Singular Nouns Starting with I
Iamatology (n.) Materia Medica; that branch of therapeutics which treats of remedies.
Iamb (n.) An iambus or iambic.
Iambic (n.) An iambic foot; an iambus.
Iambic (n.) A verse composed of iambic feet.
Iambic (n.) A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.
Iambus (n.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in /mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.
Ianthina (n.) Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell, and violet snail.
Iatrochemist (n.) A physician who explained or treated diseases upon chemical principles; one who practiced iatrochemistry.
Iatrochemistry (n.) Chemistry applied to, or used in, medicine; -- used especially with reference to the doctrines in the school of physicians in Flanders, in the 17th century, who held that health depends upon the proper chemical relations of the fluids of the body, and who endeavored to explain the conditions of health or disease by chemical principles.
Iatromathematician (n.) One of a school of physicians in Italy, about the middle of the 17th century, who tried to apply the laws of mechanics and mathematics to the human body, and hence were eager student of anatomy; -- opposed to the iatrochemists.
Ibex (n.) One of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also steinbok.
Ibis (n.) Any bird of the genus Ibis and several allied genera, of the family Ibidae, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds, having a long, curved beak, and feed largely on reptiles.
Ice (n.) Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystal
Ice (n.) Concreted sugar.
Ice (n.) Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen.
Ice (n.) Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice.
Iceberg (n.) A large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean.
Icebird (n.) An Arctic sea bird, as the Arctic fulmar.
Icefall (n.) A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.
Icelander (n.) A native, or one of the Scandinavian people, of Iceland.
Icelandic (n.) The language of the Icelanders. It is one of the Scandinavian group, and is more nearly allied to the Old Norse than any other language now spoken.
Iceman (n.) A man who is skilled in traveling upon ice, as among glaciers.
Iceman (n.) One who deals in ice; one who retails or delivers ice.
Icequake (n.) The crash or concussion attending the breaking up of masses of ice, -- often due to contraction from extreme cold.
Ichneumon (n.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverridae. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is noted for destroying the eggs and young of the crocodile as well as various snakes and lizards, and hence was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians. The common species of India (H. griseus), known as the mongoose, has similar habits and is often domesticated. It is noted for killin>
Ichneumon (n.) Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera.
Ichneumonidan (n.) One of the Ichneumonidae.
Ichnite (n.) A fossil footprint; as, the ichnites in the Triassic sandstone.
Ichnography (n.) A horizontal section of a building or other object, showing its true dimensions according to a geometric scale; a ground plan; a map; also, the art of making such plans.
Ichnolite (n.) A fossil footprint; an ichnite.
Ichnolithology (n.) Same as Ichnology.
Ichnology (n.) The branch of science which treats of fossil footprints.
Ichnoscopy (n.) The search for the traces of anything.
Ichor (n.) An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods.
Ichor (n.) A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc.
Ichorhaemia (n.) Infection of the blood with ichorous or putrid substances.
Ichthidin (n.) A substance from the egg yolk of osseous fishes.
Ichthin (n.) A nitrogenous substance resembling vitellin, present in the egg yolk of cartilaginous fishes.
Ichthulin (n.) A substance from the yolk of salmon's egg.
Ichthus (n.) In early Christian and eccesiastical art, an emblematic fish, or the Greek word for fish, which combined the initials of the Greek words /, /, / /, /, Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior.
Ichthyocol (n.) Alt. of Ichthyocolla
Ichthyocolla (n.) Fish glue; isinglass; a glue prepared from the sounds of certain fishes.
Ichthyocoprolite (n.) Fossil dung of fishes.
Ichthyodorulite (n.) One of the spiny plates foundon the back and tail of certain skates.
Ichthyography (n.) A treatise on fishes.
Ichthyolatry (n.) Worship of fishes, or of fish-shaped idols.
Ichthyolite (n.) A fossil fish, or fragment of a fish.
Ichthyologist (n.) One versed in, or who studies, ichthyology.
Ichthyology (n.) The natural history of fishes; that branch of zoology which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits.
Ichthyomancy (n.) Divination by the heads or the entrails of fishes.
Ichthyophagist (n.) One who eats, or subsists on, fish.
Ichthyohagy (n.) The practice of eating, or living upon, fish.
Ichthyophthalmite (n.) See Apophyllite.
Ichthyopterygium (n.) The typical limb, or lateral fin, of fishes.
Ichthyornis (n.) An extinct genus of toothed birds found in the American Cretaceous formation. It is remarkable for having biconcave vertebrae, and sharp, conical teeth set in sockets. Its wings were well developed. It is the type of the order Odontotormae.
Ichthyosaur (n.) One of the Ichthyosaura.
Ichthyosaurian (n.) One of the Ichthyosauria.
Ichthyosaurus (n.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; -- so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations.
Ichthyosis (n.) A disease in which the skin is thick, rough, and scaly; -- called also fishskin.
Ichthyotomist (n.) One skilled in ichthyotomy.
Ichthyoomy (n.) The anatomy or dissection of fishes.
Ichthys (n.) Same as Ichthus.
Icicle (n.) A pendent, and usually conical, mass of ice, formed by freezing of dripping water; as, the icicles on the eaves of a house.
Iciness (n.) The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity.
Icing (n.) A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting.
Ickle (n.) An icicle.
Icon (n.) An image or representation; a portrait or pretended portrait.
Iconism (n.) The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a de
Iconoclasm (n.) The doctrine or practice of the iconoclasts; image breaking.
Iconoclast (n.) A breaker or destroyer of images or idols; a determined enemy of idol worship.
Iconoclast (n.) One who exposes or destroys impositions or shams; one who attacks cherished beliefs; a radical.
Iconodule (n.) Alt. of Iconodulist
Iconodulist (n.) One who serves images; -- opposed to an iconoclast.
Iconographer (n.) A maker of images.
Iconography (n.) The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons; as, the iconography of the ancients.
Iconography (n.) The study of representative art in general.
Iconolater (n.) One who worships images.
Iconolatry (n.) The worship of images as symbols; -- distinguished from idolatry, the worship of images themselves.
Iconology (n.) The discussion or description of portraiture or of representative images. Cf. Iconography.
Iconomachy (n.) Hostility to images as objects of worship.
Iconophilist (n.) A student, or lover of the study, of iconography.
Icosahedron (n.) A solid bounded by twenty sides or faces.
Icositetrahedron (n.) A twenty-four-sided solid; a tetragonal trisoctahedron or trapezohedron.
Icteric (n.) A remedy for the jaundice.
Ictus (n.) The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. Arsis.
Ictus (n.) A stroke or blow, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
Id (n.) A small fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus idus or Idus idus) of Europe. A domesticated variety, colored like the goldfish, is called orfe in Germany.
Ide (n.) Same as Id.
Idea (n.) The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual.
Idea (n.) A general notion, or a conception formed by generalization.
Idea (n.) Hence: Any object apprehended, conceived, or thought of, by the mind; a notion, conception, or thought; the real object that is conceived or thought of.
Idea (n.) A belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development.
Idea (n.) A plan or purpose of action; intention; design.
Idea (n.) A rational conception; the complete conception of an object when thought of in all its essential elements or constituents; the necessary metaphysical or constituent attributes and relations, when conceived in the abstract.
Idea (n.) A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from eternity in the mind of the Deity.
Ideal (n.) A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
Idealism (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.
Idealism (n.) Conception of the ideal; imagery.
Idealism (n.) The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.
Idealist (n.) One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations.
Idealist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of idealism.
Ideality (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.
Ideality (n.) The capacity to form ideals of beauty or perfection.
Ideality (n.) The conceptive faculty.
Idealization (n.) The act or process of idealizing.
Idealization (n.) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
Idealizer (n.) An idealist.
Idealogue (n.) One given to fanciful ideas or theories; a theorist; a spectator.
Ideat (n.) Alt. of Ideate
Ideate (n.) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.
Ideation (n.) The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.
Identicalness (n.) The quality or state of being identical; sameness.
Identification (n.) The act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified.
Identism (n.) The doctrine taught by Schelling, that matter and mind, and subject and object, are identical in the Absolute; -- called also the system / doctrine of identity.
Identity (n.) The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness.
Identity (n.) The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.
Identity (n.) An identical equation.
Ideogeny (n.) The science which treats of the origin of ideas.
Ideogram (n.) An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.
Ideogram (n.) A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, /, $, /, etc.
Ideogram (n.) A phonetic symbol; a letter.
Ideograph (n.) Same as Ideogram.
Ideographics (n.) The system of writing in ideographic characters; also, anything so written.
Ideography (n.) The representation of ideas independently of sounds, or in an ideographic manner, as sometimes is done in shorthand writing, etc.
Ideologist (n.) One who treats of ideas; one who theorizes or idealizes; one versed in the science of ideas, or who advocates the doctrines of ideology.
Ideology (n.) The science of ideas.
Ideology (n.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.
Ideo-motion (n.) An ideo-motor movement.
Idioblast (n.) An individual cell, differing greatly from its neighbours in regard to size, structure, or contents.
Idiocrasis (n.) Idiocracy.
Idiocracy (n.) Peculiarity of constitution; that temperament, or state of constitution, which is peculiar to a person; idiosyncrasy.
Idiocy (n.) The condition or quality of being an idiot; absence, or marked deficiency, of sense and intelligence.
Idioelectric (n.) An idioelectric substance.
Idiograph (n.) A mark or signature peculiar to an individual; a trade-mark.
Idiolatry (n.) Self-worship; excessive self-esteem.
Idiom (n.) The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.
Idiom (n.) An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author.
Idiom (n.) Dialect; a variant form of a language.
Idiopathy (n.) A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection.
Idiopathy (n.) A morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease.
Idioplasm (n.) Same as Idioplasma.
Idioplasma (n.) That portion of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary transmission; -- distinguished from the other portion, which is termed nutritive plasma. See Hygroplasm.
Idiosyncrasy (n.) A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.
Idiot (n.) A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office.
Idiot (n.) An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus.
Idiot (n.) A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent.
Idiot (n.) A fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach.
Idiotcy (n.) Idiocy.
Idioticon (n.) A dictionary of a peculiar dialect, or of the words and phrases peculiar to one part of a country; a glossary.
Idiotism (n.) An idiom; a form, mode of expression, or signification, peculiar to a language.
Idiotism (n.) Lack of knowledge or mental capacity; idiocy; foolishness.
Idiotry (n.) Idiocy.
Idleness (n.) The condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness.
Idler (n.) One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
Idler (n.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.
Idler (n.) An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.
Idless (n.) Alt. of Idlesse
Idlesse (n.) Idleness.
Idocrase (n.) Same as Vesuvianite.
Idol (n.) An image or representation of anything.
Idol (n.) An image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other being or thing, made or used as an object of worship; a similitude of a false god.
Idol (n.) That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.
Idol (n.) A false notion or conception; a fallacy.
Idolastre (n.) An idolater.
Idolater (n.) A worshiper of idols; one who pays divine honors to images, statues, or representations of anything made by hands; one who worships as a deity that which is not God; a pagan.
Idolater (n.) An adorer; a great admirer.
Idolatress (n.) A female worshiper of idols.
Idolatry (n.) The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods.
Idolatry (n.) Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration.
Idolism (n.) The worship of idols.
Idolist (n.) A worshiper of idols.
Idolizer (n.) One who idolizes or loves to the point of reverence; an idolater.
Idoloclast (n.) A breaker of idols; an iconoclast.
Idorgan (n.) A morphological unit, consisting of two or more plastids, which does not possess the positive character of the person or stock, in distinction from the physiological organ or biorgan. See Morphon.
Idrialite (n.) A bituminous substance obtained from the mercury mines of Idria, where it occurs mixed with cinnabar.
Idumean (n.) An inhabitant of Idumea, an Edomite.
Idyl (n.) A short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like.
Igasurine (n.) An alkaloid found in nux vomica, and extracted as a white crystal
Igloo (n.) An Eskimo snow house.
Igloo (n.) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
Ignicolist (n.) A worshiper of fire.
Ignipotence (n.) Power over fire.
Ignition (n.) The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.
Ignition (n.) The state of being ignited or kindled.
Ignitor (n.) One who, or that which, produces ignition; especially, a contrivance for igniting the powder in a torpedo or the like.
Ignobility (n.) Ignobleness.
Ignobleness (n.) State or quality of being ignoble.
Ignominy (n.) Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
Ignominy (n.) An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
Ignomy (n.) Ignominy.
Ignoramus (n.) We are ignorant; we ignore; -- being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used.
Ignoramus (n.) A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
Ignorance (n.) The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.
Ignorance (n.) A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have.
Ignorant (n.) A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous.
Ignorantism (n.) The spirit of those who extol the advantage to ignorance; obscuriantism.
Ignorantist (n.) One opposed to the diffusion of knowledge; an obscuriantist.
Ignote (n.) One who is unknown.
Iguana (n.) Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidae. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.
Iguanodon (n.) A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe. See Illustration in Appendix.
Ihlang-ihlang (n.) A rich, powerful, perfume, obtained from the volatile oil of the flowers of Canada odorata, an East Indian tree.
Ihram (n.) The peculiar dress worn by pilgrims to Mecca.
Ile (n.) Ear of corn.
Ile (n.) An aisle.
Ile (n.) An isle.
Ileum (n.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.
Ileum (n.) See Ilium.
Ileus (n.) A morbid condition due to intestinal obstruction. It is characterized by complete constipation, with griping pains in the abdomen, which is greatly distended, and in the later stages by vomiting of fecal matter. Called also ileac, / iliac, passion.
Ilex (n.) The holm oak (Quercus Ilex).
Ilex (n.) A genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, including the common holly.
liad (n.) A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on the destruction of Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.
Ilicin (n.) The bitter principle of the holly.
Iliopsoas (n.) The great flexor muscle of the hip joint, divisible into two parts, the iliac and great psoas, -- often regarded as distinct muscles.
Ilium (n.) The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate.
Ilixanthin (n.) A yellow dye obtained from the leaves of the holly.
Ill (n.) Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.
Ill (n.) Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.
Illaqueation (n.) The act of catching or insnaring.
Illaqueation (n.) A snare; a trap.
Illation (n.) The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.
Illative (n.) An illative particle, as for, because.
Illecebration (n.) Allurement.
Illegality (n.) The quality or condition of being illegal; unlawfulness; as, the illegality of trespass or of false imprisonment; also, an illegal act.
Illegalness (n.) Illegality, unlawfulness.
Illegibility (n.) The state or quality of being illegible.
Illegitimacy (n.) The state of being illegitimate.
Illegitimation (n.) The act of illegitimating; bastardizing.
Illegitimation (n.) The state of being illegitimate; illegitimacy.
Illiberalism (n.) Illiberality.
Illiberality (n.) The state or quality of being illiberal; narrowness of mind; meanness; niggard
Illiberalness (n.) The state of being illiberal; illiberality.
Illicium (n.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.
Illimitation (n.) State of being illimitable; want of, or freedom from, limitation.
Illinition (n.) A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment.
Illinition (n.) A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.
Illiquation (n.) The melting or dissolving of one thing into another.
Illision (n.) The act of dashing or striking against.
Illiteracy (n.) The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census.
Illiteracy (n.) An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.
Illiterature (n.) Want of learning; illiteracy.
Illness (n.) The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.
Illness (n.) Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.
Illness (n.) Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.
Illocality (n.) Want of locality or place.
Illuminant (n.) That which illuminates or affords light; as, gas and petroleum are illuminants.
Illuminate (n.) One who enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge.
Illumination (n.) The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
Illumination (n.) Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
Illumination (n.) Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.
Illuminatism (n.) Illuminism.
Illuminator (n.) One whose occupation is to adorn books, especially manuscripts, with miniatures, borders, etc. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.
Illuminee (n.) One of the Illuminati.
Illuminer (n.) One who, or that which, illuminates.
Illuminism (n.) The principles of the Illuminati.
Illusion (n.) An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.
Illusion (n.) Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour.
Illusion (n.) A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.
Illusion (n.) A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.
Illusionist (n.) One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.
Illusiveness (n.) The quality of being illusive; deceptiveness; false show.
Illustration (n.) The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
Illustration (n.) That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
Illustration (n.) A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
Illustrator (n.) One who illustrates.
Illustriousness (n.) The state or quality of being eminent; greatness; grandeur; glory; fame.
Illutation (n.) The act or operation of smearing the body with mud, especially with the sediment from mineral springs; a mud bath.
Ill-wisher (n.) One who wishes ill to another; an enemy.
Ilmenite (n.) Titanic iron. See Menaccanite.
Ilmenium (n.) A supposed element claimed to have been discovered by R.Harmann.
Ilvaite (n.) A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.
Image (n.) An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
Image (n.) Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
Image (n.) Show; appearance; cast.
Image (n.) A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Image (n.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
Image (n.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one's image in a mirror.
Imager (n.) One who images or forms likenesses; a sculptor.
Imagery (n.) The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
Imagery (n.) Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
Imagery (n.) The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
Imagery (n.) Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
Imaginability (n.) Capacity for imagination.
Imaginant (n.) An imaginer.
Imaginariness (n.) The state or quality of being imaginary; unreality.
Imaginary (n.) An imaginary expression or quantity.
Imagination (n.) The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
Imagination (n.) The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
Imagination (n.) The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
Imagination (n.) A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
Imaginationalism (n.) Idealism.
Imaginer (n.) One who forms ideas or conceptions; one who contrives.
Imago (n.) An image.
Imago (n.) The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of Ant-lion, and Army worm.
Imam (n.) Alt. of Imaum
Iman (n.) Alt. of Imaum
Imaum (n.) Among the Mohammedans, a minister or priest who performs the regular service of the mosque.
Imaum (n.) A Mohammedan prince who, as a successor of Mohammed, unites in his person supreme spiritual and temporal power.
Imaret (n.) A lodging house for Mohammedan pilgrims.
Imbankment (n.) The act of surrounding with a bank; a bank or mound raised for defense, a roadway, etc.; an embankment. See Embankment.
Imbargo (n.) See Embargo.
Imbecile (n.) One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.
Imbecility (n.) The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind.
Imbenching (n.) A raised work like a bench.
Imber-goose (n.) The loon. See Ember-goose.
Imbiber (n.) One who, or that which, imbibes.
Imbibition (n.) The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition of poisons.
Imbitterer (n.) One who, or that which, imbitters.
Imbitterment (n.) The act of imbittering; bitter feeling; embitterment.
Imbonity (n.) Want of goodness.
Imbosture (n.) Embossed or raised work.
Imbowment (n.) act of imbowing; an arch; a vault.
Imbracery (n.) Embracery.
Imbrication (n.) An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
Imbrocado (n.) Cloth of silver or of gold.
Imbrocata (n.) Alt. of Imbroccata
Imbroccata (n.) A hit or thrust.
Imbroglio (n.) An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
Imbroglio (n.) A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
Imbruement (n.) The act of imbruing or state of being imbrued.
Imbrutement (n.) The act of imbruting, or the state of being imbruted.
Imbuement (n.) The act of imbuing; the state of being imbued; hence, a deep tincture.
Imbursement (n.) The act of imbursing, or the state of being imbursed.
Imbursement (n.) Money laid up in stock.
Imbution (n.) An imbuing.
Imesatin (n.) A dark yellow, crystal
Imide (n.) A compound with, or derivative of, the imido group; specif., a compound of one or more acid radicals with the imido group, or with a monamine; hence, also, a derivative of ammonia, in which two atoms of hydrogen have been replaced by divalent basic or acid radicals; -- frequently used as a combining form; as, succinimide.
Imitability (n.) The quality of being imitable.
Imitableness (n.) The state or quality of being imitable; worthness of imitation.
Imitancy (n.) Tendency to imitation.
Imitation (n.) The act of imitating.
Imitation (n.) That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
Imitation (n.) One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
Imitation (n.) The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.
Imitative (n.) A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance.
Imitater (n.) One who imitates.
Imitatorship (n.) The state or office of an imitator.
Imitatress (n.) A woman who is an imitator.
Imitatrix (n.) An imitatress.
Immanation (n.) A flowing or entering in; -- opposed to emanation.
Immanence (n.) Alt. of Immanency
Immanency (n.) The condition or quality of being immanent; inherence; an indwelling.
Immanity (n.) The state or quality of being immane; barbarity.
Immanuel (n.) God with us; -- an appellation of the Christ.
Immaterialism (n.) The doctrine that immaterial substances or spiritual being exist, or are possible.
Immaterialism (n.) The doctrine that external bodies may be reduced to mind and ideas in a mind; any doctrine opposed to materialism or phenomenalism, esp. a system that maintains the immateriality of the soul; idealism; esp., Bishop Berkeley's theory of idealism.
Immaterialist (n.) One who believes in or professes, immaterialism.
Immateriality (n.) The state or quality of being immaterial or incorporeal; as, the immateriality of the soul.
Immaterialness (n.) The state or quality of being immaterial; immateriality.
Immatureness (n.) The state or quality of being immature; immaturity.
Immaturity (n.) The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness.
Immeability (n.) Want of power to pass, or to permit passage; impassableness.
Immeasurability (n.) The quality of being immeasurable; immensurability.
Immeasurableness (n.) The state or quality of being immeasurable.
Immediacy (n.) The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness.
Immediateness (n.) The quality or relations of being immediate in manner, place, or time; exemption from second or interventing causes.
Immedeatism (n.) Immediateness.
Immenseness (n.) The state of being immense.
Immensity (n.) The state or quality of being immense; inlimited or immeasurable extension; infinity; vastness in extent or bulk; greatness.
Immensurability (n.) The quality of being immensurable.
Immerit (n.) Want of worth; demerit.
Immersion (n.) The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx.
Immersion (n.) Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
Immersion (n.) The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
Immersion (n.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; -- opposed to emersion.
Immersionist (n.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
Immethodicalness (n.) Want of method.
Immigrant (n.) One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; -- correlative of emigrant.
Immigration (n.) The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
Imminence (n.) The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence of any danger or distress.
Imminence (n.) That which is imminent; impending evil or danger.
Imminution (n.) A lessening; diminution; decrease.
Immiscibility (n.) Incapability of being mixed, or mingled.
Immission (n.) The act of immitting, or of sending or thrusting in; injection; -- the correlative of emission.
Immixture (n.) Freedom from mixture; purity.
Immobility (n.) The condition or quality of being immobile; fixedness in place or state.
Immoderacy (n.) Immoderateness.
Immoderancy (n.) Immoderateness; excess.
Immoderateness (n.) The quality of being immoderate; excess; extravagance.
Immoderation (n.) Want of moderation.
Immodesty (n.) Want of modesty, delicacy, or decent reserve; indecency.
Immolation (n.) The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.
Immolation (n.) That which is immolated; a sacrifice.
Immolator (n.) One who offers in sacrifice; specifically, one of a sect of Russian fanatics who practice self-mutilatio and sacrifice.
Immorality (n.) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
Immorality (n.) An immoral act or practice.
Immortal (n.) One who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation.
Immortalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of the immortality of the soul.
Immortality (n.) The quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance; as, the immortality of the soul.
Immortality (n.) Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity; as, the immortality of fame.
Immortalization (n.) The act of immortalizing, or state of being immortalized.
Immortelle (n.) A plant with a conspicuous, dry, unwithering involucre, as the species of Antennaria, Helichrysum, Gomphrena, etc. See Everlasting.
Immortification (n.) Failure to mortify the passions.
Immovability (n.) The quality or state of being immovable; fixedness; steadfastness; as, immovability of a heavy body; immovability of purpose.
Immovable (n.) That which can not be moved.
Immovable (n.) Lands and things adherent thereto by nature, as trees; by the hand of man, as buildings and their accessories; by their destination, as seeds, plants, manure, etc.; or by the objects to which they are applied, as servitudes.
Immovableness (n.) Quality of being immovable.
Immundicity (n.) Uncleanness; filthness.
Immure (n.) A wall; an inclosure.
Immurement (n.) The act iif immuring, or the state of being immured; imprsonment.
Immutability (n.) The state or quality of being immutable; immutableness.
Immutation (n.) Change; alteration; mutation.
Imp (n.) A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
Imp (n.) An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
Imp (n.) A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
Imp (n.) Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing
Imp (n.) To graft; to insert as a scion.
Imp (n.) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip.
Impackment (n.) The state of being closely surrounded, crowded, or pressed, as by ice.
Impact (n.) Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.
Impact (n.) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.
Impaction (n.) The driving of one fragment of bone into another so that the fragments are not movable upon each other; as, impaction of the skull or of the hip.
Impaction (n.) An immovable packing; (Med.), a lodgment of something in a strait or passage of the body; as, impaction of the fetal head in the strait of the pelvis; impaction of food or feces in the intestines of man or beast.
Impair (n.) Diminution; injury.
Impairer (n.) One who, or that which, impairs.
Impairment (n.) The state of being impaired; injury.
Impalement (n.) The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
Impalement (n.) An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
Impalement (n.) That which hedges in; inclosure.
Impalement (n.) The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical
Impalla (n.) The pallah deer of South Africa.
Impalpability (n.) The quality of being impalpable.
Impanator (n.) One who holds the doctrine of impanation.
Impanelment (n.) The act or process of impaneling, or the state of being impaneled.
Imparity (n.) Inequality; disparity; disproportion; difference of degree, rank, excellence, number, etc.
Imparity (n.) Lack of comparison, correspondence, or suitableness; incongruity.
Imparity (n.) Indivisibility into equal parts; oddness.
Imparlance (n.) Mutual discourse; conference.
Imparlance (n.) Time given to a party to talk or converse with his opponent, originally with the object of effecting, if possible, an amicable adjustment of the suit. The actual object, however, has long been merely to obtain further time to plead, or answer to the allegations of the opposite party.
Imparlance (n.) Hence, the delay or continuance of a suit.
Imparsonee (n.) A clergyman so inducted.
Impart (n.) To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to impart food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.
Impart (n.) To obtain a share of; to partake of.
Impart (n.) To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
Impartance (n.) Impartation.
Impartation (n.) The act of imparting, or the thing imparted.
Imparter (n.) One who imparts.
Impartialist (n.) One who is impartial.
Impartiality (n.) The quality of being impartial; freedom from bias or favoritism; disinterestedness; equitableness; fairness; as, impartiality of judgment, of treatment, etc.
Impartialness (n.) Impartiality.
Impartibility (n.) The quality of being impartible; communicability.
Impartibility (n.) The quality of being incapable of division into parts; indivisibility.
Impartment (n.) The act of imparting, or that which is imparted, communicated, or disclosed.
Impassibleness (n.) Impassibility.
Impassivity (n.) The quality of being insusceptible of feeling, pain, or suffering; impassiveness.
Impastation (n.) The act of making into paste; that which is formed into a paste or mixture; specifically, a combination of different substances by means of cements.
Impasto (n.) The thickness of the layer or body of pigment applied by the painter to his canvas with especial reference to the juxtaposition of different colors and tints in forming a harmonious whole.
Impatience (n.) The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.
Impatiency (n.) Impatience.
Impatiens (n.) A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; -- so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and snapweed. I. Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.
Impatient (n.) One who is impatient.
Impatronization (n.) Absolute seignory or possession; the act of investing with such possession.
Impeach (n.) Hindrance; impeachment.
Impeacher (n.) One who impeaches.
Impeachment (n.) The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached
Impeachment (n.) Hindrance; impediment; obstruction.
Impeachment (n.) A calling to account; arraignment; especially, of a public officer for maladministration.
Impeachment (n.) A calling in question as to purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach; as, an impeachment of motives.
Impeccability (n.) the quality of being impeccable; exemption from sin, error, or offense.
Impeccable (n.) One who is impeccable; esp., one of a sect of Gnostic heretics who asserted their sinlessness.
Impeccancy (n.) Sinlessness.
Impecuniosity (n.) The state of being impecunious.
Impediment (n.) That which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect.
Impedition (n.) A hindering; a hindrance.
Impellent (n.) An impelling power or force.
Impeller (n.) One who, or that which, impels.
Impendence (n.) Alt. of Impendency
Impendency (n.) The state of impending; also, that which impends.
Impenetrability (n.) Quality of being impenetrable.
Impenetrability (n.) That property in virtue of which two portions of matter can not at the same time occupy the same portion of space.
Impenetrability (n.) Insusceptibility of intellectual or emotional impression; obtuseness; stupidity; coldness.
Impenetrableness (n.) The quality of being impenetrable; impenetrability.
Impenitence (n.) The condition of being impenitent; failure or refusal to repent; hardness of heart.
Impenitency (n.) Impenitence.
Impenitent (n.) One who is not penitent.
Impennate (n.) One of the Impennes.
Imperative (n.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
Imperator (n.) A commander; a leader; an emperor; -- originally an appellation of honor by which Roman soldiers saluted their general after an important victory. Subsequently the title was conferred as a recognition of great military achievements by the senate, whence it carried wiht it some special privileges. After the downfall of the Republic it was assumed by Augustus and his successors, and came to have the meaning now attached to the word emperor.
Imperceptibility (n.) The state or quality of being imperceptible.
Imperception (n.) Want of perception.
Imperdibility (n.) The state or quality of being imperdible.
Imperfect (n.) The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect tense.
Imperfectibility (n.) The state or quality of being imperfectible.
Imperfectness (n.) The state of being imperfect.
Imperforation (n.) The state of being without perforation.
Imperial (n.) The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
Imperial (n.) An outside seat on a diligence.
Imperial (n.) A luggage case on the top of a coach.
Imperial (n.) Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drowing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
Imperial (n.) A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars.
Imperial (n.) A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
Imperialism (n.) The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.
Imperialist (n.) One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.
Imperiality (n.) Imperial power.
Imperiality (n.) An imperial right or privilegs. See Royalty.
Imperially (n.) Imperial power.
Imperilment (n.) The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled.
Imperiousnes (n.) The quality or state of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness.
Imperishability (n.) The quality of being imperishable: indstructibility.
Impermanence (n.) Alt. of Impermanency
Impermanency (n.) lack of permanence.
Impermeability (n.) The quality of being impermeable.
Impersonal (n.) That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an impersonal verb.
Impersonality (n.) The quality of being impersonal; want or absence of personality.
Impersonation (n.) Alt. of Impersonification
Impersonification (n.) The act of impersonating; personification; investment with personality; representation in a personal form.
Impersonator (n.) One who impersonates; an actor; a mimic.
Imperspicuity (n.) Want of perspicuity or clearness; vaguness; ambiguity.
Impertinence (n.) The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
Impertinence (n.) Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
Impertinence (n.) That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.
Impertinency (n.) Impertinence.
Impertinent (n.) An impertinent person.
Impertransibility (n.) The quality or state of being impertransible.
Imperturbation (n.) Freedom from agitation of mind; calmness; quietude.
Imperviability (n.) The quality of being imperviable.
Impery (n.) Empery.
Impetigo (n.) A cutaneous, pustular eruption, not attended with fever; usually, a kind of eczema with pustulation.
Impetration (n.) The act of impetrating, or obtaining by petition or entreaty.
Impetration (n.) The obtaining of benefice from Rome by solicitation, which benefice belonged to the disposal of the king or other lay patron of the realm.
Impetuosity (n.) The condition or quality of being impetuous; fury; violence.
Impetuosity (n.) Vehemence, or furiousnes of temper.
Impetus (n.) A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum.
Impetus (n.) Fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force.
Impetus (n.) The aititude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece.
Imphee (n.) The African sugar cane (Holcus saccharatus), -- resembling the sorghum, or Chinese sugar cane.
Impiety (n.) The quality of being impious; want of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungod
Impiety (n.) An impious act; an act of wickednes.
Impignoration (n.) The act of pawning or pledging; the state of being pawned.
Imping (n.) The act or process of grafting or mending.
Imping (n.) The process of repairing broken feathers or a deficient wing.
Impingement (n.) The act of impinging.
Impinguation (n.) The act of making fat, or the state of being fat or fattened.
Impire (n.) See Umpire.
Implacability (n.) The quality or state of being implacable.
Implacableness (n.) The quality of being implacable; implacability.
Implacental (n.) A mammal having no placenta.
Implantation (n.) The act or process of implantating.
Implausibility (n.) Want of plausibility; the quality of being implausible.
Impleader (n.) One who prosecutes or sues another.
Implement (n.) That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war.
Impletion (n.) The act of filling, or the state of being full.
Impletion (n.) That which fills up; filling.
Implexion (n.) Act of involving, or state of being involved; involution.
Implication (n.) The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.
Implication (n.) An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
Implicitness (n.) State or quality of being implicit.
Implicity (n.) Implicitness.
Implodent (n.) An implosive sound.
Imploration (n.) The act of imploring; earnest supplication.
Implorator (n.) One who implores.
Implore (n.) Imploration.
Implorer (n.) One who implores.
Implosion (n.) A burstion inwards, as of a vessel from which the air has been exhausted; -- contrasted with explosion.
Implosion (n.) A sudden compression of the air in the mouth, simultaneously with and affecting the sound made by the closure of the organs in uttering p, t, or k, at the end of a syllable (
Implosive (n.) An implosive sound, an implodent.
Impluvium (n.) In Roman dwellings, a cistern or tank, set in the atrium or peristyle to recieve the water from the roof, by means of the compluvium; generally made ornamental with flowers and works of art around its birm.
Impoisoner (n.) A poisoner.
Impoisonment (n.) The act of poisoning or impoisoning.
Impolicy (n.) The quality of being impolitic; inexpedience; unsuitableness to the end proposed; bads policy; as, the impolicy of fraud.
Impoliticness (n.) The quality of being impolitic.
Imponderability (n.) The quality or state of being imponderable; imponderableness.
Imponderable (n.) An imponderable substance or body; specifically, in the plural, a name formerly applied to heat, light, electricity, and magnetism, regarded as subtile fluids destitute of weight but in modern science little used.
Imponderableness (n.) The quality or state of being imponderable.
Impoofo (n.) The eland.
Impoon (n.) The duykerbok.
Imporosity (n.) The state or quality of being imporous; want of porosity; compactness.
Import (n.) Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
Import (n.) That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
Import (n.) Importance; weight; consequence.
Importance (n.) The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
Importance (n.) Subject; matter.
Importance (n.) Import; meaning; significance.
Importance (n.) Importunity; solicitation.
Importancy (n.) Importance; significance; consequence; that which is important.
Importer (n.) One who imports; the merchant who brings goods into a country or state; -- opposed to exporter.
Importunacy (n.) The quality of being importunate; importunateness.
Importunator (n.) One who importunes; an importuner.
Importuner (n.) One who importunes.
Importunity (n.) The quality of being importunate; pressing or pertinacious solicitation; urgent request; incessant or frequent application; troublesome pertinacity.
Imposableness (n.) Quality of being imposable.
Impose (n.) A command; injunction.
Imposement (n.) Imposition.
Imposer (n.) One who imposes.
Imposing (n.) The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.
Imposingness (n.) The quality of being imposing.
Imposition (n.) The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
Imposition (n.) That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
Imposition (n.) An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
Imposition (n.) An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.
Imposition (n.) The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
Imposition (n.) The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4.
Impossibility (n.) The quality of being impossible; impracticability.
Impossibility (n.) An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.
Impossibility (n.) Inability; helplessness.
Impossible (n.) An impossibility.
Impost (n.) That which is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or duty; especially, a duty or tax laid by goverment on goods imported into a country.
Impost (n.) The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
Imposthumation (n.) The act of forming an abscess; state of being inflamed; suppuration.
Imposthumation (n.) An abscess; an imposthume.
Imposthume (n.) A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess.
Impostor (n.) One who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender.
Impostorship (n.) The condition, character, or practice of an impostor.
Impostress (n.) Alt. of Impostrix
Impostrix (n.) A woman who imposes upon or deceives others.
Impostrous (n.) Characterized by imposture; deceitful.
Imposturage (n.) Imposture; cheating.
Imposture (n.) The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
Impostury (n.) Imposture.
Impotence (n.) Alt. of Impotency
Impotency (n.) The quality or condition of being impotent; want of strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral; weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility.
Impotency (n.) Want of self-restraint or self-control.
Impotency (n.) Want of procreative power; inability to copulate, or beget children; also, sometimes, sterility; barrenness.
Impotent (n.) One who is imoitent.
Impoundage (n.) The act of impounding, or the state of being impounded.
Impoundage (n.) The fee or fine for impounding.
Impounder (n.) One who impounds.
Impoverisher (n.) One who, or that which, impoverishes.
Impoverishment (n.) The act of impoverishing, or the state of being impoverished; reduction to poverty.
Imp-pole (n.) A pole for supporting a scaffold.
Impracticability (n.) The state or quality of being impracticable; infeasibility.
Impracticability (n.) An impracticable thing.
Impracticability (n.) Intractableness; stubbornness.
Impracticableness (n.) The state or quality of being impracticable; impracticability.
Imprecation (n.) The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.
Imprecision (n.) Want of precision.
Impregnability (n.) The quality or state of being impregnable; invincibility.
Impregnant (n.) That which impregnates.
Impregnation (n.) The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.
Impregnation (n.) The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoon) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.
Impregnation (n.) That with which anything is impregnated.
Impregnation (n.) Intimate mixture; influsion; saturation.
Impregnation (n.) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.
Impreparation (n.) Want of preparation.
Impresa (n.) A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like.
Impresario (n.) The projector, manager, or conductor, of an opera or concert company.
Imprescriptibility (n.) The quality of being imprescriptible.
Imprese (n.) A device. See Impresa.
Impress (n.) To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
Impress (n.) The act of impressing or making.
Impress (n.) A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
Impress (n.) Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
Impress (n.) A device. See Impresa.
Impress (n.) The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
Impressibility (n.) The quality of being impressible; susceptibility.
Impression (n.) The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
Impression (n.) That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
Impression (n.) That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
Impression (n.) Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
Impression (n.) An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
Impression (n.) Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
Impression (n.) The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time.
Impression (n.) In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
Impression (n.) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
Impressionability (n.) The quality of being impressionable.
Impressionableness (n.) The quality of being impressionable.
Impressionism (n.) The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; -- a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.
Impressionist (n.) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism, so called.
Impressment (n.) The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors.
Impressor (n.) One who, or that which, impresses.
Impressure (n.) Dent; impression.
Imprest (n.) To advance on loan.
Imprevalence (n.) Alt. of Imprevalency
Imprevalency (n.) Want of prevalence.
Impreventability (n.) The state or quality of being impreventable.
Imprimatur (n.) A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the press, approval of that which is published.
Imprimery (n.) A print; impression.
Imprimery (n.) A printing establishment.
Imprimery (n.) The art of printing.
Impriming (n.) A beginning.
Imprisoner (n.) One who imprisons.
Imprison ment (n.) The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned; confinement; restraint.
Improbability (n.) The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood; also, that which is improbable; an improbable event or result.
Improbation (n.) The act of disapproving; disapprobation.
Improbation (n.) The act by which falsehood and forgery are proved; an action brought for the purpose of having some instrument declared false or forged.
Improbity (n.) Lack of probity; want of integrity or rectitude; dishonesty.
Improficience (n.) Alt. of Improficiency
Improficiency (n.) Want of proficiency.
Impromptu (n.) Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.
Impromptu (n.) A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece.
Improperation (n.) The act of upbraiding or taunting; a reproach; a taunt.
Improperty (n.) Impropriety.
Impropriation (n.) The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated.
Impropriation (n.) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation.
Impropriation (n.) A benefice in the hands of a layman, or of a lay corporation.
Impropriator (n.) One who impropriates; specifically, a layman in possession of church property.
Impropriatrix (n.) A female impropriator.
Impropriety (n.) The quality of being improper; unfitness or unsuitableness to character, time place, or circumstances; as, impropriety of behavior or manners.
Impropriety (n.) That which is improper; an unsuitable or improper act, or an inaccurate use of language.
Improsperity (n.) Want of prosperity.
Improvability (n.) The state or quality of being improvable; improvableness.
Improvement (n.) The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
Improvement (n.) The act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
Improvement (n.) The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
Improvement (n.) Increase; growth; progress; advance.
Improvement (n.) Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
Improvement (n.) A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
Improver (n.) One who, or that which, improves.
Improvidence (n.) The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift.
Improvisation (n.) The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry, and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the organ.
Improvisation (n.) That which is improvised; an impromptu.
Improvisator (n.) An improviser, or improvvisatore.
Improvisatore (n.) See Improvvisatore.
Improvisatrice (n.) See Improvvisatrice.
Improviser (n.) One who improvises.
Improvision (n.) Improvidence.
Improvvisatore (n.) One who composes and sings or recites rhymes and short poems extemporaneously.
Improvvisatrice (n.) A female improvvisatore.
Imprudence (n.) The quality or state of being imprudent; want to caution, circumspection, or a due regard to consequences; indiscretion; inconsideration; reshness; also, an imprudent act; as, he was guilty of an imprudence.
Impuberty (n.) The condition of not having reached puberty, or the age of ability to reproduce one's species; want of age at which the marriage contract can be legally entered into.
Impudence (n.) The quality of being impudent; assurance, accompanied with a disregard of the presence or opinions of others; shamelessness; forwardness; want of modesty.
Impudency (n.) Impudence.
Impudicity (n.) Immodesty.
Impugnation (n.) Act of impugning; opposition; attack.
Impugner (n.) One who impugns.
Impugnment (n.) The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.
Impuissance (n.) Lack of power; inability.
Impulse (n.) The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately.
Impulse (n.) The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force.
Impulse (n.) The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body.
Impulse (n.) A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will.
Impulsion (n.) The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse.
Impulsion (n.) Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse.
Impulsive (n.) That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
Impulsiveness (n.) The quality of being impulsive.
Impulsor (n.) One who, or that which, impels; an inciter.
Impunctuality (n.) Neglect of, or failure in, punctuality.
Impunity (n.) Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.
Impuration (n.) Defilement; obscuration.
Impureness (n.) The quality or condition of being impure; impurity.
Impurity (n.) The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration.
Impurity (n.) That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.
Impurity (n.) Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.
Imputability (n.) The quality of being imputable; imputableness.
Imputableness (n.) Quality of being imputable.
Imputer (n.) One who imputes.
Imrigh (n.) A peculiar strong soup or broth, made in Scotland.
In (n.) One who is in office; -- the opposite of out.
In (n.) A reentrant angle; a nook or corner.
Inability (n.) The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; want of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity.
Inablement (n.) See Enablement.
Inabstinence (n.) Want of abstinence; indulgence.
Inaccessibility (n.) The quality or state of being inaccessible; inaccessibleness.
Inaccuracy (n.) The quality of being inaccurate; want of accuracy or exactness.
Inaccuracy (n.) That which is inaccurate or incorrect; mistake; fault; defect; error; as, in inaccuracy in speech, copying, calculation, etc.
Inaction (n.) Want of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness.
Inactivity (n.) The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the inactivity of matter.
Inactivity (n.) Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; want of energy; sluggishness.
Inactose (n.) A variety of sugar, found in certain plants. It is optically inactive.
Inactuation (n.) Operation.
Inadaptation (n.) Want of adaptation; unsuitableness.
Inadequacy (n.) The quality or state of being inadequate or insufficient; defectiveness; insufficiency; inadequateness.
Inadequation (n.) Want of exact correspondence.
Inadhesion (n.) Want of adhesion.
Inadmissibility (n.) The state or quality of being inadmissible, or not to be received.
Inadvertence (n.) Alt. of Inadvertency
Inadvertency (n.) The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
Inadvertency (n.) An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence.
Inaffability (n.) Want of affability or sociability; reticence.
Inaffectation (n.) Freedom from affectation; naturalness.
Inalienability (n.) The quality or state of being inalienable.
Inalienableness (n.) The quality or state of being inalienable; inalienability.
Inalterability (n.) The quality of being unalterable or unchangeable; permanence.
Inamorata (n.) A woman in love; a mistress.
Inamorato (n.) A male lover.
In-and-in (n.) An old game played with four dice. In signified a doublet, or two dice alike; in-and-in, either two doubles, or the four dice alike.
Inane (n.) That which is void or empty.
Inanimateness (n.) The quality or state of being inanimate.
Inanimation (n.) Want of animation; lifeless; dullness.
Inanimation (n.) Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.
Inanitiation (n.) Inanition.
Inanition (n.) The condition of being inane; emptiness; want of fullness, as in the vessels of the body; hence, specifically, exhaustion from want of food, either from partial or complete starvation, or from a disorder of the digestive apparatus, producing the same result.
Inanity (n.) Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness.
Inanity (n.) Want of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity.
Inanity (n.) An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly object; -- chiefly in pl.; as, the inanities of the world.
Inapathy (n.) Sensibility; feeling; -- opposed to apathy.
Inappellability (n.) The quality of being inappellable; finality.
Inappetence (n.) Alt. of Inappetency
Inappetency (n.) Want of appetency; want of desire.
Inapplicability (n.) The quality of being inapplicable; unfitness; inapplicableness.
Inapplication (n.) Want of application, attention, or diligence; negligence; indolence.
Inappreciation (n.) Want of appreciation.
Inapprehension (n.) Want of apprehension.
Inaptitude (n.) Want of aptitude.
Inaquation (n.) The state of being inaquate.
Inarching (n.) A method of ingrafting. See Inarch.
Inarticulateness (n.) The state or quality of being inarticulate.
Inarticulation (n.) Inarticulateness.
Inattention (n.) Want of attention, or failure to pay attention; disregard; heedlessness; neglect.
Inaudibility (n.) The quality of being inaudible; inaudibleness.
Inaugural (n.) An inaugural address.
Inauguration (n.) The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
Inauguration (n.) The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
Inaugurator (n.) One who inaugurates.
Inauration (n.) The act or process of gilding or covering with gold.
Inbeaming (n.) Shining in.
Inbeing (n.) Inherence; inherent existence.
Inbreak (n.) Alt. of Inbreaking
Inbreaking (n.) A breaking in; inroad; invasion.
Inburst (n.) A bursting in or into.
Inc (n.) A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one twelfth yards.
Inca (n.) An emperor or monarch of Peru before, or at the time of, the Spanish conquest; any member of this royal dynasty, reputed to have been descendants of the sun.
Inca (n.) The people governed by the Incas, now represented by the Quichua tribe.
Incagement (n.) Confinement in, or as in, cage.
Incalculability (n.) The quality or state of being incalculable.
Incalescence (n.) The state of being incalescent, or of growing warm.
Incalescency (n.) Incalescence.
Incameration (n.) The act or process of uniting lands, rights, or revenues, to the ecclesiastical chamber, i. e., to the pope's domain.
Incandescence (n.) A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat.
Incantation (n.) The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment.
Incantation (n.) A formula of words used as above.
Incapability (n.) The quality of being incapable; incapacity.
Incapability (n.) Want of legal qualifications, or of legal power; as, incapability of holding an office.
Incapable (n.) One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.
Incapableness (n.) The quality or state of being incapable; incapability.
Incapacitation (n.) The act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification.
Incapacity (n.) Want of capacity; lack of physical or intellectual power; inability.
Incapacity (n.) Want of legal ability or competency to do, give, transmit, or receive something; inability; disqualification; as, the inacapacity of minors to make binding contracts, etc.
Incapsulation (n.) The process of becoming, or the state or condition of being, incapsulated; as, incapsulation of the ovum in the uterus.
Incarceration (n.) The act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment.
Incarceration (n.) Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
Incarceration (n.) A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, but not great enough to cause strangulation.
Incarcerator (n.) One who incarcerates.
Incarnation (n.) The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature.
Incarnation (n.) The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.
Incarnation (n.) An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.
Incarnation (n.) A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.
Incarnation (n.) The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.
Incarnative (n.) An incarnative medicine.
Incarnification (n.) The act of assuming, or state of being clothed with, flesh; incarnation.
Incasement (n.) The act or process of inclosing with a case, or the state of being incased.
Incasement (n.) That which forms a case, covering, or inclosure.
Incatenation (n.) The act of linking together; enchaining.
Incaution (n.) Want of caution.
Incavation (n.) Act of making hollow; also, a hollow; an exvation; a depression.
Incelebrity (n.) Want of celebrity or distinction; obscurity.
Incendiarism (n.) The act or practice of maliciously setting fires; arson.
Incendiary (n.) Any person who maliciously sets fire to a building or other valuable or other valuable property.
Incendiary (n.) A person who excites or inflames factions, and promotes quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter.
Incensation (n.) The offering of incense.
Incense (n.) To offer incense to. See Incense.
Incense (n.) To perfume with, or as with, incense.
Incense (n.) The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity.
Incense (n.) The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.
Incense (n.) Also used figuratively.
Incensement (n.) Fury; rage; heat; exasperation; as, implacable incensement.
Incenser (n.) One who instigates or incites.
Incension (n.) The act of kindling, or the state of being kindled or on fire.
Incensor (n.) A kindler of anger or enmity; an inciter.
Incensory (n.) The vessel in which incense is burned and offered; a censer; a thurible.
Incenter (n.) The center of the circle inscribed in a triangle.
Incentive (n.) That which moves or influences the mind, or operates on the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives to action.
Inception (n.) Beginning; commencement; initiation.
Inception (n.) Reception; a taking in.
Inceptive (n.) An inceptive word, phrase, or clause.
Inceptor (n.) A beginner; one in the rudiments.
Inceptor (n.) One who is on the point of taking the degree of master of arts at an English university.
Inceration (n.) The act of smearing or covering with wax.
Incertain (n.) Uncertain; doubtful; unsteady.
Incertainty (n.) Uncertainty.
Incertitude (n.) Uncertainty; doubtfulness; doubt.
Incessancy (n.) The quality of being incessant; unintermitted continuance; unceasingness.
Incession (n.) Motion on foot; progress in walking.
Incest (n.) The crime of cohabitation or sexual commerce between persons related within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Inch (n.) An island; -- often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inchcolm, Inchkeith, etc.
Inch (n.) A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called
Inch (n.) A small distance or degree, whether of time or space; hence, a critical moment.
Inchangeability (n.) Unchangeableness.
Incharity (n.) Want of charity.
Inchastity (n.) Unchastity.
Inchipin (n.) See Inchpin.
Inchmeal (n.) A piece an inch long.
Inchoation (n.) Act of beginning; commencement; inception.
Inchoative (n.) An inchoative verb. See Inceptive.
Inchpin (n.) The sweetbread of a deer.
Inchworm (n.) The larva of any geometrid moth. See Geometrid.
Incidence (n.) A falling on or upon; an incident; an event.
Incidence (n.) The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface.
Incidency (n.) Incidence.
Incident (n.) That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.
Incident (n.) That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.
Incident (n.) Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal.
Incendental (n.) An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural, an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not particularized; as, the expense of tuition and incidentals.
Incineration (n.) The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation.
Incipience (n.) Alt. of Incipiency
Incipiency (n.) Beginning; commencement; incipient state.
Incirclet (n.) A small circle.
Incircumscription (n.) Condition or quality of being incircumscriptible or limitless.
Incircumspection (n.) Want of circumspection.
Incision (n.) The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.
Incision (n.) That which is produced by incising; the separation of the parts of any substance made by a cutting or pointed instrument; a cut; a gash.
Incision (n.) Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.
Incisor (n.) One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. See Tooth.
Incisure (n.) A cut; an incision; a gash.
Incitant (n.) That which incites; an inciting agent or cause; a stimulant.
Incitation (n.) The act of inciting or moving to action.
Incitation (n.) That which incites to action; that which rouses or prompts; incitement; motive; incentive.
Incitative (n.) A provocative; an incitant; a stimulant.
Incitement (n.) The act of inciting.
Incitement (n.) That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse.
Inciter (n.) One who, or that which, incites.
Incivility (n.) The quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness.
Incivility (n.) Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.
Incivility (n.) Want of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism.
Incivilization (n.) The state of being uncivilized; want of civilization; barbarism.
Incivism (n.) Want of civism; want of patriotism or love to one's country; unfriend
Inclamation (n.) Exclamation.
Incle (n.) Same as Inkle.
Inclemency (n.) The state or quality of being inclement; want of clemency; want of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity.
Inclemency (n.) Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe cold, wind, rain, or snow.
Inclinableness (n.) The state or quality of being inclinable; inclination.
Inclinnation (n.) The act of inclining, or state of being inc
Inclinnation (n.) A direction or tendency from the true vertical or horizontal direction; as, the inclination of a column, or of a road bed.
Inclinnation (n.) A tendency towards another body or point.
Inclinnation (n.) The angle made by two
Inclinnation (n.) A leaning or tendency of the mind, feelings, preferences, or will; propensity; a disposition more favorable to one thing than to another; favor; desire; love.
Inclinnation (n.) A person or thing loved or admired.
Inclinnation (n.) Decantation, or tipping for pouring.
Inclining (n.) Inclination; disposition.
Inclining (n.) Party or side chosen; a following.
Inclinnometer (n.) An apparatus to determine the inclination of the earth's magnetic force to the plane of the horizon; -- called also inclination compass, and dip circle.
Incloser (n.) One who, or that which, incloses; one who fences off land from common grounds.
Inclosure (n.) The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence.
Inclosure (n.) That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up.
Inclosure (n.) That which incloses; a barrier or fence.
Inclusion (n.) The act of including, or the state of being included; limitation; restriction; as, the
Inclusion (n.) A foreign substance, either liquid or solid, usually of minute size, inclosed in the mass of a mineral.
Incoalescence (n.) The state of not coalescing.
Incoexistence (n.) The state of not coexisting.
Incogitance (n.) Alt. of Incogitancy
Incogitancy (n.) Want of thought, or of the power of thinking; thoughtlessness; unreasonableness.
Incogitativity (n.) The quality of being incogitative; want of thought or of the power of thinking.
Incognita (n.) A woman who is unknown or in disguise.
Incognita (n.) The state of being in disguise; -- said of a woman.
Incognizance (n.) Failure to cognize, apprehended, or notice.
Incoherence (n.) Alt. of Incoherency
Incoherency (n.) The quality or state of being incoherent; want of coherence; want of cohesion or adherence.
Incoherency (n.) Want of connection; incongruity; inconsistency; want of agreement or dependence of one part on another; as, the incoherence of arguments, facts, etc.
Incoherency (n.) That which is incoherent.
Incoherentness (n.) Incoherence.
Incoincidence (n.) The quality of being incoincident; want of coincidence.
Incolumity (n.) Safety; security.
Incombustibility (n.) The quality of being incombustible.
Income (n.) A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
Income (n.) That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted.
Income (n.) That gain which proceeds from labor, business, property, or capital of any kind, as the produce of a farm, the rent of houses, the proceeds of professional business, the profits of commerce or of occupation, or the interest of money or stock in funds, etc.; revenue; receipts; salary; especially, the annual receipts of a private person, or a corporation, from property; as, a large income.
Income (n.) That which is taken into the body as food; the ingesta; -- sometimes restricted to the nutritive, or digestible, portion of the food. See Food. Opposed to output.
Incomer (n.) One who comes in.
Incomer (n.) One who succeeds another, as a tenant of land, houses, etc.
Incoming (n.) The act of coming in; arrival.
Incoming (n.) Income; gain.
Incomity (n.) Want of comity; incivility; rudeness.
Incommensurability (n.) The quality or state of being incommensurable.
Incommensurable (n.) One of two or more quantities which have no common measure.
Incommixture (n.) A state of being unmixed; separateness.
Incommodation (n.) The state of being incommoded; inconvenience.
Incommode (n.) An inconvenience.
Incommodement (n.) The act of incommoded.
Incommodity (n.) Inconvenience; trouble; annoyance; disadvantage; encumbrance.
Incommunicability (n.) The quality or state of being incommunicable, or incapable of being imparted.
Incommutability (n.) The quality or state of being incommutable.
Incompassion (n.) Want of compassion or pity.
Incompatibility (n.) The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.
Incompatible (n.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron.
Incompatibleness (n.) The quality or state of being incompatible; incompatibility.
Incompetence (n.) Alt. of Incompetency
Incompetency (n.) The quality or state of being incompetent; want of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts.
Incompetency (n.) Want of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.
Incompetibility (n.) See Incompatibility.
Incompleteness (n.) The state of being incomplete; imperfectness; defectiveness.
Incompletion (n.) Want of completion; incompleteness.
Incompliance (n.) The quality or state of being incompliant; unyielding temper; obstinacy.
Incompliance (n.) Refusal or failure to comply.
Incomprehensibility (n.) The quality of being incomprehensible, or beyond the reach of human intellect; incomprehensibleness; inconceivability; inexplicability.
Incomprehension (n.) Want of comprehension or understanding.
Incompressibility (n.) The quality of being incompressible, or incapable of reduction in volume by pressure; -- formerly supposed to be a property of liquids.
Inconceivability (n.) The quality of being inconceivable; inconceivableness.
Inconcinnity (n.) Want of concinnity or congruousness; unsuitableness.
Inconcoction (n.) The state of being undigested; unripeness; immaturity.
Incondensability (n.) Alt. of Incondensibility
Incondensibility (n.) The quality or state of being incondensable.
Inconformity (n.) Want of conformity; nonconformity.
Inconfusion (n.) Freedom from confusion; distinctness.
Incongruence (n.) Want of congruence; incongruity.
Incongruity (n.) The quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.
Incongruity (n.) Disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony.
Incongruity (n.) That which is incongruous; want of congruity.
Inconnection (n.) Disconnection.
Inconsecutiveness (n.) The state or quality of not being consecutive.
Inconsequence (n.) The quality or state of being inconsequent; want of just or logical inference or argument; inconclusiveness.
Inconsequentiality (n.) The state of being inconsequential.
Inconsequentness (n.) Inconsequence.
Inconsideracy (n.) Inconsiderateness; thoughtlessness.
Inconsiderateness (n.) The quality or state of being inconsiderate.
Inconsideration (n.) Want of due consideration; inattention to consequences; inconsiderateness.
Inconsistence (n.) Inconsistency.
Inconsistency (n.) The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be true together; disagreement; incompatibility.
Inconsistency (n.) Absurdity in argument ore narration; incoherence or irreconcilability in the parts of a statement, argument, or narration; that which is inconsistent.
Inconsistency (n.) Want of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness; changeableness; variableness.
Inconsistentness (n.) Inconsistency.
Inconsonance (n.) Alt. of Inconsonancy
Inconsonancy (n.) Want of consonance or harmony of sound, action, or thought; disagreement.
Inconstance (n.) Inconstancy.
Inconstancy (n.) The quality or state of being inconstant; want of constancy; mutability; fickleness; variableness.
Incontentation (n.) Discontent.
Incontestability (n.) The quality or state of being incontestable.
Incontinence (n.) Alt. of Incontinency
Incontinency (n.) Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; want of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.
Incontinency (n.) The inability of any of the animal organs to restrain the natural evacuations, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.
Incontinent (n.) One who is unchaste.
Incontrovertibility (n.) The state or condition of being incontrovertible.
Inconvenience (n.) The quality or condition of being inconvenient; want of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement.
Inconvenience (n.) That which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success; as, one inconvenience of life is poverty.
Inconveniency (n.) Inconvenience.
Inconvertibility (n.) The quality or state of being inconvertible; not capable of being exchanged for, or converted into, something else; as, the inconvertibility of an irredeemable currency, or of lead, into gold.
Inconvertibleness (n.) Inconvertibility.
Incoordination (n.) Want of coordination; lack of harmonious adjustment or action.
Incorporality (n.) Incorporeality.
Incorporation (n.) The act of incorporating, or the state of being incorporated.
Incorporation (n.) The union of different ingredients in one mass; mixture; combination; synthesis.
Incorporation (n.) The union of something with a body already existing; association; intimate union; assimilation; as, the incorporation of conquered countries into the Roman republic.
Incorporation (n.) The act of creating a corporation.
Incorporation (n.) A body incorporated; a corporation.
Incorporator (n.) One of a number of persons who gets a company incorporated; one of the original members of a corporation.
Incorporealism (n.) Existence without a body or material form; immateriality.
Incorporealist (n.) One who believes in incorporealism.
Incorporeality (n.) The state or quality of being incorporeal or bodiless; immateriality; incorporealism.
Incorporeity (n.) The quality of being incorporeal; immateriality.
Incorrection (n.) Want of correction, restraint, or discip
Incorrectness (n.) The quality of being incorrect; want of conformity to truth or to a standard; inaccuracy; inexactness; as incorrectness may in defect or in redundance.
Incorrespondence (n.) Alt. of Incorrespondency
Incorrespondency (n.) Want of correspondence; disagreement; disproportion.
Incorrigibility (n.) The state or quality of being incorrigible.
Incorrigible (n.) One who is corrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles.
Incorrigibleness (n.) Incorrigibility.
Incorruptibility (n.) The quality of being incorruptible; incapability of corruption.
Incorruptible (n.) One of a religious sect which arose in Alexandria, in the reign of the Emperor Justinian, and which believed that the body of Christ was incorruptible, and that he suffered hunger, thirst, pain, only in appearance.
Incorruptible (n.) The quality or state of being incorruptible.
Incorruption (n.) The condition or quality of being incorrupt or incorruptible; absence of, or exemption from, corruption.
Incorruptness (n.) Freedom or exemption from decay or corruption.
Incorruptness (n.) Probity; integrity; honesty.
Incrassation (n.) The act or process of thickening or making thick; the process of becoming thick or thicker.
Incrassation (n.) The state of being incrassated or made thick; inspissation.
Incrassative (n.) A substance which has the power to thicken; formerly, a medicine supposed to thicken the humors.
Increasement (n.) Increase.
Increaser (n.) One who, or that, increases.
Incredibility (n.) The quality or state of being incredible; incredibleness.
Incredibility (n.) That which is incredible.
Incredibleness (n.) Incredibility.
Incredulity (n.) The state or quality of being i/credulous; a withholding or refusal of belief; skepticism; unbelief; disbelief.
Incredulousness (n.) Incredulity.
Incremation (n.) Burning; esp., the act of burning a dead body; cremation.
Increment (n.) The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.
Increment (n.) Matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to decrement.
Increment (n.) The increase of a variable quantity or fraction from its present value to its next ascending value; the finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable quantity is increased.
Increment (n.) An amplification without strict climax,
Increpation (n.) A chiding; rebuke; reproof.
Incrimination (n.) The act of incriminating; crimination.
Incrustation (n.) The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.
Incrustation (n.) A crust or hard coating of anything upon or within a body, as a deposit of lime, sediment, etc., from water on the inner surface of a steam boiler.
Incrustation (n.) A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc., attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement.
Incrustation (n.) Anything inlaid or imbedded.
Incrustment (n.) Incrustation.
Incubation (n.) A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process.
Incubation (n.) The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.)
Incubation (n.) A sleeping in a consecrated place for the purpose of dreaming oracular dreams.
Incubator (n.) That which incubates, especially, an apparatus by means of which eggs are hatched by artificial heat.
Incubiture (n.) Incubation.
Incubus (n.) A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night.
Incubus (n.) The nightmare. See Nightmare.
Incubus (n.) Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties.
Inculcation (n.) A teaching and impressing by frequent repetitions.
Inculcator (n.) One who inculcates.
Inculpableness (n.) Blamelessness; faultlessness.
Inculpation (n.) Blame; censure; crimination.
Incultivation (n.) Want of cultivation.
Inculture (n.) Want or neglect of cultivation or culture.
Incumbency (n.) The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
Incumbency (n.) That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.
Incumbency (n.) That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
Incumbency (n.) The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.
Incumbent (n.) A person who is in present possession of a benefice or of any office.
Incumbition (n.) Incubation.
Incumbrance (n.) A burdensome and troublesome load; anything that impedes motion or action, or renders it difficult or laborious; clog; impediment; hindrance; check.
Incumbrance (n.) A burden or charge upon property; a claim or lien upon an estate, which may diminish its value.
Incumbrancer (n.) One who holds an incumbrance, or some legal claim, lien, or charge on an estate.
Incunabulum (n.) A work of art or of human industry, of an early epoch; especially, a book printed before a. d. 1500.
Incurability (n.) The state of being uncurable; irremediableness.
Incurable (n.) A person diseased beyond cure.
Incurableness (n.) The state of being incurable; incurability.
Incuriosity (n.) Want of curiosity or interest; inattentiveness; indifference.
Incuriousness (n.) Unconcernedness; incuriosity.
Incurrence (n.) The act of incurring, bringing on, or subjecting one's self to (something troublesome or burdensome); as, the incurrence of guilt, debt, responsibility, etc.
Incursion (n.) A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or harassing inroad; a raid.
Incursion (n.) Attack; occurrence.
Incurvation (n.) The act of bending, or curving.
Incurvation (n.) The state of being bent or curved; curvature.
Incurvation (n.) The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence.
Incurvity (n.) A state of being bent or curved; incurvation; a bending inwards.
Incus (n.) An anvil.
Incus (n.) One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear.
Incus (n.) The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
Ind (n.) India.
Indagation (n.) Search; inquiry; investigation.
Indagator (n.) A searcher; an explorer; an investigator.
Indazol (n.) A nitrogenous compound, C7H6N2, analogous to indol, and produced from a diazo derivative or cinnamic acid.
Indebtedness (n.) The state of being indebted.
Indebtedness (n.) The sum owed; debts, collectively.
Indebtment (n.) Indebtedness.
Indecence (n.) See Indecency.
Indecency (n.) The quality or state of being indecent; want of decency, modesty, or good manners; obscenity.
Indecency (n.) That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an offense against delicacy.
Indecision (n.) Want of decision; want of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation.
Indecisiveness (n.) The state of being indecisive; unsettled state.
Indecinable (n.) An indeclinable word.
Indecomposableness (n.) Incapableness of decomposition; stability; permanence; durability.
Indecorousness (n.) The quality of being indecorous; want of decorum.
Indecorum (n.) Want of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior or manners which violates the established rules of civility, custom, or etiquette; indecorousness.
Indecorum (n.) An indecorous or becoming action.
Indefatigability (n.) The state of being indefatigable.
Indefatigableness (n.) Indefatigable quality; unweariedness; persistency.
Indefatigation (n.) Indefatigableness; unweariedness.
Indefeasibility (n.) The quality of being undefeasible.
Indefectibility (n.) The quality of being indefectible.
Indefensibility (n.) The quality or state of not being defensible.
Indeficiency (n.) The state or quality of not being deficient.
Indefiniteness (n.) The quality of being indefinite.
Indefinitude (n.) Indefiniteness; vagueness; also, number or quantity not limited by our understanding, though yet finite.
Indehiscence (n.) The property or state of being indehiscent.
Indelibility (n.) The quality of being indelible.
Indelicacy (n.) The quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of mind.
Indemnification (n.) The act or process of indemnifying, preserving, or securing against loss, damage, or penalty; reimbursement of loss, damage, or penalty; the state of being indemnified.
Indemnification (n.) That which indemnifies.
Indemnity (n.) Security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the punishment of past offenses; amnesty.
Indemnity (n.) Indemnification, compensation, or remuneration for loss, damage, or injury sustained.
Indemonstrability (n.) The quality of being indemonstrable.
Indenization (n.) The act of naturalizing; endenization.
Indent (n.) A cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
Indent (n.) A stamp; an impression.
Indent (n.) A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.
Indent (n.) A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
Indentation (n.) The act of indenting or state of being indented.
Indentation (n.) A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
Indentation (n.) A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
Indentation (n.) The act of beginning a
Indentation (n.) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.
Indenting (n.) Indentation; an impression like that made by a tooth.
Indention (n.) Same as Indentation, 4.
Indentment (n.) Indenture.
Indenture (n.) The act of indenting, or state of being indented.
Indenture (n.) A mutual agreement in writing between two or more parties, whereof each party has usually a counterpart or duplicate; sometimes in the pl., a short form for indentures of apprenticeship, the contract by which a youth is bound apprentice to a master.
Independence (n.) The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
Independence (n.) Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
Independency (n.) Independence.
Independency (n.) Doctrine and polity of the Independents.
Independent (n.) One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
Independent (n.) One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
Independentism (n.) Independency; the church system of Independents.
Indesert (n.) Ill desert.
Indestructibility (n.) The quality of being indestructible.
Indeterminable (n.) An indeterminable thing or quantity.
Indetermination (n.) Want of determination; an unsettled or wavering state, as of the mind.
Indetermination (n.) Want of fixed or stated direction.
Indevotion (n.) Want of devotion; impiety; irreligion.
Index (n.) That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
Index (n.) That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
Index (n.) A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume.
Index (n.) A prologue indicating what follows.
Index (n.) The second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger.
Index (n.) The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent.
Indexer (n.) One who makes an index.
Indexterity (n.) Want of dexterity or readiness, especially in the use of the hands; clumsiness; awkwardness.
India (n.) A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
Indiaman (n.) A large vessel in the India trade.
Indian (n.) A native or inhabitant of India.
Indian (n.) One of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; -- so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India.
Indianeer (n.) An Indiaman.
Indican (n.) A glucoside obtained from woad (indigo plant) and other plants, as a yellow or light brown sirup. It has a nauseous bitter taste, a decomposes or drying. By the action of acids, ferments, etc., it breaks down into sugar and indigo. It is the source of natural indigo.
Indican (n.) An indigo-forming substance, found in urine, and other animal fluids, and convertible into red and blue indigo (urrhodin and uroglaucin). Chemically, it is indoxyl sulphate of potash, C8H6NSO4K, and is derived from the indol formed in the alimentary canal. Called also uroxanthin.
Indicant (n.) That which indicates or points out; as, an indicant of the remedy for a disease.
Indication (n.) Act of pointing out or indicating.
Indication (n.) That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
Indication (n.) Discovery made; information.
Indication (n.) Explanation; display.
Indication (n.) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
Indicative (n.) The indicative mood.
Indicator (n.) One who, or that which, shows or points out; as, a fare indicator in a street car.
Indicator (n.) A pressure gauge; a water gauge, as for a steam boiler; an apparatus or instrument for showing the working of a machine or moving part
Indicator (n.) An instrument which draws a diagram showing the varying pressure in the cylinder of an engine or pump at every point of the stroke. It consists of a small cylinder communicating with the engine cylinder and fitted with a piston which the varying pressure drives upward more or less against the resistance of a spring. A lever imparts motion to a pencil which traces the diagram on a card wrapped around a vertical drum which is turned back and forth by a string connected with the>
Indicator (n.) A telltale connected with a hoisting machine, to show, at the surface, the position of the cage in the shaft of a mine, etc.
Indicator (n.) The part of an instrument by which an effect is indicated, as an index or pointer.
Indicator (n.) Any bird of the genus Indicator and allied genera. See Honey guide, under Honey.
Indicator (n.) That which indicates the condition of acidity, alkalinity, or the deficiency, excess, or sufficiency of a standard reagent, by causing an appearance, disappearance, or change of color, as in titration or volumetric analysis.
Indicatrix (n.) A certain conic section supposed to be drawn in the tangent plane to any surface, and used to determine the accidents of curvature of the surface at the point of contact. The curve is similar to the intersection of the surface with a parallel to the tangent plane and indefinitely near it. It is an ellipse when the curvature is synclastic, and an hyperbola when the curvature is anticlastic.
Indicavit (n.) A writ of prohibition against proceeding in the spiritual court in certain cases, when the suit belongs to the common-law courts.
Indice (n.) Index; indication.
Indicolite (n.) A variety of tourma
Indictee (n.) A person indicted.
Indicter (n.) One who indicts.
Indiction (n.) Declaration; proclamation; public notice or appointment.
Indiction (n.) A cycle of fifteen years.
Indictment (n.) The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
Indictment (n.) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury.
Indictment (n.) An accusation in general; a formal accusation.
Indictor (n.) One who indicts.
Indifference (n.) The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.
Indifference (n.) Passableness; mediocrity.
Indifference (n.) Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.
Indifference (n.) Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.
Indifferency (n.) Absence of interest in, or influence from, anything; unconcernedness; equilibrium; indifferentism; indifference.
Indifferentism (n.) State of indifference; want of interest or earnestness; especially, a systematic apathy regarding what is true or false in religion or philosophy; agnosticism.
Indifferentism (n.) Same as Identism.
Indifferentism (n.) A heresy consisting in an unconcern for any particular creed, provided the morals be right and good.
Indifferentist (n.) One governed by indifferentism.
Indifulvin (n.) A reddish resinous substance, obtained from indican.
Indifuscin (n.) A brown amorphous powder, obtained from indican.
Indigeen (n.) Same as Indigene.
Indigence (n.) The condition of being indigent; want of estate, or means of comfortable subsistence; penury; poverty; as, helpless, indigence.
Indigency (n.) Indigence.
Indigene (n.) One born in a country; an aboriginal animal or plant; an autochthon.
Indigest (n.) Something indigested.
Indigestedness (n.) The state or quality of being undigested; crudeness.
Indigestibility (n.) The state or quality of being indigestible; indigestibleness.
Indigestion (n.) Lack of proper digestive action; a failure of the normal changes which food should undergo in the alimentary canal; dyspepsia; incomplete or difficult digestion.
Indigitation (n.) The act of pointing out as with the finger; indication.
Indiglucin (n.) The variety of sugar (glucose) obtained from the glucoside indican. It is unfermentable, but reduces Fehling's solution.
Indignance (n.) Alt. of Indignancy
Indignancy (n.) Indignation.
Indignation (n.) The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
Indignation (n.) The effect of anger; punishment.
Indignity (n.) Any action toward another which manifests contempt for him; an offense against personal dignity; unmerited contemptuous treatment; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with insult.
Indigo (n.) A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors.
Indigo (n.) A blue dyestuff obtained from several plants belonging to very different genera and orders; as, the woad, Isatis tinctoria, Indigofera tinctoria, I. Anil, Nereum tinctorium, etc. It is a dark blue earthy substance, tasteless and odorless, with a copper-violet luster when rubbed. Indigo does not exist in the plants as such, but is obtained by decomposition of the glycoside indican.
Indigofera (n.) A genus of leguminous plants having many species, mostly in tropical countries, several of them yielding indigo, esp. Indigofera tinctoria, and I. Anil.
Indigogen (n.) See Indigo white, under Indigo.
Indigogen (n.) Same as Indican, 2.
Indigometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the strength of an indigo solution, as in volumetric analysis.
Indigometry (n.) The art or method of determining the coloring power of indigo.
Indigotin (n.) See Indigo blue, under Indigo.
Indigrubin (n.) Same as Urrhodin.
Indihumin (n.) A brown amorphous substance resembling humin, and obtained from indican.
Indiligence (n.) Want of diligence.
Indin (n.) A dark red crystal
Indirection (n.) Oblique course or means; dishonest practices; indirectness.
Indirectness (n.) The quality or state of being indirect; obliquity; deviousness; crookedness.
Indirectness (n.) Deviation from an upright or straightforward course; unfairness; dishonesty.
Indiretin (n.) A dark brown resinous substance obtained from indican.
Indirubin (n.) A substance isomeric with, and resembling, indigo blue, and accompanying it as a side product, in its artificial production.
Indiscerpibility (n.) Alt. of Indiscerptibility
Indiscerptibility (n.) The state or quality of being indiscerpible.
Indiscovery (n.) Want of discovery.
Indiscretion (n.) The quality or state of being indiscreet; want of discretion; imprudence.
Indiscretion (n.) An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.
Indiscrimination (n.) Want of discrimination or distinction; impartiality.
Indispensability (n.) Indispensableness.
Indispensableness (n.) The state or quality of being indispensable, or absolutely necessary.
Indisposedness (n.) The condition or quality of being indisposed.
Indisposition (n.) The state of being indisposed; disinclination; as, the indisposition of two substances to combine.
Indisposition (n.) A slight disorder or illness.
Indisputability (n.) Indisputableness.
Indisdolubility (n.) The quality or state of being indissoluble.
Indissolubleness (n.) Indissolubility.
Indissolvableness (n.) Indissolubleness.
Indistancy (n.) Want of distance o/ separation; nearness.
Indistinction (n.) Want of distinction or distinguishableness; confusion; uncertainty; indiscrimination.
Indistinctness (n.) The quality or condition of being indistinct; want of definiteness; dimness; confusion; as, the indistinctness of a picture, or of comprehension; indistinctness of vision.
Indisturbance (n.) Freedom from disturbance; calmness; repose; apathy; indifference.
Inditement (n.) The act of inditing.
Inditer (n.) One who indites.
Indium (n.) A rare metallic element, discovered in certain ores of zinc, by means of its characteristic spectrum of two indigo blue
Individual (n.) A single person, animal, or thing of any kind; a thing or being incapable of separation or division, without losing its identity; especially, a human being; a person.
Individual (n.) An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.
Individual (n.) The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission.
Individualism (n.) The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.
Individualism (n.) An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.
Individuality (n.) The quality or state of being individual or constituting an individual; separate or distinct existence; oneness; unity.
Individuality (n.) The character or property appropriate or peculiar to an individual; that quality which distinguishes one person or thing from another; the sum of characteristic traits; distinctive character; as, he is a person of marked individuality.
Individualization (n.) The act of individualizing; the state of being individualized; individuation.
Individualizer (n.) One who individualizes.
Individuation (n.) The act of individuating or state of being individuated; individualization.
Individuator (n.) One who, or that which, individuates.
Individuity (n.) Separate existence; individuality; oneness.
Indivinity (n.) Want or absence of divine power or of divinity.
Indivisibility (n.) The state or property of being indivisible or inseparable; inseparability.
Indivisible (n.) That which is indivisible.
Indivisible (n.) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.
Indivisibleness (n.) The state of being indivisible; indivisibility.
Indivision (n.) A state of being not divided; oneness.
IndoBriton (n.) A person born in India, of mixed Indian and British blood; a half-caste.
Indocibility (n.) The state of being indocible; indocibleness; indocility.
Indocility (n.) The quality or state of being indocile; dullness of intellect; unteachableness; intractableness.
Indoctrination (n.) The act of indoctrinating, or the condition of being indoctrinated; instruction in the rudiments and principles of any science or system of belief; information.
Indogen (n.) A complex, nitrogenous radical, C8H5NO, regarded as the essential nucleus of indigo.
Indogenide (n.) Any one of the derivatives of indogen, which contain that group as a nucleus.
Indoin (n.) A substance resembling indigo blue, obtained artificially from certain isatogen compounds.
Indol (n.) A white, crystal
Indolence (n.) Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc.
Indolence (n.) The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or want of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.
Indolency (n.) Indolence.
Indoles (n.) Natural disposition; natural quality or abilities.
Indolin (n.) A dark resinous substance, polymeric with indol, and obtained by the reduction of indigo white.
Indophenol (n.) Any one of a series of artificial blue dyestuffs, resembling indigo in appearance, and obtained by the action of phenol on certain nitrogenous derivatives of quinone. Simple indophenol proper has not yet been isolated.
Indorsation (n.) Indorsement.
Indorsee (n.) The person to whom a note or bill is indorsed, or assigned by indorsement.
Indorsement (n.) The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other written instrument.
Indorsement (n.) That which is written on the back of a note, bill, or other paper, as a name, an order for, or a receipt of, payment, or the return of an officer, etc.; a writing, usually upon the back, but sometimes on the face, of a negotiable instrument, by which the property therein is assigned and transferred.
Indorsement (n.) Sanction, support, or approval; as, the indorsement of a rumor, an opinion, a course, conduct.
Indorser (n.) Alt. of Indorsor
Indorsor (n.) The person who indorses.
Indowment (n.) See Endowment.
Indoxyl (n.) A nitrogenous substance, C8H7NO, isomeric with oxindol, obtained as an oily liquid.
Indraught (n.) An opening from the sea into the land; an inlet.
Indraught (n.) A draught of air or flow of water setting inward.
Indris (n.) Alt. of Indri
Indri (n.) Any lemurine animal of the genus Indris.
Indubitable (n.) That which is indubitable.
Indubitableness (n.) The state or quality of being indubitable.
Inducement (n.) The act of inducing, or the state of being induced.
Inducement (n.) That which induces; a motive or consideration that leads one to action or induces one to act; as, reward is an inducement to toil.
Inducement (n.) Matter stated by way of explanatory preamble or introduction to the main allegations of a pleading; a leading to.
Inducer (n.) One who, or that which, induces or incites.
Inductility (n.) The quality or state of being inductile.
Induction (n.) The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement.
Induction (n.) An introduction or introductory scene, as to a play; a preface; a prologue.
Induction (n.) The act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, or from the individual to the universal; also, the result or inference so reached.
Induction (n.) The introduction of a clergyman into a benefice, or of an official into a office, with appropriate acts or ceremonies; the giving actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or its temporalities.
Induction (n.) A process of demonstration in which a general truth is gathered from an examination of particular cases, one of which is known to be true, the examination being so conducted that each case is made to depend on the preceding one; -- called also successive induction.
Induction (n.) The property by which one body, having electrical or magnetic polarity, causes or induces it in another body without direct contact; an impress of electrical or magnetic force or condition from one body on another without actual contact.
Inductometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the degree or rate of electrical induction.
Inductor (n.) The person who inducts another into an office or benefice.
Inductor (n.) That portion of an electrical apparatus, in which is the inducing charge or current.
Inductorium (n.) An induction coil.
Induement (n.) The act of induing, or state of being indued; investment; endowment.
Indulgement (n.) Indulgence.
Indulgence (n.) The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.
Indulgence (n.) An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification.
Indulgence (n.) Remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, after the guilt of sin has been remitted by sincere repentance; absolution from the censures and public penances of the church. It is a payment of the debt of justice to God by the application of the merits of Christ and his saints to the contrite soul through the church. It is therefore believed to diminish or destroy for sins the punishment of purgatory.
Indulgency (n.) Indulgence.
Indulger (n.) One who indulges.
Indult (n.) Alt. of Indulto
Indulto (n.) A privilege or exemption; an indulgence; a dispensation granted by the pope.
Indulto (n.) A duty levied on all importations.
Indument (n.) Plumage; feathers.
Indurance (n.) See Endurance.
Induration (n.) The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.
Induration (n.) State of being indurated, or of having become hard.
Induration (n.) Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.; obduracy; stiffness; want of pliancy or feeling.
Indusium (n.) A collection of hairs united so as to form a sort of cup, and inclosing the stigma of a flower.
Indusium (n.) The immediate covering of the fruit dots or sori in many ferns, usually a very thin scale attached by the middle or side to a veinlet.
Indusium (n.) A peculiar covering found in certain fungi.
Industrialism (n.) Devotion to industrial pursuits; labor; industry.
Industrialism (n.) The principles or policy applicable to industrial pursuits or organized labor.
Industry (n.) Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; -- opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.
Industry (n.) Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.
Industry (n.) Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.
Indweller (n.) An inhabitant.
Indwelling (n.) Residence within, as in the heart.
Inebriant (n.) Anything that intoxicates, as opium, alcohol, etc.; an intoxicant.
Inebriate (n.) One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard; as, an asylum fro inebriates.
Inebriation (n.) The condition of being inebriated; intoxication; figuratively, deprivation of sense and judgment by anything that exhilarates, as success.
Inebriety (n.) Drunkenness; inebriation.
Inee (n.) An arrow poison, made from an apocynaceous plant (Strophanthus hispidus) of the Gaboon country; -- called also onaye.
Ineffability (n.) The quality or state of being ineffable; ineffableness; unspeakableness.
Ineffableness (n.) The quality or state of being ineffable or unutterable; unspeakableness.
Ineffectiveness (n.) Quality of being ineffective.
Ineffectuality (n.) Ineffectualness.
Ineffectualness (n.) Want of effect, or of power to produce it; inefficacy.
Ineffervescence (n.) Want of effervescence.
Ineffervescibility (n.) The quality of being ineffervescible.
Inefficaciousness (n.) Want of effect, or of power to produce the effect; inefficacy.
Inefficacy (n.) Want of power to produce the desired or proper effect; inefficiency; ineffectualness; futility; uselessness; fruitlessness; as, the inefficacy of medicines or means.
Inefficiency (n.) The quality of being inefficient; want of power or energy sufficient; want of power or energy sufficient for the desired effect; inefficacy; incapacity; as, he was discharged from his position for inefficiency.
Inelasticity (n.) Want of elasticity.
Inelegance (n.) Alt. of Inelegancy
Inelegancy (n.) The quality of being inelegant; want of elegance or grace; want of refinement, beauty, or polish in language, composition, or manners.
Inelegancy (n.) Anything inelegant; as, inelegance of style in literary composition.
Ineligibility (n.) The state or quality of being ineligible.
Ineptitude (n.) The quality of being inept; unfitness; inaptitude; unsuitableness.
Ineptitude (n.) Absurdity; nonsense; foolishness.
Ineptness (n.) Unfitness; ineptitude.
Inequality (n.) The quality of being unequal; difference, or want of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as, an inequality in size, stature, numbers, power, distances, motions, rank, property, etc.
Inequality (n.) Unevenness; want of levelness; the alternate rising and falling of a surface; as, the inequalities of the surface of the earth, or of a marble slab, etc.
Inequality (n.) Variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness, as of the weather, feelings, etc.
Inequality (n.) Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the inequality of terrestrial things to the wants of a rational soul.
Inequality (n.) An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (< or >) between them; as, the inequality 2 < 3, or 4 > 1.
Inequality (n.) An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation.
Inequation (n.) An inequality.
Inequity (n.) Want of equity; injustice; wrong.
Inerrability (n.) Freedom or exemption from error; infallibility.
Inerrableness (n.) Exemption from error; inerrability; infallibility.
Inerrancy (n.) Exemption from error.
Inertia (n.) That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight
Inertia (n.) Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness.
Inertia (n.) Want of activity; sluggishness; -- said especially of the uterus, when, in labor, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.
Inertion (n.) Want of activity or exertion; inertness; quietude.
Inertitude (n.) Inertness; inertia.
Inertness (n.) Want of activity or exertion; habitual indisposition to action or motion; sluggishness; apathy; insensibility.
Inertness (n.) Absence of the power of self-motion; inertia.
Inescation (n.) The act of baiting; allurement.
Inescutcheon (n.) A small escutcheon borne within a shield.
Inevidence (n.) Want of evidence; obscurity.
Inevitability (n.) Impossibility to be avoided or shunned; inevitableness.
Inevitableness (n.) The state of being unavoidable; certainty to happen.
Inexactitude (n.) Inexactness; uncertainty; as, geographical inexactitude.
Inexactness (n.) Incorrectness; want of exactness.
Inexcitability (n.) The quality of being inexcitable; insusceptibility to excitement.
Inexcusableness (n.) The quality of being inexcusable; enormity forgiveness.
Inexecution (n.) Neglect of execution; nonperformance; as, the inexecution of a treaty.
Inexertion (n.) Want of exertion; want of effort; defect of action; indolence; laziness.
Inexhaustibility (n.) The state or quality of being inexhaustible; abundance.
Inexistence (n.) Inherence; subsistence.
Inexistence (n.) That which exists within; a constituent.
Inexistence (n.) Want of being or existence.
Inexorability (n.) The quality of being inexorable, or unyielding to entreaty.
Inexorableness (n.) The quality or state of being inexorable.
Inexpectation (n.) Absence of expectation.
Inexpectedness (n.) Unexpectedness.
Inexpedience (n.) Alt. of Inexpediency
Inexpediency (n.) The quality or state of being inexpedient; want of fitness; unsuitableness to the end or object; impropriety; as, the inexpedience of some measures.
Inexperience (n.) Absence or want of experience; lack of personal and experimental knowledge; as, the inexperience of youth.
Inexpertness (n.) Want of expertness or skill.
Inexpiableness (n.) Quality of being inexpiable.
Inexplicability (n.) The quality or state of being inexplicable.
Inexplicableness (n.) A state of being inexplicable; inexplicability.
Inexposure (n.) A state of not being exposed.
Inexpressiveness (n.) The state or quality of being inexpressive.
Inextension (n.) Want of extension; unextended state.
Inextricableness (n.) The state of being inextricable.
Infallibilist (n.) One who accepts or maintains the dogma of papal infallibility.
Infallibility (n.) The quality or state of being infallible, or exempt from error; inerrability.
Infallibleness (n.) The state or quality of being infallible; infallibility.
Infamousness (n.) The state or quality of being infamous; infamy.
Infamy (n.) Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
Infamy (n.) A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.
Infamy (n.) That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.
Infancy (n.) The state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood.
Infancy (n.) The first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art.
Infancy (n.) The state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority.
Infangthef (n.) The privilege granted to lords of certain manors to judge thieves taken within the seigniory of such lords.
Infant (n.) A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.
Infant (n.) A person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor.
Infant (n.) Same as Infante.
Infanta (n.) A title borne by every one of the daughters of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest.
Infante (n.) A title given to every one of sons of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest or heir apparent.
Infanthood (n.) Infancy.
Infanticide (n.) The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.
Infanticide (n.) One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant.
Infantry (n.) A body of children.
Infantry (n.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from cavalry.
Infarction (n.) The act of stuffing or filling; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation.
Infare (n.) A house-warming; especially, a reception, party, or entertainment given by a newly married couple, or by the husband upon receiving the wife to his house.
Infatuation (n.) The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.
Infausting (n.) The act of making unlucky; misfortune; bad luck.
Infeasibility (n.) The state of being infeasible; impracticability.
Infeasibleness (n.) The state of quality of being infeasible; infeasibility.
Infecter (n.) One who, or that which, infects.
Infection (n.) The act or process of infecting.
Infection (n.) That which infects, or causes the communicated disease; any effluvium, miasm, or pestilential matter by which an infectious disease is caused.
Infection (n.) The state of being infected; contamination by morbific particles; the result of infecting influence; a prevailing disease; epidemic.
Infection (n.) That which taints or corrupts morally; as, the infection of vicious principles.
Infection (n.) Contamination by illegality, as in cases of contraband goods; implication.
Infection (n.) Sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence.
Infectiousness (n.) The quality of being infectious.
Infecundity (n.) Want of fecundity or fruitfulness; barrenness; sterility; unproductiveness.
Infelicity (n.) The state or quality of being infelicitous; unhappiness; misery; wretchedness; misfortune; want of suitableness or appropriateness.
Infelicity (n.) That (as an act, word, expression, etc.) which is infelicitous; as, infelicities of speech.
Infeodation (n.) See Infeudation.
Infeoffment (n.) See Enfeoffment.
Inference (n.) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
Inference (n.) That which inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
Inferior (n.) A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.
Infernal (n.) An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself.
Inferobranchian (n.) One of the Inferobranchiata.
Infertility (n.) The state or quality of being infertile; unproductiveness; barrenness.
Infesttation (n.) The act of infesting or state of being infested; molestation; vexation; annoyance.
Infester (n.) One who, or that which, infests.
Infestivity (n.) Want of festivity, cheerfulness, or mirth; dullness; cheerlessness.
Infeudation (n.) The act of putting one in possession of an estate in fee.
Infeudation (n.) The granting of tithes to laymen.
Infibulation (n.) The act of clasping, or fastening, as with a buckle or padlock.
Infibulation (n.) The act of attaching a ring, clasp, or frame, to the genital organs in such a manner as to prevent copulation.
Infidel (n.) One who does not believe in the prevailing religious faith; especially, one who does not believe in the divine origin and authority of Christianity; a Mohammedan; a heathen; a freethinker.
Infidelity (n.) Want of faith or belief in some religious system; especially, a want of faith in, or disbelief of, the inspiration of the Scriptures, of the divine origin of Christianity.
Infidelity (n.) Unfaithfulness to the marriage vow or contract; violation of the marriage covenant by adultery.
Infidelity (n.) Breach of trust; unfaithfulness to a charge, or to moral obligation; treachery; deceit; as, the infidelity of a servant.
Infield (n.) Arable and manured land kept continually under crop; -- distinguished from outfield.
Infield (n.) The diamond; -- opposed to outfield. See Diamond, n., 5.
Infiltration (n.) The act or process of infiltrating, as if water into a porous substance, or of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body.
Infiltration (n.) The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body.
Infinite (n.) That which is infinite; boundless space or duration; infinity; boundlessness.
Infinite (n.) An infinite quantity or magnitude.
Infinite (n.) An infinity; an incalculable or very great number.
Infinite (n.) The Infinite Being; God; the Almighty.
Infiniteness (n.) The state or quality of being infinite; infinity; greatness; immensity.
Infinitesimal (n.) An infinitely small quantity; that which is less than any assignable quantity.
Infinitive (n.) Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined.
Infinitive (n.) An infinitive form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood; the infinitive mood.
Infinitude (n.) The quality or state of being infinite, or without limits; infiniteness.
Infinitude (n.) Infinite extent; unlimited space; immensity; infinity.
Infinitude (n.) Boundless number; countless multitude.
Infinity (n.) Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity.
Infinity (n.) Unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge; as, the infinity of God and his perfections.
Infinity (n.) Endless or indefinite number; great multitude; as an infinity of beauties.
Infinity (n.) A quantity greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind.
Infinity (n.) That part of a
Infirmarian (n.) A person dwelling in, or having charge of, an infirmary, esp. in a monastic institution.
Infirmary (n.) A hospital, or place where the infirm or sick are lodged and nursed gratuitously, or where out-patients are treated.
Infirmatory (n.) An infirmary.
Infirmness (n.) Infirmity; feebleness.
Infix (n.) Something infixed.
Inflamer (n.) The person or thing that inflames.
Inflammabillty (n.) Susceptibility of taking fire readily; the state or quality of being inflammable.
Inflammableness (n.) The quality or state of being inflammable; inflammability.
Inflammation (n.) The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
Inflammation (n.) A morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain.
Inflammation (n.) Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as, an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.
Inflater (n.) One who, or that which, inflates; as, the inflaters of the stock exchange.
Inflation (n.) The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
Inflation (n.) The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity.
Inflation (n.) Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency.
Inflationist (n.) One who favors an increased or very large issue of paper money.
Inflection (n.) The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected.
Inflection (n.) A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist.
Inflection (n.) A slide, modulation, or accent of the voice; as, the rising and the falling inflection.
Inflection (n.) The variation or change which words undergo to mark case, gender, number, comparison, tense, person, mood, voice, etc.
Inflection (n.) Any change or modification in the pitch or tone of the voice.
Inflection (n.) A departure from the monotone, or reciting note, in chanting.
Inflection (n.) Same as Diffraction.
Inflexibility (n.) The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of being bent or changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness; rigidity; firmness of will or purpose; unbending pertinacity; steadfastness; resoluteness; unchangeableness; obstinacy.
Inflexibleness (n.) The quality or state of being inflexible; inflexibility; rigidity; firmness.
Inflexion (n.) Inflection.
Inflexure (n.) An inflection; a bend or fold.
Inflicter (n.) One who inflicts.
Infliction (n.) The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment.
Infliction (n.) That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc.
Inflorescence (n.) A flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms.
Inflorescence (n.) The mode of flowering, or the general arrangement and disposition of the flowers with reference to the axis, and to each other.
Inflorescence (n.) An axis on which all the flower buds.
Influence (n.) A flowing in or upon; influx.
Influence (n.) Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, phusical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers,of the stars over affairs.
Influence (n.) Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.
Influence (n.) Induction.
Influencer (n.) One who, or that which, influences.
Influenza (n.) An epidemic affection characterized by acute nasal catarrh, or by inflammation of the throat or the bronchi, and usually accompanied by fever.
Influx (n.) The act of flowing in; as, an influx of light.
Influx (n.) A coming in; infusion; intromission; introduction; importation in abundance; also, that which flows or comes in; as, a great influx of goods into a country, or an influx of gold and silver.
Influx (n.) Influence; power.
Influxion (n.) A flowing in; infusion.
Infoldment (n.) The act of infolding; the state of being infolded.
Informality (n.) The state of being informal; want of regular, prescribed, or customary form; as, the informality of legal proceedings.
Informality (n.) An informal, unconventional, or unofficial act or proceeding; something which is not in proper or prescribed form or does not conform to the established rule.
Infortune (n.) Misfortune.
Infraction (n.) The act of infracting or breaking; breach; violation; nonobservance; infringement; as, an infraction of a treaty, compact, rule, or law.
Infractor (n.) One who infracts or infringes; a violator; a breaker.
Infralapsarian (n.) One of that class of Calvinists who consider the decree of election as contemplating the apostasy as past and the elect as being at the time of election in a fallen and guilty state; -- opposed to Supralapsarian. The former considered the election of grace as a remedy for an existing evil; the latter regarded the fall as a part of God's original purpose in regard to men.
Infralapsarianism (n.) The doctrine, belief, or principles of the Infralapsarians.
Infrangibility (n.) The quality or state of being infrangible; infrangibleness.
Infrangibleness (n.) The state or quality of being infrangible; infrangibility.
Infraposition (n.) A situation or position beneath.
Infrastapedial (n.) The infrastapedial part of the columella.
Infrequence (n.) Alt. of Infrequency
Infrequency (n.) The state of rarely occuring; uncommonness; rareness; as, the infrquence of his visits.
Infrequency (n.) The state of not being frequented; solitude; isolation; retirement; seclusion.
Infrigidation (n.) The act of chilling or causing to become cold; a chilling; coldness; congelation.
Infringement (n.) The act of infringing; breach; violation; nonfulfillment; as, the infringement of a treaty, compact, law, or constitution.
Infringement (n.) An encroachment on a patent, copyright, or other special privilege; a trespass.
Infringer (n.) One who infringes or violates; a violator.
Infucation (n.) The act of painting or staining, especially of painting the face.
Infula (n.) A sort of fillet worn by dignitaries, priests, and others among the ancient Romans. It was generally white.
Infumation (n.) Act of drying in smoke.
Infundibulum (n.) A funnel-shaped or dilated organ or part; as, the infundibulum of the brain, a hollow, conical process, connecting the floor of the third ventricle with the pituitary body; the infundibula of the lungs, the enlarged terminations of the bronchial tubes.
Infundibulum (n.) A central cavity in the Ctenophora, into which the gastric sac leads.
Infundibulum (n.) The siphon of Cephalopoda. See Cephalopoda.
Infurcation (n.) A forked exlpansion or divergence; a bifurcation; a branching.
Infuscation (n.) The act of darkening, or state of being dark; darkness; obscurity.
Infuse (n.) Infusion.
Infuser (n.) One who, or that which, infuses.
Infusibility (n.) Capability of being infused, pouredin, or instilled.
Infusibility (n.) Incapability or difficulty of being fused, melted, or dissolved; as, the infusibility of carbon.
Infusibleness (n.) Infusibility.
Infusionism (n.) The doctrine that the soul is preexistent to the body, and is infused into it at conception or birth; -- opposed to tradicianism and creationism.
Infusorian (n.) One of the Infusoria.
Infusory (n.) One of the Infusoria; -- usually in the pl.
Ing (n.) A pasture or meadow; generally one lying low, near a river.
Ingannation (n.) Cheat; deception.
Ingate (n.) Entrance; ingress.
Ingate (n.) The aperture in a mold for pouring in the metal; the gate.
Ingathering (n.) The act or business of gathering or collecting anything; especially, the gathering of the fruits of the earth; harvest.
Ingemination (n.) Repetition; reduplication; reiteration.
Ingena (n.) The gorilla.
Ingenerabillty (n.) Incapacity of being engendered or produced.
Ingeneration (n.) Act of ingenerating.
Ingenie (n.) See Ingeny.
Ingeniosity (n.) Ingenuity; skill; cunning.
Ingeniousness (n.) The quality or state of being ingenious; ingenuity.
Ingenuity (n.) The quality or power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in forming new combinations; ingeniousness; skill in devising or combining.
Ingenuity (n.) Curiousness, or cleverness in design or contrivance; as, the ingenuity of a plan, or of mechanism.
Ingenuity (n.) Openness of heart; ingenuousness.
Ingenuousness (n.) The state or quality of being ingenuous; openness of heart; frankness.
Ingenuousness (n.) Ingenuity.
Ingeny (n.) Natural gift or talent; ability; wit; ingenuity.
Ingestion (n.) The act of taking or putting into the stomach; as, the ingestion of milk or other food.
Inghalla (n.) The reedbuck of South Africa.
Ingle (n.) Flame; blaze; a fire; a fireplace.
Ingle (n.) A paramour; a favourite; a sweetheart; an engle.
Ingloriousness (n.) The state of being inglorious.
Ingluvies (n.) The crop, or craw, of birds.
In-going (n.) The act of going in; entrance.
Ingot (n.) That in which metal is cast; a mold.
Ingot (n.) A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.
Ingrafter (n.) A person who ingrafts.
Ingraftment (n.) The act of ingrafting.
Ingraftment (n.) The thing ingrafted; a scion.
Ingrain (n.) An ingrain fabric, as a carpet.
Ingrate (n.) An ungrateful person.
Ingratitude (n.) Want of gratitude; insensibility to, forgetfulness of, or ill return for, kindness or favors received; unthankfulness; ungratefulness.
Ingravidation (n.) The state of being pregnant or impregnated.
Ingredience (n.) Alt. of Ingrediency
Ingrediency (n.) Entrance; ingress.
Ingrediency (n.) The quality or state of being an ingredient or component part.
Ingredient (n.) That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent.
Ingress (n.) The act of entering; entrance; as, the ingress of air into the lungs.
Ingress (n.) Power or liberty of entrance or access; means of entering; as, all ingress was prohibited.
Ingress (n.) The entrance of the moon into the shadow of the earth in eclipses, the sun's entrance into a sign, etc.
Ingression (n.) Act of entering; entrance.
Ingrowth (n.) A growth or development inward.
Inguen (n.) The groin.
Ingulfment (n.) The act of ingulfing, or the state of being ingulfed.
Ingurgitation (n.) The act of swallowing greedily or immoderately; that which is so swallowed.
Inhability (n.) Unsuitableness; unaptness; unfitness; inability.
Inhabitance (n.) Alt. of Inhabitancy
Inhabitancy (n.) The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; the condition of an inhabitant; residence; occupancy.
Inhabitancy (n.) The state of having legal right to claim the privileges of a recognized inhabitant; especially, the right to support in case of poverty, acquired by residence in a town; habitancy.
Inhabitant (n.) One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.
Inhabitant (n.) One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.
Inhabitation (n.) The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling.
Inhabitation (n.) Abode; place of dwelling; residence.
Inhabitation (n.) Population; inhabitants.
Inhabitativeness (n.) A tendency or propensity to permanent residence in a place or abode; love of home and country.
Inhabiter (n.) An inhabitant.
Inhabitiveness (n.) See Inhabitativeness.
Inhabitress (n.) A female inhabitant.
Inhalant (n.) An apparatus also called an inhaler (which see); that which is to be inhaled.
Inhalation (n.) The act of inhaling; also, that which is inhaled.
Inhaler (n.) One who inhales.
Inhaler (n.) An apparatus for inhaling any vapor or volatile substance, as ether or chloroform, for medicinal purposes.
Inhaler (n.) A contrivance to filter, as air, in order to protect the lungs from inhaling damp or cold air, noxious gases, dust, etc.; also, the respiratory apparatus for divers.
Inharmoniousness (n.) The quality of being inharmonious; want of harmony; discord.
Inharmony (n.) Want of harmony.
Inhaul (n.) Alt. of Inhauler
Inhauler (n.) A rope used to draw in the jib boom, or flying jib boom.
Inherence (n.) Alt. of Inherency
Inherency (n.) The state of inhering; permanent existence in something; innateness; inseparable and essential connection.
Inheritability (n.) The quality of being inheritable or descendible to heirs.
Inheritance (n.) The act or state of inheriting; as, the inheritance of an estate; the inheritance of mental or physical qualities.
Inheritance (n.) That which is or may be inherited; that which is derived by an heir from an ancestor or other person; a heritage; a possession which passes by descent.
Inheritance (n.) A permanent or valuable possession or blessing, esp. one received by gift or without purchase; a benefaction.
Inheritance (n.) Possession; ownership; acquisition.
Inheritance (n.) Transmission and reception by animal or plant generation.
Inheritance (n.) A perpetual or continuing right which a man and his heirs have to an estate; an estate which a man has by descent as heir to another, or which he may transmit to another as his heir; an estate derived from an ancestor to an heir in course of law.
Inheritor (n.) One who inherits; an heir.
Inheritress (n.) A heiress.
Inheritrix (n.) Same as Inheritress.
Inhesion (n.) The state of existing, of being inherent, in something; inherence.
Inhiation (n.) A gaping after; eager desire; craving.
Inhibition (n.) The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
Inhibition (n.) A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or ferment, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
Inhibition (n.) A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
Inhibitor (n.) That which causes inhibitory action; esp., an inhibitory nerve.
Inholder (n.) An inhabitant.
Inhospitality (n.) The quality or state of being inhospitable; inhospitableness; lack of hospitality.
Inhumanity (n.) The quality or state of being inhuman; cruelty; barbarity.
Inhumation (n.) The act of inhuming or burying; interment.
Inhumation (n.) The act of burying vessels in warm earth in order to expose their contents to a steady moderate heat; the state of being thus exposed.
Inhumation (n.) Arenation.
Inia (n.) A South American freshwater dolphin (Inia Boliviensis). It is ten or twelve feet long, and has a hairy snout.
Inimicality (n.) The state or quality of being inimical or hostile; hostility; unfriend
Inimitability (n.) The quality or state of being inimitable; inimitableness.
Inion (n.) The external occipital protuberance of the skull.
Iniquity (n.) Absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness; as, the iniquity of bribery; the iniquity of an unjust judge.
Iniquity (n.) An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice o/ unrighteousness; a sin; a crime.
Iniquity (n.) A character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice and sometimes of another. See Vice.
Initial (n.) The first letter of a word or a name.
Initiate (n.) One who is, or is to be, initiated.
Initiation (n.) The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
Initiation (n.) The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.
Initiative (n.) An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins.
Initiative (n.) The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of Representatives.
Initiator (n.) One who initiates.
Initiatory (n.) An introductory act or rite.
Inition (n.) Initiation; beginning.
Injection (n.) The act of injecting or throwing in; -- applied particularly to the forcible throwing in of a liquid, or aeriform body, by means of a syringe, pump, etc.
Injection (n.) That which is injected; especially, a liquid medicine thrown into a cavity of the body by a syringe or pipe; a clyster; an enema.
Injection (n.) The act or process of filling vessels, cavities, or tissues with a fluid or other substance.
Injection (n.) A specimen prepared by injection.
Injection (n.) The act of throwing cold water into a condenser to produce a vacuum.
Injection (n.) The cold water thrown into a condenser.
Injector (n.) One who, or that which, injects.
Injector (n.) A contrivance for forcing feed water into a steam boiler by the direct action of the steam upon the water. The water is driven into the boiler by the impulse of a jet of the steam which becomes condensed as soon as it strikes the stream of cold water it impels; -- also called Giffard's injector, from the inventor.
Injucundity (n.) Unpleasantness; disagreeableness.
Injudiciousness (n.) The quality of being injudicious; want of sound judgment; indiscretion.
Injunction (n.) The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
Injunction (n.) That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
Injunction (n.) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, insome cases, under statutes, by a court of law,whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.
Injurer (n.) One who injures or wrongs.
Injuria (n.) Injury; invasion of another's rights.
Injuriousness (n.) The quality of being injurious or hurtful; harmfulness; injury.
Injustice (n.) Want of justice and equity; violation of the rights of another or others; iniquity; wrong; unfairness; imposition.
Injustice (n.) An unjust act or deed; a sin; a crime; a wrong.
Ink (n.) The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.
Ink (n.) A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.
Ink (n.) A pigment. See India ink, under India.
Inker (n.) One who, or that which, inks; especially, in printing, the pad or roller which inks the type.
Inkfish (n.) A cuttlefish. See Cuttlefish.
Inkhorn (n.) A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink; an inkstand; a portable case for writing materials.
Inkhornism (n.) Pedantry.
Inkiness (n.) The state or quality of being inky; blackness.
Inkle (n.) A kind of tape or braid.
Inkling (n.) A hint; an intimation.
Inknee (n.) Same as Knock-knee.
Inkstand (n.) A small vessel for holding ink, to dip the pen into; also, a device for holding ink and writing materials.
Inkstone (n.) A kind of stone containing native vitriol or subphate of iron, used in making ink.
Inlagation (n.) The restitution of an outlawed person to the protection of the law; inlawing.
Inland (n.) The interior part of a country.
Inlander (n.) One who lives in the interior of a country, or at a distance from the sea.
Inlay (n.) Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament or variety.
Inlayer (n.) One who inlays, or whose occupation it is to inlay.
Inlet (n.) A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance.
Inlet (n.) A bay or recess,as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands.
Inlet (n.) That which is let in or inland; an inserted material.
Inmacy (n.) The state of being an inmate.
Inmate (n.) One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger; esp.,one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place or dwelling.
Inn (n.) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
Inn (n.) A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
Inn (n.) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn.
Inn (n.) One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns.
Innateness (n.) The quality of being innate.
Innervation (n.) The act of innerving or stimulating.
Innervation (n.) Special activity excited in any part of the nervous system or in any organ of sense or motion; the nervous influence necessary for the maintenance of life,and the functions of the various organs.
Innervation (n.) The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.
Innholder (n.) One who keeps an inn.
Inning (n.) Ingathering; harvesting.
Inning (n.) The state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc.,the turn or time of a player or of a side at the bat; -- often in the pl. Hence: The turn or time of a person, or a party, in power; as, the Whigs went out, and the Democrats had their innings.
Inning (n.) Lands recovered from the sea.
Innitency (n.) A leaning; pressure; weight.
Innixion (n.) Act of leaning upon something; incumbency.
Innkeeper (n.) An innholder.
Innocence (n.) The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness.
Innocence (n.) The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness.
Innocence (n.) The state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown.
Innocence (n.) Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or sil
Innocency (n.) Innocence.
Innocent (n.) An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin.
Innocent (n.) An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot.
Innocuity (n.) Innocuousness.
Innovation (n.) The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc.
Innovation (n.) A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.
Innovation (n.) A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.
Innovationist (n.) One who favors innovation.
Innovator (n.) One who innovates.
Innuendo (n.) An oblique hint; a remote allusion or reference, usually derogatory to a person or thing not named; an insinuation.
Innuendo (n.) An averment employed in pleading, to point the application of matter otherwise unintelligible; an interpretative parenthesis thrown into quoted matter to explain an obscure word or words; -- as, the plaintiff avers that the defendant said that he (innuendo the plaintiff) was a thief.
Innuit (n.) An Eskimo.
Innumerability (n.) State of being innumerable.
Innutrition (n.) Want of nutrition; failure of nourishment.
Innyard (n.) The yard adjoining an inn.
Inobedience (n.) Disobedience.
Inobservation (n.) Neglect or want of observation.
Inocarpin (n.) A red, gummy, coloring matter, extracted from the colorless juice of the Otaheite chestnut (Inocarpus edulis).
Inoccupation (n.) Want of occupation.
Inoceramus (n.) An extinct genus of large, fossil, bivalve shells,allied to the mussels. The genus is characteristic of the Cretaceous period.
Inoculability (n.) The qual ity or state of being inoculable.
Inoculation (n.) The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.
Inoculation (n.) The act or practice of communicating a disease to a person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his skin or flesh.
Inoculation (n.) Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false principles, to the mind.
Inoculator (n.) One who inoculates; one who propagates plants or diseases by inoculation.
Inogen (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance, which, by Hermann's hypothesis, is continually decomposed and reproduced in the muscles, during their life.
Inoperation (n.) Agency; influence; production of effects.
Inopportunity (n.) Want of opportunity; unseasonableness; inconvenience.
Inordinacy (n.) The state or quality of being inordinate; excessiveness; immoderateness; as, the inordinacy of love or desire.
Inordination (n.) Deviation from custom, rule, or right; irregularity; inordinacy.
Inorganity (n.) Quality of being inorganic.
Inorganization (n.) The state of being without organization.
Inorthography (n.) Deviation from correct orthography; bad spelling.
Inosculation (n.) The junction or connection of vessels, channels, or passages, so that their contents pass from one to the other; union by mouths or ducts; anastomosis; intercommunication; as, inosculation of veins, etc.
Inosite (n.) A white crystal
Inquartation (n.) Quartation.
Inquest (n.) Inquiry; quest; search.
Inquest (n.) Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a coroner's inquest in case of a sudden death.
Inquest (n.) A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner's jury. The grand jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand.
Inquest (n.) The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.
Inquietation (n.) Disturbance.
Inquietness (n.) Unquietness.
Inquietude (n.) Disturbed state; uneasiness either of body or mind; restlessness; disquietude.
Inquination (n.) A defiling; pollution; stain.
Inquirance (n.) Inquiry.
Inquirer (n.) One who inquires or examines; questioner; investigator.
Inquiry (n.) The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
Inquiry (n.) Search for truth, information, or knoledge; examination into facts or principles; research; invextigation; as, physical inquiries.
Inquisition (n.) The act of inquiring; inquiry; search; examination; inspection; investigation.
Inquisition (n.) Judicial inquiry; official examination; inquest.
Inquisition (n.) The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry.
Inquisition (n.) A court or tribunal for the examination and punishment of heretics, fully established by Pope Gregory IX. in 1235. Its operations were chiefly confined to Spain, Portugal, and their dependencies, and a part of Italy.
Inquisitive (n.) A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.
Inquisitiveness (n.) The quality or state of being inquisitive; the disposition to seek explanation and information; curiosity to learn what is unknown; esp., uncontrolled and impertinent curiosity.
Inquisitor (n.) An inquisitive person; one fond of asking questions.
Inquisitor (n.) One whose official duty it is to examine and inquire, as coroners, sheriffs, etc.
Inquisitor (n.) A member of the Court of Inquisition.
Inroad (n.) The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.
Inrunning (n.) The act or the place of entrance; an inlet.
Inrush (n.) A rush inwards; as, the inrush of the tide.
Insafety (n.) Insecurity; danger.
Insalivation (n.) The mixing of the food with the saliva and other secretions of the mouth in eating.
Insalubrity (n.) Unhealthfulness; unwholesomeness; as, the insalubrity of air, water, or climate.
Insanability (n.) The state of being insanable or incurable; insanableness.
Insanableness (n.) The state of being insanable; insanability; incurableness.
Insaneness (n.) Insanity; madness.
Insanie (n.) Insanity.
Insanitation (n.) Lack of sanitation; careless or dangerous hygienic conditions.
Insanity (n.) The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy.
Insanity (n.) Such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility.
Insatiability (n.) The state or quality of being insatiable; insatiableness.
Insatiableness (n.) Greediness of appetite that can not be satisfied or appeased; insatiability.
Insatiateness (n.) The state of being insatiate.
Insatiety (n.) Insatiableness.
Insatisfaction (n.) Insufficiency; emptiness.
Insatisfaction (n.) Dissatisfaction.
Inscience (n.) Want of knowledge; ignorance.
Inscribableness (n.) Quality of being inscribable.
Inscriber (n.) One who inscribes.
Inscription (n.) The act or process of inscribing.
Inscription (n.) That which is inscribed; something written or engraved; especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid substance for preservation or public inspection; as, inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc.
Inscription (n.) A
Inscription (n.) An address, consignment, or informal dedication, as of a book to a person, as a mark of respect or an invitation of patronage.
Inscrutability (n.) The quality or state of being inscrutable; inscrutableness.
Inscrutableness (n.) The quality or state of being inscrutable; inscrutability.
Insculption (n.) Inscription.
Insculpture (n.) An engraving, carving, or inscription.
Insect (n.) One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.
Insect (n.) Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.
Insect (n.) Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.
Insect (n.) Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.
Insecta (n.) In a more restricted sense, the Hexapoda alone. See Hexapoda.
Insecta (n.) In the most general sense, the Hexapoda, Myriapoda, and Arachnoidea, combined.
Insectary (n.) A place for keeping living insects.
Insectation (n.) The act of pursuing; pursuit; harassment; persecution.
Insectator (n.) A pursuer; a persecutor; a censorious critic.
Insecticide (n.) An agent or preparation for destroying insects; an insect powder.
Insection (n.) A cutting in; incisure; incision.
Insectivore (n.) One of the Insectivora.
Insectologer (n.) An entomologist.
Insectology (n.) Entomology.
Insecureness (n.) Insecurity.
Insecurity (n.) The condition or quality of being insecure; want of safety; danger; hazard; as, the insecurity of a building liable to fire; insecurity of a debt.
Insecurity (n.) The state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; want of confidence.
Insecution (n.) A following after; close pursuit.
Insemination (n.) A sowing.
Insensibility (n.) The state or quality of being insensible; want of sensibility; torpor; unconsciousness; as, the insensibility produced by a fall, or by opiates.
Insensibility (n.) Want of tenderness or susceptibility of emotion or passion; dullness; stupidity.
Insensibleness (n.) Insensibility.
Inseparability (n.) The quality or state of being inseparable; inseparableness.
Inseparableness (n.) The quality or state of being inseparable; inseparability.
Inserting (n.) A setting in.
Inserting (n.) Something inserted or set in, as lace, etc., in garments.
Insertion (n.) The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.
Insertion (n.) The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as, the insertion of stamens in a calyx.
Insertion (n.) That which is set in or inserted, especially a narrow strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric.
Insertion (n.) The point or part by which a muscle or tendon is attached to the part to be moved; -- in contradistinction to its origin.
Insession (n.) The act of sitting, as in a tub or bath.
Insession (n.) That in which one sits, as a bathing tub.
Insessor (n.) One of the Insessores. The group includes most of the common singing birds.
Inset (n.) That which is inserted or set in; an insertion.
Inset (n.) One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: (a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off before folding, and set into the middle of the folded sheet to complete the succession of paging; -- also called offcut. (b) A page or pages of advertisements inserted.
Inshave (n.) A plane for shaving or dressing the concave or inside faces of barrel staves.
Insiccation (n.) The act or process of drying in.
Inside (n.) The part within; interior or internal portion; content.
Inside (n.) The inward parts; entrails; bowels; hence, that which is within; private thoughts and feelings.
Inside (n.) An inside passenger of a coach or carriage, as distinguished from one upon the outside.
Insidiator (n.) One who lies in ambush.
Insight (n.) A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; -- frequently used with into.
Insight (n.) Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
Insignificance (n.) The condition or quality of being insignificant; want of significance, sense, or meaning; as, the insignificance of words or phrases.
Insignificance (n.) Want of force or effect; unimportance; pettiness; inefficacy; as, the insignificance of human art.
Insignificance (n.) Want of claim to consideration or notice; want of influence or standing; meanness.
Insignificancy (n.) Insignificance.
Insignment (n.) A token, mark, or explanation.
Insincerity (n.) The quality of being insincere; want of sincerity, or of being in reality what one appears to be; dissimulation; hypocritical; deceitfulness; hollowness; untrustworthiness; as, the insincerity of a professed friend; the insincerity of professions of regard.
Insinuation (n.) The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.
Insinuation (n.) The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means; -- formerly used in a good sense, as of friendly influence or interposition.
Insinuation (n.) The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner.
Insinuation (n.) That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations.
Insinuator (n.) One who, or that which, insinuates.
Insipidity (n.) Alt. of Insipidness
Insipidness (n.) The quality or state of being insipid; vapidity.
Insipience (n.) Want of intelligence; stupidity; folly.
Insipient (n.) An insipient person.
Insistence (n.) The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency.
Insisture (n.) A dwelling or standing on something; fixedness; persistence.
Insitency (n.) Freedom from thirst.
Insition (n.) The insertion of a scion in a stock; ingraftment.
Insnarer (n.) One who insnares.
Insobriety (n.) Want of sobriety, moderation, or calmness; intemperance; drunkenness.
Insociability (n.) The quality of being insociable; want of sociability; unsociability.
Insolation (n.) The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun fro the purpose of drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
Insolation (n.) A sunstroke.
Insolation (n.) Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; a sun bath.
Insole (n.) The inside sole of a boot or shoe; also, a loose, thin strip of leather, felt, etc., placed inside the shoe for warmth or ease.
Insolence (n.) The quality of being unusual or novel.
Insolence (n.) The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence.
Insolence (n.) Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
Insolency (n.) Insolence.
Insolidity (n.) Want of solidity; weakness; as, the insolidity of an argument.
Insolubility (n.) The quality or state of being insoluble or not dissolvable, as in a fluid.
Insolubility (n.) The quality of being inexplicable or insolvable.
Insolubleness (n.) The quality or state of being insoluble; insolubility.
Insolvency (n.) The condition of being insolvent; the state or condition of a person who is insolvent; the condition of one who is unable to pay his debts as they fall due, or in the usual course of trade and business; as, a merchant's insolvency.
Insolvency (n.) Insufficiency to discharge all debts of the owner; as, the insolvency of an estate.
Insolvent (n.) One who is insolvent; as insolvent debtor; -- in England, before 1861, especially applied to persons not traders.
Insomnia (n.) Want of sleep; inability to sleep; wakefulness; sleeplessness.
Insomnolence (n.) Sleeplessness.
Insouciance (n.) Carelessness; heedlessness; thoughtlessness; unconcern.
Inspecttion (n.) The act or process of inspecting or looking at carefully; a strict or prying examination; close or careful scrutiny; investigation.
Inspecttion (n.) The act of overseeing; official examination or superintendence.
Inspector (n.) One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer.
Inspectorate (n.) Inspectorship.
Inspectorship (n.) The office of an inspector.
Inspectorship (n.) The district embraced by an inspector's jurisdiction.
Inspectress (n.) A female inspector.
Inspersion (n.) The act of sprinkling.
Inspeximus (n.) The first word of ancient charters in England, confirming a grant made by a former king; hence, a royal grant.
Inspiration (n.) The act of inspiring or breathing in; breath; specif. (Physiol.), the drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm; -- the opposite of expiration.
Inspiration (n.) The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.
Inspiration (n.) A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
Inspirationist (n.) One who holds to inspiration.
Inspirator (n.) A kind of injector for forcing water by steam. See Injector, n., 2.
Inspirer (n.) One who, or that which, inspirer.
Inspissation (n.) The act or the process of inspissating, or thickening a fluid substance, as by evaporation; also, the state of being so thickened.
Instability (n.) The quality or condition of being unstable; want of stability, firmness, or steadiness; liability to give way or to fail; insecurity; precariousness; as, the instability of a building.
Instability (n.) Lack of determination of fixedness; inconstancy; fickleness; mutability; changeableness; as, instability of character, temper, custom, etc.
Instableness (n.) Instability; unstableness.
Installation (n.) The act of installing or giving possession of an office, rank, or order, with the usual rites or ceremonies; as, the installation of an ordained minister in a parish.
Installation (n.) The whole of a system of machines, apparatus, and accessories, when set up and arranged for practical working, as in electric lighting, transmission of power, etc.
Installment (n.) The act of installing; installation.
Installment (n.) The seat in which one is placed.
Installment (n.) A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are made payable at different times. Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times being often definitely stipulated.
Instance (n.) The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
Instance (n.) That which is instant or urgent; motive.
Instance (n.) Occasion; order of occurrence.
Instance (n.) That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
Instance (n.) A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
Instancy (n.) Instance; urgency.
Instantaneity (n.) Quality of being instantaneous.
Instauration (n.) Restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation; renewal; repair; renovation; renaissance.
Instaurator (n.) One who renews or restores to a former condition.
Instep (n.) The arched middle portion of the human foot next in front of the ankle joint.
Instep (n.) That part of the hind leg of the horse and allied animals, between the hock, or ham, and the pastern joint.
Instigation (n.) The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.
Instigator (n.) One who instigates or incites.
Instillation (n.) The of instilling; also, that which is instilled.
Instilllator (n.) An instiller.
Instiller (n.) One who instills.
Instillment (n.) The act of instilling; also, that which is instilled.
Instimulation (n.) Stimulation.
Instinction (n.) Instinct; incitement; inspiration.
Instinctivity (n.) The quality of being instinctive, or prompted by instinct.
Institute (n.) An institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute.
Institute (n.) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
Instituter (n.) An institutor.
Institution (n.) The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
Institution (n.) Instruction; education.
Institution (n.) The act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice, by which the care of souls is committed to his charge.
Institution (n.) That which instituted or established
Institution (n.) Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity.
Institution (n.) An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution.
Institution (n.) Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits.
Institution (n.) That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.
Institutist (n.) A writer or compiler of, or a commentator on, institutes.
Institutor (n.) One who institutes, founds, ordains, or establishes.
Institutor (n.) One who educates; an instructor.
Institutor (n.) A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.
Instructer (n.) See Instructor.
Instruction (n.) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information.
Instruction (n.) That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or information imparted
Instruction (n.) Precept; information; teachings.
Instruction (n.) Direction; order; command.
Instructor (n.) One who instructs; one who imparts knowledge to another; a teacher.
Instructress (n.) A woman who instructs; a preceptress; a governess.
Instrument (n.) That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; as, the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments.
Instrument (n.) A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument.
Instrument (n.) A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some act, contract, process, as a deed, contract, writ, etc.
Instrument (n.) One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or agent.
Instrumentalist (n.) One who plays upon an instrument of music, as distinguished from a vocalist.
Instrumentality (n.) The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency.
Instrumentalness (n.) Usefulness or agency, as means to an end; instrumentality.
Instrumentation (n.) The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
Instrumentation (n.) The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band.
Instrumentation (n.) The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.
Instrumentist (n.) A performer on a musical instrument; an instrumentalist.
Insuavity (n.) Want of suavity; unpleasantness.
Insubjection (n.) Want of subjection or obedience; a state of disobedience, as to government.
Insubmission (n.) Want of submission; disobedience; noncompliance.
Insubordination (n.) The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.
Insubstantiality (n.) Unsubstantiality; unreality.
Insuccation (n.) The act of soaking or moistening; maceration; solution in the juice of herbs.
Insuccess (n.) Want of success.
Insuetude (n.) The state or quality of being unaccustomed; absence of use or habit.
Insufficience (n.) Insufficiency.
Insufficiency (n.) The quality or state of being insufficient; want of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of provisions, of an excuse, etc.
Insufficiency (n.) Want of power or skill; inability; incapacity; incompetency; as, the insufficiency of a man for an office.
Insufflation (n.) The act of breathing on or into anything
Insufflation (n.) The breathing upon a person in the sacrament of baptism to symbolize the inspiration of a new spiritual life.
Insufflation (n.) The act of blowing (a gas, powder, or vapor) into any cavity of the body.
Insular (n.) An islander.
Insularity (n.) The state or quality of being an island or consisting of islands; insulation.
Insularity (n.) Narrowness or illiberality of opinion; prejudice; exclusiveness; as, the insularity of the Chinese or of the aristocracy.
Insulation (n.) The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation.
Insulation (n.) The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity or of heat; also, the state of a body so separated.
Insulator (n.) One who, or that which, insulates.
Insulator (n.) The substance or body that insulates; a nonconductor.
Insulite (n.) An insulating material, usually some variety of compressed cellulose, made of sawdust, paper pulp, cotton waste, etc.
Insulsity (n.) Insipidity; stupidity; dullness.
Insultation (n.) The act of insulting; abusive or insolent treatment; insult.
Insultation (n.) Exultation.
Insulter (n.) One who insults.
Insultment (n.) Insolent treatment; insult.
Insuperability (n.) The quality or state of being insuperable; insuperableness.
Insurance (n.) The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by certain specified risks. Cf. Assurance, n., 6.
Insurance (n.) The premium paid for insuring property or life.
Insurance (n.) The sum for which life or property is insured.
Insurance (n.) A guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance.
Insurancer (n.) One who effects insurance; an insurer; an underwriter.
Insurant (n.) The person insured.
Insurer (n.) One who, or that which, insures; the person or company that contracts to indemnify losses for a premium; an underwriter.
Insurgence (n.) Alt. of Insurgency
Insurgency (n.) A state of insurrection; an uprising; an insurrection.
Insurgent (n.) A person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; one who openly and actively resists the execution of laws; a rebel.
Insurmountability (n.) The state or quality of being insurmountable.
Insurmountableness (n.) The state or quality of being insurmountable; insurmountability.
Insurrection (n.) A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state.
Insurrection (n.) A rising in mass to oppose an enemy.
Insurrectionist (n.) One who favors, or takes part in, insurrection; an insurgent.
Insusceptibility (n.) Want of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive.
Insusurration (n.) The act of whispering into something.
Intaglio (n.) A cutting or engraving; a figure cut into something, as a gem, so as to make a design depressed below the surface of the material; hence, anything so carved or impressed, as a gem, matrix, etc.; -- opposed to cameo. Also used adjectively.
Intake (n.) The place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; -- opposed to outlet.
Intake (n.) the beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.
Intake (n.) The quantity taken in; as, the intake of air.
Intangibility (n.) The quality or state of being intangible; intangibleness.
Integer (n.) A complete entity; a whole number, in contradistinction to a fraction or a mixed number.
Integrability (n.) The quality of being integrable.
Integral (n.) A whole; an entire thing; a whole number; an individual.
Integral (n.) An expression which, being differentiated, will produce a given differential. See differential Differential, and Integration. Cf. Fluent.
Integrality (n.) Entireness.
Integration (n.) The act or process of making whole or entire.
Integration (n.) The operation of finding the primitive function which has a given function for its differential coefficient. See Integral.
Integration (n.) In the theory of evolution: The process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent. It is supposed to alternate with differentiation as an agent in development.
Integrator (n.) That which integrates; esp., an instrument by means of which the area of a figure can be measured directly, or its moment of inertia, or statical moment, etc., be determined.
Integrity (n.) The state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory.
Integrity (n.) Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies, trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude.
Integrity (n.) Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity.
Integumation (n.) That part of physiology which treats of the integuments of animals and plants.
Integument (n.) That which naturally invests or covers another thing, as the testa or the tegmen of a seed; specifically (Anat.), a covering which invests the body, as the skin, or a membrane that invests a particular.
Integumentary (n.) Belonging to, or composed of, integuments.
Integumentation (n.) The act or process of covering with integuments; the state or manner of being thus covered.
Intellect (n.) The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.
Intellection (n.) A mental act or process; especially: (a) The act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; intuition. Bentley. (b) A creation of the mind itself.
Intellectual (n.) The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
Intellectualism (n.) Intellectual power; intellectuality.
Intellectualism (n.) The doctrine that knowledge is derived from pure reason.
Intellectualist (n.) One who overrates the importance of the understanding.
Intellectualist (n.) One who accepts the doctrine of intellectualism.
Intellectuality (n.) Intellectual powers; possession of intellect; quality of being intellectual.
Intelligence (n.) The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding.
Intelligence (n.) The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.
Intelligence (n.) Information communicated; news; notice; advice.
Intelligence (n.) Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.
Intelligence (n.) Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information.
Intelligence (n.) An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence.
Intelligencer (n.) One who, or that which, sends or conveys intelligence or news; a messenger.
Intelligency (n.) Intelligence.
Intelligentiary (n.) One who gives information; an intelligencer.
Intelligibleness (n.) The quality or state of being intelligible; intelligibility.
Intemerateness (n.) The state of being unpolluted; purity.
Intemerament (n.) A bad state; as, the intemperament of an ulcerated part.
Intemperance (n.) The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.
Intemperance (n.) Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.
Intemperancy (n.) Intemperance.
Intemperateness (n.) The state of being intemperate; excessive indulgence of any appetite or passion; as, intemperateness in eating or drinking.
Intemperateness (n.) Severity of weather; inclemency.
Intemperature (n.) Intemperateness.
Intempestivity (n.) Unseasonableness; untime
Intendancy (n.) The office or employment of an intendant.
Intendancy (n.) A territorial district committed to the charge of an intendant.
Intendant (n.) One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent; as, an intendant of marine; an intendant of finance.
Intended (n.) One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an affianced lover.
Intendent (n.) See Intendant, n.
Intender (n.) One who intends.
Intendiment (n.) Attention; consideration; knowledge; understanding.
Intendment (n.) Charge; oversight.
Intendment (n.) Intention; design; purpose.
Intendment (n.) The true meaning, understanding, or intention of a law, or of any legal instrument.
Inteneration (n.) The act or process of intenerating, or the state of being intenerated; softening.
Intensation (n.) The act or process of intensifying; intensification; climax.
Intenseness (n.) The state or quality of being intense; intensity; as, the intenseness of heat or cold; the intenseness of study or thought.
Intensification (n.) The act or process of intensifying, or of making more intense.
Intensifier (n.) One who or that which intensifies or strengthens; in photography, an agent used to intensify the lights or shadows of a picture.
Intension (n.) A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained; as, the intension of a musical string.
Intension (n.) Increase of power or energy of any quality or thing; intenseness; fervency.
Intension (n.) The collective attributes, qualities, or marks that make up a complex general notion; the comprehension, content, or connotation; -- opposed to extension, extent, or sphere.
Intensity (n.) The state or quality of being intense; intenseness; extreme degree; as, intensity of heat, cold, mental application, passion, etc.
Intensity (n.) The amount or degree of energy with which a force operates or a cause acts; effectiveness, as estimated by results produced.
Intensity (n.) The magnitude of a distributed force, as pressure, stress, weight, etc., per unit of surface, or of volume, as the case may be; as, the measure of the intensity of a total stress of forty pounds which is distributed uniformly over a surface of four square inches area is ten pounds per square inch.
Intensity (n.) The degree or depth of shade in a picture.
Intensive (n.) That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word.
Intensiveness (n.) The quality or state of being intensive; intensity.
Intent (n.) The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
Intentation (n.) Intention.
Intention (n.) A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
Intention (n.) A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.
Intention (n.) The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.
Intention (n.) The state of being strained. See Intension.
Intention (n.) Any mental apprehension of an object.
Intentionality (n.) The quality or state of being intentional; purpose; design.
Intentive (n.) Attentive; intent.
Intentiveness (n.) Closeness of attention or application of mind; attentiveness.
Intentness (n.) The state or quality of being intent; close application; attention.
Interact (n.) A short act or piece between others, as in a play; an interlude; hence, intermediate employment or time.
Interaction (n.) Intermediate action.
Interaction (n.) Mutual or reciprocal action or influence; as, the interaction of the heart and lungs on each other.
Interagency (n.) Intermediate agency.
Interagent (n.) An intermediate agent.
Interall (n.) Entrail or inside.
Interambulacrum (n.) In echinoderms, one of the areas or zones intervening between two ambulacra. See Illust. of Ambulacrum.
Interarboration (n.) The interweaving of branches of trees.
Interaxis (n.) The space between two axes. See Axis, 6.
Interbastation (n.) Patchwork.
Interbrain (n.) See Thalamencephalon.
Intercalary (n.) Introduced or inserted among others; additional; supernumerary.
Intercalation (n.) The insertion of a day, or other portion of time, in a calendar.
Intercalation (n.) The insertion or introduction of anything among others, as the insertion of a phrase,
Intercedence (n.) The act of interceding; intercession; intervention.
Interceder (n.) One who intercedes; an intercessor; a mediator.
Intercentrum (n.) The median of the three elements composing the centra of the vertebrae in some fossil batrachians.
Intercept (n.) A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a
Intercepter (n.) One who, or that which, intercepts.
Interception (n.) The act of intercepting; as, interception of a letter; interception of the enemy.
Intercession (n.) The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of, or (less often) against, another or others.
Intercessor (n.) One who goes between, or intercedes; a mediator. (a) One who interposes between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them. (b) One who pleads in behalf of another.
Intercessor (n.) A bishop, who, during a vacancy of the see, administers the bishopric till a successor is installed.
Interchange (n.) The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons.
Interchange (n.) The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce.
Interchange (n.) Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling.
Interchangeability (n.) The state or quality of being interchangeable; interchangeableness.
Interchangement (n.) Mutual transfer; exchange.
Interchapter (n.) An intervening or inserted chapter.
Intercidence (n.) The act or state of coming or falling between; occurrence; incident.
Intercipient (n.) One who, or that which, intercepts or stops anything on the passage.
Inrecision (n.) A cutting off, through, or asunder; interruption.
Intercitizenship (n.) The mutual right to civic privileges, in the different States.
Interclavicle (n.) See Episternum.
Interclusion (n.) Interception; a stopping / obstruction.
Intercolumniation (n.) The clear space between two columns, measured at the bottom of their shafts.
Intercombat (n.) Combat.
Intercoming (n.) The act of coming between; intervention; interference.
Intercommonage (n.) The right or privilege of intercommoning.
Intercommunication (n.) Mutual communication.
Intercommunion (n.) Mutual communion; as, an intercommunion of deities.
Intercommunity (n.) Intercommunication; community of possessions, religion, etc.
Intercomparison (n.) Mutual comparison of corresponding parts.
Interconnection (n.) Connection between; mutual connection.
Intercourse (n.) A commingling; intimate connection or dealings between persons or nations, as in common affairs and civilities, in correspondence or trade; communication; commerce; especially, interchange of thought and feeling; association; communion.
Intercross (n.) The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.
Intercurrence (n.) A passing or running between; occurrence.
Intercurrent (n.) Something intervening.
Interdentil (n.) The space between two dentils.
Interdependence (n.) Mutual dependence.
Interdependency (n.) Mutual dependence; as, interdependency of interests.
Interdict (n.) To forbid; to prohibit or debar; as, to interdict intercourse with foreign nations.
Interdict (n.) To lay under an interdict; to cut off from the enjoyment of religious privileges, as a city, a church, an individual.
Interdict (n.) A prohibitory order or decree; a prohibition.
Interdict (n.) A prohibition of the pope, by which the clergy or laymen are restrained from performing, or from attending, divine service, or from administering the offices or enjoying the privileges of the church.
Interdict (n.) An order of the court of session, having the like purpose and effect with a writ of injunction out of chancery in England and America.
Interdiction (n.) The act of interdicting; prohibition; prohibiting decree; curse; interdict.
Interdigitation (n.) The state of interdigitating; interdigital space.
Interdome (n.) The open space between the inner and outer shells of a dome or cupola of masonry.
Interduce (n.) An intertie.
Interesse (n.) Interest.
Interest (n.) To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.
Interest (n.) To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; -- often used impersonally.
Interest (n.) To cause or permit to share.
Interest (n.) Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern.
Interest (n.) Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.
Interest (n.) Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.
Interest (n.) Premium paid for the use of money, -- usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.
Interest (n.) Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.
Interest (n.) The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.
Interestedness (n.) The state or quality of being interested; selfishness.
Interestingness (n.) The condition or quality of being interesting.
Interferant (n.) One of the contestants in interference before the Patent Office.
Interference (n.) The act or state of interfering; as, the stoppage of a machine by the interference of some of its parts; a meddlesome interference in the business of others.
Interference (n.) The mutual influence, under certain conditions, of two streams of light, or series of pulsations of sound, or, generally, two waves or vibrations of any kind, producing certain characteristic phenomena, as colored fringes, dark bands, or darkness, in the case of light, silence or increased intensity in sounds; neutralization or superposition of waves generally.
Interference (n.) The act or state of interfering, or of claiming a right to the same invention.
Interferer (n.) One who interferes.
Interfusion (n.) The act of interfusing, or the state of being interfused.
Interhaemal (n.) An interhemal spine or cartilage.
Interhyal (n.) An interhyal ligament or cartilage.
Interim (n.) The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc.
Interim (n.) A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.
Interior (n.) That which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside.
Interior (n.) The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.
Interiority (n.) State of being interior.
Interjacence (n.) Alt. of Interjacency
Interjacency (n.) The state of being between; a coming or lying between or among; intervention; also, that which lies between.
Interjection (n.) The act of interjecting or throwing between; also, that which is interjected.
Interjection (n.) A word or form of speech thrown in to express emotion or feeling, as O! Alas! Ha ha! Begone! etc. Compare Exclamation.
Interjoist (n.) The space or interval between two joists.
Interjoist (n.) A middle joist or crossbeam.
Interjunction (n.) A mutual joining.
Interknowledge (n.) Mutual knowledge or acquaintance.
Interlacement (n.) The act of interlacing, or the state of being interlaced; also, that which is interlaced.
Interlamination (n.) The state of being interlaminated.
Interlapse (n.) The lapse or interval of time between two events.
Interleaf (n.) A leaf inserted between other leaves; a blank leaf inserted, as in a book.
Interlining (n.) Correction or alteration by writing between the
Interlink (n.) An intermediate or connecting link.
Interlocation (n.) A placing or coming between; interposition.
Interlocution (n.) Interchange of speech; dialogue; conversation; conference.
Interlocution (n.) An intermediate act or decree before final decision.
Interlocution (n.) Hence, intermediate argument or discussion.
Interlocutor (n.) One who takes part in dialogue or conversation; a talker, interpreter, or questioner.
Interlocutor (n.) An interlocutory judgment or sentence.
Interlocutory (n.) Interpolated discussion or dialogue.
Interlocutrice (n.) A female interlocutor.
Interloper (n.) One who interlopes; one who interlopes; one who unlawfully intrudes upon a property, a station, or an office; one who interferes wrongfully or officiously.
Interlucation (n.) Act of thinning a wood to let in light.
Interlude (n.) A short entertainment exhibited on the stage between the acts of a play, or between the play and the afterpiece, to relieve the tedium of waiting.
Interlude (n.) A form of English drama or play, usually short, merry, and farcical, which succeeded the Moralities or Moral Plays in the transition to the romantic or Elizabethan drama.
Interlude (n.) A short piece of instrumental music played between the parts of a song or cantata, or the acts of a drama; especially, in church music, a short passage played by the organist between the stanzas of a hymn, or in German chorals after each
Interluder (n.) An actor who performs in an interlude.
Interluency (n.) A flowing between; intervening water.
Intermarriage (n.) Connection by marriage; reciprocal marriage; giving and taking in marriage, as between two families, tribes, castes, or nations.
Intermaxilla (n.) See Premaxilla.
Intermaxillary (n.) An intermaxilla.
Intermean (n.) Something done in the meantime; interlude.
Intermeation (n.) A flowing between.
Intermeddler (n.) One who meddles with, or intrudes into, the affairs of others.
Intermeddling (n.) The act of improperly interfering.
Intermede (n.) A short musical dramatic piece, of a light and pleasing, sometimes a burlesque, character; an interlude introduced between the acts of a play or an opera.
Intermediacy (n.) Interposition; intervention.
Intermediary (n.) One who, or that which, is intermediate; an interagent; a go-between.
Intermediation (n.) The act of coming between; intervention; interposition.
Intermediator (n.) A mediator.
Intermedium (n.) Intermediate space.
Intermedium (n.) An intervening agent or instrument.
Intermedium (n.) The bone or cartilage between the radiale and ulnare in the carpus, and between the tibiale and fibulare in the tarsus. It corresponds to the lunar in the carpus, and to a part of the astragalus in the tarsus of man and most mammals.
Intermezzo (n.) An interlude; an intermede. See Intermede.
Intermication (n.) A shining between or among.
Intermigration (n.) Reciprocal migration; interchange of dwelling place by migration.
Interminableness (n.) The state of being endless.
Intermination (n.) A menace or threat.
Intermise (n.) Interference; interposition.
Intermission (n.) The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.
Intermission (n.) Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without intermission; an intermission of ten minutes.
Intermission (n.) The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever.
Intermission (n.) Intervention; interposition.
Intermittence (n.) Act or state of intermitting; intermission.
Intermittent (n.) An intermittent fever or disease.
Intermixture (n.) A mass formed by mixture; a mass of ingredients mixed.
Intermixture (n.) Admixture; an additional ingredient.
Intermobility (n.) Capacity of things to move among each other; as, the intermobility of fluid particles.
Intermodillion (n.) The space between two modillions.
Intermutation (n.) Interchange; mutual or reciprocal change.
Internality (n.) The state of being internal or within; interiority.
International (n.) The International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations.
International (n.) A member of the International Association.
Internationalism (n.) The state or principles of international interests and intercourse.
Internationalism (n.) The doctrines or organization of the International.
Internationalist (n.) One who is versed in the principles of international law.
Internationalist (n.) A member of the International; one who believes in, or advocates the doctrines of, the International.
Internecion (n.) Mutual slaughter or destruction; massacre.
Internection (n.) Intimate connection.
Interneural (n.) An interneural spine or cartilage.
Internity (n.) State of being within; interiority.
Internment (n.) Confinement within narrow limits, -- as of foreign troops, to the interior of a country.
Internode (n.) The space between two nodes or points of the stem from which the leaves properly arise.
Internode (n.) A part between two joints; a segment; specifically, one of the phalanges.
Internunciess (n.) A female messenger.
Internuncio (n.) A messenger between two parties.
Internuncio (n.) A representative, or charge d'affaires, of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government, ranking next below a nuncio.
Internuncioship (n.) The office or function of an internuncio.
Internuncius (n.) Internuncio.
Interpercular (n.) The interopercular bone.
Interoperculum (n.) The postero-inferior opercular bone, in fishes.
Interparietal (n.) The interparietal bone or cartilage.
Interpause (n.) An intermission.
Interpellant (n.) One who, or that which, interpels.
Interpellation (n.) The act of interpelling or interrupting; interruption.
Interpellation (n.) The act of interposing or interceding; intercession.
Interpellation (n.) An act of interpellating, or of demanding of an officer an explanation of his action; imperative or peremptory questioning; a point raised in a debate.
Interpellation (n.) A official summons or citation.
Interpenetration (n.) The act of penetrating between or within other substances; mutual penetration.
Interpilaster (n.) The interval or space between two pilasters.
Interplay (n.) Mutual action or influence; interaction; as, the interplay of affection.
Interpleader (n.) One who interpleads.
Interpleader (n.) A proceeding devised to enable a person, of whom the same debt, duty, or thing is claimed adversely by two or more parties, to compel them to litigate the right or title between themselves, and thereby to relieve himself from the suits which they might otherwise bring against him.
Interpolation (n.) The act of introducing or inserting anything, especially that which is spurious or foreign.
Interpolation (n.) That which is introduced or inserted, especially something foreign or spurious.
Interpolation (n.) The method or operation of finding from a few given terms of a series, as of numbers or observations, other intermediate terms in conformity with the law of the series.
Interpolator (n.) One who interpolates; esp., one who inserts foreign or spurious matter in genuine writings.
Interponent (n.) One who, or that which, interposes; an interloper, an opponent.
Interposal (n.) The act of interposing; interposition; intervention.
Interpose (n.) Interposition.
Interposer (n.) One who, or that which, interposes or intervenes; an obstacle or interruption; a mediator or agent between parties.
Interposit (n.) An intermediate depot or station between one commercial city or country and another.
Interposition (n.) The act of interposing, or the state of being interposed; a being, placing, or coming between; mediation.
Interposition (n.) The thing interposed.
Interposure (n.) Interposition.
Interpretament (n.) Interpretation.
Interpretation (n.) The act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction; as, the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.
Interpretation (n.) The sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning; as, commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.
Interpretation (n.) The power or explaining.
Interpretation (n.) An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
Interpretation (n.) The act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
Interpreter (n.) One who or that which interprets, explains, or expounds; a translator; especially, a person who translates orally between two parties.
Interpunction (n.) The insertion of points between word or sentences; punctuation.
Interregency (n.) An interregnum.
Interregent (n.) A person who discharges the royal functions during an interregnum.
Interregnum (n.) The time during which a throne is vacant between the death or abdication of a sovereign and the accession of his successor.
Interregnum (n.) Any period during which, for any cause, the executive branch of a government is suspended or interrupted.
Interreign (n.) An interregnum.
Interrelation (n.) Mutual or reciprocal relation; correlation.
Interrenal (n.) The interrenal body.
Interrer (n.) One who inters.
Interrex (n.) An interregent, or a regent.
Interrogate (n.) An interrogation; a question.
Interrogatee (n.) One who is interrogated.
Interrogation (n.) The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.
Interrogation (n.) A question put; an inquiry.
Interrogation (n.) A point, mark, or sign, thus [?], indicating that the sentence with which it is connected is a question. It is used to express doubt, or to mark a query. Called also interrogation point.
Interrogative (n.) A word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?
Interrogator (n.) One who asks questions; a questioner.
Interrogatory (n.) A formal question or inquiry; esp. (Law), a question asked in writing.
Interrupter (n.) One who, or that which, interrupts.
Interrupter (n.) A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit; a vibrating spring or tuning fork, arranged to make and break a circuit at rapidly recurring intervals, by the action of the current itself.
Interruption (n.) The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.
Interruption (n.) The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition.
Interruption (n.) Obstruction caused by breaking in upon course, current, progress, or motion; stop; hindrance; as, the author has met with many interruptions in the execution of his work; the speaker or the argument proceeds without interruption.
Interruption (n.) Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.
Intersection (n.) The act, state, or place of intersecting.
Intersection (n.) The point or
Interserttion (n.) The act of interserting, or that which is interserted.
Interspace (n.) Intervening space.
Interspeech (n.) A speech interposed between others.
Interspersion (n.) The act of interspersing, or the state of being interspersed.
Interspiration (n.) Spiritual inspiration at separate times, or at intervals.
Interstapedial (n.) The interstapedial part of the columella.
Interstice (n.) That which intervenes between one thing and another; especially, a space between things closely set, or between the parts which compose a body; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; a hole; an interval; as, the interstices of a wall.
Interstice (n.) An interval of time; specifically (R. C. Ch.), in the plural, the intervals which the canon law requires between the reception of the various degrees of orders.
Interstition (n.) An intervening period of time; interval.
Interstratification (n.) Stratification among or between other layers or strata; also, that which is interstratified.
Intertexture (n.) The act of interweaving, or the state of being interwoven; that which is interwoven.
Intertie (n.) In any framed work, a horizontal tie other than sill and plate or other principal ties, securing uprights to one another.
Intertraffic (n.) Mutual trade of traffic.
Intertrigo (n.) A rubbing or chafing of the skin; especially, an abrasion or excoriation of the skin between folds, as in fat or neglected children.
Intertwine (n.) The act intertwining, or the state of being intertwined.
Interval (n.) A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
Interval (n.) Space of time between any two points or events; as, the interval between the death of Charles I. of England, and the accession of Charles II.
Interval (n.) A brief space of time between the recurrence of similar conditions or states; as, the interval between paroxysms of pain; intervals of sanity or delirium.
Interval (n.) Difference in pitch between any two tones.
Interval (n.) Alt. of Intervale
Intervale (n.) A tract of low ground between hills, or along the banks of a stream, usually alluvial land, enriched by the overflowings of the river, or by fertilizing deposits of earth from the adjacent hills. Cf. Bottom, n., 7.
Intervallum (n.) An interval.
Intervene (n.) A coming between; intervention; meeting.
Intervener (n.) One who intervenes; especially (Law), a person who assumes a part in a suit between others.
Intervenience (n.) Alt. of Interveniency
Interveniency (n.) Intervention; interposition.
Intervention (n.) The act of intervening; interposition.
Intervention (n.) Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation.
Intervention (n.) The act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties.
Interventor (n.) One who intervenes; a mediator; especially (Eccles. Hist.), a person designated by a church to reconcile parties, and unite them in the choice of officers.
Intervenue (n.) Interposition.
Interview (n.) A mutual sight or view; a meeting face to face; usually, a formal or official meeting for consultation; a conference; as, the secretary had an interview with the President.
Interview (n.) A conservation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited.
Interviewer (n.) One who interviews; especially, one who obtains an interview with another for the purpose of eliciting his opinions or obtaining information for publication.
Interviewing (n.) The act or custom of holding an interview or interviews.
Intervolution (n.) The state of being intervolved or coiled up; a convolution; as, the intervolutions of a snake.
Interworking (n.) The act of working in together; interweaving.
Interworld (n.) A world between other worlds.
Intestacy (n.) The state of being intestate, or of dying without having made a valid will.
Intestate (n.) A person who dies without making a valid will.
Intext (n.) The text of a book.
Intextine (n.) A thin membrane existing in the pollen grains of some plants, and situated between the extine and the intine, as in /nothera.
Inthrallment (n.) Act of inthralling, or state of being inthralled; servitude; bondage; vassalage.
Inthronization (n.) Enthronement.
Intimacy (n.) The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.
Intimate (n.) An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.
Intimation (n.) The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
Intimation (n.) Announcement; declaration.
Intimation (n.) A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.
Intimidation (n.) The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation.
Intinction (n.) The act of tingeing or dyeing.
Intinction (n.) A method or practice of the administration of the sacrament by dipping the bread or wafer in the wine and administering both together.
Intinctivity (n.) The want of the quality of coloring or tingeing other bodies.
Intine (n.) A transparent, extensible membrane of extreme tenuity, which forms the innermost coating of grains of pollen.
Intolerability (n.) The quality of being intolerable; intolerableness.
Intolerance (n.) Want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light.
Intolerance (n.) The quality of being intolerant; refusal to allow to others the enjoyment of their opinions, chosen modes of worship, and the like; want of patience and forbearance; illiberality; bigotry; as, intolerance shown toward a religious sect.
Intolerancy (n.) Intolerance.
Intolerant (n.) An intolerant person; a bigot.
Intoleration (n.) Intolerance; want of toleration; refusal to tolerate a difference of opinion.
Intombment (n.) See Entombment.
Intonation (n.) A thundering; thunder.
Intonation (n.) The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
Intonation (n.) Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.
Intonation (n.) Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See Intone, v. t.
Intorsion (n.) A winding, bending, or twisting.
Intorsion (n.) The bending or twining of any part of a plant toward one side or the other, or in any direction from the vertical.
Intortion (n.) See Intorsion.
Intoxicant (n.) That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent; as, alcohol, opium, and laughing gas are intoxicants.
Intoxicatedness (n.) The state of being intoxicated; intoxication; drunkenness.
Intoxication (n.) A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
Intoxication (n.) The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
Intoxication (n.) A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
Intractability (n.) The quality of being intractable; intractableness.
Intrados (n.) The interior curve of an arch; esp., the inner or lower curved face of the whole body of voussoirs taken together. See Extrados.
Intrafusion (n.) The act of pouring into a vessel; specif. (Med.), the operation of introducing a substance into a blood vessel; as, intrafusion of blood.
Intranquillity (n.) Unquietness; restlessness.
Intransmutability (n.) The quality of being intransmutable.
Intrant (n.) One who enters; especially, a person entering upon some office or station.
Intreatance (n.) Entreaty.
Intrenchment (n.) The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.
Intrenchment (n.) Any defensive work consisting of at least a trench or ditch and a parapet made from the earth thrown up in making such a ditch.
Intrenchment (n.) Any defense or protection.
Intrenchment (n.) An encroachment or infringement.
Intrepidity (n.) The quality or state of being intrepid; fearless bravery; courage; resoluteness; valor.
Intricacy (n.) The state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; that which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of accounts; the intricacy of a cause in controversy; the intricacy of a plot.
Intricateness (n.) The state or quality of being intricate; intricacy.
Intrication (n.) Entanglement.
Intrigante (n.) A female intriguer.
Intriguer (n.) One who intrigues.
Intriguery (n.) Arts or practice of intrigue.
Intrinsic (n.) A genuine quality.
Intrinsicality (n.) The quality of being intrinsic; essentialness; genuineness; reality.
Intrinsicalness (n.) The quality of being intrinsical; intrinsicality.
Introcession (n.) A depression, or inward sinking of parts.
Introducement (n.) Introduction.
Introducer (n.) One who, or that which, introduces.
Introduction (n.) The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.
Introduction (n.) The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.
Introduction (n.) That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.
Introduction (n.) A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.
Introductor (n.) An introducer.
Introductress (n.) A female introducer.
Introgression (n.) The act of going in; entrance.
Introit (n.) A going in.
Introit (n.) A psalm sung or chanted immediately before the collect, epistle, and gospel, and while the priest is entering within the rails of the altar.
Introit (n.) A part of a psalm or other portion of Scripture read by the priest at Mass immediately after ascending to the altar.
Introit (n.) An anthem or psalm sung before the Communion service.
Introit (n.) Any composition of vocal music appropriate to the opening of church services.
Intromission (n.) The act of sending in or of putting in; insertion.
Intromission (n.) The act of letting go in; admission.
Intromission (n.) An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.
Intromitter (n.) One who intromits.
Intropression (n.) Pressure acting within.
Introreception (n.) The act of admitting into or within.
Introspection (n.) A view of the inside or interior; a looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states; self-consciousness; reflection.
Introspectionist (n.) One given to the introspective method of examining the phenomena of the soul.
Introsusception (n.) The act or process of receiving within.
Introsusception (n.) Same as Intussusception.
Introversion (n.) The act of introverting, or the state of being introverted; the act of turning the mind inward.
Intruder (n.) One who intrudes; one who thrusts himself in, or enters without right, or without leave or welcome; a trespasser.
Intrudress (n.) A female intruder.
Intrusion (n.) The act of intruding, or of forcing in; especially, the forcing (one's self) into a place without right or welcome; encroachment.
Intrusion (n.) The penetrating of one rock, while in a plastic or metal state, into the cavities of another.
Intrusion (n.) The entry of a stranger, after a particular estate or freehold is determined, before the person who holds in remainder or reversion has taken possession.
Intrusion (n.) The settlement of a minister over 3 congregation without their consent.
Intrusionist (n.) One who intrudes; especially, one who favors the appointment of a clergyman to a parish, by a patron, against the wishes of the parishioners.
Intubation (n.) The introduction of a tube into an organ to keep it open, as into the larynx in croup.
Intuition (n.) A looking after; a regard to.
Intuition (n.) Direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as in perception or consciousness; -- distinguished from "mediate" knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or ready insight or apprehension.
Intuition (n.) Any object or truth discerned by direct cognition; especially, a first or primary truth.
Intuitionalism (n.) The doctrine that the perception or recognition of primary truth is intuitive, or direct and immediate; -- opposed to sensationalism, and experientialism.
Intuitionalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of intuitionalism.
Intuitionism (n.) Same as Intuitionalism.
Intuitionist (n.) Same as Intuitionalist.
Intuitivism (n.) The doctrine that the ideas of right and wrong are intuitive.
Intumescence (n.) The act or process of swelling or enlarging; also, the state of being swollen; expansion; tumidity; especially, the swelling up of bodies under the action of heat.
Intumescence (n.) Anything swollen or enlarged, as a tumor.
Inturgescence (n.) A swelling; the act of swelling, or state of being swelled.
Intuse (n.) A bruise; a contusion.
Intussusception (n.) The reception of one part within another.
Intussusception (n.) The abnormal reception or slipping of a part of a tube, by inversion and descent, within a contiguous part of it; specifically, the reception or slipping of the upper part of the small intestine into the lower; introsusception; invagination.
Intussusception (n.) The interposition of new particles of formative material among those already existing, as in a cell wall, or in a starch grain.
Intussusception (n.) The act of taking foreign matter, as food, into a living body; the process of nutrition, by which dead matter is absorbed by the living organism, and ultimately converted into the organized substance of its various tissues and organs.
Intwinement (n.) The act of twinning, or the state of being intwined.
Inuendo (n.) See Innuendo.
Inulin (n.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as Inula, Helianthus, Campanula, etc., and is extracted by solution as a tasteless, white, semicrystal
Inuloid (n.) A substance resembling inulin, found in the unripe bulbs of the dahila.
Inunction (n.) The act of anointing, or the state of being anointed; unction; specifically (Med.), the rubbing of ointments into the pores of the skin, by which medicinal agents contained in them, such as mercury, iodide of potash, etc., are absorbed.
Inunctuosity (n.) The want of unctuosity; freedom from greasiness or oi
Inundation (n.) The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.
Inundation (n.) An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.
Inurbanity (n.) Want of urbanity or courtesy; unpolished manners or deportment; inurbaneness; rudeness.
Inurement (n.) Use; practice; discip
Inusitation (n.) Want of use; disuse.
Inustion (n.) The act of burning or branding.
Inutility (n.) Uselessness; the quality of being unprofitable; unprofitableness; as, the inutility of vain speculations and visionary projects.
Invader (n.) One who invades; an assailant; an encroacher; an intruder.
Invagination (n.) The condition of an invaginated organ or part.
Invagination (n.) One of the methods by which the various germinal layers of the ovum are differentiated.
Invalescence (n.) Strength; health.
Invalid (n.) Not well; feeble; infirm; sickly; as, he had an invalid daughter.
Invalidation (n.) The act of inavlidating, or the state of being invalidated.
Invalide (n.) See Invalid, n.
Invalidism (n.) The condition of an invalid; sickness; infirmity.
Invalidity (n.) Want of validity or cogency; want of legal force or efficacy; invalidness; as, the invalidity of an agreement or of a will.
Invalidity (n.) Want of health; infirmity.
Invalidness (n.) Invalidity; as, the invalidness of reasoning.
Invariability (n.) The quality of being invariable; invariableness; constancy; uniformity.
Invariable (n.) An invariable quantity; a constant.
Invariance (n.) The property of remaining invariable under prescribed or implied conditions.
Invariant (n.) An invariable quantity; specifically, a function of the coefficients of one or more forms, which remains unaltered, when these undergo suitable
Invasion (n.) The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
Invasion (n.) A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.
Invasion (n.) The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.
Invection (n.) An inveighing against; invective.
Invective (n.) An expression which inveighs or rails against a person; a severe or violent censure or reproach; something uttered or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation; -- followed by against, having reference to the person or thing affected; as an invective against tyranny.
Inveigher (n.) One who inveighs.
Inveiglement (n.) The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled; that which inveigles; enticement; seduction.
Inveigler (n.) One who inveigles.
Invendibility (n.) The quality of being invendible; invendibleness; unsalableness.
Inventer (n.) One who invents.
Inventibleness (n.) Quality of being inventible.
Invention (n.) The act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of the art of printing.
Invention (n.) That which is invented; an original contrivance or construction; a device; as, this fable was the invention of Esop; that falsehood was her own invention.
Invention (n.) Thought; idea.
Invention (n.) A fabrication to deceive; a fiction; a forgery; a falsehood.
Invention (n.) The faculty of inventing; imaginative faculty; skill or ingenuity in contriving anything new; as, a man of invention.
Invention (n.) The exercise of the imagination in selecting and treating a theme, or more commonly in contriving the arrangement of a piece, or the method of presenting its parts.
Inventor (n.) One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices.
Inventory (n.) An account, catalogue, or schedule, made by an executor or administrator, of all the goods and chattels, and sometimes of the real estate, of a deceased person; a list of the property of which a person or estate is found to be possessed; hence, an itemized list of goods or valuables, with their estimated worth; specifically, the annual account of stock taken in any business.
Inventress (n.) A woman who invents.
Inveracity (n.) Want of veracity.
Inverisimilitude (n.) Want of verisimilitude or likelihood; improbability.
Inverse (n.) That which is inverse.
Inversion (n.) The act of inverting, or turning over or backward, or the state of being inverted.
Inversion (n.) A change by inverted order; a reversed position or arrangement of things; transposition.
Inversion (n.) A movement in tactics by which the order of companies in
Inversion (n.) A change in the order of the terms of a proportion, so that the second takes the place of the first, and the fourth of the third.
Inversion (n.) A peculiar method of transformation, in which a figure is replaced by its inverse figure. Propositions that are true for the original figure thus furnish new propositions that are true in the inverse figure. See Inverse figures, under Inverse.
Inversion (n.) A change of the usual order of words or phrases; as, "of all vices, impurity is one of the most detestable," instead of, "impurity is one of the most detestable of all vices."
Inversion (n.) A method of reasoning in which the orator shows that arguments advanced by his adversary in opposition to him are really favorable to his cause.
Inversion (n.) Said of intervals, when the lower tone is placed an octave higher, so that fifths become fourths, thirds sixths, etc.
Inversion (n.) Said of a chord, when one of its notes, other than its root, is made the bass.
Inversion (n.) Said of a subject, or phrase, when the intervals of which it consists are repeated in the contrary direction, rising instead of falling, or vice versa.
Inversion (n.) Said of double counterpoint, when an upper and a lower part change places.
Inversion (n.) The folding back of strata upon themselves, as by upheaval, in such a manner that the order of succession appears to be reversed.
Inversion (n.) The act or process by which cane sugar (sucrose), under the action of heat and acids or ferments (as diastase), is broken or split up into grape sugar (dextrose), and fruit sugar (levulose); also, less properly, the process by which starch is converted into grape sugar (dextrose).
Invert (n.) An inverted arch.
Invertebrate (n.) One of the Invertebrata.
Invertin (n.) An unorganized ferment which causes cane sugar to take up a molecule of water and be converted into invert sugar.
Investigation (n.) The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, esp. patient or thorough inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge, the moralist.
Investigator (n.) One who searches diligently into a subject.
Investiture (n.) The act or ceremony of investing, or the of being invested, as with an office; a giving possession; also, the right of so investing.
Investiture (n.) Livery of seizin.
Investiture (n.) That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment; clothing; covering.
Investment (n.) The act of investing, or the state of being invested.
Investment (n.) That with which anyone is invested; a vestment.
Investment (n.) The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded.
Investment (n.) The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; the amount of money invested, or that in which money is invested.
Investor (n.) One who invests.
Investure (n.) Investiture; investment.
Inveteracy (n.) Firm establishment by long continuance; firmness or deep-rooted obstinacy of any quality or state acquired by time; as, the inveteracy of custom, habit, or disease; -- usually in a bad sense; as, the inveteracy of prejudice or of error.
Inveteracy (n.) Malignity; spitefulness; virulency.
Inveterateness (n.) Inveteracy.
Inveteration (n.) The act of making inveterate.
Invigilance (n.) Alt. of Invigilancy
Invigilancy (n.) Want of vigilance; neglect of watching; carelessness.
Invigoration (n.) The act of invigorating, or the state of being invigorated.
Invincibility (n.) The quality or state of being invincible; invincibleness.
Inviolability (n.) The quality or state of being inviolable; inviolableness.
Inviolableness (n.) The quality or state of being inviolable; as, the inviolableness of divine justice.
Inviolacy (n.) The state or quality of being inviolate; as, the inviolacy of an oath.
Inviolaness (n.) The state of being inviolate.
Invirility (n.) Absence of virility or manhood; effeminacy.
Invisibility (n.) The state or quality of being invisible; also, that which is invisible.
Invisible (n.) An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being.
Invisible (n.) A Rosicrucian; -- so called because avoiding declaration of his craft.
Invisible (n.) One of those (as in the 16th century) who denied the visibility of the church.
Invisibleness (n.) The quality or state of being invisible; invisibility.
Invision (n.) Want of vision or of the power of seeing.
Invitation (n.) The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company; as, an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend.
Invitation (n.) A document written or printed, or spoken words, /onveying the message by which one is invited.
Invitation (n.) Allurement; enticement.
Invitatory (n.) That which invites; specifically, the invitatory psalm, or a part of it used in worship.
Invitement (n.) Invitation.
Inviter (n.) One who, or that which, invites.
Invocation (n.) The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.
Invocation (n.) A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.
Invoice (n.) A written account of the particulars of merchandise shipped or sent to a purchaser, consignee, factor, etc., with the value or prices and charges annexed.
Invoice (n.) The lot or set of goods as shipped or received; as, the merchant receives a large invoice of goods.
Involucel (n.) A partial, secondary, or small involucre. See Illust. of Involucre.
Involucellum (n.) See Involucel.
Involucre (n.) A whorl or set of bracts around a flower, umbel, or head.
Involucre (n.) A continuous marginal covering of sporangia, in certain ferns, as in the common brake, or the cup-shaped processes of the filmy ferns.
Involucre (n.) The peridium or volva of certain fungi. Called also involucrum.
Involucret (n.) An involucel.
Involucrum (n.) See Involucre.
Involucrum (n.) A sheath which surrounds the base of the lasso cells in the Siphonophora.
Involuntariness (n.) The quality or state of being involuntary; unwillingness; automatism.
Involute (n.) A curve traced by the end of a string wound upon another curve, or unwound from it; -- called also evolvent. See Evolute.
Involution (n.) The act of involving or infolding.
Involution (n.) The state of being entangled or involved; complication; entanglement.
Involution (n.) That in which anything is involved, folded, or wrapped; envelope.
Involution (n.) The insertion of one or more clauses between the subject and the verb, in a way that involves or complicates the construction.
Involution (n.) The act or process of raising a quantity to any power assigned; the multiplication of a quantity into itself a given number of times; -- the reverse of evolution.
Involution (n.) The relation which exists between three or more sets of points, a.a', b.b', c.c', so related to a point O on the
Involution (n.) The return of an enlarged part or organ to its normal size, as of the uterus after pregnancy.
Involvedness (n.) The state of being involved.
Involvement (n.) The act of involving, or the state of being involved.
Invulnerability (n.) Quality or state of being invulnerable.
Invulnerableness (n.) Invulnerability.
Inwall (n.) An inner wall; specifically (Metal.), the inner wall, or lining, of a blast furnace.
Inward (n.) That which is inward or within; especially, in the plural, the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
Inward (n.) The mental faculties; -- usually pl.
Inward (n.) An intimate or familiar friend or acquaintance.
Inwardness (n.) Internal or true state; essential nature; as, the inwardness of conduct.
Inwardness (n.) Intimacy; familiarity.
Inwardness (n.) Heartiness; earnestness.
Inwit (n.) Inward sense; mind; understanding; conscience.
Io (n.) An exclamation of joy or triumph; -- often interjectional.
Iodal (n.) An oily liquid, Cl3.CHO, analogous to chloral and bromal.
Iodate (n.) A salt of iodic acid.
Iodhydrin (n.) One of a series of compounds containing iodine, and analogous to the chlorhydrins.
Iodide (n.) A binary compound of iodine, or one which may be regarded as binary; as, potassium iodide.
Iodine (n.) A nonmetallic element, of the halogen group, occurring always in combination, as in the iodides. When isolated it is in the form of dark gray metallic scales, resembling plumbago, soft but brittle, and emitting a chlorinelike odor. Symbol I. Atomic weight 126.5. If heated, iodine volatilizes in beautiful violet vapors.
Iodism (n.) A morbid state produced by the use of iodine and its compounds, and characterized by palpitation, depression, and general emaciation, with a pustular eruption upon the skin.
Iodizer (n.) One who, or that which, iodizes.
Iodoform (n.) A yellow, crystal
Iodoquinine (n.) A iodide of quinine obtained as a brown substance,. It is the base of herapathite. See Herapathite.
Ioduret (n.) Iodide.
Iodyrite (n.) Silver iodide, a mineral of a yellowish color.
Iolite (n.) A silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called dichroite.
Ion (n.) One of the elements which appear at the respective poles when a body is subjected to electro-chemical decomposition. Cf. Anion, Cation.
Ionian (n.) A native or citizen of Ionia.
Ionic (n.) A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic.
Ionic (n.) A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet.
Ionic (n.) The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.
Ionic (n.) Ionic type.
Ionidium (n.) A genus of violaceous plants, chiefly found in tropical America, some species of which are used as substitutes for ipecacuanha.
Iota (n.) The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (/) corresponding with the English i.
Iota (n.) A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle.
Iotacism (n.) The frequent use of the sound of iota (that of English e in be), as among the modern Greeks; also, confusion from sounding /, /, /, /, //, etc., like /.
Ipecac (n.) An abbreviation of Ipecacuanha, and in more frequent use.
Ipecacuanha (n.) The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb (Cephaelis Ipecacuanha), largely employed as an emetic; also, the plant itself; also, a medicinal extract of the root. Many other plants are used as a substitutes; among them are the black or Peruvian ipecac (Psychotria emetica), the white ipecac (Ionidium Ipecacuanha), the bastard or wild ipecac (Asclepias Curassavica), and the undulated ipecac (Richardsonia scabra).
Ipocras (n.) Hippocras.
Ipomoea (n.) A genus of twining plants with showy monopetalous flowers, including the morning-glory, the sweet potato, and the cypress vine.
Irade (n.) A decree of the Sultan.
Iran (n.) The native name of Persia.
Iranian (n.) A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages.
Irascibility (n.) The quality or state of being irascible; irritability of temper; irascibleness.
Ire (n.) Anger; wrath.
Irefulness (n.) Wrathfulness.
Irenarch (n.) An officer in the Greek empire having functions corresponding to those of a justice of the peace.
Irenicon (n.) A proposition or device for securing peace, especially in the church.
Irenics (n.) That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; -- called also Irenical theology.
Irestone (n.) Any very hard rock.
Iricism (n.) Irishism.
Iridectomy (n.) The act or process of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil.
Iridescence (n.) Exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; the quality or state of being iridescent; a prismatic play of color; as, the iridescence of mother-of-pearl.
Iridioscope (n.) A kind of ophthalmoscope.
Iridium (n.) A rare metallic element, of the same group as platinum, which it much resembles, being silver-white, but harder, and brittle, and indifferent to most corrosive agents. With the exception of osmium, it is the heaviest substance known, its specific gravity being 22.4. Symbol Ir. Atomic weight 192.5.
Iridosmine (n.) Alt. of Iridosmium
Iridosmium (n.) The native compound of iridium and osmium. It is found in flattened metallic grains of extreme hardness, and is often used for pointing gold pens.
Iris (n.) The goddess of the rainbow, and swift-footed messenger of the gods.
Iris (n.) The rainbow.
Iris (n.) An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of colors.
Iris (n.) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, and forming the colored portion of the eye. See Eye.
Iris (n.) A genus of plants having showy flowers and bulbous or tuberous roots, of which the flower-de-luce (fleur-de-lis), orris, and other species of flag are examples. See Illust. of Flower-de-luce.
Iris (n.) See Fleur-de-lis, 2.
Iriscope (n.) A philosophical toy for exhibiting the prismatic tints by means of thin films.
Irishism (n.) A mode of speaking peculiar to the Irish; an Hibernicism.
Irishman (n.) A man born in Ireland or of the Irish race; an Hibernian.
Irishry (n.) The Celtic people of Ireland.
Iritis (n.) An inflammation of the iris of the eye.
Iron (n.) The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attac>
Iron (n.) An instrument or utensil made of iron; -- chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc.
Iron (n.) Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles.
Iron (n.) Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron.
Iron (n.) Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.
Iron (n.) Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.
Iron (n.) Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;
Iron (n.) Rude; hard; harsh; severe.
Iron (n.) Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.
Iron (n.) Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.
Iron (n.) Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious.
Ironclad (n.) A naval vessel having the parts above water covered and protected by iron or steel usually in large plates closely joined and made sufficiently thick and strong to resist heavy shot.
Ironer (n.) One who, or that which, irons.
Iron-gray (n.) An iron-gray color; also, a horse of this color.
Ironheads (n.) A European composite herb (Centaurea nigra); -- so called from the resemblance of its knobbed head to an iron ball fixed on a long handle.
Ironing (n.) The act or process of smoothing, as clothes, with hot flatirons.
Ironing (n.) The clothes ironed.
Ironist (n.) One who uses irony.
Ironmaster (n.) A manufacturer of iron, or large dealer therein.
Ironmonger (n.) A dealer in iron or hardware.
Ironmongery (n.) Hardware; a general name for all articles made of iron.
Ironsmith (n.) A worker in iron; one who makes and repairs utensils of iron; a blacksmith.
Ironsmith (n.) An East Indian barbet (Megalaima faber), inhabiting the Island of Hainan. The name alludes to its note, which resembles the sounds made by a smith.
Ironstone (n.) A hard, earthy ore of iron.
Ironware (n.) Articles made of iron, as household utensils, tools, and the like.
Ironweed (n.) A tall weed with purplish flowers (Vernonia Noveboracensis). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus.
Ironwood (n.) A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood.
Ironwork (n.) Anything made of iron; -- a general name of such parts or pieces of a building, vessel, carriage, etc., as consist of iron.
Ironwort (n.) An herb of the Mint family (Sideritis), supposed to heal sword cuts; also, a species of Galeopsis.
Irony (n.) Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
Irony (n.) A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
Irp (n.) Alt. of Irpe
Irpe (n.) A fantastic grimace or contortion of the body.
Irradiance (n.) Alt. of Irradiancy
Irradiancy (n.) The act of irradiating; emission of rays of light.
Irradiancy (n.) That which irradiates or is irradiated; luster; splendor; irradiation; brilliancy.
Irradiation (n.) Act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated.
Irradiation (n.) Illumination; irradiance; brilliancy.
Irradiation (n.) Fig.: Mental light or illumination.
Irradiation (n.) The apparent enlargement of a bright object seen upon a dark ground, due to the fact that the portions of the retina around the image are stimulated by the intense light; as when a dark spot on a white ground appears smaller, or a white spot on a dark ground larger, than it really is, esp. when a little out of focus.
Irrationality (n.) The quality or state of being irrational.
Irrationalness (n.) Irrationality.
Irrecognition (n.) A failure to recognize; absence of recognition.
Irreconcilability (n.) The quality or state of being irreconcilable; irreconcilableness.
Irreconcilement (n.) The state or quality of being unreconciled; disagreement.
Irreconciliation (n.) Want of reconciliation; disagreement.
Irredeemability (n.) The state or quality of being irredeemable; irredeemableness.
Irreducibility (n.) The state or quality of being irreducible.
Irreflection (n.) Want of reflection.
Irrefragability (n.) The quality or state of being irrefragable; incapability of being refuted.
Irrefrangibility (n.) The quality or state of being irrefrangible; irrefrangibleness.
Irregeneracy (n.) Unregeneracy.
Irregeneration (n.) An unregenerate state.
Irregular (n.) One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service.
Irregularist (n.) One who is irregular.
Irregularity (n.) The state or quality of being irregular; that which is irregular.
Irrelation (n.) The quality or state of being irrelative; want of connection or relation.
Irrelavance (n.) Irrelevancy.
Irrelavancy (n.) The quality or state of being irrelevant; as, the irrelevancy of an argument.
Irreligion (n.) The state of being irreligious; want of religion; impiety.
Irreligionist (n.) One who is irreligious.
Irreligiousness (n.) The state or quality of being irreligious; ungod
Irremediableness (n.) The state or quality of being irremediable.
Irremission (n.) Refusal of pardon.
Irremobability (n.) The quality or state of being irremovable; immovableness.
Irremoval (n.) Absence of removal.
Irreparability (n.) The quality or state of being irreparable; irreparableness.
Irreparableness (n.) Quality of being irreparable.
Irrepealability (n.) The quality or state of being irrepealable.
Irrepentance (n.) Want of repentance; impenitence.
Irreproachableness (n.) The quality or state of being irreproachable; integrity; innocence.
Irresistance (n.) Nonresistance; passive submission.
Irresistibility (n.) The quality or state of being irrestible, irresistibleness.
Irresistibleness (n.) Quality of being irrestible.
Irresolubleness (n.) The state or quality of being irresoluble; insolubility.
Irresolution (n.) Want of resolution; want of decision in purpose; a fluctuation of mind, as in doubt, or between hope and fear; irresoluteness; indecision; vacillation.
Irresolvability (n.) The quality of being irresolvable; irresolvableness.
Irresolvableness (n.) The quality or state of being irresolvable; irresolvability.
Irresponsibility (n.) Want of, or freedom from, responsibility or accountability.
Irretention (n.) Want of retaining power; forgetfulness.
Irretrievableness (n.) The state or quality of being irretrievable.
Irreverence (n.) The state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior.
Irreversibility (n.) The state or quality of being irreversible; irreversibleness.
Irreversibleness (n.) The state or quality of being irreversible.
Irrevocability (n.) The state or quality of being irrevocable; irrevocableness.
Irrigation (n.) The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants.
Irrision (n.) The act of laughing at another; derision.
Irritability (n.) The state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper.
Irritability (n.) A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways, -- as that quality in plants by which they exhibit motion under suitable stimulation; esp., the property which living muscle processes, of responding either to a direct stimulus of its substance, or to the stimulating influence of its nerve fibers, the response being indicated by a change of form, or cont>
Irritability (n.) A condition of morbid excitability of an organ or part of the body; undue susceptibility to the influence of stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3.
Irritableness (n.) Irritability.
Irritancy (n.) The state or quality of being null and void; invalidity; forfeiture.
Irritancy (n.) The state o quality of being irritant or irritating.
Irritant (n.) That which irritates or excites.
Irritant (n.) Any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant.
Irritant (n.) A poison that produces inflammation.
Irritate (n.) To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
Irritation (n.) The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger.
Irritation (n.) The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation.
Irritation (n.) A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.
Irroration (n.) The act of bedewing; the state of being moistened with dew.
Irruption (n.) A bursting in; a sudden, violent rushing into a place; as, irruptions of the sea.
Irruption (n.) A sudden and violent inroad, or entrance of invaders; as, the irruptions of the Goths into Italy.
Irvingite (n.) The common designation of one a sect founded by the Rev. Edward Irving (about 1830), who call themselves the Catholic Apostolic Church. They are highly ritualistic in worship, have an elaborate hierarchy of apostles, prophets, etc., and look for the speedy coming of Christ.
Isagel (n.) One of two or more objects containing the same information.
Isagoge (n.) An introduction.
Isagogics (n.) That part of theological science directly preliminary to actual exegesis, or interpretation of the Scriptures.
Isatide (n.) A white crystal
Isatin (n.) An orange-red crystal
Isatis (n.) A genus of herbs, some species of which, especially the Isatis tinctoria, yield a blue dye similar to indigo; woad.
Isatogen (n.) A complex nitrogenous radical, C8H4NO2, regarded as the essential residue of a series of compounds, related to isatin, which easily pass by reduction to indigo blue.
Ischiocerite (n.) The third joint or the antennae of the Crustacea.
Ischion (n.) Alt. of Ischium
Ischium (n.) The ventral and posterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis; seat bone; the huckle bone.
Ischium (n.) One of the pleurae of insects.
Ischiopodite (n.) The third joint of the typical appendages of Crustacea.
Ischuretic (n.) An ischuretic medicine.
Ischury (n.) A retention or suppression of urine.
Ishmaelite (n.) A descendant of Ishmael (the son of Abraham and Hagar), of whom it was said, "His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him."
Ishmaelite (n.) One at enmity with society; a wanderer; a vagabond; an outcast.
Ishmaelite (n.) See Ismaelian.
Isicle (n.) A icicle.
Isinglass (n.) A semitransparent, whitish, and very pure from of gelatin, chiefly prepared from the sounds or air bladders of various species of sturgeons (as the Acipenser huso) found in the of Western Russia. It used for making jellies, as a clarifier, etc. Cheaper forms of gelatin are not unfrequently so called. Called also fish glue.
Isinglass (n.) A popular name for mica, especially when in thin sheets.
Isis (n.) The principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture.
Isis (n.) Any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isidae, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints. See Gorgoniacea.
Isis (n.) One of the asteroids.
Islam (n.) The religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet.
Islam (n.) The whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy.
Islamism (n.) The faith, doctrines, or religious system of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islam.
Islamite (n.) A Mohammedan.
Island (n.) A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.
Island (n.) Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.
Island (n.) See Isle, n., 2.
Islander (n.) An inhabitant of an island.
Isle (n.) See Aisle.
Isle (n.) An island.
Isle (n.) A spot within another of a different color, as upon the wings of some insects.
Islet (n.) A little island.
Ism (n.) A doctrine or theory; especially, a wild or visionary theory.
Ismaelian (n.) Alt. of Ismaelite
Ismaelite (n.) One of a sect of Mohammedans who favored the pretensions of the family of Mohammed ben Ismael, of the house Ali.
Isobar (n.) A
Isobar (n.) The quality or state of being equal in weight, especially in atmospheric pressure. Also, the theory, method, or application of isobaric science.
Isobathytherm (n.) A
Isocephalism (n.) A peculiarity in the design of bas-relief by which the heads of human figures are kept at the same height from the ground, whether the personages are seated, standing, or mounted on horseback; -- called also isokephaleia.
Isochasm (n.) A
Isocheim (n.) A
Isochimene (n.) The same as Isocheim.
Isochronism (n.) The state or quality of being isochronous.
Isochronon (n.) A clock that is designed to keep very accurate time.
Isocryme (n.) A
Isodimorphism (n.) Isomorphism between the two forms severally of two dimorphous substances.
Isodulcite (n.) A white, crystal
Isogeotherm (n.) A
Isogeothermic (n.) An isogeotherm.
Isogonism (n.) The quality of having similar sexual zooids or gonophores and dissimilar hydrants; -- said of certain hydroids.
Isography (n.) Imitation of another's handwriting.
Isohyetose (n.) An isohyetose
Isolation (n.) The act of isolating, or the state of being isolated; insulation; separation; lone
Isolator (n.) One who, or that which, isolates.
Isomer (n.) A body or compound which is isomeric with another body or compound; a member of an isomeric series.
Isomeride (n.) An isomer.
Isomerism (n.) The state, quality, or relation, of two or more isomeric substances.
Isomeromorphism (n.) Isomorphism between substances that are isomeric.
Isomorph (n.) A substance which is similar to another in crystal
Isomorphism (n.) A similarity of crystal
Isonandra (n.) A genus of sapotaceous trees of India. Isonandra Gutta is the principal source of gutta-percha.
Isonicotine (n.) A crystal
Isonomy (n.) Equal law or right; equal distribution of rights and privileges; similarity.
Isopathy (n.) The system which undertakes to cure a disease by means of the virus of the same disease.
Isopathy (n.) The theory of curing a diseased organ by eating the analogous organ of a healthy animal.
Isopathy (n.) The doctrine that the power of therapeutics is equal to that of the causes of disease.
Isopepsin (n.) Pepsin modified by exposure to a temperature of from 40! to 60! C.
Isoperimetry (n.) The science of figures having equal perimeters or boundaries.
Isopod (n.) One of the Isopoda.
Isoprene (n.) An oily, volatile hydrocarbon, obtained by the distillation of caoutchouc or guttaipercha.
Isopycnic (n.) A
Isorcin (n.) A crystal
Isostemony (n.) The quality or state of being isostemonous.
Isosulphocyanate (n.) A salt of isosulphocyanic acid.
Isothere (n.) A
Isotherm (n.) A
Isothermobath (n.) A
Isotherombrose (n.) A
Isotrimorphism (n.) Isomorphism between the three forms, severally, of two trimorphous substances.
Isotropism (n.) Isotropy.
Isotropy (n.) Uniformity of physical properties in all directions in a body; absence of all kinds of polarity; specifically, equal elasticity in all directions.
Israelite (n.) A descendant of Israel, or Jacob; a Hebrew; a Jew.
Issuance (n.) The act of issuing, or giving out; as, the issuance of an order; the issuance of rations, and the like.
Issue (n.) The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.
Issue (n.) The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
Issue (n.) That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
Issue (n.) Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all
Issue (n.) Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.
Issue (n.) A discharge of flux, as of blood.
Issue (n.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.
Issue (n.) The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
Issue (n.) A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide.
Issue (n.) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination. See General issue, under General, and Feigned issue, under Feigned.
Issuer (n.) One who issues, emits, or publishes.
Isthmus (n.) A neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland; as, the Isthmus of Panama; the Isthmus of Suez, etc.
Istle (n.) Same as Ixtle.
Isuret (n.) An artificial nitrogenous base, isomeric with urea, and forming a white crystal
Itacism (n.) Pronunciation of / (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like e in the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reu/hlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See Etacism.
Itacist (n.) One who is in favor of itacism.
Itacolumite (n.) A laminated, granular, siliceous rocks, often occurring in regions where the diamond is found.
Itala (n.) An early Latin version of the Scriptures (the Old Testament was translated from the Septuagint, and was also called the Italic version).
Italian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Italy.
Italian (n.) The language used in Italy, or by the Italians.
Italianism (n.) A word, phrase, or idiom, peculiar to the Italians; an Italicism.
Italianism (n.) Attachment to, or sympathy for, Italy.
Italic (n.) An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.); -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters.
Italicism (n.) A phrase or idiom peculiar to the Italian language; to Italianism.
Italicism (n.) The use of Italics.
Itch (n.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact.
Itch (n.) Any itching eruption.
Itch (n.) A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also scabies, psora, etc.
Itch (n.) A constant irritating desire.
Itchiness (n.) The state of being itchy.
Item (n.) An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill.
Item (n.) A hint; an innuendo.
Item (n.) A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.
Iter (n.) A passage; esp., the passage between the third and fourth ventricles in the brain; the aqueduct of Sylvius.
Iterance (n.) Iteration.
Iteration (n.) Recital or performance a second time; repetition.
Itineracy (n.) The act or practice of itinerating; itinerancy.
Itinerancy (n.) A passing from place to place.
Itinerancy (n.) A discharge of official duty involving frequent change of residence; the custom or practice of discharging official duty in this way; also, a body of persons who thus discharge official duty.
Ittria (n.) See Yttria.
Ittrium (n.) See Yttrium.
Itzibu (n.) A silver coin of Japan, worth about thirty-four cents.
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.
Ivoride (n.) A composition resembling ivory in appearance and used as a substitute for it.
Ivory (n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.
Ivory (n.) The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.
Ivory (n.) Any carving executed in ivory.
Ivory (n.) Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.
Ivory-bill (n.) A large, handsome, North American woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States.
Ivorytype (n.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also hellenotype.
Ivy (n.) A plant of the genus Hedera (H. helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.
Ixia (n.) A South African bulbous plant of the Iris family, remarkable for the brilliancy of its flowers.
Ixodes (n.) A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See Tick, the insect.
Ixodian (n.) A tick of the genus Ixodes, or the family Ixodidae.
Ixtle (n.) Alt. of Ixtli
Ixtli (n.) A Mexican name for a variety of Agave rigida, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also pita, and Tampico fiber.
Izard (n.) A variety of the chamois found in the Pyrenees.
Izedi (n.) One of an Oriental religious sect which worships Satan or the Devil.
Izedism (n.) The religion of the Izedis.
Izzard (n.) See Izard.
Izzard (n.) The letter z; -- formerly so called.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".