Words whose second letter is W

Awaited (imp. & p. p.) of Await

Awaiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Await

Await (v. t.) To watch for; to look out for.

Await (v. t.) To wait on, serve, or attend.

Await (v. t.) To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.

Await (v. t.) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.

Await (v. i.) To watch.

Await (v. i.) To wait (on or upon).

Await (v. i.) To wait; to stay in waiting.

Await (n.) A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.

Awoke (imp.) of Awake

Awaked () of Awake

Awaked (p. p.) of Awake

Awaken () of Awake

Awoken () of Awake

Awaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Awake

Awoke () of Awake

Awake (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.

Awake (v. t.) To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

Awake (v. i.) To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.

Awake (a.) Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.

Awakened (imp. & p. p.) of Awaken

Awakening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Awaken

Awaken (v. t.) To rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake.

Awakener (n.) One who, or that which, awakens.

Awakening (a.) Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.

Awakening (n.) The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep. Specifically: A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.

Awakenment (n.) An awakening.

Awanting (a.) Missing; wanting.

Awarded (imp. & p. p.) of Award

Awarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Award

Award (v. t.) To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant.

Award (v. i.) To determine; to make an award.

Award (v. t.) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.

Award (v. t.) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.

Awarder (n.) One who awards, or assigns by sentence or judicial determination; a judge.

Aware (a.) Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.

Aware (a.) Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs.

Awarn (v. t.) To warn.

Awash (a.) Washed by the waves or tide; -- said of a rock or strip of shore, or (Naut.) of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.

Away (adv.) From a place; hence.

Away (adv.) Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.

Away (adv.) Aside; off; in another direction.

Away (adv.) From a state or condition of being; out of existence.

Away (adv.) By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.

Away (adv.) On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.

Away-going (a.) Sown during the last years of a tenancy, but not ripe until after its expiration; -- said of crops.

Awayward (adv.) Turned away; away.

Awe (n.) Dread; great fear mingled with respect.

Awe (n.) The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.

Awed (imp. & p. p.) of Awe

Awing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Awe

Awe (v. t.) To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

Awearied (p. p.) Wearied.

Aweary (a.) Weary.

Aweather (adv.) On the weather side, or toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows; -- opposed to alee; as, helm aweather!

Aweigh (adv.) Just drawn out of the ground, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; -- said of the anchor.

Aweless (a.) See Awless.

Awesome (a.) Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.

Awesome (a.) Expressive of awe or terror.

Awesomeness (n.) The quality of being awesome.

Awe-stricken (a.) Awe-struck.

Awe-struck (a.) Struck with awe.

Awful (a.) Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.

Awful (a.) Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.

Awful (a.) Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.

Awful (a.) Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.

Awful (a.) Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.

Awfully (adv.) In an awful manner; in a manner to fill with terror or awe; fearfully; reverently.

Awfully (adv.) Very; excessively.

Awfulness (n.) The quality of striking with awe, or with reverence; dreadfulness; solemnity; as, the awfulness of this sacred place.

Awfulness (n.) The state of being struck with awe; a spirit of solemnity; profound reverence.

Awhape (v. t.) To confound; to terrify; to amaze.

Awhile (adv.) For a while; for some time; for a short time.

Awing (adv.) On the wing; flying; fluttering.

Awk (a.) Odd; out of order; perverse.

Awk (a.) Wrong, or not commonly used; clumsy; sinister; as, the awk end of a rod (the but end).

Awk (a.) Clumsy in performance or manners; unhandy; not dexterous; awkward.

Awk (adv.) Perversely; in the wrong way.

Awkly (adv.) In an unlucky (left-handed) or perverse manner.

Awkly (adv.) Awkwardly.

Awkward (a.) Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a trick; an awkward boy.

Awkward (a.) Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.

Awkward (a.) Perverse; adverse; untoward.

Awl (n.) A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc.

Awless (a.) Wanting reverence; void of respectful fear.

Awless (a.) Inspiring no awe.

Awlessness (n.) The quality of being awless.

Awl-shaped (a.) Shaped like an awl.

Awl-shaped (a.) Subulate. See Subulate.

Awlwort (n.) A plant (Subularia aquatica), with awl-shaped leaves.

Awm (n.) See Aam.

Awn (n.) The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any similar bristlelike appendage; arista.

Awned (a.) Furnished with an awn, or long bristle-shaped tip; bearded.

Awning (n.) A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.

Awning (n.) That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.

Awninged (a.) Furnished with an awning.

Awnless (a.) Without awns or beard.

Awny (a.) Having awns; bearded.

Awork (adv.) At work; in action.

Aworking (adv.) At work; in action.

Awreak (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Awreke

Awreke (v. t. & i.) To avenge. [Obs.] See Wreak.

Awrong (adv.) Wrongly.

Awry (adv. & a.) Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry.

Awry (adv. & a.) Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.

Awsome (a.) Same as Awesome.

Dwale (a.) The deadly nightshade (Atropa Belladonna), having stupefying qualities.

Dwale (a.) The tincture sable or black when blazoned according to the fantastic system in which plants are substituted for the tinctures.

Dwale (a.) A sleeping potion; an opiate.

Dwang (n.) A piece of wood set between two studs, posts, etc., to stiffen and support them.

Dwang (n.) A kind of crowbar.

Dwang (n.) A large wrench.

Dwarfs (pl. ) of Dwarf

Dwarf (n.) An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind; especially, a diminutive human being.

Dwarfed (imp. & p. p.) of Dwarf

Dwarfing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dwarf

Dwarf (v. t.) To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.

Dwarf (v. i.) To become small; to diminish in size.

Dwarfish (a.) Like a dwarf; below the common stature or size; very small; petty; as, a dwarfish animal, shrub.

Dwarfling (n.) A diminutive dwarf.

Dwarfy (a.) Much undersized.

Dwaul (v. i.) Alt. of Dwaule

Dwaule (v. i.) To be delirious.

Dwelled (imp. & p. p.) of Dwell

Dwelt () of Dwell

Dwelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dwell

Dwell (v. i.) To delay; to linger.

Dwell (v. i.) To abide; to remain; to continue.

Dwell (v. i.) To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside.

Dwell (v. t.) To inhabit.

Dweller (n.) An inhabitant; a resident; as, a cave dweller.

Dwelling (n.) Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.

Dwelt (imp. & p. p.) of Dwell.

Dwindled (imp. & p. p.) of Dwindle

Dwindling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dwindle

Dwindle (v. i.) To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away.

Dwindle (v. t.) To make less; to bring low.

Dwindle (v. t.) To break; to disperse.

Dwindle (n.) The process of dwindling; dwindlement; decline; degeneracy.

Dwindlement (n.) The act or process of dwindling; a dwindling.

Dwine (v. i.) To waste away; to pine; to languish.

Ew (n.) A yew.

Ewe (n.) The female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals.

Ewe-necked (a.) Having a neck like a ewe; -- said of horses in which the arch of the neck is deficent, being somewhat hollowed out.

Ewer (n.) A kind of widemouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.

Ewery (n.) Alt. of Ewry

Ewry (n.) An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept.

Ewt (n.) The newt.

Gwiniad (n.) A fish (Coregonus ferus) of North Wales and Northern Europe, allied to the lake whitefish; -- called also powan, and schelly.

Iwis (adv.) Indeed; truly. See Ywis.

Owch (n.) See Ouch.

Owed (imp. & p. p.) of Owe

Ought () of Owe

Owing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Owe

Owe (v.) To possess; to have, as the rightful owner; to own.

Owe (v.) To have or possess, as something derived or bestowed; to be obliged to ascribe (something to some source); to be indebted or obliged for; as, he owed his wealth to his father; he owed his victory to his lieutenants.

Owe (v.) Hence: To have or be under an obigation to restore, pay, or render (something) in return or compensation for something received; to be indebted in the sum of; as, the subject owes allegiance; the fortunate owe assistance to the unfortunate.

Owe (v.) To have an obligation to (some one) on account of something done or received; to be indebted to; as, to iwe the grocer for supplies, or a laborer for services.

Owel (a.) Equal.

Owelty (n.) Equality; -- sometimes written ovelty and ovealty.

Owen (a.) Own.

Owenite (n.) A follower of Robert Owen, who tried to reorganize society on a socialistic basis, and established an industrial community on the Clyde, Scotland, and, later, a similar one in Indiana.

Owher (adv.) Anywhere.

Owing (P. p. & a.) Had or held under obligation of paying; due.

Owing (P. p. & a.) Had or experienced as a consequence, result, issue, etc.; ascribable; -- with to; as, misfortunes are often owing to vices; his failure was owing to speculations.

Owl (n.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family Strigidae. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits.

Owl (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.

Owled (imp. & p. p.) of Owl

Owling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Owl

Owl (v. i.) To pry about; to prowl.

Owl (v. i.) To carry wool or sheep out of England.

Owl (v. i.) Hence, to carry on any contraband trade.

Owler (v. i.) One who owls; esp., one who conveys contraband goods. See Owling, n.

Owleries (pl. ) of Owlery

Owlery (n.) An abode or a haunt of owls.

Owlet (n.) A small owl; especially, the European species (Athene noctua), and the California flammulated owlet (Megascops flammeolus).

Owl-eyed (a.) Having eyes like an owl's.

Owling (v. i.) The offense of transporting wool or sheep out of England contrary to the statute formerly existing.

Owlish (a.) Resembling, or characteristic of, an owl.

Owlism (n.) Affected wisdom; pompous dullness.

Owllight (n.) Glimmering or imperfect light.

Own (v. t.) To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love.

Own (a.) Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price.

Owned (imp. & p. p.) of Own

Owning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Own

Own (a.) To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.

Owner (n.) One who owns; a rightful proprietor; one who has the legal or rightful title, whether he is the possessor or not.

Ownerless (a.) Without an owner.

Ownership (n.) The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.

Owre (n.) The aurochs.

Owse (n.) Alt. of Owser

Owser (n.) Tanner's ooze. See Ooze, 3.

Swa (adv.) So.

Swabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Swab

Swabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swab

Swab (n.) To clean with a mop or swab; to wipe when very wet, as after washing; as, to swab the desk of a ship.

Swab (n.) A kind of mop for cleaning floors, the desks of vessels, etc., esp. one made of rope-yarns or threads.

Swab (n.) A bit of sponge, cloth, or the like, fastened to a handle, for cleansing the mouth of a sick person, applying medicaments to deep-seated parts, etc.

Swab (n.) An epaulet.

Swab (n.) A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease.

Swab (n.) A sponge, or other suitable substance, attached to a long rod or handle, for cleaning the bore of a firearm.

Swabber (v. t.) To swab.

Swabber (n.) One who swabs a floor or desk.

Swabber (n.) Formerly, an interior officer on board of British ships of war, whose business it was to see that the ship was kept clean.

Swabber (n.) Same as Swobber, 2.

Swad (n.) A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease.

Swad (n.) A clown; a country bumpkin.

Swad (n.) A lump of mass; also, a crowd.

Swad (n.) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam.

Swaddle (n.) Anything used to swaddle with, as a cloth or band; a swaddling band.

Swaddled (imp. & p. p.) of Swaddle

Swaddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swaddle

Swaddle (v. t.) To bind as with a bandage; to bind or warp tightly with clothes; to swathe; -- used esp. of infants; as, to swaddle a baby.

Swaddle (v. t.) To beat; to cudgel.

Swaddlebill (n.) The shoveler.

Swaddler (n.) A term of contempt for an Irish Methodist.

Swaddling () a. & n. from Swaddle, v.

Swagged (imp. & p. p.) of Swag

Swagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swag

Swag (v. i.) To hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing.

Swag (v. i.) To sink down by its weight; to sag.

Swag (n.) A swaying, irregular motion.

Swag (n.) A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle.

Swag-bellied (a.) Having a prominent, overhanging belly.

Swagbelly (n.) A prominent, overhanging belly.

Swagbelly (n.) Any large tumor developed in the abdomen, and neither fluctuating nor sonorous.

Swaged (imp. & p. p.) of Swage

Swaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swage

Swage (v. t. & i.) See Assuage.

Swage (n.) A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work, whether sheet metal or forging, by holding the swage upon the work, or the work upon the swage, and striking with a sledge.

Swage (v. t.) To shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron, by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required shape.

Swaggered (imp. & p. p.) of Swagger

Swaggering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swagger

Swagger (v. i.) To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.

Swagger (v. i.) To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.

Swagger (v. t.) To bully.

Swagger (n.) The act or manner of a swaggerer.

Swaggerer (n.) One who swaggers; a blusterer; a bully; a boastful, noisy fellow.

Swaggy (a.) Inclined to swag; sinking, hanging, or leaning by its weight.

Swain (n.) A servant.

Swain (n.) A young man dwelling in the country; a rustic; esp., a cuntry gallant or lover; -- chiefly in poetry.

Swainish (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a swain; rustic; ignorant.

Swainling (n.) A little swain.

Swainmote (n.) A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury.

Swainship (n.) The condition of a swain.

Swaip (v. i.) To walk proudly; to sweep along.

Swal (imp.) Swelled.

Swale (n.) A valley or low place; a tract of low, and usually wet, land; a moor; a fen.

Swale (v. i. & t.) To melt and waste away; to singe. See Sweal, v.

Swale (n.) A gutter in a candle.

Swallet (n.) Water breaking in upon the miners at their work; -- so called among tin miners.

Swallow (n.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.

Swallow (n.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.

Swallow (n.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.

Swallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Swallow

Swallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swallow

Swallow (v. t.) To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.

Swallow (v. t.) To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up.

Swallow (v. t.) To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.

Swallow (v. t.) To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.

Swallow (v. t.) To occupy; to take up; to employ.

Swallow (v. t.) To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.

Swallow (v. t.) To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.

Swallow (v. t.) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.

Swallow (v. i.) To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.

Swallow (n.) The act of swallowing.

Swallow (n.) The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.

Swallow (n.) Taste; relish; inclination; liking.

Swallow (n.) Capacity for swallowing; voracity.

Swallow (n.) As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.

Swallow (n.) That which ingulfs; a whirlpool.

Swallower (n.) One who swallows; also, a glutton.

Swallowfish (n.) The European sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). It has large pectoral fins.

Swallowtail (n.) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See Dovetail.

Swallowtail (n.) A species of willow.

Swallowtail (n.) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front forming a reentrant angle; -- so called from its form. Called also priestcap.

Swallowtail (n.) A swallow-tailed coat.

Swallowtail (n.) An arrow.

Swallowtail (n.) Any one of numerous species of large and handsome butterflies, belonging to Papilio and allied genera, in which the posterior border of each hind wing is prolongated in the form of a long lobe.

Swallow-tailed (a.) Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat.

Swallow-tailed (a.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed.

Swallowwort (n.) See Celandine.

Swallowwort (n.) A poisonous plant (Vincetoxicum officinale) of the Milkweed family, at one time used in medicine; -- also called white swallowwort.

Swam () imp. of Swim.

Swamp (n.) Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore.

Swamped (imp. & p. p.) of Swamp

Swamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swamp

Swamp (v. t.) To plunge or sink into a swamp.

Swamp (v. t.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water.

Swamp (v. t.) Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.

Swamp (v. i.) To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties.

Swamp (v. i.) To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.

Swampy (a.) Consisting of swamp; like a swamp; low, wet, and spongy; as, swampy land.

Swan (n.) Any one of numerous species of large aquatic birds belonging to Cygnus, Olor, and allied genera of the subfamily Cygninae. They have a large and strong beak and a long neck, and are noted for their graceful movements when swimming. Most of the northern species are white. In literature the swan was fabled to sing a melodious song, especially at the time of its death.

Swan (n.) Fig.: An appellation for a sweet singer, or a poet noted for grace and melody; as Shakespeare is called the swan of Avon.

Swan (n.) The constellation Cygnus.

Swang () imp. of Swing.

Swang (n.) A swamp.

Swanherd (n.) One who tends or marks swans; as, the royal swanherd of England.

Swan-hopping (n.) A corruption of Swan-upping.

Swanimote (n.) See Swainmote.

Swankie (n.) Alt. of Swanky

Swanky (n.) An active and clever young fellow.

Swanlike (a.) Resembling a swan.

Swanmark (n.) A mark of ownership cut on the bill or swan.

Swannery (n.) A place where swans are bred.

Swanny (a.) Swanlike; as, a swanny glossiness of the neck.

Swanpan (n.) The Chinese abacus; a schwanpan.

Swan's-down (n.) Alt. of Swans-down

Swans-down (n.) The down, or fine, soft feathers, of the swan, used on various articles of dress.

Swans-down (n.) A fine, soft, thick cloth of wool mixed with silk or cotton; a sort of twilled fustian, like moleskin.

Swanskin (n.) The act of a swan with the down or the feathers on.

Swanskin (n.) A species of soft flannel, thick and warm.

Swan-upping (n.) A yearly expedition on the Thames to take up young swans and mark them, as by Companies of Dyers and Vintners; -- called also swan-hopping.

Swapped (imp. & p. p.) of Swap

Swapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swap

Swap (v. i.) To strike; -- with off.

Swap (v. i.) To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to swop.

Swap (v. t.) To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.

Swap (v. t.) To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.

Swap (n.) A blow; a stroke.

Swap (n.) An exchange; a barter.

Swap (n.) Hastily.

Swape (n.) See Sweep, n., 12.

Sward (n.) Skin; covering.

Sward (n.) The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass; turf.

Swarded (imp. & p. p.) of Sward

Swarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sward

Sward (v. t. & i.) To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward.

Sward-cutter (n.) A plow for turning up grass land.

Sward-cutter (n.) A lawn mower.

Swarded (a.) Covered with sward.

Swardy (a.) Covered with sward or grass.

Sware () imp. of Swear.

Swarf (v. i.) To grow languid; to faint.

Swarf (n.) The grit worn away from grindstones in grinding cutlery wet.

Swarm (v. i.) To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin.

Swarm (n.) A large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion.

Swarm (n.) Especially, a great number of honeybees which emigrate from a hive at once, and seek new lodgings under the direction of a queen; a like body of bees settled permanently in a hive.

Swarm (n.) Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites.

Swarmed (imp. & p. p.) of Swarm

Swarming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swarm

Swarm (v. i.) To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer.

Swarm (v. i.) To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude.

Swarm (v. i.) To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion.

Swarm (v. i.) To abound; to be filled (with).

Swarm (v. i.) To breed multitudes.

Swarm (v. t.) To crowd or throng.

Swarmspore (n.) One of innumerable minute, motile, reproductive bodies, produced asexually by certain algae and fungi; a zoospore.

Swarmspore (n.) One of the minute flagellate germs produced by the sporulation of a protozoan; -- called also zoospore.

Swart (n.) Sward.

Swart (a.) Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.

Swart (a.) Gloomy; malignant.

Swart (v. t.) To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part.

Swartback (n.) The black-backed gull (Larus marinus); -- called also swarbie.

Swarth (a.) Swart; swarthy.

Swarth (n.) An apparition of a person about to die; a wraith.

Swarth (n.) Sward; short grass.

Swarth (n.) See Swath.

Swarthily (adv.) In a swarthy manner; with a tawny hue; duskily.

Swarthiness (n.) The quality or state of being swarthy; a dusky or dark complexion; tawniness.

Swarthness (n.) Swarthiness.

Swarthy (a.) Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces.

Swarthy (v. t.) To make swarthy.

Swartiness (n.) Swarthiness.

Swartish (a.) Somewhat swart, dark, or tawny.

Swartness (n.) The quality or state of being swart.

Swarty (a.) Swarthy; tawny.

Swarve (v. i.) To swerve.

Swarve (v. i.) To climb.

Swash (v. t.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.

Swash (v. t.) Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy.

Swashed (imp. & p. p.) of Swash

Swashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swash

Swash (v. i.) To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.

Swash (v. i.) To fall violently or noisily.

Swash (v. i.) To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.

Swash (n.) Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.

Swash (n.) A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.

Swash (n.) Liquid filth; wash; hog mash.

Swash (n.) A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior.

Swash (n.) A swaggering fellow; a swasher.

Swashbuckler (n.) A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.

Swasher (n.) One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms.

Swashing (a.) Swaggering; hectoring.

Swashing (a.) Resounding; crushing.

Swashway (n.) Same as 4th Swash, 2.

Swashy (a.) Soft, like fruit that is too ripe; quashy; swash.

Swat () imp. of Sweat.

Swatch (n.) A swath.

Swatch (n.) A piece, pattern, or sample, generally of cloth.

Swate () imp. of Sweat.

Swath (v. t.) A line of grass or grain cut and thrown together by the scythe in mowing or cradling.

Swath (v. t.) The whole sweep of a scythe, or the whole breadth from which grass or grain is cut by a scythe or a machine, in mowing or cradling; as, to cut a wide swath.

Swath (v. t.) A band or fillet; a swathe.

Swathed (imp. & p. p.) of Swathe

Swathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swathe

Swathe (n.) To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.

Swathe (n.) A bandage; a band; a swath.

Swather (n.) A device attached to a mowing machine for raising the uncut fallen grain and marking the limit of the swath.

Swatte () imp. of Sweat.

Swayed (imp. & p. p.) of Sway

Swaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sway

Sway (v. i.) To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.

Sway (v. i.) To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide.

Sway (v. i.) To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind; judgment swayed by passion.

Sway (v. i.) To hoist; as, to sway up the yards.

Sway (v. i.) To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

Sway (v. i.) To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward.

Sway (v. i.) To have weight or influence.

Sway (v. i.) To bear sway; to rule; to govern.

Sway (n.) The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon.

Sway (n.) Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.

Sway (n.) Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.

Sway (n.) Rule; dominion; control.

Sway (n.) A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.

Sway-backed (a.) Having the back hollow or sagged, whether naturally or as the result of injury or weakness; -- said of horses and other animals.

Sway-bracing (n.) The horizontal bracing of a bridge, which prevents its swaying.

Swayed (a.) Bent down, and hollow in the back; sway-backed; -- said of a horse.

Swayful (a.) Able to sway.

Swaying (n.) An injury caused by violent strains or by overloading; -- said of the backs of horses.

Swealed (imp. & p. p.) of Sweal

Swealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sweal

Sweal (v. i.) To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to waste away without feeding the flame.

Sweal (v. t.) To singe; to scorch; to swale; as, to sweal a pig by singeing off the hair.

Swore (imp.) of Swear

Sware () of Swear

Sworn (p. p.) of Swear

Swearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swear

Swear (v. i.) To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc.

Swear (v. i.) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.

Swear (v. i.) To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon God in imprecation; to curse.

Swear (v. t.) To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath.

Swear (v. t.) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.

Swear (v. t.) To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.

Swear (v. t.) To appeal to by an oath.

Swearer (n.) One who swears; one who calls God to witness for the truth of his declaration.

Swearer (n.) A profane person; one who uses profane language.

Swearing () a. & n. from Swear, v.

Sweat (imp. & p. p.) of Sweat

Sweated () of Sweat

Swat () of Sweat

Sweating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sweat

Sweat (v. i.) To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.

Sweat (v. i.) Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.

Sweat (v. i.) To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.

Sweat (v. t.) To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.

Sweat (v. t.) To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.

Sweat (v. t.) To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.

Sweat (v. t.) To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.

Sweat (v. i.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration.

Sweat (v. i.) The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.

Sweat (v. i.) Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.

Sweat (v. i.) The sweating sickness.

Sweat (v. i.) A short run by a race horse in exercise.

Sweater (n.) One who sweats.

Sweater (n.) One who, or that which, causes to sweat

Sweater (n.) A sudorific.

Sweater (n.) A woolen jacket or jersey worn by athletes.

Sweater (n.) An employer who oppresses his workmen by paying low wages.

Sweatily (adv.) In a sweaty manner.

Sweatiness (n.) Quality or state of being sweaty.

Sweating () a. & n. from Sweat, v.

Sweaty (superl.) Moist with sweat; as, a sweaty skin; a sweaty garment.

Sweaty (superl.) Consisting of sweat; of the nature of sweat.

Sweaty (superl.) Causing sweat; hence, laborious; toilsome; difficult.

Swede (n.) A native or inhabitant of Sweden.

Swede (n.) A Swedish turnip. See under Turnip.

Swedenborgian (n.) One who holds the doctrines of the New Jerusalem church, as taught by Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish philosopher and religious writer, who was born a. d. 1688 and died 1772. Swedenborg claimed to have intercourse with the spiritual world, through the opening of his spiritual senses in 1745. He taught that the Lord Jesus Christ, as comprehending in himself all the fullness of the Godhead, is the one only God, and that there is a spiritual sense to the Scriptures, which he (Swedenborg) was able to reveal, because he saw the correspondence between natural and spiritual things.

Swedenborgian (a.) Of or pertaining to Swedenborg or his views.

Swedenborgianism (n.) The doctrines of the Swedenborgians.

Swedish (a.) Of or pertaining to Sweden or its inhabitants.

Swedish (n.) The language of Swedes.

Sweeny (n.) An atrophy of the muscles of the shoulder in horses; also, atrophy of any muscle in horses.

Swept (imp. & p. p.) of Sweep

Sweeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sweep

Sweep (v. i.) To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively.

Sweep (v. i.) To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.

Sweep (v. i.) To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.

Sweep (v. i.) To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.

Sweep (v. i.) To strike with a long stroke.

Sweep (v. i.) To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.

Sweep (v. i.) To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.

Sweep (v. i.) To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.

Sweep (v. i.) To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.

Sweep (v. i.) To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.

Sweep (n.) The act of sweeping.

Sweep (n.) The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.

Sweep (n.) The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye.

Sweep (n.) The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep.

Sweep (n.) Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease.

Sweep (n.) Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass.

Sweep (n.) Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line.

Sweep (n.) One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper.

Sweep (n.) A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding.

Sweep (n.) The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of a circle.

Sweep (n.) A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them.

Sweep (n.) The almond furnace.

Sweep (n.) A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.

Sweep (n.) In the game of casino, a pairing or combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks (thirteen) in a hand; a slam.

Sweep (n.) The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.

Sweepage (n.) The crop of hay got in a meadow.

Sweeper (n.) One who, or that which, sweeps, or cleans by sweeping; a sweep; as, a carpet sweeper.

Sweeping (a.) Cleaning off surfaces, or cleaning away dust, dirt, or litter, as a broom does; moving with swiftness and force; carrying everything before it; including in its scope many persons or things; as, a sweeping flood; a sweeping majority; a sweeping accusation.

Sweepings (n. pl.) Things collected by sweeping; rubbish; as, the sweepings of a street.

Sweep-saw (n.) A bow-saw.

Sweepstake (n.) A winning of all the stakes or prizes.

Sweepstake (n.) A complete removal or carrying away; a clean sweep.

Sweepstakes (n.) A winning of all the stakes or prizes; a sweepstake.

Sweepstakes (sing. / pl.) The whole money or other things staked at a horse race, a given sum being put up for each horse, all of which goes to the winner, or is divided among several, as may be previously agreed.

Sweepstakes (sing. / pl.) A race for all the sums staked or prizes offered.

Sweepwasher (n.) One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used.

Sweepy (a.) Moving with a sweeping motion.

Sweet (superl.) Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.

Sweet (superl.) Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.

Sweet (superl.) Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer.

Sweet (superl.) Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.

Sweet (superl.) Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.

Sweet (superl.) Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.

Sweet (superl.) Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.

Sweet (n.) That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Sweet (n.) Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.

Sweet (n.) Home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.

Sweet (n.) That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume.

Sweet (n.) That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life.

Sweet (n.) One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment.

Sweet (adv.) Sweetly.

Sweet (v. t.) To sweeten.

Sweetbread (n.) Either the thymus gland or the pancreas, the former being called neck, / throat, sweetbread, the latter belly sweetbread. The sweetbreads of ruminants, esp. of the calf, are highly esteemed as food. See Pancreas, and Thymus.

Sweetbread (n.) The pancreas.

Sweet-breasted (a.) Having a sweet, musical voice, as the nightingale. Cf. Breast, n., 6.

Sweetbrier (n.) A kind of rose (Rosa rubiginosa) with minutely glandular and fragrant foliage. The small-flowered sweetbrier is Rosa micrantha.

Sweetened (imp. & p. p.) of Sweeten

Sweetening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sweeten

Sweeten (a.) To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea.

Sweeten (a.) To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship.

Sweeten (a.) To make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper.

Sweeten (a.) To make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life.

Sweeten (a.) To soften to the eye; to make delicate.

Sweeten (a.) To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten rooms or apartments that have been infected; to sweeten the air.

Sweeten (a.) To make warm and fertile; -- opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils.

Sweeten (a.) To restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat.

Sweeten (v. i.) To become sweet.

Sweetener (n.) One who, or that which, sweetens; one who palliates; that which moderates acrimony.

Sweetening (n.) The act of making sweet.

Sweetening (n.) That which sweetens.

Sweetheart (n.) A lover of mistress.

Sweethearting (n.) Making love.

Sweeting (n.) A sweet apple.

Sweeting (n.) A darling; -- a word of endearment.

Sweetish (a.) Somewhat sweet.

Sweetly (adv.) In a sweet manner.

Sweetmeat (n.) Fruit preserved with sugar, as peaches, pears, melons, nuts, orange peel, etc.; -- usually in the plural; a confect; a confection.

Sweetmeat (n.) The paint used in making patent leather.

Sweetmeat (n.) A boat shell (Crepidula fornicata) of the American coast.

Sweetness (n.) The quality or state of being sweet (in any sense of the adjective); gratefulness to the taste or to the smell; agreeableness.

Sweetroot (n.) Licorice.

Sweet-scented (a.) Having a sweet scent or smell; fragrant.

Sweet-sop (n.) A kind of custard apple (Anona squamosa). See under Custard.

Sweetwater (n.) A variety of white grape, having a sweet watery juice; -- also called white sweetwater, and white muscadine.

Sweetweed (n.) A name for two tropical American weeds (Capraria biflora, and Scoparia dulcis) of the Figwort family.

Sweetwood (n.) The true laurel (Laurus nobilis.)

Sweetwood (n.) The timber of the tree Oreodaphne Leucoxylon, growing in Jamaica. The name is also applied to the timber of several other related trees.

Sweetwort (n.) Any plant of a sweet taste.

Sweigh (n.) Sway; movement.

Sweinmote (n.) See Swainmote.

Swelled (imp.) of Swell

Swelled (p. p.) of Swell

Swollen () of Swell

Swelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swell

Swell (v. i.) To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.

Swell (v. i.) To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish.

Swell (v. i.) To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.

Swell (v. i.) To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.

Swell (v. i.) To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.

Swell (v. i.) To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style.

Swell (v. i.) To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle.

Swell (v. i.) To be elated; to rise arrogantly.

Swell (v. i.) To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand.

Swell (v. i.) To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount.

Swell (v. i.) To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big.

Swell (v. t.) To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population.

Swell (v. t.) To aggravate; to heighten.

Swell (v. t.) To raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate; as, to be swelled with pride or haughtiness.

Swell (v. t.) To augment gradually in force or loudness, as the sound of a note.

Swell (n.) The act of swelling.

Swell (n.) Gradual increase.

Swell (n.) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance.

Swell (n.) Increase in height; elevation; rise.

Swell (n.) Increase of force, intensity, or volume of sound.

Swell (n.) Increase of power in style, or of rhetorical force.

Swell (n.) A gradual ascent, or rounded elevation, of land; as, an extensive plain abounding with little swells.

Swell (n.) A wave, or billow; especially, a succession of large waves; the roll of the sea after a storm; as, a heavy swell sets into the harbor.

Swell (n.) A gradual increase and decrease of the volume of sound; the crescendo and diminuendo combined; -- generally indicated by the sign.

Swell (n.) A showy, dashing person; a dandy.

Swell (a.) Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood.

Swelldom (n.) People of rank and fashion; the class of swells, collectively.

Swellfish (n.) Any plectognath fish that dilates itself, as the bur fish, puffer, or diodon.

Swelling (n.) The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride.

Swelling (n.) A protuberance; a prominence

Swelling (n.) an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.

Swellish (a.) Dandified; stylish.

Swelltoad (n.) A swellfish.

Swelt () imp. of Swell.

Swelt (v. i.) To die; to perish.

Swelt (v. i.) To faint; to swoon.

Swelt (v. t.) To overpower, as with heat; to cause to faint; to swelter.

Sweltered (imp. & p. p.) of Swelter

Sweltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swelter

Swelter (v. i.) To be overcome and faint with heat; to be ready to perish with heat.

Swelter (v. i.) To welter; to soak.

Swelter (v. t.) To oppress with heat.

Swelter (v. t.) To exude, like sweat.

Sweltry (v. i.) Suffocating with heat; oppressively hot; sultry.

Swelve (v. t.) To swallow.

Swept () imp. & p. p. of Sweep.

Swerd (n. & v.) See Sward, n. & v.

Swerd (n.) Sword.

Swerved (imp. & p. p.) of Swerve

Swerving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swerve

Swerve (v. i.) To stray; to wander; to rope.

Swerve (v. i.) To go out of a straight line; to deflect.

Swerve (v. i.) To wander from any line prescribed, or from a rule or duty; to depart from what is established by law, duty, custom, or the like; to deviate.

Swerve (v. i.) To bend; to incline.

Swerve (v. i.) To climb or move upward by winding or turning.

Swerve (v. t.) To turn aside.

Sweven (n.) A vision seen in sleep; a dream.

Swich (a.) Such.

Swietenia (n.) A genus of meliaceous trees consisting of one species (Sweitenia Mahogoni), the mahogany tree.

Swift (v. i.) Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.

Swift (v. i.) Of short continuance; passing away quickly.

Swift (adv.) Swiftly.

Swift (n.) The current of a stream.

Swift (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family Micropodidae. In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely different group allied to the humming birds.

Swift (n.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard.

Swift (n.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost.

Swift (n.) A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Swift (n.) The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.

Swifter (n.) A rope used to retain the bars of the capstan in their sockets while men are turning it.

Swifter (n.) A rope used to encircle a boat longitudinally, to strengthen and defend her sides.

Swifter (n.) The forward shroud of a lower mast.

Swifter (v. t.) To tighten, as slack standing rigging, by bringing the opposite shrouds nearer.

Swiftfoot (a.) Nimble; fleet.

Swiftfoot (n.) The courser.

Swiftlet (n.) Any one of numerous species of small East Indian and Asiatic swifts of the genus Collocalia. Some of the species are noted for furnishing the edible bird's nest. See Illust. under Edible.

Swiftly (adv.) In a swift manner; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.

Swiftness (n.) The quality or state of being swift; speed; quickness; celerity; velocity; rapidity; as, the swiftness of a bird; the swiftness of a stream; swiftness of descent in a falling body; swiftness of thought, etc.

Swig (v. t.) To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.

Swig (v. t.) To suck.

Swig (n.) A long draught.

Swig (n.) A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.

Swig (n.) A beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices, lemon, etc.

Swig (v. t.) To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.

Swig (v. t.) To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.

Swilled (imp. & p. p.) of Swill

Swilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swill

Swill (v. t.) To wash; to drench.

Swill (n.) To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily.

Swill (n.) To inebriate; to fill with drink.

Swill (v. i.) To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess.

Swill (n.) The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; -- called also swillings.

Swill (n.) Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.

Swiller (n.) One who swills.

Swillings (n. pl.) See Swill, n., 1.

Swam (imp.) of Swim

Swum () of Swim

Swum (p. p.) of Swim

Swimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swim

Swim (v. i.) To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed.

Swim (v. i.) To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.

Swim (v. i.) To be overflowed or drenched.

Swim (v. i.) Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.

Swim (v. i.) To be filled with swimming animals.

Swim (v. t.) To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.

Swim (v. t.) To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.

Swim (v. t.) To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.

Swim (n.) The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming.

Swim (n.) The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.

Swim (n.) A part of a stream much frequented by fish.

Swim (v. i.) To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.

Swimbel (n.) A moaning or sighing sound or noise; a sough.

Swimmer (n.) One who swims.

Swimmer (n.) A protuberance on the leg of a horse.

Swimmer (n.) A swimming bird; one of the natatores.

Swimmeret (n.) One of a series of flat, fringed, and usually bilobed, appendages, of which several pairs occur on the abdominal somites of many crustaceans. They are used as fins in swimming.

Swimming (a.) That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion.

Swimming (a.) Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes.

Swimming (n.) The act of one who swims.

Swimming (a.) Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.

Swimming (n.) Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head.

Swimmingly (adv.) In an easy, gliding manner, as if swimming; smoothly; successfully; prosperously.

Swimmingness (n.) Act or state of swimming; suffusion.

Swinck (v. & n.) See Swink.

Swindled (imp. & p. p.) of Swindle

Swindling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swindle

Swindle (v. t.) To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property.

Swindle (n.) The act or process of swindling; a cheat.

Swindler (n.) One who swindles, or defrauds grossly; one who makes a practice of defrauding others by imposition or deliberate artifice; a cheat.

Swindlery (n.) Swindling; rougery.

Swine (n.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog.

Swinebread (n.) The truffle.

Swinecase (n.) A hogsty.

Swinecote (n.) A hogsty.

Swinecrue (n.) A hogsty.

Swinefish (n.) The wolf fish.

Swineherd (n.) A keeper of swine.

Swinepipe (n.) The European redwing.

Swine-pox (n.) A variety of the chicken pox, with acuminated vesicles containing a watery fluid; the water pox.

Swineery (n.) Same as Piggery.

Swinestone (n.) See Stinkstone.

Swinesty (n.) A sty, or pen, for swine.

Swung (imp. & p. p.) of Swing

Swang (Archaic imp.) of Swing

Swinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swing

Swing (v. i.) To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.

Swing (v. i.) To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.

Swing (v. i.) To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3.

Swing (n.) To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.

Swing (n.) To be hanged.

Swing (v. t.) To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.

Swing (v. t.) To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.

Swing (v. t.) To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.

Swing (n.) The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.

Swing (n.) Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.

Swing (n.) A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise.

Swing (n.) Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.

Swing (n.) Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.

Swing (n.) Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.

Swingdevil (n.) The European swift.

Swinge (v. & n.) See Singe.

Swinged (imp. & p. p.) of Swinge

Swingeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swinge

Swinge (v. t.) To beat soundly; to whip; to chastise; to punish.

Swinge (v. t.) To move as a lash; to lash.

Swinge (n.) The sweep of anything in motion; a swinging blow; a swing.

Swinge (n.) Power; sway; influence.

Swingebuckler (n.) A swashbuckler; a bully; a roisterer.

Swingeing (a.) Huge; very large.

Swingel (n.) The swinging part of a flail which falls on the grain in thrashing; the swiple.

Swinger (n.) One who swings or whirls.

Swinger (n.) One who swinges.

Swinger (n.) Anything very large, forcible, or astonishing.

Swinger (n.) A person who engages frequently in lively and fashionable pursuits, such as attending night clubs or discos.

Swinger (n.) A person who engages freely in sexual intercourse.

Swingle (v. i.) To dangle; to wave hanging.

Swingle (v. i.) To swing for pleasure.

Swingled (imp. & p. p.) of Swingle

Swingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swingle

Swingle (v. t.) To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch.

Swingle (v. t.) To beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds.

Swingle (n.) A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; -- called also swingling knife, swingling staff, and swingling wand.

Swinglebar (n.) A swingletree.

Swingletail (n.) The thrasher, or fox shark. See Thrasher.

Swingletree (v. i.) A whiffletree, or whippletree. See Singletree.

Swingling () a. & n. from Swingle, v. t.

Swingtree (n.) The bar of a carriage to which the traces are fastened; the whiffletree.

Swinish (a.) Of or pertaining to swine; befitting swine; like swine; hoggish; gross; beasty; as, a swinish drunkard or sot.

Swank (imp.) of Swink

Swonk () of Swink

Swonken (p. p.) of Swink

Swinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swink

Swink (v. i.) To labor; to toil; to salve.

Swink (v. t.) To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor.

Swink (v. t.) To acquire by labor.

Swink (n.) Labor; toil; drudgery.

Swinker (n.) A laborer.

Swinney (n.) See Sweeny.

Swipe (n.) A swape or sweep. See Sweep.

Swipe (n.) A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.

Swipe (n.) Poor, weak beer; small beer.

Swiped (imp. & p. p.) of Swipe

Swiping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swipe

Swipe (v. t.) To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball.

Swipe (v. t.) To pluck; to snatch; to steal.

Swiple (n.) That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel.

Swipper (a.) Nimble; quick.

Swirled (imp. & p. p.) of Swirl

Swirling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swirl

Swirl (n.) To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy.

Swirl (n.) A whirling motion; an eddy, as of water; a whirl.

Swish (v. t.) To flourish, so as to make the sound swish.

Swish (v. t.) To flog; to lash.

Swish (v. i.) To dash; to swash.

Swish (n.) A sound of quick movement, as of something whirled through the air.

Swish (n.) Light driven spray.

Swiss (n.sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Switzer; the people of Switzerland.

Swiss (a.) Of or pertaining to Switzerland, or the people of Switzerland.

Switch (n.) A small, flexible twig or rod.

Switch (n.) A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.

Switch (n.) A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.

Switch (n.) A mechanical device for shifting an electric current to another circuit.

Switched (imp. & p. p.) of Switch

Switching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Switch

Switch (v. t.) To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.

Switch (v. t.) To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.

Switch (v. t.) To trim, as, a hedge.

Switch (v. t.) To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.

Switch (v. t.) To shift to another circuit.

Switch (v. i.) To walk with a jerk.

Switchel (n.) A beverage of molasses and water, seasoned with vinegar and ginger.

Switching () a. & n. from Switch, v.

Switchmen (pl. ) of Switchman

Switchman (n.) One who tends a switch on a railway.

Switchy (a.) Whisking.

Swithe (adv.) Instantly; quickly; speedily; rapidly.

Switzer (n.) A native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Swiss.

Swive (v. t.) To copulate with (a woman).

Swivel (a.) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.

Swivel (a.) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun.

Swivel (v. i.) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.

Swivel-eyed (a.) Squint-eyed.

Swizzle (v. t.) To drink; to swill.

Swizzle (n.) Ale and beer mixed; also, drink generally.

Swob (n. & v.) See Swab.

Swobber (n.) See Swabber.

Swobber (n.) Four privileged cards, formerly used in betting at the game of whist.

Swollen () p. p. of Swell.

Swollen (a.) Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams.

Swoln () Contraction of Swollen, p. p.

Swom () imp. of Swim.

Swooned (imp. & p. p.) of Swoon

Swooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swoon

Swoon (v. i.) To sink into a fainting fit, in which there is an apparent suspension of the vital functions and mental powers; to faint; -- often with away.

Swoon (n.) A fainting fit; syncope.

Swooning () a. & n. from Swoon, v.

Swooped (imp. & p. p.) of Swoop

Swooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swoop

Swoop (n.) To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken.

Swoop (n.) To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep.

Swoop (v. i.) To descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to swoop.

Swoop (v. i.) To pass with pomp; to sweep.

Swoop (n.) A falling on and seizing, as the prey of a rapacious bird; the act of swooping.

Swoopstake (n.) See Sweepstake.

Swoopstake (adv.) Altogether; indiscriminately.

Swop (v. & n.) Same as Swap.

Sword (n.) An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp/pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.

Sword (n.) Hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or of authority and power.

Sword (n.) Destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension.

Sword (n.) The military power of a country.

Sword (n.) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.

Swordbill (n.) A humming bird (Docimastes ensiferus) having a very long, slender bill, exceeding the length of the body of the bird.

Sworded (a.) Girded with a sword.

Sworder (n.) One who uses, or fights with, a sword; a swordsman; a soldier; a cutthroat.

Swordfish (n.) A very large oceanic fish (Xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiidae. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long.

Swordfish (n.) The gar pike.

Swordfish (n.) The cutlass fish.

Swordfish (n.) A southern constellation. See Dorado, 1.

Swordick (n.) The spotted gunnel (Muraenoides gunnellus).

Swording (n.) Slashing with a sword.

Swordless (a.) Destitute of a sword.

Swordmen (pl. ) of Swordman

Swordman (n.) A swordsman.

Swordplay (n.) Fencing; a sword fight.

Swordplayer (n.) A fencer; a gladiator; one who exhibits his skill in the use of the sword.

Sword-shaped (a.) Shaped like a sword; ensiform, as the long, flat leaves of the Iris, cattail, and the like.

Swordsmen (pl. ) of Swordsman

Swordsman (n.) A soldier; a fighting man.

Swordsman (n.) One skilled of a use of the sword; a professor of the science of fencing; a fencer.

Swordsmanship (n.) The state of being a swordsman; skill in the use of the sword.

Swordtail (n.) The limulus.

Swordtail (n.) Any hemipterous insect of the genus Uroxiphus, found upon forest trees.

Swore () imp. of Swear.

Sworn () p. p. of Swear.

Swough (n.) A sound; a groan; a moan; a sough.

Swough (n.) A swoon.

Swound (v. & n.) See Swoon, v. & n.

'Swounds (interj.) An exclamation contracted from God's wounds; -- used as an oath.

Swown (v. & n.) Swoon.

Swum () imp. & p. p. of Swim.

Swung () imp. & p. p. of Swing.

Swythe (adv.) Quickly. See Swithe.

Twaddle (v. i. & t.) To talk in a weak and silly manner, like one whose faculties are decayed; to prate; to prattle.

Twaddle (n.) Silly talk; gabble; fustian.

Twaddler (n.) One who prates in a weak and silly manner, like one whose faculties are decayed.

Twaddling () a. & n. from Twaddle, v.

Twaddy (n.) Idle trifling; twaddle.

Twagger (n.) A lamb.

Twain (a. & n.) Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque.

Twaite (n.) A European shad; -- called also twaite shad. See Shad.

Twaite (n.) A piece of cleared ground. See Thwaite.

Twang (n.) A tang. See Tang a state.

Twanged (imp. & p. p.) of Twang

Twanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twang

Twang (v. i.) To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring twanged.

Twang (v. t.) To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it go suddenly.

Twang (n.) A harsh, quick sound, like that made by a stretched string when pulled and suddenly let go; as, the twang of a bowstring.

Twang (n.) An affected modulation of the voice; a kind of nasal sound.

Twangle (v. i. & t.) To twang.

Twank (v. t.) To cause to make a sharp twanging sound; to twang, or twangle.

Twankay (n.) See Note under Tea, n., 1.

'T was () A contraction of it was.

Twattle (v. i.) To prate; to talk much and idly; to gabble; to chatter; to twaddle; as, a twattling gossip.

Twattle (v. t.) To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.

Twattle (n.) Act of prating; idle talk; twaddle.

Twattler (n.) One who twattles; a twaddler.

Tway (a. & n.) Two; twain.

Twayblade (n.) Any one of several orchidaceous plants which have only two leaves, as the species of Listera and of Liparis.

Tweag (v. t.) To tweak.

Tweag (n.) Alt. of Tweague

Tweague (n.) A pinching condition; perplexity; trouble; distress.

Tweak (v. t.) To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch; as, to tweak the nose.

Tweak (n.) A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch; as, a tweak of the nose.

Tweak (n.) Trouble; distress; tweag.

Tweak (n.) A prostitute.

Tweed (n.) A soft and flexible fabric for men's wear, made wholly of wool except in some inferior kinds, the wool being dyed, usually in two colors, before weaving.

Tweedle (v. t.) To handle lightly; -- said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.

Tweedle (v. t.) To twist.

Tweel (n. & v.) See Twill.

Tweer (n.) Same as Tuyere.

Tweese (n.) Alt. of Tweeze

Tweeze (n.) A surgeon's case of instruments.

Tweezers (n. pl.) Small pinchers used to pluck out hairs, and for other purposes.

Twelfth (a.) Next in order after the eleventh; coming after eleven others; -- the ordinal of twelve.

Twelfth (a.) Consisting, or being one of, twelve equal parts into which anything is divided.

Twelfth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by twelve; one of twelve equal parts of one whole.

Twelfth (n.) The next in order after the eleventh.

Twelfth (n.) An interval comprising an octave and a fifth.

Twelfth-cake (n.) An ornamented cake distributed among friends or visitors on the festival of Twelfth-night.

Twelfth-day (n.) See Twelfthtide.

Twelfth-night (n.) The evening of Epiphany, or the twelfth day after Christmas, observed as a festival by various churches.

Twelfth-second (n.) A unit for the measurement of small intervals of time, such that 1012 (ten trillion) of these units make one second.

Twelfthtide (n.) The twelfth day after Christmas; Epiphany; -- called also Twelfth-day.

Twelve (a.) One more that eleven; two and ten; twice six; a dozen.

Twelve (n.) The number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen.

Twelve (n.) A symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii.

Twelvemo (a. & n.) See Duodecimo.

Twelvemonth (n.) A year which consists of twelve calendar months.

Twelvepence (n.) A shilling sterling, being about twenty-four cents.

Twelvepenny (a.) Sold for a shilling; worth or costing a shilling.

Twelvescore (n. & a.) Twelve times twenty; two hundred and forty.

Twentieth (a.) Next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; -- the ordinal of twenty.

Twentieth (a.) Consisting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided.

Twentieth (n.) The next in order after the nineteen; one coming after nineteen others.

Twentieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole.

Twenty (a.) One more that nineteen; twice; as, twenty men.

Twenty (a.) An indefinite number more or less that twenty.

Twenties (pl. ) of Twenty

Twenty (n.) The number next following nineteen; the sum of twelve and eight, or twice ten; twenty units or objects; a score.

Twenty (n.) A symbol representing twenty units, as 20, or xx.

Twentyfold (a.) Twenty times as many.

Twenty-fourmo (a.) Having twenty-four leaves to a sheet; as, a twenty-fourmo form, book, leaf, size, etc.

Twenty-fourmo (n.) A book composed of sheets, each of which is folded into twenty-four leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book whose sheets are so folded; -- usually written 24mo, or 24!.

Twey (a.) Two.

Tweyfold (a.) Twofold.

Twibil (n.) A kind of mattock, or ax; esp., a tool like a pickax, but having, instead of the points, flat terminations, one of which is parallel to the handle, the other perpendicular to it.

Twibil (n.) A tool for making mortises.

Twibil (n.) A reaping hook.

Twibilled (a.) Armed or provided with a twibil or twibils.

Twice (adv.) Two times; once and again.

Twice (adv.) Doubly; in twofold quantity or degree; as, twice the sum; he is twice as fortunate as his neighbor.

Twiddle (v. t.) To touch lightly, or play with; to tweedle; to twirl; as, to twiddle one's thumbs; to twiddle a watch key.

Twiddle (v. i.) To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles.

Twiddle (n.) A slight twist with the fingers.

Twiddle (n.) A pimple.

Twifallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Twifallow

Twifallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twifallow

Twifallow (v. t.) To plow, or fallow, a second time (land that has been once fallowed).

Twifold (a.) Twofold; double.

Twigged (imp. & p. p.) of Twig

Twigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twig

Twig (v. t.) To twitch; to pull; to tweak.

Twig (v. t.) To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me?

Twig (v. t.) To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover.

Twig (n.) A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size.

Twig (v. t.) To beat with twigs.

Twiggen (a.) Made of twigs; wicker.

Twigger (n.) A fornicator.

Twiggy (a.) Of or pertaining to a twig or twigs; like a twig or twigs; full of twigs; abounding with shoots.

Twight (v. t.) To twit.

Twight () p. p. of Twitch.

Twighte () imp. of Twitch.

Twigless (a.) Having no twigs.

Twigsome (a.) Full of, or abounding in, twigs; twiggy.

Twilight (n.) The light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18! below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.

Twilight (n.) faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed.

Twilight (a.) Seen or done by twilight.

Twilight (a.) Imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure.

Twilled (imp. & p. p.) of Twill

Twilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twill

Twill (v. i.) To weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.

Twill (v. t.) An appearance of diagonal lines or ribs produced in textile fabrics by causing the weft threads to pass over one and under two, or over one and under three or more, warp threads, instead of over one and under the next in regular succession, as in plain weaving.

Twill (v. t.) A fabric women with a twill.

Twill (v. t.) A quill, or spool, for yarn.

Twilly (n.) A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a willy or willying machine; -- called also twilly devil, and devil. See Devil, n., 6, and Willy.

Twilt (n.) A quilt.

Twin (a.) Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister.

Twin (a.) Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with.

Twin (a.) Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts.

Twin (a.) Composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.

Twin (n.) One of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts as well as to human young.

Twin (n.) A sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini.

Twin (n.) A person or thing that closely resembles another.

Twin (n.) A compound crystal composed of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other.

Twinned (imp. & p. p.) of Twin

Twinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twin

Twin (v. i.) To bring forth twins.

Twin (v. i.) To be born at the same birth.

Twin (v. t.) To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way.

Twin (v. t.) To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob.

Twin (v. i.) To depart from a place or thing.

Twinborn (a.) Born at the same birth.

Twine (n.) A twist; a convolution.

Twine (n.) A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.

Twine (n.) The act of twining or winding round.

Twined (imp. & p. p.) of Twine

Twining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twine

Twine (n.) To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.

Twine (n.) To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.

Twine (n.) To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.

Twine (n.) To change the direction of.

Twine (n.) To mingle; to mix.

Twine (v. i.) To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.

Twine (v. i.) To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.

Twine (v. i.) To turn round; to revolve.

Twine (v. i.) To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.

Twiner (n.) Any plant which twines about a support.

Twinged (imp. & p. p.) of Twinge

Twinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twinge

Twinge (v. i.) To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.

Twinge (v. i.) To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.

Twinge (v. i.) To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.

Twinge (n.) A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.

Twinge (n.) A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.

Twining (a.) Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support; as, the hop is a twinning plant.

Twining (a.) The act of one who, or that which, twines; (Bot.) the act of climbing spirally.

Twink (v. i.) To twinkle.

Twink (n.) A wink; a twinkling.

Twink (n.) The chaffinch.

Twinkled (imp. & p. p.) of Twinkle

Twinkling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twinkle

Twinkle (v. i.) To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.

Twinkle (v. i.) To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.

Twinkle (n.) A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye.

Twinkle (n.) A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.

Twinkle (n.) The time of a wink; a twinkling.

Twinkler (n.) One who, or that which, twinkles, or winks; a winker; an eye.

Twinkling (n.) The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle.

Twinkling (n.) A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars.

Twinkling (n.) The time of a wink; a moment; an instant.

Twinleaf (n.) See Jeffersonia.

Twinlike (a.) Closely resembling; being a counterpart.

Twinling (n.) A young or little twin, especially a twin lamb.

Twinned (a.) Composed of parts united according to a law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.

Twinner (n.) One who gives birth to twins; a breeder of twins.

Twinning (n.) The assemblage of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other in accordance with some definite law; also, rarely, in artificial twinning (accomplished for example by pressure), the process by which this reversal is brought about.

Twinter (n.) A domestic animal two winters old.

Twire (n.) A twisted filament; a thread.

Twire (v. i.) To peep; to glance obliquely; to leer.

Twire (v. i.) To twinkle; to glance; to gleam.

Twire (v. i.) To sing, or twitter.

Twire-pipe (n.) A vagabond musician.

Twirled (imp. & p. p.) of Twirl

Twirling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twirl

Twirl (v. t.) To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers.

Twirl (v. i.) To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.

Twirl (n.) The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.

Twirl (n.) A twist; a convolution.

Twisted (imp. & p. p.) of Twist

Twisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twist

Twist (v. t.) To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

Twist (v. t.) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.

Twist (v. t.) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.

Twist (v. t.) To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

Twist (v. t.) To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.

Twist (v. t.) To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.

Twist (v. t.) Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.

Twist (v. t.) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

Twist (v. i.) To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

Twist (v. i.) To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

Twist (n.) The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.

Twist (n.) The form given in twisting.

Twist (n.) That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.

Twist (n.) A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.

Twist (n.) A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.

Twist (n.) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.

Twist (n.) A roll of twisted dough, baked.

Twist (n.) A little twisted roll of tobacco.

Twist (n.) One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.

Twist (n.) A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.

Twist (n.) The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

Twist (n.) A beverage made of brandy and gin.

Twist (v. t.) A twig.

Twiste () imp. of Twist.

Twisted (a.) Contorted; crooked spirally; subjected to torsion; hence, perverted.

Twister (n.) One who twists; specifically, the person whose occupation is to twist or join the threads of one warp to those of another, in weaving.

Twister (n.) The instrument used in twisting, or making twists.

Twister (n.) A girder.

Twister (n.) The inner part of the thigh, the proper place to rest upon when on horseback.

Twistical (a.) Crooked; tortuous; hence, perverse; unfair; dishonest.

Twisting () a. & n. from Twist.

Twitted (imp. & p. p.) of Twit

Twitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twit

Twit (v. t.) To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault, defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.

Twitched (imp. & p. p.) of Twitch

Twitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twitch

Twitch (v. t.) To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.

Twitch (n.) The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve.

Twitch (n.) A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.

Twitch (n.) A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse. By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation.

Twitcher (n.) One who, or that which, twitches.

Twitch grass () See Quitch grass.

Twite (n.) The European tree sparrow.

Twite (n.) The mountain linnet (Linota flavirostris).

Twitlark (n.) The meadow pipit.

Twitter (n.) One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider.

Twittered (imp. & p. p.) of Twitter

Twittering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twitter

Twitter (v. i.) To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.

Twitter (v. i.) To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle.

Twitter (v. i.) To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.

Twitter (v. t.) To utter with a twitter.

Twitter (n.) The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow.

Twitter (n.) A half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially restrained; a titter; a giggle.

Twitter (n.) A slight trembling or agitation of the nerves.

Twittering (n.) The act of one who, or that which, twitters.

Twittering (n.) A slight nervous excitement or agitation, such as is caused by desire, expectation, or suspense.

Twittingly (adv.) In a twitting manner; with upbraiding.

Twittle-twattle (n.) Tattle; gabble.

'Twixt () An abbreviation of Betwixt, used in poetry, or in colloquial language.

'Twixt-brain (n.) The thalamen/cephalon.

Two (n.) One and one; twice one.

Two (n.) The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects.

Two (n.) A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.

Two-capsuled (a.) Having two distinct capsules; bicapsular.

Two-cleft (a.) Divided about half way from the border to the base into two segments; bifid.

Two-decker (n.) A vessel of war carrying guns on two decks.

Two-edged (a.) Having two edges, or edges on both sides; as, a two-edged sword.

Twofold (a.) Double; duplicate; multiplied by two; as, a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument.

Twofold (adv.) In a double degree; doubly.

Two-foot (a.) Measuring two feet; two feet long, thick, or wide; as, a two-foot rule.

Two-forked (a.) Divided into two parts, somewhat after the manner of a fork; dichotomous.

Two-hand (a.) Employing two hands; as, the two-hand alphabet. See Dactylology.

Two-handed (a.) Having two hands; -- often used as an epithet equivalent to large, stout, strong, or powerful.

Two-handed (a.) Used with both hands; as, a two-handed sword.

Two-handed (a.) Using either hand equally well; ambidextrous.

Two-lipped (a.) Having two lips.

Two-lipped (a.) Divided in such a manner as to resemble the two lips when the mouth is more or less open; bilabiate.

Two-parted (a.) Divided from the border to the base into two distinct parts; bipartite.

Twopence (n.) A small coin, and money of account, in England, equivalent to two pennies, -- minted to a fixed annual amount, for almsgiving by the sovereign on Maundy Thursday.

Twopenny (a.) Of the value of twopence.

Two-ply (a.) Consisting of two thicknesses, as cloth; double.

Two-ply (a.) Woven double, as cloth or carpeting, by incorporating two sets of warp thread and two of weft.

Two-ranked (a.) Alternately disposed on exactly opposite sides of the stem so as to from two ranks; distichous.

Two-sided (a.) Having two sides only; hence, double-faced; hypocritical.

Two-sided (a.) Symmetrical.

Two-tongued (a.) Double-tongued; deceitful.

Twyblade (n.) See Twayblade.

Uwarowite (n.) Ouvarovite.

Ywar (a.) Aware; wary.

Ywis (adv.) Certainly; most likely; truly; probably.

Zwanziger (n.) An Austrian silver coin equivalent to 20 kreutzers, or about 10 cents.

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Mark McCracken

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