Words whose second letter is T

At (prep.) Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.

At (prep.) A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.

At (prep.) The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at risk; at disadvantage.

At (prep.) The relation of some employment or action; occupied with; as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat (eating); except at puns.

At (prep.) The relation of a point or position in a series, or of degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at 80!; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.

At (prep.) The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock; at twenty-one; at once; at first.

At (prep.) The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything; at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require, receive, deserve, endure at your hands.

At (prep.) Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike, shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.

Atabal (n.) A kettledrum; a kind of tabor, used by the Moors.

Atacamite (n.) An oxychloride of copper, usually in emerald-green prismatic crystals.

Atafter (prep.) After.

Ataghan (n.) See Yataghan.

Atake (v. t.) To overtake.

Ataman (n.) A hetman, or chief of the Cossacks.

Ataraxia (n.) Alt. of Ataraxy

Ataraxy (n.) Perfect peace of mind, or calmness.

Ataunt (adv.) Alt. of Ataunto

Ataunto (adv.) Fully rigged, as a vessel; with all sails set; set on end or set right.

Atavic (a.) Pertaining to a remote ancestor, or to atavism.

Atavism (n.) The recurrence, or a tendency to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form.

Atavism (n.) The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two.

Ataxia (n.) Alt. of Ataxy

Ataxy (n.) Disorder; irregularity.

Ataxy (n.) Irregularity in disease, or in the functions.

Ataxy (n.) The state of disorder that characterizes nervous fevers and the nervous condition.

Ataxic (a.) Characterized by ataxy, that is, (a) by great irregularity of functions or symptoms, or (b) by a want of coordinating power in movements.

Atazir (n.) The influence of a star upon other stars or upon men.

Ate () the preterit of Eat.

Ate (n.) The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance.

-ate () As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated.

-ate () As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate (to make propitious); to animate (to give life to).

-ate () As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.

-ate () In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.

Atechnic (a.) Without technical or artistic knowledge.

Ateles (n.) A genus of American monkeys with prehensile tails, and having the thumb wanting or rudimentary. See Spider monkey, and Coaita.

Atelier (n.) A workshop; a studio.

Atellan (a.) Of or pertaining to Atella, in ancient Italy; as, Atellan plays; farcical; ribald.

Atellan (n.) A farcical drama performed at Atella.

Athalamous (a.) Not furnished with shields or beds for the spores, as the thallus of certain lichens.

Athamaunt (n.) Adamant.

Athanasian (a.) Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4th century.

Athanor (n.) A digesting furnace, formerly used by alchemists. It was so constructed as to maintain uniform and durable heat.

Athecata (n. pl.) A division of Hydroidea in which the zooids are naked, or not inclosed in a capsule. See Tubularian.

Atheism (n.) The disbelief or denial of the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being.

Atheism (n.) Godlessness.

Atheist (n.) One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being.

Atheist (n.) A godless person.

Atheistic (a.) Alt. of Atheistical

Atheistical (a.) Pertaining to, implying, or containing, atheism; -- applied to things; as, atheistic doctrines, opinions, or books.

Atheistical (a.) Disbelieving the existence of a God; impious; godless; -- applied to persons; as, an atheistic writer.

Atheize (v. t.) To render atheistic or godless.

Atheize (v. i.) To discourse, argue, or act as an atheist.

Atheling (n.) An Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman; esp., the heir apparent or a prince of the royal family.

Atheneums (pl. ) of Athenaeum

Athenaea (pl. ) of Athenaeum

Atheneum (n.) Alt. of Athenaeum

Athenaeum (n.) A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to read their works and instruct students.

Athenaeum (n.) A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.

Athenaeum (n.) A literary or scientific association or club.

Athenaeum (n.) A building or an apartment where a library, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use.

Athenian (a.) Of or pertaining to Athens, the metropolis of Greece.

Athenian (n.) A native or citizen of Athens.

Atheological (a.) Opposed to theology; atheistic.

Atheology (n.) Antagonism to theology.

Atheous (a.) Atheistic; impious.

Atheous (a.) Without God, neither accepting nor denying him.

Atherine (n.) A small marine fish of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species (Atherina presbyter) is used as food. The American species (Menidia notata) is called silversides and sand smelt. See Silversides.

Athermancy (n.) Inability to transmit radiant heat; impermeability to heat.

Athermanous (a.) Not transmitting heat; -- opposed to diathermanous.

Athermous (a.) Athermanous.

Atheroid (a.) Shaped like an ear of grain.

Atheroma (n.) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter.

Atheroma (n.) A disease characterized by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries.

Atheromatous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or having the nature of, atheroma.

Athetosis (n.) A variety of chorea, marked by peculiar tremors of the fingers and toes.

Athink (v. t.) To repent; to displease; to disgust.

Athirst (a.) Wanting drink; thirsty.

Athirst (a.) Having a keen appetite or desire; eager; longing.

Athlete (n.) One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome.

Athlete (n.) Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion.

Athlete (n.) One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate.

Athletic (a.) Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports.

Athletic (a.) Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts.

Athleticism (n.) The practice of engaging in athletic games; athletism.

Athletics (n.) The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.

Athletism (n.) The state or practice of an athlete; the characteristics of an athlete.

Athwart (prep.) Across; from side to side of.

Athwart (prep.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course.

Athwart (adv.) Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.

Athwart (adv.) Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely.

Atilt (adv.) In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust.

Atilt (adv.) In the position of a cask tilted, or with one end raised. [In this sense sometimes used as an adjective.]

Atimy (n.) Public disgrace or stigma; infamy; loss of civil rights.

-ation () A suffix forming nouns of action, and often equivalent to the verbal substantive in -ing. It sometimes has the further meanings of state, and that which results from the action. Many of these nouns have verbs in -ate; as, alliterate -ation, narrate -ation; many are derived through the French; as, alteration, visitation; and many are formed on verbs ending in the Greek formative -ize (Fr. -ise); as, civilization, demoralization.

A-tiptoe (adv.) On tiptoe; eagerly expecting.

Atlanta (n.) A genus of small glassy heteropod mollusks found swimming at the surface in mid ocean. See Heteropod.

Atlantal (a.) Relating to the atlas.

Atlantal (a.) Anterior; cephalic.

Atlantean (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle Atlantis, which the ancients allege was sunk, and overwhelmed by the ocean.

Atlantean (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, Atlas; strong.

Atlantes (n. pl.) Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also telamones. See Caryatides.

Atlantic (a.) Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in Libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west; as, the Atlantic Ocean (called also the Atlantic); the Atlantic basin; the Atlantic telegraph.

Atlantic (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis.

Atlantic (a.) Descended from Atlas.

Atlantides (n. pl.) The Pleiades or seven stars, fabled to have been the daughters of Atlas.

Atlases (pl. ) of Atlas

Atlas (n.) One who sustains a great burden.

Atlas (n.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name.

Atlas (n.) A collection of maps in a volume

Atlas (n.) A volume of plates illustrating any subject.

Atlas (n.) A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.

Atlas (n.) A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also atlas folio.

Atlas (n.) A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.

Atlas (n.) A rich kind of satin manufactured in India.

Atmidometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow.

Atmo (n.) The standard atmospheric pressure used in certain physical measurements calculations; conventionally, that pressure under which the barometer stands at 760 millimeters, at a temperature of 0! Centigrade, at the level of the sea, and in the latitude of Paris.

Atmologic (a.) Alt. of Atmological

Atmological (a.) Of or pertaining to atmology.

Atmologist (n.) One who is versed in atmology.

Atmology (n.) That branch of science which treats of the laws and phenomena of aqueous vapor.

Atmolysis (n.) The act or process of separating mingled gases of unequal diffusibility by transmission through porous substances.

Atmolyzation (n.) Separation by atmolysis.

Atmolyze (v. t.) To subject to atmolysis; to separate by atmolysis.

Atmolyzer (n.) An apparatus for effecting atmolysis.

Atmometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the rate of evaporation from a moist surface; an evaporometer.

Atmosphere (n.) The whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars.

Atmosphere (n.) Any gaseous envelope or medium.

Atmosphere (n.) A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies.

Atmosphere (n.) The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 Ibs. to the sq. inch.

Atmosphere (n.) Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition.

Atmosphere (n.) The portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere.

Atmospheric (a.) Alt. of Atmospherical

Atmospherical (a.) Of or pertaining to the atmosphere; of the nature of, or resembling, the atmosphere; as, atmospheric air; the atmospheric envelope of the earth.

Atmospherical (a.) Existing in the atmosphere.

Atmospherical (a.) Caused, or operated on, by the atmosphere; as, an atmospheric effect; an atmospheric engine.

Atmospherical (a.) Dependent on the atmosphere.

Atmospherically (adv.) In relation to the atmosphere.

Atmospherology (n.) The science or a treatise on the atmosphere.

Atokous (a.) Producing only asexual individuals, as the eggs of certain annelids.

Atoll (n.) A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island.

Atom (n.) An ultimate indivisible particle of matter.

Atom (n.) An ultimate particle of matter not necessarily indivisible; a molecule.

Atom (n.) A constituent particle of matter, or a molecule supposed to be made up of subordinate particles.

Atom (n.) The smallest particle of matter that can enter into combination; one of the elementary constituents of a molecule.

Atom (n.) Anything extremely small; a particle; a whit.

Atom (v. t.) To reduce to atoms.

Atomic (a.) Alt. of Atomical

Atomical (a.) Of or pertaining to atoms.

Atomical (a.) Extremely minute; tiny.

Atomically (adv.) In an atomic manner; in accordance with the atomic philosophy.

Atomician (n.) An atomist.

Atomicism (n.) Atomism.

Atomicity (n.) Degree of atomic attraction; equivalence; valence; also (a later use) the number of atoms in an elementary molecule. See Valence.

Atomism (n.) The doctrine of atoms. See Atomic philosophy, under Atomic.

Atomist (n.) One who holds to the atomic philosophy or theory.

Atomistic (a.) Of or pertaining to atoms; relating to atomism.

Atomization (n.) The act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles; or the state of being so reduced.

Atomization (n.) The reduction of fluids into fine spray.

Atomize (v. t.) To reduce to atoms, or to fine spray.

Atomizer (n.) One who, or that which, atomizes; esp., an instrument for reducing a liquid to spray for disinfecting, cooling, or perfuming.

Atomology (n.) The doctrine of atoms.

Atomy (n.) An atom; a mite; a pigmy.

Atomy (n.) A skeleton.

Atonable (a.) Admitting an atonement; capable of being atoned for; expiable.

At one () In concord or friendship; in agreement (with each other); as, to be, bring, make, or set, at one, i. e., to be or bring in or to a state of agreement or reconciliation.

At one () Of the same opinion; agreed; as, on these points we are at one.

At one () Together.

Atoned (imp. & p. p.) of Atone

Atoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Atone

Atone (v. i.) To agree; to be in accordance; to accord.

Atone (v. i.) To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.

Atone (v. t.) To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease.

Atone (v. t.) To unite in making.

Atone (v. t.) To make satisfaction for; to expiate.

Atonement (n.) Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; agreement; concord.

Atonement (n.) Satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing of suffering that which will be received in satisfaction for an offense or injury; expiation; amends; -- with for. Specifically, in theology: The expiation of sin made by the obedience, personal suffering, and death of Christ.

Atoner (n.) One who makes atonement.

Atonic (a.) Characterized by atony, or want of vital energy; as, an atonic disease.

Atonic (a.) Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.

Atonic (a.) Destitute of tone vocality; surd.

Atonic (n.) A word that has no accent.

Atonic (n.) An element of speech entirely destitute of vocality, or produced by the breath alone; a nonvocal or surd consonant; a breathing.

Atonic (n.) A remedy capable of allaying organic excitement or irritation.

Atony (n.) Want of tone; weakness of the system, or of any organ, especially of such as are contractile.

Atop (adv.) On or at the top.

Atrabilarian (a.) Alt. of Atrabilarious

Atrabilarious (a.) Affected with melancholy; atrabilious.

Atrabilarian (n.) A person much given to melancholy; a hypochondriac.

Atrabiliar (a.) Melancholy; atrabilious.

Atrabiliary (a.) Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys.

Atrabiliary (a.) Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.

Atrabilious (a.) Melancholic or hypochondriac; atrabiliary.

Atramentaceous (a.) Black, like ink; inky; atramental.

Atramental (a.) Alt. of Atramentous

Atramentous (a.) Of or pertaining to ink; inky; black, like ink; as, atramental galls; atramentous spots.

Atramentarious (a.) Like ink; suitable for making ink. Sulphate of iron (copperas, green vitriol) is called atramentarious, as being used in making ink.

Atrede (v. t.) To surpass in council.

Atrenne (v. t.) To outrun.

Atresia (n.) Absence or closure of a natural passage or channel of the body; imperforation.

Atrial (a.) Of or pertaining to an atrium.

Atrip (adv.) Just hove clear of the ground; -- said of the anchor.

Atrip (adv.) Sheeted home, hoisted taut up and ready for trimming; -- said of sails.

Atrip (adv.) Hoisted up and ready to be swayed across; -- said of yards.

Atria (pl. ) of Atrium

Atrium (n.) A square hall lighted from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.

Atrium (n.) An open court with a porch or gallery around three or more sides; especially at the entrance of a basilica or other church. The name was extended in the Middle Ages to the open churchyard or cemetery.

Atrium (n.) The main part of either auricle of the heart as distinct from the auricular appendix. Also, the whole articular portion of the heart.

Atrium (n.) A cavity in ascidians into which the intestine and generative ducts open, and which also receives the water from the gills. See Ascidioidea.

Atrocha (n.) A kind of chaetopod larva in which no circles of cilia are developed.

Atrocious (a.) Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.

Atrocious (a.) Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.

Atrocious (a.) Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

Atrocities (pl. ) of Atrocity

Atrocity (n.) Enormous wickedness; extreme heinousness or cruelty.

Atrocity (n.) An atrocious or extremely cruel deed.

Atrophic (a.) Relating to atrophy.

Atrophied (p. a.) Affected with atrophy, as a tissue or organ; arrested in development at a very early stage; rudimentary.

Atrophy (n.) A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part.

Atrophied (p. p.) of Atrophy

Atrophy (v. t.) To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.

Atrophy (v. i.) To waste away; to dwindle.

Atropia (n.) Same as Atropine.

Atropine (n.) A poisonous, white, crystallizable alkaloid, extracted from the Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, and the Datura Stramonium, or thorn apple. It is remarkable for its power in dilating the pupil of the eye. Called also daturine.

Atropism (n.) A condition of the system produced by long use of belladonna.

Atropous (a.) Not inverted; orthotropous.

Atrous (a.) Coal-black; very black.

Atrypa (n.) A extinct genus of Branchiopoda, very common in Silurian limestones.

Attabal (n.) See Atabal.

Attacca () Attack at once; -- a direction at the end of a movement to show that the next is to follow immediately, without any pause.

Attached (imp. & p. p.) of Attach

Attaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attach

Attach (v. t.) To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like.

Attach (v. t.) To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship.

Attach (v. t.) To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery.

Attach (v. t.) To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.

Attach (v. t.) To take, seize, or lay hold of.

Attach (v. t.) To take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4.

Attach (v. i.) To adhere; to be attached.

Attach (v. i.) To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.

Attach (n.) An attachment.

Attachable (a.) Capable of being attached; esp., liable to be taken by writ or precept.

Attache (v. t.) One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy.

Attachment (n.) The act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an/ passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party.

Attachment (n.) That by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle.

Attachment (n.) Something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment (i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.).

Attachment (n.) A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.

Attachment (n.) The writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking.

Attacked (imp. & p. p.) of Attack

Attacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attack

Attack (v. t.) To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.

Attack (v. t.) To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.

Attack (v. t.) To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.

Attack (v. t.) To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.

Attack (v. i.) To make an onset or attack.

Attack (n.) The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.

Attack (n.) An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.

Attack (n.) A setting to work upon some task, etc.

Attack (n.) An access of disease; a fit of sickness.

Attack (n.) The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.

Attackable (a.) Capable of being attacked.

Attacker (n.) One who attacks.

Attagas (n.) Alt. of Attagen

Attagen (n.) A species of sand grouse (Syrrghaptes Pallasii) found in Asia and rarely in southern Europe.

Attaghan (n.) See Yataghan.

Attained (imp. & p. p.) of Attain

Attaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attain

Attain (v. t.) To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.

Attain (v. t.) To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.

Attain (v. t.) To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.

Attain (v. t.) To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.

Attain (v. t.) To overtake.

Attain (v. t.) To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.

Attain (v. i.) To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.

Attain (v. i.) To come or arrive, by an effort of mind.

Attain (n.) Attainment.

Attainability (n.) The quality of being attainable; attainableness.

Attainable (a.) Capable of being attained or reached by efforts of the mind or body; capable of being compassed or accomplished by efforts directed to the object.

Attainable (a.) Obtainable.

Attainableness (n.) The quality of being attainable; attainability.

Attainder (n.) The act of attainting, or the state of being attainted; the extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person, consequent upon sentence of death or outlawry; as, an act of attainder.

Attainder (n.) A stain or staining; state of being in dishonor or condemnation.

Attainment (n.) The act of attaining; the act of arriving at or reaching; hence, the act of obtaining by efforts.

Attainment (n.) That which is attained to, or obtained by exertion; acquirement; acquisition; (pl.), mental acquirements; knowledge; as, literary and scientific attainments.

Attainted (imp. & p. p.) of Attaint

Attainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attaint

Attaint (v. t.) To attain; to get act; to hit.

Attaint (v. t.) To find guilty; to convict; -- said esp. of a jury on trial for giving a false verdict.

Attaint (v. t.) To subject (a person) to the legal condition formerly resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry, pronounced in respect of treason or felony; to affect by attainder.

Attaint (v. t.) To accuse; to charge with a crime or a dishonorable act.

Attaint (v. t.) To affect or infect, as with physical or mental disease or with moral contagion; to taint or corrupt.

Attaint (v. t.) To stain; to obscure; to sully; to disgrace; to cloud with infamy.

Attaint (p. p.) Attainted; corrupted.

Attaint (v.) A touch or hit.

Attaint (v.) A blow or wound on the leg of a horse, made by overreaching.

Attaint (v.) A writ which lies after judgment, to inquire whether a jury has given a false verdict in any court of record; also, the convicting of the jury so tried.

Attaint (v.) A stain or taint; disgrace. See Taint.

Attaint (v.) An infecting influence.

Attaintment (n.) Attainder; attainture; conviction.

Attainture (n.) Attainder; disgrace.

Attal (n.) Same as Attle.

Attame (v. t.) To pierce; to attack.

Attame (v. t.) To broach; to begin.

Attaminate (v. t.) To corrupt; to defile; to contaminate.

Attar (n.) A fragrant essential oil; esp., a volatile and highly fragrant essential oil obtained from the petals of roses.

Attask (v. t.) To take to task; to blame.

Attaste (v. t.) To taste or cause to taste.

Atte () At the.

Attempered (imp. & p. p.) of Attemper

Attempering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attemper

Attemper (v. t.) To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature.

Attemper (v. t.) To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper; as, to attemper rigid justice with clemency.

Attemper (v. t.) To mix in just proportion; to regulate; as, a mind well attempered with kindness and justice.

Attemper (v. t.) To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt.

Attemperament (n.) A tempering, or mixing in due proportion.

Attemperance (n.) Temperance; attemperament.

Attemperate (a.) Tempered; proportioned; properly adapted.

Attemperate (v. t.) To attemper.

Attemperation (n.) The act of attempering or regulating.

Attemperly (adv.) Temperately.

Attemperment (n.) Attemperament.

Attempted (imp. & p. p.) of Attempt

Attempting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attempt

Attempt (v. t.) To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.

Attempt (v. t.) To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.

Attempt (v. t.) To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.

Attempt (v. t.) To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.

Attempt (v. i.) To make an attempt; -- with upon.

Attempt (n.) A essay, trial, or endeavor; an undertaking; an attack, or an effort to gain a point; esp. an unsuccessful, as contrasted with a successful, effort.

Attemptable (a.) Capable of being attempted, tried, or attacked.

Attempter (n.) One who attempts; one who essays anything.

Attempter (n.) An assailant; also, a temper.

Attemptive (a.) Disposed to attempt; adventurous.

Attended (imp. & p. p.) of Attend

Attending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attend

Attend (v. t.) To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard.

Attend (v. t.) To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.

Attend (v. t.) To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve.

Attend (v. t.) To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.

Attend (v. t.) To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.

Attend (v. t.) To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for.

Attend (v. i.) To apply the mind, or pay attention, with a view to perceive, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to heed; to listen; -- usually followed by to.

Attend (v. i.) To accompany or be present or near at hand, in pursuance of duty; to be ready for service; to wait or be in waiting; -- often followed by on or upon.

Attend (v. i.) (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business.

Attend (v. i.) To wait; to stay; to delay.

Attendance (v. t.) Attention; regard; careful application.

Attendance (v. t.) The act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence.

Attendance (v. t.) Waiting for; expectation.

Attendance (v. t.) The persons attending; a retinue; attendants.

Attendancy (n.) The quality of attending or accompanying; attendance; an attendant.

Attendant (v. t.) Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.

Attendant (v. t.) Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils.

Attendant (v. t.) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.

Attendant (n.) One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor.

Attendant (n.) One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.

Attendant (n.) That which accompanies; a concomitant.

Attendant (n.) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.

Attendement (n.) Intent.

Attender (n.) One who, or that which, attends.

Attendment (n.) An attendant circumstance.

Attent (v. t.) Attentive; heedful.

Attent (n.) Attention; heed.

Attentate (n.) Alt. of Attentat

Attentat (n.) An attempt; an assault.

Attentat (n.) A proceeding in a court of judicature, after an inhibition is decreed.

Attentat (n.) Any step wrongly innovated or attempted in a suit by an inferior judge.

Attention (n.) The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.

Attention (n.) An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger.

Attentive (a.) Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.

Attentive (a.) Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.

Attently (adv.) Attentively.

Attenuant (a.) Making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid; diluent.

Attenuant (n.) A medicine that thins or dilutes the fluids; a diluent.

Attenuated (imp. & p. p.) of Attenuate

Attenuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attenuate

Attenuate (v. t.) To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.

Attenuate (v. t.) To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.

Attenuate (v. t.) To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.

Attenuate (v. i.) To become thin, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.

Attenuate (a.) Alt. of Attenuated

Attenuated (a.) Made thin or slender.

Attenuated (a.) Made thin or less viscid; rarefied.

Attenuation (n.) The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation.

Attenuation (n.) The act of attenuating; the act of making thin or less dense, or of rarefying, as fluids or gases.

Attenuation (n.) The process of weakening in intensity; diminution of virulence; as, the attenuation of virus.

Atter (n.) Poison; venom; corrupt matter from a sore.

Attercop (n.) A spider.

Attercop (n.) A peevish, ill-natured person.

Atterrate (v. t.) To fill up with alluvial earth.

Atterration (n.) The act of filling up with earth, or of forming land with alluvial earth.

Attested (imp. & p. p.) of Attest

Attesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attest

Attest (v. t.) To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record.

Attest (v. t.) To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.

Attest (v. t.) To call to witness; to invoke.

Attest (n.) Witness; testimony; attestation.

Attestation (n.) The act of attesting; testimony; witness; a solemn or official declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence. The truth appears from the attestation of witnesses, or of the proper officer. The subscription of a name to a writing as a witness, is an attestation.

Attestative (a.) Of the nature of attestation.

Attester (n.) Alt. of Attestor

Attestor (n.) One who attests.

Attestive (a.) Attesting; furnishing evidence.

Attic (a.) Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.

Attic (a.) A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:

Attic (a.) A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof.

Attic (a.) An Athenian; an Athenian author.

Attical (a.) Attic.

Atticism (n.) A favoring of, or attachment to, the Athenians.

Atticism (n.) The style and idiom of the Greek language, used by the Athenians; a concise and elegant expression.

Atticize (v. t.) To conform or make conformable to the language, customs, etc., of Attica.

Atticize (v. i.) To side with the Athenians.

Atticize (v. i.) To use the Attic idiom or style; to conform to the customs or modes of thought of the Athenians.

Attiguous (a.) Touching; bordering; contiguous.

Attinge (v. t.) To touch lightly.

Attired (imp. & p. p.) of Attire

Attiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attire

Attire (v. t.) To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.

Attire (n.) Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.

Attire (n.) The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.

Attire (n.) The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla.

Attired (p. p.) Provided with antlers, as a stag.

Attirement (n.) Attire; adornment.

Attirer (n.) One who attires.

Attitude (n.) The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue.

Attitude (n.) The posture or position of a person or an animal, or the manner in which the parts of his body are disposed; position assumed or studied to serve a purpose; as, a threatening attitude; an attitude of entreaty.

Attitude (n.) Fig.: Position as indicating action, feeling, or mood; as, in times of trouble let a nation preserve a firm attitude; one's mental attitude in respect to religion.

Attitudinal (a.) Relating to attitude.

Attitudinarian (n.) One who attitudinizes; a posture maker.

Attitudinarianism (n.) A practicing of attitudes; posture making.

Attitudinize (v. i.) To assume affected attitudes; to strike an attitude; to pose.

Attitudinizer (n.) One who practices attitudes.

Attle (n.) Rubbish or refuse consisting of broken rock containing little or no ore.

Attollent (a.) Lifting up; raising; as, an attollent muscle.

Attonce (adv.) At once; together.

Attone (adv.) See At one.

Attorn (v. t.) To turn, or transfer homage and service, from one lord to another. This is the act of feudatories, vassals, or tenants, upon the alienation of the estate.

Attorn (v. t.) To agree to become tenant to one to whom reversion has been granted.

Attorneys (pl. ) of Attorney

Attorney (n.) A substitute; a proxy; an agent.

Attorney (n.) One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact.

Attorney (n.) A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law.

Attorney (v. t.) To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.

Attorney-general (n.) The chief law officer of the state, empowered to act in all litigation in which the law-executing power is a party, and to advise this supreme executive whenever required.

Attorneyism (n.) The practice or peculiar cleverness of attorneys.

Attorneyship (n.) The office or profession of an attorney; agency for another.

Attornment (n.) The act of a feudatory, vassal, or tenant, by which he consents, upon the alienation of an estate, to receive a new lord or superior, and transfers to him his homage and service; the agreement of a tenant to acknowledge the purchaser of the estate as his landlord.

Attracted (imp. & p. p.) of Attract

Attracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attract

Attract (v. t.) To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition.

Attract (v. t.) To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers.

Attract (n.) Attraction.

Attractability (n.) The quality or fact of being attractable.

Attractable (a.) Capable of being attracted; subject to attraction.

Attracter (n.) One who, or that which, attracts.

Attractile (a.) Having power to attract.

Attracting (a.) That attracts.

Attraction (n.) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to produce their cohesion or combination, and conversely resisting separation.

Attraction (n.) The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction.

Attraction (n.) The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence.

Attraction (n.) That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.

Attractive (a.) Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies.

Attractive (a.) Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing.

Attractive (n.) That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.

Attractivity (n.) The quality or degree of attractive power.

Attractor (n.) One who, or that which, attracts.

Attrahent (v. t.) Attracting; drawing; attractive.

Attrahent (n.) That which attracts, as a magnet.

Attrahent (n.) A substance which, by irritating the surface, excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.

Attrap (v. t.) To entrap; to insnare.

Attrap (v. t.) To adorn with trapping; to array.

Attrectation (n.) Frequent handling or touching.

Attributable (a.) Capable of being attributed; ascribable; imputable.

Attributed (imp. & p. p.) of Attribute

Attributing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attribute

Attribute (v. t.) To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).

Attribute (n.) That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.

Attribute (n.) Reputation.

Attribute (n.) A conventional symbol of office, character, or identity, added to any particular figure; as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.

Attribute (n.) Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an attributive adjunct or adjective.

Attribution (n.) The act of attributing or ascribing, as a quality, character, or function, to a thing or person, an effect to a cause.

Attribution (n.) That which is ascribed or attributed.

Attributive (a.) Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute.

Attributive (n.) A word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying word joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase.

Attributively (adv.) In an attributive manner.

Attrite (a.) Rubbed; worn by friction.

Attrite (a.) Repentant from fear of punishment; having attrition of grief for sin; -- opposed to contrite.

Attrition (n.) The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.

Attrition (n.) The state of being worn.

Attrition (n.) Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.

Attry (a.) Poisonous; malignant; malicious.

Attuned (imp. & p. p.) of Attune

Attuning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Attune

Attune (v. t.) To tune or put in tune; to make melodious; to adjust, as one sound or musical instrument to another; as, to attune the voice to a harp.

Attune (v. t.) To arrange fitly; to make accordant.

Atwain (adv.) In twain; asunder.

Atween (adv. or prep.) Between.

Atwirl (a. & adv.) Twisted; distorted; awry.

Atwite (v. t.) To speak reproachfully of; to twit; to upbraid.

Atwixt (adv.) Betwixt.

Atwo (adv.) In two; in twain; asunder.

Atypic (a.) Alt. of Atypical

Atypical (a.) That has no type; devoid of typical character; irregular; unlike the type.

Ctenocyst (n.) An organ of the Ctenophora, supposed to be sensory.

Ctenoid (a.) Having a comblike margin, as a ctenoid scale

Ctenoid (a.) Pertaining to the Ctenoidei.

Ctenoid (n.) A ctenoidean.

Ctenoidean (a.) Relating to the Ctenoidei.

Ctenoidean (n.) One of the Ctenoidei.

Ctenoidei (n. pl.) A group of fishes, established by Agassiz, characterized by having scales with a pectinated margin, as in the perch. The group is now generally regarded as artificial.

Ctenophora (n. pl.) A class of Coelenterata, commonly ellipsoidal in shape, swimming by means of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. The separate paddles somewhat resemble combs.

Ctenophore (n.) One of the Ctenophora.

Ctenophoric (a.) Alt. of Ctenophorous

Ctenophorous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ctenophora.

Ctenostomata (n. pl.) A suborder of Bryozoa, usually having a circle of bristles below the tentacles.

-et () A noun suffix with a diminutive force; as in baronet, pocket, facet, floweret, latchet.

Etaac (n.) The blue buck.

Etacism (n.) The pronunciation of the Greek / (eta) like the Italian e long, that is like a in the English word ate. See Itacism.

Etacist (n.) One who favors etacism.

Etagere (n.) A piece of furniture having a number of uninclosed shelves or stages, one above another, for receiving articles of elegance or use.

Etat Major () The staff of an army, including all officers above the rank of colonel, also, all adjutants, inspectors, quartermasters, commissaries, engineers, ordnance officers, paymasters, physicians, signal officers, judge advocates; also, the noncommissioned assistants of the above officers.

Et cetera () Alt. of Et caetera

Et caetera () Others of the like kind; and the rest; and so on; -- used to point out that other things which could be mentioned are to be understood. Usually abbreviated into etc. or &c. (&c).

Etch (n.) A variant of Eddish.

Etched (imp. & p. p.) of Etch

Etching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Etch

Etch (v. t.) To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by means of lines or strokes eaten in or corroded by means of some strong acid.

Etch (v. t.) To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as a plate of metal.

Etch (v. t.) To sketch; to delineate.

Etch (v. i.) To practice etching; to make etchings.

Etcher (n.) One who etches.

Etching (n.) The act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in metal, glass, or the like. See Etch, v. t.

Etching (v. t.) A design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching.

Etching (v. t.) An impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate.

Eteostic (n.) A kind of chronogram.

Eterminable (a.) Interminable.

Etern (a.) Alt. of Eterne

Eterne (a.) Eternal.

Eternal (a.) Without beginning or end of existence; always existing.

Eternal (a.) Without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal.

Eternal (a.) Continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant.

Eternal (a.) Existing at all times without change; immutable.

Eternal (a.) Exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive.

Eternal (n.) One of the appellations of God.

Eternal (n.) That which is endless and immortal.

Eternalist (n.) One who holds the existence of matter to be from eternity.

Eternalize (v. t.) To make eternal.

Eternally (adv.) In an eternal manner.

Eterne (a.) See Etern.

Eternify (v. t.) To make eternal.

Eternities (pl. ) of Eternity

Eternity (n.) Infinite duration, without beginning in the past or end in the future; also, duration without end in the future; endless time.

Eternity (n.) Condition which begins at death; immortality.

Eternization (n.) The act of eternizing; the act of rendering immortal or famous.

Eternized (imp. & p. p.) of Eternize

Eterniziing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eternize

Eternize (v. t.) To make eternal or endless.

Eternize (v. t.) To make forever famous; to immortalize; as, to eternize one's self, a name, exploits.

Etesian (a.) Periodical; annual; -- applied to winds which annually blow from the north over the Mediterranean, esp. the eastern part, for an irregular period during July and August.

Ethal (n.) A white waxy solid, C16H33.OH; -- called also cetylic alcohol. See Cetylic alcohol, under Cetylic.

Ethane (n.) A gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H6, forming a constituent of ordinary illuminating gas. It is the second member of the paraffin series, and its most important derivatives are common alcohol, aldehyde, ether, and acetic acid. Called also dimethyl.

Ethe (a.) Easy.

Ethel (a.) Noble.

Ethene (n.) Ethylene; olefiant gas.

Ethenic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from. or resembling, ethene or ethylene; as, ethenic ether.

Ethenyl (n.) A trivalent hydrocarbon radical, CH3.C.

Ethenyl (n.) A univalent hydrocarbon radical of the ethylene series, CH2:CH; -- called also vinyl. See Vinyl.

Etheostomoid (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the genus Etheostoma.

Etheostomoid (n.) Any fish of the genus Etheostoma and related genera, allied to the perches; -- also called darter. The etheostomoids are small and often bright-colored fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of North America. About seventy species are known. See Darter.

Ether (n.) A medium of great elasticity and extreme tenuity, supposed to pervade all space, the interior of solid bodies not excepted, and to be the medium of transmission of light and heat; hence often called luminiferous ether.

Ether (n.) Supposed matter above the air; the air itself.

Ether (n.) A light, volatile, mobile, inflammable liquid, (C2H5)2O, of a characteristic aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of alcohol with sulphuric acid, and hence called also sulphuric ether. It is powerful solvent of fats, resins, and pyroxylin, but finds its chief use as an anaesthetic. Called also ethyl oxide.

Ether (n.) Any similar oxide of hydrocarbon radicals; as, amyl ether; valeric ether.

Ethereal (a.) Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions.

Ethereal (a.) Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.

Ethereal (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, ether; as, ethereal salts.

Etherealism (n.) Ethereality.

Ethereality (n.) The state of being ethereal; etherealness.

Etherealization (n.) An ethereal or spiritlike state.

Etherealize (v. t.) To convert into ether, or into subtile fluid; to saturate with ether.

Etherealize (v. t.) To render ethereal or spiritlike.

Ethereally (adv.) In an ethereal manner.

Etherealness (n.) Ethereality.

Ethereous (a.) Formed of ether; ethereal.

Ethereous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, ether.

Etherification (n.) The act or process of making ether; specifically, the process by which a large quantity of alcohol is transformed into ether by the agency of a small amount of sulphuric, or ethyl sulphuric, acid.

Etheriform (a.) Having the form of ether.

Etherin (n.) A white, crystalline hydrocarbon, regarded as a polymeric variety of ethylene, obtained in heavy oil of wine, the residue left after making ether; -- formerly called also concrete oil of wine.

Etherization (n.) The administration of ether to produce insensibility.

Etherization (n.) The state of the system under the influence of ether.

Etherized (imp. & p. p.) of Etherize

Etherizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Etherize

Etherize (v. t.) To convert into ether.

Etherize (v. t.) To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation; as, to etherize a patient.

Etherol (n.) An oily hydrocarbon regarded as a polymeric variety of ethylene, produced with etherin.

Ethic (a.) Alt. of Ethical

Ethical (a.) Of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral; as, ethic discourses or epistles; an ethical system; ethical philosophy.

Ethically (adv.) According to, in harmony with, moral principles or character.

Ethicist (n.) One who is versed in ethics, or has written on ethics.

Ethics (n.) The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics.

Ethide (n.) Any compound of ethyl of a binary type; as, potassium ethide.

Ethidene (n.) Ethylidene.

Ethine (n.) Acetylene.

Ethionic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid so called.

Ethiop (n.) Alt. of Ethiopian

Ethiopian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Ethiopia; also, in a general sense, a negro or black man.

Ethiopian (a.) Alt. of Ethiopic

Ethiopic (a.) Of or relating to Ethiopia or the Ethiopians.

Ethiopic (n.) The language of ancient Ethiopia; the language of the ancient Abyssinian empire (in Ethiopia), now used only in the Abyssinian church. It is of Semitic origin, and is also called Geez.

Ethiops (n.) A black substance; -- formerly applied to various preparations of a black or very dark color.

Ethmoid (a.) Alt. of Ethmoidal

Ethmoidal (a.) Like a sieve; cribriform.

Ethmoidal (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ethmoid bone.

Ethmoid (n.) The ethmoid bone.

Ethmotrubinal (a.) See Turbinal.

Ethmotrubinal (n.) An ethmoturbinal bone.

Ethmovomerine (n.) Pertaining to the region of the vomer and the base of the ethmoid in the skull.

Ethnarch (n.) The governor of a province or people.

Ethnarchy (n.) The dominion of an ethnarch; principality and rule.

Ethnic (a.) Alt. of Ethnical

Ethnical (a.) Belonging to races or nations; based on distinctions of race; ethnological.

Ethnical (a.) Pertaining to the gentiles, or nations not converted to Christianity; heathen; pagan; -- opposed to Jewish and Christian.

Ethnic (n.) A heathen; a pagan.

Ethnically (adv.) In an ethnical manner.

Ethnicism (n.) Heathenism; paganism; idolatry.

Ethnographer (n.) One who investigates ethnography.

Ethnographic (a.) Alt. of Ethnographical

Ethnographical (a.) pertaining to ethnography.

Ethnographically (adv.) In an ethnographical manner.

Ethnography (n.) That branch of knowledge which has for its subject the characteristics of the human family, developing the details with which ethnology as a comparative science deals; descriptive ethnology. See Ethnology.

Ethnologic (a) Alt. of Ethnological

Ethnological (a) Of or pertaining to ethnology.

Ethnologically (adv.) In an ethnological manner; by ethnological classification; as, one belonging ethnologically to an African race.

Ethnologist (n.) One versed in ethnology; a student of ethnology.

Ethnology (n.) The science which treats of the division of mankind into races, their origin, distribution, and relations, and the peculiarities which characterize them.

Ethologic (a) Alt. of Ethological

Ethological (a) treating of, or pertaining to, ethnic or morality, or the science of character.

Ethologist (n.) One who studies or writes upon ethology.

Ethology (n.) A treatise on morality; ethics.

Ethology (n.) The science of the formation of character, national and collective as well as individual.

Ethopoetic () Expressing character.

Ethule () Ethyl.

Ethyl (n.) A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, C2H5 of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether.

Ethylamine (n.) A colorless, mobile, inflammable liquid, C2H5.NH2, very volatile and with an ammoniacal odor. It is a strong base, and is a derivative of ammonia. Called also ethyl carbamine, and amido ethane.

Ethylate (n.) A compound derived from ethyl alcohol by the replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen, after the manner of a hydrate; an ethyl alcoholate; as, potassium ethylate, C2H5.O.K.

Ethylene (n.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H4, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is an unsaturated compound and combines directly with chlorine and bromine to form oily liquids (Dutch liquid), -- hence called olefiant gas. Called also ethene, elayl, and formerly, bicarbureted hydrogen.

Ethylic () Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, ethyl; as, ethylic alcohol.

Ethylidene () An unsymmetrical, divalent, hydrocarbon radical, C2H4 metameric with ethylene but written thus, CH3.CH to distinguish it from the symmetrical ethylene, CH2.CH2. Its compounds are derived from aldehyde. Formerly called also ethidene.

Ethylin () Any one of the several complex ethers of ethyl and glycerin.

Ethylsulphuric (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ethyl and sulphuric acid.

Etiolated (imp. & p. p.) of Etiolate

Etiolating (p. pr. & vb. n) of Etiolate

Etiolate (v. i.) To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants.

Etiolate (v. i.) To become pale through disease or absence of light.

Etiolate (v. t.) To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays.

Etiolate (v. t.) To cause to grow pale by disease or absence of light.

Etiolate (a.) Alt. of Etiolated

Etiolated (a.) Having a blanched or faded appearance, as birds inhabiting desert regions.

Etiolation (n.) The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.

Etiolation (n.) Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.

Etoolin (n.) A yellowish coloring matter found in plants grown in darkness, which is supposed to be an antecedent condition of chlorophyll.

Etiological (a.) Pertaining to, or inquiring into, causes; aetiological.

Etiology (n.) The science of causes. Same as /tiology.

Etiquette (n.) The forms required by good breeding, or prescribed by authority, to be observed in social or official life; observance of the proprieties of rank and occasion; conventional decorum; ceremonial code of polite society.

Etna (n.) A kind of small, portable, cooking apparatus for which heat is furnished by a spirit lamp.

Etnean (a.) Pertaining to Etna, a volcanic mountain in Sicily.

Etoile (n.) See Estoile.

Etrurian (a.) Of or relating to ancient Etruria, in Italy.

Etrurian (n.) A native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria.

Etruscan (n.) Of or relating to Etruria.

Etruscan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Etruria.

Etter pike (n.) The stingfish, or lesser weever (Tranchinus vipera).

Ettin (n.) A giant.

Ettle (v. t.) To earn. [Obs.] See Addle, to earn.

Etude (n.) A composition in the fine arts which is intended, or may serve, for a study.

Etude (n.) A study; an exercise; a piece for practice of some special point of technical execution.

Etui (n.) A case for one or several small articles; esp., a box in which scissors, tweezers, and other articles of toilet or of daily use are carried.

Etwee (n.) See Etui.

Etym (n.) See Etymon.

Etymic (a.) Relating to the etymon; as, an etymic word.

Etymologer (n.) An etymologist.

Etymological (a.) Pertaining to etymology, or the derivation of words.

Etymologicon (n.) An etymological dictionary or manual.

Etymologist (n.) One who investigates the derivation of words.

Etymologize (v. t.) To give the etymology of; to trace to the root or primitive, as a word.

Etymologize (v. t.) To search into the origin of words; to deduce words from their simple roots.

Etymologies (pl. ) of Etymology

Etymology (n.) That branch of philological science which treats of the history of words, tracing out their origin, primitive significance, and changes of form and meaning.

Etymology (n.) That part of grammar which relates to the changes in the form of the words in a language; inflection.

Etymons (pl. ) of Etymon

Etyma (pl. ) of Etymon

Etymon (n.) An original form; primitive word; root.

Etymon (n.) Original or fundamental signification.

Etypical (a.) Diverging from, or lacking conformity to, a type.

It (pron.) The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them).

It (pron.) As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home.

It (pron.) As a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John.

It (pron.) As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains.

It (pron.) As a substitute for such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with the sick man?

It (pron.) As an indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk).

Itacism (n.) Pronunciation of / (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like e in the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reu/hlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See Etacism.

Itacist (n.) One who is in favor of itacism.

Itacolumite (n.) A laminated, granular, siliceous rocks, often occurring in regions where the diamond is found.

Itaconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C5H6O4, which is obtained as a white crystalline substance by decomposing aconitic and other organic acids.

Itala (n.) An early Latin version of the Scriptures (the Old Testament was translated from the Septuagint, and was also called the Italic version).

Italian (a.) Of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language.

Italian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Italy.

Italian (n.) The language used in Italy, or by the Italians.

Italianate (v. t.) To render Italian, or conformable to Italian customs; to Italianize.

Italianate (a.) Italianized; Italianated.

Italianism (n.) A word, phrase, or idiom, peculiar to the Italians; an Italicism.

Italianism (n.) Attachment to, or sympathy for, Italy.

Italianized (imp. & p. p.) of Italianize

Italianizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Italianize

Italianize (v. i.) To play the Italian; to speak Italian.

Italianize (v. i.) To render Italian in any respect; to Italianate.

Italic (a.) Relating to Italy or to its people.

Italic (a.) Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500.

Italics (pl. ) of Italic

Italic (n.) An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.); -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters.

Italicism (n.) A phrase or idiom peculiar to the Italian language; to Italianism.

Italicism (n.) The use of Italics.

Italicized (imp. & p. p.) of Italicize

Italicizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Italicize

Italicize (v. t. & i.) To print in Italic characters; to underline written letters or words with a single line; as, to Italicize a word; Italicizes too much.

Ita palm () A magnificent species of palm (Mauritia flexuosa), growing near the Orinoco. The natives eat its fruit and buds, drink its sap, and make thread and cord from its fiber.

Itched (imp. & p. p.) of Itch

Itching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Itch

Itch (v. i.) To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.

Itch (v. i.) To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears.

Itch (n.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact.

Itch (n.) Any itching eruption.

Itch (n.) A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also scabies, psora, etc.

Itch (n.) A constant irritating desire.

Itchiness (n.) The state of being itchy.

Itchless (a.) Free from itching.

Itchy (a.) Infected with the itch, or with an itching sensation.

-ite () A suffix denoting one of a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and the like, and frequently used in ridicule; as, a Millerite; a Benthamite.

-ite () A suffix used in naming minerals; as, chlorite, from its characteristic green color; barite, from its heaviness; graphite, from its use in writing.

-ite () A suffix used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end in -ous; as, sulphite, from sulphurous; nitrite, from nitrous acid, etc.

Item (adv.) Also; as an additional article.

Item (n.) An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill.

Item (n.) A hint; an innuendo.

Item (n.) A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.

Itemed (imp. & p. p.) of Item

Iteming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Item

Item (v. t.) To make a note or memorandum of.

Itemize (v. t.) To state in items, or by particulars; as, to itemize the cost of a railroad.

Iter (n.) A passage; esp., the passage between the third and fourth ventricles in the brain; the aqueduct of Sylvius.

Iterable (a.) Capable of being iterated or repeated.

Iterance (n.) Iteration.

Iterant (a.) Repeating; iterating; as, an iterant echo.

Iterate (a.) Uttered or done again; repeated.

Iterated (imp. & p. p.) of Iterate

Iterating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Iterate

Iterate (v. t.) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat; as, to iterate advice.

Iterate (adv.) By way of iteration.

Iteration (n.) Recital or performance a second time; repetition.

Iterative (a.) Repeating.

Ithyphallic (a.) Lustful; lewd; salacious; indecent; obscene.

Itineracy (n.) The act or practice of itinerating; itinerancy.

Itinerancy (n.) A passing from place to place.

Itinerancy (n.) A discharge of official duty involving frequent change of residence; the custom or practice of discharging official duty in this way; also, a body of persons who thus discharge official duty.

Itinerant (a.) Passing or traveling about a country; going or preaching on a circuit; wandering; not settled; as, an itinerant preacher; an itinerant peddler.

Itinerant (a.) One who travels from place to place, particularly a preacher; one who is unsettled.

Itinerantly (adv.) In an itinerant manner.

Itinerary (a.) Itinerant; traveling; passing from place to place; done on a journey.

Itineraries (pl. ) of Itinerary

Itinerary (a.) An account of travels, or a register of places and distances as a guide to travelers; as, the Itinerary of Antoninus.

Itinerated (imp. & p. p.) of Itinerate

Itinerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Itinerate

Itinerate (v. i.) To wander without a settled habitation; to travel from place or on a circuit, particularly for the purpose of preaching, lecturing, etc.

-itis () A suffix used in medical terms to denote an inflammatory disease of; as, arthritis; bronchitis, phrenitis.

Its () Possessive form of the pronoun it. See It.

Itself (pron.) The neuter reciprocal pronoun of It; as, the thing is good in itself; it stands by itself.

Ittria (n.) See Yttria.

Ittrium (n.) See Yttrium.

Itzibu (n.) A silver coin of Japan, worth about thirty-four cents.

Otacoustic (a.) Assisting the sense of hearing; as, an otacoustic instrument.

Otacoustic (n.) Alt. of Otacousticon

Otacousticon (n.) An instrument to facilitate hearing, as an ear trumpet.

Otaheite apple () The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree (Spondias dulcis), also called vi-apple. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the flesh is said to taste like pineapples.

Otaheite apple () A West Indian name for a myrtaceous tree (Jambosa Malaccensis) which bears crimson berries.

Otalgia (n.) Pain in the ear; earache.

Otalgic (a.) Of or pertaining to otalgia.

Otalgic (n.) A remedy for otalgia.

Otalgy (n.) Pain in the ear; otalgia.

Otaries (pl. ) of Otary

Otary (n.) Any eared seal.

Otheoscope (n.) An instrument for exhibiting the repulsive action produced by light or heat in an exhausted vessel; a modification of the radoimeter.

Other (conj.) Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as either . . . or are now used).

Other (pron. & a.) Different from that which, or the one who, has been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second of two.

Other (pron. & a.) Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side of a river.

Other (pron. & a.) Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every second day.

Other (pron. & a.) Left, as opposed to right.

Other (adv.) Otherwise.

Othergates (adv.) In another manner.

Otherguise (a. & adv.) Alt. of Otherguess

Otherguess (a. & adv.) Of another kind or sort; in another way.

Otherness (n.) The quality or state of being other or different; alterity; oppositeness.

Otherways (adv.) See Otherwise.

Otherwhere (adv.) In or to some other place, or places; elsewhere.

Otherwhile (adv.) Alt. of Otherwhiles

Otherwhiles (adv.) At another time, or other times; sometimes; /ccasionally.

Otherwise (adv.) In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.

Otherwise (adv.) In other respects.

Otherwise (adv.) In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.

Othman (n. & a.) See Ottoman.

Otic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the ear; auricular; auditory.

Otiose (a.) Being at leisure or ease; unemployed; indolent; idle.

Otiosity (n.) Leisure; indolence; idleness; ease.

Otis (n.) A genus of birds including the bustards.

Otitis (n.) Inflammation of the ear.

Oto- () A combining form denoting relation to, or situation near or in, the ear.

Otoba fat () A colorless buttery substance obtained from the fruit of Myristica otoba, a species of nutmeg tree.

Otoconite (n.) A mass of otoliths.

Otoconite (n.) An otolith.

Otocrane (n.) The cavity in the skull in which the parts of the internal ear are lodged.

Otocranial (a.) Of or pertaining to the otocrane.

Otocyst (n.) An auditory cyst or vesicle; one of the simple auditory organs of many invertebrates, containing a fluid and otoliths; also, the embryonic vesicle from which the parts of the internal ear of vertebrates are developed.

Otography (n.) A description of the ear.

Otolith (n.) Alt. of Otolite

Otolite (n.) One of the small bones or particles of calcareous or other hard substance in the internal ear of vertebrates, and in the auditory organs of many invertebrates; an ear stone. Collectively, the otoliths are called ear sand and otoconite.

Otolithic (a.) Alt. of Otolitic

Otolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to otoliths.

Otological (a.) Of or pertaining tootology.

Otologist (n.) One skilled in otology; an aurist.

Otology (n.) The branch of science which treats of the ear and its diseases.

Otopathy (n.) A diseased condition of the ear.

Otorrh/a (n.) A flow or running from the ear, esp. a purulent discharge.

Otoscope (n.) An instrument for examining the condition of the ear.

Otoscopeic (a.) Of or pertaining to the otoscope or to otoscopy.

Otoscopy (n.) The examination of the ear; the art of using the otoscope.

Otosteal (n.) An auditory ossicle.

Otozoum (n.) An extinct genus of huge vertebrates, probably dinosaurs, known only from four-toed tracks in Triassic sandstones.

Ottar (n.) See Attar.

Ottawas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who, when first known, lived on the Ottawa River. Most of them subsequently migrated to the southwestern shore of Lake Superior.

Otter (n.) Any carnivorous animal of the genus Lutra, and related genera. Several species are described. They have large, flattish heads, short ears, and webbed toes. They are aquatic, and feed on fish. Their fur is soft and valuable. The common otter of Europe is Lutra vulgaris; the American otter is L. Canadensis; other species inhabit South America and Asia.

Otter (n.) The larva of the ghost moth. It is very injurious to hop vines.

Otter (n.) A corruption of Annotto.

Otto (n.) See Attar.

Ottoman (a.) Of or pertaining to the Turks; as, the Ottoman power or empire.

Ottomans (pl. ) of Ottoman

Ottoman (n.) A Turk.

Ottoman (n.) A stuffed seat without a back, originally used in Turkey.

Ottomite (n.) An Ottoman.

Ottrelite (n.) A micaceous mineral occurring in small scales. It is characteristic of certain crystalline schists.

Ptarmigan (n.) Any grouse of the genus Lagopus, of which numerous species are known. The feet are completely feathered. Most of the species are brown in summer, but turn white, or nearly white, in winter.

Ptenoglossa (n. pl.) A division of gastropod mollusks having the teeth of the radula arranged in long transverse rows, somewhat like the barbs of a feather.

Ptenoglossate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ptenoglossa.

Pteranodon (n.) A genus of American Cretaceous pterodactyls destitute of teeth. Several species are known, some of which had an expanse of wings of twenty feet or more.

Pteranodontia (n. pl.) A group of pterodactyls destitute of teeth, as in the genus Pteranodon.

Pterichthys (n.) A genus of Devonian fossil fishes with winglike appendages. The head and most of the body were covered with large bony plates. See Placodermi.

Pteridologist (n.) One who is versed in pteridology.

Pteridology (n.) That department of botany which treats of ferns.

Pteridomania (n.) A madness, craze, or strong fancy, for ferns.

Pteridophyta (n. pl.) A class of flowerless plants, embracing ferns, horsetails, club mosses, quillworts, and other like plants. See the Note under Cryptogamia.

Pterobranchia (n. pl.) An order of marine Bryozoa, having a bilobed lophophore and an axial cord. The genus Rhabdopleura is the type. Called also Podostomata. See Rhabdopleura.

Pteroceras (n.) A genus of large marine gastropods having the outer border of the lip divided into lobes; -- called also scorpion shell.

Pterocletes (n. pl.) A division of birds including the sand grouse. They are in some respects intermediate between the pigeons and true grouse. Called also Pteroclomorphae.

Pterodactyl (n.) An extinct flying reptile; one of the Pterosauria. See Illustration in Appendix.

Pterodactyli (n. pl.) Same as Pterosauria.

Pteroglossal (a.) Having the tongue finely notched along the sides, so as to have a featherlike appearance, as the toucans.

Pteron (n.) The region of the skull, in the temporal fossa back of the orbit, where the great wing of the sphenoid, the temporal, the parietal, and the frontal hones approach each other.

Pteropappi (n. pl.) Same as Odontotormae.

Pterophore (n.) Any moth of the genus Pterophorus and allied genera; a plume moth. See Plume moth, under Plume.

Pteropod (n.) One of the Pteropoda.

Pteropoda (n. pl.) A class of Mollusca in which the anterior lobes of the foot are developed in the form of broad, thin, winglike organs, with which they swim at near the surface of the sea.

Pteropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pteropoda.

Pterosaur (n.) A pterodactyl.

Pterosauria (n. pl.) An extinct order of flying reptiles of the Mesozoic age; the pterodactyls; -- called also Pterodactyli, and Ornithosauria.

Pterosaurian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pterosauria.

Pterostigmata (pl. ) of Pterostigma

Pterostigma (n.) A thickened opaque spot on the wings of certain insects.

Pterotic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, a bone between the prootic and epiotic in the dorsal and outer part of the periotic capsule of many fishes.

Pterotic (n.) The pterotic bone.

Pterygiums (pl. ) of Pterygium

Pterygia (pl. ) of Pterygium

Pterygium (n.) A superficial growth of vascular tissue radiating in a fanlike manner from the cornea over the surface of the eye.

Pterygoid (a.) Like a bird's wing in form; as, a pterygoid bone.

Pterygoid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pterygoid bones, pterygoid processes, or the whole sphenoid bone.

Pterygoid (n.) A pterygoid bone.

Pterygomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the inner pterygoid plate, or pterygoid bone, and the lower jaw.

Pterygopalatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the pterygoid processes and the palatine bones.

Pterygopodia (pl. ) of Pterygopodium

Pterygopodium (n.) A specially modified part of the ventral fin in male elasmobranchs, which serves as a copulatory organ, or clasper.

Pterygoquadrate (a.) Of, pertaining to, or representing the pterygoid and quadrate bones or cartilages.

Pterylae (pl. ) of Pteryla

Pteryla (n.) One of the definite areas of the skin of a bird on which feathers grow; -- contrasted with apteria.

Pterylography (n.) The study or description of the arrangement of feathers, or of the pterylae, of birds.

Pterylosis (n.) The arrangement of feathers in definite areas.

Ptilocerque (n.) The pentail.

Ptilopaedes (n. pl.) Same as Dasypaedes.

Ptilopaedic (a.) Having nearly the whole surface of the skin covered with down; dasypaedic; -- said of the young of certain birds.

Ptilopteri (n. pl.) An order of birds including only the penguins.

Ptilosis (n.) Same as Pterylosis.

Ptisan (n.) A decoction of barley with other ingredients; a farinaceous drink.

Ptisan (n.) An aqueous medicine, containing little, if any, medicinal agent; a tea or tisane.

Ptolemaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.

Ptolemaist (n.) One who accepts the astronomical system of Ptolemy.

Ptomaine (n.) One of a class of animal bases or alkaloids formed in the putrefaction of various kinds of albuminous matter, and closely related to the vegetable alkaloids; a cadaveric poison. The ptomaines, as a class, have their origin in dead matter, by which they are to be distinguished from the leucomaines.

Ptosis (n.) Drooping of the upper eyelid, produced by paralysis of its levator muscle.

Ptyalin (n.) An unorganized amylolytic ferment, on enzyme, present in human mixed saliva and in the saliva of some animals.

Ptyalism (n.) Salivation, or an excessive flow of saliva.

Ptyalogogue (n.) A ptysmagogue.

Ptysmagogue (n.) A medicine that promotes the discharge of saliva.

Ptyxis (n.) The way in which a leaf is sometimes folded in the bud.

Stabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Stab

Stabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stab

Stab (v. t.) To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person.

Stab (v. t.) Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.

Stab (v. i.) To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.

Stab (v. i.) To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.

Stab (n.) The thrust of a pointed weapon.

Stab (n.) A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab an assassin.

Stab (n.) Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character.

Stabat Mater () A celebrated Latin hymn, beginning with these words, commemorating the sorrows of the mother of our Lord at the foot of the cross. It is read in the Mass of the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, and is sung by Catholics when making "the way of the cross" (Via Crucis). See Station, 7 (c).

Stabber (n.) One who, or that which, stabs; a privy murderer.

Stabber (n.) A small marline spike; a pricker.

Stabbingly (adv.) By stabbing; with intent to injure covertly.

Stabiliment (a.) The act of making firm; firm support; establishment.

Stabilitate (v. t.) To make stable; to establish.

Stability (a.) The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the stability of a throne or a constitution.

Stability (a.) Steadiness or firmness of character, firmness of resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to fickleness, irresolution, or inconstancy; constancy; steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of unusual stability.

Stability (a.) Fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity.

Stable (v. i.) Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.

Stable (v. i.) Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.

Stable (v. i.) Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.

Stable (v. t.) To fix; to establish.

Stable (v. i.) A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable.

Stabled (imp. & p. p.) of Stable

Stabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stable

Stable (v. t.) To put or keep in a stable.

Stable (v. i.) To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel.

Stableboy (n.) Alt. of Stableman

Stableman (n.) A boy or man who attends in a stable; a groom; a hostler.

Stableness (n.) The quality or state of being stable, or firmly established; stability.

Stabler (n.) A stable keeper.

Stable stand () The position of a man who is found at his standing in the forest, with a crossbow or a longbow bent, ready to shoot at a deer, or close by a tree with greyhounds in a leash ready to slip; -- one of the four presumptions that a man intends stealing the king's deer.

Stabling (n.) The act or practice of keeping horses and cattle in a stable.

Stabling (n.) A building, shed, or room for horses and cattle.

Stablish (v. t.) To settle permanently in a state; to make firm; to establish; to fix.

Stablishment (n.) Establishment.

Stably (adv.) In a stable manner; firmly; fixedly; steadily; as, a government stably settled.

Stabulation (n.) The act of stabling or housing beasts.

Stabulation (n.) A place for lodging beasts; a stable.

Staccato (a.) Disconnected; separated; distinct; -- a direction to perform the notes of a passage in a short, distinct, and pointed manner. It is opposed to legato, and often indicated by heavy accents written over or under the notes, or by dots when the performance is to be less distinct and emphatic.

Staccato (a.) Expressed in a brief, pointed manner.

Stack (a.) A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch.

Stack (a.) A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.

Stack (a.) A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.

Stack (a.) A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof. Hence:

Stack (a.) Any single insulated and prominent structure, or upright pipe, which affords a conduit for smoke; as, the brick smokestack of a factory; the smokestack of a steam vessel.

Stack (a.) A section of memory in a computer used for temporary storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved.

Stack (a.) A data structure within random-access memory used to simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack.

Stacked (imp. & p. p.) of Stack

Stacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stack

Stack (n.) To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or place wood.

Stackage (n.) Hay, gray, or the like, in stacks; things stacked.

Stackage (n.) A tax on things stacked.

Stacket (n.) A stockade.

Stack-guard (n.) A covering or protection, as a canvas, for a stack.

Stacking () a. & n. from Stack.

Stackstand (n.) A staging for supporting a stack of hay or grain; a rickstand.

Stackyard (n.) A yard or inclosure for stacks of hay or grain.

Stacte (n.) One of the sweet spices used by the ancient Jews in the preparation of incense. It was perhaps an oil or other form of myrrh or cinnamon, or a kind of storax.

Staddle (v. i.) Anything which serves for support; a staff; a prop; a crutch; a cane.

Staddle (v. i.) The frame of a stack of hay or grain.

Staddle (v. i.) A row of dried or drying hay, etc.

Staddle (v. i.) A small tree of any kind, especially a forest tree.

Staddle (v. t.) To leave the staddles, or saplings, of, as a wood when it is cut.

Staddle (v. t.) To form into staddles, as hay.

Stade (n.) A stadium.

Stade (n.) A landing place or wharf.

Stadimeter (n.) A horizontal graduated bar mounted on a staff, used as a stadium, or telemeter, for measuring distances.

Stadia (pl. ) of Stadium

Stadium (n.) A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical and astronomical measurements. It was equal to 600 Greek or 625 Roman feet, or 125 Roman paces, or to 606 feet 9 inches English. This was also called the Olympic stadium, as being the exact length of the foot-race course at Olympia.

Stadium (n.) Hence, a race course; especially, the Olympic course for foot races.

Stadium (n.) A kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it subtends; especially (Surveying), a graduated rod used to measure the distance of the place where it stands from an instrument having a telescope, by observing the number of the graduations of the rod that are seen between certain parallel wires (stadia wires) in the field of view of the telescope; -- also called stadia, and stadia rod.

Stadtholder (n.) Formerly, the chief magistrate of the United Provinces of Holland; also, the governor or lieutenant governor of a province.

Stadtholderate (n.) Alt. of Stadtholdership

Stadtholdership (n.) The office or position of a stadtholder.

Stafette (n.) An estafet.

Staves (pl. ) of Staff

Staffs (pl. ) of Staff

Staffs (pl. ) of Staff

Staff (n.) A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or srick, used for many purposes; as, a surveyor's staff; the staff of a spear or pike.

Staff (n.) A stick carried in the hand for support or defense by a person walking; hence, a support; that which props or upholds.

Staff (n.) A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office; as, a constable's staff.

Staff (n.) A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

Staff (n.) The round of a ladder.

Staff (n.) A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.

Staff (n.) The five lines and the spaces on which music is written; -- formerly called stave.

Staff (n.) An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.

Staff (n.) The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder.

Staff (n.) An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander of an army. The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution. See Etat Major.

Staff (n.) Hence: A body of assistants serving to carry into effect the plans of a superintendant or manager; as, the staff of a newspaper.

Staffier (n.) An attendant bearing a staff.

Staffish (a.) Stiff; harsh.

Staffmen (pl. ) of Staffman

Staffman (n.) A workman employed in silk throwing.

Stag (n.) The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti.

Stag (n.) The male of certain other species of large deer.

Stag (n.) A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl.

Stag (n.) A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull seg. See the Note under Ox.

Stag (n.) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.

Stag (n.) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock.

Stag (n.) The European wren.

Stag (v. i.) To act as a "stag", or irregular dealer in stocks.

Stag (v. t.) To watch; to dog, or keep track of.

Stage (n.) A floor or story of a house.

Stage (n.) An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.

Stage (n.) A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.

Stage (n.) A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.

Stage (n.) The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.

Stage (n.) A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or carrer; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.

Stage (n.) The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.

Stage (n.) A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.

Stage (n.) A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage of ten miles.

Stage (n.) A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result.

Stage (n.) A large vehicle running from station to station for the accomodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.

Stage (n.) One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.

Stage (v. t.) To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.

Stagecoach (n.) A coach that runs regularly from one stage, station, or place to another, for the conveyance of passengers.

Stagecoachmen (pl. ) of Stagecoachman

Stagecoachman (n.) One who drives a stagecoach.

Stagehouse (n.) A house where a stage regularly stops for passengers or a relay of horses.

Stagely (a.) Pertaining to a stage; becoming the theater; theatrical.

Stageplay (n.) A dramatic or theatrical entertainment.

Stageplayer (n.) An actor on the stage; one whose occupation is to represent characters on the stage; as, Garrick was a celebrated stageplayer.

Stager (n.) A player.

Stager (n.) One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience.

Stager (n.) A horse used in drawing a stage.

Stagery (n.) Exhibition on the stage.

Stage-struck (a.) Fascinated by the stage; seized by a passionate desire to become an actor.

Stag-evil (n.) A kind of palsy affecting the jaw of a horse.

Staggard (n.) The male red deer when four years old.

Staggered (imp. & p. p.) of Stagger

Staggering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stagger

Stagger (n.) To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter.

Stagger (n.) To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.

Stagger (n.) To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.

Stagger (v. t.) To cause to reel or totter.

Stagger (v. t.) To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.

Stagger (v. t.) To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.

Stagger (n.) An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.

Stagger (n.) A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; appopletic or sleepy staggers.

Stagger (n.) Bewilderment; perplexity.

Staggerbush (n.) An American shrub (Andromeda Mariana) having clusters of nodding white flowers. It grows in low, sandy places, and is said to poison lambs and calves.

Staggeringly (adv.) In a staggering manner.

Staggerwort (n.) A kind of ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea).

Stag-horn coral () Alt. of Stag-horn fern

Stag-horn fern () See under Stag.

Stag-horned (a.) Having the mandibles large and palmate, or branched somewhat like the antlers of a stag; -- said of certain beetles.

Staghound (n.) A large and powerful hound formerly used in hunting the stag, the wolf, and other large animals. The breed is nearly extinct.

Staging (n.) A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.

Staging (n.) The business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches.

Stagirite (n.) A native of, or resident in, Stagira, in ancient Macedonia; especially, Aristotle.

Stagnancy (n.) State of being stagnant.

Stagnant (a.) That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the veins.

Stagnant (a.) Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.

Stagnantly (adv.) In a stagnant manner.

Stagnated (imp. & p. p.) of Stagnate

Stagnating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stagnate

Stagnate (v. t.) To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.

Stagnate (v. t.) To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.

Stagnate (a.) Stagnant.

Stagnation (n.) The condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors.

Stagnation (n.) The cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business.

Stagworm (n.) The larve of any species of botfly which is parasitic upon the stag, as /strus, or Hypoderma, actaeon, which burrows beneath the skin, and Cephalomyia auribarbis, which lives in the nostrils.

Stahlian (a.) Pertaining to, or taught by, Stahl, a German physician and chemist of the 17th century; as, the Stahlian theory of phlogiston.

Stahlian (n.) A believer in, or advocate of, Stahlism.

Stahlism (n.) Alt. of Stahlianism

Stahlianism (n.) The Stahlian theoru, that every vital action is function or operation of the soul.

Stail () imp. & p. p. of Stay.

Staid (a.) Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.

Staidly (adv.) In a staid manner, sedately.

Staidness (n.) The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness; sedateness; regularity; -- the opposite of wildness, or levity.

Stail (n.) A handle, as of a mop; a stale.

Stained (imp. & p. p.) of Stain

Staining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stain

Stain (v. t.) To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood.

Stain (v. t.) To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processess affecting, chemically or otherwise, the material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to stain glass.

Stain (v. t.) To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish.

Stain (v. t.) To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.

Stain (v. i.) To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.

Stain (n.) A discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on a garment or cloth.

Stain (n.) A natural spot of a color different from the gound.

Stain (n.) Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.

Stain (n.) Cause of reproach; shame.

Stain (n.) A tincture; a tinge.

Stainer (n.) One who stains or tarnishes.

Stainer (n.) A workman who stains; as, a stainer of wood.

Stainless (a.) Free from stain; immaculate.

Stainlessly (adv.) In a stainless manner.

Stair (n.) One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; -- commonly applied to those within a building.

Stair (n.) A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but originally used in the singular only.

Staircase (n.) A flight of stairs with their supporting framework, casing, balusters, etc.

Stairhead (n.) The head or top of a staircase.

Stairway (n.) A flight of stairs or steps; a staircase.

Staith (n.) A landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars, into vessels.

Staithman (n.) A man employed in weighing and shipping at a staith.

Stake (v. t.) A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc.

Stake (v. t.) A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.

Stake (v. t.) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.

Stake (v. t.) A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.

Stake (v. t.) That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.

Staked (imp. & p. p.) of Stake

Staking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stake

Stake (v. t.) To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.

Stake (v. t.) To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.

Stake (v. t.) To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.

Stake (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a stake.

Stake-driver (n.) The common American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus); -- so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also meadow hen, and Indian hen.

Stakehead (n.) A horizontal bar on a stake, used for supporting the yarns which are kept apart by pins in the bar.

Stakeholder (n.) The holder of a stake; one with whom the bets are deposited when a wager is laid.

Staktometer (n.) A drop measurer; a glass tube tapering to a small orifice at the point, and having a bulb in the middle, used for finding the number of drops in equal quantities of different liquids. See Pipette.

Stal (imp.) Stole.

Stalactic (a.) Alt. of Stalactical

Stalactical (a.) Stalactic.

Stalactoform (a.) Like a stalactite; resembling a stalactite.

Stalactites (pl. ) of Stalactite

Stalactite (n.) A pendent cone or cylinder of calcium carbonate resembling an icicle in form and mode of attachment. Stalactites are found depending from the roof or sides of caverns, and are produced by deposition from waters which have percolated through, and partially dissolved, the overlying limestone rocks.

Stalactite (n.) In an extended sense, any mineral or rock of similar form and origin; as, a stalactite of lava.

Stalactites (n.) A stalactite.

Stalactitic (a.) Alt. of Stalactitical

Stalactitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a stalactite; having the form or characters of a stalactite; stalactic.

Stalactitiform (a.) Having the form of a stalactite; stalactiform.

Stalagmite (n.) A deposit more or less resembling an inverted stalactite, formed by calcareous water dropping on the floors of caverns; hence, a similar deposit of other material.

Stalagmitic (a.) Alt. of Stalagmitical

Stalagmitical (a.) Having the form or structure of stalagmites.

Stalder (n.) A wooden frame to set casks on.

Stale (n.) The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake.

Stale (v. i.) Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.

Stale (v. i.) Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread.

Stale (v. i.) Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed.

Stale (v. i.) Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common.

Staled (imp. & p. p.) of Stale

Staling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stale

Stale (v. t.) To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out.

Stale (a.) To make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle.

Stale (v. i.) That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use.

Stale (v. i.) A prostitute.

Stale (v. i.) Urine, esp. that of beasts.

Stale (v. t.) Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon.

Stale (v. t.) A stalking-horse.

Stale (v. t.) A stalemate.

Stale (v. t.) A laughingstock; a dupe.

Stalely (adv.) In a state stale manner.

Stalely (adv.) Of old; long since.

Stalemate (n.) The position of the king when he can not move without being placed on check and there is no other piece which can be moved.

Stalemate (v. t.) To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.

Staleness (n.) The quality or state of being stale.

Stalk (n.) The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp.

Stalk (n.) The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant.

Stalk (n.) That which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill.

Stalk (n.) An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring.

Stalk (n.) One of the two upright pieces of a ladder.

Stalk (n.) A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids.

Stalk (n.) The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect.

Stalk (n.) The peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans.

Stalk (n.) An iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor.

Stalked (imp. & p. p.) of Stalk

Stalking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stalk

Stalk (v. i.) To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun.

Stalk (v. i.) To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover.

Stalk (v. i.) To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step.

Stalk (v. t.) To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game.

Stalk (n.) A high, proud, stately step or walk.

Stalked (a.) Having a stalk or stem; borne upon a stem.

Stalker (n.) One who stalks.

Stalker (n.) A kind of fishing net.

Stalk-eyed (a.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; -- opposed to sessile-eyed. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans.

Stalking-horse (n.) A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.

Stalking-horse (n.) Fig.: Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense.

Stalkless (a.) Having no stalk.

Stalky (a.) Hard as a stalk; resembling a stalk.

Stall (v. i.) A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.

Stall (v. i.) A stable; a place for cattle.

Stall (v. i.) A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.

Stall (v. i.) A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.

Stall (v. i.) A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.

Stall (v. i.) In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.

Stall (v. i.) The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.

Stalled (imp. & p. p.) of Stall

Stalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stall

Stall (v. t.) To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.

Stall (v. t.) To fatten; as, to stall cattle.

Stall (v. t.) To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.

Stall (v. t.) To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.

Stall (v. t.) To forestall; to anticipitate. Having

Stall (v. t.) To keep close; to keep secret.

Stall (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.

Stall (v. i.) To kennel, as dogs.

Stall (v. i.) To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.

Stall (v. i.) To be tired of eating, as cattle.

Stallage (n.) The right of erecting a stalls in fairs; rent paid for a stall.

Stallage (n.) Dung of cattle or horses, mixed with straw.

Stallation (n.) Installation.

Stalled (a.) Put or kept in a stall; hence, fatted.

Staller (n.) A standard bearer. obtaining

Stall-fed (imp. & p. p.) of Stall-feed

Stall-feeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stall-feed

Stall-feed (v. t.) To feed and fatten in a stall or on dry fodder; as, to stall-feed an ox.

Stalling (n.) Stabling.

Stallion (n.) A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.

Stallmen (pl. ) of Stallman

Stallman (n.) One who keeps a stall for the sale of merchandise, especially books.

Stallon (n.) A slip from a plant; a scion; a cutting.

Stalwart (a.) Alt. of Stalworth

Stalworth (a.) Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent.

Stalwartly (adv.) In a stalwart manner.

Stalwartness (n.) The quality of being stalwart.

Stalworthhood (n.) Alt. of Stalworthness

Stalworthness (n.) The quality or state of being stalworth; stalwartness; boldness; daring.

Stamens (pl. ) of Stamen

Stamina (pl. ) of Stamen

Stamen (n.) A thread; especially, a warp thread.

Stamen (n.) The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.

Stamened (a.) Furnished with stamens.

Stamin (n.) A kind of woolen cloth.

Stamina (n. pl.) See Stamen.

Stamina (n. pl.) The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength.

Stamina (n. pl.) Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; power of endurance; backbone; vigor; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a State.

Staminal (a.) Of or pertaining to stamens or stamina; consisting in stamens.

Staminate (a.) Furnished with stamens; producing stamens.

Staminate (a.) Having stamens, but lacking pistils.

Staminate (v. t.) To indue with stamina.

Stamineal (a.) Alt. of Stamineous

Stamineous (a.) Consisting of stamens or threads.

Stamineous (a.) Of or pertaining to the stamens; possessing stamens; also, attached to the stamens; as, a stamineous nectary.

Staminiferous (a.) Bearing or having stamens.

Staminode (n.) A staminodium.

Staminodia (pl. ) of Staminodium

Staminodium (n.) An abortive stamen, or any organ modified from an abortive stamen.

Stammel (n.) A large, clumsy horse.

Stammel (n.) A kind of woolen cloth formerly in use. It seems to have been often of a red color.

Stammel (n.) A red dye, used in England in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Stammel (a.) Of the color of stammel; having a red color, thought inferior to scarlet.

Stammered (imp. & p. p.) of Stammer

Stammering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stammer

Stammer (v. i.) To make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and diffivulty; to stutter.

Stammer (v. t.) To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; -- sometimes with out.

Stammer (n.) Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter.

Stammerer (n.) One who stammers.

Stammering (a.) Apt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering.

Stammering (n.) A disturbance in the formation of sounds. It is due essentially to long-continued spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm, by which expiration is preented, and hence it may be considered as a spasmodic inspiration.

Stamped (imp. & p. p.) of Stamp

Stamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stamp

Stamp (v. i.) To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.

Stamp (v. i.) To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage.

Stamp (v. i.) To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.

Stamp (v. i.) To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials.

Stamp (v. i.) Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart.

Stamp (v. i.) To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc., into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin.

Stamp (v. i.) To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document.

Stamp (v. i.) To strike; to beat; to crush.

Stamp (v. i.) To strike the foot forcibly downward.

Stamp (n.) The act of stamping, as with the foot.

Stamp (n.) The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die.

Stamp (n.) The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression.

Stamp (n.) that which is marked; a thing stamped.

Stamp (v. t.) A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.

Stamp (v. t.) An offical mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange.

Stamp (v. t.) Hence, a stamped or printed device, issued by the government at a fixed price, and required by law to be affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a receipt stamp, etc.

Stamp (v. t.) An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.

Stamp (v. t.) A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as, these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures bear the stamp of a divine origin.

Stamp (v. t.) Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp.

Stamp (v. t.) A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a pestle, used for pounding or bathing.

Stamp (v. t.) A half-penny.

Stamp (v. t.) Money, esp. paper money.

Stampede (v. t.) A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic.

Stampede (v. i.) To run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.

Stampede (v. t.) To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.

Stamper (n.) One who stamps.

Stamper (n.) An instrument for pounding or stamping.

Stamping () a. & n. from Stamp, v.

Stance (n.) A stanza.

Stance (n.) A station; a position; a site.

Stanched (imp. & p. p.) of Stanch

Stanching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stanch

Stanch (v. t.) To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.

Stanch (v. t.) To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst.

Stanch (v. i.) To cease, as the flowing of blood.

Stanch (n.) That which stanches or checks.

Stanch (n.) A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release.

Stanch (v. t.) Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.

Stanch (v. t.) Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent.

Stanch (v. t.) Close; secret; private.

Stanch (v. t.) To prop; to make stanch, or strong.

Stanchel (n.) A stanchion.

Stancher (n.) One who, or that which, stanches, or stops, the flowing, as of blood.

Stanchion (n.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.

Stanchion (n.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.

Stanchion (n.) A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.

Stanchless (a.) Incapable of being stanched, or stopped.

Stanchless (a.) Unquenchable; insatiable.

Stanchly (adv.) In a stanch manner.

Stanchness (n.) The quality or state of being stanch.

Stood (imp. & p. p.) of Stand

Standing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stand

Stand (n.) To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position

Stand (n.) To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.

Stand (n.) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.

Stand (n.) To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.

Stand (n.) To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.

Stand (n.) To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or resources.

Stand (n.) To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

Stand (n.) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.

Stand (n.) To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

Stand (n.) To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.

Stand (n.) To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.

Stand (n.) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

Stand (n.) To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.

Stand (n.) To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.

Stand (n.) To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.

Stand (n.) To measure when erect on the feet.

Stand (n.) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.

Stand (n.) To appear in court.

Stand (v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.

Stand (v. t.) To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.

Stand (v. t.) To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.

Stand (v. t.) To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.

Stand (v. t.) To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.

Stand (v. i.) The act of standing.

Stand (v. i.) A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.

Stand (v. i.) A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.

Stand (v. i.) A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.

Stand (v. i.) A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.

Stand (v. i.) A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hat stand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.

Stand (v. i.) A place where a witness stands to testify in court.

Stand (v. i.) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.

Stand (v. i.) Rank; post; station; standing.

Stand (v. i.) A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.

Stand (v. i.) A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.

Stand (v. i.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.

Standage (n.) A reservior in which water accumulates at the bottom of a mine.

Standard (n.) A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.

Standard (n.) That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.

Standard (n.) That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.

Standard (n.) The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.

Standard (n.) A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.

Standard (n.) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.

Standard (n.) An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.

Standard (n.) An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.

Standard (n.) The sheth of a plow.

Standard (n.) A large drinking cup.

Standard (a.) Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver.

Standard (a.) Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.

Standard (a.) Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.

Standard (a.) Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.

Standard-bred (a.) Bred in conformity to a standard. Specif., applied to a registered trotting horse which comes up to the standard adopted by the National Association of Trotting-horse Breeders.

Standardize (v. t.) To reduce to a normal standard; to calculate or adjust the strength of, by means of, and for uses in, analysis.

Standard-wing (n.) A curious paradise bird (Semioptera Wallacii) which has two long special feathers standing erect on each wing.

Stand-by (n.) One who, or that which, stands by one in need; something upon which one relies for constant use or in an emergency.

Standel (n.) A young tree, especially one reserved when others are cut.

Stander (n.) One who stands.

Stander (n.) Same as Standel.

Stander-by (n.) One who stands near; one who is present; a bystander.

Standergrass (n.) A plant (Orchis mascula); -- called also standerwort, and long purple. See Long purple, under Long.

Standgale (n.) See Stannel.

Standing (a.) Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.

Standing (a.) Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.

Standing (a.) Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.

Standing (a.) Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees.

Standing (a.) Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed).

Standing (n.) The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.

Standing (n.) Maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of long standing; an officer of long standing.

Standing (n.) Place to stand in; station; stand.

Standing (n.) Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.

Standish (n.) A stand, or case, for pen and ink.

Standpipe (n.) A vertical pipe, open at the top, between a hydrant and a reservoir, to equalize the flow of water; also, a large vertical pipe, near a pumping engine, into which water is forced up, so as to give it sufficient head to rise to the required level at a distance.

Standpipe (n.) A supply pipe of sufficient elevation to enable the water to flow into the boiler, notwithstanding the pressure of the steam.

Standpoint (n.) A fixed point or station; a basis or fundamental principle; a position from which objects or principles are viewed, and according to which they are compared and judged.

Standstill (n.) A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state or rest.

Stane (n.) A stone.

Stang () imp. of Sting.

Stang (n.) A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake.

Stang (n.) In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch.

Stang (v. i.) To shoot with pain.

Stanhope (n.) A light two-wheeled, or sometimes four-wheeled, carriage, without a top; -- so called from Lord Stanhope, for whom it was contrived.

Staniel (n.) See Stannel.

Stanielry (n.) Hawking with staniels, -- a base kind of falconry.

Stank (a.) Weak; worn out.

Stank (v. i.) To sigh.

Stank (imp.) Stunk.

Stank (n.) Water retained by an embankment; a pool water.

Stank (n.) A dam or mound to stop water.

Stannary (a.) Of or pertaining to tin mines, or tin works.

Stannaries (pl. ) of Stannary

Stannary (n.) A tin mine; tin works.

Stannate (n.) A salt of stannic acid.

Stannel (n.) The kestrel; -- called also standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall.

Stannic (a.) Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with stannous compounds.

Stanniferous (a.) Containing or affording tin.

Stannine (n.) Alt. of Stannite

Stannite (n.) A mineral of a steel-gray or iron-black color; tin pyrites. It is a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron.

Stanno- () A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting relation to, or connection with, tin, or including tin as an ingredient.

Stannofluoride (n.) Any one of a series of double fluorides of tin (stannum) and some other element.

Stannoso- (a.) A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting relation to, or connection with, certain stannnous compounds.

Stannotype (n.) A photograph taken upon a tin plate; a tintype.

Stannous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with stannic compounds.

Stannum (n.) The technical name of tin. See Tin.

Stannyel (n.) Alt. of Stanyel

Stanyel (n.) See Stannel.

Stant (3d pers. sing. pres.) Alt. of Stont

Stont (3d pers. sing. pres.) Stands.

Stanzas (pl. ) of Stanza

Stanza (n.) A number of lines or verses forming a division of a song or poem, and agreeing in meter, rhyme, number of lines, etc., with other divisions; a part of a poem, ordinarily containing every variation of measure in that poem; a combination or arrangement of lines usually recurring; whether like or unlike, in measure.

Stanza (n.) An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.

Stanzaic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, stanzas; as, a couplet in stanzaic form.

Stapedial (a.) Of or pertaining to stapes.

Stapelia (n.) An extensive and curious genus of African plants of the natural order Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family). They are succulent plants without leaves, frequently covered with dark tubercles giving them a very grotesque appearance. The odor of the blossoms is like that of carrion.

Stapes (n.) The innermost of the ossicles of the ear; the stirrup, or stirrup bone; -- so called from its form. See Illust. of Ear.

Staphyline (a.) Of or pertaining to the uvula or the palate.

Staphylinid (n.) Any rove beetle.

Staphyloma (n.) A protrusion of any part of the globe of the eye; as, a staphyloma of the cornea.

Staphylomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to staphyloma; affected with staphyloma.

Staphyloplasty (n.) The operation for restoring or replacing the soft palate when it has been lost.

Staphyloraphy (n.) Alt. of Staphylorrhaphy

Staphylorrhaphy (n.) The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft.

Staphylotomy (n.) The operation of removing a staphyloma by cutting.

Staple (n.) A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in bulk; a place for wholesale traffic.

Staple (n.) Hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head.

Staple (n.) The principal commodity of traffic in a market; a principal commodity or production of a country or district; as, wheat, maize, and cotton are great staples of the United States.

Staple (n.) The principal constituent in anything; chief item.

Staple (n.) Unmanufactured material; raw material.

Staple (n.) The fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple.

Staple (n.) A loop of iron, or a bar or wire, bent and formed with two points to be driven into wood, to hold a hook, pin, or the like.

Staple (n.) A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels.

Staple (n.) A small pit.

Staple (n.) A district granted to an abbey.

Staple (a.) Pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town.

Staple (a.) Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade.

Staple (a.) Fit to be sold; marketable.

Staple (a.) Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief.

stapled (imp. & p. p.) of Staple

stapling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Staple

Staple (v. t.) To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton.

Stapler (n.) A dealer in staple goods.

Stapler (n.) One employed to assort wool according to its staple.

Star (n.) One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae.

Star (n.) The polestar; the north star.

Star (n.) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune.

Star (n.) That which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor.

Star (n.) Specifically, a radiated mark in writing or printing; an asterisk [thus, *]; -- used as a reference to a note, or to fill a blank where something is omitted, etc.

Star (n.) A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.

Star (n.) A person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc.

Starred (imp. & p. p.) of Star

Starring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Star

Star (v. t.) To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems.

Star (v. i.) To be bright, or attract attention, as a star; to shine like a star; to be brilliant or prominent; to play a part as a theatrical star.

Star-blind (a.) Half blind.

Starboard (v. t.) That side of a vessel which is on the right hand of a person who stands on board facing the bow; -- opposed to larboard, or port.

Starboard (a.) Pertaining to the right-hand side of a ship; being or lying on the right side; as, the starboard quarter; starboard tack.

Starboard (v. t.) To put to the right, or starboard, side of a vessel; as, to starboard the helm.

Starblowlines (n. pl.) The men in the starboard watch.

Starch (a.) Stiff; precise; rigid.

Starch (n.) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

Starch (n.) Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality.

Starched (imp. & p. p.) of Starch

Starching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Starch

Starch (v. t.) To stiffen with starch.

Star-chamber (n.) An ancient high court exercising jurisdiction in certain cases, mainly criminal, which sat without the intervention of a jury. It consisted of the king's council, or of the privy council only with the addition of certain judges. It could proceed on mere rumor or examine witnesses; it could apply torture. It was abolished by the Long Parliament in 1641.

Starched (a.) Stiffened with starch.

Starched (a.) Stiff; precise; formal.

Starchedness (n.) The quality or state of being starched; stiffness in manners; formality.

Starcher (n.) One who starches.

Starchly (adv.) In a starched or starch manner.

Starchness (n.) Of or pertaining to starched or starch; stiffness of manner; preciseness.

Starchwort (n.) The cuckoopint, the tubers of which yield a fine quality of starch.

Starchy (a.) Consisting of starch; resembling starch; stiff; precise.

Starcraft (n.) Astrology.

Star-crossed (a.) Not favored by the stars; ill-fated.

Stare (n.) The starling.

stared (imp. & p. p.) of Stare

staring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stare

Stare (v. i.) To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object.

Stare (v. i.) To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors.

Stare (v. i.) To stand out; to project; to bristle.

Stare (v. t.) To look earnestly at; to gaze at.

Stare (n.) The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open.

Starer (n.) One who stares, or gazes.

Starf (imp.) Starved.

Starfinch (n.) The European redstart.

Starfish (n.) Any one of numerous species of echinoderms belonging to the class Asterioidea, in which the body is star-shaped and usually has five rays, though the number of rays varies from five to forty or more. The rays are often long, but are sometimes so short as to appear only as angles to the disklike body. Called also sea star, five-finger, and stellerid.

Starfish (n.) The dollar fish, or butterfish.

Stargaser (n.) One who gazes at the stars; an astrologer; sometimes, in derision or contempt, an astronomer.

Stargaser (n.) Any one of several species of spiny-rayed marine fishes belonging to Uranoscopus, Astroscopus, and allied genera, of the family Uranoscopidae. The common species of the Eastern United States are Astroscopus anoplus, and A. guttatus. So called from the position of the eyes, which look directly upward.

Stargasing (n.) The act or practice of observing the stars with attention; contemplation of the stars as connected with astrology or astronomy.

Stargasing (n.) Hence, absent-mindedness; abstraction.

Staringly (adv.) With a staring look.

Stark (n.) Stiff; rigid.

Stark (n.) Complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire.

Stark (n.) Strong; vigorous; powerful.

Stark (n.) Severe; violent; fierce.

Stark (n.) Mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright.

Stark (adv.) Wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mind.

Stark (v. t.) To stiffen.

Starkly (adv.) In a stark manner; stiffly; strongly.

Starkness (n.) The quality or state of being stark.

Starless (a.) Being without stars; having no stars visible; as, a starless night.

Starlight (n.) The light given by the stars.

Starlight (a.) Lighted by the stars, or by the stars only; as, a starlight night.

Starlike (a.) Resembling a star; stellated; radiated like a star; as, starlike flowers.

Starlike (a.) Shining; bright; illustrious.

Starling (n.) Any passerine bird belonging to Sturnus and allied genera. The European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss, and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird, and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also stare, and starred. The pied starling of India is Sternopastor contra.

Starling (n.) A California fish; the rock trout.

Starling (n.) A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling.

Starlit (a.) Lighted by the stars; starlight.

Starmonger (n.) A fortune teller; an astrologer; -- used in contempt.

Starn (n.) The European starling.

Starnose (n.) A curious American mole (Condylura cristata) having the nose expanded at the end into a stellate disk; -- called also star-nosed mole.

Starost (n.) A nobleman who possessed a starosty.

Starosty (n.) A castle and domain conferred on a nobleman for life.

Starproof (a.) Impervious to the light of the stars; as, a starproof elm.

Star-read (n.) Doctrine or knowledge of the stars; star lore; astrology; astronomy.

Starred (a.) Adorned or studded with stars; bespangled.

Starred (a.) Influenced in fortune by the stars.

Starriness (n.) The quality or state of being starry; as, the starriness of the heavens.

Starry (a.) Abounding with stars; adorned with stars.

Starry (a.) Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame.

Starry (a.) Shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes.

Starry (a.) Arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate.

Starshine (n.) The light of the stars.

Starshoot (n.) See Nostoc.

Star-spangled (a.) Spangled or studded with stars.

Starstone (n.) Asteriated sapphire.

started (imp. & p. p.) of Start

starting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Start

Start (v. i.) To leap; to jump.

Start (v. i.) To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.

Start (v. i.) To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business.

Start (v. i.) To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.

Start (v. t.) To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.

Start (v. t.) To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.

Start (v. t.) To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.

Start (v. t.) To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.

Start (v. t.) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.

Start (n.) The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion.

Start (n.) A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.

Start (n.) A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.

Start (n.) The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish.

Start (v. i.) A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.

Start (v. i.) The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.

Start (v. i.) The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.

Start (v. i.) The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.

Starter (n.) One who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race.

Starter (n.) A dog that rouses game.

Startful (a.) Apt to start; skittish.

Startfulness (n.) Aptness to start.

Starthroat (n.) Any humming bird of the genus Heliomaster. The feathers of the throat have a brilliant metallic luster.

Starting () a. & n. from Start, v.

Startingly (adv.) By sudden fits or starts; spasmodically.

Startish (a.) Apt to start; skittish; shy; -- said especially of a horse.

Startled (imp. & p. p.) of Startle

Startling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Startle

Startle (v. t.) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.

Startle (v. t.) To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.

Startle (v. t.) To deter; to cause to deviate.

Startle (n.) A sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.

Startlingly (adv.) In a startling manner.

Startlish (a.) Easily startled; apt to start; startish; skittish; -- said especially of a hourse.

Start-up (n.) One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.

Start-up (n.) A kind of high rustic shoe.

Start-up (a.) Upstart.

Starvation (n.) The act of starving, or the state of being starved.

Starved (imp. & p. p.) of Starve

Starving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Starve

Starve (v. i.) To die; to perish.

Starve (v. i.) To perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent.

Starve (v. i.) To perish or die with cold.

Starve (v. t.) To destroy with cold.

Starve (v. t.) To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder.

Starve (v. t.) To distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender.

Starve (v. t.) To destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air.

Starve (v. t.) To deprive of force or vigor; to disable.

Starvedly (adv.) In the condition of one starved or starving; parsimoniously.

Starveling (n.) One who, or that which, pines from lack or food, or nutriment.

Starveling (a.) Hungry; lean; pining with want.

Starwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Aster. See Aster.

Starwort (n.) A small plant of the genus Stellaria, having star-shaped flowers; star flower; chickweed.

Stasmia (pl. ) of Stasimon

Stasimon (n.) In the Greek tragedy, a song of the chorus, continued without the interruption of dialogue or anapaestics.

Stasis (n.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.

Statable (a.) That can be stated; as, a statablegrievance; the question at issue is statable.

Statal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or existing with reference to, a State of the American Union, as distinguished from the general government.

Statant (a.) In a standing position; as, a lion statant.

Statarian (a.) Fixed; settled; steady; statary.

Statarianly (adv.) Fixedly; steadly.

Statary (a.) Fixed; settled.

State (n.) The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.

State (n.) Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.

State (n.) Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.

State (n.) Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.

State (n.) A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.

State (n.) Estate, possession.

State (n.) A person of high rank.

State (n.) Any body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as, the civil and ecclesiastical states, or the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons, in Great Britain. Cf. Estate, n., 6.

State (n.) The principal persons in a government.

State (n.) The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as, the States-general of Holland.

State (n.) A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic.

State (n.) A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people who are united one government, whatever may be the form of the government; a nation.

State (n.) In the United States, one of the commonwealth, or bodies politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stands in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealth, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited.

State (n.) Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme.

State (a.) Stately.

State (a.) Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.

Stated (imp. & p. p.) of State

Stating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of State

State (v. t.) To set; to settle; to establish.

State (v. t.) To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.

State (n.) A statement; also, a document containing a statement.

Statecraft (n.) The art of conducting state affairs; state management; statesmanship.

Stated (a.) Settled; established; fixed.

Stated (a.) Recurring at regular time; not occasional; as, stated preaching; stated business hours.

Statedly (adv.) At stated times; regularly.

Stateful (a.) Full of state; stately.

Statehood (n.) The condition of being a State; as, a territory seeking Statehood.

Statehouse (n.) The building in which a State legislature holds its sessions; a State capitol.

Stateless (a.) Without state or pomp.

Statelily (adv.) In a stately manner.

Stateliness (n.) The quality or state of being stately.

Stately (superl.) Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, statelymanners; a stately gait.

Stately (adv.) Majestically; loftily.

Statement (n.) The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or in paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his case.

Statement (n.) That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital.

Statemonger (n.) One versed in politics, or one who dabbles in state affairs.

Stateprison () See under State, n.

Stater (n.) One who states.

Stater (n.) The principal gold coin of ancient Grece. It varied much in value, the stater best known at Athens being worth about 1 2s., or about $5.35. The Attic silver tetradrachm was in later times called stater.

Stateroom (n.) A magnificent room in a place or great house.

Stateroom (n.) A small apartment for lodging or sleeping in the cabin, or on the deck, of a vessel; also, a somewhat similar apartment in a railway sleeping car.

States-general (n.) In France, before the Revolution, the assembly of the three orders of the kingdom, namely, the clergy, the nobility, and the third estate, or commonalty.

States-general (n.) In the Netherlands, the legislative body, composed of two chambers.

Statesmen (pl. ) of Statesman

Statesman (n.) A man versed in public affairs and in the principles and art of government; especially, one eminent for political abilities.

Statesman (n.) One occupied with the affairs of government, and influental in shaping its policy.

Statesman (n.) A small landholder.

Statesmanlike (a.) Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman.

Statesmanly (a.) Becoming a statesman.

Statesmanship (n.) The qualifications, duties, or employments of a statesman.

Stateswomen (pl. ) of Stateswoman

Stateswoman (n.) A woman concerned in public affairs.

Stathmograph (n.) A contrivance for recording the speed of a railway train.

Static (a.) Alt. of Statical

Statical (a.) Resting; acting by mere weight without motion; as, statical pressure; static objects.

Statical (a.) Pertaining to bodies at rest or in equilibrium.

Statically (adv.) In a statical manner.

Statics (n.) That branch of mechanics which treats of the equilibrium of forces, or relates to bodies as held at rest by the forces acting on them; -- distinguished from dynamics.

Stating (n.) The act of one who states anything; statement; as, the statingof one's opinions.

Station (n.) The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.

Station (n.) A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.

Station (n.) The spot or place where anything stands, especially where a person or thing habitually stands, or is appointed to remain for a time; as, the station of a sentinel.

Station (n.) A regular stopping place in a stage road or route; a place where railroad trains regularly come to a stand, for the convenience of passengers, taking in fuel, moving freight, etc.

Station (n.) The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.

Station (n.) The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.

Station (n.) The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.

Station (n.) A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.

Station (n.) A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.

Station (n.) A place calculated for the rendezvous of troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot well adapted for offensive measures. Wilhelm (Mil. Dict.).

Station (n.) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc.

Station (n.) Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.

Station (n.) Situation; position; location.

Station (n.) State; rank; condition of life; social status.

Station (n.) The fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, Wednesday and Friday, in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion.

Station (n.) A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.

Station (n.) One of the places at which ecclesiastical processions pause for the performance of an act of devotion; formerly, the tomb of a martyr, or some similarly consecrated spot; now, especially, one of those representations of the successive stages of our Lord's passion which are often placed round the naves of large churches and by the side of the way leading to sacred edifices or shrines, and which are visited in rotation, stated services being performed at each; -- called also Station of the cross.

Stationed (imp. & p. p.) of Station

Stationing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Station

Station (v. t.) To place; to set; to appoint or assign to the occupation of a post, place, or office; as, to station troops on the right of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships on the coasts of Africa.

Stational (a.) Of or pertaining to a station.

Stationariness (n.) The quality or state of being stationary; fixity.

Stationary (a.) Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.

Stationary (a.) Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.

Stationary (a.) Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.

-ries (pl. ) of Stationary

Stationary (n.) One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.

Stationer (a.) A bookseller or publisher; -- formerly so called from his occupying a stand, or station, in the market place or elsewhere.

Stationer (a.) One who sells paper, pens, quills, inkstands, pencils, blank books, and other articles used in writing.

Stationery (n.) The articles usually sold by stationers, as paper, pens, ink, quills, blank books, etc.

Stationery (a.) Belonging to, or sold by, a stationer.

Statism (n.) The art of governing a state; statecraft; policy.

Statist (n.) A statesman; a politician; one skilled in government.

Statist (n.) A statistician.

Statistic (a.) Alt. of Statistical

Statistical (a.) Of or pertaining to statistics; as, statistical knowledge, statistical tabulation.

Statistically (adv.) In the way of statistics.

Statistician (n.) One versed in statistics; one who collects and classifies facts for statistics.

Statistics (n.) The science which has to do with the collection and classification of certain facts respecting the condition of the people in a state.

Statistics (n.) Classified facts respecting the condition of the people in a state, their health, their longevity, domestic economy, arts, property, and political strength, their resources, the state of the country, etc., or respecting any particular class or interest; especially, those facts which can be stated in numbers, or in tables of numbers, or in any tabular and classified arrangement.

Statistics (n.) The branch of mathematics which studies methods for the calculation of probabilities.

Statistology (n.) See Statistics, 2.

Stative (a.) Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters.

Statoblast (n.) One of a peculiar kind of internal buds, or germs, produced in the interior of certain Bryozoa and sponges, especially in the fresh-water species; -- also called winter buds.

Statocracy (n.) Government by the state, or by political power, in distinction from government by ecclesiastical power.

Statua (n.) A statue.

Statuaries (pl. ) of Statuary

Statuary (n.) One who practices the art of making statues.

Statuary (n.) The art of carving statues or images as representatives of real persons or things; a branch of sculpture.

Statuary (n.) A collection of statues; statues, collectively.

Statue (n.) The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a lion.

Statue (n.) A portrait.

Statued (imp. & p. p.) of Statue

Statuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Statue

Statue (v. t.) To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue.

Statued (a.) Adorned with statues.

Statueless (a.) Without a statue.

Statuelike (a.) Like a statue; motionless.

Statuesque (a.) Partaking of, or exemplifying, the characteristics of a statue; having the symmetry, or other excellence, of a statue artistically made; as, statuesquelimbs; a statuesque attitude.

Statuesquely (adv.) In a statuesque manner; in a way suggestive of a statue; like a statue.

Statuette (n.) A small statue; -- usually applied to a figure much less than life size, especially when of marble or bronze, or of plaster or clay as a preparation for the marble or bronze, as distinguished from a figure in terra cotta or the like. Cf. Figurine.

Statuminate (v. t.) To prop or support.

Stature (n.) The natural height of an animal body; -- generally used of the human body.

Statured (a.) Arrived at full stature.

Status (n.) State; condition; position of affairs.

Status in quo () Alt. of Status quo

Status quo () The state in which anything is already. The phrase is also used retrospectively, as when, on a treaty of place, matters return to the status quo ante bellum, or are left in statu quo ante bellum, i.e., the state (or, in the state) before the war.

Statutable (a.) Made or introduced by statute; proceeding from an act of the legistature; as, a statutable provision or remedy.

Statutable (a.) Made or being in conformity to statute; standard; as, statutable measures.

Statutably (adv.) Conformably to statute.

Statute (n.) An act of the legislature of a state or country, declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a positive law; the written will of the legislature expressed with all the requisite forms of legislation; -- used in distinction fraom common law. See Common law, under Common, a.

Statute (a.) An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.

Statute (a.) An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by statute) for the purpose of being hired; -- called also statute fair.

Statutory (a.) Enacted by statute; depending on statute for its authority; as, a statutory provision.

Staunch () Alt. of Staunchness

Staunchly () Alt. of Staunchness

Staunchness () See Stanch, Stanchly, etc.

Staurolite (n.) A mineral of a brown to black color occurring in prismatic crystals, often twinned so as to form groups resembling a cross. It is a silicate of aluminia and iron, and is generally found imbedded in mica schist. Called also granatite, and grenatite.

Staurolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to staurolite; resembling or containing staurolite.

Stauroscope (n.) An optical instrument used in determining the position of the planes of light-vibration in sections of crystals.

Staurotide (n.) Staurolite.

Stave (n.) One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.

Stave (n.) One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.

Stave (n.) A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

Stave (n.) The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.

Staved (imp. & p. p.) of Stave

Stove () of Stave

Staving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stave

Stave (n.) To break in a stave or the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst; -- often with in; as, to stave a cask; to stave in a boat.

Stave (n.) To push, as with a staff; -- with off.

Stave (n.) To delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.

Stave (n.) To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.

Stave (n.) To furnish with staves or rundles.

Stave (n.) To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron; as, to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run.

Stave (v. i.) To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments.

Staves (n.) pl. of Staff.

Staves (pl.) pl. of Stave.

Stavesacre (n.) A kind of larkspur (Delphinium Staphysagria), and its seeds, which are violently purgative and emetic. They are used as a parasiticide, and in the East for poisoning fish.

Stavewood (n.) A tall tree (Simaruba amara) growing in tropical America. It is one of the trees which yields quassia.

Staving (n.) A cassing or lining of staves; especially, one encircling a water wheel.

Staw (v. i.) To be fixed or set; to stay.

Stay (n.) A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship.

Stayed (imp. & p. p.) of Stay

Staid () of Stay

Staying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stay

Stay (v. i.) To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.

Stay (v. i.) To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.

Stay (v. i.) To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.

Stay (v. i.) To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.

Stay (v. i.) To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.

Stay (v. i.) To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.

Stay (v. i.) To cause to cease; to put an end to.

Stay (v. i.) To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.

Stay (v. i.) To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.

Stay (v. i.) To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.

Stay (v. i.) To continue in a state.

Stay (v. i.) To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.

Stay (v. i.) To dwell; to tarry; to linger.

Stay (v. i.) To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.

Stay (v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.

Stay (v. i.) To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.

Stay (v. i.) To change tack; as a ship.

Stay (n.) That which serves as a prop; a support.

Stay (n.) A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.

Stay (n.) Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.

Stay (n.) Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.

Stay (n.) Hindrance; let; check.

Stay (n.) Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.

Stay (n.) Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.

Stayed (a.) Staid; fixed; settled; sober; -- now written staid. See Staid.

Stayedly (adv.) Staidly. See Staidly.

Stayedness (n.) Staidness.

Stayedness (n.) Solidity; weight.

Stayer (n.) One who upholds or supports that which props; one who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains; also, colloquially, a horse, man, etc., that has endurance, an a race.

Staylace (n.) A lace for fastening stays.

Stayless (a.) Without stop or delay.

Staymaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make stays.

Staynil (n.) The European starling.

Staysail (n.) Any sail extended on a stay.

Stayship (n.) A remora, -- fabled to stop ships by attaching itself to them.

Stead (n.) Place, or spot, in general.

Stead (n.) Place or room which another had, has, or might have.

Stead (n.) A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead.

Stead (n.) A farmhouse and offices.

Stead (v. t.) To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.

Stead (v. t.) To fill place of.

Steadfast (a.) Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm.

Steadfast (a.) Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; steady.

Steadfastly (adv.) In a steadfast manner; firmly.

Steadfastness (n.) The quality or state of being steadfast; firmness; fixedness; constancy.

Steadily (adv.) In a steady manner.

Steadiness (n.) The quality or state of being steady.

Steading (n.) The brans, stables, cattle-yards, etc., of a farm; -- called also onstead, farmstead, farm offices, or farmery.

Steady (n.) Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.

Steady (n.) Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object.

Steady (n.) Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.

Steadied (imp. & p. p.) of Steady

Steadying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steady

Steady (v. t.) To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute.

Steady (v. i.) To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.

Steak (v. t.) A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; -- also extended to the meat of other large animals; as, venison steak; bear steak; pork steak; turtle steak.

Steal (n.) A handle; a stale, or stele.

Stole (imp.) of Steal

Stolen (p. p.) of Steal

Stealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steal

Steal (v. t.) To take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.

Steal (v. t.) To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.

Steal (v. t.) To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.

Steal (v. t.) To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.

Steal (v. t.) To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.

Steal (v. i.) To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.

Steal (v. i.) To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.

Stealer (n.) One who steals; a thief.

Stealer (n.) The endmost plank of a strake which stops short of the stem or stern.

Stealing (n.) The act of taking feloniously the personal property of another without his consent and knowledge; theft; larceny.

Stealing (n.) That which is stolen; stolen property; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Stealingly (adv.) By stealing, or as by stealing, furtively, or by an invisible motion.

Stealth (v. t.) The act of stealing; theft.

Stealth (v. t.) The thing stolen; stolen property.

Stealth (v. t.) The bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; -- in either a good or a bad sense.

Stealthful (a.) Given to stealth; stealthy.

Stealthily (adv.) In a stealthy manner.

Stealthiness (n.) The state, quality, or character of being stealthy; stealth.

Stealthlike (a.) Stealthy; sly.

Stealthy (superl.) Done by stealth; accomplished clandestinely; unperceived; secret; furtive; sly.

Steam (n.) The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor.

Steam (n.) The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage.

Steam (n.) Any exhalation.

Steamed (imp. & p. p.) of Steam

Steaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steam

Steam (v. i.) To emit steam or vapor.

Steam (v. i.) To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.

Steam (v. i.) To move or travel by the agency of steam.

Steam (v. i.) To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.

Steam (v. t.) To exhale.

Steam (v. t.) To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.

Steamboat (n.) A boat or vessel propelled by steam power; -- generally used of river or coasting craft, as distinguished from ocean steamers.

Steamboating (n.) The occupation or business of running a steamboat, or of transporting merchandise, passengers, etc., by steamboats.

Steamboating (n.) The shearing of a pile of books which are as yet uncovered, or out of boards.

Steam engine () An engine moved by steam.

Steamer (n.) A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.

Steamer (n.) A steam fire engine. See under Steam.

Steamer (n.) A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations.

Steamer (n.) A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture.

Steamer (n.) The steamer duck.

Steaminess (n.) The quality or condition of being steamy; vaporousness; mistness.

Steamship (n.) A ship or seagoing vessel propelled by the power of steam; a steamer.

Steamy (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, steam; full of steam; vaporous; misty.

Stean (n. & v.) See Steen.

Steaningp (n.) See Steening.

Steapsin (n.) An unorganized ferment or enzyme present in pancreatic juice. It decomposes neutral fats into glycerin and fatty acids.

Stearate (n.) A salt of stearic acid; as, ordinary soap consists largely of sodium or potassium stearates.

Stearic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow.

Stearin (n.) One of the constituents of animal fats and also of some vegetable fats, as the butter of cacao. It is especially characterized by its solidity, so that when present in considerable quantity it materially increases the hardness, or raises the melting point, of the fat, as in mutton tallow. Chemically, it is a compound of glyceryl with three molecules of stearic acid, and hence is technically called tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate.

Stearolic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acetylene series, isologous with stearis acid, and obtained, as a white crystalline substance, from oleic acid.

Stearone (n.) The ketone of stearic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance, (C17H35)2.CO, by the distillation of calcium stearate.

Stearoptene (n.) The more solid ingredient of certain volatile oils; -- contrasted with elaeoptene.

Stearrhea (n.) seborrhea.

Stearyl (n.) The hypothetical radical characteristic of stearic acid.

Steatite (n.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also potstone, lard stone, and soapstone.

Steatitic (n.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, steatite; containing or resembling steatite.

Steatoma (n.) A cyst containing matter like suet.

Steatomatous (a.) Of the nature of steatoma.

Steatopyga (n.) A remarkable accretion of fat upon the buttocks of Africans of certain tribes, especially of Hottentot women.

Steatopygous (a.) Having fat buttocks.

Sted (adv.) Alt. of Stedfastly

Stedfast (adv.) Alt. of Stedfastly

Stedfastly (adv.) See Stead, Steadfast, etc.

Stee (n.) A ladder.

Steed (n.) A horse, especially a spirited horse for state of war; -- used chiefly in poetry or stately prose.

Steedless (a.) Having no steed; without a horse.

Steek (v. t.) Alt. of Steik

Steik (v. t.) To pierce with a sharp instrument; hence, to stitch; to sew; also, to fix; to fasten.

Steel (n.) A variety of iron intermediate in composition and properties between wrought iron and cast iron (containing between one half of one per cent and one and a half per cent of carbon), and consisting of an alloy of iron with an iron carbide. Steel, unlike wrought iron, can be tempered, and retains magnetism. Its malleability decreases, and fusibility increases, with an increase in carbon.

Steel (n.) An instrument or implement made of steel

Steel (n.) A weapon, as a sword, dagger, etc.

Steel (n.) An instrument of steel (usually a round rod) for sharpening knives.

Steel (n.) A piece of steel for striking sparks from flint.

Steel (n.) Fig.: Anything of extreme hardness; that which is characterized by sternness or rigor.

Steel (n.) A chalybeate medicine.

Steeled (imp. & p. p.) of Steel

Steeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steel

Steel (n.) To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a razor; to steel an ax.

Steel (n.) To make hard or strong; hence, to make insensible or obdurate.

Steel (n.) Fig.: To cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish, or other qualities.

Steel (n.) To cover, as an electrotype plate, with a thin layer of iron by electrolysis. The iron thus deposited is very hard, like steel.

Steelbow goods () Those goods on a farm, such as corn, cattle, implements husbandry, etc., which may not be carried off by a removing tenant, as being the property of the landlord.

Steeler (n.) One who points, edges, or covers with steel.

Steeler (n.) Same as Stealer.

Steelhead (n.) A North Pacific salmon (Salmo Gairdneri) found from Northern California to Siberia; -- called also hardhead, and preesil.

Steelhead (n.) The ruddy duck.

Steeliness (n.) The quality of being steely.

Steeling (n.) The process of pointing, edging, or overlaying with steel; specifically, acierage. See Steel, v.

Steely (a.) Made of steel; consisting of steel.

Steely (a.) Resembling steel; hard; firm; having the color of steel.

Steelyard (n.) A form of balance in which the body to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm of a lever, which turns on a fulcrum, and a counterpoise is caused to slide upon the longer arm to produce equilibrium, its place upon this arm (which is notched or graduated) indicating the weight; a Roman balance; -- very commonly used also in the plural form, steelyards.

Steem (n. & v.) See Esteem.

Steem (n. & v.) See 1st and 2nd Stem.

Steen (n.) A vessel of clay or stone.

Steen (n.) A wall of brick, stone, or cement, used as a lining, as of a well, cistern, etc.; a steening.

Steen (v. t.) To line, as a well, with brick, stone, or other hard material.

Steenbok (n.) Same as Steinbock.

Steening (n.) A lining made of brick, stone, or other hard material, as for a well.

Steenkirk (n.) Alt. of Steinkirk

Steinkirk (n.) A kind of neckcloth worn in a loose and disorderly fashion.

Steep (a.) Bright; glittering; fiery.

Steeped (imp. & p. p.) of Steep

Steeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steep

Steep (v. t.) To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.

Steep (v. i.) To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.

Steep (n.) Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.

Steep (n.) A rennet bag.

Steep (v. t.) Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient.

Steep (v. t.) Difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.

Steep (v. t.) Excessive; as, a steep price.

Steep (n.) A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.

Steep-down (a.) Deep and precipitous, having steep descent.

Steepened (imp. & p. p.) of Steepen

Steepening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steepen

Steepen (v. i.) To become steep or steeper.

Steeper (n.) A vessel, vat, or cistern, in which things are steeped.

Steepiness (n.) Steepness.

Steepish (a.) Somewhat steep.

Steeple (n.) A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire.

Steeplechasing (n.) The act of riding steeple chases.

Steeple-crowned (a.) Bearing a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned building.

Steeple-crowned (a.) Having a crown shaped like a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned hat; also, wearing a hat with such a crown.

Steepled (a.) Furnished with, or having the form of, a steeple; adorned with steeples.

Steeply (adv.) In a steep manner; with steepness; with precipitous declivity.

Steepness (n.) Quality or state of being steep; precipitous declivity; as, the steepnessof a hill or a roof.

Steepness (n.) Height; loftiness.

Steep-up (a.) Lofty and precipitous.

Steepy (a.) Steep; precipitous.

Steer (a.) A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.

Steer (v. t.) To castrate; -- said of male calves.

Steered (imp. & p. p.) of Steer

Steering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steer

Steer (n.) To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.

Steer (v. i.) To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.

Steer (v. i.) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.

Steer (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.

Steer (v. t.) A rudder or helm.

Steer (n.) A helmsman, a pilot.

Steerable (a.) Capable of being steered; dirigible.

Steerage (n.) The act or practice of steering, or directing; as, the steerage of a ship.

Steerage (n.) The effect of the helm on a ship; the manner in which an individual ship is affected by the helm.

Steerage (n.) The hinder part of a vessel; the stern.

Steerage (n.) Properly, the space in the after part of a vessel, under the cabin, but used generally to indicate any part of a vessel having the poorest accommodations and occupied by passengers paying the lowest rate of fare.

Steerage (n.) Direction; regulation; management; guidance.

Steerage (n.) That by which a course is directed.

Steerageway (n.) A rate of motion through the water sufficient to render a vessel governable by the helm.

Steerer (n.) One who steers; as, a boat steerer.

Steering () a. & n. from Steer, v.

Steerless (a.) Having no rudder.

Steerling (n.) A young small steer.

Steersmen (pl. ) of Steersman

Steersman (n.) One who steers; the helmsman of a vessel.

Steersmate (n.) One who steers; steersman.

Steeved (imp. & p. p.) of Steeve

Steeving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Steeve

Steeve (v. i.) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.

Steeve (v. t.) To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.

Steeve (v. t.) To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve. See Steeve, n. (b).

Steeve (n.) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; -- called also steeving.

Steeve (n.) A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales, and similar kinds of cargo which need to be packed tightly.

Steeving (n.) The act or practice of one who steeves.

Steeving (n.) See Steeve, n. (a).

Steg (n.) A gander.

Steganographist (n.) One skilled in steganography; a cryptographer.

Steganography (n.) The art of writing in cipher, or in characters which are not intelligible except to persons who have the key; cryptography.

Steganophthalmata (n. pl.) The Discophora, or Phanerocarpae. Called also Steganophthalmia.

Steganopod (n.) One of the Steganopodes.

Steganopodes (n. pl.) A division of swimming birds in which all four toes are united by a broad web. It includes the pelicans, cormorants, gannets, and others.

Steganopodous (a.) Having all four toes webbed together.

Stegnosis (n.) Constipation; also, constriction of the vessels or ducts.

Stegnotic (a.) Tending to render costive, or to diminish excretions or discharges generally.

Stegnotic (n.) A stegnotic medicine; an astringent.

Stegocephala (n. pl.) An extinct order of amphibians found fossil in the Mesozoic rocks; called also Stegocephali, and Labyrinthodonta.

Stegosauria (n. pl.) An extinct order of herbivorous dinosaurs, including the genera Stegosaurus, Omosaurus, and their allies.

Stegosaurus (n.) A genus of large Jurassic dinosaurs remarkable for a powerful dermal armature of plates and spines.

Steik (v. t.) See Steek.

Stein (n. & v.) See Steen.

Steinbock (n.) The European ibex.

Steinbock (n.) A small South African antelope (Nanotragus tragulus) which frequents dry, rocky districts; -- called also steenbok.

Steingale (n.) The stannel.

Steining (n.) See Steening.

Steinkirk (n.) Same as Steenkirk.

Steinkle (n.) The wheater.

Stelae (pl. ) of Stela

Stela (n.) A small column or pillar, used as a monument, milestone, etc.

Stele (n.) Same as Stela.

Stele (n.) A stale, or handle; a stalk.

Stelene (a.) Resembling, or used as, a stela; columnar.

Stell (v. t.) To place or fix firmly or permanently.

Stell (v. t.) A prop; a support, as for the feet in standing or cilmbing.

Stell (v. t.) A partial inclosure made by a wall or trees, to serve as a shelter for sheep or cattle.

Stellar (a.) Alt. of Stellary

Stellary (a.) Of or pertaining to stars; astral; as, a stellar figure; stellary orbs.

Stellary (a.) Full of stars; starry; as, stellar regions.

Stellate (a.) Alt. of Stellated

Stellated (a.) Resembling a star; pointed or radiated, like the emblem of a star.

Stellated (a.) Starlike; having similar parts radiating from a common center; as, stellate flowers.

Stellation (n.) Radiation of light.

Stelled (a.) Firmly placed or fixed.

Steller (n.) The rytina; -- called also stellerine.

Stellerid (n.) A starfish.

Stellerida (n. pl.) An extensive group of echinoderms, comprising the starfishes and ophiurans.

Stelleridan (n.) Alt. of Stelleridean

Stelleridean (n.) A starfish, or brittle star.

Stelliferous (a.) Having, or abounding with, stars.

Stelliform (a.) Like a star; star-shaped; radiated.

Stellify (v. t.) To turn into a star; to cause to appear like a star; to place among the stars, or in heaven.

Stellion (n.) A lizard (Stellio vulgaris), common about the Eastern Mediterranean among ruins. In color it is olive-green, shaded with black, with small stellate spots. Called also hardim, and star lizard.

Stellionate (n.) Any fraud not distinguished by a more special name; -- chiefly applied to sales of the same property to two different persons, or selling that for one's own which belongs to another, etc.

Stellular (a.) Having the shape or appearance of little stars; radiated.

Stellular (a.) Marked with starlike spots of color.

Stellulate (a.) Minutely stellate.

Stelmatopoda (n. pl.) Same as Gymnolaemata.

Stelography (n.) The art of writing or inscribing characters on pillars.

Stem (v. i.) Alt. of Steem

Steem (v. i.) To gleam.

Stem (n.) Alt. of Steem

Steem (n.) A gleam of light; flame.

Stem (n.) The principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any kind; the main stock; the part which supports the branches or the head or top.

Stem (n.) A little branch which connects a fruit, flower, or leaf with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as, the stem of an apple or a cherry.

Stem (n.) The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.

Stem (n.) A branch of a family.

Stem (n.) A curved piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit rests upon its upper end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow.

Stem (n.) Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout.

Stem (n.) Anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached.

Stem (n.) That part of a plant which bears leaves, or rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean.

Stem (n.) The entire central axis of a feather.

Stem (n.) The basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian.

Stem (n.) The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc.

Stem (n.) The part of an inflected word which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base.

Stem (v. t.) To remove the stem or stems from; as, to stem cherries; to remove the stem and its appendages (ribs and veins) from; as, to stem tobacco leaves.

Stem (v. t.) To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.

Stemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Stem

Stemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stem

Stem (v. t.) To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current.

Stem (v. i.) To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.

Stem-clasping (a.) Embracing the stem with its base; amplexicaul; as a leaf or petiole.

Stemless (a.) Having no stem; (Bot.) acaulescent.

Stemlet (n.) A small or young stem.

Stemmata (pl. ) of Stemma

Stemma (n.) One of the ocelli of an insect. See Ocellus.

Stemma (n.) One of the facets of a compound eye of any arthropod.

Stemmer (n.) One who, or that which, stems (in any of the senses of the verbs).

Stemmery (n.) A large building in which tobacco is stemmed.

Stemmy (a.) Abounding in stems, or mixed with stems; -- said of tea, dried currants, etc.

Stemple (n.) A crossbar of wood in a shaft, serving as a step.

Stemson (n.) A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship's frame near the bow.

Stem-winder (n.) A stem-winding watch.

Stem-winding (a.) Wound by mechanism connected with the stem; as, a stem-winding watch.

Stench (v. t.) To stanch.

Stench (v. i.) A smell; an odor.

Stench (v. i.) An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink.

Stench (n.) To cause to emit a disagreeable odor; to cause to stink.

Stenchy (a.) Having a stench.

Stencil (n.) A thin plate of metal, leather, or other material, used in painting, marking, etc. The pattern is cut out of the plate, which is then laid flat on the surface to be marked, and the color brushed over it. Called also stencil plate.

Stenciled (imp. & p. p.) of Stencil

Stencilled () of Stencil

Stenciling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stencil

Stencilling () of Stencil

Stencil (v. t.) To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a stencil.

Stenciler (n.) One who paints or colors in figures by means of stencil.

Stenoderm (n.) Any species of bat belonging to the genus Stenoderma, native of the West Indies and South America. These bats have a short or rudimentary tail and a peculiarly shaped nose membrane.

Stenodermine (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Stenoderma, which includes several West Indian and South American nose-leaf bats.

Stenographed (imp. & p. p.) of Stenograph

Stenographing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stenograph

Stenograph (v. t.) To write or report in stenographic characters.

Stenograph (n.) A production of stenography; anything written in shorthand.

Stenographer (n.) One who is skilled in stenography; a writer of shorthand.

Stenographic (a.) Alt. of Stenographical

Stenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to stenography.

Stenographist (n.) A stenographer.

Stenography (n.) The art of writing in shorthand, by using abbreviations or characters for whole words; shorthand.

Stenophyllous (a.) Having narrow leaves.

Stenosis (n.) A narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice; as, stenosis of the pylorus. It differs from stricture in being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic.

Stenostome (a.) Having a small or narrow mouth; -- said of certain small ground snakes (Opoterodonta), which are unable to dilate their jaws.

Stente (Obs. imp.) of Stent

Stent (obs. p. p.) of Stent

Stent (v. t.) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.

Stent (v. i.) To stint; to stop; to cease.

Stent (n.) An allotted portion; a stint.

Stenting (n.) An opening in a wall in a coal mine.

Stentor (n.) A herald, in the Iliad, who had a very loud voice; hence, any person having a powerful voice.

Stentor (n.) Any species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to the genus Stentor and allied genera, common in fresh water. The stentors have a bell-shaped, or cornucopia-like, body with a circle of cilia around the spiral terminal disk. See Illust. under Heterotricha.

Stentor (n.) A howling monkey, or howler.

Stentorian (a.) Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs.

Stentorin (n.) A blue coloring matter found in some stentors. See Stentor, 2.

Stentorious (a.) Stentorian.

Stentoronic (a.) Stentorian.

Stentorophonic (a.) Speaking or sounding very loud; stentorian.

Stepped (imp. & p. p.) of Step

Stepping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Step

Step (a.) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.

Step (a.) To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.

Step (a.) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

Step (a.) Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.

Step (v. t.) To set, as the foot.

Step (v. t.) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

Step (v. i.) An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.

Step (v. i.) A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder.

Step (v. i.) The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps.

Step (v. i.) A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.

Step (v. i.) A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.

Step (v. i.) Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.

Step (v. i.) Proceeding; measure; action; an act.

Step (v. i.) Walk; passage.

Step (v. i.) A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.

Step (v. i.) In general, a framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.

Step (v. i.) One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.

Step (v. i.) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.

Step (v. i.) The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.

Step (v. i.) A change of position effected by a motion of translation.

Step- () A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, etc., to indicate that the person thus spoken of is not a blood relative, but is a relative by the marriage of a parent; as, a stepmother to X is the wife of the father of X, married by him after the death of the mother of X. See Stepchild, Stepdaughter, Stepson, etc.

Stepbrother (n.) A brother by the marriage of one's father with the mother of another, or of one's mother with the father of another.

Stepchild (n.) A bereaved child; one who has lost father or mother.

Stepchild (n.) A son or daughter of one's wife or husband by a former marriage.

Stepdame (n.) A stepmother.

Stepdaughter (n.) A daughter of one's wife or husband by a former marriage.

Stepfather (n.) The husband of one's mother by a subsequent marriage.

Stephanion (n.) The point on the side of the skull where the temporal line, or upper edge of the temporal fossa, crosses the coronal suture.

Stephanite (n.) A sulphide of antimony and silver of an iron-black color and metallic luster; called also black silver, and brittle silver ore.

Stephanotis (n.) A genus of climbing asclepiadaceous shrubs, of Madagascar, Malaya, etc. They have fleshy or coriaceous opposite leaves, and large white waxy flowers in cymes.

Stephanotis (n.) A perfume said to be prepared from the flowers of Stephanotis floribunda.

Stepladder (n.) A portable set of steps.

Stepmother (n.) The wife of one's father by a subsequent marriage.

Stepparent (n.) Stepfather or stepmother.

Steppe (n.) One of the vast plains in Southeastern Europe and in Asia, generally elevated, and free from wood, analogous to many of the prairies in Western North America. See Savanna.

Stepped (a.) Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs; as, a stepped key.

Stepper (n.) One who, or that which, steps; as, a quick stepper.

Stepping-stone (n.) A stone to raise the feet above the surface of water or mud in walking.

Stepping-stone (n.) Fig.: A means of progress or advancement.

Stepsister (n.) A daughter of one's stepfather or stepmother by a former marriage.

Stepson (n.) A son of one's husband or wife by a former marriage.

Stepstone (n.) A stone laid before a door as a stair to rise on in entering the house.

-ster () A suffix denoting the agent (originally a woman), especially a person who does something with skill or as an occupation; as in spinster (originally, a woman who spins), songster, baxter (= bakester), youngster.

Stercobilin (n.) A coloring matter found in the faeces, a product of the alteration of the bile pigments in the intestinal canal, -- identical with hydrobilirubin.

Stercolin (n.) Same as Serolin (b).

Stercoraceous (a.) Of or pertaining to dung; partaking of the nature of, or containing, dung.

Stercoranism (n.) The doctrine or belief of the Stercoranists.

Stercoranist (n.) A nickname formerly given to those who held, or were alleged to hold, that the consecrated elements in the eucharist undergo the process of digestion in the body of the recipient.

Stercorarian (n.) A Stercoranist.

Stercorary (n.) A place, properly secured from the weather, for containing dung.

Stercorate (n.) Excrement; dung.

Stercoration (n.) Manuring with dung.

Stercorianism (n.) The doctrine or belief of the Stercoranists.

Stercorin (n.) Same as Serolin (b).

Stercory (n.) Excrement; dung.

Sterculiaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sterculiaceae) of polypetalous exogenous plants, mostly tropical. The cacao (Theobroma Cacao) is the most useful plant of the order.

Stere (n.) A unit of cubic measure in the metric system, being a cubic meter, or kiloliter, and equal to 35.3 cubic feet, or nearly 1/ cubic yards.

Stere (v. t. & i.) To stir.

Stere (n.) A rudder. See 5th Steer.

Stere (n.) Helmsman. See 6th Steer.

Sterelmintha (n. pl.) Same as Platyelminthes.

Stereo- () A combining form meaning solid, hard, firm, as in stereo-chemistry, stereography.

Stereobate (n.) The lower part or basement of a building or pedestal; -- used loosely for several different forms of basement.

Stereo-chemic (a.) Alt. of Stereo-chemical

Stereo-chemical (a.) Pertaining to, or illustrating, the hypothetical space relations of atoms in the molecule; as, a stereo-chemic formula.

Stereo-chemistry (n.) Chemistry considered with reference to the space relations of atoms.

Stereochrome (n.) Stereochromic picture.

Stereochromic (a.) Pertaining to the art of stereochromy; produced by stereochromy.

Stereochromy (n.) A style of painting on plastered walls or stone, in which the colors are rendered permanent by sprinklings of water, in which is mixed a proportion of soluble glass (a silicate of soda).

Stereoelectric (a.) Of or pertaining to the generation of electricity by means of solid bodies alone; as, a stereoelectric current is one obtained by means of solids, without any liquid.

Stereogram (n.) A diagram or picture which represents objects in such a way as to give the impression of relief or solidity; also, a stereograph.

Stereograph (n.) Any picture, or pair of pictures, prepared for exhibition in the stereoscope. Stereographs are now commonly made by means of photography.

Stereographic (a.) Alt. of Stereographical

Stereographical (a.) Made or done according to the rules of stereography; delineated on a plane; as, a stereographic chart of the earth.

Stereographically (adv.) In a stereographical manner; by delineation on a plane.

Stereography (n.) The art of delineating the forms of solid bodies on a plane; a branch of solid geometry which shows the construction of all solids which are regularly defined.

Stereometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the solid contents of a body, or the capacity of a vessel; a volumenometer.

Stereometer (n.) An instrument for determining the specific gravity of liquid bodies, porous bodies, and powders, as well as solids.

Stereometric (a.) Alt. of Stereometrical

Stereometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to stereometry; performed or obtained by stereometry.

Stereometry (n.) The art of measuring and computing the cubical contents of bodies and figures; -- distinguished from planimetry.

Stereomonoscope (n.) An instrument with two lenses, by which an image of a single picture projected upon a screen of ground glass is made to present an appearance of relief, and may be viewed by several persons at once.

Stereoplasm (n.) The solid or insoluble portion of the cell protoplasm. See Hygroplasm.

Stereopticon (n.) An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.

Stereoscope (n.) An optical instrument for giving to pictures the appearance of solid forms, as seen in nature. It combines in one, through a bending of the rays of light, two pictures, taken for the purpose from points of view a little way apart. It is furnished with two eyeglasses, and by refraction or reflection the pictures are superimposed, so as to appear as one to the observer.

Stereoscopic (a.) Alt. of Stereoscopical

Stereoscopical (a.) Of or pertaining to the stereoscope; characteristic of, or adapted to, the stereoscope; as, a stereoscopic effect; the stereoscopic function of the eyeglasses; stereoscopic views.

Stereoscopist (n.) One skilled in the use or construction of stereoscopes.

Stereoscopy (n.) The art or science of using the stereoscope, or of constructing the instrument or the views used with it.

Stereostatic (a.) Geostatic.

Stereotomic (a.) Alt. of Stereotomical

Stereotomical (a.) Of or pertaining to stereotomy; performed by stereotomy.

Stereotomy (n.) The science or art of cutting solids into certain figures or sections, as arches, and the like; especially, the art of stonecutting.

Stereotype (n.) A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.

Stereotype (n.) The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.

Stereotyped (imp. & p. p.) of Stereotype

Stereotyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stereotype

Stereotype (v. t.) To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.

Stereotype (v. t.) Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.

Stereotyped (a.) Formed into, or printed from, stereotype plates.

Stereotyped (a.) Fig.: Formed in a fixed, unchangeable manner; as, stereotyped opinions.

Stereotyper (n.) One who stereotypes; one who makes stereotype plates, or works in a stereotype foundry.

Stereotypery (n.) The art, process, or employment of making stereotype plates.

Stereotypery (n.) A place where stereotype plates are made; a stereotype foundry.

Stereotypic (a.) Of or pertaining to stereotype, or stereotype plates.

Stereotypist (n.) A stereotyper.

Stereotypographer (n.) A stereotype printer.

Stereotypography (n.) The act or art of printing from stereotype plates.

Stereotypy (n.) The art or process of making stereotype plates.

Sterhydraulic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a kind of hydraulic press; resembling such a press in action or principle.

Sterile (a.) Producing little or no crop; barren; unfruitful; unproductive; not fertile; as, sterile land; a sterile desert; a sterile year.

Sterile (a.) Incapable of reproduction; unfitted for reproduction of offspring; not able to germinate or bear fruit; unfruitful; as, a sterile flower, which bears only stamens.

Sterile (a.) Free from reproductive spores or germs; as, a sterile fluid.

Sterile (a.) Fig.: Barren of ideas; destitute of sentiment; as, a sterile production or author.

Sterility (n.) The quality or condition of being sterile.

Sterility (n.) Quality of being sterile; infecundity; also, the state of being free from germs or spores.

Sterilization (n.) The act or process of sterilizing, or rendering sterile; also, the state of being sterile.

Sterilized (imp. & p. p.) of Sterilize

Sterilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sterilize

Sterilize (v. t.) To make sterile or unproductive; to impoverish, as land; to exhaust of fertility.

Sterilize (v. t.) To deprive of the power of reproducing; to render incapable of germination or fecundation; to make sterile.

Sterilize (v. t.) To destroy all spores or germs in (an organic fluid or mixture), as by heat, so as to prevent the development of bacterial or other organisms.

Sterlet (n.) A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found in the Caspian Sea and its rivers, and highly esteemed for its flavor. The finest caviare is made from its roe.

Sterling (n.) Same as Starling, 3.

Sterling (n.) Any English coin of standard value; coined money.

Sterling (n.) A certain standard of quality or value for money.

Sterling (a.) Belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of England; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used.

Sterling (a.) Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; conforming to the highest standard; of full value; as, a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling good sense.

Stern (n.) The black tern.

Stern (superl.) Having a certain hardness or severity of nature, manner, or aspect; hard; severe; rigid; rigorous; austere; fixed; unchanging; unrelenting; hence, serious; resolute; harsh; as, a sternresolve; a stern necessity; a stern heart; a stern gaze; a stern decree.

Stern (v. t.) The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder.

Stern (v. t.) The after or rear end of a ship or other vessel, or of a boat; the part opposite to the stem, or prow.

Stern (v. t.) Fig.: The post of management or direction.

Stern (v. t.) The hinder part of anything.

Stern (v. t.) The tail of an animal; -- now used only of the tail of a dog.

Stern (a.) Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits.

Sternage (n.) Stern.

Sternal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum; in the region of the sternum.

Sternbergite (n.) A sulphide of silver and iron, occurring in soft flexible laminae varying in color from brown to black.

Sternebrae (pl. ) of Sternebra

Sternebra (n.) One of the segments of the sternum.

Sterned (a.) Having a stern of a particular shape; -- used in composition; as, square-sterned.

Sterner (n.) A director.

Sternforemost (adv.) With the stern, instead of the bow, in advance; hence, figuratively, in an awkward, blundering manner.

Sternite (n.) The sternum of an arthropod somite.

Sternly (adv.) In a stern manner.

Sternmost (a.) Farthest in the rear; farthest astern; as, the sternmost ship in a convoy.

Sternness (n.) The quality or state of being stern.

Sterno- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the sternum; as, sternocostal, sternoscapular.

Sternocoracoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the coracoid.

Sternocostal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs; as, the sternocostal cartilages.

Sternohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the hyoid bone or cartilage.

Sternomastoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process.

Sternothyroid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the thyroid cartilage.

Sternpost (n.) A straight piece of timber, or an iron bar or beam, erected on the extremity of the keel to support the rudder, and receive the ends of the planks or plates of the vessel.

Sternsman (n.) A steersman.

Sternson (n.) The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; -- called also stern knee.

Sterna (pl. ) of Sternum

Sternums (pl. ) of Sternum

Sternum (n.) A plate of cartilage, or a series of bony or cartilaginous plates or segments, in the median line of the pectoral skeleton of most vertebrates above fishes; the breastbone.

Sternum (n.) The ventral part of any one of the somites of an arthropod.

Sternutation (n.) The act of sneezing.

Sternutative (a.) Having the quality of provoking to sneeze.

Sternutatory (a.) Sternutative.

Sternutatory (n.) A sternutatory substance or medicine.

Sternway (n.) The movement of a ship backward, or with her stern foremost.

Stern-wheel (a.) Having a paddle wheel at the stern; as, a stern-wheel steamer.

Stern-wheeler (n.) A steamboat having a stern wheel instead of side wheels.

Sterquilinous (a.) Pertaining to a dunghill; hence, mean; dirty; paltry.

Sterre (n.) A star.

Sterrink (n.) The crab-eating seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) of the Antarctic Ocean.

Sterrometal (n.) Any alloy of copper, zinc, tin, and iron, of which cannon are sometimes made.

Stert (p. p.) Started.

Sterte () p. p. of Start.

Stertorious (a.) Stertorous.

Stertorous (a.) Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring.

Sterve (v. t. & i.) To die, or cause to die; to perish. See Starve.

Stet (subj. 3d pers. sing.) Let it stand; -- a word used by proof readers to signify that something once erased, or marked for omission, is to remain.

Stetted (imp. & p. p.) of Stet

Stetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stet

Stet (v. t.) To cause or direct to remain after having been marked for omission; to mark with the word stet, or with a series of dots below or beside the matter; as, the proof reader stetted a deled footnote.

Stethal (n.) One of the higher alcohols of the methane series, homologous with ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal salt of stearic acid in spermaceti.

Stethograph (n.) See Pneumatograph.

Stethometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring the external movements of a given point of the chest wall, during respiration; -- also called thoracometer.

Stethoscope (n.) An instrument used in auscultation for examining the organs of the chest, as the heart and lungs, by conveying to the ear of the examiner the sounds produced in the thorax.

Stethoscope (v. t.) To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope.

Stethoscopic (a.) Alt. of Stethoscopical

Stethoscopical (a.) Of or pertaining to a stethoscope; obtained or made by means of a stethoscope.

Stethoscopist (n.) One skilled in the use of the stethoscope.

Stethoscopy (n.) The art or process of examination by the stethoscope.

Steve (v. t.) To pack or stow, as cargo in a ship's hold. See Steeve.

Stevedore (n.) One whose occupation is to load and unload vessels in port; one who stows a cargo in a hold.

Steven (n.) Voice; speech; language.

Steven (n.) An outcry; a loud call; a clamor.

Stew (n.) A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.

Stew (n.) An artificial bed of oysters.

Stewed (imp. & p. p.) of Stew

Stewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stew

Stew (v. t.) To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.

Stew (v. i.) To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.

Stew (v. t.) A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.

Stew (v. t.) A brothel; -- usually in the plural.

Stew (v. t.) A prostitute.

Stew (v. t.) A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.

Stew (v. t.) A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.

Steward (n.) A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like.

Steward (n.) A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain's steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge.

Steward (n.) A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church.

Steward (n.) In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.

Steward (n.) In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.

Steward (v. t.) To manage as a steward.

Stewardess (n.) A female steward; specifically, a woman employed in passenger vessels to attend to the wants of female passengers.

Stewardly (adv.) In a manner, or with the care, of a steward.

Stewardship (n.) The office of a steward.

Stewartry (n.) An overseer or superintendent.

Stewartry (n.) The office of a steward; stewardship.

Stewartry (n.) In Scotland, the jurisdiction of a steward; also, the lands under such jurisdiction.

Stewish (a.) Suiting a stew, or brothel.

Stewpan (n.) A pan used for stewing.

Stewpot (n.) A pot used for stewing.

Stey (n.) See Stee.

Sthenic (a.) Strong; active; -- said especially of morbid states attended with excessive action of the heart and blood vessels, and characterized by strength and activity of the muscular and nervous system; as, a sthenic fever.

Stiacciato (n.) The lowest relief, -- often used in Italian sculpture of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Stian (n.) A sty on the eye. See Styan.

Stibborn (a.) Stubborn.

Stibial (a.) Like, or having the qualities of, antimony; antimonial.

Stibialism (n.) Antimonial intoxication or poisoning.

Stibiated (a.) Combined or impregnated with antimony (stibium).

Stibic (a.) Antimonic; -- used with reference to certain compounds of antimony.

Stibiconite (n.) A native oxide of antimony occurring in masses of a yellow color.

Stibine (n.) Antimony hydride, or hydrogen antimonide, a colorless gas produced by the action of nascent hydrogen on antimony. It has a characteristic odor and burns with a characteristic greenish flame. Formerly called also antimoniureted hydrogen.

Stibious (a.) Antimonious.

Stibium (n.) The technical name of antimony.

Stibium (n.) Stibnite.

Stibnite (n.) A mineral of a lead-gray color and brilliant metallic luster, occurring in prismatic crystals; sulphide of antimony; -- called also antimony glance, and gray antimony.

Stibonium (n.) The hypothetical radical SbH4, analogous to ammonium; -- called also antimonium.

Sticcado (n.) An instrument consisting of small bars of wood, flat at the bottom and rounded at the top, and resting on the edges of a kind of open box. They are unequal in size, gradually increasing from the smallest to the largest, and are tuned to the diatonic scale. The tones are produced by striking the pieces of wood with hard balls attached to flexible sticks.

Stich (n.) A verse, of whatever measure or number of feet.

Stich (n.) A line in the Scriptures; specifically (Hebrew Scriptures), one of the rhythmic lines in the poetical books and passages of the Old Treatment, as written in the oldest Hebrew manuscripts and in the Revised Version of the English Bible.

Stich (n.) A row, line, or rank of trees.

Stichic (a.) Of or pertaining to stichs, or lines; consisting of stichs, or lines.

Stichida (pl. ) of Stichidium

Stichidium (n.) A special podlike or fusiform branch containing tetraspores. It is found in certain red algae.

Stichomancy (n.) Divination by lines, or passages of books, taken at hazard.

Stichometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to stichometry; characterized by stichs, or lines.

Stichometry (n.) Measurement of books by the number of lines which they contain.

Stichometry (n.) Division of the text of a book into lines; especially, the division of the text of books into lines accommodated to the sense, -- a method of writing manuscripts used before punctuation was adopted.

Stichwort (n.) A kind of chickweed (Stellaria Holostea).

Stick (v. t.) A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.

Stick (v. t.) Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.

Stick (v. t.) Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.

Stick (v. t.) A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick.

Stick (v. t.) A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.

Stick (v. t.) A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

Stuck (imp. & p. p.) of Stick

Sticked () of Stick

Sticking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stick

Stick (n.) To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast.

Stick (n.) To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce; as, to stick a needle into one's finger.

Stick (n.) To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve.

Stick (n.) To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth.

Stick (n.) To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards.

Stick (n.) To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork.

Stick (n.) To attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a plaster; to stick a stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner.

Stick (n.) To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type.

Stick (n.) To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.

Stick (n.) To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem.

Stick (n.) To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.

Stick (v. i.) To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.

Stick (v. i.) To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.

Stick (v. i.) To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.

Stick (v. i.) To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at.

Stick (v. i.) To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

Sticked (imp.) Stuck.

Sticker (n.) One who, or that which, sticks; as, a bill sticker.

Sticker (n.) That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.

Sticker (n.) In the organ, a small wooden rod which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.

Sticker (n.) Same as Paster, 2.

Stickfuls (pl. ) of Stickful

Stickful (n.) As much set type as fills a composing stick.

Stickiness (n.) The quality of being sticky; as, the stickiness of glue or paste.

Sticking () a. & n. from Stick, v.

Stickit (a.) Stuck; spoiled in making.

Stick-lac (n.) See the Note under Lac.

Stickled (imp. & p. p.) of Stickle

Stickling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stickle

Stickle (v. i.) To separate combatants by intervening.

Stickle (v. i.) To contend, contest, or altercate, esp. in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.

Stickle (v. i.) To play fast and loose; to pass from one side to the other; to trim.

Stickle (v. t.) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants.

Stickle (v. t.) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening; hence, to arbitrate.

Stickle (v. t. & i.) A shallow rapid in a river; also, the current below a waterfall.

Stickleback (v. t.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus Gasterosteus and allied genera. The back is armed with two or more sharp spines. They inhabit both salt and brackish water, and construct curious nests. Called also sticklebag, sharpling, and prickleback.

Stickler (v. t.) One who stickles.

Stickler (v. t.) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire.

Stickler (v. t.) One who pertinaciously contends for some trifling things, as a point of etiquette; an unreasonable, obstinate contender; as, a stickler for ceremony.

Stick-seed (n.) A plant (Echinospermum Lappula) of the Borage family, with small blue flowers and prickly nutlets.

Sticktail (n.) The ruddy duck.

Stick-tight (n.) Beggar's ticks.

Sticky (superl.) Having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.

Stiddy (n.) An anvil; also, a smith shop. See Stithy.

Stiff (superl.) Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints.

Stiff (superl.) Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated; neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff.

Stiff (superl.) Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff gale or breeze.

Stiff (superl.) Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary.

Stiff (superl.) Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected; starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style.

Stiff (superl.) Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear.

Stiff (superl.) Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; -- opposed to crank.

Stiff (superl.) Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff charge; a stiff price.

Stiff-backed (a.) Obstinate.

Stiffened (imp. & p. p.) of Stiffen

Stiffening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stiffen

Stiffen (v. t.) To make stiff; to make less pliant or flexible; as, to stiffen cloth with starch.

Stiffen (v. t.) To inspissate; to make more thick or viscous; as, to stiffen paste.

Stiffen (v. t.) To make torpid; to benumb.

Stiffen (v. i.) To become stiff or stiffer, in any sense of the adjective.

Stiffener (n.) One who, or that which, stiffens anything, as a piece of stiff cloth in a cravat.

Stiffening (n.) Act or process of making stiff.

Stiffening (n.) Something used to make anything stiff.

Stiff-hearted (a.) Obstinate; stubborn; contumacious.

Stiffish (a.) Somewhat stiff.

Stiffly (adv.) In a stiff manner.

Stiff-necked (a.) Stubborn; inflexibly obstinate; contumacious; as, stiff-necked pride; a stiff-necked people.

Stiff-neckedness (n.) The quality or state of being stiff-necked; stubbornness.

Stiffness (n.) The quality or state of being stiff; as, the stiffness of cloth or of paste; stiffness of manner; stiffness of character.

Stifftail (n.) The ruddy duck.

Stiff-tailed (a.) Having the quill feathers of the tail somewhat rigid.

Stifle (n.) The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; -- called also stifle joint. See Illust. under Horse.

Stifled (imp. & p. p.) of Stifle

Stifling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stifle

Stifle (v. t.) To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the lungs; to choke; to suffocate; to cause the death of by such means; as, to stifle one with smoke or dust.

Stifle (v. t.) To stop; to extinguish; to deaden; to quench; as, to stifle the breath; to stifle a fire or flame.

Stifle (v. t.) To suppress the manifestation or report of; to smother; to conceal from public knowledge; as, to stifle a story; to stifle passion.

Stifle (v. i.) To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration.

Stifled (a.) Stifling.

Stifler (n.) One who, or that which, stifles.

Stifler (n.) See Camouflet.

Stigmas (pl. ) of Stigma

Stigmata (pl. ) of Stigma

Stigma (v. t.) A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.

Stigma (v. t.) Any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.

Stigma (v. t.) That part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower.

Stigma (v. t.) A small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; -- applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots.

Stigma (v. t.) A red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards.

Stigma (v. t.) One of the external openings of the tracheae of insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle.

Stigma (v. t.) One of the apertures of the pulmonary sacs of arachnids. See Illust. of Scorpion.

Stigma (v. t.) One of the apertures of the gill of an ascidian, and of Amphioxus.

Stigma (v. t.) A point so connected by any law whatever with another point, called an index, that as the index moves in any manner in a plane the first point or stigma moves in a determinate way in the same plane.

Stigma (v. t.) Marks believed to have been supernaturally impressed upon the bodies of certain persons in imitation of the wounds on the crucified body of Christ. See def. 5, above.

Stigmaria (n.) The fossil root stem of a coal plant of the genus Sigillaria.

Stigmata (n.) pl. of Stigma.

Stigmatic (n.) A notorious profligate or criminal who has been branded; one who bears the marks of infamy or punishment.

Stigmatic (n.) A person who is marked or deformed by nature.

Stigmatic (n.) A person bearing the wounds on the hands and feet resembling those of Jesus Christ caused by His crucifixion; -- for true stigmantics the wounds are supposed to have been caused miraculously, as a sign of great holiness.

Stigmatic (a.) Alt. of Stigmatical

Stigmatical (a.) Marked with a stigma, or with something reproachful to character.

Stigmatical (a.) Impressing with infamy or reproach.

Stigmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a stigma or stigmata.

Stigmatically (adv.) With a stigma, or mark of infamy or deformity.

Stigmatist (n.) One believed to be supernaturally impressed with the marks of Christ's wounds. See Stigma, 8.

Stigmatization (n.) The act of stigmatizing.

Stigmatization (n.) The production of stigmata upon the body. See Stigma, 8.

Stigmatized (imp. & p. p.) of Stigmatize

Stigmatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stigmatize

Stigmatize (v. t.) To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.

Stigmatize (v. t.) To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy.

Stigmatose (a.) Same as Stigmatic.

Stigonomancy (n.) Divination by writing on the bark of a tree.

Stike (n.) Stanza.

Stilar (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of a dial.

Stilbene (n.) A hydrocarbon, C14H12, produced artificially in large, fine crystals; -- called also diphenyl ethylene, toluylene, etc.

Stilbite (n.) A common mineral of the zeolite family, a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime, usually occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals, also in radiated masses. It is of a white or yellowish color, with pearly luster on the cleavage surface. Called also desmine.

Stile (n.) A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style.

Stile (n.) Mode of composition. See Style.

Stile (v. i.) A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.

Stile (v. i.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised.

Stilet (n.) A stiletto.

Stilet (n.) See Stylet, 2.

Stilettos (pl. ) of Stiletto

Stiletto (n.) A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.

Stiletto (n.) A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery.

Stiletto (n.) A beard trimmed into a pointed form.

Stilettoed (imp. & p. p.) of Stiletto

Stilettoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stiletto

Stiletto (v. t.) To stab or kill with a stiletto.

Still (adv.) Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still.

Still (adv.) Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still.

Still (adv.) Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere.

Still (adv.) Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low.

Still (adv.) Constant; continual.

Still (adv.) Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines.

Still (n.) Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight.

Still (n.) A steep hill or ascent.

Still (a.) To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet.

Still (a.) In the future as now and before.

Still (a.) In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly.

Still (a.) In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives.

Still (a.) Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of But.

Still (a.) After that; after what is stated.

Stilled (imp. & p. p.) of Still

Stilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Still

Still (a.) To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea.

Still (a.) To stop, as noise; to silence.

Still (a.) To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions.

Still (v.) A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and condensation.

Still (v.) A house where liquors are distilled; a distillery.

Still (v. t.) To cause to fall by drops.

Still (v. t.) To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.

Still (v. i.) To drop, or flow in drops; to distill.

Stillage (n.) A low stool to keep the goods from touching the floor.

Stillatitious (a.) Falling in drops; drawn by a still.

-ries (pl. ) of Stillatory

Stillatory (a.) An alembic; a vessel for distillation.

Stillatory (a.) A laboratory; a place or room in which distillation is performed.

Stillbirth (n.) The birth of a dead fetus.

Stillborn (a.) Dead at the birth; as, a stillborn child.

Stillborn (a.) Fig.: Abortive; as, a stillborn poem.

Still-burn (p. pr. & vb. n.) To burn in the process of distillation; as, to still-burn brandy.

Still-closing (a.) Ever closing.

Stiller (n.) One who stills, or quiets.

Stillhouse (n.) A house in which distillation is carried on; a distillery.

Still-hunt (n.) A hunting for game in a quiet and cautious manner, or under cover; stalking; hence, colloquially, the pursuit of any object quietly and cautiously.

Stillicide (n.) A continual falling or succession of drops; rain water falling from the eaves.

Stillicidious (a.) Falling in drops.

Stilliform (a.) Having the form of a drop.

Stilling (n.) A stillion.

Stillion (n.) A stand, as for casks or vats in a brewery, or for pottery while drying.

Stillness (n.) The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity.

Stillness (n.) Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity.

Stillroom (n.) A room for distilling.

Stillroom (n.) An apartment in a house where liquors, preserves, and the like, are kept.

Stillstand (n.) A standstill.

Stilly (a.) Still; quiet; calm.

Stilly (adv.) In a still manner; quietly; silently; softly.

Stilpnomelane (n.) A black or greenish black mineral occurring in foliated flates, also in velvety bronze-colored incrustations. It is a hydrous silicate of iron and alumina.

Stilt (n.) A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.

Stilt (n.) A crutch; also, the handle of a plow.

Stilt (n.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks, stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer.

Stilted (imp. & p. p.) of Stilt

Stilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stilt

Stilt (v. t.) To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.

Stiltbird (n.) See Stilt, n., 3.

Stilted (a.) Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation.

Stiltify (v. t.) To raise upon stilts, or as upon stilts; to stilt.

Stilty (a.) Unreasonably elevated; pompous; stilted; as, a stilty style.

Stime (n.) A slight gleam or glimmer; a glimpse.

Stimulant (a.) Serving to stimulate.

Stimulant (a.) Produced increased vital action in the organism, or in any of its parts.

Stimulant (n.) That which stimulates, provokes, or excites.

Stimulant (n.) An agent which produces a temporary increase of vital activity in the organism, or in any of its parts; -- sometimes used without qualification to signify an alcoholic beverage used as a stimulant.

Stimulated (imp. & p. p.) of Stimulate

Stimulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stimulate

Stimulate (v. t.) To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory.

Stimulate (v. t.) To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity.

Stimulation (n.) The act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated.

Stimulation (n.) The irritating action of various agents (stimuli) on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity; irritation.

Stimulative (a.) Having the quality of stimulating.

Stimulative (n.) That which stimulates.

Stimulator (n.) One who stimulates.

Stimulatress (n.) A woman who stimulates.

Stimulism (n.) The theory of medical practice which regarded life as dependent upon stimulation, or excitation, and disease as caused by excess or deficiency in the amount of stimulation.

Stimulism (n.) The practice of treating disease by alcoholic stimulants.

Stimuli (pl. ) of Stimulus

Stimulus (v. t.) A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor and action.

Stimulus (v. t.) That which excites or produces a temporary increase of vital action, either in the whole organism or in any of its parts; especially (Physiol.), any substance or agent capable of evoking the activity of a nerve or irritable muscle, or capable of producing an impression upon a sensory organ or more particularly upon its specific end organ.

Sting (v. t.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion.

Sting (v. t.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it.

Sting (v. t.) Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.

Sting (v. t.) The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.

Sting (v. t.) A goad; incitement.

Sting (v. t.) The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

Stung (imp. & p. p.) of Sting

Stang () of Sting

Stinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sting

Sting (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.

Sting (v. t.) To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite.

Sting (v. t.) To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.

Stingaree (n.) Any sting ray. See under 6th Ray.

Stingbull (n.) The European greater weever fish (Trachinus draco), which is capable of inflicting severe wounds with the spinous rays of its dorsal fin. See Weever.

Stinger (n.) One who, or that which, stings.

Stingfish (n.) The weever.

Stingily (adv.) In a stingy manner.

Stinginess (n.) The quality or state of being stingy.

Stinging (a.) Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke.

Stingless (a.) Having no sting.

Stingo (n.) Old beer; sharp or strong liquor.

Stingtail (n.) A sting ray.

Stingy (a.) Stinging; able to sting.

Stingy (superl.) Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.

Stunk (imp. & p. p.) of Stink

Stank () of Stink

Stinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stink

Stink (v. i.) To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.

Stink (v. t.) To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

Stink (n.) A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.

Stinkard (n.) A mean, stinking, paltry fellow.

Stinkard (n.) The teledu of the East Indies. It emits a disagreeable odor.

Stinkball (n.) A composition of substances which in combustion emit a suffocating odor; -- used formerly in naval warfare.

Stinker (n.) One who, or that which, stinks.

Stinker (n.) Any one of the several species of large antarctic petrels which feed on blubber and carrion and have an offensive odor, as the giant fulmar.

Stinkhorn (n.) A kind of fungus of the genus Phallus, which emits a fetid odor.

Stinking () a. & n. from Stink, v.

Stinkingly (adv.) In a stinking manner; with an offensive smell.

Stinkpot (n.) An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, -- sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel.

Stinkpot (n.) A vessel in which disinfectants are burned.

Stinkpot (n.) The musk turtle, or musk tortoise. See under Musk.

Stinkstone (n.) One of the varieties of calcite, barite, and feldspar, which emit a fetid odor on being struck; -- called also swinestone.

Stinkweed (n.) Stramonium. See Jamestown weed, and Datura.

Stinkwood (n.) A name given to several kinds of wood with an unpleasant smell, as that of the Foetidia Mauritiana of the Mauritius, and that of the South African Ocotea bullata.

Stint (n.) Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India (Tringa minuta), etc. Called also pume.

Stint (n.) A phalarope.

Stinted (imp. & p. p.) of Stint

Stinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stint

Stint (v. t.) To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.

Stint (v. t.) To put an end to; to stop.

Stint (v. t.) To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.

Stint (v. t.) To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.

Stint (v. i.) To stop; to cease.

Stint (v. t.) Limit; bound; restraint; extent.

Stint (v. t.) Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.

Stintance (n.) Restraint; stoppage.

Stintedness (n.) The state of being stinted.

Stinter (n.) One who, or that which, stints.

Stintless (a.) Without stint or restraint.

Stipe (n.) The stalk or petiole of a frond, as of a fern.

Stipe (n.) The stalk of a pistil.

Stipe (n.) The trunk of a tree.

Stipe (n.) The stem of a fungus or mushroom.

Stipel (n.) The stipule of a leaflet.

Stipellate (a.) Having stipels.

Stipend (n.) Settled pay or compensation for services, whether paid daily, monthly, or annually.

Stipend (v. t.) To pay by settled wages.

Stipendiarian (a.) Acting from mercenary considerations; stipendiary.

Stipendiary (a.) Receiving wages, or salary; performing services for a stated price or compensation.

Stipendiaries (pl. ) of Stipendiary

Stipendiary (n.) One who receives a stipend.

Stipendiate (v. t.) To provide with a stipend, or salary; to support; to pay.

Stipendless (a.) Having no stipend.

Stipites (pl. ) of Stipes

Stipes (n.) The second joint of a maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.

Stipes (n.) An eyestalk.

Stipitate (a.) Supported by a stipe; elevated on a stipe, as the fronds of most ferns, or the pod of certain cruciferous plants.

Stipitiform (a.) Having the shape of a stalk; stalklike.

Stippled (imp. & p. p.) of Stipple

Stippling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stipple

Stipple (v. t.) To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines.

Stipple (v. t.) To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.

Stipple (n.) Alt. of Stippling

Stippling (n.) A mode of execution which produces the effect by dots or small points instead of lines.

Stippling (n.) A mode of execution in which a flat or even tint is produced by many small touches.

Stiptic (a. & n.) See Styptic.

Stipulas (pl. ) of Stipula

Stipulae (pl. ) of Stipula

Stipula (n.) A stipule.

Stipula (n.) A newly sprouted feather.

Stipulaceous (a.) Alt. of Stipular

Stipular (a.) Of or pertaining to stipules; resembling stipules; furnished with stipules; growing on stipules, or close to them; occupying the position of stipules; as, stipular glands and stipular tendrils.

Stipulary (a.) Of or pertaining to stipules; stipular.

Stipulate (a.) Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf.

Stipulated (imp. & p. p.) of Stipulate

Stipulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stipulate

Stipulate (v. i.) To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in resisting the armies of France.

Stipulation (n.) The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement.

Stipulation (n.) That which is stipulated, or agreed upon; that which is definitely arranged or contracted; an agreement; a covenant; a contract or bargain; also, any particular article, item, or condition, in a mutual agreement; as, the stipulations of the allied powers to furnish each his contingent of troops.

Stipulation (n.) A material article of an agreement; an undertaking in the nature of bail taken in the admiralty courts; a bargain.

Stipulation (n.) The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.

Stipulator (n.) One who stipulates, contracts, or covenants.

Stipule (n.) An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.

Stipuled (a.) Furnished with stipules, or leafy appendages.

Stirred (imp. & p. p.) of Stir

Stirring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stir

Stir (v. t.) To change the place of in any manner; to move.

Stir (v. t.) To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.

Stir (v. t.) To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.

Stir (v. t.) To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.

Stir (v. i.) To move; to change one's position.

Stir (v. i.) To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.

Stir (v. i.) To become the object of notice; to be on foot.

Stir (v. i.) To rise, or be up, in the morning.

Stir (n.) The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.

Stir (n.) Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.

Stir (n.) Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.

Stirabout (n.) A dish formed of oatmeal boiled in water to a certain consistency and frequently stirred, or of oatmeal and dripping mixed together and stirred about in a pan; a hasty pudding.

Stiriated (a.) Adorned with pendants like icicles.

Stirious (a.) Resembling icicles.

Stirk (n.) A young bullock or heifer.

Stirless (a.) Without stirring; very quiet; motionless.

Stirp (n.) Stock; race; family.

Stirpiculture (n.) The breeding of special stocks or races.

Stirpes (pl. ) of Stirps

Stirps (n.) Stock; race; family.

Stirps (n.) A race, or a fixed and permanent variety.

Stirrage (n.) The act of stirring; stir; commotion.

Stirrer (n.) One who, or that which, stirs something; also, one who moves about, especially after sleep; as, an early stirrer.

Stirring (a.) Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life.

Stirrup (v. i.) A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, -- used to assist a person in mounting a horse, and to enable him to sit steadily in riding, as well as to relieve him by supporting a part of the weight of the body.

Stirrup (v. i.) Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See Bridle iron.

Stirrup (v. i.) A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope.

Stirt (v. i.) Started; leaped.

Stirte () imp. of Start, v. i. & t.

Stitch (v. i.) A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.

Stitch (v. i.) A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch.

Stitch (v. i.) A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.

Stitch (v. i.) A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side.

Stitch (v. i.) A contortion, or twist.

Stitch (v. i.) Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes.

Stitch (v. i.) A furrow.

Stitched (imp. & p. p.) of Stitch

Stitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stitch

Stitch (v. t.) To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom.

Stitch (v. t.) To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.

Stitch (v. t.) To form land into ridges.

Stitch (v. i.) To practice stitching, or needlework.

Stitchel (n.) A kind of hairy wool.

Stitcher (n.) One who stitches; a seamstress.

Stitchery (n.) Needlework; -- in contempt.

Stitching (n.) The act of one who stitches.

Stitching (n.) Work done by sewing, esp. when a continuous line of stitches is shown on the surface; stitches, collectively.

Stitchwort (n.) See Stichwort.

Stith (a.) Strong; stiff; rigid.

Stith (n.) An anvil; a stithy.

Stithy (n.) An anvil.

Stithy (n.) A smith's shop; a smithy; a smithery; a forge.

Stithy (v. t.) To forge on an anvil.

Stived (imp. & p. p.) of Stive

Stiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stive

Stive (v. t.) To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling.

Stive (v. i.) To be stifled or suffocated.

Stive (n.) The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or grinding.

Stiver (n.) A Dutch coin, and money of account, of the value of two cents, or about one penny sterling; hence, figuratively, anything of little worth.

Stives (n. pl.) Stews; a brothel.

Stoak (v. t.) To stop; to choke.

Stoat (n.) The ermine in its summer pelage, when it is reddish brown, but with a black tip to the tail. The name is sometimes applied also to other brown weasels.

Stocah (n.) A menial attendant.

Stoccade (n. & v.) See Stockade.

Stoccado (n.) A stab; a thrust with a rapier.

Stochastic (a.) Conjectural; able to conjecture.

Stock (n.) The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.

Stock (n.) The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.

Stock (n.) A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.

Stock (n.) Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.

Stock (n.) The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached.

Stock (n.) The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage.

Stock (n.) The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.

Stock (n.) The block of wood or metal frame which constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock.

Stock (n.) The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor.

Stock (n.) The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.

Stock (n.) A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.

Stock (n.) The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness. See Counterfoil.

Stock (n.) The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family.

Stock (n.) Money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares.

Stock (n.) Same as Stock account, below.

Stock (n.) Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions.

Stock (n.) Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock.

Stock (n.) That portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of certain games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank.

Stock (n.) A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.

Stock (n.) A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings).

Stock (n.) A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.

Stock (n.) A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.

Stock (n.) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.

Stock (n.) Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.

Stock (n.) Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock (Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock (M. annua).

Stock (n.) An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.

Stock (n.) A race or variety in a species.

Stock (n.) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc.

Stock (n.) The beater of a fulling mill.

Stock (n.) A liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc.

Stocked (imp. & p. p.) of Stock

Stocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stock

Stock (v. t.) To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.

Stock (v. t.) To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.

Stock (v. t.) To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.

Stock (v. t.) To put in the stocks.

Stock (a.) Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon.

Stockade (v. t.) A line of stout posts or timbers set firmly in the earth in contact with each other (and usually with loopholes) to form a barrier, or defensive fortification.

Stockade (v. t.) An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.

Stockaded (imp. & p. p.) of Stockade

Stockading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stockade

Stockade (v. t.) To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.

Stock-blind (a.) Blind as a stock; wholly blind.

Stockbroker (n.) A broker who deals in stocks.

Stockdove (n.) A common European wild pigeon (Columba aenas), so called because at one time believed to be the stock of the domestic pigeon, or, according to some, from its breeding in the stocks, or trunks, of trees.

Stocker (n.) One who makes or fits stocks, as of guns or gun carriages, etc.

Stockfish (n.) Salted and dried fish, especially codfish, hake, ling, and torsk; also, codfish dried without being salted.

Stockfish (n.) Young fresh cod.

Stockholder (n.) One who is a holder or proprietor of stock in the public funds, or in the funds of a bank or other stock company.

Stockinet (n.) An elastic textile fabric imitating knitting, of which stockings, under-garments, etc., are made.

Stocking (n.) A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.

Stocking (v. t.) To dress in GBs.

Stockinger (n.) A stocking weaver.

Stockish (a.) Like a stock; stupid; blockish.

Stockjobber (n.) One who speculates in stocks for gain; one whose occupation is to buy and sell stocks. In England a jobber acts as an intermediary between brokers.

Stockjobbing (n.) The act or art of dealing in stocks; the business of a stockjobber.

Stockmen (pl. ) of Stockman

Stockman (n.) A herdsman; a ranchman; one owning, or having charge of, herds of live stock.

Stock-still (a.) Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still.

Stockwork (n.) A system of working in ore, etc., when it lies not in strata or veins, but in solid masses, so as to be worked in chambers or stories.

Stockwork (n.) A metalliferous deposit characterized by the impregnation of the mass of rock with many small veins or nests irregularly grouped. This kind of deposit is especially common with tin ore. Such deposits are worked in floors or stories.

Stocky (a.) Short and thick; thick rather than tall or corpulent.

Stocky (a.) Headstrong.

Stodgy (a.) Wet.

Stoechiology (n.) Alt. of Stoechiometry

Stoechiometry (n.) See Stoichiology, Stoichiometry, etc.

Stoic (n.) A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.

Stoic (n.) Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.

Stoic (n.) Alt. of Stoical

Stoical (n.) Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.

Stoical (n.) Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to pleasure or pain.

Stoichiological (a.) Of or pertaining to stoichiology.

Stoichiology (n.) That part of the science of physiology which treats of the elements, or principles, composing animal tissues.

Stoichiology (n.) The doctrine of the elementary requisites of mere thought.

Stoichiology (n.) The statement or discussion of the first principles of any science or art.

Stoichiometric (a.) Alt. of Stoichiometrical

Stoichiometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to stoichiometry; employed in, or obtained by, stoichiometry.

Stoichiometry (n.) The art or process of calculating the atomic proportions, combining weights, and other numerical relations of chemical elements and their compounds.

Stoicism (n.) The opinions and maxims of the Stoics.

Stoicism (n.) A real or pretended indifference to pleasure or pain; insensibility; impassiveness.

Stoicity (n.) Stoicism.

Stoke (v. t.) To stick; to thrust; to stab.

Stoke (v. t.) To poke or stir up, as a fire; hence, to tend, as the fire of a furnace, boiler, etc.

Stoke (v. i.) To poke or stir up a fire; hence, to tend the fires of furnaces, steamers, etc.

Stokehole (n.) The mouth to the grate of a furnace; also, the space in front of the furnace, where the stokers stand.

Stoker (v. t.) One who is employed to tend a furnace and supply it with fuel, especially the furnace of a locomotive or of a marine steam boiler; also, a machine for feeding fuel to a fire.

Stoker (v. t.) A fire poker.

Stokey (a.) Close; sultry.

Stolae (pl. ) of Stola

Stola (n.) A long garment, descending to the ankles, worn by Roman women.

Stole () imp. of Steal.

Stole (n.) A stolon.

Stole (n.) A long, loose garment reaching to the feet.

Stole (n.) A narrow band of silk or stuff, sometimes enriched with embroidery and jewels, worn on the left shoulder of deacons, and across both shoulders of bishops and priests, pendent on each side nearly to the ground. At Mass, it is worn crossed on the breast by priests. It is used in various sacred functions.

Stoled (a.) Having or wearing a stole.

Stolen () p. p. of Steal.

Stolid (a.) Hopelessly insensible or stupid; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish.

Stolidity (n.) The state or quality of being stolid; dullness of intellect; obtuseness; stupidity.

Stolidness (n.) Same as Stolidity.

Stolon (n.) A trailing branch which is disposed to take root at the end or at the joints; a stole.

Stolon (n.) An extension of the integument of the body, or of the body wall, from which buds are developed, giving rise to new zooids, and thus forming a compound animal in which the zooids usually remain united by the stolons. Such stolons are often present in Anthozoa, Hydroidea, Bryozoa, and social ascidians. See Illust. under Scyphistoma.

Stoloniferous (a.) Producing stolons; putting forth suckers.

Stomata (pl. ) of Stoma

Stoma (n.) One of the minute apertures between the cells in many serous membranes.

Stoma (n.) The minute breathing pores of leaves or other organs opening into the intercellular spaces, and usually bordered by two contractile cells.

Stoma (n.) The line of dehiscence of the sporangium of a fern. It is usually marked by two transversely elongated cells. See Illust. of Sporangium.

Stoma (n.) A stigma. See Stigma, n., 6 (a) & (b).

Stomach (n.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See Digestion, and Gastric juice, under Gastric.

Stomach (n.) The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef.

Stomach (n.) Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.

Stomach (n.) Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness.

Stomach (n.) Pride; haughtiness; arrogance.

Stomached (imp. & p. p.) of Stomach

Stomaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stomach

Stomach (v. t.) To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.

Stomach (v. t.) To bear without repugnance; to brook.

Stomach (v. i.) To be angry.

Stomachal (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach; gastric.

Stomachal (a.) Helping the stomach; stomachic; cordial.

Stomachal (n.) A stomachic.

Stomacher (n.) One who stomachs.

Stomacher (n.) An ornamental covering for the breast, worn originally both by men and women. Those worn by women were often richly decorated.

Stomachful (a.) Willfully obstinate; stubborn; perverse.

Stomachic (a.) Alt. of Stomachical

Stomachical (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach; as, stomachic vessels.

Stomachical (a.) Strengthening to the stomach; exciting the action of the stomach; stomachal; cordial.

Stomachic (n.) A medicine that strengthens the stomach and excites its action.

Stomaching (n.) Resentment.

Stomachless (a.) Being without a stomach.

Stomachless (a.) Having no appetite.

Stomachous (a.) Stout; sullen; obstinate.

Stomachy (a.) Obstinate; sullen; haughty.

Stomapod (n.) One of the Stomapoda.

Stomapoda (n. pl.) An order of Crustacea including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains a part of the stomach and heart; the abdominal appendages are large, and bear the gills. Called also Gastrula, Stomatopoda, and Squilloidea.

Stomate (n.) A stoma.

Stomatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a stoma; of the nature of a stoma.

Stomatic (n.) A medicine for diseases of the mouth.

Stomatiferous (a.) Having or producing stomata.

Stomatitis (n.) Inflammation of the mouth.

Stomatoda (n. pl.) A division of Protozoa in which a mouthlike opening exists.

Stomatodaeum (n.) Same as Stomodaeum.

Stomatode (a.) Having a mouth; -- applied to certain Protozoa.

Stomatode (n.) One of the Stomatoda.

Stomatogastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the mouth and the stomach; as, the stomatogastric ganglion of certain Mollusca.

Stomatoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the operation of forming a mouth where the aperture has been contracted, or in any way deformed.

Stomatopod (n.) One of the Stomatopoda.

Stomatopoda (n. pl.) Same as Stomapoda.

Stomatopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Stomatopoda.

Stomatoscope (n.) An apparatus for examining the interior of the mouth.

Stomatous (a.) Having a stoma.

Stomodaeum (n.) A part of the alimentary canal. See under Mesenteron.

Stomodaeum (n.) The primitive mouth and esophagus of the embryo of annelids and arthropods.

Stomp (v. i.) To stamp with the foot.

Stond (n.) Stop; halt; hindrance.

Stond (n.) A stand; a post; a station.

Stond (v. i.) To stand.

Stone (n.) Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.

Stone (n.) A precious stone; a gem.

Stone (n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -

Stone (n.) The glass of a mirror; a mirror.

Stone (n.) A monument to the dead; a gravestone.

Stone (n.) A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.

Stone (n.) One of the testes; a testicle.

Stone (n.) The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.

Stone (n.) A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.

Stone (n.) Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.

Stone (n.) A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone.

Stoned (imp. & p. p.) of Stone

Stoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stone

Stone (n.) To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.

Stone (n.) To make like stone; to harden.

Stone (n.) To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.

Stone (n.) To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.

Stone (n.) To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.

Stonebird (n.) The yellowlegs; -- called also stone snipe. See Tattler, 2.

Stone-blind (a.) As blind as a stone; completely blind.

Stonebow (n.) A kind of crossbow formerly used for shooting stones.

Stonebrash (n.) A subsoil made up of small stones or finely-broken rock; brash.

Stonebrearer (n.) A machine for crushing or hammering stone.

Stonebuck (n.) See Steinbock.

Stonechat (n.) A small, active, and very common European singing bird (Pratincola rubicola); -- called also chickstone, stonechacker, stonechatter, stoneclink, stonesmith.

Stonechat (n.) The wheatear.

Stonechat (n.) The blue titmouse.

Stone-cold (a.) Cold as a stone.

Stonecray (n.) A distemper in hawks.

Stonecrop (n.) A sort of tree.

Stonecrop (n.) Any low succulent plant of the genus Sedum, esp. Sedum acre, which is common on bare rocks in Europe, and is spreading in parts of America. See Orpine.

Stonecutter (n.) One whose occupation is to cut stone; also, a machine for dressing stone.

Stonecutting (n.) Hewing or dressing stone.

Stone-dead (a.) As dead as a stone.

Stone-deaf (a.) As deaf as a stone; completely deaf.

Stonegall (n.) See Stannel.

Stonehatch (n.) The ring plover, or dotterel.

Stone-hearted (a.) Hard-hearted; cruel; pitiless; unfeeling.

Stonehenge (n.) An assemblage of upright stones with others placed horizontally on their tops, on Salisbury Plain, England, -- generally supposed to be the remains of an ancient Druidical temple.

Stone-horse (n.) Stallion.

Stoner (n.) One who stones; one who makes an assault with stones.

Stoner (n.) One who walls with stones.

Stoneroot (n.) A North American plant (Collinsonia Canadensis) having a very hard root; horse balm. See Horse balm, under Horse.

Stonerunner (n.) The ring plover, or the ringed dotterel.

Stonerunner (n.) The dotterel.

Stonesmickle (n.) The stonechat; -- called also stonesmitch.

Stone-still (a.) As still as a stone.

Stoneware (n.) A species of coarse potter's ware, glazed and baked.

Stoneweed (n.) Any plant of the genus Lithospermum, herbs having a fruit composed of four stony nutlets.

Stonework (n.) Work or wall consisting of stone; mason's work of stone.

Stonewort (n.) Any plant of the genus Chara; -- so called because they are often incrusted with carbonate of lime. See Chara.

Stonily (adv.) In a stony manner.

Stoniness (n.) The quality or state of being stony.

Stonish (a.) Stony.

Stont () 3d pers. sing. present of Stand.

Stony (superl.) Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust.

Stony (superl.) Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific.

Stony (superl.) Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze.

Stood () imp. & p. p. of Stand.

Stook (n.) A small collection of sheaves set up in the field; a shock; in England, twelve sheaves.

Stooked (imp. & p. p.) of Stook

Stooking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stook

Stook (v. t.) To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks.

Stool (n.) A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

Stool (v. i.) To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

Stool (n.) A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses.

Stool (n.) A seat used in evacuating the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels.

Stool (n.) A stool pigeon, or decoy bird.

Stool (n.) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays.

Stool (n.) A bishop's seat or see; a bishop-stool.

Stool (n.) A bench or form for resting the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool.

Stool (n.) Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.

Stoolball (n.) A kind of game with balls, formerly common in England, esp. with young women.

Stoom (v. t.) To stum.

Stoop (n.) Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door.

Stoop (n.) A vessel of liquor; a flagon.

Stoop (n.) A post fixed in the earth.

Stooped (imp. & p. p.) of Stoop

Stooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stoop

Stoop (v. i.) To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward; to bend or lean forward; to incline forward in standing or walking; to assume habitually a bent position.

Stoop (v. i.) To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.

Stoop (v. i.) To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.

Stoop (v. i.) To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.

Stoop (v. i.) To sink when on the wing; to alight.

Stoop (v. t.) To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body.

Stoop (v. t.) To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor.

Stoop (v. t.) To cause to submit; to prostrate.

Stoop (v. t.) To degrade.

Stoop (n.) The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.

Stoop (n.) Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.

Stoop (n.) The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.

Stooper (n.) One who stoops.

Stooping () a. & n. from Stoop.

Stoor (v. i.) To rise in clouds, as dust.

Stoor (a.) Alt. of Stor

Stor (a.) Strong; powerful; hardy; bold; audacious.

Stopped (imp. & p. p.) of Stop

Stopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stop

Stop (v. t.) To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.

Stop (v. t.) To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.

Stop (v. t.) To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.

Stop (v. t.) To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.

Stop (v. t.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.

Stop (v. t.) To point, as a composition; to punctuate.

Stop (v. t.) To make fast; to stopper.

Stop (v. i.) To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.

Stop (v. i.) To cease from any motion, or course of action.

Stop (v. i.) To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.

Stop (n.) The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.

Stop (n.) That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.

Stop (n.) A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.

Stop (n.) The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated.

Stop (n.) In the organ, one of the knobs or handles at each side of the organist, by which he can draw on or shut off any register or row of pipes; the register itself; as, the vox humana stop.

Stop (n.) A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far.

Stop (n.) A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation.

Stop (n.) The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.

Stop (n.) The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds.

Stop (n.) Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed.

Stopcock (n.) A bib, faucet, or short pipe, fitted with a turning stopper or plug for permitting or restraining the flow of a liquid or gas; a cock or valve for checking or regulating the flow of water, gas, etc., through or from a pipe, etc.

Stopcock (n.) The turning plug, stopper, or spigot of a faucet.

Stope (v. i.) A horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps.

Stoped (imp. & p. p.) of Stope

Stoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stope

Stope (v. t.) To excavate in the form of stopes.

Stope (v. t.) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.

Stope (p. p.) Alt. of Stopen

Stopen (p. p.) Stepped; gone; advanced.

Stop-gap (n.) That which closes or fills up an opening or gap; hence, a temporary expedient.

Stoping (n.) The act of excavating in the form of stopes.

Stopless (a.) Not to be stopped.

Stop-over (a.) Permitting one to stop over; as, a stop-over check or ticket. See To stop over, under Stop, v. i.

Stoppage (n.) The act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped; as, the stoppage of the circulation of the blood; the stoppage of commerce.

Stopped (a.) Made by complete closure of the mouth organs; shut; -- said of certain consonants (p, b, t, d, etc.).

Stopper (n.) One who stops, closes, shuts, or hinders; that which stops or obstructs; that which closes or fills a vent or hole in a vessel.

Stopper (n.) A short piece of rope having a knot at one or both ends, with a lanyard under the knot, -- used to secure something.

Stopper (n.) A name to several trees of the genus Eugenia, found in Florida and the West Indies; as, the red stopper. See Eugenia.

Stoppered (imp. & p. p.) of Stopper

Stoppering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stopper

Stopper (v. t.) To close or secure with a stopper.

Stopping (n.) Material for filling a cavity.

Stopping (n.) A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.

Stopping (n.) A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.

Stopping-out (n.) A method adopted in etching, to keep the acid from those parts which are already sufficiently corroded, by applying varnish or other covering matter with a brush, but allowing the acid to act on the other parts.

Stopple (v. t.) That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper; as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.

Stoppled (imp. & p. p.) of Stopple

Stoppling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stopple

Stopple (v. t.) To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple.

Stopship (n.) A remora. It was fabled to stop ships by attaching itself to them.

Stor (a.) See Stoor.

Storage (n.) The act of depositing in a store or warehouse for safe keeping; also, the safe keeping of goods in a warehouse.

Storage (n.) Space for the safe keeping of goods.

Storage (n.) The price changed for keeping goods in a store.

Storax (n.) Any one of a number of similar complex resins obtained from the bark of several trees and shrubs of the Styrax family. The most common of these is liquid storax, a brown or gray semifluid substance of an agreeable aromatic odor and balsamic taste, sometimes used in perfumery, and in medicine as an expectorant.

Store (v. t.) That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number.

Store (v. t.) A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.

Store (v. t.) Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop.

Store (v. t.) Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like; as, the stores of an army, of a ship, of a family.

Store (a.) Accumulated; hoarded.

Stored (imp. & p. p.) of Store

Storing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Store

Store (v. t.) To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away.

Store (v. t.) To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time.

Store (v. t.) To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods.

Stored (a.) Collected or accumulated as a reserve supply; as, stored electricity.

Storehouse (n.) A building for keeping goods of any kind, especially provisions; a magazine; a repository; a warehouse.

Storehouse (n.) A mass or quality laid up.

Storekeeper (n.) A man in charge of stores or goods of any kind; as, a naval storekeeper.

Storekeeper (n.) One who keeps a "store;" a shopkeeper. See 1st Store, 3.

Storer (n.) One who lays up or forms a store.

Storeroom (n.) Room in a storehouse or repository; a room in which articles are stored.

Storeship (n.) A vessel used to carry naval stores for a fleet, garrison, or the like.

Storey (n.) See Story.

Storge (n.) Parental affection; the instinctive affection which animals have for their young.

Storial (a.) Historical.

Storied (a.) Told in a story.

Storied (a.) Having a history; interesting from the stories which pertain to it; venerable from the associations of the past.

Storied (a.) Having (such or so many) stories; -- chiefly in composition; as, a two-storied house.

Storier (n.) A relater of stories; an historian.

Storify (v. t.) To form or tell stories of; to narrate or describe in a story.

Stork (n.) Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidae, having long legs and a long, pointed bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera. The European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known. It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (C. nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Stork-billed (a.) Having a bill like that of the stork.

Storm (n.) A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not.

Storm (n.) A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult.

Storm (n.) A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence.

Storm (n.) A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like.

Stormed (imp. & p. p.) of Storm

Storming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Storm

Storm (v. t.) To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.

Storm (v. i.) To raise a tempest.

Storm (v. i.) To blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; as, it storms.

Storm (v. i.) To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume.

Storm-beat (a.) Beaten, injured, or impaired by storms.

Stormcock (n.) The missel thrush.

Stormcock (n.) The fieldfare.

Stormcock (n.) The green woodpecker.

Stormfinch (n.) The storm petrel.

Stormful (a.) Abounding with storms.

Stormglass (n.) A glass vessel, usually cylindrical, filled with a solution which is sensitive to atmospheric changes, indicating by a clouded appearance, rain, snow, etc., and by clearness, fair weather.

Stormily (adv.) In a stormy manner.

Storminess (n.) The state of being stormy; tempestuousness; biosteruousness; impetuousness.

Storming () a. & n. from Storm, v.

Stormless (a.) Without storms.

Stormwind (n.) A heavy wind; a wind that brings a storm; the blast of a storm.

Stormy (superl.) Characterized by, or proceeding from, a storm; subject to storms; agitated with furious winds; biosterous; tempestous; as, a stormy season; a stormy day or week.

Stormy (superl.) Proceeding from violent agitation or fury; as, a stormy sound; stormy shocks.

Stormy (superl.) Violent; passionate; rough; as, stormy passions.

Storthing (n.) The Parliament of Norway, chosen by indirect election once in three years, but holding annual sessions.

Storven () p. p. of Starve.

Stories (pl. ) of Story

Story (v. t.) A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.

Story (n.) A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.

Story (n.) The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance.

Story (n.) A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.

Storied (imp. & p. p.) of Story

Storying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Story

Story (v. t.) To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.

Storybook (n.) A book containing stories, or short narratives, either true or false.

Story-teller (n.) One who tells stories; a narrator of anecdotes,incidents, or fictitious tales; as, an amusing story-teller.

Story-teller (n.) An historian; -- in contempt.

Story-teller (n.) A euphemism or child's word for

Story-telling (a.) Being accustomed to tell stories.

Story-telling (n.) The act or practice of telling stories.

Story-writer (n.) One who writes short stories, as for magazines.

Story-writer (n.) An historian; a chronicler.

Stot (n.) A horse.

Stot (n.) A young bull or ox, especially one three years old.

Stote (n.) See Stoat.

Stound (v. i.) To be in pain or sorrow.

Stound (v. i.) Stunned.

Stound (n.) A sudden, severe pain or grief; peril; alarm.

Stound (n.) Astonishment; amazement.

Stound (n.) Hour; time; season.

Stound (n.) A brief space of time; a moment.

Stound (n.) A vessel for holding small beer.

Stoup (n.) A flagon; a vessel or measure for liquids.

Stoup (n.) A basin at the entrance of Roman Catholic churches for containing the holy water with which those who enter, dipping their fingers in it, cross themselves; -- called also holy-water stoup.

Stour (n.) A battle or tumult; encounter; combat; disturbance; passion.

Stour (a.) Tall; strong; stern.

Stout (superl.) Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless.

Stout (superl.) Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard.

Stout (superl.) Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout vessel, stick, string, or cloth.

Stout (superl.) Large; bulky; corpulent.

Stout (n.) A strong malt liquor; strong porter.

Stout-hearted (a.) Having a brave heart; courageous.

Stoutish (a.) Somewhat stout; somewhat corpulent.

Stoutly (adv.) In a stout manner; lustily; boldly; obstinately; as, he stoutly defended himself.

Stoutness (n.) The state or quality of being stout.

Stove () imp. of Stave.

Stove (n.) A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly, designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense, to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes or in the processes of the arts.

Stove (n.) An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes.

Stoved (imp. & p. p.) of Stove

Stoving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stove

Stove (v. t.) To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees.

Stove (v. t.) To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.

Stovehouse (n.) A hothouse.

Stovepipe (n.) Pipe made of sheet iron in length and angular or curved pieces fitting together, -- used to connect a portable stove with a chimney flue.

Stover (n.) Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.

Stowed (imp. & p. p.) of Stow

Stowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stow

Stow (v. t.) To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.

Stow (v. t.) To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.

Stow (v. t.) To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.

Stowage (n.) The act or method of stowing; as, the stowage of provisions in a vessel.

Stowage (n.) Room in which things may be stowed.

Stowage (n.) The state of being stowed, or put away.

Stowage (n.) Things stowed or packed.

Stowage (n.) Money paid for stowing goods.

Stowaway (n.) One who conceals himself board of a vessel about to leave port, or on a railway train, in order to obtain a free passage.

Stowboard (n.) A place into which rubbish is put.

Stowce (n.) A windlass.

Stowce (n.) A wooden landmark, to indicate possession of mining land.

Stowing (n.) A method of working in which the waste is packed into the space formed by excavating the vein.

Stowre (a.) See Stour, a.

Stowre (n.) See Stour, n.

Strabism (n.) Strabismus.

Strabismometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount of strabismus.

Strabismus (n.) An affection of one or both eyes, in which the optic axes can not be directed to the same object, -- a defect due either to undue contraction or to undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.

Strabotomy (n.) The operation for the removal of squinting by the division of such muscles as distort the eyeball.

Straddled (imp. & p. p.) of Straddle

Straddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Straddle

Straddle (v. i.) To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart.

Straddle (v. i.) To stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.

Straddle (v. t.) To place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.

Straddle (n.) The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart.

Straddle (n.) The position, or the distance between the feet, of one who straddles; as, a wide straddle.

Straddle (n.) A stock option giving the holder the double privilege of a "put" and a "call," i. e., securing to the buyer of the option the right either to demand of the seller at a certain price, within a certain time, certain securities, or to require him to take at the same price, and within the same time, the same securities.

Straddling (a.) Applied to spokes when they are arranged alternately in two circles in the hub. See Straddle, v. i., and Straddle, v. t., 3.

Stradometrical (a.) Of, or relating to, the measuring of streets or roads.

Straggled (imp. & p. p.) of Straggle

Straggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Straggle

Straggle (v. t.) To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or desert the line of battle; as, when troops are on the march, the men should not straggle.

Straggle (v. t.) To wander at large; to roam idly about; to ramble.

Straggle (v. t.) To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth.

Straggle (v. t.) To be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals.

Straggle (n.) The act of straggling.

Straggler (n.) One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs; one who falls behind the rest; one who rambles without any settled direction.

Straggler (n.) A roving vagabond.

Straggler (n.) Something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or too far; an exuberant growth.

Straggler (n.) Something that stands alone or by itself.

Straggling () a. & n. from Straggle, v.

Stragglingly (adv.) In a straggling manner.

Stragula (pl. ) of Stragulum

Stragulum (n.) The mantle, or pallium, of a bird.

Straight (a.) A variant of Strait, a.

Straight (superl.) Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or crooked; as, a straight line or course; a straight piece of timber.

Straight (superl.) Approximately straight; not much curved; as, straight ribs are such as pass from the base of a leaf to the apex, with a small curve.

Straight (superl.) Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.

Straight (superl.) Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.

Straight (superl.) Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight.

Straight (superl.) Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party; as, a straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others; as, a straight ballot.

Straight (adv.) In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.

Straight (n.) A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.

Straight (v. t.) To straighten.

Straightedge (n.) A board, or piece of wood or metal, having one edge perfectly straight, -- used to ascertain whether a line is straight or a surface even, and for drawing straight lines.

Straighted (imp. & p. p.) of Straighten

Straighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Straighten

Straighten (v. t.) To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.

Straighten (v. t.) To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.

Straighten (v. t.) A variant of Straiten.

Straightener (n.) One who, or that which, straightens.

Straightforth (adv.) Straightway.

Straightforward (a.) Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

Straightforward (adv.) In a straightforward manner.

Straighthorn (n.) An orthoceras.

Straight-joint (a.) Having straight joints.

Straight-joint (a.) Applied to a floor the boards of which are so laid that the joints form a continued line transverse to the length of the boards themselves.

Straight-joint (a.) In the United States, applied to planking or flooring put together without the tongue and groove, the pieces being laid edge to edge.

Straight-lined (a.) Having straight lines.

Straightly (adv.) In a right line; not crookedly.

Straightly (adv.) A variant of Straitly. See 1st Straight.

Straightness (n.) The quality, condition, or state, of being straight; as, the straightness of a path.

Straightness (n.) A variant of Straitness.

Straight-out (a.) Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise; hence, unqualified; thoroughgoing.

Straight-pight (a.) Straight in form or upright in position; erect.

Straight-spoken (a.) Speaking with directness; plain-spoken.

Straightway (adv.) Immediately; without loss of time; without delay.

Straightways (adv.) Straightway.

Straik (n.) A strake.

Strain (n.) Race; stock; generation; descent; family.

Strain (n.) Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.

Strain (n.) Rank; a sort.

Strained (imp. & p. p.) of Strain

Straining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strain

Strain (a.) To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument.

Strain (a.) To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.

Strain (a.) To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.

Strain (a.) To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in order to convict an accused person.

Strain (a.) To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force; as, the gale strained the timbers of the ship.

Strain (a.) To injure in the muscles or joints by causing to make too strong an effort; to harm by overexertion; to sprain; as, to strain a horse by overloading; to strain the wrist; to strain a muscle.

Strain (a.) To squeeze; to press closely.

Strain (a.) To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.

Strain (a.) To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.

Strain (a.) To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.

Strain (v. i.) To make violent efforts.

Strain (v. i.) To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.

Strain (n.) The act of straining, or the state of being strained.

Strain (n.) A violent effort; an excessive and hurtful exertion or tension, as of the muscles; as, he lifted the weight with a strain; the strain upon a ship's rigging in a gale; also, the hurt or injury resulting; a sprain.

Strain (n.) A change of form or dimensions of a solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress.

Strain (n.) A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a complete musical period or sentence; a movement, or any rounded subdivision of a movement.

Strain (n.) Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or burden, of a song, poem, oration, book, etc.; theme; motive; manner; style; also, a course of action or conduct; as, he spoke in a noble strain; there was a strain of woe in his story; a strain of trickery appears in his career.

Strain (n.) Turn; tendency; inborn disposition. Cf. 1st Strain.

Strainable (a.) Capable of being strained.

Strainable (a.) Violent in action.

Strainably (adv.) Violently.

Strained (a.) Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.

Strained (a.) Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained.

Strainer (n.) One who strains.

Strainer (n.) That through which any liquid is passed for purification or to separate it from solid matter; anything, as a screen or a cloth, used to strain a liquid; a device of the character of a sieve or of a filter; specifically, an openwork or perforated screen, as for the end of the suction pipe of a pump, to prevent large solid bodies from entering with a liquid.

Straining () a. & n. from Strain.

Straint (n.) Overexertion; excessive tension; strain.

Strait (a.) A variant of Straight.

Strait (superl.) Narrow; not broad.

Strait (superl.) Tight; close; closely fitting.

Strait (superl.) Close; intimate; near; familiar.

Strait (superl.) Strict; scrupulous; rigorous.

Strait (superl.) Difficult; distressful; straited.

Strait (superl.) Parsimonious; niggargly; mean.

Strait (adv.) Strictly; rigorously.

Straits (pl. ) of Strait

Strait (a.) A narrow pass or passage.

Strait (a.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.

Strait (a.) A neck of land; an isthmus.

Strait (a.) Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits.

Strait (v. t.) To put to difficulties.

Straitened (imp. & p. p.) of Straiten

Straitening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Straiten

Straiten (v. t.) To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine.

Straiten (v. t.) To make tense, or tight; to tighten.

Straiten (v. t.) To restrict; to distress or embarrass in respect of means or conditions of life; -- used chiefly in the past participle; -- as, a man straitened in his circumstances.

Strait-handed (a.) Parsimonious; sparing; niggardly.

Strait-jacket (n.) A dress of strong materials for restraining maniacs or those who are violently delirious. It has long sleeves, which are closed at the ends, confining the hands, and may be tied behind the back.

Strait-laced (a.) Bound with stays.

Strait-laced (a.) Restricted; stiff; constrained.

Strait-laced (a.) Rigid in opinion; strict in manners or morals.

Straitly (adv.) In a strait manner; narrowly; strictly; rigorously.

Straitly (adv.) Closely; intimately.

Straitness (n.) The quality or condition of being strait; especially, a pinched condition or situation caused by poverty; as, the straitnessof their circumstances.

Strait-waistcoat (n.) Same as Strait-jacket.

Strake () imp. of Strike.

Strake (n.) A streak.

Strake (n.) An iron band by which the fellies of a wheel are secured to each other, being not continuous, as the tire is, but made up of separate pieces.

Strake (n.) One breadth of planks or plates forming a continuous range on the bottom or sides of a vessel, reaching from the stem to the stern; a streak.

Strake (n.) A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.

Strale (n.) Pupil of the eye.

Stram (v. t.) To spring or recoil with violence.

Stram (v. t.) To dash down; to beat.

Stramash (v. t.) To strike, beat, or bang; to break; to destroy.

Stramash (n.) A turmoil; a broil; a fray; a fight.

Stramazoun (n.) A direct descending blow with the edge of a sword.

Stramineous (a.) Strawy; consisting of straw.

Stramineous (a.) Chaffy; like straw; straw-colored.

Stramonium (n.) A poisonous plant (Datura Stramonium); stinkweed. See Datura, and Jamestown weed.

Stramony (n.) Stramonium.

Strand (n.) One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed.

Strand (v. t.) To break a strand of (a rope).

Strand (n.) The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.

Stranded (imp. & p. p.) of Strand

Stranding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strand

Strand (v. t.) To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.

Strand (v. i.) To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.

Strang (a.) Strong.

Strange (superl.) Belonging to another country; foreign.

Strange (superl.) Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining to one's self; not domestic.

Strange (superl.) Not before known, heard, or seen; new.

Strange (superl.) Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer.

Strange (superl.) Reserved; distant in deportment.

Strange (superl.) Backward; slow.

Strange (superl.) Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.

Strange (adv.) Strangely.

Strange (v. t.) To alienate; to estrange.

Strange (v. i.) To be estranged or alienated.

Strange (v. i.) To wonder; to be astonished.

Strangely (adv.) As something foreign, or not one's own; in a manner adapted to something foreign and strange.

Strangely (adv.) In the manner of one who does not know another; distantly; reservedly; coldly.

Strangely (adv.) In a strange manner; in a manner or degree to excite surprise or wonder; wonderfully.

Strangeness (n.) The state or quality of being strange (in any sense of the adjective).

Stranger (n.) One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.

Stranger (n.) One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner.

Stranger (n.) One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country.

Stranger (n.) One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance.

Stranger (n.) One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.

Stranger (n.) One not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right; as, actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title; as to strangers, a mortgage is considered merely as a pledge; a mere stranger to the levy.

Stranger (v. t.) To estrange; to alienate.

Strangled (imp. & p. p.) of Strangle

Strangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strangle

Strangle (v. t.) To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.

Strangle (v. t.) To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.

Strangle (v. t.) To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.

Strangle (v. i.) To be strangled, or suffocated.

Strangleable (a.) Capable of being strangled.

Strangler (n.) One who, or that which, strangles.

Strangles (n.) A disease in horses and swine, in which the upper part of the throat, or groups of lymphatic glands elsewhere, swells.

Strangulate (a.) Strangulated.

Strangulated (a.) Having the circulation stopped by compression; attended with arrest or obstruction of circulation, caused by constriction or compression; as, a strangulated hernia.

Strangulated (a.) Contracted at irregular intervals, if tied with a ligature; constricted.

Strangulation (n.) The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.

Strangulation (n.) Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of the circulation, as in cases of hernia.

Strangurious (a.) Of or pertaining to strangury.

Strangury (n.) A painful discharge of urine, drop by drop, produced by spasmodic muscular contraction.

Strangury (n.) A swelling or other disease in a plant, occasioned by a ligature fastened tightly about it.

Strany (n.) The guillemot.

Strap (n.) A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.

Strap (n.) Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap.

Strap (n.) A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.

Strap (n.) A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.

Strap (n.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.

Strap (n.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.

Strap (n.) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.

Strap (n.) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.

Strap (n.) A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.

Strapped (imp. & p. p.) of Strap

Strapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strap

Strap (v. t.) To beat or chastise with a strap.

Strap (v. t.) To fasten or bind with a strap.

Strap (v. t.) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

Strappadoes (pl. ) of Strappado

Strappado (n.) A military punishment formerly practiced, which consisted in drawing an offender to the top of a beam and letting him fall to the length of the rope, by which means a limb was often dislocated.

Strappado (v. t.) To punish or torture by the strappado.

Strapper (n.) One who uses strap.

Strapper (n.) A person or thing of uncommon size.

Strapping (a.) Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow.

Strapple (v. t.) To hold or bind with, or as with, a strap; to entangle.

Strap-shaped (a.) Shaped like a strap; ligulate; as, a strap-shaped corolla.

Strapwork (n.) A kind of ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band folded, crossed, and interlaced.

Strass (n.) A brilliant glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gems, which consists essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium. Cf. Glass.

Strata (n.) pl. of Stratum.

Stratagem (n.) An artifice or trick in war for deceiving the enemy; hence, in general, artifice; deceptive device; secret plot; evil machination.

Stratagemical (a.) Containing stratagem; as, a stratagemical epistle.

Stratarithmetry (n.) The art of drawing up an army, or any given number of men, in any geometrical figure, or of estimating or expressing the number of men in such a figure.

Strategetic (a.) Alt. of Strategetical

Strategetical (a.) Strategic.

Strategetics (n.) Strategy.

Strategic (a.) Alt. of Strategical

Strategical (a.) Of or pertaining to strategy; effected by artifice.

Strategics (n.) Strategy.

Strategist (n.) One skilled in strategy, or the science of directing great military movements.

Strategi (pl. ) of Strategus

Strategus (n.) The leader or commander of an army; a general.

Strategy (n.) The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.

Strategy (n.) The use of stratagem or artifice.

Strath (n.) A valley of considerable size, through which a river runs; a valley bottom; -- often used in composition with the name of the river; as, Strath Spey, Strathdon, Strathmore.

Strathspey (n.) A lively Scottish dance, resembling the reel, but slower; also, the tune.

Straticulate (a.) Characterized by the presence of thin parallel strata, or layers, as in an agate.

Stratification (n.) The act or process of laying in strata, or the state of being laid in the form of strata, or layers.

Stratification (n.) The deposition of material in successive layers in the growth of a cell wall, thus giving rise to a stratified appearance.

Stratified (a.) Having its substance arranged in strata, or layers; as, stratified rock.

Stratiform (a.) Having the form of strata.

Stratified (imp. & p. p.) of Stratify

Stratifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stratify

Stratify (v. t.) To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata.

Stratigraphic (a.) Alt. of Stratigraphical

Stratigraphical (a.) Pertaining to, or depended upon, the order or arrangement of strata; as, stratigraphical evidence.

Stratigraphic (a.) Alt. of -ical

-ical (a.) See Stratographic.

Stratigraphy (n.) That branch of geology which treats of the arrangement and succession of strata.

Stratocracy (n.) A military government; government by military chiefs and an army.

Stratographic (a.) Alt. of Stratographical

Stratographical (a.) Of or pertaining to stratography.

Stratography (n.) A description of an army, or of what belongs to an army.

Stratonic (a.) Of or pertaining to an army.

Stratotic (a.) Warlike; military.

Stratums (pl. ) of Stratum

Strata (pl. ) of Stratum

Stratum (n.) A bed of earth or rock of one kind, formed by natural causes, and consisting usually of a series of layers, which form a rock as it lies between beds of other kinds. Also used figuratively.

Stratum (n.) A bed or layer artificially made; a course.

Stratus (n.) A form of clouds in which they are arranged in a horizontal band or layer. See Cloud.

Straught () imp. & p. p. of Stretch.

Straught (v. t.) To stretch; to make straight.

Straw (v. t.) To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow.

Straw (n.) A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease.

Straw (n.) The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw.

Straw (n.) Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle.

Strawberry (n.) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red color, the fruit of a plant of the genus Fragaria, of which there are many varieties. Also, the plant bearing the fruit. The common American strawberry is Fragaria virginiana; the European, F. vesca. There are also other less common species.

Strawboard (n.) Pasteboard made of pulp of straw.

Straw-colored (a.) Being of a straw color. See Straw color, under Straw, n.

Straw-cutter (n.) An instrument to cut straw for fodder.

Strawed () imp. & p. p. of Straw.

Strawworm (n.) A caddice worm.

Strawy (a.) Of or pertaining to straw; made of, or resembling, straw.

Strayed (imp. & p. p.) of Stray

Straying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stray

Stray (a.) To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.

Stray (a.) To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray.

Stray (a.) Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.

Stray (v. t.) To cause to stray.

Stray (v. i.) Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep.

Stray (n.) Any domestic animal that has an inclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray. Used also figuratively.

Stray (n.) The act of wandering or going astray.

Strayer (n.) One who strays; a wanderer.

Stre (n.) Straw.

Streak (v. t.) To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.

Streak (n.) A line or long mark of a different color from the ground; a stripe; a vein.

Streak (n.) A strake.

Streak (n.) The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of which is sometimes a distinguishing character.

Streak (n.) The rung or round of a ladder.

Streaked (imp. & p. p.) of Streak

Streaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Streak

Streak (v. t.) To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors.

Streak (v. t.) With it as an object: To run swiftly.

Streaked (a.) Marked or variegated with stripes.

Streaked (a.) Uncomfortable; out of sorts.

Streaky (a.) Same as Streaked, 1.

Stream (n.) A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.

Stream (n.) A beam or ray of light.

Stream (n.) Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.

Stream (n.) A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.

Stream (n.) Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.

Streamed (imp. & p. p.) of Stream

Streaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stream

Stream (v. i.) To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.

Stream (v. i.) To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.

Stream (v. i.) To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.

Stream (v. i.) To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.

Stream (v. t.) To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.

Stream (v. t.) To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.

Stream (v. t.) To unfurl.

Streamer (n.) An ensign, flag, or pennant, which floats in the wind; specifically, a long, narrow, ribbonlike flag.

Streamer (n.) A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.

Streamer (n.) A searcher for stream tin.

Streamful (a.) Abounding in streams, or in water.

Streaminess (n.) The state of being streamy; a trailing.

Streaming (a.) Sending forth streams.

Streaming (n.) The act or operation of that which streams; the act of that which sends forth, or which runs in, streams.

Streaming (n.) The reduction of stream tin; also, the search for stream tin.

Streamless (a.) Destitute of streams, or of a stream, as a region of country, or a dry channel.

Streamlet (n.) A small stream; a rivulet; a rill.

Streamy (a.) Abounding with streams, or with running water; streamful.

Streamy (a.) Resembling a stream; issuing in a stream.

Stree (n.) Straw.

Streek (v. t.) To stretch; also, to lay out, as a dead body. See Streak.

Streel (v. i.) To trail along; to saunter or be drawn along, carelessly, swaying in a kind of zigzag motion.

Streen (n.) See Strene.

Street (a.) Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.

Streetwalker (n.) A common prostitute who walks the streets to find customers.

Streetward (n.) An officer, or ward, having the care of the streets.

Streetward (a.) Facing toward the street.

Streight (a., n., & adv.) See 2nd Strait.

Streighten (v. t.) See Straiten.

Strein (v. t.) To strain.

Streit (a.) Drawn.

Streit (a.) Close; narrow; strict.

Streite (adv.) Narrowly; strictly; straitly.

Strelitz (n. sing. & pl.) A soldier of the ancient Muscovite guard or Russian standing army; also, the guard itself.

Strelitzia (n.) A genus of plants related to the banana, found at the Cape of Good Hope. They have rigid glaucous distichous leaves, and peculiar richly colored flowers.

Strene (n.) Race; offspring; stock; breed; strain.

Strenger () Alt. of Strengest

Strengest () the original compar. & superl. of Strong.

Strength (n.) The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.

Strength (n.) Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.

Strength (n.) Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.

Strength (n.) That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.

Strength (n.) One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.

Strength (n.) Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?

Strength (n.) Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.

Strength (n.) Intensity; -- said of light or color.

Strength (n.) Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.

Strength (n.) A strong place; a stronghold.

Strength (v. t.) To strengthen.

Strengthened (imp. & p. p.) of Strengthen

Strengthening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strengthen

Strengthen (v. t.) To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority.

Strengthen (v. t.) To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution.

Strengthen (v. i.) To grow strong or stronger.

Strengthener (n.) One who, or that which, gives or adds strength.

Strengthening (a.) That strengthens; giving or increasing strength.

Strengthful (a.) Abounding in strength; full of strength; strong.

Strengthing (n.) A stronghold.

Strengthless (a.) Destitute of strength.

Strengthner (n.) See Strengthener.

Strengthy (a.) Having strength; strong.

Strenuity (n.) Strenuousness; activity.

Strenuous (a.) Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country.

Strepent (a.) Noisy; loud.

Streperous (a.) Loud; boisterous.

Strepitores (n. pl.) A division of birds, including the clamatorial and picarian birds, which do not have well developed singing organs.

Strepsipter (n.) Alt. of Strepsipteran

Strepsipteran (n.) One of the Strepsiptera.

Strepsiptera (n. pl.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior ones are large and membranous. They are parasitic in the larval state on bees, wasps, and the like; -- called also Rhipiptera. See Illust. under Rhipipter.

Strepsipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to Strepsiptera.

Strepsorhina (n. pl.) Same as Lemuroidea.

Strepsorhine (a.) Having twisted nostrils; -- said of the lemurs.

Strepsorhine (n.) One of the Strepsorhina; a lemur. See Illust. under Monkey.

Streptobacteria (n. pl.) A so-called variety of bacterium, consisting in reality of several bacteria linked together in the form of a chain.

Streptococci (pl. ) of Streptococcus

Streptococcus (n.) A long or short chain of micrococci, more or less curved.

Streptoneura (n. pl.) An extensive division of gastropod Mollusca in which the loop or visceral nerves is twisted, and the sexes separate. It is nearly to equivalent to Prosobranchiata.

Streptothrix (n.) A genus of bacilli occurring of the form of long, smooth and apparently branched threads, either straight or twisted.

Stress (n.) Distress.

Stress (n.) Pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance.

Stress (n.) The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress.

Stress (n.) Force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis.

Stress (n.) Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.

Stress (v. t.) To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties.

Stress (v. t.) To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.

Stressful (a.) Having much stress.

Stretched (imp. & p. p.) of Stretch

Stretching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stretch

Stretch (v. t.) To reach out; to extend; to put forth.

Stretch (v. t.) To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.

Stretch (v. t.) To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.

Stretch (v. t.) To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.

Stretch (v. t.) To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.

Stretch (v. t.) To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit.

Stretch (v. i.) To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles.

Stretch (v. i.) To extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches.

Stretch (v. i.) To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.

Stretch (v. i.) To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts.

Stretch (v. i.) To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.

Stretch (n.) Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination.

Stretch (n.) A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land.

Stretch (n.) The extent to which anything may be stretched.

Stretch (n.) The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board.

Stretch (n.) Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.

Stretcher (n.) One who, or that which, stretches.

Stretcher (n.) A brick or stone laid with its longer dimension in the line of direction of the wall.

Stretcher (n.) A piece of timber used in building.

Stretcher (n.) A narrow crosspiece of the bottom of a boat against which a rower braces his feet.

Stretcher (n.) A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and griped.

Stretcher (n.) A litter, or frame, for carrying disabled, wounded, or dead persons.

Stretcher (n.) An overstretching of the truth; a lie.

Stretcher (n.) One of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle.

Stretcher (n.) An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.

Stretcher (n.) The frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting.

Stretching () a. & n. from Stretch, v.

Stretto (n.) The crowding of answer upon subject near the end of a fugue.

Stretto (n.) In an opera or oratorio, a coda, or winding up, in an accelerated time.

Strewed (imp. & p. p.) of Strew

strewn (p. p.) of Strew

Strewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strew

Strew (v. t.) To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave.

Strew (v. t.) To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground.

Strew (v. t.) To spread abroad; to disseminate.

Strewing (n.) The act of scattering or spreading.

Strewing (n.) Anything that is, or may be, strewed; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Strewment (n.) Anything scattered, as flowers for decoration.

Strewn () p. p. of Strew.

Striae (pl. ) of Stria

Stria (n.) A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation; as, the striae, or groovings, produced on a rock by a glacier passing over it; the striae on the surface of a shell; a stria of nervous matter in the brain.

Stria (n.) A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, or the like.

Striated (imp. & p. p.) of Striate

Striating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Striate

Striate (a.) To mark with striaae.

Striate (a.) Alt. of Striated

Striated (a.) Marked with striaae, or fine grooves, or lines of color; showing narrow structural bands or lines; as, a striated crystal; striated muscular fiber.

Striation (n.) The quality or condition of being striated.

Striation (n.) A stria; as, the striations on a shell.

Striatum (n.) The corpus striatum.

Striature (n.) A stria.

Strich (n.) An owl.

Strick (n.) A bunch of hackled flax prepared for drawing into slivers.

Stricken (p. p. & a.) Struck; smitten; wounded; as, the stricken deer.

Stricken (n.) Worn out; far gone; advanced. See Strike, v. t., 21.

Stricken (v. t.) Whole; entire; -- said of the hour as marked by the striking of a clock.

Strickle (n.) An instrument to strike grain to a level with the measure; a strike.

Strickle (n.) An instrument for whetting scythes; a rifle.

Strickle (n.) An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.

Strickle (n.) A templet; a pattern.

Strickle (n.) An instrument used in dressing flax.

Strickler (n.) See Strickle.

Strickless (n.) See Strickle.

Strict (a.) Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.

Strict (a.) Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.

Strict (a.) Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.

Strict (a.) Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.

Strict (a.) Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.

Strict (a.) Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Striction (n.) The act of constricting, or the state of being constricted.

Strictly (adv.) In a strict manner; closely; precisely.

Strictness (n.) Quality or state of being strict.

Stricture (n.) Strictness.

Stricture (n.) A stroke; a glance; a touch.

Stricture (n.) A touch of adverse criticism; censure.

Stricture (n.) A localized morbid contraction of any passage of the body. Cf. Organic stricture, and Spasmodic stricture, under Organic, and Spasmodic.

Strictured (a.) Affected with a stricture; as, a strictured duct.

Strid (n.) A narrow passage between precipitous rocks or banks, which looks as if it might be crossed at a stride.

Strode (imp.) of Stride

Strid () of Stride

Stridden (p. p.) of Stride

Strid () of Stride

Striding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stride

Stride (v. t.) To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.

Stride (v. t.) To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.

Stride (v. t.) To pass over at a step; to step over.

Stride (v. t.) To straddle; to bestride.

Stride (n.) The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride.

Strident (a.) Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.

Stridor (n.) A harsh, shrill, or creaking noise.

Stridulate (v. t.) To make a shrill, creaking noise

Stridulate (v. t.) to make a shrill or musical sound, such as is made by the males of many insects.

Stridulation (n.) The act of stridulating.

Stridulation (n.) The act of making shrill sounds or musical notes by rubbing together certain hard parts, as is done by the males of many insects, especially by Orthoptera, such as crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts.

Stridulation (n.) The noise itself.

Stridulator (n.) That which stridulates.

Stridulatory (a.) Stridulous; able to stridulate; used in stridulating; adapted for stridulation.

Stridulous (a.) Making a shrill, creaking sound.

Strife (n.) The act of striving; earnest endeavor.

Strife (n.) Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.

Strife (n.) Altercation; violent contention; fight; battle.

Strife (n.) That which is contended against; occasion of contest.

Strifeful (a.) Contentious; discordant.

Strigate (a.) Having transverse bands of color.

Striges (n. pl.) The tribe of birds which comprises the owls.

Strigil (n.) An instrument of metal, ivory, etc., used for scraping the skin at the bath.

Strigillose (a.) Set with stiff, slender bristles.

Strigine (a.) Of or pertaining to owls; owl-like.

Strigment (n.) Scraping; that which is scraped off.

Strigose (a.) Set with stiff, straight bristles; hispid; as, a strigose leaf.

Strigous (a.) Strigose.

Struck (imp.) of Strike

Struck (p. p.) of Strike

Stricken () of Strike

Stroock () of Strike

Strucken () of Strike

Striking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strike

Strike (v. t.) To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.

Strike (v. t.) To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

Strike (v. t.) To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

Strike (v. t.) To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.

Strike (v. t.) To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.

Strike (v. t.) To punish; to afflict; to smite.

Strike (v. t.) To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.

Strike (v. t.) To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.

Strike (v. t.) To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.

Strike (v. t.) To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.

Strike (v. t.) To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.

Strike (v. t.) To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.

Strike (v. t.) To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.

Strike (v. t.) To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.

Strike (v. t.) To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.

Strike (v. t.) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.

Strike (v. t.) To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.

Strike (v. t.) To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.

Strike (v. t.) To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.

Strike (v. t.) To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.

Strike (v. t.) To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle.

Strike (v. i.) To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

Strike (v. i.) To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.

Strike (v. i.) To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.

Strike (v. i.) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.

Strike (v. i.) To make an attack; to aim a blow.

Strike (v. i.) To touch; to act by appulse.

Strike (v. i.) To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.

Strike (v. i.) To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

Strike (v. i.) To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.

Strike (v. i.) To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.

Strike (v. i.) To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.

Strike (v. i.) To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters.

Strike (v. i.) To steal money.

Strike (n.) The act of striking.

Strike (n.) An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.

Strike (n.) A bushel; four pecks.

Strike (n.) An old measure of four bushels.

Strike (n.) Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.

Strike (n.) An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.

Strike (n.) The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.

Strike (n.) A puddler's stirrer.

Strike (n.) The horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip.

Strike (n.) The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.

Striker (n.) One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge.

Striker (n.) A harpoon; also, a harpooner.

Striker (n.) A wencher; a lewd man.

Striker (n.) A workman who is on a strike.

Striker (n.) A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought.

Striking () a. & n. from Strike, v.

Striking (a.) Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance.

Strikle (n.) See Strickle.

String (n.) A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string.

String (n.) A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments.

String (n.) A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.

String (n.) The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically (pl.), the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme.

String (n.) The line or cord of a bow.

String (n.) A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.

String (n.) A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

String (n.) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.

String (n.) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily pulled off; as, the strings of beans.

String (n.) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

String (n.) Same as Stringcourse.

String (n.) The points made in a game.

Strung (imp.) of String

Strung (p. p.) of String

Stringed () of String

Stringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of String

String (v. t.) To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.

String (v. t.) To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.

String (v. t.) To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.

String (v. t.) To make tense; to strengthen.

String (v. t.) To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9.

Stringboard (n.) Same as Stringpiece.

Stringcourse (n.) A horizontal band in a building, forming a part of the design, whether molded, projecting, or carved, or in any way distinguished from the rest of the work.

Stringed (a.) Having strings; as, a stringed instrument.

Stringed (a.) Produced by strings.

Stringency (n.) The quality or state of being stringent.

Stringendo (a.) Urging or hastening the time, as to a climax.

Stringent (a.) Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.

Stringer (n.) One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.

Stringer (n.) A libertine; a wencher.

Stringer (n.) A longitudinal sleeper.

Stringer (n.) A streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the beams.

Stringer (n.) A long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like.

Stringhalt (n.) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock.

Stringiness (n.) Quality of being stringy.

Stringless (a.) Having no strings.

Stringpiece (n.) A long piece of timber, forming a margin or edge of any piece of construction; esp.:

Stringpiece (n.) One of the longitudinal pieces, supporting the treads and rises of a flight or run of stairs.

Stringy (a.) Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous; as, a stringy root.

Stringy (a.) Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely.

Stripped (imp. & p. p.) of Strip

Stripping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strip

Strip (v. t.) To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.

Strip (v. t.) To divest of clothing; to uncover.

Strip (v. t.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.

Strip (v. t.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.

Strip (v. t.) To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.

Strip (v. t.) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.

Strip (v. t.) To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses.

Strip (v. t.) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.

Strip (v. t.) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.

Strip (v. t.) To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.

Strip (v. t.) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.

Strip (v. t.) To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).

Strip (v. i.) To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.

Strip (v. i.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.

Strip (n.) A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.

Strip (n.) A trough for washing ore.

Strip (n.) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.

Stripe (n.) A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structure; as, a stripe, or streak, of red on a green ground; a raised stripe.

Stripe (n.) A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.

Stripe (n.) A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color; as, a red or blue stripe sewed upon a garment.

Stripe (n.) A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark.

Stripe (n.) A long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like.

Stripe (n.) Color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort; as, persons of the same political stripe.

Stripe (n.) The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer.

Striped (imp. & p. p.) of Stripe

Striping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stripe

Stripe (v. t.) To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes.

Stripe (v. t.) To strike; to lash.

Striped (a.) Having stripes of different colors; streaked.

Strip-leaf (n.) Tobacco which has been stripped of its stalks before packing.

Stripling (n.) A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

Stripper (n.) One who, or that which, strips; specifically, a machine for stripping cards.

Strippet (n.) A small stream.

Stripping (n.) The act of one who strips.

Stripping (n.) The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.

Strisores (n. pl.) A division of passerine birds including the humming birds, swifts, and goatsuckers. It is now generally considered an artificial group.

Strove (imp.) of Strive

Striven (p. p.) of Strive

Strove () of Strive

Striving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strive

Strive (v. i.) To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.

Strive (v. i.) To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth.

Strive (v. i.) To vie; to compete; to be a rival.

Strive (n.) An effort; a striving.

Strive (n.) Strife; contention.

Strived (p. p.) Striven.

Striven () p. p. of Strive.

Striver (n.) One who strives.

Striving () a. & n. from Strive.

Strix (n.) One of the flutings of a column.

Stroam (v. i.) To wander about idly and vacantly.

Stroam (v. i.) To take long strides in walking.

Strobilae (pl. ) of Strobila

Strobila (n.) A form of the larva of certain Discophora in a state of development succeeding the scyphistoma. The body of the strobila becomes elongated, and subdivides transversely into a series of lobate segments which eventually become ephyrae, or young medusae.

Strobila (n.) A mature tapeworm.

Strobilaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a strobile or cone.

Strobilaceous (a.) Producing strobiles.

Strobilation (n.) The act or phenomenon of spontaneously dividing transversely, as do certain species of annelids and helminths; transverse fission. See Illust. under Syllidian.

Strobile (n.) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See Cone, n., 3.

Strobile (n.) An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.

Strobile (n.) Same as Strobila.

Strobiliform (a.) Shaped like a strobile.

Strobiline (a.) Of or pertaining to a strobile; strobilaceous; strobiliform; as, strobiline fruits.

Stroboscope (n.) An instrument for studying or observing the successive phases of a periodic or varying motion by means of light which is periodically interrupted.

Stroboscope (n.) An optical toy similar to the phenakistoscope. See Phenakistoscope.

Strockle (n.) A shovel with a turned-up edge, for frit, sand, etc.

Strode (n.) See Strude.

Strode () imp. of Stride.

Stroke (imp.) Struck.

Stroke (v. t.) The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.

Stroke (v. t.) The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.

Stroke (v. t.) The striking of the clock to tell the hour.

Stroke (v. t.) A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.

Stroke (v. t.) A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.

Stroke (v. t.) Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.

Stroke (v. t.) A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.

Stroke (v. t.) A throb or beat, as of the heart.

Stroke (v. t.) One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.

Stroke (v. t.) The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke.

Stroke (v. t.) The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided; -- called also stroke oar.

Stroke (v. t.) The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman.

Stroke (v. t.) A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.

Stroke (v. t.) The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.

Stroke (v. t.) Power; influence.

Stroke (v. t.) Appetite.

Strokeed (imp. & p. p.) of Stroke

Strokeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stroke

Stroke (v. t.) To strike.

Stroke (v. t.) To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.

Stroke (v. t.) To make smooth by rubbing.

Stroke (v. t.) To give a finely fluted surface to.

Stroke (v. t.) To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.

Stroker (n.) One who strokes; also, one who pretends to cure by stroking.

Strokesman (pl. ) of Strokesman

Strokesman (n.) The man who rows the aftermost oar, and whose stroke is to be followed by the rest.

Stroking (n.) The act of rubbing gently with the hand, or of smoothing; a stroke.

Stroking (n.) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order.

Stroking (n.) See Stripping, 2.

Strolled (imp. & p. p.) of Stroll

Strolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stroll

Stroll (v. i.) To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.

Stroll (n.) A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.

Stroller (n.) One who strolls; a vagrant.

Stromata (pl. ) of Stroma

Stroma (n.) The connective tissue or supporting framework of an organ; as, the stroma of the kidney.

Stroma (n.) The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood corpuscle or other cell.

Stroma (n.) A layer or mass of cellular tissue, especially that part of the thallus of certain fungi which incloses the perithecia.

Stromatic (a.) Miscellaneous; composed of different kinds.

Stromatology (n.) The history of the formation of stratified rocks.

Stromb (n.) Any marine univalve mollusk of the genus Strombus and allied genera. See Conch, and Strombus.

Strombite (n.) A fossil shell of the genus Strombus.

Stromboid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, Strombus.

Strombuliform (a.) Formed or shaped like a top.

Strombuliform (a.) Coiled into the shape of a screw or a helix.

Strombus (n.) A genus of marine gastropods in which the shell has the outer lip dilated into a broad wing. It includes many large and handsome species commonly called conch shells, or conchs. See Conch.

Stromeyerite (n.) A steel-gray mineral of metallic luster. It is a sulphide of silver and copper.

Strond (n.) Strand; beach.

Strong (superl.) Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.

Strong (superl.) Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.

Strong (superl.) Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.

Strong (superl.) Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.

Strong (superl.) Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.

Strong (superl.) Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.

Strong (superl.) Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.

Strong (superl.) Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.

Strong (superl.) Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.

Strong (superl.) Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.

Strong (superl.) Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.

Strong (superl.) Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.

Strong (superl.) Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.

Strong (superl.) Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.

Strong (superl.) Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.

Strong (superl.) Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.

Strong (superl.) Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.

Strong (superl.) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.

Strong (superl.) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak.

Strong (superl.) Applied to forms in Anglo-Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in -n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular.

Stronghand (n.) Violence; force; power.

Stronghold (n.) A fastness; a fort or fortress; fortfield place; a place of security.

Strongish (a.) Somewhat strong.

Strongly (adv.) In a strong manner; so as to be strong in action or in resistance; with strength; with great force; forcibly; powerfully; firmly; vehemently; as, a town strongly fortified; he objected strongly.

Strong-minded (a.) Having a vigorous mind; esp., having or affecting masculine qualities of mind; -- said of women.

Strong-water (n.) An acid.

Strong-water (n.) Distilled or ardent spirits; intoxicating liquor.

Strongylid (a. & n.) Strongyloid.

Strongyloid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Strongylus, a genus of parasitic nematode worms of which many species infest domestic animals. Some of the species, especially those living in the kidneys, lungs, and bronchial tubes, are often very injurious.

Strongyloid (n.) A strongyloid worm.

Strontia (n.) An earth of a white color resembling lime in appearance, and baryta in many of its properties. It is an oxide of the metal strontium.

Strontian (n.) Strontia.

Strontianite (n.) Strontium carbonate, a mineral of a white, greenish, or yellowish color, usually occurring in fibrous massive forms, but sometimes in prismatic crystals.

Strontic (a.) Of or pertaining to strontium; containing, or designating the compounds of, strontium.

Strontitic (a.) Strontic.

Strontium (n.) A metallic element of the calcium group, always naturally occurring combined, as in the minerals strontianite, celestite, etc. It is isolated as a yellowish metal, somewhat malleable but harder than calcium. It is chiefly employed (as in the nitrate) to color pyrotechnic flames red. Symbol Sr. Atomic weight 87.3.

Strontium (n.) A radioactive isotope of strontium produced by certain nuclear reactions, and constituting one of the prominent harmful components of radioactive fallout from nuclear explosions; also called radiostrontium. It has a half-life of 28 years.

Strook () imp. of Strike.

Strook (n.) A stroke.

Stroot (v. i.) To swell out; to strut.

Strop (n.) A strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3.

Stropped (imp. & p. p.) of Strop

Stropping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strop

Strop (v. t.) To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor.

Strop (n.) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

Strophanthus (n.) A genus of tropical apocynaceous shrubs having singularly twisted flowers. One species (Strophanthus hispidus) is used medicinally as a cardiac sedative and stimulant.

Strophes (pl. ) of Strophe

Strophe (n.) In Greek choruses and dances, the movement of the chorus while turning from the right to the left of the orchestra; hence, the strain, or part of the choral ode, sung during this movement. Also sometimes used of a stanza of modern verse. See the Note under Antistrophe.

Strophic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, strophes.

Strophiolate (a.) Alt. of Strophiolated

Strophiolated (a.) Furnished with a strophiole, or caruncle, or that which resembles it.

Strophiole (n.) A crestlike excrescence about the hilum of certain seeds; a caruncle.

Strophulus (n.) See Red-gum, 1.

Stroud (n.) A kind of coarse blanket or garment used by the North American Indians.

Strouding (n.) Material for strouds; a kind of coarse cloth used in trade with the North American Indians.

Strout (v. i.) To swell; to puff out; to project.

Strout (v. t.) To cause to project or swell out; to enlarge affectedly; to strut.

Strove () imp. of Strive.

Strowed (imp.) of Strow

Strown (p. p.) of Strow

Strowed () of Strow

Strow (v. t.) Same as Strew.

Strowl (v. i.) To stroll.

Strown () p. p. of Strow.

Stroy (v. i.) To destroy.

Struck () imp. & p. p. of Strike.

Strucken () p. p. of Strike.

Structural (a.) Of or pertaining to structure; affecting structure; as, a structural error.

Structural (a.) Of or pertaining to organit structure; as, a structural element or cell; the structural peculiarities of an animal or a plant.

Structure (n.) The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.

Structure (n.) Manner of building; form; make; construction.

Structure (n.) Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.

Structure (n.) Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.

Structure (n.) That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.

Structured (a.) Having a definite organic structure; showing differentiation of parts.

Structureless (a.) Without a definite structure, or arrangement of parts; without organization; devoid of cells; homogeneous; as, a structureless membrane.

Structurist (n.) One who forms structures; a builder; a constructor.

Strude (n.) A stock of breeding mares.

Struggled (imp. & p. p.) of Struggle

Struggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Struggle

Struggle (v. i.) To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.

Struggle (v. i.) To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.

Struggle (v. i.) To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.

Struggle (n.) A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.

Struggle (n.) Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.

Struggle (n.) Contest; contention; strife.

Struggler (n.) One who struggles.

Strull (n.) A bar so placed as to resist weight.

Strummed (imp. & p. p.) of Strum

Strumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strum

Strum (v. t. & i.) To play on an instrument of music, or as on an instrument, in an unskillful or noisy way; to thrum; as, to strum a piano.

Struma (n.) Scrofula.

Struma (n.) A cushionlike swelling on any organ; especially, that at the base of the capsule in many mosses.

Strumatic (a.) Scrofulous; strumous.

Strumose (a.) Strumous.

Strumose (a.) Having a struma.

Strumous (a.) Scrofulous; having struma.

Strumousness (n.) The state of being strumous.

Strumpet (n.) A prostitute; a harlot.

Strumpet (a.) Of or pertaining to a strumpet; characteristic of a strumpet.

Strumpet (v. t.) To debauch.

Strumpet (v. t.) To dishonor with the reputation of being a strumpet; hence, to belie; to slander.

Strumstrum (n.) A rude musical instrument somewhat like a cittern.

Strung () imp. & p. p. of String.

Strunt (n.) Spirituous liquor.

Struntian (n.) A kind of worsted braid, about an inch broad.

Struse (n.) A Russian river craft used for transporting freight.

Strutted (imp. & p. p.) of Strut

Strutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strut

Strut (v. t.) To swell; to bulge out.

Strut (v. t.) To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.

Strut (n.) The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.

Strut (n.) In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof.

Strut (n.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay, and tie.

Strut (v. t.) To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.

Strut (a.) Protuberant.

Struthian (a.) Struthious.

Struthiones (pl. ) of Struthio

Struthio (n.) A genus of birds including the African ostriches.

Struthioidea (n. pl.) Same as Struthiones.

Struthiones (n. pl.) A division, or order, of birds, including only the African ostriches.

Struthiones (n. pl.) In a wider sense, an extensive group of birds including the ostriches, cassowaries, emus, moas, and allied birds incapable of flight. In this sense it is equivalent to Ratitae, or Dromaeognathae.

Struthionine (a.) Struthious.

Struthious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Struthiones, or Ostrich tribe.

Strutter (n.) One who struts.

Strutting () a. & n. from Strut, v.

Struvite (n.) A crystalline mineral found in guano. It is a hydrous phosphate of magnesia and ammonia.

Strychnia (n.) Strychnine.

Strychnic (a.) Of or pertaining to strychnine; produced by strychnine; as, strychnic compounds; strychnic poisoning

Strychnic (a.) used to designate an acid, called also igasuric acid.

Strychnine (n.) A very poisonous alkaloid resembling brucine, obtained from various species of plants, especially from species of Loganiaceae, as from the seeds of the St. Ignatius bean (Strychnos Ignatia) and from nux vomica. It is obtained as a white crystalline substance, having a very bitter acrid taste, and is employed in medicine (chiefly in the form of the sulphate) as a powerful neurotic stimulant. Called also strychnia, and formerly strychnina.

Strychnos (n.) A genus of tropical trees and shrubs of the order Loganiaceae. See Nux vomica.

Stryphnic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid, obtained by the action of acetic acid and potassium nitrite on uric acid, as a yellow crystalline substance, with a bitter, astringent taste.

Stub (n.) The stump of a tree; that part of a tree or plant which remains fixed in the earth when the stem is cut down; -- applied especially to the stump of a small tree, or shrub.

Stub (n.) A log; a block; a blockhead.

Stub (n.) The short blunt part of anything after larger part has been broken off or used up; hence, anything short and thick; as, the stub of a pencil, candle, or cigar.

Stub (n.) A part of a leaf in a check book, after a check is torn out, on which the number, amount, and destination of the check are usually recorded.

Stub (n.) A pen with a short, blunt nib.

Stub (n.) A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.

Stubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Stub

Stubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stub

Stub (v. t.) To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.

Stub (v. t.) To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.

Stub (v. t.) To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.

Stubbed (a.) Reduced to a stub; short and thick, like something truncated; blunt; obtuse.

Stubbed (a.) Abounding in stubs; stubby.

Stubbed (a.) Not nice or delicate; hardy; rugged.

Stubbedness (n.) The quality or state of being stubbed.

Stubbiness (n.) The state of being stubby.

Stubble (n.) The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground; the part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle.

Stubbled (a.) Covered with stubble.

Stubbled (a.) Stubbed; as, stubbled legs.

Stubbly (a.) Covered with stubble; stubbled.

Stubborn (a.) Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; -- said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule.

Stubby (a.) Abounding with stubs.

Stubby (a.) Short and thick; short and strong, as bristles.

Stuccoes (pl. ) of Stucco

Stuccos (pl. ) of Stucco

Stucco (n.) Plaster of any kind used as a coating for walls, especially, a fine plaster, composed of lime or gypsum with sand and pounded marble, used for internal decorations and fine work.

Stucco (n.) Work made of stucco; stuccowork.

Stuccoed (imp. & p. p.) of Stucco

Stuccoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stucco

Stucco (v. t.) To overlay or decorate with stucco, or fine plaster.

Stuccoer (n.) One who stuccoes.

Stuccowork (n.) Work done in stucco.

Stuck () imp. & p. p. of Stick.

Stuck (n.) A thrust.

Stuckle (n.) A number of sheaves set together in the field; a stook.

Stuck-up (a.) Self-important and supercilious, /onceited; vain; arrogant.

Stud (n.) A collection of breeding horses and mares, or the place where they are kept; also, a number of horses kept for a racing, riding, etc.

Stud (n.) A stem; a trunk.

Stud (n.) An upright scanting, esp. one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.

Stud (n.) A kind of nail with a large head, used chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob; a boss.

Stud (n.) An ornamental button of various forms, worn in a shirt front, collar, wristband, or the like, not sewed in place, but inserted through a buttonhole or eyelet, and transferable.

Stud (n.) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.

Stud (n.) A stud bolt.

Stud (n.) An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.

Studded (imp. & p. p.) of Stud

Studding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stud

Stud (v. t.) To adorn with shining studs, or knobs.

Stud (v. t.) To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects; to set thickly, as with studs.

Studbook (n.) A genealogical register of a particular breed or stud of horses, esp. thoroughbreds.

Studdery (n.) A stud, or collection of breeding horses and mares; also, a place for keeping a stud.

Studding (n.) Material for studs, or joists; studs, or joists, collectively; studs.

Studding sail () A light sail set at the side of a principal or square sail of a vessel in free winds, to increase her speed. Its head is bent to a small spar which is called the studding-sail boom. See Illust. of Sail.

Student (n.) A person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning; a learner; a pupil; a scholar; especially, one who attends a school, or who seeks knowledge from professional teachers or from books; as, the students of an academy, a college, or a university; a medical student; a hard student.

Student (n.) One who studies or examines in any manner; an attentive and systematic observer; as, a student of human nature, or of physical nature.

Studentry (n.) A body of students.

Studentship (n.) The state of being a student.

Studfish (n.) Any one of several species of small American minnows of the genus Fundulus, as F. catenatus.

Stud-horse (n.) A stallion, esp. one kept for breeding.

Studied (a.) Closely examined; read with diligence and attention; made the subject of study; well considered; as, a studied lesson.

Studied (a.) Well versed in any branch of learning; qualified by study; learned; as, a man well studied in geometry.

Studied (a.) Premeditated; planned; designed; as, a studied insult.

Studied (a.) Intent; inclined.

Studiedly (adv.) In a studied manner.

Studier (n.) A student.

Studios (pl. ) of Studio

Studio (n.) The working room of an artist.

Studious (a.) Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.

Studious (a.) Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.

Studious (a.) Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent; -- usually followed by an infinitive or by of; as, be studious to please; studious to find new friends and allies.

Studious (a.) Planned with study; deliberate; studied.

Studious (a.) Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade.

Studies (pl. ) of Study

Study (v. i.) A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence, application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.

Study (v. i.) Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.

Study (v. i.) Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.

Study (v. i.) A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.

Study (v. i.) A representation or rendering of any object or scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a figure picture.

Study (v. i.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.

Studied (imp. & p. p.) of Study

Studying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Study

Study (n.) To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.

Study (n.) To apply the mind to books or learning.

Study (n.) To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.

Study (v. t.) To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose of learning and understanding; as, to study law or theology; to study languages.

Study (v. t.) To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.

Study (v. t.) To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.

Study (v. t.) To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of others; to study variety in composition.

Stufa (n.) A jet of steam issuing from a fissure in the earth.

Stuff (v. t.) Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture.

Stuff (v. t.) The fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence.

Stuff (v. t.) Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber.

Stuff (v. t.) Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.

Stuff (v. t.) A medicine or mixture; a potion.

Stuff (v. t.) Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.

Stuff (v. t.) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.

Stuff (v. t.) Paper stock ground ready for use.

Stuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Stuff

Stuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stuff

Stuff (n.) To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick.

Stuff (n.) To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack.

Stuff (n.) To fill by being pressed or packed into.

Stuff (n.) To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey.

Stuff (n.) To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.

Stuff (n.) To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals.

Stuff (n.) To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.

Stuff (n.) To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.

Stuff (n.) To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).

Stuff (v. i.) To feed gluttonously; to cram.

Stuffer (n.) One who, or that which, stuffs.

Stuffiness (n.) The quality of being stuffy.

Stuffing (n.) That which is used for filling anything; as, the stuffing of a saddle or cushion.

Stuffing (n.) Any seasoning preparation used to stuff meat; especially, a composition of bread, condiments, spices, etc.; forcemeat; dressing.

Stuffing (n.) A mixture of oil and tallow used in softening and dressing leather.

Stuffy (a.) Stout; mettlesome; resolute.

Stuffy (a.) Angry and obstinate; sulky.

Stuffy (a.) Ill-ventilated; close.

Stuke (n.) Stucco.

Stull (n.) A framework of timber covered with boards to support rubbish; also, a framework of boards to protect miners from falling stones.

Stulm (n.) A shaft or gallery to drain a mine.

Stulp (n.) A short, stout post used for any purpose, a to mark a boundary.

Stultification (n.) The act of stultifying, or the state of being stultified.

Stultifier (n.) One who stultifies.

Stultified (imp. & p. p.) of Stultify

Stultifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stultify

Stultify (v. t.) To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by imposition; to stultify one's self by silly reasoning or conduct.

Stultify (v. t.) To regard as a fool, or as foolish.

Stultify (v. t.) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that the performance of some act may be avoided.

Stultiloquence (n.) Silly talk; babbling.

Stultiloquent (a.) Given to, or characterized by, silly talk; babbling.

Stultiloquy (n.) Foolish talk; silly discource; babbling.

Stulty (a.) Foolish; silly.

Stum (n.) Unfermented grape juice or wine, often used to raise fermentation in dead or vapid wines; must.

Stum (n.) Wine revived by new fermentation, reulting from the admixture of must.

Stummed (imp. & p. p.) of Stum

Stumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stum

Stum (v. t.) To renew, as wine, by mixing must with it and raising a new fermentation.

Stumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Stumble

Stumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stumble

Stumble (v. i.) To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step.

Stumble (v. i.) To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.

Stumble (v. i.) To fall into a crime or an error; to err.

Stumble (v. i.) To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; -- with on, upon, or against.

Stumble (v. t.) To cause to stumble or trip.

Stumble (v. t.) Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall.

Stumble (n.) A trip in walking or running.

Stumble (n.) A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.

Stumbler (n.) One who stumbles.

Stumbling-block (n.) Any cause of stumbling, perplexity, or error.

Stumblingly (adv.) In a stumbling manner.

Stumbling-stone (n.) A stumbling-block.

Stump (n.) The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.

Stump (n.) The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub; as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom.

Stump (n.) The legs; as, to stir one's stumps.

Stump (n.) One of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails.

Stump (n.) A short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point, or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon, etc., in powder.

Stump (n.) A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.

Stumped (imp. & p. p.) of Stump

Stumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stump

Stump (v. t.) To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.

Stump (v. t.) To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub.

Stump (v. t.) To challenge; also, to nonplus.

Stump (v. t.) To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n.

Stump (n.) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out.

Stump (n.) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.

Stump (v. i.) To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.

Stumpage (n.) Timber in standing trees, -- often sold without the land at a fixed price per tree or per stump, the stumps being counted when the land is cleared.

Stumpage (n.) A tax on the amount of timber cut, regulated by the price of lumber.

Stumper (n.) One who stumps.

Stumper (n.) A boastful person.

Stumper (n.) A puzzling or incredible story.

Stumpiness (n.) The state of being stumpy.

Stump-tailed (a.) Having a short, thick tail.

Stumpy (a.) Full of stumps; hard; strong.

Stumpy (a.) Short and thick; stubby.

Stunned (imp. & p. p.) of Stun

Stunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stun

Stun (v. t.) To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render senseless by a blow, as on the head.

Stun (v. t.) To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome; especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.

Stun (v. t.) To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.

Stun (n.) The condition of being stunned.

Stung () imp. & p. p. of Sting.

Stunk () imp. & p. p. of Stink.

Stunner (n.) One who, or that which, stuns.

Stunner (n.) Something striking or amazing in quality; something of extraordinary excellence.

Stunning (a.) Overpowering consciousness; overpowering the senses; especially, overpowering the sense of hearing; confounding with noise.

Stunning (a.) Striking or overpowering with astonishment, especially on account of excellence; as, stunning poetry.

Stunsail (n.) A contraction of Studding sail.

Stunted (imp. & p. p.) of Stunt

Stunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stunt

Stunt (v. t.) To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant.

Stunt (n.) A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.

Stunt (n.) Specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber.

Stunted (a.) Dwarfed.

Stuntness (n.) Stuntedness; brevity.

Stupa (n.) A mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.

Stupa (n.) See 1st Stupe.

Stupe (v. t.) Cloth or flax dipped in warm water or medicaments and applied to a hurt or sore.

Stuped (imp. & p. p.) of Stupe

Stuping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stupe

Stupe (v. t.) To foment with a stupe.

Stupe (n.) A stupid person.

Stupefacient (a.) Producing stupefaction; stupefactive.

Stupefacient (n.) Anything promoting stupefaction; a narcotic.

Stupefaction (n.) The act of stupefying, or the state of being stupefied.

Stupefactive (a. & n.) Same as Stupefacient.

Stupefied (a.) Having been made stupid.

Stupefiedness (n.) Quality of being stupid.

Stupefier (n.) One who, or that which, stupefies; a stupefying agent.

Stupefied (imp. & p. p.) of Stupefy

Stupefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stupefy

Stupefy (v. t.) To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility; to make torpid.

Stupefy (v. t.) To deprive of material mobility.

Stupendous (a.) Astonishing; wonderful; amazing; especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation; as, a stupendous pile.

Stupeous (a.) Resembling tow; having long, loose scales, or matted filaments, like tow; stupose.

Stupid (a.) Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; -- said of persons.

Stupid (a.) Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things.

Stupidity (n.) The quality or state of being stupid; extreme dullness of perception or understanding; insensibility; sluggishness.

Stupidity (n.) Stupor; astonishment; stupefaction.

Stupify (v. t.) See Stupefy.

Stupor (n.) Great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy.

Stupor (n.) Intellectual insensibility; moral stupidity; heedlessness or inattention to one's interests.

Stupose (a.) Composed of, or having, tufted or matted filaments like tow; stupeous.

Stuprate (v. t.) To ravish; to debauch.

Stupration (n.) Violation of chastity by force; rape.

Stuprum (n.) Stupration.

Sturb (v. t.) To disturb.

Sturdily (adv.) In a sturdy manner.

Sturdiness (n.) Quality of being sturdy.

Sturdy (superl.) Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern.

Sturdy (superl.) Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality; as, a man of sturdy piety or patriotism.

Sturdy (superl.) Characterized by physical strength or force; strong; lusty; violent; as, a sturdy lout.

Sturdy (superl.) Stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak.

Sturdy (n.) A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.

Sturgeon (n.) Any one of numerous species of large cartilaginous ganoid fishes belonging to Acipenser and allied genera of the family Acipenseridae. They run up rivers to spawn, and are common on the coasts and in the large rivers and lakes of North America, Europe, and Asia. Caviare is prepared from the roe, and isinglass from the air bladder.

Sturiones (n. pl.) An order of fishes including the sturgeons.

Sturionian (n.) One of the family of fishes of which the sturgeon is the type.

Sturk (n.) See Stirk.

Sturnoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the starlings.

Sturt (v. i.) To vex; to annoy; to startle.

Sturt (n.) Disturbance; annoyance; care.

Sturt (n.) A bargain in tribute mining by which the tributor profits.

Sturtion (n.) A corruption of Nasturtion.

Stut (v. i.) To stutter.

Stuttered (imp. & p. p.) of Stutter

Stuttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stutter

Stutter (v. t. & i.) To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer.

Stutter (n.) The act of stuttering; a stammer. See Stammer, and Stuttering.

Stutter (n.) One who stutters; a stammerer.

Stutterer (n.) One who stutters; a stammerer.

Stuttering (n.) The act of one who stutters; -- restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.

Stuttering (a.) Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.

Sties (pl. ) of Sty

Sty (v. i.) A pen or inclosure for swine.

Sty (v. i.) A place of bestial debauchery.

Stied (imp. & p. p.) of Sty

Stying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sty

Sty (v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a sty.

Sty (v. i.) To soar; to ascend; to mount. See Stirrup.

Sty (v. i.) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.

Styan (n.) See Sty, a boil.

Styca (n.) An anglo-Saxon copper coin of the lowest value, being worth half a farthing.

Stycerin (n.) A triacid alcohol, related to glycerin, and obtained from certain styryl derivatives as a yellow, gummy, amorphous substance; -- called also phenyl glycerin.

Stye (n.) See Sty, a boil.

Stygial (a.) Stygian.

Stygian (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Styx; hence, hellish; infernal. See Styx.

Stylagalmaic (a.) Performing the office of columns; as, Atlantes and Caryatides are stylagalmaic figures or images.

Stylar (a.) See Stilar.

Stylaster (n.) Any one of numerous species of delicate, usually pink, calcareous hydroid corals of the genus Stylaster.

Style (v. t.) An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax.

Style (v. t.) Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use.

Style (v. t.) A pen; an author's pen.

Style (v. t.) A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.

Style (v. t.) A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.

Style (v. t.) A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.

Style (v. t.) The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.

Style (v. t.) The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.

Style (v. t.) Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written; especially, such use of language in the expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse; rhetorical expression.

Style (v. t.) Mode of presentation, especially in music or any of the fine arts; a characteristic of peculiar mode of developing in idea or accomplishing a result.

Style (v. t.) Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion.

Style (v. t.) Mode or phrase by which anything is formally designated; the title; the official designation of any important body; mode of address; as, the style of Majesty.

Style (v. t.) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

Styled (imp. & p. p.) of Style

Styling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Style

Style (v. t.) To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.

Stylet (n.) A small poniard; a stiletto.

Stylet (n.) An instrument for examining wounds and fistulas, and for passing setons, and the like; a probe, -- called also specillum.

Stylet (n.) A stiff wire, inserted in catheters or other tubular instruments to maintain their shape and prevent clogging.

Stylet (n.) Any small, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ; as, the caudal stylets of certain insects; the ventral stylets of certain Infusoria.

Styliferous (a.) Bearing one or more styles.

Styliform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a style, pin, or pen; styloid.

Stylish (a.) Having style or artistic quality; given to, or fond of, the display of style; highly fashionable; modish; as, a stylish dress, house, manner.

Stylist (n.) One who is a master or a model of style, especially in writing or speaking; a critic of style.

Stylistic (a.) Of or pertaining to style in language.

Stylite (n.) One of a sect of anchorites in the early church, who lived on the tops of pillars for the exercise of their patience; -- called also pillarist and pillar saint.

Stylo- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the styloid process of the temporal bone; as, stylohyal, stylomastoid, stylomaxillary.

Stylobate (n.) The uninterrupted and continuous flat band, coping, or pavement upon which the bases of a row of columns are supported. See Sub-base.

Styloglossal (a.) Of or pertaining to styloid process and the tongue.

Stylograph (n.) A stylographic pen.

Stylographic (a.) Of or pertaining to stylography; used in stylography; as, stylographic tablets.

Stylographic (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, stylographic pen; as, stylographic ink.

Stylographical (a.) Same as Stylographic, 1.

Stylography (n.) A mode of writing or tracing lines by means of a style on cards or tablets.

Stylohyal (n.) A segment in the hyoidean arch between the epihyal and tympanohyal.

Stylohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the hyoid bone.

Styloid (a.) Styliform; as, the styloid process.

Styloid (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process.

Stylomastoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid and mastoid processes of the temporal bone.

Stylomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the maxilla.

Stylometer (n.) An instrument for measuring columns.

Stylommata (n. pl.) Same as Stylommatophora.

Stylommatophora (n. pl.) A division of Pulmonata in which the eyes are situated at the tips of the tentacles. It includes the common land snails and slugs. See Illust. under Snail.

Stylommatophorous (a.) Of or pertaining to Stylommatophora.

Stylopodia (pl. ) of Stylopodium

Stylopodium (n.) An expansion at the base of the style, as in umbelliferous plants.

Stylops (n.) A genus of minute insects parasitic, in their larval state, on bees and wasps. It is the typical genus of the group Strepsiptera, formerly considered a distinct order, but now generally referred to the Coleoptera. See Strepsiptera.

Stylus (n.) An instrument for writing. See Style, n., 1.

Stylus (n.) That needle-shaped part at the tip of the playing arm of phonograph which sits in the groove of a phonograph record while it is turning, to detect the undulations in the phonograph groove and convert them into vibrations which are transmitted to a system (since 1920 electronic) which converts the signal into sound; also called needle. The stylus is frequently composed of metal or diamond.

Stylus (n.) The needle-like device used to cut the grooves which record the sound on the original disc during recording of a phonograph record.

Stylus (n.) A pen-shaped pointing device used to specify the cursor position on a graphics tablet.

Styphnate (n.) A salt of styphnic acid.

Styphnic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystalline astringent acid, (NO2)3.C6H.(OH)2, obtained by the action of nitric acid on resorcin. Styphnic acid resembles picric acid, but is not bitter. It acts like a strong dibasic acid, having a series of well defined salts.

Styptic (a.) Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent.

Styptic (n.) A styptic medicine.

Styptical (a.) Styptic; astringent.

Stypticity (n.) The quality or state of being styptic; astringency.

Styracin (n.) A white crystalline tasteless substance extracted from gum storax, and consisting of a salt of cinnamic acid with cinnamic alcohol.

Styrax (n.) A genus of shrubs and trees, mostly American or Asiatic, abounding in resinous and aromatic substances. Styrax officinalis yields storax, and S. Benzoin yields benzoin.

Styrax (n.) Same as Storax.

Styrol (n.) See Styrolene.

Styrolene (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C8H8, obtained by the distillation of storax, by the decomposition of cinnamic acid, and by the condensation of acetylene, as a fragrant, aromatic, mobile liquid; -- called also phenyl ethylene, vinyl benzene, styrol, styrene, and cinnamene.

Styrone (n.) A white crystalline substance having a sweet taste and a hyacinthlike odor, obtained by the decomposition of styracin; -- properly called cinnamic, / styryl, alcohol.

Styryl (n.) A hypothetical radical found in certain derivatives of styrolene and cinnamic acid; -- called also cinnyl, or cinnamyl.

Stythe (n.) Choke damp.

Stythy (n. & v.) See Stithy.

Styx (n.) The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.

Ut (n.) The first note in Guido's musical scale, now usually superseded by do. See Solmization.

Utas (n.) The eighth day after any term or feast; the octave; as, the utas of St. Michael.

Utas (n.) Hence, festivity; merriment.

Utensil (v. t.) That which is used; an instrument; an implement; especially, an instrument or vessel used in a kitchen, or in domestic and farming business.

Uterine (a.) Of or instrument to the uterus, or womb.

Uterine (a.) Born of the same mother, but by a different father.

Uterogestation (n.) Gestation in the womb from conception to birth; pregnancy.

Uterovaginal (n.) Pertaining to both the uterus and the vagina.

Uterus (n.) The organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.

Uterus (n.) A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Append.

Utes (n. pl.) An extensive tribe of North American Indians of the Shoshone stock, inhabiting Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and adjacent regions. They are subdivided into several subordinate tribes, some of which are among the most degraded of North American Indians.

Utia (n.) Any species of large West Indian rodents of the genus Capromys, or Utia. In general appearance and habits they resemble rats, but they are as large as rabbits.

Utica (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a subdivision of the Trenton Period of the Lower Silurian, characterized in the State of New York by beds of shale.

Utile (v. t.) Profitable; useful.

Utilitarian (a.) Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; /iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked by a sordid spirit; as, utilitarian narrowness; a utilitarian indifference to art.

Utilitarian (a.) Of or pertaining to utilitarianism; supporting utilitarianism; as, the utilitarian view of morality; the Utilitarian Society.

Utilitarian (n.) One who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism.

Utilitarianism (n.) The doctrine that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the end and aim of all social and political institutions.

Utilitarianism (n.) The doctrine that virtue is founded in utility, or that virtue is defined and enforced by its tendency to promote the highest happiness of the universe.

Utilitarianism (n.) The doctrine that utility is the sole standard of morality, so that the rectitude of an action is determined by its usefulness.

Utility (n.) The quality or state of being useful; usefulness; production of good; profitableness to some valuable end; as, the utility of manure upon land; the utility of the sciences; the utility of medicines.

Utility (n.) Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.

Utility (n.) Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, -- the foundation of utilitarianism.

Utilizable (a.) Capable of being utilized; as, the utilizable products of the gas works.

Utilization (n.) The act of utilizing, or the state of being utilized.

Utilized (imp. & p. p.) of Utilize

Utilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Utilize

Utilize (v. t.) To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one's opportunities.

Uti possidetis () The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war.

Uti possidetis () A species of interdict granted to one who was in possession of an immovable thing, in order that he might be declared the legal possessor.

Utis (n.) See Utas.

Utlary (n.) Outlawry.

Utmost (a.) Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.

Utmost (a.) Being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness.

Utmost (n.) The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost.

Utopia (n.) An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Utopia (n.) Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.

Utopian (a.) Of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections; as, Utopian projects; Utopian happiness.

Utopian (n.) An inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist.

Utopianism (n.) The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism.

Utopianist (n.) An Utopian; an optimist.

Utopical (a.) Utopian; ideal.

Utopist (n.) A Utopian.

Utraquist (n.) One who receives the eucharist in both kinds; esp., one of a body of Hussites who in the 15th century fought for the right to do this. Called also Calixtines.

Utricle (n.) A little sac or vesicle, as the air cell of fucus, or seaweed.

Utricle (n.) A microscopic cell in the structure of an egg, animal, or plant.

Utricle (n.) A small, thin-walled, one-seeded fruit, as of goosefoot.

Utricle (n.) A utriculus.

Utricular (a.) Of or pertaining to a utricle, or utriculus; containing, or furnished with, a utricle or utricles; utriculate; as, a utricular plant.

Utricular (a.) Resembling a utricle or bag, whether large or minute; -- said especially with reference to the condition of certain substances, as sulphur, selenium, etc., when condensed from the vaporous state and deposited upon cold bodies, in which case they assume the form of small globules filled with liquid.

Utricularia (n.) A genus of aquatic flowering plants, in which the submersed leaves bear many little utricles, or ascidia. See Ascidium,

Utriculate (a.) Resembling a bladder; swollen like a bladder; inflated; utricular.

Utriculoid (a.) Resembling a bladder; utricular; utriculate.

Utriculus (n.) A little sac, or bag; a utricle; especially, a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. See the Note under Ear.

Utro () - (/). A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the uterus; as in utro-ovarian.

Utter (a.) Outer.

Utter (a.) Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer.

Utter (a.) Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness.

Utter (a.) Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial.

Uttered (imp. & p. p.) of Utter

Uttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Utter

Utter (a.) To put forth or out; to reach out.

Utter (a.) To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend.

Utter (a.) hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins, forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter coin or bank notes.

Utter (a.) To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce.

Utterable (a.) Capable of being uttered.

Utterance (n.) The act of uttering.

Utterance (n.) Sale by offering to the public.

Utterance (n.) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.

Utterance (n.) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.

Utterance (n.) Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.

Utterance (n.) The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.

Utterer (n.) One who utters.

Utterest (superl.) Uttermost.

Utterless (a.) Incapable of being uttered.

Utterly (adv.) In an utter manner; to the full extent; fully; totally; as, utterly ruined; it is utterly vain.

Uttermore (a.) Further; outer; utter.

Uttermost (a.) Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree; as, the uttermost extent or end.

Uttermost (n.) The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent.

Utterness (n.) The quality or state of being utter, or extreme; extremity; utmost; uttermost.

Yt () Alt. of Yt

Yt () an old method of printing that (AS. /aet, /aet) the "y" taking the place of the old letter "thorn" (/). Cf. Ye, the.

Ythrowe () p. p. of Throw.

Ytterbic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ytterbium; containing ytterbium.

Ytterbium (n.) A rare element of the boron group, sometimes associated with yttrium or other related elements, as in euxenite and gadolinite. Symbol Yb; provisional atomic weight 173.2. Cf. Yttrium.

Yttria (n.) The oxide, Y2O3, or earth, of yttrium.

Yttric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, yttrium.

Yttriferous (a.) Bearing or containing yttrium or the allied elements; as, gadolinite is one of the yttriferous minerals.

Yttrious (a.) Same as Yttric.

Yttrium (n.) A rare metallic element of the boron-aluminium group, found in gadolinite and other rare minerals, and extracted as a dark gray powder. Symbol Y. Atomic weight, 89.

Yttro-cerite (n.) A mineral of a violet-blue color, inclining to gray and white. It is a hydrous fluoride of cerium, yttrium, and calcium.

Yttro-columbite (n.) Alt. of Yttro-tantalite

Yttro-tantalite (n.) A tantalate of uranium, yttrium, and calcium, of a brown or black color.









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