5 letter words whose second letter is E
Aegis (n.) A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A shield; a protection.
Aerie (n.) The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.
Aero- () The combining form of the Greek word meaning air.
Being (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Be
Beach (n.) Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
Beach (n.) The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.
Beach (v. t.) To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.
Beady (a.) Resembling beads; small, round, and glistening.
Beady (a.) Covered or ornamented with, or as with, beads.
Beady (a.) Characterized by beads; as, beady liquor.
Beamy (a.) Emitting beams of light; radiant; shining.
Beamy (a.) Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.
Beamy (a.) Having horns, or antlers.
Borne () of Bear
Beard (n.) The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
Beard (n.) The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
Beard (n.) The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
Beard (n.) The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
Beard (n.) The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
Beard (n.) The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
Beard (n.) In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
Beard (n.) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
Beard (n.) A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
Beard (n.) That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
Beard (n.) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
Beard (n.) An imposition; a trick.
Beard (v. t.) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
Beard (v. t.) To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
Beard (v. t.) To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
Bearn (n.) See Bairn.
Beast (n.) Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
Beast (n.) Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden.
Beast (n.) As opposed to man: Any irrational animal.
Beast (n.) Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
Beast (n.) A game at cards similar to loo.
Beast (n.) A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
Beath (v. t.) To bathe; also, to dry or heat, as unseasoned wood.
Beaux (pl. ) of Beau
Beaus (pl. ) of Beau
Beaux (n.) pl. of Beau.
Bedel (n.) Alt. of Bedell
Beden (n.) The Abyssinian or Arabian ibex (Capra Nubiana). It is probably the wild goat of the Bible.
Bedew (v. t.) To moisten with dew, or as with dew.
Bedim (v. t.) To make dim; to obscure or darken.
Bedye (v. t.) To dye or stain.
Beech (n.) A tree of the genus Fagus.
Beefy (a.) Having much beef; of the nature of beef; resembling beef; fleshy.
Beeld (n.) Same as Beild.
Beery (a.) Of or resembling beer; affected by beer; maudlin.
Beete (v. t.) Alt. of Bete
Beeve (n.) A beef; a beef creature.
Befit (v. t.) To be suitable to; to suit; to become.
Befog (v. t.) To involve in a fog; -- mostly as a participle or part. adj.
Befog (v. t.) Hence: To confuse; to mystify.
Begem (v. t.) To adorn with gems, or as with gems.
Begot (imp.) of Beget
Begat () of Beget
Begot (p. p.) of Beget
Beget (v. t.) To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; -- commonly said of the father.
Beget (v. t.) To get (with child.)
Beget (v. t.) To produce as an effect; to cause to exist.
Began (imp. & p. p.) of Begin
Begun () of Begin
Begin (v. i.) To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
Begin (v. i.) To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.
Begin (v. t.) To enter on; to commence.
Begin (v. t.) To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
Begin (n.) Beginning.
Begod (v. t.) To exalt to the dignity of a god; to deify.
Begot () imp. & p. p. of Beget.
Begum (n.) In the East Indies, a princess or lady of high rank.
Begun () p. p. of Begin.
Behen (n.) Alt. of Behn
Beige (n.) Debeige.
Beild (n.) A place of shelter; protection; refuge.
Being (p. pr.) Existing.
Being (n.) Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence.
Being (n.) That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings.
Being (n.) Lifetime; mortal existence.
Being (n.) An abode; a cottage.
Being (adv.) Since; inasmuch as.
Bekah (n.) Half a shekel.
Belam (v. t.) To beat or bang.
Belay (v. t.) To lay on or cover; to adorn.
Belay (v. t.) To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
Belay (v. t.) To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct.
Belch (v. i.) To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct.
Belch (v. i.) To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to give vent to; to vent.
Belch (v. i.) To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate.
Belch (v. i.) To issue with spasmodic force or noise.
Belch (n.) The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an eructation.
Belch (n.) Malt liquor; -- vulgarly so called as causing eructation.
Belee (v. t.) To place under the lee, or unfavorably to the wind.
Beaux (pl. ) of Bel-esprit
Belie (n.) To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood.
Belie (n.) To give a false representation or account of.
Belie (n.) To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander.
Belie (n.) To mimic; to counterfeit.
Belie (n.) To fill with lies.
Belle (n.) A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady.
Belly (n.) That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen.
Belly (n.) The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly.
Belly (n.) The womb.
Belly (n.) The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship.
Belly (n.) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
Belly (v. t.) To cause to swell out; to fill.
Belly (v. i.) To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
Below (prep.) Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee.
Below (prep.) Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality.
Below (prep.) Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.
Below (adv.) In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath.
Below (adv.) On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.
Below (adv.) In hell, or the regions of the dead.
Below (adv.) In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below.
Below (adv.) In some part or page following.
Bemad (v. t.) To make mad.
Bemet (imp. & p. p.) of Bemeet
Bemol (n.) The sign /; the same as B flat.
Bench (n.) A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
Bench (n.) A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
Bench (n.) The seat where judges sit in court.
Bench (n.) The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
Bench (n.) A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
Bench (n.) A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
Bench (v. t.) To furnish with benches.
Bench (v. t.) To place on a bench or seat of honor.
Bench (v. i.) To sit on a seat of justice.
Bendy (a.) Divided into an even number of bends; -- said of a shield or its charge.
Benet (v. t.) To catch in a net; to insnare.
Benim (v. t.) To take away.
Benne (n.) The name of two plants (Sesamum orientale and S. indicum), originally Asiatic; -- also called oil plant. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called benne oil, used mostly for making soap. In the southern United States the seeds are used in candy.
Benty (a.) A bounding in bents, or the stalks of coarse, stiff, withered grass; as, benty fields.
Benty (a.) Resembling bent.
Beray (v. t.) To make foul; to soil; to defile.
Berbe (n.) An African genet (Genetta pardina). See Genet.
Bergh (n.) A hill.
Berme (n.) A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a parapet and the ditch.
Berme (n.) A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting, to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to strengthen the bank.
Berob (v. t.) To rob; to plunder.
Beroe (n.) A small, oval, transparent jellyfish, belonging to the Ctenophora.
Berry (n.) Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc.
Berry (n.) A small fruit that is pulpy or succulent throughout, having seeds loosely imbedded in the pulp, as the currant, grape, blueberry.
Berry (n.) The coffee bean.
Berry (n.) One of the ova or eggs of a fish.
Berry (v. i.) To bear or produce berries.
Berry (n.) A mound; a hillock.
Berth (n.) Convenient sea room.
Berth (n.) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
Berth (n.) The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
Berth (n.) An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
Berth (n.) A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for sleeping in.
Berth (v. t.) To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the Adelaide.
Berth (v. t.) To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.
Beryl (n.) A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum (beryllium). The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.
Besee (v. t. & i.) To see; to look; to mind.
Beset (imp. & p. p.) of Beset
Beset (v. t.) To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.
Beset (v. t.) To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.
Beset (v. t.) To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; -- said of dangers, obstacles, etc.
Beset (v. t.) To occupy; to employ; to use up.
Besit (v. t.) To suit; to fit; to become.
Besom (n.) A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys.
Besom (v. t.) To sweep, as with a besom.
Besot (v. t.) To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.
Betel (n.) A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves of which are chewed, with the areca or betel nut and a little shell lime, by the inhabitants of the East Indies. It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.
Betid (Obs) of Betide
Beton (n.) The French name for concrete; hence, concrete made after the French fashion.
Betso (n.) A small brass Venetian coin.
Betty (n.) A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.
Betty (n.) A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.
Betty (n.) A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.
Bevel (n.) Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber.
Bevel (n.) An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; -- called also a bevel square.
Bevel (a.) Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
Bevel (a.) Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.
Bevel (v. t.) To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
Bevel (v. i.) To deviate or inc
Bever (n.) A light repast between meals; a lunch.
Bever (v. i.) To take a light repast between meals.
Bewet (imp. & p. p.) of Bewet
Bewet (v. t.) To wet or moisten.
Bewig (v. t.) To cover (the head) with a wig.
Bewit (n.) A double slip of leather by which bells are fastened to a hawk's legs.
Bezel (n.) The rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set.
Cease (v. i.) To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.
Cease (v. i.) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
Cease (v. t.) To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
Cease (n.) Extinction.
Cedar (n.) The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.
Cedar (a.) Of or pertaining to cedar.
Ceded (imp. & p. p.) of Cede
Cedry (a.) Of the nature of cedar.
Ceint (n.) A girdle.
Cella (n.) The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.
Celli (pl. ) of Cello
Cello (n.) A contraction for Violoncello.
Cense (n.) A census; -- also, a public rate or tax.
Cense (n.) Condition; rank.
Cense (v. t.) To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices.
Cense (v. i.) To burn or scatter incense.
Cento (n.) A literary or a musical composition formed by selections from different authors disposed in a new order.
Cerci (pl. ) of Cercus
Cered (imp. & p. p.) of Cere
Ceres (n.) The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.
Ceres (n.) The first discovered asteroid.
Cerin (n.) A waxy substance extracted by alcohol or ether from cork; sometimes applied also to the portion of beeswax which is soluble in alcohol.
Cerin (n.) A variety of the mineral allanite.
Ceryl (n.) A radical, C27H55 supposed to exist in several compounds obtained from Chinese wax, beeswax, etc.
Cetic (a.) Of or pertaining to a whale.
Cetin (n.) A white, waxy substance, forming the essential part of spermaceti.
Cetyl (n.) A radical, C16H33, not yet isolated, but supposed to exist in a series of compounds homologous with the ethyl compounds, and derived from spermaceti.
Deads (n. pl.) The substances which inclose the ore on every side.
Dealt (imp. & p. p.) of Deal
Deare () variant of Dere, v. t. & n.
Dearn (a.) Secret; lonely; solitary; dreadful.
Dearn (v. t.) Same as Darn.
Deary (n.) A dear; a darling.
Death (v. i.) The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.
Death (v. i.) Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory.
Death (v. i.) Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.
Death (v. i.) Cause of loss of life.
Death (v. i.) Personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe.
Death (v. i.) Danger of death.
Death (v. i.) Murder; murderous character.
Death (v. i.) Loss of spiritual life.
Death (v. i.) Anything so dreadful as to be like death.
Deave (v. t.) To stun or stupefy with noise; to deafen.
Debar (v. t.) To cut off from entrance, as if by a bar or barrier; to preclude; to hinder from approach, entry, or enjoyment; to shut out or exclude; to deny or refuse; -- with from, and sometimes with of.
Debel (v. t.) To conquer.
Debit (n.) A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.
Debit (v. t.) To charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold.
Debit (v. t.) To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; as, to debit the amount of goods sold.
Debut (n.) A beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker.
Deca- () A prefix, from Gr. de`ka, signifying ten; specifically (Metric System), a prefix signifying the weight or measure that is ten times the principal unit.
Decad (n.) A decade.
Decay (v. i.) To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to waste away; to dec
Decay (v. t.) To cause to decay; to impair.
Decay (v. t.) To destroy.
Decay (n.) Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; dec
Decay (n.) Destruction; death.
Decay (n.) Cause of decay.
Decil (n.) Alt. of Decile
Decoy (v. t.) To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net.
Decoy (n.) Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait.
Decoy (n.) A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot.
Decoy (n.) A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them.
Decoy (n.) A person employed by officers of justice, or parties exposed to injury, to induce a suspected person to commit an offense under circumstances that will lead to his detection.
Decry (v. t.) To cry down; to censure as faulty, mean, or worthless; to clamor against; to blame clamorously; to discredit; to disparage.
Decyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, C10H21, never existing alone, but regarded as the characteristic constituent of a number of compounds of the paraffin series.
Deedy (a.) Industrious; active.
Deess (n.) A goddess.
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.
Defix (v. t.) To fix; to fasten; to establish.
Defly (adv.) Deftly.
Deify (v. t.) To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius Caesar was deified.
Deify (v. t.) To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard; as, to deify money.
Deify (v. t.) To render godlike.
Deign (v. t.) To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to disdain.
Deign (v. t.) To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.
Deign (v. i.) To think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive.
Deism (n.) The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny revelation.
Deist (n.) One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.
Deity (n.) The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.
Deity (n.) A god or goddess; a heathen god.
Deka- () A prefix signifying ten. See Deca-.
Dekle (n.) See Deckle.
Delay (v.) A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
Delay (n.) To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
Delay (n.) To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
Delay (n.) To allay; to temper.
Delay (v. i.) To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
Deled (imp. & p. p.) of Dele
Delft (n.) Same as Delftware.
Delit (n.) Delight.
Deloo (n.) The duykerbok.
Delph (n.) Delftware.
Delph (n.) The drain on the land side of a sea embankment.
Delta (n.) A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (/), especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.
Delve (v. t.) To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade.
Delve (v. t.) To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom.
Delve (v. i.) To dig or labor with a spade, or as with a spade; to labor as a drudge.
Delve (v. t.) A place dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.
Demi- () A prefix, signifying half.
Demit (v. t.) To let fall; to depress.
Demit (v. t.) To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties.
Demit (v. t.) To lay down, as an office; to resign.
Demon (n.) A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.
Demon (n.) One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates.
Demon (n.) An evil spirit; a devil.
Demur (v. i.) To linger; to stay; to tarry.
Demur (v. i.) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.
Demur (v. i.) To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement.
Demur (v. i.) To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.
Demur (v. t.) To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about.
Demur (v. t.) To cause delay to; to put off.
Demur (v. i.) Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.
Denay (v. t.) To deny.
Denay (n.) Denial; refusal.
Denim (n.) A coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc.
Dense (a.) Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.
Dense (a.) Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.
Depot (n.) A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.
Depot (n.) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
Depot (n.) The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.
Depot (n.) A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight.
Depth (n.) The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.
Depth (n.) Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.
Depth (n.) Lowness; as, depth of sound.
Depth (n.) That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter.
Depth (n.) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
Depth (n.) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
Deray (n.) Disorder; merriment.
Derby (n.) A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.
Derby (n.) A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.
-derm (n.) A suffix or terminal formative, much used in anatomical terms, and signifying skin, integument, covering; as, blastoderm, ectoderm, etc.
Derma (n.) See Dermis.
Derne (a.) To hide; to skulk.
Derre (a.) Dearer.
Derth (n.) Dearth; scarcity.
Deter (v. t.) To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.
Dette (n.) Debt.
Detur (n.) A present of books given to a meritorious undergraduate student as a prize.
Deuce (n.) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.
Deuce (n.) A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned "40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.
Deuce (n.) The devil; a demon.
Deuse (a.) Alt. of Deused
Deut- () A prefix which formerly properly indicated the second in a regular series of compound in the series, and not to its composition, but which is now generally employed in the same sense as bi-or di-, although little used.
Devex (a.) Bending down; sloping.
Devex (n.) Devexity.
Devil (n.) The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind.
Devil (n.) An evil spirit; a demon.
Devil (n.) A very wicked person; hence, any great evil.
Devil (n.) An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.
Devil (n.) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.
Devil (n.) A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.
Devil (v. t.) To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.
Devil (v. t.) To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.
Devon (n.) One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen.
Devow (v. t.) To give up; to devote.
Devow (v. t.) To disavow; to disclaim.
Dewed (imp. & p. p.) of Dew
Eerie (a.) Alt. of Eery
Feast (n.) A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
Feast (n.) A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food.
Feast (n.) That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.
Feast (n.) To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.
Feast (n.) To be highly gratified or delighted.
Feast (v. t.) To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.
Feast (v. t.) To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.
Feaze (v. t.) To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a rope.
Feaze (v. t.) To beat; to chastise; also, to humble; to harass; to worry.
Feaze (n.) A state of anxious or fretful excitement; worry; vexation.
Fecal (a.) relating to, or containing, dregs, feces, or ordeure; faecal.
Feces (n. pl.) dregs; sediment; excrement. See FAeces.
Fecks (n.) A corruption of the word faith.
Feere (n.) A consort, husband or wife; a companion; a fere.
Feese (n.) the short run before a leap.
Feeze (v. t.) To turn, as a screw.
Feeze (v. t.) To beat; to chastise; to humble; to worry.
Feeze (n.) Fretful excitement. [Obs.] See Feaze.
Feign (v. t.) To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
Feign (v. t.) To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.
Feign (v. t.) To dissemble; to conceal.
Feine (v. t. & i.) To feign.
Feint (a.) Feigned; counterfeit.
Feint (a.) That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
Feint (a.) A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.
Feint (v. i.) To make a feint, or mock attack.
Feize (v. t.) See Feeze, v. t.
Felis (n.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, panther, and similar animals.
Felly (adv.) In a fell or cruel manner; fiercely; barbarously; savagely.
Felly (n.) The exterior wooden rim, or a segment of the rim, of a wheel, supported by the spokes.
Felon (a.) A person who has committed a felony.
Felon (a.) A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.
Felon (a.) A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.
Felon (a.) Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
Femme (n.) A woman. See Feme, n.
Femur (n.) The thigh bone.
Femur (n.) The proximal segment of the hind limb containing the thigh bone; the thigh. See Coxa.
Fence (n.) That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
Fence (n.) An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.
Fence (n.) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
Fence (n.) Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.
Fence (n.) A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
Fence (v. t.) To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
Fence (v. t.) To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
Fence (v. i.) To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
Fence (v. i.) To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
Fence (v. i.) Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
Fenks (n.) The refuse whale blubber, used as a manure, and in the manufacture of Prussian blue.
Fenny (a.) Pertaining to, or inhabiting, a fen; abounding in fens; swampy; boggy.
Feoff (v. t.) To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant a corporeal hereditament to; to enfeoff.
Feoff (n.) A fief. See Fief.
Ferae (n. pl.) A group of mammals which formerly included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.
Feral (a.) Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants.
Feral (a.) Funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous.
Ferde () imp. of Fare.
Feria (n.) A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.
Ferie (n.) A holiday.
Ferly (n.) Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.
Ferly (n.) A wonder; a marvel.
Ferme (n.) Rent for a farm; a farm; also, an abode; a place of residence; as, he let his land to ferm.
Ferny (a.) Abounding in ferns.
Ferre (a. & adv.) Alt. of Ferrer
Ferry (v. t.) To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
Ferry (v. i.) To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
Ferry (v. t.) A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
Ferry (v. t.) A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
Ferry (v. t.) A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
Fesse (n.) A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.
Feste (n.) A feast.
Fetal (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, a fetus; as, fetal circulation; fetal membranes.
Fetch (v. t.) To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get.
Fetch (v. t.) To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
Fetch (v. t.) To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to.
Fetch (v. t.) To reduce; to throw.
Fetch (v. t.) To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh.
Fetch (v. t.) To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
Fetch (v. t.) To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.
fetch (v. i.) To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
Fetch (n.) A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice.
Fetch (n.) The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
Feted (imp. & p. p.) of Fete
Fetid (a.) Having an offensive smell; stinking.
Fetis (a.) Neat; pretty; well made; graceful.
Fetor (n.) A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness.
Fette (imp.) of Fette
Fette (v. t.) To fetch.
Fetus (n.) The young or embryo of an animal in the womb, or in the egg; often restricted to the later stages in the development of viviparous and oviparous animals, embryo being applied to the earlier stages.
Feuar (n.) One who holds a feu.
Fever (n.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
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.
Fewel (n.) Fuel.
Feyne (v. t.) To feign.
Feyre (n.) A fair or market.
Gecko (n.) Any lizard of the family Geckonidae. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See Wall gecko, Fanfoot.
Geese (n.) pl. of Goose.
Geest (n.) Alluvial matter on the surface of land, not of recent origin.
Gelid (a.) Cold; very cold; frozen.
Gelly (n.) Jelly.
Gemel (a.) Coupled; paired.
Gemel (n.) One of the twins.
Gemel (n.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. Bars gemel, under Gemel, a.
Gemma (n.) A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud.
Gemma (n.) A bud spore; one of the small spores or buds in the reproduction of certain Protozoa, which separate one at a time from the parent cell.
Gemmy (n.) Full of gems; bright; glittering like a gem.
Gemmy (n.) Spruce; smart.
Gemul (n.) A small South American deer (Furcifer Chilensis), with simple forked horns.
Genet (n.) Alt. of Genette
Genet (n.) A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.
Genie (n.) See Genius.
Genio (n.) A man of a particular turn of mind.
Genii (pl. ) of Genius
Genre (n.) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.
Genty (a.) Neat; trim.
Genua (pl. ) of Genu
Genus (n.) A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.
Genus (n.) An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.
Genys (n.) See Gonys.
Geode (n.) A nodule of stone, containing a cavity,
Geode (n.) The cavity in such a nodule.
Gerah (n.) A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel.
Gerbe (n.) A kind of ornamental firework.
Gesse (v. t. & i.) To guess.
Geste (v. i.) To tell stories or gests.
Geten () p. p. of Get.
-head (suffix.) A variant of -hood.
Heady (a.) Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.
Heady (a.) Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.
Heady (a.) Violent; impetuous.
Heald (n.) A heddle.
Heapy (a.) Lying in heaps.
Heard (imp. & p. p.) of Hear
Heard () imp. & p. p. of Hear.
Heart (n.) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.
Heart (n.) The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; -- usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish
Heart (n.) The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc.
Heart (n.) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
Heart (n.) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
Heart (n.) That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, -- used as a symbol or representative of the heart.
Heart (n.) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.
Heart (n.) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.
Heart (n.) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.
Heart (v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.
Heart (v. i.) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.
Heath (n.) A low shrub (Erica, / Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.
Heath (n.) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
Heath (n.) A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
Hoven () of Heave
Heave (v. t.) To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.
Heave (v. t.) To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
Heave (v. t.) To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
Heave (v. t.) To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
Heave (v. t.) To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
Heave (v. i.) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
Heave (v. i.) To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle.
Heave (v. i.) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
Heave (v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
Heave (n.) An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
Heave (n.) An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
Heave (n.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
Heavy (a.) Having the heaves.
Heavy (superl.) Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.
Heavy (superl.) Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
Heavy (superl.) Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
Heavy (superl.) Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
Heavy (superl.) Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
Heavy (superl.) Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
Heavy (superl.) Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.
Heavy (superl.) Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
Heavy (superl.) Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
Heavy (superl.) Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.
Heavy (superl.) Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.
Heavy (superl.) With child; pregnant.
Heavy (adv.) Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
Heavy (v. t.) To make heavy.
Heben (n.) Ebony.
Hedge (n.) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a
Hedge (v. t.) To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set
Hedge (v. t.) To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
Hedge (v. t.) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).
Hedge (v. t.) To surround so as to prevent escape.
Hedge (v. i.) To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.
Hedge (v. i.) To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
Hedge (v. i.) To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
Heedy (a.) Heedful.
Hefty (a.) Moderately heavy.
Hegge (n.) A hedge.
Helix (n.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inc
Helix (n.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital.
Helix (n.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear.
Helix (n.) A genus of land snails, including a large number of species.
Hello (interj. & n.) See Halloo.
Helly (a.) Hellish.
Helot (n.) A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf.
Helve (n.) The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze.
Helve (n.) The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer.
Helve (n.) A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.
Helve (v. t.) To furnish with a helve, as an ax.
Hema- () Same as Haema-.
Hemal (a.) Relating to the blood or blood vessels; pertaining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the heart and great blood vessels; -- opposed to neural.
Hemi- () A prefix signifying half.
Hemin (n.) A substance, in the form of reddish brown, microscopic, prismatic crystals, formed from dried blood by the action of strong acetic acid and common salt; -- called also Teichmann's crystals. Chemically, it is a hydrochloride of hematin.
Hemo- () Same as Haema-, Haemo-.
Hempy (a.) Like hemp.
Hence (adv.) From this place; away.
Hence (adv.) From this time; in the future; as, a week hence.
Hence (adv.) From this reason; as an inference or deduction.
Hence (adv.) From this source or origin.
Hence (v. t.) To send away.
Hende (a.) Skillful; dexterous; clever.
Hende (a.) Friendly; civil; gentle; kind.
Hendy (a.) See Hende.
Henen (adv.) Hence.
Henna (n.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (L. alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the hails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.
Henna (n.) The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.
Henry (n.) The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere a second.
Hente (imp.) of Hent
Hepar (n.) Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alka
Hepar (n.) Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (/).
Hepta () A combining form from Gr. "epta`, seven.
Herby (a.) Having the nature of, pertaining to, or covered with, herbs or herbage.
women (pl. ) of Herdswoman
Heren (a.) Made of hair.
Herie (v. t.) To praise; to worship.
Herma (n.) See Hermes, 2.
Herne (n.) A corner.
Heron (n.) Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidae. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.
Herse (n.) A kind of gate or portcullis, having iron bars, like a harrow, studded with iron spikes. It is hung above gateways so that it may be quickly lowered, to impede the advance of an enemy.
Herse (n.) See Hearse, a carriage for the dead.
Herse (n.) A funeral ceremonial.
Herse (v. t.) Same as Hearse, v. t.
Herte (n.) A heart.
Heugh (n.) A crag; a cliff; a glen with overhanging sides.
Heugh (n.) A shaft in a coal pit; a hollow in a quarry.
Heved (n.) The head.
Hewed (imp.) of Hew
Hewed (p. p.) of Hew
Hewer (n.) One who hews.
Hexad (n.) An atom whose valence is six, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, six monad atoms or radicals; as, sulphur is a hexad in sulphuric acid. Also used as an adjective.
Hexyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H13, regarded as the essential residue of hexane, and a related series of compounds.
Heygh (a.) High.
Heyne (n.) A wretch; a rascal.
I. e. () Abbreviation of Latin id est, that is.
Jears (n. pl.) See 1st Jeer (b).
Jeers (n. pl.) See 1st Jeer (b).
Jelly (n.) Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like.
Jelly (n.) The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly.
Jelly (v. i.) To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly.
Jemmy (a.) Spruce.
Jemmy (n.) A short crowbar. See Jimmy.
Jemmy (n.) A baked sheep's head.
Jenny (n.) A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane.
Jenny (n.) A familiar name of the European wren.
Jenny (n.) A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories.
Jerid (n.) Same as Jereed.
Jerky (a.) Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.
Jesse (n.) Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art
Jesse (n.) A genealogical tree represented in stained glass.
Jesse (n.) A candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called also tree of Jesse.
Jesus (n.) The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation.
Jetty (a.) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
Jetty (n.) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
Jetty (n.) A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
Jetty (n.) A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole; as, the Eads system of jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Jetty (v. i.) To jut out; to project.
Jewel (n.) An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
Jewel (n.) A precious stone; a gem.
Jewel (n.) An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
Jewel (n.) A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
Jewel (v. t.) To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.
Jewry (n.) Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews; a Jews' quarter.
Kecky (a.) Resembling a kecksy.
Kedge (n.) To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
Kedge (v. t.) A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.
Keech (n.) A mass or lump of fat rolled up by the butcher.
Keels (n. pl.) Ninepins. See Kayles.
Keesh (n.) See Kish.
Keeve (n.) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
Keeve (n.) A bleaching vat; a kier.
Keeve (n.) A large vat used in dressing ores.
Keeve (v. t.) To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.
Keeve (v. t.) To heave; to tilt, as a cart.
Kelpy (n.) An imaginary spirit of the waters, horselike in form, vulgarly believed to warn, by preternatural noises and lights, those who are to be drowned.
Kempt () of Kemb
Kempe (a.) Rough; shaggy.
Kemps (n. pl.) The long flower stems of the ribwort plantain (Plantago Lanceolata).
Kempt () p. p. of Kemb.
Kerse (n.) A cress.
Kerve (v. t.) To carve.
Kesar (n.) See Kaiser.
Ketch (n.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.
Ketch (n.) A hangman. See Jack Ketch.
Ketch (v. t.) To catch.
Ketol (n.) One of a series of series of complex nitrogenous substances, represented by methyl ketol and related to indol.
Kevel (n.) A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.
Kevel (n.) A stone mason's hammer.
Kevel (n.) Alt. of Kevin
Kevin (n.) The gazelle.
Kever (v. t. &) i. To cover.
Keved (imp. & p. p.) of Key
Keyed (a.) Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune.
Leach (n.) See 3d Leech.
Leach (n.) A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
Leach (n.) A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
Leach (v. t.) To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.
Leach (v. t.) To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.
Leach (v. i.) To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
Leach (n.) See Leech, a physician.
Leady (a.) Resembling lead.
Leafy (superl) Full of leaves; abounding in leaves; as, the leafy forest.
Leafy (superl) Consisting of leaves.
Leaky (superl.) Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask.
Leaky (superl.) Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close.
Leant () of Lean
Leany (a.) Lean.
Leapt () of Leap
Learn (v. t.) To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.
Learn (v. t.) To communicate knowledge to; to teach.
Learn (v. i.) To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.
Lease (v. i.) To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
Lease (v. t.) To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.
Lease (v. t.) To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
Lease (v. t.) A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.
Lease (v. t.) The contract for such letting.
Lease (v. t.) Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
Leash (n.) A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog.
Leash (n.) A brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
Leash (n.) A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
Leash (v. t.) To tie together, or hold, with a leash.
Least (a.) Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
Least (adv.) In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
Least (conj.) See Lest, conj.
Leasy (a.) Flimsy; vague; deceptive.
Leave (v. i.) To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
Leave (v. t.) To raise; to levy.
Leave (n.) Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
Leave (n.) The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.
Leave (v.) To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
Leave (v.) To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
Leave (v.) To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
Leave (v.) To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
Leave (v.) To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
Leave (v.) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.
Leave (v.) To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.
Leave (v. i.) To depart; to set out.
Leave (v. i.) To cease; to desist; to leave off.
Leavy (a.) Leafy.
Leban (n.) Alt. of Lebban
Leche (n.) See water buck, under 3d Buck.
-ries (pl. ) of Lectionary
Leden (n.) Alt. of Ledden
Ledge (n.) A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.
Ledge (n.) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
Ledge (n.) A layer or stratum.
Ledge (n.) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
Ledge (n.) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
Ledgy (a.) Abounding in ledges; consisting of a ledge or reef; as, a ledgy island.
Leech (n.) See 2d Leach.
Leech (v. t.) See Leach, v. t.
Leech (n.) The border or edge at the side of a sail.
Leech (n.) A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing.
Leech (n.) Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species.
Leech (n.) A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.
Leech (v. t.) To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds.
Leech (v. t.) To bleed by the use of leeches.
Leede (n.) A caldron; a copper kettle.
Leeme (v. & n.) See Leme.
Leere (n.) Tape or braid; an ornament.
Leese (v. t.) To lose.
Leese (v. t.) To hurt.
Leful (a.) See Leveful.
Legal (a.) Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.
Legal (a.) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
Legal (a.) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.
Legal (a.) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
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.
Legge (v. t.) To lay.
Legge (v. t.) To lighten; to allay.
Leggy (a.) Having long legs.
Leman (n.) A sweetheart, of either sex; a gallant, or a mistress; -- usually in a bad sense.
Lemma (n.) A preliminary or auxiliary proposition demonstrated or accepted for immediate use in the demonstration of some other proposition, as in mathematics or logic.
Lemon (n.) An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange, and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is produced by a tropical tree of the genus Citrus, the common fruit known in commerce being that of the species C. Limonum or C. Medica (var. Limonum). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.
Lemon (n.) The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.
Lemur (n.) One of a family (Lemuridae) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo.
Lends (n. pl.) Loins.
Lento (a. & adv.) Slow; in slow time; slowly; -- rarely written lente.
Lepal (n.) A sterile transformed stamen.
Lepas (n.) Any one of various species of Lepas, a genus of pedunculated barnacles found attached to floating timber, bottoms of ships, Gulf weed, etc.; -- called also goose barnacle. See Barnacle.
Leper (n.) A person affected with leprosy.
Lepid (a.) Pleasant; jocose.
Lepra (n.) Leprosy.
Lepre (n.) Leprosy.
Lepry (n.) Leprosy.
Lered (v. t.) Learned.
Lerot (n.) A small European rodent (Eliomys nitela), allied to the dormouse.
-less () A privative adjective suffix, denoting without, destitute of, not having; as witless, childless, fatherless.
Letch (v. & n.) See Leach.
Letch (n.) Strong desire; passion. (Archaic).
Leten () p. p. of Lete.
-gies (pl. ) of Lethargy
Lethe (n.) Death.
Lethe (n.) A river of Hades whose waters when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past.
Lethe (n.) Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
Lethy (a.) Lethean.
Lette (v. t.) To let; to hinder. See Let, to hinder.
Letts (n. pl.) An Indo-European people, allied to the Lithuanians and Old Prussians, and inhabiting a part of the Baltic provinces of Russia.
Leuc- () Same as Leuco-.
Leuc- () A combining form signifying white, colorless; specif. (Chem.), denoting an extensive series of colorless organic compounds, obtained by reduction from certain other colored compounds; as, leucani
Leuke (n.) Alt. of Leukeness
Levee (n.) The act of rising.
Levee (n.) A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in distinction from a soiree, or evening assembly; a matinee; hence, also, any general or somewhat miscellaneous gathering of guests, whether in the daytime or evening; as, the president's levee.
Levee (v. t.) To attend the levee or levees of.
Levee (n.) An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi; sometimes, the steep bank of a river.
Levee (v. t.) To keep within a channel by means of levees; as, to levee a river.
Level (n.) A
Level (n.) A horizontal
Level (n.) An approximately horizontal
Level (n.) Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.
Level (n.) A uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level.
Level (n.) An instrument by which to find a horizontal
Level (n.) A measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level.
Level (n.) A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.
Level (a.) Even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake.
Level (a.) Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.
Level (a.) Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same
Level (a.) Straightforward; direct; clear; open.
Level (a.) Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.]
Level (a.) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
Level (v. t.) To make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level
Level (v. t.) To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.
Level (v. t.) To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
Level (v. t.) Figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men.
Level (v. t.) To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.
Level (v. i.) To be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit.
Level (v. i.) To aim a gun, spear, etc., horizontally; hence, to aim or point a weapon in direct
Leven (n.) Lightning.
Lever (a.) More agreeable; more pleasing.
Lever (adv.) Rather.
Lever (n.) A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; -- used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. Specif., a bar of metal, wood, or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mec
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.
Levet (n.) A trumpet call for rousing soldiers; a reveille.
Levin (n.) Lightning.
Levir (n.) A husband's brother; -- used in reference to levirate marriages.
Levo- () A prefix from L. laevus
Levo- () Pertaining to, or toward, the left; as, levorotatory.
Levo- () Turning the plane of polarized light to the left; as, levotartaric acid; levoracemic acid; levogyratory crystals, etc.
Lewis (n.) Alt. of Lewisson
Leges (pl. ) of Lex
Meach (v. i.) To skulk; to cower. See Mich.
Mealy (superl.) Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.
Mealy (superl.) Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.
Meant (imp. & p. p.) of Mean
Meant () imp. & p. p. of Mean.
Mease (n.) Five hundred; as, a mease of herrings.
Meath (n.) Alt. of Meathe
Meaty (a.) Abounding in meat.
Meawl (v. i.) See Mewl, and Miaul.
Medal (n.) A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward.
Medal (v. t.) To honor or reward with a medal.
Media (n.) pl. of Medium.
Media (n.) One of the sonant mutes /, /, / (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, /, /, / (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) /, /, / (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute.
Medic (n.) A leguminous plant of the genus Medicago. The black medic is the Medicago lupulina; the purple medic, or lucern, is M. sativa.
Medic (a.) Medical.
Media (pl. ) of Medium
Medii (pl. ) of Medius
Medle (v. t.) To mix; to mingle; to meddle.
Medly (v. t.) See Medle.
Medoc (n.) A class of claret wines, including several varieties, from the district of Medoc in the department of Gironde.
Meech (v. i.) See Mich.
Meeth (n.) Mead. See Meathe.
Meine (v. t.) See Menge.
Meine (n.) Alt. of Meiny
Meiny (n.) A family, including servants, etc.; household; retinue; train.
Meiny (n.) Company; band; army.
Melam (n.) A white or buff-colored granular powder, C6H9N11, obtained by heating ammonium sulphocyanate.
Melee (n.) A fight in which the combatants are mingled in one confused mass; a hand to hand conflict; an affray.
Melic () Of or pertaining to song; lyric; tuneful.
Melne (n.) A mill.
Meloe () A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle, under Oil.
Melon (n.) The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit.
Melon (n.) A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo.
Mends (n.) See Amends.
Mente (imp.) of Menge
Meint () of Menge
Menge (v. i.) To mix.
Menow (n.) A minnow.
Mense (n.) Man
Mense (v. t.) To grace.
-ment () A suffix denoting that which does a thing; an act or process; the result of an act or process; state or condition; as, aliment, that which nourishes, ornament, increment; fragment, piece broken, segment; abridgment, act of abridging, imprisonment, movement, adjournment; amazement, state of being amazed, astonishment.
Merce (v. t.) To subject to fine or amercement; to mulct; to amerce.
Mercy (n.) Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.
Mercy (n.) Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.
Mercy (n.) Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.
Mercy (n.) A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.
-mere () A combining form meaning part, portion; as, blastomere, epimere.
Merge (v. t.) To cause to be swallowed up; to immerse; to sink; to absorb.
Merge (v. i.) To be sunk, swallowed up, or lost.
Merit (n.) The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
Merit (n.) Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
Merit (n.) Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
Merit (n.) To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment.
Merit (n.) To reward.
Merit (v. i.) To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit.
Merke (a.) Murky.
Merle (n.) The European blackbird. See Blackbird.
Meros (n.) The plain surface between the channels of a triglyph.
Meros (n.) The proximal segment of the hind limb; the thigh.
Merou (n.) See Jack, 8 (c).
Merry (superl.) Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inc
Merry (superl.) Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.
Merry (superl.) Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, / merry jest.
Merry (n.) A kind of wild red cherry.
Merus (n.) See Meros.
Mesad (adv.) Same as Mesiad.
Mesal (a.) Same as Mesial.
Mesel (n.) A leper.
Meshy (a.) Formed with meshes; netted.
Mesne (a.) Middle; intervening; as, a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a superior, but grants a part of it to another person, in which case he is a tenant to the superior, but lord or superior to the second grantee, and hence is called the mesne lord.
Meso- () Alt. of Mes-
Meson (n.) The mesial plane dividing the body of an animal into similar right and left halves. The
Meta- () Alt. of Met-
Metal (n.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or metalloids. No sharp
Metal (n.) Ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners.
Metal (n.) A mine from which ores are taken.
Metal (n.) The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
Metal (n.) Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
Metal (n.) The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads.
Metal (n.) The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war.
Metal (n.) Glass in a state of fusion.
Metal (n.) The rails of a railroad.
Metal (v. t.) To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.
Mette (imp.) of Mete
Meted (imp. & p. p.) of Mete
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
Metre (n.) Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on number, quantity, and accent of syllables; rhythm; measure; verse; also, any specific rhythmical arrangements; as, the Horatian meters; a dactylic meter.
Metre (n.) A poem.
Metre (n.) A measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches, the standard of
Metic (n.) A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen.
Metif (n. f.) Alt. of Metive
Metis (n. f.) Alt. of Metisse
Metre (n.) See Meter.
Mette () imp. of Mete, to dream.
Meute (n.) A cage for hawks; a mew. See 4th Mew, 1.
Mewed (imp. & p. p.) of Mew
Mexal (mexcal.) Alt. of Mexical
Neyne (n.) Same as Meine.
Mezzo (a.) Mean; not extreme.
Neddy (n.) A pet name for a donkey.
Needs (adv.) Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; -- often with must, and equivalent to of need.
Needy (superl.) Distressed by want of the means of living; very por; indigent; necessitous.
Needy (superl.) Necessary; requiste.
Neeld (n.) Alt. of Neele
Neele (n.) A needle.
Ne'er (adv.) a contraction of Never.
Neese (v. i.) To sneeze.
Negro (n.) A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.
Negro (a.) Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
Negus (n.) A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; -- so called, it is said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus.
Neife (n.) A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf.
Neigh (v. i.) To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny.
Neigh (v. i.) To scoff or sneer; to jeer.
Neigh (n.) The cry of a horse; a whinny.
Nempt (p. p.) Called; named.
Nenia (n.) A funeral song; an elegy.
Nerre (adv. & a.) Nearer.
Nerve (n.) One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the animal body.
Nerve (n.) A sinew or a tendon.
Nerve (n.) Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor.
Nerve (n.) Steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution.
Nerve (n.) Audacity; assurance.
Nerve (n.) One of the principal fibrovascular bundles or ribs of a leaf, especially when these extend straight from the base or the midrib of the leaf.
Nerve (n.) One of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects.
Nerve (v. t.) To give strength or vigor to; to supply with force; as, fear nerved his arm.
Nervy (superl. -) Strong; sinewy.
-ness () A suffix used to form abstract nouns expressive of quality or state; as, goodness, greatness.
Netty (a.) Like a net, or network; netted.
Neura (pl. ) of Neuron
Neven (v. t.) To name; to mention; to utter.
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.
Nevew (n.) Nephew.
Newel (n.) A novelty; a new thing.
Newel (n.) The upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind; hence, in stairs having straight flights, the principal post at the foot of a staircase, or the secondary ones at the landings. See Hollow newel, under Hollow.
Newly (adv.) Lately; recently.
Newly (adv.) Anew; afresh; freshly.
Newsy (a.) Full of news; abounding in information as to current events.
Nexus (n.) Connection; tie.
Oelet (n.) An eye, bud, or shoot, as of a plant; an oilet.
Pease (pl. ) of Pea
Peace (v.) A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose
Peace (v.) Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
Peace (v.) Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
Peace (v.) Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience.
Peace (v.) Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord.
Peace (v. t. & i.) To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop.
Peach (v. t.) To accuse of crime; to inform against.
Peach (v. i.) To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.
Peach (n.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (Prunus, / Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
Peage (n.) See Paage.
Peaky (a.) Having a peak or peaks.
Peaky (a.) Sickly; peaked.
Pearl (n.) A fringe or border.
Pearl (v. t. ) To fringe; to border.
Pearl (n.) A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Pearls which are round, or nearly round, and of fine luster, are highly esteem
Pearl (n.) Hence, figuratively, something resembling a pearl; something very precious.
Pearl (n.) Nacre, or mother-of-pearl.
Pearl (n.) A fish allied to the turbot; the brill.
Pearl (n.) A light-colored tern.
Pearl (n.) One of the circle of tubercles which form the bur on a deer's antler.
Pearl (n.) A whitish speck or film on the eye.
Pearl (n.) A capsule of gelatin or similar substance containing some liquid for medicinal application, as ether.
Pearl (n.) A size of type, between agate and diamond.
Pearl (a.) Of or pertaining to pearl or pearls; made of pearls, or of mother-of-pearl.
Pearl (v. t.) To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl. Used also figuratively.
Pearl (v. t.) To cause to resemble pearls; to make into small round grains; as, to pearl barley.
Pearl (v. i.) To resemble pearl or pearls.
Pearl (v. i.) To give or hunt for pearls; as, to go pearling.
Peart (a.) Active; lively; brisk; smart; -- often applied to convalescents; as, she is quite peart to-day.
Pease (n.) A pea.
Pease (n.) A plural form of Pea. See the Note under Pea.
Peaty (a.) Composed of peat; abounding in peat; resembling peat.
Pecan (n.) A species of hickory (Carya olivaeformis), growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas, where it is one of the largest of forest trees; also, its fruit, a smooth, oblong nut, an inch or an inch and a half long, with a thin shell and well-flavored meat.
Pecco (n.) See Pekoe.
Pecul (n.) See Picul.
Pedal (a.) Of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively; specifically (Zool.), pertaining to the foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion.
Pedal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals.
Pedal (a.) A lever or key acted on by the foot, as in the pianoforte to raise the dampers, or in the organ to open and close certain pipes; a treadle, as in a lathe or a bicycle.
Pedal (a.) A pedal curve or surface.
Pedi- () Alt. of Pedo-
Pedo- () Combining forms from L. pes, pedis, foot, as pedipalp, pedireme, pedometer.
Peece (n. & v.) See Piece.
Peele (n.) A graceful and swift South African antelope (Pelea capreola). The hair is woolly, and ash-gray on the back and sides. The horns are black, long, slender, straight, nearly smooth, and very sharp. Called also rheeboc, and rehboc.
Peery (a.) Inquisitive; suspicious; sharp.
Peert (a.) Same as Peart.
Peise (n.) A weight; a poise.
Peise (v. t.) To poise or weight.
Pekan (n.) See Fisher, 2.
Pekoe (n.) A kind of black tea.
Pelma (n.) The under surface of the foot.
Pelta (n.) A small shield, especially one of an approximately elliptic form, or crescent-shaped.
Pelta (n.) A flat apothecium having no rim.
Penal (a.) Of or pertaining to punishment, to penalties, or to crimes and offenses; pertaining to criminal jurisprudence
Penal (a.) Enacting or threatening punishment; as, a penal statue; the penal code.
Penal (a.) Incurring punishment; subject to a penalty; as, a penalact of offense.
Penal (a.) Inflicted as punishment; used as a means of punishment; as, a penal colony or settlement.
Pence (n.) pl. of Penny. See Penny.
Penis (n.) The male member, or organ of generation.
Penna (n.) A perfect, or normal, feather.
Penny (a.) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
Pence (pl. ) of Penny
Penny (n.) An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).
Penny (n.) Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
Penny (n.) Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
Penny (n.) See Denarius.
Penny (a.) Worth or costing one penny.
Peony (n.) A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus Paeonia. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation.
Perca (n.) A genus of fishes, including the fresh-water perch.
Perce (v. t.) To pierce.
Perch (n.) Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several other allied genera of the family Percidae, as the common American or yellow perch (Perca flavescens, / Americana), and the European perch (P. fluviatilis).
Perch (n.) Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes belonging to the Percidae, Serranidae, and related families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches.
Perch (n.) A pole; a long staff; a rod; esp., a pole or other support for fowls to roost on or to rest on; a roost; figuratively, any elevated resting place or seat.
Perch (n.) A measure of length containing five and a half yards; a rod, or pole.
Perch (n.) In land or square measure: A square rod; the 160th part of an acre.
Perch (n.) In solid measure: A mass 16/ feet long, 1 foot in height, and 1/ feet in breadth, or 24/ cubic feet (in local use, from 22 to 25 cubic feet); -- used in measuring stonework.
Perch (n.) A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.
Perch (v. i.) To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost.
Perch (v. t.) To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.
Perch (v. t.) To occupy as a perch.
Perdu (a.) One placed on watch, or in ambush.
Perdu (a.) A soldier sent on a forlorn hope.
Perdu (a.) Alt. of Perdue
Perdy (adv.) Truly. See Parde.
Perel (n.) Apparel.
Peri- () A prefix used to signify around, by, near, over, beyond, or to give an intensive sense; as, perimeter, the measure around; perigee, point near the earth; periergy, work beyond what is needed; perispherical, quite spherical.
Peris (pl. ) of Peri
Peril (n.) Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.
Peril (v. t.) To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.
Peril (v. i.) To be in danger.
Perky (a.) Perk; pert; jaunty; trim.
Perry (n.) A fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider.
Perry (n.) A suddent squall. See Pirry.
Pedes (pl. ) of Pes
Pesky (a.) Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive.
Petal (n.) One of the leaves of the corolla, or the colored leaves of a flower. See Corolla, and Illust. of Flower.
Petal (n.) One of the expanded ambulacra which form a rosette on the black of certain Echini.
Petar (n.) See Petard.
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.
Petit (a.) Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty.
Petre (n.) See Saltpeter.
Petto (n.) The breast.
Petty (superl.) Little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince.
Pewee (n.) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and phoebe.
Pewee (n.) The woodcock.
Pewet (n.) Same as Pewit.
Pewit (n.) The lapwing.
Pewit (n.) The European black-headed, or laughing, gull (Xema ridibundus). See under Laughing.
Pewit (n.) The pewee.
Reach (v. i.) To retch.
Reach (n.) An effort to vomit.
Reach (v. t.) To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
Reach (v. t.) Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over; as, to reach one a book.
Reach (v. t.) To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear.
Reach (v. t.) To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
Reach (v. t.) Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
Reach (v. t.) To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river.
Reach (v. t.) To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.
Reach (v. t.) To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
Reach (v. t.) To understand; to comprehend.
Reach (v. t.) To overreach; to deceive.
Reach (v. i.) To stretch out the hand.
Reach (v. i.) To strain after something; to make efforts.
Reach (v. i.) To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.
Reach (v. i.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
Reach (n.) The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown; as, the fruit is beyond my reach; to be within reach of cannon shot.
Reach (n.) The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
Reach (n.) Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
Reach (n.) An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land.
Reach (n.) An artifice to obtain an advantage.
Reach (n.) The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
React (v. t.) To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome.
React (v. i.) To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.
React (v. i.) To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition.
Ready (superl.) Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey.
Ready (superl.) Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.
Ready (superl.) Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inc
Ready (superl.) Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman.
Ready (superl.) Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
Ready (superl.) On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.
Ready (superl.) A word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim.
Ready (adv.) In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
Ready (n.) Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.
Ready (v. t.) To dispose in order.
Realm (n.) A royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom.
Realm (n.) Hence, in general, province; region; country; domain; department; division; as, the realm of fancy.
Reame (n.) Realm.
Reata (n.) A lariat.
Reave (v. i.) To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. [Archaic]
Rebec (n.) An instrument formerly used which somewhat resembled the violin, having three strings, and being played with a bow.
Rebec (n.) A contemptuous term applied to an old woman.
Rebel (v. i.) Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
Rebel (n.) One who rebels.
Rebel (v. i.) To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
Rebel (v. i.) To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
Rebus (n.) A mode of expressing words and phrases by pictures of objects whose names resemble those words, or the syllables of which they are composed; enigmatical representation of words by figures; hence, a peculiar form of riddle made up of such representations.
Rebus (n.) A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs. See Canting arms, under Canting.
Rebus (v. t.) To mark or indicate by a rebus.
Rebut (v. t.) To drive or beat back; to repulse.
Rebut (v. t.) To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or countervailing proof.
Rebut (v. i.) To retire; to recoil.
Rebut (v. i.) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
Recto (n.) A writ of right.
Recto (n.) The right-hand page; -- opposed to verso.
Recti (pl. ) of Rectus
Recur (v. i.) To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
Recur (v. i.) To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night.
Recur (v. i.) To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
Redan (n.) A work having two parapets whose faces unite so as to form a salient angle toward the enemy.
Redan (n.) A step or vertical offset in a wall on uneven ground, to keep the parts level.
Redde () obs. imp. of Read, or Rede.
Redia (n.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces, in the same way, either another generation of rediae, or else cercariae within its own body. Called also proscolex, and nurse. See Illustration in Appendix.
Redly (adv.) In a red manner; with redness.
Redub (v. t.) To refit; to repair, or make reparation for; hence, to repay or requite.
Reedy (a.) Abounding with reeds; covered with reeds.
Reedy (a.) Having the quality of reed in tone, that is, ///// and thin^ as some voices.
Reefy (a.) Full of reefs or rocks.
Reeky (a.) Soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul.
Reeky (a.) Emitting reek.
Reeve (n.) The female of the ruff.
Reeve (v. t.) To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
Reeve (n.) an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.
Refar (v. t.) To go over again; to repeat.
Refel (v. t.) To refute; to disprove; as, to refel the tricks of a sophister.
Refer (v. t.) To carry or send back.
Refer (v. t.) Hence: To send or direct away; to send or direct elsewhere, as for treatment, aid, information, decision, etc.; to make over, or pass over, to another; as, to refer a student to an author; to refer a beggar to an officer; to refer a bill to a committee; a court refers a matter of fact to a commissioner for investigation, or refers a question of law to a superior tribunal.
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.
Refit (v. t.) To fit or prepare for use again; to repair; to restore after damage or decay; as, to refit a garment; to refit ships of war.
Refit (v. t.) To fit out or supply a second time.
Refit (v. i.) To obtain repairs or supplies; as, the fleet returned to refit.
Refix (v. t.) To fix again or anew; to establish anew.
-ries (pl. ) of Reformatory
-ries (pl. ) of Refrigeratory
Refut (n.) Refuge.
Regal (a.) Of or pertaining to a king; kingly; royal; as, regal authority, pomp, or sway.
Regal (n.) A small portable organ, played with one hand, the bellows being worked with the other, -- used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Regel (n.) See Rigel.
Reget (v. t.) To get again.
Regle (v. t.) To rule; to govern.
Regma (n.) A kind of dry fruit, consisting of three or more cells, each which at length breaks open at the inner angle.
Regne (n. & v.) See Reign.
Reign (n.) Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion.
Reign (n.) The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.
Reign (n.) The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth.
Reign (n.) To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.
Reign (n.) Hence, to be predominant; to prevail.
Reign (n.) To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.
Reins (n. pl.) The kidneys; also, the region of the kidneys; the loins.
Reins (n. pl.) The inward impulses; the affections and passions; -- so called because formerly supposed to have their seat in the part of the body where the kidneys are.
Rekne (v. t.) To reckon.
Relax (n.) To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews.
Relax (n.) To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort; as, to relax discip
Relax (n.) Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind.
Relax (n.) To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an aperient relaxes the bowels.
Relax (v. i.) To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax.
Relax (v. i.) To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.
Relax (v. i.) To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study.
Relax (n.) Relaxation.
Relax (a.) Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.
Relay (v. t.) To lay again; to lay a second time; as, to relay a pavement.
Relay (n.) A supply of anything arranged beforehand for affording relief from time to time, or at successive stages; provision for successive relief.
Relay (n.) A supply of horses placced at stations to be in readiness to relieve others, so that a trveler may proceed without delay.
Relay (n.) A supply of hunting dogs or horses kept in readiness at certain places to relive the tired dogs or horses, and to continue the pursuit of the game if it comes that way.
Relay (n.) A number of men who relieve others in carrying on some work.
Relay (n.) In various forms of telegraphic apparatus, a magnet which receives the circuit current, and is caused by it to bring into into action the power of a local battery for performing the work of making the record; also, a similar device by which the current in one circuit is made to open or close another circuit in which a current is passing.
Relic (n.) That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.
Relic (n.) The body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; -- usually in the plural when referring to the whole body.
Relic (n.) Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.
Relik (n.) Relic.
-ries (pl. ) of Reliquary
Remit (v. t.) To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
Remit (v. t.) To restore.
Remit (v. t.) To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail.
Remit (v. t.) To send off or away; hence: (a) To refer or direct (one) for information, guidance, help, etc. "Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen." Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision.
Remit (v. t.) To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
Remit (v. t.) To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
Remit (v. t.) To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation.
Remit (v. i.) To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits; the severity of the weather remits.
Remit (v. i.) To send money, as in payment.
Remix (v. t.) To mix again or repeatedly.
Remue (v. t.) To remove.
Renal (a.) Of or pertaining to the kidneys; in the region of the kidneys.
Renay (v. t.) To deny; to disown.
Renew (v. t.) To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to re/stablish; to recreate; to rebuild.
Renew (v. t.) Specifically, to substitute for (an old obligation or right) a new one of the same nature; to continue in force; to make again; as, to renew a lease, note, or patent.
Renew (v. t.) To begin again; to recommence.
Renew (v. t.) To repeat; to go over again.
Renew (v. t.) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.
Renew (v. i.) To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.
Renne (v. t.) To plunder; -- only in the phrase "to rape and renne." See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
Renne (v. i.) To run.
Rente (n.) In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc., which represent government indebtedness.
Repay (v. t.) To pay back; to refund; as, to repay money borrowed or advanced.
Repay (v. t.) To make return or requital for; to recompense; -- in a good or bad sense; as, to repay kindness; to repay an injury.
Repay (v. t.) To pay anew, or a second time, as a debt.
Repel (v. t.) To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
Repel (v. t.) To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument.
Repel (v. i.) To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion.
Reply (v. i.) To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
Reply (v. i.) To answer a defendant's plea.
Reply (v. i.) Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
Reply (v. t.) To return for an answer.
Reply (v. i.) That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.
Resaw (v. t.) To saw again; specifically, to saw a balk, or a timber, which has already been squared, into dimension lumber, as joists, boards, etc.
Reset (v. t.) To set again; as, to reset type; to reset copy; to reset a diamond.
Reset (n.) The act of resetting.
Reset (n.) That which is reset; matter set up again.
Reset (n.) The receiving of stolen goods, or harboring an outlaw.
Reset (v. t.) To harbor or secrete; to hide, as stolen goods or a criminal.
Resin (n.) Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).
Resow (v. t.) To sow again.
-ties (pl. ) of Responsibility
-ries (pl. ) of Responsory
Resty (a.) Disposed to rest; indisposed toexercton; sluggish; also, restive.
Retch (v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
Retch (v. t. & i.) To care for; to heed; to reck.
Retex (v. t.) To annual, as orders.
Retry (v. t.) To try (esp. judicially) a second time; as, to retry a case; to retry an accused person.
Rette (v. t.) See Aret.
Reule (n.& v.) Rule.
Reume (n.) Realm.
Revel (n.) See Reveal.
Revel (v. i.) A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal.
Revel (v. i.) To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry.
Revel (v. i.) To move playfully; to indulge without restraint.
Revel (v. t.) To draw back; to retract.
Revet (v. t.) To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.
Revie (v. t.) To vie with, or rival, in return.
Revie (v. t.) To meet a wager on, as on the taking of a trick, with a higher wager.
Revie (v. i.) To exceed an adversary's wager in card playing.
Revie (v. i.) To make a retort; to bandy words.
Rewet (n.) A gunlock.
Rewin (v. t.) To win again, or win back.
Rewle (n. & v.) Rule.
Rewme (n.) Realm.
Rewth (n.) Ruth.
Reges (pl. ) of Rex
Reyse (v. t.) To raise.
Reyse (v. i.) To go on a military expedition.
Selch (n.) A seal.
Seamy (a.) Having a seam; containing seams, or showing them.
Seave (n.) A rush.
Seavy (a.) Overgrown with rushes.
Sebat (n.) The eleventh month of the ancient Hebrew year, approximately corresponding with February.
Sebic (a.) See Sebacic.
Secco (a.) Dry.
Seche (v. t. & i.) To seek.
Secle (n.) A century.
Secre (a.) Secret; secretive; faithful to a secret.
Secre (n.) A secret.
Sedan (n.) A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.
Sedge (n.) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
Sedge (n.) A flock of herons.
Sedgy (a.) Overgrown with sedge.
Sedum (n.) A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop.
Seeds (pl. ) of Seed
Seedy (superl.) Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds.
Seedy (superl.) Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy.
Seedy (superl.) Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking; as, he looked seedy coat.
Seely (a.) See Silly.
Seepy (a.) Alt. of Sipy
Seeth () imp. of Seethe.
Segar (n.) See Cigar.
Segge (n.) The hedge sparrow.
Segno (n.) A sign. See Al segno, and Dal segno.
Seigh () obs. imp. sing. of See. Saw.
Seine (n.) A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.
Seint (n.) A girdle.
Seint (n.) A saint.
Seise (v. t.) See Seize.
Seity (n.) Something peculiar to one's self.
Seize (v. t.) To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
Seize (v. t.) To take possession of by force.
Seize (v. t.) To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
Seize (v. t.) To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
Seize (v. t.) To fasten; to fix.
Seize (v. t.) To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
Seize (v. t.) To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or mar
Sekes (n.) A place in a pagan temple in which the images of the deities were inclosed.
Selah (n.) A word of doubtful meaning, occuring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song.
Selve (a.) Self; same.
Semen (n.) The seed of plants.
Semen (n.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power.
Semi- () A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent.
Senge (v. t.) To singe.
Senna (n.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. (C. acutifolia, C. angustifolia, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine.
Senna (n.) The plants themselves, native to the East, but now cultivated largely in the south of Europe and in the West Indies.
Se?or (n.) A Spanish title of courtesy corresponding to the English Mr. or Sir; also, a gentleman.
Sense (v. t.) A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature.
Sense (v. t.) Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.
Sense (v. t.) Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.
Sense (v. t.) Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.
Sense (v. t.) That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.
Sense (v. t.) Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.
Sense (v. t.) Moral perception or appreciation.
Sense (v. t.) One of two opposite directions in which a
Sense (v. t.) To perceive by the senses; to recognize.
Senza (prep.) Without; as, senza stromenti, without instruments.
Sepal (n.) A leaf or division of the calyx.
Sepia (n.) The common European cuttlefish.
Sepia (n.) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under Cuttlefish.
Sepia (n.) A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia. Cf. India ink, under India.
Sepia (a.) Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.
Sepic (a.) Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.
Sepon (n.) See Supawn.
Sepoy (n.) A native of India employed as a soldier in the service of a European power, esp. of Great Britain; an Oriental soldier discip
Septa (pl. ) of Septum
Serai (n.) A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest house.
Serge (n.) A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes.
Serge (n.) A large wax candle used in the ceremonies of various churches.
Serie (n.) Series.
Serin (n.) A European finch (Serinus hortulanus) closely related to the canary.
Seron (n.) Alt. of Seroon
Serow (n.) Alt. of Surrow
Serry (v. t.) To crowd; to press together.
Serum (n.) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc.
Serum (n.) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum.
Serve (v. t.) To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one's self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship.
Serve (v. t.) To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to.
Serve (v. t.) To be suitor to; to profess love to.
Serve (v. t.) To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop.
Serve (v. t.) Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; -- often with up; formerly with in.
Serve (v. t.) To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one's country.
Serve (v. t.) To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one's turn.
Serve (v. t.) To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch.
Serve (v. t.) To treat; to behave one's self to; to requite; to act toward; as, he served me very ill.
Serve (v. t.) To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns.
Serve (v. t.) To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons.
Serve (v. t.) To make legal service opon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subp/na.
Serve (v. t.) To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison.
Serve (v. t.) To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; -- said of the male.
Serve (v. t.) To lead off in delivering (the ball).
Serve (v. t.) To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving.
Serve (v. i.) To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service.
Serve (v. i.) To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc.
Serve (v. i.) To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc.
Serve (v. i.) To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable.
Serve (v. i.) To lead off in delivering the ball.
Serye (n.) A series.
Sessa (interj.) Hurry; run.
Setae (pl. ) of Seta
Setee (n.) See 2d Settee.
Seten () obs. imp. pl. of Sit. Sat.
Setim (n.) See Shittim.
Seton (n.) A few silk threads or horsehairs, or a strip of
Seven (a.) One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.
Seven (n.) The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
Seven (n.) A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
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.
Sewed (imp.) of Sew
Sewed (p. p.) of Sew
Sewel (n.) A scarecrow, generally made of feathers tied to a string, hung up to prevent deer from breaking into a place.
Sewen (n.) A British trout usually regarded as a variety (var. Cambricus) of the salmon trout.
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.
Sewin (n.) Same as Sewen.
Sexed (a.) Belonging to sex; having sex; distinctively male of female; as, the sexed condition.
Sexly (a.) Pertaining to sex.
Sexto (n.) A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into six leaves.
Seyen () imp. pl. & p. p. of See.
Seynd () p. p. of Senge, to singe.
Seynt (n.) A gridle. See 1st Seint.
Teach (v. t.) To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.
Teach (v. t.) To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class.
Teach (v. t.) To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.
Teach (v. i.) To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.
Teade (n.) A torch.
Teary (a.) Wet with tears; tearful.
Teary (a.) Consisting of tears, or drops like tears.
Tease (v. t.) To comb or card, as wool or flax.
Tease (v. t.) To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.
Tease (v. t.) To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.
Tease (v. t.) To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.
Tease (n.) One who teases or plagues.
Techy (a.) Peevish; fretful; irritable.
Tecum (n.) See Tucum.
Tedge (n.) The gate of a mold, through which the melted metal is poured; runner, geat.
Teend (v. t. & i.) To kindle; to burn.
Teens (n. pl.) The years of one's age having the termination -teen, beginning with thirteen and ending with nineteen; as, a girl in her teens.
Teeny (a.) Very small; tiny.
Teeny (a.) Fretful; peevish; pettish; cross.
Teest (n.) A tinsmith's stake, or small anvil.
Teeth (n.) pl. of Tooth.
Teeth (v. i.) To breed, or grow, teeth.
Teind (n.) A tithe.
Teine (n.) See Teyne.
Teint (n.) Tint; color; tinge, See Tint.
Telic (a.) Denoting the final end or purpose, as distinguished from ecbatic. See Ecbatic.
Tempo (n.) The rate or degree of movement in time.
Temps (n.) Time.
Tempt (v. t.) To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.
Tempt (v. t.) To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.
Tempt (v. t.) To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.
Tempt (v. t.) To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.
Temse (n.) A sieve.
Tench (n.) A European fresh-water fish (Tinca tinca, or T. vulgaris) allied to the carp. It is noted for its tenacity of life.
Tenet (n.) Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a person holds or maintains as true; as, the tenets of Plato or of Cicero.
Tenia (n.) See Taenia.
Tenne (n.) A tincture, rarely employed, which is considered as an orange color or bright brown. It is represented by diagonal
Tennu (n.) The tapir.
Tenon (n.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth, Tusk.
Tenon (v. t.) To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.
Tenor (n.) A state of holding on in a continuous course; manner of continuity; constant mode; general tendency; course; career.
Tenor (n.) That course of thought which holds on through a discourse; the general drift or course of thought; purport; intent; meaning; understanding.
Tenor (n.) Stamp; character; nature.
Tenor (n.) An exact copy of a writing, set forth in the words and figures of it. It differs from purport, which is only the substance or general import of the instrument.
Tenor (n.) The higher of the two kinds of voices usually belonging to adult males; hence, the part in the harmony adapted to this voice; the second of the four parts in the scale of sounds, reckoning from the base, and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxillary.
Tenor (n.) A person who sings the tenor, or the instrument that play it.
Tense (n.) One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.
Tense (a.) Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.
Tenth (a.) Next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others.
Tenth (a.) Constituting or being one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided.
Tenth (n.) The next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others.
Tenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided.
Tenth (n.) The tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe.
Tenth (n.) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third.
Tenth (n.) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject.
Tenth (n.) The tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne's Bounty.
Tepal (n.) A division of a perianth.
Tepee (n.) An Indian wigwam or tent.
Tepid (a.) Moderately warm; lukewarm; as, a tepid bath; tepid rays; tepid vapors.
Tepor (n.) Gentle heat; moderate warmth; tepidness.
Terce (n.) See Tierce.
Teret (a.) Round; terete.
Terga (pl. ) of Tergum
Terin (n.) A small yellow singing bird, with an ash-colored head; the European siskin. Called also tarin.
Terma (n.) The terminal lamina, or thin ventral part, of the anterior wall of the third ventricle of the brain.
Terra (n.) The earth; earth.
Terry (n.) A kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings.
Terse (superl.) Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished.
Terse (superl.) Refined; accomplished; -- said of persons.
Terse (superl.) Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style.
Tests (pl. ) of Testa
Testa (n.) The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals.
Testa (n.) The outer integument of a seed; the episperm, or spermoderm.
Teste (n.) A witness.
Teste (n.) The witnessing or concluding clause, duty attached; -- said of a writ, deed, or the like.
Testy (superl.) Fretful; peevish; petulant; easily irritated.
Tetel (n.) A large African antelope (Alcelaphus tora). It has widely divergent, strongly ringed horns.
Tetty (a.) Testy; irritable.
Tewed (imp. & p. p.) of Tew
Tewan (n.) A tribe of American Indians including many of the Pueblos of New Mexico and adjacent regions.
Tewed (a.) Fatigued; worn with labor or hardship.
Tewel (n.) A pipe, funnel, or chimney, as for smoke.
Tewel (n.) The tuyere of a furnace.
Texas (n.) A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc.
Teyne (n.) A thin plate of metal.
Vedro (n.) A Russian liquid measure, equal to 3.249 gallons of U. S. standard measure, or 2.706 imperial gallons.
Veery (n.) An American thrush (Turdus fuscescens) common in the Northern United States and Canada. It is light tawny brown above. The breast is pale buff, thickly spotted with brown. Called also Wilson's thrush.
Veiny (a.) Full of veins; veinous; veined; as, veiny marble.
Velar (a.) Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate.
Velar (a.) Having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard q.
Velum (n.) Curtain or covering; -- applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under Palate.
Velum (n.) See Veil, n., 3 (b).
Velum (n.) A thin membrane surrounding the sporocarps of quillworts Isoetes).
Velum (n.) A veil-like organ or part.
Velum (n.) The circular membrane that partially incloses the space beneath the umbrella of hydroid medusae.
Velum (n.) A delicate funnel-like membrane around the flagellum of certain Infusoria. See Illust. a of Protozoa.
Venae (pl. ) of Vena
Venal (a.) Of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood.
Venal (a.) Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary; purchasable; hireling; as, venal services.
Vends (n. pl.) See Wends.
Venew (n.) A bout, or turn, as at fencing; a thrust; a hit; a veney.
Veney (n.) A bout; a thrust; a venew.
Venge (v. t.) To avenge; to punish; to revenge.
Venom (n.) Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing or stinging.
Venom (n.) Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer.
Venom (n.) To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.
Venue (n.) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid.
Venue (n.) A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew.
Venus (n.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.
Venus (n.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.
Venus (n.) The metal copper; -- probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.
Venus (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.
Verge (n.) A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.
Verge (n.) The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.
Verge (n.) The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction; -- so called from the verge, or staff, which the marshal bore.
Verge (n.) A virgate; a yardland.
Verge (n.) A border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent.
Verge (n.) A circumference; a circle; a ring.
Verge (n.) The shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft.
Verge (n.) The edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof.
Verge (n.) The spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement.
Verge (n.) The edge or outside of a bed or border.
Verge (n.) A slip of grass adjoining gravel walks, and dividing them from the borders in a parterre.
Verge (n.) The penis.
Verge (n.) The external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
Verge (v. i.) To border upon; to tend; to inc
Verge (v. i.) To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.
Verse (n.) A
Verse (n.) Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry.
Verse (n.) A short division of any composition.
Verse (n.) A stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses.
Verse (n.) One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments.
Verse (n.) A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.
Verse (n.) A piece of poetry.
Verse (v. t.) To tell in verse, or poetry.
Verse (v. i.) To make verses; to versify.
Verso (n.) The reverse, or left-hand, page of a book or a folded sheet of paper; -- opposed to recto.
Verst (n.) A Russian measure of length containing 3,500 English feet.
Vertu (n.) Virtue; power. See Virtue.
Vertu (n.) See Virtu.
Verve (n.) Excitement of imagination such as animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing; rapture; enthusiasm; spirit; energy.
Vespa (n.) A genus of Hymenoptera including the common wasps and hornets.
Vesta (n.) One of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it.
Vesta (n.) An asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by Olbers in 1807.
Vesta (n.) A wax friction match.
Vetch (n.) Any leguminous plant of the genus Vicia, some species of which are valuable for fodder. The common species is V. sativa.
Vexed (imp. & p. p.) of Vex
Vexed (a.) Annoyed; harassed; troubled.
Vexed (a.) Much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a vexed question.
Vexer (n.) One who vexes or troubles.
Vexil (n.) A vexillum.
Weald (n.) A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; -- often used in place names.
Weary (superl.) Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
Weary (superl.) Causing weariness; tiresome.
Weary (superl.) Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with of before the cause; as, weary of marching, or of confinement; weary of study.
Weary (v. t.) To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self with labor or traveling.
Weary (v. t.) To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.
Weary (v. t.) To harass by anything irksome.
Weary (v. i.) To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking.
Weasy (a.) Given to sensual indulgence; gluttonous.
Woven (p. p.) of Weave
Weave (v. t.) To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as, to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close connection or intermixture; to unite intimately.
Weave (v. t.) To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as a texture of any kind, by putting together textile materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet; hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate; as, to weave the plot of a story.
Weave (v. i.) To practice weaving; to work with a loom.
Weave (v. i.) To become woven or interwoven.
Weave (n.) A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave.
Webby (a.) Of or pertaining to a web or webs; like a web; filled or covered with webs.
Weber (n.) The standard unit of electrical quantity, and also of current. See Coulomb, and Amp/re.
Weder (n.) Weather.
Wedge (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.
Wedge (n.) A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
Wedge (n.) A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
Wedge (n.) Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.
Wedge (n.) The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; -- so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
Wedge (v. t.) To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.
Wedge (v. t.) To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
Wedge (v. t.) To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way.
Wedge (v. t.) To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
Wedge (v. t.) To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.
Wedge (v. t.) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
Wedgy (a.) Like a wedge; wedge-shaped.
Weedy (superl.) Of or pertaining to weeds; consisting of weeds.
Weedy (superl.) Abounding with weeds; as, weedy grounds; a weedy garden; weedy corn.
Weedy (superl.) Scraggy; ill-shaped; ungainly; -- said of colts or horses, and also of persons.
Weedy (a.) Dressed in weeds, or mourning garments.
Weely () A kind of trap or snare for fish, made of twigs.
Weigh (n.) A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh.
Weigh (v. t.) To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor.
Weigh (v. t.) To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of, that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of matter of; as, to weigh sugar; to weigh gold.
Weigh (v. t.) To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of.
Weigh (v. t.) To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
Weigh (v. t.) To examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate deliberately and maturely; to balance.
Weigh (v. t.) To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
Weigh (v. i.) To have weight; to be heavy.
Weigh (v. i.) To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
Weigh (v. i.) To bear heavily; to press hard.
Weigh (v. i.) To judge; to estimate.
Weigh (n.) A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey.
Weird (n.) Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction.
Weird (n.) A spell or charm.
Weird (a.) Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.
Weird (a.) Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc.
Weird (v. t.) To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to.
Weism (n.) Same as Wegotism.
Weive (v. t.) See Waive.
Wekau (n.) A small New Zealand owl (Sceloglaux albifacies). It has short wings and long legs, and lives chiefly on the ground.
Welch (a.) See Welsh.
Welew (v. t.) To welk, or wither.
We'll () Contraction for we will or we shall.
Welsh (a.) Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants.
Welsh (n.) The language of Wales, or of the Welsh people.
Welsh (n.) The natives or inhabitants of Wales.
Welte () imp. of Weld, to wield.
Wench (n.) A young woman; a girl; a maiden.
Wench (n.) A low, vicious young woman; a drab; a strumpet.
Wench (n.) A colored woman; a negress.
Wench (v. i.) To frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame.
Wende () imp. of Wene.
Wends (n. pl.) A Slavic tribe which once occupied the northern and eastern parts of Germany, of which a small remnant exists.
Wenny (a.) Having the nature of a wen; resembling a wen; as, a wennish excrescence.
Wepen (n.) Weapon.
Werke (v.) See Work.
Werre (n.) War.
Werst (n.) See Verst.
Wesil (n.) See Weasand.
Westy (a.) Dizzy; giddy.
Wevil (n.) See Weevil.
Weyle (v. t. & i.) To wail.
Weyve (v. t.) To waive.
Xebec (n.) A small three-masted vessel, with projecting bow stern and convex decks, used in the Mediterranean for transporting merchandise, etc. It carries large square sails, or both. Xebecs were formerly armed and used by corsairs.
Xenia (pl. ) of Xenium
Xenyl (n.) The radical characteristic of xenylic compounds.
Xeres (n.) Sherry. See Sherry.
Xerif (n.) A shereef.
Yeara (n.) The California poison oak (Rhus diversiloba). See under Poison, a.
Yearn (v. t.) To pain; to grieve; to vex.
Yearn (v. i.) To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
Yearn (v. i. & t.) To curdle, as milk.
Yearn (v. i.) To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.
Yeast (n.) The foam, or troth (top yeast), or the sediment (bottom yeast), of beer or other in fermentation, which contains the yeast plant or its spores, and under certain conditions produces fermentation in saccharine or farinaceous substances; a preparation used for raising dough for bread or cakes, and making it light and puffy; barm; ferment.
Yeast (n.) Spume, or foam, of water.
Yeast (n.) A form of fungus which grows as indvidual rounded cells, rather than in a mycelium, and reproduces by budding; esp. members of the orders Endomycetales and Moniliales. Some fungi may grow both as a yeast or as a mycelium, depending on the conditions of growth.
Yeman (n.) A yeoman.
Yerba (n.) An herb; a plant.
Yerne (a.) Eagerly; briskly; quickly.
Yerst (adv.) See Erst.
Yesty (a.) See Yeasty.
Yeven (p. p.) Given.
Yewen (a.) Made of yew; as, yewen bows.
Yezdi (n.) Same as Izedi.
Zebec (n.) See Xebec.
Zebra (n.) Either one of two species of South African wild horses remarkable for having the body white or yellowish white, and conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
Zebub (n.) A large noxious fly of Abyssinia, which like the tsetse fly, is destructive to cattle.
Zemni (n.) The blind mole rat (Spalax typhlus), native of Eastern Europe and Asia. Its eyes and ears are rudimentary, and its fur is soft and brownish, more or less tinged with gray. It constructs extensive burrows.
Zenik (n.) See Zenick.
Zerda (n.) The fennec.
Zeros (pl. ) of Zero
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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".