5 letter words ending in er
Abler (a.) comp. of Able.
Abler (a.) superl. of Able.
Adder (n.) One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers.
Adder (n.) A serpent.
Adder (n.) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho.
Adder (n.) In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc.
Adder (n.) Same as Sea Adder.
After (a.) Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
After (a.) Hinder; nearer the rear.
After (a.) To ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
After (prep.) Behind in place; as, men in
After (prep.) Below in rank; next to in order.
After (prep.) Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
After (prep.) Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
After (prep.) Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
After (prep.) Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
After (prep.) Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
After (prep.) In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father.
After (prep.) According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
After (prep.) According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
After (adv.) Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
Agger (n.) An earthwork; a mound; a raised work.
Aider (n.) One who, or that which, aids.
Aimer (n.) One who aims, directs, or points.
Airer (n.) One who exposes to the air.
Airer (n.) A frame on which clothes are aired or dried.
Alder (n.) A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus Alnus. The wood is used by turners, etc.; the bark by dyers and tanners. In the U. S. the species of alder are usually shrubs or small trees.
Alder (a.) Alt. of Aller
Aller (a.) Of all; -- used in composition; as, alderbest, best of all, alderwisest, wisest of all.
Aller (a.) Same as Alder, of all.
Alter (v. t.) To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.
Alter (v. t.) To agitate; to affect mentally.
Alter (v. t.) To geld.
Alter (v. i.) To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.
Amber (n.) Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky.
Amber (n.) Ambergris.
Amber (n.) The balsam, liquidambar.
Amber (a.) Consisting of amber; made of amber.
Amber (a.) Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.
Amber (v. t.) To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
Amber (v. t.) To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.
Ameer (n.) Alt. of Amir
Anger (n.) Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc.
Anger (n.) A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.
Anger (v. t.) To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame.
Anger (v. t.) To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.
Anker (n.) A liquid measure in various countries of Europe. The Dutch anker, formerly also used in England, contained about 10 of the old wine gallons, or 8/ imperial gallons.
Asker (n.) One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer.
Asker (n.) An ask; a water newt.
Asper (a.) Rough; rugged; harsh; bitter; stern; fierce.
Asper (n.) The rough breathing; a mark (/) placed over an initial vowel sound or over / to show that it is aspirated, that is, pronounced with h before it; thus "ws, pronounced h/s, "rh`twr, pronounced hra"t/r.
Asper (n.) A Turkish money of account (formerly a coin), of little value; the 120th part of a piaster.
Aster (n.) A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy.
Aster (n.) A plant of the genus Callistephus. Many varieties (called China asters, German asters, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers.
Atter (n.) Poison; venom; corrupt matter from a sore.
Auger (n.) An instrument for boring or perforating soils or rocks, for determining the quality of soils, or the nature of the rocks or strata upon which they lie, and for obtaining water.
Baker (v. i.) One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
Baker (v. i.) A portable oven in which baking is done.
Bever (n.) A light repast between meals; a lunch.
Bever (v. i.) To take a light repast between meals.
Biter (n.) One who, or that which, bites; that which bites often, or is inc
Biter (n.) One who cheats; a sharper.
Borer (n.) One that bores; an instrument for boring.
Borer (n.) A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo.
Borer (n.) Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances.
Borer (n.) One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple.
Borer (n.) The hagfish (Myxine).
Bower (v. & n.) One who bows or bends.
Bower (v. & n.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.
Bower (v. & n.) A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm.
Bower (n.) One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre.
Bower (n.) Anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady's private apartment.
Bower (n.) A rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat.
Bower (n.) A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess.
Bower (v. t.) To embower; to inclose.
Bower (v. i.) To lodge.
Bower (n.) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.
Boxer (n.) One who packs boxes.
Boxer (n.) One who boxes; a pugilist.
Boyer (n.) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
Brier (n.) Alt. of Briar
Buyer (n.) One who buys; a purchaser.
Caber (n.) A pole or beam used in Scottish games for tossing as a trial of strength.
Cader (n.) See Cadre.
Caper (v. i.) To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
Caper (n.) A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
Caper (n.) A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.
Caper (n.) The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.
Caper (n.) A plant of the genus Capparis; -- called also caper bush, caper tree.
Cater (n.) A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.
Cater (n.) To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.
Cater (n.) By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to.
Cater (n.) The four of cards or dice.
Cater (v. t.) To cut diagonally.
Cheer (n.) The face; the countenance or its expression.
Cheer (n.) Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
Cheer (n.) Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
Cheer (n.) That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer.
Cheer (n.) A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
Cheer (v. t.) To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; -- often with up.
Cheer (v. t.) To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
Cheer (v. t.) To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
Cheer (v. i.) To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up.
Cheer (v. i.) To be in any state or temper of mind.
Cheer (v. i.) To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
Cider (n.) The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and for other purposes.
Citer (n.) One who cites.
Comer (n.) One who comes, or who has come; one who has arrived, and is present.
Corer (n.) That which cores; an instrument for coring fruit; as, an apple corer.
Cover (v. t.) To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
Cover (v. t.) To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
Cover (v. t.) To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
Cover (v. t.) To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
Cover (v. t.) To brood or sit on; to incubate.
Cover (v. t.) To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
Cover (v. t.) To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
Cover (v. t.) To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
Cover (v. t.) To put the usual covering or headdress on.
Cover (v. t.) To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male.
Cover (n.) Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.
Cover (n.) Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.
Cover (n.) Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.
Cover (n.) The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.
Cover (n.) The lap of a slide valve.
Cover (n.) A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.
Cover (v. i.) To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.
Cower (v. i.) To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.
Cower (v. t.) To cherish with care.
Crier (n.) One who cries; one who makes proclamation.
Crier (n.) an officer who proclaims the orders or directions of a court, or who gives public notice by loud proclamation; as, a town-crier.
Cryer (n.) The female of the hawk; a falcon-gentil.
Curer (n.) One who cures; a healer; a physician.
Curer (n.) One who prepares beef, fish, etc., for preservation by drying, salting, smoking, etc.
Cyder (n.) See Cider.
Daker (n.) Alt. of Dakir
Darer (n.) One who dares or defies.
Dater (n.) One who dates.
Defer (v. t.) To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
Defer (v. i.) To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
Defer (v. t.) To render or offer.
Defer (v. t.) To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.
Defer (v. i.) To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.
Deter (v. t.) To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.
Dicer (n.) A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.
Diker (n.) A ditcher.
Diker (n.) One who builds stone walls; usually, one who builds them without lime.
Diner (n.) One who dines.
Diver (n.) One who, or that which, dives.
Diver (n.) Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business.
Diver (n.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
Doter (n.) One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
Doter (n.) One excessively fond, or weak in love.
Dower (n.) That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gift.
Dower (n.) The property with which a woman is endowed
Dower (n.) That which a woman brings to a husband in marriage; dowry.
Dower (n.) That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband.
Dozer (n.) One who dozes or drowses.
Drier (n.) One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
Drier (n.) Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.
Drier (superl.) Alt. of Driest
Dryer (n.) See Drier.
Duper (n.) One who dupes another.
Eager (a.) Sharp; sour; acid.
Eager (a.) Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
Eager (a.) Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.
Eager (a.) Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
Eager (n.) Same as Eagre.
Eater (n.) One who, or that which, eats.
Edder (n.) An adder or serpent.
Edder (n.) Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge stakes, to bind them together.
Edder (v. t.) To bind the top interweaving edder; as, to edder a hedge.
Egger (n.) One who gathers eggs; an eggler.
Egger (v. t.) One who eggs or incites.
Elder (a.) Older; more aged, or existing longer.
Elder (a.) Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; -- opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.
Elder (a.) One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.
Elder (a.) An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
Elder (a.) A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers; as, the elders of Israel; the elders of the synagogue; the elders in the apostolic church.
Elder (a.) A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.
Elder (n.) A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.
Elver (n.) A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; -- called also elvene.
Ember (n.) A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; -- used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a fire.
Ember (a.) Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts.
Emeer (n.) Same as Emir.
Emeer (n.) An Arabian military commander, independent chieftain, or ruler of a province; also, an honorary title given to the descendants of Mohammed, in the
Ender (n.) One who, or that which, makes an end of something; as, the ender of my life.
Enter (v. t.) To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
Enter (v. t.) To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
Enter (v. t.) To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
Enter (v. t.) To pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon; as, to enter one's teens, a new era, a new dispensation.
Enter (v. t.) To cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted; as, to enter a knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.
Enter (v. t.) To inscribe; to enroll; to record; as, to enter a name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to enter the particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse.
Enter (v. t.) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
Enter (v. t.) To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order; as, to enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment.
Enter (v. t.) To make report of (a vessel or her cargo) at the customhouse; to submit a statement of (imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper officer of the customs for estimating the duties. See Entry, 4.
Enter (v. t.) To file or inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right pf preemption.
Enter (v. t.) To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, "entered according to act of Congress."
Enter (v. t.) To initiate; to introduce favorably.
Enter (v. i.) To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.
Enter (v. i.) To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into.
Esker (n.) See Eschar.
Ester (n.) An ethereal salt, or compound ether, consisting of an organic radical united with the residue of any oxygen acid, organic or inorganic; thus the natural fats are esters of glycerin and the fatty acids, oleic, etc.
Ether (n.) A medium of great elasticity and extreme tenuity, supposed to pervade all space, the interior of solid bodies not excepted, and to be the medium of transmission of light and heat; hence often called luminiferous ether.
Ether (n.) Supposed matter above the air; the air itself.
Ether (n.) Any similar oxide of hydrocarbon radicals; as, amyl ether; valeric ether.
Faser (n.) One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person.
Faser (n.) A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy.
Fader (n.) Father.
Fever (n.) Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
Fever (v. t.) To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
Fiber (n.) Alt. of Fibre
Fifer (n.) One who plays on a fife.
Filer (n.) One who works with a file.
Finer (n.) One who fines or purifies.
Firer (n.) One who fires or sets fire to anything; an incendiary.
Fleer (n.) One who flees.
Fleer () To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; to deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; as, to fleer and flout.
Fleer () To grin with an air of civility; to leer.
Fleer (v. t.) To mock; to flout at.
Flier (v.) One who flies or flees; a runaway; a fugitive.
Flier (v.) A fly. See Fly, n., 9, and 13 (b).
Flier (n.) See Flyer, n., 5.
Flier (n.) See Flyer, n., 4.
Flyer (n.) One that uses wings.
Flyer (n.) The fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6.
Flyer (n.) Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.
Flyer (n.) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.
Flyer (n.) The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11.
Flyer (n.) The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
Flyer (n.) A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the
Foyer (n.) A lobby in a theater; a greenroom.
Foyer (n.) The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
Freer (n.) One who frees, or sets free.
Frier (n.) One who fries.
Fumer (n.) One that fumes.
Fumer (n.) One who makes or uses perfumes.
Gager (n.) A measurer. See Gauger.
Gaper (n.) One who gapes.
Gaper (n.) A European fish. See 4th Comber.
Gaper (n.) A large edible clam (Schizothaerus Nuttalli), of the Pacific coast; -- called also gaper clam.
Gaper (n.) An East Indian bird of the genus Cymbirhynchus, related to the broadbills.
Gazer (n.) One who gazes.
Giber (n.) One who utters gibes.
Giver (n.) One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes.
Gluer (n.) One who cements with glue.
Gomer (n.) A Hebrew measure. See Homer.
Gomer (n.) A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars; -- named after the inventor.
Goter (n.) a gutter.
Hater (n.) One who hates.
Haver (n.) A possessor; a holder.
Haver (n.) The oat; oats.
Haver (v. i.) To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter.
Hewer (n.) One who hews.
Hider (n.) One who hides or conceals.
Hirer (n.) One who hires.
Hiver (n.) One who collects bees into a hive.
Hoker (n.) Scorn; derision; abusive talk.
Homer (n.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
Homer (n.) See Hoemother.
Homer (n.) A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.
Hoper (n.) One who hopes.
Hover (n.) A cover; a shelter; a protection.
Hover (v. i.) To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to be suspended in the air above something.
Hover (v. i.) To hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.
Idler (n.) One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
Idler (n.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.
Idler (n.) An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.
Infer (v. t.) To bring on; to induce; to occasion.
Infer (v. t.) To offer, as violence.
Infer (v. t.) To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
Infer (v. t.) To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
Infer (v. t.) To show; to manifest; to prove.
Inker (n.) One who, or that which, inks; especially, in printing, the pad or roller which inks the type.
Inner (a.) Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an spirit or its phenomena.
Inner (a.) Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.
Inter (v. t.) To deposit and cover in the earth; to bury; to inhume; as, to inter a dead body.
Jager (n.) A sharpshooter. See Yager.
Japer (n.) A jester; a buffoon.
Joker (n.) One who makes jokes or jests.
Joker (n.) See Rest bower, under 2d Bower.
Juger (n.) A Roman measure of land, measuring 28,800 square feet, or 240 feet in length by 120 in breadth.
Kever (v. t. &) i. To cover.
Kiver (v. t.) To cover.
Kiver (n.) A cover.
Lager (n.) Lager beer.
Later (n.) A brick or tile.
Later (a.) Compar. of Late, a. & adv.
Laver (n.) A vessel for washing; a large basin.
Laver (n.) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet.
Laver (n.) One of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed.
Laver (n.) That which washes or cleanses.
Laver (n.) One who laves; a washer.
Lawer (n.) A lawyer.
Layer (n.) One who, or that which, lays.
Layer (n.) That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.
Layer (n.) A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.
Layer (n.) An artificial oyster bed.
Leger (n.) Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.
Leger (n.) A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government.
Leger (n.) A ledger.
Leger (a.) Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident; as, leger ambassador.
Leger (a.) Light; slender; slim; trivial.
Leper (n.) A person affected with leprosy.
Lever (a.) More agreeable; more pleasing.
Lever (adv.) Rather.
Lever (n.) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
Lever (n.) An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.
Liber (n.) The inner bark of plants, lying next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is, therefore, the part from which the fiber of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.
Limer (n.) A limehound; a limmer.
Liter (n.) Alt. of Litre
Liver (n.) One who, or that which, lives.
Liver (n.) A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn.
Liver (n.) One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver.
Liver (n.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
Liver (n.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.
Loper (n.) One who, or that which, lopes; esp., a horse that lopes.
Loper (n.) A swivel at one end of a ropewalk, used in laying the strands.
Loser (n.) One who loses.
Lover (n.) One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex.
Lover (n.) A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a lover of his country.
Lover (n.) One who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music.
Lover (n.) Alt. of Lovery
Lower (a.) Compar. of Low, a.
Lower (a.) To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.
Lower (a.) To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
Lower (a.) To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
Lower (a.) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
Lower (a.) To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
Lower (a.) To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
Lower (v. i.) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
Lower (v. i.) To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
Lower (v. i.) To frown; to look sullen.
Lower (n.) Cloudiness; gloominess.
Lower (n.) A frowning; sullenness.
Luter (n.) One who plays on a lute.
Luter (n.) One who applies lute.
Macer (n.) A mace bearer; an officer of a court.
Maker (n.) One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator.
Maker (n.) The person who makes a promissory note.
Maker (n.) One who writes verses; a poet.
Maser (n.) Same as Mazer.
Mater (n.) See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.
Mazer (n.) A large drinking bowl; -- originally made of maple.
Meter (n.) One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter.
Meter (n.) An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.
Meter (n.) A
Meter (n.) Alt. of Metre
Miner (n.) One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners.
Miner (n.) Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
Miner (n.) The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).
Miser (n.) A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune.
Miser (n.) A despicable person; a wretch.
Miser (n.) A covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard.
Miser (n.) A kind of large earth auger.
Miter (n.) Alt. of Mitre
Miter (v. t.) Alt. of Mitre
Miter (v. i.) Alt. of Mitre
Mixer (n.) One who, or that which, mixes.
Moder (n.) A mother.
Moder (n.) The principal piece of an astrolabe, into which the others are fixed.
Moder (v. t.) To moderate.
Moner (n.) One of the Monera.
Mover (n.) A person or thing that moves, stirs, or changes place.
Mover (n.) A person or thing that imparts motion, or causes change of place; a motor.
Mover (n.) One who, or that which, excites, instigates, or causes movement, change, etc.; as, movers of sedition.
Mover (n.) A proposer; one who offers a proposition, or recommends anything for consideration or adoption; as, the mover of a resolution in a legislative body.
Mower (n.) One who, or that which, mows; a mowing machine; as, a lawn mower.
Muser (n.) One who muses.
Naker (n.) Same as Nacre.
Naker (n.) A kind of kettledrum.
Namer (n.) One who names, or calls by name.
Ne'er (adv.) a contraction of Never.
Never (adv.) Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future.
Never (adv.) In no degree; not in the least; not.
Niter (n.) Alt. of Nitre
Noier (n.) An annoyer.
Noter (n.) One who takes notice.
Noter (n.) An annotator.
Noyer (n.) An annoyer.
Oaker (n.) See Ocher.
Ocher (n.) Alt. of Ochre
Offer (v. t.) To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.
Offer (v. t.) To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer one's self in marriage.
Offer (v. t.) To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness; as, he offered to help me.
Offer (v. t.) To attempt; to undertake.
Offer (v. t.) To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
Offer (v. t.) To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.
Offer (v. i.) To present itself; to be at hand.
Offer (v. i.) To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at.
Offer (v. t.) The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.
Offer (v. t.) That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.
Offer (v. t.) Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.
Ofter (adv.) Compar. of Oft.
Ogler (n.) One who ogles.
Oiler (n.) One who deals in oils.
Oiler (n.) One who, or that which, oils.
Omber (n.) Alt. of Ombre
Order (n.) Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
Order (n.) Of material things, like the books in a library.
Order (n.) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.
Order (n.) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
Order (n.) Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
Order (n.) The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
Order (n.) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
Order (n.) That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
Order (n.) A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Order (n.) Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.
Order (n.) A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
Order (n.) An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; -- often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
Order (n.) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
Order (n.) An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
Order (n.) The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
Order (n.) Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
Order (n.) To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
Order (n.) To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
Order (n.) To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
Order (n.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
Order (v. i.) To give orders; to issue commands.
Ormer (n.) An abalone.
Osier (n.) A kind of willow (Salix viminalis) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is considered the best of the willows for basket work. The name is sometimes given to any kind of willow.
Osier (n.) One of the long, pliable twigs of this plant, or of other similar plants.
Osier (a.) Made of osiers; composed of, or containing, osiers.
Other (conj.) Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as either . . . or are now used).
Other (pron. & a.) Different from that which, or the one who, has been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second of two.
Other (pron. & a.) Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side of a river.
Other (pron. & a.) Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every second day.
Other (pron. & a.) Left, as opposed to right.
Other (adv.) Otherwise.
Otter (n.) The larva of the ghost moth. It is very injurious to hop vines.
Otter (n.) A corruption of Annotto.
Outer (a.) Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to inner; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the outer stump in cricket; the outer world.
Outer (n.) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye.
Outer (n.) A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
Outer (v.) One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession.
Owher (adv.) Anywhere.
Owler (v. i.) One who owls; esp., one who conveys contraband goods. See Owling, n.
Owner (n.) One who owns; a rightful proprietor; one who has the legal or rightful title, whether he is the possessor or not.
Owser (n.) Tanner's ooze. See Ooze, 3.
Oxter (n.) The armpit; also, the arm.
Pacer (n.) One who, or that which, paces; especially, a horse that paces.
Paper (n.) A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in wrapping. It is made of rags, straw, bark, wood, or other fibrous material, which is first reduced to pulp, then molded, pressed, and dried.
Paper (n.) A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
Paper (n.) A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society.
Paper (n.) A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper.
Paper (n.) Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper.
Paper (n.) Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below.
Paper (n.) A paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
Paper (n.) A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper.
Paper (a.) Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.
Paper (v. t.) To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
Paper (v. t.) To fold or inclose in paper.
Paper (v. t.) To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.
Parer (v. t.) One who, or that which, pares; an instrument for paring.
Paver (n.) One who paves; one who lays a pavement.
Payer (n.) One who pays; specifically, the person by whom a bill or note has been, or should be, paid.
Peter (n.) A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles,
Peter (v. i.) To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; -- used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out.
Pheer (n.) See 1st Fere.
Piler (n.) One who places things in a pile.
Piper (n.) See Pepper.
Piper (n.) One who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a bagpipe.
Piper (n.) A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.
Piper (n.) A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, native of both the American and European coasts.
Plyer (n.) One who, or that which, plies
Plyer (n.) A kind of balance used in raising and letting down a drawbridge. It consists of timbers joined in the form of a St. Andrew's cross.
Plyer (n.) See Pliers.
Poker (n.) One who pokes.
Poker (n.) That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals.
Poker (n.) A poking-stick.
Poker (n.) The poachard.
Poker (n.) A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the Southwestern United States.
Poker (n.) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.
Poler (n.) One who poles.
Poler (n.) An extortioner. See Poller.
Porer (n.) One who pores.
Poser (n.) One who, or that which, puzzles; a difficult or inexplicable question or fact.
Power (n.) Same as Poor, the fish.
Power (n.) Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.
Power (n.) Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm.
Power (n.) Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.
Power (n.) The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.
Power (n.) The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.
Power (n.) A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
Power (n.) A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things.
Power (n.) The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power.
Power (n.) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.
Power (n.) Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as, the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a weight at the other end.
Power (n.) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
Power (n.) The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number.
Power (n.) Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc.
Power (n.) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.
Power (n.) Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.
Prier (n.) One who pries; one who inquires narrowly and searches, or is inquisitive.
Puker (n.) One who pukes, vomits.
Puker (n.) That which causes vomiting.
Puler (n.) One who pules; one who whines or complains; a weak person.
Queer (a.) At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act.
Queer (a.) Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.
Queer (n.) Counterfeit money.
Racer (n.) One who, or that which, races, or contends in a race; esp., a race horse.
Racer (n.) The common American black snake.
Racer (n.) One of the circular iron or steel rails on which the chassis of a heavy gun is turned.
Raker (n.) One who, or that which, rakes
Raker (n.) A person who uses a rake.
Raker (n.) A machine for raking grain or hay by horse or other power.
Raker (n.) A gun so placed as to rake an enemy's ship.
Raker (n.) See Gill rakers, under 1st Gill.
Rater (n.) One who rates or estimates.
Rater (n.) One who rates or scolds.
Raver (n.) One who raves.
Refer (v. t.) To carry or send back.
Refer (v. t.) To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation; as, he referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
Refer (v. i.) To have recourse; to apply; to appeal; to betake one's self; as, to refer to a dictionary.
Refer (v. i.) To have relation or reference; to relate; to point; as, the figure refers to a footnote.
Refer (v. i.) To carry the mind or thought; to direct attention; as, the preacher referred to the late election.
Refer (v. i.) To direct inquiry for information or a guarantee of any kind, as in respect to one's integrity, capacity, pecuniary ability, and the like; as, I referred to his employer for the truth of his story.
Rider (n.) One who, or that which, rides.
Rider (n.) Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler.
Rider (n.) One who breaks or manages a horse.
Rider (n.) An addition or amendment to a manuscript or other document, which is attached on a separate piece of paper; in legislative practice, an additional clause annexed to a bill while in course of passage; something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
Rider (n.) A problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
Rider (n.) A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it.
Rider (n.) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
Rider (n.) An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame.
Rider (n.) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
Rider (n.) A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard.
Rider (n.) A robber.
Rimer (n.) A rhymer; a versifier.
Rimer (n.) A tool for shaping the rimes of a ladder.
Riser (n.) One who rises; as, an early riser.
Riser (n.) The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
Riser (n.) Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.
Riser (n.) A shaft excavated from below upward.
Riser (n.) A feed head. See under Feed, n.
River (n.) One who rives or splits.
River (n.) A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
River (n.) Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.
River (v. i.) To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.
Roper (n.) A maker of ropes.
Roper (n.) One who ropes goods; a packer.
Roper (n.) One fit to be hanged.
Roser (n.) A rosier; a rosebush.
Rover (v. i.) One who practices robbery on the seas; a pirate.
Rover (v. i.) One who wanders about by sea or land; a wanderer; a rambler.
Rover (v. i.) Hence, a fickle, inconstant person.
Rover (v. i.) A ball which has passed through all the hoops and would go out if it hit the stake but is continued in play; also, the player of such a ball.
Rover (v. i.) Casual marks at uncertain distances.
Rover (v. i.) A sort of arrow.
Rower (n.) One who rows with an oar.
Ruler (n.) One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.
Ruler (n.) A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing
Runer (n.) A bard, or learned man, among the ancient Goths.
Ryder (n.) A clause added to a document; a rider. See Rider.
Ryder (n.) A gold coin of Zealand [Netherlands] equal to 14 florins, about $ 5.60.
Saber (n.) Alt. of Sabre
Saber (v. t.) Alt. of Sabre
Saker (n.) A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.
Saker (n.) The peregrine falcon.
Saker (n.) A small piece of artillery.
Saver (n.) One who saves.
Sawer (n.) One who saws; a sawyer.
Sayer (n.) One who says; an utterer.
Sever (v. t.) To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.
Sever (v. t.) To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.
Sever (v. t.) To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.
Sever (v. t.) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.
Sever (v. i.) To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.
Sever (v. i.) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
Sewer (n.) One who sews, or stitches.
Sewer (n.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
Sewer (n.) A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
Sewer (n.) Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests.
Sheer (v. i.) Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
Sheer (v. i.) Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.
Sheer (v. i.) Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.
Sheer (v. i.) Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.
Sheer (adv.) Clean; quite; at once.
Sheer (v. t.) To shear.
Sheer (v. i.) To dec
Sheer (n.) The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and
Sheer (n.) The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it.
Sheer (n.) A turn or change in a course.
Sheer (n.) Shears See Shear.
Shoer (n.) One who fits shoes to the feet; one who furnishes or puts on shoes; as, a shoer of horses.
Sicer (n.) A strong drink; cider.
Siker (a.) Sure; certain; trusty.
Siker (adv.) Surely; certainly.
Sider (n.) One who takes a side.
Sider (n.) Cider.
Siker (n.) Alt. of Sikerness
Siser (n.) Cider. See Sicer.
Siver (v. i.) To simmer.
Sizer (n.) See Sizar.
Sizer (n.) An instrument or contrivance to size articles, or to determine their size by a standard, or to separate and distribute them according to size.
Sizer (n.) An instrument or tool for bringing anything to an exact size.
Sleer (n.) A slayer.
Sneer (v. i.) To show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression.
Sneer (v. i.) To inssinuate contempt by a covert expression; to speak derisively.
Sneer (v. i.) To show mirth awkwardly.
Sneer (v. t.) To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to utter with a sneer; to say sneeringly; as, to sneer fulsome lies at a person.
Sneer (v. t.) To treat with sneers; to affect or move by sneers.
Sneer (n.) The act of sneering.
Sneer (n.) A smile, grin, or contortion of the face, indicative of contempt; an indirect expression or insinuation of contempt.
Sober (superl.) Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.
Sober (superl.) Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.
Sober (superl.) Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
Sober (superl.) Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
Sober (superl.) Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
Sober (v. t.) To make sober.
Sober (v. i.) To become sober; -- often with down.
Soder (n. & v. t.) See Solder.
Soler (n.) Alt. of Solere
Sower (n.) One who, or that which, sows.
Speer (n.) A sphere.
Speer (v. t.) To ask.
Steer (a.) A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.
Steer (v. t.) To castrate; -- said of male calves.
Steer (n.) To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.
Steer (v. i.) To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.
Steer (v. i.) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
Steer (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.
Steer (v. t.) A rudder or helm.
Steer (n.) A helmsman, a pilot.
-ster () A suffix denoting the agent (originally a woman), especially a person who does something with skill or as an occupation; as in spinster (originally, a woman who spins), songster, baxter (= bakester), youngster.
Super (n.) A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2.
Syker (a. & adv.) See Sicker.
Taber (v. i.) Same as Tabor.
Taker (n.) One who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends.
Tamer (n.) One who tames or subdues.
Taper (n.) A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
Taper (n.) A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire.
Taper (a.) Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers.
Taper (v. i.) To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.
Taper (v. t.) To make or cause to taper.
Tawer (n.) One who taws; a dresser of white leather.
Taxer (n.) One who taxes.
Taxer (n.) One of two officers chosen yearly to regulate the assize of bread, and to see the true gauge of weights and measures is observed.
Tiger (n.) Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
Tiger (n.) A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
Tiger (n.) A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger.
Tiger (n.) A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
Tiler (n.) A man whose occupation is to cover buildings with tiles.
Tiler (n.) A doorkeeper or attendant at a lodge of Freemasons.
Timer (n.) A timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc.
Tiver (n.) A kind of ocher which is used in some parts of England in marking sheep.
Tiver (v. t.) To mark with tiver.
Toper (n.) One who topes, or drinks frequently or to excess; a drunkard; a sot.
Toter (n.) The stone roller. See Stone roller (a), under Stone.
Tower (n.) A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
Tower (n.) A projection from a
Tower (n.) A structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower.
Tower (n.) A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
Tower (n.) A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
Tower (n.) High flight; elevation.
Tower (v. i.) To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
Tower (v. t.) To soar into.
Toyer (n.) One who toys; one who is full of trifling tricks; a trifler.
Trier (n.) One who tries; one who makes experiments; one who examines anything by a test or standard.
Trier (n.) One who tries judicially.
Trier (n.) A person appointed according to law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
Trier (n.) That which tries or approves; a test.
Tuber (n.) A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root-stock. See Illust. of Tuberous.
Tuber (n.) A genus of fungi. See Truffle.
Tuber (n.) A tuberosity; a tubercle.
Tuner (n.) One who tunes; especially, one whose occupation is to tune musical instruments.
Tweer (n.) Same as Tuyere.
Tyger (n.) A tiger.
Tyler (n.) See 2d Tiler.
Udder (n.) The glandular organ in which milk is secreted and stored; -- popularly called the bag in cows and other quadrupeds. See Mamma.
Udder (n.) One of the breasts of a woman.
Ulcer (n.) Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.
Ulcer (v. t.) To ulcerate.
Umber (n.) An umbrere.
Umber (n.) See Grayling, 1.
Umber (n.) An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird.
Umber (a.) Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.
Umber (v. t.) To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face.
Under (prep.) Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep.
Under (prep.) Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.
Under (adv.) In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail.
Under (a.) Lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff.
Upher (n.) A fir pole of from four to seven inches diameter, and twenty to forty feet long, sometimes roughly hewn, used for scaffoldings, and sometimes for slight and common roofs, for which use it is split.
Upper (comp.) Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature.
Upper (n.) The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp.
Urger (n.) One who urges.
Usher (n.) An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, chamber, or the like; hence, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank. Also, one who escorts persons to seats in a church, theater, etc.
Usher (n.) An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school.
Usher (v. t.) To introduce or escort, as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger; to forerun; -- sometimes followed by in or forth; as, to usher in a stranger; to usher forth the guests; to usher a visitor into the room.
Utter (a.) Outer.
Utter (a.) Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer.
Utter (a.) Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness.
Utter (a.) Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial.
Utter (a.) To put forth or out; to reach out.
Utter (a.) To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend.
Utter (a.) hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins, forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter coin or bank notes.
Utter (a.) To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce.
Vexer (n.) One who vexes or troubles.
Viner (n.) A vinedresser.
Viper (a.) Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidae.
Viper (a.) A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
Vomer (n.) A bone, or one of a pair of bones, beneath the ethmoid region of the skull, forming a part a part of the partition between the nostrils in man and other mammals.
Vomer (n.) The pygostyle.
Voter (n.) One who votes; one who has a legal right to vote, or give his suffrage; an elector; a suffragist; as, an independent voter.
Vower (n.) One who makes a vow.
Wader (n.) One who, or that which, wades.
Wader (n.) Any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limico
Wafer (n.) A thin cake made of flour and other ingredients.
Wafer (n.) A thin cake or piece of bread (commonly unleavened, circular, and stamped with a crucifix or with the sacred monogram) used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church.
Wafer (n.) An adhesive disk of dried paste, made of flour, gelatin, isinglass, or the like, and coloring matter, -- used in sealing letters and other documents.
Wafer (v. t.) To seal or close with a wafer.
Wager (v. t.) Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
Wager (v. t.) A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
Wager (v. t.) That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
Wager (v. t.) To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some casualty; to lay; to stake; to bet.
Wager (v. i.) To make a bet; to lay a wager.
Waker (n.) One who wakes.
Water (n.) The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.
Water (n.) A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.
Water (n.) Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine.
Water (n.) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.
Water (n.) The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water, that is, of the first excellence.
Water (n.) A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to
Water (v. t.) An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value for investment is diminished, or "diluted."
Water (v. t.) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.
Water (v. t.) To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses.
Water (v. t.) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy
Water (n.) To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.
Water (v. i.) To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.
Water (v. i.) To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.
Waver (v. i.) To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other; hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.
Waver (v. i.) To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.
Waver (v.) A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.
Weber (n.) The standard unit of electrical quantity, and also of current. See Coulomb, and Amp/re.
Weder (n.) Weather.
Wiper (n.) One who, or that which, wipes.
Wiper (n.) Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.
Wiper (n.) A piece generally projecting from a rotating or swinging piece, as an axle or rock shaft, for the purpose of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam.
Wiper (n.) A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.
Wiver (n.) Alt. of Wivern
Wooer (v. t.) One who wooes; one who courts or solicits in love; a suitor.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".