Words whose second letter is U

Aubade (n.) An open air concert in the morning, as distinguished from an evening serenade; also, a pianoforte composition suggestive of morning.

Aubaine (n.) Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.

Aube (n.) An alb.

Auberge (n.) An inn.

Aubin (n.) A broken gait of a horse, between an amble and a gallop; -- commonly called a Canterbury gallop.

Auburn (a.) Flaxen-colored.

Auburn (a.) Reddish brown.

Auchenium (n.) The part of the neck nearest the back.

Auctary (n.) That which is superadded; augmentation.

Auction (n.) A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.

Auction (n.) The things sold by auction or put up to auction.

Auction (v. t.) To sell by auction.

Auctionary (a.) Of or pertaining to an auction or an auctioneer.

Auctioneer (n.) A person who sells by auction; a person whose business it is to dispose of goods or lands by public sale to the highest or best bidder.

Auctioneer (v. t.) To sell by auction; to auction.

Aucupation (n.) Birdcatching; fowling.

Audacious (a.) Daring; spirited; adventurous.

Audacious (a.) Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.

Audacious (a.) Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.

Audaciously (adv.) In an audacious manner; with excess of boldness; impudently.

Audaciousness (n.) The quality of being audacious; impudence; audacity.

Audacity (n.) Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.

Audacity (n.) Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a contempt of law or moral restraints.

Audibility (n.) The quality of being audible; power of being heard; audible capacity.

Audible (a.) Capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard; as, an audible voice or whisper.

Audible (n.) That which may be heard.

Audibleness (n.) The quality of being audible.

Audibly (adv.) So as to be heard.

Audience (a.) The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

Audience (a.) Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.

Audience (a.) An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

Audient (a.) Listening; paying attention; as, audient souls.

Audient (n.) A hearer; especially a catechumen in the early church.

Audiometer (n.) An instrument by which the power of hearing can be gauged and recorded on a scale.

Audiphone (n.) An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve and enables the deaf to hear more or less distinctly; a dentiphone.

Audit (a.) An audience; a hearing.

Audit (a.) An examination in general; a judicial examination.

Audit (a.) The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.

Audit (a.) A general receptacle or receiver.

Audited (imp. & p. p.) of Audit

Auditing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Audit

Audit (v. t.) To examine and adjust, as an account or accounts; as, to audit the accounts of a treasure, or of parties who have a suit depending in court.

Audit (v. i.) To settle or adjust an account.

Audita querela () A writ which lies for a party against whom judgment is recovered, but to whom good matter of discharge has subsequently accrued which could not have been availed of to prevent such judgment.

Audition (n.) The act of hearing or listening; hearing.

Auditive (a.) Of or pertaining to hearing; auditory.

Auditor (a.) A hearer or listener.

Auditor (a.) A person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance.

Auditor (a.) One who hears judicially, as in an audience court.

Auditorial (a.) Auditory.

Auditorium (n.) The part of a church, theater, or other public building, assigned to the audience.

Auditorship (n.) The office or function of auditor.

Auditory (a.) Of or pertaining to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve. See Ear.

Auditory (n.) An assembly of hearers; an audience.

Auditory (n.) An auditorium.

Auditress (n.) A female hearer.

Auditual (a.) Auditory.

Auf (n.) A changeling or elf child, -- that is, one left by fairies; a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf.

Au fait () Expert; skillful; well instructed.

Augean (a.) Of or pertaining to Augeus, king of Elis, whose stable contained 3000 oxen, and had not been cleaned for 30 years. Hercules cleansed it in a single day.

Augean (a.) Hence: Exceedingly filthy or corrupt.

Auger (n.) A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet. It has a handle placed crosswise by which it is turned with both hands. A pod auger is one with a straight channel or groove, like the half of a bean pod. A screw auger has a twisted blade, by the spiral groove of which the chips are discharge.

Auger (n.) An instrument for boring or perforating soils or rocks, for determining the quality of soils, or the nature of the rocks or strata upon which they lie, and for obtaining water.

Auget (n.) A priming tube connecting the charge chamber with the gallery, or place where the slow match is applied.

Aught (n.) Alt. of Aucht

Aucht (n.) Property; possession.

Aught (n.) Anything; any part.

Aught (adv.) At all; in any degree.

Augite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt; -- also used instead of the general term pyroxene.

Augitic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, augite; containing augite as a principal constituent; as, augitic rocks.

Augmented (imp. & p. p.) of Augment

Augmenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Augment

Augment (v. t.) To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.

Augment (v. t.) To add an augment to.

Augment (v. i.) To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.

Augment (n.) Enlargement by addition; increase.

Augment (n.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

Augmentable (a.) Capable of augmentation.

Augmentation (n.) The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.

Augmentation (n.) The state of being augmented; enlargement.

Augmentation (n.) The thing added by way of enlargement.

Augmentation (n.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.

Augmentation (n.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.

Augmentation (n.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length.

Augmentative (a.) Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.

Augmentative (n.) A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived; as, dullard, one very dull. Opposed to diminutive.

Augmenter (n.) One who, or that which, augments or increases anything.

Augrim (n.) See Algorism.

Augur (n.) An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.

Augur (n.) One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a diviner; a prophet.

Augured (imp. & p. p.) of Augur

Auguring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Augur

Augur (v. i.) To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.

Augur (v. i.) To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue; as, to augur well or ill.

Augur (v. t.) To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.

Augural (a.) Of or pertaining to augurs or to augury; betokening; ominous; significant; as, an augural staff; augural books.

Augurate (v. t. & i.) To make or take auguries; to augur; to predict.

Augurate (n.) The office of an augur.

Auguration (n.) The practice of augury.

Augurer (n.) An augur.

Augurial (a.) Relating to augurs or to augury.

Augurist (n.) An augur.

Angurize (v. t.) To augur.

Augurous (a.) Full of augury; foreboding.

Augurship (n.) The office, or period of office, of an augur.

Auguries (pl. ) of Augury

Augury (n.) The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.

Augury (n.) An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.

Augury (n.) A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.

August (a.) Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an aspect of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime; majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or authority.

August (a.) The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Augustan (n.) Of or pertaining to Augustus Caesar or to his times.

Augustan (n.) Of or pertaining to the town of Augsburg.

Augustine (n.) Alt. of Augustinian

Augustinian (n.) A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.

Augustinian (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines.

Augustinian (n.) One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally.

Augustinianism (n.) Alt. of Augustinism

Augustinism (n.) The doctrines held by Augustine or by the Augustinians.

Augustly (adv.) In an august manner.

Augustness (n.) The quality of being august; dignity of mien; grandeur; magnificence.

Auk (n.) A name given to various species of arctic sea birds of the family Alcidae. The great auk, now extinct, is Alca (/ Plautus) impennis. The razor-billed auk is A. torda. See Puffin, Guillemot, and Murre.

Aukward (a.) See Awkward.

Aularian (a.) Relating to a hall.

Aularian (n.) At Oxford, England, a member of a hall, distinguished from a collegian.

Auld (a.) Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh.

Auld lang syne () A Scottish phrase used in recalling recollections of times long since past.

Auletic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pipe (flute) or piper.

Aulic (a.) Pertaining to a royal court.

Aulic (n.) The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).

Auln (n.) An ell. [Obs.] See Aune.

Aulnage (n.) Alt. of Aulnager

Aulnager (n.) See Alnage and Alnager.

Aum (n.) Same as Aam.

Aumail (v. t.) To figure or variegate.

Aumbry (n.) Same as Ambry.

Aumery (n.) A form of Ambry, a closet; but confused with Almonry, as if a place for alms.

Auncel (n.) A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England.

Auncetry (n.) Ancestry.

Aune (n.) A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris, 0.95 of an English ell); -- now superseded by the meter.

Aunt (n.) The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.

Aunt (n.) An old woman; and old gossip.

Aunt (n.) A bawd, or a prostitute.

Auntter (n.) Adventure; hap.

Aunter (v. t.) Alt. of Auntre

Auntre (v. t.) To venture; to dare.

Auntie (n.) Alt. of Aunty

Aunty (n.) A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term applied to aged negro women.

Auntrous (a.) Adventurous.

Aurae (pl. ) of Aura

Aura (n.) Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.

Aura (n.) The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics.

Aural (a.) Of or pertaining to the air, or to an aura.

Aural (a.) Of or pertaining to the ear; as, aural medicine and surgery.

Aurantiaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Aurantiaceae, an order of plants (formerly considered natural), of which the orange is the type.

Aurate (n.) A combination of auric acid with a base; as, aurate or potassium.

Aurated (a.) Resembling or containing gold; gold-colored; gilded.

Aurated (a.) Combined with auric acid.

Aurated (a.) Having ears. See Aurited.

Aureate (a.) Golden; gilded.

Aurelia (n.) The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a brilliant golden color, as that of some of the butterflies.

Aurelia (n.) A genus of jellyfishes. See Discophora.

Aurelian (a.) Of or pertaining to the aurelia.

Aurelian (n.) An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.

Aureola (n.) Alt. of Aureole

Aureole (n.) A celestial crown or accidental glory added to the bliss of heaven, as a reward to those (as virgins, martyrs, preachers, etc.) who have overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Aureole (n.) The circle of rays, or halo of light, with which painters surround the figure and represent the glory of Christ, saints, and others held in special reverence.

Aureole (n.) A halo, actual or figurative.

Aureole (n.) See Areola, 2.

Auric (a.) Of or pertaining to gold.

Auric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its higher valence; as, auric oxide; auric chloride.

Aurichalceous (a.) Brass-colored.

Aurichalcite (n.) A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc, found in pale green or blue crystalline aggregations. It yields a kind of brass on reduction.

Auricle (n.) The external ear, or that part of the ear which is prominent from the head.

Auricle (n.) The chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the heart, by which the blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; -- so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds. See Heart.

Auricle (n.) An angular or ear-shaped lobe.

Auricle (n.) An instrument applied to the ears to give aid in hearing; a kind of ear trumpet.

Auricled (a.) Having ear-shaped appendages or lobes; auriculate; as, auricled leaves.

Auriculae (pl. ) of Auricula

Auriculas (pl. ) of Auricula

Auricula (n.) A species of Primula, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear's-ear.

Auricula (n.) A species of Hirneola (H. auricula), a membranaceous fungus, called also auricula Judae, or Jew's-ear.

Auricula (n.) A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish

Auricula (n.) One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin.

Auricular (a.) Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves.

Auricular (a.) Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest.

Auricular (a.) Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence.

Auricular (a.) Received by the ear; known by report.

Auricular (a.) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.

Auricularia (n. pl.) A kind of holothurian larva, with soft, blunt appendages. See Illustration in Appendix.

Auricularly (adv.) In an auricular manner.

Auriculars (n. pl.) A circle of feathers surrounding the opening of the ear of birds.

Auriculate (a.) Alt. of Auriculated

Auriculated (a.) Having ears or appendages like ears; eared. Esp.: (a) (Bot.) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled. (b) (Zool.) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc.

Auriferous (a.) Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.

Auriflamme (n.) See Oriflamme.

Auriform (a.) Having the form of the human ear; ear-shaped.

Auriga (n.) The Charioteer, or Wagoner, a constellation in the northern hemisphere, situated between Perseus and Gemini. It contains the bright star Capella.

Aurigal (a.) Of or pertaining to a chariot.

Aurigation (n.) The act of driving a chariot or a carriage.

Aurigraphy (n.) The art of writing with or in gold.

Aurin (n.) A red coloring matter derived from phenol; -- called also, in commerce, yellow corallin.

Auriphrygiate (a.) Embroidered or decorated with gold.

Auripigment (n.) See Orpiment.

Auriscalp (n.) An earpick.

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

Auriscopy (n.) Examination of the ear by the aid of the auriscope.

Aurist (n.) One skilled in treating and curing disorders of the ear.

Aurited (a.) Having lobes like the ear; auriculate.

Aurivorous (a.) Gold-devouring.

Aurocephalous (a.) Having a gold-colored head.

Aurochloride (n.) The trichloride of gold combination with the chloride of another metal, forming a double chloride; -- called also chloraurate.

Aurochs (n.) The European bison (Bison bonasus, / Europaeus), once widely distributed, but now nearly extinct, except where protected in the Lithuanian forests, and perhaps in the Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of Caesar, with which it has often been confused.

Aurocyanide (n.) A double cyanide of gold and some other metal or radical; -- called also cyanaurate.

Auroras (pl. ) of Aurora

Aurorae (pl. ) of Aurora

Aurora (n.) The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the sun rises.

Aurora (n.) The rise, dawn, or beginning.

Aurora (n.) The Roman personification of the dawn of day; the goddess of the morning. The poets represented her a rising out of the ocean, in a chariot, with rosy fingers dropping gentle dew.

Aurora (n.) A species of crowfoot.

Aurora (n.) The aurora borealis or aurora australis (northern or southern lights).

Auroral (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the aurora (the dawn or the northern lights); rosy.

Aurous (a.) Containing gold.

Aurous (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its lower valence; as, aurous oxide.

Aurum (n.) Gold.

Auscult (v. i. & t.) To auscultate.

Auscultate (v. i. & t.) To practice auscultation; to examine by auscultation.

Auscultation (n.) The act of listening or hearkening to.

Auscultation (n.) An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.

Auscultator (n.) One who practices auscultation.

Auscultatory (a.) Of or pertaining to auscultation.

Ausonian (a.) Italian.

Auspicate (a.) Auspicious.

Auspicate (v. t.) To foreshow; to foretoken.

Auspicate (v. t.) To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.

Auspices (pl. ) of Auspice

Auspice (a.) A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future.

Auspice (a.) Protection; patronage and care; guidance.

Auspicial (a.) Of or pertaining to auspices; auspicious.

Auspicious (a.) Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning.

Auspicious (a.) Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years.

Auspicious (a.) Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things.

Auster (n.) The south wind.

Austere () Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine.

Austere () Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life.

Austere () Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple.

Austerely (adv.) Severely; rigidly; sternly.

Austereness (n.) Harshness or astringent sourness to the taste; acerbity.

Austereness (n.) Severity; strictness; austerity.

Austerities (pl. ) of Austerity

Austerity (n.) Sourness and harshness to the taste.

Austerity (n.) Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.

Austerity (n.) Plainness; freedom from adornment; severe simplicity.

Austin (a.) Augustinian; as, Austin friars.

Austral (a.) Southern; lying or being in the south; as, austral land; austral ocean.

Australasian (a.) Of or pertaining to Australasia; as, Australasian regions.

Australasian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Australasia.

Australian (a.) Of or pertaining to Australia.

Australian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Australia.

Australize (v. i.) To tend toward the south pole, as a magnet.

Austrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Austria, or to its inhabitants.

Austrian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Austria.

Austrine (n.) Southern; southerly; austral.

Austro-Hungarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the monarchy composed of Austria and Hungary.

Austromancy (n.) Soothsaying, or prediction of events, from observation of the winds.

Autarchy (n.) Self-sufficiency.

Authentic (n.) Having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register.

Authentic (n.) Authoritative.

Authentic (n.) Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information.

Authentic (n.) Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested.

Authentic (n.) Having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic.

Authentic (n.) An original (book or document).

Authentical (a.) Authentic.

Authentically (adv.) In an authentic manner; with the requisite or genuine authority.

Authenticalness (n.) The quality of being authentic; authenticity.

Authenticated (imp. & p. p.) of Authenticate

Authenticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Authenticate

Authenticate (v. t.) To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.

Authenticate (v. t.) To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.

Authenticity (n.) The quality of being authentic or of established authority for truth and correctness.

Authenticity (n.) Genuineness; the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

Authenticly (adv.) Authentically.

Authenticness (n.) The quality of being authentic; authenticity.

Authentics (n.) A collection of the Novels or New Constitutions of Justinian, by an anonymous author; -- so called on account of its authenticity.

Author (n.) The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.

Author (n.) One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.

Author (n.) The editor of a periodical.

Author (n.) An informant.

Author (v. t.) To occasion; to originate.

Author (v. t.) To tell; to say; to declare.

Authoress (n.) A female author.

Authorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an author.

Authorism (n.) Authorship.

Authoritative (a.) Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.

Authoritative (a.) Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone.

Authorities (pl. ) of Authority

Authority (n.) Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children; the authority of a court.

Authority (n.) Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as, the local authorities of the States; the military authorities.

Authority (n.) The power derived from opinion, respect, or esteem; influence of character, office, or station, or mental or moral superiority, and the like; claim to be believed or obeyed; as, an historian of no authority; a magistrate of great authority.

Authority (n.) That which, or one who, is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions, actions, measures, etc.

Authority (n.) Testimony; witness.

Authority (n.) A precedent; a decision of a court, an official declaration, or an opinion, saying, or statement worthy to be taken as a precedent.

Authority (n.) A book containing such a statement or opinion, or the author of the book.

Authority (n.) Justification; warrant.

Authorizable (a.) Capable of being authorized.

Authorization (n.) The act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant.

Authorized (imp. & p. p.) of Authorize

Authorizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Authorize

Authorize (v. t.) To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary.

Authorize (v. t.) To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.

Authorize (v. t.) To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.

Authorize (v. t.) To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report.

Authorize (v. t.) To justify; to furnish a ground for.

Authorized (a.) Possessed of or endowed with authority; as, an authorized agent.

Authorized (a.) Sanctioned by authority.

Authorizer (n.) One who authorizes.

Authorless (a.) Without an author; without authority; anonymous.

Authorly (a.) Authorial.

Authorship (n.) The quality or state of being an author; function or dignity of an author.

Authorship (n.) Source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs.

Authotype (n.) A type or block containing a facsimile of an autograph.

Auto- () A combining form, with the meaning of self, one's self, one's own, itself, its own.

Autobiographer (n.) One who writers his own life or biography.

Autobiographic (a.) Alt. of Autobiographical

Autobiographical (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, autobiography; as, an autobiographical sketch.

Autobiographist (n.) One who writes his own life; an autobiographer.

Autobiographies (pl. ) of Autobiography

Autobiography (n.) A biography written by the subject of it; memoirs of one's life written by one's self.

Autocarpous (a.) Alt. of Autocarpian

Autocarpian (a.) Consisting of the ripened pericarp with no other parts adnate to it, as a peach, a poppy capsule, or a grape.

Autocephalous (a.) Having its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches.

Autochronograph (n.) An instrument for the instantaneous self-recording or printing of time.

Authochthons (pl. ) of Autochthon

Autochthones (pl. ) of Autochthon

Autochthon (n.) One who is supposed to rise or spring from the ground or the soil he inhabits; one of the original inhabitants or aborigines; a native; -- commonly in the plural. This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly the Athenians.

Autochthon (n.) That which is original to a particular country, or which had there its origin.

Autochthonal (a.) Alt. of Autochthonous

Authochthonic (a.) Alt. of Autochthonous

Autochthonous (a.) Aboriginal; indigenous; native.

Autochthonism (n.) The state of being autochthonal.

Autochthony (n.) An aboriginal or autochthonous condition.

Autoclave (n.) A kind of French stewpan with a steam-tight lid.

Autocracies (pl. ) of Autocracy

Autocracy (n.) Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.

Autocracy (n.) Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.

Autocracy (n.) Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.

Autocracy (n.) The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.

Autocrat (a.) An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar).

Autocrat (a.) One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.

Autocratic (a.) Alt. of Autocratical

Autocratical (a.) Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.

Autocrator (n.) An autocrat.

Autocratorical (a.) Pertaining to an autocrator; absolute.

Autocratrix (n.) A female sovereign who is independent and absolute; -- a title given to the empresses of Russia.

Autocratship (n.) The office or dignity of an autocrat.

Autos-da-fe (pl. ) of Auto-da-fe

Auto-da-fe (n.) A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or acquitting persons accused of religious offenses.

Auto-da-fe (n.) An execution of such sentence, by the civil power, esp. the burning of a heretic. It was usually held on Sunday, and was made a great public solemnity by impressive forms and ceremonies.

Auto-da-fe (n.) A session of the court of Inquisition.

Autos-de-fe (pl. ) of Auto-de-fe

Auto-de-fe (n.) Same as Auto-da-fe.

Autodidact (n.) One who is self-taught; an automath.

Autodynamic (a.) Supplying its own power; -- applied to an instrument of the nature of a water-ram.

Autofecundation (n.) Self-impregnation.

Autogamous (a.) Characterized by autogamy; self-fertilized.

Autogamy (n.) Self-fertilization, the fertilizing pollen being derived from the same blossom as the pistil acted upon.

Autogeneal (a.) Self-produced; autogenous.

Autogenesis (n.) Spontaneous generation.

Autogenetic (a.) Relating to autogenesis; self-generated.

Autogenous (a.) Self-generated; produced independently.

Autogenous (a.) Developed from an independent center of ossification.

Autogenously (adv.) In an autogenous manner; spontaneously.

Autograph (n.) That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.

Autograph (a.) In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.

Autographal (a.) Autographic.

Autographic (a.) Alt. of Autographical

Autographical (a.) Pertaining to an autograph, or one's own handwriting; of the nature of an autograph.

Autographical (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, the process of autography; as, autographic ink, paper, or press.

Autography (n.) The science of autographs; a person's own handwriting; an autograph.

Autography (n.) A process in lithography by which a writing or drawing is transferred from paper to stone.

Autolatry (n.) Self-worship.

Automath (n.) One who is self-taught.

Automatic (a.) Alt. of Automatical

Automatical (a.) Having an inherent power of action or motion.

Automatical (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse.

Automatical (a.) Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; as, automatic movements or functions.

Automatically (adv.) In an automatic manner.

Automatism (n.) The state or quality of being automatic; the power of self-moving; automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action. (Metaph.) A theory as to the activity of matter.

Automata (pl. ) of Automaton

Automatons (pl. ) of Automaton

Automaton (v. i.) Any thing or being regarded as having the power of spontaneous motion or action.

Automaton (v. i.) A self-moving machine, or one which has its motive power within itself; -- applied chiefly to machines which appear to imitate spontaneously the motions of living beings, such as men, birds, etc.

Automatous (a.) Automatic.

Automorphic (a.) Patterned after one's self.

Automorphism (n.) Automorphic characterization.

Autonomasy (n.) The use of a word of common or general signification for the name of a particular thing; as, "He has gone to town," for, "He has gone to London."

Autonomic (a.) Having the power of self-government; autonomous.

Autoomist (n.) One who advocates autonomy.

Autonomous (a.) Independent in government; having the right or power of self-government.

Autonomous (a.) Having independent existence or laws.

Autonomy (n.) The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.

Autonomy (n.) The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man's power, as possessed of reason, to give law to himself. In this, according to Kant, consist the true nature and only possible proof of liberty.

Autophagi (n. pl.) Birds which are able to run about and obtain their own food as soon as hatched.

Autophoby (n.) Fear of one's self; fear of being egotistical.

Autophony (n.) An auscultatory process, which consists in noting the tone of the observer's own voice, while he speaks, holding his head close to the patient's chest.

Autoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to autoplasty.

Autoplasty (n.) The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds.

Autopsic (a.) Alt. of Autopsical

Autopsical (a.) Pertaining to autopsy; autoptical.

Autopsorin (n.) That which is given under the doctrine of administering a patient's own virus.

Autopsy (a.) Personal observation or examination; seeing with one's own eyes; ocular view.

Autopsy (a.) Dissection of a dead body, for the purpose of ascertaining the cause, seat, or nature of a disease; a post-mortem examination.

Autoptic (a.) Alt. of Autoptical

Autoptical (a.) Seen with one's own eyes; belonging to, or connected with, personal observation; as, autoptic testimony or experience.

Autoptically (adv.) By means of ocular view, or one's own observation.

Autoschediastic (a.) Alt. of Autoschediastical

Autoschediastical (a.) Extemporary; offhand.

Autostylic (a.) Having the mandibular arch articulated directly to the cranium, as in the skulls of the Amphibia.

Autotheism (n.) The doctrine of God's self-existence.

Autotheism (n.) Deification of one's self; self-worship.

Autotheist (n.) One given to self-worship.

Autotype (n.) A facsimile.

Autotype (n.) A photographic picture produced in sensitized pigmented gelatin by exposure to light under a negative; and subsequent washing out of the soluble parts; a kind of picture in ink from a gelatin plate.

Autotypography (n.) A process resembling "nature printing," by which drawings executed on gelatin are impressed into a soft metal plate, from which the printing is done as from copperplate.

Autotypy (n.) The art or process of making autotypes.

Autumn (n.) The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.

Autumn (n.) The harvest or fruits of autumn.

Autumn (n.) The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage.

Autumnal (a.) Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits; flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant.

Autumnal (a.) Past the middle of life; in the third stage.

Auxanometer (n.) An instrument to measure the growth of plants.

Auxesis (n.) A figure by which a grave and magnificent word is put for the proper word; amplification; hyperbole.

Auxetic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, auxesis; amplifying.

Auxiliar (a.) Auxiliary.

Auxiliar (n.) An auxiliary.

Auxiliarly (adv.) By way of help.

Auxiliary (a.) Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.

Auxiliaries (pl. ) of Auxiliary

Auxiliary (n.) A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.

Auxiliary (n.) Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.

Auxiliary (sing.) A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.

Auxiliary (sing.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae.

Auxiliatory (a.) Auxiliary; helping.

Buansuah (n.) The wild dog of northern India (Cuon primaevus), supposed by some to be an ancestral species of the domestic dog.

Buat (n.) A lantern; also, the moon.

Bub (n.) Strong malt liquor.

Bub (n.) A young brother; a little boy; -- a familiar term of address of a small boy.

Bub (v. t.) To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

Bubale (n.) A large antelope (Alcelaphus bubalis) of Egypt and the Desert of Sahara, supposed by some to be the fallow deer of the Bible.

Bubaline (a.) Resembling a buffalo.

Bubble (n.) A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.

Bubble (n.) A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated waters.

Bubble (n.) A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.

Bubble (n.) A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

Bubble (n.) The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.

Bubble (n.) Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.

Bubble (n.) A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.

Bubbled (imp. & p. p.) of Bubble

Bubbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bubble

Bubble (n.) To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.

Bubble (n.) To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.

Bubble (n.) To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.

Bubbler (v. t.) To cheat; to deceive.

Bubbler (n.) One who cheats.

Bubbler (n.) A fish of the Ohio river; -- so called from the noise it makes.

Bubble shell () A marine univalve shell of the genus Bulla and allied genera, belonging to the Tectibranchiata.

Bubbling Jock () The male wild turkey, the gobbler; -- so called in allusion to its notes.

Bubbly (a.) Abounding in bubbles; bubbling.

Bubby (n.) A woman's breast.

Bubby (n.) Bub; -- a term of familiar or affectionate address to a small boy.

Buboes (pl. ) of Bubo

Bubo (n.) An inflammation, with enlargement, of a lymphatic gland, esp. in the groin, as in syphilis.

Bubonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a bubo or buboes; characterized by buboes.

Bubonocele (n.) An inguinal hernia; esp. that incomplete variety in which the hernial pouch descends only as far as the groin, forming a swelling there like a bubo.

Bubukle (n.) A red pimple.

Buccal (a.) Of or pertaining to the mouth or cheeks.

Buccaneer (n.) A robber upon the sea; a pirate; -- a term applied especially to the piratical adventurers who made depredations on the Spaniards in America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Buccaneer (v. i.) To act the part of a buccaneer; to live as a piratical adventurer or sea robber.

Buccaneerish (a.) Like a buccaneer; piratical.

Buccinal (a.) Shaped or sounding like a trumpet; trumpetlike.

Buccinator (n.) A muscle of the cheek; -- so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.

Buccinoid (a.) Resembling the genus Buccinum, or pertaining to the Buccinidae, a family of marine univalve shells. See Whelk, and Prosobranchiata.

Buccinum (n.) A genus of large univalve mollusks abundant in the arctic seas. It includes the common whelk (B. undatum).

Bucentaur (n.) A fabulous monster, half ox, half man.

Bucentaur (n.) The state barge of Venice, used by the doge in the ceremony of espousing the Adriatic.

Buceros (n.) A genus of large perching birds; the hornbills.

Bucholzite (n.) Same as Fibrolite.

Buchu (n.) A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc. Several species furnish the leaves.

Buck (n.) Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.

Buck (n.) The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.

Bucked (imp. & p. p.) of Buck

Bucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buck

Buck (v. t.) To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.

Buck (v. t.) To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.

Buck (v. t.) To break up or pulverize, as ores.

Buck (n.) The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.

Buck (n.) A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.

Buck (n.) A male Indian or negro.

Buck (v. i.) To copulate, as bucks and does.

Buck (v. i.) To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; -- said of a vicious horse or mule.

Buck (v. t.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.

Buck (v. t.) To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.

Buck (n.) A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.

Buck (n.) The beech tree.

Buck-basket (n.) A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.

Buck bean () A plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) which grows in moist and boggy places, having racemes of white or reddish flowers and intensely bitter leaves, sometimes used in medicine; marsh trefoil; -- called also bog bean.

Buckboard (n.) A four-wheeled vehicle, having a long elastic board or frame resting on the bolsters or axletrees, and a seat or seats placed transversely upon it; -- called also buck wagon.

Bucker (n.) One who bucks ore.

Bucker (n.) A broad-headed hammer used in bucking ore.

Bucker (n.) A horse or mule that bucks.

Bucket (n.) A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids.

Bucket (n.) A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.

Bucket (n.) One of the receptacles on the rim of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve; also, a float of a paddle wheel.

Bucket (n.) The valved piston of a lifting pump.

Bucket shop () An office or a place where facilities are given for betting small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc.

Buckety (n.) Paste used by weavers to dress their webs.

Buckeye (n.) A name given to several American trees and shrubs of the same genus (Aesculus) as the horse chestnut.

Buckeye (n.) A cant name for a native in Ohio.

Buck-eyed (a.) Having bad or speckled eyes.

Buckhound (n.) A hound for hunting deer.

Buckie (n.) A large spiral marine shell, esp. the common whelk. See Buccinum.

Bucking (n.) The act or process of soaking or boiling cloth in an alkaline liquid in the operation of bleaching; also, the liquid used.

Bucking (n.) A washing.

Bucking (n.) The process of breaking up or pulverizing ores.

Buckish (a.) Dandified; foppish.

Buckle (n.) A device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue.

Buckle (n.) A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.

Buckle (n.) A curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.

Buckle (n.) A contorted expression, as of the face.

Buckled (imp. & p. p.) of Buckle

Buckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buckle

Buckle (n.) To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.

Buckle (n.) To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.

Buckle (n.) To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively.

Buckle (n.) To join in marriage.

Buckle (v. i.) To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.

Buckle (v. i.) To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.

Buckle (v. i.) To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.

Buckle (v. i.) To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.

Buckler (n.) A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body.

Buckler (n.) One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes.

Buckler (n.) The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.

Buckler (n.) A block of wood or plate of iron made to fit a hawse hole, or the circular opening in a half-port, to prevent water from entering when the vessel pitches.

Buckler (v. t.) To shield; to defend.

Buckler-headed (a.) Having a head like a buckler.

Buckling (a.) Wavy; curling, as hair.

Buckra (n.) A white man; -- a term used by negroes of the African coast, West Indies, etc.

Buckra (a.) White; white man's; strong; good; as, buckra yam, a white yam.

Buckram (n.) A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended, and for wrappers to cover merchandise.

Buckram (n.) A plant. See Ramson.

Buckram (a.) Made of buckram; as, a buckram suit.

Buckram (a.) Stiff; precise.

Buckram (v. t.) To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff.

Buck's-horn (n.) A plant with leaves branched somewhat like a buck's horn (Plantago Coronopus); also, Lobelia coronopifolia.

Buckshot (n.) A coarse leaden shot, larger than swan shot, used in hunting deer and large game.

Buckskin (n.) The skin of a buck.

Buckskin (n.) A soft strong leather, usually yellowish or grayish in color, made of deerskin.

Buckskin (n.) A person clothed in buckskin, particularly an American soldier of the Revolutionary war.

Buckskin (n.) Breeches made of buckskin.

Buckstall (n.) A toil or net to take deer.

Buckthorn (n.) A genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus.

Bucktooth (n.) Any tooth that juts out.

Buckwheat (n.) A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food.

Buckwheat (n.) The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.

Bucolic (a.) Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.

Bucolic (n.) A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.

Bucolical (a.) Bucolic.

Bucrania (pl. ) of Bucranium

Bucranium (n.) A sculptured ornament, representing an ox skull adorned with wreaths, etc.

Bud (n.) A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.

Bud (n.) A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.

Budded (imp. & p. p.) of Bud

Budding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bud

Bud (v. i.) To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.

Bud (v. i.) To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.

Bud (v. i.) To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.

Bud (v. t.) To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.

Buddha (n.) The title of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and wisdom, or a deified religious teacher of the Buddhists, esp. Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the founder of Buddhism.

Buddhism (n.) The religion based upon the doctrine originally taught by the Hindoo sage Gautama Siddartha, surnamed Buddha, "the awakened or enlightened," in the sixth century b. c., and adopted as a religion by the greater part of the inhabitants of Central and Eastern Asia and the Indian Islands. Buddha's teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was characterized by elevated humanity and morality. It presents release from existence (a beatific enfranchisement, Nirvana) as the greatest good. Buddhists believe in transmigration of souls through all phases and forms of life. Their number was estimated in 1881 at 470,000,000.

Buddhist (n.) One who accepts the teachings of Buddhism.

Buddhist (a.) Of or pertaining to Buddha, Buddhism, or the Buddhists.

Buddhistic (a.) Same as Buddhist, a.

Budding (n.) The act or process of producing buds.

Budding (n.) A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.

Budding (n.) The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.

Buddle (n.) An apparatus, especially an inclined trough or vat, in which stamped ore is concentrated by subjecting it to the action of running water so as to wash out the lighter and less valuable portions.

Buddle (v. i.) To wash ore in a buddle.

Bude burner () A burner consisting of two or more concentric Argand burners (the inner rising above the outer) and a central tube by which oxygen gas or common air is supplied.

Bude light () A light in which high illuminating power is obtained by introducing a jet of oxygen gas or of common air into the center of a flame fed with coal gas or with oil.

Budged (imp. & p. p.) of Budge

Budging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Budge

Budge (v. i.) To move off; to stir; to walk away.

Budge (v.) Brisk; stirring; jocund.

Budge (n.) A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.

Budge (a.) Lined with budge; hence, scholastic.

Budge (a.) Austere or stiff, like scholastics.

Budgeness (n.) Sternness; severity.

Budger (n.) One who budges.

budgerow (n.) A large and commodious, but generally cumbrous and sluggish boat, used for journeys on the Ganges.

Budget (n.) A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions.

Budget (n.) The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries.

Budgy (n.) Consisting of fur.

Budlet (n.) A little bud springing from a parent bud.

Buff (n.) A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.

Buff (n.) The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.

Buff (n.) A military coat, made of buff leather.

Buff (n.) The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.

Buff (a.) A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.

Buff (a.) The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff.

Buff (a.) Made of buff leather.

Buff (a.) Of the color of buff.

Buff (v. t.) To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.

Buff (v. t.) To strike.

Buff (n.) A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."

Buff (a.) Firm; sturdy.

Buffa (n. fem.) The comic actress in an opera.

Buffa (a.) Comic, farcical.

Buffaloes (pl. ) of Buffalo

Buffalo (n.) A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus (B. bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers.

Buffalo (n.) A very large and savage species of the same genus (B. Caffer) found in South Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo.

Buffalo (n.) Any species of wild ox.

Buffalo (n.) The bison of North America.

Buffalo (n.) A buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below.

Buffalo (n.) The buffalo fish. See Buffalo fish, below.

Buffel duck () A small duck (Charitonetta albeola); the spirit duck, or butterball. The head of the male is covered with numerous elongated feathers, and thus appears large. Called also bufflehead.

Buffer (n.) An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car.

Buffer (n.) A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus.

Buffer (n.) One who polishes with a buff.

Buffer (n.) A wheel for buffing; a buff.

Buffer (n.) A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man.

Bufferhead (n.) The head of a buffer, which recieves the concussion, in railroad carriages.

Buffet (n.) A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.

Buffet (n.) A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.

Buffet (v. i.) A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.

Buffet (v. i.) A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity.

Buffet (v. i.) A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.

Buffeted (imp. & p. p.) of Buffet

Buffeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buffet

Buffet (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.

Buffet (v. t.) To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.

Buffet (v. t.) To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.

Buffet (v. i.) To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.

Buffet (v. i.) To make one's way by blows or struggling.

Buffeter (n.) One who buffets; a boxer.

Buffeting (n.) A striking with the hand.

Buffeting (n.) A succession of blows; continued violence, as of winds or waves; afflictions; adversity.

Buffin (n.) A sort of coarse stuff; as, buffin gowns.

Buffing apparatus () See Buffer, 1.

Buffle (n.) The buffalo.

Buffle (v. i.) To puzzle; to be at a loss.

Bufflehead (n.) One who has a large head; a heavy, stupid fellow.

Bufflehead (n.) The buffel duck. See Buffel duck.

Buffle-headed (a.) Having a large head, like a buffalo; dull; stupid; blundering.

Buffo (n.masc.) The comic actor in an opera.

Buffoon (n.) A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures, etc.; a droll; a mimic; a harlequin; a clown; a merry-andrew.

Buffoon (a.) Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon.

Buffoon (v. i.) To act the part of a buffoon.

Buffoon (v. t.) To treat with buffoonery.

Buffooneries (pl. ) of Buffoonery

Buffoonery (n.) The arts and practices of a buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures.

Buffoonish (a.) Like a buffoon; consisting in low jests or gestures.

Buffoonism (n.) The practices of a buffoon; buffoonery.

Buffoonly (a.) Low; vulgar.

Buffy (a.) Resembling, or characterized by, buff.

Bufo (n.) A genus of Amphibia including various species of toads.

Bufonite (n.) An old name for a fossil consisting of the petrified teeth and palatal bones of fishes belonging to the family of Pycnodonts (thick teeth), whose remains occur in the oolite and chalk formations; toadstone; -- so named from a notion that it was originally formed in the head of a toad.

Bug (n.) A bugbear; anything which terrifies.

Bug (n.) A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.

Bug (n.) An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug.

Bug (n.) One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.

Bug (n.) One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.

Bugaboo (n.) Alt. of Bugbear

Bugbear (n.) Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless fear; also, something really dangerous, used to frighten children, etc.

Bugbane (n.) A perennial white-flowered herb of the order Ranunculaceae and genus Cimiciguga; bugwort. There are several species.

Bugbear (n.) Same as Bugaboo.

Bugbear (a.) Causing needless fright.

Bugbear (v. t.) To alarm with idle phantoms.

Bugfish (n.) The menhaden.

Bugger (n.) One guilty of buggery or unnatural vice; a sodomite.

Bugger (n.) A wretch; -- sometimes used humorously or in playful disparagement.

Buggery (n.) Unnatural sexual intercourse; sodomy.

Bugginess (a.) The state of being infested with bugs.

Buggy (a.) Infested or abounding with bugs.

Buggies (pl. ) of Buggy

Buggy (n.) A light one horse two-wheeled vehicle.

Buggy (n.) A light, four-wheeled vehicle, usually with one seat, and with or without a calash top.

Bugle (n.) A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.

Bugle (n.) A horn used by hunters.

Bugle (n.) A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.

Bugle (n.) An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.

Bugle (a.) Jet black.

Bugle (n.) A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.

Bugled (a.) Ornamented with bugles.

Bugle horn () A bugle.

Bugle horn () A drinking vessel made of horn.

Bugler (n.) One who plays on a bugle.

Bugleweed (n.) A plant of the Mint family and genus Lycopus; esp. L. Virginicus, which has mild narcotic and astringent properties, and is sometimes used as a remedy for hemorrhage.

Buglosses (pl. ) of Bugloss

Bugloss (n.) A plant of the genus Anchusa, and especially the A. officinalis, sometimes called alkanet; oxtongue.

Bugwort (n.) Bugbane.

Buhl (n.) Alt. of Buhlwork

Buhlwork (n.) Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc.

Buhlbuhl (n.) See Bulbul.

Buhrstone (n.) A cellular, flinty rock, used for mill stones.

Built (imp. & p. p.) of Build

Building (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Build

Builded (imp. & p. p.) of Build

Build (v. t.) To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.

Build (v. t.) To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.

Build (v. t.) To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.

Build (v. i.) To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.

Build (v. i.) To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.

Build (n.) Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship.

Builder (n.) One who builds; one whose occupation is to build, as a carpenter, a shipwright, or a mason.

Building (n.) The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.

Building (n.) The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.

Building (n.) That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.

Built (n.) Shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship.

Built (a.) Formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate-built, clipper-built, etc.

Buke muslin () See Book muslin.

Bukshish (n.) See Backsheesh.

Bulau (n.) An East Indian insectivorous mammal (Gymnura Rafflesii), somewhat like a rat in appearance, but allied to the hedgehog.

Bulb (n.) A spheroidal body growing from a plant either above or below the ground (usually below), which is strictly a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing, as it grows, a stem above, and roots below, as in the onion, tulip, etc. It differs from a corm in not being solid.

Bulb (n.) A name given to some parts that resemble in shape certain bulbous roots; as, the bulb of the aorta.

Bulb (n.) An expansion or protuberance on a stem or tube, as the bulb of a thermometer, which may be of any form, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.

Bulb (v. i.) To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.

Bulbaceous (n.) Bulbous.

Bulbar (a.) Of or pertaining to bulb; especially, in medicine, pertaining to the bulb of the spinal cord, or medulla oblongata; as, bulbar paralysis.

Bulbed (a.) Having a bulb; round-headed.

Bulbel (n.) A separable bulb formed on some flowering plants.

Bulbiferous (n.) Producing bulbs.

Bulblet (n.) A small bulb, either produced on a larger bulb, or on some aerial part of a plant, as in the axils of leaves in the tiger lily, or replacing the flowers in some kinds of onion.

Bulbose (a.) Bulbous.

Bulbo-tuber (n.) A corm.

Bulbous (n.) Having or containing bulbs, or a bulb; growing from bulbs; bulblike in shape or structure.

Bulbul (n.) The Persian nightingale (Pycnonotus jocosus). The name is also applied to several other Asiatic singing birds, of the family Timaliidae. The green bulbuls belong to the Chloropsis and allied genera.

Bulbule (n.) A small bulb; a bulblet.

Bulchin (n.) A little bull.

Bulge (n.) The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.

Bulge (n.) A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.

Bulge (n.) The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.

Bulged (imp. & p. p.) of Bulge

Bulging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bulge

Bulge (v. i.) To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges.

Bulge (v. i.) To bilge, as a ship; to founder.

Bulgy (a.) Bulged; bulging; bending, or tending to bend, outward.

Bulimia (n.) Alt. of Bulimy

Bulimy (n.) A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.

Bulimus (n.) A genus of land snails having an elongated spiral shell, often of large size. The species are numerous and abundant in tropical America.

Bulk (n.) Magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size; as, an ox or ship of great bulk.

Bulk (n.) The main mass or body; the largest or principal portion; the majority; as, the bulk of a debt.

Bulk (n.) The cargo of a vessel when stowed.

Bulk (n.) The body.

Bulked (imp. & p. p.) of Bulk

Bulking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bulk

Bulk (v. i.) To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent; to swell.

Bulk (v.) A projecting part of a building.

Bulker (n.) A person employed to ascertain the bulk or size of goods, in order to fix the amount of freight or dues payable on them.

Bulkhead (n.) A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck.

Bulkhead (n.) A structure of wood or stone, to resist the pressure of earth or water; a partition wall or structure, as in a mine; the limiting wall along a water front.

Bulkiness (n.) Greatness in bulk; size.

Bulky (a.) Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes.

Bull (n.) The male of any species of cattle (Bovidae); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.

Bull (n.) One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.

Bull (n.) Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Bull (n.) A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.

Bull (n.) One who operates in expectation of a rise in the price of stocks, or in order to effect such a rise. See 4th Bear, n., 5.

Bull (a.) Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.

Bull (v. i.) To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.

Bull (v. t.) To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull railroad bonds; to bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull the market. See 1st Bull, n., 4.

Bull (v. i.) A seal. See Bulla.

Bull (v. i.) A letter, edict, or respect, of the pope, written in Gothic characters on rough parchment, sealed with a bulla, and dated "a die Incarnationis," i. e., "from the day of the Incarnation." See Apostolical brief, under Brief.

Bull (v. i.) A grotesque blunder in language; an apparent congruity, but real incongruity, of ideas, contained in a form of expression; so called, perhaps, from the apparent incongruity between the dictatorial nature of the pope's bulls and his professions of humility.

Bullae (pl. ) of Bulla

Bulla (n.) A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle, containing a transparent watery fluid.

Bulla (n.) The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or auditory bulla.

Bulla (n.) A leaden seal for a document; esp. the round leaden seal attached to the papal bulls, which has on one side a representation of St. Peter and St. Paul, and on the other the name of the pope who uses it.

Bulla (n.) A genus of marine shells. See Bubble shell.

Bullace (n.) A small European plum (Prunus communis, var. insitita). See Plum.

Bullace (n.) The bully tree.

Bullantic (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, papal bulls.

Bullary (n.) A collection of papal bulls.

Bullaries (pl. ) of Bullary

Bullary (n.) A place for boiling or preparing salt; a boilery.

Bullate (a.) Appearing as if blistered; inflated; puckered.

Bullbeggar (n.) Something used or suggested to produce terror, as in children or persons of weak mind; a bugbear.

Bull brier () A species of Smilax (S. Pseudo-China) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the negroes as an ingredient in making beer; -- called also bamboo brier and China brier.

Bullcomber (n.) A scaraboid beetle; esp. the Typhaeus vulgaris of Europe.

Bulldog (n.) A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity, courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from being formerly employed in baiting bulls.

Bulldog (n.) A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill.

Bulldog (a.) Characteristic of, or like, a bulldog; stubborn; as, bulldog courage; bulldog tenacity.

Bulldozed (imp. & p. p.) of Bulldoze

Bulldozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bulldoze

Bulldoze (v. t.) To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; -- used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana.

Bulldozer (n.) One who bulldozes.

Bulled (a.) Swollen.

Bullen-bullen (n.) The lyre bird.

Bullen-nail (n.) A nail with a round head and short shank, tinned and lacquered.

Bullet (n.) A small ball.

Bullet (n.) A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.

Bullet (n.) A cannon ball.

Bullet (n.) The fetlock of a horse.

Bullet-proof (a.) Capable of resisting the force of a bullet.

Bulletin (n.) A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event, as military operations or the health of some distinguished personage, issued by authority for the information of the public.

Bulletin (n.) Any public notice or announcement, especially of news recently received.

Bulletin (n.) A periodical publication, especially one containing the proceeding of a society.

Bullfaced (a.) Having a large face.

Bullfeast (n.) See Bullfight.

Bullfight (n.) Alt. of Bullfighting

Bullfighting (n.) A barbarous sport, of great antiquity, in which men torment, and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public amusement, -- still popular in Spain.

Bullfinch (n.) A bird of the genus Pyrrhula and other related genera, especially the P. vulgaris / rubicilla, a bird of Europe allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck, red.

Bullfist (n.) Alt. of Bullfice

Bullfice (n.) A kind of fungus. See Puffball.

Bull fly (n.) Alt. of Bullfly

Bullfly (n.) Any large fly troublesome to cattle, as the gadflies and breeze flies.

Bullfrog (n.) A very large species of frog (Rana Catesbiana), found in North America; -- so named from its loud bellowing in spring.

Bullhead (n.) A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, esp. U. gobio of Europe, and U. Richardsoni of the United States; -- called also miller's thumb.

Bullhead (n.) In America, several species of Amiurus; -- called also catfish, horned pout, and bullpout.

Bullhead (n.) A marine fish of the genus Cottus; the sculpin.

Bullhead (n.) The black-bellied plover (Squatarola helvetica); -- called also beetlehead.

Bullhead (n.) The golden plover.

Bullhead (n.) A stupid fellow; a lubber.

Bullhead (n.) A small black water insect.

Bullheaded (a.) Having a head like that of a bull. Fig.: Headstrong; obstinate; dogged.

Bullion (n.) Uncoined gold or silver in the mass.

Bullion (n.) Base or uncurrent coin.

Bullion (n.) Showy metallic ornament, as of gold, silver, or copper, on bridles, saddles, etc.

Bullion (n.) Heavy twisted fringe, made of fine gold or silver wire and used for epaulets; also, any heavy twisted fringe whose cords are prominent.

Bullionist (n.) An advocate for a metallic currency, or a paper currency always convertible into gold.

Bullirag (n.) To intimidate by bullying; to rally contemptuously; to badger.

Bullish (a.) Partaking of the nature of a bull, or a blunder.

Bullist (n.) A writer or drawer up of papal bulls.

Bullition (v. i.) The action of boiling; boiling. [Obs.] See Ebullition.

Bull-necked (a.) Having a short and thick neck like that of a bull.

Bullock (n.) A young bull, or any male of the ox kind.

Bullock (n.) An ox, steer, or stag.

Bullock (v. t.) To bully.

Bullock's-eye (n.) See Bull's-eye, 3.

Bullon (n.) A West Indian fish (Scarus Croicensis).

Bullpout (n.) See Bullhead, 1 (b).

Bull's-eye (n.) A small circular or oval wooden block without sheaves, having a groove around it and a hole through it, used for connecting rigging.

Bull's-eye (n.) A small round cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm.

Bull's-eye (n.) A small thick disk of glass inserted in a deck, roof, floor, ship's side, etc., to let in light.

Bull's-eye (n.) A circular or oval opening for air or light.

Bull's-eye (n.) A lantern, with a thick glass lens on one side for concentrating the light on any object; also, the lens itself.

Bull's-eye (n.) Aldebaran, a bright star in the eye of Taurus or the Bull.

Bull's-eye (n.) The center of a target.

Bull's-eye (n.) A thick knob or protuberance left on glass by the end of the pipe through which it was blown.

Bull's-eye (n.) A small and thick old-fashioned watch.

Bull's-nose (n.) An external angle when obtuse or rounded.

Bull terrier () A breed of dogs obtained by crossing the bulldog and the terrier.

Bull trout () In England, a large salmon trout of several species, as Salmo trutta and S. Cambricus, which ascend rivers; -- called also sea trout.

Bull trout () Salvelinus malma of California and Oregon; -- called also Dolly Varden trout and red-spotted trout.

Bull trout () The huso or salmon of the Danube.

Bullweed (n.) Knapweed.

Bullwort (n.) See Bishop's-weed.

Bullies (pl. ) of Bully

Bully (n.) A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.

Bully (n.) A brisk, dashing fellow.

Bully (a.) Jovial and blustering; dashing.

Bully (a.) Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.

Bullied (imp. & p. p.) of Bully

Bullying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bully

Bully (v. t.) To intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward.

Bully (v. i.) To act as a bully.

Bullyrag (v. t.) Same as Bullirag.

Bullyrock (n.) A bully.

Bully tree () The name of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotaceae, as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha.

Bulrush (n.) A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.

Bulse (n.) A purse or bag in which to carry or measure diamonds, etc.

Bultel (n.) A bolter or bolting cloth; also, bran.

Bulti (n.) Same as Bolty.

Bultow (n.) A trawl; a boulter; the mode of fishing with a boulter or spiller.

Bulwark (n.) A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork.

Bulwark (n.) That which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection.

Bulwark (n.) The sides of a ship above the upper deck.

Bulwarked (imp. & p. p.) of Bulwark

Bulwarking (n.) of Bulwark

Bulwark (v. t.) To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect.

Bum (n.) The buttock.

Bummed (imp. & p. p.) of Bum

Bumming (n.) of Bum

Bum (v. i.,) To make murmuring or humming sound.

Bum (n.) A humming noise.

Bumbailiff (n.) See Bound bailiff, under Bound, a.

Bumbard () See Bombard.

Bumbarge (n.) See Bumboat.

Bumbast () See Bombast.

Bumbeloes (pl. ) of Bumbelo

Bumbelo (n.) A glass used in subliming camphor.

Bumble (n.) The bittern.

Bumble (v. i.) To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern.

Bumblebee (n.) A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from its sound.

Bumboat (n.) A clumsy boat, used for conveying provisions, fruit, etc., for sale, to vessels lying in port or off shore.

Bumkin (n.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.

Bummalo (n.) A small marine Asiatic fish (Saurus ophidon) used in India as a relish; -- called also Bombay duck.

Bummer (n.) An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.

Bummery (n.) See Bottomery.

Bumped (imp. & p. p.) of Bump

Bumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bump

Bump (v. t.) To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

Bump (v. i.) To come in violent contact with something; to thump.

Bump (n.) A thump; a heavy blow.

Bump (n.) A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.

Bump (n.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness."

Bump (n.) The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.

Bump (v. i.) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.

Bump (n.) The noise made by the bittern.

Bumper (n.) A cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast.

Bumper (n.) A covered house at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer.

Bumper (n.) That which bumps or causes a bump.

Bumper (n.) Anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock; a buffer.

Bumpkin (n.) An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout.

Bumptious (a.) Self-conceited; forward; pushing.

Bumptiousness (n.) Conceitedness.

Bun (n.) Alt. of Bunn

Bunn (n.) A slightly sweetened raised cake or bisquit with a glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust.

Bunch (n.) A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.

Bunch (n.) A collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys.

Bunch (n.) A small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein.

Bunched (imp. & p. p.) of Bunch

Bunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bunch

Bunch (v. i.) To swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round.

Bunch (v. t.) To form into a bunch or bunches.

Bunch-backed (a.) Having a bunch on the back; crooked.

Bunchberry (n.) The dwarf cornel (Cornus Canadensis), which bears a dense cluster of bright red, edible berries.

Bunch grass () A grass growing in bunches and affording pasture. In California, Atropis tenuifolia, Festuca scabrella, and several kinds of Stipa are favorite bunch grasses. In Utah, Eriocoma cuspidata is a good bunch grass.

Bunchiness (n.) The quality or condition of being bunchy; knobbiness.

Bunchy (a.) Swelling out in bunches.

Bunchy (a.) Growing in bunches, or resembling a bunch; having tufts; as, the bird's bunchy tail.

Bunchy (a.) Yielding irregularly; sometimes rich, sometimes poor; as, a bunchy mine.

Buncombe (n.) Alt. of Bunkum

Bunkum (n.) Speech-making for the gratification of constituents, or to gain public applause; flattering talk for a selfish purpose; anything said for mere show.

Bund (n.) League; confederacy; esp. the confederation of German states.

Bund (n.) An embankment against inundation.

Bunder (n.) A boat or raft used in the East Indies in the landing of passengers and goods.

Bundesrath (n.) The federal council of the German Empire. In the Bundesrath and the Reichstag are vested the legislative functions. The federal council of Switzerland is also so called.

Bundle (n.) A number of things bound together, as by a cord or envelope, into a mass or package convenient for handling or conveyance; a loose package; a roll; as, a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes.

Bundled (imp. & p. p.) of Bundle

Bundling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bundle

Bundle (v. t.) To tie or bind in a bundle or roll.

Bundle (v. t.) To send off abruptly or without ceremony.

Bundle (v. i.) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.

Bundle (v. i.) To sleep on the same bed without undressing; -- applied to the custom of a man and woman, especially lovers, thus sleeping.

Bung (n.) The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask.

Bung (n.) The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole.

Bung (n.) A sharper or pickpocket.

Bunged (imp. & p. p.) of Bung

Bunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bung

Bung (v. t.) To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up.

Bungalow (n.) A thatched or tiled house or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda.

Bungarum (n.) A venomous snake of India, of the genus Bungarus, allied to the cobras, but without a hood.

Bunghole (n.) See Bung, n., 2.

Bungled (imp. & p. p.) of Bungle

Bungling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bungle

Bungle (v. i.) To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.

Bungle (v. t.) To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; -- sometimes with up.

Bungle (n.) A clumsy or awkward performance; a botch; a gross blunder.

Bungler (n.) A clumsy, awkward workman; one who bungles.

Bungling (a.) Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman.

Bunglingly (adv.) Clumsily; awkwardly.

Bungo (n.) A kind of canoe used in Central and South America; also, a kind of boat used in the Southern United States.

Bunion (n.) Same as Bunyon.

Bunk (n.) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.

Bunk (n.) One of a series of berths or bed places in tiers.

Bunk (n.) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.

Bunked (imp. & p. p.) of Bunk

Bunking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bunk

Bunk (v. i.) To go to bed in a bunk; -- sometimes with in.

Bunker (n.) A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.

Bunker (n.) A large bin or similar receptacle; as, a coal bunker.

Bunko (n.) A kind of swindling game or scheme, by means of cards or by a sham lottery.

Bunkum (n.) See Buncombe.

Bunn (n.) See Bun.

Bunnian (n.) See Bunyon.

Bunny (n.) A great collection of ore without any vein coming into it or going out from it.

Bunny (n.) A pet name for a rabbit or a squirrel.

Bunodonta (n. pl.) Alt. of Bunodonts

Bunodonts (n. pl.) A division of the herbivorous mammals including the hogs and hippopotami; -- so called because the teeth are tuberculated.

Bunsen's battery () Alt. of Bunsen's burner

Bunsen's burner () See under Battery, and Burner.

Bunt (n.) A fungus (Ustilago foetida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand.

Bunt (n.) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.

Bunt (v. i.) To swell out; as, the sail bunts.

Bunt (v. t. & i.) To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.

Bunter (n.) A woman who picks up rags in the streets; hence, a low, vulgar woman.

Bunting (n.) A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidae).

Bunting (n.) Alt. of Buntine

Buntine (n.) A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships' signals.

Buntline (n.) One of the ropes toggled to the footrope of a sail, used to haul up to the yard the body of the sail when taking it in.

Bunyon (n.) Alt. of Bunion

Bunion (n.) An enlargement and inflammation of a small membranous sac (one of the bursae muscosae), usually occurring on the first joint of the great toe.

Buoy (n.) A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.

Buoyed (imp. & p. p.) of Buoy

Buoying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buoy

Buoy (v. t.) To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.

Buoy (v. t.) To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency.

Buoy (v. t.) To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.

Buoy (v. i.) To float; to rise like a buoy.

Buoyage (n.) Buoys, taken collectively; a series of buoys, as for the guidance of vessels into or out of port; the providing of buoys.

Buoyance (n.) Buoyancy.

Buoyancies (pl. ) of Buoyancy

Buoyancy (n.) The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water.

Buoyancy (n.) The upward pressure exerted upon a floating body by a fluid, which is equal to the weight of the body; hence, also, the weight of a floating body, as measured by the volume of fluid displaced.

Buoyancy (n.) Cheerfulness; vivacity; liveliness; sprightliness; -- the opposite of heaviness; as, buoyancy of spirits.

Buoyant (v. t. & i.) Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury.

Buoyant (v. t. & i.) Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier.

Buoyant (v. t. & i.) Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits.

Buprestidan (n.) One of a tribe of beetles, of the genus Buprestis and allied genera, usually with brilliant metallic colors. The larvae are usually borers in timber, or beneath bark, and are often very destructive to trees.

Bur (n.) Alt. of Burr

Burr (n.) Any rough or prickly envelope of the seeds of plants, whether a pericarp, a persistent calyx, or an involucre, as of the chestnut and burdock. Also, any weed which bears burs.

Burr (n.) The thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2.

Burr (n.) A ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4.

Burr (n.) The lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5.

Burr (n.) The sweetbread.

Burr (n.) A clinker; a partially vitrified brick.

Burr (n.) A small circular saw.

Burr (n.) A triangular chisel.

Burr (n.) A drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; -- used by dentists.

Burr (n.) The round knob of an antler next to a deer's head.

Burbolt (n.) A birdbolt.

Burbot (n.) A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.

Burdelais (n.) A sort of grape.

Burden (n.) That which is borne or carried; a load.

Burden (n.) That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.

Burden (n.) The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.

Burden (n.) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.

Burden (n.) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.

Burden (n.) A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.

Burden (n.) A birth.

Burdened (imp. & p. p.) of Burden

Burdening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burden

Burden (v. t.) To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.

Burden (v. t.) To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.

Burden (v. t.) To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).

Burden (n.) The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer.

Burden (n.) The drone of a bagpipe.

Burden (n.) A club.

Burdener (n.) One who loads; an oppressor.

Burdenous (a.) Burdensome.

Burdensome (a.) Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive.

Burdock (n.) A genus of coarse biennial herbs (Lappa), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or to the fur or wool of animals.

Burdon (n.) A pilgrim's staff.

Bureaus (pl. ) of Bureau

Bureaux (pl. ) of Bureau

Bureau (n.) Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.

Bureau (n.) The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted.

Bureau (n.) Hence: A department of public business requiring a force of clerks; the body of officials in a department who labor under the direction of a chief.

Bureau (n.) A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture.

Bureaucracy (n.) A system of carrying on the business of government by means of departments or bureaus, each under the control of a chief, in contradiction to a system in which the officers of government have an associated authority and responsibility; also, government conducted on this system.

Bureaucracy (n.) Government officials, collectively.

Bureaucrat (n.) An official of a bureau; esp. an official confirmed in a narrow and arbitrary routine.

Bureaucratic (a.) Alt. of Bureaucratical

Bureaucratical (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, a bureaucracy.

Bureaucratist (n.) An advocate for , or supporter of, bureaucracy.

Burel (n. & a.) Same as Borrel.

Burette (n.) An apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged. It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube, usually furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.

Bur fish () A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. Chilo mycterus geometricus) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; -- called also ball fish, balloon fish, and swellfish.

Burg (n.) A fortified town.

Burg (n.) A borough.

Burgage (n.) A tenure by which houses or lands are held of the king or other lord of a borough or city; at a certain yearly rent, or by services relating to trade or handicraft.

Burgall (n.) A small marine fish; -- also called cunner.

Burgamot (n.) See Bergamot.

Burganet (n.) See Burgonet.

Burgee (n.) A kind of small coat.

Burgee (n.) A swallow-tailed flag; a distinguishing pennant, used by cutters, yachts, and merchant vessels.

Burgeois (n.) See 1st Bourgeois.

Burgeois (n.) A burgess; a citizen. See 2d Bourgeois.

Burgeon (v. i.) To bud. See Bourgeon.

Burgess (n.) An inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough.

Burgess (n.) One who represents a borough in Parliament.

Burgess (n.) A magistrate of a borough.

Burgess (n.) An inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers.

Burgess-ship (n.) The state of privilege of a burgess.

Burggrave (n.) Originally, one appointed to the command of a burg (fortress or castle); but the title afterward became hereditary, with a domain attached.

Burgh (n.) A borough or incorporated town, especially, one in Scotland. See Borough.

Burghal (a.) Belonging to a burgh.

Burghbote (n.) A contribution toward the building or repairing of castles or walls for the defense of a city or town.

Burghbrech (n.) The offense of violating the pledge given by every inhabitant of a tithing to keep the peace; breach of the peace.

Burgher (n.) A freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough.

Burgher (n.) A member of that party, among the Scotch seceders, which asserted the lawfulness of the burgess oath (in which burgesses profess "the true religion professed within the realm"), the opposite party being called antiburghers.

Burghermaster (n.) See Burgomaster.

Burghership (n.) The state or privileges of a burgher.

Burghmaster (n.) A burgomaster.

Burghmaster (n.) An officer who directs and lays out the meres or boundaries for the workmen; -- called also bailiff, and barmaster.

Burghmote (n.) A court or meeting of a burgh or borough; a borough court held three times yearly.

Burglar (n.) One guilty of the crime of burglary.

Burglarer (n.) A burglar.

Burglarious (a.) Pertaining to burglary; constituting the crime of burglary.

Burglariously (adv.) With an intent to commit burglary; in the manner of a burglar.

Burglaries (pl. ) of Burglary

Burglary (n.) Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not.

Burgomaster (n.) A chief magistrate of a municipal town in Holland, Flanders, and Germany, corresponding to mayor in England and the United States; a burghmaster.

Burgomaster (n.) An aquatic bird, the glaucous gull (Larus glaucus), common in arctic regions.

Burgonet (n.) A kind of helmet.

Burgoo (n.) A kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen.

Burgrass (n.) Grass of the genus Cenchrus, growing in sand, and having burs for fruit.

Burgrave (n.) See Burggrave.

Burgundy (n.) An old province of France (in the eastern central part).

Burgundy (n.) A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.

Burh (n.) See Burg.

Burhel (n.) Alt. of Burrhel

Burrhel (n.) The wild Himalayan, or blue, sheep (Ovis burrhel).

Burial (n.) A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture.

Burial (n.) The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment.

Burier (n.) One who, or that which, buries.

Burin (n.) The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble.

Burin (n.) The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin.

Burinist (n.) One who works with the burin.

Burion (n.) The red-breasted house sparrow of California (Carpodacus frontalis); -- called also crimson-fronted bullfinch.

Burked (imp. & p. p.) of Burke

Burking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burke

Burke (v. t.) To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.

Burke (v. t.) To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.

Burkism (n.) The practice of killing persons for the purpose of selling their bodies for dissection.

Burled (imp. & p. p.) of Burl

Burling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burl

Burl (v. t.) To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.

Burl (n.) A knot or lump in thread or cloth.

Burl (n.) An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also, veneer made from such excrescences.

Burlap (n.) A coarse fabric, made of jute or hemp, used for bagging; also, a finer variety of similar material, used for curtains, etc.

Burler (n.) One who burls or dresses cloth.

Burlesque (a.) Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with mock gravity; jocular; ironical.

Burlesque (n.) Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.

Burlesque (n.) An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.

Burlesque (n.) A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.

Burlesqued (imp. & p. p.) of Burlesque

Burlesquing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burlesque

Burlesque (v. t.) To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.

Burlesque (v. i.) To employ burlesque.

Burlesquer (n.) One who burlesques.

Burletta (a.) A comic operetta; a music farce.

Burliness (n.) Quality of being burly.

Burly (a.) Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky.

Burly (a.) Coarse and rough; boisterous.

Burmans (pl. ) of Burman

Burman (n.) A member of the Burman family, one of the four great families Burmah; also, sometimes, any inhabitant of Burmah; a Burmese.

Burman (a.) Of or pertaining to the Burmans or to Burmah.

Bur marigold () See Beggar's ticks.

Burmese (a.) Of or pertaining to Burmah, or its inhabitants.

Burmese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or the natives of Burmah. Also (sing.), the language of the Burmans.

Burned (imp. & p. p.) of Burn

Burnt () of Burn

Burning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burn

Burn (v. t.) To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; -- frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood.

Burn (v. t.) To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass.

Burn (v. t.) To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime.

Burn (v. t.) To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block.

Burn (v. t.) To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper.

Burn (v. t.) To apply a cautery to; to cauterize.

Burn (v. t.) To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen.

Burn (v. i.) To be of fire; to flame.

Burn (v. i.) To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat.

Burn (v. i.) To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever.

Burn (v. i.) To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine.

Burn (v. i.) In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought.

Burn (n.) A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat.

Burn (n.) The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.

Burn (n.) A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6.

Burn (n.) A small stream.

Burnable (a.) Combustible.

Burned (p. p. & a.) See Burnt.

Burned (p. p.) Burnished.

Burner (n.) One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.

Burner (n.) The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced.

Burnet (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially, P.Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.

Burnettized (imp. & p. p.) of Burnettize

Burnettizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burnettize

Burnettize (v. t.) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; -- a process invented by Sir William Burnett.

Burnie (n.) A small brook.

Burniebee (n.) The ladybird.

Burning (a.) That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.

Burning (a.) Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal.

Burning (n.) The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated.

Burnished (imp. & p. p.) of Burnish

Burnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burnish

Burnish (a.) To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.

Burnish (v. i.) To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.

Burnish (n.) The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.

Burnisher (n.) One who burnishes.

Burnisher (n.) A tool with a hard, smooth, rounded end or surface, as of steel, ivory, or agate, used in smoothing or polishing by rubbing. It has a variety of forms adapted to special uses.

Burnoose (n.) Alt. of Burnous

Burnous (n.) A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.

Burnous (n.) A combination cloak and hood worn by women.

Burnstickle (n.) A stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).

Burnt (p. p. & a.) Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.

Burr (n.) A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1.

Burr (n.) The thin edge or ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal, as in turning, engraving, pressing, etc.; also, the rough neck left on a bullet in casting.

Burr (n.) A thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down.

Burr (n.) A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping.

Burr (n.) The lobe or lap of the ear.

Burr (n.) A guttural pronounciation of the letter r, produced by trilling the extremity of the soft palate against the back part of the tongue; rotacism; -- often called the Newcastle, Northumberland, or Tweedside, burr.

Burr (n.) The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8.

Burred (imp. & p. p.) of Burr

Burring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burr

Burr (v. i.) To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.

Burrel (n.) A sort of pear, called also the red butter pear, from its smooth, delicious, soft pulp.

Burrel (n.) Same as Borrel.

Burrel fly () The botfly or gadfly of cattle (Hypoderma bovis). See Gadfly.

Burrel shot () A mixture of shot, nails, stones, pieces of old iron, etc., fired from a cannon at short range, in an emergency.

Burring machine () A machine for cleansing wool of burs, seeds, and other substances.

Burr millstone () See Buhrstone.

Burro (n.) A donkey.

Burrock (n.) A small weir or dam in a river to direct the stream to gaps where fish traps are placed.

Burrow (n.) An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.

Burrow (n.) A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.

Burrow (n.) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.

Burrow (n.) A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.

Burrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Burrow

Burrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burrow

Burrow (v. i.) To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.

Burrow (v. i.) To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.

Burrower (n.) One who, or that which, burrows; an animal that makes a hole under ground and lives in it.

Burrstone (n.) See Buhrstone.

Burry (a.) Abounding in burs, or containing burs; resembling burs; as, burry wool.

Bursae (pl. ) of Bursa

Bursa (n.) Any sac or saclike cavity; especially, one of the synovial sacs, or small spaces, often lined with synovial membrane, interposed between tendons and bony prominences.

Bursal (a.) Of or pertaining to a bursa or to bursae.

Bursar (n.) A treasurer, or cash keeper; a purser; as, the bursar of a college, or of a monastery.

Bursar (n.) A student to whom a stipend or bursary is paid for his complete or partial support.

Bursarship (n.) The office of a bursar.

-ries (pl. ) of Bursary

Bursary (n.) The treasury of a college or monastery.

Bursary (n.) A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies.

Burschen (pl. ) of Bursch

Bursch (n.) A youth; especially, a student in a german university.

Burse (n.) A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull.

Burse (n.) A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries.

Burse (n.) An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use.

Burse (n.) An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse.

Burse (n.) A kind of bazaar.

Bursiculate (a.) Bursiform.

Bursiform (a.) Shaped like a purse.

Bursitis (n.) Inflammation of a bursa.

Burst (imp. & p. p.) of Burst

Bursting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burst

Burst (v. i.) To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.

Burst (v. i.) To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; -- usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.

Burst (v. t.) To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.

Burst (v. t.) To break.

Burst (v. t.) To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.

Burst (n.) A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.

Burst (n.) Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.

Burst (n.) A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.

Burst (n.) A rupture or hernia; a breach.

Bursten () p. p. of Burst, v. i.

Burster (n.) One that bursts.

Burstwort (n.) A plant (Herniaria glabra) supposed to be valuable for the cure of hernia or rupture.

Burt (n.) See Birt.

Burthen (n. & v. t.) See Burden.

Burton (n.) A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part.

Bury (n.) A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's

Bury (n.) A manor house; a castle.

Buried (imp. & p. p.) of Bury

Burying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bury

Bury (v. t.) To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over, or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal by covering; to hide; as, to bury coals in ashes; to bury the face in the hands.

Bury (v. t.) Specifically: To cover out of sight, as the body of a deceased person, in a grave, a tomb, or the ocean; to deposit (a corpse) in its resting place, with funeral ceremonies; to inter; to inhume.

Bury (v. t.) To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.

Burying ground () Alt. of Burying place

Burying place () The ground or place for burying the dead; burial place.

Bus (n.) An omnibus.

Busbies (pl. ) of Busby

Busby (n.) A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder.

Buscon (n.) One who searches for ores; a prospector.

Bush (n.) A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.

Bush (n.) A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.

Bush (n.) A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.

Bush (n.) A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself.

Bush (n.) The tail, or brush, of a fox.

Bush (v. i.) To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.

Bushed (imp. & p. p.) of Bush

Bushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bush

Bush (v. t.) To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.

Bush (v. t.) To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.

Bush (n.) A lining for a hole to make it smaller; a thimble or ring of metal or wood inserted in a plate or other part of machinery to receive the wear of a pivot or arbor.

Bush (n.) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.

Bush (v. t.) To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.

Bushboy (n.) See Bushman.

Bushel (n.) A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.

Bushel (n.) A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.

Bushel (n.) A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.

Bushel (n.) A large indefinite quantity.

Bushel (n.) The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.

Bushelage (n.) A duty payable on commodities by the bushel.

Bushelman (n.) A tailor's assistant for repairing garments; -- called also busheler.

Bushet (n.) A small bush.

Bushfighter (n.) One accustomed to bushfighting.

Bushfighting (n.) Fighting in the bush, or from behind bushes, trees, or thickets.

Bushhammer (n.) A hammer with a head formed of a bundle of square bars, with pyramidal points, arranged in rows, or a solid head with a face cut into a number of rows of such points; -- used for dressing stone.

Bushhammer (v. t.) To dress with bushhammer; as, to bushhammer a block of granite.

Bushiness (n.) The condition or quality of being bushy.

Bushing (n.) The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction diminished, as pivot holes, etc.

Bushing (n.) A bush or lining; -- sometimes called a thimble. See 4th Bush.

Bushless (a.) Free from bushes; bare.

Bushmen (pl. ) of Bushman

Bushman (n.) A woodsman; a settler in the bush.

Bushman (n.) One of a race of South African nomads, living principally in the deserts, and not classified as allied in race or language to any other people.

Bushment (n.) A thicket; a cluster of bushes.

Bushment (n.) An ambuscade.

Bushranger (n.) One who roams, or hides, among the bushes; especially, in Australia, an escaped criminal living in the bush.

Bushwhacker (n.) One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes.

Bushwhacker (n.) A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a hostile force or its sympathizers.

Bushwhacking (n.) Traveling, or working a way, through bushes; pulling by the bushes, as in hauling a boat along the bushy margin of a stream.

Bushwhacking (n.) The crimes or warfare of bushwhackers.

Bushy (a.) Thick and spreading, like a bush.

Bushy (a.) Full of bushes; overgrowing with shrubs.

Busily (adv.) In a busy manner.

Businesses (pl. ) of Business

Business (n.) That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.

Business (n.) Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.

Business (n.) Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.

Business (n.) That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.

Business (n.) Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.

Business (n.) The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.

Business (n.) Care; anxiety; diligence.

Businesslike (a.) In the manner of one transacting business wisely and by right methods.

Busk (n.) A thin, elastic strip of metal, whalebone, wood, or other material, worn in the front of a corset.

Busked (imp. & p. p.) of Busk

Busk (v. t. & i.) To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress.

Busk (v. t. & i.) To go; to direct one's course.

Busked (a.) Wearing a busk.

Busket (n.) A small bush; also, a sprig or bouquet.

Busket (n.) A part of a garden devoted to shrubs.

Buskin (n.) A strong, protecting covering for the foot, coming some distance up the leg.

Buskin (n.) A similar covering for the foot and leg, made with very thick soles, to give an appearance of elevation to the stature; -- worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and Rome. Used as a symbol of tragedy, or the tragic drama, as distinguished from comedy.

Buskined (a.) Wearing buskins.

Buskined (a.) Trodden by buskins; pertaining to tragedy.

Busky (a.) See Bosky, and 1st Bush, n.

Buss (n.) A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a smack.

Bussed (imp. & p. p.) of Buss

Bussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buss

Buss (v. t.) To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely.

Buss (n.) A small strong vessel with two masts and two cabins; -- used in the herring fishery.

Bust (n.) A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.

Bust (n.) The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.

Bustard (n.) A bird of the genus Otis.

Buster (n.) Something huge; a roistering blade; also, a spree.

Bustled (imp. & p. p.) of Bustle

Bustling (n.) of Bustle

Bustle (v. i.) To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd.

Bustle (n.) Great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement.

Bustle (n.) A kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; -- called also bishop, and tournure.

Bustler (n.) An active, stirring person.

Bustling (a.) Agitated; noisy; tumultuous; characterized by confused activity; as, a bustling crowd.

Bustoes (pl. ) of Busto

Busto (n.) A bust; a statue.

Busy (a.) Engaged in some business; hard at work (either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.

Busy (a.) Constantly at work; diligent; active.

Busy (a.) Crowded with business or activities; -- said of places and times; as, a busy street.

Busy (a.) Officious; meddling; foolish active.

Busy (a.) Careful; anxious.

Busied (imp. & p. p.) of Busy

Busying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Busy

Busy (v. t.) To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.

Busybodies (pl. ) of Busybody

Busybody (n.) One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of others; a meddling person.

But (adv. & conj.) Except with; unless with; without.

But (adv. & conj.) Except; besides; save.

But (adv. & conj.) Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; -- elliptical, for but that.

But (adv. & conj.) Otherwise than that; that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that.

But (adv. & conj.) Only; solely; merely.

But (adv. & conj.) On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; -- as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of another kind.

But (prep., adv. & conj.) The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; -- opposed to ben, the inner room.

But (n.) A limit; a boundary.

But (n.) The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. See 1st Butt.

Butted (imp. & p. p.) of But

Butting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of But

But (v. i.) See Butt, v., and Abut, v.

Butane (n.) An inflammable gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, of the marsh gas, or paraffin, series.

Butcher (n.) One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.

Butcher (n.) A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle.

Butchered (imp. & p. p.) of Butcher

Butchering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butcher

Butcher (v. t.) To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs.

Butcher (v. t.) To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.

Butchering (n.) The business of a butcher.

Butchering (n.) The act of slaughtering; the act of killing cruelly and needlessly.

Butcherliness (n.) Butchery quality.

Butcherly (a.) Like a butcher; without compunction; savage; bloody; inhuman; fell.

Butcher's broom () A genus of plants (Ruscus); esp. R. aculeatus, which has large red berries and leaflike branches. See Cladophyll.

Butchery (n.) The business of a butcher.

Butchery (n.) Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.

Butchery (n.) A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.

Butler (n.) An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house.

Butlerage (n.) A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; -- so called because paid to the king's butler for the king.

Butlership (n.) The office of a butler.

Butment (n.) A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that part which joins it to the upright pier.

Butment (n.) The mass of stone or solid work at the end of a bridge, by which the extreme arches are sustained, or by which the end of a bridge without arches is supported.

Butt (v. t.) Alt. of But

But (v. t.) A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

But (v. t.) The thicker end of anything. See But.

But (v. t.) A mark to be shot at; a target.

But (v. t.) A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.

But (v. t.) A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.

But (v. t.) A thrust in fencing.

But (v. t.) A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

But (v. t.) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also called butt joint.

But (v. t.) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.

But (v. t.) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.

But (v. t.) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

But (v. t.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; -- so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

But (v. t.) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

But (v. t.) The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Butted (imp. & p. p.) of Butt

Butting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butt

Butt (v. i.) To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.

Butt (v. i.) To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]

Butt (v. t.) To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.

Butt (n.) A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.

Butt (n.) The common English flounder.

Butte (n.) A detached low mountain, or high rising abruptly from the general level of the surrounding plain; -- applied to peculiar elevations in the Rocky Mountain region.

Butter (n.) An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning.

Butter (n.) Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence, or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao, vegetable butter, shea butter.

Buttered (imp. & p. p.) of Butter

Buttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butter

Butter (v. t.) To cover or spread with butter.

Butter (v. t.) To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.

Butter (n.) One who, or that which, butts.

Butterball (n.) The buffel duck.

Butterbird (n.) The rice bunting or bobolink; -- so called in the island of Jamaica.

Butterbump (n.) The European bittern.

Butterbur (n.) A broad-leaved plant (Petasites vulgaris) of the Composite family, said to have been used in England for wrapping up pats of butter.

Buttercup (n.) A plant of the genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly R. bulbosus, with bright yellow flowers; -- called also butterflower, golden cup, and kingcup. It is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.

Butter-fingered (a.) Apt to let things fall, or to let them slip away; slippery; careless.

Butterfish (n.) A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the kelpfish of New Zealand.

Butterflies (pl. ) of Butterfly

Butterfly (n.) A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.

Butterine (n.) A substance prepared from animal fat with some other ingredients intermixed, as an imitation of butter.

Butteris (n.) A steel cutting instrument, with a long bent shank set in a handle which rests against the shoulder of the operator. It is operated by a thrust movement, and used in paring the hoofs of horses.

Buttermen (pl. ) of Butterman

Butterman (n.) A man who makes or sells butter.

Buttermilk (n.) The milk that remains after the butter is separated from the cream.

Butternut (n.) An American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called oil nut and white walnut.

Butternut (n.) The nut of the Caryocar butyrosum and C. nuciferum, of S. America; -- called also Souari nut.

Butter-scotch (n.) A kind of candy, mainly composed of sugar and butter.

Butterweed (n.) An annual composite plant of the Mississippi valley (Senecio lobatus).

Butterweight (n.) Over weight.

Butterwort (n.) A genus of low herbs (Pinguicula) having simple leaves which secrete from their glandular upper surface a viscid fluid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds and the insects are digested by the plant. The species are found mostly in the North Temperate zone.

Buttery (a.) Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.

Butteries (pl. ) of Buttery

Buttery (n.) An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.

Buttery (n.) A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.

Buttery (n.) A cellar in which butts of wine are kept.

Butt hinge () See 1st Butt, 10.

But-thorn (n.) The common European starfish (Asterias rubens).

Butting (n.) An abuttal; a boundary.

Butting joint () A joint between two pieces of timber or wood, at the end of one or both, and either at right angles or oblique to the grain, as the joints which the struts and braces form with the truss posts; -- sometimes called abutting joint.

Butt joint () A joint in which the edges or ends of the pieces united come squarely together instead of overlapping. See 1st Butt, 8.

Buttock (n.) The part at the back of the hip, which, in man, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which he sits; the rump.

Buttock (n.) The convexity of a ship behind, under the stern.

Button (n.) A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.

Button (n.) A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten together the different parts of dress, by being attached to one part, and passing through a slit, called a buttonhole, in the other; -- used also for ornament.

Button (n.) A bud; a germ of a plant.

Button (n.) A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door.

Button (n.) A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion.

Buttoned (imp. & p. p.) of Button

Buttoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Button

Button (n.) To fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make secure with buttons; -- often followed by up.

Button (n.) To dress or clothe.

Button (v. i.) To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not button.

Buttonball (n.) See Buttonwood.

Buttonbush (n.) A shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) growing by the waterside; -- so called from its globular head of flowers. See Capitulum.

Buttonhole (n.) The hole or loop in which a button is caught.

Buttonhole (v. t.) To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a quarter of an hour.

Buttonmold (n.) A disk of bone, wood, or other material, which is made into a button by covering it with cloth.

Buttons (n.) A boy servant, or page, -- in allusion to the buttons on his livery.

Buttonweed (n.) The name of several plants of the genera Spermacoce and Diodia, of the Madder family.

Buttonwood (n.) The Platanus occidentalis, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; -- called also buttonball tree, and, in some parts of the United States, sycamore. The California buttonwood is P. racemosa.

Buttony (a.) Ornamented with a large number of buttons.

Buttress (n.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry.

Buttress (n.) Anything which supports or strengthens.

Buttressed (imp. & p. p.) of Buttress

Buttressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buttress

Buttress (v. t.) To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.

Butt shaft () An arrow without a barb, for shooting at butts; an arrow.

Butt weld () See Butt weld, under Butt.

Buttweld (v. t.) To unite by a butt weld.

Butty (n.) One who mines by contract, at so much per ton of coal or ore.

Butyl (n.) A compound radical, regarded as butane, less one atom of hydrogen.

Butylene (n.) Any one of three metameric hydrocarbons, C4H8, of the ethylene series. They are gaseous or easily liquefiable.

Butyraceous (a.) Having the qualities of butter; resembling butter.

Butyrate (n.) A salt of butyric acid.

Butyric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, butter.

Butyrin (n.) A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk, which helps to give to butter its peculiar flavor.

Butyrometer (n.) An instrument for determining the amount of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.

Butyrone (n.) A liquid ketone obtained by heating calcium butyrate.

Butyrous (a.) Butyraceous.

Buxeous (a.) Belonging to the box tree.

Buxine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the Buxus sempervirens, or common box tree. It is identical with bebeerine; -- called also buxina.

Buxom (a.) Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble.

Buxom (a.) Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.

Bought (imp. & p. p.) of Buy

Buying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buy

Buy (v. t.) To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell.

Buy (v. t.) To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.

Buy (v. i.) To negotiate or treat about a purchase.

Buyer (n.) One who buys; a purchaser.

Buz (v. & n.) See Buzz.

Buzzed (imp. & p. p.) of Buzz

Buzzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buzz

Buzz (v. i.) To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings. Hence: To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.

Buzz (v. t.) To sound forth by buzzing.

Buzz (v. t.) To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.

Buzz (v. t.) To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.

Buzz (v. t.) To sound with a "buzz".

Buzz (n.) A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones, or of a general expression of surprise or approbation.

Buzz (n.) A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.

Buzz (n.) The audible friction of voice consonants.

Buzzard (n.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to the genus Buteo and related genera.

Buzzard (n.) A blockhead; a dunce.

Buzzard (a.) Senseless; stupid.

Buzzardet (n.) A hawk resembling the buzzard, but with legs relatively longer.

Buzzer (n.) One who, or that which, buzzes; a whisperer; a talebearer.

Buzzingly (adv.) In a buzzing manner; with a buzzing sound.

Buzzsaw () A circular saw; -- so called from the buzzing it makes when running at full speed.

Cub (n.) A young animal, esp. the young of the bear.

Cub (n.) Jocosely or in contempt, a boy or girl, esp. an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.

Cubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Cub

Cubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cub

Cub (v. t. & i.) To bring forth; -- said of animals, or in contempt, of persons.

Cub (n.) A stall for cattle.

Cub (n.) A cupboard.

Cub (v. t.) To shut up or confine.

Cuban (a.) Of or pertaining to Cuba or its inhabitants.

Cuban (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Cuba.

Cubation (n.) The act of lying down; a reclining.

Cubatory (a.) Lying down; recumbent.

Cubature (n.) The process of determining the solid or cubic contents of a body.

Cubbridge-head (n.) A bulkhead on the forecastle and half deck of a ship.

Cubby (n.) Alt. of Cubbyhole

Cubbyhole (n.) A snug or confined place.

Cubdrawn (a.) Sucked by cubs.

Cube (n.) A regular solid body, with six equal square sides.

Cube (n.) The product obtained by taking a number or quantity three times as a factor; as, 4x4=16, and 16x4=64, the cube of 4.

Cubed (imp. & p. p.) of Cube

Cubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cube

Cube (v. t.) To raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of.

Cubeb (n.) The small, spicy berry of a species of pepper (Piper Cubeba; in med., Cubeba officinalis), native in Java and Borneo, but now cultivated in various tropical countries. The dried unripe fruit is much used in medicine as a stimulant and purgative.

Cubebic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cubebs; as, cubebic acid (a soft olive-green resin extracted from cubebs).

Cubhood (n.) The state of being a cub.

Cubic (a.) Alt. of Cubical

Cubical (a.) Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube.

Cubical (a.) Isometric or monometric; as, cubic cleavage. See Crystallization.

Cubic (n.) A curve of the third degree.

Cubically (adv.) In a cubical method.

Cubicalness (n.) The quality of being cubical.

Cubicle (n.) A loding room; esp., a sleeping place partitioned off from a large dormitory.

Cubicular (a.) Belonging to a chamber or bedroom.

Cubiform (a.) Of the form of a cube.

Cubile (n.) The lowest course of stones in a building.

Cubilose (n.) A mucilagenous secretion of certain birds found as the characteristic ingredient of edible bird's-nests.

Cubit (n.) The forearm; the ulna, a bone of the arm extending from elbow to wrist.

Cubit (n.) A measure of length, being the distance from the elbow to the extremity of the middle finger.

Cubital (a.) Of or pertaining to the cubit or ulna; as, the cubital nerve; the cubital artery; the cubital muscle.

Cubital (a.) Of the length of a cubit.

Cubital (n.) A sleeve covering the arm from the elbow to the hand.

Cubited (a.) Having the measure of a cubit.

Cubless (a.) Having no cubs.

Cuboid (a.) Cube-shaped, or nearly so; as, the cuboid bone of the foot.

Cuboid (n.) The bone of the tarsus, which, in man and most mammals, supports the metatarsals of the fourth and fifth toes.

Cuboidal (a.) Cuboid.

Cubo-octahedral (a.) Presenting a combination of a cube and an octahedron.

Cubo-octahedron (n.) A combination of a cube and octahedron, esp. one in which the octahedral faces meet at the middle of the cubic edges.

Cuca (n.) See Coca.

Cucking stool () A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool.

Cuckold (n.) A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an adulteress.

Cuckold (n.) A West Indian plectognath fish (Ostracion triqueter).

Cuckold (n.) The cowfish.

Cuckolded (imp. & p. p.) of Cuckold

Cuckolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cuckold

Cuckold (v. t.) To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress.

Cuckoldize (v. t.) To cuckold.

Cuckoldly (a.) Having the qualities of a cuckold; mean-spirited; sneaking.

Cuckoldom (n.) The state of a cuckold; cuckolds, collectively.

Cuckoldry (n.) The state of being a cuckold; the practice of making cuckolds.

Cuckold's knot () A hitch or knot, by which a rope is secured to a spar, the two parts of the rope being crossed and seized together; -- called also cuckold's neck.

Cuckoo (n.) A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied genera, of many species.

Cuckoobud (n.) A species of Ranunculus (R. bulbosus); -- called also butterflower, buttercup, kingcup, goldcup.

Cuckooflower (n.) A species of Cardamine (C. pratensis), or lady's smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi).

Cuckoopint (n.) A plant of the genus Arum (A. maculatum); the European wake-robin.

Cucquean (n.) A woman whose husband is unfaithful to her.

Cucujo (n.) The fire beetle of Mexico and the West Indies.

Cucullate (a.) Alt. of Cucullated

Cucullated (a.) Hooded; cowled; covered, as with a hood.

Cucullated (a.) Having the edges toward the base rolled inward, as the leaf of the commonest American blue violet.

Cucullated (a.) Having the prothorax elevated so as to form a sort of hood, receiving the head, as in certain insects.

Cucullated (a.) Having a hoodlike crest on the head, as certain birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Cuculoid (a.) Like or belonging to the cuckoos (Cuculidae).

Cucumber (n.) A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the genus Cucumis, esp. Cucumis sativus, the unripe fruit of which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants or fruits of several other genera. See below.

Cucumiform (a.) Having the form of a cucumber; having the form of a cylinder tapered and rounded at the ends, and either straight or curved.

Cucumis (n.) A genus of plants including the cucumber, melon, and same kinds of gourds.

Cucurbit (n.) Alt. of Cucurbite

Cucurbite (n.) A vessel or flask for distillation, used with, or forming part of, an alembic; a matrass; -- originally in the shape of a gourd, with a wide mouth. See Alembic.

Cucurbitaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants of which the cucumber, melon, and gourd are common examples.

Cucurbitive (a.) Having the shape of a gourd seed; -- said of certain small worms.

Cud (n.) That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.

Cud (n.) A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.

Cud (n.) The first stomach of ruminating beasts.

Cudbear (n.) A powder of a violet red color, difficult to moisten with water, used for making violet or purple dye. It is prepared from certain species of lichen, especially Lecanora tartarea.

Cudbear (n.) A lichen (Lecanora tartarea), from which the powder is obtained.

Cudden (n.) A clown; a low rustic; a dolt.

Cudden (n.) The coalfish. See 3d Cuddy.

Cuddled (imp. & p. p.) of Cuddle

Cuddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cuddle

Cuddle (v. i.) To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.

Cuddle (v. t.) To embrace closely; to fondle.

Cuddle (n.) A close embrace.

Cuddy (n.) An ass; esp., one driven by a huckster or greengrocer.

Cuddy (n.) A blockhead; a lout.

Cuddy (n.) A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad ties, etc.

Cuddy (n.) A small cabin: also, the galley or kitchen of a vessel.

Cuddy (n.) The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).

Cudgel (n.) A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon.

Cudgeled (imp. & p. p.) of Cudgel

Cudgelled () of Cudgel

Cudgeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cudgel

Cudgelling () of Cudgel

Cudgel (v. t.) To beat with a cudgel.

Cudgeler (n.) One who beats with a cudgel.

Cudweed (n.) A small composite plant with cottony or silky stem and leaves, primarily a species of Gnaphalium, but the name is now given to many plants of different genera, as Filago, Antennaria, etc.; cottonweed.

Cue (n.) The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.

Cue (n.) The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next succeeding player to speak; any word or words which serve to remind a player to speak or to do something; a catchword.

Cue (n.) A hint or intimation.

Cue (n.) The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play.

Cue (n.) Humor; temper of mind.

Cue (n.) A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards.

Cue (v. t.) To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.

Cue (n.) A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing.

Cuerpo (n.) The body.

Cuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Cuff

Cuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cuff

Cuff (v. t.) To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the hand; to slap.

Cuff (v. t.) To buffet.

Cuff (v. i.) To fight; to scuffle; to box.

Cuff (n.) A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap.

Cuff (n.) The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve turned back from the hand.

Cuff (n.) Any ornamental appendage at the wrist, whether attached to the sleeve of the garment or separate; especially, in modern times, such an appendage of starched linen, or a substitute for it of paper, or the like.

Cuffy (n.) A name for a negro.

Cufic (a.) Of or pertaining to the older characters of the Arabic language.

Cuinage (n.) The stamping of pigs of tin, by the proper officer, with the arms of the duchy of Cornwall.

Cuirasses (pl. ) of Cuirass

Cuirass (n.) A piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle

Cuirass (n.) The breastplate taken by itself.

Cuirass (n.) An armor of bony plates, somewhat resembling a cuirass.

Cuirassed (a.) Wearing a cuirass.

Cuirassed (a.) Having a covering of bony plates, resembling a cuirass; -- said of certain fishes.

Cuirassier (n.) A soldier armed with a cuirass.

Cuish (n.) Defensive armor for the thighs.

Cuisine (n.) The kitchen or cooking department.

Cuisine (n.) Manner or style of cooking.

Culasse (n.) The lower faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond.

Culdee (n.) One of a class of anchorites who lived in various parts of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

Culs-de-sac (pl. ) of Cul-de-sac

Cul-de-sac (n.) A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap.

Cul-de-sac (n.) a position in which an army finds itself with no way of exit but to the front.

Cul-de-sac (n.) Any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or organ, open only at one end.

Culerage (n.) See Culrage.

Culex (n.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the gnat and mosquito.

Culiciform (a.) Gnat-shaped.

Culinarily (adv.) In the manner of a kitchen; in connection with a kitchen or cooking.

Culinary (a.) Relating to the kitchen, or to the art of cookery; used in kitchens; as, a culinary vessel; the culinary art.

Culled (imp. & p. p.) of Cull

Culling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cull

Cull (v. t.) To separate, select, or pick out; to choose and gather or collect; as, to cull flowers.

Cull (n.) A cully; a dupe; a gull. See Cully.

Cullender (n.) A strainer. See Colander.

Culler (n.) One who picks or chooses; esp., an inspector who selects wares suitable for market.

Cullet (v. t.) Broken glass for remelting.

Cullet (n.) A small central plane in the back of a cut gem. See Collet, 3 (b).

Cullibility (n.) Gullibility.

Cullible (a.) Easily deceived; gullible.

Culling (n.) The act of one who culls.

Culling (n.) Anything separated or selected from a mass.

Cullion (n.) A mean wretch; a base fellow; a poltroon; a scullion.

Cullionly (a.) Mean; base.

Cullis (n.) A strong broth of meat, strained and made clear for invalids; also, a savory jelly.

Cullises (pl. ) of Cullis

Cullis (n.) A gutter in a roof; a channel or groove.

Culls (v. t.) Refuse timber, from which the best part has been culled out.

Culls (v. t.) Any refuse stuff, as rolls not properly baked.

Cullies (pl. ) of Cully

Cully (n.) A person easily deceived, tricked, or imposed on; a mean dupe; a gull.

Cully (n.) To trick, cheat, or impose on; to deceive.

Cullyism (n.) The state of being a cully.

Culm (n.) The stalk or stem of grain and grasses (including the bamboo), jointed and usually hollow.

Culm (n.) Mineral coal that is not bituminous; anthracite, especially when found in small masses.

Culm (n.) The waste of the Pennsylvania anthracite mines, consisting of fine coal, dust, etc., and used as fuel.

Culmen (n.) Top; summit; acme.

Culmen (n.) The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.

Culmiferous (a.) Having jointed stems or culms.

Culmiferous (a.) Containing, or abounding in, culm or glance coal.

Culminal (a.) Pertaining to a culmen.

Culminant (a.) Being vertical, or at the highest point of altitude; hence, predominant.

Culminated (imp. & p. p.) of Culminate

Culminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Culminate

Culminate (v. i.) To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.

Culminate (v. i.) To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.

Culminate (a.) Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals.

Culmination (n.) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.

Culmination (n.) Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.

Culpa (n.) Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus (deceit, fraud), which implies intent, culpa being imputable to defect of intellect, dolus to defect of heart.

Culpabilities (pl. ) of Culpability

Culpability (n.) The state of being culpable.

Culpable (a.) Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal.

Culpable (a.) Guilty; as, culpable of a crime.

Culpatory (a.) Expressing blame; censuring; reprehensory; inculpating.

Culpe (n.) Blameworthiness.

Culpon (n.) A shred; a fragment; a strip of wood.

Culprit (p. p.) One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge.

Culprit (p. p.) One quilty of a fault; a criminal.

Culrage (n.) Smartweed (Polygonum Hydropiper).

Cult (n .) Attentive care; homage; worship.

Cult (n .) A system of religious belief and worship.

Cultch (n.) Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.

Culter (n.) A colter. See Colter.

Cultirostral (a.) Having a bill shaped like the colter of a plow, or like a knife, as the heron, stork, etc.

Cultirostres (n. pl.) A tribe of wading birds including the stork, heron, crane, etc.

Cultivable (a.) Capable of being cultivated or tilled.

Cultivatable (a.) Cultivable.

Cultivated (imp. & p. p.) of Cultivate

Cultivating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cultivate

Cultivate (v. t.) To bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil.

Cultivate (v. t.) To direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish.

Cultivate (v. t.) To seek the society of; to court intimacy with.

Cultivate (v. t.) To improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine.

Cultivate (v. t.) To raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass.

Cultivation (n.) The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.

Cultivation (n.) Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.

Cultivation (n.) The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.

Cultivator (n.) One who cultivates; as, a cultivator of the soil; a cultivator of literature.

Cultivator (n.) An agricultural implement used in the tillage of growing crops, to loosen the surface of the earth and kill the weeds; esp., a triangular frame set with small shares, drawn by a horse and by handles.

Cultrate (a.) Alt. of Cultrated

Cultrated (a.) Sharp-edged and pointed; shaped like a pruning knife, as the beak of certain birds.

Cultriform (a.) Shaped like a pruning knife; cultrate.

Cultrivorous (a.) Devouring knives; swallowing, or pretending to swallow, knives; -- applied to persons who have swallowed, or have seemed to swallow, knives with impunity.

Culturable (a.) Capable of, or fit for, being cultivated; capable or becoming cultured.

Cultural (a.) Of or pertaining to culture.

Culture (n.) The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the soil.

Culture (n.) The act of, or any labor or means employed for, training, disciplining, or refining the moral and intellectual nature of man; as, the culture of the mind.

Culture (n.) The state of being cultivated; result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental and moral training; civilization; refinement in manners and taste.

Cultured (imp. & p. p.) of Culture

Culturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Culture

Culture (v. t.) To cultivate; to educate.

Cultured (a.) Under culture; cultivated.

Cultured (a.) Characterized by mental and moral training; disciplined; refined; well-educated.

Cultureless (a.) Having no culture.

Culturist (n.) A cultivator.

Culturist (n.) One who is an advocate of culture.

Cultuses (pl. ) of Cultus

Cultus (n. sing. & pl.) Established or accepted religious rites or usages of worship; state of religious development. Cf. Cult, 2.

Cultus cod () See Cod, and Buffalo cod, under Buffalo.

Culver (n.) A dove.

Culver (n.) A culverin.

Culverhouse (n.) A dovecote.

Culverin (n.) A long cannon of the 16th century, usually an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles.

Culverkey (n.) A bunch of the keys or samaras of the ash tree.

Culverkey (n.) An English meadow plant, perhaps the columbine or the bluebell squill (Scilla nutans).

Culvert (n.) A transverse drain or waterway of masonry under a road, railroad, canal, etc.; a small bridge.

Culvertail (n.) Dovetail.

Culvertailed (a.) United or fastened by a dovetailed joint.

Cumacea (n. pl.) An order of marine Crustacea, mostly of small size.

Cumbent (a.) Lying down; recumbent.

Cumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Cumber

Cumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cumber

Cumber (v. t.) To rest upon as a troublesome or useless weight or load; to be burdensome or oppressive to; to hinder or embarrass in attaining an object, to obstruct or occupy uselessly; to embarrass; to trouble.

Cumber (v.) Trouble; embarrassment; distress.

Cumbersome (a.) Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous.

Cumbersome (a.) Not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or machine.

Cumbrance (n.) Encumbrance.

Cumbrian (a.) Pertaining to Cumberland, England, or to a system of rocks found there.

Cumbrous (a.) Rendering action or motion difficult or toilsome; serving to obstruct or hinder; burdensome; clogging.

Cumbrous (a.) Giving trouble; vexatious.

Cumene (n.) A colorless oily hydrocarbon, C6H5.C3H7, obtained by the distillation of cuminic acid; -- called also cumol.

Cumfrey (n.) See Comfrey.

Cumic (a.) See Cuming.

Cumidine (n.) A strong, liquid, organic base, C3H7.C6H4.NH2, homologous with aniline.

Cumin (n.) A dwarf umbelliferous plant, somewhat resembling fennel (Cuminum Cyminum), cultivated for its seeds, which have a bitterish, warm taste, with an aromatic flavor, and are used like those of anise and caraway.

Cuminic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cumin, or from oil of caraway; as, cuminic acid.

Cuminil (n .) A substance, analogous to benzil, obtained from oil of caraway.

Cuminol (n.) A liquid, C3H7.C6H4.CHO, obtained from oil of caraway; -- called also cuminic aldehyde.

Cummin (n.) Same as Cumin.

Cumshaw (n.) A present or bonus; -- originally applied to that paid on ships which entered the port of Canton.

Cumshaw (v. t.) To give or make a present to.

Cumu-cirro-stratus (n.) Nimbus, or rain cloud. See Nimbus, and Cloud.

Cumulated (imp. & p. p.) of Cumulate

Cumulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cumulate

Cumulate (v. t.) To gather or throw into a heap; to heap together; to accumulate.

Cumulation (n.) The act of heaping together; a heap. See Accumulation.

Cumulatist (n.) One who accumulates; one who collects.

Cumulative (a.) Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.

Cumulative (a.) Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds.

Cumulative (a.) Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence.

Cumulative (a.) Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy.

Cumulose (a.) Full of heaps.

Cumulostratus (n.) A form of cloud. See Cloud.

Cumuli (pl. ) of Cumulus

Cumulus (n.) One of the four principal forms of clouds. SeeCloud.

Cun (v. t.) To con (a ship).

Cun (v. t.) To know. See Con.

Cunabula (n. pl.) The earliest abode; original dwelling place; originals; as, the cunabula of the human race.

Cunabula (n. pl.) The extant copies of the first or earliest printed books, or of such as were printed in the 15th century.

Cunctation (n.) Delay; procrastination.

Cunctative (a.) Slow; tardy; dilatory; causing delay.

Cunctator (n.) One who delays or lingers.

Cunctipotent (a.) All-powerful; omnipotent.

Cund (v. t.) To con (a ship).

Cundurango (n.) The bark of a South American vine (Gonolobus Condurango) of the Milkweed family. It has been supposed, but erroneously, to be a cure for cancer.

Cuneal () Relating to a wedge; wedge-shaped.

Cuneate (a.) Alt. of Cuneated

Cuneated (a.) Wedge-shaped

Cuneated (a.) wedge-shaped, with the point at the base; as, a cuneate leaf.

Cuneatic (a.) Cuneiform.

Cuneiform (a.) Alt. of Cuniform

Cuniform (a.) Wedge-shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; -- especially applied to the wedge-shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. See Arrowheaded.

Cuniform (a.) Pertaining to, or versed in, the ancient wedge-shaped characters, or the inscriptions in them.

Cuneiform (n.) Alt. of Cuniform

Cuniform (n.) The wedge-shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions.

Cuniform (n.) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third metatarsals. They are usually designated as external, middle, and internal, or ectocuniform, mesocuniform, and entocuniform, respectively.

Cuniform (n.) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the ulna; -- called also pyramidal and ulnare.

Cunette (n.) A drain trench, in a ditch or moat; -- called also cuvette.

Cunner (n.) A small edible fish of the Atlantic coast (Ctenolabrus adspersus); -- called also chogset, burgall, blue perch, and bait stealer.

Cunner (n.) A small shellfish; the limpet or patella.

Cunning (a.) Knowing; skillful; dexterous.

Cunning (a.) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.

Cunning (a.) Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.

Cunning (a.) Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.

Cunning (a.) Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.

Cunning (a.) The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.

Cunningly (adv.) In a cunning manner; with cunning.

Cunningman (n.) A fortune teller; one who pretends to reveal mysteries.

Cunningness (n.) Quality of being cunning; craft.

Cup (n.) A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like.

Cup (n.) The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.

Cup (n.) Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.

Cup (n.) That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.

Cup (n.) Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.

Cup (n.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.

Cupped (imp. & p. p.) of Cup

Cupping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cup

Cup (v. t.) To supply with cups of wine.

Cup (v. t.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.

Cup (v. t.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.

Cupbearer (n.) One whose office it is to fill and hand the cups at an entertainment.

Cupbearer (n.) One of the attendants of a prince or noble, permanently charged with the performance of this office for his master.

Cupboard (n.) A board or shelf for cups and dishes.

Cupboard (n.) A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet.

Cupboard (v. t.) To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.

Cupel (n.) A shallow porous cup, used in refining precious metals, commonly made of bone ashes (phosphate of lime).

Cupelled (imp. & p. p.) of Cupel

Cupelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cupel

Cupel (v. t.) To refine by means of a cupel.

Cupellation (n.) The act or process of refining gold or silver, etc., in a cupel.

Cupfuls (pl. ) of Cupful

Cupful (n.) As much as a cup will hold.

Cup-gall (n.) A kind of oak-leaf gall. See Gall.

Cupid (n .) The god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.

Cupidity (n.) A passionate desire; love.

Cupidity (n.) Eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness

Cup-moss (n.) A kind of lichen, of the genus Cladonia.

Cupolas (pl. ) of Cupola

Cupola (n.) A roof having a rounded form, hemispherical or nearly so; also, a ceiling having the same form. When on a large scale it is usually called dome.

Cupola (n.) A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a lantern.

Cupola (n.) A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large quantity, -- used chiefly in foundries and steel works.

Cupola (n.) A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.

Cupola (n.) The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.

Cupper (n.) One who performs the operation of cupping.

Cupping (n.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess.

Cupreous (a.) Consisting of copper or resembling copper; coppery.

Cupric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its lowest proportion.

Cupriferous (a.) Containing copper; as, cupriferous silver.

Cuprite (n.) The red oxide of copper; red copper; an important ore of copper, occurring massive and in isometric crystals.

Cuproid (n.) A solid related to a tetrahedron, and contained under twelve equal triangles.

Cup-rose (n.) Red poppy. See Cop-rose.

Cuprous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its highest proportion.

Cuprum (n.) Copper.

Cupulate (a.) Having or bearing cupules; cupuliferous.

Cupule (n.) A cuplet or little cup, as of the acorn; the husk or bur of the filbert, chestnut, etc.

Cupule (n.) A sucker or acetabulum.

Cupuliferous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.

Cur (n.) A mongrel or inferior dog.

Cur (n.) A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt.

Curability (n.) The state of being curable; curableness.

Curable (v. t.) Capable of being cured; admitting remedy.

Curacao (n.) Alt. of Curacoa

Curacoa (n.) A liqueur, or cordial, flavored with orange peel, cinnamon, and mace; -- first made at the island of Curaccao.

Curacies (pl. ) of Curacy

Curacy (n.) The office or employment of a curate.

Curare (n.) Alt. of Curari

Curari (n.) A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of Strychnos (S. toxifera, etc.). It sometimes has little effect when taken internally, but is quickly fatal when introduced into the blood, and used by the Indians as an arrow poison.

Curarine (n.) A deadly alkaloid extracted from the curare poison and from the Strychnos toxifera. It is obtained in crystalline colorless salts.

Curarize (v. t.) To poison with curare.

Curassow (n.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax, Ourax, etc., of the family Cracidae.

Curat (n.) A cuirass or breastplate.

Curate (n.) One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar.

Curateship (n.) A curacy.

Curation (n.) Cure; healing.

Curative (v. t.) Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure.

Curator (n.) One who has the care and superintendence of anything, as of a museum; a custodian; a keeper.

Curator (n.) One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee; a guardian.

Curatorship (n.) The office of a curator.

Curatrix (n.) A woman who cures.

Curatrix (n.) A woman who is a guardian or custodian.

Curbed (imp. & p. p.) of Curb

Curbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curb

Curb (v. t.) To bend or curve

Curb (v. t.) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.

Curb (v. t.) To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

Curb (v. i.) To bend; to crouch; to cringe.

Curb (n.) That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.

Curb (n.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.

Curb (n.) A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.

Curb (n.) A curbstone.

Curb (n.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.

Curbless (a.) Having no curb or restraint.

Curb roof () A roof having a double slope, or composed, on each side, of two parts which have unequal inclination; a gambrel roof.

Curbstone (n.) A stone /et along a margin as a and protection, as along the edge of a sidewalk next the roadway; an edge stone.

Curch (n.) See Courche.

Curculios (pl. ) of Curculio

Curculio (n.) One of a large group of beetles (Rhynchophora) of many genera; -- called also weevils, snout beetles, billbeetles, and billbugs. Many of the species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc.

Curculionidous (a.) Pertaining to the Curculionideae, or weevil tribe.

Curcuma (n.) A genus of plants of the order Scitamineae, including the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa).

Curcumin (n.) The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystalline substance, C14H14O4, with a green fluorescence.

Curd (n.) The coagulated or thickened part of milk, as distinguished from the whey, or watery part. It is eaten as food, especially when made into cheese.

Curd (n.) The coagulated part of any liquid.

Curd (n.) The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.

Curded (imp. & p. p.) of Curd

Curding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curd

Curd (v. t.) To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.

Curd (v. i.) To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey

Curdiness (n.) The state of being curdy.

Curdle (v. i.) To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle.

Curdle (v. i.) To thicken; to congeal.

Curdled (imp. & p. p.) of Curdle

Curdling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curdle

Curdle (v. t.) To change into curd; to cause to coagulate.

Curdle (v. t.) To congeal or thicken.

Curdless (a.) Destitute of curd.

Curdy (a.) Like curd; full of curd; coagulated.

Cure (n.) Care, heed, or attention.

Cure (n.) Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.

Cure (n.) Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.

Cure (n.) Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.

Cure (n.) Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.

Cured (imp. & p. p.) of Cure

Curing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cure

Cure (v. t.) To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.

Cure (v. t.) To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.

Cure (v. t.) To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.

Cure (v. t.) To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.

Cure (v. i.) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.

Cure (v. i.) To restore health; to effect a cure.

Cure (v. i.) To become healed.

Cure (n.) A curate; a pardon.

Cureall (n.) A remedy for all diseases, or for all ills; a panacea.

Cureless (a.) Incapable of cure; incurable.

Curer (n.) One who cures; a healer; a physician.

Curer (n.) One who prepares beef, fish, etc., for preservation by drying, salting, smoking, etc.

Curette (n.) A scoop or ring with either a blunt or a cutting edge, for removing substances from the walls of a cavity, as from the eye, ear, or womb.

Curfew (n.) The ringing of an evening bell, originally a signal to the inhabitants to cover fires, extinguish lights, and retire to rest, -- instituted by William the Conqueror; also, the bell itself.

Curfew (n.) A utensil for covering the fire.

Curle (pl. ) of Curia

Curia (n.) One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus.

Curia (n.) The place of assembly of one of these divisions.

Curia (n.) The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house.

Curia (n.) The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household.

Curia (n.) Any court of justice.

Curia (n.) The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also curia Romana.

Curialism (n.) The view or doctrine of the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Curialist (n.) One who belongs to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Curialistic (a.) Pertaining to a court.

Curialistic (a.) Relating or belonging to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Curiality (n.) The privileges, prerogatives, or retinue of a court.

Curiet (n.) A cuirass.

Curing () p. a. & vb. n. of Cure.

Curios (pl. ) of Curio

Curio (n.) Any curiosity or article of virtu.

Curiologic (a.) Pertaining to a rude kind of hieroglyphics, in which a thing is represented by its picture instead of by a symbol.

Curiosities (pl. ) of Curiosity

Curiosity (n.) The state or quality or being curious; nicety; accuracy; exactness; elaboration.

Curiosity (n.) Disposition to inquire, investigate, or seek after knowledge; a desire to gratify the mind with new information or objects of interest; inquisitiveness.

Curiosity (n.) That which is curious, or fitted to excite or reward attention.

Curiosos (pl. ) of Curioso

Curioso (n.) A virtuoso.

Curious (a.) Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.

Curious (a.) Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.

Curious (a.) Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of.

Curious (a.) Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.

Curiously (adv.) In a curious manner.

Curiousness (n.) Carefulness; painstaking.

Curiousness (n.) The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance.

Curiousness (n.) Inquisitiveness; curiosity.

Curled (imp. & p. p.) of Curl

Curling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curl

Curl (n.) To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.

Curl (n.) To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.

Curl (n.) To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.

Curl (n.) To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.

Curl (n.) To shape (the brim) into a curve.

Curl (v. i.) To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie curled on the ground.

Curl (v. i.) To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving outlines; to bend in a curved form; to make a curl or curls.

Curl (v. i.) To play at the game called curling.

Curl (v.) A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.

Curl (v.) An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.

Curl (v.) A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.

Curled (a.) Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy; as, curled maple (maple having fibers which take a sinuous course).

Curledness (n.) State of being curled; curliness.

Curler (n.) One who, or that which, curls.

Curler (n.) A player at the game called curling.

Curlew (n.) A wading bird of the genus Numenius, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill.

Curliness (n.) State of being curly.

Curling (n.) The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats.

Curling (n.) A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark.

Curlingly (adv.) With a curl, or curls.

Curly (a.) Curling or tending to curl; having curls; full of ripples; crinkled.

Curlycue (n.) Some thing curled or spiral,, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper.

Curmudgeon (n.) An avaricious, grasping fellow; a miser; a niggard; a churl.

Curmudgeonly (a.) Like a curmudgeon; niggardly; churlish; as, a curmudgeonly fellow.

Curmurring (n.) Murmuring; grumbling; -- sometimes applied to the rumbling produced by a slight attack of the gripes.

Curr (v. i.) To coo.

Currant (n.) A small kind of seedless raisin, imported from the Levant, chiefly from Zante and Cephalonia; -- used in cookery.

Currant (n.) The acid fruit or berry of the Ribes rubrum or common red currant, or of its variety, the white currant.

Currant (n.) A shrub or bush of several species of the genus Ribes (a genus also including the gooseberry); esp., the Ribes rubrum.

Currencies (pl. ) of Currency

Currency (n.) A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.

Currency (n.) The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes.

Currency (n.) That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money.

Currency (n.) Fluency; readiness of utterance.

Currency (n.) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.

Current (a.) Running or moving rapidly.

Current (a.) Now passing, as time; as, the current month.

Current (a.) Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current coin; a current report; current history.

Current (a.) Commonly estimated or acknowledged.

Current (a.) Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.

Current (a.) A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.

Current (a.) General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.

Currently (adv.) In a current manner; generally; commonly; as, it is currently believed.

Currentness (n.) The quality of being current; currency; circulation; general reception.

Currentness (n.) Easiness of pronunciation; fluency.

Curricle (n.) A small or short course.

Curricle (n.) A two-wheeled chaise drawn by two horses abreast.

Curriculums (pl. ) of Curriculum

Curricula (pl. ) of Curriculum

Curriculum (n.) A race course; a place for running.

Curriculum (n.) A course; particularly, a specified fixed course of study, as in a university.

Currie (n. & v.) See 2d & 3d Curry.

Curried (n.) Dressed by currying; cleaned; prepared.

Curried (n.) Prepared with curry; as, curried rice, fowl, etc.

Currier (n.) One who curries and dresses leather, after it is tanned.

Currish (a.) Having the qualities, or exhibiting the characteristics, of a cur; snarling; quarrelsome; snappish; churlish; hence, also malicious; malignant; brutal.

Curried (imp. & p. p.) of Curry

Currying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curry

Curry (v. t.) To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather.

Curry (v. t.) To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean.

Curry (v. t.) To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.

Curry (n.) A kind of sauce much used in India, containing garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.

Curry (n.) A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.

Curry (v. t.) To flavor or cook with curry.

Currycomb (n.) A kind of card or comb having rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges, used in currying a horse.

Currycomb (v. t.) To comb with a currycomb.

Cursed (imp. & p. p.) of Curse

Curst () of Curse

Cursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curse

Curse (v. t.) To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.

Curse (v. t.) To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.

Curse (v. i.) To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.

Curse (v. t.) An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.

Curse (v. t.) Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.

Curse (v. t.) The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.

Cursed (a.) Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable.

Cursedly (adv.) In a cursed manner; miserably; in a manner to be detested; enormously.

Cursedness (n.) The state of being under a curse or of being doomed to execration or to evil.

Cursedness (n.) Wickedness; sin; cursing.

Cursedness (n.) Shrewishness.

Curser (n.) One who curses.

Curship (n.) The state of being a cur; one who is currish.

Cursitating (a.) Moving about slightly.

Cursitor (n.) A courier or runner.

Cursitor (n.) An officer in the Court of Chancery, whose business is to make out original writs.

Cursive (a.) Running; flowing.

Cursive (n.) A character used in cursive writing.

Cursive (n.) A manuscript, especially of the New Testament, written in small, connected characters or in a running hand; -- opposed to uncial.

Cursor (n.) Any part of a mathematical instrument that moves or slides backward and forward upon another part.

Cursorary (a.) Cursory; hasty.

Cursores (n. pl.) An order of running birds including the ostrich, emu, and allies; the Ratitaae.

Cursores (n. pl.) A group of running spiders; the wolf spiders.

Cursorial (a.) Adapted to running or walking, and not to prehension; as, the limbs of the horse are cursorial. See Illust. of Aves.

Cursorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cursores.

Cursorily (adv.) In a running or hasty manner; carelessly.

Cursoriness (n.) The quality of being cursory; superficial performance; as, cursoriness of view.

Cursory (a.) Running about; not stationary.

Cursory (a.) Characterized by haste; hastily or superficially performed; slight; superficial; careless.

Curst () imp. & p. p. of Curse.

Curst (a.) Froward; malignant; mischievous; malicious; snarling.

Curstfully (adv.) Peevishly; vexatiously; detestably.

Curstness (n.) Peevishness; malignity; frowardness; crabbedness; surliness.

Curt (a.) Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer.

Curtailed (imp. & p. p.) of Curtail

Curtailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curtail

Curtail (v. t.) To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.

Curtail (n.) The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.

Curtail dog () A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting.

Curtailer (n.) One who curtails.

Curtailment (n.) The act or result of curtailing or cutting off.

Curtain (n.) A hanging screen intended to darken or conceal, and admitting of being drawn back or up, and reclosed at pleasure; esp., drapery of cloth or lace hanging round a bed or at a window; in theaters, and like places, a movable screen for concealing the stage.

Curtain (n.) That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.

Curtain (n.) That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.

Curtain (n.) A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.

Curtained (imp. & p. p.) of Curtain

Curtaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curtain

Curtain (v. t.) To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.

Curtal (a.) Curt; brief; laconic.

Curtal (n.) A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short.

Curtal ax () Alt. of Curtelasse

Curtle ax () Alt. of Curtelasse

Curtelasse () A corruption of Cutlass.

Curtal friar () A friar who acted as porter at the gate of a monastery.

Curtana (n.) The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.

Curtate (a.) Shortened or reduced; -- said of the distance of a planet from the sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the ecliptic.

Curtation (n.) The interval by which the curtate distance of a planet is less than the true distance.

Curtein (n.) Same as Curtana.

Curtes (a.) Courteous.

Curtesies (pl. ) of Curtesy

Curtesy (n.) the life estate which a husband has in the lands of his deceased wife, which by the common law takes effect where he has had issue by her, born alive, and capable of inheriting the lands.

Curtilage (n.) A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling house.

Curtly (adv.) In a curt manner.

Curtness (n.) The quality of bing curt.

Curtsy (n.) Same as Courtesy, an act of respect.

Curule (a.) Of or pertaining to a chariot.

Curule (a.) Of or pertaining to a kind of chair appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; pertaining to, having, or conferring, the right to sit in the curule chair; hence, official.

Cururo (n.) A Chilian burrowing rodent of the genus Spalacopus.

Curval (p. pr.) Alt. of Curvant

Curvant (p. pr.) Bowed; bent; curved.

Curvate (a.) Alt. of Curvated

Curvated (a.) Bent in a regular form; curved.

Curvation (n.) The act of bending or crooking.

Curvative (a.) Having the margins only a little curved; -- said of leaves.

Curvature (n.) The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve.

Curvature (n.) The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a tangent drawn to the curve at that point.

Curve (a.) Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.

Curve (a.) A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal.

Curve (a.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line.

Curved (imp. & p. p.) of Curve

Curving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curve

Curve (a.) To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a ball in pitching it.

Curve (v. i.) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.

Curvedness (n.) The state of being curved.

Curvet (n.) A particular leap of a horse, when he raises both his fore legs at once, equally advanced, and, as his fore legs are falling, raises his hind legs, so that all his legs are in the air at once.

Curvet (n.) A prank; a frolic.

Curveted (imp. & p. p.) of Curvet

-vetted () of Curvet

Curveting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curvet

-vetting () of Curvet

Curvet (n.) To make a curvet; to leap; to bound.

Curvet (n.) To leap and frisk; to frolic.

Curvet (v. t.) To cause to curvet.

Curvicaudate (a.) Having a curved or crooked tail.

Curvicostate (a.) Having bent ribs.

Curvidentate (a.) Having curved teeth.

Curviform (a.) Having a curved form.

Curvilinead (n.) An instrument for drawing curved lines.

Curvilineal (a.) Alt. of Curvilinear

Curvilinear (a.) Consisting of, or bounded by, curved lines; as, a curvilinear figure.

Curvilinearity (n.) The state of being curvilinear or of being bounded by curved lines.

Curvilinearly (adv.) In a curvilinear manner.

Curvinerved (a.) Having the ribs or the veins of the leaves curved; -- called also curvinervate and curve-veined.

Curvirostral (a.) Having a crooked beak, as the crossbill.

Curvirostres (n. pl.) A group of passerine birds, including the creepers and nuthatches.

Curviserial (a.) Distributed in a curved line, as leaves along a stem.

Curvity (n.) The state of being curved; a bending in a regular form; crookedness.

Curvograph (n.) An arcograph.

Cushat (n.) The ringdove or wood pigeon.

Cushewbird (n.) The galeated curassow. See Curassow.

Cushion (n.) A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.

Cushion (n.) Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use

Cushion (n.) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf

Cushion (n.) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston

Cushion (n.) the elastic edge of a billiard table.

Cushion (n.) A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.

Cushioned (imp. & p. p.) of Cushion

Cushioning (p. pr. & vb.) of Cushion

Cushion (v. t.) To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.

Cushion (v. t.) To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.

Cushion (v. t.) To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.

Cushionet (n.) A little cushion.

Cushionless (a.) Hot furnished with a cushion.

Cushiony (a.) Like a cushion; soft; pliable.

Cushite (n.) A descendant of Cush, the son of Ham and grandson of Noah.

Cusk (n.) A large, edible, marine fish (Brosmius brosme), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; -- called also tusk and torsk.

Cuskin (n.) A kind of drinking cup.

Cusp (n.) A triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.

Cusp (n.) The beginning or first entrance of any house in the calculations of nativities, etc.

Cusp (n.) The point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary.

Cusp (n.) A multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common tangent.

Cusp (n.) A prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth.

Cusp (n.) A sharp and rigid point.

Cusped (imp. & p. p.) of Cusp

Cusping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cusp

Cusp (v. t.) To furnish with a cusp or cusps.

Cuspated (a.) Ending in a point.

Cuspid (n.) One of the canine teeth; -- so called from having but one point or cusp on the crown. See Tooth.

Cuspidal (a.) Ending in a point.

Cuspidate (v. t.) To make pointed or sharp.

Cuspidate (a.) Alt. of Cuspidated

Cuspidated (a.) Having a sharp end, like the point of a spear; terminating in a hard point; as, a cuspidate leaf.

Cuspidor (n.) Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence, to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort.

Cuspis (n.) A point; a sharp end.

Custard (n.) A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled.

Custode (n.) See Custodian.

Custodial (a.) Relating to custody or guardianship.

Custodian (n.) One who has care or custody, as of some public building; a keeper or superintendent.

Custodianship (n.) Office or duty of a custodian.

Custodier (n.) A custodian.

Custody (n.) A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.

Custody (n.) Judicial or penal safe-keeping.

Custody (n.) State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.

Custom (n.) Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.

Custom (n.) Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.

Custom (n.) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.

Custom (n.) Familiar aquaintance; familiarity.

Custom (v. t.) To make familiar; to accustom.

Custom (v. t.) To supply with customers.

Custom (v. i.) To have a custom.

Custom (n.) The customary toll, tax, or tribute.

Custom (n.) Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.

Custom (v. t.) To pay the customs of.

Customable (a.) Customary.

Customable (a.) Subject to the payment of customs; dutiable.

Customableness (n.) Quality of being customable; conformity to custom.

Customably (adv.) Usually.

Customarily (adv.) In a customary manner; habitually.

Customariness (n.) Quality of being customary.

Customary (a.) Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.

Customary (a.) Holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants; customary service or estate.

Customary (n.) A book containing laws and usages, or customs; as, the Customary of the Normans.

Customer (n.) One who collect customs; a toll gatherer.

Customer (n.) One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer.

Customer (n.) A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank.

Customer (n.) A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer.

Customer (n.) A lewd woman.

Customhouse (n.) The building where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered or cleared.

Custodes (pl. ) of Custos

Custos (n.) A keeper; a custodian; a superintendent.

Custrel (n.) An armor-bearer to a knight.

Custrel (n.) See Costrel.

Custumary (a.) See Customary.

Cut (imp. & p. p.) of Cut

Cutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cut

Cut (v. t.) To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.

Cut (v. t.) To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.

Cut (v. t.) To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.

Cut (v. t.) To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.

Cut (v. t.) To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.

Cut (v. t.) To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.

Cut (v. t.) To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.

Cut (v. t.) To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance.

Cut (v. t.) To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.

Cut (v. i.) To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.

Cut (v. i.) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.

Cut (v. i.) To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.

Cut (v. i.) To make a stroke with a whip.

Cut (v. i.) To interfere, as a horse.

Cut (v. i.) To move or make off quickly.

Cut (v. i.) To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt.

Cut (n.) An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.

Cut (n.) A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.

Cut (n.) That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him; a slight.

Cut (n.) A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.

Cut (n.) The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.

Cut (n.) A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.

Cut (n.) An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.

Cut (n.) The act of dividing a pack cards.

Cut (n.) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?

Cut (n.) Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.

Cut (n.) A common work horse; a gelding.

Cut (n.) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.

Cut (n.) A skein of yarn.

Cut (a.) Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.

Cut (a.) Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.

Cut (a.) Overcome by liquor; tipsy.

Cutaneous (a.) Of pertaining to the skin; existing on, or affecting, the skin; as, a cutaneous disease; cutaneous absorption; cutaneous respiration.

Cutaway (a.) Having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away.

Cutch (n.) See Catechu.

Cutch (n.) See Cultch.

Cutchery (n.) A hindoo hall of justice.

Cute (a.) Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning.

Cuteness (n.) Acuteness; cunning.

Cutgrass () A grass with leaves having edges furnished with very minute hooked prickles, which form a cutting edge; one or more species of Leersia.

Cuticle (n.) The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin.

Cuticle (n.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems.

Cuticle (n.) A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.

Cuticular (a.) Pertaining to the cuticle, or external coat of the skin; epidermal.

Cutin (n.) The substance which, added to the material of a cell wall, makes it waterproof, as in cork.

Cutinization (n.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork.

Cutinize (v. t. & i.) To change into cutin.

Cutis (n.) See Dermis.

Cutlasses (pl. ) of Cutlass

Cutlass (n.) A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See Curtal ax.

Cutler (n.) One who makes or deals in cutlery, or knives and other cutting instruments.

Cutlery (n.) The business of a cutler.

Cutlery (n.) Edged or cutting instruments, collectively.

Cutlet (n.) A piece of meat, especially of veal or mutton, cut for broiling.

Cutling (n.) The art of making edged tools or cutlery.

Cut-off (n.) That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or road.

Cut-off (n.) The valve gearing or mechanism by which steam is cut off from entering the cylinder of a steam engine after a definite point in a stroke, so as to allow the remainder of the stroke to be made by the expansive force of the steam already let in. See Expansion gear, under Expansion.

Cut-off (n.) Any device for stopping or changing a current, as of grain or water in a spout.

Cutose (n.) A variety of cellulose, occuring as a fine transparent membrane covering the aerial organs of plants, and forming an essential ingredient of cork; by oxidation it passes to suberic acid.

Cut-out (n.) A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.

Cut-out (n.) A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit.

Cutpurse (n.) One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket

Cutter (n.) One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.

Cutter (n.) That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter.

Cutter (n.) A fore tooth; an incisor.

Cutter (n.) A boat used by ships of war.

Cutter (n.) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower end deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead.

Cutter (n.) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.

Cutter (n.) A small, light one-horse sleigh.

Cutter (n.) An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.

Cutter (n.) A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.

Cutter (n.) A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.

Cutthroat (n.) One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.

Cutthroat (a.) Murderous; cruel; barbarous.

Cutting (n.) The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.

Cutting (n.) Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.

Cutting (a.) Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.

Cutting (a.) Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.

Cutting (a.) Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.

Cuttingly (adv.) In a cutting manner.

Cuttle (n.) A knife.

Cuttle (n.) Alt. of Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish (n.) A cephalopod of the genus Sepia, having an internal shell, large eyes, and ten arms furnished with denticulated suckers, by means of which it secures its prey. The name is sometimes applied to dibranchiate cephalopods generally.

Cuttlefish (n.) A foul-mouthed fellow.

Cuttle bone () The shell or bone of cuttlefishes, used for various purposes, as for making polishing powder, etc.

Cuttoo plate () A hood over the end of a wagon wheel hub to keep dirt away from the axle.

Cytty (a.) Short; as, a cutty knife; a cutty sark.

Cutty (n.) A short spoon.

Cutty (n.) A short tobacco pipe.

Cutty (n.) A light or unchaste woman.

Cuttystool (n.) A low stool

Cuttystool (n.) A seat in old Scottish churches, where offenders were made to sit, for public rebuke by the minister.

Cutwal (n.) The chief police officer of a large city.

Cutwater (n.) The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water.

Cutwater (n.) A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to resist the action of water, ice, etc.; the sharpened upper end of the pier itself.

Cutwater (n.) A sea bird of the Atlantic (Rhynchops nigra); -- called also black skimmer, scissorsbill, and razorbill. See Skimmer.

Cutwork (n.) An ancient term for embroidery, esp. applied to the earliest form of lace, or to that early embroidery on linen and the like, from which the manufacture of lace was developed.

Cutworm (n.) A caterpillar which at night eats off young plants of cabbage, corn, etc., usually at the ground. Some kinds ascend fruit trees and eat off the flower buds. During the day, they conceal themselves in the earth. The common cutworms are the larvae of various species of Agrotis and related genera of noctuid moths.

Cuvette (n.) A pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table.

Cuvette (n.) A cunette.

Cuvette (n.) A small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer.

Duad (n.) A union of two; duality.

Dual (a.) Expressing, or consisting of, the number two; belonging to two; as, the dual number of nouns, etc. , in Greek.

Dualin (n.) An explosive substance consisting essentially of sawdust or wood pulp, saturated with nitroglycerin and other similar nitro compounds. It is inferior to dynamite, and is more liable to explosion.

Dualism (n.) State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold distinction

Dualism (n.) A view of man as constituted of two original and independent elements, as matter and spirit.

Dualism (n.) A system which accepts two gods, or two original principles, one good and the other evil.

Dualism (n.) The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal foreknowledge, into two classes, the elect and the reprobate.

Dualism (n.) The theory that each cerebral hemisphere acts independently of the other.

Dualist (n.) One who believes in dualism; a ditheist.

Dualist (n.) One who administers two offices.

Dualistic (a.) Consisting of two; pertaining to dualism or duality.

Duality (n.) The quality or condition of being two or twofold; dual character or usage.

Duan (n.) A division of a poem corresponding to a canto; a poem or song.

Duarchy (n.) Government by two persons.

Dubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Dub

Dubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dub

Dub (v. t.) To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son Henry a knight.

Dub (v. t.) To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.

Dub (v. t.) To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.

Dub (v. t.) To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab;

Dub (v. t.) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.

Dub (v. t.) To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.

Dub (v. t.) To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it.

Dub (v. t.) To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.

Dub (v. i.) To make a noise by brisk drumbeats.

Dub (n.) A blow.

Dub (n.) A pool or puddle.

Dubb (n.) The Syrian bear. See under Bear.

Dubber (n.) One who, or that which, dubs.

Dubber (n.) A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold ghee, oil, etc.

Dubbing (n.) The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc.

Dubbing (n.) The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz.

Dubbing (n.) A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing.

Dubbing (n.) The body substance of an angler's fly.

Dubieties (pl. ) of Dubiety

Dubiety (n.) Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt.

Dubiosities (pl. ) of Dubiosity

Dubiosity (n.) The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing.

Dubious (a.) Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.

Dubious (a.) Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.

Dubious (a.) Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

Dubiously (adv.) In a dubious manner.

Dubiousness (n.) State of being dubious.

Dubitable (a.) Liable to be doubted; uncertain.

Dubitancy (n.) Doubt; uncertainty.

Dubitate (v. i.) To doubt.

Dubitation (n.) Act of doubting; doubt.

Dubitative (a.) Tending to doubt; doubtful.

Duboisia (n.) Same as Duboisine.

Duboisine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the leaves of an Australian tree (Duboisia myoporoides), and regarded as identical with hyoscyamine. It produces dilation of the pupil of the eye.

Ducal (a.) Of or pertaining to a duke.

Ducally (adv.) In the manner of a duke, or in a manner becoming the rank of a duke.

Ducat (n.) A coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke.

Ducatoon (n.) A silver coin of several countries of Europe, and of different values.

Duces tecum () A judicial process commanding a person to appear in court and bring with him some piece of evidence or other thing to be produced to the court.

Duchess (n.) The wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right.

Duchesse d'Angouleme () A variety of pear of large size and excellent flavor.

Duchies (pl. ) of Duchy

Duchy (n.) The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom.

Duck (n.) A pet; a darling.

Duck (n.) A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.

Duck (n.) The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.

Ducked (imp. & p. p.) of Duck

Ducking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Duck

Duck (v. t.) To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.

Duck (v. t.) To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.

Duck (v. t.) To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.

Duck (v. i.) To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.

Duck (v. i.) To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.

Duck (v. t.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.

Duck (v. t.) A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.

Duckbill (n.) See Duck mole, under Duck, n.

Duck-billed (a.) Having a bill like that of a duck.

Ducker (n.) One who, or that which, ducks; a plunger; a diver.

Ducker (n.) A cringing, servile person; a fawner.

Ducking () n. & a., from Duck, v. t. & i.

Duck-legged (a.) Having short legs, like a waddling duck; short-legged.

Duckling (n.) A young or little duck.

Duckmeat (n.) Alt. of Duck's-meat

Duck's-meat (n.) Duckweed.

Duck's-bill (a.) Having the form of a duck's bill.

Duck's-foot (n.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum).

Duckweed (n.) A genus (Lemna) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks; -- called also duckmeat.

Duct (n.) Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed.

Duct (n.) One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination.

Duct (n.) A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber.

Duct (n.) Guidance; direction.

Ductible (a.) Capable of being drawn out

Ductile (a.) Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.

Ductile (a.) Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.

Ductilimeter (n.) An instrument for accurately determining the ductility of metals.

Ductility (n.) The property of a metal which allows it to be drawn into wires or filaments.

Ductility (n.) Tractableness; pliableness.

Duction (n.) Guidance.

Ductless (a.) Having to duct or outlet; as, a ductless gland.

Ductor (n.) One who leads.

Ductor (n.) A contrivance for removing superfluous ink or coloring matter from a roller. See Doctor, 4.

Ducture (n.) Guidance.

Dudder (v. t.) To confuse or confound with noise.

Dudder (v. i.) To shiver or tremble; to dodder.

Dudder (n.) A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap and flashy goods pretended to be smuggled; a duffer.

Duddery (n.) A place where rags are bought and kept for sale.

Dude (n.) A kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations.

Dudeen (n.) A short tobacco pipe.

Dudgeon (n.) The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.

Dudgeon (n.) The haft of a dagger.

Dudgeon (n.) A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger.

Dudgeon (n.) Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure.

Dudgeon (a.) Homely; rude; coarse.

Dudish (a.) Like, or characterized of, a dude.

Duds (n. pl.) Old or inferior clothes; tattered garments.

Duds (n. pl.) Effects, in general.

Due (a.) Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.

Due (a.) Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.

Due (a.) Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.

Due (a.) Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.

Due (a.) Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

Due (adv.) Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.

Due (n.) That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.

Due (n.) Right; just title or claim.

Due (v. t.) To endue.

Duebill (n.) A brief written acknowledgment of a debt, not made payable to order, like a promissory note.

Dueful (a.) Fit; becoming.

Duel (n.) A combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an affront given by one to the other.

Duel (v. i. & t.) To fight in single combat.

Dueler (n.) One who engages in a duel.

Dueling (n.) The act or practice of fighting in single combat. Also adj.

Duelist (n.) One who fights in single combat.

Duelo (n.) A duel; also, the rules of dueling.

Due?a (n.) See Do?a.

Dueness (n.) Quality of being due; debt; what is due or becoming.

Duennas (pl. ) of Duenna

Duenna (n.) The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain.

Duenna (n.) An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family.

Duenna (n.) Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess.

Duet (n.) A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.

Duettino (n.) A duet of short extent and concise form.

Duetto (n.) See Duet.

Duff (n.) Dough or paste.

Duff (n.) A stiff flour pudding, boiled in a bag; -- a term used especially by seamen; as, plum duff.

Duffel (n.) A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.

Duffer (n.) A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat.

Duffer (n.) A stupid, awkward, inefficient person.

Duffle (n.) See Duffel.

Dufrenite (n.) A mineral of a blackish green color, commonly massive or in nodules. It is a hydrous phosphate of iron.

Dug (n.) A teat, pap, or nipple; -- formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast.

Dug (imp. & p. p.) of Dig.

Dugong (n.) An aquatic herbivorous mammal (Halicore dugong), of the order Sirenia, allied to the manatee, but with a bilobed tail. It inhabits the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, East Indies, and Australia.

Dugout (n.) A canoe or boat dug out from a large log.

Dugout (n.) A place dug out.

Dugout (n.) A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation.

Dugway (n.) A way or road dug through a hill, or sunk below the surface of the land.

Duke (n.) A leader; a chief; a prince.

Duke (n.) In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland.

Duke (n.) In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king.

Duke (v. i.) To play the duke.

Dukedom (n.) The territory of a duke.

Dukedom (n.) The title or dignity of a duke.

Dukeling (n.) A little or insignificant duke.

Dukeship (n.) The quality or condition of being a duke; also, the personality of a duke.

Dulcamara (n.) A plant (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet, n., 3 (a).

Dulcamarin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the bittersweet (Solanum Dulcamara), as a yellow amorphous substance. It probably occasions the compound taste. See Bittersweet, 3(a).

Dulce (v. t.) To make sweet; to soothe.

Dulceness (n.) Sweetness.

Dulcet (a.) Sweet to the taste; luscious.

Dulcet (a.) Sweet to the ear; melodious; harmonious.

Dulciana (n.) A sweet-toned stop of an organ.

Dulcification (n.) The act of dulcifying or sweetening.

Dulcified (a.) Sweetened; mollified.

Dulcifluous (a.) Flowing sweetly.

Dulcified (imp. & p. p.) of Dulcify

Dulcifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dulcify

Dulcify (v. t.) To sweeten; to free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony.

Dulcify (v. t.) Fig. : To mollify; to sweeten; to please.

Dulciloquy (n.) A soft manner of speaking.

Dulcimer (n.) An instrument, having stretched metallic wires which are beaten with two light hammers held in the hands of the performer.

Dulcimer (n.) An ancient musical instrument in use among the Jews. Dan. iii. 5. It is supposed to be the same with the psaltery.

Dulcinea (n.) A mistress; a sweetheart.

Dulciness (n.) See Dulceness.

Dulcite (n.) A white, sugarlike substance, C6H8.(OH)2, occurring naturally in a manna from Madagascar, and in certain plants, and produced artificially by the reduction of galactose and lactose or milk sugar.

Dulcino (n.) See Dolcino.

Dulcitude (n.) Sweetness.

Dulcorate (v. t.) To sweeten; to make less acrimonious.

Dulcoration (n.) The act of sweetening.

Duledge (n.) One of the dowels joining the ends of the fellies which form the circle of the wheel of a gun carriage.

Dulia (n.) An inferior kind of veneration or worship, given to the angels and saints as the servants of God.

Dull (superl.) Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.

Dull (superl.) Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.

Dull (superl.) Insensible; unfeeling.

Dull (superl.) Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.

Dull (superl.) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.

Dull (superl.) Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.

Dull (superl.) Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.

Duller (imp. & p. p.) of Dull

Dulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dull

Dull (v. t.) To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.

Dull (v. t.) To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.

Dull (v. t.) To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.

Dull (v. t.) To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.

Dull (v. i.) To become dull or stupid.

Dullard (n.) A stupid person; a dunce.

Dullard (a.) Stupid.

Dull-brained (a.) Stupid; doltish.

Dull-browed (a.) Having a gloomy look.

Duller (n.) One who, or that which, dulls.

Dull-eyed (a.) Having eyes wanting brightness, liveliness, or vivacity.

Dullhead (n.) A blockhead; a dolt.

Dullish (a.) Somewhat dull; uninteresting; tiresome.

Dullness (n.) The state of being dull; slowness; stupidity; heaviness; drowsiness; bluntness; obtuseness; dimness; want of luster; want of vividness, or of brightness.

Dull-sighted (a.) Having poor eyesight.

Dullsome (a.) Dull.

Dull-witted (a.) Stupid.

Dully (adv.) In a dull manner; stupidly; slowly; sluggishly; without life or spirit.

Dulocracy (n.) See Doulocracy.

Dulse (n.) A seaweed of a reddish brown color, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the common is Rhodymenia. [Written also dillisk.]

Dulwilly (n.) The ring plover.

Duly (adv.) In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.

Dumal (a.) Pertaining to, or set with, briers or bushes; brambly.

Dumb (a.) Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.

Dumb (a.) Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.

Dumb (a.) Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.

Dumb (v. t.) To put to silence.

Dumb-bell (n.) A weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise.

Dumbledor (n.) A bumblebee; also, a cockchafer.

Dumbly (adv.) In silence; mutely.

Dumbness (n.) The quality or state of being dumb; muteness; silence; inability to speak.

Dumb-waiter (n.) A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.

Dumetose (a.) Dumose.

Dumfounded (imp. & p. p.) of Dumfound

Dumfounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dumfound

Dumfound (v. t.) To strike dumb; to confuse with astonishment.

Dumfounder (v. t.) To dumfound; to confound.

Dummador (n.) A dumbledor.

Dummerer (n.) One who feigns dumbness.

Dummy (a.) Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.

Dummy (a.) Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.

Dummies (pl. ) of Dummy

Dummy (n.) One who is dumb.

Dummy (n.) A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.

Dummy (n.) An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a substitute; a model; a lay figure; as, a figure on which clothing is exhibited in shop windows; a blank paper copy used to show the size of the future book, etc.

Dummy (n.) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.

Dummy (n.) A thick-witted person; a dolt.

Dummy (n.) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.

Dummy (n.) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.

Dummy (n.) A floating barge connected with a pier.

Dumose (a.) Alt. of Dumous

Dumous (a.) Abounding with bushes and briers.

Dumous (a.) Having a compact, bushy form.

Dump (n.) A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing.

Dump (v. t.) A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor; -- now used only in the plural.

Dump (v. t.) Absence of mind; revery.

Dump (v. t.) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.

Dump (v. t.) An old kind of dance.

Dumped (imp. & p. p.) of Dump

Dumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dump

Dump (v. t.) To knock heavily; to stump.

Dump (v. t.) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.

Dump (n.) A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.

Dump (n.) A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.

Dump (n.) That which is dumped.

Dump (n.) A pile of ore or rock.

Dumpage (n.) The act of dumping loads from carts, especially loads of refuse matter; also, a heap of dumped matter.

Dumpage (n.) A fee paid for the privilege of dumping loads.

Dumpiness (n.) The state of being dumpy.

Dumpish (a.) Dull; stupid; sad; moping; melancholy.

Dumple (v. t.) To make dumpy; to fold, or bend, as one part over another.

Dumpling (n.) A roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling.

Dumpy (superl.) Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout.

Dumpy (superl.) Sullen or discontented.

Dun (n.) A mound or small hill.

Dun (v. t.) To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt grass or some like substance.

Dunned (imp. & p. p.) of Dun

Dunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dun

Dun (v. t. & i.) To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge importunately.

Dun (n.) One who duns; a dunner.

Dun (n.) An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun.

Dun (a.) Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.

Dunbird (n.) The pochard; -- called also dunair, and dunker, or dun-curre.

Dunbird (n.) An American duck; the ruddy duck.

Dunce (n.) One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.

Duncedom (n.) The realm or domain of dunces.

Duncery (n.) Dullness; stupidity.

Duncical (a.) Like a dunce; duncish.

Duncify (v. t.) To make stupid in intellect.

Duncish (a.) Somewhat like a dunce.

Dunder (n.) The lees or dregs of cane juice, used in the distillation of rum.

Dunderhead (n.) A dunce; a numskull; a blockhead.

Dunder-headed (a.) Thick-headed; stupid.

Dunderpate (n.) See Dunderhead.

Dune (n.) A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds.

Dunfish (n.) Codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.

Dung (n.) The excrement of an animal.

Dunged (imp. & p. p.) of Dung

Dunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dung

Dung (v. t.) To manure with dung.

Dung (v. t.) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the superfluous mordant.

Dung (v. i.) To void excrement.

Dungaree (n.) A coarse kind of unbleached cotton stuff.

Dungeon (n.) A close, dark prison, common/, under ground, as if the lower apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being used as prisons.

Dungeon (v. t.) To shut up in a dungeon.

Dungfork (n.) A fork for tossing dung.

Dunghill (n.) A heap of dung.

Dunghill (n.) Any mean situation or condition; a vile abode.

Dungmeer (n.) A pit where dung and weeds rot for manure.

Dungy (a.) Full of dung; filthy; vile; low.

Dungyard (n.) A yard where dung is collected.

Dunker (n.) One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also Tunkers, Dunkards, Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists.

Dunlin (n.) A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America.

Dunnage (n.) Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind, laid on the bottom of the hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among casks and other cargo to prevent their motion.

Dunner (n.) One employed in soliciting the payment of debts.

Dunnish (a.) Inclined to a dun color.

Dunnock (a.) The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor.

Dunny (a.) Deaf; stupid.

Dunt (n.) A blow.

Dunted (a.) Beaten; hence, blunted.

Dunter (n.) A porpoise.

Duo (n.) A composition for two performers; a duet.

Duodecahedral (n.) Alt. of Duodecahedron

Duodecahedron (n.) See Dodecahedral, and Dodecahedron.

Duodecennial (a.) Consisting of twelve years.

Duodecimal (a.) Proceeding in computation by twelves; expressed in the scale of twelves.

Duodecimal (n.) A twelfth part; as, the duodecimals of an inch.

Duodecimal (n.) A system of numbers, whose denominations rise in a scale of twelves, as of feet and inches. The system is used chiefly by artificers in computing the superficial and solid contents of their work.

Duodecimfid (a.) Divided into twelve parts.

Duodecimo (a.) Having twelve leaves to a sheet; as, a duodecimo from, book, leaf, size, etc.

Duodecimos (pl. ) of Duodecimo

Duodecimo (n.) A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into twelve leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of a book; -- usually written 12mo or 12!.

Duodecuple (a.) Consisting of twelves.

Duodenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the duodenum; as, duodenal digestion.

Duodenary (a.) Containing twelve; twelvefold; increasing by twelves; duodecimal.

Duodenum (n.) The part of the small intestines between the stomach and the jejunum. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under Digestive.

Duoliteral (a.) Consisting of two letters only; biliteral.

Duomo (n.) A cathedral. See Dome, 2.

Dup (v. t.) To open; as, to dup the door.

Dupable (a.) Capable of being duped.

Dupe (n.) One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull; as, the dupe of a schemer.

Duped (imp. & p. p.) of Dupe

Duping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dupe

Dupe (n.) To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery.

Duper (n.) One who dupes another.

Dupery (n.) The act or practice of duping.

Dupion (n.) A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.

Duple (a.) Double.

Duplex (a.) Double; twofold.

Duplicate (a.) Double; twofold.

Duplicate (n.) That which exactly resembles or corresponds to something else; another, correspondent to the first; hence, a copy; a transcript; a counterpart.

Duplicate (n.) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.

Duplicated (imp. & p. p.) of Duplicate

Duplicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Duplicate

Duplicate (v. t.) To double; to fold; to render double.

Duplicate (v. t.) To make a duplicate of (something); to make a copy or transcript of.

Duplicate (v. t.) To divide into two by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, infusoria duplicate themselves.

Duplication (n.) The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated; a doubling; a folding over; a fold.

Duplication (n.) The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage cells.

Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of duplicating or doubling.

Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of subdividing into two by natural growth.

Duplicature (n.) A doubling; a fold, as of a membrane.

Duplicities (pl. ) of Duplicity

Duplicity (n.) Doubleness; a twofold state.

Duplicity (n.) Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith.

Duplicity (n.) The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient.

Duplicity (n.) In indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses.

Dupper (n.) See 2d Dubber.

Dur (a.) Major; in the major mode; as, C dur, that is, C major.

Dura (n.) Short form for Dura mater.

Durability (n.) The state or quality of being durable; the power of uninterrupted or long continuance in any condition; the power of resisting agents or influences which tend to cause changes, decay, or dissolution; lastingness.

Durable (a.) Able to endure or continue in a particular condition; lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable happiness.

Durableness (n.) Power of lasting, enduring, or resisting; durability.

Durably (adv.) In a lasting manner; with long continuance.

Dural (a.) Pertaining to the dura, or dura mater.

Dura mater () The tough, fibrous membrane, which lines the cavity of the skull and spinal column, and surrounds the brain and spinal cord; -- frequently abbreviated to dura.

Duramen (n.) The heartwood of an exogenous tree.

Durance (n.) Continuance; duration. See Endurance.

Durance (n.) Imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak.

Durance (n.) A stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting.

Durance (n.) In modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes.

Durancy (n.) Duration.

Durant (n.) See Durance, 3.

Durante (prep.) During; as, durante vita, during life; durante bene placito, during pleasure.

Duration (n.) The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.

Durative (a.) Continuing; not completed; implying duration.

Durbar (n.) An audience hall; the court of a native prince; a state levee; a formal reception of native princes, given by the governor general of India.

Dure (a.) Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome.

Dure (a.) To last; to continue; to endure.

Dureful (a.) Lasting.

Dureless (a.) Not lasting.

Durene (n.) A colorless, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H2(CH3)4, off artificial production, with an odor like camphor.

Duress (n.) Hardship; constraint; pressure; imprisonment; restraint of liberty.

Duress (n.) The state of compulsion or necessity in which a person is influenced, whether by the unlawful restrain of his liberty or by actual or threatened physical violence, to incur a civil liability or to commit an offense.

Duress (v. t.) To subject to duress.

Duressor (n.) One who subjects another to duress

Durga (n.) Same as Doorga.

Durham (n.) One or a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England. The Durham cattle are noted for their beef-producing quality.

Durian (n.) Alt. of Durion

Durion (n.) The fruit of the durio. It is oval or globular, and eight or ten inches long. It has a hard prickly rind, containing a soft, cream-colored pulp, of a most delicious flavor and a very offensive odor. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts.

During (prep.) In the time of; as long as the action or existence of; as, during life; during the space of a year.

Durio (n.) A fruit tree (D. zibethinus, the only species known) of the Indian Archipelago. It bears the durian.

Durity (n.) Hardness; firmness.

Durity (n.) Harshness; cruelty.

Durometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness; especially, an instrument for testing the relative hardness of steel rails and the like.

Durous (a.) Hard.

Durra (n.) A kind of millet, cultivated throughout Asia, and introduced into the south of Europe; a variety of Sorghum vulgare; -- called also Indian millet, and Guinea corn.

Durst (imp.) of Dare. See Dare, v. i.

Durukuli (n.) A small, nocturnal, South American monkey (Nyctipthecus trivirgatus).

Durylic (a.) Pertaining to, allied to, or derived from, durene; as, durylic acid.

Duse (n.) A demon or spirit. See Deuce.

Dusk (a.) Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

Dusk (n.) Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.

Dusk (n.) A darkish color.

Dusk (v. t.) To make dusk.

Dusk (v. i.) To grow dusk.

Dusken (v. t.) To make dusk or obscure.

Duskily (adv.) In a dusky manner.

Duskiness (n.) The state of being dusky.

Duskish (a.) Somewhat dusky.

Duskness (n.) Duskiness.

Dusky (a.) Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley.

Dusky (a.) Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.

Dusky (a.) Gloomy; sad; melancholy.

Dusky (a.) Intellectually clouded.

Dust (n.) Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.

Dust (n.) A single particle of earth or other matter.

Dust (n.) The earth, as the resting place of the dead.

Dust (n.) The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.

Dust (n.) Figuratively, a worthless thing.

Dust (n.) Figuratively, a low or mean condition.

Dust (n.) Gold dust

Dust (n.) Coined money; cash.

Dusted (imp. & p. p.) of Dust

Dusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dust

Dust (v. t.) To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.

Dust (v. t.) To sprinkle with dust.

Dust (v. t.) To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.

Dustbrush (n.) A brush of feathers, bristles, or hair, for removing dust from furniture.

Duster (n.) One who, or that which, dusts; a utensil that frees from dust.

Duster (n.) A revolving wire-cloth cylinder which removes the dust from rags, etc.

Duster (n.) A blowing machine for separating the flour from the bran.

Duster (n.) A light over-garment, worn in traveling to protect the clothing from dust.

Dustiness (n.) The state of being dusty.

Dustless (a.) Without dust; as a dustless path.

Dustmen (pl. ) of Dustman

Dustman (p.) One whose employment is to remove dirt and defuse.

Dustpan (n.) A shovel-like utensil for conveying away dust brushed from the floor.

Dust-point (n.) An old rural game.

Dusty (superl.) Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust.

Dusty (superl.) Like dust; of the color of dust; as a dusty white.

Dutch (a.) Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.

Dutch (n.) The people of Holland; Dutchmen.

Dutch (n.) The language spoken in Holland.

Dutchmen (pl. ) of Dutchman

Dutchman (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Holland.

Duteous (a.) Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter.

Duteous (a.) Subservient; obsequious.

Dutiable (a.) Subject to the payment of a duty; as dutiable goods.

Dutied (a.) Subjected to a duty.

Dutiful (a.) Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.

Dutiful (a.) Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.

Duties (pl. ) of Duty

Duty (n.) That which is due; payment.

Duty (n.) That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.

Duty (n.) Hence, any assigned service or business; as, the duties of a policeman, or a soldier; to be on duty.

Duty (n.) Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.

Duty (n.) Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.

Duty (n.) The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).

Duty (n.) Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.

Duumvirs (pl. ) of Duumvir

Duumviri (pl. ) of Duumvir

Duumvir (n.) One of two Roman officers or magistrates united in the same public functions.

Duumviral (a.) Of or belonging to the duumviri or the duumvirate.

Duumvirate (n.) The union of two men in the same office; or the office, dignity, or government of two men thus associated, as in ancient Rome.

Dux (n.) The scholastic name for the theme or subject of a fugue, the answer being called the comes, or companion.

Duykerbok (n.) A small South African antelope (Cephalous mergens); -- called also impoon, and deloo.

Duyoung (n.) See Dugong.

Eu () A prefix used frequently in composition, signifying well, good, advantageous; -- the opposite of dys-.

Eucairite (n.) A metallic mineral, a selenide of copper and silver; -- so called by Berzelius on account of its being found soon after the discovery of the metal selenium.

Eucalyn (n.) An unfermentable sugar, obtained as an uncrystallizable sirup by the decomposition of melitose; also obtained from a Tasmanian eucalyptus, -- whence its name.

Eucalyptol (n.) A volatile, terpenelike oil extracted from the eucalyptus, and consisting largely of cymene.

Eucalyptus (n.) A myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the height even of the California Sequoia.

Eucharis (n.) A genus of South American amaryllidaceous plants with large and beautiful white blossoms.

Eucharist (n.) The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.

Eucharist (n.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion.

Eucharistic (a.) Alt. of Eucharistical

Eucharistical (a.) Giving thanks; expressing thankfulness; rejoicing.

Eucharistical (a.) Pertaining to the Lord's Supper.

Euchite (n.) One who resolves religion into prayer.

Euchloric (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, euchlorine; as, euchloric /.

Euchlorine (n.) A yellow or greenish yellow gas, first prepared by Davy, evolved from potassium chlorate and hydrochloric acid. It is supposed to consist of chlorine tetroxide with some free chlorine.

Euchologion (n.) Alt. of Euchology

Euchology (n.) A formulary of prayers; the book of offices in the Greek Church, containing the liturgy, sacraments, and forms of prayers.

Euchologue (n.) Euchology.

Euchre (n.) A game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot. See Bower.

Euchre (v. t.) To defeat, in a game of euchre, the side that named the trump.

Euchre (v. t.) To defeat or foil thoroughly in any scheme.

Euchroic (a.) Having a fine color.

Euchroite (n.) A mineral occurring in transparent emerald green crystals. It is hydrous arseniate of copper.

Euchrone (n.) A substance obtained from euchroic acid. See Eychroic.

Euchymy (n.) A good state of the blood and other fluids of the body.

Euclase (n.) A brittle gem occurring in light green, transparent crystals, affording a brilliant clinodiagonal cleavage. It is a silicate of alumina and glucina.

Euclid (n.) A Greek geometer of the 3d century b. c.; also, his treatise on geometry, and hence, the principles of geometry, in general.

Euclidian (n.) Related to Euclid, or to the geometry of Euclid.

Eucopepoda (n. pl.) A group which includes the typical copepods and the lerneans.

Eucrasy () Such a due mixture of qualities in bodies as constitutes health or soundness.

Euctical () Expecting a wish; supplicatory.

Eudemon (n.) Alt. of Eudaemon

Eudaemon (n.) A good angel.

Eudemonics (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonics

Eudaemonics (n.) That part of moral philosophy which treats of happiness; the science of happiness; -- contrasted with aretaics.

Eudemonism (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonism

Eudaemonism (n.) That system of ethics which defines and enforces moral obligation by its relation to happiness or personal well-being.

Eudemonist (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonist

Eudaemonist (n.) One who believes in eudemonism.

Eudemonistic (a.) Alt. of Eudaemonistic

Eudaemonistic (a.) Of or pertaining to eudemonism.

Eudemonistical (a.) Alt. of Eudaemonistical

Eudaemonistical (a.) Eudemonistic.

Eudialyte (n.) A mineral of a brownish red color and vitreous luster, consisting chiefly of the silicates of iron, zirconia, and lime.

Eudiometer (n.) An instrument for the volumetric measurement of gases; -- so named because frequently used to determine the purity of the air.

Eudiometric (a.) Alt. of Eudiometrical

Eudiometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a eudiometer; as, eudiometrical experiments or results.

Eudiometry (n.) The art or process of determining the constituents of a gaseous mixture by means of the eudiometer, or for ascertaining the purity of the air or the amount of oxygen in it.

Eudipleura (n. pl.) The fundamental forms of organic life, that are composed of two equal and symmetrical halves.

Eudoxian (n.) A follower of Eudoxius, patriarch of Antioch and Constantinople in the 4th century, and a celebrated defender of the doctrines of Arius.

Euganoidei (n. pl.) A group which includes the bony ganoids, as the gar pikes.

Euge (n.) Applause.

Eugenia (n.) A genus of myrtaceous plants, mostly of tropical countries, and including several aromatic trees and shrubs, among which are the trees which produce allspice and cloves of commerce.

Eugenic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cloves; as, eugenic acid.

Eugenic (a.) Well-born; of high birth.

Eugenics (n.) The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.

Eugenin (n.) A colorless, crystalline substance extracted from oil of cloves; -- called also clove camphor.

Eugenol (n.) A colorless, aromatic, liquid hydrocarbon, C10H12O2 resembling the phenols, and hence also called eugenic acid. It is found in the oils of pimento and cloves.

Eugeny () Nobleness of birth.

Eugetic (a.) Alt. of Eugetinic

Eugetinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, eugenol; as, eugetic acid.

Eugh (n.) The yew.

Eugubian (a.) Alt. of Eugubine

Eugubine (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient town of Eugubium (now Gubbio); as, the Eugubine tablets, or tables, or inscriptions.

Euharmonic (a.) Producing mathematically perfect harmony or concord; sweetly or perfectly harmonious.

Euhemerism (n.) The theory, held by Euhemerus, that the gods of mythology were but deified mortals, and their deeds only the amplification in imagination of human acts.

Euhemerist (n.) One who advocates euhemerism.

Euhemeristic (a.) Of or pertaining to euhemerism.

Euhemerize (v. t.) To interpret (mythology) on the theory of euhemerism.

Euisopoda () A group which includes the typical Isopoda.

Eulachon (n.) The candlefish. [Written also oulachan, oolacan, and ulikon.] See Candlefish.

Eulerian (a.) Pertaining to Euler, a German mathematician of the 18th century.

Eulogic (a.) Alt. of Eulogical

Eulogical (a.) Bestowing praise of eulogy; commendatory; eulogistic.

Eulogist (n.) One who eulogizes or praises; panegyrist; encomiast.

Eulogistic (a.) Alt. of Eulogistical

Eulogistical (a.) Of or pertaining to eulogy; characterized by eulogy; bestowing praise; panegyrical; commendatory; laudatory; as, eulogistic speech or discourse.

Eulogiums (pl. ) of Eulogium

Eulogium (n.) A formal eulogy.

Eulogized (imp. & p. p.) of Eulogize

Eulogizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eulogize

Eulogize (v. t.) To speak or write in commendation of (another); to extol in speech or writing; to praise.

Eulogies (pl. ) of Eulogy

Eulogy (n.) A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth.

Eulytite (n.) A mineral, consisting chiefly of the silicate of bismuth, found at Freiberg; -- called also culytine.

Eumenides (n. pl.) A euphemistic name for the Furies of Erinyes.

Eumolpus (n.) A genus of small beetles, one species of which (E. viti) is very injurious to the vines in the wine countries of Europe.

Eunomian (n.) A follower of Eunomius, bishop of Cyzicus (4th century A. D.), who held that Christ was not God but a created being, having a nature different from that of the Father.

Eunomian (a.) Of or pertaining to Eunomius or his doctrine.

Eunomy (n.) Equal law, or a well-adjusted constitution of government.

Eunuch (n.) A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank.

Eunuch (v. t.) Alt. of Eunuchate

Eunuchate (v. t.) To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man.

Eunuchism (n.) The state of being eunuch.

Euonymin (n.) A principle or mixture of principles derived from Euonymus atropurpureus, or spindle tree.

Euonymus (n.) A genus of small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.

Euornithes (n. pl.) The division of Aves which includes all the typical birds, or all living birds except the penguins and birds of ostrichlike form.

Euosmitte (n.) A fossil resin, so called from its strong, peculiar, pleasant odor.

Eupathy (n.) Right feeling.

Eupatorin Eupatorine (n.) A principle or mixture of principles extracted from various species of Eupatorium.

Eupatorium (n.) A genus of perennial, composite herbs including hemp agrimony, boneset, throughwort, etc.

Eupatrid (n.) One well born, or of noble birth.

Eupepsia (n.) Alt. of Eupepsy

Eupepsy (n.) Soundness of the nutritive or digestive organs; good concoction or digestion; -- opposed to dyspepsia.

Eupeptic (a.) Of or pertaining to good digestion; easy of digestion; having a good digestion; as, eupeptic food; an eupeptic man.

Euphemism (n.) A figure in which a harts or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.

Euphemistic (a.) Alt. of Euphemistical

Euphemistical (a.) Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression.

Euphemized (imp. & p. p.) of Euphemize

Euphemizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Euphemize

Euphemize (v. t. & i.) To express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic expressions.

Euphoniad (n.) An instrument in which are combined the characteristic tones of the organ and various other instruments.

Euphonic (a.) Alt. of Euphonical

Euphonical (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, euphony; agreeable in sound; pleasing to the ear; euphonious; as, a euphonic expression; euphonical orthography.

Euphonicon (n.) A kind of upright piano.

Euphonious (a.) Pleasing or sweet in sound; euphonic; smooth-sounding.

Euphonism (n.) An agreeable combination of sounds; euphony.

Euphonium (n.) A bass instrument of the saxhorn family.

Euphonize (v. t.) To make euphonic.

Euphonon (n.) An instrument resembling the organ in tine and the upright piano in form. It is characterized by great strength and sweetness of tone.

Euphonous (n.) Euphonious.

Euphonies (pl. ) of Euphony

Euphony (n.) A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.

Euphorbia (n.) Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid, milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic products.

Euphorbiaceous (a.) Alt. of Euphorbial

Euphorbial (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia family.

Euphorbin Euphorbine (n.) A principle, or mixture of principles, derived from various species of Euphorbia.

Euphorbium (n.) An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifrea. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.

Euphotide (n.) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; -- sometimes called gabbro.

Euphrasy (n.) The plant eyesight (euphrasia officionalis), formerly regarded as beneficial in disorders of the eyes.

Euphroe (n.) A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up.

Euphuism (n.) An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.

Euphuist (n.) One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.

Euphuistic (a.) Belonging to the euphuists, or euphuism; affectedly refined.

Euphuize (v. t.) To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.

Eupione (n.) A limpid, oily liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of various vegetable and animal substances; -- specifically, an oil consisting largely of the higher hydrocarbons of the paraffin series.

Eupittone (n.) A yellow, crystalline substance, resembling aurin, and obtained by the oxidation of pittacal; -- called also eupittonic acid.

Eupittonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, eupittone.

Euplastic (a.) Having the capacity of becoming organizable in a high degree, as the matter forming the false membranes which sometimes result from acute inflammation in a healthy person.

Euplastic (n.) Organizable substance by which the tissues of an animal body are renewed.

Euplectella (n.) A genus of elegant, glassy sponges, consisting of interwoven siliceous fibers, and growing in the form of a cornucopia; -- called also Venus's flower-basket.

Euplexoptera (n. pl.) An order of insects, including the earwig. The anterior wings are short, in the form of elytra, while the posterior wings fold up beneath them. See Earwig.

Eupnaea (n.) Normal breathing where arterialization of the blood is normal, in distinction from dyspnaea, in which the blood is insufficiently arterialized.

Eupryion (n.) A contrivance for obtaining a light instantaneous, as a lucifer match.

Eurasian (n.) A child of a European parent on the one side and an Asiatic on the other.

Eurasian (n.) One born of European parents in Asia.

Eurasian (a.) Of European and Asiatic descent; of or pertaining to both Europe and Asia; as, the great Eurasian plain.

Eurasiatio (a.) Of or pertaining to the continents of Europe and Asia combined.

Eureka () The exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out "Eureka! eureka!" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery.

Eurhipidurous (a.) Having a fanlike tail; belonging to the Eurhipidurae, a division of Aves which includes all living birds.

Euripize (v. t.) To whirl hither and thither.

Euripus (n.) A strait; a narrow tract of water, where the tide, or a current, flows and reflows with violence, as the ancient fright of this name between Eubaea and Baeotia. Hence, a flux and reflux.

Euritte (n.) A compact feldspathic rock; felsite. See Felsite.

Euritic (a.) Of or pelating to eurite.

Euroclydon (n.) A tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean. See Levanter.

European (a.) Of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants.

European (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Europe.

Europeanize (v. t.) To cause to become like the Europeans in manners or character; to habituate or accustom to European usages.

Eurus (n.) The east wind.

Euryale (n.) A genus of water lilies, growing in India and China. The only species (E. ferox) is very prickly on the peduncles and calyx. The rootstocks and seeds are used as food.

Euryale (n.) A genus of ophiurans with much-branched arms.

Euryalida (n. pl.) A tribe of Ophiuroidea, including the genera Euryale, Astrophyton, etc. They generally have the arms branched. See Astrophyton.

Eurycerous (a.) Having broad horns.

Eurypteroid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Euryperus.

Eurypteroidea (n. pl.) An extinct order of Merostomata, of which the genus Eurypterus is the type. They are found only in Paleozoic rocks.

Eurypterus (n.) A genus of extinct Merostomata, found in Silurian rocks. Some of the species are more than three feet long.

Eurythmy (n.) Just or harmonious proportion or movement, as in the composition of a poem, an edifice, a painting, or a statue.

Eurythmy (n.) Regularly of the pulse.

Eusebian (n.) A follower of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, who was a friend and protector of Arius.

Eustachian (a.) Discovered by Eustachius.

Eustachian (a.) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter.

Eustyle (n.) See Intercolumnlation.

Eutaxy (n.) Good or established order or arrangement.

Euterpe () The Muse who presided over music.

Euterpe () A genus of palms, some species of which are elegant trees.

Euterpean (a.) Of or pertaining to Euterpe or to music.

Euthanasia (n.) An easy death; a mode of dying to be desired.

Euthanasy (n.) Same as Euthanasia.

Euthiochroic (a.) Pertaining to, or denoting, an acid so called.

Euthyneura (n. pl.) A large division of gastropod molluske, including the Pulmonifera and Opisthobranchiata.

Eutrophy (n.) Healthy nutrition; soundless as regards the nutritive functions.

Eutychian (n.) A follower of Eutyches [5th century], who held that the divine and the human in the person of Christ were blended together as to constitute but one nature; a monophysite; -- opposed to Nestorian.

Eutychianism (n.) The doctrine of Eutyches and his followers.

Euxanthic (a.) Having a yellow color; pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, euxanthin.

Euxanthin (n.) A yellow pigment imported from India and China. It has a strong odor, and is said to be obtained from the urine of herbivorous animals when fed on the mango. It consists if a magnesium salt of euxanthic acid. Called also puri, purree, and Indian yellow.

Euxenite (n.) A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals.

Fuage (n.) Same as Fumage.

Fuar (n.) Same as Feuar.

Fub (n.) Alt. of Fubs

Fubs (n.) A plump young person or child.

Fub (v. t.) To put off by trickery; to cheat.

Fubbery (n.) Cheating; deception.

Fubby (a.) Alt. of Fubsy

Fubsy (a.) Plump; chubby; short and stuffy; as a fubsy sofa.

Fucate (a.) Alt. of Fucated

Fucated (a.) Painted; disguised with paint, or with false show.

Fuchs (n.) A student of the first year.

Fuchsias (pl. ) of Fuchsia

Fuchslae (pl. ) of Fuchsia

Fuchsia (n.) A genus of flowering plants having elegant drooping flowers, with four sepals, four petals, eight stamens, and a single pistil. They are natives of Mexico and South America. Double-flowered varieties are now common in cultivation.

Fuchsine (n.) Aniline red; an artificial coal-tar dyestuff, of a metallic green color superficially, resembling cantharides, but when dissolved forming a brilliant dark red. It consists of a hydrochloride or acetate of rosaniline. See Rosaniline.

Fucivorous (a.) Eating fucus or other seaweeds.

Fucoid (a.) Properly, belonging to an order of alga: (Fucoideae) which are blackish in color, and produce oospores which are not fertilized until they have escaped from the conceptacle. The common rockweeds and the gulfweed (Sargassum) are fucoid in character.

Fucoid (a.) In a vague sense, resembling seaweeds, or of the nature of seaweeds.

Fucoid (n.) A plant, whether recent or fossil, which resembles a seaweed. See Fucoid, a.

Fucoidal (a.) Fucoid.

Fucoidal (a.) Containing impressions of fossil fucoids or seaweeds; as, fucoidal sandstone.

Fuci (pl. ) of Fucus

Fucus (n.) A paint; a dye; also, false show.

Fucus (n.) A genus of tough, leathery seaweeds, usually of a dull brownish green color; rockweed.

Fucusol (n.) An oily liquid, resembling, and possibly identical with, furfurol, and obtained from fucus, and other seaweeds.

Fud (n.) The tail of a hare, coney, etc.

Fud (n.) Woolen waste, for mixing with mungo and shoddy.

Fudder (n.) See Fodder, a weight.

Fuddled (imp. & p. p.,) of Fuddle

Fuddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fuddle

Fuddle (v. t.) To make foolish by drink; to cause to become intoxicated.

Fuddle (v. i.) To drink to excess.

Fuddler (n.) A drunkard.

Fudge (n.) A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an exclamation of contempt.

Fudged (imp. & p. p.) of Fudge

Fudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fudge

Fudge (v. t.) To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate.

Fudge (v. t.) To foist; to interpolate.

Fudge wheel () A tool for ornamenting the edge of a sole.

Fuegian (a.) Of or pertaining to Terra del Fuego.

Fuegian (n.) A native of Terra del Fuego.

Fuel (n.) Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc.

Fuel (n.) Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.

Fuel (v. t.) To feed with fuel.

Fuel (v. t.) To store or furnish with fuel or firing.

Fueler (n.) One who, or that which, supplies fuel.

Fuero (n.) A code; a charter; a grant of privileges.

Fuero (n.) A custom having the force of law.

Fuero (n.) A declaration by a magistrate.

Fuero (n.) A place where justice is administered.

Fuero (n.) The jurisdiction of a tribunal.

Fuff (v. t. & i.) To puff.

Fuffy (a.) Light; puffy.

Fuga (n.) A fugue.

Fugacious (a.) Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.

Fugacious (a.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual.

Fugaciousness (n.) Fugacity.

Fugacity (a.) The quality of being fugacious; fugaclousness; volatility; as, fugacity of spirits.

Fugacity (a.) Uncertainty; instability.

Fugacy (n.) Banishment.

Fugato (a.) in the gugue style, but not strictly like a fugue.

Fugato (n.) A composition resembling a fugue.

Fugh (interj.) An exclamation of disgust; foh; faugh.

Fughetta (n.) a short, condensed fugue.

Fugitive (a.) Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor.

Fugitive (a.) Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea.

Fugitive (n.) One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.

Fugitive (n.) Something hard to be caught or detained.

Fugitively (adv.) In a fugitive manner.

Fugitiveness (n.) The quality or condition of being fugitive; evanescence; volatility; fugacity; instability.

Fugle (v. i.) To maneuver; to move hither and thither.

Fuglemen (pl. ) of Fugleman

Fugleman (n.) A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing.

Fugleman (n.) Hence, one who leads the way.

Fugue (n.) A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.

Fuguist (n.) A musician who composes or performs fugues.

-ful (a.) A suffix signifying full of, abounding with; as, boastful, harmful, woeful.

Fulahs (n. pl.) Alt. of Foolahs

Foolahs (n. pl.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs, Foulahs, and Fellani. Fulah is also used adjectively; as, Fulah empire, tribes, language.

Fulbe (n.) Same as Fulahs.

Fuldble (a.) Capable of being propped up.

Fulciment (n.) A prop; a fulcrum.

Fulcra (n. pl.) See Fulcrum.

Fulcrate (a.) Propped; supported by accessory organs.

Fulcrate (a.) Furnished with fulcrums.

Fulcra (pl. ) of Fulcrum

Fulcrums (pl. ) of Fulcrum

Fulcrum (n.) A prop or support.

Fulcrum (n.) That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body.

Fulcrum (n.) An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like.

Fulcrum (n.) The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects.

Fulcrum (n.) One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes.

Fulcrum (n.) The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye.

Fulfilled (imp. & p. p.) of Fulfill

Fulfilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fulfill

Fulfill (v. t.) To fill up; to make full or complete.

Fulfill (v. t.) To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate.

Fulfiller (n.) One who fulfills.

Fulfillment (n.) The act of fulfilling; accomplishment; completion; as, the fulfillment of prophecy.

Fulfillment (n.) Execution; performance; as, the fulfillment of a promise.

Fulgency (n.) Brightness; splendor; glitter; effulgence.

Fulgent (a.) Exquisitely bright; shining; dazzling; effulgent.

Fulgently (adv.) Dazzlingly; glitteringly.

Fulgid (a.) Shining; glittering; dazzling.

Fulgidity (n.) Splendor; resplendence; effulgence.

Fulgor (n.) Dazzling brightness; splendor.

Fulgurant (a.) Lightening.

Fulgurata (n.) A spectro-electric tube in which the decomposition of a liquid by the passage of an electric spark is observed.

Fulgurate (v. i.) To flash as lightning.

Fulgurating (a.) Resembling lightning; -- used to describe intense lancinating pains accompanying locomotor ataxy.

Fulguration (n.) The act of lightening.

Fulguration (n.) The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface; -- also called blick.

Fulgurite (n.) A vitrified sand tube produced by the striking of lightning on sand; a lightning tube; also, the portion of rock surface fused by a lightning discharge.

Fulgury (n.) Lightning.

Fulham (n.) A false die.

Fuliginosity (n.) The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness; matter deposited by smoke.

Fuliginous (a.) Pertaining to soot; sooty; dark; dusky.

Fuliginous (a.) Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke.

Fuliginously (adv.) In a smoky manner.

Fulimart (n.) Same as Foumart.

Full (Compar.) Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people.

Full (Compar.) Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in. quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture.

Full (Compar.) Not wanting in any essential quality; complete, entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon.

Full (Compar.) Sated; surfeited.

Full (Compar.) Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information.

Full (Compar.) Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project.

Full (Compar.) Filled with emotions.

Full (Compar.) Impregnated; made pregnant.

Full (n.) Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.

Full (adv.) Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.

Full (v. i.) To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.

Fulled (imp. & p. p.) of Full

Fulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Full

Full (n.) To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.

Full (v. i.) To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.

Fullage (n.) The money or price paid for fulling or cleansing cloth.

Fullam (n.) A false die. See Fulham.

Full-blooded (a.) Having a full supply of blood.

Full-blooded (a.) Of pure blood; thoroughbred; as, a full-blooded horse.

Full-bloomed (a.) Like a perfect blossom.

Full-blown (a.) Fully expanded, as a blossom; as, a full-bloun rose.

Full-blown (a.) Fully distended with wind, as a sail.

Full-bottomed (a.) Full and large at the bottom, as wigs worn by certain civil officers in Great Britain.

Full-bottomed (a.) Of great capacity below the water line.

Full-butt (adv.) With direct and violentop position; with sudden collision.

Full-drive (adv.) With full speed.

Fuller (v. t.) One whose occupation is to full cloth.

Fuller (a.) A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.

Fuller (v. t.) To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.

Fulleries (pl. ) of Fullery

Fullery (n.) The place or the works where the fulling of cloth is carried on.

Full-formed (a.) Full in form or shape; rounded out with flesh.

Full-grown (a.) Having reached the limits of growth; mature.

Full-hearted (a.) Full of courage or confidence.

Full-hot (a.) Very fiery.

Fulling (n.) The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.

Full-manned (a.) Completely furnished wiith men, as a ship.

Fullmart (n.) See Foumart.

Fullness (n.) The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness.

Fullonical (a.) Pertaining to a fuller of cloth.

Full-orbed (a.) Having the orb or disk complete or fully illuminated; like the full moon.

Full-sailed (a.) Having all its sails set,; hence, without restriction or reservation.

Full-winged (a.) Having large and strong or complete wings.

Full-winged (a.) Beady for flight; eager.

Fully (adv.) In a full manner or degree; completely; entirely; without lack or defect; adequately; satisfactorily; as, to be fully persuaded of the truth of a proposition.

Fulmar (n.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family procellariidae, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (called also fulmar petrel, malduck, and mollemock), and the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea).

Fulminant (a.) Thundering; fulminating.

Fulminated (imp. & p. p.) of Fulminate

Fulminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fulminate

Fulminate (v. i.) To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.

Fulminate (v. i.) To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.

Fulminate (v. t.) To cause to explode.

Fulminate (v. t.) To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; -- said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority.

Fulminate (v. i.) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic.

Fulminate (v. i.) A fulminating powder.

Fulminating (a.) Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner.

Fulminating (a.) Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures.

Fulmination (n.) The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.

Fulmination (n.) The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.

Fulmination (n.) That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

Fulminatory (a.) Thundering; striking terror.

Fulmine (v.) To thunder.

Fulmine (v. t.) To shoot; to dart like lightning; to fulminate; to utter with authority or vehemence.

Fulmineous (a.) Of, or concerning thunder.

Fulmiaic (a.) Pertaining to fulmination; detonating; specifically (Chem.), pertaining to, derived from, or denoting, an acid, so called; as, fulminic acid.

Fulminuric (a.) Pertaining to fulminic and cyanuric acids, and designating an acid so called.

Falness (n.) See Fullness.

Fulsamic (a.) Fulsome.

Fulsome (a.) Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled.

Fulsome (a.) Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.

Fulsome (a.) Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity.

Fulvid (a.) Fulvous.

Fulvous (a.) Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown.

Fum (v. i.) To play upon a fiddle.

Fumacious (a.) Smoky; hence, fond of smoking; addicted to smoking tobacco.

Fumades (pl. ) of Fumado

Fumadoes (pl. ) of Fumado

Fumade (v. i.) Alt. of Fumado

Fumado (v. i.) A salted and smoked fish, as the pilchard.

Fumage (n.) Hearth money.

Fumarate (n.) A salt of fumaric acid.

Fumaric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory (Fumaria officinalis).

Fumarine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from fumitory, as a white crystalline substance.

Fumarole (n.) A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which fumes issue.

Fumatory (n.) See Fumitory.

Fumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Fumble

Fumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fumble

Fumble (v. i.) To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.

Fumble (v. i.) To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.

Fumble (v. i.) To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.

Fumble (v. t.) To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.

Fumbler (n.) One who fumbles.

Fumblingly (adv.) In the manner of one who fumbles.

Fume (n.) Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.

Fume (n.) Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion.

Fume (n.) Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.

Fume (n.) The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.

Fumed (imp. & p. p.) of Fume

Fuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fume

Fume (n.) To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.

Fume (n.) To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.

Fume (n.) To pass off in fumes or vapors.

Fume (n.) To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.

Fume (v. t.) To expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors, smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a room.

Fume (v. t.) To praise inordinately; to flatter.

Fume (v. t.) To throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.

Fumeless (a.) Free from fumes.

Fumer (n.) One that fumes.

Fumer (n.) One who makes or uses perfumes.

Fumerell (n.) See Femerell.

Fumet (n.) The dung of deer.

Fumet (n.) Alt. of Fumette

Fumette (n.) The stench or high flavor of game or other meat when kept long.

Fumetere (n.) Fumitory.

Fumid (a.) Smoky; vaporous.

Fumidity (n.) Alt. of Fumidness

Fumidness (n.) The state of being fumid; smokiness.

Fumiferous (a.) Producing smoke.

Fumifugist (n.) One who, or that which, drives away smoke or fumes.

Fumify (v. t.) To subject to the action of smoke.

Fumigant (a.) Fuming.

Fumigated (imp. & p. p.) of Fumigate

Fumigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fumigate

Fumigate (n.) To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.

Fumigate (n.) To smoke; to perfume.

Fumigation (n.) The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.

Fumigation (n.) Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.

Fumigator (n.) One who, or that which, fumigates; an apparattus for fumigating.

Fumigatory (a.) Having the quality of purifying by smoke.

Fumlly (adv.) Smokily; with fume.

Fuming (a.) Producing fumes, or vapors.

Fumingly (adv.) In a fuming manner; angrily.

Famish (a.) Smoky; hot; choleric.

Fumishness (n.) Choler; fretfulness; passion.

Fumitez (n.) Fumitory.

Fumitory (n.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with finely dissected leaves and small flowers in dense racemes or spikes. F. officinalis is a common species, and was formerly used as an antiscorbutic.

Fummel (n.) A hinny.

Fumosity (n.) The fumes of drink.

Fumous (a.) Producing smoke; smoky.

Fumous (a.) Producing fumes; full of fumes.

Fumy (a.) Producing fumes; fumous.

Fun (n.) Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement.

Funambulate (v. i.) To walk or to dance on a rope.

Funambulation (n.) Ropedancing.

Funambulatory (a.) Performing like a ropedancer.

Funambulatory (a.) Narrow, like the walk of a ropedancer.

Funambulist (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.

Funambulo (n.) Alt. of Funambulus

Funambulus (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.

Function (n.) The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; per formance.

Function (n.) The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.

Function (n.) The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.

Function (n.) The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.

Function (n.) A quantity so connected with another quantity, that if any alteration be made in the latter there will be a consequent alteration in the former. Each quantity is said to be a function of the other. Thus, the circumference of a circle is a function of the diameter. If x be a symbol to which different numerical values can be assigned, such expressions as x2, 3x, Log. x, and Sin. x, are all functions of x.

Function (v. i.) Alt. of Functionate

Functionate (v. i.) To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business.

Functional (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.

Functional (a.) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general.

Functionalize (v. t.) To assign to some function or office.

Functionally (adv.) In a functional manner; as regards normal or appropriate activity.

Functionaries (pl. ) of Functionary

Functionary (n.) One charged with the performance of a function or office; as, a public functionary; secular functionaries.

Functionless (a.) Destitute of function, or of an appropriate organ. Darwin.

Fund (n.) An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence.

Fund (n.) A stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc.

Fund (n.) The stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; -- called also public funds.

Fund (n.) An invested sum, whose income is devoted to a specific object; as, the fund of an ecclesiastical society; a fund for the maintenance of lectures or poor students; also, money systematically collected to meet the expenses of some permanent object.

Fund (n.) A store laid up, from which one may draw at pleasure; a supply; a full provision of resources; as, a fund of wisdom or good sense.

Funded (imp. & p. p.) of Fund

Funding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fund

Fund (v. t.) To provide and appropriate a fund or permanent revenue for the payment of the interest of; to make permanent provision of resources (as by a pledge of revenue from customs) for discharging the interest of or principal of; as, to fund government notes.

Fund (v. t.) To place in a fund, as money.

Fund (v. t.) To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt.

Fundable (a.) Capable of being funded, or converted into a fund; convertible into bonds.

Fundament (n.) Foundation.

Fundament (n.) The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks; specifically (Anat.), the anus.

Fundamental (a.) Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom.

Fundamental (n.) A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Fundamentally (adv.) Primarily; originally; essentially; radically; at the foundation; in origin or constituents.

Funded (a.) Existing in the form of bonds bearing regular interest; as, funded debt.

Funded (a.) Invested in public funds; as, funded money.

Fundholder (a.) One who has money invested in the public funds.

Funding (a.) Providing a fund for the payment of the interest or principal of a debt.

Funding (a.) Investing in the public funds.

Funuless (a.) Destitute of funds.

Fundus (n.) The bottom or base of any hollow organ; as, the fundus of the bladder; the fundus of the eye.

Funebrial (a.) Pertaining to a funeral or funerals; funeral; funereal.

Funebrious (a.) Funebrial.

Funeral (n.) The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.

Funeral (n.) The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.

Funeral (n.) A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.

Funeral (n.) Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.

Funerate (v. t.) To bury with funeral rites.

Funeration (n.) The act of burying with funeral rites.

Funereal (a.) Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial; solemn. Hence: Dark; dismal; mournful.

Funest (a.) Lamentable; doleful.

Fungal (a.) Of or pertaining to fungi.

Fungate (n.) A salt of fungic acid.

Funge (n.) A blockhead; a dolt; a fool.

Fungi (n. pl.) See Fungus.

Fungia (n.) A genus of simple, stony corals; -- so called because they are usually flat and circular, with radiating plates, like the gills of a mushroom. Some of them are eighteen inches in diameter.

Fungian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Fungidae, a family of stony corals.

Fungian (n.) One of the Fungidae.

Fungibles (n. pl.) Things which may be furnished or restored in kind, as distinguished from specific things; -- called also fungible things.

Fungibles (n. pl.) Movable goods which may be valued by weight or measure, in contradistinction from those which must be judged of individually.

Fungic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, mushrooms; as, fungic acid.

Fungicide (n.) Anything that kills fungi.

Fungiform (a.) Shaped like a fungus or mushroom.

Fungilliform (a.) Shaped like a small fungus.

Fungin (n.) A name formerly given to cellulose found in certain fungi and mushrooms.

Fungite (n.) A fossil coral resembling Fungia.

Fungivorous (a.) Eating fungi; -- said of certain insects and snails.

Fungoid (a.) Like a fungus; fungous; spongy.

Fungologist (n.) A mycologist.

Fungology (n.) Mycology.

Fungosity (n.) The quality of that which is fungous; fungous excrescence.

Fungous (a.) Of the nature of fungi; spongy.

Fungous (a.) Growing suddenly, but not substantial or durable.

Fungi (pl. ) of Fungus

Funguses (pl. ) of Fungus

Fungus (n.) Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each.

Fungus (n.) A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.

Funic (a.) Funicular.

Funicle (n.) A small cord, ligature, or fiber.

Funicle (n.) The little stalk that attaches a seed to the placenta.

Funicular (a.) Consisting of a small cord or fiber.

Funicular (a.) Dependent on the tension of a cord.

Funicular (a.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a funiculus, or funiculi; as, a funicular ligament.

Funiculate (a.) Forming a narrow ridge.

Funiculi (pl. ) of Funiculus

Funiculus (n.) A cord, baud, or bundle of fibers; esp., one of the small bundles of fibers, of which large nerves are made up; applied also to different bands of white matter in the brain and spinal cord.

Funiculus (n.) A short cord which connects the embryo of some myriapods with the amnion.

Funiculus (n.) In Bryozoa, an organ extending back from the stomach. See Bryozoa, and Phylactolema.

Funiliform (a.) Resembling a cord in toughness and flexibility, as the roots of some endogenous trees.

Funis (n.) A cord; specifically, the umbilical cord or navel string.

Funk (n.) An offensive smell; a stench.

Funk (v. t.) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.

Funk (v. i.) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.

Funk (v. i.) To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice.

Funk (n.) Alt. of Funking

Funking (n.) A shrinking back through fear.

Funky (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.

Funnel (v. t.) A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids into a close vessel; a tunnel.

Funnel (v. t.) A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like.

Funnelform (a.) Having the form of a funnel, or tunnel; that is, expanding gradually from the bottom upward, as the corolla of some flowers; infundibuliform.

Funny (superl.) Droll; comical; amusing; laughable.

Funnies (pl. ) of Funny

Funny (n.) A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.

Fur (n.) The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.

Fur (n.) The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.

Fur (n.) Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.

Fur (n.) Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).

Fur (n.) Any coating considered as resembling fur

Fur (n.) A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.

Fur (n.) The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.

Fur (n.) The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.

Fur (n.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.

Fur (a.) Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.

Furred (imp. & p. p.) of Fur

Furring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fur

Fur (v. t.) To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes.

Fur (v. t.) To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.

Fur (v. t.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.

Furacious (a.) Given to theft; thievish.

Furacity (n.) Addictedness to theft; thievishness.

Furbelow (n.) A plaited or gathered flounce on a woman's garment.

Furbelowed (imp. & p. p.) of Furhelow

Furbelowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furhelow

Furhelow (v. t.) To put a furbelow on; to ornament.

Furbished (imp. & p. p.) of Furbish

Furbishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furbish

Furbish (v. t.) To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to furbish a sword or spear.

Furbishable (a.) Capable of being furbished.

Furbisher (n.) One who furbishes; esp., a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons.

Furcate (a.) Alt. of Furcated

Furcated (a.) Forked; branching like a fork; as, furcate twigs.

Furcation (n.) A branching like a. fork.

Furciferous (a.) Rascally; scandalous.

Furcula (n.) A forked process; the wishbone or furculum.

Furcular (a.) Shaped like a fork; furcate.

Furculum (n.) The wishbone or merrythought of birds, formed by the united clavicles.

Furdle (v. t.) To draw up into a bundle; to roll up.

Furfur (n.) Scurf; dandruff.

Furfuraceous (a.) Made of bran; like bran; scurfy.

Furfuran (n.) A colorless, oily substance, C4H4O, obtained by distilling certain organic substances, as pine wood, salts of pyromucic acid, etc.; -- called also tetraphenol.

Furfuration (n.) Falling of scurf from the head; desquamation.

Furfurine (n.) A white, crystalline base, obtained indirectly from furfurol.

Furfurol (n.) A colorless oily liquid, C4H3O.CHO, of a pleasant odor, obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc., and regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran; -- called also furfural.

Furfurous (a.) Made of bran; furfuraceous.

Furial (a.) Furious; raging; tormenting.

Furibundal (a.) Full of rage.

Furies (n. pl.) See Fury, 3.

Furile (n.) A yellow, crystalline substance, (C4H3O)2.C2O2, obtained by the oxidation of furoin.

Furilic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, furile; as, furilic acid.

Furioso (a. & adv.) With great force or vigor; vehemently.

Furious (a.) Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent; as, a furious animal.

Furious (a.) Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence; as, a furious stream; a furious wind or storm.

Furld (imp. & p. p.) of Furl

Furling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furl

Furl (v. t.) To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or line. Totten.

Furlong (a.) A measure of length; the eighth part of a mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards.

Furlough (a.) Leave of abserice; especially, leave given to an offcer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence.

Furloughed (imp. & p. p.) of Furlough

Furloughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furlough

Furlough (v. t.) To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier.

Furmonty (n.) Alt. of Furmity

Furmity (n.) Same as Frumenty.

Furnace (n.) An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc.

Furnace (n.) A place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline.

Furnace (n.) To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace.

Furniment (n.) Furniture.

Furnished (imp. & p. p.) of Furnish

Furnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furnish

Furnish (v. t.) To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.

Furnish (v. t.) To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense.

Furnish (n.) That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.

Furnisher (n.) One who supplies or fits out.

Furnishment (n.) The act of furnishing, or of supplying furniture; also, furniture.

Furniture (v. t.) That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.

Furniture (v. t.) Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.

Furniture (v. t.) The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc.

Furniture (v. t.) The masts and rigging of a ship.

Furniture (v. t.) The mountings of a gun.

Furniture (v. t.) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings.

Furniture (v. t.) Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the form in its place in the chase.

Furniture (v. t.) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.

Furoin (n.) A colorless, crystalline substance, C10H8O4, from furfurol.

Furore (n.) Excitement; commotion; enthusiasm.

Furrier (n.) A dealer in furs; one who makes or sells fur goods.

Furriery (n.) Furs, in general.

Furriery (n.) The business of a furrier; trade in furs.

Furring (n.) The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air space, by means of strips of board or of larger pieces. See Fur, v. t., 3.

Furring (v. t.) The strips thus laid on.

Furring (v. t.) Double planking of a ship's side.

Furring (v. t.) A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.

Furrow (n.) A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.

Furrow (n.) Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.

Furrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Furrow

Furrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furrow

Furrow (n.) To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.

Furrow (n.) To mark with channels or with wrinkles.

Furrowy (a.) Furrowed.

Furry (a.) Covered with fur; dressed in fur.

Furry (a.) Consisting of fur; as, furry spoils.

Furry (a.) Resembling fur.

Further (adv.) To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.

Further (superl.) More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.

Further (superl.) Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest.

Furthered (imp. & p. p.) of Further

Furthering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Further

Further (adv.) To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.

Furtherance (n.) The act of furthering or helping forward; promotion; advancement; progress.

Fartherer (n.) One who furthers. or helps to advance; a promoter.

Furthermore (adv.) or conj. Moreover; besides; in addition to what has been said.

Furthermost (a.) Most remote; furthest.

Furthersome (a.) Tending to further, advance, or promote; helpful; advantageous.

Furthest (a.) superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See Further, a.

Furthest (adv.) At the greatest distance; farthest.

Furtive (a.) Stolen; obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy; as, a furtive look.

Furtively (adv.) Stealthily by theft.

Furuncle (n.) A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil.

Faruncular (a.) Of or pertaining to a furuncle; marked by the presence of furuncles.

Fury (n.) A thief.

Furies (pl. ) of Fury

Fury (n.) Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.

Fury (n.) Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence.

Fury (n.) pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera; the Erinyes or Eumenides.

Fury (n.) One of the Parcae, or Fates, esp. Atropos.

Fury (n.) A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.

Furze (n.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europaeus), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.

Furzechat (n.) The whinchat; -- called also furzechuck.

Furzeling (n.) An English warbler (Melizophilus provincialis); -- called also furze wren, and Dartford warbler.

Furzen (a.) Furzy; gorsy.

Furzy (a. a.) bounding in, or overgrown with, furze; characterized by furze.

Fusain (n.) Fine charcoal of willow wood, used as a drawing implement.

Fusain (n.) A drawing made with it. See Charcoal, n. 2, and Charcoal drawing, under Charcoal.

Fusarole (n.) A molding generally placed under the echinus or quarter round of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture.

Fuscation (n.) A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation.

Fuscin (n.) A brown, nitrogenous pigment contained in the retinal epithelium; a variety of melanin.

Fuscine (n.) A dark-colored substance obtained from empyreumatic animal oil.

Fuscous (a.) Brown or grayish black; darkish.

Fused (imp. & p. p.) of Fuse

Fusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fuse

Fuse (v. t.) To liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt.

Fuse (v. t.) To unite or blend, as if melted together.

Fuse (v. i.) To be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.

Fuse (v. i.) To be blended, as if melted together.

Fuse (n.) A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; -- called also fuzee. See Fuze.

Fusee (n.) A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil.

Fusee (n.) A fuse. See Fuse, n.

Fusee (n.) A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.

Fusee (n.) A small packet of explosive material with wire appendages allowing it to be conveniently attached to a railroad track. It will explode with a loud report when run over by a train, and is used to provide a warning signal to the engineer.

Fusee (n.) The track of a buck.

Fusee (n.) The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.

Fusee (n.) A similar wheel used in other machinery.

Fusel () Alt. of Fusel oil

Fusel oil () A hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc.), as an undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the higher alcohols and compound ethers, but particularly of amyl alcohol; hence, specifically applied to amyl alcohol.

Fusibility (n.) The quality of being fusible.

Fusible (v. t.) CapabIe of being melted or liquefied.

Fusiform (a.) Shaped like a spindle; tapering at each end; as, a fusiform root; a fusiform cell.

Fusil (v. t.) Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.

Fusil (v. t.) Running or flowing, as a liquid.

Fusil (v. t.) Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded.

Fusil (n.) A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.

Fusil (n.) A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.

Fusile (a.) Same as Fusil, a.

Fusileer (n.) Alt. of Fusilier

Fusilier (n.) Formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural:

Fusilier (n.) A title now borne by some regiments and companies; as, "The Royal Fusiliers," etc.

Fusillade (n.) A simultaneous discharge of firearms.

Fusillader (imp. & p. p.) of Fusillade

Fusillading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fusillade

Fusillade (v. t.) To shoot down of shoot at by a simultaneous discharge of firearms.

Fusion (v. t.) The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.

Fusion (v. t.) The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.

Fusion (v. t.) The union or blending together of things, as, melted together.

Fusion (v. t.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.

Fusome (a.) Handy; reat; handsome; notable.

Fuss (n.) A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.

Fuss (n.) One who is unduly anxious about trifles.

Fussed (imp. & p. p.) of Fuss

Fussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fuss

Fuss (v. i.) To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado.

Fussily (adv.) In a fussy manner.

Fussiness (n.) The quality of being fussy.

Fussy (superl) Making a fuss; disposed to make an unnecessary ado about trifles; overnice; fidgety.

Fast (n.) The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.

Fust (n.) A strong, musty smell; mustiness.

Fust (v. i.) To become moldy; to smell ill.

Fusted (a.) Moldy; ill-smelling.

Fusteric (n.) The coloring matter of fustet.

Fustet (n.) The wood of the Rhus Cptinus or Venice sumach, a shrub of Southern Europe, which yields a fine orange color, which, however, is not durable without a mordant.

Fustian (n.) A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.

Fustian (n.) An inflated style of writing; a kind of writing in which high-sounding words are used,' above the dignity of the thoughts or subject; bombast.

Fustian (a.) Made of fustian.

Fustian (a.) Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history.

Fustianist (n.) A writer of fustian.

Fustic (n.) The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.

Fustigate (v. t.) To cudgel.

Fustigation (n.) A punishment by beating with a stick or club; cudgeling.

Fastilarian (n.) A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel.

Fustilug (n.) Alt. of Fustilugs

Fustilugs (n.) A gross, fat, unwieldy person.

Fusiness (n.) A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness.

Fusty (superl) Moldy; musty; ill-smelling; rank.

Fusty (superl) Moping.

Fussure (v. t.) Act of fusing; fusion.

Futchel (n.) The jaws between which the hinder end of a carriage tongue is inserted.

Futile (v. t.) Talkative; loquacious; tattling.

Futile (v. t.) Of no importance; answering no useful end; useless; vain; worthless.

Futilely (adv.) In a futile manner.

Futility (n.) The quality of being talkative; talkativeness; loquaciousness; loquacity.

Futility (n.) The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing; uselessness.

Futilous (a.) Futile; trifling.

Futtock (n.) One of the crooked timbers which are scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a vessel; one of the crooked transverse timbers passing across and over the keel.

Futurable (a.) Capable of being future; possible to occur.

Future (v. i.) That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the present.

Future (a.) Time to come; time subsequent to the present (as, the future shall be as the present); collectively, events that are to happen in time to come.

Future (a.) The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him.

Future (a.) A future tense.

Futureless (a.) Without prospect of betterment in the future.

Futurely (adv.) In time to come.

Futurist (n.) One whose chief interests are in what is to come; one who anxiously, eagerly, or confidently looks forward to the future; an expectant.

Futurist (n.) One who believes or maintains that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is to be in the future.

Futuritial (a.) Relating to what is to come; pertaining to futurity; future.

Futurition (n.) The state of being future; futurity.

Futurities (pl. ) of Futurity

Futurity (n.) State of being that is yet to come; future state.

Futurity (n.) Future time; time to come; the future.

Futurity (n.) Event to come; a future event.

Fuze (n.) A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.

Fuzz (v. t.) To make drunk.

Fuzz (n.) Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter.

Fuzz (v. i.) To fly off in minute particles.

Fuzzle (v. t.) To make drunk; to intoxicate; to fuddle.

Fuzzy (n.) Not firmly woven; that ravels.

Fuzzy (n.) Furnished with fuzz; having fuzz; like fuzz; as, the fuzzy skin of a peach.

Guacharo (n.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad (Steatornis Caripensis, or S. steatornis); -- called also oilbird.

Guachos (pl. ) of Guacho

Guacho (n.) One of the mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian) inhabitants of the pampas of South America; a mestizo.

Guacho (n.) An Indian who serves as a messenger.

Guaco (n.) A plant (Aristolochia anguicida) of Carthagena, used as an antidote to serpent bites.

Guaco (n.) The Mikania Guaco, of Brazil, used for the same purpose.

Guaiac (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, guaiacum.

Guaiac (n.) Guaiacum.

Guaiacum (n.) A genus of small, crooked trees, growing in tropical America.

Guaiacum (n.) The heart wood or the resin of the Guaiacum offinale or lignum-vitae, a large tree of the West Indies and Central America. It is much used in medicine.

Guan (n.) Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated.

Guana (n.) See Iguana.

Guanacos (pl. ) of Guanaco

Guanaco (n.) A South American mammal (Auchenia huanaco), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state.

Guanidine (n.) A strongly alkaline base, CN3H5, formed by the oxidation of guanin, and also obtained combined with methyl in the decomposition of creatin. Boiled with dilute sulphuric acid, it yields urea and ammonia.

Guaniferous (a.) Yielding guano.

Guanin (n.) A crystalline substance (C5H5N5O) contained in guano. It is also a constituent of the liver, pancreas, and other glands in mammals.

Guanos (pl. ) of Guano

Guano (n.) A substance found in great abundance on some coasts or islands frequented by sea fowls, and composed chiefly of their excrement. It is rich in phosphates and ammonia, and is used as a powerful fertilizer.

Guara (n.) The scarlet ibis. See Ibis.

Guara (n.) A large-maned wild dog of South America (Canis jubatus) -- named from its cry.

Guarana (n.) A preparation from the seeds of Paullinia sorbilis, a woody climber of Brazil, used in making an astringent drink, and also in the cure of headache.

Guaranine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from guarana. Same as Caffeine.

Guarantees (pl. ) of Guarantee

Guarantee (n.) In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty.

Guarantee (n.) One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor.

Guarantee (n.) The person to whom a guaranty is made; -- the correlative of guarantor.

guaranteed (imp. & p. p.) of Guarantee

Guaranteeing (p, pr. & vb. n.) of Guarantee

Guarantee (n.) In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or at all avents; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty.

Guarantor (n.) One who makes or gives a guaranty; a warrantor; a surety.

Guarantor (n.) One who engages to secure another in any right or possession.

Guaranies (pl. ) of Guaranty

Guaranty (n.) In law and common usage: An undertaking to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some contract or duty, of another, in case of the failure of such other to pay or perform; a guarantee; a warranty; a security.

Guarantied (imp. & p. p.) of Guaranty

Guarantying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guaranty

Guaranty (n.) In law and common usage: To undertake or engage that another person shall perform (what he has stipulated); to undertake to be answerable for (the debt or default of another); to engage to answer for the performance of (some promise or duty by another) in case of a failure by the latter to perform; to undertake to secure (something) to another, as in the case of a contingency. See Guarantee, v. t.

Guarded (imp. & p. p.) of Guard

Gurding (p. pr. &, vb. n.) of Guard

Guard (n.) To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.

Guard (n.) To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.

Guard (n.) To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.

Guard (n.) To fasten by binding; to gird.

Guard (v. i.) To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.

Guard (v. t.) One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.

Guard (v. t.) A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.

Guard (v. t.) One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.

Guard (v. t.) Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss

Guard (v. t.) That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.

Guard (v. t.) Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.

Guard (v. t.) A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress.

Guard (v. t.) A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel.

Guard (v. t.) An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision.

Guard (v. t.) A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger.

Guard (v. t.) An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled.

Guard (v. t.) A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.

Guard (v. t.) An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.

Guard (v. t.) Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.

Guard (v. t.) The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.

Guardable (v. t.) Capable of being guarded or protected.

Guardage (v. t.) Wardship

Guardant (v. t.) Acting as guardian.

Guardant (v. t.) Same as Gardant.

Guardant (n.) A guardian.

Guarded (a.) Cautious; wary; circumspect; as, he was guarded in his expressions; framed or uttered with caution; as, his expressions were guarded.

Guardenage (n.) Guardianship.

Guarder (n.) One who guards.

Guardfish (n.) The garfish.

Guardful (a.) Cautions; wary; watchful.

Guardhouse (n.) A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.

Guardian (v. t.) One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.

Guardian (v. t.) One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs.

Guardian (a.) Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.

Guardianage (n.) Guardianship.

Guardiance (n.) Guardianship.

Guardianess (n.) A female guardian.

Guardianless (a.) Without a guardian.

Guardianship (n.) The office, duty, or care, of a guardian; protection; care; watch.

Guardless (a.) Without a guard or defense; unguarded.

Guardroom (n.) The room occupied by the guard during its term of duty; also, a room where prisoners are confined.

Guards (n. pl.) A body of picked troops; as, "The Household Guards."

Guardship (n.) Care; protection.

Guardsmen (pl. ) of Guardsman

Guardsman (n.) One who guards; a guard.

Guardsman (n.) A member, either officer or private, of any military body called Guards.

Guarish (v. t.) To heal.

Guatemala grass () See Teosinte.

Guava (n.) A tropical tree, or its fruit, of the genus Psidium. Two varieties are well known, the P. pyriferum, or white guava, and P. pomiferum, or red guava. The fruit or berry is shaped like a pomegranate, but is much smaller. It is somewhat astringent, but makes a delicious jelly.

Gubernance (n.) Government.

Gubernate (v. t.) To govern.

Gubernation (n.) The act of governing; government

Gubernative (a.) Governing.

Gubernatorial (a.) Pertaining to a governor, or to government.

Gudgeon (n.) A small European freshwater fish (Gobio fluviatilis), allied to the carp. It is easily caught and often used for food and for bait. In America the killifishes or minnows are often called gudgeons.

Gudgeon (n.) What may be got without skill or merit.

Gudgeon (n.) A person easily duped or cheated.

Gudgeon (n.) The pin of iron fastened in the end of a wooden shaft or axle, on which it turns; formerly, any journal, or pivot, or bearing, as the pintle and eye of a hinge, but esp. the end journal of a horizontal.

Gudgeon (n.) A metal eye or socket attached to the sternpost to receive the pintle of the rudder.

Gudgeon (v. t.) To deprive fraudulently; to cheat; to dupe; to impose upon.

Gue (n.) A sharper; a rogue.

Gueber (n.) Alt. of Guebre

Guebre (n.) Same as Gheber.

Guelderrose' (n.) A cultivated variety of a species of Viburnum (V. Opulus), bearing large bunches of white flowers; -- called also snowball tree.

Guelph (n.) Alt. of Guelf

Guelf (n.) One of a faction in Germany and Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which supported the House of Guelph and the pope, and opposed the Ghibellines, or faction of the German emperors.

Guelphic (a.) Alt. of Guelfic

Guelfic (a.) Of or pertaining to the family or the faction of the Guelphs.

Guenon (n.) One of several long-tailed Oriental monkeys, of the genus Cercocebus, as the green monkey and grivet.

Gueparde (n.) The cheetah.

Guerdon (n.) A reward; requital; recompense; -- used in both a good and a bad sense.

Guerdon (n.) To give guerdon to; to reward; to be a recompense for.

Guerdonable (a.) Worthy of reward.

Guerdonless (a.) Without reward or guerdon.

Guereza (n.) A beautiful Abyssinian monkey (Colobus guereza), having the body black, with a fringe of long, silky, white hair along the sides, and a tuft of the same at the end of the tail. The frontal band, cheeks, and chin are white.

Guerilla (a.) See Guerrilla.

Guerite (n.) A projecting turret for a sentry, as at the salient angles of works, or the acute angles of bastions.

Guernsey lily () A South African plant (Nerine Sarniensis) with handsome lilylike flowers, naturalized on the island of Guernsey.

Guerrilla (n.) An irregular mode of carrying on war, by the constant attacks of independent bands, adopted in the north of Spain during the Peninsular war.

Guerrilla (n.) One who carries on, or assists in carrying on, irregular warfare; especially, a member of an independent band engaged in predatory excursions in war time.

Guerrilla (a.) Pertaining to, or engaged in, warfare carried on irregularly and by independent bands; as, a guerrilla party; guerrilla warfare.

Guessed (imp. & p. p.) of Guess

Guessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guess

Guess (v. t.) To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.

Guess (v. t.) To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive.

Guess (v. t.) To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs.

Guess (v. t.) To hit upon or reproduce by memory.

Guess (v. t.) To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed by an objective clause.

Guess (v. i.) To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with at, about, etc.

Guess (n.) An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise.

Guessable (a.) Capable of being guessed.

Guesser (n.) One who guesses; one who forms or gives an opinion without means of knowing.

Guessingly (adv.) By way of conjecture.

Guessive (a.) Conjectural.

Guess rope () A guess warp.

Guess warp () A rope or hawser by which a vessel is towed or warped along; -- so called because it is necessary to guess at the length to be carried in the boat making the attachment to a distant object.

Guesswork (n.) Work performed, or results obtained, by guess; conjecture.

Guest (n.) A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay.

Guest (v. t.) To receive or entertain hospitably.

Guest (v. i.) To be, or act the part of, a guest.

Guest rope () The line by which a boat makes fast to the swinging boom.

Guestwise (adv.) In the manner of a guest.

Gue'vi (n.) One of several very small species and varieties of African antelopes, of the genus Cephalophus, as the Cape guevi or kleeneboc (Cephalophus pygmaea); -- called also pygmy antelope.

Guffaw (n.) A loud burst of laughter; a horse laugh.

Guffer (n.) The eelpout; guffer eel.

Guggle (v. i.) See Gurgle.

Guhr (n.) A loose, earthy deposit from water, found in the cavities or clefts of rocks, mostly white, but sometimes red or yellow, from a mixture of clay or ocher.

Guiac (n.) Same as Guaiac.

Guiacol (n.) A colorless liquid, C6H4,OCH3.OH, resembling the phenols, found as a constituent of woodtar creosote, aud produced by the dry distillation of guaiac resin.

Guiacum (n.) Same as Guaiacum.

Guib (n.) A West African antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus), curiously marked with white stripes and spots on a reddish fawn ground, and hence called harnessed antelope; -- called also guiba.

Guicowar (n.) [Mahratta g/ekw/r, prop., a cowherd.] The title of the sovereign of Guzerat, in Western India; -- generally called the Guicowar of Baroda, which is the capital of the country.

Guidable (a.) Capable of being guided; willing to be guided or counseled.

Guidage (n.) The reward given to a guide for services.

Guidage (n.) Guidance; lead; direction.

Guidance (n.) The act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading.

Guided (imp. & p. p.) of Guide

Guiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guide

Guide (v. t.) To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.

Guide (v. t.) To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.

Guide (v. t.) A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook.

Guide (v. t.) One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator.

Guide (v. t.) Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator

Guide (v. t.) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.

Guide (v. t.) A grooved director for a probe or knife.

Guide (v. t.) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.

Guide (v. t.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics.

Guideboard (n.) A board, as upon a guidepost having upon it directions or information as to the road.

Guidebook (n.) A book of directions and information for travelers, tourists, etc.

Guideless (a.) Without a guide.

Guidepost (n.) A post at the fork of a road, with a guideboard on it, to direct travelers.

Guider (n.) A guide; a director.

Guideress (n.) A female guide.

Guidguid (n.) A South American ant bird of the genus Hylactes; -- called also barking bird.

Guidon (v. t.) A small flag or streamer, as that carried by cavalry, which is broad at one end and nearly pointed at the other, or that used to direct the movements of a body of infantry, or to make signals at sea; also, the flag of a guild or fraternity. In the United States service, each company of cavalry has a guidon.

Guidon (v. t.) One who carries a flag.

Guidon (v. t.) One of a community established at Rome, by Charlemagne, to guide pilgrims to the Holy Land.

Gulge (n.) See Gige.

Guild (v. t.) An association of men belonging to the same class, or engaged in kindred pursuits, formed for mutual aid and protection; a business fraternity or corporation; as, the Stationers' Guild; the Ironmongers' Guild. They were originally licensed by the government, and endowed with special privileges and authority.

Guild (v. t.) A guildhall.

Guild (v. t.) A religious association or society, organized for charitable purposes or for assistance in parish work.

Guildable (a.) Liable to a tax.

Guilder (n.) A Dutch silver coin worth about forty cents; -- called also florin and gulden.

Guildhall (n.) The hall where a guild or corporation usually assembles; a townhall.

Guile (n.) Craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery.

Guile (n.) To disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude.

Guileful (a.) Full of guile; characterized by cunning, deceit, or treachery; guilty.

Guileless (a.) Free from guile; artless.

Guilor (n.) A deceiver; one who deludes, or uses guile.

Guillemet (n.) A quotation mark.

Guillemot (n.) One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers.

Guillevat (n.) A vat for fermenting liquors.

Guilloche (n.) An ornament in the form of two or more bands or strings twisted over each other in a continued series, leaving circular openings which are filled with round ornaments.

Guilloched (a.) Waved or engine-turned.

Guillotine (n.) A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.

Guillotine (n.) Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.

Guillotined (imp. & p. p.) of Guillotine

Guillotining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guillotine

Guillotine (v. t.) To behead with the guillotine.

Guilt (v. t.) The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right.

Guilt (v. t.) Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.

Guiltily (adv.) In a guilty manner.

Guiltiness (n.) The quality or state of being guilty.

Guiltless (a.) Free from guilt; innocent.

Guiltless (a.) Without experience or trial; unacquainted (with).

Guilt-sick (a.) Made sick by consciousness of guilt.

Guilty (superl.) Having incurred guilt; criminal; morally delinquent; wicked; chargeable with, or responsible for, something censurable; justly exposed to penalty; -- used with of, and usually followed by the crime, sometimes by the punishment.

Guilty (superl.) Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling.

Guilty (superl.) Conscious; cognizant.

Guilty (superl.) Condemned to payment.

Guiltylike (adv.) Guiltily.

Guinea (n.) A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named.

Guinea (n.) A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.

Guipure (n.) A term used for lace of different kinds; most properly for a lace of large pattern and heavy material which has no ground or mesh, but has the pattern held together by connecting threads called bars or brides.

Guirland (n.) See Garland.

Guise (n.) Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.

Guise (n.) External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.

Guise (n.) Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.

Guiser (n.) A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer.

Guitar (n.) A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers.

Guitguit (n.) One of several species of small tropical American birds of the family Coerebidae, allied to the creepers; -- called also quit. See Quit.

GulAe (pl. ) of Gula

Gulas (pl. ) of Gula

Gula (n.) The upper front of the neck, next to the chin; the upper throat.

Gula (n.) A plate which in most insects supports the submentum.

Gula (n.) A capping molding. Same as Cymatium.

Gular (a.) Pertaining to the gula or throat; as, gular plates. See Illust. of Bird, and Bowfin.

Gulaund (n.) An arctic sea bird.

Gulch (n.) Act of gulching or gulping.

Gulch (n.) A glutton.

Gulch (n.) A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully.

Gulch (v. t.) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.

Guid (n.) A flower. See Gold.

Gulden (n.) See Guilder.

Gule (v. t.) To give the color of gules to.

Gule (n.) The throat; the gullet.

Gules (n.) The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used poetically for a red color or that which is red.

Gulf (n.) A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin,

Gulf (n.) That which swallows; the gullet.

Gulf (n.) That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.

Gulf (n.) A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf (n.) A large deposit of ore in a lode.

Gulfy (a.) Full of whirlpools or gulfs.

Gulgul (n.) A cement made in India from sea shells, pulverized and mixed with oil, and spread over a ship's bottom, to prevent the boring of worms.

Gulist (n.) A glutton.

Gulled (imp. & p. p.) of Gull

Gulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gull

Gull (v. t.) To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud.

Gull (n.) A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud.

Gull (n.) One easily cheated; a dupe.

Gull (n.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera.

Gullage (n.) Act of being gulled.

Guller (n.) One who gulls; a deceiver.

Gullery (n.) An act, or the practice, of gulling; trickery; fraud.

Gullet (n.) The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the esophagus.

Gullet (n.) Something shaped like the food passage, or performing similar functions

Gullet (n.) A channel for water.

Gullet (n.) A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.

Gullet (n.) A concave cut made in the teeth of some saw blades.

Gulleting (n.) A system of excavating by means of gullets or channels.

Gullible (a.) Easily gulled; that may be duped.

Gullish (a.) Foolish; stupid.

Gulles (pl. ) of Gully

Gully (n.) A large knife.

Gullies (pl. ) of Gully

Gully (n.) A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a short deep portion of a torrent's bed when dry.

Gully (n.) A grooved iron rail or tram plate.

Gullied (imp. & p. p.) of Gully

Gullying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gully

Gully (v. t.) To wear into a gully or into gullies.

Gully (v. i.) To flow noisily.

Gulosity (n.) Excessive appetite; greediness; voracity.

Gulped (imp. & p. p.) of Gulp

Gulping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gulp

Gulp (v. t.) To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow.

Gulp (n.) The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much as is awallowed at once.

Gulp (n.) A disgorging.

Gulph (n.) See Gulf.

Gult (n.) Guilt. See Guilt.

Gulty (a.) Guilty.

Guly (a.) Of or pertaining to gules; red.

Gum (n.) The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.

Gum (v. t.) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer.

Gum (n.) A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water; as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins.

Gum (n.) See Gum tree, below.

Gum (n.) A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive; also, a vessel or bin made of a hollow log.

Gum (n.) A rubber overshoe.

Gummed (imp. &. p.) of Gum

Gumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gum

Gum (v. t.) To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance.

Gum (v. i.) To exude or from gum; to become gummy.

Gumbo (n.) A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup.

Gumbo (n.) The okra plant or its pods.

Gumboil (n.) A small suppurting inflamed spot on the gum.

Gummata (pl. ) of Gumma

Gumma (n.) A kind of soft tumor, usually of syphilitic origin.

Gummatous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, gumma.

Gummer (n.) A punch-cutting tool, or machine for deepening and enlarging the spaces between the teeth of a worn saw.

Gummiferous (a.) Producing gum; gum-bearing.

Gumminess (n.) The state or quality of being gummy; viscousness.

Gummite (n.) A yellow amorphous mineral, essentially a hydrated oxide of uranium derived from the alteration of uraninite.

Gummosity (n.) Gumminess; a viscous or adhesive quality or nature.

Gummous (a.) Gumlike, or composed of gum; gummy.

Gummous (a.) Of or pertaining to a gumma.

Gummy (a.) Consisting of gum; viscous; adhesive; producing or containing gum; covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.

Gump (n.) A dolt; a dunce.

Gumption (n.) Capacity; shrewdness; common sense.

Gumption (n.) The art of preparing colors.

Gumption (n.) Megilp.

Gun (n.) A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles by the explosion of gunpowder, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge behind, which is ignited by various means. Muskets, rifles, carbines, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.

Gun (n.) A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.

Gun (n.) Violent blasts of wind.

Gun (v. i.) To practice fowling or hunting small game; -- chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.

Guna (n.) In Sanskrit grammar, a lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element. The term is sometimes used to denote the same vowel change in other languages.

Gunarchy (n.) See Gynarchy.

Gunboat (n.) A vessel of light draught, carrying one or more guns.

Guncotton () See under Gun.

Gundelet (n.) See Gondola.

Gunflint (n.) A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the charge. It was in common use before the introduction of percussion caps.

Gunjah (n.) See Ganja.

Gunlock (n.) The lock of a gun, for producing the discharge. See Lock.

Gunnage (n.) The number of guns carried by a ship of war.

Gunnel (n.) A gunwale.

Gunnel (n.) A small, eel-shaped, marine fish of the genus Muraenoides; esp., M. gunnellus of Europe and America; -- called also gunnel fish, butterfish, rock eel.

Gunner (n.) One who works a gun, whether on land or sea; a cannoneer.

Gunner (n.) A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.

Gunner (n.) The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.

Gunner (n.) The sea bream.

Gunnery (n.) That branch of military science which comprehends the theory of projectiles, and the manner of constructing and using ordnance.

Gunnie (n.) Space left by the removal of ore.

Gunning (n.) The act or practice of hunting or shooting game with a gun.

Gunny () Alt. of Gunny cloth

Gunny cloth () A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus Corchorus (C. olitorius and C. capsularis), of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage.

Gunocracy (n.) See Gyneocracy.

Gunpowder (n.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting.

Gunreach (n.) The reach or distance to which a gun will shoot; gunshot.

Gunroom (n.) An apartment on the after end of the lower gun deck of a ship of war, usually occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers, except the captain; -- called wardroom in the United States navy.

Gunshot (n.) Act of firing a gun; a shot.

Gunshot (n.) The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.

Gunshot (a.) Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.

Gunsmith (n.) One whose occupation is to make or repair small firearms; an armorer.

Gunsmithery (n.) Alt. of Gunsmith ing

Gunsmith ing (n.) The art or business of a gunsmith.

Gunstick (n.) A stick to ram down the charge of a musket, etc.; a rammer or ramrod.

Gunstock (n.) The stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened.

Gunstome (n.) A cannon ball; -- so called because originally made of stone.

Gunter rig () A topmast arranged with metal bands so that it will readily slide up and down the lower mast.

Gunter's chain () The chain ordinarily used in measuring land. See Chain, n., 4, and Gunter's scale.

Gunter's line () A logarithmic line on Gunter's scale, used for performing the multiplication and division of numbers mechanically by the dividers; -- called also line of lines, and line of numbers.

Gunter's quadrant () A thin quadrant, made of brass, wood, etc., showing a stereographic projection on the plane of the equator. By it are found the hour of the day, the sun's azimuth, the altitude of objects in degrees, etc. See Gunter's scale.

Gunter's scale () A scale invented by the Rev. Edmund Gunter (1581-1626), a professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, who invented also Gunter's chain, and Gunter's quadrant.

Gunwale (n.) The upper edge of a vessel's or boat's side; the uppermost wale of a ship (not including the bulwarks); or that piece of timber which reaches on either side from the quarter-deck to the forecastle, being the uppermost bend, which finishes the upper works of the hull.

Gurge (n.) A whirlpool.

Gurge (v. t.) To swallow up.

Gurgeons (n. pl.) See Grudgeons.

Gurgled (imp. & p. p.) of Gurgle

Gurgling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gurgle

Gurgle (v. i.) To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.

Gurgle (n.) The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling gurgles."

Gurglet (n.) A porous earthen jar for cooling water by evaporation.

Gurgling-ly (adv.) In a gurgling manner.

Gurgoyle (n.) See Gargoyle.

Gurjun (n.) A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus laevis, an East Indian tree. It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint.

Gurl (n.) A young person of either sex. [Obs.] See Girl.

Gurlet (n.) A pickax with one sharp point and one cutting edge.

Gurmy (n.) A level; a working.

Gurnard (n.) Alt. of Gurnet

Gurnet (n.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus Trigla and allied genera, having a large and spiny head, with mailed cheeks. Some of the species are highly esteemed for food. The name is sometimes applied to the American sea robins.

Gurniad (n.) See Gwiniad.

Gurry (n.) An alvine evacuation; also, refuse matter.

Gurry (n.) A small fort.

Gurt (n.) A gutter or channel for water, hewn out of the bottom of a working drift.

Gurts (n. pl.) Groatts.

Gushed (imp. & p. p.) of Gush

Gushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gush

Gush (v. i.) To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.

Gush (v. i.) To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.

Gush (v. t.) A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird.

Gush (v. t.) A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.

Gusher (n.) One who gushes.

Gushing (a.) Rushing forth with violence, as a fluid; flowing copiously; as, gushing waters.

Gushing (a.) Emitting copiously, as tears or words; weakly and unreservedly demonstrative in matters of affection; sentimental.

Gushingly (adv.) In a gushing manner; copiously.

Gushingly (adv.) Weakly; sentimentally; effusively.

Gusset (n.) A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.

Gusset (n.) Anything resembling a gusset in a garment

Gusset (n.) A small piece of chain mail at the openings of the joints beneath the arms.

Gusset (n.) A kind of bracket, or angular piece of iron, fastened in the angles of a structure to give strength or stiffness; esp., the part joining the barrel and the fire box of a locomotive boiler.

Gusset (n.) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.

Gust (n.) A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden and brief rushing or driving of the wind. Snow, and hail, stormy gust and flaw.

Gust (n.) A sudden violent burst of passion.

Gust (n.) The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto.

Gust (n.) Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is exquisitely relished; enjoyment.

Gust (n.) Intellectual taste; fancy.

Gust (v. t.) To taste; to have a relish for.

Gustable (v.) Capable of being tasted; tastable.

Gustable (v.) Pleasant to the taste; toothsome; savory.

Gustable (n.) Anything that can be tasted.

Gustard (n.) The great bustard.

Gustation (n.) The act of tasting.

Gustatory (a.) Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste; as, the gustatory nerve which supplies the front of the tongue.

Gustful (a.) Tasteful; well-tasted.

Gustful (a.) Gusty.

Gustless (a.) Tasteless; insipid.

Gusto (n.) Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy.

Gustoso (a. & adv.) Tasteful; in a tasteful, agreeable manner.

Gusty (a.) Subject to, or characterized by, gusts or squalls; windy; stormy; tempestuous.

Gut (n.) A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.

Gut (n.) An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.

Gut (n.) One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.

Gut (n.) The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.

Gutted (imp. & p. p.) of Gut

Gutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gut

Gut (v. t.) To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.

Gut (v. t.) To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the bouse.

GuttAe (pl. ) of Gutta

Gutta (n.) A drop.

Gutta (n.) One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; -- called also campana, and drop.

Gutta-percha (n.) A concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the Isonandra, / Dichopsis, Gutta. It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling, retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The Mimusops globosa of Guiana also yields this material.

Guttate (a.) Spotted, as if discolored by drops.

Guttated (a.) Besprinkled with drops, or droplike spots.

Guttatrap (n.) The inspissated juice of a tree of the genus Artocarpus (A. incisa, or breadfruit tree), sometimes used in making birdlime, on account of its glutinous quality.

Gutter (n.) A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

Gutter (n.) A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.

Gutter (n.) Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.

Guttered (imp. & p. p.) of Gutter

Guttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gutter

Gutter (v. t.) To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.

Gutter (v. t.) To supply with a gutter or gutters.

Gutter (v. i.) To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

Guttifer (n.) A plant that exudes gum or resin.

Guttiferous (a.) Yielding gum or resinous substances.

Guttiferous (a.) Pertaining to a natural order of trees and shrubs (Guttiferae) noted for their abounding in a resinous sap.

Guttiform (a.) Drop-shaped, as a spot of color.

Guttle (n.) To put into the gut; to swallow greedily; to gorge; to gormandize. [Obs.] L'Estrange.

Guttler (n.) A greedy eater; a glutton.

Guttulous (a.) In droplike form.

Guttural (a.) Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat; relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the throat.

Guttural (n.) A sound formed in the throat; esp., a sound formed by the aid of the back of the tongue, much retracted, and the soft palate; also, a letter representing such a sound.

Gutturalism (n.) The quality of being guttural; as, the gutturalism of A [in the 16th cent.]

Gutturality (n.) The quality of being guttural.

Gutturalize (v. t.) To speak gutturally; to give a guttural sound to.

Gutturally (adv.) In a guttural manner.

Gutturalness (n.) The quality of being guttural.

Gutturine (a.) Pertaining to the throat.

Gutturize (v. t.) To make in the throat; to gutturalize.

Gutturo- () A combining form denoting relation to the throat; as, gutturo-nasal, having both a guttural and a nasal character; gutturo-palatal.

Gutty (a.) Charged or sprinkled with drops.

Gutwort (n.) A plant, Globularia Alypum, a violent purgative, found in Africa.

Guy (n.) A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened.

Guyed (imp. & p. p.) of Guy

Guying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guy

Guy (v. t.) To steady or guide with a guy.

Guy (n.) A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.

Guy (n.) A person of queer looks or dress.

Guy (v. t.) To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.

Guyle (v. t.) To guile.

Guze (n.) A roundlet of tincture sanguine, which is blazoned without mention of the tincture.

Guzzled (imp. & p. p.) of Guzzle

Guzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guzzle

Guzzle (v. i.) To swallow liquor greedily; to drink much or frequently.

Guzzle (v. t.) To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer.

Guzzle (n.) An insatiable thing or person.

Guzzler (n.) An immoderate drinker.

Huanaco (n.) See Guanaco.

Hub (n.) The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

Hub (n.) The hilt of a weapon.

Hub (n.) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

Hub (n.) A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

Hub (n.) A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Hub (n.) A screw hob. See Hob, 3.

Hub (n.) A block for scotching a wheel.

Hubble-bubble (n.) A tobacco pipe, so arranged that the smoke passes through water, making a bubbling noise, whence its name. In India, the bulb containing the water is often a cocoanut shell.

Hubbub (v. i.) A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar.

Hubby (a.) Full of hubs or protuberances; as, a road that has been frozen while muddy is hubby.

Hubner (n.) A mineral of brownish black color, occurring in columnar or foliated masses. It is native manganese tungstate.

Huch (n.) Alt. of Huchen

Huchen (n.) A large salmon (Salmo, / Salvelinus, hucho) inhabiting the Danube; -- called also huso, and bull trout.

Huck (v. i.) To higgle in trading.

Huckaback (n.) A kind of linen cloth with raised figures, used for towelings.

Huckle (n.) The hip; the haunch.

Huckle (n.) A bunch or part projecting like the hip.

Huckle-backed (a.) Round-shoulded.

Huckleberry (n.) The edible black or dark blue fruit of several species of the American genus Gaylussacia, shrubs nearly related to the blueberries (Vaccinium), and formerly confused with them. The commonest huckelberry comes from G. resinosa.

Huckleberry (n.) The shrub that bears the berries. Called also whortleberry.

Huckster (n.) A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker.

Huckster (n.) A mean, trickish fellow.

Huckstered (imp. & p. p.) of Huckster

Huckstering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huckster

Huckster (v. i.) To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains.

Hucksterage (n.) The business of a huckster; small dealing; peddling.

Hucksterer (n.) A huckster.

Huckstress (n.) A female huckster.

Hud (n.) A huck or hull, as of a nut.

Huddled (imp. & p. p.) of Huddle

Huddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huddle

Huddle (v. i.) To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.

Huddle (v. t.) To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.

Huddle (v. t.) To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together.

Huddle (n.) A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.

Huddler (n.) One who huddles things together.

Hudge (n.) An iron bucket for hoisting coal or ore.

Hudibrastic (a.) Similar to, or in the style of, the poem "Hudibras," by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse.

Hudsonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hudson's Bay or to the Hudson River; as, the Hudsonian curlew.

Hue (n.) Color or shade of color; tint; dye.

Hue (n.) A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.

Hue (n.) A shouting or vociferation.

Hued (a.) Having color; -- usually in composition; as, bright-hued; many-hued.

Hueless (a.) Destitute of color.

Huer (n.) One who cries out or gives an alarm; specifically, a balker; a conder. See Balker.

Huffed (imp. & p. p.) of Huff

Huffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huff

Huff (v. t.) To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.

Huff (v. t.) To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.

Huff (v. t.) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.

Huff (v. i.) To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs.

Huff (v. i.) To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.

Huff (v. i.) To remove from the board a man which could have captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because it was the habit to blow upon the piece.

Huff (n.) A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage.

Huff (n.) A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance.

Huffcap (n.) A blusterer; a bully.

Huffcap (a.) Blustering; swaggering.

Huffer (n.) A bully; a blusterer.

Huffiness (n.) The state of being huffish; petulance; bad temper.

Huffingly (adv.) Blusteringly; arrogantly.

Huffish (a.) Disposed to be blustering or arrogant; petulant.

Huffy (a.) Puffed up; as, huffy bread.

Huffy (a.) Characterized by arrogance or petulance; easily offended.

Hugged (imp. & p. p.) of Hug

Hugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hug

Hug (v. i.) To cower; to crouch; to curl up.

Hug (v. i.) To crowd together; to cuddle.

Hug (v. t.) To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.

Hug (v. t.) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

Hug (v. t.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.

Hug (n.) A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.

Huge (superl.) Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; -- used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference.

Hugger (n.) One who hugs or embraces.

Hugger (v. t. & i.) To conceal; to lurk ambush.

Hugger-mugger (n.) Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger-mugger, with haste and secrecy.

Hugger-mugger (a.) Secret; clandestine; sly.

Hugger-mugger (a.) Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger doings.

Huggle (v. t.) To hug.

Huguenot (n.) A French Protestant of the period of the religious wars in France in the 16th century.

Huguenotism (n.) The religion of the Huguenots in France.

Hugy (a.) Vast.

Huia bird () A New Zealand starling (Heteralocha acutirostris), remarkable for the great difference in the form and length of the bill in the two sexes, that of the male being sharp and straight, that of the female much longer and strongly curved.

Huisher (n.) See Usher.

Huisher (v. t.) To usher.

Huke (n.) An outer garment worn in Europe in the Middle Ages.

Hulan (n.) See Uhlan.

Hulch (n.) A hunch.

Hulchy (a.) Swollen; gibbous.

Hulk (n.) The body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; esp., the body of an old vessel laid by as unfit for service.

Hulk (n.) A heavy ship of clumsy build.

Hulk (n.) Anything bulky or unwieldly.

Hulk (v. t.) To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a hare.

Hulking (a.) Alt. of Hulky

Hulky (a.) Bulky; unwiedly.

Hull (v. t.) The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.

Hull (v. t.) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.

Hulled (imp. & p. p.) of Hull

Hulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hull

Hull (v. t.) To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.

Hull (v. t.) To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.

Hull (v. i.) To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.

Hullabaloo (n.) A confused noise; uproar; tumult.

Hulled (a.) Deprived of the hulls.

Huller (n.) One who, or that which, hulls; especially, an agricultural machine for removing the hulls from grain; a hulling machine.

Hullo (interj.) See Hollo.

Hully (a.) Having or containing hulls.

Huloist (n.) See Hyloist.

Hulotheism (n.) See Hylotheism.

Hulver (n.) Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.

Hummed (imp. & p. p.) of Hum

Humming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hum

Hum (v. i.) To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.

Hum (v. i.) To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.

Hum (v. i.) To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.

Hum (v. i.) To express satisfaction by a humming noise.

Hum (v. i.) To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, -- a pathological condition.

Hum (v. t.) To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.

Hum (v. t.) To express satisfaction with by humming.

Hum (v. t.) To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.

Hum (n.) A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.

Hum (n.) Any inarticulate and buzzing sound

Hum (n.) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.

Hum (n.) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.

Hum (n.) An imposition or hoax.

Hum (interj.) An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.

Hum (interj.) A kind of strong drink formerly used.

Hum (interj.) Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.

Human (a.) Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices.

Human (n.) A human being.

Humanate (a.) Indued with humanity.

Humane (a.) Pertaining to man; human.

Humane (a.) Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.

Humane (a.) Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.

Humanics (n.) The study of human nature.

Humanify (v. t.) To make human; to invest with a human personality; to incarnate.

Humanism (n.) Human nature or disposition; humanity.

Humanism (n.) The study of the humanities; polite learning.

Humanist (n.) One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title.

Humanist (n.) One who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature.

Humanist (n.) One versed in knowledge of human nature.

Humanistic (a.) Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion.

Humanistic (a.) Pertaining to polite kiterature.

Humanitarian (a.) Pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature.

Humanitarian (a.) Content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid.

Humanitarian (a.) Benevolent; philanthropic.

Humanitarian (n.) One who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human.

Humanitarian (n.) One who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual.

Humanitarian (n.) One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist.

Humanitarianism (n.) The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.

Humanitarianism (n.) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.

Humanitian (n.) A humanist.

Humanities (pl. ) of Humanity

Humanity (n.) The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.

Humanity (n.) Mankind collectively; the human race.

Humanity (n.) The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.

Humanity (n.) Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.

Humanity (n.) The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.

Humanization (n.) The act of humanizing.

Humanized (imp. & p. p.) of Humanize

Humanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humanize

Humanize (v. t.) To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize.

Humanize (v. t.) To give a human character or expression to.

Humanize (v. t.) To convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.

Humanize (v. i.) To become or be made more humane; to become civilized; to be ameliorated.

Humanizer (n.) One who renders humane.

Humankind (n.) Mankind.

Humanly (adv.) In a human manner; after the manner of men; according to the knowledge or wisdom of men; as, the present prospects, humanly speaking, promise a happy issue.

Humanly (adv.) Kindly; humanely.

Humanness (n.) The quality or state of being human.

Humate (n.) A salt of humic acid.

Humation (n.) Interment; inhumation.

Humbird (n.) Humming bird.

Humble (superl.) Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.

Humble (superl.) Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest.

Humble (a.) Hornless. See Hummel.

Humbled (imp. & p. p.) of Humble

Humbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humble

Humble (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.

Humble (v. t.) To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively.

Humblebee (n.) The bumblebee.

Humblehead (n.) Humble condition or estate; humility.

Humbleness (n.) The quality of being humble; humility; meekness.

Humbler (n.) One who, or that which, humbles some one.

Humbles (n. pl.) Entrails of a deer.

Humblesse (n.) Humbleness; abasement; low obeisance.

Humbly (adv.) With humility; lowly.

Humbug (n.) An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.

Humbug (n.) A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.

Humbug (n.) One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.

Humbugged (imp. & p. p.) of Humbug

Humbugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humbug

Humbug (v. t.) To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.

Humbugger (n.) One who humbugs.

Humbuggery (n.) The practice of imposition.

Humdrum (a.) Monotonous; dull; commonplace.

Humdrum (n.) A dull fellow; a bore.

Humdrum (n.) Monotonous and tedious routine.

Humdrum (n.) A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.

Humect (v. t.) Alt. of Humectate

Humectate (v. t.) To moisten; to wet.

Humectant (a.) Diluent.

Humectant (n.) A diluent drink or medicine.

Humectation (n.) A moistening.

Humective (a.) Tending to moisten.

Humeral (a.) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.

Humeri (pl. ) of Humerus

Humerus (n.) The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb.

Humerus (n.) The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium.

Humic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, vegetable mold; as, humic acid. See Humin.

Humicubation (n.) The act or practice of lying on the ground.

Humid (a.) Containing sensible moisture; damp; moist; as, a humidair or atmosphere; somewhat wet or watery; as, humid earth; consisting of water or vapor.

Humidity (n.) Moisture; dampness; a moderate degree of wetness, which is perceptible to the eye or touch; -- used especially of the atmosphere, or of anything which has absorbed moisture from the atmosphere, as clothing.

Humidness (n.) Humidity.

Humifuse (a.) Spread over the surface of the ground; procumbent.

Humiliant (a.) Humiliating; humbling.

Humiliated (imp. & p. p.) of Humiliate

Humiliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humiliate

Humiliate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to humble; to mortify.

Humiliation (n.) The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification.

Humiliation (n.) The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission.

Humilities (pl. ) of Humility

Humility (n.) The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness.

Humility (n.) An act of submission or courtesy.

Humin (n.) A bitter, brownish yellow, amorphous substance, extracted from vegetable mold, and also produced by the action of acids on certain sugars and carbohydrates; -- called also humic acid, ulmin, gein, ulmic or geic acid, etc.

Humiri (n.) A fragrant balsam obtained from Brazilian trees of the genus Humirium.

Humite (n.) A mineral of a transparent vitreous brown color, found in the ejected masses of Vesuvius. It is a silicate of iron and magnesia, containing fluorine.

Hummel (v. t.) To separate from the awns; -- said of barley.

Hummel (a.) Having no awns or no horns; as, hummelcorn; a hummel cow.

Hummeler (n.) One who, or a machine which, hummels.

Hummer (n.) One who, or that which, hums; one who applauds by humming.

Hummer (n.) A humming bird.

Humming (a.) Emitting a murmuring sound; droning; murmuring; buzzing.

Humming (n.) A sound like that made by bees; a low, murmuring sound; a hum.

Hummock (n.) A rounded knoll or hillock; a rise of ground of no great extent, above a level surface.

Hummock (n.) A ridge or pile of ice on an ice field.

Hummock (n.) Timbered land. See Hammock.

Hummocking (n.) The process of forming hummocks in the collision of Arctic ice.

Hummocky (a.) Abounding in hummocks.

Hummum (n.) A sweating bath or place for sweating.

Humor (n.) Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.

Humor (n.) A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.

Humor (n.) State of mind, whether habitual or temporary (as formerly supposed to depend on the character or combination of the fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good humor; ill humor.

Humor (n.) Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.

Humor (n.) That quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations; a playful fancy; facetiousness.

Humored (imp. & p. p.) of Humor

Humoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humor

Humor (v. t.) To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind.

Humor (v. t.) To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.

Humoral (a.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the humors; as, a humoral fever.

Humoralism (n.) The state or quality of being humoral.

Humoralism (n.) The doctrine that diseases proceed from the humors; humorism.

Humoralist (n.) One who favors the humoral pathology or believes in humoralism.

Humorism (n.) The theory founded on the influence which the humors were supposed to have in the production of disease; Galenism.

Humorism (n.) The manner or disposition of a humorist; humorousness.

Humorist (n.) One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors.

Humorist (n.) One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways.

Humorist (n.) One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll.

Humoristic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a humorist.

Humorize (v. t.) To humor.

Humorless (a.) Destitute of humor.

Humorous (a.) Moist; humid; watery.

Humorous (a.) Subject to be governed by humor or caprice; irregular; capricious; whimsical.

Humorous (a.) Full of humor; jocular; exciting laughter; playful; as, a humorous story or author; a humorous aspect.

Humorously (adv.) Capriciously; whimsically.

Humorously (adv.) Facetiously; wittily.

Humorousness (n.) Moodiness; capriciousness.

Humorousness (n.) Facetiousness; jocularity.

Humorsome (a.) Moody; whimsical; capricious.

Humorsome (a.) Jocose; witty; humorous.

Humorsomely (adv.) Pleasantly; humorously.

Humorsomeness (n.) Quality of being humorsome.

Hump (n.) A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.

Hump (n.) A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.

Humpback (n.) A crooked back; a humped back.

Humpback (n.) A humpbacked person; a hunchback.

Humpback (n.) Any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and M. osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is M. versabilis.

Humpback (n.) A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America.

Humpbacked (a.) Having a humped back.

Humped (a.) Having a hump, as the back.

Humph (interj.) An exclamation denoting surprise, or contempt, doubt, etc.

Humpless (a.) Without a hump.

Hump-shouldered (a.) Having high, hunched shoulders.

Humpy (a.) Full of humps or bunches; covered with protuberances; humped.

Humstrum (n.) An instrument out of tune or rudely constructed; music badly played.

Humulin (n.) An extract of hops.

Humus (n.) That portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. It is a valuable constituent of soils.

Hun (n.) One of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe.

Hunch (n.) A hump; a protuberance.

Hunch (n.) A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread.

Hunch (n.) A push or thrust, as with the elbow.

Hunched (imp. & p. p.) of Hunch

Hunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunch

Hunch (v. t.) To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.

Hunch (v. t.) To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.

Hunchback (n.) A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person.

Hunchbacked (a.) Having a humped back.

Hundred (n.) The product of ten mulitplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.

Hundred (n.) A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen.

Hundred (a.) Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars.

Hundreder (n.) An inhabitant or freeholder of a hundred.

Hundreder (n.) A person competent to serve on a jury, in an action for land in the hundred to which he belongs.

Hundreder (n.) One who has the jurisdiction of a hundred; and sometimes, a bailiff of a hundred.

Hundredfold (n.) A hundred times as much or as many.

Hundredth (a.) Coming last of a hundred successive individuals or units.

Hundredth (a.) Forming one of a hundred equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a tenth.

Hundredth (n.) One of a hundred equal parts into which one whole is, or may be, divided; the quotient of a unit divided by a hundred.

Hundredweight (n.) A denomination of weight, containing 100, 112, or 120 pounds avoirdupois, according to differing laws or customs. By the legal standard of England it is 112 pounds. In most of the United States, both in practice and by law, it is 100 pounds avoirdupois, the corresponding ton of 2,000 pounds, sometimes called the short ton, being the legal ton.

Hung () imp. & p. p. of Hang.

Hungarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hungary or to the people of Hungary.

Hungarian (n.) A native or one of the people of Hungary.

Hungary (n.) A country in Central Europe, now a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Hunger (n.) An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.

Hunger (n.) Any strong eager desire.

Hungered (imp. & p. p.) of Hunger

Hungering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunger

Hunger (n.) To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.

Hunger (n.) To have an eager desire; to long.

Hunger (v. t.) To make hungry; to famish.

Hunger-bit (a.) Alt. of Hunger-bitten

Hunger-bitten (a.) Pinched or weakened by hunger.

Hungered (a.) Hungry; pinched for food.

Hungerer (n.) One who hungers; one who longs.

Hungerly (a.) Wanting food; starved.

Hungerly (adv.) With keen appetite.

Hunger-starve (v. t.) To starve with hunger; to famish.

Hungred (a.) Hungered; hungry.

Hungrily (adv.) In a hungry manner; voraciously.

Hungry (superl.) Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire.

Hungry (superl.) Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious.

Hungry (superl.) Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil.

Hunk (n.) A large lump or piece; a hunch; as, a hunk of bread.

Hunker (n.) Originally, a nickname for a member of the conservative section of the Democratic party in New York; hence, one opposed to progress in general; a fogy.

Hunkerism (n.) Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress.

Hunks (n.) A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard.

Hunted (imp. & p. p.) of Hunt

Hunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunt

Hunt (v. t.) To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.

Hunt (v. t.) To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.

Hunt (v. t.) To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.

Hunt (v. t.) To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.

Hunt (v. t.) To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.

Hunt (v. i.) To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.

Hunt (v. i.) To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after.

Hunt (n.) The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.

Hunt (n.) The game secured in the hunt.

Hunt (n.) A pack of hounds.

Hunt (n.) An association of huntsmen.

Hunt (n.) A district of country hunted over.

Hunt-counter (n.) A worthless dog that runs back on the scent; a blunderer.

Hunte (n.) A hunter.

Hunter (n.) One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.

Hunter (n.) A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.

Hunter (n.) A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.

Hunter (n.) One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter.

Hunter (n.) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.

Hunter (n.) A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.

Hunterian (a.) Discovered or described by John Hunter, an English surgeon; as, the Hunterian chancre. See Chancre.

Hunting (n.) The pursuit of game or of wild animals.

Huntress (n.) A woman who hunts or follows the chase; as, the huntress Diana.

Huntsmen (pl. ) of Huntsman

Huntsman (n.) One who hunts, or who practices hunting.

Huntsman (n.) The person whose office it is to manage the chase or to look after the hounds.

Huntsmanship (n.) The art or practice of hunting, or the qualification of a hunter.

Hunt's-up (n.) A tune played on the horn very early in the morning to call out the hunters; hence, any arousing sound or call.

Hurden (n.) A coarse kind of linen; -- called also harden.

Hurdle (n.) A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.

Hurdle (n.) In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.

Hurdle (n.) An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.

Hurdleed (imp. & p. p.) of Hurdle

Hurdleing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurdle

Hurdle (v. t.) To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.

Hurdlework (n.) Work after manner of a hurdle.

Hurds (n.) The coarse part of flax or hemp; hards.

Hurdy-gurdy (n.) A stringled instrument, lutelike in shape, in which the sound is produced by the friction of a wheel turned by a crank at the end, instead of by a bow, two of the strings being tuned as drones, while two or more, tuned in unison, are modulated by keys.

Hurdy-gurdy (n.) In California, a water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.

Hurkaru (n.) In India, a running footman; a messenger.

Hurled (imp. & p. p.) of Hurl

Hurling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurl

Hurl (v. t.) To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.

Hurl (v. t.) To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective.

Hurl (v. t.) To twist or turn.

Hurl (v. i.) To hurl one's self; to go quickly.

Hurl (v. i.) To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another).

Hurl (v. i.) To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.

Hurl (n.) The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling.

Hurl (n.) Tumult; riot; hurly-burly.

Hurl (n.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.

Hurlbat (n.) See Whirlbat.

Hurlbone (n.) See Whirlbone.

Hurlbone (n.) A bone near the middle of the buttock of a horse.

Hurler (n.) One who hurls, or plays at hurling.

Hurling (n.) The act of throwing with force.

Hurling (n.) A kind of game at ball, formerly played.

Hurlwind (n.) A whirlwind.

Hurly (n.) Noise; confusion; uproar.

Hurly-burly (n.) Tumult; bustle; confusion.

Huronian (a.) Of or pertaining to certain non-fossiliferous rocks on the borders of Lake Huron, which are supposed to correspond in time to the latter part of the Archaean age.

Huron-Iroquous (n.) A linguistic group of warlike North American Indians, belonging to the same stock as the Algonquins, and including several tribes, among which were the Five Nations. They formerly occupied the region about Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the larger part of New York.

Hurons (n. pl.) ; sing. Huron. (Ethnol.) A powerful and warlike tribe of North American Indians of the Algonquin stock. They formerly occupied the country between Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario, but were nearly exterminated by the Five Nations about 1650.

Hurr (v. i.) To make a rolling or burring sound.

Hurrah (interj.) Alt. of Hurra

Hurra (interj.) A word used as a shout of joy, triumph, applause, encouragement, or welcome.

Hurrah (n.) A cheer; a shout of joy, etc.

Hurrah (v. i.) To utter hurrahs; to huzza.

Hurrah (v. t.) To salute, or applaud, with hurrahs.

Hurricane (n.) A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.

Hurricanoes (pl. ) of Hurricano

Hurricano (n.) A waterspout; a hurricane.

Hurried (a.) Urged on; hastened; going or working at speed; as, a hurried writer; a hurried life.

Hurried (a.) Done in a hurry; hence, imperfect; careless; as, a hurried job.

Hurrier (n.) One who hurries or urges.

Hurries (n.) A staith or framework from which coal is discharged from cars into vessels.

Hurried (imp. & p. p.) of Hurry

Hurrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurry

Hurry (v. t.) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.

Hurry (v. t.) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.

Hurry (v. t.) To cause to be done quickly.

Hurry (v. i.) To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry.

Hurry (n.) The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.

Hurryingly (adv.) In a hurrying manner.

Hurry-skurry (adv.) Confusedly; in a bustle.

Hurst (n.) A wood or grove; -- a word used in the composition of many names, as in Hazlehurst.

Hurt (n.) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.

Hurt (n.) A husk. See Husk, 2.

Hurt (imp. & p. p.) of Hurt

Hurting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurt

Hurt (v. t.) To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.

Hurt (v. t.) To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.

Hurt (v. t.) To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.

Hurter (n.) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.

Hurter (n.) An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.

Hurter (n.) Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.

Hurter (n.) One who hurts or does harm.

Hurter (v. t.) A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.

Hurtful (a.) Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.

Hurtled (imp. & p. p.) of Hurtle

Hurtling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurtle

Hurtle (v. t.) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.

Hurtle (v. t.) To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.

Hurtle (v. t.) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.

Hurtle (v. t.) To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.

Hurtle (v. t.) To push; to jostle; to hurl.

Hurtleberry (n.) See Whortleberry.

Hurtless (a.) Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.

Husband (n.) The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.

Husband (n.) A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.

Husband (n.) One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.

Husband (n.) A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife.

Husband (n.) The male of a pair of animals.

Husbanded (imp. & p. p.) of Husband

Husbanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Husband

Husband (v. t.) To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.

Husband (v. t.) To cultivate, as land; to till.

Husband (v. t.) To furnish with a husband.

Husbandable (a.) Capable of being husbanded, or managed with economy.

Husbandage (n.) The commission or compensation allowed to a ship's husband.

Husbandless (a.) Destitute of a husband.

Husbandly (a.) Frugal; thrifty.

Husbandmen (pl. ) of Husbandman

Husbandman (n.) The master of a family.

Husbandman (n.) A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.

Husbandry (n.) Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.

Husbandry (n.) The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.

Hushed (imp. & p. p.) of Hush

Hushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hush

Hush (v. t.) To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.

Hush (v. t.) To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.

Hush (v. i.) To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.

Hush (n.) Stillness; silence; quiet.

Hush (a.) Silent; quiet.

Husher (n.) An usher.

Hushing (n.) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming.

Husk (n.) The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.

Husk (n.) The supporting frame of a run of millstones.

Husked (imp. & p. p.) of Husk

Husking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Husk

Husk (v. t.) To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.

Husked (a.) Covered with a husk.

Husked (a.) Stripped of husks; deprived of husks.

Huskily (adv.) In a husky manner; dryly.

Huskiness (n.) The state of being husky.

Huskiness (n.) Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice.

Husking (n.) The act or process of stripping off husks, as from Indian corn.

Husking (n.) A meeting of neighbors or friends to assist in husking maize; -- called also

Husky (n.) Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.

Husky (a.) Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.

Huso (n.) A large European sturgeon (Acipenser huso), inhabiting the region of the Black and Caspian Seas. It sometimes attains a length of more than twelve feet, and a weight of two thousand pounds. Called also hausen.

Huso (n.) The huchen, a large salmon.

Hussar (n.) Originally, one of the national cavalry of Hungary and Croatia; now, one of the light cavalry of European armies.

Hussite (n.) A follower of John Huss, the Bohemian reformer, who was adjudged a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.

Hussy (n.) A housewife or housekeeper.

Hussy (n.) A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach.

Hussy (n.) A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely.

Hussy (n.) A case or bag. See Housewife, 2.

Hustings (n. pl.) A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant.

Hustings (n. pl.) Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament.

Hustings (n. pl.) The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.

Hustled (imp. & p. p.) of Hustle

Hustling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hustle

Hustle (v. t.) To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room.

Hustle (v. i.) To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and with confusion; a hurry.

Huswife (n.) A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.

Huswife (n.) A worthless woman; a hussy.

Huswife (n.) A case for sewing materials. See Housewife.

Huswife (v. t.) To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman.

Huswifely (a.) Like a huswife; capable; economical; prudent.

Huswifely (adv.) In a huswifely manner.

Huswifery (n.) The business of a housewife; female domestic economy and skill.

Hut (n.) A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.

Hutted (imp. & p. p.) of Hutch

Hutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hutch

Hutch (v. t. & i.) To place in huts; to live in huts; as, to hut troops in winter quarters.

Hutch (n.) A chest, box, coffer, bin, coop, or the like, in which things may be stored, or animals kept; as, a grain hutch; a rabbit hutch.

Hutch (n.) A measure of two Winchester bushels.

Hutch (n.) The case of a flour bolt.

Hutch (n.) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.

Hutch (n.) A jig for washing ore.

Hutched (imp. & p. p.) of Hutch

Hutching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hutch

Hutch (v. t.) To hoard or lay up, in a chest.

Hutch (v. t.) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.

Hutchunsonian (n.) A follower of John Hutchinson of Yorkshire, England, who believed that the Hebrew Scriptures contained a complete system of natural science and of theology.

Huttonian (a.) Relating to what is now called the Plutonic theory of the earth, first advanced by Dr. James Hutton.

Huxter (n. & v. i.) See Huckster.

Huyghenian (a.) Pertaining to, or invented by, Christian Huyghens, a Dutch astronomer of the seventeenth century; as, the Huyghenian telescope.

Huzz (v. i.) To buzz; to murmur.

Huzza (interj.) A word used as a shout of joy, exultation, approbation, or encouragement.

Huzza (n.) A shout of huzza; a cheer; a hurrah.

Huzzaed (imp. & p. p.) of Huzza

Huzzaing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huzza

Huzza (v. i.) To shout huzza; to cheer.

Huzza (v. t.) To receive or attend with huzzas.

Iulidan (n.) One of the Iulidae, a family of myriapods, of which the genus Iulus is the type. See Iulus.

Iulus (n.) A genus of chilognathous myriapods. The body is long and round, consisting of numerous smooth, equal segments, each of which bears two pairs of short legs. It includes the galleyworms. See Chilognatha.

Jub (n.) A vessel for holding ale or wine; a jug.

Jubae (pl. ) of Juba

Juba (n.) The mane of an animal.

Juba (n.) A loose panicle, the axis of which falls to pieces, as in certain grasses.

Jubate (a.) Fringed with long, pendent hair.

Jube (n.) chancel screen or rood screen.

Jube (n.) gallery above such a screen, from which certain parts of the service were formerly read.

Jubilant (a.) Uttering songs of triumph; shouting with joy; triumphant; exulting.

Jubilantly (adv.) In a jubilant manner.

Jubilar (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, a jubilee.

Jubilate (n.) The third Sunday after Easter; -- so called because the introit is the 66th Psalm, which, in the Latin version, begins with the words, "Jubilate Deo."

Jubilate (n.) A name of the 100th Psalm; -- so called from its opening word in the Latin version.

Jubilate (v. i.) To exult; to rejoice.

Jubilation (n.) A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.

Jubilee (n.) Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners.

Jubilee (n.) The joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions.

Jubilee (n.) A church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty-five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence grated by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist.

Jubilee (n.) A season of general joy.

Jubilee (n.) A state of joy or exultation.

Jucundity (n.) Pleasantness; agreeableness. See Jocundity.

Judahite (n.) One of the tribe of Judah; a member of the kingdom of Judah; a Jew.

Judaic (a.) Alt. of Judaical

Judaical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jews.

Judaically (adv.) After the Jewish manner.

Judaism (n.) The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses.

Judaism (n.) Conformity to the Jewish rites and ceremonies.

Judaist (n.) One who believes and practices Judaism.

Judaistic (a.) Of or pertaining to Judaism.

Judaization (n.) The act of Judaizing; a conforming to the Jewish religion or ritual.

Judaized (imp. & p. p.) of Judaize

Judaizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Judaize

Judaize (v. i.) To conform to the doctrines, observances, or methods of the Jews; to inculcate or impose Judaism.

Judaize (v. t.) To impose Jewish observances or rites upon; to convert to Judaism.

Judaizer (n.) One who conforms to or inculcates Judaism; specifically, pl. (Ch. Hist.), those Jews who accepted Christianity but still adhered to the law of Moses and worshiped in the temple at Jerusalem.

Judas (n.) The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.

Judas (a.) Treacherous; betraying.

Judas-colored (a.) Red; -- from a tradition that Judas Iscariot had red hair and beard.

Juddock (n.) See Jacksnipe.

Judean (a.) Of or pertaining to Judea.

Judean (n.) A native of Judea; a Jew.

Judge (v. i.) A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.

Judge (v. i.) One who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic.

Judge (v. i.) A person appointed to decide in a/trial of skill, speed, etc., between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race.

Judge (v. i.) One of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years.

Judge (v. i.) The title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges.

Judged (imp. & p. p.) of Judge

Judging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Judge

Judge (a.) To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.

Judge (a.) To assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse judgment upon others. See Judge, v. t., 3.

Judge (v. t.) To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about.

Judge (v. t.) To hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties.

Judge (v. t.) To examine and pass sentence on; to try; to doom.

Judge (v. t.) To arrogate judicial authority over; to sit in judgment upon; to be censorious toward.

Judge (v. t.) To determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon.

Judge (v. t.) To exercise the functions of a magistrate over; to govern.

Judger (n.) One who judges.

Judgeship (n.) The office of a judge.

Judgment (v. i.) The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.

Judgment (v. i.) The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.

Judgment (v. i.) The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.

Judgment (v. i.) The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.

Judgment (v. i.) That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: (1) Of individual objects forming a concept. (2) Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.

Judgment (v. i.) That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.

Judgment (v. i.) A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.

Judgment (v. i.) The final award; the last sentence.

Judicable (v. i.) Capable of being judged; capable of being tried or decided upon.

Judicative (a.) Having power to judge; judicial; as, the judicative faculty.

Judicatory (a.) Pertaining to the administration of justice; dispensing justice; judicial; as, judicatory tribunals.

Judicatory (n.) A court of justice; a tribunal.

Judicatory (n.) Administration of justice.

Judicature (n.) The state or profession of those employed in the administration of justice; also, the dispensing or administration of justice.

Judicature (n.) A court of justice; a judicatory.

Judicature (n.) The right of judicial action; jurisdiction; extent jurisdiction of a judge or court.

Judicial (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale.

Judicial (a.) Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind.

Judicial (a.) Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from legislative, administrative, or executive. See Executive.

Judicial (a.) Judicious.

Judicially (adv.) In a judicial capacity or judicial manner.

Judiciary (a.) Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding.

Judiciary (n.) That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on the judiciary.

Judicious (a.) Of or relating to a court; judicial.

Judicious (a.) Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

Judiciously (adv.) In a judicious manner; with good judgment; wisely.

Judiciousness (n.) The quality or state of being judicious; sagacity; sound judgment.

Jug (n.) A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.

Jug (n.) A pitcher; a ewer.

Jug (n.) A prison; a jail; a lockup.

Jugged (imp. & p. p.) of Jug

Jugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jug

Jug (v. t.) To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water; as, to jug a hare.

Jug (v. t.) To commit to jail; to imprison.

Jug (v. i.) To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.

Jug (v. i.) To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges.

Jugal (a.) Relating to a yoke, or to marriage.

Jugal (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the malar, or cheek bone.

Jugata (n. pl.) The figures of two heads on a medal or coin, either side by side or joined.

Jugated (a.) Coupled together.

Juge (n.) A judge.

Jugement (n.) Judgment.

Juger (n.) A Roman measure of land, measuring 28,800 square feet, or 240 feet in length by 120 in breadth.

Jugger (n.) An East Indian falcon. See Lugger.

Juggernaut (n.) One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindoos.

Juggled (imp. & p. p.) of Juggle

Juggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Juggle

Juggle (v. i.) To play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to conjure.

Juggle (v. i.) To practice artifice or imposture.

Juggle (v. t.) To deceive by trick or artifice.

Juggle (n.) A trick by sleight of hand.

Juggle (n.) An imposture; a deception.

Juggle (n.) A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.

Juggler (n.) One who practices or exhibits tricks by sleight of hand; one skilled in legerdemain; a conjurer.

Juggler (n.) A deceiver; a cheat.

Juggleress (n.) A female juggler.

Jugglery (n.) The art or act of a juggler; sleight of hand.

Jugglery (n.) Trickery; imposture; as, political jugglery.

Juggling (a.) Cheating; tricky.

Juggling (n.) Jugglery; underhand practice.

Juggs (n. pl.) See Jougs.

Juglandin (n.) An extractive matter contained in the juice of the green shucks of the walnut (Juglans regia). It is used medicinally as an alterative, and also as a black hair dye.

Juglandine (n.) An alkaloid found in the leaves of the walnut (Juglans regia).

Juglans (n.) A genus of valuable trees, including the true walnut of Europe, and the America black walnut, and butternut.

Juglone (n.) A yellow crystalline substance resembling quinone, extracted from green shucks of the walnut (Juglans regia); -- called also nucin.

Jugular (a.) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein.

Jugular (a.) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.

Jugular (a.) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes.

Jugular (a.) One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the jugular vein.

Jugular (a.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).

Jugulated (imp. & p. p.) of Jugulate

Jugulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jugulate

Jugulate (v. t.) To cut the throat of.

Jugula (pl. ) of Jugulum

Jugulum (n.) The lower throat, or that part of the neck just above the breast.

Juga (pl. ) of Jugum

Jugums (pl. ) of Jugum

Jugum (n.) One of the ridges commonly found on the fruit of umbelliferous plants.

Jugum (n.) A pair of the opposite leaflets of a pinnate plant.

Juice (n.) The characteristic fluid of any vegetable or animal substance; the sap or part which can be expressed from fruit, etc.; the fluid part which separates from meat in cooking.

Juice (v. t.) To moisten; to wet.

Juiceless (a.) Lacking juice; dry.

Juiciness (n.) The state or quality of being juicy; succulence plants.

Juicy (superl.) A bounding with juice; succulent.

Juise (n.) Judgment; justice; sentence.

Jujube (n.) The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the genus Zizyphus, especially the Z. jujuba, Z. vulgaris, Z. mucronata, and Z. Lotus. The last named is thought to have furnished the lotus of the ancient Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters.

Juke (v. i.) To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.

Juke (n.) The neck of a bird.

Juke (v. i.) To perch on anything, as birds do.

Julaceous (a.) Like an ament, or bearing aments; amentaceous.

Julep (n.) A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs

Julep (n.) a sweet, demulcent, acidulous, or mucilaginous mixture, used as a vehicle.

Julep (n.) A beverage composed of brandy, whisky, or some other spirituous liquor, with sugar, pounded ice, and sprigs of mint; -- called also mint julep.

Julian (a.) Relating to, or derived from, Julius Caesar.

Julienne (n.) A kind of soup containing thin slices or shreds of carrots, onions, etc.

Juliform (a.) Having the shape or appearance of a julus or catkin.

Juli (pl. ) of Julus

Julus (n.) A catkin or ament. See Ament.

Julies (pl. ) of July

July (n.) The seventh month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

July-flower (n.) See Gillyflower.

Jumart (n.) The fabled offspring of a bull and a mare.

Jumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Jumble

Jumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jumble

Jumble (v. t.) To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; -- often followed by together or up.

Jumble (v. i.) To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly.

Jumble (n.) A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words.

Jumble (n.) A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.

Jumblement (n.) Confused mixture.

Jumbler (n.) One who confuses things.

Jumblingly (adv.) In a confused manner.

Jument (n.) A beast; especially, a beast of burden.

Jump (n.) A kind of loose jacket for men.

Jump (n.) A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.

Jumped (imp. & p. p.) of Jump

Jumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jump

Jump (v. i.) To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.

Jump (v. i.) To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.

Jump (v. i.) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with.

Jump (v. t.) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.

Jump (v. t.) To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.

Jump (v. t.) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.

Jump (v. t.) To join by a butt weld.

Jump (v. t.) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.

Jump (v. t.) To bore with a jumper.

Jump (n.) The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.

Jump (n.) An effort; an attempt; a venture.

Jump (n.) The space traversed by a leap.

Jump (n.) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.

Jump (n.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.

Jump (a.) Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.

Jump (adv.) Exactly; pat.

Jumper (n.) One who, or that which, jumps.

Jumper (n.) A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen.

Jumper (n.) A rude kind of sleigh; -- usually, a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.

Jumper (n.) The larva of the cheese fly. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.

Jumper (n.) A name applied in the 18th century to certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.

Jumper (n.) spring to impel the star wheel, also a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.

Jumper (n.) A loose upper garment

Jumper (n.) A sort of blouse worn by workmen over their ordinary dress to protect it.

Jumper (n.) A fur garment worn in Arctic journeys.

Jumping (p. a. & vb. n.) of Jump, to leap.

Jumpweld (v. t.) See Buttweld, v. t.

Juncaceous (a.) Of. pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Juncaceae), of which the common rush (Juncus) is the type.

Juncate (n.) See Junket.

Juncite (n.) A fossil rush.

Junco (n.) Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finches; -- called also snowbird, or blue snowbird.

Juncous (a.) Full of rushes: resembling rushes; juncaceous.

Junction (n.) The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or detachments; the junction of paths.

Junction (n.) The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more lines of railway meet or cross.

Juncture (n.) A joining; a union; an alliance.

Juncture (n.) The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint; an articulation; a seam; as, the junctures of a vessel or of the bones.

Juncture (n.) A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency.

June (n.) The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days.

Juneating (n.) A kind of early apple.

Juneberry (n.) The small applelike berry of American trees of genus Amelanchier; -- also called service berry.

Juneberry (n.) The shrub or tree which bears this fruit; -- also called shad bush, and had tree.

Jungermanniae (pl. ) of Jungermannia

Jungermannia (n.) A genus of hepatic mosses, now much circumscribed, but formerly comprising most plants of the order, which is sometimes therefore called Jungermanniaceae.

Jungle (n.) A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

Jungly (a.) Consisting of jungles; abounding with jungles; of the nature of a jungle.

Junior (a.) Less advanced in age than another; younger.

Junior (a.) Lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.

Junior (a.) Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior, n., 2.

Junior (n.) Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.

Junior (n.) A younger person.

Junior (n.) Hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges, one in the third year of his course, one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior; in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one in the second year, of a three years' course.

Juniority (n.) The state or quality of being junior.

Juniper (n.) Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferae.

Juniperin (n.) A yellow amorphous substance extracted from juniper berries.

Juniperite (n.) One of the fossil Coniferae, evidently allied to the juniper.

Junk (n.) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.

Junk (n.) Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

Junk (n.) Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers.

Junk (n.) Hard salted beef supplied to ships.

Junk (n.) A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.

Junker (n.) A young German noble or squire; esp., a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia.

Junkerism (n.) The principles of the aristocratic party in Prussia.

Junket (n.) A cheese cake; a sweetmeat; any delicate food.

Junket (n.) A feast; an entertainment.

Junket (v. i.) To feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the public cost.

Junketed (imp. & p. p.) of Junket

Junketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Junket

Junket (v. t.) To give entertainment to; to feast.

Junketing (n.) A feast or entertainment; a revel.

Junketries (n. pl.) Sweetmeats.

Junos (pl. ) of June

June (n.) The sister and wife of Jupiter, the queen of heaven, and the goddess who presided over marriage. She corresponds to the Greek Hera.

June (n.) One of the early discovered asteroids.

Juntas (pl. ) of Junta

Junta (n.) A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; esp., the grand council of state in Spain.

Juntos (pl. ) of Junto

Junto (n.) A secret council to deliberate on affairs of government or politics; a number of men combined for party intrigue; a faction; a cabal; as, a junto of ministers; a junto of politicians.

Junartie (n.) Jeopardy.

Jupati palm () A great Brazilian palm tree (Raphia taedigera), used by the natives for many purposes.

Jupe (n.) Same as Jupon.

Jupiter (n.) The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He corresponds to the Greek Zeus.

Jupiter (n.) One of the planets, being the brightest except Venus, and the largest of them all, its mean diameter being about 85,000 miles. It revolves about the sun in 4,332.6 days, at a mean distance of 5.2028 from the sun, the earth's mean distance being taken as unity.

Jupon (n.) Alt. of Juppon

Juppon (n.) A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips.

Juppon (n.) A petticoat.

Jura (n.) 1. A range of mountains between France and Switzerland.

Jura (n.) The Jurassic period. See Jurassic.

Jural (a.) Pertaining to natural or positive right.

Jural (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisprudence.

Juramenta (pl. ) of Juramentum

Juramentum (n.) An oath.

Jurassic (a.) Of the age of the middle Mesozoic, including, as divided in England and Europe, the Lias, Oolite, and Wealden; -- named from certain rocks of the Jura mountains.

Jurassic (n.) The Jurassic period or formation; -- called also the Jura.

Jurat (n.) A person under oath; specifically, an officer of the nature of an alderman, in certain municipal corporations in England.

Jurat (n.) The memorandum or certificate at the end of an asffidavit, or a bill or answer in chancery, showing when, before whom, and (in English practice), where, it was sworn or affirmed.

Juratory (a.) Relating to or comprising an oath; as, juratory caution.

Jura-trias (n.) A term applied to many American Mesozoic strata, in which the characteristics of the Jurassic and Triassic periods appear to be blended.

Jurdiccion (n.) Jurisdiction.

Jurdon (n.) Jordan.

Jurel (n.) A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts (Caranx chrysos), most abundant southward, where it is valued as a food fish; -- called also hardtail, horse crevalle, jack, buffalo jack, skipjack, yellow mackerel, and sometimes, improperly, horse mackerel. Other species of Caranx (as C. fallax) are also sometimes called jurel.

Juridic (a.) Alt. of Juridical

Juridical (a.) Pertaining to a judge or to jurisprudence; acting in the distribution of justice; used in courts of law; according to law; legal; as, juridical law.

Juridically (adv.) In a juridical manner.

Jurisconsult (n.) A man learned in the civil law; an expert in juridical science; a professor of jurisprudence; a jurist.

Jurisdiction (a.) The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to hear and determine causes, to try criminals, or to execute justice; judicial authority over a cause or class of causes; as, certain suits or actions, or the cognizance of certain crimes, are within the jurisdiction of a particular court, that is, within the limits of its authority or commission.

Jurisdiction (a.) The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.

Jurisdiction (a.) Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.

Jurisdictional (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisdiction; as jurisdictional rights.

Jurisdictive (a.) Having jurisdiction.

Jurisprudence (a.) The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice.

Jurisprudent (a.) Understanding law; skilled in jurisprudence.

Jurisprudent (n.) One skilled in law or jurisprudence.

Jurisprudential (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisprudence.

Jurist (a.) One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and international law.

Juristic (a.) Alt. of Juristical

Juristical (a.) Of or pertaining to a jurist, to the legal profession, or to jurisprudence.

Juror (n.) A member of a jury; a juryman.

Juror (n.) A member of any jury for awarding prizes, etc.

Jury (a.) For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.

Juries (pl. ) of Jury

Jury (a.) A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest.

Jury (a.) A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize.

Jurymen (pl. ) of Juryman

Juryman (n.) One who is impaneled on a jury, or who serves as a juror.

Jury-rigged (a.) Rigged for temporary service. See Jury, a.

Jussi (n.) A delicate fiber, produced in the Philippine Islands from an unidentified plant, of which dresses, etc., are made.

Just (a.) Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things.

Just (a.) Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.

Just (a.) Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.

Just (adv.) Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.

Just (adv.) Closely; nearly; almost.

Just (adv.) Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.

Just (v. i.) To joust.

Just (n.) A joust.

Justice (a.) The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.

Justice (a.) Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.

Justice (a.) The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.

Justice (a.) Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.

Justice (a.) A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.

Justice (v. t.) To administer justice to.

Justiceable (a.) Liable to trial in a court of justice.

Justicehood (n.) Justiceship.

Justicement (n.) Administration of justice; procedure in courts of justice.

Justicer (n.) One who administers justice; a judge.

Justiceship (n.) The office or dignity of a justice.

Justiciable (a.) Proper to be examined in a court of justice.

Justiciar (n.) Same as Justiciary.

Justiciary (n.) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts.

Justico (n.) Alt. of Justicoat

Justicoat (n.) Formerly, a close coat or waistcoat with sleeves.

Justifiable (a.) Capable of being justified, or shown to be just.

Justification (n.) The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense; vindication; support; as, arguments in justification of the prisoner's conduct; his disobedience admits justification.

Justification (n.) The showing in court of a sufficient lawful reason why a party charged or accused did that for which he is called to answer.

Justification (n.) The act of justifying, or the state of being justified, in respect to God's requirements.

Justification (n.) Adjustment of type by spacing it so as to make it exactly fill a line, or of a cut so as to hold it in the right place; also, the leads, quads, etc., used for making such adjustment.

Justificative (a.) Having power to justify; justificatory.

Justificator (n.) One who justifies or vindicates; a justifier.

Justificatory (a.) Vindicatory; defensory; justificative.

Justifier (n.) One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or absolves.

Justified (imp. & p. p.) of Justify

Justifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Justify

Justify (a.) To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.

Justify (a.) To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.

Justify (a.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.

Justify (a.) To prove; to ratify; to confirm.

Justify (a.) To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.

Justify (v. i.) To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.

Justify (v. i.) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.

Justinian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Institutes or laws of the Roman Justinian.

Justle (v. i.) To run or strike against each other; to encounter; to clash; to jostle.

Justled (imp. & p. p.) of Justle

Justling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Justle

Justle (v. t.) To push; to drive; to force by running against; to jostle.

Justle (n.) An encounter or shock; a jostle.

Justly (a.) In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately.

Justness (n.) The quality of being just; conformity to truth, propriety, accuracy, exactness, and the like; justice; reasonableness; fairness; equity; as, justness of proportions; the justness of a description or representation; the justness of a cause.

Jutted (imp. & p. p.) of Jut

Jutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jut

Jut (v. i.) To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body; as, the jutting part of a building.

Jut (v. i.) To butt.

Jut (n.) That which projects or juts; a projection.

Jut (n.) A shove; a push.

Jute (n.) The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian Corchorus olitorius, and C. capsularis; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc.

Jutes (n. pl.) Jutlanders; one of the Low German tribes, a portion of which settled in Kent, England, in the 5th century.

Jutlander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Jutland in Denmark.

Jutlandish (a.) Of or pertaining to Jutland, or to the people of Jutland.

Jutting (a.) Projecting, as corbels, cornices, etc.

Jutty (n.) A projection in a building; also, a pier or mole; a jetty.

Jutty (v. t. & i.) To project beyond.

Juvenal (n.) A youth.

Juvenescence (n.) A growing young.

Juvenescent (a.) Growing or becoming young.

Juvenile (a.) Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance.

Juvenile (a.) Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.

Juvenile (n.) A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly.

Juvenileness (n.) The state or quality of being juvenile; juvenility.

Juvenilities (pl. ) of Juvenility

Juvenility (n.) Youthfulness; adolescence.

Juvenility (n.) The manners or character of youth; immaturity.

Juvia (n.) A Brazilian name for the lofty myrtaceous tree (Bertholetia excelsa) which produces the large seeds known as Brazil nuts.

Juwansa (n.) The camel's thorn. See under Camel.

Juwise (n.) Same as Juise.

Juxtapose (v. t.) To place in juxtaposition.

Juxtaposited (imp. & p. p.) of Juxtaposit

Juxtapositing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Juxtaposit

Juxtaposit (v. t.) To place in close connection or contiguity; to juxtapose.

Juxtaposition (v. i.) A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words.

Junold (a.) See Gimmal.

Kuda (n.) The East Indian tapir. See Tapir.

Kudos (n.) Glory; fame; renown; praise.

Kudos (v. t.) To praise; to extol; to glorify.

Kudu (n.) See Koodoo.

Kufic (a.) See Cufic.

Kukang (n.) The slow lemur. See Lemur.

Kuklux (n.) The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the repression of the political power of the freedmen; -- called also Kuklux Klan.

Kulan (n.) See Koulan.

Kumish (n.) Alt. of Kumiss

Kumiss (n.) See Koumiss.

Kummel (n.) A Russian and German liqueur, consisting of a sweetened spirit flavored with caraway seeds.

Kumquat (n.) A small tree of the genus Citrus (C. Japonica) growing in China and Japan; also, its small acid, orange-colored fruit used for preserves.

Kupfernickel (n.) Copper-nickel; niccolite. See Niccolite.

Kurd (n.) A native or inhabitant of a mountainous region of Western Asia belonging to the Turkish and Persian monarchies.

Kurdish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurds.

Kurilian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurile Islands, a chain of islands in the Pacific ocean, extending from the southern extremity of Kamschatka to Yesso.

Kurilian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of the Kurile Islands.

Kursaal (n.) A public hall or room, for the use of visitors at watering places and health resorts in Germany.

Kusimanse (n.) A carnivorous animal (Crossarchus obscurus) of tropical Africa. It its allied to the civets. Called also kusimansel, and mangue.

Kuskus () See Vetiver.

Kussier (n.) (Mus.) A Turkish instrument of music, with a hollow body covered with skin, over which five strings are stretched.

Kutauss (n.) The India civet (Viverra zibetha).

Kutch (n.) The packet of vellum leaves in which the gold is first beaten into thin sheets.

Kutch (n.) See Catechu.

Lu (n. & v. t.) See Loo.

Lubbard (n.) A lubber.

Lubbard (a.) Lubberly.

Lubber (n.) A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.

Lubberly (a.) Like a lubber; clumsy.

Lubberly (adv.) Clumsily; awkwardly.

Lubric (a.) Alt. of Lubrical

Lubrical (a.) Having a smooth surface; slippery.

Lubrical (a.) Lascivious; wanton; lewd.

Lubricant (a.) Lubricating.

Lubricant (n.) That which lubricates; specifically, a substance, as oil, grease, plumbago, etc., used for reducing the friction of the working parts of machinery.

Lubricate (v. t.) To make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are applied.

Lubricate (v. t.) To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.

Lubrication (n.) The act of lubricating; the act of making slippery.

Lubricator (n.) One who, or that which, lubricates.

Lubricator (n.) A contrivance, as an oil cup, for supplying a lubricant to machinery.

Lubricitate (v. i.) See Lubricate.

Lubricity (n.) Smoothness; freedom from friction; also, property, which diminishes friction; as, the lubricity of oil.

Lubricity (n.) Slipperiness; instability; as, the lubricity of fortune.

Lubricity (n.) Lasciviousness; propensity to lewdness; lewdness; lechery; incontinency.

Lubricous (a.) Lubric.

Lubrification (n.) Alt. of Lubrifaction

Lubrifaction (n.) The act of lubricating, or making smooth.

Lucarne (n.) A dormer window.

Lucchese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Lucca, in Tuscany; in the plural, the people of Lucca.

Luce (n.) A pike when full grown.

Lucency (n.) The quality of being lucent.

Lucent (a.) Shining; bright; resplendent.

Lucern (n.) A sort of hunting dog; -- perhaps from Lucerne, in Switzerland.

Lucern (n.) An animal whose fur was formerly much in request (by some supposed to be the lynx).

Lucern (n.) A leguminous plant (Medicago sativa), having bluish purple cloverlike flowers, cultivated for fodder; -- called also alfalfa.

Lucern (n.) A lamp.

Lucernal (a.) Of or pertaining to a lamp.

Lucernaria (n.) A genus of acalephs, having a bell-shaped body with eight groups of short tentacles around the margin. It attaches itself by a sucker at the base of the pedicel.

Lucernarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lucernarida.

Lucernarian (n.) One of the Lucernarida.

lucernarida (n. pl.) A division of acalephs, including Lucernaria and allied genera; -- called also Calycozoa.

lucernarida (n. pl.) A more extensive group of acalephs, including both the true lucernarida and the Discophora.

Lucerne (n.) See Lucern, the plant.

Lucid (n.) Shining; bright; resplendent; as, the lucid orbs of heaven.

Lucid (n.) Clear; transparent.

Lucid (n.) Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.

Lucid (n.) Bright with the radiance of intellect; not darkened or confused by delirium or madness; marked by the regular operations of reason; as, a lucid interval.

Lucidity (n.) The quality or state of being lucid.

Lucidly (adv.) In a lucid manner.

Lucidness (n.) The quality of being lucid; lucidity.

Lucifer (n.) The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.

Lucifer (n.) Hence, Satan.

Lucifer (n.) A match made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; -- called also lucifer match, and locofoco. See Locofoco.

Lucifer (n.) A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.

Luciferian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lucifer; having the pride of Lucifer; satanic; devilish.

Luciferian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Luciferians or their leader.

Luciferian (n.) One of the followers of Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century, who separated from the orthodox churches because they would not go as far as he did in opposing the Arians.

Luciferous (a.) Giving light; affording light or means of discovery.

Luciferously (adv.) In a luciferous manner.

Lucific (a.) Producing light.

Luciform (a.) Having, in some respects, the nature of light; resembling light.

Lucifrian (a.) Luciferian; satanic.

Lucimeter (n.) an instrument for measuring the intensity of light; a photometer.

Luck (n.) That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used for good luck; as, luck is better than skill.

Luckily (adv.) In a lucky manner; by good fortune; fortunately; -- used in a good sense; as, they luckily escaped injury.

Luckiness (n.) The state or quality of being lucky; as, the luckiness of a man or of an event.

Luckiness (n.) Good fortune; favorable issue or event.

Luckless (a.) Being without luck; unpropitious; unfortunate; unlucky; meeting with ill success or bad fortune; as, a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.

Lucky (superl.) Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; -- said of persons; as, a lucky adventurer.

Lucky (superl.) Producing, or resulting in, good by chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate; as, a lucky mistake; a lucky cast; a lucky hour.

Lucky proach () See Fatherlasher.

Lucrative (a.) Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.

Lucrative (a.) Greedy of gain.

Lucratively (adv.) In a lucrative manner.

Lucre (n.) Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; -- often in an ill sense.

Lucriferous (a.) Gainful; profitable.

Lucrific (a.) Producing profit; gainful.

Luctation (n.) Effort to overcome in contest; struggle; endeavor.

Luctual (a.) Producing grief; saddening.

Lucubrated (imp. & p. p.) of Lucubrate

Lucubrated (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lucubrate

Lucubrate (n.) To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.

Lucubrate (v. t.) To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.

Lucubration (n.) The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.

Lucubration (n.) That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.

Lucubrator (n.) One who studies by night; also, one who produces lucubrations.

Lucubratory (a.) Composed by candlelight, or by night; of or pertaining to night studies; laborious or painstaking.

Lucule (n.) A spot or fleck on the sun brighter than the surrounding surface.

Luculent (a.) Lucid; clear; transparent.

Luculent (a.) Clear; evident; luminous.

Luculent (a.) Bright; shining in beauty.

Luculently (adv.) In a luculent manner; clearly.

Lucullite (n.) A variety of black limestone, often polished for ornamental purposes.

Lucuma (n.) An American genus of sapotaceous trees bearing sweet and edible fruits.

Luddite (n.) One of a number of riotous persons in England, who for six years (1811-17) tried to prevent the use of labor-saving machinery by breaking it, burning factories, etc.; -- so called from Ned Lud, a half-witted man who some years previously had broken stocking frames.

Ludibrious (a.) Sportive; ridiculous; wanton.

Ludibund (a.) Sportive.

Ludicrous (a.) Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.

Ludification (n.) The act of deriding.

Ludificatory (a.) Making sport; tending to excite derision.

Ludlamite (n.) A mineral occurring in small, green, transparent, monoclinic crystals. It is a hydrous phosphate of iron.

Ludlow group () A subdivision of the British Upper Silurian lying below the Old Red Sandstone; -- so named from the Ludlow, in Western England. See the Chart of Geology.

Ludwigite (n.) A borate of iron and magnesia, occurring in fibrous masses of a blackish green color.

Lues (n.) Disease, especially of a contagious kind.

Luff (n.) The side of a ship toward the wind.

Luff (n.) The act of sailing a ship close to the wind.

Luff (n.) The roundest part of a ship's bow.

Luff (n.) The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails.

Luffed (imp. & p. p.) of Luff

Luffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Luff

Luff (v. i.) To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the vessel sail nearer the wind.

Luffer (n.) See Louver.

Lug (n.) The ear, or its lobe.

Lug (n.) That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.

Lug (n.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.

Lug (n.) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.

Lug (n.) The lugworm.

Lugged (imp. & p. p.) of Lug

Lugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lug

Lug (v. i.) To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.

Lug (v. i.) To move slowly and heavily.

Lug (n.) The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug.

Lug (n.) Anything which moves slowly.

Lug (n.) A rod or pole.

Lug (n.) A measure of length, being 16/ feet; a rod, pole, or perch.

Luggage (n.) That which is lugged; anything cumbrous and heavy to be carried; especially, a traveler's trunks, baggage, etc., or their contents.

Lugger (n.) A small vessel having two or three masts, and a running bowsprit, and carrying lugsails. See Illustration in Appendix.

Lugger (n.) An Indian falcon (Falco jugger), similar to the European lanner and the American prairie falcon.

Lugmark (n.) A mark cut into the ear of an animal to identify it; an earmark.

Lugsail (n.) A square sail bent upon a yard that hangs obliquely to the mast and is raised or lowered with the sail.

Lugubrious (a.) Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look.

Lugworm (n.) A large marine annelid (Arenicola marina) having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back. It is found burrowing in sandy beaches, both in America and Europe, and is used for bait by European fishermen. Called also lobworm, and baitworm.

Luke (a.) Moderately warm; not hot; tepid.

Lukewarm (a.) Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent.

Lulled (imp. & p. p.) of Lull

Lulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lull

Lull (v. t.) To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.

Lull (v. i.) To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time; as, the storm lulls.

Lull (n.) The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby.

Lull (n.) A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.

lullaby (v. t.) A song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep; that which quiets.

lullaby (v. t.) Hence: Good night; good-by.

Luller (n.) One who, or that which, lulls.

Lullingly (adv.) In a lulling manner; soothingly.

Lum (n.) A chimney.

Lum (n.) A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.

Lum (n.) A woody valley; also, a deep pool.

Lumachel (n.) Alt. of Lumachella

Lumachella (n.) A grayish brown limestone, containing fossil shells, which reflect a beautiful play of colors. It is also called fire marble, from its fiery reflections.

Lumbaginous (a.) Of or pertaining to lumbago.

Lumbago (n.) A rheumatic pain in the loins and the small of the back.

Lumbar (a.) Alt. of Lumbal

Lumbal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or near, the loins; as, the lumbar arteries.

Lumber (n.) A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.

Lumber (n.) Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.

Lumber (n.) Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber.

Lumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Lumber

Lumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lumber

Lumber (b. t.) To heap together in disorder.

Lumber (b. t.) To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.

Lumber (v. i.) To move heavily, as if burdened.

Lumber (v. i.) To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.

Lumber (v. i.) To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.

Lumberer (n.) One employed in lumbering, cutting, and getting logs from the forest for lumber; a lumberman.

Lumbering (n.) The business of cutting or getting timber or logs from the forest for lumber.

Lumbermen (pl. ) of Lumberman

Lumberman (n.) One who is engaged in lumbering as a business or employment.

Lumbosacral (n.) Of or pertaining to the loins and sacrum; as, the lumbosacral nerve, a branch of one of the lumber nerves which passes over the sacrum.

Lumbric (n.) An earthworm, or a worm resembling an earthworm.

Lumbrical (a.) Resembling a worm; as, the lumbrical muscles of the hands of the hands and feet.

Lumbrical (n.) A lumbrical muscle.

Lumbriciform (a.) Resembling an earthworm; vermiform.

Lumbricoid (a.) Like an earthworm; belonging to the genus Lumbricus, or family Lumbricidae.

Lumbricus (n.) A genus of annelids, belonging to the Oligochaeta, and including the common earthworms. See Earthworm.

Luminant (a.) Luminous.

Luminaries (pl. ) of Luminary

Luminary (n.) Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies.

Luminary (n.) One who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary.

Luminate (v. t.) To illuminate.

Lumination (n.) Illumination.

Lumine (v. i.) To illumine.

Luminiferous (a.) Producing light; yielding light; transmitting light; as, the luminiferous ether.

Luminosity (n.) The quality or state of being luminous; luminousness.

Luminous (a.) Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

Luminous (a.) Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.

Luminous (a.) Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.

Lummox (n.) A fat, ungainly, stupid person; an awkward bungler.

Lump (n.) A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore.

Lump (n.) A mass or aggregation of things.

Lump (n.) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

Lumped (imp. & p. p.) of Lump

Lumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lump

Lump (v. i.) To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.

Lump (v. i.) To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.

Lump (v. i.) To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he does n't like it, he can lump it.

Lumper (n.) The European eelpout; -- called also lumpen.

Lumper (n.) One who lumps.

Lumper (n.) A laborer who is employed to load or unload vessels when in harbor.

Lumpfish (n.) A large, thick, clumsy, marine fish (Cyclopterus lumpus) of Europe and America. The color is usually translucent sea green, sometimes purplish. It has a dorsal row of spiny tubercles, and three rows on each side, but has no scales. The ventral fins unite and form a ventral sucker for adhesion to stones and seaweeds. Called also lumpsucker, cock-paddle, sea owl.

Lumping (a.) Bulky; heavy.

Lumpish (a.) Like a lump; inert; gross; heavy; dull; spiritless.

Lumpsucker (n.) The lumprish.

Lumpy (superl.) Full of lumps, or small compact masses.

Luna (n.) The moon.

Luna (n.) Silver.

Lunacies (pl. ) of Lunacy

Lunacy (n.) Insanity or madness; properly, the kind of insanity which is broken by intervals of reason, -- formerly supposed to be influenced by the changes of the moon; any form of unsoundness of mind, except idiocy; mental derangement or alienation.

Lunacy (n.) A morbid suspension of good sense or judgment, as through fanaticism.

Lunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.

Lunar (a.) Resembling the moon; orbed.

Lunar (a.) Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar month.

Lunar (a.) Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties; as, lunar herbs.

Lunar (n.) A lunar distance.

Lunar (n.) The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus; -- called also semilunar, and intermedium.

Lunarian (n.) An inhabitant of the moon.

Lunary (a.) Lunar.

Lunary (n.) The herb moonwort or "honesty".

Lunary (n.) A low fleshy fern (Botrychium Lunaria) with lunate segments of the leaf or frond.

Lunate (a.) Alt. of Lunated

Lunated (a.) Crescent-shaped; as, a lunate leaf; a lunate beak; a lunated cross.

Lunatic (a.) Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.

Lunatic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.

Lunatic (n.) A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.

Lunation (n.) The period of a synodic revolution of the moon, or the time from one new moon to the next; varying in length, at different times, from about 29/ to 29/ days, the average length being 29 d., 12h., 44m., 2.9s.

Lunch (n.) A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner.

Lunched (imp. & p. p.) of Lunch

Lunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lunch

Lunch (v. i.) To take luncheon.

Luncheon (n.) A lump of food.

Luncheon (n.) A portion of food taken at any time except at a regular meal; an informal or light repast, as between breakfast and dinner.

Luncheon (v. i.) To take luncheon.

Lune (n.) Anything in the shape of a half moon.

Lune (n.) A figure in the form of a crescent, bounded by two intersecting arcs of circles.

Lune (n.) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak.

Lunet (n.) A little moon or satellite.

Lunette (n.) A fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See Bastion.

Lunette (n.) A half horseshoe, which wants the sponge.

Lunette (n.) A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles.

Lunette (n.) A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.

Lunette (n.) Any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing line.

Lunette (n.) An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.

Lung (n.) An organ for aerial respiration; -- commonly in the plural.

Lunge (n.) A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.

Lunged (imp. & p. p.) of Lunge

Lunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lunge

Lunge (v. i.) To make a lunge.

Lunge (v. t.) To cause to go round in a ring, as a horse, while holding his halter.

Lunge (n.) Same as Namaycush.

Lunged (a.) Having lungs, or breathing organs similar to lungs.

Lungfish (n.) Any fish belonging to the Dipnoi; -- so called because they have both lungs and gills.

Lung-grown (a.) Having lungs that adhere to the pleura.

Lungie (n.) A guillemot.

Lungis (n.) A lingerer; a dull, drowsy fellow.

Lungless (a.) Being without lungs.

Lungoor (n.) A long-tailed monkey (Semnopithecus schislaceus), from the mountainous districts of India.

Lungworm (n.) Any one of several species of parasitic nematoid worms which infest the lungs and air passages of cattle, sheep, and other animals, often proving fatal. The lungworm of cattle (Strongylus micrurus) and that of sheep (S. filaria) are the best known.

Lungwort (n.) An herb of the genus Pulmonaria (P. officinalis), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung.

Lungwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Mertensia (esp. M. Virginica and M. Sibirica) plants nearly related to Pulmonaria. The American lungwort is Mertensia Virginica, Virginia cowslip.

Lunicurrent (a.) Having relation to changes in currents that depend on the moon's phases.

Luniform (a.) Resembling the moon in shape.

Lunisolar (a.) Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon.

Lunistice (n.) The farthest point of the moon's northing and southing, in its monthly revolution.

Lunitidal (a.) Pertaining to tidal movements dependent on the moon.

Lunt (n.) The match cord formerly used in firing cannon.

Lunt (n.) A puff of smoke.

Lunulae (pl. ) of Lunula

Lunula (n.) Same as Lunule.

Lunular (a.) Having a form like that of the new moon; shaped like a crescent.

Lunulate (a.) Alt. of Lunulated

Lunulated (a.) Resembling a small crescent.

Lunule (n.) Anything crescent-shaped; a crescent-shaped part or mark; a lunula, a lune.

Lunule (n.) A lune. See Lune.

Lunule (n.) A small or narrow crescent.

Lunule (n.) A special area in front of the beak of many bivalve shells. It sometimes has the shape of a double crescent, but is oftener heart-shaped. See Illust. of Bivalve.

Lunulet (n.) A small spot, shaped like a half-moon or crescent; as, the lunulet on the wings of many insects.

Lunulite (n.) Any bryozoan of the genus Lunulites, having a more or less circular form.

Luny (a.) Crazy; mentally unsound.

Lupercal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lupercalia.

Lupercal (n.) A grotto on the Palatine Hill sacred to Lupercus, the Lycean Pan.

Lupercalia (n. pl.) A feast of the Romans in honor of Lupercus, or Pan.

Lupine (n.) A leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, especially L. albus, the seeds of which have been used for food from ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United States is L. perennis. There are many species in California.

Lupine (n.) Wolfish; ravenous.

Lupinin (n.) A glucoside found in the seeds of several species of lupine, and extracted as a yellowish white crystalline substance.

Lupinine (n.) An alkaloid found in several species of lupine (Lupinus luteus, L. albus, etc.), and extracted as a bitter crystalline substance.

Lupulin (n.) A bitter principle extracted from hops.

Lupulin (n.) The fine yellow resinous powder found upon the strobiles or fruit of hops, and containing this bitter principle.

Lupuline (n.) An alkaloid extracted from hops as a colorless volatile liquid.

Lupulinic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, hops; specifically, designating an acid obtained by the decomposition of lupulin.

Lupus (n.) A cutaneous disease occurring under two distinct forms.

Lupus (n.) The Wolf, a constellation situated south of Scorpio.

Lurcation (n.) Gluttony; gormandizing.

Lurch (v. i.) To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.

Lurch (n.) An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.

Lurch (n.) A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch.

Lurch (v. t.) To leave in the lurch; to cheat.

Lurch (v. t.) To steal; to rob.

Lurch (n.) A sudden roll of a ship to one side, as in heavy weather; hence, a swaying or staggering movement to one side, as that by a drunken man. Fig.: A sudden and capricious inclination of the mind.

Lurched (imp. & p. p.) of Lurch

Lurching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lurch

Lurch (v. i.) To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man.

Lurch (v. i.) To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk.

Lurch (v. i.) To dodge; to shift; to play tricks.

Lurcher (n.) One that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher.

Lurcher (n.) One of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently, by scent, and is often used by poachers.

Lurcher (n.) A glutton; a gormandizer.

Lurchline (n.) The line by which a fowling net was pulled over so as to inclose the birds.

Lurdan (a.) Stupid; blockish.

Lurdan (n.) A blockhead.

Lure (n.) A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.

Lure (n.) Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.

Lure (n.) A velvet smoothing brush.

Lured (imp. & p. p.) of Lure

Luring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lure

Lure (n.) To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.

Lure (v. i.) To recall a hawk or other animal.

Lurg (n.) A large marine annelid (Nephthys caeca), inhabiting the sandy shores of Europe and America. It is whitish, with a pearly luster, and grows to the length of eight or ten inches.

Lurid (a.) Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.

Lurid (a.) Having a brown color tonged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.

Lurid (a.) Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.

Lurked (imp. & p. p.) of Lurk

Lurking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lurk

Lurk (v. i.) To lie hid; to lie in wait.

Lurk (v. i.) To keep out of sight.

Lurker (n.) One who lurks.

Lurker (n.) A small fishing boat.

Lurry (n.) A confused heap; a throng, as of persons; a jumble, as of sounds.

Luscious (a.) Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich.

Luscious (a.) Cloying; fulsome.

Luscious (a.) Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.

Lusern (n.) A lynx. See 1st Lucern and Loup-cervier.

Lush (a.) Full of juice or succulence.

Lushburg (n.) See Lussheburgh.

Lusitanian (a.) Pertaining to Lusitania, the ancient name of the region almost coinciding with Portugal.

Lusitanian (n.) One of the people of Lusitania.

Lusk (a.) Lazy; slothful.

Lusk (n.) A lazy fellow; a lubber.

Lusk (v. i.) To be idle or unemployed.

Luskish (a.) Inclined to be lazy.

Lusorious (a.) Alt. of Lusory

Lusory (a.) Used in play; sportive; playful.

Lussheburgh (n.) A spurious coin of light weight imported into England from Luxemburg, or Lussheburgh, as it was formerly called.

Lust (n.) Pleasure.

Lust (n.) Inclination; desire.

Lust (n.) Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain.

Lust (n.) Licentious craving; sexual appetite.

Lust (n.) Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.

Lusted (imp. & p. p.) of Lust

Lusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lust

Lust (n.) To list; to like.

Lust (n.) To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after.

Luster (n.) One who lusts.

Luster Lustre (n.) A period of five years; a lustrum.

Luster (n.) Alt. of Lustre

Lustre (n.) Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter.

Lustre (n.) Renown; splendor; distinction; glory.

Lustre (n.) A candlestick, chandelier, girandole, or the like, generally of an ornamental character.

Lustre (n.) The appearance of the surface of a mineral as affected by, or dependent upon, peculiarities of its reflecting qualities.

Lustre (n.) A substance which imparts luster to a surface, as plumbago and some of the glazes.

Lustre (n.) A fabric of wool and cotton with a lustrous surface, -- used for women's dresses.

Lustred (imp. & p. p.) of Lustre

Lustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lustre

Lustring () of Lustre

Luster (v. t.) Alt. of Lustre

Lustre (v. t.) To make lustrous.

Lustering (n.) The act or process of imparting a luster, as to pottery.

Lustering (n.) The brightening of a metal in the crucible when it becomes pure, as in certain refining processes.

Lusterless (a.) Alt. of Lustreless

Lustreless (a.) Destitute of luster; dim; dull.

Lustful (a.) Full of lust; excited by lust.

Lustful (a.) Exciting lust; characterized by lust or sensuality.

Lustful (a.) Strong; lusty.

Lustic (a.) Lusty; vigorous.

Lustihead (n.) See Lustihood.

Lustihood (n.) State of being lusty; vigor of body.

Lustily (adv.) In a lusty or vigorous manner.

Lustiness (n.) State of being lusty; vigor; strength.

Lustless (a.) Lacking vigor; weak; spiritless.

Lustless (a.) Free from sexual lust.

Lustral (a.) Of or pertaining to, or used for, purification; as, lustral days; lustral water.

Lustral (a.) Of or pertaining to a lustrum.

Lustrated (imp. & p. p.) of Lustrate

Lustrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lustrate

Lustrate (v. t.) To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify.

Lustration (n.) The act of lustrating or purifying.

Lustration (n.) A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people, defiled by crimes, pestilence, or other cause of uncleanness, were purified.

Lustre (n.) Same as Luster.

Lustrical (a.) Pertaining to, or used for, purification.

Lustring (n.) A kind of glossy silk fabric. See Lutestring.

Lustrous (a.) Bright; shining; luminous.

Lustrums (pl. ) of Lustrum

Lustra (pl. ) of Lustrum

Lustrum (n.) A lustration or purification, especially the purification of the whole Roman people, which was made by the censors once in five years. Hence: A period of five years.

Lustwort (n.) See Sundew.

Lusty (superl.) Exhibiting lust or vigor; stout; strong; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body.

Lusty (superl.) Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.

Lusty (superl.) Of large size; big. [Obs.] " Three lusty vessels." Evelyn. Hence, sometimes, pregnant.

Lusty (superl.) Lustful; lascivious.

Lusus naturae () Sport or freak of nature; a deformed or unnatural production.

Lutanist (n.) A person that plays on the lute.

Lutarious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, mud; living in mud.

Lutation (n.) The act or method of luting vessels.

Lute (n.) A cement of clay or other tenacious infusible substance for sealing joints in apparatus, or the mouths of vessels or tubes, or for coating the bodies of retorts, etc., when exposed to heat; -- called also luting.

Lute (n.) A packing ring, as of rubber, for fruit jars, etc.

Lute (n.) A straight-edged piece of wood for striking off superfluous clay from mold.

Luted (imp. & p. p.) of Lute

Luting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lute

Lute (v. t.) To close or seal with lute; as, to lute on the cover of a crucible; to lute a joint.

Lute (n.) A stringed instrument formerly much in use. It consists of four parts, namely, the table or front, the body, having nine or ten ribs or "sides," arranged like the divisions of a melon, the neck, which has nine or ten frets or divisions, and the head, or cross, in which the screws for tuning are inserted. The strings are struck with the right hand, and with the left the stops are pressed.

Lute (v. i.) To sound, as a lute. Piers Plowman. Keats.

Lute (v. t.) To play on a lute, or as on a lute.

Lute-backed (a.) Having a curved spine.

Luteic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, weld (Reseda luteola).

Luteic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid resembling luteolin, but obtained from the flowers of Euphorbia cyparissias.

Lutein (n.) A substance of a strongly marked yellow color, extracted from the yelk of eggs, and from the tissue of the corpus luteum.

Lutenist (n.) Same as Lutanist.

Luteo- () A combining form signifying orange yellow or brownish yellow.

Luteocobaltic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain compounds of cobalt having a yellow color. Cf. Cobaltic.

Luteolin (n.) A yellow dyestuff obtained from the foliage of the dyer's broom (Reseda luteola).

Luteous (a.) Yellowish; more or less like buff.

Luter (n.) One who plays on a lute.

Luter (n.) One who applies lute.

Lutescent (a.) Of a yellowish color.

Lutestring (n.) A plain, stout, lustrous silk, used for ladies' dresses and for ribbon.

Luth (n.) The leatherback.

Lutheran (a.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.

Lutheran (n.) One who accepts or adheres to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.

Lutheranism (n.) Alt. of Lutherism

Lutherism (n.) The doctrines taught by Luther or held by the Lutheran Church.

Luthern (n.) A dormer window. See Dormer.

Lutidine (n.) Any one of several metameric alkaloids, C5H3N.(CH3)2, of the pyridine series, obtained from bone oil as liquids, and having peculiar pungent odors. These alkaloids are also called respectively dimethyl pyridine, ethyl pyridine, etc.

Luting (n.) See Lute, a cement.

Lutist (n.) One who plays on a lute.

Lutose (a.) Covered with clay; miry.

Lutulence (n.) The state or quality of being lutulent.

Lutulent (a.) Muddy; turbid; thick.

Luwack (n.) See Paradoxure.

Lux (v. t.) To put out of joint; to luxate.

Luxate (a.) Luxated.

Luxated (imp. & p. p.) of Luxate

Luxating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Luxate

Luxate (v. t.) To displace, or remove from its proper place, as a joint; to put out of joint; to dislocate.

Luxation (n.) The act of luxating, or the state of being luxated; a dislocation.

Luxe (n.) Luxury.

Luxive (a.) Given to luxury; voluptuous.

Luxullianite (n.) A kind of granite from Luxullian, Cornwall, characterized by the presence of radiating groups of minute tourmaline crystals.

Luxuriance (n.) The state or quality of being luxuriant; rank, vigorous growth; excessive abundance produced by rank growth.

Luxuriancy (n.) The state or quality of being luxuriant; luxuriance.

Luxuriant (a.) Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage.

Luxuriantly (adv.) In a luxuriant manner.

Luxuriated (imp. & p. p.) of Luxuriate

Luxuriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Luxuriate

Luxuriate (v. i.) To grow exuberantly; to grow to superfluous abundance.

Luxuriate (v. i.) To feed or live luxuriously; as, the herds luxuriate in the pastures.

Luxuriate (v. i.) To indulge with unrestrained delight and freedom; as, to luxuriate in description.

Luxuriation (n.) The act or process luxuriating.

Luxuriety (n.) Luxuriance.

Luxurious (a.) Of or pertaining to luxury; ministering to luxury; supplied with the conditions of luxury; as, a luxurious life; a luxurious table; luxurious ease.

Luxurist (n.) One given to luxury.

Luxuries (pl. ) of Luxury

Luxury (n.) A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes.

Luxury (n.) Anything which pleases the senses, and is also costly, or difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; as, silks, jewels, and rare fruits are luxuries; in some countries ice is a great luxury.

Luxury (n.) Lechery; lust.

Luxury (n.) Luxuriance; exuberance.

Luz (n.) A bone of the human body which was supposed by certain Rabbinical writers to be indestructible. Its location was a matter of dispute.

Mucamide (n.) The acid amide of mucic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance.

Mucate (n.) A salt of mucic acid.

Muce (n.) See Muse, and Muset.

Mucedin (n.) A yellowish white, amorphous, nitrogenous substance found in wheat, rye, etc., and resembling gluten; -- formerly called also mucin.

Much (Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by) Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.

Much (Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by) Many in number.

Much (Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by) High in rank or position.

Much (n.) A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.

Much (n.) A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.

Much (a.) To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.

Muchel (a.) Much.

Muchness (n.) Greatness; extent.

Muchwhat (adv.) Nearly; almost; much.

Mucic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gums and micilaginous substances; specif., denoting an acid obtained by the oxidation of gums, dulcite, etc., as a white crystalline substance isomeric with saccharic acid.

Mucid (a.) Musty; moldy; slimy; mucous.

Mucific (a.) Inducing or stimulating the secretion of mucus; blennogenous.

Mucific (a.) Secreting mucus.

Muciform (a.) Resembling mucus; having the character or appearance of mucus.

Mucigen (n.) A substance which is formed in mucous epithelial cells, and gives rise to mucin.

Mucigenous (a.) Connected with the formation of mucin; resembling mucin.

Mucilage (n.) A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.

Mucilage (n.) An aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening envelopes.

Mucilaginous (a.) Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid.

Mucilaginous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands.

Mucilaginous (a.) Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants.

Mucin (n.) See Mucedin.

Mucin (n.) An albuminoid substance which is contained in mucus, and gives to the latter secretion its peculiar ropy character. It is found in all the secretions from mucous glands, and also between the fibers of connective tissue, as in tendons. See Illust. of Demilune.

Mucinogen (n.) Same as Mucigen.

Muciparous (a.) Secreting, or producing, mucus or mucin.

Mucivore (n.) An insect which feeds on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe Mucivora.

Muck () abbreviation of Amuck.

Muck (n.) Dung in a moist state; manure.

Muck (n.) Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.

Muck (n.) Anything filthy or vile.

Muck (n.) Money; -- in contempt.

Muck (a.) Like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork.

Muck (v. t.) To manure with muck.

Muckender (n.) A handkerchief.

Mucker (n.) A term of reproach for a low or vulgar labor person.

Mucker (v. t.) To scrape together, as money, by mean labor or shifts.

Muckerer (n.) A miser; a niggard.

Muckiness (n.) The quality of being mucky.

Muckle (a.) Much.

Muckmidden (n.) A dunghill.

Mucksy (a.) Somewhat mucky; soft, sticky, and dirty; muxy.

Muckworm (n.) A larva or grub that lives in muck or manure; -- applied to the larvae of the tumbledung and allied beetles.

Muckworm (n.) One who scrapes together money by mean labor and devices; a miser.

Mucky (a.) Filthy with muck; miry; as, a mucky road.

Mucky (a.) Vile, in a moral sense; sordid.

Mucocele (n.) An enlargement or protrusion of the mucous membrane of the lachrymal passages, or dropsy of the lachrymal sac, dependent upon catarrhal inflammation of the latter.

Mucoid (a.) Resembling mucus.

Muconate (n.) A salt of muconic acid.

Muconic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid, obtained indirectly from mucic acid, and somewhat resembling itaconic acid.

Mucopurulent (a.) Having the character or appearance of both mucus and pus.

Mucor (n.) A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold.

Mucosity (n.) The quality or state of being mucous or slimy; mucousness.

Mucous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance.

Mucous (a.) Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.

Mucousness (n.) The quality or state of being mucous; sliminess.

Mucro (n.) A minute abrupt point, as of a leaf; any small, sharp point or process, terminating a larger part or organ.

Mucronate (a.) Alt. of Mucronated

Mucronated (a.) Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point; as, a mucronate leaf.

Mucronulate (a.) Having, or tipped with, a small point or points.

Muculent (a.) Slimy; moist, and moderately viscous.

Mucus (n.) A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it serves to moisten and protect. It covers the lining membranes of all the cavities which open externally, such as those of the mouth, nose, lungs, intestinal canal, urinary passages, etc.

Mucus (n.) Any other animal fluid of a viscid quality, as the synovial fluid, which lubricates the cavities of the joints; -- improperly so used.

Mucus (n.) A gelatinous or slimy substance found in certain algae and other plants.

Mucusin (n.) Mucin.

Mud (n.) Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.

Mud (v. t.) To bury in mud.

Mud (v. t.) To make muddy or turbid.

Mudar (n.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs (Calotropis gigantea, and C. procera), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally.

Mudarin (n.) A brown, amorphous, bitter substance having a strong emetic action, extracted from the root of the mudar.

Muddily (adv.) In a muddy manner; turbidly; without mixture; cloudily; obscurely; confusedly.

Muddiness (n.) The condition or quality of being muddy; turbidness; foulness caused by mud, dirt, or sediment; as, the muddiness of a stream.

Muddiness (n.) Obscurity or confusion, as in treatment of a subject; intellectual dullness.

Muddled (imp. & p. p.) of Muddle

Muddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muddle

Muddle (v. t.) To make turbid, or muddy, as water.

Muddle (v. t.) To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.

Muddle (v. t.) To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.

Muddle (v. t.) To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify.

Muddle (v. i.) To dabble in mud.

Muddle (v. i.) To think and act in a confused, aimless way.

Muddle (n.) A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.

Muddlehead (n.) A stupid person.

Muddler (n.) One who, or that which, muddles.

Muddy (superl.) Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots.

Muddy (superl.) Turbid with mud; as, muddy water.

Muddy (superl.) Consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure.

Muddy (superl.) Confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague.

Muddy (superl.) Not clear or bright.

Muddied (imp. & p. p.) of Muddy

Muddying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muddy

Muddy (v. t.) To soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid.

Muddy (v. t.) Fig.: To cloud; to make dull or heavy.

Muddy-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.

Muddy-mettled (a.) Dull-spirited.

Mudfish (n.) The European loach.

Mudfish (n.) The bowfin.

Mudfish (n.) The South American lipedosiren, and the allied African species (Protopterus annectens). See Lipedosiren.

Mudfish (n.) The mud minnow.

Mudhole (n.) A hole, or hollow place, containing mud, as in a road.

Mudhole (n.) A hole near the bottom, through which the sediment is withdrawn.

Mudir (n.) Same as Moodir.

Mudsill (n.) The lowest sill of a structure, usually embedded in the soil; the lowest timber of a house; also, that sill or timber of a bridge which is laid at the bottom of the water. See Sill.

Mudsucker (n.) A woodcock.

Mudwall (n.) The European bee-eater. See Bee-eater.

Mudwort (n.) A small herbaceous plant growing on muddy shores (Limosella aquatica).

Mue (v. i.) To mew; to molt.

Muezzin (n.) A Mohammedan crier of the hour of prayer.

Muff (n.) A soft cover of cylindrical form, usually of fur, worn by women to shield the hands from cold.

Muff (n.) A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object, as a pipe.

Muff (n.) A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.

Muff (n.) A stupid fellow; a poor-spirited person.

Muff (n.) A failure to hold a ball when once in the hands.

Muff (n.) The whitethroat.

Muffed (imp. & p. p.) of Muff

Muffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muff

Muff (v. t.) To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to fail to hold, as a ball, in catching it.

Muffetee (n.) A small muff worn over the wrist.

Muffin (n.) A light, spongy, cylindrical cake, used for breakfast and tea.

Muffineer (n.) A dish for keeping muffins hot.

Muffish (a.) Stupid; awkward.

Muffle (n.) The bare end of the nose between the nostrils; -- used esp. of ruminants.

Muffled (imp. & p. p.) of Muffle

Muffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muffle

Muffle (v. t.) To wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up.

Muffle (v. t.) To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.

Muffle (v. t.) To wrap with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock.

Muffle (v. i.) To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.

Muffle (v. t.) Anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.

Muffle (v. t.) An earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc.

Muffle (v. t.) A small oven for baking and fixing the colors of painted or printed pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames of the furnace or kiln.

Muffle (v. t.) A pulley block containing several sheaves.

Muffler (n.) Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.

Muffler (n.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.

Muffler (n.) A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.

Muffler (n.) One who muffles.

Muflon (n.) See Mouflon.

Muftis (pl. ) of Mufti

Mufti (n.) An official expounder of Mohammedan law.

Mufti (n.) Citizen's dress when worn by a naval or military officer; -- a term derived from the British service in India.

Mug (n.) A kind of earthen or metal drinking cup, with a handle, -- usually cylindrical and without a lip.

Mug (n.) The face or mouth.

Muggard (a.) Sullen; displeased.

Mugget (n.) The small entrails of a calf or a hog.

Mugginess (n.) The condition or quality of being muggy.

Muggish (a.) See Muggy.

Muggletonian (n.) One of an extinct sect, named after Ludovic Muggleton, an English journeyman tailor, who (about 1657) claimed to be inspired.

Muggy (superl.) Moist; damp; moldy; as, muggy straw.

Muggy (superl.) Warm, damp, and close; as, muggy air, weather.

Mughouse (n.) An alehouse; a pothouse.

Mugiency (n.) A bellowing.

Mugient (a.) Lowing; bellowing.

Mugil (n.) A genus of fishes including the gray mullets. See Mullet.

Mugiloid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Mugil, or family Mugilidae.

Mugweed (n.) A slender European weed (Galium Cruciata); -- called also crossweed.

Mugwort (n.) A somewhat aromatic composite weed (Artemisia vulgaris), at one time used medicinally; -- called also motherwort.

Mugwump (n.) A bolter from the Republican party in the national election of 1884; an Independent.

Mugwumpery (n.) Alt. of Mugwumpism

Mugwumpism (n.) The acts and views of the mugwumps.

Muhammadan (a. & n.) Alt. of Muhammedan

Muhammedan (a. & n.) Mohammedan.

Muhammadanism (n.) Mohammedanism.

Mulada (n.) A moor.

Mulada (n.) A drove of mules.

Mulattoes (pl. ) of Mulatto

Mulatto (n.) The offspring of a negress by a white man, or of a white woman by a negro, -- usually of a brownish yellow complexion.

Mulattress (n.) A female mulatto.

Mulberries (pl. ) of Mulberry

Mulberry (n.) The berry or fruit of any tree of the genus Morus; also, the tree itself. See Morus.

Mulberry (n.) A dark pure color, like the hue of a black mulberry.

Mulberry-faced (a.) Having a face of a mulberry color, or blotched as if with mulberry stains.

Mulch (n.) Half-rotten straw, or any like substance strewn on the ground, as over the roots of plants, to protect from heat, drought, etc., and to preserve moisture.

Mulched (imp. & p. p.) of Mulch

Mulching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mulch

Mulch (v. t.) To cover or dress with mulch.

Mulct (n.) A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty.

Mulct (n.) A blemish or defect.

Mulcted (imp. & p. p.) of Mulct

Mulcting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mulct

Mulct (v. t.) To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or forfeiture, esp. a pecuniary fine; to fine.

Mulct (v. t.) Hence, to deprive of; to withhold by way of punishment or discipline.

Mulctary (a.) Alt. of Mulctuary

Mulctuary (a.) Imposing a pecuniary penalty; consisting of, or paid as, a fine.

Mule (n.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a she-ass. See Hinny.

Mule (n.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also hybrid.

Mule (n.) A very stubborn person.

Mule (n.) A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also jenny and mule-jenny.

Mule-jenny (n.) See Mule, 4.

Muleteer (n.) One who drives mules.

Mulewort (n.) A fern of the genus Hemionitis.

Muley (n.) A stiff, long saw, guided at the ends but not stretched in a gate.

Muley (n.) See Mulley.

Muliebrity (n.) The state of being a woman or of possessing full womanly powers; womanhood; -- correlate of virility.

Muliebrity (n.) Hence: Effeminancy; softness.

Mulier (n.) A woman.

Mulier (n.) Lawful issue born in wedlock, in distinction from an elder brother born of the same parents before their marriage; a lawful son.

Mulier (n.) A woman; a wife; a mother.

Mulierly (adv.) In the manner or condition of a mulier; in wedlock; legitimately.

Mulierose (a.) Fond of woman.

Mulierosity (n.) A fondness for women.

Mulierty (n.) Condition of being a mulier; position of one born in lawful wedlock.

Mulish (a.) Like a mule; sullen; stubborn.

Mull (n.) A thin, soft kind of muslin.

Mull (n.) A promontory; as, the Mull of Cantyre.

Mull (n.) A snuffbox made of the small end of a horn.

Mull (n.) Dirt; rubbish.

Mull (v. t.) To powder; to pulverize.

Mull (v. i.) To work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate; -- usually with over; as, to mull over a thought or a problem.

Mull (n.) An inferior kind of madder prepared from the smaller roots or the peelings and refuse of the larger.

Mulled (imp. & p. p.) of Mull

Mulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mull

Mull (v. t.) To heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine.

Mull (v. t.) To dispirit or deaden; to dull or blunt.

Mulla (n.) Same as Mollah.

Mullagatawny (n.) An East Indian curry soup.

Mullah (n.) See Mollah.

Mullar (n.) A die, cut in intaglio, for stamping an ornament in relief, as upon metal.

Mullein (n.) Any plant of the genus Verbascum. They are tall herbs having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The common species, with densely woolly leaves, is Verbascum Thapsus.

Mullen (n.) See Mullein.

Muller (n.) One who, or that which, mulls.

Muller (n.) A vessel in which wine, etc., is mulled over a fire.

Muller (n.) A stone or thick lump of glass, or kind of pestle, flat at the bottom, used for grinding pigments or drugs, etc., upon a slab of similar material.

Mullerian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Johannes Muller.

Mullet (n.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; -- called also gray mullets. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most valuable species are Mugil capito of Europe, and M. cephalus which occurs both on the European and American coasts.

Mullet (n.) Any species of the genus Mullus, or family Mullidae; called also red mullet, and surmullet, esp. the plain surmullet (Mullus barbatus), and the striped surmullet (M. surmulletus) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet.

Mullet (n.) A star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a difference it indicates the third son.

Mullet (n.) Small pinchers for curling the hair.

Mulley (n.) Alt. of Moolley

Moolley (n.) A mulley or polled animal.

Moolley (n.) A cow.

Mulley (a.) Alt. of Moolley

Moolley (a.) Destitute of horns, although belonging to a species of animals most of which have horns; hornless; polled; as, mulley cattle; a mulley (or moolley) cow.

Mulligatawny (n.) See Mullagatawny.

Mulligrubs (n.) A griping of the intestines; colic.

Mulligrubs (n.) Hence, sullenness; the sulks.

Mullingong (n.) See Duck mole, under Duck.

Mullion (n.) A slender bar or pier which forms the division between the lights of windows, screens, etc.

Mullion (n.) An upright member of a framing. See Stile.

Mullion (v. t.) To furnish with mullions; to divide by mullions.

Mullock (n.) Rubbish; refuse; dirt.

Mulliod (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Mullus, which includes the surmullet, or red mullet.

Mulmul (n.) A fine, soft muslin; mull.

Mulse (n.) Wine boiled and mingled with honey.

Mult- () See Multi-.

Multangular (a.) Having many angles.

Multanimous (a.) Many-minded; many-sided.

Multarticulate (a.) Having many articulations or joints.

Multeity (n.) Multiplicity.

Multi- () Alt. of Mult-

Mult- () A prefix signifying much or many; several; more than one; as, multiaxial, multocular.

Multiaxial (a.) Having more than one axis; developing in more than a single line or plain; -- opposed to monoaxial.

Multicapsular (a.) Having many, or several, capsules.

Multicarinate (a.) Many-keeled.

Multicavous (a.) Having many cavities.

Multicellular (a.) Consisting of, or having, many cells or more than one cell.

Multicentral (a.) Having many, or several, centers; as, a multicentral cell.

Multicipital (a.) Having many heads or many stems from one crown or root.

Multicolor (a.) Having many, or several, colors.

Multicostate (a.) Having numerous ribs, or costae, as the leaf of a plant, or as certain shells and corals.

Multicuspid (a.) Multicuspidate; -- said of teeth.

Multicuspidate (a.) Having many cusps or points.

Multidentate (a.) Having many teeth, or toothlike processes.

Multidigitate (a.) Having many fingers, or fingerlike processes.

Multifaced (a.) Having many faces.

Multifarious (a.) Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.

Multifarious (a.) Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows.

Multifariously (adv.) With great multiplicity and diversity; with variety of modes and relations.

Multifariousness (n.) Multiplied diversity.

Multifariousness (n.) The fault of improperly uniting in one bill distinct and independent matters, and thereby confounding them.

Multiferous (a.) Bearing or producing much or many.

Multifid (a.) Having many segments; cleft into several parts by linear sinuses; as, a multifid leaf or corolla.

Multiflorous (a.) Having many flowers.

Multiflue (a.) Having many flues; as, a multiflue boiler. See Boiler.

Multifoil (n.) An ornamental foliation consisting of more than five divisions or foils.

Multifoil (a.) Having more than five divisions or foils.

Multifold (a.) Many times doubled; manifold; numerous.

Multiform (a.) Having many forms, shapes, or appearances.

Multiformity (n.) The quality of being multiform; diversity of forms; variety of appearances in the same thing.

Multiformous (a.) Multiform.

Multigenerous (a.) Having many kinds.

Multigranulate (a.) Having, or consisting of, many grains.

Multijugate (a.) Having many pairs of leaflets.

Multijugous (a.) Consisting of many parts.

Multijugous (a.) Same as Multijugate.

Multilateral (a.) Having many sides; many-sided.

Multilineal (a.) Having many lines.

Multilobar (a.) Consisting of, or having, many lobes.

Multilocular (a.) Having many or several cells or compartments; as, a multilocular shell or capsule.

Multiloquence (n.) Quality of being multiloquent; use of many words; talkativeness.

Multiloquent (a.) Alt. of Multiloquous

Multiloquous (a.) Speaking much; very talkative; loquacious.

Multiloquy (n.) Excess of words or talk.

Multinodate (a.) Having many knots or nodes.

Multinodous (a.) Same as Multinodate.

Multinomial (n. & a.) Same as Polynomial.

Multinominal (a.) Alt. of Multinominous

Multinominous (a.) Having many names or terms.

Multinuclear (a.) Containing many nuclei; as, multinuclear cells.

Multinucleate (a.) Alt. of Multinucleated

Multinucleated (a.) Multinuclear.

Multiparous (a.) Producing many, or more than one, at a birth.

Multipartite (a.) Divided into many parts; having several parts.

Multiped (n.) An insect having many feet, as a myriapod.

Multiped (a.) Having many feet.

Multiple (a.) Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts.

Multiple (n.) A quantity containing another quantity a number of times without a remainder.

Multiplex (a.) Manifold; multiple.

Multipliable (a.) Capable of being multiplied.

Multiplicable (a.) Capable of being multiplied; multipliable.

Multiplicand (n.) The number which is to be multiplied by another number called the multiplier. See Note under Multiplication.

Multiplicate (a.) Consisting of many, or of more than one; multiple; multifold.

Multiplication (n.) The act or process of multiplying, or of increasing in number; the state of being multiplied; as, the multiplication of the human species by natural generation.

Multiplication (n.) The process of repeating, or adding to itself, any given number or quantity a certain number of times; commonly, the process of ascertaining by a briefer computation the result of such repeated additions; also, the rule by which the operation is performed; -- the reverse of division.

Multiplication (n.) An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of petals; augmentation.

Multiplication (n.) The art of increasing gold or silver by magic, -- attributed formerly to the alchemists.

Multiplicative (a.) Tending to multiply; having the power to multiply, or incease numbers.

Multiplicatively (adv.) So as to multiply.

Multiplicator (n.) The number by which another number is multiplied; a multiplier.

Multiplicious (a.) Manifold.

Multiplicity (n.) The quality of being multiple, manifold, or various; a state of being many; a multitude; as, a multiplicity of thoughts or objects.

Multiplier (n.) One who, or that which, multiplies or increases number.

Multiplier (n.) The number by which another number is multiplied. See the Note under Multiplication.

Multiplier (n.) An instrument for multiplying or increasing by repetition or accumulation the intensity of a force or action, as heat or electricity. It is particularly used to render such a force or action appreciable or measurable when feeble. See Thermomultiplier.

Multiplied (imp. & p. p.) of Multiply

Multiplying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Multiply

Multiply (v. t.) To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.

Multiply (v. t.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication.

Multiply (v. t.) To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy.

Multiply (v. i.) To become greater in number; to become numerous.

Multiply (v. i.) To increase in extent and influence; to spread.

Multiply (v. i.) To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy.

Multipolar (a.) Having many poles; -- applied especially to those ganglionic nerve cells which have several radiating processes.

Multipotent (a.) Having manifold power, or power to do many things.

Multipresence (n.) The state or power of being multipresent.

Multipresent (a.) Being, or having the power to be, present in two or more places at once.

Multiradiate (a.) Having many rays.

Multiramified (a.) Divided into many branches.

Multiramose (a.) Having many branches.

Multiscious (a.) Having much or varied knowledge.

Multisect (a.) Divided into many similar segments; -- said of an insect or myriapod.

Multiseptate (a.) Divided into many chambers by partitions, as the pith of the pokeweed.

Multiserial (a.) Arranged in many rows, or series, as the scales of a pine cone, or the leaves of the houseleek.

Multisiliquous (a.) Having many pods or seed vessels.

Multisonous (a.) Having many sounds, or sounding much.

Multispiral (a.) Having numerous spiral coils round a center or nucleus; -- said of the opercula of certain shells.

Multistriate (a.) Having many streaks.

Multisulcate (a.) Having many furrows.

Multisyllable (n.) A word of many syllables; a polysyllable.

Multititular (a.) Having many titles.

Multitubular (a.) Having many tubes; as, a multitubular boiler.

Multitude (n.) A great number of persons collected together; a numerous collection of persons; a crowd; an assembly.

Multitude (n.) A great number of persons or things, regarded collectively; as, the book will be read by a multitude of people; the multitude of stars; a multitude of cares.

Multitude (n.) The state of being many; numerousness.

Multitudinary (a.) Multitudinous.

Multitudinous (a.) Consisting of a multitude; manifold in number or condition; as, multitudinous waves.

Multitudinous (a.) Of or pertaining to a multitude.

Multivagant (a.) Alt. of Multivagous

Multivagous (a.) Wandering much.

Multivalence (n.) Quality, state, or degree, of a multivalent element, atom, or radical.

Multivalent (a.) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon.

Multivalent (a.) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur.

Multivalve (n.) Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces.

Multivalve (a.) Alt. of Multivalvular

Multivalvular (a.) Having many valves.

Multivalvular (a.) Many-valved; having more than two valves; -- said of certain shells, as the chitons.

Multiversant (a.) Turning into many shapes; assuming many forms; protean.

Multivious (a. & adv.) Having many ways or roads; by many ways.

Multivocal (a.) Signifying many different things; of manifold meaning; equivocal.

Multivocal (n.) A multivocal word.

Multocular (a.) Having many eyes, or more than two.

Multum (n.) An extract of quassia licorice, fraudulently used by brewers in order to economize malt and hops.

Multungulate (a.) Having many hoofs.

Multure (n.) The toll for grinding grain.

Multure (n.) A grist or grinding; the grain ground.

Mum (a.) Silent; not speaking.

Mum (interj.) Be silent! Hush!

Mum (n.) Silence.

Mum (n.) A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.

Mumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Mumble

Mumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mumble

Mumble (v.) To speak with the lips partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words in a grumbling indistinct manner, indicating discontent or displeasure; to mutter.

Mumble (v.) To chew something gently with closed lips.

Mumble (v. t.) To utter with a low, inarticulate voice.

Mumble (v. t.) To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.

Mumble (v. t.) To suppress, or utter imperfectly.

Mumblenews (n.) A talebearer.

Mumbler (n.) One who mumbles.

Mumbling (a.) Low; indistinct; inarticulate.

Mumbo Jumbo () An object of superstitious homage and fear.

Mum-chance (n.) A game of hazard played with cards in silence.

Mum-chance (n.) A silent, stupid person.

Mum-chance (a.) Silent and idle.

Mummed (imp. & p. p.) of Mumm

Mumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mumm

Mumm (v. i.) To sport or make diversion in a mask or disguise; to mask.

Mummer (n.) One who mumms, or makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.

Mummeries (pl. ) of Mummery

Mummery (n.) Masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery.

Mummery (n.) Farcical show; hypocritical disguise and parade or ceremonies.

Mummichog (n.) Any one of several species of small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and of allied genera; the killifishes; -- called also minnow.

Mummification (n.) The act of making a mummy.

Mummified (a.) Converted into a mummy or a mummylike substance; having the appearance of a mummy; withered.

Mummiform (a.) Having some resemblance to a mummy; -- in zoology, said of the pupae of certain insects.

Mummified (imp. & p. p.) of Mummify

Mummifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mummify

Mummify (v. t.) To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy.

Mummies (pl. ) of Mummy

Mummy (n.) A dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved, by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction.

Mummy (n.) Dried flesh of a mummy.

Mummy (n.) A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties.

Mummy (n.) A brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown (below).

Mummy (n.) A sort of wax used in grafting, etc.

Mummy (n.) One whose affections and energies are withered.

Mummied (imp. & p. p.) of Mummy

Mummying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mummy

Mummy (v. t.) To embalm; to mummify.

Mummychog (n.) See Mummichog.

Mump (v. i.) To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.

Mump (v. i.) To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.

Mump (v. i.) To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.

Mump (v. i.) To be sullen or sulky.

Mumped (imp. & p. p.) of Mump

Mumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mump

Mump (v. t.) To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.

Mump (v. t.) To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.

Mump (v. t.) To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.

Mumper (n.) A beggar; a begging impostor.

Mumpish (a.) Sullen, sulky.

Mumps (n.) Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks.

Mumps (n.) A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands; epidemic or infectious parotitis.

Mun (n.) The mouth.

Munched (imp. & p. p.) of Munch

Munching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Munch

Munch (v. t. & i.) To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls.

Munchausenism (n.) An extravagant fiction embodying an account of some marvelous exploit or adventure.

Muncher (n.) One who munches.

Mund (n.) See Mun.

Mundane (a.) Of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere.

Mundanity (n.) Worldliness.

Mundation (n.) The act of cleansing.

Mundatory (a.) Cleansing; having power to cleanse.

Mundic (n.) Iron pyrites, or arsenical pyrites; -- so called by the Cornish miners.

Mundificant (a.) Serving to cleanse and heal.

Mundificant (n.) A mundificant ointment or plaster.

Mundification (n.) The act or operation of cleansing.

Mundificative (a.) Cleansing.

Mundificative (n.) A detergent medicine or preparation.

Mundify (v. t.) To cleanse.

Mundil (n.) A turban ornamented with an imitation of gold or silver embroidery.

Mundivagant (a.) Wandering over the world.

Mundungus (n.) A stinking tobacco.

Munnerary (a.) Having the nature of a gift.

Munnerate (v. t.) To remunerate.

Muneration (n.) Remuneration.

Mung (n.) Green gram, a kind of pulse (Phaseolus Mungo), grown for food in British India.

Munga (n.) See Bonnet monkey, under Bonnet.

Mungcorn (n.) Same as Mangcorn.

Mungo (n.) A fibrous material obtained by deviling rags or the remnants of woolen goods.

Mungoose (n.) Alt. of Mungoos

Mungoos (n.) See Mongoose.

Mungrel (n. & a.) See Mongrel.

Municipal (a.) Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government; as, municipal rights; municipal officers.

Municipal (a.) Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation.

Municipalism (n.) Municipal condition.

Municipalities (pl. ) of Municipality

Municipality (n.) A municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.

Municipally (adv.) In a municipal relation or condition.

Munific (a.) Munificent; liberal.

Munificate (v. t.) To enrich.

Munificence (n.) Means of defense; fortification.

Munificence (n.) The quality or state of being munificent; a giving or bestowing with extraordinary liberality; generous bounty; lavish generosity.

Munificent (a.) Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as, a munificent benefactor.

Munify (v. t. & i.) To prepare for defense; to fortify.

Muniment (n.) The act of supporting or defending.

Muniment (n.) That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance.

Muniment (n.) A record; the evidences or writings whereby a man is enabled to defend the title to his estate; title deeds and papers.

Munite (v. t.) To fortify; to strengthen.

Munition (n.) Fortification; stronghold.

Munition (n.) Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.

Munity (n.) Freedom; security; immunity.

Munjeet (n.) See Indian madder, under Madder.

Munjistin (n.) An orange-red coloring substance resembling alizarin, found in the root of an East Indian species of madder (Rubia munjista).

Munnion (n.) See Mullion.

Muntin (n.) Alt. of Munting

Munting (n.) Same as Mullion; -- especially used in joiner's work.

Muntjac (n.) Any one of several species of small Asiatic deer of the genus Cervulus, esp. C. muntjac, which occurs both in India and on the East Indian Islands.

Muntz metal () See under Metal.

Muraena (n.) A genus of large eels of the family Miraenidae. They differ from the common eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins continuous. The murry (Muraena Helenae) of Southern Europe was the muraena of the Romans. It is highly valued as a food fish.

Muraenoid (a.) Alt. of Murenoid

Murenoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Muraena, or family Muraenidae.

Murage (n.) A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.

Mural (a.) Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant.

Mural (a.) Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice.

Murder (n.) The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.

Murdered (imp. & p. p.) of Murder

Murdering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Murder

Murder (n.) To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.

Murder (n.) To destroy; to put an end to.

Murder (n.) To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.

Murderer (n.) One guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice.

Murderer (n.) A small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship's decks of boarders; -- called also murdering piece.

Murderess (n.) A woman who commits murder.

Murderment (n.) Murder.

Murderous (a.) Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary; as, the murderous king; murderous rapine; murderous intent; a murderous assault.

Murdress (n.) A battlement in ancient fortifications with interstices for firing through.

Mure (n.) A wall.

Mured (imp. & p. p.) of Mure

Mure (n.) To inclose in walls; to wall; to immure; to shut up.

Murenger (n.) One who had charge of the wall of a town, or its repairs.

Murices (pl. ) of Murex

Murex (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the rock shells. They abound in tropical seas.

Murexan (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance obtained from murexide, alloxantin, and other ureids, as a white, or yellowish, crystalline which turns red on exposure to the air; -- called also uramil, dialuramide, and formerly purpuric acid.

Murexide (n.) A crystalline nitrogenous substance having a splendid dichroism, being green by reflected light and garnet-red by transmitted light. It was formerly used in dyeing calico, and was obtained in a large quantities from guano. Formerly called also ammonium purpurate.

Murexoin (n.) A complex nitrogenous compound obtained as a scarlet crystalline substance, and regarded as related to murexide.

Muriate (n.) A salt of muriatic hydrochloric acid; a chloride; as, muriate of ammonia.

Muriated (a.) Put in brine.

Muriated (a.) Combined or impregnated with muriatic or hydrochloric acid.

Muriated (a.) Prepared with chloride of silver through the agency of common salt.

Muriatic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sea salt, or from chlorine, one of the constituents of sea salt; hydrochloric.

Muriatiferous (a.) Producing muriatic substances or salt.

Muricate (a.) Alt. of Muricated

Muricated (a.) Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences.

Muricoid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Murex, or family Muricidae.

Muriculate (a.) Minutely muricate.

Muride (n.) Bromine; -- formerly so called from its being obtained from sea water.

Muriform (a.) Resembling courses of bricks or stones in squareness and regular arrangement; as, a muriform variety of cellular tissue.

Murine (a.) Pertaining to a family of rodents (Muridae), of which the mouse is the type.

Murine (n.) One of a tribe of rodents, of which the mouse is the type.

Muringer (n.) See Murenger.

Murk (a.) Dark; murky.

Murk (n.) Darkness; mirk.

Murk (n.) The refuse of fruit, after the juice has been expressed; marc.

Murkily (adv.) Darkly; gloomily.

Murkiness (n.) The state of being murky.

Murky (superl.) Dark; obscure; gloomy.

Murlins (n.) A seaweed. See Baddrelocks.

Murmur (v. i.) A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.

Murmur (v. i.) A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.

Murmured (imp. & p. p.) of Murmur

Murmuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Murmur

Murmur (v. i.) To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.

Murmur (v. i.) To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against.

Murmur (v. t.) To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.

Murmuration (n.) The act of murmuring; a murmur.

Murmurer (n.) One who murmurs.

Murmuring (a. & n.) Uttering murmurs; making low sounds; complaining.

Murmurous (a.) Attended with murmurs; exciting murmurs or complaint; murmuring.

Murnival (n.) In the game of gleek, four cards of the same value, as four aces or four kings; hence, four of anything.

Murphy (n.) A potato.

Murr (n.) A catarrh.

Murrain (n.) An infectious and fatal disease among cattle.

Murrain (a.) Having, or afflicted with, murrain.

Murrayin (n.) A glucoside found in the flowers of a plant (Murraya exotica) of South Asia, and extracted as a white amorphous slightly bitter substance.

Murre (n.) Any one of several species of sea birds of the genus Uria, or Catarractes; a guillemot.

Murrelet (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genera Synthliboramphus and Brachyramphus, inhabiting the North Pacific. They are closely related to the murres.

Murrey (n.) A dark red color.

Murrey (a.) Of a dark red color.

Murrhine (a.) Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; -- applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine vases, cups, vessels.

Murrion (a.) Infected with or killed by murrain.

Murrion (n.) A morion. See Morion.

Murry (n.) See Muraena.

Murth (n.) Plenty; abundance.

Murther (n. & v.) Murder, n. & v.

Murtherer (n.) A murderer.

Murza (n.) One of the hereditary nobility among the Tatars, esp. one of the second class.

Mures (pl. ) of Mus

Mus (n.) A genus of small rodents, including the common mouse and rat.

Musae (pl. ) of Musa

Musa (n.) A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana (Musa sapientum), the plantain (M. paradisiaca of Linnaeus, but probably not a distinct species), the Abyssinian (M. Ensete), the Philippine Island (M. textilis, which yields Manila hemp), and about eighteen other species. See Illust. of Banana and Plantain.

Musaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the genus Musa.

Musal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Muses, or to Poetry.

Musang (n.) A small animal of Java (Paradoxirus fasciatus), allied to the civets. It swallows, but does not digest, large quantities of ripe coffee berries, thus serving to disseminate the coffee plant; hence it is called also coffee rat.

Musar (n.) An itinerant player on the musette, an instrument formerly common in Europe.

Musard (v. i.) A dreamer; an absent-minded person.

Muscae (pl. ) of Musca

Musca (n.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species.

Musca (n.) A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole.

Muscadel (n.) See Muscatel, n.

Muscadine (n.) A name given to several very different kinds of grapes, but in America used chiefly for the scuppernong, or southern fox grape, which is said to be the parent stock of the Catawba. See Grapevine.

Muscadine (n.) A fragrant and delicious pear.

Muscadine (n.) See Muscardin.

Muscales (n. pl.) An old name for mosses in the widest sense, including the true mosses and also hepaticae and sphagna.

Muscallonge (n.) See Muskellunge.

Muscardin (n.) The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor.

Muscardine (n.) A disease which is very destructive to silkworms, and which sometimes extends to other insects. It is attended by the development of a fungus (provisionally called Botrytis bassiana). Also, the fungus itself.

Muscariform (a.) Having the form of a brush.

Muscarin (n.) A solid crystalline substance, C5H13NO2, found in the toadstool (Agaricus muscarius), and in putrid fish. It is a typical ptomaine, and a violent poison.

Muscat (n.) A name given to several varieties of Old World grapes, differing in color, size, etc., but all having a somewhat musky flavor. The muscat of Alexandria is a large oval grape of a pale amber color.

Muscatel (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, or derived from, a muscat grapes or similar grapes; a muscatel grapes; muscatel wine, etc.

Muscatel (n.) A common name for several varieties of rich sweet wine, made in Italy, Spain, and France.

Muscatel (n.) Finest raisins, dried on the vine; "sun raisins."

Muschelkalk (n.) A kind of shell limestone, whose strata form the middle one of the three divisions of the Triassic formation in Germany. See Chart, under Geology.

Musci (n. pl.) An order or subclass of cryptogamous plants; the mosses. See Moss, and Cryptogamia.

Muscicapine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Muscicapidae, a family of birds that includes the true flycatchers.

Muscid (n.) Any fly of the genus Musca, or family Muscidae.

Musciform (a.) Having the form or structure of flies of the genus Musca, or family Muscidae.

Musciform (a.) Having the appearance or form of a moss.

Muscle (n.) An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.

Muscle (n.) The contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up.

Muscle (n.) Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.

Muscle (n.) See Mussel.

Muscled (a.) Furnished with muscles; having muscles; as, things well muscled.

Muscling (n.) Exhibition or representation of the muscles.

Muscogees (n. pl.) See Muskogees.

Muscoid (a.) Mosslike; resembling moss.

Muscoid (n.) A term formerly applied to any mosslike flowerless plant, with a distinct stem, and often with leaves, but without any vascular system.

Muscology (n.) Bryology.

Muscosity (n.) Mossiness.

Muscovado (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, unrefined or raw sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Muscovado sugar contains impurities which render it dark colored and moist.

Muscovado (n.) Unrefined or raw sugar.

Muscovite (n.) A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.

Muscovite (n.) Common potash mica. See Mica.

Muscovy duck () A duck (Cairina moschata), larger than the common duck, often raised in poultry yards. Called also musk duck. It is native of tropical America, from Mexico to Southern Brazil.

Muscovy glass () Mica; muscovite. See Mica.

Muscular (a.) Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as, muscular fiber.

Muscular (a.) Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles.

Muscular (a.) Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm.

Muscularity (n.) The state or quality of being muscular.

Muscularize (v. t.) To make muscular.

Muscularly (adv.) In a muscular manner.

Musculation (n.) The muscular system of an animal, or of any of its parts.

Musculature (n.) Musculation.

Muscule (n.) A long movable shed used by besiegers in ancient times in attacking the walls of a fortified town.

Musculin (n.) See Syntonin.

Musculocutaneous (a.) Pertaining both to muscles and skin; as, the musculocutaneous nerve.

Musculophrenic (a.) Pertaining to the muscles and the diaphragm; as, the musculophrenic artery.

Musculosity (n.) The quality or state of being musculous; muscularity.

Musculospiral (a.) Of or pertaining to the muscles, and taking a spiral course; -- applied esp. to a large nerve of the arm.

Musculous (a.) Muscular.

Muse (n.) A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.

Muse (n.) One of the nine goddesses who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; -- often used in the plural.

Muse (n.) A particular power and practice of poetry.

Muse (n.) A poet; a bard.

Mused (imp. & p. p.) of Muse

Musing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muse

Muse (n.) To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.

Muse (n.) To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things present; to be in a brown study.

Muse (n.) To wonder.

Muse (v. t.) To think on; to meditate on.

Muse (v. t.) To wonder at.

Muse (n.) Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study.

Muse (n.) Wonder, or admiration.

Museful (a.) Meditative; thoughtfully silent.

Museless (a.) Unregardful of the Muses; disregarding the power of poetry; unpoetical.

Muser (n.) One who muses.

Muset (n.) A small hole or gap through which a wild animal passes; a muse.

Musette (n.) A small bagpipe formerly in use, having a soft and sweet tone.

Musette (n.) An air adapted to this instrument; also, a kind of rustic dance.

Museum (n.) A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art.

Mush (n.) Meal (esp. Indian meal) boiled in water; hasty pudding; supawn.

Mush (v. t.) To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.

Mushroom (n.) An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn.

Mushroom (n.) Any large fungus, especially one of the genus Agaricus; a toadstool. Several species are edible; but many are very poisonous.

Mushroom (n.) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.

Mushroom (a.) Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.

Mushroom (a.) Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.

Mushroom-headed (a.) Having a cylindrical body with a convex head of larger diameter; having a head like that of a mushroom.

Mushy (a.) Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.

Music (n.) The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.

Music (n.) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.

Music (n.) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.

Music (n.) The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.

Music (n.) Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.

Music (n.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.

Musical (a.) Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.

Musical (n.) Music.

Musical (n.) A social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party.

Musicale (n.) A social musical party.

Musically (adv.) In a musical manner.

Musicalness (n.) The quality of being musical.

Musician (n.) One skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer, or performer on a musical instrument.

Musicomania (n.) A kind of monomania in which the passion for music becomes so strong as to derange the intellectual faculties.

Musimon (n.) See Mouflon.

Musingly (adv.) In a musing manner.

Musit (n.) See Muset.

Musk (n.) A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistence of honey, obtained from a bag being behind the navel of the male musk deer. It has a slightly bitter taste, but is specially remarkable for its powerful and enduring odor. It is used in medicine as a stimulant antispasmodic. The term is also applied to secretions of various other animals, having a similar odor.

Musk (n.) The musk deer. See Musk deer (below).

Musk (n.) The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar.

Musk (n.) The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).

Musk (n.) A plant of the genus Erodium (E. moschatum); -- called also musky heron's-bill.

Musk (n.) A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.

Musk (v. t.) To perfume with musk.

Muskadel (n.) See Muscadel.

Muskat (n.) See Muscat.

Muskellunge (n.) A large American pike (Esox nobilitor) found in the Great Lakes, and other Northern lakes, and in the St. Lawrence River. It is valued as a food fish.

Musket (n.) The male of the sparrow hawk.

Musket (n.) A species of firearm formerly carried by the infantry of an army. It was originally fired by means of a match, or matchlock, for which several mechanical appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted. This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.

Musketeer (n.) A soldier armed with a musket.

Musketo (n.) See Mosquito.

Musketoon (n.) A short musket.

Musketoon (n.) One who is armed with such a musket.

Musketry (n.) Muskets, collectively.

Musketry (n.) The fire of muskets.

Muskiness (n.) The quality or state of being musky; the scent of musk.

Muskmelon (n.) The fruit of a cucubritaceous plant (Cicumis Melo), having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in many varieties, the principal sorts being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish flesh, and the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish flesh. See Illust. of Melon.

Muskogees (n. pl.) A powerful tribe of North American Indians that formerly occupied the region of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. They constituted a large part of the Creek confederacy.

Muskrat (n.) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, and ondatra.

Muskrat (n.) The musk shrew.

Muskrat (n.) The desman.

Muskwood (n.) The wood of a West Indian tree of the Mahogany family (Moschoxylum Swartzii).

Muskwood (n.) The wood of an Australian tree (Eurybia argophylla).

Musky (a.) Having an odor of musk, or somewhat the like.

Muslim (n.) See Moslem.

Muslin (n.) A thin cotton, white, dyed, or printed. The name is also applied to coarser and heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and sheeting muslins.

Muslinet (n.) A sort of coarse or light cotton cloth.

Musmon (n.) See Mouflon.

Musomania (n.) See Musicomania.

Musquash (n.) See Muskrat.

Musquaw (n.) The American black bear. See Bear.

Musquet (n.) See Musket.

Musquito (n.) See Mosquito.

Musrole (n.) Alt. of Musrol

Musrol (n.) The nose band of a horse's bridle.

Muss (n.) A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle.

Muss (n.) A state of confusion or disorder; -- prob. variant of mess, but influenced by muss, a scramble.

Mussed (imp. & p. p.) of Muss

Mussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muss

Muss (v. t.) To disarrange, as clothing; to rumple.

Muss (n.) A term of endearment.

Mussel (n.) Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidae. The common mussel (Mytilus edulis; see Illust. under Byssus), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.

Mussel (n.) Any one of numerous species of Unio, and related fresh-water genera; -- called also river mussel. See Naiad, and Unio.

Mussitation (n.) A speaking in a low tone; mumbling.

Mussite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, from the Mussa Alp in Piedmont; diopside.

Mussulmans (pl. ) of Mussulman

Mussulman (n.) A Mohammedan; a Moslem.

Mussulmanic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, the Mussulmans, or their customs: Mohammedan.

Mussulmanish (a.) Mohammedan.

Mussulmanism (n.) Mohammedanism.

Mussulmanly (adv.) In the manner of Moslems.

Mussy (a.) Disarranged; rumpled.

Must (v. i. / auxiliary) To be obliged; to be necessitated; -- expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws.

Must (v. i. / auxiliary) To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane.

Must (n.) The expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before fermentation.

Must (n.) Mustiness.

Must (v. t. & i.) To make musty; to become musty.

Mustac (n.) A small tufted monkey.

Mustaches (pl. ) of Mustache

Mustache (n.) That part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair left growing above the mouth.

Mustache (n.) A West African monkey (Cercopithecus cephus). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose.

Mustache (n.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird.

Mustachios (pl. ) of Mustacho

Mustacho (n.) A mustache.

Mustachoed (a.) Having mustachios.

Mustaiba (n.) A close-grained, neavy wood of a brownish color, brought from Brazil, and used in turning, for making the handles of tools, and the like.

Mustang (n.) The half-wild horse of the plains in Mexico, California, etc. It is small, hardy, and easily sustained.

Mustard (n.) The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (formerly Sinapis), as white mustard (B. alba), black mustard (B. Nigra), wild mustard or charlock (B. Sinapistrum).

Mustard (n.) A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic.

Mustee (n.) See Mestee.

Musteline (a.) Like or pertaining to the family Mustelidae, or the weasels and martens.

Muster (v. t.) Something shown for imitation; a pattern.

Muster (v. t.) A show; a display.

Muster (v. t.) An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service.

Muster (v. t.) The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.

Muster (v. t.) Any assemblage or display; a gathering.

Mustered (imp. & p. p.) of Muster

Mustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muster

Muster (v. t.) To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like.

Muster (v. t.) Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together.

Muster (v. i.) To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like; to come together as parts of a force or body; as, his supporters mustered in force.

Mustily (a.) In a musty state.

Mustiness (n.) The quality or state of being musty.

Musty (n.) Having the rank, pungent, offencive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books.

Musty (n.) Spoiled by age; rank; stale.

Musty (n.) Dull; heavy; spiritless.

Mutability (n.) The quality of being mutable, or subject to change or alteration, either in form, state, or essential character; susceptibility of change; changeableness; inconstancy; variation.

Mutable (a.) Capable of alteration; subject to change; changeable in form, qualities, or nature.

Mutable (a.) Changeable; inconstant; unsettled; unstable; fickle.

Mutableness (n.) The quality of being mutable.

Mutably (adv.) Changeably.

Mutacism (n.) See Mytacism.

Mutage (n.) A process for checking the fermentation of the must of grapes.

Mutanda (pl. ) of Mutandum

Mutandum (n.) A thing which is to be changed; something which must be altered; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Mutation (n.) Change; alteration, either in form or qualities.

Mutch (n.) The close linen or muslin cap of an old woman.

Muchkin (n.) A liquid measure equal to four gills, or an imperial pint.

Mute (v. t.) To cast off; to molt.

Mute (v. t. & i.) To eject the contents of the bowels; -- said of birds.

Mute (n.) The dung of birds.

Mute (a.) Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent.

Mute (a.) Incapable of speaking; dumb.

Mute (a.) Not uttered; unpronounced; silent; also, produced by complete closure of the mouth organs which interrupt the passage of breath; -- said of certain letters. See 5th Mute, 2.

Mute (a.) Not giving a ringing sound when struck; -- said of a metal.

Mute (n.) One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause.

Mute (n.) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute.

Mute (n.) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.

Mute (n.) A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak.

Mute (n.) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak.

Mute (n.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t.

Mute (n.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone.

Mute-hill (n.) See Moot-hill.

Mutely (adv.) Without uttering words or sounds; in a mute manner; silently.

Muteness (n.) The quality or state of being mute; speechlessness.

Mutic (a.) Alt. of Muticous

Muticous (a.) Without a point or pointed process; blunt.

Mutilate (a.) Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.

Mutilate (a.) Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.

Mutilate (n.) A cetacean, or a sirenian.

Mutilated (imp. & p. p.) of Mutilate

Mutilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mutilate

Mutilate (v. t.) To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.

Mutilate (v. t.) To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.

Mutilation (n.) The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part.

Mutilator (n.) One who mutilates.

Mutilous (a.) Mutilated; defective; imperfect.

Mutine (n.) A mutineer.

Mutine (v. i.) To mutiny.

Mutineer (n.) One guilty of mutiny.

Muting (n.) Dung of birds.

Mutinous (a.) Disposed to mutiny; in a state of mutiny; characterized by mutiny; seditious; insubordinate.

Mutinies (pl. ) of Mutiny

Mutiny (n.) Insurrection against constituted authority, particularly military or naval authority; concerted revolt against the rules of discipline or the lawful commands of a superior officer; hence, generally, forcible resistance to rightful authority; insubordination.

Mutiny (n.) Violent commotion; tumult; strife.

Mutinied (imp. & p. p.) of Mutiny

Mutinying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mutiny

Mutiny (v. i.) To rise against, or refuse to obey, lawful authority in military or naval service; to excite, or to be guilty of, mutiny or mutinous conduct; to revolt against one's superior officer, or any rightful authority.

Mutiny (v. i.) To fall into strife; to quarrel.

Mutism (n.) The condition, state, or habit of being mute, or without speech.

Muttered (imp. & p. p.) of Mutter

Muttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mutter

Mutter (v. i.) To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.

Mutter (v. i.) To sound with a low, rumbling noise.

Mutter (v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats.

Mutter (n.) Repressed or obscure utterance.

Mutterer (n.) One who mutters.

Mutteringly (adv.) With a low voice and indistinct articulation; in a muttering manner.

Mutton (n.) A sheep.

Mutton (n.) The flesh of a sheep.

Mutton (n.) A loose woman; a prostitute.

Muttony (a.) Like mutton; having a flavor of mutton.

Mutual (a.) Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc.

Mutual (a.) Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort.

Mutualism (n.) The doctrine of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social welfare.

Mutuality (n.) The quality of correlation; reciprocation; interchange; interaction; interdependence.

Mutuality (n.) Reciprocity of consideration.

Mutually (adv.) In a mutual manner.

Mutuary (n.) One who borrows personal chattels which are to be consumed by him, and which he is to return or repay in kind.

Mutuation (n.) The act of borrowing or exchanging.

Mutule (n.) A projecting block worked under the corona of the Doric corice, in the same situation as the modillion of the Corinthian and Composite orders. See Illust. of Gutta.

Mux (n.) Dirt; filth; muck.

Mux (v. t.) To mix in an unitidy and offensive way; to make a mess of.

Muxy (a.) Soft; sticky, and dirty.

Muzarab (n.) One of a denomination of Christians formerly living under the government of the Moors in Spain, and having a liturgy and ritual of their own.

Muzarabic (a.) Of or pertaining to Muzarabs; as, the Muzarabic liturgy.

Muzziness (n.) The state or quality of being muzzy.

Muzzle (v. i.) The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout.

Muzzle (v. i.) The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun.

Muzzle (v. i.) A fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting.

Muzzled (imp. & p. p.) of Muzzle

Muzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muzzle

Muzzle (v. t.) To bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action.

Muzzle (v. t.) To fondle with the closed mouth.

Muzzle (v. i.) To bring the mouth or muzzle near.

Muzzle-loader (n.) A firearm which receives its charge through the muzzle, as distinguished from one which is loaded at the breech.

Muzzle-loading (a.) Receiving its charge through the muzzle; as, a muzzle-loading rifle.

Muzzy (a.) Absent-minded; dazed; muddled; stupid.

Nuance (n.) A shade of difference; a delicate gradation.

Nub (v. t.) To push; to nudge; also, to beckon.

Nub (n.) A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story.

Nubbin (n.) A small or imperfect ear of maize.

Nubble (v. t.) To beat or bruise with the fist.

Nubeculae (pl. ) of Nubecula

Nubecula (n.) A nebula.

Nubecula (n.) Specifically, the Magellanic clouds.

Nubecula (n.) A slight spot on the cornea.

Nubecula (n.) A cloudy object or appearance in urine.

Nubia (n.) A light fabric of wool, worn on the head by women; a cloud.

Nubian (a.) Of or pertaining to Nubia in Eastern Africa.

Nubian (n.) A native of Nubia.

Nubiferous (a.) Bringing, or producing, clouds.

Nubigenous (a.) Born of, or produced from, clouds.

Nubilate (v. t.) To cloud.

Nubile (a.) Of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable.

Nubility (n.) The state of being marriageable.

Nubilose (a.) Alt. of Nubilous

Nubilous (a.) Cloudy.

Nucament (n.) A catkin or ament; the flower cluster of the hazel, pine, willow, and the like.

Nucamentaceous (a.) Like a nut either in structure or in being indehiscent; bearing one-seeded nutlike fruits.

Nucelli (pl. ) of Nucellus

Nucellus (n.) See Nucleus, 3 (a).

Nuch/ (pl. ) of Nucha

Nucha (n.) The back or upper part of the neck; the nape.

Nuchal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the back, or nape, of the neck; -- applied especially to the anterior median plate in the carapace of turtles.

Nuciferous (a.) Bearing, or producing, nuts.

Nuciform (a.) Shaped like a nut; nut-shaped.

Nucin (n.) See Juglone.

Nucleal (a.) Alt. of Nuclear

Nuclear (a.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; as, the nuclear spindle (see Illust. of Karyokinesis) or the nuclear fibrils of a cell; the nuclear part of a comet, etc.

Nucleate (a.) Having a nucleus; nucleated.

Nucleate (v. t.) To gather, as about a nucleus or center.

Nucleated (a.) Having a nucleus; nucleate; as, nucleated cells.

Nucleiform (a.) Formed like a nucleus or kernel.

Nuclein (n.) A constituent of the nuclei of all cells. It is a colorless amorphous substance, readily soluble in alkaline fluids and especially characterized by its comparatively large content of phosphorus. It also contains nitrogen and sulphur.

Nucleobranch (a.) Belonging to the Nucleobranchiata.

Nucleobranch (n.) One of the Nucleobranchiata.

Nucleobranchiata (n. pl.) See Heteropoda.

Nucleoidioplasma (n.) Hyaline plasma contained in the nucleus of vegetable cells.

Nucleolar (a.) Of or pertaining to the nucleolus of a cell.

Nucleolated (a.) Having a nucleole, or second inner nucleus.

Nucleole (n.) The nucleus within a nucleus; nucleolus.

Nucleoli (pl. ) of Nucleolus

Nucleolus (n.) A little nucleus.

Nucleolus (n.) A small rounded body contained in the nucleus of a cell or a protozoan.

Nucleoplasm (n.) The matter composing the nucleus of a cell; the protoplasm of the nucleus; karyoplasma.

Nucleoplasmic (a.) Of or pertaining to nucleoplasm; -- esp. applied to a body formed in the developing ovum from the plasma of the nucleus of the germinal vesicle.

Nucleuses (pl. ) of Nucleus

Nuclei (pl. ) of Nucleus

Nucleus (n.) A kernel; hence, a central mass or point about which matter is gathered, or to which accretion is made; the central or material portion; -- used both literally and figuratively.

Nucleus (n.) The body or the head of a comet.

Nucleus (n.) An incipient ovule of soft cellular tissue.

Nucleus (n.) A whole seed, as contained within the seed coats.

Nucleus (n.) A body, usually spheroidal, in a cell or a protozoan, distinguished from the surrounding protoplasm by a difference in refrangibility and in behavior towards chemical reagents. It is more or less protoplasmic, and consists of a clear fluid (achromatin) through which extends a network of fibers (chromatin) in which may be suspended a second rounded body, the nucleolus (see Nucleoplasm). See Cell division, under Division.

Nucleus (n.) The tip, or earliest part, of a univalve or bivalve shell.

Nucleus (n.) The central part around which additional growths are added, as of an operculum.

Nucleus (n.) A visceral mass, containing the stomach and other organs, in Tunicata and some mollusks.

Nucula (n.) A genus of small marine bivalve shells, having a pearly interior.

Nucle (n.) Same as Nutlet.

Nucumentaceous (a.) See Nucamentaceous.

Nudation (n.) The act of stripping, or making bare or naked.

Nuddle (v. i.) To walk quickly with the head bent forward; -- often with along.

Nude (a.) Bare; naked; unclothed; undraped; as, a nude statue.

Nude (a.) Naked; without consideration; void; as, a nude contract. See Nudum pactum.

Nudge/ (imp. & p. p.) of Nudge

Nudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nudge

Nudge (v. t.) To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.

Nudge (n.) A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.

Nudibrachiate (a.) Having tentacles without vibratile cilia.

Nudibranch (a.) Of or pertaining to the Nudibranchiata.

Nudibranch (n.) One of the Nudibranchiata.

Nudibranchiata (n. pl.) A division of opisthobranchiate mollusks, having no shell except while very young. The gills are naked and situated upon the back or sides. See Ceratobranchia.

Nudibranchiate (a. & n.) Same as Nudibranch.

Nudicaul (a.) Having the stems leafless.

Nudification (n.) The act of making nude.

Nudities (pl. ) of Nudity

Nudity (n.) The quality or state of being nude; nakedness.

Nudity (n.) That which is nude or naked; naked part; undraped or unclothed portion; esp. (Fine Arts), the human figure represented unclothed; any representation of nakedness; -- chiefly used in the plural and in a bad sense.

Nudum pactum () A bare, naked contract, without any consideration.

Nugacity (n.) Futility; trifling talk or behavior; drollery.

Nugae (n. pl.) Trifles; jests.

Nugation (n.) The act or practice of trifling.

Nugatory (a.) Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.

Nugatory (a.) Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

Nugget (n.) A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal; as, a nugget of gold.

Nugify (v. t.) To render trifling or futile; to make silly.

Nuisance (n.) That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.

Nuisancer (n.) One who makes or causes a nuisance.

Nul (a.) No; not any; as, nul disseizin; nul tort.

Null (a.) Of no legal or binding force or validity; of no efficacy; invalid; void; nugatory; useless.

Null (n.) Something that has no force or meaning.

Null (n.) That which has no value; a cipher; zero.

Null (v. t.) To annul.

Null (n.) One of the beads in nulled work.

Nulled (a.) Turned so as to resemble nulls.

Nullibiety (n.) The state or condition of being nowhere.

Nullification (n.) The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.

Nullifidian (a.) Of no faith; also, not trusting to faith for salvation; -- opposed to solifidian.

Nullifidian (n.) An unbeliever.

Nullifier (n.) One who nullifies or makes void; one who maintains the right to nullify a contract by one of the parties.

Nullified (imp. & p. p.) of Nullify

Nullifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nullify

Nullify (a.) To make void; to render invalid; to deprive of legal force or efficacy.

Nullipore (n.) A name for certain crustaceous marine algae which secrete carbonate of lime on their surface, and were formerly thought to be of animal nature. They are now considered corallines of the genera Melobesia and Lithothamnion.

Nullities (pl. ) of Nullity

Nullity (n.) The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force.

Nullity (n.) Nonexistence; as, a decree of nullity of marriage is a decree that no legal marriage exists.

Nullity (n.) That which is null.

Numb (a.) Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold.

Numb (a.) Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night.

Numbed (imp. & p. p.) of Numb

Numbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Numb

Numb (v. t.) To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.

Numbedness (n.) Numbness.

Number (n.) That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.

Number (n.) A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.

Number (n.) A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

Number (n.) Numerousness; multitude.

Number (n.) The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

Number (n.) Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.

Number (n.) That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Number (n.) The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.

Number (n.) The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.

Numbered (imp. & p. p.) of Number

Numbering (p. pr & vb. n.) of Number

Number (n.) To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.

Number (n.) To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

Number (n.) To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.

Number (n.) To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.

Numberer (n.) One who numbers.

Numberful (a.) Numerous.

Numberless (a.) Innumerable; countless.

Numberous (a.) Numerous.

Numbers (n.) pl. of Number. The fourth book of the Pentateuch, containing the census of the Hebrews.

Numbfish (n.) The torpedo, which numbs by the electric shocks which it gives.

Numbless (n. pl.) See Nombles.

Numbness (n.) The condition of being numb; that state of a living body in which it loses, wholly or in part, the power of feeling or motion.

Numerable (v. t.) Capable of being numbered or counted.

Numeral (n.) Of or pertaining to number; consisting of number or numerals.

Numeral (n.) Expressing number; representing number; as, numeral letters or characters, as X or 10 for ten.

Numeral (n.) A figure or character used to express a number; as, the Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, etc.; the Roman numerals, I, V, X, L, etc.

Numeral (n.) A word expressing a number.

Numerally (adv.) According to number; in number; numerically.

Numerary (a.) Belonging to a certain number; counting as one of a collection or body.

Numerated (imp. & p. p.) of Numerate

Numerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Numerate

Numerate (v.) To divide off and read according to the rules of numeration; as, to numerate a row of figures.

Numeration (n.) The act or art of numbering.

Numeration (n.) The act or art of reading numbers when expressed by means of numerals. The term is almost exclusively applied to the art of reading numbers written in the scale of tens, by the Arabic method.

Numerative (a.) Of or pertaining to numeration; as, a numerative system.

Numerator (n.) One who numbers.

Numerator (n.) The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken.

Numeric (n.) Alt. of Numerical

Numerical (n.) Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement.

Numerical (n.) The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body.

Numeric (n.) Any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable ratio. The term also includes any imaginary expression like m + nA-1, where m and n are real numerics.

Numerically (adv.) In a numerical manner; in numbers; with respect to number, or sameness in number; as, a thing is numerically the same, or numerically different.

Numerist (n.) One who deals in numbers.

Numero (n.) Number; -- often abbrev. No.

Numerosity (n.) The state of being numerous; numerousness.

Numerosity (n.) Rhythm; harmony; flow.

Numerous (a.) Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army.

Numerous (a.) Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical.

Numidian (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Numidia in Northern Africa.

Numismatic (a.) Alt. of Numismatical

Numismatical (a.) Of or pertaining to coins; relating to the science of coins or medals.

Numismatics (n.) The science of coins and medals.

Numismatist (n.) One skilled in numismatics; a numismatologist.

Numismatography (n.) A treatise on, or description of, coins and medals.

Numismatologist (n.) One versed in numismatology.

Numismatology (n.) The science which treats of coins and medals, in their relation to history; numismatics.

Nummary (a.) Of or relating to coins or money.

Nummular (a.) Alt. of Nummulary

Nummulary (a.) Of or pertaining to coin or money; pecuniary; as, the nummulary talent.

Nummulary (a.) Having the appearance or form of a coin.

Nummulation (n.) The arrangement of the red blood corpuscles in rouleaux, like piles of coins, as when a drop of human blood is examined under the microscope.

Nummulite (n.) A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera.

Nummulites (n.) A genus of extinct Tertiary Foraminifera, having a thin, flat, round shell, containing a large number of small chambers arranged spirally.

Nummulitic (a.) Of, like, composed of, containing, nummulites; as, nummulitic beds.

Numps (n.) A dolt; a blockhead.

Numskull (n.) A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.

Numskulled (a.) Stupid; doltish.

Nun (n.) A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Nun (n.) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head.

Nun (n.) The smew.

Nun (n.) The European blue titmouse.

Nunchion (v. i.) A portion of food taken at or after noon, usually between full meals; a luncheon.

Nunciate (n.) One who announces; a messenger; a nuncio.

Nunciature (n.) The office of a nuncio.

Nuncios (pl. ) of Nuncio

Nuncio (n.) A messenger.

Nuncio (n.) The permanent official representative of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature, or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank than internuncios.

Nuncii (pl. ) of Nuncius

Nuncius (n.) A messenger.

Nuncius (n.) The information communicated.

Nuncupate (v. t.) To declare publicly or solemnly; to proclaim formally.

Nuncupate (v. t.) To dedicate by declaration; to inscribe; as, to nuncupate a book.

Nuncupation (n.) The act of nuncupating.

Nuncupative (a.) Publicly or solemnly declaratory.

Nuncupative (a.) Nominal; existing only in name.

Nuncupative (a.) Oral; not written.

Nuncupatory (a.) Nuncupative; oral.

Nundinal (n.) A nundinal letter.

Nundinal (a.) Alt. of Nundinary

Nundinary (a.) Of or pertaining to a fair, or to a market day.

Nundinate (a.) To buy and sell at fairs or markets.

Nundination (n.) Traffic at fairs; marketing; buying and selling.

Nunnation (n.) The pronunciation of n at the end of words.

Nunneries (pl. ) of Nunnery

Nunnery (n.) A house in which nuns reside; a cloister or convent in which women reside for life, under religious vows. See Cloister, and Convent.

Nunnish (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling a nun; characteristic of a nun.

Nup (n.) Same as Nupson.

Nuphar (n.) A genus of plants found in the fresh-water ponds or lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America; the yellow water lily. Cf. Nymphaea.

Nupson (n.) A simpleton; a fool.

Nuptial (a.) Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, nuptial rites and ceremonies.

Nuptials (pl. ) of Nuptial

Nuptial (n.) Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural.

Nur (n.) A hard knot in wood; also, a hard knob of wood used by boys in playing hockey.

Nurled (imp. & p. p.) of Nurl

Nurling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nurl

Nurl (v. t.) To cut with reeding or fluting on the edge of, as coins, the heads of screws, etc.; to knurl.

Nurse (n.) One who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm.

Nurse (n.) One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.

Nurse (n.) A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.

Nurse (n.) A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.

Nurse (n.) Either one of the nurse sharks.

Nursed (imp. & p. p.) of Nurse

Nursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nurse

Nurse (v. t.) To nourish; to cherish; to foster

Nurse (v. t.) To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant.

Nurse (v. t.) To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon.

Nurse (v. t.) To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention.

Nurse (v. t.) To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.

Nurse (v. t.) To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.

Nursehound (n.) See Houndfish.

Nursemaid (n.) A girl employed to attend children.

Nursepond (n.) A pond where fish are fed.

Nurser (n.) One who nurses; a nurse; one who cherishes or encourages growth.

Nurseries (pl. ) of Nursery

Nursery (n.) The act of nursing.

Nursery (n.) The place where nursing is carried on

Nursery (n.) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children.

Nursery (n.) A place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees.

Nursery (n.) The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.

Nursery (n.) That which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen.

Nursery (n.) That which is nursed.

Nurserymen (pl. ) of Nurseryman

Nurseryman (n.) One who cultivates or keeps a nursery, or place for rearing trees, etc.

Nursing (a.) Supplying or taking nourishment from, or as from, the breast; as, a nursing mother; a nursing infant.

Nursling (n.) One who, or that which, is nursed; an infant; a fondling.

Nurstle (v. t.) To nurse. See Noursle.

Nurture (n.) The act of nourishing or nursing; thender care; education; training.

Nurture (n.) That which nourishes; food; diet.

Nurtured (imp. & p. p.) of Nurture

Nurturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nurture

Nurture (v. t.) To feed; to nourish.

Nurture (v. t.) To educate; to bring or train up.

Nustle (v. t.) To fondle; to cherish.

Nut (n.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.

Nut (n.) A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt.

Nut (n.) The tumbler of a gunlock.

Nut (n.) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

Nutted (imp. & p. p.) of Nut

Nutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nut

Nut (v. i.) To gather nuts.

Nutant (a.) Nodding; having the top bent downward.

Nutation (n.) The act of nodding.

Nutation (n.) A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.

Nutation (n.) The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.

Nutation (n.) Circumnutation.

Nutbreaker (n.) The European nuthatch.

Nutbreaker (n.) The nutcracker.

Nut-brown (a.) Brown as a nut long kept and dried.

Nutcracker (n.) An instrument for cracking nuts.

Nutcracker (n.) A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.

Nutcracker (n.) The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America.

Nutgall (n.) A more or less round gall resembling a nut, esp. one of those produced on the oak and used in the arts. See Gall, Gallnut.

Nuthatch (n.) Any one of several species of birds of the genus Sitta, as the European species (Sitta Europaea). The white-breasted nuthatch (S. Carolinensis), the red-breasted nuthatch (S. Canadensis), the pygmy nuthatch (S. pygmaea), and others, are American.

Nuthook (n.) A hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering the nuts.

Nuthook (n.) A thief who steals by means of a hook; also, a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.

Nutjobber (n.) The nuthatch.

Nutlet (n.) A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe.

Nutmeg (n.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.

Nutmegged (a.) Seasoned with nutmeg.

Nutpecker (n.) The nuthatch.

Nutria (n.) The fur of the coypu. See Coypu.

Nutrication (n.) The act or manner of feeding.

Nutrient (a.) Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth.

Nutrient (n.) Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth.

Nutriment (n.) That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.

Nutriment (n.) That which promotes development or growth.

Nutrimental (a.) Nutritious.

Nutritial (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, nutrition; nutritious.

Nutrition (n.) In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

Nutrition (n.) In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

Nutrition (n.) That which nourishes; nutriment.

Nutritional (a.) Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, nutritional changes.

Nutritious (a.) Nourishing; promoting growth, or preventing decay; alimental.

Nutritive (a.) Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries.

Nutriture (n.) Nutrition; nourishment.

Nutshell (n.) The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.

Nutshell (n.) Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.

Nutshell (n.) A shell of the genus Nucula.

Nutter (n.) A gatherer of nuts.

Nutting (n.) The act of gathering nuts.

Nutty (a.) Abounding in nuts.

Nutty (a.) Having a flavor like that of nuts; as, nutty wine.

Nux vomica () The seed of Strychnos Nuxvomica, a tree which abounds on the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of the East Indies. From this seed the deadly poisons known as strychnine and brucine are obtained. The seeds are sometimes called Quaker buttons.

Nuzzied (imp. & p. p.) of Nuzzle

Nuzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nuzzle

Nuzzle (v. t.) To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.

Nuzzle (v. t.) To nestle; to house, as in a nest.

Nuzzle (v. i.) To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.

Nuzzle (v. i.) To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.

Nuzzle (v. t.) To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.

Nuzzle (v. t.) To loiter; to idle.

Ouakari (n.) Any South American monkey of the genus Brachyurus, especially B. ouakari.

Ouanderoo (n.) The wanderoo.

Ouarine (n.) A Brazilian monkey of the genus Mycetes.

Oubliette (n.) A dungeon with an opening only at the top, found in some old castles and other strongholds, into which persons condemned to perpetual imprisonment, or to perish secretly, were thrust, or lured to fall.

Ouch (n.) A socket or bezel holding a precious stone; hence, a jewel or ornament worn on the person.

Oughne (a.) Own.

Ought (n. & adv.) See Aught.

Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) Was or were under obligation to pay; owed.

Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) Owned; possessed.

Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) To be bound in duty or by moral obligation.

Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) To be necessary, fit, becoming, or expedient; to behoove; -- in this sense formerly sometimes used impersonally or without a subject expressed.

Oughtness (n.) The state of being as a thing ought to be; rightness.

Oughwhere (adv.) Anywhere; somewhere. See Owher.

Ouistiti (n.) See Wistit.

Oul (n.) An awl.

Oul (n.) An owl.

Oulachan (n.) Same as Eulachon.

Ounce (n.) A weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 437/ grains.

Ounce (n.) The twelfth part of a troy pound.

Ounce (n.) Fig.: A small portion; a bit.

Ounce (n.) A feline quadruped (Felis irbis, / uncia) resembling the leopard in size, and somewhat in color, but it has longer and thicker fur, which forms a short mane on the back. The ounce is pale yellowish gray, with irregular dark spots on the neck and limbs, and dark rings on the body. It inhabits the lofty mountain ranges of Asia. Called also once.

Ounded (a.) Alt. of Oundy

Oundy (a.) Wavy; waving/ curly.

Ounding (vb. n.) Waving.

Ouphe (n.) A fairy; a goblin; an elf.

Ouphen (a.) Elfish.

Our (possessive pron.) Of or pertaining to us; belonging to us; as, our country; our rights; our troops; our endeavors. See I.

-our () See -or.

Ourang (n.) The orang-outang.

Ourang-outang (n.) See Orang-outang.

Ouranographist (n.) See Uranographist.

Ouranography (n.) See Uranography.

Ourebi (n.) A small, graceful, and swift African antelope, allied to the klipspringer.

Ouretic (a.) Uric.

Ourology (n.) See Urology.

Ouroscopy (n.) Ourology.

Ours (possessive pron.) See Note under Our.

Ourselves (pron.) ; sing. Ourself (/). An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.

-ous () An adjective suffix meaning full of, abounding in, having, possessing the qualities of, like; as in gracious, abounding in grace; arduous, full of ardor; bulbous, having bulbs, bulblike; riotous, poisonous, piteous, joyous, etc.

-ous () A suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric, etc.

Ouse (n. & v.) See Ooze.

Ousel (n.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).

Oust (n.) See Oast.

Ousted (imp. & p. p.) of Oust

Ousting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oust

Oust (v. t.) To take away; to remove.

Oust (v. t.) To eject; to turn out.

Ouster (n.) A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin.

Out (a.) In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.

Out (a.) Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.

Out (a.) Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.

Out (a.) Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out.

Out (a.) Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.

Out (a.) Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.

Out (a.) Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.

Out (n.) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.

Out (n.) A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.

Out (n.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.

Out (v. t.) To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.

Out (v. t.) To come out with; to make known.

Out (v. t.) To give out; to dispose of; to sell.

Out (v. i.) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.

Out (interj.) Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.

Outact (v. t.) To do or beyond; to exceed in acting.

Outagamies (n. pl.) See lst Fox, 7.

Outargue (v. t.) To surpass or conquer in argument.

Outbabble (v. t.) To utter foolishly or excessively; to surpass in babbling.

Outbalance (v. t.) To outweight; to exceed in weight or effect.

Outbar (v. t.) To bar out.

Outbeg (v. t.) To surpass in begging.

Outbid (imp.) of Outbid

Outbade () of Outbid

Outbid (p. p.) of Outbid

Outbidden () of Outbid

Outbidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outbid

Outbid (v. t.) To exceed or surpass in bidding.

Outbidder (n.) One who outbids.

Outbleat (v. t.) To surpass in bleating.

Outblown (a.) Inflated with wind.

Outblush (v. t.) To exceed in blushing; to surpass in rosy color.

Outboard (a. & adv.) Beyond or outside of the lines of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; in a direction from the hull or from the keel; -- opposed to inboard; as, outboard rigging; swing the davits outboard.

Outborn (a.) Foreign; not native.

Outbound (a.) Outward bound.

Outbounds (n. pl.) The farthest or exterior bounds; extreme limits; boundaries.

Outbow (v. t.) To excel in bowing.

Outbowed (a.) Convex; curved outward.

Outbrag (v. t.) To surpass in bragging; hence, to make appear inferior.

Outbrave (v. t.) To excel in bravery o/ in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity

Outbrave (v. t.) To excel in magnificence or comeliness.

Outbray (v. t.) To exceed in braying.

Outbray (v. t.) To emit with great noise.

Outbrazen (v. t.) To bear down with a brazen face; to surpass in impudence.

Outbreak (n.) A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection.

Outbreaking (n.) The act of breaking out.

Outbreaking (n.) That which bursts forth.

Outbreast (v. t.) To surpass in singing. See Breast, n., 6.

Outbreathe (v. t.) To breathe forth.

Outbreathe (v. t.) To cause to be out of breath; to exhaust.

Outbreathe (v. i.) To issue, as breath; to be breathed out; to exhale.

Outbribe (v. t.) To surpass in bribing.

Outbring (v. t.) To bring or bear out.

Outbud (v. i.) To sprout.

Outbuilt (imp. & p. p.) of Outbuild

Outbuilded () of Outbuild

Outbuilding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outbuild

Outbuild (v. t.) To exceed in building, or in durability of building.

Outbuilding (n.) A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main house; an outhouse.

Outburn (v. t. & i.) To exceed in burning.

Outburn (v. t. & i.) To burn entirely; to be consumed.

Outburst (n.) A bursting forth.

Outcant (v. t.) To surpass in canting.

Outcast (a.) Cast out; degraded.

Outcast (n.) One who is cast out or expelled; an exile; one driven from home, society, or country; hence, often, a degraded person; a vagabond.

Outcast (n.) A quarrel; a contention.

Outcasting (n.) That which is cast out.

Outcept (prep.) Except.

Outcheat (v. t.) To exceed in cheating.

Outclimb (v. t.) To climb bevond; to surpass in climbing.

Outcome (n.) That which comes out of, or follows from, something else; issue; result; consequence; upshot.

Outcompass (v. t.) To exceed the compass or limits of.

Outcourt (n.) An outer or exterior court.

Outcrafty (v. t.) To exceed in cunning.

Outcrier (n.) One who cries out or proclaims; a herald or crier.

Outcrop (n.) The coming out of a stratum to the surface of the ground.

Outcrop (n.) That part of inclined strata which appears at the surface; basset.

Outcrop (v. i.) To come out to the surface of the ground; -- said of strata.

Outcry (n.) A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor.

Outcry (n.) Sale at public auction.

Outdare (v. t.) To surpass in daring; to overcome by courage; to brave.

Outdated (a.) Being out of date; antiquated.

Outdazzle (v. t.) To surpass in dazzing.

Outdid (imp.) of Outdo

Outdone (p. p.) of Outdo

Outdoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outdo

Outdo (v. t.) To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass.

Outdoor (a.) Being, or done, in the open air; being or done outside of certain buildings, as poorhouses, hospitals, etc.; as, outdoor exercise; outdoor relief; outdoor patients.

Outdoors (adv.) Abread; out of the house; out of doors.

Outdraw (v. t.) To draw out; to extract.

Outdream (v. t.) To pass, or escape, while dreaming.

Outdrink (v. t.) To exceed in drinking.

Outdure (v. t.) To outlast.

Outdwell (v. t.) To dwell or stay beyond.

Outdweller (n.) One who holds land in a parish, but lives elsewhere.

Outer (a.) Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to inner; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the outer stump in cricket; the outer world.

Outer (n.) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye.

Outer (n.) A shot which strikes the outer of a target.

Outer (v.) One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession.

Outerly (adv.) Utterly; entirely.

Outerly (adv.) Toward the outside.

Outermost (a.) Being on the extreme external part; farthest outward; as, the outermost row.

Outfaced (imp. & p. p.) of Outface

Outfacing (p pr. & vb. n.) of Outface

Outface (v. t.) To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave.

Outfall (n.) The mouth of a river; the lower end of a water course; the open end of a drain, culvert, etc., where the discharge occurs.

Outfall (n.) A quarrel; a falling out.

Outfangthef (v. t.) A thief from without or abroad, taken within a lord's fee or liberty.

Outfangthef (v. t.) The privilege of trying such a thief.

Outfawn (v. t.) To exceed in fawning.

Outfeast (v. t.) To exceed in feasting.

Outfeat (v. t.) To surpass in feats.

Outfield (n.) Arable land which has been or is being exhausted. See Infield, 1.

Outfield (n.) A field beyond, or separated from, the inclosed land about the homestead; an uninclosed or unexplored tract. Also used figuratively.

Outfield (n.) The part of the field beyond the diamond, or infield. It is occupied by the fielders.

Outfield (n.) The part of the field farthest from the batsman.

Outfit (n.) A fitting out, or equipment, as of a ship for a voyage, or of a person for an expedition in an unoccupied region or residence in a foreign land; things required for equipment; the expense of, or allowance made for, equipment, as by the government of the United States to a diplomatic agent going abroad.

Outfitter (n.) One who furnishes outfits for a voyage, a journey, or a business.

Outflank (v. t.) To go beyond, or be superior to, on the flank; to pass around or turn the flank or flanks of.

Outflatter (v. t.) To exceed in flattering.

Outfling (n.) A gibe; a contemptuous remark.

Outflow (n.) A flowing out; efflux.

Outflow (v. i.) To flow out.

Outflew (imp.) of Outfly

Outflown (p. p.) of Outfly

Outflying () of Outfly

Outfly (v. t.) To surpass in flying; to fly beyond or faster than.

Outfool (v. t.) To exceed in folly.

Outform (n.) External appearance.

Outfrown (v. t.) To frown down; to overbear by frowning.

Outgate (n.) An outlet.

Outgaze (v. t.) To gaze beyond; to exceed in sharpness or persistence of seeing or of looking; hence, to stare out of countenance.

Outgeneraled (imp. & p. p.) of Outgeneral

Outgeneralled () of Outgeneral

Outgeneraling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outgeneral

Outgeneralling () of Outgeneral

Outgeneral (v. t.) To exceed in generalship; to gain advantage over by superior military skill or executive ability; to outmaneuver.

Outgive (v. t.) To surpass in giving.

Outwent (imp.) of Outgo

Outgone (p. p.) of Outgo

Outgoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outgo

Outgo (v. t.) To go beyond; to exceed in swiftness; to surpass; to outdo.

Outgo (v. t.) To circumvent; to overreach.

Outgoes (pl. ) of Outgo

Outgo (n.) That which goes out, or is paid out; outlay; expenditure; -- the opposite of income.

Outgoer (n.) One who goes out or departs.

Outgoing (n.) The act or the state of going out.

Outgoing (n.) That which goes out; outgo; outlay.

Outgoing (n.) The extreme limit; the place of ending.

Outgoing (a.) Going out; departing; as, the outgoing administration; an outgoing steamer.

Outground (n.) Ground situated at a distance from the house; outlying land.

Outgrew (imp.) of Outgrow

Outgrown (p. p.) of Outgrow

Outgrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outgrow

Outgrow (v. t.) To surpass in growing; to grow more than.

Outgrow (v. t.) To grow out of or away from; to grow too large, or too aged, for; as, to outgrow clothing; to outgrow usefulness; to outgrow an infirmity.

Outgrowth (n.) That which grows out of, or proceeds from, anything; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, a result or consequence.

Outguard (n.) A guard or small body of troops at a distance from the main body of an army, to watch for the approach of an enemy; hence, anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.

Outgush (n.) A pouring out; an outburst.

Outgush (v. i.) To gush out; to flow forth.

Outhaul (n.) A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul.

Outhess (n.) Outcry; alarm.

Outher (conj.) Other.

Out-Herod (v. t.) To surpass (Herod) in violence or wickedness; to exceed in any vicious or offensive particular.

Outhire (v. t.) To hire out.

Outhouse (n.) A small house or building at a little distance from the main house; an outbuilding.

Outing (n.) The act of going out; an airing; an excursion; as, a summer outing.

Outing (n.) A feast given by an apprentice when he is out of his time.

Outjest (v. t.) To surpass in jesting; to drive out, or away, by jesting.

Outjet (n.) That which jets out or projects from anything.

Outjuggle (v. t.) To surpass in juggling.

Outkeeper (n.) An attachment to a surveyor's compass for keeping tally in chaining.

Outknave (v. t.) To surpass in knavery.

Outlabor (v. t.) To surpass in laboring.

Outland (a.) Foreign; outlandish.

Outlander (n.) A foreigner.

Outlandish (a.) Foreign; not native.

Outlandish (a.) Hence: Not according with usage; strange; rude; barbarous; uncouth; clownish; as, an outlandish dress, behavior, or speech.

Outlast (v. t.) To exceed in duration; to survive; to endure longer than.

Outlaugh (v. t.) To surpass or outdo in laughing.

Outlaugh (v. t.) To laugh (one) out of a purpose, principle, etc.; to discourage or discomfit by laughing; to laugh down.

Outlaw (n.) A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.

Outlawed (imp. & p. p.) of Outlaw

Outlawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outlaw

Outlaw (v. t.) To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw; to proscribe.

Outlaw (v. t.) To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force.

Outlawries (pl. ) of Outlawry

Outlawry (n.) The act of outlawing; the putting a man out of the protection of law, or the process by which a man (as an absconding criminal) is deprived of that protection.

Outlawry (n.) The state of being an outlaw.

Outlay (v. t.) To lay out; to spread out; to display.

Outlay (n.) A laying out or expending.

Outlay (n.) That which is expended; expenditure.

Outlay (n.) An outlying haunt.

Outleap (v. t.) To surpass in leaping.

Outleap (n.) A sally.

Outlearn (v. t.) To excel or surpass in learing.

Outlearn (v. t.) To learn out [i. e., completely, utterly]; to exhaust knowledge of.

Outlet (n.) The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.

Outlet (v. t.) To let out; to emit.

Outlie (v. t.) To exceed in lying.

Outlier (n.) One who does not live where his office, or business, or estate, is.

Outlier (n.) That which lies, or is, away from the main body.

Outlier (n.) A part of a rock or stratum lying without, or beyond, the main body, from which it has been separated by denudation.

Outlimb (n.) An extreme member or part of a thing; a limb.

Outline (n.) The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour.

Outline (n.) In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated.

Outline (n.) A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading.

Outline (n.) Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.

Outlined (imp. & p. p.) of Outline

Outlining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outline

Outline (v. t.) To draw the outline of.

Outline (v. t.) Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.

Outlinear (a.) Of or pertaining to an outline; being in, or forming, an outline.

Outlived (imp. & p. p.) of Outlive

Outliving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outlive

Outlive (v. t.) To live beyond, or longer than; to survive.

Outliver (n.) One who outlives.

Outlook (v. t.) To face down; to outstare.

Outlook (v. t.) To inspect throughly; to select.

Outlook (n.) The act of looking out; watch.

Outlook (n.) One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks out; a watchower.

Outlook (n.) The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision; prospect; sight; appearance.

Outloose (n.) A loosing from; an escape; an outlet; an evasion.

Outlope (n.) An excursion.

Outluster (v. t.) Alt. of Outlustre

Outlustre (v. t.) To excel in brightness or luster.

Outlying (a.) Lying or being at a distance from the central part, or the main body; being on, or beyond, the frontier; exterior; remote; detached.

Outmaneuver (v. t.) Alt. of Outmanoeuvre

Outmanoeuvre (v. t.) To surpass, or get an advantage of, in maneuvering; to outgeneral.

Outmantle (v. t.) To excel in mantling; hence, to excel in splendor, as of dress.

Outmarch (v. t.) To surpass in marching; to march faster than, or so as to leave behind.

Outmeasure (v. t.) To exceed in measure or extent; to measure more than.

Outmost (a.) Farthest from the middle or interior; farthest outward; outermost.

Outmount (v. t.) To mount above.

Outname (v. t.) To exceed in naming or describing.

Outname (v. t.) To exceed in name, fame, or degree.

Outness (n.) The state of being out or beyond; separateness.

Outness (n.) The state or quality of being distanguishable from the perceiving mind, by being in space, and possessing marerial quality; externality; objectivity.

Outnoise (v. t.) To exceed in noise; to surpass in noisiness.

Outnumber (v. t.) To exceed in number.

Out-of-door (a.) Being out of the house; being, or done, in the open air; outdoor; as, out-of-door exercise. See Out of door, under Out, adv.

Out-of-the-way (a.) See under Out, adv.

Outpace (v. t.) To outgo; to move faster than; to leave behind.

Outparamour (v. t.) To exceed in the number of mistresses.

Outparish (n.) A parish lying without the walls of, or in a remote part of, a town.

Outpart (n.) An outlying part.

Outpass (v. t.) To pass beyond; to exceed in progress.

Outpassion (v. t.) To exceed in passion.

Out-patient (n.) A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical aid from it.

Outpeer (v. t.) To excel.

Outplay (v. t.) To excel or defeat in a game; to play better than; as, to be outplayed in tennis or ball.

Outpoise (v. t.) To outweigh.

Outport (n.) A harbor or port at some distance from the chief town or seat of trade.

Outpost (n.) A post or station without the limits of a camp, or at a distance from the main body of an army, for observation of the enemy.

Outpost (n.) The troops placed at such a station.

Outpour (v. t.) To pour out.

Outpour (n.) A flowing out; a free discharge.

Outpower (v. t.) To excel in power; to overpover.

Outpray (v. t.) To exceed or excel in prayer.

Outpreach (v. t.) To surpass in preaching.

Outprize (v. t.) To prize beyong value, or in excess; to exceed in value.

Output (n.) The amount of coal or ore put out from one or more mines, or the quantity of material produced by, or turned out from, one or more furnaces or mills, in a given time.

Output (n.) That which is thrown out as products of the metabolic activity of the body; the egesta other than the faeces. See Income.

Outquench (v. t.) To quench entirely; to extinguish.

Outrage (v. t.) To rage in excess of.

Outrage (n.) Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or things; a gross violation of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury.

Outrage (n.) Excess; luxury.

Outragen (imp. & p. p.) of Outrage

Outraging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outrage

Outrage (n.) To commit outrage upon; to subject to outrage; to treat with violence or excessive abuse.

Outrage (n.) Specifically, to violate; to commit an indecent assault upon (a female).

Outrage (v. t.) To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.

Outrageous (n.) Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; involving or doing an outrage; furious; violent; atrocious.

Outrance (n.) The utmost or last extremity.

Outrank (v. t.) To exceed in rank; hence, to take precedence of.

Outray (v. t.) To outshine.

Outray (v. i.) To spread out in array.

Outraye (v. i.) See Outrage, v. i.

Outraze (v. t.) To obliterate.

Outre (a.) Being out of the common course or limits; extravagant; bizarre.

Outreach (v. t.) To reach beyond.

Outreason (v. t.) To excel or surpass in reasoning; to reason better than.

Outreckon (v. t.) To exceed in reckoning or computation.

Outrecuidance (n.) Excessive presumption.

Outrede (v. t.) To surpass in giving rede, or counsel.

Outreign (v. t.) To go beyond in reigning; to reign through the whole of, or longer than.

Outride (v. t.) To surpass in speed of riding; to ride beyond or faster than.

Outride (n.) A riding out; an excursion.

Outride (n.) A place for riding out.

Outrider (n.) A summoner whose office is to cite men before the sheriff.

Outrider (n.) One who rides out on horseback.

Outrider (n.) A servant on horseback attending a carriage.

Outrigger (n.) Any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship's mast, to hold a rope or a sail extended, or from a building, to support hoisting teckle.

Outrigger (n.) A projecting support for a rowlock, extended from the side of a boat.

Outrigger (n.) A boat thus equipped.

Outrigger (n.) A projecting contrivance at the side of a boat to prevent upsetting, as projecting spars with a log at the end.

Outright (adv.) Immediately; without delay; at once; as, he was killed outright.

Outright (adv.) Completely; utterly.

Outring (v. t.) To excel in volume of ringing sound; to ring louder than.

Outrival (v. t.) To surpass in a rivalry.

Outrive (v. t.) To river; to sever.

Outroad (n.) Alt. of Outrode

Outrode (n.) An excursion.

Outroar (v. t.) To exceed in roaring.

Outromance (v. t.) To exceed in romantic character.

Outroom (n.) An outer room.

Outroot (v. t.) To eradicate; to extirpate.

Outran (imp.) of Outrun

Outrun (p. p.) of Outrun

Outrunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outrun

Outrun (v. t.) To exceed, or leave behind, in running; to run faster than; to outstrip; to go beyond.

Outrunner (n.) An offshoot; a branch.

Outrush (v. i.) To rush out; to issue, or ru/ out, forcibly.

Outsail (v. t.) To excel, or to leave behind, in sailing; to sail faster than.

Outscent (v. t.) To exceed in odor.

Outscold (v. t.) To exceed in scolding.

Outscorn (v. t.) To confront, or subdue, with greater scorn.

Outscouring (n.) That which is scoured out o/ washed out.

Outscout (v. t.) To overpower by disdain; to outface.

Outsee (v. t.) To see beyond; to excel in cer/ainty of seeing; to surpass in foresight.

Outsell (v. t.) To exceed in amount of sales; to sell more than.

Outsell (v. t.) To exceed in the price of selling; to fetch more than; to exceed in value.

Outsentry (n.) A sentry who guards the entrance or approach to a place; an outguard.

Outset (n.) A setting out, starting, or beginning.

Outsettler (n.) One who settles at a distance, or away, from others.

Outshine (v. i.) To shine forth.

Outshine (v. t.) To excel in splendor.

Outshoot (v. t.) To exceed or excel in shooting; to shoot beyond.

Outshut (v. t.) To shut out.

Outside (n.) The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which forms the surface; that which appears, or is manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.

Outside (n.) The part or space which lies without an inclosure; the outer side, as of a door, walk, or boundary.

Outside (n.) The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost; as, it may last a week at the outside.

Outside (n.) One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside passenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See Inside, n. 3.

Outside (a.) Of or pertaining to the outside; external; exterior; superficial.

Outside (a.) Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc.; as, an outside estimate.

Outside (adv.) or prep. On or to the outside (of); without; on the exterior; as, to ride outside the coach; he stayed outside.

Outsider (n.) One not belonging to the concern, institution, party, etc., spoken of; one disconnected in interest or feeling.

Outsider (n.) A locksmith's pinchers for grasping the point of a key in the keyhole, to open a door from the outside when the key is inside.

Outsider (n.) A horse which is not a favorite in the betting.

Outsing (v. t.) To surpass in singing.

Outsit (v. t.) To remain sitting, or in session, longer than, or beyond the time of; to outstay.

Outskirt (n.) A part remote from the center; outer edge; border; -- usually in the plural; as, the outskirts of a town.

Outsleep (v. t.) To exceed in sleeping.

Outslide (v. i.) To slide outward, onward, or forward; to advance by sliding.

Outsoar (v. t.) To soar beyond or above.

Outsole (n.) The outside sole of a boot or shoe.

Outsound (v. t.) To surpass in sounding.

Outspan (v. t. & i.) To unyoke or disengage, as oxen from a wagon.

Outsparkle (v. t.) To exceed in sparkling.

Outspeak (v. t.) To exceed in speaking.

Outspeak (v. t.) To speak openly or boldly.

Outspeak (v. t.) To express more than.

Outspeed (v. t.) To excel in speed.

Outspend (n.) Outlay; expenditure.

Outspin (v. t.) To spin out; to finish.

Outspoken (a.) Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly; as, an outspoken man; an outspoken rebuke.

Outsport (v. t.) To exceed in sporting.

Outspread (v. t.) To spread out; to expand; -- usually as a past part. / adj.

Outspring (v. i.) To spring out; to issue.

Outstand (v. i.) To stand out, or project, from a surface or mass; hence, to remain standing out.

Outstand (v. t.) To resist effectually; to withstand; to sustain without yielding.

Outstand (v. t.) To stay beyond.

Outstanding (a.) That stands out; undischarged; uncollected; not paid; as, outstanding obligations.

Outstare (v. t.) To excel or overcome in staring; to face down.

Outstart (v. i.) To start out or up.

Outstay (v. t.) To stay beyond or longer than.

Outstep (v. t.) To exceed in stepping.

Outstorm (v. t.) To exceed in storming.

Outstreet (n.) A street remote from the center of a town.

Outstretch (v. t.) To stretch out.

Outstride (v. t.) To surpass in striding.

Outstrike (v. t.) To strike out; to strike faster than.

Outstripped (imp. & p. p.) of Outstrip

Outstripping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outstrip

Outstrip (v. t.) To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behing.

Outsuffer (v. t.) To exceed in suffering.

Outswear (v. t.) To exceed in swearing.

Outsweeten (v. t.) To surpass in sweetness.

Outswell (v. t.) To exceed in swelling.

Outswell (v. t.) To swell beyond; to overflow.

Outtake (prep.) Except.

Outtaken (p. p.) or prep. Excepted; save.

Outtalk (v. t.) To overpower by talking; to exceed in talking; to talk down.

Outtell (v. t.) To surpass in telling, counting, or reckoning.

Outterm (n.) An external or superficial thing; outward manner; superficial remark, etc.

Outthrow (v. t.) To throw out.

Outthrow (v. t.) To excel in throwing, as in ball playing.

Outtoil (v. t.) To exceed in toiling.

Outtongue (v. t.) To silence by talk, clamor, or noise.

Outtop (v. t.) To overtop.

Outtravel (v. t.) To exceed in speed o/ distance traveled.

Outtwine (v. t.) To disentangle.

Outvalue (v. t.) To exceed in value.

Outvenom (v. t.) To exceed in venom.

Outvie (v. t.) To exceed in vying.

Outvillain (v. t.) To exceed in villainy.

Outvoice (v. t.) To exceed in noise.

Outvote (v. t.) To exceed in the number of votes given; to defeat by votes.

Outwalk (v. t.) To excel in walking; to leave behind in walking.

Outwall (n.) The exterior wall; the outside surface, or appearance.

Outward (adv.) Alt. of Outwards

Outwards (adv.) From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward.

Outward (a.) Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.

Outward (a.) Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public.

Outward (a.) Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war.

Outward (a.) Tending to the exterior or outside.

Outward (n.) External form; exterior.

Outwards (adv.) See Outward, adv.

Outwatch (v. t.) To exceed in watching.

Outway (n.) A way out; exit.

Outwear (v. t.) To wear out; to consume or destroy by wearing.

Outwear (v. t.) To last longer than; to outlast; as, this cloth will outwear the other.

Outweary (v. t.) To weary out.

Outweed (v. t.) To weed out.

Outweep (v. t.) To exceed in weeping.

Outweigh (v. t.) To exceed in weight or value.

Outwell (v. t.) To pour out.

Outwell (v. i.) To issue forth.

Outwent () imp. of Outgo.

Outwhore (v. t.) To exceed in lewdness.

Outwin (v. t.) To win a way out of.

Outwind (v. t.) To extricate by winding; to unloose.

Outwing (v. t.) To surpass, exceed, or outstrip in flying.

Outwit (v. t.) To surpass in wisdom, esp. in cunning; to defeat or overreach by superior craft.

Outwit (n.) The faculty of acquiring wisdom by observation and experience, or the wisdom so acquired; -- opposed to inwit.

Outwoe (v. t.) To exceed in woe.

Outwork (v. t.) To exceed in working; to work more or faster than.

Outwork (n.) A minor defense constructed beyond the main body of a work, as a ravelin, lunette, hornwork, etc.

Outworth (v. t.) To exceed in worth.

Outwrest (v. t.) To extort; to draw from or forth by violence.

Outwrite (v. t.) To exceed or excel in writing.

Outzany (v. t.) To exceed in buffoonery.

Ouvarovite (n.) Chrome garnet.

Ouze (n. & v.) See Ooze.

Ouzel (n.) Same as Ousel.

Pubble (a.) Puffed out, pursy; pudgy; fat.

Puberal (a.) Of or pertaining to puberty.

Puberty (n.) The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve in females.

Puberty (n.) The period when a plant first bears flowers.

Puberulent (a.) Very minutely downy.

Pubes (n.) The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty.

Pubes (n.) Hence (as more commonly used), the lower part of the hypogastric region; the pubic region.

Pubes (n.) The down of plants; a downy or villous substance which grows on plants; pubescence.

Pubescence (n.) The quality or state of being pubescent, or of having arrived at puberty.

Pubescence (n.) A covering of soft short hairs, or down, as one some plants and insects; also, the state of being so covered.

Pubescency (n.) Pubescence.

Pubescent (a.) Arrived at puberty.

Pubescent (a.) Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants.

Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubes; in the region of the pubes; as, the pubic bone; the pubic region, or the lower part of the hypogastric region. See Pubes.

Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubis.

Pubis (n.) The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis; sharebone; pubic bone.

Public (a.) Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.

Public (a.) Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common; notorious; as, public report; public scandal.

Public (a.) Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public house.

Public (n.) The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public.

Public (n.) A public house; an inn.

Publican (n.) A farmer of the taxes and public revenues; hence, a collector of toll or tribute. The inferior officers of this class were often oppressive in their exactions, and were regarded with great detestation.

Publican (n.) The keeper of an inn or public house; one licensed to retail beer, spirits, or wine.

Publication (n.) The act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.

Publication (n.) The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.

Publication (n.) That which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice; as, a daily or monthly publication.

Publication (n.) An act done in public.

Public-hearted (a.) Public-spirited.

Publicist (n.) A writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who is versed in the science of public right, the principles of government, etc.

Publicity (n.) The quality or state of being public, or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety; publicness.

Publicly (adv.) With exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; openly; as, property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a declaration publicly made.

Publicly (adv.) In the name of the community.

Public-minded (a.) Public-spirited.

Publicness (n.) The quality or state of being public, or open to the view or notice of people at large; publicity; notoriety; as, the publicness of a sale.

Publicness (n.) The quality or state of belonging to the community; as, the publicness of property.

Public-spirited (a.) Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public; as, public-spirited men.

Public-spirited (a.) Dictated by a regard to public good; as, a public-spirited project or measure.

Published (imp. & p. p.) of Publish

Publishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Publish

Publish (v. t.) To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.

Publish (v. t.) To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.

Publish (v. t.) To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press.

Publish (v. t.) To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper.

Publishable (a.) Capable of being published; suitable for publication.

Publisher (n.) One who publishes; as, a publisher of a book or magazine.

Publishment (n.) The act or process of making publicly known; publication.

Publishment (n.) A public notice of intended marriage, required by the laws of some States.

Puccoon (n.) Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of Lithospermum (L. hirtum, and L. canescens); also, the pigment itself.

Puce (a.) Of a dark brown or brownish purple color.

Pucel (n.) See Pucelle.

Pucelage (n.) Virginity.

Pucelle (n.) A maid; a virgin.

Puceron (n.) Any plant louse, or aphis.

Pucherite (n.) Vanadate of bismuth, occurring in minute reddish brown crystals.

Puck (n.) A celebrated fairy, "the merry wanderer of the night;" -- called also Robin Goodfellow, Friar Rush, Pug, etc.

Puck (n.) The goatsucker.

Puckball (n.) A puffball.

Puckered (imp. & p. p.) of Pucker

Puckering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pucker

Pucker (v. t. & i.) To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; -- often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.

Pucker (n.) A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds.

Pucker (n.) A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.

Puckerer (n.) One who, or that which, puckers.

Puckery (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, a pucker; as, a puckery taste.

Puckery (a.) Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles.

Puckfist (n.) A puffball.

Puckish (a.) Resembling Puck; merry; mischievous.

Pucras (n.) See Koklass.

Pud (n.) Same as Pood.

Pud (n.) The hand; the first.

Puddening (n.) A quantity of rope-yarn, or the like, placed, as a fender, on the bow of a boat.

Puddening (n.) A bunch of soft material to prevent chafing between spars, or the like.

Puddered (imp. & p. p.) of Pudder

Puddering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pudder

Pudder (v. i.) To make a tumult or bustle; to splash; to make a pother or fuss; to potter; to meddle.

Pudder (v. t.) To perplex; to embarrass; to confuse; to bother; as, to pudder a man.

Pudder (n.) A pother; a tumult; a confused noise; turmoil; bustle.

Pudding (n.) A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.

Pudding (n.) Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.

Pudding (n.) An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage.

Pudding (n.) Any food or victuals.

Pudding (n.) Same as Puddening.

Pudding-headed (a.) Stupid.

Puddle (n.) A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.

Puddle (n.) Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water.

Puddled (imp. & p. p.) of Puddle

Puddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puddle

Puddle (v. t.) To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).

Puddle (v. t.) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water.

Puddle (v. t.) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.

Puddle (v. t.) To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron.

Puddle (v. i.) To make a dirty stir.

Puddle-ball (n.) The lump of pasty wrought iron as taken from the puddling furnace to be hammered or rolled.

Puddle-bar (n.) An iron bar made at a single heat from a puddle-ball hammering and rolling.

Puddler (n.) One who converts cast iron into wrought iron by the process of puddling.

Puddling (n.) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material.

Puddling (n.) Puddle. See Puddle, n., 2.

Puddling (n.) The art or process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities.

Puddly (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, puddles; muddy; foul.

Puddock (n.) A small inclosure.

Pudency (n.) Modesty; shamefacedness.

Pudenda (n. pl.) The external organs of generation.

Pudendal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pudenda, or pudendum.

Pudendum (n.) The external organs of generation, especially of the female; the vulva.

Pudgy (a.) Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy; as, a short, pudgy little man; a pudgy little hand.

Pudic (a.) Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.

Pudical (a.) Pudic.

Pudicity (n.) Modesty; chastity.

Pudu (n.) A very small deer (Pudua humilis), native of the Chilian Andes. It has simple spikelike antlers, only two or three inches long.

Pued (imp. & p. p.) of Pue

Puing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pue

Pue (v. i.) To make a low whistling sound; to chirp, as birds.

Pueblo (n.) A communistic building erected by certain Indian tribes of Arizona and New Mexico. It is often of large size and several stories high, and is usually built either of stone or adobe. The term is also applied to any Indian village in the same region.

Puefellow (n.) A pewfellow.

Puer (n.) The dung of dogs, used as an alkaline steep in tanning.

Puerco (n.) A hog.

Puerile (a.) Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.

Puerilely (adv.) In a puerile manner; childishly.

Puerileness (n.) The quality of being puerile; puerility.

Puerilities (pl. ) of Puerility

Puerility (n.) The quality of being puerile; childishness; puerileness.

Puerility (n.) That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is flat, insipid, or silly.

Puerperal (a.) Of or pertaining to childbirth; as, a puerperal fever.

Puerperous (a.) Bearing children.

Puet (n.) The pewit.

Puff (n.) A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.

Puff (n.) Anything light and filled with air.

Puff (n.) A puffball.

Puff (n.) a kind of light pastry.

Puff (n.) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.

Puff (n.) An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.

Puffed (imp. & p. p.) of Puff

Puffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puff

Puff (n.) To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.

Puff (n.) To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.

Puff (n.) To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.

Puff (n.) To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.

Puff (n.) To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.

Puff (v. t.) To drive with a puff, or with puffs.

Puff (v. t.) To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.

Puff (v. t.) To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.

Puff (v. t.) To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.

Puff (v. t.) To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.

Puff (a.) Puffed up; vain.

Puffball (n.) A kind of ball-shaped fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; -- called also bullfist, bullfice, puckfist, puff, and puffin.

Puffer (n.) One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation.

Puffer (n.) One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder.

Puffer (n.) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of Tetrodon and Diodon; -- called also blower, puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish.

Puffer (n.) The common, or harbor, porpoise.

Puffer (n.) A kier.

Puffery (n.) The act of puffing; bestowment of extravagant commendation.

Puffin (n.) An arctic sea bird Fratercula arctica) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also bottle nose, cockandy, coulterneb, marrot, mormon, pope, and sea parrot.

Puffin (n.) The puffball.

Puffin (n.) A sort of apple.

Puffiness (n.) The quality or state of being puffy.

Puffing () a. & n. from Puff, v. i. & t.

Puffingly (adv.) In a puffing manner; with vehement breathing or shortness of breath; with exaggerated praise.

Puff-leg (n.) Any one of numerous species of beautiful humming birds of the genus Eriocnemis having large tufts of downy feathers on the legs.

Puff-legged (a.) Having a conspicuous tuft of feathers on the legs.

Puffy (a.) Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor.

Puffy (a.) Hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style.

Pugged (imp. & p. p.) of Pug

Pugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pug

Pug (v. t.) To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.

Pug (v. t.) To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.

Pug (n.) Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.

Pug (n.) A pug mill.

Pug (n.) An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck.

Pug (n.) A name for a monkey.

Pug (n.) A name for a fox.

Pug (n.) An intimate; a crony; a dear one.

Pug (n.) Chaff; the refuse of grain.

Pug (n.) A prostitute.

Pug (n.) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.

Pug (n.) Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.

Pug-faced (a.) Having a face like a monkey or a pug; monkey-faced.

Pugger (v. t.) To pucker.

Puggered (a.) Puckered.

Pugging (v. t.) The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.

Pugging (v. t.) Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.

Pugging (a.) Thieving.

Pugh (interj.) Pshaw! pish! -- a word used in contempt or disdain.

Pugil (n.) As much as is taken up between the thumb and two first fingers.

Pugilism (n.) The practice of boxing, or fighting with the fist.

Pugilist (n.) One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.

Pugilistic (a.) Of or pertaining to pugillism.

Pugnacious (a.) Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome; fighting.

Pugnacity (n.) Inclination or readiness to fight; quarrelsomeness.

Pug nose () A short, thick nose; a snubnose.

Puh (interj.) The same as Pugh.

Puisne (a.) Later in age, time, etc.; subsequent.

Puisne (a.) Puny; petty; unskilled.

Puisne (a.) Younger or inferior in rank; junior; associate; as, a chief justice and three puisne justices of the Court of Common Pleas; the puisne barons of the Court of Exchequer.

Puisne (n.) One who is younger, or of inferior rank; a junior; esp., a judge of inferior rank.

Puisny (a.) Puisne; younger; inferior; petty; unskilled.

Puissance (n.) Power; strength; might; force; potency.

Puissant (a.) Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire.

Puissantly (adv.) In a puissant manner; powerfully; with great strength.

Puissantness (n.) The state or quality of being puissant; puissance; power.

Puit (n.) A well; a small stream; a fountain; a spring.

Puked (imp. & p. p.) of Puke

Puking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puke

Puke (v. i.) To eject the contests of the stomach; to vomit; to spew.

Puke (v. t.) To eject from the stomach; to vomit up.

Puke (n.) A medicine that causes vomiting; an emetic; a vomit.

Puke (a.) Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.

Puker (n.) One who pukes, vomits.

Puker (n.) That which causes vomiting.

Pulas (n.) The East Indian leguminous tree Butea frondosa. See Gum Butea, under Gum.

Pulchritude (n.) That quality of appearance which pleases the eye; beauty; comeliness; grace; loveliness.

Pulchritude (n.) Attractive moral excellence; moral beauty.

Puled (imp. & p. p.) of Pule

Puling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pule

Pule (v. i.) To cry like a chicken.

Pule (v. i.) To whimper; to whine, as a complaining child.

Puler (n.) One who pules; one who whines or complains; a weak person.

Pulex (n.) A genus of parasitic insects including the fleas. See Flea.

Pulicene (a.) Pertaining to, or abounding in, fleas; pulicose.

Pulicose (a.) Alt. of Pulicous

Pulicous (a.) Abounding with fleas.

Puling (n.) A cry, as of a chicken,; a whining or whimpering.

Puling (a.) Whimpering; whining; childish.

Pulingly (adv.) With whining or complaint.

Pulkha (n.) A Laplander's traveling sledge. See Sledge.

Pulled (imp. & p. p.) of Pull

Pulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pull

Pull (v. t.) To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.

Pull (v. t.) To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

Pull (v. t.) To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.

Pull (v. t.) To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.

Pull (v. t.) To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.

Pull (v. t.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.

Pull (v. t.) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.

Pull (v. i.) To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.

Pull (n.) The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.

Pull (n.) A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.

Pull (n.) A pluck; loss or violence suffered.

Pull (n.) A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.

Pull (n.) The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.

Pull (n.) The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.

Pull (n.) Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.

Pull (n.) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

Pullail (n.) Poultry.

Pullback (n.) That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance.

Pullback (n.) The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it party open at a fixed point.

Pulled (a.) Plucked; pilled; moulting.

Pullen (n.) Poultry.

Puller (n.) One who, or that which, pulls.

Pullet (n.) A young hen, or female of the domestic fowl.

Pulleys (pl. ) of Pulley

Pulley (v. t.) A wheel with a broad rim, or grooved rim, for transmitting power from, or imparting power to, the different parts of machinery, or for changing the direction of motion, by means of a belt, cord, rope, or chain.

Pulley (b. t.) To raise or lift by means of a pulley.

Pullicate (n.) A kind of checked cotton or silk handkerchief.

Pullman car () A kind of sleeping car; also, a palace car; -- often shortened to Pullman.

Pullulate (v. i.) To germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly.

Pullulation (n.) A germinating, or budding.

Pulli (pl. ) of Pullus

Pullus (n.) A chick; a young bird in the downy stage.

Pulmobranchiata (a. & n.) Alt. of Pulmobranchiate

Pulmobranchiate (a. & n.) Same as Pulmonibranchiata, -ate.

Pulmocutaneous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the akin; as, the pulmocutaneous arteries of the frog.

Pulmogasteropoda (n. pl.) Same as Pulmonata.

Pulmograde (a.) Swimming by the expansion and contraction, or lunglike movement, of the body, or of the disk, as do the medusae.

Pulmometer (n.) A spirometer.

Pulmonarian (n.) Any arachnid that breathes by lunglike organs, as the spiders and scorpions. Also used adjectively.

Pulmonary (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic.

Pulmonary (a.) Lungwort.

Pulmonata (n. pl.) An extensive division, or sub-class, of hermaphrodite gastropods, in which the mantle cavity is modified into an air-breathing organ, as in Helix, or land snails, Limax, or garden slugs, and many pond snails, as Limnaea and Planorbis.

Pulmonate (a.) Having breathing organs that act as lungs.

Pulmonate (a.) Pertaining to the Pulmonata.

Pulmonate (n.) One of the Pulmonata.

Pulmonated (a.) same as Pulmonate (a).

Pulmonibranchiata (n. pl.) Same as Pulmonata.

Pulmonibranchiate (a. & n.) Same as Pulmonate.

Pulmonic (a.) Relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary.

Pulmonic (n.) A pulmonic medicine.

Pulmonifera (n. pl.) Same as Pulmonata.

Pulmoniferous (a.) Having lungs; pulmonate.

Pulp (n.) A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter.

Pulp (n.) A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth.

Pulp (n.) The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, the pulp of a grape.

Pulp (n.) The exterior part of a coffee berry.

Pulp (n.) The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water.

Pulped (imp. & p. p.) of Pulp

Pulping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pulp

Pulp (v. t.) To reduce to pulp.

Pulp (v. t.) To deprive of the pulp, or integument.

Pulpatoon (n.) A kind of delicate confectionery or cake, perhaps made from the pulp of fruit.

Pulpiness (n.) the quality or state of being pulpy.

Pulpit (n.) An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching.

Pulpit (n.) The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching.

Pulpit (n.) A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.

Pulpit (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.

Pulpited (a.) Placed in a pulpit.

Pulpiteer (n.) One who speaks in a pulpit; a preacher; -- so called in contempt.

Pulpiter (n.) A preacher.

Pulpitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; suited to the pulpit.

Pulpitish (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; like preaching.

Pulpitry (n.) The teaching of the pulpit; preaching.

Pulpous (a.) Containing pulp; pulpy.

Pulpy (n.) Like pulp; consisting of pulp; soft; fleshy; succulent; as, the pulpy covering of a nut; the pulpy substance of a peach or a cherry.

Pulque (n.) An intoxicating Mexican drink. See Agave.

Pulsated (imp. & p. p.) of Pulsate

Pulsating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pulsate

Pulsate (v.) To throb, as a pulse; to beat, as the heart.

Pulsatile (a.) Capable of being struck or beaten; played by beating or by percussion; as, a tambourine is a pulsatile musical instrument.

Pulsatile (a.) Pulsating; throbbing, as a tumor.

Pulsatilla (n.) A genus of ranunculaceous herbs including the pasque flower. This genus is now merged in Anemone. Some species, as Anemone Pulsatilla, Anemone pratensis, and Anemone patens, are used medicinally.

Pulsation (n.) A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the pulse.

Pulsation (n.) A single beat or throb of a series.

Pulsation (n.) A stroke or impulse by which some medium is affected, as in the propagation of sounds.

Pulsation (n.) Any touching of another's body willfully or in anger. This constitutes battery.

Pulsative (a.) Beating; throbbing.

Pulsator (n.) A beater; a striker.

Pulsator (n.) That which beats or throbs in working.

Pulsatory (a.) Capable of pulsating; throbbing.

Pulse (n.) Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.

Pulse (n.) The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.

Pulse (n.) Any measured or regular beat; any short, quick motion, regularly repeated, as of a medium in the transmission of light, sound, etc.; oscillation; vibration; pulsation; impulse; beat; movement.

Pulse (v. i.) To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.

Pulse (v. t.) To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.

Pulseless (a.) Having no pulsation; lifeless.

Pulselessness (n.) The state of being pulseless.

Pulsific (a.) Exciting the pulse; causing pulsation.

Pulsimeter (n.) A sphygmograph.

Pulsion (n.) The act of driving forward; propulsion; -- opposed to suction or traction.

Pulsive (a.) Tending to compel; compulsory.

Pulsometer (n.) A device, with valves, for raising water by steam, partly by atmospheric pressure, and partly by the direct action of the steam on the water, without the intervention of a piston; -- also called vacuum pump.

Pulsometer (n.) A pulsimeter.

Pult (v. t.) To put.

Pultaceous (a.) Macerated; softened; nearly fluid.

Pultesse (n.) Alt. of Pultise

Pultise (n.) Poultry.

Pulu (n.) A vegetable substance consisting of soft, elastic, yellowish brown chaff, gathered in the Hawaiian Islands from the young fronds of free ferns of the genus Cibotium, chiefly C. Menziesii; -- used for stuffing mattresses, cushions, etc., and as an absorbent.

Purverable (a.) Capable of being reduced to fine powder.

Pulveraceous (a.) Having a finely powdered surface; pulverulent.

Pulverate (v. t.) To beat or reduce to powder or dust; to pulverize.

Pulverine (n.) Ashes of barilla.

Pulverizable (a.) Admitting of being pulverized; pulverable.

Pulverization (n.) The action of reducing to dust or powder.

Pulverized (imp. & p. p.) of Pulverize

Pulverizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pulverize

Pulverize (v. t.) To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other methods must be pursued.

Pulverize (v. i.) To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone pulverizes easily.

Pulverizer (n.) One who, or that which, pulverizes.

Pulverous (a.) Consisting of dust or powder; like powder.

Pulverulence (n.) The state of being pulverulent; abundance of dust or powder; dustiness.

Pulverulent (a.) Consisting of, or reducible to, fine powder; covered with dust or powder; powdery; dusty.

Pulvil (n.) A sweet-scented powder; pulvillio.

Pulvil (v. t.) To apply pulvil to.

Pulvillio (n.) Alt. of Pulvillo

Pulvillo (n.) A kind of perfume in the form of a powder, formerly much used, -- often in little bags.

Pulvilli (pl. ) of Pulvillus

Pulvillus (n.) One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects.

Pulvinar (n.) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.

Pulvinate (a.) Alt. of Pulvinated

Pulvinated (a.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze.

Pulvinated (a.) Having the form of a cushion.

Pulvinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the decomposition of vulpinic acid, as a white crystalline substance.

Pulvinuli (pl. ) of Pulvinulus

Pulvinulus (n.) Same as Pulvillus.

Puma (n.) A large American carnivore (Felis concolor), found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Called also catamount, cougar, American lion, mountain lion, and panther or painter.

Pume (n.) A stint.

Pumicated (imp. & p. p.) of Pumicate

Pumicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pumicate

Pumicate (v. t.) To make smooth with pumice.

Pumice (n.) A very light porous volcanic scoria, usually of a gray color, the pores of which are capillary and parallel, giving it a fibrous structure. It is supposed to be produced by the disengagement of watery vapor without liquid or plastic lava. It is much used, esp. in the form of powder, for smoothing and polishing. Called also pumice stone.

Pumiced (a.) Affected with a kind of chronic laminitis in which there is a growth of soft spongy horn between the coffin bone and the hoof wall. The disease is called pumiced foot, or pumice foot.

Pumiceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pumice; resembling pumice.

Pumice stone () Same as Pumice.

Pumiciform (a.) Resembling, or having the structure of, pumice.

Pummace (n.) Same as Pomace.

Pummel (n. & v. t.) Same as Pommel.

Pump (n.) A low shoe with a thin sole.

Pump (n.) An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston.

Pumped (imp. & p. p.) of Pump

pumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pump

Pump (v. t.) To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.

Pump (v. t.) To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.

Pump (v. t.) Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.

Pump (v. i.) To work, or raise water, a pump.

Pumpage (n.) That which is raised by pumps, or the work done by pumps.

Pumper (n.) One who pumps; the instrument or machine used in pumping.

Pumpernickel (n.) A sort of bread, made of unbolted rye, which forms the chief food of the Westphalian peasants. It is acid but nourishing.

Pumpet (n.) A pompet.

Pumping () a. & n. from pump.

Pumpion (n.) See Pumpkin.

Pumpkin (n.) A well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion.

Pumy (a.) Large and rounded.

Pun (v. t.) To pound.

Pun (n.) A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.

Punned (imp. & p. p.) of Pun

Punning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pun

Pun (v. i.) To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.

Pun (v. t.) To persuade or affect by a pun.

Punch (n.) A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.

Punch (n.) The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.

Punch (n.) A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.

Punch (n.) One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.

Punch (v. t.) To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.

Punch (n.) A thrust or blow.

Punch (n.) A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.

Punch (n.) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.

Punch (n.) A prop, as for the roof of a mine.

Punched (imp. & p. p.) of Punch

Punching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Punch

Punch (n.) To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.

Puncheon (n.) A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.

Puncheon (n.) A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud.

Puncheon (n.) A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed; as, a floor made of puncheons.

Puncheon (n.) A cask containing, sometimes 84, sometimes 120, gallons.

Puncher (n.) One who, or that which, punches.

Punchin (n.) See Puncheon.

Punchinello (n.) A punch; a buffoon; originally, in a puppet show, a character represented as fat, short, and humpbacked.

Punchy (a.) Short and thick, or fat.

Punctated (a.) Alt. of Punctated

Punctated (a.) Pointed; ending in a point or points.

Punctated (a.) Dotted with small spots of color, or with minute depressions or pits.

Punctator (n.) One who marks with points. specifically, one who writes Hebrew with points; -- applied to a Masorite.

Puncticular (a.) Comprised in, or like, a point; exact.

Punctiform (a.) Having the form of a point.

Punctilios (pl. ) of Punctilio

Punctilio (n.) A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or proceeding; particularity or exactness in forms; as, the punctilios of a public ceremony.

Punctilious (a.) Attentive to punctilio; very nice or exact in the forms of behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse; precise; exact in the smallest particulars.

Punction (n.) A puncturing, or pricking; a puncture.

Punctist (n.) A punctator.

Puncto (n.) A nice point of form or ceremony.

Puncto (n.) A term applied to the point in fencing.

Punctual (a.) Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.

Punctual (a.) Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.

Punctual (a.) Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a punctual payment.

Punctualist (n.) One who is very exact in observing forms and ceremonies.

Punctuality (n.) The quality or state of being punctual; especially, adherence to the exact time of an engagement; exactness.

Punctually (adv.) In a punctual manner; promptly; exactly.

Punctualness (n.) Punctuality; exactness.

Punctuated (imp. & p. p.) of Punctuate

Punctuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Punctuate

Punctuate (v. t.) To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning.

Punctuation (n.) The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate the author's meaning.

Punctuative (a.) Of or belonging to points of division; relating to punctuation.

Punctuator (n.) One who punctuates, as in writing; specifically, a punctator.

Punctuist (n.) A punctator.

Punctulate (a.) Alt. of Punctulated

Punctulated (a.) Marked with small spots.

Punctum (n.) A point.

Puncturation (n.) The act or process of puncturing. See Acupuncture.

Puncture (n.) The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed.

Puncture (n.) A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting; as, the puncture of a nail, needle, or pin.

Punctured (imp. & p. p.) of Puncture

Puncturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puncture

Puncture (v. t.) To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin.

Punctured (a.) Having the surface covered with minute indentations or dots.

Punctured (a.) Produced by puncture; having the characteristics of a puncture; as, a punctured wound.

Pundit (n.) A learned man; a teacher; esp., a Brahman versed in the Sanskrit language, and in the science, laws, and religion of the Hindoos; in Cashmere, any clerk or native official.

Pundle (n.) A short and fat woman; a squab.

Punese (n.) A bedbug.

Pung (n.) A kind of plain sleigh drawn by one horse; originally, a rude oblong box on runners.

Pungence (n.) Pungency.

Pungency (n.) The quality or state of being pungent or piercing; keenness; sharpness; piquancy; as, the pungency of ammonia.

Pungent (v. t.) Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking; biting; acrid; as, a pungent spice.

Pungent (v. t.) Sharply painful; penetrating; poignant; severe; caustic; stinging.

Pungent (v. t.) Prickly-pointed; hard and sharp.

Pungently (adv.) In a pungent manner; sharply.

Pungled (a.) Shriveled or shrunken; -- said especially of grain which has lost its juices from the ravages of insects, such as the wheat midge, or Trips (Thrips cerealium).

Pungy (n.) A small sloop or shallop, or a large boat with sails.

Punic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.

Punic (a.) Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.

Punice (n.) See Punese.

Punice (v. t.) To punish.

Puniceous (a.) Alt. of Punicial

Punicial (a.) Of a bright red or purple color.

Puniness (n.) The quality or state of being puny; littleness; pettiness; feebleness.

Punished (imp. & p. p.) of Punish

Punishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Punish

Punish (v. t.) To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten; as, to punish traitors with death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience.

Punish (v. t.) To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death.

Punish (v. t.) To injure, as by beating; to pommel.

Punishable (a.) Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; -- said of person or offenses.

Punisher (n.) One who inflicts punishment.

Punishment (n.) The act of punishing.

Punishment (n.) Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.

Punishment (n.) A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.

Punition (n.) Punishment.

Punitive (a.) Of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice.

Punitory (a.) Punishing; tending to punishment; punitive.

Punk (n.) Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood.

Punk (n.) A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric.

Punk (n.) An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk.

Punk (n.) A prostitute; a strumpet.

Punka (n.) A machine for fanning a room, usually a movable fanlike frame covered with canvas, and suspended from the ceiling. It is kept in motion by pulling a cord.

Punkin (n.) A pumpkin.

Punkling (n.) A young strumpet.

Punner (n.) A punster.

Punnet (n.) A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers.

Punnology (n.) The art or practice of punning; paronomasia.

Punster (n.) One who puns, or is skilled in, or given to, punning; a quibbler; a low wit.

Punt (v. i.) To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble.

Punt (n.) Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.

Punt (n.) A flat-bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters.

Punt (v. t.) To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion.

Punt (v. t.) To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands.

Punt (n.) The act of punting the ball.

Punter (v. t.) One who punts; specifically, one who plays against the banker or dealer, as in baccara and faro.

Punter (n.) One who punts a football; also, one who propels a punt.

Puntil (n.) Alt. of Puntel

Puntel (n.) See Pontee.

Punto (n.) A point or hit.

Punty (n.) See Pontee.

Puny (superl.) Imperfectly developed in size or vigor; small and feeble; inferior; petty.

Puny (n.) A youth; a novice.

Puoy (n.) Same as Poy, n., 3.

Pup (n.) A young dog; a puppy.

Pup (n.) a young seal.

Pupped (imp. & p. p.) of Pup

Pupping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pup

Pup (v. i.) To bring forth whelps or young, as the female of the canine species.

Pup/ (pl. ) of Pupa

Pupas (pl. ) of Pupa

Pupa (n.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage.

Pupa (n.) A genus of air-breathing land snails having an elongated spiral shell.

Pupal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pupa, or the condition of a pupa.

Pupate (v. i.) To become a pupa.

Pupation (n.) the act of becoming a pupa.

Pupe (n.) A pupa.

Pupelo (n.) Cider brandy.

Pupigerous (a.) Bearing or containing a pupa; -- said of dipterous larvae which do not molt when the pupa is formed within them.

Pupil (n.) The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.

Pupil (n.) A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

Pupil (n.) A person under a guardian; a ward.

Pupil (n.) A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.

Pupilage (n.) The state of being a pupil.

Pupillarity (n.) The period before puberty, or from birth to fourteen in males, and twelve in females.

Pupillary (a.) Of or pertaining to a pupil or ward.

Pupillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the pupil of the eye.

Pupillometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of the pupil of the pupil of the eye.

Pupipara (n. pl.) A division of Diptera in which the young are born in a stage like the pupa. It includes the sheep tick, horse tick, and other parasites. Called also Homaloptera.

Pupiparous (a.) Bearing, or containing, a pupa; -- said of the matured larvae, or larval skins, of certain Diptera.

Pupiparous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pupipara.

Pupivora (n. pl.) A group of parasitic Hymenoptera, including the ichneumon flies, which destroy the larvae and pupae of insects.

Pupivorous (a.) Feeding on the pupae of insects.

Puplican (n.) Publican.

Puppet (n.) A small image in the human form; a doll.

Puppet (n.) A similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play.

Puppet (n.) One controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; -- so used in contempt.

Puppet (n.) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe.

Puppetish (a.) Resembling a puppet in appearance or action; of the nature of a puppet.

Puppetman (n.) A master of a puppet show.

Puppetry (n.) Action or appearance resembling that of a puppet, or puppet show; hence, mere form or show; affectation.

Puppies (pl. ) of Puppy

Puppy (n.) The young of a canine animal, esp. of the common dog; a whelp.

Puppy (n.) A name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person.

Puppied (imp. & p. p.) of Puppy

Puppying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puppy

Puppy (v. i.) To bring forth whelps; to pup.

Puppyhood (n.) The time or state of being a puppy; the time of being young and undisciplined.

Puppyish (a.) Like a puppy.

Puppyism (n.) Extreme meanness, affectation, conceit, or impudence.

Purred (imp. & p. p.) of Pur

Purring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pur

Pur (v. i.) To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased.

Pur (v. t.) To signify or express by purring.

Pur (n.) The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to express contentment or pleasure.

Purana (n.) One of a class of sacred Hindoo poetical works in the Sanskrit language which treat of the creation, destruction, and renovation of worlds, the genealogy and achievements of gods and heroes, the reigns of the Manus, and the transactions of their descendants. The principal Puranas are eighteen in number, and there are the same number of supplementary books called Upa Puranas.

Puranic (a.) Pertaining to the Puranas.

Purbeck beds () The strata of the Purbeck stone, or Purbeck limestone, belonging to the Oolitic group. See the Chart of Geology.

Purbeck stone () A limestone from the Isle of Purbeck in England.

Purblind (a.) Wholly blind.

Purblind (a.) Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a purblind mole.

Purcelane (n.) Purslane.

Purchasable (a.) Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence, venal; corrupt.

Purchased (imp. & p. p.) of Purchase

Purchasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purchase

Purchase (v. t.) To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.

Purchase (v. t.) To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.

Purchase (v. t.) To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.

Purchase (v. t.) To expiate by a fine or forfeit.

Purchase (v. t.) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance.

Purchase (v. t.) To buy for a price.

Purchase (v. t.) To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon.

Purchase (v. i.) To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.

Purchase (v. i.) To acquire wealth or property.

Purchase (v. t.) The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything.

Purchase (v. t.) The act of seeking and acquiring property.

Purchase (v. t.) The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.

Purchase (v. t.) That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.

Purchase (v. t.) That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.

Purchase (v. t.) Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained.

Purchase (v. t.) Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.

Purchaser (n.) One who purchases; one who acquires property for a consideration, generally of money; a buyer; a vendee.

Purchaser (n.) One who acquires an estate in lands by his own act or agreement, or who takes or obtains an estate by any means other than by descent or inheritance.

Purdah (n.) A curtain or screen; also, a cotton fabric in blue and white stripes, used for curtains.

Pure (superl.) Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.

Pure (superl.) Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons.

Pure (superl.) Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions.

Pure (superl.) Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.

Pure (superl.) Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

Pured (a.) Purified; refined.

Puree (n.) A dish made by boiling any article of food to a pulp and rubbing it through a sieve; as, a puree of fish, or of potatoes; especially, a soup the thickening of which is so treated.

Purely (adv.) In a pure manner (in any sense of the adjective).

Purely (adv.) Nicely; prettily.

Pureness (n.) The state of being pure (in any sense of the adjective).

Purfile (n.) A sort of ancient trimming of tinsel and thread for women's gowns; -- called also bobbinwork.

Purfle (v. t.) To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; to ornament with metallic threads; as, to purfle with blue and white.

Purfle (v. t.) To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings.

Purfle (n.) Alt. of Purflew

Purflew (n.) A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work.

Purflew (n.) A border of any heraldic fur.

Purfled (a.) Ornamented; decorated; esp., embroidered on the edges.

Purfling (n.) Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin.

Purgament (n.) That which is excreted; excretion.

Purgament (n.) A cathartic; a purgative.

Purgation (n.) The act of purging; the act of clearing, cleansing, or putifying, by separating and carrying off impurities, or whatever is superfluous; the evacuation of the bowels.

Purgation (n.) The clearing of one's self from a crime of which one was publicly suspected and accused. It was either canonical, which was prescribed by the canon law, the form whereof used in the spiritual court was, that the person suspected take his oath that he was clear of the matter objected against him, and bring his honest neighbors with him to make oath that they believes he swore truly; or vulgar, which was by fire or water ordeal, or by combat. See Ordeal.

Purgative (a.) Having the power or quality of purging; cathartic.

Purgative (n.) A purging medicine; a cathartic.

Purgatively (adv.) In a purgative manner.

Purgatorial (a.) Alt. of Purgatorian

Purgatorian (a.) Of or pertaining to purgatory; expiatory.

Purgatorian (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of purgatory.

Purgatory (a.) Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory.

Purgatory (n.) A state or place of purification after death; according to the Roman Catholic creed, a place, or a state believed to exist after death, in which the souls of persons are purified by expiating such offenses committed in this life as do not merit eternal damnation, or in which they fully satisfy the justice of God for sins that have been forgiven. After this purgation from the impurities of sin, the souls are believed to be received into heaven.

Purged (imp. & p. p.) of Purge

Purging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purge

Purge (v. t.) To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous.

Purge (v. t.) To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.

Purge (v. t.) To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.

Purge (v. t.) To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.

Purge (v. t.) To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.

Purge (v. t.) To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.

Purge (v. t.) To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.

Purge (v. i.) To become pure, as by clarification.

Purge (v. i.) To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.

Purge (v. t.) The act of purging.

Purge (v. t.) That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.

Purger (n.) One who, or that which, purges or cleanses; especially, a cathartic medicine.

Purgery (n.) The part of a sugarhouse where the molasses is drained off from the sugar.

Purging (a.) That purges; cleansing.

Purging (n.) The act of cleansing; excessive evacuations; especially, diarrhea.

Puri (n.) See Euxanthin.

Purification (n.) The act of purifying; the act or operation of separating and removing from anything that which is impure or noxious, or heterogeneous or foreign to it; as, the purification of liquors, or of metals.

Purification (n.) The act or operation of cleansing ceremonially, by removing any pollution or defilement.

Purification (n.) A cleansing from guilt or the pollution of sin; the extinction of sinful desires, appetites, and inclinations.

Purificative (a.) Having power to purify; tending to cleanse.

Purificator (n.) One who, or that which, purifies; a purifier.

Purrificatory (a.) Serving or tending to purify; purificative.

Purifier (n.) One who, or that which, purifies or cleanses; a cleanser; a refiner.

Puriform (a.) In the form of pus.

Purified (imp. & p. p.) of Purify

Purifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purify

Purify (v. t.) To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.

Purify (v. t.) Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart.

Purify (v. t.) To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.

Purify (v. t.) To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.

Purify (v. i.) To grow or become pure or clear.

Purim (n.) A Jewish festival, called also the Feast of Lots, instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the machinations of Haman.

Purism (n.) Rigid purity; the quality of being affectedly pure or nice, especially in the choice of language; over-solicitude as to purity.

Purist (n.) One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language.

Purist (n.) One who maintains that the New Testament was written in pure Greek.

Puristic (a.) Alt. of Puristical

Puristical (a.) Of or pertaining to purists or purism.

Puritan (n.) One who, in the time of Queen Elizabeth and the first two Stuarts, opposed traditional and formal usages, and advocated simpler forms of faith and worship than those established by law; -- originally, a term of reproach. The Puritans formed the bulk of the early population of New England.

Puritan (n.) One who is scrupulous and strict in his religious life; -- often used reproachfully or in contempt; one who has overstrict notions.

Puritan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or characteristic of, the Puritans.

Puritanic (a.) Alt. of Puritanical

Puritanical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.

Puritanical (a.) Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of reproach or contempt.

Puritanically (adv.) In a puritanical manner.

Puritanism (n.) The doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans.

Puritanized (imp. & p. p.) of Puritanize

Puritanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puritanize

Puritanize (v. i.) To agree with, or teach, the doctrines of Puritans; to conform to the practice of Puritans.

Purity (n.) The condition of being pure.

Purity (n.) freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as, the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals.

Purity (n.) Cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt.

Purity (n.) Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of heart or of life.

Purity (n.) Freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views.

Purity (n.) Freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or improper words or phrases; as, purity of style.

Purkinje's cells () Large ganglion cells forming a layer near the surface of the cerebellum.

Purl (v. t.) To decorate with fringe or embroidery.

Purl (n.) An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band.

Purl (n.) An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work a ribbed or waved appearance.

Purled (imp. & p. p.) of Purl

Purling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purl

Purl (v. i.) To run swiftly round, as a small stream flowing among stones or other obstructions; to eddy; also, to make a murmuring sound, as water does in running over or through obstructions.

Purl (v. & n.) To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle.

Purl (n.) A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple.

Purl (n.) A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook.

Purl (n.) Malt liquor, medicated or spiced; formerly, ale or beer in which wormwood or other bitter herbs had been infused, and which was regarded as tonic; at present, hot beer mixed with gin, sugar, and spices.

Purl (n.) A tern.

Purlieu (n.) Originally, the ground near a royal forest, which, having been unlawfully added to the forest, was afterwards severed from it, and disafforested so as to remit to the former owners their rights.

Purlieu (n.) Hence, the outer portion of any place; an adjacent district; environs; neighborhood.

Purlin (n.) Alt. of Purline

Purline (n.) In root construction, a horizontal member supported on the principals and supporting the common rafters.

Purling (n.) The motion of a small stream running among obstructions; also, the murmur it makes in so doing.

Purloined (imp. & p. p.) of Purloin

Purloining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purloin

Purloin (v. t.) To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.

Purloin (v. i.) To practice theft; to steal.

Purloiner (n.) One who purloins.

Purparty (n.) A share, part, or portion of an estate allotted to a coparcener.

Purples (pl. ) of Purple

Purple (n.) A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a combination of the primary colors red and blue.

Purple (n.) Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to put on the imperial purple.

Purple (n.) Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station; great wealth.

Purple (n.) A cardinalate. See Cardinal.

Purple (n.) Any species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (B. arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.

Purple (n.) Any shell of the genus Purpura.

Purple (n.) See Purpura.

Purple (n.) A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.

Purple (a.) Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe.

Purple (a.) Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority.

Purple (a.) Blood-red; bloody.

Purpled (imp. & p. p.) of Purple

Purpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purple

Purple (v. t.) To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.

Purpleheart (n.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Copaifera (C. pubiflora, bracteata, and officinalis). Used for decorative veneering. See Copaiba.

Purplewood (n.) Same as Purpleheart.

Purplish (a.) Somewhat purple.

Purport (n.) Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor.

Purport (n.) Disguise; covering.

Purported (imp. & p. p.) of Purport

Purporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purport

Purport (n.) To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive.

Purportless (a.) Without purport or meaning.

Purpose (n.) That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.

Purpose (n.) Proposal to another; discourse.

Purpose (n.) Instance; example.

Purposed (imp. & p. p.) of Purpose

Purposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purpose

Purpose (v. t.) To set forth; to bring forward.

Purpose (v. t.) To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.

Purpose (v. i.) To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.

Purposedly (adv.) In a purposed manner; according to purpose or design; purposely.

Purposeful (a.) Important; material.

Purposeless (a.) Having no purpose or result; objectless.

Purposely (adv.) With purpose or design; intentionally; with predetermination; designedly.

Purposer (n.) One who brings forward or proposes anything; a proposer.

Purposer (n.) One who forms a purpose; one who intends.

Purposive (a.) Having or indicating purpose or design.

Purpre (n. & a.) Purple.

Purpresture (n.) Wrongful encroachment upon another's property; esp., any encroachment upon, or inclosure of, that which should be common or public, as highways, rivers, harbors, forts, etc.

Purprise (n.) A close or inclosure; the compass of a manor.

Purpura (n.) A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples.

Purpura (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.

Purpurate (a.) Of or pertaining to purpura.

Purpurate (n.) A salt of purpuric acid.

Purpure (n.) Purple, -- represented in engraving by diagonal lines declining from the right top to the left base of the escutcheon (or from sinister chief to dexter base).

Purpureal (a.) Of a purple color; purple.

Purpureo- () A combining form signifying of a purple or purple-red color. Specif. (Chem.), used in designating certain brilliant purple-red compounds of cobaltic chloride and ammonia, similar to the roseocobaltic compounds. See Cobaltic.

Purpuric (a.) Of or pertaining to purpura.

Purpuric (a.) Pertaining to or designating, a nitrogenous acid contained in uric acid. It is not known in the pure state, but forms well-known purple-red compounds (as murexide), whence its name.

Purpurin (n.) A dyestuff resembling alizarin, found in madder root, and extracted as an orange or red crystalline substance.

Purpuriparous (a.) Producing, or connected with, a purple-colored secretion; as, the purpuriparous gland of certain gastropods.

Purpurogenous (a.) Having the power to produce a purple color; as, the purpurogenous membrane, or choroidal epithelium, of the eye. See Visual purple, under Visual.

Purr (v. i. & t.) To murmur as a cat. See Pur.

Purr (n.) The low murmuring sound made by a cat; pur. See Pur.

Purre (n.) The dunlin.

Purree (n.) A yellow coloring matter. See Euxanthin.

Purrock (n.) See Puddock, and Parrock.

Purse (n.) A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie.

Purse (n.) Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.

Purse (n.) A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.

Purse (n.) A specific sum of money

Purse (n.) In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.

Purse (n.) In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.

Pursed (imp. & p. p.) of Purse

Pursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purse

Purse (v. t.) To put into a purse.

Purse (v. t.) To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.

Purse (v. i.) To steal purses; to rob.

Pursefuls (pl. ) of Purseful

Purseful (n.) All that is, or can be, contained in a purse; enough to fill a purse.

Purse-proud (a.) Affected with purse pride; puffed up with the possession of riches.

Purser (n.) A commissioned officer in the navy who had charge of the provisions, clothing, and public moneys on shipboard; -- now called paymaster.

Purser (n.) A clerk on steam passenger vessels whose duty it is to keep the accounts of the vessels, such as the receipt of freight, tickets, etc.

Purser (n.) Colloquially, any paymaster or cashier.

Pursership (n.) The office of purser.

Purset (n.) A purse or purse net.

Pursiness (n.) State of being pursy.

Pursive (a.) Pursy.

Pursiveness (n.) Pursiness.

Purslain (n.) Same as Purslane.

Purslane (n.) An annual plant (Portulaca oleracea), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads, garnishing, and pickling.

Pursuable (a.) Capable of being, or fit to be, pursued, followed, or prosecuted.

Pursual (n.) The act of pursuit.

Pursuance (n.) The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after.

Pursuance (n.) The state of being pursuant; consequence.

Pursuant (a.) Acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of.

Pursuant (adv.) Alt. of Pursuantly

Pursuantly (adv.) Agreeably; conformably.

Pursued (imp. & p. p.) of Pursue

Pursuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pursue

Pursue (v. t.) To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.

Pursue (v. t.) To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.

Pursue (v. t.) To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.

Pursue (v. t.) To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.

Pursue (v. t.) To follow as an example; to imitate.

Pursue (v. t.) To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.

Pursue (v. i.) To go in pursuit; to follow.

Pursue (v. i.) To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.

Pursue (v. i.) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.

Pursuer (n.) One who pursues or chases; one who follows in haste, with a view to overtake.

Pursuer (n.) A plaintiff; a prosecutor.

Pursuit (v. t.) The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.

Pursuit (v. t.) A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.

Pursuit (v. t.) Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.

Pursuit (v. t.) Prosecution.

Pursuivant (n.) A functionary of lower rank than a herald, but discharging similar duties; -- called also pursuivant at arms; an attendant of the heralds. Also used figuratively.

Pursuivant (n.) The king's messenger; a state messenger.

Pursuivant (v. t.) To pursue.

Pursy (a.) Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence.

Purtenance (n.) That which pertains or belongs to something; esp., the heard, liver, and lungs of an animal.

Purrulence (n.) Alt. of Purulency

Purulency (n.) The quality or state of being purulent; the generation of pus; also, the pus itself.

Purulent (a.) Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation.

Purulently (v.) In a purulent manner.

Purveance (n.) Alt. of Purveiaunce

Purveiaunce (n.) Purveyance.

Purveyed (imp. & p. p.) of Purvey

Purveying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purvey

Purvey (v. t.) To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.

Purvey (v. t.) To procure; to get.

Purvey (v. i.) To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.

Purvey (v. i.) To pander; -- with to.

Purveyance (n.) The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.

Purveyance (n.) That which is provided; provisions; food.

Purveyance (n.) A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.

Purveyor (n.) One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.

Purveyor (n.) An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household.

Purveyor (n.) a procurer; a pimp; a bawd.

Purview (n.) The body of a statute, or that part which begins with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished from the preamble.

Purview (n.) The limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions.

Purview (n.) Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.

Pus (a.) The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.

Pusane (n.) A piece of armor for the breast; often, an addition to, or reenforcement of. the breastplate; -- called also pesane.

Puseyism (n.) The principles of Dr. Pusey and others at Oxford, England, as exhibited in various publications, esp. in a series which appeared from 1833 to 1841, designated " Tracts for the Times;" tractarianism. See Tractarianism.

Puseyistic (a.) Alt. of Puseyite

Puseyite (a.) Of or pertaining to Puseyism.

Puseyite (n.) One who holds the principles of Puseyism; -- often used opprobriously.

Push (n.) A pustule; a pimple.

Pushed (imp. & p. p.) of Push

Pushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Push

Push (v. t.) To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.

Push (v. t.) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.

Push (v. t.) To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.

Push (v. t.) To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.

Push (v. t.) To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.

Push (v. i.) To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.

Push (v. i.) To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.

Push (v. i.) To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.

Push (n.) A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.

Push (n.) Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.

Push (n.) An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.

Push (n.) The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.

Pusher (n.) One who, or that which, pushes.

Pushing (a.) Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving; energetic; also, forward; officious, intrusive.

Pushpin (n.) A child's game played with pins.

Pusil (a.) Very small; little; petty.

Pusillanimity (n.) The quality of being pusillanimous; weakness of spirit; cowardliness.

Pusillanimous (a.) Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless; cowardly; -- said of persons, as, a pussillanimous prince.

Pusillanimous (a.) Evincing, or characterized by, weakness of mind, and want of courage; feeble; as, pusillanimous counsels.

Pusillanimously (adv.) With pusillanimity.

Pusley (n.) Purslane.

Puss (n.) A cat; -- a fondling appellation.

Puss (n.) A hare; -- so called by sportsmen.

Pussy (n.) A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.

Pussy (n.) A catkin of the pussy willow.

Pussy (n.) The game of tipcat; -- also called pussy cat.

Pussy (a.) See Pursy.

Pustulant (v. t.) Producing pustules.

Pustulant (n.) A medicine that produces pustules, as croton oil.

Pustular (a.) Of or pertaining to pustules; as, pustular prominences; pustular eruptions.

Pustular (a.) Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustulate.

Pustulate (v. t.) To form into pustules, or blisters.

Pustulate (a.) Alt. of Pustulated

Pustulated (a.) Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustular; pustulous; as, a pustulate leaf; a pustulate shell or coral.

Pustulation (n.) The act of producing pustules; the state of being pustulated.

Pustule (n.) A vesicle or an elevation of the cuticle with an inflamed base, containing pus.

Pustulous (a.) Resembling, or covered with, pustules; pustulate; pustular.

Put (n.) A pit.

Put () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.

Put (n.) A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

Put (imp. & p. p.) of Put

Putting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Put

Put (v. t.) To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out).

Put (v. t.) To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.

Put (v. t.) To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.

Put (v. t.) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.

Put (v. t.) To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a question; to put a case.

Put (v. t.) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

Put (v. t.) To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.

Put (v. t.) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.

Put (v. i.) To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.

Put (v. i.) To steer; to direct one's course; to go.

Put (v. i.) To play a card or a hand in the game called put.

Put (n.) The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.

Put (n.) A certain game at cards.

Put (n.) A privilege which one party buys of another to "put" (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price and date.

Put (n.) A prostitute.

Putage (n.) Prostitution or fornication on the part of a woman.

Putamen (n.) The shell of a nut; the stone of a drupe fruit. See Endocarp.

Putanism (n.) Habitual lewdness or prostitution of a woman; harlotry.

Putative (a.) Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child.

Putchuck (n.) Same as Pachak.

Puteal (n.) An inclosure surrounding a well to prevent persons from falling into it; a well curb.

Puteli (n.) Same as Patela.

Putery (n.) Putage.

Putid (a.) Rotten; fetid; stinking; base; worthless. Jer. Taylor.

Putidity (n.) Alt. of Putidness

Putidness (n.) The quality or state of being putrid.

Putlog (n.) One of the short pieces of timber on which the planks forming the floor of a scaffold are laid, -- one end resting on the ledger of the scaffold, and the other in a hole left in the wall temporarily for the purpose.

Put-off (n.) A shift for evasion or delay; an evasion; an excuse.

Putour (n.) A keeper of a brothel; a procurer.

Putredinous (a.) Proceeding from putrefaction, or partaking of the putrefactive process; having an offensive smell; stinking; rotten.

Putrefaction (n.) The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter.

Putrefaction (n.) The condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied.

Putrefactive (a.) Of or pertaining to putrefaction; as, the putrefactive smell or process.

Putrefactive (a.) Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction.

Putrefied (imp. & p. p.) of Putrefy

Putrefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Putrefy

Putrefy (v. t.) To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.

Putrefy (v. t.) To corrupt; to make foul.

Putrefy (v. t.) To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.

Putrefy (v. i.) To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.

Putrescence (n.) The state of being putrescent; putrescent matter.

Putrescent (a.) Becoming putrid or rotten.

Putrescent (a.) Of or pertaining to the process of putrefaction; as, a putrescent smell.

Putrescible (a.) Capable of putrefaction; liable to become putrid; as, putrescible substances.

Putrescible (n.) A substance, usually nitrogenous, which is liable to undergo decomposition when in contact with air and moisture at ordinary temperatures.

Putrescin (n.) A nontoxic diamine, C4H12N2, formed in the putrefaction of the flesh of mammals and some other animals.

Putrid (a.) Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See Putrefaction.

Putrid (a.) Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.

Putridity (n.) The quality of being putrid; putrefaction; rottenness.

Putridness (n.) Putridity.

Putrifacted (a.) Putrefied.

Putrification (n.) Putrefaction.

Putrify (v. t. & i.) To putrefy.

Putrilage (n.) That which is undergoing putrefaction; the products of putrefaction.

Putry (a.) Putrid.

Putry (n.) Putage.

Putter (n.) One who puts or plates.

Putter (n.) Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine, and the like.

Puttered (imp. & p. p.) of Putter

Puttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Putter

Putter (v. i.) To act inefficiently or idly; to trifle; to potter.

Putter-on (n.) An instigator.

Puttier (n.) One who putties; a glazier.

Putting (n.) The throwing of a heavy stone, shot, etc., with the hand raised or extended from the shoulder; -- originally, a Scottish game.

Puttock (n.) The European kite.

Puttock (n.) The buzzard.

Puttock (n.) The marsh harrier.

Puttock (n.) See Futtock.

Putty (n.) A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.

Puttied (imp. & p. p.) of Putty

Puttying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Putty

Putty (v. t.) To cement, or stop, with putty.

Putty-faced (a.) White-faced; -- used contemptuously.

Puttyroot (n.) An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) which flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up later a single large oval evergreen plaited leaf. Called also Adam-and-Eve.

Put-up (a.) Arranged; plotted; -- in a bad sense; as, a put-up job.

Puy (n.) See Poy.

Puzzel (n.) A harlot; a drab; a hussy.

Puzzle (v.) Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.

Puzzle (v.) The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.

Puzzled (imp. & p. p.) of Puzzle

Puzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puzzle

Puzzle (v. t.) To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.

Puzzle (v. t.) To make intricate; to entangle.

Puzzle (v. t.) To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.

Puzzle (v. i.) To be bewildered, or perplexed.

Puzzle (v. i.) To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

Puzzledom (n.) The domain of puzzles; puzzles, collectively.

Puzzle-headed (a.) Having the head full of confused notions.

Puzzlement (n.) The state of being puzzled; perplexity.

Puzzier (n.) One who, or that which, puzzles or perplexes.

Puzzlingly (adv.) In a puzzling manner.

Puzzolan (n.) Alt. of Puzzolana

Puzzolana (n.) See Pozzuolana.

Qua (conj.) In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.

Quab (n.) An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.

Quab (v. i.) See Quob, v. i.

Qua-bird (n.) The American night heron. See under Night.

Quacha (n.) The quagga.

Qvacked (imp. & p. p.) of Quack

Quacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quack

Quack (v. i.) To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.

Quack (v. i.) To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.

Quack (v. i.) To act the part of a quack, or pretender.

Quack (n.) The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise.

Quack (n.) A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.

Quack (n.) Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan.

Quack (a.) Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.

Quackeries (pl. ) of Quackery

Quackery (n.) The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism.

Quack grass () See Quitch grass.

Quackish (a.) Like a quack; boasting; characterized by quackery.

Quackism (n.) Quackery.

Quackled (imp. & p. p.) of Quackle

Quackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quackle

Quackle (v. i. & t.) To suffocate; to choke.

Quacksalver (n.) One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a mountebank.

Quad (a.) Alt. of Quade

Quade (a.) Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind.

Quad (n.) A quadrat.

Quad (n.) A quadrangle; hence, a prison.

Quadrae (pl. ) of Quadra

Quadra (n.) The plinth, or lowest member, of any pedestal, podium, water table, or the like.

Quadra (n.) A fillet, or listel.

Quadrable (a.) That may be sqyared, or reduced to an equivalent square; -- said of a surface when the area limited by a curve can be exactly found, and expressed in a finite number of algebraic terms.

Quadragenarious (a.) Consisting of forty; forty years old.

Quadragene (n.) An indulgence of forty days, corresponding to the forty days of ancient canonical penance.

Quadragesima (n.) The forty days of fast preceding Easter; Lent.

Quadragesimal (a.) Belonging to Lent; used in Lent; Lenten.

Quadragesimals (n. pl.) Offerings formerly made to the mother church of a diocese on Mid-Lent Sunday.

Quadrangle (n.) A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles.

Quadrangle (n.) A square or quadrangular space or inclosure, such a space or court surrounded by buildings, esp. such a court in a college or public school in England.

Quadrangular (a.) Having four angles, and consequently four sides; tetragonal.

Quadrantes (pl. ) of Quadrans

Quadrans (n.) A fourth part of the coin called an as. See 3d As, 2.

Quadrans (n.) The fourth of a penny; a farthing. See Cur.

Quadrant (n.) The fourth part; the quarter.

Quadrant (n.) The quarter of a circle, or of the circumference of a circle, an arc of 90!, or one subtending a right angle at the center.

Quadrant (n.) One of the four parts into which a plane is divided by the coordinate axes. The upper right-hand part is the first quadrant; the upper left-hand part the second; the lower left-hand part the third; and the lower right-hand part the fourth quadrant.

Quadrant (n.) An instrument for measuring altitudes, variously constructed and mounted for different specific uses in astronomy, surveying, gunnery, etc., consisting commonly of a graduated arc of 90!, with an index or vernier, and either plain or telescopic sights, and usually having a plumb line or spirit level for fixing the vertical or horizontal direction.

Quadrantal (a.) Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; as, quadrantal space.

Quadrantal (n.) A cubical vessel containing a Roman cubic foot, each side being a Roman square foot; -- used as a measure.

Quadrantal (n.) A cube.

Quadrat (n.) A block of type metal lower than the letters, -- used in spacing and in blank lines.

Quadrat (n.) An old instrument used for taking altitudes; -- called also geometrical square, and line of shadows.

Quadrate (a.) Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.

Quadrate (a.) Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.

Quadrate (a.) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.

Quadrate (a.) Squared; suited; correspondent.

Quadrate (a.) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.

Quadrate (a.) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90!, or the quarter of a circle; quartile. See the Note under Aspect, 6.

Quadrate (a.) The quadrate bone.

Quadrated (imp. & p. p.) of Quadrate

Quadrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quadrate

Quadrate (a.) To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by with.

Quadrate (v. t.) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing.

Quadratic (a.) Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square.

Quadratic (a.) Tetragonal.

Quadratic (a.) Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.

Quadratics (n.) That branch of algebra which treats of quadratic equations.

Quadratojugal (a.) Of or pertaining to the quadrate and jugal bones.

Quadratojugal (a.) Of or pertaining to the quadratojugal bone.

Quadratojugal (n.) The quadratojugal bone.

-trixes (pl. ) of Quadratrix

-trices (pl. ) of Quadratrix

Quadratrix (n.) A curve made use of in the quadrature of other curves; as the quadratrix, of Dinostratus, or of Tschirnhausen.

Quadrature (a.) The act of squaring; the finding of a square having the same area as some given curvilinear figure; as, the quadrature of a circle; the operation of finding an expression for the area of a figure bounded wholly or in part by a curved line, as by a curve, two ordinates, and the axis of abscissas.

Quadrature (a.) A quadrate; a square.

Quadrature (a.) The integral used in obtaining the area bounded by a curve; hence, the definite integral of the product of any function of one variable into the differential of that variable.

Quadrature (a.) The position of one heavenly body in respect to another when distant from it 90!, or a quarter of a circle, as the moon when at an equal distance from the points of conjunction and opposition.

Quadrel (n.) A square piece of turf or peat.

Quadrel (n.) A square brick, tile, or the like.

Quadrennial (a.) Comprising four years; as, a quadrennial period.

Quadrennial (a.) Occurring once in four years, or at the end of every four years; as, quadrennial games.

Quadrennially (adv.) Once in four years.

Quadrennium (n.) A space or period of four years.

Quadri- () A combining form meaning four, four times, fourfold; as, quadricapsular, having four capsules.

Quadribasic (a.) Same as Tetrabasic.

Quadrible (a.) Quadrable.

Quadric (a.) Of or pertaining to the second degree.

Quadric (n.) A quantic of the second degree. See Quantic.

Quadric (n.) A surface whose equation in three variables is of the second degree. Spheres, spheroids, ellipsoids, paraboloids, hyperboloids, also cones and cylinders with circular bases, are quadrics.

Quadricapsular (a.) Having four capsules.

Quadriceps (n.) The great extensor muscle of the knee, divided above into four parts which unite in a single tendon at the knee.

Quadricipital (n.) Of or pertaining to the quadriceps.

Quadricorn (n.) Any quadricornous animal.

Quadricornous (a.) Having four horns, or hornlike organs; as, a quadricornous beetle.

Quadricostate (a.) Having four ribs.

Quadridentate (a.) Having four teeth; as, a quadridentate leaf.

Quadriennial (a.) Same as Quadrennial.

Quadrifarious (a.) Arranged in four rows or ranks; as, quadrifarious leaves.

Quadrifid (a.) Divided, or deeply cleft, into four parts; as, a quadrifid perianth; a quadrifid leaf.

Quadrifoil (a.) Alt. of Quadrifoliate

Quadrifoliate (a.) Four-leaved; having the leaves in whorls of four.

Quadrifurcated (a.) Having four forks, or branches.

Quadrigae (pl. ) of Quadriga

Quadriga (n.) A car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast.

Quadrigeminal (a.) Alt. of Quadrigeminous

Quadrigeminous (a.) Fourfold; having four similar parts, or two pairs of similar parts.

Quadrigenarious (a.) Consisting of four hundred.

Quadrijugate (a.) Same as Quadrijugous.

Quadrijugous (a.) Pinnate, with four pairs of leaflets; as, a quadrijugous leaf.

Quadrilateral (a.) Having four sides, and consequently four angles; quadrangular.

Quadrilateral (n.) A plane figure having four sides, and consequently four angles; a quadrangular figure; any figure formed by four lines.

Quadrilateral (n.) An area defended by four fortresses supporting each other; as, the Venetian quadrilateral, comprising Mantua, Peschiera, Verona, and Legnano.

Quadrilateralness (n.) The property of being quadrilateral.

Quadriliteral (a.) Consisting of four letters.

Quadrille (n.) A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set.

Quadrille (n.) The appropriate music for a quadrille.

Quadrille (n.) A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.

Quadrillion (n.) According to the French notation, which is followed also upon the Continent and in the United States, a unit with fifteen ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, the number produced by involving a million to the fourth power, or the number represented by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.

Quadrilobate (a.) Alt. of Quadrilobed

Quadrilobed (a.) Having four lobes; as, a quadrilobate leaf.

Quadrilocular (a.) Having four cells, or cavities; as, a quadrilocular heart.

Quadrin (n.) A small piece of money, in value about a farthing, or a half cent.

Quadrinodal (a.) Possessing four nodes; as, quadrinodal curves.

Quadrinomial (n.) A polynomial of four terms connected by the signs plus or minus.

Quadrinomical (a.) Quadrinomial.

Quadrinominal (a.) Quadrinomial.

Quadripartite (a.) Divided into four parts.

Quadripartitely (adv.) In four parts.

Quadripartition (n.) A division or distribution by four, or into four parts; also, a taking the fourth part of any quantity or number.

Quadripennate (a.) Having four wings; -- said of insects.

Quadriphyllous (a.) Having four leaves; quadrifoliate.

Quadrireme (n.) A galley with four banks of oars or rowers.

Quadrisection (n.) A subdivision into four parts.

Quadrisulcate (a.) Having four hoofs; as, a quadrisulcate foot; a quadrisulcate animal.

Quadrisyllabic () Alt. of Quadri-syllabical

Quadri-syllabical () Having four syllables; of or pertaining to quadrisyllables; as, a quadrisyllabic word.

Quadrisyllable (n.) A word consisting of four syllables.

Quadrivalence (n.) The quality or state of being quadrivalent; tetravalence.

Quadrivalent (a.) Having a valence of four; capable of combining with, being replaced by, or compared with, four monad atoms; tetravalent; -- said of certain atoms and radicals; thus, carbon and silicon are quadrivalent elements.

Quadrivalve (a.) Dehiscent into four similar parts; four-valved; as, a quadrivalve pericarp.

Quadrivalve (n.) A door, shutter, or the like, having four folds.

Quadrivalvular (a.) Having four valves; quadrivalve.

Quadrivial (a.) Having four ways meeting in a point.

Quadrivial (n.) One of the four "liberal arts" making up the quadrivium.

Quadrivium (n.) The four "liberal arts," arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy; -- so called by the schoolmen. See Trivium.

Quadroon (n.) The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded.

Quadroxide (n.) A tetroxide.

Quadrumana (n. pl.) A division of the Primates comprising the apes and monkeys; -- so called because the hind foot is usually prehensile, and the great toe opposable somewhat like a thumb. Formerly the Quadrumana were considered an order distinct from the Bimana, which last included man alone.

Quadrumane (n.) One of the Quadrumana.

Quadrumanous (a.) Having four hands; of or pertaining to the Quadrumana.

Quadruped (a.) Having four feet.

Quadruped (n.) An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; -- often restricted to the mammals.

Quadrupedal (a.) Having four feet; of or pertaining to a quadruped.

Quadruple (a.) Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple alliance.

Quadruple (n.) four times the sum or number; a fourfold amount; as, to receive to quadruple of the amount in damages.

Quadrupled (imp. & p. p.) of Quadruple

Quadrupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quadruple

Quadruple (v. t.) To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to double twice.

Quadruple (v. i.) To be multiplied by four; to increase fourfold; to become four times as much.

Quadruplex (a.) Fourfold; folded or doubled twice.

Quadruplicated (imp. & p. p.) of Quadruplicate

Quadruplicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quadruplicate

Quadruplicate (v. t.) To make fourfold; to double twice; to quadruple.

Quadruplicate (a.) Fourfold; doubled twice; four times repeated; as, a quadruplicate ratio, or a quadruplicate proportion.

Quadruplicate (a.) Raised to the fourth power.

Quadruplication (n.) The act of making fourfold; a taking four times the simple sum or amount.

Quadruply (adv.) To a fourfold quantity; so as to be, or cause to be, quadruple; as, to be quadruply recompensed.

Quaere (v. imperative.) Inquire; question; see; -- used to signify doubt or to suggest investigation.

Quaestor (n.) Same as Questor.

Quaffed (imp. & p. p.) of Quaff

Quaffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quaff

Quaff (v. t.) To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.

Quaff (v. i.) To drink largely or luxuriously.

Quaffer (n.) One who quaffs, or drinks largely.

Quag (n.) A quagmire.

Quagga (n.) A South African wild ass (Equus, / Hippotigris, quagga). The upper parts are reddish brown, becoming paler behind and behind and beneath, with dark stripes on the face, neck, and fore part of the body.

Quaggy (a.) Of the nature of a quagmire; yielding or trembling under the foot, as soft, wet earth; spongy; boggy.

Quagmire (n.) Soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet.

Quahog (n.) Alt. of Quahaug

Quahaug (n.) An American market clam (Venus mercenaria). It is sold in large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also round clam, and hard clam.

Quaigh (n.) Alt. of Quaich

Quaich (n.) A small shallow cup or drinking vessel.

Qualled (imp. & p. p.) of Quail

Qualling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quail

Quail (v. i.) To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade.

Quail (v. i.) To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower.

Quail (v. t.) To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue.

Quail (v. i.) To curdle; to coagulate, as milk.

Quail (n.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the common European quail (C. communis), the rain quail (C. Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (C. pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus australis).

Quail (n.) Any one of several American partridges belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla Californica).

Quail (n.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix.

Quail (n.) A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.

Quaily (n.) The upland plover.

Quaint (a.) Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.

Quaint (a.) Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.

Quaint (a.) Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.

Quaintise (n.) Craft; subtlety; cunning.

Quaintise (n.) Elegance; beauty.

Quaintly (adv.) In a quaint manner.

Quaintness (n.) The quality of being quaint.

Quair (n.) A quire; a book.

Quaked (imp. & p. p.) of Quake

Quaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quake

Quake (v. i.) To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble.

Quake (v. i.) To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake.

Quake (v. t.) To cause to quake.

Quake (n.) A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering.

Quaker (n.) One who quakes.

Quaker (n.) One of a religious sect founded by George Fox, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See Friend, n., 4.

Quaker (n.) The nankeen bird.

Quaker (n.) The sooty albatross.

Quaker (n.) Any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.

Quakeress (n.) A woman who is a member of the Society of Friends.

Quakerish (a.) Like or pertaining to a Quaker; Quakerlike.

Quakerism (n.) The peculiar character, manners, tenets, etc., of the Quakers.

Quakerlike (a.) Like a Quaker.

Quakerly (a.) Resembling Quakers; Quakerlike; Quakerish.

Quakery (n.) Quakerism.

Quaketail (n.) A wagtail.

Quakness (n.) The state of being quaky; liability to quake.

Quaking () a. & n. from Quake, v.

Quakingly (adv.) In a quaking manner; fearfully.

Quaky (a.) Shaky, or tremulous; quaking.

Qualifiable (a.) Capable of being qualified; abatable; modifiable.

Qualification (n.) The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified.

Qualification (n.) That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success; an enabling quality or circumstance; requisite capacity or possession.

Qualification (n.) The act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction; hence, abatement; diminution; as, to use words without any qualification.

Qualificative (n.) That which qualifies, modifies, or restricts; a qualifying term or statement.

Qualificator (n.) An officer whose business it is to examine and prepare causes for trial in the ecclesiastical courts.

Qualified (a.) Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.

Qualified (a.) Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement.

Qualifiedly (adv.) In the way of qualification; with modification or qualification.

Qualifiedness (n.) The state of being qualified.

Qualifier (n.) One who, or that which, qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.

Qualified (imp. & p. p.) of Qualify

Qualifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Qualify

Qualify (v. t.) To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity.

Qualify (v. t.) To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.

Qualify (v. t.) To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition.

Qualify (v. t.) Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.

Qualify (v. t.) To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons.

Qualify (v. i.) To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.

Qualify (v. i.) To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.

Qualitative (a.) Relating to quality; having the character of quality.

Qualitied (a.) Furnished with qualities; endowed.

Qualities (pl. ) of Quality

Quality (n.) The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.

Quality (n.) Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.

Quality (n.) That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.

Quality (n.) An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.

Quality (n.) Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.

Qualm (n.) Sickness; disease; pestilence; death.

Qualm (n.) A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony.

Qualm (n.) Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.

Qualm (n.) A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.

Qualmish (a.) Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea or sickly languor; inclined to vomit.

Quamash (n.) See Camass.

Quamoclit (n.) Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipomoea Quamoclit). The genus is now merged in Ipomoea.

Quandaries (pl. ) of Quandary

Quandary (n.) A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.

Quandary (v. t.) To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty.

Quandong (n.) The edible drupaceous fruit of an Australian tree (Fusanus acuminatus) of the Sandalwood family; -- called also quandang.

Quandy (n.) The old squaw.

Quannet (n.) A flat file having the handle at one side, so as to be used like a plane.

Quant (n.) A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.

Quantic (n.) A homogeneous algebraic function of two or more variables, in general containing only positive integral powers of the variables, and called quadric, cubic, quartic, etc., according as it is of the second, third, fourth, fifth, or a higher degree. These are further called binary, ternary, quaternary, etc., according as they contain two, three, four, or more variables; thus, the quantic / is a binary cubic.

Quantification (n.) Modification by a reference to quantity; the introduction of the element of quantity.

Quantity (v. t.) To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.

Quantitative (a.) Relating to quantity.

Quantitive (a.) Estimable according to quantity; quantitative.

Quantitively (adv.) So as to be measurable by quantity; quantitatively.

Quantities (pl. ) of Quantity

Quantity (n.) The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question "How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size.

Quantity (n.) The extent or extension of a general conception, that is, the number of species or individuals to which it may be applied; also, its content or comprehension, that is, the number of its constituent qualities, attributes, or relations.

Quantity (n.) The measure of a syllable; that which determines the time in which it is pronounced; as, the long or short quantity of a vowel or syllable.

Quantity (n.) The relative duration of a tone.

Quantity (n.) That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.

Quantity (n.) A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in quantities, that is, in large quantities.

Quantivalence (n.) Valence.

Quantivalent (a.) Of or pertaining to quantivalence.

Quanta (pl. ) of Quantum

Quantum (n.) Quantity; amount.

Quantum (n.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.

Quap (v. i.) To quaver.

Quaquaversal (a.) Turning or dipping in any or every direction.

Quaquaversal (a.) Dipping toward all points of the compass round a center, as beds of lava round a crater.

Quar (n.) A quarry.

Quarantine (n.) A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.

Quarantine (n.) Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.

Quarantine (n.) The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.

Quarantined (imp. & p. p.) of Quarantine

Quarantining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quarantine

Quarantine (v. t.) To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.

Quarl (n.) A medusa, or jellyfish.

Quarrel (n.) An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.

Quarrel (n.) Any small square or quadrangular member

Quarrel (n.) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.

Quarrel (n.) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.

Quarrel (n.) A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.

Quarrel (n.) A glazier's diamond.

Quarrel (n.) A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.

Quarrel (n.) A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with his father about expenses.

Quarrel (n.) Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.

Quarrel (n.) Earnest desire or longing.

Quarreled (imp. & p. p.) of Quarrel

Quarrelled () of Quarrel

Quarreling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quarrel

Quarrelling () of Quarrel

Quarrel (v. i.) To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.

Quarrel (v. i.) To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.

Quarrel (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.

Quarrel (v. t.) To quarrel with.

Quarrel (v. t.) To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.

Quarrel (n.) One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.

Quarrelet (n.) A little quarrel. See 1st Quarrel, 2.

Quarreling (a.) Engaged in a quarrel; apt or disposed to quarrel; as, quarreling factions; a quarreling mood.

Quarrellous (a.) Quarrelsome.

Quarrelsome (a.) Apt or disposed to quarrel; given to brawls and contention; easily irritated or provoked to contest; irascible; choleric.

Quarried (a.) Provided with prey.

Quarrier (n.) A worker in a stone quarry.

Quarry (n.) Same as 1st Quarrel.

Quarry (a.) Quadrate; square.

Quarries (pl. ) of Quarry

Quarry (n.) A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

Quarry (n.) A heap of game killed.

Quarry (n.) The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.

Quarry (v. i.) To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

Quarry (n.) A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine (a).

Quarried (imp. & p. p.) of Quarry

Quarrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quarry

Quarry (v. t.) To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

Quarry-faced (a.) Having a face left as it comes from the quarry and not smoothed with the chisel or point; -- said of stones.

Quarrymen (pl. ) of Quarry-man

Quarry-man (n.) A man who is engaged in quarrying stones; a quarrier.

Quart (n.) The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.

Quart (n.) A measure of capacity, both in dry and in liquid measure; the fourth part of a gallon; the eighth part of a peck; two pints.

Quart (n.) A vessel or measure containing a quart.

Quart (n.) In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. Tierce, 4.

Quartan (a.) Of or pertaining to the fourth; occurring every fourth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quartan ague, or fever.

Quartan (n.) An intermittent fever which returns every fourth day, reckoning inclusively, that is, one in which the interval between paroxysms is two days.

Quartan (n.) A measure, the fourth part of some other measure.

Quartane (n.) Butane, each molecule of which has four carbon atoms.

Quartation (n.) The act, process, or result (in the process of parting) of alloying a button of nearly pure gold with enough silver to reduce the fineness so as to allow acids to attack and remove all metals except the gold; -- called also inquartation. Compare Parting.

Quarte (n.) Same as 2d Carte.

Quartene (n.) Same as Butylene.

Quartenylic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acrylic acid series, metameric with crotonic acid, and obtained as a colorless liquid; -- so called from having four carbon atoms in the molecule. Called also isocrotonic acid.

Quarter (n.) One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.

Quarter (n.) The fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.

Quarter (n.) The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.

Quarter (n.) The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.

Quarter (n.) One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters.

Quarter (n.) That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp.

Quarter (n.) That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.

Quarter (n.) A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.

Quarter (n.) The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.

Quarter (n.) The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.

Quarter (n.) One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.

Quarter (v. t.) A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.

Quarter (v. t.) A small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud.

Quarter (v. t.) The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11! 15', that is, about 2! 49'; -- called also quarter point.

Quarter (v. t.) Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.

Quarter (v. t.) A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural.

Quarter (v. t.) Place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; -- usually in the plural.

Quarter (v. t.) A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.

Quarter (v. t.) Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.

Quarter (v. t.) Friendship; amity; concord.

Quartered (imp. & p. p.) of Quartter

Quartering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quartter

Quartter (v. t.) To divide into four equal parts.

Quartter (v. t.) To divide; to separate into parts or regions.

Quartter (v. t.) To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers.

Quartter (v. t.) To furnish as a portion; to allot.

Quartter (v. t.) To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and mother the right to bear arms.

Quarter (v. i.) To lodge; to have a temporary residence.

Quarter (v. i.) To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.

Quarterage (n.) A quarterly allowance.

Quarter-deck (n.) That part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.

Quarterfoil (n.) An ornamental foliation having four lobes, or foils.

Quarterhung (a.) Having trunnions the axes of which lie below the bore; -- said of a cannon.

Quartering (a.) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object.

Quartering (a.) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.

Quartering (n.) A station.

Quartering (n.) Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters.

Quartering (n.) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.

Quartering (n.) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.

Quartering (n.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) (Arch.)

Quarterly (a.) Containing, or consisting of, a fourth part; as, quarterly seasons.

Quarterly (a.) Recurring during, or at the end of, each quarter; as, quarterly payments of rent; a quarterly meeting.

Quarterlies (pl. ) of Quarterly

Quarterly (n.) A periodical work published once a quarter, or four times in a year.

Quarterly (adv.) By quarters; once in a quarter of a year; as, the returns are made quarterly.

Quarterly (adv.) In quarters, or quarterings; as, to bear arms quarterly; in four or more parts; -- said of a shield thus divided by lines drawn through it at right angles.

Quartermaster (n.) An officer whose duty is to provide quarters, provisions, storage, clothing, fuel, stationery, and transportation for a regiment or other body of troops, and superintend the supplies.

Quartermaster (n.) A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle, signals, and the like, under the direction of the master.

Quartern (n.) A quarter. Specifically: (a) The fourth part of a pint; a gill. (b) The fourth part of a peck, or of a stone (14 ibs.).

Quartern (n.) A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds; -- called also quartern loaf.

Quarteron (n.) A quarter; esp., a quarter of a pound, or a quarter of a hundred.

Quarteron (n.) Alt. of Quarteroon

Quarteroon (n.) A quadroon.

Quarterpace (n.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns at a right angle only. See Halfpace.

Quarter round () An ovolo.

Quarterstaves (pl. ) of Quarterstaff

Quarterstaff (n.) A long and stout staff formerly used as a weapon of defense and offense; -- so called because in holding it one hand was placed in the middle, and the other between the middle and the end.

Quartet (n.) Alt. of Quartette

Quartette (n.) A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

Quartette (n.) The set of four person who perform a piece of music in four parts.

Quartette (n.) A stanza of four lines.

Quartic (a.) Of the fourth degree.

Quartic (n.) A quantic of the fourth degree. See Quantic.

Quartic (n.) A curve or surface whose equation is of the fourth degree in the variables.

Quartile (n.) Same as Quadrate.

Quartine (n.) A supposed fourth integument of an ovule, counting from the outside.

Quarto (a.) Having four leaves to the sheet; of the form or size of a quarto.

Quartos (pl. ) of Quarto

Quarto (n.) Originally, a book of the size of the fourth of sheet of printing paper; a size leaves; in present usage, a book of a square or nearly square form, and usually of large size.

Quartridge (n.) Quarterage.

Quartz (n.) A form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), occurring in hexagonal crystals, which are commonly colorless and transparent, but sometimes also yellow, brown, purple, green, and of other colors; also in cryptocrystalline massive forms varying in color and degree of transparency, being sometimes opaque.

Quartziferous (a.) Consisting chiefly of quartz; containing quartz.

Quartzite (n.) Massive quartz occurring as a rock; a metamorphosed sandstone; -- called also quartz rock.

Quartzoid (n.) A form of crystal common with quartz, consisting of two six-sided pyramids, base to base.

Quartzose (a.) Containing, or resembling, quartz; partaking of the nature or qualities of quartz.

quartzous (a.) Quarzose.

Quartzy (a.) Quartzose.

Quas (n.) A kind of beer. Same as Quass.

Quaschi (n.) Alt. of Quasje

Quasje (n.) The brown coati. See Coati.

Quash (n.) Same as Squash.

Quashed (imp. & p. p.) of Quash

Quashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quash

Quash (v. t.) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment.

Quash (v. t.) To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush.

Quash (v. t.) To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.

Quash (v. i.) To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.

Quashee (n.) A negro of the West Indies.

Quasi () As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to; qualified; -- used as an adjective, or a prefix with a noun or an adjective; as, a quasi contract, an implied contract, an obligation which has arisen from some act, as if from a contract; a quasi corporation, a body that has some, but not all, of the peculiar attributes of a corporation; a quasi argument, that which resembles, or is used as, an argument; quasi historical, apparently historical, seeming to be historical.

Quasimodo (n.) The first Sunday after Easter; Low Sunday.

Quass (n.) A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or barley meal and letting it ferment, -- much used by the Russians.

Quassation (n.) The act of shaking, or the state of being shaken.

Quassia (n.) The wood of several tropical American trees of the order Simarubeae, as Quassia amara, Picraena excelsa, and Simaruba amara. It is intensely bitter, and is used in medicine and sometimes as a substitute for hops in making beer.

Quassin (n.) The bitter principle of quassia, extracted as a white crystalline substance; -- formerly called quassite.

Quat (n.) A pustule.

Quat (n.) An annoying, worthless person.

Quat (v. t.) To satiate; to satisfy.

Quata (n.) The coaita.

Quatch (a.) Squat; flat.

Quater-cousin (n.) A cousin within the first four degrees of kindred.

Quaternary (a.) Consisting of four; by fours, or in sets of four.

Quaternary (a.) Later than, or subsequent to, the Tertiary; Post-tertiary; as, the Quaternary age, or Age of man.

Quaternary (n.) The number four.

Quaternary (n.) The Quaternary age, era, or formation. See the Chart of Geology.

Quaternate (a.) Composed of, or arranged in, sets of four; quaternary; as, quaternate leaves.

Quaternion (n.) The number four.

Quaternion (n.) A set of four parts, things, or person; four things taken collectively; a group of four words, phrases, circumstances, facts, or the like.

Quaternion (n.) A word of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.

Quaternion (n.) The quotient of two vectors, or of two directed right lines in space, considered as depending on four geometrical elements, and as expressible by an algebraic symbol of quadrinomial form.

Quaternion (v. t.) To divide into quaternions, files, or companies.

Quaternity (n.) The number four.

Quaternity (n.) The union of four in one, as of four persons; -- analogous to the theological term trinity.

Quateron (n.) See 2d Quarteron.

Quatorzain (n.) A poem of fourteen lines; a sonnet.

Quatorze (n.) The four aces, kings, queens, knaves, or tens, in the game of piquet; -- so called because quatorze counts as fourteen points.

Quatrain (n.) A stanza of four lines rhyming alternately.

Quatre (n.) A card, die. or domino, having four spots, or pips

Quatrefeuille (n.) Alt. of Quatrefoil

Quatrefoil (n.) Same as Quarterfoil.

Quatuor (n.) A quartet; -- applied chiefly to instrumental compositions.

Quave (n.) See Quaver.

Quave (v. i.) To quaver.

Quavemire (n.) See Quagmire.

Quavered (imp. & p. p.) of Quaver

Quavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quaver

Quaver (v. i.) To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.

Quaver (v. i.) Especially, to shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid or tremulous vibrations, as in singing; also, to trill on a musical instrument

Quaver (v. t.) To utter with quavers.

Quaver (n.) A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.

Quaver (n.) An eighth note. See Eighth.

Quaverer (n.) One who quavers; a warbler.

Quay (n.) A mole, bank, or wharf, formed toward the sea, or at the side of a harbor, river, or other navigable water, for convenience in loading and unloading vessels.

Quay (v. t.) To furnish with quays.

Quayage (n.) Wharfage.

Quayd () p. p. of Quail.

Que (n.) A half farthing.

Queach (n.) A thick, bushy plot; a thicket.

Queach (v. i.) To stir; to move. See Quick, v. i.

Queachy (a.) Yielding or trembling under the feet, as moist or boggy ground; shaking; moving.

Queachy (a.) Like a queach; thick; bushy.

Quean (n.) A woman; a young or unmarried woman; a girl.

Quean (n.) A low woman; a wench; a slut.

Queasily (adv.) In a queasy manner.

Queasiness (n.) The state of being queasy; nausea; qualmishness; squeamishness.

Queasy (a.) Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit; qualmish.

Queasy (a.) Fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish.

Quebec group () The middle of the three groups into which the rocks of the Canadian period have been divided in the American Lower Silurian system. See the Chart of Geology.

Quebracho (n.) A Chilian apocynaceous tree (Aspidosperma Quebracho); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn/a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; -- called also white quebracho, to distinguish it from the red quebracho, a Mexican anacardiaceous tree (Loxopterygium Lorentzii) whose bark is said to have similar properties.

Quebrith (n.) Sulphur.

Quech (v. i.) Alt. of Queck

Queck (v. i.) A word occurring in a corrupt passage of Bacon's Essays, and probably meaning, to stir, to move.

Queen (n.) The wife of a king.

Queen (n.) A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots.

Queen (n.) A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.

Queen (n.) The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.

Queen (n.) The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.

Queen (n.) A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades.

Queen (n.) A male homosexual, esp. one who is effeminate or dresses in women's clothing.

Queen (v. i.) To act the part of a queen.

Queened (imp. & p. p.) of Queen

Queening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Queen

Queen (v. i.) To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row; as, to queen a pawn.

Queencraft (n.) Craft or skill in policy on the part of a queen.

Queendom (n.) The dominion, condition, or character of a queen.

Queenfish (n.) A California sciaenoid food fish (Seriphys politus). The back is bluish, and the sides and belly bright silvery. Called also kingfish.

Queenhood (n.) The state, personality, or character of a queen; queenliness.

Queening (n.) Any one of several kinds of apples, as summer queening, scarlet queening, and early queening. An apple called the queening was cultivated in England two hundred years ago.

Queenliness (n.) The quality of being queenly; the; characteristic of a queen; stateliness; eminence among women in attractions or power.

Queenly (a.) Like, becoming, or suitable to, a queen.

Oueen-post (n.) One of two suspending posts in a roof truss, or other framed truss of similar form. See King-post.

Queenship (n.) The state, rank, or dignity of a queen.

Queensland nut () The nut of an Australian tree (Macadamia ternifolia). It is about an inch in diameter, and contains a single round edible seed, or sometimes two hemispherical seeds. So called from Queensland in Australia.

Queen truss () A truss framed with queen-posts; a queen-post truss.

Queer (a.) At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act.

Queer (a.) Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.

Queer (n.) Counterfeit money.

Queerish (a.) Rather queer; somewhat singular.

Queerly (adv.) In a queer or odd manner.

Queerness (n.) The quality or state of being queer.

Queest (n.) The European ringdove (Columba palumbus); the cushat.

Quegh (n.) A drinking vessel. See Quaich.

Queint (a.) See Quaint.

Queint () imp. & p. p. of Quench.

Queintise (n.) See Quaintise.

Quelled (imp. & p. p.) of Quell

Quelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quell

Quell (v. i.) To die.

Quell (v. i.) To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate.

Quell (v. t.) To take the life of; to kill.

Quell (v. t.) To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Quell (v. t.) To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.

Quell (n.) Murder.

Queller (n.) A killer; as, Jack the Giant Queller.

Queller (n.) One who quells; one who overpowers or subdues.

Quellio (n.) A ruff for the neck.

Quelquechose (n.) A trifle; a kickshaw.

Queme (v. t. & i.) To please.

Quemeful (a.) Kindly; merciful.

Quenched (imp. & p. p.) of Quench

Quenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quench

Quench (v. t.) To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.

Quench (v. t.) To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.

Quench (v. i.) To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.

Quenchable (a.) Capable of being quenched.

Quencher (n.) One who, or that which, quenches.

Quenchless (a.) Incapable of being quenched; inextinguishable; as, quenchless fire or fury.

Quenelle (n.) A kind of delicate forcemeat, commonly poached and used as a dish by itself or for garnishing.

Quenouille training () A method of training trees or shrubs in the shape of a cone or distaff by tying down the branches and pruning.

Quercitannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a tannic acid found in oak bark and extracted as a yellowish brown amorphous substance.

Quercite (n.) A white crystalline substance, C6H7(OH)5, found in acorns, the fruit of the oak (Quercus). It has a sweet taste, and is regarded as a pentacid alcohol.

Quercitin (n.) A yellow crystalline substance, occurring quite widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, as is apple-tree bark, horse-chestnut leaves, etc., but originally obtained by the decomposition of quercitrin. Called also meletin.

Quercitrin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the bark of the oak (Quercus) as a bitter citron-yellow crystalline substance, used as a pigment and called quercitron.

Quercitron (n.) The yellow inner bark of the Quercus tinctoria, the American black oak, yellow oak, dyer's oak, or quercitron oak, a large forest tree growing from Maine to eastern Texas.

Quercitron (n.) Quercitrin, used as a pigment. See Quercitrin.

Quercus (n.) A genus of trees constituted by the oak. See Oak.

Querele (n.) A complaint to a court. See Audita Querela.

Querent (n.) A complainant; a plaintiff.

Querent (n.) An inquirer.

Quermonious (a.) Complaining; querulous; apt to complain.

Querimony (n.) A complaint or complaining.

Querist (n.) One who inquires, or asks questions.

Querken (v. t.) To stifle or choke.

Querl (v. t.) To twirl; to turn or wind round; to coil; as, to querl a cord, thread, or rope.

Querl (n.) A coil; a twirl; as, the qwerl of hair on the fore leg of a blooded horse.

Quern (n.) A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills.

Querpo (n.) The inner or body garments taken together. See Cuerpo.

Querquedule (n.) A teal.

Querquedule (n.) The pintail duck.

Querry (n.) A groom; an equerry.

Querulential (a.) Querulous.

Querulous (v.) Given to quarreling; quarrelsome.

Querulous (v.) Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people.

Querulous (v.) Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.

Queries (pl. ) of Query

Query (n.) A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.

Query (n.) A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity.

Query (n.) An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt.

Query (v. i.) To ask questions; to make inquiry.

Query (v. i.) To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.

Queried (imp. & p. p.) of Query

Querying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Query

Query (v. t.) To put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact.

Query (v. t.) To address questions to; to examine by questions.

Query (v. t.) To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.

Query (v. t.) To write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere.

Quesal (n.) The long-tailed, or resplendent, trogon (Pharomachus mocinno, formerly Trogon resplendens), native of Southern Mexico and Central America. Called also quetzal, and golden trogon.

Quest (n.) The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.

Quest (n.) Request; desire; solicitation.

Quest (n.) Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.

Quest (n.) Inquest; jury of inquest.

Quest (n.) To search for; to examine.

Quest (v. i.) To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.

Questant (n.) One who undertakes a quest; a seeker.

Quester (n.) One who seeks; a seeker.

Question (n.) The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.

Question (n.) Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.

Question (n.) Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.

Question (n.) That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.

Question (n.) Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.

Question (n.) Talk; conversation; speech; speech.

Questioned (imp. & p. p.) of Question

Questioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Question

Question (n.) To ask questions; to inquire.

Question (n.) To argue; to converse; to dispute.

Question (v. t.) To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.

Question (v. t.) To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.

Question (v. t.) To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.

Question (v. t.) To talk to; to converse with.

Questionability (n.) The state or condition of being questionable.

Questionable (a.) Admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to invite, inquiry.

Questionable (a.) Liable to question; subject to be doubted or called in question; problematical; doubtful; suspicious.

Questionableness (n.) The quality or state of being questionable, doubtful, or suspicious.

Questionably (adv.) In a questionable manner.

Questionary (a.) Inquiring; asking questions; testing.

Questionary (n.) One who makes it his business to seek after relics and carry them about for sale.

Questioner (n.) One who asks questions; an inquirer.

Questionist (n.) A questioner; an inquirer.

Questionist (n.) A candidate for honors or degrees who is near the time of his examination.

Questionless (a.) Unquestioning; incurious.

Questionless (adv.) Beyond a question or doubt; doubtless; certainly.

Questmen (pl. ) of Questman

Questman (n.) One legally empowered to make quest of certain matters, esp. of abuses of weights and measures.

Questman (n.) A churchwarden's assistant; a sidesman.

Questman (n.) A collector of parish rents.

Questmonger (n.) One who lays informations, and encourages petty lawsuits.

Questor (n.) An officer who had the management of the public treasure; a receiver of taxes, tribute, etc.; treasurer of state.

Questorship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a questor.

Questrist (n.) A seeker; a pursuer.

Questuary (a.) Studious of profit.

Questuary (n.) One employed to collect profits.

Quet (n.) The common guillemot.

Queue (n.) A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail.

Queue (n.) A line of persons waiting anywhere.

Queue (v. t.) To fasten, as hair, in a queue.

Quey (n.) A heifer.

Quib (n.) A quip; a gibe.

Quibble (n.) A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.

Quibble (n.) A pun; a low conceit.

Quibbled (imp. & p. p.) of Quibble

Quibbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quibble

Quibble (v. i.) To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.

Quibble (v. i.) To pun; to practice punning.

Quibbler (n.) One who quibbles; a caviler; also, a punster.

Quibblingly (adv.) Triflingly; evasively.

Quica (n.) A small South American opossum (Didelphys quica), native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit.

Quice (n.) See Queest.

Quich (v. i.) To stir.

Quick (superl.) Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.

Quick (superl.) Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.

Quick (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.

Quick (superl.) Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.

Quick (superl.) Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

Quick (superl.) Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.

Quick (superl.) Pregnant; with child.

Quick (adv.) In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

Quick (n.) That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.

Quick (n.) The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; -- used figuratively.

Quick (n.) Quitch grass.

Quick (v. t. & i.) To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

Quickbeam (n.) See Quicken tree.

quickened (imp. & p. p.) of Quicken

Quickening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quicken

Quicken (a.) To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.

Quicken (a.) To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed.

Quicken (a.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced.

Quicken (v. i.) To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.

Quicken (v. i.) To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.

Quickener (n.) One who, or that which, quickens.

Quickening (n.) The act or process of making or of becoming quick.

Quickening (n.) The first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life.

Quickens (n.) Quitch grass.

Quicken tree () The European rowan tree; -- called also quickbeam, and quickenbeam. See Rowan tree.

Quickhatch (n.) The wolverine.

Quicklime (a.) Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; -- so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th Lime, 2.

Quickly (adv.) Speedily; with haste or celerity; soon; without delay; quick.

Quickness (n.) The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.

Quickness (n.) Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.

Quickness (n.) Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.

Quickness (n.) Sharpness; pungency of taste.

Quicksand (n.) Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure; especially, a deep mass of loose or moving sand mixed with water, sometimes found at the mouth of a river or along some coasts, and very dangerous, from the difficulty of extricating a person who begins sinking into it.

Quick-scented (a.) Acute of smell.

Quickset (n.) A living plant set to grow, esp. when set for a hedge; specifically, the hawthorn.

Quickset (a.) Made of quickset.

Quickset (v. t.) To plant with living shrubs or trees for a hedge; as, to quickset a ditch.

Quick-sighted (a.) Having quick sight or acute discernment; quick to see or to discern.

Quicksilver (a.) The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver.

Quicksilvered (a.) Overlaid with quicksilver, or with an amalgam of quicksilver and tinfoil.

Quicksilvering (n.) The mercury and foil on the back of a looking-glass.

Quickstep (n.) A lively, spirited march; also, a lively style of dancing.

Quick-witted (a.) Having ready wit

Quick-wittedness (n.) Readiness of wit.

Quickwork (n.) All the submerged section of a vessel's planking.

Quickwork (n.) The planking between the spirketing and the clamps.

Quickwork (n.) The short planks between the portholes.

Quid (n.) A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco.

Quid (v. t.) To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.

Quidam (n.) Somebody; one unknown.

Quiddany (n.) A confection of quinces, in consistency between a sirup and marmalade.

Quiddative (a.) Constituting, or containing, the essence of a thing; quidditative.

Quiddit (n.) A subtilty; an equivocation.

Quidditative (a.) Quiddative.

Quiddities (pl. ) of Quiddity

Quiddity (n.) The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity, of a thing; that which answers the question, Quid est? or, What is it?

Quiddity (n.) A trifling nicety; a cavil; a quibble.

Quiddled (imp. & p. p.) of Quiddle

Quiddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiddle

Quiddle (v. i.) To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle.

Quiddle (n.) Alt. of Quiddler

Quiddler (n.) One who wastes his energy about trifles.

Quidnunc (n.) One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows, or pretends to know, all that is going on.

Quiesced (imp. & p. p.) of Quiesce

Quiescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiesce

Quiesce (a. & n.) To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.

Quiescence (n.) Alt. of Quiescency

Quiescency (n.) The state or quality of being quiescent.

Quiescent (a.) Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid.

Quiescent (a.) Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.

Quiescent (a.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day" and "say."

Quiescent (n.) A silent letter.

Quiescently (adv.) In a quiescent manner.

Quiet (a.) In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.

Quiet (a.) Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.

Quiet (a.) Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience.

Quiet (a.) Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.

Quiet (a.) Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.

Quiet (a.) The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.

Quiet (a.) Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.

Quieted (imp. & p. p.) of Quiet

Quieting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiet

Quiet (v. t.) To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.

Quiet (v. t.) To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.

Quiet (v. i.) To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.

Quietage (n.) Quietness.

Quieter (n.) One who, or that which, quiets.

Quietism (n.) Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.

Quietism (n.) The system of the Quietists, who maintained that religion consists in the withdrawal of the mind from worldly interests and anxieties and its constant employment in the passive contemplation of God and his attributes.

Quietist (n.) One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See Quietism.

Quietistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Quietists, or to Quietism.

Quietly (adv.) In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.

Quietly (adv.) Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.

Quietly (adv.) Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.

Quietly (adv.) Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.

Quietness (n.) The quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness.

Quietsome (a.) Calm; still.

Quietude (n.) Rest; repose; quiet; tranquillity.

Quietus (a.) Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation; that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.

Quill (n.) One of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather.

Quill (n.) A pen for writing made by sharpening and splitting the point or nib of the stock of a feather; as, history is the proper subject of his quill.

Quill (n.) A spine of the hedgehog or porcupine.

Quill (n.) The pen of a squid. See Pen.

Quill (n.) The plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.

Quill (n.) The tube of a musical instrument.

Quill (n.) Something having the form of a quill

Quill (n.) The fold or plain of a ruff.

Quill (n.) A spindle, or spool, as of reed or wood, upon which the thread for the woof is wound in a shuttle.

Quill (n.) A hollow spindle.

Quilled (imp. & p. p.) of Quill

Quilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quill

Quill (v. t.) To plaint in small cylindrical ridges, called quillings; as, to quill a ruffle.

Quill (v. t.) To wind on a quill, as thread or yarn.

Quillaia bark () The bark of a rosaceous tree (Quillaja Saponaria), native of Chili. The bark is finely laminated, and very heavy with alkaline substances, and is used commonly by the Chilians instead of soap. Also called soap bark.

Quillback (n.) An American fresh-water fish (Ictiobus, / Carpiodes, cyprinus); -- called also carp sucker, sailfish, spearfish, and skimback.

Quilled (a.) Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills.

Quillet (n.) Subtilty; nicety; quibble.

Quilling (n.) A band of linen, muslin, or the like, fluted, folded, or plaited so as somewhat to resemble a row of quills.

Quilling (n.) One of the rounded plaits or flutings of such a band.

Quillwort (n.) Any plant or species of the genus Isoetes, cryptogamous plants with a cluster of elongated four-tubed rushlike leaves, rising from a corm, and containing spores in their enlarged and excavated bases. There are about seventeen American species, usually growing in the mud under still, shallow water. So called from the shape of the shape of the leaves.

Quilt (n.) Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover.

Quilted (imp. & p. p.) of Quilt

Quilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quilt

Quilt (v. t.) To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat.

Quilt (v. t.) To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.

Quilt (v. t.) To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.

Quilter (n.) One who, or that which, quilts.

Quilting (n.) The act of stitching or running in patterns, as in making a quilt.

Quilting (n.) A quilting bee. See Bee, 2.

Quilting (n.) The material used for making quilts.

Quilting (n.) A coating of strands of rope for a water vessel.

Quin (n.) A European scallop (Pecten opercularis), used as food.

Quinaldine (n.) A colorless liquid of a slightly pungent odor, C9H6N.CH3, first obtained as a condensation product of aldehyde and aniline, and regarded as a derivative of quinoline; -- called also methyl quinoline.

Quinary (a.) Consisting of five; arranged by fives.

Quiname (a.) Growing in sets of five; -- said especially of leaves composed of five leaflets set at the end of a common petiole.

Quinate (n.) A salt of quinic acid.

Quinazol (n.) A complex nitrogenous base related to cinnoline.

Quince (n.) The fruit of a shrub (Cydonia vulgaris) belonging to the same tribe as the apple. It somewhat resembles an apple, but differs in having many seeds in each carpel. It has hard flesh of high flavor, but very acid, and is largely used for marmalade, jelly, and preserves.

Quince (n.) a quince tree or shrub.

Quincewort (n.) The squinancy. Called also quinsywort.

Quinch (v. i.) To stir; to wince.

Quincuncial () Having the form of a quincunx.

Quincuncial () Having the leaves of a pentamerous calyx or corolla so imbricated that two are exterior, two are interior, and the other has one edge exterior and one interior; as, quincuncial aestivation.

Quincuncially (adv.) In the manner or order of a quincunx.

Quincunx (n.) An arrangement of things by fives in a square or a rectangle, one being placed at each corner and one in the middle; especially, such an arrangement of trees repeated indefinitely, so as to form a regular group with rows running in various directions.

Quincunx (n.) The position of planets when distant from each other five signs, or 150!.

Quincunx (n.) A quincuncial arrangement, as of the parts of a flower in aestivation. See Quincuncial, 2.

Quindecagon (n.) A plane figure with fifteen angles, and consequently fifteen sides.

Quindecemvirs (pl. ) of Quindecemvir

Quindecemviri (pl. ) of Quindecemvir

Quindecemvir (n.) One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books.

Quindecemvirate (n.) The body or office of the quindecemviri.

Quindecone (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C15H26, of the valylene series, produced artificially as an oily liquid.

Quindecylic (n.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the fatty acid series, containing fifteen atoms of carbon; called also pentadecylic acid.

Quindem (n.) A fifteenth part.

Quindism (n.) A fifteenth.

Quinhydrone (n.) A green crystalline substance formed by the union of quinone with hydroquinone, or as an intermediate product in the oxidation of hydroquinone or the reduction of quinone.

Quinia (n.) Quinine.

Quinible (n.) An interval of a fifth; also, a part sung with such intervals.

Quinic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or connected with, quinine and related compounds; specifically, designating a nonnitrogenous acid obtained from cinchona bark, coffee, beans, etc., as a white crystalline substance.

Quinicine (n.) An uncrystallizable alkaloid obtained by the action of heat from quinine, with which it is isomeric.

Quinidine (n.) An alkaloid isomeric with, and resembling, quinine, found in certain species of cinchona, from which it is extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance; conchinine. It is used somewhat as a febrifuge.

Quinine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from the bark of several species of cinchona (esp. Cinchona Calisaya) as a bitter white crystalline substance, C20H24N2O2. Hence, by extension (Med.), any of the salts of this alkaloid, as the acetate, chloride, sulphate, etc., employed as a febrifuge or antiperiodic. Called also quinia, quinina, etc.

Quininic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous acid obtained as a yellow crystalline substance by the oxidation of quinine.

Quininism (n.) Alt. of Quinism

Quinism (n.) See Cinchonism.

Quinizarin () A yellow crystalline substance produced artificially. It is isomeric with alizarin.

Quinizine (n.) any one of a series of nitrogenous bases, certain of which are used as antipyretics.

Quinnat (n.) The California salmon (Oncorhynchus choicha); -- called also chouicha, king salmon, chinnook salmon, and Sacramento salmon. It is of great commercial importance.

Quinoa (n.) The seeds of a kind of goosewort (Chenopodium Quinoa), used in Chili and Peru for making porridge or cakes; also, food thus made.

Quinogen (n.) A hypothetical radical of quinine and related alkaloids.

Quinoidine (n.) A brownish resinous substance obtained as a by-product in the treatment of cinchona bark. It consists of a mixture of several alkaloids.

Quinoline (n.) A nitrogenous base, C9H7N obtained as a pungent colorless liquid by the distillation of alkaloids, bones, coal tar, etc. It the nucleus of many organic bodies, especially of certain alkaloids and related substances; hence, by extension, any one of the series of alkaloidal bases of which quinoline proper is the type.

Quinologist (n.) One who is versed in quinology.

Quinology (n.) The science which treats of the cultivation of the cinchona, and of its use in medicine.

Quinone (n.) A crystalline substance, C6H4O2 (called also benzoketone), first obtained by the oxidation of quinic acid and regarded as a double ketone; also, by extension, any one of the series of which quinone proper is the type.

Quinovic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a crystalline acid obtained from some varieties of cinchona bark.

Quinovin (n.) An amorphous bitter glucoside derived from cinchona and other barks. Called also quinova bitter, and quinova.

Quinoxaline (n.) Any one of a series of complex nitrogenous bases obtained by the union of certain aniline derivatives with glyoxal or with certain ketones.

Quinoxyl (n.) The hypothetical radical of certain quinone derivatives related to rhodizonic acid.

Quinoyl (n.) A radical of which quinone is the hydride, analogous to phenyl.

Quinquagesima (a.) Fiftieth.

Quinquangular (a.) Having five angles or corners.

Quinquarticular (a.) Relating to the five articles or points; as, the quinquarticular controversy between Arminians and Calvinists.

Quinque- () A combining form meaning five, five times, fivefold; as, quinquefid, five-cleft; quinquedentate, five-toothed.

Quinqueangled (a.) Having five angles; quinquangular.

Quinquedentate (a.) Alt. of Quinquedentated

Quinquedentated (a.) Five-toothed; as, a quinquedentate leaf.

Quinquefarious (a.) Arranged in five vertical rows; pentastichous.

Quinquefid (a.) Sharply cut about halfway to the middle or base into five segments; as, a quinquefid leaf or corolla.

Quinquefoliate (a.) Alt. of Quinquefoliated

Quinquefoliated (a.) Having five leaves or leaflets.

Quinque foliolate (a.) Having five leaflets.

Quinqueliteral (a.) Consisting of five letters.

Quinquelobate (a.) Alt. of Quinquelobared

Quinquelobared (a.) Cut less than halfway into portions, usually somewhat rounded; five-lobed; as, a quinquelobate leaf or corolla.

Quinquelobed (a.) Same as Quinquelobate.

Quinquelocular (a.) Having five cells or loculi; five-celled; as, a quinquelocular pericarp.

Quinquenerved (a.) Having five nerves; -- said of a leaf with five nearly equal nerves or ribs rising from the end of the petiole.

Quinquennalia (n. pl.) Public games celebrated every five years.

Quinquennial (a.) Occurring once in five years, or at the end of every five years; also, lasting five years. A quinquennial event.

Quinquennium (n.) Space of five years.

Quinquepartite (a.) Consisting of five parts.

Quinquepartite (a.) Divided into five parts almost to the base.

Quinquereme (n.) A galley having five benches or banks of oars; as, an Athenian quinquereme.

Quinquesyllable (n.) A word of five syllables.

Quinquevalve (a.) Alt. of Quinquevalvular

Quinquevalvular (a.) Having five valves, as a pericarp.

Quinquevirs (pl. ) of Quinquevir

Quinqueviri (pl. ) of Quinquevir

Quinquevir (n.) One of five commissioners appointed for some special object.

Quinquina (n.) Peruvian bark.

Quinquivalent (a.) Same as Pentavalent.

Quinsy (n.) An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; -- called also squinancy, and squinzey.

Quint (n.) A set or sequence of five, as in piquet.

Quint (n.) The interval of a fifth.

Quintain (n.) An object to be tilted at; -- called also quintel.

Quintal (n.) A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.

Quintal (n.) A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.

Quintan (a.) Occurring as the fifth, after four others also, occurring every fifth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quintan fever.

Quintan (n.) An intermittent fever which returns every fifth day, reckoning inclusively, or in which the intermission lasts three days.

Quintel (n.) See Quintain.

Quintessence (n.) The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a natural body. See Ferment oils, under Ferment.

Quintessence (n.) Hence: An extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence.

Quintessence (v. t.) To distil or extract as a quintessence; to reduce to a quintessence.

Quintessential (a.) Of the nature of a quintessence; purest.

Quintet (n.) Alt. of Quintette

Quintette (n.) A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.

Quintic (a.) Of the fifth degree or order.

Quintic (n.) A quantic of the fifth degree. See Quantic.

Quintile (n.) The aspect of planets when separated the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72!.

Quintilllion (n.) According to the French notation, which is used on the Continent and in America, the cube of a million, or a unit with eighteen ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a number produced by involving a million to the fifth power, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.

Quintin (n.) See Quintain.

Quintine (n.) The embryonic sac of an ovule, sometimes regarded as an innermost fifth integument. Cf. Quartine, and Tercine.

Quintole (n.) A group of five notes to be played or sung in the time of four of the same species.

Quintuple (a.) Multiplied by five; increased to five times the amount; fivefold.

Quintupled (imp. & p. p.) of Quintuple

Quintupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quintuple

Quintuple (v. t.) To make fivefold, or five times as much or many.

Quittuple-nerved (a.) Alt. of Quintuple-ribbed

Quintuple-ribbed (a.) The same as Quinquenerved.

Quinzaine (n.) The fifteenth day after a feast day, including both in the reckoning.

Quinze (n.) A game at cards in which the object is to make fifteen points.

Quip (n.) A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe.

Quipped (imp. & p. p.) of Quip

Quipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quip

Quip (v. t.) To taunt; to treat with quips.

Quip (v. i.) To scoff; to use taunts.

Quipo (n.) Same as Quipu.

Quipus (pl. ) of Quipu

Quipu (n.) A contrivance employed by the ancient Peruvians, Mexicans, etc., as a substitute for writing and figures, consisting of a main cord, from which hung at certain distances smaller cords of various colors, each having a special meaning, as silver, gold, corn, soldiers. etc. Single, double, and triple knots were tied in the smaller cords, representing definite numbers. It was chiefly used for arithmetical purposes, and to register important facts and events.

Quirboilly (n.) Leather softened by boiling so as to take any required shape. Upon drying, it becomes exceedingly hard, and hence was formerly used for armor.

Quire (n.) See Choir.

Quire (v. i.) To sing in concert.

Quire (n.) A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream.

Quirister (n.) A chorister. See Chorister.

Quiritation (n.) A crying for help.

Quirite (n.) One of the Quirites.

Quirites (n. pl.) Roman citizens.

Quirk (n.) A sudden turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble; as, the quirks of a pettifogger.

Quirk (n.) A fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice.

Quirk (n.) A smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit.

Quirk (n.) An irregular air; as, light quirks of music.

Quirk (n.) A piece of ground taken out of any regular ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.; -- sometimes written quink.

Quirk (n.) A small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex rounded molding.

Quirked (a.) Having, or formed with, a quirk or quirks.

Quirkish (a.) Consisting of quirks; resembling a quirk.

Quirky (a.) Full of quirks; tricky; as, a quirky lawyer.

Quirl (n. & v.) See Querl.

Quirpele (n.) The Indian ferret.

Quirt (n.) A rawhide whip plaited with two thongs of buffalo hide.

Quish (n.) See Cuish.

Quit (n.) Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.

Quit (v.) Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.

Quit (imp. & p. p.) of Quit

Quitted () of Quit

Quitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quit

Quit (a.) To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.

Quit (a.) To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.

Quit (a.) To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.

Quit (a.) To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively.

Quit (a.) To carry through; to go through to the end.

Quit (a.) To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.

Quit (v. i.) To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.

Quitch (n.) Same as Quitch grass.

Quitch (n.) Figuratively: A vice; a taint; an evil.

Quitch grass () A perennial grass (Agropyrum repens) having long running rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously, and so becomes a troublesome weed. Also called couch grass, quick grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See Illustration in Appendix.

Quitclaim (n.) A release or relinquishment of a claim; a deed of release; an instrument by which some right, title, interest, or claim, which one person has, or is supposed to have, in or to an estate held by himself or another, is released or relinquished, the grantor generally covenanting only against persons who claim under himself.

Quitclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Quitclaim

Quitclaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quitclaim

Quitclaim (v. t.) To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and paramount titles.

Quite (v. t. & i.) See Quit.

Quite (a.) Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken.

Quite (a.) To a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably.

Quitly (adv.) Quite.

Quitrent (n.) A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit from other service.

Quits (interj.) See the Note under Quit, a.

Quittable (a.) Capable of being quitted.

Quittal (n.) Return; requital; quittance.

Quittance (v. t.) Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance.

Quittance (v. t.) Recompense; return; repayment.

Quittance (v. t.) To repay; to requite.

Quitter (n.) One who quits.

Quitter (n.) A deliverer.

Quittor (n.) A chronic abscess, or fistula of the coronet, in a horse's foot, resulting from inflammation of the tissues investing the coffin bone.

Quitture (n.) A discharge; an issue.

Quiver (a.) Nimble; active.

Quivered (imp. & p. p.) of Quiver

Quivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiver

Quiver (v. i.) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.

Quiver (n.) The act or state of quivering; a tremor.

Quiver (n.) A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.

Quivered (a.) Furnished with, or carrying, a quiver.

Quivered (a.) Sheathed, as in a quiver.

Quiveringly (adv.) With quivering motion.

Qui vive () The challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; -- used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?"

Quixotic (a.) Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded.

Quixotically (adv.) In a quixotic way.

Quixotism (n.) That form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry.

Quixotry (n.) Quixotism; visionary schemes.

Quiz (n.) A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax.

Quiz (n.) One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.

Quiz (n.) An odd or absurd fellow.

Quiz (n.) An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination.

Quizzed (imp. & p. p.) of Quiz

Quizzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiz

Quiz (v. t.) To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.

Quiz (v. t.) To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.

Quiz (v. t.) To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.

Quiz (v. i.) To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.

Quizzer (n.) One who quizzes; a quiz.

Quizzical (a.) Relating to quizzing: given to quizzing; of the nature of a quiz; farcical; sportive.

Quizzism (n.) The act or habit of quizzing.

Quob (v. i.) To throb; to quiver.

Quod (n.) A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison.

Quod (v.) Quoth; said. See Quoth.

Quoddies (n. pl.) Herring taken and cured or smoked near Quoddy Head, Maine, or near the entrance of Passamaquoddy Ray.

Quodlibet (n.) A nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point.

Quodlibet (n.) A medley improvised by several performers.

Quodlibetarian (n.) One who discusses any subject at pleasure.

Quodlibetical (a.) Not restricted to a particular subject; discussed for curiosity or entertainment.

Quoif (n. & v. t.) See Coif.

Quoifffure (n.) See Coiffure.

Quoil (n.) See Coil.

Quoin (n.) Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked.

Quoin (n.) A wedgelike piece of stone, wood metal, or other material, used for various purposes

Quoin (n.) to support and steady a stone.

Quoin (n.) To support the breech of a cannon.

Quoin (n.) To wedge or lock up a form within a chase.

Quoin (n.) To prevent casks from rolling.

Quoit (n.) A flattened ring-shaped piece of iron, to be pitched at a fixed object in play; hence, any heavy flat missile used for the same purpose, as a stone, piece of iron, etc.

Quoit (n.) A game played with quoits.

Quoit (n.) The discus of the ancients. See Discus.

Quoit (n.) A cromlech.

Quoit (v. i.) To throw quoits; to play at quoits.

Quoit (v. t.) To throw; to pitch.

Quoke () imp. of Quake.

Quoll (n.) A marsupial of Australia (Dasyurus macrurus), about the size of a cat.

Quondam (a.) Having been formerly; former; sometime.

Quondam (n.) A person dismissed or ejected from a position.

Quook () imp. of Quake.

Quop (v. i.) See Quob.

Quorum (n.) Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as, a quorum of the House of Representatives; a constitutional quorum was not present.

Quota (n.) A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.

Quotable (a.) Capable or worthy of being quoted; as, a quotable writer; a quotable sentence.

Quotation (n.) The act of quoting or citing.

Quotation (n.) That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.

Quotation (n.) The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also the price named.

Quotation (n.) Quota; share.

Quotation (n.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc.

Quotationist (n.) One who makes, or is given to making, quotations.

Quoted (imp. & p. p.) of Quote

Quoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quote

Quote (v. t.) To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.

Quote (v. t.) To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.

Quote (v. t.) To name the current price of.

Quote (v. t.) To notice; to observe; to examine.

Quote (v. t.) To set down, as in writing.

Quote (n.) A note upon an author.

Quoter (n.) One who quotes the words of another.

Quoth (v. t.) Said; spoke; uttered; -- used only in the first and third persons in the past tenses, and always followed by its nominative, the word or words said being the object; as, quoth I. quoth he.

Quotha (interj.) Indeed; forsooth.

Quotidian (a.) Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.

Quotidian (n.) Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day.

Quotient (n.) The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three.

Quotient (n.) The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.

Quotiety (n.) The relation of an object to number.

Quotum (n.) Part or proportion; quota.

Quo warranto () A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.

Quran (n.) See Koran.

Rubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Rub

Rubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rub

Rub (v. t.) To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action of something moving back and forth; as, to rub the flesh with the hand; to rub wood with sandpaper.

Rub (v. t.) To move over the surface of (a body) with pressure and friction; to graze; to chafe; as, the boat rubs the ground.

Rub (v. t.) To cause (a body) to move with pressure and friction along a surface; as, to rub the hand over the body.

Rub (v. t.) To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.

Rub (v. t.) To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; -- often with up or over; as, to rub up silver.

Rub (v. t.) To hinder; to cross; to thwart.

Rub (v. i.) To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost.

Rub (v. i.) To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.

Rub (v. i.) To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods, as huntsmen; to rub through the world.

Rub (n.) The act of rubbing; friction.

Rub (n.) That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction hard to overcome; a pinch.

Rub (n.) Inequality of surface, as of the ground in the game of bowls; unevenness.

Rub (n.) Something grating to the feelings; sarcasm; joke; as, a hard rub.

Rub (n.) Imperfection; failing; fault.

Rub (n.) A chance.

Rub (n.) A stone, commonly flat, used to sharpen cutting tools; a whetstone; -- called also rubstone.

Ruba-dub (n.) The sound of a drum when continuously beaten; hence, a clamorous, repeated sound; a clatter.

Rubato (a.) Robbed; borrowed.

Rubbage (n.) Rubbish.

Rubber (n.) One who, or that which, rubs.

Rubber (n.) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning.

Rubber (n.) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file.

Rubber (n.) A whetstone; a rubstone.

Rubber (n.) An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc.

Rubber (n.) The cushion of an electrical machine.

Rubber (n.) One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath.

Rubber (n.) Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub.

Rubber (n.) In some games, as whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist.

Rubber (n.) India rubber; caoutchouc.

Rubber (n.) An overshoe made of India rubber.

Rubbidge (n.) Rubbish.

Rubbing () a. & n. from Rub, v.

Rubbish (n.) Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris.

Rubbish (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.

Rubble (n.) Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls.

Rubble (n.) Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash.

Rubble (n.) A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock.

Rubble (n.) The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc.

Rubblestone (n.) See Rubble, 1 and 2.

Rubblework (n.) Masonry constructed of unsquared stones that are irregular in size and shape.

Rubbly (a.) Relating to, or containing, rubble.

Rubedinous (a.) Reddish.

Rubefacient (a.) Making red.

Rubefacient (n.) An external application which produces redness of the skin.

Rubefaction (n.) The act or process of making red.

Rubelet (n.) A little ruby.

Rubella (n.) An acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; -- called also German measles.

Rubelle (n.) A red color used in enameling.

Rubellite (n.) A variety of tourmaline varying in color from a pale rose to a deep ruby, and containing lithium.

Rubeola (n.) the measles.

Rubeola (n.) Rubella.

Ruberythrinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid extracted from madder root. It is a yellow crystalline substance from which alizarin is obtained.

Rubescence (n.) The quality or state of being rubescent; a reddening; a flush.

Rubescent (a.) Growing or becoming red; tending to redness.

Rubiaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants (Rubiaceae) named after the madder (Rubia tinctoria), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over four thousand species. Among them are the coffee tree, the trees yielding peruvian bark and quinine, the madder, the quaker ladies, and the trees bearing the edible fruits called genipap and Sierre Leone peach, besides many plants noted for the beauty or the fragrance of their blossoms.

Rubiacin (n.) A substance found in madder root, and probably identical with ruberythrinic acid.

Rubian (n.) One of several color-producing glycosides found in madder root.

Rubianic (a.) pertaining to, or derived from, rubian; specifically, designating an acid called also ruberythrinic acid.

Ru bible (n.) A ribble.

Rubican (a.) Colored a prevailing red, bay, or black, with flecks of white or gray especially on the flanks; -- said of horses.

Rubicelle (n.) A variety of ruby of a yellowish red color, from Brazil.

Rubicon (n.) A small river which separated Italy from Cisalpine Gaul, the province alloted to Julius Caesar.

Rubicund (a.) Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.

Rubicundity (n.) The quality or state of being rubicund; ruddiness.

Rubidic (a.) Of or pertaining to rubidium; containing rubidium.

Rubidine (n.) A nitrogenous base homologous with pyridine, obtained from coal tar as an oily liquid, C11H17N; also, any one of the group od metameric compounds of which rubidine is the type.

Rubidium (n.) A rare metallic element. It occurs quite widely, but in small quantities, and always combined. It is isolated as a soft yellowish white metal, analogous to potassium in most of its properties. Symbol Rb. Atomic weight, 85.2.

Rubific (a.) Making red; as, rubific rays.

Rubification (n.) The act of making red.

Rubiform (a.) Having the nature or quality of red; as, the rubiform rays of the sun.

Rubify (v. t.) To redden.

Rubiginose (a.) Alt. of Rubiginous

Rubiginous (a.) Having the appearance or color of iron rust; rusty-looking.

Rubigo (n.) same as Rust, n., 2.

Rubin (n.) A ruby.

Rubious (a.) Red; ruddy.

Rubiretin (n.) One of the red dye products extracted from madder root, and probably identical with ruberythrinic acid.

Ruble (n.) The unit of monetary value in Russia. It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a coin worth about 60 cents.

Rubric (n.) That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was colored red, to distinguish it from other portions.

Rubric (n.) A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc., when printed in red.

Rubric (n.) The title of a statute; -- so called as being anciently written in red letters.

Rubric (n.) The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; -- usually in the plural.

Rubric (n.) Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed.

Rubric (v. t.) To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate.

Rubric (a.) Alt. of Rubrical

Rubrical (a.) Colored in, or marked with, red; placed in rubrics.

Rubrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the rubric or rubrics.

Rubricate (n.) Marked with red.

Rubricate (v. t.) To mark or distinguished with red; to arrange as in a rubric; to establish in a settled and unchangeable form.

Rubrician (n.) Alt. of Rubricist

Rubricist (n.) One skilled in, or tenaciously adhering to, the rubric or rubrics.

Rubricity (n.) Redness.

Rubstone (n.) A stone for scouring or rubbing; a whetstone; a rub.

Rubus (n.) A genus of rosaceous plants, including the raspberry and blackberry.

Rubies (pl. ) of Ruby

Ruby (n.) A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.

Ruby (n.) The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.

Ruby (n.) That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.

Ruby (n.) See Agate, n., 2.

Ruby (n.) Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.

Ruby (a.) Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.

Rubied (imp. & p. p.) of Ruby

Rubying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruby

Ruby (v. t.) To make red; to redden.

Rubytail (n.) A European gold wasp (Chrysis ignita) which has the under side of the abdomen bright red, and the other parts deep bluish green with a metallic luster. The larva is parasitic in the nests of other wasps and of bees.

Ruby-tailed (a.) Having the tail, or lower part of the body, bright red.

Rubythroat (n.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to Trochilus, Calypte, Stellula, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections; esp., the common humming bird of the Eastern United States (Trochilus colubris).

Rubywood (n.) red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.

Rucervine (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rucervus, which includes the swamp deer of India.

Ruche (n.) A plaited, quilled, or goffered strip of lace, net, ribbon, or other material, -- used in place of collars or cuffs, and as a trimming for women's dresses and bonnets.

Ruche (n.) A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.

Ruching (n.) A ruche, or ruches collectively.

Ruck (n.) A roc.

Rucked (imp. & p. p.) of Ruck

Rucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruck

Ruck (v. t. & i.) To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to ruck up a carpet.

Ruck (v. t.) A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.

Ruck (v. i.) To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on eggs.

Ruck (n.) A heap; a rick.

Ruck (n.) The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race.

Ructation (n.) The act of belching wind.

Ruction (n.) An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak.

Rud (n.) Redness; blush.

Rud (n.) Ruddle; red ocher.

Rud (n.) The rudd.

Rud (v. t.) To make red.

Rudd (n.) A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus erythrophthalmus). It is about the size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called also redeye, roud, finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called azurine, or blue roach.

Rudder (n.) A riddle or sieve.

Rudder (n.) The mechanical appliance by means of which a vessel is guided or steered when in motion. It is a broad and flat blade made of wood or iron, with a long shank, and is fastened in an upright position, usually by one edge, to the sternpost of the vessel in such a way that it can be turned from side to side in the water by means of a tiller, wheel, or other attachment.

Rudder (n.) Fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course.

Rudderhead (n.) The upper end of the rudderpost, to which the tiller is attached.

Rudderhole (n.) The hole in the deck through which the rudderpost passes.

Rudderless (a.) Without a rudder.

Rudderpost (n.) The shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments for operating it at the other.

Rudderstock (n.) The main part or blade of the rudder, which is connected by hinges, or the like, with the sternpost of a vessel.

Ruddied (a.) Made ruddy or red.

Ruddily (adv.) In a ruddy manner.

Ruddiness (n.) The quality or state of being ruddy; as, the ruddiness of the cheeks or the sky.

Ruddle (v. t.) To raddle or twist.

Ruddle (n.) A riddle or sieve.

Ruddle (n.) A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher.

Ruddle (v. t.) To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge.

Ruddock (n.) The European robin.

Ruddock (n.) A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also red ruddock, and golden ruddock.

Ruddy (n.) Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame.

Ruddy (n.) Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips.

Ruddy (v. t.) To make ruddy.

Rude (superl.) Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.

Rude (superl.) Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.

Rude (superl.) Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.

Rude (superl.) Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.

Rude (superl.) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.

Rude (superl.) Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in mode of treatment; -- said of literature, language, style, and the like.

Rudenture (n.) Cabling. See Cabling.

Ruderary (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish..

Rudesby (n.) An uncivil, turbulent fellow.

Rudesheimer (n.) A German wine made near Rudesheim, on the Rhine.

Rudiment (n.) That which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an unfinished beginning.

Rudiment (n.) Hence, an element or first principle of any art or science; a beginning of any knowledge; a first step.

Rudiment (n.) An imperfect organ or part, or one which is never developed.

Rudiment (v. t.) To furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments.

Rudimental (a.) Rudimentary.

Rudimentary (a.) Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.

Rudimentary (a.) Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.

Rudish (a.) Somewhat rude.

Rudistes (n. pl.) An extinct order or suborder of bivalve mollusks characteristic of the Cretaceous period; -- called also Rudista. See Illust. under Hippurite.

Rudity (n.) Rudeness; ignorance.

Rudmasday (n.) Either of the feasts of the Holy Cross, occuring on May 3 and September 14, annually.

Rudolphine (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a set of astronomical tables computed by Kepler, and founded on the observations of Tycho Brahe; -- so named from Rudolph II., emperor of Germany.

Rue (n.) A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.

Rue (n.) Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret.

Rued (imp. & p. p.) of Rue

Ruing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rue

Rue (v. t.) To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.

Rue (v. t.) To cause to grieve; to afflict.

Rue (v. t.) To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from.

Rue (v. i.) To have compassion.

Rue (v. i.) To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.

Rue (v. t.) Sorrow; repetance.

Rueful (a.) Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.

Rueful (a.) Expressing sorrow.

Ruell bone () See rewel bone.

Ruelle (n.) A private circle or assembly at a private house; a circle.

Rufescent (a.) Reddish; tinged with red.

Ruff (n.) A game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it.

Ruff (n.) The act of trumping, especially when one has no card of the suit led.

Ruff (v. i. & t.) To trump.

Ruff (n.) A muslin or linen collar plaited, crimped, or fluted, worn formerly by both sexes, now only by women and children.

Ruff (n.) Something formed with plaits or flutings, like the collar of this name.

Ruff (n.) An exhibition of pride or haughtiness.

Ruff (n.) Wanton or tumultuous procedure or conduct.

Ruff (n.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; a ruffle.

Ruff (n.) A collar on a shaft ot other piece to prevent endwise motion. See Illust. of Collar.

Ruff (n.) A set of lengthened or otherwise modified feathers round, or on, the neck of a bird.

Ruff (n.) A limicoline bird of Europe and Asia (Pavoncella, / Philommachus, pugnax) allied to the sandpipers. The males during the breeding season have a large ruff of erectile feathers, variable in their colors, on the neck, and yellowish naked tubercles on the face. They are polygamous, and are noted for their pugnacity in the breeding season. The female is called reeve, or rheeve.

Ruff (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, having a ruff of its neck.

Ruffed (imp. & p. p.) of Ruff

Ruffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruff

Ruff (v. t.) To ruffle; to disorder.

Ruff (v. t.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.

Ruff (v. t.) To hit, as the prey, without fixing it.

Ruff (n.) Alt. of Ruffe

Ruffe (n.) A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris); -- called also pope, blacktail, and stone, / striped, perch.

Ruffed (a.) Furnished with a ruff.

Ruffian (n.) A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour.

Ruffian (n.) A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat.

Ruffian (a.) brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.

Ruffian (v. i.) To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.

Ruffianage (n.) Ruffians, collectively; a body of ruffians.

Ruffianish (a.) Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian; ruffianly.

Ruffianlike (a.) Ruffianly.

Ruffianly (a.) Like a ruffian; bold in crimes; characteristic of a ruffian; violent; brutal.

Ruffianous (a.) Ruffianly.

Ruffin (a.) Disordered.

Ruffled (imp. & p. p.) of Ruffle

Ruffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruffle

Ruffle (v. t.) To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.

Ruffle (v. t.) To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.

Ruffle (v. t.) To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.

Ruffle (v. t.) To erect in a ruff, as feathers.

Ruffle (v. t.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.

Ruffle (v. t.) To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.

Ruffle (v. t.) To throw into disorder or confusion.

Ruffle (v. t.) To throw together in a disorderly manner.

Ruffle (v. i.) To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.

Ruffle (v. i.) To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.

Ruffle (v. i.) To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.

Ruffle (v. t. & i.) That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.

Ruffle (v. t. & i.) A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle.

Ruffle (v. t. & i.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff.

Ruffle (v. t. & i.) The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca.

Ruffleless (a.) Having no ruffle.

Rufflement (n.) The act of ruffling.

Ruffler (n.) One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian.

Ruffler (n.) That which ruffles; specifically, a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles.

Rufigallic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid which is obtained from gallic acid as a brown or red crystalline substance, and is related to rufiopin and anthracene.

Rufiopin (n.) A yellowish red crystalline substance related to anthracene, and obtained from opianic acid.

Rufol (n.) A phenol derivative of anthracene obtained as a white crystalline substance, which on oxidation produces a red dyestuff related to anthraquinone.

Rufous (a.) Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny.

Ruft (n.) Eructation; belching.

Rufterhood (n.) A kind of hood for a hawk.

Rug (a.) A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.

Rug (a.) A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potiere, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.

Rug (a.) A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

Rug (v. t.) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

Rugae (pl. ) of Ruga

Ruga (n.) A wrinkle; a fold; as, the rugae of the stomach.

Rugate (a.) Having alternate ridges and depressions; wrinkled.

Rugged (n.) Full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points, or otherwise uneven; not smooth; rough; as, a rugged mountain; a rugged road.

Rugged (n.) Not neat or regular; uneven.

Rugged (n.) Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.

Rugged (n.) Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; -- said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons.

Rugged (n.) Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude.

Rugged (n.) Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style, and the like.

Rugged (n.) Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc.

Rugged (n.) Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc.

Rugged (n.) Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.

Rugging (n.) A coarse kind of woolen cloth, used for wrapping, blanketing, etc.

Rug-gowned (a.) Wearing a coarse gown or shaggy garment made of rug.

Ruggy (a.) Rugged; rough.

Rug-headed (a.) Having shaggy hair; shock-headed.

Rugin (n.) A nappy cloth.

Rugine (n.) An instrument for scraping the periosteum from bones; a raspatory.

Rugine (v. t.) To scrape or rasp, as a bone; to scale.

Rugosa (n. pl.) An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.

Rugose (a.) Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.

Rugosity (n.) The quality or state of being rugose.

Rugous (a.) Wrinkled; rugose.

Rugulose (a.) Somewhat rugose.

Ruhmkorff's coil () See Induction coil, under Induction.

Ruin (n.) The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.

Ruin (n.) Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.

Ruin (n.) That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.

Ruin (n.) The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.

Ruin (n.) That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.

Ruined (imp. & p. p.) of Ruin

Ruining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruin

Ruin (n.) To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.

Ruin (v. i.) To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.

Ruinable (a.) Capable of being ruined.

Ruinate (v. t.) To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin.

Ruinate (v. t.) To cause to fall; to cast down.

Ruinate (v. i.) To fall; to tumble.

Ruinate (a.) Involved in ruin; ruined.

Ruination (n.) The act of ruining, or the state of being ruined.

Ruiner (n.) One who, or that which, ruins.

Ruiniform (a.) Having the appearance of ruins, or of the ruins of houses; -- said of certain minerals.

Ruinous (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project.

Ruinous (a.) Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.

Ruinous (a.) Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.

Rukh (n.) The roc.

Rukh (n.) A large bird, supposed by some to be the same as the extinct Epiornis of Madagascar.

Rulable (a.) That may be ruled; subject to rule; accordant or conformable to rule.

Rule (a.) That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.

Rule (a.) Uniform or established course of things.

Rule (a.) Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock.

Rule (a.) Ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions.

Rule (a.) Conduct in general; behavior.

Rule (a.) The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

Rule (a.) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

Rule (a.) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.

Rule (a.) A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.

Rule (a.) A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.

Rule (a.) A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly.

Rule (a.) A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Rule (a.) A composing rule. See under Conposing.

Ruled (imp. & p. p.) of Rule

Ruling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rule

Rule (n.) To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.

Rule (n.) To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.

Rule (n.) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

Rule (n.) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

Rule (n.) To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

Rule (v. i.) To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over.

Rule (v. i.) To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.

Rule (v. i.) To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.

Ruleless (a.) Destitute of rule; lawless.

Rule-monger (n.) A stickler for rules; a slave of rules

Ruler (n.) One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.

Ruler (n.) A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a).

Ruling (a.) Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.

Ruling (a.) Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen.

Ruling (n.) The act of one who rules; ruled lines.

Ruling (n.) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.

Rulingly (adv.) In a ruling manner; so as to rule.

Rullichies (n. pl.) Chopped meat stuffed into small bags of tripe. They are cut in slices and fried.

Ruly (a.) Orderly; easily restrained; -- opposed to unruly.

Rum (n.) A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.

Rum (a.) Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.

Rum (n.) A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.

Rumble (v. i.) To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.

Rumble (v. i.) To murmur; to ripple.

Rumble (n.) A noisy report; rumor.

Rumble (n.) A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train.

Rumble (n.) A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.

Rumble (n.) A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.

Rumble (v. t.) To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.

Rumbler (n.) One who, or that which, rumbles.

Rumbling () a. & n. from Rumble, v. i.

Rumblingly (adv.) In a rumbling manner.

Rumbo (n.) Grog.

Rumbowline (n.) Same as Rombowline.

Rumen (n.) The first stomach of ruminants; the paunch; the fardingbag. See Illust. below.

Rumen (n.) The cud of a ruminant.

Rumicin (n.) A yellow crystalline substance found in the root of yellow dock (Rumex crispus) and identical with chrysophanic acid.

Ruminal (a.) Ruminant; ruminating.

Ruminant (a.) Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.

Ruminant (n.) A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.

Ruminantia (n. pl.) A division of Artiodactyla having four stomachs. This division includes the camels, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, neat cattle, and allies.

Ruminantly (adv.) In a ruminant manner; by ruminating, or chewing the cud.

Ruminated (imp. & p. p.) of Ruminate

Ruminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruminate

Ruminate (v. i.) To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.

Ruminate (v. i.) To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.

Ruminate (v. t.) To chew over again.

Ruminate (v. t.) To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.

Ruminate (a.) Alt. of Ruminated

Ruminated (a.) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.

Rumination (n.) The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.

Rumination (n.) The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection.

Rumination (n.) The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.

Ruminative (a.) Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation.

Ruminator (n.) One who ruminates or muses; a meditator.

Rumkin (n.) A popular or jocular name for a drinking vessel.

Rummage (n.) A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a ship; also, the act of stowing cargo; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage; -- formerly written romage.

Rummage (n.) A searching carefully by looking into every corner, and by turning things over.

Rummaged (imp. & p. p.) of Rummage

Rummaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rummage

Rummage (v. t.) To make room in, as a ship, for the cargo; to move about, as packages, ballast, so as to permit close stowage; to stow closely; to pack; -- formerly written roomage, and romage.

Rummage (v. t.) To search or examine thoroughly by looking into every corner, and turning over or removing goods or other things; to examine, as a book, carefully, turning over leaf after leaf.

Rummage (v. i.) To search a place narrowly.

Rummager (n.) One who rummages.

Rummager (n.) A person on shipboard whose business was to take charge of stowing the cargo; -- formerly written roomager, and romager.

Rummer (n.) A large and tall glass, or drinking cup.

Rummy (a.) Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.

Rummies (pl. ) of Rummy

Rummy (n.) One who drinks rum; an habitually intemperate person.

Rummy (a.) Strange; odd.

Rumney (n.) A sort of Spanish wine.

Rumor (n.) A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety.

Rumor (n.) A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; -- in this sense often personified.

Rumor (n.) A prolonged, indistinct noise.

Rumored (imp. & p. p.) of Rumor

Rumoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rumor

Rumor (v. t.) To report by rumor; to tell.

Rumorer (n.) A teller of news; especially, one who spreads false reports.

Rumorous (a.) Of or pertaining to a rumor; of the nature of rumors.

Rumorous (a.) Famous; notorious.

Rumorous (a.) Murmuring.

Rump (n.) The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.

Rump (n.) Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.

Rump (n.) The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.

Rumper (n.) A member or a supporter of the Rump Parliament.

Rump-fed (a.) A Shakespearean word of uncertain meaning. Perhaps "fattened in the rump, pampered."

Rumpled (imp. & p. p.) of Rumple

Rumpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rumple

Rumple (v. t. & i.) To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.

Rumple (n.) A fold or plait; a wrinkle.

Rumpled (a.) Wrinkled; crumpled.

Rumpless (a.) Destitute of a rump.

Rumply (a.) Rumpled.

Rumpus (n.) A disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel.

Rumseller (n.) One who sells rum; one who deals in intoxicating liquors; especially, one who sells spirituous beverages at retail.

Ran (imp.) of Run

Run () of Run

Run (p. p.) of Run

Running (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Run

Run (a.) To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog.

Run (a.) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.

Run (a.) To flee, as from fear or danger.

Run (a.) To steal off; to depart secretly.

Run (a.) To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.

Run (a.) To pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; -- often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.

Run (a.) To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.

Run (a.) To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another.

Run (a.) To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on.

Run (a.) To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on.

Run (a.) To creep, as serpents.

Run (a.) To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring; her blood ran cold.

Run (a.) To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.

Run (a.) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.

Run (a.) To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.

Run (a.) To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago.

Run (a.) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.

Run (a.) To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.

Run (a.) To make progress; to proceed; to pass.

Run (a.) To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week.

Run (a.) To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.

Run (a.) To be in form thus, as a combination of words.

Run (a.) To be popularly known; to be generally received.

Run (a.) To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.

Run (a.) To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.

Run (a.) To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.

Run (a.) To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land.

Run (a.) To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.

Run (a.) To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.

Run (a.) To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.

Run (a.) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels.

Run (a.) Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body.

Run (a.) To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.

Run (v. t.) To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.

Run (v. i.) To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.

Run (v. i.) To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.

Run (v. i.) To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.

Run (v. i.) To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.

Run (v. i.) To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line.

Run (v. i.) To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.

Run (v. i.) To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.

Run (v. i.) To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.

Run (v. i.) To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances, below.

Run (v. i.) To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.

Run (v. i.) To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.

Run (v. i.) To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.

Run (v. i.) To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.

Run (v. i.) To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.

Run (v. i.) To sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time.

Run (v. i.) To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.

Run (n.) The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.

Run (n.) A small stream; a brook; a creek.

Run (n.) That which runs or flows in the course of a certain operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.

Run (n.) A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.

Run (n.) State of being current; currency; popularity.

Run (n.) Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.

Run (n.) A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.

Run (n.) A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run.

Run (n.) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter.

Run (n.) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.

Run (n.) A voyage; as, a run to China.

Run (n.) A pleasure excursion; a trip.

Run (n.) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes.

Run (n.) A roulade, or series of running tones.

Run (n.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed.

Run (n.) The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; -- said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.

Run (n.) In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went out with two hundred runs.

Run (n.) A pair or set of millstones.

Run (a.) Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.

Run (a.) Smuggled; as, run goods.

Runagate (n.) A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See Renegade.

Runaway (n.) One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive.

Runaway (n.) The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday.

Runaway (a.) Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.

Runaway (a.) Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage.

Runaway (a.) Won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory.

Runaway (a.) Very successful; accomplishing success quickly; as, a runaway bestseller.

Runcation (n.) A weeding.

Runch (n.) The wild radish.

Runcinate (a.) Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion.

Rundel (n.) A moat with water in it; also, a small stream; a runlet.

Rundel (n.) A circle.

Rundle (n.) A round; a step of a ladder; a rung.

Rundle (n.) A ball.

Rundle (n.) Something which rotates about an axis, as a wheel, or the drum of a capstan.

Rundle (n.) One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.

Rundlet (n.) A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons, but it usually holds about 14/ gallons.

Rune (n.) A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of the ancient Norsemen, or Scandinavians; in a wider sense, applied to the letters of the ancient nations of Northern Europe in general.

Rune (n.) Old Norse poetry expressed in runes.

Runer (n.) A bard, or learned man, among the ancient Goths.

Rung () imp. & p. p. of Ring.

Rung (n.) A floor timber in a ship.

Rung (n.) One of the rounds of a ladder.

Rung (n.) One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.

Rung (n.) One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel; also, one of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.

Runghead (n.) The upper end of a floor timber in a ship.

Runic (a.) Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme.

Runlet (n.) A little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook.

Runlet (n.) Same as Rundlet.

Runnel (n.) A rivulet or small brook.

Runner (n.) One who, or that which, runs; a racer.

Runner (n.) A detective.

Runner (n.) A messenger.

Runner (n.) A smuggler.

Runner (n.) One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.

Runner (n.) A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.

Runner (n.) The rotating stone of a set of millstones.

Runner (n.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.

Runner (n.) One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.

Runner (n.) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel.

Runner (n.) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.

Runner (n.) The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.

Runner (n.) A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.

Runner (n.) Any cursorial bird.

Runner (n.) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.

Runner (n.) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.

Runnet (n.) See Rennet.

Running (a.) Moving or advancing by running.

Running (a.) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.

Running (a.) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.

Running (a.) Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.

Running (a.) Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.

Running (a.) Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.

Running (a.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.

Running (a.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore.

Running (n.) The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.

Running (n.) That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.

Running (n.) The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.

Runningly (adv.) In a running manner.

Runnion (n.) See Ronion.

Runology (n.) The science of runes.

Runround (n.) A felon or whitlow.

Runt (a.) Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to domestic animals.

Runt (a.) A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.

Runt (a.) A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously.

Runt (a.) The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant.

Runty (a.) Like a runt; diminutive; mean.

Runway (n.) The channel of a stream.

Runway (n.) The beaten path made by deer or other animals in passing to and from their feeding grounds.

Rupee (n.) A silver coin, and money of account, in the East Indies.

Rupellary (n.) Rocky.

Rupert's drop () A kind of glass drop with a long tail, made by dropping melted glass into water. It is remarkable for bursting into fragments when the surface is scratched or the tail broken; -- so called from Prince Rupert, nephew of Charles I., by whom they were first brought to England. Called also Rupert's ball, and glass tear.

Rupia (n.) An eruption upon the skin, consisting of vesicles with inflamed base and filled with serous, purulent, or bloody fluid, which dries up, forming a blackish crust.

Rupial (a.) Of or pertaining to rupia.

Rupicola (n.) A genus of beautiful South American passerine birds, including the cock of the rock.

Rupicoline (a.) Rock-inhabiting.

Ruption (n.) A breaking or bursting open; breach; rupture.

Ruptuary (n.) One not of noble blood; a plebeian; a roturier.

Rupture (n.) The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.

Rupture (n.) Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.

Rupture (n.) Hernia. See Hernia.

Rupture (n.) A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.

Ruptured (imp. & p. p.) of Rupture

Rupturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rupture

Rupture (v. t.) To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.

Rupture (v. t.) To produce a hernia in.

Rupture (v. i.) To suffer a breach or disruption.

Ruptured (a.) Having a rupture, or hernia.

Rupturewort (n.) Same as Burstwort.

Rupturewort (n.) A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.

Rural (a.) Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect.

Rural (a.) Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy.

Rurales (n. pl.) The gossamer-winged butterflies; a family of small butterflies, including the hairstreaks, violets, and theclas.

Ruralism (n.) The quality or state of being rural; ruralness.

Ruralism (n.) A rural idiom or expression.

Ruralist (n.) One who leads a rural life.

ties (pl. ) of Rurality

Rurality (n.) The quality or state of being rural.

Rurality (n.) A rural place.

Ruralized (imp. & p. p.) of Ruralize

Ruralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruralize

Ruralize (v. t.) To render rural; to give a rural appearance to.

Ruralize (v. i.) To become rural; to go into the country; to rusticate.

Rurally (adv.) In a rural manner; as in the country.

Ruralness (n.) The quality or state of being rural.

Ruricolist (n.) An inhabitant of the country.

Ruridecanal (a.) Of or pertaining to a rural dean; as, a ruridecanal district; the ruridecanal intellect.

Rurigenous (a.) Born in the country.

Ruse (n.) An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit.

Rush (n.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.

Rush (n.) The merest trifle; a straw.

Rushed (imp. & p. p.) of Rush

Rushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rush

Rush (v. i.) To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.

Rush (v. i.) To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.

Rush (v. t.) To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.

Rush (v. t.) To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.

Rush (n.) A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.

Rush (n.) Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.

Rush (n.) A perfect recitation.

Rush (n.) A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.

Rush (n.) The act of running with the ball.

Rush-bearing (n.) A kind of rural festival at the dedication of a church, when the parishioners brought rushes to strew the church.

Rushbuckler (n.) A bullying and violent person; a braggart; a swashbuckler.

Rushed (a.) Abounding or covered with rushes.

Rusher (n.) One who rushes.

Rusher (n.) One who strewed rushes on the floor at dances.

Rushiness (n.) The quality or state of abounding with rushes.

Rushingly (adv.) In a rushing manner.

Rushlight (n.) A rush candle, or its light; hence, a small, feeble light.

Rushlike (a.) Resembling a rush; weak.

Rushy (a.) Abounding with rushes.

Rushy (a.) Made of rushes.

Rusine (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rusa, which includes the sambur deer (Rusa Aristotelis) of India.

Rusk (n.) A kind of light, soft bread made with yeast and eggs, often toasted or crisped in an oven; or, a kind of sweetened biscuit.

Rusk (n.) A kind of light, hard cake or bread, as for stores.

Rusk (n.) Bread or cake which has been made brown and crisp, and afterwards grated, or pulverized in a mortar.

Rusma (n.) A depilatory made of orpiment and quicklime, and used by the Turks. See Rhusma.

Russ (n. sing. & pl.) A Russian, or the Russians.

Russ (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the Russians.

Russ (a.) Of or pertaining to the Russians.

Russet (a.) Of a reddish brown color, or (by some called) a red gray; of the color composed of blue, red, and yellow in equal strength, but unequal proportions, namely, two parts of red to one each of blue and yellow; also, of a yellowish brown color.

Russet (a.) Coarse; homespun; rustic.

Russet (n.) A russet color; a pigment of a russet color.

Russet (n.) Cloth or clothing of a russet color.

Russet (n.) A country dress; -- so called because often of a russet color.

Russet (n.) An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English russet, and the Roxbury russet.

Russeting (n.) See Russet, n., 2 and 4.

Russety (a.) Of a russet color; russet.

Russia (n.) A country of Europe and Asia.

Russian (a.) Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language.

Russian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Russia; the language of Russia.

Russianize (v. t.) To make Russian, or more or less like the Russians; as, to Russianize the Poles.

Russification (n.) The act or process of Russifying, or the state of being Russified.

Russify (v. t.) To Russianize; as, to Russify conquered tribes.

Russophile (n.) Alt. of Russophilist

Russophilist (n.) One who, not being a Russian, favors Russian policy and aggrandizement.

Russophobe () Alt. of Russophobist

Russophobist () One who dreads Russia or Russian influence.

Russophobia (n.) Morbid dread of Russia or of Russian influence.

Rust (n.) The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide or hydroxide; hence, by extension, any metallic film of corrosion.

Rust (n.) A minute mold or fungus forming reddish or rusty spots on the leaves and stems of cereal and other grasses (Trichobasis Rubigo-vera), now usually believed to be a form or condition of the corn mildew (Puccinia graminis). As rust, it has solitary reddish spores; as corn mildew, the spores are double and blackish.

Rust (n.) That which resembles rust in appearance or effects.

Rust (n.) A composition used in making a rust joint. See Rust joint, below.

Rust (n.) Foul matter arising from degeneration; as, rust on salted meat.

Rust (n.) Corrosive or injurious accretion or influence.

Rusted (imp. & p. p.) of Rust

Rusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rust

Rust (v. i.) To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.

Rust (v. i.) To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants.

Rust (v. i.) To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.

Rust (v. t.) To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.

Rust (v. t.) To impair by time and inactivity.

Rustful (a.) Full of rust; resembling rust; causing rust; rusty.

Rustic (a.) Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity.

Rustic (a.) Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners.

Rustic (a.) Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress.

Rustic (a.) Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected.

Rustic (n.) An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown.

Rustic (n.) A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person.

Rustical (a.) Rustic.

Rusticated (imp. & p. p.) of Rusticate

Rusticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rusticate

Rusticate (v. i.) To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize.

Rusticate (v. t.) To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily; to impose rustication on.

Rusticated (a.) Resembling rustic work. See Rustic work (a), under Rustic.

Rustication (n.) The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; specifically, the punishment of a student for some offense, by compelling him to leave the institution for a time.

Rustication (n.) Rustic work.

Rusticity (n.) The quality or state of being rustic; rustic manners; rudeness; simplicity; artlessness.

Rusticly (adv.) In a rustic manner; rustically.

Rustily (adv.) In a rusty state.

Rustiness (n.) The quality or state of being rusty.

Rustled (imp. & p. p.) of Rustle

Rustling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rustle

Rustle (v. i.) To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves.

Rustle (v. i.) To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about.

Rustle (v. t.) To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves.

Rustle (n.) A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling.

Rustler (n.) One who, or that which, rustles.

Rustler (n.) A bovine animal that can care for itself in any circumstances; also, an alert, energetic, driving person.

Rustless (a.) Free from rust.

Rusty (superl.) Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat.

Rusty (superl.) Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.

Rusty (superl.) Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.

Rusty (superl.) Surly; morose; crusty; sullen.

Rusty (superl.) Rust-colored; dark.

Rusty (superl.) Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.

Rusty (superl.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.

Rut (n.) Sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists.

Rut (n.) Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote.

Rutted (imp. & p. p.) of Rut

Rutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rut

Rut (v. i.) To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.

Rut (v. t.) To cover in copulation.

Rut (n.) A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.

Rut (v. t.) To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road.

Ruta-baga (n.) A kind of turnip commonly with a large and long or ovoid yellowish root; a Swedish turnip. See Turnip.

Rutaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of a natural order (Rutaceae) of which the rue is the type, and which includes also the orange, lemon, dittany, and buchu.

Rutate (n.) A salt of rutic acid.

Ruth (v.) Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness.

Ruth (v.) That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a pitiful sight.

Ruthenic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with ruthenious compounds.

Ruthenious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with ruthenic compounds.

Ruthenium (n.) A rare element of the light platinum group, found associated with platinum ores, and isolated as a hard, brittle steel-gray metal which is very infusible. Symbol Ru. Atomic weight 103.5. Specific gravity 12.26. See Platinum metals, under Platinum.

Ruthful (a.) Full of ruth

Ruthful (a.) Pitiful; tender.

Ruthful (a.) Full of sorrow; woeful.

Ruthful (a.) Causing sorrow.

Ruthless (a.) Having no ruth; cruel; pitiless.

Rutic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, rue (Ruta); as, rutic acid, now commonly called capric acid.

Rutilant (a.) Having a reddish glow; shining.

Rutilate (v. i.) To shine; to emit rays of light.

Rutile (n.) A mineral usually of a reddish brown color, and brilliant metallic adamantine luster, occurring in tetragonal crystals. In composition it is titanium dioxide, like octahedrite and brookite.

Rutilian (n.) Any species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to Rutila and allied genera, as the spotted grapevine beetle (Pelidnota punctata).

Rutin (n.) A glucoside resembling, but distinct from, quercitrin. Rutin is found in the leaves of the rue (Ruta graveolens) and other plants, and obtained as a bitter yellow crystalline substance which yields quercitin on decomposition.

Rutinose. () A disaccharide present in glycosides.

Rutter (n.) A horseman or trooper.

Rutter (n.) That which ruts.

Rutterkin (n.) An old crafty fox or beguiler -- a word of contempt.

Ruttier (n.) A chart of a course, esp. at sea.

Ruttish (a.) Inclined to rut; lustful; libidinous; salacious.

Ruttle (n.) A rattling sound in the throat arising from difficulty of breathing; a rattle.

Rutty (a.) Ruttish; lustful.

Rutty (a.) Full of ruts; as, a rutty road.

Rutty (a.) Rooty.

Rutylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H18, of the acetylene series. It is produced artificially.

Suability (n.) Liability to be sued; the state of being subjected by law to civil process.

Suable (a.) Capable of being sued; subject by law to be called to answer in court.

Suade (v. t.) To persuade.

Suadible (a.) Suasible.

Suage (v. t.) To assuage.

Suant (a.) Spread equally over the surface; uniform; even.

Suasible (a.) Capable of being persuaded; easily persuaded.

Suasion (n.) The act of persuading; persuasion; as, moral suasion.

Suasive (a.) Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory.

Suasory (a.) Tending to persuade; suasive.

Suave (a.) Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.

Suavified (imp. & p. p.) of Suavify

Suavifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suavify

Suavify (v. t.) To make affable or suave.

Suaviloquent (a.) Sweetly speaking; using agreeable speech.

Suaviloquy (n.) Sweetness of speech.

Suavity (n.) Sweetness to the taste.

Suavity (n.) The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of manners; suavity of language, conversation, or address.

Sub- () A prefix signifying under, below, beneath, and hence often, in an inferior position or degree, in an imperfect or partial state, as in subscribe, substruct, subserve, subject, subordinate, subacid, subastringent, subgranular, suborn. Sub- in Latin compounds often becomes sum- before m, sur before r, and regularly becomes suc-, suf-, sug-, and sup- before c, f, g, and p respectively. Before c, p, and t it sometimes takes form sus- (by the dropping of b from a collateral form, subs-).

Sub- () A prefix denoting that the ingredient (of a compound) signified by the term to which it is prefixed,is present in only a small proportion, or less than the normal amount; as, subsulphide, suboxide, etc. Prefixed to the name of a salt it is equivalent to basic; as, subacetate or basic acetate.

Sub (n.) A subordinate; a subaltern.

Subacid (a.) Moderately acid or sour; as, some plants have subacid juices.

Subacid (n.) A substance moderately acid.

Subacrid (a.) Moderalely acrid or harsh.

Subacromial (a.) Situated beneath the acromial process of the scapula.

Subact (v. t.) To reduce; to subdue.

Subaction (n.) The act of reducing to any state, as of mixing two bodies combletely.

Subacute (a.) Moderalely acute.

Subaduncate (a.) Somewhat hooked or curved.

Subadvocate (n.) An under or subordinate advocate.

Subaerial (a.) Beneath the sky; in the open air; specifically (Geol.), taking place on the earth's surface, as opposed to subaqueous.

Subagency (n.) A subordinate agency.

Subagent (n.) A person employed by an agent to transact the whole, or a part, of the business intrusted to the latter.

Subagitation (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse.

Subash (n.) A province; a government, as of a viceroy; also, a subahdar.

Subashdar (n.) A viceroy; a governor of a subah; also, a native captain in the British native army.

Subashdary (n.) Alt. of Subashship

Subashship (n.) The office or jurisdiction of a subahdar.

Subaid (v. t.) To aid secretly; to assist in a private manner, or indirectly.

Subalmoner (n.) An under almoner.

Subalpine (a.) Inhabiting the somewhat high slopes and summits of mountains, but considerably below the snow line.

Subaltern (a.) Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically (Mil.), ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer.

Subaltern (a.) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.

Subaltern (n.) A person holding a subordinate position; specifically, a commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.

Subaltern (n.) A subaltern proposition.

Subalternant (n.) A universal proposition. See Subaltern, 2.

Subalternate (a.) Succeeding by turns; successive.

Subalternate (a.) Subordinate; subaltern; inferior.

Subalternate (n.) A particular proposition, as opposed to a universal one. See Subaltern, 2.

Subalternating (a.) Subalternate; successive.

Subalternation (n.) The state of being subalternate; succession of turns; subordination.

Subangular (a.) Slightly angular.

Subapennine (a.) Under, or at the foot of, the Apennine mountains; -- applied, in geology, to a series of Tertiary strata of the older Pliocene period.

Subapical (a.) Being under the apex; of or pertaining to the part just below the apex.

Subaquaneous (a.) Subaqueous.

Subaquatic (a.) Alt. of Subaqueous

Subaqueous (a.) Being under water, or beneath the surface of water; adapted for use under water; submarine; as, a subaqueous helmet.

Subaqueous (a.) Formed in or under water; as, subaqueous deposits.

Subarachnoid (a.) Alt. of Subarachnoidal

Subarachnoidal (a.) Situated under the arachnoid membrane.

Subarctic (a.) Approximately arctic; belonging to a region just without the arctic circle.

Subarcuate (a.) Alt. of Subarcuated

Subarcuated (a.) Having a figure resembling that of a bow; somewhat curved or arched.

Subarration (n.) The ancient custom of betrothing by the bestowal, on the part of the man, of marriage gifts or tokens, as money, rings, or other presents, upon the woman.

Subarytenoid (a.) Situated under the arytenoid cartilage of the larynx.

Subastral (a.) Beneath the stars or heavens; terrestrial.

Subastringent (a.) Somewhat astringent.

Subatom (n.) A hypothetical component of a chemical atom, on the theory that the elements themselves are complex substances; -- called also atomicule.

Subaud (v. t.) To understand or supply in an ellipsis.

Subaudition (n.) The act of understanding, or supplying, something not expressed; also, that which is so understood or supplied.

Subaxillary (a.) Situated under the axilla, or armpit.

Subaxillary (a.) Placed under the axil, or angle formed by the branch of a plant with the stem, or a leaf with the branch.

Subbasal (a.) Near the base.

Sub-base (n.) The lowest member of a base when divided horizontally, or of a baseboard, pedestal, or the like.

Sub-bass (n.) The deepest pedal stop, or the lowest tones of an organ; the fundamental or ground bass.

Subbeadle (n.) An under beadle.

Subbrachial (a.) Of or pertaining to the subbrachians.

Subbrachiales (n. pl.) A division of soft-finned fishes in which the ventral fins are situated beneath the pectorial fins, or nearly so.

Subbrachian (n.) One of the Subbrachiales.

Subbreed (n.) A race or strain differing in certain characters from the parent breed; an incipient breed.

Subbronchial (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the bronchi; as, the subbronchial air sacs of birds.

Subcaliber (a.) Smaller than the caliber of a firearm.

Subcarboniferous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest division of the Carboniferous formations underlying the proper coal measures. It was a marine formation characterized in general by beds of limestone.

Subcarboniferous (n.) The Subcarboniferous period or formation.

Subcarbureted (a.) United with, or containing, carbon in less than the normal proportion.

Subcartilaginous (a.) Situated under or beneath a cartilage or cartilages.

Subcartilaginous (a.) Partially cartilaginous.

Subcaudal (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the tail; as, the subcaudal, or chevron, bones.

Subcelestial (a.) Being beneath the heavens; as, subcelestial glories.

Subcentral (a.) Under the center.

Subcentral (a.) Nearly central; not quite central.

Subchanter (n.) An underchanter; a precentor's deputy in a cathedral; a succentor.

Subcircular (a.) Nearly circular.

Subclass (n.) One of the natural groups, more important than an order, into which some classes are divided; as, the angiospermous subclass of exogens.

Subclavian (a.) Situated under the clavicle, or collar bone; as, the subclavian arteries.

Subcolumnar (a.) Having an imperfect or interrupted columnar structure.

Subcommittee (n.) An under committee; a part or division of a committee.

Subcompressed (a.) Not fully compressed; partially or somewhat compressed.

Subconcave (a.) Slightly concave.

Subconformable (a.) Partially conformable.

Subconical (a.) Slightly conical.

Subconjunctival (a.) Situated under the conjunctiva.

Subconscious (a.) Occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul.

Subconscious (a.) Partially conscious; feebly conscious.

Subconstellation (n.) A subordinate constellation.

Subcontract (n.) A contract under, or subordinate to, a previous contract.

Subcontracted (a.) Contracted after a former contract.

Subcontracted (a.) Betrothed for the second time.

Subcontractor (n.) One who takes a portion of a contract, as for work, from the principal contractor.

Subcontrary (a.) Contrary in an inferior degree.

Subcontrary (a.) Having, or being in, a contrary order; -- said of a section of an oblique cone having a circular base made by a plane not parallel to the base, but so inclined to the axis that the section is a circle; applied also to two similar triangles when so placed as to have a common angle at the vertex, the opposite sides not being parallel.

Subcontrary (a.) Denoting the relation of opposition between the particular affirmative and particular negative. Of these both may be true and only one can be false.

Subcontraries (pl. ) of Subcontrary

Subcontrary (n.) A subcontrary proposition; a proposition inferior or contrary in a lower degree.

Subcoracoid (a.) Situated under the coracoid process of the scapula; as, the subcoracoid dislocation of the humerus.

Subcordate (a.) Somewhat cordate; somewhat like a heart in shape.

Subcorneous (a.) Situated under a horny part or layer.

Subcorneous (a.) Partially horny.

Subcostal (a.) Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal muscles.

Subcostal (n.) A subcostal muscle.

Subcostal (n.) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal. See Nervure.

Subcranial (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the cranium; facial.

Subcrustaceous (a.) Occurring beneath a crust or scab; as, a subcrustaceous cicatrization.

Subcrystalline (a.) Imperfectly crystallized.

Subcultrate (a.) Alt. of Subcultrated

Subcultrated (a.) Having a form resembling that of a colter, or straight on one side and curved on the other.

Subcutaneous (a.) Situated under the skin; hypodermic.

Subcuticular (a.) Situated under the cuticle, or scarfskin.

Subcylindrical (a.) Alt. of Subcylindric

Subcylindric (a.) Imperfectly cylindrical; approximately cylindrical.

Subdeacon (n.) One belonging to an order in the Roman Catholic Church, next interior to the order of deacons; also, a member of a minor order in the Greek Church.

Subdeaconry (n.) Alt. of Subdeaconship

Subdeaconship (n.) The order or office of subdeacon.

Subdean (n.) An under dean; the deputy or substitute of a dean.

Subdeanery (n.) Office or rank of subdean.

Subdecanal (a.) Of or pertaining to a subdean or subdeanery.

Subdecuple (a.) Containing one part of ten.

Subdelegate (n.) A subordinate delegate, or one with inferior powers.

Subdelegate (v. t.) To appoint to act as subdelegate, or as a subordinate; to depete.

Subdented (a.) Indented beneath.

Subdepartment (n.) A subordinate department; a bureau. See the Note under Bureau.

Subdeposit (n.) That which is deposited beneath something else.

Subderisorious (a.) Ridiculing with moderation.

Subderivative (n.) A word derived from a derivative, and not directly from the root; as, "friendliness" is a subderivative, being derived from "friendly", which is in turn a derivative from "friend."

Subdiaconate (a.) Of or pertaining to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon.

Subdiaconate (n.) The office or rank of a subdeacon.

Subdial (a.) Of or pertaining to the open air; being under the open sky.

Subdialect (n.) A subordinate dialect.

Subdichotomy (n.) A subordinate, or inferior, division into parts; a subdivision.

Subdilated (a.) Partially dilated.

Subdititious (a.) Put secretly in the place of something else; foisted in.

Subdiversify (v. t.) To diversify aggain what is already diversified.

Subdivided (imp. & p. p.) of Subdivide

Subdividing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subdivide

Subdivide (v. t.) To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already been divided.

Subdivide (v. i.) To be, or to become, subdivided.

Subdivine (a.) Partaking of divinity; divine in a partial or lower degree.

Subdivisible (a.) Susceptible of subdivision.

Subdivision (n.) The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts.

Subdivision (n.) A part of a thing made by subdividing.

Subdolous (a.) Sly; crafty; cunning; artful.

Subdominant (n.) The fourth tone above, or fifth below, the tonic; -- so called as being under the dominant.

Subduable (a.) Able to be subdued.

Subdual (n.) Act of subduing.

Subduce (v. t.) Alt. of Subduct

Subduct (v. t.) To withdraw; to take away.

Subduct (v. t.) To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.

Subduction (n.) The act of subducting or taking away.

Subduction (n.) Arithmetical subtraction.

Subdued (imp. & p. p.) of Subdue

Subduing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subdue

Subdue (v. t.) To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.

Subdue (v. t.) To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.

Subdue (v. t.) To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.

Subdue (v. t.) To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions.

Subdue (v. t.) To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.

Subdue (v. t.) To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.

Subdue (v. t.) To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.

Subdue (v. t.) To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.

Subdued (a.) Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.

Subdued (a.) Not glaring in color; soft in tone.

Subduement (n.) Subdual.

Subduer (n.) One who, or that which, subdues; a conqueror.

Subdulcid (a.) Somewhat sweet; sweetish.

Subduple (a.) Indicating one part of two; in the ratio of one to two.

Subduplicate (a.) Expressed by the square root; -- said of ratios.

Subdural (a.) Situated under the dura mater, or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane.

Subeditor (n.) An assistant editor, as of a periodical or journal.

Subelongate (a.) Not fully elongated; somewhat elongated.

Subendocardial (a.) Situated under the endocardium.

Subendymal (a.) Situated under the endyma.

Subepidermal (a.) Situated immediately below the epidermis.

Subepiglottic (a.) Situated under the epiglottis.

Subepithelial (a.) Situated under the epithelium.

Subequal (a.) Nearly equal.

Suberate (n.) A salt of suberic acid.

Subereous (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; of the nature of cork; suberose.

Suberic (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; specifically, designating an acid, C6H12.(CO2H)2, homologous with oxalic acid, and obtained from cork and certain fatty oils, as a white crystalline substance.

Suberin (n.) A material found in the cell walls of cork. It is a modification of lignin.

Suberite (n.) Any sponge of the genus Suberites and allied genera. These sponges have a fine and compact texture, and contain minute siliceous spicules.

Suberone (n.) The hypothetical ketone of suberic acid.

Suberone (n.) A colorless liquid, analogous suberone proper, having a pleasant peppermint odor. It is obtained by the distillation of calcium suberate.

Suberose (a.) Alt. of Suberous

Suberous (a.) Having a corky texture.

Subesophageal (a.) Situated beneath the esophagus.

Subfamily (n.) One of the subdivisions, of more importance than genus, into which certain families are divided.

Subfibrous (a.) Somewhat fibrous.

Subfuscous (a.) Duskish; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.

Subfusk (a.) Subfuscous.

Subgelatinous (a.) Imperfectly or partially gelatinous.

Subgeneric (a.) Of or pertaining to a subgenus.

Subgenera (pl. ) of Subgenus

Subgenus (n.) A subdivision of a genus, comprising one or more species which differ from other species of the genus in some important character or characters; as, the azaleas now constitute a subgenus of Rhododendron.

Subglacial (a.) Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams.

Subglobose (a.) Not quite globose.

Subglobular (a.) Nearly globular.

Subglossal (a.) Situated under the tongue; sublingual.

Subglottic (a.) Situated below the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx below the true vocal cords.

Subglumaceous (a.) Somewhat glumaceous.

Subgovernor (n.) A subordinate or assistant governor.

Subgranular (a.) Somewhat granular.

Subgroup (n.) A subdivision of a group, as of animals.

Subhastation (n.) A public sale or auction.

Subhepatic (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the liver; -- applied to the interlobular branches of the portal vein.

Subhornblendic (a.) Containing hornblende in a scattered state; of or relating to rocks containing disseminated hornblende.

Subhumerate (v. t.) To place the shoulders under; to bear.

Subhyaloid (a.) Situated under the hyaliod membrane.

Subhyoidean (a.) Situated or performed beneath the hyoid bone; as, subhyoidean laryngotomy.

Subimago (n.) A stage in the development of certain insects, such as the May flies, intermediate between the pupa and imago. In this stage, the insect is able to fly, but subsequently sheds a skin before becoming mature. Called also pseudimago.

Subincusation (n.) A slight charge or accusation.

Subindices (pl. ) of Subindex

Subindex (n.) A number or mark placed opposite the lower part of a letter or symbol to distinguish the symbol; thus, a0, b1, c2, xn, have 0, 1, 2, and n as subindices.

Subindicate (v. t.) To indicate by signs or hints; to indicate imperfectly.

Subindication (n.) The act of indicating by signs; a slight indication.

Subindividual (n.) A division of that which is individual.

Subinduce (v. t.) To insinuate; to offer indirectly.

Subibfer (v. t. & i.) To infer from an inference already made.

Subinfeudation (n.) The granting of lands by inferior lords to their dependents, to be held by themselves by feudal tenure.

Subinfeudation (n.) Subordinate tenancy; undertenancy.

Subingression (n.) Secret entrance.

Subintestinal (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the intestine.

Subinvolution (n.) Partial or incomplete involution; as, subinvolution of the uterus.

Subitaneous (a.) Sudden; hasty.

Subitany (a.) Subitaneous; sudden; hasty.

Subito (adv.) In haste; quickly; rapidly.

Subjacent (a.) Lying under or below.

Subjacent (a.) Being in a lower situation, though not directly beneath; as, hills and subjacent valleys.

Subject (a.) Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.

Subject (a.) Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.

Subject (a.) Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.

Subject (a.) Obedient; submissive.

Subject (a.) That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.

Subject (a.) Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States.

Subject (a.) That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.

Subject (a.) That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.

Subject (a.) The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.

Subject (a.) That of which anything is affirmed or predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject of the verb.

Subject (a.) That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.

Subject (a.) Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal; the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.

Subject (n.) The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.

Subject (n.) The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.

Subjected (imp. & p. p.) of Subject

Subjecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subject

Subject (v. t.) To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.

Subject (v. t.) To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.

Subject (v. t.) To submit; to make accountable.

Subject (v. t.) To make subservient.

Subject (v. t.) To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.

Subjected (a.) Subjacent.

Subjected (a.) Reduced to subjection; brought under the dominion of another.

Subjected (a.) Exposed; liable; subject; obnoxious.

Subjection (a.) The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.

Subjection (a.) The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws.

Subjectist (n.) One skilled in subjective philosophy; a subjectivist.

Subjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a subject.

Subjective (a.) Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states.

Subjective (a.) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer.

Subjectivism (n.) Any philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to, and founds it upon, any subjective states; egoism.

Subjectivist (n.) One who holds to subjectivism; an egoist.

Subjectivity (n.) The quality or state of being subjective; character of the subject.

Subjectless (a.) Having no subject.

Subject-matter (n.) The matter or thought presented for consideration in some statement or discussion; that which is made the object of thought or study.

Subjectness (n.) Quality of being subject.

Subjicible (a.) Capable of being subjected.

Subjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Subjoin

Subjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subjoin

Subjoin (v. t.) To add after something else has been said or written; to ANNEX; as, to subjoin an argument or reason.

Subjoinder (n.) An additional remark.

Sub judice () Before the judge, or court; not yet decided; under judicial consideration.

Subjugated (imp. & p. p.) of Subjugate

Subjugating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subjugate

Subjugate (v. t.) To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish.

Subjugation (n.) The act of subjugating, or the state of being subjugated.

Subjugator (n.) One who subjugates; a conqueror.

Subjunction (n.) Act of subjoining, or state of being subjoined.

Subjunction (n.) Something subjoined; as, a subjunction to a sentence.

Subjunctive (a.) Subjoined or added to something before said or written.

Subjunctive (n.) The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.

Subkingdom (n.) One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zoology, the Vertebrata, Tunicata, Mollusca, Articulata, Molluscoidea, Echinodermata, Coelentera, and the Protozoa; in botany, the Phanerogamia, and the Cryptogamia.

Sublapsarian (n. & a.) Same as Infralapsarian.

Sublapsarianism (n.) Infralapsarianism.

Sublapsary (a.) Sublapsarian.

Sublate (v. t.) To take or carry away; to remove.

Sublation (n.) The act of taking or carrying away; removal.

Sublative (a.) Having power, or tending, to take away.

Sublease (n.) A lease by a tenant or lessee to another person; an underlease.

Sublessee (n.) A holder of a sublease.

Sublet (imp. & p. p.) of Sublet

Subletting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sublet

Sublet (v. t.) To underlet; to lease, as when a lessee leases to another person.

Sublevation (n.) The act of raising on high; elevation.

Sublevation (n.) An uprising; an insurrection.

Sublibrarian (n.) An under or assistant librarian.

Sublieutenant (n.) An inferior or second lieutenant; in the British service, a commissioned officer of the lowest rank.

Subligation (n.) The act of binding underneath.

Sublimable (v. t.) Capable of being sublimed or sublimated.

Sublimated (imp. & p. p.) of Sublimate

Sublimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sublimate

Sublimate (v. t.) To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to sublimate sulphur or camphor.

Sublimate (v. t.) To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate.

Sublimate (n.) A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified product so obtained.

Sublimate (a.) Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.

Sublimated (a.) Refined by, or as by, sublimation; exalted; purified.

Sublimation (n.) The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.

Sublimation (n.) The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.

Sublimation (n.) That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.

Sublimatory (a.) Used for sublimation; as, sublimatory vessels.

Sublimatory (n.) A vessel used for sublimation.

Sublime (superl.) Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.

Sublime (superl.) Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons.

Sublime (superl.) Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.

Sublime (superl.) Elevated by joy; elate.

Sublime (superl.) Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.

Sublime (n.) That which is sublime; -- with the definite article

Sublime (n.) A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.

Sublime (n.) That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.

Sublimed (imp. & p. p.) of Sublime

Subliming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sublime

Sublime (v. t.) To raise on high.

Sublime (v. t.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.

Sublime (v. t.) To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.

Sublime (v. t.) To dignify; to ennoble.

Sublime (v. i.) To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.

Sublimed (a.) Having been subjected to the process of sublimation; hence, also, purified.

Sublimely (adv.) In a sublime manner.

Sublimeness (n.) The quality or state of being sublime; sublimity.

Sublimification (n.) The act of making sublime, or state of being made sublime.

Sublimities (pl. ) of Sublimity

Sublimity (n.) The quality or state of being sublime (in any sense of the adjective).

Sublimity (n.) That which is sublime; as, the sublimities of nature.

Sublineation (n.) A mark of a line or lines under a word in a sentence, or under another line; underlining.

Sublinguae (pl. ) of Sublingua

Sublingua (n.) A process or fold below the tongue in some animals.

Sublingual (a.) Situated under the tongue; as, the sublingual gland.

Sublingual (a.) Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland; as, sublingual salvia.

Sublition (n.) The act or process of laying the ground in a painting.

Sublittoral (a.) Under the shore.

Sublobular (a.) Situated under, or at the bases of, the lobules of the liver.

Sublumbar (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lumbar region of the vertebral column.

Sublunar (a.) Alt. of Sublunary

Sublunary (a.) Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.

Sublunary (n.) Any worldly thing.

Subluxation (n.) An incomplete or partial dislocation.

Submammary (a.) Situated under the mammae; as, submammary inflammation.

Submarine (a.) Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants.

Submarine (n.) A submarine plant or animal.

Submarshal (n.) An under or deputy marshal.

Submaxillary (a.) Situated under the maxilla, or lower jaw; inframaxillary; as, the submaxillary gland.

Submaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to submaxillary gland; as, submaxillary salvia.

Submedial (a.) Lying under the middle.

Submedian (a.) Next to the median (on either side); as, the submedian teeth of mollusks.

Submediant (n.) The sixth tone of the scale; the under mediant, or third below the keynote; the superdominant.

Submental (a.) Situated under the chin; as, the submental artery.

Submenta (pl. ) of Submentum

Submentum (n.) The basal part of the labium of insects. It bears the mentum.

Submerged (imp. & p. p.) of Submerge

Submerging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Submerge

Submerge (v. t.) To put under water; to plunge.

Submerge (v. t.) To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.

Submerge (v. i.) To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.

Submergence (n.) The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged; submersion.

Submerse (a.) Submersed.

Submersed (a.) Being or growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants.

Submersion (n.) The act of submerging, or putting under water or other fluid, or of causing to be overflowed; the act of plunging under water, or of drowning.

Submersion (n.) The state of being put under water or other fluid, or of being overflowed or drowned.

Submetallic (a.) Imperfectly metallic; as, a submetallic luster.

Subminister (v. t.) To supply; to afford.

Subminister (v. i.) To be subservient; to be useful.

Subministrant (a.) Subordinate; subservient.

Subministrate (v. t.) To supply; to afford; to subminister.

Subministration (n.) The act of subministering.

Submiss (a.) Submissive; humble; obsequious.

Submiss (a.) Gentle; soft; calm; as, submiss voices.

Submission (n.) The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience; compliance.

Submission (n.) The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.

Submission (n.) Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.

Submission (n.) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators.

Submissive (a.) Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.

Submissive (a.) Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.

Submissly (adv.) In a submissive manner; with a submission.

Submissness (n.) Submissiveness.

Submitted (imp. & p. p.) of Submit

Submitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Submit

Submit (v. t.) To let down; to lower.

Submit (v. t.) To put or place under.

Submit (v. t.) To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.

Submit (v. t.) To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object.

Submit (v. i.) To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.

Submit (v. i.) To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.

Submit (v. i.) To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.

Submitter (n.) One who submits.

Submonish (v. t.) To suggest; to prompt.

Submonition (n.) Suggestion; prompting.

Submucous (a.) Situated under a mucous membrane.

Submultiple (n.) A number or quality which is contained in another an exact number of times, or is an aliquot part of it; thus, 7 is the submultiple of 56, being contained in it eight times.

Submultiple (a.) Of or pertaining to a submultiple; being a submultiple; as, a submultiple number; submultiple ratio.

Submuscular (a.) Situated underneath a muscle or muscles.

Subnarcotic (a.) Moderately narcotic.

Subnasal (a.) Situated under the nose; as, the subnasal point, or the middle point of the inferior border of the anterior nasal aperture.

Subnascent (a.) Growing underneath.

Subnect (v. t.) To tie or fasten beneath; to join beneath.

Subnex (v. t.) To subjoin; to subnect.

Subnormal (n.) That part of the axis of a curved line which is intercepted between the ordinate and the normal.

Subnotation (n.) A rescript.

Subnotochordal (a.) Situated on the ventral side of the notochord; as, the subnotochordal rod.

Subnuvolar (a.) Under the clouds; attended or partly covered or obscured by clouds; somewhat cloudy.

Subobscurely (adv.) Somewhat obscurely or darkly.

Subobtuse (a.) Partially obtuse.

Suboccipital (a.) Situated under, or posterior to, the occiput; as, the suboccipital, or first cervical, nerve.

Suboctave (a.) Alt. of Suboctuple

Suboctuple (a.) Containing one part of eight; having the ratio of one to eight.

Subocular (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the eye.

Subofficer (n.) An under or subordinate officer.

Subopercular (a.) Situated below the operculum; pertaining to the suboperculum.

Subopercular (n.) The suboperculum.

Suboperculum (n.) The lower opercular bone in fishes.

Suborbicular (a.) Alt. of Suborbiculate

Suborbiculate (a.) Almost orbiculate or orbicular.

Suborbital (a.) Alt. of Suborbitar

Suborbitar (a.) Situated under or below the orbit.

Suborder (n.) A division of an order; a group of genera of a little lower rank than an order and of greater importance than a tribe or family; as, cichoraceous plants form a suborder of Compositae.

Subordinacy (n.) The quality or state of being subordinate, or subject to control; subordination, as, to bring the imagination to act in subordinacy to reason.

Subordinance (a.) Alt. of Subordinancy

Subordinancy (a.) Subordinacy; subordination.

Subordinary (n.) One of several heraldic bearings somewhat less common than an ordinary. See Ordinary.

Subordinate (a.) Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.

Subordinate (a.) Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.

Subordinate (n.) One who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal.

Subordinated (imp. & p. p.) of Subordinate

Subordinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subordinate

Subordinate (v. t.) To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.

Subordinate (v. t.) To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.

Subordination (n.) The act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or subjecting.

Subordination (n.) The quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection.

Subordination (n.) Place of inferior rank.

Subordinative (a.) Tending to subordinate; expressing subordination; used to introduce a subordinate sentence; as, a subordinative conjunction.

Suborned (imp. & p. p.) of Suborn

Suborning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suborn

Suborn (v. t.) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken.

Suborn (v. t.) To procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate.

Subornation (n.) The act of suborning; the crime of procuring a person to take such a false oath as constitutes perjury.

Subornation (n.) The sin or offense of procuring one to do a criminal or bad action, as by bribes or persuasion.

Suborner (n.) One who suborns or procures another to take, a false oath; one who procures another to do a bad action.

Suboval (a.) Somewhat oval; nearly oval.

Subovate (a.) Nearly in the form of an egg, or of the section of an egg, but having the inferior extremity broadest; nearly ovate.

Subovated (a.) Subovate.

Suboxide (n.) An oxide containing a relatively small amount of oxygen, and less than the normal proportion; as, potassium suboxide, K4O.

Subpeduncular (a.) Situated beneath the peduncle; as, the subpeduncular lobe of the cerebellum.

Subpedunculate (a.) Supported on, or growing from, a very short stem; having a short peduncle.

Subpellucid (a.) Somewhat pellucid; nearly pellucid.

Subpena (n. & v. t.) See Subpoena.

Subpentangular (a.) Nearly or approximately pentangular; almost pentangular.

Subpericardial (a.) Situated under the cardiac pericardium.

Subperiosteal (a.) Situated under the periosteum.

Subperitoneal (a.) Situated under the peritoneal membrane.

Subpetiolar (a.) Concealed within the base of the petiole, as the leaf buds of the plane tree.

Subpleural (a.) Situated under the pleural membrane.

Subpodophyllous (a.) Situated under the podophyllous tissue of the horse's foot.

Subpoena (n.) A writ commanding the attendance in court, as a witness, of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty; the process by which a defendant in equity is commanded to appear and answer the plaintiff's bill.

Subpoenaed (imp. & p. p.) of Subpoena

Subpoenaing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subpoena

Subpoena (v. t.) To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.

Subpoenal (a.) Required or done under penalty.

Subpolar (a.) Situated below the poles.

Subpolygonal (a.) Approximately polygonal; somewhat or almost polygonal.

Subprehensile (a.) Somewhat prehensile; prehensile in an inferior degree.

Subprior (n.) The vicegerent of a prior; a claustral officer who assists the prior.

Subpubic (a.) Situated under, or posterior to, the pubic bones.

Subpulmonary (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lungs.

Subpurchaser (n.) A purchaser who buys from a purchaser; one who buys at second hand.

Subpyriform (a.)