Singular Nouns Starting with U

Uakari (n.) Same as Ouakari.

Uberty (n.) Fruitfulness; copiousness; abundance; plenty.

Ubication (n.) Alt. of Ubiety

Ubiety (n.) The quality or state of being in a place; local relation; position or location; whereness.

Ubiquitist (n.) Alt. of Ubiquitarian

Ubiquitarian (n.) One of a school of Lutheran divines which held that the body of Christ is present everywhere, and especially in the eucharist, in virtue of his omnipresence. Called also ubiquitist, and ubiquitary.

Ubiquitariness (n.) Quality or state of being ubiquitary, or ubiquitous.

Ubiquitary (n.) One who exists everywhere.

Ubiquitary (n.) A ubiquist.

Ubiquitist (n.) Same as Ubiquist.

Ubiquity (n.) Existence everywhere, or in places, at the same time; omnipresence; as, the ubiquity of God is not disputed by those who admit his existence.

Ubiquity (n.) The doctrine, as formulated by Luther, that Christ's glorified body is omnipresent.

Uckewallist (n.) One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated in 1637, and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the Mennonists. In addition, however, they held that Judas and the murderers of Christ were saved. So called from the founder of the sect, Ucke Wallis, a native of Friesland.

Udal (n.) In Shetland and Orkney, a freehold; property held by udal, or allodial, right.

Udaler (n.) Alt. of Udalman

Udalman (n.) In the Shetland and Orkney Islands, one who holds property by udal, or allodial, right.

Udder (n.) The glandular organ in which milk is secreted and stored; -- popularly called the bag in cows and other quadrupeds. See Mamma.

Udder (n.) One of the breasts of a woman.

Udometer (n.) A rain gauge.


Ugly (n.) A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet.

Uhlan (n.) One of a certain description of militia among the Tartars.

Uhlan (n.) One of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European armies in Poland. They are armed with lances, pistols, and sabers, and are employed chiefly as skirmishers.

Uintatherium (n.) An extinct genus of large Eocene ungulates allied to Dinoceras. This name is sometimes used for nearly all the known species of the group. See Dinoceras.

Ukase (n.) In Russia, a published proclamation or imperial order, having the force of law.

Ulan (n.) See Uhlan.

Ularburong (n.) A large East Indian nocturnal tree snake (Dipsas dendrophila). It is not venomous.

Ulcer (n.) A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the tissues.

Ulcer (n.) Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.

Ulceration (n.) The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.

Ulcuscle (n.) Alt. of Ulcuscule

Ulcuscule (n.) A little ulcer.

Ule (n.) A Mexican and Central American tree (Castilloa elastica and C. Markhamiana) related to the breadfruit tree. Its milky juice contains caoutchouc. Called also ule tree.

Ulema (n.) A college or corporation in Turkey composed of the hierarchy, namely, the imams, or ministers of religion, the muftis, or doctors of law, and the cadis, or administrators of justice.

Ulexite (n.) A mineral occurring in white rounded crystal

Ullage (n.) The amount which a vessel, as a cask, of liquor lacks of being full; wantage; deficiency.

Ullet (n.) A European owl (Syrnium aluco) of a tawny color; -- called also uluia.

Ullmannite (n.) A brittle mineral of a steel-gray color and metallic luster, containing antimony, arsenic, sulphur, and nickel.

Ulluco (n.) See Melluc/o.

Ulmate (n.) A salt of ulmic acid.

Ulmin (n.) A brown amorphous substance found in decaying vegetation. Cf. Humin.

Ulmus (n.) A genus of trees including the elm.

Ulna (n.) The postaxial bone of the forearm, or branchium, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. See Radius.

Ulna (n.) An ell; also, a yard.

Ulnage (n.) Measurement by the ell; alnage.

Ulnare (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus, which articulates with the ulna and corresponds to the cuneiform in man.

Ulodendron (n.) A genus of fossil trees.

Ulotrichan (n.) One of the Ulotrichi.

Ulster (n.) A long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland.

Ulterior (n.) Ulterior side or part.

Ultima (n.) The last syllable of a word.

Ultimation (n.) State of being ultimate; that which is ultimate, or final; ultimatum.

Ultimatum (n.) A final proposition, concession, or condition; especially, the final propositions, conditions, or terms, offered by either of the parties in a diplomatic negotiation; the most favorable terms a negotiator can offer, the rejection of which usually puts an end to the hesitation.

Ultimity (n.) The last stage or consequence; finality.

Ultion (n.) The act of taking vengeance; revenge.

Ultra (n.) One who advocates extreme measures; an ultraist; an extremist; a radical.

Ultrage (n.) Outrage.

Ultraism (n.) The principles of those who advocate extreme measures, as radical reform, and the like.

Ultraist (n.) One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra.

Ultramarine (n.) A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively.

Ultramontane (n.) One who resides beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps; a foreigner.

Ultramontane (n.) One who maintains extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy. See Ultramontanism.

Ultramontanism (n.) The principles of those within the Roman Catholic Church who maintain extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy; -- so used by those living north of the Alps in reference to the Italians; -- rarely used in an opposite sense, as referring to the views of those living north of the Alps and opposed to the papal claims. Cf. Gallicanism.

Ultramontanist (n.) One who upholds ultramontanism.

Ulula (n.) A genus of owls including the great gray owl (Ulula cinerea) of Arctic America, and other similar species. See Illust. of Owl.

Ululation (n.) A howling, as of a dog or wolf; a wailing.

Ulva (n.) A genus of thin papery bright green seaweeds including the kinds called sea lettuce.

Umbel (n.) A kind of flower cluster in which the flower stalks radiate from a common point, as in the carrot and milkweed. It is simple or compound; in the latter case, each peduncle bears another little umbel, called umbellet, or umbellule.

Umbellet (n.) A small or partial umbel; an umbellule.

Umbellifer (n.) A plant producing an umbel or umbels.

Umbelliferone (n.) A tasteless white crystal

Umbellularia (n.) A genus of deep-sea alcyonaria consisting of a cluster of large flowerlike polyps situated at the summit of a long, slender stem which stands upright in the mud, supported by a bulbous base.

Umbellule (n.) An umbellet.

Umber (n.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below.

Umber (n.) An umbrere.

Umber (n.) See Grayling, 1.

Umber (n.) An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird.

Umbilic (n.) The navel; the center.

Umbilic (n.) An umbilicus. See Umbilicus, 5 (b).

Umbilical (n.) Of or pertaining to an umbilicus, or umbilical cord; umbilic.

Umbilical (n.) Pertaining to the center; central.

Umbilication (n.) A slight, navel-like depression, or dimpling, of the center of a rounded body; as, the umbilication of a smallpox vesicle; also, the condition of being umbilicated.

Umbilicus (n.) The depression, or mark, in the median

Umbilicus (n.) An ornamented or painted ball or boss fastened at each end of the stick on which manuscripts were rolled.

Umbilicus (n.) The hilum.

Umbilicus (n.) A depression or opening in the center of the base of many spiral shells.

Umbilicus (n.) Either one of the two apertures in the calamus of a feather.

Umbilicus (n.) One of foci of an ellipse, or other curve.

Umbilicus (n.) A point of a surface at which the curvatures of the normal sections are all equal to each other. A sphere may be osculatory to the surface in every direction at an umbilicus. Called also umbilic.

Umbo (n.) The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.

Umbo (n.) A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the larvae of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.

Umbo (n.) One of the lateral prominence just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.

Umbra (n.) The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra.

Umbra (n.) The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot.

Umbra (n.) The fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra.

Umbra (n.) Any one of several species of sciaenoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (U. cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also ombre, and umbrine.

Umbrage (n.) Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.

Umbrage (n.) Shadowy resemblance; shadow.

Umbrage (n.) The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

Umbre (n.) See Umber.

Umbrel (n.) An umbrella.

Umbrella (n.) A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow. It is formed of silk, cotton, or other fabric, extended on strips of whalebone, steel, or other elastic material, inserted, or fastened to, a rod or stick by means of pivots or hinges, in such a way as to allow of being opened and closed with ease. See Parasol.

Umbrella (n.) The umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish.

Umbrella (n.) Any marine tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella, having an umbrella-shaped shell; -- called also umbrella shell.

Umbrere (n.) Alt. of Umbriere

Umbriere (n.) In ancient armor, a visor, or projection like the peak of a cap, to which a face guard was sometimes attached. This was sometimes fixed, and sometimes moved freely upon the helmet and could be raised like the beaver. Called also umber, and umbril.

Umbrette (n.) See Umber, 4.

Umbril (n.) A umbrere.

Umbrine (n.) See Umbra, 2.

Umbrosity (n.) The quality or state of being umbrose; shadiness.

Umhofo (n.) An African two-horned rhinoceros (Atelodus, / Rhinoceros, simus); -- called also chukuru, and white rhinoceros.

Umlaut (n.) The euphonic modification of a root vowel sound by the influence of a, u, or especially i, in the syllable which formerly followed.

Umpirage (n.) The office of an umpire; the power, right, or authority of an umpire to decide.

Umpirage (n.) The act of umpiring; arbitrament.

Umpire (n.) A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the like, are strictly observed.

Umpire (n.) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement.

Umpireship (n.) Umpirage; arbitrament.

Umpress (n.) Female umpire.

Unability (n.) Inability.

Unableness (n.) Inability.

Unacceptability (n.) The quality of being unacceptable; unacceptableness.

Unaccomplishment (n.) The state of being unaccomplished.

Unaccountability (n.) The quality or state of being unaccountable.

Unaccurateness (n.) Inaccuracy.

Unacquaintance (n.) The quality or state of being unacquainted; want of acquaintance; ignorance.

Unacquaintedness (n.) Unacquaintance.

Unactiveness (n.) Inactivity.

Unalist (n.) An ecclesiastical who holds but one benefice; -- distinguished from pluralist.

Unambiguity (n.) Absence of ambiguity; clearness; perspicuity.

Unambition (n.) The absence of ambition.

Unamiability (n.) The quality or state of being unamiable; moroseness.

Unanimity (n.) The quality or state of being unanimous.

Unanswerability (n.) The quality of being unanswerable; unanswerableness.

Unau (n.) The two-toed sloth (Cholopus didactylus), native of South America. It is about two feet long. Its color is a uniform grayish brown, sometimes with a reddish tint.

Unbelief (n.) The withholding of belief; doubt; incredulity; skepticism.

Unbelief (n.) Disbelief; especially, disbelief of divine revelation, or in a divine providence or scheme of redemption.

Unbeliever (n.) One who does not believe; an incredulous person; a doubter; a skeptic.

Unbeliever (n.) A disbeliever; especially, one who does not believe that the Bible is a divine revelation, and holds that Christ was neither a divine nor a supernatural person; an infidel; a freethinker.

Unbenevolence (n.) Absence or want of benevolence; ill will.

Unbosomer (n.) One who unbosoms, or discloses.

Uncapper (n.) An instrument for removing an explode cap from a cartridge shell.

Unce (n.) A claw.

Unce (n.) An ounce; a small portion.

Uncertainty (n.) The quality or state of being uncertain.

Uncertainty (n.) That which is uncertain; something unknown.

Uncharity (n.) Uncharitableness.

Unchastity (n.) The quality or state of being unchaste; lewdness; incontinence.

Unchristianness (n.) The quality or state of being unchristian.

Uncia (n.) A twelfth part, as of the Roman as; an ounce.

Uncia (n.) A numerical coefficient in any particular case of the binomial theorem.

Uncial (n.) An uncial letter.

Unciform (n.) The unciform bone. See Illust. of Perissodactyla.

Uncinatum (n.) The unciform bone.

Uncinus (n.) One of the peculiar minute chitinous hooks found in large numbers in the tori of tubicolous annelids belonging to the Uncinata.

Uncircumcised (n.) Not circumcised; hence, not of the Israelites.

Uncircumcision (n.) The absence or want of circumcision.

Uncircumcision (n.) People not circumcised; the Gentiles.

Uncivility (n.) Incivility.

Uncivilization (n.) The state of being uncivilized; savagery or barbarism.

Uncle (n.) The brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of nephew and niece in relationship.

Uncle (n.) A pawnbroker.

Uncleship (n.) The office or position of an uncle.

Unco (n.) A strange thing or person.

Unconcern (n.) Want of concern; absence of anxiety; freedom from solicitude; indifference.

Unconcernment (n.) The state of being unconcerned, or of having no share or concern; unconcernedness.

Unconfidence (n.) Absence of confidence; uncertainty; doubt.

Uncoformability (n.) The quality or state of being unconformable; unconformableness.

Uncoformability (n.) Want of parallelism between one series of strata and another, especially when due to a disturbance of the position of the earlier strata before the latter were deposited.

Unconformist (n.) A nonconformist.

Unconformity (n.) Want of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency.

Unconformity (n.) Want of parallelism between strata in contact.

Unconning (n.) Ignorance.

Unconstancy (n.) Inconstancy.

Unconstraint (n.) Freedom from constraint; ease.

Unconversion (n.) The state of being unconverted; impenitence.

Uncorruption (n.) Incorruption.


Uncreatedness (n.) The quality or state of being uncreated.

Unction (n.) The act of anointing, smearing, or rubbing with an unguent, oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of consecration; as, mercurial unction.

Unction (n.) That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive.

Unction (n.) Divine or sanctifying grace.

Unction (n.) That quality in language, address, or the like, which excites emotion; especially, strong devotion; religious fervor and tenderness; sometimes, a simulated, factitious, or unnatural fervor.

Unctuosity (n.) Quality or state of being unctuous.

Unculture (n.) Want of culture.

Uncunningness (n.) Ignorance.

Uncus (n.) A hook or claw.

Uncuth (n.) A stranger.

Undecagon (n.) A figure having eleven angles and eleven sides.

Undecane (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C11H24, of the methane series, found in petroleum; -- so called from its containing eleven carbon atoms in the molecule.

Undecency (n.) Indecency.

Undecyl (n.) The radical regarded as characteristic of undecylic acid.

Underaction (n.) Subordinate action; a minor action incidental or subsidiary to the main story; an episode.

Underactor (n.) A subordinate actor.

Underagent (n.) A subordinate agent.

Underback (n.) A vessel which receives the wort as it flows from the mashing tub.

Underbearer (n.) One who supports or sustains; especially, at a funeral, one of those who bear the copse, as distinguished from a bearer, or pallbearer, who helps to hold up the pall.

Underbranch (n.) A lower branch.

Underbranch (n.) A twig or branchlet.

Underbrush (n.) Shrubs, small trees, and the like, in a wood or forest, growing beneath large trees; undergrowth.

Underbuilder (n.) A subordinate or assistant builder.

Underbuilding (n.) Same as Substruction.

Underchamberlain (n.) A deputy chamberlain of the exchequer.

Underchanter (n.) Same as Subchanter.

Undercharge (n.) A charge that is less than is usual or suitable.

Underclay (n.) A stratum of clay lying beneath a coal bed, often containing the roots of coal plants, especially the Stigmaria.

Undercliff (n.) A subordinate cliff on a shore, consisting of material that has fallen from the higher cliff above.

Underclothing (n.) Same as Underclothes.

Undercoat (n.) A coat worn under another; a light coat, as distinguished from an overcoat, or a greatcoat.

Undercoat (n.) A growth of short hair or fur partially concealed by a longer growth; as, a dog's undercoat.

Underconduct (n.) A lower conduit; a subterranean conduit.

Underconsumption (n.) Consumption of less than is produced; consumption of less than the usual amount.

Undercraft (n.) A sly trick or device; as, an undercraft of authors.

Undercroft (n.) A subterranean room of any kind; esp., one under a church (see Crypt), or one used as a chapel or for any sacred purpose.

Undercurrent (n.) A current below the surface of water, sometimes flowing in a contrary direction to that on the surface.

Undercurrent (n.) Hence, figuratively, a tendency of feeling, opinion, or the like, in a direction contrary to what is publicly shown; an unseen influence or tendency; as, a strong undercurrent of sentiment in favor of a prisoner.

Undercut (n.) The lower or under side of a sirloin of beef; the fillet.

Underdealing (n.) Crafty, unfair, or underhand dealing; unfair practice; trickery.

Underdoer (n.) One who underdoes; a shirk.

Underdose (n.) A dose which is less than required; a small or insufficient dose.

Underdrain (n.) An underground drain or trench with openings through which the water may percolate from the soil or ground above.

Underestimate (n.) The act of underestimating; too low an estimate.

Underfaction (n.) A subordinate party or faction.

Underfaculty (n.) An inferior or subordinate faculty.

Underfarmer (n.) An assistant farmer.

Underfellow (n.) An underling // mean, low fellow.

Underfilling (n.) The filling below or beneath; the under part of a building.

Underfringe (n.) A lower fringe; a fringe underneath something.

Under-garment (n.) A garment worn below another.

Undergod (n.) A lower or inferio/ god; a subordinate deity; a demigod.

Undergown (n.) A gown worn under another, or under some other article of dress.

Undergraduate (n.) A member of a university or a college who has not taken his first degree; a student in any school who has not completed his course.

Undergraduateship (n.) The position or condition of an undergraduate.

Underground (n.) The place or space beneath the surface of the ground; subterranean space.

Undergrove (n.) A grove of shrubs or low trees under taller ones.

Undergrowth (n.) That which grows under trees; specifically, shrubs or small trees growing among large trees.

Underhangman (n.) An assistant or deputy hangman.

Underhead (n.) A blockhead, or stupid person; a dunderhead.

Underjaw (n.) The lower jaw.

Underkeeper (n.) A subordinate keeper or guardian.

Underkind (n.) An inferior kind.

Underkingdom (n.) A subordinate or dependent kingdom.

Underlaborer (n.) An assistant or subordinate laborer.

Underlay (n.) To put a tap on (a shoe).

Underlay (n.) The inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; -- called also underlie.

Underlay (n.) A thickness of paper, pasteboard, or the like, placed under a cut, or stereotype plate, or under type, in the from, to bring it, or any part of it, to the proper height; also, something placed back of a part of the tympan, so as to secure the right impression.

Underlayer (n.) One who, or that which, underlays or is underlaid; a lower layer.

Underlayer (n.) A perpendicular shaft sunk to cut the lode at any required depth.

Underleaf (n.) A prolific sort of apple, good for cider.

Underlease (n.) A lease granted by a tenant or lessee; especially, a lease granted by one who is himself a lessee for years, for any fewer or less number of years than he himself holds; a sublease.

Underletter (n.) A tenant or lessee who grants a lease to another.

Underlie (n.) See Underlay, n., 1.

Underling (n.) An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; hence, a mean, sorry fellow.

Underlip (n.) The lower lip.

Underlock (n.) A lock of wool hanging under the belly of a sheep.

Underlocker (n.) A person who inspects a mine daily; -- called also underviewer.

Undermaster (n.) A master subordinate to the principal master; an assistant master.

Undermatch (n.) One who is not a match for another.

Undermeal (n.) The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon.

Undermeal (n.) Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon nap; a siesta.

Underminer (n.) One who undermines.

Underministry (n.) A subordinate or inferior ministry.

Undermirth (n.) Suppressed or concealed mirth.

Undern (n.) The time between; the time between sunrise and noon; specifically, the third hour of the day, or nine o'clock in the morning, according to ancient reckoning; hence, mealtime, because formerly the principal meal was eaten at that hour; also, later, the afternoon; the time between dinner and supper.

Underniceness (n.) A want of niceness; indelicacy; impropriety.

Underofficer (n.) A subordinate officer.

Underpart (n.) A subordinate part.

Underpinning (n.) The act of one who underpins; the act of supporting by stones, masonry, or the like.

Underpinning (n.) That by which a building is underpinned; the material and construction used for support, introduced beneath a wall already constructed.

Underpinning (n.) The foundation, esp. of a frame house.

Underplay (n.) The act of underplaying.

Underplot (n.) A series of events in a play, proceeding collaterally with the main story, and subservient to it.

Underplot (n.) A clandestine scheme; a trick.

Underpossessor (n.) One who possesses or holds anything subject to the superior of another.

Underproduction (n.) The production of less than is demanded or of less than the usual supply.

Underproper (n.) One who, or that which, underprops or supports.

Underpuller (n.) One who underpulls.

Underrate (n.) A price less than the value; as, to sell a thing at an underrate.

Undersecretary (n.) A secretary who is subordinate to the chief secretary; an assistant secretary; as, an undersecretary of the Treasury.

Underservant (n.) An inferior servant.

Underset (n.) Undercurrent.

Undersetter (n.) One who, or that which, undersets or supports; a prop; a support; a pedestal.

Undersetting (n.) Something set or built under as a support; a pedestal.

Undersheriff (n.) A sheriff's deputy.

Undersheriffry (n.) Undershrievalty.

Undershirt (n.) A shirt worn next the skin, under another shirt; -- called also undervest.

Undershrievalty (n.) The office or position of an undersheriff.

Undershrieve (n.) A low shrub; a woody plant of low stature.

Underside (n.) The lower or lowest side of anything.

Underskinker (n.) Undertapster.

Underskirt (n.) A petticoat; the foundation skirt of a draped dress.

Undersky (n.) The lower region of the sky.

Undersleeve (n.) A sleeve of an under-garment; a sleeve worn under another,

Undersoil (n.) The soil beneath the surface; understratum; subsoil.

Undersong (n.) The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain.

Undersong (n.) Accompanying strain; subordinate and underlying meaning; accompaniment; undertone.

Undersphere (n.) A sphere which is smaller than, and in its movements subject to, another; a satellite.

Undersphere (n.) An inferior sphere, or field of action.

Understairs (n.) The basement or cellar.

Understander (n.) One who understands, or knows by experience.

Understanding (n.) The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.

Understanding (n.) An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.

Understanding (n.) The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.

Understanding (n.) Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.

Understatement (n.) The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth.

Understrapper (n.) A petty fellow; an inferior agent; an underling.

Understratum (n.) The layer, or stratum, of earth on which the mold, or soil, rests; subsoil.

Understudy (n.) One who studies another's part with a view to assuming it in an emergency.

Undersuit (n.) A suit worn under another suit; a suit of underclothes.

Undertaker (n.) One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business.

Undertaker (n.) One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another; a contractor.

Undertaker (n.) Specifically, one who takes the charge and management of funerals.

Undertaking (n.) The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.

Undertaking (n.) That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.

Undertaking (n.) Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.

Undertaking (n.) A promise or pledge; a guarantee.

Undertapster (n.) Assistant to a tapster.

Undertenancy (n.) Tenancy or tenure under a tenant or lessee; the tenure of an undertenant.

Undertenant (n.) The tenant of a tenant; one who holds lands or tenements of a tenant or lessee.

Underthing (n.) Something that is inferior and of little worth.

Undertide (n.) Alt. of Undertime

Undertime (n.) The under or after part of the day; undermeal; evening.

Undertone (n.) A low or subdued tone or utterance; a tone less loud than usual.

Undertow (n.) The current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are breaking upon the shore.

Undertreasurer (n.) An assistant treasurer.

Undervaluation (n.) The act of undervaluing; a rate or value not equal to the real worth.

Undervalue (n.) A low rate or price; a price less than the real worth; undervaluation.

Undervaluer (n.) One who undervalues.

Underverse (n.) The lower or second verse.

Undervest (n.) An undershirt.

Underviewer (n.) See Underlooker.

Underwear (n.) That which is worn under the outside clothing; underclothes.

Underwing (n.) One of the posterior wings of an insect.

Underwing (n.) Any one of numerous species of noctuid moths belonging to Catocala and allied genera, in which the hind wings are banded with red and black or other conspicuous colors. Many of the species are called red underwing.

Underwood (n.) Small trees and bushes that grow among large trees; coppice; underbrush; -- formerly used in the plural.

Underwork (n.) Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.

Underworker (n.) One who underworks.

Underworker (n.) An inferior or subordinate workman.

Underworld (n.) The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth.

Underworld (n.) The mythological place of departed souls; Hades.

Underworld (n.) The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes.

Underworld (n.) The inferior part of mankind.

Underwriter (n.) One who underwrites his name to the conditions of an insurance policy, especially of a marine policy; an insurer.

Underwriting (n.) The business of an underwriter,

Undeserver (n.) One of no merit; one who is nor deserving or worthy.

Undetermination (n.) Indetermination.

Undevotion (n.) Absence or want of devotion.

Undine (n.) One of a class of fabled female water spirits who might receive a human soul by intermarrying with a mortal.

Undiscerning (n.) Want of discernment.

Undisposedness (n.) Indisposition; disinclination.

Undoer (n.) One who undoes anything; especially, one who ruins another.

Undoing (n.) The reversal of what has been done.

Undoing (n.) Ruin.

Undress (n.) A loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished from full dress.

Undress (n.) An authorized habitual dress of officers and soldiers, but not full-dress uniform.

Undueness (n.) The quality of being undue.

Undulation (n.) The act of undulating; a waving motion or vibration; as, the undulations of a fluid, of water, or of air; the undulations of sound.

Undulation (n.) A wavy appearance or out

Undulation (n.) The tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of the finger on a string, as of a violin.

Undulation (n.) The pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison; -- called also beat.

Undulation (n.) A motion to and fro, up and down, or from side to side, in any fluid or elastic medium, propagated continuously among its particles, but with no translation of the particles themselves in the direction of the propagation of the wave; a wave motion; a vibration.

Undulationist (n.) One who advocates the undulatory theory of light.

Unease (n.) Want of ease; uneasiness.

Uneasiness (n.) The quality or state of being uneasy; restlessness; disquietude; anxiety.

Uneasiness (n.) The quality of making uneasy; discomfort; as, the uneasiness of the road.

Unelasticity (n.) Inelasticity.

Unembarrassment (n.) Freedom from embarrassment.

Unequalness (n.) The quality or state of being unequal; inequality; unevenness.

Unequity (n.) Want of equity or uprightness; injustice; wickedness; iniquity.

Unessential (n.) Something not constituting essence, or something which is not of absolute necessity; as, forms are among the unessentials of religion.

Unexpectation (n.) Absence of expectation; want of foresight.

Unexperience (n.) Inexperience.

Unfaith (n.) Absence or want of faith; faithlessness; distrust; unbelief.

Unfirmness (n.) Infirmness.

Unfolder (n.) One who, or that which, unfolds.

Unfoldment (n.) The acct of unfolding, or the state of being unfolded.

Unfortunate (n.) An unfortunate person.

Unfrequency (n.) Infrequency.

Unfriend (n.) One not a friend; an enemy.

Unfriendship (n.) The state or quality of being unfriendly; unfriend


Ungeld (n.) A person so far out of the protection of the law, that if he were murdered, no geld, or fine, should be paid, or composition made by him that killed him.

Ungka (n.) The siamang; -- called also ungka ape.

Ungka-puti (n.) The agile gibbon; -- called also ungka-pati, and ungka-etam. See Gibbon.

Unguent (n.) A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.

Unguiculate (n.) One of the Unguiculata.

Unguiculated (n.) Furnished with a claw, or a narrow stalklike base, as the petals of a carnation.

Unguis (n.) The nail, claw, talon, or hoof of a finger, toe, or other appendage.

Unguis (n.) One of the terminal hooks on the foot of an insect.

Unguis (n.) The slender base of a petal in some flowers; a claw; called also ungula.

Ungula (n.) A hoof, claw, or talon.

Ungula (n.) A section or part of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; -- so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.

Ungula (n.) Same as Unguis, 3.

Ungulate (n.) Any hoofed quadruped; one of the Ungulata.

Unhap (n.) Ill luck; misfortune.

Unheal (n.) Misfortune; calamity; sickness.

Unhealth (n.) Unsoundness; disease.

Unhele (n.) Same as Unheal, n.

Unhingement (n.) The act unhinging, or the state of being unhinged.

Uniat (n.) Alt. of Uniate

Uniate (n.) A member of the Greek Church, who nevertheless acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope of Rome; one of the United Greeks. Also used adjectively.

Unicity (n.) The condition of being united; quality of the unique; unification.

Unicorn (n.) A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; -- often represented in heraldry as a supporter.

Unicorn (n.) A two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the Authorized Version of the Scriptures.

Unicorn (n.) Any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the head or prothorax.

Unicorn (n.) The larva of a unicorn moth.

Unicorn (n.) The kamichi; -- called also unicorn bird.

Unicorn (n.) A howitzer.

Unification (n.) The act of unifying, or the state of being unified.

Unifier (n.) One who, or that which, unifies; as, a natural law is a unifier of phenomena.

Uniformism (n.) The doctrine of uniformity in the geological history of the earth; -- in part equivalent to uniformitarianism, but also used, more broadly, as opposed to catastrophism.

Uniformitarian (n.) One who accepts uniformitarianism, or the uniformitarian doctrine.

Uniformitarianism (n.) The uniformitarian doctrine.

Uniformity (n.) The quality or state of being uniform; freedom from variation or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc., under like conditions; even tenor; as, the uniformity of design in a poem; the uniformity of nature.

Uniformity (n.) Consistency; sameness; as, the uniformity of a man's opinions.

Uniformity (n.) Similitude between the parts of a whole; as, the uniformity of sides in a regular figure; beauty is said to consist in uniformity with variety.

Uniformity (n.) Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness.

Uniformity (n.) Conformity to a pattern or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement; as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites.

Unifromness (n.) The quality or state of being uniform; uniformity.

Unigeniture (n.) The state of being the only begotten.

Unimportance (n.) Want of importance; triviality.

Unintelligence (n.) Absence or lack of intelligence; unwisdom; ignorance.

Unintermission (n.) Want or failure of intermission.

Unio (n.) Any one of numerous species of fresh-water mussels belonging to Unio and many allied genera.

Union (n.) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.

Union (n.) Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.

Union (n.) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union.

Union (n.) A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.

Union (n.) A large, fine pearl.

Union (n.) A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain.

Union (n.) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection.

Union (n.) A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.

Unionism (n.) The sentiment of attachment to a federal union, especially to the federal union of the United States.

Unionism (n.) The principles, or the system, of combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade.

Unionist (n.) One who advocates or promotes union; especially a loyal supporter of a federal union, as that of the United States.

Unionist (n.) A member or supporter of a trades union.

Unipara (n.) A woman who has borne one child.

Unipersonalist (n.) One who believes that the Deity is unipersonal.

Unique (n.) A thing without a like; something unequaled or unparalleled.

Uniquity (n.) The quality or state of being unique; uniqueness.

Unisilicate (n.) A salt of orthosilicic acid, H4SiO4; -- so called because the ratio of the oxygen atoms united to the basic metals and silicon respectively is 1:1; for example, Mg2SiO4 or 2MgO.SiO2.

Unison (n.) Harmony; agreement; concord; union.

Unison (n.) Identity in pitch; coincidence of sounds proceeding from an equality in the number of vibrations made in a given time by two or more sonorous bodies. Parts played or sung in octaves are also said to be in unison, or in octaves.

Unison (n.) A single, unvaried.

Unison (n.) Sounding alone.

Unison (n.) Sounded alike in pitch; unisonant; unisonous; as, unison passages, in which two or more parts unite in coincident sound.

Unisonance (n.) Accordance of sounds; unison.

Unit (n.) A single thing or person.

Unit (n.) The least whole number; one.

Unit (n.) A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.

Unit (n.) Any determinate amount or quantity (as of length, time, heat, value) adopted as a standard of measurement for other amounts or quantities of the same kind.

Unit (n.) A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole.

Unitarian (n.) One who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person; a unipersonalist; also, one of a denomination of Christians holding this belief.

Unitarian (n.) One who rejects the principle of dualism.

Unitarian (n.) A monotheist.

Unitarianism (n.) The doctrines of Unitarians.

Uniter (n.) One who, or that which, unites.

Unitude (n.) Unity.

Unity (n.) The state of being one; oneness.

Unity (n.) Concord; harmony; conjunction; agreement; uniformity; as, a unity of proofs; unity of doctrine.

Unity (n.) Any definite quantity, or aggregate of quantities or magnitudes taken as one, or for which 1 is made to stand in calculation; thus, in a table of natural sines, the radius of the circle is regarded as unity.

Unity (n.) In dramatic composition, one of the principles by which a uniform tenor of story and propriety of representation are preserved; conformity in a composition to these; in oratory, discourse, etc., the due subordination and reference of every part to the development of the leading idea or the eastablishment of the main proposition.

Unity (n.) Such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of style and character.

Unity (n.) The peculiar characteristics of an estate held by several in joint tenancy.

Univalence (n.) The quality or state of being univalent.

Univalve (n.) A shell consisting of one valve only; a mollusk whose shell is composed of a single piece, as the snails and conchs.

Universal (n.) The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe.

Universal (n.) A general abstract conception, so called from being universally applicable to, or predicable of, each individual or species contained under it.

Universal (n.) A universal proposition. See Universal, a., 4.

Universalism (n.) The doctrine or belief that all men will be saved, or made happy, in the future state.

Universalist (n.) One who believes in Universalism; one of a denomination of Christians holding this faith.

Universalist (n.) One who affects to understand all the particulars in statements or propositions.

Universality (n.) The quality or state of being universal; unlimited extension or application; generality; -- distinguished from particularity; as, the unversality of a proposition; the unversality of sin; the unversality of the Deluge.

Universalness (n.) The quality or state of being universal; universality.

Universe (n.) All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the / / of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation.

University (n.) The universe; the whole.

University (n.) An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.

University (n.) An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place,>

Universologist (n.) One who is versed in universology.

Universology (n.) The science of the universe, and the relations which it involves.

Univocacy (n.) The quality or state of being univocal.

Univocal (n.) Having always the same drift or tenor; uniform; certain; regular.

Univocal (n.) Unequivocal; indubitable.

Univocal (n.) A generic term, or a term applicable in the same sense to all the species it embraces.

Univocal (n.) A word having but one meaning.

Univocation (n.) Agreement of name and meaning.

Unjustice (n.) Want of justice; injustice.

Unke (n.) A European aquatic toad (Bombinator igneus). Its back is dark; its belly is marked with crimson. Called also feuerkrote.


Unkingship (n.) The quality or condition of being unkinged; abolition of monarchy.

Unkle (n.) See Uncle.

Unlaw (n.) Any transgression or offense against the law.

Unlaw (n.) A fine imposed as a penalty for violation of the law.

Unlikelihood (n.) Absence of likelihood.


Unlikeness (n.) The quality or state of being unlike; want of resemblance; dissimilarity.

Unloader (n.) One who, or that which, unloads; a device for unloading, as hay from a wagon.

Unluckiness (n.) Quality or state of being unlucky.

Unlust (n.) Listlessness; disinclination.

Unmanhood (n.) Absence or lack of manhood.

Unnature (n.) The contrary of nature; that which is unnatural.

Unnecessity (n.) The state of being unnecessary; something unnecessary.

Unobedience (n.) Disobedience.

Unobservance (n.) Want or neglect of observance; inobservance.

Unpacker (n.) One who unpacks.

Unpatience (n.) Impatience.

Unpeace (n.) Absence or lack of peace.

Unperfection (n.) Want of perfection; imperfection.

Unpersuasion (n.) The state of not being persuaded; disbelief; doubt.

Unpitousty (n.) Impiety.

Unpity (n.) Want of piety.

Unpleasantry (n.) Want of pleasantry.

Unpleasantry (n.) A state of disagreement; a falling out.

Unpossibility (n.) Impossibility.

Unpower (n.) Want of power; weakness.

Unproficiency (n.) Want of proficiency or improvement.

Unprofit (n.) Want of profit; unprofitableness.

Unprudence (n.) Imprudence.

Unquietude (n.) Uneasiness; inquietude.

Unravelment (n.) The act of unraveling, or the state of being unraveled.

Unreadiness (n.) The quality or state of being unready.

Unreality (n.) The quality or state of being unreal; want of reality.

Unreason (n.) Want of reason; unreasonableness; absurdity.

Unreformation (n.) Want of reformation; state of being unreformed.

Unregeneracy (n.) The quality or state of being unregenerate.

Unregeneration (n.) Unregeneracy.

Unremembrance (n.) Want of remembrance; forgetfulness.

Unrepentance (n.) Impenitence.

Unreserve (n.) Absence of reverse; frankness; freedom of communication.

Unresistance (n.) Nonresistance; passive submission; irresistance.

Unrespect (n.) Disrespect.

Unrest (n.) Want of rest or repose; unquietness; sleeplessness; uneasiness; disquietude.

Unrestraint (n.) Freedom from restraint; freedom; liberty; license.

Unreverence (n.) Absence or lack of reverence; irreverence.

Unriddler (n.) One who unriddles.

Unright (n.) A wrong.

Unripeness (n.) Quality or state of being unripe.

Unruliment (n.) Unru


Unsadness (n.) Infirmity; weakness.

Unsafety (n.) The quality or state of being in peril; absence of safety; insecurity.

Unsalable (n.) That which can not be sold.

Unsanctification (n.) Absence or lack of sanctification.

Unsatiability (n.) Quality of being unsatiable; insatiability.

Unsatisfaction (n.) Dissatisfaction.

Unsaturation (n.) The quality or state of being unsaturated.

Unscience (n.) Want of science or knowledge; ignorance.


Unservice (n.) Neglect of duty; idleness; indolence.

Unsettledness (n.) The quality or state of being unsettled.

Unsettlement (n.) The act of unsettling, or state of being unsettled; disturbance.

Unshipment (n.) The act of unshipping, or the state of being unshipped; displacement.

Unsimplicity (n.) Absence of simplicity; artfulness.

Unsincerity (n.) The quality or state of being unsincere or impure; insincerity.

Unskill (n.) Want of skill; ignorance; unskillfulness.

Unsociability (n.) The quality or state of being unsociable; unsociableness.

Unstrength (n.) Want of strength; weakness; feebleness.

Unsubstantiation (n.) A divesting of substantiality.

Unsuccess (n.) Want of success; failure; misfortune.

Unsuffering (n.) Inability or incapability of enduring, or of being endured.

Unsufficience (n.) Alt. of Unsufficiency

Unsufficiency (n.) Insufficiency.

Unsurety (n.) Want of surety; uncertainty; insecurity; doubt.

Unsuspicion (n.) The quality or state of being unsuspecting.

Unsympathy (n.) Absence or lack of sympathy.

Untangibility (n.) Intangibility.

Untempter (n.) One who does not tempt, or is not a tempter.

Unthank (n.) No thanks; ill will; misfortune.

Unthinker (n.) A person who does not think, or does not think wisely.

Untrift (n.) Want of thrift; untriftiness; prodigality.

Untrift (n.) An unthrifty.

Unthriftihead (n.) Alt. of Unthriftihood

Unthriftihood (n.) Untriftiness.

Unthriftiness (n.) The quality or state or being unthrifty; profuseness; lavishness.

Untime (n.) An unseasonable time.


Untruism (n.) Something not true; a false statement.

Untruss (n.) Alt. of Untrusser

Untrusser (n.) One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging them; a public whipper.

Untrust (n.) Distrust.

Untruth (n.) The quality of being untrue; contrariety to truth; want of veracity; also, treachery; faithlessness; disloyalty.

Untruth (n.) That which is untrue; a false assertion; a falsehood; a lie; also, an act of treachery or disloyalty.

Unusage (n.) Want or lack of usage.

Unusuality (n.) Unusualness.

Unveiler (n.) One who removes a veil.

Unveracity (n.) Want of veracity; untruthfulness; as, unveracity of heart.

Unwariness (n.) The quality or state of being unwary; carelessness; heedlessness.

Unwellness (n.) Quality or state of being unwell.

Unwisdom (n.) Want of wisdom; unwise conduct or action; folly; simplicity; ignorance.

Unwit (n.) Want of wit or understanding; ignorance.

Unworship (n.) Lack of worship or respect; dishonor.

Unworth (n.) Unworthiness.

Up (n.) The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.

Upas (n.) A tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of the Breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands. Its secretions are poisonous, and it has been fabulously reported that the atmosphere about it is deleterious. Called also bohun upas.

Upas (n.) A virulent poison used in Java and the adjacent islands for poisoning arrows. One kind, upas antiar, is, derived from upas tree (Antiaris toxicaria). Upas tieute is prepared from a climbing plant (Strychnos Tieute).

Upbraid (n.) The act of reproaching; contumely.

Upbreak (n.) A breaking upward or bursting forth; an upburst.

Upbuoyance (n.) The act of buoying up; uplifting.

Upburst (n.) The act of bursting upwards; a breaking through to the surface; an upbreak or uprush; as, an upburst of molten matter.

Upcast (n.) A cast; a throw.

Upcast (n.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the downcast. Called also upcast pit, and upcast shaft.

Upcast (n.) An upset, as from a carriage.

Upcast (n.) A taunt; a reproach.

Upcountry (n.) The interior of the country.

Upeygan (n.) The borele.

Upgrowth (n.) The process or result of growing up; progress; development.

Upgush (n.) A gushing upward.

Upheaval (n.) The act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp., an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust.

Upher (n.) A fir pole of from four to seven inches diameter, and twenty to forty feet long, sometimes roughly hewn, used for scaffoldings, and sometimes for slight and common roofs, for which use it is split.

Upholder (n.) A broker or auctioneer; a tradesman.

Upholder (n.) An undertaker, or provider for funerals.

Upholder (n.) An upholsterer.

Upholder (n.) One who, or that which, upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer.

Upholster (n.) A broker.

Upholster (n.) An upholsterer.

Upholsterer (n.) One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the like; one who upholsters.

Upholstery (n.) The articles or goods supplied by upholsterers; the business or work of an upholsterer.

Uphroe (n.) Same as Euphroe.

Upland (n.) High land; ground elevated above the meadows and intervals which lie on the banks of rivers, near the sea, or between hills; land which is generally dry; -- opposed to lowland, meadow, marsh, swamp, interval, and the like.

Upland (n.) The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns.

Uplander (n.) One dwelling in the upland; hence, a countryman; a rustic.

Uplander (n.) The upland sandpiper.

Uplift (n.) A raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like.


Upokororo (n.) An edible fresh-water New Zealand fish (Prototroctes oxyrhynchus) of the family Haplochitonidae. In general appearance and habits, it resembles the northern lake whitefishes and trout. Called also grayling.

Upper (n.) The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp.

Uppertendom (n.) The highest class in society; the upper ten. See Upper ten, under Upper.

Upright (n.) Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.

Uprightness (n.) the quality or state of being upright.

Uprise (n.) The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising.

Uprising (n.) Act of rising; also, a steep place; an ascent.

Uprising (n.) An insurrection; a popular revolt.

Uprist (n.) Uprising.

Uproar (n.) Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.

Uprush (n.) Act of rushing upward; an upbreak or upburst; as, an uprush of lava.

Upset (n.) The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset.

Upshot (n.) Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the result; the consummation.

Upside (n.) The upper side; the part that is uppermost.

Upsitting (n.) A sitting up of a woman after her confinement, to receive and entertain her friends.

Upskip (n.) An upstart.

Upspring (n.) An upstart.

Upspring (n.) A spring or leap into the air.

Upspurner (n.) A spurner or contemner; a despiser; a scoffer.

Upstart (n.) One who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth, power, or honor; a parvenu.

Upstart (n.) The meadow saffron.

Upstir (n.) Insurrection; commotion; disturbance.

Upstroke (n.) An upward stroke, especially the stroke, or

Upsun (n.) The time during which the sun is up, or above the horizon; the time between sunrise and sunset.

Uptake (n.) The pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading upward.

Uptake (n.) Understanding; apprehension.

Upthrow (n.) See Throw, n., 9.

Upupa (n.) A genus of birds which includes the common hoopoe.

Upward (n.) The upper part; the top.

Ur (n.) Alt. of Ure

Ure (n.) The urus.

Urachus (n.) A cord or band of fibrous tissue extending from the bladder to the umbilicus.

Uraemia (n.) Accumulation in the blood of the principles of the urine, producing dangerous disease.

Uraeum (n.) The posterior half of an animal.

Urali (n.) See Curare.

Uralite (n.) Amphibole resulting from the alternation of pyroxene by paramorphism. It is not uncommon in massive eruptive rocks.

Uralitization (n.) The change of pyroxene to amphibole by paramorphism.

Uramil (n.) Murexan.

Uranate (n.) A salt of uranic acid.

Urania (n.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.

Urania (n.) A genus of large, brilliantly colored moths native of the West Indies and South America. Their bright colored and tailed hind wings and their diurnal flight cause them to closely resemble butterflies.

Uranin (n.) An alka

Uraninite (n.) A mineral consisting chiefly of uranium oxide with some lead, thorium, etc., occurring in black octahedrons, also in masses with a pitchlike luster; pitchblende.

Uraniscoplasty (n.) The process of forming an artificial palate.

Uraniscoraphy (n.) Alt. of Uraniscorrhaphy

Uraniscorrhaphy (n.) Suture of the palate. See Staphyloraphy.

Uranite (n.) A general term for the uranium phosphates, autunite, or lime uranite, and torbernite, or copper uranite.

Uranium (n.) An element of the chromium group, found in certain rare minerals, as pitchblende, uranite, etc., and reduced as a heavy, hard, nickel-white metal which is quite permanent. Its yellow oxide is used to impart to glass a delicate greenish-yellow tint which is accompanied by a strong fluorescence, and its black oxide is used as a pigment in porcelain painting. Symbol U. Atomic weight 239.

Uran-ocher (n.) Alt. of Uran-ochre

Uran-ochre (n.) A yellow, earthy incrustation, consisting essentially of the oxide of uranium, but more or less impure.

Uranographist (n.) One practiced in uranography.

Uranography (n.) A description or plan of the heavens and the heavenly bodies; the construction of celestial maps, globes, etc.; uranology.

Uranolite (n.) A meteorite or aerolite.

Uranology (n.) A discourse or treatise on the heavens and the heavenly bodies; the study of the heavens; uranography.

Uranometria (n.) A uranometry.

Uranometry (n.) A chart or catalogue of fixed stars, especially of stars visible to the naked eye.

Uranoplasty (n.) The plastic operation for closing a fissure in the hard palate.

Uranoscopy (n.) Observation of the heavens or heavenly bodies.

Uranus (n.) The son or husband of Gaia (Earth), and father of Chronos (Time) and the Titans.

Uranus (n.) One of the primary planets. It is about 1,800,000,000 miles from the sun, about 36,000 miles in diameter, and its period of revolution round the sun is nearly 84 of our years.

Uranyl (n.) The radical UO2, conveniently regarded as a residue of many uranium compounds.

Urao (n.) See Trona.

Urare (n.) Alt. of Urari

Urari (n.) See Curare.

Urate (n.) A salt of uric acid; as, sodium urate; ammonium urate.

Urbaniste (n.) A large and delicious pear or Flemish origin.

Urbanity (n.) The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy of manners; politeness; refinement.

Urbanity (n.) Polite wit; facetiousness.

Urceole (n.) A vessel for water for washing the hands; also, one to hold wine or water.

Urceolus (n.) Any urn-shaped organ of a plant.

Urchin (n.) A hedgehog.

Urchin (n.) A sea urchin. See Sea urchin.

Urchin (n.) A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog.

Urchin (n.) A pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a boy.

Urchin (n.) One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog.

Urchon (n.) The urchin, or hedgehog.

Urdu (n.) The language more generally called Hindustanee.

Ure (n.) Use; practice; exercise.

Ureameter (n.) An apparatus for the determination of the amount of urea in urine, in which the nitrogen evolved by the action of certain reagents, on a given volume of urine, is collected and measured, and the urea calculated accordingly.

Urechitin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the leaves of a certain plant (Urechitis suberecta) as a bitter white crystal

Urechitoxin (n.) A poisonous glucoside found accompanying urechitin, and extracted as a bitter white crystal

Uredo (n.) One of the stages in the life history of certain rusts (Uredinales), regarded at one time as a distinct genus. It is a summer stage preceding the teleutospore, or winter stage. See Uredinales, in the Supplement.

Uredo (n.) Nettle rash. See Urticaria.

Uredospore (n.) The thin-walled summer spore which is produced during the so-called Uredo stage of certain rusts. See (in the Supplement) Uredinales, Heter/cious, etc.

Ureide (n.) Any one of the many complex derivatives of urea; thus, hydantoin, and, in an extended dense, guanidine, caffeine, et., are ureides.

Ureter (n.) The duct which conveys the urine from the kidney to the bladder or cloaca. There are two ureters, one for each kidney.

Ureteritis (n.) Inflammation of the ureter.

Urethane (n.) A white crystal

Urethra (n.) The canal by which the urine is conducted from the bladder and discharged.

Urethritis (n.) Inflammation of the urethra.

Urethroplasty (n.) An operation for the repair of an injury or a defect in the walls of the urethra.

Urethroscope (n.) An instrument for viewing the interior of the urethra.

Urethroscopy (n.) Examination of the urethra by means of the urethroscope.

Urethrotome (n.) An instrument for cutting a urethral stricture.

Urethrotomy (n.) An incision of the urethra, esp. incision for relief of urethral stricture.

Urgence (n.) Urgency.

Urgency (n.) The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.

Urger (n.) One who urges.

Urim (n.) A part or decoration of the breastplate of the high priest among the ancient Jews, by which Jehovah revealed his will on certain occasions. Its nature has been the subject of conflicting conjectures.

Urinal (n.) A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.

Urinal (n.) A place or convenience for urinating purposes.

Urinarium (n.) A reservoir for urine, etc., for manure.

Urinary (n.) A urinarium; also, a urinal.

Urination (n.) The act or process of voiding urine; micturition.

Urinator (n.) One who dives under water in search of something, as for pearls; a diver.

Urine (n.) In mammals, a fluid excretion from the kidneys; in birds and reptiles, a solid or semisolid excretion.

Urinometer (n.) A small hydrometer for determining the specific gravity of urine.

Urinometry (n.) The estimation of the specific gravity of urine by the urinometer.

Urite (n.) One of the segments of the abdomen or post-abdomen of arthropods.

Urith (n.) The bindings of a hedge.

Urn (n.) A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for different purposes, as for holding liquids, for ornamental uses, for preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation, and anciently for holding lots to be drawn.

Urn (n.) Fig.: Any place of burial; the grave.

Urn (n.) A measure of capacity for liquids, containing about three gallons and a haft, wine measure. It was haft the amphora, and four times the congius.

Urn (n.) A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca.

Urn (n.) A tea urn. See under Tea.

Urnful (n.) As much as an urn will hold; enough to fill an urn.

Urobilin (n.) A yellow pigment identical with hydrobilirubin, abundant in the highly colored urine of fever, and also present in normal urine. See Urochrome.

Urocele (n.) A morbid swelling of the scrotum due to extravasation of urine into it.

Urochord (n.) The central axis or cord in the tail of larval ascidians and of certain adult tunicates.

Urochrome (n.) A yellow urinary pigment, considered by Thudichum as the only pigment present in normal urine. It is regarded by Maly as identical with urobilin.

Urochs (n.) See Aurochs.

Urocord (n.) See Urochord.

Urocyst (n.) The urinary bladder.

Urodele (n.) One of the Urodela.

Urodelian (n.) One of the Urodela.

Uroerythrin (n.) A reddish urinary pigment, considered as the substance which gives to the urine of rheumatism its characteristic color. It also causes the red color often seen in deposits of urates.

Uroglaucin (n.) A body identical with indigo blue, occasionally found in the urine in degeneration of the kidneys. It is readily formed by oxidation or decomposition of indican.

Urohaematin (n.) Urinary haematin; -- applied to the normal coloring matter of the urine, on the supposition that it is formed either directly or indirectly (through bilirubin) from the haematin of the blood. See Urochrome, and Urobilin.

Urohyal (n.) A urohyal bone or cartilage.

Urology (n.) See Uronology.

Uromere (n.) Any one of the abdominal segments of an arthropod.

Uronology (n.) That part of medicine which treats of urine.

Uropod (n.) Any one of the abdominal appendages of a crustacean, especially one of the posterior ones, which are often larger than the rest, and different in structure, and are used chiefly in locomotion. See Illust. of Crustacea, and Stomapoda.

Uropygium (n.) The prominence at the posterior extremity of a bird's body, which supports the feathers of the tail; the rump; -- sometimes called pope's nose.

Uroscopy (n.) The diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.

Urosome (n.) The abdomen, or post-abdomen, of arthropods.

Urostege (n.) One of the plates on the under side of the tail of a serpent.

Urosteon (n.) A median ossification back of the lophosteon in the sternum of some birds.

Urosternite (n.) The sternal, or under piece, of any one of the uromeres of insects and other arthropods.

Urostyle (n.) A styliform process forming the posterior extremity of the vertebral column in some fishes and amphibians.

Urox (n.) The aurochs.

Uroxanate (n.) A salt of uroxanic acid.

Uroxanthin (n.) Same as Indican.

Urrhodin (n.) Indigo red, a product of the decomposition, or oxidation, of indican. It is sometimes found in the sediment of pathological urines. It is soluble in ether or alcohol, giving the solution a beautiful red color. Also called indigrubin.

Urry (n.) A sort of blue or black clay lying near a vein of coal.

Ursa (n.) Either one of the Bears. See the Phrases below.

Ursal (n.) The ursine seal. See the Note under 1st Seal.

Urson (n.) The Canada porcupine. See Porcupine.

Ursuk (n.) The bearded seal.

Ursula (n.) A beautiful North American butterfly (Basilarchia, / Limenitis, astyanax). Its wings are nearly black with red and blue spots and blotches. Called also red-spotted purple.


Ursus (n.) A genus of Carnivora including the common bears.

Urtica (n.) A genus of plants including the common nettles. See Nettle, n.

Urticaria (n.) The nettle rash, a disease characterized by a transient eruption of red pimples and of wheals, accompanied with a burning or stinging sensation and with itching; uredo.

Urtication (n.) The act or process of whipping or stinging with nettles; -- sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis.

Urubu (n.) The black vulture (Catharista atrata). It ranges from the Southern United States to South America. See Vulture.

Urus (n.) A very large, powerful, and savage extinct bovine animal (Bos urus / primigenius) anciently abundant in Europe. It appears to have still existed in the time of Julius Caesar. It had very large horns, and was hardly capable of domestication. Called also, ur, ure, and tur.

Urva (n.) The crab-eating ichneumon (Herpestes urva), native of India. The fur is black, annulated with white at the tip of each hair, and a white streak extends from the mouth to the shoulder.

Usage (n.) The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage.

Usage (n.) Manners; conduct; behavior.

Usage (n.) Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method.

Usage (n.) Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification.

Usage (n.) Experience.

Usager (n.) One who has the use of anything in trust for another.

Usefulness (n.) The quality or state of being useful; utility; serviceableness; advantage.

User (n.) One who uses.

User (n.) Enjoyment of property; use.

Usher (n.) An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, chamber, or the like; hence, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank. Also, one who escorts persons to seats in a church, theater, etc.

Usher (n.) An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school.

Usherance (n.) The act of ushering, or the state of being ushered in.

Usherdom (n.) The office or position of an usher; ushership; also, ushers, collectively.

Ushership (n.) The office of an usher; usherdom.

Usnea (n.) A genus of lichens, most of the species of which have long, gray, pendulous, and finely branched fronds. Usnea barbata is the common bearded lichen which grows on branches of trees in northern forests.

Ustion (n.) The act of burning, or the state of being burned.

Ustulation (n.) The act of burning or searing.

Ustulation (n.) The operation of expelling one substance from another by heat, as sulphur or arsenic from ores, in a muffle.

Ustulation (n.) The roasting or drying of moist substances so as prepare them for pulverizing.

Ustulation (n.) The burning of wine.

Ustulation (n.) Lascivious passion; concupiscence.

Usual (n.) Such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common.

Usucaption (n.) The acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted possession of it for a certain term prescribed by law; -- the same as prescription in common law.

Usufruct (n.) The right of using and enjoying the profits of an estate or other thing belonging to another, without impairing the substance.

Usufructuary (n.) A person who has the use of property and reaps the profits of it.

Usure (n.) Usury.

Usurer (n.) One who lends money and takes interest for it; a money lender.

Usurer (n.) One who lends money at a rate of interest beyond that established by law; one who exacts an exorbitant rate of interest for the use of money.

Usurpation (n.) The act of usurping, or of seizing and enjoying; an authorized, arbitrary assumption and exercise of power, especially an infringing on the rights of others; specifically, the illegal seizure of sovereign power; -- commonly used with of, also used with on or upon; as, the usurpation of a throne; the usurpation of the supreme power.

Usurpation (n.) Use; usage; custom.

Usurpature (n.) Usurpation.

Usurper (n.) One who usurps; especially, one who seizes illegally on sovereign power; as, the usurper of a throne, of power, or of the rights of a patron.

Ut (n.) The first note in Guido's musical scale, now usually superseded by do. See Solmization.

Utas (n.) The eighth day after any term or feast; the octave; as, the utas of St. Michael.

Utas (n.) Hence, festivity; merriment.

Uterogestation (n.) Gestation in the womb from conception to birth; pregnancy.

Uterovaginal (n.) Pertaining to both the uterus and the vagina.

Uterus (n.) The organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.

Uterus (n.) A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Append.

Utia (n.) Any species of large West Indian rodents of the genus Capromys, or Utia. In general appearance and habits they resemble rats, but they are as large as rabbits.

Utilitarian (n.) One who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism.

Utilitarianism (n.) The doctrine that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the end and aim of all social and political institutions.

Utilitarianism (n.) The doctrine that virtue is founded in utility, or that virtue is defined and enforced by its tendency to promote the highest happiness of the universe.

Utilitarianism (n.) The doctrine that utility is the sole standard of morality, so that the rectitude of an action is determined by its usefulness.

Utility (n.) The quality or state of being useful; usefulness; production of good; profitableness to some valuable end; as, the utility of manure upon land; the utility of the sciences; the utility of medicines.

Utility (n.) Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.

Utility (n.) Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, -- the foundation of utilitarianism.

Utilization (n.) The act of utilizing, or the state of being utilized.

Utis (n.) See Utas.

Utlary (n.) Outlawry.

Utmost (n.) The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost.

Utopia (n.) An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Utopia (n.) Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.

Utopian (n.) An inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist.

Utopianism (n.) The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism.

Utopianist (n.) An Utopian; an optimist.

Utopist (n.) A Utopian.

Utraquist (n.) One who receives the eucharist in both kinds; esp., one of a body of Hussites who in the 15th century fought for the right to do this. Called also Calixtines.

Utricle (n.) A little sac or vesicle, as the air cell of fucus, or seaweed.

Utricle (n.) A microscopic cell in the structure of an egg, animal, or plant.

Utricle (n.) A small, thin-walled, one-seeded fruit, as of goosefoot.

Utricle (n.) A utriculus.

Utricularia (n.) A genus of aquatic flowering plants, in which the submersed leaves bear many little utricles, or ascidia. See Ascidium,

Utriculus (n.) A little sac, or bag; a utricle; especially, a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. See the Note under Ear.

Utterance (n.) The act of uttering.

Utterance (n.) Sale by offering to the public.

Utterance (n.) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.

Utterance (n.) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.

Utterance (n.) Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.

Utterance (n.) The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.

Utterer (n.) One who utters.

Uttermost (n.) The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent.

Utterness (n.) The quality or state of being utter, or extreme; extremity; utmost; uttermost.

Uva (n.) A small pulpy or juicy fruit containing several seeds and having a thin skin, as a grape.

Uvate (n.) A conserve made of grapes.

Uva-ursi (n.) The bearberry.

Uvea (n.) The posterior pigmented layer of the iris; -- sometimes applied to the whole iris together with the choroid coat.

Uvrou (n.) See Euphroe.

Uvula (n.) The pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate.

Uvulatome (n.) An instrument for removing the uvula.

Uvulatomy (n.) The operation of removing the uvula.

Uwarowite (n.) Ouvarovite.

Uxoricide (n.) The murder of a wife by her husband.

Uxoricide (n.) One who murders his wife.

Uzema (n.) A Burman measure of twelve miles.

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