5 letter words whose second letter is R
Araby (n.) The country of Arabia.
Arace (v. t.) To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
Arara (n.) The palm (or great black) cockatoo, of Australia (Microglossus aterrimus).
Arbor (n.) A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower.
Arbor (n.) A tree, as distinguished from a shrub.
Arbor (n.) An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion.
Arbor (n.) A mandrel in lathe turning.
Arch- () A prefix signifying chief, as in archbuilder, archfiend.
-arch (a.) A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).
-goes (pl. ) of Archipelago
Archy (a.) Arched; as, archy brows.
archy () A suffix properly meaning a rule, ruling, as in monarchy, the rule of one only. Cf. -arch.
Ardor (n.) Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.
Ardor (n.) Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor.
Ardor (n.) Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.
Areas (pl. ) of Area
Aread (v. t.) Alt. of Areed
Areed (v. t.) To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess; as, to aread a riddle or a dream.
Areed (v. t.) To read.
Areed (v. t.) To counsel, advise, warn, or direct.
Areed (v. t.) To decree; to adjudge.
Areal (a.) Of or pertaining to an area; as, areal interstices (the areas or spaces inclosed by the reticulate vessels of leaves).
Arear (v. t. & i.) To raise; to set up; to stir up.
Arear (adv.) Backward; in or to the rear; behindhand.
Areca (n.) A genus of palms, one species of which produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India with the leaf of the Piper Betle and lime.
Areek (adv. & a.) In a reeking condition.
Arefy (v. t.) To dry, or make dry.
Arena (n.) The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered with sand.
Arena (n.) Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life.
Arena (n.) "Sand" or "gravel" in the kidneys.
Areng (n.) Alt. of Arenga
Arere (v. t. & i.) See Arear.
Arest (n.) A support for the spear when couched for the attack.
Argal (n.) Crude tartar. See Argol.
Argal (adv.) A ludicrous corruption of the Latin word ergo, therefore.
Argal (n.) Alt. of Argali
Argas (n.) A genus of venomous ticks which attack men and animals. The famous Persian Argas, also called Miana bug, is A. Persicus; that of Central America, called talaje by the natives, is A. Talaje.
Argil (n.) Clay, or potter's earth; sometimes pure clay, or alumina. See Clay.
Argol (n.) Crude tartar; an acidulous salt from which cream of tartar is prepared. It exists in the juice of grapes, and is deposited from wines on the sides of the casks.
Argon (n.) A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and remarkable for its chemical inertness.
Argot (n.) A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.
Argue (v. i.) To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason.
Argue (v. i.) To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; -- followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him.
Argue (v. t.) To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued.
Argue (v. t.) To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.
Argue (v. t.) To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion.
Argue (v. t.) To blame; to accuse; to charge with.
Argus (n.) A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock's tail.
Argus (n.) One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful.
Argus (n.) A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (A. giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species A. Grayi inhabits Borneo.
Arian (a. & n.) See Aryan.
Arian (a.) Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings.
Arian (n.) One who adheres to or believes the doctrines of Arius.
Ariel () Alt. of Ariel gazelle
Aries (n.) The Ram; the first of the twelve signs in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the vernal equinox, about the 21st of March.
Aries (n.) A constellation west of Taurus, drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a ram.
Aries (n.) A battering-ram.
Arose (imp.) of Arise
Arise (v. i.) To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a cloud arose; the sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning.
Arise (v. i.) To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself; as, the waves of the sea arose; a persecution arose; the wrath of the king shall arise.
Arise (v. i.) To proceed; to issue; to spring.
Arise (n.) Rising.
Arist () 3d sing. pres. of Arise, for ariseth.
Arles (n. pl.) An earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain.
Armed (imp. & p. p.) of Arm
Armed (a.) Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security or protection.
Armed (a.) Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.
Armed (a.) Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- said of beasts and birds of prey.
Armet (n.) A kind of helmet worn in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
Armil (n.) A bracelet.
Armil (n.) An ancient astronomical instrument.
Armor (n.) Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle.
Armor (n.) Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the fire of artillery.
Arnee (n.) The wild buffalo of India (Bos, or Bubalus, arni), larger than the domestic buffalo and having enormous horns.
Arnot (n.) Alt. of Arnut
Arnut (n.) The earthnut.
Aroid (a.) Alt. of Aroideous
Aroma (n.) The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee.
Aroma (n.) Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.
Aroph (n.) A barbarous word used by the old chemists to designate various medical remedies.
Arose () The past or preterit tense of Arise.
Arpen (n.) Formerly, a measure of land in France, varying in different parts of the country. The arpent of Paris was 4,088 sq. yards, or nearly five sixths of an English acre. The woodland arpent was about 1 acre, 1 rood, 1 perch, English.
Arras (n.) Tapestry; a rich figured fabric; especially, a screen or hangings of heavy cloth with interwoven figures.
Arras (v. t.) To furnish with an arras.
Array (n.) Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular
Array (n.) The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers.
Array (n.) An imposing series of things.
Array (n.) Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel.
Array (n.) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause.
Array (n.) The panel itself.
Array (n.) The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
Array (n.) To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal.
Array (n.) To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
Array (n.) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.
Arret (n.) A judgment, decision, or decree of a court or high tribunal; also, a decree of a sovereign.
Arret (n.) An arrest; a legal seizure.
Arret (v. t.) Same as Aret.
Arris (n.) The sharp edge or salient angle formed by two surfaces meeting each other, whether plane or curved; -- applied particularly to the edges in moldings, and to the raised edges which separate the flutings in a Doric column.
Arrow (n.) A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.
Arsis (n.) That part of a foot where the ictus is put, or which is distinguished from the rest (known as the thesis) of the foot by a greater stress of voice.
Arsis (n.) That elevation of voice now called metrical accentuation, or the rhythmic accent.
Arsis (n.) The elevation of the hand, or that part of the bar at which it is raised, in beating time; the weak or unaccented part of the bar; -- opposed to thesis.
Arson (n.) The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship.
Artly (adv.) With art or skill.
Artow () A contraction of art thou.
Arval (n.) A funeral feast.
Aryan (n.) One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
Aryan (n.) The language of the original Aryans.
Aryan (a.) Of or pertaining to the people called Aryans; Indo-European; Indo-Germanic; as, the Aryan stock, the Aryan languages.
Brace (n.) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
Brace (n.) A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
Brace (n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension.
Brace (n.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
Brace (n.) A vertical curved
Brace (n.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
Brace (n.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
Brace (n.) A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
Brace (n.) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
Brace (n.) Harness; warlike preparation.
Brace (n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
Brace (n.) The mouth of a shaft.
Brace (v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
Brace (v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
Brace (v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
Brace (v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
Brace (v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.
Brace (v. i.) To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up.
Brach (n.) A bitch of the hound kind.
Brack (n.) An opening caused by the parting of any solid body; a crack or breach; a flaw.
Brack (n.) Salt or brackish water.
Bract (n.) A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, from the axil of which a flower stalk arises.
Bract (n.) Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the base of a flower.
-ical (a.) Alt. of ical
Braid (v. t.) To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait.
Braid (v. t.) To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary operations.
Braid (v. t.) To reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid.
Braid (n.) A plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together different strands.
Braid (n.) A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or
Braid (n.) A quick motion; a start.
Braid (n.) A fancy; freak; caprice.
Braid (v. i.) To start; to awake.
Braid (v. t.) Deceitful.
Brail (n.) A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk's wing.
Brail (n.) Ropes passing through pulleys, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling.
Brail (n.) A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched.
Brail (v. t.) To haul up by the brails; -- used with up; as, to brail up a sail.
Brain (n.) The whitish mass of soft matter (the center of the nervous system, and the seat of consciousness and volition) which is inclosed in the cartilaginous or bony cranium of vertebrate animals. It is simply the anterior termination of the spinal cord, and is developed from three embryonic vesicles, whose cavities are connected with the central canal of the cord; the cavities of the vesicles become the central cavities, or ventricles, and the walls thicken unequally and become the three s
Brain (n.) The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.
Brain (n.) The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding.
Brain (n.) The affections; fancy; imagination.
Brain (v. t.) To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.
Brain (v. t.) To conceive; to understand.
Brait (n.) A rough diamond.
Brake () imp. of Break.
Brake (n.) A fern of the genus Pteris, esp. the P. aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern.
Brake (n.) A thicket; a place overgrown with shrubs and brambles, with undergrowth and ferns, or with canes.
Brake (v. t.) An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber.
Brake (v. t.) An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a fire engine.
Brake (v. t.) A baker's kneading though.
Brake (v. t.) A sharp bit or snaffle.
Brake (v. t.) A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him; also, an inclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
Brake (v. t.) That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
Brake (v. t.) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
Brake (v. t.) A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after plowing; a drag.
Brake (v. t.) A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.
Brake (v. t.) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine, or other motor, by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
Brake (v. t.) A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.
Brake (v. t.) An ancient instrument of torture.
Braky (a.) Full of brakes; abounding with brambles, shrubs, or ferns; rough; thorny.
Brama (n.) See Brahma.
Brame (n.) Sharp passion; vexation.
Brand (v. t.) A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
Brand (v. t.) A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
Brand (v. t.) A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to designate the quality, manufacturer, etc., of the contents, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; -- also, a mark for a similar purpose made in any other way, as with a stencil. Hence, figurately: Quality; kind; grade; as, a good brand of flour.
Brand (v. t.) A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
Brand (v. t.) An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
Brand (v. t.) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei.
Brand (v. t.) To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron, to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as infamous (as a convict).
Brand (v. t.) To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
Brand (v. t.) Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
Brand (v. t.) To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
Brank (n.) Buckwheat.
Brank (n.) Alt. of Branks
Brank (v. i.) To hold up and toss the head; -- applied to horses as spurning the bit.
Brank (v. i.) To prance; to caper.
Brant (n.) A species of wild goose (Branta bernicla) -- called also brent and brand goose. The name is also applied to other related species.
Brant (a.) Steep.
Brash (a.) Hasty in temper; impetuous.
Brash (a.) Brittle, as wood or vegetables.
Brash (n.) A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
Brash (n.) Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
Brash (n.) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial deposits.
Brash (n.) Broken fragments of ice.
Brass (n.) An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely other metals.
Brass (n.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is often
Brass (n.) Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze.
Brass (n.) Impudence; a brazen face.
Brass (n.) Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.
Brass (n.) A brass plate engraved with a figure or device. Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc.
Brass (n.) Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass.
Brast (v. t. & i.) To burst.
Brave (superl.) Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
Brave (superl.) Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
Brave (superl.) Making a fine show or display.
Brave (n.) A brave person; one who is daring.
Brave (n.) Specifically, an Indian warrior.
Brave (n.) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
Brave (n.) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
Brave (v. t.) To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
Brave (v. t.) To adorn; to make fine or showy.
Bravo (a.) A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.
Bravo (interj.) Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.
Brawl (v. i.) To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
Brawl (v. i.) To complain loudly; to scold.
Brawl (v. i.) To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones.
Brawl (n.) A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult; as, a drunken brawl.
Brawn (n.) A muscle; flesh.
Brawn (n.) Full, strong muscles, esp. of the arm or leg, muscular strength; a protuberant muscular part of the body; sometimes, the arm.
Brawn (n.) The flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared flesh of a boar.
Brawn (n.) A boar.
Braxy (n.) A disease of sheep. The term is variously applied in different localities.
Braxy (n.) A diseased sheep, or its mutton.
Braze (v. i.) To solder with hard solder, esp. with an alloy of copper and zinc; as, to braze the seams of a copper pipe.
Braze (v. i.) To harden.
Braze (v. t.) To cover or ornament with brass.
Bread (a.) To spread.
Bread (n.) An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.
Bread (n.) Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
Bread (v. t.) To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets.
broke (imp.) of Break
Brake () of Break
Broke () of Break
Break (v. t.) To strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal; to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock.
Break (v. t.) To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods.
Break (v. t.) To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate.
Break (v. t.) To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
Break (v. t.) To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
Break (v. t.) To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
Break (v. t.) To exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax.
Break (v. t.) To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
Break (v. t.) To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow.
Break (v. t.) To impart, as news or information; to broach; -- with to, and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as, to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose cautiously to a friend.
Break (v. t.) To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discip
Break (v. t.) To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.
Break (v. i.) To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder.
Break (v. i.) To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag.
Break (v. i.) To burst forth; to make its way; to come to view; to appear; to dawn.
Break (v. i.) To burst forth violently, as a storm.
Break (v. i.) To open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the clouds are breaking.
Break (v. i.) To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength.
Break (v. i.) To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief; as, my heart is breaking.
Break (v. i.) To fall in business; to become bankrupt.
Break (v. i.) To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait; as, to break into a run or gallop.
Break (v. i.) To fail in musical quality; as, a singer's voice breaks when it is strained beyond its compass and a tone or note is not completed, but degenerates into an unmusical sound instead. Also, to change in tone, as a boy's voice at puberty.
Break (v. i.) To fall out; to terminate friendship.
Break (v. t.) An opening made by fracture or disruption.
Break (v. t.) An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship.
Break (v. t.) A projection or recess from the face of a building.
Break (v. t.) An opening or displacement in the circuit, interrupting the electrical current.
Break (v. t.) An interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a break in the conversation.
Break (v. t.) An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled
Break (v. t.) The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the break of day; the break of dawn.
Break (v. t.) A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.
Break (v. t.) A device for checking motion, or for measuring friction. See Brake, n. 9 & 10.
Break (n.) See Commutator.
Bream (n.) A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.
Bream (n.) An American fresh-water fish, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.
Bream (n.) A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream.
Bream (v. t.) To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.
Brede (n.) Alt. of Breede
Brede (n.) A braid.
Breed (v. t.) To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
Breed (v. t.) To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.
Breed (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up.
Breed (v. t.) To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
Breed (v. t.) To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
Breed (v. t.) To raise, as any kind of stock.
Breed (v. t.) To produce or obtain by any natural process.
Breed (v. i.) To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.
Breed (v. i.) To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.
Breed (v. i.) To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
Breed (v. i.) To raise a breed; to get progeny.
Breed (n.) A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
Breed (n.) Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities.
Breed (n.) A number produced at once; a brood.
Breme (a.) Fierce; sharp; severe; cruel.
Breme (a.) Famous; renowned; well known.
Brent (imp. & p. p.) of Brenne
Brent (a.) Alt. of Brant
Brant (a.) Steep; high.
Brant (a.) Smooth; unwrinkled.
Brent (imp. & p. p.) Burnt.
Brent (n.) A brant. See Brant.
Brere (n.) A brier.
Brest (3d sing.pr.) for Bursteth.
Brest (n.) Alt. of Breast
Brast (imp.) of Breste
Brett (n.) Same as Britzska.
Breve (n.) A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus: / ), but is now made oval, with a
Breve (n.) Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court.
Breve (n.) A curved mark [/] used commonly to indicate the short quantity of a vowel.
Breve (n.) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail.
Briar (n.) Same as Brier.
Bribe (n.) A gift begged; a present.
Bribe (n.) A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.
Bribe (n.) That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
Bribe (v. t.) To rob or steal.
Bribe (v. t.) To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
Bribe (v. t.) To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.
Bribe (v. i.) To commit robbery or theft.
Bribe (v. i.) To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise.
Brick (n.) A block or clay tempered with water, sand, etc., molded into a regular form, usually rectangular, and sun-dried, or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp.
Brick (n.) Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick.
Brick (n.) Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a penny brick (of bread).
Brick (n.) A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick.
Brick (v. t.) To lay or pave with bricks; to surround,
Brick (v. t.) To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge tool, and pointing them.
Bride (n.) A woman newly married, or about to be married.
Bride (n.) Fig.: An object ardently loved.
Bride (v. t.) To make a bride of.
Brief (a.) Short in duration.
Brief (a.) Concise; terse; succinct.
Brief (a.) Rife; common; prevalent.
Brief (adv.) Briefly.
Brief (adv.) Soon; quickly.
Brief (a.) A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words.
Brief (a.) An epitome.
Brief (a.) An abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at law. This word is applied also to a statement of the heads or points of a law argument.
Brief (a.) A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2.
Brief (n.) A writ issuing from the chancery, directed to any judge ordinary, commanding and authorizing that judge to call a jury to inquire into the case, and upon their verdict to pronounce sentence.
Brief (n.) A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.
Brief (v. t.) To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.
Brier (n.) Alt. of Briar
Briar (n.) A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially, species of Rosa, Rubus, and Smilax.
Briar (n.) Fig.: Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings.
Brike (n.) A breach; ruin; downfall; peril.
Brill (n.) A fish allied to the turbot (Rhombus levis), much esteemed in England for food; -- called also bret, pearl, prill. See Bret.
Brine (n.) Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong sa
Brine (n.) The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.
Brine (n.) Tears; -- so called from their saltness.
Brine (v. t.) To steep or saturate in brine.
Brine (v. t.) To sprinkle with salt or brine; as, to brine hay.
Bring (v. t.) To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch.
Bring (v. t.) To cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to.
Bring (v. t.) To convey; to move; to carry or conduct.
Bring (v. t.) To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
Bring (v. t.) To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?
Brink (n.) The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig.
Briny (a.) Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt; as, a briny taste; the briny flood.
Brisk (a.) Full of live
Brisk (a.) Full of spirit of life; effervesc/ng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider.
Brisk (v. t. & i.) To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; -- usually with up.
Britt (n.) The young of the common herring; also, a small species of herring; the sprat.
Britt (n.) The minute marine animals (chiefly Entomostraca) upon which the right whales feed.
Brite (v. t.) Alt. of Bright
Brize (n.) The breeze fly. See Breeze.
Broad (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
Broad (superl.) Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
Broad (superl.) Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
Broad (superl.) Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
Broad (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
Broad (superl.) Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
Broad (superl.) Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
Broad (superl.) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
Broad (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
Broad (superl.) Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
Broad (n.) The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
Broad (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
Broad (n.) A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
Brock (n.) A badger.
Brock (n.) A brocket.
Broid (v. t.) To braid.
Broil (n.) A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.
Broil (v. t.) To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
Broil (v. t.) To subject to great (commonly direct) heat.
Broil (v. i.) To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.
Broke (v. i.) To transact business for another.
Broke (v. i.) To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp.
Broke () imp. & p. p. of Break.
Broma (n.) Aliment; food.
Broma (n.) A light form of prepared cocoa (or cacao), or the drink made from it.
Brome (n.) See Bromine.
Brond (n.) A sword.
Brood (v. t.) The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
Brood (v. t.) The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.
Brood (v. t.) That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
Brood (v. t.) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
Brood (a.) Sitting or inc
Brood (a.) Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
Brood (v. i.) To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
Brood (v. i.) To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; -- usually followed by over or on; as, to brood over misfortunes.
Brood (v. t.) To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
Brood (v. t.) To cherish with care.
Brood (v. t.) To think anxiously or moodily upon.
Brook (v. t.) A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
Brook (v. t.) To use; to enjoy.
Brook (v. t.) To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
Brook (v. t.) To deserve; to earn.
Broom (n.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus scoparius of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers.
Broom (n.) An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.
Broom (v. t.) See Bream.
Brose (n.) Pottage made by pouring some boiling liquid on meal (esp. oatmeal), and stirring it. It is called beef brose, water brose, etc., according to the name of the liquid (beef broth, hot water, etc.) used.
Broth (n.) Liquid in which flesh (and sometimes other substances, as barley or rice) has been boiled; thin or simple soup.
Brown (superl.) Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.
Brown (n.) A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue.
Brown (v. t.) To make brown or dusky.
Brown (v. t.) To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.
Brown (v. t.) To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.
Brown (v. i.) To become brown.
Bruin (a.) A bear; -- so called in popular tales and fables.
Bruit (n.) Report; rumor; fame.
Bruit (n.) An abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on auscultation.
Bruit (v. t.) To report; to noise abroad.
Brume (n.) Mist; fog; vapors.
Brunt (v. t.) The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a battle.
Brunt (v. t.) The force of a blow; shock; collision.
Brush (n.) An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.
Brush (n.) The bushy tail of a fox.
Brush (n.) A tuft of hair on the mandibles.
Brush (n.) Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.
Brush (n.) A thicket of shrubs or small trees; the shrubs and small trees in a wood; underbrush.
Brush (n.) A bundle of flexible wires or thin plates of metal, used to conduct an electrical current to or from the commutator of a dynamo, electric motor, or similar apparatus.
Brush (n.) The act of brushing; as, to give one's clothes a brush; a rubbing or grazing with a quick motion; a light touch; as, we got a brush from the wheel as it passed.
Brush (n.) A skirmish; a slight encounter; a shock or collision; as, to have a brush with an enemy.
Brush (n.) A short contest, or trial, of speed.
Brush (n.) To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush.
Brush (n.) To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush.
Brush (n.) To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; -- commonly with off.
Brush (v. i.) To move nimbly in haste; to move so lightly as scarcely to be perceived; as, to brush by.
Brusk (a.) Same as Brusque.
Bruta (n.) See Edentata.
Brute (a.) Not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence or volition; as, the brute earth; the brute powers of nature.
Brute (a.) Not possessing reason, irrational; unthinking; as, a brute beast; the brute creation.
Brute (a.) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, a brute beast. Hence: Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless; as, brute violence.
Brute (a.) Having the physical powers predominating over the mental; coarse; unpolished; unintelligent.
Brute (a.) Rough; uncivilized; unfeeling.
Brute (n.) An animal destitute of human reason; any animal not human; esp. a quadruped; a beast.
Brute (n.) A brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; as unfeeling or coarse person.
Brute (v. t.) To report; to bruit.
Crack (v. t.) To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
Crack (v. t.) To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
Crack (v. t.) To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
Crack (v. t.) To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
Crack (v. t.) To cry up; to extol; -- followed by up.
Crack (v. i.) To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
Crack (v. i.) To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
Crack (v. i.) To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
Crack (v. i.) To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of.
Crack (n.) A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
Crack (n.) Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
Crack (n.) A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
Crack (n.) The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
Crack (n.) Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
Crack (n.) A crazy or crack-brained person.
Crack (n.) A boast; boasting.
Crack (n.) Breach of chastity.
Crack (n.) A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
Crack (n.) A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
Crack (n.) Free conversation; friendly chat.
Crack (a.) Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of.
Craft (n.) Strength; might; secret power.
Craft (n.) Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.
Craft (n.) Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.
Craft (n.) Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.
Craft (n.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense.
Craft (v. t.) To play tricks; to practice artifice.
Craie (n.) See Crare.
Crail (n.) A creel or osier basket.
Crake (v. t. & i.) To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.
Crake (v. t. & i.) To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.
Crake (n.) A boast. See Crack, n.
Crake (n.) Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.
Cramp (n.) That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
Cramp (n.) A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used to hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.; a cramp iron.
Cramp (n.) A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used for compressing the joints of framework, etc.
Cramp (n.) A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape.
Cramp (n.) A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, as of the leg.
Cramp (v. t.) To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder.
Cramp (v. t.) To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.
Cramp (v. t.) to bind together; to unite.
Cramp (v. t.) To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.
Cramp (v. t.) To afflict with cramp.
Cramp (n.) Knotty; difficult.
Crane (n.) A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel.
Crane (n.) A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck.
Crane (n.) A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; -- so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick.
Crane (n.) An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire.
Crane (n.) A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
Crane (n.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2.
Crane (v. t.) To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up.
Crane (v. t.) To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.
Crane (v. i.) to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
Crang (n.) See Krang.
Crank (n.) A bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of a shaft, by which motion is imparted to or received from it; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. See Bell crank.
Crank (n.) Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
Crank (n.) A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
Crank (n.) A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.
Crank (n.) A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter.
Crank (n.) A sick person; an invalid.
Crank (n.) Sick; infirm.
Crank (n.) Liable to careen or be overset, as a ship when she is too narrow, or has not sufficient ballast, or is loaded too high, to carry full sail.
Crank (n.) Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.
Crank (n.) To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
Crape (n.) A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.
Crape (n.) To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.
Craps (n.) A gambling game with dice.
Crapy (a.) Resembling crape.
Crare (n.) A slow unwieldy trading vessel.
Crase (v. t.) To break in pieces; to crack.
Crash (v. t. ) To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence.
Crash (v. i.) To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise.
Crash (v. i.) To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof.
Crash (n.) A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once.
Crash (n.) Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise.
Crash (n.) Coarse, heavy, narrow
Crass (a.) Gross; thick; dense; coarse; not elaborated or refined.
Crate (n.) A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
Crate (n.) A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.
Crate (v. t.) To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.
Crave (v. t.) To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
Crave (v. t.) To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.
Crave (v. i.) To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.
-fish (pl. ) of Crayfish
Crawl (v. i.) To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.
Crawl (v. i.) to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.
Crawl (v. i.) To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.
Crawl (v. i.) To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7.
Crawl (n.) The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal.
Crawl (n.) A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.
Craze (v. t.) To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase.
Craze (v. t.) To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
Craze (v. t.) To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
Craze (v. i.) To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
Craze (v. i.) To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
Craze (n.) Craziness; insanity.
Craze (n.) A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
Craze (n.) A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
Crazy (a.) Characterized
Crazy (a.) Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged.
Crazy (a.) Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager.
Creak (v. i.) To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances; as, shoes creak.
Creak (v. t.) To produce a creaking sound with.
Creak (n.) The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.
Cream (n.) The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained.
Cream (n.) The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
Cream (n.) A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
Cream (n.) A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
Cream (n.) The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures.
Cream (v. t.) To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
Cream (v. t.) To take off the best or choicest part of.
Cream (v. t.) To furnish with, or as with, cream.
Cream (v. i.) To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.
Creat (n.) An usher to a riding master.
Credo (n.) The creed, as sung or read in the Roman Catholic church.
Creed (v. t.) A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.
Creed (v. t.) Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
Creed (v. t.) To believe; to credit.
Creek (n.) A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
Creek (n.) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
Creek (n.) Any turn or winding.
Creel (n.) An osier basket, such as anglers use.
Creel (n.) A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
Crept (imp.) of Creep
Crope () of Creep
Crept (p. p.) of Creep
Creep (v. t.) To move along the ground, or on any other surface, on the belly, as a worm or reptile; to move as a child on the hands and knees; to crawl.
Creep (v. t.) To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness.
Creep (v. t.) To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or one's self; as, age creeps upon us.
Creep (v. t.) To slip, or to become slightly displaced; as, the collodion on a negative, or a coat of varnish, may creep in drying; the quicksilver on a mirror may creep.
Creep (v. t.) To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant.
Creep (v. t.) To grow, as a vine, clinging to the ground or to some other support by means of roots or rootlets, or by tendrils, along its length.
Creep (v. t.) To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl; as, the sight made my flesh creep. See Crawl, v. i., 4.
Creep (v. i.) To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.
Creep (n.) The act or process of creeping.
Creep (n.) A distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects.
Creep (n.) A slow rising of the floor of a gallery, occasioned by the pressure of incumbent strata upon the pillars or sides; a gradual movement of mining ground.
Crees (n. pl.) An Algonquin tribe of Indians, inhabiting a large part of British America east of the Rocky Mountains and south of Hudson's Bay.
Crems (n.) See Krems.
Crepe (n.) Same as Crape.
Crept () imp. & p. p. of Creep.
Cress (n.) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
Crest (n.) A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.
Crest (n.) The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet.
Crest (n.) A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.
Crest (n.) The upper curve of a horse's neck.
Crest (n.) The ridge or top of a wave.
Crest (n.) The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
Crest (n.) The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
Crest (n.) The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
Crest (n.) The top
Crest (v. t.) To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
Crest (v. t.) To mark with
Crest (v. i.) To form a crest.
Crete (n.) A Cretan
Creux (n.) Used in English only in the expression en creux. Thus, engraving en creux is engraving in intaglio, or by sinking or hollowing out the design.
Crick (n.) The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.
Crick (n.) A painful, spasmodic affection of the muscles of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, rendering it difficult to move the part.
Crick (n.) A small jackscrew.
Cried () imp. & p. p. of Cry.
Crier (n.) One who cries; one who makes proclamation.
Crier (n.) an officer who proclaims the orders or directions of a court, or who gives public notice by loud proclamation; as, a town-crier.
Crime (n.) Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
Crime (n.) Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
Crime (n.) Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
Crime (n.) That which occasion crime.
Crimp (v. t.) To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
Crimp (v. t.) To pinch and hold; to seize.
Crimp (v. t.) to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
Crimp (v. t.) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
Crimp (a.) Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
Crimp (a.) Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
Crimp (n.) A coal broker.
Crimp (n.) One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
Crimp (n.) A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
Crimp (n.) Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.
Crimp (n.) A game at cards.
Crisp (a.) Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
Crisp (a.) Curled with the ripple of the water.
Crisp (a.) Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
Crisp (a.) Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
Crisp (a.) Lively; sparking; effervescing.
Crisp (a.) Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
Crisp (a.) To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
Crisp (a.) To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.
Crisp (a.) To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
Crisp (v. i.) To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t.
Crisp (n.) That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling.
Crith (n.) The unit for estimating the weight of a/riform substances; -- the weight of a liter of hydrogen at 0/ centigrade, and with a tension of 76 centimeters of mercury. It is 0.0896 of a gram, or 1.38274 grains.
Croak (v. i.) To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
Croak (v. i.) To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
Croak (v. t.) To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster.
Croak (n.) The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound.
Croat (n.) A native of Croatia, in Austria; esp., one of the native Slavic race.
Croat (n.) An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.
Crock (n.) The loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth.
Crock (v. t.) To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth.
Crock (v. i.) To give off crock or smut.
Crock (n.) A low stool.
Crock (n.) Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher.
Crock (v. t.) To lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter.
Croft (n.) A small, inclosed field, adjoining a house; a small farm.
Crois (n.) See Cross, n.
Croma (n.) A quaver.
Crone (n.) An old ewe.
Crone (n.) An old woman; -- usually in contempt.
Crone (n.) An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an old woman.
Crony (n.) A crone.
Crony (n.) An intimate companion; a familiar frend
Crook (n.) A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.
Crook (n.) Any implement having a bent or crooked end.
Crook (n.) The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep.
Crook (n.) A bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff.
Crook (n.) A pothook.
Crook (n.) An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge.
Crook (n.) A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
Crook (n.) A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc.
Crook (n.) To turn from a straight
Crook (n.) To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
Crook (v. i.) To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature.
Croon (v. i.) To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain.
Croon (v. i.) To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.
Croon (v. t.) To sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum.
Croon (v. t.) To soothe by singing softly.
Croon (n.) A low, continued moan; a murmur.
Croon (n.) A low singing; a plain, artless melody.
Crore (n.) Ten millions; as, a crore of rupees (which is nearly $5,000,000).
Cross (n.) A gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.
Cross (n.) The sign or mark of the cross, made with the finger, or in ink, etc., or actually represented in some material; the symbol of Christ's death; the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity, of a Christian people, and of Christendom.
Cross (n.) Affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune.
Cross (n.) A piece of money stamped with the figure of a cross, also, that side of such a piece on which the cross is stamped; hence, money in general.
Cross (n.) An appendage or ornament or anything in the form of a cross; a badge or ornamental device of the general shape of a cross; hence, such an ornament, even when varying considerably from that form; thus, the Cross of the British Order of St. George and St. Michael consists of a central medallion with seven arms radiating from it.
Cross (n.) A monument in the form of a cross, or surmounted by a cross, set up in a public place; as, a market cross; a boundary cross; Charing Cross in London.
Cross (n.) A common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above.
Cross (n.) The crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write.
Cross (n.) Church lands.
Cross (n.) A
Cross (n.) A mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind.
Cross (n.) An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.
Cross (n.) A pipe-fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle.
Cross (a.) Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.
Cross (a.) Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse.
Cross (a.) Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman.
Cross (a.) Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged; as, cross interrogatories; cross marriages, as when a brother and sister marry persons standing in the same relation to each other.
Cross (prep.) Athwart; across.
Cross (v. t.) To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.
Cross (v. t.) To lay or draw something, as a
Cross (v. t.) To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.
Cross (v. t.) To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time.
Cross (v. t.) To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.
Cross (v. t.) To interfere and cut off; to debar.
Cross (v. t.) To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself.
Cross (v. t.) To cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a
Cross (v. t.) To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of.
Cross (v. i.) To lie or be athwart.
Cross (v. i.) To move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross from New York to Liverpool.
Cross (v. i.) To be inconsistent.
Cross (v. i.) To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.
Croud (n.) See Crowd, a violin.
Croup (n.) The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle.
Croup (n.) An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also called membranous croup). See False croup, under False, and Diphtheria.
Crout (n.) See Sourkrout.
Crown () of Crow
Crowd (v. t.) To push, to press, to shove.
Crowd (v. t.) To press or drive together; to mass together.
Crowd (v. t.) To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
Crowd (v. t.) To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
Crowd (v. i.) To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.
Crowd (v. i.) To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.
Crowd (v. t.) A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
Crowd (v. t.) A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.
Crowd (v. t.) The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.
Crowd (n.) An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.
Crowd (v. t.) To play on a crowd; to fiddle.
Crown () p. p. of Crow.
Crown (n.) A wreath or garland, or any ornamental fillet encircling the head, especially as a reward of victory or mark of honorable distinction; hence, anything given on account of, or obtained by, faithful or successful effort; a reward.
Crown (n.) A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.
Crown (n.) The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article.
Crown (n.) Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
Crown (n.) Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish.
Crown (n.) Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
Crown (n.) The topmost part of anything; the summit.
Crown (n.) The topmost part of the head (see Illust. of Bird.); that part of the head from which the hair descends toward the sides and back; also, the head or brain.
Crown (n.) The part of a hat above the brim.
Crown (n.) The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
Crown (n.) The vertex or top of an arch; -- applied generally to about one third of the curve, but in a pointed arch to the apex only.
Crown (n.) Same as Corona.
Crown (n.) That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank.
Crown (n.) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level
Crown (n.) The bights formed by the several turns of a cable.
Crown (n.) The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
Crown (n.) The dome of a furnace.
Crown (n.) The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.
Crown (n.) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
Crown (n.) A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
Crown (n.) A coin stamped with the image of a crown; hence,a denomination of money; as, the English crown, a silver coin of the value of five shillings sterling, or a little more than $1.20; the Danish or Norwegian crown, a money of account, etc., worth nearly twenty-seven cents.
Crown (n.) An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown.
Crown (n.) To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.
Crown (n.) To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
Crown (n.) To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
Crown (n.) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
Crown (n.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
Crows (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians of the Dakota stock, living in Montana; -- also called Upsarokas.
Croys (n.) See Cross, n.
Croze (n.) A cooper's tool for making the grooves for the heads of casks, etc.; also, the groove itself.
Crude (superl.) In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh.
Crude (superl.) Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
Crude (superl.) Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature.
Crude (superl.) Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
Crude (superl.) Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
Crude (superl.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
Crudy (a.) Coagulated.
Crudy (a.) Characterized by crudeness; raw.
Cruel (n.) See Crewel.
Cruel (a.) Disposed to give pain to others; willing or pleased to hurt, torment, or afflict; destitute of sympathetic kindness and pity; savage; inhuman; hard-hearted; merciless.
Cruel (a.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
Cruel (a.) Attended with cruetly; painful; harsh.
Cruet (n.) A bottle or vessel; esp., a vial or small glass bottle for holding vinegar, oil, pepper, or the like, for the table; a caster.
Cruet (n.) A vessel used to hold wine, oil, or water for the service of the altar.
Crull (a.) Curly; curled.
Crumb (n.) A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.
Crumb (n.) Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.
Crumb (n.) The soft part of bread.
Crumb (v. t.) To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread.
Crump (a.) Crooked; bent.
Crump (a.) Hard or crusty; dry baked; as, a crump loaf.
Crunk (v. i.) Alt. of Crunkle
Cruor (n.) The coloring matter of the blood; the clotted portion of coagulated blood, containing the coloring matter; gore.
Crura (n. pl.) See Crus.
Crura (pl. ) of Crus
Cruse (n.) A cup or dish.
Cruse (n.) A bottle for holding water, oil, honey, etc.
Crush (v. t.) To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
Crush (v. t.) To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
Crush (v. t.) To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
Crush (v. t.) To oppress or burden grievously.
Crush (v. t.) To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
Crush (v. i.) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
Crush (n.) A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
Crush (n.) Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception.
Crust (n.) The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a crust of snow.
Crust (n.) The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard.
Crust (n.) The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.
Crust (n.) The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; -- also called dumpling.
Crust (n.) The exterior portion of the earth, formerly universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
Crust (n.) The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
Crust (n.) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
Crust (n.) An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar, etc. See Beeswing.
Crust (n.) To cover with a crust; to cover or
Crust (v. i.) To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
Cruth (n.) See 4th Crowd.
Crwth (n.) See 4th Crowd.
Cried (imp. & p. p.) of Cry
Cries (pl. ) of Cry
Cryal (n.) The heron
Cryer (n.) The female of the hawk; a falcon-gentil.
Crypt (n.) A vault wholly or partly under ground; especially, a vault under a church, whether used for burial purposes or for a subterranean chapel or oratory.
Crypt (n.) A simple gland, glandular cavity, or tube; a follicle; as, the crypts of Lieberk/hn, the simple tubular glands of the small intestines.
Draco (n.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.
Draco (n.) A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
Draco (n.) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.
Draff (n.) Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter.
Draff (n.) The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught.
Draff (n.) A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army, or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from any district, or any company or collection of persons, or from the people at large; also, the body of men thus drafted.
Draff (n.) An order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange.
Draff (n.) An allowance or deduction made from the gross veight of goods.
Draff (n.) A drawing of
Draff (n.) The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or completed. See Draught.
Draff (n.) A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked differently from the rest of its face.
Draff (n.) A narrow border worked to a plane surface along the edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the stone-cutter.
Draff (n.) The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a millstone.
Draff (n.) Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See Draught.
Draff (n.) A current of air. Same as Draught.
Draft (a.) Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught.
Draft (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Same as Draught.
Draft (v. t.) To draw the out
Draft (v. t.) To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.
Draft (v. t.) To draw from a military band or post, or from any district, company, or society; to detach; to select.
Draft (v. t.) To transfer by draft.
Drail (v. t. & i.) To trail; to draggle.
Drain (v. t.) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
Drain (v. t.) To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.
Drain (v. t.) To filter.
Drain (v. i.) To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.
Drain (v. i.) To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.
Drain (n.) The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country.
Drain (n.) That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
Drain (n.) The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
Drake (n.) The male of the duck kind.
Drake (n.) The drake fly.
Drake (n.) A dragon.
Drake (n.) A small piece of artillery.
Drake (n.) Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank.
Drama (n.) A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.
Drama (n.) A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.
Drama (n.) Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.
Drank (imp.) of Drink.
Drank (n.) Wild oats, or darnel grass. See Drake a plant.
Drape (v. t.) To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
Drape (v. t.) To rail at; to banter.
Drape (v. i.) To make cloth.
Drape (v. i.) To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
Drave () old imp. of Drive.
Drawn (p. p.) of Draw
Drawl (v. t.) To utter in a slow, lengthened tone.
Drawl (v. i.) To speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit, affectation, etc.
Drawl (n.) A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance.
Drawn (p. p. & a.) See Draw, v. t. & i.
Dread (v. t.) To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
Dread (v. i.) To be in dread, or great fear.
Dread (n.) Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
Dread (n.) Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
Dread (n.) An object of terrified apprehension.
Dread (n.) A person highly revered.
Dread (n.) Fury; dreadfulness.
Dread (n.) Doubt; as, out of dread.
Dread (a.) Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
Dread (a.) Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.
Dream (n.) The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision.
Dream (n.) A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; -- in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth.
Dream (n.) To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping visions; -- often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend.
Dream (n.) To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a visionary notion or idea; to imagine.
Dream (v. t.) To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause.
Drear (a.) Dismal; gloomy with solitude.
Drear (n.) Sadness; dismalness.
Drein (v. i.) To drain.
Drent (p. p.) Drenched; drowned.
Drest () of Dress
Dress (v. t.) To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
Dress (v. t.) To arrange in exact continuity of
Dress (v. t.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
Dress (v. t.) To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
Dress (v. t.) To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
Dress (v. t.) To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
Dress (v. t.) To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
Dress (v. i.) To arrange one's self in due position in a
Dress (v. i.) To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
Dress (n.) That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
Dress (n.) A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
Dress (n.) Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
Dress (n.) The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
Drest (p. p.) of Dress.
Dreul (v. i.) To drool.
Dreye (a.) Dry.
Dried (imp. & p. p.) of Day. Also adj.; as, dried apples.
Drier (n.) One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
Drier (n.) Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.
Drier (superl.) Alt. of Driest
Drift (n.) A driving; a violent movement.
Drift (n.) The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse.
Drift (n.) Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting.
Drift (n.) The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim.
Drift (n.) That which is driven, forced, or urged along
Drift (n.) Anything driven at random.
Drift (n.) A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., esp. by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like.
Drift (n.) A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds.
Drift (n.) The horizontal thrust or pressure of an arch or vault upon the abutments.
Drift (n.) A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth's surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice.
Drift (n.) In South Africa, a ford in a river.
Drift (n.) A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach.
Drift (n.) A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
Drift (n.) A deviation from the
Drift (n.) A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel.
Drift (n.) The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
Drift (n.) The angle which the
Drift (n.) The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes.
Drift (n.) The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece.
Drift (n.) The distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
Drift (n.) The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven.
Drift (v. i.) To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east.
Drift (v. i.) To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts.
Drift (v. i.) to make a drift; to examine a vein or ledge for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of metals or ores; to follow a vein; to prospect.
Drift (v. t.) To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body.
Drift (v. t.) To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand.
Drift (v. t.) To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
Drift (a.) That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud.
Drill (v. t.) To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal.
Drill (v. t.) To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discip
Drill (v. i.) To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self.
Drill (n.) An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press.
Drill (n.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
Drill (n.) Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar.
Drill (n.) A marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea.
Drill (v. t.) To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum.
Drill (v. t.) To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water.
Drill (v. t.) To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; -- with on.
Drill (v. t.) To cause to slip or waste away by degrees.
Drill (v. i.) To trickle.
Drill (v. i.) To sow in drills.
Drill (n.) A small trickling stream; a rill.
Drill (n.) An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made.
Drill (n.) A light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing.
Drill (n.) A row of seed sown in a furrow.
Drill (n.) A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus).
Drill (n.) Same as Drilling.
Drily (adv.) See Dryly.
Drank (imp.) of Drink
Drunk () of Drink
Drunk (p. p.) of Drink
Drink (v. i.) To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring.
Drink (v. i.) To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the /se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple.
Drink (v. t.) To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water.
Drink (v. t.) To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.
Drink (v. t.) To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.
Drink (v. t.) To smoke, as tobacco.
Drink (n.) Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions.
Drink (n.) Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.
Dript () of Drip
Drove (imp.) of Drive
Drave () of Drive
Drive (v. t.) To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
Drive (v. t.) To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
Drive (v. t.) To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.
Drive (v. t.) To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
Drive (v. t.) To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
Drive (v. t.) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
Drive (v. t.) To pass away; -- said of time.
Drive (v. i.) To rush and press with violence; to move furiously.
Drive (v. i.) To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.
Drive (v. i.) To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.
Drive (v. i.) To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; -- usually with at.
Drive (v. i.) To distrain for rent.
Drive (p. p.) Driven.
Drive (n.) The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
Drive (n.) A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
Drive (n.) Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
Drive (n.) In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
Drive (n.) A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
Drock (n.) A water course.
Droil (v. i.) To work sluggishly or slowly; to plod.
Droil (n.) A drudge.
Droil (n.) Mean labor; toil.
Droit (n.) A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right.
Droll (superl.) Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
Droll (n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
Droll (n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
Droll (v. i.) To jest; to play the buffoon.
Droll (v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; t
Droll (v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
Drome (n.) The crab plover (Dromas ardeola), a peculiar North African bird, allied to the oyster catcher.
Drone (v. i.) The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
Drone (v. i.) One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
Drone (v. i.) That which gives out a grave or monotonous tone or dull sound; as: (a) A drum. [Obs.] Halliwell. (b) The part of the bagpipe containing the two lowest tubes, which always sound the key note and the fifth.
Drone (v. i.) A humming or deep murmuring sound.
Drone (v. i.) A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
Drone (n.) To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
Drone (n.) To love in idleness; to do nothing.
Drony (a.) Like a drone; sluggish; lazy.
Drool (v. i.) To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools.
Droop (v. i.) To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like.
Droop (v. i.) To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped.
Droop (v. i.) To proceed downward, or toward a close; to dec
Droop (v. t.) To let droop or sink.
Droop (n.) A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
Dropt () of Drop
Dropt () imp. & p. p. of Drop, v.
Dross (n.) The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement.
Dross (n.) Rust of metals.
Dross (n.) Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse.
Drove (imp.) of Drive.
Drove (n.) A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body.
Drove (n.) Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove.
Drove (n.) A crowd of people in motion.
Drove (n.) A road for driving cattle; a driftway.
Drove (n.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land.
Drove (n.) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also drove chisel.
Drove (n.) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also drove work.
Drovy (a.) Turbid; muddy; filthy.
Drown (v. i.) To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water.
Drown (v. t.) To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
Drown (v. t.) To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
Drown (v. t.) To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound.
Druid (n.) One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons.
Druid (n.) A member of a social and benevolent order, founded in London in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient Druids. Lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries.
Drunk (a.) Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; -- never used attributively, but always predicatively; as, the man is drunk (not, a drunk man).
Drunk (a.) Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
Drunk (n.) A drunken condition; a spree.
Drupe (n.) A fruit consisting of pulpy, coriaceous, or fibrous exocarp, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. The exocarp is succulent in the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, etc.; dry and subcoriaceous in the almond; and fibrous in the cocoanut.
Druse (n.) A cavity in a rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode.
Druse (n.) One of a people and religious sect dwelling chiefly in the Lebanon mountains of Syria.
Drusy (a.) Alt. of Drused
Druxy (a.) Having decayed spots or streaks of a whitish color; -- said of timber.
Dried (imp. & p. p.) of Dry
Dryad (n.) A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.
Dryas (n.) A dryad.
Dryer (n.) See Drier.
Dryly (adv.) In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly.
Dryth (n.) Alt. of Drith
Drith (n.) Drought.
Erase (v. t.) To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name.
Erase (v. t.) Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory.
Erato (n.) The Muse who presided over lyric and amatory poetry.
Erect (a.) Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.
Erect (a.) Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
Erect (a.) Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
Erect (a.) Watchful; alert.
Erect (a.) Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
Erect (a.) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
Erect (v. t.) To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
Erect (v. t.) To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine.
Erect (v. t.) To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
Erect (v. t.) To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
Erect (v. t.) To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
Erect (v. t.) To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
Erect (v. i.) To rise upright.
Erven (pl. ) of Erf
Ergat (v. t.) To deduce logically, as conclusions.
Ergot (n.) A diseased condition of rye and other cereals, in which the grains become black, and often spur-shaped. It is caused by a parasitic fungus, Claviceps purpurea.
Ergot (n.) The mycelium or spawn of this fungus infecting grains of rye and wheat. It is a powerful remedial agent, and also a dangerous poison, and is used as a means of hastening childbirth, and to arrest bleeding.
Ergot (n.) A stub, like soft horn, about the size of a chestnut, situated behind and below the pastern joint.
Ergot (n.) See 2d Calcar, 3 (b).
Erica (n.) A genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers.
Ermin (n.) An Armenian.
Ermit (n.) A hermit.
Erode (v. t.) To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
Erose (a.) Irregular or uneven as if eaten or worn away.
Erose (a.) Jagged or irregularly toothed, as if nibbled out or gnawed.
Erred (imp. & p. p.) of Err
Error (n.) A wandering; a roving or irregular course.
Error (n.) A wandering or deviation from the right course or standard; irregularity; mistake; inaccuracy; something made wrong or left wrong; as, an error in writing or in printing; a clerical error.
Error (n.) A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension.
Error (n.) A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault.
Error (n.) The difference between the approximate result and the true result; -- used particularly in the rule of double position.
Error (n.) The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity.
Error (n.) The difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; -- sometimes called residual error.
Error (n.) A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact.
Error (n.) A fault of a player of the side in the field which results in failure to put out a player on the other side, or gives him an unearned base.
Eruca (n.) An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar; a larva.
Eruct (v. t.) Alt. of Eructate
Erupt (v. t.) To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.
Frail (n.) A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
Frail (n.) The quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail.
Frail (n.) A rush for weaving baskets.
Frail (superl) Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
Frail (superl) Tender.
Frail (superl) Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women.
Frame (v. t.) To construct by fitting and uniting the several parts of the skeleton of any structure; specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting parts of one member to fit parts of another. See Dovetail, Halve, v. t., Miter, Tenon, Tooth, Tusk, Scarf, and Splice.
Frame (v. t.) To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
Frame (v. t.) To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
Frame (v. t.) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
Frame (v. t.) To support.
Frame (v. t.) To provide with a frame, as a picture.
Frame (v. i.) To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
Frame (v. i.) To proceed; to go.
Frame (n.) Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.
Frame (n.) The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
Frame (n.) A kind of open case or structure made for admitting, inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which anything is held or stretched
Frame (n.) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
Frame (n.) A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
Frame (n.) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
Frame (n.) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
Frame (n.) A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
Frame (n.) A stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.
Frame (n.) A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
Frame (n.) Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
Frame (n.) Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
Frame (n.) Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
Franc (a.) A silver coin of France, and since 1795 the unit of the French monetary system. It has been adopted by Belgium and Swizerland. It is equivalent to about nineteen cents, or ten pence, and is divided into 100 centimes.
Frank (n.) A pigsty.
Frank (v. t.) To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
Frank (n.) The common heron; -- so called from its note.
Frank (n.) Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
Frank (n.) Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.
Frank (n.) Liberal; generous; profuse.
Frank (n.) Unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
Frank (v. t.) To send by public conveyance free of expense.
Frank (v. t.) To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
Frank (a.) The privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to free of postage.
Frank (a.) A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France.
Frank (a.) A native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a term used in the Levant.
Frank (a.) A French coin. See Franc.
Frape (n.) A crowd, a rabble.
Fraud (n.) Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick.
Fraud (n.) An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
Fraud (n.) A trap or snare.
Freak (v. t.) To variegate; to checker; to streak.
Freak (n.) A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
Freck (v. t.) To checker; to diversify.
Freed (imp. & p. p.) of Free
Freer (n.) One who frees, or sets free.
Froze (imp.) of Freeze
Fremd (a.) Alt. of Fremed
Frena (pl. ) of Frenum
Frere (n.) A friar.
Fresh (superl) Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound.
Fresh (superl) New; original; additional.
Fresh (superl) Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or tainted; in good condition; as, fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs, meat, fruit, etc.; recently made or obtained; occurring again; repeated; as, a fresh supply of goods; fresh tea, raisins, etc.; lately come or made public; as, fresh news; recently taken from a well or spring; as, fresh water.
Fresh (superl) Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs.
Fresh (superl) In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship.
Fresh (superl) Renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; as, fresh for a combat; hence, tending to renew in vigor; rather strong; cool or brisk; as, a fresh wind.
Fresh (superl) Not salt; as, fresh water, in distinction from that which is from the sea, or brackish; fresh meat, in distinction from that which is pickled or salted.
Fresh (n.) A stream or spring of fresh water.
Fresh (n.) A flood; a freshet.
Fresh (n.) The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea.
Fresh (v. t.) To refresh; to freshen.
Frett (n.) The worn side of the bank of a river. See 4th Fret, n., 4.
Frett (n.) A vitreous compound, used by potters in glazing, consisting of lime, silica, borax, lead, and soda.
Freta (pl. ) of Fretum
Freya (n.) The daughter of Njord, and goddess of love and beauty; the Scandinavian Venus; -- in Teutonic myths confounded with Frigga, but in Scandinavian, distinct.
Friar (n.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary.
Friar (n.) A white or pale patch on a printed page.
Friar (n.) An American fish; the silversides.
Fried () imp. & p. p. of Fry.
Frier (n.) One who fries.
Frigg (n.) Alt. of Frigga
Frill (v. i.) To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
Frill (v. i.) To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.
Frill (v. t.) To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back. in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.
Frill (v. i.) A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
Frill (v. i.) A ruffle, consisting of a fold of membrane, of hairs, or of feathers, around the neck of an animal.
Frill (v. i.) A similar ruffle around the legs or other appendages of animals.
Frill (v. i.) A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.
Frill (v. i.) A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow flounce.
Frisk (a.) Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.
Frisk (a.) A frolic; a fit of wanton gayety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.
Frisk (v. i.) To leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety.
Frist (v. t.) To sell upon credit, as goods.
Frith (n.) A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth.
Frith (n.) A kind of weir for catching fish.
Frith (a.) A forest; a woody place.
Frith (a.) A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure.
Frize (n.) See 1st Frieze.
Frizz (v. t. & n.) See Friz, v. t. & n.
Frock (n.) A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of European modern costume for women and children; also, a coarse shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their other clothes; a smock frock; as, a marketman's frock.
Frock (n.) A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It has a hood which can be drawn over the head at pleasure, and is girded by a cord.
Frock (v. t.) To clothe in a frock.
Frock (v. t.) To make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock.
Frond (n.) The organ formed by the combination or union into one body of stem and leaf, and often bearing the fructification; as, the frond of a fern or of a lichen or seaweed; also, the peculiar leaf of a palm tree.
Frons (n.) The forehead; the part of the cranium between the orbits and the vertex.
Front (n.) The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
Front (n.) The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front.
Front (n.) The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
Front (n.) A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house.
Front (n.) The most conspicuous part.
Front (n.) That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
Front (n.) The beginning.
Front (a.) Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
Front (v. t.) To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
Front (v. t.) To appear before; to meet.
Front (v. t.) To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
Front (v. t.) To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
Front (v. t.) To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
Front (v. t.) To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.
Frore (adv.) Frostily.
Frorn (p. a.) Frozen.
Frory (a.) Frozen; stiff with cold.
Frory (a.) Covered with a froth like hoarfrost.
Frost (v. i.) The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids.
Frost (v. i.) The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather.
Frost (v. i.) Frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost.
Frost (v. i.) Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.
Frost (v. t.) To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants.
Frost (v. t.) To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass.
Frost (v. t.) To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather.
Frote (v. t.) To rub or wear by rubbing; to chafe.
Froth (n.) The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement.
Froth (n.) Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought.
Froth (n.) Light, unsubstantial matter.
Froth (v. t.) To cause to foam.
Froth (v. t.) To spit, vent, or eject, as froth.
Froth (v. t.) To cover with froth; as, a horse froths his chain.
Froth (v. i.) To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths.
Frown (v. i.) To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
Frown (v. i.) To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
Frown (v. t.) To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
Frown (n.) A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
Frown (n.) Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
Frowy (a.) Musty. rancid; as, frowy butter.
Froze () imp. of Freeze.
Fruit (v. t.) Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural.
Fruit (v. t.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
Fruit (v. t.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
Fruit (v. t.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
Fruit (v. t.) The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
Fruit (v. t.) That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
Fruit (v. i.) To bear fruit.
Frump (v. t.) To insult; to flout; to mock; to snub.
Frump (n.) A contemptuous speech or piece of conduct; a gibe or flout.
Frump (n.) A cross, old-fashioned person; esp., an old woman; a gossip.
Frush (v. t.) To batter; to break in pieces.
Frush (a.) Easily broken; brittle; crisp.
Frush (n.) Noise; clatter; crash.
Frush (n.) The frog of a horse's foot.
Frush (n.) A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled thrush.
Fried (imp. & p. p.) of Fry
Graal (n.) See Grail., a dish.
Grace (n.) The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
Grace (n.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
Grace (n.) The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
Grace (n.) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
Grace (n.) Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
Grace (n.) Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
Grace (n.) Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; love
Grace (n.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
Grace (n.) The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
Grace (n.) Thanks.
Grace (n.) A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
Grace (n.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
Grace (n.) An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
Grace (n.) A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
Grace (v. t.) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
Grace (v. t.) To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
Grace (v. t.) To supply with heavenly grace.
Grace (v. t.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
Grade (n.) A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
Grade (n.) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inc
Grade (n.) A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient.
Grade (n.) The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade.
Grade (v. t.) To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
Grade (v. t.) To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the
Grade (v. t.) To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
Graff (n.) A steward; an overseer.
Graff (n. & v.) See Graft.
Graft (n.) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
Graft (n.) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
Graft (n.) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
Graft (n.) To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
Graft (n.) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
Graft (n.) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
Graft (n.) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
Graft (v. i.) To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
Grail (n.) A book of offices in the Roman Catholic Church; a gradual.
Grail (n.) A broad, open dish; a chalice; -- only used of the Holy Grail.
Grail (n.) Small particles of earth; gravel.
Grail (n.) One of the small feathers of a hawk.
Grain (v. & n.) See Groan.
Grain (n.) A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.
Grain (n.) The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; -- used collectively.
Grain (n.) Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.
Grain (n.) The unit of the English system of weights; -- so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram.
Grain (n.) A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.
Grain (n.) The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain.
Grain (n.) The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.
Grain (n.) The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.
Grain (n.) The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.
Grain (n.) The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.
Grain (n.) A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
Grain (a.) Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
Grain (a.) A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
Grain (v. t.) To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.
Grain (v. t.) To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.
Grain (v. t.) To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).
Grain (n.) To yield fruit.
Grain (n.) To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
Grain (n.) A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
Grain (n.) A tine, prong, or fork.
Grain (n.) One the branches of a valley or of a river.
Grain (n.) An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
Grain (n.) A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
Grain (n.) A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
Graip (n.) A dungfork.
-gram () A suffix indicating something drawn or written, a drawing, writing; -- as, monogram, telegram, chronogram.
Grame (a.) Anger; wrath; scorn.
Grame (a.) Sorrow; grief; misery.
Grand (superl.) Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake.
Grand (superl.) Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignifled, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things); as, a grand monarch; a grand lord; a grand general; a grand view; a grand conception.
Grand (superl.) Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name; as, a grand lodge; a grand vizier; a grand piano, etc.
Grand (superl.) Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
Grane (v. & n.) See Groan.
Grant (v. t.) To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
Grant (v. t.) To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
Grant (v. t.) To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
Grant (v. i.) To assent; to consent.
Grant (v. t.) The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
Grant (v. t.) The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
Grant (v. t.) The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
Grant (v. t.) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, au appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
Grape (n.) A well-known edible berry growing in pendent clusters or bunches on the grapevine. The berries are smooth-skinned, have a juicy pulp, and are cultivated in great quantities for table use and for making wine and raisins.
Grape (n.) The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine.
Grape (n.) A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse.
Grape (n.) Grapeshot.
Grapy (a.) Composed of, or resembling, grapes.
Grasp (v. t.) To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of.
Grasp (v. t.) To lay hold of wi
Grasp (v. i.) To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive.
Grasp (n.) A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms.
Grasp (n.) Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp.
Grasp (n.) Forcible possession; hold.
Grasp (n.) Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey.
Grasp (n.) The handle of a sword or of an oar.
Grass (n.) Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture.
Grass (n.) An endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single.
Grass (n.) The season of fresh grass; spring.
Grass (n.) Metaphorically used for what is transitory.
Grass (v. t.) To cover with grass or with turf.
Grass (v. t.) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
Grass (v. t.) To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish.
Grass (v. i.) To produce grass.
Grate (a.) Serving to gratify; agreeable.
Grate (n.) A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.
Grate (n.) A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.
Grate (v. t.) To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
Grate (v. t.) To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.
Grate (v. t.) To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
Grate (v. t.) To fret; to irritate; to offend.
Grate (v. i.) To make a harsh sound by friction.
Grate (v. i.) To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.
Grave (v. t.) To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
Grave (superl.) Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
Grave (superl.) Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
Grave (superl.) Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
Grave (superl.) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
Grave (superl.) Slow and solemn in movement.
Grave (n.) To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Grave (n.) To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
Grave (n.) To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
Grave (n.) To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
Grave (n.) To entomb; to bury.
Grave (v. i.) To write or de
Grave (n.) An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
Gravy (n.) The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up.
Gravy (n.) Liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
Graze (v. t.) To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
Graze (v. t.) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
Graze (v. t.) To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
Graze (v. t.) To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.
Graze (v. i.) To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.
Graze (v. i.) To yield grass for grazing.
Graze (v. i.) To touch something lightly in passing.
Graze (n.) The act of grazing; the cropping of grass.
Graze (n.) A light touch; a slight scratch.
Great (superl.) Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
Great (superl.) Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
Great (superl.) Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
Great (superl.) Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
Great (superl.) Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
Great (superl.) Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
Great (superl.) Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
Great (superl.) Pregnant; big (with young).
Great (superl.) More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
Great (superl.) Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct
Great (n.) The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
Grebe (n.) One of several swimming birds or divers, of the genus Colymbus (formerly Podiceps), and allied genera, found in the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes.
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Grice (pl. ) of Gree
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Grize (pl. ) of Gree
Greed (n.) An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.
Greek (a.) Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.
Greek (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece.
Greek (n.) A swindler; a knave; a cheat.
Greek (n.) Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me.
Green (superl.) Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
Green (superl.) Having a sickly color; wan.
Green (superl.) Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound.
Green (superl.) Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
Green (superl.) Not roasted; half raw.
Green (superl.) Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment.
Green (superl.) Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc.
Green (n.) The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
Green (n.) A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green.
Green (n.) Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
Green (n.) pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
Green (n.) Any substance or pigment of a green color.
Green (v. t.) To make green.
Green (v. i.) To become or grow green.
Greet (a.) Great.
Greet (v. i.) To weep; to cry; to lament.
Greet (n.) Mourning.
Greet (v. t.) To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token.
Greet (v. t.) To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.
Greet (v. t.) To accost; to address.
Greet (v. i.) To meet and give salutations.
Greet (n.) Greeting.
Grege (v. t.) Alt. of Gregge
Grego (n.) A short jacket or cloak, made of very thick, coarse cloth, with a hood attached, worn by the Greeks and others in the Levant.
Greit (v. i.) See Greet, to weep.
Grene (a.) Green.
Grete (a.) Great.
Greve (n.) A grove.
Grice (n.) A little pig.
Grice (n.) See Gree, a step.
Gride (e. i.) To cut with a grating sound; to cut; to penetrate or pierce harshly; as, the griding sword.
Grade (n.) A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
Grief (a.) Pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.
Grief (a.) Cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance.
Grief (a.) Physical pain, or a cause of it; malady.
Griff (n.) Grasp; reach.
Griff (n.) An arrangement of parallel bars for lifting the hooked wires which raise the warp threads in a loom for weaving figured goods.
Grill (v. t.) A gridiron.
Grill (v. t.) That which is broiled on a gridiron, as meat, fish, etc.
Grill (n.) To broil on a grill or gridiron.
Grill (n.) To torment, as if by broiling.
Grime (n.) Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained.
Grime (v. t.) To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.
Grimy (superl.) Full of grime; begrimed; dirty; foul.
Grind (v. t.) To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones.
Grind (v. t.) To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
Grind (v. t.) To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
Grind (v. t.) To study hard for examination.
Grind (v. i.) To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
Grind (v. i.) To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
Grind (v. i.) To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
Grind (v. i.) To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
Grind (v. i.) To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
Grind (n.) The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
Grind (n.) Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.
Grind (n.) A hard student; a dig.
Grint () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Grind, contr. from grindeth.
Gripe (n.) A vulture; the griffin.
Gripe (v. t.) To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers; to clutch.
Gripe (v. t.) To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely.
Gripe (v. t.) To pinch; to distress. Specifically, to cause pinching and spasmodic pain to the bowels of, as by the effects of certain purgative or indigestible substances.
Gripe (v. i.) To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a gripe or as with a gripe.
Gripe (v. i.) To suffer griping pains.
Gripe (v. i.) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing closehauled, requires constant labor at the helm.
Gripe (n.) Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch.
Gripe (n.) That on which the grasp is put; a handle; a grip; as, the gripe of a sword.
Gripe (n.) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel.
Gripe (n.) Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress; as, the gripe of poverty.
Gripe (n.) Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Gripe (n.) The piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot.
Gripe (n.) The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind.
Gripe (n.) An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted; also, broad bands passed around a boat to secure it at the davits and prevent swinging.
Grise (n.) See Grice, a pig.
Grise (n.) A step (in a flight of stairs); a degree.
Grist (n.) Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces.
Grist (n.) Supply; provision.
Grist (n.) In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.
Grith (n.) Peace; security; agreement.
Grize (n.) Same as 2d Grise.
Groan (v. i.) To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
Groan (v. i.) To strive after earnestly, as with groans.
Groan (v. t.) To affect by groans.
Groan (n.) A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.
Groat (n.) An old English silver coin, equal to four pence.
Groat (n.) Any small sum of money.
Groin (n.) The snout of a swine.
Groin (v. i.) To grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur.
Groin (n.) The
Groin (n.) The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults, growing more obtuse as it approaches the summit.
Groin (n.) The surface formed by two such vaults.
Groin (n.) A frame of woodwork across a beach to accumulate and retain shingle.
Groin (v. t.) To fashion into groins; to build with groins.
Grond () obs. imp. of Grind.
Groom (n.) A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable.
Groom (n.) One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department; as, the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole.
Groom (n.) A man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom.
Groom (v. i.) To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
Grope (v. i.) To feel with or use the hands; to handle.
Grope (v. i.) To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the hands, when one can not see.
Grope (v. t.) To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our way at midnight.
Grope (v. t.) To examine; to test; to sound.
Gross (superl.) Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
Gross (superl.) Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
Gross (superl.) Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.
Gross (superl.) Expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
Gross (superl.) Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
Gross (superl.) Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
Gross (superl.) Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net.
Gross (a.) The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass.
Gross (sing. & pl.) The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
Grote (n.) A groat.
Group (n.) A cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles.
Group (n.) An assemblage of objects in a certain order or relation, or having some resemblance or common characteristic; as, groups of strata.
Group (n.) A variously limited assemblage of animals or plants, having some resemblance, or common characteristics in form or structure. The term has different uses, and may be made to include certain species of a genus, or a whole genus, or certain genera, or even several orders.
Group (n.) A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined at the stems; -- sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a few short notes.
Group (n.) To form a group of; to arrange or combine in a group or in groups, often with reference to mutual relation and the best effect; to form an assemblage of.
Grout (n.) Coarse meal; ground malt; pl. groats.
Grout (n.) Formerly, a kind of beer or ale.
Grout (n.) Lees; dregs; grounds.
Grout (n.) A thin, coarse mortar, used for pouring into the joints of masonry and brickwork; also, a finer material, used in finishing the best ceilings. Gwilt.
Grout (v. t.) To fill up or finish with grout, as the joints between stones.
Grove (v.) A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent.
Grovy (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a grove; situated in, or frequenting, groves.
Growl (v. i.) To utter a deep guttural sound, sa an angry dog; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
Growl (v. t.) To express by growling.
Growl (n.) The deep, threatening sound made by a surly dog; a grumbling sound.
Grown () p. p. of Grow.
Gruel (n.) A light, liquid food, made by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal, or fiour in water or milk; thin porridge.
Gruff (superl.) Of a rough or stern manner, voice, or countenance; sour; surly; severe; harsh.
Grume (n.) A thick, viscid fluid; a clot, as of blood.
Grunt (v. t.) To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound.
Grunt (n.) A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
Grunt (n.) Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt (A. Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt (H. auro
Gryde (v. i.) To gride. See Gride.
Grype (v. t.) To gripe.
Grype (n.) A vulture; the griffin.
Irade (n.) A decree of the Sultan.
Irate (a.) Angry; incensed; enraged.
Irian (a.) Of or pertaining to the iris.
Irish (a.) Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.
Irish (n. sing. & pl.) The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.
Irish (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the Irish; the Hiberno-Celtic.
Irish (n. sing. & pl.) An old game resembling backgammon.
Irony (a.) Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
Irony (a.) Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
Irony (n.) Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
Irony (n.) A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
Irous (a.) Irascible; passionate.
Kraal (n.) A collection of huts within a stockade; a village; sometimes, a single hut.
Kraal (n.) An inclosure into which are driven wild elephants which are to be tamed and educated.
Krait (n.) A very venomous snake of India (Bungarus coeruleus), allied to the cobra. Its upper parts are bluish or brownish black, often with narrow white streaks; the belly is whitish.
Krang (n.) The carcass of a whale after the blubber has been removed.
Kreel (n.) See Creel.
Krems (n.) A variety of white lead. See Krems lead, under Lead, n.
Kreng (n.) See Krang.
Krone (n.) A coin of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, of the value of about twenty-eight cents. See Crown, n., 9.
Orach (n.) Alt. of Orache
Orang (n.) See Orang-outang.
Orbed (imp. & p. p.) of Orb
Orbed (a.) Having the form of an orb; round.
Orbic (a.) Alt. of Orbical
Orbit (n.) The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
Orbit (n.) An orb or ball.
Orbit (n.) The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
Orbit (n.) The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
Orcin (n.) A colorless crystal
Ordal (n.) Ordeal.
Order (n.) Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
Order (n.) Of material things, like the books in a library.
Order (n.) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.
Order (n.) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
Order (n.) Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
Order (n.) The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
Order (n.) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
Order (n.) That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
Order (n.) A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Order (n.) Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.
Order (n.) A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.
Order (n.) A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
Order (n.) An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; -- often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
Order (n.) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
Order (n.) An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
Order (n.) The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
Order (n.) Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
Order (n.) To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
Order (n.) To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
Order (n.) To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
Order (n.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
Order (v. i.) To give orders; to issue commands.
Oread (n.) One of the nymphs of mountains and grottoes.
Orgal (n.) See Argol.
Organ (n.) An instrument or medium by which some important action is performed, or an important end accomplished; as, legislatures, courts, armies, taxgatherers, etc., are organs of government.
Organ (n.) A natural part or structure in an animal or a plant, capable of performing some special action (termed its function), which is essential to the life or well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc., are organs of animals; the root, stem, foliage, etc., are organs of plants.
Organ (n.) A component part performing an essential office in the working of any complex machine; as, the cylinder, valves, crank, etc., are organs of the steam engine.
Organ (n.) A medium of communication between one person or body and another; as, the secretary of state is the organ of communication between the government and a foreign power; a newspaper is the organ of its editor, or of a party, sect, etc.
Organ (n.) A wind instrument containing numerous pipes of various dimensions and kinds, which are filled with wind from a bellows, and played upon by means of keys similar to those of a piano, and sometimes by foot keys or pedals; -- formerly used in the plural, each pipe being considired an organ.
Organ (v. t.) To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs; to organize.
Orgue (n.) Any one of a number of long, thick pieces of timber, pointed and shod with iron, and suspended, each by a separate rope, over a gateway, to be let down in case of attack.
Orgue (n.) A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured almost or quite simultaneously.
Oriel (n.) A gallery for minstrels.
Oriel (n.) A small apartment next a hall, where certain persons were accustomed to dine; a sort of recess.
Oriel (n.) A bay window. See Bay window.
Oriol (n.) See Oriel.
Orion (n.) A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye.
Orlop (n.) The lowest deck of a vessel, esp. of a ship of war, consisting of a platform laid over the beams in the hold, on which the cables are coiled.
Ormer (n.) An abalone.
Orpin (n.) A yellow pigment of various degrees of intensity, approaching also to red.
Orpin (n.) The orpine.
Orris (n.) A plant of the genus Iris (I. Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets.
Orris (n.) A sort of gold or silver lace.
Orris (n.) A peculiar pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked; especially, one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures placed at equal distances, with spots between them.
Orval (n.) A kind of sage (Salvia Horminum).
Orvet (n.) The blindworm.
Oryal (n.) Alt. of Oryall
Oryza (n.) A genus of grasses including the rice plant; rice.
Praam (n.) A flat-bottomed boat or lighter, -- used in Holland and the Baltic, and sometimes armed in case of war.
Prae- () A prefix. See Pre-.
Prame (n.) See Praam.
Prank (v. t.) To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously; -- often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See Prink.
Prank (v. i.) To make ostentatious show.
Prank (n.) A gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous trick; a caper; a frolic.
Prank (a.) Full of gambols or tricks.
Prase (n.) A variety of cryptocrystal
Prate (v. i.) To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble.
Prate (v. t.) To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble.
Prate (n.) Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.
Prawn (n.) Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike Crustacea having slender legs and long antennae. They mostly belong to the genera Pandalus, Palaemon, Palaemonetes, and Peneus, and are much used as food. The common English prawn is Palaemon serratus.
Prede (v. i.) To prey; to plunder.
Prede (n.) Prey; plunder; booty.
Predy (a.) Cleared and ready for engagement, as a ship.
Preef (n.) Proof.
Preen (n.) A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth.
Preen (n.) To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds.
Preen (n.) To trim up, as trees.
Prees (n.) Press; throng.
Press (n.) An East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.
Press (n.) To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.
Press (n.) A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
Press (v.) To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd.
Press (v.) To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.
Press (v.) To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes.
Press (v.) To embrace closely; to hug.
Press (v.) To oppress; to bear hard upon.
Press (v.) To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger.
Press (v.) To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
Press (v.) To try to force (something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience.
Press (v.) To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race.
Press (v. i.) To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.
Press (v. i.) To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach.
Press (v. i.) To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.
Press (n.) An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses.
Press (n.) Specifically, a printing press.
Press (n.) The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse.
Press (n.) An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.
Press (n.) The act of pressing or thronging forward.
Press (n.) Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements.
Press (n.) A multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng.
Prest () imp. & p. p. of Press.
Prest (a.) Ready; prompt; prepared.
Prest (a.) Neat; tidy; proper.
Prest (n.) Ready money; a loan of money.
Prest (n.) A duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands.
Prest (v. t.) To give as a loan; to lend.
Preve (v. i. & i.) To prove.
Preve (n.) Proof.
Prial (n.) A corruption of pair royal. See under Pair, n.
Prian (n.) A fine, white, somewhat friable clay; also, the ore contained in a mixture of clay and pebbles.
Price (n. & v.) The sum or amount of money at which a thing is valued, or the value which a seller sets on his goods in market; that for which something is bought or sold, or offered for sale; equivalent in money or other means of exchange; current value or rate paid or demanded in market or in barter; cost.
Price (n. & v.) Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
Price (n. & v.) Reward; recompense; as, the price of industry.
Price (v. t.) To pay the price of.
Price (v. t.) To set a price on; to value. See Prize.
Price (v. t.) To ask the price of; as, to price eggs.
Prick (v.) That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer.
Prick (v.) The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.
Prick (v.) A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.
Prick (v.) A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.
Prick (v.) The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin.
Prick (v.) A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch.
Prick (v.) A mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid.
Prick (v.) The footprint of a hare.
Prick (v.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.
Prick (n.) To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper.
Prick (n.) To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board.
Prick (n.) To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off.
Prick (n.) To mark the out
Prick (n.) To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off.
Prick (n.) To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.
Prick (n.) To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; -- said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; -- hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.
Prick (n.) To render acid or pungent.
Prick (n.) To dress; to prink; -- usually with up.
Prick (n.) To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.
Prick (n.) To trace on a chart, as a ship's course.
Prick (n.) To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness.
Prick (n.) To nick.
Prick (v. i.) To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.
Prick (v. i.) To spur onward; to ride on horseback.
Prick (v. i.) To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.
Prick (v. i.) To aim at a point or mark.
Pride (n.) A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper.
Pride (n.) The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
Pride (n.) A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.
Pride (n.) Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain.
Pride (n.) That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.
Pride (n.) Show; ostentation; glory.
Pride (n.) Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life.
Pride (n.) Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
Pride (v. t.) To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively.
Pride (v. i.) To be proud; to glory.
Pried () imp. & p. p. of Pry.
Prief (n.) Proof.
Prier (n.) One who pries; one who inquires narrowly and searches, or is inquisitive.
Prill (n.) The brill.
Prill (v. i.) To flow.
Prill (n.) A stream.
Prill (n.) A nugget of virgin metal.
Prill (n.) Ore selected for excellence.
Prill (n.) The button of metal from an assay.
Prime (a.) First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.
Prime (a.) First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister.
Prime (a.) First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth.
Prime (a.) Early; blooming; being in the first stage.
Prime (a.) Lecherous; lustful; lewd.
Prime (a.) Marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark.
Prime (n.) The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring.
Prime (n.) The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection.
Prime (n.) That which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part.
Prime (a.) The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds.
Prime (a.) The first of the chief guards.
Prime (a.) Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; -- so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.
Prime (a.) A prime number. See under Prime, a.
Prime (a.) An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1.
Prime (a.) To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.
Prime (a.) To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.
Prime (a.) To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief.
Prime (a.) To trim or prune, as trees.
Prime (a.) To mark with a prime mark.
Prime (v. i.) To be renewed, or as at first.
Prime (v. i.) To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.
Prime (v. i.) To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed; -- said of a steam boiler.
Primo (a.) First; chief.
Primp (a.) To be formal or affected in dress or manners; -- often with up.
Primy (a.) Being in its prime.
Prink (v. t.) To dress or adjust one's self for show; to prank.
Prink (v. t.) To prank or dress up; to deck fantastically.
Print (v. t.) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
Print (v. t.) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
Print (v. t.) To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book.
Print (v. t.) To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico.
Print (v. t.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface.
Print (v. i.) To use or practice the art of typography; to take impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved plates, or the like.
Print (v. i.) To publish a book or an article.
Print (n.) A mark made by impression; a
Print (n.) A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print.
Print (n.) That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter.
Print (n.) Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large print; this
Print (n.) That which is produced by printing.
Print (n.) An impression taken from anything, as from an engraved plate.
Print (n.) A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical.
Print (n.) A printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping, especially calico or cotton cloth.
Print (n.) A photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on transparent paper.
Print (n.) A core print. See under Core.
Prior (a.) Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage.
Prior (a.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.
Prise (n.) An enterprise.
Prise (n. & v.) See Prize, n., 5. Also Prize, v. t.
Prism (n.) A solid whose bases or ends are any similar, equal, and parallel plane figures, and whose sides are parallelograms.
Prism (n.) A transparent body, with usually three rectangular plane faces or sides, and two equal and parallel triangular ends or bases; -- used in experiments on refraction, dispersion, etc.
Prism (n.) A form the planes of which are parallel to the vertical axis. See Form, n., 13.
Privy (a.) Of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse.
Privy (a.) Secret; clandestine.
Privy (a.) Appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public.
Privy (a.) Admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing.
Privy (n.) A partaker; a person having an interest in any action or thing; one who has an interest in an estate created by another; a person having an interest derived from a contract or conveyance to which he is not himself a party. The term, in its proper sense, is distinguished from party.
Privy (n.) A necessary house or place; a backhouse.
Prize (n.) That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
Prize (n.) Anything captured by a belligerent using the rights of war; esp., property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel.
Prize (n.) An honor or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort.
Prize (n.) That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
Prize (n.) Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
Prize (n.) A contest for a reward; competition.
Prize (n.) A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.
Prize (v. t.) To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
Prize (v. t.) To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
Prize (v. t.) To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem.
Prize (n.) Estimation; valuation.
Probe (v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
Probe (v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
Probe (n.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
Prodd (n.) A crossbow. See Prod, 3.
Proem (n.) Preface; introduction; preliminary observations; prelude.
Proem (v. t.) To preface.
-ties (pl. ) of Profundity
Proin (v. t.) To lop; to trim; to prune; to adorn.
Proin (v. i.) To employed in pruning.
Proke (v. i.) To poke; to thrust.
Proll (v. t.) To search or prowl after; to rob; to plunder.
Proll (v. i.) To prowl about; to rob.
Promt (superl.) Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; meeting requirements readily; not slow, dilatory, or hesitating in decision or action; responding on the instant; immediate; as, prompt in obedience or compliance; -- said of persons.
Promt (superl.) Done or rendered quickly, readily, or immediately; given without delay or hesitation; -- said of conduct; as, prompt assistance.
Promt (superl.) Easy; unobstructed.
Prone (a.) Bending forward; inc
Prone (a.) Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine.
Prone (a.) Headlong; running downward or headlong.
Prone (a.) Sloping, with reference to a
Prone (a.) Inc
Prong (n.) A sharp-pointed instrument.
Prong (n.) The tine of a fork, or of a similar instrument; as, a fork of two or three prongs.
Prong (n.) A sharp projection, as of an antler.
Prong (n.) The fang of a tooth.
Proof (n.) Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
Proof (n.) That degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.
Proof (n.) The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.
Proof (n.) Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
Proof (n.) A trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination; -- called also proof sheet.
Proof (n.) A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5.
Proof (v. t.) Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof.
Proof (a.) Used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proof charge.
Proof (a.) Firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof.
Proof (a.) Being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors.
Props (n. pl.) A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop, are used instead of dice.
Prore (n.) The prow or fore part of a ship.
Prose (n.) The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
Prose (n.) Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
Prose (n.) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.
Prose (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.
Prose (a.) Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
Prose (v. t.) To write in prose.
Prose (v. t.) To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
Prose (v. i.) To write prose.
Prosy (superl.) Of or pertaining to prose; like prose.
Prosy (superl.) Dull and tedious in discourse or writing; prosaic.
-ries (pl. ) of Protonotary
Proud (superl.) Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
Proud (superl.) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
Proud (superl.) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country.
Proud (superl.) Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious.
Proud (superl.) Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals.
Prove (v. t.) To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
Prove (v. t.) To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
Prove (v. t.) To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
Prove (v. t.) To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
Prove (v. t.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.
Prove (v. t.) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
Prove (v. i.) To make trial; to essay.
Prove (v. i.) To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
Prove (v. i.) To succeed; to turn out as expected.
Prowl (v. t.) To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty.
Prowl (v. t.) To collect by plunder; as, to prowl money.
Prowl (v. i.) To rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast; hence, to prey; to plunder.
Prowl (n.) The act of prowling.
Proxy (n.) The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity.
Proxy (n.) The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote for another.
Proxy (n.) A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote in his stead, as in a corporation meeting.
Proxy (n.) The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
Proxy (n.) See Procuration.
Proxy (v. i.) To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another.
Pruce (n.) Prussian leather.
Prude (a.) A woman of affected modesty, reserve, or coyness; one who is overscrupulous or sensitive; one who affects extraordinary prudence in conduct and speech.
Prune (v. t.) To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune an essay.
Prune (v. t.) To cut off or cut out, as useless parts.
Prune (v. t.) To preen; to prepare; to dress.
Prune (v. i.) To dress; to prink; -used humorously or in contempt.
Prune (n.) A plum; esp., a dried plum, used in cookery; as, French or Turkish prunes; California prunes.
Pried (imp. & p. p.) of Pry
Pryan (n.) See Prian.
Trabu (n.) Same as Trubu.
Trace (n.) One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whiffletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.
Trace (v. t.) A mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace.
Trace (v. t.) A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; -- hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr.
Trace (v. t.) A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.
Trace (v. t.) The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
Trace (v. t.) The ground plan of a work or works.
Trace (v. t.) To mark out; to draw or de
Trace (v. t.) To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
Trace (v. t.) Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
Trace (v. t.) To copy; to imitate.
Trace (v. t.) To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
Trace (v. i.) To walk; to go; to travel.
Track (n.) A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.
Track (n.) A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
Track (n.) The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc.
Track (n.) A road; a beaten path.
Track (n.) Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
Track (n.) A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
Track (n.) The permanent way; the rails.
Track (n.) A tract or area, as of land.
Track (v. t.) To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.
Track (v. t.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a
Tract (n.) A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
Tract (v.) Something drawn out or extended; expanse.
Tract (v.) A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
Tract (v.) Traits; features;
Tract (v.) The footprint of a wild beast.
Tract (v.) Track; trace.
Tract (v.) Treatment; exposition.
Tract (v.) Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.
Tract (v.) Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
Tract (v.) Verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; -- so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons.
Tract (v. t.) To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.
Trade (v.) A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
Trade (v.) Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
Trade (v.) Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
Trade (v.) Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
Trade (v.) The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.
Trade (v.) Instruments of any occupation.
Trade (v.) A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.
Trade (v.) The trade winds.
Trade (v.) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
Trade (v. i.) To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.
Trade (v. i.) To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
Trade (v. i.) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.
Trade (v. t.) To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
Trade () imp. of Tread.
Trail (v. t.) To hunt by the track; to track.
Trail (v. t.) To draw or drag, as along the ground.
Trail (v. t.) To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground and the upper part inc
Trail (v. t.) To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay flat.
Trail (v. t.) To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
Trail (v. i.) To be drawn out in length; to follow after.
Trail (v. i.) To grow to great length, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb.
Trail (n.) A track left by man or beast; a track followed by the hunter; a scent on the ground by the animal pursued; as, a deer trail.
Trail (n.) A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild region; as, an Indian trail over the plains.
Trail (n.) Anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
Trail (n.) Anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train.
Trail (n.) Anything drawn along, as a vehicle.
Trail (n.) A frame for trailing plants; a trellis.
Trail (n.) The entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock, and the like; -- applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep.
Trail (n.) That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on the ground when the piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under Gun.
Trail (n.) The act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an imposition.
Train (v. t.) To draw along; to trail; to drag.
Train (v. t.) To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
Train (v. t.) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discip
Train (v. t.) To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
Train (v. t.) To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or pruning; as, to train young trees.
Train (v. t.) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
Train (v. i.) To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
Train (v. i.) To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
Train (v.) That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
Train (v.) Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
Train (v.) That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
Train (v.) That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
Train (v.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
Train (v.) The tail of a bird.
Train (v.) A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
Train (v.) A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
Train (v.) Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
Train (v.) The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
Train (v.) A
Train (v.) A connected
Train (v.) A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
Train (v.) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
Trais (n. pl.) Alt. of Trays
Trays (n. pl.) Traces.
Trait (v.) A stroke; a touch.
Trait (v.) A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.
Tramp (v. i.) To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.
Tramp (v. i.) To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.
Tramp (v. i.) To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.
Tramp (v. i.) To travel; to wander; to stroll.
Tramp (n.) A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp.
Tramp (n.) A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond.
Tramp (n.) The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching.
Tramp (n.) A tool for trimming hedges.
Tramp (n.) A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade.
Trant (v. i.) To traffic in an itinerary manner; to peddle.
Trape (v. i.) To walk or run about in an idle or slatternly manner; to traipse.
Traps (n. pl.) Small or portable articles for dress, furniture, or use; goods; luggage; things.
Trash (n.) That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse.
Trash (n.) Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like.
Trash (n.) A worthless person.
Trash (n.) A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.
Trash (v. t.) To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
Trash (v. t.) To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
Trash (v. t.) To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
Trash (v. i.) To follow with violence and trampling.
Trass (n.) A white to gray volcanic tufa, formed of decomposed trachytic cinders; -- sometimes used as a cement. Hence, a coarse sort of plaster or mortar, durable in water, and used to
Trave (n.) A crossbeam; a lay of joists.
Trave (n.) A wooden frame to confine an unruly horse or ox while shoeing.
Trawl (v. t.) To take fish, or other marine animals, with a trawl.
Trawl (n.) A fishing
Trawl (n.) A large bag net attached to a beam with iron frames at its ends, and dragged at the bottom of the sea, -- used in fishing, and in gathering forms of marine life from the sea bottom.
Trays (pl. ) of Tray
Trays (n. pl.) See Trais.
Tread (v. i.) To set the foot; to step.
Tread (v. i.) To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.
Tread (v. i.) To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.
Tread (v. t.) To step or walk on.
Tread (v. t.) To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.
Tread (v. t.) To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
Tread (v. t.) To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
Tread (v. t.) To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird.
Tread (n.) A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
Tread (n.) Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
Tread (n.) Way; track; path.
Tread (n.) The act of copulation in birds.
Tread (n.) The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.
Tread (n.) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
Tread (n.) The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.
Tread (n.) The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear.
Tread (n.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
Tread (n.) A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.
Treat (v. t.) To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
Treat (v. t.) To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
Treat (v. t.) To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard; as, to treat the whole company.
Treat (v. t.) To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for.
Treat (v. t.) To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease, a wound, or a patient.
Treat (v. t.) To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.
Treat (v. t.) To entreat; to beseech.
Treat (v. i.) To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to make discussion; -- usually with of; as, Cicero treats of old age and of duties.
Treat (v. i.) To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; -- often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France.
Treat (v. i.) To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.
Treat (n.) A parley; a conference.
Treat (n.) An entertainment given as an expression of regard.
Treat (n.) That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.
Treed (imp. & p. p.) of Tree
Treen (a.) Made of wood; wooden.
Treen (a.) Relating to, or drawn from, trees.
Treen () pl. of Tree.
Trend (v. i.) To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
Trend (v. t.) To cause to turn; to bend.
Trend (n.) Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, the trend of a coast.
Trend (v. t.) To cleanse, as wool.
Trend (n.) Clean wool.
Tress (n.) A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
Tress (n.) Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
Trewe (a.) True.
Trews (n. pl.) Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders.
Triad (n.) A union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary; a trinity; as, a triad of deities.
Triad (n.) A chord of three notes.
Triad (n.) The common chord, consisting of a tone with its third and fifth, with or without the octave.
Triad (n.) An element or radical whose valence is three.
Trial (n.) The act of trying or testing in any manner.
Trial (n.) Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
Trial (n.) The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
Trial (n.) Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
Trial (n.) The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
Trial (n.) That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.
Trial (n.) The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.
Trias (n.) The formation situated between the Permian and Lias, and so named by the Germans, because consisting of three series of strata, which are called in German the Bunter sandstein, Muschelkalk, and Keuper.
Tribe (n.) A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.
Tribe (n.) A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals.
Tribe (n.) A nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe.
Tribe (n.) A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes.
Tribe (n.) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female
Tribe (v. t.) To distribute into tribes or classes.
Trica (n.) An apothecium in certain lichens, having a spherical surface marked with spiral or concentric ridges and furrows.
Trice (v. t.) To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away.
Trice (v. t.) To haul and tie up by means of a rope.
Trice (n.) A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- now used only in the phrase in a trice.
Trick (a.) An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade.
Trick (a.) A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.
Trick (a.) Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys.
Trick (a.) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning.
Trick (a.) A knot, braid, or plait of hair.
Trick (a.) The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players.
Trick (a.) A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours.
Trick (a.) A toy; a trifle; a plaything.
Trick (v. t.) To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse.
Trick (v. t.) To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out.
Trick (v. t.) To draw in out
Tride (a.) Short and ready; fleet; as, a tride pace; -- a term used by sportsmen.
Tried () imp. & p. p. of Try.
Tried (adj.) Proved; tested; faithful; trustworthy; as, a tried friend.
Trier (n.) One who tries; one who makes experiments; one who examines anything by a test or standard.
Trier (n.) One who tries judicially.
Trier (n.) A person appointed according to law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
Trier (n.) That which tries or approves; a test.
Trill (v. i.) To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.
Trill (v. t.) To turn round; to twirl.
Trill (v. t.) To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note.
Trill (v. i.) To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.
Trill (n.) A sound, of consonantal character, made with a rapid succession of partial or entire intermissions, by the vibration of some one part of the organs in the mouth -- tongue, uvula, epiglottis, or lip -- against another part; as, the r is a trill in most languages.
Trill (n.) The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the tongue. d
Trill (n.) A shake or quaver of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument, produced by the rapid alternation of two contiguous tones of the scale; as, to give a trill on the high C. See Shake.
Trine (a.) Threefold; triple; as, trine dimensions, or length, breadth, and thickness.
Trine (n.) The aspect of planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or one third of the zodiac; trigon.
Trine (n.) A triad; trinity.
Trine (v. t.) To put in the aspect of a trine.
Trink (n.) A kind of fishing net.
Trior (n.) Same as Trier, 2 and 3.
Tripe (n.) The large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food.
Tripe (n.) The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; -- generally used in the plural.
Trist (v. t. & i.) To trust.
Trist (n.) Trust.
Trist (n.) A post, or station, in hunting.
Trist (n.) A secret meeting, or the place of such meeting; a tryst. See Tryst.
Trist (a.) Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.
Trite (a.) Worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a trite subject.
Troad (n.) See Trode.
Troat (v. i.) To cry, as a buck in rutting time.
Troat (n.) The cry of a buck in rutting time.
Troco (n.) An old English game; -- called also lawn billiards.
Trode () imp. of Tread.
Trode (n.) Tread; footing.
Troic (a.) Pertaining to Troy; Trojan.
Troll (n.) A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves, hills, and like places; a witch.
Troll (v. t.) To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.
Troll (v. t.) To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
Troll (v. t.) To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
Troll (v. t.) To angle for with a trolling
Troll (v. t.) To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
Troll (v. i.) To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.
Troll (v. i.) To move rapidly; to wag.
Troll (v. i.) To take part in trolling a song.
Troll (v. i.) To fish with a rod whose
Troll (n.) The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
Troll (n.) A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
Troll (n.) A trolley.
Tromp (n.) A blowing apparatus, in which air, drawn into the upper part of a vertical tube through side holes by a stream of water within, is carried down with the water into a box or chamber below which it is led to a furnace.
Tromp (n.) Alt. of Trompe
Trona (n.) A native double salt, consisting of a combination of neutral and acid sodium carbonate, Na2CO3.2HNaCO3.2H2O, occurring as a white crystal
Trone (n.) A throne.
Trone (n.) A small drain.
Trone (n.) Alt. of Trones
Troop (n.) A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
Troop (n.) Soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in the plural.
Troop (n.) Specifically, a small body of cavalry, light horse, or dragoons, consisting usually of about sixty men, commanded by a captain; the unit of formation of cavalry, corresponding to the company in infantry. Formerly, also, a company of horse artillery; a battery.
Troop (n.) A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
Troop (n.) A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
Troop (v. i.) To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
Troop (v. i.) To march on; to go forward in haste.
Trope (n.) The use of a word or expression in a different sense from that which properly belongs to it; the use of a word or expression as changed from the original signification to another, for the sake of giving life or emphasis to an idea; a figure of speech.
Trope (n.) The word or expression so used.
Troth (n.) Belief; faith; fidelity.
Troth (n.) Truth; verity; veracity; as, by my troth.
Troth (n.) Betrothal.
Troul (v. t. & i.) See Troll.
Trout (n.) Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidae. They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their flesh. All the species breed in fresh water, but after spawning many of them descend to the sea if they have an opportunity.
Trout (n.) Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the southern, or spotted, squeteague; -- called also salt-water trout, sea trout, shad trout, and gray trout. See Squeteague, and Rock trout under Rock.
Trowl (n.) See Troll.
Trubu (n.) An East India herring (Clupea toli) which is extensively caught for the sake of its roe and for its flesh.
Truce (n.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.
Truce (n.) Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
Truck (v. i.) A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.
Truck (v. i.) A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles.
Truck (v. i.) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels.
Truck (v. i.) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
Truck (v. i.) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes.
Truck (v. i.) A freight car.
Truck (v. i.) A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
Truck (v. t.) To transport on a truck or trucks.
Truck (v. t.) To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust.
Truck (v. i.) To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.
Truck (n.) Exchange of commodities; barter.
Truck (n.) Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market.
Truck (n.) The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also truck system.
Trull (n.) A drab; a strumpet; a harlot; a trollop.
Trull (n.) A girl; a wench; a lass.
Truly (adv.) In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented.
Truly (adv.) Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
Truly (adv.) Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
Truly (adv.) Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.
Truly (adv.) In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.
Trump (n.) A wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or sound of a trumpet; -- used chiefly in Scripture and poetry.
Trump (v. i.) To blow a trumpet.
Trump (n.) A winning card; one of a particular suit (usually determined by chance for each deal) any card of which takes any card of the other suits.
Trump (n.) An old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; -- called also ruff.
Trump (n.) A good fellow; an excellent person.
Trump (v. i.) To play a trump card when one of another suit has been led.
Trump (v. t.) To play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she trumped the first trick.
Trump (v. t.) To trick, or impose on; to deceive.
Trump (v. t.) To impose unfairly; to palm off.
Trunk (n.) The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk.
Trunk (n.) The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs.
Trunk (n.) The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches.
Trunk (n.) That part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.
Trunk (n.) That segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus.
Trunk (n.) The proboscis of an elephant.
Trunk (n.) The proboscis of an insect.
Trunk (n.) A long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath.
Trunk (n.) A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler.
Trunk (n.) A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained.
Trunk (n.) A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact.
Trunk (n.) A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc.
Trunk (v. t.) To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim.
Trunk (v. t.) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9.
Truss (n.) A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass.
Truss (n.) A padded jacket or dress worn under armor, to protect the body from the effects of friction; also, a part of a woman's dress; a stomacher.
Truss (n.) A bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia, to keep up the reduced parts and hinder further protrusion, and for other purposes.
Truss (n.) A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or stem, of certain plants.
Truss (n.) The rope or iron used to keep the center of a yard to the mast.
Truss (n.) An assemblage of members of wood or metal, supported at two points, and arranged to transmit pressure vertically to those points, with the least possible strain across the length of any member. Architectural trusses when left visible, as in open timber roofs, often contain members not needed for construction, or are built with greater massiveness than is requisite, or are composed in unscientific ways in accordance with the exigencies of style.
Truss (n.) To bind or pack close; to make into a truss.
Truss (n.) To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon.
Truss (n.) To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces.
Truss (n.) To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it.
Truss (n.) To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up.
Trust (n.) Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance.
Trust (n.) Credit given; especially, delivery of property or merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, to sell or buy goods on trust.
Trust (n.) Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief.
Trust (n.) That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
Trust (n.) The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
Trust (n.) That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
Trust (n.) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the cestui que trust.
Trust (n.) An organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust.
Trust (a.) Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
Trust (n.) To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us.
Trust (n.) To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
Trust (n.) To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
Trust (n.) to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
Trust (n.) To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
Trust (n.) To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment; as, merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
Trust (n.) To risk; to venture confidently.
Trust (v. i.) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
Trust (v. i.) To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
Trust (v. i.) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
Truth (n.) The quality or being true; as: -- (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.
Truth (n.) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
Truth (n.) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
Truth (n.) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
Truth (n.) That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
Truth (n.) A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals.
Truth (n.) Righteousness; true religion.
Truth (v. t.) To assert as true; to declare.
tried (imp. & p. p.) of Try
Tryst (n.) Trust.
Tryst (n.) An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting; as, to keep tryst; to break tryst.
Tryst (n.) To trust.
Tryst (n.) To agree with to meet at a certain place; to make an appointment with.
Tryst (v. i.) To mutually agree to meet at a certain place.
Urali (n.) See Curare.
Urare (n.) Alt. of Urari
Urari (n.) See Curare.
Urate (n.) A salt of uric acid; as, sodium urate; ammonium urate.
Urban (a.) Of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population.
Urban (a.) Belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners.
Ureal (a.) Of or pertaining to urea; containing, or consisting of, urea; as, ureal deposits.
Uredo (n.) One of the stages in the life history of certain rusts (Uredinales), regarded at one time as a distinct genus. It is a summer stage preceding the teleutospore, or winter stage. See Uredinales, in the Supplement.
Uredo (n.) Nettle rash. See Urticaria.
-uret () A suffix with the same meaning as -ide. See -ide.
Urged (imp. & p. p.) of Urge
Urger (n.) One who urges.
Urine (n.) In mammals, a fluid excretion from the kidneys; in birds and reptiles, a solid or semisolid excretion.
Urine (v. i.) To urinate.
Urite (n.) One of the segments of the abdomen or post-abdomen of arthropods.
Urith (n.) The bindings of a hedge.
Urnal (a.) Of or pertaining to an urn; effected by an urn or urns.
Ursal (n.) The ursine seal. See the Note under 1st Seal.
Urson (n.) The Canada porcupine. See Porcupine.
Ursuk (n.) The bearded seal.
Ursus (n.) A genus of Carnivora including the common bears.
Urubu (n.) The black vulture (Catharista atrata). It ranges from the Southern United States to South America. See Vulture.
Wrack (n.) A thin, flying cloud; a rack.
Wrack (v. t.) To rack; to torment.
Wrack (n.) Wreck; ruin; destruction.
Wrack (n.) Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants of the genera Fucus, Laminaria, and Zostera, which are most abundant on northern shores.
Wrack (n.) Coarse seaweed of any kind.
Wrack (v. t.) To wreck.
Wrapt () of Wrap
Wrath (a.) Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire.
Wrath (a.) The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime.
Wrath (a.) See Wroth.
Wrath (v. t.) To anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally.
Wrawl (v. i.) To cry, as a cat; to waul.
Wreak (v. i.) To reck; to care.
Wreak (v. t.) To revenge; to avenge.
Wreak (v. t.) To execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; to hurl or drive; as, to wreak vengeance on an enemy.
Wreak (v. t.) Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.
Wreck (v. t. & n.) See 2d & 3d Wreak.
Wreck (v. t.) The destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves; shipwreck.
Wreck (v. t.) Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
Wreck (v. t.) The ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck.
Wreck (v. t.) The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
Wreck (v. t.) Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea.
Wreck (v. t.) To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.
Wreck (v. t.) To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train.
Wreck (v. t.) To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
Wreck (v. i.) To suffer wreck or ruin.
Wreck (v. i.) To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering.
Wreke (v. t.) Alt. of Wreeke
Wrest (v. t.) To turn; to twist; esp., to twist or extort by violence; to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or twisting.
Wrest (v. t.) To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort.
Wrest (v. t.) To tune with a wrest, or key.
Wrest (n.) The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion.
Wrest (n.) Active or moving power.
Wrest (n.) A key to tune a stringed instrument of music.
Wrest (n.) A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the buckets is determined.
Wrung (imp. & p. p.) of Wring
Wring (v. t.) To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing.
Wring (v. t.) Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
Wring (v. t.) To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
Wring (v. t.) To extract or obtain by twisting and compressing; to squeeze or press (out); hence, to extort; to draw forth by violence, or against resistance or repugnance; -- usually with out or form.
Wring (v. t.) To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
Wring (v. t.) To bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast.
Wring (v. i.) To writhe; to twist, as with anguish.
Wring (n.) A writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping.
Wrist (n.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus.
Wrist (n.) A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called wrist pin.
Wrote (imp.) of Write
Write (v. t.) To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures.
Write (v. t.) To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.
Write (v. t.) Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.
Write (v. t.) To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.
Write (v. t.) To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively.
Write (v. i.) To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.
Write (v. i.) To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices.
Write (v. i.) To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.
Write (v. i.) To compose or send letters.
Wrong () imp. of Wring. Wrung.
Wrong (a.) Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
Wrong (a.) Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
Wrong (a.) Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.
Wrong (a.) Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
Wrong (a.) Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
Wrong (adv.) In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
Wrong (a.) That which is not right.
Wrong (a.) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral right.
Wrong (a.) Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
Wrong (a.) Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from; another; a trespass; a violation of right.
Wrong (v. t.) To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.
Wrong (v. t.) To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.
Wroot () imp. of Write. Wrote.
Wrote (v. i.) To root with the snout. See 1st Root.
Wrote () imp. & archaic p. p. of Write.
Wroth (a.) Full of wrath; angry; incensed; much exasperated; wrathful.
Wrung () imp. & p. p. of Wring.
Wried (imp. & p. p.) of Wry
Yraft (p. p.) Bereft.
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