Singular Nouns Starting with N

N (n.) A measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en.

Nab (n.) The summit of an eminence.

Nab (n.) The cock of a gunlock.

Nab (n.) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.

Nabit (n.) Pulverized sugar candy.

Nabk (n.) The edible berries of the Zizyphys Lotus, a tree of Northern Africa, and Southwestern Europe.

Nabob (n.) A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire.

Nabob (n.) One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth.

Nacarat (n.) A pale red color, with a cast of orange.

Nacarat (n.) Fine

Nacker (n.) See Nacre.

Nacre (n.) A pearly substance which

Nadder (n.) An adder.

Nadir (n.) That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.

Nadir (n.) The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.

Naenia (n.) See Nenia.

Naeve (n.) A naevus.

Navus (n.) A spot or mark on the skin of children when born; a birthmark; -- usually applied to vascular tumors, i. e., those consisting mainly of blood vessels, as dilated arteries, veins, or capillaries.

Nag (n.) A small horse; a pony; hence, any horse.

Nag (n.) A paramour; -- in contempt.

Nagor (n.) A West African gazelle (Gazella redunca).

Nagyagite (n.) A mineral of blackish lead-gray color and metallic luster, generally of a foliated massive structure; foliated tellurium. It is a telluride of lead and gold.

Naiad (n.) A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.

Naiad (n.) Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.

Naiad (n.) One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.

Naiad (n.) Any plant of the order Naiadaceae, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.

Naid (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, fresh-water, chaetopod annelids of the tribe Naidina. They belong to the Oligochaeta.

Naik (n.) A chief; a leader; a Sepoy corporal.

Nail (n.) the horny scale of plate of epidermis at the end of the fingers and toes of man and many apes.

Nail (n.) The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.

Nail (n.) The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.

Nail (n.) A slender, pointed piece of metal, usually with a head, used for fastening pieces of wood or other material together, by being driven into or through them.

Nail (n.) To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams.

Nail (n.) To stud or boss with nails, or as with nails.

Nail (n.) To fasten, as with a nail; to bind or hold, as to a bargain or to acquiescence in an argument or assertion; hence, to catch; to trap.

Nail (n.) To spike, as a cannon.

Nailbrush (n.) A brush for cleaning the nails.

Nailer (n.) One whose occupation is to make nails; a nail maker.

Nailer (n.) One who fastens with, or drives, nails.

Naileress (n.) A women who makes nailes.

Nainsook (n.) A thick sort of jaconet muslin, plain or striped, formerly made in India.

Nais (n.) See Naiad.

Naivete (n.) Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness; artlessness.

Naivety (n.) Naivete.

Nakedness (n.) The condition of being naked.

Nakedness (n.) The privy parts; the genitals.

Naker (n.) Same as Nacre.

Naker (n.) A kind of kettledrum.

Nakoo (n.) The gavial.

Nale (n.) Ale; also, an alehouse.

Nall (n.) An awl.

Namation (n.) A distraining or levying of a distress; an impounding.

Namaycush (n.) A large North American lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also Mackinaw trout, lake trout, lake salmon, salmon trout, togue, and tuladi.

Namby-pamby (n.) Talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty.

Name (n.) The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.

Name (n.) A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.

Name (n.) Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.

Name (n.) Those of a certain name; a race; a family.

Name (n.) A person, an individual.

Name (n.) To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.

Name (n.) To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.

Name (n.) To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.

Name (n.) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.

Namer (n.) One who names, or calls by name.

Namesake (n.) One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.

Nandine (n.) An African carnivore (Nandinia binotata), allied to the civets. It is spotted with black.

Nandou (n.) Alt. of Nandu

Nandu (n.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. See Rhea.

Nankeen (n.) A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent.

Nankeen (n.) An imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring.

Nankeen (n.) Trousers made of nankeen.

Nanny (n.) A diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name.

Nannyberry (n.) See Sheepberry.

Nanpie (n.) The magpie.

Naos (n.) A term used by modern archaeologists instead of cella. See Cella.

Nap (n.) A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.

Nap (n.) Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

Nap (n.) The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.

Nape (n.) The back part of the neck.

Nape-crest (n.) An African bird of the genus Schizorhis, related to the plantain eaters.

Napery (n.) Table

Naphew (n.) See Navew.

Naphtha (n.) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil. Specifically: That portion of the distillate obtained in the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between the lighter gaso

Naphtha (n.) One of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as, Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained at Boghead, Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar; wood naphtha, from wood, etc.

Naphthalate (n.) A salt of naphthalic acid; a phthalate.

Naphthalene (n.) A white crystal

Naphthalidine (n.) Same as Naphthylamine.

Naphthalin (n.) Alt. of Naphtha


Naphthazarin (n.) A dyestuff, resembling alizarin, obtained from naphthoquinone as a red crystal

Naphthene (n.) A peculiar hydrocarbon occuring as an ingredient of Caucasian petroleum.

Naphthide (n.) A compound of naphthalene or its radical with a metallic element; as, mercuric naphthide.

Naphthol (n.) Any one of a series of hydroxyl derivatives of naphthalene, analogous to phenol. In general they are crystal

Naphthoquinone (n.) A yellow crystal

Naphthyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical regarded as the essential residue of naphthalene.

Naphthylamine (n.) One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7.NH2, forming crystal

Napkin (n.) A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table.

Napkin (n.) A handkerchief.

Napoleon (n.) A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86.

Napoleonist (n.) A supporter of the dynasty of the Napoleons.

Nappe (n.) Sheet; surface; all that portion of a surface that is continuous in such a way that it is possible to pass from any one point of the portion to any other point of the portion without leaving the surface. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two.

Nappiness (n.) The quality of having a nap; abundance of nap, as on cloth.

Napping (n.) The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.

Napping (n.) A sheet of partially felted fur before it is united to the hat body.

Nappy (n.) A round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides.

Nap-taking (n.) A taking by surprise; an unexpected onset or attack.

Napu (n.) A very small chevrotain (Tragulus Javanicus), native of Java. It is about the size of a hare, and is noted for its agility in leaping. Called also Java musk deer, pygmy musk deer, and deerlet.

Napus (n.) A kind of turnip. See Navew.

Narceine (n.) An alkaloid found in small quantities in opium, and extracted as a white crystal

Narcissus (n.) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds.

Narcissus (n.) A beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus.

Narcosis (n.) Privation of sense or consciousness, due to a narcotic.

Narcotic (n.) A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium.

Narcotine (n.) An alkaloid found in opium, and extracted as a white crystal

Narcotism (n.) Narcosis; the state of being narcotized.

Nard (n.) An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.

Nard (n.) An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard.

Nard (n.) A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.

Nardoo (n.) An Australian name for Marsilea Drummondii, a four-leaved cryptogamous plant, sometimes used for food.

Nare (n.) A nostril.

Nargile (n.) Alt. of Nargileh

Nargileh (n.) An apparatus for smoking tobacco. It has a long flexible tube, and the smoke is drawn through water.

Narica (n.) The brown coati. See Coati.

Narration (n.) The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; rehearsal; recital.

Narration (n.) That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; story; history.

Narration (n.) That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject.

Narrative (n.) That which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story.

Narrator (n.) One who narrates; one who relates a series of events or transactions.

Narrow (n.) A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor.

Narrower (n.) One who, or that which, narrows or contracts.

Narrowing (n.) The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.

Narrowing (n.) The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

Narrowness (n.) The condition or quality of being narrow.

Narthex (n.) A tall umbelliferous plant (Ferula communis). See Giant fennel, under Fennel.

Narthex (n.) The portico in front of ancient churches; sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by ambulatories; -- used, generally, for any vestibule, lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church.

Narwal (n.) See Narwhal.

Narwhal (n.) An arctic cetacean (Monodon monocerous), about twenty feet long. The male usually has one long, twisted, pointed canine tooth, or tusk projecting forward from the upper jaw like a horn, whence it is called also sea unicorn, unicorn fish, and unicorn whale. Sometimes two horns are developed, side by side.

Nasal (n.) An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously.

Nasal (n.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.

Nasal (n.) Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.

Nasal (n.) One of the nasal bones.

Nasal (n.) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.

Nasality (n.) The quality or state of being nasal.

Nasalization (n.) The act of nasalizing, or the state of being nasalized.

Nascal (n.) A kind of pessary of medicated wool or cotton, formerly used.

Nascency (n.) State of being nascent; birth; beginning; origin.

Naseberry (n.) A tropical fruit. See Sapodilla.

Nasion (n.) The middle point of the nasofrontal suture.

Nasoturbinal (n.) The nasoturbinal bone.

Nassa (n.) Any species of marine gastropods, of the genera Nassa, Tritia, and other allied genera of the family Nassidae; a dog whelk. See Illust. under Gastropoda.

Nastiness (n.) The quality or state of being nasty; extreme filthness; dirtiness; also, indecency; obscenity.

Nasturtion (n.) Same as Nasturtium.

Nasturtium (n.) A genus of cruciferous plants, having white or yellowish flowers, including several species of cress. They are found chiefly in wet or damp grounds, and have a pungent biting taste.

Nasturtium (n.) Any plant of the genus Tropaeolum, geraniaceous herbs, having mostly climbing stems, peltate leaves, and spurred flowers, and including the common Indian cress (Tropaeolum majus), the canary-bird flower (T. peregrinum), and about thirty more species, all natives of South America. The whole plant has a warm pungent flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in salads.

Nasutness (n.) Quickness of scent; hence, nice discernment; acuteness.

Nataloin (n.) A bitter crystal

Natation (n.) The act of floating on the water; swimming.

Natatorium (n.) A swimming bath.

Natch (n.) The rump of beef; esp., the lower and back part of the rump.

Natchnee (n.) An annual grass (Eleusine coracona), cultivated in India as a food plant.

Natica (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods belonging to Natica, Lunatia, Neverita, and other allied genera (family Naticidae.) They burrow beneath the sand, or mud, and drill other shells.

Nation (n.) A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.

Nation (n.) The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.

Nation (n.) Family;

Nation (n.) One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.

Nation (n.) One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.

Nation (n.) A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.

Nationalism (n.) The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.

Nationalism (n.) An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.

Nationalism (n.) National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.

Nationalist (n.) One who advocates national unity and independence; one of a party favoring Irish independence.

Nationality (n.) The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one's own nation; patriotism.

Nationality (n.) The sum of the qualities which distinguish a nation; national character.

Nationality (n.) A race or people, as determined by common language and character, and not by political bias or divisions; a nation.

Nationality (n.) Existence as a distinct or individual nation; national unity and integrity.

Nationality (n.) The state or quality of belonging to or being connected with a nation or government by nativity, character, ownership, allegiance, etc.

Nationalization (n.) The act of nationalizing, or the state of being nationalized.

Nationalness (n.) The quality or state of being national; nationality.

Native (n.) One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France.

Native (n.) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.

Nativeness (n.) The quality or state of being native.

Nativism (n.) The disposition to favor the native inhabitants of a country, in preference to immigrants from foreign countries.

Nativism (n.) The doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind possesses forms of thought independent of sensation.

Nativist (n.) An advocate of nativism.

Nativity (n.) The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc.

Nativity (n.) A picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to express the stable in which he was born.

Nativity (n.) A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate his future destinies; a horoscope.

Natrium (n.) The technical name for sodium.

Natrolite (n.) A zeolite occuring in groups of glassy acicular crystals, and in masses which often have a radiated structure. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and soda.

Natron (n.) Native sodium carbonate.

Natterjack (n.) A European toad (Bufo calamita), having a yellow

Natural (n.) A native; an aboriginal.

Natural (n.) Natural gifts, impulses, etc.

Natural (n.) One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot.

Natural (n.) A character [/] used to contradict, or to remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded it, and to restore the unaltered note.

Naturalism (n.) A state of nature; conformity to nature.

Naturalism (n.) The doctrine of those who deny a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences; also, any system of philosophy which refers the phenomena of nature to a blind force or forces acting necessarily or according to fixed laws, excluding origination or direction by one intelligent will.

Naturalist (n.) One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of animals.

Naturalist (n.) One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.

Naturality (n.) Nature; naturalness.

Naturalization (n.) The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen; also, the state of being naturalized.

Naturalness (n.) The state or quality of being natural; conformity to nature.

Nature (n.) The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.

Nature (n.) The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.

Nature (n.) The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.

Nature (n.) Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

Nature (n.) The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.

Nature (n.) Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.

Nature (n.) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.

Nature (n.) Natural affection or reverence.

Nature (n.) Constitution or quality of mind or character.

Naturism (n.) The belief or doctrine that attributes everything to nature as a sanative agent.

Naturist (n.) One who believes in, or conforms to, the theory of naturism.

Naturity (n.) The quality or state of being produced by nature.

Naufrage (n.) Shipwreck; ruin.

Naughtiness (n.) The quality or state of being naughty; perverseness; badness; wickedness.

Naumachy (n.) A naval battle; esp., a mock sea fight.

Naumachy (n.) A show or spectacle representing a sea fight; also, a place for such exhibitions.

Nauplius (n.) A crustacean larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antennae, and mandibles), a median eye, and little or no segmentation of the body.

Nauropometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount which a ship heels at sea.

Nauscopy (n.) The power or act of discovering ships or land at considerable distances.

Nausea (n.) Seasickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of the stomach; loathing.

Nauseant (n.) A substance which produces nausea.

Nauseation (n.) The act of nauseating, or the state of being nauseated.

Nautch (n.) An entertainment consisting chiefly of dancing by professional dancing (or Nautch) girls.

Nautilite (n.) A fossil nautilus.

Nautiloid (n.) A mollusk, or shell, of the genus Nautilus or family Nautilidae.

Nautilus (n.) The only existing genus of tetrabranchiate cephalopods. About four species are found living in the tropical Pacific, but many other species are found fossil. The shell is spiral, symmetrical, and chambered, or divided into several cavities by simple curved partitions, which are traversed and connected together by a continuous and nearly central tube or siphuncle. See Tetrabranchiata.

Nautilus (n.) The argonaut; -- also called paper nautilus. See Argonauta, and Paper nautilus, under Paper.

Nautilus (n.) A variety of diving bell, the lateral as well as vertical motions of which are controlled, by the occupants.

Navarch (n.) The commander of a fleet.

Navarchy (n.) Nautical skill or experience.

Nave (n.) The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob.

Nave (n.) The navel.

Nave (n.) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles.

Navel (n.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus. See Umbilicus.

Navel (n.) The central part or point of anything; the middle.

Navel (n.) An eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.

Navel-string (n.) The umbilical cord.

Navelwort (n.) A European perennial succulent herb (Cotyledon umbilicus), having round, peltate leaves with a central depression; -- also called pennywort, and kidneywort.

Navew (n.) A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris. See Brassica.

Navicular (n.) The navicular bone.

Navigability (n.) The quality or condition of being navigable; navigableness.

Navigation (n.) The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.

Navigation (n.) the science or art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another, including, more especially, the method of determining a ship's position, course, distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.

Navigation (n.) The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship.

Navigation (n.) Ships in general.

Navigator (n.) One who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator.

Navvy (n.) Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc.

Navy (n.) A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company.

Navy (n.) The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy.

Navy (n.) The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy.

Nawab (n.) A deputy ruler or viceroy in India; also, a title given by courtesy to other persons of high rank in the East.

Nawl (n.) An awl.

Nay (n.) Denial; refusal.

Nay (n.) a negative vote; one who votes in the negative.

Nayaur (n.) A specied of wild sheep (Ovis Hodgsonii), native of Nepaul and Thibet. It has a dorsal mane and a white ruff beneath the neck.

Nayward (n.) The negative side.

Nayword (n.) A byword; a proverb; also, a watchword.

Nazarene (n.) A native or inhabitant of Nazareth; -- a term of contempt applied to Christ and the early Christians.

Nazarene (n.) One of a sect of Judaizing Christians in the first and second centuries, who observed the laws of Moses, and held to certain heresies.

Nazarite (n.) A Jew bound by a vow to lave the hair uncut, to abstain from wine and strong drink, and to practice extraordinary purity of life and devotion, the obligation being for life, or for a certain time. The word is also used adjectively.

Nazariteship (n.) The state of a Nazarite.

Nazaritism (n.) The vow and practice of a Nazarite.

Naze (n.) A promotory or headland.

Nazirite (n.) A Nazarite.

Neaf (n.) See 2d Neif.

Neap (n.) The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals.

Neap (n.) A neap tide.

Neapolitan (n.) A native or citizen of Naples.

Nearness (n.) The state or quality of being near; -- used in the various senses of the adjective.

Nearsightedness (n.) See Myopic, and Myopia.

Neat (n.) Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.

Neatherd (n.) A person who has the care of neat cattle; a cowherd.

Neathouse (n.) A building for the shelter of neat cattle.

neatness (n.) The state or quality of being neat.

Neatress (n.) A woman who takes care of cattle.

Neb (n.) The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as of a pen.

Nebalia (n.) A genus of small marine Crustacea, considered the type of a distinct order (Nebaloidea, or Phyllocarida.)

Neb-neb (n.) Same as Bablh.

Nebula (n.) A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter situated beyond the solar system among the stars. True nebulae are gaseous; but very distant star clusters often appear like them in the telescope.

Nebula (n.) A white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea.

Nebula (n.) A cloudy appearance in the urine.

nebulation (n.) The condition of being nebulated; also, a clouded, or ill-defined, color mark.

Nebule (n.) A little cloud; a cloud.

Nebulization (n.) The act or process of nebulizing; atomization.

Nebulizer (n.) An atomizer.

Nebulosity (n.) The state or quality of being nebulous; cloudiness; hazeness; mistiness; nebulousness.

Nebulosity (n.) The stuff of which a nebula is formed.

Nebulosity (n.) A nebula.

Nebuly (n.) A

Necessarian (n.) An advocate of the doctrine of philosophical necessity; a nacessitarian.

Necessarianism (n.) The doctrine of philosophical necessity; necessitarianism.

Necessariness (n.) The quality of being necessary.

Necessary (n.) A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.

Necessary (n.) A privy; a water-closet.

Necessary (n.) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

Necessitarian (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of necessitarianism.

Necessitarianism (n.) The doctrine of philosophical necessity; the doctrine that results follow by invariable sequence from causes, and esp. that the will is not free, but that human actions and choices result inevitably from motives; deteminism.

Necessitattion (n.) The act of making necessary, or the state of being made necessary; compulsion.

Necessitude (n.) Necessitousness; want.

Necessitude (n.) Necessary connection or relation.

Necessity (n.) The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.

Necessity (n.) The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.

Necessity (n.) That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.

Necessity (n.) That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.

Necessity (n.) The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.

Neck (n.) The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk.

Neck (n.) Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal

Neck (n.) The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd.

Neck (n.) A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.

Neck (n.) That part of a violin, guitar, or similar instrument, which extends from the head to the body, and on which is the finger board or fret board.

Neck (n.) A reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the journal of a shaft.

Neck (n.) the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root.

Neckband (n.) A band which goes around the neck; often, the part at the top of a garment.

Neckcloth (n.) A piece of any fabric worn around the neck.

Neckerchief (n.) A kerchief for the neck; -- called also neck handkerchief.

Necking (n.) Same as Neckmold.

Necklace (n.) A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.

Necklace (n.) A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays.

neckland (n.) A neck of land.

necklet (n.) A necklace.

Neckmold (n.) Alt. of Neckmould

Neckmould (n.) A small convex molding surrounding a column at the jinction of the shaft and capital.

Neckplate (n.) See Gorget, 1 and 2.

Necktie (n.) A scarf, band, or kerchief of silk, etc., passing around the neck or collar and tied in front; a bow of silk, etc., fastened in front of the neck.

Neckwear (n.) A collective term for cravats, collars, etc.

Neckweed (n.) An American annual weed (veronica peregrina), with small white flowers and a roundish pod.

Neckweed (n.) The hemp; -- so called as furnishing ropes for hanging criminals.

Necrobiosis (n.) The death of a part by molecular disintegration and without loss of continuity, as in the processes of degeneration and atrophy.

Necrolatry (n.) The worship of the dead; manes worship.

Necrolite (n.) Same as Necronite.

Necrologist (n.) One who gives an account of deaths.

Necrology (n.) An account of deaths, or of the dead; a register of deaths; a collection of obituary notices.

Necromancer (n.) One who practices necromancy; a sorcerer; a wizard.

Necromancy (n.) The art of revealing future events by means of a pretended communication with the dead; the black art; hence, magic in general; conjuration; enchantment. See Black art.

Necromantic (n.) Conjuration.

Necronite (n.) Fetid feldspar, a mineral which, when struck, exhales a fetid odor.

Necrophagan (n.) Any species of a tribe (Necrophaga) of beetles which, in the larval state, feed on carrion; a burying beetle.

Necrophobia (n.) An exaggerated fear of death or horror of dead bodies.

Necrophore (n.) Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus Necrophorus and allied genera; -- called also burying beetle, carrion beetle, sexton beetle.

Necropolis (n.) A city of the dead; a name given by the ancients to their cemeteries, and sometimes applied to modern burial places; a graveyard.

Necropsy (n.) A post-mortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See Autopsy.

Necrosis (n.) Mortification or gangrene of bone, or the death of a bone or portion of a bone in mass, as opposed to its death by molecular disintegration. See Caries.

Necrosis (n.) A disease of trees, in which the branches gradually dry up from the bark to the center.

Nectar (n.) The drink of the gods (as ambrosia was their food); hence, any delicious or inspiring beverage.

Nectar (n.) A sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees make honey.

Nectarine (n.) A smooth-skinned variety of peach.

Nectary (n.) That part of a blossom which secretes nectar, usually the base of the corolla or petals; also, the spur of such flowers as the larkspur and columbine, whether nectariferous or not. See the Illustration of Nasturtium.

Nectocalyx (n.) The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa.

Nectocalyx (n.) One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.

Nectosac (n.) Alt. of Nectosack

Nectosack (n.) The cavity of a nectocalyx.

Nectostem (n.) That portion of the axis which bears the nectocalyces in the Siphonophora.

Nedder (n.) An adder.

Neddy (n.) A pet name for a donkey.

Need (n.) A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.

Need (n.) Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.

Need (n.) That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.

Need (n.) Situation of need; peril; danger.

Need (n.) To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.

Needer (n.) One who needs anything.

Neediness (n.) The state or quality of being needy; want; poverty; indigence.

Needle (n.) A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.

Needle (n.) See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.

Needle (n.) A slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle; also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.

Needle (n.) One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. See Pinus.

Needle (n.) Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.

Needlebook (n.) A book-shaped needlecase, having leaves of cloth into which the needles are stuck.

Needlecase (n.) A case to keep needles.

Needlefish (n.) The European great pipefich (Siphostoma, / Syngnathus, acus); -- called also earl, and tanglefish.

Needlefish (n.) The garfish.

needleful (n.) As much thread as is used in a needle at one time.

Needler (n.) One who makes or uses needles; also, a dealer in needles.

Needlestone (n.) Natrolite; -- called also needle zeolite.

Needlewoman (n.) A woman who does needlework; a seamstress.

Needlework (n.) Work executed with a needle; sewed work; sewing; embroidery; also, the business of a seamstress.

Needlework (n.) The combination of timber and plaster making the outside framework of some houses.

Needment (n.) Something needed or wanted.

Needment (n.) Outfit; necessary luggage.

Neeld (n.) Alt. of Neele

Neele (n.) A needle.

Neelghau (n.) See Nylghau.

Neesing (n.) Sneezing.

Nef (n.) The nave of a church.

Nefasch (n.) Any fish of the genus Distichodus. Several large species inhabit the Nile.

Negative (n.) A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory term or conception.

Negative (n.) A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.

Negative (n.) The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.

Negative (n.) That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or position of denial or opposition; as, the question was decided in the negative.

Negative (n.) A picture upon glass or other material, in which the light portions of the original are represented in some opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark portions by the uncovered and transparent or semitransparent ground of the picture.

Negative (n.) The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.

Negativeness (n.) Alt. of Negativity

Negativity (n.) The quality or state of being negative.

Neglectedness (n.) The state of being neglected.

Neglecter (n.) One who neglects.

Neglection (n.) The state of being negligent; negligence.

Negligee (n.) An easy, unceremonious attire; undress; also, a kind of easy robe or dressing gown worn by women.

Negligence (n.) The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.

Negligence (n.) An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.

Negligence (n.) The omission of the care usual under the circumstances, being convertible with the Roman culpa. A specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability for negligence varies acordingly.

Negoce (n.) Business; occupation.

Negotiability (n.) The quality of being negotiable or transferable by indorsement.

Negotiant (n.) A negotiator.

Negotiation (n.) The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.

Negotiation (n.) Hence, mercantile business; trading.

Negotiation (n.) The transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations at Ghent.

Negotiator (n.) One who negotiates; a person who treats with others, either as principal or agent, in respect to purchase and sale, or public compacts.

Negotiatrix (n.) A woman who negotiates.

Negotiosity (n.) The state of being busy; multitude of business.

Negotiousness (n.) The state of being busily occupied; activity.

Negress (n.) A black woman; a female negro.

Negrita (n.) A blackish fish (Hypoplectrus nigricans), of the Sea-bass family. It is a native of the West Indies and Florida.

Negro (n.) A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.

Negus (n.) A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; -- so called, it is said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus.

Nehushtan (n.) A thing of brass; -- the name under which the Israelites worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses.

Neif (n.) Alt. of Neife

Neife (n.) A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf.

Neif (n.) Alt. of Neaf

Neaf (n.) The fist.

Neigh (n.) The cry of a horse; a whinny.

Neighbor (n.) A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off.

Neighbor (n.) One who is near in sympathy or confidence.

Neighbor (n.) One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.

Neighborhood (n.) The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.

Neighborhood (n.) A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood.

Neighborhood (n.) The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.

Neighborhood (n.) The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.


Neighborship (n.) The state of being neighbors.

Neishout (n.) The mahogany-like wood of the South African tree Pteroxylon utile, the sawdust of which causes violent sneezing (whence the name). Also called sneezewood.

Nelumbo (n.) A genus of great water lilies. The North American species is Nelumbo lutea, the Asiatic is the sacred lotus, N. speciosa.

Nemalite (n.) A fibrous variety of brucite.

Nemathecium (n.) A peculiar kind of fructification on certain red algae, consisting of an external mass of filaments at length separating into tetraspores.

Nematoblast (n.) A spermatocyte or spermoblast.

Nematocalyx (n.) One of a peculiar kind of cups, or calicles, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularidae. They contain nematocysts. See Plumularia.

Nematocyst (n.) A lasso cell, or thread cell. See Lasso cell, under Lasso.

Nematogene (n.) One of the dimorphic forms of the species of Dicyemata, which produced vermiform embryos; -- opposed to rhombogene.

Nematognath (n.) one of the Nematognathi.

Nematoid (n.) One of the Nematoidea. see Illustration in Appendix.

Nemetean (n.) One of the Nemertina.

Nemertes (n.) A genus of nemertina.

Nemesis (n.) The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive justice personified; divine vengeance.

Nemophilist (n.) One who is fond of forest or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods.

Nemophily (n.) Fondness for forest scenery; love of the woods.

Nems (n.) The ichneumon.

Nenia (n.) A funeral song; an elegy.

Nenuphar (n.) The great white water lily of Europe; the Nymphaea alba.

Neo-Christianity (n.) Rationalism.

Neocomian (n.) A term applied to the lowest deposits of the Cretaceous or chalk formation of Europe, being the lower greensand.

Neocracy (n.) Government by new or inexperienced hands; upstart rule; raw or untried officials.

Neodamode (n.) In ancient Sparta, one of those Helots who were freed by the state in reward for military service.

Neodymium (n.) An elementary substance which forms one of the constituents of didymium. Symbol Nd. Atomic weight 140.8.

Neogamist (n.) A person recently married.

Neogen (n.) An alloy resembling silver, and consisting chiefly of copper, zinc, and nickel, with small proportions of tin, aluminium, and bismuth.

Neography (n.) A new method or system of writing.

Neologian (n.) A neologist.

Neologianism (n.) Neologism.

Neologism (n.) The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense.

Neologism (n.) A new word, phrase, or expression.

Neologism (n.) A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.

Neologist (n.) One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language.

Neologist (n.) An innovator in any doctrine or system of belief, especially in theology; one who introduces or holds doctrines subversive of supernatural or revealed religion; a rationalist, so-called.

Neologization (n.) The act or process of neologizing.

Neology (n.) The introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology.

Neology (n.) A new doctrine; esp. (Theol.), a doctrine at variance with the received interpretation of revealed truth; a new method of theological interpretation; rationalism.

Neomenia (n.) The time of the new moon; the beginning of the month in the lunar calendar.

Neomorph (n.) A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a pre existing form.

Neonism (n.) Neologism.

Neonomian (n.) One who advocates adheres to new laws; esp. one who holds or believes that the gospel is a new law.

Neonomianism (n.) The doctrines or belief of the neonomians.

Neophyte (n.) A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.

Neophyte (n.) A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.

Neoplasia (n.) Growth or development of new material; neoplasty.

Neoplasm (n.) A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action.

Neoplasty (n.) Restoration of a part by granulation, adhesive inflammation, or autoplasty.

Neoplatonician (n.) A neoplatonist.

Neoplatonism (n.) A pantheistic eclectic school of philosophy, of which Plotinus was the chief (A. D. 205-270), and which sought to reconcile the Platonic and Aristotelian systems with Oriental theosophy. It tended to mysticism and theurgy, and was the last product of Greek philosophy.

Neoplatonist (n.) One who held to Neoplatonism; a member of the Neoplatonic school.

Neorama (n.) A panorama of the interior of a building, seen from within.

Neossine (n.) The substance constituting the edible bird's nest.

Neossology (n.) The study of young birds.

Neoteric (n.) One of modern times; a modern.

Neoterism (n.) An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase.

Neoterist (n.) One ho introduces new word/ or phrases.

Nep (n.) Catnip.

Nepa (n.) A genus of aquatic hemipterus insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; -- called also scorpion bug and water scorpion.

Nepenthe (n.) A drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow; -- by some supposed to have been opium or hasheesh. Hence, anything soothing and comforting.

Nepenthes (n.) Same as Nepenthe.

Nepenthes (n.) A genus of climbing plants found in India, Malaya, etc., which have the leaves prolonged into a kind of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the plants are often called pitcher plants and monkey-cups. There are about thirty species, of which the best known is Nepenthes distillatoria. See Pitcher plant.

Nepeta (n.) A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy.

Nephalism (n.) Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.

Nephalist (n.) One who advocates or practices nephalism.


Nephelite (n.) A mineral occuring at Vesuvius, in glassy agonal crystals; also elsewhere, in grayish or greenish masses having a greasy luster, as the variety elaeolite. It is a silicate of aluminia, soda, and potash.

Nephelodometer (n.) An instrument for reckoning the distances or velocities of clouds.

Nephelometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or registering the amount of cloudiness.

Nephew (n.) A grandson or grandchild, or remoter

Nephew (n.) A cousin.

Nephew (n.) The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

Nephoscope (n.) An instrument for observing the clouds and their velocity.

Nephralgia (n.) Alt. of Nephralgy

Nephralgy (n.) Neuralgia of the kidneys; a disease characterized by pain in the region of the kidneys without any structural lesion of the latter.

Nephridium (n.) A segmental tubule; one of the tubules of the primitive urinogenital organs; a segmental organ. See Illust. under Loeven's larva.

Nephrite (n.) A hard compact mineral, of a dark green color, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. See Jade.

Nephritic (n.) A medicine adapted to relieve or cure disease of the kidneys.

Nephritis (n.) An inflammation of the kidneys.

Nephrology (n.) A treatise on, or the science which treats of, the kidneys, and their structure and functions.

Nephrostome (n.) The funnelshaped opening of a nephridium into the body cavity.

Nephrotomy (n.) Extraction of stone from the kidney by cutting.

Nepotism (n.) Undue attachment to relations; favoritism shown to members of one's family; bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim.

Nepotist (n.) One who practices nepotism.

Neptune (n.) The son of Saturn and Ops, the god of the waters, especially of the sea. He is represented as bearing a trident for a scepter.

Neptune (n.) The remotest known planet of our system, discovered -- as a result of the computations of Leverrier, of Paris -- by Galle, of Berlin, September 23, 1846. Its mean distance from the sun is about 2,775,000,000 miles, and its period of revolution is about 164,78 years.

Neptunian (n.) Alt. of Neptunist

Neptunist (n.) One who adopts the neptunian theory.

Neptunium (n.) A new metallic element, of doubtful genuineness and uncertain indentification, said to exist in certain minerals, as columbite.

Nereid (n.) A sea nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus, who were attendants upon Neptune, and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes with the human form entire, and sometimes with the tail of a fish.

Nereid (n.) Any species of Nereis. The word is sometimes used for similar annelids of other families.

Nereidian (n.) Any annelid resembling Nereis, or of the family Lycoridae or allied families.

Nereis (n.) A Nereid. See Nereid.

Nereis (n.) A genus, including numerous species, of marine chaetopod annelids, having a well-formed head, with two pairs of eyes, antennae, four pairs of tentacles, and a protrusile pharynx, armed with a pair of hooked jaws.

Nereocystis (n.) A genus of gigantic seaweeds.

Nerfling (n.) The id.

Nerita (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, mostly natives of warm climates.

Nerite (n.) Any mollusk of the genus Nerita.

Neritina (n.) A genus including numerous species of shells resembling Nerita in form. They mostly inhabit brackish water, and are often delicately tinted.

Nero (n.) A Roman emperor notorius for debauchery and barbarous cruelty; hence, any profligate and cruel ruler or merciless tyrant.

Neroli (n.) An essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of the orange. It has a strong odor, and is used in perfumery, etc.

Nervation (n.) The arrangement of nerves and veins, especially those of leaves; neuration.

Nerve (n.) One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the animal body.

Nerve (n.) A sinew or a tendon.

Nerve (n.) Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor.

Nerve (n.) Steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution.

Nerve (n.) Audacity; assurance.

Nerve (n.) One of the principal fibrovascular bundles or ribs of a leaf, especially when these extend straight from the base or the midrib of the leaf.

Nerve (n.) One of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects.

Nervelessness (n.) The state of being nerveless.

Nervimotion (n.) The movement caused in the sensory organs by external agents and transmitted to the muscles by the nerves.

Nervimotor (n.) Any agent capable of causing nervimotion.

Nervine (n.) A nervine agent.

Nervosity (n.) Nervousness.

Nervousness (n.) State or quality of being nervous.

Nervure (n.) One of the nerves of leaves.

Nervure (n.) One of the chitinous supports, or veins, in the wings of incests.

Nescience (n.) Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism.

Nese (n.) Nose.

Ness (n.) A promontory; a cape; a headland.

Nest (n.) The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.

Nest (n.) Hence: the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched; a snug place in which young animals are reared.

Nest (n.) A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those who occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest of bugs.

Nest (n.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.

Nest (n.) A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.

Nest (n.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.

Nestful (n.) As much or many as will fill a nest.

Nestling (n.) A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.

Nestling (n.) A nest; a receptacle.

Nestor (n.) A genus of parrots with gray heads. of New Zeland and papua, allied to the cockatoos. See Kaka.

Nestorian (n.) An adherent of Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople to the fifth century, who has condemned as a heretic for maintaining that the divine and the human natures were not merged into one nature in Christ (who was God in man), and, hence, that it was improper to call Mary the mother of Christ; also, one of the sect established by the followers of Nestorius in Persia, india, and other Oriental countries, and still in existence. opposed to Eutychian.

Nestorianism (n.) The doctrines of the nestorian Christians, or of Nestorius.

Ney (n.) A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc.

Ney (n.) Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding.

Ney (n.) Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net.

Ney (n.) A figure made up of a large number of straight

Netfish (n.) An astrophyton.

Netting (n.) The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.

Netting (n.) A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.

Netting (n.) A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding.

Netting (n.) Urine.

Nettle (n.) A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U. chamaedryoides in the Southern, United States. the common European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman nettle of England.

Nettlebird (n.) the European whitethroat.

Nettler (n.) One who nettles.

Nettling (n.) A process (resembling splicing) by which two ropes are jointed end so as to form one rope.

Nettling (n.) The process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs, to prevent tangling.

Network (n.) A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.

Network (n.) Any system of

Neuralgia (n.) A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems therefore to be seated in the nerve. It seems to be independent of any structural lesion.

Neuralgy (n.) Neuralgia.

Neurapophysis (n.) One of the two lateral processes or elements which form the neural arch.

Neurapophysis (n.) The dorsal process of the neural arch; neural spine; spinous process.

Neurasthenia (n.) A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord.

Neuration (n.) The arrangement or distribution of nerves, as in the leaves of a plant or the wings of an insect; nervation.

Neuraxis (n.) See Axis cylinder, under Axis.

Neuridin (n.) a nontoxic base, C5H14N2, found in the putrescent matters of flesh, fish, decaying cheese, etc.

Neurilemma (n.) The delicate outer sheath of a nerve fiber; the primitive sheath.

Neurilemma (n.) The perineurium.

Neurility (n.) The special properties and functions of the nerves; that capacity for transmitting a stimulus which belongs to nerves.

Neurine (n.) A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefraction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with cho

Neurism (n.) Nerve force. See Vital force, under Vital.

Neuritis (n.) Inflammation of a nerve.

Neurocity (n.) Nerve force.

Neurocoele (n.) The central canal and ventricles of the spinal cord and brain; the myelencephalic cavity.

Neurocord (n.) A cordlike organ composed of elastic fibers situated above the ventral nervous cord of annelids, like the earthworm.

Neuroglia (n.) The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord.

Neurography (n.) A description of the nerves.

Neurokeratin (n.) A substance, resembling keratin, present in nerve tissue, as in the sheath of the axis cylinder of medullated nerve fibers. Like keratin it resists the action of most chemical agents, and by decomposition with sulphuric acid yields leucin and tyrosin.

Neurologist (n.) One who is versed in neurology; also, one skilled in the treatment of nervous diseases.

Neurology (n.) The branch of science which treats of the nervous system.

Neuroma (n.) A tumor developed on, or connected with, a nerve, esp. one consisting of new-formed nerve fibers.

Neuromere (n.) A metameric segment of the cerebro-spinal nervous system.

Neuron (n.) The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro-spinal axis; myelencephalon.

Neuropathy (n.) An affection of the nervous system or of a nerve.

Neuropod (n.) A neuropodous animal.

Neuropodium (n.) The ventral lobe or branch of a parapodium.

Neuropore (n.) An opening at either end of the embryonic neural canal.

Neuropter (n.) One of the Neuroptera.

Neuropteran (n.) A neuropter.

Neuropteris (n.) An extensive genus of fossil ferns, of which species have been found from the Devonian to the Triassic formation.

Neurosis (n.) A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure.

Neuroskeleton (n.) The deep-seated parts of the vertebrate skeleton which are relation with the nervous axis and locomation.

Neurospast (n.) A puppet.

Neurotic (n.) A disease seated in the nerves.

Neurotic (n.) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers.

Neurotome (n.) An instrument for cutting or dissecting nerves.

Neurotome (n.) A neuromere.

Neurotomist (n.) One who skilled in or practices neurotomy.

Neurotomy (n.) The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system.

Neurotomy (n.) The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes.

Neurula (n.) An embryo or certain invertebrates in the stage when the primitive band is first developed.

Neuter (n.) A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.

Neuter (n.) A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.

Neuter (n.) An intransitive verb.

Neuter (n.) An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; esp., one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers.

Neutral (n.) A person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral.

Neutralist (n.) A neutral; one who professes or practices neutrality.

Neutrality (n.) The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.

Neutrality (n.) Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad.

Neutrality (n.) The quality or state of being neutral. See Neutral, a., 4.

Neutralization (n.) The act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being neutralized.

Neutralization (n.) The act or process by which an acid and a base are combined in such proportions that the resulting compound is neutral. See Neutral, a., 4.

Neutralizer (n.) One who, or that which, neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises, or renders inert the peculiar properties of a body.

Nevadite (n.) A grantitoid variety of rhyolite, common in Nevada.

Neve (n.) The upper part of a glacier, above the limit or perpetual snow. See Galcier.

Nevew (n.) Nephew.

Newcomer (n.) One who has lately come.

Newel (n.) A novelty; a new thing.

Newel (n.) The upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind; hence, in stairs having straight flights, the principal post at the foot of a staircase, or the secondary ones at the landings. See Hollow newel, under Hollow.

Newfangledness (n.) Affectation of, or fondness for, novelty; vain or affected fashion or form.

Newfangleness (n.) Newfangledness.

Newfanglist (n.) One who is eager for novelties or desirous of change.

Newfoundland (n.) An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity.

Newfoundland (n.) A Newfoundland dog.

Newmarket (n.) A long, closely fitting cloak.

Newness (n.) The quality or state of being new; as, the newness of a system; the newness of a scene; newness of life.

News-book (n.) A newspaper.

newsboy (n.) A boy who distributes or sells newspaper.

News-letter (n.) A circular letter, written or printed for the purpose of disseminating news. This was the name given to the earliest English newspapers.

Newsman (n.) One who brings news.

Newsman (n.) A man who distributes or sells newspapers.

Newsmonger (n.) One who deals in news; one who is active in hearing and telling news.

Newspaper (n.) A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.

Newsroom (n.) A room where news is collected and disseminated, or periodicals sold; a reading room supplied with newspapers, magazines, etc.

News-vnder (n.) A seller of newspapers.

News-writer (n.) One who gathered news for, and wrote, news-letters.

Newt (n.) Any one of several species of small aquatic salamanders. The common British species are the crested newt (Triton cristatus) and the smooth newt (Lophinus punctatus). In America, Diemictylus viridescens is one of the most abundant species.

Newtonian (n.) A follower of Newton.

Nexus (n.) Connection; tie.

Ngina (n.) The gorilla.

Nias (n.) A young hawk; an eyas; hence, an unsophisticated person.

Nib (n.) A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.

Nib (n.) The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.

Nib (n.) The points of a pen; also, the pointed part of a pen; a short pen adapted for insertion in a holder.

Nib (n.) One of the handles which project from a scythe snath; also, [Prov. Eng.], the shaft of a wagon.

Nibble (n.) A small or cautious bite.

Nibbler (n.) One who, or that which, nibbles.

Niblick (n.) A kind of golf stick used to lift the ball out of holes, ruts, etc.

Nicagua (n.) The laughing falcon. See under laughing.

Niccolite (n.) A mineral of a copper-red color and metallic luster; an arsenide of nickel; -- called also coppernickel, kupfernickel.

Niceness (n.) Quality or state of being nice.

Nicery (n.) Nicety.

Nicety (n.) The quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.).

Nicety (n.) Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.

Nicety (n.) A delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.

Niche (n.) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.

Nick (n.) An evil spirit of the waters.

Nick (n.) A notch cut into something

Nick (n.) A score for keeping an account; a reckoning.

Nick (n.) A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.

Nick (n.) A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china.

Nick (n.) A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.

Nickel (n.) A bright silver-white metallic element. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.6.

Nickel (n.) A small coin made of or containing nickel; esp., a five-cent piece.



Nickle (n.) The European woodpecker, or yaffle; -- called also nicker pecker.

Nicknack (n.) See Knickknack.

Nicknackery (n.) See Knickknackery.

Nickname (n.) A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.

Nicolaitan (n.) One of certain corrupt persons in the early church at Ephesus, who are censured in rev. ii. 6, 15.

Nicotian (n.) Tobacco.

Nicotiana (n.) A genus of American and Asiatic solanaceous herbs, with viscid foliage and funnel-shaped blossoms. Several species yield tobacco. See Tobacco.

Nicotianine (n.) A white waxy substance having a hot, bitter taste, extracted from tobacco leaves and called also tobacco camphor.

Nicotidine (n.) A complex, oily, nitrogenous base, isomeric with nicotine, and obtained by the reduction of certain derivatives of the pyridine group.

Nicotine (n.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous.

Nictation (n.) the act of winking; nictitation.

Nictitation (n.) The act of winking.

Nidary (n.) A collection of nests.

Nide (n.) A nestful; a brood; as, a nide of pheasants.

Nidgery (n.) A trifle; a piece of foolery.

Nidget (n.) A fool; an idiot, a coward.

Nidification (n.) The act or process of building a nest.

Niding (n.) A coward; a dastard; -- a term of utmost opprobrium.

Nidor (n.) Scent or savor of meat or food, cooked or cooking.

Nidulation (n.) The time of remaining in the nest.

Nidulite (n.) A Silurian fossil, formerly supposed to consist of eggs.

Nidus (n.) A nest: a repository for the eggs of birds, insects, etc.; a breeding place; esp., the place or substance where parasites or the germs of a disease effect lodgment or are developed.

Niece (n.) A relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson.

Niece (n.) A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

Nief (n.) See Neif, the fist.

Niellist (n.) One who practices the style of ornamentation called niello.

Niello (n.) A metallic alloy of a deep black color.

Niello (n.) The art, process, or method of decorating metal with incised designs filled with the black alloy.

Niello (n.) A piece of metal, or any other object, so decorated.

Niello (n.) An impression on paper taken from an ancient incised decoration or metal plate.

Nifle (n.) A trifle.

Niggard (n.) A person meanly close and covetous; one who spends grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonous fellow; a miser.

Niggardise (n.) Niggard


Niggardness (n.) Niggard

Niggardship (n.) Niggard

Niggardy (n.) Niggard

nigged (n.) Hammer-dressed; -- said of building stone.

Nigger (n.) A negro; -- in vulgar derision or depreciation.

Niggler (n.) One who niggles.

Nighness (n.) The quality or state of being nigh.

Night (n.) That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light.

Night (n.) Darkness; obscurity; concealment.

Night (n.) Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.

Night (n.) A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow.

Night (n.) The period after the close of life; death.

Night (n.) A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.

Nightcap (n.) A cap worn in bed to protect the head, or in undress.

Nightcap (n.) A potion of spirit drank at bedtime.

Nightdress (n.) A nightgown.

Nightertale (n.) period of night; nighttime.

Nightfall (n.) The close of the day.

Nightgown (n.) A loose gown used for undress; also, a gown used for a sleeping garnment.

Nightingale (n.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song.

Nightingale (n.) A larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Nightjar (n.) A goatsucker, esp. the European species. See Illust. of Goatsucker.

Nightman (n.) One whose business is emptying privies by night.

Nightmare (n.) A fiend or incubus formerly supposed to cause trouble in sleep.

Nightmare (n.) A condition in sleep usually caused by improper eating or by digestive or nervous troubles, and characterized by a sense of extreme uneasiness or discomfort (as of weight on the chest or stomach, impossibility of motion or speech, etc.), or by frightful or oppressive dreams, from which one wakes after extreme anxiety, in a troubled state of mind; incubus.

Nightmare (n.) Hence, any overwhelming, oppressive, or stupefying influence.

Nightshade (n.) A common name of many species of the genus Solanum, given esp. to the Solanum nigrum, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be poisonous.

Nightshirt (n.) A kind of nightgown for men.

Nighttime (n.) The time from dusk to dawn; -- opposed to daytime.


Nigrification (n.) The act or process of making black.

Nigrine (n.) A ferruginous variety of rutile.

Nigritude (n.) Blackness; the state of being black.

Nigromancie (n.) Necromancy.

Nigromancien (n.) A necromancer.

Nigrosine (n.) A dark blue dyestuff, of the indu

Nigua (n.) The chigoe.

Nihil (n.) Nothing.

Nihilism (n.) Nothingness; nihility.

Nihilism (n.) The doctrine that nothing can be known; scepticism as to all knowledge and all reality.

Nihilism (n.) The theories and practices of the Nihilists.

Nihilist (n.) One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.

Nihilist (n.) A member of a secret association (esp. in Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the present political, religious, and social institutions.

Nihility (n.) Nothingness; a state of being nothing.

Nile (n.) The great river of Egypt.

Nilgau (n.) see Nylghau.

Nill (n.) Shining sparks thrown off from melted brass.

Nill (n.) Scales of hot iron from the forge.

Nilometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during its periodical flood.

Niloscope (n.) A Nilometer.

Nimbleness (n.) The quality of being nimble; lightness and quickness in motion; agility; swiftness.

Nimbless (n.) Nimbleness.

Nimbus (n.) A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See Aureola, and Glory, n., 5.

Nimbus (n.) A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud.

Nimiety (n.) State of being in excess.

Nimmer (n.) A thief.

Nincompoop (n.) A fool; a silly or stupid person.

Nine (n.) The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.

Nine (n.) A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix.

Nine-bark (n.) A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia, / Spiraea, opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.

Nine-eyes (n.) The lamprey.

Nine-killer (n.) The northern butcher bird.

Ninepence (n.) An old English silver coin, worth nine pence.

Ninepence (n.) A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a half cents.

Ninescore (n.) The product of nine times twenty; ninescore units or objects.

Nineteen (n.) The number greater than eighteen by a unit; the sum of ten and nine; nineteen units or objects.

Nineteen (n.) A symbol for nineteen units, as 19 or xix.

Nineteenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by nineteen; one of nineteen equal parts of anything.

Nineteenth (n.) The next in order after the eighteenth.

Nineteenth (n.) An interval of two octaves and a fifth.

Ninetieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by ninety; one of ninety equal parts of anything.

Ninetieth (n.) The next in order after the eighty-ninth.

Ninety (n.) The sum of nine times ten; the number greater by a unit than eighty-nine; ninety units or objects.

Ninety (n.) A symbol representing ninety units, as 90 or xc.

Ninny (n.) A fool; a simpleton.

Ninnyhammer (n.) A simpleton; a silly person.

Ninth (n.) The quotient of one divided by nine; one of nine equal parts of a thing; the next after the eighth.

Ninth (n.) An interval containing an octave and a second.

Ninth (n.) A chord of the dominant seventh with the ninth added.

Ninut (n.) The magpie.

Niobate (n.) Same as Columbate.

Niobe (n.) The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone.

Niobite (n.) Same as Columbite.

Niobium (n.) A later name of columbium. See Columbium.

Niopo (n.) A kind of snuff prepared by the natives of Venezuela from the roasted seeds of a leguminous tree (Piptadenia peregrina), thence called niopo tree.

Nip (n.) A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.

Nip (n.) A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.

Nip (n.) A pinch with the nails or teeth.

Nip (n.) A small cut, or a cutting off the end.

Nip (n.) A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.

Nip (n.) A biting sarcasm; a taunt.

Nip (n.) A short turn in a rope.

Nipper (n.) One who, or that which, nips.

Nipper (n.) A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

Nipper (n.) A satirist.

Nipper (n.) A pickpocket; a young or petty thief.

Nipper (n.) The cunner.

Nipper (n.) A European crab (Polybius Henslowii).

Nipperkin (n.) A small cup.

Nippitato (n.) Strong liquor.

Nipple (n.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.

Nipple (n.) The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.

Nipple (n.) Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.

Nipple (n.) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.

Nipplewort (n.) A yellow-flowered composite herb (Lampsana communis), formerly used as an external application to the nipples of women; -- called also dock-cress.

Nirvana (n.) In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of wordly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.

Nisan (n.) The first month of the jewish ecclesiastical year, formerly answering nearly to the month of April, now to March, of the Christian calendar. See Abib.

Nisey (n.) A simpleton.

Nisus (n.) A striving; an effort; a conatus.

Nit (n.) The egg of a louse or other small insect.

Nitency (n.) Brightness; luster.

Nitency (n.) Endeavor; rffort; tendency.

Niter (n.) Alt. of Nitre

Nitre (n.) A white crystal

Nitre (n.) Native sodium carbonate; natron.

Nithing (n.) See Niding.


Nitrate (n.) A salt of nitric acid.

Nitratine (n.) A mineral occurring in transparent crystals, usually of a white, sometimes of a reddish gray, or lemon-yellow, color; native sodium nitrate. It is used in making nitric acid and for manure. Called also soda niter.

Nitre (n.) See Niter.

Nitriary (n.) An artificial bed of animal matter for the manufacture of niter by nitrification. See Nitrification, 2.

Nitride (n.) A binary compound of nitrogen with a more metallic element or radical; as, boric nitride.

Nitrification (n.) The act, process, or result of combining with nitrogen or some of its compounds.

Nitrification (n.) The act or process of oxidizing nitrogen or its compounds so as to form nitrous or nitric acid.

Nitrification (n.) A process of oxidation, in which nitrogenous vegetable and animal matter in the presence of air, moisture, and some basic substances, as lime or alkali carbonate, is converted into nitrates.

Nitrifier (n.) An agent employed in nitrification.

Nitrile (n.) Any one of a series of cyanogen compounds; particularly, one of those cyanides of alcohol radicals which, by boiling with acids or alkalies, produce a carboxyl acid, with the elimination of the nitrogen as ammonia.

Nitrite (n.) A salt of nitrous acid.

Nitrobenzene (n.) A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odor imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane. It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large quantities in the preparation of ani

Nitrobenzol (n.) Alt. of Nitrobenzole

Nitrobenzole (n.) See Nitrobenzene.

Nitrocalcite (n.) Nitrate of calcium, a substance having a grayish white color, occuring in efforescences on old walls, and in limestone caves, especially where there exists decaying animal matter.

Nitrocarbol (n.) See Nitromethane.

Nitrocellulose (n.) See Gun cotton, under Gun.

Nitro-chloroform (n.) Same as Chlorpicrin.

Nitroform (n.) A nitro derivative of methane, analogous to chloroform, obtained as a colorless oily or crystal

Nitrogelatin (n.) An explosive consisting of gun cotton and camphor dissolved in nitroglycerin.

Nitrogen (n.) A colorless nonmetallic element, tasteless and odorless, comprising four fifths of the atmosphere by volume. It is chemically very inert in the free state, and as such is incapable of supporting life (hence the name azote still used by French chemists); but it forms many important compounds, as ammonia, nitric acid, the cyanides, etc, and is a constituent of all organized living tissues, animal or vegetable. Symbol N. Atomic weight 14. It was formerly regarded as a permanent n>

Nitroglycerin (n.) A liquid appearing like a heavy oil, colorless or yellowish, and consisting of a mixture of several glycerin salts of nitric acid, and hence more properly called glycerin nitrate. It is made by the action of nitric acid on glycerin in the presence of sulphuric acid. It is extremely unstable and terribly explosive. A very dilute solution is used in medicine as a neurotic under the name of glonion.

Nitrol (n.) Any one of a series of hydrocarbons containing the nitro and the nitroso or isonitroso group united to the same carbon atom.

Nitroleum (n.) Nitroglycerin.

Nitromagnesite (n.) Nitrate of magnesium, a sa

Nitrometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the amount of nitrogen or some of its compounds in any substance subjected to analysis; an azotometer.

Nitromethane (n.) A nitro derivative of methane obtained as a mobile liquid; -- called also nitrocarbol.

Nitrophnol (n.) Any one of a series of nitro derivatives of phenol. They are yellow oily or crystal

Nitroprusside (n.) See Nitroprussic.

Nitroquinol (n.) A hypothetical nitro derivative of quinol or hydroquinone, not known in the free state, but forming a well defined series of derivatives.

Niteosaccharin (n.) An explosive nitro derivative of certain sugars, analogous to nitroglycerin, gun cotton, etc.

Nitrosyl (n.) the radical NO, called also the nitroso group. The term is sometimes loosely used to designate certain nitro compounds; as, nitrosyl sulphuric acid. Used also adjectively.

Nitroxyl (n.) The group NO2, usually called the nitro group.

Nitrum (n.) Niter.

Nitryl (n.) A name sometimes given to the nitro group or radical.

Nitter (n.) The horselouse; an insect that deposits nits on horses.

Nivose (n.) The fourth month of the French republican calendar [1792-1806]. It commenced December 21, and ended January 19. See VendEmiaire.

Nixie (n.) See Nix.

Nizam (n.) The title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad, in India, since 1719.

No (n.) A refusal by use of the wordd no; a denial.

No (n.) A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.

Noah (n.) A patriarch of Biblical history, in the time of the Deluge.

Nob (n.) The head.

Nob (n.) A person in a superior position in life; a nobleman.

Nobbler (n.) A dram of spirits.

Nobiliary (n.) A history of noble families.

Nobilitation (n.) The act of making noble.

Nobility (n.) The quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind or of character; commanding excellence; eminence.

Nobility (n.) The state of being of high rank or noble birth; patrician dignity; antiquity of family; distinction by rank, station, or title, whether inherited or conferred.

Nobility (n.) Those who are noble; the collictive body of nobles or titled persons in a stste; the aristocratic and patrician class; the peerage; as, the English nobility.

Noble (n.) A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.

Noble (n.) An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61.

Noble (n.) A European fish; the lyrie.

Nobleman (n.) One of the nobility; a noble; a peer; one who enjoys rank above a commoner, either by virtue of birth, by office, or by patent.

Nobleness (n.) The quality or state of being noble; greatness; dignity; magnanimity; elevation of mind, character, or station; nobility; grandeur; state

Nobless (n.) Alt. of Noblesse

Noblesse (n.) Dignity; greatness; noble birth or condition.

Noblesse (n.) The nobility; persons of noble rank collectively, including males and females.

Noblewoman (n.) A female of noble rank; a peeress.

Nobley (n.) The body of nobles; the nobility.

Nobley (n.) Noble birth; nobility; dignity.

Nobody (n.) No person; no one; not anybody.

Nobody (n.) A person of no influence or importance; an insignificant or contemptible person.

Nocake (n.) Indian corn parched, and beaten to powder, -- used for food by the Northern American Indians.

Nocent (n.) A criminal.

Nock (n.) A notch.

Nock (n.) The upper fore corner of a boom sail or of a trysail.

Noctambulation (n.) Somnambulism; walking in sleep.

Noctambulism (n.) Somnambulism.

Noctambulist (n.) A somnambulist.

Noctambulo (n.) A noctambulist.

Noctilionid (n.) A South American bat of the genus Noctilio, having cheek pouches and large incisor teeth.

Noctiluca (n.) That which shines at night; -- a fanciful name for phosphorus.

Noctiluca (n.) A genus of marine flagellate Infusoria, remarkable for their unusually large size and complex structure, as well as for their phosphorescence. The brilliant diffuse phosphorescence of the sea is often due to myriads of Noctilucae.

Noctilucin (n.) A fatlike substance in certain marine animals, to which they owe their phosphorescent properties.

Noctivagation (n.) A roving or going about in the night.

Noctograph (n.) A kind of writing frame for the blind.

Noctograph (n.) An instrument or register which records the presence of watchmen on their beats.

Noctuary (n.) A record of what passes in the night; a nightly journal; -- distinguished from diary.

Noctuid (n.) Any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidae, or Noctuaelitae, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called because they fly at night.

Noctule (n.) A large European bat (Vespertilio, / Noctulina, altivolans).

Nocturn (n.) An office of devotion, or act of religious service, by night.

Nocturn (n.) One of the portions into which the Psalter was divided, each consisting of nine psalms, designed to be used at a night service.

Nocturnal (n.) An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the stars, etc., at sea.

Nocturne (n.) A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's "Midsummer-Night's Dream" music.

Nocument (n.) Harm; injury; detriment.

Nod (n.) A dropping or bending forward of the upper oart or top of anything.

Nod (n.) A quick or slight downward or forward motion of the head, in assent, in familiar salutation, in drowsiness, or in giving a signal, or a command.

Nodation (n.) Act of making a knot, or state of being knotted.

Nodder (n.) One who nods; a drowsy person.

Noddle (n.) The head; -- used jocosely or contemptuously.

Noddle (n.) The back part of the head or neck.

Noddy (n.) A simpleton; a fool.

Noddy (n.) Any tern of the genus Anous, as A. stolidus.

Noddy (n.) The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.

Noddy (n.) An old game at cards.

Noddy (n.) A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.

Noddy (n.) An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; -- used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.

Node (n.) A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.

Node (n.) One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects the ecliptic, or the orbit of a satellite intersects the plane of the orbit of its primary.

Node (n.) The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.

Node (n.) A hole in the gnomon of a dial, through which passes the ray of light which marks the hour of the day, the parallels of the sun's declination, his place in the ecliptic, etc.

Node (n.) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.

Node (n.) The point at which the

Node (n.) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.

Node (n.) A hard concretion or incrustation which forms upon bones attacked with rheumatism, gout, or syphilis; sometimes also, a swelling in the neighborhood of a joint.

Node (n.) One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal

Node (n.) A swelling.

Nodosarine (n.) A foraminifer of the genus Nodosaria or of an allied genus.

Nodosity (n.) The quality of being knotty or nodose; resemblance to a node or swelling; knottiness.

Nodosity (n.) A knot; a node.

Nodule (n.) A rounded mass or irregular shape; a little knot or lump.

Noel (n.) Same as Nowel.

Noematachograph (n.) An instrument for determining and registering the duration of more or less complex operations of the mind.

Noemics (n.) The science of the understanding; intellectual science.

Noetian (n.) One of the followers of Noetus, who lived in the third century. He denied the distinct personality of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Nog (n.) A noggin.

Nog (n.) A kind of strong ale.

Nog (n.) A wooden block, of the size of a brick, built into a wall, as a hold for the nails of woodwork.

Nog (n.) One of the square logs of wood used in a pile to support the roof of a mine.

Nog (n.) A treenail to fasten the shores.

Noggin (n.) A small mug or cup.

Noggin (n.) A measure equivalent to a gill.

Noiance (n.) Annoyance.

Noier (n.) An annoyer.

Noise (n.) Sound of any kind.

Noise (n.) Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din.

Noise (n.) Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report.

Noise (n.) Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band.

Noisette (n.) A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener, Noisette, of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties, as the Lamarque, the Marechal (or Marshal) Niel, and the Cloth of gold. Most roses of this class have clustered flowers and are of vigorous growth.

Noisiness (n.) The state or quality of being noisy.

Nole (n.) The head.

Noli-me-tangere (n.) Any plant of a genus of herbs (Impatiens) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. -- See Impatiens.

Noli-me-tangere (n.) The squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber.

Noli-me-tangere (n.) A name formerly applied to several varieties of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, but now restricted to Lupus exedens, an ulcerative affection of the nose.

Nolition (n.) Adverse action of will; unwillingness; -- opposed to volition.

Noll (n.) The head; the noddle.

Nolleity (n.) The state of being unwilling; nolition.

Nom (n.) Name.

Noma (n.) See Canker, n., 1.

Nomad (n.) One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.

Nomade (n.) See Nomad, n.

Nomadian (n.) A nomad.

Nomadism (n.) The state of being a nomad.

Nomancy (n.) The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names.

Nomarch (n.) The chief magistrate of a nome or nomarchy.

Nomarchy (n.) A province or territorial division of a kingdom, under the rule of a nomarch, as in modern Greece; a nome.

Nombril (n.) A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon; -- called also navel point. See Escutcheon.

Nome (n.) A province or political division, as of modern Greece or ancient Egypt; a nomarchy.

Nome (n.) Any melody determined by inviolable rules.

Nome (n.) See Term.

Nomenclator (n.) One who calls persons or things by their names.

Nomenclator (n.) One who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the nomenclature of any art or science; also, a list or vocabulary of technical names.

Nomenclatress (n.) A female nomenclator.

Nomenclature (n.) A name.

Nomenclature (n.) A vocabulary, dictionary, or glossary.

Nomenclature (n.) The technical names used in any particular branch of science or art, or by any school or individual; as, the nomenclature of botany or of chemistry; the nomenclature of Lavoisier and his associates.

Nomial (n.) A name or term.

Nomic (n.) Nomic spelling.

Nominal (n.) A nominalist.

Nominal (n.) A verb formed from a noun.

Nominal (n.) A name; an appellation.

Nominalism (n.) The principles or philosophy of the Nominalists.

Nominalist (n.) One of a sect of philosophers in the Middle Ages, who adopted the opinion of Roscelin, that general conceptions, or universals, exist in name only.

Nomination (n.) The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated.

Nomination (n.) The denomination, or name.

Nominative (n.) The nominative case.

Nominator (n.) One who nominates.

Nominee (n.) A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office.

Nominor (n.) A nominator.

Nomocracy (n.) Government in accordance with a system of law.

Nomography (n.) A treatise on laws; an exposition of the form proper for laws.

Nomology (n.) The science of law; legislation.

Nomology (n.) The science of the laws of the mind; rational psychology.

Nomothete (n.) A lawgiver.

Nonability (n.) Want of ability.

Nonability (n.) An exception taken against a plaintiff in a cause, when he is unable legally to commence a suit.

Nonacceptance (n.) A neglect or refusal to accept.

Nonacquaintance (n.) Want of acquaintance; the state of being unacquainted.

Nonacquiescence (n.) Refusal of acquiescence; failure to yield or comply.

Nonadmission (n.) Failure to be admitted.

Nonage (n.) The ninth part of movable goods, formerly payable to the clergy on the death of persons in their parishes.

Nonage (n.) Time of life before a person becomes of age; legal immaturity; minority.

Nonagenarian (n.) A person ninety years old.

Nonagesimal (n.) The middle or highest point of the part of the ecliptic which is at any given moment above the horizon. It is the ninetieth degree of the ecliptic, reckoned from the points in which it is intersected by the horizon.

Nonagon (n.) A figure or polygon having nine sides and nine angles.

Nonagrian (n.) Any moth of the genus Nonagria and allied genera, as the spindleworm and stalk borer.

Nonalienation (n.) Failure to alienate; also, the state of not being alienated.

Nonane (n.) One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons C9H20 of the paraffin series; -- so called because of the nine carbon atoms in the molecule. Normal nonane is a colorless volatile liquid, an ingredient of ordinary kerosene.

Nonappearance (n.) Default of apperance, as in court, to prosecute or defend; failure to appear.

Nonappointment (n.) Neglect of making appointment; failure to receive an appointment.

Nonarrival (n.) Failure to arrive.

Nonattendance (n.) A failure to attend; omission of attendance; nonappearance.

Nonattention (n.) Inattention.

Nonce (n.) The one or single occasion; the present call or purpose; -- chiefly used in the phrase for the nonce.

Nonchalance (n.) Indifference; carelessness; coolness.

Nonclaim (n.) A failure to make claim within the time limited by law; omission of claim.

Noncohesion (n.) Want of cohesion.

Noncoincidence (n.) Lack of coincidence.

Noncombatant (n.) Any person connected with an army, or within the

Noncommittal (n.) A state of not being committed or pledged; forbearance or refusal to commit one's self. Also used adjectively.

Noncommunion (n.) Neglect or failure of communion.

Noncompletion (n.) Lack of completion; failure to complete.

Noncompliance (n.) Neglect of compliance; failure to comply.

Noncon. (n.) See Noncontent.

Nonconcurrence (n.) Refusal to concur.

Nonconduction (n.) The quality of not being able to conduct or transmit; failure to conduct.

Nonconductor (n.) A substance which does not conduct, that is, convey or transmit, heat, electricity, sound, vibration, or the like, or which transmits them with difficulty; an insulator; as, wool is a nonconductor of heat; glass and dry wood are nonconductors of electricity.

Nonconformist (n.) One who does not conform to an established church; especially, one who does not conform to the established church of England; a dissenter.

Nonconformity (n.) Neglect or failure of conformity; especially, in England, the neglect or refusal to unite with the established church in its rites and modes of worship.

Nonconstat (n.) It does not appear; it is not plain or clear; it does not follow.

Noncontent (n.) One who gives a negative vote; -- sometimes abridged into noncon. or non con.

Nonda (n.) The edible plumlike fruit of the Australian tree, Parinarium Nonda.

Nondecane (n.) A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, a white waxy substance, C19H40; -- so called from the number of carbon atoms in the molecule.

Nondelivery (n.) A neglect or failure of delivery; omission of delivery.

Nondeposition (n.) A failure to deposit or throw down.

Nondescript (n.) A thing not yet described; that of which no account or explanation has been given; something abnormal, or hardly classifiable.

Nondevelopment (n.) Failure or lack of development.

Nondiscovery (n.) Want or failure of discovery.

Nondo (n.) A coarse umbelliferous plant (Ligusticum actaeifolium) with a large aromatic root. It is found chiefly in the Alleghany region. Also called Angelico.

None (n.) Same as Nones, 2.

Non-ego (n.) The union of being and relation as distinguished from, and contrasted with, the ego. See Ego.

Nonelection (n.) Failure of election.

Nonelectric (n.) A substance that is not an electric; that which transmits electricity, as a metal.

Nonentity (n.) Nonexistence; the negation of being.

Nonentity (n.) A thing not existing.

Nonentity (n.) A person or thing of little or no account.

Nonessential (n.) A thing not essential.

Nonesuch (n.) A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such; something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety of apple, a species of medic (Medicago lupulina), a variety of pottery clay, etc.

Nonet (n.) Alt. of Nonetto

Nonetto (n.) A composition for nine instruments, rarely for nine voices.

Nonett (n.) The titmouse.

Nonexecution (n.) Neglect or failure of execution; nonperformance.

Nonexistence (n.) Absence of existence; the negation of being; nonentity.

Nonexistence (n.) A thing that has no existence.

Nonexportation (n.) A failure of exportation; a not exporting of commodities.

Non-feasance (n.) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Cf. Malfeasance.

Nonfulfillment (n.) Neglect or failure to fulfill.

Nonillion (n.) According to the French and American notation, a thousand octillions, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a million octillions, or a unit with fifty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.

Nonimportation (n.) Want or failure of importation; a not importing of commodities.

Noninhabitant (n.) One who is not an inhabitant; a stranger; a foreigner; a nonresident.

Nonintervention (n.) The state or habit of not intervening or interfering; as, the nonintervention of one state in the affairs of another.

Nonius (n.) A vernier.

Nonjoinder (n.) The omission of some person who ought to have been made a plaintiff or defendant in a suit, or of some cause of action which ought to be joined.

Nonjuror (n.) One of those adherents of James II. who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, or to their successors, after the revolution of 1688; a Jacobite.

Nonjurorism (n.) The doctrines, or action, of the Nonjurors.

Nonlimitation (n.) Want of limitation; failure to limit.

Nonmember (n.) One who is not a member.

Nonmembership (n.) State of not being a member.

Nonmetal (n.) Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals.

Nonne (n.) A nun.

Nonnecessity (n.) Absence of necessity; the quality or state of being unnecessary.

Nonny (n.) A silly fellow; a ninny.

Nonobedience (n.) Neglect of obedience; failure to obey.

Nonobservance (n.) Neglect or failure to observe or fulfill.

Nonone (n.) Any one of several metameric unsaturated hydrocarbons (C9H14) of the valylene series.

Nonpayment (n.) Neglect or failure to pay.

Nonperformance (n.) Neglect or failure to perform.

Nonplus (n.) A state or condition which daffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficalty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary.

Nonpreparation (n.) Neglect or failure to prepare; want of preparation.

Nonpresentation (n.) Neglect or failure to present; state of not being presented.

Nonproduction (n.) A failure to produce or exhibit.

Nonproficiency (n.) Want of proficiency; failure to make progress.

Nonproficient (n.) One who has failed to become proficient.

Nonregardance (n.) Want of due regard; disregard; slight.

Nonregent (n.) A master of arts whose regency has ceased. See Regent.

Nonrendition (n.) Neglect of rendition; the not rendering what is due.

Nonresemblance (n.) Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.

Nonresidence (n.) The state or condition of being nonresident,

Nonresident (n.) A nonresident person; one who does not reside in the State or jurisdiction.

Nonresistance (n.) The principles or practice of a nonresistant; passive obedience; submission to authority, power, oppression, or violence without opposition.

Nonresistant (n.) One who maintains that no resistance should be made to constituted authority, even when unjustly or oppressively exercised; one who advocates or practices absolute submission; also, one who holds that violence should never be resisted by force.

Nonsense (n.) That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity.

Nonsense (n.) Trifles; things of no importance.

Nonsolution (n.) Failure of solution or explanation.

Nonsolvency (n.) Inability to pay debts; insolvency.

Nonsolvent (n.) An insolvent.

Nonsonant (n.) A nonsonant or nonvocal consonant.

Nonsubmission (n.) Want of submission; failure or refusal to submit.

Nonsuch (n.) See Nonesuch.

Nonsuit (n.) A neglect or failure by the plaintiff to follow up his suit; a stopping of the suit; a renunciation or withdrawal of the cause by the plaintiff, either because he is satisfied that he can not support it, or upon the judge's expressing his opinion. A compulsory nonsuit is a nonsuit ordered by the court on the ground that the plaintiff on his own showing has not made out his case.

Nonsurety (n.) Insecurity.

Nontenure (n.) A plea of a defendant that he did not hold the land, as affirmed.

Nonterm (n.) A vacation between two terms of a court.

Nontronite (n.) A greenish yellow or green mineral, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of iron.

Nonuniformist (n.) One who believes that past changes in the structure of the earth have proceeded from cataclysms or causes more violent than are now operating; -- called also nonuniformitarian.

Nonunionist (n.) One who does not belong, or refuses to belong, to a trades union.

Nonusance (n.) Neglect of using; failure to use.

Nonvocal (n.) A nonvocal consonant.

Nonyl (n.) The hydrocarbon radical, C9H19, derived from nonane and forming many compounds. Used also adjectively; as, nonyl alcohol.

Nonylene (n.) Any one of a series of metameric, unsaturated hydrocarbons C9H18 of the ethylene series.

Noodle (n.) A simpleton; a blockhead; a stupid person; a ninny.

Noodle (n.) A thin strip of dough, made with eggs, rolled up, cut into small pieces, and used in soup.

Nook (n.) A narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; a corner; a recess; a secluded retreat.

Noologist (n.) One versed in noology.

Noology (n.) The science of intellectual phenomena.

Noon (n.) The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.

Noon (n.) Hence, the highest point; culmination.

Noonday (n.) Midday; twelve o'clock in the day; noon.

Noon-flower (n.) The goat's beard, whose flowers close at midday.

Nooning (n.) A rest at noon; a repast at noon.

Noonshun (n.) See Nunchion.

Noonstead (n.) The position of the sun at noon.

Noontide (n.) The time of noon; midday.

Noose (n.) A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.

Nopal (n.) A cactaceous plant (Nopalea cochinellifera), originally Mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. The name is sometimes given to other species of Cactaceae.

Nopalry (n.) A plantation of the nopal for raising the cochineal insect.

Nope (n.) A bullfinch.

Norbertine (n.) See Premonstrant.

Noria (n.) A large water wheel, turned by the action of a stream against its floats, and carrying at its circumference buckets, by which water is raised and discharged into a trough; used in Arabia, China, and elsewhere for irrigating land; a Persian wheel.

Norice (n.) Nurse.

Norie (n.) The cormorant.

Norimon (n.) A Japanese covered litter, carried by men.

Norite (n.) A granular crystal

Norium (n.) A supposed metal alleged to have been discovered in zircon.

Norma (n.) A norm; a principle or rule; a model; a standard.

Norma (n.) A mason's or a carpenter's square or rule.

Norma (n.) A templet or gauge.

Normalcy (n.) The quality, state, or fact of being normal; as, the point of normalcy.

Normalization (n.) Reduction to a standard or normal state.

Norman (n.) A wooden bar, or iron pin.

Norman (n.) A native or inhabitant of Normandy; originally, one of the Northmen or Scandinavians who conquered Normandy in the 10th century; afterwards, one of the mixed (Norman-French) race which conquered England, under William the Conqueror.

Normanism (n.) A Norman idiom; a custom or expression peculiar to the Normans.

Norn (n.) Alt. of Norna

Norna (n.) One of the three Fates, Past, Present, and Future. Their names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld.

Norna (n.) A tutelary deity; a genius.

Norroy (n.) The most northern of the English Kings-at-arms. See King-at-arms, under King.

Norse (n.) The Norse language.

Norseman (n.) One of the ancient Scandinavians; a Northman.

Nortelry (n.) Nurture; education; culture; bringing up.

North (n.) That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south.

North (n.) Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.

North (n.) Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's

Northeast (n.) The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.

Northeaster (n.) A storm, strong wind, or gale, coming from the northeast.

Norther (n.) A wind from the north; esp., a strong and cold north wind in Texas and the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico.


Northerner (n.) One born or living in the north.

Northerner (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Northern States; -- contradistinguished from Southerner.

Northing (n.) Distance northward from any point of departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to southing.

Northing (n.) The distance of any heavenly body from the equator northward; north declination.

Northman (n.) One of the inhabitants of the north of Europe; esp., one of the ancient Scandinavians; a Norseman.

Northness (n.) A tendency in the end of a magnetic needle to point to the north.

Northumbrian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Northumberland.

Northwest (n.) The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.

Northwester (n.) A storm or gale from the northwest; a strong northwest wind.

Norwegian (n.) A native of Norway.

Norwegian (n.) That branch of the Scandinavian language spoken in Norway.

Norwegium (n.) A rare metallic element, of doubtful identification, said to occur in the copper-nickel of Norway.

Nose (n.) The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory.

Nose (n.) The power of smelling; hence, scent.

Nose (n.) A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle.

Nosebag (n.) A bag in which feed for a horse, ox, or the like, may be fastened under the nose by a string passing over the head.

Noseband (n.) That part of the headstall of a bridle which passes over a horse's nose.

Nosebleed (n.) A bleeding at the nose.

Nosebleed (n.) The yarrow. See Yarrow.

Nosegay (n.) A bunch of odorous and showy flowers; a bouquet; a posy.

Nosesmart (n.) A kind of cress, a pungent cruciferous plant, including several species of the genus Nasturtium.

Nosethirl (n.) Alt. of Nosethril

Nosethril (n.) Nostril.

Nosing (n.) That part of the treadboard of a stair which projects over the riser; hence, any like projection, as the projecting edge of a molding.

Nosle (n.) Nozzle.

Nosography (n.) A description or classification of diseases.

Nosologist (n.) One versed in nosology.

Nosology (n.) A systematic arrangement, or classification, of diseases.

Nosology (n.) That branch of medical science which treats of diseases, or of the classification of diseases.

Nostalgia (n.) Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness.

Nostalgy (n.) Same as Nostalgia.

Nostoc (n.) A genus of algae. The plants are composed of moniliform cells imbedded in a gelatinous substance.

Nostril (n.) One of the external openings of the nose, which give passage to the air breathed and to secretions from the nose and eyes; one of the anterior nares.

Nostril (n.) Perception; insight; acuteness.

Nostrum (n.) A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine.

Nostrum (n.) Any scheme or device proposed by a quack.

Notability (n.) Quality of being notable.

Notability (n.) A notable, or remarkable, person or thing; a person of note.

Notability (n.) A notable saying.

Notable (n.) A person, or thing, of distinction.

Notable (n.) One of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.

Notableness (n.) The quality of being notable.

Notaeum (n.) The back or upper surface, as of a bird.

Notandum (n.) A thing to be noted or observed; a notable fact; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Notary (n.) One who records in shorthand what is said or done; as, the notary of an ecclesiastical body.

Notary (n.) A public officer who attests or certifies deeds and other writings, or copies of them, usually under his official seal, to make them authentic, especially in foreign countries. His duties chiefly relate to instruments used in commercial transactions, such as protests of negotiable paper, ship's papers in cases of loss, damage, etc. He is generally called a notary public.

Notation (n.) The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters.

Notation (n.) Any particular system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in art or science, to express briefly technical facts, quantities, etc. Esp., the system of figures, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and algebra to express number, quantity, or operations.

Notation (n.) Literal or etymological signification.

Notch (n.) A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.

Notch (n.) A narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.

Notchboard (n.) The board which receives the ends of the steps in a staircase.

Notching (n.) The act of making notches; the act of cutting into small hollows.

Notching (n.) The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.

Notching (n.) A method of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching them, as at the ends, and overlapping or interlocking the notched portions.

Notching (n.) A method of excavating, as in a bank, by a series of cuttings side by side. See also Gulleting.

Notchweed (n.) A foul-smelling weed, the stinking goosefoot (Chenopodium Vulvaria).

Note (n.) Nut.

Note (n.) Need; needful business.

Note (n.) A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

Note (n.) A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.

Note (n.) A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

Note (n.) A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

Note (n.) Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings.

Note (n.) A short informal letter; a billet.

Note (n.) A diplomatic missive or written communication.

Note (n.) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.

Note (n.) A list of items or of charges; an account.

Note (n.) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence:

Note (n.) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.

Note (n.) A key of the piano or organ.

Note (n.) Observation; notice; heed.

Note (n.) Notification; information; intelligence.

Note (n.) State of being under observation.

Note (n.) Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.

Note (n.) Stigma; brand; reproach.

Note (n.) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to.

Note (n.) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

Note (n.) To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand.

Note (n.) To denote; to designate.

Note (n.) To annotate.

Note (n.) To set down in musical characters.

Notebook (n.) A book in which notes or memorandums are written.

Notebook (n.) A book in which notes of hand are registered.

Notelessness (n.) A state of being noteless.

Notelet (n.) A little or short note; a billet.

Noter (n.) One who takes notice.

Noter (n.) An annotator.

Nothing (n.) Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something.

Nothing (n.) Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.

Nothing (n.) A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.

Nothing (n.) A cipher; naught.

Nothingarian (n.) One of no certain belief; one belonging to no particular sect.

Nothingism (n.) Nihility; nothingness.

Nothingness (n.) Nihility; nonexistence.

Nothingness (n.) The state of being of no value; a thing of no value.

Notice (n.) The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note.

Notice (n.) Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning.

Notice (n.) An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks; as, book notices; theatrical notices.

Notice (n.) A writing communicating information or warning.

Notice (n.) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

Noticer (n.) One who notices.

Notidanian (n.) Any one of several species of sharks of the family Notidanidae, or Hexanchidae. Called also cow sharks. See Shark.

Notification (n.) The act of notifying, or giving notice; the act of making known; especially, the act of giving official notice or information to the public or to individuals, corporations, companies, or societies, by words, by writing, or by other means.

Notification (n.) Notice given in words or writing, or by signs.

Notification (n.) The writing which communicates information; an advertisement, or citation, etc.

Notionality (n.) A notional or groundless opinion.

Notionist (n.) One whose opinions are ungrounded notions.

Notist (n.) An annotator.

Notochord (n.) An elastic cartilagelike rod which is developed beneath the medullary groove in the vertebrate embryo, and constitutes the primitive axial skeleton around which the centra of the vertebrae and the posterior part of the base of the skull are developed; the chorda dorsalis. See Illust. of Ectoderm.

Notodontian (n.) Any one of several species of bombycid moths belonging to Notodonta, Nerice, and allied genera. The caterpillar of these moths has a hump, or spine, on its back.

Notopodium (n.) The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See Parapodium.

Notoriety (n.) The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense; as, the notoriety of a crime.

Notornis (n.) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. Notornis Mantelli was first known as a fossil bird of New Zealand, but subsequently a few individuals were found living on the southern island. It is supposed to be now nearly or quite extinct.

Nototherium (n.) An extinct genus of gigantic herbivorous marsupials, found in the Pliocene formation of Australia.

Nototrema (n.) The pouched, or marsupial, frog of South America.

Notself (n.) The negative of self.

Notturno (n.) Same as Nocturne.

Notum (n.) The back.

Notus (n.) The south wind.

Notwheat (n.) Wheat not bearded.

Nouch (n.) An ouch; a jewel.

Nougat (n.) A cake, sweetmeat, or confection made with almonds or other nuts.

Noule (n.) The top of the head; the head or noll.

Noumenon (n.) The of itself unknown and unknowable rational object, or thing in itself, which is distinguished from the phenomenon through which it is apprehended by the senses, and by which it is interpreted and understood; -- so used in the philosophy of Kant and his followers.

Noun (n.) A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.

Nourice (n.) A nurse.

Nourish (n.) A nurse.

Nourisher (n.) One who, or that which, nourishes.

Nourishment (n.) The act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished; nutrition.

Nourishment (n.) That which serves to nourish; nutriment; food.

Nouriture (n.) Nurture.

Nous (n.) Intellect; understanding; talent; -- used humorously.

Novaculite (n.) A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate.

Novatian (n.) One of the sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages are unlawful.

Novatianism (n.) The doctrines or principles of the Novatians.

Novation (n.) Innovation.

Novation (n.) A substitution of a new debt for an old one; also, the remodeling of an old obligation.

Novator (n.) An innovator.

Novelette (n.) A short novel.

Novelism (n.) Innovation.

Novelist (n.) An innovator; an asserter of novelty.

Novelist (n.) A writer of news.

Novelist (n.) A writer of a novel or novels.

Novelry (n.) Novelty; new things.

Novelty (n.) The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction.

Novelty (n.) Something novel; a new or strange thing.

November (n.) The eleventh month of the year, containing thirty days.

Novenary (n.) The number of nine units; nine, collectively.

Novice (n.) One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.

Novice (n.) One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.

Novice (n.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.

Noviceship (n.) The state of being a novice; novitiate.

Novitiate (n.) The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments.

Novitiate (n.) Hence: Time of probation in a religious house before taking the vows.

Novitiate (n.) One who is going through a novitiate, or period of probation; a novice.

Novitiate (n.) The place where novices live or are trained.

Novity (n.) Newness; novelty.

Novum (n.) A game at dice, properly called novem quinque (L., nine five), the two principal throws being nine and five.

Now (n.) The present time or moment; the present.

Nowch (n.) See Nouch.

Nowd (n.) The European gray gurnard (Trigla gurnardus).

Nowel (n.) Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior.

Nowel (n.) A kind of hymn, or canticle, of mediaeval origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol.

Nowel (n.) The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object.

Nowel (n.) The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.

Nowise (n.) Not in any manner or degree; in no way; noways.

Noy (n.) That which annoys.

Noyance (n.) Annoyance.

Noyau (n.) A cordial of brandy, etc., flavored with the kernel of the bitter almond, or of the peach stone, etc.

Noyer (n.) An annoyer.

Nozle (n.) Nozzle.

Nozzle (n.) The nose; the snout; hence, the projecting vent of anything; as, the nozzle of a bellows.

Nozzle (n.) A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.

Nozzle (n.) A short outlet, or inlet, pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler.

Nuance (n.) A shade of difference; a delicate gradation.

Nub (n.) A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story.

Nubbin (n.) A small or imperfect ear of maize.

Nubecula (n.) A nebula.

Nubecula (n.) Specifically, the Magellanic clouds.

Nubecula (n.) A slight spot on the cornea.

Nubecula (n.) A cloudy object or appearance in urine.

Nubia (n.) A light fabric of wool, worn on the head by women; a cloud.

Nubian (n.) A native of Nubia.

Nubility (n.) The state of being marriageable.

Nucament (n.) A catkin or ament; the flower cluster of the hazel, pine, willow, and the like.

Nucellus (n.) See Nucleus, 3 (a).

Nucha (n.) The back or upper part of the neck; the nape.

Nucin (n.) See Juglone.

Nuclein (n.) A constituent of the nuclei of all cells. It is a colorless amorphous substance, readily soluble in alka

Nucleobranch (n.) One of the Nucleobranchiata.

Nucleoidioplasma (n.) Hya

Nucleole (n.) The nucleus within a nucleus; nucleolus.

Nucleolus (n.) A little nucleus.

Nucleolus (n.) A small rounded body contained in the nucleus of a cell or a protozoan.

Nucleoplasm (n.) The matter composing the nucleus of a cell; the protoplasm of the nucleus; karyoplasma.

Nucleus (n.) A kernel; hence, a central mass or point about which matter is gathered, or to which accretion is made; the central or material portion; -- used both literally and figuratively.

Nucleus (n.) The body or the head of a comet.

Nucleus (n.) An incipient ovule of soft cellular tissue.

Nucleus (n.) A whole seed, as contained within the seed coats.

Nucleus (n.) A body, usually spheroidal, in a cell or a protozoan, distinguished from the surrounding protoplasm by a difference in refrangibility and in behavior towards chemical reagents. It is more or less protoplasmic, and consists of a clear fluid (achromatin) through which extends a network of fibers (chromatin) in which may be suspended a second rounded body, the nucleolus (see Nucleoplasm). See Cell division, under Division.

Nucleus (n.) The tip, or earliest part, of a univalve or bivalve shell.

Nucleus (n.) The central part around which additional growths are added, as of an operculum.

Nucleus (n.) A visceral mass, containing the stomach and other organs, in Tunicata and some mollusks.

Nucula (n.) A genus of small marine bivalve shells, having a pearly interior.

Nucle (n.) Same as Nutlet.

Nudation (n.) The act of stripping, or making bare or naked.

Nudge (n.) A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.

Nudibranch (n.) One of the Nudibranchiata.

Nudification (n.) The act of making nude.

Nudity (n.) The quality or state of being nude; nakedness.

Nudity (n.) That which is nude or naked; naked part; undraped or unclothed portion; esp. (Fine Arts), the human figure represented unclothed; any representation of nakedness; -- chiefly used in the plural and in a bad sense.

Nugacity (n.) Futility; trifling talk or behavior; drollery.

Nugation (n.) The act or practice of trifling.

Nugget (n.) A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal; as, a nugget of gold.

Nuisance (n.) That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.

Nuisancer (n.) One who makes or causes a nuisance.

Null (n.) Something that has no force or meaning.

Null (n.) That which has no value; a cipher; zero.

Null (n.) One of the beads in nulled work.

Nullibiety (n.) The state or condition of being nowhere.

Nullification (n.) The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.

Nullifidian (n.) An unbeliever.

Nullifier (n.) One who nullifies or makes void; one who maintains the right to nullify a contract by one of the parties.

Nullipore (n.) A name for certain crustaceous marine algae which secrete carbonate of lime on their surface, and were formerly thought to be of animal nature. They are now considered coral

Nullity (n.) The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force.

Nullity (n.) Nonexistence; as, a decree of nullity of marriage is a decree that no legal marriage exists.

Nullity (n.) That which is null.

Numbedness (n.) Numbness.

Number (n.) That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.

Number (n.) A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.

Number (n.) A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

Number (n.) Numerousness; multitude.

Number (n.) The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

Number (n.) Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.

Number (n.) That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Number (n.) The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.

Number (n.) The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.

Number (n.) To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.

Number (n.) To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

Number (n.) To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.

Number (n.) To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.

Numberer (n.) One who numbers.

Numbers (n.) pl. of Number. The fourth book of the Pentateuch, containing the census of the Hebrews.

Numbfish (n.) The torpedo, which numbs by the electric shocks which it gives.

Numbness (n.) The condition of being numb; that state of a living body in which it loses, wholly or in part, the power of feeling or motion.

Numeral (n.) Of or pertaining to number; consisting of number or numerals.

Numeral (n.) Expressing number; representing number; as, numeral letters or characters, as X or 10 for ten.

Numeral (n.) A figure or character used to express a number; as, the Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, etc.; the Roman numerals, I, V, X, L, etc.

Numeral (n.) A word expressing a number.

Numeration (n.) The act or art of numbering.

Numeration (n.) The act or art of reading numbers when expressed by means of numerals. The term is almost exclusively applied to the art of reading numbers written in the scale of tens, by the Arabic method.

Numerator (n.) One who numbers.

Numerator (n.) The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken.

Numeric (n.) Alt. of Numerical

Numerical (n.) Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement.

Numerical (n.) The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body.

Numeric (n.) Any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable ratio. The term also includes any imaginary expression like m + nA-1, where m and n are real numerics.

Numerist (n.) One who deals in numbers.

Numero (n.) Number; -- often abbrev. No.

Numerosity (n.) The state of being numerous; numerousness.

Numerosity (n.) Rhythm; harmony; flow.

Numismatics (n.) The science of coins and medals.

Numismatist (n.) One skilled in numismatics; a numismatologist.

Numismatography (n.) A treatise on, or description of, coins and medals.

Numismatologist (n.) One versed in numismatology.

Numismatology (n.) The science which treats of coins and medals, in their relation to history; numismatics.

Nummulation (n.) The arrangement of the red blood corpuscles in rouleaux, like piles of coins, as when a drop of human blood is examined under the microscope.

Nummulite (n.) A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera.

Nummulites (n.) A genus of extinct Tertiary Foraminifera, having a thin, flat, round shell, containing a large number of small chambers arranged spirally.

Numps (n.) A dolt; a blockhead.

Numskull (n.) A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.

Nun (n.) A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Nun (n.) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head.

Nun (n.) The smew.

Nun (n.) The European blue titmouse.

Nunciate (n.) One who announces; a messenger; a nuncio.

Nunciature (n.) The office of a nuncio.

Nuncio (n.) A messenger.

Nuncio (n.) The permanent official representative of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature, or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank than internuncios.

Nuncius (n.) A messenger.

Nuncius (n.) The information communicated.

Nuncupation (n.) The act of nuncupating.

Nundinal (n.) A nundinal letter.

Nundination (n.) Traffic at fairs; marketing; buying and selling.

Nunnation (n.) The pronunciation of n at the end of words.

Nunnery (n.) A house in which nuns reside; a cloister or convent in which women reside for life, under religious vows. See Cloister, and Convent.

Nup (n.) Same as Nupson.

Nuphar (n.) A genus of plants found in the fresh-water ponds or lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America; the yellow water lily. Cf. Nymphaea.

Nupson (n.) A simpleton; a fool.

Nuptial (n.) Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural.

Nur (n.) A hard knot in wood; also, a hard knob of wood used by boys in playing hockey.

Nurse (n.) One who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm.

Nurse (n.) One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.

Nurse (n.) A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.

Nurse (n.) A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.

Nurse (n.) Either one of the nurse sharks.

Nursehound (n.) See Houndfish.

Nursemaid (n.) A girl employed to attend children.

Nursepond (n.) A pond where fish are fed.

Nurser (n.) One who nurses; a nurse; one who cherishes or encourages growth.

Nursery (n.) The act of nursing.

Nursery (n.) The place where nursing is carried on

Nursery (n.) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children.

Nursery (n.) A place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees.

Nursery (n.) The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.

Nursery (n.) That which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen.

Nursery (n.) That which is nursed.

Nurseryman (n.) One who cultivates or keeps a nursery, or place for rearing trees, etc.

Nursling (n.) One who, or that which, is nursed; an infant; a fondling.

Nurture (n.) The act of nourishing or nursing; thender care; education; training.

Nurture (n.) That which nourishes; food; diet.

Nut (n.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.

Nut (n.) A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt.

Nut (n.) The tumbler of a gunlock.

Nut (n.) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

Nutation (n.) The act of nodding.

Nutation (n.) A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.

Nutation (n.) The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.

Nutation (n.) Circumnutation.

Nutbreaker (n.) The European nuthatch.

Nutbreaker (n.) The nutcracker.

Nutcracker (n.) An instrument for cracking nuts.

Nutcracker (n.) A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.

Nutcracker (n.) The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America.

Nutgall (n.) A more or less round gall resembling a nut, esp. one of those produced on the oak and used in the arts. See Gall, Gallnut.

Nuthatch (n.) Any one of several species of birds of the genus Sitta, as the European species (Sitta Europaea). The white-breasted nuthatch (S. Caro

Nuthook (n.) A hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering the nuts.

Nuthook (n.) A thief who steals by means of a hook; also, a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.

Nutjobber (n.) The nuthatch.

Nutlet (n.) A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe.

Nutmeg (n.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.

Nutpecker (n.) The nuthatch.

Nutria (n.) The fur of the coypu. See Coypu.

Nutrication (n.) The act or manner of feeding.

Nutrient (n.) Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth.

Nutriment (n.) That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.

Nutriment (n.) That which promotes development or growth.

Nutrition (n.) In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

Nutrition (n.) In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

Nutrition (n.) That which nourishes; nutriment.

Nutriture (n.) Nutrition; nourishment.

Nutshell (n.) The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.

Nutshell (n.) Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.

Nutshell (n.) A shell of the genus Nucula.

Nutter (n.) A gatherer of nuts.

Nutting (n.) The act of gathering nuts.

Nyas (n.) See Nias.

Nyctalopia (n.) A disease of the eye, in consequence of which the patient can see well in a faint light or at twilight, but is unable to see during the day or in a strong light; day blindness.

Nyctalopia (n.) See Moonblink.

Nyctalops (n.) One afflicted with nyctalopia.

Nyctalopy (n.) Same as Nyctalopia.

Nycthemeron (n.) The natural day and night, or space of twenty-four hours.

Nyctibune (n.) A South American bird of the genus Nyctibius, allied to the goatsuckers.

Nyctophile (n.) Any Australian bat of the genus Nyctophilus, having a very simple nasal appendage.

Nye (n.) A brood or flock of pheasants.

Nyentek (n.) A carnivorous mannual (Helictis moscatus, or H. orientalis), native of Eastern Asia and the Indies. It has a dorsal white stripe, and another one across the shoulders. It has a strong musky odor.

Nylghau (n.) Alt. of Nylgau

Nylgau (n.) A large Asiatic antelope (Boselaphus, / Portax, tragocamelus), found in Northern India. It has short horns, a black mane, and a bunch of long hair on the throat. The general color is grayish brown.

Nymph (n.) A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.

Nymph (n.) A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.

Nymph (n.) The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.

Nymph (n.) Any one of a subfamily (Najades) of butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the peacock butterfly, etc.; -- called also naiad.

Nympha (n.) Same as Nymph, 3.

Nympha (n.) Two folds of mucous membrane, within the labia, at the opening of the vulva.

Nymphaea (n.) A genus of aquatic plants having showy flowers (white, blue, pink, or yellow, often fragrant), including the white water lily and the Egyptia lotus.

Nymphet (n.) A little or young nymph.

Nympholepsy (n.) A species of demoniac enthusiasm or possession coming upon one who had accidentally looked upon a nymph; ecstasy.

Nymphomania (n.) Morbid and uncontrollable sexual desire in women, constituting a true disease.

Nymphomany (n.) Same as Nymphomania.

Nymphotomy (n.) Excision of the nymphae.

Nystagmus (n.) A rapid involuntary oscillation of the eyeballs.

Nyula (n.) A species of ichneumon (Herpestes nyula). Its fur is beautifully variegated by closely set zigzag markings.

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