Words whose second letter is Q

Aqua (n.) Water; -- a word much used in pharmacy and the old chemistry, in various signification, determined by the word or words annexed.

Aqua fortis () Nitric acid.

Aquamarine (n.) A transparent, pale green variety of beryl, used as a gem. See Beryl.

Aquapuncture (n.) The introduction of water subcutaneously for the relief of pain.

Aquarelle (n.) A design or painting in thin transparent water colors; also, the mode of painting in such colors.

Aquarellist (n.) A painter in thin transparent water colors.

Aquarial (a.) Alt. of Aquarian

Aquarian (a.) Of or pertaining to an aquarium.

Aquarian (n.) One of a sect of Christian in the primitive church who used water instead of wine in the Lord's Supper.

Aquariums (pl. ) of Aquarium

Aquaria (pl. ) of Aquarium

Aquarium (n.) An artificial pond, or a globe or tank (usually with glass sides), in which living specimens of aquatic animals or plants are kept.

Aquarius (n.) The Water-bearer; the eleventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of January; -- so called from the rains which prevail at that season in Italy and the East.

Aquarius (n.) A constellation south of Pegasus.

Aquatic (a.) Pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters; as, aquatic plants and fowls.

Aquatic (n.) An aquatic animal or plant.

Aquatic (n.) Sports or exercises practiced in or on the water.

Aquatical (a.) Aquatic.

Aquatile (a.) Inhabiting the water.

Aquatint (n.) Alt. of Aquatinta

Aquatinta (n.) A kind of etching in which spaces are bitten by the use of aqua fortis, by which an effect is produced resembling a drawing in water colors or India ink; also, the engraving produced by this method.

Aqueduct (n.) A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for supplying large cities with water.

Aqueduct (n.) A canal or passage; as, the aqueduct of Sylvius, a channel connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain.

Aqueity (n.) Wateriness.

Aqueous (a.) Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery.

Aqueous (a.) Made from, or by means of, water.

Aqueousness (n.) Wateriness.

Aquiferous (a.) Consisting or conveying water or a watery fluid; as, aquiferous vessels; the aquiferous system.

Aquiform (a.) Having the form of water.

Aquilae (pl. ) of Aquila

Aquila (n.) A genus of eagles.

Aquila (n.) A northern constellation southerly from Lyra and Cygnus and preceding the Dolphin; the Eagle.

Aquilated (a.) Adorned with eagles' heads.

Aquiline (a.) Belonging to or like an eagle.

Aquiline (a.) Curving; hooked; prominent, like the beak of an eagle; -- applied particularly to the nose

Aquilon (n.) The north wind.

Aquiparous (a.) Secreting water; -- applied to certain glands.

Aquitanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aquitania, now called Gascony.

Aquose (a.) Watery; aqueous.

Aquosity (n.) The condition of being wet or watery; wateriness.

Equability (n.) The quality or condition of being equable; evenness or uniformity; as, equability of temperature; the equability of the mind.

Equable (a.) Equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; -- said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth; as, an equable plain or globe.

Equable (a.) Uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; -- said of the feelings or temper.

Equableness (n.) Quality or state of being equable.

Equably (adv.) In an equable manner.

Equal (a.) Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.

Equal (a.) Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.

Equal (a.) Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.

Equal (a.) Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.

Equal (a.) Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.

Equal (a.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; -- opposed to mixed.

Equal (a.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.

Equal (n.) One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."

Equal (n.) State of being equal; equality.

Equaled (imp. & p. p.) of Equal

Equalled () of Equal

Equaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equal

Equalling () of Equal

Equal (v. t.) To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen/urate with.

Equal (v. t.) To make equal return to; to recompense fully.

Equal (v. t.) To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.

Equalitarian (n.) One who believes in equalizing the condition of men; a leveler.

Equalities (pl. ) of Equality

Equality (n.) The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights.

Equality (n.) Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.

Equality (n.) Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.

Equality (n.) Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does.

Equalization (n.) The act of equalizing, or state of being equalized.

Equalized (imp. & p. p.) of Equalize

Equalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equalize

Equalize (v. t.) To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared; as, to equalize accounts, burdens, or taxes.

Equalize (v. t.) To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.

Equalize (v. t.) To be equal to; equal; to match.

Equalizer (n.) One who, or that which, equalizes anything.

Equally (adv.) In an equal manner or degree in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; without difference; alike; evenly; justly; as, equally taxed, furnished, etc.

Equalness (n.) Equality; evenness.

Equangular (a.) Having equal angles; equiangular.

Equanimity (n.) Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity.

Equanimous (a.) Of an even, composed frame of mind; of a steady temper; not easily elated or depressed.

Equant (n.) A circle around whose circumference a planet or the center of ann epicycle was conceived to move uniformly; -- called also eccentric equator.

Equated (imp. & p. p.) of Equate

Equating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equate

Equate (v. t.) To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances.

Equation (n.) A making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium.

Equation (n.) An expression of the condition of equality between two algebraic quantities or sets of quantities, the sign = being placed between them; as, a binomial equation; a quadratic equation; an algebraic equation; a transcendental equation; an exponential equation; a logarithmic equation; a differential equation, etc.

Equation (n.) A quantity to be applied in computing the mean place or other element of a celestial body; that is, any one of the several quantities to be added to, or taken from, its position as calculated on the hypothesis of a mean uniform motion, in order to find its true position as resulting from its actual and unequal motion.

Equator (n.) The imaginary great circle on the earth's surface, everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and dividing the earth's surface into two hemispheres.

Equator (n.) The great circle of the celestial sphere, coincident with the plane of the earth's equator; -- so called because when the sun is in it, the days and nights are of equal length; hence called also the equinoctial, and on maps, globes, etc., the equinoctial line.

Equatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the equator; as, equatorial climates; also, pertaining to an equatorial instrument.

Equatorial (n.) An instrument consisting of a telescope so mounted as to have two axes of motion at right angles to each other, one of them parallel to the axis of the earth, and each carrying a graduated circle, the one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or the hour angle, so that the telescope may be directed, even in the daytime, to any star or other object whose right ascension and declination are known. The motion in right ascension is sometimes communicated by clockwork, so as to keep the object constantly in the field of the telescope. Called also an equatorial telescope.

Equatorially (adv.) So as to have motion or direction parallel to the equator.

Equerries (pl. ) of Equerry

Equerry (n.) A large stable or lodge for horses.

Equerry (n.) An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses.

Equery (n.) Same as Equerry.

Equestrian (a.) Of or pertaining to horses or horsemen, or to horsemanship; as, equestrian feats, or games.

Equestrian (a.) Being or riding on horseback; mounted; as, an equestrian statue.

Equestrian (a.) Belonging to, or composed of, the ancient Roman equities or knights; as, the equestrian order.

Equestrian (n.) One who rides on horseback; a horseman; a rider.

Equestrianism (n.) The art of riding on horseback; performance on horseback; horsemanship; as, feats equestrianism.

Equestrienne (n.) A woman skilled in equestrianism; a horsewoman.

Equi- () A prefix, meaning equally; as, equidistant; equiangular.

Equiangled (a.) Equiangular.

Equiangular (a.) Having equal angles; as, an equiangular figure; a square is equiangular.

Equibalance (n.) Equal weight; equiponderance.

Equibalanced (imp. & p. p.) of Equibalance

Equibalancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equibalance

Equibalance (v. t.) To make of equal weight; to balance equally; to counterbalance; to equiponderate.

Equicrescent (a.) Increasing by equal increments; as, an equicrescent variable.

Equicrural (a.) Having equal legs or sides; isosceles.

Equicrure (a.) Equicrural.

Equidifferent (a.) Having equal differences; as, the terms of arithmetical progression are equidifferent.

Equidistance (n.) Equal distance.

Equidistant (a.) Being at an equal distance from the same point or thing.

Equidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to the time of equal day and night; -- applied to the equinoctial line.

Equiform (a.) Having the same form; uniform.

Equilateral (a.) Having all the sides equal; as, an equilateral triangle; an equilateral polygon.

Equilateral (n.) A side exactly corresponding, or equal, to others; also, a figure of equal sides.

Equilibrated (imp. & p. p.) of Equilibrate

Equilibrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equilibrate

Equilibrate (v. t.) To balance two scales, sides, or ends; to keep even with equal weight on each side; to keep in equipoise.

Equilibration (n.) Act of keeping a balance, or state of being balanced; equipoise.

Equilibration (n.) The process by which animal and vegetable organisms preserve a physiological balance.

Equilibrious (a.) Evenly poised; balanced.

Equilibrist (n.) One who balances himself in unnatural positions and hazardous movements; a balancer.

Equilibrity (n.) The state of being balanced; equality of weight.

Equilibriums (pl. ) of Equilibrium

Equilibria (pl. ) of Equilibrium

Equilibrium (n.) Equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more forces.

Equilibrium (n.) A level position; a just poise or balance in respect to an object, so that it remains firm; equipoise; as, to preserve the equilibrium of the body.

Equilibrium (n.) A balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with consequent indecision and doubt.

Equimomental (a.) Having equal moments of inertia.

Equimultiple (a.) Multiplied by the same number or quantity.

Equimultiple (n.) One of the products arising from the multiplication of two or more quantities by the same number or quantity. Thus, seven times 2, or 14, and seven times 4, or 28, are equimultiples of 2 and 4.

Equinal (a.) See Equine.

Equine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a horse.

Equinia (n.) Glanders.

Equinoctial (a.) Pertaining to an equinox, or the equinoxes, or to the time of equal day and night; as, the equinoctial line.

Equinoctial (a.) Pertaining to the regions or climate of the equinoctial line or equator; in or near that line; as, equinoctial heat; an equinoctial sun.

Equinoctial (a.) Pertaining to the time when the sun enters the equinoctial points; as, an equinoctial gale or storm, that is, one happening at or near the time of the equinox, in any part of the world.

Equinoctial (n.) The equinoctial line.

Equinoctially (adv.) Towards the equinox.

Equinox (n.) The time when the sun enters one of the equinoctial points, that is, about March 21 and September 22. See Autumnal equinox, Vernal equinox, under Autumnal and Vernal.

Equinox (n.) Equinoctial wind or storm.

Equinumerant (a.) Equal as to number.

Equipped (imp. & p. p.) of Equip

Equipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equip

Equip (v. t.) To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships and of troops.

Equip (v. t.) To dress up; to array; accouter.

Equipage (n.) Furniture or outfit, whether useful or ornamental; especially, the furniture and supplies of a vessel, fitting her for a voyage or for warlike purposes, or the furniture and necessaries of an army, a body of troops, or a single soldier, including whatever is necessary for efficient service; equipments; accouterments; habiliments; attire.

Equipage (n.) Retinue; train; suite.

Equipage (n.) A carriage of state or of pleasure with all that accompanies it, as horses, liveried servants, etc., a showy turn-out.

Equipaged (a.) Furnished with equipage.

Equiparable (a.) Comparable.

Equiparate (v. t.) To compare.

Equipedal (a.) Equal-footed; having the pairs of feet equal.

Equipendency (n.) The act or condition of hanging in equipoise; not inclined or determined either way.

Equipensate (v. t.) To weigh equally; to esteem alike.

Equipment (n.) The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

Equipment (n.) Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc. ; for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval equipments; laboratory equipments.

Equipoise (n.) Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced, and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; -- said of moral, political, or social interests or forces.

Equipoise (n.) Counterpoise.

Equipollence (n.) Alt. of Equipollency

Equipollency (n.) Equality of power, force, signification, or application.

Equipollency (n.) Sameness of signification of two or more propositions which differ in language.

Equipollent (a.) Having equal power or force; equivalent.

Equipollent (a.) Having equivalent signification and reach; expressing the same thing, but differently.

Equipollently (adv.) With equal power.

Equiponderance (n.) Alt. of Equiponderancy

Equiponderancy (n.) Equality of weight; equipoise.

Equiponderant (a.) Being of the same weight.

Equiponderate (v. i.) To be equal in weight; to weigh as much as another thing.

Equiponderate (v. t.) To make equal in weight; to counterbalance.

Equiponderous (a.) Having equal weight.

Equipondious (a.) Of equal weight on both sides; balanced.

Equipotential (a.) Having the same potential.

Equiradical (a.) Equally radical.

Equirotal (a.) Having wheels of the same size or diameter; having equal rotation.

Equisetaceous (a.) Belonging to the Equisetaceae, or Horsetail family.

Equisetiform (a.) Having the form of the equisetum.

Equiseta (pl. ) of Equisetum

Equisetum (n.) A genus of vascular, cryptogamic, herbaceous plants; -- also called horsetails.

Equisonance (n.) An equal sounding; the consonance of the unison and its octaves.

Equisonant (a.) Of the same or like sound.

Equitable (a.) Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as an equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an estate; equitable men.

Equitable (a.) That can be sustained or made available or effective in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity jurisprudence; as, an equitable estate; equitable assets, assignment, mortgage, etc.

Equitableness (n.) The quality of being equitable, just, or impartial; as, the equitableness of a judge, a decision, or distribution of property.

Equitably (adv.) In an equitable manner; justly; as, the laws should be equitably administered.

Equitancy (n.) Horsemanship.

Equitant (a.) Mounted on, or sitting upon, a horse; riding on horseback.

Equitant (a.) Overlapping each other; -- said of leaves whose bases are folded so as to overlap and bestride the leaves within or above them, as in the iris.

Equitation (n.) A riding, or the act of riding, on horseback; horsemanship.

Equitemporaneous (a.) Contemporaneous.

Equites (n. pl) An order of knights holding a middle place between the senate and the commonalty; members of the Roman equestrian order.

Equities (pl. ) of Equity

Equity (n.) Equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to man; fairness in determination of conflicting claims; impartiality.

Equity (n.) An equitable claim; an equity of redemption; as, an equity to a settlement, or wife's equity, etc.

Equity (n.) A system of jurisprudence, supplemental to law, properly so called, and complemental of it.

Equivalence (n.) The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.

Equivalence (n.) Equal power or force; equivalent amount.

Equivalence (n.) The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency. See Valence.

Equivalence (n.) The degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. See Equivalent, n., 2.

Equivalence (v. t.) To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.

Equivalency (n.) Same as Equivalence.

Equivalent (a.) Equal in wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.

Equivalent (a.) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.

Equivalent (a.) Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.

Equivalent (n.) Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.

Equivalent (n.) That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.

Equivalent (n.) A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.

Equivalent (v. t.) To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.

Equivalently (adv.) In an equal manner.

Equivalue (v. t.) To put an equal value upon; to put (something) on a par with another thing.

Equivalve (a.) Alt. of Equivalved

Equivalved (a.) Having the valves equal in size and from, as in most bivalve shells.

Equivalvular (a.) Same as Equivalve or Equivalved.

Equivocacy (n.) Equivocalness.

Equivocal (a.) (Literally, called equally one thing or the other; hence:) Having two significations equally applicable; capable of double interpretation; of doubtful meaning; ambiguous; uncertain; as, equivocal words; an equivocal sentence.

Equivocal (a.) Capable of being ascribed to different motives, or of signifying opposite feelings, purposes, or characters; deserving to be suspected; as, his actions are equivocal.

Equivocal (a.) Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful.

Equivocal (n.) A word or expression capable of different meanings; an ambiguous term; an equivoque.

Equivocally (adv.) In an equivocal manner.

Equivocalness (n.) The state of being equivocal.

Equivocated (imp. & p. p.) of Equivocate

Equivocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equivocate

Equivocate (a.) To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.

Equivocate (v. t.) To render equivocal or ambiguous.

Equivocation (n.) The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead.

Equivocator (n.) One who equivocates.

Equivocatory (a.) Indicating, or characterized by, equivocation.

Equivoque (n.) Alt. of Equivoke

Equivoke (n.) An ambiguous term; a word susceptible of different significations.

Equivoke (n.) An equivocation; a guibble.

Equivorous (a.) Feeding on horseflesh; as, equivorous Tartars.

Equus (n.) A genus of mammals, including the horse, ass, etc.

Squab (a.) Fat; thick; plump; bulky.

Squab (a.) Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab pigeon.

Squab (n.) A neatling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.

Squab (n.) A person of a short, fat figure.

Squab (n.) A thickly stuffed cushion; especially, one used for the seat of a sofa, couch, or chair; also, a sofa.

Squab (adv.) With a heavy fall; plump.

Squab (v. i.) To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.

Squabash (v. t.) To crush; to quash; to squash.

Squabbish (a.) Thick; fat; heavy.

Squabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Squabble

Squabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squabble

Squabble (v. i.) To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.

Squabble (v. i.) To debate peevishly; to dispute.

Squabble (v. t.) To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are mixed and need careful readjustment; -- said of type that has been set up.

Squabble (n.) A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.

Squabbler (n.) One who squabbles; a contentious person; a brawler.

Squabby (a.) Short and thick; suqabbish.

Squab-chick (n.) A young chicken before it is fully fledged.

Squaccos (pl. ) of Squacco

Squacco (n.) A heron (Ardea comata) found in Asia, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe.

Squad (n.) A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes.

Squad (n.) Hence, any small party.

Squad (n.) Sloppy mud.

Squadron (n.) Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.

Squadron (n.) A body of cavarly comparising two companies or troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men.

Squadron (n.) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.

Squadroned (a.) Formed into squadrons, or squares.

Squail (v. i.) To throw sticls at cocks; to throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly.

Squaimous (a.) Squeamish.

Squali (n. pl.) The suborder of elasmobranch fishes which comprises the sharks.

Squalid (a.) Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty.

Squalidity (n.) The quality or state of being squalid; foulness; filthiness.

Squalidly (adv.) In a squalid manner.

Squalidness (n.) Quality or state of being squalid.

Squall (n.) A sudden violent gust of wind often attended with rain or snow.

Squalled (imp. & p. p.) of Squall

Squalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squall

Squall (v. i.) To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant squalled.

Squall (n.) A loud scream; a harsh cry.

Squaller (n.) One who squalls; a screamer.

Squally (a.) Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and violent gusts of wind; gusty; as, squally weather.

Squally (a.) Interrupted by unproductive spots; -- said of a flied of turnips or grain.

Squally (a.) Not equally good throughout; not uniform; uneven; faulty; -- said of cloth.

Squalodon (n.) A genus of fossil whales belonging to the Phocodontia; -- so called because their are serrated, like a shark's.

Squalodont (a.) Pertaining to Squalodon.

Squaloid (a.) Like or pertaining to a shark or sharks.

Squalor (n.) Squalidness; foulness; filthness; squalidity.

Squamae (pl. ) of Squama

Squama (n.) A scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred consisting of epithelium.

Squamaceous (a.) Squamose.

Squamata (n. pl.) A division of edentates having the body covered with large, imbricated horny scales. It includes the pangolins.

Squamate (a.) Alt. of Squamated

Squamated (a.) Same as Squamose.

Squamduck () The American eider duck.

Squame (n.) A scale.

Squame (n.) The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean.

Squamellae (pl. ) of Squamella

Squamella (n.) A diminutive scale or bractlet, such as those found on the receptacle in many composite plants; a palea.

Squamellate (a.) Furnished or covered with little scales; squamulose.

Squamiform (a.) Having the shape of a scale.

Squamigerous (a.) Bearing scales.

Squamipennes (pl. ) of Squamipen

Squamipen (n.) Any one of a group of fishes having the dorsal and anal fins partially covered with scales.

Squamoid (a.) Resembling a scale; also, covered with scales; scaly.

Squamosal (a.) Scalelike; squamous; as, the squamosal bone.

Squamosal (a.) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone.

Squamosal (n.) The squamous part of the temporal bone, or a bone correspondending to it, under Temporal.

Squamose () Alt. of Squamous

Squamous () Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; as, the squamose cones of the pine; squamous epithelial cells; the squamous portion of the temporal bone, which is so called from a fancied resemblance to a scale.

Squamous () Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal.

Squamozygomatic (a.) Of or pertaining to both the squamosal and zygomatic bones; -- applied to a bone, or a center of ossification, in some fetal skulls.

Squamozygomatic (n.) A squamozygomatic bone.

Squamulae (pl. ) of Squamula

Squamula (n.) One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule.

Squamulate (a.) Same as Squamulose.

Squamule (n.) Same as Squamula.

Squamulose (a.) Having little scales; squamellate; squamulate.

Squandered (imp. & p. p.) of Squander

Squandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squander

Squander (v. t.) To scatter; to disperse.

Squander (v. t.) To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.

Squander (v. i.) To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.

Squander (v. i.) To wander at random; to scatter.

Squander (n.) The act of squandering; waste.

Squanderer (n.) One who squanders.

Squanderingly (adv.) In a squandering manner.

Square (n.) The corner, or angle, of a figure.

Square (n.) A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.

Square (n.) Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so

Square (n.) A square piece or fragment.

Square (n.) A pane of glass.

Square (n.) A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.

Square (n.) One hundred superficial feet.

Square (n.) An area of four sides, generally with houses on each side; sometimes, a solid block of houses; also, an open place or area for public use, as at the meeting or intersection of two or more streets.

Square (n.) An instrument having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work. It is of several forms, as the T square, the carpenter's square, the try-square., etc.

Square (n.) Hence, a pattern or rule.

Square (n.) The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 / 8 = 64; the square of a + b is a2 + 2ab + b2.

Square (n.) Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.

Square (n.) A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.

Square (n.) Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.

Square (n.) The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.

Square (n.) The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.

Square (n.) The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.

Square (a.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.

Square (a.) Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.

Square (a.) Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame.

Square (a.) Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.

Square (a.) Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.

Square (a.) Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.

Square (a.) Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.

Square (a.) At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced.

Squared (imp. & p. p.) of Square

Squaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Square

Square (n.) To form with four sides and four right angles.

Square (n.) To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work.

Square (n.) To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.

Square (n.) To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others.

Square (n.) To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts.

Square (n.) To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity.

Square (n.) To hold a quartile position respecting.

Square (n.) To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.

Square (v. i.) To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.

Square (v. i.) To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.

Square (v. i.) To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off.

Squarely (adv.) In a square form or manner.

Squareness (n.) The quality of being square; as, an instrument to try the squareness of work.

Squarer (n.) One who, or that which, squares.

Squarer (n.) One who squares, or quarrels; a hot-headed, contentious fellow.

Square-rigged (a.) Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.

Square-toed (n.) Having the toe square.

Square-toes (n.) A precise person; -- used contemptuously or jocularly.

Squarish (a.) Nearly square.

Squarrose (a.) Ragged or full of lose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged

Squarrose (a.) Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; -- said of a calyx or stem.

Squarrose (a.) Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; said of a leaf.

Squarrose (a.) Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; -- said of a shell.

Squarroso-dentate (a.) Having the teeth bent out of the plane of the lamina; -- said of a leaf.

Squarrous (a.) Squarrose.

Squarrulose (a.) Somewhat squarrose; slightly squarrose.

Squash (n.) An American animal allied to the weasel.

Squash (n.) A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Squashed (imp. & p. p.) of Squash

Squashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squash

Squash (v. i.) To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

Squash (n.) Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.

Squash (n.) Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.

Squash (n.) A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

Squasher (n.) One who, or that which, squashes.

Squashiness (n.) The quality or state of being squashy, or soft.

Squashy (a.) Easily squashed; soft.

Squat (n.) The angel fish (Squatina angelus).

Squatted (imp. & p. p.) of Squat

Squatting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squat

Squat (v. t.) To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.

Squat (v. t.) To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.

Squat (v. t.) To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.

Squat (v. t.) To bruise or make flat by a fall.

Squat (a.) Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.

Squat (a.) Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.

Squat (n.) The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.

Squat (n.) A sudden or crushing fall.

Squat (n.) A small vein of ore.

Squat (n.) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.

Squaterole (n.) The black-bellied plover.

Squatter (n.) One who squats; specifically, one who settles unlawfully upon land without a title. In the United States and Australia the term is sometimes applied also to a person who settles lawfully upon government land under permission and restrictions, before acquiring title.

Squatter (n.) See Squat snipe, under Squat.

Squatty (a.) Squat; dumpy.

Squaw (n.) A female; a woman; -- in the language of Indian tribes of the Algonquin family, correlative of sannup.

Squawberry (n.) A local name for the partridge berry; also, for the deerberry.

Squawked (imp. & p. p.) of Squawk

Squawking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squawk

Squawk (v. i.) To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.

Squawk (n.) Act of squawking; a harsh squeak.

Squawk (n.) The American night heron. See under Night.

Squawl (v. i.) See Squall.

Squawroot (n.) A scaly parasitic plant (Conopholis Americana) found in oak woods in the United States; -- called also cancer root.

Squawweed (n.) The golden ragwort. See under Ragwort.

Squaked (imp.& p. p.) of Squeak

Squeaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squeak

Squeak (v. i.) To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak.

Squeak (v. i.) To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess.

Squeak (n.) A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly utered, either of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather shoes, or by a pipe or reed.

Squeaker (n.) One who, or that which, squeaks.

Squeaker (n.) The Australian gray crow shrile (Strepera anaphonesis); -- so called from its note.

Squeakingly (adv.) In a squeaking manner.

Squealed (imp. & p. p.) of Squeal

Squealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squeal

Squeal (v. i.) To cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain.

Squeal (v. i.) To turn informer; to betray a secret.

Squeal (n.) A shrill, somewhat prolonged cry.

Squealer (n.) One who, or that which, squeals.

Squealer (n.) The European swift.

Squealer (n.) The harlequin duck.

Squealer (n.) The American golden plover.

Squeamish (a.) Having a stomach that is easily or nauseated; hence, nice to excess in taste; fastidious; easily disgusted; apt to be offended at trifling improprieties.

Squeamous (a.) Squeamish.

Squeasiness (n.) Queasiness.

Squesy (a.) Queasy; nice; squeamish; fastidious; scrupulous.

Squeegee (n.) Same as Squilgee.

Squeezed (imp. & p. p.) of Squeeze

Squeezing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squeeze

Squeeze (v. t.) To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.

Squeeze (v. t.) Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.

Squeeze (v. t.) To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.

Squeeze (v. i.) To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.

Squeeze (n.) The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.

Squeeze (n.) A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.

Squeezer (n.) One who, or that which, squeezes; as, a lemon squeezer.

Squeezer (n.) A machine like a large pair of pliers, for shingling, or squeezing, the balls of metal when puddled; -- used only in the plural.

Squeezer (n.) A machine of several forms for the same purpose; -- used in the singular.

Squeezing (n.) The act of pressing; compression; oppression.

Squeezing (n.) That which is forced out by pressure; dregs.

Squeezing (n.) Same as Squeeze, n., 2.

Squelched (imp. & p. p.) of Squelch

Squelching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squelch

Squelch (v. t.) To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.

Squelch (n.) A heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing reply.

Squeteague (n.) An American sciaenoid fish (Cynoscion regalis), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with iridescent reflections. Called also weakfish, squitee, chickwit, and sea trout. The spotted squeteague (C. nebulosus) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also spotted weakfish, and, locally, sea trout, and sea salmon.

Squib (a.) A little pipe, or hollow cylinder of paper, filled with powder or combustible matter, to be thrown into the air while burning, so as to burst there with a crack.

Squib (a.) A kind of slow match or safety fuse.

Squib (a.) A sarcastic speech or publication; a petty lampoon; a brief, witty essay.

Squib (a.) A writer of lampoons.

Squib (a.) A paltry fellow.

Squibbed (imp. & p. p.) of Squib

Squibbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squib

Squib (v. i.) To throw squibs; to utter sarcatic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute; as, to squib a little debate.

Squid (n.) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of Loligo, Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary, Decacerata, Dibranchiata.

Squid (n.) A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.

Squier (n.) A square. See 1st Squire.

Squierie (n.) Alt. of Squiery

Squiery (n.) A company of squires; the whole body of squires.

Squiggle (v. i.) To shake and wash a fluid about in the mouth with the lips closed.

Squiggle (v. i.) To move about like an eel; to squirm.

Squilgee (n.) Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel's deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, -- used for removing superfluous, water or other liquids, as from a vessel's deck after washing, from window panes, photographer's plates, etc.

Squill (n.) A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion.

Squill (n.) Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla; as, the bluebell squill (S. mutans).

Squill (n.) A squilla.

Squill (n.) A mantis.

Squillas (pl. ) of Squilla

Squillae (pl. ) of Squilla

Squilla (n.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus Squilla and allied genera. They make burrows in mud or beneath stones on the seashore. Called also mantis shrimp. See Illust. under Stomapoda.

Squillitic (a.) Of or pertaining to squills.

Squinance (n.) Alt. of Squinancy

Squinancy (n.) The quinsy. See Quinsy.

Squinancy (n.) A European perennial herb (Asperula cynanchica) with narrowly linear whorled leaves; -- formerly thought to cure the quinsy. Also called quincewort.

Squinch (n.) A small arch thrown across the corner of a square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square tower; -- called also sconce, and sconcheon.

Squinsy (n.) See Quinsy.

Squint (a.) Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2.

Squint (n.) Fig.: Looking askance.

Squinted (imp. & p. p.) of Squint

Squinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squint

Squint (v. i.) To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.

Squint (v. i.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; -- to be cross-eyed.

Squint (v. i.) To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.

Squint (v. t.) To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.

Squint (v. t.) To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.

Squint (n.) The act or habit of squinting.

Squint (n.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.

Squint (n.) Same as Hagioscope.

Squinter (n.) One who squints.

Squint-eye (n.) An eye that squints.

Squint-eyed (a.) Having eyes that quint; having eyes with axes not coincident; cross-eyed.

Squint-eyed (a.) Looking obliquely, or asquint; malignant; as, squint-eyed praise; squint-eyed jealousy.

Squintifego (a.) Squinting.

Squinting () a. & n. from Squint, v.

Squiny (v. i.) To squint.

Squinzey (n.) See Quinsy.

Souir (v. t.) To throw with a jerk; to throw edge foremost.

Squiralty (n.) Same as Squirarchy.

Squirarch (n.) One who belongs to the squirarchy.

Squirarchy (n.) The gentlemen, or gentry, of a country, collectively.

Squire (n.) A square; a measure; a rule.

Squire (n.) A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.

Squire (n.) A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See Esquire.

Squire (n.) A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.

Squire (n.) A title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire.

squired (imp. & p. p.) of Squire

squiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squire

Squire (v. t.) To attend as a squire.

Squire (v. t.) To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady.

Squireen (n.) One who is half squire and half farmer; -- used humorously.

Squirehood (n.) The rank or state of a squire; squireship.

squireling (n.) A petty squire.

Squirely (a. & adv.) Becoming a squire; like a squire.

squireship (n.) Squirehood.

Squirmed (imp. & p. p.) of Squirm

Squirming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squirm

Squirm (v. i.) To twist about briskly with contor/ions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe.

Squirr (v. t.) See Squir.

Squirrel (v. i.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family Sciuridae. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows.

Squirrel (v. i.) One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.

Squirted (imp. & p. p.) of Squirt

Squirting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Squirt

Squirt (v. t.) To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or orifice; as, to squirt water.

Squirt (v. i.) To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; -- said of liquids.

Squirt (v. i.) Hence, to throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.

Squirt (n.) An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force.

Squirt (n.) A small, quick stream; a jet.

Squirter (n.) One who, or that which, squirts.

Squiry (n.) The body of squires, collectively considered; squirarchy.

Squitch grass () Quitch grass.

Squitee (n.) The squeteague; -- called also squit.

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