth and development; organized; as, the formed or organized ferments. See Ferment, n.

Formedon (n.) A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.

Formell (n.) The female of a hawk or falcon.

Former (n.) One who forms; a maker; a creator.

Former (n.) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.

Former (n.) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.

Former (n.) A cutting die.

Former (a.) Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.

Former (a.) Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.

Former (a.) Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.

Formeret (n.) One of the half ribs against the walls in a ceiling vaulted with ribs.

Formerly (adv.) In time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore.

Formful (a.) Creative; imaginative.

Formic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ants; as, formic acid; in an extended sense, pertaining to, or derived from, formic acid; as, formic ether.

Formica (n.) A Linnaean genus of hymenopterous insects, including the common ants. See Ant.

Formicaroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the family Formicaridae or ant thrushes.

Formicary (n.) The nest or dwelling of a swarm of ants; an ant-hill.

Formicate (a.) Resembling, or pertaining to, an ant or ants.

Formication (n.) A sensation resembling that made by the creeping of ants on the skin.

Formicid (a.) Pertaining to the ants.

Formicid (n.) One of the family Formicidae, or ants.

Formidability (n.) Formidableness.

Formidable (a.) Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.

Formidableness (n.) The quality of being formidable, or adapted to excite dread.

Formidably (adv.) In a formidable manner.

Formidolose (a.) Very much afraid.

Forming (n.) The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as, in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped timbers.

Formless (a.) Shapeless; without a determinate form; wanting regularity of shape.

Formulas (pl. ) of Formula

Formulae (pl. ) of Formula

Formula (n.) A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.

Formula (n.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.

Formula (n.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.

Formula (n.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.

Formula (n.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.

Formularistic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, formularization.

Formularization (n.) The act of formularizing; a formularized or formulated statement or exhibition.

Formularize (v. t.) To reduce to a forula; to formulate.

Formulary (a.) Stated; prescribed; ritual.

Formularies (pl. ) of Formulary

Formulary (n.) A book containing stated and prescribed forms, as of oaths, declarations, prayers, medical formulaae, etc.; a book of precedents.

Formulary (n.) Prescribed form or model; formula.

Formulated (imp. & p. p.) of Formulate

Formulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Formulate

Formulate (v. t.) To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.

Formulation (n.) The act, process, or result of formulating or reducing to a formula.

Formule (n.) A set or prescribed model; a formula.

Formulization (n.) The act or process of reducing to a formula; the state of being formulized.

Formulized (imp. & p. p.) of Formulize

Formulizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Formulize

Formulize (v. t.) To reduce to a formula; to formulate.

Formyl (n.) A univalent radical, H.C:O, regarded as the essential residue of formic acid and aldehyde.

Formyl (n.) Formerly, the radical methyl, CH3.

Forncast (p. p.) Predestined.

Fornical (a.) Relating to a fornix.

Fornicate (a.) Alt. of Fornicated

Fornicated (a.) Vaulted like an oven or furnace; arched.

Fornicated (a.) Arching over; overarched.

Fornicate (v. i.) To commit fornication; to have unlawful sexual intercourse.

Fornication (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to adultery.

Fornication (n.) Adultery.

Fornication (n.) Incest.

Fornication (n.) Idolatry.

Fornicator (n.) An unmarried person, male or female, who has criminal intercourse with the other sex; one guilty of fornication.

Fornicatress (n.) A woman guilty of fornication.

Fornices (pl. ) of Fornix

Fornix (n.) An arch or fold; as, the fornix, or vault, of the cranium; the fornix, or reflection, of the conjuctiva.

Fornix (n.) Esp., two longitudinal bands of white nervous tissue beneath the lateral ventricles of the brain.

Forold (a.) Very old.

Forpass (v. t. & i.) To pass by or along; to pass over.

Forpine (v. t.) To waste away completely by suffering or torment.

Forray (v. t.) To foray; to ravage; to pillage.

Forray (n.) The act of ravaging; a ravaging; a predatory excursion. See Foray.

Forrill (n.) Lambskin parchment; vellum; forel.

Forsook (imp.) of Forsake

Forsaken (p. p.) of Forsake

Forsaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forsake

Forsake (v. t.) To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.

Forsake (v. t.) To renounce; to reject; to refuse.

Forsaker (n.) One who forsakes or deserts.

Forsay (v. t.) To forbid; to renounce; to forsake; to deny.

Forshape (v. t.) To render misshapen.

Forslack (v. t.) To neglect by idleness; to delay or to waste by sloth.

Forslouthe (v. t.) To lose by sloth or negligence