4 letter words whose second letter is E
Aeon (n.) A period of immeasurable duration; also, an emanation of the Deity. See Eon.
Aery (n.) An aerie.
Aery (a.) Aerial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.
Been (p. p.) of Be
Bead (n.) A prayer.
Bead (n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer.
Bead (n.) Any small globular body
Bead (n.) A bubble in spirits.
Bead (n.) A drop of sweat or other liquid.
Bead (n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim).
Bead (n.) A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments.
Bead (n.) A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.
Bead (v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.
Bead (v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles.
-men (pl. ) of Bedesman
Beak (n.) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
Beak (n.) A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
Beak (n.) The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
Beak (n.) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
Beak (n.) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.
Beak (n.) Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.
Beak (n.) A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.
Beak (n.) That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
Beak (n.) A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
Beak (n.) Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.
Beak (n.) A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).
Beak (n.) A magistrate or policeman.
Beal (v. i.) To gather matter; to swell and come to a head, as a pimple.
Beam (n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
Beam (n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
Beam (n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
Beam (n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
Beam (n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
Beam (n.) The pole of a carriage.
Beam (n.) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.
Beam (n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.
Beam (n.) The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.
Beam (n.) A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam.
Beam (n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
Beam (n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
Beam (n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
Beam (v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.
Beam (v. i.) To emit beams of light.
Bean (n.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
Bean (n.) The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans.
Bore (imp.) of Bear
Bare () of Bear
Born (p. p.) of Bear
Bear (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
Bear (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
Bear (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
Bear (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
Bear (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
Bear (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
Bear (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
Bear (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
Bear (v. t.) To gain or win.
Bear (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
Bear (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
Bear (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
Bear (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
Bear (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
Bear (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
Bear (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
Bear (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
Bear (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
Bear (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
Bear (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
Bear (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
Bear (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
Bear (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
Bear (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
Bear (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
Bear (n.) A bier.
Bear (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
Bear (n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
Bear (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
Bear (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
Bear (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
Bear (n.) A portable punching machine.
Bear (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
Bear (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
Bear (n.) Alt. of Bere
Bere (n.) Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hord. vulgare).
Beat (imp.) of Beat
Beat (p. p.) of Beat
Beat (v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
Beat (v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.
Beat (v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
Beat (v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
Beat (v. t.) To tread, as a path.
Beat (v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.
Beat (v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.
Beat (v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
Beat (v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.
Beat (v. i.) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
Beat (v. i.) To move with pulsation or throbbing.
Beat (v. i.) To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do.
Beat (v. i.) To be in agitation or doubt.
Beat (v. i.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag
Beat (v. i.) To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
Beat (v. i.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
Beat (v. i.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
Beat (n.) A stroke; a blow.
Beat (n.) A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.
Beat (n.) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
Beat (n.) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.
Beat (n.) A sudden swelling or reenforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.
Beat (v. i.) A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat.
Beat (v. i.) A place of habitual or frequent resort.
Beat (v. i.) A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.
Beat (a.) Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
Beau (n.) A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.
Beau (n.) A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.
Beck (n.) See Beak.
Beck (n.) A small brook.
Beck (n.) A vat. See Back.
Beck (v. i.) To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.
Beck (v. t.) To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.
Beck (n.) A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.
Bede (v. t.) To pray; also, to offer; to proffer.
Bede (n.) A kind of pickax.
Beef (n.) An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, B. taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.
Beef (n.) The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.
Beef (n.) Applied colloquially to human flesh.
Beef (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.
Beem (n.) A trumpet.
Been () The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.
Beer (n.) A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.
Beer (n.) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
Beet (n.) A biennial plant of the genus Beta, which produces an edible root the first year and seed the second year.
Beet (n.) The root of plants of the genus Beta, different species and varieties of which are used for the table, for feeding stock, or in making sugar.
Bete (v. t.) To mend; to repair.
Bete (v. t.) To renew or enkindle (a fire).
Bega (n.) See Bigha.
Behn (n.) The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury.
Behn (n.) The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata.
Behn (n.) The Statice limonium, or sea lavender.
Belk (v. t.) To vomit.
Bell (n.) A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.
Bell (n.) A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.
Bell (n.) Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.
Bell (n.) That part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.
Bell (n.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.
Bell (v. t.) To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
Bell (v. t.) To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
Bell (v. i.) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.
Bell (v. t.) To utter by bellowing.
Bell (v. i.) To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.
Belt (n.) That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
Belt (n.) That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
Belt (n.) Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand.
Belt (n.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
Belt (n.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
Belt (n.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
Belt (n.) A token or badge of knightly rank.
Belt (n.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
Belt (n.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
Belt (v. t.) To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
Belt (v. t.) To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
Bema (n.) A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.
Bema (n.) That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern part of the chancel.
Bema (n.) Erroneously: A pulpit.
Bent () of Bend
Bend (v. t.) To strain or move out of a straight
Bend (v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to inc
Bend (v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
Bend (v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
Bend (v. t.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
Bend (v. i.) To be moved or strained out of a straight
Bend (v. i.) To jut over; to overhang.
Bend (v. i.) To be inc
Bend (v. i.) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
Bend (n.) A turn or deflection from a straight
Bend (n.) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
Bend (n.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
Bend (n.) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
Bend (n.) Hard, indurated clay; bind.
Bend (n.) same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
Bend (n.) A band.
Bend (n.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.
Bene (n.) See Benne.
Bene (n.) A prayer; boon.
Bene (n.) Alt. of Ben
Bent () imp. & p. p. of Bend.
Bent (a. & p. p.) Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
Bent (a. & p. p.) Strongly inc
Bent (v.) The state of being curved, crooked, or inc
Bent (v.) A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
Bent (v.) A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
Bent (v.) Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
Bent (v.) A transverse frame of a framed structure.
Bent (v.) Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
Bent (n.) A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
Bent (n.) A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
Bent (n.) Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
Bere (v. t.) To pierce.
Bere (n.) See Bear, barley.
Berg (n.) A large mass or hill, as of ice.
Berm (n.) Alt. of Berme
Best (a.) Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best abilities.
Best (a.) Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.
Best (a.) Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.
Best (n.) Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our ability.
Best (superl.) In the highest degree; beyond all others.
Best (superl.) To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.
Best (superl.) Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.
Best (v. t.) To get the better of.
Bete (v. t.) To better; to mend. See Beete.
Bevy (n.) A company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies.
Bevy (n.) A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.
Cede (v. t.) To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty.
Ceil (v. t.) To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.
Ceil (v. t.) To
Cell (n.) A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
Cell (n.) A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
Cell (n.) Any small cavity, or hollow place.
Cell (n.) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
Cell (n.) Same as Cella.
Cell (n.) A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
Cell (n.) One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
Cell (v. t.) To place or inclose in a cell.
Celt (n.) One of an ancient race of people, who formerly inhabited a great part of Central and Western Europe, and whose descendants at the present day occupy Ireland, Wales, the Highlands of Scotland, and the northern shores of France.
Celt (n.) A weapon or implement of stone or metal, found in the tumuli, or barrows, of the early Celtic nations.
Cent (n.) A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.
Cent (n.) A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
Cent (n.) An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.
Cere (n.) The soft naked sheath at the base of the beak of birds of prey, parrots, and some other birds. See Beak.
Cere (v. t.) To wax; to cover or close with wax.
Cero (n.) A large and valuable fish of the Mackerel family, of the genus Scomberomorus. Two species are found in the West Indies and less commonly on the Atlantic coast of the United States, -- the common cero (Scomberomorus caballa), called also kingfish, and spotted, or king, cero (S. regalis).
Cess (n.) A rate or tax.
Cess (n.) Bound; measure.
Cess (v. t.) To rate; to tax; to assess.
Cess (v. i.) To cease; to neglect.
Cest (n.) A woman's girdle; a cestus.
Cete (n.) One of the Cetacea, or collectively, the Cetacea.
Dead (a.) Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
Dead (a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
Dead (a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
Dead (a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
Dead (a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
Dead (a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
Dead (a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
Dead (a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
Dead (a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
Dead (a.) Bringing death; deadly.
Dead (a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
Dead (a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
Dead (a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
Dead (a.) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
Dead (a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
Dead (adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
Dead (n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
Dead (n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
Dead (v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
Dead (v. i.) To die; to lose life or force.
Deaf (a.) Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
Deaf (a.) Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
Deaf (a.) Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
Deaf (a.) Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
Deaf (a.) Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
Deaf (v. t.) To deafen.
Deal (n.) A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
Deal (n.) The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
Deal (n.) Distribution; apportionment.
Deal (n.) An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
Deal (n.) The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
Deal (n.) Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
Deal (n.) To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.
Deal (n.) Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
Deal (v. i.) To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
Deal (v. i.) To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
Deal (v. i.) To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with.
Deal (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
Deal (v. i.) To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.
Dean (n.) A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.
Dean (n.) The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.
Dean (n.) The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.
Dean (n.) A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.
Dean (n.) The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by courtesy.
Dear (superl.) Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
Dear (superl.) Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
Dear (superl.) Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
Dear (superl.) Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
Dear (superl.) Of agreeable things and interests.
Dear (superl.) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
Dear (n.) A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
Dear (adv.) Dearly; at a high price.
Dear (v. t.) To endear.
Deas (n.) See Dais.
Debt (n.) That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.
Debt (n.) A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass.
Debt (n.) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due.
Deck (v. t.) To cover; to overspread.
Deck (v. t.) To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.
Deck (v. t.) To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
Deck (v.) The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks.
Deck (v.) The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb roof when made nearly flat.
Deck (v.) The roof of a passenger car.
Deck (v.) A pack or set of playing cards.
Deck (v.) A heap or store.
Dede (a.) Dead.
Deed (a.) Dead.
Deed (v. t.) That which is done or effected by a responsible agent; an act; an action; a thing done; -- a word of extensive application, including, whatever is done, good or bad, great or small.
Deed (v. t.) Illustrious act; achievement; exploit.
Deed (v. t.) Power of action; agency; efficiency.
Deed (v. t.) Fact; reality; -- whence we have indeed.
Deed (v. t.) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract.
Deed (v. t.) Performance; -- followed by of.
Deed (v. t.) To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.
Deem (v.) To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn.
Deem (v.) To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard.
Deem (v. i.) To be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose.
Deem (v. i.) To pass judgment.
Deem (n.) Opinion; judgment.
Deep (superl.) Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.
Deep (superl.) Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.
Deep (superl.) Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.
Deep (superl.) Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
Deep (superl.) Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
Deep (superl.) Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.
Deep (superl.) Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.
Deep (superl.) Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
Deep (superl.) Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads.
Deep (adv.) To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
Deep (n.) That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
Deep (n.) That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.
Deer (n. sing. & pl.) Any animal; especially, a wild animal.
Deer (n. sing. & pl.) A ruminant of the genus Cervus, of many species, and of related genera of the family Cervidae. The males, and in some species the females, have solid antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually. Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called venison.
Dees (n. pl.) Dice.
Dees (n.) A dais.
Deev (n.) See Dev.
Deft (a.) Apt; fit; dexterous; clever; handy; spruce; neat.
Defy (v. t.) To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
Defy (v. t.) To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.
Defy (n.) A challenge.
Degu (n.) A small South American rodent (Octodon Cumingii), of the family Octodontidae.
Deil (n.) Devil; -- spelt also deel.
Deis (n.) See Dais.
Dele (imperative sing.) Erase; remove; -- a direction to cancel something which has been put in type; usually expressed by a peculiar form of d, thus: /.
Dele (v. t.) To erase; to cancel; to delete; to mark for omission.
Dele (v. t.) To deal; to divide; to distribute.
Delf (n.) A mine; a quarry; a pi
Delf (n.) Same as Delftware.
Dell (n.) A small, retired valley; a ravine.
Dell (n.) A young woman; a wench.
Deme (n.) A territorial subdivision of Attica (also of modern Greece), corresponding to a township.
Deme (n.) An undifferentiated aggregate of cells or plastids.
Demi (n.) See Demy, n.
Demy (n.) A printing and a writing paper of particular sizes. See under Paper.
Demy (n.) A half fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Demy (a.) Pertaining to, or made of, the size of paper called demy; as, a demy book.
Dent (n.) A stroke; a blow.
Dent (n.) A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
Dent (v. t.) To make a dent upon; to indent.
Dent (n.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
Deny (v. t.) To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
Deny (v. t.) To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to dec
Deny (v. t.) To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.
Deny (v. t.) To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
Deny (v. i.) To answer in /// negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.
Dere (v. t.) To hurt; to harm; to injure.
Dere (n.) Harm.
Derf (a.) Strong; powerful; fierce.
Derk (a.) Dark.
Derm (v. t.) The integument of animal; the skin.
Derm (v. t.) See Dermis.
Dern (n.) A gatepost or doorpost.
Dern (a.) Hidden; concealed; secret.
Dern (a.) Solitary; sad.
Desk (n.) A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath.
Desk (n.) A reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also (esp. in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for "the clerical profession."
Desk (v. t.) To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.
Dess (n.) Dais.
Deva (n.) A god; a deity; a divine being; an idol; a king.
Deve (a.) Deaf.
Devi (n.) ; fem. of Deva. A goddess.
Dewy (a.) Pertaining to dew; resembling, consisting of, or moist with, dew.
Dewy (a.) Falling gently and beneficently, like the dew.
Dewy (a.) Resembling a dew-covered surface; appearing as if covered with dew.
Deys (pl. ) of Dey
Deye (v. i.) To die.
Eeke (v. t.) See Eke.
E'en (adv.) A contraction for even. See Even.
E'er (adv.) A contraction for ever. See Ever.
Eery (a.) Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird; as, eerie stories.
Eery (a.) Affected with fear; affrighted.
Feal (a.) Faithful; loyal.
Fear (n.) A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
Fear (n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
Fear (n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
Fear (n.) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
Fear (n.) That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
Fear (n.) To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
Fear (n.) To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
Fear (n.) To be anxious or solicitous for.
Fear (n.) To suspect; to doubt.
Fear (n.) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
Fear (v. i.) To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
Feat (n.) An act; a deed; an exploit.
Feat (n.) A striking act of strength, skill, or cunning; a trick; as, feats of horsemanship, or of dexterity.
Feat (v. t.) To form; to fashion.
Feat (n.) Dexterous in movements or service; skillful; neat; nice; pretty.
Feed (imp. & p. p.) of Fee
Feed (v. t.) To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
Feed (v. t.) To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
Feed (v. t.) To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal.
Feed (v. t.) To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
Feed (v. t.) To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.
Feed (v. t.) To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.
Feed (v. t.) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
Feed (v. t.) To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).
Feed (v. i.) To take food; to eat.
Feed (v. i.) To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
Feed (v. i.) To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
Feed (v. i.) To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.
Feed (n.) That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
Feed (n.) A grazing or pasture ground.
Feed (n.) An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
Feed (n.) A meal, or the act of eating.
Feed (n.) The water supplied to steam boilers.
Feed (n.) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.
Feed (n.) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
Feed (n.) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
Felt (imp. & p. p.) of Feel
Feel (v. t.) To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
Feel (v. t.) To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.
Feel (v. t.) To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensetive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
Feel (v. t.) To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.
Feel (v. t.) To perceive; to observe.
Feel (v. i.) To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
Feel (v. i.) To have the sensibilities moved or affected.
Feel (v. i.) To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded.
Feel (v. i.) To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.
Feel (v. i.) To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation.
Feel (n.) Feeling; perception.
Feel (n.) A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.
Feet (n. pl.) See Foot.
Feet (n.) Fact; performance.
Fele (a.) Many.
Fell () imp. of Fall.
Fell (a.) Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.
Fell (a.) Eager; earnest; intent.
Fell (a.) Gall; anger; melancholy.
Fell (n.) A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; -- used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.
Fell (n.) A barren or rocky hill.
Fell (n.) A wild field; a moor.
Fell (v. i.) To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.
Fell (n.) The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.
Fell (v. t.) To sew or hem; -- said of seams.
Fell (n.) A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.
Fell (n.) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
Felt () imp. & p. p. / a. from Feel.
Felt (n.) A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
Felt (n.) A hat made of felt.
Felt (n.) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
Felt (v. t.) To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.
Felt (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam emgine.
Feme (n.) A woman.
Fend (n.) A fiend.
Fend (v. t.) To keep off; to prevent from entering or hitting; to ward off; to shut out; -- often with off; as, to fend off blows.
Fend (v. i.) To act on the defensive, or in opposition; to resist; to parry; to shift off.
Feod (n.) A feud. See 2d Feud.
Fere (n.) A mate or companion; -- often used of a wife.
Fere (a.) Fierce.
Fere (n.) Fire.
Fere (n.) Fear.
Fere (v. t. & i.) To fear.
Ferm (n.) Alt. of Ferme
Fern (adv.) Long ago.
Fern (a.) Ancient; old. [Obs.] "Pilgrimages to . . . ferne halwes." [saints].
Fern (n.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the Filices, which have their fructification on the back of the fronds or leaves. They are usually found in humid soil, sometimes grow epiphytically on trees, and in tropical climates often attain a gigantic size.
Fers (a.) Fierce.
Fess (n.) Alt. of Fesse
Fest (n.) The fist.
Fest (n.) Alt. of Feste
Fete (n.) A feat.
Fete (n. pl.) Feet.
Fete (n.) A festival.
Fete (v. t.) To feast; to honor with a festival.
Feud (n.) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race.
Feud (n.) A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed.
Feud (n.) A stipendiary estate in land, held of superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profists thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee.
Geal (v. i.) To congeal.
Gean (n.) A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.
Gear (n.) Clothing; garments; ornaments.
Gear (n.) Goods; property; household stuff.
Gear (n.) Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
Gear (n.) The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
Gear (n.) Warlike accouterments.
Gear (n.) Manner; custom; behavior.
Gear (n.) Business matters; affairs; concern.
Gear (n.) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
Gear (n.) An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
Gear (n.) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.
Gear (n.) See 1st Jeer (b).
Gear (n.) Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
Gear (v. t.) To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
Gear (v. t.) To provide with gearing.
Gear (v. i.) To be in, or come into, gear.
Geat (n.) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting.
Geck (n.) Scorn, derision, or contempt.
Geck (n.) An object of scorn; a dupe; a gull.
Geck (n.) To deride; to scorn; to mock.
Geck (n.) To cheat; trick, or gull.
Geck (v. i.) To jeer; to show contempt.
Gedd (n.) The European pike.
Geed (imp. & p. p.) of Gee
Geer () Alt. of Geering
Geet (n.) Jet.
Geez (n.) The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.
Geic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, earthy or vegetable mold.
Gein (n.) See Humin.
Geld (n.) Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.
Geld (v. t.) To castrate; to emasculate.
Geld (v. t.) To deprive of anything essential.
Geld (v. t.) To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate.
Gelt (n.) Trubute, tax.
Gelt (v. t.) A gelding.
Gelt (n.) Gilding; tinsel.
Gems (n.) The chamois.
-gen () A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.
-gen () A suffix meaning produced, generated; as, exogen.
Gena () The cheek; the feathered side of the under mandible of a bird.
Gena () The part of the head to which the jaws of an insect are attached.
Gens (a.) A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.
Gens (a.) A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.
Gent (a.) Gentle; noble; of gentle birth.
Gent (a.) Neat; pretty; fine; elegant.
Genu (n.) The knee.
Genu (n.) The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain.
Gere (n.) Gear.
Germ (n.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears.
Germ (n.) That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.
Germ (v. i.) To germinate.
Gern (v. t.) To grin or yawn.
Gery (a.) Changeable; fickle.
Gest (n.) A guest.
Gest (n.) Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure.
Gest (n.) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
Gest (n.) A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story.
Gest (n.) Gesture; bearing; deportment.
Gest (n.) A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest.
Gest (n.) A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office.
Geth () the original third pers. sing. pres. of Go.
Head (n.) The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.
Head (n.) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.
Head (n.) The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.
Head (n.) The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.
Head (n.) The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.
Head (n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
Head (n.) The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.
Head (n.) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.
Head (n.) A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.
Head (n.) A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
Head (n.) Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
Head (n.) Power; armed force.
Head (n.) A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
Head (n.) An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
Head (n.) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
Head (n.) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.
Head (n.) The antlers of a deer.
Head (n.) A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.
Head (n.) Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
Head (a.) Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
Head (v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.
Head (v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
Head (v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.
Head (v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
Head (v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
Head (v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
Head (v. i.) To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
Head (v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?
Head (v. i.) To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
Heal (v. t.) To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
Heal (v. t.) To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
Heal (v. t.) To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
Heal (v. t.) To restore to original purity or integrity.
Heal (v. t.) To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
Heal (v. i.) To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.
Heal (v. t.) Health.
Heam (n.) The afterbirth or secundines of a beast.
Heap (n.) A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
Heap (n.) A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
Heap (n.) A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.
Heap (v. t.) To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.
Heap (v. t.) To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.
Heap (v. t.) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.
Hear (v. t.) To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.
Hear (v. t.) To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.
Hear (v. t.) To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
Hear (v. t.) To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
Hear (v. t.) To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.
Hear (v. i.) To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.
Hear (v. i.) To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
Hear (v. i.) To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.
Heat (n.) A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation, and which, as manifested in fire, the sun's rays, mechanical action, chemical combination, etc., becomes directly known to us through the sense of feeling. In its nature heat is a mode if motion, being in general a form of molecular disturbance or vibration. It was formerly supposed to be a subtile, imponderable fluid, to which was given the name caloric.
Heat (n.) The sensation caused by the force or influence of heat when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to fire, the sun's rays, etc.; the reverse of cold.
Heat (n.) High temperature, as distinguished from low temperature, or cold; as, the heat of summer and the cold of winter; heat of the skin or body in fever, etc.
Heat (n.) Indication of high temperature; appearance, condition, or color of a body, as indicating its temperature; redness; high color; flush; degree of temperature to which something is heated, as indicated by appearance, condition, or otherwise.
Heat (n.) A single complete operation of heating, as at a forge or in a furnace; as, to make a horseshoe in a certain number of heats.
Heat (n.) A violent action unintermitted; a single effort; a single course in a race that consists of two or more courses; as, he won two heats out of three.
Heat (n.) Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party.
Heat (n.) Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation.
Heat (n.) Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency.
Heat (n.) Sexual excitement in animals.
Heat (n.) Fermentation.
Heat (v. t.) To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.
Heat (v. t.) To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
Heat (v. t.) To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
Heat (v. i.) To grow warm or hot by the action of fire or friction, etc., or the communication of heat; as, the iron or the water heats slowly.
Heat (v. i.) To grow warm or hot by fermentation, or the development of heat by chemical action; as, green hay heats in a mow, and manure in the dunghill.
Heat (imp. & p. p.) Heated; as, the iron though heat red-hot.
Hove () of Heave
Hove () of Heave
Hebe (n.) The goddess of youth, daughter of Jupiter and Juno. She was believed to have the power of restoring youth and beauty to those who had lost them.
Hebe (n.) An African ape; the hamadryas.
Heck (n.) The bolt or latch of a door.
Heck (n.) A rack for cattle to feed at.
Heck (n.) A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.
Heck (n.) A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
Heck (n.) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
Heck (n.) A bend or winding of a stream.
Heed (v. t.) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
Heed (v. i.) To mind; to consider.
Heed (n.) Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take.
Heed (n.) Careful consideration; obedient regard.
Heed (n.) A look or expression of heading.
Heel (v. i.) To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.
Heel (n.) The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.
Heel (n.) The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe.
Heel (n.) The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.
Heel (n.) Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
Heel (n.) The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests
Heel (n.) The after end of a ship's keel.
Heel (n.) The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.
Heel (n.) In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.
Heel (n.) The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.
Heel (n.) The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.
Heel (n.) Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.
Heel (n.) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.
Heel (n.) A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen.
Heel (v. t.) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.
Heel (v. t.) To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
Heel (v. t.) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
Heep (n.) The hip of the dog-rose.
Heer (n.) A yarn measure of six hundred yards or / of a spindle. See Spindle.
Heer (n.) Hair.
Heft (n.) Same as Haft, n.
Heft (n.) The act or effort of heaving/ violent strain or exertion.
Heft (n.) Weight; ponderousness.
Heft (n.) The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the crop was spoiled.
Heft () of Heft
Heft (v. t.) To heave up; to raise aloft.
Heft (v. t.) To prove or try the weight of by raising.
Heir (n.) One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
Heir (n.) One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
Heir (v. t.) To inherit; to succeed to.
Held () imp. & p. p. of Hold.
Hele (n.) Health; welfare.
Hele (v. t.) To hide; to cover; to roof.
Hell (v. t.) The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.
Hell (v. t.) The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.
Hell (v. t.) A place where outcast persons or things are gathered
Hell (v. t.) A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.
Hell (v. t.) A gambling house.
Hell (v. t.) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.
Hell (v. t.) To overwhelm.
Helm (n.) See Haulm, straw.
Helm (n.) The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone.
Helm (n.) The place or office of direction or administration.
Helm (n.) One at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director.
Helm (n.) A helve.
Helm (v. t.) To steer; to guide; to direct.
Helm (n.) A helmet.
Helm (n.) A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.
Helm (v. t.) To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet.
Holp (imp.) of Help
Help (v. t.) To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, "Help me scale yon balcony."
Help (v. t.) To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
Help (v. t.) To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
Help (v. t.) To change for the better; to remedy.
Help (v. t.) To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
Help (v. t.) To forbear; to avoid.
Help (v. t.) To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.
Help (v. i.) To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.
Help (v. t.) Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
Help (v. t.) Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
Help (v. t.) A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
Help (v. t.) Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
Hemp (n.) A plant of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber.
Hemp (n.) The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp.
-men (pl. ) of Henchman
Heng (imp.) Hung.
Hent (p. p.) of Hent
Hent (v. t.) To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get.
Here (pron. pl.) Of them; their.
Herb (n.) A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.
Herb (n.) Grass; herbage.
Herd (a.) Haired.
Herd (n.) A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.
Herd (n.) A crowd of low people; a rabble.
Herd (n.) One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.
Herd (v. i.) To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.
Herd (v. i.) To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.
Herd (v. i.) To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.
Herd (v. t.) To form or put into a herd.
-men (pl. ) of Herdsman
Here (n.) Hair.
Here (pron.) See Her, their.
Here (pron.) Her; hers. See Her.
Here (adv.) In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.
Here (adv.) In the present life or state.
Here (adv.) To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.
Here (adv.) At this point of time, or of an argument; now.
Herl (n.) Same as Harl, 2.
Hern (n.) A heron; esp., the common European heron.
Hero (n.) An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.
Hero (n.) A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or illustrious person.
Hero (n.) The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or the person who has the principal share in the transactions related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey, and Aeneas in the Aeneid.
Herr (n.) A title of respect given to gentlemen in Germany, equivalent to the English Mister.
Hers (pron.) See the Note under Her, pron.
Hert (n.) A hart.
Hery (v. t.) To worship; to glorify; to praise.
Hesp (n.) A measure of two hanks of
Hest (n.) Command; precept; injunction.
Hete (imp. & p. p.) of Hete
Hete (v. t. & i.) Variant of Hote.
Heuk (n.) Variant of Huke.
Hewn () of Hew
Hewe (n.) A domestic servant; a retainer.
Hewn (a.) Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a house built of hewn logs.
Hewn (a.) Roughly dressed as with a hammer; as, hewn stone.
Hex- () Alt. of Hexa
Hexa () A prefix or combining form, used to denote six, sixth, etc.; as, hexatomic, hexabasic.
Heyh (a.) Alt. of Heygh
Jean (n.) A twilled cotton cloth.
Jeat (n.) See Jet.
Jeel (n.) A morass; a shallow lake.
Jeer (n.) A gear; a tackle.
Jeer (n.) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
Jeer (v.) To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.
Jeer (v. t.) To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.
Jeer (n.) A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
Jehu (n.) A coachman; a driver; especially, one who drives furiously.
Jell (v. i.) To jelly.
Jerk (v. t.) To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See Charqui.
Jerk (v. t.) To beat; to strike.
Jerk (v. t.) To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
Jerk (v. t.) To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
Jerk (v. i.) To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
Jerk (v. i.) To flout with contempt.
Jerk (n.) A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
Jerk (n.) A sudden start or spring.
Jess (n.) A short strap of leather or silk secured round the leg of a hawk, to which the leash or
Jest (n.) A deed; an action; a gest.
Jest (n.) A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
Jest (n.) Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest, v. i.
Jest (v. i.) The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
Jest (v. i.) To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
Jest (v. i.) To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
Keck (v. i.) To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.
Keck (n.) An effort to vomit; queasiness.
Keel (v. t. & i.) To cool; to skim or stir.
Keel (n.) A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.
Keel (n.) A longitudinal timber, or series of timbers scarfed together, extending from stem to stern along the bottom of a vessel. It is the principal timber of the vessel, and, by means of the ribs attached on each side, supports the vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See Illust. of Keelson.
Keel (n.) Fig.: The whole ship.
Keel (n.) A barge or lighter, used on the Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.
Keel (n.) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.
Keel (n.) A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.
Keel (v. i.) To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
Keel (v. i.) To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
Keen (superl.) Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.
Keen (superl.) Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen look; keen features.
Keen (superl.) Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
Keen (superl.) Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc, ; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
Keen (superl.) Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
Keen (v. t.) To sharpen; to make cold.
Keen (n.) A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
Keen (v. i.) To wail as a keener does.
Kept (imp. & p. p.) of Keep
Keep (v. t.) To care; to desire.
Keep (v. t.) To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.
Keep (v. t.) To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.
Keep (v. t.) To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.
Keep (v. t.) To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.
Keep (v. t.) To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.
Keep (v. t.) To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.
Keep (v. t.) To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc. ; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.
Keep (v. t.) To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.
Keep (v. t.) To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.
Keep (v. t.) To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc.
Keep (v. t.) To have habitually in stock for sale.
Keep (v. t.) To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession.
Keep (v. t.) To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.
Keep (v. t.) To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one's house, room, bed, etc. ; hence, to haunt; to frequent.
Keep (v. t.) To observe duty, as a festival, etc. ; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.
Keep (v. i.) To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.
Keep (v. i.) To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.
Keep (v. i.) To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.
Keep (v. i.) To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.
Keep (v. i.) To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.
Keep (n.) The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.
Keep (n.) The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.
Keep (n.) The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.
Keep (n.) That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon. See Illust. of Castle.
Keep (n.) That which is kept in charge; a charge.
Keep (n.) A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.
Keir (n.) See Kier.
Keld (a.) Having a kell or covering; webbed.
Kele (v. t.) To cool.
Kell (n.) A kiln.
Kell (n.) A sort of pottage; kale. See Kale, 2.
Kell (n.) The caul; that which covers or envelops as a caul; a net; a fold; a film.
Kell (n.) The cocoon or chrysalis of an insect.
Kelp (n.) The calcined ashes of seaweed, -- formerly much used in the manufacture of glass, now used in the manufacture of iodine.
Kelp (n.) Any large blackish seaweed.
Kelt (n.) See Kilt, n.
Kelt (n.) Cloth with the nap, generally of native black wool.
Kelt (n.) A salmon after spawning.
Kelt (n.) Same as Celt, one of Celtic race.
Kemb (v. t.) To comb.
Kemp (n.) Alt. of Kempty
Keno (n.) A gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered.
Kept (imp. & p. p.) of Keep.
Kerb (n.) See Curb.
Kerf (n.) A notch, channel, or slit made in any material by cutting or sawing.
Kerl (n.) See Carl.
Kern (n.) A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; -- distinguished from gallowglass, and often used as a term of contempt.
Kern (n.) Any kind of boor or low-lived person.
Kern (n.) An idler; a vagabond.
Kern (n.) A part of the face of a type which projects beyond the body, or shank.
Kern (v. t.) To form with a kern. See 2d Kern.
Kern (n.) A churn.
Kern (n.) A hand mill. See Quern.
Kern (v. i.) To harden, as corn in ripening.
Kern (v. i.) To take the form of kernels; to granulate.
Kers (n.) Alt. of Kerse
Kess (v. t.) To kiss.
Kest (imp.) of Cast.
Lead (n.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is 11.37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206.4. Symbol Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.
Lead (n.) An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
Lead (n.) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
Lead (n.) A thin strip of type metal, used to separate
Lead (n.) Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
Lead (n.) A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.
Lead (v. t.) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
Lead (v. t.) To place leads between the
Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
Lead (v. t.) To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
Lead (v. t.) To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
Lead (v. t.) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
Lead (v. t.) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
Lead (v. i.) To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; -- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
Lead (v. t.) To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.
Lead (n.) The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
Lead (n.) precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.
Lead (n.) The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played; as, your partner has the lead.
Lead (n.) An open way in an ice field.
Lead (n.) A lode.
Lead (n.) The course of a rope from end to end.
Lead (n.) The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.
Lead (n.) the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
Lead (n.) The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
Leaf (n.) A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.
Leaf (n.) A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril.
Leaf (n.) Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as : (a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. (b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. (c) The movable side of a table. (d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. (e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. (f) One of the teeth of a pinion,
Leaf (v. i.) To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.
Leak (v.) A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.
Leak (v.) The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
Leak (a.) Leaky.
Leak (n.) To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
Leak (n.) To enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc. ; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; -- usually with in or out.
Leal (a.) Faithful; loyal; true.
Leam (n. & v. i.) See Leme.
Leam (n.) A cord or strap for leading a dog.
Lean (v. t.) To conceal.
Lean (v. i.) To inc
Lean (v. i.) To inc
Lean (v. i.) To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.
Lean (v. i.) To cause to lean; to inc
Lean (v. i.) Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
Lean (v. i.) Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.
Lean (v. i.) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.
Lean (n.) That part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat.
Lean (n.) Unremunerative copy or work.
Leap (n.) A basket.
Leap (n.) A weel or wicker trap for fish.
Leap (v. i.) To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.
Leap (v. i.) To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
Leap (v. t.) To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
Leap (v. t.) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
Leap (v. t.) To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
Leap (n.) The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
Leap (n.) Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
Leap (n.) A fault.
Leap (n.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
Lear (v. t.) To learn. See Lere, to learn.
Lear (n.) Lore; lesson.
Lear (a.) See Leer, a.
Lear (n.) An annealing oven. See Leer, n.
Leat (n.) An artificial water trench, esp. one to or from a mill.
Left (imp. & p. p.) of Leave
Lech (v. t.) To lick.
Lees (pl. ) of Lee
Leed (n.) Alt. of Leede
Leef (a. & adv.) See Lief.
Leek (n.) A plant of the genus Allium (A. Porrum), having broadly
Leep (strong imp.) Leaped.
Leer (v. t.) To learn.
Leer (a.) Empty; destitute; wanting
Leer (a.) Empty of contents.
Leer (a.) Destitute of a rider; and hence, led, not ridden; as, a leer horse.
Leer (a.) Wanting sense or seriousness; trifling; trivolous; as, leer words.
Leer (n.) An oven in which glassware is annealed.
Leer (n.) The cheek.
Leer (n.) Complexion; aspect; appearance.
Leer (n.) A distorted expression of the face, or an indirect glance of the eye, conveying a sinister or immodest suggestion.
Leer (v. i.) To look with a leer; to look askance with a suggestive expression, as of hatred, contempt, lust, etc. ; to cast a sidelong lustful or malign look.
Leer (v. t.) To entice with a leer, or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin.
Lees (n. pl.) Dregs. See 2d Lee.
Lees (n.) A leash.
Leet (obs. imp.) of Let, to allow.
Leet (n.) A portion; a list, esp. a list of candidates for an office.
Leet (n.) A court-leet; the district within the jurisdiction of a court-leet; the day on which a court-leet is held.
Leet (n.) The European pollock.
Left (imp. & p. p.) of Leave.
Left (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.
Left (n.) That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned; as, the house is on the left when you face North.
Left (n.) Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right.
Lege (v. t.) To allege; to assert.
Leme (n.) A ray or glimmer of light; a gleam.
Leme (v. i.) To shine.
Lena (n.) A procuress.
Lent (imp. & p. p.) of Lend
Lend (v. t.) To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow.
Lend (v. t.) To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food.
Lend (v. t.) To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.
Lend (v. t.) To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.
Lene (v. t.) To lend; to grant; to permit.
Lene (a.) Smooth; as, the lene breathing.
Lene (a.) Applied to certain mute consonants, as p, k, and t (or Gr. /, /, /).
Lene (n.) The smooth breathing (spiritus lenis).
Lene (n.) Any one of the lene consonants, as p, k, or t (or Gr. /, /, /).
Leno (n.) A light open cotton fabric used for window curtains.
Lens (n.) A piece of glass, or other transparent substance, ground with two opposite regular surfaces, either both curved, or one curved and the other plane, and commonly used, either singly or combined, in optical instruments, for changing the direction of rays of light, and thus magnifying objects, or otherwise modifying vision. In practice, the curved surfaces are usually spherical, though rarely cylindrical, or of some other figure.
Lent () imp. & p. p. of Lend.
Lent (n.) A fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed by some Christian churches as commemorative of the fast of our Savior.
Lent (a.) Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.
Lent (a.) See Lento.
Leod (n.) People; a nation; a man.
Leon (n.) A lion.
Lere (n.) Learning; lesson; lore.
Lere (v. t. & i.) To learn; to teach.
Lere (a.) Empty.
Lere (n.) Flesh; skin.
Lese (v. t.) To lose.
Less (conj.) Unless.
Less (a.) Smaller; not so large or great; not so much; shorter; inferior; as, a less quantity or number; a horse of less size or value; in less time than before.
Less (adv.) Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.
Less (n.) A smaller portion or quantity.
Less (n.) The inferior, younger, or smaller.
Less (v. t.) To make less; to lessen.
Lest (v. i.) To listen.
Lest (n.) Lust; desire; pleasure.
Lest (a.) Last; least.
Lest (a.) For fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not.
Lest (a.) That (without the negative particle); -- after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.
-let () A noun suffix having a diminutive force; as in streamlet, wavelet, armlet.
Lete (v. t.) To let; to leave.
Leve (a.) Dear. See Lief.
Leve (n. & v.) Same as 3d & 4th Leave.
Leve (v. i.) To live.
Leve (v. t.) To believe.
Leve (v. t.) To grant; -- used esp. in exclamations or prayers followed by a dependent clause.
Levy (n.) A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.
Levy (n.) The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.
Levy (n.) That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
Levy (n.) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.
Levy (v. t.) To raise, as a siege.
Levy (v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
Levy (v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
Levy (v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
Levy (v. t.) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
Levy (v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
Levy (v. i.) To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods.
Lewd (superl.) Not clerical; laic; laical; hence, unlearned; simple.
Lewd (superl.) Belonging to the lower classes, or the rabble; idle and lawless; bad; vicious.
Lewd (superl.) Given to the promiscuous indulgence of lust; dissolute; lustful; libidinous.
Lewd (superl.) Suiting, or proceeding from, lustfulness; involving unlawful sexual desire; as, lewd thoughts, conduct, or language.
Mead (n.) A fermented drink made of water and honey with malt, yeast, etc.; metheglin; hydromel.
Mead (n.) A drink composed of sirup of sarsaparilla or other flavoring extract, and water. It is sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas.
Mead (n.) A meadow.
Meak (n.) A hook with a long handle.
Meal (n.) A part; a fragment; a portion.
Meal (n.) The portion of food taken at a particular time for the satisfaction of appetite; the quantity usually taken at one time with the purpose of satisfying hunger; a repast; the act or time of eating a meal; as, the traveler has not eaten a good meal for a week; there was silence during the meal.
Meal (n.) Grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse.
Meal (n.) Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated.
Meal (v. t.) To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.
Meal (v. t.) To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
Mean (v. t.) To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do ?
Mean (v. t.) To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
Mean (v. i.) To have a purpose or intention.
Mean (superl.) Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar; humble.
Mean (superl.) Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive.
Mean (superl.) Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
Mean (superl.) Of poor quality; as, mean fare.
Mean (superl.) Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean hospitality.
Mean (a.) Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes.
Mean (a.) Intermediate in excellence of any kind.
Mean (a.) Average; having an intermediate value between two extremes, or between the several successive values of a variable quantity during one cycle of variation; as, mean distance; mean motion; mean solar day.
Mean (n.) That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure.
Mean (n.) A quantity having an intermediate value between several others, from which it is derived, and of which it expresses the resultant value; usually, unless otherwise specified, it is the simple average, formed by adding the quantities together and dividing by their number, which is called an arithmetical mean. A geometrical mean is the square root of the product of the quantities.
Mean (n.) That through which, or by the help of which, an end is attained; something tending to an object desired; intermediate agency or measure; necessary condition or coagent; instrument.
Mean (n.) Hence: Resources; property, revenue, or the like, considered as the condition of easy livelihood, or an instrumentality at command for effecting any purpose; disposable force or substance.
Mean (n.) A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part.
Mean (n.) Meantime; meanwhile.
Mean (n.) A mediator; a go-between.
Mear (n.) A boundary. See Mere.
Meat (n.) Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg.
Meat (n.) The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat.
Meat (n.) Specifically, dinner; the chief meal.
Meat (v. t.) To supply with food.
Meaw (n.) The sea mew.
Meaw (v. i.) See Mew, to cry as a cat.
Mede (n.) A native or inhabitant of Media in Asia.
Mede (n.) See lst & 2d Mead, and Meed.
Meed (n.) That which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of merit; reward; recompense.
Meed (n.) Merit or desert; worth.
Meed (n.) A gift; also, a bride.
Meed (v. t.) To reward; to repay.
Meed (v. t.) To deserve; to merit.
Meek (superl.) Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.
Meek (superl.) Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face.
Meek (v. t.) Alt. of Meeken
Meer (a.) Simple; unmixed. See Mere, a.
Meer (n.) See Mere, a lake.
Meer (n.) A boundary. See Mere.
Meet (v. t.) To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.
Meet (v. t.) To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.
Meet (v. t.) To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.
Meet (v. t.) To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate.
Meet (v. t.) To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand.
Meet (v. t.) To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in close relationship; as, we met in the street; two
Meet (v. t.) To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
Meet (v. t.) To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.
Meet (v. t.) To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
Meet (n.) An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
Meet (a.) Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
Meet (adv.) Meetly.
Meg- () Alt. of Megalo-
Mega () Alt. of Megalo-
Mell (v. i. & t.) To mix; to meddle.
Mell (n.) Honey.
Mell (n.) A mill.
Melt (n.) See 2d Milt.
Melt (v.) To reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow.
Melt (v.) Hence: To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken.
Melt (v. i.) To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures.
Melt (v. i.) To dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth.
Melt (v. i.) Hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear.
Melt (v. i.) To lose distinct form or out
Melt (v. i.) To disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away.
Mend (v. t.) To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
Mend (v. t.) To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
Mend (v. t.) To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
Mend (v. i.) To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
Ment (p. p.) of Menge
Ment () p. p. of Menge.
Menu (n.) The details of a banquet; a bill of fare.
Meow (v. i. & n.) See 6th and 7th Mew.
Merd (n.) Ordure; dung.
Mere (n.) A pool or lake.
Mere (n.) A boundary.
Mere (v. t.) To divide, limit, or bound.
Mere (n.) A mare.
Mere (Superl.) Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified.
Mere (Superl.) Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form.
Merk (n.) An old Scotch silver coin; a mark or marc.
Merk (n.) A mark; a sign.
Merl (n.) Alt. of Merle
Mes- () See Meso-.
Mesa (/.) A high tableland; a plateau on a hill.
Mesh (n.) The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads inclosing such a space; network; a net.
Mesh (n.) The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
Mesh (v. t.) To catch in a mesh.
Mesh (v. i.) To engage with each other, as the teeth of wheels.
Mes- () A combining form denoting in the middle, intermediate;
Mes- () denoting a type of hydrocarbons which are regarded as methenyl derivatives. Also used adjectively.
Mess (n.) Mass; church service.
Mess (n.) A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; as, a mess of pottage; also, the food given to a beast at one time.
Mess (n.) A number of persons who eat together, and for whom food is prepared in common; especially, persons in the military or naval service who eat at the same table; as, the wardroom mess.
Mess (n.) A set of four; -- from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner.
Mess (n.) The milk given by a cow at one milking.
Mess (n.) A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; as, he made a mess of it.
Mess (v. i.) To take meals with a mess; to belong to a mess; to eat (with others); as, I mess with the wardroom officers.
Mess (v. t.) To supply with a mess.
Mest (a.) Most.
Met- () A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely.
Met- () Other; duplicate, corresponding to; resembling; hence, metameric; as, meta-arabinic, metaldehyde.
Met- () That two replacing radicals, in the benzene nucleus, occupy the relative positions of 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 5, 4 and 6, 5 and 1, or 6 and 2; as, metacresol, etc. See Ortho-, and Para-.
Met- () Having less than the highest number of hydroxyl groups; -- said of acids; as, metaphosphoric acid. Also used adjectively.
-tre (n.) The point of intersection of a vertical
Mete (n.) Meat.
Mete (v. t. & i.) To meet.
Mete (v. i. & t.) To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed.
Mete (a.) To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule or standard; to measure.
Mete (v. i.) To measure.
Mete (n.) Measure; limit; boundary; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in the phrase metes and bounds.
Meth (n.) See Meathe.
Meve (v. t. & i.) To move.
Mewl (v. i.) To cry, as a young child; to squall.
Mews (n. sing. & pl.) An alley where there are stables; a narrow passage; a confined place.
Neaf (n.) See 2d Neif.
Neal (v. t.) To anneal.
Neal (v. i.) To be tempered by heat.
Neap (n.) The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals.
Neap (a.) Low.
Neap (n.) A neap tide.
Near (adv.) At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
Near (adv.) Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
Near (adv.) Closely; intimately.
Near (adv.) Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
Near (adv.) Closely connected or related.
Near (adv.) Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
Near (adv.) Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
Near (adv.) So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape.
Near (adv.) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a.
Near (a) Immediate; direct; close; short.
Near (a) Close-fisted; parsimonious.
Near (prep.) Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
Near (adv.) To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
Near (v. i.) To draw near; to approach.
Neat (n. sing. & pl.) Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos; as, a neat's tongue; a neat's foot.
Neat (n.) Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
Neat (a.) Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
Neat (a.) Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
Neat (a.) Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy.
Neat (a.) Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
Neat (a.) With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
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.
Neck (v. t.) To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft.
Neck (v. t. & i.) To kiss and caress amorously.
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.
Need (v. i.) To be wanted; to be necessary.
Need (adv.) Of necessity. See Needs.
Neer (adv. & a.) Nearer.
Neif (n.) Alt. of Neife
Neif (n.) Alt. of Neaf
Neaf (n.) The fist.
Nems (n.) The ichneumon.
Neo- () A prefix meaning new, recent, late; and in chemistry designating specifically that variety of metameric hydrocarbons which, when the name was applied, had been recently classified, and in which at least one carbon atom in connected directly with four other carbon atoms; -- contrasted with normal and iso-; as, neopentane; the neoparaffins. Also used adjectively.
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.
Nere () Were not.
Nero (n.) A Roman emperor notorius for debauchery and barbarous cruelty; hence, any profligate and cruel ruler or merciless tyrant.
Nese (n.) Nose.
Nesh (a.) Soft; tender; delicate.
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.
Nest (v. i.) To build and occupy a nest.
Nest (v. t.) To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
Neve (n.) The upper part of a glacier, above the limit or perpetual snow. See Galcier.
News (n) A report of recent occurences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tindings; recent intelligence.
News (n) Something strange or newly happened.
News (n) A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper.
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.
Next (superl.) Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.
Next (superl.) Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.
Next (superl.) Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order.
Next (superl.) Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant.
Next (adv.) In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately suceeding; as, this man follows next.
O'er (prep. & adv.) A contr. of Over.
Peas (pl. ) of Pea
Peak (n.) A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
Peak (n.) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
Peak (n.) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
Peak (n.) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
Peak (n.) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
Peak (v. i.) To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
Peak (v. i.) To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
Peak (v. i.) To pry; to peep slyly.
Peak (v. t.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
Peal (n.) A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
Peal (v. i.) To appeal.
Peal (n.) A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc.
Peal (n.) A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale; also, the changes rung on a set of bells.
Peal (v. i.) To utter or give out loud sounds.
Peal (v. i.) To resound; to echo.
Peal (v. t.) To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise abroad.
Peal (v. t.) To assail with noise or loud sounds.
Peal (v. t.) To pour out.
Pean (n.) One of the furs, the ground being sable, and the spots or tufts or.
Pean (n.) A song of praise and triumph. See Paean.
Pear (n.) The fleshy pome, or fruit, of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus communis), cultivated in many varieties in temperate climates; also, the tree which bears this fruit. See Pear family, below.
Peat (n.) A small person; a pet; -- sometimes used contemptuously.
Peat (n.) A substance of vegetable origin, consisting of roots and fibers, moss, etc., in various stages of decomposition, and found, as a kind of turf or bog, usually in low situations, where it is always more or less saturated with water. It is often dried and used for fuel.
Peba (n.) An armadillo (Tatusia novemcincta) which is found from Texas to Paraguay; -- called also tatouhou.
Peck (n.) The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.
Peck (n.) A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
Peck (v.) To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.
Peck (v.) Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.
Peck (v.) To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up.
Peck (v.) To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.
Peck (v. i.) To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.
Peck (v. i.) To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
Peck (n.) A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.
Peek (v. i.) To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.
Peel (n.) A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
Peel (n.) A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on
Peel (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
Peel (v. t.) To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
Peel (v. t.) To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
Peel (v. i.) To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
Peel (n.) The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
Peen (n.) A round-edged, or hemispherical, end to the head of a hammer or sledge, used to stretch or bend metal by indentation.
Peen (n.) The sharp-edged end of the head of a mason's hammer.
Peen (v. t.) To draw, bend, or straighten, as metal, by blows with the peen of a hammer or sledge.
Peep (v. i.) To cry, as a chicken hatching or newly hatched; to chirp; to cheep.
Peep (v. i.) To begin to appear; to look forth from concealment; to make the first appearance.
Peep (v. i.) To look cautiously or slyly; to peer, as through a crevice; to pry.
Peep (n.) The cry of a young chicken; a chirp.
Peep (n.) First outlook or appearance.
Peep (n.) A sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment.
Peep (n.) Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper (Trigna minutilla).
Peep (n.) The European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis).
Peer (v. i.) To come in sight; to appear.
Peer (v. i.) To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day.
Peer (n.) One of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate.
Peer (n.) A comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate.
Peer (n.) A nobleman; a member of one of the five degrees of the British nobility, namely, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron; as, a peer of the realm.
Peer (v. t.) To make equal in rank.
Peer (v. t.) To be, or to assume to be, equal.
Pegm (n.) A sort of moving machine employed in the old pageants.
Pein (n.) See Peen.
Pela (n.) See Wax insect, under Wax.
Pelf (n.) Money; riches; lucre; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten or worthless. It has no plural.
Pell (v. t.) To pelt; to knock about.
Pell (n.) A skin or hide; a pelt.
Pell (n.) A roll of parchment; a parchment record.
Pelt (n.) The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering on it. See 4th Fell.
Pelt (n.) The human skin.
Pelt (n.) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
Pelt (v. t.) To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.
Pelt (v. t.) To throw; to use as a missile.
Pelt (v. i.) To throw missiles.
Pelt (v. i.) To throw out words.
Pelt (n.) A blow or stroke from something thrown.
Pent () of Pen
Pend (n.) Oil cake; penock.
Pend (v. i.) To hang; to depend.
Pend (v. i.) To be undecided, or in process of adjustment.
Pend (v. t.) To pen; to confine.
Penk (n.) A minnow. See Pink, n., 4.
Pens (n.) pl. of Penny.
Pent (v. t.) Penned or shut up; confined; -- often with up.
Peon (n.) See Poon.
Peon (n.) A foot soldier; a policeman; also, an office attendant; a messenger.
Peon (n.) A day laborer; a servant; especially, in some of the Spanish American countries, debtor held by his creditor in a form of qualified servitude, to work out a debt.
Peon (n.) See 2d Pawn.
Pepo (n.) Any fleshy fruit with a firm rind, as a pumpkin, melon, or gourd. See Gourd.
Per- () A prefix used to signify through, throughout, by, for, or as an intensive as perhaps, by hap or chance; perennial, that lasts throughout the year; perforce, through or by force; perfoliate, perforate; perspicuous, evident throughout or very evident; perplex, literally, to entangle very much.
Per- () Originally, denoting that the element to the name of which it is prefixed in the respective compounds exercised its highest valence; now, only that the element has a higher valence than in other similar compounds; thus, barium peroxide is the highest oxide of barium; while nitrogen and manganese peroxides, so-called, are not the highest oxides of those elements.
Pere (n.) A peer.
Peri (n.) An imaginary being, male or female, like an elf or fairy, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from paradise till penance is accomplished.
Perk (v. t.) To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head.
Perk (v. i.) To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily.
Perk (a.) Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.
Perk (v. i.) To peer; to look inquisitively.
Pern (v. t.) To take profit of; to make profitable.
Pern (n.) The honey buzzard.
Pers (a.) Light blue; grayish blue; -- a term applied to different shades at different periods.
Pers (n.) A cloth of sky-blue color.
Pert (a.) Open; evident; apert.
Pert (a.) Lively; brisk; sprightly; smart.
Pert (a.) Indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent.
Pert (v. i.) To behave with pertness.
Pery (n.) A pear tree. See Pirie.
Pese (n.) A pea.
Peso (n.) A Spanish dollar; also, an Argentine, Chilian, Colombian, etc., coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight.
Pest (n.) A fatal epidemic disease; a pestilence; specif., the plague.
Pest (n.) Anything which resembles a pest; one who, or that which, is troublesome, noxious, mischievous, or destructive; a nuisance.
Read (n.) Rennet. See 3d Reed.
Read (imp. & p. p.) of Read
Read (v. t.) To advise; to counsel.
Read (v. t.) To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
Read (v. t.) To tell; to declare; to recite.
Read (v. t.) To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
Read (v. t.) Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
Read (v. t.) To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
Read (v. t.) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
Read (v. i.) To give advice or counsel.
Read (v. i.) To tell; to declare.
Read (v. i.) To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
Read (v. i.) To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
Read (v. i.) To learn by reading.
Read (v. i.) To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
Read (v. i.) To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
Read (v. t.) Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
Read (v.) Reading.
Read () imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
Read (a.) Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
Reak (n.) A rush.
Reak (n.) A prank.
Real (n.) A small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.
Real (a.) Royal; regal; kingly.
Real (a.) Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
Real (a.) True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.
Real (a.) Relating to things, not to persons.
Real (a.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
Real (a.) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.
Real (n.) A realist.
Ream (n.) Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale.
Ream (v. i.) To cream; to mantle.
Ream (v. t.) To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments.
Ream (n.) A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets.
Ream (v. t.) To bevel out, as the mouth of a hole in wood or metal; in modern usage, to enlarge or dress out, as a hole, with a reamer.
Reap (v. t.) To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
Reap (v. t.) To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions.
Reap (v. t.) To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.
Reap (v. t.) To deprive of the beard; to shave.
Reap (v. i.) To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest.
Reap (v.) A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.
Rear (adv.) Early; soon.
Rear (n.) The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front.
Rear (n.) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
Rear (a.) Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
Rear (v. t.) To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
Rear (v. t.) To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
Rear (v. t.) To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
Rear (v. t.) To lift and take up.
Rear (v. t.) To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
Rear (v. t.) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
Rear (v. t.
Rear (v. i.) To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
Reft () of Reave
Raft () of Reave
Reck (v. t.) To make account of; to care for; to heed; to regard.
Reck (v. t.) To concern; -- used impersonally.
Reck (v. i.) To make account; to take heed; to care; to mind; -- often followed by of.
Rede (v. t.) To advise or counsel.
Rede (v. t.) To interpret; to explain.
Rede (n.) Advice; counsel; suggestion.
Rede (n.) A word or phrase; a motto; a proverb; a wise saw.
Reed (a.) Red.
Reed (v. & n.) Same as Rede.
Reed (n.) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.
Reed (n.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially the common reed of Europe and North America (Phragmites communis).
Reed (n.) A musical instrument made of the hollow joint of some plant; a rustic or pastoral pipe.
Reed (n.) An arrow, as made of a reed.
Reed (n.) Straw prepared for thatching a roof.
Reed (n.) A small piece of cane or wood attached to the mouthpiece of certain instruments, and set in vibration by the breath. In the clarinet it is a single fiat reed; in the oboe and bassoon it is double, forming a compressed tube.
Reed (n.) One of the thin pieces of metal, the vibration of which produce the tones of a melodeon, accordeon, harmonium, or seraphine; also attached to certain sets or registers of pipes in an organ.
Reed (n.) A frame having parallel flat stripe of metal or reed, between which the warp threads pass, set in the swinging lathe or batten of a loom for beating up the weft; a sley. See Batten.
Reed (n.) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
Reed (n.) Same as Reeding.
Reef (n.) A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water. See Coral reefs, under Coral.
Reef (n.) A large vein of auriferous quartz; -- so called in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore.
Reef (v. t.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the sail to the force of the wind.
Reef (v. t.) To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.
Reek (n.) A rick.
Reek (n.) Vapor; steam; smoke; fume.
Reek (v. i.) To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale.
Reel (n.) A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
Reel (n.) A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads,
Reel (n.) A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, -- for cotton or
Reel (n.) A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives.
Reel (v. t.) To roll.
Reel (v. t.) To wind upon a reel, as yarn or thread.
Reel (v. i.) To inc
Reel (v. i.) To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
Reel (n.) The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel.
Reem (n.) The Hebrew name of a horned wild animal, probably the Urus.
Reem (v. t.) To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.
Rove (imp. & p. p.) of Reeve
Reft (imp. & p. p.) Bereft.
Reft (n.) A chink; a rift. See Rift.
Reis (pl. ) of Rei
Reif (n.) Robbery; spoil.
Reim (n.) A strip of oxhide, deprived of hair, and rendered pliable, -- used for twisting into ropes, etc.
Rein (n.) The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse.
Rein (n.) Hence, an instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing; government; restraint.
Rein (v. t.) To govern or direct with the reins; as, to rein a horse one way or another.
Rein (v. t.) To restrain; to control; to check.
Rein (v. i.) To be guided by reins.
Reis (n.) The word is used as a Portuguese designation of money of account, one hundred reis being about equal in value to eleven cents.
Reis (n.) A common title in the East for a person in authority, especially the captain of a ship.
Reit (n.) Sedge; seaweed.
Rely (v. i.) To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend; -- with on, formerly also with in.
Reme (n.) Realm.
Rent (imp. & p. p.) of Rend
Rend (v. t.) To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.
Rend (v. t.) To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
Rend (v. i.) To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
Reng (n.) A rank; a row.
Reng (n.) A rung or round of a ladder.
Rent (v. i.) To rant.
Rent () imp. & p. p. of Rend.
Rent (n.) An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
Rent (n.) Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
Rent (v. t.) To tear. See Rend.
Rent (n.) Income; revenue. See Catel.
Rent (n.) Pay; reward; share; toll.
Rent (n.) A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
Rent (n.) To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
Rent (n.) To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
Rent (v. i.) To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
Rese (v. i.) To shake; to quake; to tremble.
Rest (v. t.) To arrest.
Rest (n.) A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.
Rest (n.) Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
Rest (n.) Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.
Rest (n.) That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
Rest (n.) A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
Rest (n.) A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
Rest (n.) A short pause in reading verse; a c/sura.
Rest (n.) The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
Rest (n.) A set or game at tennis.
Rest (n.) Silence in music or in one of its parts; the name of the character that stands for such silence. They are named as notes are, whole, half, quarter,etc.
Rest (n.) To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.
Rest (n.) To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
Rest (n.) To lie; to repose; to rec
Rest (n.) To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
Rest (n.) To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
Rest (n.) To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
Rest (n.) To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
Rest (v. t.) To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
Rest (v. t.) To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.
Rest (n.) That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
Rest (n.) Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
Rest (n.) A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the Bank of England, the balance of assets above liabilities.
Rest (v. i.) To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
Rete (n.) A net or network; a plexus; particularly, a network of blood vessels or nerves, or a part resembling a network.
Reve (v. t.) To reave.
Reve (n.) An officer, steward, or governor.
Rewe (v. t. & i.) To rue.
Reyn (n.) Rain or rein.
Seah (n.) A Jewish dry measure containing one third of an an ephah.
Seak (n.) Soap prepared for use in milling cloth.
Seal (n.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae.
Seal (n.) An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication or security.
Seal (n.) Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to give a deed under hand and seal.
Seal (n.) That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.
Seal (n.) That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.
Seal (n.) An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a draintrap.
Seal (v. t.) To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.
Seal (v. t.) To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.
Seal (v. t.) To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.
Seal (v. t.) Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.
Seal (v. t.) To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.
Seal (v. t.) To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.
Seal (v. t.) Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.
Seal (v. i.) To affix one's seal, or a seal.
Seam (n.) Grease; tallow; lard.
Seam (n.) The fold or
Seam (n.) Hence, a
Seam (n.) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
Seam (n.) A
Seam (v. t.) To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
Seam (v. t.) To mark with something resembling a seam; to
Seam (v. t.) To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
Seam (v. i.) To become ridgy; to crack open.
Seam (n.) A denomination of weight or measure.
Seam (n.) The quantity of eight bushels of grain.
Seam (n.) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass.
Sean (n.) A seine. See Seine.
Sear (a.) Alt. of Sere
Sere (a.) [OE. seer, AS. sear (assumed) fr. searian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor/n to to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. /ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. A152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves.
Sear (a.) To wither; to dry up.
Sear (a.) To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat such as changes the color or the hardness and texture of the surface; to scorch; to make callous; as, to sear the skin or flesh. Also used figuratively.
Sear (n.) The catch in a gunlock by which the hammer is held cocked or half cocked.
Seat (n.) The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
Seat (n.) The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.
Seat (n.) That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.
Seat (n.) A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house.
Seat (n.) Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
Seat (n.) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.
Seat (v. t.) To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
Seat (v. t.) To cause to occupy a
Seat (v. t.) To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
Seat (v. t.) To fix; to set firm.
Seat (v. t.) To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
Seat (v. t.) To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
Seat (v. i.) To rest; to lie down.
Seck (a.) Barren; unprofitable. See Rent seck, under Rent.
Sect (n.) A cutting; a scion.
Sect (n.) Those following a particular leader or authority, or attached to a certain opinion; a company or set having a common belief or allegiance distinct from others; in religion, the believers in a particular creed, or upholders of a particular practice; especially, in modern times, a party dissenting from an established church; a denomination; in philosophy, the disciples of a particular master; a school; in society and the state, an order, rank, class, or party.
Seen (p. p.) of See
Seed (pl. ) of Seed
Seed (n.) A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.
Seed (n.) Any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.
Seed (n.) The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; -- not used in the plural.
Seed (n.) That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
Seed (n.) The principle of production.
Seed (n.) Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.
Seed (n.) Race; generation; birth.
Seed (v. t.) To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
Seed (v. t.) To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
Seek (a.) Sick.
Seek (v. t.) To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
Seek (v. t.) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.
Seek (v. t.) To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.
Seek (v. t.) To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
Seek (v. i.) To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery.
Seel (v. t.) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.
Seel (v. t.) Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind.
Seel (v. i.) To inc
Seel (n.) Alt. of Seeling
Seel (n.) Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] "So have I seel".
Seel (n.) Time; season; as, hay seel.
Seem (a.) To appear, or to appear to be; to have a show or semblance; to present an appearance; to look; to strike one's apprehension or fancy as being; to be taken as.
Seem (v. t.) To befit; to beseem.
Seen () p. p. of See.
Seen (a.) Versed; skilled; accomplished.
Seep (v. i.) Alt. of Sipe
Sipe (v. i.) To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.
Sipy (a.) Oozy; -- applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.
Seer (a.) Sore; painful.
Seer (n.) One who sees.
Seer (n.) A person who foresees events; a prophet.
Seet (imp.) Sate; sat.
Sego (n.) A liliaceous plant (Calochortus Nuttallii) of Western North America, and its edible bulb; -- so called by the Ute Indians and the Mormons.
Seid (n.) A descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima and nephew Ali.
-ies (pl. ) of Seigniory
Seke (a.) Sick.
Seke (v. t. & i.) To seek.
Seld (a.) Rare; uncommon; unusual.
Seld (adv.) Rarely; seldom.
Self (a.) Same; particular; very; identical.
Self (n.) The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.
Self (n.) Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
Self (n.) Personification; embodiment.
Sell (n.) Self.
Sell (n.) A sill.
Sell (n.) A cell; a house.
Sell (n.) A saddle for a horse.
Sell (n.) A throne or lofty seat.
Sold (imp. & p. p.) of Sell
Sell (v. t.) To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money.
Sell (v. t.) To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.
Sell (v. t.) To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.
Sell (v. i.) To practice selling commodities.
Sell (v. i.) To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.
Sell (n.) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
Sely (a.) Silly.
Seme (a.) Sprinkled or sown; -- said of field, or a charge, when strewed or covered with small charges.
Sent (imp. & p. p.) of Send
Send (v. t.) To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger.
Send (v. t.) To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of; as, to send a message.
Send (v. t.) To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl; as, to send a ball, an arrow, or the like.
Send (v. t.) To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.
Send (v. i.) To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
Send (v. i.) To pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.
Send (n.) The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily.
Sens (adv.) Since.
Sent (v. & n.) See Scent, v. & n.
Sent () obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Send, for sendeth.
Sent () imp. & p. p. of Send.
Sept (n.) A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; -- used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland.
Sere (a.) Dry; withered. Same as Sear.
Sere (n.) Claw; talon.
Serf (v. t.) A servant or slave employed in husbandry, and in some countries attached to the soil and transferred with it, as formerly in Russia.
Serr (v. t.) To crowd, press, or drive together.
Sess (v. t.) To lay a tax upon; to assess.
Sess (n.) A tax; an assessment. See Cess.
Seta (n.) Any slender, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ or part; as the hairs of a caterpillar, the slender spines of a crustacean, the hairlike processes of a protozoan, the bristles or stiff hairs on the leaves of some plants, or the pedicel of the capsule of a moss.
Seta (n.) One of the movable chitinous spines or hooks of an annelid. They usually arise in clusters from muscular capsules, and are used in locomotion and for defense. They are very diverse in form.
Seta (n.) One of the spinelike feathers at the base of the bill of certain birds.
Sett (n.) See Set, n., 2 (e) and 3.
Sewn () of Sew
Sewe (v. i.) To perform the duties of a sewer. See 3d Sewer.
Sex- () A combining form meaning six; as, sexdigitism; sexennial.
Sext (n.) The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary.
Sext (n.) The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII.
Seyh () imp. sing. & 2d pers. pl. of See.
Seye () Alt. of Seyen
Tead (n.) Alt. of Teade
Teak (n.) A tree of East Indies (Tectona grandis) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree.
Teal (n.) Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion. The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or blue speculum on the wings.
Team (n.) A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.
Team (n.) Hence, a number of animals moving together.
Team (n.) Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like.
Team (n.) A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc.
Team (n.) A flock of wild ducks.
Team (n.) A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto.
Team (v. i.) To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.
Team (v. t.) To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber.
Tear (n.) A drop of the limpid, sa
Tear (n.) Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.
Tear (n.) That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.
Tore (imp.) of Tear
Tare () of Tear
Torn (p. p.) of Tear
Tear (v. t.) To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.
Tear (v. t.) Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.
Tear (v. t.) To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
Tear (v. t.) To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
Tear (v. t.) To move violently; to agitate.
Tear (v. i.) To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.
Tear (v. i.) To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.
Tear (n.) The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.
Teat (n.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit.
Teat (n.) A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal.
Teek (n.) See Teak.
Teel (n.) Sesame.
Teem (v. t.) To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.
Teem (v. t.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.
Teem (a.) To think fit.
Teem (v. i.) To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
Teem (v. i.) To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.
Teem (v. t.) To produce; to bring forth.
Teen (n.) Grief; sorrow; affiction; pain.
Teen (n.) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to affict; to injure.
Teen (v. t.) To hedge or fence in; to inclose.
Teil (n.) The lime tree, or linden; -- called also teil tree.
Told (imp. & p. p.) of Tell
Tell (v. t.) To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
Tell (v. t.) To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
Tell (v. t.) To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
Tell (v. t.) To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
Tell (v. t.) To order; to request; to command.
Tell (v. t.) To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins.
Tell (v. t.) To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
Tell (v. i.) To give an account; to make report.
Tell (v. i.) To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.
Tell (n.) That which is told; tale; account.
Tell (n.) A hill or mound.
Tend (v. t.) To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
Tend (v. t.) To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks.
Tend (v. t.) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
Tend (v. i.) To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.
Tend (v. i.) To await; to expect.
Tend (a.) To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.
Tend (a.) To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
Tene (n. & v.) See 1st and 2d Teen.
Tent (n.) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; -- called also tent wine, and tinta.
Tent (n.) Attention; regard, care.
Tent (n.) Intention; design.
Tent (v. t.) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
Tent (v. t.) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
Tent (n.) A roll of lint or
Tent (n.) A probe for searching a wound.
Tent (n.) A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, -- used for sheltering persons from the weather, especially soldiers in camp.
Tent (n.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
Tent (v. i.) To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
Ter- () A combining form from L. ter signifying three times, thrice. See Tri-, 2.
Term (n.) That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
Term (n.) The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.
Term (n.) In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms.
Term (n.) A point,
Term (n.) A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration
Term (n.) The limitation of an estate; or rather, the whole time for which an estate is granted, as for the term of a life or lives, or for a term of years.
Term (n.) A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation.
Term (n.) The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes.
Term (n.) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
Term (n.) A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term.
Term (n.) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; -- called also terminal figure. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.
Term (n.) A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.
Term (n.) The menses.
Term (n.) Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.
Term (n.) In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
Term (n.) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
Term (n.) To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.
Tern (n.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various allied genera.
Tern (a.) Threefold; triple; consisting of three; ternate.
Tern (a.) That which consists of, or pertains to, three things or numbers together; especially, a prize in a lottery resulting from the favorable combination of three numbers in the drawing; also, the three numbers themselves.
Test (n.) A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
Test (n.) Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.
Test (n.) Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
Test (n.) That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
Test (n.) Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion.
Test (n.) Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
Test (n.) A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt.
Test (v. t.) To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
Test (v. t.) To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument.
Test (v. t.) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
Test (n.) A witness.
Test (v. i.) To make a testament, or will.
Test (n.) Alt. of Testa
Tete (n.) A kind of wig; false hair.
Teuk (n.) The redshank.
Text (n.) A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
Text (n.) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
Text (n.) A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
Text (n.) Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
Text (n.) A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
Text (v. t.) To write in large characters, as in text hand.
Veal (n.) The flesh of a calf when killed and used for food.
Veda (n.) The ancient sacred literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature.
Veer (v. i.) To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north.
Veer (v. t.) To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.
Vega (n.) A brilliant star of the first magnitude, the brightest of those constituting the constellation Lyra.
Veil (n.) Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.
Veil (n.) A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
Veil (n.) The calyptra of mosses.
Veil (n.) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
Veil (n.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
Veil (n.) Same as Velum, 3.
Veil (n.) To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
Veil (n.) Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
Vein (n.) One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.
Vein (n.) One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.
Vein (n.) One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.
Vein (n.) A narrow mass of rock intersecting other rocks, and filling inc
Vein (n.) A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
Vein (n.) A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.
Vein (n.) A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course.
Vein (n.) Peculiar temper or temperament; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humor; strain; quality; also, manner of speech or action; as, a rich vein of humor; a satirical vein.
Vein (v. t.) To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
Vele (n.) A veil.
Vell (n.) The salted stomach of a calf, used in making cheese; a rennet bag.
Vell (n.) To cut the turf from, as for burning.
Vela (pl. ) of Velum
Vena (n.) A vein.
Vend (v. t.) To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; to make an object of trade; to dispose of by sale; to sell; as, to vend goods; to vend vegetables.
Vend (n.) The act of vending or selling; a sale.
Vend (n.) The total sales of coal from a colliery.
Vent (n.) Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
Vent (v. t.) To sell; to vend.
Vent (n.) A baiting place; an inn.
Vent (v. i.) To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
Vent (n.) A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid to escape; as, the vent of a cask; the vent of a mold; a volcanic vent.
Vent (n.) The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
Vent (n.) The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
Vent (n.) Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
Vent (n.) Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
Vent (n.) Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
Vent (v. t.) To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.
Vent (v. t.) To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
Vent (v. t.) To utter; to report; to publish.
Vent (v. t.) To scent, as a hound.
Vent (v. t.) To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.
Verb (n.) A word; a vocable.
Verb (n.) A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action.
Verd (n.) The privilege of cutting green wood within a forest for fuel.
Verd (n.) The right of pasturing animals in a forest.
Verd (n.) Greenness; freshness.
Vers (n. sing. & pl.) A verse or verses. See Verse.
Vert (n.) Everything that grows, and bears a green leaf, within the forest; as, to preserve vert and venison is the duty of the verderer.
Vert (n.) The right or privilege of cutting growing wood.
Vert (n.) The color green, represented in a drawing or engraving by parallel
Very (v. t.) True; real; actual; veritable.
Very (adv.) In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt.
Vese (n.) Onset; rush; violent draught or wind.
Vest (n.) An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
Vest (n.) Any outer covering; array; garb.
Vest (n.) Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
Vest (n.) To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
Vest (n.) To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death.
Vest (n.) To place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.
Vest (n.) To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.
Vest (n.) To clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in possession.
Vest (v. i.) To come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.
Veto (n.) An authoritative prohibition or negative; a forbidding; an interdiction.
Veto (n.) A power or right possessed by one department of government to forbid or prohibit the carrying out of projects attempted by another department; especially, in a constitutional government, a power vested in the chief executive to prevent the enactment of measures passed by the legislature. Such a power may be absolute, as in the case of the Tribunes of the People in ancient Rome, or limited, as in the case of the President of the United States. Called also the veto power.
Veto (n.) The exercise of such authority; an act of prohibition or prevention; as, a veto is probable if the bill passes.
Veto (n.) A document or message communicating the reasons of the executive for not officially approving a proposed law; -- called also veto message.
Veto (v. t.) To prohibit; to negative; also, to refuse assent to, as a legislative bill, and thus prevent its enactment; as, to veto an appropriation bill.
Weak (v. i.) Wanting physical strength.
Weak (v. i.) Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
Weak (v. i.) Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
Weak (v. i.) Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
Weak (v. i.) Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.
Weak (v. i.) Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.
Weak (v. i.) Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.
Weak (v. i.) Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine.
Weak (v. i.) Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.
Weak (v. i.) Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.
Weak (v. i.) Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
Weak (v. i.) Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
Weak (v. i.) Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
Weak (v. i.) Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.
Weak (v. i.) Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.
Weak (v. i.) Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.
Weak (v. i.) Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.
Weak (v. i.) Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
Weak (v. i.) Lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state.
Weak (v. i.) Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.
Weak (v. i.) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a).
Weak (v. i.) Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b).
Weak (a.) To make or become weak; to weaken.
Weal (n.) The mark of a stripe. See Wale.
Weal (v. t.) To mark with stripes. See Wale.
Weal (adv.) A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.
Weal (adv.) The body politic; the state; common wealth.
Weal (v. t.) To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous.
Wean (a.) To accustom and reconcile, as a child or other young animal, to a want or deprivation of mother's milk; to take from the breast or udder; to cause to cease to depend on the mother nourishment.
Wean (a.) Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of desire; to reconcile to the want or loss of anything.
Wean (n.) A weanling; a young child.
Wear (n.) Same as Weir.
Wear (v. t.) To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up, instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessel's bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther, her sails fill on the other side; to veer.
Wore (imp.) of Wear
Worn (p. p.) of Wear
Wear (v. t.) To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon one's self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage, etc.; to have appendant to one's body; to have on; as, to wear a coat; to wear a shackle.
Wear (v. t.) To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
Wear (v. t.) To use up by carrying or having upon one's self; hence, to consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to wear clothes rapidly.
Wear (v. t.) To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend.
Wear (v. t.) To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole.
Wear (v. t.) To form or shape by, or as by, attrition.
Wear (v. i.) To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.
Wear (v. i.) To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually.
Wear (n.) The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.
Wear (n.) The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion.
Wove (imp.) of Weave
Wove () of Weave
Weed (n.) A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
Weed (n.) An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat; especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman; as, a widow's weeds.
Weed (n.) A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
Weed (n.) Underbrush; low shrubs.
Weed (n.) Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Weed (n.) Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
Weed (n.) An animal unfit to breed from.
Weed (n.) Tobacco, or a cigar.
Weed (v. t.) To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
Weed (v. t.) To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate.
Weed (v. t.) To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
Weed (v. t.) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
Week (n.) A period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one Sabbath or Sunday to the next.
Weel (a. & adv.) Well.
Weel (n.) A whirlpool.
Weel () Alt. of Weely
Ween (v. i.) To think; to imagine; to fancy.
Weep (n.) The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.
Weep () imp. of Weep, for wept.
Wept (imp. & p. p.) of Weep
Weep (v. i.) Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.
Weep (v. i.) To lament; to complain.
Weep (v. i.) To flow in drops; to run in drops.
Weep (v. i.) To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
Weep (v. i.) To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.
Weep (v. t.) To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.
Weep (v. t.) To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.
Weet (a. & n.) Wet.
Weet (v. i.) To know; to wit.
Weft () imp. & p. p. of Wave.
Weft (n.) A thing waved, waived, or cast away; a waif.
Weft (n.) The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp from selvage to selvage; the thread carried by the shuttle in weaving.
Weft (n.) A web; a thing woven.
Weir (n.) Alt. of Wear
Wear (n.) A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like.
Wear (n.) A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
Wear (n.) A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, -- used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
Weka (n.) A New Zealand rail (Ocydromus australis) which has wings so short as to be incapable of flight.
Weld (v. t.) To wield.
Weld (n.) An herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer's broom; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad. It is used by dyers to give a yellow color.
Weld (n.) Coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
Weld (v. t.) To press or beat into intimate and permanent union, as two pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.
Weld (v. t.) Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.
Weld (n.) The state of being welded; the joint made by welding.
Wele (n.) Prosperity; happiness; well-being; weal.
Welk (v. i.) To wither; to fade; also, to decay; to dec
Welk (v. t.) To cause to wither; to wilt.
Welk (v. t.) To contract; to shorten.
Welk (v. t.) To soak; also, to beat severely.
Welk (n.) A pustule. See 2d Whelk.
Welk (n.) A whelk.
Well (v. i.) An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
Well (v. i.) A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.
Well (v. i.) A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
Well (v. i.) Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
Well (v. i.) An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.
Well (v. i.) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.
Well (v. i.) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.
Well (v. i.) A depressed space in the after part of the deck; -- often called the cockpit.
Well (v. i.) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
Well (v. i.) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
Well (v. i.) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
Well (v. i.) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
Well (v. t.) To pour forth, as from a well.
Well (v. t.) In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
Well (v. t.) Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.
Well (v. t.) Fully or about; -- used with numbers.
Well (v. t.) In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
Well (v. t.) Considerably; not a little; far.
Well (a.) Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
Well (a.) Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
Well (a.) Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
Well (a.) Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
Wels (n.) The sheatfish; -- called also waller.
Welt (n.) That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it
Welt (n.) A small cord covered with cloth and sewed on a seam or border to strengthen it; an edge of cloth folded on itself, usually over a cord, and sewed down.
Welt (n.) A hem, border, or fringe.
Welt (n.) In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a shoe, between the upper leather and sole.
Welt (n.) In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint.
Welt (n.) In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it.
Welt (n.) In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed.
Welt (n.) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends.
Welt (v. t.) To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve.
Welt (v. t.) To wilt.
Wend () p. p. of Wene.
Went () of Wend
Wend (v. i.) To go; to pass; to betake one's self.
Wend (v. i.) To turn round.
Wend (v. t.) To direct; to betake; -- used chiefly in the phrase to wend one's way. Also used reflexively.
Wend (n.) A large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit.
Wene (v. i.) To ween.
Went () imp. & p. p. of Wend; -- now obsolete except as the imperfect of go, with which it has no etymological connection. See Go.
Went (n.) Course; way; path; journey; direction.
Wept () imp. & p. p. of Weep.
Were (v. t. & i.) To wear. See 3d Wear.
Were (n.) A weir. See Weir.
Were (v. t.) To guard; to protect.
Were () The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.
Were (n.) A man.
Were (n.) A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild.
Werk (v.) Alt. of Werke
Wern (v. t.) To refuse.
Wert () The second person singular, indicative and subjunctive moods, imperfect tense, of the verb be. It is formed from were, with the ending -t, after the analogy of wast. Now used only in solemn or poetic style.
Wert (n.) A wart.
Wesh (imp.) Washed.
West (n.) The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east.
West (n.) A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
West (n.) The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
West (n.) Formerly, that part of the United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article.
West (a.) Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west
West (adv.) Westward.
West (v. i.) To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.
West (v. i.) To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.
Xeme (n.) An Arctic fork-tailed gull (Xema Sabinii).
Yead (v. i.) Properly, a variant of the defective imperfect yode, but sometimes mistaken for a present. See the Note under Yede.
Yean (v. t. & i.) To bring forth young, as a goat or a sheep; to ean.
Year (n.) The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bisse
Year (n.) The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.
Year (n.) Age, or old age; as, a man in years.
Yede (imp.) Went. See Yode.
Yeel (n.) An eel.
Yelk (n.) Same as Yolk.
Yell (v. i.) To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.
Yell (v. t.) To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.
Yell (n.) A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.
Yelp (v. i.) To boast.
Yelp (v. i.) To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.
Yelp (n.) A sharp, quick cry; a bark.
Yend (v. t.) To throw; to cast.
Yerd (n.) See 1st & 2d Yard.
Yerk (v. t.) To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.
Yerk (v. t.) To strike or lash with a whip.
Yerk (v. i.) To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.
Yerk (v. i.) To move a quick, jerking motion.
Yerk (n.) A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.
Yern (v. i.) See 3d Yearn.
Yern (a.) Eager; brisk; quick; active.
Yest (n.) See Yeast.
Yeve (v. i.) To give.
Zeal (n.) Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor.
Zeal (n.) A zealot.
Zeal (v. i.) To be zealous.
Zebu (n.) A bovine mammal (Ros Indicus) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
Zein (n.) A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (Zea) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.
Zend (n.) Properly, the translation and exposition in the Huzv/resh, or literary Pehlevi, language, of the Avesta, the Zoroastrian sacred writings; as commonly used, the language (an ancient Persian dialect) in which the Avesta is written.
Zero (n.) A cipher; nothing; naught.
Zero (n.) The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.
Zero (n.) Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.
Zest (n.) A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
Zest (n.) Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
Zest (n.) The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
Zest (v. t.) To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
Zest (v. t.) To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.
Zeta (n.) A Greek letter corresponding to our z.
Zeus (n.) The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.
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